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Rob Paulsen

Birth name Robert Fredrick Paulsen, III
Alias Rob Paulson, Vocal Magic
Born March 11, 1956 (1956-03-11) (age 51)
Detroit, Michigan
Occupation(s) Voice Actor
Spouse Parrish Todd
Children Ashton Paulsen (son)
Website Rob Paulsen.com

Robert Fredrick Paulsen, III (born March 11, 1956) (sometimes credited as "Rob Paulson" or "Vocal Magic") is an American voice actor best known as the voice behind Raphael from the 1987 cartoon of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yakko Warner from Animaniacs and Pinky from Pinky and the Brain. His role as Yakko won him a Daytime Emmy Award for male vocal performance; he won a second one for his portrayal of Pinky. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... Raphael (or Raph), a fictional character, is one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (known as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Sweden) is an American animated television series produced by Fred Wolf Films, which premiered in December 1987, first as a 5-part mini-series. ... TMNT redirects here. ... Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, also known as The Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister), are three fictional cartoon characters featured on the animated series Animaniacs. ... This article is about the television series. ... This article describes both the animated television series, and the characters from that series. ... This article describes both the animated television series, and the characters from that series. ...


In total, Paulsen has been the voice of over 250 different animated characters and performed in over 1000 commercials. He continues to play minor parts in dozens of cartoons as well as supporting characters in animated movies.

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Biography

Paulsen was born in Detroit, Michigan. He is married to Parrish Todd and has one son. In an interview with a Chicago TV station, Paulsen described himself as "a singer who decided to become an actor." Growing up in Grand Blanc, Michigan, Paulsen sang in choir throughout his youth and adolescence and began performing in plays in grammar school. However, his idol growing up was Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings; he considered the arts to be a secondary career choice, primarily interested in becoming a professional hockey player. Detroit redirects here. ... Grand Blanc is a city in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Gordon Gordie Howe, OC (born March 31, 1928 in Floral, Saskatchewan) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers in the NHL, and the Houston Aeros and New England Whalers in the WHA. He is often referred to as Mr. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ...


Paulsen has long supported charity organisations, and donated considerably for cancer research. He has worked a lot for GOALmodels, a program for adolescents; Project Mayhem; and is a sponsor of Camp Will-A-Way, a camp for mentally and physically disabled children. A charitable organization (also known as a charity) is a trust, company or unincorporated association established for charitable purposes only. ... Cancer research is research into cancer in order to identify causes and develop strategies for prevention, diagnosis, treatments and cure. ... Developmental disability is a term used to describe life-long disabilities attributable to mental and/or physical or combination of mental and physical impairments, manifested prior to age twenty-two. ...


Career

Early career

He began his voice over career on The Smurfs animated television show as an extra in 1981. A few years later, his career launched into more substantial roles such as G.I. Joe and The Snorks. He had an impressive turn as the villain "Jesse Blue" in the series Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs. The character has a bit of a cult following, due in part to Paulsen's excellent portrayal. The term voice-over refers to a production technique where a disembodied voice is broadcast live or pre-recorded in radio, television, film, theater and/or presentation. ... Smurf redirects here. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... For the homing pigeon awarded the Dickin Medal in 1946, see G.I. Joe (pigeon). ... The Snorks was a comic book created by Belgian Freddy Monnickendam in 1974. ... Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs was a 1980s animated space western following a similar theme of Galaxy Rangers and Bravestarr. ...


During the 1980s Paulsen also explored the field of live action cinema. His first movie was Eyes of Fire in 1983. He played supporting roles in Body Double, Stewardess School, and Warlock. He appeared in television shows during this time as well, such as MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. However Paulsen preferred to work on shows for children. He mentioned in an interview, regarding his role in Body Double, that he would not want his child (who was very young at the time of the interview) to see the movie, so he could not really be proud of his work. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Stewardess School, sometimes known as Stew School, is a 1986 comedy film about several people who attend a school for flight attendants. ... Warlocks are, among historic Christian traditions, said to be the male equivalent of witches (usually in the pejorative sense of Europes Middle Ages), and were said to ride pitchforks instead of broomsticks. ... MacGyver is an American adventure television series, produced in Canada, about a laid-back, extremely resourceful secret agent, played by Richard Dean Anderson. ... St. ...


Paulsen's first major role was in 1987, as Raphael in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series. Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Raphael (or Raph), a fictional character, is one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). ... Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (known as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Sweden) is an American animated television series produced by Fred Wolf Films, which premiered in December 1987, first as a 5-part mini-series. ...


Advertising

Paulsen became more prevalent in the world of advertising as well. In the 1980s he had been the announcer for the popular sitcom Cheers and continued to secure roles as an announcer. He appeared as the voice of "Mr. Opportunity", spokesman of Honda commercials on TV and radio, announcer for Buffalo Duck's Radio Ranch, and the spokesman for Lucky Stores, a West-coast grocery store chain, before it was acquired by Albertsons in 1998. Advert redirects here. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... This article is about the TV series. ... This article is about the Japanese motor corporation. ... Lucky Stores first began in San Mateo County, California when Charles Crouch expanded his lucky stores to the East Bay in 1935. ... For a large scale grocery store, see supermarket. ... A typical Albertsons store. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


However Paulsen's most famous advertising role was in the original commercial of the now ubiquitous Got Milk? campaign. The famous commercial, Who Shot Alexander Hamilton?, aired in 1993, and launched the Got Milk? campaign into a monstrously successful enterprise. Paulsen continues to be one of the most sought-after commercial voice actors in the industry. Got Milk? is an American advertising campaign encouraging the purchase of cows milk, which was created by the advertising agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners for the California Milk Processor Board in 1993 and later licensed for use by milk processors and dairy farmers. ... Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757[1]—July 12, 1804) was an Army officer, lawyer, Founding Father, American politician, leading statesman, financier and political theorist. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


Tuning in to Spielberg

Throughout the early 1990s, Paulsen continued to co-star in popular animated series, which proved so successful that he branched further into radio and television announcements and dropped live-action acting from his repertoire. In 1993, he voiced Antoine D'Coolette in ABCs series Sonic the Hedgehog, and Arthur, an insecure accountant in a moth costume (wings included), in the superhero series The Tick in 1995. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Antoine DCoolette is a fictional character appearing in both the Sonic the Hedgehog TV series and comic series. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series created by DiC, also known as SatAM because it was originally aired in the United States on a Saturday morning slot. ... Arthur is a fictional character in the storyline of The Tick. ... For other uses, see Moths A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly. ... The Tick is the name of a series of comic books and an animated TV series created in 1986 by Ben Edlund, following the exploits of a blue-skinned muscular man named The Tick who fights crime in a place simply called The City. He is an absurdist spoof of... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


With a plethora of voice acting roles under his belt, it was only a matter of time before Paulsen was given the starring role. In 1993, he starred as the title character in both Mighty Max and The Mask. Also at this time he starred in what became one of his most popular roles, Yakko Warner of Animaniacs. Paulsen also provided the voice of "Pinky" from Pinky and the Brain, a show which won him several Annie Awards and a Daytime Emmy in 1999. This article describes the Mighty Max TV series. ... The Mask originated as comic book series by publisher Dark Horse Comics. ... Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, also known as The Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister), are three fictional cartoon characters featured on the animated series Animaniacs. ... This article is about the television series. ... This article describes both the animated television series, and the characters from that series. ... The Annie Awards are given to actors for their work in voice-overs including those done in animated film, video games and other vocally-driven art. ... This article is about the year. ...


He also did a number of characters in Tiny Toon Adventures, including Fowlmouth, Arnold the Pit Bull, and Concord Condor. In the direct-to-video movie Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation, he did the voices for BanJo Possum, Mr. Hitcher (who would also appear in other episodes), and Johnny Pew. Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures (also known as Tiny Toon Adventures or Tiny Toons) is an American animated television series created and produced as a collaborative effort between Steven Spielberg and Warner Bros. ... Fowlmouth is one of the minor characters on the animated series Tiny Toon Adventures. ... Concord Condor is a fictional cartoon character featured on the Warner Bros. ... A film that is released direct-to-video (also straight-to-video) is one which has been released to the public on home video formats first rather than first being released in movie theaters. ...


