Created By: Digifiend on November 27, 2011

Replacement Voice Actor

You have a missing cast member, so you get someone else to do his voice.

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Sometimes, actors might have scheduling conflicts. Oh dear, so we added a few extra episodes to our run, but one of our stars has committed to another project already! OK, let's shoot from behind (doesn't matter in animation) and have someone else dub his lines. Hope the fanbase doesn't notice!

Examples: [[folder:Live-Action TV]]
  • In the Power Rangers Samurai TV movie, Clash of the Red Rangers, Gold Ranger Antonio is only seen morphed, and from behind in one unmorphed shot. It was the final episode produced, and it turns out actor Steven Skylar had already returned to America to record an album. So they had somebody else dub his lines (and it's obvious). Also, Scott, RPM Ranger Red, is supposedly voiced by Tobias Riess, but it sounds so accurate that this seems to be his original actor Eka Darville using a false name due to union rules.
Community Feedback Replies: 5
  • November 27, 2011
    Would this include examples of when original voice actors die? e.g. Mel Blanc, Jim Henson- averted by The Simpsons, who retired Lionel Hutz and Troy Mac Clure after Phil Hartman's death.
  • November 27, 2011
    For the recording of one episode of Cabin Pressure, star Benedict Cumberbatch had a throat infection and couldn't speak, so they drafted in Tom Goodman-Hill at the last moment, who has a very different voice. They lampshaded the hell out of this in the pre-titles sequence, and Benedict returned the following episode.
  • November 27, 2011
    Isn't this what The Other Darrin is used for?
  • November 27, 2011
    Second that, this is The Other Darrin But More Specific.
  • December 2, 2011
    Fake Shemp covers this. although the wording in the main article doesn;t make it clear.