Winkless, Jeff

Winkless, Jeff

Birthday: Jun 2, 1941
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Jeffrey Alan Winkless (June 2, 1941 - June 26, 2006) was an American film and voice actor and music composer.

He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.

One of his younger brothers, Daniel Owen Winkless, worked with him on The Banana Splits Adventure Hour. He was also credited as Jeffrey Brock.

He has done voice-overs for several anime titles dubbed by Streamline Pictures including Doomed Megalopolis, Space Adventure Cobra, Vampire Hunter D, Crying Freeman and Lily C.A.T..

Winkless died of a brain tumor on June 26, 2006, 24 days after his 65th birthday. He is survived by his three brothers and Rayonelle Baldwin (his wife).

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JTurner | Dec 16, 2012 11:27 PM
Jeff Winkless is a hit and miss voice actor for me. He has done some solid work; his turn as Nemo in the Streamline dub of NADIA, although not as memorable as Ev Lunning's, is appropriately solid and mysterious, and his turn as Jodo in the CAGLIOSTRO Streamline dub isn't too bad either. On the other hand, his turn as the evil Count Magnus Lee in VAMPIER HUNTER D was rather laughable and cheesy. His dreadfully robotic Muska in the '80s dub of CASTLE IN THE SKY is even worse; absolutely devoid of any genuine malice or subtle evil. Seriously! It just makes Mark Hamill's more animated take that much better by comparison, also proving that copying the Japanese VA's vocal stylings (as defenders of this older dub have attempted to counter) does not a good performance make.

But those two bad vocal performances are not his fault; bad voice direction and rushed time constraints are the real culprits. Given the circumstances, he had the potential to turn out good work, but he could also turn out misfires as well.

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