Don Messick
Messick in 1972
Donald Earle Messick

(1926-09-07)September 7, 1926
DiedOctober 24, 1997(1997-10-24) (aged 71)
OccupationVoice actor
Years active1941–1996
Helen M. McHugh
(m. 1949)

Donald Earle Messick (September 7, 1926 – October 24, 1997) was an American actor, known for his performances in Hanna-Barbera cartoons.[1]

His best-remembered voice roles include Scooby-Doo, Bamm-Bamm Rubble and Hoppy in The Flintstones, Astro in The Jetsons, Muttley in Wacky Races and Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, Boo-Boo Bear and Ranger Smith in The Yogi Bear Show, Sebastian the Cat in Josie and the Pussycats; Gears, Ratchet, and Scavenger in The Transformers, Papa Smurf and Azrael in The Smurfs, Hamton J. Pig in Tiny Toon Adventures, and Dr. Benton Quest in Jonny Quest.

Early life

Messick was born on September 7, 1926, in Buffalo, New York,[2] the son of Binford Earl Messick, a house painter, and Lena Birch (née Hughes).[1] He was raised by his maternal grandparents[citation needed] in the Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore,[2] where he received his early training as a performer at the Ramsay Street School of Acting.[3]


Early work

At first, Messick wanted to be a ventriloquist and even supported himself as one for a time in the late 1940s and early 1950s.[4] At age 15, Messick performed in front of the program manager and chief announcer at radio station WBOC in Salisbury, Maryland, and was given his own weekly show, for which Messick performed all of the character voices and sound effects.[3]

Messick moved back to Baltimore a year later, after graduating high school, and approached radio station WCAO about getting his one-man show on the air.[3] As Messick worked to reduce the Baltimore accent identified by the manager of WCAO as an impediment to his radio career, Messick's father was killed, along with two other men, in an accident at the Nanticoke School. Two other workers and he were taking down a flagpole when it came into contact with electric power lines, electrocuting all three men.[3]

In 1944, Messick joined the US Army, performing for troops as a part of the Special Services[3] for 20 months.[2] Messick's first big break came when he was hired by the Mutual Broadcasting radio station in Los Angeles, where he played Raggedy Andy and Farmer Seedling on the radio series The Raggedy Ann Show.[5]

At MGM, Tex Avery was producing the Droopy cartoons. The regular voice actor Bill Thompson was unavailable. Avery hired Messick after Daws Butler, who voiced characters for MGM, suggested him.[2]

Early Hanna Barbera voice work

When William Hanna and Joseph Barbera formed their own animation studio, Hanna-Barbera, in 1957, Messick and Butler became a voice-acting team for the company. Messick and Butler's first collaboration was Ruff and Reddy. Messick was Ruff the cat and the Droopy-sounding Professor Gizmo, while Butler played the dog, Reddy. Messick also narrated the show, which had a serialized storyline. From 1958 to 1959, Messick played Tadpole in the animated television series, Spunky and Tadpole, produced by Beverly Hills Productions.

From 1957 to 1965, Butler and Messick gave voice to a large number of characters. Always the sidekick, Messick's characters were not headliners. His notable roles in this era were Boo Boo Bear, Ranger Smith, Major Minor, Pixie Mouse, Astro, and Dr. Benton Quest replacing John Stephenson.

He was used primarily for his narration skills, which were heard on many of those cartoons in which Daws Butler starred. In narrating The Huckleberry Hound Show's Yogi Bear cartoons, he played Ranger Smith in something close to his natural voice.

Messick was eventually featured as Ricochet Rabbit in Ricochet Rabbit (1964–65), while Deputy Droop-a-Long was voiced by Mel Blanc. He did the voices of the title character in Precious Pupp and Shag Rugg from Hillbilly Bears, and both segments from The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show. In 1966, Messick took over the roles of Atom Ant and Mr. Peebles of The Magilla Gorilla Show from Howard Morris, who had left Hanna-Barbera.

In outer-space cartoons, Don Messick created noises and sounds for weird space creatures and aliens. His Ranger Smith voice was often heard as various space villains. His narrator voice was given to Vapor Man, Dr. Benton Quest, the Perilous Paper Doll Man, and Multi Man.

