Billy West was born in 1951 in Detroit, Michigan. Arguably best known for his work on Ren & Stimpy, West has a career in radio and television that began in the 1980’s when he did comedic impersonations on Boston’s WNBC 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 West 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.
More recently he has become well known for his portrayal of many of the main cast on Futurama, including Philip J. Fry, Dr Zoidberg, Professor Farsnworth and Zapp Brannigan to name but a few, The series began in 1999 and has continued on through a number of changes, cancellations, renewals and restarts through to 2012.
Billy looks forward to meeting all his fans at both the Brisbane and Adelaide expos. He will be appearing both days of each event between 11 am and 5 pm. He will have publicly accessible Q&A sessions on both days of each weekend.