Joe Alaskey

Actor, Comedian, Impressionist
It was clear from the time he was three years old that voice actor Joe Alaskey was destined to perform impressions. He was barely out of diapers when he began picking up props around the house to assist in his ... Read more »
Born: 04/17/1952 in Troy, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (36)

Avatar: The Last Airbender 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

Elf Bowling: The Movie 2006 (Movie)

Santa Claus (Actor)

Duck Dodgers 1991 - 1992, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Nurses 1991 - 1992, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Legend of Sasquatch 2005 (Movie)

Dave (Voice)

Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Beaky Buzzard, Sylvester & Mama Bear (Actor)

Rugrats Go Wild 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Grandpa Lou (Actor)

Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries 1995 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Rugrats in Paris - The Movie 2000 (Movie)

of Grandpa Lou Pickles (Voice)

Tweety's High-Flying Adventure 1999 (Movie)

of Sylvester (Voice)

Casper 1995 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

The Rugrats Movie 1998 (Movie)

of Granpa Lou Pickles (Voice)

Casper 1995 (Movie)

of Stinky (Voice)

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

of President Nixon (Voice)

Tom and Jerry Kids Show 1990 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Back to the Future 1991 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Bank Robber 1993 (Movie)

2nd Night Clerk (Actor)

It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Golden Palace 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Where's Waldo? 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Spaced Invaders 1990 (Movie)

of Doctor Ziplock (Voice)

Couch Potatoes 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

D.C. Follies 1987 - 1989 (TV Show)

Voice

That's Adequate 1989 (Movie)

Standup Comic (Actor)

Lucky Stiff 1988 (Movie)

Ron Douglas (Actor)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 (Movie)

of Yosemite Sam (Voice)

Spitting Image: The 1987 Movie Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Voice

A Wish For Wings That Work (TV Show)

Actor

A Wish For Wings That Work (TV Show)

Voice

Out of This World (TV Show)

Actor

Rugrats: All Growed Up (TV Show)

Voice

Biography

It was clear from the time he was three years old that voice actor Joe Alaskey was destined to perform impressions. He was barely out of diapers when he began picking up props around the house to assist in his impersonations. Though he would show interests in everything from archeology to the clergy during his youth, by the time Alaskey was ready to join the workforce, he was headed to New York to become an actor. A minor stint voice acting on "Galtar and the Golden Lance" (Syndication, 1985-86) would prove a portent of his life to come. While appearing on live action series like "Out of This World" (Syndication, 1987-1991), Alaskey worked on the stand-up circuit, famously doing impressions of "Looney Tunes" characters as part of his act. One night, he was scouted by none other than "Looney Tunes" creator Fritz Freleng, who personally asked Alaskey to take over voice acting duties following death of Mel Blanc. Alaskey would go on to provide the voice of Plucky Duck on the series "Tiny Toon Adventures" (Fox, 1990-95), and Grandpa Lou Pickles on "Rugrats" (Nickelodeon, 1997-2004), in addition to taking over as the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety Bird, and more on new "Looney Tunes" releases like "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" (2003) and "Looney Tunes: Reality Check" (2003). Alaskey died in 2016 at the age of 63.

Milestones

2015

Provided the voice of Droopy for the release "Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest."

2009

Voice acted the role of Erik the Newscaster in "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto."

2003

Played Daffy Duck, Sylvester, and Tweety Bird for a new series of "Looney Tunes" shorts.

1997

Played Grandpa Lou Pickles on the long running series "Rugrats."

1996

Voice acted the roles of Stinkie and Gorey Narrator on the series "The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper."

1996

Played Daffy Duck in the opening theme of "The Bugs n' Daffy Show."

1995

Played both Sylvester and Tweety for the series "The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries,"

1994

Voice acted the role of President Richard Nixon for the movie "Forrest Gump."

1990

Began providing the voices of Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Henry Kissinger, and Geraldo Rivera for the satirical TV series "D.C. Follies."

1990

Began providing the voice of Plucky Duck on the series "Tiny Toon Adventures" and later on "The Plucky Duck Show."

1988

Voice acted the iconic roles of Yosemite Sam and Foghorn Leghorn in the smash hit "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"

1987

Began providing the voices of Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Henry Kissinger, and Geraldo Rivera for the satirical TV series "D.C. Follies."

1987

Played Beano on the syndicated science fiction comedy series "Out of This World."

1986

Appeared on an episode of "Night Court."

1985

Provided voices for the series "Galtar and the Golden Lance."

Bonus Trivia

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Began doing impressions at the age of three.

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Entertained childhood aspirations of being an archeologist, a priest, and an English teacher.

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After moving to New York to pursue acting during the '70s, he worked as an insurance salesman and as an apprentice to a diamond cutter before his acting career took off.

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Dubbed the voice of Jackie Gleason for the home video releases of some "The Honeymooners" episodes for which the original sound had deteriorated.

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Personally named the character of Plucky Duck on "Tiny Toons," who was originally named Mucky Duck.

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Was scouted by "Looney Tunes" creator Friz Freleng to replace the legendary Mel Blanc as the voice of the main "Looney Tunes" cast, after Freleng saw him do impressions of the characters in his stand-up act.

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