Scooby-Doo and later roles

In 1969, he was cast as the cowardly canine title character on Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!. He voiced him through all of the various versions of Scooby-Doo: on television in numerous formats from 1969 until his retirement, including television films, and a number of commercials, as well. In 1970, he voiced Sebastian on Josie and the Pussycats, and reprised the role in its spin-off Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space two years later, as well as voicing the new alien character, Bleep. From 1980 to 1988, he voiced Scooby's nephew, Scrappy-Doo, having taken over the role originated by Lennie Weinrib in 1979; he continued to voice Scooby-Doo when A Pup Named Scooby-Doo came along from 1988 to 1991.

In Hong Kong Phooey, he was the voice of Spot the Cat, a faithful sidekick that was the one who foiled the villain's plans, though he let the clueless title character take the glory. In 1977, he voiced Balin and a few incidental characters in the first animated adaptation of The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.

By the 1970s, the popularity of Yogi Bear led to several spin-off TV series and television movies featuring the character. Messick reprised his roles of Boo-Boo and Ranger Smith from the 1970s until 1994 on Yogi's Gang, Laff-a-Lympics, Yogi's Treasure Hunt, and The New Yogi Bear Show.

He played Papa Smurf on The Smurfs from 1981 to 1989 and Ratchet (the Autobot doctor), Gears, and Constructicon Scavenger on The Transformers. In 1985, new episodes of The Jetsons were produced and Messick returned as Astro, RUDI, Mac, and Uniblab, a pesky robot that worked for Mr. Spacely.

He also starred in the Masters of the Universe Golden Book video as He-Man.[citation needed] In 1985, he voiced Louie and Snichey in The Pound Puppies TV special, in 1988, he had an uncredited role as the Pimp of the Year pageant announcer on I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, and he returned to his role of Benton Quest on The New Adventures of Jonny Quest (1986–1987).

Messick also played a live-action role on the MTM Enterprises sitcom Duck Factory, playing a cartoon voice actor named Wally Wooster. In one episode, frequent collaborator Frank Welker guest-starred as a rival voice artist angling for his job. Don Messick said of his character on the show: "Wally was never quite sure whether he was Wally or Dippy Duck".[5]

From 1990 to 1995, he voiced Hamton J. Pig in Amblin's Tiny Toon Adventures and its spin-offs. Around that time, he also returned as the voice of Droopy for Tom & Jerry Kids and Droopy, Master Detective. On the 1995 Freakazoid! episode "Toby Danger in Doomsday Bet", a spoof of Jonny Quest, he played Dr. Vernon Danger, a parody of Benton Quest.

At a charity speaking engagement in London, shortly before his death, he performed many of his characters, except Scooby-Doo. He claimed that giving up smoking had robbed him of the rasp in the voice that he needed to voice him.


In late September 1996, Messick retired from acting after he suffered a stroke at a recording session at Hanna-Barbera.

On October 12, 1996, he had a "retirement party" at his favorite Chinese restaurant (Joseph Barbera personally sent a limo to Messick and his wife, and the two were chauffeured). Many of his friends and peers during his career who had come to pay tribute to him included Henry Corden, Casey Kasem, Lucille Bliss, Maurice LaMarche, Gregg Berger, Neil Ross, June Foray, Sharon Mack, Greg Burson, Walker Edmiston, Marvin Kaplan, Gary Owens, Howard Morris, Teresa Ganzel, Jean Vander Pyl, and Myrtis Martin Butler (Daws' widow).[6]

Personal life

Messick married Helen McHugh on October 10, 1949, and they remained married until Messick's death on October 24, 1997.[1] Together, they had two children.[1]


Don Messick suffered a second stroke and died on October 24, 1997, in Salinas, California. He was 71 years old.[7][6]


Since Messick's death in 1997, Hadley Kay, Scott Innes,[7] Neil Fanning, and Frank Welker have all voiced the role of Scooby-Doo. In 1998, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island was dedicated to his memory. In 2011, Jonathan Winters (who voiced Grandpa Smurf in the television series) became Messick's successor as the voice of Papa Smurf in The Smurfs and its 2013 sequel. Winters died after finishing his voice work on the latter film. In 2000, Billy West also became one of Messick's successors as the new voice of Muttley in the 2000 Dreamcast video game, the 2017 reboot of Wacky Races,[8] and in the Scooby-Doo! animated film Scoob! which featured archive recordings of Messick for Muttley's laugh and a place named after him called "Messick Mountain".



