Portrait of William (Billy) Costello (a.k.a. Red Pepper Sam) who was the first voice of Popeye. He did Popeye’s voice for the first 24 Popeye films. Before doing Popeye’s voice, he was the voice of Fleischer’s ‘Gus the Gorilla’ on the Betty Boop Radio Show. Popeye’s voice was later done by Jack Mercer.