Today In Disney History ~ August 27th
Charles Fleischer (born August 27, 1950) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and musician, best known for appearing in films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Back to the Future Part II, The Polar Express, Rango, and We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story. He also reprised the role of Roger Rabbit in the Roger Rabbit theatrical shorts. After beginning his career on the comedy club circuit, Charles Fleischer’s first big break in comedy television came when he made an appearance on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.
Fleischer was born and raised in Washington, D.C. on August 27, 1950. He attended Southampton College of Long Island University and studied acting at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.
Fleischer is best known as the voices of Roger Rabbit, Benny the Cab, Greasy, and Psycho in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. After the film’s success, he continued to perform the voice of Roger in several Disney television and theme park appearances at several of the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and in three follow-up short subjects to the original film. Other voice roles for Fleischer include The Polar Express and We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story.
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