Common in {{Anime}} and WesternAnimation. Prior to the 1990s, this was the standard in Western Animation in the U.S. (other countries have different standards for this) where voice actors are lumped into a simple list under the heading "Voice Characterization," or something similar. This makes viewers who recognize an actor's name have to [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} do a search]] to determine which character they were, which can be especially problematic if they used an alias for this production (or if [[ManOfAThousandVoices someone has a very large vocal range]]).

In anime dubbing, this is generally a sign that the voice acting was [[UsefulNotes/UnionsInHollywood not unionized]] for the production and at least one if not the majority of the voice talent are using aliases.

This is also prevalent in dubbed Anime and Video Games, but only for the dub cast. The credits list the Japanese voice actor in the standard Actor-Role method, while the English voice actors, by contrast, use the stock-standard "block of names." Many live-action dubbed films go farther [[note]]they're often released in theaters subtitled[[/note]] and don't list the English dub actors at all.

This trope is becoming less common as voice actors are slowly gaining more recognition and respect in and outside the industry.

There are three types of this...

!![[UncreditedRole Uncredited Actors]]

Occurring typically with older anime English dubs and video games, in these instances the dub voice talent will not be mentioned in the credits at all. This is often a major sign that it's a non-union dub and thus a lower-budget production. Unfortunately, due to union issues (or lack there of), the chances of finding out any official info of the cast are close to none--especially if the majority of voice talent have little to no VA experience or it is an older production. Several games that constantly add new characters and content that requires voice acting (such as ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'') are often given this treatment for similar reasons [[note]]SAG/AFTRA aren't often keen to video games where they add new characters/content that would require the voice actor to be hired and may sometimes re-do lines[[/note]]

In many cases, an official cast listing is made by the dubbing company/recording studio and sent to the game publishers, who publish it in the game credits at their own discretion.

!! List of Actors names only

All [=VAs=] involved in the production are listed, but the credits do not tell you which characters they voice. While it does lead to guesswork and deduction in order to figure out who voiced whom, at the very least it creates a good starting point to go off of. Both non-union and union productions perform this type of crediting, although non-union credits run the risk of including aliases and leaving certain names out. This was very commonplace in western animation during the '80s and '90s, but in recent years has fallen out of fashion in favour of more specific, film-like credits.

!! Main Characters only

This type seems like an aversion at first, since all major characters have their actors properly credited. On the other hand, any recurring, special guest, or otherwise minor characters are either relegated to "Additional Voices" or not even credited at all.

[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] when the ManOfAThousandVoices forgets which voice he used for a particular character.


[[AC:Multimedia Franchises]]
* Fairly common in ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' shows when they would only list a list of the voice actors of the series (averted in the original 1986 movie, the live action films, ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Animated]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Prime]]''). The RTM-1 dubs of some of the ''Transformers'' anime (released as ''Transformers Takara'') took this further by not crediting the English voices at all.
* Every entry in the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise, games and cartoons both, only list the [=VAs=] and don't pair them with characters, with two exceptions below. It got worse in the 2010-onward games [[TheOtherDarrin with the new voice cast]]; some [=VAs=] use aliases and Creator/LauraBailey isn't credited period.

[[AC:Non-English Dubbing]]
* 99% of works dubbed into Hungarian. A lector reads the names of the main voice cast, the staff members, and the recording studio over the credits. The characters' names are almost never mentioned; which leads viewers to guess who's voiced by whom.
** Same happens with most of Polish dubs. To make matters complicated, the amount of dub credits the lector reads depends on the time (if too little, the voice reads only the information about the dub studio) and also on the presence of a non-instrumental song during credits. There are some dubs which put the dub credits on-screen (f.e. most of movie dubs made for cinemas).
* Almost every Latin-American dub ever. Latin-American Spanish dubs handled by Buena Vista International (Creator/{{Pixar}} films and Creator/{{Disney}} series and movies) do credit their dubbers, but only after the original credits.
* A majority of foreign content dubbed into Indian languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and the rest, the voice actors and it's dubbing staff all go uncredited. But recently, since the internet has been booming with places dedicated to find the voice actors, it has been getting somewhat easier since the early 2010s. It has also gotten better with the idea of those dedicated to finding the voices online through social media. Although it does not change the fact that the voice actors still go uncredited throughout 90% of the time. Films of foreign films released on DVD or Blu-Ray with dubbing information is not impossible, as there are some releases that have it. But that is after the original ending credits and it's quite rare.

