Peter Cullen

Canadian voice actor (born 1941)

Peter Claver Cullen (born July 28, 1941) is a Canadian voice actor. He is known for making the voice of Optimus Prime in the Transformers television series and in the four movies of the Transformers movie series.[1] He is also known for making the voice of Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh.

Peter Cullen
Cullen speaking at the Kennedy Space Center in 2011
Peter Claver Cullen

(1941-07-28) July 28, 1941 (age 82)
OccupationVoice actor
Years active1962–present




Year Title Role Notes
1962–63 The Jetsons Additional voices
1967 The Buddies Commander Bi Bi Latuque
1967–68 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Announcer
1969 Comedy Cafe
1970–71 Zut!
1971–74 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour Himself, various characters
1974 The Bobbie Gentry Show Announcer
1974 The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show Himself
1974 The Sonny Comedy Revue Himself, various characters
1975 Down Home Country Luke Warm
1976 The Wolfman Jack Show
1979 The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show Mighty Man
1979 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Additional voices
1981 The Kwicky Koala Show
1981 The Smurfs Additional voices
1981 Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Hulk, Mysterio, Red Skull 2 episodes
1982 The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour Lucky
1982 Spider-Man Red Skull
1982 Meatballs & Spaghetti Additional voices
1982 Pac-Man Sour Puss
1982 The Little Rascals Officer Ed, Pete the Pup
1982 Knight Rider K.A.R.R.
1983 Monchhichis Shreeker, Snitchitt, Gonker
1983 The Puppy's Further Adventures Lucky
1983 The Biskitts Dog Foot, Fang, Scratch
1983 Saturday Supercade Donkey Kong
1983 The Dukes Additional voices
1983–85 Dungeons & Dragons Venger
1984 Dragon's Lair Bertram
1984 Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats Additional voices
1984 Snorks Additional voices
1984–86 Rainbow Brite Murky Dismal
1984–85 Alvin and the Chipmunks Additional voices
1984–87 The Transformers Optimus Prime, Ironhide, Streetwise, Blowpipe, Slugslinger
1984 Voltron: Defender of the Universe Coran, King Alfor, Narrator
1984 Three's a Crowd Sports Announcer, Airline Captain 2 episodes
1985 The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo Maldor the Malevolent
1985 Challenge of the GoBots Spoiler, Tank, Pincher
1985 The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians Felix Faust Episode: "Brainchild/The Case of the Stolen Super Powers"
1985–86 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Airborne, Ramar, Zandar
1986 MoonDreamers Igon, various characters Episode: "Zodies on the Loose"
1986 Rambo: The Force of Freedom Sergeant Havoc
1986 Muppet Babies Additional voices Episode: "Fozzie's Family Tree"
1986 Ghostbusters Eddie Spenser, Jr.
1986 Pound Puppies Captain Slaughter 4 episodes
1986 The New Adventures of Jonny Quest Patch Episode: "Peril of the Reptilian"
1986 Foofur Baby the Rat, Vinnie the Cat
1986 My Little Pony Captain Crabnasty Episode: "Fugitive Flowers"
1987–88 BraveStarr Dr. Whiston, Dr. Watson, Hack
1987–88 DuckTales Admiral Grimitz, Bankjob Beagle, Mad Dog McGirk, Lessdred
1987 The Little Wizards Renwick, various characters
1987 The Real Ghostbusters Doctor Destructo, Police Officer Episode: "Captain Steel Saves the Day"
1987 Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light Cindarr
1987–89 Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs Commander Eagle, Narrator, Nemesis
1988 Dino-Riders Gunner, Antor, Bomba Episode: "Toro Toro Torosaurus"
1988–89 The New Yogi Bear Show Ranger Roubideux
1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday Sorcerer TV special
1988–91 The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Eeyore
1988–90 Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears Kerwin the Conqueror, Gritty
1988–89 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smash, Mugger, Napoleon
