Voice Actor of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck Joe Alaskey Dies.



Voice actor of multiple Looney Toons characters died february 3 at age 63 from cancer. He not only voiced over the lines of Bugs and Daffy but also Tweety Bird,  Sylvester the Cat and other prolific Looney Tunes characters, reports Variety.

“A New York native, Alaskey was known as an incredibly gifted mimic, and he brought his love of performing from live acting into the world of animation in the 1980s.” States Animation Magazine.  From there on he went on to voice Foghorn Leghorn and Yosemite Sam in Who Framed Roger Rabbit .

He continued on in to take over the roles of Bugs and Daffy in the 1990s replacing Mel Blanc (who voiced over all of the Looney Toon Characters from 1927 to 1989)   During this period he played other popular WB characters like Marvin the Martian, Droopy the Dog and Tiny Toon Adventures’ Plucky Duck. Reports Animation Magazine.

He didn’t Just Limit himself to Looney toons he also worked on The Rugrats and video game franchises such as the Lego  Batman Series. “In 2009, Alaskey published his memoir That’s Still Not All Folks! and more recently penned the fiction titles Frater Dementis, a horror novel, and Queasy Street Volume One, a fantasy short story collection.” states Animation Magazine .

Joe Alasky is a towering name in the animation industry who will not soon be forgotten. His work will hopefully inspire others to follow in his footsteps of voice acting work.