Date of Birth : Aug 27th 1950
American actor, stand-up comedian and voice artist. Fleischer was born in Washington, D.C.. As a child, he is reported to have spent several summers at Kamp Kewanee in La Plume, Pennsylvania, where he started practicing his stand-up routine at age nine. He attended Southampton College of Long Island University, and studied acting at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. He moved to Los Angeles in 1970 to pursue his comedy career.
His stand-up routines are known for their intelligent and unusual bent, discussing such obscure topics as merkins and his mathematical formula, “moleeds”. He has a knack for voices and manic facial expressions reminiscent of a mad scientist.
He is best known as the voices of Roger Rabbit, Benny The Cab, Psycho and Greasy in Disney and Amblin Entertainment’s 1988 live action/animated hybrid film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. After that film’s success, Fleischer continued to perform the voice of Roger in several television and theme park appearances, and in three follow-up short subjects to the original film. Other voice roles for Fleischer include The Polar Express and We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story. On-screen roles include Back to the Future Part II and Gridlock’d.