My favorite voice artists.

by choyt19 | created - 02 Jul 2011 | updated - 02 Sep 2011 | Public

Who doesn't love cartoons? Exactly. Among the things I love are the men and women who bring the characters to life through their voice work.

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. 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).

3. June Foray

Actress | Mulan

Legendary voice actress June Foray was born June Lucille Forer on September 18, 1917 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Ida (Robinson) and Maurice Forer was of Russian descent and her mother Ida Robinson was of French Canadian And Native American descent.

She started in the voice field at the age of ...

4. 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.

5. 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 ...

6. 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 ...

7. John DiMaggio

Actor | Futurama

John DiMaggio was born on September 4, 1968 in North Plainfield, New Jersey, USA as John William DiMaggio. He is an actor, known for Futurama (1999), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) and Adventure Time (2010). He has been married to Kate Miller since October 22, 2014.

8. 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 ...

9. Jason Marsden

Actor | A Goofy Movie

With a career spanning more than 25 years, Jason Marsden has been affectionately referred to as that guy from that show. The seasoned actor has worked in film and television with the best and the brightest, including Ridley Scott (White Squall (1996)), Robert Downey Jr. (Ally McBeal (1997)), James ...

10. 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 ...

11. 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 ...

12. Rob Paulsen

Actor | Animaniacs

Rob Paulsen was born on March 11, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Robert Fredrick Paulsen III. He is an actor, known for 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 ...

13. 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, ...

14. 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.

15. 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 ...

16. Joe Alaskey

Actor | Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Joe Alaskey, among the most talented voice actors in the business, impeccably recreates many of the original characters which the late cartoon pioneer Mel Blanc invented. A natural mimic and gifted actor, his amazing "ear" for voices enables him to imitate almost anything; including some of the ...

17. 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), 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.

18. Richard Steven Horvitz

Actor | Psychonauts

Richard Horvitz began acting professionally at the age of 10. As a child, he appeared in numerous stage productions. Among the most notable, the musical "Oliver!", starring Dick Shawn and Stubby Kaye. Also as a child, Richard starred in numerous commercials and made many television guest ...

19. 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.

20. John Kricfalusi

Writer | The Ren & Stimpy Show

Canadian-born cartoon cartoonist Kricfalusi began his career by working on low end Saturday morning cartoons like The Jetsons (1962) revival and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972). In 1987, Kricfalusi's mentor, Ralph Bakshi, "saved" him by hiring him as supervising director on his show Mighty ...

21. Kevin Michael Richardson

Actor | Lilo & Stitch

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...

22. Sara Berner

Actress | Rear Window

This accomplished voice actress with an ear for accents, first made her mark on Jack Benny's radio program in the dual role of wisecracking, gum-chewing telephone operator Mabel Flapsaddle and Jack's plumber girlfriend Gladys. Brunette Sara Berner's real name was Lillian Herdan and she was born in ...

23. 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: The Force ...

24. 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.

25. 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).

26. Tom Kane

Actor | Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Tom started doing voiceover work professionally at the age of 15, in his hometown of Kansas City. By the time he got out of college he had done several hundred commercials, then he moved to Hollywood and started landing Movie Trailers, Network Promos, Games, Feature Films and Cartoons.

First came ...

27. 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 an actress, known for My Life as a Teenage Robot (2003), Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) and W.I.T.C.H. (2004).

28. Scott McNeil

Actor | Dragon Ball Z

Scott McNeil was born on September 15, 1962 in Brisbane, Australia. He is known for his work on Dragon Ball Z (1996), Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) and Beast Wars: Transformers (1996).

29. Greg Cipes

Actor | Fast & Furious

Best known for his supporting role as Dwight in Fast & Furious (2009) as well as his voice acting as 2012 Michelangelo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012-2017) and Beast Boy in Teen Titans Go! (since 2013), Gregory Michael Cipes realized his calling as an entertainer early in life. Having been ...

30. 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.

31. 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 ...

32. Kathleen Barr

Actress | ReBoot

Kathleen Barr was born on April 6, 1967 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is an actress, known for ReBoot (1994), Dragon Tales (1999) and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks (2014).

33. Dana Snyder

Actor | Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters

Dana Snyder is an actor, comedian, producer, writer and voice actor originally from Easton, PA. He is most known for voicing Master Shake in Aqua Teen Hunger Force and The Alchemist in The Venture Bros, both on Adult Swim. He's voiced a megalomaniacal egg, an evil bunny, a galactic gangster ...

34. 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 ...

35. 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...

36. 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? ...

37. 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 ...

38. Gregg Berger

Actor | Transformers: Devastation

Gregg Berger Bio

Gregg Berger Voice / Actor Transformers, The Garfield Show, Spaced Invaders, More! Gregg Berger is an American Voice / Actor, who is Internationally known for his iconic roles as GRIMLOCK in G1Transformers and Transformers Fall of Cybertron, and the eagerly anticipated Power of the ...

39. Rachael MacFarlane

Actress | American Dad!

Rachael MacFarlane was born on March 21, 1976 in Kent, Connecticut, USA as Rachael Ann MacFarlane. She is known for her work on American Dad! (2005), Family Guy (1998) and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2001). She has been married to Spencer Laudiero since May 4, 2008. They have two ...

40. 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).

41. 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.

42. 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 ...

43. Danny Cooksey

Actor | Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Danny Cooksey was born on November 2, 1975 in Moore, Oklahoma, USA as Jr. Daniel Ray Allen Cooksey. He is an actor, known for Terminator 2 (1991), Salute Your Shorts (1991) and The Lorax (2012). He has been married to Amber Cooksey since 1998. They have two children.

44. 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 Mass Effect 2 (2010). She has been married to Barry Oswick since 2009. They have one child.

45. Stan Freberg

Actor | Lady and the Tramp

Stan Freberg grew up in Los Angeles, California. From an early age he was a big fan of radio and sound. He was blessed with the double abilities of being an amazing mimic and possessing a razor-sharp satirical mind. In the early 1940s he began to do voice work for both the Warner Brothers' cartoons...

46. 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 ...

47. Howard Morris

Actor | The Andy Griffith Show

This short, quicksilver comic of TV's "Golden Age" has been heard more than seen in the last few decades, as he possesses one of the finest vocal instruments around for animation. Howard ("Howie") Morris was born in New York City in 1919 and forged his own destiny after a chance meeting with Carl ...

48. Tim Curry

Actor | Congo

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 ...

49. 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 (2016). She is married to Angelo Pullens. They have two children.



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