Who are some of your favorite actors/actresses, either actual or VA?

And if you can, specify characters.

There’s a lot out there, I’m sure, but a partial list:

  • Steve Blum – Spike Spiegel (“Cowboy Bebop”), Zarik ‘Dingo’ Kajiwara (“Expelled from Paradise”)
  • Sofia Boutella – Jaylah (“Star Trek: Beyond”)
  • Enrico Colantoni – SGT Gregory Parker (“Flashpoint”), Carl Elias (“Person of Interest”)
  • Michael Dorn – Worf, “Star Trek: The Next Generation >> Deep Space Nine”)
  • Laurence Fishburne – Dr. Raymond Langston (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"), Morpheus (“The Matrix” trilogy)
  • Gary Graham – Ambassador Soval (“Star Trek: Enterprise >> Prelude to Axanar”)
  • Gene Hackman – ADM Leslie Reigart (“Behind Enemy Lines”)
  • Anthony Michael Hall – John Smith (“The Dead Zone”)
  • Peter Jurasik – Londo Mollari (“Babylon 5”)
  • Mary Elizabeth McGlynn – Motoko Kusanagi (“Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”)
  • Liam Neeson – R’as Al Ghul (“Batman Begins”)
  • Leonard Nimoy – Spock (“Star Trek”)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger – T-800 (“T2: Judgment Day”/“Terminator: Genisys”)
  • Samuel Vincent – Athrun Zala (“Gundam SEED”)
  • Paul Walker – Brian O’Connor (“The Fast and the Furious” series)
  • Denzel Washington – CDR Nathan Hunter (“Crimson Tide”)
  • Robin Williams – Adam Martin (“Bicentennial Man”): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQTOrS8z5DQ
  • Sam Worthington – Jake Sully (“Avatar”), Marcus Wright (“Terminator: Salvation”)

  • Michael Ealy & Karl Urban – DRN-0167 ‘Dorian’ & John Kennex (“Almost Human”): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm0irSIFaUQ
  • Michelle Rodriguez & Zoe Saldana – Trudy Chacon & Neytiri (“Avatar”)
  • Clancy Brown, Jenifer Hale, Jason O’Mara, and C.C.H. Pounder – Lex Luthor, Killer Frost, Batman, and Amanda Waller (“DC Animated Universe”)
  • Mike Colter & Keith David – Spartan Jameson Locke & Arbiter Thel 'Vadam, (“Halo 2 Anniversary”): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G2uz26smY0
  • Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Clark Gregg, Chris Hemsworth – (respectively) Tony Stark/Iron Man, Steve Rogers/CPT America, Phil Coulson, and Thor (“Marvel Cinematic Universe”)
  • Jim Caviezel & Taraji Henson – John Reese & Jocelyn Carter (“Person of Interest”): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tggilMgV-FI
  • Avery Brooks & Andrew J. Robinson – CPT Benjamin Sisko & Elim Garak (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”)
  • Richard Hatch, J.G. Hertzler, Kate Vernon – Kharn, ADM Samuel Travis, and CPT Sonya Alexander (“Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar”)
  • Richard Dean Anderson & Christopher Judge – Jack O’Neill & Teal’c (“Stargate SG-1”)
  • François Berléand, Natalya Rudakova, and Jason Statham – Inspector Tarconi, Valentina, and Frank Martin (“The Transporter 3”)

Shia Labeuf as Shia Labeuf

But for real,
Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa (Inglorius Basterds)
Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine (Inglorius Basterds)
Edward Norton as Mike Shiner (Birdman)
Leopold Nilsson as Hackerman (Kung Fury)

Small list, it’s morning thinking is hard.

Jason Statham, Clint Eastwood, and Russell Crowe, I guess? I couldn’t even name 10 actors if a thousand bucks was on the line.

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David Tennant,
Keanu Reeves,
Leslie Nielsen,
I second Laurence Fishburne.

VA’s specifically:
Ashly Burch,
Kristen Schaal (she’s amazing as Louise in Bob’s Burgers).

Off the top of my head:
Sean Connery
Tommy Lee Jones
Bruce Campbell
80’s Arnold Schwarzenegger
Tom Hanks

Actresses are mostly my top Hollywood crushes…

Natalie Portman
Emma Watson
Natalie Dormer
Rosario Dawson

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Hmm interesting, I cannot name them all, there is just no way so I’ll just do like a top 5 thing. In no particular order. Some current, some all time you know the drill.


  1. Hugh Jackman
  2. Sean Connery
  3. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
  4. Wesley Snipes
  5. Karl Urban


  1. Eva Green
  2. Lena Headey
  3. Claudia Black
  4. Kelly Hu
  5. Charlize Theron

Honorable Mentions: Tom Hardy, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, Will Smith, Grant Gustin, Devon Aoki, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman, Michael Richards, Manu Bennett - the list goes on.


