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Mel Blanc
Blanc in 1959
Born
Melvin Jerome Blank

(1908-05-30)May 30, 1908
DiedJuly 10, 1989(1989-07-10) (aged 81)
Resting placeHollywood Forever Cemetery
Other names"The Man of 1000 Voices"
Occupations
  • Voice actor
  • radio personality
Years active1927–1989
Spouse
Estelle Rosenbaum
(m. 1933)
ChildrenNoel Blanc
AwardsInkpot Award (1976)[1]

Melvin Jerome Blanc (born Blank /blæŋk/;[2][3] May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989)[4] was an American voice actor and radio personality whose career spanned over 60 years. During the Golden Age of Radio, he provided character voices and vocal sound effects for comedy radio programs, including those of Jack Benny, Abbott and Costello, Burns and Allen, The Great Gildersleeve, Judy Canova, and his own short-lived sitcom.

However, he became known worldwide for his work in the Golden Age of American Animation as the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, the Tasmanian Devil, and numerous other characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoons.[5] Blanc also voiced the Looney Tunes characters Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd after replacing their original performers Joe Dougherty and Arthur Q. Bryan, respectively, although he occasionally voiced Elmer during Bryan's lifetime as well.[5] He later voiced characters for Hanna-Barbera's television cartoons, including Barney Rubble and Dino on The Flintstones, Mr. Spacely on The Jetsons, Secret Squirrel on The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show, the title character of Speed Buggy, and Captain Caveman on Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels and The Flintstone Kids.[5]

Referred to as "The Man of a Thousand Voices",[6] he is regarded as one of the most influential people in the voice acting industry, and as one of the greatest voice actors of all time.[7]

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Early life

Blanc was born on May 30, 1908, in San Francisco, California, to Eva (née Katz), a Lithuanian Jewish immigrant, and Frederick Blank (born in New York to German Jewish parents[citation needed]), the younger of two children. He grew up in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood,[8] and later in Portland, Oregon, where he attended Lincoln High School.[9] He had an early fondness for voices and dialect, which he began practicing at the age of 10. He claimed that he changed the spelling of his name when he was 16, from Blank to Blanc, because a teacher told him that he would amount to nothing and be like his name, a "blank". He joined the Order of DeMolay as a young man, and was eventually inducted into its Hall of Fame.[10] After graduating from high school in 1927, he divided his time between leading an orchestra, becoming the youngest conductor in the country at the age of 19; and performing shtick in vaudeville shows around Washington, Oregon and northern California.[11]

Career

Radio work

Blanc began his radio career at the age of 19 in 1927, when he made his acting debut on the KGW program The Hoot Owls, where his ability to provide voices for multiple characters first attracted attention. He moved to Los Angeles in 1932, where he met Estelle Rosenbaum (1909–2003), whom he married a year later, before returning to Portland. He moved to KEX in 1933 to produce and co-host his Cobweb and Nuts show with his wife Estelle, which debuted on June 15. The program played Monday through Saturday from 11:00 pm to midnight, and by the time the show ended two years later, it appeared from 10:30 pm to 11:00 pm.

With his wife's encouragement, Blanc returned to Los Angeles and joined Warner Bros.–owned KFWB in Hollywood in 1935. He joined The Johnny Murray Show, but the following year switched to CBS Radio and The Joe Penner Show.

The cast of The Jack Benny Program, from left to right: Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Mary Livingstone, Jack Benny, Don Wilson, and Mel Blanc

Blanc was a regular on the NBC Red Network show The Jack Benny Program in various roles, including voicing Benny's Maxwell automobile (in desperate need of a tune-up), violin teacher Professor LeBlanc, Polly the Parrot, Benny's pet polar bear Carmichael and the train announcer. The first role came from a mishap when the recording of the automobile's sounds failed to play on cue, prompting Blanc to take the microphone and improvise the sounds himself. The audience reacted so positively that Benny decided to dispense with the recording altogether and have Blanc continue in that role. One of Blanc's characters from Benny's radio (and later TV) programs was "Sy, the Little Mexican", who spoke one word at a time.[11] He continued to work with Benny on radio until the series ended in 1955 and followed the program into television from Benny's 1950 debut episode through guest spots on NBC specials in the 1970s.

