William Richard "Billy" West
(born April 16
) is an American voice actor, comedian, singer, musician, songwriter, and former radio personality who is best known for his voice roles as the titular characters Ren Höek
on the Nickelodeon
series The Ren & Stimpy Show
, the titular character Doug Funnie
and Roger Klotz
on the Nickelodeon series Doug
from 1991 to 1994
, and Philip J. Fry
, Hubert J. Farnsworth
, and Dr. John A. Zoidberg
on the Fox
animated sitcom Futurama
. He is also well-known for being the current voice of the Red M&M
in the M&M's
commercials since 1996
, as well as the voice of Buzz the Bee
in the Honey Nut Cheerios
commercials from 1990
. Additionally, he is known as the lead guitarist and singer of his band, Billy West and the Grief Counselors.
For Disney, 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, and 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.
Billy West attending the 2011 San Diego Comic Con.
Billy West attending the 2012 San Diego Comic Con.