On this day in 1955, comedian, writer & actor Rowan Atkinson was born in Consett, County Durham, England.
Famous for his title roles in the British TV comedies Blackadder and Mr. Bean, Atkinson is the voice of Zazu in Disney's 1994 animated hit The Lion King. Zazu is a loyal hornbill who serves as King Mufasa's majordomo. You can also hear Atkinson as Zazu in the park attraction Mickey's PhilharMagic. (Zazu's appearances in other animated features & park attractions have been voiced by various actors.)
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