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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.

It is ''extremely'' common for English, Latin American and Spaniard dubs of anime (and other media in non-English ones) 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 measure -- most dubs are non-union and relatively low-budget, so it pays to keep staffing small.

Not to be confused with DarthWiki/FallenCreator, and has nothing to do with UsefulNotes/JesusChrist or any other god that becomes mortal.


* Tom Carvel, founder of the Carvel ice cream franchise, was the announcer of his company's local radio and TV advertisements from 1955 to his death in 1990.
* Not long after taking the top job at Chrysler in 1979 after a 25-year career at Ford, Lee Iacocca began appearing in a series of "if you can find a better car, buy it" ads that reached pre-internet MemeticMutation status in the early '80s.
* From 1989 until his death in 2002, Dave Thomas appeared in over 800 commercials for Wendy's, the restaurant franchise he founded.

* 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}}'', Creator/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'', Center-sensei is voiced by Yuji Naka, a former developer for Creator/{{Sega}} who helped to create the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games on the Genesis.

[[folder: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/ShrekForeverAfter'', 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.
* Creator/ChrisSanders as Stitch in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' and [[Franchise/LiloAndStitch the franchise that grew out of it]] (except in [[Anime/{{Stitch}} East]] [[Animation/StitchAndAi Asia]]). 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 was originally asked to voice Rhino the hamster in ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' as a stand-in until an actor could be found and cast in the role. However, the directors enjoyed Walton's performance so much that they decided to give him the part, to Walton's extreme joy and ecstasy.
* Production designer Lou Romano voiced [[WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}} Linguini]], [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Snotrod]], [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Bernie Kropp]], and [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls The Amoeba Boys]], among others.
* Pixar assistant producer Elissa Knight became the voice of EVE in ''WesternAnimation/WallE''.
** Likewise, due to the overlap of sound effects and dialogue in the film, sound designer Ben Burtt voices WALL-E, M-O and a lot of the other robots.
* Dan Molina, editor of ''Disney/ChickenLittle'', performed the "voice" of [[MobileFishBowl Fish Out of Water]] by vocalizing through a tube into a water cooler tank full of water.
* Creator/BlueSkyStudios founder and exec producer Chris Wedge voices Scrat in the ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' franchise. Likewise, story artist and producer Karen Disher voiced his female counterpart Scratte.
* Brian Nissen, who wrote the screenplay for ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'', also narrated the film's prologue. He became TheOtherDarrin playing Prince Derek in the third film too.
* Several characters from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' are voiced by the crew; storyboard artist Raymond Persei voices Flash the sloth, co-writer Phil Johnston voices Gideon Grey, co-director Rich Moore voices Doug the ram, and co-director Byron Howard and co-writer Jared Bush voice Judy's annoying neighbors.
* Director Cory Edwards voiced hyperactive squirrel photographer Twitchy in ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}''.
* Editor, director, and solo animator Ladd Ehlinger Jr. also voices the lead character "A Square" in the 2007 animated adaption of ''Literature/{{Flatland}}''
* In ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternetWreckItRalph2'', co-screenwriter Pamela Ribon voices [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Snow White]].

[[folder: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 [[Film/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 [[Film/IronMan3 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|1984}}''. 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 ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'', the steam engine Lady was voiced by producer Britt Allcroft.
* In the film adaptations of Creator/AstridLindgren's books, Astrid would often step in and narrate the stories, reading selected quotes from her original books.
* Uwe Boll read out the OpeningScroll of the ''Film/{{Alone in the Dark|2005}}'' movie.
** Similarly, in ''Film/RampageCapitalPunishment'', Boll played Andy the producer in an uncredited role.
* Disney storyman Winston Hibler became the narrator of the studio's ''True Life Adventure'' series of nature films.
* Melvin Van Peebles played the main role in ''Film/SweetSweetbacksBaadasssssSong'', mainly because any actors who had the skill set necessary and were willing to star for what little Van Peebles could offer requested Sweetback have more lines written (Sweetback only had six lines in the entire film). Production was so tight Van Peebles even ended up doing his own stuntwork and even contracted gonorrhea filming one of the film's unsimulated sex scenes.
* Creator/StephenKing played Jordy Verrill in ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'', a meatier role than his usual CreatorCameo.
* In addition to writing, directing, and producing the movie, Creator/TommyWiseau stars as Johnny, the main character, in ''Film/TheRoom''.
** Fittingly, the director of ''Film/TheDisasterArtist'', Creator/JamesFranco, plays Tommy Wiseau.
* In ''Film/HangmansCurse'', Creator/FrankPeretti appears as Dr. Algernon Wheeling, a scientist who helps the Springfields.
* Director Mick Garris provided most of the voices of the Crites in ''Film/{{Critters}} 2'' because he couldn't afford Creator/FrankWelker.
* Creator/MNightShyamalan's role as Dev Raman in his directorial debut,''Praying With Anger'', marks his first (and so far only) performance in a lead role.
* For the movie ''Old Fashioned'',director Rik Swartzwelder played the lead role of Clay, and co-producer Nini Hadjis also stars in the movie as Lisa, the fiance of Clay's best friend David.
* ''Film/{{Let There Be Light|2017}}'' director Creator/KevinSorbo also serves as the film's lead actor with his role as Dr. Sol Harkens.
* The Chinese film ''Assembly'' had an American special effects director. He plays an American tank commander the main characters meet during the Korean War.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Film/TheChristmasThatAlmostWasnt'', the Italian director Rossano Brazzi plays the antagonist, Phineas T. Prune.
* Show creator Creator/RodSerling was always the narrator of ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'', 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 ''Series/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''. 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 ''Series/{{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''.
* Creator/CarlReiner 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 notably as the voice of ''WesternAnimation/{{Garfield}}''.
* Creator/GeneRoddenberry had an uncredited voice cameo in [[Recap/StarTrekS1E2CharlieX an episode]] of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', as the Enterprise Mess Officer (the ship's chef).
* 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; he also played Tyler Steele in the ''Cybertron'' pitch-reel (that would later evolve into ''Series/VRTroopers''). In a by-proxy example, one frequent example is stunt coordinator 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 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 Franchise/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 (Creator/BruceCampbell 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, Creator/GinaTorres is casting director Beth Hymson-Ayer...).
* ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall'' 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 [[https://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.]]
** And Paul Bellini, a writer, became a recurring character. (He never spoke until after the credits rolled on the series finale.)
* 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}} 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 ''[[Creator/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.
* Throughout ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Executive Producer Creator/RonHoward served as the narrator. He appeared as himself in the final episode of the original run (to whom one of the characters pitches the idea of the show itself). He has a recurring role (as a fictionalized version of himself) in the post-resurrection fourth season.
* ''Series/JamAndJerusalem'': Co-writer Jennifer Saunders plays the supporting role of Caroline Martin.
* The ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' episode "The Treasure of Rainbow Beard" featured the at-the-time head writer Stephen White as the titular pirate.
* On the 1990 version of ''Series/ToTellTheTruth'', host Creator/AlexTrebek was unable to tape two episodes due to his wife going into labor (not helped that he was spread real thin hosting [[Series/{{Jeopardy}} two]] [[Series/{{Concentration}} other]] game shows at the time), so producer Creator/MarkGoodson filled in for him.
** Goodson also subbed for an ill Bud Collyer in a 1967 episode of the original series. He apparently forgot it by the time he did the 1990 episodes, as he claimed those were the first time he ever hosted the show.
** Mark also filled in as a panelist one time during the 70s run of ''Series/MatchGame'', as Charles Nelson Reilly was late (allegedly "getting his hair nailed on", according to Gene Rayburn).
