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->''"I'm playing Killmaster. Type casting, y'know."''
-->-- '''[[Music/{{Motorhead}} Lemmy Kilmister]]''', ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' Celebrity Trailer

A famous actor whose animated counterpart is essentially the actor themselves. Actors [[AsHimself playing themselves]] is an admittedly common occurrence, but one that makes less sense in animation.

Some of this began with traditional 2D animated movies; [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' gave top billing to Creator/RobinWilliams [[note]] even though his contract specifically requested that he ''not'' receive top billing, in return for his working for scale[[/note]], in a very successful example, partly because he was enough of a character to be funny on his own. Movie makers noticed they could bank on an actor's star power even if viewers never ''saw'' the actor.

Later, it became common to give voice acting jobs to [[CelebrityVoiceActor actors who didn't traditionally perform voice acting]], just to get their names on movie posters. One simple example is for the actors to play themselves, with the assumption that the audience will recognize them anyway. This can be taken to extremes when the animated character is modified to ''look'' like the actor, even if that requires a bizarre caricature that makes no sense in the story. This has a strange effect: The character feels less genuine, as if the writers just [[Creator/HannaBarbera "stole" the actor to make into a character]].

The transition from 2D cel animation to computer animated "3D" films, both in the stylistic and literal sense, in both movies and computer games, has made accurately ink-suiting actors much easier, therefore introducing an element of "because we can" to the proceedings. It's also become common practice, especially in video games, for an ink suited actor to be showing going through the motions and "acting," while someone else (usually a name actor) provides the voice.

Many animation purists (and voice actors such as Creator/BillyWest) criticize the practice, calling it "stunt casting" and denigrating it as breaking SuspensionOfDisbelief or pandering to the actor. Some also insinuate that big names are cast instead of talented unknowns because the story couldn't support itself on its own, and the talent hired is not really relevant to the story or role anyway. In addition, the studios who do this often seem to assume that voice acting is a simpler facsimile of "real" acting; in fact, it requires a completely different set of skills.

The advantage to this is it can assist the animator in getting the details and mannerisms to look correct, since it is even easier to reproduce the mannerisms of an actor in three dimensions as in (the already commonly done) two dimensions. Also, there is more "acting" in voice acting than most people think; it is almost impossible to voice act properly without making facial expressions and gestures in front of the microphone.

Note that actors essentially portraying themselves, as on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', is '''not''' an example of this trope; that's basically an animated SpecialGuest. Note also that sometimes animated characters in live-action films are intentionally made to look like their actors [[JustifiedTrope so that the character can "become real" for a scene or two]]; two good examples are Gollum from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' and Davy Jones from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.

Elements of actors' mannerisms and personality are often worked into their characters; while filming ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', for example, Creator/{{Pixar}} often films big-name voice actors and then adds a few of their gestures to their characters. This trope is for more severe cases, where the creators basically just took their voice actor and made him a bug/robot/genie/whatever.

See also SerkisFolk, where a motion capture suit is used to model an actor's movements which is then overlaid with the CGI character, and its traditional animation counterpart {{Rotoscoping}} where film of an actor is taken and the animation drawn on top of it. Compare "NoCelebritiesWereHarmed", where the celebrity caricature is voiced by an impersonator, and ComicBookFantasyCasting, which includes the modelling of a cartoon or computer character on an actor who does not voice them. Frequently LostInTranslation in dubs, since the animated character looks the same, but the voice actor is different. Not to be confused with AnimatedActor, where an animated character is implied to be an actor and the artifice of the work is acknowledged.



* Emporio Ivankov from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is based off of Norio Imamura, an acquaintance of author Eiichiro Oda. Imamura ended up voicing Ivankov in the anime, [[TheOtherDarrin initially, before]] [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor erratic behavior took him out of the picture]].
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'''s Mako Mankanshoku resembles her JP voice actress [[https://web.archive.org/web/20160625183633/https://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/voiceactors/3/29497.jpg Aya Suzaki]]. WordOfGod states that this was intentional and came about when they picked her voice actress, opting to style her to match.
* The ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' movie has a minor character voiced by Renji Ishibashi who looks like Renji Ishibashi and is even ''[[TheDanza named]]'' Renji. However, this was unintentional -- the writer was having trouble writing the scene, so they based one of the robbers off of Ishibashi. Shinichiro Watanabe later half-jokingly offered the part to Ishibashi, and he accepted.
* Nabeshin from ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', Creator/ShinichiWatanabe's animated alter ego. Yes, [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/WatanabeShinichi.jpg Shinichi Watanabe]] ''does'' look like [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nabeshin42.jpg Nabeshin]].
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Dance*Man (real name Hideki Fujisawa) in the regular show; 'Dylan & Catherine' in the ''Fundari Kettari'' title theme.
* [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120901152136/jadensadventures/images/0/05/Jaden-Yuki-jaden-yuki-20160151-376-469.png Judai Yuki]], of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', bears a [[http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m83apaXMbY1qha76zo2_1280.jpg fairly sharp resemblance]] to Creator/{{KENN}}. In a franchise where the protagonist normally has about fifteen shades of AnimeHair, he's almost conspicuously ordinary.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Comic books endorsed by and featuring luchadors are a genre in of themselves, Wrestling/ElSanto, Fray Tormenta, Wrestling/{{Mistico}} and [[Wrestling/SarahStock Dark Angel]] being some of the more well known examples.
* Ultimate Nick Fury of ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'' is modeled after Creator/SamuelLJackson with his permission. Turns out Jackson allowed it so that ''he'' could play Nick Fury in live-action films, starting with the ''Film/IronMan'' series.[[note]]Ultimate Fury started out as an original design (possibly with hints of Wesley Snipes) in the pages of ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen''. It wasn't until Bryan Hitch redesigned him for Ultimates that he became Mr. Jackson.[[/note]]
* This trope, taken UpToEleven, essentially kicked off the series ''Comicbook/AmericanFlagg''. Reuben Flagg was an actor living on Mars and starring in the hit TV series ''Mark Thrust, Sexus Ranger''. But a CGI technology called Tromplography™ perfectly duplicated Flagg's character, making Flagg himself superfluous. Flagg was fired, then drafted into the ''actual'' Plexus Rangers.
* This occurs when a ComicBookAdaptation is created from a live-action television series or movie such as the Franchise/{{Buffyverse}} comics.
* The Colonel from the ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' story ''The 20th Cavalry'' is very obviously modelled on Randolph Scott and the crusty cavalry officers he played in God alone knows how many Westerns.
* Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels and Wrestling/FrankieKazarian's appearances in ''Aw Yeah Comics''.
* After becoming a DracoInLeatherPants and [[EnsembleDarkhorse arguably the second most popular person]] out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki got a new comic, ''ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'', and a new face, which borrows heavily from Creator/TomHiddleston.
* ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'': In the comics released after [[Series/Daredevil2015 the Netflix show]] debuted, [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTModj0VwAATVD4.jpg the artists]] have redesigned Matt Murdock to resemble Creator/CharlieCox, and retweaked Foggy Nelson to resemble Elden Henson.
* Since the 2017 ''ComicBook/TheDefenders2017'' comic book series was adapted using the lineup from [[Series/TheDefenders2017 the Netflix show]], it's got a Luke Cage who resembles Creator/MikeColter, a Jessica Jones who resembles Creator/KrystenRitter, a Matt Murdock who resembles Creator/CharlieCox, and a Danny Rand who resembles Creator/FinnJones.

* Despite its fixation on maintaining its iconic characters, [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] also used obvious caricatures of its stock company voice actors in many films -- thinly-disguised versions of Paul "Tigger" Winchell and Buddy Hackett show up a lot. During the golden age of Disney Animation basing characters on their voice actors was virtually company policy. Some examples include:
** Percival McLeach from ''The Rescuers Down Under'' is a caricatured George C. Scott, both for his face and mannerisms.
** The Genie from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', possibly the textbook example of this trope, does bear some facial resemblance to Creator/RobinWilliams. Except for the beard. And the muscles. And being blue, of course. Also, Iago's animator Will Finn admitted he tried to copy Creator/GilbertGottfried, down to the [[ToothyBird teeth]]. Scott Weinger and Linda Larkin as Aladdin and Jasmine--still almost no difference after these past two decades. (even if the latter was inspired by [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/e0/2f/ba/e02fbac4e77ad90592592dfc33be7b16.jpg the animator's sister]], who returned the favor by dressing as Jasmine) And while Jonathan Freeman is not physically like Jafar, his expressions and gestures were copied straight (Jafar himself was drawn to resemble Creator/ConradVeidt's Jaffar in ''Film/TheThiefOfBagdad1940'').
** [[DisappearedDad Cassim]] from ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'' was modeled after Creator/SeanConnery, who was originally considered for the role. Disney was afraid that Connery's fame would overshadow the rest of the movie, so Creator/JohnRhysDavies does Cassim's provides the voice instead. His impression of Connery is not badly done.
** Hermes from ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' looks exactly like PaulShaffer, even down to the glasses. Same with the short, chubby, balding satyr Phil and his voice actor, the short, chubby, balding Creator/DannyDeVito, [[http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/disney-cartoon-real-life-lookalikes-13-58c93d6ec2d30__700.jpg as you can see here]].
*** And ESPECIALLY the thin-faced, pointy-chinned, wide-eyed Hades and ''[[https://78.media.tumblr.com/7ddd9316affb70ceafdd80aa1c2cb4d1/tumblr_inline_n80wxvqfgf1qaqk32.jpg his]]'' actor--the thin-faced, pointy-chinned, wide-eyed Creator/JamesWoods.
** According to the DVDCommentary for ''Disney/TheJungleBook'', the characters were designed to resemble their voice actors. This is most apparent in Shere Khan... look at a picture of him and then look at Creator/GeorgeSanders and it's obvious.
*** King Louie ''is'' Louis Prima -- to the point where it raised legal issues when ''Disney/TheJungleBook'''s cast was adapted to ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' (and Louie remains conspicuously absent from Disney's sequel). The vultures also bear a resemblance to Music/TheBeatles, who were originally planned to be their voices. Scheduling conflicts and such led to these roles having to be changed to other voice actors [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed (but the Liverpudlian accents remained]], and one of the new actors was even from a duo in UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion).
*** Compare Baloo from that film, Little John from ''Disney/RobinHood'', and Thomas O'Malley in ''Disney/TheAristocats''. All are practically an {{expy}} of the other and all were voiced by Phil Harris. Partly explained by the fact that these films were made during UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation and Disney was cutting corners all over the place.
*** Sir Hiss from ''Disney/RobinHood'' has Terry-Thomas' gap teeth.
** ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' featured Billy Joel as Dodger. Despite being a '''dog,''' Dodger still manages to bear some resemblance to Billy Joel.
** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'':
*** Irene Bedard was the speaking voice and the physical model for the title character. (The character's ''singing'' actress, Judy Kuhn, looks nothing like her.)
*** Creator/ChristianBale's character, Thomas, resembles the actor. Bale admitted as much in a 1995 interview for ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'', adding that Disney had even sent in an artist to sketch the actor's movements during recording.
*** Russell Means, an actual [[UsefulNotes/NativeAmericans Oglala/Lakota Sioux Indian]] who voices Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas' father. (Jim Cummings, Disney's go-to guy for deep and/or mellow voices, took care of Powhatan's singing voice.)
** The moose brothers Rutt and Tuke from ''Disney/BrotherBear'', being animal versions of the [=McKenzie=] Bros. from ''Series/{{SCTV}}'', would bear some resemblance to Creator/RickMoranis and Dave Thomas respectively. Rutt was modeled with Rick's rounded eyes and lower lip, while Tuke was drawn with Dave's eyebrows.
** ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': Davy Jones' facial features, especially his eyes and cheekbones, were modeled directly from Bill Nighy's head using [[SerkisFolk motion-capture dots]] on his face.
** Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, and Jerry Colonna as ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'''s Alice, Mad Hatter, and March Hare, respectively.
** Hans Conried as both Captain Hook and Mr. Darling in ''Disney/PeterPan''. Not only did he voice both characters, he modeled for them as well. This was one of the few things that the film had in common with the original stage play. Also, in the same film, Bobby Driscoll as Peter Pan himself and Kathryn Beaumont as Wendy.
** In ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', Merryweather bears more than a passing resemblance to her voice actress, Barbara Luddy.
** Ving Rhames as [[ScaryBlackMan Cobra Bubbles]] in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.
** Creator/EddieMurphy as Mushu the Dragon in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''. ''And'' Donkey in the ''Shrek'' films.
** According to the DVD commentary for ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', the producers mentioned that Richard White and Jesse Corti were the physical doubles of Gaston and Lefou.
** Esmeralda from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' is pretty much a tanned version of her VA Creator/DemiMoore.
** One high point of ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange'': Steve Buscemi as... well, Steve Buscemi.
** Tiana in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' took a lot from Anika Noni Rose, even her left handed-ness. Also, while Dr. Facilier is far lankier with a lighter skin tone, his facial features are still closely patterned on Keith David, down to the gap in his front teeth.
** When they were working on ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', the animators had a hard time trying to come up with a design for Geppetto until they cast character actor Christian Rub for the role.
** All four main characters in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' resemble their voice actors. Check [[http://www.freshbakeddisney.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/tumblr_mcvoozAhP01qk5w0io1_1280.jpg this image]] and you'll notice that their resemblance is pretty close: Ralph himself is a spot on version of John C. Reilly, while Felix's resemblance to Jack [=McBrayer=] is also pretty spot on. Calhoun looks like a slightly younger version of Jane Lynch (and in an interesting inversion of the trope, [[https://www.moviefone.com/2014/02/11/jane-lynch-wreck-it-ralph-cosplay/ Lynch has subsequently cosplayed Calhoun in real life!]]), and Vanellope von Schweetz is a young caricature of Creator/SarahSilverman.
** While the creators of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' [[WordOfGod openly stated]] that Anna and Elsa have more (respectively) of Kristen Bell's and Idina Menzel's mannerisms and only a few of their features (which is kind of necessary as they are supposed to be sisters), Anna's [[http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/k-NC8gYbRbml.jpg strong]] [[http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/bU98hbAhhBBm69CGiPBioA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/movies/2013-11-27/ef8bbced-23cd-4fbc-aafb-7718140fdcc0_bell-frozen.jpg resemblance]] to Creator/KristenBell is pretty noticeable, including Bell's lazy eye and eyebrows.
** Season 4 of ''Series/OnceUponATime'' became a lengthy crossover with ''Frozen'', showing off flashbacks that expand on the backstory surrounding Anna and Elsa's parents and also Anna and Elsa's relationship following the events of the movie. Because it's live action, this trope is weirdly inverted in ''OUAT'': Georgina Haig is a physical dead ringer for Elsa's animated counterpart. Elsa is a noticeable standout, but the actors who play Anna (Elizabeth Lail), Kristoff (Scott Michael Foster) and Hans (Tyler Jacob Moore) also bear great resemblance to their animated counterparts in both physical appearance and costume compared to the rest of the ''OUAT'' cast.
** In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Creator/JeremyIrons was pleased that he could [[http://www.jeremy-irons.com/press/archive/18.html "see himself"]] in Scar, as animator Andreas Deja watched Irons' movies to incorporate his tics and mannerisms, and the lion's baggy eyes made Scar even closer to the original. And despite being a hornbill, Zazu is ''immediately'' recognizable as RowanAtkinson.
** Justified in the traditional animation/live action crossover of ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', where most of the live-action actors start off as traditionally animated characters in the fairy tale world, although your mileage varies as to how much the animated version of the character matches the actor playing them. Animated Giselle looks more like a generic princess than Amy Adams, but Timothy Spall as Animated Nathaniel is such a ''spot on'' caricature that you know it's him before he can open his mouth. Animated Edward's resemblance to James Marsden and Animated Narissa's resemblance to Susan Sarandon are somewhere in between.
** In ''Disney/BigHero6'', [[spoiler: Fred's father looks like his voice actor, Creator/StanLee.]] Then, Tadashi is basically an animated version of his voice actor, [[http://tadashi-niisan.tumblr.com/post/101948486217/minko-chan-daniel-henney-cap-tadashi Daniel Henney]]. Also, the similarity between Alistair Krei and Creator/AlanTudyk is uncanny.
** In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Gazelle is essentially Shakira as a gazelle. Both of them are pop stars, have blonde curly hair, broad hips, and wear similar outfits. The only difference being Gazelle wears shoes and Shakira DoesNotLikeShoes, ironic as Gazelle is essentially one of the few characters to wear shoes in the film.
** Kuzco, Pacha, Kronk and Yzma in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' all share at least some traits with their voice-actors, although it should be emphasized that Eartha Kitt wasn't [[RunningGag scary beyond all reason]].
** The animators in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' incorporated a lot of Creator/VincentPrice's looks and [[LargeHam mannerisms]] into Ratigan.
* Creator/{{Pixar}}:
** ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'': Creator/SamuelLJackson animated as-is to create Lucius/Frozone. On a side note Mr. Incredible/Bob Parr's facial features are based on a cross between Craig T. Nelson's face and a Greek hoplite's helmet. Although, if you were to look at a picture of Brad Brd as well, you'll notice a lot of similarities to ''him'' as well in Bob.
*** Helen/Elastigirl isn't too far off from Creator/HollyHunter.
*** Gilbert Huph and actor Wallace Shawn look fairly similar, too.
** Wayne Knight as Al in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''. It could be coincidence; either way, it was a character model that seriously suited the character.
** WordOfGod stated on the DVDCommentary of that film notes that Dory from ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' looks an awful lot like Ellen Degeneres, despite being a fish. Once again, it was unintentional, it's just a result of the artists watching the footage of the voice actors and inserting subtle facial expressions, etc. It's noticeable that Gill was created with his voice actor Willem Dafoe's facial scar.
** The opening sentence of Creator/RogerEbert's ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' review:
-->I wouldn't have thought that even in animation a 1951 Hudson Hornet could look simultaneously like itself '''and''' like Paul Newman, but you will witness that feat, and others, in "Cars."
** Joy and Sadness from ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' seem to resemble their actors Amy Poehler and Phylis Smith. Anger, while way too stylized to physically resemble Lewis Black, has all of his characteristic physical gestures and tics that anyone familiar with his stand-up routine would recognize, such as speaking through gritted teeth, angry spastic hand gestures, GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger, and the occasional SlasherSmile.

[[folder:Eastern Animation]]
* Winnie the Pooh in [[Animation/VinniPukh the Soviet adaptation]] bears a strong resemblance to his voice actor Yevgeniy Leonov. [[InnocentBlueEyes Blue-eyed]] thin-necked Piglet also has much resemblance to Iya Savvina (though more common version is that the character is an {{affectionate parody}} on famous Soviet poet Bella Akhmadullina).
* ''Animation/OnceUponADog:'' Wolf's character was redrawn in already drawn scenes to much better the voice of Creator/ArmenDzhigarkhanyan, starting to look much like Dzhigarkhanyan.
* Hare from ''Animation/NuPogodi'' has large blue eyes and pretty feminine features, like Klara Rumyanova. Probably, the backgrounds of HoYay in these series were not so homosexual.

* An odd subversion in ''Anime/FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin''. Gray was voiced by Creator/AlecBaldwin, but looked ''exactly'' like Creator/BenAffleck. Reviewers did not fail to notice this.
** [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TPSVVc7x8-0/TyfeJYyADWI/AAAAAAADMdE/z-cHuL09J9E/s200/2001%2BMing%2BNa%2BWen%252CPeri%2BGilpin%2Bpremiere%2BFinal%2BFantasy%2B02.jpg Peri Gilpin]] does has some resemblance to [[http://cinema.com/image_lib/4267_ff008_thumb.jpg Jane]], while [[http://content.internetvideoarchive.com/content/photos/528/275993_007.jpg Donald Sutherland]] could play a live-action [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Dr._Sid Dr. Sid]] if he shaved his head.
* ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' has Sentinel Prime who looks almost exactly like Creator/LeonardNimoy. (though the artists stated that his appearance is also inspired by Creator/SeanConnery in the '70s)
** ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'' has Ken Watanabe [[http://bwtf.com/files/news/ken-watanabe.jpg as Drift]] (who pushes the CastingGag even further by being a samurai robot) and Creator/JohnGoodman [[http://m.cdn.blog.hu/he/helsing/image/transformers_4_hound_goodman.jpg as Hound]].
* ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' has a dragon voiced by Creator/SeanConnery who uses his expressions and mannerisms in an uncanny way.
* Creator/DreamWorksAnimation:
** Tzipporah's design in ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' was influenced by her voice actor, Creator/MichellePfeiffer.
** From their traditional phase, ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas'' doesn't try to hide [[http://unrealitymag.bcmediagroup.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/untitled-2.jpg the protagonist is]] Creator/BradPitt, [[http://media.theiapolis.com/aR/cDCDCDC/d4/e4/hM8/i1Y8/r1/s1/t4/wG4/z23/photo-18.jpg?cdn=1397309464 his love interest is Catherine Zeta-Jones]], and [[http://media.theiapolis.com/aR/cDCDCDC/d4/e4/hM8/i1Y0/r1/s1/t4/wG4/z23/photo-19.jpg?cdn=1397309463 the villain is Michelle Pfeiffer.]]
** In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', Cameron Diaz (above) said that watching Fiona felt like looking at her brunette (uh, redhead?) sister. Also, Shrek seems to be designed after Chris Farley, who was supposed to voice his before his death.
** ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'' has been criticized for [[UncannyValley taking this method]] UpToEleven, making [[http://www.hollywoodjesus.com/movie/shark_tale/cast_sm.jpg fish with human heads]] that resemble their actors - though the subtler exception are the sharks, which keep fish-like despite features like Creator/RobertDeNiro's [[http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/shark-tale-18.jpg mole]]. In Creator/DougWalker's "Dreamworks-uary" review of the film, he even calls the characters "Will Smith-fish, Jack Black-Shark, Renee Zellweger/Fish, etc." instead of their actual names.
---> '''Doug''': You don't see these characters as actual characters. [[LampshadeHanging You just see the celebrities representing them...]]
** ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'' includes Creator/JerrySeinfeld and Larry King as bees (the latter of which is even called "Bee Larry King"), and a human that is clearly a brunette Renée Zellweger.
** The president in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' greatly resembles a highly caricatured version of his voice actor, Creator/StephenColbert.
** In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', Gerard Butler said "half his career led him to play Stoick" and he could see a lot of himself in [[http://www.watcherswatch.com/pics/gerard_butler_stoick.jpg him]] (particularly the animation), and Jay Baruchel commented on how Hiccup's scrawny frame [[http://www.modny73.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Jay-Baruchel-voices-Hiccup1 made the character closer to himself]].
** Po Ping from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', is basically Jack Black in panda form.
** Played with in ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar''. Despite being a purple octopus with red eyes and a mouthful of crooked teeth, Dave displays some ''very'' Creator/JohnMalkovich-like facial expressions.
* Creator/RobertZemeckis' MotionCapture films:
** ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'', starring Creator/TomHanks, has every single character's face altered to look like Tom Hanks, resulting in a [[UncannyValley very freaky looking]] main character.
** Everyone in the 2007 ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}''. Creator/RayWinstone noted that he loved watching the film because it cut twenty years off him and sent him to the gym, while still being recognizably him.
** In ''WesternAnimation/AChristmasCarol2009'', Scrooge is made to resemble his voice actor Creator/JimCarrey... that is, if Carrey were an old, miserly British man. Even more obvious when the Ghost of Christmas Past has Jim Carrey's ''face''.
* Averted mostly in his early films, but Creator/DonBluth eventually hopped on this bandwagon when UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation was gaining speed. The most notable examples occur in ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'', with Mrs. Toad being mostly modeled after her voice actress, the Spanish actress/guitarist Charo (and jarringly so), and in ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'', where the titular character has a passing resemblance to Creator/MegRyan.
* Done intentionally in ''Westernanimation/RoverDangerfield''; Rover is Rodney Dangerfield a talking dog, no doubt about it.
* Creator/RankinBassProductions:
** Terry-Thomas voices one of the tailors in ''The Daydreamer''. The character is ''far'' stouter than the fairly skinny Thomas, but shares his famed gap-toothed grin. (As does his character Sir Hiss in Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood'', with his forked snake tongue often wiggling through the gap.)
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', the Lady Amalthea has a slight resemblance to her voice actress, Mia Farrow. They share the same sad eyes and head shape.
* There is no denying that Davey in ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights'' is basically just an animated version of Creator/AdamSandler.
* ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' has Creator/AdamSandler as Dracula who is little more than a caricatured version of him but with a funny accent.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndSteveTheHappiestGayCoupleInAllTheWorld'', Condi Ling is basically Creator/MargaretCho.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'', the two forest rangers clearly resemble David Spade and the aforementioned Creator/WhoopiGoldberg.
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}''. Which, to be sure, was kind of the point.
* In a non-animated example, the ''Film/TheGingerdeadMan'' looks exactly like Gary Busey.
* Most of the human characters in ''WesternAnimation/CuriousGeorge'' look startlingly like their voice actors (Maggie ''is'' Creator/DrewBarrymore, Mr. Bloomsberry ''is'' Dick Van Dyke, Junior ''is'' Creator/DavidCross etc). Notable exception: Ted, who looks nothing like Creator/WillFerrell and more like... well... The Man In The Yellow Hat.
* Curious example in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': though Andy Serkis played Gollum even on the set, the CGI design wasn't originally based on him, until in 2001 he was cast to play Sméagol (Gollum's previous self) for a flashback scene in ''Return of the King'', and they redesigned it so they could show the transformation. They weren't in time to change the design for ''Fellowship'' though, but he hardly shows up in four scenes, all of which are in the dark, so it's no big deal.
* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Epic}}'' Queen Tara looks an awful lot like Beyonce.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'':
** President Business is a Lego minifig designed to look as much like Creator/WillFerrell as a minifig can. [[spoiler:This is intentional, as the character is a real world representation of Finn's father, played by Ferrell]].
** Chris Pratt has said in an interview Emmet, despite having the most generic and simplistic face a Lego minifig can have, has some subtle facial features that resemble his own, such as the proportions of the mouth and eyebrows.
* ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' is about a man named Victor Van Dort accidentally marrying a dead woman... but with the character's strong resemblance to his voice actor, it might as well be about Creator/JohnnyDepp marrying a dead woman instead. Also, resemblance to Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter can be seen in both Emily, who Bonham Carter voices, ''and'' Victoria, who is voiced by Creator/EmilyWatson. This is because [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Victoria was originally going to be voiced by Bonham Carter]], and as such was designed to look like her. When Bonham Carter asked to voice Emily instead, Emily was redesigned to look like her as well.
* Julie in ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal2000'', modeled after and voiced by B-movie actress Julie Strain. The same actress is in the same Ink Suit in the game adaptation, [=F.A.K.K.2=].
* Neil [=DeBuck=] Weasel from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse'' is a weasel version of UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson no less.
** And there's a mammoth who is [[Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond Ray Romano]] in pachyderm form.
* The title character of ''Film/TheIncredibleMrLimpet'' looks so much like Don Knotts (who voices him and portrays his human version) that it's almost disquieting.
* Sia's character in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' is basically [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/mlp/images/2/2d/Songbird_Serenade_ID.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160723024154 Sia as a pony.]]
* In ''Film/{{Elf}}'', Leon the Snowman is literally his voice actor Leon Redbone in the form of a snowman, complete with "[his] walking stick".
* The characters in ''WesternAnimation/LovingVincent'' resemble Van Gogh's portraits (which, of course, portrayed real people), but also strongly resemble their actors. Marguerite Gachet in particular more closely resembles Saoirse Ronan than her real-life counterpart.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanReturnOfTheCapedCrusaders'', as befitting it being an animated movie set in the universe of the 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series, sees Batman, Robin, and Catwoman resemble Creator/AdamWest, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar back during the days of the series. Likewise, its sequel ''WesternAnimation/BatmanVsTwoFace'' sees Harvey Dent both before becoming Two-Face and his unscarred side afterward resemble his voice actor, Creator/WilliamShatner, circa ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow'':
** Three Muppet folk singers who appeared in skits on talk shows and the first season were Foam Suit Actor versions of Creator/JimHenson, Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson. In one talk show appearance, the puppeteers wore identical outfits for the interview afterwards.
** In the first couple episodes, the human guest stars were presented with Muppet version of themselves for the closing good-bye. This practice was quickly dropped, possibly due to expense, possibly due to it being slightly creepy. However, a few more people got Muppet lookalikes, both on the Muppet Show and afterwards.
* Cantus the Minstrel in ''Series/FraggleRock'' also looks like Creator/JimHenson.
* [[http://images.wikia.com/muppet/images/f/f9/Stiller.jpg Stiller the Elf]], voiced by Ben Stiller in ''[[Series/SesameStreet Elmo's Christmas Countdown]]''.
* Subverted with Dave the Human in ''The Animal Show with Stinky and Jake'', who's a perfect caricature of Dave Goelz, except Goelz plays Stinky, so Dave the Human is played by Bill Barretta. The "wildife film" inserts of Dave and his family have the real Dave Goelz, though.
* An adaption of ''Music/PeterAndTheWolf'' with [[Series/SpittingImage Fluck and Law puppets]] was narrated by Music/{{Sting}}, with a puppet version appearing on screen.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/BeyondTwoSouls'' entire cast falls under this category, since they have provided the voice, likeness, and full motion-capture performance for their roles.
* [=BioWare=] has been doing this a lot in their games since they started using modern game engines:
** Creator/YvonneStrahovski's character in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Miranda Lawson, is basically her with, um, [[MsFanservice larger assets.]] Originally, Miranda was even a blonde, like her actress, but the team felt the character worked better with [[FemmeFatale black hair]].
** The Illusive Man from the same series looks remarkably similar to Martin Sheen, only a bit younger.
** [[https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/3654243328/h314EF39F/ Seth Green and Joker.]]
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' also adds in Jessica Chobot, a real-life journalist playing fictional journalist Diana Allers, with her actual likeness, and Keith David as Admiral Anderson. [[spoiler:The humanoid version of]] EDI also bears more than a passing resemblance, physically, to voice actress Creator/TriciaHelfer.
** Tallis, from the ''WebVideo/DragonAgeRedemption'' Web Series, is played by Creator/FeliciaDay, who is serving as this for said character in the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' DLC ''Mark of the Assassin''.
** An unintentional example is Bastila Shan from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. When developers realised her official artwork greatly resembled Creator/JenniferHale, they decided to run with the idea and redesign the character to include these similarities.
* Karl Bishop Weyland from ''VideoGame/AliensVsPredator2010'' game was modeled after Creator/LanceHenriksen who played the android Bishop in ''Film/{{Alien}}s'' and Charles Weyland in ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator''.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'':
*** Several of the characters are modeled after their voice actors, most notably Creator/SamWitwer as Galen Marek (when he joined ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' it can be a bit surprising), Nathalie Cox as Juno Eclipse, and Cully Fredrickson as Rahm Kota. As with the above example, it works rather nicely.
*** The use of motion capture to better animate the characters' faces (by capturing the facial expressions of the voice actors) was a huge factor in this.
*** Another notable example is the former Mandalorian turned PsychoForHire Montross from ''Bounty Hunter'' who was rendered in the likeness of Creator/ClancyBrown.
** Ink Suit Acting in Creator/LucasArts games goes all the way back to ''Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight'' with the main characters rendered in the likeness of the actors who portrayed them in the live action cutscenes. Jason Court hasn't been Kyle Katarn's voice actor for everything, but his appearance has continued on through several additional games. On a different note, the TabletopGame/StarWarsCustomizableCardGame's portraits for Talon Karrde and Corran Horn depicted their creators (Timothy Zahn and Michael J. Stackpole) in costume as their characters.
* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'': Eddie Riggs in was deliberately designed to look a bit like Creator/JackBlack, even before it was a done deal that Black was playing him. There's also Music/OzzyOsbourne as the Guardian of Metal, Lemmy as the Kill Master, [[Music/JudasPriest Rob Halford]] as The Fire Baron, Brian Posehn as the Hunter, and Kyle Gass as the neurotic cannoneer.
