Like Kadeem Hardison, Cree Summer had quite the show biz catalog before stepping on the set of A Different World in 1987. But different from Hardison, Summer was best known in entertainment for voice acting in childrenâ€™s films and TV series' like the Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Hello Kitty and Inspector Gadget. Her work in kidâ€™s Hollywood continued while she began her crossover work on NBC in movies and shows like The California Raisin Show (1989), Peter Pan and the Pirates (1990) and New Kids on the Block (1990). And though the woman known as Freddie in TV land never truly left Hollywoodâ€™s childrenâ€™s and teen scene, she attempted to expand her roles after leaving the set of A Different World, but she just couldnâ€™t find the heart to leave behind what she knew she loved best.
The Los Angeles-born actress appeared on â€™90s hit shows including Living Single (1994) and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1994), but her name in voiceover work increased far beyond her sitcom cameos. Summer became a staple in the Tiny Toons series and TV movies that had kids flocking to stores for the cartoon figurines. Over the years sheâ€™s picked up more than 75 roles on Americaâ€™s favorite cartoon series. From Rugrats to Gargoyles, The Wild Thornberrys to Pepper Ann, thereâ€™s been no shortage of work when it comes to Cree Summer. If anyone sat back and reminisced on his or her favorite animated seriesâ€”past or presentâ€”chances are Summer was in the mix.
Creeâ€™s most recent voiceover talents have appeared in Pound Puppies (2012), Thundercats (2012) and Beware the Batman (2013). Sheâ€™s also noted for her work in numerous video games. So while you may not see the bubbly, freckled-face actress on the big or small screen, youâ€™re guaranteed to hear her voice for the years to come.