Animated characters and the animation world would be nothing without the skills and talent behind the scenes giving them their voices. The animation world provides so much possibility in the way of the dramatic and beautiful, the unique and the weird, and the wonderful and whacky. Over the years, this creative environment has lent itself to some of the famous and most significant characters in television and film. The comedians and actors are just as intriguing and funny without their in-person appearance, facial expressions and physicality. As technology and cinematography advances, the creative process and performance capture also advances, providing unparalleled performance and experience. These great voice actors did their best within the animation world of each project.
Arguably one of the best and most prolific voice actors globally, Mark has done it all and impressed animation fans over his career. Over the years, he has demonstrated his remarkable talent for impressions and voiceovers, revolutionizing the animation world. The 69-year-old genius is known for voicing some of the greatest animation movies, such as the Joker from the Batman animated series and Chucky in Child’s play. The maniacal laughter is The Joker’s best aspect: all Batman fan’s love and hate in equal measures.
Amy is an accomplished producer, director, comedian, actress, and writer in the film industry. She’s also done well as voice actors, with Joy, Snow White, and Bessie Higgenbottom being some of her best works. The 43 has been surfing in the film industry, and she says her career is just starting. She’s flexible and always knowing what’s going to happen next. Listening to her is itself magical, and she flawlessly brings out the characters in the animated movies. She’s been nominated in numerous film categories and won the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series with Saturday Night Live.
We all know Johnny Depp as one of the best and versatile actors of our time, but only a few know he’s a talented voice actor. He’s well known for voicing Rango, Victor Van Dort, and Captain Jack Sparrow. For years, Johnny has mesmerized animation and epic fans with his unmatched talent and acting skills. Johnny is so talented that he’s able to adapt to different roles and accents worldwide.
Frank Welker is another talented veteran in the industry known for voicing Scooby-Doo, Fred Jones, and Megatron. Frank has done around 215 movies in his career and continues to wow animation fans worldwide. Welker has provided the voice of Scooby-Doo since 2002 and is the only original voice actor in the franchise. But, that’s not all; the veteran American voice actor, impressionist, actor and former stand-up comedian has done virtually over 800 different character voice roles in animated films, video games, commercials, films, and television shows.
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American actor, voice actor and filmmaker. He’s also known for both dramatic and comedic roles, and he’s one of the most recognizable and famous film stars in the world. This American Cultural Icon is known for voicing Conductor, Hobo, and Woody. He’s widely renowned for his role as Woody in the Toy Story Series, Disney’s highest-grossing animated series of all time.
Yoram Yosephsberg is an Israeli television, film, and voice actor famously known for voicing Megatron from Transformers, Gantu in Lilo and Stich, Killer Croc in Batman, Major Monogram in Phineas and Ferb, and various characters from Ben 10, among others. Yoram’s talent has been viewed in other animated series such as Inspector Dr Claw from Inspector Gadget, Batman Beyond, Planes, Adventure Time, and Shrek, all of which he finessed. You probably didn’t know that he’s still the Mermaid Man in the famous SpongeBob SquarePants, did you?
As a voice actor, the American veteran Kevin Conroy is best known for his role as Batman/Bruce Wayne in the acclaimed Batman. He’s arguably the defacto Batman voice, having continuously voiced Batman in many animated spin-off projects in the past two decades. He has done 12 animated films and seven video games, roles that fans worldwide came to love and relate to. In addition, he’s well remembered by fans for being the first person in animated movies to use two different voices to portray Batman and Bruce Wayne, which was his idea.
Tara Strong is a Canadian-American actress who has provided voiceover work for numerous animated movies and video games. The 48-year-old actress is famously known for her prominent roles as Raven in Teen Titans, Teen Titans GO, Ingrid Third in Fillmore, Timmy Turner in The Fairly OddParents, and Proof All Grown Up. She’s also the voices behind Olsen, Maria Jimenez, Eliza Pinchley, Cindi, Janet, and Mary-Kate in Family Guy. Strong started acting in Toronto at the young age of 13, and her first animated role was the voice of “Hello Kitty.” She’s also best known for voicing Heroes and Villains.
Burtt is a renowned sound designer, director, film editor, and screenwriter and voice actor. The 72-year-old veteran is best known for voicing R2-D2 and WALL-E. In his career, Burtt has been nominated and won numerous awards. In Annie Awards, he was nominated for voice acting in a feature production for WALL-E in 2008. He’s also behind WALL-E’s video games, and as an honourable mention, he is the brains behind the many iconic sound effects heard in the Star Wars film franchise.
We can’t complete this list without mentioning Dan, who’s behind one of the most roles in the movie ‘The Simpson’s Movie 2007.’ He’s well known for voicing Robert Devil, Barney Gumble, Sideshow Mel, Krusty the Clown, Mayor Quimby, Hans Moleman, Groundskeeper Willie, Grandpa Phil, and Homer Simpson in the animated series The Simpsons. He has also voiced many films, TV specials, Audio drama, stage shows and video games in his successful career.
Voice acting requires a lot of skills and acting abilities to perfect and excel in it. Representing a character and wowing the audience requires talent and training, and the above voice actors and actresses in the list have done so.