Bill Farmer

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Bill Farmer
41st Annie Awards, Bill Farmer and Jennifer Farmer.jpg
Annie Awards nominee Bill Farmer and wife, Jennifer Farmer, at the 41st Annual Annie Awards
Born
William Farmer

(1952-11-14) November 14, 1952 (age 68)
OccupationVoice actor, actor, impressionist comedian
Years active1986–present
AgentAVO Talent
Known forThe voice of Goofy
Notable work
Mickey Mouse franchise
The 7D
Spouse(s)
Jennifer Farmer (m. 1984)
ChildrenAustin Farmer
AwardsDisney Legend Award (2009)
Annie Award (2013)
WebsiteOfficial website

William "Bill" Farmer (born November 14, 1952) is an American voice actor, impressionist and comedian.[1] He is best known for being the current voice of the Disney character Goofy, since 1986.[1] He also voices Pluto, Horace Horsecollar and many other Disney characters. He was born in Pratt, Kansas.[1] At age 10 he was already doing voice impressions.[2] While in college he worked in radio and TV. He worked as a stand-up comedian. In late 1986 he was one of hundreds of voice actors competing for a few roles at Disney studios.[2] He got the voice acting job for Goofy, one of his favorite characters growing up.[2][3] He has been the voice of Goofy ever since.[3] In 2009 Farmer was named a Disney Legend.[3]

Filmography[change | change source]

Films[change | change source]

