Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
John Romano to Waldo Salt
Will Ryan Biography ((?)-)
Raised in Cleveland, OH.
- Actor, writer, composer, songwriter
- Rabbit, Welcome to Pooh Corner, The Disney Channel, beginning 1983
- Voices of Footloose and Rock 'n Roll, G.I. Joe (animated; also known as G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero), syndicated, 1983-1985
- Voices, Dumbo's Circus (live action and animated), The Disney Channel, beginning 1985
- Voices of various characters, including Gad, Unwin, Zook, and ogres, The Gummi Bears (animated), NBC, 1985-1989
- Voices of Grubby, The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin (animated), syndicated, 1987-1988
- Voice of Black Pete and other characters, DuckTales (animated), syndicated, 1987-1992
- Voices of various characters, including Gad, Unwin, Zook, and ogres, Disney's Gummi Bears/Winnie the Pooh Hour (animated), ABC, 1989-1990
- Voice of Yogi Bear, Yogi's World (animated), c. 1996
- Voice of Willie the Giant, House of Mouse (animated), ABC, beginning 2001
- Contributed voices to the Internet series Elmo Aardvark, Outer Space Detective! (animated), Renegade Cartoons, http://www.renegadecartoons.com.
- Voice of Scrooge and others, Sport Goofy in Soccermania, 1986
- Voice of Dinki, Witch-Cat, CBS, 1985
- Voice of Hugh Pine, Hugh Pine, CBS, 1985
- Voice of Robbut, Robbut: A Tale of Tails, CBS, 1985
The Bollo Caper, ABC, 1985
Cap'n O. G. Readmore's Jack and the Beanstalk, ABC, 1985
- Voices of Goofy and Pete, Down and Out with Donald Duck, NBC, 1987
Cap'n O. G. Readmore's Puss in Boots, ABC, 1988
Disney's Totally Minnie, NBC, 1988
- Voice of mouse, Ralph S. Mouse, ABC, 1991
- Appeared as the voice of Wordsy, The ABC Weekend Special, ABC.
- Voice of Pete, Mickey & Tinkerbell, 1982
Wildfire, CBS, 1986
- Voice of Pete, "Hey Mickey!, Goof Troop," Mickey Mouse Works: The Unique Show, 1995
- Contributed voices to episodes of animated series, including the voice ofBrian Calvin, The Danie and Lemmy Show; voice of Chuck, Teen Wolf, CBS; voice of man at handcuffs factory, "Cuffed Together," The AngryBeavers, Nickelodeon; voice of Mr. Jinks, Yogi's World; voice of Papa Bear, The New Looney Tunes Show, The Cartoon Network; and voice ofWillie the Giant, Villain Toon Jam.
Television Additional Voices
The Smurfs (animated series; also known as Smurfs' Adventures), NBC, c. 1981-1990
The Wuzzles (animated series), CBS, 1985-1986 ABC, 1986-1987
The Story of Santa Claus (animated special), CBS, 1996
Courage the Cowardly Dog (animated series), The Cartoon Network, beginning 1999
- (With others) Producer, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss (live action and animated), Nickelodeon, 1996-1997
- Created the Internet series Elmo Aardvark, Outer Space Detective!(animated), Renegade Cartoons, http://www.renegadecartoons.com.
- Various voices, including Eugene Meltener, Harlow Doyle (a private eye),and Officer David Harley, Adventures in Odyssey, c. 1987-2000
- Voices of collector for the poor, Pete (the ghost of Christmas past), andWillie the Giant (the ghost of Christmas present), Mickey's Christmas Carol (animated), Buena Vista, 1983
- Voice of Rabbit, Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore (animated; also known as A Day for Eeyore), Buena Vista, 1983
- Voice of Digit, An American Tail (animated), Universal, 1986
- Voice of Bertram the Gander, The Mother Goose Treasury (short musical; also known as The Mother Goose Video Treasury), J2 Communications/Little Red School House, 1987
- Voice of Petrie, The Land before Time (animated), Universal, 1988
- (As William Z. Ryan) Voice of Mr. President, The Wizard of Speed and Time (animated), Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment, 1989
- Voice of seahorse, The Little Mermaid (animated), Buena Vista, 1989
Stanley and the Dinosaurs (short animated film), 1989
- Voice of Stuey, Rock-A-Doodle (animated), Samuel Goldwyn, 1991
- Gnorm, A Gnome Named Gnorm (also known as The Adventures of a Gnome Named Gnorm and Upworld), PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1992
- Voice of Boss, A Troll in Central Park (animated), Warner Bros., 1994
- Voices of hero and Reverend Rat, Thumbelina (animated; also knownas Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina), Warner Bros., 1994
- Voice of Royal and Tika, The Pebble and the Penguin (animated), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995
- Voice of Willie the Giant, Where the Magic Begins (animated), 1995
- Voice of Willie the Giant and others, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed In at the House of Mouse (animated), Buena Vista, 2001
- Voice of Papa Bear, Looney Tunes: Back in Action (animated; also known as Looney Tunes Back in Action: The Movie), Warner Bros., 2003
Elmo Aardvark: Vintage Cartoon Sound Tracks, Will Ryan and Company, Ltd., 2000
Commander Toad in Space (special), ABC, 1993
- (With others) The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss (episodic; live action and animated), Nickelodeon, various episodes from 1996-1997
- Wrote the Internet series Elmo Aardvark, Outer Space Detective! (animated), Renegade Cartoons, http://www.renegadecartoons.com. With others, wrote unaired episodes of The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss (live actionand animated).
- "Goin' Quackers," Donald Duck's 50th Birthday (special), CBS, 1984
Ralph S. Mouse (special), ABC, 1991
Elmo Aardvark: Vintage Cartoon Sound Tracks (includes "The Elmo Aardvark Song"), Will Ryan and Company, Ltd., 2000
- Songwriter for various recording artists.
- Wrote for the line of Teddy Ruxpin toys, c. 1980s.
Animation World, April, 2000
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