Rob Paulsen

Rob is the voice of Pinky from “Pinky and the Brain,” Raphael (and Donatello) from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and Carl Wheezer from “Jimmy Neutron.” He has an Emmy, Annie and Peabody Award.

Hulu has started airing all new episodes of Speilberg’s “Animaniacs.” The show which was introduced to millenials 30 years ago will return with the original cast including Rob voicing Yakko, one of the Warner siblings who lives in the water tower on the Warner Bros. lot. The show has been picked up for a 3rd season.

Rob’s memoir Voice Lessons (released by Viva Editions, an imprint of Start Publishing), chronicles his journey with cancer. Ironically a man who uses his voice for work found himself with throat cancer (now recovered.)

Newfound Sense of Empathy Makes Cancer Survivor ‘Feel More Human’

April 8th 2022

After surviving cancer and the many bad days that come with a diagnosis, voice actor Rob Paulsen noted that he had a newfound sense of empathy that helped him out of some of his darkest days.

‘Authentically Empathic’ Late-Stage Patient Inspires Fellow Cancer Survivor

March 28th 2022

When lovers of “Pinky and the Brain,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and other cartoons gathered in voice actor Rob Paulsen’s hospital room, he took particular notice of one exuberant woman with cancer who was extroverted and kind, despite not having long to live.

‘What Is a Hassle Anymore?’ Survivor Highlights Cancer’s Platinum Lining

November 2nd 2021

After missing his flight, voice actor Rob Paulsen recorded a vlog in the airport where he discusses the “platinum lining” behind his cancer diagnosis when it comes to everyday hassles like travel.

Voice Actor Discusses the ‘Platinum Lining’ Behind His Throat Cancer Diagnosis

July 30th 2021

Rob Paulsen is the voice behind many beloved cartoon characters, but after receiving a cancer diagnosis, he discovered a whole new way to relate to others.

Speaking Up About Head and Neck Cancers

June 4th 2020

Voice actor Rob Paulsen opens up about how a lump on his neck led to a stage 3 diagnosis.

Rob Paulsen on Facing Cancer and the Pandemic with a Smile

April 18th 2020

Dealing with cancer can be a stressful enough experience without having to navigate a worldwide pandemic, as many are doing due to COVID-19. But according to Rob Paulsen, voice actor and throat cancer survivor, the key to making it through each day may be in finding a reason to smile.

A Powerful Voice in Head and Neck Cancer

April 16th 2020

This week on the CURE Talks Cancer podcast, we spoke with voice actor Rob Paulsen, who was diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic squamous cell carcinoma in 2016, about how his experience helped him find a reason to smile, even when times get tough.