Jerry is a fictional character and one of the title characters (the first being Tom) in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's series of Tom and Jerry theatrical cartoon short films. Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Jerry is a brown house mouse, who first appeared as a mouse named Jinx in the 1940 MGM animated short Puss Gets the Boot.Hanna gave the mouse's original name as "Jinx",while Barbera claimed the mouse went unnamed in his first appearance.
Jerry is primarily mute in most incarnations of Tom and Jerry, but on occasion he did have a voice.
- William Hanna: Vocal effects in the Hanna-Barbera era (1942–1958) shorts: The Lonesome Mouse, The Million Dollar Cat, Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers (archival recording from classic shorts), The Tom and Jerry Show (2014 TV series) (archival recording from classic shorts)
- Sara Berner: 1944 short: The Zoot Cat. Speaking and singing voice for Jerry in Anchors Aweigh
- Lillian Randolph (voice of Mammy Two Shoes): 1946 short: The Milky Waif as Jerry and Nibbles disguise themselves as black people to fool Tom (see Censorship for information).
- Paul Frees: 1951 short: His Mouse Friday and 1956 short: Blue Cat Blues.
- Allen Swift: Vocal effects in the Gene Deitch era (1961–1962) shorts
- Mel Blanc: Vocal effects in the Chuck Jones era (1963–1967) shorts
- John Stephenson: The Tom and Jerry Show (1975 TV series)
- Frank Welker: The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show, Tom and Jerry Kids, Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring
- Dana Hill: Tom and Jerry: The Movie
- Dee Bradley Baker: Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars, Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry
- Samuel Vincent: Tom and Jerry Tales
- Charlie Adler: Tom and Jerry in War of the Whiskers