Jack Angel

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Jack Angel
Born (1930-10-24) October 24, 1930 (age 83)
Modesto, California, U.S.
Alma mater San Francisco State University
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1969–present
Agent Arlene Thornton and Associates
Spouse(s) yes
Website
http://www.jackangel.com/

Jack Angel (born October 24, 1930) is an American voice actor, who has worked on many radio programs, animated television series, movies and video games.

Life and career[edit]

Angel was born in Modesto, California. His father was a Greek immigrant who had arrived in America during the 1900s, and years later became famous as the Bean King of Central California. Jack Angel would go from an enlisted soldier to an officer during the Korean War, all the while attending Army Ranger Training School. After his discharge, he was accepted to University in San Francisco.

The future actor graduated from San Francisco State University in 1957, and at the same time, he was hired in the position of disc jockey on a California radio station and decided to focus on a career in radio programs. A decade later, he had become one of the most popular radio personalities. Jack Angel's radio programs were heard on stations KMPC and KFI, Los Angeles. In the early years of his career, he also landed roles in stage productions in The Actor's Ring and the Portland Civic Theater.

His first jobs in the voice-over industry came in the mid-1970s, voice acting on the series Super Friends, in which he played Hawkman, The Flash and Super Samurai, including The All-New Super Friends Hour, Challenge of the Super Friends, Super Friends (1980 TV series), The Legendary Super Powers Show and Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians. At the same time, Angel made guest appearances in Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo and The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show.

In the Transformers series, he was the voice of Astrotrain, Smokescreen, Ramjet, Cyclonus (following the death of Roger C. Carmel), Omega Supreme, Sentinel Prime, and Ultra Magnus (animated television series only). He did reprise Ramjet and Astrotrain in The Transformers: The Movie.

He also lent his voice to the character Dr. Zachary Darret in the 1984 CBS animated series Pole Position, and also voiced Wet Suit on Sunbow's G.I. Joe and several characters on Dino-Riders. In the Transformers and G.I. Joe series, he often acts alongside Frank Welker, Chris Latta, Michael Bell, Peter Cullen and Charlie Adler. In 1995, he was the voice of Nikki in Balto, an animated film produced by Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment.

He also voices the SWATbots on Sonic the Hedgehog and plays the Liquidator on Darkwing Duck, The Chief of Police in Goof Troop and voiced Nick Fury on Spider-Man: The Animated series.

In 2001, Angel was the voice of "Teddy" in the movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence and provided additional voices in animated films such as A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Cars, Horton Hears a Who, The Prince of Egypt, The Iron Giant and Aladdin.

Angel has also ventured into video games, and narrating the cult hit killer7 as well as playing Wonkers the Watilla in Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, The Mayor in Ratchet & Clank, and Captain Teague in the video game version of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

From 2002-2012, shortly after the death of Gene Moss, he voiced Smokey the Bear in a few public service announcements and radio spots. In 2007, he voiced an alien called Technorg on Ben 10, Comrade Chaos on El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, as well as the Pirate Captain in an episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Angel also voiced Papa Smurf in the 2011 special, The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol.

He has also played several characters in the Pixar film Toy Story franchise; Rocky Gibraltar in Toy Story, The Shark in Toy Story 2 and Chunk in Toy Story 3.

Filmography[edit]

Animated series[edit]

Animated films[edit]

Video games[edit]

Other[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Jack Angel was featured on The Voice Actor panel at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2012. The following year, he also attended TFcon as a guest where he reprised his roles as Ultra Magnus, Astrotrain and Cyclonus for a voice actor play.

References[edit]

  • Angel, Jack (2012), The Book of Jack, Hardcover, ISBN 14-582-03891 
  • Angel, Jack (2012), How To Succeed in Voice-Overs: Without Ever Losing, AbbottPress, ISBN 14-582-03212 

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