Keith Scott (voice actor)

Keith Scott (born 28 October 1953) is an Australian voice actor, comedian, impressionist and animation historian.

Keith Scott
Born (1953-10-28) 28 October 1953 (age 67)
Occupation
  • Voice actor
  • comedian
  • impressionist
  • animation historian
Years active1969–present
Websitewww.keithscott.com

CareerEdit

At a young age, Scott was always enchanted by the mimics and impressionists on The Ed Sullivan Show. He began developing his ability to impersonate voices in high school, doing teacher's voices. In 1972, just after leaving school, Scott was hired by William Hanna, the head of Hanna-Barbera, which had established a large animation studio in Sydney, Australia. He got the gig when he brought in some letters that he had received from Daws Butler (voice of Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, etc.). Hanna gave him a letter of recommendation when he was retrenched from the H-B office, and his name was such a credible one that it got Scott an instant agent, and his voice-over career began. In 1974, Scott began doing either impersonations or original character voices in many anonymous radio and TV commercials.[1][2]

He has provided voices for various Australian animations, including Yoram Gross's Dot feature films, Blinky Bill (he also sang the original version of the theme song for the first season), Tabaluga, Skippy: Adventures in Bushtown and Flipper and Lopaka. In the case of Yoram Gross' productions, Scott usually provided all of the male character voices. He began working for Gross in 1984.[3]

Scott made many appearances on TV shows as a comic impressionist, including Hey Hey It's Saturday and The Midday Show. His topical stand-up shows at corporate functions are highly popular with a vast range of companies. It was his expert "matching" of great Hollywood cartoon characters for which Scott became internationally famous. In 1989, after doing a stand-up routine on Hey Hey It's Saturday, he was appointed an official licensed voice of Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes characters for Australia, and since then he did Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the rest for countless animated TV commercials, live shows and promos for Warner Bros. Movie World, Westfield, KFC, etc.[1][3][4]

Scott was a long-time friend of Bill Scott (no relation) and Jay Ward, and is an expert on the history of Jay Ward Productions, authoring the book The Moose That Roared: The Story of Jay Ward, Bill Scott, a Flying Squirrel, and a Talking Moose (St. Martin's Press, 2000. ISBN 0-312-19922-8). He has also spent years studying the work of early voice actors, trying to identify performers who originally went uncredited in cartoons.

In 1991, a couple of years after Ward died in 1989, his daughter Tiffany took over his company and began revitalizing the The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends characters. At that time Scott had made a tape of all the imitations of Bullwinkle J. Moose, Boris Badenov, Dudley Do-Right and a lot of the supporting characters. Tiffany got a copy of the tape from June Foray (voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel). Once Tiffany heard the tape, she realized that Scott had obviously studied it for years, so she and Ward's wife Ramona appointed him the official voices in 1992.[1] Scott did the voice of the narrator in George of the Jungle and George of the Jungle 2, and provided the voices for Bullwinkle, Boris, Fearless Leader, The Narrator and the RBTV Announcer in the 2000 motion picture The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (for which he had been specially flown to the United States several times). Also in 2000, Scott was originally cast as the voice of Diesel 10 in Thomas and the Magic Railroad, but he was removed from the film afterwards because the US test audiences thought that Scott made Diesel 10 sound much too frightening for young children. However, his voice can still be heard in early UK and US trailers of the film. Apart from originally meant to be voicing Diesel 10, he also narrated the Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends toy merchandise commercials from Bluebird Toys in Australia in 1998.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

List of voice-acting credits in film
Year Title Role Notes
1985 Dot and the Koala Bruce, Mayor Percy, Sherlock Bones, Watson and various Theatrical film
Epic Special vocal effects
1986 Dot and Keeto Keeto, Butterwalk, Atlantis, Grasshopper and various
Dot and the Whale Nelson, Owen and Moby Dick
1987 Dot and the Smugglers
Frenchman's Farm Radio Announcer
The Adventures of Candy Claus Santa Claus, Head Elf, Elves, Mustknow Computer, Professor Mustknow, Oh No, Lou and Sam[5] TV movie
Dot Goes to Hollywood Gumley, Grumblebones, Laurel and Hardy and various Theatrical film
1988 Black Tulip
Hiawatha TV movie
Peter Pan Mr. Smee Theatrical film
Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit, March Hare, Dodo and Card Painter[6]
Around the World in 80 Days
1991 The Magic Riddle Pinocchio and Seven Dwarves
1992 Blinky Bill The Mischievous Koala Splodge the Kangaroo, Flap the Platypus, Mr Wombat (Wombo), Mayor Pelican, Mr Emu, Jacko, Harry and Joe
1994 Dot in Space Grumblebones, Buster, Papa Drop, Riley, Professor Globus, Inflato, Sergeant, Soldiers and various
1997 George of the Jungle Narrator
Paws Computer[7]
1999 Fractured Fairy Tales: The Phox, the Box & the Lox The Phox and The Lox Theatrical short film attached with Dudley Do-Right
2000 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Bullwinkle J. Moose, Animated Boris Badenov, Animated Fearless Leader, The Narrator and RBTV Announcer[8] Theatrical film
Thomas and the Magic Railroad Diesel 10 Original workprints only
The Magic Pudding Additional voices Theatrical film
2003 George of the Jungle 2 Narrator Direct-to-video
2005 Blinky Bill's White Christmas Flap the Platypus, Splodge the Kangaroo, Wombo, Mayor Pelican and various TV movie
2007 Gumnutz: A Juicy Tale Uncle Kelvin, Ghoulie Gilly and additional voices
2009 Daybreakers Theatrical film

TelevisionEdit

List of voice-acting credits in television
Year Title Role
1975–1976 Kum-Kum Jumbo, Strongarm, The Wise One, Additional Voices (English dub)
1984–1989 Perfect Match Dexter the Robot[9]
1988–1989 Bright Sparks Sparky[10]
1992–1995 Lift Off Additional Voices (animated segments)
1993–2004 The Adventures of Blinky Bill Flap the Platypus, Splodge the Kangaroo, Wombo, Mr. Koala, Mayor Pelican, Danny Dingo, Meatball Dingo, Shifty Dingo, Various Voices
1997–2003 Tabaluga Arktos, Shouhu, Tyrion, Ruby, James, Vultur, Various Voices
1998 Skippy: Adventures in Bushtown Mayor Croco, Professor Angus McPouch, Brusier, Sirlion, Damon, Various Voices
2002 Old Tom Old Tom, Various Voices
2009 Sally Bollywood: Super Detective Harry Bollywood, Additional Voices

ShortsEdit

List of voice-acting credits in shorts
Year Title Role
2008 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends Bullwinkle J. Moose, Boris Badenov, The Narrator and Boris Badenov Campaign Narrator[11]
The Banana Splits Fleegle and Bingo

Video gamesEdit

List of voice-acting credits in video games
Year Title Role
1998 Rocky & Bullwinkle's Know-It-All Quiz Game Bullwinkle J. Moose, Boris Badenov, Fearless Leader, Captain Peachfuzz, Dudley Do-Right, Inspector Fenwick and Aesop

