Robert Axelrod, voice of RiD 2001 Movor, has passed away

Transformers News: Robert Axelrod, voice of RiD 2001 Movor, has passed away

Monday, September 9th, 2019 11:04AM CDT

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Mere days after the previous news of the sudden passing of voice actor Michael Lindsay comes the unfortunate news of voice actor Robert Axelrod having passed away yesterday, September 7, 2019, at the age of 70. This news comes to us from Facebook of Mobile Monicker Productions, who represented Axelrod for his many convention appearances. Axelrod is best known for having provided the voices of Lord Zedd, Finster, and other monsters on Power Rangers, as well as several English dub anime voice roles, such as Wizardmon, Vademon, Armadillomon, Ankylomon, and Shakkoumon (w/ Dave Mallow) on Digimon, and Rico on Robotech. He also voiced Marvel Comics character Microchip in the Punisher episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series, and appeared in live action on an episode of Family Matters where he played a Paul McCartney lookalike.

For Transformers, he was the voice of Movor in the 2001 Transformers: Robots in Disguise cartoon. One of the Decepticon Commandos, Movor was the space shuttle member who could form an arm or leg for the combiner Ruination. He was also one of the very few Commandos to star in his own spotlight episode, "Attack from Outer Space", which had the misfortune of being one of the three episodes that was banned from ever airing on TV in the United States due to sensitivities from the September 11 attacks in 2001.

Rest in peace, Mr. Axelrod. Your performances were a treasure to behold.

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Re: Robert Axelrod, voice of RiD 2001 Movor, has passed away (2037505)
Posted by Flashwave on September 9th, 2019 @ 11:51am CDT
That's 2.

And the same Combiner team no less.
Re: Robert Axelrod, voice of RiD 2001 Movor, has passed away (2037518)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on September 9th, 2019 @ 2:00pm CDT
Fair thee well, good sir. And thank you. :(

Zedd was best Power rangers villain.
Re: Robert Axelrod, voice of RiD 2001 Movor, has passed away (2037519)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on September 9th, 2019 @ 2:08pm CDT
Axelrod was one of those actors that couldn't be replaced by anyone. I literally can't picture anyone who could voice Lord Zedd and still retain that same level as him. I'm gonna binge Mighty Morphin' again. Anyone wanna join me?
Re: Robert Axelrod, voice of RiD 2001 Movor, has passed away (2037521)
Posted by Munkky on September 9th, 2019 @ 2:30pm CDT
I was a huge Digimon fan when I was a kid, Wizardmon and Armadillomon were always two of my favourites, plus I still have the original toy of Movor, so this is sad to hear.
Re: Robert Axelrod, voice of RiD 2001 Movor, has passed away (2037559)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 9th, 2019 @ 6:44pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:That's 2.

And the same Combiner team no less.
Make that 4. Both Barry Stigler (Scourge) and Bob Papenbrook (Mega-Octane and Ruination) passed away over a decade ago, leaving Neil Kaplan (Ro-Tor) and Richard Epcar (Armorhide) the last two living RiD Decepticons. :-(

Decepticon Stryker wrote:Axelrod was one of those actors that couldn't be replaced by anyone. I literally can't picture anyone who could voice Lord Zedd and still retain that same level as him.
I think Mike Pollock could pull off a good approximation of Axelrod's Zedd voice. He's already very energetic as the current voice of Doctor Eggman, who doesn't sound too far off from how Zedd sounded. Just needs to make his voice much raspier and more angry. ;)

Though, whoever they got to voice Zedd in Battle for the Grid sounds absolutely nothing like Axelrod's Zedd voice, sounding more like just a generic deep-voiced villain instead. >:oP
Re: Robert Axelrod, voice of RiD 2001 Movor, has passed away (2037718)
Posted by Flashwave on September 10th, 2019 @ 5:59pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Flashwave wrote:That's 2.

And the same Combiner team no less.
Make that 4. Both Barry Stigler (Scourge) and Bob Papenbrook (Mega-Octane and Ruination) passed away over a decade ago, leaving Neil Kaplan (Ro-Tor) and Richard Epcar (Armorhide) the last two living RiD Decepticons. :-(

Decepticon Stryker wrote:Axelrod was one of those actors that couldn't be replaced by anyone. I literally can't picture anyone who could voice Lord Zedd and still retain that same level as him.
I think Mike Pollock could pull off a good approximation of Axelrod's Zedd voice. He's already very energetic as the current voice of Doctor Eggman, who doesn't sound too far off from how Zedd sounded. Just needs to make his voice much raspier and more angry. ;)

Though, whoever they got to voice Zedd in Battle for the Grid sounds absolutely nothing like Axelrod's Zedd voice, sounding more like just a generic deep-voiced villain instead. >:oP


God, I cant believe my Childhood Cartoon has lost so many, its notvthat old! And neither am... Well okay I'm 27 now but still. RID was the one that hooked me.

Thry say Death comes in 3s, someone go shower Kaplan and Epcar in Sage a positive juju.

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