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Len Carlson (September 2, 1937 – January 26, 2006) was a Canadian voice actor on many animated television series from the 1960s onward, and was also a Kraft Canada TV pitchman during the 1970s and 1980s. He was the voice of Bert Raccoon in The Raccoons and a voice director for the show from 1990 onwards, Professor Coldheart in the early Care Bears series by DiC Entertainment, and Rocket Robin Hood in some of the third season episodes. He was also the voice of Allo and Quackpot on the TV series, Dinosaucers and he was the original voice of The Green Goblin in The Amazing Spiderman since 1967. He was a native of Edmonton.

In the 1980s, the 1990s, and the 2000s, Carlson has appeared on other TV shows to his credit appearing on Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, The Legend of Zelda, George Shrinks, the animated version of Police Academy, C.O.P.S. The Neverending Story, Birdz, Flying Rhino Junior High, the two animated spinoffs of ALF, The Busy World of Richard Scarry, Sylvanian Families, Popples, Highlander: The Animated Series, Free Willy, Beetlejuice, Hammerman, Tales from the Cryptkeeper, Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater, Space Strikers, Totally Spies!, Dog City, Bad Dog, Jacob Two-Two, Anatole, Rescue Heroes, Mischief City, Monster by Mistake, Stories From My Childhood, Roboroach, Time Warp Trio, Corduroy, Flash Gordon, Pelswick, Bigfoot Presents: Meteor and the Mighty Monster Trucks, Braceface, Marvin The Tap-Dancing Horse, the American dubbed version of Mr. Men and Little Miss, Little Shop, Stickin' Around, The New Archies, Bob and Margaret, Ned's Newt, Mini-Man, Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, John Callahan's Quads!, Delta State, Undergrads, Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend, Little Rosey, The Rosey and Buddy Show, Garbage Pail Kids, Pippi Longstocking, Piggsburg Pigs!, Swamp Thing, Silver Surfer, Avengers: United They Stand, Sam and Max: Freelance Police, Power Stone, Blaster's Universe, Bedtime Primetime Classics, Hello Kitty and Friends, The Magic School Bus, Rupert, Elliott Moose, Miss BG, What It's Like Being Alone, Chilly Beach, Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series, Peep and the Big Wide World, Henry's World, The Dumb Bunnies, Freaky Stories, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Timothy Goes to School, Moville Mysteries, The Berenstain Bears, Monster Force, Kassai and Leuk, RoboCop: The Animated Series, Committed, Keroppi, George and Martha, Hippo Tub Company, Carl Squared, Captain N: The Game Master, X-Men (providing the voice for Senator Kelly) and WildC.A.T.S.

He also voiced all the male characters in two animated 1970s series The Undersea Adventures of Captain Nemo and The Toothbrush Family.

He also provided the voice of Ace the Seagull in the children's TV series The Waterville Gang.

He also did voices for movies including The Nutcracker Prince, Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-lot, both Rolie Polie Olie movies: The Baby Bot Chase and The Great Defender of Fun and reindeer voices in the live-action feature Blizzard.

In his last years, Carlson was a regular on Nelvana-produced shows such as Rolie Polie Olie, Cyberchase, Pecola, Donkey Kong Country, Medabots, and Beyblade as the main antagonist Gideon (Season 2). Most recently, he appeared in the French-Canadian co-production Atomic Betty, voiced the characters Hugo and Q in the video game Street Fighter III 3rd Strike and narrated the animated bible TV series Friends and Heroes.

Death

Len had not been feeling well the day before and was admitted to an Ontario hospital where he died after suffering a heart attack on January 26, 2006.

Memoriams

At the end of the credits on Cyberchase episode 504 and the Season 2 finale of Atomic Betty, they incorporated "In Memory of Len Carlson".

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