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Mel Blanc
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Blanc in 1976
Born
Melvin Jerome Blank

(1908-05-30)May 30, 1908
Died July 10, 1989(1989-07-10) (aged 81)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Heart disease
Emphysema
Nationality American
Other names "The Man of 1000 Voices"
Alma mater Lincoln High School
Occupation Voice actor, radio personality, comedian
Years active 1927–1989
Known for Looney Tunes
The Jack Benny Program
Spouse(s)
Estelle Rosenbaum
(m. 1933; his death 1989)
Children Noel Blanc

Melvin Jerome "Mel" 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 heart disease, aged 81.

The characters he voiced and the years he started doing them

  • Porky Pig (1937, assumed from Joe Dougherty)
  • Daffy Duck (1938)
  • Bugs Bunny (1940)
  • Woody Woodpecker (1940)
  • Cecil Turtle 1941 ["Tortoise Beats hare"]
  • Dopey (1941-1967)
  • Tweety Bird (1942)
  • The Hep Cat (1942)
  • Old man [1943] ["Tortoise winds by a hare"]
  • Private Snafu, numerous World War II related cartoons (1943)
  • Yosemite Sam (1945) ("Hare Trigger")
  • Pepe LePew (1945)
  • Herman Goering [1945] ("Herr Meets hare")
  • Adolf Hitler [1945] ("Herr Meets hare")
  • Joseph Stalin [1945] ("Herr Meets Hare")
  • Sylvester the cat (1946) aka Thomas (1947) in some films
  • Foghorn Leghorn (1946)
  • Henery Hawk (1946)
  • Hugo [1946] [Rackateer Rabbit]
  • Police Detective [1946] {Rackateer Rabbit]
  • Charlie Dog (1947)
  • Wile E. Coyote (1948)
  • K-9 (1948) (sidekick to Marvin the Martian)
  • Marvin the Martian (1948)
  • Road Runner (1948)
  • Captain Bligh [1948] ["Buccaneer Bunny"]
  • Polly the parrot [1948] ["Bucceneer Bunny"]
  • Game Commissioner [1949] ["Rebel Rabbit"]
  • Police Guard [1949] ["Rebel Rabbit"]
  • Congressman [1949] ["Rebel Rabbit"]
  • Crew member [1949] ["Mutiny on the Bunny"]
  • Woman [1949] ["Bowrey Bugs"]
  • Swami [1949] ["Bowery Bugs"]
  • Irish NYPD Policeman [1949] ["Bowery Bugs"]
  • Prison Guard Sam Schultz [1950] ["Big House Bunny"]
  • Prison Warden [1950] ["Big House Bunny"]
  • Pigeon [1950] {"Big house Bunny"]
  • Rocky [1954] {"Bugs and Thugs"]
  • Mugsy [1954] ["Bugs and Thugs"]
  • Policeman on phone [1954] {"Bugs and Thugs"]
  • Policeman [1954] ["Bugs and Thugs"]
  • The Tasmanian Devil (1954)
  • Speedy Gonzalez (1955)
  • Sportscaster [1955] ["Roman Legion_Hare"]
  • Roman Soldier [1955] ["Roman Legion Hare"]
  • Emperor Nero [1955] ["Roman Legion-Hare"]
  • Charles M. Wolf [1958] ["Hare-Less Wolf"]
  • Elmer Fudd (1959, assumed from Arthur Q Bryan)
  • railroad station announcer; Mexican character; Maxwell car; Carmichael pet polar bear; Polly pet parrot; salesman; Violin teacher Professor LeBlanc [The Jack Benny show (Radio and TV)]
  • Jack Benny's Maxwell car/Ed the Cheese Vault guard [1959] [The Mouse That Jack Built]
  • Barney Rubble (1960)
  • Dino (1960) (Fred Flintstone's pet.)
  • Cosmo G. Spacely (1962) also same character in last film [1990] Jetsons the Movie
  • Spoiled King [1962] ("Shiskabugs")
  • Head Devil [1963] ["Devil's Feud Cake"]
  • 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)


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