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James Jonah "Jim" Cummings is an American voice actor and singer who has voiced almost four hundred individual characters across over two thousand TV episodes, video games, and movies.[1] He voiced four characters in Book Two of The Legend of Korra: the deep voice narrator, Karu, the fire lion turtle, and a hunter. He is mostly known for his role as Pete in the Mickey Mouse series, and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger in the Winnie the Pooh franchise.

The Legend of Korra credits

Deep Voice Narrator


Character information: Karu

Hunter #3

Lion turtle

Character information: Fire lion turtle

Selected other credits

Television work


Other credits

Biographical information

Personal life

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Cummings relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he designed and painted Mardi Gras floats, worked as a river boat deck hand, and sang and played drums in the regionally successful rock band "FUSION".

He later married and moved to Anaheim, California, where he managed a video store in the early 1980s before launching his voice-acting career in late 1984. Cummings and his wife Stephanie have two daughters as well as two older children from a previous marriage.


  • 1993: Won an Annie Award for Darkwing Duck (Voice Acting in the Field of Animation)
  • 1992: Won an Annie Award for Goof Troop (Voice Acting in the Field of Animation)
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  1. Jim Cummings (I) - Filmography. IMDb: Jim Cummings. Retrieved on October 12, 2013.
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