Movie Cast: Kung Fu Panda (franchise)

by christophershobris | created - 13 May 2016 | updated - 13 May 2016 | Public

DreamWorks' masterfully crafted animated franchise with some of the most exquisite characters in the cinematic universe. Kung Fu Panda brilliantly demonstrates the shear talent and professionalism of the company. Some folks my not know the voice-actors behind the characters. Well, this list will clarify that for you. Here are the cast members from the Kung Fu Panda franchise. Enjoy!

1. Jack Black

Actor | The School of Rock

Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a ...

Po - A panda who is a huge fan of kung Fu. He also works with his "dad" in a noodle shop. Po is very clumsy, and witty to the point where the other characters sometimes have a hard time getting along with him. But Po is anything but harmful, unless you are an evildoer in which case, watch out.

2. Angelina Jolie

Actress | Maleficent

Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress who rose to fame after her role in Girl, Interrupted (1999), playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010) and Maleficent (2014). Off-screen, Jolie has become ...

Tigress - A female tiger who is considered the leader of a kung Fu group known as the Furious Five and most of the time she's the most feisty and hardcore, she is this way throughout, but her heart is always in the right place. At first she is ashamed of Po being chosen Dragon Warrior over her. But as Po begins to stay longer and gains some prominence she starts being more of a big sister to Po. They both form a strong bond with each other.

3. Dustin Hoffman

Actor | Rain Man

Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, ...

Master Shifu - A red panda who is the kung Fu master of the Furious Five. Like Tigress, he also despises Po at first and does everything he can to get rid of him. But after Po saves Shifu, he softens up and becomes a fatherly figure to Po.

4. Ian McShane

Actor | Deadwood

A natural at portraying complex anti-heroes and charming heavies, IAN McSHANE is the classically trained, award-winning actor who has grabbed attention and acclaim from audiences and critics around the world with his unforgettable gallery of scoundrels, kings, mobsters and thugs.

And, now, a god as ...

Tai Lung - A snow leopard who appears as the main antagonist for the first film. He has a very deep backstory when he was a cub. As an adult all he wants is the Dragon Scroll. And he'll stop at nothing to get it, even attempt to kill Shifu.

5. Gary Oldman

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Gary Oldman is a talented English movie star and character actor, renowned for his expressive acting style. One of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television, he is known for his roles as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986), ...

Shen - A peacock who appears in the second film as the main antagonist. His goal is to takeover China and makes the "year of the peacock."

6. J.K. Simmons

Actor | Whiplash

J.K. Simmons is an American actor.

He was born Jonathan Kimble Simmons in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, to Patricia (Kimble), an administrator, and Donald William Simmons, a music teacher. He attended the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; University of Montana, Missoula, MT (BA in Music).

He had ...

Kai - An ox who appears in the third film as the main antagonist. He plans to rid of Po, and destroy Kung Fu for good, and rule China.

7. Jackie Chan

Actor | Ngo si seoi

Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success after his start in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry.

Jackie was born Kong-sang Chan on April 7, 1954, on Hong Kong's famous ...

Monkey

8. David Cross

Actor | Arrested Development

David Cross was born on April 4, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Arrested Development (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Megamind (2010). He has been married to Amber Tamblyn since October 6, 2012. They have one child.

Crane

9. Lucy Liu

Actress | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. ...

Viper

10. Seth Rogen

Actor | This Is the End

An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen.

Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian...

Mantis

11. James Hong

Actor | Big Trouble in Little China

James Hong was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He studied civil engineering at the University of Minnesota, but at some point along the way became interested in acting. He graduated from the University of Southern California and practiced for 1½ years as a road engineer with the County of Los ...

Mr. Ping - Po's adoptive father who loves noodles and sell them at a shop.

12. Randall Duk Kim

Actor | Dragonball Evolution

Randall Duk Kim was born on September 24, 1943. He is an actor, known for Dragonball Evolution (2009), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and Kung Fu Panda (2008).

Master Oogway - A wise old turtle who guides Shifu into peace and decides who is the Dragon Warrior.

13. Dan Fogler

Actor | Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Dan Fogler made his Broadway debut when he originated the role of William Barfée in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, for which he won the Theatre World Award for the original off-Broadway production and the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical in 2005 for the original Broadway...

Zeng - A nervous goose who assists Shifu.

14. Michelle Yeoh

Actress | Wo hu cang long

Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, a lawyer and politician. She is of Han Chinese (Hokkien) descent, and spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, ...

Soothsayer - A wise goat who tries to help Shen, but isn't enough and ends up helping Po instead.

15. Danny McBride

Actor | Pineapple Express

Danny McBride was born on December 29, 1976 in Statesboro, Georgia, USA as Daniel Richard McBride. He is an actor and writer, known for Pineapple Express (2008), Vice Principals (2016) and Up in the Air (2009). He has been married to Gia Ruiz since October 9, 2010. They have one child.

Wolf Boss

16. Michael Clarke Duncan

Actor | The Green Mile

Michael Clarke Duncan was born on December 10, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his single mother, Jean, a house cleaner, on Chicago's South Side, Duncan grew up resisting drugs and alcohol, instead concentrating on school. He wanted to play football in high school, but his mother wouldn't let ...

Vachir - A rhino who is a prison guard. He appears in the first film as he imprisons Tai Lung.

17. Victor Garber

Actor | Argo

Victor Garber has been in some of the most memorable projects of the past four decades. Victor has recently appeared in The Slap (2015), The Flash (2014), Motive (2013) and Web Therapy (2011). He is currently staring in Greg Berlanti's new DC Comics Superhero series "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" for ...

Thundering Rhino

18. Bryan Cranston

Actor | Breaking Bad

Bryan Lee Cranston was born on March 7, 1956 in Hollywood, California, to Audrey Peggy Sell, a radio actress, and Joe Cranston, an actor and former amateur boxer. His maternal grandparents were German, and his father was of Irish, German, and Austrian-Jewish ancestry. He was raised in the Canoga ...

Li Shan - Po's actual father.

19. Kate Hudson

Actress | Almost Famous

Almost everyone who has spent time with Kate Hudson -including directors, family members, co-stars and interviewers - is quick to comment on her ability to light up a room. Through some combination of a winning smile, solid work ethic, and good old-fashioned talent, the young actress has gone from ...

Mei Mei

20. Al Roker

Actor | Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Al Roker was born on August 20, 1954 in Queens, New York, USA as Albert Lincoln Roker Jr. He is a producer and actor, known for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Robots (2005) and The Big Year (2011). He has been married to Deborah Roberts since September 16, 1995. They have two children. ...

Sum

21. Jean-Claude Van Damme

Actor | Double Impact

Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium, to Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, an accountant. "The Muscles from Brussels" started martial arts at the age of eleven. His father introduced him to martial arts when he saw his son was ...

Master Croc

22. Dennis Haysbert

Actor | Far from Heaven

Dennis Haysbert was born on June 2, 1954 in San Mateo, California, USA as Dennis Dexter Haysbert. He is an actor and producer, known for Far from Heaven (2002), 24 (2001) and Heat (1995). He was previously married to Lynn Griffith and Elena Simms.

Master Ox

23. Wayne Knight

Actor | Jurassic Park

Actor Wayne Knight achieved television immortality assaying the role of the frenetic mailman "Newman", nemesis of the eponymous lead character in the classic TV series Seinfeld (1989). He also appeared in Jurassic Park (1993) as "Dennis Nedry" and in one of the most notorious scenes in American ...

Unnamed character - He voices the ox who briefly appears at the very beginning of Kung Fu Panda during Po's dream. His only line is "I'd like to see you serve justice, on my fists!"

24. Willie Geist

Actor | The Campaign

Willie Geist was born on May 3, 1975 in Evanston, Illinois, USA as William Russell Geist. He is an actor and producer, known for The Campaign (2012), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) and Donny! (2015). He has been married to Christina Elena Sharkey since May 24, 2003. They have two children.

Dim

25. Steele Gagnon

Actor | Kung Fu Panda 3

Steele Gagnon is an actor, known for Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Teen Wolf (2011) and Eastbound & Down (2009).

Bao - One of the baby pandas.

26. Liam Knight

Actor | Kung Fu Panda 2

Liam Knight is an actor, known for Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019).

Lei Lei

27. Barbara Dirickson

Actress | Kung Fu Panda 3

Barbara Dirickson is an actress, known for Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Kingdom Hearts II (2005) and The Taming of the Shrew (1976).

Grandma Panda



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