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
William Farmer

(1952-11-14) November 14, 1952 (age 67)
OccupationVoice actor, actor, impressionist comedian
Years active1986–present
AgentAVO Talent
Known forThe voice of Goofy
Notable work
Mickey Mouse franchise
The 7D
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 live-action roles in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source
1987 RoboCop Justin Ballard-Watkins   [4][5]
1998 Pumpkin Man Father Goblin / Billy Bob Sr.   [6]
2013 I Know That Voice Himself Documentary  
2017 Generational Sins Sheriff Randall  
20?? Desert Shadows Detective Jerry McElroy Upcoming film  
List of voice roles in feature films
Year Title Role Notes
1985 The Black Cauldron Horned King's Guards Additional voices
1986 The Great Mouse Detective Ratigan's Thugs Additional voices
1987 The Brave Little Toaster Fish Uncredited
1991 Rover Dangerfield Farm voices  
1992 Aladdin Razoul's Guards Additional voices
1994 The Lion King Hyenas Additional voices
1995 A Goofy Movie Goofy  
1995 Pocahontas Sailor Additional voices
1995 Toy Story Monotone Announcer Additional voices
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Frollo's Soldiers Additional voices
1996 Space Jam Foghorn Leghorn, Sylvester, Yosemite Sam
1997 Cats Don't Dance Reporter Additional voices
1997 Hercules Builder #1 Additional voices
1998 Mulan Ancestors, Hun Army Additional voices
1998 Antz Soldier Ants ADR group
1998 A Bug's Life Ant #2 Additional voices
1998 The Rugrats Movie Squad Leader ADR group
1998 The Prince of Egypt Rameses' Soldiers Additional voices
1999 The Iron Giant Robert The Army Diver Sub Additional voices
1999 Toy Story 2 Joe Additional voices
2000 The Road to El Dorado Cortes's Soldiers ADR group
2000 Chicken Run Radio Announcer Additional voices
2000 Dinosaur Dinosaurs Additional voices
2000 The Emperor's New Groove Villagers
2001 Shrek Lord Farquaad's Guards, Hunter #5 ADR group
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Soldiers ADR group
2001 Monsters, Inc. CDA, Photographer, Child Detection Agency Member Additional voices
2001 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Male Yokian Uncredited
2002 Ice Age Various Mammals Additional voices
2002 Eight Crazy Nights Additional voices
2002 Treasure Planet Alien #2 Additional voices
2003 Finding Nemo Crabs Additional voices
2003 Brother Bear Edgar Additional voices
2004 Clifford's Really Big Movie Snake Additional voices
2004 Home on the Range Donkey, Junior (yelling) Additional voices
2004 Shrek 2 Police Knight #1 ADR group
2004 The Incredibles Guard #1 Additional voices
2004 The Polar Express Birds, Elves Additional voices
2004 The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Reporter #1, Google Eye Fish ADR group
2005 Robots Bartender, Rodger Hickenbottom Additional voices
2005 Madagascar Crowd Member ADR group
2005 Valiant Male Pigeon #1 Additional voices
2005 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Screaming Men Additional voices
2005 Chicken Little Student Additional voices
2006 Curious George Zebra, Sailor #3, Painter Additional voices
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Mammoths Additional voices
2006 Over the Hedge Cricket, Man on TV Additional voices
2006 Barnyard Coyotes Additional Barnyard voices
2006 Flushed Away Slugs ADR group
2007 Meet the Robinsons Additional voices
2007 Ratatouille Baker, Rat #2 Paris loop group
2008 Horton Hears a Who Willie Bear
2010 I Want Your Money George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush
2012 The Lorax Street Sweeper
2016 Sing News Reporter Dog
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  
1995 Runaway Brain Pluto  
1997 Casper: A Spirited Beginning Stinkie  
1998 Casper Meets Wendy Stinkie  
1998 The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald[7] Knight #2, Mob Leader (ep. 5)  
1998 The Spirit of Mickey Goofy  
1999 Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Goofy, Pluto  
2000 An Extremely Goofy Movie Goofy  
2001 Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Goofy, Pluto, Practical Pig  
2002 Mickey's House of Villains Goofy  
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  
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  
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 (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. "042 – Bill Farmer on Talkin Toons with Rob Paulsen – Weekly Voice Acting and Voice Over Tips - Tech Jives Network".
  5. "RoboCop (1987) - Paul Verhoeven - Cast and Crew". AllMovie. All Media Guide. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-06-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. "The Voices of Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald (1998, Live-Action/Animated Series (Direct-to-Video)) - Voice Cast Listing at Voice Chasers". Voice Chasers. Retrieved 28 June 2015.