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Name: Billy West  
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Date of Birth: 16th April 1950
Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Profession: Actor
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Billy West

Billy West (born April 16, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American voice actor, best known for his roles in Ren and Stimpy and Futurama. He voiced Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in the 1996 feature Space Jam and had a full-time stint on The Howard Stern Show. His work also includes voices on The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and the original (Nickelodeon) version of Doug. He and Joe Alaskey are known as the best voice actors who can impersonate Mel Blanc in his best years of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and other characters from Warner Bros. cartoons.

His favorite characters he's played are Fry on Futurama and Stimpson J. Cat.

According to the commentary for the Invader Zim pilot episode and Richard Horvitz's interview on the 1st Zim DVD, West was originally cast to provide the voice of Zim on the series, but the part was given to Horvitz instead. It was also disclosed on the DVD commentary that series creator Jhonen Vasquez disliked using Billy's voice as it reminded him of other cartoons, notably Futurama.

West is also a singer-songwriter with a band called Billy West and The Grief Counselors.

Major roles

  • Stimpy on Ren and Stimpy.
  • Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Doctor Zoidberg, Captain Zapp Brannigan and President Richard Nixon's head on Futurama.
  • Doug Funnie on Nickelodeon's version of Doug.
  • Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in the movie Space Jam.
  • Announcer of Screen Gems Network.
  • BuzzBee, the honey nut bee in TV commercials for Honey Nut Cheerios.
  • Confucius and Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison in Histeria
  • Voice of alien on the Pentium 4 commercial.
  • Voice of the red M&M in TV commercials.
  • Many voices on The Oblongs.
  • Slimer on Extreme Ghostbusters
  • In the 80s did character voices on Charles Laquidara's Big Mattress radio show on Boston's WBCN.

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