Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc was an American voice actor and radio personality, who was best known for his voice work with Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, DiC Entertainment, Walter Lantz Productions, and radio work on The Jack Benny Program and The Hoot Owls.

For Disney, he provided the voice of Gideon in Pinocchio. However, when it was decided that Gideon would be mute, Blanc's lines were cut from the final film, except for three hiccups.

At one point, he was considered to voice Dopey in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Walt Disney.

In Who Framed Roger Rabbit, he reprised the voices of several of his classic Warner Bros. characters, except for Yosemite Sam, whom he refused to voice due to always being rough on his throat (the role went to Joe Alaskey instead, as a result).

Disney Filmography

Year Film Character
1940 Pinocchio Gideon (hiccup)
1964 Carousel of Progress Cousin Orville, Parrot
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester

Disney Roles


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