Mel Blanc

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Mel Blanc
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Years active at Hanna-Barbera 1959-1989
Characters played Barney Rubble
Hardy Har Har
Cosmo Spacely
Droop-a-long Coyote
Secret Squirrel
Yak Yak
Bully Brothers
Bubba McCoy
Speed Buggy
Captain Caveman

Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc was an American voice actor. For Hanna-Barbera, he was best known as the voice of Barney Rubble, Dino, Mr. Spacely, Secret Squirrel, Speed Buggy, and Captain Caveman!

Blanc died on July 10, 1989, at the age of 81. Jetsons: The Movie, one of his last roles, was dedicated to him.


20th century

Other roles

Before working for Hanna-Barbera, Blanc made a prolific career on The Jack Benny Program (in both its radio and TV forms), and as the voices of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and most of the other characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoons. He was also both Tom and Jerry in Chuck Jones' run of the Tom and Jerry theatrical shorts, the original voice of Woody Woodpecker from Walter Lantz's theatrical shorts, Twiki in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and Heathcliff the cat in DIC's animated series adaptation.