American voice actor who played the voice of Mr. Turtle in the popular commercials for Tootsie Pops in the 1970s.
He had early roles as Hall in the television series Gunsmoke in 1969 and as Baker in the television series Mannix in 1970.
He also voiced characters for the animated series Looney Tunes.
His family came from Los Angeles.
Like him, Mel Blanc has also been a voice actor for the animated series Looney Tunes.