‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Star James Avery Delighted in Fan Reactions to Him Voicing Shredder on ‘TMNT’
The beloved screen and voice actor, who notably played Uncle Phil in the Will Smith-led '90s sitcom, was born this day in 1945.
Avery took the role of the villainous Shredder as seriously as any other role he did and detailed how he won it through auditioning.“Shredder was basically a straight-ahead villain, but within that, there were levels that were found between the interactions of Krang (Patrick Fraley and Townsend Coleman) and myself. And there were levels that I found as an actor to play him,” he said.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, Voice actors, James Avery, center top. 1987-96Everett CollectionExplaining that he did not consider himself a voice actor, Avery noted that he felt “lucky” to have landed the popular cartoon role. He also said how much he enjoyed watching the whole cast at work.
“Everyone was just so smart and witty,” he said. “I can’t explain to you what fun it was. It was like the old days. It was like old radio theater. It was just a joy.”Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtlesran from 1987 to 1996. It inspired a boatload of toys and other merchandise at the time and later, several live-action films and other cartoon iterations. headtopics.com
Avery passed away in December 2013. He was 68.Read more: Hollywood Reporter »
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