7 Actors Who Voice More Than One of Your Favorite Characters

Rugrats, Nickelodeon, Gravity Falls, Disney Channel, The Simpsons, Fox
Nickelodeon; Disney Channel; Fox

Unlike the many onscreen actors that you know and love, voice actors in the world of animation can occasionally fly under the radar with the work that they do. Many, even from the most popular of animated programs, such as The Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers, take on several projects at once or throughout their career, and yet fans of theirs don’t always make the audible connection without being able to put a face to the name.

Some of our most beloved voices of TV and film have been by the same notable actor or performer, so we decided to make a list of some of these talented stars who lent a hand to more of your favorite characters than you may have realized.

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Tom Kenny, Spongebob Squarepants, Adventure Time, Rick and Morty
Nickelodeon; Cartoon Network; Adult Swim

Tom Kenny

As the voice of the one and only SpongeBob SquarePants, Tom Kenny has been a household voice, but not necessarily name, for the last two-plus decades. The voice actor is known for his role of the legendary yellow sponge on Nickelodeon and takes part in all of the specials for the children’s franchise. Tom Kenny does a lot outside ofSpongeBob, though, including a fantastic role as the Ice King (AKA Simon) onAdventure Time and the terrifying and lovable Squanchy onRick and Morty. These are some of the biggest shows in animation and Kenny has played a huge part in that for the fans of him, fans of these shows and fans of quintessential modern animation.

Kristen Schaal, Bob's Burgers, Gravity Falls, Toy Story 3
Disney Channel; Pixar; Fox

Kristen Schaal

For many, Kristen Schaal’s voice is one so clear and so obvious that it is hard to not notice when she’s playing a new character. Best known for her iconic role as Louise Belcher onBob’s Burgers, Schaal has also lent her vocal talents to Mabel onGravity Falls and Trixie inToy Story 3,Toy Story 4 and much of theToy Story TV and film franchise after joining the animated family in 2010. It might be obvious, as well, but all these characters are Schaal’s signature: a youthful, edgy and wholly their own person, even among an ensemble.

Jenny Slate, Bob's Burgers, Big Mouth, Adventure Time
Fox; Netflix; Cartoon Network

Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate is an actress, comedian, writer and voice actor who has an abundance of credits to her name. Some of her most notable are Tammy fromBob’s Burgers and the Huntress Wizard fromAdventure Time. For the first three seasons ofBig Mouth on Netflix, Slate voiced Missy as well. The stand-up stepped down from voicing the biracial character in the upcoming Season 4; the overalls-clad middle schooler will be voiced by Ayo Edebiri, a writer on the series.

Fox; Pixar; CBS

John Goodman

You might know him fromRoseanne orThe Connors, butJohn Goodman is so much more than his Golden Globe award-winning role of Dan Conner. Goodman has played some of the most iconic characters in animation, from Frosty the Snowman inFrosty Returns, just one of the many Frosty TV specials that people whip out during the holiday season, to Sully inMonsters, Inc. and the entireMonsters, Inc. franchise, fromMonsters University to the upcoming Disney series,Monsters at Work. He also had another memorable holiday role as the hysterical, dangerous and unforgettable Robot Santa inFuturama. Talk about a wide range of characters!

Nancy Cartwright, The Simpsons, Animaniacs, Rugrats
Fox; Fox; Nickelodeon

Nancy Cartwright

From Bart Simpson to Chuckie Finster, Nancy Cartwright has been a soundtrack of our childhood, adolescence and adulthood. The actress has never just dabbled in her craft, but instead threw herself full force into the world of animated television and film, voicing some of our favorite characters. The skateboarding son of Homer onThe Simpsons, the redheaded troublemaker fromRugrats, and even the whimsical Mindy from the originalAnimaniacs series have all been portrayed by Cartwright herself. The voice actress has proved that she has no voice acting niche, just pure talent.

Jim Cummings, Winnie the Pooh, Looney Tunes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Fox; Disney; Warner Bros.

Jim Cummings

One of the biggest names in Hollywood voice acting is Jim Cummings. He has played more beloved characters in animation since the beginning of his career four decades ago than one can even imagine. Just a small handful of his critically acclaimed and globally recognized voice acting work includes the likes of both Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, the Tasmanian Devil fromLooney Tunes, and Shredder from the originalTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. His work also has taken him toCatDog,The Mickey Mouse Playhouse,DuckTales,Curious George and more! (A lot more: 400 or more roles level more.)

Kristen Bell, Frozen, Teen Titans Go!, Central Park
Disney; Cartoon Network; Apple TV+

Kristen Bell

Princess Anna of Arendelle is one of the 21st century’s most well-known characters in the animation world. InFrozen andFrozen II, as well as everyFrozen themed spin-off show, short or film, Anna is voiced by none other thanKristen Bell. Some know her fromThe Good Place and others fromVeronica Mars, but Bell is also an accomplished voice actress. She does the voice of Jade Wilson inTeen Titans Go! and formerly voiced Molly on the animated seriesCentral Park. (Central Park is a musical cartoon sitcom that came to Apple TV+ this year created by Loren Bouchard ofBob’s Burgers. Similar to Slate, Bell stepped down from her position on the show: her character, Molly, was a biracial woman.)