Butler in 1976
Charles Dawson Butler
November 16, 1916
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||May 18, 1988 (aged 71)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City|
Charles Dawson "Daws" Butler (November 16, 1916 – May 18, 1988) was an American actor. He worked mostly for the Hanna-Barbera animation production company where he originated the voices of many familiar characters, including Loopy De Loop, Wally Gator, Yogi Bear, Hokey Wolf, Elroy Jetson, Quick Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, and Huckleberry Hound.
Early life and career
Butler was born on November 16, 1916, in Toledo, Ohio, the only child of Charles Allen Butler and Ruth Butler. The family later moved from Ohio to Oak Park, Illinois, where Butler became interested in impersonating people.
In 1935, the future voice master started as an impressionist, entering multiple amateur contests and winning most of them. He had entered them, not with the intention of showing his talent, but as a personal challenge to overcome his shyness, with success. Nonetheless, Butler won professional engagements at vaudeville theaters.
Later, he teamed up with fellow performers Jack Lavin and Willard Ovitz to form the comedy trio The Three Short Waves. The team played in theaters, on radio, and in nightclubs, generating positive reviews from regional critics and audiences. They dissolved their act in 1941 when Daws Butler joined the U.S. Navy as America entered World War II. Some time after, he met his wife Myrtis during a wartime function near Washington, D.C.
His first voice work for an animated character came in the animated short Short Snorts on Sports (1948), which was produced by Screen Gems. At MGM, Tex Avery hired Butler to provide the voice of a British wolf on Little Rural Riding Hood (1949) and also to narrate several of his cartoons.
Throughout the late 1940s and mid-1950s, he had roles in many Avery-directed cartoons; the Fox in Out-Foxed, the narrator in The Cuckoo Clock, the Cobbler in The Peachy Cobbler, Mr. Theeves in Droopy's "Double Trouble", Mysto the Magician in Magical Maestro, John the Cab and John the B-29 Bomber in One Cab's Family and Little Johnny Jet, and Maxie in The Legend of Rockabye Point.
Beginning with The Three Little Pups, Butler provided the voice for a nameless wolf that spoke in a Southern accent and whistled all the time (the tune was Henry C. Work's "Kingdom Coming"). This character also appeared in Sheep Wrecked, Billy Boy and many more cartoons. While at MGM, Avery wanted Butler to try to do the voice of Droopy, at a time when Bill Thompson had been unavailable due to radio engagements. Butler did a few lines, then recommended Don Messick, another actor and Butler's lifelong friend, who could imitate Thompson. Thus, Messick voiced Droopy in several shorts.
In 1949, Butler landed a role in a televised puppet show created by former Warner Bros. cartoon director Bob Clampett called Time for Beany. Butler was teamed with Stan Freberg, and together they did all the voices of the puppets. Butler voiced Beany Boy and Captain Huffenpuff. Freberg voiced Cecil and Dishonest John. An entire stable of recurring characters were seen. The show's writers were Charles Shows and Lloyd Turner, whose dependably funny dialog was still always at the mercy of Butler's and Freberg's ad libs. Time for Beany ran from 1949–54, and won several Emmy Awards.
In 1952, he starred in the live-action short Nice Try, Virgil.
Butler briefly turned his attention to writing and voicing several TV commercials. In the 1950s, Stan Freberg asked him to help him write comedy skits for his Capitol Records albums. Their first collaboration, "St. George and the Dragonet" (based on Dragnet), was the first comedy record to sell over one million copies. Freberg was more of a satirist who did song parodies, but the bulk of his dialogue routines were co-written by and co-starred Butler.
Butler teamed again with Freberg and actress June Foray in a CBS radio series, The Stan Freberg Show, which ran from July to October 1957 as a summer replacement for Jack Benny's program. Freberg's box set, Tip of the Freberg (Rhino Entertainment, 1999), chronicles every aspect of Freberg's career except the cartoon voice-over work, and it showcases his career with Daws Butler. In Mr. Magoo, the UPA theatrical animated short series for Columbia Pictures, Butler played Magoo's nephew Waldo (also voiced by Jerry Hausner at various times). In Freberg's "Green Chri$tma$" in 1958, a scathing indictment of the over-commercialization of the holiday, Butler soberly hoped instead that we'd remember "Whose birthday we're celebrating".
