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Billy West

Billy West

Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Date Of Birth: Apr 16, 1952
Voice Over Language: English

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Very outspoken over his displeasure about the casting of movie star actors providing voice-over for films and major shows.

Is a vegan.

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Credited Roles On BTVA So Far: 278
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CuriousUserX90
said at 9:42 PM on Wed Apr 22 2015
Sorry I'm a week late on my own birthday, but happy 63rd birthday. Quite impressive work. Hope Futurama could have a Theatrical Film one of these days.
Autovolt
said at 2:30 PM on Thu Apr 16 2015
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Happy Birthday Billy West!

He is easily one of the all time best. His work on Futurama is some of the best voice work ever. I mean not only is his the main lead Phillip J. Fry but he's also Professor Farnsworth and Dr. Zoidberg, and even know that I know he did the voices of all three of them, they still don't sound anything like each other, I think that's incredible, plus he's hilarious as all three of them,

I mean that's not just the only characters he's done on the show, he was also Zapp Brannigan (doing a really great impression to homage the late and great Phil Hartman), Richard Nixon's Head, Smitty, Leo Wong, Judge Ron Whitey and Lars Filmore.

He's also a really great Elmer Fudd and a solid Bugs Bunny too. I also like his performances as Woody Woodpecker, Wally Walrus, Red M&M, Skeets, Monkey King, Kraab and Rocket Raccoon.
Axem Red
said at 12:51 PM on Thu Apr 16 2015
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Happy Birthday Mr. West!
tmnisaac
said at 11:38 AM on Thu Apr 16 2015
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Happy Birthday Fry, Zoidberg, Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, Elmer Fudd, Red M&M, Ren, Stimpy, and Bashful from the 7D.
MegaMike1990
said at 11:16 AM on Thu Apr 16 2015
Happy Birthday, Billy West!!!

I loved all of your roles on Futurama, and also as the Red M&M.
BlankSlate
said at 10:27 AM on Thu Apr 16 2015
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Happy birthday, Billy!
HienFan
said at 10:55 PM on Thu Oct 2 2014
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I can get his point about hiring Celebrities over professionals, there are exceptions but quite often they feel like they just tacked on a big name to make the film more noticable
BlankSlate
said at 8:36 AM on Mon Nov 10 2014
@HienFan Yeah; they only do professional voice actors as the stars if the movie is based off of a long-running TV show (like 'The Simpsons') and only then are the voices even close to being big names.
Regomania
said at 7:04 PM on Wed Apr 16 2014
Happy Birthday Billy!
skeletonking1234
said at 3:41 PM on Wed Apr 16 2014
Happy Birthday Billy. One of the greatest of the veteran VAs ever
BlankSlate
said at 12:30 PM on Wed Apr 16 2014
Happy birthday, Billy!
Ross123
said at 4:29 AM on Wed Apr 16 2014
Happy birthday Billy.
Ross123
said at 4:08 PM on Sat Nov 2 2013
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I like him but I feel as though his voice is just the same half the time.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 12:42 AM on Mon Jun 17 2013
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One of the most underrated (and underused) voice actors of all time! Seriously, we need to hear him in more stuff.
imdcathsmeow
said at 12:14 PM on Wed Apr 24 2013
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The next Mel Blanc. :)
VctrBnsn
said at 10:55 AM on Fri Apr 26 2013
@imdcathsmeow The next? Dude, he IS!!
gaurdianaq
said at 12:09 PM on Tue Oct 7 2014
@imdcathsmeow

*coughs frank welker
pokemastanumba1
said at 3:22 PM on Tue Apr 16 2013
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"Very outspoken over his displeasure about the casting of movie star actors providing voice-over for films and major shows."

I already love this guy for that reason alone. :-D

Happy Birthday!
mchi59
said at 11:44 PM on Wed Mar 6 2013
Isnt that his voice in the new Scrubbing Bubbles commercial?
BlankSlate
said at 2:44 PM on Tue Jan 3 2012
My favourite characters of his are Red, Zoidberg, Fry and Stimpy!
BlankSlate
said at 5:24 PM on Mon Nov 14 2011
William Richard West; a legend of our generation!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 5:07 PM on Tue Sep 20 2011
Definitely one of the best in the VO industry.

Fry, Farnsworth and Zoidberg are of course some of my favorite roles of his.

First time I think I heard Billy's voice was Space Jam (still a great movie even today!) :D
PeruAlonso
said at 10:46 AM on Sat Apr 16 2011
Bill West does a great job providing the voice of the Honey Nut Cheerios bee, Ren and Stimpy, Bugs Bunny, and Woody Woodpecker.

Happy Birthday, Billy.


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A favorite Voice Actor
for 243 members.
Latest Reason:

"Incredible voice actor. Amazing range who happens to be the voice of one of my favourite characters; Fry from Futurama."

- RetroArcadeMonkey
FAVORITE ROLE
Who's your favorite Billy West role? *
Dr. John Zoidberg
25.9% (15 votes)
Philip J. Fry
24.1% (14 votes)
Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth
13.8% (8 votes)
Doug Funnie
8.6% (5 votes)
Stimpson "Stimpy" J. Cat
5.2% (3 votes)
Elmer Fudd
3.4% (2 votes)
Bugs Bunny
3.4% (2 votes)
Nash
1.7% (1 votes)
Invader Zim
1.7% (1 votes)
Skeets
1.7% (1 votes)
Stimpson 'Stimpy' J. Cat
1.7% (1 votes)
Hampton J. Pig
1.7% (1 votes)
Wally Walrus
1.7% (1 votes)
Ren Hoek
1.7% (1 votes)
Stimpson "Stimpy" J. Cat
1.7% (1 votes)
Gobba
1.7% (1 votes)
58 Total Votes