Will Ryan - Cineloquist, Cantabulator and All- Round Hyphenate

Will Ryan is an entertaining and versatile voice actor, or, to use a neologism of his own coining, "cineloquist". Will can be heard performing some of his many voice characterizations in thousands of television episodes and commercials, hundreds of radio episodes and some of the most popular animated films ever made. He has evidently performed more featured parts in more Academy Award-nominated animated films than any other actor. Face it; he's everywhere!

Among Will's many well-known voices are Tigger, Rabbit and the singing voice of Eeyore on the Disney Channel's Welcome to Pooh Corner series, broadcast twice daily for 16 years. Will created the voice of the loveable pterodactyl Petrie for George Lucas and Steven Spielberg in The Land Before Time animated feature. He portrayed Papa Bear in the recent Looney Tunes: Back in Action!. He's in Spielberg's An American Tail and in Disney's Little Mermaid. He voiced a dozen characters in Don Bluth's Thumbelina feature and a baker's dozen in the upcoming Sian Ka'an animated feature. He voiced Goofy for Disney's for three years and gave vocal life to Yosemite Sam on several recent recordings for Warner Bros.

He can currently be heard as a wide variety of characters on the popular Cartoon Network series Courage the Cowardly Dog and is busy recording recurring roles in their new series Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi. Will is also featured in Disney's upcoming series Mickey Mouse Club House.

Will Ryan is also a versatile composer and lyricist. His songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as the Pointer Sisters, Patti LaBelle and Mister T on the one hand, and Donald Duck, the Cat in the Hat, Winnie the Pooh and the Muppets on the other.

Although Will's home is the United States, he has performed and recorded throughout the world.

Will's latest musical project is this CD, featuring Radio's Brainiest Star, Eugene. The ukulele-strumming teen is featured in the "Adventures in Odyssey" radio drama/comedy, heard weekly in over 2400 outlets in North America and throughout the world.

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