Jan Rabson, known for his voice acting work including voicing the character Larry Laffer in the game Leisure Suit Larry, has passed away at the age of 68. The news was reported by various outlets including PC Gamer, and has been confirmed by Rabson’s close friends and family, including fellow voice actor Bob Bergen.
On Facebook, Bergen wrote the following about Rabson’s passing:
Rest In Peace, Jan. You were one of the BEST.https://t.co/lNugPAklWc— Neil Kaplan - Voice Actor Dude Guy (@NeKap) October 14, 2022
As of the time of this writing, a cause of death has yet to be shared. Looking back at some of Rabson’s work, he first voiced Larry Laffer in the 1993 release, Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out. He went on to voice Larry in other titles including recent entries in the series like 2018’s Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry and 2020’s Wet Dreams Dry Twice.
Outside of Leisure Suit Larry, Rabson worked on other games like King’s Quest: Mask of Eternity, Thimbleweed Park, and Toy Story 3, to name just a few. Notably, he also voiced Tetsuo Shimada in the English dub of Akira, and Pixar characters like Axel in A Bug’s Life and the “mine?” seagulls in Finding Nemo.
Rabson’s last credited roles on IMDB include providing various voices for 2022’s Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers and voicing characters like Professor Quantum in the TV series, Superbook.
In closing, we’re saddened to hear about Rabson’s passing, and send our condolences to his friends and family.
If you're looking to brush up on the Leisure Suit Larry series, be sure to read through our review of Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don't Dry, and our coverage of the first expansion for Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don't Dry.