Disney Voice Actors

The best Disney voice actors are actors who have left an indelible and long-lasting mark on the minds and memories of moviegoers of all ages throughout the years for their scene-stealing performances in Disney animated features. These are voice actors who have great command over their diction and monologue, and who are capable of bringing forth the called-for emotion just at the right time in their voiceover performance.

  1. Jeremy Irons. Remember "The Lion King"? Remember Uncle Scar? Well, if you do, there's a great chance that you remember Jeremy Irons' tour-de-force performance as the personification of evil…as far as evil can be represented in a cartoon lion, that is. Irons' admirable command of the English language and his distinctly uppercrust and disdainful, British accent lent just the right tone of menace to Scar, who did everything in his power to steal little, young Simba's right to the throne of Pride Rock, including murdering Simba's father, Mufasa. Admit it: After Irons' performance, you never looked at lions the same way again.
  2. Robin Williams. Back in 1992, there was a little Disney movie called "Aladdin," which set all kinds of box-office records at the time for its day for an animated film. A sizeable part of that success was because of Williams' voicework as the Genie. Due to Williams' knack for seemingly having multiple personalities in the sheer number of impressions he could do, the Genie came off as a pop culture-referencing, wise-cracking and smart alechy comedian who could leave the audience in stitches.
  3. Keith David. Keith David is a legend among Disney animation fans for one piece of work alone: "Gargoyles," the seminal and ground-breaking, animated series from Disney that ran for a few years from 1994 to 1996. While he also voiced a character in 2009's "The Princess and the Frog," Keith David is immortalized among animation fans for his vocal portrayal of Goliath, the fearsome-yet-loyal gargoyle leader. David's voicework for Goliath ranged from the most highly educated-sounding, Shakespeare-like recitations of dialogue to the most primal and raw growls of fury that one would expect from a gargoyle leader.
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