5 Great Voice Actors
Check out Great Big Story’s salute to five great voice over actors, whose successful casting in roles exemplify the variety of industry opportunities secured by the best of the best. Sometimes voice actors are cast because of their range, sometimes, they’re in the right place at the right time. And sometimes, they’re represented and referred by the right people. We can take care of that for you.
Rob Paulsen has voiced over 250 different animated characters and is featured in over 1000 commercials: Raphael and Donatello from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Yakko Warner, Dr. Otto Scratchansniff, and Pinky from Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain; Carl Wheezer from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius; and the title character in The Mask: Animated Series.
Originally a video game designer and the voice of hundreds of pinball games, Steve Ritchie became a voice acting legend when the Mortal Kombat creator needed a new voice.
The voice of Mighty Mouse, Ming the Merciless on Flash Gordon, the Overlord
on BlackStar, Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Prime Evil in the 1986 TV series, Filmation’s Ghostbusters, Thundarr the Barbarian, Vanity on The Smurfs, Rhinokey and Crock from The Wuzzles, Falkor, Gmork, Rockbiter, and the Narrator from 1984’s The NeverEnding Story…. The Transformers, Beachcomber and Warpath. Batman’s butler Alfred Pennyworth in Superman/Batman: Public Enemies. In video games, he’s been Dr. Piotr Ivanovich in Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix and Prometheus in God of War II.
An original cast member from the series Mad TV, Phil has voiced Justice League, Futurama, Samurai Jack, Static Shock and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. In video games, he’s featured in Metal Gear Solid 2 and 4, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the Jak and Daxter series, Darksiders, Final Fantasy XII, Infamous, Dead Island and the Kingdom Hearts franchise.
Rugrats, The Powerpuff Girls, The Fairly Odd Parents, Drawn Together, Ben 10, Chowder, Teen Titans, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Video game roles: Mortal Kombat X, Final Fantasy X & Final Fantasy X-2 and the Batman: Arkham series.