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' creator Creator/JonathanNolan provides a computerized voice for [[AIIsACrapshoot Samaritan]] a few times in the show's last few episodes.
* In Season 2 of ''Series/{{Underground}}'', Executive Producer John Legend was cast as Fredrick Douglass.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Actor and scriptwriter Glyn Jones wrote "[[Reap/DoctorWhoS2E7TheSpaceMuseum The Space Museum]]" (1965) and acted in one of the main guest roles in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E3TheSontaranExperiment The Sontaran Experiment]]" (1975).
** Creator/MarkGatiss, well-known for doing this, has acted in a couple of 21st-century episodes as well as writing a larger number. His biggest role was as the titular Professor Lazarus in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E6TheLazarusExperiment The Lazarus Experiment]]". He also made an uncredited cameo as the voice of a fighter pilot in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E3VictoryOfTheDaleks Victory of the Daleks]]" (which he wrote) and "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes to War]]", and played the role of Gantok in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong The Wedding of River Song]]" under the pseudonym of "Rondo Haxton". Prior to the revival, he had played a version of the Doctor in a non-continuity BBC parody sketch, "The Web of Caves", and other characters in several Expanded Universe audio dramas, most notably an alternate-timeline version of the Master in the Big Finish {{Elseworld}} drama ''Sympathy for the Devil''.
** The final episode of both Creator/PeterCapaldi and Creator/StevenMoffat's tenures features Mark Gatiss ''and'' Toby Whithouse - as soldiers on opposite sides of a war. Moffat himself jokingly wondered what that represents.
* Lest we forget Creator/ChuckBarris as the host of ''Series/TheGongShow''.
* ''World Events'', [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the first and only]] live-action documentary series by Creator/WorldEventsProductions, was narrated by company co-founder and future ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' creator Peter Keefe.

* The infamous "Music/{{Friday}}" by Rebecca Black features a [[AWildRapperAppears rap break]] by Patrice Wilson, co-founder of ARK Music Factory, the studio behind the single.
* In the Creator/NineInchNails video for [[PrecisionFStrike Starf@#$ers]] Inc., the prostitute that accompanies Trent Reznor at the rundown amusement park is revealed in the end to be the video's director Music/MarilynManson.

* 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.

[[folder: Radio]]
* In ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy: The Hexagonal Phase'', the Voice of the Book is John Lloyd, who co-wrote two episodes of the Primary Phase and was associate producer of [[Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy the TV series]].

* 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.
* Creator/WilliamShakespeare is known to have played various minor roles in his own plays; he started his career as an actor and continued to be a member of the company after becoming a playwright and part-owner. In most cases the specific roles he played are unknown, but tradition holds that he played the Ghost in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' and Adam in ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt''; internal textual evidence suggests he probably played the Chorus in ''Theatre/HenryV''. [[http://shakespeareauthorship.com/shaxicon.html Some scholars]] have made attempts to figure out possible others based on computer analysis of the plays' vocabulary.
* 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 ''Music/AmericanIdiot'', singer/songwriter Billie Joe played St. Jimmy in some Broadway shows.
* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'': Creator/LinManuelMiranda wrote the play (plus its award-winning songs) and, in the original Broadway production, played the lead role: Alexander Hamilton.
** His earlier play, ''Theatre/InTheHeights'', was similar: he both wrote the music/lyrics and played the lead role of Usnavi during the original Broadway run.
* ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'': For the 2015 American Sign Language revival, Andy Mientus (who pitched the concept to the director, Michael Arden) co-directed the show with Arden for the workshop version, but left to do ''Theatre/LesMiserables''. When Hanschen's actor (Joey Haro) landed a movie deal, Mientus stepped in for him as he had already played Hanschen in the original national tour. Mientus ended up playing the role for the rest of the revival's Los Angeles run and eventually reprised the role on Broadway as well.
* Music/{{Sting}} stepped into the cast of ''The Last Ship'' for a time.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* 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!!!'''''"
