Voice Actors

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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.
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Jeremy Irons
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Birthdate: September 19, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cowes, Isle of Wight, England

Jeremy Irons is a popular English actor. In the US, Irons is best known as one of the few actors to have achieved the famous Triple Crown of Acting. Also an activist known for his charity work, Jeremy Irons works closely with the United Nations. He also supports charities, such as The Prison Phoenix Trust.

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Jim Henson
(Puppeteer)
Jim Henson
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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.

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Patrick Warburton
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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
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Hank Azaria
(Known for Voicing Many Characters in the Animated Sitcom 'The Simpsons')
Hank Azaria
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Birthdate: April 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Forest Hills, 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.
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Tara Strong
(Voice Actor)
Tara Strong
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Birthdate: February 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tara Strong has voiced countless animated characters, such as Dil Pickles in Rugrats, Bubbles in The Powerpuff Girls, and Twilight Sparkle in My Little Pony. She has also voiced for video games such as Mortal Kombat X. She now runs VoiceStarz, a company that helps people build careers in voice-acting.
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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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Tom Kenny
(Actor)
Tom Kenny
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Birthdate: July 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Syracuse, New York, United States
Voice artist Tom Kenny is known for his Emmy- and Annie Award-winning work in the popular animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. He has also voiced for Ice King in Adventure Time, Spyro in the Spyro the Dragon video games, and the Narrator and Mayor in The Powerpuff Girls.
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Trey Parker
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Birthdate: October 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Conifer, Colorado, United States

Trey Parker is an American animator, writer, composer, filmmaker, actor, and voice actor. Parker is credited with co-creating one of the most popular animated sitcoms of all time, South Park. He is also credited with co-developing The Book of Mormon along with Matt Stone.

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Mel Blanc
(Known for His Voices of 'Bugs Bunny', 'Daffy Duck' & 'Porky Pig' During the Golden Age of American Animation)
Mel Blanc
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Birthdate: May 30, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: July 10, 1989

Mel Blanc was an American radio personality and voice actor. Dubbed The Man of a Thousand Voices, Blanc contributed immensely to the success of several theatrical cartoons by voicing famous characters, such as Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Barney Rubble, and Mr. Spacely. He was considered one of the most influential and important personalities in the voice acting industry.

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Frank Oz
(Puppeteer & Actor Known for His Role of Yoda in the 'Star Wars' Series)
Frank Oz
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Birthdate: May 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hereford, England
Frank Oz started his career as a puppeteer, performing characters such as Miss Piggy in The Muppet Show, and Cookie Monster in Sesame Street. He then gained fame as the voice of Yoda in the Star Wars franchise. He has also directed movies such as Little Shop of Horrors.
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Casey Kasem
(First Actor to Voice Norville "Shaggy" Rogers in the 'Scooby-Doo' Franchise )
Casey Kasem
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Birthdate: April 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: June 15, 2014
Legendary RJ and voice actor Casey Kasem is remembered as the host of several hit radio countdown shows, most notably American Top 40. He had also voiced countless characters in animated children’s programs, such as Shaggy in the Scooby-Doo franchise. He was a vegan and took interest in American politics.
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Mike Judge
(Actor, Cartoonist, Director, Musician)
Mike Judge
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Birthdate: October 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Animator and filmmaker Michael Judge is best known for creating the iconic animated series Beavis and Butt-Head. Fans also loved his Emmy- and Annie Award-winning work in King of the Hill, one of the longest-running U.S. animated series, and his Critics' Choice Award-winning work in Silicon Valley.
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John Hurt
(Actor)
John Hurt
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Birthdate: January 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died: January 27, 2017
John Hurt is best remembered for his Academy Award-nominated performances in Midnight Express and The Elephant Man. His death scene in Alien is considered one of the most memorable in history. He lent his voice to The Lord of The Rings and appeared in the Harry Potter and Hellboy films.
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Jim Cummings
(Actor, Dub actor, Singer)
Jim Cummings
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Birthdate: November 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Youngstown
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Adam West
(American Actor Who Portrayed 'Batman' in Several Movies and Television Shows)
Adam West
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Birthdate: September 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Walla Walla, Washington, United States
Died: June 9, 2017

Adam West was an actor best known for his portrayal of Batman in the 1960s live-action TV series of the same name. One of the first actors to play Batman, West is considered the most popular actor to play the iconic character. After his death, the Bat-Signal was projected on Los Angeles’ City Hall as a tribute to the actor.

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John C. Reilly
(American Actor, Comedian, and Singer Known for His Oscar-Nominated Role in Chicago)
John C. Reilly
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Birthdate: May 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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John DiMaggio
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Birthdate: September 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
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Dan Castellaneta
(Best Known as the Voice of “Homer Simpson” on the Animated Series “The Simpsons”)
Dan Castellaneta
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Birthdate: October 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Dan Castellaneta is an American actor, screenwriter, comedian, and voice actor. Over the years, Castellaneta has played a major role in the success of the animated sitcom The Simpsons in which he has been voicing one of the main protagonists, Homer Jay Simpson. Unlike Homer Simpson, Dan Castellaneta is a teetotaler and vegetarian and exercises regularly.

