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Mel Blanc

Voice actor, comedian

Died when: 81 years 41 days (973 months)
Star Sign: Gemini

 

Mel Blanc

Melvin Jerome Blanc (born Blank /blæ?k/;May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) 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, Porky Pig, and numerous other characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoons.

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 Secret Squirrel, and Captain Caveman on Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels.

Referred to as "The Man of a Thousand Voices", 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.


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