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[[caption-width-right:350:Clockwise: [[Film/ReAnimator Dr. Herbert West]], [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Weyoun]], [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Ratchet]], [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Question]]]]

->''"Jeffrey Combs plays camp slimy bastards, camp computery bastards, camp crazy bastards, camp mental bastards, camp money-grabbing bastards, and camp brain-damaged bastards."''
-->-- ''WebVideo/DiamandaHagan''


Describe Jeffrey Combs here.

''He wears a blue overcoat, fedora.''

[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague You really stink at this]].

''[[ComicallyMissingThePoint Orange socks?]]''

A character actor born September 9, 1954, Jeffrey Alan Combs attracted distinct fandoms for his work in four separate franchises:\\
1) Appearing in {{horror films}}, best known role being [[Film/ReAnimator Dr. Herbert West]].\\
2) Playing a of number of characters in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise, most notably Weyoun and Shran.\\
3) Providing his voice to the {{DCAU}} franchise.\\
4) Voicing Ratchet in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise''.

He starred in ''Film/ReAnimator'' and its sequels as Creator/HPLovecraft's {{mad scientist}} [[AntiHero anti-hero]] Herbert West. Combs also appeared in ''Re-Animator'''s companion piece, ''Film/FromBeyond'', and in many lesser [[LovecraftOnFilm Lovecraftian projects]] of varying quality. He's also known for portraying Creator/EdgarAllanPoe in Television films such as ''The Black Cat'' and in his critically acclaimed one-man show ''Nevermore''.

Combs most notable roles in his numerous roles in ''Franchise/StarTrek'' as Weyoun ([[ExpendableClone several times over]]) in ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' and Shran in ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]''. He also plays the Ferengi Brunt in ''[=DS9=]'' as well as several one-shot roles throughout the series. He was so well-received as Weyoun that the idea of the Vorta being clones was created specifically to bring him back.

Combs lent his voice to ComicBook/TheQuestion in the {{DCAU}}, portrayed as a nervous-brilliant ConspiracyTheorist in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited''. (He would go on to voice two characters who ''work'' for the conspiracy, Headmaster Hayden Montag and Dr. Charles Zurn, in ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''.) Combs also voiced the redesigned Scarecrow in ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]''.

His most recent well known voiced role was Ratchet in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' and ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise''.

He also voiced [[WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes The Leader]], [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated H.P. Hatecraft]], [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Kite Man]], [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011 Soul Sever]], and [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Rat King]].

Jeffrey Combs is particularly recognized for his distinctively creepy voice, which has led him to an increasing amount of work in animation over the last decade. The ironic thing? ''That's not his real voice.'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7CvyJGgMyQ Watch any interview with Combs]] and you'll hear that his natural speaking voice sounds nothing like the idiosyncratic intonation and slimy tone of his "acting voice" that he uses in every single role, regardless of whether he's playing an intentionally creepy character or even a heroic badass. That's right, Jeffrey Combs has been '''[[PigeonholedVoiceActor vocally typecast]]'''.

Now has a [[Quotes/JeffreyCombs Quotes]] page in progress.

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!This actor has appeared in:

!!Film

* 1983 ''Film/TheManWithTwoBrains'' as Dr. Jones
* 1985 ''Film/ReAnimator'' as Dr. Herbert West
* 1986 ''Film/FromBeyond'' as Crawford Tillinghast
* 1987 ''Film/{{Cyclone}}'' as Rick Davenport
* 1988 ''Film/CellarDweller'' as Colin Childress
* 1988 ''Film/PulsePounders'' as The Evil Clergyman
* 1989 ''Film/BrideOfReAnimator'' as Dr. Herbert West
* 1990 ''Film/ThePitAndThePendulum'' as Francisco the Inquisitor
* 1991 ''Film/{{Trancers}} II'' as Dr. Pyle
* 1992 ''Film/DoctorMordrid'' as Doctor Mordrid
* 1992 ''Film/{{Fortress|1992}}'' as D-Day
* 1993 ''Film/{{Necronomicon}}'' as Creator/HPLovecraft
* 1996 ''Film/TheFrighteners'' as Special Agent Milton Dammers
* 1998 ''Film/IStillKnowWhatYouDidLastSummer'' as Mr. Brooks
* 1999 ''Film/{{House on Haunted Hill|1999}}'' as Dr. Vannacut
* 2000 ''Film/FaustLoveOfTheDamned'' as Lt. Dan Margolies
* 2003 ''Film/BeyondReAnimator'' as Dr. Herbert West
* 2006 ''Film/{{Abominable}}'' as Buddy, the Clerk
* 2007 ''Film/ReturnToHouseOnHauntedHill'' as Dr. Vannacut
* 2007 ''Film/TheWizardOfGore'' as The Geek
* 2012 ''Film/WouldYouRather'' as Shepard Lambrick
* 2014 ''Film/SuburbanGothic'' as Dr. Carpenter

!!Television

* 1987 ''Series/{{Beauty and the Beast|1987}}'' as Python
* 1989 ''Series/FreddysNightmares'' as Ralph
* 1989 ''Series/LifeGoesOn'' as Burk Clifton
* 1989 ''Series/{{Hunter}}'' as James Wilkins
* 1991 ''Series/{{The Flash|1990}}'' as Jimmy Swain
* 1994 ''Series/BabylonFive'' as Harriman Gray
* 1994-99 ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' as Weyoun
* 1997 ''WesternAnimation/TheNewBatmanAdventures'' as Scarecrow
* 2000 ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' as Penk
* 2001-05 ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' as Shren
* 2002 ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|2002}}'' as Harry Radditch
* 2003 ''Series/CSICrimeSceneInvestigation'' as Dr. Dale Sterling
* 2005-06 ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' as The Question
* 2005 ''Series/MastersOfHorror'' as Creator/EdgarAllanPoe
* 2005-07 ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' as Dr. Kevin Burkoff
* 2008 ''Series/ColdCase'' as Sly Borden
* 2009 ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' as Kite Man
* 2010-13 ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' as Ratchet
* 2010-11 ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' as Professor Hatecraft
* 2010-12 ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' as The Leader
* 2012 ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2012}}'' as The Rat King
* 2012 ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats|2011}}'' as Soul Sever
* 2013 ''WesternAnimation/DCNation: Doom Patrol'' as Chief
* 2014 ''Series/CriminalMinds'' as John Nichols
* 2014 ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' as Kuphulu
* 2015 ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' as Office Manager
* 2015 ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSmash'' as Mainframe
* 2016 ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise]]'' as Ratchet
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