Bill Farmer is an American voice actor and comedian, best known for being the official voice of Disney characters Goofy and Pluto since 1987. His extensive career in voice acting spans over three decades, during which he has contributed to numerous animated films, television shows, and video games.
Farmer’s voice acting roles extend beyond his iconic work as Goofy and Pluto. He has lent his voice to a variety of characters in many Disney productions, including “A Goofy Movie” and its sequel “An Extremely Goofy Movie,” where he starred as Goofy. His television work includes voicing characters in series such as “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and “Goof Troop.” Farmer’s talents also extend to video games, where he has voiced Goofy in the popular “Kingdom Hearts” series.
Throughout his career, Farmer has collaborated with numerous notable figures in the animation and entertainment industry. His work with Walt Disney Animation Studios has seen him collaborate with animators and directors like Tony Anselmo, the voice of Donald Duck, and Frank Welker, a fellow voice actor known for his work in Disney productions. Farmer’s contributions to “Kingdom Hearts” involved working alongside Tetsuya Nomura, the game’s director, and Haley Joel Osment, who voices the main character, Sora.
Farmer’s achievements in voice acting have been recognized with several awards and honors. He was named a Disney Legend in 2009, an honor bestowed upon individuals who have made significant contributions to The Walt Disney Company.