Tress MacNeille

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Tress MacNeille

Born

California

Birth Name

Tress MacNeille

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Tress McNeille, Tress MacNeil, Tress MacNielle, Tress Mac Neille, Tress Macneille
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Tress MacNeille is one of the most renowned voice actors in the industry. Many heavyweights in the business consider her amongst the most talented voice actors in history. A veteran of the industry, she has been doing voice overs since the late 1970s; a few of her credits…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Tress has appeared in the opening sequence of every episode of Lloyd In Space.

    • Awards:

      2003:
      DVD Premiere Award - Best Animated Character Performance
      For: Anastasia in Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (nominated).

      2000:
      Annie Award - Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Feature Production
      For: Dot Warner in Wakko's Wish (nominated).

      Annie Award - Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television Production
      For: The World's Oldest Woman in Histeria! (nominated).

      1997:
      Annie Award - Best Individual Achievement: Voice Acting by a Female Performer in a TV Production
      For: Debbie Douglas in Freazoid! (nominated).

      1995:
      Annie Award - Outstanding Voice Acting in the Field of Animation
      For: Dot Warner in Animaniacs (nominated).

    • Tress has been nominated for four Annie Awards. Twice she has been nominated for playing Dot Warner, once for playing Debbie Douglas and once for playing The World's Oldest Woman.

    • Tress features in 3 Futurama Audio Commentaries:
      "The Day The Earth Stood Stupid" (S3E07), "Future Stock" (S3E21) and "The 30% Iron Chef" (S3E22).

    • Tress is uncredited as the voice of Boobarella on The Simpsons. Boobarella is a parody of Cassandra Peterson's character, Elvira, the host of Movie Macabre.

    • In 1995 Tress met 50 people who won a contest which gave them a day trip to the set of Animaniacs to meet the voice overs, orchestra and other crew members.

    • Tress MacNeille took over the role of Lunch Lady Doris after her original voice actress, Doris Grau, passed away. The character was originally set to be "Retired" after her death, but 10 years later she was brought back into the show with Tress as her voice over.

    • Tress has sung on The Simpsons twice; performing "We Put The Spring In Springfield" in the episode "Bart After Dark", and "See My Vest" in "Two Dozen & One Greyhounds".

    • The character of Belle from The Simpsons was originally set to be voiced by a celebrity doing a guest part on the show, however when the producers heard Tress do her impression at the table read, and sing the song "We Put The Spring In Springfield" perfectly, they gave the part to her.

    • Tress MacNeille does a voice on the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland.

    • Tress was mis-credited as the voice of "Jimbo Jones" on The Simpsons.

    • Billy West described Tress as "The woman who set the standard" in the voiceover industry.

    • Tress MacNeille has appeared in over 15 separate projects with fellow Futurama voice over, Billy West. The two are good friends.

    • Tress has featured in 157 out of 392 episodes of The Simpsons

    • Tress appeared in 68 out of 72 episodes of Futurama.

    • Tress MacNeille did an on screen part in the TV series, Cheers.

    • Among Tress MacNeille's first film/tv projects you can find: Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1979), Hyakujû ô Go-Lion (1981) and The Smurfs (1981).

    • She was nominated for the Annie DVD Premiere Award.

    • Tress appeared in a small part in the motion picture Elvira: Mistress of the Dark.

    • Tress MacNeille will be in The Simpsons movie.

    • Besides doing extensive voice work, Tress has worked with Weird Al Yankovic.

    • Like Phil LaMarr, Tress once was part of The Groundlings.

    • She is the current voice of Daisy Duck.

    • She played Edwina, Edwin's female self on Baldures Gate II.

  • Quotes

    • Billy West: What are you doing here?
      Tress MacNeille: The aksed me.

    • (While watching Futurama episode, "Future Stock")
      Tress MacNeille: (Laughing hysterically) That's my favourite line! "Jam a bastard in it, you crap!", in case you missed that.

    • Billy West: Tress, I love you. Lock the door, don't let her out! I love this woman!

    • Tress MacNeille: This is Tress MacNeille: your Audio Guide.

    • Nancy Cartwright: [Tress] is one of the most under-acknowledged voice-over talents in the industry. She does what it would normally take ten actresses to do. She is quiet and keeps to herself, diligently working in the background - a total pro.

    • (About her Futurama character, Mom, and how blunt she is.)
      Tress MacNeille: She only scratches the surface of really what we want to say.

    • (About one of the Futurama writers jokingly calling another writer an "asshole")
      Tress: (Humorously) He meant that in the ameliorative sense, not the pejorative sense. Certainly.

    • (While the Futurama cast and crew are having an in depth conversation about Modular Addition codes and computer science.)
      Tress MacNeille: I can wrap my legs around my head!
      (Everyone laughs)

    • (On the results of a pet show in Futurama episode "The Day The Earth Stood Stupid")
      Tress MacNeille: (Dramatically) This'll end in tears!

    • (Describing the spaceship of Futurama character "Nibbler")
      Tress MacNeille: Aw with the special thing for the... dohickey and the deedlymabopper!

    • Tress MacNeille: They almost strained their brains!

    • (On the ham in Futurama episode "The Day The Earth Stood Stupid")
      Tress MacNeille: You don't see ham like that much anymore, do you? I know it's a comic ham, but it's delicious looking.

    • Tress MacNielle: Here for you and your edification.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Dot and Babs.

    10
    Alright, most people know her for her work on "The Simpsons", but to me, she's Babs Bunny and Dot Warner, from Tiny Toon Adventures and Animanics. Now I'm sure she's had a jillion other roles for a jillion diffrent companies, but those 90's Warner Brother cartoons are some of her best. She can pull off the insanly cute voice, and not sound like an idiot. That takes talent! Most people who try to do the cute voice sound either annoying and giggly or annoying and more annoying. Not her! But not only that, she can sing when she needs too (though it isn't really her strong point) and she has a billion other voices besides cute... and that's just judging from Tiny Toons and Animaniacs!moreless
  • Tress MacNeille knows exactly what she's doing! She knows how to perform better than anybody. Tress is the best voice actor ever.

    10
    Tress MacNeille is, by far, my favorite voice actress (and actress in general). She has got an amazing range. She can act, she can sing, and she can definitely make me laugh. Her timing is perfect in nearly every performance. She knows how to deliver. She knows the right tone, the right pitch, the right way to say everything. My favorite character that Tress does is Dot because, while Dot is sometimes adorable, she also sometimes has a bit of a temper. It is split-personality characters like Dot that Tress does better than anybody in the industry. Almost every character she does is either insane, sleazy, or obnoxious, and I can she why she is picked for those roles. She knows how to portray it. It just comes naturally to her.moreless
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