Aku Laitinen (born as Matti Laitinen) is a Finnish actor. He is best known for appearing in various Finnish television dramas and comedies, but he is most famously known as the voice over of Robby Ray Stewart from "Hannah Montana", Mr. Burns from "The Simpsons Movie", The Joker from "Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite" and "Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem". He has been the narrator of Thomas & Friends in Finland from the first series until fifteenth series, and all the specials from Calling All Engines! to Tale of the Brave. He began in 2007 and stoped at 2014. He was also a narrator for the first six seasons of SpongeBob SquarePants.
Other Finnish dubbing credits include: Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Lego Star Wars", Santa Claus in "Make Way for Noddy", Bananas B in "American Dragon: Jake Long", Roger Doofenshmirtz in "Phineas and Ferb", Fu-Fu in "Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat", Uncle Grandpa in "Uncle Grandpa", Larry the Lobster in "SpongeBob SquarePants" in seasons 1-7, Scar in the 2019 remake of "The Lion King". and many more.
He can speak fluent English, Swedish and German.
He currently lives in Riihimäki, a town in southern Finland.
- Where in the World is Thomas? (performed)