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|full name = April Terri Winchell
 
|full name = April Terri Winchell
 
|nickname =
 
|nickname =
 
|sex = Female
 
|sex = Female
|birth date = January 4, 1960
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|birth date = {{Birth date and age|1960|1|4}}
|born in = New York City
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|born in = New York City, NY
 
|height =
 
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|eye color = Brown
 
|eye color = Brown
 
|hair color = Black
 
|hair color = Black
|occupation = Actress; Writer; Voice actor; Radio host; Commentator
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|occupation = {{Expand|Actress|Writer|Voice actress|Radio host|Commentator|Commedienne|Writer}}
 
|website =
 
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|role = [[Ma and Pa Duskerton|Ma]]<br>Old lady in the [[Under the sea restaurant]]<ref>{{Cite episode|104}}</ref>}} '''April Terri Winchell''' (born on January 4, 1960) is an American actress, writer, [[Wikipedia:Voice acting|voice actor]], [[Wikipedia:talk radio|talk radio]] host, and commentator. She was born in New York City, the daughter of ventriloquist, voice actor and comedian, the late [[Wikipedia:Paul Winchell|Paul Winchell]].<ref name="SFGate1996">{{citation | url=http://articles.sfgate.com/1996-08-14/business/17781021_1_paul-winchell-glendale-federal-bank-wells-customers | author=Sinton, Peter | title=GLENDALE FEDERAL BASHES BIG BANKS / The Brains, Voice Behind the Barbs / April Winchell – Glen Fed's radio warrior | newspaper=[[San Francisco Chronicle]] | date=August 14, 1996 | accessdate=September 24, 2011 }}</ref>
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|role = [[Ma and Pa Duskerton|Ma Duskerton]]<br/>[[Unnamed librarian]]
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'''April Terri Winchell-Foley''' (born on January 4, 1960) is an American actress, writer, [[Wikipedia:Voice acting|voice actor]], [[Wikipedia:talk radio|radio show]] host, and commentator. She was born in [[wikipedia:New York City|New York City]], the daughter of ventriloquist, voice actor and comedian, the late [[Wikipedia:Paul Winchell|Paul Winchell]].<ref name="SFGate1996">{{Cite web | url=http://articles.sfgate.com/1996-08-14/business/17781021_1_paul-winchell-glendale-federal-bank-wells-customers | author=Sinton, Peter | title=GLENDALE FEDERAL BASHES BIG BANKS / The Brains, Voice Behind the Barbs / April Winchell – Glen Fed's radio warrior | newspaper=[[San Francisco Chronicle]] | date=August 14, 1996 | accessdate=September 24, 2011
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==Acting==
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==Roles in ''Gravity Falls''==
As a professional voice actress, she has been heard in hundreds of animated television programs, such as ''[[Wikipedia:King of The Hill|King of The Hill]]'',''[[Wikipedia:Robot and Monster|Robot and Monster]]'', ''[[Wikipedia:Phineas & Ferb|Phineas &amp; Ferb]]'', ''[[Wikipedia:Pucca (TV series)|Pucca]]'',  ''[[Wikipedia:Kim Possible|Kim Possible]]'', ''[[Wikipedia:Recess (TV series)|Recess]]'' (as Miss Muriel Finster), ''[[Wikipedia:Goof Troop|Goof Troop]]'' (as Peg Pete), ''[[Wikipedia:Disney's House of Mouse|Disney's House of Mouse]]'' and ''[[Wikipedia:Mickey Mouse Clubhouse|Mickey Mouse Clubhouse]]'' (as [[Wikipedia:Clarabelle Cow]]), ''[[Wikipedia:Bonkers|Bonkers]]'' (as Dyl Piquel), ''[[Wikipedia:Pepper Ann|Pepper Ann]]'' (as Lydia Pearson),<ref>{{cite book | url = http://books.google.com/books?id=Ogs6dQaSEZQC&pg=PA72&ei=nQn1Se6hBofqkwSuhdCQCg | page = 72 | title = Rocklopedia fakebandica | first = T. Mike | last = Childs | publisher = Macmillan | year = 2004 | ISBN = 0-312-32944-X, ISBN 978-0-312-32944-0 }}</ref> ''[[Wikipedia:The Legend of Tarzan|The Legend of Tarzan]]'' (taking over for Rosie O'Donnell as Terk) and ''[[Wikipedia:101 Dalmatians: The Series|101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' (as Cruella De Vil), ''[[Wikipedia:SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron|SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron]]'' (as Molly Mange).
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*[[Ma and Pa Duskerton|Ma Duskerton]]<ref>{{Cite episode|105}}</ref>
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*[[Unnamed librarian]]<ref>{{Cite episode|104}}</ref>
She has also voiced roles in numerous films, including ''[[Wikipedia:Antz|Antz]]'', ''[[Wikipedia:Who Framed Roger Rabbit|Who Framed Roger Rabbit]]'',<ref name="SFGate1996"/> and Rob Zombie's ''[[Wikipedia:The Haunted World of El Superbeasto|The Haunted World of El Superbeasto]]''. Winchell portrayed the "Glendale Federal Bank" lady – a cranky, cynical customer mollified by the service at her new bank – in a series of highly successful radio commercials, which Winchell wrote and directed herself.<ref name="SFGate1996"/> She was also considered for the part of [[Wikipedia:Regan MacNeil|Regan]] in ''[[Wikipedia:The Exorcist (film)|The Exorcist]]'' until she fell ill and was taken out of consideration.<ref>[http://www.aprilwinchell.com/archive/ 5 things you don't know about April Winchell, Mr. KABC Radio Show audio archive], accessed February 8, 2007</ref>
 
