Gary Owens (I) (1934–2015)


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Gary Owens was an American voice actor, radio announcer and narrator who was known for being the original voice actor of Hanna-Barbera's Space Ghost, Powdered Toast Man from The Ren & Stimpy Show and Blue Falcon from Dynomutt, Dog Wonder. George Lowe became Owens' successor as the voice of Space Ghost since 1994. He passed away from diabetes ... See full bio »

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Known For

Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron Commander Ulysses Feral / Commander Feral
(1993-1994)
Spy Hard M.C. for Rancor Extortion Video
(1996)
Dynomutt Dog Wonder Blue Falcon
(1976-1977)
The Green Hornet Newscaster / Commentator
(1966-1967)

Filmography

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 2018 The Adventures of Kaitlyn Kitty Kat Kay
The Narrator (voice)
 2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV Series)
Space Ghost
- Bold Beginnings! (2011) ... Space Ghost (voice)
 2008 Wizards of Waverly Place (TV Series)
Ominous Voice / Alarm Voice
- Saving Wiz Tech: Part 2 (2008) ... Ominous Voice (voice)
- Smarty Pants (2008) ... Alarm Voice (voice)
 2004 Johnny Bravo (TV Series short)
Blue Falcon
- Johnny Makeover/Back on Shaq (2004) ... Blue Falcon (voice)
 2002 Ren and Stimpy Rocks (TV Series)
 2002 Teamo Supremo (TV Series)
The Dark Talon / Nick
- Happy Holidays Mr. Gruff/The Grandfather Show (2002) ... The Dark Talon / Nick (voice)
 1998-2002 Dexter's Laboratory (TV Series short)
TV Announcer / Blue Falcon
- Height Unseen/Bygone Errors/Folly Calls (2002) ... TV Announcer (voice)
- Dyno-Might/LABretto (1998) ... Blue Falcon (voice)
 2002 The Story of 'The Tortoise & the Hare' (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2002 Frank McKlusky, C.I.
Announcer
 2002 Jane White Is Sick & Twisted
TV Announcer
 2001 D.A.R.E. Safety Tips Starring Retro Bill (Short)
Announcer (voice)
 2001 Major Damage (Short)
Narrator
 2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (TV Series)
Opening Narration
- Opposites Attract (2000) ... Opening Narration (voice, uncredited)
- War and Peace and War (2000) ... Opening Narration (voice, uncredited)
- Large Target (2000) ... Opening Narration (voice, uncredited)
- Millennial Bugs (2000) ... Opening Narration (voice, uncredited)
- Head Case (2000) ... Opening Narration (voice, uncredited)
 1999 That '70s Show (TV Series)
Announcer / Narrator
- The Velvet Rope (1999) ... Announcer (voice, uncredited)
- The Good Son (1999) ... Announcer (voice)
- Water Tower (1999) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Pill (1999) ... Announcer
 1999 Muppets from Space
UFO Mania Announcer (uncredited)
 1999 Sunset Beach (TV Series)
Soap Opera Announcer
- Episode #1.580 (1999) ... Soap Opera Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1998 Oh Yeah! Cartoons (TV Series short)
MC / Fisherman #1 (segment "Youngstar 3")
- The Man with No Nose/Youngstar 3/Hey Look! (1998) ... MC / Fisherman #1 (segment "Youngstar 3") (voice)
 1998 Sabrina the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Guy Who Thinks He's Gary Owens
- Good Will Haunting (1998) ... Guy Who Thinks He's Gary Owens
 1998 The New Batman Adventures (TV Series)
50s Batman
- Legends of the Dark Knight (1998) ... 50s Batman (voice)
 1998 Border to Border
Mr. Kirby
 1990-1998 Bobby's World (TV Series short)
Captain Squash
- Blue Eggs and Bobby (1998) ... (voice)
- Cruisin' Bobby (1997) ... (voice)
- Generics and Indians (1997) ... (voice)
- Promises, Promises (1997) ... (voice)
- Roger's Ransom (1997) ... (voice)
 1997 101 Dalmatians: The Series (TV Series short)
TV Announcer
- Tic Track Toe/Lucky All-Star (1997) ... TV Announcer (voice)
 1992-1997 Eek! The Cat (TV Series)
Additional Voices / Announcer / TV Announcer (segment "Try Hard") / ...
- The Island of Dr. Meow (1997) ... Announcer (voice)
- Fists of Furry (1996) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Snowbored (1996) ... Announcer (voice)
- Eek Space 9 (1995) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Try Hard/Eeksy Rider (1994) ... TV Announcer (segment "Try Hard") (voice)
 1997 Nightmare Ned (TV Series)
- Girl Trouble (1997) ... (voice)
 1997 What a Cartoon! (TV Series short)
Announcer / Commander
- Dino in the Great Egg Scape (1997) ... Announcer / Commander (voice)
 1996 Nickelodeon 3D Movie Maker (Video Game)
Powdered Toast Man (voice)
 1996 Space Ghost Coast to Coast (TV Series)
Announcer
- Late Show (1996) ... Announcer (voice)
 1996 The Mask (TV Series short)
Channel Surfer / Raymond Neilsen
- Channel Surfin' (1996) ... Channel Surfer / Raymond Neilsen (voice)
 1996 Quack Pack (TV Series)
- The Really Mighty Ducks (1996) ... (voice)
 1996 Spy Hard
M.C. for Rancor Extortion Video
 1996 Hanged on a Twisted Cross (Documentary)
Karl Bonhoeffer (voice)
 1992-1996 The Ren & Stimpy Show (TV Series)
Powdered Toast Man / Announcer / Powdered Toastman / ...
- Nothing But Shorts (1996) ... Powdered Toast Man / Announcer (voice)
- I Love Chicken/Powdered Toast Man vs. Waffle Woman (1994) ... Powdered Toastman (voice)
- Hard Times for Haggis (1994) ... Commercial Announcer / Man (voice)
- Ren's Retirement (1994) ... Devil (voice)
- Ren's Pecs/An Abe Divided (1993) ... Charles Globe (voice)
 1996 Mad About You (TV Series)
Gary Owens
- Dream Weaver (1996) ... Gary Owens
 1995 Space Quest 6: Roger Wilco in the Spinal Frontier (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 1995 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
Clown / Broadcaster #2
- A Room with No Viewfinder/Krumm Rises to the Top (1995) ... Clown / Broadcaster #2 (voice)
 1994-1995 Skeleton Warriors (TV Series)
- Long Live the King (1995) ... (voice)
- Brawl and Chain (1995) ... (voice)
- Harmonic Divergence (1995) ... (voice)
- Mindgames (1995) ... (voice)
- Conflict and Consequences: Part 1 (1995) ... (voice)
 1993-1994 Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (TV Series)
Commander Ulysses Feral / Commander Feral
- Unlikely Alloys (1994) ... Commander Ulysses Feral (voice)
- The Dark Side of the Swat Kats (1994) ... Commander Ulysses Feral (voice)
- Volcanus Erupts!/The Origin of Dr. Viper (1994) ... Commander Ulysses Feral (voice)
- Caverns of Horror (1994) ... Commander Ulysses Feral (voice)
- The Deadly Pyramid (1994) ... Commander Ulysses Feral (voice)
 1994 Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad (TV Series)
Opening Narration
- Loose Lips Sink Microchips (1994) ... Opening Narration (voice, uncredited)
- Beep My, Beep My Baby (1994) ... Opening Narration (voice, uncredited)
- Rock n' Roll Virucide (1994) ... Opening Narration (voice, uncredited)
- Cheater, Cheater, Megabyte Eater (1994) ... Opening Narration (voice, uncredited)
- His Master's Voice (1994) ... Opening Narration (voice, uncredited)
 1994 Love & War (TV Series)
Announcer
- Ten Cents a Dance (1994) ... Announcer
 1994 Fantastic Four: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Gary Owens / Bystander #1
- The Origin of the Fantastic Four: Part Two (1994) ... Gary Owens (voice)
- The Origin of the Fantastic Four: Part One (1994) ... Gary Owens / Bystander #1 (voice)
 1993 2 Stupid Dogs (TV Series)
Principal Schneider / Johnny the Announcer
- Let's Make a Right Price/One Ton/Far-Out Friday (1993) ... Johnny the Announcer (voice)
- Substitute Teacher/Chameleon/Seeing Eye Dogs (1993) ... Principal Schneider (voice)
- Show and Tell/Queen Bea/At the Drive-in (1993) ... Principal Schneider (voice)
 1993 Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (TV Series short)
Narrator
- Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Pilot (1993) ... Narrator (voice)
 1992 Raw Toonage (TV Series short)
Badly Animated Man
- Quest for Firewood/Badly Animated Man/Safari So Good (1992) ... Badly Animated Man (voice)
 1992 Goof Troop (TV Series)
Mr. Hammerhead
- Date with Destiny (1992) ... Mr. Hammerhead (voice)
 1992 Dinosaurs (TV Series)
Narrator
- Nuts to War: Part 2 (1992) ... Narrator
- Nuts to War: Part 1 (1992) ... Narrator (uncredited)
 1992 Defenders of Dynatron City (TV Short)
Announcer (voice)
 1991 Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 1988-1991 Square One Television (TV Series)
Lt. Dirk Niblick
- Episode #4.3 (1991) ... Lt. Dirk Niblick (voice)
- Episode #4.1 (1991) ... Lt. Dirk Niblick (voice)
- Episode #2.12 (1988) ... Lt. Dirk Niblick (voice)
- Episode #2.2 (1988) ... Lt. Dirk Niblick (voice)
- Episode #2.1 (1988) ... Lt. Dirk Niblick (voice)
 1990 Diggin' Up Business
Minister
 1969-1990 Sesame Street (TV Series)
The Man from Alphabet / Today's Secret Drawing Announcer / 'H for Hello' Cartoon / ...
- Imagining with Immy (1990) ... Today's Secret Drawing Announcer (voice)
- Maria and Luis Get Engaged (1988) ... Man (voice)
- Episode #18.8 (1986) ... 'H for Hello' Cartoon (voice)
- Episode #17.78 (1986) ... Today's Secret Drawing Announcer (voice)
- Big Bird at camp, part 3 (1982) ... 'H for Hello' Cartoon (voice)
 1990 Kill Crazy (Video)
The Sheriff
 1989 Night Court (TV Series)
Bobby Baumgarner - Deejay
- Auntie Maim (1989) ... Bobby Baumgarner - Deejay
 1989 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (TV Series)
Willy White
- Home Radio/Elvin Lives (1989) ... Willy White (voice)
 1989 How I Got Into College
Sports Announcer (voice)
 1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Gary Owens
 1988 Destroyer
Game Show Announcer (voice)
 1985-1987 Yogi's Treasure Hunt (TV Series)
Narrator
- Goodbye Mr. Chump (1987) ... Narrator (voice)
- Snow White and the Seven Treasure Hunters (1987) ... Narrator (voice)
- To Bee or Not to Bee (1986) ... Narrator (voice)
- Beverly Hill's Flop (1985) ... Narrator (voice)
- Merlin's Lost Book of Magic (1985) ... Narrator (voice)
 1987 DTV Monster Hits (TV Movie)
Announcer (voice)
 1987 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)
Sledge's Neighbours / Radio Announcer / Series Announcer / ...
- Wild About Hammer (1987) ... Sledge's Neighbours / Radio Announcer / Series Announcer (voice)
- A Clockwork Hammer (1987) ... Narrator in opening sequence (voice)
 1985 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Sanfred Thompson
- Down-Home Country Blues (1985) ... Sanfred Thompson
 1985 National Lampoon's European Vacation
'Pig in a Poke' Announcer (uncredited)
 1985 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Gary Owens
- Split Image (1985) ... Gary Owens
 1984 The Mighty Orbots (TV Series)
Narrator
- Magnetic Menace (1984) ... Narrator (voice)
 1983 Breakaway (TV Series)
Host / Announcer
 1982 Hysterical
TV Announcer (voice)
 1982 Get It Right: Following Directions with Goofy (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1982 Buyer Be Wise (Video short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1982 No Soap, Radio (TV Series)
Skit Performer / The Talk Show Host / Talk Show Host
- The Bum's Rush (1982) ... The Talk Show Host
