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Maurice LaMarche
LaMarche at the 2023 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1958-03-30) March 30, 1958 (age 66)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Voice actor
  • comedian
Years active1977–present
Robin G. Eisenman
(m. 1991)

Maurice LaMarche (born March 30, 1958) is a Canadian voice actor and comedian. He has voiced The Brain in Animaniacs as well as its spin-off Pinky and the Brain, Big Bob in Hey Arnold! (1996–2004), the title character from Inspector Gadget, and a variety of characters in Futurama, including Kif Kroker. He also voiced Egon Spengler in The Real Ghostbusters and its follow-up Extreme Ghostbusters.

Early life[edit]

LaMarche was born in Toronto, Ontario,[1] on March 30, 1958, to Guy LaMarche and Linda Bourdon.[2] His family moved to Timmins, Ontario, soon after he was born.[3] LaMarche's childhood was filled with his "own little world of cartoons and sixties television".[4] It was in his second year of high school that he learned of the popularity his talent for mimicry could garner him. This realization came from a coincidental performance in a high school "variety night" when a couple of friends urged him to enter. The act he performed at the variety night was "celebrities as waiters" which he used until the end of his stand-up career.[5]

One of his neighbours was future comedian, Mike Myers.[6]


Stand-up comedy[edit]

LaMarche in 2006

At the age of nineteen, LaMarche took his high school act to an open mic night in New York City, performing to a reaction in which, as he describes, "they just totally ignored me".[7] This reaction was coupled with the criticism LaMarche received from fellow Canadian comedians who LaMarche describes as discouraging him from pursuing a career outside of Canada.[8] He returned to Canada, continued to do stand-up, and also started a career in voice work.

Three years later, LaMarche moved to Los Angeles to further his stand-up career. This move, LaMarche says, would always be something he regretted doing instead of moving to New York: "... in retrospect, I thought it was a mistake. I think that a couple of years in New York would have made me a stronger comedian."[9]

Over the next five years, LaMarche's career progressed, playing comedy clubs throughout the US, with several appearances on The Merv Griffin Show and An Evening At The Improv. In spite of such interest, LaMarche believed that, while his impersonations and stage presence were professional, he needed to develop funnier comedy material. LaMarche was asked to be part of the 1985 HBO production Rodney Dangerfield Hosts the 9th Annual Young Comedians Special, on which Bob Saget, Rita Rudner, Louie Anderson, Yakov Smirnoff also appeared, and included the breakout first appearance of Sam Kinison. Although he was received and reviewed favourably, in looking back on his own performance in that special, LaMarche believed he was "probably about five years away from going from being a good comedian to being a great comedian" and being the "only impressionist that actually comes from somewhere".[10]

During his standup career, LaMarche opened for such acts as Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin, Howie Mandel, David Sanborn, and Donna Summer, usually in the main showrooms of Las Vegas and Atlantic City.[11]

On March 9, 1987, LaMarche's father was murdered, shot to death by a lifelong friend in a Toronto hotel lobby in front of dozens of witnesses. This sent LaMarche into depression and alcoholism for the next two years, effectively stalling his stand-up career.[12] After getting sober on January 20, 1989, LaMarche returned to stand-up comedy in the early part of 1990. As he was regaining self-confidence, his 18-year-old sister was killed in a car accident in September of that year.[13] At this point, though he remained sober, LaMarche decided to retire from stand-up comedy. He said, "at that point I just threw up my hands and went, 'Oh, that's it. I don't have any funny left in me. I'm done'".[13]

Voice acting[edit]

Early Canadian work[edit]

LaMarche's entry into the voiceover industry was in 1980 in Easter Fever and Take Me Up to the Ball Game, two animated Canadian TV specials from Nelvana.[14] He also was a regular voice performer on Toronto's pioneering cult TV hit The All-Night Show, which debuted in September 1980; a continuing feature had the lips of LaMarche inserted into a photograph of a famous person, and having LaMarche imitate that person to deliver a show promo or announcement. When LaMarche left the show in 1981, Jim Carrey was recruited to take his place as a voice actor.[15]


D.C. Douglas with Lamarche in Dragon Con, 2021.

It took a few years after his 1981 move to Los Angeles for LaMarche to establish himself in the American voiceover industry, which he initially pursued as a side endeavor during his full-time standup comedy career. LaMarche began on Inspector Gadget with that show's second season in 1985, and went on to Dennis the Menace, Popeye and Son and The Real Ghostbusters where he played Egon Spengler. After The Real Ghostbusters, LaMarche became a regular mainstay of the voiceover industry, appearing in such shows as Tiny Toon Adventures, GI Joe, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: The Animated Series, Taz-Mania, Where's Waldo, The Little Mermaid, Batman: The Animated Series, and Bonkers before landing perhaps his most recognized role in 1993 as The Brain on Animaniacs and later its spin-off show Pinky and the Brain. Following this, LaMarche worked on The Critic, Freakazoid!, and The Tick before then reprising his role of Egon in Extreme Ghostbusters. The stretch of two years after this saw LaMarche portray characters in such shows as Hey Arnold! as Big Bob Pataki, Queer Duck, and The Chimp Channel. During this time LaMarche became the voice actor for Mortimer Mouse, whom he voiced in the television series Mickey Mouse Works and House of Mouse. It was at this time, 1999, that LaMarche began work on Futurama, and since Futurama, he has continued to work steadily in television, including guest roles on The Simpsons (where he once again parodied Orson Welles). His most recent regular role came as Hovis the butler on the Nickelodeon series Catscratch. LaMarche was the voice of antagonist Father in Codename: Kids Next Door and was also the voice of Victor in Playhouse Disney's Handy Manny 2007 Halloween episode. He also played the voice role of Grumpy in the 2014 Disney XD series The 7D, a reimagining of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

LaMarche has done various voice work for many Warner Bros. Animation and DiC Entertainment cartoons. He also delivered the protracted belches for the "Great Wakkorotti" shorts on Animaniacs, in which Wakko Warner performed various pieces of music. One of those belches was later recycled for Buddy in 2003's New Line Cinema film Elf. In 2011, LaMarche reprised his role as Yosemite Sam in Cartoon Network's new series, The Looney Tunes Show, and its spin-off, New Looney Tunes.

LaMarche made several appearances in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic where he voiced Chancellor Neighsay.

Pinky and the Brain[edit]

LaMarche plays the character of The Brain in both Animaniacs and the spin-off.[16] In creating the voice for Brain, LaMarche says he looked at a picture of the character and immediately thought of Orson Welles,[17] although the character was not modeled after Welles.[18] Voicing Brain gave LaMarche the opportunity to make use of his signature impersonation of Welles.[19] Many Pinky and the Brain episodes are nods to Welles' career. LaMarche won an Annie Award for his role as the Brain, and was nominated for an Emmy.[20] LaMarche later used this accent to voice Father in Codename: Kids Next Door.

The Critic[edit]

While working on The Critic, LaMarche once voiced 29 characters in one 30-minute episode.[21]

His time on The Critic also afforded LaMarche the opportunity to once again parody Orson Welles, this time after a video reading of a will (the Sherman family was so wealthy, they had hired Welles to narrate it) dissolves into a commercial for Mrs. Pells Fishsticks, as well as another for Rosebud Frozen Peas ("full of count-ry goodness and green pea-ness"), and another for Blotto Bros. wine. He also occasionally served as an uncredited fill-in for main cast member Jon Lovitz as Jay Sherman.


LaMarche at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego, California, on a panel for Futurama

Much of his best known voice work is from Futurama where he voiced Zapp Brannigan's beleaguered assistant Kif Kroker, melodramatic soap acting unit Calculon, the Nero-esque Hedonismbot, Morbo the news anchor, and Lrrr, ruler of the planet Omicron Persei 8, among numerous others. He has also done his Orson Welles impression on the show, winning a 2011 Outstanding Voice-Over Performance Emmy for his portrayal of Lrrr and Orson Welles in the episode "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences". He won another Emmy the following year for the episode "The Silence of the Clamps".


LaMarche acted, voice only, in the second episode of the hit NBC show Heroes, "Don't Look Back", as the villain Sylar. His voice is heard in a recorded phone conversation on Chandra Suresh's answering machine. The role of Sylar was later played by Zachary Quinto.[22]


LaMarche appeared in many films, including dubbing the voice of Orson Welles over Vincent D'Onofrio's on-camera performance in Ed Wood; Pepé Le Pew in Space Jam; supplying the voice of the Alec Baldwin puppet in Team America: World Police, and reprising his roles from Queer Duck and Futurama in the direct-to-video films Queer Duck: The Movie and Futurama: Bender's Big Score, respectively.

His one on-camera theatrical film performance was in the 1981 Canadian feature Funny Farm, not to be confused with a later Chevy Chase vehicle of the same name. The film follows the story of a young standup comedian's attempt to break into the big-time on the L.A. comedy scene. LaMarche played Dickie Lyons, an impressionist who befriends the main character, Mark Champlin. The film also starred Howie Mandel, Eileen Brennan, and Miles Chapin.

In Mark Hamill's 2004 film Comic Book: The Movie, LaMarche made a rare live appearance to be in the special features of the DVD alongside Pinky and the Brain co-star Rob Paulsen. Among other gags, he re-enacted his impression of Orson Welles' famous frozen peas commercial outtake.


LaMarche has also lent his voice to commercials. He voiced Kellogg's Froot Loops spokesbird Toucan Sam, the animated Willy Wonka character in Nestlé's Willy Wonka Candy Company commercials, and the narrator for Lexus commercials. He has also appeared as himself, doing the voice of Popeye the Sailor for the Long John Silver's restaurant chain in the early 1990s, reprising the role from the TV series Popeye & Son.

On 8 September 2018, LaMarche was featured in the commercial for the open world driving game Forza Horizon 4.

Theme parks[edit]

LaMarche provided the voice of Yosemite Sam for the Yosemite Sam and the Gold River Adventure! dark ride at Six Flags Over Texas, which opened in 1992.[23]

Personal life[edit]

LaMarche has been married to Robin G. Eisenman since May 19, 1991; together they have a son, Jonathan.[24]



List of voice performances in films
Year Title Role Notes
1983 Rock & Rule The Sailor[25]
1992 Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation Dizzy Devil[25]
1992 Cool World Vincent Whiskers, Drunken Bar Patron[25]
1994 Scooby-Doo! in Arabian Nights Cyclops[25] Television film
Tiny Toons Spring Break Special Dizzy Devil[25]
Ed Wood Orson Welles
Pom Poko Narrator, Second Drunk
1995 Napoleon Snake, Frill-Necked Lizard, Turtle[25]
1996 Space Jam Pepé Le Pew[25]
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 Lost & Found Officer[25]
1999 Wakko's Wish The Brain, Squit[25] Nominated – Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production
The Chimp Channel Harry Waller, Bernard
Mogge: The Movie Tiny
2000 The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus Mogorb[25]
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman Lawrence Talbot, Wolfman
2002 Balto II: Wolf Quest Balto[25] Direct-to-video
Inspector Gadget's Last Case: Claw's Revenge Inspector Gadget
Hey Arnold!: The Movie Big Bob Pataki, Head of Security[25]
Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring Spike, Alley Cat[25] Direct-to-video
2003 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure Horace Badun[25]
Elf Buddy's Burp Uncredited
2004 Team America: World Police Alec Baldwin
Balto III: Wings of Change Balto, Bull Moose[25] Direct-to-video
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers Medium Beagle Boy[25]
Comic Book: The Movie Himself Segment: "Behind the Voices"
2006 Tekkonkinkreet Fujimura
Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas Yosemite Sam
Casper's Scare School Pirate, Thurdigree Burns[25]
Barnyard Igg[25]
Queer Duck: The Movie Oscar Wildcat[25] Direct-to-video
2007 Futurama: Bender's Big Score Calculon, Kif Kroker, Morbo, various
2008 Futurama: Bender's Game
The Jewish Nudist Buddhist God Independent film
Dead Space: Downfall White, Bavaro[25] Direct-to-video
Tripping the Rift: The Movie Gus
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs Calculon, Kif Kroker, Morbo, various
2009 Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder
2012 Wreck-It Ralph Root Beer Tapper[25]
2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Herbert Willing[25]
2012 Big Top Scooby-Doo! Archambault[25] Direct-to-video
2013 Frozen King Agnarr[25]
2014 The Boxtrolls Sir Langsdale[25]
2015 Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run Yosemite Sam[25]
2016 Zootopia Mr. Big[25]
2017 CarGo Chief, Ferryman, Tough Old Car[25]
2017 Best Fiends: Visit Minutia[26] Howie Short film
2017 K9 World Cup Voice Direct to video
2018 Best Fiends: Fort of Hard Knocks[27]
Ralph Breaks the Internet Root Beer Tapper[25]
2018 Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High Oberon, Red Tornado[25] Direct-to-video
2019 Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost Vincent Van Ghoul, Bernie Alan, Vance Linklater[25]
2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Spike


