Stuart Buchanan

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Stuart Buchanan
Born(1894-03-18)March 18, 1894
DiedFebruary 4, 1974(1974-02-04) (aged 79)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Alma materCollege of Wooster
OccupationVoice actor, announcer
Years active1935–1973

Stuart Buchanan (March 18, 1894 – February 4, 1974) was an American voice actor, announcer, and educator.

After graduating from the College of Wooster, Buchanan was on the faculty of the University of Florida and West Virginia University, teaching poetry and drama. During those tenures, he also directed Little Theatre productions. On stage, he toured in a production of Mister Antonio and acted in summer stock theatre in Denver.[1] He also acted and directed at the Pasadena Playhouse.[2]

Buchanan was the casting director for the Walt Disney Company, best known for voicing The Huntsman[3] in the 1937 Disney animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.[4] He also made cameo voiceover roles as a flight attendant in Saludos Amigos (1942) and in Super-Speed (1935). He also voiced Goofy in The Mickey Mouse Theater of the Air in 1938.[5]

While he taught at the University of Florida, Buchanan helped to launch the school's radio station. In May 1930, he became program director at radio station KHJ in Los Angeles.[2] He directed episodes of the radio programs Hollywood Hotel and Lux Radio Theatre. He also worked for ABC radio as program supervisor and as head of the script department.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1935 Super-Speed Announcer Uncredited
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs The Huntsman Voice, Uncredited
1938 The Mickey Mouse Theater of the Air Goofy Voice, Radio show
1940 Pinocchio Carnival Barker Voice, uncredited
1943 Saludos Amigos Flight Attendant Voice, Uncredited, (final film role)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Three top men in 'Ohio Story' presentation". Lancaster Eagle-Gazette. Ohio, Lancaster. May 24, 1948. p. 12. Retrieved July 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b "KHJ staff has new addition". The Los Angeles Times. May 15, 1930. p. 33. Retrieved July 10, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Disney Voice Actors: A Biographical Dictionary by Thomas S. Hischak
  4. ^ Barbara Vancheri and Sharon Eberson, "A look back at Snow White", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 1, 2012.
  5. ^ Terrace, Vincent (1999). Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 228. ISBN 978-0-7864-4513-4.

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