Buster Jones – Voice of Blaster- has Passed Away

Voice actor Buster Jones passed away on 9/15/14 at the age of 71. The cause of death is unknown at the moment.  Buster was known for his roles in the G1 Transformers series as everyone’s favorite rhyming Autobot, Blaster. He was also notorious for his role as Winston Zeddemore in the show “The Real Ghostbusters“.

Word spread slowly to his friends that he had passed due in part to his neighbor who was kind enough to personally go to each of his friends and inform them of what had happened. Buster never married and didn’t have any kids. May his spark rest in peace.

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Buster Jones, popular cartoon voice actor of the 1970s-80s, passed away on 9/15/14. I learned of this because his neighbor kindly notified his Facebook friends list one at a time. Buster was not married and had no children.

In 2011, I had the privilege of interviewing him for my Super Friends blog series. It was the first interview he gave about his animation voiceover work. His interview was one of the most candid of that (or any of my) series—in fact, one of his stories in particular is flat-out ribald. Buster had been out of the VO business for a while and was desperate for work. That interview got him invited to a cartoon convention in Texas, for which he got paid—and the royal treatment.

When talking conversationally, Buster had a stutter. However, when he recorded, it went away.

 

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