Peter Cullen

Biography

Date of Birth 28 July 1941, Montreal, Québec, Canada Birth Name Peter Claver Cullen Height 5' 8" (1.73 m) Trade Mark The voice of Optimus Prime, the heroic leader of the Autobots on "The Transformers" Often provides a deep, raspy voice for his characters, most notably Optimus Prime. Trivia Frequently does voice overs for commercials, cartoons, movie previews, etc. Father of Clay, Claire and Pilar E. Cullen. Has been the voice of two characters involved in chicken runs (when two cars drive towards each other). The first was the evil K.A.R.R. in the TV show "Knight Rider". The second was the heroic good guy Optimus Prime in the cartoon "The Transformers". Though he provided vocals for the inhuman alien Predator in the Predator films and the voice of Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh, he is best known for voicing the heroic Autobot leader Optimus Prime in the animated Transformers series. Though it was originally intended for his character to remain dead after being killed in the 1986 Transformers film, the death caused such a public backlash that the surprised producers brought the character back in two separate episodes of the third season (ultimately saving the world in the second appearance). Son is stuntman Clay Cullen Was one, of only two, voice-over actors from the original "Transformers" (1984) animated series to voice a character in the live action film version, Transformers (2007). The other being Charles Adler. Cullen once again provided the voice of the valiant Autobot leader, Optimus Prime for the film. Has stated that the voice of legendary American film actor John Wayne had some influence on his choice for the voice of Optimus Prime. However, he clarified in an interview for the 2007 Transformers video game that the inspiration for Prime's voice was actually based on an impression of his older brother's voice -- the authoritative tone he used while serving as an officer with the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Stated that of all the roles that he has done, his signature role, Optimus Prime, is his favorite. He described playing Prime in the 2007 film as "slipping into a very old, very comfortable pair of shoes." He explained his preference for the character by saying "making people happy makes me happy.". Graduated from Regiopolios College in Kingston Ontario, Canada. Graduated from the National Theater School of Canada in 1963. He was the first actor to voice Nintendo's video game mascot Mario - of Super Mario Brothers - for the Saturday Supercade series.

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Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

Eeyore (voice)

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Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie

Eeyore (voice)

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Transformers: Beginnings

Optimus Prime (voice)

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Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You

Eeyore (voice)

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising

Optimus Prime (voice)

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Tigger and Pooh and a Musical Too

Eeyore (voice)

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Winnie the Pooh - Wonderful Word Adventure

Eeyore

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Voltron: Fleet of Doom

Hutch / Commander James Hawkins / Coran / King Alfor / Narrator (voice)

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My Friends Tigger and Pooh: Hundred Acre Wood Haunt

Eeyore (voice)

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Winnie l'ourson - droles de fantomes

Eeyore (voice)

Starring In
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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Optimus Prime (voice)

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Bumblebee

Optimus Prime (voice)

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Transformers: The Last Knight

Optimus Prime (voice)

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Transformers: Age of Extinction

Optimus Prime (voice)

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising

Optimus Prime (voice)

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Optimus Prime (voz)

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Optimus Prime (voice)

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Tigger and Pooh and a Musical Too

Eeyore (voice)

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Bizarre Dinosaurs

Self - Narrator US (voice)

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My Friends Tigger and Pooh: Hundred Acre Wood Haunt

Eeyore (voice)

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My Friends Tigger & Pooh - Super Sleuth Christmas Movie

Eeyore (9 episodes, 2007)

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Transformers: Beginnings

Optimus Prime (voice)

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Transformers

Optimus Prime (voice)

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My Friends Tigger And Pooh - A Super Sleuth Christmastery

Eeyore (voice)

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Winnie the Pooh - Wonderful Word Adventure

Eeyore

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Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie

Eeyore (voice)

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Pooh's Heffalump Movie

Eeyore (voice)

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Ole Brumms Magiske Verden - En stor oppdagelsesdag

Eeyore (12 episodes, 1988-1990)

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Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo

Eeyore (voice)

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Piglet's Big Movie

Eeyore (voice)

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Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

Eeyore (voice)

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Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed In at the House of Mouse

Eeyore (voice)

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The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart

Eeyore (voice)

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Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend

Narrator (voice)

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Super Duper Super Sleuths

Eeyore (voice)

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The Tigger Movie

Eeyore (voice)

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Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving

Eeyore (voice) (archive footage)

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Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You

Eeyore (voice)

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Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search For Christopher Robin

Eeyore (voice)

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Winnie l'ourson - droles de fantomes

Eeyore (voice)

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Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too

Eeyore (voice)

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The Little Engine That Could

Pete / The Cave (voice)

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Knabbel en Babbel : De vliegende tapijt Rovers

Monterey Jack / ... (21 episodes, 1989-1990)

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G.I. Joe: The Movie

Zandar/Nemesis Enforcer/Scientist (voice)

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Predator

The Predator (voice) (uncredited)

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Robotix: The Movie

(voice)

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Transformers: The Movie

Optimus Prime / Ironhide (voice)

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My Little Pony: The Movie

Grundle / Ahgg (voice)

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Rambo (Animated Series), Volume 5 - Snow Raid

Sergeant Havoc (60 episodes, 1986)

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Voltron: Fleet of Doom

Hutch / Commander James Hawkins / Coran / King Alfor / Narrator (voice)

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Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer

Murky/Cassie Monster/Glitterbot/Guard/Skydancer/Slurthic (voice)

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Gremlins

Mogwai / Gremlins (voice)

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Gallavants

Antonim (voice)

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Voyage of the Rock Aliens

1359 (voice)

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Heidi's Song

Gruffle (voice)

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