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Will Ryan
William Frank Ryan

(1949-05-21)May 21, 1949
Died November 19, 2021(2021-11-19) (aged 72)
Occupation Voice actor, singer, musician
Years active 1966–2021

William Frank Ryan (May 21, 1949 – November 19, 2021) was an American actor, singer and musician.


His music career first began when he was in high school. He then signed the first of two recording contracts with CBS Records.

He got back into music and after moving to California. He began to write and record wacky songs for Disney. He did the voice of Rabbit, Tigger, and Eeyore in Disney Channel's Welcome to Pooh Corner. Since 1988 he has done the voice of Eugene Meltsner (and other characters: Harlow Doyle, Officer O'Ryan, Officer David Harley, etc.) for the Focus on the Family radio series Adventures in Odyssey.

He also voiced Rabbit in Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore. He was also the original voice of Petrie in The Land Before Time.


Ryan died from cancer in Santa Monica, California on November 19, 2021, at the age of 72.

Some movies


  • Eugene Sings!
  • Eugene Sings! Christmas
  • Am I Cool or What?
  • Goin' Quackers
  • Elmo Aardvark: Outer Space Detective!
  • Elmo Aardvark: Vintage Cartoon Sound Tracks
  • Elmo Aardvark: Classic Cartoon Soundtracks
  • Classic Songs for Leonard Reed's Shim Sham Shimmy
  • Adventures in Odyssey (Eugene Meltsner/Harlow Doyle)
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