List of voice performances in television shows
Year Title Role Notes
1980 The Jack Rabbit Story: Easter Fever Don Rattles, Steed Martin[25] Television film
Take Me Up to the Ball Game Additional Voices
1985–86 Inspector Gadget Chief Quimby Season 2
1986 Faerie Tale Theatre Mockingbird Maurice
The Transformers Six-Gun Episode: "Thief in the Night"
Popples Puzzle
1986–91 The Real Ghostbusters Egon Spengler, Various Voices
1987 The Facts of Life Rod Sperling Episode: "Seven Little Indians"
Popeye and Son Popeye
DuckTales Count Roy Episode: "Duck in the Iron Mask"
Wordplay Himself Contestant
1988 The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil Dishonest John
Dennis the Menace George Wilson, Henry Mitchell, Ruff
1989 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show Inspector Gadget Episode: "Defective Gadgetry"
Dennis the Menace George Wilson, Henry Mitchell, Ruff
1989–92 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Copperhead, Low-Light, Spirit, Serpentor, Destro, Big Ben
1990–91 Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Zoltan[25]
1990–95 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Verminous Skumm, Duke Nukum
Tiny Toon Adventures Dizzy Devil, Tasmanian Devil, Yosemite Sam, Blueboy, Robin Killems, Board Artist, Parum Pum Man[25]
1991 TaleSpin General Patton
1991 Where's Waldo? Additional Voices
1991–95 Taz-Mania Hugh Tasmanian Devil, Daniel Platypus, Daffy Duck, Drew Tasmanian Devil, Yosemite Sam
1993 Batman: The Animated Series Murphy[25] Episode: "The Man Who Killed Batman"
1993–95 Bonkers Mr. Blackenblue, Smarts, Tuttle Turtle, Al Vermin
1993–96 Rocko's Modern Life Additional Voices
1993–98 Animaniacs The Brain, Squit, Wakko's Burps, Mel Gibson, Michelangelo, Jack Palance, Reporter, Marvin the Martian, Eli, Captain Kirk, Hisskill, Myles Standish, Santa Claus, Golfing Doctor, Spartacus, Howie Turn, William Shatner, Announcer, Doofy, Conductor[25]
1994 The Little Mermaid Scuttle
1994–95 The Critic Jeremy Hawke, Principal Mangosuthu, Orson Welles, Humphrey Bogart, Jim Carrey, Bill Clinton, Bill Cosby, Tony Curtis, William Devane, Dirty Harry, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Hanks, Charlton Heston, Snowman, Hannibal Lechter, Dennis Hopper, Michael Jackson, George Lazenby, Rick Moranis, Arthur Bach, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Elvis Presley, Claude Rains, Keanu Reeves, Arnold Schwarzenegger, William Shatner, Christian Slater, Howard Stern, Jean-Luc Picard, The Three Tenors, Additional Voices Main role
1995–present The Simpsons George C. Scott, Commander McBragg, Orson Welles, Vincent Price, Toucan Sam, Milo, Hedonismbot Cosplayer, Various Voices Recurring role
1995–1996 What a Cartoon! Man #2, Captain #1, Big Fat Roy[25] 2 episodes
1995 Rugrats Store Clerk
1995–2004 Johnny Bravo Dr. Alphonse, Squint Ringo, Fish Lips Malone, Additional Voices[25]
1995–97 Freakazoid! Longhorn, The Brain, Krimson Kvetch, Rathgar, William Shatner, Dan, Morality and You Host[25]
1995–98 Pinky and the Brain The Brain[25]
Gadget Boy and Heather Boris, Mulch and Humus, Myron Dabble, Chief Strombolli, G9
1995–1996 Dumb and Dumber Fingers, Black Jack Dealer, Roy, Announcer, Mulligan, Principal[25]
1995–2001 The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries Yosemite Sam, Bingo Barker, Lojack, Sam Spade, Harry Follicle, Pjerry Nelson[25]
1996–2003 Dexter's Laboratory Simion, various voices[25]
1996 The Tick Hotel Manager[25] Episode: "The Tick vs. Prehistory"
1996–1997 Captain Simian & the Space Monkeys Dr. Splitz, Matrix, Holo-boon 3462830, Kaz-Par, Olram[25]
1996–2004 Hey Arnold! Big Bob Pataki, various voices[25]
1996–1997 The Incredible Hulk Doctor Strange
1996–1998 Stickin' Around Additional Voices
1997 Road Rovers Russian President, Radio Announcer, Malcomb LaMarche[25]
1997–2005 Space Goofs Etno Polino[25]
1997 Recess Additional Voices
Extreme Ghostbusters Egon Spengler
The Wacky World of Tex Avery Mooch, Emperor, Narrator, Additional Voices
Nightmare Creatures Narrator Television commercial[28]
1998 The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald[29] Dr. Quizzical, Burger Chef, Knight 2 episodes
1998 Oh Yeah! Cartoons Little Guy, Wet Guy, Circus Guy, Rothgar, Toby, Frosty the Flake, Tiger[25] 3 episodes
1998–2000 Histeria! George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, William Shakespear, Amerigo Vespucci, Michelangelo, Socrates, Various Voices[25] Recurring role
1998–1999 Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain The Brain[25] Main role
1998–2005 CatDog Narrator
1998–2005 The Powerpuff Girls Additional Voices[25] Recurring role
1999 Sonic Underground Sleet Main role
1999–2000 Mickey Mouse Works Mortimer Mouse Recurring role
Dilbert The World's Smartest Garbageman
Sabrina: The Animated Series Additional Voices Recurring role
Futurama Calculon, Kif Kroker, Morbo, Lrrr, Axl Kroker, Walt, Donbot, Clamps, Hyper-Chicken Lawyer, Hedonismbot, Scoop Chang (season 5-7), Crushinator, Horrible Gelatinous Blob, Raoul, Headless Body of Spiro Agnew, Headless Clone of Spiro Agnew, Brain Spawn, "Anthology of Interest" Narrator, "The Scary Door" Announcer, George Washington's Head, George Michael's Head, Abraham Lincoln's Head, Theodore Roosevelt's Head, Charles de Gaulle's Head, Harry S. Truman's Head, Mario, Donkey Kong, Orson Welles' Head, Various Voices Main role
2000 Hard Drinkin' Lincoln John Wilkes Booth
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Ambassador[25] Episode: "Speed Trap"
2000–2002 Queer Duck Oscar Wildcat, Mr. Duckstein, others
2000–03 Poochini's Yard Dirt, Additional Voices
2001 Baby Felix & Friends Master Cylinder
2001–02 The Oblongs Tommy Vinegar
2001–03 House of Mouse Various Voices
2001–04 Jackie Chan Adventures Ikazuki, Cardiff Zendo, Tso Lan Recurring role
2001–07 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Azul Falcone, Stan Freezoid, Apache Chief, Fred Flintstone, Yogi Bear, Inch High, Speed Buggy, Hi-Riser, Doggie Daddy, Droopy Dog, Quick Draw McGraw, Wally Gator, Magilla Gorilla, Shazzan, Atom Ant, Various[25]
