Peter Cullen

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Peter Claver Cullen (born July 28, 1941) is a Canadian voice actor. The most prominent characters he has voiced are Eeyore in the Winnie-the-Pooh franchise and Optimus Prime (as well as Ironhide) in the original Transformers series. Cullen reprised his role as Optimus Prime in Michael Bay's live-action Transformers film series and the Transformers: War for Cybertron video game, as well as its sequel, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. He was once again cast as Optimus Prime for the new TV series, Transformers: Prime in 2010. Cullen was born in Montreal, Quebec to Henry L. Cullen and Muriel McCann. He is a member of the first graduating class of the National Theatre School of Canada, which graduated in 1963. His brother, Larry Cullen, was a retired Captain in the United States Marine Corps, and helped inspire the voice of Optimus Prime. In 1968, he appeared as Giles with Joan Stuart as 'Penelope' in L'Anglaise, a CBC sitcom about a French-Canadian husband with an English-Canadian wife (CBC's Funny You Should Say That). He also performed a French-Canadian astronaut character named Bebe LaToque alongside Ted Zeigler for a 1969 children's show on CFCF-TV in Montreal.
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