Famous Black Voice Actors

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 1 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.

 2 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.

 3 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.

 4 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.

 5 Uzo Aduba

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 6 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.

 7 Orlando Brown

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Famous As: Actor, Voice Actor, Singer
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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 8 Jeffrey Wright

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Jeffrey Wright is a popular American actor. A self-made man, Jeffrey Wright overcame many childhood problems, including the demise of his father, to become an award-winning actor. Jeffrey Wright serves as an inspiration to many black Americans. In 2011, he established a gold exploration company called Taia Lion Resources, which provided employment to several Americans.

 9 Nichelle Nichols

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Robbins, Illinois, United States

 10 Sinbad

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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: November 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States

 11 J. B. Smoove

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, North Carolina, United States

 12 Shameik Moore

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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: May 4, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia (U.S. State) Georgia, U.S.

 13 Tony Todd

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 4, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Tony Todd’s 6’5” frame made him the perfect choice for the titular role in the Candyman movie franchise. He also played Reverend Zombie in the Hatchett franchise and William Bludworth in the Final Destination film series. He also voiced The Fallen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

 14 Lamorne Morris

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States

Lamorne Morris began his career with the BET shows HotWyred and 106 & Park. He gained game with his Teen Choice Award-nominated role of Winston in New Girl. He has appeared in many FunnyorDie shorts, in the docu-drama Valley of the Boom, and as Keef Knight in the series Woke.

 15 Madge Sinclair

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: December 20, 1995

The Kingston-born American actress, who began her career with the New York Shakespearean Festival, acted in a number films and television series and won Primetime Emmy Award for her role in the crime drama Gabriel's Fire. Madge Sinclair was also a voice artist in the famous animated film The Lion King, released a year before she succumbed to leukaemia.

 16 Cress Williams

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

Cress Williams is an American actor known for his portrayal of Terrence Williams in the popular television series, Living Single. Williams struck a deal with DC Entertainment in 2018 to play Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning in the TV series Black Lightning. He is expected to play the role in future DC Entertainment movies and series featuring Black Lightning.

 17 Louis Gossett Jr.

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 27, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

 18 James Avery

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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: November 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suffolk, Virginia, U.S.
Died: December 31, 2013

 19 Marsai Martin

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Famous As: Actress
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.

 20 Kelly McCreary

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

 21 Michael Winslow

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, USA

 22 Ron Funches

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

 23 Gary Anthony Williams

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Famous As: Actor, Screenwriter, Television actor
Birthdate: March 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta

 24 Rochelle Aytes

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York

Actress and model, Rochelle Aytes, gained international fame for her role in the  ABC drama series Mistresses. An alumnus of the State University of New York at Purchase College, she began her career soon after her graduation. After appearing in commercials for several popular brands, she made her acting debut. She has since acted in many films and TV shows.

 25 Ahmed Best

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 19, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 26 Chad Coleman

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States

 27 Lou Rawls

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Famous As: Singer
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.

 28 Geoffrey Holder

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

 29 Tim Russ

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

 30 Debra Wilson

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: South Ozone Park, New York, United States

 31 Samuel E. Wright

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Famous As: Actor
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.

 32 Dorian Harewood

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA

 33 Victor Williams

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 19, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 34 T'Keyah Crystal Keymah

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

 35 Aries Spears

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: April 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

 36 Tone Loc

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 37 Tayla Parx

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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: September 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

 38 Bill Kipsang Rotich

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Famous As: Voice Actor
Birthdate: 1958 AD
Birthplace: Eldama Ravine, Koibatek, Kenya

 39 Leroy Gopal

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe

 40 Anthony Kavanagh

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: September 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greenfield Park, Longueuil, Canada