Bill Farmer

American actor and comedian (born 1952)

William "Bill" Farmer (born November 14, 1952) is an American voice actor, comedian and impressionist.[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 television. 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]

Bill Farmer
41st Annie Awards, Bill Farmer and Jennifer Farmer.jpg
Farmer and wife Jennifer Farmer at the 2014 Annie Awards
Born
William Farmer

(1952-11-14) November 14, 1952 (age 69)
OccupationVoice actor, comedian, impressionist
Years active1975–present
AgentAVO Talent
Notable work
Mickey Mouse franchise
The 7D
Spouse(s)
Jennifer Farmer (m. 1984)
Children1
AwardsDisney Legend Award (2009)
Annie Award (2013)
WebsiteOfficial website

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Rover Dangerfield Farm voices  
1991 Beauty and the Beast Stanley  
1992 Aladdin Guards  
1994 The Lion King Hyenas  
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 Pocahontas Lakotas  
1995 The Run of the Country Goofy, Pluto, Sylvester the Cat, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam  
1995 Toy Story Monotone Announcer  
1996 Space Jam Sylvester the Cat, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam  
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Frollo's Soldiers  
1997 Cats Don't Dance Additional voices  
1997 Hercules Builder #2  
1998 Mulan Ancestors, Hun Army  
1998 A Bug's Life Ant #3  
1999 Tarzan Male Gorilla  
1999 The Iron Giant Maine Man #2, Soldiers  
1999 The Story of Us Elmer Fudd  
1999 Toy Story 2 Man #1  
2000 Chicken Run Additional voices  
2001 Shrek Lord Farquaad's Guards, Hunter #5  
2001 Monsters, Inc. CDA, Photographer  
2001 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Additional voices  
2003 Brother Bear Edgar  
2004 Home on the Range Donkey  
2004 The Incredibles Oliver Sansweet's Lawyer  
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Male Elk  
2006 Cars Winford Bradford Rutherford, Lee Revkins  
2007 Happily N'Ever After Additional voices  
2007 Surf's Up Additional voices  
2008 Horton Hears a Who Willie the Bear  
2010 I Want Your Money George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush  
2012 The Lorax Additional voices  
2013 Monsters University Jason Chiang  
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  
1997 Casper: A Spirited Beginning Stinkie  
1998 Casper Meets Wendy Stinkie  
1998 The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald[4] 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  
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  

TelevisionEdit

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 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 Goofy  
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  
2006–16 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  
2013-19 Mickey Mouse Goofy, Pluto  
2014–present The 7D Doc, Sir Yips-A-Lot  
2015 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Ghostly Bob  
2017–19 Mickey and the Roadster Racers Goofy, Pluto  
2019-21 Mickey Mouse: Mixed Up Adventures Goofy, Pluto  
2021-present Mickey Mouse Funhouse Goofy, Pluto  

Video gamesEdit

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 creditsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. 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.