Smith Hughes (born 1947) was an actor who voiced Conea.
He did not receive many acting parts, despite his impressive talent.
He apparently had a deformation on his face that prevented him from landing many parts, although he did try to land a part in several adaptions of Phantom of the Opera (trying to convince the directors that it would save them funds on make up), but was unsuccessful. He was able to get the voice acting job since his face was never going to be seen anyway.
He has stated he very much enjoyed the part, and was disappointed when the Cartoon Pilot was unsuccessful.
- Since his face was part of the reason why he could not land many acting parts, he is not considered part of the Candle Cove Curse.