Know Your “That Guy”: Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Born: March 12, 1946

Number of Roles: 649

Best Known for Playing: 80’s cartoon characters

First Appearance: Rutgers in The Trouble with Girls (1969)

Most Recent Appearance: Megatron on Tranformers Prime (2010)

Notable Roles:

  • Megatron, Soundwave, Shockwave and more on Tranformers
  • Fred on The New Scooby Doo Movies and Scooby Doo and Scrappy Doo
  • H.E.R.B.I.E. on The Fantastic Four
  • Toyman on Challenge of the Superfriends
  • Crime Globe on The Super Globetrotters
  • Rock n Roll, Short Fuse and Timber on GI Joe
  • Donkey Kong Junior on Saturday Supercade
  • Iceman on Spider Man and his Amazing Friends
  • Stripe in Gremlins
  • Scooter, Blaster, Rest-Q on Challenge of the Go-Bots
  • Brain, Dr. Claw on Inspector Gadget
  • Nate Slate, Stalagbite, Thug on The Flintstone Kids
  • Slimer on The Real Ghostbusters
  • Gameboy on Captain N
  • Tokka and Rahzar in TMNT II: Secret of the Ooze
  • Kermit, Skeeter, Beaker on Muppet Babies
  • Abu, Cave of Wonders in Aladdin
  • Furball, GoGo Dodo, Little Beeper on Tiny Toon Adventures
  • Bo, Booker, Sheldon on Garfield and Friends
  • Bronx on Gargoyles
  • Santa’s Little Helper on The Simpsons
  • Nibbler on Futurama

Fun Facts

  • Voiced 8 of the original 14 Decepticons on Transformers
  • Has voiced every incarnation of Fred from Scooby Doo except for “A Pup Named Scooby Doo”
  • Has used his “Dr. Claw” voice in numerous other roles including Shao Khan, Soundwave and Darkseid
  • Although he doesn’t voice Megatron in the Michael Bay Transformers movies, he did voice him in the video game based on the movie.

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