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Courage the Cowardly Dog
Lionel Wilson
Lionel Wilson
Birth name: Lionel Lazarus Salzer
Sex: Male
Born: March 22, 1924
Died: April 30, 2003 (aged 79)
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Occupation: Voice actor
Years active: 1936-2001
Voice of: Eustace Bagge (1999-2001)
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Lionel Wilson (born Lionel Lazarus Salzer; (March 22, 1924 - April 30, 2003) was an American voice actor.

Lionel started acting in 1949 on the series The Aldrich Family as George Bigalow. Then, in 1957, he arrived at Terrytoons, voicing all the characters for Tom Terrific , then in 1963 appeared on the TV series The Hector Heathcote Show as Sidney the Elephant and Stanley the Lion. From 1966 to 1971 Wilson played Billy Bear on several animated shorts.

In November 1998, at the age of 74 and 4th months prior to his 75th birthday, Wilson landed the role of Eustace Bagge on the Cartoon Network animated series Courage the Cowardly Dog. After 33 episodes as Eustace, Wilson retired because of illness in August 2001 (with the Season 3 episode "Tulip's Worm" being his last appearance in the series). He was replaced by Arthur Anderson a month later as he started voicing Eustace in the episode of that same season "So in Louvre We Are Two" even though some of Wilson's dialogue, screams, grunts, laughs, and other recordings would be reused until the series finale.

Wilson died of pneumonia on April 30, 2003, being 79 years old 5 months and a week after the series finale.

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