Dominick "Dom" DeLuise (August 1st, 1933 - May 4th, 2009) was an American actor, comedian, film director, television producer, chef, and author. He played voices of some characters from Don Bluth's movies such as Itchy from All Dogs go to Heaven and was one of only two vcoice actors who made it through the whole franchise the other being Charles Nelson Reily. He also gave the voice of Fagin in Oliver and Company and Dionysus in Hercules: The Animated Series. He made a cameo in The Muppet Movie as Bernie the Agent when he meets Kermit the Frog and encourages him to take an audition to become rich and famous. He also appeared in The Muppet Show. He had a son, David, who starred in Wizards of Waverly Place. He died from kidney failure, cancer, and respiratory problems due to complications of diabetes and was cremated; his ashes were buried with his parents and is survived by his wife and three sons, including David.
He was also known playing the voice of Pizza the Hut (parody of Jaba the Hut) in Mel Brook's, Spaceballs, a parody movie of Star Wars.