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James Jonah "Jim" Cummings (born November 3, 1952; age 71) is an American voice actor who has appeared in over 400 roles. He is the current voice of Winnie the Pooh since 1988, Tigger since 1989, the Tasmanian Devil since 1991, and Pete since 1992. He has also appeared in other animated series, with roles on Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck, Jungle Cubs, CatDog, The Powerpuff Girls, and others.

Biography[]

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Cummings moved to New Orleans when he was young. It was there that he worked on Mardi Gras floats and as a door-to-door salesman. He then moved to California, where he worked odd jobs before he became a voice actor.

Cummings's first voice role was as Lionel the Lion and Aunt Fira in Dumbo's Circus. Some of Cummings' earliest vocal work was at Disney, where he replaced Sterling Holloway as the voice of Winnie the Pooh in 1988. He was the understudy for Paul Winchell as Tigger, before fully replacing him as the character in 2000's The Tigger Movie. In 1991, he was hired by Warner Bros. Animation to voice Taz on the animated series Taz-Mania and would continue to voice the character in various Looney Tunes media.

When actor Jeremy Irons, the voice of Scar in The Lion King, developed vocal problems during recording of the song "Be Prepared", Cummings replaced him on the remainder of the track along with providing the voice for Ed the hyena. He also provided Scar's voice in a brief nightmare sequence in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. Cummings would later be hired as the singing double for Russell Means in Pocahontas, the speaking voice of Kekata in Pocahontas, and the singing voice of Grigori Rasputin in Anastasia.

In commercials, he voiced Smokey Bear in several commercials, ads, and promos from 1993 to 2006.

In 2018, he became the first voice performer of animation to reprise his role(s) for a live-action Disney film, reprising the roles of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger for the film Christopher Robin. His performance as Pooh was particularly praised by Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair, who felt it was "Oscar-worthy" and said that "[a]s Winnie the Pooh … the veteran voice actor gives such sweet, rumpled, affable life to the wistful bear of literary renown that it routinely breaks the heart."

Filmography[]

Animated films[]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Scooby-Doo! and the Reluctant Werewolf Frankenstein, Skull Head, Snack Bar Manager, Genghis Kong
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Bullet #2
1989 Stanley and the Dinosaurs Caveman Stanley
1990 Raisins: Sold Out!: The California Raisins II Narrator
Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue Winnie the Pooh, Tigger
1992 FernGully: The Last Rainforest Additional voices
Aladdin Razoul, Farouk
Pinocchio Geppetto, Mangiafuoco Direct-to-video
1993 The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Stories Narrator Television film
Tom and Jerry: The Movie Additional voices
1994 The Return of Jafar Razoul, Thief Direct-to-video
The Lion King Ed, Scar (singing voice) Cummings sang the last few parts of the song "Be Prepared" after Jeremy Irons' voice gave out.
The Pagemaster Long John Silver
Mortal Kombat: The Journey Begins Shang Tsung, Sub-Zero Direct-to-video
1995 A Goofy Movie Pete
Runaway Brain Julius
Pocahontas Chief Powhatan, Kekata (singing voices)
Balto Steele
1996 Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible Additional voices
Aladdin and the King of Thieves Razoul Direct-to-video
Ed's Next Move Lee's Boyfriend, Raphael
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 Jingles
The Story of Santa Claus Mr. Minch
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Frollo's Soldiers, Gypsies
Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger
1997 Hercules Nessus
Redux Riding Hood Thompkins
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin Winnie-the-Pooh, Skullasaurus, Tigger (singing voice) Direct-to-video
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Additional Voices
Anastasia Rasputin (singing voice)
1998 Belle's Magical World Webster Direct-to-video
The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars Supreme Commander (singing voice)
The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Scar
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World King James, Chief Powhatan
Rusty: A Dog's Tale Additional Voices
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island Jacques, Morgan Moonscar
Antz Worker Ant #1
T.R.A.N.S.I.T Additional voices Short film
Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night Buster Direct-to-video
1999 Tarzan Dennis
The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue Sebastian (singing voice) Direct-to-video
The Nuttiest Nutcracker Uncle Drosselmeier, Gramps
Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Pete, Santa Claus, additional voices Direct-to-video
2000 The Tigger Movie Tigger, Winnie-the-Pooh
An Extremely Goofy Movie Pete Direct-to-video
The Road to El Dorado Hernán Cortés, additional voices
Aladdin and the Adventure of All Time Additional voices
Titan A.E. Chowquin
Chicken Run Dogs
Tweety's High-Flying Adventure Taz, Rocky, Yosemite Sam, Cool Cat, Shropshire Slasher, Casino Cat, Policeman, Additional Voices Direct-to-video
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus Santa Claus
CatDog and the Great Parent Mystery Cat
The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire Sierra Direct-to-video
2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Tony
Shrek Captain of Guards
Atlantis: The Lost Empire Helmsman, Smithsonian Board Member #1, Atlantean Ketak Warrior, Atlantean Photographer
The Book of Pooh: Stories from the Heart Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger Direct-to-video
Monsters, Inc. Light Green Monster
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Ultra Lord, General, Mission Control
2002 Return to Never Land Turk
Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring Butch Direct-to-video
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Colonel's Soldiers
The Hunchback of Notre Dame II Archdeacon
Tarzan & Jane Tantor Direct-to-video
Mickey's House of Villains Big Bad Wolf
Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger
Treasure Planet Male Alien
2003 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure Dirty Dawson Direct-to-video
The Jungle Book 2 Kaa, Colonel Hathi, M.C. Monkey
Piglet's Big Movie Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger
Castle in the Sky General Muoro English dub
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Luca
2004 The Lion King 1½ Ed The Hyena Direct-to-video
Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger
Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom Gen. Abercrombie, Brain #2, Mayor Quadar
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers Pete Direct-to-video
The Incredibles News Reporter
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas Blitzen Direct-to-video
2005 Pooh's Heffalump Movie Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie Direct-to-video
Chicken Little Student
2006 Disaster! Harry Bottoms, Guy Kirk, narrator
Brother Bear 2 Chilkoot, Bering Direct-to-video
Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas Taz, Gossamer
The Fox and the Hound 2 Waylon, Floyd
2007 Hellboy: Blood and Iron Tom Manning
TMNT Additional voices
Bee Movie Graduation Announcer
Super Sleuth Christmas Movie Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger Direct-to-video
2008 The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning King Triton, Shelbow
Wubbzy's Big Movie! Additional voices Television film
Dead Space: Downfall Captain Mathius, Farum
The Powerpuff Girls Rule! Fuzzy Lumpkins Direct-to-video
Turok: Son of Stone Caveman
2009 My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Beaver
Bionicle: The Legend Reborn Ackar Direct-to-video
The Princess and the Frog Ray
2010 Despicable Me Man #2
2011 Gnomeo and Juliet Featherstone
The Little Engine That Could Rusty Direct-to-video
Winnie the Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger
2012 Zambezia Budzo
Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire Jesper Poubelle, Tulie Direct-to-video
Wreck-It Ralph Game Over Voice
Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess Wormwood
2013 Curious George Swings Into Spring Jumpy Squirrel, Mr. Quint Direct-to-video
2014 The Pirate Fairy Oppenheimer, Port
Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon Kaldorf
2015 Minions Additional voices Credited as James J. Cummings
2016 The Secret Life of Pets
Sheep and Wolves Magra, Klif, Baron English dub
2018 Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost Jeremiah Noseworthy, The Red Ghost Direct-to-video

Animated series[]

