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Donavan Freberg

Birthplace: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Stan Friberg and Donna Freberg
Brother of Donna Jean Freberg

Occupation: Voice actor, Photographer, Writer
Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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About Donavan Freberg

Donavan Freberg, sometimes credited as Donovan Freberg (born April 6, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.) is an American advertising creative, voice actor, photographer, and writer.

His voice-acting credits include Peanuts' Linus (1977–1978) and Charlie Brown (1978–1980) in commercials and public service announcements; Tom Little on The Littles (1983–1985); Montgomery Moose on The Get-Along Gang; the video game Zork: Grand Inquisitor; and voiceovers for hundreds of radio and television commercials. He also performed the puppet character Baby Boolie on The Weird Al Show.

He is probably best known for appearing in a series of commercials for Encyclopædia Britannica produced by his father, satirist and advertising creative Stan Freberg. The 1988–1993 advertising campaign was the most successful in the company's 200 year history; Freberg was elevated to cult status, parodied on Saturday Night Live and SCTV, dubbed a "Pop Intellectual" by GQ magazine, and named "The Most Annoying Geek of the '90s" by TV Tome. He was spoofed in a 2003 feature in The Onion, and in 2006, was chosen for VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars, ranking number 83. He created a series of videos that he has posted to YouTube.

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April 6, 1971
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA