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William Richard Werstine, known professionally as Billy West, is an American voice actor, musician, and former radio personality, known for his countless voice roles in animated shows and films.

For Disney, he voiced Ellyvan in the Playhouse Disney/Disney Jr. series Jungle Junction, Dr. Caliostro, Dr. Exeter, Pimon, NASA scientist, and Julian DewBerry in Timon & Pumbaa, Rocket Raccoon in Ultimate Spider-Man, Bashful, Gnome King, Johnny Sage, and Bingo in the Disney XD animated series The 7D, Grimtrix in Sofia the First, Hungry Larry in Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Nick Mulligan in Big City Greens, and provided additional voices in Gargoyles and Dinosaur.

Additionally, he voiced the titular character, Doug Funnie, and Roger Klotz in the Nickelodeon series Doug from 1991 to 1994. He did not reprise these roles in the Disney version that followed in 1996, simply because Disney could not afford him after his fame grew from voicing Ren and Stimpy.[1] Doug creator 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] (West did, however, reprise the voice of Doug for a Nonstop Nicktoons Weekend bumper that aired in November 1996, two months after Disney's Doug premiered.)

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