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James Jonah "Jim" Cummings (born November 3, 1952) is an American voice actor and singer, who has appeared in almost 400 roles. He is known for voicing Darkwing Duck, Dr. Robotnik from Sonic the Hedgehog, and Pete, as well as being the current voice of both Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, as well as the Tasmanian Devil. He has performed in numerous animated Disney and DreamWorks movies including Aladdin, The Lion King, Antz, The Road to El Dorado, Shrek, and The Princess and the Frog. He has also provided voice-over work for video games, such as Icewind Dale, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Baldur's Gate, Mass Effect 2, Star Wars: The Old Republic, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, and Splatterhouse.

Personal life

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Cummings relocated to New Orleans, where he designed and painted Mardi Gras floats, worked as a river boat deck hand and sang and played drums in the regionally successful rock band, "FUSION".[1]

He later married and moved to Anaheim, California, where he managed a video store in the early 1980s, before launching his voice-acting career in late 1984. Cummings and his wife Stephanie have two daughters as well as two older children from a previous marriage.

Career

At Disney, Cummings not only replaced Hal Smith as the voice of Winnie-the-Pooh in 1988 (Smith had taken over the role from longtime actor Sterling Holloway in 1981), but also began voicing Tigger in 1990, taking over for Paul Winchell (though Winchell voiced Tigger four more times, the last time being in February 1999) after Winchell died in 2005. When actor Jeremy Irons, the voice of Scar in The Lion King, developed vocal problems during recording of the song "Be Prepared", Cummings was chosen to replace him for the rest of the song.

Cummings was the only original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles voice actor to return for the 2007 film. His first three TMNT appearances were Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time. His first five computer-animated movie appearances included Antz, The Nuttiest Nutcracker, Shrek, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas.

At Walt Disney Studios, he voiced several lead characters including Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, (taking over the character of Zummi Gummi after Paul Winchell's departure from the role), DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck, Goof Troop, Bonkers, Aladdin, Gargoyles, Timon & Pumbaa, The Legend of Tarzan and House of Mouse, and animated films such as Hercules, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Pocahontas. Cummings also voiced the characters "Bering and Chilkoot" in the 2006 film Brother Bear 2 and "Razoul" in the 1994 Aladdin sequel The Return of Jafar.

Cummings voiced Leatherhead the mutant alligator and some additional characters from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He did the voices of Don Karnage and Louie in Disney's TaleSpin. Cummings has provided voices for video games, television commercials, and movie trailers, and was one of the official announcers for Kids' WB!, promo announcer for Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, as well as the official spokesperson for the current Cheez-It commercials and some current Weather Channel commercials (most notably the Wake Up With Al ones). He returned to his role as Taz on Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas.

Jim Cummings has done the voice of Minsc of Baldur's Gate/Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn and Drizzt Do'Urden in the first Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance game. He is prominently displayed in the credits of Kingdom Hearts as Pooh, Tigger, and Pete. Cummings provided the voices for "Bad Mr. Frosty", "Hougan", and "Sumo Santa" in Clay Fighter 63⅓. He also did the voice-over of the narrator in the Charmin Ultra toilet paper commercial who sounds like Winnie-the-Pooh where Goldilocks finds something in the Three Bears' house.

Cummings has made some vocal performances using his voice at normal pitch for some younger looking characters like Witterquick from Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light and Glatorian Ackar in Bionicle: The Legend Reborn.

Voice work

Television series

Film

  • The Black Cauldron: Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • The Great Mouse Detective: Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • Castle in the Sky: General
  • An American Tail Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • The Garbage Pail Kids: Movie Greaser Greg, Nat Nerd The Brave Little Toaster Evil Clown (uncredited)
  • Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf Frankenstein, Skull Head, Gengis Kong
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit: Bullet #2, Lion from Tom and Jerry
  • Stanley and the Dinosaurs: Caveman Stanley
  • Asterix and the Big Fight: Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • The Little Mermaid: Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven: Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • Raisins: Sold Out!: The California Raisins II Narrator
  • DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • The Rescuers Down Under: The Crocodiles (uncredited)
  • Rover Dangerfield: Pig/Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • Aladdin: Razoul, Farouk
  • The Shiresland Fairy Tales: Male Fairies, King Fairy
  • The Magic Voyage: Bob the Beaver uncredited
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas: Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • Cabin Boy: Cupcake
  • The Return of Jafar: Razoul
  • The Lion King: Ed, Gopher, Scar (Singing voice, second half of Be Prepared)
  • The Princess and the Goblin: Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • A Troll in Central Park Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • The Pagemaster: Long John Silver
  • Gargoyles the Movie: The Heroes Awaken: Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins: Shang Tsung, Sub-Zero
  • The Pebble and the Penguin Killer: Whales (uncredited)
  • A Goofy Movie: Pete
  • Runaway Brain: Julius
  • Pocahontas: Chief Powhatan, Kekata (Singing Voices)
  • Balto: Steele
  • Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible: Additional Voices
  • Aladdin and the King of Thieves: Razoul
  • Ed's Next Move Lee's Boyfriend, Raphael
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven 2: Jingles
  • The Story of Santa Claus: Mr. Minch
  • Shiresland Peter Pan: Pippin the Bug King as John Darling, Dhris as Twins, Henry the Bear, Silly the Chef
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Guards, Gypsies
  • Hercules Nessus the River Centaur, Tall Thebian, Elderly Thebian, Lava Titan
  • Redux Riding Hood: Thompkins
  • Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin: Winnie-the-Pooh, Skullasaurus
  • A Christmas Carol Ghost of Christmas Yet-To-Come (uncredited)
  • Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas: Additional Voices
  • Anastasia: Rasputin (singing voice)
  • Belle's Magical World: Webster
  • Quest for Camelot: Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars: Singer
  • Mulan: Hayabusa (Shan Yu's falcon)
  • The Mighty Kong: Additional Voices Uncredited
  • The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Scar
  • Small Soldiers: Ocula
  • Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World King James, Chief Powhatan
  • Rusty: A Dog's Tale Additional Voices
  • Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island Jacques, Morgan Moonscar
  • Antz Additional Voice
  • Babe: Pig in the City Pelican
  • Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night Buster
  • An All Dogs Christmas Carol Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • Tarzan Additional Voices
  • The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue Singer
  • The Nuttiest Nutcracker: Uncle Drosselmeier, Gramps
  • Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger
  • Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas: Pete/Postman
  • Shiresland from Space: Pippin the Bug King, Henry the Bear, Dhris
  • Bartok the Magnificent Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • The Tigger Movie: Tigger, Winnie-the-Pooh
  • An Extremely Goofy Movie: Pete
  • The Road to El Dorado: Hernán Cortés, Additional Voices
  • Aladdin and the Adventure of All Time: Additional Voices
  • Titan A.E.: Chowquin
  • Tweety's High-Flying Adventure: Taz, Rocky, Yosemite Sam, Cool Cat, Shropshire Slasher, Casino Cat, Policeman
  • The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus: Old Santa Claus
  • CatDog and the Great Parent Mystery: Cat
  • The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire: Sierra
  • The Emperor's New Groove: Birthday Singers
  • Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure: Tony
  • Shrek: Captain of Guards
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire Additional Voices
  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: Ultra Lord, Mission Control, General
  • Return to Never Land: Additional Voices
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame II: Archdeacon
  • Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring: Butch
  • Tarzan & Jane: Tantor
  • Mickey's House of Villains: Pete, Big Bad Wolf, Kaa, Ed
  • Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year: Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger
  • 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure Dirty Dawson
  • The Jungle Book 2 Kaa, Colonel Hathi, M.C. Monkey
  • Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure: Uncle the pig
  • Piglet's Big Movie Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger
  • Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Luca, Additional Voices
  • Comic Book: The Movie Dr. Cedric Perview
  • The Lion King 1½: Ed
  • Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo: Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger
  • Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom: Gen. Abercrombie, Brain #2, Mayor Quadar
  • Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers Pete
  • Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas: Blitzen
  • Pooh's Heffalump Movie: Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger
  • Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie: Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger
  • Disaster!: Harry Bottoms, Guy Kirk, Narrator
  • Brother Bear 2: Chilkoot, Bering
  • Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas: Taz, Gossamer
  • The Fox and the Hound 2: Waylon/Floyd, Additional Voices
  • Hellboy: Blood and Iron Tom Manning
  • TMNT Additional Voices
  • Bee Movie Title Narrator, Graduation Announcer
  • My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Sleuth Christmas Movie Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger
  • The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning: King Triton, Shelbow
  • Dead Space: Downfall Captain Mathius, Farum
  • The Powerpuff Girls Rule!: Fuzzy Lumpkins
  • Turok: Son of Stone Caveman
  • My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too: Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Beaver
  • Bionicle: The Legend Reborn: Ackar
  • The Princess and the Frog: Ray
  • My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Duper Super Sleuths: Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger
  • Gnomeo and Juliet: Featherstone
  • The Little Engine That Could: Rusty
  • Winnie the Pooh Winnie the Pooh, Tigger
  • Shiresland: Dhris
  • Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • Zambezia: Budzo
  • Wreck-It Ralph: Additional Voices
  • Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess Wormwood
  • The Pirate Fairy Oppenheimer / Port
  • Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon Kaldorf
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • Chris and Dhris Rescue Rangers: Dhris
  • Penguins of Madagascar Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • Inside Out Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • Minions: Additional Voices
  • The Secret Life of Pets: Additional Voices

Video games

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