   
 
==Radio==
 
==Radio==
Besides her many contributions to radio advertising as a performer, writer and director, Winchell also hosted a radio talk show program on [[Wikipedia:KFI|KFI]], a Los Angeles radio station. This weekend program aired for three years, and enjoyed the fastest growing audience in the history of the station. Subsequent to the end of this program in November 2002, she appeared semi-regularly on the ''Ask [[Wikipedia:Mr. KABC|Mr. KABC]]'' program, on [[Wikipedia:KABC (AM)|KABC]], an AM station also in Los Angeles until the show ended in February 2007.
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In 2005, Winchell signed a deal with U.S. pay-TV service HBO to develop and host a show on Sirius Satellite Radio. However, on her official website on May 3, 2006, she announced that negotiations had stalled out between HBO and Sirius, leaving her program in limbo. On March 16, 2007, she returned to semi-regular radio appearances on The Marc "Mr. K" Germain Show on KTLK-AM (the new show hosted by the former Mr. KABC) and appeared twice a month. (Her appearances on Germain's show are available at her website in addition to KTLK's website.) During March, Winchell was "banned for life" from KABC (AM) in Los Angeles at the behest of ABC radio host Bill O'Reilly, over a retelling of an occurrence she dubbed "Croissantgate" (KABC provided Bill O'Reilly with croissants that were not fresh enough for his taste, causing a commotion at the station).
 
In 2005, Winchell signed a deal with U.S. pay-TV service [[Wikipedia:Home Box Office|HBO]] to develop and host a show on [[Wikipedia:Sirius Satellite Radio|Sirius Satellite Radio]]. However on her official website on May 3, 2006, she announced that negotiations had stalled out between HBO and Sirius, leaving her program in limbo.
 
 
On March 16, 2007, she returned to semi-regular radio appearances on ''[[Wikipedia:Marc Germain|The Marc "Mr. K" Germain Show]]'' on [[KTLK (AM)|KTLK]]-AM (the new show hosted by the former Mr. KABC) and appeared twice a month. (Her appearances on Germain's show are available at her website in addition to KTLK's website.) During March, Winchell was "banned for life" from [[Wikipedia:KABC (AM)|KABC (AM)]] in Los Angeles at the behest of ABC radio host [[Wikipedia:Bill O'Reilly (commentator)|Bill O'Reilly]], over a retelling of an occurrence she dubbed "Croissantgate" (KABC provided Bill O'Reilly with croissants that were not fresh enough for his taste, causing a commotion at the station).
 
