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A collection of quotes and sayings by Billy West on business, play, study, craft, happy, voice, sonic, intellectual, love, devices, trained, musicality, and observer.

16 Great Billy West Quotes For Laughter Therapy

Quick Facts

Born On
16 April 1952 AD

Born In
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Age
66

Billy West is a celebrated American singer, musician, songwriter, voice actor, former radio personality, and comedian. He grabbed the limelight for his phenomenal voice-over work in a number of video games, television series, commercials, and films. He is also the voice behind the red M&M and has done several voice-overs in his career. He was a part of ‘The Howard Stern Show,’ as a cast member and is renowned for his impersonation of ‘The Three Stooges’ Larry Fine.’ He has also voiced Woody Woodpecker, Bugs Bunny, Popeye, Shaggy Rogers, and Elmer Fudd during the later versions of the characters. We have amassed some famous quotes and sayings by Billy West, which have been curated from his thoughts, works, songs, lyrics, writings, gigs, interviews, utterances, and life. Zoom through the notable and quotable thoughts and quotes by Billy West.

But the throat just kind of falls into line once you realize in your head what it is. You got to remember the musicality of a character you're going to do.

- Billy West

You watch people and study them the way an alien would.

- Billy West

You have to have some kind of power of observation, almost like a trained observer.

- Billy West

I'm not like a high intellectual.

- Billy West

Well, I happen to have a love of vocal reproduction devices.

- Billy West

Robert Mitchum sounded different from John Wayne, and John Wayne sounded different from Clark Gable.

- Billy West

Somebody's real voice is probably the hardest one that somebody could attempt.

- Billy West

Robin Williams understands sonic performances. He understands what it's like to change your voice up.

- Billy West

I've always said that you can't be the new Mel Blanc by doing Mel Blanc's voice.

- Billy West

Even when I was coming through school, I was a loner and I used to study music and play it and play it, and I was in bands.

- Billy West

As long as I can apply my craft, I'm happy.

- Billy West

Life is for the living. I was a little scared before surgery 'cause of the release you sign that says there's always a very small percent chance that you'll die during the operation.

- Billy West

It had more layers than an onion. These writers meant business. There was a level for everybody. Your major could be celestial mechanics, and there'd be celestial-mechanics jokes.

- Billy West

I don't get to watch Futurama, until it's on TV.

- Billy West

If someone gave me the chance to create something, I put myself into it. I just want to try to do something that will last forever and that won't leave people saying, 'Gee, it could have been better, it could've been this, it could've been that.'

- Billy West

To me, it all comes down to things being character-driven. It's hard for me to look beyond that. CG and all this cool stuff - so be it. But to me, it pretty much begins and ends with character-driven plots rather than technologically-driven plots.

- Billy West