Jeffrey Tambor has been axed from a voice role in the forthcoming Paramount animated movie Wonder Park.
The Arrested Development star was set to play Boomer the Bear, alongside the likes of Matthew Broderick, Mila Kunis, John Oliver, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong and Jennifer Garner.
But he’s now been replaced by Ken Hudson Campbell, who’s appeared in movies from Groundhog Day to Armageddon.
“Jeffrey Tambor is not part of the final voice cast for Wonder Park,” a Paramount spokesperson told The Wrap.
“During production, we came to the decision that it was in the best interests of the film to go in a different direction.
“The character of Boomer the Bear is now voiced by the very talented Ken Hudson Campbell.”
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In November last year, Tambor was accused by an actress, a make-up artist and a former assistant on the Emmy-winning Amazon Studios show Transparent of sexual misconduct.
Days after the allegations, he released a statement saying: “Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life. What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago.
“I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue. Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don’t see how I can return to Transparent.”
It also emerged that he had behaved in a verbally abusive manner on the set of sitcom Arrested Development, on one occasion bringing his co-star Jessica Walters to tears.
He denies the claims of sexual impropriety, but has admitted that he’s struggled with anger issues for many years.