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    Jul 11, 2011

    Peter Cullen Is A Machine... Also A Donkey

    Most Transformers fans will agree that Peter Cullen is the only true voice of Optimus Prime. But there's a good chance that you've heard him in other shows and didn't even know it was him!

    • K.A.R.R.

      K.A.R.R.

      In two episodes of the 80s TV show Knight Rider, Peter Cullen voiced K.A.R.R., sort of an evil twin to the artificially intelligent Pontiac Trans Am, K.I.T.T. Cullen later reprised the role for the 2009 Knight Rider reboot.

    • Optimus Prime

      Optimus Prime

      Cast as the original voice of Autobot leader Optimus Prime in the 1984 animated Transformers series, Cullen reprised the role numerous times thereafter, including the recent trilogy of Michael Bay movies.

    • Gobots

      Gobots

      In order to compete with Hasbro's Transformers success, Tonka released their own morphing robot vehicle line of toys with promotional animated series known as Gobots. As though the entire concept wasn't similar enough, Peter Cullen was also cast to voice Spoiler, Tank, and Pincher.

    • Voltron Narrator

      There's no question in my mind that if Voltron could speak, he would sound exactly like Optimus Prime. But since Voltron is only a machine piloted by five distinct characters, Peter Cullen voiced the show's narrator in addition to the characters of King Alfor and Coran.

    • Eeyore

      Eeyore

      Voicing awesome mechanical men isn't all that Peter can do. He's also played Pooh Bear's perpetually depressed, probably suicidal friend Eeyore in 11 films and at least three Disney television series.

    • Monterey Jack

      Monterey Jack

      Cullen also played Monty, the Australian mouse with a serious lactose dependency problem on Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers.

    • The Predator

      The Predator

      Although uncredited, Peter Cullen performed the Predator's vocal effects.

    • Murky Dismal

      Murky Dismal

      Cullen also portrayed Rainbow Bright villain Murky Dismal.

    • DuckTales Roles

      DuckTales Roles

      Bankjob Beagle of the Beagle Boys gang, Mad Dog McGirk, Admiral Grimitz, and more.

    • Additional Roles

      Additional Roles

      Cullen has also provided the voices of countless minor characters on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltles, TaleSpin, the Gummi Bears, Dino-Riders, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, The Chipmunks, Muppet Babies, Monchhichis, The Jetsons and scores of others. See his IMDB and Wikipedia pages for more!

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