James Jonah Cummings (born November 3, 1952) is an American voice actor and singer, who has appeared in almost 400 roles. He is known for voicing the title character from , Dr. Robotnik from Darkwing Duck , and Sonic the Hedgehog Pete. His other characters include Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and the Tasmanian Devil. He has performed in numerous Disney and DreamWorks animations including , Aladdin , The Lion King , Balto , Antz , The Road to El Dorado , and Shrek . He has also provided voice-over work for video games, such as The Princess and the Frog , Icewind Dale Fallout, , The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Baldur's Gate, , Mass Effect 2 , Star Wars: The Old Republic , World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria , and World of Warcraft: Legion . Splatterhouse
Some of Cummings' earliest vocal work was at Disney, where he replaced
Hal Smith as the voice of Winnie-the-Pooh in 1988 (Smith had taken over the role from longtime actor Sterling Holloway in 1981). He began voicing Tigger in 1989, taking over for Paul Winchell (though Winchell voiced Tigger four more times, the last time being in February 1999) after Winchell died in 2005. In 1991, he ventured to Warner Bros. Animation and began voicing Tasmanian Devil on the animated series (he would voice the character on other Warner Brothers shows, such as Taz-Mania , and reprise the voice in 2006 in Animaniacs ). Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas
Jeremy Irons, the voice of Scar in , developed vocal problems during recording of the song "Be Prepared", Cummings was chosen to replace him for the rest of the song. Cummings would later be hired as the singing double for The Lion King Russell Means in " Pocahontas" and Christopher Lloyd in " Anastasia".
Youngstown, Ohio, Cummings relocated to New Orleans, where he designed and painted Mardi Gras floats, worked as a river boat deck hand and sang and played drums in the regionally successful rock band, "FUSION". He attended Immaculate Conception and St. Columba grade schools as well as Ursuline High School and graduated from there in 1970.
He later married and moved to
Anaheim, California, where he managed a video store in the early 1980s, before launching his voice-acting career in late 1984. Cummings has two daughters with Stephanie Cummings, as well as two older children from a previous marriage. : Super Secret Secret Squirrel's Morocco Mole 2 Stupid Dogs : Roar The 7D 64 Zoo Lane: Taco the Toucan, Hercule Moustache the Walrus, Itchy Quatzel the Mysterious Mountain 101 Dalmatians: Colonel, Mayor Ed Pig, Persian Pete Action In Moscow Underground: Colonel Shredder (?) The Addams Family (animated series): Lurch, Fingers Adventure Time: Porcupine, Lenny the Beaver, and Owl in the episode "Up a Tree" Adventures in Odyssey: Larry Walker, King Lawrence Adventures from the Book of Virtues: Aristotle Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Dr. Robotnik, Scratch (in unaired pilot episode) : Zummi Gummi (originally Paul Winchell), Chummi Gummi Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears The Adventures of : Mayor Quadar, Ultra Lord, Cap'n Betty, Atilla The Hun Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius : El Guante Blanco, Two-Eyed Alonso, Briny Pete The Adventures of Puss in Boots Aladdin: Razoul The Amazing Ghostbusters: Jonathan Keaton The Amazing World of Gumball: TV Announcer Animalia: Dagmont Dragon : Narrator, Buddy, Tazmanian Devil, Announcer, Additional Voices Animaniacs Auto-B-Good : Avengers Assemble Ghost : Captain Tom, Chef Big Bones Mignon Back at the Barnyard The Batman: Temblor : Tygrus (episode "Tyger, Tyger") Batman: The Animated Series : Vexx, Hulex Colonel (episode "Food Around the Corner") Ben 10: Omniverse : Bonkers D. Bobcat, Lucky Piquel, Other Characters Bonkers : Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh : Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger The Book of Pooh : Mister Bumpy, Destructo, Closet Monster Bump in the Night : Senator Aarrfvox Buzz Lightyear of Star Command : Sly Sludge (Hanna-Barbera episodes) Captain Planet and the Planeteers : Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue : Cat, Additional Voices CatDog : Additional Voices Catscratch ChalkZone: Skrawl Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: Monterey Jack (in the five-part pilot and in seasons two and three while Peter Cullen voiced the character in the earlier episodes), Fat Cat, Professor Nimnul, Wart the Lizard, Rat Capone : Alligator (episode "My Big Fat Stinky Wedding") Chowder Clarence: Additional Voices Class of 3000: Additional Voices : Vin Moosk (episode "Operation: K.N.O.T.") Codename: Kids Next Door : The Great Fusilli Courage the Cowardly Dog Cro: Phil, Ogg, Murray : Chef Pisghetti; Jumpy Squirrel; Mister Quint Curious George Danny Phantom: Additional