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Creator / Rob Paulsen

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Not to be confused with Rob Paulson.

"Laughter is the best medicine. And the cool thing is, you can't OD and the refills are free!"

Robert Frederick Paulsen III (born March 11, 1956) is an American voice actor, comedian, impressionist, and singer. Rob loved cartoons as a kid and aspired to be a professional hockey player. Ironically, acting was something to "fall back on" and even though Rob voiced numerous characters in Warner Bros. cartoons (Taz-Mania, Tiny Toon Adventures), he is best known as the voices of the wisecracking Raphael in the original animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series (and would later portray Donatello in the 2012 version before becoming voice director of the succeeding Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, and in more recent times the Motor Mouthed, Groucho Marx-esque Yakko Warner on the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series Animaniacs and the boisterous and energetic laboratory mouse Pinky on Animaniacs as well as Pinky and the Brain.

Paulsen's extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, Spaceballs, and Warlock. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 of them.

Realizing how fortunate he is and passionate about giving to charity, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly those benefiting children and cancer research. Rob's volunteer work with GOALmodels is particularly rewarding. GOALmodels, a high school program in Reseda, California, is designed to inspire ninth-graders to set goals and overcome obstacles in life. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining, and inspiring. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, ice hockey, and riding his motorcycle. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish; son, Ash (an editor for UDON Entertainment who used to work for GameXplain, but left to co-create Good Vibes Gaming), and two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.

He started a podcast, "Talkin' Toons with Rob Paulsen", and is planning a live Q&A/Meet & Greet tour. Both can be accessed at

Best buds with Pinky and the Brain co-star Maurice LaMarche.

Some of Paulsen's roles include:


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Animaniacs - 2020 Voice Cast

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