Year Title Role Notes References
1941–1943 Salisbury, MD [1]
1946 Spotlight Playhouse "Genius From Hoboken"
1946–1947 The Raggedy Ann Show Raggedy Andy
1948 NBC University Theatre Mouse "Alice in Wonderland" (December 25, 1948) [9]
1949 Let George Do It Mark Gumple the Contractor "Out Of Mind"
1965 Horizons West "Down The Missouri To St. Louis"


Year Title Role Notes
1949 The House of Tomorrow Kitchen Narrator Uncredited
1949 Wags To Riches Droopy
1950 The Chump Champ
1956 Millionaire Droopy
1959–1965 Loopy De Loop Hansel / Baby Gorilla / Jack / Cat / Hunter / Watchdog / Bounty Hunter / Farmer / Robin Hood / Farmer's Dog / Quincy / Quincy's Dog / Duke D. Hiss / Scenes unshown
1964 Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! Boo-Boo Bear / Ranger Smith / Mugger
1966 The Man Called Flintstone Doctor / Additional voices
1970 Pufnstuf Freddy the Flute / Googy Gopher / Orson Vulture
1971 The Andromeda Strain Alarm Voice
Diamonds are Forever Announcer at Circus Circus Uncredited
1972 Journey Back to Oz Toto
1973 Charlotte's Web Jeffrey / Lamb / Uncle / Bystanders[10]
1979 Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July Sam Spangles
C.H.O.M.P.S. Dog Snickering in Main Titles / TV Newsman
1980 The Return of the King Théoden / Easterling / The Mouth of Sauron TV movie
1982 The Flight of Dragons Giles of the Treetops / Lo Tae Zhao
The Last Unicorn Cat
Case 35 Dinosaur (voice)
1986 The Transformers: The Movie Gears / Scavenger / Ratchet Scenes deleted
1990 Jetsons: The Movie Astro
1992 Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Summer Vacation Hamton J. Pig / Radio Announcer Voice, Direct-to-video film
1992 Tom and Jerry: The Movie Droopy
2020 Scoob! Muttley, Spooky Space Kook Posthumous release, Archival recordings


Year Title Role Notes
1949–1950 Buffalo Billy Additional voices
1951 The Aventures of Mr. Patches Mr. Patches
1952 Time For Beany Narrator
1953 Thunderbolt and Wondercolt Additional voices
1954 The Willy The Wolf Show
1957–1960 The Ruff and Reddy Show Ruff / Professor Gizmo / Ubble Ubble / Additional voices First work for Hanna-Barbera
1958–1959 The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole Tadpole First and Second Season
1958–1962 The Huckleberry Hound Show Pixie / Boo-Boo Bear / Ranger Smith / Narrator / Ding-a-Ling Wolf
1959–1965 Different TV Shorts Additional voices
1959–1962 The Quick Draw McGraw Show Narrator / Horse-Face Harry / Sheriff / Additional voices
1959–1961 Manty's Funday Funnies Additional voices
1960–1966 The Flintstones Bamm-Bamm Rubble / Hoppy / Arnold / Newsboy / Additional voices Seasons 2–6 (1961–1966)
1961–1962 The Yogi Bear Show Boo-Boo Bear / Ranger Smith / Major Minor / Narrator / The Narrator / Additional voices
Top Cat Beau / Prowler / Dr. Dawson
The Alvin Show Additional voices
1962 Beany and Cecil Crowy 1–2 episodes
The New Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Series Mr. Twiddle
1962–1963 The Jetsons Astro / U.N.I.B.L.A.B. / M.A.C. / Additional voices
Wally Gator Mr. Twiddle
1964–1966 The Magilla Gorilla Show Mr. Peebles (1965–1966) / Additional voices Replaced Howard Morris as Mr. Peebles (1965–1966)
Peter Potamus So-So / Additional voices
1964 The Gumby Show Henry / Rodgy / Additional voices Dragon Witch, Treasure for Henry and Who's What
1964–1965 Jonny Quest Dr. Benton Quest / Bandit replaced John Stephenson as Dr. Benton Quest after episode 9
1964 The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo Additional voices
1964–1966 Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-Long Ricochet Rabbit / Additional voices
1965 The Secret Squirrel Show Additional voices
1965–1967 The Atom Ant Show Atom Ant / Precious Pupp / Shag Rugg / Additional voices Replaced Howard Morris as Atom Ant
1965 The New Alice in Wonderland Dormouse / Fluff TV movie
1965–1970 DoDo, The Kid from Outer Space Professor Fingers
1966–1967 The Laurel and Hardy Cartoon Show Additional voices
1966–1968 Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles Multi-Man / Perilous Paper Doll Man / The Bubbler / Curly / Jesse James / Alexander the Great / Fero, The Fiendish Fiddler / Satanic Surfer / Terrible Twister / Ackbar / Martian / Anxious Angler / Crafty Clutcher / Bizarre Batter / Additional voices
1966–1968 Space Ghost Blip / Zorak / Sisto / Bronty
1966 The Space Kidettes Countdown / Pup Star
1967 Birdman and the Galaxy Trio Falcon 7 / Vapor Man / Vultro / Additional voices
The Herculoids Gloop / Gleep
Jack and the Beanstalk Cat / Mice TV movie (uncredited)
Off to See the Wizard Tin Man
Moby Dick and Mighty Mightor Scooby the Seal
Super President Additional voices
Fantastic Four Kurrgo
Abbott & Costello Additional voices
Shazzan Kaboobie
1967–1968 Samson & Goliath Goliath / Venusian Ice Men / Terrorist Leader / Monarch / Additional voices
1968 The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Priest / Tug "The Magic Shillelah"
La Feet's Defeat Sergeant Deux-Deux Short
1968–1969 The Adventures of Gulliver Eager / Tagg
The Archie Show Jughead Jones, Hot Dog 1 episode
1968–1970 Wacky Races Muttley / Professor Pat Pending / (Dum-Dum) / Little Gruesome / Dragon / Gravel Slag
1969 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour Snorky / Prof. Carter / Aramis
The Archie Comedy Hour Harvey Kinkle / Spencer / Chili Dog
1969–1970 The Perils of Penelope Pitstop Dum-Dum / Pockets / Zippy / Snoozy
The Pink Panther Show Sergeant Deux-Deux "La Feet's Defeat"
Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines Muttley / Klunk / Zilly / Yankee Doodle Pidgeon / Muttley's Girlfriend
1969–1970 Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? Scooby-Doo / Professor / Mr. Wickles / Ebenezer Shark / Mouse / Police Officer / Mr. Bluestone the Great / The Phantom / Hank / Buck Master's / Radio Voice / Indian Witch Doctor / Sharon's Father / Bulldog / John Maxwell / Parrot / Mr. Jenkins / Max / Midget / Mr. Barnstorm / University Professor / Witch / Zeb Perkins / Zeke Perkins / Space Kook / Henry Bascombe / Nephew Norville / Security Guard / Waiter / Policeman / Zombie / Chicks / Bank Guard / Mask Salesman / Professor Ingstrom / Roger Stevens / Mr. Grisby / Additional voices
1969–1971 Cattanooga Cats Hoppy / Smirky "Around the World in 79 Days" segment
1970 Where's Huddles? Fumbles
Christam Is Additional voices TV movie
Doctor Dolittle
1970–1971 Josie and the Pussycats Sebastian / Additional voices
1970–1974 Sabrina the Teenage Witch Harvey Kinkle / Spencer / Chili Dog Uncredited
1971 B.C. – The Shadow Additional voices Short
The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show Schleprock / Weirdly Gruesome / Additional voices
Harlem Globetrotters Additional voices
Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! Hercules / Hippo / Ambassador Of Ptomania / The Ambassador of Ptomania "Gobs of Gabaloons"
1972 The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan Chu Chu the Dog
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home Harry's Accountant "Expectant Papa"
The Flintstone Comedy Hour Schleprock
The Barkleys Additional voices
The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't TV special
1972–1973 The New Scooby-Doo Movies Scooby-Doo / Ngogi / Sheriff / Businessman / Rock Festival Businessman / Captain Moody / Guard / Bridge Operator / Mr. Van Henstone / Slats / Matilda / Matt Hildago / Caley Burgess / Mr. Sawyer / Andrew Terra / Swampy Pete / Lieutenant Pete Dugan / Duke of Strathmore / Haunted Horseman / Cyrus Wheedly / Moat Monster / Sergeant / Professor Flakey / Sebastian / Captain Cannaby / Jack Canna / Ghost / Abdullah / Prince Abin / Clem Duncan / Mr. Franklin / Masked Marvel / Ghostly Strongman / Additional voices
1972 Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space Sebastian / Bleep
1972–1973 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie Pastry Cook / House Agent / Midget / Brack / Gorgeous Cat / The Robot / Killer / Captain Parker / Trumpet / Second Cyclone / Additional voices 6 episodes
1973 Inch High, Private Eye The Professor / The Mummy / Anchor / News Anchor / TV Reporter / Fat Frank / Paperboy "The Mummy's Curse"
The Addams Family Additional voices
B.C.: The First Thanksgiving Peter / Thor / Turkey
Jeannie Additional voices
Yogi's Gang Boo-Boo / Atom Ant / Squiddly Diddly / Touché Turtle / Ranger Smith / The Mayor of Smog City / Temper
1973–1975 Bailey's Comets Gabby, Henry, Ringmaster, The Ringmaster, Coach
1974 Hong Kong Phooey Spot / The Mystery Maverick / Honcho / Additional voices
1974–1975 Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch Scrambles / Officer Fishtail / Fire Chief / The Fire Chief / Ranger
1975 The Tom and Jerry Show Spike / Mumbly / Additional voices Shared the role of Spike with Joe E. Ross
The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow Additional voices TV special
The Tiny Tree
The Oddball Couple
1976 Jabberjaw Jabberjaw /Lamp Salesman / Wizard / The Wizard "Ali Jabber and the Secret Thieves"
The First Easter Rabbit Jonathan / Whiskers TV special
Rudolph's Shiny New Year Papa Bear / Additional voices
1976–1977 The Mumbly Cartoon Show Mumbly / Lt. Nuts / Bolts
Dynomutt, Dog Wonder Scooby-Doo / Lowbrow / Lowbrow's Henchman / Additional voices "Everyone Hyde!" / "What Now, Lowbrow?" / "The Wizard of Ooze"
1976–1978 The Scooby-Doo Show Scooby-Doo / Construction Worker / Pa Skillett / Black Knight / Joe's Co-Worker / M. Dreyfus / Mr. Clive / Ferry Captain / Sheriff / Jim Moss / Racer / Pa Hatfield / Investor / Beach Hermit / Spider / Mario / Ghostly Gondolier / The Ghostly Gondolier / Additional voices 40 episodes
1977 CB Bears Clyde The Ape
The Skatebirds Scooter Penguin
Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey Additional voices TV special
Kaptain Kool and the Kongs Present ABC All-Star Saturday Scooby-Doo TV movie
A Flintstone Christmas Ed the Foreman / Otis TV special
The Hobbit Balin / Goblin / Lord of the Eagles / Troll #3
1977–1978 Fred Flintstone and Friends Various characters
1977–1979 Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics Scooby-Doo, Boo Boo Bear, Mumbly, Pixie, Dastardly Dalton, Mr. Creepley, Junior Creepley, Announcer
1977–1980 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels Additional voices
1978 Challenge of the Super Friends Scarecrow / Additional voices
Dinky Dog Additional voices
Casper's First Christmas Boo Boo TV special
The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour Additional voices
