Acting is hard.
I’m not sure if y’all know this, but it takes a lot to really be a good actor. It involves really studying a character and taking on their personality and the life provided for them within the pages of script.
Voice acting is just as hard.
If you’re thinking you can just go in somewhere, put on a funny voice and get paid, you’re wrong. People get trained for this stuff, and still can’t pull it off.
That’s why Cree Summer is so special.
If you’re in your early to late 30s and beyond, you may remember Cree as Winfred “Freddie” Brooks on “A Different World”
If you skew a bit younger, you may remember her as a NUMBER of animated characters. See, Cree never really got too many live action roles, but her talents as a voice actress propelled her into a very lucrative career. She has done well over 100 different voices, all unique in their own right, but still have that raspy, delightful common sound that feels all so familiar.
Cree Summer voiced Penny from “Inspector Gadget” from the 2nd episode all the way through the end of the first season. It was her first voice acting role. From there she went on to play:
- Susie Carmichael (Rugrats)
- Numbuh 5 (Codename: Kids Next Door)
- Elmyrah Duff (Tiny Toon Adventures)
- Vonda (Men In Black: The Series)
- Aka Pella (Histeria!)
- Miranda Killgallen (As Told By Ginger)
- Foxxy Love (Drawn Together)
And so many more one-off roles.
There are plenty of talented voice actors out there, many of which I will discuss from time to time here. For now, enjoy this collection of the many roles Cree Summer has blessed your childhood with: