Daws Butler

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For the ToonHeads special, see Daws Butler (ToonHeads).
Daws Butler
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Years active at MGM 1949-1958
Years active at Hanna-Barbera 1957-1988
Characters played Loopy De Loop
Wally Gator
Yogi Bear
Hokey Wolf
Elroy Jetson
Quick Draw McGraw
Baba Looey
Peter Potamus
Snagglepuss Lion
Huckleberry Hound
Augie Doggie
Mr. Jinks

Charles Dawson "Daws" Butler was an American voice actor. He worked mostly for the Hanna-Barbera animation production company where he originated the voices of many familiar characters, including Loopy De Loop, Wally Gator, Yogi Bear, Hokey Wolf, Elroy Jetson, Quick Draw McGraw, Baba Looey, Peter Potamus, Snagglepuss, and Huckleberry Hound.

Butler died from a heart attack on May 18, 1988 at the age of 71.


20th century

Other roles

In 1949, Butler appeared in a televised puppet show created by former animation director Bob Clampett called Time for Beany, where he provided the voices for Beany Boy and Captain Huffenpuff.

Butler had provided the voices of many characters from Walter Lantz's theatrical shorts, which would later be shown on his anthology series, The Woody Woodpecker Show. The most notable roles were the penguin Chilly Willy and his rival Smedley; The latter of which is a Southern-accented dog much akin to Huckleberry Hound.

In various television commercials from the 1960s to the 1980s, Butler voiced the mascot for Cap'n Crunch cereal.


A dedication to Daws, shown at the end of the special.