Radio Daily magazine wrote in 1942 that Blanc "specialize[d] in over fifty-seven voices, dialects, and intricate sound effects",[12] and by 1946, he was appearing on over fifteen programs in various supporting roles. His success on The Jack Benny Program led to his own radio show on the CBS Radio Network, The Mel Blanc Show, which ran from September 3, 1946, to June 24, 1947. Blanc played himself as the hapless owner of a fix-it shop, as well as his young cousin Zookie. Blanc also appeared on such other national radio programs as The Abbott and Costello Show, the Happy Postman on Burns and Allen, and as August Moon on Point Sublime. During World War II, he appeared as Private Sad Sack on various radio shows, including G.I. Journal. Blanc recorded a song titled "Big Bear Lake".

Animation voice work during the golden age of Hollywood

Private Snafu: Spies, voiced by Blanc in 1943

In December 1936, Mel Blanc joined Leon Schlesinger Productions, which was producing theatrical cartoon shorts for Warner Bros. After sound man Treg Brown was put in charge of cartoon voices, and Carl Stalling became music director, Brown introduced Blanc to animation directors Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Friz Freleng, and Frank Tashlin, who loved his voices. The first cartoon Blanc worked on was Picador Porky (1937) as the voice of a drunken bull.[11] He soon after received his first starring role when he replaced Joe Dougherty as Porky Pig's voice in Porky's Duck Hunt, which marked the debut of Daffy Duck, also voiced by Blanc.

Following this, Blanc became a very prominent vocal artist for Warner Bros., voicing a wide variety of the "Looney Tunes" characters. Bugs Bunny, as whom Blanc made his debut in A Wild Hare (1940),[13][14] was known for eating carrots frequently (especially while saying his catchphrase "Eh, what's up, doc?"). To follow this sound with the animated voice, Blanc would bite into a carrot and then quickly spit into a spittoon. One often-repeated story is that Blanc was allergic to carrots, which Blanc denied.[15][16]

In Disney's Pinocchio, Blanc was hired to perform the voice of Gideon the Cat. However, it was eventually decided to have Gideon be a mute character (similar to Dopey from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), so all of Blanc's recorded dialogue was deleted except for a solitary hiccup, which was heard three times in the finished film.[17]

Blanc also originated the voice and laugh of Woody Woodpecker for the theatrical cartoons produced by Walter Lantz for Universal Pictures, but stopped voicing Woody after the character's first three shorts when he was signed to an exclusive contract with Warner Bros. Despite this, his laugh was still used in the Woody Woodpecker cartoons until 1951, when Grace Stafford recorded a softer version, while his "Guess who!?" signature line was used in the opening titles until the end of the series and closure of Walter Lantz Productions in 1972.[11]

During World War II, Blanc served as the voice of the hapless Private Snafu in a series of shorts produced by Warner Bros. as a way of training recruited soldiers through the medium of animation.[18]

Throughout his career, Blanc, aware of his talents, protected the rights to his voice characterizations contractually and legally. He, and later his estate, never hesitated to take civil action when those rights were violated. Voice actors at the time rarely received screen credits, but Blanc was an exception; by 1944, his contract with Warner Bros. stipulated a credit reading "Voice characterization(s) by Mel Blanc". According to his autobiography, Blanc asked for and received this screen credit from studio boss Leon Schlesinger after he was denied a salary raise.[19] Initially, Blanc's screen credit was limited only to cartoons in which he voiced Bugs Bunny. This changed in March 1945 when the contract was amended to also include a screen credit for cartoons featuring Porky Pig and/or Daffy Duck. This however, excluded any shorts with the two characters made before that amendment occurred, even if they released after the fact (Book Revue and Baby Bottleneck are both examples of this). By the end of 1946, Blanc began receiving a screen credit in any subsequent Warner Bros. cartoon for which he provided voices.[20]

Voice work for Hanna-Barbera and others

In 1960, after the expiration of his exclusive contract with Warner Bros., Blanc continued working for them, but also began providing voices for the TV cartoons produced by Hanna-Barbera; his roles during this time included Barney Rubble of The Flintstones and Cosmo Spacely of The Jetsons. His other voice roles for Hanna-Barbera included Dino the Dinosaur, Secret Squirrel, Speed Buggy, and Captain Caveman, as well as voices for Wally Gator and The Perils of Penelope Pitstop.

