Billy West

Billy West

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Age
69
Birthday
Apr. 16th, 1950
Born in
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Height

Billy West's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Futurama TV Show
Futurama
The Ren and Stimpy Show TV Show
The Ren and Stimpy Show
Doug TV Show
Doug
CatDog TV Show
CatDog
Extreme Ghostbusters TV Show
Extreme Ghostbusters
The Beany and Cecil Show TV Show
The Beany and Cecil Show
The Weird Al Show TV Show
The Weird Al Show
Voltron: The Third Dimension TV Show
Voltron: The Third Dimension
Jumanji TV Show
Jumanji
Detention TV Show
Detention
The Magician TV Show
The Magician
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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BIOGRAPHY:

William Richard West was raised in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. West played in several bands in the late 1960s and 1970s and began a radio career in 1980. West has been sober since the age of 35 and is a vegan.
West worked at WBCN in Boston performing daily on the air on The Big Mattress show, then moved to New York City in 1988, working at K-Rock Radio (92.3 FM WXRK). West was discovered by Howard Stern during that time and became a regular on that radio show until leaving in 1995. West moved to Los Angeles, where he found success as a voice actor and performer.



TRIVIA:
  • Turned down the opportunity to reprise his role as the voice of the title character on the _"Doug" (1991)_ (qv)-spinoff, _"Brand Spanking New! Doug" (1996)_ (qv) because he considered it a role he did and did well and it was time to put it aside and move on.
  • Some of his characters' voices such as Stimpy are based on the voice of 'Larry Fine (I)' (qv) of 'The Three Stooges' (qv).
  • Did the voice of ZIM in the pilot episode of _"Invader ZIM" (2001)_ (qv).
  • Made his live-action debut in 'Mark Hamill (I)' (qv)'s _Comic Book: The Movie (2004) (V)_ (qv) along with numerous other voice-over actors. Hamill has made a real career as a voice-over actor and wanted many of his peers to appear on film in the flesh.
  • Turned down the opportunity to reprise the role as the voice of the legendary Stimpy on John K.'s new _"Ren & Stimpy 'Adult Party Cartoon'" (2003)_ (qv) on Spike.
  • Due to his role on Futurama, he has portrayed President Richard Nixon more than any other actor.
  • Did celebrity impressions on the 'Howard Stern (I)' (qv) Show for years.
  • Is a vegan.


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