One of my fondest memories of growing up here in Michigan were all the wonderful cartoons we were able to watch – for free – on local television...and this was long before cable TV even existed.

Depending on where you lived, and if you had a strong antenna attached to your roof, you could pull in cartoon shows from different cities around the state (especially if the weather co-operated): Detroit, Kalamazoo, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing...they all had great cartoon programs.

Many of the cartoons we watched were ones that were made before we were even born: Bugs Bunny, Popeye, and others made by various studios. These were cartoons that were made to accompany feature films in the movie theaters, years before television appeared in households. Then there were the cartoons that were specially made for television: Rocky & Bullwinkle, Yogi Bear, Scooby Doo, the Flintstones, Jetsons, and countless others.

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The voices of these characters are firmly entrenched in our minds as being only by these characters...so when we see the actual humans who supplied these voices, it sometimes takes us by surprise.

Can you picture the man who did the voice of Bullwinkle J. Moose?
Did you know that even though Mel Blanc did most all the Looney Tunes voices (Bugs, Porky, Daffy, Sylvester, Yosemite Sam, etc.), someone else did vocals for Elmer Fudd? Ever wonder who did all the ”ruh-roh's” and giggling for Scooby Doo?
And how about Bluto from the 'Popeye' cartoons?
You'll see these and more in the gallery below.

So with that said, I have matched up thirteen of the most classic cartoon characters with their human counterparts, so you can get a good look at who gave us so much enjoyment when we were kids...

Human Counterparts of Famous Cartoon Characters

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