Tuesday, March 29, 2011

You Know the Voice: Allan Melvin explains how he landed the role of Magilla Gorilla

Prime time audiences knew Allan Melvin from his roles on You'll Never Get Rich (aka The Phil Silvers Show, aka Sgt. Bilko), All in the Family, & The Brady Bunch. Cartoon devotees, though, are familiar with him as the voice behind Magilla Gorilla. Melvin would later take over the role of Bluto when Hanna-Barbera acquired a license to produce The All-New Popeye Hour in 1978.

In this excerpt from the series' DVD, Allan explains how he landed the gig back in 1964, with a little help from Joe Barbera.

The video has been pulled by YouTube due to copyright issues. When another poster puts it up, we'll get it back here. Sorry.


Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

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hobbyfan said...

Thanks, Ivan. I do what I can.