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This is when a crewmember or executive for a show makes an appearance in a part that would ordinarily be cast with a professional actor--or the crewmember ''is'' also an actor.

This may start out as a CreatorCameo, with their original "extra" part becoming an AscendedExtra.

Not to be confused with DarthWiki/FallenCreator, and has nothing to do with Jesus Christ.


* Creator/CarlMacek did the voiceover for the opening narration of the first English dub of Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater.[[note]] Produced by Creator/StreamlinePictures and only covering the first third of the series. The redub, done by Creator/ADVFilms, is complete and has an old woman doing the narration (odd since the Japanese narrator is male).[[/note]] This was also infamous as a case of VoiceoverTranslation.
* In ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', HideakiAnno, one of the co-founders of Creator/StudioGainax and creator of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', provides the voice of Naota's pet cat.
* In ''Anime/HisCooolSehaGirls'', [[spoiler:Center-sensei is voiced by Yuji Naka, a former developer for {{Sega}} who helped to create the ''Series/SonicTheHedgehog'' games on the Genesis.]]
* It is ''extremely'' common for English dubs of anime to have voice actors who are also the dub's producer, ADR director, or script writers. This is both because their skillsets feed into each other (it's easier to write dialogue that [[LipLock matches lip flaps]] if you're used to reading it, and vice-versa) and as a cost-saving measures--most dubs are non-union and relatively low-budget, so it pays to keep staffing small.

[[AC:{{Film}} - Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles,'' Brad Bird wound up voicing Edna Mode not because the actress he was seeking for it (Lily Tomlin) couldn't, but because she said he did it perfectly himself when demonstrating what she should sound like.
* ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'' director Steve Anderson voiced Bowler Hat Guy, Grandpa Bud and [[CrossdressingVoices Cousin Tallulah]].
* Walt Dohrn, head of story on ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Forever After'', was cast as Rumplestilskin after everyone fell in love with the voice he came up for him when doing the readbacks on the recording sessions.
* Tom [=McGrath=], director and writer on the ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' films, voices Skipper the penguin, a role he reprised on the TV [[SpinOff spin-off]] ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''. Private and Kowalski were also voiced by crew members Christopher Knights and Chris Miller respectively (though only for the movies). Along with [=McGrath=], they've done multiple roles in other Dreamworks movies.
* Chris Sanders as Stitch in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' and the franchise that grew out of it. He's also the voice of Belt in ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods''.
* Longtime animator and storyboard writer Ralph Wright was the very first voice for [[TheEeyore Eeyore]] in Disney's ''[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Winnie the Pooh]]'' series.
* Creator/{{Pixar}} crewmember Bob Peterson has voiced [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc Roz]], [[WesternAnimation/FindingNemo Mr. Ray]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} both Dug and Alpha]].
* Storyboard artist Mark Walton voiced [[AscendedFanboy Rhino]] from ''Disney/{{Bolt}}''.
* Production designer Lou Romano voiced [[WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}} Linguini]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Snotrod]], [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Bernie Kropp]], and [[WesternAnimation/PowerPuffGirls The Amoeba Boys]], among others.

