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William Richard "Billy" Werstine is an American voice actor, comedian, singer, musician, songwriter, and former radio personality. He is best known for his numerous voice roles such as the titular characters Ren Höek and Stimpy in the Nickelodeon series The Ren & Stimpy Show from 1991 to 1996; and Philip J. Fry, Hubert J. Farnsworth, and Dr. John A. Zoidberg on the Fox sci-fi sitcom Futurama from 1999 to 2013.

He voiced Ellyvan in the Playhouse Disney/Disney Junior series Jungle Junction; Rocket Raccoon in Ultimate Spider-Man; Bashful, Gnome King, and Bingo in the Disney XD animated series The 7D; Dr. Caliostro, Dr. Exceter, Pimon, NASA scientist, and Julian DewBerry in Timon & Pumbaa; Grimtrix in Sofia the First; and provided additional character voices in Dinosaur and Gargoyles.

Billy West voiced the titular character Doug Funnie and Roger Klotz in the Nickelodeon series Doug from 1991 to 1994; He didn't reprise the role in the Disney role simply because Disney couldn't afford him after his fame grew from voicing Ren and Stimpy.[1] Jim Jinkins argues that he worked hard to keep West on the series, claiming that the deal the company offered him was breaking their budget.[2] In 2013, West said he'd prefer it if Nickelodeon resumed production on its version of Doug and not Disney.[3]


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  1. Mathew Klickstein (February 13, 2012). "You Don't Know Doug, Part Two: Moral Underpinnings, From Nick to Disney, and New Voice Actors". The Awl Retrieved on October 23, 2014.
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  3. "INTERVIEW: Futurama star Billy West thinks the series isn't really ending". TheWeek.com Retrieved on 2013-06-20.
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