Daws Butler: Voice Magician:

The Audiobook

Daws Butler: Voice Magician traces the career of one of America’s best-loved but least-seen actors. During his fifty year career, Daws Butler provided the voices for such beloved animated characters as Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Chilly Willy, Elroy Jetson, and dozens of others. Interwoven throughout this interview with Butler are samples of his distinctive voice characterizations in cartoons, radio and television programs, commercials, and comedy records. The hour, based on the 1987 Arnold Kunert video documentary, includes a reunion between Daws Butler and Stan Freberg.

This audio features William Conrad, Daws Butler, Stan Freberg, Myrtis Butler, Sody Clampett, June Foray, Walter Lantz, Don Messick, Bill Hanna, Joe Barbera, Miles Auer, Penny Singleton, and Joe Bevilacqua.

Reader Biography

Daws Butler was the master of voice. His was the voice behind most of the classic Hanna-Barbera characters: Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quickdraw McGraw, Elroy Jetson, and a hundred others. He also originated the vocal character of Cap’n Crunch and other famous Jay Ward cartoon characters. His significant work with Stan Freberg in the 1950s on The Stan Freberg Show and multimillion-selling records such as “St. George and the Dragonet” are still held in reverence today. He also ran a voice acting workshop for many years. Among his many successful students are Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, and Corey Burton, from Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind.

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