Christopher Collins (born Christopher Lawrence Latta, August 30, 1949 – June 12, 1994), also known as Chris Latta, was an American actor, voice artist, and comedian.

Biography

Christopher Collins was the original voice of Mr. Burns in the episodes "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire," "Homer's Odyssey," "There's No Disgrace Like Home," and "The Telltale Head."[1] He also voiced the America's Most Armed and Dangerous Presenter and Moe Szyslak in "Some Enchanted Evening." Collins was soon replaced by Harry Shearer for the voice of Mr. Burns because Sam Simon found Collins "difficult to work with."[2] Christopher Collins died on June 12, 1994 from a cerebral hemorrhage.

Collins was widely regarded for other animated characters he portrayed, including Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe and Starscream in Transformers. In both of these roles, he was credited as Chris Latta.

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Cast and Crew
Starring
Dan Castellaneta | Julie Kavner | Nancy Cartwright | Yeardley Smith | Hank Azaria | Harry Shearer
Also Starring
Pamela Hayden | Tress MacNeille | Maggie Roswell | Russi Taylor | Karl Wiedergott | Christopher Collins | Doris Grau | Jo Ann Harris | Marcia Mitzman Gaven
Special Guest Voices
Kelsey Grammer | Maurice LaMarche | Joe Mantegna | Marcia Wallace | Greg Berg | Albert Brooks | Phil Hartman | Jan Hooks | Jane Kaczmarek | Jon Lovitz | Frank Welker
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