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Michael Yarmush (right) with Mr. Rogers and Marc Brown in 1999.

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Michael Yarmush in 2000.

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Michael Yarmush (born June 19, 1982) is an American born Canadian television actor. He was the original voice of Arthur Read for the TV series, voicing the character from Season 1 to Season 5 and Arthur's Perfect Christmas. He departed the show after his voice became too deep due to puberty, and was replaced by Justin Bradley beginning with the sixth season.

Marc Brown states that he and the rest of the creative team were very attached to Yarmush's performance as Arthur and so tried to keep him on the show for as long as possible, until his voice got too deep for him to continue.[1] Even after he aged out of the role, Yarmush continued to be involved in the series: he provided the voice of Tough Customers member Slink, and his Arthur voice continued to be heard in the opening theme. He also provided the voice of the waiter Jay in the Season 10 premiere "Happy Anniversary," which celebrated ten years of the series. Yarmush finally reprised the role he originated in the series finale, "All Grown Up", voicing the adult Arthur 20 years in the future.

Voices on Arthur[]



Other Voice Roles[]

  • Butch the First West Side Boy (The Little Lulu Show) (1996-1998)
  • Lawrence (Mona the Vampire)
  • Timmy (Winx Club) (Cinelume Dub)

Voice Credits[]


Season 1[]

Episode Number Episode Twin 1 Episode Twin 2
1 Arthur's Eyes Francine's Bad Hair Day
2 Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn Arthur's Spelling Trubble
3 D.W. All Wet Buster's Dino Dilemma
4 D.W.'s Imaginary Friend Arthur's Lost Library Book
5 Arthur's Pet Business D.W. the Copycat
6 Locked in the Library! Arthur Accused!
7 Arthur Goes to Camp Buster Makes the Grade
8 Arthur's New Puppy Arthur Bounces Back
9 Arthur Babysits Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe
10 Arthur's Birthday Francine Frensky, Superstar
11 Arthur's Baby D.W.'s Baby
12 Arthur Writes a Story Arthur's Lost Dog
13 So Long, Spanky Buster's New Friend
14 Arthur the Wrecker Arthur and the True Francine
15 Arthur's Family Vacation Grandpa Dave's Old Country Farm
16 Arthur and the Crunch Cereal Contest D.W. Flips
17 Meek for a Week Arthur, World's Greatest Gleeper
18 Arthur's Chicken Pox Sick as a Dog
19 D.W. Rides Again Arthur Makes the Team
20 Arthur's Almost Boring Day The Half-Baked Sale
21 Sue Ellen Moves In The Perfect Brother
22 D.W.'s Snow Mystery Team Trouble
23 Bully for Binky Misfortune Teller
24 Arthur's Tooth D.W. Gets Lost
25 D.W. Thinks Big Arthur Cleans Up
26 My Dad, the Garbage Man Poor Muffy
27 D.W.'s Blankie Arthur's Substitute Teacher Trouble
28 I'm a Poet The Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club
29 My Club Rules Stolen Bike
30 Arthur's First Sleepover Arthur's New Year's Eve

Season 2[]

Season 3[]

Season 4[]

Season 5[]


Season 9[]

Season 10[]

Season 14[]

Season 16[]

Season 18[]

Season 21[]

Season 25[]



  • He is the longest-serving voice actor for Arthur Read, voicing him for 5 seasons and 85 episodes over the course of 4 years.
  • Stock audio of Yarmush's gasps and screams are used in some episodes of Season 1-5
  • His voice early on in Season 1 was noticeably raspier not too unlike Duncan Wold and Ben Ellis from the Living Books PC games. Towards the end of the season his voice became a bit higher and clearer, which he kept consistently in Seasons 2-4 before his voice matured fully due to puberty in Season 5