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Billy Bletcher

Billy Bletcher

  • Born on
    • September 24th, 1894
  • Died on
    • January 5th, 1979
The diminutive (5 feet 2 inches/1.57 meters) Bletcher appeared on-screen in films and later television from the 1910s to the 1970s, including appearances in several Our Gang and Three Stooges comedies.Bletcher was also famous as a voice actor. Uncharacteristically for someone of his size, his voice was a deep and strong-sounding baritone. He provided the voices of various characters for Disney (Black Pete and the Big Bad Wolf in Three Little Pigs and its spin-offs), MGM (Spike the Bulldog and in some occasions even Tom, in Tom and Jerry), and Warner Bros. (many characters, most notably the Papa Bear of Chuck Jones' The Three Bears after Mel Blanc had performed the role in the initial entry). He appeared opposite Blanc in Little Red Riding Rabbit, where he played another famous wolf. Bletcher's booming voice can also be heard as "Dom Del Oro" the Yacqi Indian god in the 1939 Republic serial, Zorro's Fighting Legion. He also voiced Owl Jolson's disciplinarian violinist father in the 1936 short subject based on the song I Love to Singa and the menacing spider in Bingo Crosbyana. Both he and Mel Blanc did voice acting in the 1944 Private Snafu WWII training film "Gas", where Bletcher plays the villainous Gas Cloud (with Mel Blanc voicing Private Snafu and a cameo of Bugs Bunny) as an opponent of Snafu. Bletcher also played The Captain in Captain and the Kids with MGM cartoons.

Filmography

Acting (81 Credits)

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2013Get a Horse! as Peg-Leg Pete (voice)
1966The Chase as Mr. Vincent (uncredited)
1965Harlow as Policeman (uncredited)
1960Bugs Bunny - Mein Name ist Hase
1953The New Neighbor as Pete
1953Calamity Jane as Prospector (uncredited)
1951A Bear for Punishment as Pa Bear
1949Heavenly Puss as Devil Dog (voice)
1949Mississippi Hare as Col. Shuffle
1949Bowery Bugs as Steve Brody
1948The Truce Hurts as Spike
1948Rabbit Punch as The Champ (voice) (uncredited)
1947The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Western Character (uncredited)
1946Solid Serenade as Evil Laugh (voice)
1946A Knight for a Day as Narrator (voice)
1946The Verdict as Gravedigger
1946Deadline at Dawn as Waiter
1945Quiet Please! as Spike (voice) (uncredited)
1945The Mouse Comes to Dinner
1945Road to Utopia as Bear (uncredited) (voice)
1944The Bodyguard as Spike / Tom (Voice)
1944The Zoot Cat as Bit Part (voice)
1944Little Red Riding Rabbit as Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
1944Casanova Brown as Father in Waiting Room (uncredited)
1944Lost in a Harem as Bobo (voice) (uncredited)
1943Yankee Doodle Daffy as Sleepy Lagoon (singing voice)
1943Baby Puss as Butch (voice)
1943Who Killed Who? as Detective / Ghost (voice) (uncredited)
1943Whistling in Brooklyn as Announcer (uncredited)
1943Slightly Dangerous as Customer (uncredited)
1943Best Foot Forward as Waxer
1942Der Fuehrer's Face as Nazi
1942Dog Trouble as Spike (voice) (uncredited)
1942Donald Gets Drafted as Sgt. Pete
1942The Vanishing Private as Sgt. Pete
1942Sky Trooper as Sgt. Pete
1942Symphony Hour as Pete / Sylvester Macaroni
1941Timber as Pierre (voice)
1941Dumbo as Clown (voice)
1941Whistling in the Dark as Radio Effects Man (uncredited)
1940The Riveter as Pegleg Pete
1940Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip as Pete
1940The Ape as Short Mustached Posse Man
1940Edison, the Man as Reporter
1939The Practical Pig as Big Bad Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
1939The Autograph Hound as Security Guard
1939Officer Duck as Tiny Tom (voice) (uncredited)
1939The Wizard of Oz as Mayor / Lollipop Guild Member (uncredited)
1939Destry Rides Again as Pianist (uncredited)
1938Porky in Wackyland as Roaring Goon (voice) (uncredited)
1938Farmyard Symphony as Bull (voice) (uncredited)
1937Modern Inventions as Robot Butler (voice) (uncredited)
1937Donald's Ostrich as Bass Singer / Villain on Radio (voice) (uncredited)
1937The Worm Turns as Dog Catcher
1937Lonesome Ghosts as Short Ghost
1937Double Wedding as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
1936Three Blind Mouseketeers as Captain Katt
1936I Love to Singa as Father (voice)
1936Moving Day as Pete (voice)
1936Thru the Mirror as Radio (voice)
1936Three Little Wolves as Big Bad Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
1936Satan Met a Lady as Father of Sextuplets (uncredited)
1935The Golden Touch as King Midas
1935The Robber Kitten as Dirty Bill
1935Who Killed Cock Robin? as Judge Oliver Owl (voice) (uncredited)
1935Mickey's Service Station as Pete
1935Pluto's Judgement Day as Cat Prosecutor
1935Man on the Flying Trapeze as Timekeeper (uncredited)
1934The Big Bad Wolf as Big Bad Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
1934Punch Drunks as Fight Announcer
1934March of the Wooden Soldiers as Chief of Police (uncredited)
1934The Old Fashioned Way as Tomato Thrower (uncredited)
1933Three Little Pigs as Big Bad Wolf (voice)
1933Building a Building
1933The Mad Doctor as Dr. XXX
1933Me and My Pal as Police Dispatcher (voice) (uncredited)
1933The Midnight Patrol as Radio dispatcher (voice)
1933She Done Him Wrong as Singing Waiter
1932The Dentist as Mr. Foliage - Bearded Patient
1931Monkey Business as Man in Deck Chair
1927The Patent Leather Kid as Fight Fan

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