Pete Renaday is an American actor and voice actor who has done many voice-over and acting roles for Disney films, TV shows, attractions and record albums.
Other attractions that he has lent his voice to over the years include Walt Disney World’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (as Captain Nemo), The Hall of Presidents (as Abraham Lincoln from 1994-2008), the Disneyland version of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (as the narrator), The Walt Disney Story (as the narrator), the Tomorrowland Transit Authority, Adventure Thru Inner Space and Disneyland’s Mark Twain Riverboat.
His Disney film credits include The Aristocats (as the Milkman and Le Petit Cafe Chef) and The Rescuers (as the American delegate). He also portrayed Eddie Valiant in early screen tests for Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Renaday is also famous for providing the voice of the Ghost Host on the Disneyland Records album Story and Song from The Haunted Mansion (Renaday was also an early choice for that role in the attraction, which eventually went to Paul Frees). He also voiced Mickey Mouse on several albums in the 1980s, such as Splashdance and Yankee Doodle Mickey.
Peter has also appeared in many leading roles on stage in the Southern California area for the past 45 years. He has been seen in the roles of King Henry II in The Lion in Winter, CS Lewis in Shadowlands, Abraham Lincoln in The Rivalry, Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles, Jay Follet in All the Way Home, James Tyrone Jr in Long Day’s Journey into Night, and in musical theater as Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Harold Hill in The Music Man, King Arthur in Camelot, Fagin in Oliver, Michael in I Do, I Do and Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha.
Peter is well-known in the field of cartoon voices, having voiced the roles of Splinter in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mandrake the Magician in Defenders of the Earth, among many others.
He appeared for several years in the recurring role of John Jacks on General Hospital.