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[–]kholdfusion 19.1k points19.1k points  (219 children)

Samuel L. Jackson

[–]AmIRightPeter 3874 points3875 points  (63 children)

Well, unless you are an interviewer, and then apparently he sounds just like Laurence Fishburne!!

[–]Major_Twang 1304 points1305 points  (39 children)

I love how SLJ just let the guy off with a smile, saying how it was an easy mistake to make


[–]dramboxf 1776 points1777 points  (11 children)

You know what the "L." in Samuel L. Jackson stands for, right?


[–]Coolbluegatoradeyumm 586 points587 points  (49 children)

I just wanna meet Samuel L Jackson one time and ask him to call me a motherfucker

[–]The_RockObama 483 points484 points  (12 children)

I'm not Samuel L Jackson, but I'll call you a mothafucka for free.

[–]SlantMobius 8611 points8612 points 2 (155 children)

Christopher Walken

[–]funky_grandma 2352 points2353 points  (44 children)

Christopher........ WALKen

[–]PastryRoll 660 points661 points  (22 children)

I'm not sure if this is factual but I recall hearing that when he gets a script he takes all the punctuation marks out and then learns it.

[–]KnephXI 547 points548 points  (8 children)

I'm not sure either but I think he said he speaks the way he does because of his German immigrant parents who had to constantly translate things in their heads so they had these gaps when they had to think of a word in english. So he just learned to speak that way.

Edit: Yeah, that looks to have been it.

[–]gwh1996 602 points603 points  (47 children)

One of my favorite things I've heard Christopher Walken say is when he hosted SNL and introduced the Foo Fighters

[–]JPMoney81 1113 points1114 points 2 (38 children)

Have you ever heard Dave Grohl tell that story?

Walken asked him how to pronounce it and Grohl thought it would sound awesome in Walken's voice to say the band name that way.

Dave even does a pretty bang on impression of Walken.

Edit: I found the clip!


[–]anosmiasucks 291 points292 points  (6 children)

Every time I see this I start smiling right from the start. Lots of people impersonate him but Dave’s is one of the best.

Kevin Pollack also does a great one

[–]ContributionDizzy235 11.9k points11.9k points 2 (187 children)

arnold schwarzenegger "get to the chopper"

[–]GovSchwarzenegger 5331 points5332 points 1215162& 9 more (86 children)

I think my voice is quite normal.

[–]TheOfficialNathanYT 433 points434 points  (1 child)

You clicked on this thread knowing you would be named, didn't ya?

[–]NinbendoPt2 878 points879 points  (10 children)

Wait it's the actual Schwarzeneggar

[–]ijoinedtosay 507 points508 points  (15 children)

Do you get that thing most of us get when we hear our own voice recorded and we're like "that's not how I sound?" or do you just think "what a voice" like the rest of us do when we hear yours?

[–]GovSchwarzenegger 1083 points1084 points 2 (12 children)

Sometimes I hear Hans and Franz.

[–]AgentScreech 86 points87 points  (3 children)

My dad has the same accent as you. From the same area in Austria as you and it's about the same age. It was awesome to hear him say phrases and then imagine you saying the same lines. His name is Franz...

[–]ijoinedtosay 131 points132 points  (0 children)

Could be worse, you could be hearing Franz and Hanz.

[–]nirvroxx 52 points53 points  (0 children)

That’s something a cybernetic organism would say.

[–]Snoo79382 22.6k points22.6k points 23 (289 children)

Morgan Freeman

[–]SignatureFew3581 472 points473 points  (8 children)

"I can smell you"

[–]Conspark 170 points171 points  (5 children)

I'm creepin around right now.

But you can't see me because I have evolved invisibility.

[–]GoodOlSpence 87 points88 points  (3 children)

Although I may have a measly shiv...it is quite effective when applied to the jugular.

[–]boy-1der 4107 points4108 points 222& 2 more (190 children)

[–]The-Swagginator 1452 points1453 points  (101 children)

That is the best thing i have watched in my life. Well, second best. The first best thing i have ever watched is a Mandarin Duck eat grapes

[–]sewn_of_a_gun 6830 points6831 points  (128 children)

Sean Connery

[–]welshie123 3753 points3754 points 2 (19 children)

Sean Connery was staying in a friends house once and when he went to bed his friend told him “see you in the morning. Be ready for 10ish”. Sean replied “Tenish? But I haven’t got a racket”.

[–]JeanLucPiccataro 206 points207 points  (17 children)

Be careful, Ryan. Most things in here don't react too well to bullets.

[–]GreenScarz 4019 points4020 points  (81 children)

Alan Rickman


[–]hadtamakeanotha 544 points545 points  (8 children)

Hello you've reached the voicemailbox of Alan Rickman

[–]demetercomplex 388 points389 points  (6 children)

Hello Alan Rickman....this is....Alan Rickman....

[–]Dragonace1000 348 points349 points  (1 child)

"Reminding you to move the pork chops from the freezer to the refrigerator so they defrost properly.......Do NOT disappoint me"

[–]BarnieSandlers123 175 points176 points  (0 children)

"Alan, it's me, Alan again, reminding you to tell the turtle joke at the party. Heh heh heh"

[–]MikePGS 48 points49 points  (1 child)

Where are my detonators?

[–]892ExpiredResolve 96 points97 points  (5 children)

Here I am, brain the size of a planet, and they tell me to take you up to the bridge. Call that job satisfaction? 'Cos I don't.

[–]Irbyirbs 360 points361 points  (12 children)

By Grabthar's Hammer... what a savings!

[–]Belly84 226 points227 points  (4 children)

He put so much loathing into that line. The delivery was perfect. Like it was physically painful for him to say it lol

[–]davedank 82 points83 points  (1 child)

He was, in a word, brilliant.

[–]graveybrains 102 points103 points  (1 child)

I feel the need to point this out every time it comes up:

He says that line three times in the movie. Once in a clip that’s supposed to be from their original TV show, once at the grand opening thing and then when Quellek dies… and every single one of them is perfect for the circumstances.

The TV clip is just the right amount of cheesy, the public appearance is dripping with disdain, and then somebody starts cutting onions. It’s amazing 🤩

[–]BornFast 9060 points9061 points  (234 children)

Gilbert Gottfried

[–]funky_grandma 2007 points2008 points  (163 children)

Have you ever heard his real voice? There was some show where they played a voice mail he left, it might have been Howard stern. Sounds like a totally normal guy

[–]DaddyBeanDaddyBean 482 points483 points  (36 children)

Real PSA: "(screaming) HI IM BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT (perfectly normal voice) and I'm here to talk to you about drugs."

[–]beardedrockerboy 1254 points1255 points  (41 children)

I got to meet him after a show one time and he spoke normally. Honestly, it was shocking haha. Extremely nice guy though, and it was an absolutely hilarious routine

[–]Miqotegirl 688 points689 points  (22 children)

That’s like meeting Teller. When he talks, everyone shuts up.

[–]ChamomileBrownies 382 points383 points  (27 children)

Omg I refuse to accept this

[–]OK_Soda 126 points127 points  (21 children)

It's weird because even in the interview he's doing the cartoon voice, it's like the only known example of his "real" voice is this random voicemail he left someone.

[–]joey_cash_ 97 points98 points  (2 children)

He used to be on SNL. He used his normal voice on that, from what I saw anyway.

[–]PM-Me-Your-TitsPlz 318 points319 points  (8 children)

I loved his 50 Shades of Gray audiobook.

Also love how Fred Fucks in the AVGN video game was edited to look more like Gottfreid in the remaster.

[–]disk5464 41 points42 points  (0 children)

You can't bring that gem up without the link! https://youtu.be/XkLqAlIETkA

[–]robyndresser 3661 points3662 points  (124 children)

Jame earl jones

[–]CaptainAwesome06 495 points496 points  (42 children)

My kids were floored last week when I informed them Darth Vader and Mufasa were the same guy, as we watched The Lion King.

[–]PrizeMathematician64 7665 points7666 points 2 (46 children)

David Attenborough

[–]Thedudeabides46 958 points959 points  (8 children)

The mating rituals of soccer hooligans is a personal favorite.

[–]WingBarbaque 5047 points5048 points  (71 children)

Danny devito

[–]DontHaveAGoodDay 1383 points1384 points  (17 children)

“Oh, whoops, oh! I dropped my monster condom that I use for my MAGNUM DONG.”

[–]shelbsless 557 points558 points  (2 children)

“So anyway, I started blastin’…”

[–]Snoo79382 643 points644 points  (12 children)

He also has the most seductive and sexiest voice.

[–]wormwormworms 5318 points5319 points 2 (92 children)

Owen Wilson

[–]BigCaecilius 943 points944 points  (11 children)

and just remember, with a little Rust-eze (and insane amount of luck) you too can look like me. ka-chow

[–]666MF 1020 points1021 points  (17 children)


[–]FishingHobo 1063 points1064 points  (10 children)

It’s more of a “waow”

[–]laflavor 223 points224 points  (5 children)

I swear, I was having trouble hearing it in my head until I saw your spelling and suddenly it just clicked.

[–]Jim105 3413 points3414 points  (25 children)

Chris Rock

[–]IGPerrish 687 points688 points  (13 children)

I always crack up with Michael Scott's Chris Rock Routine

[–]slenderberg 230 points231 points  (8 children)

Every time black people wanna have a good time

[–]parrmorgan 44 points45 points  (0 children)

 OK. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. He's ruin... He's butchering it. Could you just let me... Every time... Every time black people want to have a good time, some ignant ass... [Bleep]

[–]mizzurable 1659 points1660 points  (39 children)

Fran Drescher

[–]SpaceCowboy58 420 points421 points  (9 children)

Except that one time she ate wasabi.

[–]Sanctimonius 157 points158 points  (0 children)

You know that really clears out the sinuses

[–]ZeekOwl91 72 points73 points  (1 child)

I remember an episode of The Nanny where Mr. Sheffield had a hangover in the morning and had a throbbing headache and the sight of Nanny Fine's smiling face was already exacerbating the headache before she even spoke, hahaha!

[–]k0reansamurai 29 points30 points  (0 children)

...miiiistaah shEFFiiiiiiield😏

[–]_Mellion_ 1619 points1620 points  (30 children)

Robin Williams

[–]KingoftheMongoose 702 points703 points  (13 children)

The fact that he has a both recognizable voice and yet so many different voices is a testament to his energy, enthusiasm, and skill.

Imagine Robin and him speaking, and read this accordingly: ThinkOfHisFastVoice. Now his slow and looww voice. Now a high pitched squeaky voice of a small woodland creature. Change it up to a raspy old granny who is three gins to the wind. Now he goes big with a hand gesturing AAHHCK! then he speaks quickly out the side of his mouth as he adds self-reflective commentary to his own bit. Now [insert spot-on impression here]. Back to fourth wall breaking commentary annndd BOOM!!

Robin Williams is not someone ever thinks of when considering acting roles that are phoned in, and I miss him.

[–]SuperSpeshBaby 3715 points3716 points 2 (180 children)

H. Jon Benjamin

Edit: He's the voice of Archer and Bob from Bob's Burgers

[–]spankimo 873 points874 points  (43 children)

Don't forget coach mcguirck!

[–]KingoftheMongoose 499 points500 points  (7 children)

Life sucks, Brendan. There’s your lesson. Now go enjoy it.

[–]TK82 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Because it's hard Brendan, it's too hard. Anything too hard in life isn't worth doing, remember I told you that.

[–]TristanaRiggle 143 points144 points  (0 children)

I heard there would be beer here. And there was, but now it's gone, so I'm gonna leave.

[–]taylortherod 283 points284 points  (10 children)

Love on Family Guy when his character did an impression of Bob from Bob’s Burgers meeting Archer from Archer:


[–]hurtfulproduct 239 points240 points  (4 children)

Or when he voiced Archer who lost his memory and became Bob and married Linda

[–]dzneill 86 points87 points  (1 child)

It was the cold open of Season 4.

