Harold John "Hal" Smith (August 24, 1916 – January 28, 1994) was an American actor whose voice was familiar in both radio and animation for many years. After serving in World War II, he appeared on many television shows such as The Andy Griffith Show, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, and The Red Skelton Show. He also appeared occasionally in movies, such as Disney's Son of Flubber.
Smith was at his prime in animated voice-overs, however. Notable examples of characters voiced by Smith include Elmer Fudd (after Arthur Q. Bryan's death), Gyro Gearloose and Flintheart Glomgold on DuckTales, Goofy in several Disney productions like Mickey's Christmas Carol, Philippe the horse in Beauty and the Beast, Owl in the Winnie the Pooh shorts (Smith also voiced Pooh himself after Sterling Holloway retired, from 1983 to 1986), various characters on The Huckleberry Hound Show and The Flintstones, and of course, Santa Claus in several Christmas specials, many of them produced by Hanna-Barbera. He also did numerous TV commercials.
Christmas special credits
|"Christmas Flintstone"||1964||Santa Claus|
|"The Voice of Christmas"||1969||Santa Claus|
|Santa and the Three Bears||1970|| Grandfather|
|A Christmas Story||1972|| Santa Claus|
|A Flintstone Christmas||1977||Santa Claus|
|The Small One||1978||Auctioneer|
|Casper's First Christmas||1979||Santa Claus|
|Yogi's First Christmas||1980|| Otto the Chef|
|Yogi Bear's All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper||1982|| J. Wellington Jones|
|Mickey's Christmas Carol||1983||Jacob Marley (Goofy)|
|Christmas at Pooh Corner||1983|| Winnie the Pooh|
|"Miracle at the 34th Precinct"||1993||Santa Claus|
|The Town Santa Forgot||1993||Santa Claus|