Favorite Voice Actors

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  1. mbaker

    mbaker New Member

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    Who's your favorite voice actor? Here's some of mine.


    Frank Welker
    Jim Cummings
    Rob Paulsen
    Charlie Adler
    June Foray
    Peter Cullen
    Paul Winchell
    Maurice LaMarche
    Chris Latta
    Alan Oppenhimer
    Gilbert Gottfried
    Lorenzo Music
    Alan Young
    Christine Carvaughn
    Susan Blu
    Scott McNeil
    Hamilton Camp
    Allan Melvin
    Catherine Cavadini
    Tara Strong
    E.G. Daily
    Wayne Allwine
    Tony Anselmo
    Bill Farmer
    Kevin Conroy
    Mark Hamil
    Michele Dorn
    Dan Castellaneta
    Nancy Cartwright
    Phil Hartman
    Terry McGovorn
    Billy West
    Edward Asner
    Michele Bell
    Tress MacNeille
    Cory Burton
    Hank Azaria
    Cree Summer
    Mel Blanc
    Ed Gilbert
    Daws Butler
    Don Messick
    Hal Smith
    Gary Owens
    Casey Kasam
    Jeff Glenn Bennet
    Chuck McCann
    Tom Kenny
    Howard Morris
    Kath Soucie
    Stacie Lynn Renna
    Jessica Calvello
    Jess Harnell
    Brad Garrett
    Marvin Kaplan
    Tony Jay
    Scatman Crothers
    Eddie Deezen
    David Warner
    Roger L. Jackson
    Don Adams
    B.J. Ward
    Barry Gordon.
    Bill Kopp
    Phill LaMarr

    Who are your favorites?
     
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  2. Calhoun07

    Calhoun07 It's Me

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    From your list, ones I also like:

    Mel Blanc. He's the boss of bosses in voice acting!

    June Foray, EG Daly, Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamil, Phil Hartman (who, I believe, also did the cat in Kiki's Delivery Service!), all the voice actors/actresses from the Simpsons and Futurama, Daws Butler, and I'd like to add David Lucas, the voice of Cowboy Bebop and the Big O and a lot of other anime titles.

    I'd also pick Arleen Sorkin (Harley Quinn), Dean Stockwell (Tim from ROTJ), Michael Rosenbaum (Ghoul from ROTJ, the Flash, Agent West), Melissa Joan Hart (the Dee Dees), Tom Hanks and Tim Allen from the Toy Story movies, John Goodman, Seth McFarlane, and finally, Kevin Smith (Silent Bob)!
     
  3. Singin' Stray Cat

    Singin' Stray Cat Still Alive Somewhere

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    Hmm. I wonder.
    Well...gosh, you named all my favorites in your list! (Mel Blanc, June Foray, Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Kath Souci (sp?) to name a few)

    The only other voice actors I can think of right now that I really enjoyed is Robin Williams, as Genie from Disney's Aladdin.
     
  4. Lonestarr

    Lonestarr Stop eating my sesame cake!

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    My fave voice actors...

    Well, I've a bunch, but here goes:

    Tom Kenny

    Jim Cummings

    Kath Soucie (Can no one get her name right?!; not to offend anyone, but this reminds me of the TTA credits, that never got her name right. This is the correct spelling.)

    Rob Paulsen

    Petrea Burchard

    Maurice LaMarche

    Nancy Cartwright

    Frank Welker

    Mel Blanc

    Phil LaMarr

    Jeff (Glenn) Bennett

    Gregg Berger

    Tim Curry

    Brad Garrett

    Tress MacNeille

    David Warner

    Lorenzo Music

    Daws Butler

    Christine Cavanaugh

    Charlie Adler

    Billy West

    E. G. Daily

    Hank Azaria

    Oh, who am I kidding? I love just about all of them. I know I'm not alone when I say this: They have THE coolest job in the known universe. I'd love to be a VA, even if for a little while.
     
  5. zimed

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    who ever does Zim's/dagget's voice.
     
  6. Manhunter

    Manhunter Super-Tech Cat Ninja Guy

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    A lot of the actors you mentioned, plus Tara Strong( formerly Tara Charendoff).She's the voice of Batgirl,Bubbles and Kylie from Extreme Ghostbusters .Plus if you ever see a pic of her, she's a hottie.Shame she's married.
     
  7. mbaker

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    Tara Strong

    Tara Strong has her own web site, as well as E.G. Daily. Here are the links.


    http://www.tarastrong.com/


    http://egdaily.com/


    By the way, Tara was the second voice actress for Batgirl. The first was Melissa Gilbert.
     
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  8. Lonestarr

    Lonestarr Stop eating my sesame cake!

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    zimed - That would be Richard Horvitz. He's also good.

    Manhunter - I've only seen Mrs. Strong in "National Lampoon's Senior Trip", which was released in 1995, and you're right: she is a hottie.
     
  9. Sharklady

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    If by 'voice actor' you mean anybody who's done any voice work, then James Earl Jones would be on my list- he's got one of the most magnificent voices on either side of the camera.

