Thursday, July 15, 2010
Peter Fernandez, 1927-2010
Peter Fernandez in 2007. Photo courtesy Peter Fernandez.
Legendary voice actor Peter Fernandez died on the morning of July 15 of lung cancer. He was 83 years old. Although most of his fans recognize him as the voice of Speed Racer, he also dubbed many Godzilla movies, including Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster, Son of Godzilla, and Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster.
I last spoke with Peter in September. I knew he wasn't doing well, and I wanted to see how he was doing. At the time, he was in good spirits and shared many stories about his time in the military during World War II. It was a fascinating account from a fascinating individual.
My sincerest condolences to Peter's widow, Noel, for her loss.