Who is Jeff Bergman?
Jeff Bergman (born July 10, 1960) is a famous and well-known American voice actor. He has provided modern-day voices for several classic cartoon characters, most notably Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. Following Mel Blanc’s death in 1989, Bergman was the first to take over as the voice of Bugs Bunny and numerous other Warner Bros. cartoon characters. Before they died in 2008 and 2016, Bergman alternated with Greg Burson and Joe Alaskey and Eric Bauza in voicing numerous of Blanc’s characters for different Warner Bros. Animation productions.
|Full Name||Jeff Bergman|
Birthday and Zodiac
|Age (As in 2022)||61 years old|
|Date of Birth||July 10, 1960|
|Birth Place||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US|
|School/University||University of Pittsburgh|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches|
|Estimated Net Worth (As in 2021)||$3 million US dollar|
Family and Relationship
|Husband/Wife or Boyfriend/ Girlfriend||N/A|
Jeff Bergman Biography TimeLine
Jeff Bergman is an American voice actor, comedian, and impressionist. He is best known for his voice work in various animated television shows and films, including “Looney Tunes,” “The Jetsons,” and “Family Guy.” Bergman’s ability to mimic the voices of famous celebrities has made him a sought-after performer in the entertainment industry.
July 10, 1960: Jeff Bergman is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1981: Bergman graduates from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in theater arts.
1981-1986: Bergman performs in various comedy clubs and theaters, honing his impressionist skills and comedic timing.
1986: Bergman lands his first voice acting role as Yogi Bear in “The New Yogi Bear Show.”
1988: Bergman provides the voice of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck in the film “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”
1990-1991: Bergman voices Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and other Looney Tunes characters in the series “Tiny Toon Adventures.”
1991-1992: Bergman voices George Jetson in the series “The Jetsons.”
1992-1994: Bergman voices Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and other Looney Tunes characters in the series “The Plucky Duck Show.”
1995-2005: Bergman provides the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, and other Looney Tunes characters in various television shows, films, and video games.
1999: Bergman voices various characters in the animated series “Family Guy.”
2001-2003: Bergman voices George W. Bush in the series “That’s My Bush!”
2003: Bergman voices President Bill Clinton in the series “J.A.P.A.N.”
2005: Bergman voices Fred Flintstone, Yogi Bear, and other Hanna-Barbera characters in the television movie “Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.”
2007: Bergman voices the character of Mr. Wilson in the film “Dennis the Menace Christmas.”
2011: Bergman voices Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck in the video game “The Looney Tunes Show.”
2012-2014: Bergman voices various characters in the series “The Looney Tunes Show.”
2014: Bergman provides the voice of Fred Flintstone in the television movie “The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown!”
2015-present: Bergman continues to provide voice work in various television shows and films.
Childhood and youth
Bergman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 10, 1960. He impersonated numerous celebrities and cartoon characters throughout his childhood, with his first impression being comedic inspiration Ed Sullivan at the age of six. Bergman began performing impressions of multiple Looney Tunes characters when he was 15 years old. He majored in theatre and communications at the University of Pittsburgh. He started doing voice work when he became engaged with a student-run radio station and interned at Pittsburgh’s KQV and WDVE stations.
He created his first demo reel and was featured in a piece on KDKA-Evening TV’s Magazine while he was there. Following his graduation from Pitt in 1983, the story was taken up by comparable TV news magazine shows, which helped him get representation with William Morris Agency. During his time at Pitt, he met voice actor and comedian Mel Blanc, who was well known for portraying iconic cartoon characters like Bugs Bunny, Tweety, and Barney Rubble.
Bergman voiced Blanc’s characters for him in Blanc’s hotel room in 1981, earning himself a 45-minute session. Bergman attributes Blanc’s assistance in obtaining his diploma two years later.
Following Paul Frees’ death in 1986, Bergman voiced the Pillsbury Doughboy until 2013. Bergman began recording voices for The Bugs Bunny Show with Warner Bros. in 1986. He recorded himself as many of Blanc’s characters, including Bugs Bunny, after being rejected several times by Warner Bros. directors. He took the cassette to the studio and toggled back and forth between his work and the original Mel Blanc recording using a switch. After Mel Blanc died on July 10, 1989 – Bergman’s 29th birthday – the producers were unable to distinguish between the voices, and Bergman, at the age of 29, became the first artist to give the voice of Bugs Bunny.
In the 1990 TV programs Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue and The Earth Day Special, he made his debut appearances as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck (also voicing Tweety Bird and Porky Pig in the latter). Bugs and Daffy and Elmer Fudd were voiced by Bergman in the 1991 short Box-Office Bunny, Bugs’ debut in nearly 25 years.
In the 1991 fast Bunny, he portrayed Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, Yosemite Sam, and several characters (including Sylvester the Cat and Foghorn Leghorn) in animated TV specials and newer animated programs like Tiny Toon Adventures and The Plucky Duck Show). In the animated scenes of Gremlins 2: The New Batch, he also voiced Bugs, Daffy, and Porky.
She earns her income mainly from her acting career. Her estimated net worth is approximately $3 million US dollars.
Did you know?
- Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd made their debut appearances in the 1990 animated short Box-Office Bunny, Bugs’ first in nearly 25 years.
- Bergman had a recurring part on the AMC comedy-drama Remember WENN in the late 1990s as a radio intern Gus Kahana.
- Following Paul Frees’ death in 1986, Jeff Bergman took over as the Pillsbury Doughboy’s voice until 2013.
- When their former voice actors George O’Hanlon and Mel Blanc died during production on Jetsons: The Movie, Bergman portrayed George Jetson and Mr Spacely.