Rob Paulsen Biography
Rob Paulsen born Robert Fredrick Paulsen III is an American voice actor and singer who has done many voice roles in various films, television shows, and video games. He was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan on March 11, 1956 to his loving mother Lee Paulsen.
In his voice acting career, his roles include Raphael and Donatello from the 1987 and 2012 cartoons of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Yakko Warner, Dr. Otto Scratchansniff, and Pinky from Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain; Carl Wheezer from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and its spin-off television show series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius; Peck the Rooster from Barnyard and its spin-off television show series Back at the Barnyard; and the title character in The Mask: Animated Series.
Rob Paulsen Age
Robert Fredrick Paulsen III was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 11, 1956. He is 63 years as of 2019.
Rob Paulsen Early Life
Following his growing up in Grand Blanc, Michigan, he sang in choirs throughout his youth and adolescence and began performing in plays in grammar schools. 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. Paulsen described himself as “a singer who decided to become an actor.” in an interview with a Chicago TV station.
Rob Paulsen Wife
His marital status is married. Paulsen is married to Parrish Todd and together they have one son, Ashton “Ash” Paulsen, who himself is a gaming journalist on GameXplain.
Paulsen has been a great supporter of charity organizations and donated considerably for cancer research. He has worked a lot for GOAL models, a program for adolescents, and is a sponsor of Camp Will-A-Way, a camp for mentally and physically disabled children. He also donates funds from autographs to the Wounded Warrior Project and Operation Smile.
In February 2016, he was diagnosed with Stage III throat cancer. He has since undergone treatment, and his cancer is now in remission
Rob Paulsen Career
He began his career in 1983 with the mini-series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, where he played “Snow Job” and “Tripwire”. A few years later, his career launched into more roles such as “Cobra Slavemaster” and reprising “Snow Job” and “Tripwire” on G.I. Joe, “Corky” on The Snorks, “Marco Smurf” on the later seasons of The Smurfs, “Boober” on the animated version of Fraggle Rock, “Hadji” in The New Adventures of Jonny Quest and the title character – “Saber Rider” and the villain “Jesse Blue” on Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs.
In the 1980s, he explored the field of live action films. His first movie was Eyes of Fire in 1983. He had supporting roles in Body Double, Stewardess School, Warlock, and Mutant on the Bounty. During this time he appeared in television shows such as MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. In an interview, regarding his role in Body Double, he mentioned 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.
Apart from his voice-over career, he also became more known in the world of advertising as well. In the 1980s, he had been the announcer for the sitcom Cheers. He appeared as the voice of “Mr. Opportunity”, spokesman of Honda commercials on TV and radio, the announcer for Buffalo Dick’s Radio Ranch, and the spokesman for Lucky Stores, a West Coast grocery store chain, before it was acquired by Albertsons in 1998.
From 1996 to mid-1997, he provided the voice of “Dog” in the Taco Bell kids meal commercials with Eddie Deezen as the voice of “Nacho” the cat.
He got his advertising break through for his role in the original commercial of the now ubiquitous Got Milk? campaign. The famous commercial, Who shot Alexander Hamilton in that famous duel?, aired in 1993, and launched the Got Milk? campaign into a monstrously successful enterprise. Never the less, he continues to be one of the most sought-after commercial voice actors in the industry.
He can be currently heard as the voice of singing Mr. Mini-Wheat in the Mini-Wheats commercials in Canada.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
From 1987 to 1995, he voiced Raphael and various supporting characters in the original 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. He has said that Raphael’s voice is very similar to his natural voice. Originally, it started as a five-part miniseries, the series continued for ten seasons and 193 episodes. It was a great success and became an instant pop culture symbol.
In the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, he returned to the franchise as Donatello. The series ran for five seasons and 124 episodes from September 29, 2012 until November 12, 2017. Paulsen serves as the voice director for the subsequent series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which premiered in July 2018.
Animaniacs; Pinky and the Brain
Throughout the 1990s, Paulsen continued to co-star in animated series, This allowed him to branch further into radio and television announcements and he dropped live action acting from his range.
In 1993, he voiced “Antoine D’Coolette” in ABC’s series Sonic the Hedgehog. In the superhero series The Tick in 1995, he voiced “Arthur”, an insecure accountant in a moth costume (wings included), replacing Micky Dolenz, who had originally played Arthur.
In 1993, he starred as the title character in both Mighty Max and The Mask. During this time he starred in what became one of his most popular roles, “Yakko Warner” of Animaniacs.
Additionally, he 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”.
Rob Paulsen Awards
In his voice-over career, he has been nominated for an Annie Award for his role of Pinky for 4 consecutive years. For this he won in 1996, 1997, and 1999. In 1999, he also won the Daytime Emmy Award for voicing Pinky.
In 2004, he was nominated for his role of the Troubadour in Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers, and in 2005, he was nominated for his role in The Happy Elf.
Rob Paulsen Net Worth
Paulsen is an American actor and singer.He is known best for providing voice work and has done more than 250 animated characters and over 1,000 commercials. He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Rob Paulsen Animaniacs
“Animaniacs in Concert!”
Legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen, who has delighted generations of animation fanatics with his signature roles in “Pinky and the Brain,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and other film and television projects, will be joined by “Animaniacs” composer Randy Rogel in”Animaniacs in Concert!” at the Fremont Abbey on Friday, January 11that 8:00 PM.
“Animaniacs in Concert!” features live music and voice work from Paulsen and music from Rogel while beloved “Animaniacs” cartoons are screened. The show has hopscotched around the country with shows in St. Charles, IL; Arlington, TX; Tucson, AZ; Long Island, NY; Grayslake, IL; Santa Clarita, CA, Downey, CA, San Francisco, CA, Danbury, CT, New York City, and Houston, TX.
For Paulsen, the return to work is a triumph. Diagnosed with throat cancer almost two years ago, Paulsen only told a few friends and professional colleagues, facing the possibility that his three-decades long career might be over forever. But for a man of a hundred voices who suffered literally and figuratively in silence, he’s on the mend, cancer free, and ready to get back to work.
Grateful for his new lease on life, Paulsen continues to make countless charity appearances and is beginning work on a memoir about his challenges recovering from a career-threatening diagnosis. With a voice that spans generations of cartoon fans, Paulsen is still ready to bring joy and laughter into people’s lives, his passion for his work now even stronger than ever. His memoir, “Voice Lessons,” from Start Publishing will be released on October 8th, 2019.
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