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Billy Bletcher

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.

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Sep 24, 1894 In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie One Too Many 1916-02-16
Latest Project:
Movie Get a Horse! 2013-11-27
Known For
Poster of Mississippi Hare
Poster of Make Mine Freedom
Poster of Pigs Is Pigs
Poster of The Robber Kitten
Movie Get a Horse! Peg-Leg Pete (archive sound) 2013-11-27
Movie The Chase Mr. Vincent (uncredited) 1966-02-17
Series Get Smart Unknown 1965-09-18
Movie This Is Your Life Donald Duck Pete (voice) 1960-03-11
Series The Bugs Bunny Show 1960-10-11
Movie Sleeping Beauty Goons (voice) 1959-02-17
Movie The Lone Chipmunks Black Pete (voice) 1954-04-07
Movie Canvas Back Duck Peewee Pete (voice) 1953-12-25
Movie Calamity Jane Prospector 1953-11-04
Series The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok Unknown 1951-04-15
Movie The Chump Champ Spike 1950-11-04
Movie Bear Feat Pa Bear 1949-12-10
Movie Pluto's Sweater Dogs 1949-04-29
Movie Mississippi Hare Col. Shuffle 1949-02-26
Movie Bowery Bugs Steve Brody 1949-06-04
Movie Heavenly Puss Devil Dog 1949-07-09
Movie What's Brewin', Bruin? Papa Bear (voice) (uncredited) 1948-02-27
Movie Make Mine Freedom Labor employee (voice) 1948-02-25
Movie Rabbit Punch The Champ 1948-04-10
Movie The Bee-Deviled Bruin Henry Bear (voice) (uncredited) 1948-05-13
Movie Wide Open Spaces Motel proprietor 1947-09-12
Movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Western Character (uncredited) 1947-09-01
Movie Pluto's Blue Note Music Store Proprietor (voice) (uncredited) 1947-12-26
Movie Road to Utopia Bear (uncredited) (voice) 1946-02-27
Movie Deadline at Dawn Waiter 1946-03-21
Movie The Verdict Gravedigger 1946-11-23
Movie Solid Serenade Evil Laugh 1946-08-31
Movie The Mouse Comes to Dinner 1945-05-05
Movie Incendiary Blonde Clown (uncredited) 1945-07-25
Movie Old Sequoia Donald's Boss 1945-12-21
Movie Duck Pimples Detective Hennessey 1945-08-10
Movie Quiet Please! Spike 1945-12-22
Movie Private Snafu vs. Malaria Mike Malaria Mike (voice) (uncredited) 1944-03-15
Movie The Zoot Cat Bit Part 1944-02-26
Movie Little Red Riding Rabbit Wolf 1944-01-04
Movie And the Angels Sing Club Patron (uncredited) 1944-04-25
Movie Casanova Brown Father in Waiting Room (uncredited) 1944-08-23
Movie Gas Gas Cloud (voice) (uncredited) 1944-05-15
Movie Bear Raid Warden Barney Bear 1944-08-08
Movie Lost in a Harem Bobo (voice) (uncredited) 1944-12-01
Movie The Bodyguard Spike / Tom (Voice) 1944-07-22
Movie Yankee Doodle Daffy Sleepy Lagoon (singing voice) 1943-07-03
Movie Who Killed Who? Detective / Ghost (voice) (uncredited) 1943-06-19
Movie Slightly Dangerous Customer (uncredited) 1943-04-01
Movie Best Foot Forward Waxer 1943-10-08
Movie Chatterbox Black Jake 1943-04-27
Movie Der Fuehrer's Face Nazi 1943-01-01
Movie Crazy House Policeman 1943-10-08
Movie Baby Puss Butch (voice) 1943-12-25
Movie True to Life Radio Heavy 1943-12-24
Movie Boss of Rawhide Jed Bones 1943-11-20
Movie Whistling in Brooklyn Announcer (uncredited) 1943-12-01
Movie Joe Smith, American Police Radio Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited) 1942-02-01
Movie Symphony Hour Pete / Sylvester Macaroni 1942-03-20
Movie Donald Gets Drafted Sgt. Pete 1942-05-01
Movie Daffy's Southern Exposure Wolf (voice) (uncredited) 1942-05-01
Movie Meet John Doughboy Short Soldier (voice) (uncredited) 1941-07-05
Movie Timber Pierre (voice) 1941-01-10
Movie Cracked Nuts Parachute Man 1941-07-02
Movie Whistling in the Dark Radio Effects Man (uncredited) 1941-08-08
Movie Dumbo Clown (voice) 1941-10-22
Movie Edison, the Man Reporter 1940-05-10
Movie The Riveter Pegleg Pete 1940-03-15
Movie Buck Benny Rides Again Last Porter 1940-05-31
