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  • Greg Eagles
    • In the American version of Metal Gear Solid, Greg Eagles voices Peter Stillman, the DARPA chief, and Gray Fox - all with almost exactly the same voice. In the remake, Gray Fox got a new voice actor. The Japanese version did this for effect, casting three out of four clones with the same voice actor and casting the remaining clone as a voice actor who was often a 'stand-in' for the other actor, the idea being that the voice sounded the same but ever so slightly off.
    • He was also the Grim Reaper.
      • This Troper cannot listen to Aku Aku from the newer Crash Bandicoot games without thinking of ol' Grim.
    • Previous to that, he voiced another, more obscure character with a Jamaican accent: Captain Bob from HBO Family's Crashbox.
    • He's also Garcian Smith and Chattur'gha.
    • And before all of these, he was Taurus in Interstate '76 (and the sequel).
  • Paul Eiding
    • I love replaying Diablo, so I can hear Colonel Campbell narrate it.
    • He's also Grampa Max in Ben 10. Turn off the console indeed.
    • This led to an odd moment in one episode which I am not sure was intentional or just very unfortunate and terrifying coincidence. It's an episode where Ben and Gwen go into a video game, and Grandpa Max, noticing that the console is on and the kids are absent, says, in an unusually deep and authoritative voice, "I thought I told you to turn the game console off!" Aaaagh!
      • It probably was intentional, considering the same director (Kris Zimmerman) handled both the Metal Gear Solid dubs and Ben 10.
      • Which would explain his line in the last episode of season 2 as Gwen ran into trouble in the Null Void: "Gwen, what's going on? GWEN!"
      • Video. NOW.
    • He also voiced a character in Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage for the Dreamcast.
      • He also plays Executor Aldaris in Starcraft, Mephisto in Diablo 2, The first Zeus in God of War, and Kang the Mad in Jade Empire amonst a myriad of other voice roles.
    • He plays almost every single elderly man in Fallout 3, using the exact same voice for all of them. Hearing that very same voice being used for Dock/Shu/Bushi in the Avatar: The Last Airbender episode "The Painted Lady" brought up flashbacks of Nathan, Evan King, Abraham Washington, Comrade Cheng, Old Man Harris....
    • He plays Nikola Tesla in Dark Void, as well as the Village Priest guy.
    • He has three different roles in No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle-- the Narrator, and Ranks 9 and 3 (Million Gunman and Captain Vladimir, respectively).
    • In the third Onimusha game he plays Akechi Mitsuhide, leader of the attack against Oda Nobunaga.
    • 'Raiden -- er, Robin, get to the train and explore the world!' -- Cedric
    • He also played the monk Paul Luther in Eternal Darkness, as well as a few minor roles.
    • In Transformers Generation 1 he was Perceptor.
  • Dorothy Fahn-Elias
    • Whoa, who knew Kaoru Kamiya and Meryl Stryfe were long lost sisters?
    • ** And for a bigger twist, Richard Cansino played Legato Bluesummers and Kenshin Himura in those respective series; in other words, one tries to kill Dorothy's character while the other marries her.
  • Kristin Fairlie
    • The crazy psycho chick from Instant Star plays the adorably sweet animal-loving Bridgette on Total Drama, AND her Expy Emma. Of course, the fact that she was also Little Bear back in the late 90s will blow your mind even more.
  • Nathan Fillion
    • Nathan Fillion voices Gao the Lesser in Jade Empire (although it's not like he's done many notable things otherwise).
    • Sergeant Reynolds from Halo 3. Keep him alive until the end of the third mission, and as you reach Voi he says "Looks like we got here just in the nick of time. What do you think that makes us?" Of course, there is only one response: "Big Damn Heroes, sir!"
    • He's also the voice and face of the ODST Squad Leader in Halo 3: ODST.
    • He's also provided voices for the DC Universe animated shows: the Vigilante in episodes of Justice League Unlimited (as well as an uncredited stint as Spy Smasher in the "Patriot Act" episode of the same show), and Steve Trevor in the 2009 animated DVD feature Wonder Woman (wherein the golden lasso of truth causes him to blurt out to Queen Hippolyta and her Amazon guards that Diana has a great rack -- awkward!)
    • What do you expect from a guy who refers to his member as a hammer? Awkward doesn't faze him!
  • Soleil Moon Frye
  • Jun Fukuyama
    • Jun Fukuyama will be indefinitely associated with one of the most Magnificent Bastards in the history of anime - Lelouch Lamperouge. Although none of his other roles has so far been FABULOUS enough to match that performance in terms of awesome, but it really hard not to think of Lulu when watching shows like Spice and Wolf and Amatsuki...
    • I first heard Fukuyama as super-uke Ayase from Okane na Gai.* That* screwed up my perception of all his other characters for a while! Even now she can't take Lelouch seriously.
    • Try imagining Lelouch as freaking Onion Knight. Your brain hurts, now, doesn't it?
    • Even when he's not Zero, he still gets a chance to use the "Zero voice". Like with Kei in Special A. Also, between Amatsuki, XxxHolic, Rental Magica, and Code Geass - that's a lot of characters with eye problems.
    • Jun Fukuyama uses his "Zero voice" again on a character who doesn't have eye problems in Valkyria Chronicles, with Prince Maximillian.
    • Funnily enough, in the game Tales of Destiny 2, he plays the cheerful, outgoing hero Kyle...despite the fact that the character Judas (voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa) both looks and acts like Zero to the letter (though Judas is considerably more moody).
    • And not to mention Hikaru Midorikawa himself is Li Xingke in Code Geass, and on both games Fukuyama's character ALWAYS met an opposition in form of... Norio Wakamoto character (Barbatos and Charles). Not to mention the fact that Xingke, aside from being a Chinese martial artist type, also has a tendency to yell Tianshi's name a lot, not unlike Tamahome.
    • And Sora Kake Girl has Leopard. He is arguably a parody of Lelouch: he's just as much of a Large Ham, but he hasn't really got the Magnificent Bastard thing down.
      • Speaking of Sora Kake Girl, one cannot forget Professor Friedrich Otto Noblemain
    • Don't forget Vincent Nightray, the loveable blonde psycopath from Pandora Hearts!
    • I knows he also voiced Ryan in the Japanese dub of High School Musical.
    • This troper have never heard the voices stated before, but while listening to Tegami Bachi (Letter Bee) she immediately recognized Ayasegawa Yumichika in Gauche Suede.
    • This troper discovered Black Butler not long after finding Code Geass and was pretty delighted to hear Fukuyama as Grell Sutcliff
    • Though it may be a less obvious one, Fukuyama was also cast as Aidou Hanabusa of Vampire Knight, which this troper only noticed after watching Code Geass and Sora O Kakeru Shoujo
  • Quinton Flynn
    • Raiden is Quinton Flynn. I wish I could unhear my girlfriend shouting "It's AXEL!"
    • He must really like voicing Evil Minions then, as he voices Scorn from Romancing SaGa.
    • Is it wrong that I imagine Iruka as a cyborg?
    • You really want a kickass reference? In Digimon Data Squad he plays Marcus Damon. Alongside him is Thomas Norstien, played by Crispin Freeman, who uses nearly the exact voice he uses for Itachi except not as deep and hushed. Even more better? Quinton referrence his role as Axel in one episode. "Yeah, I got it memorized right here."
    • He also does the voice of the most popular Turk, Reno in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, which is another organization comprised of all men with the exception of one woman.
      • In fact, Reno and Axel have the same voice actors in both English and Japanese, adding to the theory that Axel is basically an Expy of Reno.
    • Telephone for you. It's Cissnei.
    • Flynn also plays the far more tollerable character, Kael'thas Sunstrider. I am glad that fans of Kael'thas aren't all raving loons, like those of Flynn's other well-known characters.
    • The only real difference between Raiden and Henry is that Henry has an Irish accent.
    • Flynn doesn't just do videogame/anime pyromaniacs (Axel, Deidara, Reno...) But he also shows up a lot on Adult Swim's Robot Chicken.
    • In Star Wars: Empire at War, he does a voice for a certain Imperial unit...hmm, I guess he does do a lot of pyromaniacs...
    • To add to the list of pyromaniacs, he did the voice of Johnny Storm/ the Human Torch of Fantastic Four. Flynn just loves playing with fire...
    • He played a High School shoe obsessed jerk in My Life as a Teenage Robot, and that shocked the HELL out of me because I knew who he was. Seriously, this guy is just an overall AWESOME voice actor.
    • Note that he also played Timon in Timon and Pumbaa for a few episodes. Yeah, beat that.
    • I always thought Kharg in Twilight of the Spirits sounded familiar...
    • He also voices Orphen in the mediocre game Orphen: Scion Of Sorcery, which is one of the reasons why Orphen seems to be the only one in that game who has any semblance of voice-acting talent. Orphen basically sounds like a slightly deeper Axel.
    • An assassin's son and a bartender on the Citadel in Mass Effect 2 sound strangely like Raiden.
    • Let's not forget that he voiced Zak in Cyberswine. In fact, let's say it together...”Shut up, you maniac computer nerd!”


  • Mark Gatha
    • Mark Gatha. It's the reason why Mega Man X can use the SHINING FINGER! attack from G Gundam. It may also be the reason why Lan is so good at netbattling. JACK IN! MEGAMAN! EXECUTE!

 "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings... unless they killed my parents.

  • Grant George
    • Grant George does both Kilik (in 3 and 4) and Axel.
    • He also does Mid-Boss (who shares Axel's role as Goldfish Poop Gang), but the voice he uses isn't the same.
  • Caitlin Glass
    • I was seriously weirded out when Haruhi started talking; it seems that half of the Fullmetal Alchemist cast was imported over including Winry, but after a while the voices settle down.
    • Take Haruhi's highest vocal pitch, pepper it with SQUEE! and BAM. Miria Harvent from Baccano.
      • What's even better than that? Take the OTHER straight character from OHSHC, Kyoya Ootori, put a bit of lilt in the voice and BAM. J. Michael Tatum played Isaac Divan. In summary, the two straight characters from OHSHC played the two idiotic yet highly comical characters in Baccano!
  • The Goodies
    • Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie will always be best known as The Goodies, but they also provided the vast majority of male voices in the eighties kids' cartoon series Banana Man.
  • Barbara Goodson
    • For players of Disgaea that haven't seen Power Rangers, Laharl might connect as Naota. "Aren't you embarrassed to say something like that?" is one of the lines that makes it clearer.
      • For those that have, as well as those that haven't, Ms. Goodson uses the exact same voice for the youthful male Laharl that she used for the older female Rita Repulsa, villain of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. They very well might be using clips of Rita's laughter for Laharl laughing, and you wouldn't be able to tell.
    • She also played another mad sorceress in Magic Knight Rayearth's Alcyone.
  • Tiffany Grant
  • Olivia Hack
    • The voice of Rhonda is also Mao. And they are almost the same personality wise.
  • Mark Hamill
    • Mark Hamill voices both Harabec and Caanon Weathers in Starsiege. He's nigh-unrecognizable as the gruff Caanon, but his performance as Harabec has plenty of "Tosche station to pick up some power converters" whine.
    • Also Emperor Griffon from Dark Cloud 2/Dark Chronicle (not Sirus, for that is Phil and Lil).
    • Mark Hamill has made a huge career out of voice acting (mainly villains, we all knew Luke was really evil anyway, right?), but if you've been exposed to one of his best known roles, The Joker on Batman the Animated Series, a few of his other roles might not be quite as obvious.
    • Hamill's voice career predates Star Wars. He was Corey Anders on Jeannie and did incidental voice work for other 70's Saturday morning shows. He was also the voice of Seth in Wizards.
    • Hamill, along with Tom Wilson and Malcolm McDowell, also provided the voice for the earlier version of the character he played in Wing Commander III and Wing Commander IV, in the USA Network cartoon series Wing Commander Academy. He was also the voice of "Merlin" (Blair's fighter computer) in Wing Commander The Movie.
      • "Isn't that the guy from Star Wars?"
    • Hamill and McDowell reunite in Metalocalypse as the Big Bad and his cohort respectively. Though considering the main characters destroy the world on a weekly basis, this is subject to interpretation.
    • Despite having a very distinct voice for Joker, Mark Hamill does use similar voices for Ozai and Senator Stampingston as shown here.
    • The Birthday Bandit from Teamo Supremo sounds quite like The Joker.
    • He also did the Hobgoblin in the 90's Spider-Man cartoon, sounding like a more restrained Joker.
    • His turn as Jason Macendale within the same show sounded a lot more like Mark himself, as did, ironically, his turn as The Trickster in JLU's 'Flash And Substance'. The kick of that is, of course, that playing The Trickster in the 90's The Flash series is what got him the part as Joker in the DCAU (and endless games/extras) in the first place.
    • He also did a few voices in Time Squad, including, oddly enough, Larry 3000.
    • He also got to play the Mayor of Pejite in Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.
    • Hey, don't forget his impeccable performance as Colonel Muska in Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Hotly debated though that dub is, his role has always been hailed as one of its greatest strengths).
    • He also makes a good wartime announcer in Call of Duty 2: Big Red One.
    • Is it just me, or does the Firelord sound a lot like an evil, self-regenerating plant ghost?
    • He voices Klaw in Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes and he teams up with Man-Ape, who is voiced by another Joker
    • He Also did the voice of The Red Skull in The Superhero Squad Show.
    • Asst. Director Aaron Wilson, the Big Bad of Soldier of Fortune II.
    • Yet another is his role as Detective Mosely in Gabriel Knight.
  • (Miss Cleo) Youree Dell Harris
    • The Grand Theft Auto series has many celebrity voice actors, some more expected than others. If you ever thought Auntie Poulette, the fickle Haitian crime boss in Vice City sounded like Miss Cleo, that's because she is Miss Cleo.
  • David Hayter
    • Ever wondered how Snake ended up saying Tamahome's lines?
    • Apparently, the movie version of Kurama narrates the animal show Wild on the Set.
    • Male Jedi Knight in The Old Republic doesn't need a cardboard box to deal with his enemies. Surprising.
    • "EA Sports. It's in the game!"
    • And to think, this is all possible because someone shot down his Zaku.
  • Kyle Hebert
    • Kyle Hebert seems to be rising in roles, and if you listen close you may hear him. Notably beginning with Gohan and the Dragon Ball Z announcer, later Bleach's Ganju and Aizen, certainly Kamina, and most recently, Ryu in Street Fighter IV media.
    • Kamina sounds like Kiba Inuzuka.
    • I am sure every anime fan's jaw dropped upon seeing Wario in There Will Be Brawl...
    • The biggest Mind Screw was that he was a DJ on Radio Disney under the name "Squeege".
    • And Vato Falman.
    • Heck, Tenma's lawyer was friggin' Kamina too. No wonder he was proven innocent in the end.
  • Jim Henson
    • Jim Henson is most known for voicing Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Waldorf, Dr. Teeth and the Swedish Chef on The Muppet Show, as well as Ernie and Guy Smiley on Sesame Street. Jim continued to voice these characters until his untimely death in 1990. However, in one Claymation animated short on Sesame Street, he provided the voice of the King of Eight.
  • Noriko Hidaka
    • When the Inu Yasha anime was being voice-cast in Japan, Noriko Hidaka, who voiced Kikyo, expressed worry that her scream of "Inuyasha!" would sound the same as when she called out to Ranma ½ as Akane.
    • Which says nothing about the fact that Ranma and Inuyasha are voiced by the same person in Japanese and English (Okay, so only seasons 4-7 of Ranma for English, but still).
    • That person is Pietro and the other (the Japanese one) is L
      • While we're talking about L, Noriko Hidaka also voices Near, which is... weird.
    • Noriko also voice two french characters. Jean Roque Raltique and Erica Fontaine.
  • Ali Hillis
    • Aside from one being slightly deeper than the other, this troper was half expecting Liara T'Soni to call Shepard "Little Master" at some point (that is to say, she also voices both Godwin Sisters in Xenosaga in Episodes 2 and 3, though Shelley is the Liara sounding one).
    • Also can be heard as Lightning in Final Fantasy XIII.
  • Skip Hinnant
    • Many people who grew up watching The Electric Company were pretty shocked when they found out that cast member Skip Hinnant was the voice of Fritz the Cat. However, people who saw Fritz The Cat first may be surprised to hear him as the voice of Pogo in Pogo For President and The Easter Bunny in The Easter Bunny Is Coming To Town. Not to mention countless commercial voiceovers and appearances in the 80s and 90s. His last IMDB credit is the shoe salesman in an animated adaptation of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day... from 1989.
    • He also originated the role of Schroeder in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown...
  • Aya Hirano
    • Though her voice work tends to change significantly depending on the anime, she will be forever recognized as the Voice of God. Even though both Haruhi and Konata were rather unusual ways of acting for her. And by usual This Troper means how she plays Lumiere, Chiko, and other similar roles.
    • The poetic justice when Etoh Mai was forcibly undressed left me laughing uncontrollably.
  • Ryo Hirohashi
    • Whenever Tamaki from Bamboo Blade speaks, I expect Akari and Aika from Aria to join her, oars in hand. The deadpan delivery of her lines is just exactly the same as that of Alice Carroll, courtesy of Ryou Hirohashi.
    • If you want to hear what she sounds like with emotion, watch Haibane Renmei; her first voice-acting role for an anime was Rakka. She also did Kim Aba from Area 88 and Fujibayashi Kyou from Clannad.
  • Nobuyuki Hiyama
    • Nobuyuki Hiyama has a habit of cropping up in excessive manly roles, as the Japanese VA for Guy Shishioh, Madarame Ikkaku, and Viral. And that's just his anime roles. Chances are, if you see a Screaming Warrior in an anime and can picture any of the above 3 saying it with no change in voice what-so-ever, it's probably Nobuyuki Hiyama doing the voice work.
    • Ocarina of Time adult Link. Yes. (Or should I say, "Yaaaaaagh!")
    • The fact that Link's VA also did Siegfried Schtauffen was rather obvious in the trailer for Soul Calibur 4.
      • That was obvious in Soul Calibur II if the voices were switched to Japanese. It's kinda hard to take Nightmare seriously when Link's voice comes out of his mouth.
        • It's far easier to take it seriously when you realize that it's also Viral's voice.
    • Nobuyuki Hiyama even managed to make an Otaku sound Hot-Blooded with his work as Madarame Harunobu.
    • YOSHAAAAA!
    • And let us not forget the disdainful snarking of Hiei, of Yu Yu Hakusho fame.
  • Heather Hogan
    • Shiki from The World Ends With You sounds exactly like Colette from Tales of Symphonia - both are played by Heather Hogan. Knowing this adds a bit of unintentional humor to an early line where she says that she must have tripped half a dozen times in the dark.
  • Sterling Holloway
    • Sterling Holloway is this trope for Disney movies. The man provided a voice for Winnie the Pooh, the Cheshire Cat, and Kaa, as well as minor characters in Dumbo (the stork), Bambi (Flower), and The Aristocats (Roquefort). Consider on top of that the classic short subjects he narrated, such as Peter and The Wolf (in Make Mine Music) and The Cold-Blooded Penguin (in The Three Caballeros).
    • That said, if you think you're hearing him in anything from the 1980s on, it's almost certainly Jim Cummings (see above).
    • There are few things more disconcerting than listening to "Trust In Me" and suddenly realising the creepy snake is talking in Pooh's voice.
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