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30th Aug '17 6:34:22 AM twilicorn
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* Creator/JuneForay's reprisal, in a 2014 Advertising/{{Geico}} commercial titled "The Gecko's Journey", marked the last of her many performances as [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Rocky the Flying Squirrel]], having voiced the character since 1959.

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* Creator/JuneForay's reprisal, in a 2014 Advertising/{{Geico}} commercial titled "The Gecko's Journey", marked was one of the last of her many performances as [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Rocky the Flying Squirrel]], having voiced the character since 1959.the show first premiered in 1959. (Her actual swan song was a short from that same year that was to precede ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'' in theaters, but was instead shafted to the DVD.)
30th Aug '17 6:22:59 AM MichalkaManiac
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* Ford has been doing a number of commercial series called ''Overdubs'', bringing in various actors to reprise roles when they can. Probably one of the more surprising ones is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARNn1w-lhLU this commercial]], which brings back Creator/JasonDavidFrank, Creator/JohnnyYongBosch, David Felding, Kerrigan Mahan and Creator/WendeeLee to reprise their ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' roles as Tommy, Adam, Zordon, Goldar and Scorpina respectively.
* Just one of the many productions in which Creator/JuneForay (RIP) reprised her role as [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Rocky the Flying Squirrel]] was a Advertising/{{Geico}} commercial titled "The Gecko's Journey".

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* Ford has been doing a number of commercial series called ''Overdubs'', bringing in various actors to reprise roles when they can. Probably one of the more surprising ones is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARNn1w-lhLU this commercial]], which brings back Creator/JasonDavidFrank, Creator/JohnnyYongBosch, David Felding, Fielding, Kerrigan Mahan and Creator/WendeeLee to reprise their ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' roles as Tommy, Adam, Zordon, Goldar and Scorpina respectively.
* Just one of the many productions Creator/JuneForay's reprisal, in which Creator/JuneForay (RIP) reprised her role as [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Rocky the Flying Squirrel]] was a 2014 Advertising/{{Geico}} commercial titled "The Gecko's Journey".Journey", marked the last of her many performances as [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Rocky the Flying Squirrel]], having voiced the character since 1959.
30th Aug '17 5:46:38 AM twilicorn
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* Just one of the many productions in which Creator/JuneForay (RIP) reprised her role as [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Rocky the Flying Squirrel]] was a Advertising/{{Geico}} commercial titled "The Gecko's Journey".


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* Harvey Fierstein, who played Edna in the original cast of ''Theatre/{{Hairspray}}'', reprised the role for the 2016 NBC live production of the same show.
25th Aug '17 10:42:40 AM AreYouTyler
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Compare RegularCharacter, RecurringCharacter, RemakeCameo and BackForTheFinale.

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Compare RegularCharacter, TheOriginalDarrin, RecurringCharacter, RemakeCameo and BackForTheFinale.
10th Aug '17 1:59:19 PM DoctorRayman
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* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' had a 1977 ReunionShow called ''Halloween with the New Addams Family'', which had most of the actors from the original show reprise their roles (they even have Ken Weatherwax and Lisa Loring play adult versions of Pugsley and Wednesday). The only actors who weren't able to reprise their roles were Blossom Rock and Margaret Hamilton, who played Gomez's mother Grandmama Addams and Morticia's mother Hester Frump respectively.
* Naomi Grossman plays Pepper in the second season of ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'', ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum Asylum]]'', and then again in the fourth, ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow Freak Show]]''. This is notable because the series is an anthology, and the actors play different characters each season (so far, three actors have shared scenes with Pepper in both seasons as different characters). This has led to speculation that each season takes place in a shared universe, notwithstanding the fact that there would currently be four identical Jessica Langes, Sarah Paulsons, Frances Conroys and Evan Peterses running around that universe.
** [[spoiler: This was confirmed in Episode 10 ''Orphans'' of ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow Freak Show]]'' when it is shown that the two characters are within the same continuity.]]
* ''Series/AshVsEvilDead'' brings back Creator/BruceCampbell as his iconic character Ash Williams. [[spoiler:Ellen Sandweiss, who played Ash's sister Cheryl in the original film, reprises her role in the show's second season.]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' pulled off a rather impressive string of actors reprising their characters in a single scene in the 7th season opener, with all previous {{Big Bad}}s being impersonated by the new enemy who can take on the appearance of anyone dead or once dead. While one of them, Spike, had become a regular character on the series all of the others were reprised by the same actors.
** ''Buffy'' may also hold the record for the shortest role reprisal, bringing back Elizabeth Anne Allen to play recurring character Amy Madison for less than ''4 seconds'' in season 4 after accidentally turning herself into a rat in season 3. (She later got a ''proper'' reprisal in season 6.)
-->'''Willow:''' I mean, first she's a perfectly normal girl... [Amy, behind her, becomes human again and looks overjoyed]...then POOF! ó She's a rat. [Amy's a rat again] I could never do something like that.
* Similar to the ''Buffy'' example, the climactic scene of the series finale of ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' featured the spirits of almost every character who had died on Wisteria Lane, played by the original actors. The first to be seen was Mike Delfino (James Denton), who'd died in the final season, and the last was Mary Alice Walker (Brenda Strong), who'd committed suicide at the start of the first episode.
* As a long-runner, ''Series/DoctorWho'' has done this several times.
** An amusing example of this is with Michael Kilgarriff as the Cyber-Controller; originally appearing in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen "The Tomb of the Cybermen"]] (though voiced by another actor), when the character returned two decades later, Kilgarriff reprised the role in both body and voice.
** In 1996, Creator/SylvesterMcCoy returned as the Seventh Doctor for ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie Doctor Who: The Movie]]'' seven years after last playing the role, solely to [[BackForTheDead get killed off early on]].
** The 2005 revival includes Creator/ElisabethSladen reprising her role as Sarah Jane Smith in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion "School Reunion"]], and later in spinoff ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', which also featured appearances from Jo Grant and the Brigadier.
** Creator/PeterDavison reappeared as the Fifth Doctor in [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash "Time Crash"]].
** The 50th Anniversary led to an increased number of reappearances:
*** [[spoiler:Creator/PaulMcGann]] reprised his role as [[spoiler:the Eighth Doctor]] for the mini-episode [[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheNightOfTheDoctor The Night of the Doctor"]], essentially [[spoiler:giving his incarnation a proper send-off after 17 years of mystery over his regeneration]].
*** In the special itself, [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]], [[spoiler:Creator/TomBaker, the Fourth Doctor]], made his first reappearance since departing the show, to the joy of many fans.
** All anniversary episodes do this by bringing past Doctors back. The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E1TheThreeDoctors tenth]] brings back William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton and the [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors twentieth]] Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee (the others were {{Fake Shemp}}ed).
** It doesn't even have to be a special occasion. Pat loved coming back for [[Recap/DoctorWho20thASTheFiveDoctors "The Five Doctors"]] so much that he gladly did [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors "The Two Doctors"]] a couple of seasons later.
** In the Series 9 opener [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice "The Magician's Apprentice"]], [[spoiler: Julian Bleach returns to play Davros, creator of the Daleks. The last time he played the role was seven years earlier in the Season 4 finale [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E12TheStolenEarth "The Stolen Earth"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]]]].
** For Series 10, [[spoiler:John Simm]] is reprising his role as [[spoiler:the Master -- and he'll be sharing screen time with his successor in the role, Michelle Gomez, resulting in the series' first multi-Master story]].
** At the end of "Empress of Mars" [[spoiler: the Martians are welcomed into the Galactic community by Alpha Centauri, with Ysanne Churchman reprising her "gay civil servant" voice 43 years after "The Monster of Peladon" and 24 years after her retirement.]]
** Borderline example, with a MetaCasting twist, in [[Recap/DoctorWho2017CSTwiceUponATime "Twice Upon A Time"]], the 2017 Christmas Special where [[spoiler: David Bradley will appear as the First Doctor, after portraying Willian Hartnell (and thus the Doctor himself) in the 50th Anniversary docudrama ''Film/AnAdventureInSpaceAndTime''.]]
* ''Series/TheFlash2014'' reboot has Creator/MarkHamill reprising his role as the Trickster from the [[Series/TheFlash1990 1990 live-action show]] and ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', while Amanda Pays reprises her role as Tina [=McGee=]. Vito D'Ambrosio also returns as Bellows, though this time, the character is the mayor, not a cop. [[spoiler: Additionally, the Season 3 premiere, [[Recap/TheFlash2014S3E1Flashpoint "Flashpoint"]], sees Alex Desert reprise the role of Julio Mendez.]]
** The Italian dub has Giorgio Lopez reprising the role of Trickster (again from the dub of the 1990 show).
* Creator/JonLovitz reprised his guest role from ''Series/{{Friends}}'' eight years after his first appearance, revealing that his drug habits had since cost him his job.
** Likewise, after appearing as a [[GirlOfTheWeek Guy of the Week]] for Phoebe in Season 1, Creator/HankAzaria reprised his role of David several times in the latter years of the show's run, first in a one-off appearance in Season 7, and then as a recurring character in Season 9 before [[RomanticRunnerUp losing out]] on Phoebe's affections to [[Creator/PaulRudd Mike]].
* ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'', the SequelSeries to ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', features Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel reprising their roles as Cory and Topanga, now raising a family of their own. Additionally, characters from throughout the run of ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' have been brought back, always with the original actor playing them -- with the sole exception of Cory's younger brother Josh, who is given TheOtherDarrin treatment (to be fair, he was a toddler at the end of the original show's run, and played by a non-actor to boot).
* Season 2 of ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' has Creator/PaulReubens playing the Penguin's father, a role he originated in the 1992 movie ''Film/BatmanReturns'', though the character has a different name -- nor is that the only difference [[NiceGuy Elijah]] [[GoodParents Van Dahl]] has from [[AbusiveParents Tucker]] [[ParentalAbandonment Cobblepot]].
* It's fairly common for past ''Franchise/KamenRider'' characters to return in crossover movies and anniversary specials, though this is often done via {{Fake Shemp}}s since many of the actors have moved on to other projects. The ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' film ''Kamen Rider Taisen'' is a notable exception, since it featured Creator/HiroshiFujioka reprising his role as the original ''Series/KamenRider'' from way back in 1971, as well as Ryo Hayami reprising his role as Series/KamenRiderX. A number of the actors from more recent productions like ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'', ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', ''Series/KamenRiderW'', and ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' returned as well.
* After TheReveal of Chronos in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', Creator/SteveBlum as the voice of the character is this, [[spoiler: given he voiced [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold a version of Heat Wave before]].]]
* ''Series/{{Limitless}}'' has Bradley Cooper playing the recurring role of his character from the 2011 movie, acting as a sort-of mentor for the new protagonist.
* In an episode of ''Series/MadAboutYou'' Creator/CarlReiner reprises his role of Alan Brady from ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow''.
* The 1980's revival of ''Series/MissionImpossible'' featured the return of Peter Graves as Jim Phelps. Additionally, Greg Morris reprised his role of Barney for a 2-part episode.
* The [[MilestoneCelebration 200th]] ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Life Before His Eyes" featured cameos from main and minor characters from previous seasons, [[BackFromTheDead even the dead ones]]. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* Whenever a series continuation is released on Creator/{{Netflix}}, the site has a policy to recruit as many of the original actors as possible. This is especially true with the foreign dubs, with a couple examples:
** Excellently, the Italian dub of ''Series/GilmoreGirls: A Year in the Life'' stayed at the same studio ([=PUMAISdue=]), with the main characters' voice actresses (Myriam Catania and Giuppy Izzo) appointing themselves as the dubbing directors and inviting all the original actors back after nine years.
* Twenty years after he played Miser Smee in ''Film/{{Hook}}'', Bob Hoskins reprised the role in ''Series/{{Neverland}}''.
