41 Popular Characters Who Were Lowkey Voiced By Famous Actors
Actors typically search for roles that provide them with the most exposure and screen time. However, famous people occasionally sit behind a microphone and let their personas come to life through their voices. Over the years, many Hollywood A-listers have provided voices for well-liked animated films, and many didn’t brag about the fact that it was them.
Some of the most recognizable animated films include Toy Story, The Lion King, Tarzan, and Shrek. While Futurama, The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy are among the top animated series. But do you know all the faces behind the voices in these critically acclaimed films and television programs? We can guarantee you’re in for some surprises!
Family Guy – Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis received her first significant television role at 14 when she was chosen to play Jackie Burkhart in That 70s Show. She was given a role in an animated series just one year later.
The Berenstain Bears – Michael Cera
Charlie Brown – Fergie
Clifford the Big Red Dog – John Ritter
A popular kids' television program, Clifford the Big Red Dog, ran from 2000 to 2003. Each episode featured Clifford, who was indeed a big red dog. John Ritter voiced this titular character. Though he’s most remembered for his classic performance as Jack Tripper in Three's Company, Ritter also had a solid film career.
Toy Story – Tim Allen
Shrek – Cameron Diaz
Fantastic Mr. Fox – George Clooney
Fantastic Mr. Fox – Meryl Streep
Streep has starred in some of the most recognizable movies, including The Devil Wears Prada, The Deer Hunter, and Sophie's Choice. Of course, fans are accustomed to seeing the great actress in her full and glorious form. However, she has also lent her voice to projects like the Fantastic Mr. Fox.
The Real Ghostbusters – Arsenio Hall
Tarzan – Minnie Driver
King of the Hill – Brittany Murphy
Hotel Transylvania – Adam Sandler
Tangled – Mandy Moore
Bolt – John Travolta
Despicable Me – Russell Brand
Shark Tale – Will Smith
Aladdin – Robin Williams
Williams provided the voice for the endearing Genie in the first animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It was a role that no one could ever forget. The actor enjoyed an impressive career in comedy and stand-up before his untimely death in 2014.
Finding Nemo – Alexander Gould
Finding Nemo has become one of Disney's all-time top animated films since its premiere in 2003. So many people were moved by the story of a protective clownfish searching for his missing son Nemo, and it even inspired the sequel, Finding Dory.
Finding Nemo – Ellen DeGeneres,
The endearing and forgetful Pacific Royal Blue Tang, Dory, was brought to life by the distinctive vocal abilities of Ellen DeGeneres. DeGeneres had other voice acting roles, including Doctor Dolittle and some episodes of The Simpsons. She later lent her voice to the spin-off film Finding Dory.
Dinosaurs – Jessica Walter
Flushed Away – Hugh Jackman
Transformers: The Movie – Orson Welles
Sonic the Hedgehog – Jaleel White
Captain Planet and the Planeteers – Meg Ryan
The Lion King – Whoopi Goldberg
The Lion King – Rowan Atkinson
Garfield: The Movie – Bill Murray
Megamind – Brad Pitt
There is no missing Brad Pitt if he appears in a movie, but you may have missed him in this animation. In Megamind, Pitt voiced Metro Man, a retired superhero who still has his charm. Besides being a parody of Superman, Metro Man is Megamind's longtime nemesis. However, he’s more interested in pursuing a musical career than fighting villains.