Corey Gregg Weinberg (born August 3, 1955), known professionally as Corey Burton, is an American voice actor, known as the current voice of Ludwig Von Drake, Captain Hook and others for The Walt Disney Company, Brainiac in the DC animated universe, Count Dooku and Cad Bane in several Star Wars projects and Shockwave in The Transformers. Burton also works extensively with Cartoon Network and Disney Parks.
Corey Gregg Weinberg
August 3, 1955
|Other names||Cory Burton|
|Known for||Ludwig Von Drake|
Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Television Production
2003 for Disney's House of Mouse
Burton began his career at age 17 under the name Corey Weinman, with an imitation performance of voice actor Hans Conried for Disney. He studied radio acting with Daws Butler (Time for Beany, Merrie Melodies, Yogi Bear) for four years and went on to work with nearly all of the original Hollywood radio actors in classic-style radio dramas. He was unsure at first about pursuing voice-work, due to his shy demeanor and Asperger syndrome, but credits the diverse world and character design of Disney's Haunted Mansion attraction as his inspiration to move forward.
Burton has done extensive voice-work for Disney, including animated features and theme park attractions at the Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disney Resort. He provides the "Feature Presentation" voice on direct-to-video video releases and can be heard as the narration voice at Disneyland. He provided the voice of Captain Hook in Disney's Return to Never Land and dubbed the voice of Deems Taylor in Fantasia for the film's 2000 and 2010 re-releases.
Burton has voiced sound-alikes and original characters for over 50 Disney Storyteller records. His roles include:
- Ludwig Von Drake in DuckTales and its 2017 reboot.
- Dale in Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers.
- The White Rabbit and Mad Hatter in Disney's House of Mouse.
- Gruffi Gummi and Toadwart in Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears (replacing Bill Scott).
- Zeus in Disney's Hercules: The Animated Series (replacing Rip Torn).
- Quint and Speedy the Snail in Timon & Pumbaa.
- Gaëtan "Mole" Molière in Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Atlantis: Milo's Return.
- Ansem the Wise in the Kingdom Hearts series.
- Professor Owl in the Disney Sing-Along Songs series.
- King Stefan in Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams.
- Buzz Lightyear in the Disney on Ice adaptation of Toy Story 3.
- Yen Sid and Captain Hook in Epic Mickey.
- Doc Hudson in various Cars media and Radiator Springs Racers (replacing Paul Newman).
- General Knowledge from the former Cranium Command attraction at Epcot.
- Dale, Bruno Biggs and Moe Whiplash from Walt Disney World Quest: Magical Racing Tour.
Burton is perhaps best known to Disney fans for his imitation of the late voice actor Paul Frees as the Ghost Host in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion Holiday attraction. He also recited the classic line "Welcome, foolish mortals" in the opening of the film version of The Haunted Mansion.
Burton provides many others Paul Frees-like voices for Disneyland Park, including several newer pirates in the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction (like the "Pooped Pirate" and the pirate voice that guides you on and off the boat), Grumpy on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction and almost every voice in Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.
Burton performed a Frees imitation as the voice of the announcer in the 1999 film Dudley Do-Right.
Burton appeared as Shockwave, Sunstreaker, Brawn and Spike Witwicky in the original Transformers cartoon by Sunbow Productions and Marvel Productions. He would later voice Megatron, Ratchet, Ironhide, Brawn, Cyrus "The Colossus" Rhodes, Spike Witwicky and Longarm Prime / Shockwave in Transformers: Animated by Cartoon Network.
Burton stated in an interview that Shockwave was by far his favorite character to perform in the original series. However, he turned down the offer to reprise the role in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, so the part was given to Frank Welker, the voice of Megatron / Galvatron.
For the Kingdom Hearts series, Burton voiced Ansem the Wise in Chain of Memories, Birth by Sleep and Dream Drop Distance due to the death of Christopher Lee. For the cinematic version of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, he re-dubbed Lee's lines from the Nintendo DS version. He later reprised his role as Ansem the Wise for Kingdom Hearts III.
Burton has portrayed the supervillain Brainiac in the DC animated universe. He appeared as the character in Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Static Shock and Justice League Unlimited. Although not set within the DCAU, he also reprised his role in Legion of Super Heroes and the online game DC Universe Online.
Other television highlightsEdit
- Narrated the 1992 Discovery Channel documentary Great White!.
- The Scarecrow, Ronald Marshall, Yuri Dimitrov in Batman: Gotham Knight.
- V.V. Argost and Leonidas Van Rook in The Secret Saturdays.
- The titular character in James Bond Jr..
- The Pupununu in Tak and the Power of Juju.
- Invisibo in Freakazoid!.
- Old Queeks in Mike, Lu & Og.
- Captain Marvel in Superman/Batman: Public Enemies.
- Red Tornado, Silver Cyclone, Doctor Mid-Nite, Will Magnus, Mercury and Thomas Wayne in Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
- Count Dooku, Cad Bane and Ziro the Hutt in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
- Tomax in G.I. Joe.
- Goon, Kanawk and Tauron in Robotix.
- Law in G.I. Joe: Renegades.
- Brain, Dudley H. Dudley, Hamilton Hill, James Gordon and Wizard in Young Justice.
- Dash Whippet for Pound Puppies.
- Brainstorm, Malware and Mr. Baumann in Ben 10: Omniverse.
- Dracula in Avengers Assemble and Ultimate Spider-Man.
- Ranger Smith in Boo Boo Runs Wild and A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith.
- Played Jerry Lyden in the radio series Alien Worlds.
- Has done work for the Universal Studios theme parks.
- Does voice-overs for Old Navy commercials and a promo for Final Fantasy XII
- In the WWE, Burton provided voice-overs for the WrestleMania XXV recap segments.
- Various characters in the 1980 cult classic Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind.
- The titular creatures in the Critters film series.
- Narrator for the video game Brütal Legend.
- Tromell Guado and Maester Kelk Ronso in the video game Final Fantasy X.
- Volteer the Electric Guardian Dragon, Exhumor and Mason in The Legend of Spyro trilogy.
- Zeus in the God of War series.
- Footman, Bricabrac, Goggles, Fluffy Show Announcer and WACME Quiz Master in the 1996 adventure game Toonstruck.
- Numerous supporting roles on Focus on the Family's radio drama Adventures in Odyssey.
- Doctor N. Gin and Doctor Nefarious Tropy in the video games Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.
- Jack in the theme park attraction The House at Haunted Hill.
- Narrator of the film The A-Team.
- Hugo Strange in the video game Batman: Arkham City.
- John Grey (Jean Grey's father) for Wolverine and the X-Men.
- Provided voice samples for the song "Machete" by DJ Hazard and the album Universus by ShockOne.
- Game Narrator for Disney Coaster.
- Announcer for the El Rey Network.
|1980||Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind||Narrator||Short film|
|1982||The Sword and the Sorcerer||Additional Voices|
|The Adventures of Curious George||The Man in the Yellow Hat, Additional Voices|
|1983||Good-bye, Cruel World||Additional Voices|
|The Transformers: The Movie||Brawn, Shockwave, Spike Witwicky (voices)|
|Poltergeist II: The Other Side||Reverend Henry Kane||Uncredited|
|Flight of the Navigator||R.A.L.F. (voice)|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah||Professor Owl, Bertie Birdbrain (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|I Am Joe's Ear||Joe's Ear (voice)|
|Castle in the Sky||Additional Voices||2003 English dub|
|1987||Disney Sing-Along Songs: Heigh-Ho||Professor Owl, Bertie Birdbrain (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|G.I. Joe: The Movie||Tomax (voice)|
|Amazon Women on the Moon||Anchorman|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: The Bare Necessities||Professor Owl, Bertie Birdbrain, Jiminy Cricket (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|1988||Invasion Earth: The Aliens Are Here||Alien Voice|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: You Can Fly!||Professor Owl, Ludwig Von Drake, Bertie Birdbrain (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|Poltergeist III||Reverend Henry Kane||Uncredited|
|1989||Kiki's Delivery Service||Radio Announcer (voice)||1998 English dub|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Fun with Music||Professor Owl, Ludwig Von Drake, Bertie Birdbrain (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|Goofy About Health||Narrator|
|Wonders of Life||General Knowledge, Chicken (voices)|
|Stanley and the Dinosaurs||Stanley (voice)|
|1990||Roller Coaster Rabbit||Droopy (voice)||Short film|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Under the Sea||Professor Owl, Ludwig Von Drake, Bertie Birdbrain (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Disneyland Fun||Professor Owl, White Rabbit, Dale, Bertie Birdbrain (voices)||Uncredited|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious||Professor Owl, Ludwig Von Drake, Bertie Birdbrain (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|1992||Disney Sing-Along Songs: Be Our Guest||Professor Owl, Bertie Birdbrain (voices)|
|Aladdin||Prince Achmed, Necklace Merchant (voices)|
|1993||Trail Mix-Up||Droopy (voice)||Short film|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Friend Like Me||Professor Owl, Bertie Birdbrain (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|1994||Mickey's Fun Songs: Campout at Walt Disney World||Dale (voice)|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Circle of Life||Professor Owl, Bertie Birdbrain (voices)|
