Having recently watched the creation of the Aerialbots, I’ve been watching Season 2 Transformers of late, I can say Silverbolt is defiantly one of my favorites! But it’s not the only voiced character by Adler… The man has talent! Enjoy the video below, and enjoy this Retro Spotlight from my original site, honoring this amazing talent!
I love this photo above, of Frank Welker & Peter Cullen from Hascon, Frank, of course, was Megatron in the 80’s Transformers cartoon, and Peter was Optimus Prime! Both are still very active in the Transformers community, but, I myself, am more of a G1 fan!
Editor’s Note: As Thanksgiving nears, and many of us are running about getting ready for the holidays, I thought I’d spotlight one of my favorite talents! I’ve only met Frank once, and that was during a Botcon convention… But I did get to talk to him a little as I sat in a green room, Sue Blu and John Moschitta, Jr. At one point he barked like a dog, and I thought it was Sue’s dog. I also interviewed Frank several years back for a magazine, and he wrote me back making me an honorary Decepticon.
Frank began his professional career as a comic in 1967 and went on to open for such musical acts as The Righteous Brothers… Sonny and Cher, and Diana Ross. He made his acting debut in the Elvis Presley film, Trouble With Girls. Welker was a regular in Knott’s weekly television series and later co-starred in the television series Laugh Trax with Howie Mandel and Jim Staahl. I also remember his appearing in ‘The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes’ one of my favorite Disney movies from 1969!
Then moving onto animation Frank not only was the voice of many of my favorite Transformer characters, but he was a huge part of my childhood as I watched Scooby-Doo and Jabberjaw most every school day! Then Saturday mornings it was..The Real Ghostbusters, from which Frank had a huge role as our favorite green ghost and RayStantz!
Frank has always been well known for his wonderful characters… Including that of the Transformer character’s Megatron and Soundwave!
Growing up Neil Ross was two of my favorite Voltron members, Keith and Pidge. Then as I started watching Transformers and G.I. Joe, I knew him as Slag, Springer, Buzzer and Shipwreak. Of course I’m only naming a few of the characters he’s voiced! He has a long list of credits, that also include major films like Back to the Future 2!
Now fans can learn the story behind this incredible talent! Neil’s written a book, and I highly recommend it! Purchase a copy HERE! Above is a photo of Neil Ross, Corey Burton, Myself [I should have been wearing a transformer t-shirt at the time!], and Gregg Berger!
Again purchase this amazing book at: www.neilbook.com
Autobot City’s under attack in Transformers the movie! One of my favorite movie moments! Pictured above: HotRod, Arcee, Kup, and Springer.
With Pat Fraley, during Retro Con 2015!
Dinner with Hank Garrett & Morgan Lofting, during a Joe Con!
It’s going to take me awhile, but I’m adding more goodies to the blogging site. Here’s just a few of the talented actors I plan to spotlight in the near future!
For those that remember the seventies and eighties as well as I do, you’ll remember many of these wonderful talents from the Hanna Barbera cartoons! Who hasn’t watched Scooby Doo or the Flintstones? This part of my archive is to honor those favorite talents who voiced those cartoons and more!