Zapp Brannigan is voiced by Billy West, though he was originally intended to be voiced by Phil Hartman. Hartman insisted on auditioning for the role, and "of course, just nailed it" according to creator Matt Groening. However, due to Hartman's murder, West was given the role. On the Futurama DVD commentary, Groening reveals that Zapp's character and mannerisms were established in Billy West's original audition for the character, and any similarity to Phil Hartman or his other well known cartoon characters (Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure) is simply coincidence. On the other hand, in an interview for the web site TV Squad, Billy West states that his Zapp Brannigan is an imitation of Hartman and also "modeled after a couple of big dumb announcers I knew."
Other articles related to "voice":
2003 Alien Invasion Brik 2004 Blueberry Prosit Five Children and It It Voice only Romance Cigarettes Gene Vincent Ocean's Twelve Roman Nagel 2005 The Aristocrats Himself 2006 The ... The Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Reepicheep Voice only Igor Dr. 2010 Every Day Garrett 2011 The Other Side Dean Bellamy Cars 2 Miles Axelrod Voice only Lost Christmas Anthony Treasure Island Silver ...
... France Yoshifumi Kondō (1950–1998), animator, from Gosen Keiko Yokozawa (born 1952), voice actress, from Niigata City Bin Shimada (born 1954), voice actor, from Niigata City ...
... Features Alakazam the Great (1960) (voice in English dubbed version) "A Game of Pool" (1961) episode of The Twilight Zone It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) The ... Smurfs 2 (2013) Short Subjects Sonic Boom (1974) Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big (2000) (voice) Santa vs ... the Snowman 3D (2002) (voice) ...
... full, rich, bright and well-modulated soprano voice, with a range at that time from the A below middle C to the D two octaves above middle C ... a soprano, since arias in his repertoire contained the highest notes customarily employed by that voice during his lifetime "Fremano l'onde" in Pietro Torri's opera Nicomede (1728) and "Troverai ... duet in Orlandini's Antigona, Farinelli showed off all the beauties of his voice and refinements of his style, executing a number of passages of great virtuosity, which were rewarded with tumultuous applause ...
... The voice is similar to the House Crow with which it is closest to, but deeper and usually more resonant and described as the usual loud "caaa-caaa-caaa" ...
Famous quotes containing the word voice:
“The force of truth that a statement imparts, then, its prominence among the hordes of recorded observations that I may optionally apply to my own life, depends, in addition to the sense that it is argumentatively defensible, on the sense that someone like me, and someone I like, whose voice is audible and who is at least notionally in the same room with me, does or can possibly hold it to be compellingly true.”
—Nicholson Baker (b. 1957)
“There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at
There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the
—Bible: Hebrew Job (l. III, 1718)
“This, mayhap, was not logic, but it was something more potent, more real than logicthe soft insinuating voice of Sentiment.”
—Emmuska, Baroness Orczy (18651947)