|Nickname(s) Mr. Ranger|
|Created by William Hanna
Portrayed by Tom Cavanagh (2010 film)
Voiced by Don Messick (1958–1994) Greg Burson (1991: Yo Yogi!) Corey Burton (1999: Spümcø shorts) Tom Cavanagh (Yogi Bear: The Video Game)
Relatives Yogi Bear (rival/friend) Boo-Boo Bear (friend) Cindy Bear (friend) Slippery Smith (evil twin) Rachel Johnson (girlfriend)
First appearance Yogi Bear's Big Break (1958)
Movies Yogi Bear, Boo Boo Runs Wild, Yogi the Easter Bear
Creators Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Played by Tom Cavanagh, Don Messick, Corey Burton
Similar Boo‑Boo Bear, Yogi Bear, Cindy Bear, Snagglepuss, Yakky Doodle
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Ranger Smith (originally voiced by Don Messick) is a fictional character in the Yogi Bear cartoon series.
- A day in the life of ranger smith john k sp mc
- Other appearances
- Television shows
- Films and Specials
- Video games
A former US Army soldier, he is the serious and stern authority figure in Jellystone Park, in contrast to the antics of the troublesome Yogi, and he greatly disapproves of Yogi's picnic basket thievery, mainly because it repels parkgoers and creates a lot of extra work for him.
In the original Yogi Bear shorts on Huckleberry Hound, a different and unnamed character that would evolve into Ranger Smith had a much different appearance, looking older and with a white mustache, though his voice was the same (this character model would eventually be used for Smith's boss in later specials). Even after his trademark appearance had been established, Ranger Smith's design was notably inconsistently drawn throughout each episode of "The Yogi Bear Show". In one episode, he appears as his young self, but this is may be his first actual encounter with Yogi as he doesn't appear to recognize him and refers to Yogi as "that bear".
Ranger Smith is sometimes very friendly with Yogi. In other episodes, he wants nothing more than to send Yogi away to the zoo. The attitudes of the Ranger towards Yogi usually parallel Yogi's behavior: if Yogi is up to mischief, then Smith wants to be rid of him; if Yogi is trying to behave himself, the ranger will often be supportive. There seems to be a deep down, if not grudging respect for Yogi. Although the two have a somewhat antagonistic relationship, if serious trouble were to befall one of them, the other, usually attempts to rescue him. They also have a long-running friendly rivalry.
Ranger Smith genuinely likes Boo-Boo, because Boo-Boo always tries to stay out of trouble, unlike Yogi. Some episodes have Ranger Smith answering to the his superior the park commissioner.
From the time of the character's debut until 1994, Ranger Smith was voiced by Don Messick in his last performance as Yogi the Easter Bear.
In Yo Yogi!, Ranger Smith known as Officer Smith was voiced by Greg Burson.
In the Spümcø shorts, Ranger Smith is voiced by Corey Burton.
In the Yogi Bear film, the character is portrayed by Tom Cavanagh.