List of famous male voice actors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male voice actings list contains the most prominent and top males known for being voice actings. There are thousand of males working as voice actings in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic voice actings have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you’re a male aspiring to be a voice acting then the people below should give you inspiration.
Where would the voice-over profession be without Mel Blanc? We dare ask, but not reply. While he started his sixty-two-year (!) career in radio, his claim to immortality originated in the Golden Age of American animation. Over the years, he voiced countless characters for Warner Bros’ Looney Tunes, starting with the inimitable Bugs Bunny himself.
While having “Eh, what’s up, Doc?” on your resume is mighty impressive, Mel was not one for resting on his laurels. During his exclusive tenure with Warner, The Man of a Thousand Voices (as he was colloquially known) gave life to a veritable all-star cast of Looney Tunes legends. Here are just a few:
Pepé Le Pew
Marvin the Martian
If that’s not enough, check out the mind-blowing length of the Looney Tunes characters voiced by Mel list. Helps put things into perspective, huh? If that reframes the Golden Age of Animation as Mel Blanc talking to himself, it’s because it pretty much was. Not content with this, he went on to voice plenty of Hannah-Barbera characters as well when his exclusivity with Warner ended.
If there was a pantheon for voice actors, Mel Blanc would definitely be in it. His talent, versatility, and prolificity will never be forgotten.
James Earl Jones
Jones was a quiet child who had a problem with stuttering, until it was recommended he tried acting lessons to help control it. He says that stuttering can still affect him, so he has to think very carefully about his words before speaking.
When George Lucas was looking for an actor with a deep voice similar to Orson Welles for the role of Darth Vader in Star Wars, Jones got the nod, which opened up a huge opportunity for the actor. Jones went on to roles in The Empire Strikes Back and The Return Of The Jedi, but chose not to have his voice talent credited in the two earlier movies, a telling sign of his humility.
Jones has continued to act in very diverse roles, but his voice is always unmistakeable. This is the man who has been a ‘father’ to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, played King Jaffe Joffer to Eddie Murphy’s prince in Coming To America, and voiced the real King of Lions, Mufasa. (Say it again… Mufasaa!)
Seemingly narrating everything from episodes of The Simpsons to every CNN promo, he has even had the dubious honour of being one of only three people to voice Maggie Simpson.
He is one of the most recognisable deep-voiced actors to have worked in film or television.
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (; born October 26, 1973) is an American actor, animator, filmmaker, comedian, and singer. MacFarlane is the creator of the TV series Family Guy (1999–present) and The Orville (2017–present), and co-creator of the TV series American Dad! (2005–present) and The Cleveland Show (2009–2013). He also wrote, directed, and starred in the films Ted (2012), its sequel Ted 2 (2015), and A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014). MacFarlane is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied animation. Recruited to Hollywood, he was an animator and writer for Hanna-Barbera for several television series, including Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Dexter’s.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of amazing voice actors. Remember, with tenacity, effort, professionalism, and a knack for vocal improvisation, voice acting is a profession that’s within the reach of many.