Gregory Lewis Burson was born on 29 June 1949 in Anaheim, California, US. He is a well-known American Voice Actor of the late 80s to the start of the 21st century. He is best known for his work in “Scooby Doo in Arabian Nights”, and “Jurassic Park”.
Greg got his training from ‘
’, a vocal legend. He took over to voicing Daws' characters after Daws death. In 1955, he got his first opportunity. He voiced “Bugs Bunny” in “Carrotblanca”, a very famous Looney Tune character. Looney Tunes was telecasted in cinemas and then released in packages combined with other Looney Tunes Cartoons. The “Bugs and the Daffy” show also used his voice for its Cartoon Network show in 1996-2003. He continued to lend his voice to many other cartoons including Yogi Bear, Daffy Duck, Taz-Mania and more.
Greg lent his voice in 1988 for the Hanna-Barbara classic, The Yogi Bear Show. He voiced for Yogi Bear after the death of Daws Butler, his mentor. Yogi Bear was Hanna-Barbara's first breakout character. It eventually became more popular than even Huckleberry Hound. He voiced more cartoons, including Hanna's A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration in 1988.
Greg soon became the Warner Bro's most gifted artist. He acted in Wake, Rattle & Roll, a TV show in 1990-91. It aired on Disney Channel. It got screening on Network Ten in Australia as well. He voiced hundreds of episodes of many famous cartoons. He spoke for legends like Mr. Magoo and Porky Pig.
His career reached great heights with his work in Jurassic Park in 1993, “Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland” in 1989, and Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights in 1994. His other work includes CatDog, “Batman's animated series”, “
” and more.
Alcoholism marked his later career. His success ended with his arrest in May 2004 by detectives. He barricaded himself inside his apartment for six hours in Tujunga. After that, he surrendered. Reports hinted that Greg had held a female roommates hostage. He was armed and inebriated. His two other female roommates informed the S.W.A.T. The reports also said that Greg created a nuisance with the police and spoke infuriating words when they tried to arrest him. Though, none of the women were harmed, the officers claim that Greg was too drunk to understand whether he was actually saying the words or acting them out.
Greg also announced jobs for movie trailers, series promos, and commercials. He suffered from arteriosclerosis and diabetes. At the age of fifty-nine, he passed away due to sickness. He died on 22 July 2008.