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Zootopia Cast: The Voice Actors Behind the Characters

From the largest elephant to the tiniest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a huge metropolis where mammals live and thrive together.

Following Judy Hopps, the first rabbit to join the police force, she learns the hard way just how tough life in the big city can be – but she’s determined to prove herself. So, when the chance to solve a mysterious case falls into her lap, she is eager to solve it.

Unfortunately for this eager bunny, solving that case means working with Nick Wilde, a sneaky fox that leads a life of shallow crime.

Let’s take a look at the Zootopia cast behind these iconic characters.

Meet the Judy Hopps voice actor

Meet the Judy Hopps voice actor
Meet the Judy Hopps voice actor
  • Judy Hopps
  • Upbeat

Energetic and optimistic bunny Judy Hopps is voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin, best known for her on-screen role as Snow White in ABC’s Once Upon a Time series. The Zootopia cast member also features in Law & Order as Maya.

Judy has a dream of making the world a better place by following her dream of joining the police force in Zootopia, despite facing scepticism due to her species and size.

Nevertheless, Judy remains determined and resourceful, often going above and beyond to prove herself. Her journey to solve the mysterious missing persons case of Mr. Otterton teaches her about the complexities and bigotry that resides in Zootopia.

Judy Hopps truly embodies the metropolises slogan: “Anyone can be anything.”

Meet the Nick Wilde voice actor

Meet the Nick Wilde voice actor
Meet the Nick Wilde voice actor
  • Nick Wilde
  • Cocky

This ‘sly fox’ is voiced by American actor Jason Bateman, who many will know from his role in Arrested Development as Michael Bluth and Juno as Mark. The Zootopia cast member has some brief voice acting experience, voicing himself in The Simpsons.

First introduced as a sly fox that is cunning and street-smart, Nick Wilde soon reveals himself as a loyal and brave partner. He admits he had to put on the front due to the prejudices he faced in the city – a similar experience to Judy.

Throughout Zootopia, Nick proves himself to Judy through the power of friendship, winning the hearts of audiences.

Meet the Chief Bogo voice actor

Meet the Chief Bogo voice actor
Meet the Chief Bogo voice actor
  • Chief Bogo
  • Gruff

Hard-headed Chief Bogo is voiced by none other than English actor Idris Elba. The Zootopia cast member is known for a myriad of roles, from Heimdall in Thor: Ragnarok to Luther in the series Luther.

Police Chief Bogo values efficiency over small talk, he is at first very sceptical of Judy due to her lack of experience and size. He also is hesitant to trust Nick due to his prejudices against foxes.

However, Chief Bogo reluctantly gives them both a chance on the missing Otter case, eventually respecting their unique abilities they bring to the force. He is an incredibly deep and occasionally sarcastic character with unwavering integrity.

Meet the Dawn Bellwether voice actor

Meet the Dawn Bellwether voice actor
Meet the Dawn Bellwether voice actor
  • Dawn Bellwether
  • Nasal

Assistant Mayor Bellwether is voiced by American actress Jenny Slate, best-known for her roles in The Secret Life of Pets and Venom. The Zootopia cast member has a tad more experience voice acting than most on this list.

Bellwether is the assistant to the Mayor of Zootopia who is initially supportive of Judy Hopps but often sidelined and ignored by Mayor Lionheart. Later, Bellwether becomes mayor when the city grows a distrust towards predator mammals, using Judy as a PR tool.

Her darker side reveals itself when she betrays Judy and Nick, attempting to eliminate them before they can expose her plot against predator mammals in Zootopia.

Meet the Officer Benjamin Clawhauser voice actor

Meet the Officer Benjamin Clawhauser voice actor
  • Nate Torrence
  • IMDb
Meet the Officer Benjamin Clawhauser voice actor
  • Officer Benjamin Clawhauser
  • Enthusiastic

Officer Clawhauser is voiced by Ohio-born actor Nate Torrence, who many may know from his role as Devon in She’s Out of My League and Lloyd in Get Smart. The Zootopia cast member also features in The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers as Gabe.

Bubbly and enthusiastic Clawhauser is obsessed with popstar Gazelle, which he talks about constantly as the receptionist at the ZPD. His friendly nature sometimes gets him in trouble unintentionally, such as calling Judy ‘cute’ which he profusely apologies for once noticing his mistake.

Clawhauser’s upbeat personality and genuine kindness make him a lovable and memorable character in Zootopia.

Meet the Bonnie Hopps voice actor

Meet the Bonnie Hopps voice actor
Meet the Bonnie Hopps voice actor
  • Bonnie Hopps
  • Caring

Motherly figure Bonnie Hopps is voiced by American actress Bonnie Hunt, best-known for her role as Sarah in the original Jumanji movie. The Zootopia cast member can also be found in The Green Mile and Rain Man.

Mother to protagonist Judy, Bonnie is initially hesitant about her daughters dream of joining the police force in Zootopia, urging her to become a carrot farmer with her family.

Despite this, Bonnie and her husband Stu attend Judy’s ZPD graduation with pride. Throughout the film, Bonnie is a loving mother, consistently video calling Judy and supporting her while she’s in the big city.

Meet the Stu Hopps voice actor

Meet the Stu Hopps voice actor
Meet the Stu Hopps voice actor

Stu Hopps is voiced by Canadian writer and producer Don Lake, recognisable from his roles in Dumb & Dumber To and tv series Space Force. The Zootopia cast member has also written and produced several shows, such as Maniac Mansion and Life with Bonnie.

 Stu is the caring and emotional father of Judy, who is also initially hesitant about his daughters dreams due to his protective nature. However, he becomes immensely proud of Judy’s achievements.

Stu was also previously prejudice towards predators – like most prey within Zootopia – but overcame this thanks to his daughters influence and introducing him to Nick Wilde.

Meet the Mayor Leodore Lionheart voice actor

Meet the Mayor Leodore Lionheart voice actor
Meet the Mayor Leodore Lionheart voice actor
  • Mayor Leodore Lionheart
  • Punchy

Mayor of Zootopia, Leodore Lionheart, is voiced by American actor J.K Simmons, famous for his role as J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man movies. The Zootopia cast member can also be found in La La Land as Bill and Juno as Mac MacGuff.

Seemingly noble and charming Mayor Lionheart is excellent at portraying the right public image for the residents of Zootopia. While behind the scenes, the mayor is impatient and sarcastic, especially towards his assistant Bellwether.

Lionheart is driven by a fear of public panic and potential harm, so hides the knowledge he has about the missing mammal cases within the city. In the end though, he acknowledges his controversial actions and ditches his political façade.

Meet the Mrs. Otterton voice actor

Meet the Mrs. Otterton voice actor
Meet the Mrs. Otterton voice actor

Caring Mrs. Otterton is voiced by Alabama-born actor Octavia Spencer, best-known for her roles as Sue Ann in Ma, Minny Jackson in The Help, and Dorothy in Hidden Figures.

Mrs. Otterton, wife of missing otter Emmitt, is a deeply emotional character that is in deep distress due to her husband’s disappearance. In Chief Bogo’s office, she is visibly on the verge of tears, showing her deep anguish.

However, when Judy takes on Emmitt’s case, she becomes hopeful and expresses her gratitude towards Judy.

Meet the Emmitt Otterton voice actor

Meet the Emmitt Otterton voice actor
  • None
Meet the Emmitt Otterton voice actor
  • Emmett Otterton
  • None

Despite being mentioned consistently throughout the movie as his disappearance sparks the mystery of the missing predator’s, Emmitt Otterton does not speak in the film.

Shot with a night howler serum, Emmitt succumbs to the potions effects and turns savage. His wife, Mrs. Otterton, seeks help from the ZPD – leading Judy to investigate further despite her Chief officer’s hesitation.

Judy and Nick eventually track Emmitt down to Cliffside Asylum, where he and 13 other mammals are being held captive. After the Cliffside conspiracy is exposed, Emmitt returns to his wife.

Meet the Gazelle voice actor

Meet the Gazelle voice actor
Meet the Gazelle voice actor
  • Gazelle
  • Foreign

Zootopia popstar Gazelle is voiced by fellow famous popstar Shakira, who also features in multiple talent shows as a judge and demonstrates her acting skills throughout her music videos.

