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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; [[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 [[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 ''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 ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.

Elements of actors' mannerisms and personality are often worked into their characters; while filming ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'', for example, 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. For bonus celebrity fanservice, see also HeyItsThatVoice.

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[[folder:Anime]]
* Emporio Ivankov from ''OnePiece'' is based off an acquaintance of Oda's. Said acquaintance ends up voicing Ivankov in the anime, [[TheOtherDarrin initially, before]] [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor erratic behavior took him out of the picture]].
* 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 is a bit of a subversion -- 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'' looks like [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nabeshin42.jpg Nabeshin]].
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Ultimate Nick Fury of ''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 ''{{Ultimate X-Men}}''. 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 {{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.
* After becoming a DracoInLeatherPants and [[EnsembleDarkhorse arguably the second most popular person]] out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki got a new comic, ''Loki: Agent of Asgard,'' and a new face, which borrows heavily from Creator/TomHiddleston.
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[[folder:Eastern Animation]]
* Winnie The Pooh in [[VinniPukh the Soviet adaptation]] bears a strong resemblance to his voice actor Yevgeniy Leonov.
* FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin (technically not anime, technically not Western Animation): Features photo-real (by late-1990s standards) representations of Alec Baldwin, Peri Gilpin, James Woods and Donald Sutherland. Averted, however, with regards to lead character Aki Ross, who despite the first name suggesting otherwise is depicted as Caucasian (the daughter of Sutherland's character) and she bears no physical resemblance to Asian-American voice actress Ming Na.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/{{Transformers}}: DarkOfTheMoon'' has Sentinel Prime who looks almost exactly like Creator/LeonardNimoy. (though the artists stated that his appearance is also inspired by SeanConnery in the '70s)
* Speaking of SeanConnery, ''{{Dragonheart}}'' has a dragon voiced by him who uses his expressions and mannerisms in an uncanny way.
* 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:
** The Genie from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', possibly the textbook example of this trope, does bear some facial resemblance to RobinWilliams. Except for the beard. And the muscles. And being blue, of course.
*** Also from that movie, Iago's animator admitted he tried to copy GilbertGottfried, down to the [[ToothyBird teeth]], and while Jonathan Freeman is not physically like Jafar, his expressions and gestures were copied straight.
** Hermes from ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' looks exactly like PaulShaffer, even down to the glasses. Same with Phil and his voice actor Danny DeVito.
** 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 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 BritishInvasion duo).
** 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 TheDarkAgeOfAnimation and Disney was cutting corners all over the place.
** ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' featured Billy Joel as Dodger. Despite being a '''dog,''' Dodger still manages to bear some resemblance to Billy Joel.
** Irene Bedard was the speaking voice and the physical model for ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''.
*** Likewise, Creator/ChristianBale's character, Thomas, resembles the actor. Bale admitted as much in a 1995 interview for ''DisneyAdventures'', adding that Disney had even sent in an artist to sketch the actor's movements during recording.
** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': Davy Jones' facial features, especially his eyes and cheekbones, were modeled directly from Bill Nighy's head using 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 ''SleepingBeauty'', Merryweather bears more than a passing resemblance to her voice actress, Barbara Luddy.
** Ving Rhames as [[ScaryBlackMan Cobra Bubbles]] in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.
** Before EddieMurphy ''was'' Donkey, he ''was'' Mushu the Dragon in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''.
** 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.
** 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]] for comparison.
** While the creators of Disney/{{Frozen}} [[WordOfGod openly stated]] that they took more of their two leads' mannerisms and only a few from their features, 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 obvious.
** In ''TheLionKing'', 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.
* Creator/DreamWorksAnimation:
** From their traditional phase, ''SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas'' doesn't try to hide [[http://unrealitymag.bcmediagroup.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/untitled-2.jpg the protagonist is]] 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.
** Part of why ''SharkTale'' disturbs so many is making [[http://www.hollywoodjesus.com/movie/shark_tale/cast_sm.jpg fish with human heads]] that resemble their actors - the subtler exception are the sharks, which keep fish-like despite features like RobertDeNiro's [[http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/shark-tale-18.jpg mole]].
** ''BeeMovie'' includes JerrySeinfeld and LarryKing as bees, 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.
* 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 ''Film/{{Beowulf}}''.
*** 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 ''Film/AChristmasCarol2009'', Scrooge is made to resemble his voice actor JimCarrey... that is, if Carrey were an old, miserly British man.
*** Even more obvious when the Ghost of Christmas Past has JimCarrey's ''face''.
* {{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.
*** Helen/Elastigirl isn't too far off from Holly Hunter.
*** 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. Willem Dafoe's character, Gill, even has the same facial scar as the actor.
** The opening sentence of 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."
* Averted mostly in his early films, but Creator/DonBluth eventually hopped on this bandwagon when the DisneyRenaissance was gaining speed. The most notable examples occur in ''{{Thumbelina}}'', with Mrs. Toad being mostly modeled after her voice actress, the Spanish actress/guitarist Charo (and jarringly so), and in ''{{Anastasia}}'', where the titular character has a passing resemblance to MegRyan.
* 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.)
* There is no denying that Davey in ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights'' is basically just an animated version of Creator/AdamSandler.
** In addition, HotelTransylvania also has Creator/AdamSandler as Dracula who is little more than a caricatured version of him but with a funny accent.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RickAndSteve'', Condi Ling is basically MargaretCho.
* In ''TheRugratsMovie'', the two forest rangers clearly resemble David Spade and the aforementioned WhoopiGoldberg.
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}''. Which, to be sure, was kind of the point.
* In a non-animated example, the ''TheGingerdeadMan'' looks exactly like Gary Busey.
* Most of the human characters in ''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.
** One has to wonder, though, why they didn't replace Gollum with the new design in the Extended Edition of ''Fellowship'', released just a month before ''The Two Towers''. It's particularly egregious having in mind that more than half of his screentime in ''Fellowship'' wasn't in the theatrical cut.
* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Epic}}'' Queen Tara looks an awful lot like Beyonce.
* President Business in ''{{WesternAnimation/The Lego Movie}}'' is a Lego minifig designed to look as much like Will Ferrell as a minifig can. [[spoiler: This is intentional, as in the real world the minifig was a representation of Finn's father, played by Will Ferrell.]]
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Three Muppet folk singers who appeared in skits on talk shows and the first season of ''TheMuppetShow'' were Foam Suit Actor versions of JimHenson, Frank Oz and Jerry Juhl. In one talk show appearance, the puppeteers wore identical outfits for the interview afterwards.
** In the first couple episodes of ''TheMuppetShow,'' 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.
* Cantus the Minstrel in ''FraggleRock'' also looks like JimHenson.
* [[http://images.wikia.com/muppet/images/f/f9/Stiller.jpg Stiller the Elf]], voiced by Ben Stiller in ''[[SesameStreet Elmo's Christmas Countdown]]''.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Many movie-based games and TV shows have the likenesses and voices of the actors who played them in the live action version.
* ''VideoGame/BeyondTwoSouls'' features EllenPage. They are playing this trope up to the point where Page is credited as "starring Ellen Page", instead of the more usual "featuring the voice of Ellen Page".
** Backfired badly when the game incorporated a shower sequence during a cutscene. Although Page had not intended for there to be any nudity, and indeed the cutscene itself shows none, hackers were able to manipulate the camera, revealing the "nude" model of the actress that was "off-camera".
* [=BioWare=] has been doing this a lot in their games since they started using modern game engines:
** [[Series/{{Chuck}} Yvonne Strahovski'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 Tricia Helfer.
** 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 JenniferHale, they decided to run with the idea and redesign the character to include these similarities.
* Karl Bishop Weyland from the 2010 AlienVsPredator game was modeled after Creator/LanceHenriksen who played the android Bishop in ''Film/{{Alien}}s'' and Charles Weyland in ''Film/AlienVsPredator''.
* Speaking of the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, several of the characters in ''TheForceUnleashed'' are modeled after their voice actors, most notably SamWitwer as Galen Marek (when he joined ''{{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 would be the former Mandalorian turned PsychoForHire Montross from ''Bounty Hunter'' who was rendered in the likeness of Creator/ClancyBrown.
