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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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Born:
Sep 24, 1894 In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
94
First Appeared:
In the movie The Serenade 1916-03-02
Latest Project:
Movie Get a Horse! 2013-11-27
Known For
Filmography
Movie Get a Horse! Peg-Leg Pete (voice) 2013-11-27
Movie Walt Disney Animation Collection: Classic Short Films - Three Little Pigs Big Bad Wolf / Captain Katt (voice) 2009-04-07
Movie Mickey Dog catcher, Pete 1984-05-01
Movie Disney's Halloween Treat Cat Prosecutor (voice) (archive footage) 1982-10-30
Movie Mickey's Golden Jubilee Short Ghost (voice) 1978-01-01
Movie The Chase Mr. Vincent (uncredited) 1966-02-18
Movie Harlow Policeman (uncredited) 1965-06-23
Movie Calamity Jane Prospector (uncredited) 1953-11-04
Movie Two Gun Goofy Pete (voice) (uncredited) 1952-05-16
Movie How to Be a Detective Al Muldoon 1952-12-12
Movie Father Takes the Air Haggarly 1951-06-17
Movie Bear Feat Pa Bear 1949-12-10
Movie The Bee-Deviled Bruin Henry Bear (voice) (uncredited) 1948-05-13
Movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Western Character (uncredited) 1947-09-01
Movie Deadline at Dawn Waiter 1946-03-18
Movie The Verdict Gravedigger 1946-11-23
Movie Road to Utopia Bear (uncredited) (voice) 1945-11-01
Movie Canine Casanova Dogcatcher (voice) (uncredited) 1945-07-27
Movie And the Angels Sing Club Patron (uncredited) 1944-04-25
Movie Maisie Goes to Reno Public Address Announcer (Voice) (Uncredited) 1944-08-15
Movie Trombone Trouble Pegleg Pete (voice) 1944-02-18
Movie Casanova Brown Father in Waiting Room (uncredited) 1944-08-23
Movie Barney Bear's 'Polar Pest' Barney Bear (voice) (uncredited) 1944-12-30
Movie Chatterbox Black Jake 1943-04-27
Movie Slightly Dangerous Customer (uncredited) 1943-04-01
Movie Swing Shift Maisie Workman (Uncredited) 1943-10-01
Movie Boss of Rawhide Jed Bones 1943-11-20
Movie Baby Puss Butch (voice) 1943-12-25
Movie Whistling in Brooklyn Announcer (uncredited) 1943-12-01
Movie Best Foot Forward Waxer 1943-10-08
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 Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood No. 6 1942-10-05
Movie Robot Wrecks Froggy's Father (uncredited) 1941-07-12
Movie Dumbo Clown (voice) 1941-10-22
Movie Pluto's Dream House Magic Lamp (voice) (uncredited) 1940-08-30
Movie Edison, the Man Reporter 1940-05-10
Movie Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip Pete 1940-11-01
Movie The Practical Pig Big Bad Wolf (voice) (uncredited) 1939-02-24
Movie The Lone Stranger and Porky Narrator / Lone Stranger / Villain (voice) 1939-01-06
Movie The Wizard of Oz Mayor / Lollipop Guild Member (uncredited) 1939-08-15
Movie A Haunting We Will Go Ghost (voice) 1939-08-27
Movie Zorro's Fighting Legion Don Del Oro (voice) 1939-12-16
Movie The Lone Ranger Lone Ranger (voice) 1938-02-13
Movie Porky's Phoney Express Porky's boss (voice) 1938-03-18
Movie Professor Beware Shoeshine Customer 1938-07-29
Movie Hide and Shriek Haunted House Ghouls (voice) 1938-06-18
Movie Porky's Romance Time Munches On Narrator 1937-04-03
Movie Porky's Road Race Borax Karoff (voice) (uncredited) 1937-02-07
Movie The Worm Turns Dog Catcher 1937-01-02
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 Double Wedding Wedding Guest 1937-10-15
Movie The Lyin' Mouse Lion - Cat Humming (voice) (uncredited) 1937-10-15
Movie Porky's Building Dirty Diggs (voice) 1937-06-18
Movie Moving Day Pete 1936-06-20
Movie Rhythm on the Range Buck's Friend 1936-07-01
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 Lost City Gorzo 1935-03-06
Movie Who Killed Cock Robin? Judge Oliver Owl (voice) (uncredited) 1935-06-25
Movie Two-Fisted Cop 1935-10-03
Movie Coronado Waiter (uncredited) 1935-11-27
Movie Billboard Frolics Dave Rub-Em-Off 1935-11-09
Movie The Rainmakers Townsman 1935-10-25
Movie Maid in Hollywood Information Clerk (uncredited) 1934-05-19
Movie The Big Bad Wolf Big Bad Wolf (voice) (uncredited) 1934-04-14
Movie Punch Drunks Fight Announcer 1934-07-13
Movie Babes in Toyland Chief of Police (uncredited) 1934-12-14
Movie Three Chumps Ahead Second Waiter (uncredited) 1934-07-14
Movie Two-Gun Mickey Pegleg Pete (voice) (uncredited) 1934-12-15
Movie One-Horse Farmers Subway Passenger (uncredited) 1934-08-01
Movie Diplomaniacs Schmerzenschmerzen (uncredited) 1933-04-28
Movie Me and My Pal Police Dispatcher (voice) (uncredited) 1933-04-22
Movie One Track Minds Passenger with Whiskers (uncredited) 1933-05-20
Movie Three Little Pigs Big Bad Wolf (voice) 1933-05-27
Movie Rhapsody in Brew Meyer Schmaltz 1933-09-29
Movie The Midnight Patrol Radio dispatcher (voice) 1933-08-03
Movie A Slip at the Switch Feeny 1932-08-08
Movie Runt Page Bears Bugs (voice) 1932-04-11
Movie The Dentist Mr. Foliage - Bearded Patient 1932-12-09
Movie Sneak Easily Police Radio Announcer (uncredited) 1932-12-10
Movie Branded Men Half-A-Rod 1931-11-07
Movie Show Girl in Hollywood Sign Man Scraping Names off Doors 1930-04-20
Movie Loose Ankles Mr. Berry from Logan 1930-02-02
Movie Dancing Sweeties Bud (uncredited) 1930-07-18
Movie Soup to Nuts Revolutionary (uncredited) 1930-09-28
Movie Top Speed Ipps 1930-08-24
Movie Billy Jim Jimmy 1922-01-29
Movie The Serenade Schmitte 1916-03-02
Movie The Battle Royal Grandpa Runt 1916-04-12