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Birth Name: Don Messick
Born: 09/07/1926
Birth Place: Buffalo, New York, USA
Death Place: Salinas, California, USA
Died: 10/25/1997

Donald Earl Messick was born on Sept. 7, 1926 in Buffalo, NY to house painter Binford Messick and his wife, Lena. The family moved to Baltimore soon after his birth before his father's search for work required them to relocate to the remote town of Nanticoke. There, Messick became aware of voice acting through listening to the versatile actors on weekly radio series. Initially, he parlayed his interest through a self-taught ventriloquist act, which he performed at various functions throughout the Chesapeake Bay's Eastern Shore at the age of 13. Two years later, he had earned his own one-man radio show on WBOC, the area's sole radio station. After graduating from high school at 16, Messick mo... Continue Bio >>

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