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 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|