Current roles

Animation

Paulsen takes on the role of "Brick and Boomer" in The Powerpuff Girls. Rob also currently does the roles of "Reuben" in Lilo & Stitch: The Series, "Jack Fenton," "Box Ghost," and "Technus" in Danny Phantom, "Carl Wheezer" in Jimmy Neutron, "Mark Chang" and "Peppy Happy Gary" of The Fairly OddParents, and "Gordon" on the Nickelodeon cartoon Catscratch. He was also the voice of Rothchild in the early episodes of Samurai Jack. He also was the voice of P.J. in the animated series starring Goofy, "Goof Troop," and the voices of Zeek and Joshua in K10C: Kids' Ten Commandments. The Rowdyruff Boys are a team of fictional villains in the Cartoon Network animated series The Powerpuff Girls and its anime spin-off, Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z. They were created by the villain Mojo Jojo as a foil to the Powerpuff Girls, and can be seen as their evil male... The Rowdyruff Boys are a team of fictional villains in the Cartoon Network animated series The Powerpuff Girls and its anime spin-off, Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z. They were created by the villain Mojo Jojo as a foil to the Powerpuff Girls, and can be seen as their evil male... The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series about three little girls in kindergarten who have superpowers. ... Reuben (also known as Experiment 625) is a character from Lilo & Stitch: The Series. ... Lilo and Stitch: The Series is an animated television series sequel to the movie, Stitch! The Movie. ... Jack and Maddie Fenton are fictional characters from the Nickelodeon cartoon, Danny Phantom. ... The Box Ghost is a generally harmless ghost from the animated series Danny Phantom. ... Nicolai Technus (possibly a play on the scientist Nikola Tesla) is a villain in the cartoon Danny Phantom. ... Danny Phantom is an animated childrens program created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon, produced by Billionfold Studios. ... Carlton Carl Ulysses Wheezer, a fictional character, is one of Jimmy Neutrons friends on the TV series and movie Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. ... This article is about the character. ... Mark Chang, the Prince of Yugopotamia, (which could possibly be a reference to Mesopotamia or Yugoslavia) is a fictional character in the Nickelodeon animated television series The Fairly OddParents. ... The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series about the adventures of a boy who has two fairy godparents. ... // Gordon may refer to any of the following: Gordon is a traditional Scottish clan name (see Clan Gordon) and it is now a common given name and a less common surname. ... This article is about the TV channel. ... Catscratch is an American animated television series created by Doug TenNapel (the creator of Earthworm Jim and the upcoming Cartoon Network original series Phibian Mike) airing on Nickelodeon in 2005 and in Nicktoons Network in 2006. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Samurai Jack is an American animated television series created by animator Genndy Tartakovsky that aired on Cartoon Network from 2001 until 2004. ... Pete laughing at Goofy. ...


It was not long before Paulsen returned to Warner Bros. Animation, which had diverged into a new era of television serials (following what is sometimes referred to as the "Silver Age of Animation"). Paulsen appeared as "Rev Runner" of the new show Loonatics Unleashed and stars in Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island. He also voiced "The Source" in the Teen Titans episode "Employee of the Month." He was also the voice of the character Squeeky on the TV show "Danger Rangers." Paulsen also provides the voice for the Honda character "Mr. Opportunity." In the upcoming Rob Zombie animated film, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, Paulsen will voice a character named El Gato a.k.a. Col. Hans Wolfburger. Rob also has a role as Ditto, one of the alien forms on Ben 10. He is also the current voice of classic Disney character José Carioca. “WB” redirects here. ... Modern animation of the United States describes the history of animation in the United States of America from the late 1980s to the start of the 21st century. ... Loonatics Unleashed is an American animated television series produced by Warner Bros. ... Coconut Freds Fruit Salad Island was a childrens show shown on Kids WB[1] and premiered on July 2, 2007[2] on TELETOON. It was named after one of the creators brothers. ... This page contains a list of the minor characters made specifically for the American animated television series Teen Titans. ... Teen Titans is an American animated television series created by Sam Register and Glen Murakami and produced by Warner Bros. ... Robert Cummings (born January 12, 1965 in Haverhill, Massachusetts), better known as Rob Zombie, is an American musician, film director, and writer. ... The Haunted World of El Superbeasto is an animation comedy that also combines elements of a horror and thriller film. ... Ditto may mean several things: ditto marks like , 〃 or do. ... Ben 10 is an American animated television series created by Man of Action (a group consisting of Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Steven T. Seagle), and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Jose Carioca is Disney cartoon character drawn as an anthropomorphized parrot from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...


Video games

In video gaming, much voice talent has bled over from television and radio voice actors. Paulsen has appeared in video games such as Doom 3 and Clay Fighter 63 1/3. He plays "Morte", a floating, talking skull, in Planescape: Torment as well as Anomen Delryn in Baldur's Gate II and the Cyborg Ninja in Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes. More notably, he portrays "Tobli" and "Lian Ronso" in the English version of Square Enix's Final Fantasy X-2 and has played the lead character in Bubsy. Although an extremely minor role, Paulsen also has done the voice for the Greek soldiers in God of War. In the video game The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge, he does the voice of Igor. He also reprised his role as Yakko Warner in Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt. ' A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... Doom 3 is a science fiction, horror, first-person shooter computer game. ... Clayfighter 63 1/3 is a fighting game released in 1997 for the Nintendo 64. ... Planescape: Torment is a computer role-playing game (CRPG) that takes place in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Planescape setting. ... Baldurs Gate is a popular series of computer role-playing games that take place along the Sword Coast, a location from Dungeons & Dragonss Forgotten Realms campaign setting. ... This is a list of recurring characters appearing in the Metal Gear series. ... Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes is a stealth-based game that was developed by Silicon Knights and Konami for the GameCube and released in March 2004. ... SQUARE ENIX (Japanese: スクウェア・エニックス) is a Japanese producer of popular video games and manga. ... It has been suggested that Characters of Final Fantasy X-2 be merged into this article or section. ... Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind for the SNES. Bubsy was the star character in a number of series video games released by Accolade for the SNES, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Atari Jaguar, the PC and PlayStation in the early and mid-1990s. ... God of War is a video game for the Sony PlayStation 2 console released on March 22, 2005. ... Igor is a fictional hunchbacked lab assistant who appears in the film The Nightmare Before Christmas, and the video game spinoffs. ... Yakko, Wakko, and Dot, also known as The Warner Brothers (and the Warner Sister), are three fictional cartoon characters featured on the animated series Animaniacs. ...


Awards

Rob Paulsen has been nominated for an Annie Award for his role of "Pinky" for 4 consecutive years, which he won in 1996, 1997, and 1999. In 2004 he was nominated for his role The Troubador in The Three Musketeers, and in 2005 he was nominated for his role in The Happy Elf. In 1999 he also won the Daytime Emmy Award for the role of Pinky. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Front cover of The Happy Elf The Happy Elf is a 3D-animated family holiday special, which will first air December 2, 2005 on the NBC television network in the USA. Based on Grammy®-winner Harry Connick, Jr. ... This article is about the year. ... The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ...


Public appearances

Paulsen has been a regular industry guest and featured panelist at Comic-Con International over the past several years. He has also appeared at animation industry-related events such as the World Animation Celebration in 1998, among many others. He has also been a guest at several anime conventions, including JACON, Mikomicon, and Anime Overdose. Paulsen was a guest of honor at Anthrocon in 2007. Comic-Con International, commonly known as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con, is an annual multigenre fan convention founded as the Golden State Comic Book Convention and later the San Diego Comic Book Convention in 1970 by Shel Dorf and a group of San Diegans. ... Animation Magazine is a monthly publication covering the animation industry. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Japanese Animation Club of Orlando (JACO) serves as the officially sanctioned anime club for the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida (Union Park campus). ... Mikomicon is a multigenre convention catering to anime/manga, science fiction and gamers. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Anthrocon is the largest furry fandom convention, taking place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania each July. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


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Rob Paulsen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1258 words)
Robert Fredrick Paulsen, III (born March 11, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan) (sometimes credited as "Rob Paulson" or "Vocal Magic") is an American voice actor best known as the voice behind Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yakko Warner from Animaniacs and Pinky from Pinky and the Brain.
Paulsen's first major role was in 1987, as Raphael in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series.
Rob Paulsen has been nominated for an Annie Award for his role of "Pinky" for 4 consecutive years, which he won in 1996, 1997, and 1999.
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