Leonard Hacker, better known by his stage name Buddy Hackett, was an American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He was well known for his roles as Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man (1962) and Benjy Benjamin in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
His Disney roles included Tennessee Steinmetz in the 1968 film, The Love Bug, Scuttle in the 1989 animated film, The Little Mermaid and its sequel, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, and Grandpa Louie in the TV series Dinosaurs. Some examples of his work in cinema include The Music Man (1962) and It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963).
On June 30, 2003, Hackett died in his Malibu home from complications of diabetes at the age of 78.
- He had stated he regretted turning down the sequels for The Love Bug.