Chuck E. Cheese voice actor fired after 19 years, replaced with a rock star without his knowledge

By on Jul 4, 2012 in Business, Food, United States Comments

Duncan Brannan, the American voice actor that voiced the mouse mascot for the Chuck E. Cheese (CEC) ads was allegedly fired and was replaced by a rock star, as part of the company’s plan to launch a national ad campaign within this week.

Chuck E. Cheese mascot since 1993
Image Credit: Chuck E. Cheese Facebook

As noted at Dallas Observer on Monday, July 2, 2012, CEC Entertainment Inc. has dropped the voice of Duncan Brannan for their Chuck E. Cheese brand ad, which was known to the public for 19 years, but the voice actor said he was not informed not until he heard the company’s new song and learned that it was not his voice.

“Yes, I just found out myself through a CEC fan informing me of “Chuck’s Hot New Single” and a follow-up conversation with a friend/contact at CEC. Inc.: I am no longer the voice of Chuck E. Cheese.” Duncan Brannan wrote on his official Facebook page last Thursday, June 28, which was also posted at via a pdf file.

“Why CEC Inc. chose to do this, or do it in this manner, one can only speculate and that is not my place. The fact is I am grateful for the time I have had to do this, to be ‘Chuck E.‘ — grateful to God for the appointment and grateful to the people at CEC Inc. for the opportunity.” Brannan added.

“No. What it was about, what my sincere hope is that you — you Fans, you parents, and all you kids who have loved Chuck E. Cheese over the years — have seen, heard, or experienced Jesus Christ in and through my life in some way.” Brannan explained further.

Apparently, the official Facebook page of Chuck E. Cheese now shows a silhouette of a mouse playing guitar, with the phrase “You’ve never seen Chuck E. rock like this” with the new song reportedly set for release this Thursday, July 5, which will feature the voice of Jaret Reddick, the lead singer of pop-punk band ‘Bowling for Soup‘.

Chuck E. Cheese Facebook ad
Image Credit: Chuck E. Cheese Facebook

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