Solomon Hersh Frees, better known as Paul Frees (June 22, 1920 - November 2, 1986), was an American voice and character actor who did much voice work for Disney, Rankin/Bass, and Jay Ward Productions.
Best known as the voice of Toucan Sam from early Froot Loops commercials, Boris Badenov from Rocky and Bullwinkle, Frees provided narration for Disney films such as The Shaggy Dog and The Absent-Minded Professor, and was also the original voice of Ludwig Von Drake and the Ghost Host from the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland.
Frees is also well-remembered for many characters in the Rankin/Bass cartoons and stop-motion animated TV specials, including many of the company's Christmas specials.
Voice work in Christmas specials
|Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol||1962|| Fezziwig|
Eye patch man
Tall top-hatted man
|Cricket on the Hearth||1967||Various voices|
|The Little Drummer Boy||1968|| Ali|
The Wise Men
|Frosty the Snowman||1969|| Traffic Cop|
|Santa Claus is Comin' to Town||1970|| Burgermeister Meisterburger|
|Frosty's Winter Wonderland||1976|| Jack Frost|
|Rudolph's Shiny New Year||1976|| Santa Claus|
Aeon the Terrible
|Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey||1977|| Olaf|
|The Stingiest Man in Town||1978|| The Ghost of Christmas Past|
The Ghost of Christmas Present
|Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July||1979|| Winterbolt|
|Jack Frost||1979|| Kubla Kraus|