Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth

Billy West

Professor Farnsworth, also known simply as "the Professor", is Fry's distant nephew. Farnsworth founds Planet Express Inc. to fund his work as a mad scientist. Although he is depicted as a brilliant scientist and inventor, at more than one-hundred and sixty years old he is extremely prone to age-related forgetfulness and fits of temper.

About Billy West

An actor well known in animation circles, Billy West is one of an increasingly popular breed -- actors heard, but not seen. Tops in the voiceover 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. His animated projects include The Looney Tunes Show, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Rick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the World, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Horrible Histories, Histeria!, Catdog, Detention, Voltron, Rayman, Project Geeker and Men in Black. Amongst other things, West has worked as the in-show announcer for the Screen Gems Network. He is also the voice of George Jetson for Radio Shack, Marfalump for the Pepsi/Star Wars ad campaign, various claymation 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, and the psychotic chihuahua, Ren. It was also at that time that he supplied an array of outrageous characterizations for The Howard Stern Show.