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Jack Mercer is a Actor and Story American born on 13 january 1910 at New York City (USA)

Jack Mercer

Jack Mercer
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Nationality USA
Birth 13 january 1910 at New York City (USA)
Death 4 december 1984 (at 74 years) at Queens (USA)

For the English cricketer, see Jack Mercer (cricketer). For the American baseball player, see Jack Mercer (baseball).

Jack Mercer (January 13, 1910 – December 4, 1984) was an American animator, storyman and voice actor. He is best known as the voice of cartoon characters Popeye the Sailor and Felix the Cat. The son of vaudeville and Broadway performers, he also performed on the vaudeville and legitimate stage.


Mercer's first wife was Margie Hines, who provided the voice of Olive Oyl from 1939 to 1944.

Originally a resident of New York City, Mercer moved to Miami, Florida, when Fleischer Studios relocated there in 1938. After Famous Studios took over the Popeye cartoons, Mercer moved back to New York by early 1944. In the late 1970s he lived briefly in Los Angeles but moved back to New York City to live in Woodside, Queens. He died at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan on December 4, 1984 after stomach cancer-related problems. After his death, Maurice LaMarche, Jim Cummings and Billy West performed the voice of Popeye.

Usually with

Dave Fleischer
Dave Fleischer
(11 films)
Max Fleischer
Max Fleischer
(9 films)
Mae Questel
Mae Questel
(7 films)
Izzy Sparber
Izzy Sparber
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jack Mercer (19 films)

