Bill Scott was a well-known name in the entertainment industry for his abilities as a voice artist, writer, and singer. He began his career as a writer and quickly earned the nickname “story man” while working at Warner Brothers. His mastery of the pen propelled him to new heights in his illustrious career. He worked for Jay Wards and United Productions of America during his career. He was offered the voice over for Bullwinkle while narrating the script of ‘The Rock and Bullwinkle’ for Jay Wards, using a different voice tone for each character for better understanding. He gladly accepted the offer and has since provided voices for a number of animated cartoon characters. He worked on a number of films, including ‘George of the Jungle,’ ‘Super Chicken,’ ‘Tom Slick,’ ‘Fractured Flickers,’ and ‘Hoppity Hooper,’ in addition to writing and voice acting. He was also a talented singer and a member of the Little Theatre troupe.
Childhood and Adolescence
William John Scott, better known as Bill Scott, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Little is known about his upbringing or education.
Career of Bill
He began his career in the US Army’s First Motion Picture Unit during World War II. He collaborated with animators like Frank Thomas in the early years.
He rose to prominence as a’story man’ after the war. At Warner Brothers, he worked under director Arthur Davis.
He then went to Universal Productions of America’s avant-garde studio, where he worked as a writer.
He and Phil Eastman were in charge of adapting Dr. Seuss’s original story into the 1951 Academy Award-winning animated short film “Gerald McBoing-Boing.”
Later, ‘Gerald McBoing-Boing’ was adapted into a television show of the same name. The United States National Film Registry chose it for preservation because it is culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.
Two years later, he and other writers adapted Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart,’ another Academy Award nominated short animation film.
He began his career as a voice actor only later, when he joined Jay Ward as the head writer, co-producer, and voice artist. He did voice-over work for a number of television shows, including ‘The Rock and Bullwinkle Show.’ He rose to prominence as the voice of Bullwinkle and Dudley Do-Right on the animated series Bullwinkle and Dudley Do-Right.
He tried his hand at acting in addition to writing adventure scripts, producing shows, and providing voiceover for animated characters. He appeared in films such as ‘George of the Jungle,’ ‘Super Chicken,’ and ‘Tom Slick,’ as well as ‘Fractured Flickers,’ and ‘Hoppity Hooper,’ among others.
He also appeared in the live-action television show ‘The Duck Factory,’ which starred Jim Carrey, Don Messick, and Frank Welker.
He went on to work for Walt Disney Studios later in his career. He did voice work for a few shows, including The Wuzzles, where he was the voice artist for Moosel, and Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears, where he was the voice of GruffiGummi. His last role before his death was as a voice over for GruffiGummi.
He was a talented singer and performer in addition to writing and serving as a voice artist. He was a member of the Football Curtain raisers, a Tujunga Little Theatre group.
Aside from performing, he aided a number of aspiring young stars in difficult times and encouraged aspiring actors and musicians.
Personal History and Legacy
He married Dorothy and they had a child. Three children were born to the couple. Due to cardiac arrest, he passed away on November 29, 1985. His wife and children survived him.
The Wuzzles’ upcoming episodes and seasons were canceled following his death. His part in Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears was also recast with new actors.
Estimated Net Worth
Bill Scott’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $10 million dollars. He has amassed a substantial fortune as a result of his primary profession as an actor.
For the show ‘The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show,’ this talented voice actor provided the voice of Bullwinkle.