Neil Ross

Neil Ross (born 31 December 1944) is a British-American voice actor and announcer, now resident in the United States, working in Los Angeles. Noted for his Trans-Atlantic accent, Ross has provided voices in many American cartoons, most notably Voltron, G.I. Joe, and Transformers. He has also done voice work in numerous video games, including Mass Effect and Leisure Suit Larry 6 and 7. Ross has also provided voice roles (such as radio announcers) for many movies, including Back to the Future Part II, Babe, Quiz Show, and Being John Malkovich.

Neil Ross
Ross in 2011
Born (1944-12-31) 31 December 1944
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationVoice actor, Announcer
Years active1978–present
Notable credit(s)
G.I. Joe
as Dusty/Shipwreck
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
as Colonel Volgin
Transformers
as Bonecrusher/Hook/Springer/Slag
Voltron
as Keith/Jeff/Pidge/Chip
Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron
as Mac Mange
Spouse(s)Jeanne Jackson
Children1
Websiteneilross.com

Neil Ross was the announcer for the 75th Annual Academy Awards Telecast in 2003, and the Emmy Awards Telecast in 2004. He has also narrated numerous episodes of A&E's Biography, and many editions of NOVA on PBS (including Mars – Dead or Alive, which was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2004).

Early life

Neil Ross was born in London, England, on 31 December 1944 and subsequently raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His family moved to Long Beach, California when he was 12 years old. When they moved to San Diego, a young Ross started listening to KFWB, and became obsessed with becoming a disc-jockey.

Career

He started working in radio when he finished school. His first station was KMUR in Salt Lake City, Utah. Following this, he moved on to KORL, KGMB and KKUA in Honolulu, Hawaii, before moving to KCBQ in San Diego in 1969. He stayed in California, working on KYA San Francisco and KMPC Los Angeles. He made his last broadcast in 1985.

He began his voice-over work in 1978 when he moved to Los Angeles. His first role was as a salesman in an episode of Richie Rich for Hanna-Barbera. Ross has voiced radio and television commercials for companies including Wal-Mart, AT&T, Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, Mattel, Goodyear, Disney, Hoover, Anheuser-Busch, Southwest Airlines, and Kelloggs, and has done promo works for CBS, NBC, ABC, TBS, and Fox Kids, using an American accent in all of his performances.

Ross lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

Filmography

Animation

YearTitleRoleNotesReferences
1981Spider-Man (1981)Green Goblin/Norman OsbornUnknown episodes
1983Spider-Man and his Amazing FriendsCyclopsEp."The X-Men Adventure"
1983-1986G.I. Joe"Buzzer", "Dusty", "Heavy Metal", "Monkeywrench", "Shipwreck", "Thunder"Unknown episodes
1984–1987The Transformers[1][2]Bonecrusher, Hook, Springer, Slag, Sixshot, Pointblank, FracasUnknown episodes
1985–1986JemHoward Sands, Hector RamirezUnknown episodes
1986Galaxy HighRotten Roland13 episodes
InhumanoidsHerc Armstrong, Tank, Ssslither, Sabre Jet, Ronald Reagan, Hector RamirezUnknown episodes
Rambo: The Force of FreedomJohn J. Rambo65 episodes
The CenturionsAce McCloudUnknown episodes
1987Bionic SixF.L.U.F.F.I.Unknown episodes
The Little Troll PrincePrag No. 1Television special
Visionaries: Knights of the Magical LightLeoricUnknown episodes
Spiral ZoneOverlord, Wolfgang 'Tank' SchmidtUnknown episodes
1989X-Men: Pryde of the X-MenNightcrawlerTelevision pilot
1990–1991Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: The Animated SeriesWhitley WhiteUnknown episodes
Wake, Rattle and RollAxel, Baba LooeyUnknown episodes
Zazoo ULogan ChomperUnknown episodes
1991Yo Yogi!Morocco MoleUnknown episodes
1992–1994Batman: The Animated SeriesDealer, Ratso, JakeUnknown episodes
1993-1994SWAT Kats: The Radical SquadronMac Mange5 episodes
1994Fantastic FourDoctor Doom (Season 1), Puppet Master
Warlord Krang, Super-Skrull (Season 1)
Unknown episodes
1994–1996Iron ManFin Fang Foom, Wellington Yinsen, Howard Walter Stark, BlizzardUnknown episodes
1995–1997The Mask: The Animated SeriesLt. Kellaway, Sly EasteneggerUnknown episodes
1995–1998Spider-Man (1994)Green Goblin/Norman OsbornUnknown episodes
1996Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the RealmShang Tsung
2000–2007Harvey Birdman, Attorney at LawVulturo, Dr. Benton Quest, Ding-A-Ling Wolf, RehnquistUnknown episodes
2003–2007My Life as a Teenage RobotDr. Phineas Mogg, Redneck, Special Agent #1Unknown episodes
2007Ben 10Wainwright, Guard #2, Radio Chatter #1Ep. "Ben 4 Good Buddy"
2012The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest HeroesWilliam Cross / Crossfire, Thug 1, Security GuardEp. "To Steal an Ant-Man"
2012–2013Kung Fu Panda: Legends of AwesomenessConstable HuUnknown episodes
2017Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!Scrooge, Symposium HeadEp. "Scroogey Doo"[3]

Live action

Movies

Video and computer games

References

  1. Lawson, Tim; Persons, Alisa (2004), The magic behind the voices: a who's who of cartoon voice actors, Univ. Press of Mississippi, p. xxx, ISBN 978-1-57806-696-4
  2. "The TCC Presents: Screamers Retro-Views – G1 Interview with Neil Ross". Transformers Collectors Club Magazine. 1 (37): 3.
  3. "Voice Of Cyclops - X-Men franchise | Behind The Voice Actors". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 27 December 2018. Check marks indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources
  4. Capcom (27 April 2004). Onimusha 3: Demon Siege. Scene: Closing credits, 0:45 in, cast.
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