Biography

The diminutive (5 feet 2 inches/1.57 meters) Bletcher appeared on-screen in films and later television from the 1910s to the 1970s, including appearances in several Our Gang and Three Stooges comedies.Bletcher was also famous as a voice actor. Uncharacteristically for someone of his size, his voice was a deep and strong-sounding baritone. He provided the voices of various characters for Disney (Black Pete and the Big Bad Wolf in Three Little Pigs and its spin-offs), MGM (Spike the Bulldog and in some occasions even Tom, in Tom and Jerry), and Warner Bros. (many characters, most notably the Papa Bear of Chuck Jones' The Three Bears after Mel Blanc had performed the role in the initial entry). He appeared opposite Blanc in Little Red Riding Rabbit, where he played another famous wolf. Bletcher's booming voice can also be heard as "Dom Del Oro" the Yacqi Indian god in the 1939 Republic serial, Zorro's Fighting Legion. He also voiced Owl Jolson's disciplinarian violinist father in the 1936 short subject based on the song I Love to Singa and the menacing spider in Bingo Crosbyana. Both he and Mel Blanc did voice acting in the 1944 Private Snafu WWII training film "Gas", where Bletcher plays the villainous Gas Cloud (with Mel Blanc voicing Private Snafu and a cameo of Bugs Bunny) as an opponent of Snafu. Bletcher also played The Captain in Captain and the Kids with MGM cartoons.

The diminutive (5 feet 2 inches/1.57 meters) Bletcher appeared on-screen in films and later television from the 1910s to the 1970s, including appearances in several Our Gang and Three Stooges comedies.Bletcher was also famous as a voice actor. Uncharacteristically for someone of his size, his voice was a deep and strong-sounding baritone. He provided the voices of various characters for Disney (Black Pete and the Big Bad Wolf in Three Little Pigs and its spin-offs), MGM (Spike the Bulldog and in some occasions even Tom, in Tom and Jerry), and Warner Bros. (many characters, most notably the Papa Bear of Chuck Jones' The Three Bears after Mel Blanc had performed the role in the initial entry). He appeared opposite Blanc in Little Red Riding Rabbit, where he played another famous wolf. Bletcher's booming voice can also be heard as "Dom Del Oro" the Yacqi Indian god in the 1939 Republic serial, Zorro's Fighting Legion. He also voiced Owl Jolson's disciplinarian violinist father in the 1936 short subject based on the song I Love to Singa and the menacing spider in Bingo Crosbyana. Both he and Mel Blanc did voice acting in the 1944 Private Snafu WWII training film "Gas", where Bletcher plays the villainous Gas Cloud (with Mel Blanc voicing Private Snafu and a cameo of Bugs Bunny) as an opponent of Snafu. Bletcher also played The Captain in Captain and the Kids with MGM cartoons.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 236

Birthday 1894-09-24

Day of Death 1979-01-05

Place of Birth Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

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Also Known As

  • Billie Bletcher
  • William Bletcher
  • Billy Fletcher
  • William Fletcher
  • Sid Smith

