We're moving Forums to the Community pages. Click here for more information and updates.

Cyberchase Forums

PBS Kids (ended 0000)

Cyberchase Voice Actor Dies From Heart Attack

  • Avatar of MegaHL90

    MegaHL90

    [1]Apr 10, 2006
    • member since: 06/14/05
    • level: 29
    • rank: Volgar the Enforcer
    • posts: 135
    Four Month's Ago, Len Carlson Died From A Heart Attack, The Voice Of Buzz Is To Be Determined.
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of Cali-Bunny

    Cali-Bunny

    [2]Apr 14, 2006
    • member since: 08/15/05
    • level: 4
    • rank: Thighmaster
    • posts: 279
    This is old news....he died at the age of 83, I believe. Or it was 63....

    The only thing that worries me is that Carlson and Tinkler (voice of Delete) seemed always to be able to predict when to say what while acting. The new actor may not be able to do the same.

    On the other paw, this is probably the reason why Thirteen/WNET is taking so long to make new episodes.
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of lazlo_dork

    lazlo_dork

    [3]Apr 15, 2006
    • member since: 09/17/05
    • level: 29
    • rank: Volgar the Enforcer
    • posts: 5,958
    Cyberchase might never be the same again. Who do you think would be the best voice for Buzz? It would probably be Charlie Adler.
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of Cali-Bunny

    Cali-Bunny

    [4]Apr 15, 2006
    • member since: 08/15/05
    • level: 4
    • rank: Thighmaster
    • posts: 279
    Charlie Adler? I've heard his name before, but I don't remember where.... *considers self perplexed*

    I'll go check on Thirteen/WNET for any new info.
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of lazlo_dork

    lazlo_dork

    [5]Apr 17, 2006
    • member since: 09/17/05
    • level: 29
    • rank: Volgar the Enforcer
    • posts: 5,958
    I see this show has a few options.
    1. Cancel the show.
    2. Make an episode involving Hacker firing Buzz.
    3. Hire someone else to voice Buzz.
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of delete_lover

    delete_lover

    [6]Apr 28, 2006
    • member since: 03/29/04
    • level: 6
    • rank: Small Wonder
    • posts: 157
    lazlo_dork wrote:
    I see this show has a few options.
    1. Cancel the show.
    2. Make an episode involving Hacker firing Buzz.
    3. Hire someone else to voice Buzz.


    #2 is a definite NO. Buzz has been there since the very beginning; he was even there before Digit (when the pilot, "The Poddleville Case", premiered) and it would be idiotic of the producers to get rid of him now. Besides, he and Delete are a team and, you have to admit, the show would be a total bore without them around.

    The best choice is to hire another voice actor--I've known some shows that hire different voice actors in later seasons and they do very well--you can hardly tell the difference. Hopefully they'll find another good voice actor soon enough. Otherwise, I'm going to be really ticked off.
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of lazlo_dork

    lazlo_dork

    [7]Apr 29, 2006
    • member since: 09/17/05
    • level: 29
    • rank: Volgar the Enforcer
    • posts: 5,958
    delete_lover wrote:
    lazlo_dork wrote:
    I see this show has a few options. 1. Cancel the show. 2. Make an episode involving Hacker firing Buzz. 3. Hire someone else to voice Buzz.
    #2 is a definite NO. Buzz has been there since the very beginning; he was even there before Digit (when the pilot, "The Poddleville Case", premiered) and it would be idiotic of the producers to get rid of him now. Besides, he and Delete are a team and, you have to admit, the show would be a total bore without them around. The best choice is to hire another voice actor--I've known some shows that hire different voice actors in later seasons and they do very well--you can hardly tell the difference. Hopefully they'll find another good voice actor soon enough. Otherwise, I'm going to be really ticked off.
    If they get a new one I hope they doesn't end up like Arthur. People said that show has gone downhill because of the voice changes with some of the characters (like Arthur and the Tibbles).
    Edited on 04/29/2006 7:41am
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of Cali-Bunny

    Cali-Bunny

    [8]Apr 29, 2006
    • member since: 08/15/05
    • level: 4
    • rank: Thighmaster
    • posts: 279

    delete_lover wrote:
    it would be idiotic of the producers to get rid of him now. Besides, he and Delete are a team and, you have to admit, the show would be a total bore without them around

    Hopefully they'll find another good voice actor soon enough. Otherwise, I'm going to be really ticked off.

