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Don Messick
Don Messick
Born Donald Earle Messick
September 7, 1926
Buffalo, New York
Died October 24, 1997 (Age 71)
Salinas, California
Characters played Kurrgo
Dorek Vll
J. J. Colossal
Additional Voices

Donald Earle Messick (born September 7, 1926; died October 24, 1997) was an actor who played Kurrgo and Dorek Vll on Fantastic Four, J. J. Colossal and additional voices on Fantastic Four, and Vulture on Spider-Man. He also voiced Bamm-Bamm Rubble on the Flintstones segments of Fred and Barney Meet the Thing.


He is best remembered for his numerous works with Hanna-Barbera Productions such as the original voice of Scooby-Doo, Bamm-Bamm Rubble in The Flintstones, Astro in The Jetsons, Muttley in Wacky Races, Boo-Boo Bear and Ranger Smith in The Yogi Bear Show, Sebastian in Josie and the Pussycats, Papa Smurf and Azrael in The Smurfs, and Dr. Benton Quest in Jonny Quest.

Other notable works include The Adventures of Spunky and Tadpole, The Ruff & Reddy Show, The Huckleberry Hound Show, Quick Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, Top Cat, The New Hanna-Barbera Cartoon Series, Wally Gator, The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo, The Secret Squirrel Show, The Peter Potamus Show, The Magilla Gorilla Show, The Atom Ant Show, A Laurel and Hardy Cartoon, The Herculoids, Shazzan, Birdman, Space Ghost, The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Gulliver, The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines, Doctor Dolittle, The Wizard of Id, Harlem Globe Trotters, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, The Houndcats, The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, Charolette's Web, The Addams Family, Hong Kong Phooey, Jabberjaw, Rudolph's Shiny New Year, The Hobbit, Challenge of the Superfriends, Dinky Dog, Gulliver's Travels, Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July, The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show, The Return of the King, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, Drak Pack, Spacestars, The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Trollkins, Heathcliff, The Last Unicorn, Saturday Supercade, The Get Along Gang, G. I. Joe, The Pound Puppies, The Transformers, Foofur, DuckTales, Fantastic Max, Bobby's World, The Plucky Duck Show, Tiny Toon Adventures, Tom & Jerry Kids Show, Garfield and Friends, 2 Stupid Dogs, Freakazoid!, and The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest.

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