Voice actors are really busy people. You'll find individuals in this article with over 400 acting credits attached to their names and some of them are still in their prime! The majority of these individuals are famous for lending their voices to some of TVs most famous personalities, but they've all dabbled in the art of game production and you'll be surprised by how often you've heard them. Did you know about these people and the famous characters they brought to life?
1. Rob Paulsen - Pinky & Raphael
Remember a little show called Pinky and the Brain? You're looking at Pinky. Remember those badass turtles? You're looking at the ninja Raphael. Rob Paulsen, who is one of the actors on this list with over 400 credits tohis name, has also played Raphael in numerous video games that starred these fighting turtles, and he even played Chanter, Kivan and Prism in Baldur's Gate.
2. Jason Marsden - Max Goof & Craig Boone
As you can see from the image above, Marsden's career has been a successful one (that's putting it lightly). He's voiced so many characters over the years and been in shows like The Fairly OddParents, Tarzan, The Jungle Book and he even played Max Goof in the Goofy Movie. However, you may recognize those vocal chords from a 2009 RPG called Fallout 3. This guy played Craig Boone.
3. John DiMaggio - Marcus Fenix & Bender
This guy is in everything. From Futurama, Wreck-It Ralph, and Bolt, to Gears of War, Afro Samurai and so many installments in the Final Fantasy franchise. He's in a ton of the Halo games, Valkyria Chronicles, Transformers, Ben 10, Kim Possible and he even voices a few of the animals in Dr. Doolittle 2! TALENT!
4. Carlos Alazraqui - Rocko & Spyro
Remember Rocko's Modern Life being on TV as a kid? Well here's the face behind the voice. Alazraqui has also appeared in Happy Feet, Toy Story 3, Inside Out and he's famous for his portrayal of Deputy James Garcia on Reno 911!. But he's also dabbled with video games and he was actually the voice of Spyro in the original game. Now that's a blast from the past. My god I miss that game...
5. Pamela Adlon - Spinelli and Carla
Anyone else here use to religiously watch Recess on Nickelodeon? I liked that show far too much. Pamela Adlon here, was the voice of Spinelli on the show and she's appeared in King of the Hill (she plays Bobby Hill), Californication and she's one of the great characters in the hit TV show, Louie. Her foray into video games has seen her give life to characters in Final Fantasy X-2, Escape From Monkey Island and she stars as Carla in the exceptional Grim Fandango. Quite the career.
6. Dee Bradley Baker - The Gravemind & Klaus
Dee Bradley Baker's career includes over 400 credits. It's impossible to list accomplishments of this scale, but you might know him as The Gravemind in Halo 2 & 3, Atlas and P-Body in Portal 2 & Klaus from American Dad. He's also been in Spongebob Squarepants, Steven Universe, Family Guy and he's even the voice of Reuben in Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series. You've been hearing him all your life.
7. Phil Lamarr - Reddas & Hermes
Probably most famous for his role as Hermes Conrad in Futurama, Lamarr has been in the industry a while. Actually, you may recognize him as Marlon from Pulp Fiction; remember the guy that gets shot in the face? You're looking at him. He's also played Reddas in Final Fantasy XII, he's in Lego Dimensions, he's Murky in Heroes of the Storm and he too can be heard in the depths of Baldur's Gate.
8. Kevin Michael Richardson - Tartarus & Captain Gantu
You'll see and hear this guy in so many popular franchises and TV Shows. He's been in Matrix: Revolutions, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Gravity Falls and he's even Captain Gantu in Lilo & Stitch. Need to watch that again actually... In terms of video games, you'll know Richardson as Halo 2's Tartarus, Grommash in World of Warcraft, he's in Elder Scrolls Online, Disney Infinity and way back in the day he was also in Baldur's Gate and even voiced a few characters in the Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace video game (which I loved).
9. Gregg Berger - The Pain & Odie
From Inside Out and Monsters University to The Curse of Monkey Island and (you guessed it) Baldur's Gate, Berger has been lending his vocals to hundreds of characters. He played The Pain in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, he was Kerchak in the Tarzan video game, various characters in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and even Hunter the Cheetah in Spyro: Year of the Dragon. Apparently I've known this guy for decades
10. Jennifer Hale - Commander Shepard & Avatar Kyoshi
Jennifer Hale is one of the most powerful and influential voice actors in the video game world. She's played so many characters over the last few decades that we're willing to bet you've come across her talents at some point during your gaming career. She's famous for her portrayal of Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect trilogy, June and Avatar Kyoshi in Avatar: The Last Airbender, she's been in Halo 5: Guardians, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Batman: Arkham Knight, Diablo 3, The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Guild Wars 2, the list doesn't seem to stop. We worship at your alter, Jennifer.
11. Jess Harnell - Wakko Warner & Crash Bandicoot
A master of his craft, Jess Harnell has featured in Wreck-It Ralph, Wall-E, UP!, Tom & Jerry, The Looney Tunes Show, the Pink Panther, Despicable Me, Cars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and so much more. In terms of video games, you may know Harnell as Crash Bandicoot, Dr. Finkelstein / Lock in Kingdom Hearts II, he's been in the official Hercules game, the official Aladdin video game and it seems like he has no intention of stopping.
12. Tom Kane - Darwin Thornberry, C-3PO & Boba Fett
This intimidating visage is that of Tom Kane, the man who brought the talking ape in The Wild Thornberries to life, he's also been in The Powerful Girls, Scooby-Doo, Kim Possible and seemingly every other show I watched as a whippersnapper. In the realm of games he's appeared in almost every Star Wars game you can imagine: Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Jedi Kinight, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars: Republic Commando and even Star Wars: Battlefront. He's a real star...
13. Tara Strong - Rikku & Timmy Turner
Just sit back and marvel at that list of characters before you. Strong has been the voice of characters in Princess Mononoke, Ice Age, Kim Possible, Walt Disney cartoons, 101 Dalmatians, Powerpuff Girls and she was even the voice of Timmy Turner and Poof in The Fairly OddParents. Though she's renowned for her work in TV, you'll find Strong in the credits of Final Fantasy X as Rikku, she was Jessica Jones in Lego Marvel's Avengers, Paz in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Harleen in Batman: Arkham Origins, and various characters throughout the Ratchet and Clank games. What an actress.
14. James Arnold Taylor - Ratchet & Obi-Wan Kenobi
Starring as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV show has brought Taylor a lot of fame, but he's been a part of the industry for years! You're looking at the original voice actor for Ratchet from Ratchet and Clank, the Spitmaster in Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, Pippin in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring video game and even Captain Jack Sparrow in Kingdom Hearts II!
15. Grey Delisle - Catwoman & Mandy
Lastly we have the acting talents of Grey Delisle, the woman behind Catwoman in the incredible Batman: Arkham City & Mandy in The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. Additionally she's played Vicky in The Fairly OddParents, Daphne Blake in the Scooby-Doo TV show, the voice of the female bounty hunter in Star Wars: The Old Republic, Nova in Heroes of the Storm, and Amanda Valenciano Libre in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. She has over 430 acting credits to her name and this year alone she has appeared in over 15 different IPs already. Now that's impressive.