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 Ellen DeGeneres

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Metairie

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.

 2 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.

 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 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.

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 5 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.

 6 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.

 7 Will Smith

Will Smith.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The charismatic, versatile and bankable American artist, Will Smith, tasted early success with rapping. A successful transition into films and television soon followed and made Smith a phenomenal success. With solid earnings, he has also frequently secured himself a place in the list of highest paid actors in world.

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 8 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.

 9 Walt Disney

Walt Disney.
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Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago
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 Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke.
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Famous As: Actors
Birthdate: December 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Missouri

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.

 11 Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

 12 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 Seth MacFarlane

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kent, Connecticut, United States

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.

 14 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.

 15 Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Redwood City, California, USA

 16 Rosario Dawson

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City

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.

 17 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.

 18 Gina Carano

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: April 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dallas County, Texas

A former mixed martial artist, Gina Carano went on to become an actress; she uses her martial arts skills to perform stunts in popular action movies. Before becoming an actress, she was quite popular in the MMA scene, being termed the face of women's MMA. In 2008, she was named in a Top 10 Influential Women list.

 19 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

 20 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.

 21 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.

 22 Bryan Cranston

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Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: March 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

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.

 23 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.

 24 Val Kilmer

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 31, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 25 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.

 26 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.

 27 Bill Hader

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

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.

 28 Jenny Slate

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts, U.S.

 29 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.

 30 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.

 31 John Malkovich

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Christopher, Illinois, United States

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.

 32 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

 33 Bill Burr

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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: June 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canton, Massachusetts, United States

 34 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.

 35 Clancy Brown

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

 36 Jonathan Taylor Thomas

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Famous As: Actor, Voice Actor
Birthdate: September 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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.

 37 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.

 38 Kevin Jonas

Kevin Jonas.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States

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.

 39 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.

 40 Josh Lucas

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

 41 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.

 42 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.

 43 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.

 44 James Cromwell

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

 45 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.

 46 Atticus Shaffer

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

 47 Rosa Salazar

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

 48 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.

 49 Ben McKenzie

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

 50 Michael Rooker

Michael Rooker.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jasper, Alabama

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.