Cartoon voice actors
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Eric Cartman's voice
He proposed to his wife at an Italian villa owned by a movie star. Their wedding was officiated by a scion of classic 1970's television comedy.
The actor is an alumnus of a famed comedy troupe, who landed a role in 1987 on "The Tracey Ullman Show" and helped voice the program's cartoon shorts, which grew into "The Simpsons." For Homer, he drew inspiration from this late great actor.
Marge Simpson's voice
As a college student, Kavner joined a classic girl-in-the-city sitcom as the star's schlubby kid sister The role led to several Woody Allen films and, eventually, the voice of Marge, often described by a word for small stones.
Bart Simpson's voice
A disciple of cartoon-voice legend Daws Butler, Cartwright intended to audition for this female Simpson. So, why did she want to play Bart? Cartwright, 52, poked fun at her unusual career path in her cleverly titled autobiography.
Lisa Simpson's voice
Unlike other "Simpsons" actors, Smith voices only one character . As you can hear in interviews, the actress naturally speaks a lot like Lisa. Smith has recently published a children's novel and produced an indie film.
Mr. Burns' voice
Known pre-"Simpsons" for his work on "Saturday Night Live" and "This Is Spinal Tap" , Shearer also hosts public radio's "Le Show" and has appeared in such films as "For Your Consideration." What legendary politician and famous actor both inspired Mr. Burns' voice?
Stewie Griffin's voice
The voice began cartooning as a tot and published a comic in the local newspaper at a young age. After working at a famous animation studio, he created "Family Guy" and "American Dad!" How much is the producer-actor's empire worth? Recently he made headlines when this character considered abortion.
Lois Griffin's voice
As a young comedian, Borstein wrote for "Pinky and the Brain" and a ghostly cartoon show. She found more fame acting on "MADtv," where she played manicurist Ms. Swan . In addition to voicing Lois, Borstein holds these jobs on "Family Guy."
Chris Griffin's voice
You know Green as the son of a Mike Myers character, plus other roles, including this "Weird Al" Yankovic video. In the animation world, Green is co-creator and a voice actor on a stop-motion show. He recently got married
Francine Smith's voice.
This actress has extensive TV credits ranging from bit parts on "Little House on the Prairie" to "Friends" . On film, the actress appeared with Tom Hanks in "The 'Burbs"
Huey Freeman's voice
After her big break on this Marla Gibbs sitcom, King scored with a small, star-making role in "Jerry Maguire" In addition to 10-year-old Huey, named for this '60s activist, King plays a detective on the live-action drama "Southland" .
Robert Freeman's voice
You might not know the name, but you know the face from shows like "The Wayans Brothers" and such hip-hop videos as Jay-Z's "I Just Wanna Love You." He is pals with David Letterman, who has a special relationship with the actor's son.
"I play a lot of sweet, kind of stupid yellow characters," he says. He is also a sometime comedian. He appears as a newlywed in a 1996 "Smashing Pumpkins" video alongside real-life wife Jill Talley.
Patrick's voice from 'SpongeBob'
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Many voice actors are stand-up comics, but this voice had acting credits began with dramatic roles. Before "SpongeBob," the actor played Dauber Dybinski on the '90s sitcom "Coach" he also had a small role in 2007 on "Heroes"
Joe Swanson's voice
Deep-voiced, he currently stars on the sitcom "Rules of Engagement" and appeared on "Seinfeld" as Elaine's mechanic beau, Puddy . He played a car guy again in this Brad Paisley video and was once a PC.
Philip Fry's voice
Dubbed "the new Mel Blanc" for his skills mimicking the late voice actor's iconic characters, notably Bugs Bunny , this actor has also created his own distinctive characters. A voice actor's voice actor, he opposes this cartoon trend.
Bugs Bunny's voice
"The man of 1,000 voices" spoke for 90 percent of Warner Bros. cartoons, from Road Runner's iconic "beep beep" to Sylvester's lisp. He began improvising voices as a '30s radio actor for economic reasons. When this actor, who coined Bugs Bunny's catchphrase, died in 1989, Looney Tunes released a touching tribute image.
Rocky the Flying Squirrel's voice
|Rocky the Flying Squirrel|
Often called "the female Mel Blanc," though animator Chuck Jones disagreed, she began as a radio actress before moving to 'toons in the '40s. She played this character to Blanc's Tweety and still works in her '90s.
Yogi Bear's voice
Famous for dozens of quirky, often drawled voices , this actor may have had a greater legacy: his teaching. His students included a "Simpsons" voice actor and an NPR contributor.
Wilma Flintstone's voice
"All she'd have to do was go, 'Fr-ed,'" to light up a room, Vander Pyl's son recalled after her death in 1999. Although the actress had a cameo in the 1994 "Flintstones" film , she did not reap big bucks from the TV show's wide syndication. Why not?
Fred Flinstone's voice
Thirty-three years after his death, the sound bites survive: "Wilmaaaaa!" and "Yabba-dabba doo!" . The actor, who resembled and sounded like Flinstone, worked in radio shows, including this influential classic.