This is a list of some of the great voice acting talents through the years.
Mel Blanc, known as "The Man of Thousand Voices" is regarded as the most prolific actor to ever work in Hollywood with over a thousand screen credits. He developed and performed nearly 400 distinct character voices with precision and a uniquely expressive vocal range. The legendary specialist from radio programs...
“ What more can be said about the "Man of 1000 Voices"? He provided the voice of virtually every one of the characters during the "Golden Age of Animation", including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Tweety Bird and Sylvester the Cat. Truly a legend.... ” - aladdinsane85
“ He made Ren and Stimpy my favorite cartoon during my childhood. His innumerable other voice credits include: Fry on "Futurama", Doug Funnie and Roger Klotz on "Doug", Bugs Bunny in the film "Space Jam" and the cartoon "Histeria." ” - aladdinsane85
“ Best known as the voice of Brain on "Pinky and the Brain", LaMarche also provides or has provided the voice of Kif on "Futurama", Egon on "The New Ghostbusters", Dizzy Devil on "Tiny Toons", The Lobe on "Freakazoid", and Chief Quimby on "Inspector Gadget." He is also well known for his spot-on voice parody of Orson Welles. ” - aladdinsane85
“ One of the most prolific voice actors of the last 50 years, Welker has provided the voices of Fred Jones (as well as Scooby Doo since 2002), Dr. Claw for "Inspector Gadget" and Megatron in "Transformers". Interestingly, Welker has voiced or appeared in 93 movies with a combined gross revenue of $5.7 billion making him the current top grossing actor. ” - aladdinsane85
Tress MacNeille is one of the most talented women in the voice-over industry to date. With her versatile talent has done the voices of Dot Warner from Animaniacs, Babs Bunny from Tiny Toon Adventures to being a featured singer in the Weird "Al" Yankovic song "Ricky", She has also appeared in a small part in the full-length motion picture "Elvira Mistress of the Dark".
“ Has provided voices for The Simpsons (Agnes Skinner), Rugrats (as Charlotte Pickles), Tiny Toons (as Babs Bunny), The Animaniacs (as Dot), Futurama, and too many other credits to list here!!!! ” - aladdinsane85
Born James Jonah Cummings on November 3, 1952, he grew up in Youngstown, Ohio. Sooner or later, he moved to New Orleans. There, he designed Mardi Gras floats, was a singer, door-to-door salesman, and a Louisiana riverboat deckhand. Then Cummings moved to Anaheim, California, where he started his career playing Lionel from the program Dumbo's Circus
“ To me, he'll always be the voice of "Cat" on the Nicktoon show "CatDog." He has done voices for many videogames and cartoons, including The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and The Powerpuff Girls. He is also the current voice of Pooh the Bear. ” - aladdinsane85
Her vocal talents have enabled her to voice a wide variety of characters of all ages, from Fifi La Fume and Little Sneezer in Tiny Toon Adventures, to Dexter's mother in the popular cartoon Dexter's Laboratory, Grace in Bruno the Kid, Janine Melnitz in The Real Ghostbusters, Linka from Captain Planet and the Planeteers...
“ Another great voice actress who has numerous credits to her name, including the Nickelodeon shows Rugrats (as Phil and Lil DeVille), As Told By Ginger, Chalkzone and Danny Phantom. She's also racked up numerous credits on The Simpsons, Futurama and the Cartoon Network classic Johnny Bravo. ” - aladdinsane85
June Foray was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on September 18. Various years of birth have been given for her--1917, 1919, 1920 and 1925--but 1917 seems to be the most plausible, since it was attributed to her in an interview that she did in 2000 when The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
was released. The 1920 US Federal Census shows June Lucille Forer (Foray) living with her family in Massachusetts...
