Who is Corey Burton?
Corey Gregg Weinberg was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 3 August 1955 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, and he holds American nationality. He’s a voice actor and a film director, who has appeared in nearly 500 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still known best for having lent his voice to one of the lead characters, Moliere, in the 2001 animated action adventure movie “Atlantis: The Lost Empire”. It was directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, also starred Michael J. Fox and Jim Varney, and follows the linguist Milo Thatch who has joined a team of explorers in search of Atlantis, a lost continent full of riches; the movie won two of the 16 awards for which it was nominated.
Early life, family and education
Corey was raised in Los Angeles by his parents, about whom nothing’s known as he respects their privacy, but it’s said that his father was a firefighter, and that his mother was a housewife. He hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, and is thus believed to be an only child.
Corey grew up being interested in stand-up comedy, and often performed for his peers while attending a local high school. He soon found himself performing at clubs around Los Angeles, and he was 17 years old when he performed for the company Disney for the first time, doing an impression of the late American actor and comedian Hans Conried.
Upon matriculating in 1973, Corey chose to focus on comedy, and didn’t attend college; he worked as a stand-up comedian for the following five years, before launching his career on TV.
Roles in TV series
Corey voiced his first two characters, George and Walla, in the 1978 English version of the 1971 TV action science fiction adventure “Spectreman”, which follows a super-cyborg who has been sent to defend Earth from monsters created by scientists Rah and Gori.
In 1981 and 1982, Corey voiced The Lizard in the critically acclaimed animated action adventure “Spider-Man”, and in 1985 and 1986 various characters in the animated action fantasy “Galtar and the Golden Lance”. A couple of his other roles in the ‘80s were in the animated action adventures “G. I. Joe”, “Jem”, and “The Transformers”.
In 1991, Corey was cast to voice the titular character in the animated action adventure “James Bond Jr.”, created by Andy Heward and Robby London, and which also starred Jeff Bennett and Jan Rabson; it follows James Bond’s nephew who has also become a spy.
Corey was mostly focused on voicing characters in movies and video games in the ‘90s, and some of his most notable roles in series were in the short animated comedy “Animaniacs”, the animated family comedy “Toonsylvania” and the animated action adventure “Hercules”.
In 2001 and 2002, Corey voiced Ludwig Von Drake and Mad Hatter in the animated family comedy “House of Mouse”, and between 2002 and 2007, he voiced Officer Hobble and several other characters in the animated action adventure “Kim Possible”. It was created by Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, starred Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle and Nancy Cartwright, and follows a teenage cheerleader and her best friend as they’re fighting crime all around the world; the series won one of the 17 awards for which it was nominated, including a Primetime Emmy nomination.
In 2010, Corey was cast to voice Commander in the animated action adventure “Sym-Bionic Titan”, and in 2013 he voiced Mr. Balk, Mr. Thatcher and Alien Leader, in the animated family comedy “Pound Puppies”.
Most recently, in 2021, he voiced characters in three series: the animated comedy “Minnie’s Bow-Toons”, the short animated adventure “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse” and the short animated comedy “Mickey Mouse Funhouse”.
Roles in movies
Corey made his debut voicing in a movie in the in 1979 animated action adventure “Galaxy Express 999”, and gained recognition in 1986, with his voicing of Revered Henry Kane, in the popular horror “Poltergeist II: The Other Side”. It was directed by Brian Gibson, starred JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson and Heather O’Rourke, and follows the Freeling family who have moved to a new house, which seems to be haunted; the movie won one of the seven awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination.
A couple of Corey’s other notable performances in the ‘80s were in the 1986 family adventure comedy “Flight of the Navigator”, the 1987 science fiction adventure “Spaceballs”, and the critically acclaimed 1988 animated adventure comedy “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, which won four Oscars and 24 other awards.
What marked the ‘90s for Corey was his voicing of Brutish Guard and various other characters in the evergreen 1996 animated family drama “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, and which starred Demi Moore, Jason Alexander and Mary Kay Bergman. The film follows a bell-ringer who’s being treated badly by a government minister, and it won eight of the 35 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination.
In 2001, Corey voiced Yokians in the animated action adventure “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius”, and a couple of his following roles were in the 2002 animated family adventure “Treasure Planet”, the 2005 animated family drama “Once Upon a Halloween” and the 2007 action fantasy comedy “Planet Terror”. He then voiced General Loathsom, Ziro the Hutt and Kronos-327 in the 2008 animated action adventure “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”, directed by Dave Filoni, and which starred Matt Lanter, Nika Futterman and Tom Kane in the movie follows Anakin and Ahsoka Tano on their mission to rescue Jabba the Hutt’s kidnapped son.
He has since been focused mostly on voicing characters in video games and TV series – a couple of his most recent roles in movies have been in the 2019 comedy drama “Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood”, the 2019 animated adventure comedy “Mickey’s Treats” and the 2020 animated adventure comedy “Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe”.
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Voicing in video games
Corey has also voiced characters in numerous video games, having started with the 1983 “TRON Solar Sailer”.
In 1990, his voice could’ve been heard in the games “Down in the Dumps” and “Disney’s Cartoon Arcade”, and two years later, Corey voiced Grimsby, in the video game “Disney’s Ariel the Little Mermaid”. Thanks to his collaboration with Disney, the ‘90s also heard him voice characters in various Disney games, such as “Toy Story”, “Disney’s Animated Storybook: Pocahontas” and “Toy Story Activity Center”.
In 2001, he voiced Mole in the video game “Atlantis: The Lost Empire – Search for the Journal”, as well as Tromell Guado and Maester Kel Ronso in “Final Fantasy X”. A couple of the most popular video games in which he voiced characters in the 2000s were the 2002 “Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds – Clone Campaigns”, the 2005 “The Chronicles of Narnia” and the 2008 “Transformers Animated: The Game”.
In 2011, Corey voiced several characters in the video games “Nicktoons MLB”, “Batman: Arkham City” and “Kinect Disneyland Adventures”, and in 2014, he voiced Yen Sid, in the game “Fantasia: Music Evolved”.
Most recently, in 2020, Corey voiced Nitros Oxide and Dr. N. Gin in the video game “Crash Bandicoot: It’s About Time”, and he voiced the same two characters in the 2021 game “Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!”
Corey directed the 1989 short musical film “Disney Sing Along Songs: 101 Notes of Fun”.
He received special thanks for the 2002 documentary movie “The Making of ‘Atlantis: The Lost Empire’”.
Corey can be seen featured in numerous documentaries, such as the 1991 series “Those Who Dare”, the 1997 short video “Bambi: The Magic Behind the Masterpiece” and the 2005 short video “Tom and Jerry Blast Off to Mars!: Blasting Off”.
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Awards and nominations
Corey has been nominated for 29 Behind the Voice Actors Awards (BTVA), winning nine. He won his first award in 2012, a BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game, for “Batman: Arkham City” (shared with colleagues), and the following year saw him and his colleagues win a BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series – Action/Drama, for “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”. Corey won two other BTVA Awards in 2013, one in 2014, three in 2015 and 2016, and one in 2018.
He has also been nominated for three Annie Awards, winning one in 2003 for Outstanding Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production, for his performance in “House of Mouse”.
Wife and children
Corey’s amongst the most secretive of actors, as he hasn’t spoken of any women (or men) whom he has perhaps been with; this is mostly why there are various rumors circulating the internet, concerning his current marital status, and his sexual orientation.
Some of Corey’s fans believe that he married a non-celebrity American woman around two decades ago, and that the two have children together, but that Corey’s doing a great job at keeping his family away from the media’s attention. No evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Corey addressed these rumors.
There are also those who believe that he’s gay, and this to be the reason behind him not talking about his past and present relationships; this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of November 2021, Corey seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Corey’s passionate about travelling, and has been all around the world, mostly thanks to his acting career. He’s apparently been to every US state, and has also visited numerous European countries, with a couple of his favorites being France, Germany and Norway.
He’s a huge animal lover, with his favorites being horses and dogs.
Corey is a philanthropist, and has worked with various charity organizations, mostly with those which aim to help war veterans and underprivileged children.
He likes to read books, and his favorites are “A Song of Ice and Fire” and the “Harry Potter” series.
Corey has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Tom Hanks, Amanda Seyfried and Anne Hathaway, and some of his favorite films include “Saving Private Ryan”, “Dear John” and “Les Miserables”.
Age, height and net worth
Corey’s age is 66. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 6ins (1.7m) and he weighs around 140lbs (65kgs).
As of November 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $64 million.