Jim Cummings

Active - 1987 - 2019  |   Born - Nov 3, 1952 in Youngstown, Ohio, United States  |   Genres - Children's/Family

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  • Previously lived and worked in New Orleans designing and painting Mardi Gras floats, working as a river boat deckhand and singing and playing drums in the rock band FUSION.
  • Managed a video store in the early 1980s.
  • First major voice acting role was on Dumbo's Circus from 1985 to 1986, playing Lionel the Lion.
  • Filled in for Scar voice actor Jeremy Irons during the song "Be Prepared" in 1994's The Lion King after Irons suffered voice problems.
  • Is the first voice performer of Disney animation to reprise his role for a live-action film, reprising the roles of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger for the 2018 film Christopher Robin.