René Murat Auberjonois was an American actor, voice actor, and singer, who was best known for his film roles as Father Mulcahy in MASH and Roy Bagley in King Kong. He was also well-known for his television roles, such as Clayton Endicott III in the ABC sitcom Benson and the Changeling, Odo, in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Additionally, he voiced Flanigan in the Warner Bros. animated film, Cats Don't Dance and Master Fung in Season 1 of the Kids' WB series Xiaolin Showdown.
For Disney, his most prominent role was the voice of Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid. Other animated Disney roles include Nefir Hasenuf in the Aladdin series, Renard Dumont in The Legend of Tarzan series, Natori in the English-dubbed version of Studio Ghibli's The Cat Returns, André in Planes: Fire & Rescue, Dr. NoGood in DuckTales, Ebony Maw in Avengers Assemble, and Maurice in Wander Over Yonder.
Live action Disney roles include Professor Buonragazzo in the TV musical, Geppetto, a spin-off of the film, Pinocchio, an uncredited voice-over role as Phillipe Renaldi in The Princess Diaries, Dr. Artemus Bradford in Inspector Gadget, and Sumner in The Christmas Star, and Neil Sheridan in the ABC TV show, Grey's Anatomy.