List of voice performances in television shows
Year Title Role Notes
1985–1986 Dumbo's Circus Lionel the Lion, Aunt Fira
1985–1991 Adventures of the Gummi Bears Zummi Gummi, Chummi Gummi Season 6 only; Zummi originally voiced by Paul Winchell
1986–1987 The Transformers Afterburner, Rippersnapper 3 episodes
The Berenstain Bears Additional voices Season 2 only
1987–1990 DuckTales El Capitan
1987 Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light Witterquick, Bearer of Knowledge, Bogavus, Dwarf, Belizar, Factory Guard, Knight 12 episodes
The Real Ghostbusters Doomsday Door, Possessed Subway Train Episode: "Knock Knock"
Pound Puppies Princefeld, News Reporter Episode: "Little Big Dog/The Bright Eyes Mob"
1987–1988 Snorks Additional voices 2 episodes
1987–1996 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder (1991 and European Vacation Alternate), Leatherhead, Genghis Frog, Dirk Savage, Dirtbag, Merlin, Drakus/Beserko, Doomquest, Captain Krulik
1988–1991 The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh
1989–1990 Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers Monterey Jack, Fat Cat, Professor Nimnul, Wart the Lizard, Rat Capone
Dink, the Little Dinosaur Tubble, Fleetfoot
1990–1991 TaleSpin Don Karnage, King Louie, Trader Moe, Covington
1990–1993 Tom & Jerry Kids Wrestling Gator, Pirate Captain, additional voices 3 episodes
1990–1992 Tiny Toon Adventures Chef, Melvin the Monster, Papa Flea, Singer, Iodizer, Nasty
Widget Mega Brain, Dr. Dante
1991 Where's Wally? Narrator 13 episodes
1991–1993 The Pirates of Dark Water Skorian, Ioz Season 2
1991–1995 Taz-Mania Taz, Buddy Boar, Bushwhacker Bob, Wendel T. Wolf
1991–1992 Darkwing Duck Drake Mallard / Darkwing Duck, Negaduck, Herb Muddlefoot, Professor Moliarty, DarkWarrior Duck, Warden Waddlesworth
1992–1995 Batman: The Animated Series Tygrus, Jekko, Saunders 3 episodes
1992–1993 The Addams Family Lurch,
Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa Dakota Duke, Saddlesore Scorpion, Skull Duggery 26 episodes
1992–1996 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Sly Sludge, Rancher, Columbus 5 episodes
1992 Goof Troop Pete
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Dr. Robotnik, Scratch, additional voices Unaired pilot
1992–1994 The Little Mermaid Ebb, Emperor Sharga, The Ancient Seaclops
1993 2 Stupid Dogs Morocco Mole Season 1 only
Marsupilami Maurice, Norman 13 episodes
1993–1994 Bonkers Bonkers D. Bobcat, Lucky Piquel, additional voices
Sonic the Hedgehog Dr. Robotnik
1993–1998 Animaniacs Narrator, Buddy, Tasmanian Devil, Announcer, various characters
1993–1995 SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron Mayor Manx, Feral's Sergeant Characters originally voiced by Ed Gilbert
1993–1994 The Pink Panther Rolo, The Dogfather, Additional Voices 2 episodes
Cro Phil, Ogg, Murray 20 episodes
1994–1995 Aladdin Razoul, Hamar, Akbar, Additional voices
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Herb, Guy, Lt. Arm, Host, Monster #3 2 episodes
Bump in the Night Mister Bumpy, Destructo, Closet Monster
1994–1996 The Tick Mr. Mental 2 episodes
Iron Man MODOK, Century, Bill Clinton
1994 Fantastic Four "Slash" Curtis, "Bull" Donovan, "Skink" Lomas, President Bill Clinton / Votan 2 episodes
1994–1997 Gargoyles Dingo, Gillecomgain, Matrix, Mr. Acme, Gillecomgain's Father
1995 Biker Mice from Mars Deathmaster, Saddle Sore, Gerald Gruyere and Gutama Gouda 2 episodes
Duckman Dr. Conrad Milo Episode: "Days of Whining and Neurosis"
The Shnookums & Meat Funny Cartoon Show Narrator, Supper Squirrel, Caped Cod, Paul Bunyan 12 episodes
1995–1998 Spider-Man Shocker, Man-Spider 4 episodes
Pinky and the Brain Punk, The Mist, Fred Floppel, Innkeeper, Saran, Chuck, Orson Welles 8 episodes
1995–1997 The Mask: Animated Series Doyle, Kablamus, additional voices
What a Cartoon! Fuzzy Lumpkins, Mayor of Townsville, Fox, Sheriff, Luther, Chief, Explorers
1995–1999 Timon & Pumbaa Ed the hyena, Smolder the Bear, Pumbaa's Uncle Boaris, Bruce the Blue Crab, Additional voices
1995–1996 Earthworm Jim Psy-Crow, Bob the Killer Goldfish, additional voices
The Savage Dragon Savage Dragon 26 episodes
1995–1997 Freakazoid! Semiconductor, Janos Ivnovels, Ape Monster, Wolfman 4 episodes
1995–2002 The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries Tasmanian Devil, Gossamer, various characters 27 episodes
1996 Friends Monkeyshine Beer Announcer Episode: "The One After the Superbowl" (uncredited)
1996 The Hot Rod Dogs and Cool Car Cats Scarhood, Crusher 2 episodes
1996–1998 Jungle Cubs Kaa, adult Bagheera, adult King Louie, adult Hathi, Fred, Jed, additional voices
Adventures from the Book of Virtues Aristotle
1996 Superman: The Animated Series Phantom Zone Beast Episode: "Blasts from the Past"
Quack Pack Captain Dreadnot, Hotwire, Mr. Smiler, Cal, Army Soldier #3, Henchman #1 3 episodes
Project G.e.e.K.e.R. Mr. Moloch, Cosmotto, Will Dragonn, Gate Guardian, Wristband, Nightmare Park Announcer, Nightmare Bunny Mascot, Security Voice 5 episodes
1996–1997 Dexter's Laboratory Orgon Grindor 2 episodes
Road Rovers General Parvo 9 episodes
1997 The Incredible Hulk Absorbing Man Episode: "They Call Me Mr. Fixit"
Space Goofs Slick Stagger, Ernie, Additional voices
1997–1999 Monster Hunters Alan McAllister
1997–1998 101 Dalmatians: The Series Colonel, Mayor Ed Pig and Persian Pete
1997–2000 King of the Hill Ted "Pops" Popazito, Additional voices
Pepper Ann Mr. Carter, additional voices 18 episodes
1998–2005 CatDog Cat, Additional voices Main role
The Powerpuff Girls Fuzzy Lumpkins, various voices
1998 Invasion America Major Lomack 13 episodes
1998–1999 The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs Catastrophe, Von Rabie, Flea Leader, Saber-Toothed Mouse, Bank Robber 11 episodes
1999–2000 Mickey Mouse Works Pete, Humphrey the Bear, Zeke
Courage the Cowardly Dog Cat Thief #1, Jean Bon, Fusilli, Cruel Veterinarian 3 episodes
1999–2002 The New Woody Woodpecker Show Dapper Denver Doodley, Captain Redwood, Oakey, Chef Rufus le Doufus, Dr. Von Brain, Carl Castaway
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Senator Aarrfvox, Security Computer, Tough Prisoner, Alien Dad, Announcer #1, Binipnardian #1 3 episodes
The Simpsons Duncan the Horse Episode: "Saddlesore Galactica"
Johnny Bravo Colonel Fatman Episode: "Virtual Johnny/Hunted/Hold That Schmoe"
2001 Jackie Chan Adventures Hak Foo Episode: "The Dog and Piggy Show"
2001-2002 The Book of Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger
2001–2003 The Legend of Tarzan Tantor, Lieutenant Colonel Jean Staquait, Merkus
House of Mouse Pete, Humphrey the Bear, Big Bad Wolf, Ed the Hyena, King Larry, Censor Monkeys, Additional voices
The Mummy Imhotep 24 episodes
2002–2004 ChalkZone Skrawl
2002–2003 Ozzy & Drix Police Chief Gluteus, Ernst Strepfinger, Nerve Center Controller, B Complex
2002-2006 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Cyrus T. Buford, Crawdad Mike, Broderick Bosepheus 2 episodes
2003 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Zach Mackillin, Rodeo Announcer Episode: "Sprout"
2004–2006 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Mayor, Atilla the Hun, Captain Betty, Popbot, Gortox
2004 Teen Titans Master of Games Episode: "Winner Take All"
2005 Wonder Showzen Bottle of Magic Episode: "Ocean"
The Batman Temblor, Vic, Freddy 2 episodes
2005–2006 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Nasalmancer, Singer, Nerd #1 2 episodes
2005–2007 Codename: Kids Next Door Spinachia King, Vin Moosk the Tie Hunter 2 episodes
2006 Catscratch Klqain Quid Episode: "Clan Destiny"
2006–2022 Curious George Chef Pisghetti, Mr. Quint, Jumpy Squirrel
2006–2016 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Pete, Humphrey the Bear, Additional voices 125 episodes
