Optimus's Birthday?

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    Does anyone know the day Peter Cullen was born? I know the year is 1944, but i want to know the month and date, which I can't seem to find anywhere on the Internet. That is all.
     
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    The following is quoted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Peter_Cullen

    "Age or date of birth?

    A few sources I've come across (such as the NNDB) put Peter Cullen's birth year as 1956, but that doesn't make much sense, considering the article says he graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada in 1963 (which is verified here, when he was apparently 9. An anonymous IP has been making unsourced edits saying he was born in 1940, but I can't find this information anywhere, even though it makes more sense. Heck, I can't even find his age to be sure. Does anyone know how old this guy is or when he was born? --clpo13 18:26, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

    Yeah, I was sure his birth year was way before 1956 also. It appears that the botched information may have come from IMDB, which says he was born in 1956. Askmen also quotes the same figure. I'd be very surprised to see a 28 year old (his age in 1984) pull off Optimus Prime's voice. It's way too basso. I definitely read something like 1940, a few months ago. I think that the 1956 figure may have been propagated from a single source to the point that now that's all you can find. Look on the edit history for the main page. Someone even said "I concede that a 1956 birth date doesn't make much sense, but the sources do point to 1956, not 1940" and reverted a change back to 1956. I mean, we KNOW that 1956 doesn't make sense, there is a chance that 1940 is true, so why go from stating something unverifiable to stating something definitely incorrect? Holymolytree2 13:39, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

    That edit was actually by me. The thing is that Wikipedia is all about verifiable information. Yes, 1940 seems like a better date, but it's not verifiable. All apparent evidence points to 1956, so until something can be found that says otherwise and can be cited in the article, it's got to stay 1956. That's why I was asking if anyone had any proof for a 1940 birthdate, since I can't find any. I mean, the man did the voice of Optimus Prime. Surely someone knows when he was born. --clpo13 18:04, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

    It does seem suprising to me how a man could choose to be so reculsive of his personal information that here we are, sitting on one of the biggest encylopedias with the most participants in the world, and we can't even figure out his birth date...oh well. He did the voice of optimus prime 40 or so years ago. With a 1956 birthdate, that would mean he was, like, 12 when he did it. I hardly believe that. Y'know, I would rather put in a birthdate that we cannot truly verify but is close to the date we have verified, AND on top of that it makes a whole lot more sense. I mean, leaving it at 1956 will confuse the heck out of anyone who reads it and knows that he did the voice of Optimus so long ago. At least then we could make a bit of sense if we called it 1940 (which isn't drastically far from 1956) because at least then he would be about 30 more or less when he first did the voicings. I mean, we could even say "estimated 1940" if we so desire...it still makes a whole lot more sense than saying its 1956...

    It does make sense. I'll put in c. 1940 as the birth date and a footnote about it. It's actually reasonable to assume that all the sources giving 1956 got it from a flawed original source. I just wish we had a solid reference for this. --clpo13(talk) 05:38, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

    Gah! IMDB says he was born in 1944. Other sites say 1956. But 1940 is a better estimate. Someone needs to track him down and get a straight answer out of him... --clpo13(talk) 08:10, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

    Given no source for a reasonable birthday, the article should contain no birthday. I've removed the speculation, and added some text about 1956 being wrong despite being verifiable. --Steven Fisher 06:34, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

    Note that the Finnish edition has his birthdate at December 1, 1944. However, this is the only source for an exact date I've yet found. I put a query for references on the discussion page. --Anshelm '77 12:48, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

    Fi.wikipedia gave this as the source, but apparently registration is required. --Anshelm '77 (talk) 16:25, 17 February 2008 (UTC)"








    So it sounds like December 1, 1944 is the best guess, but has no solid confirmation.
     
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    Alright. Thank you.
     
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