Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon


New York, New York, USA

Birth Name

Pamela Segall



Also Known As

Pamela S. Adlon, Pamela Segall Adlon, Pamela Segal, Pam Adlon
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Pamela Adlon (born in 1966 in New York City, New York) provides voices of many famous characters of memorable kids' shows. She is best known for providing the voice of Bobby Hill on the animated series King of the Hill, And Ashley Spinelli in the Disney hit "Recess".…more


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    • Pamela Adlon: We get on the red carpet, and somebody says, `You have to get off the carpet because Paula Abdul is getting her picture taken'. They're like, `It's Paula Abdul!' I'm like, `[expletive] her, I'm getting an Emmy!'

    • [On why she did Lucky Louie]
      Pamela Adlon: I wasn't really actively pursuing on-camera roles for the past seven years because I've been having kids, and working in animation. This year, I kind of had to get out there because one of my shows was ending.

    • [Her first impressions of Lucky Louie]
      Pamela Adlon: I wasn't expecting much at first. You get a script and your first thought is, Can I play this part? Usually my barometer for looking at a character for myself is, if they say in the script that she's pretty or hot or has [expletive], I tell my agents I'm not gonna bother. When I got the pilot script, I gave it to my husband. He never reads anything, but I said, Honey, you have to read this. Somebody put a camera in our house. This is insane. I'm never gonna get this, but you gotta read it because it's just funny. Let's just read it to have fun.

    • [On King of the Hill]
      Pamela Adlon: I'm stunned by the level of the scripts. They let all these natural moments happen, there's actual silence on a TV show. It feels like classic television, like we're working on something that will last.

    • Pamela Adlon: When I got into voice over 14 years ago, it hadn't exploded at that point, it was the bastard stepchild of acting. It was assumed that if you did voice over your face was too [expletive] up to be on camera.

    • Pamela Adlon: When Will & Grace did a 100th episode, they all got a Porsche. When we did a 100th episode, we got AstroTurf coasters.

  • The one who has inspired me.

    Though, she has done many shows, majority of them with the same voices, when i went over my cazy phase of bieng obbssessed with recess, she was one of my favorite voice actors, and once i saw in the behind the scenes look in the recess movie, and saw how much fun not only her, but the others were having.

    I just knew that this was a job i wanted and dreamt of.moreless
  • Pamela is great in capturing and portraying all that makes Bobby the sensative observer of Arlen!

    I can never forget Bobby\'s voice saying \"I\'ve got Gout!\" in exusing his boyfriend slackery to his girlfriend Connie. Pamela does an awesome job (as does Mike Judge) in showing the many facets of Bobby as he his sensitive to Peggy\'s need to feel needed, Hank\'s need to feel respected, and still be comfortable just being Bobby while priding himself in pleasing everyone else.