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Ed Gilbert

Ed Gilbert in February 1995
Born June 29, 1931 (1931-06-29)
Died May 8, 1999 (1999-05-09) (aged 66)
Occupation Actor, voice actor

Ed Gilbert (born Edmund F. Giesbert on June 29, 1931- May 8, 1999) was an American actor, with extensive credits in both live action roles and voice work in animation, although he was better known for the latter. He died on May 8, 1999 after losing his battle with lung cancer.

His grave is located at Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary in Newhall, California.



One of his most memorable roles was as the voice of Baloo the bear in the Disney animated TV series, TaleSpin. Originally, the role was supposed to go to Phil Harris, who had voiced Baloo in the original 1967 film, The Jungle Book. However, after one recording session, it was found that he had aged to the point where he could no longer do the voice successfully (his voice cracked).

To perfect his rendition of Baloo's voice, Ed listened to old recordings of Phil Harris and practiced for many hours until he had it just right. Gilbert was also the voice of Daddy Starling and Puggsy in 1993's Tom and Jerry: The Movie.

Film credits


Live Action

"The A-Team" (TV Series)

  • Sheriffs of Rivertown (1984)

"Hardcastle and McCormick" (TV Series) (as Edmund Gilbert)

  • One of the Girls from Accounting (1984) .... Captain Lanark

"Knight Rider" (TV Series) (as Edmund Gilbert)

  • Knight of the Phoenix: Part 1 (1982) .... Charles Acton
  • Knight of the Phoenix: Part 2 (1982) .... Charles Acton

"Knight Rider" (1982) (TV Movie) .... Charles Acton

... aka Knight Rider: Knight of the Phoenix (USA)
... aka Knight Rider: The Movie (USA)

"Dallas" (TV Series)

  • Starting Over (1981) .... Paul Winslow

"Three's Company" (TV Series) (as Edmund Gilbert)

  • Eyewitness Blues (1981) .... Lt. Briscoe

"Nero Wolfe" (TV Series)

  • Murder by the Book (1981)

"The Hardy Boys Mysteries" (TV Series) (as Edmund Gilbert) .... Fenton Hardy (1977-79)

...aka The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries

"Baa Baa Black Sheep"

aka Black Sheep Squadron (new title)
  • Anyone for Suicide? (1976) .... Lindsay

"Police Woman" (TV Series) (as Edmund Gilbert)

  • Brain Wash (1976)

"Wonder Woman" (TV Series) (As Edmund Gilbert)

... aka The New Adventures of Wonder Woman (USA: new title)
... aka The New Original Wonder Woman (USA: first episodes title)
  • Wonder Woman Meets Baroness Paula Von Gunther (1976) .... Warden

"Police Story" (TV Series) (as Edmund Gilbert)

  • Open City (1976) .... Dutch Bennett
  • Line of Fire (1973) .... Gorman

"The Magician" (TV Series)

  • Shattered Image (1974) .... Larry Malone

"Incident at Vichy" (1973) (TV Movie) (as Edmund Gilbert) .... First Detective

"The F.B.I." (TV Series)

  • The Payoff (1973) .... Latham

"The Norliss Tapes" (1973) (TV Movie) .... Sid Phelps (coroner)

"Howzer" (Movie, 1973) .... Edward Carsell

"Mission: Impossible" (TV Series)

  • Kidnap (1972) .... Armsby
  • Live Bait (1969) .... Marceau

"Johnny Got His Gun" (Movie, 1971) (as Edmund Gilbert) .... Priest

"The Interns" (TV Series) (as Edmund Gilbert)

  • The Manly Art (1971) .... Dr. Tuttle

"Mannix" (TV Series)

  • Blind Mirror (1970)
  • Death in a Minor Key (1969) .... Roger Garth

"Here Come the Brides" (TV Series)

  • Break the Bank of Tacoma (1970)

"The Name of the Game" (TV Series)

  • The Taker (1968) .... Carlyle

"Ben Casey" (TV Series) (as Edmund Gilbert)

  • Weave Nets to Catch the Wind (1966)
  • Fun and Games and Other Tragic Things (1966)
  • Smile, Baby, Smile, It's Only Twenty Dols of Pain (1966)
  • For San Diego, You Need a Different Bus (1966)

"The Wild Wild West" (TV Series)

  • Night of the Casual Killer (1965) .... Tom Hendrix

"The Rogues" (TV Series)

  • A Daring Step Backward (1965)
  • Run for the Money (1965)
  • The Diamond-Studded Pie (1965)

