Roy Atwell was born May 2, 1878. He worked in vaudeville, appeared in 20 Broadway productions, stared in silent short films, and a few when sound came about. He was well known on the radio singing and writing songs. He provided the voice of Doc for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Some of Doc's well known traits are based off of Atwell's act in vaudeville; spoonerisms (swapping first syllables of words) and malaprops (mispronouncing words so they have a different meaning). Atwell passed away in 1962.