Voice actor who is best known for voicing Scooby-Doo on the TV series Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, and Papa Smurf on The Smurfs.
He developed his voice acting when he worked as a ventriloquist.
He acted on the sitcom Duck Factory, playing a character who was also a voice actor.
He married Helen McHigh in 1949, and they had a son, Timothy Messick.
After his death, actor Jonathan Winters voiced the character Papa Smurf.