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BTVA Spotlight - DreamWorks
Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Date Of Birth: Mar 12, 1946
Birth Place: Denver, Colorado, USA

Popularity: 15th All Time, 43rd This Week. *

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.

THE VOICES OF Frank Welker

Credits On BTVA: 1376 Roles from 511 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 7:41 PM on Fri Jan 22 2016
He's 69 years old, and is still a legendary voice actor today!, hope the doesn't retire.
said at 2:46 PM on Mon Nov 30 2015
Looks like Frank could be the new Mel Blanc because of his voice credits to this day, or maybe I should say we should call him the second Mel Blanc voice actor. No offense to all the Mel Blanc fan's on here, I don't want every user to say in my comment, Mel Blanc FTW, Mel Blanc FTW, Mel Blanc FTW, like before. But guy's listen, don't worry, I still like Mel Blanc, I'm never against him at all. besides, I grew up hearing his voice in Bugs Bunny cartoons and other Looney Tunes cartoons as well, I love Mel's voices. I'm just saying we should give Frank Welker a nickname because of his amazing voices like Mel is what I'm saying. We should call him maybe "The Second Man of 1,000 Voices". But it's ok, Mel will alway's be the real man of 1,000 voices. I was thinking of good nicknames.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 1:56 PM on Fri Nov 13 2015
 7 Shout Outs!
"Some guy named Frank".

Polyester Funk
said at 12:14 AM on Sat Nov 14 2015
@TylerMirage Frank with a trash can is more powerful than a lion roar.

I feel like that needs to be on a t-shirt or something.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:46 AM on Sun Sep 20 2015
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A question that some of you guys are probably wondering. Will he ever reach 2000 credits? Only time will tell. But I certainly wouldn't put it past him. Having over 1300 credits is an incredible feat. And having the honor of having over 1000 credits is not an easy accomplishment either. A lot of time & dedication is required to get this many roles over so many years.
said at 6:54 AM on Tue May 5 2015
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This guy is my voice acting idol. Also one of the many voice actors who's inspiring me to become a voice actor myself.
said at 1:26 AM on Sun Mar 22 2015
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I swear you could never relive the way of first attempting to scroll down seeing the entire role section of Frank Welker. Good God!! he truly is the greatest voice actor since Mel Blanc.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:16 PM on Thu Mar 12 2015
Happy Birthday Frank.
said at 4:44 PM on Thu Mar 12 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Happy birthday Frank! An absolute voice-over legend.
said at 3:12 PM on Thu Mar 12 2015
 8 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday Frank Welker!

He truly is The Voice God, he's truly one of the most talented VA's of all time...I mean he's practically the voice of almost every animal character in everything made in the past couple of decades.

My favourite roles of his would have to include Megatron, Galvatron, Soundwave and his minions, Skywarp, Fred Jones, Scooby-Doo, Dr. Claw, Nibbler, Booker, Sheldon, Bo, Ray Stanz, GoGo DoDo, Runt, Ralph the Guard, Thaddeus Plotz, Odin and of course all of his creature voices.

I'm glad that a veteran VA like Frank has been fortunate to be getting just as much work like he did back in the 80's and 90's and still be able to play alongside his friend Peter Cullen to this very day.
said at 12:31 PM on Thu Mar 12 2015
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Happy birthday to an awesome being who can so anything with his voice. :D
said at 2:23 PM on Thu Mar 12 2015

Friggin' typos. XP
said at 12:11 PM on Thu Mar 12 2015
Happy Birthday Gen 2 Man of a Thousand Voices.
Jared Delgado
said at 2:09 AM on Thu Mar 12 2015
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Happy Birthday, Frank, and thank you for your performance as Megatron!
Polyester Funk
said at 12:45 AM on Thu Mar 12 2015
Happy birthday to the Voice God Frank Welker!
said at 12:42 AM on Thu Mar 12 2015
Happy Birthday Frank Welker original Megatron/Galvatron,Fred Jones and Scooby Doo, and Garfield
said at 12:58 AM on Mon Dec 22 2014
He's done so much it takes ages to read through it all. Pretty much everything i loved as a kid. Of course Megatron!
said at 12:07 AM on Sat Oct 4 2014
A legend of two Generations.
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
 1 Shout Out!
Best voice actor ever!
said at 1:12 AM on Thu Mar 13 2014
 1 Shout Out!
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!
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
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday to the Amazing, Spectacular, Inspirational and BADASS Voice Actor Around.
said at 9:32 AM on Wed Mar 12 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Happy birthday to one of my all time favorite VA's!
said at 6:10 AM on Wed Mar 12 2014
 1 Shout Out!
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
 1 Shout Out!
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
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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 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 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