What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?Â
I’ve been a home ownew, an opewa singew and a madÂ scientist, a show pwomoter, a pwivate detectiveÂ and a huntew. Now I am simpwy a millionaire.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I have many but I would say my favowite project I worked on would be “The Hair Brained Hypnotist”. Which awwoed me to finawy give that wascal Bugs Bunny a taste of his own medicine!
How did you become interested in animation?
I was drawn to it early in life.
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business? Â
I am owiginawy from Bwookwyn, NY. but wivved most of my aduwt wife in Howwywood. My fiwst film was “Confedwete Honey” and it was a wot of fun and I also stawwed in a film called “A Wild Hare” which is what most peopwe considew my fiwst film, but I got my fiwst big bweak in a fiwm cawled “Good Night Elmer” I was paid 65 dowwars for dat role… heheh a wot of money in dose days!
What’s a typical day like for you with regards to your job?Â
Well, I get up and bwush my teeth although sometimes my toofbrush is not dere because somebody has stowen it. I will den gwab the newspapew and wead it wif my coffee. I wike to wead about what’s going on in Howwywood. Den I will usuaway go for a swim but sometimes dat wascawy wabbit will dwain the pool befowe I get Â a chance. From dere I will usuawwy pwactice my singing as I am an acompwished Tenor.
What part of your job do you like best? Why?Â
I wewwy wike it when I get to hunt wabbits and ducks but it’s vewwy satisfying to make the childwen waugh.
What part of your job do you like least? Why?Â
When day wascawy wabbit gets the best of me.
What kind of technology do you work with on a daily basis?
Tewephones, penciws, papew, a car, and of couwse shotguns. Oh, oh oh and buwwets! Yes wots and wots of buwwets.
What is the most difficult part for you about being in the business?
Wel, I feew wike a fool quite often and I do not wike it when a simpew woodwand cweatuew gets the best of me. But dats just who I am and ovew da yeaws I have gwown comforable wif it.
In your travels, have you had any brushes with animation greatness?
Oh, many! Mew Bwanc, Arthur Q. Bryant, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Weghorn, Leon Sweshinger. Sylvestew da cat. I’ve even met Chick Jones, fwiz fwewing, Wobewt Cwampett and Wobewt McKimson.
Describe a tough situation you had in life.Â
It would hafe to be my role in Doggone People. My voice was all scwewed up.
Any side projects or you’re working on or hobbies you’d like to share details of?
Wight now I can be seen working on da Wooney Tunes show on Cawtoon Netwowk.
Any unusual talents or hobbiesÂ likeÂ tying a cherry stem with your tongueÂ orÂ metallurgy?
Weww, I am told I am a wovewy singew and I am quite ahndy wif a shotgun. Most of the time. I’m also a faiwy good animatow and dwaftsman and even made my own cartoon once cawled “Rabbit Rampage”.
Is there any advice you can give for an aspiring animation student or artist trying to break into the business?Â
Be vewwy vewwy quiet.