|Full Name||Franklin Wendell Welker|
|Born||March 12, 1946, Denver, Colorado, USA (age 73)|
|First Role||Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (1969)|
Franklin Wendell "Frank" Welker is an American voice actor who has lent his voice to live-action films, animated television series and films, advertisements, video games and theme park rides. He has been referred to as a "voice-acting god" by his fellow voice actors, having voiced over 1,200 roles since the start of his career. It is no wonder that he is one of the highest-grossing actors in Hollywood, having participated in nearly a hundred films to date.
His first role was that of Fred in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! in 1969. To this date, he has voiced almost every incarnation of Fred in the Scooby-Doo franchise and has even been voicing Scooby-Doo since 2002. Other roles include Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget, various villains from G.I. Joe, Hefty Smurf from The Smurfs, Professor XXXL and Monty Uno from Codename: Kids Next Door, as well as several characters from Bonkers, Looney Tunes, and more. Welker has also participated in the original Transformers series, playing a number of characters such as Megatron, Soundwave, Mirage, Trailbreaker, Rumble, and Frenzy, as well as playing new characters in the films Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. In the most recent Transformers series, Transformers: Prime, he reprises his role as Megatron.
Welker's versatile voice also provided the vocal effects for several animal characters, such as Abu in Aladdin, Totoro from the English version of My Neighbor Totoro, Curious George from the show of the same name, Brain and M.A.D. Cat from Inspector Gadget, Ravage, Laserbeak, and Buzzsaw from The Transformers, Godard from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and so on.
Roles in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
Grubs, for a total of twenty-six episodes:
Corporal, for a total of two episodes:
Brain Pods (in general), for a total of two episodes:
Stratoshrike, for a total of two episodes:
Epoch, for a total of two episdes:
- Self Destruct
- Rhizomian Man
- Cadet Flarn
- Bat creature
- Slime Beast
- Senator Phlegmex
- Alien Guard
- Brain Pod 26
- Computer Voice
- Tentacled Alien
- Little Maws