Bill Farmer appears at Florida Supercon -July 3-6, Miami
Bill Farmer is best known as the voice of Goofy, Pluto and Horace Horsecollar for Disney, as well as the voices of Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, and Foghorn Leghorn in Space Jam.
Bill is one of the busiest Voice Actors in the business. Just this year Bill received an Emmy Nomination for his work on Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, The Friz Freiling Lifetime Achievement Award (the first time the honor has been given to a voice talent) and in 2009 was honored with Disney’s highest award when he became a Disney Legend. Bill is best known for his work as Disney’s Goofy and Pluto. He has also played in The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1987), Goof Troop (1992), Mickey Mouse Works (1999), House of the Mouse (2001), the Mickey Mouse Club House (2006), and over 3000 other Disney projects. He is now recording the fourth season of the #1 rated Mickey Mouse Clubhouse seen on the Disney Channel. Other major Disney films include Prince and the Pauper, A Goofy Movie, An Extremely Goofy Movie, The Three Musketeers, and Once Upon a Christmas. Disney/Pixar projects include work on Toy Story, A Bugs Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc, and Cars.
Farmer voiced Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, and Foghorn Leghorn for the movie Space Jam. Bill worked with Warner Brothers doing the voices of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck on an episode of Robot Chicken last season. Farmer voiced Astro Boy in 2004 and a character in Shrek 2. He has also voiced numerous characters for video games.
Ever since he was a kid, he was enamored with cartoons. He grew up in a small town in Kansas without much to do, so Saturday mornings were always fun because it was a time for cartoons. He learned he had a knack for doing voices of all the characters he liked. Goofy was a favorite. He never dreamed that one day he would actually become the voice of Goofy.
Bill believes that cartoon voices are not just about funny voices. He took acting classes when he moved to California. His mentor was the late Daws Butler, the voice behind many of the Hanna-Barbera characters. Daws got Bill to realize that when doing cartoon voices, you’re not merely doing a funny voice, you’re an actor. You have to think like the character you’re doing and convey the action in your voice.
Disney’s iconic Goofy giggle has resonated throughout the world since its creation in 1932 and will soon resonate through the hills of the UCLA campus when Bill Farmer, the official voice of Goofy, makes his appearance.
The Disney Club of UCLA is presenting “An Evening with Bill Farmer” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Moore Hall. This is the first Disney Club event to showcase a comedic member of The Walt Disney Company, as well as one who is still active in the industry.
The event will begin with trivia questions for the audience and a chance to win prizes that include autographed head shots of Farmer. Then, Farmer will present a video and discuss his experience as a comedian and voice actor, closing with a Q&A; segment from the Disney Club and the audience.
Bill Farmer discovered his knack for impressions when he was 12 years old, but growing up in a small Kansas town, show business and Hollywood seemed like a million miles away. Today, however, he is right in the thick of the industry and has been bringing the iconic Goofy character to life for the last 27 years.
“My friends would put me up to pranks where we’d drive through things like McDonald’s, and they’d say, ‘Order in a weird voice!’ … and it just kind of started from there,” Farmer said.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 – 320p-500p SU Theater
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. While Bill has famously performed as the official voice of Disney‛s Goofy and Pluto since 1986, his sterling voice-acting resume includes thousands of leading and supporting roles in film, television, advertising, consumer products and more
￼Sponsored by: RHC, RHPB and Sigma Lambda
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Bill Farmer will appear as a featured guest at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2013, on July 6th and 7th, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. This is a huge conference that hosts Science Fiction and Fantasy actors, Voice Actors and celebrities from the world of Comics and Publishing.
Bill will be a featured guest speaker at Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet 2013 on Saturday, June 29, 2013.
Join Bill Farmer, along with Disney Legend, Dave Smith, Senior Concept Writer/Creative Director Kevin Rafferty of Walt Disney Imagineering, and Disney Legend Tony Anselmo.
Event: How to Voice an Animated Character with Bill Farmer at Walt Disney Family Museum – June 22, 2013
On June 22, 2013, Join Bill for his talk, “How to Voice an Animated Character” at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, California. This is part of the museum’s “Learn from the Masters” speaker series.
Saturday, June 22, 10am-noon | Learning Center
Members: $55 | Non-member: $60 adult, $45 student (valid student ID required)| limited to 15 students per class | ages 18+
Please note: all ticket sales are final. Valid student ID required on day of class for student rates.
Join Emmy-nominated voice actor and Disney Legend Bill Farmer for a workshop focused on voiceover for animated films. Farmer will discuss historical aspects of Disney character voices – including Walt Disney’s voicing of Mickey Mouse and Pinto Colvig’s voicing of Goofy – and how he himself learned to voice the beloved character Goofy. Participants will be invited to try their hand (or voice) at bringing their own characters to life as part of this special Learn from the Masters workshop.
Join me for an evening of Disney fun with Mr. Franks Wild Ride podcast. This is the second time I have guested on the show. You’ll find a link to the previous episode below.
Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 8pm EDT/5pm PDT
Disney Talk, Music, Mayhem & Mirth! Covering Disney Coast to Coast
Watch or listen to my first visit to Mr. Franks Wild Ride
You can find complete information on Bill’s Public Speaking via his Public Speaking web page.
The voice of Goofy stops by UA from The Buchtelite by Alexandra Didato
The Student Union Theater was packed Wednesday afternoon as Bill Farmer, the voice of Disney’s Goofy, spoke about leadership at Sigma Lambda’s UA Leads program.
Farmer opened up his speech stating that he doesn’t typically do speeches or performances in the college circuit, but made an exception for The University of Akron. He then proceeded to do a Goofy impersonation, proving that he was, indeed, the real voice of Goofy.
Farmer was named a Disney Legend in 2009. His handprint can be found hanging up in Disney Studios alongside fellow legends such as Betty White. He has also been awarded the International Family Film Festival award, being the first voice-over actor to receive the award.
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