Film The Best Voiceover Performances in Film  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite voiceover performance, not just your favorite actor.

This list contains information about the best voiceover performances in film, ranked by your votes. Several famous actors and actresses have shared their famous voices in film. Some of these celebrities voiced iconic animated characters, while others narrated classic films. Several Academy Award winners have given great voiceover performances.

Who has given some of the best voiceover performances in film? Robin Williams is at the top of the list. Robin Williams' iconic performance as the Genie in Aladdin is one of the best vocal roles in any Disney film. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen also gave great performances as Woody and Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story films. Johnny Depp brought the character of Rango to life with his expressive vocals.

Some of the best vocal performances come as narrations. Alec Baldwin's soothing voiceover work flavored the Wes Anderson film The Royal Tenenbaums, as he narrated the story of the dysfunctional family. Perhaps the best non-animated vocal performance comes courtesy of Morgan Freeman in March of the Penguins. Bruce Willis also gave a memorable performance in the Look Who's Talking films with his trademark vocals.

Which voiceover performance is your favorite? Vote on this list, and let your voice be heard in the comments section.
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551 259
Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Woody - "Toy Story"

2
633 752
Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Angelica Francine added Bolt - "Thug"

3
202 249
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
The Genie - "Aladdin"

4
161 196
Andy Serkis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Gollum - "Lord of the Rings" series

5
138 182
Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Mrs. Potts - "Beauty and the Beast"

6
126 165
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Mike Wazowski - "Monsters, Inc."

7
123 161
Vincent Price is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Tom Islava added The Great Mouse Detective, The Thief and the Cobbler, Michael Jackson's Thriller - Professor Ratigan, Zigzag the Grand Vizier, Narrator

8
14 3
Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 12 Years a Slave

9
81 104
Charles Fleischer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Tom Islava added Roger Rabbit-"Who Framed Roger Rabbit"

10
105 148
Matthew Broderick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Adult Simba - "The Lion King"

11
113 164
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Shenzi - "The Lion King"

12
89 129
Dakota Fanning is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Coraline - "Coraline"

13
134 202
Tim Allen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Buzz Lightyear - "Toy Story"

14
82 129
John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
James P. "Sulley" Sullivan - "Monsters, Inc."

15
80 126
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Dory - "Finding Nemo"

16
40 61
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Rango - "Rango"

17
40 63
Antonio Banderas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Puss in Boots - "Puss in Boots"

18
88 145
Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Stuart Little - "Stuart Little"

19
44 73
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Shrek - "Shrek"

20
1 0
June Foray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
comicspies1 added Lucifer the Cat (Cinderella), Grandma Fa (Mulan), Rocky the Flying Squirrel

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1 0
Mel Blanc is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
comicspies1 added Pinocchio, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Breakfast at Tiffany's

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1 0
Paul Frees is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
comicspies1 added Mary Poppins, Patton, Some Like It Hot

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1 0
Billy West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
comicspies1 added Clueless, Space Jam, Dinosaur

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2 2
Kelsey Grammer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Toy Story 2, Monsters University, X-Men: The Last Stand

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37 65
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Mrs. Fox - "The Fantastic Mr. Fox."

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2 3
Don Rickles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Toy Story, Toy Story 3, Toy Story 2

27
38 68
Jeremy Irons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Scar - "The Lion King"

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0 0
Frank Welker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
comicspies1 added The Lion King, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Beauty and the Beast

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1 2
Holly Hunter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added The Incredibles, Raising Arizona, O Brother

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3 6
Mark Hamill is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Star Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi

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3 6
Jim Cummings is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added The Lion King, Aladdin, Shrek

32
2 6
Jason Lee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added The Incredibles, Almost Famous, Dogma

33
2 6
Jennifer Saunders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Shrek 2, Coraline, Muppet Treasure Island

34
57 107
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Gru - "Despicable Me"

35
57 107
James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Mufasa - "The Lion King"

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3 8
John Lithgow is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Shrek, Footloose, Interstellar

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3 8
Wallace Shawn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Toy Story, The Princess Bride, Toy Story 3

38
4 10
Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Shrek 2

39
40 77
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Donkey - "Shrek"

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1 5
James Coburn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Monsters, Inc., The Great Escape

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1 5
Brad Bird is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added The Incredibles, Ratatouille, The Iron Giant

42
1 5
Albert Brooks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Finding Nemo, Taxi Driver, The Simpsons Movie

43
1 5
Craig T. Nelson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added The Incredibles, Poltergeist, The Devil's Advocate

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2 7
Corey Burton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Toy Story 2, Mulan, Hercules

45
2 7
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
starwarssuperfan added Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five, The Other Guys

46
34 69
Danny DeVito is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
The Lorax - "The Lorax"

47
28 58
Matt Stone is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Tom Islava added South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut -  Kyle Broflovski / Kenny McCormick / Saddam Hussein / Terrance Henry Stoot / Big Gay Al / Ticket Taker / Jimbo Kearn / Gerald Broflovski Additional Voices

48
31 65
Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Carl Fredricksen - "Up"

49
32 68
Larry the Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Mater - "Cars"

50
30 65
Nathan Lane is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Voiceover Performances in Film
Timon - "The Lion King"