Jack Angel

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Jack Angel
Born (1930-10-24) October 24, 1930 (age 88)[1]
Alma materSan Francisco State University
OccupationVoice actor
Years active1957–present
Spouse(s)Arlene Thornton[2]
Children3
Websitearlenethornton.com

Jack Angel (born October 24, 1930) is an American voice actor and former radio personality. He has provided voice-overs for animation and video games. Angel has voiced characters in shows by Hasbro and Hanna-Barbera such as Super Friends, Transformers and G.I. Joe and has been involved in numerous productions by DreamWorks, Disney and Disney Pixar. Before becoming involved with voiceover work, Angel was initially a disc jockey for radio stations, namely KMPC[3] and KFI.

Life and career[edit]

Angel was born 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[4] 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 Super Samurai, including The All-New Super Friends Hour, Challenge of the Super Friends, Super Friends (1980 TV series), 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 Transformers series (1985), Angel was the voice of Astrotrain, Smokescreen, Ramjet, and Omega Supreme, and he reprised the roles of Ramjet and Astrotrain in 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 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, The Chief of Police in Goof Troop, 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 2002–12, shortly after the death of Gene Moss, Jack Angel voiced Smokey the Bear in a few public service announcements and radio spots. In 2007, he voiced an alien called Technorg on Ben 10, Comrade Chaos on El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, and The Pirate Captain on an episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender. He also voiced Papa Smurf in the 2011 special, The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol.

He has played several characters in the Pixar Toy Story film franchise; Rocky Gibraltar and Mr. Shark in Toy Story and Toy Story 2, and Chunk in Toy Story 3.

He is also provided additional voices for Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, The Dukes, Snorks, Dino-Riders, The Smurfs, Asterix and the Big Fight, The Little Mermaid, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Land of Enchantment, Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire, Aladdin, Hercules, The Iron Giant, Monsters, Inc., Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Lilo & Stitch, Treasure Planet, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Gothic 3, Horton Hears a Who, Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales, The Darkness II, 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.

Filmography[edit]

Animated series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1977 The All-New Super Friends Hour Hawkman, Dr Lau 5 Episodes
1978 Challenge of the Super Friends The Flash, Hawkman, Samurai 16 Episodes
1981-1982 Spider-Man (1981) Doctor Donald Blake, Moe, Man Mountain Marko 2 Episodes
1984 SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show Samurai 2 Episodes
1984-1985 Voltron: Defender of the Universe King Zarkon, Hazar, Commander Cossack, others 122 Episodes
1985 The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians The Flash, Samurai and Hawkman 4 Episodes
1986 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Wet Suit 16 Episodes
1987 The Real Ghostbusters Captain Jack Higgins Ep. "Sea Fright"
1987 Ducktales Additional voices 2 Episodes
1988 Jem Emmet Benton (Jerrica & Kimber's Father) Ep. "Out of the Past"
1988 Superman General Ep. "Cybron Strikes/The First Day of School"
1989 Ring Raiders Make
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 Ep. "Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad"
Uncredited
1993 Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa Additional voices Ep. "Circus Daze"
1993-1994 Bonkers Max Cody, Scribble and Flanigan 4 Episodes
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
2000 Hey Arnold! Superintendent Chaplin Ep. "Bag of Money/Principal Simmons"
2001 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law General, Drunk Man, Additional voices Ep. "Very Personal Injury"
2003 The Wild Thornberrys MacTavish[5] Ep. "Sir Nigel: Part 2"
2005 Grim & Evil Master Control[5] Ep. "House of No Tomorrow"
2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender Pirate Captain, Additional voices[5] 2 Episodes
2006 Ben 10 Technorg[5] Ep. "Grudge Match"
2007 My Life as a Teenage Robot Weathered One, Man, Thug #2[5] Ep. "Weapons of Mass Distraction/There's No Place Like Home School"
2009-2010 Mater's Tall Tales Additional voices 3 Episodes
2015 Clarence Howard Ep. "Spooky Boo"

Animated films[edit]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Star Wars: Dark Forces Rom Mohc [5]
Full Throttle Bolus, Factory Door Guard [5]
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 [5]
Crusaders of Might and Magic
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
Killer7 Narrator English Dub[5]
Call of Duty 2
2006 Auto Assault
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey Wonkers the Watilla [5]
Titan Quest
Gothic 3 Additional voices English Dub
2007 Supreme Commander
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Ammand the Corsair
Supreme Commander
2009 Aion
Watchmen: The End is Nigh
Wolfenstein General Zetta
2010 Supreme Commander 2
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 [5]
2014 Grim Fandango: Remastered Bruno Martinez, Chepito, Large Hitman and Seaman Naranja Remastered
2016 Final Fantasy XV Cid Sophiar [5]
2018 World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Lashk

Live action films — Voice[edit]

Live action[edit]

Other[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Jack Angel was featured on The Voice Actor panel at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2012. The following year, he attended TFcon as a guest where he reprised his roles as Ultra Magnus, Astrotrain and Cyclonus for a voice actor play.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Angel, Jack (June 12, 2012). The Book of Jack. AbbottPress. p. 23.
  2. ^ https://books.google.bg/books/about/How_to_Succeed_in_Voice_Overs.html?id=wxZbKtUazYAC&redir_esc=y
  3. ^ "Geoff Edwards, Jack Angel Join KMPC's Expanded Deejay Roster". The Van Nuys News. February 2, 1968. p. 55. Retrieved April 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Geoff Edwards, Jack Angel Join KMPC's Expanded Deejay Roster". The Van Nuys News. February 2, 1968. p. 55. Retrieved April 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Jack-Angel/
  • Angel, Jack (2012), The Book of Jack, Hardcover, ISBN 1-4582-0389-1
  • Angel, Jack (2012), How To Succeed in Voice-Overs: Without Ever Losing, AbbottPress, ISBN 1-4582-0321-2

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