Besser appeared as an on a regular basis on “The Joey Bishop Current,” bringing his talents to virtually 100 episodes of that situation comedy (per IMDb). He made frequent appearances on completely different widespread Nineteen Sixties sitcoms as properly, cast in roles for “The Mothers-In-Regulation” and “Batman.” But it surely certainly was his voice that led him to the next half in his career, lasting until he retired in 1986.
Besser began getting common work as a voice actor, his whiny cadence being a staple for quite a lot of Saturday morning cartoons. His work on Abbott and Costello’s radio and television reveals opened doorways for Besser later in his career (via IMDb). His voice was the center of Nineteen Seventies cartoons “The Houndcats,” “The New Scooby-Doo Movies,” and “Jeannie.” He labored for the Hannah-Barbera studio in quite a lot of animated reveals, fascinating youth audiences collectively together with his character Scare Bear, which was a character in “Galaxy Goof-Ups,” and “Yogi’s Space Race.” Throughout the ’80s, he was certainly one of many necessary voice actors for the “Shirt Tails” cartoon, sooner than exhibiting in his remaining cartoon in 1986 as a result of the voice of Cupid in an episode of “The Smurfs.”
Whereas Besser will not be recognized to audiences beneath 40, many Gen X and Boomers are conversant within the actor, if not from his hilarious antics on “The Abbott and Costello Current” and his perform as a result of the Fifth Stooge, then as a result of the acquainted voice of cartoon characters that supplied part of the soundtrack to Saturday mornings of yesteryear.