Dean of Hollywood Voicemen who was the original voice of Disney's Goofy and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and television's Bozo the Clown.
At age 12, he decided to join a Portland street huckster, playing the clarinet in a hobo clown costume.
After he joined Disney he worked prolifically in voice work--he was the practical pig in the Three Little Pigs--and some lyrics writing. He co-developed the lyrics to Big Bad Wolf.
He was born in Jacksonville, Oregon, one of seven children of Judge William Mason Colvig and his wife, Adelaide Birdseye.
Clarence Nash provided another cherished Disney character voice, that of Donald Duck.