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Harold John "Hal" Smith was an American actor and voice actor, who did many voice roles for Disney, including Goofy (after Pinto Colvig's death), Grumpy and Sleepy (also after Pinto Colvig's death), Winnie the Pooh (after Sterling Holloway's retirement) and Owl in the Winnie the Pooh franchise, Gyro Gearloose and Flintheart Glomgold in DuckTales, the Auctioneer in The Small One, and Philippe the Horse in Beauty and the Beast, among others.

Smith worked from 1936 to 1943 as a DJ and voice talent for WIBX Radio in Utica, New York. After serving in the United States Army Special Services during World War II, he traveled to Hollywood and appeared in many television series, such as I Married Joan, Fury, Rescue 8, Dennis the Menace, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, The Donna Reed Show, Perry Mason, Leave It to Beaver, and The Red Skelton Show. He was best known, however, for his role as Otis Campbell, the town drunk in the CBS's 1960's television series, The Andy Griffith Show.

He made appearances in films like The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, The Three Stooges Meet Hercules, Once Upon a Girl.

Smith, with his voice talent, contributed to animated shows, like The Smurfs, Davey and Goliath, The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo, Where are You!, The Huckleberry Hound Show, Quick Draw McGraw, and various Looney Tunes characters. He was also very active in television commercials for 3 Musketeers, United Van Lines, Hickory Farms, Toyota, Green Giant, General Mills, Mattel, Kellogg's, Pizza Hut, Ivory soap, Doctor Ross Dog Food, Pioneer Chicken, and Coca-Cola.

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