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- 2 Season Two
- 3 Recurring
- 4 Aggregated Guest Roles
- 5 Media
J.D. Roth (Jonny)
The excerpts below are taken from a Disney official website which has long since disappeared. They were archived here.
J.D. Roth, co-host of The Disney Channel's new weekly series "Inside Out," has hosted several children's game shows. After eight consecutive years on the air, he has more than 530 episodes under his belt. "It's an exciting opportunity to work with The Disney Channel, not to mention what a blast it is to work at Walt Disney World and Disneyland," reveals Roth, among the most sought-after personalities for children's shows. As the youngest game show host in history at the age of 19, Roth presided over 360 episodes of the Warner Bros. series "Fun House," helping make it the #1-ranked children's show in the country. He also starred with Jane Fonda in two 35-minute exercise videos for children, which were developed in conjunction with the show. The highly successful videos have sold more than 100,000 units.
In addition to hosting "Inside Out," Roth has been working for more than a year on 65 episodes of Hanna-Barbera's "New Adventures of Jonny Quest," in which he voices the title role. The episode premieres in September 1996, airing simultaneously on TNT, TBS, and the Cartoon Network for an unprecedented 21 times a week. Born at Killeen Army Base, Texas, Roth moved at age two with his family to Cherry Hill, New Jersey, where his first words were reportedly "Mom," "Dad," and "TV." This precocious desire for the spotlight proved long-lasting as his talent and dedication became evident. At age 11, Roth heard about a kids' night at a New York City nightclub and personally arranged his own audition after successfully impersonating his father on the phone. He won a spot in the club's Sunday showcase, along with Sarah Jessica Parker and Rikki Lake, and convinced his reluctant parents to let him find an agent. During his first year in the business, Roth shot 22 national television commercials.
In addition to his career in commercials, Roth went on to win roles in such feature films as "First Born" and "Children's Island" and starred in the HBO special, "The Wilder Summer." He also had a recurring role in the daytime drama "As the World Turns." After high school graduation, Roth attended drama school at the University of Southern California, while continuing his professional career. His number of national commercials and voice-overs has climbed to more than 200. Roth's television acting career has recently included guest starring roles in "Room for Two," "Charles in Charge," and two episodes of "Melrose Place."
In 1991, Roth formed his own production company, Slam Dunk Productions, named for his love of basketball. Since its inception, Slam Dunk has produced a 70-city live national tour of "Fun House," which was staged in theme park amphitheatres across the country. His company also created "Double Up" for NBC's Saturday morning lineup, making him, at age 24, the youngest executive producer in the network's history. He also wrote and hosted the show during its 1992/1993 season. Other projects include a one-hour special for TNT called "Road Trip," about four kids, who never met before, driving across the country; and a late-night pilot presentation, which Roth hosted for New World Television. Most recently, Slam Dunk finished executive producing a pilot for King World entitled "Off the Hook," a daytime dance show which will premiere in the fall of 1996.
During all these projects, Roth still found time to become host of "Game Pro" (syndicated on ABC affiliates by Samuel Goldwyn Television), which gave the weekend crowd an inside look at the newest video game technology; and in 1994, he became the host of The Family Channel's #1-ranked children's game show, "Master of the Maze." Despite all his success at such a young age, Roth remains a down-to-earth guy always seeking a new challenge and a good game of basketball.
Michael Benyaer (Hadji)
Michael Benyaer has lent his voice to several other cartoons, including Reboot. He's currently performing as a guest star in TV shows and telefilms.
Jesse P. Douglas (Jessie)
Little is known about Jesse Douglas, who only has a couple small guest star roles to her credit as Jessie in the realm of Hollywood. She was 35 in 1996 according to the Cinefantastique interview.
George Segal (Dr. Quest)
George Segal is a prolific, stage-trained actor.
Robert Patrick (Race)
Robert Patrick is a cult actor made famous by his appearance as the T-1000 in Terminator 2.
Quinton Flynn (Jonny)
Quinton Flynn is a prolific voice actor who achieved his widest audience as Reno from FFVII: Advent Children.
Rob Paulsen (Hadji)
Rob Paulsen previously voiced Hadji in the two telefilms.
