Bret William Iwan
September 10, 1982
|Alma mater||Ringling College of Art and Design|
|Occupation||Voice actor, illustrator|
|Known for||Voice of Mickey Mouse|
Douglas Beau Hoffman
Iwan was raised in Pasadena, California and was born to Bill and Fiona Iwan.
He attended LeRoy High School in LeRoy, Illinois from 1996-2000. He graduated from the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, USA in 2004. Iwan was previously an illustrator at Hallmark.
Iwan was first called in to voice Mickey and succeed to Wayne Allwine, after the latter died on May 18, 2009. Iwan was supposed to understudy with Allwine, but they never had the chance to meet each other.
Iwan first recorded Mickey Mouse dialogue for the Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park as well as the 2009 shows Disney On Ice: Celebrations and Disney Live: Rockin' Road Show. He voiced Mickey Mouse in Have a Laugh! He gave his first full performance as Mickey Mouse for the English version of the PlayStation Portable game Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.
His first voice-over work in a Disney park could be heard in the Animal Kingdom closing show "Adventurers' Celebration Gathering" as well as on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover attraction at the Magic Kingdom, in which upon passing through Mickey's Star Traders, Mickey responds with his signature laugh and says "That's right, it's outta this world!"
Iwan has stated that in the third season of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, the voice of Mickey Mouse was still indeed Wayne Allwine, due to Mickey's voice sounding a bit lower in the later episodes (Allwine had already recorded Mickey's voice for many of those episodes before his death). Allwine would change his Mickey voice to a mid-low pitch to make Mickey sound more calm as he spoke.
In 2021, Iwan married Douglas Beau Hoffman.
|2009||Disney On Ice: Celebrations||Mickey Mouse|
|Disney Live: Rockin' Road Show|
|2009–2012||Have a Laugh!||60 episodes|
|2012–2016||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse||26 episodes|
|2012–2016||Minnie's Bow-Toons||40 episodes|
|2013||Wheel of Fortune||Episode: "Making Disney Memories Week"|
|2017–2021||Mickey and the Roadster Racers/Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures||Recurring role|
|2017||Chip 'n Dale's Nutty Tales||6 episodes|
|2018||Mickey's 90th Spectacular||Television special|
|CAVE iN||Himself||Episode: "Weldon's Troll Mob"|
|2021||Mickey Mouse Funhouse||Mickey Mouse|
|2010||Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep||Mickey Mouse|
|2011||Kingdom Hearts: Re:Coded|
|Kinect Disneyland Adventures|
|2012||Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance|
|Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two|
|Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion|
|Where's My Mickey|
|Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse|
|Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (358/2 Days HD cutscenes)|
|2014||Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (Birth by Sleep game and Re:coded HD cutscenes)|
|2015||Disney Infinity 3.0|
|2016||Disney Magic Kingdoms|
|2017||Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue|
|Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX (358/2 Days HD cutscenes, Birth by Sleep game and Re:coded HD cutscenes)|
|2019||Kingdom Hearts III|
|2020||Kingdom Hearts III Re:Mind|
|Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory|
- Bret Iwan at IMDb
- Bret Iwan at Voice Chasers Archived 2011-01-06 at the Wayback Machine
- Bret Iwan Interview