Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away

Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 12:46pm CDT

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We sadly report the passing of Buster Jones, musician, actor and voice talent for multiple animated series in the 70s and 80s, including The Transformers, where he portrayed the Autobot music enthusiast Blaster. The following excerpt is from this post, where multiple links can be found to interviews conducted by Jones through the years. He will be missed.

Transformers News: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away


Buster Jones, popular cartoon voice actor of the 1970s-80s, passed away on 9/15/14. I learned of this because his neighbor kindly notified his Facebook friends list one at a time. Buster was not married and had no children.

In 2011, I had the privilege of interviewing him for my Super Friends blog series. It was the first interview he gave about his animation voiceover work. His interview was one of the most candid of that (or any of my) series—in fact, one of his stories in particular is flat-out ribald. Buster had been out of the VO business for a while and was desperate for work. That interview got him invited to a cartoon convention in Texas, for which he got paid—and the royal treatment.

When talking conversationally, Buster had a stutter. However, when he recorded, it went away.

Credit(s): Noblemania


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Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607003)
Posted by steve2275 on September 17th, 2014 @ 12:49pm CDT
rest in peace and thank you mr.jones
Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607004)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 17th, 2014 @ 12:55pm CDT
He will be missed.
Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607011)
Posted by Seibertron on September 17th, 2014 @ 1:13pm CDT
Just wanted to share a few thoughts about him. I was very happy to get to have a few minutes to visit with him at BotCon 2012 at the Golden Ticket event. I'm not quite sure of what he thought about BotCon and Transformers fans ... I think he was kind of taken aback by the event. I enjoyed my visit with him that night and thought I'd share a couple of pictures of Walter and jON3.0 with Buster and a pic of me with him. The rest of the pictures with Buster and the other stars at the Golden Ticket event can be seen here.

RIP Buster Jones ...

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Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607013)
Posted by steve2275 on September 17th, 2014 @ 1:18pm CDT
very cool man
Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607014)
Posted by paul053 on September 17th, 2014 @ 1:21pm CDT
Peace be with him.
Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607017)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 17th, 2014 @ 1:22pm CDT
Aww, sad news. Rest in peace.
Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607018)
Posted by bluecatcinema on September 17th, 2014 @ 1:29pm CDT
Another great TF voice actor is taken from us. RIP, Mr Jones.
Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607020)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 17th, 2014 @ 1:35pm CDT
Really bummed to hear about this. It's a solemn reminded that even our heroes are human and will at one point succumb to time.
Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607022)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on September 17th, 2014 @ 1:49pm CDT
:sad: Rest in Piece :sad: :sad: :sad:
Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607023)
Posted by Bouncy X on September 17th, 2014 @ 1:54pm CDT
he was also the 2nd Winston on the Ghostbusters cartoon after Arsenio Hall left if i'm correct. so two major losses in one!!
Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607032)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on September 17th, 2014 @ 2:58pm CDT
another great talent lost, rest in peace
Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607036)
Posted by hinomars19 on September 17th, 2014 @ 3:21pm CDT
Well damn :(

My first honest reaction was 'No, not Blaster...'
R.I.P, good man. And I wish well to his family.
Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607064)
Posted by Stormrider on September 17th, 2014 @ 4:42pm CDT
Very interesting past. Sad :(
Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607081)
Posted by Ultra Markus on September 17th, 2014 @ 6:28pm CDT
irreplaceable talent!
Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607088)
Posted by Madeus Prime on September 17th, 2014 @ 6:44pm CDT
A terrible loss, I hope he knows that he wasn't just "All talk...no shock". My condolences to his family and friends. :-(
Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607102)
Posted by griftimus prime on September 17th, 2014 @ 8:34pm CDT
whats shaking? other than this fortress?
Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607103)
Posted by RSDADDIMUS2 on September 17th, 2014 @ 8:45pm CDT
:-( R.I.P. Blaster.
Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607106)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on September 17th, 2014 @ 9:18pm CDT
Rest in peace, Buster. :( My condolences to his friends and family.
Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1607139)
Posted by Bluespindash97 on September 18th, 2014 @ 2:32am CDT
Rest in peace, In memory, I'll go watch some episodes with Blaster in.
Re: Voice Actor Buster Jones Passes Away (1609989)
Posted by RedShifter88 on September 30th, 2014 @ 11:21pm CDT
RIP Buster. I'll always remember your '86 movie lines (great quotes), and of course, Blaster blasting music through Teletran, while most Autobots covered their ears, and Jazz busted a move. Classic G1 moment... I'll miss you dude...

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