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14th Apr '16 12:41:35 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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Compare HeyItsThatGuy and HeyItsThatVoice. If it's two voice actors in a pigeonholed relationship, it becomes RelationshipVoiceActor. Contrast ManOfAThousandVoices, although do note that it is possible for some of the typecast voice actors to have a wide range that they can't use, for obvious reasons.[[note]]Heck, some of the voice actors listed in this trope page are also listed in the ManOfAThousandVoices page as well.[[/note]] If the actor's later roles are specifically designed to imitate an earlier, successful role, the first one is a FountainOfExpies.

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Compare HeyItsThatGuy and HeyItsThatVoice. If it's two voice actors in a pigeonholed relationship, it becomes RelationshipVoiceActor. Contrast ManOfAThousandVoices, although do note that it is possible for some of the typecast voice actors to have a wide range that they can't use, for obvious reasons.[[note]]Heck, some of the voice actors listed in this trope page are also listed in the ManOfAThousandVoices page as well.[[/note]] If the actor's later roles are specifically designed to imitate an earlier, successful role, the first one is a FountainOfExpies.
14th Jan '16 9:53:10 AM HazyB
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* Creator/CrispinFreeman, with his gruff and unmistakably badass voice, is mostly cast in roles as an intimidating and/or incredibly badass characters. While he has recently taken on many less intimidating roles in which his voice isn't gruff in the slightest (to the point of doing a convincing OrlandoBloom impression for playing Will Turner in most video games based on or featuring ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''), he is most known for such characters as Alucard from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', Albedo from ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', Albel from ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'', Itachi from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Holland Novak from ''Anime/EurekaSeven'', Rude from ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'', Regal in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Baldur in ''VideoGame/TooHuman'', Overlord Zetta in ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'', Heat in ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'', Siegfried in ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur 3]]'', and Electro in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan.''
** He's also placed as a normal/straight man in extraordinary circumstances: Kyon in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', Togusa in the ''GhostInTheShell'' series, and a journalist in ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: Blood Money''. Also, ironically enough, Zelgadis in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', despite him looking the weirdest, is also often the OnlySaneMan.
** Creator/CrispinFreeman has also been cast in the "Dark, Quiet, Brooding Goth Guy" role: Haji in ''Anime/BloodPlus'' and Amon in ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin''.
*** And Karasu from ''Noein'', Alex Rowe from ''Anime/LastExile'', Fuuma from ''Manga/X1999'', Nigredo from ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', Tsume from ''Manga/WolfsRain'', round out his dark, brooding, cool guy schtick. He should have played Genosuke in ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'' and Zagato from ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth''. They would have been perfect for him.
*** Creator/CrispinFreeman tends to gravitate to either a raging sociopath voice, like Albel in ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'', or the calm, voice of reason (like with Kyon). Also, note that in ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', he plays both Albedo AND Negredo: so in ''Xenosaga Episode II'', he [[TalkingToHimself talks to himself]]. To top it off, in ''Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War'', he actually pulls off both over the course of the game as Captain Hamilton.
*** Thanks to Straight Cougar in ''Anime/{{s-CRY-ed}}'' and ''Anime/CodeGeass'', he's now a LargeHam as well.
*** He's also Fire Leo from the ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' cartoon. That's a pretty big difference from [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Itachi]], or most of his characters.
* Creator/JenniferHale plays mostly {{Action Girl}}s in videogames, such as Junko Zane from ''{{Freelancer}}'', SilverSable in ''VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan'' and ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'', the female version of Commander Shepard from ''Franchise/MassEffect'' and of Jaden Korr from ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Academy]]'', Bastila in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', Prier in ''VideoGame/LaPucelle'', Sheena in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', the [[DarkMagicalGirl Scarlet Witch]] in ''VideoGame/XMenLegends II: Rise of the Apocalypse'', and Alexandra Roivas from ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness''. An exception would be Xel'otath, the Ancient from this same game, or Fall-From-Grace from ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' (though Fall-From-Grace is still a intelligent and capable woman). She's also [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Samus]]. Oh, and both June the bounty hunter and Avatar [[LadyOfWar Kyoshi]] from ''{{WesternAnimation/Avatar|TheLastAirbender}}''.
** Hale also voiced the ScarletWitch in ''WesternAnimation/IronMan: The Animated Series'', Black Cat in the '90s ''Spider-Man'', {{Zatanna}} in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', Comicbook/MsMarvel in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', etc.
** She was also Mallory from ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' cartoon.
** And Jessie Bannon in the second season of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures''. Yeah, ActionGirl is pretty much her schtick.
** Some notable exceptions include Ms. Keane in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', and Disney's current voice of Cinderella.
** Played to type in ''VideoGame/PN03'' with the main character Vanessa Z. Schneider and flipped with the client [[spoiler:who is a clone of the main character]].
** She is also apparently the only person allowed to voice [[Franchise/TheDCU Killer]] [[AnIcePerson Frost]].
** [[Franchise/MetalGear Naomi Hunter]] is fairly different from the action girl pigeonhole, ironically it was one of her earlier famous roles.
* GaryChalk, whose most notable voice work has been as Optimus Prime/Primal in many of the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' series, tends to play authoritative, military, or police roles (Such as the Russian general in ''Series/StargateSG1''). He has played other roles, however, and his live action career is somewhat broader.
** Well, he ''was'' [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Grounder]]...
*** And Man-At-Arms in the 2002 [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse Masters of the Universe]] series.
*** And also Slash from ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''.
** Opposite him was DavidKaye though, who was nearly EVERY Megatrona and Galvatron in English Transformers series until ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' in which he was Optimus Prime.
* Speaking of ''Transformers'', Creator/PeterCullen, who is most remembered as the voice of Optimus Prime in the first animated series, is so strongly associated with the role, fans actually successfully petitioned for him to reprise the role in the 2007 live-action movie. It also happens to be one of his two favorite roles, the other being ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh Eeyore]]''. He's also done work in other series, such as ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'', and was the main announcer for ''Creator/{{Toonami}}''.
** Likewise, Creator/FrankWelker (see below for additional roles), as a consolation to fans when a similar petition could not overcome the awesome that was Hugo Weaving's voice, reprised the role of Megatron for the movie's video-game incarnations. He's also the voice actor for Soundwave, another character he voiced in the original animated series, in the sequel.
* Creator/PatrickWarburton's another American example. His deep, burly voice means that he makes the perfect voice for a muscle-bound type, many of whom are quite moronic. In an unusual twist, Warburton is also able to play these types in live action as well (see ''Series/TheTick'', for example), since he is tall, fit, and quite muscular. See him as Kronk in ''The Emperor's New Groove'', Brock Sampson on ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Mr. Steve Barkin on ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', or Joe on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
** It was fans of the original TV series who decided he should play Hymie in the ''Get Smart'' movie.
* Creator/MarkHamill, in contrast to his live action typecasting as ingenue heroes like Luke Skywalker and [[VideoGame/WingCommander "Maverick" Blair]], has been typecast in animation as a player of deranged villains like the Joker, whom he portrayed masterfully in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
** He also voiced Musuka, the power-mad government agent, in the English dub of ''Anime/CastleInTheSky''.
** Other roles includes such {{Big Bad}}s as the Skeleton King in ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperForceGo'', Fire Lord Ozai in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', and Adrian Ripburger in ''FullThrottle''.
** Don't forget Solomon Grundy and the Trickster in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' (he was actually reprising the Trickster from the live-action series ''Series/TheFlash''), and Stickybeard in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', and a ton of other stuff.
** Also Mr. Selatcia in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''.
** He was also Majima in the American release of ''Yakuza'' (''VideoGame/RyuGaGotoku'').
** Hamill also voiced the Hobgoblin in ''WesternAnimation/{{Spider-Man The Animated Series}}'', and Maximus the Mad in ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour''.
** Played the deranged mad scientist Klaw in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', but he at least got to do a German accent.
** Averted somewhat with one of his roles in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', Jean-Pierre, a chef sewn back together wrong.
** Converted into a live action pigeonholing in Creator/KevinSmith's ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'', where he played the super-villain Cock-Knocker.
** This may now be somewhat self-afflicted; judging by his cameo as himself playing Luke Skywalker in the ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' special, years of playing raspy-voiced villains (plus natural aging) have made his voice permanently rough and sandpapery.
** Skipps in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''.
** Master Eraqus from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', anyone?
** His performance as The Watcher in ''Videogame/{{Darksiders}}'' was just a rehash of his Joker voice.
* Creator/KevinConroy, who will [[IAmNotSpock "always"]] be known as the voice of Franchise/{{Batman}}.
** This is actually {{justified|Trope}}, due to the fact that he loves that role and has no problems being instantly recognized as Batman.
** Shortly after September 11th, he was helping with supplying water and stuff to firefighters and rescued people. Someone figured out who he was and told others, who didn't believe him. Kevin proceeded to do the Batman voice to prove it.
* Creator/TimCurry usually provides the voice for villains, with the exception of [[WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys Nigel Thornberry]] and VideoGame/GabrielKnight (twice). An example is [[ShallowParody Ben Ravencroft]] from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo and the Witch's Ghost'' . This probably stems from the fact that [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow his most famous role was as Dr. Frank-N-Furter.]]
** Then again, he was Princess Sally's father, King Maximilian in ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM''.
** Don't forget Pennywise in ''Literature/{{It}}''!
** Not to mention [[Film/{{Legend}} the Devil himself]].
** He also played the villain in [[VideoGame/BrutalLegend a different type of legend.]]
* Similarily, Creator/ClancyBrown is known for being typecast as iniquitous characters. His best-known portrayal is probably SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor of the Franchise/{{DCAU}} and Long Feng in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', as well as the more lovably greedy Mr. Krabs of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''. He, too, can pull this off in live action, as his performance in ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' will attest.
** You're forgetting [[Franchise/{{Highlander}} The Kurgan]].
** And [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman Mr. Freeze.]]
** And [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Doctor Neo Cortex]].
** And [[Franchise/StarWars Montross]].
** It's beginning to seem that he's actually been typecast as "bald guy".
** There's also [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Wolf.]]
*** He also played the villain of the first episode (And a few others, later), the Viking leader Hakon. This was most notable when [[TalkingToHimself Hakon and Wolf shared an episode,]] in which it was revealed that Wolf was Haakon's descendant.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', he plays Silas, the cruel and cold leader of MECH, who seems obsessed with cutting up Transformers.
** However, he's also voiced [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Captain Black]] and, more recently, [[WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan Captain George Stacy]], who are [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure anything]] ''but'' iniquitous. Averted in a somewhat cool way in ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'', in which he voiced Raiden - a role that had been played in TheMovie by Christopher Lambert.
** [[Film/GreenLantern Parallax]]
* Many of Music/GreyDeLisle's characters are notably similar, often cast as some form of bitchy teenager, ranging from the bossy and overbearing (Mandy from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'') to the sociopathic (Azula from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'') to the flat-out criminally insane (Vicky from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''). [=DeLisle=] herself has said this is contrary to how she thinks of herself as "a sweet pollyanna type", a role she finally got to play in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate 2'' with Nalia de'Arnise, although she also played DarkMagicalGirl Viconia [=deVir=]. She also plays [[WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown Kimiko]].
** While Nalia could be considered "sweet", she's undoubtedly also a bitchy teenager. A ''rich'' bitchy teenager. Still, she means well, which is more than can be said for most other characters Grey [=DeLisle=] plays...
** Of course, in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' she also plays Roku's wife and ''Katara and Sokka's mom''.
*** She does play the bitchy, nymphomaniac party-girl Jeanette and her straight-A counterpart Therese in ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''...
** Subversion, [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Sam Manson]] is a goth. Despite outside appearances, goth girls are nice, {{perky|Goth}}, and fun.
** Another subversion, [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Frankie Foster]] is pretty nice and sweet, she just has her patience tested by living in the freakshow that is Foster's.
** She played Lor [=McQuarry=] in ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', who started off overbearing and insensitive but later toned down to simply competitive and rather ditzy.
** An '''aversion''' - [=DeLisle=] also voices Wubbzy of ''WesternAnimation/WowWowWubbzy.''
** And a complete aversion when she does sweet, kind-hearted could-do-no-wrong Emily Elizabeth in ''Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog''.
** It's safe to say that she has 3 main voice types: the bitchy teenage girl, the sweet/annoying kid, and the strong villainess.
** Averted when she played Penny's Mom in ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'', whose voice's wholesome, motherly qualities rival those of Laurie Metcalf in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.
* Creator/KeithDavid usually plays monstrous/alien/conniving characters when voice acting, like Goliath from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', ''Comicbook/{{Spawn}}'', and [[Franchise/{{Halo}} The Arbiter]]. He also does excellent narration.
** ''[[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Dr. Facilier]]''
** ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} The Cat]]''
** ''[[Franchise/MassEffect Captain Anderson]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Chaos]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/SaintsRow Julius Little]]''
* The late Chris Latta had a monopoly on playing slimy subservient villains in 80s cartoons, using pretty much the same screechy voice each time out; ''Franchise/GIJoe'''s Cobra Commander, Starscream from ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', D'Compose from ''WesternAnimation/{{Inhumanoids}}'', Cravex from ''WesternAnimation/{{Visionaries}}'', and Rasp on ''WesternAnimation/DinoRiders'', although the first two are his more famous roles.
** Although partially averted in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''; he also played Wheeljack and Sparkplug Witwicky and the heroic Gung Ho in ''Franchise/GIJoe''.
* Six words: Special Vocal Effects by Creator/FrankWelker. Pick a monster/alien/animal, and if it doesn't [[TheUnintelligible talk comprehensibly]], there's a good chance he did it.
** Welker is so completely ubiquitous that in a commentary track for the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' [=DVDs=], the sound effects for a dog in one episode were initially attributed to him before the crew remembered that for that episode they used a recording of an actual dog.
** And of course he's the voice of Fred in ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''.
*** And currently, Scooby-Doo too!
** And Ray Stantz on ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''.
** And Megatron in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''. (And Soundwave. And Frenzy. And Rumble...)
** And Nibbler in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''...
** And both Buttons and Chicken Boo in ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}''...
** And Pegasus in Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''... ''etc, etc, etc...''
** And now WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit, as seen in ''VideoGame/EpicMickey''.
* Creator/DeeBradleyBaker also frequently does monstrous, non-human voices. ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' fans will know him as literally ''any'' grunting beastie, such as Plasmus, Cinderblock, or Overload (who was voiced by someone else in the one episode in which he actually speaks) as well as Larry. In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' he voices all of the animals in the show, from [[TeamPet a flying lemur]] to [[NonHumanSidekick a giant flying bison]]. Also a [[strike:hippie]] "nomad".
** [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} He is a monument to all your sins.]]
** He's also a [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb semi-aquatic, egg-laying mammal of ACTION!]]
** However, this also extends to non-human characters that ''can'' speak, which includes the Gravemind from ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'', Klaus (a goldfish with a human brain) from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', pretty much every male non-human in ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' (except Blunk and Thynar; they were both Creator/SteveBlum), and Olmec the giant talking animatronic Olmec head on ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'' (where he's also the announcer). He's also done human roles that vary wildly from the titular character of ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' to Numbuh 4 from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''.
*** Don't forget Squilliam Fancyson from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''.
** He's also done most of the Omnitrix aliens on ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce''.
** He was [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Taz]] in ''Film/SpaceJam'', who is MEANT to have a monstrous, non-human voice. In the same movie, he was also WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck.
** Currently, he voices the Clone Troopers in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''. ''All of them''. However, his attempts at imitating the New Zealand accent of the man that voice/played them and Jango Fett in the prequels make him sound like an adult Numbuh 4.
** Other works that he voices animals/monsters in are ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', and in the latter various minor villains (in the first and third episode he was the villain in the BatmanColdOpen and then a small alien and dolphin respectively).
* When you need a deep, resonant black man's voice to say something really important, there's one really obvious go-to guy: Creator/JamesEarlJones.
** In a ''Franchise/StarWars'' special on E!, a comedian said that when watching ''Return of the Jedi'', he got shocked that Darth Vader, that seemed to be a huge black man with that armor and voice, was actually white.
** And if James Earl Jones isn't available, there's always Creator/KeithDavid. He even [[PoorMansSubstitute replaced Jones]] as [[Disney/TheLionKing Mufasa]] in ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''.
*** Or Michael Clarke Duncan.
*** Or Dennis Haysbert.
*** Or Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson! Who actually replaced Keith David as the voice of Tombstone in ''The Spectacular Spider-Man'' after the first episode.
*** Or Beau Billingslea.
*** Are you sure Keith David isn't interested?
* Voice actress Creator/MonicaRial is well-known for her work for Creator/ADVFilms, where she has accumulated a resume filled with quiet, withdrawn or depressed girls with soft, high-pitched, whispery voices, such as [[Anime/{{Noir}} Kirika]], [[Anime/SteelAngelKurumi Saki]], [[Anime/NajicaBlitzTactics Lila]], and [[Anime/PaniPoniDash Rokugou]].
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an audio commentary for ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'', where she [[PlayingAgainstType was cast against type]] as a GenkiGirl. Her recent work with Creator/{{Funimation}} on ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' also cast her against type in ''three'' roles, with Konoka's high-pitched exuberance, Kazumi's brassy near-Valley Girl, and stolid Yotsuba's lower, slower tones. She can also pull out more tomboyish roles, like the tough kunoichi Okoi in ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}''.
*** Complete subversion in her role as Jo in ''Anime/BurstAngel''.
** Her roles as Ai from ''Shin Chan'' and Momoka from ''Sgt. Frog'' adds the RichBitch SpoiledBrat types to her resume as well. Not to mention her role as [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Bulma]] from ''Anime/DragonBallKai''.
** As of lately, Monica seems to be adding {{stalker|WithACrush}}s and [[{{Yandere}} creepy girls]] to her list as well. (''Manga/BlackCat'', ''Manga/BambooBlade'', ''Anime/OriginSpiritsOfThePast'', ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' etc.) She actually alludes to this in DVD commentary for ''Manga/SoulEater'' ("For once I'm not playing the insane person.")
* As noted above, some voice actors get stuck in roles similar to their live action personas. Three examples:
** The late Phil Harris played essentially the same role in {{Disney|AnimatedCanon}}'s ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', ''Disney/TheAristocats'', and ''Disney/RobinHood''. Creator/WaltDisney picked him for Baloo after watching him singing live- his live acts very much depended on his on-camera personality.
** The same can be said about the late Eva Gabor, who co-starred with Harris in ''The Aristocats'' and went on to play a similar role in ''Disney/TheRescuers''.
** A more recent example: GilbertGottfried the [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} parrot]].
* Terrence Stone is seemingly on this track. His two most recent VA roles are Mayuri Kurotsuchi in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and a similarly voiced alien (down to the same mannerisms) in a recent Gamestop commercial.
* Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson usually voices really really big guys, usually in a fantasy or sci-fi setting, and often with a hint of the ScaryBlackMan. Examples include Sarevok of ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', most of the villains of ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'', and Captain Gantu from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''. However, he currently plays that great salvation of every PigeonholedVoiceActor, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, on ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', and also did a fair showing as [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] OldMaster Jolee Bindo in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''.
** Trigon in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' and the lion-turtle in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
*** Also Chairman Drek in ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' and Jabba the Hutt in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''.
*** Then again, he was also Antauri from ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperForceGo'' which is definitely a change of pace from his usual characters.
*** [[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats2011}} And now he's Panthro.]]
* Creator/KathSoucie pretty much has 3 types of roles she plays: The typical Mother (and a [[HotMom hot one]] at that), the cute girl, and the bratty little boy. She can voice a whole family if she wants, in fact, she DID in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', playing twin brother and sister Phil and Lil as well as their mother, Betty. Nonetheless, it's still not hard to tell all three are done by her.
** This is averted on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' where [[WordOfGod Greg Weisman]] said that she voices over 100 characters. All of the main ones she did are completely different from on another.
** Don't forget Amanda Evert from ''Tomb Raider Legend'' or Marjolaine (using a fake French accent) from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', both of which are slight aversions to her usual character types..
* Creator/JimCummings is easily recognized as the deep voice on virtually every Disney production since the 1980s. He voiced Pete from ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', Negaduck and the titular character from ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', Rasoul the guard from ''Aladdin'', the centaur ''Nessus'' and the Fat Thebian from ''Hercules'', and is the voice of both Tigger and Franchise/WinnieThePooh.
** His portrayal of [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Robotnik]] in ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' sounded like he enacted his name on everything he said.
** Debatable, since - as some of the above examples show - Jim Cummings is used for high, wacky voices (''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', [[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers Professor Nimnul]]) just as often as he is used for deep, gravelly ones. He ''does'' seem to be Disney's go-to voice for Generic Foreigner, Generic Guard, and Generic Foreigner Guard, though.
** Outside of Disney, however, Cummings is renown for a wide range of voices, shown in such variable characters as enthusiastic BoisterousBruiser Minsc from the ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' series to snobbish DimensionLord Thrakkorzog on ''WesternAnimation/TheTick''. He is used very often in Creator/DreamWorks' animated films, usually as extras or a minor scripted character.
*** The current voice of [[WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow Taz]], which he reprises from ''WesternAnimation/TazMania''.
** What Disney film is Cummings ''not'' in? Seriously... He does tons of background voices, and he's also [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Ray]] and [[Disney/TheLionKing Ed]]. Disney's got Cummings on Speed Dial.
** See also the Terror Mask in the new ''VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}}'', which combines his recognizable deep voice with a healthy dose of [[ClusterFBomb profane expletives]].
** Wanna see how versatile his voice is? Look no further than his role as the Master in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}'', for which he provided three of its four voices: it's "normal" voice, a computer-ish sounding voice, and his well-known villainous voice.
* Not the 80s yet, and you need a deep voice? Thurl Ravenscroft. It's a toss-up whether he's best known for supplying the voice of Kellogs' Tony the Tiger for decades, or from ''one song'': "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch". He and his group the Mellomen also did a lot of the choral singing in Disney cartoons (and rides ... if you've ever thought the bass in "Grim Grinning Ghosts", the song at the end of Disney's Haunted Mansion ride, sounds a lot like Tony the Tiger, you now know why).
* An example of an IAmNotSpock PigeonholedVoiceActor: Yeardley Smith, who plays Lisa on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons,'' has an instantly recognisable voice, which is why whenever she plays another character on ''The Simpsons'' (making her one of the only actors one the series who doesn't) it gets lampshaded (cf. "Missionary Impossible," when Homer befriends an Islander girl who looks and sounds like Lisa, and "The Last Tap Dance In Springfield," when Lisa watches that Spanish dancing movie and the girl Eduardo picks is a HotLibrarian named Lisabella). She also voiced one of the telekinetic kids in the remastered version of ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. It's impossible to escape the fact that she sounds exactly like Lisa.
** This was referred to briefly in an episode of ''[[Series/HermansHead Herman's Head]]'', when her character Louise angrily hung up on someone and then demanded to know from her coworkers if she really sounded like "that girl from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''."
** Oddly, Julie Kavner almost never plays any ''Simpsons'' characters besides Marge and her immediate family members (i.e., her twin sisters Patty and Selma, her mom, and her deceased great-aunt Gladys from "Selma's Choice". Marge's father [who only appeared in "The Way We Was" and "Fear of Flying"] was voiced by Creator/HankAzaria), who all have the same gravelly voice at different pitches. It's odd because Kavner's real voice sounds nothing like that and she could easily play different-sounding characters if she chose.
* YuriLowenthal is often typecast into KidHero roles such as, ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Ben Tennyson]]'', ''[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon]]'', ''[[LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh Yuri Shibuya]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes Superboy]]''. However, like many English voice actors, he does have a bit of flexibility. [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sasuke Uchiha]] and [[Anime/CodeGeass Suzaku]] are well known characters that are ''not'' kid hero roles.
** Also angsty roles that require him to scream from the absolute bottom of his lungs. Sasuke Uchiha, Ben Tennyson, Suzaku Kururugi, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Cecil]]... Probably the absolute biggest example is Haseo from ''.Hack//G.U''
*** "Come on.. Come on... I'm right here.... '''''[[SkywardScream SKEEEEIIIIIIIIIIITTTHHHH!!]]'''''"
*** ''Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'', where not only did he pull off a foreign accent he pulled off the accent of an Iranian taught English by the English!
*** Also sort of broke the mold by voicing ''Persona 4'''s Yosuke Hanamura, a generally normal (if not slightly awkward and goofy) high school student who ends up becoming [[TheLancer the hero's right hand man]] as the game progresses.
*** And in ''Persona 3'', where he [[CallingYourAttacks Calls Out Attacks]] for the otherwise HeroicMime Protagonist, and also voiced Ryoji and CreepyChild Pharos [[spoiler: and it's not a coincidence]].
*** He broke the mold again when he voiced {{Cloudcuckoolander}} [[BackAlleyDoctor Underground Doctor]] Shinra Kishitani in [[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Durarara!!]].
* ScottMcNeil is a good voice actor, but he really has two major voices, exemplified by [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Duo Maxwell]] (high-pitched and cocky with a bit of a rasp, usually for younger characters) and [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Dinobot]] (Deep, with a lot of growls and/or snarls, perfect for more inhuman ones). His roles usually shift somewhere between the two. (Arguably, he has a third sub-voice, "Piccolo", but that's really Dinobot with more of a rasp than a snarl). To be fair, it's a cool voice.
** Two notable exceptions are Waspinator and Silverbolt, also from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. And Waspy does not use flanging. I've heard the man do it cold.
*** Then you have Lord Bale ([[MemeticMutation SSSSINDRIIII!!]]) and Lord Firraveus Carron of the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Dawn of War games, which have been described as "Evil Dinobots"
** Since his most used character on ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' was Rattrap (A Duo-style voice), Mr. [=McNeil=] spent more then one episode essentially talking to himself, as Rattrap was often paired with [[KnightInShiningArmor Silverbolt]] or [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Dinobot]]. The recording sessions must have been entertaining to watch.
*** There's a sound clip floating around the net where he gleefully rattles through his Duo, all his voices from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', a couple of other characters from various shows, and the ''X-Men Evolution'' version of {{Wolverine}} (Which is kinda like Piccolo, but not as raspy) in about two minutes flat. It's a thing of beauty indeed.
** Then there's Hack and Specky of ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''; Jeice (Duo with a Brit accent), Tao, South Kai and Buu of ''Manga/DragonBall Z''; Suezo, Grey Wolf, Naga, and Gali of ''Anime/MonsterRancher''; Principal Kuno of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''; Pelvis and Blokk (Dinobot with an German accent) of ''Shadow Raiders''; Stratos (Silverbolt) and Ram-man of ''He-Man and the Masters of the Universe''; Vulture of ''Spider-Man Unlimited'' - none of which sound mildly alike (really, the list goes on).
** That and in the animated version of ''Ben-hur'' he was '''JESUS'''.
** In the ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon, his Proto Man voice was essentially Duo, but his Dr. Wily voice was a bit different. It was vaguely like Dinobot, but it was lower in pitch and he put on a German accent.
** He also voiced [[WesternAnimation/DragonBooster Cain]] and [[WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest Mr. White]] (Who is African American)
* Rino Romano tends to play suave, sexy Hispanics, such as the inexplicably Mexican [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Luis Sera]], or the charming hacker Randy Hernandez on a surprisingly good show called ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries''. Of course, he's also ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', and did Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} in ''Spider-Man Unlimited'' and many video games.
** And now he's Lone Starr in the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', who is none of those things.
* If a character is large and slimy, there's a good chance he's RonPerlman.
** Except for [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Mr. Lancer]]
** And [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Slade]] isn't especially... large. Or slimy. Unless you mean metaphorically.
** The same could be said for [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Fire Lord Sozin]]. And ''Hellboy'' (who [[WesternAnimation/HellboyAnimated he voices]] ''and'' [[Film/{{Hellboy}} plays in live action]]) who's large, but not slimy. Really the only Perlman voice character that would count as slimy is [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Clayface]].
*** I think "slimy" is meant here in the personality sense, not the literal sense. Slade and Sozin are as slimy as you can get.
** Of course, the whole point is that [[VideoGame/{{Fallout}} war never changes]], [[IncrediblyLamePun right]]?
* ChristopherSabat is usually cast as more gruff roles like Zoro in ''Manga/OnePiece'', Giroro in ''[[Manga/KeroroGunsou Sgt. Frog]]'', Alex Louis Armstrong in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', and most notable, Piccolo and Vegeta in ''Manga/DragonBall Z''.
** His exceptions to this are Yamcha, Jeice, and Burter in DBZ, the latter of which sounds similar to his Vegeta voice.
*** In a behind-the-scenes video for ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai 3'', Chris Sabat explains that as the ADR Director, he's done all the voices for the actors to mimic.
* RichardIanCox is frequently cast as action-oriented, impetuous, somewhat jerky male characters, including the second Ranma Saotome in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', the title character of ''Manga/InuYasha'', Quicksilver in ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men Evolution}}'', and Bit Cloud in ''{{Zoids}} Zero''.
