All of Your Favorite Cartoon Characters Were Voiced by the Same Actors

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Pamela Adlon
Pamela Adlon
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Known best today as Louis C.K.’s acerbic love interest on Louie, Adlon’s most noteworthy vocal contributions have been Bobby Hill and Recess’ tough lady Spinelli, as well as Milo on The Oblongs and a variety of Disney characters on series like Quack Pack (Dewey Duck), Jungle Cubs (Baloo), and 101 Dalmations (Lucky).
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Maurice LaMarche
Maurice LaMarche
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From the early ‘80s on, LaMarche has been omnipresent in the cartoon scene: he gave us Chief Quimby on Inspector Gadget, Mr. Wilson on Dennis the Menace, Destro on G.I. Joe, Egon Spengler in every animated adaptation of Ghost Busters, Helga’s beeper-toting father on Hey Arnold!, and — best of all — the (ostensibly) smarter half of Pinky and the Brain.
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Christine Cavanaugh
Christine Cavanaugh
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You’d be hard pressed to find a ‘90s cartoon — be it on Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, or the Disney Channel — that didn’t feature Cavanaugh: she starred as Chuckie Finster on Rugrats and the eponymous boy genius on Dexter’s Laboratory, and also gave Aaahh!! Real Monsters its Oblina, Darkwing Duck its Gosalyn, Sonic the Hedgehog its Bunnie, and The Critic its young Marty Sherman. But Cavanaugh’s biggest performance? The starring role in Babe.
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Nancy Cartwright
Nancy Cartwright
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The first of a few Simpsons vets on the list, Cartwright’s chief legacy will forever be a line of Bort license plates. In addition to the Devil’s cabana boy, Carwright has voiced Kim Possible’s naked mole-rat Rufus, Animaniacs’ troublesome toddler Mindy, Jay Sherman’s younger sister Margo on The Critic, and inherited the role of Chuckie Finster after Cavanaugh left Rugrats in 2002. Cartwright also provided the squeaks of the ill-fated toon shoe in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
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Dan Castellaneta
Dan Castellaneta
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Cartwright’s TV dad, Castellaneta continues to supply Homer Simpson with that inimitable thickheaded charm that fueled our sleepless FXX marathons through the back half of August; Castellaneta also imbues Springfield with the ramblings of Abe Simpson, the belches of Barney Gumble, and the wily rants of Groundskeeper Willie. Outside of The Simpsons, he has voiced the likes of Grandpa on Hey Arnold!, the Genie on the television incarnation of Disney’s Aladdin, and the titular hero on Earthworm Jim.
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Phil LaMarr
Phil LaMarr
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Long after the losing his life (and head) in a speed bump-incurred bout of friendly fire in Pulp Fiction, that LaMarr got into the voice acting game, breathing life into Samurai Jack himself, the small screen version of Osmosis Jones, The Justice League’s Green Lantern, and Futurama’s resident bureaucrat Hermes Conrad.
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Tress MacNeille
Tress MacNeille
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Though she has more credits to her name than one can count, MacNeille’s foremost character is likely Dot Warner of Animaniacs (though she applied a similar timber to Babs Bunny on Tiny Toon Adventures). Additionally, MacNeille’s voice can be found in every corner of Springfield, taking the form of Agnes Skinner, bullies Dolph and Jimbo, and many others. Like Simpsons costar Castellaneta, MacNeille also plays a familial role on Hey Arnold!, voicing the main character’s eccentric grandmother.
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Rob Paulsen
Rob Paulsen
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Another Warner sibling makes the list: Paulsen voiced Yakko throughout the run of the series, as well as Pinky its its Pinky and the Brain segments and eventual spin-off show. Before his Animaniacs days, though, Paulsen made his way through the major action franchises of the 1980s: G.I. Joe (playing Snowjob and Tripwire), Jonny Quest (playing Hadji), and best of all, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (playing none other than Raphael).
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Kath Soucie
Kath Soucie
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Soucie deserves extra credit for playing both Phil and Lil on Rugrats, as well as for helping to save the world from litter (and general malaise) aas Linka on Captain Planet. She also upheld the royal order on Sonic the Hedgehog as Princess Sally and Earthworm Jim as Princess-What’s Her-Name, and portrayed Helga’s liquor-loving mother on Hey Arnold and a variety of characters on James Bond Jr.
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Frank Welker
Frank Welker
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Perhaps the most prolific voice actor of our time, Welker started out as Scooby-Doo’s Fred Jones and, eventually, graduated to playing the titular Great Dane. Since the 1960s, he has played cartoon heroes and villains of varying repute, including Megatron, Droopy Dog, Abu, Dynomutt, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Darkseid, Inspector Gadget’s Dr. Claw, The Jetsons’ pet Orbitty, G.I. Joe’s Torch, Fangface, a ton of Smurfs, the U.S. presidents in a Charlie Brown special, the Devil in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Kermit the Frog and Skeeter on Muppet Babies, Bo, Booker, and Sheldon on Garfield, Bigfoot in A Goofy Movie, Flit in Pocahontas, Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat, Thaddeus Plotz and Ralph on Animaniacs, and many, many more.
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Billy West
Billy West
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Finally, a personal favorite. For some of us, West will always be Doug Funnie. For others, he's Futurama's clueless good guy Fry (not to mention Prof. Farnsworth and Dr. Zoidberg). But West has also voiced Ren and Stimpy's Stimpy, Woody Woodpecker, various incarnations of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, and (oddly) a character named Walter White on an obscure show in 2000 called Poochini.

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