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Wally Burr, Voice Actor and Director, R.I.P.

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Wally Burr

Writer Mark Evanier reports that Wally Burr has passed away at the age of 93. Mr. Burr worked as an animation voiceover actor and director, working on an array of iconic cartoons from the late 1970’s to the early 1990’s, with an extremely incomplete list of his credits including the original G.I. Joe and Transformers G1 series, DiC’s Inspector Gadget, Bucky O’Hare and the Toad Wars, and the original 1989 Streamline dub for Akira; other credits include shows ranging from Captain Caveman, Valley of the Dinosaurs, Exosquad, Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch, Jem and the Holograms, Hong Kong Phooey, and Rainbow Brite. He was also a capable voiceover actor in his own right, playing the Atom in the 1980’s Super Friends series and often stepping in to provide additional voices or to substitute for actors who weren’t able to make a session.

(Additional material via Wikipedia and the IMDb. Splash image via the Wallis Agency.)

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