* Got a GenkiGirl with a sharp, upbeat voice? That's LaraJillMiller for you.
* Creator/CreeSummer tends to end up in the "feisty" roles for black females (''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor, WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom, WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}/WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''). Or the BlackBestFriend. Or sometimes females of different colors, such as Comicbook/SheHulk.
** How is Princess Kida feisty?
** Also [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Hyena]] is much more AxCrazy than feisty.
** And she ended up lampshading her typecasting in phenomenal fashion on ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', probably her best voice work ever.
** Though ironically, two of her most famous voice roles, those of Penny on ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' and Elmyra on ''Tiny Toon Adventures'', were both white characters.
** She gets to reprise the feisty role as Blackarachnia in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. And she's black (well, her armour plating is).
** She also did the fiesty Cleo in ''Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' using a voice similar to her Foxxy Love voice. If you watched ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' before watching Clifford, be prepared for {{Narm}}.
* Miss Kittie ends up in the role for "sassy" black females (''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'', ''BET'''s ''Cita's World''). She did get to play against type in ''[[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} W.I.T.C.H.]]'' as the shy genius girl Taranee.
* HillaryHaag tends to voice a lot of young or young-sounding girls -- Becky in ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'', Milk in ''Super Milk Chan'', Seth in ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'', Ume in ''Manga/AirGear'', Puchiko in ''Anime/DiGiCharat'', etc. But she's also been known to voice trolls (''Manga/SorcererStabberOrphen''), dogs (''Anime/ExcelSaga''), and normal adult women (Nene in ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis 2040'').
* Arthur Q. Bryan's roles in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts typically [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome sounded like Elmer Fudd]]. (like the title character in "Dangerous Dan [=McFoo=]" and the narrator in "Nutty News". In fact, the only time he used his natural voice was as the annoyed, sleep-deprived customer in "A Pest In The House" (who was essentially a caricature of Bryan).
** Some of MelBlanc's voices, [[ManOfAThousandVoices despite his famous title]], tend so sound similar.
* LuciChristian tends to do a lot of {{action girl}}s in dubs... to the point where it's probably best to say that one of the only exceptions is her turn as Dejiko in ''Anime/DiGiCharat''. She also does young boys, such as Sasshi in ''Anime/AbenobashiMahouShoutengai''. Mind you that [[ManOfAThousandVoices she does have a wide vocal range]]- she can basically be convincing as ''an-y type of fe-male cha-rac-ter and eve-ry kind of lit-tle boy''- ''Anime/BirdyTheMighty: Decode'' really gave her a workout! One of the reasons she is used so often in anime is because she can nail a character's voice after hearing ''only a few seconds of footage of the Japanese, with no effort.''
** She was also the voice of Duck/Princess Tutu in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', so she definitely has her moments of evading the ActionGirl character role every so often.
* Do you need a voice for a small, cute, sidekick type character? Well look no further than BrinaPalencia who's known for doing many CrossdressingVoices like [[Manga/DragonBall Chaotzu]], [[Manga/OnePiece Chopper]], and [[Manga/KeroroGunsou Tamama]]. At this rate, she might end up being the next Creator/MonaMarshall, [[TropesAreNotBad although that's not necessarily a bad thing.]]
* When it comes to game voices, look no further than Creator/CharlesMartinet. Since he's been hired as [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario's]] voice, he's never really done much else than voicing Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, their baby counterparts and occasionally someone else. Okay, that's not completely true, he also voiced some completely unrelated characters in other games (just as ''Franchise/StarWars''), but the vast majority of his work is Mario and Crew. Not that he seems to mind.
* Leah Clark usually voices either cute {{valley girl}}s or nerdy young boys. Her valley girls include Blair from ''Manga/SoulEater'' and Marron from ''Manga/DragonBall Z''. Her nerdy young boys include Coby in ''One Piece'' and Fuyuki in ''Sgt. Frog''.
* Also ''The Voice of God'', the late [[http://www.donlafontaine.com Don LaFontaine]] -- 5,000 movie trailers and nearly 350,000 commercials; the most successful Voice Actor of all time. (The ''"InAWorld... where (X) verbs (Y)... one man... will verb."'' guy.)
** [[DonLaFontaine LaFontaine's]] distinctive voice was {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in an early trailer for ''Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'':
---> '''Narrator (The Guide (Creator/StephenFry)):''' As the trailer is being played, they will typically be narrated (Voice changes to Don [=Lafontaine=]'s) ''in a deep voice that sounds like a seven-foot-tall man who's been smoking cigarettes since childhood.''
* Another voice associated with movie trailers belonged to Canadian Bill Mitchell, whose trademarked gravel voice was the result of a childhood bout of mumps.
* Need your English production to have a good ButtMonkey? Look no further than SpikeSpencer. Two of his more famous roles are [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]] and [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Hanataro Yamada]]. Not to mention Majik from ''Manga/SorcererStabberOrphen'', who's got it almost as bad as Hanataro.
** Shinji got a ShoutOut in ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico:''
--->'''Akito:''' What's wrong with running away, anyway?
** This example is particularly ironic when you consider the fact that Spike Spencer ''really'' didn't like playing Shinji, and says that his favorite type of roles are "psychos". Yes, the anime dub actor most known for Shinji Ikari wants to be the Creator/MarkHamill of anime.
*** He got his wish in one of his more major roles in the dub of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', where he plays a completely AxCrazy terrorist... who happens to be a Shinji {{Expy}}. It borders IAmNotSpock really.
**** Apparently, he's getting another chance as [[TykeBomb Rolo]] [[{{Yandere}} Lamperouge]] on ''Anime/CodeGeass''. For once, the Shinji-{{Expy}} aspect seems to absent... perhaps there's hope for him, yet?
*** Rolo's not quite a Shinji {{Expy}}, but he's still insecure and effeminate. He's not even really that aggressive personality-wise, he just has [[spoiler:a sociopathic lack of inhibition for killing people]].
*** He also got to be badass, German assassin Yeager in ''Tales of Vesperia''.
*** Even more hilariously lampshaded in the VA commentary track for ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis 2040'', where he played Mackie Stingray. The director points out that Spike himself is 6'2" and a black belt in tae kwon do, but always, always, ''always'' gets cast as effeminate young boys who've yet to hit puberty.
*** Spike himself frequently points out that he is, in his own words, "a whore" and that earning a living as an anime dubber means taking every role he can get, even the annoying ones.
*** He does get a chance to play a full-on psychotic role with Arakune of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''.
*** ...and then there's Manga/BusouRenkin, where Spike Spencer is the gloriously camp and fabulous ''Papillion.''
*** And then he's completely PlayingAgainstType with the mildly HotBlooded, {{Keet}} hero [[Manga/{{MAR}} Ginta Toramizu]].
* [[Creator/SteveBlum Steven Jay Blum]] (aka David Lucas). From Spike Spiegel of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' to Roger Smith of ''Anime/TheBigO'' to Mugen of ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', he's the go-to guy for the show's unquestioned badass, even for ''minor roles''. That said, and despite many people's beliefs, he ''does'' have a wide vocal range, and this combined with the fact that he's so closely associated with his normal vocal range may result in many people being surprised just what ''other'' voicing roles he's done.
** ''Anime/DigimonTamers''. It's a series in which he used both his standard voice (as Yamaki, the suit-and-shades guy who originally wanted to keep Digimon out of the real world) and the definitely non-standard voice of Guilmon (to compare: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3hsdevGgwU this clip]] from Adventures In Voice Acting).
*** Also [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} Heatblast]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} Blunk]].
** And Ghostfreak and Vilgax too.
*** And [[Anime/CodeGeass Kyoshiro Todo]].
*** ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''. Voiced Tiger and Boyd Cooper's mental G-Men. "I am a voice actor. Though you do not see me on the screen, you may be able to identify my voice. My work allows cartoons and games to come to life. Many people find cartoons pleasing. Though cartoons are [[AnimationAgeGhetto often perceived as childish]], the characters must still have voices."
*** [[Franchise/MassEffect Grunt]] as well.
** He was also Benjamin Keane in a brief but [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] scene in ''VideoGame/{{Killer 7}}''.
** He's been Wolverine for a while now; he's played him since ''VideoGame/XMenLegends''.
** Who can forget badasses in bandages: Shishio from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' and Zabuza from ''Naruto.''
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam STEVEN BLUM, HE IS A CHAR]].
** And of course, [[Creator/{{Toonami}} TOM]].
** Not quite so badass, but unmistakably his voice: Jamie from ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR''. Of course, he had his moments.
** ''Gay mechanic'' ''[[CampGay Leeron Littner]]'' in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. I repeat: ''gay''. And ''hugely convincing''.
*** Which wasn't his first effeminate voice either, as he previously played Orochimaru in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.
** Now we can add [[Franchise/GIJoe Duke]] in ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute''.
** [[VideoGame/BionicCommando Super Joe]].
** Perhaps less well known is that he voiced the Tzimisce Andrei in ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''.
** He did the voice of [[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw Yakky Doodle]]. Let that sink in for a moment.
** He also voiced Ares, the BigBad of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar''.
** And then there's [[WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan the Green Goblin]], complete with the most epically psychotic EvilLaugh since Mark Hamill's Joker.
* Similarly, Robert [=McCollum=] is typecast by Creator/{{Funimation}} as either a teenage {{Badass}} ([[Manga/DragonBall Goten]], Manga/{{Baki|TheGrappler}}), dark/brooding/mysterious ([[Manga/OnePiece Donquixote Doflamingo]], [[Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase Hazuki and Artemis' father]]), or canonically gay/bi ([[Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle Yukito]], bit parts in ''Crayon Anime/ShinChan'').
* Mollie Sugden of ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' fame plays two very similar characters in the animated film adaption of ''Literature/TheBFG'' and ''Literature/ThePrincessAndTheGoblin''. Mary the (real) Queen's maid, and Lootie the (totally fictional) Princess' nanny.
* If they're small, nasal, manic, and slightly [[LargeHam hammy]], there's a good chance [[RichardStevenHorvitz Richard Horvitz]] is involved somewhere. He's been, among others, Daggett Beaver on ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', Billy in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', and ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' himself.
** He also voices Orthopox 13 from ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'', and Razputin from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''.
** He was also Alpha 5 on ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', although since he was credited as "Richard Wood", not many people would know that.
* StephanieSheh has been typecast rather specifically as "busty, sensitive girl, particularly redheads". No, really. [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime Inoue]], [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Mikuru Asahina]], and [[Manga/TenjhoTenge Aya Natsume]] are all her. Also seems to be cast as characters who lack self confidence such as the Hinata Hyuga (''Manga/{{Naruto}}'') and Mercedes (''VideoGame/OdinSphere'').
** Then again she's also energetic {{Yandere}} Akira Kogami from ''Manga/LuckyStar'' (''even during her frequent character breaks''). {{Anime/Eureka|Seven}} is kind of a borderline case, to the point of nearly being PlayingAgainstType.
** Then again, again, she also played ''three'' different roles in ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. Namely, CoolBigSis Nanako Meino, {{Tsundere}} Tomoka Osakada, and PluckyGirl An Tachibana.
*** Similarly, in ''Naruto'' she's also PlayingAgainstType voicing [[DarkChick Kin]], who isn't busty is and is fairly cruel.
** She also plays the role of AxCrazy Princess Sapphire and Hanako from the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series.
*** She's also the KnifeNut Bount Yoshi in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
*** And again, Sheh plays quite effectively an AxCrazy villain in the ''WarriorsOrochi'' series: Da Ji.
*** And the pyromaniac arsonist, Mamimi, in ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''.
** Fitting the 'busty, sensitive girl, redhead' thing, she also played Kyrie in the fourth ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''.
** She's played Natalia, resident prissy and demanding but well meaning princess of ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', and impulsive and flirty catgirl Nikki/Nike of ''{{Mana Khemia|AlchemistsOfAlRevis}}''.
** She's also [[TheCutie Rebbecca Chambers]] of ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' fame in both ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles The Umbrella Chronicles]]'' and her cameo for the Mercenaries Reunion mode of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5: [[UpdatedRerelease Gold Edition]]''. While Rebbecca is kinda flat, she ''is'' something of a ShrinkingViolet and YesMan. The subversion lies in the fact that these appearances (and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'') show Ms. Chambers to be ''very'' cunning, as well as [[TookALevelInBadass far more competent]] than her original portrayal.
* MichaelSinterniklaas has your typical, fresh, young male hero voice (like [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Leonardo]]) which can at times be confused with Yuri Lowental's or Vic Mignogna's when in the right tone, and it can be used for utterly snobbish, charismatic, handsome bad guys (Xellos in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}: Evolution'', replacing the previous actor, or Luppi in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''). But he can also go really high-pitched and crazy to portray a pathetic wimp if he needs to ([[WesternAnimation/KappaMikey Mikey Simon]], [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Dean Venture]]). Interestingly, a good portion of his roles are wimps who are on either side of an ironic romantic crush!
** Averted in ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther: Passport to Peril'', where he voices a whiny British youth.
* JessicaBoone is known for playing cute girl roles like Chiyo-chan from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' and Azmaria from ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' -- enough that she mentions in the audio commentary for ''Manga/DNAngel'' that she was happy to play a character with a "deeper voice" when she played GenkiGirl Mio Hio. This might be changing, however, since she's also recently gotten roles like the DarkMagicalGirl Rue/Princess Kraehe from ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' and {{Tsundere}} wannabe-MagicalGirlfriend Ayumi Mamiya from ''Manga/{{Magikano}}''.
** She was also the strict by-the-book Princess Inarba from ''Anime/UFOPrincessValkyrie''.
* Creator/RobinWilliams' flavor of choice are [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} over-the-top,]] wacky and fun-loving characters who frequently do impressions of famous people for [[RuleOfFunny comedic effect]], such as the Genie in Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and Fender in Blue Sky's ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}''.
** Creator/RobinWilliams tends to be cast as [[IAmNotLeonardNimoy Robin Williams]] in all his voiceover work.
** Given Williams' proclivities, it's probably regarded as a) a waste and b) futile anyway to cast him as the voiceover actor for any character whose description does ''not'' include the words "like Robin Williams".
* Try as you might, it's difficult to find characters in the late and great TonyJay's filmography that weren't menacing, nefarious villains: From Judge Frollo of [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' to [[PoorMansSubstitute Shere Khan]] in ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' sequel as well as ''House of Mouse'' and ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', to ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot's'' Megabyte, to the [[EldritchAbomination Lovecraftian]] reject Elder God from the ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'' series, and even the beholder Xantam in ''Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance.''
** Anubis in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''.
** Also the narrator in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Transformation".
** Spiderus the tarantula, in ''WesternAnimation/MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'', was transformed from "standard cranky kiddie-series baddie" to legitimately menacing simply by bringing Jay onboard to play him.
*** And then transformed into a character who wasn't scary or menacing at all by making him into a doting, if slightly clueless, father.
** An exception for Jay was Virgil on ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'', a (literally) owlish, doddering professor type who was the hero's MentorMascot.
*** As was Dr. Lipschitz on ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''
*** Captain Saladin in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVI'' was sort of a half-exception, being a very intimidating but ultimately {{Reasonable|AuthorityFigure}} HeroAntagonist. But Jay also played his stereotype straight by also voicing a murderous talking gate in the Underworld.
** Sul-Van, Superman's biological grandfather in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''.
* SandyFox is typically type casted as a cute, naive, character such as Flonne (''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''), Marona (''VideoGame/PhantomBrave''), or Mieu (''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'').
** Even older than those is Lynn from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''.
* ''Kids In The Hall'' alumnus Kevin [=McDonald=] is now essentially typecast as playing spazzy characters [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} not totally connected to reality]] -- Pleakley from the various ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' things; the spazzier and more "out there" of The Tallest from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', and Waffle in ''WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}}''.
** [[VerbalTic Splee!]]
** Also Ivan in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''.
** More recently, Dr. Frog in ''WesternAnimation/FishHooks''.
* How many times has Brian Doyle-Murray voiced [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants a]] [[WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack pirate]]?
* Okay, Creator/CoreyBurton ''does'' play a lot of evil robots, [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot N. Gin]], [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Shockwave]], [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Megatron]], and [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Brainiac]] being some of the most famous. But he does other stuff, too!
** Technically [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot N. Gin]] is a cyborg, so that might not qualify as a robot.
** Do computer programs count as robots? Because he did a very convincing impression of David Warner (MCP, Sark) in the ''Film/{{Tron}}''-based Space Paranoids world in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
*** He does like his David Warner impression. The fact that Shockwave (in both G1 and Animated) bear more than a slight vocal resemblance is no accident.
** He's also Dale from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', which is definitely different from his robot voices.
** He also seems to be the ChristopherLee replacement as [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Count Dooku in the series]] and [=DiZ=][[spoiler:/Ansem the Wise]] in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories]]'' and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''.
* More often than not, you'll hear MaryElizabethMcGlynn in "authoritative female"-type roles, often a LadyOfWar, such as [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Major Motoko Kusanagi]], [[Franchise/DotHack Helba]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Cornelia li Britannia]], [[Manga/WolfsRain Lady Jagura]], and [[Anime/EurekaSeven Dr. Misha]].
** [[Manga/FushigiYuugi Nuriko]] isn't as much of a woman as he is authorative. But the SuperStrength helps with the authority bit.
* ChristopherLee has done some voice acting. When he does, he's almost always typecast in the same way he is in live action -- as a super-villainous MagnificentBastard. Most notable is his role as King Haggard in the animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn''. In the German dub of ''The Last Unicorn'', he did ''his own'' dubbing, since he speaks German.
** On the other hand, he also played [=Ansem/DiZ=] in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', who may have been a magnificent bastard in the past, but is definitely not in the game itself.
** On the other hand, he's also done the voice of Death in the few animated ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' productions there've been, and Death is anything but a MagnificentBastard.
*** He doesn't have to be, he's just gotta wait. Actually, that might not be a bad strategy for ChristopherLee, either...
** Sony Online Entertainment went straight to Lee and asked him to Lucan D'Lere, the immortal tyrant who rules over the evil city of Freeport when they created ''VideoGame/EverQuestII''. His voice is well deserved and fitting for the character.
* If they have red or brown hair and are either impulsive and violent, or occasionally, levelheaded and extremely powerful, QuintonFlynn has probably voiced them (comic relief is optional): [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Reno]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Kon]], [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Axel]], [[Anime/DigimonSavers Marcus Damon]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Iruka AND Deidara]], [[WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa Timon (the first season of the TV series)]].
** And [[Franchise/MetalGear Raiden]], who was blond. Only mildly impulsive and violent in the second game, but went totally overboard with both in the fourth game.
** He voiced the Human Torch (who is a blond) in ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour: The Animated Series'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Spider-Man The Animated Series}}'' and the 2000 ''VideoGame/{{Spider-Man}}''.
** He also plays both sides of the coin in ''one'' role: Henry in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', who switches from calm and methodical to impulsive and violent at the drop of a hat. Must be the Irish in him.
* Need someone to voice a calm, intellectual character, like [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters Egon Spengler]] or [[WesternAnimation/PinkyandtheBrain The Brain]]? Creator/MauriceLaMarche is the man for the job. Any Creator/OrsonWelles pastiche as well.
** Though [=LaMarche=] is fully capable of other types: for Futurama, he does the voices for Calculon, Lrrr, Morbo the Annihilator, Hedonismbot and Clamps in addition to the (intellectual, but not always calm; ''neurotic'' might be more apt) Kif Croker.
* Temuera Morrison has (arguably) gotten ''the'' biggest single-character voice-acting deal in history. His roles of note? [[Franchise/StarWars Jango Fett]] (Played him in the films, and in every single video game featuring him), the Republic's Clone Army (same deal: every film and video game [except ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', where the character(s) were voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, and the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' cartoon, and Republic Commando offered other voices for other squad members]; the clones were cloned from Jango), and Boba Fett('s voice) (yet another Jango clone) in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Original Trilogy 2004 DVD re-release]], and all subsequent games. The problem? Although he's been getting ''plenty'' of work recently, he (literally) plays the '''exact same character''' in all of his work. Talk about pigeonholing/typecasting...
* Need a high-pitched squeaky voice for your anime dub look no further than StephanieBeard (or, as you may know her from her Canadian radio show, Suga [=BayBee=]). She's been Rini of ''Manga/SailorMoon,'' Ming-Ming of ''Anime/{{Beyblade}},'' Momo of ''Mirmo!'', and Creech of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}.'' She was also Wish Bear at some point. Basically, if you can't get Creator/TaraStrong she's your go-to girl.
* Way too loud little kid, usually male: Pamela Adlon (aka Pamela Segall). She's Bobby on ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Andy of ''WesternAnimation/SquirrelBoy'', ''VideoGame/PajamaSam'', Otto from ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'', Zach from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresFromTheBookOfVirtues'', and Milo from ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs'' along with several other supporting roles with that same voice. Also tends to do tomboyish female characters like Moose of ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' and Spinelli of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}.'' Oddly enough, along with Milo she also voiced the [[AlphaBitch Debbies]] from ''The Oblongs.''
* Creator/MichaelMcConnohie's deep, commanding voice usually leads him to being cast as a [[Manga/BoboboboBobobo narrator]], an [[Anime/CodeGeass authority figure]], or an [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV imposing villain]].
** Averted somewhat by Lexor in ''WesternAnimation/{{Visionaries}}'' and Cosmos (PeterLorre impression) and Tracks (camp yuppie) in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''.
* You can afford a movie star to narrate your movie? Get MorganFreeman!
** But if you need your narrator to have an exquisite British accent, get Creator/StephenFry instead. If you can afford it, get both!
* Who do you call when you want someone to voice a short or soft-spoken boy? BrianneSiddall's your man (err.. boy. Or girl rather..), who has voiced Tsukasa from ''[[Franchise/DotHack .hack//SIGN]]'', Kunikida from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', Taro from ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'', Mithos from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' and Jr. from ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''.
** However, she has voiced female characters, like Pamela of ''{{Mana Khemia|AlchemistsOfAlRevis}}''.
** I once saw her (try to) play an adult female character in ''Anime/{{Geneshaft}}'' and could not get Jr. out of my mind. She is so good at playing young boys that she isn't able to play females. I could hear traces of her boy voice and the character just sounded more boyish than female and it was hard to get it out of my head.
* Creator/MonaMarshall falls under this category despite being an excellent voice actress. If you need a young male voice for your show, then seek no further. She's most well known for being Izzy in the first season of ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'', and has done young male voices in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'', ''Anime/SeireiNoMoribito'', and many others. It's gotten to the point where no one realizes she can do great female characters as well, such as the pilot episode's voice of Penny in ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''.
* TroyBaker seems to fast becoming the go-to voice for MagnificentBastard BigBad characters. Examples include Ganryu, the BigBad of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}: [[NonSerialMovie Memories of Nobody]]'', Jin Kariya (also from ''Bleach''), and [[Anime/CodeGeass Schneizel el Britannia]]. He's also associated with bad asses such as [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Yuri]] and [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Kanji]].
** He was also Snow from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', who definitely isn't a Magnificent Bastard or the Big Bad of the game.
** Also, he played Excalibur from ''Manga/SoulEater'', which is an interesting aversion from his usual list of characters.
* Relative newcomer TaraPlatt is starting to find her way into this, usually playing stern, serious female roles (and rarely, even teenage or androgynous boys). She's pretty much starting to take over the niche that MaryElizabethMcGlynn held unchallenged for so long.
* CaseyKasem, renown radio personality and voice actor, is [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Shaggy]]. This remains an inescapable fact, to the point of doing a double-take when watching episodes from the first season of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', in which he voiced at least two of the titular robots. In the 1970's, Creator/{{Hanna-Barbera}} cast him in various Shaggy Expies when they produced ''Scooby-Doo'' clone shows, and he ''still'' used that same voice for them all!
** Not to mention Robin in the original Creator/{{Filmation}} series of ''Batman'' and ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''.
* In anime and video games, DaveWittenberg tends to play a lot of characters that are perverts and/or a ButtMonkey. Examples include [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kakashi]], [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} Tink]], and [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Teddie]].
** He also voices [[MonsterClown Kefka]] in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', who is, aside from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud and Sephiroth]], one of the largest sources of FoeYay and HoYay in the game. "Sorry babe, I only hurt you because you make me!"
* Veteran actress JaniceKawaye has made a living playing sweet, innocent girly-girls, Whether its Ami from ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' or Yuzu from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Jenny from ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' was more rounded because she was the star of the show, but still pretty sweet. The closest "bad girl" she has portrayed was the butt-kicking cat girl in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo''. Or the gang violence episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}}'' when a teacher was shot and Gi nearly drowned the shooter in retaliation!
* If you need someone to voice an annoying character, you call up Wallace Shawn.
** If you want full balls-to-the-wall over the top annoying, you get Gilbert Gottfried instead. Shawn is kind of Gottfried Lite.
* Eddie Deezen is Eddie Deezen. No exceptions. You need a know-it-all or a nerd? We got your [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Mandark]] right here.
* When you say the word "{{Moe}}", HyndenWalch will immediately pop into your head. Compare [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Starfire]], [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Nia]], [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Talim]], and [[Manga/LuckyStar Yuu-chan]]. WALCH-CHAN, WHY SO MOE~!?
** This is averted when she plays [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Madame Rouge]], and has a convincing accent which proves that EvilIsSexy.
** Even better example of PlayingAgainstType: [[WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex Breach]]. [[{{Yandere}} A]][[CuteAndPsycho y]][[StrangeGirl u]][[CollectorOfTheStrange p]].
** Meanwhile, in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', we have Viridi, who, while still {{cute|AndPsycho}} in appearance, is a {{Jerkass}} goddess of nature PsychopathicManchild who thinks HumansAreBastards. Quite a stark contrast to [[NiceGirl the personality of the other moe characters]].
* ChrisPatton tends to play "pretty boys" who range from the completely evil to the TroubledButCute. They include [[Manga/BlackCat an effeminate Big Bad]], [[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} a talkative nut with a J-pop haircut]], an [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist an anti-villain]], a JerkWithAHeartOfGold [[Anime/PrincessTutu male ballet dancer]], and [[LightNovel/FullmetalPanic a former child soldier]] with NoSocialSkills.
* Did you know that [[VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} Nolan North]] is quite capable of playing characters other than [[ShadowComplex slightly-over-their-head]] [[DarkVoid sarcastic action heroes?]] He actually has quite a bit of range, but seldom gets to show it. For example: He played {{Deadpool}} in ''HulkVs {{Wolverine}}''.
** And again in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''.
* If Disney needed a chicken sound back in the day, they called British-born actress Florence Gill. Her most famous role was as Clara Cluck in [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts the classic shorts]], but she used the same effect for pretty much all chickens. But damn if it wasn't a good chicken impression, and damn if she couldn't make ''chicken clucks'' seem as emoted as human speech.
* LaurenTom has this trope twice as bad, not only does she voice [[CaptainObvious Asian characters (mostly women and girls)]], but she's always doing the voice of character who's best known trait is being someone's wife or girlfriend. She does this in ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' (mother and daughter), ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' (okay Numbah 3 gets a little bit more credit but still), ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', etc. She can't even escape this in her live action work; she was one of Ross' girlfriends in ''Series/{{Friends}}''.
* SherryLynn is one of few female voice actors capable of playing female child roles authentically. If her name is in the credits, she's almost certainly going to be a little girl.
* Got a RobotGirl that needs a voice? Look up CristinaVee, voice of [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Nu-13, Lambda-11, Mu-12]], [[{{Neptunia}} Compa]], and [[{{Tekken}} Alisa Bosconovitch]].
** On a side note, this is lampshaded by Vee herself, who claims that her forte is... [[NiceGirl nice & sweet girls]].
* If anime or video games need anyone to voice a HotBlooded [[TheHero hero]], look no further to Creator/JohnnyYongBosch. Compare [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ichigo]], [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash]], [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Sanada Yukimura]], and [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Firion]]. And if he's not voicing hot-blooded heroes, it's most likely smooth talking [[{{Bishonen}} pretty guys]] like [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Itsuki]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Lelouch]], and (recently) [[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Izaya]]. And yeah, this is all done by a [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers black Power Ranger]].
* If a character is voiced by ReubenLangdon, you already know his personality. He'll most likely be a devil may care {{Badass}} with a bite bigger than his already huge bark. Examples? Ken of ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' fame (starting in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV IV]]''), Date Masamune of ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', and, most famously, Dante of ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'' and ''4''.
** Possible {{justifi|edTrope}}cation: Langdon, like Creator/JohnnyYongBosch, started off as a stunt performer and mocap artist -- he was the InkSuitActor for Chris Redfield in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'', f'ex. How he ended up ''voicing'' Dante from ''[=DMC3=]'' onwards is not common knowledge.
* Christine Cavanaugh, while she was still voice acting, seemed to be pigeonholed into voicing [[Animation/DavidAndTheMagicPearl little]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} red-haired boys]] [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory with glasses]].
** She was also Bunnie Rabbot in ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAm''.
** Also Dumpling from the ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' cartoon series.
* Go look up any clips starring Brandon Keener on Website/YouTube and almost invariably, you'll find any number of comments somehow relating [[Franchise/MassEffect Garrus Vakarian]] to Keener's on-screen role (be it his bit part in ''He's Just Not That Into You'', an episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' or random commercials) via MemeticMutation. To his credit, he doesn't seem to mind that he's only known for Garrus... ''yet''.
* Raphael Sbarge has a very distinctive voice and is also best known for voicing Carth Onasi in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. Unfortunately, this has led to Carth's {{Hatedom}} linking nearly every role he's done since then to Carth, even if there's no similarities between them character-wise (see Kaidan Alenko in ''Franchise/MassEffect'').
** And in live-action roles (''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', ''Series/ColdCase'', ''Series/BurnNotice'', ''{{Journeyman}}''), he's usually playing someone deeply disturbed and violently psychotic...His role on ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is an exception, but he's in the Creator/BioWare-type position of being TheConscience.
* And one of the kings (or at least princes) of this Trope is Robbie Benson. Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''ComicStrip/PrinceValiant'', ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow''... Guaranteed, he'll be playing some variety of TheWisePrince.
* Averting this trope may be one of the reasons Robert Clotworthy opted to do some work for ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' and films like ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''. If not for that, he'd mostly be known for doing narration on ''Series/AncientAliens'' and other dubious pseudo-science programs on TheHistoryChannel: not exactly a boost to one's credibility.
* TomKenny once stated himself, that he usually ends up voicing characters who are "really sweet, but not smart at all." Examples: [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls The Mayor of Townsville]], [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Eduardo]], [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife Heffer Wolfe]], and, [[CaptainObvious obviously]], {{WesternAnimation/SpongeBob|SquarePants}}. He also does a good announcer voice for said shows, such as the Narrator in ''PPG''.
* RozRyan is usually typecast as {{Sassy Black Wom|an}}en, such as [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Thalia]], [[WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack Bubbie]], the driving instructor from ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', and Witch Lexah from ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''.
* MelissaDavis has quite a habit of voicing {{Badass}}, [[TheStoic Stoic]], and TroubledButCute characters such as [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} Mai]], [[Anime/RedGarden Kate]], [[Anime/AngelBeats Shiina]], [[Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries Lady]], and [[Manga/YumekuiMerry Chizuru]].
** And if she isn't, she, oddly enough, voices GenkiGirls, instead. They're usually with twists, though, such as [[Anime/PaniPoniDash Kurumi]], [[LightNovel/IchibanUshiroNoDaimaou Kena]], and [[Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok Skuld]].
* GregAyres has a distinctive high-pitch voice that is unusual for a man in his 40s and is casted into young boys. Many examples include [[Anime/UFOPrincessValkyrie Kazuto]], [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Negi Springfield]], [[VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} Youhei]], [[LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu Kouta]], [[Manga/{{Beck}} Yukio]], and [[Manga/DeadmanWonderland Ganta Igarashi]]. In fact, he's one of the few voice actors to ''avert'' the CrossdressingVoices trope when it comes to casting voice actors into young boys as young as ''8-years-old''.
** Ditto with characters with AmbiguousGender like [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Uesugi Kenshin]].
** Well he ''was'' Guldo from ''DragonballZKai'' which is pretty different from most of his usual characters.
** His performance as nerdy, short-tempered hentai otaku Kaoru Yamazaki in WelcomeToTheNHK was also spot on.
* Creator/LauraBailey frequently plays RPG major characters who do not participate in combat: [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Rise]] is a Persona user but stays behind in MissionControl; [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles Isara]] is a Squad 7 corporal but is not a controllable unit (and also assumes some MissionControl duties); and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Serah]] is a l'Cie but stays in crystal stasis while everyone else saves the world. The last one, of course, is averted in the sequel.
* Creator/MichelleRuff voices {{Badass}} babes or just simply hot babes. Rukia Kuchiki from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Crimson Viper from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', Saga in ''Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar'', Katherine [=McBride=] in ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'', Fujiko Mine from ''Manga/LupinIII'', Chii from ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'', and Miu from ''Manga/DearS''.
* LiamOBrien's characters tend to be [[AxCrazy flatout psychotic and mentally unstable]] villain, MadScientist, or AntiHero that sometimes overlap with EvilSoundsDeep territory. Compare Joachim Armster and Issac from ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', Archer from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Gaara from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Levin [[spoiler:and Raksha]] from ''{{VideoGame/Soul Nomad|AndTheWorldEaters}}'', Father Balder from ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', Dr. Clive from ''Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu'', Dist from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', Caius Ballad from ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XIII-2}}'', Cumore from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', Lloyd from ''Anime/CodeGeass'', and Count Waltz from ''VideoGame/EternalSonata''.
* If you watch any anime dubbed by Creator/{{Funimation}}, chances are that the lead character of the series will be voiced by ToddHaberkorn.
* BradSwaile is known for playing awkward and/or dorky characters, usually in a form of a teenager.
* KeithSilverstein would be happen to voice characters that are either evil or crazy. Compare Johan Liebert from ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', Coyote Starrk from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', HUNK from ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'', and Bryan Fury from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''.
* CarrieSavage's characters tend to be teenage girls who overlap in the {{Moe}}. Compare [[BambooBlade Satori Azuma]], [[Manga/FairyTail Lisanna]], [[IkaMusume Kiyomi]], [[StellviaOfTheUniverse Shima]], [[Manga/HeavensLostProperty Chaos]], and [[ChaosHead Rimi]] as a few examples. [[PoorMansSubstitute She could easily be the anime's equivalent to]] HyndenWalch. However, she also voice much younger characters such as [[ShinChan Penny]] and adult women like [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Junko Kaname]].
** And CuteAndPsycho characters like [[VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}} Kaede Fuyou]] and [[spoiler:[[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Mika Harima]]]].
* Creator/TaraStrong tends to voice her characters that are good and sweet ranging from a cheerful child (Bubbles from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'') to an understanding adult (Batgirl from ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'') to a hyperactive girl (Rikku from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''). One of her favorite roles is Melody from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'' as she happens to be joyed of siding with Jodi Benson.
** There's also [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Timmy Turner]]. He's nice, but [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold sometimes mean]].
** At first, Twilight Spark from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is a subversion as she has trouble of making friends. It becomes double subverted when she learns on finding friends.
** Averted when she plays as Harley Quinn in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''.
** Also averted as Doctor Octopus 2099 in ''SpiderManShatteredDimensions''.
* DCDouglas voices characters that overlap with EvilIsHammy and EvilSoundsDeep. Compare [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Albert Wesker]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Alexei]], [[Videogame/{{Xenosaga}} Voyager]], [[VideoGame/NieR Grimoire Noir]], and [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer the Master]].
* Olivia Olson has voiced characters that are gothic and tricky. Compare Vanessa Doofenshmirtz from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' and Marceline the Vampire Queen in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. She also gets to use [[TheCastShowoff her singing skills.]]
* Looking for {{Action Girl}}s that are {{broken|Bird}}? Try TrinaNishimura.
* KellySheridan frequently voices {{Badass}} babes that are either sweet or angered easily. Compare Ukyo Kuonji from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Sango from ''Manga/InuYasha'', Scarlet Witch from ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men Evolution}}'', and Theresa from ''WesternAnimation/ClassOfTheTitans''.
* Aaron Spann makes himself known for playing as good boys like [[TheLandBeforeTime Littlefoot]], [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Mike Believe]], and [[Disney/PeterPan Lost Boy Twins]].
** Then there's [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Joshua]], who acts as [[PlayingAgainstType a contrast to his characters]].
* JB Blanc has made himself known for playing as a minion for the [[BigBad main villain]]. Compare [[{{VideoGame/Persona4}} Namatame]] and [[{{Manga/Monster}} Roberto]] you get the results.
* JulieAnnTaylor often plays characters that is a CoolBigSis. Examples include [[Anime/CodeGeass Milly]], [[SakuraTaisen Ratchet]], [[Anime/StellviaOfTheUniverse Ayaka]], and [[{{Planetes}} Ai]].
* VeronicaTaylor has find herself in playing ActionGirl type of characters. Examples include April O'Neil from ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', Nico Robin from ''Manga/OnePiece'', Abby from ''Animation/CubixRobotsForEveryone'', and Sheep from ''WesternAnimation/WordWorld''.
* Anytime you need a character that is either {{Badass}} or just plain {{Adorkable}}, call on Creator/CamClarke. He has done voices in different shows including Leonardo in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', He-Man in the 2002 ''[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse Masters Of The Universe]]'' series, Snoopy in ''You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown'' and ''Snoopy: The Musical'', Liquid Snake in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', Mac in the 2000 ''Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' series, ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'', etc.
* If you ever need a [[GrumpyBear grouchy]] or arrogant male character, it's SteveStaley. His roles include Neji Hyuga of ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'', Toshiro Hitsugaya in ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'', Shiki Tohno in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', Koji Minamoto from ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', and Kadaj from ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren''.
* Creator/ScottMenville can be found voicing quite a few brash, hot-headed, young boys. He's voiced Robin from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', the Sokka actor from ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar: The Last Airbender]]'', and Lloyd Irving from ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Tales of Symphonia]]''.
* KarenStrassman voices as a {{Badass}} or as a CoolBigSis. Examples are [[Anime/CodeGeass Kallen Kozuki]], [[{{Manga/Monster}} Nina Fortner]], [[{{VideoGame/Persona 3}} Aigis]], and [[WesternAnimation/HuntikSecretsAndSeekers Zhalia Moon]].
* Heather Hogan is known for her NiceGirl roles like Colette Brunel from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Shiki Misaki from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', and DarkIsNotEvil superhero Phantom Girl in ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes''.
* MelissaFahn makes herself known for voicing troubled teenage girls but have a good heart. Compare Rika Nonaka of ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', Gaz of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', Haruka of ''{{Anime/Noein}}'', and Luna Platz in ''MegaManStarForce''.
* Julian Sands played as Valmont of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' and [=DeFalco=] of ''{{VideoGame/Call Of Duty Black Ops 2}}'' and what do they all have in common? They're villainous white haired pretty boys who worked as TheDragon for the BigBad.
* GregCipes is known for voicing boys that are either lazy or bad. They were [[AstroBoy Atlas]], [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Beast Boy]], [[WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo Chiro]], [[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} Caleb]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben10AlienForce}} Kevin Levin]], and recently, [[WesternAnimation/{{TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012}} Michelangelo]].
* DorothyEliasFahn is known for voicing cute girls or tough girls, or even both. Compare Cyborg 003 of ''{{Cyborg 009}}'', Meryl Strife in ''{{Trigun}}'', Lalamon in ''Anime/DigimonSavers'', and Konan in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.
* Speaking of GregCipes, the woman he's often paired with, AshleyJohnson mostly voices teenage girls that are cute and/or tough such as Gretchen Gundler in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', Terra from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Jinmay in ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'', and Gwen Tennyson in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10 Alien Force}}''.
* Creator/RichardMoll usually voiced villains in cartoons and video games. Out of the roles he played, Two-Face from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' is mostly notable one.
** Abomination from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk'' is the second greatest.
** The Drifter from ''Series/OneHundredDeedsForEddieMcdowd''.
* KirbyMorrow is known for voicing dashing young heroes in anime and western animation. This includes Miroku from ''Manga/InuYasha'', Cyclops from ''XMenEvolution'', Trowa Barton in ''MobileSuitGundamWing'', Hot Shot in ''TransformersCybertron'', and recently, Cole in ''{{Ninjago}}''.
* Need another ButtMonkey example? It's Vincent Tong. Compare Matsuda from ''Manga/DeathNote'' to Toro from ''SushiPack'', or even compare Daniel from ''VoltronForce'' to Kai from ''{{Ninjago}}''.
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* AkiraIshida plays effeminate and/or gay characters roles fairly frequently, a role usually given to female voice actors. This seems intentional as many of his character roles even [[WhiteHairedPrettyBoy look similar]].
* KikukoInoue generally plays YamatoNadeshiko [[NoblewomansLaugh shrill noblewomen]] or {{Hot Mom}} She has also played gruff tomboys in ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'' and the ''VideoGame/SakuraTaisen'' series, sexy she-bitch I-no in the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' games and the psycho Alv in ''Anime/KiddyGrade''.
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' gets her a role as Grace O'Connor, who initially sounds like the caring mother, [[spoiler:but things change quickly enough in the second half the series, and in Episode 18 she gets to crank out the evil, sexy voice as she smashes Sheryl's ego into tiny pieces.]]
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamMSIGLOO 2: The Gravity Front'' has her be a [[UncannyValley really creepy]] {{Shinigami}} who haunts the first episode's protagonist.
** She plays kind sisterly/motherly characters so often she's even called Onee-chan (Big Sister) by her fellow seiyuu and fans.
** BridgetHoffman has served as Inoue's English voice counterpart on at least four occasions: [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Belldandy]], [[Manga/{{Chobits}} Chitose Hibiya]], [[Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld Rune Venus]], and [[Anime/PleaseTeacher Mizuho Kazami]]. She's even typecast as {{Yamato Nadeshiko}}s.
*** She played a slight inversion of her pigeonhole as covert KnifeNut [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Ryoko Asakura]].
** Played Tsubasa Ozora in ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'': Road to 2002.
* MegumiOgata plays male characters (often {{Bishonen}}) or [[{{bifauxnen}} androgynous women]]. A famous exception is the willowy Princess Emeraude in ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'', and she released a drama track of her conversation with a presumably different {{kawaiiko}} character that's actually her doing the other voice.
** Ogata's roles in ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo''. Nuff said.
** Need more examples? [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Uranus/Haruka]], [[Manga/MagicKnightRayearth Eagle Vision]], [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Yukito/Yue]], [[Manga/TokyoMewMew Masaya Aoyama]], [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]], [[Anime/YuGiOh Yugi Mutou]], and more. Among her "masculine girl" roles are [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Uranus]], [[ViolinistOfHameln Sizer]], and others.
* Similar to Ogata is RomiPark, who tends to play younger male characters like [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Toshiro Hitsugaya]] or [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Edward Elric]]... and her characters are usually young prodigies who are [[NapoleonComplex vertically challenged]] and sometimes [[BerserkButton have... issues... when this is mentioned]].
** Except [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Giorno Giovanna]], who is not only cunning but is 5ft7 at the age of 15!
** In addition, her characters tend to be OlderThanTheyLook. ([[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Edward Elric]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Toshiro Hitsugaya]], and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Zidane]] [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Tribal]]).
* MamikoNoto is known for playing {{Kawaiiko}} and YamatoNadeshiko characters, but was notably PlayingAgainstType as the Hazumi in ''YamiToBoushiToHonNoTabibito'' and as CreepyChild Ai Enma in ''Anime/HellGirl''.
** However, you can still expect most of her boy characters to be on the passive side. Look at Yukinari from ''Manga/GirlsBravo'' and Kouta from ''LightNovel/{{Kanokon}}''.
* NanaMizuki voices DarkMagicalGirl [[Anime/PrincessTutu Rue]], DarkMagicalGirl [[ShugoChara Utau]], DarkMagicalGirl [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Fate]], DarkMagicalGirl [[KaraNoKyoukai Ouji]]. On the other side, she also voices ShrinkingViolet [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hinata]] and ShrinkingViolet [[HeartcatchPrettyCure Tsubomi]]... as well as GenkiGirl [[NininGaShinobuden Shinobu]]. She also voices young boys, such as [[BlackButler Alois Trancy]].
* AtsukoTanaka is often cast as a CoolBigSis type of characters, or females that combines both authoritive or style, such as her role as Motoko Kusanagi in ''GhostInTheShell'', and [[Theatre/{{Medea}} Caster]] in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''.
* Although he has a wide range, ShinichiroMiki is usually typecast as a blond pretty playboy type of characters (including [[Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic Kurz Weber]] or [[Manga/WeddingPeach Limone]]). Also, his characters often harbor, uh, [[{{Lolicon}} affection towards girls much younger than themselves]], examples include: [[Manga/TheVisionOfEscaflowne Allen Schezar (towards Hitomi)]], [[Franchise/DotHack Crim (towards Subaru)]], [[LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess Shannon Casull (towards Pacifica)]], [[Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja Heinz Schneider (towards Ellis)]], Reiot Steinberg from ''Straight Jacket'' (towards Kapel Theta)... all these despite being versatile enough to play as [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Kojiro (James)]] all the way to Aladdin in the Japanese dub of the Disney series, or to Bob Makihara of ''Manga/TenjhoTenge''.
** His 'interact with girls younger than his character' is also very much seen in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'', as BigBrotherMentor Lockon Stratos interacts a lot with EmotionlessGirl Feldt Grace. The catch is, instead of Lockon being interested at her, it was Feldt who ends up having an unrequited crush on him.
** Recently we have Miki Shinichiro voicing [[TheShinsengumi Hijikata Toshizou]] in the {{P|layStation2}}S2 [[RomanceGame Otome Game]] Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan. Our heroine [[SweetPollyOliver Yukimura Chizuru]] looks...quite young, and is even called a shota for being literally flat...
** He has also voiced Sieg from ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'', fitting completely into type.
* HikaruMidorikawa's most common roles are quiet, antisocial bishounen types. However, in the ''Banpresto'' multiverse, he's cast as a loud-mouthed ignorant jock of a character. In one of the "Preview of Next Episode" savescreens, he imitated [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heero Yui]], a more standard Midorikawa Hikaru role, and confused everyone.
** He was also the voice of Marth in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, with a much lighter tone to his voice than his usual roles.
* Expect almost any characters played by AyakoKawasumi to have a [[TheDarkSide 'dark side']]. It happened many times... First, [[spoiler:her character in ''GateKeepers'' Ruriko Ikusawa had her powers converted to the dark when she's kidnapped]], second, [[spoiler:Chikane Himemiya in ''KannazukiNoMiko'' snaps and converts a Mecha into evil while submitting to a dark god, though to be honest, it's just a huge GambitRoulette to her]], and lastly [[spoiler:one of the routes in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' had Saber get defeated and turn to... Saber Alter.]]
** However, she seems to have bucked the trend with her most recent role as [[AlphaBitch Saki]] from ''Manga/ToLoveRu'', who doesn't ''seem'' to have a true dark side (as far as we're concerned...)
*** Doesn't Akari in ''ToHeart'' precede Saki here? By ''ten'' years?
*** Kaori's {{Wangst}} in ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} 2006'' doesn't count as a dark side, right?
* NobuyukiHiyama has a lot of range from deranged villains to cool and calm characters, but thanks to his role as [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Guy Shishioh]], fans noted that his common roles are hot blooded characters. He is also notable for being the "voice" of [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]''.
** Considering that whenever a hot blooded character voiced by Hiyama Nobuyuki starts yelling about something, they start sounding like Guy, (and that he has also done the voices of [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ikkaku Madarame]] and [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Viral]]) it's not exactly surprising he gets picked for the hot blooded roles: it doesn't matter what the voice sounds like normally, as long as it starts sounding like Guy when he starts yelling, it will ALWAYS be epic.
** The guy seems incapable of yelling in deep voice. He always yells like Guy, even if his voice jumps three octaves in an instant to get. Not that it's not awesome mind you.
* Junko Takeuchi, thanks to her role as Manga/{{Naruto}}, has been often typecast as goofy young boys.
** Hokutomaru in Garou Mark of the Wolves, and Dieter from Monster, Gon Freeces In ''Manga/HunterXHunter''.
* YuuAsakawa. It's not seldom that she'll play characters who are the most well-endowed between the cast, thereby turning her to be the candidate of the series' MsFanservice. If the series is ''full'' of {{Ms Fanservice}}s already... let's just say she'll be one of the top {{Fanservice}} providers.
** If she's voicing a boy, expect that boy to be somewhat arrogant and sure of his abilities. There's Mitani from ''Manga/HikaruNoGo'', Kouji from ''Manga/KyouNoGoNoNi'', and Sefuru from ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe''.
** Ms. Asakawa's ex-husband, Shoutarou Morikubo, has also fallen into typecasting, mostly as bad-tempered guys who switch back and forth between {{Jerkass}} and JerkWithAHeartOfGold types. Look no further than Akaya Kirihara from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' or Krylancelo Finrandi aka Orphen from ''SorcerousStabberOrphen''.
*** He's also [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Shikamaru Nara]], who tends to be a jerkass with women.
*** He also tends to play the adorable dorks who, while not necessarily evil or a jerkass, could probably kick your ass if they had to e.g. Amano Ginji in ''Manga/GetBackers'', Ichiro in ''NerimaDaikonBrothers'', or Narugami/Thor in ''Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok''.
* Yuko Miyamura tends to be cast in the roles of reckless, loud, and boastful young women, such as Aisha Clan-Clan of ''Manga/OutlawStar'' and Asuka of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
** A better description of her standard character would be "crazy". Whether artificial girl (''Manga/MyDearMarie''), Yakuza bossís daughter with a crush on teacher (''VeryPrivateLesson''), or action heroine with a [[DarkAndTroubledPast dark past]] (Asuka from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and Casca from ''Berzerk''), all are [[{{yandere}} a narrow margin from going crazy, and dangerously so]]. She was also the "instructor" on tape in ''Film/BattleRoyale'', which was live-action (but she ''was'' crazy).
** She was also Larxene from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts.'' Now that was definitely a messed-up person...
** A sort-of middle ground could be [[{{Tykebomb}} Alyssa Searrs]] from ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}''...
* [[RieKugimiya Rie]] "[[FanNickname Teh Rie]]" [[RieKugimiya Kugimiya]] has become known for her {{Tsundere}} roles: Shana (''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''), Louise (''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima''), Iori (''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster''), Nagi (''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''), Astarotte (''AstarotteNoOmocha''), and Taiga (''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}''). It doesn't help that she has the body of a loli herself.
** Before those big roles as all-powerful mini-lady however, she was cast as an all-powerful mini-lady Tsuzura in {{yuri}} VisualNovel ''AkaiIto'', which was released in 2004 (''Shana'' was aired in 2005). Think Nagi, but with {{onmyoudo}} magic. And now you know.
** She's been trying to get out of the pigeonholing by playing the CuteAndPsycho Nena Trinity from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' and the TokenMiniMoe Liechtenstein from ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''.
** She also has a number of male roles. The sweet and naive Takasato Kaname/Taiki in ''TheTwelveKingdoms'', suit of armour kind soul Alphonse Elric in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' and wild brat RaisedByWolves Ikuto in ''Anime/DigimonSavers''.
** Definitely a case of PlayingAgainstType by her role as ShrinkingViolet {{Meido}} Shannon in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', as well as Nemu from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and Yua Sakurai from two episodes of ''ShugoChara [[OddlyNamedSequel Doki]]''.
** And recently, the cat in ''Manga/FairyTail''. THE CAT. Which tsukkomi at every single chance she gets, regardless of scene/event.
* Even the amateur voice acting world isn't exempt from this. Hideki does HaremGenre leads, Satouberri does cute squeaky girls...
* TomokazuSugita may be falling towards this as he becomes known for playing [[DeadpanSnarker snarky and sarcastic male leads.]] But then there's ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'''s utterly deranged homicidal mechanic/gang leader/killer, Graham Spector. And the completely serious and professional (when he's not banging his subordinate) Leon Mishima of ''MacrossFrontier''.
** And don't forget on several occasions he's cast as someone with the voice of some UnluckyEverydude. Point in case: Hideki Motosuwa in ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'', Rin Tsuchimi in ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}''. Even Sugita uses his UnluckyEverydude voice type for [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars Brooklyn 'Bullet' Luckfield]].
*** Of course Rin Tsuchimi is pretty sarcastic himself so that fits his type.
*** A somewhat subversion is his role as [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna The Bloodedge]].
**** Well, he's had practice with being That Man in ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', as well as his role as Mayama in ''HoneyAndClover''.
* RyuseiNakao, has been typecast as cruel, quirky, disturbing, sadistic men (mostly villains) with high pitched voices, including [[Manga/DragonBall Freeza]] (and his brother, Cooler), Mayuri Kurotsuchi in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and Him in ''DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ'' as well as Farfarello. He, however, is capable of other types of roles; notably, he sang a very sweet love song with fellow seiyuu Junko Iwao. Strangely enough, he also happens to be ''Buster Bunny and Yakko Warner'' from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' respectively in their Japanese dubs. That's some creative casting there.
** [[NamesTheSame Junko]], you say? Makes you wonder if that role as Tatsuya Sudou in the ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' games wasn't just coincidence...
* Need a {{Badass}} with a LargeHam tendency? {{Two Words|ObviousTrope}}: NorioWakamoto. He '''isn't always''', but '''often play''' ham-eater BigBad. Among his roles: [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Igniz ''and'' Rugal (If only for one game so far)]], [[Manga/DragonBall Cell]], [[Franchise/StreetFighter M.Bison/Vega]], [[Anime/CowboyBebop Vicious]], MDGeist, [[Anime/GunBuster Coach Ohta]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Emperor Charles of Britannia]] ([[FanNickname Emperor Wakamoto]]), and {{Dracula}} in almost all the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games that has voice acting. To sum up: he dubbed Lando Calrissian in ''Franchise/StarWars''.
** Exception of [[ChewingTheScenery scene-chewer]] that isn't a BigBad: Victoream from ''[[Manga/ZatchBell Konjiki no Gash Bell]]'', Shuren of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Woodchuck in ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar''.
** Exception of non scene-chewer but still utterly awesome: ''Playboy'' Johnny of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', or the hilarious narrator in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''. Further subversion, he plays Reuenthal, the angsty ladies' man in ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes''.
** [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh I wish I were a bird.]]
*** [[VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend Coooo! (Wish granted!)]]
* Voice actress Yuki Kaida has been more or less typecast to play soft-spoken teenage boys with hidden agendas or skills, like Shusuke Fuji from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' and Kurapica from ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' (whom she even plays in the musicals). One of the few different roles she has been casted as is the gentle and troubled Machi Kuragi in the ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' CD-dramas.
** Don't forget Tsukasa Futaba from ''[[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Ryuusei No Rockman]];'' the fact that he's also known as Gemini Spark should clue you in on his double nature...
** Generally, when she doesn't play soft-spoken boys, she plays kind, sisterly characters.
** She has a pretty wide range, though. In just ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', she plays three different characters. One is Fuji Syuusuke, and another is his older sister Yumiko. They sound fairly much alike, although Syuusuke has a slightly deeper tone. But the most surprising thing, is that she also voices the otherwise masculine youngest brother Yuuta (though only in a flashback of when the siblings were younger).
* YukoGoto often plays girly MoeMoe characters like Mikuru from ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]''. Ironically, Goto (aka "Gotouther-sama" after a character from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', of which she is a fan) is apparently a hardcore biker in real life. Parodied in ''Manga/LuckyStar'', in which she appears as an intimidating, hypermasculine {{Yakuza}}-style biker, then zooms off on her motorcycle making cutesy "vroom, vroom" noises.
** These days, however... it seems she is set to not only MoeMoe characters, but also {{Yandere}} characters. If [[Anime/CodeGeass Anya Alstreim]] is telling you something...
*** Anya seems to be more of a mix of LittleMissBadass with NoSocialSkills ''and'' a bit of WiseBeyondTheirYears, rather than a true {{Yandere}}. A more straight {{Yandere}} gal played by Gotou-san would be Kaede from ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}''.
* DaisukeOno seems to be associated with charming {{Bishonen}} like Yukito in ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}'' Koizumi in ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'', and ''himself'' in ''Manga/LuckyStar'' (which is exactly as it's said: ''charming bishonen'').
** Let's not forget Hosaka from ''{{Minami-ke}}''.
** In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'', he plays [[FairCop Mamoru Akasaka]], so that could be a subversion.
** And in the upcoming ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' anime, he'll be playing the ecchi, stubborn Battler Ushiromiya, so that's definitely a subversion.
*** He's also [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Silver]] and [[Franchise/StreetFighter El Fuerte]].
**** And in the upcoming remake to ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters 2002'', he voices a replacement for K9999 called...Nameless.
***** Then there's Snow Villiers in the upcoming ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''.
** Ahem. [[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Shizuo Heiwajima.]] Can you say "subversion"?
** Another aversion would be his evil turn as the enigmatic BattleButler Sebastian in ''Manga/BlackButler.''
*** However, this one would count more as a subversion because his voice varies in this role, going from completely playing his type to "holy crap, how can that be the same person?"
** And if that wasn't enough, check out ANY episode of his radio show with HiroshiKamiya or ANY live events with him and behold his dorky personality in real life.
** Let's just say ever since ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi,'' Ono D's pigeonholing as "charming" has been given a big fat [[AvertedTrope NOT NO MORE.]]
* IkueOhtani, [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]] herself. Among other adorable {{Genki Girl}}s and {{Keet}}s include ''Manga/ZatchBell'', ''OjamajoDoremi'''s Hana-chan, Iincho from ''DokidokiSchoolHours'' (sort of a subversion, but she's a SMAP fangirl...), and Tony Tony Chopper of ''Manga/OnePiece.''