1989 Rude Dog and the Dweebs Herman, Winston
1989–90 Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Monterey Jack, additional voices
1990 TaleSpin Additional voices Episode: "It Came from Beneath the Sea Duck"
1990–93 Tom & Jerry Kids Additional voices
1990–91 Widget the World Watcher Bob the Poacher, Rooney Kangaroo, Gdunu
1991–93 The Pirates of Dark Water Mantus
1991 In Living Color Episode: "Dickie Peterson: Cherub of Justice"
1993 Bonkers Abominable Snowman, Mackey McSlime
1994 Hardball Fox Announcer Episode: "Lee's Bad, Bad Day"
1996 Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh Eeyore
2001–02 House of Mouse Eeyore
2004–05 Megas XLR Zanzoar, Klaar
2005–06 IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix Narrator Episode: "Time to Shine"
2007–10 My Friends Tigger & Pooh Eeyore
2009 Knight Rider K.A.R.R.
2009 Bizarre Dinosaurs Narrator
2010–2013 Transformers: Prime Optimus Prime, Vehicon
2012–present Transformers: Rescue Bots Optimus Prime
2014 2014 Kids' Choice Awards Optimus Prime
2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime
Year Title Role
1970 Prologue Allen
1976 King Kong King Kong (voice only)[2]
1982 Heidi's Song Gruffle
1983 Deck the Halls with Wacky Walls Big Blue
1984 Voyage of the Rock Aliens 1359
1984 Gallavants Antonim
1984 Warriors of the Wind General (1985 dub)
1985 Robotix
1985 Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines Arthur Ravenscroft
1985 Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer Various voices
1986 Voltron: Fleet of Doom Various voices
1986 Heathcliff: The Movie Various voices
1986 GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Pincher, Tombstone, Stones
1986 My Little Pony: The Movie Grundle, Ahgg
1986 The Transformers: The Movie Optimus Prime, Ironhide (voice)
1987 G.I. Joe: The Movie Zandar, Nemesis Enforcer, Scientist (voice)
1987 Predator The Predator (voice)
1988 Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears Ranger Roubideux (voice)
1988 Rockin' with Judy Jetson Gruff, Commander Comsat, Bouncer
1989 Vytor: The Starfire Champion Myzor, Chief Eldor
1991 The Little Engine That Could Pete, The Cave, The Big Wolf (voice)
1994 The Story of Christmas Ox (voice)
1997 Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin Eeyore (voice)
1999 Seasons of Giving Eeyore (voice)
2000 The Tigger Movie Eeyore (voice)
2001 Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse Eeyore (voice)
2002 A Very Merry Pooh Year Eeyore (voice)
2003 Piglet's Big Movie Eeyore (voice)
2004 Springtime with Roo Eeyore (voice)
2005 Pooh's Heffalump Movie Eeyore (voice)
2005 Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie Eeyore (voice)
2007 Transformers Optimus Prime (voice)
2008 Super Sleuth Christmas Movie Eeyore (voice)
2009 Tigger and Pooh and a Musical Too Eeyore (voice)
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime (voice)
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (voice)
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime (voice)
2017 Transformers 5 Optimus Prime (voice)
2019 Woody's Roundup: The Movie Chuckles (voice; replaced Bud Luckey)

Video games

Year Title Voice
2003 Piglets Big Game Eeyore
2007 Transformers: The Game Optimus Prime
2007 Transformers Autobots Optimus Prime
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime
2009 Transformers Revenge of the Fallen: Autobots Optimus Prime
2010 Transformers: War for Cybertron Optimus Prime
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime
2012 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime
2012 Transformers: Prime – The Game Optimus Prime
2014 Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Optimus Prime
2015 Transformers: Devastation Optimus Prime


  1. "Exclusive: Peter Cullen Interview". IGN. Archived from the original on 2012-03-11. Retrieved 2010-10-12.
  2. "Peter Cullen". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2014-01-18.

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