Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy • 2004Popeye • Pappy
"I loved Jack Mercer, and I got him. I understood him. And what helped me understand that Popeye voice — it's a high voice and a low voice at the same time — cause when I was a kid, we all used to try to do that and we all stunk. It didn't sound right. So one day, I see this film — it was an independent film called Genghis Blues. And it was about this blind singer in San Francisco who wrote a hit for Steve Miller. ... And he was listening to a world-band radio one night, and he heard this strange noise. And it was a program about Tuvan singers. And Tuvans had a way of singing where they could do one and two voices. And I realized, 'Oh man, that's how this guy did it. Jack Mercer.' [He imitates both voices.] There'd be two voices, an octave apart. And he'd put them together."
Zombie College • 2006Skully • Graham
Futurama: Bender's Big Score • 2007Professor Hubert Farnsworth • Phillip J. Fry • Dr. Zoidberg • Zapp Brannigan • Richard Nixon's Head • Additional Characters
"He sort of fades in and out. ... He's doddering, and he's a combination of lots of different wizards and Burgess Meredith and [The Wizard of Oz's] Frank Morgan and all those kinds of things all rolled up into one."
Futurama: Bender's Game • 2008Dr. John Zoidberg • Phillip J. Fry • Professor Farnsworth • Additional Characters
"That voice is a combination of a couple of people in show business that I always found really funny and interesting. ... One was from vaudeville ... named George Jessel, and he was the 'Toastmaster General of the United States,' and he would always have appropriate toasts for every occasion. And he had a kind of a marble mouth. ... And the other guy was an actor by the name of Lou Jacobi. He was in the movie Arthur."
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs • 2008Captain Zapp Brannigan • Phillip J. Fry • Professor Farnsworth • Richard Nixon's Head • Additional Characters
"He was based on a lot of disc jockeys I grew up with because I worked in radio ... and they loved more than anything else in the world the sound of their own voice. ... They never let it go. ... They had to swing with every pitch. They had to fill the air with their voice. ... And then I loved the big dumb announcers from the old days, too. Their voice sounded like the last voice in the world, but it almost became comical."
Futurama: The Wild Green Yonder • 2009Richard Nixon's Head • Phillip J. Fry • Professor Farnsworth • Dr. Zoidberg • Zapp Brannigan • Leo Wong • Additional Characters