Robert Fredrick "Rob" Paulsen III (born March 11) often credited as Rob Paulsen, is the regular voice actor for Raphael in the 1987 animated series, up until the last season, when he was replaced by Michael Gough. Rob returned to the Ninja Turtles franchise as the voice of Donatello in the 2012 animated TV series. He will be the voice director for Rise of the TMNT.
Other notable roles of his include Yakko, Otto Scratchensniff, and Pinky from Animaniacs, the latter role which he also voiced in Pinky and the Brain, and The Mask, from the animated television series based on the film. His role as Pinky won him a Daytime Emmy Award for male vocal performance. In total, Paulsen has been the voice of over 250 different animated characters and performed in over 1000 commercials.
He continues to play minor parts in dozens of cartoons, as well as supporting characters in multiple animated movies.