Voice specialist from radio, movies and TV rarely seen by his widespread audience. On 40's radio, for example, his voice supplied the soundeffects for the comedian Jack Benny's antique Maxwell automobile's gasp-ing and wheezing and struggling to crank up. More widely recognized asthe 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, 'Mel Blanc Jr.' has taken up some of his father's mantle.
Despite his most famous character's connection to them, he was allergic to carrots as they tended to affect his vocal cords. Thus he often did the eating sounds last in a recording session and had the sound techniciations edit them in the soundtrack as needed.
His son, Noel Blanc, voiced many of the Warner Bros cartoons.
Was in an almost fatal car accident during The Flinstones. He did the voices of his characters while in his home bed in a full body cast.
"I t'ought I taw a putty-tat!"
"Eh...What's up, doc?"
"That's all, folks!" (Tag line of every WB cartoon; Blanc's epitaph also.)
"Today was tomorrow yesterday so don't inhale."
Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
Supremely talented voice artist and comic actor who gained immortality as the voice of the Warner Bros. cartoon characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety and Sylvester, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, and Pepe Le Pew. (The only major speaking character he didn't do was Elmer Fudd, whose voice was provided by radio actor Arthur Q. Bryan.) Blanc joined the studio in 1937, and replaced the previous Porky, who hadn't been able to turn a stutter into a humorous device. Before Warners signed him to a contract in the 1940s, Blanc also performed voices for MGM, Columbia, and other cartoon studios; in fact, he was the original voice of Woody Woodpecker. In later years he was equally busy on TV, as Barney Rubble in "The Flintstones" and as the title character in "Heathcliff," to name just two. He was also associated for decades with Jack Benny, on both radio and TV. His on-screen appearances were few and far between, but he had amusing moments in Neptune's Daughter (1949), Champagne for Caesar (1950), and Kiss Me, Stupid (1964); he also provided offscreen voices for Strange Brew (1983). His autobiography, "That's Not All, Folks!" was published in 1988.… Expand
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|The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show: Season 6||Sep 7, 1991||Daffy Duck/Bugs Bunny/Pork Pig/Tweety/Sylvester/Foghorn Leghorne/Pepe Le Pew/Marvin Martain/ Speedy Gonzales/Yosemite Sam/||tbd|
|The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show: Season 2||Sep 12, 1987||Daffy Duck/Bugs Bunny/Pork Pig/Tweety/Sylvester/Foghorn Leghorne/Pepe Le Pew/Marvin Martain/ Speedy Gonzales/Yosemite Sam/||tbd|
|The Jetsons: Season 3||Jun 15, 1987||Barney Rubble / Dino / Mr. Spacely / Additional Voices||tbd|
|The Jetsons: Season 2||Sep 9, 1985||Mr. Spacely||tbd|
|Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 2||Jan 15, 1981||The Voice Of Twiki||tbd|
|Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Season 1||Sep 20, 1979||The Voice Of Twiki||tbd|
|The Electric Company (1971): Season 6||Oct 18, 1976||Voices (1973-1977)||tbd|
|The Electric Company (1971): Season 5||Oct 20, 1975||Voices (1973-1977)||tbd|
|The Electric Company (1971): Season 4||Oct 21, 1974||Voices (1973-1977)||tbd|
|The Electric Company (1971): Season 3||Oct 22, 1973||Voices (1973-1977)||tbd|
|The Bugs Bunny Show: Season 3||Sep 11, 1971||Bugs Bunny-Daffy Duck||tbd|
|The Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm Show: Season 1||Sep 11, 1971||Barney Rubble||tbd|
|The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour: Season 1||Sep 14, 1968||Various||9.0|
|The Looney Tunes Show: Season 28||Nov 18, 1967||Bugs Bunny/ Daffy Duck/ Porky Pig/ Tweety/ Slyvester/ Foghorn Leghorn/ Pepe Le Pew/ Marvin The Martian/ Speedy Gonzales/ Yosemit||tbd|
|The Looney Tunes Show: Season 29||Oct 14, 1967||Bugs Bunny/ Daffy Duck/ Porky Pig/ Tweety/ Slyvester/ Foghorn Leghorn/ Pepe Le Pew/ Marvin The Martian/ Speedy Gonzales/ Yosemit||tbd|
|The Flintstones: Season 6||Sep 17, 1965||(Voice) Barney Rubble||tbd|
|The Jack Benny Program: Season 15||Sep 25, 1964||Sy||tbd|
|The Flintstones: Season 5||Sep 17, 1964||(Voice) Barney Rubble/Dino / Bird/Lew/Lizard/Brontosaurus/Tyglon/Kitten||tbd|
|The Jack Benny Program: Season 14||Sep 24, 1963||Derek||tbd|
|The Flintstones: Season 4||Sep 19, 1963||(Voice) Barney Rubble/Dino / Manager||tbd|
|The Jack Benny Program: Season 13||Sep 25, 1962||Dr. Heinzinger||tbd|
|The Jetsons: Season 1||Sep 23, 1962||Cosmo Spacely / Additional Voices||6.0|
|The Flintstones: Season 3||Sep 14, 1962||(Voice) Barney Rubble/Dino / Stonyface||tbd|
|The Looney Tunes Show: Season 49||Jun 2, 1962||Bugs Bunny/ Daffy Duck/ Porky Pig/ Tweety/ Slyvester/ Foghorn Leghorn/ Pepe Le Pew/ Marvin The Martian/ Speedy Gonzales/ Yosemit / Himself||tbd|
|The Jack Benny Program: Season 12||Oct 15, 1961||Plumber||tbd|
|The Bugs Bunny Show: Season 2||Oct 10, 1961||Bugs Bunny-Daffy Duck||tbd|
|The Flintstones: Season 2||Sep 15, 1961||(Voice) Barney Rubble/Dino / Alligator/Duck/Bird/Dog/Dinosaur||tbd|
|Tom and Jerry: Season 3||Sep 7, 1961||Tom / Jerry's Dog / The Shark / Spike / Additional Voices||tbd|
|The Jack Benny Program: Season 11||Oct 16, 1960||Sy||tbd|
|The Bugs Bunny Show: Season 1||Oct 11, 1960||Bugs Bunny-Daffy Duck||6.5|