This article is of a cast or crew member who worked on Tiny Toon Adventures who is still living to this day, and is written from a real-world perspective.
Charles Michael "Charlie" Adler (born October 2, 1956) is an American voice actor and voice director.
During Season 3 when the staff started production on Animaniacs, Charlie was disappointed that he didn't get a recurring character on it, while minor voice actors such as Frank Welker and Rob Paulsen from Tiny Toon Adventures were given main roles. He and his agent sent angry letters to Tom Ruegger and other producers, claiming that his treatment had been "shabby" and that he was going to leave the show. When Charlie dropped out, the studio still had a handful of episodes to record, so they re-cast the role of Buster with John Kassir. John's voice was slightly different than Charlie's; the latter's voice was rougher and more gravelly, whereas John's was smoother. John finished the last 10% of Charlie's lines from The Horror of Slumber Party Mountain. He performed Buster's voice in The Return of Batduck and It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special in 1992, Tiny Toons Spring Break Special in 1994, Night Ghoulery in 1995, and The Great Beanstalk video game in 1998. For the promos on Kids WB, Buster was played by various other voice actors. Charlie eventually returned to voice Buster for the unreleased video game, Tiny Toon Adventures: Defenders of the Universe!
In addition to voice acting for the show, Charlie tried his hand at writing, and wrote two of the three segments for "Best of Buster Day," with assistance from Garin Wolf, where he voiced Buster in the segments he wrote. This would end up being the only episode he wrote, the series having ended soon after the episode aired. This marks the only time in his career he has helped write for a show he also acted on.