Jack Mercer

animator (1910-1984)

Jack Mercer (January 13, 1910 – December 4, 1984) was an American movie, television, voice, and stage actor, storyman, and animator who is known for his voice role as Popeye.

Jack Mercer
Born(1910-01-13)January 13, 1910
DiedDecember 4, 1984(1984-12-04) (aged 74)
Cause of deathStomach cancer
OccupationVoice actor, animator
Years active1932–1984
Known forVoice of Popeye
Spouse(s)Margie Hines (m. 1939–1942; divorced)
Virginia Mercer
(m. ?–1984; his death)

He was born in New York City, New York on January 13, 1910. He was married to Margie Hines from 1939 to 1942. Then to Virginia Mercer until his death in 1984, he had no children.

He died in Queens, New York from stomach cancer on December 4, 1984, he was 74 years old.[1]


  1. New York Times Obituary, 9 December 1984. Last retrieved 12 March 2007.

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