* ''Franchise/DeadSpace'''s major characters are modeled after their voice actors. Peter Mensah does Hammond, Tonantzin Carmelo does Kendra, Navid Negahban does Mercer, Keith Szarabajka does Kyne and Iyari Limon does Nicole. The biggest exception was Isaac Clarke in the original, who had no dialogue (beyond screaming and grunting) and whose face was only shown at the end. When he [[SuddenlyVoiced started talking]] and showing his face more in ''2'', they changed his model to look much closer to his voice actor, Gunner Wright; and as they recast Nicole, they changed her model to match her new actress, Tanya Clarke.
* Agent 47 in the ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' series of video games is closely modeled on the voice actor portraying him, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bateson David Bateson]]. He was originally considered to play 47 in the ''Film/{{Hitman}}'' movie, but Bateson didn't feel he was athletic enough for the role.
* Most characters in the first few games of ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' are modelled after their voice actors.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** The main characters in the GaidenGame ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' are modeled after their voice actors, who include Creator/NathanFillion, Creator/AlanTudyk, Creator/AdamBaldwin and Creator/TriciaHelfer. This is particularly apparent with Fillion's character Buck, as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I0Qx78nsII here]].
** The female marines in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'' are also modeled to resemble their voice actresses (Creator/MichelleRodriguez and Creator/LauraPrepon).
** Lord Hood originally resembled Creator/RonPerlman (AKA the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' narrator).
** In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', the members of Fireteam Osiris are all modeled to look like their voice actors, with one exception; Jameson Locke was modeled after his original voice actor Creator/MikeColter (who had already portrayed him in the live-action series ''Film/HaloNightfall''), but they had to switch his voice actor to Ike Amadi due to scheduling conflicts with the Marvel Netflix shows ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' (2015) and ''Series/LukeCage2016'' (2016).
** In ''VideoGame/HaloWars2'', Captain Cutter and Professor Anders have been redesigned to look like their new voice actors Creator/GideonEmery and Faye Kingslee.
* ''VideoGame/{{Spyhunter}}: Nowhere to Run'' had Dwayne Johnson, AKA The Rock, provide his voicework and likeness to main character, Alex Decker.
* Many of the "talking heads" in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}'' bear at least some resemblance to their voice actors.
* There's a mod for ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' that replaces Uriel Septim's head with Creator/PatrickStewart's head.
* In ''VideoGame/CrisisCore: VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Genesis was modelled after his Japanese voice actor, {{Gackt}}.
** Bit earlier: Gackt played AS Genesis in the extra ending scene to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII: VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' after collecting all the G-Files[=/=]G-Reports.
* All over the place in ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}''; Agent Gordon is clearly Glenn Morshower, Blackburn is Gideon Emory with shorter hair, Vladimir is Ilia Volok with extra scars...a weird case, though, is Dima, who is modeled after Oleg Taktarov, but ''voiced'' by Andre Sogliuzzo.
* ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'': The four main characters basically look like their voice/mocap actors. Especially Scott Shelby looks exactly the same as the actor who plays him.
* The original ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}'' Trilogy loved this. Japanese Actor Takeshi Kaneshiro was used as the basis (and voice actor) of hero Samanosuke in the first and third games, while Jubei Yagyu in the second was based on the late Yusaku Matsuda. In the third game, Samanosuke is joined by french soldier Jaques Blanc, based off none other than Creator/JeanReno, who also voiced him in the Japanese version (The American version uses a different English voice actor, but keeps Reno's French dialogue).
* ''Franchise/JamesBond''
** EA's ''VideoGame/EverythingOrNothing'' has almost every major character modeled on and voiced by a well known face. While Bond, M, Q, and Jaws resembling Pierce Brosnan, Judi Dench, John Cleese, and Richard Keil was obligatory, Willem Dafoe, Shannon Elizabeth, Heidi Klum and singer Mya all have their respective characters based on them. As a result, EON is often looked upon as the fifth Brosnan Bond movie and his true swan song (it was made after ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' but before he was replaced by Creator/DanielCraig).
** For the remake of ''VideoGame/GoldenEyeWii'', in addition to Daniel Craig lending his likeness to James Bond, Alec, Xenia, and Natalya are modeled after their voice actors.
* ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance2'' features a New York senator named Lieber, which happens to be the real last name of his [[Creator/StanLee actor]].
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'':
** In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' quite a few of the characters are modeled off of their voice actors, including Creator/JamesWoods as MIB Mike Toreno, Creator/DavidCross as [[TheSmartGuy Zero]], Charlie Murphy as Jizzy B, and, perhaps most notably, Creator/SamuelLJackson as [[DirtyCop Officer]] [[BigBad Frank Tenpenny]] who also shares some of the [[ClusterFBomb mannerisms]] Jackson typically has in his other films.
** Music/PhilCollins is the first celebrity to appear AsHimself in the GTA series in ''Vice City Stories''. There is even a mission involving him [[spoiler:where the player must prevent the Forelli mob from sabotaging Phil's concert]].
** In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', Ricky Gervais and Katt Williams appear as themselves for the Split Sides Comedy Club routines (with Frankie Boyle added for the ''Lost and the Damned'' DLC) while former [[UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship UFC]] fighter Bas Rutten appears as a [[TestosteronePoisoning hyper-masculine]] parody of himself in ''The Men's Room'' in-game TV show.
** VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV does this with all of its characters.
* Creator/VinDiesel does this frequently. ''VideoGame/{{Wheelman}}'', for instance, was labelled "Vin Diesel: Wheelman", as a pile of polygons arranged in a not-un-Vin-like shape 'played' Milo Burik, an undercover CIA agent.
* The Beauties in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' are based off the models who performed the motion capture for them.
* Quiet in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' retains the likeness of her motion/voice actress Stefani Joosten, along with Ocelot sharing his features with Creator/TroyBaker.
* ''VideoGame/LANoire'' used MotionScan technology, developed specifically for the game, to fully capture the actors' facial expression. Recognizable actors among the cast include Aaron Staton of ''Series/MadMen'' and John Noble of ''Series/{{Fringe}}''.
* ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty 4]]'' has Staff Sergeant Griggs, who was voiced by, [[TheDanza named]], and modeled after Infinity Ward's lead animator at the time, Mark Grigsby.
* Continued in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'': excluding the "named after" part, it's the same as above for Alex Mason (Sam Worthington), Jason Hudson (Ed Harris), and Joseph Bowman (Music/IceCube).
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'''s entire principle cast falls under this category. Among the actors include Jack Mitchell (Creator/TroyBaker), [[TheDanza Gideon]] (Creator/GideonEmery) and Jonathan Irons (Creator/KevinSpacey).
* Three central characters in the 2012 ''{{VideoGame/Syndicate}}'' reboot look very much like their voice actors Michael Wincott, Rosario Dawson and Brian Cox.
* ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon'' basically let's you play as a super-powered Creator/TroyBaker. Also, Creator/TravisWillingham and Creator/LauraBailey resemble Reggie and Fetch respectively
* Flak in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' appears to be modeled after voice actor Gus Travers. Likewise, James is modeled after Creator/LiamNeeson.
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', [[http://fallout.gamepedia.com/Bruce_Isaac Bruce Isaac]] looks like [[http://www.aveleyman.com/ActorCredit.aspx?ActorID=40041 Gregory Alan Williams]], and [[http://fallout.gamepedia.com/Sunny_Smiles Sunny Smiles]] resembles [[http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/news/4-for-perkins-14 Katherine Pawlak]](when she's not wearing bangs). Likewise for Benny(Creator/MatthewPerry), Mr. House(Rene Auberjonois), The King(James Horan), Nero(Alex Mendoza), Julie Farkas(Laura Bailey), Arcade Gannon(Creator/ZacharyLevi), Colonel Moore(Kirsten Potter), President Kimball(Monte Markham), Chief Hanlon(Kris Kristofferson), Ambassador Crocker(Emerson Brooks), Cass(Rachel Roswell), Caesar (Creator/JohnDoman), Vulpes Inculta(Creator/JasonSpisak), Aurelius of Phoenix(Yuri Lowenthal), Follows Chalk(Christian Lanz), Waking Cloud(Misi Lecube), Trudy(Lora Cain), Doc Mitchell(Michael Hogan), Stella(Eliza Schneider), Father Elijah(Richard Herd), Samuel Cooke(Avery K. Waddell), and the Forecaster(Anthony Crehan), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrP2BbUwraE as seen here]]. And The default male and female Courier faces are modeled after Yuri Lowenthal and Laura Bailey, respectively.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': Dr. Judith Mossman looks very much like Creator/MichelleForbes.
* Michael Rooker, who played Merle Dixon in ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', had his appearance digitized and used in ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDeadSurvivalInstinct'', a video game based on the show continuity, featuring Merle as an important character.
* Basically the entire cast in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry3DantesAwakening'' did both the motion capture for their characters as well as being their voice actors.
* Vaas from ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' is modeled after his voice actor Creator/MichaelMando, who also plays him in live-action promo clips.
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' has appearances by (usually aged-up) versions of several characters from the live-action ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series, with the original ''Trek'' actors voicing the characters. The game started out with Creator/LeonardNimoy as Spock, and so far has added Denise Crosby playing Empress Sela [[spoiler:and a once-again-time-shifted Natasha Yar]], Creator/MichaelDorn playing Ambassador Worf, son of Mogh, and as of Season 10, nearly the entire cast of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' (as well as a few supporting characters) save for Janeway and Chakotay. Also, Captain Va'Kel Shon, CO of the ''Enterprise''-F, is the spitting image of his voice actor Dave Rivas, except Andorian and clean-shaven instead of human with a goatee.
* ''[[{{VideoGame/NeedForSpeed}} Need For Speed: The Run]]'' features accurate CGI representations of Sean Faris and Christina Hendricks, the latter even depicted accurately with regards to her, um, proportions.
* ''VideoGame/RiseToHonor'': Creator/JetLi provided his voice, likeness, and motion capture performance for this 2004 Playstation 2 game.
* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''
** In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', Lady Shiva greatly resembles her voice actress, Creator/KellyHu.
** In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', Catwoman was redesigned to resemble her voice actress, Music/GreyDeLisle.
** In the ISO game ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamUnderworld'', Carmine Falcone resembles his voice actor, Creator/JonPolito, with white hair.
* ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'': Entire cast of characters provide their likeness, voice, and motion capture performances for their roles.
* ''VideoGame/TachyonTheFringe'' stars Creator/BruceCampbell as the voice of protagonist Jake Logan. [[http://www.fangirlmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/tumblr_letbnqlFgC1qbrojso1_1280.png The resemblance]] [[http://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/l/442691-tachyon-the-fringe-windows-screenshot-jake-logan-protagonist.png is uncanny]].
* In ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'', the character Sylens looks exactly like his voice actor, [[Creator/LanceReddick Lance Reddick]], but with a few extra tech additions to his face and body.
* From ''SaintsRowTheThird'' onwards, Johnny Gat is almost a perfect match to his voice actor Daniel Dae Kim.
* ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series:
** James Sunderland, the main character of ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' was modeled after his voice and mocap actor Guy Cihi.
** Claudia Wolf in ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' looks like an older albino version of voice actress Donna Burke, who also voiced and was the design basis for Angela Orosco in the previous game.
** Henry Townshend and Eileen Galvin from ''VideoGame/SilentHill4TheRoom'' are modeled after VA's Eric Bossick and Anna Kunnecke, respectively.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}}'' series is well-known for featuring the likenesses of its voice actors rendered realistically. Many of those actors include veterans of Japanese gangster films, such as Creator/TakeshiKitano and Riki Takeuchi, as well as famous [[UsefulNotes/{{Pornography}} AV actresses]] portraying hostesses.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'''s characters who are modeled after their VA's include the Vault-Tec Rep (Paul Eiding), Nick Valentine (Stephen Russell), Preston Garvey (Jon Gentry), Mama Murphy (Maya Massar), Piper Wright (Courtney Ford), Travis Miles (Brendan Hunt), Magnolia (Creator/LyndaCarter), Desdemona (Claudia Christian), Deacon (Ryan Alosio), Glory (Chelsea Tavares), Tinker Tom (Byron Marc Newsome), Paladin Danse (Creator/PeterJessop), Lancer Captain Kells (Tim Russ), Scribe Haylen (Jan Johns), Conrad Kellogg (Keythe Farley), Unmutated Brian Vergil (Matthew Waterson), Synth Shaun (Aidan Sussman), Father Shaun (Tony Amendola), [=MacCready=] (Matthew Mercer), Liam Binet (Fineas O'Connell), Rex Goodman (Richard Tatum), Swanson (Christopher Salazar), Honest Dan (Jonathan Roumie), Gwen [=McNamara=] (Cindy Robinson), Bobby de Luca (Brandon Bales), and [[TheDanza Cait]] (Creator/KatyTownsend).

