|Born|| William Richard West|
April 16, 1950
Detroit, Michigan, United States
William Richard "Billy" West (born April 16, 1950) is an American voice actor who is best known for his voice-work on The Ren & Stimpy Show, Doug and Futurama, voicing multiple main characters on all three shows.
On Ren & Stimpy, he was originally only the voice of Stimpy J. Cat. However, series creator John Kricfalusi, who voiced Ren Höek, was fired after various disputes with the network, and as a result, 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 Ren & Stimpy: "Adult Party Cartoon", reprised the role for the same video game. (It is unknown why West did not voice Stimpy or Ren in that 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 role in a Nickelodeon production was as the voice of Principal Razinski on My Life as a Teenage Robot.