That vow is proving to be good as gold, as Schwartz has just being cast as the bluest '90s cartoon character of them all: Sonic the Hedgehog. Schwartz (perhaps best known as Parks and Recreation's obnoxious Jean-Ralphio) has a voice acting resume that includes Dewey in the DuckTales reboot, Rutabaga Rabbitowitz from BoJack Horseman, and a handful of other minor characters.
Variety reports Ben Schwartz is set to voice Sonic the Hedgehog himself in the upcoming feature film adaptation from Paramount Pictures. And now he's getting his own movie, and the actor who will voice the speedy, blue hero has been revealed. The news comes after the confirmation that Jim Carrey will indeed portray a live-action Dr. Eggman in the same film. It's a surprising casting for the actor, but his history of zany roles may actually make him a good fit. Whether or not it lives up to the hype remains to be seen, but it's nice to see that Schwartz seems genuinely confident about the project. Until today, the title role still had yet to be filled, but we now know who is playing the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog in the upcoming film.More news: COWBOY NINJA VIKING Removed From Universal's Release Schedule
Jeff Fowler, who earned an Oscar nomination in 2005 for his animated short "Gopher Broke", is directing the movie, and Deadpool filmmaker Tim Miller is on board as an executive producer.