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Summer, Cree 1970(?)– (Cree Summer Francks)

SUMMER, Cree 1970(?)
(Cree Summer Francks)

PERSONAL

Full name, Cree Summer Francks; born July 7, 1970 (some sources cite 1969), in Encino, CA; daughter of Don Francks (an actor) and Lili Clark.

Addresses: Agent The William Morris Agency, 151 S. El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 902122775.

Career: Actress, voiceover artist, and musician. Provided voices for television commercials, including voice of green, M&Ms, 2000. Toured the United States as a musical performer; past member of the band Subject to Change.

Awards, Honors: Image Award nomination, outstanding lead actress in a drama series, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1996, for Sweet Justice; Annie Award nomination, outstanding individual achievement for voice acting, 1999, for Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain; Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding performer in an animated program, 2001, for Clifford the Big Red Dog; Image Award nomination, outstanding performance in a youth or children's series/special, 2002, for A Rugrats Kwanzaa Special; Image Award nomination, outstanding performance in a youth/children's program, 2004, for All Grown Up.

CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

(As Cree Summer Francks) Voice of Penny, Inspector Gadget, syndicated, 19831985.

(As Cree Summer Francks) Voice of Princess Knee Saa, Ewoks (animated; also known as The All New Ewoks, Ewoks and Droids Adventure Hour, and Star Wars: Ewoks ), ABC, 19851986.

(As Cree Summer Francks) Voice of Catnip, Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater (animated), CBS, 1987.

Winifred "Freddie" Brooks, A Different World, NBC, 19881993.

Voice of Chilly Cooper, Slimer! and the Real Ghost-busters (animated), 1988.

Voice of Robin, Camp Candy, NBC, 1989.

Voice of Elmyra Duff, Tiny Toon Adventures (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures ), Fox, 1990.

Voice of Karen, Captain Planet and the Planeteers (animated; also known as The New Adventures of Captain Planet ), TBS and syndicated, 1990.

Tigerlilly, Peter Pan and the Pirates, Fox, 1990.

Voice of Susan "Susie" Carmichael, Rugrats (animated), 19922004.

Voice of Dulcy the dragon, Sonic the Hedgehog (animated), 1993.

Voice of Spencer, Problem Child, 1994.

Reese Daulkins, Sweet Justice, NBC, 1994.

Voice of Hyena, Gargoyles (animated), syndicated, 1994.

Voices of Sheba Beboporeba, Rock Bottom, and Master Cylinder, The Twisted Adventures of Felix the Cat (animated), CBS, 1995.

Voice of Princess Kitana, Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series (animated; also known as Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm ), USA Network, 1995.

Voices of Jill and others, Freakazoid! (animated), The WB, 1995.

(As Cree Summer Francks) Voice of Prince Louie the Ape, Jungle Cubs (animated), ABC, 1996.

Voice of Lady "Becky" Macbeth, Project G.ee.K.e.R. (animated), CBS, 1996.

Voice of Jennifer Walters/She Hulk, The Incredible Hulk and Friends (animated), UPN, 1996.

Voice of Nefertina, Mummies Alive! (animated), syndicated, 1997.

Voices of princess and others, 101 Dalmatians: The Series (animated; also known as 101 Dalmatians ), ABC, 1997.

Voice of Tessa James/Vanessa James, Pepper Ann (animated; also known as Disney's Pepper Ann ), ABC, 1997.

Voice of Elmyra Duff, Pinky, Elmyra, and the Brain (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky, Elmyra, and the Brain ), The WB, 1998.

Voice of Aka Pella in Histeria Kid Chorus, Histeria! (animated; also known as Warner Bros.' Histeria! ), The WB, 19982000.

Voice of Max Gibson, Batman Beyond (animated; also known as Batman of the Future ), The WB, 1999.

Voice of Chloe Flan, Sabrina the Animated Series (animated; also known as Sabrina ), ABC, 1999.

Voices of Carver's mom, Todd Descartes, and Carver's sister, The Weekenders (animated; also known as Disney's the Weekenders ), ABC, 2000.

Voice of Cleo, Clifford the Big Red Dog (animated; also known as Scholastic Clifford ), PBS, 2000.

Voice of Miranda Killgallen, As Told by Ginger (animated), Nickelodeon, 2000.

Voices of Abigail "Abby" Lincoln and Cree, Codename: Kids Next Door (animated), Cartoon Network, 2002.

Voice of Tiff Krust, My Life as a Teenage Robot (animated), Nickelodeon, 2003.

Voice of Susie, All Grown Up (animated), CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Voice of Shirelle, The California Raisin Show, 1989.

Voice of Alto/young toon saxaphone, "Frame That Toon," Bonkers (animated), syndicated, 1993.

Lisa Adams, "The Harder They Fall," The Fresh Prince of BelAir, NBC, 1994.

Summer, "Love Thy Neighbor," Living Single, Fox, 1994.

Voice of Elmyra Duff, "Lookit the Fuzzy Heads," Animaniacs (animated), Fox, 1994.

Danny Gates, "Order in the Court," Courthouse, CBS, 1995.

Voice of the princess, "The Frog Prince," Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, HBO, 1995.

Voice of second ice maiden, "Cold Comfort," Batman Gotham Knights (animated), 1997.

Voice of Natasha, "Heavy Metal," Superman (animated), The WB, 1997.

Voice of psychic girl, "The Hand of Fate," Superman (animated), The WB, 1997.

Voice, "The Undercover Syndrome," The Men in Black Series (animated), The WB, 1997.

Voice of Bunny, "Brinky," Pinky and the Brain (animated), The WB, 1997.

Voice of receptionist, "Brainwashed: Part 2: I Am Not a Hat," Pinky and the Brain (animated), The WB, 1998.

Voice of Rosie, "Rebel without a Trunk," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999.

Voices of feral girl and panther, "Two's Company," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999.

Voice of Savy SL2, "The Slayer," Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (animated), UPN and syndicated, 2000.

Voices of Amy Elephant, puppy, and Salvador, "A Johnny Bravo Christmas," Johnny Bravo, Cartoon Network, 2001.

"All the News," Kim Possible (animated), 2002.

Voice of Supermodel/Tuesday Tate, "Model Cityzens," Totally Spies (animated), Fox Family, 2002.

Voice of Peabo, "Poetic Justice," The Proud Family (animated), The Disney Channel, 2002.

Voice of Professor Williams, "The Party," SpiderMan (animated), MTV, 2003.

Voice of Crystal Bianca, "Reggie's Big (Beach) Break," Rocket Power (animated), Nickelodeon, 2003.

Voice of Professor Williams, "When Sparks Fly," Spider Man (animated), MTV, 2003.

Voice of Professor Williams, "Heroes and Villains," SpiderMan (animated), MTV, 2003.

Voice of Stephanie, "Ear No Evil/Unlicensed Flying Object," My Life as a Teenage Robot (animated), Nickelodeon, 2003.

Voice of first drone, "Dressed to Kill/Shell Game," My Life as a Teenage Robot (animated), Nickelodeon, 2003.

Voices of third boy and second girl, "See No Evil/The Great Unwashed," My Life as a Teenage Robot (animated), Nickelodeon, 2003.

Voice of Mayor Sartonni, "An Out of Body Experience: Part 1," Ozzy and Drix (animated), 2003.

Voice of Javier, "Surf and Turf," The Proud Family (animated), The Disney Channel, 2003.

Voice of Peabo, "Monkey Business," The Proud Family (animated), The Disney Channel, 2003.

Voice of Elliott/Iesha's brother, "Hooray for Iesha," The Proud Family (animated), The Disney Channel, 2003.

Voice of Peabo, "The Camp The Counselor The Mole and The Rock," The Proud Family (animated), The Disney Channel, 2003.

Also appeared in episodes of the following animated series: New Kids on the Block; voice of Elise, "Elise: Mere Mortal," Oh Yeah! Cartoons!, Nickelodeon; (as Cree Summer Francks) voice, Droids: The Adventures of R2D2 and C3P0, ABC; voice, Teacher's Pet (animated; also known as Disney's Teacher's Pet ), ABC; voice, The Wacky World of Tex Avery, syndicated; voice of Louie, Disney's Jungle Cubs, ABC; voice, All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series, syndicated; voice, Hercules (also known as Disney's Hercules ), ABC and syndicated; voice, Kid 'n' Play, NBC; voice of Pearl, The Little Mermaid; voice of Sulee, "The Legend of Big Thing," Cro; and voice of Medusa, Bruno the Kid.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Magical World of Disney, NBC, 1988.

Voice, Tiny Toon Adventures: The Looney Beginning (animated), CBS, 1990.

Fifty Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth, CBS, 1992.

Voice of Elmyra Duff, It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special (animated), Fox, 1992.

Voice of Kim, Edith Ann's Christmas (animated; also known as Just Say Noel ), ABC, 1996.

Voice of Susie Carmichael, Rugrats: All Growed Up (animated), Nickelodeon, 2001.

Voice of Susie Carmichael, A Rugrats Kwanzaa (animated), Nickelodeon, 2001.

Rugrats: Still Babies After All These Years (documentary), Nickelodeon, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Cheryl, "Double Identity," Perfect Crimes, CBS, 1991.

Voice of Numbuh 5, The Kids Next Door (animated), Cartoon Network, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Cree Summer Francks) Jazz singer, Bay Coven (also known as The Devils of Bay Cove, Eye of the Demon, and Strangers in Town ), NBC, 1987.

Television Work; Series:

Additional voices, Widget, the World Watcher (also known as Widget ), syndicated, 1990.

Film Appearances:

(As Cree Summer Francks) Fields of Endless Day, 1978.

(As Cree Summer Francks) Voice of Kim, The Care Bears Movie (animated), Goldwyn, 1985.

(As Cree Summer Francks) Voice of Christy Davis Timbs, Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (animated), Columbia, 1986.

(As Cree Summer Francks) Voice of Frankella, Madballs: Escape from Orb! (animated), 1986.

(As Cree Summer Francks) Colts band member, Hearts of Fire, Lorimar, 1986.

(As Cree Summer Francks) Lisa, Wild Thing, Atlantic, 1987.

Black or White, 1991.

Voices of Elmyra and Mary Melody, Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (animated; also known as How I Spent My Vacation ), 1992.

Sherry, Tuesday Morning Ride, 1995.

Voice, Mummies Alive! The Legend Begins, 1998.

Voice of Susie Carmichael, The Rugrats Movie (animated), Paramount, 1998.

Voice of Penny, Inspector Gadget: Gadget's Greatest Gadgets (animated), Buena Vista, 1999.

Voice of coed (girl at club), An Extremely Goofy Movie (animated), Buena Vista Home Video, 2000.

(As Cree Summer Francks) Voice of Susie Charmichael, Rugrats in Paris: The MovieRugrats II (animated), Paramount, 2000.

Voice of Princess "Kida" Kidagakash, Atlantis: The Lost Empire (animated), Buena Vista, 2001.

Voices of Kermit's mom and others, Kermit's Swamp Years: The Real Story Behind Kermit the Frog's Early Years (also known as Kermit's Swamp Years ), 2002.

Voice of Phaedra, The Wild Thornberrys Movie (animated), Paramount, 2002.

Voice of Penelope, Barbie as Rapunzel (animated), Paramount, 2002.

Voice of Princess "Kida" Kidagakash, Atlantis: Milo's Return (animated), Buena Vista Home Video, 2003.

Voice of Susie Carmichael, Rugrats Go Wild! (animated), Paramount, 2003.

RECORDINGS

Albums:

(With Subject to Change) Womb Amnesia, 1993.

Street Faerie, Work Group, 1999.

Provided background vocals on Jasmine Guy, 1990.

Video Games:

Voice of Tandi, Fallout, 1997.

Voice of First Citizen Lynette, Fallout 2, 1998.

Voice of Princess Kida, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Disney Interactive, 2001.

Voice of Lady Belgemine/young Tidus, Final Fantasy X (also known as FFX, Final Fantasy 10 and Final Fantasy X International ), Square Electronic Arts, 2001.

Atlantis: The Lost EmpireSearch for the Journal, 2001.

Forgotten Realms: Baldur's GateDark Alliance, Interplay, 2001.

Voice of Samantha, Run Like Hell (also known as RLH and Run Like Hell: Hunt Or Be Hunted ), Interplay, 2002.

Voice of Dr. Kendra Sinclair, Freelancer, Microsoft, 2003.

Voice of Lenne/Calli, Final Fantasy X2 (also known as Fainaru fantajii X2 ), Square Enix, 2003.

Voice of Solruua, Lords of Everquest, Sony Online, 2003.

WRITINGS

Television Music; Series:

(Theme song) As Told by Ginger, Nickelodeon, 20002003.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Billboard, April 10, 1999, p. 19.

Maclean's, April 12, 1999, p. 56.

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