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 Lizzo

Lizzo
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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.

 2 Kiernan Shipka

Kiernan Shipka
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Famous As: Voice Actress
Birthdate: November 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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

 3 Josh Gad

Josh Gad
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Famous As: Actor, Voice Actor
Birthdate: February 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

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.

 4 Seth Green

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Birthdate: February 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

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.

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 5 Fran Drescher

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

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.

 6 Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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.

 7 Robin Williams

Robin Williams
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Famous As: American stand-up comedian
Birthdate: July 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
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.

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 8 John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: May 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 9 Walt Disney

Walt Disney
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Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: December 15, 1966

Walt Disney is considered to be the forerunner of the American animation industry. He has won 22 Oscars and holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual as a film producer. His The Walt Disney Company‍ has produced many successful animation films. He later established amusement theme park, Disneyland, in 1955, which has since grown manifold.

 10 Clancy Brown

Clancy Brown
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: January 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 11 Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke
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Famous As: Actors
Birthdate: December 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Richard Van Dyke is an actor, writer, singer and dancer. He became famous after working on radio and Broadway and later for his role in the television sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. He tasted more success after starring in musical films such Bye Bye Birdie and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  He has received many awards including Emmy, Tony and Grammy.

 12 Alexandra Breckenridge

Alexandra Breckenridge
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Famous As: Actress, Photographer
Birthdate: May 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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.

 13 Josh Lucas

Josh Lucas
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 14 Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 15 Josh Peck

Josh Peck
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Famous As: Actor & Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: November 10, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

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.

 16 Hasan Minhaj

Hasan Minhaj
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: September 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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.

 17 Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Seth MacFarlane is best known as the creator of animated television series Family Guy and American Dad. He won many awards for Family Guy, including couple of Emmys. He also created and starred in the sci-fi comedy-drama television series The Orville. He’s worked in films too and acted in and directed Ted and Ted 2. He is also an accomplished singer.

 18 Atticus Shaffer

Atticus Shaffer
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 19 Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 20 James Cromwell

James Cromwell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 21 Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

A popular actress, producer, and activist, Rosario Dawson is known as much for her involvement in politics and philanthropy as for her work in films and television. A strong supporter of various charitable organizations, such as One Campaign and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Rosario came out as member of the LGBT community in 2020.

 22 Jim Belushi

Jim Belushi
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

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.

 23 Rosa Salazar

Rosa Salazar
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 24 Ben McKenzie

Ben McKenzie
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 25 Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston
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Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: March 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

American actor Bryan Cranston became a household name when he starred in the hit television series Breaking Bad. He won four Primetime Emmy Awards for the role. Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle and Sneaky Pete are some of his other notable series. He has also worked in many films and has received critical acclaim for movies like Trumbo and The Upside.

 26 Gabriel Iglesias

Gabriel Iglesias
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor, Voice Actor
Birthdate: July 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
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.

 27 Alicia Witt

Alicia Witt
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 28 Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 31, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 29 Michael Rooker

Michael Rooker
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Michael Rooker is an American actor. A black belt holder in Kyokushin style of karate, Michael Rooker often uses his martial arts skills to play his characters, such as Yondu Udonta in Guardians of the Galaxy, to perfection. He is also known for his performance in popular TV series like The Walking Dead.

 30 T.J. Miller

T.J. Miller
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 31 Laura Bailey

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

 32 Bill Hader

Bill Hader
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Bill Hader is an American actor and comedian. He is credited with creating the popular HBO series Barry. A product of Saturday Night Live, Bill Hader's journey from being a below-average student at school to becoming a popular personality in the American film and TV industry continues to serve as an inspiration to many.

 33 Virginia Madsen

Virginia Madsen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

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.

 34 Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 35 Max Greenfield

Max Greenfield
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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.

 36 John Malkovich

John Malkovich
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

John Malkovich is one of those rare actors who despite being highly regarded for his talent has been conspicuously missing from the headlines. From Hercule Poirot to Catholic Pope, Malkovich has portrayed each of his characters with zest and intensity that have earned him two Oscar nominations and a myriad of other prestigious awards.

 37 Bill Burr

Bill Burr
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: June 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 38 Mena Suvari

Mena Suvari
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Mena Suvari soared to fame with her SAG Award-winning role of Angela Hayes in American Beauty. Fans also loved her in the American Pie movies and the horror anthology American Horror Story. She also appeared as Edie in Six Feet Under. Mena endorses Lancôme cosmetics and uses cruelty-free products only.

 39 Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jonathan Taylor Thomas
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Famous As: Actor, Voice Actor
Birthdate: September 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

Jonathan Taylor Thomas, best known as Randy Taylor from Home Improvement, also voiced young Simba in the 1994 animation film The Lion King. He later left acting to study and eventually joined Harvard and Columbia universities. He also appeared in Tom and Huck and voiced Pinocchio in a live-action movie.

 40 Skylar Astin

Skylar Astin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

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.

 41 Sherilyn Fenn

Sherilyn Fenn
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

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.

 42 Kevin Jonas

Kevin Jonas
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Musician, singer, and songwriter Kevin Jonas rose to fame as a member of the pop-rock band, the Jonas Brothers, with his younger brothers, Joe and Nick. Also an actor, he has appeared in many Disney Channel productions. He is involved in business ventures as well and is the founder of a construction company, JonasWerner.

 43 Mike Colter

Mike Colter
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

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.

 44 Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
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.

 45 Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 46 Skeet Ulrich

Skeet Ulrich
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 47 Frank Welker

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

 48 Justin Roiland

Justin Roiland
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 49 Harry Hamlin

Harry Hamlin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 50 Troy Baker

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