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Scott McNeil (born 15 September 1962) is an Australian-born Canadian actor and voice actor. He currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. One of the most well-known Canadian voice actors of all time, McNeil has provided voices to many characters in animated shows, most notably The Wacky World of Tex Avery, ReBoot, Beast Wars: Transformers, Storm Hawks, Dragon Ball Z, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, InuYasha, Ranma ½, Fullmetal Alchemist, X-Men: Evolution, League of Super Evil and Mega Man. He has done live action work as well.

Scott McNeil
Scott McNeil at Fan Expo 2009.jpg
McNeil at the 2009 Fan Expo in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Born (1962-09-15) 15 September 1962 (age 56)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
ResidenceVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
NationalityAustralian, Canadian
Other namesScott McNeill
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1987–present
AgentLauren Levitt
Notable credit(s)Beast Wars
as Rattrap/Dinobot/Silverbolt/Waspinator
Fullmetal Alchemist
as Hohenheim of Light
Gundam Wing
as Duo Maxwell
InuYasha
as Koga
Storm Hawks
as Stork/Repton
Mega Man
as Proto Man & Dr. Wily

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Early lifeEdit

McNeil was born in Brisbane, Australia, but moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada when he was 4 years old in 1966.

He first appeared on stage at the age of three.[1]

He first learned that people were paid to do different voices after a trip to Disneyland at the age of 12. That is when he learned that Paul Frees, the person who provided the voice that greeted visitors entering the Haunted Mansion, was the same person who provided the voice of the Pillsbury Doughboy.

Even though he knew about voice acting, Scott pursued the theater. He studied at Studio 58. After leaving, he tried to find acting jobs and worked as an Elvis impersonator for a short time. It was in the late eighties when he found himself on his way into the world of voice acting. A casting director at the time told Scott that he had wished that he'd met him a week before; he was casting for the G.I. Joe cartoon.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Scott states his first role was providing voices on The New Adventures of He-Man. His first anime role was for Project A-ko, where he provided the voices for three women.[2]

After appearing in a few films and two episodes of Highlander: The Series,[1] he provided voices for Beast Wars, as Waspinator, Dinobot, Rattrap, and Silverbolt. He has described this as the work he is most proud of. On another fan favorite show, Dragon Ball Z, he was cast as the original voice of Piccolo and various other characters. He then provided the voice of Duo Maxwell on Mobile Suit Gundam Wing and Principal Kuno on Ranma ½.[2]

He eventually got the call stating he was cast as Wolverine on X-Men: Evolution. He continued to play the role of Logan/Wolverine for a total of four seasons from 2000-2003. Scott was then cast in another fan favorite anime, InuYasha as Koga. He provided the voice of the Fullmetal Alchemist character Hohenheim of Light, Foghorn Leghorn on Baby Looney Tunes, Grumpy Bear on Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, Amergan, Gregor and the lab director on Highlander: The Search for Vengeance, and Stork on Storm Hawks. He still appears in live action shows occasionally and was in Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and The Green Chain. As of October 2007, he estimates that he has provided voices to 8,500 characters.[2]

Scott is appreciative of fans because he knows what it is like to see your favorite voice actor talk as the character they provide the voice for. He says that he is inspired by Paul Frees, Maurice LaMarche, and Mel Blanc. If he had a chance to meet the late Mel Blanc, Scott has said that he would "fan boy all over him."[2]

FilmographyEdit

Anime rolesEdit

Western animation rolesEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1994 G.I. Joe: Sgt. Savage and His Screaming Eagles Sgt. Savage / Cobra Commander
1996 Adventures of Mowgli Shere Khan English Dub
2000 Robin and the Dreamweavers Sass / Short Goon / Booth// Black-haired Punk
2000 Lion of Oz Gloom
2000 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer Policeman
2000 Casper's Haunted Christmas Stretch / Noel Jollimore Direct-to-video
2000 Help! I'm a Fish Seabass English Dub
2001 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys Hermey/Yukon Cornelius/ Coach Comet/ Duck / Boomerang
2003 G.I. Joe: Spy Troops Destro Direct-to-video
2003 Barbie of Swan Lake Peddler
2003 Ben Hur Jesus Christ / Number 59 / Art Instructor
2003 Bionicle: Mask of Light Toa Tahu / Toa Onua / Graalok Direct-to-video
2003 Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular Skully Pettibone / Count Max TV movie
2003 Hot Wheels: World Race Rekkas Direct-to-video
2003 Jester Till Pickelhauber / Baker
2004 My Scene: Jammin' in Jamaica Russell Bostick / Fortune Star Guy
2004 Stellaluna Horatio Direct-to-video
2004 G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom Destro /Gung-Ho /B.A.T. Direct-to-video
2004 ¡Mucha Lucha!: The Return of El Maléfico Vegas Performer/ Shoeshine Man/ Sr. Hasbeeña / Minotoro Direct-to-video
2004 In Search of Santa Mortmottimes / Bubkus Bill / Timebomb Tom
2005 Candy Land: The Great Lollipop Adventure King Kandy and Head Licorice Bite Direct-to-video
2005 Barbie: Fairytopia Ruby Direct-to-video
2005 Ark Quinn
2005 Dragons II: The Metal Ages Stendhal / Gryndel TV movie
2005 Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy Skully Pettibone / Count Max / Jimmy's Dad TV movie
2005 Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows Keetongu / Rahaga Bomonga Direct-to-video
2005 Action Man: X Mission– The Movie Gangrene /X-Robot 312 / Commando 1 Direct-to-video
2005 Kong: King of Atlantis Kong, Tan and Minion
2006 Kong: Return to the Jungle Kong / Tan / King Kong
2007 Mosaic Landlord and Mr. Bullwraith Direct-to-video
2007 The Condor Dogg Direct-to-video
2007 Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! Grumpy Bear Direct-to-video
2007 The Ten Commandments Seti
2008 Barbie and the Diamond Castle Troll Direct-to-video
2008 Edison and Leo Batchelor
2010 Strawberry Shortcake: The Berryfest Princess Movie Postmaster Bee
2010 Barbie in A Mermaid Tale Syrneka's Pet Fish Direct-to-video
2010 Care Bears: To the Rescue Grumpy Bear
2010 Care Bears: Share Bear Shines Grumpy Bear
2013 The Princess Twins of Legendale Cassi / Lettam / Jibber / Henchman
2014 Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods Goth English Dub
2016 Ghost Patrol Colonel Geist / Pompous Artiste TV movie
2016 Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom Ice Govlin 'Barry' / Govlins
2017 Howard Lovecraft & the Undersea Kingdom Dagon

Pucca Lazlo Gazlodivich, Ruby's father, Texas Lugie. Yuni. Ice Cream man. Shaman.

Live-action rolesEdit

Video gamesEdit

CommercialsEdit

ShortsEdit

  • A Case for the Bass — Flam Skim

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Animerica: Animerica Feature: Gundam Wing Voice Actors". Archived from the original on 10 February 2001. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Voiceprint with Trevor Devall & Guests episode 8 — Scott McNeil". 25 October 2007. Retrieved 10 April 2009.

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Preceded by
Gregg Berger
Voice of Jetfire
2003-2006
Succeeded by
Tom Kenny
Preceded by
Chris Latta
Voice of Cobra Commander
1989-2003
Succeeded by
Michael Dobson
Preceded by
Jeff Bennett
Voice of Foghorn Leghorn
2006
Succeeded by
Maurice LaMarche
Preceded by
Robert Tinkler
Voice of Grumpy Bear
2007-2010
Succeeded by
Hugh Davidson and Brian T. Delaney
Preceded by
Frank Welker
Voice of Ace the Bat-Hound
2005-2006
Succeeded by
Diedrich Bader