Christopher Collins (better known by his stage name Chris Latta; August 30, 1949 - June 12, 1994) was an American actor and a former stand-up comic, who had an extensive list of voice acting credits. He is probably best known as the voice of Cobra Commander from the Sunbow and DIC produced GI Joe cartoons, and Starscream from the Transformers. Other voice-acting projects include Star Blazers, Inhumanoids, Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light and The Simpsons (the original voice of Mr. Burns and Moe the Bartender).
Latta's involvement with G.I. Joe began with the TV commercial for "Tanks" for the Memories in 1982, where he played Cobra Commander, although the voice he used evolved considerably over the years.
Latta died on June 12, 1994, from a cerebral hemorrhage.
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Sunbow cartoon series)
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (DIC cartoon series)
- Cobra Commander
- Guardian of El Dorado
- Serpent Man
- Sludge Viper
- Snow Serpent
- Chris Latta was one of the few actors to move from the Sunbow Joe series to the DIC Joe series; he joined Morgan Lofting (Baroness), Ed Gilbert (General Hawk, 1st season only), Sgt. Slaughter and Jerry Houser (Sci-Fi) in doing so.