Ernie Sabella was born September 19th 1949 in Westchester, New York. He graduated high school in 1968, and in the 1970s went to The University of Miami.
He is the voice of Pumbaa in the films and various Lion King spin-offs. Some of his other roles include: Mr. Petrachelli in That's so Raven, Marvin in Pins and Needles, Dr. Harrison in Fright Night Part 2, and George Shipman in A Fine Romance.
- He is the only voice actor to reprise his role from the original Lion King in the actual tv series. However in the TV movie, both he and James Earl Jones reprised the roles of Mufasa and Pumbaa, respectively.