Hubert J Farnsworth
job: Inventor, Lecturer, P.E Founder
voiced by: Billy West
Professor Hubert Farnsworth is the oldest living member of The Academy of Professors. He was born in 2841. He currently owns the Planet Express delivery firm so as to fund his inventing. He also lectures at Mars University on the mathematics of quantum neutrino fields (he made up the name so no one would dare take it).
He is technically 160 years old but to avoid being picked up by the sunset squad and taken to the near death star he says he is 150. Every person who lives past 160 on earth is taken there and used as an energy source in the same way people were in the film 'The Matrix' He is Fry's great (x30) nephew and has a clone called Cubert.
An actor well-known in animation circles, Billy West is one of an increasingly popular breed - actors heard but not seen. Tops in the voice-over business, some of West's most famous voices include those of Ren & Stimpy, Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in the feature film Space Jam and the official voice of Woody Woodpecker, as well as years of providing celebrity voice impersonations on The Howard Stern Show.
Some of his animated projects include: Histeria!, Catdog, Detention, Voltron, Rayman, Project Geeker and Men in Black. Amongst other things, West has been the in-show announcer for the Screen Gems Network, the voice of George Jetson for Radio Shack, Marfalump for the Pepsi/Star Wars ad campaign, various claymation characters for Brisk Iced Tea and the Red M&M for the millennium M&Ms campaign.
A self-proclaimed Mel Blanc devotee, West recalls that even as a very small child he would listen to people's voices on the radio and imitate them. His big break came in 1988, when he landed the role of Cecil in the cartoon Beanie and Cecil. From there, he was noticed by the creators of Ren & Stimpy, who brought him on to portray the dim-bulb feline, Stimpy; later, he also took over the role of the psychotic chihuahua Ren. It was at that time that he supplied an array of outrageous characterizations for The Howard Stern Show.