Uecker lends vocal talents to Disney TV show

April 11th, 2017

TORONTO -- If you have kids or simply are one at heart, here's something for you: Bob Uecker is back on TV.

Uecker is guest starring as a baseball announcer on Disney Junior's newest animated series, "Puppy Dog Pals," which debuts Friday with back-to-back episodes beginning at 9:30 a.m. CT on Disney Channel.

The show, created by comedian Harland Williams, "follows two pug brothers whose thrill-seeking appetites take them on adventures throughout their neighborhood and around the globe." Besides Uecker, recurring guest stars include musician Huey Lewis, Patrick Warburton (David Puddy in "Seinfeld," among his many roles), Jack McBrayer (Kenneth in "30 Rock") and Leslie David Baker (Stanley in "The Office").

Uecker's last television credit was in "Mr. Belvedere," which ran for six seasons through 1990. His most well-known film role was as baseball broadcaster Harry Doyle in the three "Major League" movies, the last of which was released in 1998. He has one voice role on his resume, in 1996's "Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco."

Since the "Major League" franchise ended, Uecker's work has been on the radio airwaves as the voice of the Brewers. He is at the start of his 47th season calling games for his hometown team.