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William Frank Ryan (November 13, 1939 – November 19, 2021) was an American actor, singer and musician.
William Frank Ryan
November 13, 1939
|Died||November 19, 2021 (aged 82)|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Voice actor, singer, musician|
His music career first began when he was in high school. He then signed the first of two recording contracts with CBS Records.
He got back into music and after moving to California. He began to write and record wacky songs for Disney. He did the voice of Rabbit, Tigger, and Eeyore in Disney Channel's Welcome to Pooh Corner. Since 1988 he has done the voice of Eugene Meltsner (and other characters: Harlow Doyle, Officer O'Ryan, Officer David Harley, etc.) for the Focus on the Family radio series Adventures in Odyssey.
He also voiced Rabbit in Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore. He was also the original voice of Petrie in The Land Before Time.
Ryan died from cancer in Santa Monica, California on November 19, 2021, at the age of 82.
- Mickey's Christmas Carol - Mole, Willie the Giant, Pete, Big Bad Wolf, Weasel #2 (1983)
- Welcome to Pooh Corner - Rabbit, Tigger (1983)
- Dumbo's Circus - Barnaby (1985)
- Frog and Toad Are Friends (1985)
- An American Tail - Digit (1986)
- Mother Goose's Treasury - Bertram the Goose (1987)
- Frog and Toad Together (1987)
- DuckTales - Pete, Dangerous Dan (1987)
- The Land Before Time - Petrie (1988)
- Stanley and the Dinosaurs - (1989)
- The Little Mermaid - Seahorse (1989)
- Rock-a-Doodle - Stuey (1991)
- Garfield and Friends (episode 88 Ghost of a Chance, as McKraven (or McCraven) The Ghost) (1992)
- Thumbelina - Hero, Reverend Rat (1994)
- A Troll in Central Park - Boss (1994)
- The Pebble and the Penguin - Royal, Tika (1995)
- Disney's House of Mouse - Willie the Giant (2001–2003)
- Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) - Papa Bear
- Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (2004)
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse - Willie the Giant (2006–present)
- Family Guy (episode Road to the North Pole, as Winnie The Pooh) (2010)
- It's A Frame-Up! - Shooster (2013)
- Get a Horse! - Peg-Leg Pete (2013)
- Eugene Sings!
- Eugene Sings! Christmas
- Am I Cool or What?
- Goin' Quackers
- Elmo Aardvark: Outer Space Detective!
- Elmo Aardvark: Vintage Cartoon Sound Tracks
- Elmo Aardvark: Classic Cartoon Soundtracks
- Classic Songs for Leonard Reed's Shim Sham Shimmy
- Adventures in Odyssey (Eugene Meltsner/Harlow Doyle)
- ↑ Grobar, Matt (November 20, 2021). "Will Ryan Dead". deadline.com. Retrieved November 20, 2021.
- ↑ "Farewell to our friend Will Ryan". adventuresinodyssey.com. November 19, 2021. Retrieved November 20, 2021.