August 15, 2011

Voice Actor - Harvey Atkin

Best known for being the narrator in all those Leon's Commercials. But to me, Harvey was best known for playing Sam in The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police, and also played Mario's and Luigi's arch enemy Bowser Koopa on DiC Entertainment's cartoon version of Super Mario Bros. (notably, he is the first English voice actor for the character). Playing Bowser in all three Mario animated series, he is the only voice actor to appear in all three series as the same character. Harvey also did the voice of Mr. Mushnik on Little Shop, loosely based on the movie Little Shop of Horrors.
Harvey Atkin has appeared in more than 75 films, and has appeared hundreds of times in episodic television shows. He has done voice-over work in literally thousands of television and radio commercials, for which he has won three Clio awards.

He is also well known as the desk sergeant in the television series Cagney & Lacey, and as the hapless, heavily sleeping camp director and practical joke victim Morty in the 1979 film Meatballs (in the film, the characters call him "Mickey" to annoy him), for which performance he earned a Genie nomination.
Credit List:

ALF Tales (1987, Animated Series) (additional voices)
Beetlejuice (1989, Animated Series) Lipscum
Heavy Metal (1981, Animated Film) Alien "Harry Canyon" segment
Henchman "Harry Canyon" segment
Hello Kitty's Paradise (1993, Anime Series) Mr. Jones
Little Shop (1991, Animated Series) Mr. Mushnik (speaking)
Ripping Friends, The (2001, Animated Series) Crag (2001)
Sailor Moon (1992, Anime Series) Bumboo "Mercury's Mental Match"
Pox "Grandpa's Follies"
Sam & Max: Freelance Police (1997, Animated Series) Sam
Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, The (1989, Live Action/Animated Series) King Koopa
Mushroom Mayor
Swamp Thing (1990, Animated Series) Tomahawk
Tales from the Cryptkeeper (1993, Animated Series) Harold Klump "All the Gory Details"
Uncle Harry "Uncle Harry's Horrible House of Horrors"
X-Men (1992, Animated Series) Sasquatch / Walter Langkowski "Repo Man"

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