Antonio Banderas is known for his work on camera, but is quickly becoming recognized for his voice work behind the scenes.


nasonex-bee.jpgA couple of nights ago, I happened to be watching television when a commercial for Nasonex came on featuring an animated bee with an incredibly familiar voice.
By the end of the :30 commercial, I was quite aware that the voice of the bee was none other than Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas, a native of Spain. The bee’s suave Spanish accent and the distinct color of its voice gave Antonio away, as did the personality of the character he was portraying relative to other roles he has recently performed.
antonio-banderas.jpgNow, this isn’t the first time Antonio’s voice has played a prominent role in his projects.
Antonio Banderas made a splash voicing the role of the adorable yet dangerous ‘Puss In Boots’ in Shrek II, and is slated to reprise his role in the third installment of the trilogy, Shrek the Third, due out in 2007.
Can’t get enough of Puss In Boots? The IMDb (The Internet Movie Database) says that a feature film Puss In Boots has been announced, set for release in 2008.
Have you heard any celebrity voice-overs lately on television?
Best,
Stephanie
P.S. Antonio Banderas is also known for his singing voice in the movie “Evita” (1996) performing as ‘Che’ the narrator.

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Stephanie Ciccarelli is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Voices.com. Classically trained in voice, piano, violin and musical theatre, as well as a respected mentor and industry speaker, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario. Possessing a great love for imparting knowledge and empowering others, her blog serves an audience what wants to grow in their careers as professional voice users, and more specifically, voice actors. Stephanie was recently listed on the PROFIT Magazine W100 list three times (2013, 2015 and 2016), a ranking of Canada's top female entrepreneurs, and is the author of Voice Acting for Dummies®.

30 COMMENTS

  1. My dad says the voice of the bee is Portuguese actor Joaquim de Almeida I still believe it is Antonio. Both these actors have worked together in several films and sound similar but Antonio’s voice is very distinctive.
    Help

  2. Thank You! Thank You! FINALLY I find out what I ALREADY knew. I love the Nasonex commercial and have told everyone it HAD to be Banderas. Just love his suave way of speaking English! Want more of his voice PLEASE.
    Thanks Again, Laura

  3. I knew from the first time I heard it it was Antonio. My daughter has a Carin Terrier that will race in from outside when ever he hears the Bee. He has almost knocked over the TV table barking and jumping at the TV.

  4. I knew that was Antonio’s voice, and my husband wasn’t sure, so that’s why I did an “Ask.Com” to find out. I love the commercial and we love the Puss in Boots from Shrek, also. Banderas has that very recognizable voice!!!!!

  5. Antonio Banderas can be a Bee in my hat anytime . I never liked a Bee so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. He is one you hear that voice and fall in love with it ..

  6. I thought it was Ricardo Montalban from “Fantasy Island”, but after hearing it several times, it hit me that it had to be “Antonio Banderas”. He sure a hot little bee!!!!;-) lol

  7. I knew after the second time I heard the commercial that it was Antonio Banderas….his voice is so distinct and unmistakeably sexy.

  8. hey, i think that the bee has his cheek bones as well, does anyone else think that he looks like the bee? just a little??

  9. I am a huge fan of AB! Have his posters and all! I also have vanity plates on my car which had to be abreviated! Melonie,you are one lucky woman! Although I dont have his tatt on my body,i have the name plates,BANDRS!!Cheerish your beautiful husband! I wish one day I could meet him! Xoxo,a fan!

  10. I am a huge fan of AB! Have his posters and all! I also have vanity plates on my car which had to be abreviated! Melonie,you are one lucky woman! Although I dont have his tatt on my body,i have the name plates,BANDRS!!Cheerish your beautiful husband! I wish one day I could meet him! Xoxo,a fan!

  11. yes, I thought it was Antonio, His voice was so familiar I had to ask google
    You would think a celebrate like him would not do such a thing, but stardom doesnt always last too long. Hes a good business man.

  12. Good for Antonio!!! He is one of my favorites. He is a very fine and very versatile actor and it is wonderful that he has chosen to give his voice to so many of these characters!!! Give him a romantic lead in a love story in his next movie…….how about a remake of Magnificient Obsession………….keep up the great work Antonio!!!!

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