Joe Alaskey, Voice of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, Dies at 63

Joe Alaskey
Joe Alaskey  Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic

Joe Alaskey, the voice of iconic Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Sylvester and Marvin the Martian, has reportedly passed away at age 63 in Los Angeles.

Alaskey died on Wednesday, February 3, after a battle with cancer, according to television writer and friend Mark Evanier’s blog post.

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The voice actor inherited the roles of the beloved Warner Bros. characters from the legendary impressionist Mel Blanc after his death in 1989.

Joe Alaskey during The World Premiere of “Looney Tunes: Back in Action” at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. SGranitz/WireImage

Beyond Looney Tunes, Alaskey brought life to characters such as Grandpa Lou Pickles in Rugrats and Stinkie in the movie Casper. He also specialized in voice matches for real-life people and supplied the voice for Richard Nixon in the Academy Award–winning film Forrest Gump.

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In 2004, Alaskey won a Daytime Emmy Award for his work on the cartoon show Duck Dodgers.

Other highlights of his career include work on animated TV series and films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper, Hey Arnold! and Extreme Ghostbusters.

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