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Richard Steven Horvitz

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Occupation  Voice Actor, actor
Spouse  Kristen Lazarian
Role  Actor
Name  Richard Horvitz
Years active  1976–present

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Born  July 29, 1966 (age 49) (1966-07-29) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names  Richard Wood, Rich Horvitz
Education  University of California, Los Angeles
Movies  Summer School, Crazy, Stupid, Love
Children  Cole Horvitz, Wyatt Horvitz, Jake Elliot Horvitz
TV shows  Invader Zim, Power Rangers, The Angry Beavers, Mighty Morphin Power Ra, The Grim Adventures of Billy
Similar People  Nick Bakay, Paul Schrier, Barbara Goodson, Maxwell Atoms, Shuki Levy

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Richard Steven Horvitz, also known as Richard Wood (born July 29, 1966), is an American actor and voice actor. In the world of animation, he voiced neurotic and mentally unstable characters. He is known for his work as the voice of the original Alpha 5 in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, and Power Rangers Turbo, Razputin in Psychonauts, Kaos in the Skylanders franchise, Billy and his dad Harold in The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Grey Matter in Ben 10, Daggett in The Angry Beavers, Bumble in Kinectimals, the title character Zim in Invader Zim, Mouth in Kick Buttowski, Orthopox in the Destroy All Humans! series, Telapathopus Brain Scientist in Ratchet & Clank and the Space Weaver in Broken Age.


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Personal life

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Horvitz was born, grew up, resides and currently works in Los Angeles. Later, he taught voice acting and theater at the California State University, Northridge. He is a friend of Fred Willard, Rob Paulsen, Barry Dennen and Billy West, who voiced Zim in the pilot episode. He lives with his wife, playwright and screenwriter Kristen Lazarian, and their three sons: Cole, Jake and Wyatt. The couple's oldest of their three sons, Jake Elliot Horvitz (born April 11, 1997), was mentioned in one of his event for The Angry Beavers. He and Lazarian wrote an episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy with the episode's storyboard artist C. H. Greenblatt, "Keeper of the Reaper".


Horvitz first appeared in the 1976 Freshen Up Gum commercial, which led to other commercial appearances and several hand modeling jobs. After a brief stint in an off-Broadway production of Oliver!, he went on to make appearances on TV shows such as Kids Incorporated and Safe at Home and films, such as Summer School, How I Got Into College and Deadly Weapon. He also starred as Howie for two seasons on the 1988 syndicated television sitcom The Munsters Today which lasted three years until 1991. Howie was best friend of Marilyn Munster (played by actress Hilary Van Dyke). Starting in 1993, he changed the focus of his career to voice acting, starting with voice of Alpha 5 on the live-action series Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. This is one of Richard's often-forgotten roles that he has performed. From here, he expanded into several other particular voice roles on such animated shows as The Angry Beavers (Daggett), Invader Zim (Zim), Kim Possible, Dave the Barbarian (Ned Frischman), Zatch Bell! (Kanchomé), The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (Billy, Billy's dad), Ben 10 (Grey Matter), Squirrel Boy (Rodney), and Shorty McShorts' Shorts as Dudley. After his stint as Alpha 5 ended, Horvitz went on to voice a few monsters in other Power Rangers series, and was also the voice of Alpha 7 in the Power Rangers: Wild Force episode, "Forever Red". He also played the main character Razputin in Psychonauts, and Orthopox in Destroy All Humans!, Destroy All Humans! 2 and Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon, (not Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed) in a voice that closely resembles that of Zim (rather, what would happen if Zim adopted an English accent). He has voiced various NPCs in Everquest 2. He voiced the Berserker Darklings in The Darkness, Bumble in Kinectimals and Kaos in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. Horvitz also voiced "Green Grapes" in the Fruit of the Loom commercials. He has also acted on stage, including in Jeffrey Hatcher's "Mrs. Mannerly" in Boston.


  • Babylon 5 – Mark
  • Head of the Class – Oswald Bletch
  • MMPR/PRZ/PRTAlpha 5 (1993–1997) (voice; credited as Richard Wood, credited in Christmas video as Richard Horvitz)
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The MovieAlpha 5
  • Power Rangers in Space – Datascammer (voice) (1998)
  • Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue – Smogger (voice) (2000)
  • Power Rangers: Time Force – Mantamobile (voice) (2001)
  • Power Rangers: Wild Force (Forever Red) – Alpha 7 (2002) (voice; credited as Richard Horvitz)
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch – Various characters (voice)
  • Safe at Home – Gary Van Sickle
  • That's So Raven – Teddy: Donna Cabonna's Boyfriend (in "Adventures in Boss-Siting")
  • The Adventures of Timmy the Tooth – Sherry the Fairy (voice)
  • The Chimp Channel – Timmy Briar (voice)
  • The Munsters Today – Howie Buchanan
  • VR Troopers – Minotaurbot (2nd voice) (1995)
  • Fruit of the Loom commercials – "Green Grapes"
  • Tosh.0 – Fred Willard fan
  • Working – Craig, Elevator Passenger
  • You Can't Take It with You – Leo
  • Animation

  • The Angry BeaversDaggett Beaver
  • As Told by Ginger – Mitchey Mickelberg
  • Ben 10 – Grey Matter, Sublimino, Lepidopterran Prisoner, Arnold
  • Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures – Scott
  • Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer - Yucky
  • Bob's Burgers – Additional voices
  • KIDSCITY: The Village Dome of Kids - Jack Spyro Lloyd, Additional voices
  • The Brothers Flub – Additional voices
  • The Buzz on Maggie – Additional voices
  • ChalkZone – Additional voices
  • Codename: Kids Next Door – Crayon Boy
  • Danny Phantom – Additional voices
  • Dave the Barbarian – Ned Frischman
  • Dead Meat – Malockawokka
  • Detention – Additional voices
  • Dexter's Laboratory – Additional voices
  • El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera – Dr. Chipotle Sr., Diego, Dr. Chipotle Jr.
  • The Fairly OddParents – Bird
  • Finley the Fire Engine – Dex (U.S. Version)
  • Fish Hooks – Ninja
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends – Additional voices
  • Freakazoid! – Additional voices
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & MandyBilly, Harold, Additional voices
  • Histeria! – Additional voices
  • Invader ZimZim, Additional voices
  • Johnny Bravo – Ticket Taker, Bag Boy, Dr. Pencilneck, Guard
  • KaBlam! – Additional voices
  • Kick Buttowski: Suburban DaredevilMouth
  • Kids WB Big Cartoonie Show - Kirby
  • Kim Possible – Aviarius (in "Go Team Go")
  • The Legend of Prince Valiant – Additional voices
  • The Loud House - Chaz and Joey (in Party Down)
  • Mad – Flop-Flips Announcer, Surgeon
  • The Mammal Team – Nutbite
  • The Mighty B! – Additional voices
  • Milo Murphy's Law – Additional voices
  • Mixels - Mixadel, Scrud, Splasho
  • Mqueen Zoom – Professor Shortbody
  • New Looney Tunes - Impkin the Pumpkin King
  • Poochini's Yard – Additional voices
  • Rick and Morty – Additional voices
  • Rocko's Modern Life – Additional voices
  • Rugrats – Various Teenage Characters
  • Shorty McShorts' Shorts – Dudley, Guard
  • Skylanders Academy - Kaos
  • Squirrel BoyRodney J. Squirrel
  • Static Shock – Jimmy Osgood
  • Tiny Toon Adventures – Additional voices
  • Totally Spies! – Theodor
  • Underfist: Halloween Bash – Billy, Harold
  • Anime

  • Duel Masters – Fritz
  • Zatch Bell!Kanchome (2005–2006), Additional voices
  • Audiobooks

  • Goosebumps - Attack of the Mutant - Skipper Matthews (1996)
  • Awards and nominations

  • Nominated – Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Television Production for Invader Zim2001
  • References

    Richard Steven Horvitz Wikipedia

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