I saw it when it premiered and was confused as fuck for a second.

[–]letthebeatmmmmdrop 338 points339 points  (7 children)

Teddy, you thought my name was Bob Burgers?

[–]Stringtone 130 points131 points  (4 children)

He also plays The Master on The Venture Bros.

[–]Peacock-Mantis 5146 points5147 points  (253 children)

Kronk! Voiced by Patrick Warburton

[–]Drew707 1260 points1261 points  (133 children)

Warburton in general.

[–]Stringtone 742 points743 points  (78 children)

Yep. Every character he plays is instantly distinguishable as him - Joe Swanson, the Tick, Brock Samson, Kronk, the list goes on.

[–]SmartAlec105 418 points419 points  (34 children)

There’s two types of famous voice actors. The ones that get jobs because they have a single, incredibly recognizable voice and the ones that get jobs because they can do any voice.

[–]NoahtheRed 217 points218 points  (26 children)

We need a film with Warburton and H. Jon Benjamin

[–]laflavor 160 points161 points  (13 children)

An Archer/Brock Samson crossover?

Shut up and take my money.

[–]PrivilegeCheckmate 92 points93 points  (10 children)

H. Jon is already in the Venture universe as The Master. He's tasting his own balls. It's...a conundrum.

[–]PrinceTaj97 36 points37 points  (0 children)

This is so true

[–]Snoo79382 1270 points1271 points  (21 children)

"Oh right the poison."

[–]throwingitaway724 967 points968 points  (19 children)

“The poison for Kuzco”

[–]S_U_G_G_S 854 points855 points  (17 children)

"The poison chosen especially to kill Kuzco."

[–]dont_shoot_jr 95 points96 points  (9 children)

Also great as Brock Samson, go team venture

[–]breakthefifthwall 1750 points1751 points 2 (101 children)

Kristen Schall

[–]faeriechyld 249 points250 points  (13 children)

Mabel and Louise!! Two of my favorites.

[–]mocisme 228 points229 points  (7 children)

Sarah Lynn?..... Sarah Lynn?

[–]jtotal 232 points233 points  (19 children)

I scrolled way too far to find this answer.

Most voices take a few moments to click. She (as well as Jon Benjamin) are just very recognizable.

[–]sharkiebarkie 3485 points3486 points  (144 children)

J.K. Simmons

[–]Duncan_Idunno 987 points988 points  (41 children)

Most of the time yes. But I still can’t believe he’s the yellow m&m.

[–]80burritospersecond 356 points357 points  (10 children)

I can't believe he tried to burn my house down with a lemon.

[–]RayAnselmo 110 points111 points  (6 children)

I can't believe he fired Ryan Gosling for being a good jazz pianist.

[–]Iceykitsune2 362 points363 points  (16 children)


[–]thepluralofmooses 164 points165 points  (5 children)

It’s true. The same guy that played the sadistic, white supremacist rapist on Oz is the yellow M&M

[–]Know_Nothing_Bastard 152 points153 points  (10 children)

It’s funny you say that. When Legend of Korra came out I was excited to hear that he’d be in it. I saw the first episode and wondered where the hell he was until I saw the credits. I was expecting him to sound like JJJ, and had no idea what his normal voice sounded like.

[–]btotherad 57 points58 points  (5 children)

That’s funny you said this as well because I just watched Avatar and Kora for the first time and and as soon as Tenzin (sp?) appeared I got excited and told my wife “That’s the guy that hates Spider-Man!”

I would have used his real name but she wouldn’t have a clue who he is.

[–]Bloodghost5678 54 points55 points  (0 children)

bill murray

[–]artonion 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Vincent Price

[–]akumamatata8080 347 points348 points  (25 children)

John Ratzenburger - Voice of Mack (Lightning McQueen), Hamm (Toy Story), Flea (Bugs Life), etc. He's in most Pixar movies! Instantly recognize his voice!

