It's always weird to see the face behind the voice of your favorite cartoon characters. Especially when you find out it's a celebrity. Some can be pretty obvious and then there are the completely WTF mind-blowing ones. Or maybe they're just a little bit whaaa??? I mean I don't wanna overshoot the surprise factor. Here's a look at 8 surprising celebrity voices behind your some of your favorite cartoons.
Neil Patrick Harris / Prince Gumball
Is there anything Neil Patrick Harris can't do? I'm serious...WHAT CAN'T HE DO?? I don't know another actor who could go from playing alpha male lothario Barney Stinson to the the gender-swapped version of Princess Bubblegum and seem completely legit in both roles. I guess he can really SUIT UP! Even if that suit is a hot pink velveteen puff-sleeved shirt, violet boots and matching tiara.
Mark Hamill / Invader Zim
Zim is now voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz, but did you know that he was originally voiced by MARK FRIGGIN" HAMILL!?! That's right Luke Skywalker himself. It kind of seems appropriate casting to me. Unfortunately Invader Zim's creator felt like his voice was too recognizable and eventually went with the lesser known Horvitz. I guess it should come as no surprise that the son of Darth Vader would have an unmistakable voice. I say that because I have trouble separating reality from fiction.
Alec Baldwin / Dennis
These days Alec is most famous for playing Liz Lemon's nemesis on 30 Rock, Head of NBC, Jack Donaghy. But before that he was the voice of Dennis, a hitman hired by Sheldon J. Plankton to kill Spongebob and Patrick. Luckily Dennis was taken down by David Hasselhoff. Because as Hasselhoff likes to say, 'You don't Hassle the Hoff!" Get it? It's a 'clever' play on his name. I think the Hoff has a drinking problem.
Flea / Donnie Thornberry
This is actually perfect casting. Who better to play the feral wild child Donnie Thornberry than the seemingly feral, wild-childlike bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Flea? As far as I know Flea was not raised by orangutans, although he does act simian-esque when he plays in concert. So there's that...
Bruce Willis / Spike The Dog
Spike finally gains his voice in Rugrats Gone Wild, after meeting parseltongue (or whatever you call it with dogs) Eliza Thornberry. And that voice is Bruce Willis'. Because, why? Because I'm guessing Tom Hanks was unavailable.
George Clooney/ Dr. Gouache
Clooney made his South Park debut as Sparky the gay dog. Because he's completely secure about his sexuality, yo. His next appearance was in the first South Park movie as Dr. Gouache, where he had the honor of killing Kenny after he accidentally replaced his heart with a baked potato. None of which stopped him from being bashed mercilessly in Team America as just another Hollywood liberal. Trey and Matt are heartless! Like seriously I think they have baked potatoes in their chests.
Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) / Reuben from Chowder
Paul Reubens does good character! I'm really grateful he survived his fapping scandal and now has a successful career doing cartoon voices. Talk about your comebacks! In your face masturbation police!
Vin Diesel / The Iron Giant
But I love the Iron Giant and am not really a fan of Vin Diesel's robotic acting style. This is bad. Like 'BOOM! Right in the childhood' bad
Which one are you most surprised by? Let me know @desijedeikin or in the comments below!