   
 
==Theater==
 
==Theater==
As a musical theatre actress, she starred as ''[[Wikipedia:Ado Annie|Ado Annie]]'' in the Columbia Artists revival of ''[[Wikipedia:Oklahoma!|Oklahoma!]]'', and also appeared opposite [[Wikipedia:Kevin Spacey|Kevin Spacey]] in ''[[Wikipedia:Gypsy: A Musical Fable|Gypsy]]''.
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Additionally, Winchell wrote and starred as "Sheila Sands" in her show at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles to sold-out crowds. The show was produced by Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner, who discovered her at Cafe Largo in Hollywood. Winchell reprised the character to open for Brad Garrett at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 2013. She has also been a frequent panelist on the live-stage version of What's My Line at the Acme Comedy Theatre in Hollywood.
 
Additionally, Winchell wrote and starred as "Sheila Sands" in her show at the [[Wikipedia:Roxy Theatre (West Hollywood)|Roxy Theatre]] in Los Angeles to sold out crowds. The show was produced by [[Wikipedia:Lily Tomlin|Lily Tomlin]] and [[Wikipedia:Jane Wagner|Jane Wagner]], who discovered her at [[Wikipedia:Cafe Largo|Cafe Largo]] in Hollywood.
 
 
She has also been a frequent panelist on the live-stage version of ''[[Wikipedia:What's My Line|What's My Line]]'' at the [[Wikipedia:Acme Comedy Theatre|Acme Comedy Theatre]] in Hollywood.
 
 
==Advertising==
 
In 1992, Winchell and her then-husband Mick Kuisel formed Radio Savant Productions, a radio advertising production company.<ref name="Andnow156">{{cite book | url = http://books.google.com/books?id=f8mNyoeb78oC&pg=PA155&ei=4Qf1SaLNLYaokAT5kdV5#PPA156,M1 | page = 156 | title = And now a few laughs from our sponsor: the best of fifty years of radio commercials | first = Larry | last = Oakner | publisher = John Wiley and Sons | year = 2002 | ISBN = 0-471-20218-5, ISBN 978-0-471-20218-9 }}</ref> Since that time, Winchell has many awards including Cannes, Clio, The $100,000 Mercury Award<ref>{{cite book | url = http://books.google.com/books?id=f8mNyoeb78oC&pg=PA155&ei=4Qf1SaLNLYaokAT5kdV5#PPA155,M1 | page = 155 | title = And now a few laughs from our sponsor: the best of fifty years of radio commercials | first = Larry | last = Oakner | publisher = John Wiley and Sons | year = 2002 | ISBN = 0-471-20218-5, ISBN 978-0-471-20218-9 }}</ref> and The International Grand Andy (bestowed by The Association of Independent Commercial Producers) – it was the only time the Andy was given for radio.
 
 
==Internet==
 
Winchell's official website chronicles the actress' activities, which include her professional, personal, and romantic life.
 
