Val Bettin

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Val Bettin
Val Bettin 1963.jpg
Bettin in 1963
Born Valentin Bettin
(1923-08-01) August 1, 1923 (age 91)
La Crosse, Wisconsin,
United States
Occupation Actor/Voice actor
Years active 1953–2008
Agent CESD Talent Agency
Spouse(s) Hildy Bettin (1950–2007)
(her death)

Val Bettin (born August 1, 1923) is an American voice actor,[1] known for using an English accent in all of his roles. He is best known for voicing Dr. David Q. Dawson in The Great Mouse Detective and The Sultan in the 2 Aladdin sequels and the tv show after replacing Douglas Seale following the first film.

Early life and career[edit]

He was born Valentin Bettin in La Crosse, Wisconsin. In 1948, he went to England, to enter the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated in 1950. There he met his wife Hildy, and the two married that same year. They returned to the United States, in order for him to become a drama teacher in Iowa. He has been using a British accent in theatre, radio and TV roles since 1953.

He got his first film role in the movie Somewhere in Time, which was filmed in 1978-1979. He later became a voice actor, with his first role as Dr. David Q. Dawson in the 1986 Disney film The Great Mouse Detective. He has been credited in Shrek, Gargoyles and Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series. He voices Matt's grandfather Herbert in W.I.T.C.H.. He voiced the Sultan in the Aladdin TV series and sequels after Douglas Seale stepped down from the role.

His wife Hildy died in 2007 at the age of 83.

Filmography[edit]

Animated roles[edit]

Anime roles[edit]

Video game roles[edit]

Live-action roles[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Hischak, Thomas S. (2011-09-21). Disney Voice Actors: A Biographical Dictionary. McFarland. pp. 239–. ISBN 9780786462711. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 

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