Bill Farmer is one of the most prominent voice actors and is best known for his work as Disney’s Goofy and Pluto. Bill has performed in over 3,000 Disney projects such as The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse (1987), Goof Troop (1992), Mickey Mouse Works (1999), House of the Mouse (2001), and Mickey Mouse Club House (2006). Aside from Bill’s work for Disney, he has also voice acted in many video games such as the Kingdom Hearts series, Baldur’s Gate I & II, Tales of Symphonia, Destroy All Humans!, Sam and Max Hit the Road, and many more.
Just this year, Bill received an Emmy Nomination for his work on Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and the Friz Freiling Lifetime Achievement Award, the first time the honor has been given to a voice talent. In 2009, Farmer was honored with Disney’s highest award when he became a Disney Legend. Bill believes that cartoon voices are not just about funny voices. He took acting classes when he moved to California. His mentor was the late Daws Butler, the voice behind many of the Hanna-Barbera characters. Daws got Bill to realize that when doing cartoon voices, you’re not merely doing a funny voice, you’re an actor. You have to think like the character you’re doing and convey the action in your voice.