Charles Michael "Charlie" Adler (born October 2, 1956) is an American voice director and voice actor.
Adler was born in Paterson, New Jersey on October 2, 1956. In the mid 1960s, his family moved to Massachusetts. His sister Cheryl Adler is a psychotherapist who wrote the book Sober University. Growing up, Adler was a "TV junkie", a fan of The Three Stooges, Rocky and Bullwinkle, and Irene Ryan's Granny Moses from The Beverly Hillbillies.
Adler's first professional acting job was in a commercial in 1971. Afterwards, he took a break from acting. During this time, Adler worked a variety of jobs, including waiter, janitor, paper delivery man, floor stripper, house painter, remedial reading teacher, and caretaker for an Episcopal church.
In 1985, after convincing the head of the Abrams, Rubiloff, and Lawrence agency to allow him to audition for their voice over department, Adler went to a private audition for Ginny McSwain and Arlene Thornton. An agent had praised him in front of them as the "next Frank Welker". Despite the fact that McSwain recalls that he blew their minds, Adler recalls them having "no interest in him". Having no demo, they arranged for him to record an audition. Adler improvised characters on the spot during the tape, which impressed both McSwain and Thornton, however left him so embarrassed with his behavior that he performed with his back to them and his face hidden with a hat and sunglasses.
His voice acting career had taken off, Adler landed the roles of Nat Smurfling in the fourth season of The Smurfs, Rowdy Roddy Pipper in Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling, Silverbolt in The Transformers, and Eric Raymond in Jem.
After portraying Ralph / Rita in The Redd Foxx Show, Adler was completely dissatisfied with working on a TV series and how "you spend your whole life going, 'God, I just want to be in a TV show and have a parking space.' Then I got it and it was just so not what I wanted to do." That is when animation "grabbed him".
He became active chiefly in animation, his roles include reprising as Spike in My Little Pony, Low-Light in G.I. Joe, Mr. O'Greasy in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Deputy Fuzz and Tex Hex in Bravestarr, Cavey, Jr. in The Flintstone Kids, Pinky Dalton in The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound, Quark and Zappy in Rockin' with Judy Jetson, the Hamburglar in a few McDonald's commercials, Mad Dog, Hacksaw, and Howard Huge in TaleSpin, Dripple in Tom and Jerry Kids, and the bear from darkest Peru in Hanna-Barbera's version of Paddington Bear.
In 1990, Adler lent his voice to Buster Bunny on Tiny Toon Adventures. The show's producer Tom Ruegger recalled that he and voice director Andrea Romano insisted Steven Spielberg cast Adler, due to his bringing "a great deal of energy" to Buster. During season 3 of the show in 1992, Adler abruptly walked off from the show after a dispute with the producers. While voice actors with smaller roles in the show were given starring roles in Tiny Toons' successor Animaniacs, Adler had become upest when he had not been given a role in that show. John Kassir replaced Adler as the voice of Buster by the end of season 3.
In 1993, Adler went on to portray Chance "T-Bone" Furlong in Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron, Bill in The Terrible Thunderlizards, Ickis in Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Ed Bighead, Bev Bighead, and other characters in Rocko's Modern Life, Stalker Slaughter in Captain Planet and the Planeteers, and Screwball Squirrel and reprising his role of Dripple in Droopy, Master Detective.
In 1995, he voiced several characters on multiple What a Cartoon! episodes, such as Gramps, Awfully Lucky, Yoink! of the Yukon, and No Smoking. In the latter, he played Cow, Chicken and The Red Guy. No Smoking was a pilot created by David Feiss, which was greenlit to be a series in 1997 with Adler on board to reprise his characters, which now included a new character, I.R. Baboon, for a new segment within the show. The hit program Cow and Chicken ran from 1997-1999, receiving multiple awards and nominations, including an Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production for Adler as Cow.
His voice directing career began in the late 1990s with Rugrats and continued with other Klasky Csupo franchises. Adler has since directed The Wild Thornberrys, All Grown Up, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, The Replacements and many more.
Adler also voiced Dr. Peacock in the Froot Loops commercials, Patrick Winks and Mr. Hornsby on Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, and SAVO on Danger Rangers and Mr. Whiskers in Brandy & Mr. Whiskers
In 2002, Adler directed his own short movie No Prom for Cindy in which he also played the title character.
In 2007, Adler voiced in Michael Bay's live-action Transformers film series, providing the voice of Starscream after having voiced the characters of Silverbolt and Triggerhappy in The Transformers. Just as Chris Latta voiced both Starscream and Cobra Commander in the Sunbow cartoons, Adler voiced Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Resolute and G.I. Joe: Renegades.
- Tiny Toon Adventures - Writer (1 episode)
- Rugrats - Voice director (78 episodes)
- Todd McFarlane's Spawn - Voice director
- The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald - Voice director (6 episodes)
- The Wild Thornberrys - Voice director (91 episodes and the pilot)
- Stressed Eric - Voice director (13 episodes)
- The Rugrats Movie - Voice director
- 100 Deeds For Eddie McDowd - Voice director
- The Brothers Flub - Voice director
- Rocket Power - Voice director (71 episodes)
- Rugrats in Paris - Voice director
- As Told By Ginger - Voice director (60 episodes and the pilot)
- Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Voice director
- The Wild Thornberrys Movie - Voice director
- No Prom for Cindy - Director and writer
- Rugrats Go Wild! - Voice director
- All Grown Up - Voice director (55 episodes)
- Stripperella - Voice director (13 episodes)
- The Buzz on Maggie - Casting and voice director
- The Happy Elf - Casting and voice director
- Bratz - Casting and voice director
- Bratz: Rock Angelz – Casting and voice director
- Bratz: Genie Magic – Casting and voice director
- Bratz: Passion 4 Fashion Diamondz – Casting and voice director
- Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes - Voice director
- Me, Eloise - Casting and voice director
- The Emperor's New School - Casting and voice director (31 episodes)
- The Replacements - Casting and voice director (52 episodes)
- various Klasky-Csupo pilots - Voice director
- Phineas and Ferb - Voice director (1 episode)
- The Blue Elephant – Voice director (U.S. dub)
- Dead Space: Downfall - Voice director
- The Nutty Professor - Voice director
- Immigrants - Voice director
- The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack - Casting and voice director (26 episodes)
- Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic - Voice director
- Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet - Voice director
- Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat - Voice director
- Johnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood - Casting and voice director
- Bubble Guppies - Voice director
- Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch - Voice director
- Wabbit - Casting and voice director
- Top Cat Begins - Voice director
|2013||Khumba||Wild Dog/Dassie Leader|
|2011||Transformers: The Ride - 3D||Starscream|
|2011||Transformers: Dark of the Moon||Starscream|
|2009||The Haunted World of El Superbeasto||Krongarr/Mooney McMoon/Albino Singer|
|2009||G.I. Joe: Resolute||Cobra Commander/Flint/Gung-Ho/Hard Master/Stalker|
|2009||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||Starscream|
|2006||Bratz: Passion 4 Fashion - Diamondz||Big Daddy||direct to video|
|2005||The Happy Elf||Proctor||direct to video|
|2005||Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild||Beaver||direct to video|
|2005||Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry||Grammy||direct to video|
|2003||Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure||Templeton/Lurvy||direct to video|
|2003||The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The Legend of McDonald-Land Loch||Hamburglar||short movie|
|2002||The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Have Time, Will Travel||Hamburglar||short movie|
|2002||The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Birthday World||Hamburglar/McNugget #3||short movie|
|2000||Rugrats in Paris: The Movie||Inspector|
|1999||The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The Visitors from Outer Space||Hamburglar/McNugget #3||short movie|
|1999||The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The Legend of Grimace Island||Hamburglar/McNugget #3||short movie|
|1998||The Rugrats Movie||United Express Driver|
|1998||The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Scared Silly||Hamburglar/McNugget #3/McSplorer||short movie|
|1998||Rusty: A Dog's Tale||Agent the Snake|
|1996||Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible||Loki||direct to video|
|1996||The Flintstones Christmas in Bedrock||Additional Voices||short movie|
|1994||The Bears Who Saved Christmas||Christopher and Bobby Bucktooth||short movie|
|1994||Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights||Captain/guard||TV movie|
|1993||Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby||Rocky||TV movie|
|1993||Once Upon a Forest||Waggs|
|1992||Aladdin||Gazeem/Melon Merchant/Nut Merchant|
|1992||Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation||Buster Bunny||direct to video|
|1990||The Prince and the Pauper||Weasel Guards/Pig Driver/Peasants||short movie|
|1990||DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp||Additional Voices|
|1990||Roller Coaster Rabbit||Carnival Barker||theatrical short|
|1989||The Little Mermaid||Additional Voices|
|1989||Police Academy 6: City Under Siege||The Mastermind||uncredited role|
|1988||BraveStarr: The Movie||Deputy Fuzz/Tex Hex|
|1988||The Good, the Bad and Huckleberry Hound||Pinky Dalton/newscaster||TV movie|
|1988||Rockin with Judy Jetson||Quark/Zappy||TV movie|
|1987||The Chipmunk Adventure|
|1987||G.I. Joe: The Movie||Low Light||direct to video|
|1986||My Little Pony: The End of Flutter Valley||Spike||direct to video|
|1986||My Little Pony: The Movie||Spike/Woodland Creature|
|1985||Rainbow Brite & the Star Stealer||Popo|
|2014||Wander Over Yonder||Stok||(1 episode) "The Timebomb"|
|2013–present||Marvel's Avengers Assemble||M.O.D.O.K.||Main role|
|2014||The Tom and Jerry Show||Polly's Owner||"One of a Kind"|
|2012-2014||Ben 10: Omniverse||Hokestar|
<ref>tags exist, but no
<references/>tag was found