** In fact, Ink Suit Acting in LucasArts ''StarWars'' 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.
** A slightly different example: the StarWarsCustomizableCardGame's portraits for Talon Karrde and Corran Horn depicted their creators (Timothy Zahn and Michael J. Stackpole) in costume as their characters.
* ''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.
* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' had Kristen Bell as lab assistant Lucy Stillman. Or perhaps lab assistant Lucy Stillman as Kristen Bell. [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1520931072/nm0068338 Jarring]].
** Some of the characters in ''II'' also look like their voice actors. This is particularly obvious in the live-action prequel ''Lineage'', although Marco Barbarigo and every Auditore except Giovanni had a different voice actor in the game (Ezio was the only character to not physically resemble his ''Lineage'' counterpart).
* The main characters in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' GaidenGame ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' are modeled after their voice actors, who include Creator/NathanFillion, [[Series/{{Firefly}} Alan]] [[Series/{{Dollhouse}} Tudyk]], Creator/AdamBaldwin and [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Tricia Helfer]]. 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 Laura Prepon).
** Lord Hood resembles RonPerlman (AKA the ''{{Fallout}}'' narrator).
* ''{{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: 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.
* ''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 ''{{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 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.
* ''MarvelUltimateAlliance 2'' features a New York senator named Lieber, which happens to be the real last name of his [[StanLee actor]].
* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' quite a few of the characters are modeled off of their voice actors, including James Woods 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 its three main characters.
* VinDiesel does this frequently. {{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 FBI agent.
* The Beauties in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' are based off the models who performed the motion capture for them.
** And the new heroine Quiet in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' retains the likeness of her motion/voice actress Stefani Joosten.
* ''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).
* 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 TroyBaker.
* Flak in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' appears to be modeled after voice actor Gus Travers. Likewise, James is modeled after 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(Matthew Perry), Mr. House(Rene Auberjonois), The King(James Horan), Nero(Alex Mendoza), Julie Farkas(Laura Bailey), Arcade Gannon(Zachary Levi), Colonel Moore(Kirsten Potter), President Kimball(Monte Markham), Chief Hanlon(Kris Kristofferson), Ambassador Crocker(Emerson Brooks), Cass(Rachel Roswell), Caesar(John Doman), Vulpes Inculta(Jason Spisak), 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]].
*** The default male and female Courier faces are modeled after Yuri Lowenthal and Laura Bailey, respectively.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': While Robert Guiillaume did provide the voice for Eli Vance, the character model is not based on him (though there are some similarities). As the book Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar states: (Page 123, regarding model references) "Eli was holding a sign and looking for work on the street."
* 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 DevilMayCry 3 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 Michael Mando, 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. So far we have 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 "A Step Between Stars", Rear Admiral Tuvok played by Tim Russ. Also, Captain Va'Kel Shon, CO of the ''Enterprise''-F, is the spitting image of his voice actor Creator/DaveRivas, except Andorian and clean-shaven instead of human with a goatee.
* ''VideoGame/NeedForSeed'': the series entry titled ''The Run'' features accurate CGI representations of Sean Faris and Christina Hendricks, the latter even depicted accurately with regards to her, um, proportions.
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sunstone}}'' Lisa's characters in her online erotic BDSM writings are clearly based on her and Ally. This causes problems when Lisa decides the logical way to introduce her new friend to the ideas of the scene is to link her to her bibliography. LoveTriangle tropes ensue. It gets even worse when Lisa explicitly writes Anne into the story.
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* Creator/AdamWest on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. In fact, there's [[AdamWesting a whole trope]] for this particular arrangement.
* 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''.
* Rodney Dangerfield -- the guy who didn't get no respect -- was animated as a dog for the movie ''WesternAnimation/RoverDangerfield''.
** [[TropesAreTools That was the whole point of the movie]].
* ''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.
* Ed Wuncler from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' animated series bears a striking resemblance to his voice actor, Creator/EdwardAsner.
* 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.
** And then there's the episode "Human Error", where the Autobots are briefly turned into humans. Their appearances were apparently modeled upon the actual voice-actors who portrayed them. Bumblebee is even the only African-American, just like his VA.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic also appeared in ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' as a minstrel at a medieval festival.
* {{Weird Al Yankovic}} also provided his voice for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. His character Cheese Sandwich is Weird Al himself as a cartoon pony.
