Mel Blanc

Voice actor, Musician
Known as "the man of a thousand voices," prolific voice actor Mel Blanc gave life to countless classic animated characters over the span of his remarkable career. Starting out as a musician and radio personality, Blanc ... Read more »
Born: 05/30/1908 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (116)

Baseball Bugs 2014 (Movie)

Bugs Bunny / Teetotaller / Umpire / Gas-House Gorillas Catcher - Catcalling / Gas-House Gorillas Left Fielder / Announcer - Final scene (Voice)

Birth of a Notion 2014 (Movie)

Daffy Duck / Leopold / Joe Besser Duck (Voice)

Crowing Pains 2014 (Movie)

Foghorn Leghorn / Sylvester / Henery Hawk / Barnyard Dog (Voice)

Elmer's Candid Camera 2014 (Movie)

Rabbit (Voice)

Long-Haired Hare 2014 (Movie)

Bugs Bunny / Giovanni Jones - screaming / Maestro / Delivery Boy / Musicians (Voice)

My Favorite Duck 2014 (Movie)

Daffy Duck / Porky Pig / Eagle / Baby Eagle (Voice)

Rabbit Seasoning 2014 (Movie)

Bugs Bunny / Daffy Duck (Voice)

Snow Business 2014 (Movie)

Sylvester / Tweety / Mouse / Man / Radio Reporter (Voice)

The Dippy Diplomat 2014 (Movie)

Woody Woodpecker's Laugh (Voice)

The Last Hungry Cat 2014 (Movie)

Sylvester / Tweety (Voice)

The Loose Nut 2014 (Movie)

Woody Woodpecker's Laugh (Voice)

The Old Grey Hare 2014 (Movie)

Bugs Bunny / God (Voice)

Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Gremlin Car (Actor)

The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show 1985 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000 (Movie)

of Puppy Dino (Voice)

Duck Amuck 1999 (Movie)

of Bugs Bunny (Voice)

Bugs 'n' Daffy 1995 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Bugs Bunny's Creature Features 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

What's Up, Doc?: A Salute to Bugs Bunny 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Jetsons: The Movie 1990 (Movie)

of Cosmo G Spacely (Voice)

Roger Rabbit & the Secrets of Toontown 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Flintstone Kids 1986 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Daffy Duck's Quackbusters 1988 (Movie)

(Voice)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 (Movie)

s of Daffy Duck/Tweety Bird/Bugs Bunny/Sylvester/Porky Pig (Voice)

Entertaining the Troops 1987 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Night of the Living Duck 1987 (Movie)

of Daffy Duck (Voice)

Heathcliff: The Movie 1986 (Movie)

of Heathcliff (Voice)

Howard the Duck 1986 (Movie)

of Daffy Duck (Voice)

Porky Pig in Hollywood 1986 (Movie)

s (Voice)

The Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

The New Jetsons 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show 1975 - 1985 (TV Show)

Voice

The Flintstone Funnies 1981 - 1984 (TV Show)

Voice

Strange Brew 1983 (Movie)

of Mr McKenzie (Voice)

The Flintstones 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Voice

The Heathcliff and Marmaduke Show 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Voice

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1979 - 1981 (Tv Show)

Voice

Daffy Duck's Thanks-For-Giving Special 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Voice

Flintstone Family Adventures 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Voice

The Heathcliff and Dingbat Show 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Voice

Daffy Duck's Easter Show 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Voice

Fred and Barney Meet the Thing 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Voice

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1979 (Movie)

of Twiki (Voice)

Bugs Bunny's Valentine 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Voice

The Galaxy Goofups 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Voice

The New Fred and Barney Show 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Voice

The Pink Panther 1969 - 1979 (TV Show)

Voice

Yogi's Space Race 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Voice

Bugs Bunny in Space 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Voice

Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Voice

Speed Buggy 1973 - 1978 (TV Show)

Voice

Sylvester and Tweety 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Voice

The Bugs Bunny Easter Special 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Voice

The Bugs Bunny Show 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Voice

The Jetsons 1962 - 1976 (TV Show)

Voice

Journey Back to Oz 1974 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Flintstone Comedy Hour 1972 - 1974 (TV Show)

Voice

Curiosity Shop 1971 - 1973 (TV Show)

Voice

The Cricket in Times Square 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Voice

Pebbles and Bamm Bamm 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Voice

The Road Runner Show 1967 - 1972 (TV Show)

Voice

Jack Benny's 20th Anniversary TV Special 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Perils of Penelope Pitstop 1969 - 1971 (TV Show)

Voice

Where's Huddles! 1969 - 1971 (TV Show)

Voice

Wacky Races 1968 - 1970 (TV Show)

Voice

The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show 1965 - 1968 (TV Show)

Voice

The Magilla Gorilla Show 1963 - 1967 (TV Show)

Voice

The Peter Potamus Show 1964 - 1967 (TV Show)

Voice

The Flintstones 1960 - 1966 (TV Show)

Voice

The Jack Benny Program 1950 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss Me, Stupid 1964 (Movie)

Dr Sheldrake (Actor)

Gay Purr-ee 1961 (Movie)

(Voice)

Broom-Stick Bunny 1955 (Movie)

Bugs Bunny / Genie (Voice)

Operation: Rabbit 1952 (Movie)

