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Gus Wickie (1885–1947)

Gus Wickie was born on May 7, 1885 in Germany as August Wicke. He was an actor, known for The 'Hyp-Nut-Tist' (1935), Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936) and I Wanna Be a Life Guard (1936). He died on May 7, 1947 in Belleville, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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 1938 Big Chief Ugh-Amugh-Ugh (Short)
Big Chief Ugh-Amugh-Ugh (voice, uncredited)
 1938 Learn Polikeness (Short)
Professor Bluteau (voice, uncredited)
 1938 Let's Celebrake (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1937 Fowl Play (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1937 Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves (Short)
Abu Hassan (voice, uncredited)
 1937 Protek the Weakerist (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1937 The Football Toucher Downer (Short)
Young Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1937 I Likes Babies and Infinks (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1937 I Never Changes My Altitude (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1937 Morning, Noon and Night Club (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1937 The Twisker Pitcher (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1937 Hospitaliky (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1937 My Artistical Temperature (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1937 Organ Grinder's Swing (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1937 The Paneless Window Washer (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1936 I'm in the Army Now (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1936 Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (Short)
Sindbad (voice, uncredited)
 1936 The Spinach Roadster (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1936 Hold the Wire (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1936 Little Swee'pea (Short)
Crocodile - Elephant - Hippo (voice, uncredited)
 1936 Let's Get Movin' (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1936 I Wanna Be a Life Guard (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1936 What -- No Spinach? (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1936 Bridge Ahoy! (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1936 I-Ski Love-Ski You-Ski (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1936 Brotherly Love (Short)
Bruiser (voice, uncredited)
 1936 A Clean Shaven Man (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1936 Somewhere in Dreamland (Short)
Baker (voice, uncredited)
 1936 Vim, Vigor and Vitaliky (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1935 The Spinach Overture (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1935 Adventures of Popeye (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1935 King of the Mardi Gras (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1935 You Gotta Be a Football Hero (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1935 Dizzy Divers (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1935 For Better or Worser (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1935 Choose Your 'Weppins' (Short)
Prisoner (voice, uncredited)
 1935 The 'Hyp-Nut-Tist' (Short)
 1935 Be Kind to 'Aminals' (Short)
Bluto (voice, uncredited)
 1935 An Elephant Never Forgets (Short)
Elephant, Hippo (voice, uncredited)
 1932 S.O.S. (Short)
Pirate Captain / Hippo (voice, uncredited)
 1931 Silly Scandals (Short)
Magician / Hippo (voice, uncredited)
 1931 In My Merry Oldsmobile (Short)
Peeping Tom (voice, uncredited)
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Gus Wickie was the baritone of a vocal quartet used by Paramount. He is best known as the early voice of Bluto in the classic Fleischer Popeye shorts. His deep voice and heartily wicked laugh made his the signature voice for the Popeye villain. Sadly, he died in 1938 after appearing in only 28 of the classic shorts.


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