September 10, 1982 |
Pasadena, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Ringling College of Art and Design|
|Occupation||Voice actor, illustrator|
|Known for||Voice of Mickey Mouse|
Bret Iwan (born September 10, 1982 in Pasadena, California) is an American voice actor and illustrator. He is the current official voice of the character Mickey Mouse since Wayne Allwine died in 2009.
He was first called in to voice Mickey and understudy with Wayne Allwine, but Allwine died from heart failure and diabetes-related complications on May 18, 2009 and they never had the chance to meet each other. After that, the role of Mickey was given to Bret automatically.
Bret first recorded Mickey Mouse dialogue for the Animal Kingdom theme park as well as the 2009 shows Disney On Ice: Celebrations and Disney Live: Rockin' Road Show. He gave his first full performance as Mickey Mouse for the English version of the PlayStation Portable game Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, and the later Kingdom Hearts games ever since. He also gave his voice performance as Mickey Mouse in the Epic Mickey games.
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!"
Bret Iwan has stated that in the third season of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, the voice of Mickey was still indeed Wayne Allwine, due to Mickey's voice sounding a bit lower in the later episodes (Wayne had already recorded Mickey's voice for many of those episodes before his death). Wayne would change his Mickey voice to a mid-low pitch to make Mickey sound more calm as he spoke. Viewers thought that Iwan had already taken over the role when the new episodes came out after Allwine's death. Unlike Allwine, Iwan is keeping Mickey's voice in a higher lighter range similar to what Allwine would normally do when he used to voice Mickey before Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Bret's father, Bill Iwan, has an O2½ model railroad that was featured in the April 2011 Model Railroader.
|2009||Disney On Ice: Celebrations||Mickey Mouse|
|2009||Disney Live: Rockin' Road Show|
|2009–2012||Have a Laugh!|
|2009–2016||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse|
|2013||Wheel of Fortune: Making Disney Memories Week|
|2017–present||Mickey and the Roadster Racers|
|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)|
|Voice of Mickey Mouse
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