Voice of Speed Racer Passes at age 83

Posted on September 13, 2010 by

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Peter Fernandez (seen here) was one of the first voice over talent/celebs/heroes of mine that I met in a New York City voice over class back in 1996. He truly did light up when asked for autographs. Several years later, I saw him at the 2002 Auto Show in Los Angeles, signing autographs by a Speed Racer car. The fact he remembered me reminded me how special it feels to be remembered for doing something positive. I hope you will read more below.

Peter Fernandez, who provided the rat-a-tat voice of Speed Racer when that animated Japanese television series came to the United States — and who wrote the American lyrics for the show’s theme song — died Thursday at his home in Pomona, N.Y. He was 83. The cause was cancer, his wife, Noel, said.”

Read the entire NY Times article by Dennis Hevesi.

– photo by Librado Romero/New York Times

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