List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes
1978 The Lord of the Rings Additional voices  
1980 The Return of the King Additional voices  
1981 American Pop Additional voices  
1982 The Secret of NIMH Additional voices  
1985 The Black Cauldron Additional voices  
1986 An American Tail Additional voices  
1987 The Chipmunk Adventure Additional voices  
1987 The Brave Little Toaster Additional voices  
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Additional voices
1988 The Land Before Time Additional voices  
1989 Asterix and the Big Fight Additional voices  
1989 All Dogs Go to Heaven Additional voices  
1989 The Little Mermaid Additional voices  
1990 DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Additional voices  
1990 The Rescuers Down Under Additional voices  
1991 Rover Dangerfield Farm voices  
1991 Rock-a-Doodle Additional voices  
1991 Beauty and the Beast Additional voices  
1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Additional voices  
1992 Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! Additional voices  
1992 FernGully: The Last Rainforest Additional voices  
1992 Aladdin Additional voices  
1993 Tom and Jerry: The Movie Additional voices  
1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Additional voices  
1994 Thumbelina Additional voices  
1994 The Lion King Additional voices  
1994 North Additional voices  
1994 Asterix Conquers America Additional voices  
1994 A Troll in Central Park Additional voices  
1994 The Swan Princess Additional voices  
1995 Theodore Rex Additional voices  
1995 A Goofy Movie Goofy Nominated - Annie Award for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production
1995 The Pebble and the Penguin Additional voices  
1995 Forget Paris Additional voices
1995 Pocahontas Additional voices  
1995 Runaway Brain Pluto Short film
1995 The Run of the Country Goofy, Pluto, Foghorn Leghorn, Sylvester, Yosemite Sam  
1995 Toy Story Monotone Announcer  
1996 City Hall Additional voices  
1996 Space Jam Foghorn Leghorn, Sylvester, Yosemite Sam  
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Additional voices  
1997 Cats Don't Dance Additional voices  
1997 Hercules Additional voices  
1997 Anastasia Additional voices  
1998 Quest for Camelot Additional voices  
1998 Mulan Additional voices  
1998 Antz Additional voices  
1998 A Bug's Life Additional voices  
1998 The Prince of Egypt Additional voices  
1999 Doug's 1st Movie Additional voices  
1999 The King and I Additional voices  
1999 Tarzan Additional voices  
1999 The Iron Giant Additional voices  
1999 The Story of Us Additional voices  
1999 Toy Story 2 Additional voices  
2000 The Tigger Movie Additional voices  
2000 The Road to El Dorado Additional voices  
2000 Dinosaur Additional voices  
2000 Titan A.E. Additional voices  
2000 Chicken Run Additional voices  
2000 Thomas and the Magic Railroad Additional voices  
2000 102 Dalmatians Additional voices  
2000 The Emperor's New Groove Additional voices  
2001 Recess: School's Out Additional voices  
2001 Shrek Additional voices  
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Additional voices  
2001 Osmosis Jones Additional voices  
2001 Monsters, Inc. Additional voices  
2001 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Additional voices  
2002 Return to Never Land Additional voices  
2002 Ice Age Additional voices  
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Additional voices  
2002 Lilo & Stitch Additional voices  
2002 Spirited Away Additional voices  
2002 Treasure Planet Additional voices  
2002 Eight Crazy Nights Additional voices  
2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie Additional voices  
2003 The Jungle Book 2 Additional voices  
2003 Piglet's Big Movie Additional voices  
2003 Finding Nemo Additional voices  
2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Additional voices  
2003 Brother Bear Additional voices  
2004 Teacher's Pet Additional voices  
2004 Home on the Range Additional voices  
2004 Shrek 2 Additional voices  
2004 The Incredibles Additional voices  
2004 The Polar Express Additional voices  
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Additional voices  
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Additional voices  
2006 Cars Additional voices  
2007 Happily N'Ever After Additional voices  
2007 Surf's Up Additional voices  
2008 Horton Hears a Who Willie the Tiger  
2010 I Want Your Money George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush  
2012 The Lorax Additional voices  
2013 Monsters University Additional voices  
2015 Minions Additional voices  
2016 The Secret Life of Pets Additional voices  
2016 Sing Bob the News Reporter Dog  
2017 Despicable Me 3 Additional voices  
2018 The Grinch Sam the Bus Driver  
2020 Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe Hermellivue  
List of voice roles in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Prince and the Pauper Goofy, Pluto, Horace Horsecollar, Weasels #1  
1990 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Disneyland Fun Goofy, Pluto  
1993 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: The Twelve Days of Christmas Goofy  
1994–95 Mickey's Fun Songs series Goofy, Pluto  
1994 The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure Additional voices  
1995 Runaway Brain Pluto  
1995 The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving Additional voices  
1996 Aladdin and the King of Thieves Additional voices  
1997 The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain Additional voices  
1997 Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin Additional voices  
1997 The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island Additional voices  
1997 Casper: A Spirited Beginning Stinkie  
1998 Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus Additional voices  
1998 Belle's Magical World Additional voices  
1998 The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom Additional voices  
1998 Casper Meets Wendy Stinkie  
1998 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Additional voices  
1998 The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald[4] Knight #2, Mob Leader (ep. 5)  
1998 The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock Additional voices  
1998 The Spirit of Mickey Goofy  
1999 Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Goofy, Pluto  
1999 Seasons of Giving Additional voices  
2000 An Extremely Goofy Movie Goofy  
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Additional voices  
2000 The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea Additional voices  
2000 Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders Additional voices  
2000 The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire Additional voices  
2001 Disney's American Legends Additional voices  
2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Additional voices  
2001 Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase Additional voices  
2001 Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Goofy, Pluto, Practical Pig  
2001 Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street Additional voices  
2001 The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze Additional voices  
2001 Christmas Carol: The Movie Additional voices  
2002 Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Additional voices  
2002 The Hunchback of Notre Dame II Additional voices  
2002 Tarzan & Jane Additional voices  
2002 The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina Additional voices  
2002 Mickey's House of Villains Goofy  
2002 A Very Merry Pooh Year Additional voices  
2002 The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water Additional voices  
2003 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure Additional voices  
2003 Atlantis: Milo's Return Additional voices  
2003 Stitch! The Movie Additional voices  
2003 The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration Additional voices  
2004 The Lion King 1½ Goofy, Sleepy  
2004 Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers Goofy  
2004 Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas Goofy, Pluto  
2005 Son of the Mask Masked Otis  
2006 Bambi II Additional voices  
2006 Brother Bear 2 Additional voices  
2007 Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt Goofy, Pluto  
2009 Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland Goofy, Pluto  
2009 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Choo-Choo Express Goofy, Pluto  
2010 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally Goofy, Pluto  
2011 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure Goofy, Pluto  

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 D-TV Doggone Valantine Goofy  
1987 D-TV Monster Hits Goofy  
1989 Goofy About Health Goofy  
1989 Betty Boop's Hollywood Mystery Fergie Furbelow  
1992 Raw Toonage Goofy  
1992–93 Goof Troop Goofy  
1992 Rugrats Steve The SWAT Officer  
1992 Goof Troop Christmas Goofy  
1993 Bonkers Goofy  
1996 Quack Pack Pluto  
1998 Paracycling Goofy  
1999 Disney's Mouseworks Spaceship Pluto  
1999–2000 Mickey Mouse Works Goofy, Pluto, Horace Horsecollar  
1999–2003 Mona the Vampire Additional voices  
2000 Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law Secret Squirrel  
2001–03 Disney's House of Mouse Goofy, Pluto, Horace Horsecollar, Practical Pig  
2003–06 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Stank Williams, Blort Sportscaster  
2004 Astro Boy Tawashi  
2004 Game Over Race Announcer  
2005 Loonatics Unleashed Mr. Leghorn  
2006–present Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Goofy, Pluto  
2006–12 Robot Chicken Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Pubertis  
2007 Higglytown Heroes Janitor Jay  
2008 The Banana Splits Fleegle  
2010 'Til Death George Bush, Minister  
2012–present Minnie's Bow-Toons Goofy, Pluto, others  
2013 Wheel of Fortune: Making Disney Memories Week Goofy  
2013–present Mickey Mouse Goofy, Pluto  
2014–present The 7D Doc, Sir Yips-A-Lot  
2015 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Ghostly Bob  
2017–present Mickey and the Roadster Racers Goody, Pluto

 

Video games[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Sam and Max Hit the Road Sam, Psychic, Flambe  
1994 Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness Leshy  
1995 Full Throttle Horrace, Corley Motors Merchandise Salesman, Gas Guard Pilot, News Anchorman  
1996 Mortimer and the Riddles of the Medallion Bald Eagle, Coyote, Gila Monster, Additional vocies  
1998 Disney's Hades Challenge Goofy  
1998 King's Quest VIII: Mask of Eternity King Gryph, Weirdling Tradesman  
1998 Baldur's Gate Brunos, Irlentree, Yeslick Orothiar  
2000 Mickey's Speedway USA Goofy  
2000 Looney Tunes Racing Foghorn Leghorn  
2000 Looney Tunes: Space Race Foghorn Leghorn  
2000 Mickey Mouse Kindergarten Goofy, Pluto, Bellhop #1, Bellhop #2  
2000 The Flintstones: Bedrock Bowling Bamm-Bamm Rubble, Dino Bridge  
2000 The Emperor's New Groove Pacha  
2001 Disney Learning: Phonics Quest Goofy, Horace Horsecollar  
2001 Goofy's Fun House Goofy  
2002 Ty the Tasmanian Tiger Wedgwood the Pirate, The Frill Necked Lizard  
2002–present Kingdom Hearts series Goofy  
2002 Disney Golf Goofy  
2002 Disney Sports Soccer Goofy  
2002 Disney Sports Skateboarding Goofy  
2002 Disney Sports Football Goofy  
2002 Disney Sports Basketball Goofy  
2003 Disney's Party Goofy  
2003 Toontown Online Goofy  
2003 Tales of Symphonia Governor-General Dorr  
2004 Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2 Parrotbeard, Squeaver, Johno  
2005 Destroy All Humans! Narrator, Rural Male  
2005 Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan Parrotbeard  
2006 Over the Hedge Lou, Rottweiler  
2006 Dead Rising Cletus Samson  
2006 Yakuza Date (English version)  
2006 Flushed Away Spike  
2006 Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island Old Hermit Crab, Plant King, Crab Refugee #4, Plant Guard  
2007 Meet the Robinsons Ice Cream Vendor  
2008 Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law Secret Squirrel, Cameraman, Prison Guard #2  
2008 Disney Think Fast Goofy, Horace Horsecollar  
2010 Epic Mickey Goofy, Horace Horsecollar  
2011 Kinect Disneyland Adventures Goofy, Pluto  
2012 Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Goofy, Horace Horsecollar, Practical Pig  
2012 Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Goofy  
2014 Disney Magical World Goofy, Pluto, Sleepy  

Production credits[change | change source]

Year Title Position
1992 Death Becomes Her ADR loop group
2004 Shrek 2 ADR group
2004 Bommerang Editor
2015 With Lee in Virginia Cinematographer

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 D23.com (23 May 2013). "VOICE: Bill Farmer". Disney. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Brian McTavish (4 May 1995). "Bill Farmer is 'Goofy' for fun and profit". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Mike Gencarelli (9 February 2014). "Disney Legend, Bill Farmer talks about voicing Goofy and new Disney Junior series "The 7D"". Media Mikes. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  4. "The Voices of Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald (1998, Live-Action/Animated Series (Direct-to-Video)) - Voice Cast Listing at Voice Chasers". Voice Chasers. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015.