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Eddie Izzard
(Comedian, Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor)
Eddie Izzard
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Birthdate: February 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aden, Yemen

Although best known for her surreal and digressive stand-up comedies, Eddie Izzard is also a popular film and television actor. Born as Edward John Izzard, she began her career as a street performer, eventually making her first stage appearance at the age of twenty-five, quickly drawing larger and larger audience with her stream-of-consciousness delivery, achieving fame both home and abroad.

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Jason Lee
(Best Known for Playing 'Earl Hickey' in the Television Comedy Series 'My Name Is Earl')
Jason Lee
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Birthdate: April 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California, United States

Jason Lee is an American actor, photographer, producer, writer, and former professional skateboarder. The recipient of the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Lee has also received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his work as an actor. A multi-talented personality, Jason Lee is credited with co-founding a company named Stereo Skateboards which manufactures skateboard decks, apparel, and equipment.

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Josh Peck
(Actor & Stand-up Comedian)
Josh Peck
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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.

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Nancy Cartwright
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Birthdate: October 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
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Jim Belushi
(Comedian)
Jim Belushi
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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.

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Kristen Schaal
(Actress, Known for Her Voice Roles on “Bob's Burgers” and “Mabel Pines” on Disney's “Gravity Falls”)
Kristen Schaal
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Birthdate: January 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Longmont, Colorado, United States
Kristen Schaal is best known for her Emmy-nominated voice roles, mostly as Sarah Lynn, in BoJack Horseman and her Annie Award-winning voice role as Louise Belcher in Bob's Burgers. Fans also loved her as Mel in Flight of the Conchords. She has also co-written a book with her husband.
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James Cromwell
(Academy Award-Nominated American Actor Known for His Character Roles)
James Cromwell
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Birthdate: January 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Wil Wheaton
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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.

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Matt Stone
(Actor, Writer, Animator, and Composer who Co-Created the Animated Sitcom ‘South Park’)
Matt Stone
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Birthdate: May 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Matt Stone co-created the Comedy Central animated sitcom South Park, with Trey Parker. The duo voiced most of the show’s characters, too. The show won the duo five Emmys and was turned into a film. Stone has also co-directed the Grammy- and Tony-winning musical The Book of Mormon, with Parker. 
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Ben Whishaw
(Stage actor, Television actor, Film actor, Voice actor)
Ben Whishaw
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Birthdate: October 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clifton
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Ben McKenzie
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Birthdate: September 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
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Richard C Armitage
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Birthdate: August 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huncote, Leicestershire, England

Richard Crispin Armitage is an English actor whose portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit film series earned him international recognition and a Saturn Award. Well-known for his baritone voice, Richard Armitage has also recorded many audiobooks; in 2014, he won an Audiobook of the Year award for his work on Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel.

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Josh Lucas
(American Actor Who Has Been Successful in Both Series and Movies)
Josh Lucas
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Birthdate: June 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
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Alicia Witt
(Actress)
Alicia Witt
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Birthdate: August 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
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Cree Summer
(Actress)
Cree Summer
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Birthdate: July 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Sam Worthington
(He is best known for playing Jake Sully in Avatar)
Sam Worthington
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Birthdate: August 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Surrey, England, United Kingdom
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Clancy Brown
(American Actor Who Is Known for His Villainous Roles)
Clancy Brown
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Birthdate: January 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Urbana, Ohio, U.S.
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Oliver Hudson
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Birthdate: September 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Jeffrey Tambor
(Awarded a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Pfefferman.)
Jeffrey Tambor
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Birthdate: July 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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Robert Patrick
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Birthdate: October 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marietta, Georgia, United States
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Nolan North
(Actor, Baseball player, Dub actor, Television actor)
Nolan North
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Birthdate: October 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Haven
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Skeet Ulrich
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Birthdate: January 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S.
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Daniel Dae Kim
(played Jin-Soo Kwon in the popular television show Lost and later joined the CBS show Hawaii Five-0)
Daniel Dae Kim
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Birthdate: August 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
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Jerry O'Connell
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Birthdate: February 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
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Rosa Salazar
(Actress)
Rosa Salazar
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Birthdate: July 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: British Columbia, Canada
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Anthony Daniels
(Actor Known for Playing ‘C-3PO’ in 10 ‘Star Wars’ Films)
Anthony Daniels
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Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Best known as C-3PO from the Star Wars film franchise, Anthony Daniels remains the only actor to have appeared in all films, shows, video games, and spin-offs of the franchise. Ironically, he hated science-fiction movies in his youth and had walked out of the theater while watching 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Laura Bailey
(Voice Actress)
Laura Bailey
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Birthdate: May 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Biloxi
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Neal McDonough
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Birthdate: February 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA
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Peter Cullen
(Voice actor)
Peter Cullen
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Birthdate: July 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Québec, Canada
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Pamela Adlon
(Actress)
Pamela Adlon
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Birthdate: July 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Reggie Miller
(Basketball player)
Reggie Miller
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Birthdate: August 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States
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Clark Gregg
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Birthdate: April 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Actor, director, and screenwriter Clark Gregg joined the show business after a series of odd jobs. He co-founded the off-Broadway Atlantic Theater Company at the beginning of his career in entertainment and proceeded to join films. He gained international fame for playing Agent Phil Coulson in many Marvel Cinematic Universe films in the 2010s.