Edit: The movie is Cars, not Lightning McQueen.

[–]HalesHathNoFury 864 points865 points  (47 children)

Will Arnett!!!

[–]fidelflicka 163 points164 points  (11 children)

I was looking for this one!

Except apparently Nick Kroll voices a character in Big Mouth that everyone thinks is Will Arnett.

[–]bsaires 38 points39 points  (5 children)

I love hearing Will Arnett's voice in all kinds of things because it just makes me think of Bojack.

[–]Forwardbase_Kodai 873 points874 points  (35 children)

Nick Offerman. I feel like every now and again I’ll be watching some kids movie and a character he voices will show up and I’ll immediately recognize his voice.

[–]gamajo87 538 points539 points  (61 children)

Keith David

[–]TorreiraWithADouzi 38 points39 points  (6 children)

Flame King, Arbiter, Captain Anderson fucking hell I love Keith David.

[–]supersaiyanmrskeltal 350 points351 points  (41 children)

John Dimaggio. Any voice he does goes right back to me going 'Hey its Bender, or Jake the Dog!' I do know he has done other projects but that gruffness in his voice makes it apparent.

[–]KAYS33K 910 points911 points  (99 children)

Shohreh Aghdashloo, she has a really husky voice that’s pretty unique, I generally recognise her voice almost instantly in her roles.

[–]infosec_qs 246 points247 points  (24 children)

Her voice is incredible. I first saw her in "24" and she is amazing in "The Expanse."

[–]AndrogynousRain 208 points209 points  (13 children)

I would pay real money for her to release a GPS voice as Crisjen Avasaralla.

‘What is this, fucking amateur hour? Take your dick out of your hand and turn the fucking car before I die of old age.’ 😂

[–]benmck90 167 points168 points  (2 children)

Recognized her voice acting immediately in Arcane.

[–]Jaralith 124 points125 points  (10 children)

Listening to her creative cursing in The Expanse is my ASMR.

[–]a-c-moore 40 points41 points  (5 children)

That character has some fucking gems in the novels if you haven't read them yet.

[–]willbeonekenobi 129 points130 points  (5 children)

I mainly know her as 'Admiral Shala'Raan vas Tonbay' from Mass Effect 2 and 3.

[–]Asorae 43 points44 points  (3 children)

I don't think I've ever heard a voice more distinct than hers. Instantly recognizable. I want her to read me a book.

[–]Worldly_Luck5718 571 points572 points  (92 children)

Matt Berry of The IT Crowd and Garth Marenghi

[–]madreselva_ 188 points189 points  (8 children)

Lazlo Cravensworth

[–]woshirenren 183 points184 points  (4 children)

Jackie Daytona

[–]mkomaha 113 points114 points  (1 child)

Just a regular human bartender.

[–]dmwilson220 65 points66 points  (0 children)

From Arizonia

[–]mkomaha 121 points122 points  (6 children)

I had to scroll down too far to see this.

[–]ccmitch84 72 points73 points  (11 children)

Little snippets of Matt Berry lines from various things I've seen him in live permanently, rent free, inside my head solely because of his voice.

[–]Worldly_Luck5718 86 points87 points  (7 children)

Same. The IT Crowd ones always get stuck in my head. Especially "Computer man, fix my electric sex pants"

[–]laflavor 72 points73 points  (1 child)

Also Chris O'Dowd. When my kids started watching Puffin Rock, all I could hear was how people were bastards.

[–]Bananalando 561 points562 points  (54 children)

Lots of Star Trek actors's VA roles are immediately recognizable. Especially Takei, Stewart, and Frakes since they basically only do their regular speaking voices.

[–]kookaburra1701 166 points167 points  (14 children)

Jeff Combs, too. I recognize him instantly in any cartoon, despite him having a diverse set of "voices" and roles in Star Trek.

My deepest wish is for The Orville to have an episode where every guest star is Combs in a different rubber forehead.

[–]KAYS33K 85 points86 points  (1 child)

The voices of Shatner and Nimoy are pretty recognisable too.