Goodnight Woodhouse. "Archer" voice actor George Coe dies at 86

George Coe was an Academy Award nominated actor and original member of Saturday Night Live.  But many will remember him most for the voice of the dedicated, heroin addicted butler on the hit series “Archer”.

He was a stage, film and tv actor whose career spanned over 50 years.  A native of New York, he starred in the original Broadway cast of the musical Mame opposite Dame Angela Lansbury and in Harold Prince’s “On the Twentieth Century”.  His Academy Award nomination was for the 1968 comedy short film “The Dove,” a parody of Ingmar Bergman’s films, which he co-directed as well as starred in.

He was a part of the “Not Ready For Prime Time Players”, a predecessor to “Saturday Night Live”, for which he was only credited as a cast member for the premiere episode.

Coe’s TV credits included “The West Wing”, “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Max Headroom,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “Bones,” and  “Judging Amy” amongst many others.

A popular and talented voice actor he could be heard as the voice of Tolfdir, Calcelmo and Calixto Corrium in “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”, Toza on “The Legend of Korra”, he was the voice of the Autobot Wheeljack in Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” and of course, the long suffering butler of Archer in the “FX” animated series “Archer”.

 

 

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