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 Get a Horse! as Peg-Leg Pete (archive sound)
2009 Disney Animation Collection Volume 2: Three Little Pigs as Big Bad Wolf / Captain Katt (voice)
2007 Tex Avery's Droopy: The Complete Theatrical Collection as Spike
2006 Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies
2004 Walt Disney's Fables - Vol.5 as Big Bad Wolf / Captain Katt (voice)
2003 Everybody Loves Mickey as Short Ghost
2003 Walt Disney's Fables - Vol.3 as Robot Butler (Modern Inventions)
2001 Walt Disney Treasures: Silly Symphonies
1991 Mickey & Company as Pete (voice)
1987 Here's Goofy! as Narrator (voice)
1978 Mickey's Golden Jubilee as Short Ghost (voice)
1966 The Chase as Mr. Vincent (uncredited)
1965 Get Smart (1 episode)
1965 Harlow as Policeman (uncredited)
1960 The Bugs Bunny Show (78 episodes)
1960 This Is Your Life Donald Duck as Pete (voice)
1959 Dennis, The Menace (1 episode)
1959 Pete Kelly's Blues (1 episode)
1956 Trailblazer Magoo as Various (voice)(uncredited)
1954 The Lone Chipmunks as Black Pete (voice)
1953 Canvas Back Duck as Peewee Pete
1953 Calamity Jane as Prospector
1953 The New Neighbor as Pete
1952 How to Be a Detective as Al Muldoon
1951 A Bear for Punishment as Pa Bear
1951 Father Takes the Air as Haggarly
1951 The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1 episode)
1950 The Chump Champ as Spike
1949 Bear Feat as Pa Bear
1949 Heavenly Puss as Devil Dog
1949 Bowery Bugs as Steve Brody
1949 Mississippi Hare as Col. Shuffle
1948 The Truce Hurts as Butch
1948 The Bee-Deviled Bruin as Henry Bear (voice) (uncredited)
1948 Rabbit Punch as The Champ
1948 What's Brewin', Bruin? as Papa Bear (voice) (uncredited)
1948 Make Mine Freedom as Labor employee (voice)
1948 The Bear and the Bean as Barney Bear (voice)
1947 Pluto's Blue Note as Music Store Proprietor
1947 Wide Open Spaces as Motel proprietor
1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Western Character (uncredited)
1946 The Verdict as Gravedigger
1946 Solid Serenade as Evil Laugh
1945 Quiet Please! as Spike
1945 Old Sequoia as Donald's Boss
1945 Incendiary Blonde as Clown
1945 Duck Pimples as Detective Hennessey
1945 The Mouse Comes to Dinner
1944 Barney Bear's 'Polar Pest' as Barney Bear (voice) (uncredited)
1944 Casanova Brown as Father in Waiting Room (uncredited)
1944 Bear Raid Warden as Barney Bear
1944 The Bodyguard as Spike / Tom (Voice)
1944 Gas as Gas Cloud (voice) (uncredited)
1944 And the Angels Sing as Club Patron (uncredited)
1944 Private Snafu vs. Malaria Mike as Malaria Mike (voice) (uncredited)
1944 The Zoot Cat as Bit Part
1944 Trombone Trouble as Pegleg Pete (voice)
1944 Little Red Riding Rabbit as Wolf
1943 Baby Puss as Butch (voice)
1943 True to Life as Radio Heavy
1943 Whistling in Brooklyn as Announcer (uncredited)
1943 Boss of Rawhide as Jed Bones
1943 The Old Army Game as Sgt. Pete
1943 Crazy House as Policeman
1943 Best Foot Forward as Waxer
1943 The Little Broadcast as Master of Ceremonies (voice) (uncredited)
1943 Yankee Doodle Daffy as Sleepy Lagoon (singing voice)
1943 Who Killed Who? as Detective / Ghost (voice) (uncredited)
1943 Chatterbox as Black Jake
1943 Slightly Dangerous as Customer (uncredited)
1943 Tex Avery's Droopy: The Complete Theatrical Collection (24 episodes) as Spike (Voice)
1943 Der Fuehrer's Face as Nazi
1942 Sky Trooper as Sgt. Pete
1942 Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood No. 6
1942 The Vanishing Private as Sgt. Pete
1942 Donald Gets Drafted as Sgt. Pete
1942 Daffy's Southern Exposure as Wolf (voice) (uncredited)
