May 23, 2023

From The Rangercast Vault: Interview with Robert Axelrod (2006)

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For scheduling reasons, we are taking a few weeks off. But we're not leaving you empty-handed.

Robert Axelrodis best known for being the voice of Lord Zedd and Finster, among other things, on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. A prolific voice actor, he followed Tony Oliver and other Robotech regulars over to Saban. His credits included Wizardmon and Ankylomon from Digimon, Emperor Darius in the William Winckler Productions dub of Dino Mech Gaiking and various roles in shows like Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo and Hajime no Ippo. In later years, he reached broader audiences through his work with the comedy duo Tim and Eric. He died in 2019 after a long illness.

In 2006, he gave about 20 minutes of his time to a nervous 17-year-old kid. Here is a lightly edited version of that conversation.

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Robert Axelrod

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Robert Axelrod was a prolific voice actor best known as Lord Zedd and Finster on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Onscreen, he is best known for his work later in life with the Adult Swim comedy duo Tim and Eric. He was Rangercast's first guest in 2006 and subsequently made frequent appearances at conventions. He died in 2019.