Voices : Drake Mallard/Darkwing Duck, Negaduck, DarkWarrior Duck, Warden Waddlesworth, Herb Muddlefoot, Professor Moliarty Darkwing Duck Dead Space Downfall: Captain Mathius : Red-Eye (episode "Photo Finish"), Organ Grindor (Dial M for Monkey episode "Organ Grindor") Dexter's Laboratory : Tubble, Fleetfoot Dink, the Little Dinosaur : Doc McStuffins Winnie the Pooh, Tigger : Additional Voices Doug : Lionel the Lion, Aunt Fira Dumbo's Circus : El Capitan DuckTales : Psycrow, Bob the Killer Goldfish, Various voices Earthworm Jim El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera: Additional Voices : Opening music Extreme Ghostbusters Fanboy & Chum Chum: Professor Flan Fillmore!: Additional Voices : Scientist #2 (episode "Parasite Fright") Fish Hooks Foster's Home for Imaginary : Peanut Butter (episode "Room with a Feud") Friends Freakazoid!: Senator Janos Ivnovels : Dingo, Other Characters Gargoyles : Additional Voices Generator Rex Goldie & Bear: Big Bad Wolf, Sir Dwight, Giant : Pete Goof Troop : Additional Voices Gravity Falls The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Nasalmancer, Biker, Additional Voices Hey Arnold!: Additional Voices Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: Additional Voices : Tomato, Pineapple The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange : Scarhood The Hot Rod Dogs and Cool Car Cats House of Mouse: Pete, Humphrey the Bear, King Louie, Big Bad Wolf, Censor Monkeys, Ed the Hyena, Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Additional Voices : Major Lomack Invasion America : Iron Man MODOK, Whirlwind, Dreadknight, Backlash, President Bill Clinton : Hak Foo (Season 1) Jackie Chan Adventures : Additional Voices Johnny Bravo : Jungle Cubs Kaa, Fred, Jed The Legend of : Tantor, Merkus Tarzan : Hondo Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Lilo & Stitch: The Series: Zach Mackillin, Rodeo Announcer : Ebb the Male Crocodile The Little Mermaid : Additional Voices Loonatics Unleashed : Tasmanian Devil, Beaky Buzzard The Looney Tunes Show : Maurice, Norman Marsupilami The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack: Additional Voices : Doyle (Lieutenant Kellaway's partner), Kablamus, Various One-Shot Characters The Mask : Additional Voices Megas XLR : Lead Reindeer Merry Madagascar : Additional Voices Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone The Mighty B!: Additional Voices : Buford, Keeper of the Mask Mighty Magiswords Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Pete : Pete, Humphrey the Bear, Frog, Sparky, Clyde Mickey Mouse Clubhouse : Pete, Humphrey the Bear Mickey Mouse Works : Pete Mickey Mouse Motorcity: Dr. Hudson The Mummy: The Animated Series: High Priest Imhotep My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Beaver : Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Papa Heffalump The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh : various The New Woody Woodpecker Show New Looney Tunes: Tasmanian Devil : Lord Boxman OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Ozzy & Drix: Ernst Strepfinger (Season 2), Chief Gluteus : Ridiculously Deep Voice and Chrome Claw (episode "Dr. Blowhole's Revenge") The Penguins of Madagascar : Mr. Carter (Pepper Ann's science teacher) and Some One-Shot Characters Pepper Ann Perfect Strangers: Additional Characters (1986–1993) : Additional Voices (2013) Phineas and Ferb : Skorian, Ioz (Season 2) The Pirates of Dark Water : Ultra Lord (episode "Cutting the Ultra-Cord") Planet Sheen : Fuzzy Lumpkins The Powerpuff Girls : Fuzzy Lumpkins The Powerpuff Girls (2016 TV series) Project G.e.e.K.e.R.: Mister Moloch and Will Dragonn : Additional voices ProStars : Additional Voices Quack Pack : Catfish Booray Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja : Additional Voices Regular Show : Various The Replacements : General Parvo Road Rovers : The Spirit of the Ark, Robot Chicken Lex Luthor, Doctor Rude Dog and the Dweebs: Satch : Saturday Night Live Papa Smurf, Gargamel (season 28 premiere) The Savage Dragon: Dragon : Captain Caveman (episode "Mystery Solvers State Club Finals") Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated : Bald Spokesperson, Flea Leader, Von Rabie, Catastrophe The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs : Duncan the Horse (episode " The Simpsons Saddlesore Galactica") : various characters Snorks : Wormwood the Raven, Goodwin the Great Sofia the First Sonic the Hedgehog (: Doctor Robotnik, SWATbots, Nasty Hyena member (episode "Fed Up With Antoine"), additional voices SatAM) : Crusher Hogan The Spectacular Spider-Man : Spider-Man: The Animated Series Shocker, Chameleon (uncredited), Man-Spider Spider-Man: Hammerhead, Ghost : Hondo Ohnaka Star Wars Rebels : Hondo Ohnaka Star Wars: The Clone Wars : Superman: The Animated Series Phantom Zone Beast : The Super Hero Squad Show Thanos (Season 2) : Mayor Manx, Feral's Sergeant SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries: Moo Goo Guy Pan, Sam Ficus, Rocky, Tasmanian Devil : Judge Vic "Leave 'Em Hanging" Johnson ("The Third Pig") Tales from the Crypt : Don Karnage, Louie, Trader Moe, Covington TaleSpin : Taz, Buddy Boar, Bushwhacker Bob, Wendel T. Wolf Taz-Mania : Shredder (1991 and European Vacation Alternate), Leatherhead, Genghis Frog, Dirk Savage, Dirtbag, Merlin, Drakus/Beserko, Doomquest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : Master of Games and Teen Titans Wildebeest (episode "Winner Take All") : Thrakkorzog, Barry Hubris, Stalingrad, Captain Decency, Mister Mental, Multiple Santa, Leonardo da Vinci The Tick Timon & Pumbaa: Ed the hyena, Smolder the Bear, Pumbaa's Uncle Boaris, Bruce the Blue Crab, Additional Voices : Additional Voices Tiny Toon Adventures Tom and Jerry Kids Show: Redbeard, Tundo : Afterburner, Rippersnapper The Transformers : Colonel Quint Quarry Transformers: Rescue Bots : Clampdown Transformers: Robots in Disguise The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat Unfiltered: Narrator : Witterquick & the Bearer of Knowledge Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light We Bare Bears: Additional Voices Where's Waldo?: Narrator What's New, Scooby-Doo?: Cyrus T. Buford, Crawdad Mike ("Big Scare in the Big Easy"), Broderick Bosepheus ("Wrestle Maniacs") : Megabrain and Dr. Dante Widget the World Watcher : Dakota Dude, Saddle Sore, Skull Duggery, Jack Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa : Taboc the Wise Winx Club W.I.T.C.H.: Tridart, Harold Hale, Zacharias : Razoul Disney's Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge : Conrad Marburg Alpha Protocol : Anastasia: Adventures with Pooka and Bartok Grigori Rasputin Animaniacs: Himself, Radio News : All Voices (sans Females) Army Men Series Baldur's Gate Series: Minsc, Firkraag, Gorion, Tazok, Abazigal, Gromnir Il-Khan, Demogorgon : King Allfire, Chancellor Blazing Dragons CatDog: Quest for the Golden Hydrant: Cat ClayFighter 63⅓: Bad Mr. Frosty, Houngan, Sumo Santa : Arnold Leach Clive Barker's Jericho : Skunk Crash Twinsanity : Bruton Disney's Dinosaur Dr. Seuss Preschool: Fox : Additional Voices Dragon Age: Origins : Pete (as Small Pete, Big Bad Pete, Petetronic, & Pete Pan) Epic Mickey : Pete (as Small Pete, Big Bad Pete, Pete Pan, & Petetronic) Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two : Pete Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Fallout: The Master, Set, Gizmo : The Scribe, Institute Scientist Fallout 4 Fisher Price: Castle: King Smudge Fisher Price: Pirate Ship: : The Local Population Grand Theft Auto V Hades Challenge: Additional Voices Icewind Dale: Arundel, Hrothgar, additional voices : Additional Voices Infinity Blade II Kinect : Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Cheshire Cat Disneyland Adventures series: Pete, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Ed, Julius Kingdom Hearts : Gadflow Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning : Totec, Lara's Partner, Xolotl Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light : Additional Voices Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII : Olaf the Stout, Tomator. The Lost Vikings 2 : Taz Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal : Taz Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor : Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet Thanos : Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Thor, Scorpion Mass Effect 2: Urdnot Wreav, Additional Voices : Pete Mickey's Speedway USA : Hadrian Minecraft: Story Mode : Ultra Lord Nicktoons MLB : Alastor Painkiller Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness: Boris, Hans : Rex the Monster Reader Rabbit Preschool Scooby Doo and Looney Tunes: Cartoon Universe: Yosemite Sam, Tasmanian Devil Splatterhouse: The Terror Mask : Additional Voices Spider-Man: Edge of Time : Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Kraven the Hunter, Norman Osborn/Goblin, Tinkerer (Nintendo DS exclusive) Star Wars: The Old Republic: Additional Voices : Leatherhead and Shredder (Arcade version only) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Additional Voices : Additional Voices The Elder Scrolls Online : Lion Tom and Jerry in War of the Whiskers : Feedback, B.B. Wolf, Dough, Snout, Seedy, Warp Toonstruck : Victor Lazarin, The Sarge, Osiric, Taxi Cab, Commander Kriton, Jarak, Granok Male WildStar World of : Lorewalker Cho, introduction for Pandaren, Shen-zin Su Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria World of Warcraft: Legion: Additional Voices Ys: Book I&II: Dalles Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time in Universal Studios Theme Parks : Opening Sequence Narrator IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot in Walt Disney World: Narrator