William Richard West
April 16, 1952
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
William Richard West (born April 16, 1952), better known as Billy West, is an American voice actor, musician, singer, and songwriter. His most notable voice roles include the title characters of Doug and The Ren & Stimpy Show, as well as the Futurama characters Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, and Zapp Brannigan. In commercials, he is the current voice of the Red M&M and formerly voiced Buzz for Honey Nut Cheerios. He also voices established characters Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Popeye, Shaggy Rogers, Snooper and Blabber, Muttley, and Woody Woodpecker, and was a cast member on The Howard Stern Show, during which time he was noted for his impressions of Larry Fine, Marge Schott, George Takei, and Jackie Martling.
In 1980, West was part of an oldies band called The Shutdowns.  West worked at WBCN in Boston, performing daily on the air on The Big Mattress show, then moved to New York City in 1988, working at K-Rock Radio (92.3 FM WXRK). West became a regular on The Howard Stern Show at that time until leaving in 1995. West moved to Los Angeles, where he found success as a voice actor and performer.
Radio and television
West launched his career in the early 1980s, performing daily comedic routines on Boston's WBCN. He left the radio station in 1988 to work on the short-lived revival of Beany and Cecil, which was his first role in television. He was a cast member and impressionist on The Howard Stern Show during the 1990s, where he gained notice for his impersonations of Three Stooges middleman Larry Fine, Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott and Stern's head writer Jackie Martling. West's most notable film work was in Space Jam (1996), providing the voice of both Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. He has provided the same voices for other Looney Tunes films and video games.
West's first major roles were on Doug and The Ren & Stimpy Show, which were two of the first three Nicktoons on Nickelodeon (the other being Rugrats). Over his career, West has been the voice talent for close to 120 different characters including some of the most iconic animated figures in television history. He has become one of the few voice actors who can impersonate Mel Blanc in his prime, including characterizations of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, the voice Arthur Q. Bryan used for Elmer Fudd, as well as other characters from Warner Bros. cartoons. In 1998, Entertainment Weekly described West as "the new Mel Blanc" and noted his ability to mimic well-known voices, though he would rather develop original voices. West's favorite characters are Philip J. Fry and Stimpy, both of which he originated. West has been very outspoken over his displeasure about the influx of movie star actors providing voice-over for films and major shows. West has stated that he did not like the Disney version of Doug and that he "couldn't watch" the show. West was the voice of the show's namesake, Geeker, throughout Project Geeker's 13-episode run. West was the voice of Zim in the original pilot for Invader Zim. Richard Steven Horvitz was chosen for the series role because West's voice was too recognizable, according to creator Jhonen Vasquez during DVD commentary. West is the voice of "Red" in numerous M&M commercials as well as the 3-D movie I Lost my M in Vegas, currently playing at M&M's World in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also voices a number of minor characters in the series Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World. He voiced the character Moobeard in Moobeard the Cow Pirate, a short animation featured on Random! Cartoons and reprises his role as Elmer Fudd in Cartoon Network's series The Looney Tunes Show. In 1999, he also had a cameo in the Emmy Award-winning cartoon Dilbert.
The Ren & Stimpy Show
West provided the voice of Stimpy J. Cat in Nickelodeon's The Ren & Stimpy Show from 1991 until 1996, and he later provided the voice of Ren Höek from 1993 to 1996 when Ren's original voice and series creator John Kricfalusi was fired by Nickelodeon (then a division of the original Viacom) for delivering late and objectionable episodes. He performed other characters on the series, such as Mr. Horse (another role he took over after Kricfalusi's departure) and the announcer for the "Log" ads (a voice West would use years later as the narrator for The Weird Al Show).
According to West, he was originally supposed to do the voice of both Ren and Stimpy (and performed both characters on the tape that was used to sell the show to Nickelodeon), but then Kricfalusi decided to do the voice of Ren himself once the show was sold and he had West on board as part of the selling point. However, West provided Ren's laughter with Kricfalusi as Ren's speaking voice.
