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Voice Actors Who Can Perform Animal Noises

Do you need a voice actor to perform animal noises?
Are you a voice talent that specializes in mimicking sounds from the animal kingdom?
Rather than the typical prose that clients submit with their jobs, we occasionally we receive odd jobs that require a voice actor to utter noises like screams, grunts, or groans especially for video games and the occasional commercial project.

Nothing quite compares to the jobs requesting animal noises though. Picture yourself reviewing auditions with talent doing various takes of a bird, tiger, or monkey.
It is both delightful and surprisingly spooky to hear a talent go from their speaking voice into an authentic sounding animal noise. Join VOX Daily as we take a look at of one of the top voice actors who excels in this unique craft.

One of the greatest voice actors ever to voice animal noises is Frank Welker. Frank has been a voice actor for 40 years. With credits too numerous to list, Frank is best known for his work as “Fred” on all Scooby-Doo cartoons. He also voices Scooby and numerous other animals for the franchise. Frank was lent his voice to over 1200 different characters. He is so talented at doing animal noises that studios often call on him to come in and do only that. In fact, there is a good chance that when you’re watching any cartoon with an animal sound in it you are listening to Frank.

When Nancy Cartwright, who voices “Bart”, among other characters, on The Simpsons, chatted with Kath Soucie for Animation World Network she indicated that Frank was her ultimate VO hero. “He is hands down my most giant hero in the animation VO community. He is an amazingly gifted genius,” she said. “He can create every sound that you might hear in a jungle: the drip of the raindrops, the wind rustling in the trees, and all of the inhabitants that you might encounter there. I love animals. I mean I love animals and Frank’s great ability is that not only can he make the sounds of the animals; he can give them a true voice.”
Praise from one voice-over genius to another.

Can you perform animal noises?

We would love to hear them. Add a link to your animal noises demo in the comments below!
All the best,

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  • Lin Parkin
    September 3, 2013, 10:01 am

    Hi Scott,
    Wow! That was incredible… and a bit scary! If you have a profile at Voices.com this would be a good one to post now as the industry gears up for Halloween!
    All the best,

  • Alexis Waldren
    January 27, 2020, 11:10 pm

    My Name is Alexis. I can do amazing spot on Animal Sounds. I can also sing and imitate just about any sound I hear. I was on America’s Got Talent in 2013. I don’t have any recent videos but i can certainly make one ! I’ve called in deer and the animals seem to take well to the sounds when I try and communicate with them. Please send me an E-Mail I would love to meet you !

    • oliver
      January 29, 2020, 11:34 am

      Hi Alexis,

      It’s great to hear from you! You’ve got a fascinating talent.

      By signing up for Voices.com, you’ll have the option of detailing your unique vocal capabilities directly on your profile! That way, when clients are seeking voice actors with the ability to perform animal sounds, then they’ll have no trouble finding you and getting in contact.

      Here are some handy guides on planning your voice acting demo and producing a recording to upload to your profile.

      Thanks for reaching out, and happy recording,

  • Nicholas Pusateri
    March 14, 2020, 12:20 pm

    I am capable of doing a wide arrange of prehistoric creatures from the musician era. I am able to do the following:

    Liliensternus, Coelophysis, Thrinaxodon, Placerias, Postosuchus, Peteinosaurus,
    Plateosaurus, Diplodocus, Allosaurus,
    Ornitholestes, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Anurognathus, Othnielia, Ophthalmosaurus, Liopleurodon, Eustreptospondylus, Cryptoclidus,
    Rhamphorhynchus, Ornithocheirus, Utahraptor, Dakotadon, Iguanodon,
    Tapejara, Polacanthus, Iberomesornis,
    Plesiopleurodon, Leaellynasaura, Koolasuchus, Australovenator,
    Muttaburrasaurus, Steropodon,
    Pteranodon, Albertosaurus, Alexornis,
    Alphadon, Chirostenotes, Carnotaurus,
    Edmontonia, Gorgosaurus, Hesperonychus, Pachyrhinosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Parksosaurus, Triceratops, Troodon, Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus, Edmontosaurus,
    Torosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Dromaeosaurus, Quetzalcoatlus, Deinosuchus, Didelphodon, Dinilysia

    I am also good at doing Cenozoic animal voices, and their closest living relatives:

    Leptictidium, Gastornis (macaws), Ambulocetus (whales), Propalaeotherium (horses), Godinotia (primates), Crocodiles, Basilosaurus (whales) Andrewsarchus (sheep and goats), Embolotherium (rhinos and horses), Dorudon (whales) Moeritherium (elephants), Apidium (primates), Vultures, Indricotherium (rhinos), Hyaenodon, Entelodon (pigs), Chalicotherium (horses and rhinos) , Cynodictis (bears and dogs), Animals: Australopithecus (humans), Dinofelis (modern African cats), Deinotherium(elephants), Ancylotherium (tapers), Common warthog, Black-backed jackal, White-backed vultures, Smilodon (modern big cats), Phorusrhacos (southern birds), Macrauchenia, Megatherium (tree sloths), Doedicurus (armadillos), American Mastodon (elephants), Woolly Mammoth (elephants) Megaloceros (deer), Woolly Rhinoceros (rhinos), European/American lion (lions), Neanderthals, Saiga antelope, Dire Wolf (wolves), Wisent (bison), and Short faced Bear (bears)