Today would have been Chris Latta’s 63rd birthday.
Born on August 30, 1949, Christopher Charles Collins was an actor, comedian, and voice artist whose talent breathed life into countless characters. Among his most famous were the Sunbow animated versions of Cobra Commander and the treacherous Decepticon Starscream. Other characters included his first voice role Sgt. Knox (Starblazers), Wheeljack (Transformers), Gung-Ho (Duh!), D’Compose (Inhumanoids), and the debut appearance of Montgomery Burns (The Simpsons). Other live-action appearances include Road House, Married… With Children, and Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot!
Chris Latta died on June 12, 1994.
Happy birthday, Chris. You’ve touched countless lives through your performances.
Hasbro really knocked one out of the park this year with their SDCC exclusives! Based on Devil’s Due Press’ first volume of “G.I. Joe vs. the Transformers”, this year will see the release of a non-tranformable “Starscream” Skystriker as well as a pilot version of Cobra Commander. However, the icing on the plastic cake comes in the form of the Commander’s accessory– MEGATRON himself!!!
Even though I won’t be attending SDCC, I’ll be doing my darnedest to get my hands on one of these!