Biography

As a child, Hank Garrett was glued to the radio and would imitate the voices he heard. His favorite show was “Can You Top This?” He would listen to the resident dialectician and master storyteller named Peter Donald to write down all the jokes he heard in a little book. He continued to regale family and friends with his budding comedy act. At the age of sixteen, he began a career working as a comedian in resort hotels. His first television acting job of major importance was Patrolman Ed Nicholsonon “Car 54, Where Are You?” He also provided a number of trick voices and dialects for radio commercials. Then he auditioned and got the job doing the voices for Fluffy and Fast Eddie on the animated “Here Comes Garfield” show. Soon after, Hank had the honor of providing the voice for the new G.I. Joe Communications Specialist: Dial-Tone on the “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” animated series. This popular character appeared in the “G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise" mini-series as well as more than twenty-four of the syndicated episodes. He also reprised his voice acting role for Dial-Tone on the animated "G.I. Joe: The Movie". Convention Attendees can meet the man behind-the-voice for autographs and perhaps even get their 2011 Convention Exclusive Dial-Tone signed!

As a child, Hank Garrett was glued to the radio and would imitate the voices he heard. His favorite show was “Can You Top This?” He would listen to the resident dialectician and master storyteller named Peter Donald to write down all the jokes he heard in a little book. He continued to regale family and friends with his budding comedy act. At the age of sixteen, he began a career working as a comedian in resort hotels. His first television acting job of major importance was Patrolman Ed Nicholsonon “Car 54, Where Are You?” He also provided a number of trick voices and dialects for radio commercials. Then he auditioned and got the job doing the voices for Fluffy and Fast Eddie on the animated “Here Comes Garfield” show. Soon after, Hank had the honor of providing the voice for the new G.I. Joe Communications Specialist: Dial-Tone on the “G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero” animated series. This popular character appeared in the “G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentor, Arise" mini-series as well as more than twenty-four of the syndicated episodes. He also reprised his voice acting role for Dial-Tone on the animated "G.I. Joe: The Movie". Convention Attendees can meet the man behind-the-voice for autographs and perhaps even get their 2011 Convention Exclusive Dial-Tone signed!

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 31

Birthday 1931-10-26

Place of Birth Monticello, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Hank Garret

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1995 Guns & Lipstick as Foreman
1995 Twisted Fate as Lt. Hadcock
1993 Sniper as Admiral in Washington
1991 Sisters (1 episode)
1991 Steel and Lace as Capt. Grover
1990 Maniac Cop 2 as Tom O'Henton
1989 Alien Nation (1 episode)
1989 That's Adequate
1987 Full House (1 episode)
1987 Blood Frenzy as Dave Ash
1986 Bad Guys as Bud Schultz
1985 The Midnight Hour as Sgt. Thompson
1985 The Boys Next Door as Detective Ed Hanley
1985 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1984 Crazy like a Fox (1 episode)
1984 The Rosebud Beach Hotel as Mike Kramer
1984 Airwolf (1 episode) as Dr. Morton
1983 The Sting II as Cab Driver
1982 Here Comes Garfield as Fast Eddy / Fluffy (voice)
1982 Knight Rider (1 episode) as Steven Barnes
1981 Simon & Simon (1 episode)
1980 The Jazz Singer as Police Sergeant
1979 Paris (13 episodes)
1979 The Amityville Horror as Bartender
1977 Exorcist II: The Heretic as Conductor
1977 Three's Company (1 episode) as The Bookie
1977 The Sentinel as James Brenner
1975 Three Days of the Condor as Mailman
1974 The Great Ice Rip-Off as Sam
1973 Serpico as Malone
1973 Kojak (2 episodes)

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