Blanc also worked with former "Looney Tunes" director Chuck Jones, who by this time was directing shorts with his own company Sib Tower 12 (later MGM Animation/Visual Arts), doing vocal effects for the Tom and Jerry series from 1963 to 1967. Blanc was the first voice of Toucan Sam in Froot Loops commercials.

Blanc reprised some of his Warner Bros. characters when the studio contracted him to make new theatrical cartoons in the mid- to late 1960s. For these, Blanc voiced Daffy Duck and Speedy Gonzales, the characters who received the most frequent use in these shorts (later, newly introduced characters such as Cool Cat and Merlin the Magic Mouse were voiced by Larry Storch). Blanc also continued to voice the "Looney Tunes" for the bridging sequences of The Bugs Bunny Show, as well as in numerous animated advertisements and several compilation features, such as The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (1979). He also voiced Granny on Peter Pan Records in 4 More Adventures of Bugs Bunny (1974) and Holly-Daze (1974), in place of June Foray,[21] and replaced the late Arthur Q. Bryan as Elmer Fudd's voice during the post-golden age era.

Car accident and aftermath

On January 24, 1961, Blanc was driving alone when his sports car was involved in a head-on collision on Sunset Boulevard; his legs and his pelvis were fractured as a result.[22][23] He was in a coma and completely non-responsive. About two weeks later, one of Blanc's neurologists at the UCLA Medical Center tried a different approach than just trying to address the unconscious Blanc — address his characters instead. Blanc was asked, "How are you feeling today, Bugs Bunny?" After a slight pause, Blanc answered, in a weak voice, "Eh ... just fine, Doc. How are you?"[11] The doctor then asked Tweety if he was there, too. "I tawt I taw a puddy tat", was the reply.[24][25] Blanc returned home on March 17. Four days later, Blanc filed a US$500,000 lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles. His accident, one of 26 in the preceding two years at the intersection known as Dead Man's Curve, resulted in the city funding the restructuring of curves at the location.

Blanc in 1975

Years later, Blanc revealed that during his recovery, his son Noel "ghosted" several Warner Bros. cartoons' voice tracks for him. Warner Bros. had also asked Stan Freberg to provide the voice for Bugs Bunny, but Freberg declined, out of respect for Blanc.[citation needed] At the time of the accident, Blanc was also serving as the voice of Barney Rubble in The Flintstones. His absence from the show was relatively brief; Daws Butler provided the voice of Barney for a few episodes, after which the show's producers set up recording equipment in Blanc's hospital room and later at his home to allow him to work from there. Some of the recordings were made while he was in full-body cast as he lay flat on his back with the other Flintstones co-stars gathered around him.[26] He returned to The Jack Benny Program to film the program's 1961 Christmas show, moving around by crutches and a wheelchair.[27]

Later years

On January 29, 1962, Mel and his son Noel formed Blanc Communications Corporation,[28][29] a media company which produced over 5000 commercials and public service announcements, which remains in operation.[30] Mel and Noel appeared with many stars, including Kirk Douglas, Lucille Ball, Vincent Price, Phyllis Diller, Liberace, and The Who.

In the 1970s, Blanc gave a series of college lectures across the US and appeared in commercials for American Express. Mel's production company, Blanc Communications Corporation, collaborated on a special with the Boston-based Shriners' Burns Institute called Ounce of Prevention, which became a 30-minute TV special.[31]

Throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, Blanc performed his "Looney Tunes" characters for bridging sequences in various compilation films of Golden Age-era Warner Bros. cartoons, such as The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie, The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie, Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales, Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island, and Daffy Duck's Quackbusters. His final performance of his "Looney Tunes" roles was in Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports (1989). After spending most of two seasons voicing the diminutive robot Twiki in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Blanc's last major original character was Heathcliff, who he voiced from 1980 to 1988.

