12 items from 2014
Christine Cavanaugh, an Annie Award-winning voice actor who brought to life such characters as Babe the Sheep Pig, Chuckie on Rugrats and the title kid in Dexter’s Laboratory, has died. She was 51. The Utah native died December 22, according to the Los Angeles Times; no cause of death was reported.
Cavanaugh started out as an actress in the late 1980s, appearing on such shows as Cheers and Empty Nest. In 1991 she landed a regular gig as the voice of Goslyn Mallard on Darkwing Duck, appearing in more than 70 episodes. Probably her most famous TV gig began that same year as she voiced Chuckie Finster, the scaredy-cat oldest baby on Nickelodeon’s Rugrats. Cavanaugh played the character for 135-plus episodes until 2002, when Nancy Cartwright took over. She also played Chuckie in The Rugrats Movie (1998).
During that time she continued working on TV, landing a regular voice role as Bunnie Rabbot in »
- The Deadline Team
Voice actor Christine Cavanaugh has died at age 51 of undisclosed causes. Though her name may not ring a bell, if you grew up in the '90s, you've definitely seen - or heard - her work. She was the voice of Chuckie Finster on Rugrats, Dexter on Dexter's Laboratory, Babe the pig in Babe, and dozens of other TV shows and movies. She had retired from voice acting over a decade ago, but we'll always remember her for her work on Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, The Wild Thornberrys, Darkwing Duck, and Aladdin. »
Unfortunately, another talented performer has passed away in 2014. Christine Cavanaugh, who voiced Chuckie Finster on the Nickelodeon series Rugrats and Babe the pig from the 1995 film Babe, died at the age of 51 on Monday, Dec. 22. According to TMZ.com, at this time, “the details surrounding her death are unclear.” In addition to her work on Rugrats and in Babe, Cavanaugh provided the voice for Dexter in the Cartoon Network series Dexter’s Laboratory and also voiced roles in Disney’s Aladdin, The Critic, Recess, The Powerpuff Girls and The Wild Thornberrys. She retired from voice acting in 2001, and Nancy Cartwright, famous for voicing Bart Simpson on the long-running Fox animated series The Simpsons, was brought in to replace her as the voice of Chuckie on Rugrats. Although she was primarily a voice actress, Cavanaugh also guest starred on several different television series throughout her career. She appeared on The X-Files (photographed above), Cheers, »
- Chris King
Cavanaugh died on Dec. 22, according to the La Times. The cause of death is unknown.
See photos: Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2014 (Photos)
Cavanaugh was best known as the voice of the pig in the 1995 film “Babe,” Gosalyn Mallard in “Darkwing Duck” and the original voices of Chuckie Finster in Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats,” and Dexter in Cartoon Network’s “Dexter Laboratory.”
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She could also be heard on “The Critic” as the voice of Marty, »
- Itay Hod
Christine Cavanaugh -- the original voice of "Babe" the pig and Dexter from "Dexter's Laboratory" -- has died at the age of 51. Cavanaugh passed away on December 22nd ... the details surrounding her death are unclear. Christine's work is legendary ... providing the voice of countless iconic cartoon characters including Chuckie the red-headed baby from "Rugrats."She also voiced characters from "Darkwing Duck," "Aladdin," "The Critic," "The Powerpuff Girls" and "The Wild Thornberrys."Cavanaugh retired from »
- TMZ Staff
Despite being fortunate enough to be raised on a healthy diet of horror, I can’t deny the fact I was born in 1990. I was born long after our most beloved genre actors got their start and made their mark in horror, and there are plenty of horror icons that I didn’t first see in their iconic roles. Tony Todd, Bruce Campbell, and Jamie Lee Curtis were three actors I was fortunate enough to see in their career changing roles. However, I know a good amount of horror icons from films they probably wish they could expunge from their resumes.
Horror Icon: Lance Henriksen
Role I Know: Kerchak from Disney’s Tarzan
- BJ Colangelo
Check out this cool art series by Lowell, Massachusetts artist and writer Isaiah Stephens. He calls it All Grown Up, and it features several popular young cartoon characters reimagined as adults. We've got Pokemon, Power Puff Girls, South Park, Dexter's Laboratory, Doug, Kim Possible, The Wild Thornberrys, Recess, and Hey Arnold. It's kind of fun to see what these characters might look like had they aged like the rest of us.
- Joey Paur
On ABC's Wednesday sitcom "Suburgatory," which launched a new season in January, Jeremy Sisto plays George Altman, an architect and single father of a teen daughter (Jane Levy) who moves to the suburbs to give her a better life. He discovers life there is different, but whether it's better is a work in progress.
In real life, Sisto is a 39-year-old father of two: daughter Charlie and baby son Bastian. He got married to wife Addie a few months after his daughter was born, but Sisto has no regrets about taking the plunge.
"I love my family," he tells Zap2it. "I have a great wife. It took me a while to figure that out and commit, but now I'm really happy I did. She's a human being, and we're committed to each other. It's a nice thing. The kids are just amazing. It's a different level."
As to whether »
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., All Hail the King, Thor: The Dark World, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Gotham, Justice League: War, Stan Lee's Mighty 7 and more...
Well, the holidays are well and truly over, 2014 is in full swing, and the superhero news has been coming thick and fast this week. We've got plenty to get through in this edition of The Week in Spandex and we'll start things off in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the first superhero offering of the year Captain America: The Winter Soldier; along with seven new stills and new character images of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Maria »
- Gary Collinson
As pop-culture obsessives and children of the 1990s mourn the passing of James Avery, aka Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, it's important to remember that Avery was the soul of another iconic '90s character. He was the voice of Shredder on the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, and we can never, ever forget that. Avery should have won The Sixth Man award for '80s television (an award we just made up). He guested on a wide swath of the decade's most iconic TV shows, including Webster, The Dukes of Hazzard, St. Elsewhere, Moonlighting, L.A. Law, »
- Alex Heigl
Avery’s publicist, Cynthia Snyder, told the Associated Press that Avery died Tuesday. The Associated Press reported that he was 65, while TMZ, which said he died in a Glendale, Calif. hospital after heart surgery, said he was 68.
Alfonso Ribeiro who played his son on “Fresh Prince,” remembered him on Twitter.
I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly. http://t.co/UrW0EeBFbO—
Alfonso Ribeiro (@alfonso_ribeiro) January 01, 2014
Avery played Will Smith’s uncle on the popular TV series. His movie credits included “Fletch” and “8 Million Ways to Die.” He appeared on dozens of TV shows including “Hill St. Blues,” “L.A. Law,” “The Division,” “Soul Food,” “That ’70s Show” and “The Closer. »
- Associated Press
James Avery Dies
Avery, 65, underwent heart surgery recently for an undisclosed illness and passed away late New Year’s Eve in Glendale, Calif.
I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly. pic.twitter.com/UrW0EeBFbO
— Alfonso Ribeiro (@alfonso_ribeiro) January 1, 2014
Avery’s wife was at the hospital at the time of his death, but was reportedly out of his room when he passed away.
James Avery TV, Movies
Though he is arguably best know for Fresh Prince, Avery has acted in a number of television programs. »
12 items from 2014
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