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May 30, 2019

Bob Bergen

Governors' Appointee

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Bob Bergen

Bob Bergen

Photo credit: 
Russell Baer
Governors' Appointee

Three-time Emmy nominated actor Bob Bergen announced to his parents when he was five he wanted to be Porky Pig. His mother replied, "You can't be Porky Pig. You're Jewish." Despite this, he was determined. 

At fourteen he phoned Mel Blanc after researching a dozen or so phone books, crashed a recording session pretending to be Blanc's assistant, and watched him in action. Realizing he needed training, and for his voice to change, he began studying voice-over with every vo coach LA had to offer. Combined with two years at a Meisner acting conservatory and three years of improv study with The Groundlings, he was able to secure an agent at eighteen and pursue his dream, while tour guiding at Universal Studios allowed him to eat. He's performed in all aspects of on-camera television: from sitcoms to soaps to game shows - hosting Jep!, the kids' version of Jeopardy! for GSN. 

His voice is heard in thousands of commercials, promos, games, animated series and specials. He's voiced dozens of animated features, including Minions, Sing, Despicable Me 3, Wreck it Ralph, The Secret Life of Pets, Trolls, Tangled, Tinker Bell, Spirited Away, Cars, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Iron Giant, The Emperor's New Groove, WALL-E, Toy Story 2 & 3, and Up. For 20 years he's voiced Luke Skywalker in dozens of games as well as three Robot Chicken: Star Wars specials. Series work includes Star Wars Resistance, Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Dallas & Robo, Clarence, Vampirina, Mr. Pickles, TripTank, and Curious George. 2019 marks his 29th year voicing Porky Pig. He currently stars as Porky in over 200 new Looney Tunes Cartoons shorts.

Bergen has been an active member of the Television Academy since 1994, serving on the Performers Peer Group Executive Committee, Daytime Committee, Executive Committee (four years), Television Academy Honors Committee, Governors Award Committee (Chair), Governors Ball Committee, Diversity Committee, Creative Arts Prime Time Emmy Committee (Vice Chair and co-Executive Producer), and Membership Committee. Over the years, he's served as co-host and announcer for the Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards.

updated 5.30.19

Three-time Emmy nominated actor Bob Bergen announced to his parents when he was five he wanted to be Porky Pig. His mother replied, "You can't be Porky Pig. You're Jewish." Despite this, he was determined. 

At fourteen he phoned Mel Blanc after researching a dozen or so phone books, crashed a recording session pretending to be Blanc's assistant, and watched him in action. Realizing he needed training, and for his voice to change, he began studying voice-over with every vo coach LA had to offer. Combined with two years at a Meisner acting conservatory and three years of improv study with The Groundlings, he was able to secure an agent at eighteen and pursue his dream, while tour guiding at Universal Studios allowed him to eat. He's performed in all aspects of on-camera television: from sitcoms to soaps to game shows - hosting Jep!, the kids' version of Jeopardy! for GSN. 

His voice is heard in thousands of commercials, promos, games, animated series and specials. He's voiced dozens of animated features, including Minions, Sing, Despicable Me 3, Wreck it Ralph, The Secret Life of Pets, Trolls, Tangled, Tinker Bell, Spirited Away, Cars, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Iron Giant, The Emperor's New Groove, WALL-E, Toy Story 2 & 3, and Up. For 20 years he's voiced Luke Skywalker in dozens of games as well as three Robot Chicken: Star Wars specials. Series work includes Star Wars Resistance, Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Dallas & Robo, Clarence, Vampirina, Mr. Pickles, TripTank, and Curious George. 2019 marks his 29th year voicing Porky Pig. He currently stars as Porky in over 200 new Looney Tunes Cartoons shorts.

Bergen has been an active member of the Television Academy since 1994, serving on the Performers Peer Group Executive Committee, Daytime Committee, Executive Committee (four years), Television Academy Honors Committee, Governors Award Committee (Chair), Governors Ball Committee, Diversity Committee, Creative Arts Prime Time Emmy Committee (Vice Chair and co-Executive Producer), and Membership Committee. Over the years, he's served as co-host and announcer for the Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards.

updated 5.30.19

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