Movie Cast: Shrek (franchise)

One of the best animated franchises ever made, Shrek the franchise has a star filled cast to voice the character that we know so well. Here are the voices behind the characters of DreamWorks hilarious and odd franchise Shrek. Enjoy!
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Mike Myers
Michael John Myers was born in 1963 in Scarborough, Ontario, to Alice E. (Hind), an officer supervisor, and Eric Myers, an insurance agent. His parents were both English, and had served in the Royal Air Force and British Army, respectively. Myers' television career really started in 1988, when he joined Saturday Night Live...
“ Shrek - The main character. An interesting fact is that Chris Farley was meant to play Shrek, but due to his death in 1994, Mike Myers was cast instead. Shrek is a carefree ogre who lives in a swamp and is quite happy with that until he comes across characters and scenarios he never expected to have. ” - christophershobris
 
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Eddie Murphy
Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian (Laney), a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a Breyer's Ice Cream plant...
“ Donkey - The big mouthed donkey who teams up with Shrek to rescue Fiona from the dragon and castle she is locked in. Later he and Shrek, despite their differences, become friends. ” - christophershobris
 
3.
Cameron Diaz
A tall, strikingly attractive blue-eyed natural blonde, Cameron Diaz was born in 1972 in San Diego, the daughter of a Cuban-American father and an Anglo-German mother. Self described as "adventurous, independent and a tough kid," Cameron left home at 16 and for the next 5 years lived in such varied locales as Japan...
“ Fiona ” - christophershobris
 
4.
Antonio Banderas
Actor, Desperado
Antonio Banderas, one of Spain's most famous faces, was a soccer player until breaking his foot at the age of fourteen; he is now an international film star known for playing Zorro in the eponymous film series. He was born José Antonio Domínguez Banderas on August 10, 1960, in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain...
“ Puss in Boots - A former novelty character turned into Zorro as a cat. Antonio who also played Zorro provides the same character trait for Puss. His popularity soured once he was introduced in Shrek 2, eventually getting his own stand alone film appropriately named Puss in Boots. ” - christophershobris
 
5.
John Cleese
John Cleese was born on October 27, 1939, in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Muriel Evelyn (Cross) and Reginald Francis Cleese. He was born into a family of modest means, his father being an insurance salesman; but he was nonetheless sent off to private schools to obtain a good education. Here he was often tormented for his height...
“ King Harold ” - christophershobris
 
6.
Jennifer Saunders
Jennifer Saunders was born July 6th 1958 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, UK. She attended Central School of Speech and Drama where she met her comedy partner Dawn French. Like many of the early 80s groundbreaking "alternative" comedians she began her career as comedienne/actress/writer with Dawn French at "The Comedy Store" in London...
“ Fairy Godmother - The main antagonist of the film as she despises Shrek that he married Fiona instead of Prince Charming who was purposely meant to be the one to rescue her from the dragon and the castle. Instead Shrek beat him to it thanks to Lord Farquard. ” - christophershobris
 
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Rupert Everett
Actor, Shrek 2
Rupert James Hector Everett was born in Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, to Sara (Maclean) and Anthony Michael Everett, a Major in the British Army, who later worked in business. He is of mostly English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry. Everett grew up in privileged circumstances, but the wry, sometimes arrogant...
“ Prince Charming ” - christophershobris
 
8.
Julie Andrews
Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her childhood and teens...
“ Queen Lillian - The sweet and caring queen of Far Far Away and Fiona's mother. She is supportive of Fiona and Shrek's relationship even when Harold does not. ” - christophershobris
 
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“ Gingerbread Man ” - christophershobris
 
10.
John Lithgow
If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was born in Puerto Plata...
“ Lord Farquard - The ruler and main antagonist in the first film who is after Fiona to be his queen. Therefore sending Shrek to rescue her for him in return to give Shrek's swamp back without all the fairy tale creatures. ” - christophershobris
 
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Vincent Cassel
Actor, Black Swan
Blue-eyed Vincent Cassel was born in Paris to a leading actor father, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and a journalist mother, Sabine Litique. Often labeled as a tough guy because of his roles, eclectic choices and talent have made of him a star of European cinema. First in La Haine, the young actor, actually coming from upper classes...
“ Monsieur Robin Hood - A singing "hero" who tries to "rescue" Fiona from Shrek who sees him as a "monster." He appears in the first film. ” - christophershobris
 
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“ Geppetto, Magic Mirror - Chris has two roles. But the most notable one is the Magic Mirror that talks to Lord Farquard about choosing a princess. He appears randomly throughout the franchise. ” - christophershobris
 
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“ Pinocchio, Three Little Pigs - Friends that help Shrek throughout the franchise. ” - christophershobris
 
14.
Aron Warner
Producer, Shrek 2
“ Big Bad Wolf - A badly dressed version of the Big Bad Wolf. He appears throughout the franchise. ” - christophershobris
 
15.
Simon J. Smith
Director, Bee Movie
Simon J Smith is a 26 year computer graphics veteran with over 32 combined years of film, television, and post production experience in telling engaging stories with compelling characters. (Well, pardon me all over the place.) He is known mostly for his directing feature animation work at PDI/DreamWorks Animation...
“ Three Blind Mice ” - christophershobris
 
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“ Three Blind Mice, Thelonius ” - christophershobris
 
