History Creator / BillyWest

12th Feb '18 8:01:40 AM cwf123
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* PlayingAgainstType: His voice for Magus in ''Film/TheScorpionKing'' video game tie-in sounds a bit like [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Zapp Brannigan]], but his characterization sounds a lot more evil.
* PromotedFanboy: West is a big Mel Blanc fanboy as elaborated on the main page. He stated that one of his biggest career highlights was seeing his name appear next to Blanc's during the credits of ''Daffy's Rhapsody.''
12th Feb '18 8:01:12 AM cwf123
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* CreatorBacklash:
** He doesn't like talking about doing ''Ren and Stimpy'' because he hated working with John K so much. He didn't even come back for the short-lived (and ill-fated) ''Adult Party Cartoon'' series.
** He refused to continue to voice Doug and Roger for Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', though Doug fans may be disappointed to know that it had more to do with the fact that his pay was significantly decreased than the quality of the new series.
** He hates ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'', primarily because he [[TheOtherMarty got replaced by Joe Alaskey]], as Bugs' voice half-way through production (although his work as Elmer Fudd remained), and accused director Creator/JoeDante of being [[PrimaDonnaDirector too demanding and indecisive]].
* ManOfAThousandVoices: As mentioned above, if you gave this man a script for a half-hour animated show and a microphone, he could do the voices for nearly all the characters.[[note]]This is a ''very'' slight exaggeration, as he's been known to record ''entire conversations'' between multiple characters ''in one take!!''[[/note]] He can even do things to his voice that would require alteration from studio recording equipment (cf. the voice of the pure energy being from the ''Futurama'' episode "Love Labors Lost in Space," which was initially thought to be technical difficulties). He's ''that'' good.

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* CreatorBacklash:
** He doesn't like talking about doing ''Ren and Stimpy'' because he hated working with John K so much. He didn't even come back for the short-lived (and ill-fated) ''Adult Party Cartoon'' series.
** He refused to continue to voice Doug and Roger for Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', though Doug fans may be disappointed to know that it had more to do with the fact that his pay was significantly decreased than the quality of the new series.
** He hates ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'', primarily because he [[TheOtherMarty got replaced by Joe Alaskey]], as Bugs' voice half-way through production (although his work as Elmer Fudd remained), and accused director Creator/JoeDante of being [[PrimaDonnaDirector too demanding and indecisive]].

* ManOfAThousandVoices: As mentioned above, if If you gave this man a script for a half-hour animated show and a microphone, he could do the voices for nearly all the characters.[[note]]This is a ''very'' slight exaggeration, as he's been known to record ''entire conversations'' between multiple characters ''in one take!!''[[/note]] He can even do things to his voice that would require alteration from studio recording equipment (cf. the voice of the pure energy being from the ''Futurama'' episode "Love Labors Lost in Space," which was initially thought to be technical difficulties). He's ''that'' good.
11th Feb '18 12:20:32 PM costanton11
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* CreatorBacklash:
** He doesn't like talking about doing ''Ren and Stimpy'' because he hated working with John K so much. He didn't even come back for the short-lived (and ill-fated) ''Adult Party Cartoon'' series.
** He refused to continue to voice Doug and Roger for Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', though Doug fans may be disappointed to know that it had more to do with the fact that his pay was significantly decreased than the quality of the new series.
** He hates ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'', primarily because he [[TheOtherMarty got replaced by Joe Alaskey]], as Bugs' voice half-way through production (although his work as Elmer Fudd remained), and accused director Creator/JoeDante of being [[PrimaDonnaDirector too demanding and indecisive]].


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* PlayingAgainstType: His voice for Magus in ''Film/TheScorpionKing'' video game tie-in sounds a bit like [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Zapp Brannigan]], but his characterization sounds a lot more evil.
* PromotedFanboy: West is a big Mel Blanc fanboy as elaborated on the main page. He stated that one of his biggest career highlights was seeing his name appear next to Blanc's during the credits of ''Daffy's Rhapsody.''
5th Jan '18 4:03:55 PM cwf123
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* Magus from ''The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian''
1st Nov '17 5:59:19 PM elenaisabel722
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* ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' - Grimtrix
24th Oct '17 5:07:39 PM philipnova798
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* Elmer Fudd (and sometimes Bugs Bunny) in various WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes media like ''Film/SpaceJam'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''.

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* Elmer Fudd (and sometimes Bugs Bunny) Bunny, Foghorn Leghorn and Porky Pig) in various WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes media like ''Film/SpaceJam'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''.
24th Oct '17 5:07:09 PM philipnova798
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* Chit Chatterson in ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}''

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* Chit Chatterson Chatterson, Ben Franklin, Genghis Khan, Winston Churchill and several others in ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}''




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* Sheriff Tex Avery, Sagebush Sid and Freddy the Fly in ''WesternAnimation/TheWackyWorldOfTexAvery''
* Fatso in the ''WesternAnimation/CaspersScareSchool'' film
15th Oct '17 6:13:45 PM dlchen145
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William Richard "Billy" West (April 16, 1952--) is an American voice actor and comedian. Put this guy in a room, give him a script and a mic and you can do a complete show with [[ManOfAThousandVoices 20+ individual voices]].

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William Richard "Billy" West (April (born April 16, 1952--) 1952) is an American voice actor and comedian. Put this guy in a room, give him a script and a mic and you can do a complete show with [[ManOfAThousandVoices 20+ individual voices]].
15th Apr '17 2:55:34 PM ngh93
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...and all of this after he first came to public attention as the voice of both Doug and Roger on ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' and both title characters of ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' after Creator/JohnKricfalusi (the original voice of Ren) was fired[[note]]Ironically, Billy West auditioned for both Ren and Stimpy when the show was being created, but was given the Stimpy role after John K. decided to do Ren's voice himself. He's also stated that it was such an ordeal that he'll never work with John K. again.[[/note]]. He (along with Joe Alaskey) has become one of few voice actors who can impersonate Creator/MelBlanc in his prime, including characterizations of WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome Elmer Fudd]] and other characters from the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes. He's also the Red M&M. Even before he was known for all these roles, West worked in radio, and was actually a cast member of ''Radio/TheHowardSternShow'' from 1989-1995.

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...and all of this after he first came to public attention as the voice of both Doug and Roger on ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' and both title characters of ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' after Creator/JohnKricfalusi (the original voice of Ren) was fired[[note]]Ironically, Billy West auditioned for both Ren and Stimpy when the show was being created, but was given the Stimpy role after John K. decided to do Ren's voice himself. He's also stated that it was such an ordeal that he'll never work with John K. again.[[/note]]. He (along with Joe Alaskey) Creator/JoeAlaskey) has become one of few voice actors who can impersonate Creator/MelBlanc in his prime, including characterizations of WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome Elmer Fudd]] and other characters from the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes. He's also the Red M&M. Even before he was known for all these roles, West worked in radio, and was actually a cast member of ''Radio/TheHowardSternShow'' from 1989-1995.
15th Apr '17 2:55:17 PM ngh93
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Put this guy in a room, give him a script and a mic and you can do a complete show with [[ManOfAThousandVoices 20+ individual voices]].

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William Richard "Billy" West (April 16, 1952--) is an American voice actor and comedian. Put this guy in a room, give him a script and a mic and you can do a complete show with [[ManOfAThousandVoices 20+ individual voices]].
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