Jennifer Hale (Jessie)
Jennifer Hale is famous for voicing lead female characters with red hair.
Granville van Dusen / Robert Foxworth (Race)
Granville (or Sonny) van Dusen voiced Race for the '86 series and two TRAJQ episodes before being replaced by Robert Foxworth, who originally auditioned for Dr. Quest.
Don Messick / John de Lancie (Dr. Quest)
Don Messick, the original voice of Benton Quest, recorded dialogue for Rock of Rages before suffering a stroke. One line (Not a moment too soon) survives. John de Lancie was made famous as Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
- Who got John de Lancie on board? Was he a classic fan?
A bit of a story. When the Season Two crew was allowed to recast (quite a battle, believe me), we assembled voices closer to the original series.
Sonny (Granville) VanDusen had been used for Race since the original as an acceptable Mike Road sound-alike. Road had a tremor in his voice and so, was forced to retire a while ago. (Or so I’d heard.)
Larry Houston brought in Quentin Flynn (please check my spelling) with whom he had worked with on his previous job on Fantastic Four as the Human Torch. Flynn was appropriately youthful and energetic. Nice guy and big fan of the original series.
Rob Paulsen was a pal of ours from SWAT Kats and did a pretty good Hadji. Rob is so funny and energetic (in addition to having a hell of a lot of talent) that he brings up everyone he works with.
Leaving Dr. Quest. Of course, we brought in Don Messick. Don was a delightful, sweet guy…….especially for a legend! A few years earlier, he He recorded the first Season Two show: “The Mummies of Malenque” It was difficult for our voice director to get a good performance from him. (Not that he didn’t try). He struggled trough a few more. His fourth recording was my second script: “Race Against Danger”. It was pretty obvious that he could no longer handle even the simplest stage direction. Don was fine doing the gentle dad voice, but he was unable to play tension, anger, concern, urgency, and so on. It was a very sad moment when everyone in the Director’s booth shared a look that said “Shit. We gotta’ let him go.”
Don was let down gently…and he knew it was coming. A week later, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and moved into a Santa Barbara Alzheimer’s Home. (By coincidence, my friend’s wife worked in the home and told me that Don thought of me very fondly.) The only thing more flattering than being well-remembered by a living legend, is being well-remembered by a living legend with Alzheimer’s. I kid you not.
A month (or so) later, he was gone.
Backing the narrative up to right after that unfortunate recording session, we knew we had to find a new Dr. Quest and fast. I wrote up the Sides (a name for the short audition script) to represent the many faces of Benton Quest: The Dad, the Technical Genius, the Man of Action.
We had an interesting collection of candidates besides DeLancie. Dean Jones, James B. Sikking, Robert Foxworth, a few others that I can’t recall. They all gave strong performances, but DeLancie stood out at once…not because he sounded like Don (Others were closer) but because he really evoked the personality of the character. He was also very energetic. Not self-conscious at all about shouting dialogue and other things which look and feel silly, but work great when you combine them with footage. In short, he nailed it for all four of us who had a vote (Davis, Larry, Kris, and I).
I’ve been accused of liking him because I’m a Star Trek fan….but no. He was great. (Besides, I’m only a fan of the original series. The others bore the living hell out of me).
What I’m kicking myself for is not thinking of John Stephenson: The ORIGINAL Dr. Quest. I guess I just assumed he was retired….but he’s still working and sounds great. Ah well.
Another thing was that someone in HB management (I don’t know who exactly) did not like Sonny’s Race Bannon for some reason. Davis remembered my comment when Robert Foxworth read for Benton Quest: “This guy sounds more like Race”.
So, Foxworth and DeLancie were in. I don’t believe either were CJQ fans in particular (it never came up), they just wanted to do the best jobs they could.
Frank Welker (Bandit)
Frank Welker is a versatile actor who has voiced scores of Hanna-Barbera animals and exotic characters.
Aggregated Guest Roles
Stars' names are in boldface.
- David Ackroyd — 104 Ezekiel Rage, 124 Rage
- Charlie Adler — 119 Rawlings / Robber #2
- June Angela — 219 Anaya, 224 Anaya / Airport Security Guard 2
- Matthew Arkin — 223 Petrov / Sentry 1
- Lewis Arquette — 119 Civilian / Driver
- Ed Asner — 211 Von Romme / Sentry #4
- Dee Baker — 221 Williams
- George Ball — 126 Announcer
- James Barbour — 212 Andrew / Second Cop / Thug
- Gregg Berger — 223 Captain Rossanov / Guard
- Dee Bradley Baker — 124 Dr. Vedder
- Irene Bedard — 111 Alice Starseer / Young Girl, 113 Old Indian Woman / Alice Starseer
- Michael Bell — 104 Ezekiel Rage, 109 Ezekiel Rage, 117 Aide / Secretary, 124 Dr. Forbes / Additional voices, 202 Karst / Pilot, 221 Ezekiel Rage
- Jeff Bennett — 101 Gun Captain / Diver, 107 Sonarman / Medical Officer / Navigator / Crew #2
- Michael Benyaer — 101 Charlie, 103 Navigator, 104 Disciple #1, 105 Gottlos / Soldier, 106 Man #5, 107 Purvian Sea Captain, 108 Captain, 109 Co-Pilot / Army Lt. Guard #, 110 Aide, 111 Man / Shaman, 112 Guard, 115 Man #5, 116 1st Mate, 117 William's Messenger, 119 Robber #1, 120 Investigator #2, 121 Thug #1, 122 Monks, 124 Guard #1, 125 Guard #3 / Scout / Voice / Additional Voices, 126 Cowboy
- Meyim Bialik — 108 Julia / French Woman, 112 Lucy
- Earl Boen — 119 Officer / Stage Coach Guard, 122 Kyle, 221 Dr. Forbes
- Clancy Brown — 223 Colonel Nikolai / Guard, 226 Frederico, Francois
- Greg Burson — 204 Corbin / Sanderson
- Robert Cait — 209 Base Op / Checkpoint Guard
- Darleen Carr — 108 Abby, 124 Abby, 202 President, 222 President Stasny
- Michael Carven — 212 Arnaud
- Megan Cavanagh — 102 Julia, 113 Julia, 116 Julia / Kelly, 118 Julia, 121 Julia, 126 Julia
- Tara Charendoff — 123 Kazrina, 222 Irina Kafka
- Nick Chinlund — 204 Temple
- Kevin Conroy — 106 Hardman
- Jim Cummings — 101 Lacey / Pirate, 107 Harpooner / Planesman, 123 Florid Face / Yagor / Captain James
- John de Lancie — 207 Construction Worker / Blaine, 208 Screaming Guard, 209 Guard, 213 Agent #1, 214 Moffat, 217 Guard #1
- Alex Dent — 103 Indian Boy
- Michael des Barres — 112 Merlin, 117 Rodney
- Shari Belafonte — 216 Diana Cruz
- Neil Dickson — 117 Josiah / Hallmane
- Michael Dorn — 205 Tala
- Jesse Douglas — 103 Estella Scheele, 104 Sister Carla
- Sarah Douglas — 214 Mrs. Cadbury / Woman's Voice
- Jerry Doyle — 211 Corey / Driver #2 / Felipe
- Richard Doyle — 106 Producer
- Greg Eagles — 106 Karl
- Paul Eiding — 102 Bennett, 104 Bennett, 110 Bennett / Technician #1
- Fernando Escandon — 201 Dr. Salazar
- Troy Evans — 212 Sgt. Kenton / Running Man21
- David Fennoy — 204 Clark / Guard
- Quinton Flynn — 112 Ben / Policeman, 202 Dmitri, 203 Mustache, 207 Dal Chele, 208 Screaming Guard, 209 Guard #1, 211 Worker / Sentry #1, 213 Soldier / Denver Control, 214 Greene, 218 Goon #1, 219 Guard, 221 Big Guard, 223 Sonar Man / Guard, 224 Guard, 225 Guard
- Robert Foxworth — 114 Max Schumaker / Vladimire Oistrakh / Capt. Briggs, 218 Goon #2
- Kathleen Freeman — 111 Mrs. Evans