Theme park attractionsEdit

List of voice-acting credits in theme parks
Year Title Roles Notes
1991 The Simpsons: Live on Stage Homer Simpson[12] Dreamworld live show, part of a promotion of the Australian premiere of The Simpsons on Network Ten
Bugs Bunny Demonstration Animatronic Bugs Bunny[13][14][1][3] Designed by Greg McKee, Matt Ward, John Cox and Chris Chitty in just a few weeks for Warner Bros. Movie World in 1989[14]
Looney Tunes Musical Revue Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Tasmanian Devil and Foghorn Leghorn[15][16] Warner Bros. Movie World live show
1992 Spectacular Light and Sound Show Illuminanza Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Tasmanian Devil, Foghorn Leghorn, Wile E. Coyote, Pepé Le Pew and Gizmo[17][12][1][3] Warner Bros. Movie World live show, celebration of the park's second birthday[17]
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Show Bullwinkle J. Moose, Boris Badenov and Dudley Do-Right Universal Studios Florida live show
1997 Hanna-Barbera Gala Celebrity Nite Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo, George Jetson and Huckleberry Hound[18] Wonderland Sydney live show
1999 Looney Tunes: What's Up, Rock? Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Tasmanian Devil and Foghorn Leghorn[1][3][19] Six Flags Great Adventure live show, rebranded as Looney Tunes: We Got the Beat! in 2004 with a re-recorded track by Scott[19]
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Dudley Do-Right and Inspector Fenwick[3][20] Universal's Islands of Adventure ride
Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges Popeye and Bluto[3][21][22] Universal's Islands of Adventure ride
2000 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Show 2 Bullwinkle J. Moose and Boris Badenov Universal Studios Florida live show
2008 Looney Tunes: What's Up Rock?! Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Marvin the Martian, Tasmanian Devil and Foghorn Leghorn[1][3][23] Warner Bros. Movie World live show
2010 Looney Tunes on Ice Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird and Sylvester the Cat Warner Bros. Movie World ice show
2011 Looney Tunes LIVE! Classroom Capers Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Marvin the Martian and Tasmanian Devil[1][3] Touring live show
2013 Looney Tunes Christmas Carols Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Marvin the Martian and Tasmanian Devil[1][3][24][25][26] Carols by Candlelight live show

CommercialsEdit

List of voice-acting credits in television commercials
Year Title Role Notes
1981 Pauls Scooby-Doo Ice Cream Scooby-Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Fred Jones and Chocolate-Chomping Vanilla Gorilla[27] Pauls commercial
1985 Masters of the Universe Ice Cream Skeletor[28] Streets commercial
1987 Inspector Gadget Fun Pack Inspector Gadget and Brain[29] KFC commercial
1988 Chickadees Chicken Chips Chickadee Chicken[30][31] Chickadees commercial
The Go Go Gadget Deal Inspector Gadget, Pirate and Vikings[29] KFC commercial
1989 Amber Tiles Commercial Fred Flintstone[32] Amber Tiles commercial
Amber Tiles Commercial 2 Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble[32] Amber Tiles commercial
1990 Bugs Bunny's 50th Birthday Bugs Bunny[33] Song bumper on Porky Pig (1990 VHS)
KFC Looney Tunes Cars Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck[29] KFC commercial
1991 Peters Donald Duck Ice Cream Donald Duck[34] Peters Ice Cream commercial
Buttercup Crumpets and Muffins Buster Bunny[35] Buttercup commercial
Kellog's Frosted Flakes Rollerblades Commercial Tony the Tiger[36] Frosted Flakes commercial
Buttercup Muffins Buster Bunny[35] Buttercup commercial
1992 Warner Bros. Movie World Commercial Daffy Duck[37] Warner Bros. Movie World commercial
Warner Bros. Movie World Commercial 2 Daffy Duck[37] Warner Bros. Movie World commercial
HBF Insurance Tweety and Sylvester Commercial Tweety Bird[38] HBF Insurance commercial
Cwazy 1992 Clearance Elmer Fudd and Daffy Duck[39] Toyota commercial
Cwazy 1992 Clearance 2 Elmer Fudd, Foghorn Leghorn and Daffy Duck[39] Toyota commercial
Toyota Family Wagons George Jetson[40] Toyota commercial
Taco Bell Rocky and Bullwinkle Commercial Boris Badenov[41] Taco Bell commercial
Target Rocky and Bullwinkle Commercial Boris Badenov Target commercial
1993 Nutella Looney Tunes Commercial Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck[42] Nutella commercial
KFC Looney Tunes Mugs Tweety Bird and Sylvester the Cat[29] KFC commercial
Golden Eggs Foghorn Leghorn Commercial Foghorn Leghorn and Henery Hawk[43] Golden Eggs commercial
1994 KFC Looney Tunes Mugs 2 Foghorn Leghorn[29][44] KFC commercial
Amber Tiles Commercial 3 Fred Flintstone[32] Amber Tiles commercial
1995 Sonic the Hedgehog Milk Ice with Shock Rocks Dr. Robotnik and Narrator[45] Toppa commercial
Eveready Rocky and Bullwinkle Commercial Boris Badenov Eveready commercial
Energizer Boris and Natasha Commercial Boris Badenov[46] Energizer commercial
Energizer Boris and Natasha Commercial 2 Boris Badenov[46] Energizer commercial
Qantas Warner Bros. Movie World Commercial Bugs Bunny[47] Qantas commercial
Canon Personal Squirt Speedy Gonzales and Baby Mice[48] Canon commercial
1996 Tazos Looney Tunes Commercial Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester the Cat and Marvin the Martian[49] Tazos commercial
Westfield Looney Tunes Commercial Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Marvin the Martian[50] Westfield commercial
KFC Looney Tunes Mugs 3 Tweety Bird and Sylvester the Cat[29] KFC commercial
Wonderland Sydney Commercials Fred Flintstone, Dino, Top Cat and Choo-Choo[51] Wonderland Sydney commercials
Cheerios Rocky and Bullwinkle Commercial Bullwinkle J. Moose and Boris Badenov[52] Cheerios commercial
Minnesota State Lottery Rocky and Bullwinkle Commercial Bullwinkle J. Moose[53] Minnesota State Lottery commercial
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show Bullwinkle J. Moose and Boris Badenov Nickelodeon bumpers
The Rocky, Bullwinkle, Underdog, Roger, and George Show Bullwinkle J. Moose[54] Cartoon Network bumper
Ford Explorer Rocky and Bullwinkle Commercial Bullwinkle J. Moose[55] Ford commercial
1997 The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show Boris Badenov[56] Cartoon Network bumper
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show 2 Bullwinkle J. Moose and Boris Badenov[54][56] Cartoon Network bumper
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show 3 Dudley Do-Right[57] Cartoon Network bumper
Looney Tunes Village Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck[37] Warner Bros. Movie World commercial
1998 Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Narrator[58] Bluebird Toys commercials
2000 Rocky and Bullwinkle's "You Call This A Marathon?" Marathon Bullwinkle J. Moose, Boris Badenov and The Narrator[54][56] Cartoon Network bumpers
KFC Looney Tunes Chicky Meal Toys Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck[29] KFC commercial
Road Runner Roller Coaster Road Runner and Narrator[12][1][3] Warner Bros. Movie World commercial
2001 Looney Tunes Splash Zone Bugs Bunny[37] Warner Bros. Movie World commercial
2006 Paddle Pop Moo Paddle Pop Lion[59] Streets commercial
2012 The Sound Effects of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends Bullwinkle J. Moose[60] Sound Ideas demo
2015 Aldi: Home of the Lowest Prices, Part II Robot[61] Aldi commercial

RadioEdit

List of voice-acting credits on radio
Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Looney Tunes Radio Show Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Speedy Gonzales, Marvin the Martian, Tasmanian Devil, Foghorn Leghorn, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Pepé Le Pew and additional voices[62][63] Unreleased radio series produced in 1991, part of a promotion of Warner Bros. Movie World

DiscographyEdit

List of voice-acting credits in music
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Looney Rock Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Speedy Gonzales, Marvin the Martian, Foghorn Leghorn and Pepé Le Pew Unreleased album produced between 1994 and 1995

Live-actionEdit

List of acting credits in film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1969 My World and Welcome to It Leonard Otterquist Episode: "The Mating Dance"
2004 Day of Miracles LA Fireman Direct-to-video

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