So when it comes to the acting career, we all usually acknowledge the actors in the particular motion picture, simply because the actor’s physical body can be seen and all his acts can be seen protruding from his or her lips. But when it comes to the world of animations and CGI, we are easily intrigued by the acts of the display of matrices and poly-metrics which appear in various forms in order to satisfy our visual and entertainment needs. But we easily waive the true voices behind this iconic characters, and this is gonna be my point of interest on today’s post. Today I am going to highlight my top 5 voice actors, and may I emphasize that this is in my own opinion, so feel free to add your own points in the comment.
5) Mark Hamill
“Gee, I just killed my half metal father and now I am at a ball,the force is really strong with me”
Now I know what most of us know him for his role as the famed lightsabre-dueling son of Darth Vader, but there is more, Mark Hamill is the dubious voice behind the Joker in both the Batman Arkham games and other various Batman installments. I decided to put up this particular picture because this looks way better than his sixty year old counterpart at present. But nevertheless, he has done various awesome voice roles either in the pilot of the series or in several episodes from Rocket Power to Afro Samurai: Ressurection and various video games. He has added various additional voices that actually don’t suck but would be felt if he messed them up. As for the Joker, Mark Hamill has always impressed in whatever Batman animation he might have voiced the Joker. Even at his current age, he still utilizes his voice box to entertain us, I personally think that he deserves an ample recognition.
4) Tara Strong
” hmm, I would really like to voice Marilyn Monroe in an animated short”
Now this is a really talented voice behind various iconic characters (even the “i luv you” function on Ted in the movie Ted). She voiced iconic characters like Bubbles from Power Puff Girls to Omi in Xiaolin Showdown. As a singer, she has also proven that she is a versatile person. She has starred in a number of cartoons that we matured while watching like Fairly Odd Parents, Rugrats, Teen Titans, Ben 10 and many more. She has also done a lot of English language localisations of Japanese anime like Spirited Away. At a graceful age of thirty nine, Tara Strong has entertained us through various television media with her vocal talent and I cannot wait to see her next performance.
3) John DiMaggio
“I am gonna come for the next Comic-Con with blackjacks and hookers”
“Bite my shiny metal ass”. I would be damned if I did not included John DiMaggio to the list. Bender, the foulmouthed,alcoholic and suicidal robot is my favorite character in the animated show Futurama. He has also done some really memorable characters including the beefed up locust-crushing war veteran, Marcus Fenix from the Gears of War franchise (still cant wait for GOW: Judgement Day). He has voiced several other characters like the Joker, Jake the dog and even the incoherent Rico from Madagascar. In all, John DiMaggio is an excellent voice actor who never fails to impress his viewers.
2) Dee Bradley Baker
” Sheesh, I wonder if people actually act movies with their bodies in it”
Now this man is a singer/comedian/former game show host and also an awesome *wait for it* voice actor. He is known for his role as Klaus Heissler in the American Dad TV series. He also voiced the Olmec head from the popular Mayan game show The Legends of the Hidden Temple. He equally voiced the six footed bovine acrophiliac named Appa and the winged lemur, Momo from Avatar: The Last Airbender. He has voiced various interesting characters from different media sources that we enjoy including Captain Rex and Commander Cody from the Clone Wars franchise. Dee Bradley Baker has never failed to accomplish an awesome character and he would not fail us any time soon. I look forward to his next projects.
1) Nolan North
“Drake in the animus, battling locust hordes? Now I’d like to voice that”
The list would be incomplete without adding my favorite voice actor, from Uncharted to Assassin’s Creed to Gears of War to Batman: Arkham City to……….puff *phew*. Trust me it is an endless list, but nevertheless Nolan North is an accomplished voice actor who is responsible for several remarkable voice works. He has been labelled “the nearest thing the games industry has to a bona fide leading man.” I can not speak enough about his awesomeness, as of recent, it has been announced that he would be voicing Deadpool in the upcoming Deadpool video game, which I cannot wait for. Nolan North is also set to star in J.J. Abrams Star Trek sequel, which I am highly anticipating. In all, Nolan North is a highly versatile voice actor with a specific take on the animated world.
This concludes my analysis on my top favorite voice actor, as usual feel free to air out your opinions.