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Frank Welker is an American voice actor. He is best known for portraying Fred (and later the title character) from Scooby-Doo, Dr. Claw, Mad Cat, and Brain from Inspector Gadget, Megatron, Galvatron, Soundwave, Skywarp, Mirage, Trailbreaker, and others from The Transformers, and Nibbler from Futurama.

Other credentials include Super Friends, Tiny Toon Adventures, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Jabberjaw, Fangface, The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest, Dexter's Laboratory, The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle, Ducktales, Bonkers, Talespin, SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, Animaniacs, Histeria!, Saturday Supercade, The Smurfs, the original My Little Pony, Muppet Babies, House of Mouse, Johnny Bravo, The Pirates of the Dark Water, The Real Ghostbusters, My Neighbor Tortoro, Gargoyles, Transformers Prime, and Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, as well as modern portrayals of characters such as Barney Rubble from The Flintstones and Hector the Bulldog from Looney Tunes. In the 1980s, he was the voice of Dagwood.

Welker is well known for providing sound effects for animal characters, including Abu from Disney's Aladdin, Santa's Little Helper and Snowball II from The Simpsons, and the title character of Curious George.

He has also made live action appearances, notably in The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (which also featured Pat Harrington, Jr.), the Elvis Presley film The Trouble With Girls, The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast to George Burns, and The Trial of General Yamashita. He also made guest appearances in The Don Knotts Show, The Partridge Family, Love, American Style, and The Duck Factory (which Don Messick starred in).

Welker has also done stand-up comedy. The 1988 album "Almost Sold Out" features him performing at The Ice House, plus some of his impressions from "Robin Leach's 'Answering Machines of the Rich and Famous'". He and Jack Riley were among the performers on the 1973 comedy album "The Watergate Comedy Hour".

Welker has been the main voice of Garfield since 2007. In Garfield and Friends, he was the voice of Bo Sheep, Booker, Sheldon, Mort, and others. In The Garfield Show, besides Garfield, he also voices many minor and incidental characters.

Other Roles

TV Specials

Garfield Goes Hollywood

  • Bert (The M.C.)

Garfield: His 9 Lives

Garfield's Feline Fantasies

Garfield Gets a Life

Garfield and Friends

Garfield

U.S. Acres

DTV Movies

Garfield Gets Real

  • Nerd
  • Two Headed Guy
  • Goth Kid
  • Hardy

Garfield's Fun Fest

Garfield's Pet Force

  • Garzooka
  • Computer Voice
  • Monster
  • Spike Guard
  • Kung Fu Guard
  • Dog
  • Lawyer
  • Narrator

The Garfield Show

Professor Garfield

Trivia

  • Welker has also voiced Garfield in three episodes of the 2010 Mad series:
    • "Garfield of Dreams/I Hate My Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (the former segment)
    • "The Adventures of TaunTaun/Everybody Loves Rayman" (the "Garfield No Monday Calendar" skit)
    • "The Hip-Hop Hobbit/The Monday Project" (the latter segment)

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