2001–02 What's With Andy? Principal DeRosa Season 1
2002 Kim Possible Big Daddy Brotherson
2002–03 Gadget & the Gadgetinis Lt. Gadget
2002 Samurai Jack The Boss, Bouncer #2[25] Episode: "Jack and the Gangsters"
2002–04 Teamo Supremo Baron Blitz
2002–08 Codename: Kids Next Door Father, Various[25] Recurring role
2003–06 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Zix, Various[25]
2003 K10C: Kids' Ten Commandments Omri, Amos
2003–04 Sabrina's Secret Life Salem Saberhagen[25]
Stripperella Various characters[25]
2004–05 Duck Dodgers K'chutha Sa'am, Masativo[25] Recurring role
2004–06 Xiaolin Showdown Master Fung (season 2-3), Tubbimura, Chucky Choo, Various[25] Main role
Brandy & Mr. Whiskers Additional Voices
2004 Party Wagon Bumpy Snits, Ferryman, Cowpoke[25] Television film
2005 A.T.O.M. Eel, Fender[25]
The Buzz on Maggie Additional Voices
Loonatics Unleashed Ophiuchus Sam, Pierre le Pew[25] 2 episodes
2005–07 Tripping the Rift Gus[25]
Catscratch Hovis, Additional Voices[25] Main role
2005–08 Camp Lazlo Additional Voices
My Gym Partner's A Monkey Principal Pixiefrog, Mr. Mandrill, Mr. Hornbill, Mr. Blowhole, Various Main role
2006–07 Shuriken School Mr. No, Naginata, Kubo Utamaro, Zumichito, Daisuke Togakame
Class of 3000 Southern Gentleman, Mr. Beals, Killer Robot, Purple Beverage Man, Game Show Host[25]
2006 The Batman Bruiser[25] Episode: "A Matter of Family"
2007 Chowder Additional Voices
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera
2007–08 Tak and the Power of Juju Chief Main role
2007–09 Random! Cartoons Klemp, Birdsdorf, Elecaptain Sam, Bjorn, Working Troll, Pickle Cop, Dog Catcher[25]
2008 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Additional Voices
The Mighty B!
The Boondocks Larry King, Donald Richards Episode: "The S-Word"
2008–2011 Back at the Barnyard Igg, Max Fripplehoot, Termite, Gruff Announcer, Network Announcer, Albert Einstein, Captain[25]
2009 The Cleveland Show Keith Leib Episode: "Birth of a Salesman"
2009–11 Bob & Doug Various Voices
2010 Axe Cop Motion Avocado Soldier[30] Web comic
2010–12 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Additional Voices
2010–13 Pound Puppies Jean Luc Glaciaire, Agent Francois[25]
2010–17 Regular Show Additional Voices
2011–14 Adventure Time Grand Master Wizard[25]
The Looney Tunes Show Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, various voices[25] Main role
2011–13 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Vincent Van Ghoul
Generator Rex Valve[25]
2011–present American Dad! Colonel Withersby, Uzi Knessett, Additional Voices
2011–16 Transformers: Rescue Bots Police Chief Charlie Burns, Additional Voices[25] Main role
2012–14 The Legend of Korra Equalist Announcer, Defense Attorney, Aiwei, Additional Voices[25]
2012–15 Robot and Monster Gart, Perry, Loudmouth, Jerry, Nicky the Axe, Howly[25]
2013–17 Ultimate Spider-Man Doctor Doom, Doombot, Charles the Butler, Plymouth Rocker Recurring role
2012 The Garfield Show Samuel W. Underburger Episode: "The Write Stuff"