Movie Boobs in the Woods Music Shop Employee (lifts shade in opening) (uncredited) 1940-05-31
Movie Pluto's Dream House Magic Lamp (voice) (uncredited) 1940-08-30
Movie The Ape Short Mustached Posse Man 1940-09-30
Movie Melody Ranch Scarlet Shadow Radio Actor 1940-09-15
Movie Porky's Movie Mystery Invisible Man 1939-03-10
Movie The Lone Ranger Rides Again The Masked Lone Ranger (voice) 1939-02-25
Movie Seal Skinners Captain (voice) (uncredited) 1939-01-28
Movie Mama's New Hat Captain (voice) (uncredited) 1939-02-10
Movie The Practical Pig Big Bad Wolf (voice) (uncredited) 1939-02-24
Movie Polar Pals I. Killem 1939-06-02
Movie Zorro's Fighting Legion Don Del Oro (voice) 1939-12-16
Movie A Haunting We Will Go Ghost (voice) 1939-08-27
Movie Destry Rides Again Pianist (uncredited) 1939-11-30
Movie The Film Fan Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 1939-12-16
Movie Dancing Co-Ed Radio Man (voice) (uncredited) 1939-09-29
Movie The Autograph Hound Security Guard 1939-09-01
Movie The Captain's Pup Captain (voice) 1938-04-29
Movie Now That Summer Is Gone Father (voice) 1938-05-13
Movie Boy Meets Dog Voice 1938-03-10
Movie A Day at the Beach Captain 1938-06-24
Movie The Lone Ranger Lone Ranger (voice) 1938-02-13
Movie Poultry Pirates Captain 1938-04-15
Movie Hide and Shriek Haunted House Ghouls (voice) 1938-06-18
Movie You're an Education Singing Tibetan / Thief of Baghdad (voice) 1938-11-04
Movie Men with Wings Red Cross Man 1938-07-16
Movie The Winning Ticket The Captain (voice) (uncredited) 1938-10-01
Movie Farmyard Symphony Bull (voice) (uncredited) 1938-10-14
Movie Porky in Wackyland Roaring Goon (voice) (uncredited) 1938-09-24
Movie The Mexicali Kid Stagecoach Driver 1938-09-13
Movie Professor Beware Shoeshine Customer 1938-07-29
Movie Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons Big bad wolf (voice) 1937-05-18
Movie Modern Inventions Robot Butler (voice) (uncredited) 1937-05-29
Movie The Californian Tax Collector 1937-07-18
Movie Porky's Railroad Silver Fish Engineer 1937-08-06
Movie The Worm Turns Dog Catcher 1937-01-02
Movie Pigs Is Pigs Evil Scientist (voice) 1937-01-08
Movie Porky's Road Race Borax Karoff 1937-02-07
Movie Porky's Romance Time Munches On Narrator 1937-04-03
Movie Mickey's Amateurs Clarabelle Cow 1937-04-17
Movie The Lyin' Mouse Lion (voice) 1937-10-15
Movie Egghead Rides Again Boarding Room Clerk / Egghead (voice) (uncredited) 1937-11-29
Movie Donald's Ostrich Bass Singer / Villain on Radio (voice) (uncredited) 1937-12-10
Movie Speaking of the Weather Public Enemy #1 / Judge 1937-09-04
Movie The Case of the Stuttering Pig Lawyer Goodwill 1937-10-30
Movie Lonesome Ghosts Short Ghost 1937-12-24
Movie Double Wedding Wedding Guest 1937-10-15
Movie I Wanna Be a Sailor Papa Parrot 1937-09-25
Movie Playing the Ponies Announcer (uncredited) 1937-10-15
Movie Early to Bed Office Boy 1936-06-05
Movie Rhythm on the Range Buck's Friend 1936-07-01
Movie Dick Whittington's Cat Cook 1936-05-30
Movie I Love to Singa Father (voice) 1936-07-18
Movie Lash of the Penitentes Narrating Missionary 1936-04-12
Movie Satan Met a Lady Father of Sextuplets 1936-07-22
Movie Alpine Antics Bully 1936-03-08
Movie Three Little Wolves Big Bad Wolf (voice) (uncredited) 1936-04-18
Movie An All American Toothache Plumber #1 (uncredited) 1936-01-25
Movie Porky in the North Woods Trapper 1936-12-18
Movie Milk and Money Mr. Viper 1936-12-27
Movie Little Boy Blue Wolf 1936-07-30
Movie The Big Broadcast of 1937 Property Man 1936-10-05
Movie Little Beau Porky Ali-Mode, Commandant 1936-10-14
Movie How to Vote Man on Platform (uncredited) 1936-09-04
Movie New Shoes Boy's Shoes (voice) 1936-09-05
Movie Three Blind Mouseketeers Captain Katt 1936-09-26
Movie The Tin Man The Tin Man (voice) 1935-03-30