Butler provided the voices of many nameless Walter Lantz characters for theatrical shorts later seen on the Woody Woodpecker program. His characters included the penguin Chilly Willy and his rival Smedley, a southern-speaking dog (the same voice used for Tex Avery's laid-back wolf character and for Hanna-Barbera's Huckleberry Hound).
In 1957, after MGM had closed their animation unit, producers William Hanna and Joseph Barbera quickly formed their own company, and Daws Butler and Don Messick were on hand to provide voices. The first, The Ruff and Reddy Show, with Butler voicing Reddy, set the formula for the rest of the series of cartoons that the two helmed until the mid-1960s. He played the title roles in The Huckleberry Hound Show, The Quick Draw McGraw Show, and The Yogi Bear Show, as well as a variety of other characters.
Some of the characters with voices by Butler from 1948 to 1978 included:
- "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Clive
- Aesop's Son (in the "Aesop and Son" segment of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show)
- Fibber Fox and Alfy Gator (of Yakky Doodle)
- Albert (Albert in Blunderland/To Be an Ant)
- Ali Gator (in two Lantz theatrical shorts)
- Augie Doggie
- Baba Looey (from Quick Draw McGraw)
- Barney Rubble (from The Flintstones) (1959–1961; The Flagstones pilot and season two episodes 1, 2, 5, 6, and 9 only)
- Big Gruesome
- Bingo (of Banana Splits)
- Brutus the Lion (of The Roman Holidays)
- Cap'n Crunch
- Captain Skyhook (of The Space Kidettes)
- Chilly Willy
- Colonel Pot Shot
- Dixie Mouse (of Pixie and Dixie)
- Droopy (1955; Deputy Droopy)
- Elroy Jetson
- Fibber Fox (of Yakky Doodle)
- Fred Flintstone (1959; The Flagstones pilot only)
- Gabby Gator (of Woody Woodpecker)
- Gooney the "Gooney Bird" Albatross
- Hair Bear (of Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch)
- Henry Orbit
- Hokey Wolf
- Huckleberry Hound
- Hustle (of The CB Bears)
- Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore (of The Funky Phantom)
- Karlos K. Krinkelbein (from the 1971 animated TV special version of The Cat in the Hat)
- Lambsy (of "It's the Wolf" on Cattanooga Cats)
- Lippy the Lion
- Loopy De Loop
- Louie (from The Dogfather)
- Maxie the Polar Bear
- Mr. Jinks (of Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks)
- Peter Perfect, Red Max, Rock Slag, Rufus Ruffcut and Sgt. Blast (from Wacky Races)
- Peter Potamus
- Pug (from The Dogfather; first episode only)
- Quick Draw McGraw
- Raggedy Andy (in "The Great Santa Claus Caper (1978)")
- Reddy the dog (from The Ruff & Reddy Show)
- The Whether Man, The Senses Taker, The Terrible Trivium and the Gelatinous Giant from The Phantom Tollbooth
- Smedley the Dog (from the Chilly Willy cartoons)
- Super Snooper and Blabber Mouse
- Spike the Bulldog (of Spike and Tyke) (1949–1957)
- Stick and Duke (of Posse Impossible)
- Scooby-Dum from The Scooby-Doo Show and Laff-A-Lympics (1976–1978)
- The Funky Phantom
- Undercover Elephant
- Wally Gator
- Wolf (from the Droopy cartoons)
- Yahooey (from Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey)
- Yogi Bear
Butler voiced most of these characters for decades, in both TV shows and in some commercials. The breakfast cereal mascot Cap'n Crunch became an icon of sorts on Saturday morning TV through many commercials produced by Jay Ward. Butler played Cap'n from the 1960s to the 1980s. He based the voice on that of character actor Charles Butterworth. In 1961, while Mel Blanc was recovering from a road accident, Daws Butler substituted for him to voice Barney Rubble in five episodes of The Flintstones (The Hit Songwriter, Droop-Along Flintstone, Fred Flintstone Woos Again, The Rock Quarry Story, The Little White Lie). Butler had previously voiced the characters of Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble in the 90 second pilot for the series (when it was called The Flagstones).
In Wacky Races, Butler provided the voices for a number of the racers, Rock Slag, Big Gruesome, the Red Max, Sgt. Blast, Peter Perfect, and Rufus Ruffcut. He voiced a penguin and a turtle in the movie Mary Poppins, his only known work for Disney. Along with Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg, Paul Frees and June Foray, Butler also provided voices for countless children's records featuring recreations of several successful Disney cartoons and films.
Butler based some of his voices on popular celebrities of the day. Yogi Bear began as an Art Carney impression; Butler had done a similar voice in several of Robert McKimson's films at Warner Brothers and Stan Freberg's comedy record "The Honey-Earthers." However, Butler soon changed Yogi's voice, making it much deeper and more sing-songy, thus making it a more original voice.
Hokey Wolf began as an impression of Phil Silvers, and Snagglepuss as Bert Lahr. In fact, when Snagglepuss began appearing in commercials for Kellogg's Cocoa Krispies in 1961, Lahr threatened to sue Butler for "stealing" his voice. As part of the settlement, the disclaimer "Snagglepuss voice by Daws Butler" was required to appear on each commercial, making him the only voice actor ever to receive one in an animated TV commercial. Butler redesigned these voices, making them his own inventions. Huckleberry Hound was inspired many years earlier, in 1945, by a North Carolina neighbor of Daws' wife's family, and he had in fact been using that voice for a long time, for Avery's laid-back wolf and Lantz' Smedley (and thus only by coincidence resembled the voice of Andy Griffith, whose typical vocal accent also was based on the North Carolina style).
In the 1970s, he was the voice of "Hair Bear" on Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch! and a few characters in minor cartoons such as C.B. Bears. On Laff-a-Lympics, Butler was virtually the entire "Yogi Yahooey" team. He also played the title character in The Funky Phantom, as well as Louie and Pug on The Pink Panther Show. In 1977, he guest-starred as Captain Numo and his lackey Schultz on the What's New, Mr. Magoo? episode "Secret Agent Magoo".
Butler remained somewhat low-key in the 1970s and 1980s until a revival of The Jetsons and Hanna-Barbera's crossover series Yogi's Treasure Hunt, both in 1985. Also in 1983, he voiced the title character, Wacky WallWalker in Deck the Halls with Wacky Walls.
In 1975, Butler began an acting workshop which spawned such talents as Nancy Cartwright, Corey Burton, Joe Bevilacqua, Bill Farmer, Pat Parris, Tony Pope, Linda Gary, Bob Bergen, Mona Marshall, Sherry Lynn, Joey Camen, writer Earl Kress and many more.
In the year of his death, The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound was released, featuring most of his early characters.
Daws met and married Myrtis Martin in 1943 while he was in the United States Navy during World War II. They had four sons, David, Don, Paul and Charles, and remained married until his death in 1988.
Daws Butler died from a heart attack on May 18, 1988 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He had suffered a stroke and been battling pneumonia in the last few months before he died. The television special Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration was dedicated to him. Many of his roles were assumed by Greg Burson, who had been personally trained by Butler until his death.
Daws Butler trained many voice actors including Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart Simpson), Corey Burton (the voice of Dale in Chip 'n' Dale), Bill Farmer (the current voice of Goofy, Pluto, and Horace Horsecollar), Bob Bergen (voice of Porky Pig), Joe Bevilacqua (whom Butler personally taught how to do all of his characters), Greg Burson (voice of Yogi Bear and Bugs Bunny), Mona Marshall (voices in South Park), Sherry Lynn and Joey Camen. Butler's voice and scripts were a frequent part of Bevilacqua's now-defunct XM show.
Bevilacqua also wrote Butler's official biography, published by Bear Manor Media. A new book of cartoon scripts written by Daws Butler and Joe Bevilacqua, Uncle Dunkle and Donnie: Fractured Fables, was scheduled for publication in the fall of 2009. A four-volume, 4½-hour audio set of Uncle Dunkle and Donnie was to be released simultaneously with Bevilacqua performing all 97 characters in 35 stories. Butler also trained Hal Rayle, who ultimately determined that his best-known character of Doyle Cleverlobe from Galaxy High School should sound like Elroy Jetson after he finished puberty.
Animated films and theatrical shorts
|1948||Short Snorts on Sports||Screen Gems (Columbia) Theatrical short|
|1949||The House of Tomorrow||Father on Machine||MGM Theatrical short|
|Heavenly Puss||Conductor||Tom and Jerry Theatrical short|
|Little Rural Riding Hood||City Wolf||MGM Theatrical short|
|Out-Foxed||Fox||Droopy Theatrical short|
|Love That Pup||Father (Spike)||Tom and Jerry Theatrical short|
|1950||Punchy de Leon||Crow||UPA Theatrical short|
|Albert in Blunderland
(a.k.a. To Be an Ant)
|Albert/Movie Narrator/Guard||MGM Theatrical short|
|The Chump Champ||Master of Ceremonies||Droopy Theatrical short|
|The Peachy Cobbler||Narrator/The Cobbler||MGM Theatrical short|
|The Cuckoo Clock||Narrator (The Cat)||MGM Theatrical short|
|The Framed Cat||Spike and Tom||Tom and Jerry Theatrical short|
|1951||Daredevil Droopy||The Great Barko||Droopy Theatrical short|
|Jerry and the Goldfish||Chef Francois||Tom and Jerry Theatrical short|
|Sleepy-Time Tom||Lightning||Tom and Jerry Theatrical short|
|Alice in Wonderland||Flamingo||Disney Theatrical Feature|
|Slicked-up Pup||Spike||Tom and Jerry Theatrical short|
|Droopy's "Double Trouble"||Mr. Theeves||Droopy Theatrical short|
|1952||Gift Wrapped||Narrator||Sylvester and Tweety Theatrical short|
|Magical Maestro||Mysto the Magician||MGM Theatrical short|
|One Cab's Family||John the Cab/Doctor||MGM Theatrical short|
|A Case for Hypnosis||Doctor Twiddle|
|Fit to Be Tied||Spike||Tom and Jerry short|
|The Dog House||Spike||Tom and Jerry Theatrical short|
|1953||That's My Pup!||Spike||Tom and Jerry Theatrical short|
|Little Johnny Jet||John the Bomber||MGM Theatrical short|
|The Three Pups||Wolf||Droopy Theatrical short|
|Chilly Willy||Chilly Willy||Walter Lantz Theatrical short|
|1954||Crazy Mixed-Up Pup||Samuel/The Dog/Milkman||Theatrical short|
|Drag-A-Long Droopy||Wolf Rancher/The Bull||Droopy Theatrical short|
|Billy Boy||Wolf||MGM Theatrical short|
|Under the Counter Spy||Hammerer||Woody Woodpecker Theatrical short|
|Hic-cup Pup||Spike||Tom and Jerry Theatrical short|
|Pet Peeve||Tom and Spike's Owner||Tom and Jerry Theatrical short|
|The Flea Circus||Pepito||MGM Theatrical short|
|Convict Concerto||Police Officer||Woody Woodpecker Theatrical short|
|I'm Cold||Smedley||Chilly Willy Theatrical short|
|The Farm of Tomorrow||MGM Theatrical short|
|1955||The Legend of Rockabye Point||Maxie the Polar Bear||Walter Lantz Theatrical short|
|Pecos Pest||Announcer||Tom and Jerry Theatrical short|
|Deputy Droopy||Sheriff/Droopy/Thieves||Droopy Theatrical short|
|Hot and Cold Penguin||Smedley||Chilly Willy Theatrical short|
|Heir-Conditioned||Cat||Sylvester and Tweety Theatrical short|
|The Tree Medic||Tree Surgeon||Walter Lantz Theatrical short|
|Sh-h-h-h-h-h||Mr. Twiddle/Doctor/Hotel Manager||Walter Lantz Theatrical short|
|Pup on a Picnic||Spike||Tom and Jerry Theatrical short|
|Smarty Cat||Butch||Tom and Jerry Theatrical short|
|1956||Down Beat Bear||Radio announcer||Tom and Jerry Theatrical short|
|Weasel Stop||Dog||Looney Tunes Theatrical short|
|Barbary Coast Bunny||Nasty Canasta||Looney Tunes Theatrical short|
|Wideo Wabbit||Bugs Bunny doing Groucho Marx/Bugs Bunny doing Ed Norton||Looney Tunes Theatrical short|
|Yankee Dood It||Shoemaker||Looney Tunes Theatrical short|
|Rocket-bye Baby||Narrator/Joe Wilbur/Capt. Schmideo/Lecturer||Merrie Melodies Theatrical short|
|Barbecue Brawl||Spike||Tom and Jerry Theatrical short|
|Stupor Duck||Narrator/Newspaper editor/Mountain climber 2||Daffy Duck Theatrical short|
|Magoo's Puddle Jumper||Waldo||Mr. Magoo Theatrical short|
|After the Ball||Lumberjack Bear||Woody Woodpecker short|
|Woody Meets Davy Crewcut||Davy Crewcut||Woody Woodpecker short|
|The Ostrich Egg and I||Sam||Walter Lantz short|
|Operation Cold Feet||Smedley||Chilly Willy short|
|Hold That Rock||Smedley||Chilly Willy short|
|Half-Fare Hare||Ralph Kramden/Ed Norton||Bugs Bunny short|
|The Honey-Mousers||Ralph Krumden/Ned Morton||Looney Tunes short|
|Raw! Raw! Rooster!||Rhode Island Red||Looney Tunes short|
|1957||Tops with Pops||Spike||Tom and Jerry Theatrical short|
|Tom's Photo Finish||Tom's Owner/Spike||Tom and Jerry short|
|Give and Tyke||Spike/Stray Dog/Dog Catcher||Spike and Tyke short|
|Scat Cats||Spike/Spike and Tyke's Owner/Lightning and Meathead||Spike and Tyke short|
|Blackboard Jumble||Wolf||Droopy short|
|Drafty, Isn't?||Narrator/Ralph Phillips|
|Mucho Mouse||Tom and Lightning||Tom and Jerry short|
|Go Fly a Kit||Counter Man||Looney Tunes short|
|International Woodpecker||George Washington||Woody Woodpecker short|
|The Unbearable Salesman||Bear||Woody Woodpecker short|
|Cheese It, the Cat!||Ralph Krumden/Ned Morton||Looney Tunes short|
|Fodder and Son||Windy and Breezy||Walter Lantz short|
|1958||Mutts About Racing||Announcer||Droopy short|
|Sheep Wrecked||Wolf||Droopy short|
|Everglade Raid||Al I. Gator||Woody Woodpecker short|
|Watch the Birdie||Birdwatcher||Woody Woodpecker short|
|Tree's a Crowd||Colonel Munch||Woody Woodpecker short|
|A Bird in a Bonnet||Sewer Worker||Looney Tunes short|
|A Chilly Reception||Chilly Willy||Chilly Willy short|
|Polar Pest||Chilly Willy||Chilly Willy short|
|Little TeleVillain||Smedley/Mr. Stoop/Car Salesman||Chilly Willy short|
|A Waggily Tale||Junior/Elvis/Dad/Johnny/Melvin||Looney Tunes short|
|1959||Truant Student||Windy/Breezy/Truant Officer Willoughby||Walter Lantz short|
|The Alphabet Conspiracy||Jabberwock||TV movie|
|1001 Arabian Nights||Omar the Rugmaker|
|Robinson Gruesome||Narrator/Robinson Gruesome/Ape||Walter Lantz short|
|Trick or Tweet||Sam||Sylvester and Tweety short|
|Yukon Have It||Smedley/Caribou Lou||Chilly Willy short|
|Merry Minstrel Magoo||Waldo/Dentist||UPA short|
|Here Today, Gone Tamale||Mice||Looney Tunes short|
|Romp in a Swamp||Al I. Gator||Woody Woodpecker short|
|1959–1964||Loopy De Loop||Loopy De Loop / additional voices||48 Theatrical shorts|
|1960||Mice Follies||Ralph Crumden/Ned Morton||Looney Tunes short|
|Mouse and Garden||Sam the Cat||Looney Tunes short|
|Southern Fried Hospitality||Narrator/Gabby Gator||Walter Lantz short|
|1964||Mary Poppins||Turtle/Penguin||His only work for Disney|
|Hey There, It's Yogi Bear||Yogi Bear / Airplane Pilot / Ranger Tom / Twippo||Hanna Barbera's first Animated feature film|
|1965||The Beary Family||Charlie Beary/Junior Beary||"Guess Who?" short|
|1970||The Phantom Tollbooth||Whether Man, Senses Taker, The Terrible Trivium, The Gelatinous Giant||Animated feature film|
|1971||The Cat in the Hat||Mr. Krinklebein||Animated TV special|
|1974-1975||The Dogfather||Louie / Pug (first episode only)||Theatrical cartoon series|
|1980||Yogi's First Christmas||Yogi Bear / Snagglepuss /Huckleberry Hound / Augie Doggie||Animated TV movie|
