The best of the best voice actors in show business.
Mel Blanc, known as "The Man of Thousand Voices" is generally regarded as the most prolific actor to ever work in Hollywood. He developed and performed nearly 400 distinct character voices with precision and a unique expressive vocal range. A legendary voice specialist from radio programs, television series...
“ Notable Roles - Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Taz, Marvin the Martian, Foghorn Leghorn, Sylvester, Tweety, Barney Rubble. ” - mrusty5
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...
“ Notable Roles - Granny, Witch Hazel, Rocky J. Squirrel, Natasha Fatale, Magica De Spell. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Megatron, Soundwave, Dr. Claw, Abu, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Fred Jones. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Shockwave, Megatron, Ludwig Von Drake, Captain Hook, Spike Witwicky, Brainiac. ” - mrusty5
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
“ Notable Roles - Pete, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Dr. Robotnik, Bonkers, Darkwing Duck, Ed the Hyena. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Raphael, Yakko Warner, Dr. Otto Scratchansniff, Antoine D'Coolette, Pinky, Donatello. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - The Brain, Egon Spengler, Mr. Freeze, Sleet, Yosemite Sam, Chief Quimby, Hugh Tasmanian Devil. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Twilight Sparkle, Bubbles, Dil Pickles, Sari Sumdac, Raven, Batgirl, Harley Quinn. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Phillip J. Fry, Stimpy, Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Woody Woodpecker, Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan. ” - mrusty5
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
“ Notable Roles - The Joker, Hobgoblin, Master Eraqus, Fire Lord Ozai. ” - mrusty5
Jim Henson never thought that he would make a name of himself in puppetry; it was merely a way of getting himself on television. The vehicle that achieved it was Sam and Friends
, a late-night puppet show that was on after the 11:00 news in Washington DC. It proved to be very popular and inspired Jim to continue using puppets for his work...
“ Notable Roles - Kermit the Frog, Ernie. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Master Yoda, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam the Eagle, Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Pikachu. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Optimus Prime, Eeyore, Ironhide. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Bender, Hak Foo, Gonza, Hammerhead, Sandman, Marcus Phoenix. ” - mrusty5
As might be said for the late and great comedians Harvey Korman
and Madeline Kahn
, it seems that Mel Brooks
was the only director on the planet who knew how to best utilize this funnyman's talents on film. Brooks once quipped that, whenever he hired Dom DeLuise for one of his films, he would...
“ Notable Roles - Tiger the Cat, Itchy, Fagin. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Edward Elric. ” - mrusty5
Mary Kay Bergman
Mary Kay Bergman did not have a face known to many - her voice was recognized more than anything else in the world. Although she was a big voiceover star in the 1990s, her true claim to fame was Trey Parker
and Matt Stone
's critically acclaimed adult animated television series, South Park
“ Notable Roles - Sheila Broflovski, Liane Cartman, Daphne, Snow White. ” - mrusty5
Kevin Conroy was born on November 30, 1955 in Westbury, New York. At age 17, Kevin earned a full scholarship to attend Juilliard's drama division, where he studied under actor John Houseman
. In 1978, after graduating from Juilliard, he toured with "The Acting Company", Houseman's acting group, and in 1979...
“ Notable Roles - Batman/Bruce Wayne. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Wakko Warner, America's Funniest Home Videos Announcer, Ironhide, Spyro the Dragon. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Mickey Mouse. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Minnie Mouse, Martin Prince, Sherri and Terri. ” - mrusty5
Scatman Crothers was born Benjamin Sherman Crothers on May 23, 1910 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Songwriter ("Dearest One"), actor, composer, singer, comedian and guitarist who, after high school, appeared in nightclubs, hotels, films and on television. He made many records, including his own compositions...
“ Notable Roles - Jazz, Hong Kong Phooey, Scat Cat. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Starscream, Cobra Commander. ” - mrusty5
Don Messick is a legendary voice actor who spent his entire adult-hood in entertainment. He started out wanting to be a ventriloquist. Thankfully for cartoon lovers that career didn't pan out. How do you think his potential career would've stacked up against Edgar Bergen and later, Paul Winchell? No matter...
“ Notable Roles - Scooby-Doo, Muttley, Ratchet, Papa Smurf. ” - mrusty5
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...
“ Notable Roles - Nigel Thormberry, Hexxus. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Donald Duck (1934-1989) ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Donald Duck ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Tony the Tiger. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Spike Spiegel, Guilmon, Orochimaru, Green Goblin, Amon, Starscream, Wolverine. ” - mrusty5
Richard Epcar is an actor / voice actor-director who has voiced over 500 characters in Games, Animation and Anime. Best known as the voice of Batou in Ghost in the Shell, The Joker in several Batman games including Injustice: Gods Among Us, Raiden in Mortal Kombat and Ansem in Kingdom Hearts. Starting out in Robotech...
“ Notable Roles - Batou, Myotismon. ” - mrusty5
David Kaye's vocal career began with 'The Great American Hero', General Hawk in the D.I.C. animation series, G.I. Joe in 1989. Working as an on-air talent for radio station C.K.L.G. (L.G.73) quickly became less interesting as both on-camera and behind-the-microphone roles started taking up more time...
“ Notable Roles - Megatron, Optimus Prime, Clank, Professor X. ” - mrusty5
Phil Hartman was born Philip Edward Hartmann on September 24, 1948, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. His surname was originally "Hartmann", but he later dropped the second "n". He was one of eight children of Doris Marguerite (Wardell) and Rupert Loebig Hartmann, a salesman. He was of German, Irish, and English descent...
“ Notable Roles - Troy McClure, Lionel Hutz, Dan Anchorman, Jiji the Cat. ” - mrusty5
Barbara Goodson is a "lifer" in show biz. Truly in love with all aspects of this wild & crazy craft. Was aware of her mimicry skills early on in life when she imitated family members & caught on to the positive attention it gave her & the pleasure & camaraderie it gave to others. She delights in the task of putting her own stamp on a character whether it be dramatic...
“ Notable Roles - Rita Repulsa, Naota Nandaba, Petra Fina, Chiyo. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Darth Vader, Mufasa. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Rattrap, Dinobot, Silverbolt, Waspinator, Wolverine. ” - mrusty5
Kyle was one of the few people who knew what he wanted to be as a youth and actually achieved it. In high school and at the University of North Texas, he was a DJ for the school radio stations. Not long after graduation, he worked his way thru many radio formats and eventually found a home on Disney Radio...
“ Notable Roles - Kamina, Sosuke Aizen, Ganju Shiba, Vato Falman, Ryu, Kiba Inuzuka, Big the Cat, Dragonball Z Narrator. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Optimus Primal, Optimus Prime, Commander Dogstar, He-Man, King Hippo, Dr. Robotnik, Grounder. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Johnny Bravo, Petrie, Mr. Smee, Prowl. ” - mrusty5
Crispin is the oldest of three. He has a younger brother, Clark, and youngest sister, Cassidy. All three attended the Latin School of Chicago, where Crispin graduated in a class of 60 in 1990. Crispin had a Mac in 1985. To this day he is still an avid computer geek. He played no official team sports in school...
“ Notable Roles - Togusa, Kyon, Itachi Uchiha. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Yugi Moto/Yami Yugi, Knuckles the Echidna. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Brock, James, Squirtle, Seto Kaiba. ” - mrusty5
“ Notables Roles - Ash Ketchum, Delia Ketchum, May, April O'Neil. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Misty, Jessie, Jigglypuff. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Meowth. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Haruhi Suzumiya, Misa Amane, Konata Izumi. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Shiro Amada, Ikkaku Madarame, Link. ” - mrusty5
Ashleigh Ball (born March 31, 1983) is a Canadian voice actress and the lead singer and flautist in the Vancouver-based jazz/pop band (Hey Ocean!). She is now working on Hasbro's children's television show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
“ Notable Roles - Rainbow Dash, Applejack. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, X-23. ” - mrusty5
Tabitha St. Germain
Tabitha St. Germain (also known by the alias of Paulina Gillis) is a Canadian stage actress. She has made the transition from stage work to voice work, and has since become one of the core female voice actresses working with Ocean Productions in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As Paulina Gillis, she won a Dora Award in 1995 for her performance in Assassins, the Stephen Sondheim musical.
“ Notable Roles - Rarity, Princess Luna, Derpy Hooves. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Spike the Dragon, Near, Cybersix. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Major Armstrong, Rundas, Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha,Shenron, General Silver, Kami, King Piccolo, Zarbon, Jeice, Burter, Recoome, Guru, Korin, Mr. Popo. ” - mrusty5
A bandleader of the 1940s and a radio, film, and TV actor who always seemed to imply allegiance to the former Confederate States of America. Was a principal of long standing among the comedian Jack Benny
's radio retinue, parlaying his popularity into his own radio series, in which his wife, Alice Faye
“ Notable Roles - Baloo the Bear, Little John. ” - mrusty5
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
“ Notable Roles - Spongebob Squarepants, Starscream, Townsville Mayor, Powerpuff Girls Narrator. ” - mrusty5
Kevin Michael Richardson
Well-known, king-sized actor and voice artist Kevin Michael Richardson was born in Bronx, New York. He is, perhaps, mostly recognizable for his deep voice, which he uses in many of his works. Richardson is a classically trained actor. He first gained recognition as one of only eight U.S. high school students selected for the National Foundation for the Arts' "Arts '82" program...
“ Notable Roles - Bulkhead, Captain Gantu, The Joker. ” - mrusty5
Derek Stephen Prince
Derek Stephen Prince aka Steve Prince, is a graduate from Carnegie Mellon University, graduating in 1991 with a BFA in Musical Theater. He has been in the voiceover industry for over 16 years. He is best known for his roles as Ken Ichijoji and Veemon from the second season of Digimon, Uryu Ishida on Bleach...