In the live-action film Strange Brew (1983), Blanc voiced the father of Bob and Doug MacKenzie, at the request of comedian Rick Moranis. In the live-action/animated movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Blanc reprised several of his roles from Warner Bros. cartoons (Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Tweety, and Sylvester), but left Yosemite Sam to Joe Alaskey (who later became one of Blanc's regular replacements until his death in 2016). The film was one of the few Disney projects in which Blanc was involved. Blanc died just a year after the film's release. His final recording session was for Jetsons: The Movie (1990).[32]

Personal life

Blanc and his wife Estelle Rosenbaum were married on January 4, 1933,[4] and remained married until his death in 1989.[4] Their son, Noel Blanc, was also a voice actor.[4]

Blanc was a Freemason as a member of Mid Day Lodge No. 188 in Portland, Oregon.[33][34] He held membership at the lodge for 58 years. Blanc was also a Shriner.[35][36][37]

Death

Blanc's gravestone

Blanc began smoking at least one pack of cigarettes per day at the age of nine and continued up through 1985, having quit smoking after being diagnosed with emphysema.[38] He was later diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), after his family checked him into the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on May 19, 1989[4] when they noticed he had been coughing profusely while shooting a commercial. He was originally expected to recover,[39] but doctors later discovered that he had advanced coronary artery disease after his health had worsened. He also fell from his bed and broke his femur during the stay.

Blanc died at the age of 81 from complications related to both illnesses on July 10, 1989 at 2:30 p.m. , nearly two months after being admitted into the hospital.[4] He is interred in Hollywood Forever Cemetery section 13, Pinewood section, plot #149 in Hollywood.[40][41] His will specified that his gravestone read "That's all folks"—the phrase with which Blanc's character, Porky Pig, concluded Warner Bros. cartoons from 1937 to 1946.

Legacy

Blanc is regarded as the most prolific voice actor in entertainment history.[42] He was the first voice actor to receive on-screen credit.[43]

Blanc's death was considered a significant loss to the cartoon industry because of his skill, expressive range, and the sheer number of the continuing characters he portrayed, whose roles were subsequently assumed by several other voice talents. As film critic Leonard Maltin observed, "It is astounding to realize that Tweety Bird and Yosemite Sam are the same man!"[44]

Blanc said that Sylvester the Cat was the easiest character for him to voice, because "[he's] just my normal speaking voice with a spray at the end"; and that Yosemite Sam was the hardest, because of his loudness and raspyness.[11]

A doctor who examined Blanc's throat found that he possessed unusually thick, powerful vocal cords that gave him an exceptional range, and compared them to those of opera singer Enrico Caruso.[11]

After his death, Blanc's voice continued to be heard in newly released productions, such as recordings of Dino the Dinosaur in the live-action films The Flintstones (1994) and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000). Similarly, recordings of Blanc as Jack Benny's Maxwell were featured in Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003). More recently, archive recordings of Blanc have been featured in new computer-generated imagery-animated "Looney Tunes" theatrical shorts; I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat (shown with Happy Feet Two) and Daffy's Rhapsody (shown with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island).[45][46]

For his contributions to the radio industry, Blanc has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6385 Hollywood Boulevard. His character Bugs Bunny was also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 10, 1985.[47]

Blanc trained his son Noel in the field of voice characterization. Noel performed his father's characters (particularly Porky Pig) on some programs, but did not become a full-time voice artist. Warner Bros. expressed reluctance to have a single voice actor succeed Blanc,[48] and employed multiple new voice actors to fill the roles since the 1990s, including Noel Blanc, Jeff Bergman, Joe Alaskey, Greg Burson, Billy West and Eric Bauza.