[[AC:{{Film}} - Live Action]]
* Creator/JoshRadnor stars as Jesse in ''Film/LiberalArts'', which he also wrote and directed.
* When Creator/MichaelDouglas began producing ''Film/RomancingTheStone'', he didn't plan to play the male lead. The part was offered to Creator/SylvesterStallone and Creator/ChristopherReeve before Douglas finally decided to play the role himself.
* The director of ''FanFic/MetalGearSolidPhilanthropy'' never intended to play Solid Snake himself.
* Creator/KevinSmith cast himself as Silent Bob in ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' after realizing he couldn't memorize Randal's (who he had written for himself to play) lines, displacing the friend who was supposed to play the character, simply so that if the film's production bankrupted him at least he'd have solid evidence he'd made a movie. He's in it for all of maybe ten minutes of footage and doesn't even do anything until the end. That changed drastically in Smith's [[Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse later work]]. Silent Bob's one and only line of dialogue in the film wasn't even meant for him, either. It was originally meant to be spoken by Jay, but Jason Mewes (a heavy drug-user at the time) was unable to properly deliver the line and Smith took it upon himself. Since this line was more or less the moral of the story, Silent Bob became the sort of sage-like figure he is in later films, remaining quiet only until he has something important to say.
* Creator/MelGibson didn't originally intend to play William Wallace in ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''.
* Creator/DanSchneider played the manager Mr. Bailey in ''Film/GoodBurger''.
* Director Creator/JonFavreau plays Tony Stark's long suffering chauffeur Happy Hogan in the ''Film/IronMan'' film series. He reprised the role for the third film despite passing the torch as director.
* Creator/QuentinTarantino in almost every film he's ever done.
* Creator/SharltoCopley only intended to produce ''{{Film/District 9}}'' and had no plans of acting in the film (at the time, Copley had no interest in acting). Director Neill Blomkamp ended up casting him as Wikus since he fit the role the best.
* Although Creator/JohnLandis often makes cameo appearances in his films, his large role in ''Film/IntoTheNight'' came about through necessity: the Persian actors playing the rest of the four bad guys were unfamiliar with the slapstick tradition, and Landis found it easier to direct them through it if he led by example.
* Creator/HaroldRamis as Egon in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. He never wanted to ''play'' the part, but he was the only one who really made anyone go, "Okay, that's Egon." This carried over into ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''--Creator/MauriceLaMarche was specifically asked not to impersonate Harold Ramis, but he realized that nothing else sounded right!

* In ''Film/TheChristmasThatAlmostWasnt'', the Italian director RossanoBrazzi plays the antagonist, Phineas T. Prune.
* Show creator RodSerling was always the narrator of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', but in the final episode of Season 1, he appeared on-screen for the first time. It was intended as a one-time gag, but it was such a hit that he appeared at the beginning of all subsequent episodes (while continuing to do closing narrations). He could have appeared in season one ''before'' the season one finale; when "A Nice Place To Visit" was in pre-production, the episode's writer Charles Beaumont suggested that Serling play the role of the main character. (Serling decided against it.)
* Tom Braidwood was cast as Frohike while serving as an assistant director on ''Series/TheXFiles''. Allegedly the casting director said, "We need someone slimy--like Braidwood". (He also portrayed him in the spin-off ''Series/TheLoneGunmen')
* The character of BOB on ''TwinPeaks'' was played by a set dresser who had accidentally gotten stuck in the set and was later accidentally reflected in a key scene. Also, the voice of FBI chief Gordon Cole was provided by Creator/DavidLynch himself. He later traveled to the town in person.
* Originally, Creator/TinaFey did not plan to star in ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]''. As things turned out, Fey ended up playing Liz Lemon, who was basically a somewhat exaggerated version of her.
* Relatedly, Tina Fey really doesn't appear in most of ''Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt''--but she does show up in the last few episodes with a small but significant speaking role.
* As the show went on, Creator/LarryDavid made more and more appearances in bit parts in ''{{Seinfeld}}''.
* Michael Landon in ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' did not originally intend to both direct and lead in the role of Pa.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
** When Joel Hodgson left he was replaced by the show's head writer, Michael J. Nelson. ''[=MST3K=]'' was built on this trope. Major and minor characters alike were all played by members of the production staff (because many of them had performing experience and it saved money). You can practically count on one hand the number of times someone appeared that didn't already work for the series in some capacity.
** There were also a few times when their families showed up as extras, like the pancake breakfast in ''Film/QuestOfTheDeltaKnights''.
* Carl Reiner first played Alan Brady on ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' as just a voice cameo, then with his face hidden, until finally he became the center of an episode ("Coast to Coast Big Mouth") and was fully seen. Reiner played several one-time-only and bit parts during the series as well.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Creator/MarkGatiss's cameo as [[spoiler:Mycroft Holmes]] is half MythologyGag and half CreatorCameo. As of the second season opener, "A Scandal in Belgravia", he ascended from cameo to major recurring character.
* Brent Butt, although he is a professional actor, did not intend to star in ''{{Hiccups}}''.
* Creator/StephenJCannell, as well as creating ''Series/{{Renegade}}'' and writing several episodes, played the BigBad, DirtyCop Lt. Donald "Dutch" Dickerson.
* Lorenzo Music was just a writer before he was asked to lend his unique voice to the unseen doorman Carlton in ''Series/{{Rhoda}}''. He then became a well-known voice actor, most notable as the voice of WesternAnimation/{{Garfield}}.
* Because it is filmed on a fast turnaround and a small budget, ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has been guilty of this multiple times. Producer Doug Sloan voiced Prince Gasket in ''Series/PowerRangersZeo,'' and was Kimberly's Uncle Steve in one episode. In a by-proxy example, one frequent example is stunt coordinator and explosion-lover Koichi Sakamoto's wife, who was the A-Squad Pink Ranger in ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' and a woman with a baby carriage in ''Series/PowerRangersRPM''. Sakamoto himself played an alien warrior that fights alongside Bulk and Skull in a Zeo episode.
* In ''Series/QuantumLeap'', creator DonaldPBellisario played the guy Sam leaped into in "A Portrait For Troian". Writer/producer/wife of Bellisario Deborah Pratt plays title character Troian (who is named for their daughter[[note]] (she does appear in an episode, but not this one)[[/note]] - Bellisario co-wrote this one as well) in the episode and voices both the Project Quantum Leap AI Ziggy and does the OpeningNarration from mid-season 2 on.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess the Xena Scrolls'': 1940, the umpteenth grand-children of the Heroes do an IndianaJones and get the Scrolls with the story of Xena; 1990, young Joxer finds the Scrolls in Grandpa's attic and pitches the Story to '''real''' Robert Tapert the Producer.
* Averted in ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''[='=]s episodes about the production staff of the TV show: the staff are played by the regular cast (Bruce Campbell is Robert Tapert, Hudson Leick is producer Liz Friedman, Kevin Smith is head writer Jerry Patrick Brown, Michael Hirst is writer Paul Robert Coyle, Ted Raimi is the Kurtzman half of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, Gina Torres is casting director Beth Hymson-Ayer...).
* ''Series/KidsInTheHall'' had Jeffrey Berman, a producer who appeared in many skits as a background character, purely to save money on hiring extras. He was immortalized as the 'sixth' member in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFj7KGyfDB8 this skit]]. The punchline [[spoiler:that he appeared in more skits than an actual member of the cast could conceivably be true.]]
* Bill Lawrence appeared as the incredibly cynical justice of the peace who marries Lady and the Janitor in the ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' episode "My Soul on Fire, Part I."
** Writer, [[LongList supervising producer, co-producer, co-executive producer, story editor, and executive story editor]] Mike Schwartz appears as reoccurring character Loyd the Delivery Guy.
* When ''Series/SesameStreet'' began, writer Matt Robinson had major input in creating the character of Gordon. When the producers couldn't find any actor they liked for the role in auditions, they talked a reluctant Robinson into taking the job. He wound up playing Gordon for the first three seasons. A later [[RetCon retcon]] established Gordon's last name as [[ShoutOut Robinson]]. Matt Robinson also created and voiced the {{Muppet}} character Roosevelt Franklin.
* Jerry Paris, director of many an episode of ''Series/HappyDays'', can occasionally be seen in a bit part such as a photographer taking pictures in "Fonzie Loves Pinky Part 3."
* The "Zeke's Blues" episode of ''[[GerryAnderson The Protectors]]'' originally had Tony Curtis in mind to play the guest role of Harry Rule's friend, nightclub pianist Zeke Daley - but Shane Rimmer, who wrote the episode (though better known as an actor, he also scripted episodes of Anderson shows), wound up playing Zeke instead.
* Edward [=McGinty=], the main historical consultant for ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', plays the quiet and unassuming ward boss Al Boyd. Early in development, [=McGinty=] was chatting with series creator Terrence Winter when Winter looked him in the eye and said "You know, with [[BadassMoustache that face]] you should play one of the ward bosses..."
* Richard Osman, in his role as an executive for Endemol UK, made such a good impression when he pitched Series/{{Pointless}} to Creator/TheBBC that they suggested he take on the role of co-host himself. So he did.
* Executive Producer William Dozier was the LemonyNarrator in ''{{Series/Batman}}''.
* Originally only a writer for ''Series/HorribleHistories'', Larry Rickard was given the role of hyperactive MotorMouth newscaster Bob Hale because the male actors in the original troupe couldn't handle the three minute monologues on top of the rest of their lines. Rickard eventually became part of the main troupe and they all went on to write and act in ''Series/{{Yonderland}}''.
* Esben Storm, writer/director/script-editor on ''Series/RoundTheTwist'', played the recurring character Mr Snapper.
* ''Series/YoungAndHungry'' executive producer Music/AshleyTisdale guested in the episode "Young and Lesbian."
* ''Series/StargateSG1'''s recurring MauveShirt and ButtMonkey Sergeant Siler is played by Dan Shea, the show's stunt coordinator and Richard Dean Anderson's stunt double.
* Star-Burns of ''Series/{{Community}}'' is played by Dino Stamatopoulos, a writer and consulting producer for the show. The role originated as a simple cameo role with Dino playing him to avoid the expense of hiring another actor, but the writers loved the character enough to make him into a recurring role.
* Creator/GoNagai, the creator of ''Manga/CuteyHoney'', played the part of Honey's father/builder Dr. Kisaragi in a DVD-exclusive epilogue for ''LiveActionTV/CuteyHoneyTheLive''.
* On ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Phyllis is played by [[TheDanza Phyllis Smith]], a crewmember who impressed the director when reading with the cast.

* Played with in Jersey Jack Pinball's ''Pinball/TheWizardOfOz;'' many of the playfield toys were sculpted by Creator/DennisNordman, a renown pinball designer in his own right. In this case, he was leveraging his hobby of building miniature dollhouses.

* When Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse wrote ''Life With Father'', they intended the title role to be played by a famous actor. Howard Lindsay wound up playing Father, alongside his RealLife wife, Dorothy Stickney.
* In 1939, Creator/OttoPreminger, then blacklisted in Hollywood, was directing the play ''Theatre/MarginForError''. When, during rehearsals, the actor playing the German Consul, Rudolf Forster, was recalled to his home country, Preminger, who hadn't acted since he was nineteen, agreed to step into the part after his line readings impressed Clare Boothe Luce. This led to the TypeCasting that restarted his Hollywood career.
* Anecdotal evidence [[http://shakespeareauthorship.com/shaxicon.html suggests]] that Creator/WilliamShakespeare played various minor roles in his own plays.
* In-universe in ''Film/TheProducers'' (the ScreenToStageAdaptation and 2005 movie). The writer of ''Springtime for Hitler'' takes objection to an auditioner's version of a song and gets up on stage to do it right. He's cast as Hitler on the spot. When he's injured shortly before the play opens, the director steps in to play the role.
* In the stage adaptation of Music/GreenDay's ''AmericanIdiot'', singer/songwriter Billie Joe played St. Jimmy in some Broadway shows.

* Joseph D. Kucan, director of the live-action scenes in the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' series, also stars as iconic villain Kane.
* Ed Boon, one of the masterminds behind ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', provided the voice work for Scorpion in all of the games up through ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon''. Even after being substituted by Creator/PatrickSeitz, he continues to provide Scorpion's iconic CatchPhrase, "'''''GET OVER HERE!!!'''''"
* DaisukeIshiwatari, the creator of the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' saga, voiced the main character Sol Badguy up through ''Accent Core'', where in the game's story mode, he was [[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] by Creator/JojiNakata. Ditto with Toshimichi Mori, who is the ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'''s director, voices Paracelsus, also from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear''.
* Randy Pitchford, president of Creator/GearboxSoftware voices Crazy Earl in the ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' games.
* Masamitsu "Moo" Niitani, president of Creator/{{Compile}}, voiced Satan in the ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' games, and cosplayed him too.
* Keiji Inafune, original creator of Franchise/MegaMan, head of Comcept, and developer for the ''VideoGame/{{Neptunia}}'' series, appears throughout the series as various superweapons, including a melee weapon, a KillSat, and a CoolAirship.
* Since the voice-acting needed for the first four installments of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series was limited to shouted one-or-two-word phrases, most of the recorded voice clips in the English-localized versions are provided by members of the localization team. They started hiring professionals once the voice-acting became more extensive in ''Dual Destinies''.
* The videogame adapation of ''VideoGame/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'' has Creator/HarlanEllison voicing AM; the genocidal supercomputer who tortures five human characters. [[LargeHam And it's clear]] Ellison [[ChewingTheScenery enjoyed the role.]]
* Creator/MasahiroSakurai provides the voice of [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} King Dedede]] in the [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros series]].
* Cryptic Studios has used its own team members to voice characters at least twice in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline''. Captain James Kurland, CO of Deep Space 9 and the USS ''Defiant'', is voiced by Jeremy Randall, one of the programmers, and Lieutenant Kyona, tactical officer of the USS ''Enterprise''-F, is voiced by lead writer Christine Thompson.
* Creator/HideoKojima voiced God in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' and [[AsHimself himself]] in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidV''.
* Creator/HidekiKamiya provided the voices of Six Machine in ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'', Onigiri in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', and extended CreatorCameo Wonder-Director in ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101''. And while he didn't otherwise work on the game in a creative role, he also voiced Godot in ''VideoGame/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations''.
* From ''VideoGame/YoshisStory'' onward, composer Kazumi Totaka supplied the voice of the titular dinosaur.
* Joe Staten, lead writer on every ''Franchse/{{Halo}}'' game between ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' and ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' voiced all the [[{{Mooks}} Covenant Grunts]] in each of those games.
* Several members of Overkill Software, the developers behind ''VideoGame/PAYDAYTheHeist'' and ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'', have lent their voices for several characters. Sound and music composer Simon Viklund voices Bain, co-producer Ulf Andersson voices Wolf, and lead producer Almir Listo voices several minor characters like the Taxman and Vlad's druken brother-in-law.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Blasto}}'', the BigBad, Bosc, is voiced by the game's assistant producer, Dan Muellar.

* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Creator/MontyOum was always going to voice a part in the show. Originally it was going to be Professor Ozpin until he realised his voice didn't suit the character. He ended up voicing Lie Ren instead. He also had intended to voice Qrow, but passed away before the character made an appearance.