[[folder:Dubbed Anime]]
* Any dub released by Creator/BandaiEntertainment (pre-2012, before they quit home distribution entirely)
* Many series released by Creator/{{Geneon}} (before they died, obviously). They would list the Japanese actors in detail updated each episode at the beginning of the credits. The English voice actors had to settle for an alphabetical block of names toward the end, regardless of union status.
* Any English dub that was made by Animax did not credit the voice talent they used at all.
* Any Creator/StreamlinePictures dub, despite them having union contracts.
* A few of Saban's early English dubs of anime never listed voice actors, while some in the '90s only credited the main actors for characters (ie: Eagle Riders, Honeybee Hutch) and left the rest of the voice cast unknown.
* All dubs by [=ZIV=] International (and a lot of obscure '80s anime dubs in general) lack their voice acting credits.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** The anime has always been this way, and remains so to this day. Strangely, the first season featured an alphabetical list mixing the English and Japanese casts together, despite the Japanese version never being legally available in the US. After that, only the English cast was credited, with the Japanese cast going unmentioned. The exception is Creator/IkueOtani, whose [[PokemonSpeak voice for Pikachu]] is kept for the English dub. Satomi Korogi as Togepi also occasionally received credit.
** No dub from Creator/FourKidsEntertainment ever featured proper voice credits, even their theatrical films like ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''.
** This created a giant misconception where fans for many years believed Creator/MeganHollingshead was the original voice for Officer Jenny. In reality, an actress named Lee Quick was the voice. It doesn't help that Jenny was the only voice role that Quick is believed to have had.
* Both dubs of ''Manga/{{Akira}}''. Coincidentally, both were non-union. Newer remastered releases don't feature any English credits and only feature a list of Japanese voice actors without roles.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' lists the English voice cast, but not their roles.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has only the main characters credited with their roles. Everyone else is listed alphabetically with no attached roles. Despite this, the dub is indeed union, and the longest-running unionized anime dub ever.
* ''Anime/BurnUp Scramble'' (featuring Creator/WendeeLee)
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', which had a non-union dub, with many actors going under aliases. Odd, considering that the dub has been lauded for being [[SugarWiki/SuperlativeDubbing superior to the original Japanese]], even by the creators.
** Averted with the movie, which had a union dub with the same actors, and properly credited everyone in the print used for the theatrical and DVD releases, but the Blu-ray release doesn't have English credits at all.
* ''Anime/GunXSword'' has English credits, but doesn't list the voice cast.
* ''Anime/RanmaOneHalf'': partially. This was later corrected for the Blu-ray release, where the guide booklet does properly credit the main English cast (along with an "additional voices" list), but ironically doesn't credit the Japanese cast, who have never received official credit in the US.
* ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}''
* ''Manga/OutlawStar''
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''
* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo''
* Played Straight in the ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' series; averted with the first movie and OVA 3 however, and later corrected for [=OVAs=] 1-2 for their re-release, at least for the main cast. This was confusing since the first 7 episodes were dubbed non-union with aliases before the show switched to union with the same actors and their real names. Tenchi Universe only credited a list of the main voice actors, with smaller roles going completely uncredited, despite the show having a union dub.
* Particularly bad in ''[[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato Star Blazers]]'', where the American voice actors received ''no'' credit. They were all non-union at the time. Many of them were not heard in much of anything else and remained unidentified for decades until some of them, pleasantly suprised to find out that the show is still remembered, began contacting fanclubs online.
* ''Anime/StreetFighterIIV''.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. Which is frustrating when you're trying to figure out who Kimberly Grant voiced, but isn't really a big deal when you recognize the voice actors. (Lesse, Creator/LauraBailey is Tohru, Creator/EricVale is Yuki, Creator/JerryJewell is Kyo, Creator/JohnBurgmeier is Shigure...)
* ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (episodes 68-291). This was corrected for DBZ's remastered season sets, although a few voices still weren't listed, and a couple were miscredited. DB's season sets still contain this trope, as well as some of the DBZ movies.
** Creator/FUNimation's collaboration with Saban and Ocean for DBZ's original dub also featured this trope. The international dub of the second half of DBZ that brought back the Ocean cast saw the voice actors not credited at all. Actually, the only people that ''were'' credited were Akira Toriyama and the person that composed the dub music.
* ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'''s English dub is an example due to being non-union like the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games (below). A lot of characters are uncredited; not too noticeable when it's "Reporter #2" for instance, but it's just plain bad when Rise, Dojima, and Naoto (three of the main characters) have no listed voice actor. Creator/JohnnyYongBosch voices both Yu and Adachi, as he did in the game, but is only listed as Yu in the credits.