"36 Hours" (Movie, 1965) .... Capt. Abbott

"Combat!" (TV Series)

  • The Hard Way Back (1964) .... German Captain
  • Rescue (1964) .... German Pvt.
  • The Volunteer (1963) .... Herman

"Kraft Suspense Theatre"(TV Series)

  • A Cause of Anger (1964) .... Inspector

"The Gallant Men"(TV Series)

  • Ol' Buddy (1963) .... Pvt. Forgetz

Animation and Other Voicework

"Aladdin and the Adventure of All Time" (1999) (Animated Movie) (voice)

"Batman: Gotham Knights" (Animated TV Series)

aka The New Adventures of Batman (USA: informal alternative title)
  • Chemistry (1998) TV Episode (voice) .... Photographer

"Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island" (1998) (Animated Movie) (voice) .... Mr. Beeman

"SubZero" (1998) (Animated Movie) (voice) .... Additional Voices

aka Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (USA: promotional title)
aka Subzero (USA)

"Baldur's Gate" (1998) (Computer Game) (voice) (as Edmund Gilbert) .... Ardenor Crush/Galkin

"Superman" (Animated TV Series)

aka Superman: The Animated Series (USA: informal alternative title)
  • The Hand of Fate (1997) TV Episode (voice) .... Security Guard

"Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man" (Animated TV Series)

  • You've Come a Wrong Way, Baby (1997) (voice)
  • The Girls of Route Canal (1996) (voice)
  • Ride the High School (1994) (voice)

"Spider-Man" (Animated TV Series) (as Edmund Gilbert)

  • Partners in Danger Chapter 9: The Haunting of Mary Jane (1997) (voice) .... Mr. Watson
  • Sins of the Fathers Chapter 11: Carnage (1996) (voice) .... Dormammu
  • Sins of the Fathers Chapter 10: Venom Returns (1996) (voice) .... Dormammu
  • Sins of the Fathers Chapter 1: Doctor Strange (1996) (voice) .... Dormammu

"The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest" (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Additional Voices

aka Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures
  • Bloodlines (1996) (voice) .... Hakim/Salim/Haresh
  • Alligators and Okeechobee Vikings (1996) (voice) .... Old Okeechobee Viking/Badur/Guard #2
  • Alien in Washington (1996) (voice) .... Tyler/Technician #2
  • In the Realm of the Condor (1996) (voice) .... Prof. Scheele

"Married... with Children" (TV Series)

  • Bud Hits the Books (1996) .... Bob Packwood (voice)

"Road Rovers" (1996) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Judge Fore

"Bruno the Kid" (1996) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Additional Voices

"Project G.e.e.K.e.R." (1996) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Additional Voices

"Father Frost" (1996) .... Robber Leader

"Gargoyles" (Animated TV Series)

  • Shadows of the Past (1995) (voice) .... Captain of the Guard
  • City of Stone: Part 1 (1995) (voice) .... Captain Of The Guard
  • Awakening: Part 2 (1994) (voice) .... Captain of the Guard
  • Awakening: Part 1 (1994) (voice) .... Captain of the Guard

"Iron Man" (Animated TV Series)

aka The Marvel Action Hour: Iron Man (USA)
  • Iron Man, on the Inside (1995) (voice) (uncredited) .... Ultimo
  • The Wedding of Iron Man (1994) (voice) .... The Mandarin
  • Origin of Iron Man: Part 2 (1994) (voice) .... The Mandarin
  • Defection of Hawkeye (1994) (voice) .... Mandarin
  • Origin of the Mandarin (1994)(voice) .... The Mandarin
  • And the Sea Shall Give Up It's Dead (24 September 1994) .... The Mandarin (voice)
  • Rejoice! I Am Ultimo Thy Deliverer .... The Mandarin/Ultimo (voice)
  • Data In, Chaos Out (8 October 1994) .... The Mandarin (voice)
  • The Grim Reaper Wears a Teflon Coat .... The Mandarin (voice)
  • Enemy Within, Enemy Without .... The Mandarin

"Freakazoid!" (1995) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Additional Voices

aka Steven Spielberg Presents 'Freakazoid'

"Black Scorpion" (1995) (TV) (voice) .... Breathtaker

aka Roger Corman Presents 'Black Scorpion'

"The Pagemaster" (1994) (Animated / Live Action Movie) (voice) .... George Merry

"Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills" (1994) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Emperor Gorganus

"Aladdin" (1994) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Fasir

aka Disney's Aladdin

"Animaniacs" (Animated TV Series)

aka Animaniacs (UK)
aka Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs (USA: complete title)
  • Mermaid Mindy (1994) TV Episode (voice) .... Neptune (segment "Mermaid Mindy")

"Gargoyles: The Heroes Awaken" (1994) (Animated Movie) (voice) .... Captain of the Guard

Compilaton movie comprising the first five episodes of the TV series: "Awakening" parts 1-5.

"Batman: Mask of the Phantasm" (1993) (Animated Movie) (voice) .... Additional Voices

aka Batman: Mask of the Phantasm: The Animated Movie (USA: promotional title)
aka Batman: The Animated Movie
aka Batman: The Animated Movie - Mask of the Phantasm (USA: promotional title)
aka Mask of the Phantasm: Batman the Animated Movie (USA: poster title)

"Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron" (Animated TV Series) (voice) (as Edmund Gilbert) .... Tiger Conklin/Feral's Sergeant (I)/Additional Voices

  • Metal Urgency (1993) (voice) .... Puma-Dyne Technician, Enforcer
  • Destructive Nature (1993) (voice) .... Enforcers
  • The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice (1993) (voice) .... Enforcer Sgt.

"Batman" (Animated TV Series)

aka Batman: The Animated Series (USA: promotional title)
aka The Adventures of Batman & Robin (USA: new title)
  • Robin's Reckoning: Part I (1993) (voice) .... Mr Bailey

"Jonny's Golden Quest" (1993) (Animated TV Movie) (voice)

"Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!" (1993) (Computer Game) (voice) .... Art/Daryl

  • aka Larry 6 (USA: informal short title)

"Tom and Jerry: The Movie" (1993) (Animated Movie) (voice) .... Puggsy/Mr. Starling (Daddy)

"James Bond Jr." (1991) (Animated TV Series) (voice)

"Pirates of Dark Water" (1991) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Additional Voices

aka Dark Water (USA)

"TaleSpin" (1990-91) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Baloo

"The Toxic Crusaders" (1991) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Additional Voices

"Captain Planet and the Planeteers" (1990) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Looten Plunder (1990-1993)

aka The New Adventures of Captain Planet (USA: fourth season title)

"The Rescuers Down Under" (1990) (Animated Movie) (voice) .... Francois

"G.I. Joe" (1990) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... General Hawk

"The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda" (1990) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Additional Voices

"Peter Pan and the Pirates" (1990) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Smee

"The Little Mermaid" (1989) (Animated Movie) (voice) .... Additional Voices

Note: See also The Little Mermaid (1992) TV series; it may have been this one that Gilbert worked on.

"The Easter Story" (1989) (Animated Movie) (voice)

aka Greatest Adventure Stories from the Bible: The Easter Story (USA)

"A Pup Named Scooby-Doo" (1988) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Additional Voices

"Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf" (1988) (Animated TV Movie) (voice) .... Dr. Jeckyll/Mr. Hyde

"BraveStarr" (1987) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Thirty-Thirty/Shaman

"G.I. Joe: The Movie" (1987) (Animated Movie) (voice) .... General Hawk

aka Action Force: The Movie (UK)

"G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise!" (1986) (Animated TV Movie) (voice) .... General Hawk

aka Action Force: Arise, Serpentor, Arise! (UK)

"Transformers: Five Faces of Darkness" (1986) (Animated Movie) (voice) .... Blitzwing/Thrust

"The Transformers: The Movie" (1986) (Animated Movie) (voice) .... Blitzwing

aka Matrix Forever (Japan)
aka The Transformers
aka Transformers the Movie: Mokushiroku Matrix yo eien ni (Japan: video title)
aka Transformers: Matrix yo eien ni (Japan)

"Rambo and the Forces of Freedom" (1986) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Nomad

"The Centurions" (1986) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Hacker

"InHumanoids: The Movie" (1986) (Animated Movie) (voice)

"InHumanoids" (1986) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Metlar/Senator Masterson

"Jem" (1985) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Dirk Hayes/Additional voices

aka Jem and the Holograms (USA)

"G.I. Joe" (1985) (Animated TV Series) (voice) (as Edmund Gilbert) .... General Hawk

aka Action Force (UK)
aka Chij├┤ saiky├┤ no Expert Team G.I. Joe (Japan)

"Kissyfur" (1985) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Gus

"Transformers" (1984) (Animated TV Series) (voice) .... Blitzwing/Thrust

External links

Preceded by
Voice of Blitzwing
Succeeded by
Bumper Robinson


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