Yogi's Space Race Additional voices
The Flintstones: Little Big League Quarry Worker TV special
Hanna-Barbera's All-Star Comedy Ice Revue Scooby-Doo / Snorky / Jabberjaw
The Fantastic Four J.J. Colossal /Gorgon
1978–1979 Godzilla Godzooky / Additional voices
1978–1983 The All New Popeye Hour Eugene the Jeep
1979 Amigo and Friends Amigo (English dub)
The New Fred and Barney Show Bamm-Bamm Rubble
Scooby Goes Hollywood Scooby-Doo / Additional voices TV special
The Super Globetrotters Time Lord
The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone Igor TV special
ABC Weekend Specials Oscar Horse "The Horse That Played Centerfield'"
Gulliver's Travels TV movie
Jack Frost Snip TV special
1979–1980 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Scooby-Doo / Night Ghoul / Mr. Kimber / Harris / Police Officer / Radio Voice / Conrad / Conjurer / Additional voices
1980 Yogi's First Christmas Boo-Boo Bear / Ranger Smith / Herman the Hermit TV movie
Space Stars Astro / Gloop / Gleep
Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? Humboldt TV special
1980–82 The Flintstone Comedy Show Schleprock
1980 The Flintstones' New Neighbors Bamm-Bamm Rubble / Vulture TV special
The Flintstones: Fred's Final Fling Doctor / Fish #1 / Fish #2 / Parrot / Pigasaurus
1980–1982 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (1980 TV series) Scooby-Doo / Scrappy-Doo / Yabba-Doo / Additional voices
Drak Pack Toad , Fly
The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show Scooby-Doo / Scrappy-Doo
1980–1981 The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang Additional voices
1981 The Kwicky Koala Show Clyde
The Flintstones: Wind-Up Wilma Announcer TV special
1981–1982 Heathcliff Mr. Post
1981–1989 The Smurfs Papa Smurf / Azrael / Dreamy Smurf / Additional voices
1982 My Smurfy Valentine Papa Smurf / Azrael TV special
Pac Preview Party Scooby-Doo / Scrappy-Doo
1982–1984 The Flintstone Funnies Schleprock Reruns of The Flintstone Comedy Show segments
1982–1983 The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour Scooby-Doo / Scrappy-Doo / Yabba-Doo / Additional voices
1982 The Smurfs Springtime Special Papa Smurf / Azrael TV special
Jokebook Additional voices
Spider-Man Vulture
The Smurfs Christmas Special Papa Smurf / Azrael TV special
Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper Pixie / Boo-Boo / Ranger Smith
1983 The Smurfic Games Papa Smurf / Azrael
1983–1984 The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show Scooby-Doo / Scrappy-Doo / Bentley / Hound / Hugh Smallwood / Chairman Lewis / Chameleon / Dada-Doo / Mumsy-Doo / Additional voices
1984 Laugh Busters Papa Smurf
Strong Kids, Safe Kids Papa Smurf / Scooby-Doo / Scrappy-Doo / Ghost / Dino[11] Video Documentary Short
The Duck Factory Wally Wooster First live action role
The Mighty Orbots Commander Rondu / Crunch English dub
1984–1987 The Transformers Ratchet / Scavenger / Gears
1984–1985 The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries Scooby-Doo / Scrappy-Doo / Gilly Stern / Pizza Concession Man / Max / Dada-Doo / Mumsy-Doo / Additional voices
Scary Scooby Funnies Scooby-Doo / Scrappy-Doo
1984 The Get Along Gang Officer Growler / Mr. Hoofnagel / Mayor Bascombe Badger / Additional voices
1985 The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo Scooby-Doo / Scrappy-Doo / Dr. Frankenscoob / Egad / Wacky Wizard / Dada-Doo / Mumsy-Doo / Additional voices
1985–1986 Scooby's Mystery Funhouse Scooby-Doo / Scrappy-Doo
1985 Galtar and the Golden Lance Pandat
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Professor "Lasers in the Light"
The Pound Puppies Louie / Itchy TV movie
1985–1986 Paw Paws PaPooch
1985–1987 The Berenstain Bears Show Snuff the Dog Animated adaptation of the Berenstain Bears children's books.
The Jetsons Astro / R.U.D.I. / U.N.I.B.L.A.B. / Additional voices 1980s revival of the original show
1985–1988 Yogi's Treasure Hunt Boo-Boo Bear / Ranger Smith / Ricochet Rabbit / Touche Turtle / Ruff
1986 Foofur Pepe
Smurfquest Papa Smurf / Azrael TV movie
Here are the Smurfs Papa Smurf
1986–1987 The New Adventures of Jonny Quest Dr. Benton Quest / Bandit
Pound Puppies Red Alert Pup
1987 Popeye and Son Eugene the Jeep
The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones R.U.D.I. TV movie
Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose Boo-Boo / Mumbly
