Mel Blanc in 1959
|Born||Melvin Jerome Blanc
May 30, 1908
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Died||July 10, 1989
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Heart disease
|Other names||"The Man of 1000 Voices"|
|Alma mater||Lincoln High School|
|Occupation||Voice actor, radio personality, comedian|
|Known for||Looney Tunes
The Jack Benny Program
(m. 1933–1989; his death)
Melvin Jerome Blanc (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) was an American voice actor, radio personality and comedian. Nicknamed The Man of a Thousand Voices, he is best known for his voices in Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera cartoons, among others.
Blanc was born on May 30, 1908 in San Francisco, California. He studied at Lincoln High School in San Francisco. He was married to Estelle Rosenbaum from 1933 until his death in 1989. He has a son, Noel Blanc. Blanc died on July 10, 1989 from a stroke and heart disease, aged 81.
The characters he voiced and the years he starting doing them[change | change source]
- Porky Pig (1937, assumed from Joe Dougherty)
- Daffy Duck (1938)
- Bugs Bunny (1940)
- Woody Woodpecker (1940)
- Tweety Bird (1942)
- The Hep Cat (1942)
- Private Snafu, numerous World War II related cartoons (1943)
- Yosemite Sam (1945) ("Hare Trigger")
- Pepe LePew (1945)
- Sylvester the cat (1946) aka Thomas (1947) in some films
- Foghorn Leghorn (1946)
- Henery Hawk (1946)
- Charlie Dog (1947)
- Wile E. Coyote (1948)
- K-9 (1948) (sidekick to Marvin the Martian)
- Marvin the Martian (1948)
- Road Runner (1948)
- The Tasmanian Devil (1954)
- Speedy Gonzalez (1955)
- Elmer Fudd (1959, assumed from Arthur Q Bryan)
- Barney Rubble (1960)
- Dino (1960) (Fred Flintstone's pet.)
- Cosmo G. Spacely (1962)
- Colonel Zachary GAtor (1963 episode of Wally Gator)
- Secret Squirrel (1964-1965)
- Hardy Harr Harr (1965-1966)
- Bubba McCoy from "Where's Huddles?"
- Captain Caveman
- Chug-a-Boom/the Ant Hill Mob/the Bully Brothers from "The Perils of Penelope Pitstop" and "Wacky Races"
- Twiki from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
- Heathcliff (1981 / appeared in syndication from 1986-1988)
- Dopey (1941-1967)