He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was known for providing the voice of the original Furby, as well as the voice of Newton Gimmick and other voices in the popular toy series The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin in the 1980s. Also he provided the voices for Frankie, Mr. Hopsalot, and Edison in the Jumpstart games.
He died on February 11, 2004 from complications following leg surgery at age 56 in Burbank, California. He was buried at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Patricia Lentz, his daughters Marcella Lentz-Pope and Melissa Pope and his son Alex Pope.