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Thurl Ravenscroft (1914–2005)

Born in 1914, raised in Norfolk, Nebraska, Thurl Ravenscroft served as a navigator in the US Army Air Transport Command in World War II before settling in Hollywood. An accomplished singer, he performed with The Sportsmen Quartet, The Mellomen, The Johnny Mann Singers, and many major stars, including Jim Nabors and Elvis Presley. He was best known... See full bio »

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 1996 Superior Duck (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1989 Splash Mountain (Video Game)
Bullfrogs (voice)
 1978 The Small One (Short)
Potter (voice, uncredited)
 1977 The Hobbit (TV Movie)
Goblin (voice, uncredited)
 1977 Halloween Is Grinch Night (TV Short)
Monsters / Bass Singer (voice, uncredited)
 1977 Donny and Marie (TV Series)
Darth Vader / Narrator
- Episode #3.1 (1977) ... Darth Vader / Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1977 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Singer (voice, uncredited)
 1972 The Lorax (TV Short)
Singer (voice, uncredited)
 1961-1971 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Baloo the Bear / Stromboli / Singing Caterpillar
- Disney on Parade (1971) ... Baloo the Bear / Stromboli (voice, uncredited)
- The Coyote's Lament (1961) ... Singing Caterpillar (singing voice, uncredited)
 1971 Stand Up and Cheer (TV Series)
 1971 The Cat in the Hat (TV Short)
Thing 1 (voice)
 1970 Horton Hears a Who! (TV Short)
Wickersham Brother (voice, uncredited)
 1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (singing voice, uncredited)
 1969 The Love God?
Choir Singer (uncredited)
 1968 The Night Before Christmas (TV Movie)
Soloist
 1966 How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (TV Short)
Singer 'You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch' (voice, uncredited)
 1965 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Humphrey
- Jed and the Countess (1965) ... Humphrey (voice, uncredited)
 1965 The Man from Button Willow
Reverend / Saloon Man#2 (voice, uncredited)
 1964 Mary Poppins
Hog / Andrew's Whimper (voice, uncredited)
 1963 The Sword in the Stone
Black Bart (voice, uncredited)
 1963 It Happened at the World's Fair
The Mellomen (uncredited)
 1962 Gay Purr-ee
Singer "The Money Cat" (voice, uncredited)
 1961 Donald and the Wheel (Short)
Spirit of Progress, Senior (voice, as The Mellomen)
 1961 101 Dalmatians
Captain (voice)
 1960 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Enrico Scortachini
- Christmas Show (1960) ... Enrico Scortachini (uncredited)
 1959 Noah's Ark (Short)
Shem / Ham / Japeth (voice, uncredited)
 1959 Sleeping Beauty
Singer (voice, uncredited)
 1958 Paul Bunyan (Short)
Paul Bunyan (voice)
 1958 South Pacific
Stewpot (singing voice, uncredited)
 1957 The Story of Anyburg U.S.A. (Short)
Cyrus P. Sliderule (voice, uncredited)
 1956 You Can't Run Away from It
Reporter (uncredited)
 1956 Design for Dreaming (Short) (voice)
 1955 It's Always Fair Weather
Harry Wilson (voice, uncredited)
 1955 Love Me or Leave Me
Singer (uncredited)
 1955 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
Opera Singer
- High Pitch (1955) ... Opera Singer (uncredited)
 1954 Rose Marie
Indian Medicine Man (uncredited)
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story
The Mellomen (uncredited)
 1953 Peter Pan
Chorus Singer (singing voice, uncredited)
 1952 Trick or Treat (Short)
Jack-o'lantern (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Because You're Mine
Singer in Radio Commercial (uncredited)
 1951 Alice in Wonderland
Card Painter (uncredited)
 1951 Rooty Toot Toot (Short)
Jonathan Bailey, Honest John the Crook (voice)
 1950 Cinderella
Additional Voices (voice, uncredited)
 1950 Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy (TV Movie)
Tall Bass Singer (uncredited)
 1949 Arson, Inc.
Singer at Party (uncredited)
 1946 Make Mine Music
Singer (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Springtime for Pluto (Short)
Singing Caterpillar (singing voice, uncredited)
 1942 Lost Canyon
Tall Bass-Singing Ranch Hand (as The Sportsmen Quartette)
 1942 Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die
Quartet member (uncredited)
 1941 Jingle Belles (Short)
Singer (as The Sportsmen)
 1941 Puddin' Head
Member of The Sportsmen Quartet (as The Sportsman Quartette)
 1941 The Nifty Nineties (Short)
Singer (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Prehistoric Porky (Short)
Lizard Singer (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Little Blabbermouse (Short)
Chew Tobacco (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Pilgrim Porky (Short)
Singer (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Isle of Destiny
Sportsman Quartet Member
 1939 Sioux Me (Short)
Indian Bass Singer (voice, uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercials: Voice of Tony the Tiger in Kellogg's Frosted Flakes commercials. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Mellomen | Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft | The Sportsman Quartette | The Sportsmen Quartette | The Sportsmen

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm the only man in the world that has made a career with one word: Grrrrreeeat!

Trivia:

For Disneyland Park, he is the voices of Buff, the buffalo head on the Country Bear Jamboree; lead vocalist on the theme song "Grim Grinning Ghosts" in the Haunted Mansion (he is the bust that most people have mistaken as Walt Disney); Fritz, the German-accented parrot in the Tiki Room; can also be heard on the Columbia Sailing Ship song spiel and the recorded narration of the jungle cruise (... See more »

Trademark:

Best known as the voice of Tony the Tiger in Frosted Flakes commercials See more »

Nickname:

Pappy

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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