I told Bill about our Disney Blog and asked if he would like to do a phone interview. He is such a nice guy in his best Goofy voice he said "yes! That would be great."
Which brings us to today August 18th 2014, where Bill is busy as ever.
Lets call this interview 11 Questions for Bill Farmer:
Q. How did you get started in doing voice work?
A. I grew up in Pratt, Kansas. I loved going to the movies as a kid and dreaming about Hollywood. I started doing voices like Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Sylvester the cat. when I was older I got into radio in college and later I moved to Texas and tried stand up comedy. I got a agent and played several clubs around Texas. My agent suggested I try Hollywood Ca., so We got an apartment out here and I got a call from Disney, I was chosen to do Goofy`s voice out of 1200 people. That was in 1986.
Q. Do you have any brothers or sisters?
A. I have one older sister, she has now retired from teaching.
Q. What are your favorite Attractions at Disneyland or Walt Disney World?
A. I love the vintage rides at Disneyland, Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion, The more current rides I like are Indy, Space Mountain and Star Tours.
At Walt Disney World my favorites are Tower of Terror and Rockin' Rollercoaster. Also I like at the Animal Kingdom Safari and Expedition Everest.
Q. Of all the Seven Dwarfs, How did you get the roll of Doc?
A. I went to a Open audition for Doc, (7D) version, I had done the voice of Sleepy from the Snow White In the classic style I like how the sow is written smartly, I love the stories.
Q. I know you sing in the new Mickey Mouse Club, But do you play any musical Instruments?
A. I used to play saxophone in school, But my Son and Wife got all the musical talent.
|Doc (Bill Farmer) is in the middle.|