Famous 20th Century Voice Actors

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 1 Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

Jeremy Irons is a popular English actor. In the US, Irons is best known as one of the few actors to have achieved the famous Triple Crown of Acting. Also an activist known for his charity work, Jeremy Irons works closely with the United Nations. He also supports charities, such as The Prison Phoenix Trust.

 2 Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, United States
Hank Azaria is primarily known for his Emmy-winning voice roles, including those of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Carl Carlson, and Bumblebee Man, in The Simpsons. He also starred as the titular characters in the series Huff and Brockmire. Fans also loved his performances in Ray Donovan, Anastacia, and the musical Spamalot.

 3 Jim Henson

Jim Henson
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Famous As: Puppeteer
Birthdate: September 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, United States
Died: May 16, 1990

Jim Henson was an American animator, puppeteer, cartoonist, inventor, actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, and composer. He is credited with creating The Muppets, an ensemble cast of puppet characters, for which he achieved worldwide popularity. He is also credited with co-founding Muppets, Inc. in 1958, which eventually became The Jim Henson Company. In 2011, Jim Henson was named a Disney Legend.

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 4 Patrick Warburton

Patrick Warburton
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Patrick Warburton is best known as David Puddy in Seinfeld, Lemony Snicket in A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the title character in The Tick. He won multiple awards for The Civilization of Maxwell Bright and has lent his voice to characters such as Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove

 5 Keith David

Keith David
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Three-time Emmy-winner Keith David is known for his voice roles in The War and Unforgivable Blackness. He has narrated several documentaries and audio books, apart from voicing iconic characters such as Arbiter in the Halo games. He played the title role in Greenleaf and supporting roles in many movies.

 6 Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Syracuse, New York, United States
Voice artist Tom Kenny is known for his Emmy- and Annie Award-winning work in the popular animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. He has also voiced for Ice King in Adventure Time, Spyro in the Spyro the Dragon video games, and the Narrator and Mayor in The Powerpuff Girls.

 7 Trey Parker

Trey Parker
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Conifer, Colorado, United States

Trey Parker is an American animator, writer, composer, filmmaker, actor, and voice actor. Parker is credited with co-creating one of the most popular animated sitcoms of all time, South Park. He is also credited with co-developing The Book of Mormon along with Matt Stone.

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 8 Casey Kasem

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Famous As: DJ, Actor
Birthdate: April 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: June 15, 2014
Legendary RJ and voice actor Casey Kasem is remembered as the host of several hit radio countdown shows, most notably American Top 40. He had also voiced countless characters in animated children’s programs, such as Shaggy in the Scooby-Doo franchise. He was a vegan and took interest in American politics.

 9 Mel Blanc

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Famous As: Voice Actor, Radio Personality
Birthdate: May 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 10, 1989

Mel Blanc was an American radio personality and voice actor. Dubbed The Man of a Thousand Voices, Blanc contributed immensely to the success of several theatrical cartoons by voicing famous characters, such as Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Barney Rubble, and Mr. Spacely. He was considered one of the most influential and important personalities in the voice acting industry.

 10 Frank Oz

Frank Oz
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Famous As: Puppeteer, Actor
Birthdate: May 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hereford, England
Frank Oz started his career as a puppeteer, performing characters such as Miss Piggy in The Muppet Show, and Cookie Monster in Sesame Street. He then gained fame as the voice of Yoda in the Star Wars franchise. He has also directed movies such as Little Shop of Horrors.

 11 Mike Judge

Mike Judge
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Famous As: Actor, Cartoonist, Director, Musician
Birthdate: October 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Animator and filmmaker Michael Judge is best known for creating the iconic animated series Beavis and Butt-Head. Fans also loved his Emmy- and Annie Award-winning work in King of the Hill, one of the longest-running U.S. animated series, and his Critics' Choice Award-winning work in Silicon Valley.

 12 Mads Mikkelsen

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Mads Mikkelsen is a Danish actor best known for his portrayal of Le Chiffre in the 2006 spy film Casino Royale, which earned him international recognition. One of the most celebrated and decorated Danish actors of his generation, Mads Mikkelsen has received several prestigious awards such as the Bodil Award, European Film Academy Achievement award, and Cannes Film Festival Award.

 13 Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings
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Famous As: Actor, Dub actor, Singer
Birthdate: November 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Youngstown

 14 J. K. Simmons

J. K. Simmons
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Famous As: Television actor
Birthdate: January 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States

 15 John Hurt

John Hurt
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died: January 27, 2017
John Hurt is best remembered for his Academy Award-nominated performances in Midnight Express and The Elephant Man. His death scene in Alien is considered one of the most memorable in history. He lent his voice to The Lord of The Rings and appeared in the Harry Potter and Hellboy films.

 16 Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Dan Castellaneta is an American actor, screenwriter, comedian, and voice actor. Over the years, Castellaneta has played a major role in the success of the animated sitcom The Simpsons in which he has been voicing one of the main protagonists, Homer Jay Simpson. Unlike Homer Simpson, Dan Castellaneta is a teetotaler and vegetarian and exercises regularly.

 17 John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: May 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

 18 Ray Romano

Ray Romano
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: December 21, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Ray Romano is best known as Ray Barone from Everybody Loves Raymond and Hank Rizzoli from Parenthood. He has also amazed audiences with his roles in Men of a Certain Age and the films The Irishman and Get Shorty. He has competed in the World Series of Poker multiple times.

 19 Jim Belushi

Jim Belushi
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

The younger brother of iconic comedian and actor John Belushi, Jim Belushi followed in his brother's footsteps to become a comedian and actor. He is also a passionate cannabis cultivator and plans to open a cannabis dispensary in Downtown Portland.

 20 Oliver Hudson

Oliver Hudson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 21 Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard
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Famous As: Comedian, Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aden, Yemen

Although best known for her surreal and digressive stand-up comedies, Eddie Izzard is also a popular film and television actor. Born as Edward John Izzard, she began her career as a street performer, eventually making her first stage appearance at the age of twenty-five, quickly drawing larger and larger audience with her stream-of-consciousness delivery, achieving fame both home and abroad.

 22 Ben McKenzie

Ben McKenzie
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States

 23 James Cromwell

James Cromwell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 24 Matt Stone

Matt Stone
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Famous As: Actor, Animator & Writer
Birthdate: May 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Matt Stone co-created the Comedy Central animated sitcom South Park, with Trey Parker. The duo voiced most of the show’s characters, too. The show won the duo five Emmys and was turned into a film. Stone has also co-directed the Grammy- and Tony-winning musical The Book of Mormon, with Parker. 

 25 John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Plainfield, New Jersey, United States

 26 Sam Worthington

Sam Worthington
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Famous As: He is best known for playing Jake Sully in Avatar
Birthdate: August 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Surrey, England, United Kingdom

 27 Nancy Cartwright

Nancy Cartwright
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States

 28 Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Burbank, California

Wil Wheaton is best known for his roles in Stand by Me and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He has voiced countless animation films, audiobooks, and video games. An avid blogger, he has also written several books. He loves poker and has hosted many web shows, such as TableTop.

 29 Richard C Armitage

Richard C Armitage
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huncote, Leicestershire, England

Richard Crispin Armitage is an English actor whose portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit film series earned him international recognition and a Saturn Award. Well-known for his baritone voice, Richard Armitage has also recorded many audiobooks; in 2014, he won an Audiobook of the Year award for his work on Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel.

 30 Alicia Witt

Alicia Witt
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

 31 Clancy Brown

Clancy Brown
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: January 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Urbana, Ohio, U.S.

 32 Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw
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Famous As: Stage actor, Television actor, Film actor, Voice actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clifton

 33 Nolan North

Nolan North
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Famous As: Actor, Baseball player, Dub actor, Television actor
Birthdate: October 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Haven

 34 Cree Summer

Cree Summer
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 35 Skeet Ulrich

Skeet Ulrich
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S.

 36 Robert Patrick

Robert Patrick
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marietta, Georgia, United States

 37 Anthony Daniels

Anthony Daniels
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK

Best known as C-3PO from the Star Wars film franchise, Anthony Daniels remains the only actor to have appeared in all films, shows, video games, and spin-offs of the franchise. Ironically, he hated science-fiction movies in his youth and had walked out of the theater while watching 2001: A Space Odyssey.

 38 Peter Cullen

Peter Cullen
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Famous As: Voice actor
Birthdate: July 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Qu├ębec, Canada

 39 Jeffrey Tambor

Jeffrey Tambor
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Famous As: Awarded a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Pfefferman.
Birthdate: July 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

 40 Daniel Dae Kim

Daniel Dae Kim
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Famous As: played Jin-Soo Kwon in the popular television show Lost and later joined the CBS show Hawaii Five-0
Birthdate: August 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea

 41 Neal McDonough

Neal McDonough
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA

 42 Reggie Miller

Reggie Miller
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States

 43 Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Puppeteer, Blogger, Dub actor, Television actor
Birthdate: August 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bloomington

 44 Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 45 Matthew Mercer

Matthew Mercer
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Famous As: Voice actor
Birthdate: June 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States

 46 Clark Gregg

Clark Gregg
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Actor, director, and screenwriter Clark Gregg joined the show business after a series of odd jobs. He co-founded the off-Broadway Atlantic Theater Company at the beginning of his career in entertainment and proceeded to join films. He gained international fame for playing Agent Phil Coulson in many Marvel Cinematic Universe films in the 2010s.

 47 David Jason

David Jason
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Edmonton, London, England, UK
David Jason is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and executive producer who is famous for his role in the sitcom Only Fools and Horses. His other popular works include TV series A Touch of Frost, Open All Hours and Still Open All Hours and The Darling Buds of May. He was knighted in 2005 for services to acting and comedy.

 48 Troy Baker

Troy Baker
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Television actor
Birthdate: April 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dallas

 49 Frank Welker

Frank Welker
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States

 50 Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey
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Famous As: actor, singer, television actor, voice actor
Birthdate: May 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Biloxi