Rob Paulsen is an American voice actor, actor, and singer who is known for providing his vocals to a series of characters in various shows, movies, and video games and some of his popular roles include Pinky in Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain, and Wakko’s Wish, Stanley Ipkiss/The Mask in The Mask: Animated Series, and Troubadour in Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers.
Rob Paulsen is represented by Sutton-Barth & Vennari, Talent Agency, Los Angeles, California, United States.
Girlfriend / Spouse
Rob Paulsen has dated –
- Carol Anne Schnarr (1979-1982) – He married Carol Anne Schnarr in 1979 but the duo divorced in 1982 after being married for just a couple of years.
- Parrish Todd (1983-Present) – In 1983, Rob Paulsen got married to Parrish Todd and they parent a son named Ashton “Ash” Paulsen (b. September 10, 1984).
- Sports a goatee
- Deep-set eyes
Rob Paulsen has done commercial work for –
- Partnership for a Drug-Free America (TV Commercial) (1991)
- GMAC Mortgage.com (Voice) (TV Commercial) (2000)
- Taco Bell
- Domino’s Pizza
- Kentucky Fried Chicken
Rob Paulsen Facts
- He grew up in Grand Blanc, Michigan.
- Initially, Rob Paulsen wanted to become a professional hockey player and idolized Canadian professional ice hockey player, Gordie Howe.
- Other than his original American accent, he sometimes also voices his characters with British, Scottish, and Cockney accents.
- Rob Paulsen was diagnosed with Stage III throat cancer in February 2016 and has undergone treatment.
- For his character Pinky, he was nominated for an Annie Award consecutively for 4 years and won it thrice in 1996, 1997, and 1999. This role also won him the 1999 Daytime Emmy Award.
- Rob Paulsen has been associated with several social organizations and programs including GOALmodels, Camp Will-A-Way, Wounded Warrior Project, and Operation Smile. He has also made contributions to cancer research organizations.
- He once described himself as “a singer who decided to become an actor.”
- Rob has authored a memoir titled Voice Lessons: How a Couple of Ninja Turtles, Pinky, and an Animaniac Saved My Life.
- Rob Paulsen has been friends with Barry Gordon, Cam Clarke, and Townsend Coleman.
- His credits as a director include working on projects like The Gang’s All Here and Talkin’ Toons.
- He has also appeared as a guest on a couple of shows such as Larry King Now, VO Buzz Weekly, and Mothership.
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Facts of Robert Fredrick Paulsen III
- Gender Male
- full nameRobert Fredrick Paulsen III
- middle nameFredrick
- birthplaceDetroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States
- Date of Birth March 11, 1956
- Age 65 years 8 months
- Horoscope Pisces
- Lucky Number 8
- Lucky Stone Aquamarine
- Lucky Color Sea Green
- Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
- net worth$5 million
- professionVoice Actor, Singer, Actor, Director, Writer
- weight68 kg or 150 lbs
- height5 ft 10½ in or 179 cm
- hair colorSalt and Pepper
- eye colorHazel
- body type / buildSlim
- collegeUniversity of Michigan-Flint
- motherLee Paulsen
- fatherRobert Frederick Paulsen Jr.