Daws Butler

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Daws Butler
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Butler in 1976
Charles Dawson Butler

(1916-11-16)November 16, 1916
DiedMay 18, 1988(1988-05-18) (aged 71)
Resting place Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City
OccupationVoice actor
Years active1935–1988
Notable work
Myrtis Martin-Butler
(m. 1943)
Awards Inkpot Award (1975) [1]
Website dawsbutler.com [ dead link ]

Charles Dawson "Daws" Butler (November 16, 1916 May 18, 1988) was an American voice actor. He worked mostly for the Hanna-Barbera animation production company where he originated the voices of many familiar characters, including Loopy De Loop, Wally Gator, Yogi Bear, Hokey Wolf, Elroy Jetson, Quick Draw McGraw, Baba Looey, Peter Potamus, Snagglepuss, Huckleberry Hound, and Scooby-Dum.


Early life and career

Butler was born on November 16, 1916, in Toledo, Ohio, the only child of Charles Allen Butler and Ruth Butler. The family later moved from Ohio to Oak Park, Illinois, where Butler became interested in impersonating people. [2] [3]

In 1935, the future voice master started as an impressionist, entering multiple amateur contests and winning most of them. He had entered them not with the intention of showing his talent, but as a personal challenge to overcome his shyness (with success). Nonetheless, Butler won professional engagements at vaudeville theaters. [3]

Later, he teamed up with fellow performers Jack Lavin and Willard Ovitz to form the comedy trio The Three Short Waves. The team played in theaters, on radio, and in nightclubs, generating positive reviews from regional critics and audiences. They dissolved their act in 1941 when Daws Butler joined the U.S. Navy as America entered World War II. Some time after, he met his wife Myrtis during a wartime function near Washington, D.C. [4]

His first voice work for an animated character came in the animated short Short Snorts on Sports (1948), which was produced by Screen Gems. At the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio, Tex Avery hired Butler to provide the voice of a British wolf on Little Rural Riding Hood (1949) and also to narrate several of his cartoons. [3]

Throughout the late 1940s and mid-1950s, he had roles in many Avery-directed cartoons; the Fox in Out-Foxed, the narrator in The Cuckoo Clock, the Cobbler in The Peachy Cobbler, Mr. Theeves in Droopy's "Double Trouble" , Mysto the Magician in Magical Maestro , John the Cab and John the B-29 Bomber in One Cab's Family and Little Johnny Jet , and Charlie in The Legend of Rockabye Point . [3]

Beginning with The Three Little Pups, Butler provided the voice for a nameless wolf that spoke in a Southern accent and whistled all the time (the tune was Henry C. Work's "Kingdom Coming"). This character also appeared in Sheep Wrecked, Billy Boy and many more cartoons. While at MGM, Avery wanted Butler to try to do the voice of Droopy, at a time when Bill Thompson had been unavailable due to radio engagements. Butler did a few lines, then recommended Don Messick, another actor and Butler's lifelong friend, who could imitate Thompson. Thus, Messick voiced Droopy in several shorts. [3] [5]

In 1949, Butler landed a role in a televised puppet show created by former Warner Bros. Cartoons animation director Bob Clampett called Time for Beany . Butler was teamed with Stan Freberg, and together they did all the voices of the puppets. Butler voiced Beany Boy and Captain Huffenpuff. Freberg voiced Cecil and Dishonest John. An entire stable of recurring characters were seen. The show's writers were Charles Shows and Lloyd Turner, whose dependably funny dialog was still always at the mercy of Butler's and Freberg's ad libs. Time for Beany ran from 1949 to 1954, and won several Emmy Awards. [6]

In 1952, he starred in the live-action short Nice Try, Virgil. [7]

Butler briefly turned his attention to writing and voicing several TV commercials. In the 1950s, Stan Freberg asked him to help him write comedy skits for his Capitol Records albums. Their first collaboration, "St. George and the Dragonet" (based on Dragnet ), was the first comedy record to sell over a million copies. Freberg was more of a satirist who did song parodies, but the bulk of his dialogue routines were co-written by and co-starred Butler. [8]

Butler teamed again with Freberg and actress June Foray in a CBS radio series, The Stan Freberg Show , which ran from July to October 1957 as a summer replacement for Jack Benny's program. Freberg's box set, Tip of the Freberg (Rhino Entertainment, 1999), chronicles every aspect of Freberg's career except the cartoon voice-over work, and it showcases his career with Daws Butler. In Mr. Magoo , the UPA theatrical animated short series for Columbia Pictures, Butler played Magoo's nephew Waldo (also voiced by Jerry Hausner at various times). [8] In Freberg's "Green Chri$tma$" in 1958, a scathing indictment of the over-commercialization of the holiday, Butler soberly hoped instead that we'd remember "Whose birthday we're celebrating".

Butler provided the voices of many nameless Walter Lantz Productions' characters for theatrical shorts later seen on the Woody Woodpecker program. His characters included the penguin Chilly Willy and his rival Smedley, a southern-speaking dog (the same voice used for Tex Avery's laid-back wolf character and for Hanna-Barbera's Huckleberry Hound). [6]

In 1957, after MGM had closed their animation unit, producers William Hanna and Joseph Barbera quickly formed their own company, and Daws Butler and Don Messick were on hand to provide voices. The first, The Ruff and Reddy Show , with Butler voicing Reddy, set the formula for the rest of the series of cartoons that the two helmed until the mid-1960s. He played the title roles in The Huckleberry Hound Show , The Quick Draw McGraw Show , and The Yogi Bear Show , as well as a variety of other characters. [9] [6] [3]


Some of the characters with voices by Butler from 1948 to 1978 included:

Butler voiced most of these characters for decades, in both TV shows and in some commercials. The breakfast cereal mascot Cap'n Crunch became an icon of sorts on Saturday morning TV through many commercials produced by Jay Ward. Butler played Cap'n from the 1960s to the 1980s. He based the voice on that of character actor Charles Butterworth. In 1961, while Mel Blanc was recovering from a road accident, Daws Butler substituted for him to voice Barney Rubble in five episodes of The Flintstones (The Hit Songwriter, Droop-Along Flintstone, Fred Flintstone Woos Again, The Rock Quarry Story, The Little White Lie). Butler had previously voiced the characters of Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble in the 90 second pilot for the series (when it was called The Flagstones).

In 1964, Butler was featured as Huckleberry Hound on a 45rpm record, "Bingo, Ringo", a comedic story combining the Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr and Lorne Greene's hit record "Ringo".

In Wacky Races , Butler provided the voices for a number of the racers, Rock Slag, Big Gruesome, the Red Max, Sgt. Blast, Peter Perfect, and Rufus Ruffcut. He voiced a penguin and a turtle in the movie Mary Poppins , his only known work for Disney. Along with Stan Freberg, Paul Frees and June Foray, Butler also provided voices for countless children's records featuring recreations of several successful Disney cartoons and films.


Butler based some of his voices on popular celebrities of the day. Yogi Bear began as an Art Carney impression; Butler had done a similar voice in several of Robert McKimson's films at Warner Brothers and Stan Freberg's comedy record "The Honey-Earthers". However, Butler soon changed Yogi's voice, making it much deeper and more sing-songy, thus making it a more original voice.

Hokey Wolf began as an impression of Phil Silvers, and Snagglepuss as Bert Lahr. In fact, when Snagglepuss began appearing in commercials for Kellogg's Cocoa Krispies in 1961, Lahr threatened to sue Butler for "stealing" his voice. As part of the settlement, the disclaimer "Snagglepuss voice by Daws Butler" was required to appear on each commercial, making him the only voice actor ever to receive one in an animated TV commercial. Butler redesigned these voices, making them his own inventions. Huckleberry Hound was inspired many years earlier, in 1945, by a North Carolina neighbor of Daws's wife's family, and he had in fact been using that voice for a long time, for Avery's laid-back wolf and Lantz's Smedley (and thus only by coincidence resembled the voice of Andy Griffith, whose typical vocal accent also was based on the North Carolina style).

Later life

In the 1970s, he was the voice of "Hair Bear" on Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! and a few characters in minor cartoons such as C.B. Bears. On Laff-a-Lympics , Butler was virtually the entire "Yogi Yahooey" team. He also played the title character in The Funky Phantom , as well as Louie and Pug on The Pink Panther Show . In 1977, he guest-starred as Captain Numo and his lackey Schultz on the What's New, Mr. Magoo? episode "Secret Agent Magoo".

Butler remained somewhat low-key in the 1970s and 1980s until a revival of The Jetsons and Hanna-Barbera's crossover series Yogi's Treasure Hunt , both in 1985. Also in 1983, he voiced the title character, Wacky WallWalker in Deck the Halls with Wacky Walls .

In 1975, Butler began an acting workshop which spawned such talents as Nancy Cartwright, Corey Burton, Joe Bevilacqua, Bill Farmer, Pat Parris, Tony Pope, Linda Gary, Bob Bergen, Mona Marshall, Sherry Lynn, Joey Camen, writer Earl Kress and many more.

In the year of his death, The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound was released, featuring most of his early characters.

Personal life

Daws met and married Myrtis Martin in 1943 while he was in the United States Navy during World War II. [10] [11] They had four sons, David, Don, Paul and Charles, and remained married until his death in 1988. [12]


Butler's health began declining in the last few months of his life. He died of heart attack at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on May 18, 1988, after contracting pneumonia and suffering a stroke a few months before. [9] [11] The television special Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration was dedicated to him. Many of his roles were assumed by Greg Burson, who had been personally trained by Butler until his death. [13]

Myrtis Mayfield Martin Butler (born January 13, 1917, Stanly County, North Carolina) died on November 15, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 101. The four aforementioned sons all survive. [14]


Daws Butler trained many voice actors including Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson), Corey Burton (the voice of Dale in Chip 'n' Dale ), Bill Farmer (the current voice of Goofy, Pluto, and Horace Horsecollar), Bob Bergen (voice of Porky Pig), Joe Bevilacqua (whom Butler personally taught how to do all his characters), Greg Burson (voice of Yogi Bear and Bugs Bunny), Mona Marshall (voices in South Park), Sherry Lynn and Joey Camen. Butler's voice and scripts were a frequent part of Bevilacqua's now-defunct XM show. [15]

Bevilacqua also wrote Butler's official biography, published by Bear Manor Media. [16] A new book of cartoon scripts written by Daws Butler and Joe Bevilacqua, Uncle Dunkle and Donnie: Fractured Fables, was scheduled for publication in the fall of 2009. A four-volume, 4 12-hour audio set of Uncle Dunkle and Donnie was to be released simultaneously with Bevilacqua performing all 97 characters in 35 stories. Butler also trained Hal Rayle, who ultimately determined that his best-known character of Doyle Cleverlobe from Galaxy High School should sound like Elroy Jetson after he finished puberty. [17]


