Peter Cullen

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Peter Cullen
Peter Cullen
Character(s) Played King Kong, Toto
Birthday July 28, 1941
Birthplace Montreal, Quebec, Canada
First Work The Buddies (TV 1967)
Notable Work The Transformers (TV 1984-1987)

Peter Cullen is a Canadian voice actor who is most well-known for his role as Optimus Prime in the Transformers franchise. Cullen also has experience producing animal noises and roars, and his sound effects have been frequently used in monster films, including Gremlins and Predator.

Selected Filmography


  • When recording eleven reels worth of King Kong roars for the 1976 remake, Cullen strained his voice so much that he injured his throat and began to cough blood.[1] Cullen's vocalizations created for the film would go on to become very famous stock roars used in countless monster films across the world for decades to come.


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