Charles Dawson Butler (November 16, 1916 – May 18, 1988), professionally known as Daws Butler, was an American voice actor. He worked mostly for the Hanna-Barbera animation production company and the Walter Lantz cartoon studio. He originated the voices of many familiar Hanna-Barbera characters, including Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey, Auggie Doggie, Loopy De Loop, Wally Gator, Snooper and Blabber, Dixie and Mr. Jinks, Hokey Wolf, Lippy the Lion, Elroy Jetson, Lambsy, Peter Potamus, The Funky Phantom and Hair Bear.[2][3] While at Walter Lantz, he did the voices of Chilly Willy, Smedley, Maxie the Polar Bear, Gooney, and Sam in the Maggie and Sam series.

Daws Butler
Butler in 1976
Born
Charles Dawson Butler

(1916-11-16)November 16, 1916
DiedMay 18, 1988(1988-05-18) (aged 71)
Resting placeHoly Cross Cemetery, Culver City
Other namesDawes Butler
OccupationVoice actor
Years active1935–1988
Notable workHanna-Barbera
Spouse
Myrtis Martin
(m. 1943)
Children4
AwardsInkpot Award (1975)[1]

Early life and career

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Butler was born on November 16, 1916, in Toledo, Ohio, the only child of Charles Allen Butler (1890-1972) and Ruth Butler (1899-1960). The family later moved from Ohio to Oak Park, Illinois, where Butler became interested in impersonating people.[4][5]

In 1935, Butler began performing as an impressionist, entering multiple amateur contests and winning most of them—not with the intention of showing his talent, but as a personal challenge to overcome his shyness. He subsequently won professional engagements at vaudeville theaters.[5]

He then teamed up with fellow performers Jack Lavin and Willard Ovitz, forming the comedy trio The Three Short Waves. They played in theaters, on radio, and in nightclubs, with positive reviews from regional critics and audiences. They dissolved the act in 1941 when Butler joined the U.S. Navy as America entered World War II. He subsequently met his wife-to-be Myrtis at a wartime function near Washington, D.C.[6]

His first voice work for an animated character was in the animated short Short Snorts on Sports (1948), produced by Screen Gems. At the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio, Tex Avery hired Butler to provide the voice of a British wolf on Little Rural Riding Hood (1949) and also to narrate several of his cartoons.[5]

Throughout the late 1940s and mid-1950s, Butler had roles in many Avery-directed cartoons: the Fox in Out-Foxed, the narrator/cat in The Cuckoo Clock, the Cobbler in The Peachy Cobbler, Mr. Theeves and Spike (one line) in Droopy's Double Trouble, Mysto the Magician in Magical Maestro, John the Cab and John the B-29 Bomber in One Cab's Family and Little Johnny Jet, and Charlie in The Legend of Rockabye Point.[5]

Beginning with The Three Little Pups, Butler provided the voice for a nameless wolf that spoke in a Southern accent and whistled all the time (the tune was Henry C. Work's "Kingdom Coming"). The character also appeared in Sheep Wrecked, Billy Boy, and many other cartoons. At MGM, Avery wanted Butler to take on the voice of Droopy, at a time when Bill Thompson was unavailable due to radio engagements. Butler did a few lines, then recommended Don Messick, another actor and Butler's lifelong friend, who was better at imitating Thompson. Messick voiced Droopy in several shorts.[5][7]

In 1949, Butler landed a role in a televised puppet show created by former Warner Bros. Cartoons animation director Bob Clampett called Time for Beany. He was teamed with Stan Freberg, with whom he did all the puppets' voices: Butler voiced Beany Boy and Captain Huffenpuff, and Freberg voiced Cecil and Dishonest John. An entire stable of recurring characters were also seen. The show's writers were Charles Shows and Lloyd Turner, whose dependably funny dialog was still always at the mercy of Butler's and Freberg's ad libs. Time for Beany ran from 1949 to 1954, and won several Emmy Awards.[8]

In 1952, Butler starred in the live-action short Nice Try, Virgil.[9]

He briefly turned his attention to writing and voicing TV commercials. In the 1950s, Freberg asked him to help him write comedy skits for his Capitol Records albums. Their first collaboration, "St. George and the Dragonet" (based on Dragnet), was the first comedy record to sell over a million copies. Freberg was more of a satirist who did song parodies, but the bulk of his dialogue routines were co-written by and co-starred Butler.[10]

Butler teamed again with Freberg and actress June Foray in a CBS radio series, The Stan Freberg Show, which ran from July to October 1957 as a summer replacement for Jack Benny's program. Freberg's box set, Tip of the Freberg (Rhino Entertainment, 1999), chronicles every aspect of Freberg's career except the cartoon voice-over work, and showcases his career with Butler. In Mr. Magoo, the UPA theatrical animated short series for Columbia Pictures, Butler played Magoo's nephew Waldo (also voiced by Jerry Hausner at various times).[10] In Freberg's "Green Chri$tma$" in 1958, a scathing indictment of the over-commercialization of the holiday, Butler soberly hoped instead that we'd remember "whose birthday we're celebrating".

Butler provided the voices of many nameless Walter Lantz Productions' characters for theatrical shorts later seen on the Woody Woodpecker program. His characters included the penguin Chilly Willy and his best friend Smedley, a Southern-speaking dog (the same voice used for Tex Avery's laid-back wolf character and for Hanna-Barbera's Huckleberry Hound).[8]

In 1957, when MGM had closed their animation unit, producers William Hanna and Joseph Barbera quickly formed their own company, and Butler and Don Messick were on hand to provide voices. The first, The Ruff and Reddy Show, with Butler voicing Reddy, set the formula for the rest of the series of cartoons that the two helmed until the mid-1960s. He played the title roles in The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Quick Draw McGraw Show, and The Yogi Bear Show, and portrayed a variety of other characters.[11][8][5]

Characters

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Some of the characters voiced by Butler from 1948 to 1988 included:

Butler voiced most of these characters for decades, in both TV shows and in some commercials. The breakfast cereal mascot Cap'n Crunch became an icon of sorts on Saturday morning TV through many commercials produced by Jay Ward. Butler played Cap'n from the 1960s to the 1980s. He based the voice on that of character actor Charles Butterworth. In 1961, while Mel Blanc was recovering from a road accident, Daws Butler substituted for him to voice Barney Rubble in five episodes of The Flintstones (The Hit Songwriter, Droop-Along Flintstone, Fred Flintstone Woos Again, The Rock Quarry Story, The Little White Lie). Butler had previously voiced the characters of Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble in the 90 second pilot for the series (when it was called The Flagstones).

In 1964, Butler was featured as Huckleberry Hound on a 45rpm record, "Bingo, Ringo", a comedic story combining The Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr and Lorne Greene's hit record "Ringo".

In Wacky Races, Butler provided the voices for a number of the racers, Rock Slag, Big Gruesome, the Red Max, Sgt. Blast, Peter Perfect, and Rufus Ruffcut. He voiced a penguin and a turtle in the movie Mary Poppins, his only known work for Disney. Along with Stan Freberg, Paul Frees and June Foray, Butler also provided voices for children's records featuring recreations of several successful Disney cartoons and films.

Inspirations

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Butler based some of his voices on popular celebrities of the day. Yogi Bear began as an Art Carney impression; Butler had done a similar voice in several of Robert McKimson's films at Warner Brothers, and on Stan Freberg's comedy record "The Honey-Earthers". However, he soon changed Yogi's voice, making it much deeper and more sing-songy.

Hokey Wolf began as an impression of Phil Silvers, and Snagglepuss as Bert Lahr. When Snagglepuss began appearing in commercials for Kellogg's Cocoa Krispies in 1961, Lahr threatened to sue Butler for "stealing" his voice. As part of the settlement, the disclaimer "Snagglepuss voice by Daws Butler" was required to appear on each commercial, making him the only voice actor ever to receive credit in an animated TV commercial. Huckleberry Hound was inspired by a North Carolina neighbor of Butler's wife's family; he previously used the voice for Tex Avery's laid-back wolf and Walter Lantz's Smedley.

Later life

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In the 1970s, Butler was the voice of "Hair Bear" on Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! and a few characters in minor cartoons such as C.B. Bears. On Laff-a-Lympics, he was virtually the entire "Yogi Yahooey" team. He also played the title character in The Funky Phantom, and Louie and Pug on The Pink Panther Show. In 1977, he guest-starred as Captain Numo and his lackey Schultz on the What's New, Mr. Magoo? episode "Secret Agent Magoo".

Butler remained somewhat low-key in the 1970s and 1980s until a revival of The Jetsons and Hanna-Barbera's crossover series Yogi's Treasure Hunt, both in 1985. Also in 1983, he voiced the title character Wacky WallWalker in Deck the Halls with Wacky Walls.

In 1975, Butler began an acting workshop which spawned such talents as Nancy Cartwright, Corey Burton, Joe Bevilacqua, Bill Farmer, Pat Parris, Tony Pope, Linda Gary, Bob Bergen, Greg Berg,[13] Greg Burson, Mona Marshall, Brian Cummings,[14] Sherry Lynn, Joey Camen, Keith Scott, Sonny Melendrez, Charles Howerton, Hal Rayle, and writer Earl Kress.

In the year of his death, The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound was released, featuring most of his early characters.

Personal life

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Daws met and married Myrtis Martin in 1943 while he was in the United States Navy during World War II.[15][16] They had four sons, David, Don, Paul and Charles, and remained married until his death in 1988.[17]

Death

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Butler died of a heart attack on May 18, 1988, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at age 71. A few months before he died, he contracted pneumonia, and had suffered a stroke a few months before that.[11][16] The television special Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration was dedicated to him. Many of his roles were assumed by Greg Burson, whom Butler personally trained until his death.[18]

Myrtis Mayfield Martin Butler (born January 13, 1917, Stanly County, North Carolina) died on November 15, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 101. She was buried next to Daws in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City.[19]

Legacy

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Butler trained many voice actors, including Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson), Corey Burton (the voice of Count Dooku in several animated Star Wars series, as well as Dale in Chip 'n' Dale),[20] Bill Farmer (the current voice of Goofy, Pluto, and Horace Horsecollar), Bob Bergen (the voice of Porky Pig), Joe Bevilacqua (whom Butler personally taught how to do all his characters), Greg Burson (the voice of Yogi Bear and Bugs Bunny), and Mona Marshall (the voice of various characters in South Park). Butler's voice and scripts were a frequent part of Bevilacqua's now-defunct XM show.[21]

Bevilacqua also wrote Butler's official biography, published by Bear Manor Media.[22] A new book of cartoon scripts written by Butler and Joe Bevilacqua, Uncle Dunkle and Donnie: Fractured Fables, was scheduled for publication in the fall of 2009. A four-volume, 4½-hour audio set of Uncle Dunkle and Donnie was to be simultaneously released, with Bevilacqua performing all 97 characters in 35 stories. Butler also trained Hal Rayle, who ultimately determined that his best-known character of Doyle Cleverlobe from Galaxy High School should sound like "Elroy Jetson after he finished puberty".[23]

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  • The video Daws Butler: Voice Magician is a 1987 documentary of Butler's career, from his pre-MGM days through his teaming with Freberg in 1949 and teaming with Don Messick in 1957. It was originally seen as a PBS pledge-drive special.
  • Former Butler protégé Joe Bevilacqua hosted a radio series on XM Satellite Radio's Sonic Theater Channel called The Comedy-O-Rama Hour. It had a regular segment, What the Butler Wrote: Scenes from the Daws Butler Workshop, with rare scripts of Butler's performed by his students (including Nancy Cartwright) and rare recordings of Butler himself. Bevilacqua has also co-authored (with Ben Ohmart) the authorized biography book Daws Butler, Characters Actor, and edited the book Scenes for Actors and Voices written by Butler, both published by Bear Manor Media.
  • Butler was a contestant on Groucho Marx's quiz show You Bet Your Life in 1960. The studio audience did not recognize him until he began speaking like Huckleberry Hound. He and his partner Marie Gómez split the top prize of $10,000.[24]
  • In 1985, Butler was interviewed about his career on Dr. Demento's radio show.

Filmography

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Animated films and theatrical shorts

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Year Title Roles Notes
1948 Short Snorts on Sports Screen Gems (Columbia) Theatrical short
1949 Little Rural Riding Hood City Wolf / Telegram Boy[25] MGM Theatrical short
Out-Foxed Fox / Kennel Master[25] Droopy Theatrical short
The Sailor and the Seagull Seagull / Bartender / Boss on phone / Insurance Notary[25] UPA Theatrical short
1950 Punchy de Leon Crow UPA Theatrical short
Albert in Blunderland
(a.k.a. To Be an Ant)
Albert / Movie Narrator / Guard MGM Theatrical short
The Chump Champ Spike / Master of Ceremonies / Fortune Teller / Queen of Sports[25] Droopy Theatrical short
The Peachy Cobbler Narrator / The Cobbler[25] MGM Theatrical short
The Cuckoo Clock Narrator (The Cat)[25] MGM Theatrical short
1951 Jerry and the Goldfish Chef Francois Tom and Jerry Theatrical short
Droopy's Double Trouble Mr. Theeves / Spike (one line)[25] Droopy Theatrical short
1952 Gift Wrapped Narrator Sylvester and Tweety Theatrical short
Magical Maestro Mysto the Magician[25] MGM Theatrical short
One Cab's Family John the Cab / Doctor[25] MGM Theatrical short
A Case for Hypnosis Doctor Twiddle
1953 Little Johnny Jet John the Bomber[25] MGM Theatrical short
The T.V. of Tomorrow Gambler[25] Theatrical short
The Three Little Pups Wolf / Narrator[25] Droopy Theatrical short
1954 Crazy Mixed-Up Pup Samuel / The Dog/Milkman Theatrical short
Billy Boy Wolf MGM Theatrical short
Under the Counter Spy Hammerer Woody Woodpecker Theatrical short
Pet Peeve George Tom and Jerry Theatrical short
Convict Concerto Police Officer Woody Woodpecker Theatrical short
I'm Cold Smedley Chilly Willy Theatrical short
1955 Pecos Pest Announcer Tom and Jerry Theatrical short
Deputy Droopy Sheriff / Droopy / Tall Robber (ending lines) Droopy Theatrical short
Hot and Cold Penguin Smedley Chilly Willy Theatrical short
Heir-Conditioned Cat Sylvester and Tweety Theatrical short
The Tree Medic Tree Surgeon Walter Lantz Theatrical short
Sh-h-h-h-h-h Mr. Twiddle / Doctor / Hotel Manager Walter Lantz Theatrical short
Pup on a Picnic Spike Tom and Jerry Theatrical short
Smarty Cat Butch Tom and Jerry Theatrical short
1956 Down Beat Bear Radio Announcer Tom and Jerry Theatrical short
Barbary Coast Bunny Nasty Canasta Looney Tunes Theatrical short
Wideo Wabbit Bugs Bunny imitating Groucho Marx / Bugs Bunny imitating Ed Norton Merrie Melodies Theatrical short
Yankee Dood It Shoemaker Looney Tunes Theatrical short
Rocket-Bye Baby Narrator /Joe Wilbur / Capt. Schmideo / Lecturer Merrie Melodies Theatrical short
Barbecue Brawl Spike Tom and Jerry Theatrical short
Stupor Duck Narrator / Newspaper Editor / Mountain Climber #2 Daffy Duck Theatrical short
Magoo's Puddle Jumper Waldo Mr. Magoo Theatrical short
After the Ball Lumberjack Bear Woody Woodpecker short
Woody Meets Davy Crewcut Davy Crewcut Woody Woodpecker short
The Ostrich Egg and I Sam Walter Lantz short
Operation Cold Feet Smedley Chilly Willy short
Hold That Rock Smedley Chilly Willy short
Half-Fare Hare Ralph Kramden / Ed Norton Bugs Bunny short
The Honey-Mousers Ralph Krumden / Ned Morton Looney Tunes short
Raw! Raw! Rooster! Rhode Island Red Looney Tunes short
1957 Tops with Pops Spike Tom and Jerry Theatrical short
Tom's Photo Finish George / Spike Tom and Jerry short
Give and Tyke Spike / Stray Dog / Dog Catcher Spike and Tyke short
Scat Cats Spike / George / Lightning/Meathead Spike and Tyke short
Blackboard Jumble Wolf / Teacher Droopy short
Drafty, Isn't? Narrator / Ralph Phillips
Mucho Mouse Tom / Jerry / Lightning Tom and Jerry short
Go Fly a Kit Counter Man Looney Tunes short
International Woodpecker George Washington Woody Woodpecker short
The Unbearable Salesman Bear Woody Woodpecker short
Cheese It, the Cat! Ralph Krumden / Ned Morton Looney Tunes short
Fodder and Son Windy and Breezy Walter Lantz short
1958 Mutts About Racing Announcer Droopy short
Sheep Wrecked Wolf Droopy short
Everglade Raid Al I. Gator Woody Woodpecker short
Watch the Birdie Birdwatcher Woody Woodpecker short
Tree's a Crowd Colonel Munch Woody Woodpecker short
A Bird in a Bonnet Sewer Worker Looney Tunes short
A Chilly Reception Smedley Chilly Willy short
Polar Pests Clyde Chilly Willy short
Little TeleVillain Smedley / Mr. Stoop / Car Salesman Chilly Willy short
A Waggily Tale Junior / Elvis / Dad / Johnny / Melvin Looney Tunes short
1959 Truant Student Windy / Breezy / Truant Officer Willoughby Walter Lantz short
The Alphabet Conspiracy Jabberwock TV movie
1001 Arabian Nights Omar the Rugmaker UPA's first animated feature film
Robinson Gruesome Narrator / Robinson Gruesome / Ape Walter Lantz short
Trick or Tweet Sam Sylvester and Tweety short
Yukon Have It Smedley / Caribou Lou Chilly Willy short
Merry Minstrel Magoo Waldo / Dentist UPA short
Here Today, Gone Tamale Mice Looney Tunes short
Romp in a Swamp Al I. Gator Woody Woodpecker short
1959–1964 Loopy De Loop Loopy De Loop / additional voices 48 Theatrical shorts
1960 Mice Follies Ralph Crumden / Ned Morton Looney Tunes short
Mouse and Garden Sam the Cat Looney Tunes short
Southern Fried Hospitality Narrator / Gabby Gator Walter Lantz short
1964 Hey There, It's Yogi Bear Yogi Bear / Airplane Pilot / Ranger Tom / Twippo Hanna-Barbera's first animated feature film
Mary Poppins Turtle / Penguin His only work for Disney
1965 The Beary Family Charlie Beary / Junior Beary "Guess Who?" short
1970 The Phantom Tollbooth Whether Man / Senses Taker / The Terrible Trivium / The Gelatinous Giant Animated feature film
1974-1975 The Dogfather Louie / Pug (first episode only) Theatrical cartoon series
1980 Yogi's First Christmas Yogi Bear / Snagglepuss / Huckleberry Hound / Augie Doggie Animated TV movie
1987 Yogi's Great Escape Yogi Bear / Quick Draw McGraw / Wally Gator / Snagglepuss Animated TV movie
The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones Elroy Jetson / Henry Orbit / Cogswell Animated TV movie
Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw/ Snagglepuss / Augie Doggie Animated TV movie
1988 The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound Huckleberry Hound / Yogi Bear / Quick Draw McGraw / Snagglepuss / Hokey Wolf / Baba Looey / Peter Potamus Animated TV movie
Rockin' with Judy Jetson Elroy Jetson Animated TV movie; posthumously released
Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears Yogi Bear Animated TV movie; posthumously released (final role)

Television

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Year Title Roles Notes
1949–1954 Time for Beany Beany Boy / Captain Huffenpuff His television debut
1957–1960, 1962–1964 The Ruff and Reddy Show Reddy / Pinky / Olaf / Scary Harry / Safari / Killer / various
1958–1961 The Huckleberry Hound Show Huckleberry Hound / Yogi Bear / Dixie / Mr. Jinks / Hokey Wolf / various
1958–1961 Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks Dixie / Mr. Jinks / additional voices
1959–1960 Rocky and His Friends Various Fairy Tale characters
1959–1961 The Quick Draw McGraw Show Quick Draw McGraw / Baba Looey / Snuffles / various
1959–1961 Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy Augie Doggie / Snagglepuss / various
1959–1961 Snooper and Blabber Super Snooper / Blabber Mouse / various
1960 The Bugs Bunny Show Various characters
1960–1961 Hokey Wolf Hokey Wolf
1960-1966 The Flintstones Barney Rubble / Yogi Bear / additional voices Note: He appeared in 24 episodes and he played Barney Rubble in six of those episodes and Yogi Bear in another episode.
1961–1962 The Yogi Bear Show Yogi Bear / Snagglepuss / Fibber Fox / Alfy Gator / Hokey Wolf / Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw / Augie Doggie / Super Snooper / Blabber Mouse / Baba Looey / Dixie / Mr. Jinks / additional voices
1961–1962 Snagglepuss Snagglepuss
1961–1962 Yakky Doodle Fibber Fox / The Cat / Alfy Gator
1961 Top Cat A.T. Jazz (All That Jazz) Episode: "All That Jazz"
1961 The Bullwinkle Show Aesop Jr. / Additional voices (voice, uncredited)
1962 Wally Gator Wally Gator / additional voices
1962 Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har Har Lippy the Lion / additional voices
1962/1985–1987 The Jetsons Elroy Jetson / Cogswell Coggs / Henry Orbit
1964 The Woody Woodpecker Show Chilly Willy / Andy Panda / Smedley
1964 Jonny Quest Maharaja / Corbin / Gunderson
1964–1965 The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo various voices
1964–1966 The Peter Potamus Show Peter Potamus
1964–1966 Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey Yahooey
1966 Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid like You Doing in a Place like This? The King of Hearts / The March Hare / Sportscaster TV special
1966–1967 The Space Kidettes Captain Skyhook
1967 George of the Jungle "Tiger" Titheridge / Additional Voices
1967–1968 Off to See the Wizard Scarecrow / Tin Man / Wizard of Oz
1968 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour Various Characters
1968–1969 Wacky Races Rock Slag / Big Gruesome / Red Max / Sergeant Blast / Peter Perfect / Rufus Ruffcut
1968–1969 The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Various voices
1969 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour Bingo
1969–1971 Cattanooga Cats Lambsy / Crumden
1970 Harlem Globetrotters Uncredited
1971 The Cat in the Hat Karlos K. Krinklebein Animated TV special
1971 The Funky Phantom Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore/Fingers
1971 Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! Hair Bear / Bumbo the Elephant / Bananas the Gorilla / Furface the Lion / Film director
1972 The New Scooby-Doo Movies Larry Fine / Curly Joe / Various Characters
1972 A Christmas Story Gumdrop TV special
1972 The Roman Holidays Brutus the Lion
1972 Yogi's Ark Lark Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw / Snagglepuss / Wally Gator / Peter Potamus / Augie Doggie / Lippy the Lion / Dixie / Baba Looey / Lambsy / Top Cat TV special
1972 The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park Bingo / Frog / Octopus TV special
1972 The Adventures of Robin Hoodnik Scrounger / Richard TV special
1972 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home various voices
1972–1978 Sesame Street Warning Cartoon Man / J Train Commentator / various voices 7 episodes
1973 Yogi's Gang Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw / Snagglepuss / Wally Gator / Peter Potamus / Augie Doggie / Hokey Wolf / Lippy the Lion / Baba Looey / Tantrum
1974 Hong Kong Phooey Blubber / Stick / Big Duke episode: Comedy Cowboys
1976 The Sylvester & Tweety Show Various Characters
1976 Aesop & Son Additional Voices
1977 CB Bears Hustle / Stick / Duke
1977 Laff-A-Lympics Yogi Bear / Augie Doggie / Blabber / Dirty Dalton / Dixie / Hokey Wolf / Huckleberry Hound / Mr. Jinks / Quick Draw McGraw / Snagglepuss / Super Snooper / Wally Gator
1977 Fred Flintstone and Friends
1978 The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour TV special
1978 Yogi's Space Race Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound /Quick Draw McGraw
1978 Galaxy Goof-Ups Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound
1978 The All New Popeye Hour Wimpy
1978 Hanna-Barbera's All-Star Comedy Ice Revue Yogi Bear / Hair Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Snagglepuss / Quick Draw McGraw / Bingo TV special
1979 The Hanna-Barbera Hall of Fame: Yabba Dabba Doo II Himself – Various Character Voices TV special
1979 Casper's First Christmas Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw / Snagglepuss / Augie Doggie TV special
1982 Woody Woodpecker and His Friends Various Voices
Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Snagglepuss / Quick Draw McGraw / Mr. Jinks / Hokey Wolf / Augie Doggie / Snooper and Blabber / Dixie / Wally Gator TV special
1985–1988 Yogi's Treasure Hunt Yogi Bear / Snagglepuss / Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw / Augie Doggie / Snooper and Blabber / Baba Looey / Undercover Elephant / Yippee Coyote / Hokey Wolf / Lippy the Lion / Mr. Jinks / Peter Potamus
1986 The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show Various Characters
1986 The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw TV special

Live-action roles

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Year Title Roles Notes
1952 Nice Try, Virgil Virgil Short film written by Larry Clemmons
1960 You Bet Your Life Himself TV Episode
1965 or 1966 Lapwing Unknown Silent workprint
1975 Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze Haebius Corpus Pig grunts; uncredited
1978 Barnaby and Me Barnaby the Koala TV film
2002 8 Mile Woody Woodpecker Screaming
2023 Five Nights at Freddy's The Chef Screaming

References

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  1. ^ Inkpot Award
  2. ^ "Daws Butler (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.
  3. ^ "OBITUARIES : Daws Butler; Voice of Well-Known Cartoon Characters". Los Angeles Times. May 20, 1988.
  4. ^ "The Official Website of Daws Butler- BIOGRAPHY- June 2003". Dawsbutler.com. November 21, 1978. Archived from the original on July 15, 2003. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Daws Butler: A Personal Portrait of my Mentor
  6. ^ Ohmert, Ben; Bevilacqua, Joe (2005). Daws Butler Characters Actor. Albany, GA: BearManor Media. p. 31. ISBN 978-1-59393-015-8.
  7. ^ "Didn't Tex Avery do a lot of the voices in his cartoons?". News From ME. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  8. ^ a b c The Official Daws Butler Website- CARTOONS
  9. ^ Daws Butler on Camera
  10. ^ a b A Conversation with Stan Freberg
  11. ^ a b "Charles 'Daws' Butler, Voice Of Yogi Bear, Many Others", Orlando Sentinel, May 20, 1988.
  12. ^ "OBITUARIES : Daws Butler; Voice of Well-Known Cartoon Characters". Los Angeles Times. May 20, 1988.
  13. ^ Muleythemule.com (March 20, 2012). "MuleyTheMule.com: Greg Berg - An Interview (Part Deux)". MuleyTheMule.com. Retrieved June 13, 2021.
  14. ^ "Brian Cummings : Voice Actor". thebriancummings.net. Retrieved April 19, 2024.
  15. ^ "Daws Butler biography". S9.com. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
  16. ^ a b Folkart, Burt A. "Obituaries: Daws Butler; Voice of Well-Known Cartoon Characters" Los Angeles Times (May 20, 1988)
  17. ^ "Charles Butler, 71, Cartoon Voice". The New York Times. Associated Press. May 21, 1988. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  18. ^ "News From ME – Mark Evanier's blog". www.newsfromme.com. Retrieved July 15, 2020.
  19. ^ "Myrtis Butler obituary". Los Angeles Times. November 17, 2018. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  20. ^ Krome Studios (October 6, 2009). Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes. LucasArts. Scene: Closing credits, 2:30 in, Voice Talent.
  21. ^ "The Comedy-O-Rama Hour". Comedyorama.com. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
  22. ^ Daws Butler – Characters Actor Archived April 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, BearManor Media
  23. ^ "The Galaxy High Website!". Galaxyhigh86.tripod.com. Retrieved September 9, 2010.
  24. ^ "You Bet Your Life #59-36 Groucho does the Bunny Hop; Daws Butler ('Money', May 26, 1960)". YouTube. January 7, 2015.
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Scott, Keith (October 3, 2022). Cartoon Voices of the Golden Age, Vol. 2. BearManor Media.
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Preceded by
None
Voice of Yogi Bear
1958–1988
Succeeded by
Preceded by Voice of Top Cat
1972 film Yogi's Ark Lark
Succeeded by