- Thomas Gibson — 210 Paul Mornay
- El Gilbert — 103 Professor Scheele, 110 Tyler / Technician #2, 125 Badur / Guard #2, 203 Hakim / Salim / Haresh
- Michael Gough — 226 Jacobi, Eric
- Mary Gregory — 212 Mrs. Adrian
- Arye Gross — 209 Matthews / Pilot
- Castullo Guerra — 201 Col. Salazar / Miguel
- Jennifer Hale — 119 Kate, 203 Baby Hadji / Young Hadji, 205 Female Voice, 207 McCollum, 216 Computer Voice, 225 Smart House Computer
- Mark Hamill - 103 Eldoradoan, 202 Vostok, 223 General Vostok / Guard
- Dorian Harewood - 105 Officer, 215 Tigari / Guard
- Haven Hartman — 109 Karla, 124 Karla
- Don Harvey — 222 Milos Duncek
- Phil Hayes — 205 Deke
- Richard Hill — 117 Aide / Secretary
- Michael Horse — 113 Old Indian, 119 Ames, 120 Tuk, 124 Eskimo
- Chuck Howerton — 110 Vice President
- Robert Ito — 108 Pradad, 208 President Horkarno / Controller
- Nick Jameson — 122 Himalayan / Sherpa, 125 Leif / Sentry, 203 Sultan Vikram / Cop
- Dean Jones — 209 Dr. Karel
- S. Marc Jordan — 115 Wingate II / Old Man / Mercenary, 118 Curator / Worker
- Peter Jurasik — 207 Alan Zegler / Williams
- Andreas Katsulas — 225 Stephano DePace
- George Kennedy — 209 General Axton
- Clyde Kusatsu — 208 Dr. Zin, 219 Dr. Zin, 224 Dr. Zin / Guard, 225 Dr. Zin / Guard
- Maurice LaMarche — 203 Pasha / Arun / Deepak, 219 Pasha the Peddler / The Keeper
- Andy Lamond — Army Lt. Guard #2
- Page Leong — 108 Choi Li
- Richard Libertini — 203 Commissioner
- Jennifer Lien — 212 Elise
- Nancy Linari — 117 Mother, 203 Neela, 213 Julia / Zaftig Woman, 218 Julia, 219 Neela
- Lucy Alexis Liu — 219 Melana, 224 Melana
- Bruce Locke — 220 Kumar Mukharno
- Tim Lounibos — 220 N'Joman / Screaming Cop, 224 Dr. Hatani / Airport Security Guard 1
- Carl Lumbly — 216 Colonel William Marcus
- John Mariano — 106 C.W.
- Ken Mars — 112 Faust / Police Captain
- Tonyo Melendez — 201 Jose / Reynaldo
- Jim Meskimen — 101 Black Jack Lee Impostor / Pirates, 107 Havel / Conn / Crew #1, 111 Chief Man in Black / Pilot, 116 Capt. Havel / Man, 124 Torgeson / Disciple, 221 Dr. Vedder
- Paul Mercier — 101 Diver / Technician
- Haunani Minn — 112 Old Woman
- Iona Morris — 118 Teacher
- Larry Moss — 107 Skipper / Planesman / Harbormaster
- Charles Napier — 213 Hinkle
- Ian Ogilvy — 214 Dr. Smallwood / Techie #2
- Soon-Tek Oh — 208 General Yala
- Robert Patrick — 125 Crew #1
- Rob Paulsen — 201 Medicine Man / Ruby, 202 Novak / Commander, 203 Shopkeeper / Beard, 204 Hill, 206 Lorenzo, 208 Techie #2, 209 Army Doctor, 210 Jean Leger, 211 Noah Ryan / Driver, 212 Doc, 213 Lorenzo / General Wincroft, 215 Higgins, 217 Warden, 218 Lorenzo, 221 Worker, 223 Soldier 1, 224 Guard, 226 Tentacle Monster
- Brock Peters — 105 Masai, 215 The Shaman
- Richard Poe — 109 Dr. Smallwood
- Harve Presnell — 211 Doug / NRC Man #2
- Jan Rabson — 125 Avary / Donaldson
- Don Reed — 106 Jamie / Reporter #1, 215 Ngama
- Peter Renaday — 122 High Lama, 205 Kane
- Clive Revill — 107 Harpooner / Medical Officer, 214 Hunter #1 / Trench
