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|Born||Wayne Anthony Allwine
February 7, 1947
Glendale, California, U.S.
|Died||May 18, 2009
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Complications caused by diabetes|
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale|
|Occupation||Voice actor, sound effects editor, foley artist|
|Known for||The voice of Mickey Mouse|
|Spouse(s)||Alyson Page (m. 1968; div. 1973)
Karla Carlsen (m. 1975; div. 1986)
Kim Knowlton (m. 1986; div. 1990)
Russi Taylor (m. 1991; d. 2009)
|Awards||Emmy Award (1986)
Disney Legend Award (2008)
Wayne Anthony Allwine (February 7, 1947 – May 18, 2009) was an American voice actor, sound effects editor and foley artist for The Walt Disney Company. He was best remembered as the voice of Mickey Mouse for 32 years, narrowly the longest to date, and was married to voice actress Russi Taylor, who has voiced Minnie Mouse since 1986. He died in 2009 of complications caused by diabetes.
Allwine was born in Glendale, California on February 7, 1947. In 1966, Allwine started work in the mailing room at the Disney studios, before working in the sound effects department under Jimmy MacDonald.
After auditioning for the role, Allwine became the voice of Mickey Mouse from 1977 until his death in 2009. He succeeded MacDonald, who in 1947 had taken over from Walt Disney himself, who had performed the role since 1928 as well as supplying Mickey's voice for animated portions of the original The Mickey Mouse Club television show (ABC-TV, 1955–59).
Allwine's first appearance as Mickey was voicing the animated lead-ins for The New Mickey Mouse Club in 1977. His first appearance as Mickey for a theatrical release was in the 1983 featurette Mickey's Christmas Carol. In the same film, he voiced a Santa Claus on the street appealing for charity donations at the start of the movie, Moley (who appears with Ratty) "collecting for the poor", and one of the two weasel undertakers in the Christmas future scene.
He also starred in films such as The Great Mouse Detective (1986), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), The Prince and the Pauper (1990) and Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (2004), and the TV series Mickey Mouse Works (1999-2000), Disney's House of Mouse (2001-2003), and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2006-2009). He has provided Mickey's voice in the popular Kingdom Hearts series of video games prior to Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, which was done in collaboration with Japanese video game company Square Enix. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, which was the last game that used his voice (mainly with Mickey as a playable character in Mission Mode) would leave a message in his memory as the game was released in North America several months after his death.
In addition to his voice work, Allwine had also been a sound effects editor on Disney films and TV shows including Splash (1984) and Three Men and a Baby (1987); as well as Innerspace (1987), Alien Nation (1988) and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier for other studios.
He played rhythm guitar for the band Davie Allan & the Arrows, including on the 1967 single "Cycle-Delic."
Personal life and death
In 1991, Allwine married Russi Taylor, who has voiced Minnie Mouse since 1986, and they were named Disney Legends in 2008. His final performance was in the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode "Goofy Baby Sitter" and the English-language version of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, which are dedicated to his memory.
Allwine died of acute diabetes at age 62 on May 18, 2009, and Bret Iwan became Mickey Mouse. He was survived by his children from his previous marriages to Alyson Page, Karla Carlsen and Kim Knowlton: Erin, Peter, Christopher, and Joshua, and a grandson named Isaac. In 2013, his voice was also used in the English-language version of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, and in 2014, his voice was again used in the English-language version of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix, due to the archive footage from his previous work in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, and Kingdom Hearts II.
|1983||Mickey's Christmas Carol||Mickey Mouse/Weasel Gravedigger/Beggar Dog||Short film|
|1985||The Black Cauldron||Henchman||Movie|
|1986||The Great Mouse Detective||Thug Guard #2||Movie|
|1988||Who Framed Roger Rabbit||Mickey Mouse||Movie|
|1990||The Prince and the Pauper||Mickey Mouse/Prince||Short film|
|1995||A Goofy Movie||Mickey Mouse||Movie|
|Runaway Brain||Mickey Mouse||Short film|
|1999||Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas||Mickey Mouse||Direct-to-video film|
|Fantasia 2000||Mickey Mouse||Segment: "Pomp and Circumstance"|
|2001||Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse||Mickey Mouse||Direct-to-video film|
|2002||Mickey's House of Villains||Mickey Mouse||Direct-to-video film|
|2004||The Lion King 1½||Mickey Mouse||Direct-to-video film|
|Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers||Mickey Mouse||Direct-to-video film|
|Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas||Mickey Mouse||Direct-to-video film|
|2007||Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt||Mickey Mouse||Movie|
|2009||Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland||Mickey Mouse||Movie|
|Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Choo-Choo Express||Mickey Mouse||Movie|
|2010||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally||Mickey Mouse||Final film|
|2011||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure||Mickey Mouse||Final film|
|1977–1979||The New Mickey Mouse Club||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|1987||D-TV Doggone Valentine||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|1987||D-TV Monster Hits||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|1988||Totally Minnie||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|1988||Mickey's 60th Birthday||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|1988||Here's to you, Mickey Mouse||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|1989||Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|1990||The Muppets at Walt Disney World||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|1990||Disney Sing-Along Songs: Disneyland Fun||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|1994–1995||Mickey's Fun Songs series||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|1998||The Spirit of Mickey||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|1999–2000||Mickey Mouse Works||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|2001–2003||Disney's House of Mouse||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|2006–2009||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|1998||My Disney Kitchen||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|2000||Mickey's Speedway USA||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|2002–2009||Kingdom Hearts series||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|2002||Disney's Magical Mirror Starring Mickey Mouse||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|2002||Disney Golf||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|2002||Disney Sports Soccer||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|2002||Disney Sports Skateboarding||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|2002||Disney Sports Football||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|2002||Disney Sports Basketball||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|2003||Disney's Party||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|2003||Disney's Hide and Sneak||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|2003||Toontown Online||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
|2008||Disney Think Fast||Mickey Mouse||(voice)|
- Disney Legends - Wayne Allwine
- McLellan, Dennis (May 21, 2009). "Wayne Allwine, voice of Mickey Mouse, dies at 62". Los Angeles Times.
|Voice of Mickey Mouse