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Bill Farmer

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Farmer’s very first voice over audition was for Goofy. When he auditioned for the voice, he studied the way the original actor Pinto Colvig performed as Goofy in the 1930s and 1940s cartoons. He studied the hilarious laugh and the distinctive “gawrsh”. He inherited the voice of Goofy (as well as Pluto), around the same time Tony Anselmo inherited Donald Duck, and Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor did likewise for Mickey and Minnie Mouse, respectively. Farmer also played Goofy in A Goofy Movie (1995), its sequel, An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000), the Kingdom Hearts series of video games, Goof Troop (1992), which centered around the character and his son, Mickey Mouse Works (1999), House of Mouse (2001), Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2006). Goofy is one of Disney’s Sensation Six™, a collection of their most popular characters. He originated the voice of Horace Horsecollar in Disney’s version of The Prince and the Pauper and has played him ever since. Farmer also performed additional voices on The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1987), and Astro Boy (2004).

Other significant characters he has played include Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, and Foghorn Leghorn in the movie Space Jam (1996). He has also done several guest voices, both on TV, including The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and in video games, including the Destroy All Humans! series, Namco’s Tales of Symphonia, where he voiced Governor-General Dorr, in Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts series reprising the role of Goofy, Detective Date in the SEGA game Yakuza, Captain Wedgewood and Frill Lizard in Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, many voices on EverQuest II, Cletus Samson, Floyd Sanders, Jeff Meyers and Ryan LaRosa in the video game DeadRising and Sam and others in the cult classic adventure game Sam & Max Hit the Road.

Farmer has also played Secret Squirrel on Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, Stinkie in Casper: A Spirited Beginning and Casper Meets Wendy, Willie Bear in Horton Hears a Who! and Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck in Robot Chicken in both the animated series and its spin-off video game.

2:00 pm

TV Animation for Kids :: 250A
Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer, Jess Harnell, Shea Fontana, Jeff Zannini
Thursday March 24, 2016 :: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

10:00 am

Autograph Signing ::
Bill Farmer
Friday March 25, 2016 :: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

8:00 pm

Voice Actors of Disney :: 250A
Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer, Jeff Zannini
Friday March 25, 2016 :: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

3:00 pm

Twisted Toonz - Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens :: Grand Ballroom
Bill Farmer, Grey Griffin, Jess Harnell, Tom Kenny, Jeff Zannini
Saturday March 26, 2016 :: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm