Blanc was born in San Francisco, Ca., later moving to Portland, Or.
where he attended Lincoln High School. He began a radio career in
1927 as a voice actor on the KGW program The Hoot Owls. In 1933,
after a stint in Los Angeles, Blanc returned to Portland and worked at
KEX radio where he produced and co-hosted a show called Cobweb
Mel returned to Los Angeles in 1935 and joined Warner Bros.–owned
KFWB radio in Hollywood. He soon became a regular on NBC’s The
Jack Benny Program, playing various roles.
Mel Blanc, "The Man of a Thousand Voices", is regarded as one of the most influential people in the voice-acting industry. He was the first voice artist
in Hollywood to receive screen credit.