Frank Welker

Frank Welker

200 Fans
Age
73
Birthday
Mar. 12th, 1946
Born in
Denver, Colorado, USA
Height
5' 8

Frank Welker's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Futurama TV Show
Futurama
The Smurfs TV Show
The Smurfs
The Jetsons TV Show
The Jetsons
Pinky and the Brain TV Show
Pinky and the Brain
Batman Beyond TV Show
Batman Beyond
Animaniacs TV Show
Animaniacs
Garfield & Friends TV Show
Garfield & Friends
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! TV Show
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Transformers TV Show
Transformers
The Scooby-Doo Show TV Show
The Scooby-Doo Show
Gargoyles TV Show
Gargoyles
Aladdin TV Show
Aladdin
Tiny Toon Adventures TV Show
Tiny Toon Adventures
What's New Scooby-Doo? TV Show
What's New Scooby-Doo?
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius TV Show
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
The Looney Tunes Show TV Show
The Looney Tunes Show
Goof Troop TV Show
Goof Troop
Devil May Cry  TV Show
Devil May Cry
Muppet Babies TV Show
Muppet Babies
Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc. TV Show
Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc.
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo TV Show
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo
Transformers Prime TV Show
Transformers Prime
The Real Ghostbusters TV Show
The Real Ghostbusters
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo TV Show
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo
The New Scooby-Doo Movies TV Show
The New Scooby-Doo Movies
Freakazoid! TV Show
Freakazoid!
Dave the Barbarian TV Show
Dave the Barbarian
Shakugan no Shana  TV Show
Shakugan no Shana
Dungeons & Dragons TV Show
Dungeons & Dragons
Curious George TV Show
Curious George
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends TV Show
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
The Pirates of Dark Water TV Show
The Pirates of Dark Water
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest TV Show
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest
The Garfield Show TV Show
The Garfield Show
Sonic Underground TV Show
Sonic Underground
Bonkers TV Show
Bonkers
Pound Puppies TV Show
Pound Puppies
The Mask TV Show
The Mask
Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron TV Show
Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron
Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! TV Show
Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue!
The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour TV Show
The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour
Mighty Ducks TV Show
Mighty Ducks
Jabberjaw TV Show
Jabberjaw
Jonny Quest TV Show
Jonny Quest
The New Fantastic Four TV Show
The New Fantastic Four
Pac-Man TV Show
Pac-Man
Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries TV Show
Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries
Histeria! TV Show
Histeria!
The Wizard of Oz TV Show
The Wizard of Oz
Heathcliff (1980) TV Show
Heathcliff (1980)
The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle TV Show
The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle
Bubble Guppies TV Show
Bubble Guppies
Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters TV Show
Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters
The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians TV Show
The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians
It's Punky Brewster TV Show
It's Punky Brewster
Blackstar TV Show
Blackstar
Droopy: Master Detective TV Show
Droopy: Master Detective
Waynehead TV Show
Waynehead
Dynomutt, Dog Wonder TV Show
Dynomutt, Dog Wonder
Shakugan no Shana Second (JP) TV Show
Shakugan no Shana Second (JP)
The Don Knotts Show TV Show
The Don Knotts Show
Evil Con Carne TV Show
Evil Con Carne
Mighty Max TV Show
Mighty Max
Captain N: The Game Master TV Show
Captain N: The Game Master
Fonz and the Happy Days Gang TV Show
Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
Bionic Six TV Show
Bionic Six
Fangface TV Show
Fangface
Turbo Teen TV Show
Turbo Teen
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! TV Show
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
Curious George (CA) TV Show
Curious George (CA)
Dino-Riders TV Show
Dino-Riders
Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo TV Show
Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo
Rambo TV Show
Rambo
Road Rovers TV Show
Road Rovers
Adventures from the Book of Virtues TV Show
Adventures from the Book of Virtues
Challenge of the GoBots TV Show
Challenge of the GoBots
Dink the Little Dinosaur TV Show
Dink the Little Dinosaur
Monchhichis TV Show
Monchhichis
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kids TV Show
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kids
Gravedale High TV Show
Gravedale High
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley TV Show
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley
What a Cartoon! TV Show
What a Cartoon!
Sport Billy TV Show
Sport Billy
The Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour TV Show
The Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour
Wake, Rattle & Roll TV Show
Wake, Rattle & Roll
Challenge of the GoBots TV Show
Challenge of the GoBots
Lazer Tag Academy TV Show
Lazer Tag Academy
Saturday Supercade TV Show
Saturday Supercade
The Pink Panther and Sons TV Show
The Pink Panther and Sons
Galtar and the Golden Lance TV Show
Galtar and the Golden Lance
Rude Dog and the Dweebs TV Show
Rude Dog and the Dweebs
Spiral Zone TV Show
Spiral Zone
The Super Globetrotters TV Show
The Super Globetrotters
Fish Police TV Show
Fish Police
The Adventures of Hyperman TV Show
The Adventures of Hyperman
The Robonic Stooges TV Show
The Robonic Stooges
The Skatebirds TV Show
The Skatebirds
Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch TV Show
Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch
Foofur TV Show
Foofur
Meatballs and Spaghetti TV Show
Meatballs and Spaghetti
The Legend of Calamity Jane TV Show
The Legend of Calamity Jane
Sectaurs TV Show
Sectaurs
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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BIOGRAPHY:

Franklin Wendell "Frank" Welker (born March 12, 1946) is a veteran American actor, who specializes in voice acting. He is responsible for a broad spectrum of character voices and other vocal effects that have appeared over the last 40 years in American television and motion pictures.

Welker is listed as number one on the "All Time Top 100 Stars at the Box Office" list by the film website The Numbers, not as a box office draw, but in terms of the total revenue generated by the films he has participated in.

Welker's first on camera film role was as a bar fight participant in Stan Dragoti’s Dirty Little Billy. However, his first film role was in The Trouble with Girls, portraying a college kid from Rutgers University who befriends Elvis Presley. He later co-starred with Don Knotts in Universal's How to Frame a Figg. Welker also appeared in three Disney films, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes , Now You See Him, Now You Don't, and he also voiced Abu in the animated film Aladdin.

His on camera television appearances included Love American Style, The Partridge Family and The Don Knotts Show. He played a prosecutor in highly acclaimed ABC special The Trial of General Yamashita and as Captain Pace beside Richard Dreyfuss' Yossarian in Paramount television’s pilot, Catch-22. He appeared on Laugh In, The Dean Martin Roast, The Mike Douglas Show, The Tonight Show, Merv Griffin, The Smothers Brothers Show, The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour and Laugh Trax. In the latter show, he was a cast member alongside Jim Staahl and Howie Mandel. Frank also played an on camera role of a voice actor on an episode of Simon and Simon. He returned to an on-camera role in the film The Informant, playing Matt Damon's character's father.
[edit] Voice acting career

During the 1990s, Welker voiced more roles than he acted. His work includes vocal effects for the character of Sil in Species, Goro in 1995's Mortal Kombat, the Devil in 1986's The Golden Child, and Malebolgia in 1997's Spawn. Welker also provided the voice (both speaking and non-speaking) of Nibbler in the cartoon TV series Futurama. He's also the voice of the monkey Abu in Aladdin, its two sequels and the TV series adaptation.

Welker's first voice role came in 1969, as Fred Jones in Scooby Doo, Where Are You!. As of 2002, Welker is the voice of both Fred Jones and Scooby-Doo. This includes the most recent What's New, Scooby-Doo?, and the series-based spinoff, Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! and most recently, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. Welker is so closely connected with Fred that anytime Fred appears (with the exception of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo), it is Welker providing the voice. Also, Welker starred in most of the 2000s Scooby-Doo projects as Fred Jones and Scooby-Doo.

He also was Sasquatch in The Legend of Sasquatch. Welker's talent was also recognized in Disney's Stitch: Experiment 626, voicing the jealous and maniacal Experiment 6-2-1. For the cartoon SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, Welker provided the voice of the villainous Dr. Viper. Welker is also (as of 2005-present) the new voice of Garfield, succeeding the original voice Lorenzo Music, who died in 2001. He has voiced him in Garfield Gets Real, Garfield's Fun Fest, and Garfield's Pet Force. He also portrays Garfield in the new cartoon series The Garfield Show. His voice can also be heard on multiple other animated television series, live-action films and video games.
[edit] Transformers

In the 1980s, Welker voiced many recurring characters in the Transformers animated series. He voiced several Decepticons, including Megatron, Soundwave, Skywarp, Mixmaster, Laserbeak, Buzzsaw, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, and Ratbat. He also did voicework as the Autobots Mirage, Trailbreaker, and Sludge. With the release of the Transformers animated film in 1986, he took on the role of the Autobot Wheelie and afterwards, took over the role of Galvatron from Leonard Nimoy. Having already provided the screams for Nimoy's character Mr. Spock in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, this marked the second time he had inherited a role from Nimoy.

Welker also returned to two of his most famous Transformers roles when he portrayed Megatron and Soundwave as part of a spoof in the third season episode of Robot Chicken, aired shortly after the release of the live action film. In Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen, he reprises the roles of Soundwave and Ravage, and also provides voices for Grindor, Devastator, and Reedman.


TRIVIA:
  • Has shared two roles with 'Leonard Nimoy' (qv). When the third season of _"Transformers" (1984)_ (qv) came around, Frank took the role of Galvatron that 'Leonard Nimoy' (qv) had taken in _The Transformers: The Movie (1986)_ (qv). And in _Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)_ (qv), Frank provided the screams of 'Leonard Nimoy' (qv)'s most famous character, Spock.
  • In _"Tiny Toon Adventures" (1990)_ (qv), he voiced Furrball, Gogo Dodo, Calamity Coyote, Little Beeper, Byron Basset, Uncle Stinky Pig, Henry Bear, and Ralph the Guard who later appeared in _"Animaniacs" (1993)_ (qv), where Frank not only voiced Ralph, but also voiced Thaddeus Plotz, Buttons, Runt, Flavio Hippo, and Chicken Boo.
  • One of the most prolific voice actors of all time, he has been involved with some of the most popular and important animated programs of all time as well, beginning with his role as level headed leader Fred Jones in Scooby-Doo, the evil Decepticon leader Megatron in Transformers (among others), Dr. Ray Stantz in The Real Ghostbusters, and a variety of supporting roles in GI Joe, Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, and The Smurfs.
  • He has done every voicing of Freddy "Fred" Jones for all of the Scooby-Doo series with the sole exception of _"A Pup Named Scooby-Doo" (1988)_ (qv). Even in parodies and cameos on different TV shows, he has always done this voice.
  • Referred to in Hollywood as a voice god.
  • Has done voices for both the original Star Trek film series and the television series _"Star Trek: Voyager" (1995)_ (qv).
  • His broad spectrum of character voices, noises, and other vocal effects that have appeared over the last 40 years in motion pictures, have vaulted him to number one on the "All Time Top 100 Stars at the Box office" list. The revenue of films he has participated in have generated close to five billion dollars. His work in over 90 films has put him ahead of Eddie Murphy, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks and Samuel L. Jackson.
  • Provided the voice for 8 of the original 14 Decepticons in the _"Transformers" (1984)_ (qv) cartoon: Megatron, Soundwave, Skywarp, Lazerbeak, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, and Buzzsaw. He voiced two of the original Autobots as well: Trailbreaker and Mirage, as well as one of the Dinobots (Sludge) that also appeared in the first season.


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