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Michael Bell

Born:

July 30, 1938 (age 75)

Location:

Brooklyn, New York

Roles:

Voice actor, actor, voice director

Characters played:

Allstar Seaworthy, Bigweed, Elder #4, Additional voices

Michael Bell

Michael Bell

Michael Bell, or Mike Bell (born July 30, 1938), is an American actor and voice actor. On the Snorks, he is best known as the voices of Allstar Seaworthy, Bigweed, Elder #4 in the Council of Elders, and a few additional characters. He is also considered one of the most prominent voice actors of the 1980s.

Characters Portrayed

Other Major Voice Roles 

  • Drew Pickles, Chaz Finster, Boris Kropotkin - Rugrats
  • Lance, Sven - Voltron
  • Handy Smurf, Grouchy Smurf, Lazy Smurf - Smurfs
  • Mark - Speed Buggy
  • Bruce Banner - The Incredible Hulk (1982-1983)
  • Zan, Gleek - Super Friends
  • Duke, Major Bludd, Clutch - GI Joe
  • Naugus - Sonic the Hedgehog 
  • Quackerjack - Darkwing Duck
  • Dr. Ben Cooper - Jana of the Jungle
  • The Collector - Bonkers
  • Dr. Octopus - Spiderman and His Amazing Friends
  • Harvey - Foofur
  • Prowl, Sidesweep, Scrapper, Gort, Brainstorm - Transformers
  • Lex Luthor - Superman (1988)
  • Mr. Bad - The Flintstones Kids
  • Dick Dastardly - The Funstastic World of Hanna-Barbera
  • Ratmore - The Pirates of Dark Water
  • Aziz - Aladdin: The TV Series

Live Action Roles 

  • Les Crowley - Dallas
  • Zorn - Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Bill Miles - Remington Steele
  • Bill Margolis - CHiPs
  • Seargant Bill Duncan - Charlie's Angels
  • Willie Stratton - M*A*S*H
  • Petrov - Benson
  • Micahel, Rama Mageesh - Three's Company
  • Monk - Damaged Goods/V.D. (1961)
  • Joe Hennesseey - Trip To Where (1968)

Video Game Roles

  • Alan Parker - Alpha Protocol 
  • Galkin, Gate Warden - Baldur's Gate
  • Seargant Pavlov - Call of Duty
  • Dr. Pierce Rogers - Doom 3
  • Raziel - Legacy of Kain
  • Lawrence - Ratchet & Clank

Crew Work

  • Casting and voice director - Kidd Video
  • Voice director - Peter Pan and The Pirates

Personal Life

Michael Bell was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York. He married fellow actress Victoria Carroll in 1984, and their daugher is actress Ashley Bell. He is also the godfather of actor Steve Guttenberg. In 1983, he and Victoria opened The West End Playhouse in Van Nuys, California, where they organized, wrote, directed, and acted in several productions. The most notable was The Ladies of the Camillas, in which Bell played Ivan (the villain) and Carroll played Madame Sarah Bernhardt. As a result, it won three Drama Logue Awards. In 1988, they chose to focus more on being parents to their daughter, so they sold the threater to Edmund Gaynes and Pamela Hall. As of 2012, he's serving on the board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild in the Hollywood division. 

Activism

Bell is not only an animal rights activist, but also an inventor. In 1991, he and fellow colleague Melanie Chartoff invented The Graywater Rotating Drain, which recycles graywater in the home. One year later, it was patented with the help of Ronald K. Ford. Following the March 30, 2012 merger of SAG and AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), he and a few other actors sued against the current SAG President Ken Howard and several SAG vice presidents because the election was imporper. As of 2014, this matter is still awaiting a trip through the court system. 

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