Hokey Wolf

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This article is about the main title character. For the segments, see Hokey Wolf (segments).
Hokey Wolf
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Species: Wolf (Timber)[1]
Gender: Male
Member of: Yogi Yahooeys in Laff-A-Lympics
Yogi's Gang in Yogi's Gang
Affiliation: Ding-a-Ling
Huckleberry Hound
Yogi Bear
Jellystone Township
Two Bit Californey
Occupation: Mayor in The Good, the Bad and Huckleberry Hound and Yo, Yogi!
Goals: Scamming people for money, food, and shelter
Father: Unnamed father[2]
Mother: Unnamed mother[3]
Other relative(s): Unnamed Great-Uncle[4]
One great-grandpa, Soakey Wolf[5]
Marital status: Single
First appearance: HW: "Tricks and Treats" (1961)
Played by: Daws Butler (1961-1988)
Matt Hurwitz (1991)
Unknown voice actor (2004)
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Yogi's Treasure Hunt
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Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
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Deathstroke/Yogi Bear Special
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Hokey Wolf is an anthropomorphic wolf and the smooth-talking title character in the Hokey Wolf shorts. His voice was originated by Daws Butler impersonating Phil Silvers. He is often considered the main antagonist in some of his appearances throughout the years.

Character description

He is a greedy, lazy, slacking con-artist wolf, trying to avoid work by getting money and needs out of people the hard way, which he would constantly go around conning people. Usually, he sets up his "victims" by taking advantage of them, mostly by complementing them on their talent, skill or performance, so they would fall in Hokey's trap, then he pulls the full cover over them by stealing their "needs" for himself. This would usually backfire in some way in the end with the person he conned either shooting after him with a gun or violently threatening to beat him up.

During his misadventures, he would usually be followed by his young, faithful sidekick, Ding-a-Ling, a smaller, slightly dim wolf who wants to follow in his "hero's" con-artist footsteps and would cheer him on during his schemes.

In later appearances, Hokey appears mostly by himself, less villainous and less willing to con others, but still has some villainous actions up his sleeve.

In addition, he is a timber wolf with brown fur, a peach snout and a black nose, usually depicted wearing a violet colored pork pie hat, a white collar, and a teal bow tie.


TV series







Debut Series

Yogi's Birthday Party

Crossover Era

It's Yogi's Gang

Yogi's Ark Lark


Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper

Funtastic Treasure Hunt

In the episode "Yogi and the Unicorn," he first appears when Huckleberry Hound comes to drop off the "goodies" to him, after Huckleberry reveals who he is to Hokey, they go off outside to look for the unicorn.

In the episode "The Great American Treasure," he makes a cameo in the audience while watching an interview with the Treasure Hunters.

In the episode "The Moaning Liza," he plays the role of the judge, after Snagglepuss is accused of stealing the Moaning Liza, after Snagglepuss is found guilty, he sentences Snagglepuss to death.

In the episode "Snow White & the 7 Treasure Hunters," he acts as the mirror of the "Snow White" story.

In the episode "Yogi's Heroes," he is the host of the interview with Yogi Bear and Dick Dastardly.

In the episode "The Attack of Dr. Mars," after Dr. Mars reveals that the earth will blow up in an interview, Hokey runs off to hide in a bunker.

In the episode "20,000 Leaks Under the Sea," he takes the role of the judge after El Kabong accidentally hits Mike Walnuts on the head by mistake.

In the episode "Goodbye, Mr. Chump," he plays the role of the game show host while the Treasure Hunters are trying to get Quick Draw back to normal.

In the episode "Yogi Bear on the Air," he and Mr. Jinks, as doctors, try to figure out what's wrong with a woman.

In the episode "Yogi & the Beanstalk," he attempted to kidnap Magnifico the Great's wife, Melody, only for him to be eaten by an uncannily large, Peter Potamus. Later, he is nearly arrested by Officer Dibble for his crime, but manages to trick Dibble into thinking he'll become a star, in which Dibble's response is "Wait till Top Cat here's about this!".

In the episode "The Greed Monster," he appears in a fantasy when Huckleberry and Quick Draw become famous singers.

The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound

Celebrating another 50 years! 50 years of fun!

