Fun Fact of the Week #304
Both of Fred's only animated voice actors over the years, Frank Welker and Carl Steven (the latter from A Pup Named Scooby-Doo), also played Spock in the film Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock. Carl Steven played 9-year-old Spock, while Frank Welker provided the voice of Spock's screams throughout the film.
7/13/2020 10:52:15 am
Perfect clips of both Freds lol
7/13/2020 01:34:42 pm
Haha I don't use GIFs too often on here so I wanted to find some :)
7/13/2020 04:51:35 pm
As coincidental Hollywood connections go, that one ranks WAY up there.
7/13/2020 05:47:35 pm
Especially given Star Trek 3 was released in 1984, meaning it was only 4 years apart...
7/13/2020 06:56:10 pm
Interestingly, both also provided voice work on the 1988 Ruby-Spears animated Superman series. Both are credited simply as "voice" on 2 different shorts in the series. The show would run 30 minutes with about a 20/10 split of a longer adventure of Superman and a shorter one of a young Clark Kent in Smallville.
7/13/2020 07:03:04 pm
Oops. Missed one other connection. Both worked on Popeye and Son in 1987. Stevens in an unspecified role for all 13 episodes and Welker in one episode as "Shelly's Father".
7/13/2020 07:10:01 pm
...and Scott Menville (Shaggy in Get a Clue and Red Herring in Pup) worked on the Popeye and Son show for 13 episodes, too!
7/13/2020 10:47:58 pm
WOW, that’s a lot of connections between all of them. That’s amazing, thanks for doing the research!
7/16/2020 09:33:54 pm
Your original find of the Star Trek 3 connection is still the most impressive of all. It's very rare to find voice actors who have played a single character collaborate on a live action project.
7/17/2020 09:42:12 am
It is really surprising, especially given they were the only two voice actors to ever play that character. A book on phenomena like this sounds really cool!
7/14/2020 10:30:38 pm
I've been working on a book for quite sometime now, which goes into detail of EVERY dvd/blu-ray release in all countries. Sorted by series and then again by release date. And it's ALMOST done....
7/17/2020 09:42:53 am
Wow! That sounds like a really ambitious project! I would love to see it when it's done, if you want to share it!
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