Mel Blanc (May 30, 1908 - July 10, 1989; aged 81) was one of the most prolific voice actors ever to work in the entertainment industry. Although he started out his career performing on radio, Mel rose to greater fame by the 1940s for voicing many of the characters from the Warner Bros. theatrical cartoons; including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig. As a result, he became the first voice actor to receive on-screen credit (though it was also initially due to producer Leon Schlesinger turning him down for a raise). After the expiration of his exclusive contract with WB in 1960, Mel started working for Hanna-Barbera when he began voicing Barney Rubble on The Flintstones.
In 1961, he was in a near-fatal car accident. During his recuperation, Mel performed his lines for The Flintstones from his bed (though Daws Butler substituted for him in a few episodes).
Mel once commented that he never heard one person say a bad word about Joe Barbera.
Bubba McCoy (from Where's Huddles?)
Bully Brothers (from Penelope Pitstop)
Chugga-Boom (from Penelope Pitstop cartoons)
Cosmo G. Spacely
Droopalong Coyote (from Ricochet Rabbit cartoons)
Dino (Fred Flintstone's pet)
Hardy Har Har (from Lippy the Lion cartoons)
Quack-Up (from Galaxy Goof-Ups cartoons)
Yak Yak (from Penelope Pitstop cartoons)
- Barbera, Joe. "My Life in 'Toons."
- Blanc, Mel. "That's Not All, Folks!"