Famous American Voice Actors

To be an actor, you don’t just require an attractive face and acting skills. Sometimes, an emotive voice is all it takes to become an actor, rather a voice actor. Voice actors are artists who excel at the art of voice-overs. In television and films, they are the voice behind the animated characters and bring to life the cartoon and the story. In radio, they are the quintessential links between audience and host. Voice actors or voice artists, as they are known as, are just as extremely talented as their on-screen counterparts. Most of them are blessed with a magnetic and emotive voice and are the real heroes behind the scene. The job profile of a voice artist varies – character voices, narratives, translations, automated dialogue replacements and automated announcements, they lend their voice for any of these. America has had numerous voice artists who have brought to life anime characters. They are legendary, they are prolific and they are supremely talented – their versatility has helped them experience variety of roles through their voice. Some of the dynamically vibrant voice actors include Mel Blanc, Walt Disney, Tom Kenny, Johnny Young Bosch, Steve Blum, Crispin Freeman, Jim Cummings and Joe Alaskey. It is to these that we owe the success of famous movies such as The Lion King, Up, The Simpsons, Tangled, Star Wars, and so on. Find out more about their life and works with this segment.

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 1 Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 25, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States

A popular American actor, Mark Hamill became a teen idol after playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movie series. He then went on to become a prolific voice actor, contributing immensely to animated films by voicing such characters as The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, Skips in Regular Show, and Fire Lord Ozai in Avatar: The Last Airbender.

 2 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

 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.

 4 Dave Franco

Dave Franco
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States

Born into a family of poets and authors, Dave Franco was encouraged to pursue acting by his brother James. After appearing in minor roles, he played a prominent role in the comedy film 21 Jump Street, which proved to be a turning point in his career. He then went on to try his hand at writing, producing, and directing.

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 5 Charles Robert Redford Jr.

Charles Robert Redford Jr.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 18, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

Charles Robert Redford Jr. is a retired actor, activist, and director. He is credited with founding the Sundance Film Festival and was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2014. For his contributions to arts, Charles Robert Redford Jr. was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.

 6 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.

 7 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.
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 8 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

 9 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.

 10 Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka
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Famous As: Voice Actress
Birthdate: November 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Kiernan Shipka is best known as Sally Draper from Mad Men, a role that earned her multiple awards, such as the Young Artist Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award. She also amazed fans with her portrayal of Sabrina in a 2018 remake of the series Sabrina the Teenage Witch

 11 Noah Centineo

Noah Centineo
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

Noah Centineo is an American actor and co-founder of a nonprofit initiative called Favored Nations. Favored Nations is credited with raising money for a number of nonprofit organizations, such as Policing Equity, Color of Change, and Black Lives Matter. The initiative has encouraged many celebrities and social media influencers to participate in philanthropic activities and donate to various charitable causes.

 12 Lizzo

Lizzo
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Three-time Grammy-winning rap and hip-hop sensation Lizzo is also a queer and body-positivity icon. She began singing with groups such as The Chalice and Grrrl Prty, and graced the Billboard 200 with the album Cuz I Love You. Time’s 2019 Entertainer of the Year, Lizzo is also a talented flute-player.

 13 Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 28, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fairfax, Virginia, United States

The youngest of the popular Workman siblings, Ariel Winter Workman has established herself as a successful actress after starting her career as a child star. She has also contributed immensely as a voice actress in films and video games.

 14 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.

 15 Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem
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Famous As: Radio Jockey, Voice 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.

 16 Jim Cummings

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

 17 Mel Blanc

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.

 18 Seth Green

Seth Green
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Birthdate: February 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia

Seth Green is a popular American actor and voice artist who is credited with co-creating the famous adult animated comedy TV series Robot Chicken for Adult Swim. As a voice actor, Seth Green has contributed immensely to the success of series, Family Guy.

 19 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.

 20 Josh Peck

Josh Peck
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Famous As: Actor & Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: November 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.

Josh Peck is a comedian, actor, and YouTuber. After starting his career as a child artist, Peck went on to establish himself in the film and TV industry. His performance in the sitcom Drake & Josh earned him the Favorite Male TV Star award at the 2008 UK Kids' Choice Awards. As a social media influencer, he also inspires children and youngsters.

 21 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.

 22 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.

 23 Alexandra Breckenridge

Alexandra Breckenridge
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Famous As: Actress, Photographer
Birthdate: May 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Alexandra Breckenridge is best known as Sophie from the series This Is Us. The tattoo-loving actor has also voiced a number of characters in Family Guy. Other notable projects featuring her are the series Dirt, Virgin River, and True Blood, and the movies The Bridge to Nowhere and Broken Vows.

 24 Ben McKenzie

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

 25 Frank Oz

Frank Oz
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Famous As: 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.

 26 Clancy Brown

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

 27 Kristen Schaal

Kristen Schaal
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Longmont, Colorado, United States
Kristen Schaal is best known for her Emmy-nominated voice roles, mostly as Sarah Lynn, in BoJack Horseman and her Annie Award-winning voice role as Louise Belcher in Bob's Burgers. Fans also loved her as Mel in Flight of the Conchords. She has also co-written a book with her husband.

 28 Max Greenfield

Max Greenfield
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dobbs Ferry, New York
Max Greenfield is best known for his Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated performance as Schmidt in the series New Girl. Fans also loved him in Veronica Mars and The Neighborhood and as the voice of Roger in Ice Age: Collision Course. Greenfield is also associated with the non-profit Young Storytellers Foundation.

 29 Skylar Astin

Skylar Astin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York

Skylar Astin Lipstein is a sort of ‘pitch-perfect’ combination of acting and singing skills. He caught the attention of movie lovers with his success in the comedy film Pitch Perfect and its sequel Pitch Perfect 2, followed by 21 and Over. He also acted in a number of television series and featured in panel game show Match Game.

 30 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.

 31 Alicia Witt

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

 32 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

 33 James Cromwell

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

 34 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

 35 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.

 36 Mike Colter

Mike Colter
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Mike Colter is an American actor known for portraying the eponymous character in the popular streaming television series Luke Cage. Thanks to his association with Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2015, Mike Colter is often credited with playing an important role in improving Marvel Television's business over the last few years.

 37 Robert Patrick

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

 38 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.

 39 Rosa Salazar

Rosa Salazar
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 40 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

 41 Frank Welker

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

 42 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

 43 Harry Hamlin

Harry Hamlin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States

 44 Josh Lucas

Josh Lucas
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

 45 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.

 46 Reggie Miller

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

 47 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

 48 John Astin

John Astin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
John Astin is best known as Gomez Addams from the 1960s’ series The Addams Family. He was a known face in movies of the horror-comedy/parody genre, such as the Killer Tomatoes films. Some of his other notable films were West Side Story, Freaky Friday, and National Lampoon's European Vacation.

 49 Nasim Pedrad

Nasim Pedrad
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Famous As: Actor, Voice actor, Screenwriter, Television actor
Birthdate: November 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tehran

 50 Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle
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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Television actor, Film actor
Birthdate: August 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Ord