Advanced Search. Mel Blanc, who acted the voice of Bugs Bunny and over four hundred other characters, appeared in three thousand cartoons and animated film shorts. During his years in Hollywood, he had hit recordings on Capitol Records, performed on radio and television network programs, and had his own radio show. When he was six years old, the family moved to southwest Portland, where he attended Shattuck and Commerce grammar schools and Lincoln High School.
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Melvin Jerome " Mel " Blanc May 30, — July 10, was an American voice actor, comedian, radio personality, and recording artist. Although he began his over-sixty-year career performing in radio, he is best remembered for his work with Warner Bros. Blanc was born in San Francisco to Russian-Jewish parents in As a kid, he grew up in Portland, Oregon. While growing up, he had a thing for voices and dialect which he started to voice at the age of ten. At sixteen, he claimed that he changed the spelling of his name from "Blank" to "Blanc", because a teacher told him that he would amount to nothing and be like his name, a "blank". Blanc is known to have some musical knowledge. After graduating from high school in , he split his time between leading an orchestra, becoming the youngest conductor in the country at the age of nineteen, and performing shtick in vaudeville shows around Washington, Oregon, and northern California. His voice acting career with Warner Bros.
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