** She voices two characters from ''KannazukiNoMiko'': [[GenkiGirl Mako-chan]] and crazy-nun Miyako. Mako-chan's voice probably fits more closely to her regular roles...
* If you want a good seiyuu for a female character older than 30? Go to MasakoKatsuki. She started with NaiveEverygirl (like Maya Kitajima form ''Garasu no Kamen'') or CoolBigSis (like Reccoa from ''Zeta Gundam'') roles, but ever since she played [[{{Ojou}} Michiru aka Sailor Neptune]] in ''Manga/SailorMoon'' she's been playing older ladies.
** She played some older ladies before that, too; take Ikari-sensei from ''HighschoolKimengumi'' in the 1980s.
* FumihikoTachiki is well-known for his work voicing sinister older villains, who usually share very personal connections to one or more of the main characters. This also usually goes hand in hand with his roles' tendencies, if they have children, to be at best distant or at worst downright manipulating and bad fathers. Most famously, of course, is Gendo Ikari from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', but he has also played Kratos Aurion from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Odin from ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'' and Zaraki Kenpachi from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. And even young comic relief Boss from ''Mazinkaiser''. To sum it up, he's a very good choice for BigGuy type of characters, even moreso if they have a veteran-ish aura.
** Uh, just a sec, those guys (Gendo, Kratos, Odin, Kenpachi) are fathers or sorts, right? (Well, Kenpachi is no father, but he DOES adopt Yachiru...). Not to mention they also have a 'bad' image painted on them...
** And then, in an apparent parody, he plays Hasegawa in ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', a middle-aged man who lost his prestigious job and family (thanks to the heroic speeches of the main character) and is frequently called a no-good, worthless old dude. The fact that Hasegawa resembles Gendo to an extent makes it all the better.
** You also have to consider Kasai from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi. He's gruff and is technically yakuza but he's definitely a good guy [[{{Badass}} (and an awesome one, at that)]], as well as a father-figure of sort to Shion.
*** He's also Nightmare in ''SoulCalibur 3''.
* [[JojiNakata Joji]] / [[GratuitousEnglish George]] [[JojiNakata Nakata]] and AkioOhtsuka only play ''extremely'' hard-boiled {{Badass}}es, though their characters frequently get put into situations [[TheComicallySerious not quite of their calibur]] to add flavor.
** George Nakata = Villain. That's all that needs to be said. Granted, some of those villains [[VillainProtagonist are also protagonists]], like Alucard in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', but villains nonetheless.
*** A slight exception: Nakata was behind the voice of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'''s E-102 Gamma.
*** [[KeroroGunsou Giroro]] is kind of a gray area ... but [[SoltyRei Roy Revant]]?
* Hideyuki Hori, though not as much as obviously seen, seems to be a rather popular choice for ninja characters. Including Ryu Hayabusa in ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' and ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'', [[McNinja Schwarz Bruder]] in ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'', and in the crossover ''Namco X Capcom'', he plays Team Commando's resident ninja Sho/Ginzu.
* If you see ShowHayami's name in a cast list, take extra caution. If that character seems to be affably good, there is a chance that the character may be the worst man to ever exist (case in point, Dr. Kazutaka Muraki in ''YamiNoMatsuei'', Masami Eiri in ''SerialExperimentsLain'', and [[spoiler:Sousuke Aizen in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'']]). It's also often that he plays just plain sociopaths...
** And even if he ''is'' playing a good guy, expect that character [[SociopathicHero to be pretty fucked up in the head]], like male lead IdolSinger Kouji from the yaoi anime {{Zetsuai1989}} or [[{{Gravion}} Klein Sandman]]
* Kumiko Watanabe comes in two flavors: If she's playing a boy, she's most likely to play [[KidHero young heroes]] [[TagalongKid (doesn't need to be main)]] or BrattyHalfPint in general. If she's playing a female... then just be ready that her character may turn out to be the worst bitch in the series (''Hello'', [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Katejina Loos]]).
* In a weird variation of this trope, two of the main characters of ''Manga/OnePiece'' were designed with their voice actors in mind. More impressive in the case of MayumiTanaka (Luffy), since there was no guarantee that the series would even receive an anime adaptation, while Kazuki Yao (Franky) had voiced several characters in ''One Piece'' after it had already been successful.
** Speaking of Mr. Yao, it seems he likes to do "crazy" characters: bar Franky, his others in ''One Piece'' were [[WholesomeCrossdresser Mr. 2 Bon Clay]] and [[ShoutOut Jango]].
*** He also was HotBlooded Judau in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'', as well as Shinobu Fujiwara in ''Anime/{{Dancougar}}''.
* YuuichiNakamura tends to play guys who, for a lack of better description, are jerks. Usually [[JerkWithaHeartofGold with hearts of gold underneath]]. We have Okazaki Tomoya from ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'' (a jerk who quickly softens up for his various love interests), Abe Takaya from ''OokikuFurikabutte'' (a jerk who doesn't realize that yelling at his shy, meek pitcher isn't helping said pitcher's self-esteem any), Saotome Alto of ''MacrossFrontier'' (a jerk who has trouble recognizing other people's kindness toward him, especially if they happen to be his love interests), Graham Aker from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' (a jer--actually, he's quite the hero, at least for now), Ikuto Tsukiyomi of ''ShugoChara'', etc.
** And then we have Hazama aka his pigeonholed role dialed UpToEleven. Seriously, this Jerkass makes every single jerk roles he had look so tame. It's also his most [[DracoInLeatherPants awesome role to date.]]
** Not really, it was more of PlayingAgainstType. If you notice, YuuichiNakamura seems to have been landed with more straightforward, if witty and snarky, hero, or 'Slice of Life series' protagonist, thus Hazama is one huge case of PlayingAgainstType.
** Graham is the PlayingAgainstType case here. A HotBlooded, LargeHam, [[TheAce ace]] [[TheRival rival]] who is very far from being a jerk.
** He completely [[PlayingAgainstType plays against his type]] with [[TeamMom Koichi]] [[ZettaiKarenChildren Minamoto]].
* KappeiYamaguchi's kind of stuck with "hotheaded hero," having voiced Manga/{{Ranma|OneHalf}}, Manga/InuYasha, and Monta from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', among many others. One of the few notable exceptions is one of his earlier roles, Daisuke Kusama from ''GiantRobo''. Or L from ''Manga/DeathNote''.
** Though, he subverts the trend beautifully in roles such as Tororo from ''KeroroGunsou'' and (most of all) Usopp from ''Manga/OnePiece''.
*** And don't forget the [[DissonantSerenity Serenely Dissonant]], ExtremeDoormat that is [[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} Mr. Tick Jefferson]]
** Artemis from Pretty Guardian ''Manga/SailorMoon''.
** He does quite well with goofball characters as well. Want an example? How about [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Teddie]]?
* HitomiNabatame is a versatile voice actress, doing stuffs from Loli, graceful princess, outgoing girls or characters. However, if there's several things she's most known for, it's either her HardDrinkingPartyGirl roles, or roles that have LesYay painted in it. She may be even like this in real life.
** She does consider Shizuka Itoh to be "Main Wife", MamikoNoto is "Lover No.1", KaoriShimizu is "Lover No. 2" and AmiKoshimizu is "Lover No.3" Granted they all worked together at some point (''SchoolRumble'').
*** Given that, [[WordOfGod according to her blog]], she's in a serious relationship with Shizuka Itoh, "may" might not be strong enough a word.
**** * Cue major {{squee}} * Not, if the fans laid off TetsuyaKakihara [[YokoOhNo for going out with]] "Lover n°1"
* MamoruMiyano could do with a bit ''[[Manga/DeathNote more]]'' [[OuranHighSchoolHostClub typecasting]]...
** Lately he is quite suited roles of cold covert killers such as [[ChildSoldiers Setsuna]] from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' and VampireKnight. [[Manga/SoulEater Death the Kid]], even if [[SuperOCD not cold all the time]], could count as well since he is the son of the Shinigami.
* Sometimes, a voice actor is pigeonholed into one type, but as time passed on, he/she is pigeonholed in ''another'' type and almost abandons their old pigeonholed types. The example of this is Creator/AyaHisakawa, known as young, mostly spunky girl characters, especially [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Skuld]] and [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Chai Xianghua]]. But as time passed, she finds herself pigeonholed into mature women that knows her stuffs, such as [[Manga/TenjhoTenge Maya Natsume]], "[[FanNickName Captain Mom]]" [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Unohana Retsu]] or even {{Stripperiffic}} MsFanservice [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Judith]]. This is also somehow reflected in her old pigeonholed types -- the recent ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' series features Skuld with an older form, and Hisakawa left Xianghua's role after ''Soul Calibur III''.
* And the other example of 'switch pigeon hole' voice actor is MikiIto. Beforehand, she's known as FemmeFatale type characters, sometimes overlapping with villains, such as [[Manga/DragonBall Android no 18]], [[Manga/MagicKnightRayearth Nova]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Legretta the Quick]]. Now you find her voicing genuinely good {{Genki Girl}}s like [[VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}} Asa Shigure]], [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Taiga Fujimura]]...
** Though recently, she's returned to her old type with [[spoiler:[[VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Miyo Takano]] who, incidentally, is the BigBad]].
** As well as Eva Ushiromiya in its spiritual sequel ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''.
* NatsukoKuwatani is mostly known for absolutely [[TheDragon loyal henchwoman]] to whomever she works for rather then the actual cause her master follows and rarely cares for anybody else. Kasuga in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', Sette and Arf in ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha]]'' are good examples of following her master to the ends of the earth and often hints of a romance of them (some more blatant then others). Just call her Natsuko [[{{Ninja}} Kunoichi]] in that case.
** Does cutesy [[Manga/RozenMaiden Suiseiseki]] count as the part of 'loyal to the master to the end of the earth' part, [[VerbalTic DESU~?]]
*** Yes, to Jun (although more hidden than most). I forgot to mention Nanto Yaya from ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic'', the girl not only protects Hikari buts wants her as well. And does Henne from ''Mugen no Frontier'' count as so?
*** Also [[VideoGame/FireEmblem Micaiah]]...
***** It's Sothe
****** Subverted in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' where [[KnifeNut Ryoko Asakura]] disobeys [[EmotionlessGirl Nagato's]] orders in [[spoiler:that she wanted to kill [[DeadpanSnarker Kyon]] to see what [[AGodAmI Haruhi's]] reaction would be.]] Somewhat justified in that Asakura comes from a rogue faction within the Data Overmind.
****** [[TheWoobie Ryoko Achakura]] in ''{{Haruhi-chan}}''. That is all.
* ShizukaIto is known for her refined sexy personality (she does do hentai after all) and is often seen working with girlfriend HitomiNabatame (They have a good relationship, and apparently they ''are'' girlfriends if Hitomi's blog is to be believed) and the ability to go between romantically teasing or generally stoic and serious. Rest assured, she is a skilled femme fatale who is on fire (or at least her element in animes like ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'')
* SoichiroHoshi is often the guy who is the younger partner of Akira Ishida, aside from that, he plays normally passive characters with hidden berserker streaks to him such as Kira Yamato from ''GundamSEED'' franchise and Brooklyn from ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}''. His roles often have a common thing among them as carrying sticks or similar stick like weapons to battle. Beamspam Jesus has nothing on stick smack Jesus.
** [[Anime/{{S-Cry-ed}} Kazuma]] and [[VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Keiichi Maebara]] may be considered inversions. Both definitely have berserker sides to them, and Keiichi has a [[BatterUp baseball bat]] as a WeaponOfChoice but Kazuma is openly loud, brash and violent while Keiichi is a loud, perverted dork who only becomes violent when he falls victim to [[spoiler:the HatePlague]].
** Ditto [[Anime/DigimonSavers Masaru]], who is made of {{hot blood|ed}} and punches out fifty-feet giant chickens in his spare time.
* TesshoGenda is mostly known for his TheBigGuy roles. If you see a character voiced by him, expect them to fulfill the MightyGlacier role, such as the younger Toguro in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Takeda Shingen in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', Mighty Kongman in ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'', Largo the Black Lion in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' and... Zangief from ''StreetFighter'', at least the later version. He does some exceptions, though, like... the dubbed version of ''Batman''.
* Miyu Matsuki has a reputation of being cast for death with Mecha roles, aside from that she is a well known {{Yuri}} typecast
** But she also played [[Manga/HayateTheCombatButler Isumi Saginomiya]].
* Saki Nakajima loves to do {{Meido}} roles in general in terms of roles in general typecasts.
** But she also played [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Chizuru Honshou]]
** And [[VisualNovel/ToHeart2 Karin Sasamori]].
* MitsukiSaiga mainly plays male roles despite being a female seiyuu. Many of the roles he plays is mainly as protectors but when she also has to play a villain as well, it becomes a WellIntentionedExtremist character. Example is Makubex from ''Manga/GetBackers''. And if she doesn't play boys, she plays ActionGirl types, like Jun from the ''{{Anime/Mazin|gerZ}}kaiser'' OAV.
* One curious case is Masami Kikuchi. He was pigeonholed for ''years'' as the UnluckyEverydude / HaremCast Lead types (like Keiichi Morisato in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'') and got to play against type ''in the course of a series saga''. Compare his [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Jou]] [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Kido]] to his [[Anime/DigimonTamers Rob Mc Coy]] aka [[TheProfessor "Dolphin"]] and his [[Anime/DigimonSavers Akihiko Kurata]]. And then compare ''these'' to his [[TheCharmer Hiroshi]] [[HandsomeLech Wakato]] from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis...''
* YukariTamura seems destined to be the go-to name for (usually loli) {{genki|Girl}} {{Magical Girl}}s, with the titular ''OtogiJuushiAkazukin'' and ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. She has done several different roles (Mai Kawasumi in ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}''), but even if not magical, a large number of her characters tend to at least ''look'' somewhat loli (Sakura Yoshino in ''VisualNovel/DaCapo'', Mei Sunohara in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', Ichigo Morino in ''Anime/PleaseTeacher'', Ink Nijihara in ''{{Moetan}}'').
** [[VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Rika Furude]] is an inversion. She ''seems'' to play it straight for awhile, but eventually it becomes clear that there's more to her than meets the eye.
** And then there's [[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Bernkastel]], who is a [[spoiler:RogueProtagonist]] in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', by virtue of her being [[spoiler:the summation of all pre-''Matsuribayashi-hen'' incarnations of Rika Furude]].
* MarinaInoue when doing major roles is mostly cast in the {{Ojou}} role most of the time. While not always of the lady in fine dress theme, there is a generally air of being a woman with a duty. Examples are [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Yoko]], [[VideoGame/ArcanaHeart Petra]] and [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles Alicia]]. And did we mention that these characters are pretty handy with their {{gu|nsAkimbo}}[[ColdSniper ns]]?
** [[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Jessica Ushiromiya]] is an inversion. She's an Ojou, but she's also a tomboyish {{Tsundere}}.
** Subverted in ''Manga/SkipBeat''. Kyoko dreams of being an {{Ojou}} or a Princess but is also a poor aspiring actress lusting for revenge (and has the evil aura to prove it).
** Don't forget [[Manga/HayateTheCombatButler Wataru Tachibana]].
* Most characters voiced by Creator/NozomuSasaki end up creepy or evil or both. These include characters like [[Manga/{{Akira}} Tetsuo]] (and his very obvious {{Expy}} [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters K9999]]), [[Manga/DeathNote Mello]], [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Olba Frost]], [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Enishi Yukishiro]], and the worst of them all... [[Manga/{{Monster}} Johan Liebert]]. The only exception is [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Yuusuke Urameshi]], but that's just ONE breakout role compared to his whole lot of... that type of character.
** Kazuya Hasukawa of HereIsGreenwood is another exception. He's really just an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent.
*** Let's not forget Sasaki playing UnluckyEverydude Youta Moteuchi in the ''Video Girl Ai'' Drama [=CDs=].
** Jin Akutsu from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' initially plays it straight by being a huge JerkAss, but later subverts it by getting CharacterDevelopment, evolving into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and an AloofBigBrother to [[{{Keet}} Taichi Dan]].
** Nozumu himself is probably a good example of someone who switched typecasts -- he used to play a lot of sweet-voiced young boys (Kazuya from ''HereIsGreenwood'', Chihaya from ''{{Earthian}}'', etc) and now does more creepy evil types. There were even rumors in Japan that he'd had some kind of surgery or injections to alter his voice. In ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'', which was made over a period of several years, try comparing Julian's voice at the beginning and end of the series to hear the 'change' (although arguably this could just be an example of acting, as the character had grown and matured).
*** Sasaki started smoking at some point, which is the cause of his deeper/raspier voice in later series.
* IsshinChiba is mostly not-quite-so-active in anime. But when in video games, he has a lot of infamous roles, mostly as someone who is a {{Jerkass}}, or has an evil side. Including Albel Nox from ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'', Melfice from ''VideoGame/GrandiaII'', Jedah Dohma from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' and even Jin Kazama from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', who has currently embraced his evil side. And, of course, who could forget that he is the main voice of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'''s Dio [[TimeStandsStill "ZA WARUDO"]] [[{{Kiai}} "WRRRYYYYYY!!!"]] Brando?
* Need an Tsundere Idol? Try SakuraNogawa, often her roles will interlace with something idol related, famous roles includes Tsundere Tsubomi from ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic'', Shiho from ''Anime/MaiHime'' and being one of Gust (Creator of the Atelier Series) newest talent to rely on. She has been cast in every ''ArTonelico'' series so far. The only exception of this might be Hinaichigo from ''Manga/RozenMaiden''.
** Don't forget she was the voice of [[HoYay Kaori Aida]] from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
* Koji Tsujitani is known for his roles within being a ChivalrousPervert and having one StarCrossedLovers too many (mostly unintentional). Examples of characters of exhibiting either trait include [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Bernard Wiseman]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Seabook Arno]], [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Azai Nagasawa]] and [[Manga/InuYasha Miroku]]. He has other roles as well, but these comes to a troper's mind first when they think about this actor.
** And then there's [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Itsuki]]...
* YukiMatsuoka is known for voicing [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} extremely weird and eccentric characters]] such as [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Osaka]] and Orihime Inoue from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. OTOH, she voiced characters that are [[EnsembleDarkhorse very much loved by the fandom]] such as Osaka and ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'''s Tsuruya.
** Also, Orihime and Tsuruya have undergone MemeticMutation, both involving food products (leeks and smoked cheese, respectively).
* AmiKoshimizu may have versatile voice styles, but she often has a consistent fanservice and humorously ecchi feeling to her roles that she plays.
** But she also played [[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Rosa Ushiromiya]].
* KenichiSuzumura plays a lot characters whom knows or [[ThisLoserIsYou have the worst luck]] examples are {{Ichigo100%}} and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]], don't feel bad though, at least the VA gets to be quite close with Hitomi Nabatame... His characters also tend to be very loud, childish or rude and scream a lot (think Shinn Asuka in SEED Destiny or Chika Akatsuki in ZombieLoan)
* HiroShimono most notable typecast as a lead is seen as a somewhat meek person with a good sense of artist touch within him. His characters are usually pretty good at art or something culturally creative. Also, on 2 occasions he voiced roles which are also done by Creator/JohnnyYongBosch.
* MiyuIrino recently seems to be cast as an UnluckyEverydude who also have high chances of being a Woobie or a Scrappy. Case in point being Syaoran from ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', Saji from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'', Tomoharu from ''Asura Cryin''', Kou from ''Cross Game'' and Zwei from ''Phantom~Requiem for the Phantom~''. Just note that his romantic interests tends to end up [[CartwrightCurse dead]] or [[FatalAttractor horribly maimed]].
* Ryuzaburo Otomo's voice is more often than not linked with villainous characters with an already-imposing stature, such as [[Manga/OnePiece Sir Crocodile]], [[Manga/DragonBall Dabura]], Tetsu Ushio in the first season of the ''Anime/YuGiOh'', [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Vamdemon]], [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Uka-Uka]], [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Astaroth]], ''TheTerminator'', and... [[Film/BatmanAndRobin Mr. Freeze?]]
** Speaking of which, the last two are also played by Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.
* Satoshi Hino seems to be one of the go-to guys for OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent types who get overshadowed by his female companions. Let's see: [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Yuji Sakai]], [[LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima Saito Hiraga]], [[IkkiTousen Koukin Shuyu]], and {{Tayutama}}'s Yuuri Mito.
** Yuuto from ''VideoGame/CrossEdge'' is a notable mention
*** Try Kamui from Manga/{{Gintama}}. Seriously.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and it spin offs just can't get along with PrettyCure at all. Almost every VA whom had at least one stint with Gundam went on to be a villain in PrettyCure. The only exception was RomiPark ([[Anime/TurnAGundam Turn A's]] Loran Cehack).
* KanaHanazawa is one of the best recent choices for timid, kind, if somewhat fragile, female characters such as [[LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}} Sengoku Nadeko]]. Though she has played against this on occasion, such as Mikan Yuuki in ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' or Zange in ''Manga/{{Kannagi}}'', a great lot of her characters end up falling into the main type. She also falls in TheWoobie typecast with Tenshi and Suou in ''Anime/AngelBeats'' and ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''.
** Recently she also voices {{Genki Girl}}s such as [[{{Fractale}} Nessa]] and [[{{Freezing}} Rana Linchen]].
* AkiToyosaki got her start playing bubbly, somewhat [[TheDitz ditzy]] female characters with Amuro in ''{{Umisho}}'', and hasn't really left it since. Roles such as Tomo in ''SeikonNoQwaser'', Suu in ''ShugoChara'' and, above all, [[StarMakingRole Yui]] in ''Manga/KOn'' are good examples of this characterization.
* YokoHikasa, taking off from her StarMakingRole as Manga/KOn's ShrinkingViolet Mio Akiyama, has been pigeonholed into girls with [[RapunzelHair long black hair]] (and sometimes a HimeCut), but not necessarily as shy as Mio, such as [[TallDarkAndSnarky Seraphim]] (''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie''), [[{{Tsundere}} Houki Shinonono]] (''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos''), [[MrExposition Maya Kumashiro]] (''SeikimatsuOccultGakuin'') and [[CovertPervert Shino Amakusa]] (''SeitokaiYakuindomo''). Seen [[http://img4.gelbooru.com//images/895/a291d3738a91313d9c4991892793fde7.jpg here]]. Many roles of hers are excellent swordswomen as well, such as Houki and Seraphim as mentioned above, as well as Junko Hattori (''LightNovel/IchibanUshiroNoDaimaou''), and Erica Blandelli (''LightNovel/{{Campione}}'')
* WataruTakagi is commonly typecast as any form of [[{{Yakuza}} Gangster]]/{{Delinquent}} and other forms of the dregs of society. Naturally, this often gets him into villain roles, such as Horada in ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', Chaka in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' or Tobi in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. However, he may also play the converted Delinquent such as Aoki in ''HajimeNoIppo'' or the ''GreatTeacherOnizuka'' himself.
** Bizarrely enough, he voiced the author of the original manga in ''Anime/ExcelSaga''.
* HiroakiHirata has recently lamented that, after ten years building a reputation as anime's "pirate seiyuu," ([[Manga/OnePiece Sanji]], [[Manga/BlackLagoon Benny]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Balthier]], [[Franchise/PiratesOftheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]], etc.), it took exactly ''one role'' (Kotetsu T. Kaburagi from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'') for him to lose this title and instead become known as the "{{Oyaji}} seiyuu."
* ChiakiTakahashi is mostly known for her roles as MsFanservice (occasionally overlapping with CoolBigSis) or the one who is considered sexiest on the cast, considering she is a gravure idol. However, in a subversion, the personalities of her characters could differ from ditzy ([[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster Azusa]]), kind and nurturing, if conflicted ([[VideoGame/BlazBlue Litchi]]), utterly flirtatious ([[Manga/{{Bleach}} Haineko]]), and... well a lot more, but they always held the 'Sexy' part well.
* YuukiKaji mostly known for voicing any [[UnluckyEverydude unlucky person]] and IneffectualLoner person, but intelligent, [[NiceGuy kind hearted]] and always careful. However, the character's life that he voiced was changed after he met a mysterious, but special girl. For example [[LightNovel/AccelWorld Haruyuki Arita]], [[LightNovel/CubeXCursedXCurious Haruaki Yachi]], [[Anime/AquarionEvol Amata Sora]], and last, but not least, [[GuiltyCrown Shu Ouma]].
* ShigeruChiba tends to be heard as either TheNarrator, hot-blooded characters, goofball types, villains, or even a mixture of some of those.
* Issei Futamata's most common roles tend to fall along two types. One usual type would be him being cast as [[Manga/UruseiYatsura squeaky-voiced nerds]] [[Manga/MaisonIkkoku and/or]] [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf generally unlucky young men]] (that may or may not also be a bit unstable). The other common typecasting involves him voicing random mooks and corrupt businessmen, or other villains just as sleazy.
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* Salvador Vidal. Arguably the most well-known male voice in Spain, even though his name isn't nearly as publicly famous as Constantino Romero or Ramón Langa. He has voiced most of Holywood mature stars of the last 40 years: GeorgeClooney, Creator/HarrisonFord, and MichaelDouglas are just a few examples. Not to mention that he is insanely prolific in advertising, which gives a lot of people the impression that he is practically ''everywhere''.
* Constantino Romero. Probably the most famous voice actor in Spain, since, unlike most voice actors in the country, most people know his face due to his work as a successful TV host. Also, some of the most famous pop culture classics has been voiced by him. For starters, he's Creator/ClintEastwood's regular voice actor. Then he was TheTerminator in all three movies, [[Disney/TheLionKing Mufasa]], [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Judge Claude Frollo]]... and [[Franchise/StarWars Darth]] [[PrecisionFStrike F*****]] [[Franchise/StarWars Vader]].
* Jordi Brau. One of the most chameleonlike voice actors in Spain and probably the world. He's the usual voice actor for TomHanks, Creator/TomCruise, Creator/RobinWilliams, and StevenSeagal, just to name a few.
* Luis Posada. With his soft natural voice and incredible range, he has dubbed a lot of attractive young adults and a lot of wacky comedy actors with equally awesome results. Famous actors dubbed by him are Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Creator/JohnnyDepp (whom he nails every single time, including [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]]), JohnCusack, JimCarrey, and Creator/ChrisRock. He also was [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo's]] voice.
* Nuria Mediavilla has dub SO MANY attractive women that half of the female elite of Hollywood has been voiced by her at some point: UmaThurman, Creator/AngelinaJolie, CameronDiaz, SalmaHayek, KateWinslet, WinonaRyder, etc, etc... Some consider her, not only one of the best voice actresses in Spain, but one of the best voice actresses in the world.
* Marta Barbará. Usually she dubs teenagers and young adult women and is ScarlettJohansson's usual VA in Spain.
** However, here's the kicker: She was THE Spaniard Disney female lead voice during the TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation. She was the female lead in '''FOUR MOVIES IN A ROW'''. To be precise, she voiced [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine]], [[Disney/TheLionKing adult Nala]], Disney/{{Pocahontas}}, and [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Esmeralda]]. Wow!
* Nuria Trifol. She is one of the most prolific voice actresses for children and female teenagers in Spain, although she's perfectly capable of adult women. Extra points for being also in practically every single Spanish anime dubbing recorded in Barcelona, and doing important roles most of the time. In fact, she has appeared even more in Catalonian dubs. She's also KeiraKnightley's usual voice actress in Spain.
* Graciela Molina. She rivals Nuria Trifol in the most prolific voice actress for children and female teenagers, although she's a little bit more focused in young adult women and way more in live action. Fun fact: [[RelationshipVoiceActor both actresses act together]] often in female friends and kid siblings roles, and both of them dub NataliePortman regularly.
** The NataliePortman part has an anecdote: Molina voiced [[Franchise/StarWars Padme]] in Episode I, while Trifol voiced her decoy (performed by KeiraKnightley). However, this led to a confusion in Lucasfilm, making them to cast Trifol for Episodes II and III.
* Luis Bajo. The same as Salvador Vidal, but in TV Shows rather than film. He's also becoming the Spaniard equivalent of Creator/NolanNorth in video games (although he has a wider range of voices than North). During the last three years or so, it seems like he's everywhere in digital media.
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* Creator/CrispinFreeman, with his gruff and unmistakably badass voice, is mostly cast in roles as an intimidating and/or incredibly badass characters. While he has recently taken on many less intimidating roles in which his voice isn't gruff in the slightest (to the point of doing a convincing OrlandoBloom impression for playing Will Turner in most video games based on or featuring ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''), he is most known for such characters as Alucard from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', Albedo from ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', Albel from ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'', Itachi from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Holland Novak from ''Anime/EurekaSeven'', Rude from ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'', Regal in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Baldur in ''VideoGame/TooHuman'', Overlord Zetta in ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'', Heat in ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'', Siegfried in ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur 3]]'', and Electro in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan.''
