Arthur Burghardt

Arthur Burghardt (born August 29, 1947) is a retired American actor, best known for portraying Jack Scott on the soap opera One Life to Live. In animation, he's known for lending his deep bass voice as Devastator in The Transformers, Destro, Stalker and Iceberg in G. I. Joe and Pete in several Disney video games.

Arthur Burghardt
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Burghardt at the 2019 GalaxyCon Raleigh
Arthur Naiper Burghardt

(1947-08-29) August 29, 1947 (age 73)
Years active1974–2010


His first movie appearance was as the Great Ahmed Kahn in Network (1976). Notable voice roles include Destro in the animated series G.I. Joe and Devastator on The Transformers. He also lent his deep bass voice as Venom in Ultimate Spider-Man. He also lent his deep bass voice as Turbo in Challenge of the Gobots. Burghardt appeared in the series premiere of the short-lived 1991 sitcom Good Sports with Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett. In 1997, he was the voice of "Cy" in the family science fiction movie Star Kid and portrayed Laurant in the 2001 TV series Los Luchadores.

Burghardt played a commando in the early-1990s video game Night Trap. In Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, he lent his distinctive bass voice as Mannoroth and Grom Hellscream in 2002, and later in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm he reprised his role as Mannoroth. In 2010 he lent his powerful bass voice as Thanatos in God of War: Ghost of Sparta and afterwards retired that year.

The fictional Arthur Burghardt Expressway in the 8th season Seinfeld episode, "The Pothole", is named after Burghardt.

In 2016, Arthur Burghardt joined the convention circuit with his representative CelebWorx. He appeared at Long Beach Comic Con.



Year Title Role Notes
1976 Network Great Ahmed Kahn
1985 Robotix Argus, Steth Direct-to-video
Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines Professor D. (voice) Uncredited
1986 GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Turbo, Cop-Tur, Talc (voices)
The Transformers: The Movie Devastator (voice) [1]
1987 G.I. Joe: The Movie Destro, Iceberg (voices) Direct-to-video[1]
1990 The Prince and the Pauper Pete (voice) [1]
1991 A Rage in Harlem Bo
1994 The Favor Hotel Clerk
Cosmic Slop Justin Jasper Television film
Segment: "Space Traders"
1997 Star Kid Cyborsuit (voice)
1998 Denial Stuffy Man
2000 Killjoy Homeless Man Direct-to-video
Last film role


Year Title Role Notes
1978–1980 One Life to Live Dr. Jack Scott
1979 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Additional voices
1980 Diff'rent Strokes Mr. DuPrey Episode: "First Love"
1983–1986 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Destro, Stalker, Iceberg (voices) Recurring role
1982–1984 Knots Landing Louis Bonfort, D.A., Dr. Rosen 4 episodes
1983 Hardcastle and McCormick Lt. Stanton 2 episodes
Super Friends Head of Volti (voice) Episode: "Day of the Dinosaurs"
Alvin and the Chipmunks Additional voices 13 episodes
1984 Santa Barbara TV Reporter 1 episode
Partners in Crime Leon DeRoy Episode: "Celebrity"
Cover Up Boris Culver Episode: "Harper-Gate"
Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show General Plankton, Additional voices 8 episodes
Saturday Supercade Borf, Mr. Friendly (voices)
Dragon's Lair Cinge (voice) Episode: "Tale of the Enchanted Gift"
Challenge of the GoBots Turbo, Cop-Tur (voices) 9 episodes
1984–1986 The Transformers Devastator (voice) 9 episodes
1985 Hill Street Blues Maddy Episode: "Intestinal Fortitude"
The Jeffersons Mr. Harris Episode: "Last Dance"
Robotix Argus, Steth (voices) Episode: "Battle of the Titans"
Sectaurs Spidrax, Spiderflyer (voices) 5 episodes
1986 The Fall Guy Tony Maguire Episode: "The Lucky Stiff"
Pound Puppies Dr. Black, Newsreporter (voices) 2 episodes
Foofur Additional voices 3 episodes
1987–1989 227 Walter Gipson, Krieger 2 episodes
1987 Starman Les Martin Episode: "The System"
Bionic Six Edward Tully Episode: "The Hive"
Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs Commander (voice) Episode: "Star Sheriff Round Up"
The Real Ghostbusters The Undying One, Ambassador Yali (voices) Episode: "Moaning Stones"
1988 Frank's Place Coach Richards Episode: "The Recruiting Game"
1989 The Robert Guillaume Show Dr. Hug Episode: "Fast Friends"
1990–1992 Tom & Jerry Kids Additional voices 2 episodes
1991 Good Sports Stu Ramsey Episode: "Pros and Ex-Cons"
1992 Fievel's American Tails Hambone (voice) Episode: "The Gift"
1995 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Elban Bigfoot (voice) Episode: "Bigfoot, Don't Fail Me Now"[1]
1995 Live Shot Episode: "Shake, Rattle, and Roll"
1996 Bone Chillers Principal Pussman Recurring role; 9 episodes
1997–1998 Conan the Adventurer The Skull That Talks (voice) 22 episodes
1998–2000 The Wild Thornberrys Big Buffalo, Rhino (voices) 2 episodes[1]
2001 Los Luchadores Laurant Recurring role; 16 episodes
As Told by Ginger Santa Claus #2 (voice) Episode: "The Even Steven Holiday Special"[1]
2002 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Roller Ghoster (voice) Episode: "Roller Ghoster Ride"
2006 Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! Commodore Game Master (voice) 2 episodes

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Night Trap Commando [1]
1995 Stonekeep Khull-Khuum the Shadowking [1]
1996 Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter Imperial Officer #5
1999 Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast Narrator, Demonknight
2000 Freedom: First Resistance Zared, Oq, Poter PK
2002 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Mannoroth, Grom Hellscream Uncredited
Monsters, Inc. Scream Arena Schmidt
Disney Golf Pete
Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon Aquanog Crew, Aquanog Mayor, Admiral [1]
Disney Sports Soccer Pete
Disney Sports Skateboarding
Disney Sports Football
2003 Disney Sports Basketball
Disney's Party
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay Booger, Haamid, Thunder
World of Warcraft Mannoroth
2005 Predator: Concrete Jungle Additional voices [1]
Ultimate Spider-Man Venom
2007 World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Grommash Hellscream, Mannoroth
2009 The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Booger, Haamid, Thunder
2010 God of War: Ghost of Sparta Thanatos [1]
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Mannoroth


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Arthur Burghardt - 49 Character Images". Behind The Voice Actors.

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