Animated Character Database

Jerry is a fictional character and one of the title characters (the first being Tom) in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's series of Tom and Jerry theatrical cartoon short films. Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Jerry is a brown house mouse, who first appeared as a mouse named Jinx in the 1940 MGM animated short Puss Gets the Boot.Hanna gave the mouse's original name as "Jinx",while Barbera claimed the mouse went unnamed in his first appearance.

Voice Actors[]

Jerry is primarily mute in most incarnations of Tom and Jerry, but on occasion he did have a voice.

  • William Hanna: Vocal effects in the Hanna-Barbera era (1942–1958) shorts: The Lonesome MouseThe Million Dollar CatTom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers (archival recording from classic shorts), The Tom and Jerry Show (2014 TV series) (archival recording from classic shorts)
  • Sara Berner: 1944 short: The Zoot Cat. Speaking and singing voice for Jerry in Anchors Aweigh
  • Lillian Randolph (voice of Mammy Two Shoes): 1946 short: The Milky Waif as Jerry and Nibbles disguise themselves as black people to fool Tom (see Censorship for information).
  • Paul Frees: 1951 short: His Mouse Friday and 1956 short: Blue Cat Blues.
  • Allen Swift: Vocal effects in the Gene Deitch era (1961–1962) shorts
  • Mel Blanc: Vocal effects in the Chuck Jones era (1963–1967) shorts
  • John StephensonThe Tom and Jerry Show (1975 TV series)
  • Frank WelkerThe Tom and Jerry Comedy ShowTom and Jerry KidsTom and Jerry: The Magic Ring
  • Dana HillTom and Jerry: The Movie[15]
  • Dee Bradley BakerTom and Jerry: Blast Off to MarsTom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry
  • Samuel VincentTom and Jerry Tales
  • Charlie AdlerTom and Jerry in War of the Whiskers