|Profession||Guest voice actor|
|Born||27 July, 1938|
|Died||4 March, 2008|
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- This article is about the real person. For the Futurama character, see Gary Gygax (character).
Ernest Gary Gygax was an American writer and game designer who voiced himself in "Anthology of Interest I" and in the post-credits scene in Bender's Game. Along with Dave Arneson, Gygax was one of the original creators of the medieval fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, and is considered the father of modern role-playing games. As a child, Gygax became interested in fantasy and science fiction literature, as well as history and games such as chess and cards. He developed an interest in wargaming, and in the 1960s organised the first Gen Con as a meeting of people interested in wargames. Gygax and Arneson developed D&D as a modification of an existing game by Gygax and Jeff Perrin called Chainmail, and Gygax continued to develop rules and supplements for D&D up until his death.
He died of an abdominal aortic aneurysm on 4 March, 2008. The made-for-DVD movie Bender's Game was dedicated to him. He was also referenced in "Fry Am the Egg Man", when Farnsworth opens the Gygaxicon.