Voted "most likely to be someone else" in high school, Maurice LaMarche has been doing character voices and impressions since childhood. He started getting paid for it at the tender age of 19, when he began performing stand-up comedy at Toronto's "Yuk Yuk's" comedy club.
After moving to Los Angeles, LaMarche began a ten-year stint in stand-up, touring as the opening act for such performers as Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin, Kool & the Gang and the Temptations/Four Tops tour. In 1985, LaMarche began a second career in the world of animation, when he was cast as Chief Quimby on Inspector Gadget and Egon Spengler on The Real Ghostbusters.
As a cartoon voice actor, he has worked on over a hundred animated series and won an Emmy® Award for his performance on Futurama. LaMarche was also nominated three other times for an Emmy® for his voice acting, including for playing The Brain on Steven Spielberg’s Pinky & The Brain, for which he also won the Annie Award as Outstanding Voiceover Performer.
LaMarche is also often heard in the commercial world as the voice of Toucan Sam, spokesbird of Froot Loops cereal, a part he's played since 1987; and he is especially proud to have been cast as the signature voice of Lexus.