West's roles in Futurama include Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan, and Dr. Zoidberg, among others. As he and other Futurama cast and crew point out in DVD commentaries, he voiced so many characters throughout the series that conversations are often held entirely between characters he is voicing. West went into the Futurama auditions and was asked to try out for, as he says, "just about every part". He eventually landed the roles of Farnsworth, Zoidberg, and Brannigan. He later got the main role of Fry, which originally had gone to Charlie Schlatter. While West is known for his original voices, the voice he uses for Fry is often considered to be closer to his natural voice than any other character he has played; in an audio commentary, he states Fry is "just [himself] at age 25". This similarity, West acknowledges, was done purposefully in order to make it harder to replace him in the part along with placing more of himself personally into the role.
The role of Zapp Brannigan was written for the late Phil Hartman, who died before the show started; West was given the role. West has described his interpretation of Zapp Brannigan's voice as an imitation of Hartman, but described the actual vocalizations of the character as being based on "a couple of big dumb announcers I knew." Futurama was renewed by Comedy Central as four direct-to-DVD films broken into 16 television episodes. West reprised his roles for these films and was signed on for two new 26-episode production seasons (four 13-episode air seasons) of Futurama which aired summers of 2010 to 2013.
West was the announcer of the program Screen Gems Network which ran from 1999–2001. He was the promotional announcer for The Comedy Channel before it merged with HA! to become Comedy Central. Over his career, Billy West has voiced multiple characters in television commercials. These include (but are not limited to):
- Red, the plain milk chocolate M&M (1996–present) (after Jon Lovitz's departure from the role in 1996).
- Buzz, the bee for Honey Nut Cheerios (1990–2004).
- An alien for Pentium 4.
- Popeye for Minute Maid.
- Babe Ruth, Mickey Goldmill and Bruce Lee for Brisk Iced Tea.
- Marfalump, a mascot for Pepsi from 1999 to 2000; created to tie in with the release of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
West voiced the Speed Racer character in a late 1990s advertisement for Volkswagen, because the commercial's producers could not locate Peter Fernandez, the original voice of Speed. However, the producers did locate Corinne Orr, the original voice for the characters Trixie and Spritle.
West provided voices for Eric Kaplan's web cartoon Zombie College and two characters in Tofu the Vegan Zombie. He appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor Podcast on January 30, 2015. The episode was recorded live at The Smell in Downtown Los Angeles during the third annual Riot LA Comedy Festival.
West began his own podcast show in July 2015. It features him doing numerous characters per episode, recurring segments such as "Song Demolition", "Billy Bastard – Amateur Human Being" and special guest Jim Gomez.
Perhaps West's most notable film work came in the 1996 film Space Jam, where he provided the voice of both Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. West reprised the roles of Bugs and Fudd in subsequent Looney Tunes feature-length films and returned as Fudd in the theatrically released Looney Tunes: Back in Action. In 1998, West starred in the direct-to-video film Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island as Shaggy Rogers, becoming the second person to portray the character (the first being Casey Kasem). He was one of the top contenders to replace Kasem after his retirement in 2009 but lost the role to Matthew Lillard. In 2000, he provided additional voices in Disney's Dinosaur. In 2004, West voiced the classic character Popeye in the 75th-anniversary film Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy, and made his live-action film debut in Mark Hamill's Comic Book: The Movie. He also appeared in a cameo in Garfield: The Movie. Other films featuring West's vocal talents include Joe's Apartment, Cats & Dogs, Olive, the Other Reindeer, TMNT, The Proud Family Movie and several Tom and Jerry direct-to-video films.
West is a guitarist and singer-songwriter with a band called Billy West and The Grief Counselors. They have released their first album, Me-Pod. West has toured as a guitarist for Roy Orbison and Brian Wilson.
In 1982, West sang lead, doing an impersonation of Mike Love, on a Beach Boys-inspired tune, "Another Cape Cod Summer This Year," by studio band ROUTE 28, written and produced by Erik Lindgren on his Arf! Arf! Records label.
West has collaborated with Deborah Harry, Lou Reed, and Los Lobos, and he has played live on several occasions with Brian Wilson, including the guitar solo on the Beach Boys tune "Do it Again" on Late Show with David Letterman, in the mid-1990s.
