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Neil ross


Neil Ross is an American voice actor and announcer, born in London, England on New Year's Eve (December 31), 1944 and now resident and working in Los Angeles, in the United States. He has provided voices in many American cartoons, most notably Voltron, G.I. Joe and Transformers. He has also done voice work in numerous video games. Ross has also provided voice roles (such as radio announcers) for many movies, including Back to the Future II, Babe, Quiz Show, and Being John Malkovich.

Neil Ross was the announcer for the 75th Annual Academy Awards Telecast in 2003, and the Emmy Awards Telecast in 2004. He has also narrated numerous episodes of A&E's Biography, and many editions of NOVA on PBS (including Mars – Dead or Alive, which was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2004).

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Neil Ross was born in London, England, and subsequently raised in Montreal, Canada. His family moved to Long Beach, California when he was 12 years old. When they moved to San Diego, a young Ross started listening to KFWB, and became obsessed with becoming a disc-jockey. He started working in radio when he finished school. His first station was KMUR in Salt Lake City, Utah. Following this, he moved on to KORL, KGMB and KKUA in Honolulu, Hawaii, before moving to KCBQ in San Diego in 1969. He stayed in California, working on KYA San Francisco and KMPC Los Angeles. He made his last broadcast in 1985.

He began his voice-over work in 1978 when he moved to Los Angeles. His first role was as a salesman in an episode of Richie Rich for Hanna-Barbera. Ross has voiced radio and television commercials for companies including Wal-Mart, AT&T, Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, Mattel, Goodyear, Disney, Hoover, Anheuser-Busch, Southwest Airlines, and Kelloggs, and has done promos for CBS, NBC, ABC, TBS and Fox Kids.

Neil Ross lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

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  1. ^ a b Lawson, Tim; Persons, Alisa (2004), The magic behind the voices: a who's who of cartoon voice actors, Univ. Press of Mississippi, p. xxx, ISBN 9781578066964
  2. ^ "The TCC Presents: Screamers Retro-Views – G1 Interview with Neil Ross". Transformers Collectors Club Magazine 1 (37): 3.

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