My favourite voice actors

by q_leo_rahman | created - 19 Jun 2018 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

This is a list of my favourite voice actors. It includes Japanese voice actors, since I watch dubbed/subbed anime.

1. Frank Welker

Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Frank Welker was born in Colorado. He followed his dream in California, and started a voice acting career which has amassed over five decades of hundreds of credits, accolades, and friends. Frank worked with fellow voice actors Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe, Don Messick, Heather North, and Indira/...

A voice actor legend, who has voiced Hanna-Barbara characters (Fred Jones, Dynomutt), Transformers (Megatron, Soundwave), heroes and villains (Dr Claw, Stripe, Iceman, Garfield) and a legion of animals (notably monkeys) across his career.

2. Peter Cullen

Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Peter Cullen was born on July 28, 1941 in Montreal, Québec, Canada as Peter Claver Cullen. He is known for his work on Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) and Transformers: The Last Knight (2017).

The voice of a childhood legend, Optimus Prime! He also showed great range with the villains KARR and the Predator, the geeky Eddie Spenser and the melancholy Eeyore.

3. Don Messick

Actor | The Last Unicorn

Don Messick is a legendary voice actor who spent his entire adult-hood in entertainment. He started out wanting to be a ventriloquist. Thankfully for cartoon lovers that career didn't pan out. How do you think his potential career would've stacked up against Edgar Bergen and later, Paul Winchell? ...

A classic Hanna-Barbara voice (Scooby-Doo, Muttley, Boo-Boo, Atom Ant, and many others).

4. Jim Cummings

Actor | Christopher Robin

Born James Jonah Cummings on November 3, 1952, he grew up in Youngstown, Ohio.

Sooner or later, he moved to New Orleans. There, he designed Mardi Gras floats, was a singer, door-to-door salesman, and a Louisiana riverboat deckhand.

Then Cummings moved to Anaheim, California, where he started his ...

A classic Disney voice (Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Darkwing Duck, Pete, and many others).

5. Jack Mercer

Actor | Popeye

His parents were actors, but Jack decided to pursue his love of art. He got a job as an inbetweener (rookie animator) at the Fleischer studio. Dave Fleischer happened to hear him singing the Popeye theme song in a funny voice, and asked Jack to try voicing one cartoon. He later became a writer at ...

A unique voice that embodied Popeye the Sailor.

6. Carrie Savage

Actress | Street Fighter X Tekken

Carrie Savage was born on April 8, 1980 as Carrie Anne Savage. She is an actress and writer, known for Street Fighter X Tekken (2012), Ikki tousen: Shugaku Toshi Keppu-roku (2011) and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (2007).

A sweet voice for sweet characters (she is able to do tough and dark roles too).

7. Lennie Weinrib

Actor | H.R. Pufnstuf

Lennie Weinrib was born on April 29, 1935 in The Bronx, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for H.R. Pufnstuf (1969), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955). He was married to Sonia Iris Dagach. He died on June 28, 2006 in Santiago, Chile.

The voice of Hunk and Prince Lotor on the 84 Voltron show.

8. Janice Kawaye

Actress | My Life as a Teenage Robot

Janice Kawaye was born on April 4, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Janice Hiromi Kawaye. She is an actress, known for My Life as a Teenage Robot (2003), Night of the Comet (1984) and .hack//G.U. Last Recode (2017).

Traditionally cast as Japanese characters (Gi, Ami), but gave a memorable performance as XJ9.

9. Hiroshi Kamiya

Actor | Bakemonogatari

Hiroshi Kamiya was born on January 28, 1975 in Chiba, Japan. He is an actor, known for Bakemonogatari (2009), Uchu Sentai Kyuranger (2017) and Digimon Frontier (2002).

The voice of young handsome males in dramatic or comedic animes (Nozomu Itoshiki, Choromatsu, Koyomi Araragi).

10. Masako Nozawa

Actress | Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru Z - Kami to Kami

Masako Nozawa was born on October 25, 1936 in Nippori, Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013), Dragon Ball (1986) and Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1986). She was previously married to Masaaki Tsukada.

