Valentine "Val" Bettin is an American voice actor, who is known for using an English accent in all of his roles. For Disney, he voiced Dr. David Q. Dawson and a thug guard in the 1986 Disney animated feature film, The Great Mouse Detective. He also voiced The Sultan of Agrabah in The Return of Jafar (1994), Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996), and the Aladdin television series (and Hamed), replacing Douglas Seale. He even voiced Archimedes Q. Porter in the Tarzan video game.

Bettin was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin. In 1948, he went to England to enroll in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated in 1950. There he met his wife Hildy. They returned to the United States in order for him to become a drama teacher in Iowa.

He has acted in a variety of mediums, notably films like Somewhere in Time, The Man Who Wasn't There, Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase, Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story, and Shrek as well as television show like Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour, Webster, Great Scott!, and W.I.T.C.H.

Disney Filmography

Year Film Position
1986 The Great Mouse Detective Dr. David Q. Dawson/Thug Guard
1987 Young Harry Houdini" Dr. Allworth
1994 The Return of Jafar The Sultan
1994-1995 Aladdin The Sultan
1996 Aladdin and the King of Thieves The Sultan
1996 Mighty Ducks Sarks, Episode: "Mondo-Man"
1996 Gargoyles Egon Pax, Episode: "To Serve Mankind"
1997 Pepper Ann Sanford I. Paper, Episode: "The Big Pencil/Sani-Paper"
1998 Hercules King Tivius, Episode: "Hercules and the Jilt Trip"

Disney Roles


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