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R.I.P. Tino Insana (1948-2017)

Written by Zechs on Monday, June 05 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

R.I.P. Tino Insana (1948-2017)

The voice actor/Second City alum most remembered from Uncle Ted from Bobby's World and Bushroot from Darkwing Duck has passed away at the age of 69.

Though you probably don't recognize the name, Tino Insana, you would recognize him by his unique voice. Insana had a voice that when you heard it just clicked you'd know his recognizable voice via each and every role he did. The two most notable ones for me were of the villainous Bushroot in Darkwing Duck and Uncle Ted on Bobby's World. But Insana worked on a TON of Disney cartoons from the 90s to 00s (his last one was Buzz Lightyear: Space Ranger) and kept up his voice work to this day (the last known role was on Barnyard voicing Pig the Pig).

But Isana had a career beyond just voice acting. He was part of Second City and before that founded the West Compass Trio, a local comedy troupe that had Steve Beshekas and a fella by the name of John Belushi. He was also a writer, and wrote episodes of Police Squad! (what later became the Naked Gun film franchise) and one for Sledge Hammer! along with being story editor on both shows too. 

Isana also produced a few films and popped up in movies/TV as well. His most notable movie credits are Three Amigos! as the studio guard and Neighbors as Perry Greavy. Though really another time that made him stand out was for me was recognizing his voice again via a uncredited role in Oscar (such a damn underrated comedy). His most notable TV appearances were Curb Your Enthusiasm, Night Court, Mad About You, and Designing Women.

So here's to you Mr. Insana you shall be missed.




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