Mel Blanc

Voice Actor, TV Actor

1908 – 1989

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Who was Mel Blanc?

Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc was an American voice actor and comedian. Although he began his nearly six-decade-long career performing in radio commercials, Blanc is best remembered for his work with Warner Bros. as the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, the Tasmanian Devil and many of the other characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical short films, during the "Golden age of American animation". He later worked for Hanna-Barbera's television productions, most notably as the voices of Barney Rubble in The Flintstones and Mr. Spacely in The Jetsons. Blanc was also a regular performer on The Jack Benny Program, in both its radio and television formats, and was the original voice of Woody Woodpecker for Universal Pictures. Having earned the nickname "The Man of a Thousand Voices", Blanc is regarded as one of the most influential people in the voice acting industry.

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Born
May 30, 1908
San Francisco
Also known as
  • Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc
  • The Man of 1000 Voices
  • M. Mel Blanc
  • Blanc
  • Melvin Jerome Blank
  • The Man of a Thousand Voices
  • Melvin Jerome Blanc
  • Mel
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Lincoln High School
Lived in
  • Portland
  • San Francisco
Died
Jul 10, 1989
Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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