Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

156 Fans
Mar. 30th, 1958
Born in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Maurice LaMarche's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Futurama TV Show
Pinky and the Brain TV Show
Pinky and the Brain
Animaniacs TV Show
Tiny Toon Adventures TV Show
Tiny Toon Adventures
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
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law TV Show
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
House of Mouse TV Show
House of Mouse
Tripping the Rift (CA) TV Show
Tripping the Rift (CA)
The Real Ghostbusters TV Show
The Real Ghostbusters
The Little Mermaid TV Show
The Little Mermaid
Taz-Mania TV Show
The Incredible Hulk TV Show
The Incredible Hulk
Dennis the Menace TV Show
Dennis the Menace
Catscratch TV Show
Sonic Underground TV Show
Sonic Underground
My Gym Partner's a Monkey TV Show
My Gym Partner's a Monkey
The Critic TV Show
The Critic
Extreme Ghostbusters TV Show
Extreme Ghostbusters
The Beany and Cecil Show TV Show
The Beany and Cecil Show
Sabrina's Secret Life TV Show
Sabrina's Secret Life
Mickey Mouse Works TV Show
Mickey Mouse Works
Tak and the Power of JuJu TV Show
Tak and the Power of JuJu
Popples TV Show
Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters TV Show
Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters
Popeye and Son TV Show
Popeye and Son
Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain TV Show
Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain
Space Goofs TV Show
Space Goofs
Gravedale High TV Show
Gravedale High
The Plucky Duck Show TV Show
The Plucky Duck Show
Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys TV Show
Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys
Sexiest TV Show
The Wacky World Of Tex Avery TV Show
The Wacky World Of Tex Avery
The Adventures of Hyperman TV Show
The Adventures of Hyperman
The Chimp Channel TV Show
The Chimp Channel
Gadget and the Gadgetinis TV Show
Gadget and the Gadgetinis

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Maurice LaMarche (born March 30,1958) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, but his family moved to Timmins, Ontario, very soon after he was born. LaMarche's childhood was filled with his "own little world of cartoons and sixties television" It was not until his sophomore year of high school that he learned of the popularity his talent for mimicry could garner him. This realization came from a coincidental performance in a high school "variety night" when a couple of friends urged him to enter. The act he performed at the variety night was "celebrities as waiters" which he actually used all the way up until the end of his stand-up career.

  • Voted "Most Likely to Be Someone Else" by his Toronto high school classmates. Only the third person in history, and the second in the last 50 years, to be the official voice of Popeye. Voices Toucan Sam, Fruit Loops' animated spokes-bird.
  • Went to high school with 'Howie Mandel (I)' (qv) for a year, and even though they would become close friends as adults, they never met during the entire time they were in school together.
  • Voice of Egon Spengler in _"The Real Ghost Busters" (1986)_ (qv), which he reprised for _"Extreme Ghostbusters" (1997)_ (qv) in the late 1990s. He claims that the producers asked him not to impersonate 'Harold Ramis' (qv) (the live action Egon of the films), but he did so anyway and got the job. He and 'Frank Welker' were the only two Ghostbuster voice actors to stay with the series throughout its entire run ('Arsenio Hall' (qv) and the late 'Lorenzo Music' were replaced by 'Buster Jones' (qv) and 'Dave Coulier' (qv), respectively).
  • Comes from a TV background. His father, Guy LaMarche, was a local TV newscaster, first in 1961 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada, then in from 1962 to 1963 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. During the senior LaMarche's short tenure at the Ottawa TV station, his fellow on-camera newscasters were a young Peter Jennings and Alex Trebek. Forty years later, in 2003, Maurice LaMarche was part of an answer on Trebek's game show, Jeopardy, when the question was, "What is The Brain?". Trebek and Maurice LaMarche have never met.
  • Was granted a private audience with The Dalai Lama, based on the eloquence of a note he passed to the Buddhist leader's secretary on a flight from Los Angeles to Vancouver in April of 2004 as His Holiness was about start his Canadian tour. The note described his struggle with the anger and rage he'd carried for 17 years at his father's murderer, and he asked for His Holiness' help. He was ushered to The Dalai Lama's seat, where they spoke for ten minutes. LaMarche has spoken publicly of it as a defining moment in his life.
  • Also does a variety of other voices besides 'Orson Welles' (qv). He has done the voice of Yosemite Sam in most recent Warner Bros. productions and did a dead-on 'Alec Baldwin' (qv) impression for _Team America: World Police (2004)_ (qv).
  • After a ten-year career in stand-up comedy, touring with such acts as 'Rodney Dangerfield' (qv), 'George Benson (II)' (qv), 'Kool & The Gang' (qv), 'George Carlin' (qv) and 'David Sanborn' (qv), and culminating in a breakout appearance on HBO's _The 9th Annual Young Comedians Special (1984) (TV)_ (qv), LaMarche abruptly retired from performing after the tragic murder of his beloved father in 1987. Since then, he is known to be a very private man and surprisingly, did a rare public performance at the San Diego Comic-Con International Convention in 2002. He and fellow voice actors 'Rob Paulsen' (qv) and 'Jess Harnell' (qv) did several skits, and Lamarche was greeted by thunderous applause when he did his most favorite incarnation, The Brain. He returned again for Comic Con 2003 for an encore.
  • Has played 'Orson Welles' (qv) three times, and arguably a forth time. The Brain's voice was based on 'Orson Welles' (qv). He voiced 'Orson Welles' (qv) on an episode of _"The Critic" (1994)_ (qv), in which Welles reads the video will of Jay's parents, and he provided his voice in _Ed Wood (1994)_ (qv). He portrayed Welles again in a segment on The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XVII in 2006. He also provided voices for the _"Transformers" (1984)_ (qv) series, the film of which was Welles' last performance.

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