Meet The Actors Behind Your Favorite TV/Movie Animals

There are so many iconic talking animals that we absolutely love. We've committed their voices to memory and adore the actors' performances, but if we passed them on the street, we wouldn't even know it. Here are what the actors behind 17 of our favorite TV and movie animals look like IRL.


1. Wishbone the Dog


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Wishbone was voiced by comedian Larry Brantley

2. Brian Griffin

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Like many characters on Family Guy, Brian is voiced by Seth MacFarlane.

3. Scooby Doo

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Scooby Doo has been voice by a handful of actors, but most iconically by Don Messick, who voiced the animated, crime-solving pup from 1969-1997.

4. The Cat In The Hat

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The Cat in the Hat has also been voiced by several actors over the years, but most famously by Allan Sherman.

5. Sebastian


Sebastian from The Little Mermaid was voiced by Samuel E. Wright.

6. Winnie the Pooh

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Winnie the Pooh's most iconic voice came from Sterling Holloway.

7. Tigger


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Tigger has had a few voices in his time on the big screen, but Jim Cummings picked up the mantle for The Tigger Movie.

8. Dug

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Dug from Up was voiced by Bob Peterson.

9. The Tramp


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The Tramp from Lady and the Tramp was voiced by Larry Roberts.

10. Lady


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Lady was voice by actress Barbara Luddy, who was also the talent behind Merryweather in Sleeping Beauty, Kanga in the classic Winnie the Pooh movies, and Rover in 101 Dalmatians among other animated Disney favorites.

11. Max Goof

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Your cartoon crush Max Goof was voiced by Jason Marsden, who you might remember as Nelson from Full House.

12. The Cheshire Cat

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The classic Cheshire Cat was voiced by Sterling Holloway. Yes, the same Sterling Holloway who provided the voice of Winnie the Pooh.

13. Garfield


In the classic cartoon Garfield and Friends, Lorenzo Music voiced the lasagna-loving cat.

14. Zazu


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Zazu from The Lion King was voiced by Mr. Bean himself, Rowan Atkinson.

15. Gary from SpongeBob


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Gary, SpongeBob's meowing pet snail, was voiced by Tom Kenny.

16. Mojo Jojo

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In the original Powerpuff Girls, villain Mojo Jojo was voiced by Roger L. Jackson.

17. Nala


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Nala from The Lion King was voiced by Niketa Calame.

18. Snoopy


Snoopy from our beloved Peanuts cartoons was voiced by Bill Melendez.