JAN 2ND, 2011 Today’s Celebrity Birthday

Gabrielle Carteris, born on 1961, is an American actress known for her role as Andrea Zuckerman on the early seasons of the 1990s television series Beverly Hills, 90210.

Voice-overs

Batman: The Brave and the Bold – (2011) Vicki Vale

Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits – Nafia

Bionic Commando – Jayne “Mag” Magdalene / Radio Operator

Icewind Dale II

La Pucelle Tactics – Angelique

Marvel: Ultimate AllianceElektra, Enchantress
Tia Carrere, born on January 2, 1967, is an American actress, model, voice artist, and singer.

Voice-overs

The Night of the Headless Horseman (1999)

 Lilo & Stitch (2002)

Stitch! The Movie (2003)

Aloha, Scooby-Doo! (2005)

 Lilo & Stitch: The Series

American Dragon: Jake Long
Cuba Gooding Jr, from The Bronx, New York, born on 1968.  He is an American actor, best known for his Academy Award-winning portrayal of Rod Tidwell in 1996 film Jerry Maguire.
Voice-overs

Starring roles: Home on the range 2004 “Buck”

The land before time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends 2007 “Angelique

Taye Diggs , born on 1971. He is an American theatre, film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the Broadway musical Rent, and the television series Private Practice.

Voice-overs

Historical Panther 2  

The Superhero Squad Show: Black Panther

Paz Vega born on1976. She is a Spanish actress. The 2001 film Sex and Lucia brought the actress to the attention of a larger audience. She then became much better known in the United States after appearing in a supporting role in the 2004 film Spanglish opposite Adam Sandler.

Voice-overs

Wanted: Weapons of Fate “Araña” video game

Kate Bosworth, born on 1983. She is an American actress. She became known with a leading role in 2002’s Blue Crush.

Voice-overs

Video games

2006 Superman Returns Lois Lane

2010 CR: Superman Returns Lois Lane

Celebrities & Cartoon Voice Acting

Less than 20 years ago, voice acting was almost exclusively the realm of voice actors—people specifically trained to provide voices for animated characters. The rise of the celebrity voice actor can be traced to a single film: Disney’s 1992 breakout animated hit Aladdin, where Robin Williams voiced the film’s hyperactive Genie.

The celebrification of voicework can be traced through the films Disney released in the years after Aladdin, from The Lion King (Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Whoopi Goldberg, James Earl Jones) to Home on the Range (Roseanne Barr, Dame Judi Dench). But the trend has been most prevalent in the computer-animated films that have dominated family-friendly cinema since Pixar released Toy Story in 1995.

The marketability of a big-name celebrity voice actor gave way, perhaps inevitably, to an even more insidious trend: directly basing a character’s appearance on the famous actor providing its voice. With the marketing machine growing larger by the day unfortunately, conventional voice actors rarely get the chance to helm a contemporary animated film. Banderas’s voice is perfect for Puss—the character was tailored to it, after all—but in the end, Banderas has one voice, and when the best voice actors have “a thousand voices,” it’s hard not to feel like they’re being wasted.

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