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Dan Hennessey (born August 25, 1941) is a Canadian voice director and voice actor who, early on in his career, performed with a children's comedy troupe (with John Stocker, Bruce Gordon, Harriet Cohen, and Jerelyn Craden). That same year, in 1973, he played Claudius, King of Denmark in his first film, a Canadian adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet play.

A decade later, he was the voice of Chief Quimby and other characters on DiC's Inspector Gadget and starred as Dizzy in Nelvana's first feature film, Rock & Rule.

His best-known role is the voice of Brave Heart Lion in the animated Care Bears franchise (he also voiced Loyal Heart Dog as well as the Irish voice of Good Luck Bear on a few episodes of the television series), Father Bear from Little Bear, and George Raccoon from The Raccoons.

Career

During the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, Hennessey had many voice roles to his credit, appearing both in animation and live-action, in films, series, and specials. During this time, Dan also worked as a voice director in the same areas.

From 1995–2003, Hennessey voiced the titular character's father on Nick Jr.'s Little Bear.

He also voiced the characters Thompson and Thomson alongside John Stocker in the TV episodes of the comic series The Adventures of Tintin.

Filmography

Animation Dubbing

Animated Series

Voice Director

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