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George Buza is an American-born Canadian actor who is best known for voicing Beast in X-Men: The Animated Series.

Biography

Early life

George Buza was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 7, 1949. He moved to Toronto, Ontario as a young man and became a Canadian citizen in 1998

Career

Live action

George Buza played Turner Edison on Maniac Mansion for the entirety ot it's 1990 - 1993 run on YTV and The Family Channel. He also had a role on the Red Green Show. He appeared as Chief Jake McKenna multiple times in the TV series Honey I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show. In addition, he portrayed Doubar, the older brother of Sinbad, in The Adventures of Sinbad syndicated TV series, as well as a recurring role on the syndicated television series Mutant X. George was also in episode 11 of TVOntario's Read All About It, and played Buck Norris on The Strain. He was one oft the Kzamm tribe in Quest for Fire.

He also makes a small appearance as a trucker in 2000's X-Men movie, and a biker in George Romero's Diary of The Dead. He played Stuckmore in 2002's Men With Brooms. George Buza also played Lenny "The Brain" Lepinski in the Quebec-Ontario TV show called "The last Chapter." He also played Santa, the badass character that fought Krampus in the horror movie "A Christmas Horror Story."

Animation

George is probably best known for voicing Beast in X-Men: The Animated Series. He also reprised the role in the video games X-Men: Children of the Atom and both X-Men: Mutant Academy games. He also narrated the opening title and voiced several characters in Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors.

George has also provided character voices in many animated TV series. He voiced Grandpaw Granger on Beyblade, Chief Chirpa on Star Wars: Ewoks, and additional roles in Star Wars: Droids, The Busy World of Richard Scarry, Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend. The Neverending Story television series, Babar, Hammerman, Grossology, Iggy Arbuckle, Dog City, Monster Force, Franny's Feet and Tales from the Cryptkeeper.

Roles

Credits

Actor

Trivia

  • While casting Beast in X-Men: The Animated Series the creators of the series had in mind a voice that sounded like a young, bemused William F. Buckley.
  • George Buza had a small cameo in the first X-Men movie as a truck driver.
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