** He's also placed as a normal/straight man in extraordinary circumstances: Kyon in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', Togusa in the ''GhostInTheShell'' series, and a journalist in ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: Blood Money''. Also, ironically enough, Zelgadis in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', despite him looking the weirdest, is also often the OnlySaneMan.
** Creator/CrispinFreeman has also been cast in the "Dark, Quiet, Brooding Goth Guy" role: Haji in ''Anime/BloodPlus'' and Amon in ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin''.
*** And Karasu from ''Noein'', Alex Rowe from ''Anime/LastExile'', Fuuma from ''Manga/X1999'', Nigredo from ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', Tsume from ''Manga/WolfsRain'', round out his dark, brooding, cool guy schtick. He should have played Genosuke in ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'' and Zagato from ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth''. They would have been perfect for him.
*** Creator/CrispinFreeman tends to gravitate to either a raging sociopath voice, like Albel in ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'', or the calm, voice of reason (like with Kyon). Also, note that in ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', he plays both Albedo AND Negredo: so in ''Xenosaga Episode II'', he [[TalkingToHimself talks to himself]]. To top it off, in ''Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War'', he actually pulls off both over the course of the game as Captain Hamilton.
*** Thanks to Straight Cougar in ''Anime/{{s-CRY-ed}}'' and ''Anime/CodeGeass'', he's now a LargeHam as well.
*** He's also Fire Leo from the ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' cartoon. That's a pretty big difference from [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Itachi]], or most of his characters.
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* Creator/JenniferHale plays mostly {{Action Girl}}s in videogames, such as Junko Zane from ''{{Freelancer}}'', SilverSable in ''VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan'' and ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'', the female version of Commander Shepard from ''Franchise/MassEffect'' and of Jaden Korr from ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Academy]]'', Bastila in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', Prier in ''VideoGame/LaPucelle'', Sheena in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', the [[DarkMagicalGirl Scarlet Witch]] in ''VideoGame/XMenLegends II: Rise of the Apocalypse'', and Alexandra Roivas from ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness''. An exception would be Xel'otath, the Ancient from this same game, or Fall-From-Grace from ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' (though Fall-From-Grace is still a intelligent and capable woman). She's also [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Samus]]. Oh, and both June the bounty hunter and Avatar [[LadyOfWar Kyoshi]] from ''{{WesternAnimation/Avatar|TheLastAirbender}}''.
** Hale also voiced the ScarletWitch in ''WesternAnimation/IronMan: The Animated Series'', Black Cat in the '90s ''Spider-Man'', {{Zatanna}} in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', Comicbook/MsMarvel in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', etc.
** She was also Mallory from ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' cartoon.
** And Jessie Bannon in the second season of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures''. Yeah, ActionGirl is pretty much her schtick.
** Some notable exceptions include Ms. Keane in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', and Disney's current voice of Cinderella.
** Played to type in ''VideoGame/PN03'' with the main character Vanessa Z. Schneider and flipped with the client [[spoiler:who is a clone of the main character]].
** She is also apparently the only person allowed to voice [[Franchise/TheDCU Killer]] [[AnIcePerson Frost]].
** [[Franchise/MetalGear Naomi Hunter]] is fairly different from the action girl pigeonhole, ironically it was one of her earlier famous roles.
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* GaryChalk, whose most notable voice work has been as Optimus Prime/Primal in many of the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' series, tends to play authoritative, military, or police roles (Such as the Russian general in ''Series/StargateSG1''). He has played other roles, however, and his live action career is somewhat broader.
** Well, he ''was'' [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Grounder]]...
*** And Man-At-Arms in the 2002 [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse Masters of the Universe]] series.
*** And also Slash from ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''.
** Opposite him was DavidKaye though, who was nearly EVERY Megatrona and Galvatron in English Transformers series until ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' in which he was Optimus Prime.
* Speaking of ''Transformers'', Creator/PeterCullen, who is most remembered as the voice of Optimus Prime in the first animated series, is so strongly associated with the role, fans actually successfully petitioned for him to reprise the role in the 2007 live-action movie. It also happens to be one of his two favorite roles, the other being ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh Eeyore]]''. He's also done work in other series, such as ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'', and was the main announcer for ''Creator/{{Toonami}}''.
** Likewise, Creator/FrankWelker (see below for additional roles), as a consolation to fans when a similar petition could not overcome the awesome that was Hugo Weaving's voice, reprised the role of Megatron for the movie's video-game incarnations. He's also the voice actor for Soundwave, another character he voiced in the original animated series, in the sequel.
* Creator/PatrickWarburton's another American example. His deep, burly voice means that he makes the perfect voice for a muscle-bound type, many of whom are quite moronic. In an unusual twist, Warburton is also able to play these types in live action as well (see ''Series/TheTick'', for example), since he is tall, fit, and quite muscular. See him as Kronk in ''The Emperor's New Groove'', Brock Sampson on ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', Mr. Steve Barkin on ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', or Joe on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.
** It was fans of the original TV series who decided he should play Hymie in the ''Get Smart'' movie.
* Creator/MarkHamill, in contrast to his live action typecasting as ingenue heroes like Luke Skywalker and [[VideoGame/WingCommander "Maverick" Blair]], has been typecast in animation as a player of deranged villains like the Joker, whom he portrayed masterfully in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
** He also voiced Musuka, the power-mad government agent, in the English dub of ''Anime/CastleInTheSky''.
** Other roles includes such {{Big Bad}}s as the Skeleton King in ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperForceGo'', Fire Lord Ozai in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', and Adrian Ripburger in ''FullThrottle''.
** Don't forget Solomon Grundy and the Trickster in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' (he was actually reprising the Trickster from the live-action series ''Series/TheFlash''), and Stickybeard in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', and a ton of other stuff.
** Also Mr. Selatcia in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''.
** He was also Majima in the American release of ''Yakuza'' (''VideoGame/RyuGaGotoku'').
** Hamill also voiced the Hobgoblin in ''WesternAnimation/{{Spider-Man The Animated Series}}'', and Maximus the Mad in ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour''.
** Played the deranged mad scientist Klaw in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', but he at least got to do a German accent.
** Averted somewhat with one of his roles in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', Jean-Pierre, a chef sewn back together wrong.
** Converted into a live action pigeonholing in Creator/KevinSmith's ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'', where he played the super-villain Cock-Knocker.
** This may now be somewhat self-afflicted; judging by his cameo as himself playing Luke Skywalker in the ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' special, years of playing raspy-voiced villains (plus natural aging) have made his voice permanently rough and sandpapery.
** Skipps in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''.
** Master Eraqus from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', anyone?
** His performance as The Watcher in ''Videogame/{{Darksiders}}'' was just a rehash of his Joker voice.
* Creator/KevinConroy, who will [[IAmNotSpock "always"]] be known as the voice of Franchise/{{Batman}}.
** This is actually {{justified|Trope}}, due to the fact that he loves that role and has no problems being instantly recognized as Batman.
** Shortly after September 11th, he was helping with supplying water and stuff to firefighters and rescued people. Someone figured out who he was and told others, who didn't believe him. Kevin proceeded to do the Batman voice to prove it.
* Creator/TimCurry usually provides the voice for villains, with the exception of [[WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys Nigel Thornberry]] and VideoGame/GabrielKnight (twice). An example is [[ShallowParody Ben Ravencroft]] from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo and the Witch's Ghost'' . This probably stems from the fact that [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow his most famous role was as Dr. Frank-N-Furter.]]
** Then again, he was Princess Sally's father, King Maximilian in ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM''.
** Don't forget Pennywise in ''Literature/{{It}}''!
** Not to mention [[Film/{{Legend}} the Devil himself]].
** He also played the villain in [[VideoGame/BrutalLegend a different type of legend.]]
* Similarily, Creator/ClancyBrown is known for being typecast as iniquitous characters. His best-known portrayal is probably SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor of the Franchise/{{DCAU}} and Long Feng in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', as well as the more lovably greedy Mr. Krabs of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''. He, too, can pull this off in live action, as his performance in ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' will attest.
** You're forgetting [[Franchise/{{Highlander}} The Kurgan]].
** And [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman Mr. Freeze.]]
** And [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Doctor Neo Cortex]].
** And [[Franchise/StarWars Montross]].
** It's beginning to seem that he's actually been typecast as "bald guy".
** There's also [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Wolf.]]
*** He also played the villain of the first episode (And a few others, later), the Viking leader Hakon. This was most notable when [[TalkingToHimself Hakon and Wolf shared an episode,]] in which it was revealed that Wolf was Haakon's descendant.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', he plays Silas, the cruel and cold leader of MECH, who seems obsessed with cutting up Transformers.
** However, he's also voiced [[WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures Captain Black]] and, more recently, [[WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan Captain George Stacy]], who are [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure anything]] ''but'' iniquitous. Averted in a somewhat cool way in ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'', in which he voiced Raiden - a role that had been played in TheMovie by Christopher Lambert.
** [[Film/GreenLantern Parallax]]
* Many of Music/GreyDeLisle's characters are notably similar, often cast as some form of bitchy teenager, ranging from the bossy and overbearing (Mandy from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'') to the sociopathic (Azula from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'') to the flat-out criminally insane (Vicky from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''). [=DeLisle=] herself has said this is contrary to how she thinks of herself as "a sweet pollyanna type", a role she finally got to play in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate 2'' with Nalia de'Arnise, although she also played DarkMagicalGirl Viconia [=deVir=]. She also plays [[WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown Kimiko]].
** While Nalia could be considered "sweet", she's undoubtedly also a bitchy teenager. A ''rich'' bitchy teenager. Still, she means well, which is more than can be said for most other characters Grey [=DeLisle=] plays...
** Of course, in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' she also plays Roku's wife and ''Katara and Sokka's mom''.
*** She does play the bitchy, nymphomaniac party-girl Jeanette and her straight-A counterpart Therese in ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''...
** Subversion, [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Sam Manson]] is a goth. Despite outside appearances, goth girls are nice, {{perky|Goth}}, and fun.
** Another subversion, [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Frankie Foster]] is pretty nice and sweet, she just has her patience tested by living in the freakshow that is Foster's.
** She played Lor [=McQuarry=] in ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', who started off overbearing and insensitive but later toned down to simply competitive and rather ditzy.
** An '''aversion''' - [=DeLisle=] also voices Wubbzy of ''WesternAnimation/WowWowWubbzy.''
** And a complete aversion when she does sweet, kind-hearted could-do-no-wrong Emily Elizabeth in ''Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog''.
** It's safe to say that she has 3 main voice types: the bitchy teenage girl, the sweet/annoying kid, and the strong villainess.
** Averted when she played Penny's Mom in ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'', whose voice's wholesome, motherly qualities rival those of Laurie Metcalf in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.
* Creator/KeithDavid usually plays monstrous/alien/conniving characters when voice acting, like Goliath from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', ''Comicbook/{{Spawn}}'', and [[Franchise/{{Halo}} The Arbiter]]. He also does excellent narration.
** ''[[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Dr. Facilier]]''
** ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} The Cat]]''
** ''[[Franchise/MassEffect Captain Anderson]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Chaos]]''
** ''[[VideoGame/SaintsRow Julius Little]]''
* The late Chris Latta had a monopoly on playing slimy subservient villains in 80s cartoons, using pretty much the same screechy voice each time out; ''Franchise/GIJoe'''s Cobra Commander, Starscream from ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', D'Compose from ''WesternAnimation/{{Inhumanoids}}'', Cravex from ''WesternAnimation/{{Visionaries}}'', and Rasp on ''WesternAnimation/DinoRiders'', although the first two are his more famous roles.
** Although partially averted in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''; he also played Wheeljack and Sparkplug Witwicky and the heroic Gung Ho in ''Franchise/GIJoe''.
* Six words: Special Vocal Effects by Creator/FrankWelker. Pick a monster/alien/animal, and if it doesn't [[TheUnintelligible talk comprehensibly]], there's a good chance he did it.
** Welker is so completely ubiquitous that in a commentary track for the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' [=DVDs=], the sound effects for a dog in one episode were initially attributed to him before the crew remembered that for that episode they used a recording of an actual dog.
** And of course he's the voice of Fred in ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''.
*** And currently, Scooby-Doo too!
** And Ray Stantz on ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''.
** And Megatron in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''. (And Soundwave. And Frenzy. And Rumble...)
** And Nibbler in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''...
** And both Buttons and Chicken Boo in ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}''...
** And Pegasus in Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''... ''etc, etc, etc...''
** And now WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit, as seen in ''VideoGame/EpicMickey''.
* Creator/DeeBradleyBaker also frequently does monstrous, non-human voices. ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' fans will know him as literally ''any'' grunting beastie, such as Plasmus, Cinderblock, or Overload (who was voiced by someone else in the one episode in which he actually speaks) as well as Larry. In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' he voices all of the animals in the show, from [[TeamPet a flying lemur]] to [[NonHumanSidekick a giant flying bison]]. Also a [[strike:hippie]] "nomad".
** [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} He is a monument to all your sins.]]
** He's also a [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb semi-aquatic, egg-laying mammal of ACTION!]]
** However, this also extends to non-human characters that ''can'' speak, which includes the Gravemind from ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'', Klaus (a goldfish with a human brain) from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', pretty much every male non-human in ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' (except Blunk and Thynar; they were both Creator/SteveBlum), and Olmec the giant talking animatronic Olmec head on ''Series/LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple'' (where he's also the announcer). He's also done human roles that vary wildly from the titular character of ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' to Numbuh 4 from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''.
*** Don't forget Squilliam Fancyson from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''.
** He's also done most of the Omnitrix aliens on ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce''.
** He was [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Taz]] in ''Film/SpaceJam'', who is MEANT to have a monstrous, non-human voice. In the same movie, he was also WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck.
** Currently, he voices the Clone Troopers in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''. ''All of them''. However, his attempts at imitating the New Zealand accent of the man that voice/played them and Jango Fett in the prequels make him sound like an adult Numbuh 4.
** Other works that he voices animals/monsters in are ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', and in the latter various minor villains (in the first and third episode he was the villain in the BatmanColdOpen and then a small alien and dolphin respectively).
* When you need a deep, resonant black man's voice to say something really important, there's one really obvious go-to guy: Creator/JamesEarlJones.
** In a ''Franchise/StarWars'' special on E!, a comedian said that when watching ''Return of the Jedi'', he got shocked that Darth Vader, that seemed to be a huge black man with that armor and voice, was actually white.
** And if James Earl Jones isn't available, there's always Creator/KeithDavid. He even [[PoorMansSubstitute replaced Jones]] as [[Disney/TheLionKing Mufasa]] in ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''.
*** Or Michael Clarke Duncan.
*** Or Dennis Haysbert.
*** Or Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson! Who actually replaced Keith David as the voice of Tombstone in ''The Spectacular Spider-Man'' after the first episode.
*** Or Beau Billingslea.
*** Are you sure Keith David isn't interested?
* Voice actress Creator/MonicaRial is well-known for her work for Creator/ADVFilms, where she has accumulated a resume filled with quiet, withdrawn or depressed girls with soft, high-pitched, whispery voices, such as [[Anime/{{Noir}} Kirika]], [[Anime/SteelAngelKurumi Saki]], [[Anime/NajicaBlitzTactics Lila]], and [[Anime/PaniPoniDash Rokugou]].
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an audio commentary for ''Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer'', where she [[PlayingAgainstType was cast against type]] as a GenkiGirl. Her recent work with Creator/{{Funimation}} on ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' also cast her against type in ''three'' roles, with Konoka's high-pitched exuberance, Kazumi's brassy near-Valley Girl, and stolid Yotsuba's lower, slower tones. She can also pull out more tomboyish roles, like the tough kunoichi Okoi in ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}''.
*** Complete subversion in her role as Jo in ''Anime/BurstAngel''.
** Her roles as Ai from ''Shin Chan'' and Momoka from ''Sgt. Frog'' adds the RichBitch SpoiledBrat types to her resume as well. Not to mention her role as [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Bulma]] from ''Anime/DragonBallKai''.
** As of lately, Monica seems to be adding {{stalker|WithACrush}}s and [[{{Yandere}} creepy girls]] to her list as well. (''Manga/BlackCat'', ''Manga/BambooBlade'', ''Anime/OriginSpiritsOfThePast'', ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'', ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' etc.) She actually alludes to this in DVD commentary for ''Manga/SoulEater'' ("For once I'm not playing the insane person.")
* As noted above, some voice actors get stuck in roles similar to their live action personas. Three examples:
** The late Phil Harris played essentially the same role in {{Disney|AnimatedCanon}}'s ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', ''Disney/TheAristocats'', and ''Disney/RobinHood''. Creator/WaltDisney picked him for Baloo after watching him singing live- his live acts very much depended on his on-camera personality.
** The same can be said about the late Eva Gabor, who co-starred with Harris in ''The Aristocats'' and went on to play a similar role in ''Disney/TheRescuers''.
** A more recent example: GilbertGottfried the [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} parrot]].
* Terrence Stone is seemingly on this track. His two most recent VA roles are Mayuri Kurotsuchi in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and a similarly voiced alien (down to the same mannerisms) in a recent Gamestop commercial.
* Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson usually voices really really big guys, usually in a fantasy or sci-fi setting, and often with a hint of the ScaryBlackMan. Examples include Sarevok of ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', most of the villains of ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'', and Captain Gantu from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''. However, he currently plays that great salvation of every PigeonholedVoiceActor, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, on ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', and also did a fair showing as [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] OldMaster Jolee Bindo in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''.
** Trigon in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' and the lion-turtle in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
*** Also Chairman Drek in ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' and Jabba the Hutt in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''.
*** Then again, he was also Antauri from ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperForceGo'' which is definitely a change of pace from his usual characters.
*** [[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats2011}} And now he's Panthro.]]
* Creator/KathSoucie pretty much has 3 types of roles she plays: The typical Mother (and a [[HotMom hot one]] at that), the cute girl, and the bratty little boy. She can voice a whole family if she wants, in fact, she DID in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', playing twin brother and sister Phil and Lil as well as their mother, Betty. Nonetheless, it's still not hard to tell all three are done by her.
** This is averted on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' where [[WordOfGod Greg Weisman]] said that she voices over 100 characters. All of the main ones she did are completely different from on another.
** Don't forget Amanda Evert from ''Tomb Raider Legend'' or Marjolaine (using a fake French accent) from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', both of which are slight aversions to her usual character types..
* Creator/JimCummings is easily recognized as the deep voice on virtually every Disney production since the 1980s. He voiced Pete from ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', Negaduck and the titular character from ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', Rasoul the guard from ''Aladdin'', the centaur ''Nessus'' and the Fat Thebian from ''Hercules'', and is the voice of both Tigger and Franchise/WinnieThePooh.
** His portrayal of [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Robotnik]] in ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' sounded like he enacted his name on everything he said.
** Debatable, since - as some of the above examples show - Jim Cummings is used for high, wacky voices (''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', [[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers Professor Nimnul]]) just as often as he is used for deep, gravelly ones. He ''does'' seem to be Disney's go-to voice for Generic Foreigner, Generic Guard, and Generic Foreigner Guard, though.
** Outside of Disney, however, Cummings is renown for a wide range of voices, shown in such variable characters as enthusiastic BoisterousBruiser Minsc from the ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' series to snobbish DimensionLord Thrakkorzog on ''WesternAnimation/TheTick''. He is used very often in Creator/DreamWorks' animated films, usually as extras or a minor scripted character.
*** The current voice of [[WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow Taz]], which he reprises from ''WesternAnimation/TazMania''.
** What Disney film is Cummings ''not'' in? Seriously... He does tons of background voices, and he's also [[Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog Ray]] and [[Disney/TheLionKing Ed]]. Disney's got Cummings on Speed Dial.
** See also the Terror Mask in the new ''VideoGame/{{Splatterhouse}}'', which combines his recognizable deep voice with a healthy dose of [[ClusterFBomb profane expletives]].
** Wanna see how versatile his voice is? Look no further than his role as the Master in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}'', for which he provided three of its four voices: it's "normal" voice, a computer-ish sounding voice, and his well-known villainous voice.
* Not the 80s yet, and you need a deep voice? Thurl Ravenscroft. It's a toss-up whether he's best known for supplying the voice of Kellogs' Tony the Tiger for decades, or from ''one song'': "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch". He and his group the Mellomen also did a lot of the choral singing in Disney cartoons (and rides ... if you've ever thought the bass in "Grim Grinning Ghosts", the song at the end of Disney's Haunted Mansion ride, sounds a lot like Tony the Tiger, you now know why).
* An example of an IAmNotSpock PigeonholedVoiceActor: Yeardley Smith, who plays Lisa on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons,'' has an instantly recognisable voice, which is why whenever she plays another character on ''The Simpsons'' (making her one of the only actors one the series who doesn't) it gets lampshaded (cf. "Missionary Impossible," when Homer befriends an Islander girl who looks and sounds like Lisa, and "The Last Tap Dance In Springfield," when Lisa watches that Spanish dancing movie and the girl Eduardo picks is a HotLibrarian named Lisabella). She also voiced one of the telekinetic kids in the remastered version of ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. It's impossible to escape the fact that she sounds exactly like Lisa.
** This was referred to briefly in an episode of ''[[Series/HermansHead Herman's Head]]'', when her character Louise angrily hung up on someone and then demanded to know from her coworkers if she really sounded like "that girl from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''."
** Oddly, Julie Kavner almost never plays any ''Simpsons'' characters besides Marge and her immediate family members (i.e., her twin sisters Patty and Selma, her mom, and her deceased great-aunt Gladys from "Selma's Choice". Marge's father [who only appeared in "The Way We Was" and "Fear of Flying"] was voiced by Creator/HankAzaria), who all have the same gravelly voice at different pitches. It's odd because Kavner's real voice sounds nothing like that and she could easily play different-sounding characters if she chose.
* YuriLowenthal is often typecast into KidHero roles such as, ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Ben Tennyson]]'', ''[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon]]'', ''[[LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh Yuri Shibuya]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes Superboy]]''. However, like many English voice actors, he does have a bit of flexibility. [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Sasuke Uchiha]] and [[Anime/CodeGeass Suzaku]] are well known characters that are ''not'' kid hero roles.
** Also angsty roles that require him to scream from the absolute bottom of his lungs. Sasuke Uchiha, Ben Tennyson, Suzaku Kururugi, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Cecil]]... Probably the absolute biggest example is Haseo from ''.Hack//G.U''
*** "Come on.. Come on... I'm right here.... '''''[[SkywardScream SKEEEEIIIIIIIIIIITTTHHHH!!]]'''''"
*** ''Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'', where not only did he pull off a foreign accent he pulled off the accent of an Iranian taught English by the English!
*** Also sort of broke the mold by voicing ''Persona 4'''s Yosuke Hanamura, a generally normal (if not slightly awkward and goofy) high school student who ends up becoming [[TheLancer the hero's right hand man]] as the game progresses.
*** And in ''Persona 3'', where he [[CallingYourAttacks Calls Out Attacks]] for the otherwise HeroicMime Protagonist, and also voiced Ryoji and CreepyChild Pharos [[spoiler: and it's not a coincidence]].
*** He broke the mold again when he voiced {{Cloudcuckoolander}} [[BackAlleyDoctor Underground Doctor]] Shinra Kishitani in [[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Durarara!!]].
* ScottMcNeil is a good voice actor, but he really has two major voices, exemplified by [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Duo Maxwell]] (high-pitched and cocky with a bit of a rasp, usually for younger characters) and [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Dinobot]] (Deep, with a lot of growls and/or snarls, perfect for more inhuman ones). His roles usually shift somewhere between the two. (Arguably, he has a third sub-voice, "Piccolo", but that's really Dinobot with more of a rasp than a snarl). To be fair, it's a cool voice.
** Two notable exceptions are Waspinator and Silverbolt, also from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. And Waspy does not use flanging. I've heard the man do it cold.
*** Then you have Lord Bale ([[MemeticMutation SSSSINDRIIII!!]]) and Lord Firraveus Carron of the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Dawn of War games, which have been described as "Evil Dinobots"
** Since his most used character on ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' was Rattrap (A Duo-style voice), Mr. [=McNeil=] spent more then one episode essentially talking to himself, as Rattrap was often paired with [[KnightInShiningArmor Silverbolt]] or [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Dinobot]]. The recording sessions must have been entertaining to watch.
*** There's a sound clip floating around the net where he gleefully rattles through his Duo, all his voices from ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', a couple of other characters from various shows, and the ''X-Men Evolution'' version of {{Wolverine}} (Which is kinda like Piccolo, but not as raspy) in about two minutes flat. It's a thing of beauty indeed.
** Then there's Hack and Specky of ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''; Jeice (Duo with a Brit accent), Tao, South Kai and Buu of ''Manga/DragonBall Z''; Suezo, Grey Wolf, Naga, and Gali of ''Anime/MonsterRancher''; Principal Kuno of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''; Pelvis and Blokk (Dinobot with an German accent) of ''Shadow Raiders''; Stratos (Silverbolt) and Ram-man of ''He-Man and the Masters of the Universe''; Vulture of ''Spider-Man Unlimited'' - none of which sound mildly alike (really, the list goes on).
** That and in the animated version of ''Ben-hur'' he was '''JESUS'''.
** In the ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon, his Proto Man voice was essentially Duo, but his Dr. Wily voice was a bit different. It was vaguely like Dinobot, but it was lower in pitch and he put on a German accent.
** He also voiced [[WesternAnimation/DragonBooster Cain]] and [[WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest Mr. White]] (Who is African American)
* Rino Romano tends to play suave, sexy Hispanics, such as the inexplicably Mexican [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Luis Sera]], or the charming hacker Randy Hernandez on a surprisingly good show called ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries''. Of course, he's also ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', and did Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} in ''Spider-Man Unlimited'' and many video games.
** And now he's Lone Starr in the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', who is none of those things.
* If a character is large and slimy, there's a good chance he's RonPerlman.
** Except for [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Mr. Lancer]]
** And [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Slade]] isn't especially... large. Or slimy. Unless you mean metaphorically.
** The same could be said for [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Fire Lord Sozin]]. And ''Hellboy'' (who [[WesternAnimation/HellboyAnimated he voices]] ''and'' [[Film/{{Hellboy}} plays in live action]]) who's large, but not slimy. Really the only Perlman voice character that would count as slimy is [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Clayface]].
*** I think "slimy" is meant here in the personality sense, not the literal sense. Slade and Sozin are as slimy as you can get.
** Of course, the whole point is that [[VideoGame/{{Fallout}} war never changes]], [[IncrediblyLamePun right]]?
* ChristopherSabat is usually cast as more gruff roles like Zoro in ''Manga/OnePiece'', Giroro in ''[[Manga/KeroroGunsou Sgt. Frog]]'', Alex Louis Armstrong in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', and most notable, Piccolo and Vegeta in ''Manga/DragonBall Z''.
** His exceptions to this are Yamcha, Jeice, and Burter in DBZ, the latter of which sounds similar to his Vegeta voice.
*** In a behind-the-scenes video for ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai 3'', Chris Sabat explains that as the ADR Director, he's done all the voices for the actors to mimic.
* RichardIanCox is frequently cast as action-oriented, impetuous, somewhat jerky male characters, including the second Ranma Saotome in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', the title character of ''Manga/InuYasha'', Quicksilver in ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men Evolution}}'', and Bit Cloud in ''{{Zoids}} Zero''.
* Got a GenkiGirl with a sharp, upbeat voice? That's LaraJillMiller for you.
* Creator/CreeSummer tends to end up in the "feisty" roles for black females (''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor, WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom, WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}/WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''). Or the BlackBestFriend. Or sometimes females of different colors, such as Comicbook/SheHulk.
** How is Princess Kida feisty?
** Also [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Hyena]] is much more AxCrazy than feisty.
** And she ended up lampshading her typecasting in phenomenal fashion on ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', probably her best voice work ever.
** Though ironically, two of her most famous voice roles, those of Penny on ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' and Elmyra on ''Tiny Toon Adventures'', were both white characters.
** She gets to reprise the feisty role as Blackarachnia in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. And she's black (well, her armour plating is).
** She also did the fiesty Cleo in ''Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' using a voice similar to her Foxxy Love voice. If you watched ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' before watching Clifford, be prepared for {{Narm}}.
* Miss Kittie ends up in the role for "sassy" black females (''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'', ''BET'''s ''Cita's World''). She did get to play against type in ''[[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} W.I.T.C.H.]]'' as the shy genius girl Taranee.
* HillaryHaag tends to voice a lot of young or young-sounding girls -- Becky in ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'', Milk in ''Super Milk Chan'', Seth in ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'', Ume in ''Manga/AirGear'', Puchiko in ''Anime/DiGiCharat'', etc. But she's also been known to voice trolls (''Manga/SorcererStabberOrphen''), dogs (''Anime/ExcelSaga''), and normal adult women (Nene in ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis 2040'').
* Arthur Q. Bryan's roles in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts typically [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome sounded like Elmer Fudd]]. (like the title character in "Dangerous Dan [=McFoo=]" and the narrator in "Nutty News". In fact, the only time he used his natural voice was as the annoyed, sleep-deprived customer in "A Pest In The House" (who was essentially a caricature of Bryan).
** Some of MelBlanc's voices, [[ManOfAThousandVoices despite his famous title]], tend so sound similar.
* LuciChristian tends to do a lot of {{action girl}}s in dubs... to the point where it's probably best to say that one of the only exceptions is her turn as Dejiko in ''Anime/DiGiCharat''. She also does young boys, such as Sasshi in ''Anime/AbenobashiMahouShoutengai''. Mind you that [[ManOfAThousandVoices she does have a wide vocal range]]- she can basically be convincing as ''an-y type of fe-male cha-rac-ter and eve-ry kind of lit-tle boy''- ''Anime/BirdyTheMighty: Decode'' really gave her a workout! One of the reasons she is used so often in anime is because she can nail a character's voice after hearing ''only a few seconds of footage of the Japanese, with no effort.''
** She was also the voice of Duck/Princess Tutu in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', so she definitely has her moments of evading the ActionGirl character role every so often.
* Do you need a voice for a small, cute, sidekick type character? Well look no further than BrinaPalencia who's known for doing many CrossdressingVoices like [[Manga/DragonBall Chaotzu]], [[Manga/OnePiece Chopper]], and [[Manga/KeroroGunsou Tamama]]. At this rate, she might end up being the next Creator/MonaMarshall, [[TropesAreNotBad although that's not necessarily a bad thing.]]
* When it comes to game voices, look no further than Creator/CharlesMartinet. Since he's been hired as [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario's]] voice, he's never really done much else than voicing Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, their baby counterparts and occasionally someone else. Okay, that's not completely true, he also voiced some completely unrelated characters in other games (just as ''Franchise/StarWars''), but the vast majority of his work is Mario and Crew. Not that he seems to mind.
* Leah Clark usually voices either cute {{valley girl}}s or nerdy young boys. Her valley girls include Blair from ''Manga/SoulEater'' and Marron from ''Manga/DragonBall Z''. Her nerdy young boys include Coby in ''One Piece'' and Fuyuki in ''Sgt. Frog''.
* Also ''The Voice of God'', the late [[http://www.donlafontaine.com Don LaFontaine]] -- 5,000 movie trailers and nearly 350,000 commercials; the most successful Voice Actor of all time. (The ''"InAWorld... where (X) verbs (Y)... one man... will verb."'' guy.)
** [[DonLaFontaine LaFontaine's]] distinctive voice was {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in an early trailer for ''Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'':
---> '''Narrator (The Guide (Creator/StephenFry)):''' As the trailer is being played, they will typically be narrated (Voice changes to Don [=Lafontaine=]'s) ''in a deep voice that sounds like a seven-foot-tall man who's been smoking cigarettes since childhood.''
* Another voice associated with movie trailers belonged to Canadian Bill Mitchell, whose trademarked gravel voice was the result of a childhood bout of mumps.
* Need your English production to have a good ButtMonkey? Look no further than SpikeSpencer. Two of his more famous roles are [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]] and [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Hanataro Yamada]]. Not to mention Majik from ''Manga/SorcererStabberOrphen'', who's got it almost as bad as Hanataro.
** Shinji got a ShoutOut in ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico:''
--->'''Akito:''' What's wrong with running away, anyway?
** This example is particularly ironic when you consider the fact that Spike Spencer ''really'' didn't like playing Shinji, and says that his favorite type of roles are "psychos". Yes, the anime dub actor most known for Shinji Ikari wants to be the Creator/MarkHamill of anime.
*** He got his wish in one of his more major roles in the dub of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', where he plays a completely AxCrazy terrorist... who happens to be a Shinji {{Expy}}. It borders IAmNotSpock really.
**** Apparently, he's getting another chance as [[TykeBomb Rolo]] [[{{Yandere}} Lamperouge]] on ''Anime/CodeGeass''. For once, the Shinji-{{Expy}} aspect seems to absent... perhaps there's hope for him, yet?
*** Rolo's not quite a Shinji {{Expy}}, but he's still insecure and effeminate. He's not even really that aggressive personality-wise, he just has [[spoiler:a sociopathic lack of inhibition for killing people]].
*** He also got to be badass, German assassin Yeager in ''Tales of Vesperia''.
*** Even more hilariously lampshaded in the VA commentary track for ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis 2040'', where he played Mackie Stingray. The director points out that Spike himself is 6'2" and a black belt in tae kwon do, but always, always, ''always'' gets cast as effeminate young boys who've yet to hit puberty.
*** Spike himself frequently points out that he is, in his own words, "a whore" and that earning a living as an anime dubber means taking every role he can get, even the annoying ones.
*** He does get a chance to play a full-on psychotic role with Arakune of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''.
*** ...and then there's Manga/BusouRenkin, where Spike Spencer is the gloriously camp and fabulous ''Papillion.''
*** And then he's completely PlayingAgainstType with the mildly HotBlooded, {{Keet}} hero [[Manga/{{MAR}} Ginta Toramizu]].
* [[Creator/SteveBlum Steven Jay Blum]] (aka David Lucas). From Spike Spiegel of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' to Roger Smith of ''Anime/TheBigO'' to Mugen of ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', he's the go-to guy for the show's unquestioned badass, even for ''minor roles''. That said, and despite many people's beliefs, he ''does'' have a wide vocal range, and this combined with the fact that he's so closely associated with his normal vocal range may result in many people being surprised just what ''other'' voicing roles he's done.
** ''Anime/DigimonTamers''. It's a series in which he used both his standard voice (as Yamaki, the suit-and-shades guy who originally wanted to keep Digimon out of the real world) and the definitely non-standard voice of Guilmon (to compare: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3hsdevGgwU this clip]] from Adventures In Voice Acting).
*** Also [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} Heatblast]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} Blunk]].
** And Ghostfreak and Vilgax too.
*** And [[Anime/CodeGeass Kyoshiro Todo]].
*** ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''. Voiced Tiger and Boyd Cooper's mental G-Men. "I am a voice actor. Though you do not see me on the screen, you may be able to identify my voice. My work allows cartoons and games to come to life. Many people find cartoons pleasing. Though cartoons are [[AnimationAgeGhetto often perceived as childish]], the characters must still have voices."
*** [[Franchise/MassEffect Grunt]] as well.
** He was also Benjamin Keane in a brief but [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] scene in ''VideoGame/{{Killer 7}}''.
** He's been Wolverine for a while now; he's played him since ''VideoGame/XMenLegends''.
** Who can forget badasses in bandages: Shishio from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' and Zabuza from ''Naruto.''
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam STEVEN BLUM, HE IS A CHAR]].
** And of course, [[Creator/{{Toonami}} TOM]].
** Not quite so badass, but unmistakably his voice: Jamie from ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR''. Of course, he had his moments.
** ''Gay mechanic'' ''[[CampGay Leeron Littner]]'' in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. I repeat: ''gay''. And ''hugely convincing''.
*** Which wasn't his first effeminate voice either, as he previously played Orochimaru in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.
** Now we can add [[Franchise/GIJoe Duke]] in ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute''.
** [[VideoGame/BionicCommando Super Joe]].
** Perhaps less well known is that he voiced the Tzimisce Andrei in ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''.
** He did the voice of [[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw Yakky Doodle]]. Let that sink in for a moment.
** He also voiced Ares, the BigBad of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar''.
** And then there's [[WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan the Green Goblin]], complete with the most epically psychotic EvilLaugh since Mark Hamill's Joker.
* Similarly, Robert [=McCollum=] is typecast by Creator/{{Funimation}} as either a teenage {{Badass}} ([[Manga/DragonBall Goten]], Manga/{{Baki|TheGrappler}}), dark/brooding/mysterious ([[Manga/OnePiece Donquixote Doflamingo]], [[Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase Hazuki and Artemis' father]]), or canonically gay/bi ([[Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle Yukito]], bit parts in ''Crayon Anime/ShinChan'').
* Mollie Sugden of ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' fame plays two very similar characters in the animated film adaption of ''Literature/TheBFG'' and ''Literature/ThePrincessAndTheGoblin''. Mary the (real) Queen's maid, and Lootie the (totally fictional) Princess' nanny.
* If they're small, nasal, manic, and slightly [[LargeHam hammy]], there's a good chance [[RichardStevenHorvitz Richard Horvitz]] is involved somewhere. He's been, among others, Daggett Beaver on ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', Billy in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', and ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' himself.
** He also voices Orthopox 13 from ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'', and Razputin from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''.
** He was also Alpha 5 on ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', although since he was credited as "Richard Wood", not many people would know that.
* StephanieSheh has been typecast rather specifically as "busty, sensitive girl, particularly redheads". No, really. [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime Inoue]], [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Mikuru Asahina]], and [[Manga/TenjhoTenge Aya Natsume]] are all her. Also seems to be cast as characters who lack self confidence such as the Hinata Hyuga (''Manga/{{Naruto}}'') and Mercedes (''VideoGame/OdinSphere'').
** Then again she's also energetic {{Yandere}} Akira Kogami from ''Manga/LuckyStar'' (''even during her frequent character breaks''). {{Anime/Eureka|Seven}} is kind of a borderline case, to the point of nearly being PlayingAgainstType.
** Then again, again, she also played ''three'' different roles in ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. Namely, CoolBigSis Nanako Meino, {{Tsundere}} Tomoka Osakada, and PluckyGirl An Tachibana.
*** Similarly, in ''Naruto'' she's also PlayingAgainstType voicing [[DarkChick Kin]], who isn't busty is and is fairly cruel.
** She also plays the role of AxCrazy Princess Sapphire and Hanako from the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series.
*** She's also the KnifeNut Bount Yoshi in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
*** And again, Sheh plays quite effectively an AxCrazy villain in the ''WarriorsOrochi'' series: Da Ji.
*** And the pyromaniac arsonist, Mamimi, in ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''.
** Fitting the 'busty, sensitive girl, redhead' thing, she also played Kyrie in the fourth ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''.
** She's played Natalia, resident prissy and demanding but well meaning princess of ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', and impulsive and flirty catgirl Nikki/Nike of ''{{Mana Khemia|AlchemistsOfAlRevis}}''.
** She's also [[TheCutie Rebbecca Chambers]] of ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' fame in both ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles The Umbrella Chronicles]]'' and her cameo for the Mercenaries Reunion mode of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5: [[UpdatedRerelease Gold Edition]]''. While Rebbecca is kinda flat, she ''is'' something of a ShrinkingViolet and YesMan. The subversion lies in the fact that these appearances (and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'') show Ms. Chambers to be ''very'' cunning, as well as [[TookALevelInBadass far more competent]] than her original portrayal.
* MichaelSinterniklaas has your typical, fresh, young male hero voice (like [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Leonardo]]) which can at times be confused with Yuri Lowental's or Vic Mignogna's when in the right tone, and it can be used for utterly snobbish, charismatic, handsome bad guys (Xellos in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}: Evolution'', replacing the previous actor, or Luppi in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''). But he can also go really high-pitched and crazy to portray a pathetic wimp if he needs to ([[WesternAnimation/KappaMikey Mikey Simon]], [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Dean Venture]]). Interestingly, a good portion of his roles are wimps who are on either side of an ironic romantic crush!
** Averted in ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther: Passport to Peril'', where he voices a whiny British youth.
* JessicaBoone is known for playing cute girl roles like Chiyo-chan from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' and Azmaria from ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' -- enough that she mentions in the audio commentary for ''Manga/DNAngel'' that she was happy to play a character with a "deeper voice" when she played GenkiGirl Mio Hio. This might be changing, however, since she's also recently gotten roles like the DarkMagicalGirl Rue/Princess Kraehe from ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' and {{Tsundere}} wannabe-MagicalGirlfriend Ayumi Mamiya from ''Manga/{{Magikano}}''.
** She was also the strict by-the-book Princess Inarba from ''Anime/UFOPrincessValkyrie''.
* Creator/RobinWilliams' flavor of choice are [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} over-the-top,]] wacky and fun-loving characters who frequently do impressions of famous people for [[RuleOfFunny comedic effect]], such as the Genie in Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and Fender in Blue Sky's ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}''.
** Creator/RobinWilliams tends to be cast as [[IAmNotLeonardNimoy Robin Williams]] in all his voiceover work.
** Given Williams' proclivities, it's probably regarded as a) a waste and b) futile anyway to cast him as the voiceover actor for any character whose description does ''not'' include the words "like Robin Williams".
* Try as you might, it's difficult to find characters in the late and great TonyJay's filmography that weren't menacing, nefarious villains: From Judge Frollo of [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' to [[PoorMansSubstitute Shere Khan]] in ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' sequel as well as ''House of Mouse'' and ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', to ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot's'' Megabyte, to the [[EldritchAbomination Lovecraftian]] reject Elder God from the ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'' series, and even the beholder Xantam in ''Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance.''
** Anubis in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''.
** Also the narrator in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Transformation".
** Spiderus the tarantula, in ''WesternAnimation/MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends'', was transformed from "standard cranky kiddie-series baddie" to legitimately menacing simply by bringing Jay onboard to play him.
*** And then transformed into a character who wasn't scary or menacing at all by making him into a doting, if slightly clueless, father.
** An exception for Jay was Virgil on ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'', a (literally) owlish, doddering professor type who was the hero's MentorMascot.
*** As was Dr. Lipschitz on ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''
*** Captain Saladin in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVI'' was sort of a half-exception, being a very intimidating but ultimately {{Reasonable|AuthorityFigure}} HeroAntagonist. But Jay also played his stereotype straight by also voicing a murderous talking gate in the Underworld.
** Sul-Van, Superman's biological grandfather in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''.
* SandyFox is typically type casted as a cute, naive, character such as Flonne (''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''), Marona (''VideoGame/PhantomBrave''), or Mieu (''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'').
** Even older than those is Lynn from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''.
* ''Kids In The Hall'' alumnus Kevin [=McDonald=] is now essentially typecast as playing spazzy characters [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} not totally connected to reality]] -- Pleakley from the various ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' things; the spazzier and more "out there" of The Tallest from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', and Waffle in ''WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}}''.
** [[VerbalTic Splee!]]
** Also Ivan in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''.
** More recently, Dr. Frog in ''WesternAnimation/FishHooks''.
* How many times has Brian Doyle-Murray voiced [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants a]] [[WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack pirate]]?
* Okay, Creator/CoreyBurton ''does'' play a lot of evil robots, [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot N. Gin]], [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Shockwave]], [[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Megatron]], and [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Brainiac]] being some of the most famous. But he does other stuff, too!
** Technically [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot N. Gin]] is a cyborg, so that might not qualify as a robot.
** Do computer programs count as robots? Because he did a very convincing impression of David Warner (MCP, Sark) in the ''Film/{{Tron}}''-based Space Paranoids world in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
*** He does like his David Warner impression. The fact that Shockwave (in both G1 and Animated) bear more than a slight vocal resemblance is no accident.
** He's also Dale from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'', which is definitely different from his robot voices.
** He also seems to be the ChristopherLee replacement as [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Count Dooku in the series]] and [=DiZ=][[spoiler:/Ansem the Wise]] in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories]]'' and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''.
* More often than not, you'll hear MaryElizabethMcGlynn in "authoritative female"-type roles, often a LadyOfWar, such as [[Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Major Motoko Kusanagi]], [[Franchise/DotHack Helba]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Cornelia li Britannia]], [[Manga/WolfsRain Lady Jagura]], and [[Anime/EurekaSeven Dr. Misha]].
** [[Manga/FushigiYuugi Nuriko]] isn't as much of a woman as he is authorative. But the SuperStrength helps with the authority bit.
* ChristopherLee has done some voice acting. When he does, he's almost always typecast in the same way he is in live action -- as a super-villainous MagnificentBastard. Most notable is his role as King Haggard in the animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn''. In the German dub of ''The Last Unicorn'', he did ''his own'' dubbing, since he speaks German.
** On the other hand, he also played [=Ansem/DiZ=] in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', who may have been a magnificent bastard in the past, but is definitely not in the game itself.
** On the other hand, he's also done the voice of Death in the few animated ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' productions there've been, and Death is anything but a MagnificentBastard.
*** He doesn't have to be, he's just gotta wait. Actually, that might not be a bad strategy for ChristopherLee, either...
** Sony Online Entertainment went straight to Lee and asked him to Lucan D'Lere, the immortal tyrant who rules over the evil city of Freeport when they created ''VideoGame/EverQuestII''. His voice is well deserved and fitting for the character.
* If they have red or brown hair and are either impulsive and violent, or occasionally, levelheaded and extremely powerful, QuintonFlynn has probably voiced them (comic relief is optional): [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Reno]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Kon]], [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Axel]], [[Anime/DigimonSavers Marcus Damon]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Iruka AND Deidara]], [[WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa Timon (the first season of the TV series)]].
** And [[Franchise/MetalGear Raiden]], who was blond. Only mildly impulsive and violent in the second game, but went totally overboard with both in the fourth game.
** He voiced the Human Torch (who is a blond) in ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour: The Animated Series'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Spider-Man The Animated Series}}'' and the 2000 ''VideoGame/{{Spider-Man}}''.
** He also plays both sides of the coin in ''one'' role: Henry in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', who switches from calm and methodical to impulsive and violent at the drop of a hat. Must be the Irish in him.
* Need someone to voice a calm, intellectual character, like [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters Egon Spengler]] or [[WesternAnimation/PinkyandtheBrain The Brain]]? Creator/MauriceLaMarche is the man for the job. Any Creator/OrsonWelles pastiche as well.
** Though [=LaMarche=] is fully capable of other types: for Futurama, he does the voices for Calculon, Lrrr, Morbo the Annihilator, Hedonismbot and Clamps in addition to the (intellectual, but not always calm; ''neurotic'' might be more apt) Kif Croker.
* Temuera Morrison has (arguably) gotten ''the'' biggest single-character voice-acting deal in history. His roles of note? [[Franchise/StarWars Jango Fett]] (Played him in the films, and in every single video game featuring him), the Republic's Clone Army (same deal: every film and video game [except ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', where the character(s) were voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, and the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' cartoon, and Republic Commando offered other voices for other squad members]; the clones were cloned from Jango), and Boba Fett('s voice) (yet another Jango clone) in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Original Trilogy 2004 DVD re-release]], and all subsequent games. The problem? Although he's been getting ''plenty'' of work recently, he (literally) plays the '''exact same character''' in all of his work. Talk about pigeonholing/typecasting...
* Need a high-pitched squeaky voice for your anime dub look no further than StephanieBeard (or, as you may know her from her Canadian radio show, Suga [=BayBee=]). She's been Rini of ''Manga/SailorMoon,'' Ming-Ming of ''Anime/{{Beyblade}},'' Momo of ''Mirmo!'', and Creech of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}.'' She was also Wish Bear at some point. Basically, if you can't get Creator/TaraStrong she's your go-to girl.
* Way too loud little kid, usually male: Pamela Adlon (aka Pamela Segall). She's Bobby on ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Andy of ''WesternAnimation/SquirrelBoy'', ''VideoGame/PajamaSam'', Otto from ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'', Zach from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresFromTheBookOfVirtues'', and Milo from ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs'' along with several other supporting roles with that same voice. Also tends to do tomboyish female characters like Moose of ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' and Spinelli of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}.'' Oddly enough, along with Milo she also voiced the [[AlphaBitch Debbies]] from ''The Oblongs.''
* Creator/MichaelMcConnohie's deep, commanding voice usually leads him to being cast as a [[Manga/BoboboboBobobo narrator]], an [[Anime/CodeGeass authority figure]], or an [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV imposing villain]].
** Averted somewhat by Lexor in ''WesternAnimation/{{Visionaries}}'' and Cosmos (PeterLorre impression) and Tracks (camp yuppie) in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''.
* You can afford a movie star to narrate your movie? Get MorganFreeman!
** But if you need your narrator to have an exquisite British accent, get Creator/StephenFry instead. If you can afford it, get both!
* Who do you call when you want someone to voice a short or soft-spoken boy? BrianneSiddall's your man (err.. boy. Or girl rather..), who has voiced Tsukasa from ''[[Franchise/DotHack .hack//SIGN]]'', Kunikida from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', Taro from ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'', Mithos from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' and Jr. from ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''.
** However, she has voiced female characters, like Pamela of ''{{Mana Khemia|AlchemistsOfAlRevis}}''.
** I once saw her (try to) play an adult female character in ''Anime/{{Geneshaft}}'' and could not get Jr. out of my mind. She is so good at playing young boys that she isn't able to play females. I could hear traces of her boy voice and the character just sounded more boyish than female and it was hard to get it out of my head.
* Creator/MonaMarshall falls under this category despite being an excellent voice actress. If you need a young male voice for your show, then seek no further. She's most well known for being Izzy in the first season of ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'', and has done young male voices in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', ''Anime/CodeGeass'', ''Anime/SeireiNoMoribito'', and many others. It's gotten to the point where no one realizes she can do great female characters as well, such as the pilot episode's voice of Penny in ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''.
* TroyBaker seems to fast becoming the go-to voice for MagnificentBastard BigBad characters. Examples include Ganryu, the BigBad of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}: [[NonSerialMovie Memories of Nobody]]'', Jin Kariya (also from ''Bleach''), and [[Anime/CodeGeass Schneizel el Britannia]]. He's also associated with bad asses such as [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Yuri]] and [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Kanji]].
** He was also Snow from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', who definitely isn't a Magnificent Bastard or the Big Bad of the game.
** Also, he played Excalibur from ''Manga/SoulEater'', which is an interesting aversion from his usual list of characters.
* Relative newcomer TaraPlatt is starting to find her way into this, usually playing stern, serious female roles (and rarely, even teenage or androgynous boys). She's pretty much starting to take over the niche that MaryElizabethMcGlynn held unchallenged for so long.
* CaseyKasem, renown radio personality and voice actor, is [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Shaggy]]. This remains an inescapable fact, to the point of doing a double-take when watching episodes from the first season of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'', in which he voiced at least two of the titular robots. In the 1970's, Creator/{{Hanna-Barbera}} cast him in various Shaggy Expies when they produced ''Scooby-Doo'' clone shows, and he ''still'' used that same voice for them all!
** Not to mention Robin in the original Creator/{{Filmation}} series of ''Batman'' and ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''.
* In anime and video games, DaveWittenberg tends to play a lot of characters that are perverts and/or a ButtMonkey. Examples include [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kakashi]], [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} Tink]], and [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Teddie]].
** He also voices [[MonsterClown Kefka]] in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', who is, aside from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud and Sephiroth]], one of the largest sources of FoeYay and HoYay in the game. "Sorry babe, I only hurt you because you make me!"
* Veteran actress JaniceKawaye has made a living playing sweet, innocent girly-girls, Whether its Ami from ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' or Yuzu from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. Jenny from ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' was more rounded because she was the star of the show, but still pretty sweet. The closest "bad girl" she has portrayed was the butt-kicking cat girl in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo''. Or the gang violence episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}}'' when a teacher was shot and Gi nearly drowned the shooter in retaliation!
* If you need someone to voice an annoying character, you call up Wallace Shawn.
** If you want full balls-to-the-wall over the top annoying, you get Gilbert Gottfried instead. Shawn is kind of Gottfried Lite.
* Eddie Deezen is Eddie Deezen. No exceptions. You need a know-it-all or a nerd? We got your [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Mandark]] right here.
* When you say the word "{{Moe}}", HyndenWalch will immediately pop into your head. Compare [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Starfire]], [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Nia]], [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Talim]], and [[Manga/LuckyStar Yuu-chan]]. WALCH-CHAN, WHY SO MOE~!?
** This is averted when she plays [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Madame Rouge]], and has a convincing accent which proves that EvilIsSexy.
** Even better example of PlayingAgainstType: [[WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex Breach]]. [[{{Yandere}} A]][[CuteAndPsycho y]][[StrangeGirl u]][[CollectorOfTheStrange p]].
** Meanwhile, in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', we have Viridi, who, while still {{cute|AndPsycho}} in appearance, is a {{Jerkass}} goddess of nature PsychopathicManchild who thinks HumansAreBastards. Quite a stark contrast to [[NiceGirl the personality of the other moe characters]].
* ChrisPatton tends to play "pretty boys" who range from the completely evil to the TroubledButCute. They include [[Manga/BlackCat an effeminate Big Bad]], [[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} a talkative nut with a J-pop haircut]], an [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist an anti-villain]], a JerkWithAHeartOfGold [[Anime/PrincessTutu male ballet dancer]], and [[LightNovel/FullmetalPanic a former child soldier]] with NoSocialSkills.
* Did you know that [[VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} Nolan North]] is quite capable of playing characters other than [[ShadowComplex slightly-over-their-head]] [[DarkVoid sarcastic action heroes?]] He actually has quite a bit of range, but seldom gets to show it. For example: He played {{Deadpool}} in ''HulkVs {{Wolverine}}''.
** And again in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''.
* If Disney needed a chicken sound back in the day, they called British-born actress Florence Gill. Her most famous role was as Clara Cluck in [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts the classic shorts]], but she used the same effect for pretty much all chickens. But damn if it wasn't a good chicken impression, and damn if she couldn't make ''chicken clucks'' seem as emoted as human speech.
* LaurenTom has this trope twice as bad, not only does she voice [[CaptainObvious Asian characters (mostly women and girls)]], but she's always doing the voice of character who's best known trait is being someone's wife or girlfriend. She does this in ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' (mother and daughter), ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' (okay Numbah 3 gets a little bit more credit but still), ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'', etc. She can't even escape this in her live action work; she was one of Ross' girlfriends in ''Series/{{Friends}}''.
* SherryLynn is one of few female voice actors capable of playing female child roles authentically. If her name is in the credits, she's almost certainly going to be a little girl.
* Got a RobotGirl that needs a voice? Look up CristinaVee, voice of [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Nu-13, Lambda-11, Mu-12]], [[{{Neptunia}} Compa]], and [[{{Tekken}} Alisa Bosconovitch]].
** On a side note, this is lampshaded by Vee herself, who claims that her forte is... [[NiceGirl nice & sweet girls]].
* If anime or video games need anyone to voice a HotBlooded [[TheHero hero]], look no further to Creator/JohnnyYongBosch. Compare [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ichigo]], [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash]], [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Sanada Yukimura]], and [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Firion]]. And if he's not voicing hot-blooded heroes, it's most likely smooth talking [[{{Bishonen}} pretty guys]] like [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Itsuki]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Lelouch]], and (recently) [[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Izaya]]. And yeah, this is all done by a [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers black Power Ranger]].
* If a character is voiced by ReubenLangdon, you already know his personality. He'll most likely be a devil may care {{Badass}} with a bite bigger than his already huge bark. Examples? Ken of ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' fame (starting in ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV IV]]''), Date Masamune of ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', and, most famously, Dante of ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'' and ''4''.
** Possible {{justifi|edTrope}}cation: Langdon, like Creator/JohnnyYongBosch, started off as a stunt performer and mocap artist -- he was the InkSuitActor for Chris Redfield in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'', f'ex. How he ended up ''voicing'' Dante from ''[=DMC3=]'' onwards is not common knowledge.
* Christine Cavanaugh, while she was still voice acting, seemed to be pigeonholed into voicing [[Animation/DavidAndTheMagicPearl little]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}} red-haired boys]] [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory with glasses]].
** She was also Bunnie Rabbot in ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAm''.
** Also Dumpling from the ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' cartoon series.
* Go look up any clips starring Brandon Keener on Website/YouTube and almost invariably, you'll find any number of comments somehow relating [[Franchise/MassEffect Garrus Vakarian]] to Keener's on-screen role (be it his bit part in ''He's Just Not That Into You'', an episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' or random commercials) via MemeticMutation. To his credit, he doesn't seem to mind that he's only known for Garrus... ''yet''.
* Raphael Sbarge has a very distinctive voice and is also best known for voicing Carth Onasi in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. Unfortunately, this has led to Carth's {{Hatedom}} linking nearly every role he's done since then to Carth, even if there's no similarities between them character-wise (see Kaidan Alenko in ''Franchise/MassEffect'').
** And in live-action roles (''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', ''Series/ColdCase'', ''Series/BurnNotice'', ''{{Journeyman}}''), he's usually playing someone deeply disturbed and violently psychotic...His role on ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is an exception, but he's in the Creator/BioWare-type position of being TheConscience.
* And one of the kings (or at least princes) of this Trope is Robbie Benson. Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''ComicStrip/PrinceValiant'', ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow''... Guaranteed, he'll be playing some variety of TheWisePrince.
* Averting this trope may be one of the reasons Robert Clotworthy opted to do some work for ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' and films like ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''. If not for that, he'd mostly be known for doing narration on ''Series/AncientAliens'' and other dubious pseudo-science programs on TheHistoryChannel: not exactly a boost to one's credibility.
