Christopher Lawrence Latta (later Christopher Charles Collins; August 30, 1949 - June 12, 1994) was an American actor and a former stand-up comic, who had an extensively long list of voice acting credits. He is probably best known as the voice of Cobra Commander from the Sunbow and DIC produced GI Joe cartoons, and Starscream from the Transformers. Other voice-acting projects include Star Blazers, Inhumanoids, Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light and The Simpsons (the original voice of Mr. Burns and Moe the Bartender).

Mr. Latta's involvement with G.I. Joe goes all the way back to the TV commercial for "Tanks" for the Memories in 1982, where he played Cobra Commander,[1] although the voice he used evolved considerably over the years.


Latta died on June 12, 1994 from a cerebral hemorrhage.


G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Sunbow cartoon series)

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (DIC cartoon series)

  • Cobra Commander (Seasons 1 and 2)
  • Guardian of El Dorado
  • Rock-Viper
  • Serpent Man
  • Sludge Viper
  • Snow Serpent


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