Jack Angel

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Jack Angel
Born(1930-10-24)October 24, 1930[1]
DiedOctober 18, 2021(2021-10-18) (aged 90)
Alma materSan Francisco State University
Occupation(s)Voice actor, radio personality
Years active1957–2019
Barbara Angel
(div. 1980)
Arlene Thornton
(m. 1984)

Jack Angel (October 24, 1930 – October 18, 2021) was an American voice actor and radio personality. He provided voice-overs for animation and video games. Angel had voiced characters in shows by Hasbro and Hanna-Barbera such as Super Friends, The Transformers and G.I. Joe and was involved in numerous productions by Disney and Pixar. Before becoming involved with voiceover work, Angel was initially a disc jockey for radio stations, namely KMPC[2] and KFI. The day of his death, October 18, a piece of lost 1980s paraphernalia that contained his voice as the lead role, being the U.S. dub of TUGS, was discovered.


Angel was born on October 24, 1930 in Modesto, California, the second child of John Angel, a Greek immigrant, and Lucille (née Parsons).[1] He graduated from San Francisco State University in 1957, and at the same time, he was hired as a disc jockey for a California radio station and decided to focus on a career in radio programs. A decade later, he had become one of the most popular radio personalities with his radio programs being heard on stations KMPC[2] and KFI, Los Angeles. In the early years of his career, he also landed roles in stage productions at The Actor's Ring and the Portland Civic Theater. It was during his broadcasting career that he began experimenting with voiceovers he would produce for clients; while at KMPC, Angel's demo ended up in the hands of Gary Owens, who already had made his own inroads as an animation voiceover actor and forwarded Angel's demo tape to his agent. After almost 20 years in radio, Angel shifted to voice acting on a full-time basis.

Angel's first jobs in the voice-over industry came in the mid-1970s, voice acting on the series Super Friends, in which he played Hawkman, The Flash and Samurai, including The All-New Super Friends Hour, Challenge of the Superfriends, Super Friends, The Legendary Super Powers Show and Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians. During that time, he made guest appearances in Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo and The Smurfs.

In the second season of the Transformers series (1985), Angel was the voice of Astrotrain, Smokescreen, Ramjet, and Omega Supreme, and he reprised the roles of Ramjet and Astrotrain in The Transformers: The Movie (1986). In the third and fourth seasons of The Transformers (1986-1987), Angel voiced Ultra Magnus (who had been played by Robert Stack in The Transformers: The Movie) and in the fourth season he voiced Cyclonus following the death of Roger C. Carmel.

He also lent his voice to the character Dr. Zachary Darret in the 1984 CBS animated series Pole Position, and also voiced Wet Suit on Sunbow's G.I. Joe and several characters on Dino-Riders.

In 1995, he was the voice of Nikki in the animated film Balto. He played the SWATbots on Sonic the Hedgehog, The Liquidator on Darkwing Duck, and Nick Fury on Spider-Man: The Animated series.

In 2001, Angel was the voice of "Teddy" in the movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence. He provided voices for animated films such as A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Ice Age: The Meltdown, Cars, Horton Hears a Who, The Prince of Egypt, The Iron Giant, and Aladdin.

Angel has also ventured into video games, narrating the cult hit Killer7 as well as playing Wonkers the Watilla in Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, The Mayor in Ratchet & Clank, and Ammand the Corsair in the video game version of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

In 2002, shortly after the death of Gene Moss, Jack Angel voiced Smokey the Bear in a few public service announcements and radio spots until 2012.[3] In 2007, he voiced an alien called Technorg on Ben 10. He also voiced Papa Smurf in the 2011 special, The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol and the 2013 special, The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow.


Angel did some voice work in Animated shows for Nickelodeon in the 2000s. His roles include:

He provided "additional voices" in Toy Story and Toy Story 2, and the voice of Chunk in Toy Story 3.

He also provided additional voices for Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, The Dukes, Snorks, Dino-Riders, The Smurfs, The Rescuers Down Under, The Little Mermaid, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Land of Enchantment, Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire, Aladdin, Hercules, Quest for Camelot, Tarzan, The Iron Giant, Monsters, Inc., The Lorax, Monsters University and Despicable Me 2.

His uncredited voice roles include Rock in the 2014 American biblical epic film Noah and an Egyptian in the 1998 animated film The Prince of Egypt.

