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19th Aug '13 11:11:14 AM Lucymae2
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26th Feb '13 7:28:32 PM Ghost101
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->''"[[MemeAcknowledgment Not sure if this is a generic voicemail message, or I mistakenly dialed Billy West]]"''
-->-- ''Futurama'' Promo

Put this guy in a room, give him a script and a mike and you can do a complete show with [[ManOfAThousandVoices 20+ individual voices]].

In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' alone, he is slacker delivery boy Philip J. Fry, MadScientist Professor Hubert Farnsworth, smarmy space captain Zapp Brannigan, [[note]]A role originally written for Creator/PhilHartman, but West stepped in after Hartman was murdered in 1998[[/note]] Richard Nixon (who is now President of Earth and, like many celebrities from the past, is a head kept alive in a jar), and half of any background/supporting characters you see -- oh, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Dr. Zoidberg]], the loser lobster-esque alien doctor.

...and all of this after he first came to public attention as the voice of both ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' after 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 declared he'll never work with John K. again due to the man's impossible attitude[[/note]]. He (along with Joe Alaskey) has become one of few voice actors who can impersonate MelBlanc in his prime, including characterizations of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, 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 (which explains the joke on "Luck of the Fryrish" when Fry runs into the middle of the streets of Old New York and yells, "Howard Stern is overrated!" It's not only an ActorAllusion, but a TakeThat, as West didn't like working on Howard Stern's radio show either).

West is an outspoken critic of {{Celebrity Voice Actor}}s.

[[MoodWhiplash He also suffers from]] [[SadClown depression]] and had [[AbusiveParents an abusive alcoholic for a father]].

[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused]] with the guy from the video game ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfBayouBilly''. Interestingly, his brother Mike voiced Fox [=McCloud=] in ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' (but not in its [=3DS=] remake).
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19th Feb '13 4:43:48 PM SpellCzech
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->''"Ha! 'Billy West'? [[SelfDeprecation What a stupid, phony, made-up name.]]"''
-->-- '''Philip J. Fry''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

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->''"Ha! 'Billy West'? [[SelfDeprecation What a stupid, phony, made-up name.]]"''
-->-- '''Philip J. Fry''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
16th Jan '13 1:28:22 PM ManCalledTrue
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...and all of this after he first came to public attention as the voice of both ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' after 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[[/note]]. He (along with Joe Alaskey) has become one of few voice actors who can impersonate MelBlanc in his prime, including characterizations of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, 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 (which explains the joke on "Luck of the Fryrish" when Fry runs into the middle of the streets of Old New York and yells, "Howard Stern is overrated!" It's not only an ActorAllusion, but a TakeThat, as West didn't like working on Howard Stern's radio show either).

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...and all of this after he first came to public attention as the voice of both ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' after 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[[/note]].himself. He's also declared he'll never work with John K. again due to the man's impossible attitude[[/note]]. He (along with Joe Alaskey) has become one of few voice actors who can impersonate MelBlanc in his prime, including characterizations of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, 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 (which explains the joke on "Luck of the Fryrish" when Fry runs into the middle of the streets of Old New York and yells, "Howard Stern is overrated!" It's not only an ActorAllusion, but a TakeThat, as West didn't like working on Howard Stern's radio show either).
9th Jan '13 1:23:29 AM biscuitsngravy
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->''"Ha! 'Billy West'? [[SelfDeprecation What a stupid, phoney, made-up name.]]"''

to:

->''"Ha! 'Billy West'? [[SelfDeprecation What a stupid, phoney, phony, made-up name.]]"''



In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' alone, he is Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan, [[note]]A role originally written for Creator/PhilHartman, but West stepped in after Hartman was murdered in 1998[[/note]] Nixon and half of any background/supporting characters you see -- oh, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Dr. Zoidberg]], the loser lobster-esque alien doctor.

...and all of this after he first came to public attention as the voice of both ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' after 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[[/note]]. He (along with Joe Alaskey) has become one of few voice actors who can impersonate MelBlanc in his prime, including characterizations of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, 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.

to:

In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' alone, he is slacker delivery boy Philip J. Fry, MadScientist Professor Hubert Farnsworth, smarmy space captain Zapp Brannigan, [[note]]A role originally written for Creator/PhilHartman, but West stepped in after Hartman was murdered in 1998[[/note]] Richard Nixon (who is now President of Earth and, like many celebrities from the past, is a head kept alive in a jar), and half of any background/supporting characters you see -- oh, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Dr. Zoidberg]], the loser lobster-esque alien doctor.

...and all of this after he first came to public attention as the voice of both ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' after 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[[/note]]. He (along with Joe Alaskey) has become one of few voice actors who can impersonate MelBlanc in his prime, including characterizations of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, 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.
1989-1995 (which explains the joke on "Luck of the Fryrish" when Fry runs into the middle of the streets of Old New York and yells, "Howard Stern is overrated!" It's not only an ActorAllusion, but a TakeThat, as West didn't like working on Howard Stern's radio show either).
19th Dec '12 8:01:13 PM Antwan
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In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' alone, he is Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan, [[note]]A role originally written for PhilHartman, but West stepped in after Hartman was murdered in 1998[[/note]] Nixon and half of any background/supporting characters you see -- oh, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Dr. Zoidberg]], the loser lobster-esque alien doctor.

to:

In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' alone, he is Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan, [[note]]A role originally written for PhilHartman, Creator/PhilHartman, but West stepped in after Hartman was murdered in 1998[[/note]] Nixon and half of any background/supporting characters you see -- oh, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Dr. Zoidberg]], the loser lobster-esque alien doctor.
19th Dec '12 7:23:10 PM Antwan
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->''"Ha! 'Billy West'? [[TakeThatMe What a stupid, phoney, made-up name.]]"''

to:

->''"Ha! 'Billy West'? [[TakeThatMe [[SelfDeprecation What a stupid, phoney, made-up name.]]"''



In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' alone, he is Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan[[note]]A role originally written for PhilHartman, but West stepped in after Hartman was murdered in 1998[[/note]], Nixon and half of any background/supporting characters you see -- oh, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Dr. Zoidberg]], the loser lobster-esque alien doctor.

...and all of this after he first came to public attention as the voice of both ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' after 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[[/note]]. He (along with Joe Alaskey) has become one of few voice actors who can impersonate MelBlanc in his prime, including characterizations of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and other characters from the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes. He's also the Red M&M.

Also, even before he was known for animation voicing, West worked in radio, and was actually a cast member of ''Radio/TheHowardSternShow'' from 1989-1995.

to:

In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' alone, he is Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan[[note]]A Brannigan, [[note]]A role originally written for PhilHartman, but West stepped in after Hartman was murdered in 1998[[/note]], 1998[[/note]] Nixon and half of any background/supporting characters you see -- oh, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Dr. Zoidberg]], the loser lobster-esque alien doctor.

...and all of this after he first came to public attention as the voice of both ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' after 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[[/note]]. He (along with Joe Alaskey) has become one of few voice actors who can impersonate MelBlanc in his prime, including characterizations of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and other characters from the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes. He's also the Red M&M.

Also, even
M&M. Even before he was known for animation voicing, all these roles, West worked in radio, and was actually a cast member of ''Radio/TheHowardSternShow'' from 1989-1995.
19th Dec '12 7:20:55 PM Antwan
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->''Ha! "Billy West"? What a stupid, phoney, made-up name.''
-->-- '''Philip J. Fry''', ''{{Futurama}}''

->''[[MemeAcknowledgment Not sure if this is a generic voicemail message, or I mistakenly dialed Billy West]]''
-->--Futurama Promo

to:

->''Ha! "Billy West"? ->''"Ha! 'Billy West'? [[TakeThatMe What a stupid, phoney, made-up name.''
]]"''
-->-- '''Philip J. Fry''', ''{{Futurama}}''

->''[[MemeAcknowledgment
''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

->''"[[MemeAcknowledgment
Not sure if this is a generic voicemail message, or I mistakenly dialed Billy West]]''
-->--Futurama
West]]"''
-->-- ''Futurama''
Promo



In ''{{Futurama}}'' alone, he is Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan[[note]]A role originally written for PhilHartman, but West stepped in after Hartman was murdered in 1998[[/note]], Nixon and half of any background/supporting characters you see -- oh, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Dr. Zoidberg]], the loser lobster-esque alien doctor.

...and all of this after he first came to public attention as the voice of both ''RenAndStimpy'' after 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[[/note]]. He (along with Joe Alaskey) has become one of few voice actors who can impersonate MelBlanc in his prime, including characterizations of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and other characters from the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes. He's also the Red M&M.

to:

In ''{{Futurama}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' alone, he is Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan[[note]]A role originally written for PhilHartman, but West stepped in after Hartman was murdered in 1998[[/note]], Nixon and half of any background/supporting characters you see -- oh, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Dr. Zoidberg]], the loser lobster-esque alien doctor.

...and all of this after he first came to public attention as the voice of both ''RenAndStimpy'' ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' after 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[[/note]]. He (along with Joe Alaskey) has become one of few voice actors who can impersonate MelBlanc in his prime, including characterizations of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and other characters from the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes. He's also the Red M&M.



[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused]] with the guy from ''TheAdventuresOfBayouBilly''.

His brother Mike voiced Fox [=McCloud=] in StarFox64 (but not in its [=3DS=] remake)

to:

[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused]] with the guy from ''TheAdventuresOfBayouBilly''.

His
the video game ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfBayouBilly''. Interestingly, his brother Mike voiced Fox [=McCloud=] in StarFox64 ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' (but not in its [=3DS=] remake)remake).
29th Nov '12 6:23:01 AM malonkey1
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->''[[MemeAcknowledgement Not sure if this is a generic voicemail message, or I mistakenly dialed Billy West]]''

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->''[[MemeAcknowledgement ->''[[MemeAcknowledgment Not sure if this is a generic voicemail message, or I mistakenly dialed Billy West]]''
29th Nov '12 6:22:40 AM malonkey1
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->''[[AcknowledgedMeme Not sure if this is a generic voicemail message, or I mistakenly dialed Billy West]]''

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->''[[AcknowledgedMeme ->''[[MemeAcknowledgement Not sure if this is a generic voicemail message, or I mistakenly dialed Billy West]]''



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