Don Messick Biography (1926-)

Full name, Donald E. Messick; born September 7, 1926; son of Binford Earl (ahousepainter) and Lena Birch (Hughes) Messick; married Helen Marie McHugh; children: Timothy, Charles. Addresses: Agent--Charles H. Stern Agency, 11725 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2320, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Don Messick once told CTFT that he began his career as a performer at age thirteen, when he developed his own act as a ventriloquist in rural Maryland.*


Famous Works

  • Credits
  • FILM APPEARANCES; VOICE-ACTOR Boo Boo, Ranger Smith, Hey There, It's YogiBear, Columbia, 1964.
  • Bamm Bamm (and others), The Man Called Flintstone, Columbia, 1966.
  • Geoffrey, Charlotte's Web, Paramount, 1973.
  • Gears, The Transformers: The Movie, Deg, 1986.
  • Also appeared as Astro in The Jetsons: The Movie, 1990.
  • TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES; VOICE-ACTOR (And puppeteer) The Buffalo Billy Show, CBS, 1950-51.
  • Ruff, Professor Gizmo, narrator, The Ruff and Reddy Show, NBC, 1957-64.
  • Pixie, Boo Boo Bear, Ranger John Smith, The Huckleberry Hound Show, syndicated, 1958.
  • Tadpole, Spunky and Tadpole, syndicated, 1958.
  • Boo Boo Bear, Ranger John Smith, Yogi Bear, syndicated, 1958.
  • Ruff, Professor Gizmo, narrator, Ruff 'n' Reddy, NBC, 1959.
  • Dino, Bamm Bamm, Hoppy, Arnold, The Flintstones, ABC, 1960-66.
  • The Beany and Cecil Show, syndicated, 1961, then ABC, 1964-66.
  • Astro, The Jetsons, ABC, 1962.
  • Twiddles, Wally Gator, syndicated, 1962.
  • Ricochet Rabbit, The Magilla Gorilla Show, syndicated, 1964.
  • So So, The Peter Potamus Show, syndicated, 1964.
  • Bandit, The Adventures of Johnny Quest, ABC, 1964-65, then CBS, 1967-70,later NBC, 1971-72.
  • Atom Ant, The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show, NBC, 1965-68.
  • Countdown, Pupstar, Space Kiddettes, NBC, 1966-67.
  • Multiman, Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles, CBS, 1966-68.
  • Falcon 7 (a superhero), Vapor Man, Birdman (also known as Birdman and theGalaxy Trio), NBC, 1967-68.
  • Gloop, Gleep, The Herculoids, CBS, 1967-69.
  • Scooby the Seal, Moby Dick and the Mighty Mightor, CBS, 1967-69.
  • Muttley, Ring-A-Ding, Little Gruesome, The Wacky Races, CBS, 1968-70.
  • Shagg Rugg, The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, NBC, 1968-70.
  • Tag (Gary's dog), The Adventures of Gulliver, ABC, 1969-70.
  • Zippy, Pockets, Dum Dum, Snoozy, The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, CBS, 1969-71.
  • Haddy, The Cattanooga Cats, ABC, 1969-71.
  • Muttley, Klunk, Zilly, Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, CBS, 1969-71.
  • Scooby Doo, Scooby Doo, Where Are You?, ABC, 1969-74.
  • Animal voices, Doctor Doolittle, 1970-72.
  • Sebastian, Josie and the Pussycats, CBS, 1970-76.
  • The Barkleys, NBC, 1972-73.
  • Schleprock, The Flintstone Comedy Hour, CBS, 1972-74.
  • Sebastian, Bleep, Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space, CBS, 1972-74.
  • Chu Chu the Dog, The Amazing Chan and The Chan Clan, CBS, 1972-74.
  • Robot, Brack, Lost in Space, ABC, 1973.
  • Bravehart, Inch High, Private Eye, NBC, 1973-74.
  • Boo Boo Bear, Touche Turtle, Squiddly Diddly, Ranger Smith, Atom Ant, Yogi's Gang, ABC, 1973-75.
  • Spot, Hong Kong Phooey, ABC, 1974-76, then NBC, 1978.
  • Scooby Doo, Boo Boo, Pixie, Mumbly, Dalton Brothers, The Scooby Doo/Dynomutt Hour, CBS, 1976.
  • Jabberjaws, ABC, 1977.
  • Hotdog, The Bang-Shang Lalaplooza Show, NBC, 1977-78.
  • Clyde, The C.B. Bears, CBS, 1977-78.
  • Boo Boo Bear, Pixie, Scooby Doo, Creeply Son, Mumbly, Dirty Dalton, Scooby's All Star Laff-A-Lympics, ABC, 1977-78.
  • Scarecrow, The World's Greatest Super Heroes, ABC, 1978-80.
  • Godzuki, Godzilla (also known as The Godzilla Power Hour and The GodzillaSuper 90), NBC, 1978-1981.
  • Bamm Bamm, Dino, The New Fred and Barney Show, NBC, 1979.
  • Scooby Doo, Scrappy Doo, The Scooby Doo and Scrappy Doo Show, ABC, 1979.
  • Snip, Jack Frost, NBC, 1980.
  • Schleprock, Flintstone Family Adventures, NBC, 1980-81.
  • Toad, Fly, The Drak Pak, CBS, 1980-82.
  • Bamm Bamm, Vulture, The Flintstones, NBC, 1981-82.
  • Marmaduke, The Heathcliff and Marmaduke Show, ABC, 1981-82.
  • Azrael the Cat, Papa Smurf, The Smurfs, NBC, 1981-82.
  • The Hobbit, NBC, 1977.
  • Whiskers, The First Easter Rabbit, CBS, 1978.
  • Roman Soldier, Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey, ABC, 1978.
  • Bamm Bamm, Fred and Barney Meet the Thing, NBC, 1979.
  • Azrael, Horse, Papa Smurf, The Smurfs Christmas Special, NBC, 1986.
  • Papa Smurf, 'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy, NBC, 1987.
  • Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue, ABC, CBS, NBC, and various cable networks, 1990.
  • Also appeared as Boo Boo Bear on Casper's First Christmas, 1979; as Boo Boo Bear, Ranger Smith, and Pixie on Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper, 1982; and on Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration, 1989.
  • TELEVISION APPEARANCES; MOVIES; VOICE-ACTORAppeared as Scooby Doo, Scrappy Doo, and Hound on Scooby Doo Meets the Boo Brothers, 1987; as Astro on Rockin' with Judy Jetson, 1988; and as Boo Boo and Ranger Smith on Yogi's Great Escape, 1988.
  • TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC; VOICE-ACTOR Killer, Gorgeous Cat, Captain Parker, Gidget Makes the Wrong Connection, ABC, 1973.
  • Gleep, Gloop, Astro, Space Stars, NBC, 1981-82.
  • OTHER TELEVISION APPEARANCES; VOICE-ACTORAppeared on Jeannie, 1973; on Bailey's Comets, 1973; on The First Christmas Snow, 1975; on The Oddball Couple, 1975; as Godzooky on The All-New Popeye Hour, 1978; on The Funtastic Worldof Hanna-Barbera, 1981; on The Jokebook, 1982; as Azrael, Papa Smurf, and Vulture on My Smurfy Valentine, 1983; on The Wrong-Way Kid, 1983; on The Get Along Gang, 1984; on Mighty Orbots, 1984; on Pink Panther and Sons, 1984; on TheTransformers, 1984; as Wally Wooster and Dippy Duck on The Duck Factory, 1984; on Goltar and the Golden Lance, 1985; on The New Jetsons, 1985; on The PawPaws, 1985; on Yogi's Treasure Hunt, 1985; as Azrael and Papa Smurf on Smurfily Ever After, 1985; as Scooby Doo and Scrappy Doo on Thirteen Ghosts of Scooby Doo, 1985; as Scooby Doo on Scooby Doo's Mystery Funhouse, 1985; as Pepeon Foofur, 1986; on The New Adventures of Johnny Quest, 1987; on Popeye and Son, 1987; as Scooby Doo on A Pup Named Scooby Doo, 1988; and as Hamton J. Pigon Tiny Toon Adventures.
  • WBOC, Salsbury, MD, 1941-43.
  • Raggedy Andy, The Raggedy Ann Show, 1946.

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