* Creator/DaisukeIshiwatari, the creator of the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' saga, voiced the main character Sol Badguy up through ''Accent Core (Plus)'', where in the game's Story Mode, he was [[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] by Creator/JojiNakata. This is because Ishiwatari himself felt it would be better if a professional handled the role, though this didn't stop him from portraying Freed in another Creator/ArcSystemWorks project, ''VideoGame/BattleFantasia'', as well as lending his voice to later ''Guilty Gear'' installments (albeit in minor roles with minimal dialogue). Ditto with Toshimichi Mori, the director of ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', though he voices Paracelsus, also from ''Guilty Gear''.
* Randy Pitchford, president of Creator/GearboxSoftware voices Crazy Earl in the ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' games.
* The Negativitron in ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet 2'' is voiced by Jeremy Mayne, one of the game's musicians. Similarly, the character of Sean Brawn in the UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita version is voiced by writer and story director Dave Mervik.
* Masamitsu "Moo" Niitani, president of Creator/{{Compile}}, voiced Satan in the ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' games, and cosplayed him too.
* Creator/KeijiInafune, 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 ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]''.
* The video game adaptation 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 both ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' and the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series. A former employee of Creator/HALLaboratory, Sakurai was directly responsible for the creation of both 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/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'' and [[AsHimself himself]] in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid V|ThePhantomPain}}''.
* 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 ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations]]''.
* From ''VideoGame/YoshisStory'' onward, composer Kazumi Totaka supplied the voice of the titular dinosaur.
* Former ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' producer Koichi Haruta now voices the wind Primarch Raphael.
* 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. He also came back to voice some Grunts for ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''.
* 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 drunken brother-in-law.
* In ''Blasto'', the BigBad, Bosc, is voiced by the game's assistant producer, Dan Mueller.
* Very common in games by ''Creator/Rare'', with a recent video from ''Rare Replay'' showing that most of the voices for ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'', ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'', ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' and ''VideoGame/VivaPinata'' were done by the game designers, composers, programmers and studio heads for the company. This is especially notable with ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'', where not only did Chris Seavor direct, design and write for the game, but he also voiced every single male character in it except the Great Mighty Poo.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Given how ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is a Creator/RoosterTeeth production, it's no surprise that many of the studio's employees also serve as cast members for the show.
** 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.
** Series writer Miles Luna provides the voice of Jaune Arc and the barking sounds for Ruby's pet corgi Zwei (but he voices the latter [[TheOtherDarrin only in the spin-off]] [[WebAnimation/{{RWBYChibi}} chibi series]]).
** For volumes one through three, the voice for the show's secondary protagonist Roman Torchwick is provided by Rooster Teeth Animation head Gray G. Haddock.
** Series producer and co-director Kerry Shawcross also serves as the voice of Team SSSN member Neptune Vasilias.
** Producer Kathleen Zuelch was the original voice of Glynda Goodwitch up until volume three, during which she went on a [[CreatorBreakdown drunken twitter rant]] against the show's other cast members [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor which resulted in her termination]] from Rooster Teeth.
*** As for Ruby's family, her father Taiyang Xiao Long is voiced by Rooster Teeth co-founder Burnie Burns; while her half-sister Yang Xiao Long is voiced by RT's expo and social media manager Barbra Dunkelman.
* ''WebAnimation/MakingFiends'':
** Creator Amy Winfrey voices Charlotte in both the original web series and the TV reboot.
** The same goes for character designer Aglaia Mortcheva, who voices Amy's co-star Vendetta.
*** Producer Dave Wasson and writer Peter Merryman voice numerous side characters in the TV series.
* In Creator/TimBurton's web series ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O4KMr9a4P0&list=PLD32623A42D51C234 The World of Stainboy]]'', background artist and animator Will Amato voices the title character's father.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' creators Matt and Mike Chapman voice a majority of the show's cast, including Strong bad and the title character.