Throughout the 1980s, West provided character voices on Charles Laquidara's Big Mattress radio show on Boston's WBCN. West was one-half of the award-winning WBCN Production team from 1980–1986. From 1989 through 1995, West provided The Howard Stern Show with character voices such as Jim Backus, Lucille Ball, Raymond Burr, Johnny Carson, Johnnie Cochran, Connie Chung, Pat Cooper, Jane Curtin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Doris Day, Louis "Red" Deutsch, David Dinkins, Mia Farrow, Larry Fine, Pete Fornatale, Frank Gifford, Kathie Lee Gifford, Rudolph Giuliani, Mark Goddard, Bobcat Goldthwait, the Greaseman, Jonathan Harris (as Dr. Zachary Smith), Leona Helmsley, Evander Holyfield, Shemp Howard, Lance Ito, Elton John, Don Knotts, Jay Leno, Nelson Mandela, Jackie Martling (as the Jackie puppet), Ed McMahon, Al Michaels, Bill Mumy (as Will Robinson), Cardinal O'Connor, Maury Povich, Soon-Yi Previn, Marge Schott, Frank Sinatra, Rae Stern (Howard Stern's mother), George Takei, Joe Walsh and Robin Williams until eventually leaving the show over money. West was an occasional contributor to The Adam Carolla Show, a syndicated morning radio show that replaced Stern's show on CBS in LA. On February 19 and 20, 2007, The Howard Stern Show ran a special two-part retrospective of West's work with the show. It marked his first work with the show since leaving after his last show on November 1, 1995. On June 9, 2009, West appeared on Jackie Martling's Jackie's Joke Hunt on Stern's satellite radio channel Howard 101.
Other video game characters West has voiced include:
- Stimpy in The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots! (1993), Nicktoons Racing (2000), and Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (2007).
- Dr. Zoidberg in The Simpsons Game (2007).
- Additional Voices in Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly (2002).
- Ricky Sr. and O'Toole in Open Season (video game) (2006).
- Sparx in The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night (2007).
- Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg and Zapp Brannigan in Futurama (2003).
- Nash and Zam in Crash Nitro Kart (2003).
- Voices for the player character in Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (2000).
- Murfy in Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (2003).
- Muttley and L'il Gruesome in Wacky Races: Starring Dastardly and Muttley (2001).
- Additional Voices in Mad Dash Racing, for the Xbox.
- Red in M&M's: The Lost Formulas (2000).
- Hamton J. Pig in Tiny Toon Adventures: Toonenstein.
- Atomic Bomberman in Atomic Bomberman.
- Emilio Baza in Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned.
- Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time.
- The Yak in Nicktoons MLB (2011).
- Fire Kraken, Freeze Blade, Food Fight, Chill Bill and Rocky Roll in Skylanders: Swap Force, Skylanders: Trap Team and Skylanders: SuperChargers.
- The narrator in Minecraft: Story Mode (2015).
|1996||Joe's Apartment||Ralph Roach|
|1996||Space Jam||Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd|
|1998||Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island||Norville "Shaggy" Rogers||Direct-to-video|
|2000||Rugrats in Paris: The Movie||Sumo Singer|
|2001||Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring||Freddie||Direct-to-video|
|2001||Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius||Various Voices|
|2003||Looney Tunes: Back in Action||Elmer Fudd, Peter Lorre|
|2004||Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy||Popeye, Pappy||Direct-to-video|
|2005||Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars||Biff Buzzard, King Thingg, Gardener #2|
|2006||Queer Duck: The Movie||Bi-Polar Bear||Direct-to-video|
|2006||Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas||Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd|
|2007||Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure||Pirate #8, Miniature Cyclops, Spider Clown Mailman, Beast Master|
|2007||Futurama: Bender's Big Score||Philip J. Fry, Lars Fillmore, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Richard Nixon, Additional voices||Direct-to-video|
|2008||Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs||Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Richard Nixon, Additional voices|
|2008||Futurama: Bender's Game||Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, Additional voices|
|2009||Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder||Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Leo Wong, Richard Nixon, Additional voices|
|2010||Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes||Tom|
|2011||Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz||Uncredited|
|2012||Daffy's Rhapsody||Elmer Fudd||Short film|
|2014||Movieactors: Giant 8 Classic Cartoons||Rancid Rabbit, The Amazing Ray, The Amazing Fay, Randolph|
|2015||The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water||Seagull|
|2015||Pixels||Additional Video Game Characters|
|2016||Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz||Tom||Uncredited|
|2017||Best Fiends: Boot Camp||General Slug||Short film|
|2021||Space Jam: A New Legacy||Elmer Fudd|
|1988||The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil||Cecil|
|1991–1994||Doug||Douglas Yancey "Doug" Funnie, Roger Klotz, Additional voices|
|1991–1996||The Ren & Stimpy Show||Stimpy J. Cat, Ren Höek*, Mr. Horse*, Additional voices||*Replacing John Kricfalusi|
|1994||The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show||France Bug|
|1994||The Baby Huey Show||Fox|
|1996||Earthworm Jim||The Sturgeon|
|1996-1999||Timon & Pumbaa||Various Voices|
|1996–2003||Dexter's Laboratory||Additional voices|
|1997–98||The Wacky World of Tex Avery||Tex Avery, Freddy the Fly, Sagebrush Sid|
|1997||Cow and Chicken||Additional voices|
|1997–2000||I Am Weasel|
|1997||The Weird Al Show||Show Announcer, Harvey the Wonder Hamster|
|1997||Extreme Ghostbusters||Slimer, Mayor McShane|
|1997||Space Goofs||Additional voices|
|1997–1999||King of the Hill||Cigarenders Leader, Mr. Holloway, Sergeant Barber|
|1998||Mad Jack the Pirate||Snuk|
|1998–2000||Histeria!||Chit Chatterson, Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck,Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn|
|1998–2000||Voltron: The Third Dimension||Pidge|
|1998–2005||The Powerpuff Girls||Additional voices|
|1998–2005||CatDog||Rancid Rabbit, Mr. Sunshine, Randolph Grant, Mean Bob|
|1998||Planet Kate||Max, Boliar|
|1999||Queer Duck||Bi-Polar Bear, Additional voices|
|1999||Detention||Emmitt Roswell, Additional voices|
|1999||Olive, the Other Reindeer||Mr. Eskimo||Television film|
|1999||Rayman: The Animated Series||Rayman|
|1999||Dilbert||Marketing Guy, Additional voices|
|1999||Family Guy||Additional voices||Ep. "Death Has a Shadow"|
|1999–2002||The New Woody Woodpecker Show||Woody Woodpecker, Wally Walrus, Smedley, Doug Knutts|
|1999–2013||Futurama||Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg
Zapp Brannigan, Richard Nixon, Additional voices
|1999–2002||Screen Gems Network||Announcer||Syndicated program|
|2000||Poochini's Yard||Poochini, Walter White, Mr. Garvey, Lockjaw|
|2001||Horrible Histories||Stitch, Narrator, Various|
|2001||The Oblongs||George Klimer, Anita Bidet, Additional voices|
|2001||Totally Spies!||Lester Crawley|
|2002||Jackie Chan Adventures||Monkey King||Ep. "Monkey a Go-Go"|
|2002||Crank Yankers||Confucious, Moo Shu|
|2002||Ozzy & Drix||Muscle Cell||Ep. "Reflex"|
|2002–2006||The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius||Sam Melvick, Additional voices|
|2003||Duck Dodgers||Mother Fudd|
|2003–2009||My Life as a Teenage Robot||Principal Razinski, Additional voices|
|2004||What's New, Scooby-Doo?||Jimmy Proudwolf||Ep. "New Mexico, Old Monster"|
|2004||Invader Zim||Zim||Ep. "Pilot"|
|2004||Justice League Unlimited||Skeets, Dr. Daniel Brown, Transporter Tech||Ep. "The Greatest Story Never Told"|
|2004, 2006||Codename: Kids Next Door||Numbuh 13|
|2005||The Life & Times of Juniper Lee||Leprechaun|
|2005||The Proud Family Movie||Board Member, Cab Driver||Television film|
|2005–2007||Loonatics Unleashed||Electro J. Fudd, Sagittarius Stomper|
|2006||Ben 10||Kraab, Guard, Punk #2|
