Disney Voice Actors: A Biographical Dictionary by Thomas S. Hischak

By Thomas S. Hischak

This biographical dictionary is dedicated to the actors who supplied voices for the entire Disney lively theatrical shorts and contours from the 1928 Mickey Mouse caricature Steamboat Willie to the 2010 characteristic movie Tangled. greater than 900 males, girls, and baby actors from greater than three hundred motion pictures are coated, with biographical details, person profession summaries, and outlines of the lively characters they've got played. between these indexed are Adriana Caselotti, of Snow White reputation; Clarence Nash, the voice of Donald Duck; Sterling Holloway, most sensible identified for his vocal portrayal of Winnie the Pooh; and such convey enterprise luminaries as Bing Crosby, Bob Newhart, George Sanders, Dinah Shore, Jennifer Tilly and James Woods. moreover, a whole listing of lively Disney movies permits the reader to cross-reference the actors with their characters.

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He made his television debut in 1963 and was featured on many series and TV dramas before finding international recognition as Augustus Caesar in the BBC miniseries I, Claudius in 1976. His other series and miniseries include The Three Musketeers, Cold Comfort Farm, Arthur of the Britons, Boy Dominic, Z Cars, The Little World of Don Camillo, The Black Adder, Return to Treasure Island, My Family and Other Animals, Doctor Who, and The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. Among his many notable films are Till Death Do Us Part (1969), The Trojan Women (1971), Man of La Mancha (1972), King Arthur, the Young Warlord (1975), Flash Gordon (1980), High Road to China (1983), Henry V (1989), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), The Bruce (1996), Hamlet (1996), Devil’s Harvest (2003), As You Like It (2006), and Back in Business (2007).

Fox, David Spade, and Matthew Broderick were considered for the role. In the end, the directors went with Braff who gave a vivid performance voicing the very nontraditional hero. Bragger, Klee (b. 1984) A child performer who became a television voice artist, he provided the voice for the mean Tourist Kid in A Goofy Movie (1995). The Los Angeles native made his television debut at the age of eleven in the sit-com Love & War and the same year appeared on Frasier. For two years Bragger supplied the voice of Digger Sam in the cartoon series Recess as well as in the videos Recess: School’s Out (2001), Recess: All Growed Down (2003), and Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade (2003).

Browne, Roscoe Lee (1925–2007) A deepvoiced, charismatic African American actor who worked in all media in both the classics and new works, he lent his full, resounding voice to two Disney animated features: as the British-accented bulldog Francis in Oliver & Company (1988) and the severe First Mate Mr. Arrow in Treasure Planet (2002). He was born in Woodbury, New Jersey, and educated at Lincoln University, Middlebury College, and Columbia where he was a star athlete in track. Browne taught French and literature at Lincoln before making his professional acting debut 31 at the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1956.

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