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* There are several Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse webcast examples:
** In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' animated webcast "Scream of the Shalka", Creator/RichardEGrant voiced a now non-canonical [[TheNthDoctor ninth incarnation]] of the Doctor who [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100206045424/tardis/images/thumb/6/67/ShalkaDoctor.jpg/566px-ShalkaDoctor.jpg looked almost exactly like him]]. In fact, all the major characters resembled their voice actors; the hope was that the webisode would get enough support to start up the TV show again with that cast, so making the characters look like the actors would make it possible to use the webisode as part of continuity for the new series. As it turns out, that plan fell over, as the renewal of the show had already been announced before it aired.
** Similarly in the webcast "Death Comes To Time". Apart from the Seventh Doctor and Ace (who obviously look like they did in the series), the Minister of Chance (voiced by Creator/StephenFry) looks like [[http://meshyfish.com/~roo/minister.jpg this]].
** In the webcast version of "[[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada}} Shada]]", all of the humanoid guest characters look like the actors who voiced them in the webcast rather than the actors who appeared in the unfinished live-action version. This was because some of the animation was done by rotoscoping to save money.
** In the ''Franchise/BerniceSummerfield'' webcast ''Dead and Buried'', [[http://images.wikia.com/tardis/images/0/06/Benny_torch.png Bernice]] looks quite a bit like her voice acress, [[http://images.wikia.com/tardis/images/8/88/Bernice.jpg Lisa Bowerman]]. But then, she [[http://images.wikia.com/tardis/images/9/94/NA009_loveandwar.jpg always did]], long before Bowerman was cast.
* ''Webcomic/TheBedfellows'' AnimatedAdaptation episode "Next Door" features a vaguely canid-looking Music/AndrewWK, complete with an [[ActorAllusion allusion]] to his infamous "I Get Wet" album cover.
* TheBBC Radio 4 website has [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02cv5cn a trailer]] for the AudioAdaptation of ''Literature/GoodOmens'', featuring comic book panels of the CreatorCameo coppers [[Creator/TerryPratchett Terry]] and [[Creator/NeilGaiman Neil]], looking very much like the writers.
* The ''WesternAnimation/MarvelsSpiderMan'' version of Max Modell resembled a bearded Creator/FredTatasciore.

* Creator/AdamWest on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. In fact, there's [[AdamWesting a whole trope]] for this particular arrangement.
* Gene Belcher from ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' looks like an adolescent version of [[TheDanza Eugene Mirman]]. Not only do they both share the same name, but they both have similar hairdos, builds and complexions.
* Dr. Blight from ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' happens to resemble her voice actress, Meg Ryan.
** Most of the villains resembled their voice actors.
* Creator/RickMoranis in ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh''.
* Creator/JohnCandy in ''Camp Candy''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' does this a ''lot''. Examples: Fred Rogers as an aardvark (or as close to one as the Reads are), [[Music/SimonAndGarfunkel Art Garfunkel]] as a moose, Yo-Yo Ma as a rabbit, Creator/NeilGaiman as a cat.
* Ed Wuncler from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' animated series bears a striking resemblance to his voice actor, Creator/EdwardAsner.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic has multiple examples, many bearing a strong resemblance to him as he looks in real life -- so many that he recently tweeted a collage of most of them, which you can see [[https://twitter.com/alyankovic/status/632644547785297920 here]] [[note]]In his tour for Mandatory Fun, he plays bits of the cartoons in which he has voice acted[[/note]]:
** The creators of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' mentioned that their version of Wreck-Gar's facial features were partially modeled after those of his voice actor, Music/WeirdAlYankovic. Of course, Weird Al is pretty cartoony looking himself. Likewise, The Autobots' human forms in the ''Transformers Animated'' episode "Human Error" all resemble their voice actors Creator/DavidKaye (Optimus Prime), Creator/BumperRobinson (Bumblebee), Creator/BillFagerbakke (Bulkhead), Creator/CoreyBurton (Ratchet), and Creator/JeffBennett (Prowl), respectively.
** Music/WeirdAlYankovic also appeared in ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' as a minstrel at a medieval festival.
** Music/WeirdAlYankovic also provided his voice for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. His character Cheese Sandwich is Weird Al himself as a cartoon pony.
** Music/WeirdAlYankovic has appeared as himself on ''several'' iterations of ScoobyDoo.
** He did voice acting for Dr. Screwball Jones on a 2015 Season 2 episode of ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' and the character design has many Al-like visibe traits.
** He did voice acting for the Probabilitator, the villain from ''Dungeons, Dungeons, and ''More'' Dungeons'' in the season 2 episode of the same name for ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. This is one example that averts the trope. Probabilitator looks less like Al than most of his voice acting guest roles.
* TheSimpsons
** This might be an inversion, but take a look at [[http://i3.digiguide.com/p/0809/12148-DanCastellaneta-12210549310.jpg Dan Castellaneta]] sometime. Even though he is much thinner than Homer, there's no denying the similarity in hairstyle (or lack thereof).
*** The difference is more notable when Creator/DanCastellaneta actually appeared as ''himself'' in a ''Simpsons'' episode. Naturally, Homer mocks him.
*** [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Spinal Tap]] have also been on the show in Ink Suit Actors, just as other bands have, except Spinal Tap are played by actors including Creator/HarryShearer whose cartoon face gets so dominated by the facial hair and wig that he ends up looking nothing like himself.
** The woman who goes on a date with Moe in the "Love-Matic Grampa" segment of the "Spinoff Showcase" episode looks a lot like Creator/TressMacNeille, who voiced her. They mention it in the DVD commentary, so it was probably intentional.
** Creator/TopherGrace voiced Donny, the new kid hired by Skinner to infiltrate Bart's gang, in "The Debarted."
** Creator/SarahSilverman looks an awful lot like Nikki in "Stealing First Base."
** In "Smart and Smarter", Simon Cowell played a character so like himself it was odd to hear him called "Henry". He even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it himself during the credits.
*** Homer's friends [[Creator/JohnWaters John]] and Ray Magini were just as obvious.
** Springfield's sanitation commissioner, Ray Patterson, closely resembles Creator/SteveMartin, his voice actor for his only appearance, "Trash of the Titans."
** Marge's convict friend Dwight bears a close resemblance to Creator/SteveBuscemi, who's a good sport about the other characters calling him "needy and bug-eyed."
*** This doubles as a case of CelebrityParadox, as Buscemi had previously appeared on the show as himself.
** Larry Burns ''is'' Rodney Dangerfield.
** Creator/StephenColbert is one of several guest stars on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' not to play himself, but life coach Colby Krause does have the same hair, voice, glasses and fashion sense.
** Also Creator/RickyGervais as Charles in "Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife". Gervais also wrote the episode and Charles is somewhere between a archetypical Ricky Gervais character and a SelfParody thereof.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' often had stars with slightly-altered names ("Ann Margarock", et al), though this shades over into Simpson-like Special Guest territory since the characters were so blatantly their actors.
** Fred Flintstone was drawn to closely resemble original voice actor Alan Reed. This becomes obvious when one compares Reed's cameo appearance in ''Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys'', which was released the same year ''The Flintstones'' debuted on TV. Wilma [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_hfirdv34n7A/TH4oqxwxM0I/AAAAAAAAGNM/PbUd_f5z4AI/s1600/FRED+WILMA.jpg looked a lot]] like her original portrayer, Jean Vander Pyl (who also had red hair).
* Ricardo Montalban as Armando Gutierrez in ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''. [[ActorAllusion He even quotes some of his old lines]] from ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''.
** Cosgrove ''is'' Ed Asner.
*** Disturbingly enough, so does Granny Goodness, [[LarynxDissonance played by Asner]] in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. Even more disturbingly, if you read the original Creator/JackKirby comics, you'll see that it's not that much of a stretch to make Granny look like Creator/EdAsner.
** Dr. Mystico looks a ''lot'' like Creator/TimCurry.
** Professor Jones looks like Jonathan Harris -- and he's [[{{Expy}} essentially]] [[Series/LostInSpace Dr. Smith]] (people even [[ActorAllusion ask if he was in the show with the robot]]).
** Plus Ben Stein in the role of H.A. Futterman, the man who explains RelaxOVision.
*** Ben Stein's characters always look like Ben Stein.
** These are probably LampshadeHanging, considering the kind of show ''Freakazoid'' was.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** Avery Bullock, Stan's egocentric and somewhat incompetent boss, is so similar to acclaimed Creator/WilliamShakespeare[=/=]''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Star Trek]]'' actor Creator/PatrickStewart that it becomes a joke to see an obviously British individual in charge of an '''American''' national security agency. This was [[LampshadeHanging made even more obvious]] in an episode where the character attracted a short-lived [[spoiler: (literally -- he later kills her when she approaches him from behind and his [[DamnYouMuscleMemory combat instincts kick in]])]] girlfriend with his "sexy accent". Creator/SethMacFarlane has claimed that one of the challenges of scripting the character is getting Patrick Stewart to [[TypeCasting act completely out of type]]. Possibly the best success he's had is simply [[RefugeInAudacity having Patrick Stewart say the word "reacharound"]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7EJU3i8CxQ This]] is a video of Scott Grimes singing on a public-access talent show in 1986, at around age 14. Put a pair of glasses on him, and he practically ''is'' a live-action Steve Smith.
** Played straight with Principal Lewis who is an animated version of Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson.
** Other examples are Creator/ForestWhitaker and Creator/CeeLoGreen's guest appearances.
* The Warden of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' looks suspiciously like his voice actor, David Wain. All he's really missing is the suit/hat combo and the yellow tint on his glasses.
** Oddly, when he ''does'' get [[MediumBlending medium blended]] into live-action (at the end of "Dream Machine"), he's instead portrayed by the lead singer of the band Les Savy Fav.
** In an earlier episode of ''Wainy Days'', David Wain first ends up in prison, then appears dressed very similarly like the Warden. Draw your own conclusions.
** In the second season episode "Ghosts", Creator/JohnWaters voices some Aztec shaman that looks like him.
* Many characters (usually the narrators and main characters) in the mostly stop-motion [[Creator/RankinBassProductions Rankin/Bass]] holiday specials of the '60s and '70s were modeled after their voice actors. An example is Burl Ives as Sam the Snowman, in ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'', so much so that Ives is now more famous for that role than for his folksinging or his Oscar-winning turn in ''The Big Country'', even though he only provides a voice here. Look at a picture of the guy, and then at the snowman, and you'll see why people think of the snowman as ''being'' him rather than simply being played by him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' had a few examples.
** In the episode "Tiny Toon Music Television", the segment "Just Say Julie Bruin" featured a buxom FunnyAnimal version of Julie Brown in a parody of her MTV show who was voiced by ''another'' Julie Brown (American comedienne, singer, songwriter, etc) but not the British Actress that was on MTV. In the same episode, a Music/TheyMightBeGiants song is played by Plucky and Hamton -- both redrawn to be caricatures of the two Johns. Flansburgh, who is somewhat heavyset, was apparently offended at being drawn as a pig. In the DVD commentary he wondered why he only watched it once, and on seeing it again commented that was why.
** The first segment of the episode "New Character Day" had The Roches, a musical group consisting of three sisters, play themselves as anthropomorphic roaches.
* This was the original plan for ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey". The Gnome was to have been voiced by Creator/JackBlack, and was even physically based on him, though by the time recording came around, Jack Black was too busy to do his part, so they found the PoorMansSubstitute in the form of Jess Harnell, making it into NoCelebritiesWereHarmed.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Stripperella}}'' looks like her voice actress Pamela Anderson. Given that a major part of this series is about a well-endowed stripper turned crime-fighting ActionGirl...
* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'' most of the celebrity cameos are playing people, be it other celebrities, established ''South Park'' characters or new characters, who look nothing like themselves. The exception is Creator/GeorgeClooney, who voices Dr. Gouache, who bears a resemblance to Clooney. This may be because Dr. Gouache is a parody of Clooney's character Dr. Ross on ''Series/{{ER}}''.
* The creators of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' admitted that they created the character of "Motor Ed" to look and act like John [=DiMaggio=] because they thought his off-mike personality had great comedy potential.
** And Ricardo Montalban gets his usual treatment as Senor Senior Sr.
*** Creator/AdamWest was clearly the visual model for the Adam West {{expy}} Timothy North, aka The Fearless Ferret. The whole ep was an AffectionateParody of the '60s TV ''Series/{{Batman}}'', with West playing a delusional actor who thought he was the superhero he played and roped Ron into taking on the role as well.
** Cheese and crackers, Barkin looks a lot like Creator/PatrickWarburton.
** Monique bears more than a passing resemblance to Creator/RavenSymone.
* There's a whole ''mess'' of this on ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'':
** [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/70/Drv65.jpg Dr. Venture]], [[http://billf.reallifehosting.com/billf/images/urbanidevo.jpg James Urbaniak]].
** [[http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/brock2004812-05_1092303677.jpg Brock Samson]], [[http://gloobts.com/site/images/stories/lomo/patrick_warburton.jpg Patrick Warburton]].
** [[http://www.venturebroswiki.com/vbw2/images/e/e4/Impossible.jpg Professor Impossible]], [[http://darkentriesdjd.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/stephen-colbert.jpg Stephen Colbert]].
** Inverted with hetero (they maintain) life/business partners Pete White and Billy Quizboy look more than a little like creators Doc Hammer and Chris [=McCulloch=] (AKA Jackson Publick), with added physical deformities. An inverted example because each character is voiced by the OTHER voice actor.
* Bruce Timm's toy store owner in the Gray Ghost episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. This episode also featured [[AdamWesting Adam West as an actor who can't get work because he was typecast by a costumed crime fighter show he did decades ago]].
** As the series itself wore on the characters started to resemble their voice actors more and more, it doesn't hurt that some of them already looked similar to those playing them, special mention goes to Richard Moll and Harvey Dent/Two-Face, Music/PaulWilliams as The Penguin, and Creator/RonPerlman as Matt Hagan/Clayface.
** Harley Quinn, the Joker's lovable henchwoman, was based on her voice-actress, Creator/ArleenSorkin. The producers are apparently amazed that she still talks to them.
* A debatable case: is Amanda Waller in the DCAU modeled on actress C.C.H. Pounder, or is it just that to get the right voice they needed an actress the same physical type as the character.
** ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' has the most celebrity guest stars of the entire DCAU, all of whom bare a striking resemblance; Shaquille O'Neal, AJ Mclean, Karl Malone, and Li'l Romeo. The villain Replikon also resembles his voice actor, the rapper Coolio.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode "The Mirror", the [[spoiler: gargoyles' human forms]] were made to resemble their voice actors according to [[WordOfGod Greg Weisman]].
** ''Gargoyles'' also based Elisa Maza's appearance on voice actress Salli Richardson. Yes, there is a real woman who looks and sounds exactly like Elisa Maza. Recursive PerverseSexualLust?
** David Xanatos looks very similar to his voice actor Creator/JonathanFrakes, though WordOfGod says this is a coincidence, as Xanatos was designed before Frakes was cast..
** Hudson, for a gargoyle, loosely resembles his voice actor Creator/EdAsner.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has Coltrane, who debuts without a voice in "The Best Lazy Day" as the guitarist in Jeremy's band and an apparent love interest to Stacy. Later, shortly after Corbin Bleu became his voice actor, Coltrane reappeared with a new look that gave him better resemblance to Corbin.
** In addition, the manager of the Hawaiian hotel is modeled after Phill Lewis, who voices him. (Also an ActorAllusion, since the character is basically [[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Mr Moseby]].)
** In the episode "Live and Let Drive", The guys from the UK version of ''TopGear'' make an appearance They even matched a typical wardrobe for the guys. Hammond is wearing a dark suit jacket over a white button up shirt, Clarkson has tan suit jacket and white shirt, and James May is wearing a loud Hawaiian shirt. An image can be seen [[http://fiz-x.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/The-Top-Gear-boys-on-Phineas-and-Ferb..jpg here]]
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''' Elmer Fudd briefly went through this in the early 1940s, when he was redesigned to be more portly like his voice actor, Arthur Q. Bryan. He was also the voice and model for the hotel guest in ''WesternAnimation/APestInTheHouse''.
** Creator/JuneForay provided the voice of Witch Hazel, and she was used as the model for Hazel's beautified form at the end of ''Broom-Stick Bunny''.
** The 1940 short ''Africa Squeaks'' features a parody of bandleader Kay Kyser called "Cake-Icer", and they actually got the Ol' Professor to voice himself.
** The 1959 short ''The Mouse That Jack Built'' had the cast of ''Radio/TheJackBennyProgram'' playing animated mouse versions of themselves.
* Four on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': Teen pop idol Chip Skylark is Music/{{NSYNC}} member Chris Kirkpatrick in animated form. Norm the Genie is modeled after, [[TheDanza named after]], and voiced by former ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' member [[Creator/NormMacDonald Norm [=MacDonald=]]]. Superhero "The Crimson Chin" is modeled after and voiced by Jay Leno, whose most prominent feature is his chin. Finally, Dr. Rip Studwell looks like Creator/ButchHartman, the series creator who also does his voice.
** Technically five, counting the Head Pixie, played the aforementioned Ben Stein (also a partial subversion, since he plays all the pixies).
*** Six, considering that Timmy's dad looks so much like Creator/DaranNorris, that they got him to play the role [[Film/AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner in live action]].
* Possibly Ricky Tomlinson as Santa in ''WesternAnimation/RobbieTheReindeer''. Or it could just be that an overweight guy with a beard is inevitably going to look a ''bit'' like Ricky Tomlinson...
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "Flash and Substance," Creator/MarkHamill voices the Trickster, a [[Franchise/TheFlash Flash]] villain modeled on the actor who played him in the 1990s live-action series -- Creator/MarkHamill. The Trickster being an expy of sorts for the Joker. Who in the wider DC Animated Universe is played by (you guessed it) Mark Hamill.
** Just to tie it all together, his live-action performance as the Trickster played a big part in him getting the later role.
** His henchman King of the Royal Flush Gang from "Wild Cards" bears a resemblance to his voice actor ''Creator/ScottMenville''.
* Ricardio on ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is a rather creepy-looking example. Just takes Creator/GeorgeTakei's face with extreme detail and put it onto a cartoon heart.
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'''s numerous celebrity guest stars occasionally played themselves, but whether or not they did, their characters looked like them the majority of the time.
** John Redcorn was also reportedly modeled on Victor Aaron, his original voice actor.
** Octavio is essentially an animated clone of his voice actor, Creator/DannyTrejo.
* TheNarrator and title character of ''WesternAnimation/WilloTheWisp'' looks a lot like Kenneth Williams.
* Richard Simmons as Coach [[PunnyName Salmons]] in ''WesternAnimation/FishHooks''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'', Larry Hardcore/The Pusher ''is'' Creator/JackBlack.
* In ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', the gang's teacher, Mr. Simmons, is a dead ringer for his voice actor, [[Series/{{Frasier}} Dan Butler]]. This is especially noticeable because the show has an extremely idiosyncratic character design, to say the least.
* Creator/JasonGriffith of Creator/FourKidsEntertainment fame has joked that all of the voice cast for ''WesternAnimation/{{Chaotic}}'' look like their characters.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheThirteenGhostsOfScoobyDoo'' features Creator/VincentPrice as "Vincent Van Ghoul", a sorcerer drawn as a near-exact likeness, possibly also capitalising on Price's resemblance to ComicBook/DoctorStrange.
** WesternAnimation/TheNewScoobyDooMovies used a number of celebrities in cartoon form, most notably Don Knotts (although Don Adams and Sonny and Cher aren't the most likely people to be seen on screen with Mystery Inc. either). Season two of Hanna-Barbera's ''Wait Till Your Father Gets Home'' had guest stars in cartoon form as well.
** WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndKissRockAndRollMystery features this for {{Music/Kiss}}.
** Frank Welker, Nicole Jaffe, and Stefanianna Christopherson bore more than passive resemblances to the characters they originated on the original ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' (Fred, Velma, and Daphne respectively). Nicole Jaffe in particular would have looked just like her character if she didn't dye her hair blonde or wear contacts (notably, she even wore her hair in the classic bob style at the time as well). Also, Velma's quirk of loosing her glasses was even based on a real incident involving Jaffe that occurred during an early table read.
* Many of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' cast happen to look like the characters they played. They commented on this on a documentary they did for the Disney Channel.
* According to the Audio Commentary, Eunice from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Proposition Infinity" is modelled after the episode's director Crystal Chesney-Thompson. The brief on the character apparently was that she should look "girly, but nerdy." Animator's response? "Oh, she should look like Crystal then!"
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', Allison Mack voice acts for a character that looks exactly like her. Doubles as ActorAllusion because the character's name is [[Series/{{Smallville}} Clea]]
* Now-cancelled Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger project ''WesternAnimation/TheGovernator'' blends this with NoCelebritiesWereHarmed, as the main character ''is'' a fictionalized version of his voice actor (basically Arnold if he decided he wanted to be [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]])--but animated versions of Schwarzenegger's wife and children, who ''aren't'' in the acting business, will also be featured. Alas, the project was shelved due to Arnold's troubles in his personal life.
* Benny the Ball in ''WesternAnimation/TopCat'', voiced by Maurice Gosfield, is modelled on Private Doberman in ''Series/ThePhilSilversShow'' ... [[CastingGag played by Maurice Gosfield]].
* [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Warner Bros. cartoons]] did this a lot, probably reaching its zenith in Tex Avery's 1941 short "Hollywood Steps Out."
* [[TheDanza Cree Lincoln]] from ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' bears some resemblance to her voice actress and namesake Creator/CreeSummer, even with a similar hairstyle.
* Zhao from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' looks quite a bit like his voice actor, Creator/JasonIsaacs. Co-creator Micheal Dante [=DiMartino=] confirmed in an [[http://tv.ign.com/articles/818/818284p1.html interview]] that when creating Zhao, he was inspired by Isaacs performance as a villain in ''Film/ThePatriot''. He asked the casting director to get "someone like Jason Isaacs" for the role, and she ended up getting Isaacs himself instead.
* Tooley, the DumbMuscle [[TheDragon Dragon]] in ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'' looks quite a bit like his actor Jim Breuer. Tennie, the WrenchWench looks a bit like her voice actress Aimee Garcia even commenting "[[https://twitter.com/Aimee_Garcia/status/275724508193775616 I was so flattered [creator Chris Prynoski] made her look like me and even gave her my freckles!]]"
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy's designs are caricatures of their voice actors Creator/ErnestBorgnine and Tim Conway, particularly of their roles in ''Series/McHalesNavy''.
** While Spongebob wasn't really designed to look like Creator/TomKenny, his thick-rimmed glasses were supposedly based off of Kenny's own pair.
* Bud Abbott voiced a direct animated adaptation of himself for the 1966 ''Creator/AbbottAndCostello'' cartoons, while Stan Irwin substituted for the late Lou Costello.
* Creator/JonLovitz as Jay Sherman in ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic''.
* Baileywick in ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' is a dead ringer for [[Series/ProjectRunway Tim Gunn]] (and no prizes for guessing who provides the voice).
* In ''WesternAnimation/The7D'', the main antagonist, Hildy Gloom, bears more than a passing resemblance to her actress Kelly Osbourne, especially the purple hair.
* Asami Sato in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is a cartoonified Seychelle Gabriel with the lips of Lust from ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist''. Similarly, when Zaheer (the ArcVillain of Book 3) shaves his head and beard he resembles his voice actor Music/HenryRollins.
* This is what Harley Quinn was, originally, in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. No, seriously. Her inspiration came from an episode of ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' where Creator/ArleenSorkin, Harley's VA, dressed as a SexyJester in a dream sequence, and Harley was designed to resemble that role. Sorkin would, in effect, portray her this way until retiring in 2011.
* In the Rankin Bass adaption of ''TheEmperorsNewClothes'', Danny Kay's character Marmaduke is made to look like Kay.
* The ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' WholeEpisodeFlashback has Reggie, Muscle Man's college acquaintance, who looks like Danny Cooksey did as a teenager, specifically in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''.
** In the episode "Benson's Suit", Creator/TravisWillingham voices a villain named Rich Steve, who could be his cartoon counterpart (albeit with longer hair).
* In ''WesternAnimation/RandyCunninghamNinthGradeNinja'', Coach Green looks almost exactly like Creator/JohnOliver. Debbie Kang also bears more than a passing resemblance to Creator/PiperCurda.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' has Gus, the otherworldly bartender who's voiced and modeled after Creator/DavidLynch.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' has their incarnation of Casey Jones look eerily similar to his voice actor, [[Series/DrakeAndJosh Josh Peck]], although this may be a subversion, because while this Casey Jones is considered UglyCute at worst (if not downright {{Adorkable}} at best), Josh is considered, well, ''[[MrFanservice cute]]'' [[MrFanservice cute]].
* Rachel Wilson, who provided voice acting for Heather from "WesternAnimation/TotalDrama" looks [[http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BOTAyMzk2NzY4NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzY5OTIwMg@@._V1_UY317_CR20,0,214,317_AL_.jpg quite similar]] to the character she is portraying.
* In ''WesternAnimation/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Peter's father J'son looks like an animated version of his voice actor Creator/JonathanFrakes, specifically from Frakes' [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Will Riker]] period.
* Done completely intentionally in ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', the only real differences being that cartoon Jackie is younger and the stunts are ''slightly'' more over-the-top. The opening sequence even has Jackie shift back and forth between cartoon and live-action.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' sees the Everywhere Man, his love interest Clea, and Mirror Master look like their respective voice actors, Creator/BrandonRouth (albeit with red hair), Creator/AllisonMack, and John Larroquette.
* ''WesternAnimation/MightyMagiswords'': Creator/JimCummings voices a minor character named Buford, who [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/mighty-magiswords/images/e/e9/Buford.PNG/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/200?cb=20161109054338 looks quite a bit like him too]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'', not only does Luna Loud look somewhat like [[Creator/NikaFutterman Nika]] [[https://twitter.com/nfutterman/status/602110341275787265 Futterman]], but this piece of fan artwork, [[http://www.funnyjunk.com/channel/loudhouse/The+sisters+their+voice+actors/igMlLvt/ showing caricatures of the voice actresses behind Lincoln's sisters dressed as said characters]], shows that Luna is basically a younger Nika.
* Sabrina Raincomprix from ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' could also be Creator/MarieveHerington as a teenager, given how strong their resemblance is.
* The character [[http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/_img/chars/gearhead-rick-and-morty-2.81.jpg Gearhead]] (a.k.a. Revolio Clockberg Jr.) from ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' looks very similar to his voice actor, [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTcwMDI1MTY2NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDk0NDAwMg@@._V1_UX214_CR0,0,214,317_AL_.jpg Scott Chernoff]].
* ThunderbirdsAreGo: GadgeteerGenius Tycho Reeves from the episode Hyperspeed looks exactly like his voice actor, DavidTennant.


