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Will Ryan is a Actor American born on 13 november 1939 at Cleveland (USA)

Will Ryan

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Birth name William Z. Ryan
Nationality USA
Birth 13 november 1939 (81 years) at Cleveland (USA)

Will Ryan is an American voice actor, singer and comedian, probably best known for his voice work in the Christian radio drama Adventures in Odyssey.

Biography

After growing up in Cleveland, Ryan is well known for singing about the American West.

In summer 1966, Will's earlier band, Wead, played a gig in Wellington, Ohio. Appearing on the same bill was Akron-based girl-group The Poor Girls, featuring 17-year-old Chrissie Hynde.

In late 1970s he teamed up with Phil Baron as Willio and Phillio. They had regular gigs on television, radio and comedy clubs and universities throughout the U.S.. They later paired up again voicing characters of best friends Teddy Ruxpin (Baron) and Grubby the Octopede (Ryan) in the Teddy Ruxpin book and tape series as well as the 1987 television show The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin. In August 2002, Willio and Phillio returned to Cleveland for two performances, at historic Cain Park and two days later at the famed Beachland Ballroom. At the Cain Park show, friend Alec Nordstrom of Hudson was invited onstage. Cleveland's revered rock critic and "world's oldest teenager," Jane Scott, attended and reviewed the Beachland performance for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Willio and Phillio act brought Ryan back into music and after moving to California, he began to write and record songs for The Walt Disney Company.

Willio and Phillio performed "I Wish it Could Be Christmas All Year Long" on a Disney Christmas album in a voice similar to Micky Dolenz of The Monkees.

He provided the voices of Rabbit and Tigger, and the singing voice of Eeyore in the Disney Channel's long-running series Welcome to Pooh Corner and in many other Pooh cartoons. He also provided the voice of Barnaby the Dog on the popular series Dumbo's Circus.

In 1987, Ryan became a fixture of the radio drama Adventures in Odyssey, as Eugene Meltsner, Harlow Doyle, David Harley, Patrick O'Ryan and nearly 100 one-shot characters. He voiced Rabbit in Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore, Digit in An American Tail, Petrie in The Land Before Time, and Willie the Giant in Mickey's Christmas Carol He continues to do voice work. In 2009, he was working on the third season of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, the 21st season of Adventures in Odyssey, and the new radio series of Will Ryan's Cactus County Round-Up. In the Family Guy episode "Road to the North Pole", he provided the voice for Winnie-the-Pooh. As a side project, with Andrew J. Lederer and Michael Rosenberg (Jackie Diamond),

Will Ryan briefly performed in the '20s-style music and comedy trio, The Merry Metronomes. He and Lederer also appeared from time to time as a duo, usually under the name The Natty Nabobs. He and Nick Santa Maria also perform occasionally as a vaudeville-era comedy team, Biffle & Shooster (Ryan plays the latter), and in 2013 they made their first film, a faux 1930s comedy short titled It's a Frame-Up!.

Best films

Get a Horse! (2013)
(Actor)

Usually with

Don Bluth
Don Bluth
(5 films)
Gary Goldman
Gary Goldman
(5 films)
Gary Goldman
Gary Goldman
(5 films)
Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Will Ryan (19 films)

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Actor

Get a Horse!, 6minutes
Directed by Lauren MacMullan
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about films, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Musical films, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Walt Disney, Billy Bletcher, Marcellite Garner, Will Ryan, Russi Taylor, Bob Bergen
Roles Peg-Leg Pete (voice)
Rating74% 3.74893.74893.74893.74893.7489
Get a Horse! follows Mickey, his favorite gal pal Minnie Mouse and their friends Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow as they delight in a musical wagon ride – until Peg-Leg Pete shows up and tries to run them off the road. Mickey and Horace are forced through the movie screen into the theater, emerging as color, CGI version of themselves. Mickey proceeds to do battle with Pete on both sides of the screen, enlisting the aid of Horace (who had briefly left the theater to get modern concessions and 'borrow' a smartphone). They outwit Pete by flipping the screen on different axes to alternately change the flow of gravity and of time, causing Pete to repeatedly injure himself on the same objects. Finally, the movie screen falls apart, revealing a modern CGI landscape, and the now modernized Disney characters return to the film, fading out in time for Pete to get stuck in the iris.
Looney Tunes: Back in Action, 1h30
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about films, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un canard, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin, Timothy Dalton, Joan Cusack, Heather Locklear
Roles Papa Bear
Rating57% 2.8588552.8588552.8588552.8588552.858855
Tired of playing second fiddle to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck demands his own movie from the Warner Bros., but they promptly fire him. Aspiring stuntman DJ Drake is asked to escort Daffy off the studio lot, but the ensuing chase leads to the Batmobile demolishing the studio water tower. DJ is fired, and returns home with Daffy hitching a ride, discovering his father and action star Damian Drake is actually a secret agent. Damian instructs his son to travel to Las Vegas, find his associate Dusty Tails, and gain the mystical Blue Monkey diamond before being captured by the Acme Corporation, led by the childish Mr. Chairman. DJ and Daffy head for Vegas. Meanwhile, Bugs' routines fall apart without Daffy, so V.P. for Comedy, Kate Houghton, is sent to rehire Daffy or face being fired herself. Bugs informs her of the situation and they pursue DJ and Daffy in Damian's spy car.
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, 1h5
Directed by Burny Mattinson, Roberts Gannaway
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Christmas films, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Carlos Alazraqui, Bill Farmer, Jeff Bennett, Russi Taylor
Rating67% 3.351243.351243.351243.351243.35124
A snowstorm leaves everyone in the House of Mouse stranded and "bah-humbug" Donald doesn't have any Christmas spirit. Mickey and all the other guests get hot chocolate and cookies to make Donald feel his Christmas spirit. The fun starts when Minnie gets the Christmas cartoons to watch. Their magical memories see to it that everyone has a holiday spirit, even Donald. At the end, everyone gets together and sings a musical number, "The Best Christmas of All".
The Pebble and the Penguin, 1h14
Directed by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Gary Goldman, John Pomeroy
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about birds, Musical films, Films about penguins, Buddy films
Actors Martin Short, James Belushi, Tim Curry, Annie Golden, Frank Welker, Sébastien Dhavernas
Roles Royal / Tika
Rating55% 2.798962.798962.798962.798962.79896
Hubie, a shy, gullible but kindhearted penguin, is in love with the beautiful and kind Marina, but lacks self-confidence leading him to be bullied by the much more impressive, but vain and cruel Drake, who also wants Marina, but clearly for lust. One night, Hubie and Marina manage to confirm how they feel for each other, but Hubie cannot quite find a perfect pebble to propose to Marina with. He wishes on a star to make his dream come true and he receives an emerald from the sky. Ecstatic, Hubie rushes to find Marina but is stopped by Drake, who demands Hubie to give him the pebble. Hubie refuses, so Drake throws him into the water. Hubie narrowly escapes from a leopard seal and climbs on to a piece of ice where he is swept away from Antarctica.
Thumbelina
Thumbelina (1994)
, 1h22
Directed by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Gary Goldman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Jodi Benson, Gary Imhoff, Barbara Cook, Carol Channing, Charo, Gino Conforti
Roles Hero / Reverend Rat (voice)
Rating63% 3.1980353.1980353.1980353.1980353.198035
A lonely old woman longs for a child, and is given a seed by a good witch. When planted, the seed grows into a flower, and inside the blossom is a tiny girl the size of the old woman's thumb. The old woman names the girl Thumbelina and raises her as her own.
Rock-A-Doodle, 1h16
Directed by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Glen Campbell, Sorrell Booke, Christopher Plummer, Charles Nelson Reilly, Ellen Greene, Sandy Duncan
Roles Stuey, a chronically nervous pig. Whenever anybody mentions the owls he will start to freak out and in the movie he will sometimes snort and whimper.
Rating60% 3.0492053.0492053.0492053.0492053.049205
Chanticleer is a rooster, whose job is to wake the sun up every morning, but the Grand Duke of Owls, who hates sunshine sabotages him to make it look like the sun comes up on its own without Chanticleer's crow. Detested by the farm animals, he leaves the farm to look for work in the city. Afterward, perpetual darkness and rainfall threaten the farm with flooding. Turning out to be a story read to a young human boy named Edmond, it seems that the flooding has found his family and when his mother goes to help them stop it, he calls out to Chanticleer and is heard by the Grand Duke himself who takes a dislike to Edmond's attempts to foil his plans. He turns him into a kitten to devour him, but he is saved at the last second by Pattou, a bloodhound from Chanticleer's farm. He is accompanied by Snipes, a claustrophobic magpie, and Peepers, an intellectual field mouse, as well as several animals from the farm hoping to find Chanticleer and apologize to him for their behavior. Edmond accompanies Pattou, Snipes and Peepers to the city while the rest of the animals remain at Edmond's house. En route, they are attacked by Hunch; the Duke's diminutive nephew, assigned by him to stop Edmond and the others from finding Chanticleer. They narrowly escape and enter the city.
The Little Mermaid, 1h23
Directed by Ron Clements, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Musical, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Mermaids in film, Witches in film, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Samuel E. Wright, Pat Carroll, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars
Roles Seahorse (voice)
Rating75% 3.79653.79653.79653.79653.7965
Ariel, a sixteen-year-old mermaid princess, is dissatisfied with underwater life and is curious about the human world. With her best friend Flounder, Ariel collects human artifacts and goes to the surface of the ocean to visit Scuttle the seagull, who offers very inaccurate knowledge of human culture. She ignores the warnings of her father King Triton, the ruler of Atlantica, and his adviser and court composer Sebastian that contact between merpeople and humans is forbidden.
Totally Minnie, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Actors Robert Carradine, Russi Taylor, Suzanne Somers, Wayne Allwine, Elton John, Will Ryan
Roles Goofy (voice)
Rating77% 3.8916453.8916453.8916453.8916453.891645
The film centres on nerd Maxwell Dweeb (Robert Carradine), who is a loner with no friends. While watching television, he sees an advertisement for the Minnie Mouse Center for the Totally Unhip, named after its owner, Minnie Mouse. Dweeb, in an effort to improve himself socially, decides to attend.
The Land Before Time, 1h9
Directed by Don Bluth
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about children, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Road movies, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Gabriel Damon, Candace Hutson, Judith Barsi, Will Ryan, Helen Shaver, Burke Byrnes
Roles Petrie (voice)
Rating73% 3.696443.696443.696443.696443.69644
Near the end of the Cretaceous, a series of catastrophic events are causing intense drought, and several herds of dinosaurs seek one of the last livable places, a paradise known as the "Great Valley." Among these, a diminished "Longneck" herd gives birth to a single baby, named Littlefoot (Gabriel Damon). Years later, Littlefoot plays with Cera (Candace Hutson), a "Three-horn," who was trying to smash a beetle until her father (Burke Bynes) intervenes; whereupon Littlefoot's mother (Helen Shaver) names the different kinds of dinosaurs: "Three-horns," "Spiketails," "Swimmers," and "Flyers," and states that each has historically remained apart. That night, as Littlefoot follows a "hopper," he encounters Cera again, and they play together briefly until a "Sharptooth" appears. He attacks them, before Littlefoot's mother comes to their rescue. During the fight, she suffers severe back and neck injuries from the Sharptooth's teeth and claws. At that same time, an "earthshake" opens a deep ravine that swallows up the Sharptooth and divides Littlefoot and Cera from their herds. Littlefoot finds his dying mother, and receives her final words of advice in favor of his intuition.
Sport Goofy in Soccermania, 19minutes
Directed by Darrell Van Citters, Matthew O'Callaghan
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Association football films, Films about dogs, Children's films
Actors Tony Pope, Will Ryan, Russi Taylor, Jack Angel, Philip Proctor
Roles Scrooge McDuck / The Beagle Boys / Gyro Gearloose (voice)
Rating68% 3.4218653.4218653.4218653.4218653.421865
In the half-hour special, Huey, Dewey, and Louie ask for help from Scrooge McDuck for their new soccer team by requesting he donate $1.49 to buy a championship trophy. Scrooge, being his typical stingy self, goes into a rant of "A dollar forty-nine! That is a lot of money!" and instead give an old trophy of his he thinks is worthless, but the boys pass the curator of the Duckburg Museum who sees it is a rare artifact worth a million dollars, causing Scrooge to gain the reputation as a generous philanthropist throughout Duckburg. To win back the trophy, Scrooge is now made to sponsor his nephews, where he is taken to a sporting goods store owned by a surprisingly athletic and agile Goofy. Scrooge enlists the aid of Goofy, soon known by the nickname of "Sport Goofy", who ends becoming the team's coach when the teammates of Scrooge's nephews are shown as ragtag misfits. The team christened the "McDuck Greenbacks", come together under Goofy's patient coaching and sharpen their soccer skills, and register to compete in the tournament.
An American Tail, 1h16
Directed by Don Bluth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about immigration, Seafaring films, Transport films, La précarité, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Musical films
Actors Phillip Glasser, Dom DeLuise, John P. Finnegan, Nehemiah Persoff, Cathy Cavadini, Pat Musick
Roles Digit (voice)
Rating68% 3.448013.448013.448013.448013.44801
In 1885, Shostka, Russia, the Mousekewitzes—a Russian-Jewish family of mice—who live with a human family named Moskowitz are having a celebration of Hanukkah where the father gives his hat to his son Fievel and tells of a wonderful place called America, where there are no cats. The celebration is interrupted when a battery of Cossacks ride through the village square in an arson attack and the Cossack cats likewise attack the village mice.
Mickey's Christmas Carol, 26minutes
Directed by Burny Mattinson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Christmas films, Time travel films, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Ghost films, Mise en scène d'un canard, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, Clarence Nash, Hal Smith, Ethel Merman, Gene Kelly
Roles Collector for the Poor #2 / Ghost of Christmas Present (Willie the Giant) / Ghost of Christmas Future (Pete) / Santa Claus (Big Bad Wolf) / Weasel #2 (voice)
Rating80% 4.035394.035394.035394.035394.03539
Le soir de Noël, l'égoïste et acariâtre Ebenezer Scrooge reçoit la visite du fantôme de son ancien associé, Jacob Marley. Celui-ci tente de le convaincre de l'immoralité de son métier d'usurier. Jacob lui-même, qui « escroquait les veuves et grugeait les pauvres », montre à Ebenezer les lourdes chaînes qu'il est condamné à porter « pour l'éternité… et peut-être même au-delà ». Jacob menace Ebenezer de la damnation s'il ne revient pas à une conduite plus morale.