Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers was an American actor, singer, dancer and musician known for his work as Scat Cat in The Aristocats, the hotel manager in The Shining, the Autobot Jazz in the original Transformers cartoon, and the title character in the Hanna-Barbera TV series Hong Kong Phooey. He also dubbed King Louie in the special Disney on Parade. He also played Sherman in The Journey of Natty Gann.