* ''Series/NowAndAgain'': In the first act of the first episode Creator/JohnGoodman's character Michael Wiseman is killed in a subway accident and his brain is put into a new body, played by Eric Close. One episode of the series is told largely in {{Flashback}} and stars Goodman instead.
* Once ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' characters were introduced in ''Series/OnceUponATime'', most foreign dubs had the voice actors from the local dubs of the movie reprise their roles.
* ''Still Series/OpenAllHours'' has Granville, Mavis, Mrs Featherstone and Nurse Gladys Emmanuel all played by the original actors, nearly 20 years after the previous series.
* Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale reprised their roles from the original ''Franchise/PerryMason'' series in the TV movies, 19 years later.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' often has the previous years' cast reprise their roles for a crossover with the current Ranger. It also sometimes brings back older characters into later series as semi-regulars. For example:
** Jason Lee Scott (role reprised by Austin St John) in ''Series/PowerRangersZeo''
** Almost all former Red Rangers returned for ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'''s MilestoneCelebration episode, "Forever Red". The only Red Rangers not played by their original actors were Aurico (who was a FakeShemp) and Rocky (who simply didn't show up).
*** The ''Sentai'' equivalent, ''Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger vs Super Sentai'', brought back three recent Rangers and two older ones: [[Series/KyukyuSentaiGoGoV Daimon Tatsumi]] (Kenji Shibata), [[Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman Gouki]] (Teruhide Takahashi), [[Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger Miku Imamura]] (Mima Higashiyama), [[Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman Yuusuke Amamiya]] (Daisuke Shima), and [[Series/JAKQDengekitai Soukichi Banba]] (Hiroshi Miyauchi).
** Tommy Oliver (role reprised by Jason David Frank) in ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder''
** Bulk (role reprised by Paul Schrier) in ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''. [[spoiler:Skull (reprised by Jason Narvy) also made a cameo in the finale.]]
*** Bulk and Skull also made a reappearance in ''Forever Red''.
** For the [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive 15th Anniversary special]], the show got 5 Rangers from previous series to return as part of a grand alliance of veterans. While four of these were from [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm the]] [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder most]] [[Series/PowerRangersSPD recent]] [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce series]], the team was led by Adam Park, a Ranger from the [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers earliest]] [[Series/PowerRangersZeo days]] [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo of]] the franchise. This required Creator/JohnnyYongBosch to reprise the role for the first time in 9 years.
** The adaptation process caused two weird examples involving Machiko Soga, who played Bandora in ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' and whose footage was reused as Rita Repulsa in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'':
*** First, when ''MMPR'' was dubbed back into Japanese, Machiko was brought back as Rita's voice actor. It's not unheard of for ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' alums to dub their ''Power Rangers'' counterparts like this, but this is one of the few if only times that the person dubs over all of ''their own'' old footage.
*** Machiko returned to play a bit part in ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'', though a different character from Bandora. ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' then turned this into a role reprisal by making Rita a CompositeCharacter.
** ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'', especially for the second half's finale, saw many actors reprise their roles, particularly from the Saban era. Its Japanese counterpart ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' was an even huger example - there was at least one reprisal for each of the preceding 34 seasons of the franchise, from Naoya Makoto coming back to play original Red Ranger [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Tsuyoshi Kaijo]] to the entire cast of ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' reprising their roles in the MilestoneCelebration movie.
* Creator/KeikoHan voiced the cat version of Luna in ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'', reprising her role from the original [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]].
* Mac [=McDonald=] made three guest appearances as Captain Hollister in the first two series of ''Series/RedDwarf'' and then reprised his role as a Recurring Character in all but one episode of Series VIII, broadcast eleven years later. Clare Grogan also made numerous appearances in the first two series as the original Kochanski and then returned for a brief scene in Series VI five years later.
** Selby and Chen, Lister's buddies seen twice in Series 1, also return eleven years later for the premiere of Series 8 with the same actors. Alas, Petersen wasn't there to complete the trio, but is referenced more than once.
* ''Series/SamAndCat'' was a spin-off/crossover/sequel series to ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' and ''Series/{{Victorious}}'', so it was only really a matter of time before some of the actors from the parent show reprised their characters in this series. This resulted in Eric Lange as Cat's odd improv teacher Sikowitz appearing in #[=MommaGoomer=], Liz Gillies as Cat's close friend Jade West, Matt Bennett as Cat's friend and crush Robbie Shapiro, and Nathan Kress as Sam's close friend and ex boyfriend Freddie Benson in #[=TheKillerTunaJump=], and Danielle Morrow as crazy ex-iCarly fan Nora Dershlit, Reed Alexander as blogger and long time iCarly enemy Nevel Papperman, and Noah Munck as the loveable but idiotic Gibby Gibson in #[=SuperPsycho=].
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Creator/MichaelRosenbaum was brought back as ComicBook/LexLuthor for the GrandFinale, despite having been KilledOffForReal several seasons earlier.
* The Pilot of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' featured a cameo of an elderly [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy]] played by [=DeForest=] Kelley under heavy makeup.
** Zephram Cochrane was played by James Cromwell in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', and reprised the role 5 years later in a video cameo that bridges the events of that movie with ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Recycled footage from ''First Contact'' was used in a later episode dealing with the MirrorUniverse, with a FakeShemp used for new scenes.
** John Colicos reprised his Original Series role as Kor in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', decades after playing him in the original series, alongside William Campbell as Koloth and Michael Ansara as Kang. Kor would become a recurring character in ''[=DS9=]'', and Kang would return in ''Voyager.'' The same Voyager episode, "Flashback," had Creator/GeorgeTakei return as Sulu re-enacting elements of ''Undiscovered Country,'' which includes Grace Lee Whitney as [[BridgeBunny Lieutenant Rand]] and a one-off background character in a more [[AscendedExtra pivotal role]].
** Carolyn [=McCormick=] playing a memorable holographic character named Minuet in a first season episode, then reprised the role in a very brief but pivotal cameo 2 years later.
** [[RealLifeRelative Wife of creator Gene Rodenberry]] Majel Barrett voiced the ship computer in all series (including the original, where she also played Nurse Chapel).
** The role of the Borg Queen was first played by Alice Krige in ''Star Trek: First Contact''. When she was brought into ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' she was played by Susanna Thompson. In the SeriesFinale, however, Krige returned to the role.
* William Sadler actually played TheGrimReaper first in an obscure comedy sketch show called ''Assaulted Nuts''. Then came the more famous portrayal in ''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey]]'', after which he played the Grim Reaper for a third time in the ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' episode ''The Assassin'', this time as co-host with the Crypt Keeper.
* The ''Series/TheXFiles'' pilot featured alien abductees Billy and Theresa, who returned years later in the season 7 finale, and even had some appearances in the following season. FBI agent Jeffrey Spender, after having apparently died in Season 6, came back horribly disfigured in one of the last episodes. All were played by the same actors.
* ''Series/DearWhitePeople'': Brandon Bell and Marque Richardson reprise their roles playing Troy and Reggie.
* Creator/ChristopherLee played Death in the Creator/CosgroveHall animations of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'' and ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' and then reprised the role in Creator/SkyOne's live action ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic''.
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* ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamSeries'':
** ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'': Creator/KevinConroy would return to reprise his role of Batman, Creator/MarkHamill would reprise his role of The Joker and Creator/ArleenSorkin would reprise her role of Harley Quinn.
** The sequel, ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]'', would only see the return of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill; Arleen Sorkin was replaced with Creator/TaraStrong. ''City'' also sees Music/GreyDeLisle reprise the role of Vicki Vale from the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Comicbook/BatmanYearOne'' (which was released the same day as ''City''), in addition to voicing Catwoman.
** While the prequel ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins Arkham Origins]]'' doesn't see Conroy, Hamill or Sorkin reutrn, it does see Creator/RobertCostanzo reprise his role from the same series as Harvey Bullock [[spoiler: and Creator/CCHPounder reprise her role from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' as Amanda Waller.]] In addition to [=DeLisle=] reprising the role of Vale in ''Origins'', Creator/JonPolito would also reprise his role from ''Year One'' as Gillian Loeb.
*** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOriginsBlackgate'' sees Creator/AdamBaldwin and Gary Anthony Sturgis reprise their respective roles from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' as Rick Flag and Bronze Tiger [[spoiler: and CCH Pounder yet again as Amanda Waller.]]
** ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' has Conroy return as Batman [[spoiler: and Mark Hamill returning as Joker]], [=DeLisle=] yet again as Vicki Vale, and Creator/MarkRolston reprise his ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' role as Lex Luthor.
* ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' not only brought back Kevin Conroy for Batman and Mark Hamill for the Joker, but also Arleen Sorkin for Harley Quinn. Interestingly, they also brought back Creator/CoreyBurton for the voice of Brainiac. The game also saw Creator/AdamBaldwin and Creator/JamesMarsters reprise their repsective roles from ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'' as Superman and ComicBook/LexLuthor. Starting with "Sons of Trigon", Creator/SusanEisenberg reprises the role of Wonder Woman, replacing Creator/GinaTorres and likewise, later DLC sees Creator/GeorgeNewbern replace Baldwin as Superman.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hulk}}'' is a sequel to the [[Film/{{Hulk}} Ang Lee film]] which had Creator/EricBana reprise his role as Bruce Banner.
* ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', being so big on {{Mythology Gag}}s, is naturally chock full of this. In addition to Creator/KevinConroy once again reprising his role as Batman, we have:
** Creator/PhilLaMarr, Creator/SusanEisenberg, Creator/GeorgeNewbern, Creator/CarlLumbly, Creator/AdamBaldwin, and Creator/JenniferHale reprising their ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League/Justice League Unlimited]]'' roles as Franchise/GreenLantern, Franchise/WonderWoman, Franchise/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/MartianManhunter, Hal Jordan, and Killer Frost.
** Creator/KharyPayton and Creator/TaraStrong reprising their roles as Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} and Comicbook/{{Raven}} from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.
** Music/GreyDeLisle, Creator/TaraStrong, Creator/KimberlyBrooks, and Creator/FredTatasciore reprising their roles as Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}, Comicbook/HarleyQuinn, Barbara Gordon (albeit as Batgirl as opposed to Oracle), Bane, and Solomon Grundy (the last two are both Tatasciore) from ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Arkham Aslylum]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]''.
** Creator/RichardEpcar and Creator/PatrickSeitz reprising their respective roles as Comicbook/TheJoker and [[Franchise/MortalKombat Scorpion]] from ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse''.
** Creator/PhilLaMarr, Creator/LaceyChabert, Creator/AlanTudyk, and Creator/MarkRolston reprising their ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' roles as ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}, ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}, ComicBook/GreenArrow, and ComicBook/LexLuthor.
** Creator/StephenAmell from ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' also returned to voice Green Arrow, but only as an alternate, downloadable skin.
** Grey [=DeLisle=] also voices [[RingOfPower Green Lantern's ring]], respectively, reprising her roles from the ''Film/GreenLantern'' movie's tie-in video game.
* The sequel, ''VideoGame/{{Injustice 2}}'', once again Creator/GeorgeNewbern as Superman, Creator/KevinConroy as Batman, Creator/SusanEisenberg as Wonder Woman, Creator/PhilLaMarr as Aquaman and John Stewart, Creator/AlanTudyk as Green Arrow, Creator/RichardEpcar as the Joker, Music/GreyDeLisle as Catwoman, Creator/TaraStrong as Harley Quinn, Creator/FredTatasciore as Bane, and Creator/KharyPayton as Cyborg. Additionally...
** From ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' in addition to Aquaman and Green Arrow: Creator/VanessaMarshall as Black Canary.
** From the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' in addition to Batman himself, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, and Bane: Tasia Valenza as Poison Ivy.
** From the ''VideoGame/LEGOBatman'' games: Creator/LiamOBrien as the Reverse-Flash and Ike Amadi as Atrocitus.
** From ''WebAnimation/DCSuperHeroGirls'': Creator/PhilLaMarr as Lucius Fox.
** From ''WesternAnimation/JLAAdventuresTrappedInTime'': Erica Luttrell as Cheetah.
** From ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'' in addition to the Joker: Creator/TaliesinJaffe as The Flash.
** From the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}''-inspired WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies: Creator/KariWahlgren as Starfire.
** From ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': Michael Leon Wooley as ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}.
** From the Series/{{Arrowverse}}: Creator/MegalynEchikunwoke as Vixen.
** From ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'': Creator/SteveBlum as Sub-Zero.
* ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes'' gives ''Injustice'' a run for its money:
** From ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'': Creator/ChristopherDanielBarnes (Franchise/SpiderMan in the black suit, the ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan suit, and the Amazing Spider-Man suit), Creator/JenniferHale (ComicBook/BlackCat as a playable character)
** From ''VideoGame/X2WolverinesRevenge'': Creator/FredTatasciore (Juggernaut)
** From the ''VideoGame/XMenLegends'' series: Creator/SteveBlum (ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}), Catherine Taber (Rogue), Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor (Iceman).
** From ''VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'': Creator/FredTatasciore (ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk).
** From ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers'' in addition to the Hulk: Marc Worden (ComicBook/IronMan).
** From the ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'' series in addition to Wolverine, the Hulk, and Iceman: Creator/BrianBloom (ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}), Emerson Brooks (Bishop).
** From ''VideoGame/SpiderManWebOfShadows'' in addition to Wolverine: Creator/LiamOBrien (Electro) and Creator/RobinAtkinDownes (ComicBook/MoonKnight, Khonshu).
** From the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: Creator/ClarkGregg (Agent Coulson).
** From ''WesternAnimation/HulkVs'' in addition to the Hulk and Wolverine: Creator/NolanNorth (SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}).
** From ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' in addition to Wolverine himself, Juggernaut, and the Hulk: Creator/JimWard (Professor Xavier), Creator/LiamOBrien (Angel, Nightcrawler), Creator/KateHiggins (ComicBook/ScarletWitch), Creator/FredTatasciore (Beast), Creator/KariWahlgren (Emma Frost), Creator/TaraStrong (ComicBook/{{X 23}}), Creator/DanielleJudovits (Shadowcat).
** From''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' in addition to Wolverine: Dave Boat (The Thing), Creator/CharlieAdler (Super-Skrull, albeit more his ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' performance).
*** From ''VideoGame/SuperHeroSquadOnline'' in addition to Wolverine and the Thing: Creator/TaraStrong (ComicBook/SquirrelGirl)
** From the ''Anime/XMen'' anime in addition to Wolverine and Beast: Creator/ScottPorter (ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}), Danielle Nicolet (ComicBook/{{Storm}}).
** From ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' in addition to Agent Coulson, Wolverine, the Hulk, and the Thing: Creator/DrakeBell (Franchise/SpiderMan), Creator/TomKenny (ComicBook/DoctorOctopus), Logan Miller (The Sam Alexander ComicBook/{{Nova}}), Creator/ChrisCox (ComicBook/StarLord), Creator/NikaFutterman (ComicBook/{{Gamora}}), Creator/DavidSobolov (Drax the Destroyer), Ogie Banks (ComicBook/MilesMorales)
** From ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' in addition to the Hulk, Wolverine, and Spider-Man[[note]]Infamously, Bell redubbed Creator/JoshKeaton as Spidey, who originally reprised his role from ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''[[/note]]: Creator/BrianBloom (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica), Creator/RickDWasserman ([[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]), Creator/JamesCMathisIII (ComicBook/BlackPanther), Creator/WallyWingert (The Hank Pym ComicBook/AntMan), Creator/ColleenOShaughnessey (ComicBook/{{Wasp}}), Creator/LexLang (ComicBook/DoctorDoom), Creator/ChrisCox (ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}), Creator/SteveBlum (Beta Ray Bill), Creator/KariWuhrer (Maria Hill), Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn (Abigail Brand), Creator/ErinTorpey (Invisible Woman).
** From ''VideoGame/MarvelVSCapcom3'' in addition to Wolverine, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Deadpool, the Hulk, X-23, and Super-Skrull: Creator/SteveBlum (ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}}), Creator/TroyBaker (The Richard Rider ComicBook/{{Nova}}).
** From ''Anime/IronManRiseOfTechnovore'': Creator/JamesCMathisIII (ComicBook/WarMachine).
** From ''VideoGame/TheAvengersBattleForEarth'' in addition to Wolverine and Hulk: Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor (ComicBook/{{Magneto}}).
** From ''WesternAnimation/TheInvincibleIronMan'', in addition to Iron Man himself: Creator/FredTatasciore (Mandarin).
** From ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'', in addition to the Hulk himself, Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Gamora, and Drax: Creator/SteveBlum (Sauron).
** From ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' in addition to the Hulk, Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Gamora, and Drax: Creator/LiamOBrien (Red Skull), Bumper Robinson ([[ComicBook/TheFalcon Sam Wilson]], albeit as [[AffirmativeActionLegacy Captain America]]), Creator/GrantGeorge (The Scott Lang ComicBook/AntMan).
** From ''WesternAnimation/NextAvengers'' in addition to the Hulk: Creator/TomKane (ComicBook/{{Ultron}}).
** From ''[[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame LEGO Marvel Super Heroes]]'' in addition to Hulk, Wolverine, Deadpool, and Couslon: Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor (ComicBook/SilverSurfer)
** From the 1990s ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon: Creator/TaraStrong (Magik)
** From the 2000 ''VideoGame/SpiderMan'' video game in addition to playable!Black Cat: Creator/DeeBradleyBaker (ComicBook/{{Carnage}})
** From the ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' [[VideoGame/TheAmazingSpiderMan tie-in]] [[VideoGame/TheAmazingSpiderMan games]]: Creator/AliHillis (ComicBook/BlackCat as a boss)
** From ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Marvel's Avengers]]'': Creator/TaraStrong ([[Series/JessicaJones2015 TV]]!ComicBook/JessicaJones)
* Creator/GinaBowes provided the dub voice of Kunoichi in ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' and ''Samurai Warriors 3'', the two games being released six years apart. She is also the only dub voice-over from the original game to return in the third game, much less reprise her original role.
* ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity 2.0'' has Creator/SamuelLJackson returning to voice ComicBook/NickFury, the character he portrays in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. Creator/JKSimmons also reprises his role from the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' as J. Jonah Jameson. To no one's surprise, there's also Creator/FredTatasciore as [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]]. Creator/AdrianPasdar reprises his role as the ''Anime/IronMan'' anime as the titular [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]]. Creator/ClarkGregg also reprises his role as Coulson from the movies and the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' series.
** From ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' in addition to the Hulk and Jameson: Creator/JenniferHale as [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]], Creator/ColleenOShaughnessey as ComicBook/TheWasp and Creator/DrakeBell as Franchise/SpiderMan[[note]]Infamously, both Bell and Simmons redubbed Creator/JoshKeaton and Creator/DaranNorris respectively as Spidey and Jonah, who originally reprised the roles from ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''[[/note]].
** From ''VideoGame/SuperHeroSquadOnline'': Creator/TaraStrong as Black Cat.
** From the WesternAnimation/MarvelUniverse shows, in addition to Spider-Man, Jameson, Iron Man, and the Hulk: Creator/RogerCraigSmith as ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Creator/TravisWillingham as [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], Creator/TroyBaker as ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} and Loki, Creator/LauraBailey as ComicBook/BlackWidow, Bumper Robinson as ComicBook/TheFalcon, Creator/CharlieAdler as ComicBook/{{MODOK}}, Ogie Banks as [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Power Man]], Creator/GregCipes as [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]], Logan Miller as ComicBook/{{Nova}}, Creator/TomKenny as ComicBook/DoctorOctopus, Matt Lanter as Venom, Creator/ChrisCox as Star-Lord, Creator/NikaFutterman as Gamora, Creator/DavidSobolov as Drax the Destroyer, Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson as Groot, James C. Mathis III as Ronan the Acurser and Creator/JeffBennett as the Collector.
** From ''Disney/BigHero6'': Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada and Scott Adsit as Baymax.
** From ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes'' in addition to Spider-Man[[note]]normal Spidey, anyway; symbiote Spidey ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan are voiced by Creator/ChristopherDanielBarnes[[/note]], the Hulk, and Coulson: Creator/NolanNorth as Rocket Raccoon[[note]]Albeit a costume based on Rocket's ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' appearance; Creator/SteveBlum voiced Rocket in his default costume[[/note]].
** From ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'': Creator/DavidKaye as Mysterio.
** From [[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Marvel Super Heroes]] in addition to Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Loki, and Drax: Creator/NolanNorth as the Green Goblin (albeit the ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' one).
* ''Disney Infinity 3.0'' continues this trend. From ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': Daisy Ridley as Rey, Creator/JohnBoyega as Finn, Creator/OscarIsaac as Poe Dameron and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren. Similarly, the cast of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' return, too. The "Marvel Battlegrounds" playset not only sees the return of the prior voice actors from ''Marvel Super Heroes'', but are joined by Creator/JamesCMathisIII reprising his ''EMH'' role as ComicBook/BlackPanther, and Creator/GrantGeorge and Creator/JimMeskimen reprise their respective ''Assemble'' roles as ComicBook/AntMan and Ultron.
* In ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelSuperHeroes'', a significant proportion of the voice cast are sourced from earlier Marvel animated series and games.
** From the ''VideoGame/XMenLegends'' series: Creator/SteveBlum reprises his role ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, as he always does.
** From ''VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'': Creator/FredTatasciore reprises his role as ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk again, as per usual.
** From ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers'' in addition to the Hulk: Creator/NolanNorth reprises his role as [[ComicBook/AntMan Hank Pym/Ant-Man]] and Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor reprises his role as the [[ComicBook/WinterSoldier Winter Soldier]] (albeit he was only Bucky in that film).
** From ''WesternAnimation/HulkVs'' in addition to the Hulk and Wolverine: Nolan North also reprises his usual role as SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}.
** From ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' in addition to Wolverine himself and the Hulk: Nolan North reprises his roles as ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} and Pyro, Creator/KariWahlgren reprises her role as ComicBook/EmmaFrost, Creator/YuriLowenthal reprises his role as ComicBook/{{Iceman}}, Fred Tatasciore reprises his role as Beast, Creator/PhilLaMarr reprises his role as Gambit, and Creator/StephenStanton reprises his role as the Blob.
** From ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' in addition to the Hulk and Wolverine, Creator/DeeBradleyBaker reprises his role as [[Franchise/FantasticFour Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic]], Steven Blum reprises his role as ComicBook/RedSkull, and Creator/JBBlanc reprises his role as Heimdall (who was white in the show and black here).
** From''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' in addition to Wolverine: Dave Boat reprises his role as the Thing and Creator/TaraStrong reprises her role as H.E.R.B.I.E.
*** From ''VideoGame/SuperHeroSquadOnline'' in addition to Wolverine and the Thing: Tara Strong reprises her role as the [[ComicBook/{{Wasp}} Wasp]].
** From ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'' series in addition to Wolverine and the Hulk: James Horan reprises his role as [[ComicBook/DoctorStrange Doctor Strange]].
** From ''Spider-Man: Battle for New York'': James Arnold Taylor reprises his role as [[Franchise/{{Spider-Man}} Spider-Man]].
** From ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengers:BattleForEarth'' in addition to Spider-Man, Wolverine and Hulk: Creator/RogerCraigSmith reprises his role as the [[Franchise/FantasticFour Human Torch]] and Creator/LauraBailey reprises her role as ComicBook/JeanGrey.
** From the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: Creator/ClarkGregg reprises his role as Phil Coulson.
** From ''Anime/IronMan'': Creator/AdrianPasdar reprises his role as the titular [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]].
** From ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' in addition to Iron Man and the Hulk: Roger Craig Smith as ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Creator/TravisWillingham as [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], Creator/TroyBaker as ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} and Loki, and LauraBailey as ComicBook/BlackWidow.
