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Will Ryan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Will Ryan (born November 13, 1939) is an American voice actor and producer–writer–composer, well-known for singing about the American West. In the late seventies he teamed up with Phil Baron as Willio and Phillio.  They had regular gigs on television, radio and comedy clubs and universities throughout the US. Ryan and Baron later paired up again voicing characters of best friends Teddy Ruxpin (Baron) and Grubby the Octopede (Ryan) in the Teddy Ruxpin book and tape series as well as the 1987 television show The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin. The Willio and Phillio act brought Ryan back into music and after moving to California, he began to write and record songs for Disney. He provided the voice of Rabbit, Tigger, and Eeyore in the Disney Channel's long-running series Welcome to Pooh Corner and in many other Pooh cartoons. He also provided the voice of Barnaby the Dog on the popular series Dumbo's Circus. Since 1987, Ryan has been a fixture of the radio drama Adventures in Odyssey, playing Eugene Meltsner, Harlow Doyle, David Harley, Patrick O'Ryan and hundreds of one-shot characters. He also voiced Rabbit in Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore after the death of Junius Matthews. Ryan also voiced the character Digit in the 1986 animated film An American Tail. Ryan had also provided the original voice of Petrie in the 1988 animated film The Land Before Time. He appears in the film The Wizard of Speed and Time as several different motion picture union representatives. He is the current voice of Elmo Aardvark. He can be heard as the character, called Elmo Aardvark: Outer Space Detective and in several Elmo Aardvark CDs. Ryan is the current voice of Willie the Giant. He started voicing the character from Mickey's Christmas Carol. Ryan's youthful involvement in pop music has continued alongside his animation career. Will Ryan compositions have been recorded by artists such as Patti LaBelle, Diane Schuur, Victoria Jackson, The Pointer Sisters and Joanie Sommers (whom he also produced). With Andrew J. Lederer and Michael Rosenberg (Jackie Diamond), Ryan performed in the '20s-style music and comedy trio, The Merry Metronomes. He and Lederer also appeared from time to time as a duo, usually under the name The Natty Nabobs. His latest musical incarnation is as leader of Los Angeles-based Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys, a cross between the Marx Brothers and The Sons of the Pioneers. His variety show, Will Ryan's Cactus County Round-Up, has been a staple in Southern California since 2008. It regularly plays at several venues, including the Steve Allen Theatre in Hollywood. Ryan continues to do voice work. In 2009 he was working on the third season of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, the 21st season of Adventures in Odyssey, and the new radio series of Will Ryan's Cactus County Round-Up. Description above from the Wikipedia article Will Ryan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia .

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Nov 13, 1939 In Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Wizards 1977-02-09
Latest Project:
Movie The Little Mermaid Live! 2019-11-05
Known For
Poster of Thumbelina
Poster of Mouse Soup
Poster of The Land Before Time
Poster of Mickey's Christmas Carol
Movie The Little Mermaid Live! Herald (voice) 2019-11-05
Movie The Adventures of Biffle and Shooster Sam Shooster 2015-08-16
Movie I Know That Voice Himself 2014-01-07
Movie The One and Only June Foray Himself 2013-01-16
Movie Get a Horse! Peg-Leg Pete (voice) 2013-11-27
Movie Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt Willie the Giant (voice) 2007-03-20
Series Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Willie the Giant (voice) 2006-05-05
Series Wonder Showzen Unknown 2005-03-11
Series Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Unknown 2004-11-19
Movie Adventures in Odyssey: The Caves of Qumran Eugene Meltsner 2002-04-09
Series Disney's House of Mouse Willie the Giant 2001-01-13
Movie Adventures in Odyssey: Escape from the Forbidden Matrix Eugene Meltsner 2001-01-23
Movie Adventures in Odyssey: The Last Days of Eugene Meltsner Eugene Meltsner 2000-09-12
Series Courage the Cowardly Dog The Duck Brothers 1999-11-12
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Adventures in Odyssey: A Stranger Among Us Eugene Meltsner 1998-04-14
Movie Adventures in Odyssey: Baby Daze Eugene Meltsner 1998-09-22
Movie Adventures in Odyssey: In Harm's Way Eugene Meltsner 1997-03-10
Movie Adventures in Odyssey: A Twist In Time Eugene Meltsner 1997-10-07
Movie Adventures in Odyssey: Go West Young Man! Eugene Meltsner 1995-05-23
Movie Adventures in Odyssey: Once Upon an Avalanche Eugene Meltsner 1994-05-01
Movie Thumbelina Hero / Reverend Rat (voice) 1994-03-29
Movie Mouse Soup Weasel 1993-06-01
Movie Adventures in Odyssey: Star Quest Eugene Meltsner 1993-08-01
Movie Ralph S. Mouse Mouse (voice) 1991-02-16
Movie The Clean Club Unknown 1990-01-01
Movie Jack and the Beanstalk Bean Seller (voice) (uncredited) 1990-09-04
Movie The Little Mermaid Seahorse (voice) 1989-11-17
Movie Stanley and the Dinosaurs Voice 1989-01-01
Movie The Wizard of Speed and Time All the Unions / Mr. President (voice) (as William Z. Ryan) 1989-09-01
Movie Totally Minnie Goofy (voice) 1988-02-25
Movie The Land Before Time Petrie (voice) 1988-11-18
Movie Down and Out with Donald Duck Pete / Goofy (voice) 1987-03-25
Movie Alice Through the Looking Glass The Paper Man (voice) 1987-01-01
Movie Sport Goofy in Soccermania Scrooge McDuck / The Beagle Boys / Gyro Gearloose (voice) 1987-05-27
Series The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin Unknown 1987-09-14
Series DuckTales Unknown 1987-09-18
Movie Frog and Toad Together Frog 1987-09-03
Movie Disney's DTV Valentine Pongo / Goofy (voice) 1986-02-14
Movie Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation Stars and Hearts (voice) 1986-03-21
Movie An American Tail Digit (voice) 1986-11-21
Movie Pooh's Great School Bus Adventure Tigger (voice) 1986-09-19
Movie Frog and Toad Are Friends Frog 1985-05-23
Series Dumbo's Circus Unknown 1985-05-06
Movie Too Smart for Strangers Rabbit / Tigger (voice) 1985-06-19
Series Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears Unwin / Ogres (voice) 1985-09-14
Movie Fitness and Me: Why Exercise? Voice 1984-01-01
Movie Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore Rabbit (voice) 1983-01-01
Movie Mickey's Christmas Carol Collector for the Poor #2 / Ghost of Christmas Present (Willie the Giant) / Ghost of Christmas Future (Pete) / Santa Claus (Big Bad Wolf) / Weasel #2 (voice) 1983-10-19
Series G.I. Joe Unknown 1983-09-12
Movie Wizards Guards (uncredited) 1977-02-09