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Bradley Bolke, 'Tennessee Tuxedo' Voice Actor, Dies at Age 93

Updated On 17 Jan, 2019 Published On

Bradley Bolke, the voice actor who voiced 'Chumley the walrus' opposite Don Adams in the Tennessee Tuxedo cartoons of the 1960s, has died at the age 93.

The official historian and biographer for Rankin/Bass Productions confirmed his death to The Hollywood Reporter, saying died Tuesday, January 16, in Dobbs Ferry, New York, Rick Goldschmidt.

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Bradley also played the shoe-pounding Soviet leader on the comedy album The First Family. It was recorded on October 22, 1962, the day former U.S. President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech on the Cuban Missile Crisis to the American people.

More than a million copies of The First Family, in which Vaughn Meader voiced JFK, was sold a week in its first six weeks. The album won the Grammy Award for album of the year at the time.

Bradley voiced the Ghostly Trio in 1960's The New Casper Cartoon Show starring Norma MacMillan opposite him as the friendly ghost.

He is survived by a niece. Funeral services for the late voice actor will be announced in the coming days!

Rest In Peace Bradley Bolke!

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