My Favorite Voice-Over Actors

by P. K. | created - 02 Jan 2012 | updated - 02 Jan 2012 | Public

The voice-over actors that I think happen to be among the best in the business.

1. Thurl Ravenscroft

Actor | The AristoCats

Born in 1914, raised in Norfolk, Nebraska, Thurl Ravenscroft served as a navigator in the US Army Air Transport Command in World War II before settling in Hollywood. An accomplished singer, he performed with The Sportsmen Quartet, The Mellomen, The Johnny Mann Singers, and many major stars, ...

2. Peter Renaday

Actor | Assassin's Creed

Peter Renaday was born on June 9, 1935 in Louisiana, USA as Pierre Laurent Renoudet. He is known for his work on Assassin's Creed (2007), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) and Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992). He was previously married to Florence Daniel.

3. Corey Burton

Actor | Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Corey Burton was born on August 3, 1955 in West Los Angeles, California, USA as Corey Gregg Weinberg. He is known for his work on Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), The Transformers: The Movie (1986) and Batman: Arkham City (2011).

4. Jim Cummings

Actor | The Princess and the Frog

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 ...

5. Jess Harnell

Actor | Transformers

Jess Harnell was born on December 23, 1963 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Transformers (2007), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Animaniacs (1993).

6. Paul Frees

Actor | The War of the Worlds

Actor, composer, songwriter, voiceover artist and author. He joined ASCAP in 1956, and his chief musical collaborators included Tony Romano, Ruby Raksin, Walter Gross, and Ed Brandt. His popular-song compositions include "Hollywood Soliloquy", "The Clown", "Drowning My Sorrow", and "Voice in the ...

7. Paul Winchell

Actor | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

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 ...

8. Bill Farmer

Actor | A Goofy Movie

Bill Farmer was born on November 14, 1952 in Pratt, Kansas, USA as William Robert Farmer. He is an actor, known for A Goofy Movie (1995), Sam and Max Hit the Road (1993) and Space Jam (1996). He has been married to Jennifer Wynne Farmer since June 2, 1984. They have one child.

9. Susanne Blakeslee

Actress | The Fairly OddParents

Susanne Blakeslee was born on January 27, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Susan Anne Blakeslee. She is an actress, known for The Fairly OddParents (2001), Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (2010) and Gedo senki (2006).

10. Frank Welker

Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Frank Welker was born on March 12, 1946 in Denver, Colorado, USA as Franklin Wendell Welker. He is an actor, known for Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) and Transformers: The Last Knight (2017).

11. Dan Castellaneta

Actor | The Simpsons

Dan Castellaneta was born on October 29, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Daniel Louis Castellaneta. He is an actor, known for The Simpsons (1989), The Simpsons Movie (2007) and Space Jam (1996). He has been married to Deb Lacusta since 1987.

12. Julie Kavner

Actress | The Simpsons

Julie Kavner was born on September 7, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Julie Deborah Kavner. She is an actress, known for The Simpsons (1989), The Simpsons Movie (2007) and Click (2006).

13. Audrey Wasilewski

Actress | RED

Audrey Wasilewski was born on June 26, 1967 in Maryland, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for RED (2010), What Women Want (2000) and My Life as a Teenage Robot (2003). She has been married to Lyle Kanouse since 1993.

14. Tom Kane

Actor | Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Tom Kane

Tom Kane started doing voiceover work professionally at the age of 15. By the time he got out of college he had done several hundred commercials, and by 23 he was in Chicago, regularly landing National TV spots.

Tom's tremendous vocal range has led to a very busy career. Every week, he ...

15. Dal McKennon

Actor | Lady and the Tramp

Dal McKennon was born on July 19, 1919 in La Grande, Oregon, USA as Raymond Dallas McKennon Jr. He was an actor, known for Lady and the Tramp (1955), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) and Gumby: The Movie (1995). He was married to Betty Warner. He died on July 14, 2009 in Raymond, Washington, USA.

16. Mel Blanc

Actor | Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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 ...

17. Billy West

Actor | Futurama

Billy West was born on April 16, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as William Richard West. He is an actor, known for Futurama (1999), The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991) and Space Jam (1996). He is married to Violet West.

18. Tress MacNeille

Actress | The Simpsons

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 ...

19. April Winchell

Actress | Who Framed Roger Rabbit

April Winchell was born on January 4, 1960 in New York City, New York, USA as April Terri Winchell. She is an actress, known for Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Despicable Me 2 (2013) and 101 Dalmatians: The Series (1997). She has been married to John Foley since 2013. She was previously married to...

20. Jennifer Hale

Actress | Mass Effect 3

Jennifer Hale was born on January 1, 1965 in Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada as Jennifer Leigh Hale. She is an actress, known for Mass Effect 3 (2012), Mass Effect (2007) and Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001). She has been married to Barry Oswick since 2009. They have one child.

21. Jeff Bennett

Actor | Enchanted

Jeff Bennett was born on October 2, 1962 in Houston, Texas, USA as Jeffrey Glenn Bennett. He is an actor, known for Enchanted (2007), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) and Johnny Bravo (1997). He has been married to Susan E. Welby since October 8, 1988. They have one child.

22. Wayne Allwine

Actor | Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Wayne Allwine was born on February 7, 1947 in Glendale, California, USA as Wayne Anthony Allwine. He is known for his work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Innerspace (1987) and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989). He was married to Russi Taylor, Kim Knowlton, Karla Marie (Hokr) Carlsen and ...

23. Russi Taylor

Actress | The Simpsons Movie

Russi Taylor was born on May 4, 1944 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Russell Taylor. She is an actress, known for The Simpsons Movie (2007), Babe (1995) and DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990). She was previously married to Wayne Allwine.

24. Tony Anselmo

Actor | Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Tony Anselmo was born on February 18, 1960 in Salt Lake City, UT, and formed an early fascination with all things Disney sparked by a screening of Mary Poppins (1964) at the age of five.

His family moved to Sunnyvale, in northern California, when he was seven, and he continued to actively study ...

25. Clarence Nash

Actor | The Three Caballeros

He began imitating birds and various barnyard animals as a child growing up in Watonga, Oklahoma. In his teens his family moved to Southern California where he got a promotional job with a dairy company and in between jobs performed animal imitations at various Los Angeles schools. In 1934 hearing ...

26. Bret Iwan

Actor | Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Bret Iwan was born on September 10, 1982 in Pasadena, California, USA as Bret William Iwan. He is an actor, known for Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (2012), Epic Mickey (2010) and Kingudamu hâtsu 3D: Dorîmu doroppu disutansu (2012).

27. Bob Joles

Actor | Puss in Boots

Bob Joles was born on July 16, 1959 in Glendora, California, USA as Robert W. Joles. He is known for his work on Puss in Boots (2011), Epic Mickey (2010) and Spider-Man 3 (2007).