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Those voices you hear in cartoon, video game and Anime dubs don't exist in a vacuum. While not quite as famous as regular actors, these folks still get a lot of mention among fans for their distinctive style and/or extensive catalogs.

See also Hey, It's That Voice!.

Note: If there is a page on the voice actor in question, just add it to the list at the bottom. If you want to list a voice actor for which there is no page, put them in the middle section, along with a few of their most famous roles.

Also, this page is for those whose primary career is in voice work. Don't bother listing TV and movie actors who also happen to do the odd voiceover.

For Japanese seiyuu, see Names to Know In Anime.



Primarily in Western cartoons

  • Joe Alaskey: Originally a comedian and impressionist, he later went on to voice acting. He can imitate all of the major Looney Tunes to near perfection. He regularly performs Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety, Marvin the Martian, and Foghorn Leghorn in many productions, and also voices Grandpa Lou from Rugrats after David Doyle died, Plucky Duck from Tiny Toon Adventures, who is basically a higher pitched Daffy, Stinky from Casper the Friendly Ghost live action movies and animated series, and the Lobster Mobster from The Little Mermaid animated series.
  • Wayne Anthony Allwine: Disney sound designer and the third and longest-lasting voice of Mickey Mouse, following Walt Disney himself and sound designer Jimmy MacDonald. Starting in 1983, he would voice Mickey so often that he would be available for all required projects and regions featuring the character, including the Kingdom Hearts video game series. He was married to Russi Taylor, the current voice of Minnie Mouse (and the voice of fourth-grade geek Martin Prince on The Simpsons). He passed away on May 18th, 2009. The role is succeeded officially by Bret Iwan.
  • Rodger Bumpass: A voice actor best known for his roles as Squidward Tentacles in SpongeBob SquarePants and Professor Membrane in Invader Zim, he had been a voice actor since The Jetsons and voiced a few characters in Heavy Metal but was not very well known until he got the above roles.
  • Cathy Cavadini: She is best known as the voice of Blossom on The Powerpuff Girls. She was also the voice of Tanya Mousekewitz in An American Tail: Fievel Goes West and the short-lived television series it spawned, even performing songs for the soundtrack of the film (which many will argue sound even better than Linda Ronstadt's performances of the same songs), and has done voice work for the Final Fantasy video games as well.
  • Juan Chioran: an Argentine-born Canadian actor who is best known for playing villianous characters in Canadian animation, including Lance Boil in Grossology, Oslo in Skyland and Lord Fear in Ace Lightning.
  • Pinto Colvig: A former singer and actor in live-action comedies, who moved into voice acting when he provided the voice of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit for the Walter Lantz studio, where Colvig was also an animator and gag man. It was at Disney where he became most well-known though, lending his vocal talents to Grumpy (from Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs), Goofy, and Pluto, along with a host of lesser-known characters. Colvig also voiced the Smart Pig on Tex Avery's first MGM cartoon (a World War II cartoon called "Blitz Wolf") and was the original Bozo the Clown.
  • Stacey DePass: A Canadian comedy actress who has performed in several animated productions, most notably as the voice of Deadpan Snarker Nikki Wong in 6teen. She's also been heard as Iris in Ruby Gloom, along with several other lesser known children's animated series and several minor roles in Undergrads.
  • Megan Fahlenbock: A Canadian voice actress, Fahlenbock is perhaps most well-known for her role as Gwen in Total Drama Island, though she voiced Jen in 6teen before that. Her voice is also featured in Yin Yang Yo and Get Ed, among others.
  • Bill Farmer: Best known for voicing Goofy and Pluto, Farmer's also has voiced a few Looney Tunes characters, most notably Foghorn Leghorn. Despite doing a lot of funny voiced characters, he takes voice acting seriously, emphasis on acting. A Goofy Movie is a fine example of this, really giving Goofy a broad emotional range throughout the film.
  • Phillip Glasser: Did voice acting as a child, best known for voicing Fievel Mousekewitz in An American Tail, its sequel An American Tail: Fievel Goes West and the television series, up until the direct-to-video movies by which time he'd outgrown the role. He also voiced Gus in A Troll in Central Park and has had minor voicing roles in many other cartoons, mostly during the 1990's.
  • David Herman: An actor and comedian who occasionally does voice acting. Was on Saturday Night Lives rival sketch show Mad TV during its first two seasons. Among his more famous voice acting roles are Buckly (Luann's boyfriend), Eustice, Anthony Page, Jimmy Witchard, and many others from King of the Hill, Larry, Scruffy, Slurms McKensie, Roberto, Nudar, and many others from Futurama, various characters from American Dad!, Uncle Gabby from The Drinky Crow Show, and the second voices of Coach Stopframe and Principal Fakey from Moral Orel. Appeared in Idiocracy.
  • Chris Latta: Probably best known as the voice of Cobra Commander in the 1980s G.I. Joe cartoon, or perhaps as Starscream in G1 Transformers; he did similar voices for D-Compose in Inhumanoids and Cravex in Visionaries. (Latta also played Gung Ho in G.I. Joe and Darkstorm in Visionaries.) He also did voices in other animated shows, including a couple of episodes as Mr. Burns in The Simpsons, and has shown up from time to time (26 of them, to be exact) in Star Blazers, as General Dire and Sergeant Knox. He died in 1994.
  • Patrick McKenna: Best known for playing Harold Green in The Red Green Show. His roles in animation include Lorne, the Friend for Life from the Sam And Max animated series and Two-legs Joe from Spliced.
  • Julie McWhirter: A rare Woman of a Thousand Voices and the wife of radio announcer Rick Dees, she has been in the voice acting business since the 1970s, starting with the redhead Jeannie (from the Animated Adaptation of I Dream of Jeannie), to whom Joe Besser played Babu.
  • Lorenzo Music: He did only one voice--his own, sleepy, phlegmatic yet warm--but he made it count. Music started out as a comedy writer until he was recruited to play The Faceless role of Carlton the doorman in Rhoda. This led to his playing Garfield in Garfield and Friends, which led to still more voice work: Tummi in Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Peter Venkman (and his father) in The Real Ghostbusters (for the first few seasons), Sergeant Dunder in Tale Spin, Super-Pac in the second season of Pac-Man, Larry the Crash Test Dummy in a series of famous Public Service Announcements, and several guest star roles and commercial voice-overs. Music was very active until shortly before his death in 2001.
  • Clarence "Ducky" Nash: Comedian and one of the first masters of television animal noises. He originated the voice of Donald Duck in 1934, who he would voice until his death in 1985. His last role as Donald was in 1983's Mickey's Christmas Carol, and the character would be voiced then on by Tony Anselmo, a Disney animator, who trained under Nash in person. He also provided animals and character voices for many of Disney's other films such as Huey, Duey and Louie, and Figaro the cat. Cited as a huge inspiration for Frank Welker and Red Coffee.
  • Annick Obonsawin: A Canadian singer and voice actress whose most famous role is that of Sierra in Total Drama World Tour, though she's voiced a number of characters before that, including Inez in Cyberchase and Skunk in Franklin. Her distinct voice is somewhat easy to pick out but her true talent lies in conveying numerous emotions on the fly. She's the 2010 Toonzone Award winner for best voice performance in a televised cartoon, she was very thrilled to say the least.
  • Cody, Luke, and Nathan Ruegger: The sons of Warner Bros. cartoon producer Tom Ruegger lent their voices to quite a few of the youthful characters in his shows. Nathan voiced the baby version of Plucky Duck on Tiny Toon Adventures, Skippy Squirrel on Animaniacs, and Froggo on Histeria!. Luke was the Flame on Animaniacs and Big Fat Baby on Histeria!. And Cody, the youngest, was the Baby Blue Bird in a few Animaniacs segments as well as the voice and inspiration for Loud Kiddington on Histeria!.
  • Larry Storch: An unusual example in that while he is arguably better known for his work in live action comedies, he has actually done slightly more work in cartoons and animated advertisements than he has done in live action roles. Most of his voice work was for Filmation and Hanna-Barbera, and he was also the lead voice artist for the Looney Tunes cartoons in their final years of production.
  • Peter Thomas: WWII Veteran who narrates a lot of PBS specials, Nova and Forensic Files. He's known for his crystal clear voice and precise diction, and his unique narrative tone of urgency, concern, and empathy. Also is a humanitarian and was issued a Battle star for each of the five campaigns and awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Unit French Croix de guerre, and Belgian Fourragère in World War II.
  • Janet Waldo: Best know as voicing Judy Jetson from The Jetsons and Penelope Pitstop from Wacky Races and The Perils of Penelope Pitstop. Like many other voice actors of her generation, she began in radio. She has a very distinctive "young" voice, and arguable has the most adorable voice of all voice actresses.
  • B.J. Ward: Best known for the title role on Jana of the Jungle, Princess Allura from Voltron, and for her stage show Stand-Up Opera, she is also a licensed aviator and a former Playboy Bunny. She's also voiced Scarlett on the original G.I. Joe cartoons, and was the voice of Velma in several recent Scooby Doo projects.

Primarily in anime, video games

  • Dominic Armato: A Promoted Fanboy whose largest role (thus far) was voicing Guybrush Threepwood in the Monkey Island series. Also does bit-part voicework for Lucas Arts games and had a small role in Rocket Power.
  • Paul Eiding: Best known as Col. Campbell in every Metal Gear game (especially noticable since he used to be in the military himself), and Grandpa Max on Ben 10. The voice of authority itself, judging by the number of times he's played commanding officers, such as judicator Aldaris in Starcraft. He also voices the narrator and Gally "Vanish" Gregman in the fighting game Evil Zone. One of his earliest voice roles was Perceptor in the original Transformers cartoon and the ensuing movie.
  • Barbara Goodson: Prolific voice actress in both western and Japanese cartoons, as well as live-action voice overs. Her roles include Red Fraggle, Rita Repulsa, and Laharl.
  • Chris Seavor: A British game designer for Rare, he voiced nearly every male character in Conkers Bad Fur Day and its remake (which was a lot of voice work). He's also voiced Slippy Toad and Peppy Hare from Star Fox on occasion.
  • Joshua Seth: A former voice actor who mainly voiced heroic or naive kids like Tai from Digimon and Shobu from Duel Masters, other famous roles include Tetsuo Shima in the Pioneer dub of Akira, Dio from Last Exile, Hige from Wolfs Rain, Maruss from Zatch Bell, Young Knives from Trigun, and Eiji from Rurouni Kenshin. He retired from voice acting in 2006 to pursue a successful career as a magician and hypnotist.


Actors with their own pages

And, finally, here's a lit of voice actors prolific enough to deserve their own pages. Don't bother listing their roles here; do so on the individual pages. Names are listed in alphabetical order by surname. All names are in European order, with personal name first and family name last.

Note: this section has considerable overlap with Names to Know In Anime.


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