Bumper Robinson

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Bumper Robinson
Born
Larry C. Robinson II

(1974-06-19) June 19, 1974 (age 45)
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1983–present
Spouse(s)Katherine Penton
Children1

Larry C. "Bumper" Robinson II (born June 19, 1974) is an American actor and voice actor.[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 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 A Different World as Dorian Heywood. He also played Jared Harris on Guys Like Us, Marcus Miller on The WB's Three, a recurring role as Ivan Ennis on 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 Death Valley.

He has appeared in CSI: NY, Bones, Jane Doe: Yes I Remember It Well, Roommates, 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]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Enemy Mine Zammis
1995 White Man's Burden Martin
2001 Behind Enemy Lines SCIF Technician
2004 Death Valley Anthony

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Cocaine and Blue Eyes Brennen's Son Television film
1983 The Jeffersons Artis Episode: "And the Winner Is..."
1983–84 Hill Street Blues Jimmy, Kid 2 episodes
1983–84 Webster Curtis 3 episodes
1984 Matt Houston Nathaniel 2 episodes
1984 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"
1987 Punky Brewster Donald Sotta Episode: "Best Friends"
1987–89 Days of Our Lives Jonah Carver Recurring role
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
1992 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"
1994 Saved by the Bell: The New Class Doug Parker Episode: "Bayside Story"
1994 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Jem'Hadar Episode: "The Abandoned"
1994–96 Sister, Sister Bellboy, Mike, Jesse 3 episodes
1995 The O. J. Simpson Story Young O. J. Simpson Television film
1995 Touched by an Angel Matthew Mackey Episode: "The Hero"
1995 On Our Own Nat 2 episodes
1995 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"
1996 Generation X Mondo Television film
1996 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"
2000 Son of the Beach Prince Vidor Episode: "Day of the Jackass"
2000 The Parkers Bradley Episode: "The Oddest Couple"
2001 The Old Settler Husband Television film
2002 Flatland JT Dunnit 22 episodes
2004 Eve Mark Episode: "Dateless in Miami"
2005 CSI: NY Mike Prineman Episode: "Hush"
2006 Jane Doe: Yes I Remember It Well Jackson Television film
2007–15 The Game Juvon Glenn 21 episodes
2009 Bones Micah Strutt Episode: "The Girl in the Mask"
2009 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]

Year Title Role Notes
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
2018 MFKZ Espirit, Octavius, Additional Voices English dub

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986–88 The Flintstone Kids Philo Quartz
1988 Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School Jamal Williams Television film
1995–96 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Carter
1998 The New Batman Adventures Teen Cop, Henchman Ep. "Mean Seasons"
1998 Pinky and the Brain Tyrone Spellbinder Ep. "Dangerous Brains"
1998 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, Tech #2
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"
2013–19 Avengers Assemble Falcon, Human Cannonball
2013 Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload Falcon, S.H.I.E.L.D. Sentry Television special
2014 Ultimate Spider-Man Falcon
2014 Mixels Footi, Glurt, Wizwuz Ep. "Mixed Up Special"
2015 Curious George Mr. Berg
2015 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]

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
2008 Aion: Upheaval Additional Voices
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Bolivar Trask
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Tunnel Rat
2009 James Cameron's Avatar: The Game Batista, RDA
2010 Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Soldiers
2010 Crackdown 2 Additional Voices
2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame Black Lightning
2011 Marvel Super Hero Squad Online War Machine
2011 Resistance 3 Ellis Turner
2011 Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Warwolf 4
2011 Kinect: Disneyland Adventures Additional Voices
2011 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
2012–15 Skylanders series Bouncer
2012 Ben 10: Omniverse Rook Blonko, Bloxx
2013 Marvel Heroes Falcon
2013 Batman: Arkham Origins S.W.A.T. Officers
2013 Ben 10: Omniverse 2 Rook Blonko, Bloxx, Incursean Assault Toad, Incursean Ice Infantry
2014 Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Falcon
2014 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Cyborg
2015 Infinite Crisis
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Falcon
2015 Lego Dimensions Cyborg
2015 Fallout 4 Additional Voices
2016 Doom UAC Spokesperson, Additional Voices
2016 Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Additional Voices
2018 Star Trek Online: Victory is Life Dukan'Rex
2018 Spider-Man Additional Voices
2018 Lego DC Super-Villains Cyborg, Grid
2019 Rage 2 Goon Rocketeer, Dreadwood Civilian, Dizzy De Lux, Mo Rummy
2019 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Falcon

Theme parks[edit]

Year Attraction Park Role
2015 Justice League: Battle for Metropolis Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags St. Louis
Six Flags Mexico
Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Over Georgia
Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Cyborg
2019 Cyborg: Hyper Drive Six Flags New England 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
2007-2010
Succeeded by
Mark Ryan
Preceded by
Ed Gilbert
Voice of Blitzwing
2007-2009
Succeeded by
incumbent