Facts of Joe Alaskey
|Full Name:||Joe Alaskey|
|Age:||67 years 3 months|
|Birth Date:||April 17, 1952|
|Death Date:||February 03, 2016|
|Birth Place:||Troy, New York, USA|
|Father's Name:||Joseph Francis Alaskey Jr.|
|Mother's Name:||Domenica De Sorrento De Luca Alaskey|
|Profession:||Actor, voice actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist|
|Net Worth:||Around $1.9 million|
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Joe Alaskey was an American voice actor, stand-up comedian, actor, and impressionist. He was one of the god gifted and natural mimic actor.
Joe Alaskey birth, and Voice
Joe was born on April 17, 1952, in Troy, New York City, USA. He is better known for his voice character on cartons such as ‘Bugs Bunny’, ‘Tweety’, ‘Elmer Fudd’, ‘Taz’ etc.
He had performed the voice of Grandpa Lou Pickles on ‘Rugrats’ and gave the voice of the same character in the ‘Rugrats’ spin-off series ‘All Grown Up!’ and in the ‘Rugrats’ film trilogy. He is also known for the voice of Thomas Timberwolf for the internet series ‘Timberwolf’ created by animation legend Chuck Jones.
He gave the voice of Curt Connors in the Spider-Man 2 video game and of Doctor Octopus in ‘Spider-Man: Friend or Foe’ and the voice of Mermaid Man for the video games ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab’ and ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, pants!’.
He performed as the original announcer on the short-lived show ‘Couch Potatoes’ in the 1980s, which was hosted by Marc Summers.
He took over the roles of Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny in the film ‘Looney Tunes: Back in Action’ in 2003. He gave the voice of Tweety, Sylvester, and other Looney Tunes Characters. He portrayed the primary voice for Plucky Duck on ‘Tiny Toon Adventures’.
He gave an additional voice in ‘Where’s Waldo? In 1991, in ‘Tom & Jerry Kids’ in 1992, Sturt in ‘Extreme Ghostbusters’ in 1997, Little Jimmy in ‘Timon & Pumbaa’ in 1999, Robin Hood in ‘Time Squad’ in 2001, Dealer in ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ from 2006 to 2007, and in ‘The Garfield Show’ from 2008 to 2013.
Joe Alaskey Interview
Joe appeared in a unique interview conducted by Logan Leistikow in 2008 which was released by TheYelloMic.com. He answered the questions asked by the host. After the interview, he went out and talked to his fans. The fans were eager to hear famous voice.
That was the very first time that he ever spoke to his fans in the public.
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Joe Alaskey Movies
Before he beagn acting, he was planning about going into the priest. But, he changed his mind and diverted his way towards acting.
Joe debuted the film by giving the voice of Yosemite Sam in the film ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ in 1988. Later, he portrayed the voice role of Dr. Ziplock in ‘Spaced Invadors’ in 1990, as Producer in ‘The Waiter’ in 1993, as President Richard Nixon’ in ‘Forrest Gump’ in 1994, as Stinkie in ‘Casper’ in 1995, as marvin the Martin in ‘Another Froggy Evening’, as Grandpa Lou Pickels in ‘The Rugrats Movie’ in 1998, Dave in ‘The Legend of Sasquatch’ in 2006, Van Sloan in ‘The Haunted World of EI Superbeasto’ in 2009, Droopy Dog in ‘Tom & Jerry’s Giant Adventure’ in 2013, as Butch, The Wizard of Oz and Droopy Dog in ‘Tom & Jerry: back to Oz’ in 2016, and many more.
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Joe Alaskey marriage, wife
Although he was in the spotlight most of his life, there are no details recorded about his love life. He never was married and never had any children.
Joe Alaskey Death
The actor, Joe Alaskey, who is best known for voicing Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, died at the age of 63 on February 3, 2016. According to The Telegraph, he died because of cancer.
His fans wrote a message of condolence on Twitter as,
“Joe Alaskey died and so did the last bit of my childhood”
“Joe Alaskey provided many voices of cartoon characters that lit up my childhood and now cancer has taken his life too… 2016 is a rough man.”
“The voice of Bugs Bunny and Daffy. This guy entertained us for a long time. U won’t be forgotten Joe Alaskey. Your voices were amazing.”
Mark Evanier (Television writer and friend of Alaskey) tributed as,
“The one I liked best was when he sounded like Joe Alaskey. He had a long, long list of voices but that’s the one I will miss the most.”
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References: Wikipedia, IMDb, Daily Mail