Personal life[edit]

Angel was married twice. He and his first wife, Barbara Angel, divorced in 1980.[4] Together they had three children.[5][4] He married talent agent/owner Arlene Thornton in 1984. They lived in Studio City and Malibu, California.[6]


Angel died on October 18, 2021, at the age of 90, six days shy of his 91st birthday.[7][8][9][10][11]


Animated films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Transformers: The Movie[12] Ramjet, Astrotrain
Voltron: Fleet of Doom King Zarkon, Cmdr. Cossack Television Special
1987 G.I. Joe: The Movie Wet Suit Direct-to-video
Sport Goofy in Soccermania[12] Beagle Boy #1 Television Special
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Toon Shoes Uncredited[citation needed]
1989 The Little Mermaid[12] Sailor
1990 DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp[12] Additional Voices
The Rescuers Down Under[12] Additional Voices
Land of Enchantment Additional Voices
1991 Beauty and the Beast[12] Tavern Man
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West[12] Additional Voices
1992 Porco Rosso Pilot 2005 English Dub
Aladdin[12] Arab
1995 Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon Screaming Man 2006 English Dub
Balto[12] Nikki Voice
Toy Story[12] Rocky Gibraltar/Mr. Shark
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame[12] Additional Voices
1997 Hercules[12] Builder #2
1998 Quest for Camelot[12] Ogre
Mulan Ancestor
A Bug's Life[12] Thud
The Prince of Egypt Egyptian Uncredited[citation needed]
1999 Tarzan[12] Monkey
The Iron Giant[12] Additional Voices
Toy Story 2[12] Rocky Gibraltar, Mr. Shark
2001 The Trumpet of the Swan[12] Justice of the Geese
Spirited Away[12] Radish Spirit 2002 English Dub
Atlantis: The Lost Empire[12] Truck Driver (ADR group)
Monsters, Inc.[12] Additional Voices
2002 Lilo & Stitch[12] Alien Guard
Treasure Planet[12] Grewnge, Police Robot #2
2003 Finding Nemo[12] Mr. Johannsen
2004 The Incredibles Guard #2
2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Additional Voices
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown[12] Male Ox
Cars[12] Chuck Armstrong
2008 Horton Hears a Who![12] Old Time Who
Immigrants[12] Longshoreman English Dub
Roadside Romeo[12] Additional Voices
2010 Toy Story 3[12] Chunk
2012 The Lorax[12] Additional Voices
2013 Monsters University[12] Earl "The Terror" Thompson
Despicable Me 2[12] Additional Voices

Animated series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1977 The All-New Super Friends Hour Hawkman, Samurai, Dr Lau 5 Episodes
1978 Challenge of the Superfriends The Flash, Hawkman, Samurai 16 Episodes
1979 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Jerry Sloan, Brandon Davis, Shadow Creature, Additional voices Eps. "The Scarab Lives!" and "The Ghoul the Bat and the Ugly"
1980 Super Friends The Flash, Hawkman, Samurai 22 Episodes
1981–1982 Spider-Man (1981) Doctor Donald Blake, Man Mountain Marko, Moe 2 Episodes
1983 Super Friends:The Lost Episodes The Flash, Hawkman, Samurai 8 Episodes
1983 The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show Jerry, Clown, Additional voices Ep. "The Crazy Carnival Caper"
1982–1989 The Smurfs Homnibus, Additional voices
1984 Pole Position Dr. Zachary Darrett 13 Episodes
1984 Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show Samurai 2 Episodes
1984–1985 Voltron: Defender of the Universe King Zarkon, Hazar, Commander Cossack
Yurak, Space Marshal Graham, others
122 Episodes
1985 The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians The Flash, Samurai and Hawkman 4 Episodes
1985–1987 The Transformers Ramjet, Smokescreen, Omega Supreme
Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus (following the death of Roger C. Carmel)
Basso Profundo, Katsu Don, Sir Wulf and Professor Terranova
1986 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Wet Suit 16 Episodes
1987 The Real Ghostbusters Captain Jack Higgins Ep. "Sea Fright"
1987 DuckTales Quackerbill, Various Spies Eps. "Merit-Time Adventure" and "Double-O-Duck"
1987 Blondie and Dagwood[12] Mr. Beasley and Herb Woodley TV special
1988 Jem Emmet Benton (Jerrica & Kimber's Father) Ep. "Out of the Past"
1988 Superman General Hawkins Ep. "Cybron Strikes"
1988–1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series) REX-1, LEX Eps. "New York's Shiniest" and "Leonardo, the Renaissance Turtle"
1989 Ring Raiders Make
1989 Dink, the Little Dinosaur Hubble Ep. "Old Timers"
1990–1991 Peter Pan and the Pirates Robert Mullins, Eucrates Cookson, King Kyros, Olook
1990 Tiny Toon Adventures Additional voices Ep. "The Looney Beginning"
1990–1991 Talespin Usher, The High Marshal
Barney O'Turret and Detective Thursday
4 Episodes
1991–1992 Darkwing Duck The Liquidator and Monoculo Macawber 8 Episodes
1992 Raw Toonage Cro-Magnum Pi Episode: "Cro-Magnum Pi"
1993 Sonic the Hedgehog The SWATbots All episodes
1993 Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa Additional voices Ep. "Circus Daze"
1993–1994 Bonkers Max Cody, Scribble, Flanigan 4 Episodes
1996 Casper Count Dracula Ep. "Paranormal Press/Another Spooky and Poil Moment/Deadstock"
1996 Quack Pack Old Fisherman Eps. "Pride Goeth Before the Fall Guy" and "Koi Story"
1996 Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm Oniro, Computer Ep. "Old Friends Never Die"
1996 The Mask: The Animated Series Judge, M.P. Ep. "The Green Marine"
1997 Spider-Man (1994) Nick Fury 5 Episodes
1999 Rugrats Additional voices
2000 Hey Arnold! Superintendent Chaplin Ep. "Principal Simmons"
2001 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law General, Drunk Man, Additional voices Ep. "Very Personal Injury"
2003 The Wild Thornberrys MacTavish[12] Ep. "Sir Nigel: Part 2"
2005 Grim & Evil Master Control[12] Ep. "House of No Tomorrow"
2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender Pirate Captain, Additional voices[12] Eps. "The Waterbending Scroll" and "The Waterbending Master"
2006 Ben 10 Technorg[12] Ep. "Grudge Match"
2007 My Life as a Teenage Robot Weathered One, Man, Thug #2[12] Ep. "Weapons of Mass Distraction"
2007 El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera Comrade Chaos[12] Ep. "Old Money"
2008 ChalkZone Old Man Year Before That, Old Man Year Before Year Before That Ep. "The Day ChalkZone Stood Still"
2009–2010 Mater's Tall Tales Additional voices[12] 3 Episodes
2015 Clarence Howard Ep. "Spooky Boo"
2016-2017 Transformers Project Nemesis Ultra Magnus, Ramjet 3 episodes
2019 Care Bears: Unlock the Magic Val Ep. "Unlock the Magic: The Beginning"; uncredited; Final role