Humble and kind-hearted popstar Gazelle is an advocate for equality among all Zootopia residents – predator and prey alike. She has a passion for singing and uses her platform to promote harmony in the city.

Gazelle’s actions reflect her beliefs too – all her dancers are predators, despite being prey herself. She serves as an inspirational figure throughout the movie.

Meet the Yax voice actor

Meet the Yax voice actor
Meet the Yax voice actor
  • Yax
  • Relaxed

Chilled Yax is voiced by Canadian actor and writer Tommy Chong, best-known for his roles as Leo in That ‘90s Show and himself in Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park. The Zootopia cast member has also written multiple shows, such as Still Smokin and Nice Dreams.

Yax is as laid-back and enlightened as they come, running the Mystic Spring Oasis within Zootopia.

Despite first appearances, he demonstrates great intelligence and an excellent memory when he remembers critical information for Judy to advance her investigation.

Meet the Duke Weaselton voice actor

Meet the Duke Weaselton voice actor
Meet the Duke Weaselton voice actor
  • Duke Weaselton
  • Sleazy

Duke Weaselton is voiced by Texan-born actor Alan Tudyk, best-known for his roles in Star Wars: Rogue One and I, Robot. You’ll also find the Zootopia cast member in A Knight’s Tale alongside Heath Ledger.

Snide and conniving Duke Weaselton is motivated purely by greed, engaging in shallow criminal activates like bootlegging and petty theft.

However, when confronted with his crimes, Weaselton becomes cowardly and flees the scene – leaving Judy and Nick to chase him down.

Meet the Flash voice actor

Meet the Flash voice actor
Meet the Flash voice actor
  • Flash Slothmore
  • Slow

Flash is voiced by Emmy Award-winning director Raymond S. Persi, who you can thank for a handful of The Simpsons episodes. The Zootopia cast member has some voice acting experience, voicing minor characters in movies such as Ralph Breaks the Internet, Frozen, and Minions: The Rise of Gru.

While Flash might be extremely slow, his friendly and polite demeanour make up for it – along with his passion for dad jokes.

The sloth is well-acquainted with Nick and aids him and Judy in their investigation – albeit slowly.

Meet the Mr. Big voice actor

Meet the Mr. Big voice actor
Meet the Mr. Big voice actor
  • Mr. Big
  • Nasal

Crime boss Mr. Big is voiced by Canadian-American voice actor Maurice LaMarche, known for his roles as Brain in Pinky and The Brain and Morbo in Futurama. The Zootopia cast member can also be found in a multitude of other animations, from Looney Tunes to Batman: Arkham City.

Mr. Big is a shrew crime boss with a strong sense of respect and loyalty – he’s the mob boss of Zootopia. While running organised crime, he has a strong code of ethics and prefers to steer away from violence.

Family is immensely important to Mr. Big, stemming from his close bond with his Grandmama. He extends this family loyalty to Emmitt Otterton and Judy, who treat him with great respect and positivity.

Meet the Gideon voice actor

Meet the Gideon voice actor
  • Phil Johnson
  • IMDb
Meet the Gideon voice actor
  • Gideon Grey
  • Stupid

Red fox Gideon Grey is voiced by writer and actor Phil Johnston, best-known for producing Ralph Breaks the Internet and Grimsby.

Gideon starts off as a rude and mean character that lacks intelligence, reinforcing beliefs that foxes are untrustworthy. He bullied Judy when they were both children but turns a new leaf later in the film.

Gideon straightens out his life, becoming one of the best pastry chef’s in Judy’s hometown and showing genuine remorse for his behaviour towards Judy when they were younger.

Meet the Finnick voice actor

Meet the Finnick voice actor
Meet the Finnick voice actor
  • Finnick
  • Deep

Finnick is voice by basketball player turned actor Tom Lister Jr, best-known for his roles in The Dark Knight, Friday, and The Fifth Element. The Zootopia cast member is the go-to in the industry for gruff, musclebound bodyguard characters.

