Lionel G. Wilson

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Lionel Girard Wilson
Born Lionel Lazarus Salzer
(1924-03-22)March 22, 1924
Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Died April 30, 2003(2003-04-30) (aged 79)
Manhattan, New York City, New York
Cause of death Pneumonia
Years active 1949–2002

Lionel Girard Wilson (born Lionel Lazarus Salzer; March 22, 1924 – April 30, 2003) was an American voice actor.


Lionel Wilson started acting in 1949 on the series The Aldrich Family as George Bigalow. Then, in 1957, he arrived at Terrytoons, voicing all the characters for the innovative cliffhanger cartoon series Tom Terrific, including Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog and memorable baddie Crabby Appleton. In 1963, he appeared on the The Hector Heathcote Show as Sidney the Elephant (who was also voiced by Terrytoons mainstay Dayton Allen) and Stanley the Lion. He then portrayed Rope Man, Cuckoo Man and most of the sinister villains in The Mighty Heroes, Ralph Bakshi's spoof of super avengers for Terrytoons. Next Wilson played Possible Possum, Macon Mouse, Owlawishus Owl and Billy Bear (pronounced "B'ar") in the Possible Possum series of Terrytoons shorts. In 1999, at the age of 75, Wilson landed the role of Eustace Bagge on the Cartoon Network animated series Courage the Cowardly Dog. After 33 episodes as Eustace, Wilson retired because of illness and was replaced by Arthur Anderson.


Wilson died of pneumonia on April 30, 2003, at the age of 79.[1]


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