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George O'Hanlon
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Born

1912

Died

1989

George O'Hanlon (November 23, 1912 - February 11, 1989) was an American screen actor, comedian, and voice actor. He was a native of Brooklyn, New York City.

Movie fans know him best as the star of Warner Bros' live-action Joe McDoakes short subjects from 1942 to 1956. Television viewers recognize him as the voice of George Jetson in Hanna-Barbera's 1962 prime-time animated television series The Jetsons and its 1980s revival.

From the early 1940s, O'Hanlon was a character comedian in feature films, usually playing the hero's streetwise, cynical friend. He appeared in features for various studios while continuing in the Joe McDoakes role for Warners. After the McDoakes series lapsed in 1956, O'Hanlon returned to character work, mostly in television (two rare post-McDoakes movie appearances are in Bop Girl Goes Calypso and Kronos, both from 1957).

In 1958, O'Hanlon played a New York publicist for a fashion model, Loco Jones, portrayed by Barbara Eden in her first sitcom, the syndicated romantic comedy, How to Marry a Millionaire. In the autumn of 1964, he appeared as a cab driver in the thirteen-episode CBS drama The Reporter starring Harry Guardino in the title role of Danny Taylor of the fictitious New York Globe newspaper. Gary Merrill co-starred as city editor Lou Sheldon.

In 1962, He appeared famously as the voice of George Jetson.

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