[[caption-width-right:200:[[WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken ''Hello''! It's ''me'', Charlie Adler...]]]]

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Charles Michael "Charlie" Adler (born October 2, 1956 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American voice actor and voice director. Two time Annie Award Nominee Charlie Adler, recently named one of the "top thirteen all time voice-over artists" by Animation Magazine and "Voice Of The Decade" by Animation World News, is at the undisputed top of the world of voice for animation. He is also the director, writer and star of independent live action movie ''No Prom For Cindy'', a teen dramedy about a high school girl (played by the then-middle-aged, muscular Mr. Adler with no attempts to make him look like a girl[[note]]outside of dressing him in the clothes suited for a teenage girl[[/note]] and [[WeirdnessCensor no one in-story noticing or caring that "Cindy" is a man]]) trying to make sense of her sexuality after kissing her best female friend and refusing to make out with a boy who asked her to the prom.

One of the hottest and most sought-after voice directors in the entertainment business, Adler directed Whoopi Goldberg, Andrea Martin and David Spade in the feature ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'' as well as Susan Sarandon, Debbie Reynolds and John Lithgow in the feature sequel ''WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis''. He was the voice director for ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys''; ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' the series; ''Rugrats Kwanzaa''; the cast of ''Series/OneHundredDeedsForEddieMcDowd''; Nickelodeon's ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheBrothersFlub''. He's also directed pilots ''Psycho Ferret'' and ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' for highly regarded studio Klasky Csupo.

As an actor, Charlie Adler starred on Broadway in ''Torch Song Trilogy'' as a successor to Harvey Feinstein. He also toured in the first national company, for which he earned a Helen Hayes Award best actor nomination. Off-Broadway, Charlie starred in ''Family Business'' at the Astor Place Theater for a year, as well as appearing in Alan Albert's acclaimed improv company, ''The Proposition''. Adler co-starred with Imogene Coca and Rita Rudner in ''Theatre/OnceUponAMattress'', with Professor Irwin Corey in Creator/NeilSimon's ''Theatre/GodsFavorite'' and toured as Creator/EdwardAlbee's psycho in ''Theatre/ZooStory''. In addition, he has played Israel Horowitz's Hero in ''Dr Zero'' as well as the Emcee in ''{{Theatre/Cabaret}}''.

On television, Charlie was a regular on very short-lived ''Redd Foxx Show'', assumed the roles of three generations of sons for PBS in ''Then And Now'', and an obsessive photographer in ''First & Ten''. Adler has also been a familiar face in over 100 television commercials for Coca-Cola, [=McDonald's=], IBM, G.E., Big Red Gum and Safeguard Soap. As a writer, Charlie has co-written several ''Tiny Toon'' episodes and his critically acclaimed one main show ''There Used To Be Fireflies'' won him a Dramalogue Award For Best Actor. E!, Entertainment Tonight, TV Guide, PBS, The Los Angeles Times and The New York Daily Post have profiled him, so too the Times. He's been a guest on the Joan Rivers Show and in 1991 Charlie was one of hundreds of guests invited by Barbara Bush to a White House reception in honor of their contributions to the First Lady's literacy program.

