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Neil Ross (born 31 December 1944) is an English-American voice actor and announcer, now resident in the United States, working in Los Angeles. Noted for his Trans-Atlantic accent, Ross has provided voices in many American cartoons, most notably VoltronG.I. Joeand Transformers. He has also done voice work in numerous video games, including Mass Effect and Leisure Suit Larry 6 and 7. Ross has also provided voice roles (such as radio announcers) for many movies, including Back to the Future Part IIBabeQuiz Show, and Being John Malkovich.

Neil Ross was the announcer for the 75th Annual Academy Awards Telecast in 2003, and the Emmy Awards Telecast in 2004. He has also narrated numerous episodes of A&E's Biography, and many editions of NOVA on PBS (including Mars – Dead or Alive, which was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2004).

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Early life[edit][]

Neil Ross was born in London, England, on 31 December 1944 and subsequently raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His family moved to Long Beach, California when he was 12 years old. When they moved to San Diego, a young Ross started listening to KFWB, and became obsessed with becoming a disc-jockey.

Career[edit][]

He started working in radio when he finished school. His first station was KMUR in Salt Lake City, Utah. Following this, he moved on to KORL, KGMB and KKUA in Honolulu, Hawaii, before moving to KCBQ in San Diego in 1969. He stayed in California, working on KYA San Francisco and KMPC Los Angeles. He made his last broadcast in 1985.

He began his voice-over work in 1978 when he moved to Los Angeles. His first role was as a salesman in an episode of Richie Rich for Hanna-Barbera. Ross has voiced radio and television commercials for companies including Wal-Mart, AT&T, Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, Mattel, Goodyear, Disney, Hoover, Anheuser-Busch, Southwest Airlines, and Kelloggs, and has done promos for CBS, NBC, ABC, TBS and Fox Kids, using an American accent in all performances.

Neil Ross lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

Filmography[edit][]

Animation[edit][]

Year Title Role Notes 1981 Spider-Man (1981) Green Goblin/Norman Osborn Unknown episodes
1983 Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends Cyclops Ep."The X-Men Adventure"
1984–1987 The Transformers[1][2] Bonecrusher, Hook, Springer, Slag, Sixshot, Pointblank, Fracas Unknown episodes
1985–1986 Jem Howard Sands, Hector Ramirez Unknown episodes
1986 Galaxy High Rotten Roland 13 episodes
Inhumanoids Herc Armstrong, Tank, Ssslither, Sabre Jet, Ronald Reagan, Hector Ramirez Unknown episodes
Rambo and the Forces of Freedom John J. Rambo 65 episodes
The Centurions Ace McCloud Unknown episodes
1987 Bionic Six F.L.U.F.F.I. Unknown episodes
The Little Troll Prince Prag No. 1 Television special
Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light Leoric Unknown episodes
Spiral Zone Overlord, Wolfgang 'Tank' Schmidt Unknown episodes
1989 X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men Nightcrawler Television pilot
1990–1991 Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: The Animated Series Whitley White Unknown episodes
Wake, Rattle and Roll Axel, Baba Looey Unknown episodes
Zazoo U Logan Chomper Unknown episodes
1991 Yo Yogi! Morocco Mole Unknown episodes
1992–1994 Batman: The Animated Series Dealer, Ratso, Jake Unknown episodes
1994 Fantastic Four Doctor Doom (Season 1), Puppet Master

Warlord Krang, Super-Skrull (Season 1)

Unknown episodes
1994–1996 Iron Man Fin Fang Foom, Wellington Yinsen, Howard Walter Stark, Blizzard Unknown episodes
1995–1997 The Mask: The Animated Series Lt. Kellaway, Sly Eastenegger Unknown episodes
1995–1998 Spider-Man (1994) Green Goblin/Norman Osborn Unknown episodes
1996 Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm Shang Tsung
2000–2007 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Vulturo, Dr. Benton Quest, Ding-A-Ling Wolf, Rehnquist Unknown episodes
2003–2007 My Life as a Teenage Robot Dr. Phineas Mogg, Redneck, Special Agent #1 Unknown episodes
2007 Ben 10 Wainwright, Guard #2, Radio Chatter #1 Ep. "Ben 4 Good Buddy"
2012 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes William Cross / Crossfire, Thug 1, Security Guard Ep. "To Steal an Ant-Man"
2012–2013 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Constable Hu Unknown episodes
  • Cap'n O. G. Readmore – Cap'n O. G. Readmore - others (Animated specials only)
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero – Shipwreck / Dusty / Heavy Metal / Buzzer / Thunder / Monkeywrench / Hector Ramirez
  • Garfield and Friends – Jon's cousin, Paco, announcer
  • Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling – Mean Gene Okerlund
  • Little Dracula – Maggot
  • Pac-Man – Clyde
  • Pinky and the Brain – Marvin the Martian
  • Planet Sheen – Helmb
  • Robotix – Jerrok / Flexor / Gaxon / Steggor
  • Rugrats – Judge
  • Secret Squirrel – Morocco Mole
  • SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron – Mac Mange
  • The Legend of Prince Valiant – Duncan Draconarius
  • Voltron – Keith / Jeff / Pidge / Chip / Prince Bandor
  • Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa – Bat Blastagun

Live action[edit][]

  • Press Your Luck - Announcer
  • Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad – Skorn ("His Master's Voice", "An Un-Helping Hand", "Loose Lips Sink Microchips"), Stupid Virus ("Cheater, Cheater, Megabyte Eater") (voices)
  • The Suite Life on Deck – Narrator ("I Brake for Whales")

Movies[edit][]

  • Lifepod (1981) – Main Cerebral (voice)
  • Explorers (1985) – (voice)
  • Transformers: The Movie [1] (1986) – Bonecrusher / Hook / Springer / Slag (voice)
  • An American Tail (1986) – Honest John (voice)
  • Innerspace (1987) – Pod Computer (voice)
  • Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989) – Oompa (voice)
  • Asterix and the Big Fight (1989) – Franksinatrix (American dub) (English version, voice)
  • Back to the Future Part II (1989) – Biff Tannen Museum Narrator (voice)
  • Dick Tracy (1990) – Radio Announcer #3 (voice)
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) – Announcer (voice)
  • Salute to Life (1990) – Doctor
  • Dragon and Slippers (1991) - Jester (voice)
  • The Little Engine That Could (1991, Short) – Doc / Control Tower / Handy Pandy (voice)
  • Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) – Station Twin No. 2 (voice)
  • FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992) – Elder (voice)
  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) – (voice)
  • Thumbelina (1994) – Mr. Bear / Mr. Fox (voice)
  • A Troll in Central Park (1994) – Pancy (voice)
  • Quiz Show (1994) – Twenty-One Announcer
  • The Pebble and the Penguin (1995) – Scrawny (voice)
  • Babe (1995) – (voice)
  • Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored (1995) – (uncredited)
  • Speedway Junky (1999) – (voice)
  • Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost (1999) – Mayor Corey (voice)
  • Being John Malkovich (1999) – Narrator of Malkovich biography show (voice)
  • Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (2000) – Sergio (voice)
  • It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown (2000, TV Movie) – Interviewer (voice)
  • Red Planet (2000) – Space Suit (voice, uncredited)
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) – Cyclops (voice)
  • Son of the Mask (2005) – Deep Alvey Voice (voice)
  • Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry (2005) – Dr. Professor / Director (voice)
  • The Ant Bully (2006) - Wasp #1 / Wasp #5 (voice)
  • Operation: Z.E.R.O. (2006, TV Movie) – Grandfather
  • Garfield Gets Real (2007) – Wally / Charles (voice)
  • Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight (2008) – Fizban / Paladine (voice)
  • Garfield's Pet Force (2009) – Charles (a freakishly deerlike character that persistently shouts "Betty?!") (voice)
  • The Outback (2012) – Monty (voice)
  • The Reef 2: High Tide (2012) – Schliemann (voice)

Video and computer games[edit][]

  • Baldur's Gate – Eldoth Kron, Ogrillon, Scar
  • Call of Duty - Ending Voice
  • Disney Universe – VIC
  • Doom 3 – Sergeant Kelly
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars – Stogg Nexus – AI Fax Anchor
  • Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem – Dr. Edwin Lindsey
  • Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist – Narrator
  • Grand Chase - Dungeon of Monsters
  • Kinetica – Crank
  • Legacy of Kain – Rahab, Malek the Sarafan, King Ottmar, Elzivir the Dollmaker
  • Leisure Suit Larry series – Narrator
  • Mass Effect – Codex Narrator
  • Mass Effect 2 – Codex Narrator
  • Mass Effect 3 – Codex Narrator
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty – Navy SEAL
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater – Colonel Volgin
  • Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge – Wally B. Feed
  • The Curse of Monkey Island – Wally B. Feed
  • Ninja Gaiden – Murai
  • Onimusha 3 – Guildenstern[3]
  • RAGE 2 – Dr. Kvasir, Legs, Wellspring Guard
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein – Higgs, Nazi Soldier No. 2
  • Spyro: Year of the Dragon – Moneybags, Bentley
  • Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly – Moneybags, Additional characters
  • Spider-Man 3 – Luke Carlyle/Mad Bomber
  • Star Trek: Elite Force II – Stemmons
  • Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds – Han Solo
  • Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron – Narrator, Han Solo, General Rieekan, Moff Kohl Seerdon, narrator
  • Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi – Han Solo, Jodo Kast
  • Star Wars: Rebellion – Han Solo, Stormtrooper, Imperial Command Center Communications Officer
  • Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance – Admiral Nammo, Concourse PA Announcer, Imperial Officer, Rebel Pilot
  • Star Wars: Force Commander – Han Solo, TR-SD Driver, Ruulian Computer Worker
  • Star Wars: Starfighter – Trade Federation Officer, Rescue 3, Wingman
  • Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter – Wingmate 2
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Additional Voices
  • Summoner 2 – Krobelus, Pirate Medevan Leader, Sharangir
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines – Gorgeous Gary Golden, Male Sire
  • Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory – Axis Commander
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