Joe Alaskey Dead Bugs Bunny Daffy Duck

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

Joe Alaskey, an actor who provided the voices of some of TV’s best-known animated characters, has died of cancer, our sister site Variety reports. He was 63.

Alaskey voiced Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck in the 2000s. (Mel Blanc provided the original voices.) Alaskey also brought life to Duck Dodgers‘ title character, a role for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 2004.

His many other gigs included voicing Tiny Toon Adventures‘ Plucky Duck, Rugrats‘ Grandpa Pickles and Forrest Gump‘s Richard Nixon.

At the time of his death, Alaskey served as narrator for Investigation Discovery’s Murder Comes to Town. His final episode will be the season finale, airing Monday, March 14 (8/7c).

Press PLAY on the video below to watch Alaskey narrate an episode of Murder Comes to Town.

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  1. DMK says:

    A shame to lose such a talent so young. One of the blessings of voice acting… you can keep doing it for a *very* long time.

  2. Maria says:

    I remember him on the sitcom Out Of This World as Evie’s Uncle. :(

    It starred Donna Pescow, Maureen Flannigan and Steve Burton [Ex-Jason Morgan: General Hospital,]

    • Evan says:

      Thank you! THIS is what I remember him doing the most. Even when he was announced as Mel Blanc’s heir, this sitcom still popped into my head first.

  3. Ruth says:

    RIP Joe Alaskey. May his loved ones, family & friends take comfort in knowing his voice will live on in memory.