Stanley Ralph Ross

Stanley Ralph Ross

Date Of Birth: Jul 22, 1935
Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
Date Of Death: Mar 16, 2000
Cause Of Death: Lung cancer

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THE VOICES OF Stanley Ralph Ross

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said at 12:01 PM on Sat Feb 24 2018
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His performances as Brainiac and Gorilla Grodd hold up really well.

He also showed great range with Snakebite.

It's a shame he never acted in Transformers and G.I. Joe.
said at 6:49 AM on Sat Jul 22 2017
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Happy birthday and RIP Stanley Ross!!!

A great writer and VA from the old days.

Even to this day, I think he was just perfect as Brainiac, making him sound cold, calculating and, most importantly, threatening. This is the voice I imagine coming from all comic book incarnations of Brainiac. It also helps that he played both the regular humanoid Brainiac, and the Terminator-esque version (which is my favorite design for the character).

I also enjoyed him as Gorilla Grodd, Quasimodo, Perry White, Superstein (from the 70's Plastic Man cartoon) and Snakebite (from the Rambo cartoon).
said at 5:21 AM on Wed Jul 19 2017
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He would've been the perfect choice to take over the role of Cyclonus in Transformers after Roger C. Carmel died, no idea why they went with Jack Angel who sounded nothing like Carmel, while Stanley's voice was pretty close to Roger', especially his characters in InHumanoids.
EPA Deane
said at 5:22 AM on Sat Feb 24 2018
@Keldor It does surprise me that he did not voice any Transformers. He had the Type of Voice that would have worked well in the Franchise.
EPA Deane
said at 4:03 AM on Wed May 31 2017
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While I not much of a fan of The Superfriends Era of Cartoons, Stanley Ralph Ross was Really Good as Gorilla Grodd and Brainiac.

I also remember his Doberman voice from 'Babe: Pig In The City' giving me Nightmares (I genuinely thought Babe was going to be Torn Apart).
said at 2:06 PM on Fri Feb 24 2017
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He was a surprisingly great Brainiac and Grodd.
said at 5:53 PM on Fri Feb 24 2017
@GreenGoblin75 Yeah. He was also a pretty boss Perry White:
said at 5:54 AM on Fri May 15 2015
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Vintage performers are becoming pretty underrated nowadays, and Ross is no exception.

He wasn't just a great voice performer, but he was also a great writer and producer.

He may not have had the most ample vocal range, but he did have a great accent range and excellent acting ability.

My favorite role of his is Brainiac. And even though he only played him in four stories, it really left a big impact on me. His deep, raspy voice and his cold delivery will always remain in my head as the definitive Brainiac.

He was also a pretty cool Grodd, bringing the right amount of menace, beastly sound and intellect. He was also great as the sympathetic villain Quasimodo in the 1982 Hulk cartoon and he was a wonderful Perry White in the 1988 Superman cartoon. And he also played Snakebite, which was my favorite character in the Rambo cartoon.

He also was a writer on three of my favorite TV shows:

-He wrote some episodes of the 1966 Batman show.
-He wrote the pilot for the 1975 Wonder Woman show.
-He wrote an episode of G.I. Joe.

He was also a great role model for a lot of people (including me).

RIP Stanley Ross (1932-2000)

Your work shall never be forgotten.
said at 7:30 AM on Fri May 15 2015
@Starscreamsfan I remember his Ballpoint Baxter character he played on Batman. He was in the Jimmy Stewart/ Richard Anteberough/ Ernest Borgnine film Flight of the Phoniex. He did a Man form Uncle and a Felony Squad in the 60's. in the 70's and 80's he was on Banneck, Ellery Queen, Hart to Hart, Bret Maverick, Facts of Life, Paper Chase, and he played the bank manager on Falcon Crest
said at 7:37 AM on Fri May 15 2015
@Archerboy58 Oh, yes. He was in a lot of stuff, whether it be cartoons or live-action.
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Who's your favorite Stanley Ralph Ross role? *
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Gorilla Grodd
11.1% (1 vote)
Dark Paw
11.1% (1 vote)
11.1% (1 vote)
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