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James Rankin (actor)

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James Rankin
BornJames Christian Rankin
(1951-10-04) October 4, 1951 (age 69)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
Actor, puppeteer, voice actor
📆 Years active  1976–present
Wendy Rankin (m. 2005)

James Christian Rankin (born October 4, 1951) is a Canadian actor, voice actor and puppeteer. Rankin is best known for the voice of Mr. Owl in Franklin (1997–2004).[citation needed]

He is also known for his work on Scary Movie 3 and Superman: Requiem.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Rankin was born in Toronto, Ontario on October 4, 1951.


Rankin appeared in television credits including Puppets Who Kill, Elliot Moose, The Zack Files and My Hometown.

Rankin's voice credits include The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Rescue Heroes, Bad Dog, Arthur, Super Mario World and Zerby Derby.

Rankin puppeteered as Eco and Stacks in Groundling Marsh, Sammy, Mr. Robin and Grandpa Robin in The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon and as Johnny Crawfish, Sherman, Planet Pup and Slim Pepper Shaker in Noddy.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Wendy Rankin since 2005.



Year Title Role Notes
1993 Journey to the Planets Cook (voice) Short film
1996 The Toy Shop Additional Voices (voice) Direct-to-video
1996 Swiss Family Robinson Additional Voices (voice) Direct-to-video
2000 Franklin and the Green Knight: The Movie Mr. Owl (voice) Direct-to-video
2014 The Nut Job Fingers (voice)


Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 Cheatsy (Larry) Koopa (voice) 26 episodes
1998-2000 Noddy Johnny Crawfish, Superman the Turtle Tank, Planet Pup, Slim Pepper Shaker (voices) 66 episodes
Also puppet builder
2002 Rescue Heroes Perry Chute (voice) Episode: "Going with the Wind"
2008-2009 World of Quest Lord Spite (voice) 26 episodes
2010-2015 Babar and the Adventures of Badou Additional Voices (voice) 32 episodes
2013-2016 Camp Lakebottom Additional Voices (voice) 52 episodes
Credited as Jim Rankin


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