Mel Blanc (born Melvin Jerome Blank) was born in San Francisco and grew up in Portland, Oregon where he attended Lincoln High School. He changed is last name to ‘Blanc’ at the age of 16. While still in his teens, Blanc started his career as a voice actor on KGW radio in 1927 and produced and hosted his own show on KEX radio beginning in 1933. Blanc moved to Southern California in 1935, eventually working on CBS and NBC radio programs, including Jack Benny in the late 1930s and later on Benny’s TV show. Blanc is best known for providing voices for classic Warner Brothers cartoons beginning in 1936. Many of his characters included Bugs Bunny, porky Pig, Daffy Duck, and Tweety Bird just to name a few.