On Friday, October 14, 2022, Jan Rabson reportedly passed dead suddenly, according to an online obituary. The deceased’s cause of death, however, was not made public.
East Meadow, New York, is where Rabson was born. Thousands of ads, movies, TV shows, and animated movies and series have featured Jan’s voice. Jan spent many years performing in front of the camera in sketches with Johnny Carson’s “Mighty Carson Art Players” and lending her voice to answering machines, cash registers, and other inanimate objects. As Larry Laffer in the films Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!, Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!, Leisure Suit Larry’s Casino, Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude, Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded, and Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry, he played one of his more well-known characters. The most recent films that include Jan’s voice include Toy Story 3, Up, WALL-E, and all of the Pixar Cars Toons cartoons. He went by the name Stanley Gurd Jr. in some of his anime dubbing and on-camera work, and is most known for portraying Tetsuo Shima in Akira (the Streamline dub for Orion Pictures) under that identity. He also provides the voice of Horse in the preschool television program Slim Pig.
Rabson was the inaugural participant and winner of Blackout in 1988.
He recently played Tetsuo Shima again for AficionadosChris’ review of the movie Akira.