Actor Robert Axelrod

Robert Axelrod (May 29, 1949 – September 7, 2019), also credited as Axel Roberts and Myron Mensah, was an American actor. He was primarily known for his voice work, which included Digimon, having started voice acting for the English-language versions of anime in 1980; providing the voice of Lord Zedd, the main villain of the original Power Rangers series; and Finster, the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers monster maker. He also portrayed a Paul McCartney look-alike on the popular sitcom Family Matters, and later in his career appeared in several productions by comedy duo Tim & Eric.


He was born and raised in New York City. He has said that he wanted to be in the entertainment industry starting in kindergarten after first entertaining his classmates. He started acting in commercials and theater as a child. He then worked as a full-time guitarist in the early 1970s. Then in 1980 he got his start in voice over roles with Banner the Squirrel. He continued throughout the years performing on stage and in 1983 starred in the rock play All the Difference. In 1984 he started working for Saban Entertainment doing voice over and writing for programs including Wowser and Hallo Spencer, which he said were “the two finest products we produced.” His agency, Mobile Monicker Productions, noted that he voiced over 150 characters in his career.


Axelrod died in Los Angeles on September 7, 2019 at the age of 70. He had been suffering from complications from a spinal surgery he had in 2018. He was survived by his sister.



  • Aesop’s Fables – Hare
  • Around the World with Willy Fog – Additional Voices
  • Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran – Genma Otagaki
  • Codename: Robotech – Rico
  • Cowboy Bebop – Doctor Londes – As Axel Roberts
  • Digimon Adventure – Wizardmon, Vademon
  • Digimon Adventure 02 – Armadillomon, Ankylomon, Wizardmon, Shakkoumon (Shared with Dave Mallow)
  • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds – Blue Falcon, Additional Voices
  • Gaiking – Prince Darius, Additional voices
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Katakura
  • Grimm’s Fairy Tale Classics – Hare
  • Hajime no ippo – Hachinohe
  • Honeybee Hutch – Additional Voices
  • Little Women – Father
  • Lensman – Sol
  • Maple Town – Additional Voices
  • Neo-Tokyo – Tsutomu Sugioka
  • The Noozles – Additional Voices
  • Robotech – Rico (as Axel Roberts)
  • Rurouni Kenshin – Sakata, Additional Voices
  • Samurai Champloo – Roukishi
  • Space Pirate Captain Harlock – Dr. Zero
  • The Big O – Colonel Anthony Gauss – As Axel Roberts
  • Transformers: Robots in Disguise – Movor
  • Wowser – Ratso Catso
  • Ys – Jenokris
  • Animation

  • Animated Stories from the New Testament – Bartholomew
  • Chucklewood Critters – George, Easter Bunny
  • Creepy Crawlers – Additional Voices
  • Iznogoud – Additional Voices
  • Jin Jin and the Panda Patrol – Professor Know-A-Lot, Additional Voices
  • Journey to the Heart of the World – Scarface
  • Little Miss – Narrator (USA version)
  • Mickey Mouse Works – Headless Horseman
  • Spider-Man: The Animated Series – Microchip
  • Wisdom of the Gnomes – Additional Voices
  • Film

    Year Title Role Notes Source
    1976 The Smurfs and the Magic Flute Brainy Smurf English version, Voice
    1978 Lupin the Third Mamo Voice
    1979 Manxmouse Frank English version, Voice, Uncredited
    1980 Tricks of the Trade
    1981 Swan Lake Hans English version, Voice, Uncredited
    1984 Katy Caterpillar Gilbert English version, Voice
    1984 Lensman Sol English version, Voice
    1985 Victims! Serial Killer #1
    1986 Bad Guys Prof. Gimble’s Assistant
    1986 Murphy’s Law Hotel Clerk
    1986 Sorority House Massacre Larry
    1987 Assassination Finney
    1987 The Danger Zone Ronnie
    1987 Neo Tokyo Tsutomu Sugioka (segment “The Order to Stop Construction”), English version, Voice
    1987 Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Italian Restaurant Bartender
    1987 Obsessions
    1988 The Blob Jennings
    1988 Katy and the Katerpillar Kids Gilbert English version, Voice
    1988 The Big Turnaround Guerro
    1989 American Rampage Coroner
    1989 Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects Security Guard
    1989 The Lords of Magick Pea Prince
    1989 Midnight Ozzie
    1989 Fortress of Amerikkka Gun Store Salesman
    1989 Alien Private Eye Scunge
    1990 Chance Gavin
    1990 Repo Jake King
    1991 F.A.R.T. the Movie Minister
    1991 Zeiram Kamiya English version, Voice
    1992 Wishman Murdock
    1993 Beyond Fear Vince Paige
    1993 Rule No. 3 Mark Uncredited
    1994 Taxi Dancers
    1995 Dead Badge Pimp
    1995 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Lord Zedd Voice
    1995 Tornado Run Don Pinsley
    1995 Fatal Pursuit Billy
    2000 Digimon: The Movie Armadillomon Voice
    2001 Metropolis Ham Egg English version, Voice
    2001 Der kleine Eisbär Seagull 3 English version, Voice
    2001 Karma to Burn Reggie
    2002 A Light in the Darkness Dr. Aberdeen
    2002 Deep Freeze Lenny
    2003 Exorcism Dark Prince
    2003 A Light in the Forest Judge Chester
    2004 Innocence Koga / Lin English version, Voice
    2004 The Last Shot Man
    2007 The Anatolian Club Owner
    2008 Safety First: The Rise of Women! Narrator
    2009 The Revenant Racially Confused Veteran
    2009 Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Ultraman King Voice
    2009 Fist of the North Star: The Shin Saga Voice
    2010 Space Pirate Captain Harlock 2 Voice
    2010 Space Pirate Captain Harlock Voice
    2010 Danguard Ace 3 Voice
    2010 Danguard Ace 2 Voice
    2010 Danguard Ace Voice
    2011 The Adventures of Nadja II Abel
    2011 The Adventures of Nadja Abel
    2011 Gaiking III Emperor Darius Voice
    2011 Gaiking II Emperor Darius Voice
    2011 Gaiking I Emperor Darius Voice
    2011 Frogtown Ben
    2011 Fist of the North Star: The Toki Saga Voice
    2011 Fist of the North Star: The Souther Saga Voice
    2011 Fist of the North Star: The Ray Saga Voice
    2012 Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie Robert Axelrod
    2012 Mommy’s Little Monster Dr. Aberdeen
    2015 Monday Morning Mitch Katz
    2016 The Vanquisher Andrew Spencer Voice
    2016 Boonville Redemption Clyde
    2017 The Clapper Spider Parson
    2018 Tales of Frankenstein Dinu
    2019 Induced Effect Mr. Rodgers (final film role)

    External Links

    Actor Robert Axelrod – Wikipedia

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