The 50 Greatest Voice Actors of All Time

by tbell1826 | created - 17 May 2011 | updated - 21 May 2011 | Public

1. 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 ...

2. 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 Super 8 (2011). He has been married to Deb Lacusta since 1987.

3. Seth MacFarlane

Writer | Family Guy

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 ...

4. Tom Kenny

Actor | SpongeBob SquarePants

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 '80s and '90s as ...

5. Nancy Cartwright

Actress | The Simpsons

Nancy Cartwright was born on October 25, 1957 in Dayton, Ohio, USA as Nancy Jean Cartwright. She is an actress, known for The Simpsons (1989), The Simpsons Movie (2007) and Godzilla (1998). She was previously married to Warren Murphy.

6. Charlie Adler

Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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 ...

7. Rob Paulsen

Actor | Animaniacs

Rob Paulsen was born on March 11, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Robert Fredrick Paulsen III. He is known for his work on Animaniacs (1993), Pinky and the Brain (1995) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012). He has been married to Parrish Todd since 1983. They have one child. He was previously ...

8. 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), Space Jam (1996) and The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991). He is married to Violet West.

9. 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 ...

10. Trey Parker

Music_department | South Park

Trey was born in Conifer, Colorado, on October 19, 1969 to Randy Parker, a geologist, and Sharon Parker, an insurance broker. He has an older sister, Shelley Parker. He met Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park (1997)) while attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he had a double ...

11. Matt Stone

Music_department | South Park

Matt Stone was born on May 26, 1971 in Houston, Texas, USA as Matthew Richard Stone. He is known for his work on South Park (1997), South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) and Team America: World Police (2004). He has been married to Angela Howard since 2008. They have two children.

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. Yeardley Smith

Actress | The Simpsons

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 ...

14. Alex Borstein

Actress | Family Guy

Alex Borstein is a Chicago-born American actress, known for her work on the animated sitcom Family Guy (1999), Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005), Bad Santa (2003), and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017). Borstein became a MADtv cast member in 1997, during the sketch comedy show's third season. ...

15. Daws Butler

Actor | Hey There, It's Yogi Bear

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, ...

16. Don Messick

Actor | The Last Unicorn

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? ...

17. Casey Kasem

Actor | Ghostbusters

Born an entertainer, Casey reigns from Michigan, the same birthplace for fellow Shaggy voice actor Matthew Lillard (whom both Casey and Matthew do a very fine, smashing job voicing the iconic character). Debuted as a radio operator and legendary disc jockey in his early days, he was the greatest ...

18. Tara Strong

Actress | Batman: The Killing Joke

Tara Strong began her acting career at the age of 13 in Toronto, Canada. She landed several TV, film, and musical theater roles as well as her first lead in an animated series as the title role of "Hello Kitty." After a short run at Toronto's Second City theater company, she moved to Los Angeles ...

19. Cree Summer

Actress | Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Cree Summer was born on July 7, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Cree Summer Francks. She is known for her work on Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000) and Voltron: Legendary Defender (2016). She is married to Angelo Pullens. They have two children.

20. Maurice LaMarche

Actor | Futurama

Maurice LaMarche was born on March 30, 1958 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for Futurama (1999), Pinky and the Brain (1995) and Zootopia (2016). He has been married to Robin Eisenman since May 19, 1991. They have one child.

21. Elizabeth Daily

Actress | Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Elizabeth Daily was born on September 11, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Elizabeth Ann Guttman. She is an actress, known for Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985), The Powerpuff Girls (1998) and Happy Feet (2006). She was previously married to Rick Salomon.

22. Jess Harnell

Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Jess Harnell was born on December 23, 1963 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Transformers (2007) and Animaniacs (1993). He has been married to Cara Harnell since November 19, 2019.

23. John DiMaggio

Actor | Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet

John DiMaggio was born on September 4, 1968 in North Plainfield, New Jersey, USA as John William DiMaggio. He is known for his work on Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet (2020), Disenchantment (2018) and Historical Roasts (2019). He has been married to Kate Miller since October 22, 2014.

24. Hank Azaria

Actor | The Simpsons

Hank Azaria was born on April 25, 1964 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Henry Albert Azaria. He is an actor, known for The Simpsons (1989), Free Agents (2011) and The Birdcage (1996). He was previously married to Helen Hunt.

25. Daran Norris

Actor | Team America: World Police

Daran Norris has been voicing characters in animation, film, tv, radio, and games for over three decades. He is also a busy on-camera actor and has appeared in over 100 television shows and films. He can be currently be seen as news anchor Johnny Frost on "iZombie" for the CW. Other recent ...

26. Harry Shearer

Actor | The Simpsons

Harry Shearer was born in 1943 in Los Angeles, California. His film debut was with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953), followed by The Robe (1953). Probably best known for his Saturday Night Live (1975) gigs, his NPR satire program "Le Show" and The Simpsons (1989)...

27. June Foray

Actress | Mulan

Legendary voice actress June Foray was born June Lucille Forer on September 18, 1917 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Maurice Forer and Ida Edith Robinson, who wed in Hampden, Massachusetts. Her father, who was Jewish, emigrated from Novgorod, Imperial Russia, while her Massachusetts-born mother ...

28. Frank Welker

Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Frank Welker was born in Colorado. He followed his dream to California, and started a voice acting career which has spanned over five decades and hundreds of credits. Frank has worked with fellow voice actors Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Don Messick, Heather North, and Indira/Stefanianna ...

29. Kath Soucie

Actress | Zootopia

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 ...

30. Jim Cummings

Actor | Christopher Robin

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 ...

31. Phil LaMarr

Actor | Pulp Fiction

A Los Angeles native, Phil is a graduate of Harvard-Westlake School, Yale University and The Groundlings Theater and is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of MADtv (1995) and as Marvin in Pulp Fiction (1994).

In addition to numerous appearances on stages across the country, in ...

32. Jeff Bennett

Actor | Enchanted

Jeff Bennett was born on October 2, 1962 in Houston, Texas, USA as Jeffrey Glenn Bennett. He is known for his work on Enchanted (2007), Johnny Bravo (1997) and The Penguins of Madagascar (2008). He has been married to Susan E. Welby since October 8, 1988. They have one child.

33. Candi Milo

Actress | My Life as a Teenage Robot

Candi Milo was born on January 9, 1961 in Palm Springs, California, USA as Candyce Anne Rose Milo. She is known for her work on My Life as a Teenage Robot (2003), Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004) and W.I.T.C.H. (2004).

34. Mark Hamill

Actor | Star Wars

Mark Hamill is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - a role he reprised in Star Wars: Episode VII - ...

35. Jennifer Hale

Actress | Mass Effect

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 (2007), Mass Effect 3 (2012) and Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019). She has been married to Barry Oswick since 2009. They ...

36. Lauren Tom

Actress | The Joy Luck Club

Lauren Tom is an Obie Award-winning actress, known for her roles as a dutiful daughter in the film The Joy Luck Club, as Ross's girlfriend, Julie, on the classic NBC sitcom Friends, and most recently as Mrs. Tran on Supernatural. Lauren also lent her voice talents on the animated series Futurama as...

37. Kevin Michael Richardson

Actor | Mortal Kombat

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...

38. Alan Reed

Actor | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Character player Alan Reed was a strong, gruff, burly presence on 40's and 50's film and TV but he would be best remembered for his equally strong, gruff, distinctive voice on radio and TV. In 1960, he gave vocal life to the bombastic prehistoric cartoon character Fred Flintstone on the prime-time ...

39. Bea Benaderet

Actress | The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show

Bea Benaderet had a remarkable career in radio and television. In the earlier days of radio, before television, she provided the voice for numerous names of characters on the radio, on shows like "Fibber McGee and Molly," "My Favorite Husband" with Lucille Ball & the Jack Benny Show. She was born ...

40. Jean Vander Pyl

Actress | The Flintstones

Jean Vander Pyl was born on October 11, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Jean Thurston Vander Pyl. She was an actress, known for The Flintstones (1994), The Jetsons (1962) and The Flintstones (1960). She was married to Roger Wells DeWitt and Carroll Gerald O'Meara. She died on April 10, ...

41. George O'Hanlon

Actor | Rocky

George O'Hanlon was born on November 23, 1912 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as George Samuel O'Hanlon Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for Rocky (1976), So You Want a Television Set (1953) and Kronos (1957). He was married to Nancy Owens, Martha Stewart and Inez Yvonne Witt. He ...

42. Penny Singleton

Actress | Blondie's Holiday

Her father was Irish Philadelphian newspaperman, Benny McNulty. He was related to Jim Farley Roosevelt's campaign managers and later Postmaster General. As a child, she sang songs at a silent movie theater. After the sixth grade she joined a touring vaudeville act called "The Kiddie Kabaret." ...

43. Carlos Alazraqui

Actor | The Fairly OddParents

Carlos Alazraqui was born on July 20, 1962 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Carlos Jaime Alazraqui. He is an actor and writer, known for The Fairly OddParents (2001), Planes (2013) and Happy Feet (2006). He has been married to Laura Mala since 2010. They have two children.

44. Dee Bradley Baker

Actor | American Dad!

Dee Bradley Baker was born on August 31, 1962 in Bloomington, Indiana, USA. He is an actor, known for American Dad! (2005), Phineas and Ferb (2007) and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004). He has been married to Michelle Baker since 1990. They have two children.

45. Jason Marsden

Actor | A Goofy Movie

You've seen him. You've heard him. Appearing across platforms such as television, feature film, animation, video games, commercials, talking toys, promotion, narration, and internet; as a result, Mars is affectionately referred to as "That Guy From That Show".

At age eleven, Jason Marsden relocated ...

46. Grey Griffin

Actress | Batman: Arkham City

Grey Griffin was born in Fort Ord, California. She is a singer and well-known voice actress. She was raised by her grandmother through her difficult childhood because her mother was a drug addict. Her grandmother was a singer and performed often with Tito Puente. Grey was highly interested in goth ...

47. Seth Green

Actor | Robot Chicken

Seth Green has starred in numerous films and television series including the Austin Powers trilogy, The Italian Job (2003), Without a Paddle (2004), Party Monster (2003), Can't Hardly Wait (1998), Old Dogs (2009) and dozens more, including starring roles in Sexy Evil Genius (2013), The Story of Luke...

48. Patrick Warburton

Actor | The Emperor's New Groove

Patrick Warburton is known to many for the role of "Puddy" in the hit NBC comedy "Seinfeld," the laconic, enigmatic, quirky Saab salesman and Elaine's boyfriend. Warburton starred for 7 seasons on the hit CBS comedy "Rules of Engagement" with David Spade, Oliver Hudson, and Megyn Price about two ...

49. Mila Kunis

Actress | Black Swan

Mila Kunis was born Milena Markovna Kunis to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California, ...

50. Janet Waldo

Actress | The Jetsons

Janet Waldo 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, Janet Marie Waldo was born on February 4, 1919, in Grandview, Washington, and ...



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