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Children & Family Emmy Awards to honor Optimus Prime voice actor Peter Cullen

Peter Cullen will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award for his voice acting work. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Wednesday that voice actor Peter Cullen will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. Cullen will receive his award at the Children & Family Emmy Awards on Dec. 17.

Cullen has been a voice actor since the '70s. He is most famously the voice of Optimus Prime in the animated and live-action Transformers, Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh and Zandar in G.I. Joe.

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Cullen has also done various voices for Scooby-Doo, assorted Mogwai in Gremlins, Duck Tales, The Real Ghostbusters, Sesame Street and more.

In a statement, Cullen joked, "Are you sure they have the right Cullen? I spell it C-u-l-l-E-n. Seriously though, I am humbled to be recognized by the Academy with this great honor."

Jojo Siwa and Jack McBrayer hosted the first Children & Family Emmy Awards last year. NATAS has not announced this year's hosts yet.

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