Michael Bell

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Michael Bell
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Bell in 1977.
Years active at Hanna-Barbera 1973-2004
Characters played Mark
Allstar Seaworthy
Ernie Devlin
Grouchy Smurf
Lazy Smurf
Doctor Ben Cooper
Commander Craig Robinson
Grubb Trollmaine
Ranger Rangerfield

Michael Bell is an American film, television and voice actor. He provided many voices for the Hanna-Barbera animation production company.


20th century

Other roles

Michael Bell was a prominent voice actor for several animated series throughout the '70s to '80s. In 1972, his first cartoon role was Stutz, the leader of The Houndcats. He has since then voiced countless characters for various shows, including the following:

  • Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk
  • Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
  • Prowl, Sideswipe, Bombshell, and several others in The Transformers
  • Duke, Xamot, Blowtorch and numerous others in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
  • Lance & Sven in Voltron: Defender of the Universe
  • Hiro Taka in Spiral Zone
  • Lex Luthor in Ruby-Spears' Superman
  • Drew Pickles, Charles Finster Sr., and Boris Kropotkin in Rugrats and All Grown Up!
  • Quackerjack in Disney's Darkwing Duck and the 2017 DuckTales series

Outside of animation, Bell had also voiced in video games including Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix; Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos; Diablo II: Lord of Destruction; Age of Empires III; Baldur's Gate; Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater; the Ratchet & Clank series, among many others.

In live action, Bell has appeared in some roles on several TV shows. These include:

  • Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
  • The Monkees
  • Get Smart
  • Mission: Impossible
  • Mannix
  • Charlie's Angels
  • M*A*S*H*
  • Three's Company
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

His film career has included roles such as Thunder Alley, Blue, Brother John, Rollercoaster, Fast Company, How to Beat the High Cost of Living and C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D.