** The same goes for their second web series ''WebAnimation/TwoMoreEggs''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* One of the oldest and most iconic examples is Creator/WaltDisney as the original voice of WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse. In fact, until Chris Diamantopoulos starting in 2012, the mouse has always been voiced by non-professional voice actors:
** 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, WesternAnimation/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, Creator/WayneAllwine, who voiced Mickey until his death in 2009, where the role went to Hallmark Cards illustrator Bret Iwan.
* Creator/JohnKricfalusi voiced Ren on the first season and a half of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' until Nickelodeon fired him for late (as well as controversial) work.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' and ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne''[[note]]Both of which originally aired together as "Grim and Evil".[[/note]] had creator Maxwell Atoms voice recurring characters Jeff the Spider and Cod Commando. Writer C.H. Greenblatt voiced recurring character Fred Fredburger (who debuted in "Keeper of the Reaper", which Greenblatt has writing credit for).
* C.H. Greenblatt was also featured on ''Chowder'' as a puppet version of himself, as well as the voice of the adult Chowder in the finale.
* The Angry Scientist on ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'' was voiced by creator Mo Willems. Writer Joey Mazzarino also voiced some minor characters such as General Specific's cousin General Outrageous.
* Thurop Van Orman, creator of ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'', had to fill in as the voice Flapjack when the actor originally cast for the role, Creator/PaulReubens, failed to show. Two of the show's writers, Kent Osborne and Jackie Buscarino, also voiced Thomas Hatch and Sally Syrup, respectively.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' creator Pendleton Ward voicing a few characters, most notably [[CrosscastRole Lumpy Space Princess]]. Storyboard artist Kent Osborne voices Joshua the Dog and a few minor characters.
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' features creator J.G. Quintel as Mordecai and High-Five Ghost (replacing Creator/JeffBennett as the latter role). It also has storyboard artist Minty Lewis as Eileen, whilst fellow board artists Toby Jones and Andres Salaff provided voices for several one-shot characters.
* ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' creator Peter Browngardt voices the titular character.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'' has creator Skyler Page voice ''that'' show's titular character. [[CreatorBreakdown Well, he used to, anyway.]] Now he's voiced by head writer Spencer Rothbell.
* On ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', storyboard artist Lamar Abrams provides the voice of various characters, notably Buck Dewey. In addition, producer Jackie Buscarino voices Sour Cream and Onion's mom, Vidalia.
* The 2016 reboot of ''WesternAnimation/{{The Powerpuff Girls|2016}}'' features head writer Haley Mancini voicing Princess Morbucks, replacing Creator/JenniferHale. Co-writer Jake Goldman is the voice of Blossom's love interest Jared.
* ''WesternAnimation/MightyMagiswords'' creator Kyle A. Carrozza is also the voice of lead character Prohyas Warrior, as well as recurring characters Grup the Dragon and Old Man Oldman, among others.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', series director Mic Graves voices Banana Joe and his parents. Likewise, series creator Benjamin Bocquelet performs the wails, screams, and laughter for the character Sussie while storyboard artist Aurelie Charbonnier [[note]][[RelationshipVoiceActor who's also Ben's girlfriend]][[/note]] performs Sussie with her chin and (as of season 5) provides her voice.
* ''WesternAnimation/AppleAndOnion'' creator George Gendi voices Apple.
* Much like CN above, Creator/AdultSwim shows do this as well:
** ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' co-creator Dave Willis portrays both Meatwad and Carl, as well as several other tertiary characters. He later admitted playing Meatwad had seeped into his everyday life: when he comes [[CutenessProximity across something incredibly cute]], he'll ''start'' with BabyTalk, but ''end'' up doing Meatwad's mangled SimpletonVoice.
** 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.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' creator Aaron [=McGruder=] voiced a younger version of Robert Freeman in a few flashbacks. Also, co-producer Carl Jones voiced the recurring character Thugnificent.
** ''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.
** ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' co-creator Creator/JustinRoiland voices both of the title characters as well as additional voices. There's also the other co-creator and writer Creator/DanHarmon, who voices Birdperson and numerous minor roles.
* ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'' has writer Breehn Burns voices several characters, notably the Emotion Lord.
* Jack Mercer was an animator at Creator/FleischerStudios when he was asked to replace the original voice actor for ComicStrip/{{Popeye}} the Sailor. He ended up doing the official voice of the character for the next fifty years, as well as voice other iconic characters, such as WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat.
* For several years, one of WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker's [[TheOtherDarrin voice actors]] was co-creator Ben Hardaway. He was also voiced by Creator/WalterLantz's [[CrossdressingVoices wife]] Grace Stafford for a period. Lantz had actually refused to let Stafford voice Woody, but she snuck an anonymous voice recording for tryouts, which Lantz ended up accepting without realization of who it was!
* WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}'s memorable voice came courtesy of Disney storyman Pinto Colvig. Colvig also did WesternAnimation/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 WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck is Disney animator Creator/TonyAnselmo, who learned how to do the voice from the original VA himself, 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.
* Creator/TreyParkerAndMattStone do more than half the voices in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', including a few incidental female characters.
* For the first couple of seasons of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Creator/MattGroening 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.
* 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 Creator/SethMacFarlane of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' fame, voicing [[ManOfAThousandVoices Peter, Brian, Stewie]], ''[[ManOfAThousandVoices and]]'' [[ManOfAThousandVoices Quagmire]]. He also voices Stan Smith and Roger in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', as well as Tim the Bear in ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' (though only for the first two seasons; in the show's final seasons the role went to voice actor Creator/JessHarnell due to [=MacFarlane=] being occupied with his work on ''Film/{{Ted}}'').
* Much like Ward and Quintel above, ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''' creator Creator/AlexHirsch voices regular characters Grunkle Stan, Soos, and Bill Cipher, as well as Old Man [=McGucket=], Quentin Trembley, and several incidentals.
** One of Dipper and Mabel's rivals in season 1, Pacifica Northwest, is voiced by production assistant Jackie Buscarino.
** Storyboard artist Niki Yang voices Mabel's second friend Candy in the show.
** Animator Sam Marin voices [[WordSalad Celestabellebethabelle]] in the episode "The Last Mabelcorn".
*** Writer [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Matt Chapman]] appears in the show as the voice of Mermando, Soos' grandmother Abuelita, and a few members of the boy band Sev'ral Timez.
* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBeaks'': Dade and Jeremy are both voiced by creator C.H. Greenblatt. Storyboard artist Andres Salaff voices [[CrossdressingVoices Princess]] while production supervisor Nick Sumida voices several minor characters, notably [[CrossdressingVoices Randl's mother, Kathy]], and Mikey.
* ''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. In their next show, ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'', they voice background characters Vinnie Dakota and Balthazar Cavendish, time-traveling agents who are supposed to protect the Earth's supply of pistachios.
* Creator/MikeJudge, who voices the title characters of both his shows ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' and ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' as well as several other characters in each.
* 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 WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts: Milt Kahl voiced the title character of "Ferdinand the Bull" as a calf, and Fred Moore and Ward Kimball voiced their caricatures from "The Nifty Nineties."
* 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.
* 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.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', writer Sherri Stoner voices Slappy Squirrel, while Paul Rugg voices Mr. Director.
* The titular dog from ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' was voiced by Traci Paige Johnson, one of the show's creators.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', the creator Daron Nefcy voices recurring minor characters Sabrina and Starfan 13.