1986–1987 Foofur Pepe
1987 Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers Scooby-Doo / Scrappy-Doo TV movie
Yogi's Great Escape Boo-Boo / Ranger Smith
DuckTales Scrooge's Father "Once Upon a Dime"
Tis The Season to Be Smurfy Papa Smurf / Chitter TV special
1987–1990 The Great Race-a-lot Gonzo Garzoc / Hervert Speed / Harry Leto / Águila menotti/ Monster Eagle Favorite character is gonzo
1987 The Real Ghostbusters Walt Fleischman "Who're You Calling Two-Dimensional?"
1988 Rockin' with Judy Jetson Astro TV movie
Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears Boo-Boo Bear / Ranger Smith
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School Scooby-Doo / Scrappy-Doo
The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound Boo-Boo Bear / Narrator / The Narrator
Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf Scooby-Doo / Scrappy-Doo
Fantastic Max King Klutzes "Stitches in Time"
The New Yogi Bear Show Boo-Boo Bear / Ranger Smith
1988–1991 A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Scooby-Doo / Scooby-Doo's Dad / Jenkins / News Anchor / Additional voices
1989 Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration Scooby-Doo / Droopy / Astro / Boo-Boo Bear / Ranger Smith / Additional voices TV special
Animal Follies Ruff
The 16th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Papa Smurf TV special
1990 Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue TV short
1990–1991 The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda Sancho Panda / Dapple
1990–1992 Wake, Rattle, and Roll Boo-Boo Bear / Pixie / Muttley / Lucky the Cat
1990–1993 Tom and Jerry Kids Droopy / Bat Mouse / Additional voices
1990–1995 Tiny Toon Adventures Hamton J. Pig / Dog / Additional voices
1991 Bobby's World Narrator and Ranger "Bobby's Big Broadcast"
Yo Yogi! Boo-Boo Bear / Muttley / Atom Ant/ Pixie
The Last Halloween Romtu TV special
1992 The Plucky Duck Show Hamton J. Pig
1993 Bonkers The Mayor "The Good, The Bad, and the Kanifky"
1993–1994 Droopy, Master Detective Droopy / Additional voices
Garfield and Friends Additional voices
1993 I Yabba-Dabba Do! Policeman TV movie
Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby Baby Bamm-Bamm Rubble / Lot Security Guard / Tour Bus Driver
Jonny's Golden Quest Dr. Benton C. Quest / Bandit
1994 Yogi the Easter Bear Boo-Boo Bear / Ranger Smith
Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights Scooby-Doo / Boo-Boo Bear
Tiny Toons Spring Break Hamton J. Pig TV special
A Flintstones Christmas Carol Bamm-Bamm Rubble / Joe Rockhead TV movie
Yogi the Easter Bear Boo-Boo Bear / Ranger Smith TV special
The Flintstones: Wacky Inventions Bamm-Bamm Rubble Short
1995 Tiny Toons' Night Ghoulery Hamton J. Pig / TV Executive TV special
2 Stupid Dogs Corporal "Cartoon Canines"
Jonny Quest vs. The Cyber Insects Dr. Benton C. Quest / Bandit TV movie
Freakazoid! Dr. Vernon Danger "Toby Danger in Doomsday Bet"
1996 Burger King Commercial Scooby-Doo Commercial
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Dr. Benton C. Quest Episodes: "The Dark Mountain", "The Mummies of Malenque", "Ndovu's Last Journey"
2010–2013 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Scooby-Doo Laugh Archive Recordings

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1992 King's Quest VI Ali, Gnomes
1995 Scooby-Doo Mystery Scooby-Doo

Theme park attractions

Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera Scooby-Doo/Muttley/Boo-Boo


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  11. ^ "Strong Kids, Safe Kids". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2020-08-01. Dino's usual voice actor isn't listed, but he makes noises and has only one line of dialogue.
Preceded byNone Voice of Bamm-Bamm Rubble 1963–1996 Succeeded byGerry Johnson Preceded byNone Voice of Papa Smurf 1981–1990 Succeeded byBill CapizziMichael Sorich Preceded byNone Voice of Boo Boo Bear 1958–1994 Succeeded byBilly West Preceded byDaws Butler Voice of Ranger Smith 1959–1994 Succeeded byGreg Burson Preceded byNone Voice of Muttley 1968–1991, 2020; Scoob!, archival laugh recordings Succeeded byBilly West Preceded byNone Voice of Scooby-Doo 1969–1996 Succeeded byHadley Kay Preceded byLennie Weinrib Voice of Scrappy-Doo 1980–1988 Succeeded byScott Innes Preceded byNone Voice of Astro 1962–1990 Succeeded byWally Wingert