The Top 10 Most Famous Voice Actors of All Time
Every generation of kids has certain iconic cartoon character voices that just stuck with them.
For kids growing up in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, Mel Blanc’s Bugs Bunny from ‘Looney Tunes’ brings up all kinds of nostalgia.
If you were a kid growing up in the 1970s and 80s, Frank Welker’s Fred from ‘Scooby-Doo’, has to bring a smile to your face.
Kids and teens from the 1990s are stopped in their tracks when they see Nancy Cartwright voicing Bart Simpson from ‘The Simpsons’.
And Tara Strong’s dynamic range provided the voice for many 2000s kids’ favorite shows.
All of these talented voice actors brought some of our most beloved characters to life through their vocal performances.
So without further ado, let’s take a walk down memory lane to your favorite spot on the couch for those Saturday morning cartoons.
Here are the top 10 most famous voice actors of all time:
- Mel Blanc
Often referred to as the “Man of Thousand Voices,” Mel Blanc is perhaps the most iconic voice actor of all time. He is best known for his work on Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, where he voiced characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Tweety Bird. Blanc’s talent and versatility made him a staple of the golden age of animation.
- Don LaFontaine
Known as the “King of Voiceovers,” Don LaFontaine’s iconic voice can be heard in thousands of movie trailers, commercials, and television promos. He is perhaps best known for his work on the “In a world…” voiceover, which has been used in numerous films and trailers.
- Robin Williams
While he was primarily known as a comedian and actor, Robin Williams was also a talented voice actor. He lent his voice to numerous animated films, including Aladdin (as the Genie), FernGully: The Last Rainforest (as Batty Koda), and Happy Feet (as Ramon).
- Frank Welker
Frank Welker is a voice acting veteran with over 50 years of experience in the industry. He is best known for his work on animated TV shows and films, such as The Transformers (as Megatron), Scooby-Doo (as Fred Jones), and The Simpsons (as Santa’s Little Helper and Snowball II).
- Nancy Cartwright
Nancy Cartwright is a versatile voice actress who has lent her talents to numerous animated TV shows and films. She is best known for her work as the voice of Bart Simpson on The Simpsons, a role she has played for over 30 years. Cartwright has also voiced characters on Rugrats, Kim Possible, and The Wild Thornberrys.
- Billy West
Billy West is a well-known voice actor with a career spanning over three decades. He is best known for his work on Futurama (as Philip J. Fry, Dr. Zoidberg, and Professor Farnsworth), Ren and Stimpy (as Stimpy), and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (as SpongeBob SquarePants).
- Tom Kane
Tom Kane is a prolific voice actor with over 200 credits to his name. He is best known for his work on Star Wars: The Clone Wars (as Yoda), The Powerpuff Girls (as Narrator), and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (as Nick Fury).
- Grey DeLisle
Grey DeLisle is a highly talented voice actress with a range of unique and memorable voices. She is best known for her work as the voice of Daphne on Scooby-Doo, Azula on Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Vicky on The Fairly OddParents.
- Tara Strong
Tara Strong is a well-respected voice actress with a career spanning over 25 years. She is best known for her work on The Powerpuff Girls (as Bubbles), My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (as Twilight Sparkle), and Batman: The Animated Series (as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl).
- Kevin Conroy
Kevin Conroy is a highly respected voice actor with a career spanning over 30 years. He is best known for his work as the voice of Batman in numerous animated TV shows and films, including Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond
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Kinda surprised you didn’t mention Paul Frees, Daws Butler and the G.O.A.T, June Foray.
Exactly. But, it is hard to narrow down a list to ten.