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Mr. Mxyzptlk
Rock n Roll
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Impossible Man
Fred Jones
Dr. Claw
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Wild Bill
Phantom Blot
Speed Buggy
Matt Murdock
Marvin White
Shao Kahn
Uncle Ben
Ray Stantz
Dagwood Bumstead
Socrates the Bobcat
Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Birth Place: Denver, Colorado, United States
Date Of Birth: Mar 12, 1946
Voice Over Language: English

Trivia & Fun Facts:

A.K.A. Franklin Wendell Welker

Once released a critically-acclaimed comedy album in 1988 that contained satirical impersonations of various celebrities. However, it's now out of print and can only be found on eBay.

Has shared two roles with Leonard Nimoy. When the third season of Transformers came around, Frank took the role of Galvatron that Nimoy had taken in the Movie. And in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Frank provided the 'screams' of Nimoy's most famous character, Mr Spock.

Good friend of Peter Cullen

Been working in voice acting for over 40 years.

One of his starts was a detergent TV commercial.

If you take the amount of money grossed by all movies featuring Frank Welker, he is the highest-grossing actor of all time.


Credited Roles On BTVA So Far: 1241








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said at 12:46 PM on Fri Jul 4 2014
I only just realized how brilliant this guy was when I saw him make a monkey distress call in a zoo and monkeys ACTUALLY responded to him. Really wish I could have seen more of his famous roles when I was younger and TV addicted.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:13 AM on Thu Jul 31 2014
@FUNiman He's done vocals in all kinds of movies and series. I remember seeing his name in a lot of things and then I got to the point where I can usually recognize him as a squeak or squawk in something.
said at 7:06 PM on Tue May 6 2014
Wow, he now has 1,224 voice credits. I'm really sorry I have to say this, but I think he broke the record of Mel Blanc's "Man of 1000 voices" record. Because he has more voice roles than Mel Blanc now. I mean.... WOW!
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:28 AM on Thu May 8 2014
@Anthonyiscool64 Nothing to be sorry about. That UNOFFICIAL title isn't meant to actually quantify 1,000 voices/roles, ha ha. Mel will forever have that title because he not only voiced such a huge variety of characters, but he was the one who essentially paved the way for the entire industry. Without him, it'd be a much different place.

So it doesn't matter that Frank's got 10% more roles than Mel. They are/were both extremely successful and prolific in the industry. Mel came first, Frank followed suit. Both very worthy of such a title.
said at 8:47 AM on Fri May 9 2014
@TylerMirage Oh, now I get it.
said at 12:33 PM on Thu May 1 2014
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Best voice actor ever!
said at 1:12 AM on Thu Mar 13 2014
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Happy birthday Frank.
said at 10:58 AM on Thu Mar 13 2014
I should have said happy late birthday since it was yesterday. When I posted that I thought it was still the 12th in America/Canada plus I was rushing. I'm just letting you guys know in case some1 says something.
said at 8:05 PM on Wed Mar 12 2014
Happy Birthday Mr.Frank Welker the Original Megatron do as I Command!
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 8:05 PM on Wed Mar 12 2014
Of course, I don't want to forget about my favorite VA.

Happy 68th Birthday, Mr. Welker! May your part in the voice-acting community continue to spread through the heart of everyone!
said at 3:10 PM on Wed Mar 12 2014
Happy birthday to a god that is Frank Welker.

Megatron, Scooby Doo, and many many more.
said at 3:03 PM on Wed Mar 12 2014
Happy Birthday!!!
said at 3:00 PM on Wed Mar 12 2014
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Happy Birthday to the Amazing, Spectacular, Inspirational and BADASS Voice Actor Around.
said at 9:32 AM on Wed Mar 12 2014
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Happy birthday to one of my all time favorite VA's!
said at 6:10 AM on Wed Mar 12 2014
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I just wanna say happy birthday to Frank Welker, who did Scooby-Doo, Fred Jones, Pal, Garfield, Father Time, and much more.
said at 4:50 AM on Wed Mar 12 2014
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Happy 68th, Frank!
Polyester Funk
said at 1:26 AM on Wed Mar 12 2014
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Happy birthday, Frank Welker!
said at 9:51 PM on Tue Dec 3 2013
One of the best voice actors from my childhood! Man is a legend!
said at 3:50 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
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He is so cool!!! He was a lot of animals/creatures/monsters and I have seen almost half of the cartoons or shows or movies he has voiced :D
said at 9:00 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
Like Scooby Doo so he's like the best voice in show at this moment in time. Well he wasn't the best in the old cartoons but he's even better now.
said at 10:27 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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Another thing - There should really be two Voting blocks for him - one for his Best Animal character, and one for his best Human Character.
said at 10:23 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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What never ceases to amaze me is that after all these years he can still sound the same way he did when he was 23!
virtual revenger
said at 2:25 AM on Wed Jul 10 2013
Scooby doo , I love you.
said at 7:34 AM on Wed Mar 13 2013
Happy Birthday God (the voice-over god, anyway :-P )!
said at 1:34 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
said at 4:19 PM on Sat Jun 15 2013
@Toon567 O_o
said at 4:40 AM on Wed Mar 13 2013
Happy Birthday Frank Welker!
said at 12:17 AM on Wed Mar 13 2013
Happy Birthday Frank Welker aka the original Megatron, Fred Jones, the 3rd voice Scooby Doo, and Stockwave.
said at 4:15 AM on Tue Jul 9 2013
@WWEFAN12ization *Soundwave*
said at 7:01 AM on Tue Mar 12 2013
Today is frank welker's brithday.
said at 1:08 AM on Tue Mar 12 2013
Happy Birthday Frank Welker the original Megatron,Fred Jones and the 3rd voice Scooby Doo
said at 2:14 AM on Sat Mar 2 2013
So, who remembers him most for the animal voices and who remembers him most for the speaking voices?
said at 3:21 AM on Sat Mar 2 2013
@TheTrueYuma Much like Dee Bradley Baker, I remember him mostly for animal/creature voices. But in terms of full-on speaking voices? Megatron, Soundwave, Fred Jones, Scooby-Doo & Nibbler are the voices that immediately jump to mind.
said at 1:10 AM on Mon Mar 4 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 When did you first hear Dee Bradley Baker? The only animal voice I can think of that he did before Avatar is Mystery from Spongebob.
said at 5:36 AM on Mon Mar 4 2013
@TheTrueYuma I actually heard of him much later.
I mainly remember him as the voice of the Gravemind from Halo 2 & 3.
said at 8:26 PM on Sun Jan 27 2013
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Frank is oswald the lucky rabbit
said at 1:33 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
said at 11:41 PM on Sat Jan 26 2013
Oh my word! So many voices, so much awesomeness!
said at 9:45 AM on Thu Nov 22 2012
Wow! so much work :) Most I've seen here on BTVA!
said at 7:33 PM on Tue Oct 2 2012
Alright Whooooo!!! He finally reached over 1,000 voices!!! Now we can call him "The Man of 1,000 Voices" ;)
said at 8:54 PM on Wed Nov 7 2012
@Anthonyiscool64 Do not forget Mel Blanc. He's the man of 1000 voices.
said at 7:41 PM on Fri Nov 9 2012
@RNB I won't forget. ;)
said at 1:33 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@RNB Mel Blanc FTW!
said at 7:00 PM on Tue May 6 2014
@Toon567 yes
said at 8:50 PM on Tue Aug 28 2012
In just one year's time, he may be able to reach 1,000 roles or even more!
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:15 PM on Thu Sep 13 2012
@SmartyBoyboy Oh gosh, I'd say that within one month's time* he'll be at 1000 roles (*or within 2 months from your original guess, since your estimate was from a few weeks ago ;) )
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 2:10 PM on Sun Sep 23 2012
@TylerMirage Well, I guess it was "within 10 days" that he'd reach 1000. :D
said at 8:18 PM on Thu Aug 9 2012
JESUS! Next to the late Mel Blanc, Frank Welker has the most voice-acting credits alive.
Madness Abe
said at 9:00 PM on Mon Mar 12 2012
By far, the Greatest Voice of Megatron. Till all are one. Happy Birthday, Frank. :)
said at 7:59 PM on Mon Mar 12 2012
Happy Birthday Frank!!
said at 10:42 AM on Mon Mar 12 2012
Definitely the undisputed god of voices. Happy birthday, Frank!
said at 6:55 PM on Mon Jun 25 2012
@BlankSlate No one should be called the god of voices except Mel Blanc.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:10 PM on Mon Jun 25 2012
@RNB I'm gonna have to call you out on that one. It's true that Mel Blanc is amazing and is definitely worthy of the "voice god" title. He's the type of person that ANY voice actor should look up to. However, I'd say Frank Welker is just as deserving of the name, if not moreso due to the fact that he can do speaking and creature voices.
said at 12:09 AM on Tue Jun 26 2012
@NCZ I was just giving my opinion. I'd rather call him a living legend. I hold Frank in very high standing because of his abilities from his own talent and that fact that he can imitate many voices of voice actors that has passed (such as most of Don Messick's roles). But it was just my opinion. Take it or leave it.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:12 AM on Tue Jun 26 2012
@RNB "Living legend" isn't a bad title either! Just wanted to make sure nobody was knocking the wind out of Frank's achievements, so to speak.
said at 12:23 AM on Tue Jun 26 2012
@NCZ I figured. He does alot these days. Just listen to any cartoon nowadays. You'll either here him or Dee Baker in them. I guarantee it.
said at 4:52 AM on Tue Oct 30 2012
@RNB That's probably because Dee Bradley Baker is considered the succesor to Frank Welker.
said at 5:56 PM on Thu Mar 14 2013
@DeeBradleyBakerRules I doubt Dee would agree with that appellation. They're both great. . but Frank's career is still thriving; he needs no 'successor.'
said at 10:54 PM on Wed Apr 3 2013
@RNB Please, we all know the true god of voice acting is Mr. "Unknown Voice Actor". :-P
said at 9:03 PM on Sat Apr 20 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Well there's quite a few on this site.
said at 11:26 PM on Sat Apr 20 2013
@RNB I'm pretty sure he was joking.
said at 6:44 AM on Mon Apr 22 2013
said at 2:00 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Castor Troy, what are you doing here?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:22 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
@Metabad Clearly, he's here to steal the Declaration of Independence.
said at 10:54 PM on Wed May 1 2013
Obviously, the "Unknown Voice Actor" profile could be any number of different voice actors. But assuming all of the roles listed on that profile was theoretically done by only one person, I'd say that he/she is easily the most versatile voice actor in history. :-o
said at 3:28 PM on Thu Aug 18 2011
Frank is the man
said at 4:56 PM on Fri Jul 15 2011
I am blown away by the staggering number of characters in my life he has voiced thank you so much Mr. Welker . I bow to the master. Your voice will ring forever.
said at 3:24 AM on Sat Apr 23 2011
My Wife and I are HUGE Transformers, Scooby doo, any and all comic characters- the master covers all bases! Don't even get me started on our fave 80's cartoons!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:26 PM on Sat Mar 12 2011
Happy 65th birthday to Frank Welker, hands-down the best voice actor alive. My favourite roles of his are Megatron and Soundwave, naturally.
james (Guest)
said at 1:32 PM on Thu Dec 16 2010
Mel Blanc may have been dubbed "The Man of a Thousand Voices,but Mr. Welker truly is "The Man of a Thousand Voices ;-)
stoiclion (Guest)
said at 8:41 PM on Wed Aug 25 2010
A momentous undertaking to list Mr. Welker's credits. He has done at least one role in most animated programs produced in the US in the past 40-years.

However, I do have one additional show to add: "The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest" where Mr. Welker was both Bandit and the quadriplegic villain, Jeremiah Surd.