Optimus Prime has not only obtained the Matrix of Leadership but has gone on to obtain a brand new achievement. Peter Cullen, who has voiced the Autobot leader since 1984, will be presented with a very prestigious award in the voice acting realm.
Cullen has been awarded with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences.
Society of Voice Arts & Sciences announces the @VoiceArtsAward Lifetime Achievement recipient, Peter Cullen, @cullenisprime best known as the voice of Optimus Prime -Transformers. For TIX to meet & celebrate the Legend at the Voice Arts® Gala/Sun Nov 17: https://t.co/KUeX47Tzbs pic.twitter.com/zJWKvCWFcb
— Society of Voice Art (@SovasVoice) November 4, 2019
Cullen’s work as Optimus Prime in the various animated shows and the Michael Bay movies has earned him the legendary status that he rightly deserves within the voice acting world.
His long and vast career has spanned 57 years in which he has voiced a myriad of brilliant characters:
Optimus Prime, Ironhide, The Predator, Eeyore and even K.A.R.R from Knight Rider.
Peter Cullen will collect his award during the 6th Annual Voice Arts Awards on Sunday, 17th November. The Voice Arts Awards is a global competition that celebrates all things media where the voice is the key component. There are over 70 categories and you can check out all of the talented nominees right here.
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James Lister is a University student in the UK, currently undertaking his Masters degree in Media & Communication. He has a strong passion for everything Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and Anime related.