We are saddened with the loss of another great talent.
Emmy award winning voice actor, Joseph Francis ‘Joe’ Alaskey, who famously voiced Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, has succumbed to cancer at the age of 63.
Alaskey, who was considered as a multi-talented impressionist was also the voice of classic characters, such as Elmer Fudd, Tweety, Sylvester The Cat and Marvin The Martian. Alaskey won his 2004 Emmy portraying Daffy Duck in Duck Dodgers.
Fans are amazed by the numerous ways his impressions have entered homes. For the record he has over 120 film, television, and even video game credits under his belt.
In 1997, he took over the role of Grandpa Lou Pickles on Rugrats. On the big screen, he tapped into his presidential side when he voiced President Richard Nixon in the Oscar-winning film, Forrest Gump.
He was also the voice of Dr. Connors in Spider-Man 2 (2004), Dr. Octopus in Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (2007), and recently as the Green Loontern in 2014’s Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.
There was actually more to Alaskey than what people thought about him. Alaskey was more than a voice actor, he was also a published author and illustrator. In 2009, he penned and illustrated his memoir, That’s Still Not All Folks, and recently published a horror novella, Frater Dementis, and a collection of short stories, Queasy Street: Volume One — Eleven Tales of Fantasy.