William "Billy" Bletcher (September 24, 1894 - January 5, 1979) was an American actor is the voice of Spike from Tom and Jerry, before the character was officially and permanently named as "Spike" where he was succed by Daws Butler of the role in 1949. He was also best known as the original voice of Mickey Mouse's obese feline archnemesis, Pete from the Disney cartoons.