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Fred Newman was born on May 6, 1952 in LaGrange, Georgia, USA as Frederick R. Newman. He is an actor and composer, known for Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Gremlins (1984) and Doug's 1st Movie (1999). He has been married to Katy Dobbs since 1985. They have two children. See full bio »

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Gremlins Mogwai / Gremlins
Doug's 1st Movie
Doug's 1st Movie Skeeter / Mr. Dink / Porkchop / Ned


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 2010 A Prairie Home Companion Live in HD! Again! (TV Movie)
Sound Effects
 2008 Little Spirit: Christmas in New York (TV Movie)
Little Spirit / Ramona / Squirrel / ...
 2003 A Very Wompkee Christmas (Video)
Hummer, Woofus (voice)
 1999 Grand Theft Auto 2 (Video Game) (voice)
 1999 Disney's Doug (TV Series)
Mosquito 'Skeeter' Valentine / Porkchop
- Doug's Marriage Madness (1999) ... Mosquito 'Skeeter' Valentine / Porkchop (voice)
 1999 Doug's 1st Movie
Skeeter / Mr. Dink / Porkchop / ... (voice)
 1997 Men in Black
Aliens (voice, uncredited)
 1996 Aliens in the Family (TV Series)
 1996 Pyst (Video Game)
 1995 The Puzzle Place (TV Series)
Narrator - Animated Sequence
- Mad Music Magic (1995) ... Narrator - Animated Sequence (voice)
 1991 Reading Rainbow (TV Series)
Dr. Skull
- The Lady with the Ship on Her Head (1991) ... Dr. Skull
 1988 Bright Lights, Big City
Additional Voices (voice)
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
- Puppetman (1987) ... Gary
 1987 Harry and the Hendersons (voice)
 1987 Munchies
Munchie (voice)
 1985 Explorers (voice)
 1985 O.C. and Stiggs
Bongo (voice)
 1984 Gremlins
Mogwai / Gremlins (voice)
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Appeared as Mr. Breyer in a series of commercials for Breyer's Ice Cream See more »

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Actor and sound effects artist for "Prairie Home Companion" on NPR; author of "Mouthsounds" (Workman Publishing, 2006). See more »


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