Buster Jones

Edward L. Jones (December 12, 1943 – September 16, 2014) was an American voice actor and television host.

Buster Jones
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Jones and Vicki Donaldson on Soul Unlimited in 1973
Edward L. Jones

December 12, 1943
Died (aged 70)
OccupationVoice actor, television host
Years active1972–1998

He is probably best known from his roles as Black Vulcan in Super Friends, Blaster in The Transformers, Doc in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and Winston Zeddemore in The Real Ghostbusters (replacing Arsenio Hall) and later Extreme Ghostbusters.

He was born in Paris, Tennessee. He attended Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, where he played in a band and got a job as a disc jockey. During his career as a DJ he worked in Washington, D.C. and in Los Angeles. He also did voice work in commercials, which led to his career as a voice actor in TV series.[1]

Jones appeared as the host of Soul Unlimited, Dick Clark's short-lived all-black version of American Bandstand that Clark had created as an answer to Soul Train.[2]

He also provided voices for Defenders of the Earth (as Lothar), The Super Globetrotters (as Spaghetti Man), Captain Planet and the Planeteers and The New Batman Adventures.

Jones died at home in North Hollywood, California on September 16, 2014 at age 70.[3]

Animated rolesEdit


  1. ^ "Super Friends: Buster Jones (Black Vulcan)". Super '70s and '80s: Original interviews with 100 lost stars of superhero pop culture.
  2. ^ Delmont, Matt. "Dick Clark's Memory of Integrating American Bandstand". The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, rock 'n' roll, and the struggle for civil rights in 1950s Philadelphia.
  3. ^ Dagan, Carmel (September 17, 2014). "Buster Jones, Voice Actor on 'Super Friends,' Dies at 70". Variety. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  4. ^ Jones, Buster. "Buster Jones". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2016-08-12.

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