Child voice over talent is a very special field of acting in the entertainment world. Because of this fact, it does demand only the most youthful, and talented of all voice actors or actresses who are under the age of 18. However, they don’t always have to be under the age of 18, they can be a lot older and just be able to have the ability to sound a whole lot younger than they are. Who are some of the top 10 best child voice artists 2017? They are as follows.
List of Top 10 Most Popular Best Child Voice Artists in The World in 2017
1. Jaleel White
Audiences are probably far more familiar with actor Jaleel White for playing the role of Steve Urkel on Family Matters. However, when Jaleel was only 16, he was also playing the voice of Sonic The Hedgehog on the animated series. He was also playing the role of Steve Urkel at the very same time. Jaleel White would go on to reprise the voice role for Sonic The Hedgehog for the animated series called Sonic Underground in 1999.
Before Fergie became the lead singer for the popular music group called Black Eyed Peas, she was Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson the child star, and she was doing the voice of Sally Brown. Sally Brown was the character on Peanuts and Charlie Brown’s kid sister. She did the voice of Sally Brown, Charlie Brown’s sister for three separate animated Peanuts TV specials. These three Peanuts TV specials were made in the 1980’s. Fergie did appear on the Disney Channel’s Kids Incorporated.
3. Orson Welles
The legendary film director, as well as, fine actor Orson Welles did do some voice work for Transformers: The Movie. It was in 1985, and it was to be, Orson Welles last acting role before his death. He did the voice of the character called Unicron and this character was a Transformer who was about the size of a large planet. Unicron was a character that was hell bent on getting ultimate power and would do anything to achieve it.
4. Jessica Walter
Jessica Walter is every inch a fine actress and has been in the entertainment industry for a very long time. She is best known for her outstanding performances in the films titled Play Misty for Me and Grand Prix. She was also a series regular for the first half of season one for the popular television dream called Beverley Hills 90210. Jessica Walter also did win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role of Amy Prentiss, which was the title of the series, and that of the character. Ms. Walter did voice the character of Malory Archer on the animated television series called Archer on FX.
5. Michael Cera
About a year, before he took on the role of George Michael Bluth on Arrested Development, the actor Michael Cera was voicing the character of Brother Bear. Brother Bear was an animated character on Berenstain Bears, which was a children’s television series on PBS Kids. Cera did continue to act the part of George on Arrested Development and be the voice of Brother Bear at the very same time through 2005. He is one amongst the Top 10 Most Popular Best Child Voice Artists in The World 2017.
6. Phil Hartman
Phil Hartman was a Canadian-American actor. He was known for being many things. He wasn’t just an actor. He was also a voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and also a graphic artist. He started his career out on Saturday Night Live and instantly won fame for his impressions of President Bill Clinton and was with the comedy show for eight seasons. He also did voice work on the syndicated television series called Dennis The Menace. The voices he did for Dennis The Menace was for Dennis father Henry Mitchell and the next door neighbor named Mr. Wilson. He also did voice work for several characters on The Simpsons as well. He appeared in 52 episodes of this famous Fox animated series.
7. Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan is an awesome American film actress, director, and producer. She is mainly known for her lead performance in the movie Harry Met Sally from 1989. Her role in Harry Met Sally not only achieved her international fame as an actress, it also was the very thing, which helped her to win her first Golden Globe nomination as well. In addition to, early film roles in popular movies such as Top Gun, Innerspace, and Promised Land. She also voiced the character role of Eco-Villain Dr. Blight from the first season of Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Captain Planet and the Planeteers was an environmentally friendly animated series.
8. James Avery
James Avery is an American actor. He is best known for his role of Uncle Philip Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. However, before he took the role on this show that was very popular on NBC, Avery did play the voice part of the character called Shredder from the animated television series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Avery did provide the voice of Shredder for the entire length of the television series that ran from 1987 to 1993. He also provided the same role for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made for television movie in 1991.
9. John Ritter
John Ritter was every inch a fine actor in every sense of the word. He was far more than just an actor. He was also a very funny and versatile comedian. Ritter starred in the popular television sitcom called Three’s Company. He played the character of Jack Tripper which did win him an Emmy and a Globe Award in 1984. Ritter also did appears in hundreds of films and television shows/episodes. He was also blessed with a wonderful voice that did get him the voice part of Clifford the Big Red Dog. Clifford was a character for the animated series of the very same name that did appear on PBS Kids. John Ritter did this voice character role throughout the entire length of the animated television series that did run from 2001 to 2004. He was also nominated four times for Outstanding Performer in a Daytime Series for the Daytime Emmy Awards. It was his last role before his death in 2003.
10. Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel is known for being a rough and tumble American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director. Vin Diesel’s real name is Mark Sinclair Vincent and his first role on film was uncredited in the drama film from 1990 called “Awakenings.” He then wrote his own film, and directed, as well as did produce it too. The film’s title was called Multi-Facial and it came out in 1994. He is also known for his fine voice acting too. He played the voice of the Iron Giant in the movie titled Iron Giant in 1999. He also did voice acting work for the video game spinoffs from The Chronicles of Reddick franchise and also Marvel Comics Guardians of the Galaxy from 2014.
So, these above are the Top 10 Most Popular Best Child Voice Artists in The World 2017. Actors are far more than just actors. They are true artists that adapt to every type of project, if need be, and are versatile to carry them out. Child voice actors are also great artists. Child voice acting is a very popular and specialized field. The actor who do these wonderful character voices, and voices in general, are bright, talented, and every inch the actor that they were born to be for the entertainment industry.