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  • Paul Frees
  • Paul Frees (1920–1986) was known as the voice actor of John and George in the 1965-1969 Beatles cartoon.
  • Solomon Hersh "Paul" Frees was an American actor, voice actor, impressionist, comedian, and screenwriter. He provided narration and voice overs for several Disney films and theme park attractions.
  • __NOEDITSECTION__ Image:Information-silk.png|Character Template rect 0 0 20 20 Staff Template desc none Paul Frees Real Name Unknown Job Titles Voice Actor First publication Unknown
  • Best known as the voice of Toucan Sam from early Froot Loops commercials, Boris Badenov from Rocky and Bullwinkle, Frees provided narration for Disney films such as The Shaggy Dog and The Absent-Minded Professor, and was also the original voice of Ludwig Von Drake and the Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland. Frees is also well-remembered for many characters in the Rankin/Bass cartoons and stop-motion animated TV specials, including many of the company's Christmas specials.
  • He's known for voicing Boris Badenov in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends.
  • In The Man Called Flintstone, Frees portrayed Bobo, the Green Goose, Mario, Triple X and Rock Slag [the agent who resembles Fred Flintstone].
  • Solomon Hersh Frees (born June 22, 1920; died November 2, 1986), known professionally as Paul Frees, was a voice actor who played Thing, Uatu, King Tok, and additional voices on Fantastic Four. He was known as "The Man of a Thousand Voices."
  • Paul Frees (22 June1920 – 2 November1986; age 66)
  • Paul Frees (June 22, 1920 - November 2, 1986) was an American voice actor and character actor.
  • Paul Frees (June 22, 1920 – November 2, 1986) was an American voice actor and character actor.
  • He was born Solomon Hersh Frees in Chicago. Frees had an unusually wide four-octave voice range that would enable him to voice everything from the thundering basso profundo of the unseen "Ghost Host" in the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland in California and at Walt Disney World in Florida to the squeaky voice of the Little Green Sprout in the Green Giant vegetable commercials. He first appeared on vaudeville in the 1930s, as an impressionist, under the name Buddy Green. He began his acting career in 1942 and remained active for over 40 years. During that time, he was involved in more than 250 films, cartoons and TV appearances; like many voice actors, his appearances were often uncredited. Frees' early radio career was cut short when he was drafted into World War II where he fought
  • Paul Frees (1920-1986) was a prolific voice actor in radio, animation, film, record albums, and commercials. His record credits include collaborations with Stan Freberg and Spike Jones. In the latter's Spike Jones in Stereo, Frees was featured in "Poison to Poison" (later used as a soundtrack for Sam and Friends) as all character voices, including Alfred Hitchcock (played by Chicken Liver), Edward R. Murrow (Harry the Hipster), and the butler (Yorick).
  • Frees provided narration for several segments on the Disney anthology television series between 1954 and 1965. He was the voice of Professor Ludwig Von Drake, who first appeared on that series when it moved to NBC and changed its name to Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color in 1961. In 1967, he provided the voice of several characters in Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean, including the Auctioneer, the Pirate Captain, Magistrate Carlos, and the eerie voice uttering the phrase "Dead Men Tell No Tales". He also voiced the Narrator in Adventure Thru Inner Space attractions, respectively. Clips of his voice from the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction can be heard in the 2007 film Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. In 1969, he provided the voice for what may be his most memorable r
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  • Narrator
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  • Chicago, Illinois
Birth Date
  • 1920-06-22
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  • Tiburon, California
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  • , U.S.
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  • Paul Frees
  • Frees, Paul
  • Solomon Hersh "Paul" Frees
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  • Paul Frees
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  • Frees in a rare onscreen appearance in
  • The 27th Day
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  • 1920-06-22
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  • 1942
Date of Death
  • 1986-11-02
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  • Solomon Hersh Frees
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  • , U.S.
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  • Voice Actor
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  • 1986-11-02
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  • King
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  • the Watcher
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  • 250
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  • 1986-11-02
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  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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  • Tiburon, California, U.S.
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  • 1986-11-02
  • Tiburon, California, U.S.
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  • 293659
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  • name/nm0293659
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  • 1920-06-22
  • Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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  • Solomon Hersh Frees
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Date of Birth
  • 1920-06-22
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  • Solomon Hersh Frees
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  • Tiburon, California
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  • Paul Frees
  • Paul Frees (1920–1986) was known as the voice actor of John and George in the 1965-1969 Beatles cartoon.
  • Solomon Hersh "Paul" Frees was an American actor, voice actor, impressionist, comedian, and screenwriter. He provided narration and voice overs for several Disney films and theme park attractions.
  • __NOEDITSECTION__ Image:Information-silk.png|Character Template rect 0 0 20 20 Staff Template desc none Paul Frees Real Name Unknown Job Titles Voice Actor First publication Unknown
  • Frees provided narration for several segments on the Disney anthology television series between 1954 and 1965. He was the voice of Professor Ludwig Von Drake, who first appeared on that series when it moved to NBC and changed its name to Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color in 1961. In 1967, he provided the voice of several characters in Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean, including the Auctioneer, the Pirate Captain, Magistrate Carlos, and the eerie voice uttering the phrase "Dead Men Tell No Tales". He also voiced the Narrator in Adventure Thru Inner Space attractions, respectively. Clips of his voice from the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction can be heard in the 2007 film Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. In 1969, he provided the voice for what may be his most memorable role, the Ghost Host in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion.
