Prolific Voice Actor McCann Who Recorded Famous Line "I'm Cuckoo For Cocoa Puffs!" Dies Aged 83

Date April 10, 2018

On April 8, the world lost another talent. Chuck McCann, a famous American comic, host of the 1960s children’s TV show, and a character actor, passed away at 83. As his publicist reveals, the voice artist died of congestive heart failure in one of the hospitals in Los Angeles.

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What do we know about Chuck McCann?

During the 1960s, he became famous after he had taken over a number of variety shows that entertained children with puppets and light-hearted humor. 1968 was a breakthrough year for McCann, because he appeared in his first major film titled The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.


He also began the animation career, doing numerous commercials. You probably know Chuck by the voice of Sonny the Cuckoo Bird in General Mills ads.

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In the 1970s, the actor made frequent guest appearances on TV shows, such as Columbo, Bonanza, and The Rockford Files. As for his career as a voice actor, McCann lent his voice to Duckworth in DuckTales, the Thing in the Fantastic Four, Mayor Grafton on The Garfield Show, and many others.

The actor has been in the industry for many decades, so it’s no wonder fans were devastated upon getting to know the sad news. Many celebs and McCann’s admirers rushed to the social media platform to send condolences.

Here are some of the messages shared

Rest in peace, Chuck McCann!

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