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24 Other Roles That Disney Voice Actors Played That Might Surprise You

Did you know James Earl Jones voiced both Mufasa and Darth Vader?

1. Susan Egan, who voiced Megara in Hercules, also originated Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway.

2. Angela Lansbury, who voiced Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast, also originated Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd on Broadway.

3. I was today years old when I found out Mathew Broderick, who memorably played Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, also voiced Simba in The Lion King.

4. Moira Kelly, who voiced adult Nala in The Lion King, played Lucas's mom Karen in One Tree Hill.

5. Jerry Orbach, who voiced Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, is better known as Lennie Briscoe in Law & Order.

6. James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in both the animated and live-action versions of The Lion King, also voiced Darth Vader.

7. Idina Menzel, who voiced Elsa in Frozen, also played both Elphaba in Wicked and Maureen in Rent (both the movie and the musical).

8. Lea Salonga, who voiced both Jasmine and Mulan's singing voices, originated Kim in Miss Saigon, and also played Fantine in Les Misérables!

9. Jonathon Groff, who voiced Kristoff in Frozen, also originated King George III in Hamilton on Broadway.

10. Patrick Warburton, who voiced Kronk in the Emperor's New Groove, also voiced Joe Swanson in Family Guy, and acted as Lemony Snicket in A Series of Unfortunate Events.

11. Josh Gad, who voiced Olaf in Frozen, also played LeFou in the live action version of Beauty and the Beast.

12. Zachary Levi, who voiced Flynn Rider in Tangled, also played Shazam in Shazam!

13. Did you know Hamilton creator and star Lin Manuel-Miranda also sang in Moana?

14. Gilbert Gottfried, the comedian who voiced Iago in Aladdin, also voiced Digit in Cyberchase!

15. Scott Weinger, who voiced Aladdin in Aladdin, also played Steve Hale on Full House and Fuller House.

16. Frank Welker, who voiced Abu in Aladdin, also voiced both Fred and Scooby Doo in various Scooby Doo series. He also voiced George and Tony in Curious George.

17. Jim Cummings is another Disney legend. He voiced Ray in The Princess and the Frog, Razoul and Farouk (two minor antagonists) in Aladdin, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger in multiple Winnie the Pooh adaptations, Hondo Ohnaka in mutliple Star Wars shows, Pete in A Goofy Movie, Ed in The Lion King, and Powhatan and Kekata in Pocahontas.

18. Anika Noni Rose, who voiced Tiana in The Princess and the Frog, also played Lorell in Dreamgirls, and Pauline in Everything, Everything.

19. Jodi Benson, who voiced Ariel in The Little Mermaid, also voiced Barbie in Toy Story 3!

20. Christopher Daniel Barnes, who voiced Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid, voiced Prince Charming in both Cinderella sequels.

21. David Ogden Stiers, who voiced Cogsworth AND the Narrator in Beauty and the Beast, played Maj. Charles Winchester in M*A*S*H.

22. Christian Bale, who memorably played Batman in the Dark Knight trilogy, voiced Thomas in Pocahontas.

23. Harvey Fierstein, who voiced Yao in Mulan, also played Frank Hilliard in Mrs. Doubtfire and Edna in the Broadway production of Hairspray.

24. And finally, George Takei voiced First Ancestor in Mulan, but he's best known for playing Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek series.