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.
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:
- Superintendent Chaplin in Hey Arnold!.
- MacTavish in the second part of the episode "Sir Nigel" in The Wild Thornberrys
- The Pirate Captain on the episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender titled "The Waterbending Scroll".
- The Weathered One on an episode of My Life as a Teenage Robot titled "Weapons of Mass Distraction".
- Comrade Chaos on El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera in the episode "Old Money".
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.
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]
|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|
|1995||Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon||Additional voices||2006 English Dub|
|Toy Story||Additional voices|
|1996||The Hunchback of Notre Dame||Additional voices|
|1998||Quest for Camelot||Additional voices|
|A Bug's Life||Thud, Additional voices|
|The Prince of Egypt||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|
|Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit||Additional voices|
|Ice Age: The Meltdown||Additional voices|
|2008||Horton Hears a Who!||Old Time Who|
|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]
- Deal of the Century — Announcer
- Funny Lady — Radio Announcer
- The World's Greatest Lover — Voice on Record
- Trenchcoat — Head Kidnapper
- Joey (film) — Fletcher the Dummy
- Beetlejuice — Voice of The Preacher
- Hook — Pirates (ADR)
- Mom and Dad Save the World — Additional voices (uncredited)(citation needed)
- The Fifth Element — Alien Commander
- Vendetta — Old Gaspare (ADR)
- A.I. Artificial Intelligence — Teddy
- Looney Tunes: Back in Action — The Crusher
- Noah — Rock (ADR) (uncredited)
Live action[edit | edit source]
- King B: A Life in Movies — Jack Cole
- Deterrence — Secretary of Defence
Other[edit | edit source]
- The Legend of Paul Bunyan (short) — Narrator
- The Six Million Dollar Man — Voice of Tower Operator
- Metric Meets the Inchworm (short) –
- I Am My Resume (short) — Stan Angeles
- Crime Story — Narrator
- Scrubs — PA System Announcer ("My Waste of Time")
- Brad and Gary (short) — Gary
- The Don of the Flies (short) — Narrator, Stooley, Harry and Moon (He also produced the short)
- The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol — Papa Smurf
- The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow — Papa Smurf
- Recruited (short) — Principal