1942 Symphony Hour as Pete / Sylvester Macaroni
1942 Joe Smith, American as Police Radio Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited)
1941 The Thrifty Pig as Big Bad Wolf
1941 Dumbo as Clown (voice)
1941 Whistling in the Dark as Radio Effects Man (uncredited)
1941 Robot Wrecks as Froggy's Father (uncredited)
1941 Meet John Doughboy as Short Soldier
1941 Cracked Nuts as Parachute Man
1941 Timber as Pierre (voice)
1940 Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip as Pete
1940 The Ape as Short Mustached Posse Man
1940 Melody Ranch as Scarlet Shadow Radio Actor
1940 Pluto's Dream House as Magic Lamp
1940 Buck Benny Rides Again as Last Porter
1940 Edison, the Man as Reporter
1940 The Riveter as Pegleg Pete
1939 The Film Fan as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
1939 Zorro's Fighting Legion as Don Del Oro (voice)
1939 Destry Rides Again as Pianist
1939 Officer Duck as Tiny Tom (voice)
1939 Dancing Co-Ed as Radio Man (voice) (uncredited)
1939 The Autograph Hound as Security Guard
1939 A Haunting We Will Go as Ghost (voice)
1939 Polar Pals as I. Killem
1939 Porky's Movie Mystery as Invisible Man
1939 The Lone Ranger Rides Again as The Masked Lone Ranger (voice)
1939 The Practical Pig as Big Bad Wolf
1939 Mama's New Hat as Captain
1939 Seal Skinners as Captain
1939 The Lone Stranger and Porky as Narrator / Lone Stranger / Villain (voice)
1939 Petunia Natural Park as The Captain (voice) (uncredited)
1938 The Captain's Christmas as The Captain (voice) (uncredited)
1938 You're an Education as Singing Tibetan / Thief of Baghdad (voice)
1938 Farmyard Symphony as bull
1938 The Winning Ticket as The Captain (voice)
1938 Porky in Wackyland as Roaring Goon (voice)
1938 The Mexicali Kid as Stagecoach Driver
1938 Professor Beware as Shoeshine Customer
1938 Men with Wings as Red Cross Man
1938 What a Lion! as Captain (voice) (uncredited)
1938 A Day at the Beach as Captain
1938 Hide and Shriek as Haunted House Ghouls (voice)
1938 Now That Summer Is Gone as Father (voice)
1938 The Captain's Pup as Captain (voice)
1938 Poultry Pirates as Captain
1938 Blue Monday as Captain (voice) (uncredited)
1938 Porky's Phoney Express as Porky's boss (voice)
1938 Boy Meets Dog as Voice
1938 The Captain and the Kids (15 episodes) as Captain
1938 Cleaning House as Captain (voice) (uncredited)
1938 The Lone Ranger as Lone Ranger (voice)
1937 Lonesome Ghosts as Short Ghost
1937 Donald's Ostrich as Villain on Radio as Bass Singer
1937 Egghead Rides Again as Boarding Room Clerk / Egghead (voice) (uncredited)
1937 The Case of the Stuttering Pig as Lawyer Goodwill
1937 The Lyin' Mouse as Lion (voice)
1937 Playing the Ponies as Announcer (uncredited)
1937 I Wanna Be a Sailor as Papa Parrot
1937 Speaking of the Weather as Public Enemy #1 / Judge
1937 Porky's Railroad as Silver Fish Engineer
1937 The Californian as Tax Collector
1937 Porky's Building as Dirty Diggs (voice)
1937 Modern Inventions as Robot Butler
1937 Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons as Big bad wolf (voice)
1937 Porky's Romance as Time Munches On Narrator
1937 Porky's Road Race as Borax Karoff
1937 Pigs Is Pigs as Evil Scientist (voice)
1937 The Worm Turns as Dog Catcher
1936 Milk and Money as Mr. Viper
1936 Porky in the North Woods as Trapper
1936 Little Beau Porky as Ali-Mode, Commandant
1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937 as Property Man
1936 Three Blind Mouseketeers as Captain Katt
1936 New Shoes as Boy's Shoes (voice)
1936 How to Vote as Man on Platform (uncredited)
