Lou Scheimer

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Louis Scheimer is one of the founders of the animation company Filmation, which produced the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series.

As "Erik Gunden", Scheimer did the voice acting for such characters as Orko, King Randor, Stratos, Trap-Jaw, and many others. The last name was taken from his father's original surname: "Gundenscheimer" (which was later shortened to Sheimer). The first name was Lou's middle name, which he was not given by his parents, but instead by his wife Jay, who felt that he should have one.

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Louis Scheimer is one of the founders of the animation company Filmation, which produced the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series.

As "Erik Gunden", Scheimer did the voice acting for such characters as Orko, King Randor, Stratos, Trap-Jaw, and many others. The last name was taken from his father's original surname: "Gundenscheimer" (which was later shortened to Sheimer). The first name was Lou's middle name, which he was not given by his parents, but instead by his wife Jay, who felt that he should have one.

The reason producer Lou Scheimer performed the voices for so many supporting characters on He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra: Princess of Power was that the "official" voice actors were contracted to perform no more than three different voices per episode. And since there were usually only three regular cast members working on each show, Lou would fill in the rest of the male cast. This is also why his wife Jay and daughter Erika did various small parts in the first season of He-Man. During the second season of He-Man and all of She-Ra, Erika Scheimer received an on screen credit as an actor and also directed the voice actors, and she and her father would record the remaining voices on their own later.

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