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 and KFI.

Early life and career[edit | edit source]

Angel was born in Modesto, California, the second child of John Angel, a Greek immigrant, and Lucille (née Parsons). 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 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 the Transformers series (1985), Angel was the voice of Astrotrain, Smokescreen, Ramjet, and Omega Supreme, and he reprised the roles of Ramjet and Astrotrain in The 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 The 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.

Nickelodeon[edit | edit source]

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 life[edit | edit source]

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

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Animated films[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 J-Men Forever Additional voices
Nutcracker Fantasy Gar, The Chinese Wiseman, The Executioner
1986 The Transformers: The Movie Ramjet, Astrotrain
Voltron: Fleet of Doom King Zarkon, Cmdr. Cossack Television Special
1987 G.I. Joe: The Movie Wetsuit Direct-to-video
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Additional voices
1989 The Little Mermaid Additional voices
1990 DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Additional voices
The Rescuers Down Under Additional voices
Land of Enchantment Additional voices
1991 Beauty and the Beast Additional voices
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Additional voices
1992 Porco Rosso Additional voices 2005 English Dub
Aladdin Additional voices
1995 Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon Additional voices 2006 English Dub
Toy Story Additional voices
Balto Additional voices
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Additional voices
1997 Hercules Additional voices
1998 Quest for Camelot Additional voices
A Bug's Life Thud, Additional voices
The Prince of Egypt Additional voices
1999 Tarzan Additional voices
The Iron Giant Atomic Holocaust Narrator, Truck Driver, Additional voices
Toy Story 2 Additional voices
2001 The Trumpet of the Swan Justice of the Geese
Spirited Away Radish Spirit 2002 English Dub
Atlantis: The Lost Empire Additional voices
Monsters, Inc. Additional voices
2002 Lilo & Stitch Additional voices
Treasure Planet Grewnge, Police Robot #2, Additional voices
2003 Finding Nemo Additional voices
Brother Bear Additional voices
2004 Home on the Range Additional voices
Shrek 2 Additional voices
The Incredibles Additional voices
2005 Madagascar ADR Group
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Additional voices
2006 Cars Additional voices
Ice Age: The Meltdown Additional voices
Barnyard Additional voices
2008 Horton Hears a Who! Old Time Who
Immigrants Longshoreman English Dub
Roadside Romeo Additional voices
2010 Toy Story 3 Chunk
2012 The Lorax Additional voices
2013 Monsters University Additional voices
Despicable Me 2 Additional voices

Live action films — Voice[edit | edit source]

Live action[edit | edit source]

  • King B: A Life in Movies — Jack Cole
  • Deterrence — Secretary of Defence

Other[edit | edit source]

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