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15 Voice Actors Of Color You Should Definitely Know

This is what diversity sounds like.

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1. Phil LaMarr

Where you've heard him: Hermes in Futurama, Samurai Jack in Samurai Jack, and Wilt in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

Fun fact: This pretty voice has brains too. He's a Yale graduate who participated in the Purple Crayon Improv group.

2. Lauren Tom

Where you've heard her: Connie and Minh Souphanousinphone in King of the Hill, Amy Wong in Futurama, and Numbuh 3 in Codename: Kids Next Door.

Fun fact: Tom is a gifted essayist. She wrote a hilariously candid piece about her time as a guest star on Friends.

3. Cree Summer

Where you've heard her: Susie Carmichael in Rugrats, Elmyra Duff in Tiny Toon Adventures, Princess Kida in Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Numbuh 5 in Codename: Kids Next Door, and Foxxy Love in Drawn Together.

Fun fact: Summer was hired as the original voice of Meg Griffin on Family Guy, but was fired and replaced by Lacey Chabert before the series began.

4. Carlos Alazraqui

Where you've heard him: Rocko and Spunky in Rocko's Modern Life, Nestor in Happy Feet, Mr. Crocker in The Fairly OddParents, Lazlo on Camp Lazlo!, Mr. Weed in Family Guy, and the Taco Bell chihuahua.

Fun fact: In addition to being an amazing voice actor, Alazraqui is quite the daredevil. Before he stopped skydiving in 2010, Alazraqui completed 723 jumps!

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5. Regina King

Where you've heard her: Huey and Riley Freeman in The Boondocks, Kreela in The Ant Bully, and Dynamite in Planes: Fire & Rescue.

Fun fact: King is a true foodie. She loves Ace of Cakes and once opened a restaurant called Paio in Los Angeles.

6. Olivia Olson

Where you've heard her: Marceline the Vampire Queen in Adventure Time and Vanessa Doofenshmirtz in Phineas and Ferb.

Why she's awesome: You may have heard her sing on Adventure Time, but did you also know she totally rocked "All I Want For Christmas Is You" in Love Actually? Seriously, girlfriend has some pipes!

7. Kevin Michael Richardson

Where you've heard him: Captain Gantu in Lilo & Stitch, the Joker in The Batman, Principal Lewis in American Dad!, and Cleveland Brown Jr. in The Cleveland Show.

Fun Fact: Despite playing a wide range of characters on iconic shows, Richardson still dreams of one day doing a voice for Robot Chicken.

8. Bumper Robinson

Where you've heard him: Rook Blonko in Ben 10: Omniverse, Dwight Conrad in Futurama, and Falcon in Marvel's Avengers Assemble.

Fun fact: Robinson's made plenty of appearances in front of the camera, including his television debut alongside Bill Cosby in a Jell-O commercial. Also, his real name is Larry.

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9. Todd Haberkorn

Where you've heard him: Natsu Dragneel in Fairy Tale, Italy in Hetalia, Death the Kid in Soul Eater, and Allen Walker in D.Gray-man.

Fun Fact: Todd and his fan club are super into his name. They hold "Korntests" and record "Toddcasts." He even has a son he delightfully refers to as the "Haberclone."

11. Johnny Yong Bosch

Where you've heard him: Akio in Naruto, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, and Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach.

Fun Fact: Does he look familiar to you? Yeah, that's because Bosch played the Black Power Ranger in Season 2 of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.

12. Greg Eagles

Where you've heard him: Grim in The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Afro's Dad and Brother 6 in Afro Samurai , and Gray Fox and Donald Anderson in Metal Gear Solid.

Fun Fact: Eagles looked to this 7-Up commercial for the inspiration for Grim's voice.

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13. Keith Ferguson

Where you've heard him: Bloo in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Han Solo in The Lego Movie, and Basch fon Rosenberg in Final Fantasy XII.

Fun Fact: Ferguson doesn't just create his own characters; he's also hired to voice match famous actors like Keanu Reeves and Owen Wilson.

14. Jake T. Austin

Where you've heard him: Diego in Go, Diego, Go! and Dora the Explorer, Nicky in The Ant Bully, and Fernando in Rio and Rio 2.

Fun fact: Though Austin is not fluent in Spanish, he credits Go, Diego, Go! with helping him learn and practice the language when he was younger.

15. Niki Yang

Where you've heard her: BMO and Lady Rainicorn in Adventure Time, and Candy Chiu in Gravity Falls.

Fun fact: Yang didn't get her start in the animation world as a voice-over actress. She initially worked as a storyboard revisionist for Family Guy.