The voice of anime hero Son Goku.

11. Alan Oppenheimer

Actor | Westworld

Alan Oppenheimer was born on April 23, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Alan Louis Oppenheimer. He is an actor, known for Westworld (1973), 9 (2009) and He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword (1985). He was previously married to Marianna Elliott and Marilyn Greenwood.

A master of distinct character voices (Skeletor, Battle Cat, Seaspray, Warpath).

12. Sean Schemmel

Actor | Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru Z - Kami to Kami

Sean Schemmel was born on November 21, 1968 in Waterloo, Iowa, USA as Sean Christian Neil. He is known for his work on Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013), Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection "F" (2015) and Dragon Ball Z Kai (2009). He was previously married to Melodee Lenz and Melissa Denise ...

The English voice of anime hero Son Goku.

13. Peter Fernandez

Actor | Speed Racer

From ages 7 to 11 was popular model for John Robert Powers Agency. Radio and Broadway actor until army draft. Radio shows included: "Mr. District Attorney", "Let's Pretend", "Gangbusters", "My Best Girls, " "Superman", "Suspense", many soap operas, and as George Bigelow on "The Aldrich Family" and ...

One of the earliest English-dub anime voice artists, his most famous work being the fast-paced Speed Racer.

14. Mami Koyama

Actress | Akira

Mami Koyama was born on January 17, 1955 in Aichi, Japan. She is known for her work on Akira (1988), Millennium Actress (2001) and Appleseed (2004). She was previously married to Tôru Furuya.

A talented and versatile voice who played a variety of different characters (Arale, Lunch, Chiyoko Fujiwara, Kei, Balalaika).

15. Gary Owens

Actor | Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron

Gary Owens was born on May 10, 1934 in Mitchell, South Dakota, USA as Gary Bernard Altman. He is known for his work on Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron (1993), Spy Hard (1996) and Space Ghost (1966). He was married to Arleta Lee Markell. He died on February 12, 2015 in Encino, Los Angeles, ...

A deep baritone that worked well with comedic and dramatic roles (Roger Ramjet, Blue Falcon).

16. Kath Soucie

Actress | Zootopia

Her vocal talents have enabled her to voice a wide variety of characters of all ages, from Fifi La Fume and Little Sneezer in Tiny Toon Adventures, to Dexter's mother in the popular cartoon Dexter's Laboratory, Grace in Bruno the Kid, Janine Melnitz in The Real Ghostbusters, Linka from Captain ...

The voice of various animated characters (Phil and Lil DeVille, Lola Bunny, Agent K Daring).

17. Tara Strong

Actress | Batman: The Killing Joke

Tara Strong began her acting career at the age of 13 in Toronto, Canada. She landed several TV, film, and musical theater roles as well as her first lead in an animated series as the title role of "Hello Kitty." After a short run at Toronto's Second City theater company, she moved to Los Angeles ...

A female voice actress who rose to prominence in the 80s-90s and has voiced many famous child characters (Bubbles, Timmy Turner) across her career.

18. June Foray

Actress | Mulan

Legendary voice actress June Foray was born June Lucille Forer on September 18, 1917 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Ida (Robinson) and Maurice Forer was of Russian descent and her mother Ida Robinson was of French Canadian And Native American descent.

She started in the voice field at the age of ...

One of the earliest female voice artists, whose famous roles include Natasha Fatale and Magica DeSpell.

19. Norio Wakamoto

Actor | Jûbê ninpûchô

Norio Wakamoto was born on October 18, 1945 in Yamaguchi, Japan as Noriaki Wakamoto. He is known for his work on Ninja Scroll (1993), Cowboy Bebop (1998) and Metropolis (2001).

A powerful and commanding voice that he brings to characters of power and authority (Cell, Anderson, Matsudaira).

20. Fuyumi Shiraishi

Actress | Patalliro!

Fuyumi Shiraishi was born on October 14, 1936 in Beijing, China as Fumiko Shiraishi. She was an actress, known for Patalliro! (1982), Patalliro: The Stardust Project (1983) and Mobile Suit Gundam I (1981). She died on March 26, 2019 in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan.

