Billy West was born in 1952 in Detroit, Michigan. Best known for his work on Futurama and Ren & Stimpy, West has a career in radio and television that began in the 1980s when he did comedic impersonations for Charles Laquidara’s Big Mattress morning show on Boston’s WBNC FM radio network.
By the mid-90s, he had moved to doing impersonations of Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott on The Howard Stern Show, giving him greater exposure. From there, West became involved with the Nickelodeon shows Doug and Ren & Stimpy. Portraying the title characters on both shows, Billy saw his voiceover work reach an even larger, yet younger audience.
This led to Warner Bros. hiring him for the film Space Jam in 1996. Featuring Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan and the cast of Looney Tunes, West voiced Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, two characters whom he has sporadically voiced throughout the next decade.
He is also known for his portrayal of Philip J. Fry on the cartoon Futurama, which began in 1999 and has continued on through a number of changes through 2012. In addition he is also the voice of the iconic Red M&M.
Billy currently lends his voice to the character Bashful in the Disney series The 7D.
Billy looks forward to meeting all his fans in Brisbane and Adelaide in November 2016.
Billy will conduct a general admission Q&A each weekend, and participate in signing and photo sessions* on Friday in Brisbane (2:30pm – 5:30pm) and throughout each Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm) in both cities.
*Autograph and photograph fees:
- Autographs: $40 each
- Selfie at table using own camera: $40 each
- Professional photographs: $50 each
This information is correct at the time of writing but please check the Event Programme for the final timetable, including time and location within the events.
Guest confirmed, health and other commitments pending.