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Paul Frees
Paul Frees born Solomon Hersh Frees (June 22, 1920 – November 2, 1986) was an American actor known for his work on MGM, Walter Lantz and Walt Disney theatrical cartoons during the Golden Age of Animation and for portraying villain Boris Badenov on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. During his illustrious career he became known as "The Man of a thousand voices."

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. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered upon the Pacific Ocean.

Filmography

Radio

Year

Program

Role

Episode

1945 The Lux Radio Theatre Multiple characters
1945-1947 A Man Named Jordan Digger Slade
1946 Rogue's Gallery
1946 The Whistler
1946 The Alan Young Show
1946-1952 Suspense Announcer
Passerby
Earl White
Frankenstein's Monster
Hubbard
1947 Ellery Queen
1947-1948 Escape Doctor Dubosk
Finnie Morner
John Woolfolk
Sanger Rainsford
"The Fourth Man"
"Snake Doctor"
"Wild Oranges"
"The Most Dangerous Game"
1948 Your Movietown Radio Theatre Multiple characters
1948 The First Nighter Program
1949 The Green Lama Jethro Dumont/Green Lama
1949 Rocky Jordan
1951 The Silent Men
1951 Mr. Aladdin Robert Aladdin
1953 Crime Classics Charles McManus
Charley Ford
Charles Drew, Sr.
Pub Man
"The Axe and the Droot Family- How They Fared"
"The Death of a Picture Hanger"
"The Shrapnelled Body of Charles Drew, Sr."
1954 Fibber McGee and Molly
1956 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar Bert Parker "The Jolly Roger Fraud" part 1
1957 The CBS Radio Workshop Captain Vesey
Ogden the Messenger
"Sweet Cherries in Charleston"
1984 Bradbury 13 Narrator
Film

Year

Film

Role

Notes

1947 Crazy with the Heat Oasis Soda Fountain Proprietor Uncredited
1950 Jerry and the Lion Radio Announcer
1951 A Place in the Sun Rev. Morrison Live Action role
1951 Jerry's Cousin Cousin Muscles
1951 His Mouse Friday Jerry
The Cannibals
Uncredited
1951 The Thing From Another World Dr. Voorhees Live Action role
1951 His Kind of Woman Corley Live Action role
1952 The Star Richard Stanley Live action role
1952 Cruise Cat Ship's Captain
1952 Busybody Bear Bear
1953 Life with Tom Radio Announcer
1953 The Missing Mouse Radio announcer
1953 Wee Willy Wildcat Barney Bear
1953 The War of the Worlds Radio Reporter Live Action role
1953 Buccaneer Woodpecker Wally Walrus
1953 T.V. of Tomorrow Narrator
1954 The Farm of Tomorrow Narrator
1954 Homesteader Droopy Narrator
1954 Suddenly Benny Live Action role
1955 Cellbound The Prisoner
The Warden
The Little Wife
1956 Down Beat Bear First Radio Announcer
1956 Blue Cat Blues Jerry Mouse
1956 Francis in the Haunted House Francis the talking mule
1957 The 27th Day Ward Mason, Newscaster Live action role
Uncredited
1957 The Cyclops Voice effects of The Cyclops
1959 Some Like It Hot Voice of Tony Curtis as Josephine
1959 The Shaggy Dog Narrator
J.W. Galvin
1960 Loopy De Loop Watchdog "Tale of a Wolf"
1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians Dirty Dawson Uncredited
1962-1972 The Beary Family Charlie Beary
Junior Beary
1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods Radio News Announcer
1964 The Carpetbaggers Narrator Uncredited
1965 The Great Race Automobiles
1966 The Man Called Flintstone The Green Goose
Agent Triple X
Mario
Rock Slag
Ali
Bobo
1970 Tora! Tora! Tora! Voice of Japanese Ambassador Kichisaburo Nomura Uncredited
1970 Patton Voice of War Correspondent
Voice of a Member of the staff of Patton
Voice of Sheik
1975 Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze Narrator Uncredited
1982 The Flight of Dragons Antiquity Uncredited
1983 Twice Upon a Time Narrator
Chief of State
Judges in The Pantry of Pomp
Bailiff
1987 The Puppetoon Movie Arnie the Dinosaur
Pillsbury Doughboy
Released 7 months after his death
Television

Year

Series

Role

Notes

1953 The Jack Benny Program Narrator "The Honolulu Trip"
1955 Meet Mr. McNutley Husband Live action role
"Jury Duty"
1955-1956 The Bob Cummings Show Television announcer
1955-1960 The Millionaire John Beresford Tipton voice
1956 Jane Wyman Presents Emcee Live Action role
"Ten Percent"
1956-1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Announcer
Swanson
Mary's Father
voice
1957 The Adventures of Jim Bowie Etienne Live Action role
"German George"
1957-1968, 1976, 1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Ludwig Von Drake
Narrator
Donald Duck
Voiced Donald Duck in one episode
1958-1959 Steve Canyon Narrator
1959-1964 Rocky and Bullwinkle Boris
Inspector Fenwick
Captain Peter "Wrong Way" Peachfuzz
Additional voices
1960-1961 The Flintstones Mr. Granite
Rockenschpeel
Announcer
Ed Bedrock
"The Babysitters"
"The Happy Household"
1961 Top Cat Additional voices
1961 The Dick Tracy Show Go-Go Gomez Uncredited
1961-1962 Calvin and the Colonel Judge Oliver Wendell Clutch
1962-1972 Hoppity Hooper Narrator
Lupo
Sentry
1963 Krazy Kat Ignatz Mouse
1964-1965 The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo Sherlock Holmes
1965-1966 The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show Squiddly Diddly
Morocco Mole
Double-Q
Yellow Pinkie
Claude Hopper
1965-1969 The Beatles John Lennon
George Harrison
1966 The Impossibles Fluid-Man
Professor Stretch
Captain Kid
The Puzzler
Infamous Mr. Instant
The Artful Archer
Dr. Futuro
1966 Laurel and Hardy Additional characters
1966-1967 The Super 6 The Dispatcher "Super Chief"
Brother Matzoriley #1 and #3
Captain Whammo/Zammo
1966-1968 Space Ghost Brago
Zeron
1967 George of the Jungle Ape
Weevil
Baron Otto Matic
1967-1968 Super President James Norcross/Super President
Narrator
1967-1968 Fantastic Four Ben Grimm/The Thing
1969 The Pink Panther Show Man Talking To The Pink Panther
Texan Hunter
The Pink Panther
Voiced The Pink Panther in the episode "Sink Pink"
1971-1972 The Jackson 5ive Additional voices
1972 Alias Smith and Jones Hannibal Heyes Voice
"The Men That Corrupted Hadleyburg"
1974-1976 Run, Joe, Run Narrator
1976 Frosty's Winter Wonderland Jack Frost
Traffic Cop
TV Special
1976 The Pink Panther Laugh-and-a-Half Hour-and-a-Half Show Additional voices
1978 The Stingiest Man in Town Ghost of Christmas Past
Ghost of Christmas Present
TV Special
1979 Jack Frost Father Winter
Kubla Klaus
TV Special
1984 Knight Rider KARR "K.I.T.T. vs K.A.R.R."
1987 The Wind in the Willows Wayfarer Released posthumously; 8 months after Frees' death

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