Peter Cullen

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Peter Cullen
Peter Cullen
Born July 28, 1941
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Character(s) played King Kong
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]


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17 months ago
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I have witnessed their capacity for courage, and though we are worlds apart, like us, there's more to them than meets the eye. I am Optimus Prime, and I send this message to any surviving Autobots taking refuge among the stars: We are here. We are waiting.
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