Frank was born Franklin Wendell Welker on March 12, 1946. He grew up in Denver, Colorado. Naturally, he became his grade school's class clown! He began his career as a stand-up comic in 1967, and opened for many famous musical acts, including Sonny & Cher and Diana Ross. Human, machine or animal, Frank's vocal talent knows no limits!



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As his voice-over career was taking off in the 1970s, Welker continued to work on-camera, appearing in such shows as Love, American Style and The Don Knotts Show. But his experience as a stand-up comedian once again earned him a coveted role when, while he was performing his act at the Comedy Store, Paul Keyes, the producer of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, spotted him and asked him to appear on the opening show of the season with featured billing. Buy it here and help keep The Frank Welker Homepage online: The Magic Behind the Voices: A Who's Who of Cartoon Voice Actors