|1995||A Goofy Movie||Wendall (voice)|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Colors of the Wind||Dale, Captain Hook, Mr. Smee (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|Mickey's Fun Songs: Beach Party at Walt Disney World||Professor Owl, Ludwig Von Drake, Bertie Birdbrain (voices)|
|1996||The Best of Roger Rabbit||Droopy (voice)||Short film|
|The Hunchback of Notre Dame||Brutish Guard (voice)|
|Black Mask||Commissioner (voice)|
|Disney's Greatest Video, Volume 1||Dale the Chipmunk, Ludwig Von Drake (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|Aladdin and the King of Thieves||Additional Voices|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Zero to Hero||Professor Owl, Bertie Birdbrain (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|1998||Mulan||Male Ancestor (voice)|
|The Spirit of Mickey||Ludwig Von Drake (voice)|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Honor to Us All||Professor Owl, Bertie Birdbrain (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|Skating the Half Pipe||Narrator|
|1999||Hercules: Zero to Hero||Zeus (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|Dudley Do-Right||The Announcer|
|Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas||Dale (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|Toy Story 2||Woody's Roundup Announcer (voice)|
|2001||The Trumpet of the Swan||Senator (voice)|
|Atlantis: The Lost Empire||Gaëtan "Mole" Molière (voice)|
|Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse||Ludwig Von Drake, Gus, Grumpy, Captain Hook, Mad Hatter (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|2002||Return to Never Land||Captain Hook (voice)|
|The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Have Time, Will Travel||Additional Voices||Direct-to-video|
|Cinderella II: Dreams Come True||Gus, Stable Hand, Mert (voices)|
|Mickey's House of Villains||Captain Hook, Chernabog, "How to" Narrator, Chief O'Hara (voices)|
|Treasure Planet||Onus (voice)|
|2003||101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure||The Thunderbolt Adventure Hour Narrator||Direct-to-video|
|Atlantis: Milo's Return||Gaëtan "Mole" Molière (voice)|
|Stitch! The Movie||Additional Voices|
|2004||The Lion King 1½||Grumpy (voice)|
|Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas||Elf #4 (voice)|
|2005||Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars||Additional Voices|
|2006||Asterix and the Vikings||Doublehelix (voice)||English dub|
|2007||Cinderella III: A Twist in Time||Gus (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|Planet Terror||Additional Narrator|
|Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams||King Stefan (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|How to Hook Up Your Home Theater||Narrator|
|2008||Justice League: The New Frontier||Abin Sur, Ray Palmer (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|Batman: Gotham Knight||The Scarecrow, Ronald Marshall, Yuri Dimitrov (voices)|
|Starship Troopers 3: Marauder||Official Voice|
|Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Whorm Loathsom, Ziro the Hutt, Kronos-327 (voices)|
|2009||Superman/Batman: Public Enemies||Captain Marvel, Solomon Grundy (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|The Princess and the Frog||Mr. Harvey Fenner (voice)|
|2012||Hotel Transylvania||Mr. Bigfoot (voice)|
|Goodnight Mr. Foot||Mr. Bigfoot (voice)||Short film|
|Partysaurus Rex||Captain Suds (voice)|
|Machete Kills||Trailer Voice Guy|
|I Know That Voice||Himself||Documentary|
|2014||JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time||Captain Cold, Time Trapper (voices)||Direct-to-video|
|Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery||Bayard, Announcer (voices)|
|Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy||Baron Basil, Ghost of the Baron (voices)|
|Rocky and Bullwinkle||Snidely Whiplash, Mayor (voices)|
|2018||Ralph Breaks the Internet||Grumpy (voice)|
|1984–87||The Transformers||Brawn, Shockwave, Sunstreaker, Spike Witwicky, Alpha Trion, Wideload, others|
|1985||Robotix||Tauron, Goon, Kanawk|
|1985–86||G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero||Tomax, Lt. Clay Moore, Owen Van Mark, Gerky Potemkin|
|1986||DTV Valentine||Gruffi Gummi|
|1986–91||Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears||Gruffi Gummi, Toadwart, Additional Voices||Replacing Bill Scott|
|1987–89||DuckTales||Ludwig Von Drake, Phil Barker, Additional Voices|
|1989–90||Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers||Dale, Zipper, Mole, Snout, Additional Voices|
|1990||The Magical World of Disney||Ludwig Von Drake||Ep. "A DuckTales Valentine"|
|1991||James Bond Jr.||James Bond Jr.|
|1992||Goof Troop||"How to" Narrator, Circus Ringmaster|
|Raw Toonage||Ludwig Von Drake, Captain Hook|
|Darkwing Duck||Rubber Chicken||Ep. "Mutantcy on the Bouncy"|
|1993–94||Bonkers||Ludwig Von Drake, Mad Hatter, Additional Voices|
|Mighty Max||Felix, Osiris|
|1995–99||The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa||Quint, Speedy the Snail, Fronk, Creepy Fortune Teller|
|1995–96||Phantom 2040||Kit Walker, 23rd Phantom, Biot, Security Biot, 20th Phantom, Thin Man|
|1996||Quack Pack||Ludwig Von Drake|
|Dexter's Laboratory||The Narrator||Ep. "The Lab of Tomorrow"|
|1996–98||Superman: The Animated Series||Brainiac, Binko, Additional Voices|
|1998–99||Disney's Hercules: The Animated Series||Zeus|
|1999–2001||Batman Beyond||Istivan Hegedesh, Vilmos Egans, Barge Captain, Captain, Kobra Op #1|
|Mickey Mouse Works||Ludwig Von Drake, J. Audubon Woodlore, Chief O'Hara, Narrator|
|1999||Boo Boo Runs Wild||Ranger Smith, Moose|
|A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith||Ranger Smith|
|2000||Poochini's Yard||Additional Voices|
|2001–02||Disney's House of Mouse||Various|
|2001–03||Justice League||Brainiac, Forager, Metallo, Toyman, Weather Wizard, Dr. Blizzard|
|2002, 2017||Samurai Jack||Monk #1, Goatman, The Murder of Crows|
|2003–05||Star Wars: Clone Wars||Count Dooku, San Hill, Warrior #2|
|2004||ChalkZone||King Mumbo Jumbo, Stick Figure Baker||Ep. "The Big Blow Up"|
|2005||Duck Dodgers||Martian Commander Z-9|
|2005–06||Justice League Unlimited||Brainiac, Key, Sonar, Toyman, Weather Wizard|
|2006–14||The Boondocks||Various Voices|
|2006–16||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse||Ludwig Von Drake, Dale|
|2007–09||Transformers: Animated||Ratchet, Megatron, Shockwave, Ironhide, Brawn, others|
|2007–08||Legion of Super Heroes||Brainiac|
|Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Count Dooku, Cad Bane, TX-20, Sib Canay, HELIOS-3E, Mar Tuuk, others|
|2008–10||The Secret Saturdays||V.V. Argost, Leonidas Van Rook|
|2008–11||Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Red Tornado, Silver Cyclone, Thomas Wayne, Doctor Mid-Nite, Killer Moth, others|
|2008–15||Phineas and Ferb||Additional Voices|
|2009||Disney's Haunted Holidays: Tales of Two Cities||Hatbox Ghost|
|2010||Freaknik: The Musical||Newscaster, Dukes of Hazzard Announcer|
|2010–11||Sym-Bionic Titan||Galalunian Commander, Combat Instructor, Academy Administrator|
|2011||G.I. Joe: Renegades||Law, Granger, Crippled Convict|
|2011–16||Jake and the Never Land Pirates||Captain Hook|
|2011–12||ThunderCats||Jaga, Tygus, Jorma|
|2011–14||Black Dynamite||Dennis Flynn, Mr. Rogers, Phil Drummond|
|2011–12||Young Justice||Brain, Dudley H. Dudley, Hamilton Hill, Wizard, James Gordon|
|2012||Green Lantern: The Animated Series||Cleric Loran, Leph|
|2012–14||Ben 10: Omniverse||Malware, Brainstorm, Seebik, Fiskerton, V.V. Argost, Kangaroo Kommando|
|2012–15||Gravity Falls||Additional Voices|
|2013–18||Avengers Assemble||Dracula, Mystery Man, Agamotto|
|2014–15||Wander Over Yonder||Captain, Additional Voices|
|2014–present||Mickey Mouse||Ludwig Von Drake, Dale|
|2014–15||Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.||High Evolutionary, Dracula|
|2015||Star vs. the Forces of Evil||Joust Joust Revolution Announcer, Monster Arm|
|The 7D||Lord Grudgemunger||Ep. "The Rock of Sages"|
|Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero||Additional Voices|
|2015–17||Harvey Beaks||Title Card Narrator|
|2015–16||Star Wars Rebels||Quarrie, Eesh Fahm, Imperial Officer|
|2016||Uncle Grandpa||Additional Voices||Ep. "Chill Out"|
|2017||The Loud House||Judge|
|2017–present||Mickey and the Roadster Racers||Ludwig Von Drake, Dale|
|2018||DuckTales||B.U.D.D.Y., The Liquidator, Ludwig Von Drake|
- Alice in Wonderland – White Rabbit, Playing Cards
- Cranium Command – General Knowledge, Chicken
- Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls – Snidley Whiplash, Narrator
- Fantasmic! – Chernabog, Captain Hook, Pirates
- Haunted Mansion Holiday – Ghost Host
- Horizons – Futureport "Brava Centauri" Announcer
- Journey into Imagination with Figment – Figment
- Mr. Toad's Wild Ride – Judge, Cop, Farmer
- Peter Pan's Flight – Captain Hook, Mr. Smee
- Pirates of the Caribbean – Stuffed Pirate
- Radiator Springs Racers – Doc Hudson
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train – Grumpy
- The Cat in the Hat – Fish
- Wonders of Life – Narrator
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