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* * In the MAndMs commercials, the Red M&M looks uncannily like Creator/BillyWest.


[[folder: Anime ]]

* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s CorruptCorporateExecutive Gato resembles his English-dub voice actor, Creator/FredTatasciore.
* Creator/DavidKaye bears quite a resemblance to [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Treize Khushrenada]]. It's kind of scary.
* Creator/ToddHaberkorn looks coincidentally similar to [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Ling Yao]]. Actually, he probably noticed, since he later cosplayed as Ling at Anime Central 2010.
* Guts from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' looks kind of like his English-dub voice actor, Creator/MarcDiraison.
* [[http://myanimelist.net/character/55091/Sachiko_Hirokouji Sachiko]] in ''Anime/FromUpOnPoppyHill'' does look quite a bit like Creator/AubreyPlaza.
* [[https://cdn.anisearch.de/images/character/cover/full/0/411.jpg Alexander Anderson]] from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' kinda resembles his English dub voice actor, [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMTkwODg5NjM4OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNzEwNDcy._V1_UY317_CR20,0,214,317_AL_.jpg Steven Brand]].
* Oddly, ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'''s Kari [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130209154842/disney-fan-fiction/images/c/c9/Kari_kamiya.jpg resembles]] her English speaking VA, [[http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j89/darkorion_98/actress/larajill.jpg Lara Jill Miller]].
* While we don't know if it's a coincidence or not, Asuka from ''VideoGame/SenranKagura'' resembles quite a lot like her voice actress, Creator/HitomiHarada, except Harada being flat-chested compared with Asuka. In a gravure session, she even weared the same ''bikini'' Asuka uses in the games, and with the same ponytail as well.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has a purely unintentional example that appeared in the English dub. Interviews have stated that Sayaka Miki is a lot like Creator/SarahWilliams as a teenager.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Android 18 looks a lot like her English voice actress Meredith [=McCoy=].
* Creator/BryanMassey is a dead ringer for Ladd Russo from ''[[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} Baccano!]]'', whom he voices.