- Kevin Richardson — 211 Computer Voice / Sentry #2 / Tech #1, 215 Segala / Monster
- Tristan Rogers — 105 Hawkins
- Roger Rose — 106 Vince Vance
- Karen Ross — 120 Marie Metier, 207 Dr. Simone Duval / Kruegger
- J.D. Roth — 102 Swat Member, 119 SWAT Member, 125 Additional Voices
- Theresa Saldana — 201 Estella Velasquez, 225 Estella
- Julian Sands — 204 Kreed
- Carolyn Seymour — 117 Sarah, 123 Aleutian Woman / Mother
- James Shigeta — 220 Inspector Mantjur, 224 Dr. Yamashiro / Japanese Prime Minister
- Marc Singer — 112 Montegue, 115 Mitchell Stramm
- Nicolas Smith — 214 Quentin / Techie
- Michael Stanton — 119 Additional Voices, 121 Additional Voices, 123 Additional Voices, 211 Hank / NRC Man #1 / Sentry #5
- Peter Strauss — 208 Lab Guard
- Jeffrey Tambor — 101 Black Jack Lee
- Nick Tate — 101 Pirate, 214 Darcy / Hunter #2
- Mark Taylor — 104 Brother James / Soldier
- Brian Tochi — 208 Techi #1 / Terrorist Pilot, 216 Professor Ken Otsuki
- Nancy Travis — 104 Captain Spencer
- Marcelo Tubert — 106 Derelict / Reporter #2
- Helene Udy — 104 Natasha Rastova, 119 Belle, 206 Julie / Red
- Tasia Valenza — 220 Jade, 225 Jade
- Chick Vennera — 102 Lorenzo, 108 Lorenzo, 113 Lorenzo, 116 Lorenzo, 118 Lorenzo, 121 Lorenzo / Thug #2, 123 Gustavo Arollo, 125 Walker / Additional Voices, 126 Lorenzo
- B.J. Ward — 110 Iris the Computer, 122 Iris the Computer, 124 Iris the Computer, 214 Iris the Computer / Nurse Holloway, 216 Iris the Computer, 217 Iris the Computer, 221 Iris the Computer, 222 Iris the Computer
- Mari Weiss — 210 Lady Caroline
- Frank Welker — 102 Surd / Guard / Quest Computer / Cop, 103 Indian Boy / Monkey, 104 Aide / Guard #1 / Voice, 105 Ndovu / Lion / Jackal, 106 Tiger / Cats / Irish Cop, 108 Surd / Computer Voice / Fournier, 109 Pilot / Bat Creature, 110 Officer / Alien, 111 Indian / Pilot / Policeman, 112 Eagle / Monk, 113 Dr. Surd, 114 Police Chief, 115 Amok / Man #6 / Swain, 116 Surd, 117 Devil, 118 Surd / Computer Voice / Medusa, 120 Werewolf / Prof. Metier, 121 Surd / Primate, 122 Yeti / Baby Yeti / Mother Yeti, 123 Sled Dog / Polar Bear / Radio Voice, 124 Operations Controller, 125 Alligator, 126 Dr. Surd / Cowboy / Rodeo Clown, 201 Jaguar / Louis, 202 Golem / Driver, 204 Dr. Zin / Computer Voice, 205 Wama / Alien Guard, 206 Surd, 207 Sea Creatures / Gimeno, 208 Water Buffalo / Dispatcher, 209 Scanner Voice, 210 Ruby the Ghost Cat, 211 Federal Agent / Sentry #3, 213 Surd / President, 214 Innes / Winston, 217 Jeremiah Surd, 218 Surd, 219 Falcon, 222 Josef, 223 Professor Erikson, 225 Mr. Henry
- Paxton Whitehead — 101 Commander
- Ed Winter — 213 President / Sarge, 224 U.S. President / Guard
- Ric Young — 220 Dja'Lang Mukharno / Mr. Mahasson
- Ahmet Zappa — 217 Policeman / Guard #2
- Robert Patrick - MiB Retort
- Robert Patrick - Shakin, Boss
- Robert Foxworth - MiB Retort
- Robert Foxworth - Shakin, Boss
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