We all know that moment when we recognize a familiar voice of our favorite cartoon characters while watching an animated movie or TV series. But we had no idea then that the voices behind our favorite cartoon characters belong to some seriously talented and famous actors. Yes, there are animated series featuring A-listers for voicing over fan-favorite cartoon characters, which also flew under the radar. For instance, did you folks know that Brittany Murphy has starred in more than 200 episodes of ‘King Of The Hill’? That’s why we have managed to make a list of 16 famous actors you never knew voiced fan-favorite cartoon characters.
Christian Bale lent his voice to Thomas, John Smith’s sidekick in 1995’s Pocahontas. He also voiced over one of the fan-favorite cartoon characters Bagheera in Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle.
A powerhouse performer such as Elisabeth Moss voiced Kimmy in an episode of Batman: The Animated Series. She also played other characters on Animaniacs and Freakazoid.
Daveigh Chase was featured as Samara in The Ring and as Lilo in Lilo & Stitch. She voiced over one of the most favorite cartoon characters of all time.
Today’s comedy superstar Melissa McCarthy once voiced over the villainous DNAmy AKA Amy Hall in ‘Kim Possible’. Amy Hall happened to be a fan-favorite cartoon character in the animated series.
James Avery played Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air and did quite an impressive job. He also played the original cartoon Shredder on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Jerry Orbach played a character in Law & Order. He also gave his voice to Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast.
Jaleel White, who is widely known as Steve Urkel, has voiced Sonic the Hedgehog on The Sonic Animated Series.
The 90’s rom-com superstar, Meg Ryan, played one of the villains, Dr. Blight on Captain Planet.
Earle Hyman voiced Panthro on Thundercats in all four seasons. And Panthro appears to be one of the fan-favorite cartoon characters of the show.
Arsenio Hall who is famous for his roles in films like Coming to America also voiced a character on The Real Ghostbusters.
Mean Girls’ shining star, Lacey Chabert, gave her voice to Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles. Furthermore, she appeared on Nickelodeon shows Hey Arnold! and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.
Tony Goldwyn is famous for his role as Fitzgerald Grant on Scandal. Also, he has voiced the titular hero on the animated series, Tarzan.
Constance Shulman also voiced one of the fan-favorite cartoon characters Patti Mayonnaise in 1999’s Doug’s 1st Movie.
After appearing on eight seasons on Full House, Dave Coulier has lent his voice to The Real Ghostbusters. He also played an animal on ‘Muppet Babies’. Recently, he’s been lending his voice to Popeye on Robot Chicken and various others.
Brittany Murphy, who started her career really early, has done a truly impressive job in the series King Of The Hill. She appeared on multiple seasons of King Of The Hills from 1997-2010. Although, she has mostly given voice to Luanne Platter but regularly appeared as Joseph Gribble.
Over the years, Martin Landau has been seen in a few voice-acting parts, but his role as Mac Gargan is the most incredible and memorable one. He appeared as Mac, a villainous Scorpion, in 1994’s Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
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