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  • Real name : Michael Patrick Bell
  • Date of birth : 30/07/1938

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Michael Bell (1938)

Michael Patrick Bell

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Michael Patrick Bell is an American actor and voice actor. He is most commonly credited in video games, animated movies, and television series.

  Biography  

 career
 1970s and 1980s voice work
Bell was an important part of 1970s and 1980s animation. In the 1970s, he voiced the title character of The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show as well as Ernie Devlin of Devlin, Super Friend's Riddler, Zan the Wonder Twin and Speed Buggy's Mark. In the 1980s, he voiced Duke on G.I. Joe, Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk, and several characters in The Transformers, such as Prowl, Swoop, Brainstorm, Gort, First Aid, and Sideswipe. For The Smurfs, he provided the voices of Lazy Smurf, Grouchy Smurf, Handy Smurf and the human Johan. Bell also voiced Lance and Sven on Voltron and returned to voice Lance in Voltron: The Third Dimension. In 1985, he gave his voice to Ribo in The Little Troll Prince. He was also the voice of Allstar Seaworthy and Bigweed on The Snorks. In the late 1980s, he voiced the character Thakur the herding teacher in the CBS Storybreak episode Ratha's Creature''.

Outside of animation, Bell played the voice of the Young Man in A&M Records' Story of Halloween Horror album in 1977 and provided the 1970s commercial voiceovers for Parkay Margarine and Mug Root Beer. Bell also provided the overdubbing of Peter Criss’ dialogue in the band KISS's TV movie KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park. In 1980, Bell provided the voice of the title character in The B.B. Beegle Show, an unsold TV show pilot that featured puppets.

  Other voice work
Bell's animation work continues to this day. He voiced Quackerjack from Disney's Darkwing Duck in the 1990s as well as Ezekiel Rage in The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest. In the Rugrats and All Grown Up! series of the 1990s and 2000s, he voiced three of the main characters' parents, Drew Pickles, Charles Finster Sr., and Boris Kropotkin. In the 2000s, he provided voices for Drake, Althor, Crimson and Mama in W.I.T.C.H. and Board Member #1 in Jetsons: The Movie. For SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, Bell provided the elderly-sounding voice of the one-shot character Captain Grimalken, leader of a peaceful alien tribe known as the Aquians, in the episode When Strikes Mutilor. Disney's Gargoyles he voiced Martin Hacker and Pal Joey. Bell also provided the voice of Naugus in Sonic the Hedgehog. Mr. Bell was also featured as Opus in the Bloom County television special "A Wish for Wings That Work." His non-voice work included writing on SpongeBob SquarePants for a season.

 Video game voice work
Bell is also a prolific voice in video games. He voiced the butler Lawrence in Ratchet and Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal, Gleeman Vox in the sequel game, Ratchet: Deadlocked and he reprised his role of Lawrence in Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time. He voiced Dr. Dmitry Sestrogor in Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix. In Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos he voiced the Druid of the Talon and Necromancer units and the character Medivh, along with the Druid class and Nihlathak in the game Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. He has also voiced The Fear in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Guts in Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage, WWI journalist Peter Jacob in Eternal Darkness, Diekbeck in Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits, Enorym Tenspur in Advent Rising, the tiefling bard Haer'Dalis in Baldur's Gate II, and John Black in Age of Empires III. The NPC/unlockable player character Vault Dweller of Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel was voiced by Bell, as was the PC Cain, and NPC enemies Nightkin and Super Mutant.

He provided the voice of Raziel in three of the Legacy of Kain series games, along with Melchiah and a number of antagonists of the series. He was the voice of Cassus Vicus in Clive Barker's Jericho. He voiced the character Sed in Lost Odyssey. A more recent voicing was that of Magicman and the President in Condemned 2: Bloodshot. He also voiced Dark Fact on the Turbografix-16 version of Ys Book I & II, the Patriarch Sergius XVII in Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse, and the Dark Elf Shadow Knight in Champions of Norrath and its sequel, Champions: Return to Arms. He did an "in-game" radio commercial for Saints Row. He also voiced Kahn in Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance.

 Live-action roles
Michael appeared in several live-action exploitation shorts and PSA - scare films made in California during the 1960s, ranging in content from venereal disease to psychedelic drug abuse .
In addition to his voice work, Bell has performed as a guest actor in the Star Trek series. He appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation pilot episode, “Encounter at Farpoint”, as Bandi administrator Groppler Zorn, and in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes “The Homecoming” and “The Maquis.” Bell also appeared in several episodes of Dallas as Les Crowley during the 1980-81 season and in the M*A*S*H episode “Souvenirs” as Willie Stratton. He played in two episodes of Three's Company as Rama Mageesh and Michael, a sleazy dance instructor. He also played Bill Duncan, Sabrina 's ex-husband on Charlie's Angels.

 Voice director
Bell also worked as a voice director on Kidd Video and Peter Pan and the Pirates.

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