* 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.
** 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 DanCastellaneta actually appeared as ''himself'' in a ''Simpsons'' episode. Naturally, Homer mocks him.
*** SpinalTap have also been on the show in Ink Suit Actors, just as other bands have, except Spinal Tap are played by actors including Harry Shearer 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 TressMacNeille, who voiced her. They mention it in the DVD commentary, so it was probably intentional.
** [[Series/That70sShow Topher Grace]] 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.
* ''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/BreakfastAtTiffany's'', which was released the same year ''The Flintstones'' debuted on TV.
* 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 JackKirby comics, you'll see that it's not that much of a stretch to make Granny look like Ed Asner.
** 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 combat instincts kick in)]] girlfriend with his "sexy accent". 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"]].
** This is even more obvious when ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had a cutaway to a scene on the [[Franchise/StarTrek Enterprise]], in which Captain Picard looked and sounded exactly like Bullock.
** A straighter ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' example: [[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 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 [[RankinBassProductions Rankin/Bass]] holiday specials of the '60s and '70s were modeled after their voice actors.
** Burl Ives as Sam the Snowman, in ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'', is probably the definitive example, 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.
* One episode of ''TinyToonAdventures'' had the segment "Just Say Julie Bruin," featuring a buxom FunnyAnimal version of Julie Brown in a parody of her MTV show.
** And is voiced by ''another'' Julie Brown (American comedienne, singer, songwriter, etc) but not the British Actress that was on MTV.
*** Earlier in the same episode, a 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.
* 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.
* 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 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.
** In the ''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.
* ''{{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/SouthPark: [[TheMovie Bigger, Longer and Uncut]]'' 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 ''{{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, PaulWilliams as The Penguin, and Creator/RonPerlman as Matt Hagan/Clayface.
** Harley Quinn, the Joker's lovable henchwoman, was based on her voice-actress, Arleen Sorkin. 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?
* 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 Jonathan Frakes, though WordOfGod says this is a coincidence, as Xanatos was designed before Frakes was cast..
** Hudson, for a gargoyle, loosely resembles his voice actor 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 [[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 the animators thought that maybe the girth of his voice actor, Arthur Q. Bryan, added to the humor of his [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome speech impediment]].
* The 1959 short "The Mouse That Jack Built" had the cast of ''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 Butch Hartman, 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 DaranNorris, that they got him to play the role [[AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner in live action]].
* Possibly Ricky Tomlinson as Santa in ''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 ''JusticeLeague'' episode "Flash and Substance," MarkHamill voices the Trickster, a [[TheFlash Flash]] villain modeled on the actor who played him in the 1990s live-action series -- Mark Hamill. 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.
* Ricardio on ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' is a rather creepy-looking example. Just takes GeorgeTakei's face with extreme detail and put it onto a cartoon heart.
* Julie in ''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=].
* ''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 ''WillowTheWisp'' 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, [[{{Frasier}} Dan Butler]]. This is especially noticeable because the show has an extremely idiosyncratic character design, to say the least.
* JasonAnthonyGriffith of FourKidsEntertainment fame has joked that all of the voice cast for ''{{Chaotic}}'' look like their characters.
* ''TheThirteenGhostsOfScoobyDoo'' features VincentPrice as "Vincent Van Ghoul", a sorcerer drawn as a near-exact likeness, possibly also capitalising on Price's resemblance to Comicbook/DoctorStrange.
* 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 [[{{Smallville}} Clea]]
* Now-cancelled Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger project ''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 ''ThePhilSilversShow'' ... [[CastingGag played by Maurice Gosfield]].
* 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/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.
* The Autobots' human forms in the ''TransformersAnimated'' episode "Human Error" all resemble their voice actors DavidKaye (Optimus Prime), Bumper Robinson (Bumblebee), Bill Fagerbakke (Bulkhead), Creator/CoreyBurton (Ratchet), and Creator/JeffBennett (Prowl), respectively.
* 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!]]"
* [[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 ''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 ''AbbottAndCostello'' cartoons, while Stan Irwin substituted for the late Lou Costello.
* Jon Lovitz as Jay Sherman in ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic''.
