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Prolific voice actor and comedian Chuck McCann dies at 83

Actor and comedian Chuck McCann died Sunday of congestive heart failure in a Los Angeles hospital at the age of 83. (Courtesy photo)
Actor and comedian Chuck McCann died Sunday of congestive heart failure in a Los Angeles hospital at the age of 83. (Courtesy photo)

LOS ANGELES – Actor and comedian Chuck McCann, who recorded the famous line “I’m cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!” has died. He was 83.

His publicist Edward Lozzi said McCann died Sunday of congestive heart failure in a Los Angeles hospital.

McCann was born Sept. 2, 1934 in Brooklyn. He moved to Los Angeles in the 1970s and made guest appearances on shows including “Little House on the Prairie,” “Bonanza,” and “Columbo.”

He began an animation acting career, in which he voiced Mayor Grafton on “The Garfield Show,” and reprised Ducksworth in “DuckTales: Remastered.”

He also played Heff Heffalump in Disney’s “The New Adventures of Winnie The Pooh.”

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Fanning, and two daughters.


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