Bob Bergen

Bob Bergen

Birthplace: 
St. Louis, Missouri
Birthday: 
March 08

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Bob Bergen

Bob Bergen

Photo credit: 
Russell Baer

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About

Two-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, 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: The Clone Wars, Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Clarence, Mr. Pickles, TripTank, Curious George. 2018 marks his 28th year voicing Porky Pig. He currently stars as Porky and Tweety in the series New Looney Tunes.

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.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2 Nominations No Emmys

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance - 2013

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance - 2011

Photos

  • Bob Bergen and Television Academy Governor Patrika Darbo attend The Television Academy's 2017 Daytime Television Peer Group Celebration at the Saban Media Center on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Bob Bergen and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington at The Television Academy's 2017 Executives Emmy Celebration at The Montage Hotel on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Television Academy Governor Monte Haught, Bob Bergen and Frank Scherma attend The Television Academy's 2017 Executives Emmy Celebration at The Montage Hotel on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Television Academy Governor Monte Haught, Bob Bergen and Frank Scherma attend The Television Academy's 2017 Executives Emmy Celebration at The Montage Hotel on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Lily Tomlin, left, and Bob Bergen attend the Television Academy's 2017 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 69th Emmy Awards at Montage Beverly Hills on Monday, August 21, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Bob Bergen and Television Academy governor Patrika Darbo at WORDS + MUSIC, presented Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Television Academy's Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Performers Peer Group governor Bob Bergen, Television Academy chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum, and Television Academy president and COO Maury McIntyre on the red carpet at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Television Performers Peer Group governor Bob Bergen introduces the nominees for the 67th Emmy Awards in attendance at the Performers Peer Group Celebration August 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Bob Bergen and Daniel Clark pose in the press room at the 35th College Television Awards, presented by the Television Academy Foundation at The Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in the NoHo Arts District on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

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  • L-R: Television Academy governor for production executives Tony Carey, Mirette Seireg, performers governor Bob Bergen, Scott Carpinteri, and music governor Michael Levine at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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  • Bob Bergen, Lisa Marber-Rich and Tim Walsh at The Business of Voiceover in New York City.

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  • Bob Bergen at The Business of Voiceover in New York City.

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  • The panel at The Business of Voiceover in New York City.

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  • Bob Bergen and Lisa Marber-Rich at The Business of Voice-over in New York City.

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  • Bob Bergen and Kate Mulgrew arrive at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theater.

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  • Academy Governor Bob Bergen, left, and nominee Cat Deeley attend the Television Academy's 66th Emmy Awards Performance Nominee Reception at the Pacific Design Center on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

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  • Bob Bergen (l) and Allison Tolman (r) arrive at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theater. 

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  • Academy Governor Bob Bergen, left, and nominee Allison Tolman attend the Television Academy's 66th Emmy Awards Performance Nominee Reception at the Pacific Design Center on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

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  • Bob Bergen (l) and Jon Voight (r) of Ray Donovan attend the 2014 Primetime Emmys.

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  • Bob Bergen (l) and Allison Janney (r) of Masters of Sex and Mom attend the Performers nominee reception.

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  • Bob Bergen (l) and Lizzy Caplan (r) of Masters of Sex attend the Performers nominee reception.

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  • Bob Bergen (l) and Joe Morton (r) of Scandal attend the Performers nominee reception.

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  • Taylor Schilling (l) of Orange Is the New Black and Bob Bergen (r) attend the Performers nominee reception.

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  • Bob Bergen (l) and Maurice LaMarche (r) of Futurama attend the Performers nominee reception.

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  • Bob Bergen (l) and Allison Tolman (r) of Fargo attend the Performers nominee reception.

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  • Bob Bergen (l) and Margo Martindale (r) of The Americans attend the Performers nominee reception.

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  • Bob Bergen (l) and Billy Bob Thornton of Fargo attend the Performers nominee reception.

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  • Kate Mulgrew (l) of Orange Is the New Black and Bob Bergen (r) attend the Performers nominee reception.

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  • Tony Hale (l) of Veep and Television Academy governor Bob Bergen (r) attend the Performers nominee reception.

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  • Peer group members and guests enjoy the picturesque rooftop setting at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, California.
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