20 Strongest Voice Actors

by stp43 | created - 20 Jul 2013 | updated - 20 Jul 2013 | Public

A list of the twenty voice actors considered the strongest such performers in history

1. Jackson Beck

Actor | Radio Days

Jackson Beck was born on July 23, 1912 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Radio Days (1987), Take the Money and Run (1969) and Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (1950). He was married to Bernice. He died on July 28, 2004 in Manhattan.

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.

2. Bud Collyer

Actor | The New Adventures of Superman

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 ...

The voice of Superman.

3. Jack Mercer

Actor | Popeye

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 ...

Myriad voice performances, best known as Popeye the Sailor

4. Ted Knight

Actor | Mary Tyler Moore

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 ...

Best known from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, he was also a gifted voice actor for Filmation cartoons.

5. Marvin Miller

Actor | Dead Reckoning

Beginning in radio in St. Louis, Miller used his rich baritone voice to forge a successful career in that medium as well as in movies, on television, on stage, and as a recording artist. He is probably best remembered for his role as Michael Anthony, the man who passed out a weekly check, on the TV...

The voice of Aquaman.

6. 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, she was born in Yakima, Washington, and began entertaining in church plays as a...

Multi-decade voice performer combining sweetness with authority.

7. Shane Rimmer

Actor | The Spy Who Loved Me

Shane Rimmer was born on May 28, 1929 in Toronto, Canada. He is an actor and writer, known for The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Superman II (1980) and Gandhi (1982). He has been married to Sheila since September 21, 1963. They have three children.

Commanding yet reassuring all at once, best known as Scott Tracy in Thunderbirds.

8. David Holliday

Actor | Thunderbirds

David Holliday was born on August 4, 1937 in Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Thunderbirds (1965), Sleeping Beauty (1987) and Coronation Street (1960). He died on March 26, 1999.

Authoritative performer best known as Virgil Tracy on Thunderbirds.

9. Vic Perrin

Soundtrack | Watchmen

Vic Perrin was born on April 26, 1916 in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for Watchmen (2009), Mission: Impossible (1966) and Gunsmoke (1955). He was married to Rita Perrin. He died on July 4, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Powerfully raspy voice, notable as Hawkman.

10. Julie Bennett

Actress | Spider-Man

Julie Bennett was born on January 24, 1933 in Beverly Hills, California, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Spider-Man (1994), Lux Video Theatre (1950) and What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966). She was previously married to Jerry Bredouw.

Sweet voice performer over numerous decades.

11. Peter Dyneley

Actor | Thunderbirds Are GO

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 ...

Character actor best known as Jeff Tracy in Thunderbirds.

12. Mae Questel

Actress | National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Her Orthodox Jewish family were totally averse 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...

Olive Oyl and The Wicked Sea Hag in Popeye.

13. John Facenda

Actor | The Burglar

John Facenda was born on August 8, 1913 in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA as John Thomas Ralph Augustine James Facenda. He was an actor, known for The Burglar (1957), Middle Age Crazy (1980) and The Son of the Football Follies (1976). He was married to Dorothy Elizabeth Hunger. He died on September 25, ...

The Voice Of NFL Films.

14. 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 ...

Best known as Luke Skywalker, he fashioned an even stronger career voicing The Joker.

15. Scott Graham

Actor | Thrilling Chilling Amazing Plays in Sports

Scott Graham was born on June 10, 1965 in Belleville, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Thrilling Chilling Amazing Plays in Sports (1993), NFL on FOX (1994) and MLB on FOX (1996).

Pleasant delivery, best known for NFL Films and also national radio pre- and post-game host for the NFL.

16. Jerry Dexter

Actor | The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure

Jerry Dexter was born on April 18, 1935 in San Francisco, California, USA as Jerry Morris Chrisman. He was an actor, known for The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967), The Adventures of Gulliver (1968) and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981). He died on June 21, 2013 in Sonoma, ...

The voice of Aqualad and also Alan Mayberry in Josie & The Pussycats.

17. John Colicos

Actor | Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

John Colicos was born on December 10, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Battlestar Galactica (1978) and The Changeling (1980). He was married to Mona McHenry. He died on March 6, 2000 in Toronto.

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

18. Gerald Mohr

Actor | The Angry Red Planet

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...

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.

19. Pat Harrington Jr.

Actor | One Day at a Time

Pat Harrington Jr. was born on August 13, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Patrick Harrington Jr. He was an actor and writer, known for One Day at a Time (1975), Move Over, Darling (1963) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955). He was married to Sally Cleaver and Marjorie Ann Gortner. ...

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.

20. David Graham

Actor | Supercar

David Graham was born on July 11, 1925 in Hackney, London, England as David Michael Graham. He is an actor and writer, known for Supercar (1961), Thunderbirds Are GO (1966) and Stingray (1964).

The voice of Brains and Gordon Tracy from Thunderbirds, he was also famous for his appearance in a Daleks episode of Doctor Who.