It's a sad week for Dukes of Hazzard fans, as James Best, better known as "Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane" passed away. The other sad part of this, is that an entire generation of fans don't realize how accomplished he was as an actor, and teacher of actors. For 25 years, Best taught an acting technique class in Hollywood and worked with Gary Busey, Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Teri Garr, Farrah Fawcett and Quentin Tarantino.
Read one of his obituaries here.
I believe Roscoe was probably one of the first voice impressions I ever attempted. And that's going back all the way to elementary school! As a voice actor, I can really appreciate his genius for comic timing and punctuation.
In the following video, I'm talking to actor John Schneider, aka "Bo Duke", as I surprised him with an impromptu Roscoe impression: