Robert Frederick Paulsen III (born c. 1956) is an American voice actor. He is best known for his roles as 1987 Raphael and 2012 Donatello from the animated series respectively of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Yakko Warner, Dr. Otto Scratchansniff, and Pinky from Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain; Carl Wheezer from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and its spin-off television series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius; Peck the Rooster from Barnyard and its spin-off television series Back at the Barnyard; Spike in The Land Before Time films and television series; and the title character in The Mask: Animated Series.
Paulsen He received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program and three Annie Awards for his role as Pinky.
He married his ex-wife, Carol Anne Schnarr on June 23rd, 1979. They divorced in 1982. https://www.encyclopedia.com/education/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/paulsen-rob-1956
He married his current wife, photographer Parrish Todd, in 1983, they have one son. He lives in Agoura Hills, California with his family.Paulsen has long supported various charities and raised donations for cancer research. He has worked a lot for GOALmodels, a program for adolescents, and is a sponsor of Camp Will-A-Way, a camp for children with developmental disabilities. He also donates funds from autographs to the Wounded Warrior Project and Operation Smile. In February 2016, he was diagnosed with stage III throat cancer. He has since undergone treatment and his cancer went in remission. Following his battle with cancer, he wrote a memoir called Voice Lessons: How a Couple of Ninja Turtles, Pinky, and an Animaniac Saved My Life.
Rob Paulsen was born in Detroit, Michigan the son of Bob and Lee Paulsen. He was raised in Grand Blanc, Michigan, where he graduated from Grand Blanc High School in 1974. He sang in choirs throughout his youth and adolescence and began performing in plays in school, but his childhood idol was ice hockey player Gordie Howe, and he considered the arts to be a secondary career choice due to his primary interest in becoming an NHL player. He briefly attended the University of Michigan-Flint, but later dropped out and moved to Los Angeles in 1978 to pursue a career in show business. He worked his first job as a musician, before pursuing voice acting full time.