Don Messick

Don Messick
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Don Messick in 1972
BornDonald Earle Messick
(1926-09-07)September 7, 1926
Buffalo, New York, US
DiedOctober 24, 1997(1997-10-24) (aged 71)
Salinas, California, US[citation needed]
OccupationVoice actor
Years active1941–1996
Known forOriginal voice of Boo-Boo Bear, Scooby–Doo, Bamm-Bamm Rubble, Papa Smurf (1980s television series), and Ratchet (Transformers)
Notable workHanna-Barbera
Spouse(s)
Helen M. McHugh
(m. 1949)
Children1

Donald Earle Messick (September 7, 1926 – October 24, 1997) was an American voice actor, best known for his performances in Hanna-Barbera cartoons.[1]

His best-remembered vocal creations include Scooby-Doo, Bamm-Bamm Rubble and Hoppy in The Flintstones, Astro in The Jetsons, Muttley in Wacky Races and Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, Boo-Boo Bear and Ranger Smith in The Yogi Bear Show, Sebastian the cat in Josie and the Pussycats; Gears, Ratchet, and Scavenger in The Transformers, Papa Smurf and Azrael in The Smurfs, Hamton J. Pig in Tiny Toon Adventures and Dr. Benton Quest in Jonny Quest.

Early life

Messick was born in Buffalo, New York, the son of Binford Earl Messick, a house painter, and Lena Birch (née Hughes).[1] He was raised by his maternal grandparents on Linden Avenue in the Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, where he received his early training as a performer at the Ramsay Streett School of Acting.[2]

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