Bob Holt

Bob Holt

Date Of Birth: Dec 28, 1928
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Date Of Death: Aug 2, 1985
Cause Of Death: Myocardial infarction

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THE VOICES OF Bob Holt

Credits On BTVA: 46 Roles from 30 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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8000 Saiyans
said at 8:32 AM on Thu Dec 28 2017
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I really liked him as the Grinch, the Lorax, the Once-ler and the Puppet Master.

He was also the best voice for Hulk in the 80's.
tmnisaac
said at 2:58 AM on Wed Dec 28 2016
Happy Birthday and R.I.P. Bob Holt!
tmnisaac
said at 6:56 AM on Mon Dec 28 2015
Happy Birthday and R.I.P. Lorax and Sylvester McMonkey McBean.
Starscreamsfan
said at 7:53 PM on Sun Dec 27 2015
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Happy birthday and RIP Bob Holt!!!

My favorite roles from him would most definetly have to be the Hulk and the Grinch.

As the Hulk, Holt delivered every single line with such power and rage that made him sound like a convincing beast. Also, those Hulk roars he delivered are just epic, and I must commend Sunbow for reusing them in some of their other projects.

As the Grinch, Holt realy went completely off the wall and delivered a fantastic and wonderfully entertaining performance.

His talent was just amazing and his range was amazing.
Starscreamsfan
said at 6:31 AM on Wed Dec 28 2016
Now, this quote is taken from ScreenRant's article about Hulk adaptations:

"For many, Holt IS the voice of the Hulk, and it's easy to see why. With all his anger and loud pitched noises, he must have done some serious damage to his vocal cords, but that's the price you pay to be the best."

And I actually agree with this. No disrespect to Fred Tatasciore, 'cause I like his Hulk, but whenever I read the Marvel comics, it's Bob's loud roars that I hear coming out of the Hulk. Those roars must have been pretty tough for him, but he delivered them excellently.

Here you can hear some of his roars:

http://tfregenerationone.weebly.com/uploads/6/3/4/4/63446209/hulk.mp3

Happy birthday and RIP Bob Holt!!! One of the most underrated performers of the old days.
Starscreamsfan
said at 12:27 PM on Fri Mar 13 2015
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Bob Holt was one of the greatest voice performers I've ever heard. Sadly, he was one of those performers who was taken so soon from us (just like Christopher Collins, Gerald Mohr and Marilyn Schreffler).

His legacy will live on in the entertaining performances he gave us, and those epic Hulk roars which Sunbow wisely reused for other projects.

I've heard the Hulk roars in other Sunbow projects like:

-Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (The Juggernaut)
-The 1983 G.I. Joe mini-series (Ramar)
-The Transformers: The Movie (Unicron)

R.I.P. Bob
Polyester Funk
said at 11:00 PM on Fri Mar 13 2015
@Starscreamsfan He was Unicron's roars in Transformers: The Movie? I had just always assumed that it was Orson Welles. Though, he was in poor health at the time and his voice was run through something to make it sound more powerful so I suppose it makes sense that he didn't do those. For years there were rumors that Leonard Nimoy did some work for Unicron after Welles passed, but Susan Blu shot those down and said that Welles completed all of his work on the character.
Starscreamsfan
said at 10:20 AM on Sat Mar 14 2015
@Polyester Funk Yup. Holt's Hulk roars were used for those Unicron moments.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:53 PM on Sat Mar 14 2015
@Starscreamsfan Ah, I never knew that. All these years later and I'm still finding this out about that movie. Just read the other day that Blaster was going to have a scorpion cassette but it was dropped.
Starscreamsfan
said at 1:53 PM on Sun Mar 15 2015
@Polyester Funk The wonderful things you learn thanks to scripts and drafts.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 7:06 PM on Tue Dec 28 2010
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These are not all of his credits - We have a lot to add still :(
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5th Annual BTVA Anime Dub Awards 2016
Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Bob Holt role? *
Lorax
50.0% (7 votes)
Cop-Tur
14.3% (2 votes)
Hulk
14.3% (2 votes)
The Once-ler
14.3% (2 votes)
Avatar
7.1% (1 vote)
14 Total Votes
VOICE COMPARES
Listen to other actors who have also voiced the following Bob Holt characters.
Puppet Master
Puppet Master
Grinch
Grinch
Hulk
Hulk
Lorax
Lorax
Dr. Hans Zarkov
Dr. Hans Zarkov