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

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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 Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, United States

Comedian, television host and actress Ellen DeGeneres is the first actress to win a Saturn Award for a voice performance, winning the accolade for her role in the film Finding Nemo. She has hosted the Academy Awards and has published four books. She is openly lesbian and supports LGBTQA+ rights. She has been accused of workplace harassment.

 3 James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States

A veteran actor with a career spanning more than seven decades, James Earl Jones has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors. He initially aspired to be a doctor but fate had other plans for him. He began his career as a stage actor and soon joined films as well.

 4 Orson Welles

Orson Welles.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 6, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Died: October 10, 1985

American filmmaker, Orson Welles, acted in and directed the 1941 film, Citizen Kane, which is considered to be one the greatest movies ever made. Though hailed as a genius, many of his films didn’t work at the box office. The Stranger, Macbeth, Chimes at Midnight, Touch of Evil and The Trial are some of the other films that he directed.

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 5 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.

 6 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

 7 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
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 8 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.

 9 Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, 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.

 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 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.

 12 Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, United States

American actress, Lucy Liu, shot to fame with television series Ally McBeal and later proved her acting skills with films like Charlie's Angels, Kill Bill, Volume 1, Shanghai Noon and television series Elementary and Southland. Intelligent and multitalented, she has voiced animated films, turned producer/director, made her Broadway debut and last but not the least, is also a visual artist.

 13 David Letterman

David Letterman.
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Famous As: TV Presenter
Birthdate: April 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Starting off as a radio weatherman, David Letterman has come a long way. He has been the longest-serving American late-night talk-show host and ranked 45th on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list. He later dabbled in production, with hit sitcoms such as Everybody Loves Raymond.

 14 Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 28, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, 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.

 15 Josh Gad

Josh Gad.
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Famous As: Actor, Voice Actor
Birthdate: February 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hollywood, Florida, United States

American actor Josh Gad is credited with bringing the famous character Olaf to life with his impressive voice-acting skills in the Frozen franchise. He is also credited with launching Reunited Apart, a YouTube series, which reunites the cast of popular movies. The series also encourages viewers to support charity organizations, such as No Kid Hungry, Project Hope, and Dig Deep.

 16 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.

 17 Fran Drescher

Fran Drescher.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kew Gardens, New York, United States

Fran Drescher is an American actress and comedian. Characterized by her thick New York accent and nasal voice, Fran Drescher serves as an inspiration to many cancer patients as she successfully fought off the disease after suffering from uterine cancer. She is also an outspoken LGBT rights activist and healthcare advocate.

 18 Michael Peña

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Michael Peña is best known as Kiki Camarena from Netflix's Narcos: Mexico. He has also played significant roles in End of Watch, American Hustle, Ant-Man, and Crash. He delivered an award-winning performance in the HBO film Walkout and also scored a Billboard-charting song, Beast, with his band Nico Vega.

 19 Jim Cummings

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

 20 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.

 21 Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc.
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Famous As: Voice Actor, Radio Personality
Birthdate: May 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco
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.

 22 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.

 23 James Garner

James Garner.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Died: July 19, 2014

James Garner was an American actor and producer. He is credited with mentoring fellow actor and producer Tom Selleck. He is also credited with helping celebrities like Steve McQueen and Clint Eastwood establish themselves in the film industry. He was also an avid golfer and racing enthusiast; he owned the American International Racers racing team for a couple of years.

 24 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.

 25 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.

 26 Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California
Teri Hatcher is best known for her Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning performance as Susan Mayer in Desperate Housewives. She also voiced Dottie in the Planes movies and was seen as Lois Lane in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and as Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies.

 27 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.

 28 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.

 29 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.

 30 Gabriel Iglesias

Gabriel Iglesias.
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor, Voice Actor
Birthdate: July 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Gabriel Iglesias gained fame for his stand-up specials I'm Not Fat... I'm Fluffy and Hot and Fluffy. His comedy is devoid of any controversial topic and consists of self-deprecating jokes about his weight and his Hispanic descent. Also seen in Netflix’s Mr. Iglesias, Gabriel is known for his Hawaiian shirts.

 31 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.

 32 Adrianne Palicki

Adrianne Palicki.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio

Adrianne Palicki is an American actress known for playing important roles in TV series like Friday Night Lights and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Adrianne Palicki went on to establish herself as a respectable actress despite suffering from celiac disease.

 33 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.

 34 Frank Welker

Frank Welker
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Famous As: Actor, Dub actor
Birthdate: March 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Denver

 35 Hasan Minhaj

Hasan Minhaj.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: September 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Davis, California, United States
Hasan Minhaj began his career as a stand-up comedian and eventually soared to fame with Comedy Central's The Daily Show. Fans loved his Netflix shows Homecoming King and Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. The Peabody- and Webby-winning entertainer was a featured speaker at the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

 36 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.

 37 Ben McKenzie

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

 38 John DiMaggio

John DiMaggio
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Famous As: Actor, Dub actor, Television actor
Birthdate: September 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Plainfield, New Jersey

 39 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.

 40 James Cromwell

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

 41 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.

 42 Alicia Witt

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

 43 Sherilyn Fenn

Sherilyn Fenn.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Sherilyn Fenn is an American actress best known for playing Audrey Horne on the mystery horror drama TV series, Twin Peaks. Over the years, Fenn's acting skills have been overshadowed by her good looks with several publications including her on their lists like the most beautiful women in the world, sexiest women in the world, and 50 hottest babes ever.

 44 Atticus Shaffer

Atticus Shaffer
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santa Clarita, California, USA

 45 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.

 46 Robin Williams

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Famous As: American stand-up comedian
Birthdate: July 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: August 11, 2014

One of the finest comedians of all time, Robin Williams began his career as a stand-up comedian and soon moved to act in television and films. Though widely recognised for his comedic skills, the immensely talented Williams proved his versatility by taking up and successfully performing more serious roles in films like Good Will Hunting and The Fisher King.

 47 Ernest Borgnine

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamden, Connecticut, U.S.
Died: July 8, 2012

Ernest Borgnine was an American actor well-known for his Cheshire cat grin and gruff but calm voice. An Academy Award winner, Borgnine's film career spanned over 60 years. Also known for his work on television, Ernest Borgnine voiced Mermaid Man, an important character in the popular series SpongeBob SquarePants. Ernest Borgnine's hometown Hamden, Connecticut named a street in his honor.

 48 Virginia Madsen

Virginia Madsen.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Virginia Madsen is an American actress. Over the years, Madsen has contributed to the success of several films and TV series, such as Fire with Fire, Modern Girls, Moonlighting, and American Dreams. She is also credited with establishing Title IX Productions, a film production company which she started in 2008.

 49 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.

 50 Nancy Cartwright

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