  • Best known as the voice of Toucan Sam from early Froot Loops commercials, Boris Badenov from Rocky and Bullwinkle, Frees provided narration for Disney films such as The Shaggy Dog and The Absent-Minded Professor, and was also the original voice of Ludwig Von Drake and the Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland. Frees is also well-remembered for many characters in the Rankin/Bass cartoons and stop-motion animated TV specials, including many of the company's Christmas specials.
  • He's known for voicing Boris Badenov in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends.
  • In The Man Called Flintstone, Frees portrayed Bobo, the Green Goose, Mario, Triple X and Rock Slag [the agent who resembles Fred Flintstone].
  • Solomon Hersh Frees (born June 22, 1920; died November 2, 1986), known professionally as Paul Frees, was a voice actor who played Thing, Uatu, King Tok, and additional voices on Fantastic Four. He was known as "The Man of a Thousand Voices."
  • Paul Frees (22 June1920 – 2 November1986; age 66)
  • Paul Frees (1920-1986) was a prolific voice actor in radio, animation, film, record albums, and commercials. His record credits include collaborations with Stan Freberg and Spike Jones. In the latter's Spike Jones in Stereo, Frees was featured in "Poison to Poison" (later used as a soundtrack for Sam and Friends) as all character voices, including Alfred Hitchcock (played by Chicken Liver), Edward R. Murrow (Harry the Hipster), and the butler (Yorick). In radio, Frees was a regular on the CBS anthology drama series Escape from 1947 through 1954, playing the opening narrator and many leads and supporting roles. He was also heard on Gunsmoke, Suspense, Crime Classics, Dr. Kildare, and countless others. In animation, his credits include many characters for Disney, notably Ludwig Von Drake; Boris Badenov, Captain Peachfuzz, and others on The Bullwinkle Show; many Rankin/Bass specials, including Burgermeister Meisterburger in Santa Claus Is Coming to Town and Santa himself in Frosty the Snowman; and one of his final credits, John Korty's Twice Upon a Time. Frees made his only on-screen appearance for Disney in the 1959 feature film, The Shaggy Dog.
  • Paul Frees (June 22, 1920 - November 2, 1986) was an American voice actor and character actor.
  • He was born Solomon Hersh Frees in Chicago. Frees had an unusually wide four-octave voice range that would enable him to voice everything from the thundering basso profundo of the unseen "Ghost Host" in the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland in California and at Walt Disney World in Florida to the squeaky voice of the Little Green Sprout in the Green Giant vegetable commercials. He first appeared on vaudeville in the 1930s, as an impressionist, under the name Buddy Green. He began his acting career in 1942 and remained active for over 40 years. During that time, he was involved in more than 250 films, cartoons and TV appearances; like many voice actors, his appearances were often uncredited. Frees' early radio career was cut short when he was drafted into World War II where he fought at Normandy, France on D-Day. He was wounded in action and was returned to the United States for a year of recuperation. He attended the Chouinard Art Institute under the G.I. Bill. When his first wife's health failed, he decided to drop out and return to radio work.[citation needed] He appeared frequently on Hollywood radio series, including Escape, playing lead roles and alternating with William Conrad as the opening announcer of Suspense in the late 1940s, and parts on Gunsmoke, (doing a passable impersonation of Howard McNear as Doc Adams for at least one episode, "The Cast"), and Crime Classics. One of his few starring roles in this medium was as Jethro Dumont in the 1949 series The Green Lama, as well as a syndicated anthology series The Player, in which Frees narrated and played all of the parts. Frees was often called upon in the 1950s and 1960s to "re-loop" the dialogue of other actors, often to correct for foreign accents, lack of English proficiency, or poor line readings by non-professionals. These dubs extended from a few lines to entire roles. This can be noticed rather clearly in the film Midway where Frees reads for Toshiro Mifune's performance as Admiral Yamamoto; or in the film Some Like It Hot, in which Frees provides the voice of funeral director Mozzarella as well as much of the falsetto voice for Tony Curtis' female character Josephine. Frees also dubbed the entire role of Eddie in the Disney film The Ugly Dachshund, replacing actor Dick Wessel, who had died of a sudden heart attack after completion of principal photography. Frees also dubbed Humphrey Bogart in his final film The Harder They Fall. Bogart was suffering at the time from what would be diagnosed as esophageal cancer and thus could barely be heard in some takes, hence the need for Frees to dub in his voice. He also voiced the cars in the comedy The Great Race. Unlike many voice actors who did most of their work for one studio, Frees worked extensively with at least nine of the major animation production companies of the 20th century: Walt Disney Studios, Walter Lantz Studios, UPA, Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, DePatie-Freleng Enterprises, Jay Ward Productions and Rankin/Bass.[citation needed] Frees was active until his sudden death at the age of 66 from heart failure on November 2, 1986. He was living in Tiburon, California at the time. Frees was cremated and his ashes were scattered upon the Pacific Ocean. There have been homages to Frees by fellow voice actor Corey Burton, who happens to have matched the voices Frees used for some of his characters. Burton has re-recorded introductions for some Disneyland attractions that were originally recorded by Frees. In some cases, the original Frees introductions were simply worn out due to overuse. In other cases, the introductions were changed slightly to reflect updated safety standards and thus necessitated a re-recording.[citation needed]
  • Paul Frees (June 22, 1920 – November 2, 1986) was an American voice actor and character actor.
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