Famous Black Voice Actors

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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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Kevin Michael Richardson
(Mostly voiced villainous characters in animation and video games)

Kevin Michael Richardson
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Birthdate: October 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

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Uzo Aduba
(Actress)

Uzo Aduba
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Birthdate: February 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Orlando Brown
(Actor, Voice Actor, Singer)

Orlando Brown
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Birthdate: December 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Orlando Brown is an American actor, singer, and rapper. After starting his career as a child actor, Brown went on to establish himself in the entertainment industry. Unfortunately, his personal life, entangled with legal issues, has overshadowed his professional achievements so far. He has been arrested several times with various charges.

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Sinbad
(Stand-up comedian)

Sinbad
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Birthdate: November 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States

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Nichelle Nichols
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Birthdate: December 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Robbins, Illinois, United States

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J. B. Smoove
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Birthdate: December 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, North Carolina, United States
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Regé-Jean Page
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Birthdate: January 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England

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Shameik Moore
(Film actor)

Shameik Moore
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Birthdate: May 4, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia (U.S. State) Georgia, U.S.

Best known for his portrayal of Malcolm in the movie Dope, Shameik Moore later began his career with Incredible Crew and later gained fame for voicing Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. A skilled rapper, too, he scored 100,000 downloads with his debut mixtape, I Am Da Beat.

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James Avery
(Film actor)

James Avery
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Birthdate: November 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suffolk, Virginia, U.S.
Died: December 31, 2013

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Louis Gossett Jr.
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Birthdate: May 27, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

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Romany Malco
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Birthdate: November 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Romany Malco is an American actor, music producer, and voice actor. He is credited with forming a rap group named R.M.G., which later came to be known as The College Boyz. Malco started pursuing acting after being encouraged to do so by John Leguizamo, who was impressed by his dynamic personality when the former was working as a music producer.

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Marsai Martin
(Actress)

Marsai Martin
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Birthdate: August 14, 2004
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Plano, Texas
Marsai Martin is best known as Diane Johnson from the series Black-ish. She also starred in and produced the film Little at 14, earning a Guinness record for being the youngest Hollywood executive producer. She has won multiple NAACP Image Awards and was featured on Time 100 Next in 2019.

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Kelly McCreary
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Birthdate: September 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

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Michael Winslow
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Birthdate: September 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, USA

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Ron Funches
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Birthdate: March 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States

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Lou Rawls
(Singer)

Lou Rawls
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Birthdate: December 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 6, 2006

Lou Rawls was an American singer, composer, record producer, and actor. Rawls sold over 40 million records during his illustrious career. He was also renowned for his charity work; in 2004, he was honored by the popular philanthropic organization United Negro College Fund for his work with the organization for more than 25 years.

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Ahmed Best
(Actor)

Ahmed Best
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Birthdate: August 19, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

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Gary Anthony Williams
(Actor, Screenwriter, Television actor)

Gary Anthony Williams
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Birthdate: March 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta

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Geoffrey Holder
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Birthdate: August 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: October 5, 2014

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Tim Russ
(Actor)

Tim Russ
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Birthdate: June 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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Samuel E. Wright
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Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Camden, South Carolina, United States

Two-time Tony-nominated actor Samuel E. Wright is best known for his performances in The Lion King and The Tap Dance Kid. Fans also know him as the voice of Sebastian in The Little Mermaid, and his track Under the Sea, from the movie, won an Academy Award.

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Dorian Harewood
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Birthdate: August 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA

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Tone Loc
(Rapper)

Tone Loc
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Birthdate: March 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Chris Williams
(Actor, Voice actor)

Chris Williams
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Birthdate: November 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tarrytown, New York, United States

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Aries Spears
(Comedian)

Aries Spears
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Birthdate: April 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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T'Keyah Crystal Keymah
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Birthdate: October 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Tayla Parx
(Songwriter)

Tayla Parx
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Birthdate: September 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

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Wyatt Cenac
(Known for his stand up routines and his work writing for the Daily Show from (2008-2012))

Wyatt Cenac
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Birthdate: April 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Eugene Wanangwa Khumbanyiwa
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Birthdate: December 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zomba, Malawi Zomba

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Anthony Kavanagh
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Birthdate: September 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greenfield Park, Longueuil, Canada

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Bill Kipsang Rotich
(Voice Actor)

Bill Kipsang Rotich
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Birthdate: 1958 AD
Birthplace: Eldama Ravine, Koibatek, Kenya

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Leroy Gopal
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Birthdate: July 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe