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Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen











The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action
or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those committed to their craft
that combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed. Those
gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by
finding their own niche, quickly break apart from the pack. After years of
honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in
which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and
the industry take notice, singling out the best.


“I’m getting paid to do what got me in trouble in the 7th grade,” jests Rob
Paulsen, who is one of the most popular voices in animation and won a
Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated
Program” for Pinky and the Brain (WB). Though nominated twice
previously, the victory was especially sweet due to the most formidable
competition ever – fellow nominees Louis Anderson, Ernest Borgnine,
Dom DeLuise, and Jeffrey Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won
back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do
and thank my lucky stars for twenty five years of full time employment in
this business,” he admits. Interestingly, in those twenty five years, Rob now
has the unique opportunity to have gone full circle with the Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles animated series; having voiced Raphael in the original show,
he is now voicing Donatello in Nickelodeon’s much anticipated TMNT.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Rob “loved cartoons like most kids ”
and aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, I learned pretty
quickly that I had neither the talent, temperament nor dental insurance to
pursue a career as a pro hockey player”. Ironically, acting was something to
“fall back on” and Rob has voiced beloved characters in several iconic
animated series: Yakko Warner in Animaniacs and Carl Wheezer in
Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, but may be best known to animation fans
the world over as the voice of the boisterous and energetic laboratory mouse
Pinky in two hit series Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and The Brain
and Pinky, Elmyra, and The Brain for Warner Brothers.


“It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a
gangling mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane
imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides… where else
could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like
‘Egad!’, ‘Narf!’, ‘Poit!’, ‘Splonk!’, and ‘Zort!’ are allowed?”
With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility
shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Dr. Scratch‘N’Sniff and
Pinky in the Peabody and the two-time Emmy award-winning series, Steven
Spielberg Presents Animaniacs also for Warner Brothers. Currently, he
can be heard as Peck in Back at the Barnyard, Birdbrain in T.U.F.F.
Puppy, Jack Fenton in Danny Phantom and various characters, including
Mark Chang in Fairly Odd Parents, all on Nickelodeon, as well as a
number of Disney projects including The Little Mermaid III; Ariel’s
Beginning, Jacques and the Grand Duke in Cinderella and the role of
Bobble in the Tinkerbell DVD series. For young fans of Play House
Disney, Rob provides the voices of Al in Can you teach my Alligator
Manners? and Ze Fronk in Tasty Time with Ze Fronk and Toodles in
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.


Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion
pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The
Perfect Match, and Warlock. His television acting credits include guest
starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of
the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in
over 1000 of them including the voice of Mr. Opportunity on behalf of
Honda automobiles from 2004 thru 2010. Rob is also the host of a
successful podcast, Talkin' Toons, available at www.robpaulsenlive.com
and iTunes.


Realizing how fortunate he is and passionate about giving back, Rob
supports various charitable organizations, particularly Operation Smile,
The Wounded Warriors Project and cancer and Muscular Dystrophy
research.
A certified “gearhead”, Rob is also passionate about sports cars and
motorcycles in addition to being an avid golfer. He also still laces up the ole
skates every now and then to scratch that hockey itch. Rob spends the
majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, son Ash and two Yorkshire
terriers, Pooshie and Tala.

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Highlights

Pinky and the Brain

Animaniacs

TMNT

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