In addition to a lengthy career in radio and film as a narrator and actor, Beck was a prolific voice artist in animation, becoming a regular at Famous Studios in the mid-1940s. He voiced Bluto in the Popeye cartoons, Little Lulu's father and Buzzy the Crow, who was a foil for Katnip the Cat in a number of cartoons. Later, he would lend his voice to animated films such as Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown and series like G. I. Joe and Popeye the Sailor (as Bluto's replacement, Brutus). His voice was also employed for commercials, as an announcer, and in various other capacities.
Beck died of a stroke on July 28, 2004 at age 92. He is buried in Brooklyn's Mount Hope Cemetery.
- Jackson Beck at the Internet Movie Database