Jim Cummings (born November 3, 1952) is an American voice actor, who has appeared in over 400 roles.
One of the most iconic voice actors in animation from the 1980's onwards, Jim Cummings was born in Ohio but spent most of his early life in New-Orleans, where his earliest ventures into artistic works took place, as he designed and painted Mardi Gras floats and acted as a singer and drummer for the local rock band FUSION. After marrying, Cummings moved to Anaheim, California, where he managed a video store.
Launching a career in voice acting with The Transformers in 1984, portraying the temperamental robot Afterburner and the villainous shark-like android Rippersnapper. Cumming soon got his start at Disney as the voice of Lionel the Lion and Aunt Fira in Dumbo's Circus. Among many other roles, Jim Cummings also became the voice of many a recurring character, either creating the role or taking over from a deceased or retired voice actor; these include Winnie the Pooh, Darkwing Duck, Peg-Leg Pete, Monterey Jack, Negaduck and Don Karnage.
Additionally, in the non-canonical, parodic webcast Darkwing Duck: The Movie Kickstarter Project (2013), Cummings portrayed an incompetent version of himself, becoming one of many actors who have played themselves in Disney Comics-related media.