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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 11 March 1956Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth NameRobert Fredrick Paulsen III
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rob Paulsen was born on March 11, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Robert Fredrick Paulsen III. He is an actor, known for Animaniacs (1993), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) and The Mask (1995). He is married to Parrish Todd. They have one child. He was previously married to Carol Anne Schnarr.

Spouse (2)

Carol Anne Schnarr (23 June 1979 - 1982) (divorced)
Parrish Todd (? - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (3)

Voice of Yakko and Pinky.
Voice of Raphael from The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Voice of The Mask

Trivia (17)

1994 - Did voices on 'Buffalo Duck's Radio Ranch'.
In 1995, he was nominated for an Annie Award in Outstanding Individual Acheivement for Voice Acting in the Field of Animation for his work as Yakko Warner on Animaniacs (1993).
Has a son named Ashton, born September 10, 1984.
Made an extremely rare public appearance with fellow voice actor Maurice LaMarche at Comic-Con International 2002 at the invitation of fellow voice actor Mark Hamill. He was given a 2-minute standing ovation upon arriving, and after calming down, the audience was treated to "Nations of the World," which he did with no mistakes. It was received with thunderous applause, and along with Maurice, they did many Pinky and the Brain impersonations. The impressions can be seen on the bonus disc of Comic Book: The Movie (2004). Rob Paulsen returned in 2003 for a live encore.
Known for ad-libbing in his voice-over readings.
Because he voices Jim Carrey's character of Stanley Ipkiss in the cartoon spin-off series The Mask (1995), whenever a Jim Carrey movie is aired on television and needs to be edited for language content, Rob Paulsen is called upon to re-dub whenever Carrey is not available.
Idol is Detroit Red Wings' player Gordie Howe, who wears number 9.
Proud sponsor of Camp Will-A-Way, a camp for the mentally or physically disabled.
The Back at the Barnyard (2007) episode "Otis' Mom" ended with an "In Loving Memory of Lee Paulsen" dedication, which was for Rob's mother. Rob was the voice of Peck the Rooster on the series.
Son of Lee Paulsen.
He auditioned for the voice of Phillip J. Fry in Futurama (1999).
His original claim to fame as a voice actor was playing Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987). He was cast as Donatello in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012).
Has a weekly podcast called "Talkin' Toons with Rob Paulsen". It is the highest rated voice-over related podcast show on ITunes.
Primarily was interested in becoming a professional hockey player.
Sang in a choir throughout his youth and adolescence and began performing in plays in grammar schools.
He named the titular characters of Bubsy (1993) and Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island! (2005) as his most hated voice roles.

Personal Quotes (15)

Laughter is the best medicine, the coolest thing is you can't OD and the refills are free!
[on voicing two Ninja turtles in two incarnations of the show] I'm a two time turtle baby, and I figure if I live to be a hundred I can knock all four of them out.
[When asked who was his biggest influence] The first one of course would have to be probably Mel Blanc because I loved cartoons as a kid as we all did. Mel I think set the standard. Mel and Frank Welker, as far as I'm concerned, are the two best who've ever walked the face of the earth with respect to voice acting.
Richard Stone was a genius and I know that word gets banded around a lot but he really was...He was not only a genius but he was a genius at just being a person. He was a world-class human.
I wish I had a nickel for every time I've sang "Yakko's World".
The nuances and organic characteristics of a character become second nature if I'm doing my job well.
I love to improvise when it's appropriate and encouraged by a producer.
I'm getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade. I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business.
The greatest thing is nobody cares that I'm fifty years old. They only care what I sound like.
Just because there are celebrities in a movie, it doesn't mean anything. I don't think The Ant Bully (2006) did all that well the first week at the box office. Compare the movies that have a lot of celebrities with the Jimmy Neutron movie, which had no celebrity voices and grossed almost one hundred million dollars.
I'm one of those fortunate actors who gets to work pretty much every day. I've had a run of good fortune and work with some terrific people who have hired me.
I'm a golf nut!
The best voice actors all have a live performance background. And are competent, fearless, incredibly creative actors.
It's a treat to portray a complex character. Besides... where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like 'Egad!', 'Narf!', 'Poit!', 'Splonk!' and 'Zort!' are allowed?
One of the greatest things about my job is that I can enjoy all the successes of a show, but can still go out in public, not like say, Michael Jordan.

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