Joe Alaskey, Voice Of Bugs Bunny And Daffy Duck, Dies At 63

Joe Alaskey

Joe Alaskey, the Emmy-winning voice actor behind Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, and several other iconic cartoon characters has died at age 63.

Alaskey has worked for Warner Bros. since 1980, and stepped up to fill the roles of Bugs, Daffy, Elmer Fudd, and several other characters after the death of Mel Blanc in 1989.

Alaskey, who was born in upstate New York, also provided the voice of Marvin the Martian, Sylvester the Cat, Plucky Duck from Tiny Toon Adventures, and Grandpa Lou Pickles in Rugrats.

Alaskey won an Emmy in 2004 for voicing Daffy Duck in the Cartoon Network series Duck Dodgers. The series featured a crossover with DC Comics’ Green Lantern, in which Dodgers became the Green Loontern. One of Alaskey’s final roles saw him reprise the Green Loontern character for Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.

Alaskey’s family announced his death on Feb. 3, according to TMZ.