Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc

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Age
81 (passed away Jul. 10th, 1989)
Birthday
May. 30th, 1908
Born in
San Francisco, California, USA
Height

Mel Blanc's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Flintstones TV Show
The Flintstones
The Jetsons TV Show
The Jetsons
Looney Tunes TV Show
Looney Tunes
The Bugs Bunny Show TV Show
The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show TV Show
The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show
Mr. Magoo TV Show
Mr. Magoo
The Flintstone Kids TV Show
The Flintstone Kids
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour TV Show
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour
Fred Flintstone & Friends TV Show
Fred Flintstone & Friends
The Road Runner Show TV Show
The Road Runner Show
The Porky Pig Show TV Show
The Porky Pig Show
The Magilla Gorilla Show TV Show
The Magilla Gorilla Show
The Flintstone Comedy Show TV Show
The Flintstone Comedy Show
Scooby's All Star Laff-A-Lympics TV Show
Scooby's All Star Laff-A-Lympics
Yogi's Treasure Hunt TV Show
Yogi's Treasure Hunt
Merrie Melodies TV Show
Merrie Melodies
The Jack Benny Program TV Show
The Jack Benny Program
The Flintstone Comedy Hour TV Show
The Flintstone Comedy Hour
The Dick Tracy Show TV Show
The Dick Tracy Show
Yogi's Gang TV Show
Yogi's Gang
Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats TV Show
Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats
Secret Squirrel Show TV Show
Secret Squirrel Show
The Daffy Duck Show TV Show
The Daffy Duck Show
Captain Caveman & the Teen Angels TV Show
Captain Caveman & the Teen Angels
Speed Buggy TV Show
Speed Buggy
Heathcliff (1980) TV Show
Heathcliff (1980)
The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show TV Show
The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show
Perils of Penelope Pitstop TV Show
Perils of Penelope Pitstop
The Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm Show TV Show
The Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm Show
The New Fred and Barney Show TV Show
The New Fred and Barney Show
Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo TV Show
Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo
Sabrina, The Teenage Witch (1971) TV Show
Sabrina, The Teenage Witch (1971)
Fred and Barney Meet the Thing TV Show
Fred and Barney Meet the Thing
Where's Huddles? TV Show
Where's Huddles?
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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BIOGRAPHY:

Voice specialist from radio, movies and TV rarely seen by his widespread audience. On 1940s radio, for example, his voice supplied the sound effects for the comedian 'Jack Benny's antique "Maxwell" automobile's gasping and wheezing and struggling to crank up. More widely recognized as the voice of virtually every major character in the Warner Bros. cartoon pantheon, including Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety & Sylvester both, Yosemite Sam, et al. Since Blanc's death, his son 'Noel Blanc' has taken up some of his father's mantle.


TRIVIA:
  • His license plate read "KMIT." A representative at the California Department of Motor Vehicles asked him if it stood for a radio station, since it is illegal to advertise on a plate. He replied, "No, that's actually an old Jewish expression, 'know me in truth.'" What it actually stood for was "kish mir im tuchis," a Yiddish phrase meaning "Kiss my ass.".
  • According to his son 'Noel Blanc' (qv), of all the cartoon characters he voiced, the one that was the closest to his actual voice was Sylvester the Cat, only without the lisp.
  • Biography in Smith, Ronald S., "Who's Who in Comedy," pp. 54-55. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387.
  • Originally, voice artists were not given screen credit on animated cartoons. After he was turned down for a raise by tight-fisted producer 'Leon Schlesinger' (qv), Blanc suggested they add his name as Vocal Characterizationist to the credits as a compromise and omitted the name of any other voice actor that worked on the cartoon. Not only did it give greater recognition to voice artists from then on, it helped to bring Blanc to the public eye and quickly brought him more work in radio.
  • Epitaph on headstone at his burial site in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood reads, "That's All, Folks!".
  • He appeared in a television commercial for the American Express charge card, where he performed several character voices in quick succession. After his death, American Express began running the commercial again, showing his name with birth and death years on the bottom of the screen at the end of the commercial, both to promote their card, and pay tribute to the vocal genius.
  • Biography in "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives," Volume Two, 1986- 1990, pp. 112-113. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
  • 1966: Received the French Legion of Honor.


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