Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
The field of voice acting is a wholly unique one. In some ways, voice acting can be more difficult than acting on-camera, mostly because so much emotion has to come purely from the voice, without the assistance of facial expressions or body language. Many times it’s the voice that informs how a character is depicted, and that’s why it’s so surprising to learn that the same actors are behind the voices of many different cartoon and video game characters we know and love.
A new infographic lays out just some of the voice actors who are responsible for bringing various characters to life in video games like Uncharted and The Last of Us as well as animated series like The Simpsons, Futurama and Scooby-Doo. Check out the famous voice actors infographic after the jump.
Here’s the “Actors Behind the Voices” infographic from Fivesquid:
As you can see, this list includes some of the more famous voice actors such as Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer Simpson, and Billy West, the voice of Philip J. Fry from Futurama. But they also include some names you may haven’t heard of before, such as Jim Ward, Captain Qwark from Ratchet & Clank, and Charlie Adler, the voice of Buster Bunny from Tiny Toon Adventures.
Some personal revelations that I had from this infographic included learning that Jessica Walter (the mother from Arrested Development) was the voice of the longneck known as “Old One” in various movies in The Land Before Time franchise. Also, I had no idea that Frank Welker had done the voice of Totoro, Scooby-Doo and Abu.
These are just a handful of the characters many of these actors have played over the years, and if you want to have your mind blown even more, you should check out each of their IMDb pages to learn about more of their work. Plus, Netflix has a great documentary about voice actors called I Know That Voice, and you can stream it here.Cool Posts From Around the Web: