Photo: via Pinterest

Animated The All-Time Best Voice Actors  

analise.dubner
Originally by
4.2k votes 554 voters 9.2k views

List Rules Can be any actor who is seen and not heard for a living. Please, no screen actors brought onto a film for their name alone.

These are voices you could never put a face to, but you know them as well as you know any actor. Deep voices, squeaky voices, melodious voices... they bring animation and voice-overs to life. Vote for your favorites, re-rank the list and be sure to add anyone you think has been left off.
list ordered by

1
244 21
Mel Blanc is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
The Flintstones, The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour, Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats - Bugs Bunny & so many of the WB characters

2
128 45
Mark Hamill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi - Most notably, the Joker on Batman: The Animated Series

3
74 20
Frank Welker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Aladdin, The Real Ghostbusters, The Smurfs - Megatron & Nibbler from Futurama

4
85 26
Jim Cummings is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
The Lion King, Aladdin, Shrek - Winnie the Pooh & Tigger

5
97 32
Billy West is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Futurama, Clueless, The Ren & Stimpy Show - Philip J Fry, Stimpy, Dr. Zoidberg

6
53 13
Tara Strong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
ahmed-maklad added Ted, Rugrats, The Fairly OddParents

7
69 17
Tom Kenny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
killakane94 added SpongeBob SquarePants, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Voice of Spongebob, Ice King (Adventure Time), Eduardo (Foster's Home), Woody (Brickleberry) and over 300 other various voices for shows

8
117 38
Hank Azaria is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, Godzilla - Moe Syzlak, Wiggum, Apu,the Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson, Cletus Spuckler, Professor Frink, Dr. Nick Riviera, Lou, Snake, Kirk Van Houten, the Sea Captain, Superintendent Chalmers, Disco Stu, Duffman & MORE

9
98 31
Dan Castellaneta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
The Simpsons, Say Anything..., The Simpsons Movie - Homer Simpson

10
89 22
June Foray is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Cinderella, Mulan, Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Tweety, Rocky from Rocky & Bullwinkle, Granny from Looney Tunes, 

11
138 29
James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
The Lion King, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - Mufasa, Darth Vader

12
55 15
Don Messick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
JeffMissinne added The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Tiny Toon Adventures - Scooby Doo + tons of Hanna Barbera voices

13
98 25
Frank Oz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - Yoda & Fozzie Bear

14
95 25
Jim Henson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Sesame Street, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth - Kermit the Frog & Ernie

15
72 20
Casey Kasem is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Ghostbusters, Battle of the Planets, What's New - Shaggy from Scooby Doo, of course!

16
53 16
Phil LaMarr is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Pulp Fiction, Spider-Man 2, Futurama - John Stewart (Green Lantern on Justice League) and also Hermes on Futurama.

17
68 14
Patrick Warburton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Chris Abraham added Rules of Engagement, Ted, Family Guy - Joe Swanson, Brock Samson and many others

18
98 42
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Ted, Family Guy, Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story - Peter, Stewie, Brian & Quagmire on Family Guy

19
64 20
Mike Judge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Clueless, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut - Hank Hill, Boomhauer... but of course, Beavis from Beavis & Butthead

20
49 19
Nancy Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
The Simpsons, The Little Mermaid, The Simpsons Movie - Bart Simpson, Ralph Wiggum

21
36 9
Rob Paulsen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Tom Islava added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Fairly OddParents, Animaniacs

22
25 13
Kath Soucie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Tom Islava added Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Wreck-It Ralph

23
50 15
Tress MacNeille is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
The Simpsons, Futurama, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Tons of voices on Futurama and Simpsons, but notable for Crazy Cat Lady!

24
58 20
John DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Futurama, Tangled, Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Bender, Jake the Dog & more.

25
24 7
Maurice LaMarche is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
BDub13 added Futurama, Frozen, As Good as It Gets

26
42 16
Seth Green is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
The Italian Job, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - Hosts of Robot Chicken voices, naturally... but also Family Guy.

27
47 21
Paul Frees is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Mary Poppins, Patton, Some Like It Hot - Boris Badanoff, the 'Ghost Host' in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion & more!

28
43 20
Don LaFontaine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Scrooged, Fillmore!, America's Most Wanted - ... in a world.... trust me, you've heard this guy's voice.

29
43 18
Peter Cullen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Predator, Gremlins, Transformers - Optimus Prime

30
51 18
Kevin Conroy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Justice League Unlimited - Batman in numerous animated DC shows

31
35 13
Dee Bradley Baker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
SpongeBob SquarePants, American Dad!, Avatar: The Last Airbender - Wildlife in Avatar & Clone Wars + countless other background noises. Also the fish 'Klaus' in American Dad.

32
46 21
John Ratzenberger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Toy Story, Finding Nemo - Tons of Pixar characters

33
24 14
Kevin Michael Richardson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
LauraZaetz added Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, American Dad!, The Princess and the Frog

34
20 7
Jean Vander Pyl is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo

35
25 12
Jennifer Hale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
LauraZaetz added Wreck-It Ralph, Unbreakable, The Powerpuff Girls

36
67 19
Keith David is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Platoon, Crash, Mr. & Mrs. Smith - So many. You know his voice. Goliath from Gargoyles + countless other roles on Justice League, Teen Titans, Spawn, Adventure Time, + more.

37
15 7
Corey Burton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
ahmed-maklad added Toy Story 2, Mulan, Hercules

38
22 5
Thurl Ravenscroft is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Tom Islava added Mary Poppins, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland - Tony the Tiger, "Grinch" singer, Paul Bunyan, Kirby the Vacuum Cleaner, Lead Singing Bust in "The Haunted Mansion" and others

39
26 9
Nolan North is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
James Englebert added Pretty Little Liars, Young Justice, Hulk Vs

40
23 8
Daws Butler is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Mary Poppins, The Flintstones, The Jetsons

41
17 8
Sean Astin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
ahmed-maklad added The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

42
22 8
Bea Benaderet is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
The Flintstones, The Beverly Hillbillies, On the Town

43
22 7
Bill Scott is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, George of the Jungle

44
25 11
Grace Stafford is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
JeffMissinne added 8 Mile, Walter Lantz Studios: Woody Woodpecker and Friends, Confessions of a Nazi Spy - Woody Woodpecker

45
14 11
Jeff Bennett is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
Tom Islava added Johnny Bravo, Enchanted, James and the Giant Peach - Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Dad, Pip from Enchanted

46
44 27
Trey Parker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut, South Park, Team America: World Police - South Park

47
11 5
Janet Waldo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
The Jetsons, The Smurfs, Hong Kong Phooey

48
30 15
Andy Serkis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
LauraZaetz added Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

49
22 13
Steven Blum is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
LauraZaetz added Lilo & Stitch, The Legend of Korra, The Spectacular Spider-Man

50
17 10
Clancy Brown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The All-Time Best Voice Actors
ahmed-maklad added The Shawshank Redemption, SpongeBob SquarePants, Starship Troopers