  1. Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
  2. Troy Baker
  3. Tara Strong
  4. Steven Blum
  5. Saffron Henderson

I’m probably missing a few err a lot.

I’ve always been a fan of Arnold.

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Any specific characters? Or just in general, guys? I kinda ask because Steve Blum does his usual, but then I discovered that he also did Starscream (“Transformers Prime”). And I kinda don’t like Starscream.

You really don’t?

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Steven Blum has played a lot of people over the years. Most notable I think are Spike Speigel, the Laughing Man and his take on Wolverine.

Favorite VA roles for me are the ones mentioned above, Grunt from Mass Effect, Oghren from Dragon Age, Vincent Valentine FF7 and Sub Zero from Mortal Kombat.

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@AMG_75: Unfortunately, I don’t.

In general, or just in TFP?

In general.

Starscream is my favorite Decepticon. Any reason why you don’t care for him?

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Just who he is, I guess. If anything, Shockwave is more my guy.



Shockwave is such a Vulcan. All hail Spockwave. ||//


Interesting topic.

Actors -
Andrew Lincoln - Rick Grimes (Walking Dead)
Peter Dinklege - Tyrion Lannister (Game Of Thrones)

Voice actors -
Julio Cedillo - Mordecai in Borderlands 1

This is difficult to do upon just waking up. I’ll finish it later when I have sufficient caffeine running through my veins.

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I am not much of a movie watcher so that list is short but I have a few:

Robert Downy Jr., Chris Hemsworth and David Tennant through their roles in the MCU. I do like many more in the MCU but I have a special weakness for those.
Jeff Bridges gets bonus points for a certain scene in Iron Man.

Now for VAs, that will be a list:

Erin Fitzgerald as Chie (Persona 4 Golden and later Persona 4 games, wasn’t the original dub voice), surprisingly enough. There’s the obvious answer as well.
Asami Imai also as Noire/Black Heart (Neptunia) and Makise Kurisu (Steins;Gate). Bonus points as the voice of Lilith in the Japanese version. You know, Borderlands’ Lilith
Rie Tanaka Neptune/Purple Heart
Kana Hanazawa Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate)
Yuu Kobayashi Rei Ryghts (Neptunia, again), Luka Urushibara (Steins;Gate, also). I don’t actually like the latter character, I won’t explain why, but Kobayashi is just that amazing.
Idina Menzel Gee, what could it be?
Troy Baker in pretty much everything but my favorite is Yuri Lowell (Tales of Vesperia), also Kanji (Persona 4)
Grey DeLisle Azula
Takehito Koyasu Dio Brando (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) also Hans in the Japanese Dub of Frozen hilariously enough
Dameon Clarke Some Handsome guy.
Tomokazu Sugita Joseph Joestar (also JoJo), Kaz (MGS)
Steve Blum Amon
Norio Wakamoto EVERYTHING
Nobuyuki Hiyama I can say everything here as well but Axel (Disgaea 2) and Uzu (Kill la Kill) stick out the most to me. Also Adult Link in Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask :stuck_out_tongue:
Tatsuhisa Suzuki Valvatorez (Disgaea 4)

Some obscure, German roles:
The entire German cast of Avatar: The Last Airbender, but especially Sebastian Schulz as Zuko and later Iroh in Korra. I’ll never get over the replacement of Katara’s voice actress though…
Korra’s German cast isn’t as great IMO, aside from Sebastian Schulz again, sadly minor overall.
Schulz himself is also a highly talented and pretty famous German VA overall, appearing in many different roles.
Klaus-Dieter Klebsch Many, many roles. His deep voice is generally a hit. Very often Optimus Prime.
Also most of the German Spongebob cast but especially Patrick’s first VA, Marco Kröger, until he got fired. sigh I also miss Squidward’s first voice, Eberhard Prüter who sadly passed away in 2014. R.I.P.

I probably forgot some but those are definitely my favorites.

Edit: And I did forget somebody. Somebody important: Dante Basco. How could I forget about him when I remembered Azula and his German VA counterpart? It took his guest appearance in the latest Nostalgia Critic for me to remember him. How embarrassing! I am terrible!

This I can agree with, but for different characters than you. For me he’d be for Marcus (Fallout 2 and New Vegas) and Maero (Saints Row 2).

Others in no particular order:
All 6 Monty Python members.
Jenifer Hale - Bastille (Knights of the Old Republic), Shepard (Mass Effect), and Ophelia (Brutal Legend).
Gene Wilder - Mainly for Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.

For one specific performance:
Troy Baker and Courtnee Draper for their performance as Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth in Bioshock Infinite.
Another one-off is Nolan North as Captain Walker in Spec Ops: The Line.

(I know Nolan, Troy, and Jenifer do waaaaaay more roles than those, but these are the ones I personally associate them with.)

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