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Who are the Best Voice Actors?

Chloe McWhinnie

Chloe McWhinnie

3 June 2024

Who are the Best Voice Actors? - Voquent

We’ve constructed a master-list of voice actors who we think represent the pinnacle of the industry in each niche.

Voice actors play a crucial role in bringing characters to life, from animation to gaming, they play a crucial role in bringing our beloved icons and heroes to life. But who truly reigns supreme in the realm of voice acting?

Don’t worry, we’ve compiled a list of the best voice actors in each industry sector – video games, anime, commercials, Disney, it’s all here!

So, let’s dive in and see who’s the best of the best, shall we?

 

Best Anime Voice Actors

Anime voice acting, especially English dubs, is one of the most competitive fields in the industry. The field demands exceptional talent, versatility, and the skill to capture the characters essence from the Japanese original. Synchronising your voice to the animation while keeping the cultural nuances is no easy task, actors often need a deep understanding of storytelling to succeed in the sector.

Here’s a look at our top three anime voice actors: Christopher Sabat, Colleen Clinkenbeard, and Matthew Mercer.

These anime voice actors are renowned in the industry, with extensive and impressive anime portfolios. Each have the unique skill of being able to breathe life into their characters despite initial language barriers. Their work continues to inspire voice actors, new and old, and sets a high standard for aspiring anime voice actors.

For an in-depth look at their careers, as well as the remaining anime voice actors on the list, check out the full article.

Top 10 Anime Voice Actors

 

Best Video Game Voice Actors

Video game voice acting is one of the most desired career paths for voice actors, it’s hard to believe that the sector only became popular in the 1990’s after gamers refused to settle for robotic dialogue or terrible text lines to enhance their gaming experience.

Nowadays, gamers demand more. Video game voice actors are tasked with navigating complex character arcs, emotions, and intense action sequences – all while remaining believable and and consistent.

Here’s who we thought deserved to be in the top three video game voice actors: Nolan North, Jennifer Hale, and Merle Dandridge.

These top video game voice actors have no doubt helped shape the industry with their incredible character portrayals that have resonated deeply with fans around the world – so much so that two out of the top three have appeared in the film adaptations of their video game characters!

For an in-depth look at their careers, as well as the other video game voice actors on the list, check out the full article.

Top 10 Video Game Voice Actors

 

Best Cartoon Voice Actors

Cartoon voice actors are often some of the first voices we hear on television growing up, they helped shape our childhoods! These voice actors are able to captivate audiences of all ages with their incredible character portrayals and voice adaptations – seriously, how do they get their voices to do that?!

From childhood classics to modern favourites here’s who we thought were the top three cartoon voice actors: Tom Kenny, Khary Payton, and Nancy Cartwright.

These outstanding voice actors have brought endless amounts of characters to life, leaving a lasting impact on the world of cartoon voice acting. Their incredible talent and dedication have helped to create timeless classics that continue to inspire audiences and other professionals in the industry.

To check out their careers and read the full list of the best cartoon voice actors, read our blog!

Top 10 Best Cartoon Voice Actors

 

Best Commercial Voice Actors

Commercial voice acting is a vital niche within the industry, where talent and versatility are huge factors. Commercial voice actors lend their talents to brand endorsements and promotional content to help win the hearts of target audiences to make an impact. Their ability to adapt to various tones, styles, and brands is second-to-none, playing a key part in global marketing.

Here’s who we deemed the top three commercial voice actors: Wynne Evans, Larry Kenney, and Elsa Petit.

Not only do these commercial voice actors promote products, but many have become synonymous with the brand itself. Their ability to build strong brand identities with their voices is truly astounding.

To read more about their careers and to discover the whole list of the best commercial voice actors, check out the full article.

Top 10 Best Commercial Voice Actors

 

Best Talking Toy Voice Actors

This unique niche of voice acting is not to be ignored, as toy voice actors are some of the most underrated, helping to shape our childhoods and bring magic into our lives. These voice actors must embody the toy they are portraying while keeping children engaged and spark their imaginations through their vocal performances.

Whether it’s a cuddly teddy bear, a heroic action figure, or a playful doll, toy voice actors play a crucial role in creating memorable and beloved toys for young audiences.

Here’s who we think are the top three talking toy voice actors: Chris Anthony Lansdowne, Teddy Ruxpin, and Tony Pope.

These exceptional voice actors have brought a wonder and playfulness to the toys they have voiced, creating characters that inspire imagination and play. Their performances are timeless, continuing to capture the hearts of children from several generations – it is a true testament to their skill.

To find out more about their careers and the remaining list of talking toy voice actors, read the full article.

Top Talking Toy Voice Actors

 

Best Disney Voice Actors

Disney voice acting is arguably one of the most prestigious and sought after roles in the voice acting industry, with many actors becoming synonymous with the characters they portray. Being able to capture the essence and charm of a Disney character takes true skill, and we believe these voice actors have shown just that.

Here’s who we’ve deemed the top three Disney voice actors: Jim Cummings, Anika Noni Rose, and John Ratzenberger.

These exceptional voice actors have left their mark in the Disney universe, bringing joy, laughter, and tears to audiences around the world. Their talent continues to inspire generations of fans and voice actors alike, making them true legends in the world of Disney voice acting.

To read more about their portrayals and check out the full list, read our blog!

Top 10 Disney Voice Actors

 

Conclusion

From the iconic voices of TV to the immersive performances in video games, these voice actors have left an undeniable mark on industry. Their ability to capture the essence of characters and connect with audiences is a testament to their craft.

As we celebrate their achievements, let’s continue to appreciate and honour the voices that shape our favourite stories and characters.

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Chloe McWhinnie

By Chloe McWhinnie

Writer, motorsports enthusiast, and Scotland native Chloe is passionate about literature, anime, Overwatch, and all things creative.

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