Voice artists can come in all shapes and sizes, and much like Shakespearean classics back in the day, women can play a lot of male characters! But did you know some of your favourite male cartoon characters were voiced by women? It may be a bit of a surprise at first, but it’s actually a lot more common than you think.
This post will take you through some of the best female voice overs that voiced iconic male characters.
One of the main voices of The Simpsons franchise, Nancy Cartwright has her hands full, having provided the voice of a great many male characters.
These include Bart Simpson, Ralph Wiggum, Nelson Muntz, and Todd Flanders, to name a few. But those aren’t the only voices she’s got under her belt.
She’s also the voice of Chuckie from Rugrats, as well as various other side characters throughout her career.
If there’s ever another female voice over legend known for voicing male characters it’s Tara Strong, with her range of whacky voices across the cartoon multiverse.
Her voices include Timmy Turner from Fairly Odd Parents, as well as Dil Pickles from Rugrats. This multifaceted voice talent has voiced various male as well as female characters in her showbiz career.
Another great voice over that voiced male characters is Regina King, best known for voicing Huey & Riley Freeman from the Boondocks series.
Whilst more known for her acting career, she’s also proven to be a very convincing young male voice, or voices in this case.
Check out a behind the scenes with her going through a Q & A in her character voices.
Having starred in various voice over roles, from TMNT characters to roles in live action movies.
The most popular job on her resume is voicing the fan favourite Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum. That was the original voice, she was eventually replaced by Sarah Natochenny.
Did you know Ash was voiced by a woman? I sure didn’t!
The quirky, unconventional son, King of the Hill is genuinely one of the best shows of the late 90s to early 2000s. If you’ve seen King of the Hill, you’re probably familiar with the character Bobby Hill, the main protagonist’s son.
One of the more obvious ones of the list, but Bobby Hill was too voiced by a woman, in this case it’s Pamela Adlon!
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