Before he became the voice of a generation with his voiceover work on '80s cartoons like "G. I. Joe" and "Transformers," Charlie Adler was an aspiring stage actor who toured the country with Harvey Fierstein's landmark Broadway play, "Torch Song Trilogy." Adler pursued his theatrical interests in California, where he quickly landed minor roles in high-profile animated series like "My Little Pony" and "The Pound Puppies," both of which were inspired by their massively popular toy and merchandise lines. In 1986 he scored a role on the hit militaristic action-adventure series "G.I. Joe" as Low-Light, an extremely private and intense member of the Special Missions Force; in the '00s Adler returned to the "G.I. Joe" universe with roles on the spinoff series "Resolute" and "Renegades." He voiced Silverbolt, the leader of the high-flying Aerialbots, in the original "Transformers" animated series, and was chosen to portray Decepticon leader Starscream in Michael Bay's live-action adaptations of the iconic series. Adler built on his success in the '90s to become one of the industry's top voiceover actors; he worked on 100 episodes of the frenetic "Tiny Toon Adventures," portrayed a hapless wallaby's cruelly petty next-door neighbor in the surreal "Rocko's Modern Life," and voiced a nervous monster-in-training in the Tim Burton-inspired "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters." In addition to his work as a voice and casting director, Adler has also written and directed the short film "No Prom for Cindy," about a middle-aged body builder who pretends to be a high school student.