Biography

CHARLIE ADLER

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  Emmy Award winning Dialogue Director, Casting Director and Actor , Charlie Adler is one of the industry’ s most formidable and sought after talents.

charlieadler-rugratsgowild-1 Currently he is Voice Directing and Casting Wabbit for The WB /Cartoon Network Voice Directing the second and 3rd seasons of Blaze and the Monster Machines (Nik Jr.),his  fourth season of Bubble Guppies (Nik Jr.) and their live stage show, Exchange Student Zero (Cartoon Network),The Topcat Feature (WB)  Lionsgate’s feature Norm of the North and Monster Beach for Cartoon Network Asia. He just completed producing the formidable cast of Hot in Cleveland in their first animated episode. As an actor he just finished  his second season on Disney’s Avengers Assemble as Modok, is co-starring in a new series Rolling With the Ronks was one of a few repertory members of the new season of The Awesomes playing over 30 roles. Adler is currently producing / directing/developing and or writing for several new internet series as well as cast and directed an animated series for Netflix to be announced in 2016.He is very excited for the completion and release of a new mixed media project Mr. Hand that he collaborated with Arlene Klasky her son Jarrett Csupo and the infinitely versatile Greg Cipes.

His versatility is renowned. Successfully going from genre to genre he has lent his Dialogue Direction talents to the remake of “The Nutty Professor” starring legend Jerry Lewis, the 2010 Emmy Nominated Prime Time series “The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack” (Cartoon Network), the Direct to Videos long form drama  “Dante’s Inferno” (Casting and Voice Directing),the horror success ”Dead Zone” (Casting and Voice Directing), the family film “The Blue Elephant” with Carl Reiner and Martin Short and several more titles for the Weinstein Co.. He directed the performances in the long form action adventure Fire Breather for Cartoon Network which broke all records for it’s time slot as well as Cast and Voice Directed Van Partiple’s comedy feature “Johnny Bravo goes to Bollywood” starring Jeff Bennett and Brenda Vaccaro . In the Adult Comedy genre Adler Voice Directed and or Cast new prime time adult comedy pilots for Fox, MTV and Adult Swim. He completed directing Ashley Tisdale in her 2014 Emmy Winning performance in “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” for the HUB Network. And Tyler Perry’s first animated Madea Feature.Charlie directed Della Reese in an Alicia Keyes production of “ Lee Lee and Mama Mae’s Blue Moon” and had also  Directed and voiced 14 characters in the Children’s  e book classic “Sweet Pickles”.

Adler directed all the Klasky/ Csupo franchised series and feature films, ”Rugrats” (Emmy Award)”The Wild Thornberry’s”(Tim Curry), “Rocket Power”, “Pre School Daze”,  “All Grown Up” and all of their pilots. Adler has also directed “Stripperella” (Pamela Anderson SPIKE TV), “The Replacements” “The Emperor ’s New School”(directing legend Eartha Kitt’s Emmy Award winning performance) , “The Buzz on Maggie” all for Disney Television.

Charlie also cast and Voice Directed “Eloise at the Plaza” w/Lynn Redgrave (Starz), “Holly Hobbie ” with Jane Lynch (American Greeting Cards)and Spawn(Film Roman).

As a Voice Actor, Adler has appeared as series regular in over 125 animated series often playing opposite himself. He was nominated for an 1148580805_fAnnie Award for his multiple roles as Cow, Chicken and the Red Guy in the Emmy Nominated series “Cow and Chicken”, was Baboon in “I.M. Weasel” (opposite Michael Dorn) and can be currently heard playing 5 roles (including Cobra Commander) in the “GI Joe Resolute” Internet series as well as reprising Cobra Commander in Hasbro’s “GI Joe Origins” series on the HUB. Also currently airing is his manic Mr. Whiskers in Disney’s “Brandy & Mr. Whiskers”3 roles in “Pet Aliens”, 3 roles in “Shuriken School”, 3 roles in “Space Goofs”, 2 roles in “Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks” for PBS and Dr. Doom and his mother Coco Von Doom in “Marvel Super Hero Squad” and  has directed two Marvel Super Hero Games for THQ. 

He is currently the voice of Starscream in Michael Bay’s Mega blockbuster “Transformers Movie Trilogy” and has reprised his role for the 2012 Universal Theme Park “Transformers Ride”.

Starscream

Some other notable characters of Adler’s are Buster Bunny in Steven Spielberg’s “Tiny Toon Adventures,” Ickis in “AAAHH!!! Real Monsters” and Ed and Bev Bighead in “Rocko’s Modern Life.”  He has also been an original “Smurf”, was an original “G.I. Joe”, an original “Transformer”, a “Glow Friend” ,was 3 roles in original “My Little Pony “ series(Spike the Baby Dragon, Moochick ,Trundle King)and was thrilled to be in Ralph Bakshi’s cult classic “Cool World” playing opposite Kim Bassinger and Brad Pitt as Nails Pitt’s neurotic sidekick.

Named one of the “Top 13 All Time Voice-Over Artists” by Animation Magazine and “Voice of The Decade” by Animation World News, Adler is at the undisputed top of the animation world.

Adler is also the Director, co-Writer and star of the award winning independent live action movie “No Prom for Cindy,” appearing in over 45 prestigious film festivals worldwide and winning numerous awards in Acting/and Directing categories. The movie has been adopted by San Francisco State University’s Film Department as part of their curriculum.

Recently Charlie teamed with Arlene Klasky, co-directing her live action drama pilot “Perfect”.

As a stage actor, Charlie Adler starred on Broadway in “Torch Song Trilogy” as a successor to Harvey Fierstein and toured in the First National Company which earned him a “Helen Hayes Award Best Actor” nomination. Off-Broadway, Adler starred in the hit “Family Business” at the Astor Place Theater for a year as well as appearing in Alan Albert’s acclaimed Improv. Company, The Proposition.  Adler co-starred (at 19 years old) with comedy legend Imogene Coca and Rita Rudner in “Once Upon a Mattress,” with Professor Irwin Corey in Neil Simon’s God’s Favorite and toured as Edward Albee’s complex anti hero psychopath  in Zoo Story.  In addition, he has played Israel Horowitz’s Hero in Dr. Hero ( yet another disturbed soul), as well as the Emcee in Cabaret and in the distant past the Artful Dodger in Oliver!

On television, Charlie was a regular on the short lived “The Redd Foxx Show,” assumed the roles of three generations of sons for PBS in “Then and Now,” and was an obsessive photographer in “First & Ten” and just guest starred On “Hot in Cleveland” opposite Susan Lucci and Wendie Malick in the two part “I Love Lucci” as Lucci’s Director.

In his youth, (when he had brown hair and eyelids), Adler was a familiar face in dozens television commercials for Coca-Cola, McDonalds, IBM, G.E. Big Red Gum and Safeguard Soap.

As a writer, Adler has co-written “Steven Spielberg’s Tiny Toon Adventures” episodes and his critically acclaimed one Man Show (playing eleven characters), “There Used to Be Fireflies,” which won him a Dramalogue Award for Best Actor and a Dramalogue Award for Set Design as well.

In the early and mid ‘70s he was a nude model at The Art Students League in NYC to pay for his drawing classes, served drinks at Studio 54 and baked bread and quiche for a “house of ill repute” in NYC and was the worst waiter on record … ANYWHERE! Was a janitor at a huge church complex in Nyack ,New York for 3 years and lived on a houseboat on the mighty Hudson River also in Nyack.”

He is now thrilled to begin a new career appearing at “cons”. And still teaches acting for animation.

He also paints and sells his work to calm down and remember just who in the hell he is.