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JEFFREY ALLEN "JEFF" BERGMAN (born July 10, 1960) is an American voice actor, comedian, and impressionist. Bergman is a cartoon impressionist who has provided the modern-day voices of various classic cartoon characters, most notably with Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
and Hanna-Barbera
characters. Bergman was the first to replace Mel Blanc as the voice of Bugs Bunny and several other Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
cartoon characters following Blanc's death in 1989. Bergman alternated with Joe Alaskey and Greg Burson in providing most of Blanc's voices for various Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.


* 1 Early life * 2 Career

* 3 Voice roles

* 3.1 Film * 3.2 Television * 3.3 Video games

* 4 References * 5 External links


Bergman was born in Philadelphia
on July 10, 1960. Throughout his early childhood, he impersonated several celebrities and cartoon characters, his first impression being comic influence Ed Sullivan
Ed Sullivan
at the age of 6. At the age of 15, Bergman began doing impressions of various Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
characters. He studied theater and communications at the University of Pittsburgh where he first did voice work when he got involved with a student-run radio station and interned at KQV and WDVE radio stations in Pittsburgh. While there, he made his first demo reel and was profiled in a story on KDKA-TV 's Evening Magazine . The story was picked up on similar TV news magazines shows and helped land him his representation with William Morris Agency following his graduation from Pitt in 1983. During his time at Pitt, he encountered voice actor and comedian Mel Blanc , who was best known for voicing groundbreaking animated characters, such as Bugs Bunny , Tweety , and Barney Rubble . They met in Blanc's hotel room in 1981, where Bergman voiced Blanc's characters for him, earning himself a 45-minute session. Bergman credits Blanc with helping him gain his diploma two years later.


Jeff Bergman voiced the Pillsbury Doughboy following Paul Frees\' death in 1986 to 2013. Bergman's work with Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
began in 1986, recording voices for The Bugs Bunny Show . After being rebuffed several times by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
directors, he recorded a tape of himself as several of Blanc's characters, including Bugs Bunny . He took the tape to the production company and used a switch to toggle back and forth between his work and the original Mel Blanc recording. The producers were unable to tell the difference between the voices, and Bergman, at the age of 29, became the first performer to provide the voice of Bugs Bunny after Mel Blanc died on July 10, 1989 – Bergman's 29th birthday.

His first appearance in that role, as well as those of Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
and Elmer Fudd , was in the 1990 animated short Box-Office Bunny
Box-Office Bunny
, Bugs's first in over 25 years. Bergman later voiced Bugs and Daffy again in the 1990 TV specials Cartoon
All-Stars to the Rescue and The Earth Day Special
(also voicing Tweety Bird and Porky Pig in the latter). He voiced Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, and Yosemite Sam in the 1991 short (Blooper) Bunny , as well as several characters (including Sylvester the Cat and Foghorn Leghorn ) in animated TV specials and newer animated series' such as The Plucky Duck Show , Taz-Mania , and Tiny Toon Adventures , a show focusing on the lives of younger versions of the character. He also lent his voice to Bugs, Daffy and Porky in the animated sequences of Gremlins 2: The New Batch . Away from the Looney Tunes, Bergman also voiced George Jetson on the amusement park ride The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera
. Bergman later conceded that he had begun promoting himself as the new official voice of the Looney Tunes characters. Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
took exception to this and, to avoid repeating the stranglehold of Mel Blanc's exclusivity, began using other voice actors such as Joe Alaskey (who was the first person to replace Blanc as the voice of Yosemite Sam in Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 1988), Greg Burson and Billy West
Billy West

Throughout the 2000s, Bergman kept himself busy by voicing various Hanna-Barbera
characters, namely Fred Flintstone , in newer specials such as The Flintstones: On the Rocks , only rarely returning to the voices of the Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
in that time when Alaskey and West were not available. In 2003, he voiced Bugs in a sketch on NBC
comedy show Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
. Eventually, after almost 20 years, and after sporadically appearing as the Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
characters for nearly two decades, he returned as the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn , Sylvester the Cat , Pepé Le Pew , and Tweety in 2011's The Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Show . He also returned for the 2015 series Wabbit , voicing Bugs and Foghorn, as well as other minor characters such as Michigan J. Frog .

Bergman also voiced George Jetson and Mr. Spacely in Jetsons: The Movie when their previous voice actors George O\'Hanlon and Mel Blanc both died during production – he had been working at his local radio in Pennsylvania
when he received the call to travel to California
and complete the dialogue. Bergman is a recurring cast member of Family Guy , usually voicing Fred Flintstone, George Jetson, and Sylvester the Cat, as well as The Cleveland Show and American Dad!
American Dad!
. He also gave a voice sample for a character in the 2011 Spyro game , Skylanders: Spyro\'s Adventure .