Filmography

Radio

Original Air Date Program Role
1933 The Happy-Go-Lucky Hour Additional voices
1937 The Joe Penner Show Additional voices
1938 The Mickey Mouse Theater of the Air Mayor of Hamelin, Neptune's Son, Priscilly, Royal Herald, additional voices
1939–43 Fibber McGee and Molly Hiccuping Man
1939–55 The Jack Benny Program Sy, Polly the Parrot, Mr. Finque, Nottingham, Train Announcer, Jack Benny's Maxwell, additional voices
1940-1944, 1947-1948 Point Sublime August Moon
1941–43 The Great Gildersleeve Floyd Munson
1942–47 The Abbott and Costello Show Himself, Botsford Twink, Scotty Brown
1943–47 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show The Happy Postman
1943–55 The Judy Canova Show Paw, Pedro, Roscoe E. Wortle
1944 Nitwit Court Bigelow Hornblower
1945 The Life of Riley Additional voices
1945 It's Time to Smile (The Eddie Cantor Show) Additional voices
1946–47 The Mel Blanc Show Himself, Dr. Christopher Crab, Zookie
1955–56 The Cisco Kid Pan Pancho (replacing Harry E. Lang),[49] additional voices

Film

Year Film Role Notes
1937–1989 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts Numerous voices Includes the Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd (before and after Arthur Q. Bryan voiced Elmer, and even during Bryan's lifetime.) Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and Sylvester series (817 cartoons total)
1938–1939 The Captain and the Kids theatrical shorts John Silver 5 shorts, uncredited
1940 Pinocchio Gideon (hiccup) uncredited
1940–1941 Woody Woodpecker theatrical shorts Woody Woodpecker 3 shorts, uncredited
1941 Color Rhapsody theatrical shorts Various Insects, Fox, Crow 1 short, uncredited
1941–1942 Speaking of Animals theatrical shorts Various animals (voices) uncredited[50]
1942 Horton Hatches the Egg Horton the Elephant (sneezing), Small Hunter, various characters uncredited
Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book Kaa (voice) uncredited[51]
1943–1945 Private Snafu WWII shorts Private Snafu, Bugs Bunny, additional characters 24 shorts, uncredited
1944 Jasper Goes Hunting Bugs Bunny Puppetoon; cameo
uncredited
1948 Two Guys from Texas Bugs Bunny (voice) Animated cameo
1949 My Dream Is Yours Bugs Bunny, Tweety (voices) Animated cameos
Neptune's Daughter Pancho
1950 Champagne for Caesar[52] Caesar (parrot)
1952 Jack and the Beanstalk Various animals (voices) uncredited[53]
1961 Snow White and the Three Stooges Quinto the puppet (voice) (uncredited)[54]
Breakfast at Tiffany's Over-eager date Cameo
1962 Gay Purr-ee Bulldog
1962–1965 Loopy De Loop theatrical shorts Crow, Braxton Bear, Skunk, Duck Hunter 5 shorts
1963–1967 Tom and Jerry theatrical shorts Tom and Jerry's vocal effects 34 shorts directed by Chuck Jones
1964 Kiss Me, Stupid Dr. Sheldrake
Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! Grifter Chizzling; Southern-accented bear on train; Mugger (grumbling sounds)
1966 The Man Called Flintstone Barney Rubble, Dino Based on The Flintstones series
1970 The Phantom Tollbooth Officer Short Shrift, The Dodecahedron, The Demon of Insincerity
1974 Journey Back to Oz Crow
1974 A Political Cartoon Bugs Bunny (voice) Cameo
1979 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie Bugs Bunny (voice)
1981 The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck/Yosemite Sam/Porky Pig/Pepé Le Pew/Sylvester/Tweety/Rocky/Judge and O'Hara (voice)
1982 Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Yosemite Sam (voice)
1983 Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island Daffy Duck/Porky Pig/Sylvester/Yosemite Sam/Speedy Gonzales/Taz/Foghorn Leghorn/Pepé Le Pew/Spike and Crows
Strange Brew Father MacKenzie (voice)
1986 Heathcliff: The Movie Heathcliff
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety, Sylvester
Daffy Duck's Quackbusters Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and J.P. Cubish
1990 Jetsons: The Movie Cosmo Spacely Additional lines by Jeff Bergman; dedicated in memory; posthumous release
1994 The Flintstones Dino Archival recordings; posthumous release
2000 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Puppy Dino
2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action Gremlin Car
2011 I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat Tweety, Sylvester
2012 Daffy's Rhapsody Daffy Duck
2014 Flash in the Pain Tweety

