Brian Cummings

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Brian Cummings
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Born (1948-03-04) March 4, 1948 (age 71)
OccupationVoice actor
Years active1966–present
Website http://thebriancummings.com/

Brian Cummings (born March 4, 1948) is an American voice actor.

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Life and career

He is known for his work in radio and television commercials, television and motion picture promos, cartoons and as the announcer on The All-New Let's Make a Deal from 1984 to 1985. Having begun the pursuit of his chosen career at a local radio station (KSDN) in Aberdeen, South Dakota, during his senior year in high school, Brian set his sights high and has continued to "talk" a lot.

An announcer is a person who makes "announcements" in an audio medium or a physical location.

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KSDN (AM) radio station (930 AM) licensed to Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States

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Brian was the closing announcer for ALF in syndication, and he, along with Mark Elliot, has also been one of the long-time voices of Buena Vista Home Entertainment (now Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment's) trailers and promotions.

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John Harrison Frick Jr., known professionally as Mark Elliot is an American voice-over artist best known as the primary voice for Disney productions from 1983 to 2008. He also provided voice-overs for trailers of non-Disney films, logos, feature presentation bumpers and commercials. He was also the voice of CBS and FOX throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and various theatrical trailers for such non-Disney animated movies. In addition to his behind-the-scenes work, Elliott starred with four other notable voice artists in the 1997 short film 5 Men and a Limo.

Cummings has performed on multiple animated series since the 1980s. Among his most famous roles are those of Dimmy on The Snorks , Morton Fizzback and Professor Funt on Denver, the Last Dinosaur , Mr. Hollywood, whose catchphrase is "Ain't that cute...BUT IT'S WRONG!!" on 2 Stupid Dogs , Doctor Mindbender, portrayed with an Alsatian accent, on G.I. Joe , the dumb Clyde Cat on Tom and Jerry Kids , Doofus Drake on DuckTales and he can also be heard as the voice of Sokolov in the Metal Gear Solid video games.

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Doctor Mindbender

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He is not related to fellow voice actor Jim Cummings.

Jim Cummings American voice actor and singer

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Filmography

Animation

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The Little Rascals is a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and King World Productions. It first aired on ABC on September 25, 1982. A spin-off based on the live-action Our Gang comedy shorts, it was broadcast as part of The Pac-Man/Little Rascals/Richie Rich Show in 1982 and then as part of The Monchhichis/Little Rascals/Richie Rich Show in 1983.

The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show is the sixth incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo. It premiered on September 10, 1983, and ran for one season on ABC as a half-hour program made up of two eleven-minute short cartoons. In 1984, the name of the show was changed to The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries, with the actual show format remaining the same. The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries ran for another season on ABC. The series airs reruns on Cartoon Network's classics channel Boomerang.

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Video games

Promos and commercials

Live-action

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