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The Puppetoon Movie, 1h30
Directed by Arnold Leibovit
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Actors Dick Beals, Dal McKennon, Art Clokey, Paul Frees, Victor Jory, Billy Bletcher
Rating70% 3.520413.520413.520413.520413.52041
The film opens on a film set, where Gumby and his friends are filming a dinosaur movie. A ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex named Arnie charges on set and is about to devour a young doe named Barbara when suddenly, he removes his false teeth and lets the doe go out of sympathy. Gumby cuts the scene and questions Arnie on his hesitation to act ferocious. Although Arnie knows it is all just acting, he feels unfit for the part because it just isn't him. He explains that he once was a ferocious T-Rex, but thanks to the divine influence of George Pal, he has reformed and is now a vegetarian without a bad bone in his body. Gumby fails to understand the profound effect of George Pal on Arnie's persona, so Arnie and Pokey show Gumby a set of George Pal shorts to show him the significance of the artist, thus starting The Puppetoon Movie.
Popeye (1980)
, 1h54
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Pirate films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul L. Smith, Paul Dooley, Richard Libertini
Roles Popeye Animated Prologue
Rating52% 2.6008952.6008952.6008952.6008952.600895
Popeye, a sailor, arrives at the small coastal town of Sweethaven ("Sweethaven—An Anthem") while searching for his long-lost father. He is immediately feared by the townsfolk simply because he is a stranger ("Blow Me Down"), and is accosted by a greedy taxman. He rents a room at the Oyl family's boarding house where the Oyls' daughter, Olive, is preparing for her engagement party. Her hand is promised to Captain Bluto, a powerful, perpetually angry bully who runs the town in the name of the mysterious Commodore. In the morning, Popeye visits the local diner for breakfast ("Everything Is Food") and demonstrates his strength as he brawls with a gang of provocative ruffians who give him and the other customers a hard time.
Popeye Meets the Man Who Hated Laughter
Directed by Hal Seeger, Jack Zander
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Superhero films, Space opera
Actors Bob McFadden, Jack Mercer, Corinne Orr
Roles Popeye / Wimpy (voice)
Rating64% 3.232483.232483.232483.232483.23248
Professor Morbid Grimsby is an evil genius who has won the prestigious "Meanie" award six years in a row; to guarantee a seventh, he plots to eliminate all laughter by getting rid of the Sunday funnies, with the aid of his henchman Brutus.
Fright to the Finish, 6minutes
Directed by Seymour Kneitel, Al Eugster
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Actors Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel
Roles Popeye
Rating62% 3.1488553.1488553.1488553.1488553.148855
It is Halloween night and Olive is reading ghost stories to Popeye and Bluto. Both of the men want to have alone time with Olive, with Popeye wondering why Bluto hasn't gone home and Bluto wondering what to do to get rid of Popeye. Bluto decides to stage various pranks (a headless man, an animated skeleton, and a sheet-over-balloon ghost) to scare Olive and Popeye. He pins the blame on Popeye, Olive kicks him out of her house, and Bluto goes to comfort her.
Hysterical History
Directed by Izzy Sparber
Origin USA
Actors Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel
Roles Christopher Columbus / Native-American Reporter / Native-American Chief / Benjamin Franklin / James W. Marshall / Alexander Graham Bell
Rating50% 2.539122.539122.539122.539122.53912
The story of American History is told. The cartoon starts when Columbus discovers America, arrives at the new land, where he finds cameramen and newspaper reporters.
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, 1h8
Directed by Clyde Geronimi, James Algar, Jack Kinney
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Horror, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Eric Blore, Bing Crosby, J. Pat O'Malley, Basil Rathbone, Claud Allister, Campbell Grant
Roles Engine Driver
Rating69% 3.495593.495593.495593.495593.49559
La Mare aux grenouilles Inspirée du Vent dans les saules de Kenneth Grahame (1908) , la première partie du film raconte l'histoire de Crapaud baron Têtard dont la passion débordante pour les automobiles inquiète grandement ses amis Taupe, Rat et Blaireau, surtout quand Crapaud échange son manoir ancestral à des fouines contre un bolide volé... Crapaud se met rapidement à flâner sans but sur les routes, jusqu'au jour où sa drôle d'escapade le mène derrière les barreaux. Ses amis s'acharnent à prouver son innocence en allant chercher des preuves dans son ancien manoir occupé par des bandits.
A Jolly Good Furlough, 7minutes
Directed by Joe Oriolo, Dan Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Actors Marjorie Hines, Jack Mercer
Roles Popeye
Rating59% 2.974372.974372.974372.974372.97437
Mr. Bug Goes to Town, 1h17
Directed by Shamus Culhane, Dave Fleischer, Al Eugster
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about music and musicians, Films about insects, Musical films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Jack Mercer, Jean Rhys, Tedd Pierce, Pinto Colvig, Marjorie Hines
Roles Mr. Bumble (voice)
Rating70% 3.538333.538333.538333.538333.53833
Les amours de Hoppity le criquet et Douce, la fille d'un bourdon, sont troublées par la négligence des humains et le projet de construction d'un gratte-ciel sur leur territoire. L'héroïne est aussi menacée d'un mariage forcé avec Monsieur Scarabée.
Pinocchio (1940)
, 1h28
Directed by Norman Ferguson, Thornton Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Cétacé, Adaptations de Pinocchio, Musical films, Films about toys, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Cliff Edwards, Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Walter Catlett, Charles Judels
Rating73% 3.694443.694443.694443.694443.69444
After singing the film's signature song "When You Wish Upon a Star", Jiminy Cricket explains that he is going to tell a story of a wish coming true. His story begins in the Tuscany workshop of a woodworker named Geppetto. Jiminy watches as Geppetto finishes work on a wooden marionette whom he names Pinocchio (a name his cat Figaro and fish Cleo both dislike). Before falling asleep, Geppetto makes a wish on a star that Pinocchio would be a real boy. During the night, a Blue Fairy visits the workshop and brings Pinocchio to life, although he still remains a puppet. She informs him that if he proves himself brave, truthful, and unselfish he will become a real boy and assigns Jiminy to be his conscience.
Granite Hotel
Directed by Dave Fleischer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Actors Jack Mercer
Rating56% 2.8136752.8136752.8136752.8136752.813675
Set in a modern stone-age time, the viewer is presented to a gallery of characters like a telephone operator, the ventriloquist "Edgar Burgundy" and his doll "Charlie Bacardi" (a play on Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy) and a barber. A guest in need of a chess player calls the fire department who arrives riding a sauropod.
Gulliver's Travels, 1h16
Directed by Roland Dimon Crandall, Dave Fleischer, Max Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel, Grim Natwick
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Action, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Musical films
Actors Pinto Colvig, Jack Mercer, Cal Howard, Tedd Pierce
Roles King Little (voice) (uncredited)
Rating66% 3.345773.345773.345773.345773.34577
On November 5, 1699, Gulliver (voiced by Sam Parker) washes onto Lilliput, after a shipwreck. While scouting the forest, the town crier 'Gabby' (voiced by Pinto Colvig), finds Gulliver unconscious body and rushes to warn the ruler of Lilliput, King Little (voiced by Jack Mercer). At this time, Little and his friend, King Bombo (voiced by Tedd Pierce) of Blefuscu, are signing a wedding contract, granting their children, Princess Glory of Lilliput (voiced by Jessica Dragonette) to Prince David of Blefuscu (voiced by Lanny Ross), permission to marry. When they argue over which song is to play at the wedding, Bombo declares war.
All's Fair at the Fair
Directed by Dave Fleischer
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Actors Marjorie Hines, Jack Mercer
Rating68% 3.4229653.4229653.4229653.4229653.422965
The Film Daily called the short a "novelty cartoon" and gave the following review:
The Paneless Window Washer, 6minutes
Directed by Dave Fleischer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Actors Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wickie
Roles Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Rating71% 3.5613453.5613453.5613453.5613453.561345
Bluto is trying to make a buck by spraying mud on the windows to make people think they're dirty. Up 20 stories (or at least Popeye says that) is Olive Oyl, public stenographer. Wiping all kinds of windows, Popeye and Bluto get into a bitter quarrel between who's better at cleaning windows.