(Voice)

For Scent-Imental Reasons 1949 (Movie)

Pepe Le Pew / Perfume Shop Owner / Gendarme / Cat (Voice)

Mississippi Hare 1949 (Movie)

(Voice)

Rabbit Hood 1949 (Movie)

(Voice)

Wise Quackers 1949 (Movie)

(Voice)

Back Alley Oproar 1948 (Movie)

(Voice)

Daffy Dilly 1948 (Movie)

(Voice)

High Diving Hare 1948 (Movie)

Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam (Voice)

Tweetie Pie 1946 (Movie)

Tweety / Thomas Aka Sylvester (Voice)

Hair Raising Hare 1945 (Movie)

Bugs Bunny / Peter Lorre Scientist / Gossamer / Doctor (Voice)

Nasty Quacks 1945 (Movie)

(Voice)

Stage Door Cartoon 1944 (Movie)

(Voice)

Tick Tock Tuckered 1944 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Hep Cat 1942 (Movie)

(Voice)

To Duck... or Not to Duck 1942 (Movie)

Daffy Duck / Duck Referee / Laramore (Voice)

Pantry Panic 1940 (Movie)

Woody Woodpecker (Voice)

Knock, Knock 1939 (Movie)

Papa Panda / Woody Woodpecker (Voice)

Champagne for Caesar (Movie)

Caesar (Actor)

Heathcliff (TV Show)

Voice

How Bugs Bunny Won the West (TV Show)

Voice

Neptune's Daughter (Movie)

Julio (Actor)

Rockin' With Judy Jetson (TV Show)

Voice

Yankee Doodle Cricket (TV Show)

Voice

Biography

Known as "the man of a thousand voices," prolific voice actor Mel Blanc gave life to countless classic animated characters over the span of his remarkable career. Starting out as a musician and radio personality, Blanc broke into animation in 1937 at Leon Schlesinger Studios, home of the Warner Bros. "Looney Tunes" shorts. After making a star of the stuttering Porky Pig, Blanc proved instrumental in the creation of the wise-cracking rabbit, Bugs Bunny. Even as he lent his voice to the creation of such cartoon characters as Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird and Yosemite Sam, the voice actor continued to work in radio, primarily as an ensemble player on "The Jack Benny Program" (NBC, 1932-1948). Blanc broke new ground in his long underappreciated profession when in the mid-1940s, he negotiated onscreen credit for all of his voice work and for years remained the only voice actor accommodated with such recognition. With the end of his exclusive Warner contract in 1960, Blanc branched out and began working with up-and-coming animation studios like Hannah-Barbara on such hit shows as "The Flintstones" (ABC, 1960-66), while still voicing Warner's stable of cartoon stars well into the 1970s and beyond. Late-career efforts like the voice of the robot Twiki on the space adventure "Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century" (NBC, 1979-1981) and several voices in the smash hit feature "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" (1988) found Blanc's unique talents as in demand as ever. As much as any matinee idol, Blanc remained a true Hollywood icon whose gifts were appreciated with each new generation of fans.

Relationships

Noel Blanc

Son
born on October 19, 1938

Frederick Blank

Father

Eva Blank

Mother

Henry Blank

Brother
born in 1903

Estelle Rosenbaum

Wife
eloped on January 4, 1933 had Jewish ceremony in May 1933

EDUCATION

Lincoln High School

Portland, Oregon 1927

Milestones

1988

For the live-action/animated film, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", he brought to life his original character's voices: those of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Pie and Sylvester the cat

1964

Had featured acting role in Billy Wilder's "Kiss Me, Stupid"

1961

Involved in a near fatal automobile accident

1960

Provided voice of Barney Rubble on the Hanna-Barbera animated series "The Flintstones"

1949

Feature acting debut in small role in "Neptune's Daughter"

1947

First screen pairing of Sylvester and Tweety in the Oscar-winning short, "Tweetie Pie"; Blanc voiced both characters

1940

Voiced Bugs Bunny in "A Wild Hare", what is generally considered the debut of the character

1940

Introduced the famous laugh of Woody Woodpecker in "Knock, Knock"

1938

First voiced character that would evolve into Bugs Bunny in "Porky's Hare Hunt"; character originally named Happy Rabbit

1937

Film debut as cartoon voice specialist in "Picador Porky"

1936

Hired by Leon Schlesinger's cartoon unit at Warner Bros.

1935

With wife, provided character voices for the radio program "Cobwebs and Nuts"

1933

Debut as radio actor on Al Pearce's show

1931

Served as emcee for radio show "The Road Show", aired on KGO in San Francisco

1927

Performed and sang in band, "The Hoot Owls" in Portland; changed spelling of last name

Hired by Disney to voice Gideon the cat in "Pinnochio"; dialogue edited out for final release in 1940

Appeared as a regular on "The Judy Canova Show" on radio

Raised in Portland, Oregon

Continued to perform on radio programs like "The Jack Benny Show", "Baby Snooks", "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" and others

TV series debut as regular on "The Jack Benny Program" (CBS, 1950-1964; NBC 1964-1965)

Moved to San Francisco to play with the NBC Trocaderans radio orchestra

Starred in "The Mel Blanc Show" on CBS radio

Bonus Trivia

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Served as honorary mayor of Pacific Palisades, California

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