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1950–65 The Jack Benny Program Professor LeBlanc, Sy, Department Store Clerk, Gas Station Man, Mr. Finque, additional characters 62 episodes
1958 Perry Mason Casanova (voice) Episode: "The Case of the Perjured Parrot"[55]: 108–109 
1959 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Mr. Ziegler Episode: "The Best Dressed Man"
1960–66 The Flintstones Barney Rubble, Dino, additional voices 163 episodes
1960 Mister Magoo Additional voices 37 episodes
1961 Dennis the Menace Leo Trinkle Episode: "Miss Cathcart's Friend"
1962–63;
1985–87
The Jetsons Cosmo Spacely, additional voices 55 episodes
1962–63 Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har Hardy Har Har, additional voices 52 episodes
1963 Wally Gator Colonel Zachary Gator Episode: "Carpet Bragger"
1964–65 Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long Droop-a-Long Coyote, additional voices 23 episodes
1964–66 Breezly and Sneezly Sneezly Seal 23 episodes
1964 The Beverly Hillbillies Dick Burton 1 episode
1964–66 The Munsters Cuckoo clock (voice) 6 episodes
1965–66 The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show Secret Squirrel 26 episodes
1965–66 Sinbad Jr. and his Magic Belt Salty the Parrot 81 episodes
1966 The Monkees Monkeemobile engine (voice) 1 episode
1969–70 The Perils of Penelope Pitstop Yak Yak, The Bully Brothers, Chug-A-Boom 7 episodes
1969 The Pink Panther Show Drunk Man 1 episode
1970 Where's Huddles? Bubba McCoy 11 episodes
1971-72 Curiosity Shop Ole Factory the Bloodhound, Halcyon the Hyena, Computer, additional voices 17 episodes
1971–72 The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show Barney Rubble, additional voices 15 episodes
1972–89 Looney Tunes TV specials Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester, Tweety, Wile E. Coyote, Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Tasmanian Devil, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn 20 specials
1972–73 The Flintstone Comedy Hour Barney Rubble, Dino, Zonk, Stub 18 episodes
1973 Speed Buggy Speed Buggy 16 episodes
1973 The New Scooby-Doo Movies Speed Buggy Episode: "The Weird Winds of Winona"
1973 A Very Merry Cricket Tucker R. Mouse, Alley Cat TV special
1975 Yankee Doodle Cricket Tucker R. Mouse, Rattlesnake, Bald Eagle TV special
1977–78 Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics Speed Buggy, Captain Caveman, Barney Rubble 4 episodes
1977–80 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels Captain Caveman 40 episodes
1977–86 Flintstones TV specials Barney Rubble, Dino 6 specials
1978 Hanna-Barbera's All-Star Comedy Ice Revue Barney Rubble, Dino TV special
1978–79 Galaxy Goof-Ups Quack-Up 13 episodes
1979 The New Fred and Barney Show Barney Rubble, Dino, additional voices 17 episodes
1979–81 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Twiki (voice) 25 episodes
1980–82 Heathcliff Heathcliff 26 episodes
1980–82 The Flintstone Comedy Show Barney Rubble, Dino, Captain Caveman 36 episodes
1980 Murder Can Hurt You Chickie Baby (voice) TV movie[56]
1981–82 Trollkins Additional voices 13 episodes
1982 Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper Barney Rubble, additional voices TV special
1984–88 Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats Heathcliff 86 episodes
1986–88 The Flintstone Kids Dino, Robert Rubble, Captain Caveman, Piggy McGrabit 26 episodes
1987 The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones Barney Rubble, Dino, Cosmo Spacely TV movie
1988 Rockin' with Judy Jetson Cosmo Spacely TV movie
1989 Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration Barney Rubble and Dino TV special; aired seven days after his death