* On ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', series writer Doug Lawrence (better known as Mr. Lawrence) provides the voice of the villainous Plankton and numerous other characters (such as Larry the Lobster). He's also recognizable as the voice of Tom during the episode ''Chocolate with Nuts'' ([[MemeticMutation "CHOCOLATE!"]]) and the voice of [[StockScream "MY]] [[OwMyBodyPart LEG!"]]. Potty the Parrot, Patchy the Pirate's marionette assistant, was first voiced by series creator Stephen Hillenburg. Executive producer Paul Tibbit eventually took over. Tibbit also voiced Mr. Krabs' mother, Mama Krabs, before Sirena Irwin assumed the role.
* Doug Lawrence also voiced Filburt in ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', which he was a writer on before working on ''Spongebob''. He got the role by sneaking in an anonymous audition tape which was so impressive that Joe Murray failed to recognize one of his staff as the voice!
** Joe Murray himself voices Ed Bighead's son Ralph, who refuses to join his father at "Conglom-O" [[CastingGag in order to pursue his career as a cartoonist]].
* Creator Adam Reed voices main character [[EnsembleDarkhorse Ray Gillette]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''. This was circumstance: he was originally intended to be a minor character and Adam Reed was hired for cost-cutting reasons. Ray isn't in the show's credits for this reason.
* Aaron Springer is the creator and voice of the title character in ''WesternAnimation/BillyDilleysSuperDuperSubterraneanSummer''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB'' is co-created by Amy Poehler, who voices series protagonist Bessie Higgenbottom.
* Harland Williams created ''WesternAnimation/PuppyDogPals'' , and voices the main characters' owner Bob.
* Chris Nee, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins'', voices Emmy and Alma's mom.
* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'' creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg voices the minor recurring character Charley Witherspoon, an anthropomorphic frog.
* Creator Kevin Gillis provided the voice of Ranger Dan in the fourth ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons Raccoons]]'' special, ''The Raccoons: Let's Dance!''. Lisa Raccoon was also voiced by Lisa Lougheed, who was the lead singer of the end theme and the various other vocal pieces in the show proper.
* Creator/TimBurton voices the title character in his ([[LostEpisode currently lost]]) first film ''The Island of Doctor Agor''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CraigOfTheCreek'' creators Matt Burnett and Ben Levin voice two of the three Elders of the Creek (and the third is voiced by Zachary Steel, their friend and previous collaborator). The three are characters [[{{Transplant}} from a previous short film]] the duo made, ''IM IN UR MANGER KILLING UR SAVIOR'', voice actors included.
* On ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies2018'' , Kermit, Beaker, and Waldorf are voiced by the show's supervising director, Matt Danner.
* While ''WesternAnimation/MarvelsSpiderMan'' has the Hulk voiced by Fred Tatasciore as usual, his human persona, Bruce Banner, is voiced by the showrunner for the series, Kevin Shinick. Likewise, Marvel staff member Joe Quesada voices Joe the coffee shop employee.
* Eric Rogers, the showrunner for ''WesternAnimation/SkylandersAcademy'' , voices [[spoiler: Crash Bandicoot]] . Apparently, he just did scratch vocals for the character, and the higher ups were so impressed that he was cast for the role proper.
* Bill Freiberger, executive producer and show-runner of ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'', is the voice of Comedy Chimp, Lady Walrus and a few other minor characters.
* The ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}'' special "The Pogo Special Birthday Special" contains two examples ''Creator/ChuckJones'' who directed the special voiced Porky Pine, Bun Rab, and Basil Butterfly and Walt Kelly the creator of the strip voiced P.T. Bridgeport, Albert, and Howland Owl.
* On ''WesternAnimation/BigCityGreens'' , [[http://variety.com/gallery/10-animators-to-watch-2018-variety/#!4/chris-and-shane-houghton Series co-creator]] Chris Houghton voices Cricket.
* On ''WesternAnimation/GetBlake'' , series story editor Derek Dressler voices Blake's dad.
* The voice of Bong in ''WesternAnimation/TinyPlanets'' is provided by series composer Kim Goody.