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Also Known As: Joseph Francis Alaskey Iii Died: February 3, 2016
Born: April 17, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: comedian, actor, voice actor, writer, impressionist

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It was clear from the time he was three years old that voice actor Joe Alaskey was destined to perform impressions. He was barely out of diapers when he began picking up props around the house to assist in his impersonations. Though he would show interests in everything from archeology to the clergy during his youth, by the time Alaskey was ready to join the workforce, he was headed to New York to become an actor. A minor stint voice acting on "Galtar and the Golden Lance" (Syndication, 1985-86) would prove a portent of his life to come. While appearing on live action series like "Out of This World" (Syndication, 1987-1991), Alaskey worked on the stand-up circuit, famously doing impressions of "Looney Tunes" characters as part of his act. One night, he was scouted by none other than "Looney Tunes" creator Fritz Freleng, who personally asked Alaskey to take over voice acting duties following death of Mel Blanc. Alaskey would go on to provide the voice of Plucky Duck on the series "Tiny Toon Adventures" (Fox, 1990-95), and Grandpa Lou Pickles on "Rugrats" (Nickelodeon, 1997-2004), in addition to taking over as the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety Bird, and more on new "Looney Tunes"...

It was clear from the time he was three years old that voice actor Joe Alaskey was destined to perform impressions. He was barely out of diapers when he began picking up props around the house to assist in his impersonations. Though he would show interests in everything from archeology to the clergy during his youth, by the time Alaskey was ready to join the workforce, he was headed to New York to become an actor. A minor stint voice acting on "Galtar and the Golden Lance" (Syndication, 1985-86) would prove a portent of his life to come. While appearing on live action series like "Out of This World" (Syndication, 1987-1991), Alaskey worked on the stand-up circuit, famously doing impressions of "Looney Tunes" characters as part of his act. One night, he was scouted by none other than "Looney Tunes" creator Fritz Freleng, who personally asked Alaskey to take over voice acting duties following death of Mel Blanc. Alaskey would go on to provide the voice of Plucky Duck on the series "Tiny Toon Adventures" (Fox, 1990-95), and Grandpa Lou Pickles on "Rugrats" (Nickelodeon, 1997-2004), in addition to taking over as the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety Bird, and more on new "Looney Tunes" releases like "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" (2003) and "Looney Tunes: Reality Check" (2003). Alaskey died in 2016 at the age of 63.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz (2016) Droopy
2.
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 Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) Sylvester James Pussycat, Sr.
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 Rugrats Go Wild (2003)
9.
 Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (2000) Voice Of Grandpa Lou Pickles
10.
 Tweety's High-Flying Adventure (2000) Voice Of Sylvester; Voice Of Tweety
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1985:
Provided voices for the series "Galtar and the Golden Lance."
1986:
Appeared on an episode of "Night Court."
1987:
Began providing the voices of Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Henry Kissinger, and Geraldo Rivera for the satirical TV series "D.C. Follies."
1987:
Played Beano on the syndicated science fiction comedy series "Out of This World."
1988:
Voice acted the iconic roles of Yosemite Sam and Foghorn Leghorn in the smash hit "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
1990:
Began providing the voice of Plucky Duck on the series "Tiny Toon Adventures" and later on "The Plucky Duck Show."
1990:
Began providing the voices of Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Henry Kissinger, and Geraldo Rivera for the satirical TV series "D.C. Follies."
1994:
Voice acted the role of President Richard Nixon for the movie "Forrest Gump."
1995:
Played both Sylvester and Tweety for the series "The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries,"
1996:
Played Daffy Duck in the opening theme of "The Bugs n' Daffy Show."
1996:
Voice acted the roles of Stinkie and Gorey Narrator on the series "The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper."
1997:
Played Grandpa Lou Pickles on the long running series "Rugrats."
2003:
Played Daffy Duck, Sylvester, and Tweety Bird for a new series of "Looney Tunes" shorts.
2009:
Voice acted the role of Erik the Newscaster in "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto."
2015:
Provided the voice of Droopy for the release "Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest."
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