Voice Actors

Voice Actors are the performers who do voice-overs or provide voices for animated characters in various works like feature films, dubbed foreign language films, animated short films, television programs, commercials, radio or audio dramas, etc. Reginald Fessenden became one of the earliest voice actors when he made a radio broadcast during Christmas of 1906 in a program of Christmas messages and spiritual music to ships at sea. Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, also voiced the character in early films, heralding in the era of animated sound films. Another well-known voice actor in the first half of the 20th century was radio personality Mel Blanc who also provided his voice to numerous animated films. One of the most talented and versatile stars in the field of voice acting, he is still known today as The Man of 1000 Voices. Don LaFontaine, another highly accomplished voice actor, recorded more than 5,000 film trailers and hundreds of thousands of television advertisements, network promotions, and video game trailers. Some popular contemporary voice actors are David Kaye, Brittney Karbowski, Tom Kane, and Eric Idle. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous voice actors.

 1 Gina Carano

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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: April 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

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.

 2 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.

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 3 Tom Lister Jr.

Tom Lister Jr.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 4 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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 5 Phil Collins

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Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: January 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

Phil Collins is best known for his work with the popular rock band Genesis. Having sold more than 150 million copies worldwide, he is one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Phil is one of three recording artists who have sold more than 100 million records both as principal members of a band and as solo artists.

 6 Timothy Olyphant

Timothy Olyphant
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

Timothy Olyphant became known to a wider audience when he portrayed the character of a righteous, brooding Sheriff in the HBO series Deadwood, which ran from 2004 to 2006. He later played the same role in the 2019 film Deadwood: The Movie. He received critical acclaim for playing the role of a deputy US Marshall in the television series Justified.

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 7 Tom Holland

Tom Holland
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Famous As: Actor, Voice Actor
Birthdate: June 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
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 8 Armie Hammer

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

Liam Neeson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American, Northern Irish

The recipient of multiple awards, actor Liam Neeson has been ranked among  the '100 Sexiest Stars in Film History'. One of the highest-grossing actors of all time, he first rose to prominence in the 1990s with his title role in the epic drama film Schindler's List. Since then, he has appeared in many other critically acclaimed films.

 10 Bill Burr

Bill Burr
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: June 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
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 11 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.

 12 Hayden Christensen

Hayden Christensen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Canadian

Canadian actor, Hayden Christensen, is best known for his role of Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. However, many critics panned his acting in both the films. Shattered Glass, Awake, Jumper, Outcast, First Kill and The Last Man are some of his other notable films.

 13 Michael Sheen

Michael Sheen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

Michael Sheen is a Welsh actor and started his career as a theatre artist. He rose to fame in the 2000s as a screen actor after working in various biographical films. He starred in television films like The Deal, The Queen and The Special Relationship. Some of his notable films are The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Midnight in Paris.

 14 Noah Reid

Noah Reid
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Canadian

 15 Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman
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Famous As: Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: September 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: May 28, 1998

Phil Hartman was a Canadian-American actor and comedian. He is credited with helping Paul Reubens develop his famous character, Pee-wee Herman, as part of his contribution to the popular comedy group The Groundlings. After he was murdered in 1998, Hartman was honored with several awards. In 2015, Rolling Stone named him one of the greatest Saturday Night Live cast members.

 16 David Tennant

David Tennant
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

A celebrated son of Scotland, David Tennant is best known for his lead role in the BBC series, Doctor Who, from 2005-10. The show made him a household name and a sex symbol. His career continues to flourish with lead roles in films and television. He’s also a prolific theater actor having played Shakespearean characters like Hamlet and Richard II.

 17 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.

 18 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.

 19 Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Lacey Chabert initially gained fame as a child actor who played Claudia in Party of Five, a role that won her the YoungStar Award. Fans loved her in Mean Girls and The Lost Tree. She also voiced Eliza Thornberry in The Wild Thornberrys and has appeared in 18 Hallmark movies.

 20 Andrew Rannells

Andrew Rannells
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 21 Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard
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Famous As: Comedian, Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 22 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.

 23 Linda Cardellini

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

 24 Val Kilmer

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

 25 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.

 26 Josh Lucas

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

 27 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.

 28 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.

 29 Alan Thicke

Alan Thicke
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Famous As: Actor, Songwriter, Composer, Television presenter, Voice actor, Comedian
Birthdate: March 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian
Died: December 13, 2016

 30 Patrick Wilson

Patrick Wilson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Patrick Wilson is an American actor, director, and singer. He is known for his contribution across all the three major acting mediums. Well-known for playing demonologist Ed Warren in popular supernatural horror film, The Conjuring, Patrick Wilson is often cast in horror films, due to which he has earned a reputation as a scream king in Hollywood.

 31 Jenny Slate

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

 32 Fran Drescher

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.

 33 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.

 34 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.

 35 James Belushi

James Belushi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 15, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 36 Dave Filoni

Dave Filoni
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Famous As: Animator
Birthdate: June 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 37 David Thewlis

David Thewlis
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
David Thewlis gained fame with his role in Naked, a film that won him a Cannes Film Festival Award. Fans loved him as Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter film franchise and Sir Patrick Morgan/Ares in Wonder Woman. He has also written a novel and directed a BAFTA-nominated short film. 

 38 Alicia Witt

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

 39 Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

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.

 40 Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw
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Famous As: Stage actor, Television actor, Film actor, Voice actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 41 John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo
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Famous As: Actor, Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: July 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Colombian, American

John Leguizamo is a popular stand-up comedian and actor who is credited with voicing Sid the Sloth in the Ice Age film series. Over the years, John Leguizamo has also played a major role in helping the Hispanic community and has been honored by organizations, such as the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors.

 42 Lena Headey

Lena Headey
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Famous As: Actor, Voice actor
Birthdate: October 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Bermudian, British

 43 Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 28, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

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.

 44 David Jason

David Jason
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 45 Andrew Lincoln

Andrew Lincoln
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Andrew Lincoln is best known for his Saturn Award-winning role of Rick Grimes in the horror series The Walking Dead. He has also played significant roles in the series This Life, Teachers, and Afterlife, and the movie Love Actually, and has appeared in plays such as A Christmas Carol.

 46 Domhnall Gleeson

Domhnall Gleeson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Irish

 47 Clancy Brown

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

 48 Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford
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Famous As: TV Host, Actress
Birthdate: August 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French, American

Kathie Lee Gifford achieved celebrity status by working as a television presenter. She then became a singer-songwriter and author, cementing her place in the entertainment industry. Also known for her charity work, Kathie serves as an ambassador for Childhelp, a non-profit organization working towards preventing child abuse.

 49 Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

Natalie Dormer is a popular English actress who received international recognition after playing Margaery Tyrell in one of the most popular TV series of all time, Game of Thrones. Also known for her charity work and advocacy, Natalie traveled to Tanzania in 2017 along with a humanitarian organization called Plan International to ban child marriage in the East African country.

 50 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.
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