Ralph James

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Ralph James
Ralph James Torrez

November 29, 1924
DiedMarch 14, 1992(1992-03-14) (aged 67)
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1963–1985
Known for
  • Voice of Orson on ABC-TV's Mork & Mindy TV series
  • Voice for various characters in Looney Tunes and Pink Panther cartoon shorts
  • Ralph James Torrez (November 29, 1924 – March 14, 1992) was an American voice and character actor who lived in Los Angeles County, California.


    Although he did voices for the Looney Tunes, James might be remembered best for performing the voice of Mr. Turtle in the classic commercials for Tootsie Pops which ran throughout the 1970s. From 1978 to 1982, he could be heard as Orson, Mork’s (Robin Williams) boss on the Planet Ork, in the live-action TV series Mork & Mindy (a Happy Days spin-off). In addition, he provided character voice overs in the Pink Panther cartoon shorts. He also made several live acting appearances, including the action/sexploitation film Big Bad Mama (1974) starring Angie Dickenson, William Shatner and Tom Skerritt, where he played the minor role of a sheriff, Capone (1975), where he played the part of Judge H.B. Wilkerson, and the part of "Ace" in Sixpack Annie (1975).


    On March 14, 1992, James died at the age of 67 in Beverly Hills.

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