Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

Date Of Birth: Mar 30, 1958
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Popularity: 102nd All Time, 103rd This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

  • Nickname: Moe
  • Known to be a very private man and surprisingly did a rare public performance at the San Diego Comic-Con International Convention in 2002. He and fellow voice actors Rob Paulsen and Jess Harnell did several skits and LaMarche was greeted by thunderous applause when he did his favorite character, The Brain. He returned again for Comic Con 2003 for an encore.
  • He was formerly a stand-up comedian, but due to  tragedies in his family, decided to call it quits in 1989.


"You can make them laugh, but you can't make them happy" (Attributed to Sam Kinison in Rolling Stone, but was originally said to Kinison by LaMarche).

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Credits On BTVA: 738 Roles from 214 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]
Additional Voice Credits on BTVA: 3

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said at 7:31 AM on Sat Mar 31 2018
Happy belated B-Day!The Brain, Father and Big Bob Pataki!
said at 9:56 PM on Fri Mar 30 2018
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Happy Birthday, Maurice LaMarche!
said at 6:11 PM on Fri Mar 30 2018
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EPA Deane
said at 2:57 PM on Fri Mar 30 2018
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I want to hear Maurice LaMarche voice Unicron.
8000 Saiyans
said at 1:26 PM on Fri Mar 30 2018
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Happy birthday, Maurice LaMarche!

Excellent in many roles.
EPA Deane
said at 7:24 AM on Fri Mar 30 2018
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Have A Very Happy 60th Birthday Maurice LaMarche, One of My All Time Favourite Voice Actors.

My Top 10 Favourite Roles From Him are:

10. Docor Egon Spengler (The Real Ghostbusters/Extreme Ghostbusters)
9. Inspector Gadget (Gadget and the Gadgetinis)
8. Doctor Strange (The Incredible Hulk)
7. Father (Codename: Kids Next Door)
6. Drag Strip/Dragbreak (Transformers: Robots In Disguise)
5. Big Bob Pataki (Hey Arnold!)
4. Calender Man (Batman: Arkham City)
3. Calculon (Futurama)
2. The Brain (Pinky and the Brain)
1. Mr. Freeze (Batman: Arkham-Verse Series)
said at 7:09 AM on Fri Mar 30 2018
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Happy birthday, Maurice LaMarche!!!

My favorite roles from him are:

1) Big Ben (1989 G.I. Joe)
2) Six-Gun (The Transformers)
3) Chief Burns (Transformers: Rescue Bots)
4) Human Ton and Handy (The Tick)
5) Grumpy (The 7D)
6) Inspector Gadget (Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever)
7) Destro (1989 G.I. Joe)
8) Yosemite Sam (Bugs Bunny and Taz: Time Busters)
9) Drag Strip (2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
10) Popeye (Popeye and Son)
said at 5:50 AM on Fri Mar 30 2018
Happy Early Birthday Maurice LaMarche
said at 12:33 AM on Wed Mar 28 2018
Happy Early Birthday Maurice Lamarche
said at 4:36 PM on Sat Mar 24 2018
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Given his Canadian background, I knew it was only a matter of time before he appeared in MLP.
said at 9:30 PM on Sat Mar 10 2018
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Happy Early Birthday Maurice
said at 3:25 AM on Fri Mar 2 2018
Principal Pixiefrog A classic character
said at 9:03 PM on Thu Jan 25 2018
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Top 3 LaMarche roles:

1. Father(Codename:KND)
2. Big Bob Pataki(Hey Arnold!)
3. The Brain(Spielberg Toons)
said at 4:32 AM on Sat Nov 11 2017
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Maurice is a veteran in voice acting and has voiced many characters in the past such as Mr Freeze, The Brain and more.

One of these days Wildbreak one of these days!
said at 12:20 PM on Sat Jul 15 2017
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Maurice is one talented veteran voice actor he great as Toucan Sam, Duke Nukem, Dizzy Devil, Yosemite Sam, Mr. Freeze, Inspector Gadget, Mr. Big, Six-Gun, Balto, Grumpy, Serpentor, Father, and The Brain
said at 8:44 AM on Mon Jun 12 2017
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Happy Belated B-Day The Brain, Father, Tubbimura, Dr. Splitz and more!!! So glad I got to meet the legend in voice acting at momocon!!!!
HK-47 master
said at 1:38 AM on Sun Apr 2 2017
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"I enjoy life as much as anyone; except perhaps you, Hedonismbot"

(gobbles grapes)

"But we all have to be shut off; especially you, Hedonismbot!"

"I apologize for nothing!"
said at 5:03 PM on Thu Mar 30 2017
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HBD the Brain
said at 10:09 AM on Thu Mar 30 2017
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Happy Birthday Maurice LaMarche!

My top 10 favourite roles from him are:

1.) The Brain (Pinky and the Brain)
2.) Kif Kroker (Futurama)
3.) Calculon (Futurama)
4.) Egon Spengler (The Real Ghostbusters)
5.) Mr. Freeze (Batman: Arkham City)
6.) Calender Man (Batman: Arkham City)
7.) Inspector Gadget (Inspector Gadget)
8.) Big Bob Pataki (Hey Arnold!)
9.) Toucan Sam (Froot Loops)
10.) Mr. Big (Zootopia)
said at 6:29 AM on Fri Mar 30 2018
Happy Birthday Maurice LaMarche!

My top *UPDATED* 10 favourite roles from him are:

1.) The Brain (Pinky and the Brain)
2.) Drag Strip/Dragbreak (Transformers: Robots In Disguise)
3.) Kif Kroker (Futurama)
4.) Calculon (Futurama)
5.) Egon Spengler (The Real Ghostbusters)
6.) Mr. Freeze (Batman: Arkham City)
7.) Calender Man (Batman: Arkham City)
8.) Inspector Gadget (Inspector Gadget)
9.) Big Bob Pataki (Hey Arnold!)
10.) Toucan Sam (Froot Loops)

It was awesome meeting Maurice LaMarche at the Canada Fan Expo back in August of last year, another VA I never thought I'd ever have the chance to meet but that ended up being pretty awesome. The photo I took with him was a re-enactment of a pose he did when he was did a guest spot on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show when he portrayed Inspector Gadget in live-action. That was pretty fun.

For new roles, I absolutely was amazed by his performance as Drag Strip in Transformers: Robots In Disguise (2015)'s final season. Talk about perfect casting. Before RID 2015 Drag Strip, I tended to prefer the female Animated BotCon incarnation of Drag Strip over the G1 version but now after this new Drag Strip voiced by Maurice, I'm not sure anymore. Maurice's Jackie Gleason esque portrayal of Drag Strip partnered up with Dave Wittenburg's Wildbreak was tons of fun. Maurice just nails the egotistical aspects of the character while giving him a more interesting and fun attitude by making him an a greedy and opportunistic almost Starscream/Swindle like characterization that definitely helps make the character more interesting and that I feel was lacking in previous incarnations of the character though a part of me wishes this had been Swindle instead cause it would've been a perfect Swindle voice. Definitely a highlight of Maurice's work, a highlight in all of RID2015's voice acting performances AND easily the highlight of the character of Drag Strip to date. I definitely complemented Maurice's performance in person when I met him, I don't know if before that point anyone brought up his Drag Strip to him but he was appreciative of that. It's great considering his rocky history with the franchise when he worked that one time in G1 but I'm glad we've gotten Maurice in more Transformers as of late and I hope he continues to get more gigs in the franchise.

More recently Maurice was cast in the newest season of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic as Chancellor Neighsay, and regardless of how you feel about Neighsay as a character, it was really cool that they got Maurice to voice on the show, I didn't think we'd get another Canadian born American based VA to do a voice on show. Gives me hope that David Kaye will do a guest spot down the line or we'll see Maurice voice in more Canadian projects in the near future.

I also enjoyed his performance as Red Tornado in the DC Super Hero Girls (a bit typecast in the role but still very fitting and effective) and it was cool seeing him reprise his role of Dr. Nitrus Brio for the Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy and also return as Big Bob Pataki for the Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie.

Overall a great VA, talent and funny guy with some great range.
said at 8:20 AM on Thu Mar 30 2017
Happy Birthday, Father LaBrain!
said at 5:44 AM on Thu Mar 30 2017
Happy Birthday Maurice LaMarche!
said at 11:46 AM on Thu Sep 15 2016
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Love him as The Brain, Mr. Big, Grumpy, Eli, Mortimer Mouse, Squit, etc.

He's also the go-to man for an Orson Welles impression.
said at 1:43 PM on Sun Sep 4 2016
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Saw him and Rob Paulsen at Fan Expo the other day, man their Q&A was a lot of fun, they still have so much energy and enthusiasm and it's great to see.
said at 7:16 PM on Sun May 1 2016
For some reason he looks nearly identical to my NobleTeens sponsor
said at 7:51 AM on Wed Mar 30 2016
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Happy Birthday Maurice LaMarche!!!

Easily one of my favorite voice actors that I listen to growing up as a kid, I am very impressed on the amount of range he can go into, be it an original character or impersonating a celebrity (Orson Welles, Marlon Brando).

One of his best roles to this day is The Brain from "Pinky and the Brain" as not only did he had good chemistry with Rob Paulsen's Pinky and based the voice on Orson Welles, their was even an episode on Animaniacs, that parodied Orson Welles radio take on "Frozen Peas." it's hilarious.

He also does a good job voicing Toucan Sam from the late Mel Blanc and Paul Frees in the Froot Loops commercials by Kellogs, since it is one of my favorite breakfast cereals I enjoy eating.

I also loved his other roles such as Yosemite Sam, Squit, Father (Kids Next Door), Grumpy from The 7D, Mortimer Mouse, the GodPigeon, Willy Wonka from the "Wonka" candy commercials, Dizzy Devil, Master Fung, Tubbimura, and Mr. Big in "Zootopia."

So Happy Birthday, Maurice.
said at 7:11 AM on Wed Mar 30 2016
Happy Birthday The Brain, Toucan Sam, Father from KND, Egon Spengler, Dizzy Devil, Squit, Godpigeon, Longhorn, Robert Pataki, Grumpy from the 7D, Lrrr, Kif Kroker, Calculon, Donbot, Clamps, Walt, Mortimer Mouse, Tubbimura, Hovis, Grand Master Wizard, Six-Gun and Attila.
said at 8:33 PM on Thu Nov 5 2015
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I have to say that his Vincent Price sounds much closer to Vincent than his Orson Welles does to Orson.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:24 AM on Fri Nov 6 2015
@CatsTuxedo Agreed. I find his Orson (or at least most of the times he's played Orson) to be a little light, and they just come off as his Brain voice.

I'd say his best Orson was when he dubbed over Vincent D'Onofrio in "Ed Wood". It was a younger Orson being portrayed, so his lighter voice worked really well.
said at 6:42 AM on Thu Apr 2 2015
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There was a TV movie when I was a kid called 'The Princess Who Never Laughed' where he made a live appearance.

He was playing a kid of medieval stand-up comic, and he was introduced as 'Mockingbird Maurice.'

It's probably a name that suits his talent as well as any.
said at 1:43 PM on Mon Mar 30 2015
Happy Birthday The Brain, Yosemite Sam, Morbo Father from KND, Egon Spengler, Grumpy from the 7D, Inspector Gadget, and Dizzy Devil.
said at 12:05 PM on Mon Mar 30 2015
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Happy Birthday Maurice LaMarche.

I love the work this guy does, he never fails to disappoint. His Orson Welles Impression is one of the greatest celebrity impressions ever, it was a perfect fit for The Brain and it's easily his best performance ever.

Some of his other best impressions include Inspector Gadget, Yosemite Sam, Egon Spengler and Vincent Van Ghoul. Seriously they're very spot on to the people he took over from.

His work on Futurama alone is in a league of his which includes Kif Kroker, Calculon, Morbo, Lrrr, Walt, Donbot, Clamps, Hedonismbot, Hyperchicken Lawyer and the Horrible Gelatinous Blob. Ok yes he reused the same voice for three of these characters but that impressed just worked out that well.

And finally there's the rest of his roles I've rather enjoyed of his like Charlie Burns, Dr. Doom, Doctor Strange, Magneto, Mr. Freeze, Calender Man, Big Bob Pataki, Father, Mortimer Mouse, Toucan Sam and Willy Wonka!

So uh yeah, Maurice LaMarche is awesome and once again Happy Birthday!
said at 8:54 AM on Wed Mar 30 2016
I also really enjoyed his very small role in Zootopia in the form of Mr. Big. A great impression of Marlon Brando all pitched up so high.

Happy Birthday Maurice LaMarche!
said at 5:21 PM on Mon Dec 15 2014
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Fun Fact 2: You know that long belch Buddy did in Elf? THAT WAS HIM!!!
said at 6:48 PM on Wed Sep 10 2014
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Fun Fact: He dubbed over Vincent D'Onofrio as Orson Welles in Tim Burton's Ed Wood. Probably the only time he didn't do a parody of him.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:51 PM on Wed May 21 2014
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I'd love for Maurice to be able to voice Optimus OR Megatron at some point. Heck, do BOTH in the same title - he's got the skills.
said at 8:29 AM on Sun Mar 30 2014
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Happy birthday Maurice.
said at 7:33 AM on Sun Mar 30 2014
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Happy Birthday Moe
said at 2:33 AM on Sun Mar 30 2014
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Happy Birthday to a master voice actor and great guy! Keep on being awesome Maurice!
said at 4:31 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
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He's just too good an actor.
said at 3:18 PM on Sat Mar 30 2013
Happy Birthday Maurice!
said at 3:26 AM on Thu Nov 15 2012
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He should Voice the Mad Thinker.
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said at 10:55 PM on Mon Apr 12 2010
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Thank you so much for the interview Mr. LaMarche!! It was an incredible experience! I will post a link to it on this page when it is available as well.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Maurice LaMarche role? *
The Brain
31.5% (34 votes)
18.5% (20 votes)
Mr. Freeze / Victor Fries
13.0% (14 votes)
Dr. Doom
3.7% (4 votes)
2.8% (3 votes)
Orson Welles
1.9% (2 votes)
Mortimer Mouse
1.9% (2 votes)
1.9% (2 votes)
1.9% (2 votes)
1.9% (2 votes)
Kif Kroker
1.9% (2 votes)
1.9% (2 votes)
1.9% (2 votes)
0.9% (1 vote)
0.9% (1 vote)
Abradolf Lincler
0.9% (1 vote)
Mr. Big
0.9% (1 vote)
Daisuke Togakame
0.9% (1 vote)
Robert 'Big Bob' Pataki
0.9% (1 vote)
0.9% (1 vote)
0.9% (1 vote)
Yosemite Sam
0.9% (1 vote)
Horace Badun
0.9% (1 vote)
Alec Baldwin
0.9% (1 vote)
Calendar Man
0.9% (1 vote)
Dizzy Devil
0.9% (1 vote)
0.9% (1 vote)
Egon Spengler
0.9% (1 vote)
0.9% (1 vote)
Big Ben
0.9% (1 vote)
108 Total Votes
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