William "Billy" Gardell (born August 20, 1969 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was the voice of Santa Claus in the short Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas.Early life
Born in Swissvale, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, Gardell attended Winter Park High School in Orange County, Florida during 1985 As a child, he moved to Florida with his mother and younger brother and sister after his parents divorced. After that, he only visited Pennsylvania in the summers. He has said living in Florida was a positive experience. At the age of 15, he started working at a department store warehouse in the receiving area where he would unload trucks and stack pallets.