Several Hollywood stars lend their iconic voices to the world of animation when they’re not busy winning Oscars or preparing for the next big blockbuster. We’ve all been amazed by how many famous actors have provided voices for animated characters. Many celebrities enjoy voice-over acting because of the different ways it allows them to express themselves. Most likely, you have heard them in the movies or shows without realizing whose voice you were hearing. Here’s a list of Famous Stars With Careers in Voicing Animated Characters.
Famously known for her role as Eleanor in The Good Place, Kristen Bell was first introduced to a wide audience with Veronica Mars, a hit teen drama on The CW.
One of Bell’s most well-known roles is as Princess Anna in Frozen. Kristen has also voiced Anna in several video games, animated shorts, and more since taking on the role of Disney’s iconic princess. She is also known for voicing characters in animated films such as Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, Zootopia and Astro Boy. She really is one of the many famous stars with iconic careers in voicing animated characters and not many people are aware.
With his reputation as one of Hollywood’s most famous and highest-paid stars, Johnny Depp is also well-trained in the art of voice acting. This comes as no surprise.
The Oscar-winning animated film Rango starred Johnny Depp as the title character. Tim Burton’s animated stop-motion picture Corpse Bride, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated feature, also featured him as Victor van Dort.
Portraying Sherlock Gnomes in the sequel to Gnomeo & Juliet, he definitely stole our hearts once again. Additionally, Depp voiced Jack Sparrow in video games that followed Disney’s massive success with Pirates of the Caribbean.
Jackman achieved stardom in theater before becoming a Hollywood star. Stage actor at the time, Hugh Jackman broke into the world of films with his role as Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s X-Men. This opened the door for the Australian actor’s Hollywood career. Although he played an action hero in the X-Men films, Jackman never lost his song-and-dance roots.
In addition to voicing Memphis in Warner Bros.’ Happy Feet, Jackman also voiced Bunny, a character in DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians. In 2019, Jackman voiced the famous Sir Lionel Frost in the animated feature Missing Link alongside Zoe Saldana and Timothy Olyphant.
In addition to Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and The Angry Birds Movie, Hader appeared in both films’ sequels. Among his many voices, he can also be heard in Finding Dory, Turbo, Monsters University, and Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
The Mary Poppins Returns star, Emily Blunt, has appeared in several animated films. A Disney adaptation of the Shakespearean tale, Gnomeo and Juliet, featured Blunt as Juliet, a garden gnome, and also reprised her role in Sherlock Gnomes, the sequel.
Her other credits include voicing Tempest Shadow and Fizzlepop Berrytwist in My Little Pony: The Movie, and starring in the animated film Animal Crackers with her real-life husband, John Krasinski.
Famous for his iconic roles in movies such as Fight Club, Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Moneyball, Brad Pitt made his voice acting debut as the title character in Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.
As well as bringing Metro Man to life in DreamWorks’ Megamind, Pitt played Will the Krill in Happy Feet Two.