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Charles Fleischer

Charles Fleischer
Fleischer performing at the Improv at Harrah's in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 26, 2011
Born (1950-08-27) August 27, 1950
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Nationality American
Other names Charlie Fleischer
Occupation Stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, writer, musician
Years active 1978-present
Known for The voice of Roger Rabbit

Charles Fleischer (born August 27, 1950) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, writer, and musician, best known for appearing in films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back to the Future Part II, The Polar Express, Rango, and We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story.[1] He also reprised the role of Roger Rabbit in the Roger Rabbit theatrical shorts.

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Filmography 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

Fleischer was born and raised in Washington, D.C. on August 27, 1950. He attended Southampton College of Long Island University and studied acting at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. Fleischer has written a science paper regarding the nature of gamma ray bursts that appears on the Cornell University Library website.[2]

Career

Fleischer is best known as the voices of Roger Rabbit,[3][4] Benny the Cab, Greasy, and Psycho in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. After the film's success, he continued to perform the voice of Roger in several Disney television and theme park appearances at several of the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and in three follow-up short subjects to the original film. Other voice roles for Fleischer include The Polar Express and We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story. On-screen roles include Back to the Future Part II and Gridlock'd.

Fleischer had a recurring role on the 1970s TV series Welcome Back, Kotter as Carvelli, as Chuck on the ABC series Laverne & Shirley, and on the Disney cartoon series House of Mouse as the voice of Benny The Cab. He was also a regular on Keep on Truckin'. He guest starred in The Weird Al Show as a guy in a band. He also appeared on the short lived Saturday morning show Wacko.

He is also a musician and songwriter. He performed as a guest on harmonica with the group Blues Traveler at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on November 22, 1995.

Fleischer is now the part-owner of a multi-media company in Southern California and a writer for television and movies. He still does stand-up gigs occasionally.

From December 2010 to September 2011, he hosted his own weekly webshow Fleischer's Universe on Ustream.tv, produced by Brad Wyman.

Personal life

Filmography

References

  1. ^ "The New York Times".  
  2. ^ "[1205.0518] Can Sequentially Linked Gamma-Ray Bursts Nullify Randomness?". Arxiv.org. 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2015-01-26. 
  3. ^ Janet Maslin (June 22, 1988). "'"New Laws of Gravity Twist Humor, Too, in 'Roger Rabbit.  
  4. ^ Charles Fleischer Wizardworld.com 2010. Retrieved July 19, 2011.

External links

  • Charles Fleischer at the Internet Movie Database
  • Charles Fleischer at TED
    • "All things are Moleeds" (TED2005) (18 minutes)
  • Fleischer's UniverseCharles Fleischer's Webshow

Charles Fleischer's science paper. http://arxiv.org/abs/1205.0518

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