* One of the oldest and most iconic examples: Creator/WaltDisney as the original voice of MickeyMouse.
** When Walt retired from voicing Mickey, he gave the job to Jimmy [=MacDonald=], head of the studio's sound effects department. Jimmy also voiced such characters as WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale, HumphreyTheBear, Jaq and Gus from ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'', and the Dormouse from ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''.
** Upon his retirement, [=MacDonald=] passed the role to one of his trainees, Wayne Allwine, who voiced Mickey until his death in 2009.
** Then the role went to illustrator Bret Iwan.
** ChrisDiamantopoulos, of the 2012 shorts, is actually the first professional actor to play Mickey.
* Creator/JohnKricfalusi voiced Ren on the first season and a half of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' until Nickelodeon fired him for late work.
* Thurop Van Orman, creator of ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'', had to fill in as the voice Flapjack when the actor originally cast for the role, Paul Reubens, failed to show. Two of the show's writers, Kent Osborne and Jackie Buscarino, also voiced Thomas Hatch and Sally Syrup, respectively.
* Jack Mercer was an animator at FleischerStudios when he was asked to replaced the original voice actor for PopeyeTheSailor. He ended up doing the official voice of the character for the next fifty years, as well as voice other iconic characters, such as FelixTheCat.
* {{Goofy}}'s memorable voice came courtesy of Disney storyman Pinto Colvig. Colvig also did PlutoThePup, and both Grumpy and Sleepy on ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''. He later did similar voices for other studios, and was even the original Bozo The Clown.
* The current voice of DonaldDuck is Disney animator Tony Anselmo, who learned how to do the voice from the original VA, Clarence "Ducky" Nash.
* Bill Melendez, director on the various ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' specials, also provided Snoopy's growls and laughing.
* The crew of ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' were having trouble finding a voice actor who could capture the manic breaks-out-into-Creator/JerryLewis-impressions-goes-off-on-fourth-wall-tangents-in-the-middle-of-a-fight voice of the title character. Finally, they just gave it to series writer Paul Rugg. Fellow writer John P. [=McCann=] voiced Douglas Douglas, Dexter's father.
* Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick provide voices for a number of characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. Almost all of the ThoseTwoGuys pairs are them: 21 and 24, Pete and Billy, Doe and Cardholder, et al.
* Trey Parker and Matt Stone do more than half the voices in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', including a few incidental female characters.
* For the first couple of seasons of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Matt Groening provided the noise for Maggie's sucking sound on her pacifier; he made an appearance as himself in a later episode.
* William Hanna provided the vocal effects and the speaking voices for ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', as well as other animals, in a few shorts.
* Happens on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' all the time. Matt and Seth regularly appear as themselves, writers (especially Tom Root and Breckin Meyer) regularly voice characters and occasionally themselves. They even got Creator/AdultSwim execs Mike Lazzo and Keith Crofford to appear as themselves a couple times.
* On ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', creator Pendleton Ward voices a few characters, most notably [[CrosscastRole Lumpy Space Princess]].
* Ditto for ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', which features creator J.G. Quintel as Mordecai and High-Five Ghost.
* Ditto again for ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'', a web animation also by Pen Ward, where writer Breehn Burns voices several characters, notably the Emotion Lord.
* Ditto [[RuleofThree a Third Time]] with ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' creator, Peter Browngardt, voicing the Titular Character.
* [[RunningGag Ditto a]] ''[[RunningGag fourth]]'' [[RunningGag time]] with WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}, creator Skyler Page voicing ''that'' show's Titular Character. [[CreatorBreakdown Well, he used to, anyway]]. Now he's voiced by head writer Spencer Rothbell.
* For the first season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', series writer Jeff Wright voiced Hank the janitor. Paul Dooley took over in season two.
* Of course, we can't forget SethMacfarlane of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' fame, voicing [[ManOfAThousandVoices Peter, Brian, Stewie]], ''[[ManOfAThousandVoices and]]'' [[ManOfAThousandVoices Quagmire.]]
** Stan Smith and Roger in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''.
*** Tim the Bear in ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' (though only the first two seasons, in the shows final seasons the role went to voice actor Jess Harnell due to Macfarlane also becoming very busy working on ''Film/{{Ted}}'').
* Much like Ward and Quintel above, ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''' creator Alex Hirsch voices regular characters Grunkle Stan and Soos, as well as Old Man [=McGucket=], Quentin Trembley, and several incidentals.
* WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Creators Don Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh both voice the major characters of the show's recurring B plot; Heinz Doofenshirtz and Major Monogram, respectively.
* Creator/MikeJudge, who voices the title characters of both his shows ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' and ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' as well as several other characters in each.
* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' creator Dino Stamatopoulos does several voices throughout the show, such as Mr. Creepler, Clay's father as a middle-aged man, the kid whose name no one knows, Mr. Armature, etc.
* Creator/TexAvery voiced multiple characters in his cartoons some examples include Willoughby the dog from "Of Foxes and Hounds", "The Crackpot Quail" and "The Heckling Hare"; Junior of "George and Junior"; the bulldog in "Bad Luck Blackie"; Lenny from "Lonesome Lenny"; and he even filled in for Bill Thompson as Droopy in a couple cartoons.
* A couple Disney animators lent their voices to the ClassicDisneyShorts: Milt Kahl voiced the title character of "Ferdinand the Bull" both as a calf and as a bull, and Fred Moore and Ward Kimball voiced their caricatures from "The Nifty 90's".
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' co-creator Justin Roiland voices both of the title characters as well as additional voices.
* Steve Viksten, voice of Oskar Kokoshka on ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', also wrote a whopping one third of the show's 187 segments. Arnold's parents were also voiced by the show creator (Craig Bartlett) and one of the writers (Antoinette Stella).
* Creator/{{Filmation}} founder Lou Scheimer would voice characters on several shows from said studio, mainly for budget reasons.
* Maxwell Atoms, creator of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' and ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne'' voices recurring characters Jeff the Spider, Billy's "son", and Cod Commando.
* Creator/BruceTimm did some placeholder work as the leader of the Jokerz gang in WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond while the production team looked for a professional voice actor to play the part. Then he learned they [[PermanentPlaceholder used his voice in the final product]] because he did such a good job.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' writer Sherri Stoner voices Slappy the Squirrel.