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Bugs Bunny's Birthday Ball Sylvester Archival recording
1999 Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time Pirate Yosemite Sam, Daffy Duck Archival recordings

Theme parks

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Looney Tunes River Ride Tasmanian Devil Archival recordings
1992 Yosemite Sam and the Gold River Adventure!
1993 Bugs Bunny Goin' Hollywood Archival recordings [57]

Discography

  • Yah, Das Ist Ein Christmas Tree and I Tan't Wait Til Quithmuth Day (Capitol, 1950, Album CAS-3191)
  • Clink, Clink, Another Drink (Bluebird, 1942)[49] as Drunk
  • Bugs Bunny Stories for Children (Capitol, 1947)[58] as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, additional voices
  • The Woody Woodpecker Song (Capitol, 1948)[59] as Woody Woodpecker
  • Bugs Bunny and the Tortoise (Capitol, 1948)[58] as Bugs Bunny, Cecil Turtle, Daffy Duck, Henery Hawk, additional voices
  • That's All Folks! (Capitol, 1948)[58] as Porky Pig
  • Won't You Ever Get Together With Me (Capitol, 1948)[58] as Tweety, Sylvester
  • Bugs Bunny in Storyland (Capitol, 1949)[60] as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Beaky Buzzard, Old King Cole, Fiddlers Three, Mary's Lamb, Bo Peep's Sheep, Big Bad Wolf
  • "Clink, Clink, Another Drink" (with Spike Jones and His City Slickers) (Bluebird Records, 1949), sings the bridge and hiccups
  • Woody Woodpecker and His Talent Show (Capitol, 1949)[61] as Woody Woodpecker, Stanley Squirrel, Billy Goat, Plato Platypus, Fido, Happy Hedgehog, Harry Humbug
  • Bugs Bunny Sings with Daffy Duck, Tweety Pie, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester (Capitol, 1950)[58] as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, Tweety, Sylvester
  • Bugs Bunny Meets Hiawatha (Capitol, 1950)[58] as Bugs Bunny
  • Daffy Duck Meets Yosemite Sam (Capitol, 1950)[58] as Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam
  • Tweety Pie (Capitol, 1950)[58] as Tweety, Sylvester
  • Woody Woodpecker's Picnic (Capitol, 1951)[61] as Woody Woodpecker, Tommy Turtle, English Bulldog, German Shepherd, Irish Setter, Scotty
  • Henery Hawk (Capitol, 1951)[58] as Henery Hawk, Foghorn Leghorn, Daffy Duck
  • Tweety's Puddy Tat Twouble (Capitol, 1951)[58] as Tweety, Sylvester
  • Tweet, Tweet, Tweety (Capitol, 1952)[58] as Tweety, Sylvester
  • Bugs Bunny and the Grow-Small Juice (Capitol, 1952)[58] as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck
  • Henery Hawk's Chicken Hunt (Capitol, 1952)[58] as Henery Hawk, Foghorn Leghorn, additional voices
  • Bugs Bunny and Aladdin's Lamp (Capitol, 1952)[58] as Bugs Bunny, Genie
  • Woody Woodpecker and the Scarecrow (Capitol, 1952)[49] as Woody Woodpecker, additional voices
  • Daffy Duck's Feathered Friend (Capitol, 1952)[62] as Daffy Duck
  • Sylvester and Hippety Hopper (Capitol, 1952)[49] as Sylvester, Sylvester Jr., additional voices
  • Woody Woodpecker and the Animal Crackers (Capitol, 1953)[49] as Woody Woodpecker, additional voices
  • Woody Woodpecker and the Lost Monkey (Capitol, 1953)[49] as Woody Woodpecker, additional voices
  • Bugs Bunny and Rabbit Seasoning (Capitol, 1953)[49] as Bugs Bunny
  • Snowbound Tweety (Capitol, 1953)[49] as Tweety, Sylvester
  • Woody Woodpecker and His Spaceship (Capitol, 1953)[49] as Woody Woodpecker, additional voices
  • Wild West Henery Hawk (Capitol, 1953)[49] as Henery Hawk, Foghorn Leghorn, additional voices
  • Pied Piper Pussycat (Capitol, 1953)[58] as Sylvester, additional voices
  • Daffy Duck's Duck Inn (Capitol, 1954)[49][63] as Daffy Duck, Dog
  • Bugs Bunny and the Pirate (Capitol, 1954)[58] as Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam
  • Woody Woodpecker and the Truth Tonic (Capitol, 1954)[59] as Woody Woodpecker, additional voices
  • Tweety's Good Deed (Capitol, 1954)[58] as Tweety, Sylvester, additional voices
  • Woody Woodpecker's Fairy Godmother (Capitol, 1955)[49] as Woody Woodpecker, additional voices
  • Woody Woodpecker in Mixed-Up Land (Capitol, 1955)[49] as Woody Woodpecker, additional voices
  • Woody Woodpecker Meets Davy Crockett (Capitol, 1955)[49] as Woody Woodpecker, additional voices
  • Woody Woodpecker's Family Album (Decca, 1957)[64] as Pepito, Sailor, Malamute, Andy Panda, Fluten Bluten, Heinie the Hyena, Homer Pigeon, Cuckoo, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
  • "There's a Hole in the Iron Curtain" (with Mickey Katz and His Orchestra) (Capitol, 1960, Album 45-5425)
  • Bugs Bunny Songfest (Golden, 1961)[65] as Bugs Bunny, Sylvester, Tweety, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Henery Hawk, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Hippety Hopper, Foghorn Leghorn, Cicero Pig
  • Speedy Gonzales (Dot, 1962) as Speedy Gonzales
  • Magilla Gorilla and His Pals (Golden, 1964)[66] as Droop-A-Long
  • The Flintstones: Flip Fables (Hanna-Barbera, 1965)[67] as Barney Rubble, Chubby, Tubby, Stubby, Landlord, Beowolfe
  • The Flintstones: Hansel and Gretel (Hanna-Barbera, 1965)[67] as Barney Rubble, Hansel, Gretel, Strudelmeyer, Fang, Witch, Reporter
  • Treasure Island Starring Sinbad, Jr. (Hanna-Barbera, 1965)[68] as Salty
  • Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole in: Super Spy (Hanna-Barbera, 1965)[69] as Secret Squirrel, Tyrone
  • The New Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (Hanna-Barbera, 1966)[70] as Barney Rubble, March Hare, Prosecuting Attorney/King's Son
  • The Flintstones Meet the Orchestra Family (Sunset, 1968)[71] as Barney Rubble
  • The New Adventures of Bugs Bunny (Peter Pan, 1973)[60] as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Petunia Pig, Speedy Gonzales, Pablo, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, additional voices
  • Four More Adventures of Bugs Bunny (Peter Pan, 1974)[60] as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Petunia Pig, Tweety, Sylvester, Granny, additional voices
  • Holly Daze (Peter Pan, 1974)[72] as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Speedy Gonzales, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Granny, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Sylvester, Junior, Santa Claus, Narrator, Radio Announcer
  • Looney Tunes Learn About Numbers (Warner Audio Publishing, 1986)[73] as Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, additional voices
  • Looney Tunes Learn About The Alphabet (Warner Audio Publishing, 1986)[73] as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Yosemite Sam, additional voices
  • Looney Tunes Learn About Going To School (Warner Audio Publishing, 1986)[73] as Bugs Bunny, Sylvester, Sylvester Jr., Tweety, additional voices
  • Looney Tunes Learn About Sing-Along Songs (Warner Audio Publishing, 1986)[73] as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety, Sylvester, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, additional voices
  • Looney Tunes Learn About Colors (Warner Audio Publishing, 1986)[73] as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, additional voices
  • Looney Tunes Learn About Shapes and Sizes (Warner Audio Publishing, 1986)[73] as Bugs Bunny, Cecil Turtle, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, additional voices

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