Neil David Ross is a British–American voice actor and announcer. Noted for his Trans-Atlantic accent, he has provided voices in many American cartoons, most notably G.I. Joe and Transformers, as well as video games. Ross has also provided voice roles (such as radio announcers) for many movies, including Back to the Future Part II, Babe, and Quiz Show.

Neil Ross
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Ross in 2011
Neil David Ross
  • Voice actor
  • announcer
Years active1978–present

Ross was the announcer for the 75th Annual Academy Awards Telecast in 2003, and the Emmy Awards Telecast in 2004. He has also narrated numerous episodes of A&E's Biography, and many editions of NOVA on PBS (including Mars – Dead or Alive, which was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2004).


He started working in radio when he finished school. His first station was KMUR in Salt Lake City, Utah. Following this, he moved on to KORL, KGMB and KKUA in Honolulu, Hawaii, before moving to KCBQ in San Diego in 1969. He stayed in California, working on KYA San Francisco and KMPC Los Angeles. He made his last broadcast in 1985.

He began his voice-over work in 1978 when he moved to Los Angeles. His first role was as a salesman in an episode of Richie Rich for Hanna-Barbera. Ross has voiced radio and television commercials for companies including Wal-Mart, AT&T, Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, Mattel, Goodyear, Disney, Hoover, Anheuser-Busch, Southwest Airlines, and Kelloggs, and has done promo works for CBS, NBC, ABC, TBS, Game Show Network and Fox Kids, using an American accent in all of his performances.



Year Title Role Notes References
1983-1986 G.I. Joe "Buzzer", "Dusty", "Heavy Metal", "Monkeywrench", "Shipwreck", "Thunder" Unknown episodes
1984–1987 The Transformers Bonecrusher, Hook, Springer, Slag, Sixshot, Pointblank, Fracas Unknown episodes [1][2]
1985-1992 Cap'n O. G. Readmore Cap'n O. G. Readmore others (Animated specials only)
1985–1986 Jem Howard Sands, Hector Ramirez Unknown episodes
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling Mean Gene Okerlund 26 episodes
1985-1988 Kissyfur Duane the Pig 26 episodes
1986 Galaxy High Rotten Roland 13 episodes
Inhumanoids Herc Armstrong, Tank, Ssslither, Sabre Jet, Ronald Reagan, Hector Ramirez Unknown episodes
Rambo: The Force of Freedom John J. Rambo 65 episodes
The Centurions Ace McCloud Unknown episodes
1987 Bionic Six F.L.U.F.F.I. Unknown episodes
The Little Troll Prince Prag No. 1 Television special [3]
Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light Leoric Unknown episodes
Spiral Zone Overlord, Wolfgang 'Tank' Schmidt Unknown episodes
1989 X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men Nightcrawler Television pilot
1990–1991 Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: The Animated Series Whitley White Unknown episodes [3]
Zazoo U Logan Chomper Unknown episodes
1992–1994 Batman: The Animated Series Dealer, Ratso, Jake Unknown episodes [3]
1993-1994 SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron Mac Mange 5 episodes
1994 Fantastic Four Puppet Master, Super-Skrull (Season 1) Unknown episodes [3]
1994–1996 Iron Man Fin Fang Foom, Wellington Yinsen, Blizzard Unknown episodes [3]
1995–1997 The Mask: The Animated Series Lt. Kellaway, Sly Eastenegger Unknown episodes
1995 Freakazoid! Board Member Episode: "The Chip: Part 1" [3]
1995–1998 Spider-Man (1994) Green Goblin/Norman Osborn Unknown episodes [3]
1995-1996 The Adventures of Hyperman Narrator 13 episodes
1996 Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm Shang Tsung
2000 Oh Yeah! Cartoons Al, Pirate Ep. Sick 'n' Tired in Bug Bite! [3]
2000–2007 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Vulturo Unknown episodes [3]
2003–2009 My Life as a Teenage Robot Dr. Phineas Mogg, Redneck, Special Agent #1 Unknown episodes [3]
2003-2005 Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks Mr. McGandry, Mr. O'Hopper Unknown episodes
2004 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Announcer Episode: "The Junkman Cometh" [3]
2007 Ben 10 Wainwright, Guard #2, Radio Chatter #1 Ep. "Ben 4 Good Buddy" [3]
2012 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes William Cross / Crossfire, Thug 1, Security Guard Ep. "To Steal an Ant-Man" [3]
2012–2013 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Constable Hu 7 episodes [3]
2017 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Scrooge, Symposium Head Ep. "Scroogey Doo" [4]

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  2. ^ "The TCC Presents: Screamers Retro-Views – G1 Interview with Neil Ross". Transformers Collectors Club Magazine. 1 (37): 3.
  3. ^ 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 at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be "Neil Ross (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 21 June 2021. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  4. ^ "Voice Of Cyclops - X-Men franchise | Behind The Voice Actors". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 27 December 2018. Check marks indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  5. ^ "'Press Your Luck' Season 4 on ABC: Release Date, cast, plot and the latest buzz around game show".
  6. ^ Capcom (27 April 2004). Onimusha 3: Demon Siege. Scene: Closing credits, 0:45 in, cast.
  7. ^ "Ron Gilbert (Twitter)".
  8. ^ "Neil Ross (Visual voices guide)".
  9. ^ "Francisco Gonzalez (Twitter)".
  10. ^ InXile Entertainment. The Bard's Tale. InXile Entertainment. Scene: Ending credits, 2:10:22 in, More Great Talent.
  11. ^ Troika Games. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. Activision. Scene: Ending credits, 2:21 in, Voice Over Actors.

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