|1982||Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper||Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Snagglepuss / Quick Draw McGraw / Mr. Jinks / Hokey Wolf / Augie Doggie /Snooper and Blabber / Dixie / Wally Gator||Animated TV movie|
|1987||The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones||Elroy Jetson / Henry Orbit /Cogswell||Animated TV movie|
|Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose||Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw/ Snagglepuss / Augie Doggie||Animated TV movie|
|Yogi's Great Escape||Yogi Bear / Quick Draw McGraw / Wally Gator /Snagglepuss||Animated TV movie|
|1988||Rockin' with Judy Jetson||Elroy Jetson||Animated TV movie|
|The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound||Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw/ Snagglepuss / Hokey Wolf / Peter Potamus / Baba Looey||Animated TV movie|
|Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears||Yogi Bear||Animated TV movie|
|1957–1960||The Ruff and Reddy Show||Reddy / Pinky / Olaf / Scary Harry / Safari / Killer / Various|
|1958–1961||The Huckleberry Hound Show||Huckleberry Hound / Yogi Bear / Dixie / Mr. Jinks / Hokey Wolf / Various|
|1958–1961||Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks||Dixie / Mr. Jinks / additional voices|
|1959–1960||Rocky and His Friends||Various Fairy Tale Characters|
|1959–1961||Quick Draw McGraw||Quick Draw McGraw / Baba Looey / Snuffles / Various|
|1959–1961||Snooper and Blabber||Super Snooper / Blabber Mouse / Various|
|1959–1961||Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy||Augie Doggie / Snagglepuss / Various|
|1960||The Bugs Bunny Show||Various Characters|
|1960–1961||Hokey Wolf||Hokey Wolf|
|1960-1965||The Flintstones||Barney Rubble / Yogi Bear / additional voices||Note: He appeared in 24 episodes and he played Barney Rubble in five of those episodes and Yogi Bear in another episode.|
|1961–1962||The Yogi Bear Show||Yogi Bear / Snagglepuss / Fibber Fox / Alfy Gator / Hokey Wolf / Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw / Augie Daddy / Super Snooper / Blabber Mouse / Baba Louie / Dixie / Mr. Jinks / additional voices|
|1961–1962||Yakky Doodle||Fibber Fox / The Cat / Alfy Gator|
|1961||Top Cat||A.T. Jazz (All That Jazz)||episode: All That Jazz|
|1961||The Bullwinkle Show||Aesop Jr. / Additional voices (voice, uncredited)|
|1962||Wally Gator||Wally Gator / additional voices|
|1962||Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har Har||Lippy the Lion / additional voices|
|1962/1985–1987||The Jetsons||Elroy Jetson / Cogswell Coggs / Henry Orbit|
|1964||The Woody Woodpecker Show||Chilly Willy / Andy Panda / Smedley|
|1964||Jonny Quest||Maharaja / Corbin / Gunderson|
|1964–1965||The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo||various voices|
|1964–1966||The Peter Potamus Show||Peter Potamus|
|1964–1966||Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey||Yahooey|
|1966||Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?||The King of Hearts / The March Hare / Sportscaster||TV special|
|1967||George of the Jungle||Additional Voices|
|1967–1968||Off to See the Wizard||Scarecrow / Tin Man / Wizard of Oz|
|1968||The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour||Various Characters|
|1968–1969||Wacky Races||Rock Slag / Big Gruesome / Red Max / Sergeant Blast / Peter Perfect / Rufus Ruffcut|
|1968–1969||The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn||Various voices|
|1969||The Banana Splits Adventure Hour||Bingo|
|1969–1971||Cattanooga Cats||Lambsy Divey / Crumden|
|1971||The Funky Phantom||Jonathan Wellington "Mudsy" Muddlemore/Fingers|
|1971||Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!||Hair Bear / Bumbo the Elephant / Bananas the Gorilla / Furface the Lion / Film director|
|1972||The New Scooby-Doo Movies||Larry Fine /Curly Joe DeRita / Various Characters|
|1972||A Christmas Story||Gumdrop||TV special|
|1972||The Roman Holidays||Brutus the Lion|
|1972||Yogi's Ark Lark||Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw / Snagglepuss / Wally Gator / Peter Potamus / Augie Doggie / Lippy the Lion / Dixie / Baba Looey / Lambsy / Top Cat||TV special|
|1972||The Banana Splits in Hocus Pocus Park||Bingo / Frog / Octopus||TV special|
|1972||The Adventures of Robin Hoodnik||Scrounger / Richard||TV special|
|1972||Wait Till Your Father Gets Home||various voices|
|1973||Yogi's Gang||Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw / Snagglepuss / Wally Gator / Peter Potamus / Augie Doggie / Hokey Wolf / Lippy the Lion / Baba Looey / Tantrum|
|1974||Hong Kong Phooey||Blubber / Stick / Big Duke||episode: Comedy Cowboys|
|1975–1986||Sesame Street||Warning Cartoon Man / J Train Commentator||4 episodes|
|1976||The Sylvester & Tweety Show||Various Characters|
|1976||Aesop & Son||Additional Voices|
|1976–1977||The Scooby-Doo Show||Scooby-Dum||episodes: The Gruesome Game of the Gator Ghoul / The Headless Horseman of Halloween / Vampire Bats and Scaredy Cats / The Chiller Diller Movie Thriller|
|1977||Posse Impossible||Hustle / Stick / Duke|
|1977||Laff-A-Lympics||Yogi Bear / Augie Doggie / Blabber / Dirty Dalton / Dixie / Hokey Wolf / Huckleberry Hound / Mr. Jinks / Quick Draw McGraw / Scooby-Dum / Snagglepuss / Super Snooper / Wally Gator|
|1977||Fred Flintstone and Friends|
|1978||The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour||TV special|
|1978||Yogi's Space Race||Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound /Quick Draw McGraw|
|1978||Galaxy Goof-Ups||Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound|
|1978||The All-New Popeye Hour||Wimpy|
|1978||Hanna-Barbera's All-Star Comedy Ice Revue||Hair Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Snagglepuss/ Yogi Bear / Quick Draw McGraw / Bingo||TV special|
|1979||The Hanna-Barbera Hall of Fame: Yabba Dabba Doo II||Himself - Various Character Voices||TV special|
|1979||Casper's First Christmas||Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound /Quick Draw McGraw /Snagglepuss / Augie Doggie||TV special|
|1982||Woody Woodpecker and His Friends||Various Voices|
|1982||Yogi Bear's All Star Comedy Christmas Caper||Yogi Bear /Huckleberry Hound / Snagglepuss / Quick Draw McGraw / Mr. Jinks / Hokey Wolf / Augie Doggie / Snooper and Blabber / Dixie / Wally Gator||TV special|
|1985–1988||Yogi's Treasure Hunt||Yogi Bear /Snagglepuss /Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw /Augie Doggie /Snooper and Blabber /Baba Looey /Undercover Elephant /Yippee Coyote /Hokey Wolf / Lippy the Lion /Mr. Jinks /Peter Potamus|
|1986||The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show||Various Characters|
|1986||The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration||Yogi Bear / Huckleberry Hound / Quick Draw McGraw|
Live action roles
|1952||Nice Try, Virgil||Virgil||Short film written by Larry Clemmons|
|1960||You Bet Your Life||Himself||TV Episode|
|1965 or 1966||Lapwing||Unknown||Silent workprint|
In popular culture
- The video Daws Butler: Voice Magician is a 1987 documentary of Butler's career from his pre-MGM days on up through his teaming with Freberg in 1949 and the teaming with Don Messick in 1957. It was originally seen as a PBS pledge-drive special.