 
In October 2009, Winchell (under the pseudonym "Helen Killer") launched Regretsy, a [[blog]] website which satirized [[Etsy]].<ref>{{cite web |url=http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2009/11/20/regretsy-creator-revealed-april-winchell-discusses-her-new-book-deal/ |title=Regretsy Creator Revealed: April Winchell Discusses New Book Deal |author=Greenfield, Jeremy |date=November 20, 2009 |work=Wall Street Journal |accessdate=January 8, 2010| archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20100112115158/http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2009/11/20/regretsy-creator-revealed-april-winchell-discusses-her-new-book-deal/| archivedate= January 12, 2010 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}></ref> Within four days, the site had received nearly 90 million hits.{{Citation needed|date=February 2012}} This huge viral success caught the attention of [[Random House]], who would then win a bidding war to publish a book based around the Regretsy website. The book, which was published April 6, 2010, features humorous and bizarre crafts and artwork from several different artists, as well as essays about Winchell's personal life, childhood and own crafting failures.<ref>April Winchell [http://www.amazon.com/Regretsy-Where-DIY-Meets-WTF/dp/0345523180 “Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF”]. ISBN 978-0-345-52318-1</ref> As of March 1, 2012, the Regretsy site had raised over $200,000 for charitable causes.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.regretsy.com/2011/08/01/a-new-record// |title=A New Record |author=Winchell, April |date=August 1, 2011}}></ref> The popularity of Regretsy's "Not Remotely [[Steampunk]]" section even inspired a viral "chap-hop" music video.<ref>{{cite web | title = Just Glue Some Gears On It (And Call It Steampunk) | author = Pikedevant | url = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFCuE5rHbPA | publisher = Youtube | date = Nov 29, 2011 | quote = Inspired by the category 'Things That Are Not Steampunk' on Regretsy | accessdate =December 4, 2011}}</ref> Winchell ceased updating Regretsy on February 1, 2013, archiving it at aprilwinchell.com.<ref name=namaste>{{cite web|last=Killer|first=Helen|title=LET'S WRAP THIS UP NOW|url=http://www.regretsy.com/2013/01/28/lets-wrap-this-up-now/|work=regretsy.com|accessdate=14 February 2013}}</ref>
 
   
 
==Personal life==
 
==Personal life==
Winchell is the daughter of the late voice actor, inventor and ventriloquist [[Paul Winchell]].<ref name="Andnow156" /> In her weblog writings and appearances on radio, she describes her childhood with many references to the great talent of her father as well as the many disturbing incidents owing to his mental health issues. Ms. Winchell did not speak publicly about his mental illness and drug use for many years, due to the "tremendous responsibility" she felt to his fans, and the people who had fond childhood memories of his work from the 1960s through the late 1980s. But her silence ended in March 2004 after her father published his autobiography ''Winch'', in which he openly criticized his ex-wife, Nina Russel, and other family members.
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On August 19, 2005, she announced on her website that she was diagnosed with cancer and underwent successful surgery and radiation treatment. To promote solidarity during her radiation treatment, she issued her own rubber wristbands. Where Lance Armstrong's wristbands were yellow, April's were "Glow in the Dark" so one could "glow along" with April. Winchell is also widely known as a supporter of various charity causes, including Project Angel Food, a Los Angeles-based service providing meals for homebound people living with AIDS. Her website, Regretsy, generated charitable funds through selling of Regretsy merchandise. On, April 17, 2011, Winchell created April's Army, one of the largest selling teams on Etsy. The Army's members ran monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store went to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. On December 5, 2011, Regretsy began a Secret Santa program, collecting donations for presents for needy children. Regretsy raised so much money so quickly that PayPal froze the Regretsy account – as well as Winchell's unrelated personal account – for six months in order to "investigate." As this move effectively destroyed Christmas for 200 needy families, public outcry was massive, resulting in Regretsy becoming a worldwide trending topic on Twitter. After publicly apologizing, PayPal reinstated Winchell's accounts and donated $20,000 to the families she was raising money for.
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In broadcasts of her KFI show, on her web diary and several other websites, April Winchell revealed that she and [[Kevin Spacey]] dated for a while after high school, during the run of the ''Gypsy'' musical, and went to New York together.<ref>{{cite news | author=April Winchell | title=Sexual secrets revealed | url=http://www.aprilwinchell.com/2003/07/11/kabc-friday-july-11-2003/#more%20%20-925}}</ref><ref>{{cite news | author=April Winchell | title=memoir contest | url=http://www.aprilwinchell.com/2006/07/28/kabc-friday-july-28-2006/#more%20-898}}</ref> She and Spacey remained friends ever since.
 
 
On August 19, 2005 she announced on her website that she was diagnosed with cancer and underwent successful surgery and radiation treatment. To promote solidarity during her radiation treatment, she issued her own rubber wristbands. Where [[Lance Armstrong]]'s wrist bands were yellow, April's were "Glow in the Dark" so one could "glow along" with April. Winchell is also widely known as a supporter of various charity causes, including [[Project Angel Food]], a Los Angeles-based service providing meals for homebound people living with AIDS. Her website, Regretsy, generates charitable funds through selling of Regretsy merchandise. On, April 17, 2011, Winchell created April's Army, one of the largest selling teams on Etsy. The Army's members run monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store go to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. On December 5, 2011, Regretsy began a Secret Santa program, collecting donations for presents for needy children. Regretsy raised so much money so quickly that Paypal froze the Regretsy account – as well as Winchell's unrelated personal account – for six months in order to "investigate." As this move effectively destroyed Christmas for 200 needy families, public outcry was massive, resulting in Regretsy becoming a worldwide trending topic on Twitter. After publicly apologizing, Paypal reinstated Winchell's accounts and donated $20,000 to the families she was raising money for.<ref name="paypal">{{cite web|last=Killer|first=Helen|title=CATS 1, KIDS 0|url=http://www.regretsy.com/2011/12/05/cats-1-kids-0/|publisher=Regretsy|accessdate=December 6, 2011}}</ref> Winchell has provided the award winning radio and television advertising for Big Bear Mountain Resorts since the early 1990s. In 2007, she began appearing in their television ads as a reporter-on-the-scene dealing with a hapless studio anchorman.
 
 
==Filmography==
 
{| class = "wikitable sortable" width="100%"
 
|+Roles in television
 
|-
 
! Year
 
! Title
 
! Role
 
! class = "unsortable" | Notes
 
|-
 
| 1972–1973
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Kid Power|Kid Power]]''
 
| Connie
 
| [[Wikipedia:Voice acting|Voice only]]<br />[[Wikipedia:Animated series|Animated series]]
 
|-
 
| 1992–1993
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Goof Troop|Goof Troop]]''
 
| Peg Pete
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 1993–1994
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Bonkers (TV series)|Bonkers]]''
 
| Dyl Piquel
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 1993–1994
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron|SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron]]''
 
| Molly Mange
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 1997–1998
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:101 Dalmatians: The Series|101 Dalmatians: The Series]]''
 
| Cruella De Vil
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 1998–2000
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Pepper Ann|Pepper Ann]]''
 
| Lydia Pearson
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 1999–2000
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Mickey Mouse Works|Mickey Mouse Works]]''
 
| Clarabelle Cow
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 1997–2001
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Recess (TV series)|Recess]]''
 
| Muriel Finster
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 2000–2001
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Clerks: The Animated Series|Clerks: The Animated Series]]''
 
| Judge
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 2001–2002
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:House of Mouse|House of Mouse]]''
 
| Clarabelle Cow
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 2002–2003
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Teamo Supremo|Teamo Supremo]]''
 
| Hypnotheria
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 2003
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Lloyd in Space|Lloyd in Space]]''
 
| Nora Nebulon
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 2003–2006
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Lilo & Stitch|Lilo &amp; Stitch]]''
 
| Mrs. Edmonds
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 2006
 
| [[Wikipedia:Asterix and the Vikings|Asterix and the Vikings]]
 
| Vikea
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 2006–2007
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Legion of Super Heroes|Legion of Super Heroes]]''
 
| Winema Wazzo
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 2006–2011
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Mickey Mouse Clubhouse|Mickey Mouse Clubhouse]]''
 
| Clarabelle Cow
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 2007
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy|The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy]]''
 
| Mr. Slither
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 2003–2007
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Kim Possible|Kim Possible]]''
 
| Bernice<br />Trisha
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 2007–2008
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Tak & the Power of Juju|Tak &amp; the Power of Juju]]''
 
| Donna
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 2009
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:King of the Hill|King of the Hill]]''
 
| Teacher
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 2010–2011
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil|Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil]]''
 
| Helga
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 2008–2011
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Phineas and Ferb|Phineas and Ferb]]''
 
| Blanca Dechan<br />Bridgette Oshinomi
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 2008–2011
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Jake and the Never Land Pirates|Jake and the Never Land Pirates]]''
 
| Singsong Bird<br />Slippery Serpent
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 2012
 
| ''[[Gravity Falls (TV Series)|Gravity Falls]]''
 
| Grandma
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 2012
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Robot and Monster|Robot and Monster]]''
 
| Grandma<br />Arpa
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|-
 
| 2013
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Wander Over Yonder|Wander Over Yonder]]''
 
| Sylvia
 
| Voice only<br />Animated series
 
|}
 
 
{| class = "wikitable sortable" width="100%"
 
|+Roles in film
 
|-
 
! Year
 
! Title
 
! Role
 
! class = "unsortable" | Notes
 
|-
 
| 1988
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Who Framed Roger Rabbit|Who Framed Roger Rabbit]]''
 
| Mrs. Herman<br />Baby Herman (on-camera)
 
| [[Wikipedia:Voice acting|Voice only]]
 
|-
 
| 1993
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby|Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby]]''
 
| Additional voices
 
| Voice only<br />[[Wikipedia:Television film|Television film]]
 
|-
 
| 1997
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off|Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off]]''
 
| Tanya
 
| Voice only<br />[[Wikipedia:Direct-to-video|Direct-to-video]]
 
|-
 
| 1998
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Belle's Magical World|Belle's Magical World]]''
 
| Chandeleria
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 1998
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World|Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World]]''
 
| Additional voices
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 1998
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Antz|Antz]]''
 
| Additional voices
 
| Voice only
 
|-
 
| 1999
 
| ''[[Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas]]''
 
| Firefighter<br />Mother
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2000
 
| ''[[Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman]]''
 
| Madame Raya
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2001
 
| ''[[Recess: School's Out]]''
 
| Miss Finster<br />Mrs. Detweiller
 
| Voice only
 
|-
 
| 2001
 
| ''[[Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure]]''
 
| Mrs. Mahoney
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2001
 
| ''[[Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse]]''
 
| Mother Von Drake
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2001
 
| ''[[Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street]]''
 
| Miss Finster
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2002
 
| ''{{sortname|The|Hunchback of Notre Dame II}}''
 
| Lady DeBurne
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2002
 
| ''[[Tarzan & Jane]]''
 
| Terk
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2002
 
| ''[[Mickey's House of Villains]]''
 
| Clarabelle Cow
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2002
 
| ''Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa''
 
| Nana
 
| Voice only
 
|-
 
| 2003
 
| ''[[Recess: All Growed Down]]''
 
| Miss Finster
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2003
 
| ''[[Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade]]''
 
| Miss Finster
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2004
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers|Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers]]''
 
| Clarabelle Cow<br />Additional voices
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2004
 
| ''[[Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas]]''
 
| Additional voices
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2005
 
| ''[[Mulan II]]''
 
| Matchmaker
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2005
 
| ''[[Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama]]''
 
| Reporter
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2005
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Tarzan II|Tarzan II]]''
 
| Additional voices
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2005
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Kronk's New Groove|Kronk's New Groove]]''
 
| Hildy<br />Marge<br />Tina<br />Additional voices
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2006
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Asterix and the Vikings|Asterix and the Vikings]]''
 
| Vikea
 
| Voice only
 
|-
 
| 2006
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Queer Duck: The Movie|Queer Duck: The Movie]]''
 
| Additional voices
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2006
 
| ''{{sortname|The|Fox and the Hound 2}}''
 
| Additional voices
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2007
 
| ''[[Wikipedia:Happily N'Ever After|Happily N'Ever After]]''
 
| Additional voices
 
| Voice only
 
|-
 
| 2009
 
| ''{{sortname|The|Haunted World of El Superbeasto}}''
 
| Dame Grace Appleton<br />Liza<br />Babs<br />Dolly<br />Joan<br />Gloria<br />Scripty<br />Helga Strudel
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|-
 
| 2010
 
| [[Wikipedia:Superman/Batman: Apocalypse|Superman/Batman: Apocalypse]]
 
| Female Radio Caller #1<br />Tresha
 
| Voice only<br />Direct-to-video
 
|}
 
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.aprilwinchell.com/ Official website]
 
