Corey Gregg Weinberg (born August 3, 1955), known professionally as Corey Burton, is an American voice actor known as the current voice of Ludwig Von Drake, Captain Hook and many other characters for numerous Disney projects, Brainiac in the DC animated universe, several central characters (Count Dooku, Cad Bane, and Ziro the Hutt) for numerous Star Wars projects and Spike Witwicky and Shockwave in the Transformers universe. He has worked on numerous cartoon series for major networks such as Cartoon Network and has worked extensively with The Walt Disney Company and Disney theme parks.
Corey Burton began his career at age 17 under the name Corey Weinman, with an imitation performance of voice actor Hans Conried for Disney. He studied radio acting with Daws Butler (Time for Beany, Merrie Melodies, Yogi Bear) for four years and went on to work with nearly all of the original Hollywood radio actors in classic-style radio dramas.
Burton has done extensive voice work for Disney including feature animations and interactive sections of the company, as well as many attractions at the Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort and Tokyo Disney Resort. He provides the "Feature Presentation" voice on numerous Disney home video releases and can be heard as the tram narration voice at Disneyland Park. He provided the voice of Captain Hook in Disney's Return to Never Land and overdubbed the voice of Deems Taylor, the Master of Ceremonies in Fantasia, for the film's 2000 and 2010 video and DVD releases, as some of Taylor's original soundtracks had been lost.
Burton has voiced sound-alikes and original characters for over 50 Disney Storyteller records. His roles include:
Burton is perhaps best known to Disney fans for his imitation of the late voice actor Paul Frees as the Ghost Host in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion Holiday attraction. Burton also recited the classic line "Welcome, foolish mortals" in the opening of the film version of The Haunted Mansion.
Burton provides many others Paul Frees-like voices for Disneyland Park, including several newer pirates in the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction (like the "Pooped Pirate" and the pirate voice that guides you on and off the boat), Grumpy on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction, and almost every voice in Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.
Burton performed a Frees imitation as the voice of the announcer in the 1999 film Dudley Do-Right.
In the 60th Anniversary Edition and the 2010 special edition of Disney's Fantasia, Corey Burton voiced all of Deems Taylor's voice-over work. The original audio elements for Deems Taylor's commentaries were getting so deteriorated that they could not be used anymore. Disney decided to have Corey Burton re-record all of Deems Taylor's commentaries for consistency.
Burton appeared as Shockwave, Sunstreaker, Brawn and Spike Witwicky in the 1984-87 Transformers cartoon series by Sunbow Productions & Marvel Productions. He later does the voice of Megatron, Ratchet, Ironhide, Brawn, Cyrus "The Colossus" Rhodes, Spike Witwicky and Longarm Prime/Shockwave in the Transformers Animated series by Cartoon Network.
Burton stated in an interview that Shockwave was by far his favorite character to perform in the original show. However, he turned down the offer to reprise the role in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, so the part was given to Frank Welker, the voice of Megatron/Galvatron.
For the Kingdom Hearts series, Burton voiced Ansem the Wise/DiZ in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. which the latter he did due to the late Christopher Lee's failing health. Also for the cinematic version of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days which was part of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix, Burton did the role of DiZ in one of the new cutscenes and also redubbed all of Lee's lines from the original Nintendo DS version.
Burton has portrayed Brainiac in the DC animated universe. He appeared as Brainiac in eight episodes of Superman: The Animated Series, two episodes of Justice League, two episodes of Static Shock, and five episodes of Justice League Unlimited. Although not set within the DCAU, he also voiced Brainiac in three episodes of Legion of Super Heroes and reprised his role in the online game DC Universe Online.
