Gareth Cliff lends voice for Disney show

2013-03-04 11:23
Cape Town - 5FM DJ and Idols SA judge Gareth Cliff will join other celebrities such as David Beckham, Selena Gomez, Ben Stiller and Michael J Fox as stars to have voiced a character on the hit Disney show Phineas and Ferb.

Gareth has been cast as Ducky Mo-Mo, a travelling salesman, in an episode which is set to air locally on Disney XD (DStv channel 304).

After posting an announcement on his blog on Saturday morning, Gareth told Sowetan Live that he was approached by Disney in November last year to voice the character for the popular kids show, and recordings took place in January.

"I was amazed at how many high-profile stars were involved, from Jonathan Ross to David Beckham, and I thought, well, if they want me, then yeah," said Gareth about his involvement.

'A first for me'

"I really enjoy Phineas and Ferb, so I am thrilled to be part of such an iconic series. Doing a voice-over cameo is a first for me, so I jumped at the challenge! It's a show that both adults and kids of all ages can enjoy together and I can't wait for everyone to see my episode."

He also revealed that he shares some traits with his character on the show - them both being sarcastic and annoying - but reckons it was a great character to portray.

The premiere of Tri-State Treasures: Boots of Secrets will air locally on Saturday 16 March at 09:45 on Disney XD.


  • jaco.skalkwyk.3 - 2013-03-04 11:42

    Entering the dark side of entertainment. He will be home there.

      Klippies Coke - 2013-03-04 12:12

      He's been on the dark side for a very long time. At least he is in touch with reality: "He also revealed that he shares some traits with his character on the show - them both being sarcastic and annoying..."

  • jeremy thorpe - 2013-03-04 11:44

    "Phineas and Ferb" is THE current Disney cartoon. It appeals to kids because stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb always find something amazing to do on each day of their "104 days of summer vacation," despite the continuing threat of their older sister Candice to "bust them." The show also appeals to adults (me included) because it's brilliantly written and topical. The evil Dr Doofenschmirtz is a particular favourite! Not to mention Perry the platypus! So good luck Gareth and well done. It'll certainly be a first to have a South African voice on the show.....

  • Shannon McMurtrie - 2013-03-04 12:08

    Cant stand the loud mouthed jerk!

      andrew.hendrikse - 2013-03-04 13:29

      @ FreeProf.whoever.... Thanks for expressing your feelings...I hope you feel anybody cares!

  • Siyethemba Lynett Masuku - 2013-03-04 12:25

    Wow...thanks Gareth. Its awesome to read such good news for a change (...considering what's been happening in the country of late). You've given me reason to be proudly South African again!!!

  • Guy Rice - 2013-03-04 12:43

    One of the chipmunks?

      PointBlank - 2013-03-04 13:53

      Na you look more like Pumba.

  • Jackie Theunissen - 2013-03-04 13:35

    i agree with Shannon never liked Gareth maybe he shld go to hollywood and not come back.

      PointBlank - 2013-03-04 13:53

      Maybe you should just sit down.

  • Mike Taylor - 2013-03-04 13:51

    Seems I used a word for Gareth that's not allowed! Maybe Doofenschmirtz can build a Degarethifier which would turn him into a blind mole so he can spend the rest of his miserable life underground in the dark eating worms and roots, and not polluting the airwaves with his mindless banality.

      Danie Henrietta van Zyl - 2013-03-05 06:28

      In the end he remains a tool.

  • Philo Pillowcase Simelane - 2013-03-04 15:01

    He really fits in Hollywood doesn't he.... And i mean just that....

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