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Frank Welker

Frank Welker has often been cast in animated productions as the voice of various animal characters, Welker has well over 300 film and television credits.

He has brought to life such memorable characters as Abu in Walt Disney's much heralded Aladdin, Horror in The Pagemaster, Slimer in The Real Ghostbusters, Baby Kermit and baby Skeeter in the Emmy Award-winning Muppet Babies and Norman the calf in "City Slickers.'

Welker performed Max The Dog in the recent smash hit How The Grinch Stole Christmas as well as Khan the Horse Mulan, Charles the Dog Space Jam and the reindeers in The Santa Clause. He also voiced Dino in various recent Flintstones projects and Fred in numerous Scooby Doo projects.

Welker has lent his voice talents to innumerable live-action motion pictures and television shows. A partial list of some of the projects in which his work can be heard includes Mars Attacks!, George of the Jungle, Godzilla, Species, Independence Day, Jumanji, Indian and the Cupboard, Gremlins, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lawnmower Man, 101 Dalmatians, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Deep Blue Sea and Teaching Mrs. Tingle.

His work on the small screen encompasses the worlds of animation and live-action, as evidenced in shows like Futurama, Histeria, Animatics, Tiny Toon Adventures, The Simpsons, Sea Quest, DSV, Star Trek: Voyager, and The X-Files.

He began his professional career as a comic in 1967 and went on to open for such musical acts as The Righteous Brothers, , Sonny and Cher, and Diana Ross. He made his acting debut in the Elvis Presley film, Trouble With Girls. Welker was a regular in Knott's weekly television series, and later co-starred in the television series Laugh Trax with Howie Mandel and Jim Staahl.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Frank Welker Facts

BirthdayFebruary 16, 1945 (77)
BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, USA

Selected Filmography

Beauty and the Beast
Pressure / The Smoking Peanut
Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition
The Smurfs
The Smurfs 2
Aladdin: Diamond Edition
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