*[http://www.aprilwinchell.com/ Official website]
 
*{{IMDb name|934589|April Winchell}}
 
*{{IMDb name|934589|April Winchell}}
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDllCLisH4s Video of Winchell and "Mr. K" appearing on KABC Radio, July, 2006]
 
   
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April Terri Winchell-Foley (born on January 4, 1960) is an American actress, writer, voice actor, radio show host, and commentator. She was born in New York City, the daughter of ventriloquist, voice actor and comedian, the late Paul Winchell.[1]

Roles in Gravity FallsEdit

RadioEdit

In 2005, Winchell signed a deal with U.S. pay-TV service HBO to develop and host a show on Sirius Satellite Radio. However, on her official website on May 3, 2006, she announced that negotiations had stalled out between HBO and Sirius, leaving her program in limbo. On March 16, 2007, she returned to semi-regular radio appearances on The Marc "Mr. K" Germain Show on KTLK-AM (the new show hosted by the former Mr. KABC) and appeared twice a month. (Her appearances on Germain's show are available at her website in addition to KTLK's website.) During March, Winchell was "banned for life" from KABC (AM) in Los Angeles at the behest of ABC radio host Bill O'Reilly, over a retelling of an occurrence she dubbed "Croissantgate" (KABC provided Bill O'Reilly with croissants that were not fresh enough for his taste, causing a commotion at the station).

TheaterEdit

Additionally, Winchell wrote and starred as "Sheila Sands" in her show at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles to sold-out crowds. The show was produced by Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner, who discovered her at Cafe Largo in Hollywood. Winchell reprised the character to open for Brad Garrett at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 2013. She has also been a frequent panelist on the live-stage version of What's My Line at the Acme Comedy Theatre in Hollywood.

Personal lifeEdit

On August 19, 2005, she announced on her website that she was diagnosed with cancer and underwent successful surgery and radiation treatment. To promote solidarity during her radiation treatment, she issued her own rubber wristbands. Where Lance Armstrong's wristbands were yellow, April's were "Glow in the Dark" so one could "glow along" with April. Winchell is also widely known as a supporter of various charity causes, including Project Angel Food, a Los Angeles-based service providing meals for homebound people living with AIDS. Her website, Regretsy, generated charitable funds through selling of Regretsy merchandise. On, April 17, 2011, Winchell created April's Army, one of the largest selling teams on Etsy. The Army's members ran monthly campaigns, and all the profits gathered from their store went to a selected Regretsy member who has encountered hardships. On December 5, 2011, Regretsy began a Secret Santa program, collecting donations for presents for needy children. Regretsy raised so much money so quickly that PayPal froze the Regretsy account – as well as Winchell's unrelated personal account – for six months in order to "investigate." As this move effectively destroyed Christmas for 200 needy families, public outcry was massive, resulting in Regretsy becoming a worldwide trending topic on Twitter. After publicly apologizing, PayPal reinstated Winchell's accounts and donated $20,000 to the families she was raising money for.

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References

  1. Sinton, Peter (August 14, 1996). GLENDALE FEDERAL BASHES BIG BANKS / The Brains, Voice Behind the Barbs / April Winchell – Glen Fed's radio warrior. Retrieved on September 24, 2011.
  2. "The Inconveniencing." Michael Rianda, Aaron Springer (writers), Joe Pitt (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. July 13, 2012. No. 5, season 1
  3. "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel." Zach Paez, Alex Hirsch (writers) & John Aoshima (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. July 6, 2012. No. 4, season 1

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