* TomKenny once stated himself, that he usually ends up voicing characters who are "really sweet, but not smart at all." Examples: [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls The Mayor of Townsville]], [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends Eduardo]], [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife Heffer Wolfe]], and, [[CaptainObvious obviously]], {{WesternAnimation/SpongeBob|SquarePants}}. He also does a good announcer voice for said shows, such as the Narrator in ''PPG''.
* RozRyan is usually typecast as {{Sassy Black Wom|an}}en, such as [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Thalia]], [[WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack Bubbie]], the driving instructor from ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', and Witch Lexah from ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''.
* MelissaDavis has quite a habit of voicing {{Badass}}, [[TheStoic Stoic]], and TroubledButCute characters such as [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} Mai]], [[Anime/RedGarden Kate]], [[Anime/AngelBeats Shiina]], [[Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries Lady]], and [[Manga/YumekuiMerry Chizuru]].
** And if she isn't, she, oddly enough, voices GenkiGirls, instead. They're usually with twists, though, such as [[Anime/PaniPoniDash Kurumi]], [[LightNovel/IchibanUshiroNoDaimaou Kena]], and [[Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok Skuld]].
* GregAyres has a distinctive high-pitch voice that is unusual for a man in his 40s and is casted into young boys. Many examples include [[Anime/UFOPrincessValkyrie Kazuto]], [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Negi Springfield]], [[VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} Youhei]], [[LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu Kouta]], [[Manga/{{Beck}} Yukio]], and [[Manga/DeadmanWonderland Ganta Igarashi]]. In fact, he's one of the few voice actors to ''avert'' the CrossdressingVoices trope when it comes to casting voice actors into young boys as young as ''8-years-old''.
** Ditto with characters with AmbiguousGender like [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Uesugi Kenshin]].
** Well he ''was'' Guldo from ''DragonballZKai'' which is pretty different from most of his usual characters.
** His performance as nerdy, short-tempered hentai otaku Kaoru Yamazaki in WelcomeToTheNHK was also spot on.
* Creator/LauraBailey frequently plays RPG major characters who do not participate in combat: [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Rise]] is a Persona user but stays behind in MissionControl; [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles Isara]] is a Squad 7 corporal but is not a controllable unit (and also assumes some MissionControl duties); and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Serah]] is a l'Cie but stays in crystal stasis while everyone else saves the world. The last one, of course, is averted in the sequel.
* Creator/MichelleRuff voices {{Badass}} babes or just simply hot babes. Rukia Kuchiki from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Crimson Viper from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', Saga in ''Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar'', Katherine [=McBride=] in ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'', Fujiko Mine from ''Manga/LupinIII'', Chii from ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'', and Miu from ''Manga/DearS''.
* LiamOBrien's characters tend to be [[AxCrazy flatout psychotic and mentally unstable]] villain, MadScientist, or AntiHero that sometimes overlap with EvilSoundsDeep territory. Compare Joachim Armster and Issac from ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', Archer from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Gaara from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Levin [[spoiler:and Raksha]] from ''{{VideoGame/Soul Nomad|AndTheWorldEaters}}'', Father Balder from ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', Dr. Clive from ''Anime/JungleWaItsumoHaleNochiGuu'', Dist from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', Caius Ballad from ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XIII-2}}'', Cumore from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', Lloyd from ''Anime/CodeGeass'', and Count Waltz from ''VideoGame/EternalSonata''.
* If you watch any anime dubbed by Creator/{{Funimation}}, chances are that the lead character of the series will be voiced by ToddHaberkorn.
* BradSwaile is known for playing awkward and/or dorky characters, usually in a form of a teenager.
* KeithSilverstein would be happen to voice characters that are either evil or crazy. Compare Johan Liebert from ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', Coyote Starrk from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', HUNK from ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'', and Bryan Fury from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken''.
* CarrieSavage's characters tend to be teenage girls who overlap in the {{Moe}}. Compare [[BambooBlade Satori Azuma]], [[Manga/FairyTail Lisanna]], [[IkaMusume Kiyomi]], [[StellviaOfTheUniverse Shima]], [[Manga/HeavensLostProperty Chaos]], and [[ChaosHead Rimi]] as a few examples. [[PoorMansSubstitute She could easily be the anime's equivalent to]] HyndenWalch. However, she also voice much younger characters such as [[ShinChan Penny]] and adult women like [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Junko Kaname]].
** And CuteAndPsycho characters like [[VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}} Kaede Fuyou]] and [[spoiler:[[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Mika Harima]]]].
* Creator/TaraStrong tends to voice her characters that are good and sweet ranging from a cheerful child (Bubbles from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'') to an understanding adult (Batgirl from ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'') to a hyperactive girl (Rikku from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''). One of her favorite roles is Melody from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'' as she happens to be joyed of siding with Jodi Benson.
** There's also [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Timmy Turner]]. He's nice, but [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold sometimes mean]].
** At first, Twilight Spark from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is a subversion as she has trouble of making friends. It becomes double subverted when she learns on finding friends.
** Averted when she plays as Harley Quinn in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''.
** Also averted as Doctor Octopus 2099 in ''SpiderManShatteredDimensions''.
* DCDouglas voices characters that overlap with EvilIsHammy and EvilSoundsDeep. Compare [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Albert Wesker]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Alexei]], [[Videogame/{{Xenosaga}} Voyager]], [[VideoGame/NieR Grimoire Noir]], and [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer the Master]].
* Olivia Olson has voiced characters that are gothic and tricky. Compare Vanessa Doofenshmirtz from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' and Marceline the Vampire Queen in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. She also gets to use [[TheCastShowoff her singing skills.]]
* Looking for {{Action Girl}}s that are {{broken|Bird}}? Try TrinaNishimura.
* KellySheridan frequently voices {{Badass}} babes that are either sweet or angered easily. Compare Ukyo Kuonji from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Sango from ''Manga/InuYasha'', Scarlet Witch from ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men Evolution}}'', and Theresa from ''WesternAnimation/ClassOfTheTitans''.
* Aaron Spann makes himself known for playing as good boys like [[TheLandBeforeTime Littlefoot]], [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls Mike Believe]], and [[Disney/PeterPan Lost Boy Twins]].
** Then there's [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Joshua]], who acts as [[PlayingAgainstType a contrast to his characters]].
* JB Blanc has made himself known for playing as a minion for the [[BigBad main villain]]. Compare [[{{VideoGame/Persona4}} Namatame]] and [[{{Manga/Monster}} Roberto]] you get the results.
* JulieAnnTaylor often plays characters that is a CoolBigSis. Examples include [[Anime/CodeGeass Milly]], [[SakuraTaisen Ratchet]], [[Anime/StellviaOfTheUniverse Ayaka]], and [[{{Planetes}} Ai]].
* VeronicaTaylor has find herself in playing ActionGirl type of characters. Examples include April O'Neil from ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', Nico Robin from ''Manga/OnePiece'', Abby from ''Animation/CubixRobotsForEveryone'', and Sheep from ''WesternAnimation/WordWorld''.
* Anytime you need a character that is either {{Badass}} or just plain {{Adorkable}}, call on Creator/CamClarke. He has done voices in different shows including Leonardo in ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', He-Man in the 2002 ''[[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse Masters Of The Universe]]'' series, Snoopy in ''You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown'' and ''Snoopy: The Musical'', Liquid Snake in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', Mac in the 2000 ''Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog'' series, ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'', etc.
* If you ever need a [[GrumpyBear grouchy]] or arrogant male character, it's SteveStaley. His roles include Neji Hyuga of ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'', Toshiro Hitsugaya in ''{{Manga/Bleach}}'', Shiki Tohno in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', Koji Minamoto from ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', and Kadaj from ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren''.
* Creator/ScottMenville can be found voicing quite a few brash, hot-headed, young boys. He's voiced Robin from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', the Sokka actor from ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar: The Last Airbender]]'', and Lloyd Irving from ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Tales of Symphonia]]''.
* KarenStrassman voices as a {{Badass}} or as a CoolBigSis. Examples are [[Anime/CodeGeass Kallen Kozuki]], [[{{Manga/Monster}} Nina Fortner]], [[{{VideoGame/Persona 3}} Aigis]], and [[WesternAnimation/HuntikSecretsAndSeekers Zhalia Moon]].
* Heather Hogan is known for her NiceGirl roles like Colette Brunel from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Shiki Misaki from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', and DarkIsNotEvil superhero Phantom Girl in ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes''.
* MelissaFahn makes herself known for voicing troubled teenage girls but have a good heart. Compare Rika Nonaka of ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', Gaz of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', Haruka of ''{{Anime/Noein}}'', and Luna Platz in ''MegaManStarForce''.
* Julian Sands played as Valmont of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' and [=DeFalco=] of ''{{VideoGame/Call Of Duty Black Ops 2}}'' and what do they all have in common? They're villainous white haired pretty boys who worked as TheDragon for the BigBad.
* GregCipes is known for voicing boys that are either lazy or bad. They were [[AstroBoy Atlas]], [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Beast Boy]], [[WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo Chiro]], [[WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}} Caleb]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben10AlienForce}} Kevin Levin]], and recently, [[WesternAnimation/{{TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012}} Michelangelo]].
* DorothyEliasFahn is known for voicing cute girls or tough girls, or even both. Compare Cyborg 003 of ''{{Cyborg 009}}'', Meryl Strife in ''{{Trigun}}'', Lalamon in ''Anime/DigimonSavers'', and Konan in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.
* Speaking of GregCipes, the woman he's often paired with, AshleyJohnson mostly voices teenage girls that are cute and/or tough such as Gretchen Gundler in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', Terra from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Jinmay in ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'', and Gwen Tennyson in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10 Alien Force}}''.
* Creator/RichardMoll usually voiced villains in cartoons and video games. Out of the roles he played, Two-Face from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' is mostly notable one.
** Abomination from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk'' is the second greatest.
** The Drifter from ''Series/OneHundredDeedsForEddieMcdowd''.
* KirbyMorrow is known for voicing dashing young heroes in anime and western animation. This includes Miroku from ''Manga/InuYasha'', Cyclops from ''XMenEvolution'', Trowa Barton in ''MobileSuitGundamWing'', Hot Shot in ''TransformersCybertron'', and recently, Cole in ''{{Ninjago}}''.
* Need another ButtMonkey example? It's Vincent Tong. Compare Matsuda from ''Manga/DeathNote'' to Toro from ''SushiPack'', or even compare Daniel from ''VoltronForce'' to Kai from ''{{Ninjago}}''.
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* AkiraIshida plays effeminate and/or gay characters roles fairly frequently, a role usually given to female voice actors. This seems intentional as many of his character roles even [[WhiteHairedPrettyBoy look similar]].
* KikukoInoue generally plays YamatoNadeshiko [[NoblewomansLaugh shrill noblewomen]] or {{Hot Mom}} She has also played gruff tomboys in ''Anime/SaberMarionetteJ'' and the ''VideoGame/SakuraTaisen'' series, sexy she-bitch I-no in the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' games and the psycho Alv in ''Anime/KiddyGrade''.
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' gets her a role as Grace O'Connor, who initially sounds like the caring mother, [[spoiler:but things change quickly enough in the second half the series, and in Episode 18 she gets to crank out the evil, sexy voice as she smashes Sheryl's ego into tiny pieces.]]
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamMSIGLOO 2: The Gravity Front'' has her be a [[UncannyValley really creepy]] {{Shinigami}} who haunts the first episode's protagonist.
** She plays kind sisterly/motherly characters so often she's even called Onee-chan (Big Sister) by her fellow seiyuu and fans.
** BridgetHoffman has served as Inoue's English voice counterpart on at least four occasions: [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Belldandy]], [[Manga/{{Chobits}} Chitose Hibiya]], [[Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld Rune Venus]], and [[Anime/PleaseTeacher Mizuho Kazami]]. She's even typecast as {{Yamato Nadeshiko}}s.
*** She played a slight inversion of her pigeonhole as covert KnifeNut [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Ryoko Asakura]].
** Played Tsubasa Ozora in ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'': Road to 2002.
* MegumiOgata plays male characters (often {{Bishonen}}) or [[{{bifauxnen}} androgynous women]]. A famous exception is the willowy Princess Emeraude in ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'', and she released a drama track of her conversation with a presumably different {{kawaiiko}} character that's actually her doing the other voice.
** Ogata's roles in ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo''. Nuff said.
** Need more examples? [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Uranus/Haruka]], [[Manga/MagicKnightRayearth Eagle Vision]], [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Yukito/Yue]], [[Manga/TokyoMewMew Masaya Aoyama]], [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]], [[Anime/YuGiOh Yugi Mutou]], and more. Among her "masculine girl" roles are [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Uranus]], [[ViolinistOfHameln Sizer]], and others.
* Similar to Ogata is RomiPark, who tends to play younger male characters like [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Toshiro Hitsugaya]] or [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Edward Elric]]... and her characters are usually young prodigies who are [[NapoleonComplex vertically challenged]] and sometimes [[BerserkButton have... issues... when this is mentioned]].
** Except [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Giorno Giovanna]], who is not only cunning but is 5ft7 at the age of 15!
** In addition, her characters tend to be OlderThanTheyLook. ([[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Edward Elric]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Toshiro Hitsugaya]], and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Zidane]] [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Tribal]]).
* MamikoNoto is known for playing {{Kawaiiko}} and YamatoNadeshiko characters, but was notably PlayingAgainstType as the Hazumi in ''YamiToBoushiToHonNoTabibito'' and as CreepyChild Ai Enma in ''Anime/HellGirl''.
** However, you can still expect most of her boy characters to be on the passive side. Look at Yukinari from ''Manga/GirlsBravo'' and Kouta from ''LightNovel/{{Kanokon}}''.
* NanaMizuki voices DarkMagicalGirl [[Anime/PrincessTutu Rue]], DarkMagicalGirl [[ShugoChara Utau]], DarkMagicalGirl [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Fate]], DarkMagicalGirl [[KaraNoKyoukai Ouji]]. On the other side, she also voices ShrinkingViolet [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Hinata]] and ShrinkingViolet [[HeartcatchPrettyCure Tsubomi]]... as well as GenkiGirl [[NininGaShinobuden Shinobu]]. She also voices young boys, such as [[BlackButler Alois Trancy]].
* AtsukoTanaka is often cast as a CoolBigSis type of characters, or females that combines both authoritive or style, such as her role as Motoko Kusanagi in ''GhostInTheShell'', and [[Theatre/{{Medea}} Caster]] in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''.
* Although he has a wide range, ShinichiroMiki is usually typecast as a blond pretty playboy type of characters (including [[Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic Kurz Weber]] or [[Manga/WeddingPeach Limone]]). Also, his characters often harbor, uh, [[{{Lolicon}} affection towards girls much younger than themselves]], examples include: [[Manga/TheVisionOfEscaflowne Allen Schezar (towards Hitomi)]], [[Franchise/DotHack Crim (towards Subaru)]], [[LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess Shannon Casull (towards Pacifica)]], [[Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja Heinz Schneider (towards Ellis)]], Reiot Steinberg from ''Straight Jacket'' (towards Kapel Theta)... all these despite being versatile enough to play as [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Kojiro (James)]] all the way to Aladdin in the Japanese dub of the Disney series, or to Bob Makihara of ''Manga/TenjhoTenge''.
** His 'interact with girls younger than his character' is also very much seen in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'', as BigBrotherMentor Lockon Stratos interacts a lot with EmotionlessGirl Feldt Grace. The catch is, instead of Lockon being interested at her, it was Feldt who ends up having an unrequited crush on him.
** Recently we have Miki Shinichiro voicing [[TheShinsengumi Hijikata Toshizou]] in the {{P|layStation2}}S2 [[RomanceGame Otome Game]] Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan. Our heroine [[SweetPollyOliver Yukimura Chizuru]] looks...quite young, and is even called a shota for being literally flat...
** He has also voiced Sieg from ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'', fitting completely into type.
* HikaruMidorikawa's most common roles are quiet, antisocial bishounen types. However, in the ''Banpresto'' multiverse, he's cast as a loud-mouthed ignorant jock of a character. In one of the "Preview of Next Episode" savescreens, he imitated [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heero Yui]], a more standard Midorikawa Hikaru role, and confused everyone.
** He was also the voice of Marth in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, with a much lighter tone to his voice than his usual roles.
* Expect almost any characters played by AyakoKawasumi to have a [[TheDarkSide 'dark side']]. It happened many times... First, [[spoiler:her character in ''GateKeepers'' Ruriko Ikusawa had her powers converted to the dark when she's kidnapped]], second, [[spoiler:Chikane Himemiya in ''KannazukiNoMiko'' snaps and converts a Mecha into evil while submitting to a dark god, though to be honest, it's just a huge GambitRoulette to her]], and lastly [[spoiler:one of the routes in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' had Saber get defeated and turn to... Saber Alter.]]
** However, she seems to have bucked the trend with her most recent role as [[AlphaBitch Saki]] from ''Manga/ToLoveRu'', who doesn't ''seem'' to have a true dark side (as far as we're concerned...)
*** Doesn't Akari in ''ToHeart'' precede Saki here? By ''ten'' years?
*** Kaori's {{Wangst}} in ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} 2006'' doesn't count as a dark side, right?
* NobuyukiHiyama has a lot of range from deranged villains to cool and calm characters, but thanks to his role as [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Guy Shishioh]], fans noted that his common roles are hot blooded characters. He is also notable for being the "voice" of [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]''.
** Considering that whenever a hot blooded character voiced by Hiyama Nobuyuki starts yelling about something, they start sounding like Guy, (and that he has also done the voices of [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ikkaku Madarame]] and [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Viral]]) it's not exactly surprising he gets picked for the hot blooded roles: it doesn't matter what the voice sounds like normally, as long as it starts sounding like Guy when he starts yelling, it will ALWAYS be epic.
** The guy seems incapable of yelling in deep voice. He always yells like Guy, even if his voice jumps three octaves in an instant to get. Not that it's not awesome mind you.
* Junko Takeuchi, thanks to her role as Manga/{{Naruto}}, has been often typecast as goofy young boys.
** Hokutomaru in Garou Mark of the Wolves, and Dieter from Monster, Gon Freeces In ''Manga/HunterXHunter''.
* YuuAsakawa. It's not seldom that she'll play characters who are the most well-endowed between the cast, thereby turning her to be the candidate of the series' MsFanservice. If the series is ''full'' of {{Ms Fanservice}}s already... let's just say she'll be one of the top {{Fanservice}} providers.
** If she's voicing a boy, expect that boy to be somewhat arrogant and sure of his abilities. There's Mitani from ''Manga/HikaruNoGo'', Kouji from ''Manga/KyouNoGoNoNi'', and Sefuru from ''VideoGame/HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe''.
** Ms. Asakawa's ex-husband, Shoutarou Morikubo, has also fallen into typecasting, mostly as bad-tempered guys who switch back and forth between {{Jerkass}} and JerkWithAHeartOfGold types. Look no further than Akaya Kirihara from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' or Krylancelo Finrandi aka Orphen from ''SorcerousStabberOrphen''.
*** He's also [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Shikamaru Nara]], who tends to be a jerkass with women.
*** He also tends to play the adorable dorks who, while not necessarily evil or a jerkass, could probably kick your ass if they had to e.g. Amano Ginji in ''Manga/GetBackers'', Ichiro in ''NerimaDaikonBrothers'', or Narugami/Thor in ''Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok''.
* Yuko Miyamura tends to be cast in the roles of reckless, loud, and boastful young women, such as Aisha Clan-Clan of ''Manga/OutlawStar'' and Asuka of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
** A better description of her standard character would be "crazy". Whether artificial girl (''Manga/MyDearMarie''), Yakuza bossís daughter with a crush on teacher (''VeryPrivateLesson''), or action heroine with a [[DarkAndTroubledPast dark past]] (Asuka from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' and Casca from ''Berzerk''), all are [[{{yandere}} a narrow margin from going crazy, and dangerously so]]. She was also the "instructor" on tape in ''Film/BattleRoyale'', which was live-action (but she ''was'' crazy).
** She was also Larxene from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts.'' Now that was definitely a messed-up person...
** A sort-of middle ground could be [[{{Tykebomb}} Alyssa Searrs]] from ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}''...
* [[RieKugimiya Rie]] "[[FanNickname Teh Rie]]" [[RieKugimiya Kugimiya]] has become known for her {{Tsundere}} roles: Shana (''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''), Louise (''LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima''), Iori (''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster''), Nagi (''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''), Astarotte (''AstarotteNoOmocha''), and Taiga (''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}''). It doesn't help that she has the body of a loli herself.
** Before those big roles as all-powerful mini-lady however, she was cast as an all-powerful mini-lady Tsuzura in {{yuri}} VisualNovel ''AkaiIto'', which was released in 2004 (''Shana'' was aired in 2005). Think Nagi, but with {{onmyoudo}} magic. And now you know.
** She's been trying to get out of the pigeonholing by playing the CuteAndPsycho Nena Trinity from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' and the TokenMiniMoe Liechtenstein from ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''.
** She also has a number of male roles. The sweet and naive Takasato Kaname/Taiki in ''TheTwelveKingdoms'', suit of armour kind soul Alphonse Elric in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' and wild brat RaisedByWolves Ikuto in ''Anime/DigimonSavers''.
** Definitely a case of PlayingAgainstType by her role as ShrinkingViolet {{Meido}} Shannon in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', as well as Nemu from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and Yua Sakurai from two episodes of ''ShugoChara [[OddlyNamedSequel Doki]]''.
** And recently, the cat in ''Manga/FairyTail''. THE CAT. Which tsukkomi at every single chance she gets, regardless of scene/event.
* Even the amateur voice acting world isn't exempt from this. Hideki does HaremGenre leads, Satouberri does cute squeaky girls...
* TomokazuSugita may be falling towards this as he becomes known for playing [[DeadpanSnarker snarky and sarcastic male leads.]] But then there's ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}!'''s utterly deranged homicidal mechanic/gang leader/killer, Graham Spector. And the completely serious and professional (when he's not banging his subordinate) Leon Mishima of ''MacrossFrontier''.
** And don't forget on several occasions he's cast as someone with the voice of some UnluckyEverydude. Point in case: Hideki Motosuwa in ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'', Rin Tsuchimi in ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}''. Even Sugita uses his UnluckyEverydude voice type for [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars Brooklyn 'Bullet' Luckfield]].
*** Of course Rin Tsuchimi is pretty sarcastic himself so that fits his type.
*** A somewhat subversion is his role as [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna The Bloodedge]].
**** Well, he's had practice with being That Man in ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', as well as his role as Mayama in ''HoneyAndClover''.
* RyuseiNakao, has been typecast as cruel, quirky, disturbing, sadistic men (mostly villains) with high pitched voices, including [[Manga/DragonBall Freeza]] (and his brother, Cooler), Mayuri Kurotsuchi in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and Him in ''DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ'' as well as Farfarello. He, however, is capable of other types of roles; notably, he sang a very sweet love song with fellow seiyuu Junko Iwao. Strangely enough, he also happens to be ''Buster Bunny and Yakko Warner'' from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' respectively in their Japanese dubs. That's some creative casting there.
** [[NamesTheSame Junko]], you say? Makes you wonder if that role as Tatsuya Sudou in the ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' games wasn't just coincidence...
* Need a {{Badass}} with a LargeHam tendency? {{Two Words|ObviousTrope}}: NorioWakamoto. He '''isn't always''', but '''often play''' ham-eater BigBad. Among his roles: [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Igniz ''and'' Rugal (If only for one game so far)]], [[Manga/DragonBall Cell]], [[Franchise/StreetFighter M.Bison/Vega]], [[Anime/CowboyBebop Vicious]], MDGeist, [[Anime/GunBuster Coach Ohta]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Emperor Charles of Britannia]] ([[FanNickname Emperor Wakamoto]]), and {{Dracula}} in almost all the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' games that has voice acting. To sum up: he dubbed Lando Calrissian in ''Franchise/StarWars''.
** Exception of [[ChewingTheScenery scene-chewer]] that isn't a BigBad: Victoream from ''[[Manga/ZatchBell Konjiki no Gash Bell]]'', Shuren of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Woodchuck in ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar''.
** Exception of non scene-chewer but still utterly awesome: ''Playboy'' Johnny of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', or the hilarious narrator in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''. Further subversion, he plays Reuenthal, the angsty ladies' man in ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes''.
** [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh I wish I were a bird.]]
*** [[VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend Coooo! (Wish granted!)]]
* Voice actress Yuki Kaida has been more or less typecast to play soft-spoken teenage boys with hidden agendas or skills, like Shusuke Fuji from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' and Kurapica from ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' (whom she even plays in the musicals). One of the few different roles she has been casted as is the gentle and troubled Machi Kuragi in the ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' CD-dramas.
** Don't forget Tsukasa Futaba from ''[[VideoGame/MegaManStarForce Ryuusei No Rockman]];'' the fact that he's also known as Gemini Spark should clue you in on his double nature...
** Generally, when she doesn't play soft-spoken boys, she plays kind, sisterly characters.
** She has a pretty wide range, though. In just ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', she plays three different characters. One is Fuji Syuusuke, and another is his older sister Yumiko. They sound fairly much alike, although Syuusuke has a slightly deeper tone. But the most surprising thing, is that she also voices the otherwise masculine youngest brother Yuuta (though only in a flashback of when the siblings were younger).
* YukoGoto often plays girly MoeMoe characters like Mikuru from ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]''. Ironically, Goto (aka "Gotouther-sama" after a character from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', of which she is a fan) is apparently a hardcore biker in real life. Parodied in ''Manga/LuckyStar'', in which she appears as an intimidating, hypermasculine {{Yakuza}}-style biker, then zooms off on her motorcycle making cutesy "vroom, vroom" noises.
** These days, however... it seems she is set to not only MoeMoe characters, but also {{Yandere}} characters. If [[Anime/CodeGeass Anya Alstreim]] is telling you something...
*** Anya seems to be more of a mix of LittleMissBadass with NoSocialSkills ''and'' a bit of WiseBeyondTheirYears, rather than a true {{Yandere}}. A more straight {{Yandere}} gal played by Gotou-san would be Kaede from ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}''.
* DaisukeOno seems to be associated with charming {{Bishonen}} like Yukito in ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}'' Koizumi in ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'', and ''himself'' in ''Manga/LuckyStar'' (which is exactly as it's said: ''charming bishonen'').
** Let's not forget Hosaka from ''{{Minami-ke}}''.
** In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'', he plays [[FairCop Mamoru Akasaka]], so that could be a subversion.
** And in the upcoming ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' anime, he'll be playing the ecchi, stubborn Battler Ushiromiya, so that's definitely a subversion.
*** He's also [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Silver]] and [[Franchise/StreetFighter El Fuerte]].
**** And in the upcoming remake to ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters 2002'', he voices a replacement for K9999 called...Nameless.
***** Then there's Snow Villiers in the upcoming ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''.
** Ahem. [[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Shizuo Heiwajima.]] Can you say "subversion"?
** Another aversion would be his evil turn as the enigmatic BattleButler Sebastian in ''Manga/BlackButler.''
*** However, this one would count more as a subversion because his voice varies in this role, going from completely playing his type to "holy crap, how can that be the same person?"
** And if that wasn't enough, check out ANY episode of his radio show with HiroshiKamiya or ANY live events with him and behold his dorky personality in real life.
** Let's just say ever since ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi,'' Ono D's pigeonholing as "charming" has been given a big fat [[AvertedTrope NOT NO MORE.]]
* IkueOhtani, [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]] herself. Among other adorable {{Genki Girl}}s and {{Keet}}s include ''Manga/ZatchBell'', ''OjamajoDoremi'''s Hana-chan, Iincho from ''DokidokiSchoolHours'' (sort of a subversion, but she's a SMAP fangirl...), and Tony Tony Chopper of ''Manga/OnePiece.''
** She voices two characters from ''KannazukiNoMiko'': [[GenkiGirl Mako-chan]] and crazy-nun Miyako. Mako-chan's voice probably fits more closely to her regular roles...
* If you want a good seiyuu for a female character older than 30? Go to MasakoKatsuki. She started with NaiveEverygirl (like Maya Kitajima form ''Garasu no Kamen'') or CoolBigSis (like Reccoa from ''Zeta Gundam'') roles, but ever since she played [[{{Ojou}} Michiru aka Sailor Neptune]] in ''Manga/SailorMoon'' she's been playing older ladies.
** She played some older ladies before that, too; take Ikari-sensei from ''HighschoolKimengumi'' in the 1980s.
* FumihikoTachiki is well-known for his work voicing sinister older villains, who usually share very personal connections to one or more of the main characters. This also usually goes hand in hand with his roles' tendencies, if they have children, to be at best distant or at worst downright manipulating and bad fathers. Most famously, of course, is Gendo Ikari from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', but he has also played Kratos Aurion from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Odin from ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'' and Zaraki Kenpachi from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. And even young comic relief Boss from ''Mazinkaiser''. To sum it up, he's a very good choice for BigGuy type of characters, even moreso if they have a veteran-ish aura.
** Uh, just a sec, those guys (Gendo, Kratos, Odin, Kenpachi) are fathers or sorts, right? (Well, Kenpachi is no father, but he DOES adopt Yachiru...). Not to mention they also have a 'bad' image painted on them...
** And then, in an apparent parody, he plays Hasegawa in ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', a middle-aged man who lost his prestigious job and family (thanks to the heroic speeches of the main character) and is frequently called a no-good, worthless old dude. The fact that Hasegawa resembles Gendo to an extent makes it all the better.
** You also have to consider Kasai from ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi. He's gruff and is technically yakuza but he's definitely a good guy [[{{Badass}} (and an awesome one, at that)]], as well as a father-figure of sort to Shion.
*** He's also Nightmare in ''SoulCalibur 3''.
* [[JojiNakata Joji]] / [[GratuitousEnglish George]] [[JojiNakata Nakata]] and AkioOhtsuka only play ''extremely'' hard-boiled {{Badass}}es, though their characters frequently get put into situations [[TheComicallySerious not quite of their calibur]] to add flavor.
** George Nakata = Villain. That's all that needs to be said. Granted, some of those villains [[VillainProtagonist are also protagonists]], like Alucard in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', but villains nonetheless.
*** A slight exception: Nakata was behind the voice of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'''s E-102 Gamma.
*** [[KeroroGunsou Giroro]] is kind of a gray area ... but [[SoltyRei Roy Revant]]?
* Hideyuki Hori, though not as much as obviously seen, seems to be a rather popular choice for ninja characters. Including Ryu Hayabusa in ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' and ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'', [[McNinja Schwarz Bruder]] in ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'', and in the crossover ''Namco X Capcom'', he plays Team Commando's resident ninja Sho/Ginzu.
* If you see ShowHayami's name in a cast list, take extra caution. If that character seems to be affably good, there is a chance that the character may be the worst man to ever exist (case in point, Dr. Kazutaka Muraki in ''YamiNoMatsuei'', Masami Eiri in ''SerialExperimentsLain'', and [[spoiler:Sousuke Aizen in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'']]). It's also often that he plays just plain sociopaths...
** And even if he ''is'' playing a good guy, expect that character [[SociopathicHero to be pretty fucked up in the head]], like male lead IdolSinger Kouji from the yaoi anime {{Zetsuai1989}} or [[{{Gravion}} Klein Sandman]]
* Kumiko Watanabe comes in two flavors: If she's playing a boy, she's most likely to play [[KidHero young heroes]] [[TagalongKid (doesn't need to be main)]] or BrattyHalfPint in general. If she's playing a female... then just be ready that her character may turn out to be the worst bitch in the series (''Hello'', [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Katejina Loos]]).
* In a weird variation of this trope, two of the main characters of ''Manga/OnePiece'' were designed with their voice actors in mind. More impressive in the case of MayumiTanaka (Luffy), since there was no guarantee that the series would even receive an anime adaptation, while Kazuki Yao (Franky) had voiced several characters in ''One Piece'' after it had already been successful.
** Speaking of Mr. Yao, it seems he likes to do "crazy" characters: bar Franky, his others in ''One Piece'' were [[WholesomeCrossdresser Mr. 2 Bon Clay]] and [[ShoutOut Jango]].
*** He also was HotBlooded Judau in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'', as well as Shinobu Fujiwara in ''Anime/{{Dancougar}}''.
* YuuichiNakamura tends to play guys who, for a lack of better description, are jerks. Usually [[JerkWithaHeartofGold with hearts of gold underneath]]. We have Okazaki Tomoya from ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'' (a jerk who quickly softens up for his various love interests), Abe Takaya from ''OokikuFurikabutte'' (a jerk who doesn't realize that yelling at his shy, meek pitcher isn't helping said pitcher's self-esteem any), Saotome Alto of ''MacrossFrontier'' (a jerk who has trouble recognizing other people's kindness toward him, especially if they happen to be his love interests), Graham Aker from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' (a jer--actually, he's quite the hero, at least for now), Ikuto Tsukiyomi of ''ShugoChara'', etc.
** And then we have Hazama aka his pigeonholed role dialed UpToEleven. Seriously, this Jerkass makes every single jerk roles he had look so tame. It's also his most [[DracoInLeatherPants awesome role to date.]]
** Not really, it was more of PlayingAgainstType. If you notice, YuuichiNakamura seems to have been landed with more straightforward, if witty and snarky, hero, or 'Slice of Life series' protagonist, thus Hazama is one huge case of PlayingAgainstType.
** Graham is the PlayingAgainstType case here. A HotBlooded, LargeHam, [[TheAce ace]] [[TheRival rival]] who is very far from being a jerk.
** He completely [[PlayingAgainstType plays against his type]] with [[TeamMom Koichi]] [[ZettaiKarenChildren Minamoto]].
* KappeiYamaguchi's kind of stuck with "hotheaded hero," having voiced Manga/{{Ranma|OneHalf}}, Manga/InuYasha, and Monta from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', among many others. One of the few notable exceptions is one of his earlier roles, Daisuke Kusama from ''GiantRobo''. Or L from ''Manga/DeathNote''.
** Though, he subverts the trend beautifully in roles such as Tororo from ''KeroroGunsou'' and (most of all) Usopp from ''Manga/OnePiece''.
*** And don't forget the [[DissonantSerenity Serenely Dissonant]], ExtremeDoormat that is [[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} Mr. Tick Jefferson]]
** Artemis from Pretty Guardian ''Manga/SailorMoon''.
** He does quite well with goofball characters as well. Want an example? How about [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Teddie]]?
* HitomiNabatame is a versatile voice actress, doing stuffs from Loli, graceful princess, outgoing girls or characters. However, if there's several things she's most known for, it's either her HardDrinkingPartyGirl roles, or roles that have LesYay painted in it. She may be even like this in real life.
** She does consider Shizuka Itoh to be "Main Wife", MamikoNoto is "Lover No.1", KaoriShimizu is "Lover No. 2" and AmiKoshimizu is "Lover No.3" Granted they all worked together at some point (''SchoolRumble'').
*** Given that, [[WordOfGod according to her blog]], she's in a serious relationship with Shizuka Itoh, "may" might not be strong enough a word.
**** * Cue major {{squee}} * Not, if the fans laid off TetsuyaKakihara [[YokoOhNo for going out with]] "Lover n°1"
* MamoruMiyano could do with a bit ''[[Manga/DeathNote more]]'' [[OuranHighSchoolHostClub typecasting]]...
** Lately he is quite suited roles of cold covert killers such as [[ChildSoldiers Setsuna]] from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' and VampireKnight. [[Manga/SoulEater Death the Kid]], even if [[SuperOCD not cold all the time]], could count as well since he is the son of the Shinigami.
* Sometimes, a voice actor is pigeonholed into one type, but as time passed on, he/she is pigeonholed in ''another'' type and almost abandons their old pigeonholed types. The example of this is Creator/AyaHisakawa, known as young, mostly spunky girl characters, especially [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Skuld]] and [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Chai Xianghua]]. But as time passed, she finds herself pigeonholed into mature women that knows her stuffs, such as [[Manga/TenjhoTenge Maya Natsume]], "[[FanNickName Captain Mom]]" [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Unohana Retsu]] or even {{Stripperiffic}} MsFanservice [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Judith]]. This is also somehow reflected in her old pigeonholed types -- the recent ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' series features Skuld with an older form, and Hisakawa left Xianghua's role after ''Soul Calibur III''.
* And the other example of 'switch pigeon hole' voice actor is MikiIto. Beforehand, she's known as FemmeFatale type characters, sometimes overlapping with villains, such as [[Manga/DragonBall Android no 18]], [[Manga/MagicKnightRayearth Nova]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Legretta the Quick]]. Now you find her voicing genuinely good {{Genki Girl}}s like [[VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}} Asa Shigure]], [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Taiga Fujimura]]...
** Though recently, she's returned to her old type with [[spoiler:[[VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Miyo Takano]] who, incidentally, is the BigBad]].
** As well as Eva Ushiromiya in its spiritual sequel ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''.
* NatsukoKuwatani is mostly known for absolutely [[TheDragon loyal henchwoman]] to whomever she works for rather then the actual cause her master follows and rarely cares for anybody else. Kasuga in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', Sette and Arf in ''[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha]]'' are good examples of following her master to the ends of the earth and often hints of a romance of them (some more blatant then others). Just call her Natsuko [[{{Ninja}} Kunoichi]] in that case.
** Does cutesy [[Manga/RozenMaiden Suiseiseki]] count as the part of 'loyal to the master to the end of the earth' part, [[VerbalTic DESU~?]]
*** Yes, to Jun (although more hidden than most). I forgot to mention Nanto Yaya from ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic'', the girl not only protects Hikari buts wants her as well. And does Henne from ''Mugen no Frontier'' count as so?
*** Also [[VideoGame/FireEmblem Micaiah]]...
***** It's Sothe
****** Subverted in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' where [[KnifeNut Ryoko Asakura]] disobeys [[EmotionlessGirl Nagato's]] orders in [[spoiler:that she wanted to kill [[DeadpanSnarker Kyon]] to see what [[AGodAmI Haruhi's]] reaction would be.]] Somewhat justified in that Asakura comes from a rogue faction within the Data Overmind.
****** [[TheWoobie Ryoko Achakura]] in ''{{Haruhi-chan}}''. That is all.
* ShizukaIto is known for her refined sexy personality (she does do hentai after all) and is often seen working with girlfriend HitomiNabatame (They have a good relationship, and apparently they ''are'' girlfriends if Hitomi's blog is to be believed) and the ability to go between romantically teasing or generally stoic and serious. Rest assured, she is a skilled femme fatale who is on fire (or at least her element in animes like ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'')
* SoichiroHoshi is often the guy who is the younger partner of Akira Ishida, aside from that, he plays normally passive characters with hidden berserker streaks to him such as Kira Yamato from ''GundamSEED'' franchise and Brooklyn from ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}''. His roles often have a common thing among them as carrying sticks or similar stick like weapons to battle. Beamspam Jesus has nothing on stick smack Jesus.
** [[Anime/{{S-Cry-ed}} Kazuma]] and [[VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Keiichi Maebara]] may be considered inversions. Both definitely have berserker sides to them, and Keiichi has a [[BatterUp baseball bat]] as a WeaponOfChoice but Kazuma is openly loud, brash and violent while Keiichi is a loud, perverted dork who only becomes violent when he falls victim to [[spoiler:the HatePlague]].
** Ditto [[Anime/DigimonSavers Masaru]], who is made of {{hot blood|ed}} and punches out fifty-feet giant chickens in his spare time.
* TesshoGenda is mostly known for his TheBigGuy roles. If you see a character voiced by him, expect them to fulfill the MightyGlacier role, such as the younger Toguro in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Takeda Shingen in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', Mighty Kongman in ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'', Largo the Black Lion in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' and... Zangief from ''StreetFighter'', at least the later version. He does some exceptions, though, like... the dubbed version of ''Batman''.
* Miyu Matsuki has a reputation of being cast for death with Mecha roles, aside from that she is a well known {{Yuri}} typecast
** But she also played [[Manga/HayateTheCombatButler Isumi Saginomiya]].
* Saki Nakajima loves to do {{Meido}} roles in general in terms of roles in general typecasts.
** But she also played [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Chizuru Honshou]]
** And [[VisualNovel/ToHeart2 Karin Sasamori]].
* MitsukiSaiga mainly plays male roles despite being a female seiyuu. Many of the roles he plays is mainly as protectors but when she also has to play a villain as well, it becomes a WellIntentionedExtremist character. Example is Makubex from ''Manga/GetBackers''. And if she doesn't play boys, she plays ActionGirl types, like Jun from the ''{{Anime/Mazin|gerZ}}kaiser'' OAV.
* One curious case is Masami Kikuchi. He was pigeonholed for ''years'' as the UnluckyEverydude / HaremCast Lead types (like Keiichi Morisato in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'') and got to play against type ''in the course of a series saga''. Compare his [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Jou]] [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Kido]] to his [[Anime/DigimonTamers Rob Mc Coy]] aka [[TheProfessor "Dolphin"]] and his [[Anime/DigimonSavers Akihiko Kurata]]. And then compare ''these'' to his [[TheCharmer Hiroshi]] [[HandsomeLech Wakato]] from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis...''
* YukariTamura seems destined to be the go-to name for (usually loli) {{genki|Girl}} {{Magical Girl}}s, with the titular ''OtogiJuushiAkazukin'' and ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. She has done several different roles (Mai Kawasumi in ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}''), but even if not magical, a large number of her characters tend to at least ''look'' somewhat loli (Sakura Yoshino in ''VisualNovel/DaCapo'', Mei Sunohara in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', Ichigo Morino in ''Anime/PleaseTeacher'', Ink Nijihara in ''{{Moetan}}'').
** [[VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Rika Furude]] is an inversion. She ''seems'' to play it straight for awhile, but eventually it becomes clear that there's more to her than meets the eye.
** And then there's [[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Bernkastel]], who is a [[spoiler:RogueProtagonist]] in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', by virtue of her being [[spoiler:the summation of all pre-''Matsuribayashi-hen'' incarnations of Rika Furude]].
* MarinaInoue when doing major roles is mostly cast in the {{Ojou}} role most of the time. While not always of the lady in fine dress theme, there is a generally air of being a woman with a duty. Examples are [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Yoko]], [[VideoGame/ArcanaHeart Petra]] and [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles Alicia]]. And did we mention that these characters are pretty handy with their {{gu|nsAkimbo}}[[ColdSniper ns]]?
** [[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Jessica Ushiromiya]] is an inversion. She's an Ojou, but she's also a tomboyish {{Tsundere}}.
** Subverted in ''Manga/SkipBeat''. Kyoko dreams of being an {{Ojou}} or a Princess but is also a poor aspiring actress lusting for revenge (and has the evil aura to prove it).
** Don't forget [[Manga/HayateTheCombatButler Wataru Tachibana]].
* Most characters voiced by Creator/NozomuSasaki end up creepy or evil or both. These include characters like [[Manga/{{Akira}} Tetsuo]] (and his very obvious {{Expy}} [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters K9999]]), [[Manga/DeathNote Mello]], [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Olba Frost]], [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Enishi Yukishiro]], and the worst of them all... [[Manga/{{Monster}} Johan Liebert]]. The only exception is [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Yuusuke Urameshi]], but that's just ONE breakout role compared to his whole lot of... that type of character.
** Kazuya Hasukawa of HereIsGreenwood is another exception. He's really just an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent.
*** Let's not forget Sasaki playing UnluckyEverydude Youta Moteuchi in the ''Video Girl Ai'' Drama [=CDs=].
** Jin Akutsu from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' initially plays it straight by being a huge JerkAss, but later subverts it by getting CharacterDevelopment, evolving into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and an AloofBigBrother to [[{{Keet}} Taichi Dan]].
** Nozumu himself is probably a good example of someone who switched typecasts -- he used to play a lot of sweet-voiced young boys (Kazuya from ''HereIsGreenwood'', Chihaya from ''{{Earthian}}'', etc) and now does more creepy evil types. There were even rumors in Japan that he'd had some kind of surgery or injections to alter his voice. In ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'', which was made over a period of several years, try comparing Julian's voice at the beginning and end of the series to hear the 'change' (although arguably this could just be an example of acting, as the character had grown and matured).
*** Sasaki started smoking at some point, which is the cause of his deeper/raspier voice in later series.
* IsshinChiba is mostly not-quite-so-active in anime. But when in video games, he has a lot of infamous roles, mostly as someone who is a {{Jerkass}}, or has an evil side. Including Albel Nox from ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'', Melfice from ''VideoGame/GrandiaII'', Jedah Dohma from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' and even Jin Kazama from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', who has currently embraced his evil side. And, of course, who could forget that he is the main voice of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'''s Dio [[TimeStandsStill "ZA WARUDO"]] [[{{Kiai}} "WRRRYYYYYY!!!"]] Brando?
* Need an Tsundere Idol? Try SakuraNogawa, often her roles will interlace with something idol related, famous roles includes Tsundere Tsubomi from ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic'', Shiho from ''Anime/MaiHime'' and being one of Gust (Creator of the Atelier Series) newest talent to rely on. She has been cast in every ''ArTonelico'' series so far. The only exception of this might be Hinaichigo from ''Manga/RozenMaiden''.
** Don't forget she was the voice of [[HoYay Kaori Aida]] from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
* Koji Tsujitani is known for his roles within being a ChivalrousPervert and having one StarCrossedLovers too many (mostly unintentional). Examples of characters of exhibiting either trait include [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Bernard Wiseman]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Seabook Arno]], [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Azai Nagasawa]] and [[Manga/InuYasha Miroku]]. He has other roles as well, but these comes to a troper's mind first when they think about this actor.
** And then there's [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Itsuki]]...
* YukiMatsuoka is known for voicing [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} extremely weird and eccentric characters]] such as [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Osaka]] and Orihime Inoue from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. OTOH, she voiced characters that are [[EnsembleDarkhorse very much loved by the fandom]] such as Osaka and ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'''s Tsuruya.
** Also, Orihime and Tsuruya have undergone MemeticMutation, both involving food products (leeks and smoked cheese, respectively).
* AmiKoshimizu may have versatile voice styles, but she often has a consistent fanservice and humorously ecchi feeling to her roles that she plays.
** But she also played [[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Rosa Ushiromiya]].
* KenichiSuzumura plays a lot characters whom knows or [[ThisLoserIsYou have the worst luck]] examples are {{Ichigo100%}} and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]], don't feel bad though, at least the VA gets to be quite close with Hitomi Nabatame... His characters also tend to be very loud, childish or rude and scream a lot (think Shinn Asuka in SEED Destiny or Chika Akatsuki in ZombieLoan)
* HiroShimono most notable typecast as a lead is seen as a somewhat meek person with a good sense of artist touch within him. His characters are usually pretty good at art or something culturally creative. Also, on 2 occasions he voiced roles which are also done by Creator/JohnnyYongBosch.
* MiyuIrino recently seems to be cast as an UnluckyEverydude who also have high chances of being a Woobie or a Scrappy. Case in point being Syaoran from ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', Saji from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'', Tomoharu from ''Asura Cryin''', Kou from ''Cross Game'' and Zwei from ''Phantom~Requiem for the Phantom~''. Just note that his romantic interests tends to end up [[CartwrightCurse dead]] or [[FatalAttractor horribly maimed]].
* Ryuzaburo Otomo's voice is more often than not linked with villainous characters with an already-imposing stature, such as [[Manga/OnePiece Sir Crocodile]], [[Manga/DragonBall Dabura]], Tetsu Ushio in the first season of the ''Anime/YuGiOh'', [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Vamdemon]], [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Uka-Uka]], [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Astaroth]], ''TheTerminator'', and... [[Film/BatmanAndRobin Mr. Freeze?]]
** Speaking of which, the last two are also played by Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.
* Satoshi Hino seems to be one of the go-to guys for OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent types who get overshadowed by his female companions. Let's see: [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Yuji Sakai]], [[LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima Saito Hiraga]], [[IkkiTousen Koukin Shuyu]], and {{Tayutama}}'s Yuuri Mito.
** Yuuto from ''VideoGame/CrossEdge'' is a notable mention
*** Try Kamui from Manga/{{Gintama}}. Seriously.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and it spin offs just can't get along with PrettyCure at all. Almost every VA whom had at least one stint with Gundam went on to be a villain in PrettyCure. The only exception was RomiPark ([[Anime/TurnAGundam Turn A's]] Loran Cehack).
* KanaHanazawa is one of the best recent choices for timid, kind, if somewhat fragile, female characters such as [[LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}} Sengoku Nadeko]]. Though she has played against this on occasion, such as Mikan Yuuki in ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' or Zange in ''Manga/{{Kannagi}}'', a great lot of her characters end up falling into the main type. She also falls in TheWoobie typecast with Tenshi and Suou in ''Anime/AngelBeats'' and ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''.
** Recently she also voices {{Genki Girl}}s such as [[{{Fractale}} Nessa]] and [[{{Freezing}} Rana Linchen]].
* AkiToyosaki got her start playing bubbly, somewhat [[TheDitz ditzy]] female characters with Amuro in ''{{Umisho}}'', and hasn't really left it since. Roles such as Tomo in ''SeikonNoQwaser'', Suu in ''ShugoChara'' and, above all, [[StarMakingRole Yui]] in ''Manga/KOn'' are good examples of this characterization.
* YokoHikasa, taking off from her StarMakingRole as Manga/KOn's ShrinkingViolet Mio Akiyama, has been pigeonholed into girls with [[RapunzelHair long black hair]] (and sometimes a HimeCut), but not necessarily as shy as Mio, such as [[TallDarkAndSnarky Seraphim]] (''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie''), [[{{Tsundere}} Houki Shinonono]] (''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos''), [[MrExposition Maya Kumashiro]] (''SeikimatsuOccultGakuin'') and [[CovertPervert Shino Amakusa]] (''SeitokaiYakuindomo''). Seen [[http://img4.gelbooru.com//images/895/a291d3738a91313d9c4991892793fde7.jpg here]]. Many roles of hers are excellent swordswomen as well, such as Houki and Seraphim as mentioned above, as well as Junko Hattori (''LightNovel/IchibanUshiroNoDaimaou''), and Erica Blandelli (''LightNovel/{{Campione}}'')
* WataruTakagi is commonly typecast as any form of [[{{Yakuza}} Gangster]]/{{Delinquent}} and other forms of the dregs of society. Naturally, this often gets him into villain roles, such as Horada in ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', Chaka in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' or Tobi in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. However, he may also play the converted Delinquent such as Aoki in ''HajimeNoIppo'' or the ''GreatTeacherOnizuka'' himself.
** Bizarrely enough, he voiced the author of the original manga in ''Anime/ExcelSaga''.
* HiroakiHirata has recently lamented that, after ten years building a reputation as anime's "pirate seiyuu," ([[Manga/OnePiece Sanji]], [[Manga/BlackLagoon Benny]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Balthier]], [[Franchise/PiratesOftheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]], etc.), it took exactly ''one role'' (Kotetsu T. Kaburagi from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'') for him to lose this title and instead become known as the "{{Oyaji}} seiyuu."
* ChiakiTakahashi is mostly known for her roles as MsFanservice (occasionally overlapping with CoolBigSis) or the one who is considered sexiest on the cast, considering she is a gravure idol. However, in a subversion, the personalities of her characters could differ from ditzy ([[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster Azusa]]), kind and nurturing, if conflicted ([[VideoGame/BlazBlue Litchi]]), utterly flirtatious ([[Manga/{{Bleach}} Haineko]]), and... well a lot more, but they always held the 'Sexy' part well.
* YuukiKaji mostly known for voicing any [[UnluckyEverydude unlucky person]] and IneffectualLoner person, but intelligent, [[NiceGuy kind hearted]] and always careful. However, the character's life that he voiced was changed after he met a mysterious, but special girl. For example [[LightNovel/AccelWorld Haruyuki Arita]], [[LightNovel/CubeXCursedXCurious Haruaki Yachi]], [[Anime/AquarionEvol Amata Sora]], and last, but not least, [[GuiltyCrown Shu Ouma]].
* ShigeruChiba tends to be heard as either TheNarrator, hot-blooded characters, goofball types, villains, or even a mixture of some of those.
* Issei Futamata's most common roles tend to fall along two types. One usual type would be him being cast as [[Manga/UruseiYatsura squeaky-voiced nerds]] [[Manga/MaisonIkkoku and/or]] [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf generally unlucky young men]] (that may or may not also be a bit unstable). The other common typecasting involves him voicing random mooks and corrupt businessmen, or other villains just as sleazy.
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* Salvador Vidal. Arguably the most well-known male voice in Spain, even though his name isn't nearly as publicly famous as Constantino Romero or Ramón Langa. He has voiced most of Holywood mature stars of the last 40 years: GeorgeClooney, Creator/HarrisonFord, and MichaelDouglas are just a few examples. Not to mention that he is insanely prolific in advertising, which gives a lot of people the impression that he is practically ''everywhere''.
* Constantino Romero. Probably the most famous voice actor in Spain, since, unlike most voice actors in the country, most people know his face due to his work as a successful TV host. Also, some of the most famous pop culture classics has been voiced by him. For starters, he's Creator/ClintEastwood's regular voice actor. Then he was TheTerminator in all three movies, [[Disney/TheLionKing Mufasa]], [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Judge Claude Frollo]]... and [[Franchise/StarWars Darth]] [[PrecisionFStrike F*****]] [[Franchise/StarWars Vader]].
* Jordi Brau. One of the most chameleonlike voice actors in Spain and probably the world. He's the usual voice actor for TomHanks, Creator/TomCruise, Creator/RobinWilliams, and StevenSeagal, just to name a few.
* Luis Posada. With his soft natural voice and incredible range, he has dubbed a lot of attractive young adults and a lot of wacky comedy actors with equally awesome results. Famous actors dubbed by him are Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Creator/JohnnyDepp (whom he nails every single time, including [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]]), JohnCusack, JimCarrey, and Creator/ChrisRock. He also was [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo's]] voice.
* Nuria Mediavilla has dub SO MANY attractive women that half of the female elite of Hollywood has been voiced by her at some point: UmaThurman, Creator/AngelinaJolie, CameronDiaz, SalmaHayek, KateWinslet, WinonaRyder, etc, etc... Some consider her, not only one of the best voice actresses in Spain, but one of the best voice actresses in the world.
* Marta Barbará. Usually she dubs teenagers and young adult women and is ScarlettJohansson's usual VA in Spain.
** However, here's the kicker: She was THE Spaniard Disney female lead voice during the TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation. She was the female lead in '''FOUR MOVIES IN A ROW'''. To be precise, she voiced [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine]], [[Disney/TheLionKing adult Nala]], Disney/{{Pocahontas}}, and [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Esmeralda]]. Wow!
* Nuria Trifol. She is one of the most prolific voice actresses for children and female teenagers in Spain, although she's perfectly capable of adult women. Extra points for being also in practically every single Spanish anime dubbing recorded in Barcelona, and doing important roles most of the time. In fact, she has appeared even more in Catalonian dubs. She's also KeiraKnightley's usual voice actress in Spain.
* Graciela Molina. She rivals Nuria Trifol in the most prolific voice actress for children and female teenagers, although she's a little bit more focused in young adult women and way more in live action. Fun fact: [[RelationshipVoiceActor both actresses act together]] often in female friends and kid siblings roles, and both of them dub NataliePortman regularly.
** The NataliePortman part has an anecdote: Molina voiced [[Franchise/StarWars Padme]] in Episode I, while Trifol voiced her decoy (performed by KeiraKnightley). However, this led to a confusion in Lucasfilm, making them to cast Trifol for Episodes II and III.
* Luis Bajo. The same as Salvador Vidal, but in TV Shows rather than film. He's also becoming the Spaniard equivalent of Creator/NolanNorth in video games (although he has a wider range of voices than North). During the last three years or so, it seems like he's everywhere in digital media.
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* Creator/RobinWilliams' flavor of choice are [[CloudCuckoolander over-the-top,]] wacky and fun-loving characters who frequently do impressions of famous people for [[RuleOfFunny comedic effect]], such as the Genie in Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and Fender in Blue Sky's ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}''.

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* Creator/RobinWilliams' flavor of choice are [[CloudCuckoolander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} over-the-top,]] wacky and fun-loving characters who frequently do impressions of famous people for [[RuleOfFunny comedic effect]], such as the Genie in Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and Fender in Blue Sky's ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}''.



* ''Kids In The Hall'' alumnus Kevin [=McDonald=] is now essentially typecast as playing spazzy characters [[CloudCuckoolander not totally connected to reality]] -- Pleakley from the various ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' things; the spazzier and more "out there" of The Tallest from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', and Waffle in ''WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}}''.

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* ''Kids In The Hall'' alumnus Kevin [=McDonald=] is now essentially typecast as playing spazzy characters [[CloudCuckoolander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} not totally connected to reality]] -- Pleakley from the various ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' things; the spazzier and more "out there" of The Tallest from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', and Waffle in ''WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}}''.



* YukiMatsuoka is known for voicing [[CloudCuckooLander extremely weird and eccentric characters]] such as [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Osaka]] and Orihime Inoue from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. OTOH, she voiced characters that are [[EnsembleDarkhorse very much loved by the fandom]] such as Osaka and ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'''s Tsuruya.

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* YukiMatsuoka is known for voicing [[CloudCuckooLander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} extremely weird and eccentric characters]] such as [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Osaka]] and Orihime Inoue from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. OTOH, she voiced characters that are [[EnsembleDarkhorse very much loved by the fandom]] such as Osaka and ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'''s Tsuruya.
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* Need another ButtMonkey example? It's Vincent Tong. Compare Matsuda from ''Manga/DeathNote'' to Toro from ''SushiPack'', or even compare Daniel from ''VoltronForce'' to Kai from ''{{Ninjago}}''.
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