Animated films and theatrical shorts

1948Short Snorts on SportsScreen Gems (Columbia) Theatrical short
1949 Heavenly Puss Conductor Tom and Jerry Theatrical short
Little Rural Riding Hood City WolfMGM Theatrical short
Out-FoxedFoxDroopy Theatrical short
Love That Pup Father (Spike) Tom and Jerry Theatrical short
1950Punchy de LeonCrowUPA Theatrical short
Albert in Blunderland
(a.k.a. To Be an Ant)
Albert/Movie Narrator/GuardMGM Theatrical short
The Chump Champ Spike/Master of Ceremonies/Fortune Teller/Queen of Sports [18] Droopy Theatrical short
The Peachy CobblerNarrator/The CobblerMGM Theatrical short
The Cuckoo Clock Narrator (The Cat)MGM Theatrical short
The Framed Cat Spike and TomTom and Jerry Theatrical short
1951 Daredevil Droopy Spike/The Great BarkoDroopy Theatrical short
Jerry and the Goldfish Chef FrancoisTom and Jerry Theatrical short
Droopy's Good DeedSpikeDroopy Theatrical short
Sleepy-Time Tom LightningTom and Jerry Theatrical short
Slicked-up Pup SpikeTom and Jerry Theatrical short
Droopy's Double Trouble Mr. TheevesDroopy Theatrical short
1952 Gift Wrapped NarratorSylvester and Tweety Theatrical short
Magical Maestro Mysto the MagicianMGM Theatrical short
One Cab's Family John the Cab/DoctorMGM Theatrical short
A Case for HypnosisDoctor Twiddle
Fit to Be Tied SpikeTom and Jerry short
The Dog House SpikeTom and Jerry Theatrical short
1953 That's My Pup! SpikeTom and Jerry Theatrical short
Little Johnny Jet John the BomberMGM Theatrical short
The T.V. of Tomorrow Gambler [19] Theatrical short
The Three Little PupsWolf/Narrator [19] Droopy Theatrical short
1954Crazy Mixed-Up PupSamuel/The Dog/MilkmanTheatrical short
Billy Boy WolfMGM Theatrical short
Under the Counter Spy HammererWoody Woodpecker Theatrical short
Hic-cup Pup SpikeTom and Jerry Theatrical short
Pet Peeve Tom and Spike's OwnerTom and Jerry Theatrical short
Convict Concerto Police OfficerWoody Woodpecker Theatrical short
I'm Cold Smedley Chilly Willy Theatrical short
The Farm of Tomorrow MGM Theatrical short
1955 The Legend of Rockabye Point Maxie the Polar BearWalter Lantz Theatrical short
Pecos Pest AnnouncerTom and Jerry Theatrical short
Deputy DroopySheriff/Droopy Droopy Theatrical short
Hot and Cold Penguin Smedley Chilly Willy Theatrical short
Heir-Conditioned CatSylvester and Tweety Theatrical short
The Tree Medic Tree SurgeonWalter Lantz Theatrical short
Sh-h-h-h-h-hMr. Twiddle/Doctor/Hotel ManagerWalter Lantz Theatrical short
Pup on a Picnic SpikeTom and Jerry Theatrical short
Smarty Cat ButchTom and Jerry Theatrical short
1956 Down Beat Bear Radio AnnouncerTom and Jerry Theatrical short
Weasel Stop DogLooney Tunes Theatrical short
Barbary Coast Bunny Nasty CanastaLooney Tunes Theatrical short
Wideo Wabbit Bugs Bunny imitating Groucho Marx/Bugs Bunny imitating Ed Norton Looney Tunes Theatrical short
Yankee Dood It ShoemakerLooney Tunes Theatrical short
Rocket-Bye Baby Narrator/Joe Wilbur/Capt. Schmideo/LecturerMerrie Melodies Theatrical short
Barbecue Brawl SpikeTom and Jerry Theatrical short
Stupor Duck Narrator/Newspaper Editor/Mountain Climber #2Daffy Duck Theatrical short
Magoo's Puddle Jumper WaldoMr. Magoo Theatrical short
After the Ball Lumberjack BearWoody Woodpecker short
Woody Meets Davy Crewcut Davy CrewcutWoody Woodpecker short
The Ostrich Egg and ISamWalter Lantz short
Operation Cold Feet SmedleyChilly Willy short
Hold That RockSmedleyChilly Willy short
