Patricia Parris

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Patricia Parris
Born
Patricia Elizabeth Parris

(1950-10-22) October 22, 1950 (age 69)
Other namesPat Parris, Patty Parris, Patti Parris, Patricia E. Parris
Alma materBrenau University
OccupationActress, voice actress
Years active1976–2005
Notable credit(s)
Jabberjaw as Shelly
Mickey's Christmas Carol as Daisy Duck
The Littles as Helen Little
Winnie the Pooh as Kanga

Patricia Elizabeth "Pat/Trish" Parris (born October 22, 1950, also professionally credited as Pat Parris, Patty Parris, Patti Parris, Trish Parris and Patricia E. Parris) is an American actress and voice actress who provided voice-overs for several animated television series for such studios as Hanna-Barbera, The Walt Disney Company and The Jim Henson Company. She has voice acted in television, film, radio, read-along story recordings, video games and theme park attractions.[1]

Early life[edit]

Parris was born on October 22, 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Col. Howard Lindsey Parris, a United States Air Force veteran, and Bernice Claire Rogers.[2] She graduated from the women's college of Brenau University in 1972 where she majored in drama, English and secondary education, directing and performing in plays such as My Fair Lady and The Children's Hour. She would also introduce her show on the school radio station with her ever-expanding uncanny knack for accents and impersonation.[3]

Career[edit]

Once she graduated, Parris moved to Hollywood, California and studied voice acting under the guidance of Daws Butler (voice of Yogi Bear) as a student in his voice acting workshop. Her first television voice-over role was Shelly on Jabberjaw (1976) produced by Hanna-Barbera. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, other voice-over credits included Yogi's Space Race, Buford and the Galloping Ghost, Shirt Tales, The Littles, The Smurfs, Sherlock Hound, Dumbo's Circus, Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series, DuckTales and The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, as well as numerous roles on the 1977–1979 Disneyland Records read-along storybook recordings for Pinocchio, Bambi, Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, Mary Poppins and Pete's Dragon. She has voiced the character of Princess Leia for the read-along storybook records of the original Star Wars trilogy.

Parris has also voiced Daisy Duck on two occasions: the 1983 Mickey Mouse theatrical featurette Mickey's Christmas Carol and at the beginning of a song called "Girl Talk" having a brief telephone conversation with Minnie Mouse (voiced by Russi Taylor) on the 1986 children's LP Totally Minnie. She is also known for having frequently voiced the character of Kanga on Winnie the Pooh TV series, read-along storybooks and video games.

She occasionally voiced the role of Mary Barclay on the Focus on the Family radio drama Adventures in Odyssey from 1989 to 1992 and again in 2002.[4] Although she is primarily a behind-the-scenes actress, Parris has done a few on-camera appearances, including the made-for-television films My Husband is Missing (1978), Attack on Fear (1984), a 1985 episode of the prime time soap opera Knots Landing and several commercials. She has also provided vocals to live-action feature films such as Wolfen, Outlaw of Gor, White Fang and Look Who's Talking Now.

Filmography[edit]

Television (animated)[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1976–1978 Jabberjaw Shelly 16 episodes
1976 Famous Classic Tales Amanda / Susie / Wife Episode: "Davy Crockett on the Mississippi"
1977 CB Bears Additional voices
1978 The All New Popeye Hour
Dinky Dog
1978–1979 Yogi's Space Race Cindy Mae / Rita 13 episodes
Buford and the Galloping Ghost 13 episodes
1980 Super Friends Additional voices
The Flintstones' New Neighbors Oblivia Frankenstone TV special
The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang Additional voices
1982–1983 Shirt Tales Pammy Panda 23 episodes
1982 The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour Additional voices
1983–1984 The Littles Helen Little 21 episodes
1984 The Smurfs Acorn 3 episodes: "Papa's Worrywarts", "The Pussywillow Pixies", "Babes in Wartland"
1984–1985 Sherlock Hound Mrs. Hudson 26 episodes (English dub)
1985 Smurfily Ever After Acorn TV special
Adventures of the Gummi Bears Trina Episode: "What You See is Me"
The Glo Friends Save Christmas Additional voices TV special
1985–1986 Dumbo's Circus Lilli the Cat 81 episodes
1986 ABC Weekend Specials Helen Little Episode: "Liberty and the Littles"
1987 Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series Ma Gorg 13 episodes
Adventures of the Gummi Bears Aquarianne Episode: "Water Way to Go"
DuckTales Skittles / Lucky the Lemming 2 episodes: "The Treasure of the Golden Suns", "Scrooge's Pet"
Pound Puppies Lucy Episode: "Pups on the Loose"
1988–1991 The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Kanga / Christopher Robin's Mother 30 episodes
1988 The Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy Additional voices
1989 Dink, the Little Dinosaur
1991 Back to the Future: The Animated Series
1992 Fievel's American Tails Aunt Sophie Episode: "Aunt Sophie's Visit"
Tom & Jerry Kids Show Additional voices
1993 Droopy, Master Detective

Television (live-action)[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1978 My Husband is Missing Television film
1984 Attack on Fear Bonnie Television film
1985 Knots Landing East (Bridge Player) Episode: "Vulnerable"

Film (animated)[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1978 The Adventures of Pinocchio Pinocchio English dub
1983 Mickey's Christmas Carol Daisy Duck (Isabelle) Short film
1985 Here Come the Littles Helen Little
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Lastelle's Mother English dub
1991 Rover Dangerfield Farm voices
1995 Balto Additional voices
1997 Cats Don't Dance
2001 Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Daisy Duck (Isabelle) Direct-to-video
2005 Tarzan II Additional voices

Film (live-action)[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Wolfen ESS voice
1983 Firesign Theatre Presents Hot Shorts Various characters
1988 Manager of the Year: Effective Listening Short film
Outlaw of Gor ADR voice
1991 White Fang
1993 Look Who's Talking Now Dog / Wolf voices

Audio recordings[edit]

Radio[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Adventures in Odyssey Colleen Walker Episode: "The New Kid in Town"
1989 Mary Barclay 3 episodes: "Our Best Vacation Ever", "The Visitors", "The Barclay Family Ski Vacation"
1990 3 episodes: "Two Sides to Every Story", "Thanksgiving at Home", "The Adventure of the Adventure"
1991 3 episodes: "The Vow", "Where There's a Will...", "The Meaning of Sacrifice"
1992 Episode: "Modesty is the Best Policy"
2002 Episode: "500"

Walt Disney Records[edit]

Year Title Role
1977 Pinocchio The Blue Fairy
Cinderella Cinderella
Mary Poppins Additional voices
Pete's Dragon Nora
1979 Lady and the Tramp Lady
Star Wars Princess Leia
1980 Bambi Additional voices
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Princess Leia
1983 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Mickey's Christmas Carol Daisy Duck
1986 Totally Minnie
1989 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Kanga
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too
Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree

Educational films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Jabberjaw: The Silent Hunters Shelly Hanna-Barbera Educational Filmstrips
Jabberjaw: A Whale of a Tale

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
1995 Disney's Animated Storybook: Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree Kanga
Battle Beast Additional voices
1996 Arcade America
1997 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Ready for Math with Pooh Kanga
Ready to Read with Pooh
Herc's Adventures Hera

Theme park attraction[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1982 The American Adventure Jane EPCOT attraction, Walt Disney World

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas S. Hischak (2011), Disney Voice Actors: A Biographical Dictionary, McFarland & Company, p. 163, ISBN 978-0-7864-6271-1
  2. ^ Who's who in the West: A Biographical Dictionary of Noteworthy Men and Women of the Pacific Coast and the Western States, A.N. Marquis Company (1989), retrieved January 2, 2018.
  3. ^ Maria Behan (2007), Brenau University: If it looks like a Duck and sounds like a Duck, it could be Patty (PDF)
  4. ^ "The Odyssey Scoop - Cast & Crew: Patty Parris". www.odysseyscoop.com.

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