Disney Pixar Cars Voice Over

Celebrities That Did Voice Acting in Cars

Animated movies are very popular in our culture. Aside from great storytelling and top of the line animation, the voice talent of a particular film, particularly when there are celebrities involved, can have a great impact on its success. The current trend is well-known television and movie stars performing animated character voices in animated films.

Some very good voice acting can be heard in Disney/Pixar’s 2006 film Cars.

Many of Hollywood’s biggest stars lent their celebrity voices to the project. The movie tells the story of Lightning McQueen, a breakout rookie race car star. On the way to the most important race of his life, Lightning finds himself stranded in a town on old Route 66. There he finds an unusual cast of characters who teach him that there is more to life than fame.

Voice Talent for Named Characters:

  • Owen Wilson…Lightning McQueen
  • Larry the Cable Guy…Mater
  • Michael Keaton…Chick Hicks
  • Richard Petty…“The King” Strip Weathers
  • Paul Newman…Doc Hudson
  • Lynda Petty…Mrs. The King
  • Bonnie Hunt…Sally Carrera
  • Cheech Marin…Ramone
  • Tony Shalhoub…Luigi
  • Joe Ranft…Red
  • Paul Dooley…Sarge
  • Jenifer Lewis…Flo
  • Katherine Helmond…Lizzie
  • George Carlin…Fillmore
  • Michael Wallis…Sheriff
  • John Ratzenberger…Mack
  • Jeremy Clarkson…Harv
  • Darrell Waltrip…Darrell Cartrip
  • Jay Leno…Jay Limo
  • Andrew Stanton…Fred
  • Bob Costas…Bob Cutlass
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr…Junior
  • Michael Schumacher…Michael Schumacher Ferrari
  • Edie McClurg…Minny
  • Guido Quaroni…Guido
  • Mario Andretti…Mario Andretti
  • Sarah Clark…Kori Turbowitz
  • Mike Nelson…Not Chuck (Mike ‘No Name’ Nelson)
  • Jonas Rivera…Boost
  • Ray Magliozzi…Dusty Rust-eze
  • Lou Romano…Snotrod
  • E.J. Holowicki…DJ
  • Elissa Knight…Tia
  • Lindsey Collins…Mia
  • Larry Benton…Motorhome Race Fan
  • Douglas Keever…Albert Hinkey (Douglas ‘Mater’ Keener)
  • Tom Hanks…Woody Car
  • Richard Kind…Van
  • Tim Allen…Buzz Lightyear Car
  • John Goodman…Sullivan Truck
  • Dave Foley…Flik Car
  • Jeremy Piven…Harv
  • Billy Crystal…Mike Car
  • H.A. ‘Humpy’ Wheeler…Tex (Humpy Wheeler)
  • Tom Magliozzi…Rusty Rust-eze
  • Adrian Ochoa…Wingo

Additional Voices:

  • Andrea Boerries
  • Michael Bell
  • Torbin Xan Bullock
  • Jack Angel
  • Artie Kempner
  • Rodger Bumpass
  • Danny Mann
  • Richard Cawood
  • Colette Whitaker
  • Kathy Coates
  • Konishi Sonoko (Sonoko Konishi)
  • Bill Farmer
  • Teresa Ganzel
  • Susan Blu
  • Stephen Schaffer
  • Craig Good
  • Jess Harnell
  • Marco Boerries
  • John Cygan
  • Bob Scott
  • Hooman Khalili
  • Brian Fee
  • Erik Langley
  • Paul Eiding
  • Sherry Lynn
  • Mickie McGowan (Mickie T. McGowan)
  • Scott Clark
  • Teddy Newton
  • Jim Ward
  • Colleen O’Shaughnessey
  • Bob Peterson
  • Jan Rabson
  • Dan Scanlon
  • Ken Schretzmann
  • Steve Purcell
  • Matt Staudt
  • Jay Ward
  • Laraine Newman
  • Jennifer Darling
  • A.J. Riebli (A.J. Riebli III)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger…the voice of Sven ‘The Governator’ (archive footage) (uncredited)

Cars Toons

Following Cars was the release of several short toons, nicknamed Cars Toons. These episodes center around the character of Mater. The episodes include “Unidentified Flying Mater,” “Mater the Greater,” “El Matedor,” and “Rescue Squad Mater.”

Voice Talent for the Cars toons:

  • Larry the Cable Guy…Mater
  • Keith Ferguson…Lightning McQueen
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger…the voice of Sven ‘The Governator’ (archive footage) (uncredited)

Additional Voices for the Cars toons:

  • George Carlin
  • Steve Purcell
  • Jan Rabson
  • Guido Quaroni
  • Bob Scott
  • John Cygan
  • Lori Alan
  • Lindsey Collins
  • Mickie McGowan
  • Paul Eiding
  • Laraine Newman
  • Elissa Knight
  • Danny Mann
  • Jack Angel
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger…the voice of Sven ‘The Governator’ (archive footage) (uncredited)

Voice Talent in the Danish Version of the Movie:

  • Lars Hjortshoj…Bumle
  • Dario Campeotto…Luigi
  • Annette Heick…Sally
  • Tommy Kenter…Ramone
  • Tom Kristensen…Kongen
  • Mads Mikkelsen…Ronny
  • Ole Ernst…Doc Hudson
  • David Owe…Lynet McQueen
  • Lasse Lunderskov…Mack
  • Ulf Pilgaard…Sheriff
  • Sheryl Crow…the voice of Elvis (uncredited)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger…the voice of Sven ‘The Governator’ (archive footage) (uncredited)

Related Articles on the Pixar Movie Cars

  • Disney & Pixar’s Cars: Watch a Voice Actor Recording Session! – A promotional cut with the film’s producer Darla K. Anderson is available for your viewing pleasure online, complete with appearances and session takes by Owen Wilson, Cheech Marin, John Ratzenberger, Bonnie Hunt, and more.
  • Pixar Cars Shake ‘N Go King – Released in 2006, the Mattel Shake & Go “Cars” Racers puts the control of speed and power into kids hands, suitable for children ages 3 years and up.

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