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Julie McWhirter
Julie McWhirter
Other namesJulie Dees, Julie McWhirter-Dees
Alma materDepauw University
Occupation(s)Voice actress, impressionist
Years active1970–1993
Notable credit(s)Jeannie as Jeannie Jabberjaw as Bubbles
The Smurfs as Baby Smurf and Sassette
(m. 1977)

Julie McWhirter, also known as Julie Dees and Julie McWhirter-Dees, is a retired American voice actress and impressionist best known for her work as Jeannie in the animated version of Jeannie, Bubbles in Jabberjaw and Baby Smurf and Sassette in The Smurfs.


McWhirter graduated from DePauw University in 1970, with a degree in speech.[1] She studied acting and improvisational comedy under the guidance of Howard Storm and Charles Conrad.[citation needed]

One of her first voice roles was as the title character in Jeannie, alongside Mark Hamill, Bob Hastings and Joe Besser. She also portrayed the character in her multiple appearances in other Hanna-Barbera series. She did the voice of Kanga in Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore, taking over the role from Barbara Luddy. Her voice acting also includes numerous other animated programs, such as Casper and the Angels, Drak Pack, The Smurfs, The Flintstone Kids, and the Ruby-Spears series Thundarr the Barbarian.

McWhirter made her stage debut as Eliza Doolittle in the Lawrence Theatre production of My Fair Lady. She dubbed the singing voice for Blousey Brown in the film Bugsy Malone. The actress was also one of the hosts of the 1977 sketch comedy series Wacko. She portrayed Betty Rubble in The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones TV movie and was the voice of Huckleberry Pie in the 1980s Strawberry Shortcake specials.

She has been married to disc jockey Rick Dees since 1977.[citation needed]


Animated series

Year Title Role Notes
1970 Famous Classic Tales Additional voices Episode: "Tales of Washington Irving"
1972 The Barkleys Terry Barkley 13 episodes
1973–75 Jeannie Jeannie 16 episodes
1973 The New Scooby-Doo Movies Jeannie Episode: "Mystery in Persia"
1974–75 Partridge Family 2200 A.D. Marion Moonglow 16 episodes
1976 Clue Club Additional voices
1976 The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour Queen Hornet 2 episodes
1976 Jabberjaw Bubbles 16 episodes
1977–80 Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels Additional voices 40 episodes
1977 CB Bears Additional voices
1977–78 The Skatebirds Additional voices Woofer & Wimper, Dog Detectives segment
1977–78 Fred Flintstone and Friends Jeannie / Marion 95 episodes
1978 Dynomutt, Dog Wonder Queen Hornet 2 episodes
1978 The Adventures of the Little Prince Little Prince 26 episodes (English dub)
1979 Casper and the Angels Casper 13 episodes
1979–80 The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show Additional voices
1979 Casper's Halloween Special Casper TV special
1979 Casper's First Christmas Casper TV special
1980 The World of Strawberry Shortcake Huckleberry Pie TV special
1980–82 Drak Pack Vampira 16 episodes
1980 The Flintstones' New Neighbors Hidea Frankenstone TV special
1980–81 Thundarr the Barbarian Cinda / Stryia 2 episodes
1980 Super Friends Additional voices
1981 Strawberry Shortcake in Big Apple City Huckleberry Pie / T.N. Honey TV special
1981 The Flintstones: Wind-Up Wilma Hidea Franeknstone TV special
1981–82 Laverne & Shirley in the Army Additional voices
1982 Strawberry Shortcake: Pets on Parade Huckleberry Pie TV special
1982 Stanley, the Ugly Duckling Additional voices TV special
1982 Pandamonium Amanda Panda 13 episodes
1982 The Gary Coleman Show Lydia 2 episodes
1982 Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour Broom Gilda Episode: "Which Witch Is the Witch"
1982–83 Pac-Man Dinky 4 episodes
1982–84 The Little Rascals Alfalfa / Porky / Woim 31 episodes
1983 ABC Weekend Specials Pollywog / Green Lady / Woman Episode: "The Secret World of Og"
1983–85 Alvin and the Chipmunks Additional voices
1983 Saturday Supercade Q*Bertha / Q*Mom / Viper Episode #1.3
1983–90 The Smurfs Baby Smurf / Sassette Smurfling
1984 The Smurfic Games Baby Smurf TV special
1984–85 The Littles Additional voices
1985 The Jetsons Additional voices Episode: "Elroy in Wonderland"
1986 Smurfquest Baby Smurf / Sassette Smurfling TV film
1986–87 The Flintstone Kids Wilma Slaghoople / Tarpit Tommy
1987 The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones Betty Rubble / Jet Rivers / Investor TV film
1987 'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy Baby Smurf / Sassette Smurfling TV special
1991–93 The Pirates of Dark Water Additional voices
1992 Bobby's World Additional voices Episode: "The Play's the Thing"
1993 The Town Santa Forgot Additional voices TV special

Television live-action appearances

Year Title Role Notes
1970 Happy Days Herself 10 episodes
1970 Information Processing Herself Documentary short
1973 The Bobby Darin Show Herself 2 episodes
1976 The Hollywood Squares Herself 5 episodes
1976 The Rich Little Show Herself 12 episodes
1976–78 The Mike Douglas Show Herself: Impressionist 5 episodes
1977 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Ted Knight Herself TV special
1977 The Alan Hamel Show Herself 1 episode
1977 Wacko Herself: Host 10 episodes
1980 Steve Martin: All Commercials... A Steve Martin Special Herself TV special
1981 The Alan Thicke Show Herself 1 episode
1981 The John Davidson Show Herself 1 episode
1984 TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes Herself 1 episode
1988 The New Hollywood Squares Herself 1 episode

Animated film

Year Title Role Notes
1974 The Story of Heidi Neighbor Lady, Peter's Mother English dub
1976 Snooper Goop Live-action/Animated short
1983 Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore Kanga Animated short


  1. ^ "Julie McWhirter '70 is Voice of TV's Jeannie". DePauw University. Archived from the original on January 24, 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016.