Peter Behn

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Peter Behn

Behn in 2009
Born (1934-10-24) October 24, 1934 (age 86)
Prescott, Arizona
Spouse(s) Ulla Nielsen (divorced)
Pam Pease
Children 3 children
1 stepson

Peter Behn (born October 24, 1934) is an American former voice actor and child actor. He is best known for providing the voice of the young Thumper in the film Bambi.

Early life and education

Peter Behn was born in 1934 in Prescott, Arizona to Harry Behn (1889–1973), a screenwriter and children's author, and his wife Alice Behn (née Lawrence; 1905–1989). He had two other siblings: a brother named Prescott and a sister named Pamela. Behn's paternal grandfather Henry was German and his paternal grandmother Maren (née Christensen) was Danish. His family lived in Arizona and Greenwich, Connecticut. Behn was educated at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, where he was a member of the school's swim team. After graduating, he went on to attend Yale University and serve two years in the United States Army.[1]

Film career

Template:Unsourced Behn's only film role to date is voicing the young Thumper in the 1942 Disney film Bambi; an uncredited part. He appeared in a documentary about the making of Bambi in 1994.

After Bambi

As an adult, Behn moved to Warren, Vermont in 1964, where he worked as a real estate broker.[no citations needed here] He had two sons and one daughter by his first wife, Ulla Behn (née Nielsen). The couple later divorced.[2] Behn retired to Park City, Utah in 1997, where he lives in a passive solar home.[3] He later remarried, to Pam Pease. Behn has two sons, one daughter, one stepson and eight grandchildren.[no citations needed here]


  1. Griggs, Brandon (2007-09-17). "Culture vulture: Rabbit Tale". Salt Lake Tribune. 
  2. Solomon, Charles. "Thumper's Found!". LA Times. Retrieved 21 May 2015. "Several friends saw the item and called Behn, 53, now a real estate broker in Warren, Vt." 
  3. Bloom, Anna (2005-11-02). "Retired couple build green home by hand". Park Record. 

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