|Born|| William Richard West|
April 16, 1950
Detroit, Michigan, United States
William Richard "Billy" West (born April 16, 1950) is an American voice actor.
West is best known for his voice-work on The Ren & Stimpy Show, Doug and Futurama, voicing multiple main characters on all three shows. West's most notable film work was in Space Jam (1996) providing the voice of both Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd.
On Ren & Stimpy, he was originally only the voice of Stimpy the cat. However, series creator John Kricfalusi, who voiced Ren Höek, was fired for delivering episodes late. There, West took over the role of Ren and Mr. Horse for the remainder of the Nickelodeon run. From the same series, West would voice The Gilded Yak in the video game Nicktoons MLB, released in 2011. Coincidentally, his successor as Stimpy, Eric Bauza, who voiced the character for the Adult Party cartoon, reprised the role for the same video game.
He also voiced Rancid Rabbit and Mr. Sunshine on CatDog. He was even the voice of Zim in the unaired Invader Zim pilot. His most recent recurring or main role in a Nickelodeon production was as the voice of Principal Razinski on My Life as a Teenage Robot.