Famous American Voice Actors

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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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Jim Henson
(Puppeteer)
Jim Henson
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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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Patrick Warburton
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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
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Hank Azaria
(Known for Voicing Many Characters in the Animated Sitcom 'The Simpsons')
Hank Azaria
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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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Tara Strong
(Voice Actor)
Tara Strong
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Birthdate: February 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tara Strong has voiced countless animated characters, such as Dil Pickles in Rugrats, Bubbles in The Powerpuff Girls, and Twilight Sparkle in My Little Pony. She has also voiced for video games such as Mortal Kombat X. She now runs VoiceStarz, a company that helps people build careers in voice-acting.
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Keith David
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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.
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Tom Kenny
(Actor)
Tom Kenny
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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.
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Adam West
(American Actor Who Portrayed 'Batman' in Several Movies and Television Shows)
Adam West
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Birthdate: September 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Walla Walla, Washington, United States
Died: June 9, 2017

Adam West was an actor best known for his portrayal of Batman in the 1960s live-action TV series of the same name. One of the first actors to play Batman, West is considered the most popular actor to play the iconic character. After his death, the Bat-Signal was projected on Los Angeles’ City Hall as a tribute to the actor.

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Trey Parker
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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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John C. Reilly
(American Actor, Comedian, and Singer Known for His Oscar-Nominated Role in Chicago)
John C. Reilly
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Birthdate: May 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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Mel Blanc
(Known for His Voices of 'Bugs Bunny', 'Daffy Duck' & 'Porky Pig' During the Golden Age of American Animation)
Mel Blanc
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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.

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Casey Kasem
(First Actor to Voice Norville "Shaggy" Rogers in the 'Scooby-Doo' Franchise )
Casey Kasem
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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.
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Frank Oz
(Puppeteer & Actor Known for His Role of Yoda in the 'Star Wars' Series)
Frank Oz
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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.
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Mike Judge
(Actor, Cartoonist, Director, Musician)
Mike Judge
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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.
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Jason Lee
(Best Known for Playing 'Earl Hickey' in the Television Comedy Series 'My Name Is Earl')
Jason Lee
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Birthdate: April 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California, United States

Jason Lee is an American actor, photographer, producer, writer, and former professional skateboarder. The recipient of the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Lee has also received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his work as an actor. A multi-talented personality, Jason Lee is credited with co-founding a company named Stereo Skateboards which manufactures skateboard decks, apparel, and equipment.

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Josh Peck
(Actor & Stand-up Comedian)
Josh Peck
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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.

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Jim Belushi
(Comedian)
Jim Belushi
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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.

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Kristen Schaal
(Actress, Known for Her Voice Roles on “Bob's Burgers” and “Mabel Pines” on Disney's “Gravity Falls”)
Kristen Schaal
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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.
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Wil Wheaton
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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.

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James Cromwell
(Academy Award-Nominated American Actor Known for His Character Roles)
James Cromwell
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Birthdate: January 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Ben McKenzie
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Birthdate: September 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
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Josh Lucas
(American Actor Who Has Been Successful in Both Series and Movies)
Josh Lucas
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Birthdate: June 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
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Alicia Witt
(Actress)
Alicia Witt
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Birthdate: August 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Clancy Brown
(American Actor Who Is Known for His Villainous Roles)
Clancy Brown
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Birthdate: January 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Urbana, Ohio, U.S.
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Oliver Hudson
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Birthdate: September 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Jim Cummings
(Actor, Dub actor, Singer)
Jim Cummings
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Birthdate: November 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Youngstown
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Jeffrey Tambor
(Awarded a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Pfefferman.)
Jeffrey Tambor
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Birthdate: July 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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Robert Patrick
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Birthdate: October 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marietta, Georgia, United States
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Skeet Ulrich
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Birthdate: January 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S.
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Daniel Dae Kim
(played Jin-Soo Kwon in the popular television show Lost and later joined the CBS show Hawaii Five-0)
Daniel Dae Kim
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Birthdate: August 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
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Jerry O'Connell
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Birthdate: February 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
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Rosa Salazar
(Actress)
Rosa Salazar
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Birthdate: July 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: British Columbia, Canada
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Laura Bailey
(Voice Actress)
Laura Bailey
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Birthdate: May 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Biloxi
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Neal McDonough
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Birthdate: February 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA
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John DiMaggio
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Birthdate: September 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
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Pamela Adlon
(Actress)
Pamela Adlon
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Birthdate: July 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
 36 
Dan Castellaneta
(Best Known as the Voice of “Homer Simpson” on the Animated Series “The Simpsons”)
Dan Castellaneta
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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.

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Reggie Miller
(Basketball player)
Reggie Miller
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Birthdate: August 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States
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Clark Gregg
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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.

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Harry Hamlin
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Birthdate: October 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
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Nancy Cartwright
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Birthdate: October 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
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Troy Baker
(Actor, Singer, Television actor)
Troy Baker
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Birthdate: April 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dallas
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Ben Schwartz
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Birthdate: September 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, U.S.
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Matthew Mercer
(Voice actor)
Matthew Mercer
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Birthdate: June 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
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Matt Stone
(Actor, Writer, Animator, and Composer who Co-Created the Animated Sitcom ‘South Park’)
Matt Stone
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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. 
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David Ogden Stiers
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Birthdate: October 31, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, USA
Died: March 3, 2018
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Andrew Rannells
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Birthdate: August 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
 47 
Cree Summer
(Actress)
Cree Summer
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Birthdate: July 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Carey Lowell
(Actress)
Carey Lowell
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Birthdate: February 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States

Carey Lowell is an American actress best known for playing Bond girl Pam Bouvier in the 1989 James Bond film Licence to Kill. From 2014 to 2016, Carey Lowell was involved in highly contested divorce proceedings after separating from actor Richard Gere whom she had married in 2002.

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Jeff Conaway
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Birthdate: October 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 27, 2011
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Larry the Cable Guy
(Stand-up comedian, Actor, Voice Actor)
Larry the Cable Guy
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Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pawnee City, Nebraska
Stand-up comedian Daniel Lawrence Whitney, better known as "Larry the Cable Guy," soared to fame with Blue Collar Comedy Tour. He has authored a book named Git-R-Done, which is also his signature catchphrase. He was the voice of Mater in the Cars film series and has appeared in several movies.