* The original ''Anime/SailorMoon'' dub. The [[Creator/DiCEntertainment DiC]] episodes just feature an alphabetical list of the regular voices, while the later Cloverway episodes have a list of all the voices with some misspellings.
** The Viz dub is pretty brutal. The episodes themselves have ''no'' English credits, but the collector's edition sets come with a booklet that includes a list of just the regular voices. Everyone else is uncredited despite how many incidentals are in the show, and the fans are tasked with figuring them out by ear. Some actors confirm their roles on social media, but not everyone, and Creator/AmandaCelineMiller (Sailor Jupiter) even challenged the fans by asking them to figure out which MonsterOfTheWeek she voiced!
** Played straight in Viz's dub of ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'', which ''does'' have English credits, but the English cast is listed alphabetically not assigned to roles. It's also only the regular cast, meaning there might be some uncredited voices.
* The English dub of ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' lists the actors, but never state who voiced whom. The only one fans can guess is Corinne Orr, as she is the only female actress. It wasn't until years later, when some of the surviving casts mentioned who voiced which character at conventions. (Creator/PeterFernandez stated in the commentary for the 1993 movie that he voiced Speed and Racer X, along some background characters. One of those characters was the thug in yellow from "The Car Hater.")
* The dub cast isn't even listed in the credits of ''Creator/OsamuTezuka's Anime/{{Metropolis}}''.
* The ''Anime/GForceGuardiansOfSpace'' dub was a clear "no list at all" case, although the voice actors were later revealed. Its predecessor ''Anime/BattleOfThePlanets'' only credited the main voice actors [[note]]Crezator/CaseyKasem, Creator/JanetWaldo, Alan Dinehart, Ronnie Schell, Creator/AlanYoung, and Keye Luke[[/note]] and never the rest of the voice pool, which have only been revealed in secondary sources and interviews [[note]]This pool of actors included Hanna-Barbara alumni like William Woodson, David Jolliffe, Takayo Fischer, and Alan Oppenheimer. Alan Dinehart Jr. and Wendy Young are two other confirmed uncredited actors.[[/note]]
** Averted with Creator/ADVFilms' uncut 2004 redub, which lists each voice actor specifically with their role each episode.
* ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' - One of the earliest anime dubs. Also non-union, meaning most of the names aren't even real. More recent ''Robotech'' properties ([[DevelopmentHell the ones that have been successfully released anyways]]), such as ''[[WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles The Shadow Chronicles]]'', are union and feature a proper list of credits.
* ''Anime/NinjaScroll'', which featured an alphabetical list of aliases for it's cast credit. Trying to figure out it's English voice actors can be a real pain in the ass for some characters.
* ''Anime/PerfectBlue'' - Only Bridget Hoffman (Mima) and Creator/WendeeLee (Rumi) have been officially revealed, but only through cast interviews. Despite this, Bridget Hoffman's alias "Ruby Marlowe", was used instead of her real name. The rest of the cast was just a list of aliases.
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' credited only the main cast, but the voice actors voicing the main cast were the [[TalkingToHimself only ones in the show at all]], so while no actors were uncredited, some smaller ''roles'' were.
* Rather bizarrely, the Italian dub of ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion]]'', and possibly the actual series, actually translates the movie's credits into English (unlike the English dub of the movie, which left them untranslated), but only lists the voice actor credits for the ''English'' dub, despite the fact that the English dub isn't even ''included'' on the Italian DVD.
* The credits for the English dub of ''Anime/TekkonKinkreet'' only lists the Japanese voice actors.
* ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'' is an odd case. The 1992 Streamline dub was union, but of course only credited the actors in an alphabetical list. The 2000 dub from Animaze was non-union and only featured an alphabetical list of aliases. The 2015 Blu-ray release from Discotek featured both dubs, but had new English credits that properly credited the actors in both dubs with help and research from the original dubbing teams. Most of the names for the 2000 dub were still aliases though, as only a few had given Discotek the okay to use their real names.
* ''Anime/YoKaiWatch'':
** The Creator/{{Disney}} dub credits the actors, but never credited which characters the actors voiced. It wasn't until Website/{{Twitter}} announcements from conventions stated who appear and the first movie where they credited the actors for what characters they voiced.
** The Italian dub credits only four voice actors missing who is whom. A good ear can get that the four voices are Nathan, Whisper, Jibanyan and Manjimutt, but it's still missing everyone else. Starting from episode 27 they also credit Katie, Eddie, Bear and Komasan's voice actors, but everyone else is still missing.