Yo, Yogi!

The New Yogi Bear Show cameo

Harvey Birdman

Everyone's Back in Jellystone!

Hokey appears in Jellystone! as a citizen of Jellystone, though so far, he has no dialogue in any of his appearances.

In "A Fish Sticky Situation," he is one of the customers who bought one of Top Cat's unknowingly expired fish sticks, as a result, he became a fish-headed zombie.

In "Spell Book," Hokey dresses as a clown for Halloween, he can be seen various occasions in the background.

In "Yogi's Mid-Life Crisis," he is seen dancing at Lambsy's birthday party.

Hokey Sells Out

Kellogg's Corn Flakes

Hokey in the Funny Books

Yogi and his Toy

In "Wild Bees" story of issue 23, Hokey comes up with a scheme by selling a beehive to Huckleberry, despite Huck not owning any bees and having no use for it. Hokey then tries to get more money out of Huck by getting wild bees and selling them to Huck, after sticking his cane in the beehive, the bees become angry with him and start chasing him, however Huck manages to catch the bees with the beehive Hokey sold him earlier. After once again trying to get money out of Huck, the bees recognized his voice and didn't forget what he did earlier, which caused them to lift the hive up into the air (much like a rocket) and land over Hokey's head, then started stinging him as he ran off, still with the beehive over his head.

In "Ding's Old Banger" story of issue 27, Hokey scams Ding-a-Ling by selling Ding an old car that's engine doesn't even work, later however, the garbage man buys the car and renames it "Ding's Thing", after this, it was a happy ending for everyone (except Hokey), Ding-a-Ling got his money back, the garage man had a new car and Hokey got his tail scorched by the garage man's new car, which made him learn his lesson in the end for trying to cheat Ding-a-Ling out of a broken car.

Marvel's Laff-A-Lympics

When Yogi was asked by his buddies at Hanna-Barbera to gather teammates for the Yogi Yahooeys, Yogi thought about his old friend Hokey. Yogi tracked Hokey down to a place called "Lazy Lake", where he offered the fish a free demonstration of frying pans. When asked about joining the team, Hokey's response went some like "How many sheep are in it for me?".[6]

Yogi is framed for sheep-stealing

In "Don't Give up the Sheep," Hokey steals a sheep from a farmer who was given permission by the government to have his sheep at Jellystone and frames Yogi for it. Later, he begins to feel guilty for framing Yogi and decides to return the sheep, only for the farmer to chase him away with a cane.

Flintstones visit New York World's Fair


Hokey's main purpose of being created was to replace the Yogi Bear shorts of the Huckleberry Hound Show after Yogi got his own show in 1961, with Hokey's debut being in the episode "Tricks and Treats." Hokey himself was not as popular as Yogi Bear or Top Cat, but was still popular enough to later reappear as a side character in Yogi-centered shows.

Toys and merchandise

R. Dakin & Co.

Main article: R. Dakin & Co.
  • Hokey Wolf Dakin figure (1971)

Hokey Wolf Dakin figure with removable hat, collar and bowtie.


Main article: Hokey Wolf/Gallery

Behind the scenes

  • Hokey's con-artist personality was later passed down to the character Top Cat, who stared on his own show later in the same year on ABC.
  • In a coloring book, Hokey's birthday cake has six candles indicating he is six years old (40 in wolf years).
  • Hokey was born in a cave outside of Denver.[7]

In popular culture


  1. ^ Hokey Wolf: "Which Witch is Which", season 1, episode 3 (1961).
  2. ^ Yogi Bear issue 10: "The Roughing It Bit" (1962)
  3. ^ Hokey Wolf: "Movies are Bitter than Ever", season 1, episode 12 (1961).
  4. ^ Yogi Bear issue 10: "The Roughing It Bit." (1962)
  5. ^ Hokey Wolf and Ding-a-Ling featuring Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound coloring book (1961)
  6. ^ https://hanna-barberawiki.com/w/images/e/e8/LaL-Hokey%26Ding-a-Ling-Wally-Snooper%26Blabber_backstories.png
  7. ^ Huckleberry Hound (Dell Comics) Issue 17: "Naval Engagement"