Many voices from the original Transformers series have echoed in the heads of the children that grew up with them. Many have found further success from their voice-acting talents: Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, Corey Burton continuing his role as Shockwave and Frank Welker as just about anything under the sun! Sadly, not all of the voices remain to be heard to a new generation. Their owners have passed on. Scatman Crothers and my personal favorite, Chris Latta as Starscream and Cobra Commander.
Many have tried with varying degrees of success to emulate the raspy whine of the Decepticon Air Commander. Chris Latta himself is a man of mystery, with little historic record to fall back on other than his finished work on Transformers and GI-Joe. In a rare display of public entertainment, a video has surfaced from AE’s Evening at the Improv hosted by William Shatner. In this particular episode, Chris Collins (and alternate name) gives a comedic standup routine. He definitely relies on his voice talents repeatedly, even squeaking out a little of our ill-fated air warrior.
Let’s pay our respects to our lost voice and enjoy the video.