Dan Vs. Mel Darwin
Robot Chicken The Brain, Ricky Recycle-Bin Episode: "Eviscerated Post-Coital by a Six Foot Mantis"
The Penguins of Madagascar Various Voices
Hero Factory Splitface
Have a Laugh! Mortimer Mouse
2013 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Episode: "Super Adventure!"
Brickleberry Kurt Thoreau, Donnie, Steve's Dad[25]
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Doctor Doom[25] Episode: "Red Rover"
2013–14 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Heilang, Lin Kuei, Goose Twins, Pigs[25]
Avengers Assemble Doctor Doom, Destroyer[25] 4 episodes
2014–22 Rick and Morty Scary Olderson, Abrodolph Lincoler, Crocubot, Additional Voices
2014 Nostalgia Critic The Brain, Himself Episode: "The Purge"
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Atilla the Frog, Rasputin[25] Episode: "The Croaking"
2014–16 The 7D Grumpy[25]
Turbo Fast Tickula, various voices[25]
2014–2017 Sonic Boom Various Voices
2014 VeggieTales in the House George the Cucumber Episode: "Larry's Cousin Comes to Town"
2015 Star vs. the Forces of Evil King Pony Head[25] Recurring role
2015–17 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Federicks, Unicorn Soldiers, Troll, Crispity Cockatoo[25]
Harvey Beaks Additional Voices
2015–18 New Looney Tunes Yosemite Sam (season 1) Main role
2015–16 Gravity Falls Additional Voices
2016–19 The Powerpuff Girls Mannoy[25] Recurring role
Milo Murphy's Law Additional Voices
2017–19 The Lion Guard Kifaru[25]
2017 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Drag Strip, Dragbreak[25] Recurring role
Mickey and the Roadster Racers Omar, Morty McCool, Action Ashton, Sticky Fingers Fred 3 episodes
All Hail King Julien: Exiled Koto, Video Game Announcer, Corpse[25] Main role
Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie Big Bob Pataki, Homeless Man 1, Flunky Guard Television film
2018 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Chancellor Neighsay[25] 5 episodes
Big City Greens Mr. Alucard Grigorian[25]
2018–23 Disenchantment Odval, Big Jo, Leavo, various characters[25] Main role
2018–20 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Foot Brute, Mobster #1[25] Recurring role
2019 The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants Tubbadump
Love, Death & Robots Narrator[25] Episode: "When the Yogurt Took Over"
SpongeBob SquarePants Bus Driver Episode: "Squid's on a Bus"
2019–2020 The Rocketeer Sylvester Slapdash[25] Recurring role
2020 Amphibia Sal[25] Episode: "Little Frogtown"
2020–23 Animaniacs The Brain, Ian Malcolm, Cyclops, B.R.A.I.N. Bot, Alien #2, Area 51 Scientist[31][25] Main role
2020 Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Thraber's Ghost, Salesman, Caretaker[25] Episode: "The Internet on Haunted House Hill!"
2021 Devil May Care Peter Episode: "The Shipment"
2022–23 Mickey Mouse Funhouse Mortimer Mouse 3 episodes
2022 Zootopia+ Mr. Big[25] Episode: "The Godfather of the Bride"
2023 Krapopolis Centaur, Various 2 episodes

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Great Math/Word/Reading Adventure Stinky the Skunk
Storybook Weaver Toucan Sam, Willy Wonka Segment: "Horton Hatches the Egg"
1995 Battle Beast Toadman
Full Throttle Nestor[25]
1996 Mortimer and the Riddles of the Metallion Lodius, Humpback Whale, Lion, Oxpecker, Walrus
Arcade America Additional Voices
1997 Star Warped
1998 Microshaft Winblows 98
The Junkyard Run Yosemite Sam Uncredited
Animaniacs Game Pack The Brain, Foreman, Wakko's Belches[25]
Animaniacs: Ten Pin Alley The Brain[25]
1999 Descent 3 Additional Voices
Fisher-Price: Outdoor Adventures: Ranger Trail Ranger Rudy
2000 Duck Dodgers Starring Daffy Duck Yosemite Sam[25]
102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue Horace
Looney Tunes Racing Yosemite Sam[25]
Looney Tunes: Space Race
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Yoshimo, Renal Bloodscalp, Chief Inspector Brega, Lloyd, Hendak
Stupid Invaders Etno Polino, Santa Claus, Computer
Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters Yosemite Sam[25]
Sheep Raider
2001 Stupid Invaders Etno Polino[25]
Star Trek: Starfleet Command: Orion Pirates Additional Voices
2002 Taz Wanted Yosemite Sam
Disney Golf Mortimer Mouse
2003 Freelancer Additional Voices
Futurama Various Voices
Looney Tunes: Back in Action Yosemite Sam, Blacque Jacque Shellacque
2004 Storybook Weaver Deluxe Toucan Sam, Willy Wonka Segment: "Horton Hatches the Egg"
2005 Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt The Brain, Igor
Codename: Kids Next Door – Operation: V.I.D.E.O.G.A.M.E. Father, Burly Candy Pirate[25]
2006 Open Season Boswell, Duck[25]
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Jack O'Lantern[25]
Xiaolin Showdown Master Fung[25]
2007 Catscratch Hovis
Guild Wars: Eye of the North Vekk Expansion pack
Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam[25]
The Simpsons Game William Shakespeare
2008 Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law Stan Freezoid, Azul Falcone, Inch High
Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote[25]
Crash: Mind over Mutant Dr. Nitrus Brio[25]
Tak and the Guardians of Gross Chief
2009 FusionFall Father
2010 Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet Magneto[25]
2011 Batman: Arkham City Mr. Freeze, Calendar Man, Political Prisoner
Star Wars: The Old Republic General Var Suthra[25] Grouped under "Additional Voices"
2012 Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Horace
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Medium Beagle Boy
2013 Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition Yoshimo, Renal Bloodscalp, Chief Inspector Brega, Lloyd, Hendak
2013–15 Skylanders series Night Shift, Dive Clops
2013 Batman: Arkham Origins Mr. Freeze, Cyrus Pinkney Cold, Cold Heart DLC
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Nightshift
2015 Batman: Arkham Knight Mr. Freeze Season of Infamy DLC
2016 Batman: Arkham Underworld
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Medium Beagle Boy
2017 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy N. Brio, Lab Assistants[25] Excluding Warped
2020 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Doctor Doom[25] Fantastic Four: Shadow of Doom expansion
2021 Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! N. Brio
2023 DreamWorks All-Star Kart Racing Boss Baby (Theodore Templeton)[25]


List of acting performances in film and television shows
Year Title Role Notes
1989 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show Inspector Gadget Episode: "Treasure of the Sierra Brooklyn"
2013 I Know That Voice Himself Documentary film
2018 The Neighborhood HandyRandy79 Episode: "Welcome to the Repipe"
2021 Witness Infection Mr. Miola Independent film
2023 Murder, Anyone? George

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result
1998 Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Pinky and the Brain Nominated
1998 Annie Awards Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Television Production Won
2000 Male Voice Acting in a Feature Production Wakko's Wish Nominated
2011 Emmy Awards Outstanding Voice-Over Performance Futurama: Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences Won
2012 Futurama: The Silence of the Clamps Won
2020 Outstanding Performer in a Preschool Animated Program The Rocketeer Nominated
2023 Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production Zootopia+ Won[32]


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