Half-Fare Hare Ralph Kramden/Ed NortonBugs Bunny short
The Honey-MousersRalph Krumden/Ned MortonLooney Tunes short
Raw! Raw! Rooster! Rhode Island RedLooney Tunes short
1957 Tops with Pops SpikeTom and Jerry Theatrical short
Tom's Photo Finish Tom's Owner/SpikeTom and Jerry short
Give and Tyke Spike/Stray Dog/Dog CatcherSpike and Tyke short
Scat Cats Spike/Spike and Tyke's Owner/Lightning and MeatheadSpike and Tyke short
Blackboard JumbleWolf/TeacherDroopy short
Drafty, Isn't?Narrator/Ralph Phillips
Mucho Mouse Tom and LightningTom and Jerry short
Go Fly a Kit Counter ManLooney Tunes short
International Woodpecker George Washington Woody Woodpecker short
The Unbearable Salesman BearWoody Woodpecker short
Cheese It, the Cat! Ralph Krumden/Ned MortonLooney Tunes short
Fodder and Son Windy and BreezyWalter Lantz short
1958Mutts About RacingAnnouncerDroopy short
Sheep WreckedWolfDroopy short
Everglade Raid Al I. Gator Woody Woodpecker short
Watch the Birdie BirdwatcherWoody Woodpecker short
Tree's a Crowd Colonel MunchWoody Woodpecker short
A Bird in a Bonnet Sewer WorkerLooney Tunes short
A Chilly ReceptionChilly WillyChilly Willy short
Polar PestChilly WillyChilly Willy short
Little TeleVillainSmedley/Mr. Stoop/Car SalesmanChilly Willy short
A Waggily TaleJunior/Elvis/Dad/Johnny/MelvinLooney Tunes short
1959Truant StudentWindy/Breezy/Truant Officer WilloughbyWalter Lantz short
The Alphabet ConspiracyJabberwockTV movie
1001 Arabian Nights Omar the Rugmaker
Robinson GruesomeNarrator/Robinson Gruesome/ApeWalter Lantz short
Trick or Tweet SamSylvester and Tweety short
Yukon Have ItSmedley/Caribou LouChilly Willy short
Merry Minstrel MagooWaldo/DentistUPA short
Here Today, Gone Tamale MiceLooney Tunes short
Romp in a Swamp Al I. GatorWoody Woodpecker short
1959–1964 Loopy De Loop Loopy De Loop / additional voices48 Theatrical shorts
1960 Mice Follies Ralph Crumden/Ned MortonLooney Tunes short
Mouse and Garden Sam the CatLooney Tunes short
Southern Fried HospitalityNarrator/Gabby GatorWalter Lantz short
1964 Mary Poppins Turtle/PenguinHis only work for Disney
Hey There, It's Yogi Bear Yogi Bear / Airplane Pilot / Ranger Tom / TwippoHanna Barbera's first Animated feature film
1965 The Beary Family Charlie Beary/Junior Beary"Guess Who?" short
1970 The Phantom Tollbooth Whether Man, Senses Taker, The Terrible Trivium, The Gelatinous GiantAnimated feature film
1971 The Cat in the Hat Mr. KrinklebeinAnimated TV special
1974-1975 The Dogfather Louie / Pug (first episode only)Theatrical cartoon series
1980 Yogi's First Christmas Yogi Bear / Snagglepuss /Huckleberry Hound / Augie DoggieAnimated TV movie
1982 Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Snagglepuss / Quick Draw McGraw / Mr. Jinks / Hokey Wolf / Augie Doggie /Snooper and Blabber / Dixie / Wally GatorAnimated TV movie
1987 The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones Elroy Jetson / Henry Orbit /CogswellAnimated TV movie
Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw/ Snagglepuss / Augie DoggieAnimated TV movie
Yogi's Great Escape Yogi Bear / Quick Draw McGraw / Wally Gator /SnagglepussAnimated TV movie
1988 Rockin' with Judy Jetson Elroy JetsonAnimated TV movie
The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound Huckleberry Hound / Yogi Bear / Quick Draw McGraw / Snagglepuss / Hokey Wolf / Peter Potamus / Baba Looey Animated TV movie
Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears Yogi BearAnimated TV movie


1957–1960 The Ruff and Reddy Show Reddy / Pinky / Olaf / Scary Harry / Safari / Killer / Various
1958–1961 The Huckleberry Hound Show Huckleberry Hound / Yogi Bear / Dixie / Mr. Jinks / Hokey Wolf / Various
1958–1961 Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks Dixie / Mr. Jinks / additional voices
1959–1960 Rocky and His Friends Various Fairy Tale Characters
1959–1961 Quick Draw McGraw Quick Draw McGraw / Baba Looey / Snuffles / Various
1959–1961 Snooper and Blabber Super Snooper / Blabber Mouse / Various
1959–1961 Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy Augie Doggie / Snagglepuss / Various
1960 The Bugs Bunny Show Various Characters
1960–1961 Hokey Wolf Hokey Wolf
1960-1965 The Flintstones Barney Rubble / Yogi Bear / additional voicesNote: He appeared in 24 episodes and he played Barney Rubble in five of those episodes and Yogi Bear in another episode.
1961–1962 The Yogi Bear Show Yogi Bear / Snagglepuss / Fibber Fox / Alfy Gator / Hokey Wolf / Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw / Augie Doggie / Super Snooper / Blabber Mouse / Baba Looey / Dixie / Mr. Jinks / additional voices
1961–1962 Yakky Doodle Fibber Fox / The Cat / Alfy Gator
1961–1962 Snagglepuss Snagglepuss
1961 Top Cat A.T. Jazz (All That Jazz)episode: All That Jazz
1961 The Bullwinkle Show Aesop Jr. / Additional voices (voice, uncredited)
1962 Wally Gator Wally Gator / additional voices
1962 Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har Har Lippy the Lion / additional voices
1962/1985–1987 The Jetsons Elroy Jetson / Cogswell Coggs / Henry Orbit
1964 The Woody Woodpecker Show Chilly Willy / Andy Panda / Smedley
1964 Jonny Quest Maharaja / Corbin / Gunderson
1964–1965 The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo various voices
1964–1966 The Peter Potamus Show Peter Potamus
1964–1966 Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey Yahooey
1966 Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This? The King of Hearts / The March Hare / SportscasterTV special
1967 George of the Jungle Additional Voices
1967–1968 Off to See the Wizard Scarecrow / Tin Man / Wizard of Oz
1968 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour Various Characters
1968–1969 Wacky Races Rock Slag / Big Gruesome / Red Max / Sergeant Blast / Peter Perfect / Rufus Ruffcut
1968–1969 The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Various voices
1969 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour Bingo
1969–1971 Cattanooga Cats Lambsy Divey / Crumden
1970 Harlem Globetrotters Uncredited
1971 The Funky Phantom Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore/Fingers
1971 Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! Hair Bear / Bumbo the Elephant / Bananas the Gorilla / Furface the Lion / Film director
1972 The New Scooby-Doo Movies Larry Fine /Curly Joe DeRita / Various Characters
1972 A Christmas Story GumdropTV special
1972 The Roman Holidays Brutus the Lion
1972 Yogi's Ark Lark Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw / Snagglepuss / Wally Gator / Peter Potamus / Augie Doggie / Lippy the Lion / Dixie / Baba Looey / Lambsy / Top CatTV special
1972 The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park Bingo / Frog / OctopusTV special
1972 The Adventures of Robin Hoodnik Scrounger / RichardTV special
1972 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home various voices
1973 Yogi's Gang Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw / Snagglepuss / Wally Gator / Peter Potamus / Augie Doggie / Hokey Wolf / Lippy the Lion / Baba Looey / Tantrum
1974 Hong Kong Phooey Blubber / Stick / Big Dukeepisode: Comedy Cowboys
1975–1986 Sesame Street Warning Cartoon Man / J Train Commentator4 episodes
1976The Sylvester & Tweety ShowVarious Characters
1976 Aesop & Son Additional Voices
1976–1977 The Scooby-Doo Show Scooby-Dumepisodes: The Gruesome Game of the Gator Ghoul / The Headless Horseman of Halloween / Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats / The Chiller Diller Movie Thriller
1977 Posse Impossible Hustle / Stick / Duke
1977 Laff-A-Lympics Yogi Bear / Augie Doggie / Blabber / Dirty Dalton / Dixie / Hokey Wolf / Huckleberry Hound / Mr. Jinks / Quick Draw McGraw / Scooby-Dum / Snagglepuss / Super Snooper / Wally Gator
1977 Fred Flintstone and Friends
1978 The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour TV special
1978 Yogi's Space Race Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound /Quick Draw McGraw
1978 Galaxy Goof-Ups Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound
1978 The All-New Popeye Hour Wimpy
1978 Hanna-Barbera's All-Star Comedy Ice Revue Hair Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Snagglepuss/ Yogi Bear / Quick Draw McGraw / BingoTV special
1979 The Hanna-Barbera Hall of Fame: Yabba Dabba Doo II Himself – Various Character VoicesTV special
1979 Casper's First Christmas Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound /Quick Draw McGraw /Snagglepuss / Augie DoggieTV special
1982Woody Woodpecker and His FriendsVarious Voices
1982 Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper Yogi Bear /Huckleberry Hound / Snagglepuss / Quick Draw McGraw / Mr. Jinks / Hokey Wolf / Augie Doggie / Snooper and Blabber / Dixie / Wally GatorTV special
1985–1988 Yogi's Treasure Hunt Yogi Bear /Snagglepuss /Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw /Augie Doggie /Snooper and Blabber /Baba Looey /Undercover Elephant /Yippee Coyote /Hokey Wolf / Lippy the Lion /Mr. Jinks /Peter Potamus
1986 The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show Various Characters
1986 The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw

Live-action roles

1952Nice Try, VirgilVirgilShort film written by Larry Clemmons
1960 You Bet Your Life HimselfTV Episode
1965 or 1966LapwingUnknownSilent workprint

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Greg Burson American voice actor (1949-2008)

Gregory Lewis Burson was an American voice actor, best known as a replacement for voice actors Daws Butler and Mel Blanc following their deaths in 1988 and 1989, respectively.

<i>Yogi Bears All Star Comedy Christmas Caper</i>

Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper is a 1982 animated Christmas television special starring Yogi Bear. It is the third and final Yogi Christmas special. Produced by Hanna-Barbera, it first aired on December 21, 1982 on CBS. Along with Yogi's traditional cast, the characters also met up with many other Hanna-Barbera characters, including Magilla Gorilla and Fred Flintstone.

Yogi Bear & Friends is a syndicated animated series by Hanna-Barbera Productions that aired between 1967 and 1968.

Huckleberry Hound American animated television character

Huckleberry "Huck" Hound is a fictional cartoon character, a blue anthropomorphic coonhound that speaks with a North Carolina Southern drawl and has a relaxed, sweet, and well-intentioned personality. He first appeared in the series The Huckleberry Hound Show. The cartoon was one of six TV shows to win an Emmy Award in 1960 as an "Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Children's Programming"; the first animated series to receive such an award.

<i>Hanna-Barberas 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration</i>

Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration is a 1989 American live-action/animated television special which premiered on TNT on July 17, 1989.

<i>The Yogi Bear Show</i> Animated television series

The Yogi Bear Show is an American comedy animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions that centers on the misadventures of forest-dwelling bear Yogi in Jellystone Park. The show debuted in syndication on January 30, 1961, and ran for 33 episodes until January 6, 1962. Two other segments for the show were Snagglepuss and Yakky Doodle. The show had a two-year production run.

Yogi Bear American animated television and film character

Yogi Bear is an anthropomorphic funny animal who has appeared in numerous comic books, animated television shows and films. He made his debut in 1958 as a supporting character in The Huckleberry Hound Show.

<i>Laff-A-Lympics</i> American animated television series

Laff-A-Lympics is an American animated comedy television series produced by Hanna-Barbera. The series premiered as part of the Saturday morning cartoon program block, Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics, on ABC in 1977. The show is a spoof of the Olympics and the ABC primetime series Battle of the Network Stars, which debuted one year earlier. It featured 45 Hanna-Barbera characters organized into teams which competed each week for gold, silver, and bronze medals. One season of 16 episodes was produced in 1977–78, and eight new episodes combined with reruns for the 1978–79 season as Scooby's All-Stars. Unlike most cartoon series produced by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, Laff-A-Lympics did not contain a laugh track. Scooby’s Laff-a-Lympics was originally owned by Taft Broadcasting, Warner Bros. Television Distribution currently owns the series thru its two in-name-only units, Warner Bros. Family Entertainment and Turner Entertainment.


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