|Occupation Voice actor|
Years active 1976-2001
|Name Patricia Parris|
Role Voice actress
|Born February 13, 1950 (age 65) (1950-02-13) |
Spouse William H. Shibley (m. 1989)
Movies and TV shows The Littles, The New Adventures of Winnie, Jabberjaw, Look Who's Talking Now, Yogi's Space Race
Similar People Mary Gordon, Geraldine James, Rina Zelyonaya, Amy Heckerling, Kei Hayami
Patricia E. Parris (born October 22, 1950), also professionally credited as Pat Parris, Patty Parris and Patti Parris, is an American voice actress who provided voice-overs for several animated television series for such studios as Hanna-Barbera, The Walt Disney Company and The Jim Henson Company. She has voice acted in television, film, radio, read-along story recordings, video games and theme park attractions.
Patricia Parris graduated from the women's college of Brenau University in 1972 where she majored in drama, English and secondary education, directing and performing in plays such as My Fair Lady and The Children's Hour. She would also introduce her show on the school radio station with her ever-expanding uncanny knack for accents and impersonation. Once she graduated, Parris moved to Hollywood, California and studied voice acting under the guidance of Daws Butler (Yogi Bear) as a student in his voice acting workshop.
Her first television voice-over role was Shelly on Jabberjaw (1976) produced by Hanna-Barbera. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, other voice-over credits included Yogi's Space Race, Buford and the Galloping Ghost, Shirt Tales, The Littles, Sherlock Hound, Dumbo's Circus, Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series and The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, as well as numerous roles on a variety of Disneyland Records read-along story recordings. She has voiced Daisy Duck on two occasions: in the 1983 Mickey Mouse theatrical featurette Mickey's Christmas Carol and at the beginning of a song called "Girl Talk" having a brief telephone conversation with Minnie Mouse (voiced by Russi Taylor) on the 1986 children's LP Totally Minnie. Parris is also known for having frequently voiced the character of Kanga on several Winnie the Pooh TV series, read-along storybooks and video games.
She occasionally voiced the recurring role of Mary Barclay on the Focus on the Family radio drama Adventures in Odyssey from 1989 to 1992. Although she is primarily a behind-the-scenes actress, Parris has done a few on-camera appearances, including the 1984 made-for-television film Attack on Fear starring Paul Michael Glaser, a 1985 episode of the prime time drama series Knots Landing and commercials. She has also provided vocals to live-action feature films such as Wolfen, Outlaw of Gor, White Fang and Look Who's Talking Now.