I sometimes forget that people don’t know this stuff. The Classic Rankin Bass Christmas Special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, is celebrating it’s 50th year on TV this year, and the Huffington Post ran a piece filled with bits of background info.
Among the various pieces of trivia is the fact that it’s pretty much cast entirely of Canadian voices, including none other that the first actor ever to portray the Amazing Spider-Man, Paul Soles!
Here’s the piece: http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/5162731-iconic-rudolph-animation-starred-mostly-canadians/
My neighbor growing up was Torontonian actor, Paul Kligman (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0459470/?ref_=nv_sr_1). He was the voice of Rudolph’s Dad and the Reindeer Games coach, as well as J. Jonah Jameson in that same original Spiderman with Paul Soles. And he was a sweet kind man.