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  • Aladdin

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  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

  • The Smurfs 2

  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

  • Mirror Mirror

  • Up the Creek

  • The Smurfs

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  • Dirty Little Billy

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  • The Informant!

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Frank Welker Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 1945
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Launching his career as a stand-up comedian in 1967, Frank Welker opened for such acts as the Righteous Brothers, Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66, The Fifth Dimension and [[Performer~P10498~Glen Campbell~glencampbell]]. Welker's TV credits include comedy-ensemble stints on The Don Knotts Show (1971) and the syndicated Laugh Trax (1982). Despite his occasional on-camera appearances, Welker is best known as one of the most versatile voiceover specialists in show business. His specialty is a dead-on impression of the Three Stooges' [[Performer~P33470~Curly Howard~curlyhoward]], which he utilized to peak effect in the Hanna-Barbera TV cartoon weekly Jabberjaw (1976). To list all of his credits would take a couple of weeks at best: in Hal Erickson's encyclopedic 1995 volume [[Feature~V112823~Television Cartoon Shows~televisionspy]], Welker is mentioned no fewer than 110 times! Some of his more memorable TV cartoon credits include [[Feature~V78177~Itsy Bitsy Spider~therealstoryofitsybitsyspider]] (title character), [[Feature~V14908~Duck Tales~ducktales:ducktothefuture]], [[Feature~V131978~Captain Planet~captaineo]], Garfield and Friends, The Jetsons, [[Feature~V121264~Tiny Toon Adventures~tinytoonbigadventures]], Real Adventures of Jonny Quest and [[Feature~V122085~Batman: The Animated Series~batman:maskofthephantasm]]. In theatrical features, Welker is most often heard as nonverbal "funny animals" (1993's [[Feature~V1338~Aladdin~aladdin]]) and "enchanted" inanimate objects (in 1994's The Shadow, he "played" a magic dagger). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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