Paul Frees in a rare on-camera appearance in The War of the Worlds (1953).

Paul Frees (1920-1986) was an American actor, writer, director and voiceover artist. He enjoyed a long career in films and television, and worked frequently with the Walt Disney Company.

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  • The Beatniks was the only film that Frees ever directed or wrote, though he did receive writing credit on several episodes of The Donald O'Connor Show.
  • Frees can still be heard by visitors to The Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland as the voice of the Ghost Host.
  • Frees provided the voice of Colossus in Colossus: The Forbin Project, which Joel Robinson identified as his favorite movie at the end of Master Ninja II.

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