Voice artists don’t get the same amount of recognititon as live-action stars do. People fail to realize that it’s an equally tough job to bring about the right emotions in every animated character. The industry however is filled with geniuses who have mastered the art of voice acting. They’ve turned so good at it that they even end up voicing two different characters on the same show.
From iconic characters to some talking animals, these are the cartoon characters you never realized had the same voice actors:
1. Trixie Tang from The Fairly OddParents and Kimi from Rugrats was both voiced by Dionne Quan.
2. Bart Simpson from The Simpsons, Ron’s naked-mol rat Rufus from Kim Possible, and Chuckie Finster from Rugrats were all voiced by Nancy Cartwright. Moreover, she even voices Nelson, Ralph, and Maggie on The Simpsons.
3. You might get blown away when you’ll discover that Rick and Morty on Rick and Morty are both voiced by the same person, Justin Roiland!
4. Maya Rudolph, the voice behind Connie the Hormone Monstress on Big Mouth has also played Aunt Cass in Big Hero 6 and Linda in The Mitchells vs. the Machine
5. The very funny Mindy Kaling has lent her voice for Taffyta Muttonfudge from Wreck-It Ralph and Disgust from Inside Out.
6. Bubbles from Powerpuff Girls, Princess Twilight Sparkle of Equestria from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and Timmy Turner from The Fairly OddParents were all voiced by Tara Strong.
7. Lea Salonga was the singing voices behind both Mulan and Jasmine
8. E.G. Daily lent her voice to Tommy from Rugrats, Babe from Babe: Pig in the City, and Buttercup from Powerpuff Girls
9. Ray from Princess and the Frog, Pooh from Winnie the Pooh, and Darkwing Duck from Darkwing Duck and DuckTales all share the same voice actor: Jim Cummings
10. Old chap Clancy Brown, known for his portrayal of Captain Byron Hadley in The Shawshank Redemption, has voiced some notable characters like Long Feng from Avatar: The Last Airbender, Mr. Krabs from SpongeBob SquarePants, and King Frederic from Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure.
11. John DiMaggio is the voice behind many characters, Jake on Adventure Time, Dr. Drakken on Kim Possible, and Bender on Futurama. He has even lent his voice to characters in series and films like Princess Mononoke, Rocket Power, Powerpuff Girls, Bee Movie, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Replacements, and more.
12. Billy West is known for voicing Fry on Futurama. But did you know he also voiced Stimpy from The Ren & Stimpy Show, and Doug on Doug?
13. James Earl lent his voice to two iconic characters: Darth Vader from Star Wars and Mufasa from The Lion King
14. Kristen Bell is known for giving her voice to Anna in Frozen but not many know that Bell was also the voice behind Gossip Girl on the series Gossip Girl
15. Nicole Sullivan lent her voice to Mira Nova from Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Franny from Meet the Robinsons, and Shego from Kim Possible.
16. Patrick Warburton lent his voice for the dim-witted, muscular henchman Kronk in Emperor’s New Groove. Did you know, he even voiced Ken in The Bee Movie and the paraplegic police officer Joe in The Family Guy?
17. Eddie Murphy lent his voice to two talkative animals of Disney, Mushu from Mulan and Donkey from Shrek.
18. Osmosis Jones from Osmosis Jones, Marty from the Madagascar series, and Mooseblood from Bee Movie were all voiced by the stand-up comedian Chris Rock?
19. Mae Whitman has lent her voice to some iconic characters like Katara in Avatar: The Last Airbender, Tinkerbell in the Tinkerbell films, and Rose/Huntsgirl in American Dragon: Jake Long
20. Tom Kenny is best known for being the voice behind SpongeBob on SpongeBob SquarePants, however, he has also voiced the Mayor on Powerpuff Girls and the Ice King on Adventure Time.