A list of the twenty voice actors considered the strongest such performers in history
“ Baritone voice actor best known as Bluto/Brutus from the Popeye cartoon series and also the longtime narrator and supporting performer for Superman on radio and in animation. ” - stp43
Most of Clayton's family was in show biz, but he initially decided to go into his father's field, law. He worked his way through Fordham University as a radio actor and singer, then took a job as a law clerk. Two years later, realizing that radio was very much more lucrative a career, he changed his last name to Collyer and became a full-time actor...
“ The voice of Superman. ” - stp43
His parents were actors, but Jack decided to pursue his love of art. He got a job as an inbetweener (rookie animator) at the Fleischer studio. Dave Fleischer happened to hear him singing the Popeye theme song in a funny voice, and asked Jack to try voicing one cartoon. He later became a writer at the Fleischer studio.
“ Myriad voice performances, best known as Popeye the Sailor ” - stp43
Actor Ted Knight paid his dues with nearly two decades of relatively obscure dramatic, often villainous television work, before finding enduring fame in a scene-stealing supporting turn on a classic 1970s sitcom, hilariously overplaying a silver-haired, self-important imbecile. Although the conceited "stuffed shirt" typecast plagued him for the rest of his career...
“ Best known from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, he was also a gifted voice actor for Filmation cartoons. ” - stp43
After graduating from high school in St. Louis, Marvin attended St. Louis' Washington U. where he was a member of the dramatic and and musical comedy groups. He played in the band, edited the school newspaper, and started his professional career in radio, making his debut in his freshman year. Without previous training...
“ The voice of Aquaman. ” - stp43
provided the quintessential voice of the swooning, overly dramatic teenager for numerous generations -- from the 1940s swinging babysitters to the 1960s groovy chick. A bouncy, perennially-youthful brunette, she was born in Yakima, Washington, and began entertaining in church plays as a youth...
“ Multi-decade voice performer combining sweetness with authority. ” - stp43
“ Commanding yet reassuring all at once, best known as Scott Tracy in Thunderbirds. ” - stp43
“ Authoritative performer best known as Virgil Tracy on Thunderbirds. ” - stp43
“ Powerfully raspy voice, notable as Hawkman. ” - stp43
“ Sweet voice performer over numerous decades. ” - stp43
Born on April 13, 1921, in Hastings, Peter Dyneley acted mostly in stage productions prior to 1954, when he began working in films. Many of his plays and films were done with his wife, Jane Hylton
. Peter appeared as a guest star in many television series. He spoke fluent French, German and Spanish and was 5'11" tall...
“ Character actor best known as Jeff Tracy in Thunderbirds. ” - stp43
Her Orthodox Jewish family were totally adverse to her having an entertainment career. Her parents and grandparents forced her to leave the Theatre Guild school (New York) while still a teenager and had their wills drawn up accordingly so as to discourage this career choice. Studied drama at Columbia University, and belonged to the American Theatre Wing...
“ Olive Oyl and The Wicked Sea Hag in Popeye. ” - stp43
“ The Voice Of NFL Films. ” - stp43
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
“ Best known as Luke Skywalker, he fashioned an even stronger career voicing The Joker. ” - stp43
“ Pleasant delivery, best known for NFL Films and also national radio pre- and post-game host for the NFL. ” - stp43
“ The voice of Aqualad and also Alan Mayberry in Josie & The Pussycats. ” - stp43
“ Best known as Baltar from Battlestar Galactica, he lent his powerful vocals to several cartoons as well as narration of a documentary on General Douglas MacArthur ” - stp43
Bearing a strong resemblance to Humphrey Bogart
certainly helped in typecasting the handsome Gerald Mohr into "B" film noir. Born in New York City in 1914, he was the son of Sigmond Mohr and Henrietta Noustadt, a Viennese singer. In 1920 his father was killed in a tragic accident while at work when Mohr was five years old...
“ Veteran character actor, known from the 1950s in films such as Angry Red Planet, he also was a strong voice actor for The Fantastic Four and also as Green Lantern. ” - stp43
“ Conveying mischef and innocence at once, he was an important member of the voice cast for Depatie-Freleng and also made a powerful impression for Filmation's DC Superheroes cartoons. ” - stp43
“ The voice of Brains and Gordon Tracy from Thunderbirds, he was also famous for his appearance in a Daleks episode of Doctor Who. ” - stp43