The Simpsons have some iconic voices, but are there any actors who would be naturally suited to take on the mantle of a Simpsons regular? These are our picks for actors we'd love to voice the cast of The Simpsons, even if just for a day.

Homer Simpson - John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly

Apatow productions

John C Reilly is our top pick for voicing Homer Simpson. We know he has the chops from his impressive work in Wreck-It Ralph, and we know he has a great scream from Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Rickey Bobby. It’s Do’h time John.

Bart Simpson - Ben Schwartz

Ben Schwartz


Ben Schwartz is already a huge fan of The Simpsons and has the charisma and snark to pull off Bart’s delivery. He’s got the nasal timber that I want in a Bart and the voice-over experience with Sonic and Chip N’ Dale Rescue Rangers to slaughter this role.

Lisa Simpson- Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman


A smart-mouthed uber-intelligent wise-cracking little girl? Sounds a lot like Silverman’s character from Wreck-It Ralph, Vanellope. Sarah Silverman absolutely has the comedy chops to play Lisa and if she was given some creative freedom, it could lead to an interesting episode for the sax prodigy. 

Mr. Burns - Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi would work great for a live-action version of Mr. Burns, but beyond that, he’s got a great high slithery voice which would compliment Mr. Burns' personality nicely. I would hope that they would dress him up as the character in the promotional materials. 

Groundskeeper Willie - Mike Myers

Isn’t Fat B*stard just Groundskeeper Willie anyway? Let Mike Myers take an easy little victory lap and voice this Scottish psychopath. “Get in my belleh, Bart Simpson!” Am I right!?

Ned Flanders - Eugene Levy

Eugene Levy

Warner Bros

Eugene Levy is just too good at playing the uber-friendly nerd who doesn’t realize just how uncool he is. Close your eyes right now… Well wait until the end of the sentence, but imagine Levy in his suburban dad wear spouting out a “Howdely doodily neighboroonie!” Think Best In Show Levy for maximum effect.

Apu - Kunal Nayyar

You want to talk about walking a tight rope? Try casting an actor to voice Apu for The Simpsons. The character has been the subject of controversy for boosting Indian stereotypes and Hank Azaria decided to step down from the role in 2018. Kunal Nayyar from The Big Bang Theory has a natural Indian accent and could do the role a lot of justice if he doesn’t already hate the character.

Milhouse - Josh Gad

Josh Gad


Josh Gad could give a great deal of charisma and energy to the already neurotic and panicky Milhouse Van Houten. Gad’s work in Frozen, Book Of Mormon and New Girl would serve as great examples for his ability to portray the ultra nerdy. 

Comic Book Guy - Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt basically IS Comic Book Guy. The comedian and actor already has an extensive knowledge of comic book history, Star Wars and Dungeons and Dragons lore, meaning he could carry an entire episode on his back, purely improvising all of his dialogue if he wanted to. Much like how he improvised his filibuster in Parks and Recreation

Nelson Muntz - Rosanne Barr

Rosanne Barr


Nelson Muntz sounds just like Rosanne Barr to me, and I will be taking no further questions. If people feel uncomfortable with her inclusion, then in this fake scenario the producers of The Simpsons will agree NOT to pay her for her work as an act of penance, but it will be well worth it to hear some Rosanne “haa haa’s”

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