Finnick the fennec fox is initially introduced as part of a scam with Nick, posing as his son to con people into giving them money. Despite his small demeanour, Finnick plays a key role in the pairs crime operations, making jumbo-pops to re-sell for profit.

Throughout the film, Finnick shows a mutual respect towards Judy for her intelligence and cunning.

Meet the Jerry voice actor

Meet the Jerry voice actor
Meet the Jerry voice actor
  • Jerry Jumbeaux Jr.
  • Rough

Jerry the elephant is voiced by famous voice actor John DiMaggio, best-known for his role as Bender in Futurama and Jake the Dog from Adventure Time. The Zootopia cast member has also featured in shows like Modern Family, The League, and Better Call Saul.

Jerry Jumbeaux Jr. is the owner of an ice cream café in Zootopia that is extremely prejudice towards Nick when serving him jumbo-pops. Jerry refuses to serve Nick and his ‘son’ stating, “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.”

Meanwhile, Judy overhears the ordeal and steps in accusing Jerry Jr. of health code violations as his co-worker scoops up the ice cream with his trunk. Jerry’s behaviour is a great highlight of the prejudices that exist in Zootopia.

Meet the Nangi voice actor

Meet the Nangi voice actor
  • Gita Reddy
  • IMDb
Meet the Nangi voice actor
  • Nangi
  • Abrupt

Nangi is voiced by actor Gita Reddy, best-known for Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson and Never Have I Ever. The Zootopia cast member has also featured in NCIS: Los Angeles and Law & Order.

Nangi meets Judy and Nick in the Mystic Spring Oasis and is portrayed as very dismissive and disagreeable. She speaks in a disinterested manner and doesn’t seem to care about the missing mammal case.

When asked about Mr. Otterton, she claims not to remember him – alluding to either genuine forgetfulness or total disinterest.

Meet the Fru Fru voice actor

Meet the Fru Fru voice actor
  • Leah Latham
  • IMDb
Meet the Fru Fru voice actor
  • Fru Fru
  • Girly

Fru Fru, Mr. Big’s daughter, is voiced by production manager Leah Lathan, who has had only one other voice acting role in Disney’s Big Hero 6 as a minor character. The Zootopia cast member is mostly a producer, having worked on films like Frozen, Wreck-it Ralph, and Raya and the Last Dragon.

Fru Fru is first seen shopping in Little Rodentia, where she is nearly crushed by a rogue donut sign but is saved by Judy and Nick.

Later in the film, Fru Fru interrupts her father while he is about to ‘ice’ Judy and Nick, reminding him of his promise to not do so on her wedding night. She also recognises Judy as the bunny who saved her, leading to Mr. Big thanking and sparing them for saving his beloved daughter.

Meet the Priscilla voice actor

Meet the Priscilla voice actor
Meet the Priscilla voice actor
  • Priscilla Tripletoe
  • Friendly

Priscilla the sloth is voiced by famous actor Kristen Bell, best known for her roles in Frozen, Gossip Girl, The Good Place, and Ralph Breaks the Internet. The Zootopia cast member has significant amounts of experience providing voice over for shows and movies.

Priscilla works at the DMV with Flash, appearing when Flash turns to her while serving Judy and Nick to tell her a joke – causing a further delay and frustration.

She is seen again at the end of the film dancing slowly with Flash at Gazelle’s concert.

Meet the Fabienne voice actor

Meet the Fabienne voice actor
  • Fabienne Rawley
  • IMDb
Meet the Fabienne voice actor

News reporter Fabienne is voiced by Fabienne Rawley, an editor known for Raya and the Last Dragon and Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Fabienne is the news reporter for Zootopia, reporting on a caribou being mauled by a savage polar bear at the beginning of the film – noting it as the 27th attack of its kind. She also reports on a peace rally organised by popstar Gazelle.

The reporter then also appears at the end of the film to cover Bellwether’s downfall.

Chloe McWhinnie

By Chloe McWhinnie

Chloe is Voquent's marketing connoisseur. She has a passion for anime, gaming, all things automotive, and writing. She's the one usually replying to you on our socials!

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