    Among the 'strictly voice' actors, I give top marks to Maurice LaMarche (the Brain) and Roger L. Jackson (Mojo Jojo.) (Yes, I'm aware those two characters have somewhat similar personalities; that may be coincidence.)

    BTW: On a PPG chatsite, I got a reliable report that Mr. Jackson bears such a strong resemblence to Lenny Baxter (of 'Collect Her' fame) that it's suspected Lenny is his caricature. Oye! He'd be better off looking like Mojo.
     
  10. Killtacular

    Killtacular the race wars had begun

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    Since I'd rather not pick one off the list, I'll add Kevin Seal, the voice of General Specific.

    Why?

    Because he can practically deliver any line and make it that much funnier!

    "We have him now, sir!" "NOOO! WAIT! I wanna see what he does with the casserole dish!"
     
  11. Jeff Harris

    Jeff Harris Creator/Webmaster, TXB

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    Man, I love all the ones you mentioned, but how in the name of Jumanji did you forget Joe Alaskey? He's been doing the voices of Tweety, Sylvester, Yosemite Sam, Daffy Duck and a plethora of others for over five years now.

    I also dig:

    C. Martin Croaker (Moltar and Zorak)

    George Lowe (Space Ghost, Brak's Dad)

    Andy Marrill (I'm probably butching the voice of Brak's last name, but he rules)

    Johnny Yong Bosch (Vash the Stampede from Trigun, Kaneda from Akira)

    David Lucas (Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop and Roger Smith from The Big O [he's also TOM, the host of Toonami])

    Wendee Lee (Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop and other fine shows)

    Phil Lamar (Static in Static Shock, Jack in Samurai Jack, and Green Lantern in Justice League)

    Tara Strong (Timmy from Fairly Oddparents, Batgirl in the later episodes of Batman, Bubbles from Powerpuff Girls)

    Brian Drummond (the original voice of Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z and Zechs Merquise from Gundam Wing)

    The current voice of Krillian on DBZ and the former voice of TOM on Toonami (for the life of me, unfortunately, I forgot his name).

    Brian Hildreth (Heero Yuy from Gundam Wing)

    John Billingslea (Jet Black from Cowboy Bebop)

    There's more, but sadly, their names are trapped in the recesses of my head. But I'll find them eventually.
     
  12. livingfruitvirus

    livingfruitvirus No! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!

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    Here we go gang.....

    Tom Kenny (PPG narrator, Carl, Spongebob, Heffer....endless list)

    C. Martin Croker (Zorak, Dr. Weird, Moltar)

    Ken Schatz (Ben Plotz: Sheep narrator)

    Kevin Seal (General Specific, Sheep, Ranting Swede)

    Mel Blanc (another endless list)

    Chuck Huber (Android #17, Garlic Jr., Pilaf)

    Brian Drummond (Zechs, Pikkon (DBZ AB dub), Vegeta (DBZ AB dub))

    Scott McNeil (Hack, Tiger, Wolverine, Piccolo (DBZ AB dub))

    E.G. Daily (Tommy, Mambo, Buttercup)

    Seth MacFarlane (Peter Brian and Stewie Griffin, Tom Tucker, Larry and Steve, endless list.....)

    Tara Strong (Bubbles, Dil, Melody, Timmy Turner, Shareena)

    Catherine Cavadini (Blossom)

    Phil LaMarr (Samurai Jack, Static, Green Lantern, formerly on Whose Line)

    George Lowe (Space Ghost, Mr. Guerta)

    Brad Swaile (Quatre, teen Gohan (DBZ AB dub))

    Kyle Hebert (teen Gohan, new DBZ narrator, Pikkon)

    Alex Borstein (Lois Griffin, MAD TV cast member)

    Richard Horvitz (Zim, Billy, Daggett)

    Maurice LaMarche (The Brain, Apache Chief (on HB:AAL), Jeremy Hawke, Satan, the queen of England, Egon, Tucan Sam)

    Jon Lovitz (Jay Sherman, Woody Allen, the red M&M)

    Billy West (Stimpy, Fry, Ren, Bugs Bunny, Zapp Brannigan, Dr. Zoidberg)

    Dan Castellaneta (Homer Simpson, Earl, Barney, Chief Wiguum, much much more)

    Hank Azaria (Apu, various Simpsons characters)


    Ok. I'm tired of typing. -_-;;
     
  13. DR. BELCH

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    Of course--

    --I must add Alyson Court (Lydia in Beetlejuice, the blonde girl in My Pet Monster, Loonette the Clown in The Big Comfy Couch, Jubilee in X-Men).
    And then there's Casey Kasem, best known as Scooby's pal Shaggy and Batman's pal Robin. Que un voz. The dude could read a phone book and make it sound like Shakespeare.
     
  14. mbaker

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    By the way, did you know that Filmation Founder Lou Schimer was the voice of Orko? It's true, but to prevent people from learning how cheap Filmation was at hiring voice over talent, he would change his name to "Eric Gunden". so the next time you look back at old He-Man & and She-Ra episodes, and see the name Eric Gunden in the credits, it's Lou Schimer himself. Schimer also voiced Trap Jaw, Tri-Klops, King Randor, Lizard Man, Uncle Montork, Kowl, Grizzlor, & Mantenna, I would love to know what he used to synthesize his voice like that for Orko. It always made his voice so unique. His sister Erika Schimer also did voice work for Filmation as well. She did the voice of Frosta, and did a wonderfuly sexy preformance for her in the episode "Sweet Bee's Home" where she was putting the moves on He-Man. She also sings in the song "I Have The Power" from the Secret of the Sword.
     
  15. HeyMickey85

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    Ok, I'm still avoiding my homework. My choices for my favs are:

    Alyson Court- I mean come on, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice and Beetle-whoops...
    Jim Cummings-for doing most of the voices of the cartoons I watched as a kid
    Paul Winchell-for being both a bouncy cat and a bouncy bear
    Cree Summer-the Inspector Gadget theme song was cool enough, Max is just awesome, and Atlantis is the coolest Disney movie in a very long time...well except for Pixar movies.
    Michael Dorn-incredibly sexy voice...even though most of his current cartoons are rather annoying, and come on he's Worf
    Mel Blanc-the King of Cartoons

    I have to add Brad Swailie (Xmen's Kurt Wagner, DBZ Gohan and several other animes)-personally I get a kick out of the fact that he was one of the "My Little Ponys" and he was on Outer Limits.
    Eric Johnson-yes for all the Smallville fans, this is the guy who plays Whitney, but he is also the voice of Trunks (DBZ), and I met him once and he was very very cute, and very nice!

    Mickey
     
  16. Craig Crumpton

    Craig Crumpton This is a close-up?

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    You wanna know what will really enhance your appreciation of Horvitz's voices for Zim and Dagget?

    Getting to meet him in person.

    I swear, he's JUST LIKE DAGGET in person. He's about 5'2, very lively and energetic, and sounds like he just sucked down a tank of helium. Seriously. I cracked up when I met him and noticed the similarities. I don't doubt they based the character on him. And seeing him do Zim live is a huge treat.

    I've got some pics of him and Wally Wingert (voice of Almighty-Tallest Red) from the San Diego con this past summer that I should finally have scanned and online later this month. Keep your eye on the newspage in the meantime.

    Also, for you fellow voice actor fans - I host a Yahoo Group for people like us (with a few TZ members as subscribers). It hasn't been too active of late because I've been on the road for almost 4 months, but you're welcome to visit anytime:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/voice_actor_appreciation/

    And if you ever need a resource for voice actor info - I spent the last 2 years developing this one:

    http://voiceactors.cjb.net/ ...although it could use some serious updating since I've been offline for awhile.
     
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    Mel Blanc is the best he did the voice of the best cartoon charechter ever.
     
  18. The Dork Knight

    The Dork Knight The saddles do what now?

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    Mel Blanc
    Billy West
    Tara Strong
    Matt Stone
    Trey Parker

    - Foley Is Good
     
  19. mbaker

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    Someone mentioned that Tara Strong was in "National Lampoon's Senoir Trip", well I have some more voice actor appearances to share with you.

    E.G. Daily played Dottie in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, and was also the prom singer in "Better Off Dead". She also preforms a song on "Grand Theft Auto 3" for PS2.

    Hamilton Camp played Col. Hershey in "Meatballs Part 2"


    Dan Castellaneta appeared in a TV movie with George Carlin & Ben Stiller (I forget the title) ,and he also has a small cameo role in "Space Jam" as the husband in the basketball game talking to his wife.


    Terry McGovern (Launchpad McQuack) has done voice work on some "Star Wars" games, including "Battle for Naboo", and "Force Commander"

    Also,"Powerpuff Girls" regulars Catherine Cavadini, Tom Kenny, Roger L. Jackson, and Tara Strong will be doing some work on "Final Fantasy X" for PS2.
     
  20. Eraserhead

    Eraserhead somewhere near the outskirtz

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    Here's some of my fav's:

    Mel Blanc (of course)
    Tim Curry (Gabriel Knight,Pennywise)
    Eddie Murphy (The PJ's,Shrek)
    Daws Butler
    Cree Summer
    Charles Fleischer(Roger Rabbit,Benny the Cab)
    Jim Cummings
    Gilbert Gottfried (In that classic CLERKS episode when he played Patrick Swayze :D )
    Scatman Crothers
    Keith David (Spawn)
    Chris Latta (Starscream)
    Mr. T (He voiced a T-Rex in an episode of EEK!STRAVAGANZA. It was a Riot!!! :D )
    David Warner (Ra's Al Ghul)
    Cheech Marin (Tito/Oliver & Company)
    Tony Jay (Master Frollo[Hunchback/Notre Dame)
    Linda Gary (Shadow Weaver/She-Ra)
    Tone Loc (Pee Wee/Bebe's Kids)
    Richard Moll (Two Face,NormanMighty Max)
    Dave Coulier (Animal,BunsenMuppet Babies)
     

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