‘Sesame Street’s’ Little Red Guy a 6-Foot Tall Black Man? More Black Voice Actors Behind Famous Children’s Characters

'Sesame Street's' Little Red Guy a 6-Foot Tall Black Man? More Black Voice Actors Behind Famous Children's Characters

Most widely recognized for her role as Winifred “Winnie” Brooks on “The Cosby Show” spin-off “A Different World,” Cree Summer has built a long and successful career off camera as the voice of several popular cartoon characters.

Cree is the voice of Susie Carmichael in Rugrats, Penny in Inspector Gadget, and Cleo the Poodle in Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Summer’s voice acting resume is incredibly long and impressive. She has provided the voice for characters in too many films and television shows to list here, but here are several you will recognize:


Elmyra Duff in Tiny Toon Adventures; Susie Carmichael in All Grown Up; Princess Kida in Atlantis: The Lost Empire; Valerie Gray in Danny Phantom; Foxxy Love in Drawn Together; Numbuh 5 in Codename: Kids Next Door; Mercy Graves in Superman: Doomsday; Blobbilda, Snottella and Germelda in Germbusters: The Animated Series; Panthera in Thundercats. –kathleen cross

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