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Jack Angel (born October 24, 1930) is an American voice actor and former radio personality. He has provided voice-overs for animation and video games. Angel has voiced characters in shows by Hasbro and Hanna-Barbera such as Super Friends, The Transformers and G.I. Joe and has been involved in numerous productions by DreamWorks, Disney and Disney Pixar. Before becoming involved with voiceover work, Angel was initially a disc jockey for radio stations, namely KMPC[3] and KFI.

Jack Angel
Born (1930-10-24) October 24, 1930 (age 88)[1]
ResidenceStudio City, California, U.S.
Malibu, California, U.S.
Alma materSan Francisco State University
OccupationVoice actor, radio personality
Years active1957–present
Spouse(s)Barbra Angel
(m. 19??; div.; 1980)
Arlene Thornton[2]
(m. 1984)
Children3
Websitejackangel.com

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Life and careerEdit

Angel was born in Modesto, California, the second child of John Angel, a Greek immigrant, and Lucille (née Parsons).[1] He graduated from San Francisco State University in 1957, and at the same time, he was hired as a disc jockey for a California radio station and decided to focus on a career in radio programs. A decade later, he had become one of the most popular radio personalities with his radio programs being heard on stations KMPC[4] and KFI, Los Angeles. In the early years of his career, he also landed roles in stage productions at The Actor's Ring and the Portland Civic Theater. It was during his broadcasting career that he began experimenting with voiceovers he would produce for clients; while at KMPC, Angel's demo ended up in the hands of Gary Owens, who already had made his own inroads as an animation voiceover actor and forwarded Angel's demo tape to his agent. After almost 20 years in radio, Angel shifted to voice acting on a full-time basis.

Angel's first jobs in the voice-over industry came in the mid-1970s, voice acting on the series Super Friends, in which he played Hawkman, The Flash and Super Samurai, including The All-New Super Friends Hour, Challenge of the Super Friends, Super Friends, The Legendary Super Powers Show and Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians. During that time, he made guest appearances in Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo and The Smurfs.

In the second season of Transformers series (1985), Angel was the voice of Astrotrain, Smokescreen, Ramjet, and Omega Supreme, and he reprised the roles of Ramjet and Astrotrain in Transformers: The Movie (1986). In the third and fourth seasons of The Transformers (1986-1987), Angel voiced Ultra Magnus (who had been played by Robert Stack in Transformers: The Movie) and in the fourth season he voiced Cyclonus following the death of Roger C. Carmel.

He also lent his voice to the character Dr. Zachary Darret in the 1984 CBS animated series Pole Position, and also voiced Wet Suit on Sunbow's G.I. Joe and several characters on Dino-Riders.

In 1995, he was the voice of Nikki in the animated film Balto. He played the SWATbots on Sonic the Hedgehog, The Liquidator on Darkwing Duck, The Chief of Police in Goof Troop, and Nick Fury on Spider-Man: The Animated series.

In 2001, Angel was the voice of "Teddy" in the movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence. He provided voices for animated films such as A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Ice Age: The Meltdown, Cars, Horton Hears a Who, The Prince of Egypt, The Iron Giant, and Aladdin.

Angel has also ventured into video games, narrating the cult hit Killer7 as well as playing Wonkers the Watilla in Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, The Mayor in Ratchet & Clank, and Ammand the Corsair in the video game version of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

In 2002–12, shortly after the death of Gene Moss, Jack Angel voiced Smokey the Bear in a few public service announcements and radio spots. In 2007, he voiced an alien called Technorg on Ben 10. He also voiced Papa Smurf in the 2011 special, The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol.

NickelodeonEdit

Angel has done some voice work in Animated shows for Nickelodeon in the 2000s. His roles include:


He provided "additional voices" in Toy Story and Toy Story 2, and the voice of Chunk in Toy Story 3.

He is also provided additional voices for Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, The Dukes, Snorks, Dino-Riders, The Smurfs, Asterix and the Big Fight, The Little Mermaid, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Land of Enchantment, Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire, Aladdin, Hercules, The Iron Giant, Monsters, Inc., Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Lilo & Stitch, Treasure Planet, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Gothic 3, Horton Hears a Who, Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales, The Darkness II, The Lorax, Monsters University and Despicable Me 2.

His uncredited voice roles include Rock in the 2014 American biblical epic film Noah and an Egyptian in the 1998 animated film The Prince of Egypt.

Personal lifeEdit

Angel was married twice; he was first married to Barbara Angel, they remained married until they divorced in 1980.[5] He then married his second wife, talent agent/agency owner Arlene Thornton in 1984; together they have three children.[6][7] They live in Studio City and Malibu, California.[8]

FilmographyEdit

Animated filmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1978 The Lord of the Rings Male Bree #2, Additional voices
1981 American Pop Soldiers, Additional voices
1986 The Transformers: The Movie[9] Ramjet, Astrotrain
Voltron: Fleet of Doom King Zarkon, Cmdr. Cossack Television Special
1987 G.I. Joe: The Movie Wetsuit Direct-to-video
The Chipmunk Adventure Additional voices Uncredited
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Toon Shoes, Additional voices Uncredited[citation needed]
1989 Asterix and the Big Fight Additional voices American Dub
The Little Mermaid[9] Sailor #1, Additional voices
All Dogs Go to Heaven Additional voices Uncredited
1990 DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp[9] Additional voices
The Rescuers Down Under[9] Western Mouse, Additional voices
Land of Enchantment Additional voices
1991 Rock-a-Doodle Addtional voices Uncredited
Beauty and the Beast[9] Tom, Additional voices
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West[9] Frenchy, Additional voices
1992 Porco Rosso Pilot 2005 English Dub
Aladdin[9] Arab, Additional voices
1994 The Lion King Hyenas Uncredited
A Troll in Central Park Trolls Uncredited
1995 Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon Screaming Man 2006 English Dub
Pocahontas Lakotas Uncredited
Toy Story[9] Rocky Gibraltar[10]
Balto[9] Nikki
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame[9] Frollo's Soldiers, Additional voices
1997 Hercules[9] Builder #2, Additional voices
1998 Quest for Camelot[9] Ogre, Additional voices
Mulan Ancestors Uncredited
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Zira's Minions Direct-to-video
A Bug's Life[9] Thud, The Fly Brothers
The Prince of Egypt Egyptian Uncredited[citation needed]
1999 Doug's 1st Movie Police Officers Uncredited
Tarzan[9] Monkey and Sylvester, Additional voices
The Iron Giant[9] Atomic Holocaust Narrator, Additional voices
Toy Story 2[9] Rocky Gibraltar
Seasons of Giving Bees Uncredited[citation needed]
Direct-to-video
2000 Titan A.E. Drej Soldier Uncredited
Thomas and the Magic Railroad Troublesome Trucks Uncredited
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea King Triton's Guards Direct-to-video
Uncredited
2001 Recess: School's Out Ninjas Uncredited
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Additional voices Direct-to-video
The Trumpet of the Swan[9] Justice of the Geese
Spirited Away[9] Radish Spirit 2002 English Dub
Shrek Lord Farquaad's Guards
Atlantis: The Lost Empire[9] Truck Driver, Additional voices
Osmosis Jones Thrax's Henchmen Uncredited
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Mufasa's (singing voice) Direct-to-video
Monsters, Inc.[9] Monster, Additional voices
Christmas Carol: The Movie Man, Additional voices
2002 Return to Never Land Pirates, ADR Group
Disney's American Legends Additional voices Direct-to-video
Cinderella II: Dreams Come True King's Guards
Ice Age Additional voices
The Hunchback of Notre Dame II Phoebus' Soldiers Direct-to-video
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Colonel's Soldiers, ADR Group
Lilo & Stitch[9] Alien Guard, Additional voices
Tarzan & Jane Crocodile Direct-to-video
Uncredited
The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina Additional voices Direct-to-video
A Very Merry Pooh Year Bees
Treasure Planet[9] Grewnge, Police Robot #2, Additional voices
Eight Crazy Nights Police Officers
The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water Additional voices Direct-to-video
Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe In Santa Bob Television film
The Wild Thornberrys Movie Sloan Blackburn's Poachers
2003 Finding Nemo[9] Mr. Johanson, Additional voices Uncredited
2004 Home on the Range[9] Photographer, Additional voices
2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Additional voices
2006 Cars[9] Additional voices
Ice Age: The Meltdown[9] Male Ox, Additional voices
2008 Horton Hears a Who![9] Old Time Who, Additional voices
Immigrants Longshoreman English Dub
Roadside Romeo Additional voices
2010 Toy Story 3[9] Chunk
2012 The Lorax[9] Thneedville Man, Additional voices
2013 Monsters University[9] Earl "The Terror" Thompson, Additional voices
Despicable Me 2[9] Additional voices

Animated seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1977 The All-New Super Friends Hour Hawkman, Dr Lau 5 Episodes
1978 Challenge of the Super Friends The Flash, Hawkman, Samurai 16 Episodes
1979 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Additional voices
1981–1982 Spider-Man (1981) Doctor Donald Blake, Moe, Man Mountain Marko 2 Episodes
1982–1989 The Smurfs Additional voices
1984 SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show Samurai 2 Episodes
1984–1985 Voltron: Defender of the Universe King Zarkon, Hazar, Commander Cossack
Yurak, Space Marshal Graham, others
122 Episodes
1985 The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians The Flash, Samurai and Hawkman 4 Episodes
1985–1987 The Transformers Ramjet, Smokescreen, Omega Supreme
Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, Cyclonus (following the death of Roger C. Carmel)
Basso Profundo, Katsu Don, Sir Wulf and Professor Terranova
1986 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Wet Suit 16 Episodes
1987 The Real Ghostbusters Captain Jack Higgins Ep. "Sea Fright"
1987 Ducktales Quackerbill, Additional voices Eps. "Merit-Time Adventure" and "Double-O-Duck"
1988 Jem Emmet Benton (Jerrica & Kimber's Father) Ep. "Out of the Past"
1988 Superman General Hawkins Ep. "Cybron Strikes"
1988–1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series) REX-1, LEX Eps. "New York's Shiniest" and "Leonardo, the Renaissance Turtle"
1989 Ring Raiders Make
1989 Dink, the Little Dinosaur Hubble Ep. "Old Timers"
1990–1991 Peter Pan and the Pirates Robert Mullins, Eucrates Cookson, King Kyros, Olook
1990 Tiny Toon Adventures Additional voices Ep. "The Looney Beginning"
1990–1991 Talespin Usher, The High Marshal
Barney O'Turret and Detective Thursday
4 Episodes
1991–1992 Darkwing Duck The Liquidator and Monoculo Macawber 8 Episodes
1992 Goof Troop Police Officer Eps. "In Goof We Trust" and "For Pete's Sake"
1992 Raw Toonage Cro-Magnum Pi Episode: "Cro-Magnum Pi"
1993 Sonic the Hedgehog The SWATbots Ep. "Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad"
Uncredited
1993 Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa Additional voices Ep. "Circus Daze"
1993–1994 Bonkers Max Cody, Scribble, Flanigan 4 Episodes
1996 Casper Count Dracula Ep. "Paranormal Press/Another Spooky and Poil Moment/Deadstock"
1996 Quack Pack Old Fisherman Eps. "Pride Goeth Before the Fall Guy" and "Koi Story"
1996 Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm Oniro, Computer Ep. "Old Friends Never Die"
1996 The Mask: The Animated Series Judge, M.P. Ep. "The Green Marine"
1997 Spider-Man (1994) Nick Fury 5 Episodes
1999 Rugrats
2000 Hey Arnold! Superintendent Chaplin Ep. "Principal Simmons"
2001 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law General, Drunk Man, Additional voices Ep. "Very Personal Injury"
2003 The Wild Thornberrys MacTavish[9] Ep. "Sir Nigel: Part 2"
2005 Grim & Evil Master Control[9] Ep. "House of No Tomorrow"
2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender Pirate Captain, Additional voices[9] Eps. "The Waterbending Scroll" and "The Waterbending Master"
2006 Ben 10 Technorg[9] Ep. "Grudge Match"
2007 My Life as a Teenage Robot Weathered One, Man, Thug #2[9] Ep. "Weapons of Mass Distraction"
2007 El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera Comrade Chaos[9] Ep. "Old Money"
2008 ChalkZone Old Man Year Before That, Old Man Year Before Year Before That Ep. "The Day ChalkZone Stood Still"
2009–2010 Mater's Tall Tales Additional voices[9] 3 Episodes
2015 Clarence Howard Ep. "Spooky Boo"

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Star Wars: Dark Forces Rom Mohc [9]
Full Throttle Bolus, Factory Door Guard [9]
The Dark Eye
1996 Shattered Steel
1997 Outlaws Henry' George Bowers, Spitn Jack Sanchez, Cowboy 2
1998 Grim Fandango Bruno Martinez, Chepito, Large Hitman, Seaman Naranja
1999 A Bug's Life Thud [9]
Crusaders of Might and Magic Additional voices
2001 Throne of Darkness Zanshin the Dark Shogun
2002 Ratchet & Clank Abner Buckwash
2004 EverQuest II Tunarian Human Alliance, Stalker Pulsarian, Eldin
The Glademaster, Rulinthus the Treant
Cannix Silverflame, Barwyn Sympronian
Generic Male Barbarian, Generic Male Dwarf Merchant
Generic Male Human Merchant, Generic Male Kerran Merchant
World of Warcraft
2005 Shadow of Rome Vibius Pansa Caetronianus
Killer7 Narrator English Dub[9]
Call of Duty 2
2006 Auto Assault
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey Wonkers the Watilla [9]
Titan Quest Additional voices
Gothic 3 Additional voices English Dub
2007 Supreme Commander Hex5, QAI
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Ammand the Corsair
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance QAI
2009 Aion
Watchmen: The End is Nigh Underboss, Warden
Wolfenstein General Zetta
2010 Supreme Commander 2
Prison Break: The Conspiracy Additional voices
Toy Story 3: The Video Game Chunk
2011 Voltron: Defender of the Universe King Zarkon Archive footage
2012 The Darkness II Additional voices
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Spec Ops Command
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Survivor #3
2013 The Smurfs 2 Papa Smurf [9]
2014 Grim Fandango: Remastered Bruno Martinez, Chepito, Large Hitman and Seaman Naranja Remastered
2016 Final Fantasy XV Cid Sophiar [9]
2018 World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Lashk

Live action films — VoiceEdit

Live actionEdit

OtherEdit

AppearancesEdit

Jack Angel was featured on The Voice Actor panel at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2012. The following year, he attended TFcon as a guest where he reprised his roles as Ultra Magnus, Astrotrain and Cyclonus for a voice actor play.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Angel, Jack (June 12, 2012). The Book of Jack. AbbottPress. p. 23.
  2. ^ https://books.google.bg/books/about/How_to_Succeed_in_Voice_Overs.html?id=wxZbKtUazYAC&redir_esc=y
  3. ^ "Geoff Edwards, Jack Angel Join KMPC's Expanded Deejay Roster". The Van Nuys News. February 2, 1968. p. 55. Retrieved April 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  4. ^ "Geoff Edwards, Jack Angel Join KMPC's Expanded Deejay Roster". The Van Nuys News. February 2, 1968. p. 55. Retrieved April 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  5. ^ https://www.encyclopedia.com/education/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/angel-jack-1930
  6. ^ https://books.google.bg/books/about/How_to_Succeed_in_Voice_Overs.html?id=wxZbKtUazYAC&redir_esc=y
  7. ^ https://www.encyclopedia.com/education/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/angel-jack-1930
  8. ^ "Jack Angel (Author of How to Succeed in Voice-Overs)". Goodreads. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Jack-Angel/
  10. ^ https://jackangel.com/voiceoverdemoreel/
  • Angel, Jack (2012), The Book of Jack, Hardcover, ISBN 1-4582-0389-1
  • Angel, Jack (2012), How To Succeed in Voice-Overs: Without Ever Losing, AbbottPress, ISBN 1-4582-0321-2

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