From an unlikely source comes this story: “10 Voice Actors Who Shaped Your Childhood and You Didn’t Even Know It.” Some of them are names easily recognized in the industry, including the legendary Daws Butler and Mel Blanc, but includes some that you may not truly may not know.
My personal favorite on the list is Bill Melendez the voice of both Snoopy and Woodstock, if only because over this Thanksgiving weekend, we watched “A Boy Named Charlie Brown” and “Snoopy Come Home.” By the way, if you have a need to hear a sad song, check out “Do You Remember Me (Lila’s Theme)” from “Snoopy Come Home.” Never fails to draw a tear for me.
Another one of special note here is Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo. He recently was the subject of a film titled “Being Elmo,” and from all accounts is definitely something to check out. Even though Elmo’s voice tends to grate on us as adults, we cannot deny the impact that Clash has had on a generation of children through Elmo and Sesame Street.
Are there any voice artists from your childhood that had an impact on you?