* ''VideoGame/XMenNextDimension'', ''VideoGame/X2WolverineWolverinesRevenge'', and the ''VideoGame/XMenLegends'' series have Creator/PatrickStewart as Professor X, the character he portrayed in the ''Film/XMen'' live-action movies.
* ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'': [[spoiler:Cliff Stephens]] reprises his role as [[spoiler:Bob Page]], 10 years after the release of the original ''VideoGame/DeusEx''.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' used the Disney voice actors in several languages.
** Of special note, while characters from older Disney films had their current official voice actors, Kathryn Beaumont, who voiced Alice in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' and Wendy in ''PeterPan'', returned to voice both characters in the original game.
* Not only is Peter Cullen back in the ''Transformers'' film series as Optimus Prime, but he also voiced Optimus Prime in ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron''
** ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron'' featured Creator/GreggBerger reprising his role of Grimlock.
** Previously, in the movie-related games both Cullen and Frank Welker reprised their parts as Optimus and Megatron.
** The Italian dub of ''War For Cybertron'' haves Marco Balzarotti, Renato Novara and Stefano Albertini as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Ratchet, reprising their roles from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''.
** ''VideoGame/TransformersDevastation'', as part of being a return to ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'' sees this is spades, as not only (as with other projects) does it see the return of Creator/PeterCullen as Optimus Prime, Creator/FrankWelker as Megatron and Soundwave, and Creator/GreggBerger as Grimlock, it also sees Berger return as Long Haul, Dan Gilvezan as Bumblebee, and Creator/MichaelBell as Sideswipe, Scrapper, and Bombshell.
* Michael Gough would return in ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}} 2'' and ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', reprising his role of Deckard Cain in both games. Creator/LaniMinella would reprise her role as Adria the Witch in the latter game.
* ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'' brought back Jim Raynor from the original ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft|I}}''. Best of all, Creator/RobertClotworthy returns to voice Raynor James Harper also returns as Mengsk, though all other named characters are replaced.
* While Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog was known for its [[TheOtherDarrin Other Darrin]] status (First from the original voice cast to the 4Kids cast to the current cast), only one voice actor from the 4Kids realm returned to join the new cast, and that was Creator/MikePollock as Dr Eggman.
** Sonic's guest star status in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' featured Creator/JasonGriffith (under the name Adam Caroleson) voicing the Hedgehog. Additionally, the voice actors for the Franchise/MetalGear series also reprised their roles in the game.
** However, Creator/JonStJohn and Creator/LaniMinella both reprised Big the Cat and Omochao respectively for a game each during the 4Kids run.
** In the French dub of ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'', all of the voice actors from ''Anime/SonicX'' reprised their respective roles, [[Main/TheOtherDarrin with the exception of Vector]]. They've since continued to voice these characters in the subsequent games.
* Sega and Sumo Digital went above and beyond with ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]'' and its sequel to have the voice actors for charactersfrom dormant Sega franchises reprise their roles: Corey Marshall as Ryo Hazuki from ''VideoGame/{{Shenmue}}'', Apollo Smile as Ulala and Creator/SumaleeMontano as Pudding from ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5'', Kent Frick as BD Joe from ''VideoGame/CrazyTaxi'', and Christopher Sullivan as Vyse from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia''. The last example is all the more notable in that they already had the VA for Vyse as he appeared in ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'', Creator/RogerCraigSmith (also the voice of Sonic), on hand.
* ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone 2'': Creator/HiroshiFujioka reprises his role as Advertising/SegataSanshiro for the first time in almost two decades after the character [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed himself]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ3v668VNZo to save Sega]].
* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear Xrd'' retained three of the voice actors from ''Guilty Gear 2: Overture'', but changed [[Creator/YuriLowenthal two of]] [[Creator/LiamOBrien those actors']] roles[[note]]Yuri Lowenthal voiced Sin Kiske in ''Overture'', but voiced Bedman in ''Xrd''; and Liam O'Brien played Sin's father Ky in ''Overture'', but voices Axl Low in ''Xrd''[[/note]]. The one who kept their original role was [[spoiler:Creator/MichaelMcconnohie as Dr. Paradigm, who only appears in the game's Story mode]].
* The original dub voice cast for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' reprised their roles in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', along with the voice actors for the characters returning from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', except for the voices for Chie and Teddie, who were [[TheOtherDarrin darrin'd]] by ErinFitzgerald and Creator/SamRiegel, respectively. While both [=VAs=] reprise their roles in ''Persona 4 Ultimax'', the [=VAs=] for Kanji and Naoto were darrin'd by Creator/MatthewMercer (who is actually reprising the role from the latter half of [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation the anime adaption of the original game]]) and Valerie Arem, respectively.
** The role of Rise Kujikawa was [[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] to [[WebVideo/HeyAshWhatchaPlayin Ashly Burch]] in ''VideoGame/Persona4DancingAllNight''. At this point, among the original playable protagonists of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', only three have returned to reprise their roles throughout the entire series: the protagonist (Creator/JohnnyYongBosch), Yosuke Hanamura (Creator/YuriLowenthal), and Yukiko Amagi (Creator/AmandaWinnLee).
* Here's an interesting approach for ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokaiTenkaichi 3''. The Japanese dub of the game features the return of Creator/MamiKoyama as [[Manga/DoctorSlump Arale Norimaki]].
* ''VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenFromRussiaWithLove'' featured, for the first time since ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', the return of Creator/SeanConnery as James Bond.
* ''VideoGame/ClayFighter 63 1/3'' brought in many well-known voice actors like Creator/JimCummings, Creator/RobPaulsen, Creator/CharlieAdler and Creator/FrankWelker. Ironically, there was one reprisal, and that's by Creator/DanCastellaneta as ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' from the animated cartoon series.
* Not a vocal example, but Creator/KaneHodder, the suit actor for [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]] from ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood'' to ''Film/JasonX'', returns to ''VideoGame/FridayThe13thTheGame'' to provide motion capture for the slasher movie icon.
* ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'' brought back all 4 Ghosbusters: Dan Aykroyd (Ray), Harold Ramis (Egon), Bill Murray (Peter), and Ernie Hudson (Winston) from the original 2 movies to voice their respective characters. Others like Creator/MaxVonSydow, William Atherton, Brian Doyle-Murray, and Annie Potts also returned to voice their respective characters from the movies. Sadly, Rick Moranis declined, which wrote his character out of the game.
** The Italian dub haves Egon, Ray and Winston's original voice actors reprising their roles (And with Winston we really mean ''the original'', since he was [[TheOtherDarrin replaced]] at first in the dub of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' and the cartoon voice actor was also kept in the second film). Venkman's original voice actor [[AuthorExistenceFailure died a year before]], so it was replaced with Bill Murray's other usual voice actor.
** In the French dub, Richard Darbois, Jean-Pierre Leroux, and Med Hondo reprised their roles as Ray, Egon, and Winston respectively from the live-action movies[[note]]Leroux also voiced Egon in both ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' and ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters''[[/note]].
* No matter the language (namely English and Japanese), Creator/SquareEnix '''''strives''''' to stay consistent with voice reprisals. If actors or actresses aren't reprising their roles, chances are that it's strictly one of the circumstances listed in this page's description.
** One notable example of this is Steve Burton, the English voice actor of Cloud Strife from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Ever since he first voiced Cloud in the original ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' back in 2002, Steve continues to reprise the role each time Square Enix makes a video game (and a movie) with Cloud ''and'' voice acting, except for the ''Last Order'' {{OVA}}, which only had Japanese voice acting. The reason why this is so notable, is largely because Steve Burton isn't a voice actor and his outings as Cloud Strife are his ''only'' voice acting credits.
** Released in 2001, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' is the first ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' game to have voice acting. Since then, several characters from that game made appearances in other games and their respective voice actors reprise their roles. The latest example would be the appearance of Tidus, Jecht, and Yuna in ''Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy'', where they're voiced by Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor, Creator/GreggBerger, and Hedy Burress, respectively.
** Creator/YumiKakazu is the only seiyuu for a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' character to appear in the 1998 game ''VideoGame/{{Ehrgeiz}}'' that reprised her role (as Yuffie, by the way) in all future titles to date. Everyone else (such as Creator/NozomuSasaki as Cloud and Creator/ShinichiroMiki as Sephiroth) was [[TheOtherDarrin darrin'd]].
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics: War of the Lions'' for the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable PSP]] features Balthier from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' as a OptionalPartyMember. He appears in a single cutscene that doesn't last for more than 2 minutes. That didn't stop the casting direction from hiring Creator/GideonEmery to once again voice Balthier since ''XII''.
** The biggest case of role reprisal comes in the form of ''VideoGame/WorldOfFinalFantasy''. Every voice actor who has voiced a character in a past voiced ''Final Fantasy'' or any other Square Enix title reprises their respective roles... [[TheOtherDarrin except for]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX Vivi]], who was voiced by Melissa Disney in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Melissa was replaced by Creator/KathSoucie in ''World of Final Fantasy''.
** For a non-''Final Fantasy'' example, five characters from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' make an appearance in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance''. Four of them are voiced by their original voice actors (Jesse David Corti as Neku, Heather Hogan as Shiki, Aaron Spann as Joshua, and Crawford Wilson as Beat). Only Creator/KateHiggins as Rhyme didn't return, as Rhyme [[TheOtherDarrin is now voiced]] by Ashley Rose Orr. This is largely because the original game had VoiceGrunting, with a few key instances of full voice acting. Rhyme, however, was limited to simply instances of VoiceGrunting, so, in both English and Japanese, she shared her VA with another cast member. Because she was finally going to have fully voiced dialogue in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' game, they decided to re-cast her, wanting to find a voice specifically for her.
** Speaking of ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', Creator/HaleyJoelOsment has reprised his role as Sora ever since the first game, even though he was still fairly young when he first voiced Sora and his voice has gotten considerably deeper in the years since.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series has this with Ganondorf. Takashi Nagasako, the voice of Ganondorf in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' would reprise his role of the King of Evil in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]''. He did not play Ganondorf at all in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]''.
* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 3'' was released nearly a decade after the previous game, but James [=McCaffrey=] still returned to voice the title character.
* A particularly interesting example comes from ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale''. VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper's voice actor Dred Foxx hadn't been active in any acting roles since the last ''[=PaRappa=]'' game in 2001 over a decade earlier, yet the developers made a point of seeking him (and his co-stars for a few lines) out.
* ''[=DuckTales=] Remastered'', an HD remake of the NES ''VideoGame/DuckTales'' game features almost all of the voice talent from the original ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' cartoon, including the 94 year old Creator/AlanYoung and the 95 year old Creator/JuneForay.
** The exception being the voice actors that had passed away since the original show: Hal Smith (Gyro & Flintheart Glomgold), Hamilton Camp (Fenton/Gizmoduck), and Joan Gerber (Mrs. Beakley).
* While most of the characters in the ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' video game for the UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast were voiced by soundalikes, three of them were voiced by the original actors: Janet Waldo as Penelope Pitstop, and John Stephenson as Luke and his co-pilot Blubber Bear.
* Almost every single ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' character has had his/her voice actor changed for various reasons throughout the series, although there is consistency for some characters lately (Creator/RogerCraigSmith as Chris Redfield comes to mind). However, Creator/AlysonCourt has always been the voice of Claire Redfield since the 1998 release of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2''. Although it seems this will be coming to an end with the release of Resident Evil Revelations 2.
** There's also Ingrid Hunnigan, a character that debuted in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''. She has been voiced by Salli Saffioti since said game.
* The Creator/TelltaleGames ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture'' games have Creator/ChristopherLloyd reprise his role from the films as Doc Brown.
** [[spoiler:While Creator/MichaelJFox doesn't voice "regular" Marty, mostly because he's far too old, he does appear in the last episode as both Marty's [[IdenticalGrandson great-grandfather]] (the one he saw as a baby in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'') and as three different future timeline Martys. However, this has been averted in ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' - he has been confirmed to be returning as Marty alongside Lloyd as Doc.]]
* While the 3DS Remake of ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' features new voice actors, they brought back Mike West for the voice of Fox and James [=McCloud=], along with Lyssa Browne for the voice of Slippy Toad and Katt Monroe.
* A couple of ''Franchise/{{Star Wars|ExpandedUniverse}}'' games have done this. The two most notable examples are ''[[VideoGame/RogueSquadron Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader]]'', which saw the return of Denis Lawson returning to his role as Wedge Antilles, and ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Outcast]]'' with Billy Dee Williams reprising his role as Lando Calrissian.
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' has featured a number of reappearances by InkSuitActor versions of TV-canon characters, voiced by the original actors. So far we've gotten Denise Crosby returning to play Empress Sela [[spoiler:and Natasha Yar]], Chase Masterson playing Leeta, Creator/MichaelDorn playing Worf, and Tim Russ playing Tuvok.
** Creator/LeonardNimoy voices Mr. Spock in an early Starfleet mission and the Delta Rising expansion brings Jeri Ryan, Robert Picardo, Garrett Wang and Ethan Phillips all from their ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' roles. They even brought back Lisa [=LoCicero=] as Tom and B'Ellana's adult daughter Miral Paris, who had appeared exactly once in the series finale.
** "Agents of Yesterday" features Creator/WalterKoenig returning as Pavel Chekov and Joseph Gatt as 0718.
* ''VideoGame/SDGundamGGeneration Wars'' has almost every Gundam Voice Actor reprising a role for an original character, from the somewhat obscure to a well known Gundam character.
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'' has Marth be voiced by Creator/HikaruMidorikawa, who originally voiced the character in a two episode Original Video Animation adaptation of ''Franchise/FireEmblem''.
** Creator/JunFukuyama provided the voice of Roy in ''Melee'', and returned to the role for his return in the fourth iteration of the series.
** Creator/SeanSchemmel, the VA of Lucario in ''Anime/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew'', did not voice the character in ''Brawl'' but does so in the 4th game.
** Creator/DavidVincent, Creator/LauraBailey, and Creator/MatthewMercer all reprise their respective roles as Robin (male versions), Lucina, and Chrom from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' in the Wii U and 3DS titles. Creator/MichelleRuff didn't return for the female Robin, so they asked Creator/LaurenLanda [[TheOtherDarrin to take over]].
** Creator/AntonyDelRio reprises his roles as Pit and Dark Pit from ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''. Creator/AliHillis doesn't voice Palutena, however. She is [[TheOtherDarrin darrin'd]] by Brandy Kopp.
*** Creator/HyndenWalch reprises her role as Viridi in the 3DS version's Reset Bomb Forest stage and the Wii U version's Palutena's Temple stage.
** Creator/AdamHowden returns to voice Shulk from ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' in the Wii U and 3DS titles. Special mention goes to this one for Nintendo of America's dubbing team going through the trouble of getting a hold of a British voice actor.
** In the Italian dub of the Wii U/3DS titles, Giovanni Noto and Lara Parmiani reprise their roles as the Wii Fit Trainers from the original game, while Renato Novara and Riccardo Lombardo reprise their roles as Sonic and Shadow from ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' (amusingly, since Lombardo was replaced as Shadow since ''Mario and Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games''). Also, Luigi Fantino reprises his roles as Lucario and the announcer from ''Brawl''.
** In the French dub, Sonic and Shadow are once again voiced by Alexandre Gillet and Benoît [=DuPac=] respectively, reprising their roles from both ''Anime/SonicX'' and all the Sonic games that have been made since ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''.
* Barring Ian Holm as Ash, ''VideoGame/AlienIsolation'' sees everyone after Kane's death in the [[Film/{{Alien}} first]] ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' movie reprise their roles, including Creator/SigourneyWeaver as Ripley.
* ''VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' features Creator/NealMcDonough and Michael Donovan reprising their respective roles 1990s ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk'' animated series as Bruce Banner and the Grey Hulk.
* ''VideoGame/XMenDestiny'' sees Creator/SteveBlum as (to no one's surprise) Wolverine; Creator/FredTatasciore as TheJuggernaut from ''VideoGame/X2WolverinesRevenge''; and their ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' costars Creator/NolanNorth, Creator/PhilLaMarr, and Creator/KariWahlgren also reprise the repsective roles of Cyclops, Gambit, and Emma Frost. Blum also reprises the role of Pyro from ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''. However, despite voicing the character in ''[=WatXM=]'', Creator/YuriLowenthal [[AvertedTrope doesn't]] reprise the role of Iceman, instead voicing Nightcrawler and Northstar, while Creator/JasonMarsden voices Iceman instead.
* Several actors in ''VideoGame/InfiniteCrisis'' have either reprised their roles, incuding...
** From the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse: Creator/KevinConroy as Batman, Creator/AdamBaldwin as Green Lantern, Creator/MariaCanalsBarrera as Hawkgirl, Creator/JerryOConnell as Shazam.
** From the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' in addition to Batman himself: Music/GreyDeLisle as Catwoman, Creator/TaraStrong as Harley Quinn, Tasia Valenza as Poison Ivy.
** From ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'' in addition to Batman: Creator/MichaelRosenbaum as the Flash (as the Flash here is Barry Allen, not Wally West), Bumper Robinson as Cyborg
** From ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'': Creator/VanessaMarshall as Wonder Woman, Creator/JoshKeaton as Aquaman.
** From ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': Creator/AlanTudyk as Green Arrow, Creator/LaceyChabert as Zatanna, Cameron Bowen as Robin, Eric Lopez as Blue Beetle.
** From the ''DC {{VideoGame/LEGO Adaptation Game}}s'': Marc Worden as Sinestro, Ike Amadi as Atrocitus.
** From ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'': Creator/RichardEpcar as the Joker.
** From ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox'': in addition to normal!Batman and Wonder Woman: Creator/SteveBlum as Lex Luthor.
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'' had, in addition to the CastingGag of past Spider-Man voice actors as the Spider-Men...
** Creator/NolanNorth reprises his ''WesternAnimation/HulkVS'' and ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' role as Deadpool.
** Creator/JohnDiMaggio reprises his role in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' as Hammerhead.
** Creator/FredTatasciore reprises his ''VideoGame/SpiderManFriendOrFoe'' and ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance 2'' role as ComicBook/Carnage.
** Creator/JenniferHale reprises her ''VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan'' and ''VideoGame/SpiderManFriendOrFoe'' role as ComicBook/SilverSable.
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManFriendOrFoe'' has...
** Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor reprised his role from ''VideoGame/SpiderManBattleForNewYork'' as Spidey himself...
** Creator/JoshKeaton reprised his his role from the first two ''VideoGame/SpiderManTrilogy'' games as Harry Osborn, albeit in the [[Film/SpiderMan3 New Goblin]] identity.
** Creator/JenniferHale reprised her ''VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan'' and ''Battle for New York'' role as ComicBook/SilverSable.
** Creator/JohnDiMaggio reprised his role from the ''Film/SpiderMan2'' [[VideoGame/SpiderMan2 tie-in game]] as the Rhino.
** Creator/KharyPayton reprises his role from the first ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'' as ComicBook/{{Blade}}.
* Almost every Japanese voice actor from ''[[Anime/HokutoNoKen Fist of the North Star]]'' reprises their roles in Arc System Works' fighting game adaptation, ''VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStarTwinBlueStarsOfJudgment''. The only exceptions are Kenshiro's VA, Creator/AkiraKamiya (who was busy at the time) and Rei's VA, Creator/KanetoShiozawa, as the game was developed a few years after he died.
* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsBX'', [[spoiler:Creator/ShozoIizuka, who voiced the ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' iteration of the [[Anime/GreatMazinger Great General of Darkness]], now portrays the previously voiceless ''Anime/ShinMazinger'' version]].
* While it is somewhat obvious that all versions of ''VideoGame/DonaldDuckGoinQuackers'' would have Tony Anselmo play Donald again with Tress [=MacNeille=] once again voicing Daisy and Russi Taylor again playing Donald's nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, the game also notably has June Foray reprise her role as Magica De Spell and the Beagle Boy boss is played by Creator/FrankWelker using his [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Big Time Beagle]] voice.
* Quite a lot of the [[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame LEGO video games]] have had this, especially after they started using actual voice acting instead of SpeakingSimlish.
** In ''LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars'', several actors from the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' animated series return to reprise their roles. To give but a few examples:
*** Creator/DeeBradleyBaker as Captain Rex, Commander Cody, and the Clone Troopers.
*** David Acord as EV-A4-D.
*** Creator/CoreyBurton as Count Dooku, Cad Bane, and Ziro the Hutt.
*** Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano.
** In ''LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes'':
*** Creator/TroyBaker reprises his role from the ''Batman: Arkham'' series as Two-Face.
*** Creator/ClancyBrown reprises his role from the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse as Lex Luthor.
*** Charlie Schlatter reprises his role as The Flash, though it is left ambiguous whether he's intended to be the Wally West or Barry Allen version, therefore making it unclear whether he's reprising his role as the Wally West version from ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' or as the Barry Allen version from ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.
** In ''LEGO Marvel Superheroes'':
*** As usual with contemporary Marvel media, Creator/FredTatasciore reprises his role as the Hulk and Wolverine is again played by Steve Blum.
** In ''LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham'':
*** Clancy Brown and Charlie Schlatter again play Lex Luthor and the Flash.
*** Creator/JoshKeaton and Creator/DeeBradleyBaker reprise their respective roles as Hal Jordan and Larfleeze from ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries''.
*** Stephen Amell reprises his role as Green Arrow from ''Series/{{Arrow}}''.
*** The Green Loontern (who is actually WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers with a Green Lantern power ring) is once again voiced by Joe Alasky.
*** Adam West reprises his roles as Batman from the [[Series/{{Batman}} 1960's show]] and as the Gray Ghost from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
*** Olivia d'Abo reprises her DCAU role as Star Sapphire.
*** Creator/JBBlanc reprises his ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' role as Bane.
*** Creator/RobinAtkinDownes reprises his respective roles from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'', ''WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite'', and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' as Alfred, Manchester Black, and Firefly.
*** Creator/GilbertGottfried once again plays Mr. Mxyzptlk as he did in ''Superman: The Animated Series''.
*** Creator/KimberlyBrooks reprises her role from the first two ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' games and ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' as Barbara Gordon (albeit, much like in ''Injustice'' as Batgirl).
** In ''LEGO Marvel's Avengers'':
*** Creator/ClarkGregg returns as [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD Phil Coulson]].
*** Creator/HayleyAtwell returns as [[Series/AgentCarter Peggy Carter]].
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' drew on quite a few sources for its characters...
** From the '90s ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'' and ''WesternAnimation/IncredibleHulk'' cartoons: Richard Grieco as Ghost Rider.
** From ''VideoGame/XMenLegends'': Creator/SteveBlum as Wolverine.
** From ''VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'': Creator/FredTatasciore as the Hulk.
** From ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes'': Creator/PaulDobson as Doctor Doom.
** From ''WesternAnimation/HulkVs'', in addition to the Hulk himself and Wolverine: Creator/NolanNorth as Deadpool.
** From ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': Creator/JoshKeaton as Spider-Man.
** From ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'', in addition to Wolverine himself and the Hulk (and had Season 2 happened, Deadpool): Creator/JenniferHale as Jean Grey, Creator/SusanDalian as Storm, Creator/TaraStrong as X-23, Creator/TomKane as Magneto, and Creator/JimWard as the Sentinel.
** From ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'', in addition to Wolverine: Creator/CharlieAdler as the Super-Skrull (albeit, sounding more like [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute Cobra]] [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades Commander]]).
** From the ''Film/IronMan2'' tie-in game: Creator/EricLoomis as Iron Man.
** From ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' in addition to Iron Man, Hulk, and Wolverine (and had he not been redubbed, Spider-Man): Creator/BrianBloom as Captain America, Creator/RickDWasserman as Thor, Creator/ChrisCox as Hawkeye, and Creator/WallyWingert as M.O.D.O.K. This went both ways, as Creator/LorenLester and Creator/GregEllis reprised their respective roles from this game as Iron Fist and Rocket Raccoon in ''EMH''.
** From ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'': Creator/KyleHebert as Ryu, Creator/LauraBailey as Chun-Li, Dave Mallow as Akuma, and Creator/MichelleRuff as Crimson Viper.
** From ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'': Creator/RogerCraigSmith as Chris Redfield and Creator/DCDouglas as Albert Wesker.
** From ''Franchise/DevilMayCry 3'' and ''4'': Creator/ReubenLangdon as Dante, Danielle Burgio as Trish, and Creator/DanSouthworth as Vergil.
** From the ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' series: T. J. Rotolo as Frank West.
** Also, most Capcom characters' Japanese voice actors (those that had any Japanese voice prior to this game, that is) reprise their role here.
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'' continues the trend with the returns of Creator/FredTatasciore as the Hulk, Creator/BrianBloom as Captain America, Creator/EricLoomis as Iron Man, Creator/ChrisCox as Hawkeye, Creator/KyleHebert as Ryu, Creator/RogerCraigSmith as Chris Redfield, and T.J. Rotolo as Frank West, as well as T.J. Storm as Strider Hiryu, Creator/DanWoren as Arthur, Creator/JohnnyYongBosch as Zero, Creator/DameonClarke as Nathan Spencer, and Siobhan Flynn as Morrigan from ''3''. Additionally...
** From ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'': Music/GreyDeLisle as Carol Danvers (albeit as Captain Marvel, like in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' and its tie-in special ''Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!'' as opposed to Ms. Marvel in ''SHSS'').
** From ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', in addition to Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, and Hawkeye: Creator/JamesCMathisIII as the Black Panther.
** The WesternAnimation/MarvelUniverse shows in addition to the Hulk, Captain Marvel, and Black Panther: Creator/TravisWillingham as Thor, Creator/TrevorDevall as Rocket Raccoon, Creator/VanessaMarshall as Gamora, Creator/LiamOBrien as Dcotor Strange, Isaac C. Singleton, Jr. as Thanos, and Creator/JimMeskimen as Ultron.
** From ''WesternAnimation/MarvelsSpiderMan'': Creator/RobbieDaymond as Spidey himself.
* Though she was replaced by Lisa Zane in the 2006 revival, Lisa Miller-[=McGee=] reprises her role as Charlene "Charley" Davidson in the video game adaptation of the 2006 ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' series.
* ''VideoGame/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasOogiesRevenge'' has a lot of the characters from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' recast, but several actors actually got to reprise their roles from the original film.
** Chris Sarandon reprises his role as Jack Skellington, and even does the character's singing voice this time instead of Creator/DannyElfman.
** Ken Page returns as the voice of Oogie Boogie.
** Glenn Shadix is back as the Mayor of Halloween Town.
** Randy Crenshaw reprises both Mr. Hyde and Behemoth.
** Debi Durst reprises her roles as the Small Witch and the Corpse Kid.
** Paul Reubens returns as the voice of Lock.
* The 2000 ''VideoGame/SpiderMan'' game features some reprises across both ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManUnlimited'': Creator/RinoRomano from the latter as Spidey himself, the late Creator/EfremZimbalistJr from the former as ComicBook/DoctorOctopus, and Creator/JenniferHale from both as respectively ComicBook/BlackCat and Mary Jane Watson. Its sequel, ''VideoGame/SpiderMan2EnterElectro'', would only see Romano return (Zimbalist being absent completely and Hale voicing ComicBook/{{Rogue}} instead).
* ''VideoGame/X2WolverinesRevenge'' would see Creator/JenniferHale reprise her role from ''VideoGame/SpiderMan2EnterElectro'' as Rogue.
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' has Creator/JinYamanoi reprise his role as the Japanese voice of Rolento over ten years after the character's last appearance in ''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium''. It's also worth noting that he's voiced the character in the games ever since his first speaking role in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha 2'', and returned once again in ''Ultra VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'', having perhaps the longest voice tenure in the entire ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series.
* In 2007, Creator/ShinobuMatsumoto had his first popular voice role in the doujin game ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf'': TheHero Akatsuki [[note]](plus the BigBad Murakumo and TheBrute Wei)[[/note]]. Some years later, he took up Akatsuki again in the ''VideoGame/UnderNightInBirth'' games.
* ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' features Creator/TroyBaker and Creator/LauraBailey reprising their respective roles from the ''VideoGame/LEGOBatman'' games as the Dark Knight himself and Catwoman. Creator/DaveFennoy also reprises his role from ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' as Lucius Fox.
* ''VideoGame/ThePunisher'' sees Creator/ThomasJane reprise his role from [[Film/ThePunisher2004 the 2004 film]] as the title character.
* The ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' computer game ''VideoGame/AttackOfTheMutant'' has Creator/AdamWest reprise his role as the Galloping Gazelle from the ''Series/{{Goosebumps}}'' television series' adaptation of the original book.
* ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootNSaneTrilogy'' has quite a few returning voice actors:
** Creator/CoreyBurton plays Dr. N. Gin and Dr. Nefarious Tropy for the first time since ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootTheWrathOfCortex''.
** Creator/JohnDiMaggio will voice Tiny Tiger as he did in ''VideoGame/CrashNitroKart''.
* ''VideoGame/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyTheTelltaleSeries'' sees Creator/NolanNorth reprise the role of Rocket Raccoon from the movie-based skin in ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes''.
* ''VideoGame/LEGODimensions'' has quite a few role reprisals, [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters to say the least]]:
** From ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'': Creator/ElizabethBanks as Wyldstyle, Creator/ChrisPratt as Emmett, Creator/AlisonBrie as Unikitty, Creator/WillArnett as that movie's version of Batman, Creator/CharlieDay as Benny, and Creator/NickOfferman as Captain [=MetalBeard=].
** From ''Series/DoctorWho'': Creator/PeterCapaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, Creator/JennaColeman as Clara Oswald, Michelle Gomez as The Master, Creator/NicholasBriggs as the Daleks, Cybermen, and Dalek Emperor, Julian Bleach as Davros, Neve [=McIntosh=] as Madame Vastra, Dan Starkey as Strax, and Creator/JohnBarrowman as Captain Jack Harkness.
** From ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'': Creator/ChristopherLloyd as Doc Brown, and Creator/MichaelJFox as Marty [=McFly=], Marlene [=McFly=], Marty [=McFly=] Jr., and Seamus [=McFly=].
** From ''VideoGame/Portal2'': Alésia Glidewell as Chell[[note]]She only has brief voice grunts, but it's still her[[/note]], Creator/EllenMcLain as GLaDOS, the Turrets, and the Cake Core, Creator/JKSimmons as Cave Johnson, Creator/StephenMerchant as Wheatley, and Creator/NolanNorth as the Corrupted Cores.
** From ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': Creator/SeanAstin as Samwise Gamgee.
** From ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'': Creator/FrankWelker as Fred.
** From ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'': Creator/MindyCohn as Velma.
** From ''Film/ScoobyDoo'': Creator/MatthewLillard as Shaggy.
** From ''Film/JurassicWorld'': Creator/ChrisPratt as Owen Grady, Creator/BryceDallasHoward as Claire Dearing, Irrfan Kahn as Simon Masrani, Nick Robinson ([[WebVideo/CarBoys not that one]]) as Zach Mitchell, Ty Simpkins as Gray Mitchell, and Jake Johnson as Lowery.
** From ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'': Creator/EddieRedmayne as Newt Scamander, and Creator/ErzaMiller as Credence Barebone.
** From ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'': Creator/WillArnett as that movie's version of Batman and Creator/RosarioDawson as Batgirl.
** From ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'': Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith as Agent Smith.
** From ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': Jeremy Shada as Finn, Creator/JohnDiMaggio as Jake, Creator/PendletonWard as Lumpy Space Princess, Olivia Olson as Marceline, Niki Yang as BMO, Steve Agee as the Ancient Psychic Tandem War Elephant, Creator/HyndenWalch as Princess Bubblegum, Creator/TomKenny as Ice King, Gunter, Magic Man, and [[spoiler:Simon Petrokov]], Creator/RonPerlman as The Lich, Polly Lou Livingston as Tree Trunks, Creator/JustinRoiland as the Earls of Lemongrab, Creator/JeffBennett as Choose Goose, and Creator/JessicaDiCicco as Flame Princess.
** From ''Film/MissionImpossible'': Henry Czerny as Eugene Kittridge, and Emmanuelle Béart as Claire Phelps.
** From ''Film/MissionImpossibleIII'': Creator/SimonPegg as Benji Dunn.
** From ''Franchise/HarryPotter'': Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid, Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood, Creator/MatthewLewis as Neville Longbottom, and Mark Williams as Arthur Weasley.
** From ''Film/Gremlins'': Creator/HowieMandell as Gizmo, and Creator/FrankWelker as Stripe.
** From ''Series/TheATeam'': Creator/DwightSchultz as "Howling Mad" Murdock.
** From ''Series/KnightRider'': William Daniels as KITT.
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* ''Film/{{Tron}}'':
** Creator/JeffBridges reprising the role of Kevin Flynn in ''Film/TronLegacy'' after more than 25 years.
** He's got nothing on his co-star. Boxleitner started reprising his characters for that universe as early as 2003's ''VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh'' (as Alan Bradley), and kept coming back (in ''VideoGame/TronEvolution'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', ''Film/TronLegacy'' and ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'').
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** A major coup for the movies was getting all of the original series actors to play by their characters. Various bit characters played by bit actors also appeared in the movies as well, such as Yeoman Rand and Lieutenant Kyle.
** ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' has Ricardo Montalban reprise his role as the one-off villain Khan from the original series episode "Space Seed," filmed 15 years earlier.
** Creator/LeonardNimoy reprising Spock in the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' film, after not having played the character since 1991's ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''. This is somewhat ironic, as he almost didn't show up in the original movies due to not being interested in playing Spock anymore. He ended up playing his character longer than anyone else.
** The other returning role was Majel Barrett (who had previously returned as Christine Chapel -- promoted from Nurse to Doctor -- in the movies), as the ship computer voice - she had died the year prior, but most of her recordings were already done.
* Creator/PeterCullen, the original voice of Optimus Prime, reprised his role in the live-action ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' films, to ''much'' rejoicing.
** While Frank Welker was replaced as Megatron in the films, Welker performed the role in the related material such as the video games. He eventually retakes the role properly as Galvatron, BackFromTheDead as Megatron, in ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction''.
* When ''Film/CharliesAngels'' was revived as a film two decades after the [[Series/CharliesAngels series]] ended, the same actor, John Forsythe, returned to play Charlie. Additionally, Jaclyn Smith returned as original Angel, Kelly Garrett, for a brief scene in the [[Film/CharliesAngelsFullThrottle second film]], 22 years after the fact.
* Quite a few ''Franchise/StarWars'' actors from the original movies showed up again for the prequels. Probably the most impressive example is Ian [=McDiarmid=]; having played the Emperor under heavy aging makeup in his mid-30s, he ended up being just about the right age to play the younger version with no makeup at all by the time the prequels rolled around.
** Anthony Daniels also returned as C-3PO and Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca in Episode III (he was also a direct consultant on his animated version seen in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''). As a respect to the actor who portrayed the shakes and movements of R2-D2, Kenny Baker, they credited him in the prequels although by that time R2 was largely motorized or CG.
** While something of an [[TheNotSecret open secret]] long before it was announced, most of the major actors from the original trilogy whose characters hadn't been killed off (Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/CarrieFisher, Creator/HarrisonFord, Peter Mayhew) returned for ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. The major exception is Billy Dee Williams, though it's been stated that there are plans to have him possibly return in ''Film/TheLastJedi''.
** In the Italian dub of the extra scenes added in the various Special Editions, Darth Vader is the only one who kept the original voice actor.