2006–2007 The Replacements T.S. Fardsworth, Alfred P. Dunleavy, Ring Announcer, Campaign Commercial Announcer 5 episodes
2007–2010 My Friends Tigger & Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Beaver
2008 The Spectacular Spider-Man Crusher Hogan Episode: "Intervention"
2008–2009 Back at the Barnyard Captain Tom, Chef Big Bones, Polar Bear, Hillbilly #1 4 episodes
2009 Chowder Alligator Episode: "My Big Fat Stinky Wedding"
Merry Madagascar Lead Reindeer Television film
Robot Chicken Lex Luthor, Ark Spirit, Doctor Episode: "Due to Constraints of Time and Budget"
2009–2012 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Hondo Ohnaka, additional voices 9 episodes
2010–2011 The Super Hero Squad Show Thanos
2010 Planet Sheen Ultra Lord Episode: "Cutting the Ultra-Cord"
2010–2015 The Penguins of Madagascar Ridiculously Deep Voice, Announcer, Bo, Gomer, Host 4 episodes
2011–2012 Fanboy & Chum Chum Professor Flan
Fish Hooks Scientist, Movie Announcer 2 episodes
2011 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Captain Caveman Episode: "Mystery Solvers Club State Finals"
Generator Rex Trey 2 episodes
2011–2014 The Looney Tunes Show Tasmanian Devil, Beaky Buzzard, Additional voices 9 episodes
2012 Adventure Time Porcupine, Lenny the Beaver, Owl Episode: "Up a Tree"
Motorcity Dr. Hudson 2 episodes
2012–2018 Sofia the First Wormwood, Rex, Professor Popov 28 episodes
2012–2013 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Lidong, Rhino Guard 3 episodes
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Pineapple, Tomato, Asparagus Bunch 35 episodes
2013 The Legend of Korra Deep Voice Narrator, Karu, Lion Turtle, Hunter #3 3 episodes
Phineas and Ferb Narrator (Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars), Additional voices
Clarence Additional voices
2013 Ben 10: Omniverse Vexx Episode: "Food Around the Corner"
2013-2014 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Catfish Booray 5 episodes
2013–2019 Mickey Mouse Pete
2014 The 7D Roar Episode: "Frankengloom"
Gravity Falls Pirate Lilliputtian Episode: "The Golf War"
2014–2016 Transformers: Rescue Bots Colonel Quint Quarry, Thurston Chumley, Q-Drone, Ship Captain 3 episodes
2015–2016 The Great Adventures Mike, Additional voices
2015–2017 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Clampdown, Thermidor, Sentry #1 12 episodes
2015–2019 Niko and the Sword of Light Narrator, Dark Champion, Mugwhump, Mr. Funkfang, Spokesbeetle 23 episodes
2015–2018 The Adventures of Puss in Boots El Guante Blanco, Two-Eyed Alonso, Briny Pete, Julio
Star Wars Rebels Hondo Ohnaka, Additional voices 6 episodes
Goldie & Bear Big Bad Wolf 25 episodes
2016 Pickle and Peanut Additional voices Episode: "Bee Colony/The Goose's Juice"
2016–2017 Avengers Assemble Ghost 2 episodes
Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Hondo Ohnaka, Additional voices
Mighty Magiswords Buford, Matt, Hold Forlom, Face of Barren-Faceland, Pupusa Monster, Mask Keeper, Wolf, Cauldron, Mask Keeper 6 episodes
2016–2019 The Powerpuff Girls Fuzzy Lumpkins
2016–2020 New Looney Tunes Blacque Jacque Shellacque, Liam Luxurious, Tasmanian Devil, Delivery Man, Boss 10 episodes
2017 Doc McStuffins Winnie the Pooh, Tigger Episode: "Into the Hundred Acre Wood"
Skylanders Academy Malefor 2 episodes
2017–2019 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Lord Boxman, Boxman Jr., Mecha Maw, Mr. Box-Gar
Spider-Man Hammerhead, Ghost 6 episodes
2017–2021 Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures Pete
2018 Star Wars Forces of Destiny Hondo Ohnaka Episode: "Triplecross"
DuckTales Darkwing Duck, Negaduck, Paddywhack 4 episodes
2019–2021 Apple & Onion Broccoli, Watch, Hog 28 episodes
2020 Amphibia Alligator, Aquarium Security Guard, Additional Voices 3 episodes
2020–2023 The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse Pete
2021–present Mickey Mouse Funhouse

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