* A variant can exist on albums, where the liner notes list the musicians. While some avert this by specifically noting the individual musicians track-by-track, others just bunch all of the musicians together into one list. So for instance, an album may have three people listed on drums, but no indication as to who specifically played on any given track. (Of course, this is averted again if say, only one drummer played for the entire album.) Other times, the album may list the contributing musicians, but not credit them for which instrument they played.
* Music/DaYoopers have a similar variation on their second and third albums, ''Culture Shock'' and ''Camp Fever''. All contributing musicians are listed in the liner notes, but there is no indication as to who fronted the VocalTagTeam, and no indication as to who was actually a band member versus who was merely a guest. The latter does not credit instruments, either. As a result, nobody knows (among other things) who sang "Ruthie Rollover", "Chiquito War", or "Beer-Beer-Beer" on the former, or who played harmonica on "Cow Pie Song" from the latter. However, on ''Culture Shock'', guest musicians Bertha Hintsala and Sandy Kemppa are at least mentioned by name before their respective songs "Iso Sika" and "Da Couch Dat Burps", and Glenn Adams can be picked out on "Yooper Talk" and "Dear Mr. Governor" due to him having named appearances on later albums.

[[folder:Video Games]]
Many Japanese-developed video games list only the Japanese voice credits, ''period.''
* Many Creator/{{Nintendo}} games [[labelnote:Notable exceptions]]''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' (Japanese version only), ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'', ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'', ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' (one of the rare Nintendo games to primarily use union actors), ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' (its English dub was recorded in the United Kingdom, therefore outside the scope of American unions) and ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX''[[/labelnote]], if they bother to credit voices at all. [[note]]A general rule of thumb is that if the voice clips used are [[StockFootage reused from previous games]] or a voice actor is credited for a non-voice acting position (Kazumi Totaka being both Yoshi and a music composer, for example), then those voice actor(s) will go uncredited.[[/note]] Some characters whose voice was actually a StockSoundEffect were miscredited as another voice actor listed in the credits, most infamously Isaac Marshall as [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]] and Creator/CharlesMartinet as Franchise/DonkeyKong in the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} era. However, this isn't otherwise much of a problem, since most of the voice actors in question are easy to contact, but the voice cast of, say, ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' was anyone's guess up until recently, and for ''[[VideoGame/PanelDePon Tetris Attack]]'' it's completely unknown who did who (although it's said that Isaac Marshall did Kamek). It's also a problem for ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'', and some ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' characters who [[NonDubbedGrunts keep their original Japanese]] VoiceGrunting, thanks to the language barrier [[note]]the voice actresses for the announcer and Toad in the first three ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' games had their credits on numerous websites switched around, Demise from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' was originally thought to be an uncredited Creator/TakashiNagasako thanks to a RedHerring, and Creator/MakikoOhmoto was originally thought to voice everyone in ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' since she was the only voice actor listed in the credits; she admitted on her personal blog to have been the voices of only Kirby and the final boss in the game, while the actual voice actors of everyone else were credited under different production roles[[/note]].
** ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' since ''Brawl'', which is strange since the first two entries avoided this. Likely a union issue -- the voice actors for the ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' characters in ''Brawl'' and the ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' characters in ''Smash 4'' are union members, most of the other actors are either StockFootage from previous ''Smash'' games, American non-union, Japanese, or (regarding the ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' characters and VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}) British. [[note]]The Japanese version of ''Smash 4'', while still having a "block of names" in the credits, matches the voice actors to their roles in the Sound Test, unlike the international versions.[[/note]] Even its ''trailers'' are guilty of this trope: The Japanese ''Ultimate'' announcement trailer credits Creator/HikaruMidorikawa on-screen for rerecording Marth's lines after two past games of his StockFootage, while the equivalent part in the Western trailer points out that the character has been dubbed in English for the first time in ''Smash'' history without crediting Creator/YuriLowenthal at all.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' features the third version of this trope; the (non-union) dub was mostly done by non-union actors (or [[TakeAThirdOption ficore]]), who are credited as their character, but a few characters were voiced by union actors, who went uncredited. ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' does the same thing.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'' notably lists the actor voicing a given character right in their profile, alongside the artist who drew the character's profile art. Given the nature of the game, a mobile game constantly updated with new characters, all of them voiced, this is likely the only practical way to list credits.
* The Creator/{{Capcom}} fighting games ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2 Marvel vs. Capcom 2]]'', ''[[VideoGame/StarGladiator Plasma Sword]]'' and [[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 both]] ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK Capcom vs. SNK]]'' [[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium games]]: they didn't ''even include the Japanese voice cast,'' save for ''[=CvS2=]'''s announcer, Hiroaki Asai. Most of Capcom's other arcade games during the '90s used the block of names style of crediting instead.
* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'':
** There's a lot of confusion over who did the oft-criticized voice work for Fuuka Yamagishi in the initial dubbing of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and its ''The Answer'' epilogue. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'''s Lulu has a near-identical voice, suggesting it's almost certainly Creator/PaulaTiso, but no official sources proving as such seems to be available. Fuuka ended up received a new voice from Creator/WendeeLee in the spinoffs. Given how much flak the performance has caught, it is perhaps not surprising that nobody wants to claim it.
** No one has ever stepped up to confirm who provided Naoto's voice in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', and ''Persona 4 Golden'', and to this day the actor's identity remains a mystery. Naoto was eventually given a new actor in Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn in ''[[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation The Animation]]'', and then Creator/ValerieArem in the other spinoff games. Numerous people from Creator/{{Atlus}}, as well as voice actor Creator/ErinFitzgerald, have implied that the actor in question wishes to remain anonymous, likely due to union issues, as the ''Persona'' games are non-union. Furthermore, Arem herself, who has served as a casting director for the games, has stated that "no one has guessed even close to who Naoto's VA really is," which further leaves the identity in mystery.
** Partially averted for the dub of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', which uses union actors for at least the main characters. Unlike previous games, said actors were actually properly advertised and gave numerous interviews and hands-on videos about the roles on Atlus USA's [=YouTube=] channel. The game's credits also properly lists them in the standard "Role - Character name" format. This only applies to the major characters, though - none of the others have any acting credits.
* None of the ''Franchise/BlazBlue'' games include English credits. This created quite a bit of confusion in trying to identify the voice actor for Yuki Terumi. [[note]]For the longest time it was believed that it was Creator/DougErholtz, only to find out that it was actually Erik Davies that voiced him. [[HilariousInHindsight Funnily enough]], Erholtz actually ended voicing the character after all in the UpdatedRerelease of [[VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift the second game]], and has been his actor ever since. (Well, at least until NoDubForYou struck for [[VideoGame/BlazBlueCentralFiction the fourth installment]].)[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'': Most Primal Beasts are uncredited and voice modulation makes it more difficult to figure who was voiced by whom. Some actors eventually revealed who they voiced, like Yuki Ono as the voice of Sagittarius.
* ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'', although some detective Googling will let you figure them out.
* The DS remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' played this straight (unlike the other entries in the series). Thankfully, voice director Jonathan Klein was nice enough to confirm all of the voice actors and their characters via a guessing game format. He also did the same for other games such as ''[[VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile2Silmeria Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria]]'' and ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope''.
* ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations Resident Evil: Revelations]]'' credits the Japanese voice cast, but doesn't credit the English one. Many of the major characters are easy to pick out, though. (Creator/MichelleRuff as Jill Valentine, for example.)
* With the exception of ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Symphonia]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia Phantasia]]'' (the latter being dubbed in Japan where unions aren't an issue), the majority of games in the ''VideoGame/{{Tales|Series}}'' series are non-union and thus don't list the English voice actors.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Soul|Series}}'' series:
** ''Soulcalibur II'' had a list for the Japanese voice cast during the credits, but zilch for the English voice cast. The English [=VAs=] in ''II'' are instead credited in the in-game character profiles, which allow the player to toggle on and off the name of the VA while listening to each individual character's quotes.
** No credits whatsoever for ''Soulcalibur III'' and ''IV'' (though oddly, the ''Franchise/StarWars'' guest characters in ''IV'' did have their actors credited).
** A "block of names" for ''V'' (barring Creator/RogerCraigSmith, who was properly credited for [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed Ezio]]).
* While ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' and ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamVR'' avoided this, the games in-between them are examples, which left [[Main/CommonKnowledge a few misconceptions]] about the voice cast of these games.
** For ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]'', these included the idea of Creator/DeeBradleyBaker replacing Creator/SteveBlum as Killer Croc, Creator/CrispinFreeman was Robin, Creator/QuintonFlynn was Nightwing, and Creator/KariWahlgren was Vicki Vale, but these aren't the case: Blum [[ confirmed]] he reprised the role of Killer Croc and in addition to voicing the respective roles of Two-Face and Catwoman, Creator/TroyBaker and Creator/GreyDeLisle were also respectively [[ Robin]]--whose grunts were also reused for the Nightwing DLC--and [[ Vicki Vale.]]
** ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins Arkham Origins]]''[='=]s misconceptions included Creator/SteveBlum again reprising the role of Killer Croc, Creator/GreyDeLisle replacing Creator/KariWahlgren as Vicki Vale, either Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor or John Kassir as Firefly, and Creator/KimberlyBrooks voicing the younger Barbara Gordon, but again, this isn't the case. Despite returning yet again, this time, Blum was indeed replaced as the voice of Croc, with Creator/KharyPayton [[ replacing him]]; as noted above, Wahlgren was never Vale in ''City'' to begin with, meaning [=DeLisle=] didn't replace anyone; and while Kassir's in the game, Creator/CrispinFreeman [[ was Firefly.]] Moreover, Brooks and Taylor ''aren't even in the game'', making the misconceptions about them odd.
** Until August of 2017, this was assumed that in addition to returning as Deathstroke, that Creator/MarkRolston reprised his ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' role as ComicBook/LexLuthor in ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]''. Creator/KeithSilverstein has since [[ said it was him who voiced Luthor.]]
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''' voice cast are not credited. A number of the characters' voice actors have been found by the actors crediting themselves on their personal website, but many of them are just fans' suspicions.
* In an inversion, ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' only gives the English voice cast.
* ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' contains a complete cast list, but does not match actors to characters.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' has credits that attributes the voice actors to the OriginalGeneration characters and crossover characters from other Creator/SquareEnix games, but the Disney roles are just listed as "Disney Character Voices," which tends to cause trouble when TheOtherDarrin hits.
* Creator/{{Valve}} has a policy to only list the names of the people who were involved in the production of their games, without naming specific roles. It becomes less "Who voiced who?" and more "Who were even doing voice acting?" However, ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' are exceptions, and separate the voice cast list, even matching the voice actors to their roles!
* Every video game licensed by [[Creator/NipponIchi NIS America]] never lists the English credits. Only a few voice actors have confirmed their roles either through their websites or at {{fan convention}}s. Even so, there are some characters whose voice actors has not been confirmed ever since the ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' game.
* ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' has a block of name credits... that lumps the actual voice cast and the {{Fake Shemp}}s -- which the game has a good amount of -- together, giving the unaware the impression that Creator/HaroldRamis, Creator/WilliamHartnell and Music/JohnnyCash all rose from the grave together and joined up with a Creator/ChristopherEccleston who somehow got over his CreatorBacklash of ''Series/DoctorWho'' to do voiceovers alongside Creator/TroyBaker and Creator/GaryOldman among others. (Cash is credited for the usage of archival audio of his guest spot in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E9ElViajeMisteriosoDeNuestroJomer El Viaje Misterioso De Nuestro Jomer]]," by the way.)
* ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'' also has a block of name credits in each of the three games, with the separate credit of "and Creator/AnthonyDaniels [[AndStarring as C-3PO]]" in ''3.0 Edition''.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'' has Alisa Reinford and Crow Armbrust whose voice actors are not credited. It somehow becomes a rather frequently-asked question in [=GameFAQs=] in Alisa's case with some people trying to speculate who her voice actress is.
* The PC version of ''VideoGame/DreamWeb'' credits the actors who voiced the dialogue, but never states who voiced which character. The only guess is that Ryan is voiced by Martin Sherman, as he is top billed and his voice is reminiscent of his performance as WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine, a character he voiced many years later.

[[folder:Western Animation, Same Language]]
* Creator/MelBlanc was the only voice actor credited in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoons, fueling the misconception that Blanc did ''all'' the original Looney Tunes voices. Even he was only credited once it became part of his contract, as a compromise for when the studio refused to give him a pay raise for his extensive work. Shows like ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' would later properly credit all the main actors, but prior to Mel Blanc, it was rare for voice actors to be credited ''at all''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' lists who played who for the main cast, and then everyone else's voice actor is listed as "Additional voices", not saying who voices who, which carried into most of the dubs of the series (and it often varies on if Miss Grotke's going to be part of the "main" or "supporting" cast, she's "supporting" in most foreign dubs).
* All animated Disney films from ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros'' to ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' did this, with movies before ''Caballeros'' not even showing the actors' names at all. (See below for the sole exception to this.) Not only that, nearly all Disney ''TV series'' from the '80s and throughout the '90s didn't list who played what characters. ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' was a notable exception.
* All of Nickelodeon's ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' and the first season of the Disney series don't list who played who.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' never lists who plays who. The only exceptions are second-season episode "Old Money" (which gives a list of all the voice actors' characters under their credit, as the producers got sick of people asking who did what voice and chose to list them all on the next episode in production) & TheMovie.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' credit their actors almost identically to ''The Simpsons''. Which is a shame, since in ''Family Guy'', the voice actor pool has expanded greatly since the 2005 revival. Creator/{{Seth MacFarlane}} still usually voices many incidentals though.
** In the early episodes, Creator/LaceyChabert (who then-voiced Meg), was completely uncredited for unknown reasons, but was finally listed in a Season 10 episode when archive recordings of her voice are used.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''. It can get confusing, since every episode has a different set of characters/actors, though most are celebrities. Creator/SethGreen is usually easy to pick out though. He handles many, many of the characters himself.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' only lists the voice actor names, though the recurring actors (Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Creator/MaryKayBergman in early seasons, Creator/AprilStewart, Creator/MonaMarshall) tend to be a little easier to match up to roles than the guests and occasional actors they use to spread work out. As it's a non-union production, there are also cases where some guest voices will be uncredited, or the other actors in the voice pool will use aliases.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBrothersFlub''. The credits listed all the voice actors, but never clarified who voiced which character.
%%* The ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' cartoon.
* WesternAnimation/KappaMikey listed the voice actors who played the main characters along side each other, but only listed the names of any guest voice actors and not their characters.
* The Creator/GoldenFilms series of videos depicting fairy tales, famous novels, and the like, none of the voice actors are credited although animation fans can identify people like Creator/CamClarke, Creator/JimCummings, Creator/JeffBennett, Creator/CoreyBurton, Creator/RobPaulsen, Creator/KathSoucie, Creator/CandiMilo, and Creator/TressMacNeille among other voice actors in the casts.
* The English dubs of ''[[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Thomas and Friends]]'' have the actors credited, but never stated whom exactly voiced which character. The only way you can tell are the girl voices, but even that doesn't help. Eventually, both of Thomas' voice actors stated in interviews state which characters they exactly voice. "Tale of the Brave" did tried to fix this by crediting the actors, but there was still a few hiccups.
* The credits for the Augenblick episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' often had mistakes (as noted by [[WordOfGod a crew member]]), and only ever listed the names of David Wain, Teddy Cohn, Richard Mather, and Chris [=McCulloch=]. This meant quite a few voice actors went uncredited for their work until the switch to Titmouse for the next two seasons.
* Thanks to ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' being in short form, there are no credits to tell the voice actors. There are only a few confirmed voice actors in the series and they all come from outside sources. However, this was finally averted with the "Mixed Up Special", which gave credits at the end. However, Kraw and Scorpi were accidentally omitted from them, meaning their voice actors are still unknown.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' credits the main five characters with specific voice actors and everyone else under "Other Voices", which doesn't take into account how some of the main voice actors also play secondary characters. In early seasons this list changed very infrequently, crediting single episode guest stars in dozens of episodes they don't appear in. Many voice actors were miscredited on sites like wikia for ''years'' until [[WordOfGod the voice director corrected them]].
* The first two seasons of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' had the exact same cast list for every episode, listing nine featured voice performers and three [[NonSingingVoice featured singers]], giving credit to eleven characters in all. This changed starting in Season 3, and most (but not all) Season 1 and 2 voices have been confirmed by WordOfGod.
* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' lists the regular cast in the opening and guest stars in the credits, not attributing any to specific characters. Most of the cast (i.e. Creator/WillArnett, Creator/AlisonBrie, Paul F. Tompkins) are [[CelebrityVoiceActor celebrities]] with distinct enough voices that they're easy to pick out.
* The first ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' television special, ''WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas'', didn't credit any of the voice actors. This may have something to do with the fact that they were all child actors. Starting from the second special, ''Charlie Brown's All-Stars'', they switched to the "Only the main characters" (i.e Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and later Sally) setup.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' only credits the voice actors for Sam, Max and the Geek.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'', which is especially frustrating because the show had a ''lot'' of guest voices, and not all of them are super famous.
* ''WesternAnimation/HannaBarbera'' shows from the '70s through early '90s were notoriously bad about this; they put a whole ''series'' worth of voice actors in the credits for ''each'' episode, even if they had nothing to do with the specific episode in question. This makes identifying each voice actor a nightmare. [[ Just one example]], from ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo''.
* None of the credits for each segment of ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'' indicated who played which character. And then some segments such as ''Life With Loopy'' didn't bother to credit any of the actors, leaving most of the cast of the short unconfirmed (with the exception of [[Creator/DanielleJudovits the title character]])
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' only credits the three main characters and all the others were listed as "Additional Voices". This can give fans of the show hell when trying to figure out who's voiced by who.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhantomInvestigators'' credited the four main voice actors as "Starring", and then the rest of the voice actors as "Also Starring", not listing which characters they played. Frustratingly, Kids' WB only seemed to use two sets of credits for the episodes they aired, which usually meant that the voices listed in the credits for certain episodes might not have even appeared in the episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'':
** Only the main cast is credited, meaning some characters, like the robots and aliens that appear in the show are not credited. Fans guess that Mr. Grumpy's robot share the same voice as himself (obviously), and Herbie Homemaker is voiced by Mr. Tickle.
** Even then, some of the actors were using pseudonyms that can never be traced. Like with Yo-kai Watch, it wasn't until later much later when Twitter feeds state that some of the actors' real names (Mr. Scatterbrain's voice actor).
* Played with on ''WesternAnimation/HandyManny''. Wilmer Valderrama is credited for the title character as well as any guest actors, but the principle cast is only credited by name.

[[folder:Western Animation, Dubbed]]
* The [[ Swedish]], [[ Norwegian]] and [[ Danish]] credits of ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' on Scandinavian Disney Channel really didn't list who played who. Also, ''Fillmore!'' was second to-the-last new TV show on Nordic Disney Channel that received the Swedish-Norwegian-Danish combo credits (at the time the show debuted in Scandinavian Disney Channel (August 2005), this channel aired live-action shows in subbed version.).
* The English dub of ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' only lists the original German voice actors, although people think Cary Elwes is Francis, Burt Reynolds or Michael Madson is Bluebeard, and John Hurt is Pascal.
* The Polish dub of the ''The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures'' cartoon listed only the two main voice actors who voiced Emily and Alexander.
* The English dub of the German animated film "Pirates of Tortuga: Under The Black Flag" only lists the original German voice actors, the English voice actors are largely unknown.
* The Italian dub of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' changed format multiple times for the credits. Season 1 listed only the Mane 6 plus Celestia, Spike, and Pinkie Pie's singing voice. In Season 2 it was changed with a ginormic list of almost every character appearing during the season (and until 2015 it was the only confirmation that [[MissingEpisode the Flim Flam Brothers episode was indeed dubbed since it's skipped in TV airings]]), plus a general list of the [[NonSingingVoice singing voices]] missing the "who voices who" part. Season 3 did a similar thing, but listing only main and important characters (Mane 6, Spike, Princesses, Shining Armor, Discord, Big Mac, Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle and Granny Smith - before you ask no, Scootaloo's voice was never credited on screen). Season 4 did something similar to Season 2, but only covered the first seven episodes (it can be explained because starting from Season 4 they stopped waiting for the complete season airing and instead they split each season in 3 waves that air within the current year), Season 5 came back to the Season 3 format, and Season 6 it's where they're finally making individual credits for each episode.
* Italian dubs of Cartoon Network shows usually list only a handful of main characters, but some shows need some extra tidbits:
** ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': Only Finn, Jake and Princess Bubblegum are credited. Starting from Season 5, Ice King is credited too.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': Credits only Gumball, Darwin, Anais, Nicole and Richard. Halfway through Season 3 the former two get [[TheOtherDarrin new voices]], but the credits aren't updated at all.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Clarence}}'': For the first half of season 1 the only voice actors credited are the ones who do Clarence, Jeff, Sumo, Mary and Belson (and the last one is wrong: Belson is voiced by Davide Lepore, but the credits instead mention Emiliano Reggente, Chad's voice actor). Subverted starting from the second half of the season, where there is a gigantic list crediting the voices for every character in the show, even one-shot characters.
** ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Supernoobs}}'' take it to the extreme and have no credits for the Italian voice actors.
* The Italian dub credits for ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' feature the entire voice cast for the show, including the voices of multiple one-shot characters... the problem is that not only they don't say who voices who, but also the credits are written in a ''very small'' font and last for only 3 seconds.