* Baileywick in ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' is a dead ringer for [[ProjectRunway Tim Gunn]] (and no prizes for guessing who provides the voice).
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s CorruptCorporateExecutive Gato's resembles his English-dub voice actor, FredTatasciore.
* DavidKaye bears quite a resemblance to [[GundamWing Treize Khushrenada]]. It's kind of scary.
* ToddHaberkorn looks coincidentally similar to [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Ling Yao]], who he plays in the english dub of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Actually, he probably noticed, since he later cosplayed as Ling at Anime Central 2010.
* Guts from ''{{Berserk}}'' looks kind of like his dub voice actor, MarcDiraison.
* [[http://myanimelist.net/character/55091/Sachiko_Hirokouji Sachiko]] in ''FromUpOnPoppyHill'' does look quite a bit like Creator/AubreyPlaza.

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* [[TheIncredibles Mr. Incredible's]] [[BadBoss unsympathetic boss]] looks by coincidence(?) like his German-dub voice actor, Herbert Feuerstein. [[http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/6/10/128891313923157255.jpg Really, the similarity is so striking, you wonder how it could happen.]]
** ...[[OccamsRazor most likely]] TypeCasting, really.
* Carl Fredericksen from ''{{Up}}'' is based on both Spencer Tracy and Walter Matthau, but still manages to look like a caricature of EdAsner. Not that Asner wasn't put into Carl: Pixar's crew declared that Series/LouGrant was an influence in the character, and Carl's lines were tailored for te actor.
* Creator/TimBurton claims this is what happened with the designs of Emily and Victor in ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' -- the original sketches just happened to resemble HelenaBonhamCarter and JohnnyDepp somewhat. Then again, considering that both end up in most of his films anyway...
* Daniel Logan played a young Boba Fett in ''[[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''.

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* Anneliese van der Pol, the final Belle in the ScreenToStageAdaptation of ''Theatre/BeautyAndTheBeast'', bears quite a resemblance to her animated counterpart. Her voice also sounds similar to Paige O'Hara, Belle's voice actress.

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* The original concept images of Starkiller in ''TheForceUnleashed'' ([[http://yfrog.com/iycomparezj a capture of the graphic novel possibly using the old designs]]) looked remarkably like 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.
* [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]] actually looks kind of like his English voice actor, DavidHayter. Heck, they even have the same first name.
** Speaking of Metal Gear, Paul Eiding bears a good resemblance to his character, Colonel Campbell.
* In ''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.
** Considering Jessica wasn't famous until she played Samus, and most of the voice acting wasn't even done to finished cutscenes, this might be an inversion of the trope!
* [[{{Wet}} Rubi Malone]] bears quite the resemblance to her voice actor, 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 [[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 ''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 PhilCollins who takes part in several missions.
* Sander Cohen of ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}'' 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 ''ResidentEvil5'', although modeled after Michelle van der Water, somewhat resembles voice actress Karen Dyer.
* Balthier in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' resembles his voice actor 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?"

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* In a totally coincidental inverse example, Ross Scott happens to look a lot like [[VideoGame/HalfLife Gordon Freeman]], whom he gives a voice to in his fan series ''Machinima/FreemansMind''.
** Amusingly, when some people [[RealityIsUnrealistic complained that the voice didn't seem realistic for a man like Gordon]], he actually posted a picture of himself to show that he looks like Gordon.

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* The characters in ''{{Archer}}'' 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 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.
** Actually, Jonathan Frakes is a character played by meat suit actor David Xanatos.
* ''[[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 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). 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.
* Despite the baldness, Tenzin of ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' bears a striking resemblance to his voice actor, Creator/JKSimmons.
* A large number of guest stars during later seasons of 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.
* Matt Lanter, a.k.a. Anakin Skywalker in ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'', looks very similar to his character.
** So does Stephen Stanton (Captain Tarkin). Stephen took it one step further: In Star Wars Celebration VI, he actually cosplayed as Captain Tarkin.
* [[TheRealGhostbusters Ray Stantz]] is one for FrankWelker.
* WesternAnimation/TheMagicAdventuresOfMumfie has The Queen Of Night, who bears a striking resemblance to her voice actor, Britt Allcroft, who also created the show!
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