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Can You Match the Famous Voice Actor to their Iconic Characters?
By: John Miller
5 Min Quiz
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Animated TV shows and movies are as popular as ever, and the cartoon characters at their core become celebrities in their own right. Yet every drawn creature needs a voice -- can you match the voice actor to the correct animated character?
In the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies, Vin Diesel voiced the part of Groot, a strange tree-like creature. He's also onboard to continue his work as Groot in the 2018 "Guardians" film.
Mel Blanc might be the most famous voice actor in Hollywood history. During the heyday of the "Looney Tunes" and "Merrie Melodies" cartoons, he provided voices for everyone from Bugs Bunny to the Tasmanian Devil.
If you've watched more than a couple of episodes of "The Simpsons," you've seen Dan Castellaneta's name pop up during the credits. He's the guy responsible for Homer Simpson's goofy and unforgettable voice.
Robin Williams' over-the-top performance as Genie in "Aladdin" jumpstarted a trend of using established celebrities for big-name cartoons. These days, it's common for animated shows to feature stars who first made it big in live-action shows.
Tara Strong has created a fabulously successful Hollywood career using her voice. Her work with Ingrid Third in "Fillmore!" is well-regarded, and she's also contributed heavily to "The Fairly Oddparents" and "Rugrats," among other famous shows.
Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell
Ace and Gary are "The Ambiguously Gay Duo," the silly animated guys who were made popular by Saturday Night Live in the '90s. Both Colbert and Carrell went on to much bigger projects.
Fergie is a world-famous singer for the Black-Eyed Peas. But as a child? She did a lot of other work, including the voice of Sally Brown (Charlie Brown's sister) in "Peanuts" cartoons.
Billy West has been voicing characters since the early '80s. He's best known for his hilarious voicing of Ren and Stimpy, as well as characters from "Futurama."
Jack Mercer worked as a writer, animator and voice actor for decades. But his best-known work was due to his voice performances for Popeye and Felix the Cat, two of the most famous characters of the 20th century.
Frank Welker is a Hollywood star who has made a name for himself as a multi-talented voice actor. He shot to fame thanks to his role as Fred Jones from the "Scooby-Doo" cartoons.
Grey DeLisle is a well-known singer-songwriter who has landed some major gigs in animation. She was Samantha "Sam" Manson from "Danny Phantom" and Azula in " Avatar: The Last Airbender," along with numerous other roles.
Trey Parker is one of the creators of "South Park," so it makes sense that he's also the voice of the unrelentingly pushy Eric Cartman. "You will respect my authoritah!"
Jim Cummings is one of the most prolific voice actors of recent decades. He's done a lot of work with Disney, and he's famous for voicing Darkwing Duck, Winnie the Pooh and other major cartoon stars.
Nancy Cartwright's name is a big deal in Hollywood. Why? She's been the voice of Bart Simpson during the seemingly never-ending run of "The Simpsons."
Kathleen Turner's husky voice (and elegant beauty) helped to make her a big-screen star. She did the speaking voice for Jessica Rabbit in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," and she did so without credit as a favor to the director.
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones has one of the most distinctive (and god-like) voices of all time. No wonder he was cast as Mufasa -- the King of the Pride Lands -- in "The Lion King."
The real question isn't, "Did you know that Arsenio Hall is the voice of Winston Zeddemore from 'The Real Ghostbusters'"? It's, "Does anyone remember who Arsenio Hall is?"
Jodi Benson is an A-list voice actor, thanks largely to her major success as Princess Ariel in "The Little Mermaid." She's done all sorts of other Disney projects, too, from Thumbelina to Tinkerbell.
Mike Judge is one of the creators of "King of the Hill." He's also the guy behind the laconic voice of Hank Hill.
She was the beautiful starlet who died in 2009. Before she died tragically young, Murphy voiced the iconic Luanne Platter from "King of the Hill."
In the early 2000s, Michael Cera jumped into cartoons. He provided the voice for Brother Bear in the animated series "Berenstain Bears."
Elizabeth Daily is the famed voice of Tommy from "Rugrats." She also worked as Buttercup from "The Powerpuff Girls" and voice Babe the pig in "Babe: Pig in the City."
Before his career nosedived into criminal charges, Cosby was the grandfatherly guy who once voiced "Fat Albert." The cartoon combined humor with morality plays.
In "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show," Bill Scott became the hilarious voice of Bullwinkle, who was constantly wrangling with Rocky, the pushy little squirrel. Also notable -- Scott wrote many commercials used for Cap'n Crunch cereal, which is great to eat while watching reruns of "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show."
Phil Hartman's broad grin and wry sense of humor made him a star on "Saturday Night Live," but he did a lot of voice work for cartoons, too. He was the voice of Mr. Wilson on "Dennis the Menace" and the world-weary Troy McClure in "The Simspons."
Matthew Broderick was already a big star in Hollywood before he landed the role of Simba in "The Lion King." On this production, he joined other celebrities to bring the epic film to life.
For nearly two decades, Alan Reed was the earnest (and often aggravated) voice of Fred Flintstone. But he was a popular actor, too, and appeared in films such as "Breakfast at Tiffany's."
Daws Butler was a major star for Hanna-Barbera. He was the voice of Yogi Bear, as well as Spike the Bulldog, Huckleberry Hound and other memorable characters.
In 2003, John Ritter (star of "Three's Company") died from heart problems at the age of 54. His death ended the PBS series "Clifford the Big Red Dog."
Ross Bagdasarian Sr.
In the 1950s, Ross Bagdasarian Sr. created a group of silly singing chipmunks and then laughed (squeakily) all the way to the bank. He voiced all of the chipmunks to great effect.
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