Johnny Murray was an American voice actor. Before 1929, he was a cornetist at the Cocoanut Grove. In 1929, he was under a contract with First National Pictures to sing for Richard Barthelmess in his films; he provided Barthelmess's voice in Weary River. He is most famous today for his role as Bosko, the first star of Warner Brothers cartoons. He was the voice actor for Bosko in the 1933 short, Bosko's Picture Show. This cartoon is infamous for perhaps containing the first cartoon depiction of Adolf Hitler, and possibly of being among the first, if not first, widely distributed films that contain verbal usage of the f-bomb. If that is the case, Murray is the first person to use the f-bomb in Hollywood cinema.
Movies & TV shows
Bosko in Dutch
Set on a frozen pond in Holland, various animals attempt to skate on the slippery ice.
Shuffle Off to Buffalo
An animated singing and dancing revue of babies (representing a variety of stereotypes) who are being prepared for delivery by stork.
Bosko's Picture Show
Bosko runs a movie theater that shows a wacky newsreel with Jack Dumpsey, a slapstick short from Haurel and Lardy, and a turn-of-the-century melodrama starring Honey.
Bosko in Person
Bosko and Honey perform a wacky stage act that includes doing imitations of Maurice Chevalier, Greta Garbo and Jimmy Durante.
Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee
An American Indian boy and girl sing and dance in the forest along with the animals. Trouble begins when a fire threatens baby birds in their nest.
Bosko's Dog Race
A Bosko cartoon....
Bosko's Dizzy Date
A Bosko cartoon....
Bosko and Bruno
Bosko, carrying his hobo stick, travels along the railroad tracks with his dog, Bruno. Unfortunately, they're both on the tracks as they cross a bridge and realize that a train is coming perilously ne...
Bosko's Woodland Daze
While romping through the forest, Bosko falls asleep and dreams of giants and gnomes. (bosko.toonzone.net)
Bosko the Drawback
Bosko is the star player in a wacky game of professional football.
Ride Him, Bosko
Ride Him, Bosko! is a western-flavored cartoon with lots of shooting gags involving body reduction, and card characters singing! There's also an alcohol gag that has a really strong one turning a male...
Shopkeeper Bosko takes care of business.
Bosko at the Beach
A Bosko cartoon....
Bosko is a brave little boxer who battles the champion, Gas House Harry. The enormous brute proves a bit much, even for a plucky underdog.
Bosko at the Zoo
Bosko and Honey go to the zoo. Honey is frightened by the lion, but Bosko is the one who ends up in danger.
Bosko and Honey yodel happily in the Alps until a series of disasters end with Honey rushing downriver on an ice floe.
Ups 'n Downs
Bosko runs a hot dog stand at an amusement park; but he sneaks away to the racetrack to ride his mechanical horse.
The Tree's Knees
Bosko the woodsman spurns cutting down trees and plays music instead. The trees and animals dance and make their own music.
Bosko and Honey go on a picnic that ends badly.
Ain't Nature Grand!
Bosko fishes, and sings and dances with frogs. But two ladybugs use a wasp as an airplane, and a beehive and tree branch as a machine gun to drive him away.
During the Great War, Bosko and a fearsome beast are in a dogfight. Bosko loses, but that's only the first battle.
Big Man from the North
Bosko is a Mountie in the cold, snowy north. His sergeant demands that he get his man: a peg-legged villain wanted dead or alive.
Bosko's Soda Fountain
Bosko is a soda jerk, who gives poor service to a mouse and to his former schoolteacher. Later, he must contend with Honey's bratty kitten pupil.
Bosko hunts in the jungle, but ends up playing music with the animals.
Box Car Blues
Bosko and his porcine friend are hobos in a runaway boxcar.
The Booze Hangs High
Bosko has a grand time on the farm, dancing with a cow, playing a horse's tail like a violin and getting drunk with three pigs.
Bosko is a construction worker who impresses Honey by making music from everything in sight, including a decapitated mouse, a typewriter and a goat filled with hot air.
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