- Was a member of the very first graduating class of the National Theatre School of Canada.
- First voice-over role was announcing the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1967.
- Has voiced the Transformers character Optimus Prime for over three decades.
- Based his Optimus Prime voice on his older brother, a retired Marine Corps soldier.
- First actor to give a voice to Nintendo's mascot Mario, on the Saturday Supercade series.