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    Updated on Jun 17, 2020. Posted on Jun 17, 2020

    13 Actors Whose Voice You Might Recognise Before Their Face

    You wouldn't recognise them in the street, but you might over the phone!

    1. Jim Cummings

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    Jim Cummings is a bona fide voice acting legend! His voice has appeared in nearly 400 films. He is most famous for voicing Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger which he started doing in 1988 and continues to do so to this day. Not only is Cummings a great voice actor, he is a great singer also. Cummings replaced actor Jeremy Irons as Scar in The Lion King on the song "Be Prepared" when Irons developed vocal problems. He features in many a family favourite including: Aladdin, Hercules, Shrek and Chicken Run to name a few!

    2. Tara Strong

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    Strong's face might not be that recognisable but if you're a fan of cartoons you'll have definitely heard her. Her roles as Bubbles in The Powerpuff Girls and Timmy Turner in Fairly Odd Parents are amongst her most notable. As well as appearing in film and TV she also has lent her voice to video games, featuring in the Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy franchises. Strong is a voice acting queen!

    3. Mel Blanc

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    Mel Blanc whose nickname was "man of a thousand voices", is kind of a big deal in the voice acting community and is noted as one of the most influential voice actors of all time. Blanc started out as a radio actor but his role as Bugs Bunny in the Looney Tunes franchise is what he is most famous for, voicing the famous rabbit from 1960-1989. But Bugs Bunny wasn't all that he did! He was also the voice of all your other favourite Looney Tunes including Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn, Sylvester and Tweetie, and a whole lot more.! Mel Blanc had range!

    4. Frank Welker

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    Frank Welker is most famous for playing your favourite mystery solving dog, Scooby-Doo! Welker has voiced Scoob's pal Fred since the cartoons inception and in 2002 took over as the voice of Scooby himself. Welker can also be heard on the big screen, where he voiced the Dragon in Shrek.

    5. Nancy Cartwright

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    Nancy Cartwright is the voice of the worlds most famous ten-year-old, Bart Simpson. Cartwright has voiced the little yellow rascal since the show's inception in 1989. She is also the voice of other characters from the show including Nelson and Ralph. Cartwright hasn't just been in The Simpsons, she voiced Chuckie Finster in the Rugrats and Rufus in Kim Possible, making her voice acting royalty for sure!

    6. E. G. Daily

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    This is the face behind probably the most iconic baby from the '90s. E. G. Daily voiced Tommy Pickles on Nickelodeon's cartoon Rugrats from 1991-2004, as well as voicing the charactrer in all three of the shows movies. She also voiced the kindergarten crimefighter Buttercup in the Powerpuff Girls. Not only has she lent her voice to TV, her voice starred in the pig-turned-sheepdog family favourite, Babe.

    7. Billy West

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    Billy West's most notable role is as the voice of space travelling postal delivery boy Fry in Futurama. West has also been the voice of Buggs Bunny and played the character in the movie Space Jam. One of his most recognisable but slightly obscure roles is as the voice of the giant red M&M in the confectionary's TV advertisements!

    8. Cree Summer

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    If you were around in the '80s and '90s chances are you will definitely recognise Cree Summer's voice as the Penny from the cartoon Inspector Gadget. For those who are a little younger, Summer also voiced Susie Carmichael in the cartoon Rugrats from 1993-2004. Summer continues to work to this day and currently is the voice of Catwoman in the cartoon DC Super Hero Girls.

    9. Rob Paulsen

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    It's hard not to sing the iconic theme tune when you think of Pinky and the Brain and I bet you didn't recognise Rob Paulsen, who was the voice behind the world's smartest cartoon mouse. He even won a Daytime Emmy Award for the role! Paulsen was also famous for voicing the characters Raphael and Donatello in the '90s cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles .

    10. Kevin Michael Richardson

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    If ever there was a go-to guy for a villainous voice, Kevin Michael Richardson is that guy. His trademark deep, dark voice is best known for playing the Joker in The Batman animated series. Richardson is pretty big in the superhero genre, voicing Groot in the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Wolverine in the Black Panther animated series to name a few.

    11. Tom Kenny

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    Tom Kenny is the voice behind the Krusty Krab's most valuable employee, Spongebob! As well as Spongebob, Kenny has starred in the cartoon Adventure Time, voicing the Ice King and was the narrator in The Powerpuff Girls. Kenny has also dipped his toe in the video game wolrd, voicing Spyro in the Spyro The Dragon series.

    12. Tress MacNeille

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    Tress MacNeille has voiced a huge number of iconic characters, including Daisy Duck, which she still plays to this day. She also played Dot in the Warner Brothers series Animaniacs. MacNeille has also played a number of characters on The Simpsons , including Agnes Skinner and Dolph among many more. She really is a voice acting powerhouse!

    13. Phil LaMarr

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    Phil LaMarr is another superhero stalwart, he is most famous for his voice role as The Green Lantern in DC's Justice League animated series. Not content with just one superhero role, he also played Gambit in Wolverine and the X-Men and Flash in DC Super Hero Girls. One of his most notable roles was as Hermes Conrad, the manager of Planet Express in the show Futurama.

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