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Jack Angel (October 24, 1930 - October 19, 2021) was an American voice actor, who has worked on many children's television series, movies and video games.

Life and career

Angel was born in Modesto, California. His first jobs in the industry included guest appearances in various Scooby Doo cartoons as well as in the series Super Friends, in which he played Hawkman, he also voiced Governor Wetworth on The Snorks, The Flash and Samurai.

In the Transformers series, he was the voice of Astrotrain, Ramjet, Cyclonus (following the death of Roger C. Carmel), Omega Supreme, and Ultra Magnus (animated television series only). He also lent his voice to the character Dr. Zachary Darret in the 1984 CBS cartoon series Pole Position (TV series). In 1995 he was the voice of Nikki in Balto, an animated film produced by Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, and also appeared in Dino-riders and G.I. Joe. In these three cartoons, he often acted alongside Frank Welker, Chris Latta, Peter Cullen and Charlie Adler. He also voiced the SWATbots on Sonic the Hedgehog. Also, he played the voice of Liquidator on Darkwing Duck. He played the Chief of Police in Goof Troop and also voiced Nick Fury on Spider-Man:The Animated series. At Disney, he did the voice of Squeeks The Caterpillar in The Fox and the Hound, but he was credited as and Squeeks The Caterpillar, and did additional voices in Robin Hood and The Rescuers, but was uncredited.

In 2001, Angel was the voice of "Teddy" in the movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence and provided additional voices in animated films such as A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Cars, Horton Hears a Who and the voice of the shark in Toy Story. Angel has also ventured into video games, and narrating the cult hit killer7 as well as playing Wonkers the Watilla in Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, The Mayor in Ratchet & Clank, and Captain Teague in the video game version of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

In 2007, he voiced an alien called Technorg on Ben 10 and Comrade Chaos on El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera.

Jack Angel's popular radio programs were heard on stations KMPC and KFI, Los Angeles.

He also played Chunk in the Pixar film Toy Story 3. He played as the pirate captain in an episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender. In 2002, shortly after the death of Gene Moss, Jack Angel voiced Smokey the Bear in a few public service announcements and radio spots until 2012. In 2007, he voiced an alien called Technorg on Ben 10. He also voiced Papa Smurf in the 2011 special, The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol. He also provided additional voices for Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, The Dukes, Snorks, Dino-Riders, The Smurfs, Asterix and the Big Fight, The Little Mermaid, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Land of Enchantment, Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire, Aladdin, Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan, The Iron Giant, Monsters, Inc., Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Lilo & Stitch, Treasure Planet, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Gothic 3, Horton Hears a Who, Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales, The Darkness II, The Lorax, Monsters University and Despicable Me 2.

His uncredited voice roles include Rock in the 2014 American biblical epic film Noah and an Egyptian in the 1998 animated film The Prince of Egypt.

He provided voices for the unused American dub of TUGS a British kids show.

Personal life

Angel was married twice. He and his first wife, Barbara Angel, divorced in 1980. He married talent agent/owner Arlene Thornton in 1984. Together they had three children. They lived in Studio City and Malibu, California.

He died on October 19, 2021, five days before his 91st birthday. No cause of death was given. [1]

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