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William Richard Werstine (born April 16, 1952), known professionally as Billy West, is an American voice actor and comedian born in UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}}. 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]] (some of which will sound like they're pitched up or down or autotuned on the track, but aren't).

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William Richard Werstine (born April 16, 1952), known professionally as [[StageNames Billy West, West]], is an American voice actor and comedian born in UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}}. 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]] (some of which will sound like they're pitched up or down or autotuned on the track, but aren't).
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* Julius and Graham in ''WebAnimation/ZombieCollege''

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* Julius and Graham in ''WebAnimation/ZombieCollege''''Zombie College''
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* Grampa Nick in ''WesternAnimation/BigCityGreens''
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* ActingForTwo: This is very prevalent in the shows he has been a part of.
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* Phillip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, Leo Wong, Officer Smitty, and many, many others in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

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* Phillip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, Leo Wong, Wong[[note]]until season 8, when he was replaced by Feodor Chin[[/note]], Officer Smitty, and many, many others in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
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Removing a chained sinkhole.


He's also quite adamant about not working on projects that prioritize [[CelebrityVoiceActor celebrity]] StuntCasting over actual voice actors which means that he's all but entirely absent from the filmographies of [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationStudios Disney]], Creator/{{Pixar}}, Creator/{{DreamWorks|Animation}}, and Creator/{{Illumination|Entertainment}}.[[labelnote:*]]Specifically, his issue is with casting celebrities for the sake of marketing purposes while they do nothing unique with their voice performances and simply play themselves. However, he doesn't mind some celebrity voice performances like Creator/RobinWilliams as [[WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}} the Genie]], Creator/MikeMyers as Franchise/{{Shrek}}, and Creator/TomHanks as [[Franchise/ToyStory Woody]] because they all were playing unique characters with their voices.[[/labelnote]]

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He's also quite adamant about not working on projects that prioritize [[CelebrityVoiceActor celebrity]] StuntCasting over actual voice actors which means that he's all but entirely absent from the filmographies of [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationStudios Disney]], Creator/{{Pixar}}, Creator/{{DreamWorks|Animation}}, and Creator/{{Illumination|Entertainment}}.[[labelnote:*]]Specifically, his issue is with casting celebrities for the sake of marketing purposes while they do nothing unique with their voice performances and simply play themselves. However, he doesn't mind some celebrity voice performances like Creator/RobinWilliams as [[WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}} the Genie]], Creator/MikeMyers as Franchise/{{Shrek}}, and Creator/TomHanks as [[Franchise/ToyStory Woody]] because they all were playing unique characters with their voices.[[/labelnote]]
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He's also quite adamant about not working on projects that prioritize [[CelebrityVoiceActor celebrity stunt-casting]] over actual voice actors which means that he's all but entirely absent from the filmographies of [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationStudios Disney]], Creator/{{Pixar}}, Creator/{{DreamWorks|Animation}}, and Creator/{{Illumination|Entertainment}}.[[labelnote:*]]To be clear, he's not entirely opposed to mainstream celebrities crossing over into animation; he's had fewer objections to celebrity voice performances like Creator/RobinWilliams as [[WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}} the Genie]], Creator/MikeMyers as Franchise/{{Shrek}}, and Creator/TomHanks as [[Franchise/ToyStory Woody]] because these guys were playing unique characters with their voices. His ire is directed more firmly at the trend of casting celebrities who do nothing unique with their vocal performances and are simply playing themselves because the studio is banking on their name recognition to draw in an audience.[[/labelnote]]

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He's also quite adamant about not working on projects that prioritize [[CelebrityVoiceActor celebrity stunt-casting]] celebrity]] StuntCasting over actual voice actors which means that he's all but entirely absent from the filmographies of [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationStudios Disney]], Creator/{{Pixar}}, Creator/{{DreamWorks|Animation}}, and Creator/{{Illumination|Entertainment}}.[[labelnote:*]]To be clear, he's not entirely opposed to mainstream [[labelnote:*]]Specifically, his issue is with casting celebrities crossing over into animation; he's had fewer objections to for the sake of marketing purposes while they do nothing unique with their voice performances and simply play themselves. However, he doesn't mind some celebrity voice performances like Creator/RobinWilliams as [[WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}} the Genie]], Creator/MikeMyers as Franchise/{{Shrek}}, and Creator/TomHanks as [[Franchise/ToyStory Woody]] because these guys they all were playing unique characters with their voices. His ire is directed more firmly at the trend of casting celebrities who do nothing unique with their vocal performances and are simply playing themselves because the studio is banking on their name recognition to draw in an audience.voices.[[/labelnote]]
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* Kefin in ''WebAnimation/GorillaGirl''

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* Kefin in ''WebAnimation/GorillaGirl''''Gorilla Girl''
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He's also quite adamant about not working on projects that prioritize [[CelebrityVoiceActor celebrity stunt-casting]] over actual voice actors which means that he's all but entirely absent from the filmographies of [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationStudios Disney]], Creator/{{Pixar}}, Creator/{{DreamWorks|Animation}}, and Creator/{{Illumination|Entertainment}}.[[labelnote:*]]To be clear, he's not entirely opposed to mainstream celebrities crossing over into animation; he's had fewer objections to celebrity voice performances like Creator/RobinWilliams as [[WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}} the Genie]], Creator/MikeMyers as WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}, and Creator/TomHanks as [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Woody]] because these guys were playing unique characters with their voices. His ire is directed more firmly at the trend of casting celebrities who do nothing unique with their vocal performances and are simply playing themselves because the studio is banking on their name recognition to draw in an audience.[[/labelnote]]

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He's also quite adamant about not working on projects that prioritize [[CelebrityVoiceActor celebrity stunt-casting]] over actual voice actors which means that he's all but entirely absent from the filmographies of [[Creator/WaltDisneyAnimationStudios Disney]], Creator/{{Pixar}}, Creator/{{DreamWorks|Animation}}, and Creator/{{Illumination|Entertainment}}.[[labelnote:*]]To be clear, he's not entirely opposed to mainstream celebrities crossing over into animation; he's had fewer objections to celebrity voice performances like Creator/RobinWilliams as [[WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}} the Genie]], Creator/MikeMyers as WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}, Franchise/{{Shrek}}, and Creator/TomHanks as [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory [[Franchise/ToyStory Woody]] because these guys were playing unique characters with their voices. His ire is directed more firmly at the trend of casting celebrities who do nothing unique with their vocal performances and are simply playing themselves because the studio is banking on their name recognition to draw in an audience.[[/labelnote]]

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