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Mau-re Mau-vember

November 9, 2011

Continuing with my month-long honourings of Moes, today I honour Maurice LaMarche.

No, Maurice LaMarche was not a left wing for the Montreal Canadiens. This Moe is a Toronto-born actor best known for performing many voices in many many many animated programs.

Although you probably have never seen his face, you have certainly heard his voice. He is the man most requested when a good Orson Welles impression is required. His Orson Welles voice became even more famous when it was applied to a laboratory mouse hell-bent on world domination. Chances are, if you’re hearing Orson Welles voice on anything produced after 1986, you are hearing Maurice LaMarche.


Like his peers, Maurice LaMarche has the skill to distort and control his voice with such efficiency, he can play several characters all with unique and distinct voices having a conversation with each other.

Some of his other roles in which you may remember include his roles as: Alec Baldwin in Team America; Calculon, Kif and Morbo in Futurama; Dizzy Devil in Tiny Toon Adventures; Chief Quimby in Inspector Gadget; and several Cobra characters in G.I. Joe like Destro and Serpentor.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2011 8:51 am

    I’ve long wondered who voiced The Brain but never took the time to look it up. Thanks, WIGSF!

    You are welcome sir.

  2. November 9, 2011 3:39 pm

    Well he certainly sounds like a worthy Mau. :)

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