    The producers aren't stupid, unless of course, Cyberchase itself is cancelled…oh perish the thought. *cries* You, ticked off? Oh no... *hides behind brick wall* It was the rainbow monkeys and the flying squirrels! Don't hurt me…please…

    Edited on 04/29/2006 12:22pm
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of lazlo_dork

    lazlo_dork

    [9]May 24, 2006
    • member since: 09/17/05
    • level: 29
    • rank: Volgar the Enforcer
    • posts: 5,958
    Now this episode guide says that Tim Curry is going to be the new voice of Cyberchase. Is this true?
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of MegaHL90

    MegaHL90

    [10]Jun 26, 2006
    • member since: 06/14/05
    • level: 29
    • rank: Volgar the Enforcer
    • posts: 135
    No, Charlie Alder was confirmed to be the new actor of buzz.
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of she_is_wicked

    she_is_wicked

    [11]Jun 28, 2006
    • member since: 06/23/06
    • level: 19
    • rank: Fall Guy
    • posts: 3,899
    Well, I'm sorry he died and I hope the new VA does a good job . . . and they get those new eps out
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of Julayla

    Julayla

    [12]Jul 5, 2006
    • member since: 01/08/04
    • level: 6
    • rank: Small Wonder
    • posts: 79
    Wait just a minute. Isn't that the same Charlie Alder that did Cow & Chicken (plus the Red Guy from that show) as well as Whiskers (from Brandy & Mr. Whiskers)?
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of Cali-Bunny

    Cali-Bunny

    [13]Jul 8, 2006
    • member since: 08/15/05
    • level: 4
    • rank: Thighmaster
    • posts: 279
    Yeah, and the same Charlie Adler that plays Optimatus on Loonatics Unleashed.
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of Julayla

    Julayla

    [14]Jul 8, 2006
    • member since: 01/08/04
    • level: 6
    • rank: Small Wonder
    • posts: 79
    Yay for the same guy who did all those voices (and Ickis from Ahh! Real Monsters!). I wish Charlie the best of luck! ^_^
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of DigitLeBoid

    DigitLeBoid

    [15]Jul 10, 2006
    • member since: 06/15/05
    • level: 8
    • rank: Super-Friend
    • posts: 85

    Before Len Carlson's death, he recorded three episodes for Season V, so there's still more Len Carlson to come before a new voice takes over as Buzz.  The new voice of Buzz will be Phil Williams.

    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of Julayla

    Julayla

    [16]Jul 10, 2006
    • member since: 01/08/04
    • level: 6
    • rank: Small Wonder
    • posts: 79
    Wait a sec, Paul Williams!? Aw man, now I'm confused...first they said Charlie Alder, now it's Paul Williams!? Won't someone make up their mind? *is in confusion mode*
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of DigitLeBoid

    DigitLeBoid

    [17]Jul 11, 2006
    • member since: 06/15/05
    • level: 8
    • rank: Super-Friend
    • posts: 85
    Actually, Len had recorded Four episodes before his death: A CLEAN SWEEP, DESIGNING MR. PERFECT, ECOHAVEN OOZE which will air on Nov. 25 and THE FLYING PARALLINIS, which will air in 2007. Phil's first episode will be the Halloween Howl on Oct. 31.
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of DigitLeBoid

    DigitLeBoid

    [18]Jul 11, 2006
    • member since: 06/15/05
    • level: 8
    • rank: Super-Friend
    • posts: 85
    [This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]
    Edited on 07/11/2006 9:23am
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of Mirek2

    Mirek2

    [19]Jan 20, 2007
    • member since: 11/25/06
    • level: 4
    • rank: Thighmaster
    • posts: 583
    Anxious...
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of mdrelliman

    mdrelliman

    [20]May 7, 2007
    • member since: 05/06/07
    • level: 8
    • rank: Super-Friend
    • posts: 184
     I say make more (or some) episodes that don't involve Hacker& Co.
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.