“ Notable Roles - Ken Ichijoji, Impmon, Veemon, Uryu Ishida, Vexen. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Wrath, Kaname Chidori, Lenalee Lee. ” - mrusty5
Keith David was born Keith David Williams in New York City's Harlem district, and was raised in East Elmhurst, in the Queens section of the city. He is the son of Dolores (Dickenson), a New York Telephone manager, and Lester Williams, a payroll operations director. As a child, he realized he wanted...
“ Notable Roles - Goliath, Dr. Facilier. ” - mrusty5
Hailing from Texas and an athletic background, Travis Willingham graduated from Texas Christian University's theatre program in 2003. No stranger to the stage or screen, Travis was surprised to develop a new talent in voice-over. A fan of the industry for decades, his booming voice can be recognized in over 150 video game franchises and animation titles...
“ Notable Roles - Roy Mustang, Knuckles the Echidna. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Lust, Rayne, Tohru Honda, Blaze the Cat, Tia Halibel. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Beavis, Butthead, Hank Hill. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Goofy, Pluto. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Bart Simpson, Chuckie Finster, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Homer Simpson, Grampa Simpson, Barney Gumble, Krusty the Clown, The Genie. ” - mrusty5
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...
“ Notable Roles - Dick Dastardly, Gargamel. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Mojo Jojo, Ghostface, Cheshire Cat. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Lord Fear. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Chuckie Finster, Babe, Bunnie Rabbot. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Tommy Pickles, Buttercup. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Rukia Kuchiki, Yuki Nagato, Zoe Orimoto. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Hinata Hyuga, Orihime Inoue, Mamimi Samejima. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Haruhi Suzumiya, Takeru "TK" Takaishi. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Frank Archer, Espio the Chameleon, Greed, Jetfire, Kai Leng, Ryu Hayabusa. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Yukio Oikawa, Yasutora Sado, Commander Sampson. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Sonic the Hedgehog. ” - mrusty5
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...
“ Notable Roles - Snively Robotnik, Ickis, Starscream, Cow and Chicken. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Appa, Momo, Lord Cedric. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Penny Gadget, Susie Carmichael, Blackarachnia. ” - mrusty5
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".
“ Notable Roles - Daisy Duck, Babs Bunny, Agnes Skinner. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Kenpachi Zaraki, Sloth, Lexaeus. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Lt. Colonel Maes Hughes, Axel. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Falkor, G'Mork, Rockbiter, Mighty Mouse, Skeletor, Beachcomber, Warpath. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Angelica Pickles. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Vegeta, Ryuk, Aiden Avalon, Jetstorm, Tiger of the Wind, Mr. Cake, Knuckles the Echidna. ” - mrusty5
Character player Alan Reed was a strong, burly presence on film and TV but he would be better remembered in the long run for his equally strong, distinctive voice. He gave vocal life to the prehistoric cartoon character Fred Flintstone on the prime-time TV series The Flintstones
in the 1960s, and it is this direct association that has kept his name alive long after his passing...
“ Notable Roles - Fred Flintstone. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Shaggy Rogers, Cliffjumper. ” - mrusty5
Daws Butler spent the greater part of his career as one of the premier voice-over actors in Hollywood- providing the voices for such well- known characters as Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick-Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, Jinks the cat, Dixie the mouse, Augie Doggie, Peter Potamus, Wally Gator, Hokey Wolf...
“ Notable Roles - Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound. ” - mrusty5
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...
“ Notable Roles - Sally Acorn, Phil and Lil DeVille, Lola Bunny. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Max Goof, Thackery Binx. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Professor Utonium, Darwin the Chimpanzee, Doctor Doom, Magneto. ” - mrusty5
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane was born in the small New England town of Kent, Connecticut, where he lived with his mother, Ann Perry (Sager), an admissions office worker, his father, Ronald Milton MacFarlane, a prep school teacher, and his sister Rachael MacFarlane
, now a voice actress and singer. He is of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and descends from Mayflower passengers...
“ Notable Roles - Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian, Quagmire, Johann Kraus, Ted. ” - mrusty5
1989 Presidential Scholar while at Winston-Salem, NC, North Carolina School of the Arts. Did summer stock in Illinois and South Dakota while in high school.
“ Notable Roles - Starfire. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Patrick Star, Bulkhead. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Raiden, Axel, Reno, Silver the Hedgehog. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Edd, Julian Star, AFC Blinky. ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Marge Simpson, Patty and Selma Bouvier. ” - mrusty5
Comic actress and voice specialist Yeardley Smith has made a virtue out of her odd looks, small figure and distinctive, child-like nasal tones. Lending vocal life to the animated role of "Lisa Simpson" - the intelligent, caring, saxophone-droning, vegetarian member of the Simpson family - has been her bread-and-butter job for over 20 years...
“ Notable Roles - Lisa Simpson ” - mrusty5
“ Notable Roles - Moe Szyslak, Apu, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy. ” - mrusty5