Cartoon Voice-Acting Legend: Frank Welker
There are many notable and exceptional voice actors within the field of animation, but few with the range and extensive resume of Frank Welker. “Who is Frank Welker,” you ask? Well, you may not recognize his name but if you’ve watched cartooned beween 1970 and now, there’s a 100% chance you’ve heard his voice. He’s been the voice of Freddy on Scooby Doo, Baby Kermit on Muppet Babies, Megatron on Transformers, Wild Bill on G.I. Joe, Tooter on the Snorks, Stripe from Gremlins, Furrball on Tiny Toon Adventures, Dr. Claw on Inspector Gadget, Malebolgia from Spawn the Movie, Ray and Slimer from the Real Ghostbusters, the Gopher from Caddyshack, Booker and Sheldon from Garfield & Friends, Big-Time Beagle from Duck Tales, Mohawk from Gremlins 2, Tom and Jerry from Tom & Jerry Kids, Tokka and Rahzar from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze, Jeremiah Surd from the Real Adventures of Jonny Quest…
He’s been in a lot of cartoons. As a matter of fact, check out his IMDB resume. It’ll blow your mind.
Well, the Allspark, a Transformers messageboard, has landed a fascinating interview with Welker. If you like cartoons or are interested in the field of voice-acting, then you’ll enjoy the interview (he doesn’t do many of them). Also, check out the voice clip included with the interview featuring Frank Welker performing “Megatron” for the first time in 20 years.