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"Is it any more ironic that the same guy that did the voice of Garfield [Lorenzo Music] did the voice of Peter Venkman in the Ghostbusters cartoon? While Bill Murray was the live-action Peter Venkman, and he also did the voice of Garfield in The Movie!"

Think of it as a magnified Hey, It's That Voice!. Full circle portraying is where two or more characters have officially been portrayed by the same actor/actress in more than one occasion.

However, this might not count if both/all characters are from the same series. For instance, Animal and Bunsen where both voiced by Howie Mandel in the first two seasons of Muppet Babies, but they were voiced by Dave Coulier in every other season.

It's common that one is the Poor Man's Substitute for the other.

Examples of Full Circle Portraying include:


Japanese and English dubs

  • In the Japanese dubs of Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma ½ and Inuyasha, the title characters are both voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi. In the English dubs, Richard Ian Cox did the voice of male Ranma in seasons 4 through 7 and he also did the voice of Inuyasha.
  • In The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Lucky Star, Haruhi and Konata are voiced by Aya Hirano in Japanese and Wendee Lee in English.
  • In Final Fantasy VII and Kingdom Hearts, Reno and Axel are voiced by Keiji Fujiwara in Japanese and Quinton Flynn in English.
    • They also share the same voice actor in French. And Spanish. And German.
  • Son Goku from Dragonball Z and Morrison/Masamune from Pokemon have been voiced by Masako Nozawa in japanese, and Sean Schemmel in english.
    • Morrison's Brazilian voice actor was also the Brazilian voice of Teen Gohan. Since Gohan is also voiced by Masako Nozawa, the trope workes there as well.
  • Masako Nozawa did the voices of Goku in Dragon Ball GT and Guilmon in Digimon Tamers, while Steven Blum provided the voices for Guilmon in the english dub and Goku's voice in Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout
    • Speaking of Digimon, similar to the Ghostbusters example, Michael Reisz played Ice Devimon in Tamers and Dave Wittenberg played him in Frontier. Takuya of Frontier was played by Reisz also in most of his forms, but to save his voice from all the insanely over-the-top screaming, he didn't do the voice of Takuya's final two forms (which, ironically, didn't scream as much as the other forms did when they were introduced.) Instead, Wittenberg did those. Dave, why do you keep stealing Mike's parts?
  • Light Yagami and Setsuna F. Seiei are voiced by Mamoru Miyano in Japan and Brad Swaile in the West, leading some (even on this Wiki) to declare Swaile the English equivalent of Miyano.

Live-action films and Animated series

Western Animation

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