Paul Frees

Paul Frees

Date Of Birth: Jun 22, 1920
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date Of Death: Nov 2, 1986
Cause Of Death: Heart failure

Popularity: 311th All Time, 399th This Week

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For his contributions to the Disney legacy, Frees was honored posthumously as a Disney Legend on October 9, 2006.

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Credits On BTVA: 248 Roles from 80 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 3:02 PM on Fri Jun 22 2018
Happy birthday and RIP Paul Frees!!!

My favorite roles from him are:

1) The Thing/Ben Grimm (1967 Fantastic Four)
2) K.A.R.R. (Knight Rider)
3) Uatu the Watcher (1967 Fantastic Four)
4) Bombur (The Hobbit)
5) Elrond (The Return of the King)
EPA Deane
said at 5:35 AM on Fri Jun 22 2018
Happy Birthday and RIP Paul Frees

My Top 5 Faovurite Roles from him are:

5. Mabruk (The Last Unicorn
4. Brago (Space Ghost)
3. Santa Claus (Rudolph's Shiny New Year)
2. Uatu The Watcher (Fantastic Four (1967))
1. K.A.R.R. ( kNIGHT
said at 3:06 PM on Thu Jun 22 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy birthday and RIP Paul Frees!!!

I always felt he was perfect as the ever lovin' Thing!!! He had a really nice gruff voice and an excellent sense of humor, perfect for the character, and yet, he also nailed the moments where the Thing shows his sadness due to his appearance.

I also enjoyed him as Bombur, Elrond, Heap O'Calorie, Go Go Gomez, John Lennon, George Harrison, Uatu the Watcher and Evil Star.
said at 5:08 PM on Thu Jun 22 2017
Oh, and I also enjoyed him as KARR.
said at 5:34 AM on Thu Jun 22 2017
Happy Birthday and R.I.P. Paul Frees!
said at 4:50 AM on Fri Dec 30 2016
 1 Shout Out! His son talks about his directing career including a funny story about Paul walking onto the set of the Hulk tv show.
said at 9:54 PM on Wed Jun 22 2016
Happy birthday and RIP Mr Frees (pun not intended)!!!!! You rocked as KARR, Boris, Elrond, Ape, Evil Star, & Santa Claus!!!!!!
said at 12:37 PM on Wed Jun 22 2016
Happy birthday and R.I.P. Paul Frees!
said at 3:19 PM on Mon Jun 22 2015
Happy Birthday and R.I.P. Paul Frees!
said at 12:45 PM on Mon Jun 22 2015
Happy Birthday and RIP Mr. Frees.

You were a great radio legend and a perfect choice for likeable big guys (the Thing) and characters with great wisdom.
said at 12:31 PM on Mon Jun 22 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday and RIP Paul Frees!

One of the first generation voice acting legends and greats without you, I don't we would have had so many other great VA's doing voice work for a living without your inspiration.
said at 5:14 AM on Mon May 19 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
One of the first cartoons I ever saw was Tex Avery's 1954 '' Cellbound''. Paul Fress played the Prisoner, The warden and The Warden's Wife. Words aren't enough to describe his talent.
said at 4:00 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
 1 Shout Out!
RIP Paul, you were a classic voice actor.
VanOsdel 0123
said at 8:48 PM on Wed Jun 8 2011
Paul Frees (1920 - 1986) was the greatest voice actor in the world.
He voiced Ludwig Von Drkae and other characters he was hired for.

How did he get so famous?
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said at 2:48 AM on Fri Jun 10 2011
@VanOsdel 0123 What??
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Paul Frees role? *
30.8% (8 votes)
19.2% (5 votes)
Burgermeister Meisterburger
19.2% (5 votes)
Ludwig Von Drake
7.7% (2 votes)
3.8% (1 vote)
Captain Peter Peachfuzz
3.8% (1 vote)
Santa Claus
3.8% (1 vote)
The Thing / Ben Grimm
3.8% (1 vote)
3.8% (1 vote)
George Harrison
3.8% (1 vote)
26 Total Votes
Listen to other actors who have also voiced the following Paul Frees characters.
Ghost of Christmas Present
Ghost of Christmas Present
Santa Claus
Santa Claus
Ape named Ape
Ape named Ape
Uatu the Watcher
Uatu the Watcher