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* [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Mr. Incredible's]] [[BadBoss unsympathetic boss]] looks like his German-dub voice actor, Herbert Feuerstein. [[http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/6/10/128891313923157255.jpg The similarity is striking.]]
* Carl Fredericksen from ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' is based on both Spencer Tracy and Walter Matthau, but still manages to look like a caricature of Creator/EdAsner. Not that Asner wasn't put into Carl: Pixar's crew declared that the title character of ''Series/LouGrant'' (also played by Asner) was an influence in the character, and Carl's lines were tailored for the actor.
* Charming from the ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' franchise greatly resembles Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, particularly during the first season of ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
* Creator/TimBurton claims this is what happened with the designs of Emily and Victor in ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' -- the original sketches just happened to resemble Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter and Creator/JohnnyDepp somewhat. Then again, considering that both end up in most of his films anyway...
* Daniel Logan played a young Boba Fett in ''[[Film/AttackOfTheClones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones]]''. He has since grown up to a young adult with an uncanny resemblance to Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett, Boba Fett's father and progenitor, in ''Clones''.
* In the German dub of ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', Vanellope looks a lot like her voice actrss, Anna Fischer.


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* The design used for the robots in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Robots of Death" involves a mask that looks like a stylisation of Miles Fothergill, the actor playing the main villainous robot in the story, S7 - down to his distinctive hairline. There's no evidence that this was intentional.
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
** Creator/CharlieCox is a dead ringer for the comics renderings of Matt Murdock, aside from the lack of red hair.
** Creator/DeborahAnnWoll bears some level of resemblance to the comics version of Karen Page.
** Aside from being a lot lighter in weight, Creator/VincentDOnofrio is a dead-ringer for [[ComicBook/TheKingpin the comics version]] of Wilson Fisk.
* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': Oscar Clemons is a very unique case. In the ''Punisher'' comic that he made his debut in, he was sketched with the likeness of Creator/MorganFreeman. The casting crew for ''Jessica Jones'' picked Clarke Peters, who is similar in appearance, to play Clemons.
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Cassius Romero, who voices Negan in the Brazilian Portuguese dub of the series, looks so much like Creator/JeffreyDeanMorgan, the actor who portrays him.

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* The original concept images of Starkiller in ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed'' ([[http://yfrog.com/iycomparezj a capture of the graphic novel possibly using the old designs]]) looked remarkably like Creator/SamWitwer before he was ever part of the project. A friend of Sam's who was working on the game noticed the similarities and suggested Sam for the part. Once he got it, they redesigned Starkiller to look even more like him. Sam tells the story [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36XhAAiTqWY here at 2:57]].
* Roxas and Ventus have an uncanny resemblance to Jesse [=McCartney=], their voice actor in the English dub of the ''KingdomHearts'' series.
* In ''Franchise/MetalGear'', Solid Snake actually looks kind of like his English voice actor, Creator/DavidHayter. Heck, they even have the same first name. Also, Paul Eiding bears a good resemblance to his character, Colonel Campbell.
* In ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'', Samus's face bears a resemblance to Jessica Martin, her American voice actress. She looks even more like Samus with her hair dyed blonde.
* From ''VideoGame/{{Wet}}'', Rubi Malone bears quite the resemblance to her voice actor, Creator/ElizaDushku. Funnily enough, one of the characters she played, [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Faith,]] refers to wet works and assassinations in the comic continuity, which is basically Rubi's gig.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' has DLC called Escalation. As well as five new maps there's something called [[VideoGame/NaziZombies Call of the Dead]], which has the vocal talents of Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, Creator/DannyTrejo, Creator/RobertEnglund and [[Series/TheWalkingDead Michael Rooker]]. [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer With the possible exception of Englund]], [[Film/{{Machete}} they're playing as their most famous characters]].
* In ''VideoGame/SpyHunter 2'', Vanessa Duvelle is modeled after [[TheDanza Vanessa Carlton]], the singer of the game's theme song, but voiced by someone else.
* Umberto Robina resembles his voice actor Creator/DannyTrejo in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' and its prequel ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories Vice City Stories]]''. Vice City Stories also has an ink suit version of singer Music/PhilCollins who takes part in several missions.
* Sander Cohen of ''VideoGame/BioShock1'' fame, though based on Dali, bears an eerie resemblance to Jeffrey Combs.
* The Scout from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' looks a bit like his voice actor [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYtPNUHJ7BM&t=0m41s Nathan Vetterlein]] (Link NSFW)
* Sheva Alomar in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', although modeled after Michelle van der Water, somewhat resembles voice actress Karen Dyer.
* Rikku in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX-2'' bears a strong resemblance to her English dub voice actress Creator/TaraStrong. As Strong was cast long after the initial development stage, it was almost certainly a coincidence.
* Balthier in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' resembles his voice actor Creator/GideonEmery. Emery has stated that he'd [[http://sentientonline.net/?p=1231 jump at the chance to play Balthier in live action]].
* Meanwhile, in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', both Creator/TroyBaker and Creator/AliHillis look quite similar to their characters [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/Troy-Baker-383070146 Snow]] & [[http://finalfantasyandnerdiness.tumblr.com/post/78646956477/viamadlucem Lightning]]. Hillis herself even said when she first met Baker during the voice recording of the game, her immediate thought was "Is this guy Snow?"
* While Morrigan in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is based on a model named Victorria Johnson, it wouldn't be a stretch to think that Claudia Black was an inspiration for the character's appearance. It's not as apparent when she appears in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' though.
* People have noticed that in the ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' Sonya Blade strongly resembles her actress, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, from the [[Film/MortalKombat first movie]]. This may even be considered HeartwarmingInHindsight and an unintentional TakeThat to those who criticized the actress for not being "hot" enough to portray the character.
* Many people, including the voice actor himself, has pointed out how Marcus Fenix from ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' looks a lot like his Mexican dub voice actor, Sebastian Llapur, from the Mexican dub of that game.


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* For a period of time, [[WebVideo/FreemansMind Ross Scott]] looked almost exactly like [[VideoGame/HalfLife Gordon Freeman]], though [[https://youtu.be/BMSCAlv4ZsU?t=10s that's no longer the case]].
-->'''Ross:''' [[CaptainObvious Been savin' a lot of money on haircuts since then.]]


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'':
** The characters were based on local people that the creators knew, but some ended up looking like their voice actors anyway, like Malory and Lana.
** It's also hard to say how much of a coincidence it is that Len Trexler looks so much like Creator/JeffreyTambor.
** Creator/KariWahlgren also plays one of these in season 2.
* David Xanatos, the main villain in Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', clearly resembles his voice actor, Creator/JonathanFrakes. According to the official FAQ, however, the character's appearance was settled before Frakes was cast.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman]]'' does not resemble Creator/KevinConroy. Kevin Conroy just happens to look like Batman.
* Likewise, Creator/TimDaly looks like he could play ''[[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Superman]]'' in live-action.
** So does Creator/PatrickWarburton, who voiced {{Superman}} in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-uQROMtoGc some]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WPQPLB_fJA American Express commercials]].
* It's unclear whether it was intentional, but Music/GreyDeLisle looks a ''lot'' like Azula in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', what with the soft black hair and signature red lips. The only difference is that Azula is from the Fire Nation, who are modeled after East Asians. (Oh, and Azula is a teenager.)
* In ''WesternAnimation/WingCommanderAcademy'', the animated Admiral Tolwyn bears a close resemblence to Creator/MalcolmMcDowell, who voiced the character, and also played the live action version of the character in ''VideoGame/WingCommander III'' and ''Wing Commander IV''/
* The main six kids in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' eerily resembled their voice actors (though it was coincidental). Creator/AshleyJohnson (Gretchen) lampshaded this in the DVD bonus features to ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut''. For example, Gus was a dead ringer for his voice actor, Courtland Mead, with the sole exception that the latter didn't wear glasses. T.J. was this even moreso for his second voice actor, Andrew Lawrence (brother of Joey).
* ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'':
** Despite the baldness, Tenzin of ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' bears a striking resemblance to his voice actor, Creator/JKSimmons.
** Asami Sato is exactly a cartoon version of actress Seychelle Gabriel (which is funny if you remember her actress played the [[Film/TheLastAirbender live action version]] of Yue, the animated character she looks nothing like)
** Kuvira looks freakishly like actress Creator/ZeldaWilliams, all except for the beauty mark on her cheek -- but Williams has noted in interviews that her mom has a mark just like that in the same spot. It's surprising to find this is unintentional, given that [[Creator/RobinWilliams her father]] is basically the TropeCodifier (see the Disney folder).
* A large number of guest stars during later seasons of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', including but not limited to Rip Taylor, Ray Jay Johnson, and Eddie Lawrence doing his "Old Philosopher" routine in cat form. Most notable was adding Aloysius, a pastiche of voicing comedian Kevin Meaney (right down to his catchphrase, "That's not right!"), as a recurring character on U.S. Acres.
* Creator/RonPerlman, who voiced Slade/Deathstroke in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', looks very similar to Deathstroke's alter-ego in the comics.
* Creator/MattLanter, a.k.a. Anakin Skywalker in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', looks very similar to his character.
** So does Creator/StephenStanton (Captain Tarkin). Stephen took it one step further: In Star Wars Celebration VI, he actually cosplayed as Captain Tarkin.
* [[WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters Ray Stantz]] is one for Creator/FrankWelker.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' has The Queen Of Night, who bears a striking resemblance to her voice actress (and also the series' creator), Britt Allcroft.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'': MadScientist Dr. Mystico looks a lot like his voice actor Creator/TimCurry, if somewhat bulkier.
* Robin Kohn, who voiced [[{{ComicStrip/Peanuts}} Lucy]] for most of the early '70s, (most notably in ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownThanksgiving'') looked [[http://noblemania.blogspot.com/2014/06/peanuts-interview-robin-kohn-glazer.html a lot like her]]. She was even told it was one of the reasons she got the role.