“ Voice actress whose career has extended into her ninth decade! She is a voice acting legend, and has provided the voices of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Cindy Lou Who, Jokey Smurf and Granny on "Loony Toons". ” - aladdinsane85
Tom Kenny grew up in East Syracuse, New York. When Tom was young he was into comic books, drawing funny pictures and collecting records. Tom turned to stand-up comedy in Boston and San Francisco. This led to appearances on every cable show spawned by the stand-up epidemic of the 80's and 90's as well as stints on The Dennis Miller Show
“ The voice of Spongebob Squarepants has numerous other credits to his name, including voice work on "Rocko's Modern Life" (as Heffer), The Powerpuff Girls, Camp Lazlo, CatDog, Futurama and many others. ” - aladdinsane85
Charles is an Emmy Award winning Dialogue Director, Annie Award Acting Nominee, Dramalogue Winning Actor, Helen Hayes Award Acting Nominee and Casting Director. Successfully going from genre to genre, he has lent his Dialogue Direction talents to the remake of "The Nutty Professor" starring legend Jerry Lewis...
“ I remember him best as the voice of Buster Bunny on "Tiny Toons". He also did the the voices for the majority of the "Cow and Chicken" characters. Many might also know him as the voice of Ickis on "Ahh! Real Monsters." ” - aladdinsane85
“ Simply put, he's the voice of Homer Simpson. In my estimation this alone makes him an icon. He also did the voice of Grampa on "Hey Arnold" ” - aladdinsane85
“ Some refer to him as "The Voice of God" for his plethora of film trailer voice overs and Televison advertisements. ” - aladdinsane85
Timothy James Curry was born on April 19, 1946 in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England. His mother, Maura Patricia (Langmead), was a school secretary, and his father, James Curry, was a Methodist Royal Navy chaplain. Curry studied Drama and English at Birmingham University, from which he graduated with Combined Honors...
“ A great screen and T.V. actor who has provided innumerable voices to many cartoons, including "Captain Planet" and "Ahh! Real Monsters." ” - aladdinsane85
Born Paul Wilchinsky on December 21, 1922, the son of Sol and Clara Wilchinsky, Paul Winchell grew up to be the most beloved ventriloquist of American children. Ironically, as famous as Paul was, his dummy, Jerry Mahoney, was probably more famous. Not since Edgar Bergen
and Charlie McCarthy in the previous two decades had a ventriloquist and his dummy known equal celebrity...
“ One of the premier voice acting legends, Winchell provided the voice of Tigger and Fleegle from the Banana Splits. He was also an accomplished ventriloquist, with his dummies Knucklehead Smiff and Jerry Mahoney. ” - aladdinsane85
Mark Richard Hamill was born in Oakland, California, to Virginia Suzanne (Johnson) and William Thomas Hamill, a captain in the United States Navy. He grew up in California, Virginia, New York and Japan. He majored in drama at Los Angeles City College and made his acting debut on The Bill Cosby Show
“ Luke Skywalker has also made a name for himself in the field of voice acting, providing voices for "Robot Chicken", "Avatar" The Last Airbender", and "Batman: The Animated Series." ” - aladdinsane85
This short, quicksilver comic of TV's "Golden Age" has been heard more than seen in the last few decades, as he possesses one of the finest vocal instruments around for animation. Howard ("Howie") Morris was born in New York City in 1919 and forged his own destiny after a chance meeting with Carl Reiner
in a radio workshop...
“ Probably best known as Ernest T. Bass on "The Andy Griffith Show", Morris also lent his voice to numerous cartoons during the 60s, 70s 80s and 90s, including "The Snorks", "Garfield and Friends" (as Wade the Duck), and Flem on "Cow and Chicken." ” - aladdinsane85
“ Best known as the voice of Garfield the Cat, and Carlton the Doorman on "Rhoda". ” - aladdinsane85
“ Known for her voice talents on Rugrats (as Susie) ,As Told By Ginger, and on Tiny Toons (as Elmyra.) ” - aladdinsane85
“ Prolific voice actor who has lent his talent to such cartoons as "Ben 10", "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy", "Teen Titans" and "Adventure Time With Finn and Jake." ” - aladdinsane85
“ He might be Deputy James Garcia on Reno 911! to some people, but he'll always be the voice of Rocko the Wallaby to me. ” - aladdinsane85