1936 Little Boy Blue as Wolf
1936 Satan Met a Lady as Father of Sextuplets
1936 I Love to Singa as Father (voice)
1936 Rhythm on the Range as Buck's Friend
1936 Moving Day as Pete
1936 Early to Bed as Office Boy
1936 Dick Whittington's Cat as Cook
1936 Three Little Wolves as Big Bad Wolf
1936 Lash of the Penitentes as Narrating Missionary
1936 Alpine Antics as Bully
1936 An All American Toothache as Plumber #1 (uncredited)
1935 Coronado as Waiter (uncredited)
1935 Alias St. Nick as Cat / Santa Claus (voice) (uncredited)
1935 Billboard Frolics as Dave Rub-Em-Off
1935 Gold Diggers of '49 as Beans (voice) (uncredited)
1935 The Rainmakers as Townsman
1935 Twin Triplets as Merchant (uncredited)
1935 Two-Fisted as Cop
1935 Balloon Land as Pincushion Man (voice)
1935 Pluto's Judgement Day as Cat Prosecutor
1935 A Cartoonist's Nightmare as Voices
1935 Man on the Flying Trapeze as Timekeeper (uncredited)
1935 Who Killed Cock Robin? as Judge Oliver Owl
1935 The Robber Kitten as Dirty Bill
1935 The Tin Man as The Tin Man (voice)
1935 The Golden Touch as King Midas
1935 Life Begins at Forty as Hog Caller
1935 I Haven't Got a Hat as Beans, Ex
1935 The Lost City as Gorzo
1935 Mickey's Service Station as Pete
1935 Mickey's Man Friday as Friday
1934 Two-Gun Mickey as Pegleg Pete (voice) (uncredited)
1934 Babes in Toyland as Chief of Police (uncredited)
1934 The Dognapper as Pete
1934 One-Horse Farmers as Subway Passenger (uncredited)
1934 Three Chumps Ahead as Second Waiter (uncredited)
1934 Punch Drunks as Fight Announcer
1934 The Old Fashioned Way as Tomato Thrower (uncredited)
1934 Maid in Hollywood as Information Clerk (uncredited)
1934 The First Round-Up as Wally's Father
1934 The Big Bad Wolf as Big Bad Wolf
1934 Goofy Movies Number Two as Christopher Columbus (uncredited)
1933 Air Fright as Stunt Aviator
1933 Keg o' My Heart as Meyer Schmaltz
1933 Rhapsody in Brew as Meyer Schmaltz
1933 Bedtime Worries as Radio Voice
1933 The Midnight Patrol as Radio dispatcher (voice)
1933 The Rummy as Taxicab Company Mechanic (uncredited)
1933 Three Little Pigs as Big Bad Wolf (voice)
1933 One Track Minds as Passenger with Whiskers (uncredited)
1933 Call Her Sausage as Meyer (uncredited)
1933 Diplomaniacs as Schmerzenschmerzen (uncredited)
1933 Me and My Pal as Police Dispatcher (voice) (uncredited)
1933 Taxi Barons as Host - Jenna's Father
1933 Mickey's Mellerdrammer as Horace Horsecollar
1933 A Lady's Profession as Keyhole McKluskey
1933 The Mad Doctor as Dr. XXX
1933 Building a Building
1932 Sneak Easily as Police Radio Announcer (uncredited)
1932 The Dentist as Mr. Foliage - Bearded Patient
1932 A Slip at the Switch as Feeny
1932 Runt Page as Bears Bugs (voice)
1932 Bridge Wives as Radio announcer
1932 The Tabasco Kid as Susie (voice)
1931 The Secret Witness as Radio Announcer's Voice
1931 Branded Men as Half-A-Rod
1931 Trader Hound as Trader Hound / Native King (voice) (uncredited)
1930 Soup to Nuts as Revolutionary (uncredited)
1930 Top Speed as Ipps
1930 Dancing Sweeties as Bud
1930 Show Girl in Hollywood as Sign Man Scraping Names off Doors
1930 Loose Ankles as Mr. Berry from Logan
1928 The Fresh Lobster
1927 Two Girls Wanted
1926 The Dude Cowboy as Shorty O'Day
1924 That's the Spirit
1922 Billy Jim as Jimmy
1920 A Bashful Bigamist as Mr. Smith
1920 Dry and Thirsty as Horace Radish
1919 A Roman Scandal as Stage Director
1916 The Battle Royal as Grandpa Runt
1916 The Serenade
1916 One Too Many as Unhappy Boarder

Crew

1929 Silly Symphonies (1 episode)Acting Double

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