Speakers Profile - Keith Scott

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Keith Scott has been Australia's leading impressionist and cartoon voice since starting in the Sydney office of animation giant Hanna-Barbera. Keith soon gained a reputation for his versatile voices in TV and radio ads, where he put his amazing range of imitations to work.

As an impersonator, Keith has the widest range in his field, with over three hundred distinct takeoffs of everyone from old movie stars to great singers to politicians. When you add his original characters and dialects, he can truly be called a "Man of a Thousand Voices." Keith made many appearances on TV shows as a comic impressionist, including Hey, Hey, It's Saturday and The Midday Show. His topical stand-up shows at corporate functions are highly popular with a vast range of companies.

In 1984, Keith began working for the Yoram Gross Studio, eventually supplying virtually all characters for their animated TV shows Blinky Bill, Tabaluga, Flipper (three series each), Skippy, and Old Tom. Across Australia he can be heard on some fifty radio stations, skewering the reputations of media and political types in the satirical comedy How Green Was My Cactus, which has run a record twenty two years.

It was his expert "matching" of great Hollywood cartoon characters for which Keith became internationally famous. In 1990 he was appointed an official licensed voice of Warner Bros.' "Looney Tunes" characters for Australasia, and since then has done Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and gang for countless animated TVCs, live shows, and promo activities for Warner Movie World, Westfield, KFC, etc.

In 1992, Keith was hired by Universal in Hollywood, to be the authorized voice of Bullwinkle Moose and other characters from the cult-favorite Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons. In 1997 the Disney Company flew Keith to Hollywood to do the Narrator voice in their hit feature George of the Jungle starring Brendan Fraser. The following year, Universal's Theme Parks again flew Keith to Hollywood to do Popeye for their Orlando, Florida park attraction. In 2000, Keith did the voices of Bullwinkle and the Narrator for the big-budget Universal feature The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. During the shoot, Keith worked for five months alongside major names like Robert DeNiro, Billy Crystal, Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg and John Goodman.

The year 2000 saw Keith's first book published: The Moose That Roared is a detailed history of the Jay Ward studio (the company which made the original Bullwinkle and George of the Jungle cartoons). In 2003, Keith narrated the direct-to-video Disney sequel George of the Jungle 2, in which he appeared vocally alongside John Cleese. The next year he recorded the voices of Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes gang for two large projects: America's theme-park chain Six Flags, and for a British Pantomime production.
In 2008 Keith was hired by Baz Luhrman to recreate various newsreel voices in Australia, and he has just completed dubbing more specialty voices for the upcoming vampire feature Daybreakers.

And all along Keith has continued working the Aussie comedy circuit as the country's favorite stand-up impressionist. Following up on many requests from his more "mature age" fans, in 2009 Keith will put together a special club show highlighting his impressions of movie and TV greats from the past. He's thinking of calling it "Nostalgia... For People Who Don't Even Remember".