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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.

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Credited Roles On BTVA So Far: 1219
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Ross123
said at 1:12 AM on Thu Mar 13 2014
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Happy birthday Frank.
Ross123
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.
OmegaRider99
said at 8:05 PM on Wed Mar 12 2014
Happy Birthday Mr.Frank Welker the Original Megatron do as I Command!
DreamMaster08X (Probationary 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!
Fulgore2005
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.
tygrace
said at 3:03 PM on Wed Mar 12 2014
Happy Birthday!!!
Regomania
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.
Zillah
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!
Nick000
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.
SmartyBoyboy
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!
munsonx4
said at 9:51 PM on Tue Dec 3 2013
One of the best voice actors from my childhood! Man is a legend!
Cutiekinnscs123
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
Ross123
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.
WillScarlet
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.
WillScarlet
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.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:34 AM on Wed Mar 13 2013
Happy Birthday God (the voice-over god, anyway :-P )!
Toon567
said at 1:34 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
>_>
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 4:19 PM on Sat Jun 15 2013
@Toon567 O_o
TFfanatic88
said at 4:40 AM on Wed Mar 13 2013
Happy Birthday Frank Welker!
WWEFAN12ization
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.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 4:15 AM on Tue Jul 9 2013
@WWEFAN12ization *Soundwave*
ninjaghost
said at 7:01 AM on Tue Mar 12 2013
Today is frank welker's brithday.
OmegaRider99
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
TheTrueYuma
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?
MilanTheVillain01
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.
TheTrueYuma
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.
MilanTheVillain01
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.
ninjaghost
said at 8:26 PM on Sun Jan 27 2013
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Frank is oswald the lucky rabbit
Toon567
said at 1:33 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
YDS? :P
SparklyShake12
said at 11:41 PM on Sat Jan 26 2013
Oh my word! So many voices, so much awesomeness!
dreamer
said at 9:45 AM on Thu Nov 22 2012
Wow! so much work :) Most I've seen here on BTVA!
Anthonyiscool64
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" ;)
RNB
said at 8:54 PM on Wed Nov 7 2012
@Anthonyiscool64 Do not forget Mel Blanc. He's the man of 1000 voices.
Anthonyiscool64
said at 7:41 PM on Fri Nov 9 2012
@RNB I won't forget. ;)
Toon567
said at 1:33 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@RNB Mel Blanc FTW!
SmartyBoyboy
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
Xenogeist
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. :)
henpeckedrooster1944
said at 7:59 PM on Mon Mar 12 2012
Happy Birthday Frank!!
BlankSlate
said at 10:42 AM on Mon Mar 12 2012
Definitely the undisputed god of voices. Happy birthday, Frank!
RNB
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.
RNB
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.
RNB
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.
DeeBradleyBakerRules
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.
Caley
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.'
TheVengeanceKnight
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
RNB
said at 9:03 PM on Sat Apr 20 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Well there's quite a few on this site.
Metabad
said at 11:26 PM on Sat Apr 20 2013
@RNB I'm pretty sure he was joking.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:44 AM on Mon Apr 22 2013
@Metabad

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ow20pAvBEJY/T7qmyRNdU3I/AAAAAAAABGo/DDLt-l_Giss/s1600/tumblr_m45g7nhCQZ1rrdiwlo2_1280.png
Metabad
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.
pokemastanumba1
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
Dan2funny89
said at 3:28 PM on Thu Aug 18 2011
Frank is the man
morethanmeetstheeye
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.
Bmartin
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.
tomi (Guest)
said at 7:03 PM on Thu Jul 15 2010
Frank Welker is:
NUMERO UNO!
GREATEST THERE IS!
MY PERSONAL HERO AND IDOL!
john (Guest)
said at 1:29 PM on Thu Jun 24 2010
one thing I've noticed is that sometimes the artist will tend to draw the cartoon character to closely resemble the person that's providing the voice of the character.
markmarino (Guest)
said at 8:10 AM on Thu Jun 10 2010
hey we should keep searching for more characters untill we reach 300 or 600
markmarino (Guest)
said at 7:57 AM on Thu Jun 10 2010
i agree

since Welker voiced the most characters throughout history since 1962

he is truely the real number 1 voice actor of all time
jack (Guest)
said at 10:36 PM on Sat Apr 17 2010
wow, this was basically my caretaker growing up. I never realized he was the same voice for all these characters. Awesome work. Very talented
shane (Guest)
said at 4:36 AM on Wed Apr 14 2010
frank welker is the best voice over actor i have ever seen he did really in transformers as voice of megatron soundwave rumble ravage skywarp ratbat laserbeak galvatron very good in transformers g1
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:28 AM on Mon Apr 5 2010
if you could add links to pictures of characters you make comments about they would be much more likely to get added. Also, you could try using the forums. Thanks
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 4:18 PM on Mon Mar 8 2010
Actually @guillermo you have that backwards, Welker was in the movie and Fred was in the game..
guillermo (Guest)
said at 3:00 PM on Sun Mar 7 2010
My dear games, Devastator was voiced by Fred Tatasciore. Welker only voiced Megatron in the Game
PurpleWarrior13
said at 2:24 AM on Thu Mar 4 2010
An awesome voice actor! His resume is extensive, and is very commited to his work!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:53 AM on Mon Dec 28 2009
Sorry seems like some sites have mixed info...I will try to look into it further

http://ghostbusters.wikia.com/wiki/Frank_Welker

http://www.gbfans.com/real-ghostbusters/characters/samhain/
yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy (Guest)
said at 9:07 AM on Sun Dec 27 2009
Bill Martin Was Ghostbuster's Samhaine Not Frank Go To Ghostbusters Wiki
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:59 PM on Tue Nov 17 2009
He did voice Rock N Roll in GI Joe as well. You may have been confused because Rock N Roll had more than one person voice him...

Rock 'n Roll first appeared in the animated A Real American Hero mini-series. He was first voiced by Frank Welker, but then Will Ryan took over the part.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:53 PM on Tue Nov 17 2009
Hmmm, seems to be some debate out there on who voiced Penguin, (although more sources state Robert Morse)

The following site lists Welker as the voice

http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/Penguin-(comics)

The following site lists Andre Stojka

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Penguin_(comics)

And this site lists either Morse or Stojka

http://superfriends.wikia.com/wiki/The_Super_Powers_Team:_Galactic_Guardians
jrcarter (Guest)
said at 11:29 PM on Fri Nov 13 2009
Frank Welker wasn't Penguin in Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians. Robert Morse was.

I'm not so sure he was Rock N Roll in G.I. Joe, either.
tomi (Guest)
said at 2:06 PM on Tue Oct 27 2009
He is truly a rolemodel to me!
If you haven,t heard his voice even just once, you haven,t basiaclly heard nothing.
michael (Guest)
said at 10:52 PM on Sat Oct 3 2009
Frank Welker IS Megatron. Shame on Michael Bay for disregarding Frank's talent as Megatron, choosing to go with Hugo Weaving, to the dismay of Transformers fans like myself. Frank has been and will always be Megatron.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:24 AM on Wed Sep 9 2009
i finally contributed something to the mega credit list that is Frank Welker :P

(it was Tom and Jerry Kids :P)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:50 PM on Mon Sep 7 2009
Mr. Welker has reached the 200 credit mark (203 currently). And I just fond a jackpot for pictures and am going to be adding quite a few more in the next week...
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:20 AM on Tue Aug 25 2009
Up to 173 now with the addition of the Pirates of Dark Water characters
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:24 AM on Sun Aug 16 2009
At 169 now after the additions of Mr. Magoo, Tom & Jerry, Laff A Lympics, Roary, Roadrovers, Rambo, and Robonic Stooges
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 7:16 PM on Sat Aug 15 2009
I'll add it to my list - remember if you want requests completed or seen sooner - the forums is where I usually check for requests...
soulcrusher (Guest)
said at 4:40 PM on Sat Aug 15 2009
lol, I was actually looking for the Tri-klops, Snake-Eyes and Two Bad assuming if you can suddenly grow a third palm.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:03 AM on Sat Aug 15 2009
haha, actually I am enjoying it so far, what more were you looking for with He-Man though?
soulcrusher (Guest)
said at 8:39 PM on Fri Aug 14 2009
Tell you what since I can predict you having a seizure if you continue alone I'll take it from here and you can continue to work on He-Man
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 8:13 PM on Wed Aug 12 2009
Well I just added a bunch of movie credits - When I hit the wall I am going to post all roles I can't find pictures to though!!
soulcrusher (Guest)
said at 7:35 PM on Wed Aug 12 2009
Need a hand, Optimus? LOL Sounds like you could use one
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 8:12 PM on Sun Aug 9 2009
thats putting the pressure on haha i have a list of over 200 more still to add haha
soulcrusher (Guest)
said at 7:41 PM on Sun Aug 9 2009
We know how many character he's played It's going to take us at leats until the end of New Years' 2010
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:10 AM on Mon Jul 27 2009
Thanks, I am trying to tackle this page!! I have a list of more than a hundred more I would like to add, pictures are tough to find for some of them though. Glad you are enjoying the site!!
doctorwhoobawooba (Guest)
said at 4:47 PM on Wed Jul 22 2009
Thanks for the updates, happy 2 see muppet babies on the list, and along with yet more info that I didn't know, this website is one of the greatest! :')
quazie (Guest)
said at 1:28 PM on Tue Jul 21 2009
Yes, it would be hard to get all of Frank's credits down. I don't even think IMDB has all of his credits listed! But he is definitely one of my favorite heroes in the voice over world because when I was little I used to immate my favorite cartoon characters and most of them where animals. Later, when I learned that Frank Welker was responsible for over half of those animals, I was thrilled at the thought that people actually got paid to do all of those animal sounds and Frank rules when it comes to voicing animals! So, yes, I believe Frank is a voice over legend, too.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:48 AM on Sat Jul 18 2009
Once again this will forever be a work in progress he has done HUNDREDS of voices. We realize we don't have them all yet lol