Roy Atwell was an American actor.


Born John Atwell in Syracuse, New York, he studied at the Sargent School of Acting and was initially a dramatic actor until a flubbed line displayed his natural talent for comedy. Atwell made his screen debut in the 1922 silent film The Heart Specialist and went on to appear in a number of films including Grand Larceny, Soul's for Sale and Where There's Life. He also composed the song "Some Little Bug is Going to Find You" and provided the voice of Doc in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Atwell passed away in 1962.


A member of the Fortune Gallo's San Carlo Opera Company, Atwell sang in several early Broadway musicals, including The Firefly and Helen of Troy, New York. He also sang several numbers in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

  • Heigh-Ho
  • Bluddle-Uddle-Um-Dum (The Washing Song)(contains solo lines)
  • The Dwarfs' Yodel Song (The Silly Song)(contains solo lines)(solo verses cut)


The Firefly (1912)(originated the role)

  • Something (duet)
  • De Trop (contains solo lines)
  • We're Going to Make a Man of You (contains solo lines)

Apple Blossoms (1919)(originated the role)

  • The Marriage Knot (duet)

Helen of Troy, New York (1923)(originated the role)

  • Up On Our Toes (contains solo lines)
  • What Makes a Business Man Tired? (contains solo lines)

Murray Anderson's Almanac (1929)


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