Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor

Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor

Thursday, August 11th, 2011 3:20am CDT

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As UK based newspaper 'The Guardian' reports on their website, Hollywood has published a list ranking its top 100 successful actors. The list is based on total revenue the films involving the actors make. the list contains Frank Welker, or as you might know him "almost all Decepticons in the old G1 cartoon and Megatron from Transformers Prime".
The top three are as follows:
  • 1 Frank Welker
  • 2 Samuel L Jackson
  • 3 Tom Hanks
All together the 95 films with Frank Welker have earned 6 billion dollars! Read the full article, which includes a nice bit of information about Frank Welker by clicking here.

Credit(s): 1AZRAEL1, The Guardian


This article was last modified on Thursday, August 11th, 2011 4:48am CDT

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Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274570)
Posted by Burn on August 11th, 2011 @ 3:23am CDT
Yeah ... not sure how he can be considered the "most successful" given he more often than not only did voice over work for those movies and the majority of the time he wouldn't have been the lead either.

Not having a go at Frank, just the way they worked this list out.
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274575)
Posted by synthetik on August 11th, 2011 @ 4:00am CDT
If his 6 billion is more than anybody else's networth, I'd definitely call that successful.
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274576)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on August 11th, 2011 @ 4:14am CDT
That is pretty freakin amazing. I just read on imdb some of the voice work, on the simpsons, futurama, family guy (as kermit the frog) haha. Too awesome. Major Props.
:CON:
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274582)
Posted by Mykltron on August 11th, 2011 @ 4:49am CDT
synthetik wrote:If his 6 billion is more than anybody else's networth, I'd definitely call that successful.


It seems this is how much the films have made, not the actor.

This is a very silly way of measuring an actor's success.
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274592)
Posted by neliz on August 11th, 2011 @ 5:33am CDT
Burn wrote:Yeah ... not sure how he can be considered the "most successful" given he more often than not only did voice over work for those movies and the majority of the time he wouldn't have been the lead either.

Not having a go at Frank, just the way they worked this list out.


If a quarterback is involved in, say 14 Superbowl wins, even though he might not have completed a single pass in any of these, wouldn't he still be the guy with the most Rings?

Just saying.
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274596)
Posted by Burn on August 11th, 2011 @ 5:40am CDT
neliz wrote:
Burn wrote:Yeah ... not sure how he can be considered the "most successful" given he more often than not only did voice over work for those movies and the majority of the time he wouldn't have been the lead either.

Not having a go at Frank, just the way they worked this list out.


If a quarterback is involved in, say 14 Superbowl wins, even though he might not have completed a single pass in any of these, wouldn't he still be the guy with the most Rings?

Just saying.


And is Frank Welker worth 6 billion dollars?

Just saying.
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274598)
Posted by RhA on August 11th, 2011 @ 5:45am CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:That is pretty freakin amazing. I just read on imdb some of the voice work, on the simpsons, futurama, family guy (as kermit the frog) haha. Too awesome. Major Props.
:CON:


Considering Family Guy featured Megatron in the past, it would be fun to hear Welker in that role.
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274601)
Posted by neliz on August 11th, 2011 @ 5:59am CDT
Burn wrote:And is Frank Welker worth 6 billion dollars?

Just saying.


His career sure is, deal with it!
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274603)
Posted by Burn on August 11th, 2011 @ 6:02am CDT
neliz wrote:
Burn wrote:And is Frank Welker worth 6 billion dollars?

Just saying.


His career sure is, deal with it!


I don't have a problem with his career.
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274604)
Posted by neliz on August 11th, 2011 @ 6:03am CDT
Burn wrote:
neliz wrote:
Burn wrote:And is Frank Welker worth 6 billion dollars?

Just saying.


His career sure is, deal with it!


I don't have a problem with his career.

Go back and read my post again, then you deal with it.


I read "bla bla bla" he mostly did some voice work "bla bla bla" stupid list..


god I missed you burn :p
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274622)
Posted by Kn0ck0u7 on August 11th, 2011 @ 7:29am CDT
All hail Megatron Frank Welker! Yeah, he's a very talented individual and much deserved award.
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274637)
Posted by FullMetalGeth on August 11th, 2011 @ 8:01am CDT
Powaglide wrote:All hail Megatron Frank Welker! Yeah, he's a very talented individual and much deserved award.

;)^ ;)^
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274692)
Posted by Michael Alex Kawa on August 11th, 2011 @ 9:50am CDT
About time he gets the recognition he deserves :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :CON: :KREMZEEK: :BOT:
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274715)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 11th, 2011 @ 11:08am CDT
Um.... uh... huh? What? Wait.

I thought people already knew this long before now.

He's been making more money than Samuel L. Jackson for years.

Isn't it a bit redundant to state that he's now the highest-paying actor in the business when he's already been for a while now? :???:
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274727)
Posted by Mykltron on August 11th, 2011 @ 11:42am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Um.... uh... huh? What? Wait.

I thought people already knew this long before now.

He's been making more money than Samuel L. Jackson for years.

Isn't it a bit redundant to state that he's now the highest-paying actor in the business when he's already been for a while now? :???:


This article doesn't say he is the highest earning. Does he really get several million per film like some hollywood artists get?
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274730)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 11th, 2011 @ 11:49am CDT
Mykltron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Um.... uh... huh? What? Wait.

I thought people already knew this long before now.

He's been making more money than Samuel L. Jackson for years.

Isn't it a bit redundant to state that he's now the highest-paying actor in the business when he's already been for a while now? :???:


This article doesn't say he is the highest earning. Does he really get several million per film like some hollywood artists get?
I dunno about that, but he surpassed Samuel L. Jackson as the highest grossing actor of all time as of August 2, 2006. Here are the Numbers.
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274760)
Posted by Un_Chakal on August 11th, 2011 @ 1:29pm CDT
Now we know who we can raise taxes on too!
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274762)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 11th, 2011 @ 1:36pm CDT
its not really that surprising if you think about, he does voice over both main cast & background, sound effects, and he works in all forms of media movies, cartoons, games. Still it is cool to have it stated that hes more successful than Jackson & Hanks, he has done a hell of alot more than those 2 combined. One question though, does that include roles he wasnt credited for or just the ones he was?
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274788)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on August 11th, 2011 @ 2:35pm CDT
RhA wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:That is pretty freakin amazing. I just read on imdb some of the voice work, on the simpsons, futurama, family guy (as kermit the frog) haha. Too awesome. Major Props.
:CON:


Considering Family Guy featured Megatron in the past, it would be fun to hear Welker in that role.


He was Megatron in Family guy, yes. hehe. I just especially like the fact that Megatron was Kermit the Frog...how twisted is that :lol:
Re: Frank Welker: Hollywood's Most Successful Actor (1274810)
Posted by Burn on August 11th, 2011 @ 3:29pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Mykltron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Um.... uh... huh? What? Wait.

I thought people already knew this long before now.

He's been making more money than Samuel L. Jackson for years.

Isn't it a bit redundant to state that he's now the highest-paying actor in the business when he's already been for a while now? :???:


This article doesn't say he is the highest earning. Does he really get several million per film like some hollywood artists get?
I dunno about that, but he surpassed Samuel L. Jackson as the highest grossing actor of all time as of August 2, 2006. Here are the Numbers.

At the box office.

All this article and that link are saying is that the movies he is ASSOCIATED with have taken in that amount of money.

Neither are an indication of what he's paid.

I'm sure we could throw a list together for some Boom Mike operator and get similar results.

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