Voice Actors
January 31, 2003 8:42 AM   Subscribe

Hearing deja vu? It's true, the crew of a few are the voice of a who or two.
posted by pedantic (13 comments total)
I appreciate the sentiment, but isn't it kind of a questionable pursuit to reproduce a fraction of the information already publicly available in the IMDB?
posted by vraxoin at 8:50 AM on January 31, 2003

Well, boy howdy, I didn't realized IMDB was that complete—almost, anyway. Garrison Keillor vs. Garrison Keillor. Two totally different results...which makes sense because they have two totally different purposes. Although, one would wish the other was completely accurate. Both have errata...so like any resource, it is best to use one or more.
posted by pedantic at 9:11 AM on January 31, 2003

Mark "Skywalker" Hamill has 175 credits. I guess that's what happens when the face of a talented actor is irrevocably typecast. Hamill is brilliant as the Joker on the animated Batman and Justice league.

This is very interesting, ped. I'm always amazed when I notice something like, for example, Michael "Worf" Dorn doing a voice on a cartoon like "Gargoyles." Voice work attracts some high-profile talent and has always struck me as loads of fun.
posted by Shane at 10:29 AM on January 31, 2003

Wasn't something like half the cast of Next Generation on Gargoyles at some point?
posted by badstone at 10:51 AM on January 31, 2003

Wasn't something like half the cast of Next Generation on Gargoyles at some point?

Man, are you right! Not only Next Generation, too. To name just a few:

Tony Shalhoub (Wings, Monk)
John Rhys-Davies
Sheena Easton
James Belushi
Edward Asner
Clancy Brown (the Kurgan from the original Highlander)
Hector Elizondo
Nichelle Nichols
...and more!
(The motherload)

This is fun!
posted by Shane at 11:10 AM on January 31, 2003

Not to throw cold water on this admittedly fascinating resource, but it's probably best to take the information gathered here with a grain of salt: "Voice work in Calvin and Hobbes". Given Bill Watterson's stated opposition to making an animated cartoon of of C & H, it's highly doubtful that this is 100% accurate. (Not to mention the inclusion of a character named "Too Easy To Alter Webpage".)
posted by 40 Watt at 11:27 AM on January 31, 2003

What do you know? The guy who played "Too Easy To Alter Webpage" also did a voice in The Metafilter Cartoon
posted by Newbornstranger at 11:51 AM on January 31, 2003

There are still cast openings for MetaFilter: the Cartoon, but they're filling up fast.
posted by yhbc at 11:55 AM on January 31, 2003

Who gets to voice the Snark? "SNARK SNARK SNARK!!" And what other roles are available? This could really be a fun production...
posted by Shane at 12:33 PM on January 31, 2003

Shane, it has just been filled.
posted by pedantic at 1:43 PM on January 31, 2003

Shucks-- I knew quonsar wanted that part.
posted by Shane at 5:20 PM on January 31, 2003

All Your Voice Are Belong To Us. Well, seven of us, anyway...
posted by davidmsc at 12:53 AM on February 1, 2003

Whoa. How... meta.
posted by zerolucid at 2:22 PM on February 1, 2003

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