Ranger Smith

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Ranger Smith
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Ranger Smith in "Disguise and Gals."
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Yogi Bear
Boo Boo Bear
Cindy Bear
Yogi's Treasure Hunters
First appearance: YB: "Yogi Bear's Big Break" (1958)
Played by: Don Messick (1958-1994)
Greg Burson (1991)
Corey Burton (1999)
Tom Cavanagh (2010)
Jeff Bergman (2021)
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Yo, Yogi!
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Yogi Bear
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Deathstroke/Yogi Bear Special
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Wacky Races
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Ranger Smith, also known as John,[1] Francis,[2] or Officer Smith,[3] is a park ranger and Yogi Bear's main antagonist in the Yogi Bear animated franchise. His voice was originated by Don Messick.

In the prequel series, Yo, Yogi!, he is reinvisioned as a young mall officer at Jellystone Mall. This time he is voiced by Greg Burson.

In the Jellystone! reboot, Ranger Smith is president of the Jellystone Hospital.

Character description


TV series






Video games


Debut Series

Crossover Era

It's Yogi's Gang


Yogi's First Christmas

Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper

Yogi's Treasure Hunt

Yogi's Great Escape

Yo, Yogi!

I Am Cameo

An elderly Ranger Smith has retired and now lives at the Old Cartoon Villains Asylum.[4]

Harvey Birdman

Everyone's Back in Jellystone!

In "Must Be Jelly," Smith asks Cindy if she could run a bake sale/car wash as the hospital has run out of money.

Ranger Smith Gets the Live-Action Treatment

Wacky Races (2017) Cameo

In the episode "The Wacky Always Races Twice," he played the role of one of the "Low Lives" that Penelope Pitstop had to avoid.

Ranger Smith in the Funny Books

Smith was the villain in disguise???!! I wouldn't have suspected that

Cartoon Network Presents

Scooby-Doo Teams Up with Yogi



Main article: Ranger Smith/Gallery

Toys and merchandise

Main article: Ranger Smith/Toys

In popular culture

  • In the Partridge Family episode "I Left My Heart in Cincinnati," the Partridge Family visits King's Island, where a picture of Ranger Smith can be seen in the background at the end of the episode.


  1. ^ Hey There, It's Yogi Bear (1964).
  2. ^ Yogi Bear: "Predaterminator", season 1, episode 25 (1988).
  3. ^ Yo, Yogi! (1991).
  4. ^ I Am Weasel: "I Am My Lifetime," season 2, episode 7 (1998).