Bumper Robinson

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Bumper Robinson
Born
Larry C. Robinson II

(1974-06-19) June 19, 1974 (age 44)
OccupationActor, voice artist, musician, singer
Years active1983–present
Spouse(s)Katherine Penton
Children1

Larry C. "Bumper" Robinson II (born June 19, 1974) is an American actor, voice actor, musician and singer.[1] He is known for his roles as Bumblebee and Blitzwing in Transformers: Animated, Falcon in Avengers Assemble and Cyborg in Justice League: Doom.

Career[edit]

Robinson's first theatrical break came as the son of O. J. Simpson's character in Cocaine and Blue Eyes (1983), a CBS television movie. Years later, he would be cast in the role of the young O. J. Simpson in The O. J. Simpson Story (1995).

In the 1980s, Robinson played Zammis in Enemy Mine, Clarence on NBC's Amen, Jonah Carver on Days of Our Lives and a recurring role as Leon on NBC's Night Court. He has made appearances on The Jeffersons, Gimme A Break, Hill Street Blues, Matt Houston, Cagney & Lacey, Webster, Punky Brewster, The Facts of Life and Family Matters. He began his voice-over career on The Flintstone Kids as Philo Quartz, followed by work on Scooby-Doo, among others.

Robinson's career continued into the 1990s, with work on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the Fox television movie Generation X, and shows like Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, The Client, Touched by an Angel, The Steve Harvey Show, Sister, Sister, and The John Larroquette Show. He earned rave reviews for his performance as Jackie Jackson in ABC's miniseries, The Jacksons: An American Dream, after which, he joined the cast of NBC's A Different World as Dorian Heywood. He also portrayed Jared Harris in Guys Like Us, Marcus Miller on The WB's Three, a recurring role as Ivan Ennis on Fox's Living Single and Marcus Wentworth on UPN's Grown Ups.

In 2001, Robinson starred alongside Phylicia Rashad in the PBS film The Old Settler. Not long after, he starred in an American-Chinese produced action series called Flatland, with Dennis Hopper which was filmed in Shanghai. He joined the cast of Sabrina The Teenage Witch in 2003, after which he headed to New Mexico to star in a cult classic, Death Valley.

He has appeared in CSI: NY, Bones, Jane Doe: Yes I Remember It Well, Roommates and Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. He has worked on the Fox production Alcatraz and BET's The Game.

In addition, Robinson is also a prominent voice actor, with roles in animated films and television shows such as Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School, Pinky and the Brain, Futurama, Brother Bear and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He also provided the voices of Bumblebee, Blitzwing, Porter C. Powell and Blackout on Transformers: Animated.

Filmography[edit]

Live-action[edit]

Films[edit]

List of acting performances in film
Year Title Role Notes
1983 Cocaine and Blue Eyes Brennen's Son Television film
1985 Enemy Mine Zammis
1995 The O. J. Simpson Story Young O. J. Simpson Television film
White Man's Burden Martin
1996 Generation X Mondo Television film
2001 The Old Settler Husband Television film
Behind Enemy Lines SCIF Technician
2004 Death Valley Anthony
2006 Jane Doe: Yes I Remember It Well Jackson Television film

Television[edit]

List of acting performances in television
Year Title Role Notes
1983 The Jeffersons Artis Episode: "And the Winner Is..."
1983–84 Hill Street Blues Jimmy, Kid 2 episodes
Webster Curtis 3 episodes
1984 Matt Houston Nathaniel 2 episodes
Gimme a Break! Boomer Episode: "Breakdance"
1985 Cagney & Lacey Kevin Taggart 2 episodes
1985–86 Night Court Leon 5 episodes
1986 North and South Michael Miniseries
1987 The Facts of Life Todd Episode: "Sweet Charity"
Punky Brewster Donald Sotta Episode: "Best Friends"
1987–89 Days of Our Lives Jonah Carver
1988 Day by Day Warren Episode: "Girl Wars"
1990 Molloy Louis Duncan Jackson 7 episodes
1990–91 Amen Clarence 11 episodes
1990–92 Family Matters Daniel Wallace, Kyle 4 episodes
1992 The Royal Family Joe Correy 2 episodes
The Jacksons: An American Dream Jackie Jackson (ages 12–16) Miniseries
1992–93 A Different World Dorian Heywood 23 episodes
1993 The John Larroquette Show Extortionist Episode: "Jumping Off the Wagon"
1994 Thea Cliff Clover Episode: "Danesha Project"
Saved by the Bell: The New Class Doug Parker Episode: "Bayside Story"
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Jem'Hadar Episode: "The Abandoned"
1994–96 Sister, Sister Bellboy, Mike, Jesse 3 episodes
1995 Touched by an Angel Matthew Mackey Episode: "The Hero"
On Our Own Nat 2 episodes
The Client Jimmy Roland Episode: "Them That Has..."
1995–97 Living Single Ivan Ennis 8 episodes
1996 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Eddie Episode: "Increase the Peace"
The Steve Harvey Show Lawrence Episode: "The Play's Not the Thing"
1997–2003 Sabrina the Teenage Witch James, Clifford Weaver 11 episodes
1998 Three Marcus Miller 13 episodes
1998–99 Guys Like Us Jared Harris 13 episodes
1999–2000 Grown Ups Marcus Wentworth 7 episodes
2000 Linc's Benjamin Episode: "People Like Us"
Son of the Beach Prince Vidor Episode: "Day of the Jackass"
The Parkers Bradley Episode: "The Oddest Couple"
2002 Flatland JT Dunnit 22 episodes
2004 Eve Mark Episode: "Dateless in Miami"
2005 CSI: NY Mike Prineman Episode: "Hush"
2007–15 The Game Juvon Glenn 21 episodes
2009 Bones Micah Strutt Episode: "The Girl in the Mask"
Roommates Russell Episode: "The Trash 'N Treasures"
2012 Alcatraz Bobby Episode: "Pilot"
2015–16 Black-ish Marcus Montgomery 2 episodes

