You may not recognize the name Billy West, but his voices are unmistakable.
West plays the characters Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg and Zapp Brannigan on the animated series Futurama, which recently began airing new episodes on Comedy Central after a seven-year hiatus. He provided the voices of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in the 1996 movie Space Jam and played both Ren and Stimpy at various points on Nickelodeon’s animated show Ren and Stimpy. In 1998, Entertainment Weekly named him the heir to voiceover royalty when it dubbed him the "new Mel Blanc."
West tells Fresh Air contributor Dave Davies that doing voices has always come naturally to him.