The other day, while watching the Slurm Factory episode of Futurama for the millionth time, I realized that most people (including yours truly) have no idea what half the voice cast actually looks like. An hour of frantic googling later, I realized that it’s time to give these people their proper due. Here are eight awesome voice actors, and what they look like. May your illusions about their animated characters not be destroyed.
Best known as: Bender on Futurama, Jake on Adventure Time
Dimaggio was the inspiration for the list. And he looks exactly like someone you’d want to hang out with and drink beer, much like Bender.
Best known as: Both Ren and Stimpy, Phillip J. Fry on Futurama, Bugs Bunny in Space Jam (1996), a million other characters
This guy’s talent is amazing.
Best known as: Bobby Hill on King of the Hill, Milo Oblong on The Oblongs
That’s right. The voice of Bobby Hill is actually kind of hot.
H. Jon Benjamin
Best known as: Ben on Dr. Katz, Bob on Bob’s Burgers, Coach McGuirk on Home Movies, Sterling Archer on Archer
Or as he’s been known to me every time I’ve heard him, “Hey, it’s the guy from Dr. Katz!”
Best known as: Rocky J. Squirrel from the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Cinderella, Cindy Lou Who from How the Grinch Stole Christmas
She’s the elder spokesman (spokeswoman? spokesquirrel?) of the list, the dean of voice actors.
Best known as: The Brain on Pinky and the Brain, Orson Welles on both The Critic and The Simpsons, Lrr and Calculon on Futurama
You know you do a great Orson Welles impersonation when you’re paid to do it multiple times.
Best known as: Hayley Smith on American Dad, countless voices on Family Guy
As a matter of fact, she IS Seth MacFarlane’s sister, before you ask. However, that’s not at all fair to her and her individual talents.
Best known as: Homer Simpson, Mayor Quimby, and Krusty the Clown, and many others on The Simpsons
Honestly, I could’ve picked almost every voice actor on The Simpsons. If you haven’t seen them and know what they look like, look them up.