- Former Butler protege Joe Bevilacqua used to host a radio series on XM Satellite Radio's Sonic Theater Channel called The Comedy-O-Rama Hour which features a regular segment called What the Butler Wrote: Scenes from the Daws Butler Workshop with rare scripts of Daws performed by his students, including Nancy Cartwright, and rare recordings of Daws himself. Bevilacqua has also co-authored (with Ben Ohmart) the authorized biography book Daws Butler, Characters Actor, and edited the book Scenes for Actors and Voices written by Daws Butler, both published by Bear Manor Media.
- Butler once appeared as a contestant on Groucho Marx' You Bet Your Life. The studio audience did not recognize him until he began doing Huckleberry Hound's voice. Butler and his partner split the top prize of $10,000.
- In 1985, Daws Butler was interviewed about his career on Dr. Demento's radio show.
- "The Official Website of Daws Butler- BIOGRAPHY- June 2003". Dawsbutler.com. 1978-11-21. Archived from the original on July 15, 2003. Retrieved 2013-02-01.
- Daws Butler: A Personal Portait of my Mentor
- Ohmert, Ben; Bevilacqua, Joe (2005). Daws Butler Characters Actor. Albany, GA: BearManor Media. p. 31. ISBN 978-1-59393-015-8.
- "Didn't Tex Avery do a lot of the voices in his cartoons?". News From ME. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
- The Official Daws Butler Website- CARTOONS
- Daws Butler on Camera
- https://web.archive.org/web/20030805195759/http://www.dawsbutler.com/Freberg.htm A Conversation with Stan Freberg]
- "Charles 'Daws' Butler, Voice Of Yogi Bear, Many Others", Orlando Sentinel, May 20, 1988.
- "Daws Butler biography". S9.com. Retrieved 2010-09-09.
- Folkart, Burt A. "Obituaries: Daws Butler; Voice of Well-Known Cartoon Characters" Los Angeles Times (May 20, 1988)
- By AP (1988-05-21). "Charles Butler, 71, Cartoon Voice. - NYTimes.com". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2019-11-15.
- "News From ME - Mark Evanier's blog". www.newsfromme.com. Retrieved 2020-07-15.
- "Myrtis Butler obituary". Los Angeles Times. 2018-11-17. Retrieved 2019-05-21.
- "The Comedy-O-Rama Hour". Comedyorama.com. Retrieved 2010-09-09.
- Daws Butler - Characters Actor Archived 2009-04-03 at the Wayback Machine, BearManor Media
- "The Galaxy High Website!". Galaxyhigh86.tripod.com. Retrieved 2010-09-09.
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- Official website
- A rare dramatic role by Butler as Toby Dammit in Poe's story Never Bet the Devil Your Head
- Comedy-O-Rama and Scenes from the Daws Butler Workshop
- A Groucho Marx quiz show episode including Daws Butler
- Daws Butler on IMDb
- Daws Butler at the TCM Movie Database
- Daws Butler at Find a Grave