Veterans of Disney/Pixar Voice-Actingby ztmillers-2 | created - 04 Oct 2013 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public
For most people, voicing a character in a Disney animated movie is a once in a lifetime opportunity, but a lucky few get that chance more than once. Here are some of those lucky few.
I am only listing work done for Pixar or Walt Disney Animation Studios, hence why Jodi Benson's work for "Lady" is not credited for Disney Toons Studios "Lady and the Tramp 2," among others. Also, I am only documenting substantial contribution to Disney films. Voice actors credited for "additional voices," are appreciated, but I won't be adding them to the list.
This is a list I will continue to update as Disney continues to add more voice acting veterans to their count and as I discover more instances of one person voicing multiple characters. Feel free to point out any that I have missed. Just keep in mind the criteria I have listed above, and also keep in mind that I don't check this list daily, so it will likely be some time before I even see your comments.
Thanks and enjoy.
1. John Goodman
Actor | 10 Cloverfield Lane
John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best ...
Sulley--Monster's Inc. Franchise Pacha--Emperor's New Groove Big Daddy Lebouf--Princess and the Frog
Actor | Cheers
John started the improvisational comedy group, "Sal's Meat Market", in Bridgeport, Connecticut, while a student at Sacred Heart University, located in Fairfield/Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was later affiliated with the ensemble group, "The Downtown Cabaret". Coincidentally, he was a friend of Susan...
Ham--Toy Story series PT Flea--a bug's life Abominable Snowman--Monsters Inc. franchise Charade Fish--Finding Nemo Underminer--Incredibles Mack--Cars franchise Mustafa--Ratatouille John--WALL*E Construction Foreman Tom--Up Gordon--Brave Fritz--Inside Out
3. Jodi Benson
Actress | Toy Story 3
Jodi Benson, a native of Rockford, Illinois, has received worldwide recognition and critical acclaim as the voice of Ariel in the Academy Award-winning Walt Disney animated feature film, The Little Mermaid (1989), as well as the bubbly voice of Tour Guide Barbie in Disney's Toy Story 2 (1999), ...
Ariel--Little Mermaid Barbie--Toy Story series
4. Alan Tudyk
Actor | Rogue One
Alan Tudyk was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in Plano, where he attended Plano Sr. High. In 1990, he went on to study drama at Lon Morris Jr. College. While there, he was awarded the Academic Excellence Award for Drama. He was also named Most Likely to Succeed and Sophomore Beau. During this ...
King Candy--Wreck-it Ralph Duke of Weselton--Frozen Alistair Krei--Big Hero 6 Duke Weaselton--Zootopia Hei-Hei--Moana
Actress | Alice in Wonderland
Kathryn Beaumont was just ten years old when she was chosen for the voice of Alice, in Disney's animated version of the classic children's tale, Alice in Wonderland (1951). Walt Disney was so impressed with Kathryn's long curly blonde hair, sparkling eyes and acting ability, that he chose her as ...
Alice--Alice in Wonderland Wendy--Peter Pan
Actress | Sleeping Beauty
Eleanor Audley was born on November 19, 1905 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Elinore Zellman. She was an actress, known for Sleeping Beauty (1959), Cinderella (1950) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964). She died on November 25, 1991 in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lady Tremaine--Cinderella Maleficent--Sleeping Beauty
7. Phil Harris
Actor | The Jungle Book
A bandleader of the 1940s and a radio, film, and TV actor who always seemed to imply allegiance to the former Confederate States of America. Was a principal of long standing among the comedian Jack Benny's radio retinue, parlaying his popularity into his own radio series, in which his wife, Alice ...
Baloo--The Jungle Book Thomas O'Malley--Aristocats Little John--Robin Hood
Actress | Sense and Sensibility
Emma Thompson was born on April 15, 1959 in Paddington, London, into a family of actors - father Eric Thompson and mother Phyllida Law, who has co-starred with Thompson in several films. Her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well. Her father was English-born and her mother is Scottish-born. ...
Captain Amelia--Treasure Planet Queen Elinor--Brave
9. Monica Evans
Actress | Robin Hood
Abigail Gabble--The Aristocats Maid Marian--Robin Hood
10. Carole Shelley
Actress | Robin Hood
Though English-born, Carole Shelley spent almost her entire award-winning career in the theatre in America, becoming one of Broadway's mainstays and a true pioneer of the American theatre.
Shelley was born in London, England, to Deborah (Bloomstein), an opera singer, and Curtis Shelley, a composer. ...
Amelia Gabble--The Aristocats Lady Cluck--Robin Hood Fate--Hercules
11. Sebastian Cabot
Actor | The Jungle Book
Sebastian Cabot was born on July 6, 1918 in London, England as Charles Sebastian Thomas Cabot. He was an actor, known for The Jungle Book (1967), The Time Machine (1960) and The Sword in the Stone (1963). He was married to Kathleen Rose Humphreys. He died on August 22, 1977 in North Saanich, ...
Sir Ector--Sword in the Stone Bagheera--The Jungle Book Narrator--The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
12. Craig Ferguson
Writer | I'll Be There
By August of 1994, Craig Ferguson was established as one of Great Britain's leading comedians - he had just had huge success at the Edinburgh Festival. In January 1995 he moved to Los Angeles where he now works as an actor-writer-director-producer-creator.
Owl--Winnie the Pooh Lord Macintosh--Brave
13. Verna Felton
Actress | Sleeping Beauty
Verna Felton had extensive experience on the stage and in radio before she broke into film and television. Her trademarks was her distinctive husky voice and her no-nonsense attitude. She was quite in demand for voiceover work, as evidenced by her roles in Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (...
Elephant Matriarch/Mrs. Jumbo--Dumbo Fairy Godmother--Cinderella Queen of Hearts--Alice in Wonderland Aunt Sarah--Lady and the Tramp Flora--Sleeping Beauty Winifred--The Jungle Book
14. Barbara Luddy
Actress | Sleeping Beauty
Barbara Luddy was born on May 25, 1908 in Great Falls, Montana, USA. She was an actress, known for Sleeping Beauty (1959), Lady and the Tramp (1955) and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977). She died on April 1, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Lady--Lady and the Tramp Merriweather--Sleeping Beauty Mother Rabbit+Little Sister--Robin Hood Kanga--The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Popular American character actor of amusing appearance and voice whose long career led from dozens of highly enjoyable onscreen performances to world-wide familiarity as the voice of numerous Walt Disney animated films. Born in the American Deep South to grocer Sterling P. Holloway Sr. and Rebecca ...
Mr. Stork--Dumbo Adult Flower--Bambi Cheshire Cat--Alice in Wonderland Kaa--The Jungle Book Roquefort--The Aristocats Winnie the Pooh--The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
16. Lea Salonga
Actress | Mulan
Lea Salonga began her singing career at the age of ten, when she recorded her first album, Small Voice. She also hosted her own musical TV show, "Love, Lea". She starred in "Miss Saigon" and was then offered the role of the singing voice of Jasmine in the Disney film Aladdin (1992). She has ...
Jasmine (singing voice)--Jasmine Mulan (singing voice)--Mulan
17. Bill Thompson
Actor | Peter Pan
Bill Thompson was born on July 8, 1913 in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA as William H. Thompson. He was an actor, known for Peter Pan (1953), Lady and the Tramp (1955) and Sleeping Beauty (1959). He was married to Mary Margaret McBride. He died on July 15, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
White Rabbit+Dodo--Alice in Wonderland Mr. Smee--Peter Pan Jock+Joe+Dachsie+Policeman--Lady & the Tramp King Hubert--Sleeping Beauty Uncle Waldo--Aristocats
18. Edie McClurg
Actress | Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Born on July 23, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri, Edie McClurg began her performing career at age five with the oxymoronic Kansas City Rhythm Kids. She retired when the dance teacher was arrested on a morals charge for "dating" the tall and lissome, yet underage, star dancer in the troupe. That ...
Carlotta--The Little Mermaid Dr. Flora--a bug's life Minny--Cars Mary--Wreck-it Ralph Gerda--Frozen
Actor | M*A*S*H
David Ogden Stiers was born in Peoria, Illinois, to Margaret Elizabeth (Ogden) and Kenneth Truman Stiers. He moved with his family to Eugene, Oregon, where he graduated from North Eugene High School in 1960. At the age of twenty, he was offered $200 to join the company of the Santa Clara ...
Cogsworth--Beauty and the Beast Ratcliffe/Wiggins--Pocahontas Archdeacon--Hunchback of Notre Dame Mr. Harcourt--Atlantis: The Lost Empire Jumbaa--Lilo & Stitch
20. Brad Garrett
Actor | Everybody Loves Raymond
Standing 6 feet 9 inches tall, Garrett grew up in Woodland Hills outside of Los Angeles. His father was a hearing aid specialist working in geriatrics and his mother was a housewife. Garrett spent a whopping six weeks at UCLA before going into stand-up comedy full time. He began performing his act ...
Dim--a bug's life Bloat--Finding Nemo Chef Gusteau--Ratatouille Hook-Handed Thug--Tangled
21. Jim Cummings
Actor | Christopher Robin
Born James Jonah Cummings on November 3, 1952, he grew up in Youngstown, Ohio.
Sooner or later, he moved to New Orleans. There, he designed Mardi Gras floats, was a singer, door-to-door salesman, and a Louisiana riverboat deckhand.
Then Cummings moved to Anaheim, California, where he started his ...
Winnie the Pooh/Tigger--Winnie the Pooh Razoul--Aladdin Ed/Scar (last verse of "Be Prepared)--Lion King Chief Powhatan (singing voice)/Kekata (singing voice)--Pocahontas Ray--Princess & the Frog
22. Wallace Shawn
Actor | The Princess Bride
American character actor and writer Wallace Shawn has one of those fun, mischievously homely faces just made to entertain. Though he got out of the starting gate rather slowly, he has since excelled on stage, television and film while managing to turn himself into a winner with his loser-type looks...
Rex--Toy Story franchise Mr. Huph (Bob Parr's boss)--The Incredibles Principal Fetchit--Chicken Little
23. Joan Cusack
Actress | In & Out
Actress Joan Cusack was born in New York City, New York, and is the daughter of Nancy (née Carolan) and Dick Cusack. Her father was an advertising executive, writer and actor, and her mother was a math teacher. Her siblings - Susie Cusack, John Cusack, Ann Cusack and Bill Cusack also act. Her ...
Jessie--Toy Story franchise Abby Mallard--Chicken Little
24. John Fiedler
Actor | 12 Angry Men
Typical of busy character actors, Fiedler made his face (and voice) recognizable to millions. Many know the bald-pated Fiedler as therapy patient "Mr. Peterson" on The Bob Newhart Show (1972); others might first recognize him for the 1968 movie, The Odd Couple (1968), and spin-off TV show, The Odd ...
Piglet--The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Porcupine--The Fox and the Hound Deacon Owl--The Rescuers Sexton Mouse--Robin Hood Rudy (old man who throws off Kuzco's groove)--The Emperor's New Groove
25. Martha Wentworth
Actress | One Hundred and One Dalmatians
Martha Wentworth was born on June 2, 1889 in New York City, New York, USA as Verna Martha Wentworth. She was an actress, known for One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), The Sword in the Stone (1963) and The Stranger (1946). She was married to Albert Stuart Otto. She died on March 8, 1974 in ...
Nanny--101 Dalmatians Mad Madam Mim--The Sword in the Stone
26. Tony Jay
Actor | The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Tony Jay was born on February 2, 1933 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Time Bandits (1981) and Beauty and the Beast (1991). He was married to Marta MacGeraghty and Kathy Rogers. He died on August 13, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Monsieur D'Arque--Beauty and the Beast Judge Claude Frollo--The Hunchback of Notre Dame Storybook Narrator--Treasure Planet
27. Mindy Kaling
Actress | The Office
Mindy Kaling was born on June 24, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Vera Mindy Chokalingam. She is an actress and producer, known for The Office (2005), Inside Out (2015) and Wreck-It Ralph (2012).
Taffyta Muttonfudge--Wreck-it Ralph Disgust--Inside Out
28. Richard Kind
Actor | Inside Out
Richard Kind, a Drama Desk Award winner and Tony nominee for the Broadway hit The Big Knife, is an accomplished stage, screen and television actor who continues to redefine the term character actor. Kind is starring as Sam Meyers in the Amazon Original Series Red Oaks (2014). He appeared in the ...
Molt--a bug's life Bing-Bong--Inside Out
29. Whoopi Goldberg
Actress | Ghost
Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in...
Shenzi--The Lion King Stretch--Toy Story 3
30. Jenifer Lewis
Actress | The Princess and the Frog
Jenifer Lewis is one of Hollywood's most familiar faces, with more than 300 appearances in film and television. Dubbed a "national treasure" by TV Guide.com, Jenifer stars on the hit show Black-ish (ABC), where her hilarious portrayal of "Ruby Johnson" earned her a nomination for the 2016 Critics ...
Flo--Cars franchise Mama' Odie--Princess & the Frog
31. Bonnie Hunt
Actress | Jumanji
Bonnie Hunt was born on September 22, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Bonnie Lynn Hunt. She is a producer and writer, known for Jumanji (1995), Return to Me (2000) and The Green Mile (1999). She was previously married to John Murphy.
Rosie--a bug's life Flint (simulator supervisor)--Monsters Incorporated Sally--Cars franchise Dolly--Toy Story 3 Mike's Teacher--Monsters University Bonnie Hopps--Zootopia
32. Katie Lowes
Actress | Wreck-It Ralph
Katie Lowes was born in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Katie Quinn Lowes. She is an actress, known for Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Scandal (2012) and Super 8 (2011). She has been married to Adam Shapiro since June 23, 2012. They have one child.
Candlehead--Wreck-it Ralph Abigail Callaghan--Big Hero 6
33. Kristen Bell
Actress | Frozen
Kristen Anne Bell (born 1980) is an American actress and singer. She was born and raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, and is the daughter of Lorelei (Frygier), a nurse, and Tom Bell, a television news director. Her ancestry is Polish (mother) and German, English, Irish, and Scottish (father). ...
Anna--Frozen Priscilla the sloth--Zootopia
34. Idris Elba
Actor | Beasts of No Nation
An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped...
Chief Bogo--Zootopia Fluke--Finding Dory
35. Cheech Marin
Actor | Born in East L.A.
Cheech Marin was born on July 13, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Richard Anthony Marin. He is an actor, known for Born in East L.A. (1987), Tin Cup (1996) and Up in Smoke (1978). He has been married to Natasha Rubin since August 8, 2009. He was previously married to Patti Heid and Rikki ...
Tito--Oliver and Company Banzai--The Lion King Ramone--Cars franchise
36. Jesse Corti
Actor | Beauty and the Beast
Jesse Corti was born on July 3, 1955 in Venezuela. He is known for his work on Beauty and the Beast (1991), Zootopia (2016) and Heist (2015). He is married to Julietta Marcelli. They have two children. He was previously married to Laura Lyn Deberardino.
LeFou--Beauty and the Beast Mr. Manchas--Zootopia
37. Eva Gabor
Actress | The Rescuers
Eva Gabor was born on February 11, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary, to Jolie Gabor (née Janka Tilleman) and Vilmos Gabor (born Farkas Miklós Grün), a soldier. Her older siblings were Magda Gabor, an actress, and Zsa Zsa Gabor, an actress and socialite. Her parents were both from Jewish families. She went...
Duchess--The Aristocats Miss Bianca--The Rescuers/The Rescuers Down Under
38. Wayne Knight
Actor | Jurassic Park
Actor Wayne Knight achieved television immortality assaying the role of the frenetic mailman "Newman", nemesis of the eponymous lead character in the classic TV series Seinfeld (1989). He also appeared in Jurassic Park (1993) as "Dennis Nedry" and in one of the most notorious scenes in American ...
Tantor--Tarzan Al the Toy Collector--Toy Story 2 Demetrius--Hercules
39. Bud Luckey
Actor | The Incredibles
Bud Luckey was born on July 28, 1934 in Billings, Montana, USA as William Everett Luckey. He is known for his work on The Incredibles (2004), Winnie the Pooh (2011) and Toy Story 3 (2010). He died on February 24, 2018 in Newtown, Connecticut, USA.
Eeyore--Winnie the Pooh Chuckles--Toy Story 3 Mr. Dicker--The Incredibles
40. Jennifer Tilly
Actress | Bound
An actress who always attracts audiences' attention, Jennifer Tilly is by turns funny, sexy, compassionate, compelling and often all at once. She burst onto the scene playing the tone deaf Monica Moran in The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), opposite brothers Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges. She has been ...
Monsters Inc--Celia Home on the Range--Grace
41. Peter Sohn
Actor | The Good Dinosaur
Peter Sohn was born on October 18, 1977 in New York, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Good Dinosaur (2015), Monsters University (2013) and Ratatouille (2007). He is married to Anna Chambers.
Emile--Ratatouille Squishy--Monsters University The Collector--The Good Dinosaur
42. Tom Kenny
Actor | SpongeBob SquarePants
Tom Kenny grew up in East Syracuse, New York. When Tom was young he was into comic books, drawing funny pictures and collecting records. Tom turned to stand-up comedy in Boston and San Francisco. This led to appearances on every cable show spawned by the stand-up epidemic of the '80s and '90s as ...
Mr. Willerstein (science teacher)--Meet the Robinsons Rabbit--Winnie the Pooh
43. Laurie Metcalf
Actress | Lady Bird
Laurie Metcalf was born June 16, 1955 in Carbondale, Illinois, the oldest of three children of Libby (Mars), a librarian, and James Metcalf, a budget director. She was raised in Edwardsville, Illinois. Laurie attended Illinois State University, where she obtained her bachelor of arts in theater in ...
Andy's Mom--Toy Story franchise Lucille Robinson--Meet the Robinsons Mrs. Hawkins--Treasure Planet
44. Candy Candido
Actor | Peter Pan
Candy Candido was born on December 25, 1913 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Jonathan Joseph Candido. He was an actor, known for Peter Pan (1953), The Great Mouse Detective (1986) and Plunderers of Painted Flats (1959). He was married to Anita Bivona. He died on May 19, 1999 in Los Angeles, ...
Indian Chief--Peter Pan Maleficent's Goons--Sleeping Beauty Captain Crocodile--Robin Hood Fidget the Bat--The Great Mouse Detective
45. J. Pat O'Malley
Actor | The Jungle Book
J. Pat had a warm smile, twinkling eyes, and an Irish name. He was born in Burnley, England, and began his acting career in British musical halls. J. Pat came to the USA at the outbreak of World War II. He also worked on the Broadway stage during the 1940s and 1950s. J. Pat was a very familiar face...
Tweedle-Dee+Tweedle-Dum+Walrus+Carpenter+Curious Oysters--Alice in Wonderland Jasper+Colonel--101 Dalmatians Colonal Hathi+Buzzie the Vulture--The Jungle Book
46. Pat Buttram
Actor | Robin Hood
The son of a circuit-riding Methodist preacher in rural Alabama, Pat Buttram became one of America's best-known comic entertainers. He left Alabama a month before his 18th birthday to attend the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. An announcer from radio station WLS was on hand to interview members of the ...
Napoleon--Aristocasts Robin Hood--Sheriff of Nottingham The Rescuers--Luke The Fox & the Hound--Chief
Actor | Frasier
David Hyde Pierce was born on 3 April 1959 in Saratoga Springs, New York, USA. He is the youngest child of George and Laura Pierce (both deceased) and has two older sisters (Barbara and Nancy) and an older brother (Thomas). As a child, he was very interested in music (particularly piano) and ...
Slim--a bug's life Doctor Dobbler--Treasure Planet
48. Octavia Spencer
Actress | Hidden Figures
Spencer is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, which she claims is the proverbial buckle of the Bible belt. She's the sixth of seven siblings and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. A "closet" lover of acting, this practical Alabamian knew that she'd someday work in the film industry, ...
Mrs. Otterton--Zootopia Manticore--Onward
Actress | Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus was born on January 13, 1961, in the New York City borough of Manhattan, to Judith (LeFever), a special needs tutor and author, and Gérard Louis-Dreyfus, a billionaire businessman. Her parents divorced when she was young, and she spent her childhood in Washington, D.C., and New ...
Princess Atta--a bug's life Laurel Lightfoot--Onward