Richard M. Dumont (born in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian voice actor, writer and director who has worked in both Canada and the United States. One of the well known voice over work he has done include Menator, the aging leader of the Olmecs in The Mysterious Cities of Gold, Grognard in Night Hood, Iron Nose in Iron Nose: The Mysterious Knight, King in The World of David the Gnome, Petronella's henpecked husband A.D. in Bobobobs, Mr. Besser in the Canadian dubbed version of The Kids from Room 402, the laid-back hipster and musician member of the Suntots Cool in The Smoggies, Dr. Hirsch and Al in later episodes of Arthur, Froggy Ball in the English version of Charlie Strap and Froggy Ball Flying High, Mr. Murdstone's partner Mr. Grimby in the 1993 animated adaptation of David Copperfield, Maya's nervous, worried and very scared best friend Willi in the English version of Maya the Bee, Hamlet in Gofrette, Theo Sturgeon inFred's Head, a weasel in Merry Christmas Little Moonky, Prince Lothar in the Saban version of The Little Mermaid, Captain Buzz Cheeply in a cartoon short created for the hit Cartoon Network TV series The What-A-Cartoon! Show, Principal Malcolm in Creepschool and Scarecrow in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Dumont is also best known for playing the main character Sardo who owned a magic shop called Sardo's Magic Mansion in many episodes of the Canadian horror fantasy-themed anthology television series for Nickelodeon Are You Afraid of the Dark?. Dumont served as voice director for various films, TV shows, video games and features such as Avatar: The Game,Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, The Little Lulu Show, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, Milo, Papa Beaver's Storytime, the Cinelume dubbed version of Winx Club, The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog, Robinson Sucroe, Iron Nose: The Mysterious Knight, the English versions of the Hugo movies, Wimzie's House, Evolution Worlds, The Big Garage andRotten Ralph. Dumont studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, later studying theater-acting at Ryerson University from 1977 to 1979 before joining The Second City.