Robert Fredrick Paulsen III (born March 11, 1956) is an American voice actor and singer, who has done many voice roles in various films, television shows, and video games, including Raphael and Donatello from the 1987 and 2012 animated series respectively of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Yakko Warner, Dr. Otto Scratchansniff, and Pinky from Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain; Carl Wheezer from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and its spin-off television show series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius; Peck the Rooster from Barnyard and its spin-off television show series Back at the Barnyard; and the title character in The Mask: Animated Series. In total, Paulsen has been the voice of over 250 different animated characters and performed in over 1000 commercials. He received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for his role as Pinky, and three Annie Awards.
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Actor, voice actor, singer
Carol Anne Schnarr
( m. 1979; div. 1982) Parrish Todd ( m. 1983)
Alien News Desk’s Scott Gairdner has debuted a new animated short called Biden’s Schoolhouse Rock that features a mumbling bumbling Biden muttering his way through BS excuses as to why he can’t get anything done with a majority Democrat controlled Congress. Slapworks has launched a new adult...
Both Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulsen have been a part of most generations of cartoon lovers’ lives. As the voices of “The Animaniacs” The Brain (LaMarche) and Pinky (Paulsen), among many others, the duo has been entertaining kids of all ages for decades. It may be no...
Maybe you’ve never heard of Rob Paulsen. But you’ve heard him. A lot. Maybe you don’t know Rob Paulsen, but you know Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, and most of the other animated projects that Paulsen has been part of as a voice actor for nearly three decades. With over 2,000 (yes, that’s right) half-hour programs and dozens of films, video games, and other animated media to his credit, Paulsen has been one of the hardest working, most in-demand, and most beloved voice artists in the industry, earning (so far) a Daytime Emmy and Peabody, three times winning the Annie Award (for voice actors).
The Animaniacs in Concert, featuring voice actor Rob Paulsen, will be arriving at the Fitzgerald Theater on February 22, 2022. Click here to get your tickets for a night of childhood defining live music. We were thrilled to speak with Animaniacs star Rob Paulsen, voice of Yakko Warner as well...
After a long layoff that spanned over 20 years, Animaniacs returned for a revival on Hulu in November 2020 and has since produced two seasons. Despite only running for a few years, the original series touched the hearts and minds of the many people who watched it at the time, largely thanks to the roles portrayed by Rob Paulsen (Yakko Warner and Pinky) and Maurice LaMarche (The Brain).
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Voice actors Rob Paulsen and Tress MacNeille say Season 2 of the Animaniacs revival, premiering Friday on Hulu, satirizes modern social media. Paulsen, 65, plays Yakko Warner, part of a trio of animated Warner siblings who run loose at Warner Brothers Studios. "There's a...
Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche, who star as Yakko Warner/Pinky and the Brain, respectively, spoke about the new Animaniacs season,. The new season, which premieres November 5 on Hulu, is a lot of fun if the five press screeners were any indication. I have to say that as a student of comedy, I loved the scratched Pinky and the Brain pilot episodes. They are so fun to watch. If you’re a fan of the classics, you’ll love this particular bit as much as I do. There’s a lot of other fun to be had in the other Animaniacs episodes I watched. One ought to serve as a warning for why you should never open let alone click the links in spam mail.
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — If it's Friday, that means new movies and shows are coming to a screen near you. This week, entertainment Derek Sante has a look at "Venom: Let There Be Carnage," the sequel to the superhero blockbuster starring Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson. He also previews "The...
If you're a millennial, you probably recall the popular '90s cartoon "Animaniacs," which followed the slapstick adventures of siblings Yakko, Wakko and Dot. Now, Animaniacs Live! is coming to Phoenix Aug. 28, with the original voice actors reprising their roles to take to the stage in song. Rob Paulsen voiced...
Central Floridians may recognize the voices of Yakko from “Animaniacs,” Pinky from “Pinky & The Brain,” Carl Wheezer from “Jimmy Neutron” and Raphael and Donatello from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” at Fanboy Expo. Voice actor Rob Paulsen is excited to see his fans Aug. 20-21 at the event. “I’m a blue-collar worker in the dream factory when we go to these events,” he said. “It’s about ...
“It’s all about exploration,” says carpenter and snowmaker Rob Paulsen from Leadville, CO, the highest incorporated city in the U.S. There he works nine months a year—sometimes 80 hours a week—so he can afford taking the other three months off to travel. Between shifts or during his limited free time, Paulsen, who rocks a mullet and a missing front tooth, goes out in the wild every chance he gets.