Voice actor of Goofy and Pluto for Disney as well as standup comedy and impressions.
What began in the standup comedy clubs of America’s heartland has become one of the most colorful careers in Hollywood. Bill Farmer has had a seemingly endless list of live and recorded performances engaging fans of every demographic.
For decades, audiences of all ages have enjoyed Bill Farmer’s standout work in vehicles and venues as diverse as his talents. From clubs to conventions, broadcasts to podcasts, and TV screens to movie screens.
Bill Farmer has famously performed as the official voice of Disney’s Goofy and Pluto since 1986. However, his sterling voice-acting resume includes thousands of leading and supporting roles in film, television, advertising, consumer products and more.
His animation-voice work includes such leading studios as Pixar, Warner Brothers, Universal and MGM. Bill became the first voice actor to receive the prestigious Friz Freleng Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Animation. Equally distinguished is the immortalizing Disney Legend Award (recognizing individuals whose unique talents have helped shape the Disney legacy). Bill received the award along with entertainment icons Robin Williams and Betty White. Further adding to his many honors is the 2015 Annie Award for best acting in a television series. He also won an Emmy nomination for his memorable performances in the hit animated series Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Never straying from his comedy roots, Bill—and his more than 100 celebrity impressions and dialects—has continued to thrill audiences with standup routines at clubs and corporate events. He performs monthly with Fred Willard’s improvisational sketch-comedy group, The MoHo’s, at Hollywood’s Second City Theater.
Bill also teaches voice-acting students, produces voice-actor demos and offers private coaching through his own production company, Toonhouse, Inc.
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STARS OF VOICE ACTING: SPOTLIGHT ON TOM KANE, BILL FARMER, PAUL AMOS & JEREMY SHADA :: Great Hall - 3501EFGH (Upper Level)
Bill Farmer, Tom Kane, Paul AmosFriday May 20, 2016 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm