He voiced both Cogsworth and the opening narrator in Beauty and the Beast, Governor Ratcliffe and Wiggins in Pocahontas, Fenton Q. Harcourt in Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Mr. Jolly in Teacher's Pet, Jumba Jookiba in the Lilo & Stitch franchise, Kamaji in the English dub of Spirited Away, Mr. Piccolo in the English dub of Porco Rosso, and the Archdeacon in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He also voiced the Narrator in My Neighbors the Yamadas, and an announcer in THX 1138.
He has also narrated several Winnie the Pooh stories. He was also the narrator in the American Dragon: Jake Long episode, "The Talented Mr. Long". He portrayed J.W. Harper in the film Iron Will, Alexei Jovanovic in the film Jungle 2 Jungle, Laius in Mighty Aphrodite, Judge Justin Beach in Bad Company, and Henry Spivey in Krippendorf's Tribe. He also voiced the King and the Prime Minister in the Mary Poppins short The Cat That Looked at a King.
He also played Ken Bradfield in Everyone Says I Love You.
He died at his home in Newport, Oregon, on March 3, 2018, at the age of 75 from bladder cancer.
Songs performed in Disney movies
- "Something There"
- "Human Again"
- "Mine, Mine, Mine"
- "The Bells of Notre Dame"
- "Things Are Not What They Appear"