15 Voice Actors That Slipped By In Live-Action Roles (And Vice-Versa)
A lot of the time, successful voice-over actors are cartoon lifers (or “Toonz 4 Life” as one tattoo taught me). Once you figure out how to sound like 90 different people, of different ages, of different alien species, your precious vocal cords matter a lot more than your pretty face. I mean, it's really cool that you can show up to a studio in comfy clothes, sip tea, and then be a dinosaur-headed alien warlord from a dying planet for a few hours.
That isn't to say that voice actors don't get their face seen on your TV. Voice actors do manage to make it to live-action once in a while, much like how several live-action TV and film actors sometimes get their start in the world of cartoons before they catch their big break IRL. Here are a few times some extremely recognizable voices and/or faces successfully crossed between toons and the non-animated world: