Joseph Tapley "Joe" Dougherty (November 4, 1898 – April 19, 1978) was an American actor and voice actor who provided the original voice of the Warner Bros. animation character, Porky Pig, starting with the character's debut in I Haven't Got a Hat in 1935 through Porky's Romance in 1937. After that, Mel Blanc took over the role and voiced Porky for 52 years. Dougherty spoke with a natural stutter which became one of the character's trademarks; Dougherty's inability to control his stutter was a factor in the part being recast.

Joe Dougherty
Joseph Tapley Dougherty

(1898-11-04)November 4, 1898
DiedApril 19, 1978(1978-04-19) (aged 79)
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1935–1967
Known forVoice of Porky Pig

Dougherty was born in Missouri. Before becoming an actor, Dougherty attended medical school at the University of Nebraska, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He died in Los Angeles, California.


Dougherty died on April 19, 1978 from a heart attack. He was 79 years old.

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