One of the coolest things about voice acting is how it’s completely untethered from the physical appearance of the actor. Someone like John DiMaggio can play a little shapeshifting dog (Adventure Time) just as easily as he can play the Joker (Batman: Under the Red Hood). Their talent, dedication, and vocal range matters infinitely more than their height or face.
Where voice acting gets truly weird is when the same actor plays multiple roles in the same cartoon. It’s more common than you might think! Here are some of the best examples.
Family Guy Voice Actors with Multiple Roles
The long-running reference-fest that is Family Guy is amazingly economical with its casting. Most of the major voice actors play multiple roles, especially the minor characters who don’t appear every episode.
Seth MacFarlane isn’t just the creator and head writer for the show, he’s also the voice of the three male leads. Seth performs Peter Griffin, as well as baby Stewie and Brian the dog. Those characters have very distinct and different voices, but he’s got the vocal range to manage it. Often in song!
He’s not the only one, of course. Alex Borstein voices Lois Griffin, newscaster Tricia Takanawa, and an astonishing range of female roles in the show. Seth Green is the voice actor behind Chris Griffin, Chris’ nerdy friend Neil Goldman, and a slew of minor roles.