Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dick Beals, R. I. P.

Dick Beals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Richard "Dick" Beals (born March 16, 1927 Detroit Michigan- died May 29, 2012 Vista California) was an American voice actor. He performed many voices in his career, which spanned from the early 1950s into the 21st century. He specialized primarily in doing the voices of young boys.

Perhaps his most recognizable characterization was the voice of the stop-motion animation figure called "Speedy Alka-Seltzer", featured in TV ads for more than 50 years.[1][2] Beals graduated from Michigan State University (MSU) in 1949, where he majored in radio broadcasting and puppetry. He covered intramural sports and performed in weekly radio dramas for the campus radio station WKAR. Beals was also a member of the Michigan State cheerleading squad.[3]

Hat tip to Art Scott.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No record exists of him marrying.