!!Notable roles:
* ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'' - Ickis
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' - Junkman
* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' - MODOK
* ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' - Mechanicles
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' - Hokestar, Chicken
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' - Mr. Doodles
* ''WesternAnimation/BrandyAndMrWhiskers'' - Mr. Whiskers
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'' - Deputy Fuzz, Tex Hex
* ''WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters'' - Jammet
* ''Film/CoolWorld'' - Nails the Spider
* ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' - [[CrossDressingVoices Cow]], Chicken, Cousin Boneless Chicken, The Red Guy, various
* ''WesternAnimation/DinoRiders'' - Rulon Hammerhead
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' - Andy Ape
* ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'' - Gormel, Molly, Jester Ghost
* ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' TV series - Professor Monkey-For-a-Head
* ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' - Mano Negra
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' game series - Harold
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstoneKids'' - Cavey Jr.
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' - Low-Light
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute'' - Cobra Commander, Hard Master, Stalker, Flint, Gung-Ho
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' - Cobra Commander
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodTheBadAndHuckleberryHound'' - Stinky Dalton
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHauntedWorldOfElSuperbeasto'' - Krongarr
* ''Franchise/HeroFactory'' - Corroder
* ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' - I.R. Baboon and I.B. Red Guy
* ''Film/IKnowThatVoice'' - Himself
* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} Jem and the Holograms]]'' - Eric Raymond, Techrat and Zipper
* ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed'' - Optimatus
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' - Super-Skrull
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' - Pete, the DirtyCoward leader of Lonnie the Shark's biker gang
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' - Dr. Droid
* ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse: The New Adventures'' - Batbat, Witch, additional voices
* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' - Spike the dragon ([[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials TV specials]] and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'')
* ''WesternAnimation/PetAlien'' - Dinko, Flip, Dr Daffodil, Gepetto
* ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' - Ignus
* ''WesternAnimation/ProjectGeeKeR'' - Dr. Maston
* ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'' - Prime Minister Ricobo
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' - Ed Bighead, Bev Bighead, Mr. and Mrs. Fathead, Gladys the Big Hippo Lady, George Wolfe (Heffer's adopted father), Grandpa Wolfe (Heffer's adopted grandfather), Mr. Dupette (Mr. Bighead's boss, though the episode "Canned" had him as Rocko's boss at Super-Lot-O-Comics).
* ''VideoGame/{{Sacrifice}}'' - Charnel
* ''WesternAnimation/SkyCommanders'' - Dreek
* ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' - Snively
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' - Nat Smurf
* ''WesternAnimation/ShurikenSchool'' - Principle of Shuriken, Principle of Katana, Tetsuo, Cleaning Lady, Vlad
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' - Ambassador S'taass
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' - Captain Britain, Doctor Doom, Doombots, Melter, Sabretooth, Wrecker, Plantman, Super-Skrull
* ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' - T-Bone (Chance Furlong), Murray, Fango, Zed, various others
* ''Timeless Tales'' - The Ugly Duckling
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' - Buster Bunny and Roderick Rat
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryKids'' - Dripple
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' - Decepticon Targetmaster Triggerhappy, Silverbolt, Duros, Vorath and Dirk
* ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' film series - Starscream
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'' - WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' - A Talking Report Card
* ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' - Mojo
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWizardOfOz'' - The Cowardly Lion
!!Tropes applicable to him include:
* ActingForTwo: Quite a lot. Overlaps with TalkingToHimself. Much like Creator/BillyWest, Creator/TressMacNeille, and Creator/MelBlanc, Adler is one of those voice actors who could conceivably voice every character (male and female) in an animated show if given the chance (and Adler has, if ''Cow and Chicken'' is indicative of anything).
* BreakthroughHit: For voice acting: ''TinyToonAdventures'' in 1991, for directing and behind-the-scenes work, ''The Rugrats Movie'' in 1998.
* CrossDressingVoices: As Cow in ''Cow and Chicken'', Bev Bighead and Gladys Hippo in ''Rocko's Modern Life'' and numerous others. He also uses his Cow voice whenever Buster Bunny crossdresses.
* TheDanza: Played a recurring character called Mr. Adler in ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead''.
* DoingItForTheArt: The short film ''No Prom for Cindy'' was conceived when Adler was talking with David Feiss (the creator of ''Cow and Chicken'' and ''IAmWeasel'') and Michael Ryan (one of the writers of the two aforementioned shows) about [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/people/davefeiss.html "the power of acting, and specifically, what if something were horribly cast, but through the power of acting, you could pull it off"]], which explains why Adler was cast in the lead role.
* GutturalGrowler: As Starscream, Cobra Commander, Super Skrull, and Dr. Doom.
* LargeHam: Often when he plays spastic characters with high voices, like Ickis, Buster Bunny, or Chicken, and ''especially'' when he voices smug asshole characters, like Mr. Bighead and the Red Guy.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: But it's usually easy to detect his characteristic voice.
* NonSingingVoice: Subverted in the ''Tiny Toons'' movie where he does sing for Buster Bunny. However, Buster's Duelling Banjos musical number was done by Creator/RobPaulsen.
* StarMakingRole: Nat Smurfling in Smurfs in 1983. Although a character he played earlier recently became a favourite for the bronies.
* TheImmodestOrgasm: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg2uhwTeitg This video]] from a ''Talking Toons'' live special has Adler doing this as The Red Guy. Even David Feiss -- who created [[CowAndChicken two Cartoon Network shows]] [[IAmWeasel of dubious content]] -- [[EveryoneHasStandards was hiding his face in embarrassment (and to keep from laughing)]].
* TheOtherDarrin: Replaced Thom Adcox as the voice of Felix in ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat''.
* PlayingAgainstType: Since 2007 he mostly plays serious villains like Starscream and Cobra Commander.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: Has played roles alongside Creator/TomKenny and Creator/TressMacNeille many times.
* TalkingToHimself: And in ''Rocko's Modern Life'' (the BannedEpisode "Leap Frogs") he almost had sex with himself.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://www.mania.com/meet-charlie-adler-new-king-voice-actors_article_25789.html Originally, Charlie Adler wanted to be a painter, but abandoned that dream when he was diagnosed with colorblindness]].