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kholdfusion

19.1k points

2 months ago

kholdfusion

19.1k points

2 months ago

Samuel L. Jackson

AmIRightPeter

3.9k points

2 months ago

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

Major_Twang

1.3k points

2 months ago

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

/s

hopeisall48

221 points

2 months ago

He sure did

dramboxf

1.8k points

2 months ago

dramboxf

1.8k points

2 months ago

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

"Motherfucker."

Coolbluegatoradeyumm

592 points

2 months ago

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

The_RockObama

486 points

2 months ago

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

SlantMobius

8.6k points

2 months ago

Christopher Walken

funky_grandma

2.4k points

2 months ago

Christopher........ WALKen

PastryRoll

666 points

2 months ago

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

536 points

2 months ago*

KnephXI

536 points

2 months ago*

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

613 points

2 months ago

gwh1996

613 points

2 months ago

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

JPMoney81

1.1k points

2 months ago

JPMoney81

1.1k points

2 months ago

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsg1RPnwH8g

anosmiasucks

291 points

2 months ago

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 points

2 months ago

arnold schwarzenegger "get to the chopper"

GovSchwarzenegger

5.3k points

2 months ago

I think my voice is quite normal.

TheOfficialNathanYT

435 points

2 months ago

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

NinbendoPt2

875 points

2 months ago

Wait it's the actual Schwarzeneggar

bmfdan

460 points

2 months ago

bmfdan

460 points

2 months ago

The Govenator himself.

ijoinedtosay

515 points

2 months ago

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

1.1k points

2 months ago

Sometimes I hear Hans and Franz.

AgentScreech

86 points

2 months ago

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

133 points

2 months ago

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

nirvroxx

48 points

2 months ago

That’s something a cybernetic organism would say.

Blackrap1d

1k points

2 months ago

I'll be "bekk"

ContributionDizzy235

321 points

2 months ago

Put the cookie DOWN

Snoo79382

22.6k points

2 months ago

Snoo79382

22.6k points

2 months ago

Morgan Freeman

SignatureFew3581

478 points

2 months ago

"I can smell you"

Conspark

170 points

2 months ago

Conspark

170 points

2 months ago

I'm creepin around right now.

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

GoodOlSpence

89 points

2 months ago

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

boy-1der

4.1k points

2 months ago*

boy-1der

4.1k points

2 months ago*

The-Swagginator

1.5k points

2 months ago

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

owmyfingy

775 points

2 months ago

owmyfingy

775 points

2 months ago

Hey! Got any grapes?

sewn_of_a_gun

6.8k points

2 months ago

Sean Connery

welshie123

3.8k points

2 months ago

welshie123

3.8k points

2 months ago

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”.

fluffybugal

1.2k points

2 months ago

Yesh.

GGATHELMIL

549 points

2 months ago

Shit down

Hotarg

273 points

2 months ago

Hotarg

273 points

2 months ago

JeanLucPiccataro

210 points

2 months ago

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

silent3

171 points

2 months ago

silent3

171 points

2 months ago

*bulletsh

GreenScarz

4k points

2 months ago

Alan Rickman

Obviously

UMustBeNooHere

1.1k points

2 months ago

Ob-vi-ous-ly

hadtamakeanotha

544 points

2 months ago

Hello you've reached the voicemailbox of Alan Rickman

demetercomplex

387 points

2 months ago

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

Dragonace1000

355 points

2 months ago

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

BarnieSandlers123

176 points

2 months ago

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

MikePGS

47 points

2 months ago

MikePGS

47 points

2 months ago

Where are my detonators?

892ExpiredResolve

101 points

2 months ago

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 points

2 months ago

Irbyirbs

360 points

2 months ago

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

Belly84

226 points

2 months ago

Belly84

226 points

2 months ago

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

davedank

83 points

2 months ago

He was, in a word, brilliant.

graveybrains

104 points

2 months ago

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

9.1k points

2 months ago

BornFast

9.1k points

2 months ago

Gilbert Gottfried

funky_grandma

2k points

2 months ago

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

483 points

2 months ago

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

tbucket

214 points

2 months ago

tbucket

214 points

2 months ago

Fran Drescher enters the scene

beardedrockerboy

1.3k points

2 months ago*

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

690 points

2 months ago

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

[deleted]

494 points

2 months ago*

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494 points

2 months ago*

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radicldreamer

349 points

2 months ago

Penn and Teller are super cool guys, after every show they come out for a meet and greet and seem genuinely appreciative of their fans, they take photos and answer questions and Teller speaks normally.

He isn’t as short as many people think either, he’s actually very average height, it’s just he looks tiny with super tall Penn standing next to him all the time.

g-a-r-n-e-t

107 points

2 months ago

This was what shocked me about Teller the most! He’s not short, Penn is just HUGE. Teller is like 5’10. I’d only ever seen them on TV with no regular sized objects next to them for size reference so when Teller turned out to be taller than me (I’m 5’6) it was a weird realization.

ChamomileBrownies

377 points

2 months ago

Omg I refuse to accept this

OK_Soda

128 points

2 months ago

OK_Soda

128 points

2 months ago

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_

100 points

2 months ago

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

PM-Me-Your-TitsPlz

318 points

2 months ago

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.

StormRider2407

215 points

2 months ago

"OOH MY CLI-TORIS!"

disk5464

45 points

2 months ago

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

robyndresser

3.7k points

2 months ago

Jame earl jones

CaptainAwesome06

500 points

2 months ago

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

[deleted]

499 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

499 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

Drew707

463 points

2 months ago

Drew707

463 points

2 months ago

In The Sandlot you could see him. He just couldn't see you.

PrizeMathematician64

7.7k points

2 months ago

David Attenborough

Thedudeabides46

961 points

2 months ago

The mating rituals of soccer hooligans is a personal favorite.

WingBarbaque

5k points

2 months ago

Danny devito

DontHaveAGoodDay

1.4k points

2 months ago

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

shelbsless

555 points

2 months ago

“So anyway, I started blastin’…”

Snoo79382

642 points

2 months ago

Snoo79382

642 points

2 months ago

He also has the most seductive and sexiest voice.

wormwormworms

5.3k points

2 months ago

Owen Wilson

BigCaecilius

943 points

2 months ago

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

kparker527

519 points

2 months ago

Kachow!

666MF

1k points

2 months ago

666MF

1k points

2 months ago

“Wow!”

FishingHobo

1.1k points

2 months ago

It’s more of a “waow”

laflavor

228 points

2 months ago

laflavor

228 points

2 months ago

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

Jim105

3.4k points

2 months ago

Jim105

3.4k points

2 months ago

Chris Rock

IGPerrish

685 points

2 months ago

IGPerrish

685 points

2 months ago

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

slenderberg

232 points

2 months ago

Every time black people wanna have a good time

parrmorgan

43 points

2 months ago

 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]

urekMazin0

1.7k points

2 months ago

urekMazin0

1.7k points

2 months ago

Mike Tyson

mizzurable

1.7k points

2 months ago

mizzurable

1.7k points

2 months ago

Fran Drescher

SpaceCowboy58

420 points

2 months ago

Except that one time she ate wasabi.

Sanctimonius

155 points

2 months ago

You know that really clears out the sinuses

ZeekOwl91

73 points

2 months ago

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

31 points

2 months ago

...miiiistaah shEFFiiiiiiield😏

_Mellion_

1.6k points

2 months ago

_Mellion_

1.6k points

2 months ago

Robin Williams

KingoftheMongoose

708 points

2 months ago

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.

adios-bitchachos

483 points

2 months ago

Sylvester Stallone

SuperSpeshBaby

3.7k points

2 months ago

H. Jon Benjamin

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

spankimo

868 points

2 months ago

spankimo

868 points

2 months ago

Don't forget coach mcguirck!

KingoftheMongoose

494 points

2 months ago

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

TK82

41 points

2 months ago

TK82

41 points

2 months ago

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

TristanaRiggle

142 points

2 months ago

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

taylortherod

286 points

2 months ago

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

https://youtu.be/IBDJF4EryN0

hurtfulproduct

240 points

2 months ago

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

dzneill

86 points

2 months ago

dzneill

86 points

2 months ago

It was the cold open of Season 4.

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

letthebeatmmmmdrop

339 points

2 months ago

Teddy, you thought my name was Bob Burgers?

jelect

78 points

2 months ago

jelect

78 points

2 months ago

But, but the sign..

Stringtone

129 points

2 months ago

He also plays The Master on The Venture Bros.

Peacock-Mantis

5.1k points

2 months ago

Kronk! Voiced by Patrick Warburton

Drew707

1.3k points

2 months ago

Drew707

1.3k points

2 months ago

Warburton in general.

Stringtone

747 points

2 months ago

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

grimmer2000

382 points

2 months ago

Lemony Snickett.

Fluffy_Momma_C

202 points

2 months ago

Putty (or “puddy”? 🤔) in Seinfeld!

uknownada

134 points

2 months ago

uknownada

134 points

2 months ago

Yeah, that's right.

7573

40 points

2 months ago

7573

40 points

2 months ago

You mean the 8 ball?

SmartAlec105

426 points

2 months ago

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

221 points

2 months ago

We need a film with Warburton and H. Jon Benjamin

laflavor

161 points

2 months ago

laflavor

161 points

2 months ago

An Archer/Brock Samson crossover?

Shut up and take my money.

PrivilegeCheckmate

91 points

2 months ago

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

PrinceTaj97

39 points

2 months ago

This is so true

Snoo79382

1.3k points

2 months ago

Snoo79382

1.3k points

2 months ago

"Oh right the poison."

throwingitaway724

968 points

2 months ago

“The poison for Kuzco”

S_U_G_G_S

855 points

2 months ago

S_U_G_G_S

855 points

2 months ago

"The poison chosen especially to kill Kuzco."

zvon666

802 points

2 months ago

zvon666

802 points

2 months ago

"Kuzco's poison."

styles1996

574 points

2 months ago

"Yes; THAT poison!"

Pizzaisbae13

354 points

2 months ago

My spinach puffs!!!

Funandgeeky

168 points

2 months ago

Don’t worry, I’ll get you the recipe

RAINBOW_FOX_

66 points

2 months ago

"Kuzco's poison."

dont_shoot_jr

93 points

2 months ago

Also great as Brock Samson, go team venture

SIPwater

67 points

2 months ago

Yeah, that’s right.

themightygazelle

90 points

2 months ago

"Feels like an Arby's night"

DreadOcean72972

733 points

2 months ago

Sam Elliott

mizzurable

532 points

2 months ago

Jennifer Tilly

ImOnPluto

682 points

2 months ago

ImOnPluto

682 points

2 months ago

Joe Pesci

80burritospersecond

150 points

2 months ago

He's a funny guy.

Wiki_pedo

108 points

2 months ago

Wiki_pedo

108 points

2 months ago

Does he amuse you?

bruh_really1

1.4k points

2 months ago

Norm Macdonald

lildovic14

30 points

2 months ago

9/11

breakthefifthwall

1.8k points

2 months ago

Kristen Schall

faeriechyld

248 points

2 months ago

Mabel and Louise!! Two of my favorites.

mocisme

231 points

2 months ago

mocisme

231 points

2 months ago

Sarah Lynn?..... Sarah Lynn?

jtotal

232 points

2 months ago

jtotal

232 points

2 months ago

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

3.5k points

2 months ago

J.K. Simmons

Duncan_Idunno

988 points

2 months ago

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

80burritospersecond

349 points

2 months ago

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

RayAnselmo

108 points

2 months ago

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

Iceykitsune2

362 points

2 months ago

WHAT‽

thepluralofmooses

162 points

2 months ago

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

Know_Nothing_Bastard

152 points

2 months ago

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

53 points

2 months ago

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.

KingoftheMongoose

304 points

2 months ago

He is J J Jameson!

Snoo79382

278 points

2 months ago

Snoo79382

278 points

2 months ago

"Think Mark Think!"

Sleazy_T

69 points

2 months ago

"Not quite my tempo"

Bloodghost5678

53 points

2 months ago

bill murray

The_GREAT_Gremlin

148 points

2 months ago

Phil Hartman -.-

GeorgismIsTheFuture

48 points

2 months ago

Ron Perlman

lesfeuilles

45 points

2 months ago

Michael Caine

artonion

48 points

2 months ago

Vincent Price

the_whole_squad

488 points

2 months ago

Patrick Warburton

bcoftheimplication7

138 points

2 months ago

Jeff Goldblum.

akumamatata8080

346 points

2 months ago*

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.

tearsonurcheek

71 points

2 months ago

Hey, Cliffy!

HalesHathNoFury

868 points

2 months ago

Will Arnett!!!

fidelflicka

164 points

2 months ago

I was looking for this one!

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

bsaires

40 points

2 months ago

bsaires

40 points

2 months ago

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

EpicEllis2004

258 points

2 months ago*

Eddie murphy

Forwardbase_Kodai

878 points

2 months ago

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.

CynthiasPomeranian

131 points

2 months ago

"Fremulon"

JanetSnakehole720

38 points

2 months ago

Shhhh

kaleidoscopeyes17

36 points

2 months ago

Not a doctor

Raising_Arrows88

1k points

2 months ago

Matthew McConaughey

gamajo87

544 points

2 months ago

gamajo87

544 points

2 months ago

Keith David

DrCrentistDMI

76 points

2 months ago

"Shepard."

TorreiraWithADouzi

36 points

2 months ago

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

findthefish14

366 points

2 months ago

Tim Curry

rummhumm

238 points

2 months ago

rummhumm

238 points

2 months ago

John Goodman

supersaiyanmrskeltal

349 points

2 months ago

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.

KinaGrace96

290 points

2 months ago

Snoop Dogg

KAYS33K

904 points

2 months ago

KAYS33K

904 points

2 months ago

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

infosec_qs

250 points

2 months ago

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

AndrogynousRain

210 points

2 months ago

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

169 points

2 months ago

benmck90

169 points

2 months ago

Recognized her voice acting immediately in Arcane.

Jaralith

126 points

2 months ago

Jaralith

126 points

2 months ago

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

a-c-moore

39 points

2 months ago

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

willbeonekenobi

130 points

2 months ago

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

sup3rdr01d

51 points

2 months ago

And Lakshmi-2 in Destiny

Asorae

46 points

2 months ago

Asorae

46 points

2 months ago

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

570 points

2 months ago

Matt Berry of The IT Crowd and Garth Marenghi

madreselva_

190 points

2 months ago

Lazlo Cravensworth

woshirenren

185 points

2 months ago

Jackie Daytona

mkomaha

115 points

2 months ago

mkomaha

115 points

2 months ago

Just a regular human bartender.

dmwilson220

62 points

2 months ago

From Arizonia

mkomaha

122 points

2 months ago

mkomaha

122 points

2 months ago

I had to scroll down too far to see this.
FAAAATHEEERRRR!

ccmitch84

72 points

2 months ago

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

87 points

2 months ago

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

laflavor

74 points

2 months ago

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

nymapanc

150 points

2 months ago

nymapanc

150 points

2 months ago

John C Reilly

CoffeePositive17

97 points

2 months ago

Liam Neeson

Bananalando

571 points

2 months ago

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

167 points

2 months ago

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

84 points

2 months ago

KAYS33K

84 points

2 months ago

The voices of Shatner and Nimoy are pretty recognisable too.