59 (passed away Jul. 22nd, 2008)
Jun. 29th, 1949
Greg Burson's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1997 - Mr. Magoo
1993 - Jurassic Park
Guest TV Roles
Daffy Duck (Voiced)
Foghorn Leghorn (Voiced)
Conscience Crickett (Voiced)
Ghostly Gardener (Voiced)
Baba Looey (Voiced)
Otter #1 (Voiced)
Barry the Baboon (Voiced)
Gregory Lewis "Greg" Burson (June 29, 1949 – July 22, 2008) was an American voice actor.
Biography Greg Burson was given the responsibility of voicing Bugs Bunny in the 1995 Carrotblanca, a well-received 8-minute Looney Tunes cartoon originally shown in cinemas alongside The Amazing Panda Adventure (US) and The Pebble and the Penguin (non-US). It has since been released on video, packaged with older Looney Tunes cartoons, and was even included in the special edition DVD release of Casablanca, of which it is both a parody and a homage. Burson also voiced Bugs in the 1996 short From Hare to Eternity, which is notable for being dedicated to the memory of the then-recently deceased Friz Freleng, and for being the final Looney Tunes cartoon that Chuck Jones directed. Greg Burson also provided Bugs' voice in The Bugs and Daffy Show, which ran on Cartoon Network from 1996 to 2003.
He also voiced Yogi Bear on The New Yogi Bear Show (after the death of Daws Butler in 1988) and many other characters in Hanna-Barbera-related shows.
Death Greg Burson died on July 22, 2008 at the age of 59 from complications due to diabetes and arteriosclerosis. He had been struggling with alcoholism in the latter part of his life.
- Was trained by vocal legend 'Daws Butler' (qv) and assumed many of his characters, including Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey, after Butler's death in 1988.
- Gifted Warner Bros. voice artist who took over such animated cartoon legends as Bugs Bunny, Foghorn Leghorn, Pepe LePew, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, and Elmer Fudd from the late 'Mel Blanc' (qv), and Mr. Magoo from the late 'Jim Backus' (qv) for 90s TV and film.
- His later career was hampered by acute alcoholism. His career was finished when he was arrested by detectives in May of 2004 after barricading himself inside his Los Angeles home for six hours before surrendering. Initial reports claim that a SWAT team had responded to a call from two of his female roommates that he was inebriated, armed and holding a third female roommate hostage. It was reported that he had been depressed over losing voice over work.
- Also found announcing jobs for commercials, movie trailers and series promos.
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