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The Staggering Number Of Transformers Characters Voiced By Frank Welker

When it comes to beloved 1980s properties, few are as celebrated and instantly recognizable as "Transformers." The "Robots in Disguise" first entered popular culture in 1984 via toy store shelves, where kids across the globe would get to see what Hasbro's two-in-one toys were all about. Suffice to say, they became a hit in no time at all, and in the blink of an eye, names like Optimus Prime and Megatron had permeated the mainstream. In the decades since, "Transformers" has extended well beyond the original toy line and into various other forms of entertainment.

From comic books to live-action films from director Michael Bay, "Transformers" has, unsurprisingly, taken on many different forms over the years. As a result, new characters, locations, and McGuffins have emerged, iconic characters have undergone intriguing redesigns, and the story of the Autobots and the Decepticons has taken all kinds of twists and turns. Not to mention, numerous voice actors such as Peter Cullen and Corey Burton have had the chance to leave their mark on the "Transformers" saga — perhaps none more prominently than tenured voice actor Frank Welker.

In between gigs on several other beloved cartoons, Frank Welker has managed to voice a staggering number of characters in the "Transformers" universe.

Welker has provided the vocals for numerous Transformers favorites

With a history in the world of "Transformers" dating back to the very beginning, Frank Welker has taken on countless roles over the years in a variety of productions. Thus, he's voiced somewhere around 50 unique characters in television shows, movies, commercials, and video games, though some have become far more famous than others. For instance, Welker's portrayals of Megatron, Galvatron, Soundwave, and more have become the stuff of legend, while fans tend to forget his efforts as generic henchmen or seldom-seen aliens. Thankfully, his more prominent parts in "Transformers" media have paved the way for him to remain a fixture in many of the franchise's latest installments.

Be it "The Transformers," "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" or "Curious George," Frank Welker has proven time and time again that he's among the greatest voice actors to ever stand in front of a microphone. He's entertained generations of film and TV audiences, and he couldn't be more grateful for the opportunities presented to him. "This has been such a great ride. I have been fortunate to wear many hats, standup comedy, TV and movies, both voice and on-camera acting, producer/writer, and then be part of legacy shows and franchises...It is amazing," Welker told ComingSoon.net, expressing his appreciation for his career up to this point and the fans who continue to stick by him.

To put it lightly, Frank Welker is a versatile, one-of-a-kind voice actor whose performances will live on for generations to come. The "Transformers" saga and tons of its characters as we know them wouldn't be the same without him.