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Peter O'Toole, Actor, 1932 - 2013

Peter O'Toole

Veteran actor Peter O’Toole passed away on December 14, 2013, at the age of 81. Obituaries are not mentioning a specific cause of death, but his daughter Kate O’Toole has stated that her father had been ill for some time. O’Toole was best-known for his role as Col. T.E. Lawrence in David Lean’s Lawrence of […]

Danny Wells, Actor, 1941 - 2013

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Actor Danny Wells passed away on November 28, 2013, in Toronto, Canada, at the age of 72. Wells may be best known to animation fans as Luigi the plumber (both in voice-over and on-camera) on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! alongside Captain Lou Albano as the title character. Wells also had a number of […]

Being Patrick Star: Toonzone Interviews Bill Fagerbakke on "SpongeBob SquarePants"

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Bill Fagerbakke has managed to land not one but two incredibly iconic supporting roles in his long acting career: first as the loveable but dim Dauber in the sitcom Coach, and then as the equally loveable and possibly even dimmer Patrick Star in Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. The 6-foot-6 Fagerbakke started college at the University of […]

A Weekend at Bob Bergen's Voiceover Group Therapy Seminar

Bob Bergen Voiceover Group Therapy

Acting is an art. Being an actor is a job. More accurately, acting as a career means you have to be a small business owner, responsible for the marketing, promotion, selling, and accounting of a property that happens to be you. Being the most amazing artist in the world isn’t going to help you if […]

NYCC 2013: Talking with Rob Paulsen About Donatello in Season 2 of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

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On Saturday at New York Comic Con 2013, Toonzone News was able to get a few minutes backstage with Rob Paulsen, who plays Donatello in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Some of his past roles include Raphael in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pinky in Pinky and the Brain, Wakko Warner in […]

LA Times Talks with June Foray

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The Los Angeles Times has spoken with veteran voice actor June Foray about her extensive career in show business, which is about to be commemorated by a G0vernor’s Award from the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The article looks over Foray’s long career, with Foray noting how she […]

Jerry Russell, Actor, 1936 - 2013

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The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that veteran actor Jerry Russell passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at the age of 77 after complications from abdominal surgery. Russell founded the Stage West theater company in 1978, which became one of four theater groups that set the tone for Fort Worth’s theater scene. In addition to […]

June Foray to Receive Television Academy's 2013 Governor's Award

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Longtime voice actor June Foray will receive the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ 2013 Governor’s Award in commemoration of her career that has spanned more than 80 years and involved numerous iconic voice acting roles. Academy Chairman and CEO┬áBruce Rosenblum stated, “June Foray absolutely embodies everything that this honor represents. A legend and a […]

Toonzone Interviews Actor Roger Craig Smith on Being Captain America and Ripslinger

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I think I have reached some kind of grown-up milestone, because actor Roger Craig Smith has provided the voice for three extremely high-profile video game characters and I haven’t played any of the games he’s been in. Since launching his voiceover career from his work in stand-up comedy, Roger Craig Smith has been Sonic the […]

Comics Alliance Interviews Dana Delany on Being Lois Lane

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Comics Alliance has interviewed actor Dana Delany on her longtime role as Lois Lane in multiple DC Animation projects over the past 17 years, starting with Superman the Animated Series and to the recently released Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox direct-to-video movie. Among other topics, Delany discusses how her relationship with Arleen Sorkin (who was […]

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