Voice acting[edit]

Films[edit]

List of voice performances in film
Year Title Role Notes
1988 Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School Jamal Williams Television film
2003 Brother Bear Chipmunks
2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Cool Cat, Dog Killa, Slim, Cat Spy Analyst
2012 Justice League: Doom Victor Stone / Cyborg Direct-to-video
2014 Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery Ruben Direct-to-video

Television[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes
1986–88 The Flintstone Kids Philo Quartz
1995–96 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Carter
1998 The New Batman Adventures Teen Cop, Henchman Ep. "Mean Seasons"
Pinky and the Brain Tyrone Spellbinder Ep. "Dangerous Brains"
Godzilla: The Series Looter #2 Ep. "Hive"
2000 Batman Beyond Zack Ep. "Payback"
2000–04 Static Shock Derek Barnett / D-Struct, Heavy C / Slipstream
Royce Axelrod, Chainlink, Troy
2001–02 What's with Andy? Danny Pickett Season 1
2002 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Cap N' Robbie, Native Bearer Ep. "Safari, So Goodi!"
2002–03 Futurama Dwight Conrad
2005 Teen Titans Hot Spot
2006 The Batman Man at the Bank Ep. "Gotham's Ultimate Criminal Mastermind"
2007 All Grown Up! Buster Carmichael, Ty Ep. "In the Family's Way"
2007–08 Legion of Super Heroes Star Boy, Ontir
2007–09 Transformers: Animated Bumblebee, Blitzwing, Porter C. Powell, Blackout
2009–10 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Black Lightning
2010–12 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes James "Rhodey" Rhodes / War Machine
2012–14 Ben 10: Omniverse Rook Blonko, Bloxx, Terraspin, Jury Rigg,
Corvo, Ball Weevil, Doc Saturday, Punchinello,
Crujo, Alan Albright, Parallelogram Vreedle
2012 Motorcity Rayon Ep. "Julie and the Amazons"
2013 Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload Falcon, S.H.I.E.L.D. Sentry Television special
2013–present Avengers Assemble Falcon, Human Cannonball
2014 Ultimate Spider-Man Falcon
Mixels Footi, Glurt, Wizwuz Ep. "Mixed Up Special"
2015 Curious George Mr. Berg
Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled Falcon Television special
2017 Lost In Oz Smith, Tinker, Fauxquat
2018 Voltron: Legendary Defender Ryan Kinkade

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role
2003 Command & Conquer: Generals Additional Voices
2005 Teen Titans Hot Spot
2006 Armored Core 4 Sus
2008 Transformers Animated: The Game Bumblebee, Blitzwing
Aion: Upheaval Additional Voices
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Bolivar Trask
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Tunnel Rat
James Cameron's Avatar: The Game Batista, RDA
2010 Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Soldiers
Crackdown 2 Additional Voices
Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame Black Lightning
2011 Marvel Super Hero Squad Online War Machine
Resistance 3 Ellis Turner
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Warwolf 4
Kinect: Disneyland Adventures Additional Voices
Star Wars: The Old Republic Captain Nelex, Mavrix Varad, Agent Soganti, Agent Weller,
Battlelord Kreshan, Corporal Garrum, Kodai Burkan, Private Sakal,
Ralon Nys, Sergeant Herron, Tempest Squad Commando, Vorr
2012 Resistance: Burning Skies Fireman Lawson, Civilian, Minuteman
Skylanders: Giants Bouncer
Ben 10: Omniverse Rook Blonko, Bloxx
2013 Marvel Heroes Falcon
Skylanders: Swap Force Bouncer
Batman: Arkham Origins S.W.A.T. Officers
Ben 10: Omniverse 2 Rook Blonko, Bloxx, Incursean Assault Toad, Incursean Ice Infantry
2014 Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Falcon
Skylanders: Trap Team Bouncer
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Cyborg
2015 Infinite Crisis
Disney Infinity 3.0 Falcon
Skylanders: SuperChargers Bouncer
Lego Dimensions Cyborg
Fallout 4 Additional Voices
2016 Doom UAC Spokesperson, Additional Voices
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Additional Voices
2018 Star Trek Online: Victory is Life Dukan'Rex
Spider-Man Additional Voices
Lego DC Super-Villains Cyborg, Grid

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bumper Robinson". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 8 August 2016.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Mark Ryan
Voice of Bumblebee
2007-2009
Succeeded by
Mark Ryan
Preceded by
Ed Gilbert
Voice of Blitzwing
2007-2009
Succeeded by
incumbent