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->''"[[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Freedom is the right of all sentient beings. No sacrifice is too great in the service of freedom. One shall stand, one shall fall. Autobots, transform and roll out!]]"''

The voice of [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]].

Peter Cullen (July 28, 1941-) is a Canadian voice actor who is perhaps best known as the voice of Optimus Prime in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' (he would subsequently reprise his role as Optimus in Creator/MichaelBay's [[Film/{{Transformers}} live-action Transformers film series]] and the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' animated series). In addition, he has narrated and played Coran and King Alfor in the ''[[Anime/{{Voltron}} Lion Voltron]]'' series, the transforming spaceship/robot Ramrod in the 1980s anime series ''Anime/SaberRiderAndTheStarSheriffs'', Commander James Hawkins in the ''[[Anime/{{Voltron}} Vehicle Voltron]]'' series, [[TheEeyore Eeyore]] in ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'', Venger in ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'', the narrator, Murky Dismal, and Skydancer in ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'', Eddie Spenser in ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'', the Franchise/{{Predator}} in the original film, Film/KingKong in the 1976 remake, and [[EvilTwin KARR]] in ''Series/KnightRider''. He also holds the milestone of being the first person to provide the voice of [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] (in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' segments from ''WesternAnimation/SaturdaySupercade''), and for many years provided voice-overs for Creator/{{Toonami}}'s promos. Cullen also voiced Monterey Jack on ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' for the first season, but was replaced by Creator/JimCummings for the rest of the series (it should also be noted that Cummings voiced Monterey Jack in the five-part pilot movie "To The Rescue").

Then when the news broke that he was to return to voice Optimus Prime, the fandom rejoiced, giving the temporary TropeNamer (Cue Cullen) for SugarWiki/AndTheFandomRejoiced.

Then when the news broke that he was not to return to voice Eeyore, people were not quite so happy.

The fandom rejoiced once more, when he reprised the role of KARR in the new ''Series/KnightRider'' series. Even more so because KARR is a TransformingMecha in this version.

And before you ask, yes, Optimus and Eeyore are his favorite roles.

No relation to BillCullen, or [[Literature/{{Twilight}} that sparkly vampire dude.]] Also, not to be confused with Peter Mullan.
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