About this actor
Harvey Atkin (born December 18, 1942 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian voice actor who has worked in feature films and television. He has also done voice-overs, and has voiced animations. From an early age he was exposed to many things that would shape his view of life. His grandfather, an immigrant from Russia, steeped his young grandson in the old country's ways, which included the Yiddish language. Atkin claims that to this day, his late grandfather is still a major influence on him. He and his parents lived with him for several years before finally getting their own house – around the corner from his grandfather's. Atkin's father, for his part, played an equally important role in his son's upbringing. It was he who taught Atkin about the business world. However, at this time, it seemed that Atkin's "job description" was "class clown". Owing to Atkin's continual clowning in school, he was encouraged to join the school's drama club. This, and his winning a best actor award...