** Femi Taylor shot some new scenes as Oola, the Twi'lek dancer Jabba fed to a rancor, for the Special Edition of ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
** ''Film/RogueOne'' featured the returns of Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa and Genevieve [=O'Reilly=] as Mon Mothma, making them the first two actors from the prequels to appear in the Disney-era films.[[note]]Creator/EwanMcGregor had a voice cameo as the Force ghost of Obi-Wan in ''The Force Awakens'', but did not appear in-person.[[/note]] Angus [=MacInnes=], who played Gold Leader in ''A New Hope'', recorded new dialogue for his character, which combined with unused footage from that film allowed his character to return for ''Rogue One's'' space battle. Creator/JamesEarlJones also returned as the voice of Darth Vader.
* [[SequelGap Despite the length of time from the first to the fourth]], Creator/BruceWillis played John [=McClane=] of the New York Police Department in all the ''Film/DieHard'' movies.
* Creator/HarrisonFord plays the title character of ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' in the first three movies (1981, 1984 and 1989), and then reprised the role in the [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull fourth movie]] from 2008. Karen Allen also reprised the role of Marion Ravenwood from [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk the first movie]].
* Creator/JeffreyCombs as Herbert West in ''Film/BeyondReAnimator''. Explaining in an interview that West had been in prison for 13 years, the interviewer asked Combs if he'd be wearing aging make up. The answer was no, [[CharacterAgedWithTheActor he was actually 13 years older]].
* The ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' films:
** Creator/JamieLeeCurtis returned to reprise her role of Laurie Strode in ''Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater'', 17 years after she last played the role in the two original films. She briefly returned again a few years later in ''Film/HalloweenResurrection'' (which she admits was only done to fulfill contract requirements).
** Creator/DonaldPleasence reprised his role of Dr. Loomis for four sequels over the course of 18 years before [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim he passed away and the character was killed off]].
** Nancy Stephens also returned to play Nurse Marion Chambers in ''H20'' after previously playing the role in the original two films.
* After Creator/GeorgeLazenby's only role as Film/JamesBond in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', Creator/SeanConnery came back as James Bond for ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' before Creator/RogerMoore took over in ''Film/LiveAndLetDie''. In 1983, Creator/SeanConnery came back as Bond in the unofficial James Bond film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''.
** Speaking of ''Live and Let Die'', that movie's Felix Leiter, David Hedison, returned 16 years later in ''Film/LicenceToKill'' as a ContinuityNod (even if in [[Film/TheLivingDaylights the previous movie]] it was another actor).
** When the series rebooted with ''[[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 Casino Royale]]'', replacing Pierce Brosnan's Bond and dropping Samantha Bond's Moneypenny and John Cleese's Q (both roles would be recast in ''{{Film/Skyfall}}''), Judi Dench stayed on as M.
* Nine years after the end of Creator/PeterJackson's ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy, Creator/IanMcKellen, Creator/HugoWeaving, and Andy Serkis prominently reprise their roles as Gandalf, Elrond, and Gollum, respectively, in Jackson's ''Film/TheHobbit'' trilogy. The films also insert Ian Holm as the elderly Bilbo Baggins as a ContinuityCameo (the younger Bilbo is played by MartinFreeman), and sneak in Creator/ElijahWood (Frodo), Creator/CateBlanchett (Galadriel), Creator/ChristopherLee (Saruman), and Creator/OrlandoBloom (Legolas) for a few {{Early Bird Cameo}}s.
* When ''Film/LostInSpace'' got a movie in 1998, they hired an all new cast to portray the roles of the Robinson Family, Major Don West, and Dr Zachary Smith. Dick Tufeld, however, would reprise his role of Robot for the movie.
* Creator/PaulNewman played "Fast Eddie" Felson in ''Film/TheHustler'' and then 25 years later, reprised the role in ''Film/TheColorOfMoney''.
* Though only for one song, only for a theatre skit, and in a lab coat instead of a corset, Creator/TimCurry reprised his role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter from ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''. The song was "Sweet Transvestite", no less, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome everyone loved it]].
* In the Latin-American Spanish dub of the first [[Film/TheFlintstones live-action Flintstones movie]], Arturo Mercado reprised his role as "Pedro Picapiedra" (Fred Flintstone; played here [on screen] by John Goodman).
* In the Italian dub of [[Film/TheSmurfs the two Smurfs movies]], Fabrizio Mazzotta, Marco Guadagno, Rossella Izzo and Paolo Buglioni reprise their roles as Clumsy Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Smurfette and Gargamel from the original cartoon.
** In the European French dub, Gérard Hernandez reprised his role as Papa Smurf from the original cartoon[[note]]although he didnít reprise his role as Gruouchy Smurf as well[[/note]], being one of the few major voice actors who worked on that dub to be either still alive or not yet retired. However, Céline Monsarrat (the original French voice of Smurfette and the only other voice actor from that cartoon to still be active) [[AvertedTrope didnít reprise the role]], instead being replaced by [[CelebrityVoiceActor famous Quebecer singer Béatrice Martin AKA Coeur de pirate]][[note]]who would later be replaced by Marie-Eugénie Maréchal (another professional voice actress) for the sequel[[/note]].
* Quite common for Brazilian dubs of a LiveActionAdaptation: most of the cast of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' and ''Westernanimation/XMen'' (even if the Wolverine [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i0kIcFPzhk fits the cartoon]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPWO_Wz_ChY but not Hugh Jackman]]), both Megatron and Starscream in ''Film/{{Transformers}}''... and in an animated-to-motion capture example, the {{Tintin}} from the TV cartoon was retained for [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin the feature film]].
* Romy Schneider played Elizabeth of Austria in a trio of films beginning with 1955's ''Sissi'' and the reprised her role for a cameo in 1972's ''Ludwig'' playing her later on in life.
* Creator/CaryHiroyukiTagawa portrayed Shang Tsung in the 1995 ''Film/MortalKombat'' movie. He reprises his role as the evil sorcerer in the web series ''WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy''.
* Momoko Kochi played Emiko Yamane in the 1954 ''Film/{{Gojira}}''. She returned as Emiko in 1995's ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah''.
* ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'': Creator/RyanReynolds reprises the role of Wade Wilson/Deadpool five years after ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' despite being another continuity and the fact that his first portrayal of the character was [[InNameOnly very different from his comic book conterpart]].
* ''Theatre/ShowBoat'': The 1936 movie version reunited numerous principal and even secondary actors from the two Ziegfeld productions, including Helen Morgan as Julie in what turned out to be her last movie appearance.
* Creator/JimmyDurante starred in the Hippodrome musical ''Billy Rose's Jumbo'', and reprised his role in the movie version released 27 later.
* Liz Smith, who played Mrs. Dilber in ''Film/AChristmasCarol1984'', reprised the role in the 1999 Creator/PatrickStewart film.
* Alex Vincent, who played Andy Barclay in the first two ''Film/ChildsPlay'' films, reprises the role in TheStinger of ''Film/CurseOfChucky'', twenty-three years later, and will return again in the upcoming ''Cult of Chucky'', this time playing a main role.
* In the French dub of the Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse movies, Superman is voiced by Adrien Antoine, reprising his role from ''Film/SupermanReturns''.
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* The fans rejoiced when it was revealed that pretty much the entire voice cast from the Anime/TenchiMuyo series would reprise their roles for the new OVA in 2005, especially since very few of them were even ACTIVE in the industry since the original show ended. Unfortunately, this miracle was ruined when it was also revealed that Ryoko would be exception to this...
* The Japanese version of ''Anime/SonicX'' brought back most of the Japanese voice actors from the games including Creator/JunichiKanemaru as Sonic, Creator/NobutoshiCanna and Knuckles, Creator/TaekoKawata as Amy and Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka as Eggman.
* ''Anime/DragonballKai'' got together most every possible voice actor who worked on the original series to voice the same character in the ReCut, both Japanese and English versions. Creator/MasakoNozawa and Creator/SeanSchemmel voice Goku and Creator/ChristopherSabat voices Vegeta. It provided a marked example of VocalEvolution.
** Of special note, in the Japanese version Masaharu Satou was the very first voice actor to voice Master Roshi after the original voice actor Kouhei Miyauchi passed away, voicing him for his brief scene in the 13th film. Since then Hiroshi Masuoka mainly did his voice (with Kinya Aikawa handling the 4th Dragon Ball movie), but beginning with Kai Satou returned in the role and has been doing Master Roshi's voice in all media since.
** ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' did this as well, bring back not only the surviving cast members from Kai but also the cast members from the Buu saga who had yet to return[[note]]The first run of Kai only went up to the Cell saga, though amusingly the Buu saga would be handled shortly after Battle of Gods was completed.[[/note]]. The most noteworthy return for the Japanese version was Creator/YukoMinaguchi, who again voiced Videl for the film but was absent from Kai due to her studying abroad. On the English dub's side, Meredith [=McCoy=] and Brad Jackson respectively returned to voice Android 18 and Oolong, both of whom had been absent from the original Kai dub. Meanwhile, the Latino Spanish dub brought back all the dub [=VAs=] from ''Z'', much to the immense joy of fans there (who had previously complained about the casting changes present in ''Kai'').
*** In Italy, the ''Dragon Ball'' movies initially got a dub with a cast of voice actors different from the one from the series which also was adapted more faithfully to the original, but some years later they were all redubbed with the regular voice cast and [[{{Woolseyism}} adaptation]] [[{{Bowdlerise}} choi]][[DubNameChange ces]]. The Italian dub of ''Battle of Gods'', surprisingly enough, featured the cast of the more faithful dub of the movies. The motivation for this choice is because they wanted a faithful dub of the movie, so they just got the faithful dub cast. Fans (and Vegeta's regular voice actor) were not pleased. The same cast came back again for ''Resurrection of F'', of course.
** The Brazilian dub of the live-action ''Film/DragonBallEvolution'' movie uses the same voice actors from the anime. The dub of ''Dragon Ball Kai'', however, doesn't use most of them because many of the actors refused to work at the BKS studio.
** It's been confirmed that the Italian dub of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' will have most of the cast from the original series back (the only actually confirmed are Vegeta, Bulma, Piccolo and King Kai, but it's obvious that everyone else will do the same). Only huge exceptions are obviously Goku and Frieza, since both Paolo Torrisi and Gianfranco Gamba are dead. Claudio Moneta (who had already been Zarbon and Cooler) will be the new voice of Goku.
* The voices for Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, Luna, Artemis, Ikuko, and Sammy reprised their roles for the third and fourth seasons of Cloverway's American dub of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' (done ''years'' after the first two). Unfortunately, they were pretty much the only ones.
** The 2014 remake ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' sees the return of Creator/KotonoMitsuishi, the original Japanese voice actress of Usagi/Sailor Moon. Notably, she's the only one of the original senshi actresses to return, the Inners are given new voices. The English dub will also feature the return of the cast of Creator/VizMedia's redub of the original anime (Creator/StephanieSheh as Usagi, Creator/RobbieDaymond as Mamoru, Creator/CindyRobinson as Queen Beryl, etc.)
* Inverted in the Japanese version of ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'', where most of the roles were recast despite only a few years passing after the first anime finished. The English dub, by contrast, uses almost the exact ''same'' cast as [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 adaptation]]; the only major exceptions were Al, Scar, Hohenheim, and (partway into the series) Greed.
** The Italian dub of ''Brotherhood'' kept one third of the cast from the original dub. A particular case is Hughes's wife, which initially haves a different voice actress in the ''Brotherhood'' dub until episode 58, where the voice actress from the original series takes her role back.
* Creator/SpikeSpencer was brought in to reprise his role as Shinji Ikari in the ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' movies, even though he's now a West Coast VA and Creator/FUNimation is located in Texas. Creator/TiffanyGrant still voices Asuka in the second film, though she had already been doing some work for [=FUNimation=] since Creator/ADVFilms closed down. Likewise, there's Creator/AllisonKeith, who returned to voice Misato in the English dubs, despite having since entered into a teaching career. Creator/JohnSwasey playing Gendo in the ''Rebuild'' films is also a smaller case of role reprisal: while he was not Gendo's first English voice actor (that was Tristan [=MacAvery=]), he had previously voiced Gendo [[TheOtherMarty in the dub of the Evangelion Director's Cut.]] However, the entire Japanese VA team returned for ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion''.
* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' features a bizarre variation. For the role of Lynn Minmay in the English dub of the show, ADV cast Mari Iijima--''who had voiced the character in the Japanese version more than 20 years prior.''
* The entire English cast for ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' reprised their roles for the trilogy of movies about 10 years after dubbing the TV series (including the very minor roles). Unfortunately, the Japanese cast wasn't so lucky.
* While the English dub of ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}} recast Isaac and Miria from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'s original English voice actors, the Japanese version saw the return of Creator/MasayaOnosaka and Creator/SayakaAoki, who voiced Isaac and Miria in the series.
* ''[[Manga/{{Trigun}} Trigun: Badlands Rumble]]'' saw the entire cast from the TV series reprise their roles in the Japanese version. In the English dub's case, only Creator/JohnnyYongBosch returned as Vash.
* The entire English voice cast reprised their roles for ''[[Manga/InuYasha InuYasha: The Final Act]]'' about seven years after the original series came to an end. Kagome, Sesshomaru, and Kaede were the only notable exceptions, with Kira Tozer replacing Moneca Stori as Kagome, Creator/MichaelDaingerfield replacing Creator/DavidKaye as Sesshomaru, Linda Darlow replacing Pam Hyatt as Kaede. Danny [=McKinnon=] was also replaced by Aidan Drummond as Kohaku, but then again, Kohaku had already gotten TheOtherDarrin treatment once before as [=McKinnon=] replaced Alex Doduk.
* When Creator/{{Funimation}} acquired the English rights to the first ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' movie after Creator/MediaBlasters' (who had originally dubbed the film in the late 90s) license expired, they proceeded to redub it with the TV series cast, six years after the TV series dub had ended.
* An interesting example: Creator/RichardCansino voiced the title role in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' for the original Creator/{{Sony}} dub (titled ''Samurai X'') and reprised the role for the Creator/BangZoomEntertainment dub years later.
** Likewise, J Shannon Weaver, who voiced Kenshin in the movies and [=OVAs=] will be returning for the new OVA.
* Giovanni's voice actor, Creator/TedLewis, was replaced in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' with the rest of the cast, but returned to voice the role after his replacement left the show.
** In addition, Roger Parsons returned to narrate the show at the beginning of ''Battle Frontier'' after being away for several seasons where Creator/MikePollock was the narrator instead.
* Creator/TesshoGenda and Creator/SeizoKato, the Japanese voice actors for Optimus Prime and Megatron in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', reprised their respective roles in the Transformers parody episode of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterBelt''.
* The voice actors for the lead ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' characters (Lina, Gourry, Amelia, and Zelgadis) returned to reprise their roles in both Japanese and English for Slayers Revolution and Slayers Evolution-R.
* It was recently revealed that the ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' cast will be reprising their roles for the "Roberta's Blood Trail" OVA.
* The voice cast from the ''VideoGame/Persona4'' video game reprised their roles in the [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation anime TV series]]. The only notable exceptions are Chie (originally Tracey Rooney, [[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] by Creator/ErinFitzgerald, Teddie (originally Creator/DaveWittenberg, Darrin'd by Creator/SamRiegel), Naoto (unknown original VA darrin'd by Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn), and for the second half, Kanji (originally Creator/TroyBaker, darrin'd by Creator/MatthewMercer).
* The entire voice cast of the original ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'' anime returned to reprise their roles for the 10 ''[[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Hellsing Ultimate]]'' [=OVAs=].
* The entire cast from the ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' anime returned to reprise their roles in the Unlimited Blade movie... except Saber in the English dub.
** The English dub of the ''LightNovel/FateZero'' anime has a bizarre subversion in that two major characters that appear in both the ''Zero'' and the ''Stay Night'' anime have their voice actors[[note]]Creator/GrantGeorge, who played Gilgamesh, and Creator/JamiesonPrice, who played Kotomine[[/note]] reappear... but both voice ''completely different characters''[[note]]In ''Zero'', George plays Lancer and Price plays Rider[[/note]]. Rin, however, remains voiced by Creator/MelaLee.
* The cast for ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' reprised their roles for the last 26 episodes and movie several years after the original episodes were released.
* Funimation's English dub of ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'' features multiple cross-dub role reprisals: Not only is Creator/MichelleRuff reprising her role as Fujiko from Geneon's dub of the TV series and first movie, but Creator/SonnyStrait, Creator/ChristopherSabat, and Creator/MikeMcFarland are respectively reprising their roles from Funimation's movie and TV special dubs. Creator/RichardEpcar is voicing Zenigata this time around, amusingly making this the third character in the series he's voiced (previously he was Goemon in ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'' and Jigen in Geneon's dub).
** The English Dub of ''WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure'' will be reuniting all of the television series' dub cast except for Zenigata, with Creator/TonyOliver returning as Lupin, Epcar as Jigen, Ruff as Fujiko, and Creator/LexLang as Goemon.
* ''Anime/EurekaSevenAO'' has Creator/KaoriNazuka and Creator/StephanieSheh reprise their role from [[Anime/EurekaSeven the original series]] as Eureka. The dub also sees Creator/JohnnyYongBosch back as Renton, too.
* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl Teatrino'' uses the same English voices as ''Gunslinger Girl''.
* ''Anime/GeGeGeNoKitaro'''s Medama Oyaji has been voiced by Isamu Tanonaka in all five incarnations of the series, he even voices Medama Oyaji in the 2008 series ''Anime/HakabaKitaro'', Following Tanonaka's death in 2010, Nurarihyon's regular voice actor Takeshi Aono took the role of Medama Oyaji for the TV Special Kitarō: The Happy Journey. However, with Aono having also passed away in 2012, it is unknown who will be taking over the role.
* The Italian dub of ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' has Alessio Cigliano reprising his role as Greymon from the original series.
** In the final episodes of the series, during the massive teamup, almost everyone keeps his original voice actor. The only exceptions were [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Gomamon, Tentomon,]] [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Ken and Veemon]] (first three got [[TheOtherDarrin new voices]], the latter's only line was given to Davis taking advantage to the fact that no moving lips were shown in that scene). [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Takuya]] got a new voice too, but only because his [[CrossDressingVoices voice actress]] was already voicing Davis. Alessio Cigliano is also back as Tai's Agumon, but with a completely different voice because he can't do the high-pitched screechy voice he did in the original series anymore (he sounds more like [[Anime/FreshPrettyCure Tart]] now).
** ''Anime/DigimonAdventureTri'' kept the Digimon voices in the Japanese version. In the English dub, the voices of Tai, Sora, Izzy, Mimi, Agumon, Gabumon, Birdramon, Tentomon, Palmon, Togemon, Gomamon, Patamon, and Angemon returned to their roles. TK's ''02'' actor Creator/DougErholtz also returned, but as the voice of Daigo.
*** The German dub takes the cake, as they managed to bring every voice actor of the main cast back, except Izzy's who has been on a world tour since 2015. The dubbing studio even brought Tai's voice actor, Florian Knorn, who left the business in 2005, from Sweden and paid for his flight. The main reason for that was due to pressure from the fans.
* For the dub of ''Anime/HyperdimensionNeptuniaTheAnimation'', Creator/{{FUNimation}} managed to hire most of the L.A. based voice talents from the games, including Creator/MelissaFahn, Creator/ErinFitzgerald, Creator/TaraPlatt, and Creator/WendeeLee as the [=CPUs=], and Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos as Nepgear.
* In the dub of ''Anime/BlazBlueAlterMemory'', Creator/{{FUNimation}} actually managed to hire nearly all of the original dub voice actors from the games to reprise their roles in the English dub, which is being recorded at Creator/{{FUNimation}} itself. Some of the voice actors include Patrick Seitz (the voice of Ragna) (who is frequently a regular at Creator/{{Funimation}}, despite being L.A. based), Creator/DavidVincent (who voiced Jin Kisaragi). Creator/CristinaValenzuela (the voice of Noel Vermillion), and Creator/MelaLee (who voiced Rachel Alucard). The only exception is Platinum the Trinity, in which Creator/AlexisTipton replaced Creator/LauraBailey, a former Creator/{{FUNimation}} employee.
* ''Manga/BirdyTheMighty: Decode'' features Mako Hyōdō reprising her role from the OVA series as [[BigBad Christella Revi]].
* The Italian dub of ''[[Anime/KotetsuJeeg Kotetsushin Jeeg]]'' features Emanuela Rossi and Diego Reggente reprising their roles as Miwa and Mimashi from the original series, ''37 years later''.
* The English dub of the anime adaptation of ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' only managed to bring back Creator/BrycePapenbrook as [[TheHero Makoto Naegi]]. ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' did a lot better; all of the voices from the first anime return, as do 10 of the 17 newcomers from ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2''. Only the Ultimate Imposter, Fuyuhiko, Gundam, Peko, Ibuki, Akane, and Monomi got [[TheOtherDarrin Darrined]]. When the characters of ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls'' show up, Monaca and Nagisa return while Komaru has been Darrined.
* While the Japanese dub recast every character, the English dub of ''[[Manga/DGrayMan D.Gray-man Hallow]]'' was announced to be bringing back almost all of Funimation's original cast, including Creator/ToddHaberkorn as Allen Walker and Creator/LuciChristian as Lenalee Lee.
* Mari Shimizu, who voiced ''Anime/AstroBoy'' in the 1963 series, reprised her role in the 1980 revival. Hisashi Katsuta also reprised his role as Ochanomizu in the 1980 show.
* The English dub of ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria the X'' brings back the voices for all of the party members from the original ''Zestiria'' game. In the case of Mikleo, Michael Johnston is credited under the name "Philip Lamont."
* ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'' brings back all of the cast from the anime series ''[[Anime/YuGiOh Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters]]''. The English dub brings back all of the cast as well, [[TheOtherDarrin with the exception of Yugi's grandpa now being voiced by]] Creator/WayneGrayson (due to the fact that the character's original voice actor, Creator/MaddieBlaustein, [[AuthorExistenceFailure passed away in 2008]]).
** The Italian dub got back only three voice actors: Massimo Di Benedetto as Yugi, Lorenzo Scattorin as Kaiba and Simone D'Andrea as Joey.
* Between the two {{Animated Adaptation}}s of the ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' games (the [[WesternAnimation/{{Darkstalkers}} 1995 american cartoon]] and the 1997 ''Anime/NightWarriorsDarkstalkersRevenge'' OVA, both of which used Canadian voice talent), the entire voice cast was subject to TheOtherDarrin... with the exception of Creator/ScottMcNeil, who would voice Lord Raptor in ''both'' adaptations.
* ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'' is split up into numerous alternate continuities, but there are two actors in particular who pride themselves on this trope for sticking with the franchise since the very beginning: Creator/RichardEpcar and William Knight have voiced Batou and Aramaki respectively since the original Mamoru Oshii film was dubbed back in the late 90s. Richard and William would return for their characters in the Playstation video game, ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', the PS2 and PSP games based off ''SAC'', and even ''[[VideoGame/GhostInTheShellFirstAssaultOnline Ghost In the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: First Assault Online]]''. It was due to ExecutiveMeddling that the ''SAC'' [=OVAs=] were dubbed in Canada, and when ''Anime/GhostInTheShellArise'' was licensed by Creator/{{Funimation}}, they decided to follow Japan's precedent of casting new actors. This didn't stop Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn from flying out to Texas to audition for the role of Motoko, whom she has been voicing for everything related to ''Stand Alone Complex''. For her efforts, she voices Kurutsu in that dub, a character that falls more into her type casting of headstrong sexy female leader characters than the "younger"-looking Motoko Kusanagi herself.
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