The Simpsons: 15 Actors We’d Love To Voice The Main Characters (For One Episode)
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 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 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
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.
Marge Simpson - Natasha Lyonne
It’s almost too obvious, Natasha Lyonne was born to play the role of Marge Simpson. Years of chain-smoking and sharpening her natural comedic talent have led her to this exact moment, where we tell her she has been cast in this fictional episode.
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.
Maggie Simpson - Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel did such a good job with Groot, why not have him be the voice of Maggie, also? And maybe he deserves the same paycheck of 13 million dollars.
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!?
Related: Where The Heck Did Mike Myers Go?
Krusty The Clown - Tim Robinson
Tim Robinson has the rage within him to perform an amazing Krusty The Clown impression. Plus, we already know he has a great clown voice from his performance of “Bozo Dubbed Over” from I Think You Should Leave.
Moe - Bill Hader
You just know Bill Hader has an amazing Moe impression hidden in his back pocket. I know that I would personally pay a large sum of money to hear Ben Schwartz as Bart prank call Bill Hader as Moe, and I would listen for hours.
Ned Flanders - Eugene Levy
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 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.
Reverend Lovejoy - Ben Stein
Ben Stein truly was the king of “guy who sounds really really really boring” in the 90s. Let's bring the old dog back for an episode of The Simpsons as Reverend Lovejoy, the low-talking monotone reverend of Springfield.
Nelson Muntz - 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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