The voice of the infant brat Patalliro.

21. Rob Paulsen

Actor | Animaniacs

Rob Paulsen was born on March 11, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Robert Fredrick Paulsen III. He is known for his work on Animaniacs (1993), Pinky and the Brain (1995) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012). He has been married to Parrish Todd since 1983. They have one child. He was previously ...

A Ninja Turtles voice (Raphael, Donatello).

22. Maurice LaMarche

Actor | Futurama

Maurice LaMarche was born on March 30, 1958 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor, known for Futurama (1999), Pinky and the Brain (1995) and Zootopia (2016). He has been married to Robin Eisenman since May 19, 1991. They have one child.

A frequent collaborator with Rob Paulsen.

23. Miki Itô

Actress | Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru Z - Kami to Kami

Miki Itô was born on October 21, 1962 in Tokyo, Japan as Miki Hirano. She is an actress, known for Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013), Dragon Ball: Hey! Son Goku and Friends Return!! (2008) and Project A-Ko (1986).

An actress with a diverse range of voices (the heroic Ako Magami, the anti-heroic Android 18, the comic Taiga Fujimura).

24. Len Carlson

Actor | Cypher

Len Carlson was born on September 2, 1937 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He was an actor, known for Cypher (2002), X-Men: The Animated Series (1992) and Mighty Thor (1966). He was married to Judy Carlson. He died on January 26, 2006 in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.

A Canadian voice actor best known for the voice of Bert Raccoon.

25. Charlie Adler

Actor | Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Charles is an Emmy Award winning Dialogue Director, Annie Award Acting Nominee, Dramalogue Winning Actor, Helen Hayes Award Acting Nominee and Casting Director. Successfully going from genre to genre, he has lent his Dialogue Direction talents to the remake of "The Nutty Professor" starring legend ...

A squeaky voice that fit a variety of characters (Ickis, Buster Bunny, Cow and Chicken and the Red Guy, Starscream, Cobra Commander).

26. Jim Henson

Actor | The Muppet Show

Jim Henson never thought that he would make a name of himself in puppetry; it was merely a way of getting himself on television. The vehicle that achieved it was Sam and Friends (1955), a late-night puppet show that was on after the 11:00 news in Washington DC. It proved to be very popular and ...

A legendary puppeteer and voice actor, who created the Muppets and the Sesame Street residents (Kermit the Frog, Swedish Chef, Ernie).

27. Frank Oz

Actor | The Muppet Show

Frank Richard Oznowicz was born in Hereford, England to puppeteers Frances and Isidore Oznowicz. His family moved to Montana in 1951, eventually settling in Oakland, California. As a teenager, he worked as an apprentice puppeteer at Children's Fairyland amusement park. He is one of the primary ...

Henson's partner and collaborator (Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Animal, Bert, Cookie Monster), and the voice of Jedi Master Yoda.

28. Jerry Nelson

Actor | Fraggle Rock

Puppeteer, actor, musician, and master of voices, Jerry Nelson originally joined Henson & Company as a temporary replacement for Frank Oz, who had been drafted into the armed services in the 60's. He later re-joined the crew as a full-time performer in the 70's, and has since been heavily involved ...

Henson's collaborator (Count von Count, Camilla).

29. Caroll Spinney

Actor | Sesame Street

Caroll Spinney was born on December 26, 1933 in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA as Caroll Edwin Spinney. He was an actor, known for Sesame Street (1969), The Muppet Movie (1979) and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009). He was married to Debra Spinney and Janice Spinney. He died on ...

Henson's collaborator (Big Bird, Oscar).

30. Dave Goelz

Actor | Fraggle Rock

A longtime puppet designer and performer, Goelz was picked up by Jim Henson and company to design Muppets for various television projects in the early 70's. By the time Jim Henson and Frank Oz were beginning work on "The Muppet Show", they managed to convince Dave to come work as a puppeteer. He ...

Henson's collaborator (The Great Gonzo).

31. Unshô Ishizuka

Actor | Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no tobira

Unshô Ishizuka was born on May 16, 1951 in Katsuyama, Japan as Yukinori Ishizuka. He was an actor, known for Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001), Wolf's Rain (2003) and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000). He died on August 13, 2018.

A deep but expressive voice that fit characters who were strong and humorous (Joseph Joestar, Detective Kozenigata, Dr Gel).

32. Ai Nonaka

Actress | Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

Ai Nonaka was born on June 8, 1981 in Fukuoka, Japan. She is an actress, known for Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (2003), Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011) and Dynasty Warriors 8 (2013).

A chirpy and innocent voice that fits cute and crazed characters (Kafuka Fuura, Chin Pirako, Berserker).

33. Christopher Sabat

Actor | Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru Z - Kami to Kami

Christopher Sabat was born on April 22, 1973 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Christopher Robin Sabat. He is an actor and producer, known for Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013), Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection "F" (2015) and Dragon Ball Z (1996). He has been married to Tabitha ...

An anime dub veteran who has voiced many deep-voiced characters in his career (Piccolo, Vegeta, Garterbelt, Kikuchiyo).

34. Shigeru Chiba

Actor | Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru Z - Kami to Kami

Shigeru Chiba was born on February 4, 1954 in Kikuchi, Kumamoto, Japan as Masaharu Maeda. He is known for his work on Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013), Ghost in the Shell (1995) and The Red Spectacles (1987).

A versatile voice that fit a wide range of different roles (the comic Emperor Pilaf, the serious Sebas Tien, the perverted Rotten Maizo).

35. Tony Oliver

Actor | Rupan sansei

Tony Oliver was born on May 12, 1958 in San Juan, Puerto Rico as Rafael Antonio Oliver. He is known for his work on Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (1978), Akira (1988) and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993). He has been married to Barbara Oliver since July 7, 1979. They have two children.

A veteran voice actor with many roles (Lupin III, Ulqiorra Cifer, Saba).

36. Jeff Bennett

Actor | Enchanted

Jeff Bennett was born on October 2, 1962 in Houston, Texas, USA as Jeffrey Glenn Bennett. He is known for his work on Enchanted (2007), Johnny Bravo (1997) and The Penguins of Madagascar (2008). He has been married to Susan E. Welby since October 8, 1988. They have one child.

An underrated but reliable voice actor who contributed to many roles (Brooklyn, the Creeper, Johnny Bravo).

37. Scott McNeil

Actor | Dragon Ball Z

Scott McNeil was born on September 15, 1962 in Brisbane, Australia. He is known for his work on Dragon Ball Z (1996), Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) and Beast Wars: Transformers (1996).

A voice actor with a magnificent vocal range (the cowardly Waspinator, the sleazy Rattrap, the honorable Dinobot).

38. Toshiko Fujita

Actress | Seinto Seiya: Jashin Erisu

Toshiko Fujita was born on April 5, 1950 in Dalian, Liaoning, China. She was an actress, known for Saint Seiya: Evil Goddess Eris (1987), Wicked City (1987) and Silent Möbius (1991). She died on December 28, 2018 in Japan.

A voice actor with a strong but feminine voice, which fit many capable heroines.

39. Kiyoshi Kobayashi

Actor | Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Kiyoshi Kobayashi was born on January 11, 1933 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001), Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (1978) and Lupin the 3rd: Castle of Cagliostro (1979).

The voice of anime gunslinger Daisuke Jigen.

40. Akira Kamiya

Actor | Hokuto no Ken

Akira Kamiya was born on September 18, 1946 in Kanagawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Fist of the North Star (1984), Fist of the North Star (1986) and Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle (2011).

The voice of anime heroes Kenshiro and Ryo Saeba.

41. Kazue Ikura

Actress | Sukeban deka: Tanjô-hen

Kazue Ikura was born on March 23, 1959 in Nagano, Japan. She is an actress, known for Sukeban deka: Tanjô-hen (1991), Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (1998) and One Piece: The Giant Mechanical Soldier of Karakuri Castle (2006).

The voice of Kaori Makimura and Garcia Lovelace.

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