Frank Kenneth "Ken" Sansom was an American actor and voice actor, who took over the voice of Rabbit for The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and all forms of the franchise up until 2010. He also voiced characters in TaleSpin, the featurette The Small One, and appeared on screen as a lawyer in Herbie Rides Again.
Sansom was born on April 2, 1927, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He enlisted in the United States Navy soon after graduating from East High School. Despite enrolling at the University of Utah, he did not complete his studies due to being called to duty. After the war, he transferred to Brigham Young University, where he received a bachelor's degree in radio broadcasting in 1949. He was recalled back into service during the Korean War where he served as a member of the United Service Organizations, providing entertainment to American troops while in Korea.
Sansom started his career with a radio show in Los Angeles called Sansom and Then Some and find work playing small roles in television shows, like Mayberry R.F.D., The Brady Bunch, Days of Our Lives, Charlie's Angels, and Murder, She Wrote as well as films, like The Long Goodbye, The Sting, Where Have All the People Gone?, Airport 1975, and Funny Lady. Later he took up voice acting fulltime for in films, like Shinbone Alley, Banjo the Woodpile Cat, Nutcracker Fantasy, Gallavants, Starchaser: The Legend of Orin, The Chipmunk Adventure, and Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School. He also provided the voice of Hound in The Transformers.
Sansom died on October 8, 2012 in Holladay, Utah due to complications of a stroke.