Bret Iwan

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Bret Iwan
Bret Iwan GalaxyCon Raleigh 2021 (cropped).jpg
Iwan at GalaxyCon Raleigh in 2021
Born
Bret William Iwan

(1982-09-10) September 10, 1982 (age 39)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materRingling College of Art and Design
OccupationVoice actor, illustrator
Years active2009–present
Known forVoice of Mickey Mouse
Spouse(s)
Douglas Beau Hoffman
(m. 2021)
Parent(s)
  • Bill Iwan
  • Fiona Iwan

Bret William Iwan (born September 10, 1982)[1] is an American voice actor and illustrator. He has been the fourth official voice of Mickey Mouse following the death of Wayne Allwine in May 2009.

Early life[edit]

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.[2]

Career[edit]

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.[3] 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.

Personal life[edit]

In 2021, Iwan married Douglas Beau Hoffman.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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[1] Recurring role
2017 Chip 'n Dale's Nutty Tales 6 episodes
2018 Mickey's 90th Spectacular Television special
2020 Mickey Mornings
CAVE iN Himself Episode: "Weldon's Troll Mob"
2021 Mickey Mouse Funhouse Mickey Mouse

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2010 Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Mickey Mouse
Epic Mickey
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
2013 Disney Infinity
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[4]
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Behind The Voice Actors - Bret Iwan". Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  2. ^ "Bret Iwan". Archived from the original on 7 November 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  3. ^ https://d23.com/a-to-z/iwan-bret/
  4. ^ Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:39 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Wayne Allwine
Voice of Mickey Mouse
2009–present
Succeeded by
current