Movie The Robber Kitten Dirty Bill 1935-04-12
Movie Who Killed Cock Robin? Judge Oliver Owl (voice) (uncredited) 1935-06-25
Movie Life Begins at Forty Hog Caller 1935-03-22
Movie Mickey's Man Friday Friday 1935-01-19
Movie Man on the Flying Trapeze Timekeeper (uncredited) 1935-08-03
Movie Mickey's Service Station Pete 1935-02-23
Movie The Lost City Gorzo 1935-03-06
Movie I Haven't Got a Hat Beans / Ex (voice) (uncredited) 1935-03-09
Movie The Golden Touch King Midas 1935-03-22
Movie Pluto's Judgement Day Cat Prosecutor 1935-09-27
Movie A Cartoonist's Nightmare Voices 1935-09-21
Movie Alias St. Nick Cat / Santa Claus (voice) (uncredited) 1935-11-16
Movie Coronado Waiter (uncredited) 1935-11-27
Movie Gold Diggers of '49 Beans (voice) (uncredited) 1935-11-02
Movie Billboard Frolics Dave Rub-Em-Off 1935-11-09
Movie The Rainmakers Townsman 1935-10-25
Movie Balloon Land Pincushion Man (voice) 1935-09-30
Movie Two-Fisted Cop 1935-10-03
Movie Twin Triplets Merchant (uncredited) 1935-10-12
Movie Maid in Hollywood Information Clerk (uncredited) 1934-05-19
Movie The First Round-Up Wally's Father 1934-05-04
Movie Goofy Movies Number Two Christopher Columbus (uncredited) 1934-02-24
Movie The Big Bad Wolf Big Bad Wolf (voice) (uncredited) 1934-04-14
Movie Punch Drunks Fight Announcer 1934-07-13
Movie The Dognapper Pete (voice) (uncredited) 1934-11-17
Movie The Old Fashioned Way Tomato Thrower (uncredited) 1934-07-13
Movie Babes in Toyland Chief of Police (uncredited) 1934-12-14
Movie Two-Gun Mickey Pegleg Pete (voice) (uncredited) 1934-12-15
Movie One-Horse Farmers Subway Passenger (uncredited) 1934-08-01
Movie Three Chumps Ahead Second Waiter (uncredited) 1934-07-14
Movie Mickey's Mellerdrammer Horace Horsecollar 1933-03-17
Movie Taxi Barons Host - Jenna's Father 1933-03-31
Movie Me and My Pal Police Dispatcher (voice) (uncredited) 1933-04-22
Movie A Lady's Profession Keyhole McKluskey 1933-03-03
Movie Building a Building 1933-01-07
Movie Diplomaniacs Schmerzenschmerzen (uncredited) 1933-04-28
Movie The Mad Doctor Dr. XXX 1933-01-21
Movie She Done Him Wrong Singing Waiter 1933-02-09
Movie Three Little Pigs Big Bad Wolf (voice) 1933-05-27
Movie Rhapsody in Brew Meyer Schmaltz 1933-09-29
Movie Keg o' My Heart Meyer Schmaltz 1933-11-11
Movie Air Fright Stunt Aviator 1933-12-23
Movie Bedtime Worries Radio Voice 1933-09-08
Movie The Midnight Patrol Radio dispatcher (voice) 1933-08-03
Movie One Track Minds Passenger with Whiskers (uncredited) 1933-05-20
Movie Call Her Sausage Meyer (uncredited) 1933-05-12
Movie The Rummy Taxicab Company Mechanic (uncredited) 1933-06-09
Movie The Tabasco Kid Susie (voice) 1932-01-30
Movie Bridge Wives Radio announcer 1932-02-21
Movie Sneak Easily Police Radio Announcer (uncredited) 1932-12-10
Movie Runt Page Bears Bugs (voice) 1932-04-11
Movie The Dentist Mr. Foliage - Bearded Patient 1932-12-09
Movie Trader Hound Trader Hound / Native King (voice) (uncredited) 1931-04-08
Movie Monkey Business Man in Deck Chair 1931-09-19
Movie Branded Men Half-A-Rod 1931-11-07
Movie The Secret Witness Radio Announcer's Voice 1931-12-31
Movie Loose Ankles Mr. Berry from Logan 1930-02-02
Movie Dancing Sweeties Bud 1930-07-18
Movie Show Girl in Hollywood Sign Man Scraping Names off Doors 1930-04-20
Movie Soup to Nuts Revolutionary (uncredited) 1930-09-28
Movie Top Speed Ipps 1930-08-24
Movie The Karnival Kid Singer 1929-07-30
Movie The Dude Cowboy Shorty O'Day 1926-10-30
Movie That's the Spirit 1924-09-01
Movie Dry and Thirsty Horace Radish 1920-02-15
Movie A Bashful Bigamist Mr. Smith 1920-07-15
Movie A Roman Scandal Stage Director 1919-11-30
Movie One Too Many Unhappy Boarder 1916-02-16
Movie The Battle Royal Grandpa Runt 1916-04-12
Movie The Serenade 1916-03-02
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