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Star Wars: Dark Forces Rom Mohc [12]
Full Throttle Bolus, Factory Door Guard [12]
The Dark Eye
1996 Shattered Steel
1997 Outlaws Henry' George Bowers, Spitn Jack Sanchez, Cowboy 2
1998 Grim Fandango Bruno Martinez, Chepito, Large Hitman, Seaman Naranja
1999 A Bug's Life Thud [12]
Crusaders of Might and Magic Additional voices
2001 Throne of Darkness Zanshin the Dark Shogun
2002 Ratchet & Clank Abner Buckwash
2004 EverQuest II Tunarian Human Alliance, Stalker Pulsarian, Eldin
The Glademaster, Rulinthus the Treant
Cannix Silverflame, Barwyn Sympronian
Generic Male Barbarian, Generic Male Dwarf Merchant
Generic Male Human Merchant, Generic Male Kerran Merchant
World of Warcraft
2005 Shadow of Rome Vibius Pansa Caetronianus [12]
Killer7 Narrator English Dub[12]
Call of Duty 2
2006 Auto Assault
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey Wonkers the Watilla [12]
Titan Quest Additional voices
Gothic 3 Additional voices English Dub
2007 Supreme Commander Hex5, QAI
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Ammand the Corsair
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance QAI
2009 Aion
Watchmen: The End is Nigh Underboss, Warden
Wolfenstein General Zetta
2010 Supreme Commander 2
Prison Break: The Conspiracy Additional voices
Toy Story 3: The Video Game Chunk
2011 Voltron: Defender of the Universe King Zarkon Archive footage
2012 The Darkness II Additional voices
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Spec Ops Command
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Survivor #3
2013 The Smurfs 2 Papa Smurf [12]
2014 Grim Fandango: Remastered Bruno Martinez, Chepito, Large Hitman and Seaman Naranja Remastered
2016 Final Fantasy XV Cid Sophiar [12]
2018 World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Lashk

Live action films — Voice[edit]

Live action[edit]




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  2. ^ a b "Geoff Edwards, Jack Angel Join KMPC's Expanded Deejay Roster". The van Nuys News. The Van Nuys News. February 2, 1968. p. 55. Retrieved April 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ a b Knowling, Doug (2016). Ecological Restoration: Wildfire Ecology Reference Manual. Knowling. ISBN 9780786486946.
  4. ^ a b "Angel, Jack 1930- | Encyclopedia.com". www.encyclopedia.com.
  5. ^ Angel, Jack (2012-05-03). How to Succeed in Voice-Overs: Without Ever Losing. ISBN 9781458203205.
  6. ^ "Jack Angel (Author of How to Succeed in Voice-Overs)". Goodreads. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  7. ^ "Voice Actor Jack Angel Passes Away". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
  8. ^ Crowther, Linnea (October 20, 2021). "Jack Angel (1930–2021), voice actor in "Super Friends," "Transformers"". Legacy.com.
  9. ^ Griffin, Louise (23 October 2021). "Disney and Nickelodeon voice actor Jack Angel dies aged 90 – Metro".
  10. ^ "The Smurfs and Scooby-Doo voice actor Jack Angel dies aged 90". mirror. October 23, 2021.
  11. ^ "Jack Angel Obituary (2021)". Legacy.com. Retrieved January 12, 2022.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw "Jack Angel". Behind The Voice Actors. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of the title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)

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Preceded by Voice of Papa Smurf
2011-2013; The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol and The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow
Succeeded by