|2006–2007||Drawn Together||Stimpy, Popeye, Denzel Washington|
|2006||Zombie College||Skully, Graham||Web series|
|2006–2007||Squirrel Boy||Kyle Finster|
|2007||El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera|
|2007||SpongeBob SquarePants||King Neptune|
|2007–2009||Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World||Various|
|2008||The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack||Additional voices|
|2008||The Mighty B!|
|2009||Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Skeets||Ep. "Menace of the Conqueror Caveman!"|
|2010||Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil||Additional voices|
|2010, 2012||Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated||Gunther Gator, Randy Warsaw, Butch Firbanks|
|2010||Glenn Martin, DDS||Mr. Vernon||Ep. "Camp"|
|2011||Mongo Wrestling Alliance||Various|
|2011||Eric Kaplan's Sketch World||Additional voices||Web series|
|2011–2014||The Looney Tunes Show||Elmer Fudd|
|2012||The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange||Cranberry|
|2013||Ultimate Spider-Man||Rocket Raccoon|
|2014||The Simpsons||Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg||Ep. "Simpsorama"|
|2014||Mixels||Lunk, Gobba, Balk|
|2014||Adventure Time||Goose, Dr. Erik Adamkinson, Mayor||Ep. "Everything's Jake"|
|2014||Turbo Fast||Fleagor, Mosquito, Adolfo, Waterbug, Jack A. Lopez|
|2014||TripTank||Sextus Scribnous||Ep. "Ahhh, Serenity"|
|2015–2019||The Stinky & Dirty Show||Chill|
|2016||Rolling with the Ronks!||Godzi*||*Replacing Dee Bradley Baker|
|2016||Star vs. the Forces of Evil||Hungry Larry||Ep. "Hungry Larry/Spider with a Top Hat"|
|2016||Bunnicula||Friendless Sven the Destroyer||Ep. "Squeaky Doom"|
|2016||Robot Chicken||Doug Funnie, Waffleface||Ep. "Yogurt in a Bag"|
|2016||Mighty Magiswords||Herman, Pterodactyl, Spiffy the Sphinx|
|2017||Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!||Sheriff Boon, Paco||Ep. "How to Train Your Coward"|
|2017||Samurai Jack||Walrus Merchant||Ep. "XCIX"|
|2017–2019||Wacky Races||Muttley, Tiny, Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, Quick Draw McGraw, Touche Turtle, Jabberjaw|
|2018||Happy!||Raspberry (voice)||Ep. "The Scrapyard of Childish Things"|
|2018–present||Rockin' South||Mortimer Mousewell|
|2018–present||Disenchantment||Sorcerio, The Jester, Mertz, Pops the Elf, King Rulo the Elf||Netflix series|
|2020–present||Spitting Image||Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Vladimir Putin, Mark Zuckerberg|
|2021||Jellystone!||Super Snooper, Paw Rugg||HBO Max series|
Video games2006 Open Season Toothy O'Toole, Ricky Sr. | 2007
|1997||Atomic Bomberman||Atomic Bomberman|
|1999||Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time||Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd|
|1999||Tiny Toon Adventures: Toonenstein||Hamilton J. Pig|
|2000||M&M's: The Lost Formulas||Red|
|2000||Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn||Additional voices|
|2001||Wacky Races: Starring Dastardly and Muttley||Muttley, L'il Gruesome|
|2001||Mad Dash Racing||Additional voices|
|2002||Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly||Additional voices|
|2003||Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc||Murfy|
|2003||Futurama||Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan|
|2003||Crash Nitro Kart||Nash, Zam|
|The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night||Sparx|
|2007||Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots||Stimpy|
|2007||The Simpsons Game||Dr. Zoidberg|
|2011||Nicktoons MLB||The Yak|
|2013||Skylanders series||Fire Kraken, Freeze Blade, Food Fight, Chill Bill, Rocky Roll|
|2015||Minecraft: Story Mode||Narrator, Siggie, Fanboy|
|2004||Comic Book: The Movie||Leo Matuzik||Direct-to-video|
|2013||I Know That Voice||Himself||Documentary|
- 1970 Roslindale High School Year Book
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registration for Billy Bastard by William R. West a/k/a Billy West
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Second Registration for Billy Bastard by William R. West a/k/a Billy West
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