[[folder:Live-Action Film]]
* Franchise/{{The Muppet|s}} movies:
** Inverted in ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', which has the puppeteers with their characters, but lists the "Special Guest Stars" without saying who they play.
** Zig-zagged by ''Film/FollowThatBird'': first it lists Caroll Spinney, Creator/JimHenson and Creator/FrankOz with their characters, but then Richard Hunt, Kathryn Mullen and Jerry Nelson are listed under the generic heading of "Principal Muppet Performers". All the other actors after this, both live-action and Muppeteers, are listed along with their characters.

[[folder:Live Action Television]]
* Franchise/TheMuppets:
** Unlike the various movies, most of the TV shows credit the Muppet performers, but not the characters they portray. An exception to this rule is the short-lived ''Series/TheJimHensonHour''.
** On ''Series/SesameStreet'', Caroll Spinney frequently received special credit for performing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, while the other performers would usually be listed under the category "Jim Henson's Muppets."
* ''Series/TheUntouchables'' is a rare Live Action example... and it's an {{Inver|tedTrope}}sion at that: During the Opening Credits, the actors playing the principle characters of the episode are shown. However, when the cast list is read in the closing credits, the only one of them that is specifically paired with his character is Robert Stack ([[TheLeader Elliot Ness]]). The co-stars and special guest stars are listed but their characters are not named in the credits, even though they were the principles; being standard text credits, the pictures are not shown either. This is followed by the listing of the rest of the episode's actors paired with their characters, first the {{Recurring Character}}s then the one-shots.

[[AC:Anime Dubs]]

This is a common practice in ''most'' anime series nowadays; Creator/FUNimation tends to give the English voice cast ''precedence'' in the credits over the Japanese voice cast,[[note]]Early [=FUNimation=] dubs didn't credit the Japanese voice actors ''at all'',[[/note]] as do Creator/SentaiFilmworks and did Creator/ADVFilms back in the day.
* ''[[Anime/KidouTenshiAngelicLayer Angelic Layer]]''
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' lists the Japanese/English cast side-by-side with their characters.
* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' goes English, then Japanese credits.
* ''Anime/ErgoProxy''
* ''Manga/{{Gantz}}''
* ''Anime/KiddyGrade''
* ''Anime/MaiHime'' runs the credits twice; once in Japanese, then once in English.
* ''Anime/{{Noein}}''
* ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' lists them concurrently, in both the ends credits and the ''dramatis personae'' at the beginning of each episode.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' ([=FUNimation=] dub) thankfully. However, it does include a generic list of additional voices for unnamed extras.
* ''Anime/PleaseTeacher'' runs Japanese credits, then the preview, then English credits.
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' was an early example, although since it was non-union, most of the actors were aliases. Stand Alone Complex is a famous example of a union dub with proper credits.
* ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'' and ''Manga/AirGear'' also lists the English credits before the Japanese ones.
* ''Manga/{{Tokko}}'' not only does full Japanese and English credits, but full Spanish credits.
* The first ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' film lists the Japanese/English voice actors side-by-side. The only other part of the franchise to have proper English credits is OVA 3.
* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'': The movie featured the Japanese/English cast alongside each other for the original English release.
* Back in the day, most anime released by Creator/CentralParkMedia, Creator/AnimEigo, and Creator/MediaBlasters had proper credits.
* Any official Creator/StudioGhibli film dub, helped by the fact that they cast CelebrityVoiceActors. Many still have a generic list of additional voices.

[[AC:Video Games]]
* The ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}}'' series are the only ''Sonic'' games to match up the voice actors to their characters.
* ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'',an interesting exception among Atlus/PCB Productions dubs.
* As noted before, unlike [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity its]] [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins successors]], ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' generally avoided this by listing who the voice for the characters are.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' and the first ''VideoGame/MarioVsDonkeyKong'' specifically attributes Mario to Creator/CharlesMartinet and (in later versions of ''Super Mario 64'') Peach to Leslie Swan. Justified for the former as it was the first main ''Mario'' game to feature voice acting.
* ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' also credits by role. However, since the "voice acting" is simply VoiceGrunting limited to a few specific [=NPCs=], not many people know or care about this.


Any Western cartoon made after the 90s. The 90s marked a transition period with a mix of this trope and proper credits.
* ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' is the first Disney animated film to have the characters' names list next to those of their voice actors. This actually would not happen again until 1967's ''Disney/TheJungleBook''.
* The [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer Brothers]] movie ''Film/MrBugGoesToTown'' may be the earliest example where the voice actors are credited for which characters they voiced.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' showed pictures of each character each actor voiced along with their names in the credits.