The lineup for the Washington State Summer Con is about to get more animated. Please welcome Bret Iwan, the voice of Mickey Mouse, to Puyallup this summer. Bret is the fourth and current voice of Mickey Mouse since 2009.
Bret Iwan has loved the legacy and story of Walt Disney for as long as he can remember, but never dreamt he would one day voice Walt’s most iconic character, Mickey Mouse. Iwan decided to pursue his love of art at Ringling College of Art and Design. Shortly after, he moved to Kansas City, to begin a career at Hallmark Greeting Cards. After learning of auditions being held to understudy the third voice of Mickey Mouse, Wayne Allwine, Iwan wasted no time submitting his high-pitched performance.
Since 2009, Iwan has been the official voice of Mickey Mouse, providing the famous falsetto for Disney theme parks around the world, video games, toys, promotional material, game shows, live shows, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2009-2016), Mickey and the Roadster Racers (2017-2019), Mickey’s Mixed Up Adventures (2019), and Mickey Mouse Funhouse (2021) television series.
When Iwan is not performing behind the microphone, he continues his passion for design, as well as woodworking, restoration, and steam locomotive engineering. Since 2017, Iwan has worked as a steam mechanic, and engineer on several railroads, and is currently building his steam locomotive, much like Walt Disney did. The opportunities presented by the role continue to surprise him, and he looks forward to “fillin’ in for the boss” far into the future. Iwan resides in Los Angeles, California.