- Miss Pelican (1982) ... Skit Performer
- Carmine the Squealer (1982) ... Skit Performer
- Pilot (1982) ... Talk Show Host
 1981 Space Stars (TV Series)
Space Ghost
- The Haunted Space Station (Space Ghost) (1981) ... Space Ghost (voice)
- Eclipse Woman (Space Ghost) (1981) ... Space Ghost (voice)
- City in Space (Space Ghost) (1981) ... Space Ghost (voice)
- Time Chase (Space Ghost) (1981) ... Space Ghost (voice)
- The Shadow People (Space Ghost) (1981) ... Space Ghost (voice)
 1981 Superbman: The Other Movie (Short)
Narrator
 1977-1980 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels (TV Series short)
Narrator
- Lights, Camera, Cavey! (1980) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Old Caveman and the Sea (1980) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Mystery of the Meandering Mummy (1980) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Legend of Devil's Run (1980) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Haunting of Hog's Hollow (1980) ... Narrator (voice)
 1980 Galactica 1980 (TV Series)
Cy
- The Return of Starbuck (1980) ... Cy (voice, uncredited)
 1979 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Narrator
- Baseball Fever (1979) ... Narrator (voice)
 1979 Legends of the Superheroes (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Roast (1979) ... Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- The Challenge (1979) ... Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1978 Yogi's Space Race (TV Series)
Narrator
- Franzia (1978) ... Narrator (voice)
- Race Through the Planet of the Monsters (1978) ... Narrator (voice)
- Race to the Center of the Universe (1978) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Borealis Triangle (1978) ... Narrator (voice)
- Race Through Wet Galoshes (1978) ... Narrator (voice)
 1978 Coming Attractions
Narrator (voice)
 1978 Return from Witch Mountain
Newscaster (voice, uncredited)
 1977 Scooby's Laff-A Lympics (TV Series)
Blue Falcon
- Spain and the Himalayas (1977) ... Blue Falcon (voice)
- Acapulco/England (1977) ... Blue Falcon (voice)
 1977 Man from Atlantis (TV Series)
Blaise Mullen
- Man O'War (1977) ... Blaise Mullen
 1976-1977 Dynomutt Dog Wonder (TV Series)
Blue Falcon
- Shadowman (1977) ... Blue Falcon (voice)
- Madame Ape Face (1977) ... Blue Falcon (voice)
- The Glob (1977) ... Blue Falcon (voice)
- Beastwomen (1977) ... Blue Falcon (voice)
- The Prophet Profits (1976) ... Blue Falcon (voice)
 1976 The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (TV Series)
The Blue Falcon (Radley Crowne)
- High Rise Hair Raiser (1976) ... The Blue Falcon (Radley Crowne) (voice)
 1975 The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Radio Newscaster (voice, uncredited)
 1975 It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1975 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
TV Reporter
- Murder on High C (1975) ... TV Reporter
 1974 Out to Lunch (TV Movie)
Announcer
 1973 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Gary Michaels
- Twenty Million Alibis (1973) ... Gary Michaels
 1968-1973 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Regular Performer - Announcer / regular Performer - Announcer
- Dom DeLuise (1973) ... Regular Performer - Announcer
- Johnny Carson, Sandy Duncan, Arthur Godfrey, Charlie Callas (1973) ... Regular Performer - Announcer
- David Birney & Meredith Baxter-Birney (1973) ... Regular Performer - Announcer
 1972 Dr. Phibes Rises Again
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1969 Sesame Street Pitch Reel (Short) (voice)
 1969 The Perils of Penelope Pitstop (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Treacherous Movie Lot Plot (1969) ... Narrator (voice)
