Peter Sallis

How can someone mean so much to so many without ever seeing their face? This is the conundrum of the voice actor, or at least it was in the era before social media when the words delivered by your favourite animated character came from some anonymous person whose name you may only recognize from the credits. Rare were the people like Mel Blanc who were celebrities on their own, and known almost as well as their cartoon characters. One might feel that this is the case with Peter Sallis, who had a long and distinguished TV and theatre career in Britain, but will be known more to North American audiences for being Wallace.  (more…)