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Kathleen Freeman
Actress, Shrek
Kathleen Freeman's introduction to show business came very early in life. Her parents were vaudevillians, and she made her debut at age 2 in their act. Later she attended UCLA with intentions of becoming a pianist, but was bitten by the acting bug and never looked back. She gained experience on stage in various stock and repertory companies...
“ Donkey's Former Owner - Seen in the beginning to the first film. She tries to give away Donkey for talking too much. ” - christophershobris
 
18.
“ Doris the Ugly Stepsister - A hilarious and creative gag in the second film. Expecting a woman's voice to come out of Doris, instead we get Larry King. Only a smart company like DreamWorks can come up with that. ” - christophershobris
 
19.
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell was born in Lambeth, London and brought up in Elstree, Hertfordshire. He is the son of Julie Cowell (née Josie Dalglish), a ballet dancer, and Eric Selig Phillip Cowell, a music industry executive. Simon started his career in the music industry working in the mailroom at EMI Music Publishing...
“ As himself - He appears in the final gag segment of Far Far Away Idol a spoof of American Idol, which Simon hosted and is known for. ” - christophershobris
 
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“ Red Carpet Announcer - When Far Far Away roles out the red carpet in the second film. ” - christophershobris
 
21.
Justin Timberlake
Soundtrack, Love Actually
Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Lynn (Bomar) and Randall Timberlake, whose own father was a Baptist minister. At the age of 11, he appeared on the show Star Search, and even though he didn't win, it didn't dampen his ambitions. He also appeared on The All New Mickey Mouse Club...
“ Arthur Pendragon - The chosen replacement for king since Shrek doesn't want to be king. ” - christophershobris
 
22.
Eric Idle
Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, author, singer, playwright, director and songwriter. Co-creator of Monty Python on TV, stage and five films, including The Life of Brian and The Holy Grail, which latter he adapted for the stage with John Du Prez as Monty Python's Spamalot, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2005...
“ Merlin ” - christophershobris
 
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Amy Poehler
Actress, Inside Out
Amy Meredith Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to high school teachers Eileen Frances (Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. Her brother is comedian Greg Poehler. She is of Irish (from her mother) and English, Irish, German, and Portuguese (from her father) descent. Amy was first involved...
“ Snow White ” - christophershobris
 
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Maya Rudolph
Actress, Bridesmaids
Maya Rudolph was born in Gainesville, Florida, on July 27th, 1972, to Dick Rudolph, a music producer, and soul singer Minnie Riperton. Her mother was African-American and her father is Ashkenazi Jewish (from a family from Lithuania, Russia, Germany, and Hungary). In 1973, Maya, her parents, and her older brother...
“ Rapunzel ” - christophershobris
 
25.
“ Cinderella ” - christophershobris
 
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Cheri Oteri
Actress, Liar Liar
Cheri Oteri was born on 19th September 1962, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, graduating from Archbishop Prendergast High School, then moved to Los Angeles when she was 25, where she worked in Promotions for A&M records for 4 years, and joined up with the Groundlings...
“ Sleeping Beauty ” - christophershobris
 
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“ Evil Queen ” - christophershobris
 
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Regis Philbin
TV-talk show host, game-show host, singer, author, and TV personality, Regis Philbin became one of the most popular talk-show hosts in America and in Canada, especially. Growing up as an only child in The Bronx, New York, Philbin went to the University of Notre Dame and got a degree in sociology. Later...
“ Mabel the Ugly Stepsister ” - christophershobris
 
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“ Cyclops ” - christophershobris
 
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Seth Rogen
An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen. Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian Jewish descent...
“ Ship Captain ” - christophershobris
 
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John Krasinski
Actor, The Office
Tall, handsome American film and television star John Krasinski is probably best known for his role as sardonic nice guy "Jim Halpert" on NBC's popular TV series, The Office, for which he won a 2007 and 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series...
“ Lancelot ” - christophershobris
 
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“ Rumpelstiltskin - The main villain in the fourth and last film. ” - christophershobris
 
33.
Jon Hamm
Actor, Mad Men
“ Brogan the Ogre ” - christophershobris
 
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“ Cookie the Ogre ” - christophershobris
 
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Jane Lynch
Actress, Glee
“ Gretched the Ogre ” - christophershobris
 
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Kristen Schaal
Actress, Bob's Burgers
Kristen Schaal is an American actress, voice artist, writer, and comedian. She is best known for her roles as Mel on the HBO series Flight of the Conchords, Louise Belcher on FOX animated comedy Bob's Burgers, and Mabel Pines on Gravity Falls. Other notable roles include her appearances as a commentator on The Daily Show...
“ Pumpkin Witch, Palace Witch ” - christophershobris
 
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“ Guard Witch ” - christophershobris
 
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“ Broomsy Witch ” - christophershobris
 
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Jeremy Steig
Music Department, Shrek Forever After
“ Pied Piper ” - christophershobris
 
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Kathy Griffin
Kathy Griffin was raised in the near-west Chicago suburbs, in an Irish-American family. She has three older brothers and an older sister. When her parents retired to California, Kathy moved west with them after graduating from Oak Park River Forest High School and began trying to break into show business...
“ Dancing Witch ” - christophershobris
 
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“ Patrol Witch ” - christophershobris