- Carnival Calamity (1969) ... Narrator (voice)
- Wild West Peril (1969) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Boardwalk Booby Trap (1969) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Terrible Trolley Trap (1969) ... Narrator (voice)
 1969 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Gary Owens
- The Biggest Star in Hollywood (1969) ... Gary Owens
 1968 Sally Sargent (TV Short)
Narrator / Blake Jameson (voice, uncredited)
 1968 The Love Bug
Announcer
 1966-1968 Space Ghost (TV Series)
Space Ghost / Narrator
- The Molten Monsters of Moltar/Two Faces of Doom/The Final Encounter (1968) ... Space Ghost / Narrator (voice)
- The Meeting/Clutches of Creature King/The Deadly Trap (1968) ... Space Ghost / Narrator (voice)
- The Gargoyloids/The Worm People/The Looters (1967) ... Space Ghost / Narrator (voice)
- The Ovens of Moltor/The Spear Warriors/Transor - The Matter Mover (1966) ... Space Ghost / Narrator (voice)
- The Sorcerer/The Marksman/The Space Piranhas (1966) ... Space Ghost / Narrator (voice)
 1966-1967 Batman (TV Series)
Voice on Radio / T.V. Announcer
- A Horse of Another Color (1967) ... Voice on Radio (voice, uncredited)
- The Sport of Penguins (1967) ... Voice on Radio (voice, uncredited)
- Holy Rat Race (1966) ... T.V. Announcer
 1966-1967 The Green Hornet (TV Series)
Newscaster / Commentator
- The Hornet and the Firefly (1967) ... Newscaster
- May the Best Man Lose (1966) ... Newscaster
- The Secret of the Sally Bell (1966) ... Newscaster (voice)
- Deadline for Death (1966) ... Newscaster
- The Preying Mantis (1966) ... Newscaster
 1967 Mr. Terrific (TV Series)
Announcer
- I Can't Fly (1967) ... Announcer
 1966 Summer Fun (TV Series)
Henry
- McNab's Lab (1966) ... Henry
 1966 The Last of the Secret Agents?
Voice (uncredited)
 1965-1966 The Munsters (TV Series)
Zombo's Announcer / Dick Willet
- Zombo (1966) ... Zombo's Announcer (voice)
- Will Success Spoil Herman Munster? (1965) ... Dick Willet
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
2nd Reporter
- Russian Roulette (1965) ... 2nd Reporter
 1965 Roger Ramjet (TV Series)
Roger Ramjet
- Torture (1965) ... Roger Ramjet (voice)
- The Pirates (1965) ... Roger Ramjet (voice)
- Baseball (1965) ... Roger Ramjet (voice)
- Kokomo (1965) ... Roger Ramjet (voice)
- The Shaft (1965) ... Roger Ramjet (voice)
 1965 McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force
Enlisted Man (uncredited)
 1965 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
The Photographer / The 1st Sailor
- A Star Falls on Taratupa (1965) ... The Photographer
- The Seven Faces of Ensign Parker (1965) ... The 1st Sailor
 1961 The Naked Witch
Narrator of Prologue (voice, uncredited)
 1949 Jerks of All Trades (TV Short)
Narrator (1999 video release introduction) (voice)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (62 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Had his own radio show, "The Gary Owens Show", on KMPC Radio (710 AM) in Los Angeles. The show lasted for 20 years. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gary Owen | Gerry Owens

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Arleta Lee Markell  (his death)  (2 children)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[self-introduction] This is Gary Owens, friend of those who want no friends, going places and losing things. See more »

Trivia:

First job was delivering news as a teenager on radio in Mitchell, South Dakota. See more »

Trademark:

Polished baritone speaking voice See more »

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