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NPR Profiles Optimus Prime Voice Actor Peter Cullen

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National Public Radio has interviewed veteran voice actor Peter Cullen, focusing primarily on his role as Autobot leader Optimus Prime in multiple Transformers TV shows and movies, including the fourth installment of the feature film series that was released last week. Among other topics, Cullen discusses how he discovered his talents in voice acting while […]

Steve Viksten, "Hey Arnold" Writer and Actor, 1960 - 2014

Steve Viksten 1960 - 2014

Variety reports that Steve Viksten passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, at the age of 54. Viksten was a key crew member of Nickelodeon’s Hey Arnold!, providing the vaguely Eastern European accent as the voice of Oskar Kokoshka and serving as the writer for most of the series episodes with creator Craig Bartlett. His […]

CLIP: Checking Out "The 7D" Voice Cast

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Colin Firth Drops Out as Voice of "Paddington"

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The Hollywood Reporter states that actor Colin Firth has dropped out of the CGI/live-action hybrid film Paddington. No reason was given for his departure, with Firth saying in a statement, “It’s been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realization that he simply doesn’t have my voice.” The film, […]

Casey Kasem, Radio Host and Voice of Robin & Shaggy, 1932 - 2014

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The Hollywood Reporter reports that longtime radio host Casey Kasem passed away earlier today from complications of dementia at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington. He was 82. Kasem was best known as the host of the popular radio show American Top 40 which began on July 4, 1970.  He was also the host of the […]

Zenkaicon 2014: The Jim Cummings Panels Report

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Jim Cummings, voice of an almost innumerable amount of characters over the years, did several panels this year at Zenkaicon. His first panel was a co-presentation between himself and convention personality Karl “Uncle Yo” Custer on the 20-year anniversary of the Disney Afternoon programing block and he later did a solo Q&A panel. Cummings provided […]

Lee Marshall, Voice Actor for Tony the Tiger, 1949-2014

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E! Online reports that radio announcer Marshall Aaron Mayer aka “Stagger” Lee Marshall died on April 26th, 2014 of esophageal cancer. He was 64. Marshall started as a radio announcer at KRIZ in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 14, when he lied about his age with his deep voice.  He later did radio in […]

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Actor, 1918 - 2014

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Actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014, at the age of 95. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., was the son of soprano Alma Gluck and violinist Efrem Zimbalist, and the father of actor Stephanie Zimbalist (with whom he appeared in a handful of episodes of the Remington Steele TV series). He studied at […]

Kelly Osbourne Joins Voice Cast of Disney's "The 7D"

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The Hollywood Reporter states that Kelly Osbourne has joined the cast of Disney’s The 7D TV series, which promises a modern-day take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs set to premiere this summer. Osbourne will play Hildy Gloom, “a novice witch who, together with her warlock husband Grim (Jess Harnell), haplessly plot to overthrow […]

CLIP: Exclusive Jane Lynch Video from "Birds of Paradise" Bonuses; Available April 1, 2014

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