Three-time Emmy nominated actor Bob Bergen announced to his parents when he was five he wanted to be Porky Pig. His mother replied, “You can’t be Porky Pig. You’re Jewish.” Despite this, he was determined. At fourteen he phoned Mel Blanc after researching a dozen or so phone books, crashed a recording session pretending to be Blanc’s assistant, and watched him in action.
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Realizing he needed training, and for his voice to change, he began studying voice-over with every vo coach LA had to offer. Combined with two years at a Meisner acting conservatory and three years of improv study with The Groundlings, he was able to secure an agent at eighteen and pursue his dream, while tour guiding at Universal Studios allowed him to eat. He’s performed in all aspects of on-camera television: from sitcoms to soaps to game shows – hosting Jep!, the kids’ version of Jeopardy! for GSN.
His voice is heard in thousands of commercials, promos, games, animated programs and specials. He’s voiced dozens of animated and live-action features, including Gremlins, Minions, Dunston Checks in, Sing, Despicable Me 3, Wreck it Ralph, The Secret Life of Pets, Trolls, The Santa Clause 2 & 3, Tangled, Tinker Bell, Spirited Away, Cars, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Akira, Iron Giant, The Emperor’s New Groove, Space Jam, Lupin the 3rd: Castle of Cagliostro, WALL-E, Toy Story 2 & 3, and Up.
For 20 years he’s voiced Luke Skywalker in dozens of games, as well as three Robot Chicken: Star Wars specials. Recent series work includes Star Wars Resistance, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, Dallas & Robo, Clarence, Vampirina, Mr. Pickles, TripTank, Robot Chicken, and Curious George.
2020 marks his 30th year voicing Porky Pig. He currently stars as Porky in over 200 new Looney Tunes Cartoons shorts.