Peter Cullen Explains How He Created the Voice of Optimus Prime

Autobots roll out! When I was a kid I loved Transformers, even the ones that I was too dumb to transform. Let’s face it, some of those Transformers were pretty darn complicated. I’m pretty sure in order to get accepted into many top tier engineering programs you have to successfully demonstrate a proficiency with transforming Transformers. This is why I was not admitted to MIT. That, and because I’m terrible at math.

Here’s voice talent Peter Cullen – voice of Optimus Prime from the awesome 80s Transformers cartoon show and more recent movie franchise – on how he came up with the voice: