George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915–October 10, 1985) was the voice of Unicron in The Transformers: The Movie. He was born in 1915 in Kenosha, Wisconsin and in 1938 he convinced a bunch of rubes that Martians were invading the Earth with his War of the Worlds radio show. On screen, Welles had a highly memorable role in The Muppet Movie, where he gave Kermit the Frog his big break in Hollywood. He also made some movie about some guy who wants a sled.
It wasn't until 1985 that Mr. Welles finally fulfilled his true destiny by playing the planet-gobbling world Unicron, although, sadly, Mr. Welles died before the movie was released in 1986.
- Apparently, Mr. Welles was tough to work with. He didn't take voice direction very well, and his first viewing of the script was on the day he came in to record his lines. His voice was also very weak, so the voice you hear in the movie is Welles' voice run through a synthesizer.