Patricia Parris

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Patricia Parris
Born Patricia E. Parris
(1950-10-22) October 22, 1950 (age 66)
Hamilton, Ohio, U.S.
Other names Pat Parris, Patty Parris, Patti Parris
Alma mater Brenau University
Occupation Actress, voice actress
Years active 1976–present
Notable credit(s) Jabberjaw as Shelly
Shirt Tales as Pammy
Winnie the Pooh as Kanga

Patricia E. Parris (born October 22, 1950), also professionally credited as Pat Parris, Patty Parris and Patti Parris, is an American 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]

Biography[edit]

Patricia Parris 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.[2] Once she graduated, Parris moved to Hollywood, California and studied voice acting under the guidance of Daws Butler (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, Sherlock Hound, Dumbo's Circus, Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series and The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, as well as numerous roles on a variety of Disneyland Records read-along story recordings. She has voiced Daisy Duck on two occasions: in 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. Parris is also known for having frequently voiced the character of Kanga on several Winnie the Pooh TV series, read-along storybooks and video games.

She occasionally voiced the recurring role of Mary Barclay on the Focus on the Family radio drama Adventures in Odyssey from 1989 to 1992.[3] Although she is primarily a behind-the-scenes actress, Parris has done a few on-camera appearances, including the 1984 made-for-television film Attack on Fear starring Paul Michael Glaser, a 1985 episode of the prime time drama series Knots Landing and 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[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1976–78 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 Additional voices
1978 Dinky Dog Additional voices 16 episodes
1978–79 Yogi's Space Race Cindy Mae, Rita 13 episodes
1979 Buford and the Galloping Ghost Cindy Mae, Rita 13 episodes
1980 Super Friends Additional voices
1980 The Flintstones' New Neighbors Oblivia Frankenstone Television special
1980–81 The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang Additional voices
1982–83 Shirt Tales Pammy Panda 23 episodes
1982 The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour Additional voices
1983–84 The Littles Helen Little 21 episodes
1984 The Smurfs Acorn 2 episodes
1984–85 Sherlock Hound Mrs. Hudson 26 episodes (English dub)
1985 Smurfily Ever After Acorn Television special
1985 Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears Trina Episode: "What You See Is Me"
1985 The GLO Friends Save Christmas Additional voices Television special
1985–86 Dumbo's Circus Lilli the Cat 120 episodes
1986 ABC Weekend Specials Helen Little Episode: "Liberty and the Littles"
1987 Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series Ma Gorg 13 episodes
1987 DuckTales Lucky the Lemming Episode: "Scrooge's Pet"
1987 Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears Aquarianne Episode: "Water Way To Go"
1987–88 Pound Puppies Additional voices
1988–91 The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Kanga, Christopher Robin's Mother 42 episodes
1988 The Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy Additional voices
1991 Back to the Future Additional voices
1992 Fievel's American Tails Aunt Sophie Episode: "Aunt Sophie's Visit"
1992 Tom & Jerry Kids Additional voices
1993 Droopy, Master Detective Additional voices

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Mickey's Christmas Carol Daisy Duck Animated short
1985 Here Come the Littles Helen Little Animated film
1985 Warriors of the Wind Lastelle's Mother Animated film (English dub)
1987 DuckTales: The Treasure of the Golden Suns Skittles Animated film
1991 Rover Dangerfield Farm voices Animated film
1997 Cats Don't Dance Additional voices Animated film
2004 Balto III: Wings of Change Additional voices Direct-to-video animated film
2005 Tarzan II Additional voices Direct-to-video animated film

Live-action[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Spectreman Walla 26 episodes (English dub)
1981 Wolfen ESS voice Feature film
1984 Attack on Fear Bonnie Television film
1985 The Firesign Theatre Presents Hot Shorts Various characters Feature film
1985 Knots Landing East (Bridge Player) Episode: "Vulnerable"
1989 Outlaw of Gor ADR voice Feature film
1991 White Fang ADR voice Feature film
1993 Look Who's Talking Now Dog / Wolf voices Feature film

Audio recordings[edit]

Radio[edit]

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

Read-along storybooks[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1977 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Additional voices Walt Disney Records
1977 Pinocchio The Blue Fairy Walt Disney Records
1977 Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too Kanga Walt Disney Records
1977 Cinderella Additional voices Walt Disney Records
1977 Bambi Additional voices Walt Disney Records
1979 Lady and the Tramp Lady Walt Disney Records
1979 Star Wars Princess Leia Walt Disney Records
1980 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Princess Leia Walt Disney Records
1983 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Princess Leia Walt Disney Records
1989 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Kanga Walt Disney Records

Video games[edit]

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

Theme park attraction[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1982 The American Adventure Jane Epcot attraction at Walt Disney World

Educational film[edit]

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

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