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Who Said That?: The 10 Most Famous Voice Actors of Our Time

Monday, July 15, 2019

The value of the animation industry currently stands at approximately $260 billion. The demand for animation has increased yet a lot of people don’t know the iconic voices behind some of their most beloved characters.

Some of the famous voice actors had the ability to voice multiple characters. The field of voice acting is very lucrative but you will need talent, a great voice, and flexibility.

Have you ever wondered who voices your favorite cartoon or sci-fi character? Then read on as we outline are the ten most famous voice actors of our time.

1. Mel Blanc

He is recognized as the most famous voice actor in Hollywood. Blanc voiced more than 400 characters. Some of the characters he voiced are "Woody Woodpecker," "The Flintstones," and "The Jetsons." He had a career spanning more than four decades.

2. Seth Macfarlane

Seth has emerged as one of the most famous voice actors due to his role in voicing the "Family Guy." Seth is not only voice but is also the creator behind the characters. In the TV show, he voices multiple characters including Stewie, Glenn Quagmire, Brian, and Peter Griffin.

3. Tom Kenny

Voice actor Tom Kenny gained his fame by acting as "SpongeBob Square Pants." Kenny has also lent his voice to various cartoons such as the "The Powerpuff Girls," and "Adventure Time."

4. Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta will always be remembered for his iconic voice which brought "The Simpsons" to life. He also played a role in  "Space Jam." He is a very versatile actor and this allows him to voice multiple characters from the same show with ease and precision.

5. Nancy Cartwright

She is one of the most famous voice actors in Hollywood due to her great work at "The Simpsons." She also played a role in "Kim Possible" and "The Snorks."

6. Rob Paulsen

Paulsen voiced Donatello and Raphael in "The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." His more notable works were in the "Animaniacs." Paulsen was given a Daytime Emmy award for his role as Pinky in "Pinky and the Brain."

7. Tress MacNeille

She is one of the most gifted voice actors in Hollywood and her versatility has allowed her to play many roles. From Dot Warner in the "Animaniacs" to "Futurama." Tress MacNeille has worked in a variety of shows and her vocal range allowed her to play multiple roles.

8. Anthony Daniels

He became a famous voice actor for his role as C-3PO in the Star Wars franchise. He also voiced the iconic android in various animations and his iconic voice brought the droid to life.

9. Billy West

He is one of the greatest voice actors in Hollywood and some of his notable films are "Futurama." West also made a great contribution to the "Ren and Stimpy Show" and "Space Jam." He also gained fame due to his voice-over work in films and video games.

10. Frank Welker

Welker gained fame from a role in voicing Fred Jones in the Scooby-Doo Franchise. Welker also got to play the voice of Megatron in "Transformers."

The Legacy of Famous Voice Actors

Voice actors do not merely entertain -- they bring to life the inanimate characters. Thus, creating an emotional connection with the audience.

The varied range of voice acting creates an opportunity for one to work in various fields from films, TV shows, and even radio. It takes time and a lot of practice to become successful and join the ranks of famous voice actors. 

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