Paul Frees

Paul Frees

Highest Rated: 100% Force of Evil (1948)

Lowest Rated: 14% Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1980)

Birthday: Jun 22, 1920

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

With credits on more than 300 film and TV programs, Paul Frees was the embodiment of the highly successful voiceover artist. Not surprisingly, Frees began his career in the world of radio, where he delighted listeners and show producers with his talented vocal impersonations. He began to work in film in the early 1940s. Often he served as a narrator, but was sometimes called to replace the voices of actors. In "The Ugly Dachshund" (1966), he replaced a performer who died. He later dubbed the voice of Japanese star ToshirĂ´ Mifune in "Grand Prix" (1966). But Frees was most famous for voicing many of the beloved cartoon characters of the 1960s and '70s. He played Boris Badenov in the animated "Rocky and His Friends," Inspector Fenwick in "The Dudley Do-Right Show," and a panoply of voices in the stop-motion animated Christmas specials of Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin, Jr. ("Rudolph's Shiny New Year," "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town"). More obscurely, Frees was K.I.T.T.'s four-wheeled nemesis, K.A.R.R., in the 1980s David Hasselhoff series "Knight Rider."

Highest rated movies

Suddenly
Force of Evil
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
The Big Sky
The Time Machine
The Shaggy Dog
The Star

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
80% 79% The Puppetoon Movie Arnie the Dinosaur, Pillsbury Doughboy (Voice) - 1987
No Score Yet 70% Wind in the Willows Wayfarer (Voice) - 1987
No Score Yet 91% Twice Upon a Time Narrator/Chef of State/Judges/Bailiff (Voice) - 1983
73% 86% The Last Unicorn Mabruk (Voice) - 1982
14% 36% Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July Winterbolt/Jack Frost/Policeman (Voice) - 1980
67% 39% The Return of the King Orc/Goblin/Uruk-Hai/Captain Shagrat/Lieutenant Snaga/Orc Sergeant/Lord Elrond (Voice) - 1980
83% 68% Hardware Wars Narrator - 1978
69% 65% The Hobbit Bombur (Voice) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantastic Animation Festival Narrator - 1977
No Score Yet 89% The Point Oblio's Father/Pointed Man's Right Head/King/Leaf Man/Villagers (Voice) - 1971
93% 78% Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town Unknown (Character) - 1970
73% 72% Frosty the Snowman Santa Claus, Traffic Cop, Additional Voices (Voice) - 1969
75% 60% The Little Drummer Boy Aaron's Father/The Magi (Voice) - 1968
63% 52% Wild in the Streets Narrator - 1968
No Score Yet 50% The Man Called Flintstone Rock Slag / Green Goose / Triple X (Voice) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tintin and the Calculus Affair Capt. Haddock/Thomson/Thompson (Voice) - 1964
40% 60% The Incredible Mr. Limpet Crusty (Voice) - 1964
No Score Yet 40% Beatles Unknown (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Magoo in Sherwood Forest Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Voice) - 1962
80% 78% Gay Purr-ee Meowrice (Voice) - 1962
No Score Yet 67% Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol Stage Director/Charity Man/Fezziwig/Eyepatch Man/Tall Tophat Man (Voice) - 1962
76% 79% The Time Machine Talking Rings (voice) (uncredited) (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 8% The Beatniks Director - 1960
No Score Yet 85% Donald in Mathmagic Land The True Spirit of Adventure (Voice) - 1959
68% 48% The Shaggy Dog Narrator/J.W. Galvin, Psychiatrist (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 33% The Snow Queen Ol Dreamy/the Raven (Voice) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Attack of the Jungle Women Narrator - 1959
No Score Yet 0% Space Master X-7 Dr. Charles T. Pommer (Character) - 1958
100% 63% Suddenly Benny Conklin (Character) - 1954
29% 60% The Star Richard Stanley (Character) - 1952
89% 65% The Big Sky Louis MacMasters (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Case for Hypnosis Doc Twiddle (Voice) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Busybody Bear Barney Bear / Buck Beaver (Voice) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jerry and the Lion Radio Announcer (Voice) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grape Nutty Crow (Voice) - 1949
100% 76% Force of Evil Elevator operator (uncredited) (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cat That Hated People Cat (Voice) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Heel-Watha Indian Chief (Voice) - 1944

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jackson 5ive Producer (Voice) 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dudley Do-Right Show Unknown (Voice) 1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet George of the Jungle Unknown (Voice) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frankenstein, Jr. and the Impossibles Unknown (Voice) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rocky & Bullwinkle Unknown (Voice) 1959-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mr. Magoo Show Unknown (Voice) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Millionaire John Beresford Tipton (Character),
Unknown (Voice)
1955-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Harmonies The Prisoner/George the Warden/The Little Wife (Voice),
Narrator
1945-1946 1953-1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet MGM Favorites The Prisoner/George the Warden/The Little Wife (Voice),
Narrator
1954-1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Beatles John/George (Voice)