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Professor Ludwig Von Drake
First appearance The Wonderful World of Color (September 24, 1961)
Created by
Voiced by
  • Paul Frees (1961–1986)
  • Walker Edmiston (1985; Ludwig's Think Tank)
  • Albert Ash (1987)
  • Corey Burton (1987–present)
Species Duck
Gender Male
Occupation Scientist
  • Donald Duck (grandnephew)
  • Huey, Dewey, and Louie (great-grandnephews)
Nationality Austrian

Professor Ludwig Von Drake is a fictional duck. He is one of Walt Disney's cartoon and comic book characters.


Von Drake first appeared in The Wonderful World of Color in 1961. Paul Frees was the original voice actor.

The Professor is a scientist, psychologist, and road traveler. He is from Vienna, Austria. He enjoys learning. When asked for help from other characters, he usually has a university degree about the topic.

Paul Frees was the original voice of Ludwig Von Drake. After Frees' death in 1986, Walker Edmiston and Albert Ash took over the role. As of 1988, Corey Burton has voiced the character.

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