Bergman had a recurring role as a radio intern Gus Kahana on the AMC comedy-drama Remember WENN , which aired in the late 1990s. He also voiced Zap in Skylanders: Giants , Skylanders: Swap Force , Skylanders: Trap Team , Skylanders: SuperChargers , and Skylanders: Imaginators .




1986 The Bugs Bunny Show Additional voices

1990 The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera
George Jetson Ghosts Police Chief Short film

Gremlins 2: The New Batch Bugs Bunny Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
Porky Pig

Jetsons: The Movie George Jetson Mr. Spacely Basketball Coach

Box-Office Bunny
Box-Office Bunny
Bugs Bunny Elmer Fudd Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
Short film

1991 (Blooper) Bunny Bugs Bunny Daffy Duck Elmer Fudd Yosemite Sam

Yakety Yak, Take it Back Bugs Bunny

1992 Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers Bugs Bunny Daffy Duck Elmer Fudd Yosemite Sam Porky Pig

Trash Talk Bugs Bunny

1998 The Secret of Mulan Additional voices Direct-to-video

2006 Porky and Daffy in the William Tell Overture Porky Pig Short film

2010 Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes Butch Droopy

2012 Big Miracle Ronald Reagan

2012 Foodfight! Charlie Tuna

2015 The Flintstones
The Flintstones
& WWE: Stone Age SmackDown! Fred Flintstone Direct-to-video

Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run Bugs Bunny Daffy Duck Foghorn Leghorn Pepé Le Pew

2016 Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders The Joker

2017 The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! George Jetson Mr. Spacely

2017 Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Droopy
, American Reporter



1990 Cartoon
All-Stars to the Rescue Bugs Bunny Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
TV short

The Earth Day Special Bugs Bunny Tweety Porky Pig

1990–1991 Tiny Toon Adventures Bugs Bunny Daffy Duck Foghorn Leghorn Elmer Fudd Tasmanian Devil Yosemite Sam Sylvester Tweety Additional voices

1991 Bugs Bunny's Lunar Tunes Bugs Bunny TV short

Bugs Bunny's Overtures to Disaster Bugs Bunny Daffy Duck Porky Pig Elmer Fudd Yosemite Sam Sylvester Papa Bear Mr. Meek TV short

1992 Bugs Bunny's Creature Features Bugs Bunny Daffy Duck Elmer Fudd Yosemite Sam

The Plucky Duck Show Foghorn Leghorn Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
Episodes: "A Quack in the Quarks" "A Ditch in Time" "Slugfest/Duck Dodgers Jr./Duck Trek"

1995–2000 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Additional voices

1996–1999 Doug Coach Spitz

2001 The Flintstones: On the Rocks Fred Flintstone Parking Guard Vendor TV movie

The Jetsons: Father & Son Day George Jetson Elroy Jetson Mr. Cosmo Spacely

2002 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law George Jetson Bakov Clown Episode: "Shaggy Busted"

The Jetsons: The Best Son George Jetson Elroy Jetson Robot Boy

2003 Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
Bugs Bunny Episode: "Queen Latifah/Ms. Dynamite"

Network's Funniest Bloopers and Other Embarrassing Moments Porky Pig Fred Flintstone George Jetson Foghorn Leghorn Henery Hawk TV short

2004 Johnny Bravo Fred Flintstone Episode: "Wilderness Protection Program/A Page Right Out of History"

2006–present Family Guy
Family Guy
Fred Flintstone Barney Rubble George Jetson Sylvester the Cat Homer Simpson Max Weinstein Victor

2008, 2009 Seth MacFarlane\'s Cavalcade of Cartoon
Comedy Host Fred Flintstone Barney Rubble Episodes: "A Dog on the $25,000 Pyramid" "Fred and Barney Try to Get Into a Club"

2010 The Cleveland Show Alda-nator Garrison Keillor Episodes: "Love Rollercoaster" "Buried Pleasure"

2011–2014 The Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes
Show Bugs Bunny Daffy Duck Sylvester Tweety Foghorn Leghorn Pepé Le Pew Girardi

2012 Cartoon
Network 20th Anniversary Bugs Bunny Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck

2013 Mad Daffy Duck James P. Sullivan Captain Marvel Episodes: "First White House Down/McDuck Dynasty" "Iron Bland 3/Monsters Community" "World War ZZZ/SHAZAM! ">

* ^ "Jeff Bergman," Behind the Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com/ * ^ A B C Owen, Rob (2011-05-01). "Pitt grad voices Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck
Daffy Duck
on Cartoon
Network". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA. Retrieved 2011-05-01. * ^ That's Still Not All Folks! 2009, by Joe Alaskey, page 96 * ^ The Flintstones
The Flintstones
& WWE: Stone Age SmackDown! Closing Credits * ^ "Buddha Bugs/Now and Zen". Wabbit. Season 1. Episode 1. September 21, 2015. Cartoon
Network. * ^ Vicarious Visions . Skylanders: SuperChargers . Activision
. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.