|1980||Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind||Narrator|
|1982||The Sword and the Sorcerer||Additional Voices|
|Water Engine||Mag-Lev Man, Farmer|
|The Adventures of Curious George||The Man in the Yellow Hat, Additional voices|
|1983||Good-bye, Cruel World||Additional Voices|
|Horizons||Futureport 'Brava Centauri' Announcer|
|The Transformers: The Movie||Brawn, Shockwave, Spike Witwicky|
|Poltergeist II: The Other Side||Reverend Henry Kane||Uncredited|
|Flight of the Navigator||R.A.L.F.||Uncredited|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah||Professor Owl, Bertie Birdbrain|
|I Am Joe's Ear||Joe's Ear|
|Castle in the Sky||Additional Voices||2003 English dub|
|1987||Disney Sing-Along Songs: Heigh-Ho||Professor Owl, Bertie Birdbrain|
|G.I. Joe: The Movie||Tomax|
|Amazon Women on the Moon||Anchorman (Segment: "Murray in Videoland"), TV Announcer (Segment: "Amazon Women on the Moon"), Announcer (Segment: "Silly Pate")|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: The Bare Necessities||Professor Owl, Bertie Birdbrain, Jiminy Cricket|
|1988||Invasion Earth: The Aliens Are Here||Alien Voice|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: You Can Fly!||Professor Owl, Ludwig Von Drake, Bertie Birdbrain|
|Poltergeist III||Reverend Henry Kane||Uncredited|
|1989||Kiki's Delivery Service||Radio Announcer||1998 English dub|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Fun with Music||Professor Owl, Ludwig Von Drake, Bertie Birdbrain|
|Goofy About Health||Narrator|
|Cranium Command||General Knowledge, Chicken|
|Stanley and the Dinosaurs||Stanley|
|1990||Roller Coaster Rabbit||Droopy|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Under the Sea||Professor Owl, Ludwig Von Drake, Bertie Birdbrain|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Disneyland Fun||Professor Owl, White Rabbit, Dale, Bertie Birdbrain||Uncredited|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious||Professor Owl, Ludwig Von Drake, Bertie Birdbrain|
|1992||Disney Sing-Along Songs: Be Our Guest||Professor Owl, Bertie Birdbrain|
|Aladdin||Prince Achmed, Necklace Merchant|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Friend Like Me||Professor Owl, Bertie Birdbrain|
|1994||Mickey's Fun Songs: Campout at Walt Disney World||Dale|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Circle of Life||Professor Owl, Bertie Birdbrain|
|1995||A Goofy Movie||Additional Voices|
|Mickey's Fun Songs: Beach Party at Walt Disney World||Dale, Captain Hook, Mr. Smee|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Colors of the Wind||Professor Owl, Ludwig Von Drake, Bertie Birdbrain|
|1996||The Best of Roger Rabbit||Droopy Dog (Segments: "Roller Coaster Rabbit" and "Trail Mix-Up)|
|The Hunchback of Notre Dame||Brutish Guard, Additional Voices|
|Disney's Greatest Video, Volume 1||Dale the Chipmunk, Ludwig Von Drake|
|Aladdin and the King of Thieves||Additional Voices||Direct-to-video|
|1997||Hercules||Titans, Burnt Man, End-of-the-World Man, Tour Bus Guide|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Zero to Hero||Professor Owl, Bertie Birdbrain|
|The Spirit of Mickey||Ludwig Von Drake|
|Disney Sing-Along Songs: Honor to Us All||Professor Owl, Bertie Birdbrain|
|Hercules: Zero to Hero||Zeus|
|Skating the Half Pipe||Narrator|
|1999||Dudley Do-Right||The Announcer|
|Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas||Dale||Direct-to-video|
|Toy Story 2||Woody's Roundup Announcer|
|2001||The Trumpet of the Swan||Senator|
|Atlantis: The Lost Empire||Gaëtan "Mole" Molière|
|Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse||Ludwig Von Drake, Gus, Grumpy, Captain Hook, Mad Hatter||Direct-to-video|
|2002||Return to Never Land||Captain Hook|
|The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Have Time, Will Travel||Bug, Mob Man #1|
|Cinderella II: Dreams Come True||Gus, Stable Hand, Mert||Direct-to-video|
|Mickey's House of Villains||Captain Hook, Chernabog, 'How to' Narrator, Chief O'Hara||Direct-to-video|
|2003||101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure||The Thunderbolt Adventure Hour Narrator||Direct-to-video|
|Atlantis: Milo's Return||Mole||Direct-to-video|
|Stitch! The Movie||Additional voices||Direct-to-video|
|2004||The Lion King 1½||Grumpy|
|Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas||Elf #4||Direct-to-video|
|2005||Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars||Martian Scientist, Court Attendant, Eyes at Gate||Direct-to-video|
|2006||Asterix and the Vikings||Doublehelix||English dub|
|2007||Cinderella III: A Twist in Time||Gus||Direct-to-video|
|Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt||Ludwig Von Drake, Chip 'n' Dale|
|Planet Terror||Additional Narrator|
|Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams||King Stefan||Direct-to-video|
|How to Hook Up Your Home Theater||Narrator|
|2008||Justice League: The New Frontier||Abin Sur, Ray Palmer||Direct-to-video|
|Batman: Gotham Knight||The Russian, Ronald Marshall, The Scarecrow||Direct-to-video|
|Starship Troopers 3: Marauder||Official Voice||Direct-to-video|
|Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Whorm Loathsom, Ziro the Hutt, Kronos-327|
|2009||Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland||Ludwig Von Drake, Chip 'n' Dale|
|Superman/Batman: Public Enemies||Captain Marvel, Solomon Grundy||Direct-to-video|
|The Princess and the Frog||Mr. Harvey Fenner|
|Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Choo-Choo Express||Ludwig Von Drake, Chip 'n' Dale|
|Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally||Ludwig Von Drake, Chip 'n' Dale|
|2011||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure||Ludwig Von Drake, Chip 'n' Dale|
|2012||Hotel Transylvania||Additional Voices|
|Goodnight Mr. Foot||Bigfoot|
|2013||Zambezia||Neville the Lilian's lovebird|
|Machete Kills||Trailer Voice Guy|
|2014||JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time||Captain Cold, Time Trapper||Direct-to-video|
|Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery||Bayard, Announcer||Direct-to-video|
|Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy||Baron Basil, Ghost of the Baron||Direct-to-video|
|Rocky and Bullwinkle||Snidely Whiplash, Mayor|
|1984–87||The Transformers||Brawn, Shockwave, Sunstreaker, Spike Witwicky, Alpha Trion, Quintesson Scientist Mara Al Utha, Wideload, Dion, Additional Voices|
|1985||Robotix||Tauron, Goon, Kanawk|
|1985–86||G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero||Tomax, Lt. Clay Moore, Owen Van Mark, Gerky Potemkin|
|1986||DTV Valentine||Gruffi Gummi|
|1986–91||Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears||Gruffi Gummi, Toadwart, Additional Voices||Replaced Bill Scott in Season 2|
|1987–89||DuckTales||Ludwig Von Drake, Phil Barker, Additional Voices||Ep. "The Golden Fleecing"
Episode: "Dime Enough for Luck"
Ep. "Yuppy Ducks"
|1989–90||Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers||Dale, Zipper, Mole, Snout, Additional Voices|
|1990||The Magical World of Disney||Ludwig Von Drake||Ep. "A DuckTales Valentine"|
|1991||James Bond Jr.||James Bond Jr.|
|1992||Goof Troop||'How to' Narrator, Circus Ringmaster|
|Raw Toonage||Ludwig Von Drake, Captain Hook||Ep. "Spatula Party/Doggie Schnauzer/Marsupilami Meets Dr. Normanstein"
Ep. "Sheerluck Bonkers/All Potato Network/The Puck Stops Here"
|Darkwing Duck||Rubber Chicken||Ep. "Mutantcy on the Bouncy"|
|1993–94||Bonkers||Ludwig Von Drake, Mad Hatter, Additional Voices|
|1993–94||Mighty Max||Felix, Osiris|
|1995–99||The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa||Quint, Speedy the Snail, Fronk, Creepy Fortune Teller|
|1995–96||Phantom 2040||Kit Walker, 23rd Phantom, Biot, Security Biot, 20th Phantom, Thin Man|
|1996||Quack Pack||Ludwig Von Drake|
|1996–2003||Dexter's Laboratory||The Narrator (Super-Monkey from Dial M for Monkey)||Ep. "The Lab of Tomorrow"|
|1996–98||Superman: The Animated Series||Brainiac, Binko, Stand Owner, Tribunal, Additional Voices|
|1998–99||Disney's Hercules: The Animated Series||Zeus|
|1999–2001||Batman Beyond||Istivan Hegedesh, Vilmos Egans, Barge Captain, Captain, Kobra Op #1|
|1999–2001||Mickey Mouse Works||Ludwig Von Drake, J. Audubon Woodlore, Chief O'Hara, Narrator|
|1999||Boo Boo Runs Wild||Ranger Smith, Moose|
|A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith||Ranger Smith|
|2000||Poochini's Yard||Additional Voices|
|2001–02||Disney's House of Mouse||Ludwig Von Drake, J. Audubon Woodlore, Grumpy, Timothy Q. Mouse, Cards, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Captain Hook, Maurice, Zeus, Chernabog, Female Von Drake, Doorknob, Santa Claus, Caterpillar, "Honest" John Worthington Foulfellow|
|2001–03||Justice League||Brainiac, Forager, Metallo, Toyman, Weather Wizard|
|2002–17||Samurai Jack||Monk #1, Goatman, The Murder of Crows||Ep. "Jack and the Monks"
|2003||Static Shock||Brainiac||Ep. "A League of Their Own: Part 1"
Ep. "A League of Their Own: Part 2"
|2003–05||Star Wars: Clone Wars||Count Dooku, San Hill, Warrior #2|
|2004||ChalkZone||King Mumbo Jumbo, Stick Figure Baker||Ep. "The Big Blow Up"|
|2005||Duck Dodgers||Martian Commander Z-9||Ep. "Of Course You Know, This Means War and Peace: Part 1"
Ep. "Of Course You Know, This Means War and Peace: Part 2"
|2005–06||Justice League Unlimited||Brainiac, Key, Sonar (Bito Wladon), Toyman (Winslow Percival Schott), Weather Wizard (Mark Mardon)|
|2006–16||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse||Ludwig Von Drake, Dale|
|2007–09||Transformers: Animated||Ratchet, Megatron, Shockwave, Ironhide, Spike Witwicky,
Cyrus "The Colossus" Rhodes, Cyclonus, Brawn
|2007–08||Legion of Super Heroes||Brainiac|
|2008–14||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus, Cad Bane, Ziro the Hutt,
Chairman Papanoida, Additional Voices
|2008–10||The Secret Saturdays||V.V. Argost, Leonidas Van Rook|
|2008–11||Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Red Tornado, Silver Cyclone, Thomas Wayne (Ep. "Invasion of the Secret Santas!"), False-Face, Doctor Mid-Nite, Dr. William Milton Magnus, Mercury, Chancellor Gor-Zonn, General Zahl, Killer Moth, Batman (Bat-Manga version), Joker (Scooby-Doo version), Green Lantern (Alan Scott)|
|2009||Disney's Haunted Holidays: Tales of Two Cities||Hatbox Ghost|
|2010||Freaknik: The Musical||Newscaster, Dukes of Hazzard Announcer|
|2010-11||Sym-Bionic Titan||Galalunian Commander, Combat Instructor, Academy Administrator||Ep. "Phantom Ninja"
Ep. "Shadows of Youth"
Ep. Escape from Galalunia
|2011||G.I. Joe: Renegades||Law, Granger, Crippled Convict||Ep. "Busted"
Ep. "Fire Fight"
|2011–15||Jake and the Never Land Pirates||Captain Hook|
|2011–2012||Young Justice||Brain, Dudley H Dudley, Hamilton Hill, Wizard, Commissioner James Gordon||Ep. "Alpha Male"
|2012||Black Dynamite||Dennis Flynn||Ep. "Just Beat It or Jackson Five Across Yo' Eyes"|
|Green Lantern: The Animated Series||Cleric Loran, Leph||Ep. "Reckoning"
Ep. "Fear Itself"
|2012–14||Ben 10: Omniverse||Malware, Mr. Baumann, Brainstorm, Seebik, Fiskerton, V.V. Argost, Albedo Brainstorm, Kane North/Kangaroo Kommando|
|2012–15||Gravity Falls||Additional Voices|
|2014–15||Wander Over Yonder||Captain, Additional Voices|
|2014–present||Mickey Mouse||Ludwig Von Drake|
|2015||Clarence||Hank||Ep. "Dust Buddies"|
|Star vs. the Forces of Evil||Joust Joust Revolution Announcer, Monster Arm|
|Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero||Additional Voices|
|2015–16||Star Wars Rebels||Quarrie, Eesh Fahm, Imperial Officer||Ep. "Wings of the Master"|
|2016||Uncle Grandpa||Additional Voices||Ep. "Chill Out"|
|2016–present||The Loud House||Additional Voices|
|2017–present||Mickey and the Roadster Racers||Ludwig Von Drake, Dale|
|2017||DuckTales (2017)||Ludwig Von Drake|