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Kenneth Mars (born April 4, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois - February 12, 2011 in Granada Hills, Los Angeles, California) was a Chicago born actor. His best known voice work is the role of "King Triton" in Disney's The Little Mermaid and the Kingdom Hearts series, as well as "Grandpa Longneck" in The Land Before Time. Recently he had a recurring role as dimwitted German ranch owner "Otto Mankausser" on Malcolm in the Middle. On February 12, 2011, Mars passed away from pancreatic cancer.