Born in Youngstown, Ohio , Cummings relocated to New Orleans , 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. Columba grade schools as well as Ursuline High School and graduated from there in He later married and moved to Anaheim, California , where he managed a video store in the early s, before launching his voice-acting career in late He began partially replacing Paul Winchell as Tigger , before fully replacing him as the character in 's The Tigger Movie. In , he ventured to Warner Bros. Animation to voice the Tasmanian Devil on the animated series Taz-Mania and would continue to voice the character in various Looney Tunes media. When actor Jeremy Irons , the voice of Scar in The Lion King , developed vocal problems during recording of the song " Be Prepared ", Cummings replaced him on the remainder of the track.
Allegations of Rape/Sexual Assault
Legendary Disney voice actor Jim Cummings — known for characters like Tigger, Mickey Mouse villain, Pete, and Winnie the Pooh — is currently locked in a bitter war with his ex-wife and she is claiming years of abuse by the star, including sexual assault, drug addiction and animal abuse. Jim and Stephanie Cummings were married in and divorced a decade later, in They have two minor daughters, Johanna and Lulu, and have been arguing in an L. County courtroom over alleged incidents of abuse that occurred between and , after the couple's marriage fell apart. According to documents obtained by The Blast, Stephanie claims that since her divorce from Jim, he "has engaged in physical, sexual and emotional abuse including but not limited to death threats, rape, and various sexual deviant behavior forced upon me without my consent. Stephanie also notes that Jim is a "very successful voice over actor. He has provided voices for such films as ' Winnie the Pooh ,' ' Lion King ,'" and adds that "he has done over voices.
Jim Cummings is a featured article , which means it has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Disney Wiki community. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, please feel free to contribute. James Jonah " Jim " Cummings is an American voice actor and singer who has appeared in nearly four hundred roles.
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