There is an unwritten expectation that actors can only play the same character for so long, maybe they got sick of the role, contract negotiations fell through, scheduling didn't work out or they simply died. We tend to view things like TheOtherDarrin and SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute as normal and common. But there is something to be said for when an actor sticks with or comes back to a role. This tends to come as a surprise, just because of the length of time involved and scheduling issues.

This tends to happen one of three ways:
* Single Continuity- Time has continued from the last time we saw the character.
* Alternate Continuity- A reboot of some sort is created, and instead of recasting the role they keep the same actor despite that.
* Marathon Run- Every few years there is a new appearance that reminds us that they are still around, and have no intention on leaving the character alone.

Compare RegularCharacter, RecurringCharacter, RemakeCameo and BackForTheFinale.

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!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime]]
* The fans rejoiced when it was revealed that pretty much the entire voice cast from the Anime/TenchiMuyo series would reprise their roles for the new OVA in 2005, especially since very few of them were even ACTIVE in the industry since the original show ended. Unfortunately, this miracle was ruined when it was also revealed that Ryoko would be exception to this...
* ''Anime/DragonballKai'' got together most every possible voice actor who worked on the original series to voice the same character in the ReCut, both Japanese and English versions. Creator/MasakoNozawa and Creator/SeanSchemmel voice Goku and Creator/ChristopherSabat voices Vegeta. It provided a marked example of VocalEvolution.
** Of special note, in the Japanese version Masaharu Satou was the very first voice actor to voice Master Roshi after the original voice actor Kouhei Miyauchi passed away, voicing him for his brief scene in the 13th film. Since then Hiroshi Masuoka mainly did his voice (with Kinya Aikawa handling the 4th Dragon Ball movie), but beginning with Kai Satou returned in the role and has been doing Master Roshi's voice in all media since.
** ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' did this as well, bring back not only the surviving cast members from Kai but also the cast members from the Buu saga who had yet to return[[note]]The first run of Kai only went up to the Cell saga, though amusingly the Buu saga would be handled shortly after Battle of Gods was completed.[[/note]]. The most noteworthy return for the Japanese version was Creator/YukoMinaguchi, who again voiced Videl for the film but was absent from Kai due to her studying abroad. On the English dub's side, Meredith [=McCoy=] and Brad Jackson respectively returned to voice Android 18 and Oolong, both of whom had been absent from the original Kai dub.
*** In Italy, the ''Dragon Ball'' movies initially got a dub with a cast of voice actors different from the one from the series which also was adapted more faithfully to the original, but some years later they were all redubbed with the regular voice cast and [[{{Woosleyism}} adaptation]] [[{{Bowdlerise}} choi]][[DubNameChange ces]]. The Italian dub of ''Battle of Gods'', surprisingly enough, featured the cast of the more faithful dub of the movies. The motivation for this choice is because Goku's voice actor from the anime dub died and they didn't want to change him, so they just got the whole other cast. Fans (and Vegeta's regular voice actor) were not pleased.
** The Brazilian dub of the live-action ''Film/DragonBallEvolution'' movie uses the same voice actors from the anime. The dub of ''Dragon Ball Kai'', however, doesn't.
* The voices for Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, Luna, Artemis, Ikuko, and Sammy reprised their roles for the third and fourth seasons of Cloverway's American dub of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' (done ''years'' after the first two). Unfortunately, they were pretty much the only ones.
** The 2014 remake ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' sees the return of Creator/KotonoMitsuishi, the original Japanese voice actress of Usagi/Sailor Moon. Notably, she's the only one of the original senshi actresses to return, the Inners are given new voices. The English dub will also feature the return of the cast of Creator/VizMedia's redub of the original anime (Creator/StephanieSheh as Usagi, Creator/RobbieDaymond as Mamoru, Creator/CindyRobinson as Queen Beryl, etc.)
* Inverted in the Japanese version of ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'', where most of the roles were recast despite only a few years passing after the first anime finished. The English dub, by contrast, uses almost the exact ''same'' cast as [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 adaptation]]; the only major exceptions were Al, Scar, Hohenheim, and (partway into the series) Greed.
* Creator/SpikeSpencer was brought in to reprise his role as Shinji Ikari in the ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' movies, even though he's now a West Coast VA and Creator/FUNimation is located in Texas. Creator/TiffanyGrant still voices Asuka in the second film, though she had already been doing some work for [=FUNimation=] since Creator/ADVFilms closed down. Likewise, there's Allison Keith, who returned to voice Misato in the English dubs, despite having since entered into a teaching career. Creator/JohnSwasey playing Gendo in the ''Rebuild'' films is also a smaller case of role reprisal: while he was not Gendo's first English voice actor (that was Tristan [=MacAvery=]), he had previously voiced Gendo [[TheOtherMarty in the dub of the Evangelion Director's Cut.]] However, The entire Japanese VA team returned for ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion''.
* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' features a bizarre variation. For the role of Lynn Minmay in the English dub of the show, ADV cast Mari Iijima--''who had voiced the character in the Japanese version more than 20 years prior.''
* The entire English cast for ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' reprised their roles for the trilogy of movies about 10 years after dubbing the TV series (including the very minor roles). Unfortunately, the Japanese cast wasn't so lucky.
* ''[[Manga/{{Trigun}} Trigun: Badlands Rumble]]'' saw the entire cast from the TV series reprise their roles in the Japanese version. In the English dub's case, only Creator/JohnnyYongBosch returned as Vash.
* The entire English voice cast reprised their roles for ''[[Manga/InuYasha InuYasha: The Final Act]]'' about seven years after the original series came to an end. Kagome, Sesshomaru, and Kaede were the only notable exceptions, with Kira Tozer replacing Moneca Stori as Kagome, Michael Daingerfield replacing Creator/DavidKaye as Sesshomaru, Linda Harlow replacing Pam Hyatt as Kaede. Danny [=McKinnon=] was also replaced by Aidon Drummond as Kohaku, but then again, had already gotten TheOtherDarrin treatment once before as [=McKinnon=] replaced Alex Doduk.
* When Creator/{{Funimation}} acquired the English rights to the first ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' movie after Creator/MediaBlasters' (who had originally dubbed the film in the late 90s) license expired, they proceeded to redub it with the TV series cast, six years after the TV series dub had ended.
* An interesting example: Creator/RichardCansino voiced the title role in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' for the original Creator/{{Sony}} dub (titled ''Samurai X'') and reprised the role for the Creator/BangZoomEntertainment dub years later.
** Likewise, J Shannon Weaver, who voiced Kenshin in the movies and [=OVAs=] will be returning for the new OVA.
* Giovanni's voice actor, Creator/TedLewis, was replaced in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' with the rest of the cast, but returned to voice the role after his replacement left the show.
** In addition, Roger Parsons returned to narrate the show at the beginning of ''Battle Frontier'' after being away for several seasons where Creator/MikePollock was the narrator instead.
* Creator/TesshoGenda and Creator/SeizoKato, the Japanese voice actors for Optimus Prime and Megatron in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', reprised their respective roles in the Transformers parody episode of ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterBelt''.
* The voice actors for the lead {{Slayers}} characters (Lina, Gourry, Amelia, and Zelgadis) returned to reprise their roles in both Japanese and English for Slayers Revolution and Slayers Evolution-R.
* It was recently revealed that the ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' cast will be reprising their roles for the "Roberta's Blood Trail" OVA.
* The voice cast from the ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' video game reprised their roles in the [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation anime TV series]]. The only notable exceptions are Chie (originally Tracey Rooney, [[TheOtherDarrin Darrin'd]] by Creator/ErinFitzgerald, Teddie (originally Creator/DaveWittenberg, Darrin'd by Creator/SamRiegel), Naoto (unknown original VA darrin'd by Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn), and for the second half, Kanji (originally Creator/TroyBaker, darrin'd by Creator/MatthewMercer).
* The entire voice cast of the original ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'' anime returned to reprise their roles for the 10 ''[[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Hellsing Ultimate]]'' [=OVAs=].
* The entire cast from the ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' anime returned to reprise their roles in the Unlimited Blade movie... except Saber in the English dub.
** The English dub of the ''LightNovel/FateZero'' anime has a bizarre subversion in that two major characters that appear in both the ''Zero'' and the ''Stay Night'' anime have their voice actors[[note]]Creator/GrantGeorge, who played Gilgamesh, and Creator/JamiesonPrice, who played Kotomine[[/note]] reappear... but both voice ''completely different characters''[[note]]In ''Zero'', George plays Lancer and Price plays Rider[[/note]]. Rin, however, remains voiced by Creator/MelaLee.
* The cast for ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' reprised their roles for the last 26 episodes and movie several years after the original episodes were released.
* Funimation's English dub of ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'' features multiple role reprisals: Not only is Creator/MichelleRuff reprising her role as Fujiko from Geneon's dub of the TV series and first movie, but Sonny Strait, Creator/ChristopherSabat, and Creator/MikeMcFarland are respectively reprising their roles from Funimation's movie and TV special dubs. Creator/RichardEpcar is voicing Zenigata this time around, amusingly making this the third character in the series he's voiced (previously he was Goemon in ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro'' and Jigen in Geneon's dub).
* ''Anime/EurekaSevenAO'' has Creator/KaoriNazuka and Creator/StephanieSheh reprise their role from [[Anime/EurekaSeven the original series]] as Eureka. The dub also sees Creator/JohnnyYongBosch back as Renton, too.
* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl Teatrino'' uses the same English voices as ''Gunslinger Girl''.
* ''Anime/GeGeGeNoKitaro'''s Medama Oyaji has been voiced by Isamu Tanonaka in all five incarnations of the series, he even voices Medama Oyaji in the 2008 series ''Anime/HakabaKitaro'', Following Tanonaka's death in 2010, Nurarihyon's regular voice actor Takeshi Aono took the role of Medama Oyaji for the TV Special Kitarō: The Happy Journey. However, with Aono having also passed away in 2012, it is unknown who will be taking over the role.
* The Italian dub of ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'' haves Alessio Cigliano reprising his role as Greymon from the original series.
** In the final episodes of the series, during the massive teamup, almost everyone keeps his original voice actor. The only exceptions were [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Gomamon, Tentomon,]] [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Ken and Veemon]] (first three got [[TheOtherDarrin new voices]], the latter's only line was given to Davis taking advantage to the fact that no moving lips were shown in that scene). [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Takuya]] got a new voice too, but only because his [[CrossDressingVoices voice actress]] was already voicing Davis. Alessio Cigliano reprises also the role of Tai's Agumon, albeit with a totally different voice because he can't do the old one anymore.
* For the dub of Creator/HyperdimensionNeptuniaTheAnimation, Creator/{{FUNimation}} managed to hire most of the L.A. based voice talents from the games, including Creator/MelissaFahn, Creator/ErinFitzgerald, Creator/TaraPlatt, Creator/WendeeLee, and Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos.
* In the dub of ''Anime/BlazBlueAlterMemory'', Creator/{{FUNimation}} actually managed to hire nearly all of the original dub voice actors from the games to reprise their roles in the English dub, which is being recorded at Creator/{{FUNimation}} itself. Some of the voice actors include Patrick Seitz (the voice of Ragna) (who is frequently a regular at Creator/{{Funimation}}, despite being L.A. based), Creator/DavidVincent (who voiced Jin Kisaragi). Creator/CristinaValenzuela (the voice of Noel Vermillion), and Creator/MelaLee (who voiced Rachel Alucard). The only exception is Platinum the Trinity, in which Creator/AlexisTipton replaced Creator/LauraBailey, a former Creator/{{FUNimation}} employee.
* ''Manga/BirdyTheMighty: Decode'' features Mako Hyōdō reprising her role from the OVA series as [[BigBad Christella Revi]].
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[[folder:Fan Projects]]
* In the Animated FanFilm, ''Batman: New Times'', Creator/AdamWest reprises his role from ''Series/{{Batman}}'' as the [[Franchise/{{Batman}} titular Caped Crusader]] and Creator/MarkHamill reprises his ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' role as SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.
* ''[[Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical A Very Potter Senior Year]]'' sees Creator/EvannaLynch reprising her role from the ''Film/HarryPotter'' films as Luna Lovegood.
* Josh Mandel voiced King Graham in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV''. While he was a programmer and not a professional voice actor by any stretch (the game's voices were all {{Sierra}} staff), his was one of the best showings, and he was able to reprise it for ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVI'', which ''did'' have professional-grade voice talent. Later on, AGDInteractive contacted him for the {{FanRemake}}s of ''VideoGame/KingsQuestI'', ''VideoGame/KingsQuestII'', and ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIII'' (he also voiced Graham in Infamous Adventures' version).
* ''WebVideo/{{Sonic}}'' sees Jaleel White reprise his role from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' and ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'' as the titular Sonic.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' series managed to have the same actor (John Morris) who played Andy as a kid, adolescent and young adult through all three films, with the third movie being made 11 years after the second movie. The characters grew up in approximate real time, 15 years have passed in real life and Andy aged about 12 years. All of the main characters are also voiced by the same actors, with only one (Slinky) being recast due to Jim Varney's death.
** As with everyone in ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]'' except for Fillmore, who is given a new voice actor due to the death of Creator/GeorgeCarlin; Red, who stopped speaking altogether due to the death of Creator/JoeRanft; and [[spoiler:[[TheCharacterDiedWithHim Doc Hudson]]]].
** ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'' is no exception ether. They brought back Billy Crystal for Mike, John Goodman as Sully and Creator/SteveBuscemi as Randall.
* Everyone in ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame II'' except [[TheOtherDarrin Laverne the gargoyle]], due to the death of actress Mary Wickes, and The Archdeacon, whose one line leaves him relegated to TheOtherDarrin status.
* [[Franchise/StreetFighter M. Bison]] and Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog's voice actors, Gerald C. Rivers and Creator/RogerCraigSmith respectively, reprised their characters for ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.
** Additionally, we have Creator/KyleHebert and Creator/ReubenLangdon [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV returning as]] Ryu and Ken.
* The Barbies in the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' films are all voiced by Jodi Benson. There's a good chance this wasn't just some random casting choice -- at the time ''Toy Story 2'' was being made, she was the last person to give Barbie a voice, in ''Dance Workout with Barbie'', an exercise video released way back in 1992.
* The WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies have very often featured voice actors from the Franchise/{{DCAU}} reprising their roles, as well as other series. Of note, we've so far had:
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight'': Creator/KevinConroy as Batman.
** ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternFirstFlight'': Olivia d'Abo as (albeit pre-Star Sapphire) Carol Ferris
** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies'' and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanApocalypse'' Both movies saw Conroy return as Batman and Creator/TimDaly return as Superman. ''Public Enemies'' also saw Creator/ClancyBrown return as Lex Luthor, Creator/CCHPounder reprise the role of Amanda Waller, and Creator/JenniferHale reprise the role of Killer Frost, while ''Apocalypse'' sees Creator/SusanEisenberg reprise the role of Wonder Woman and Creator/EdwardAsner reprise the role of Granny Goodness.
** ''WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseGreenArrow'': Music/GreyDeLisle reprises her ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' role as ComicBook/BlackCanary.
** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanShazamTheReturnOfBlackAdam'': Creator/GeorgeNewbern and Jerry O'Connell in the respective roles of Superman and Captain Marvel.
** ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternEmeraldKnights'': Music/GreyDeLisle reprises her role from ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' as Boodikka.
** ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'': Creator/JeffBennett reprises his role from ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' as Alfred.
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'': Not only do Daly, Conroy, and Eiseberg return, but Creator/CarlLumbly, Phil Morris, Olivia d'Abo, Alexis Denisof, and Creator/DavidKaufman reprise their respective roles as Martian Manhunter, Vandal Savage, Mirror Master, and Jimmy Olsen. Creator/NathanFillion also reprises his role from ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternEmeraldKnights'' as Hal Jordan. Also, despite, voicing the Flash, Creator/MichaelRosenbaum does ''not'' count as this, as the Flash in ''Doom'' is Barry Allen, not Wally West.
** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite'': George Newbern as Superman and David Kaufman as Jimmy Olsen
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox'' sees Conroy back as Batman and Dana Delany back as Lois Lane. It also sees Creator/VanessaMarshall reprise her ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'' role as Wonder Woman, Creator/RonPerlman reprise his ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' role as Deathstroke, Nathan Fillion return yet again as Hal Jordan, and Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson and Creator/DeeBradleyBaker reprise their respective ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' roles as the President and Ertigan.
** ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueWar'': Zach Callison reprises his role from ''WesternAnimation/SupermanShazamTheReturnOfBlackAdam'' as Billy Baston. Its sequel, ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueThroneOfAtlantis'' once again sees Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan [[spoiler: and Creator/SteveBlum reprise his ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox'' role as Lex Luthor.]]
** ''WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman'': Jason O'Mara reprises his ''Justice League: War'' role as Batman and David [=McCallum=] reprises his ''Batman: Gotham Knight'' role as Alfred. Its sequel, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanVsRobin'' sees Creator/KevinConroy reprise his [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE30PerchanceToDream "Perchance to Dream"]] and ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' role as Thomas Wayne.
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham'' sees Kevin Conroy as Batman again, CCH Pounder reprise the role of Amanda Waller, Jennifer Hale reprise her role as Killer Frost, Creator/TroyBaker reprise his ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' role as the Joker, Creator/HyndenWalch reprise her ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' role as Harley Quinn, and Martin Jarvis reprises his ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' role as Alfred. Hale also reprises her role from the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "Chill of the Night!" as Poison Ivy.
* After Creator/RobinWilliams made peace with Disney he agreed to appear on the third movie, ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'', with the producers even discarding DanCastellaneta ([[PoorMansSubstitute who replaced him before and afterwards]])'s recorded voice track for that.
* Most of the original voice cast of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' returned in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea'' (Pat Carroll voiced Ursula in he original film, but plays a character related to her, and [[TheOtherDarrin Flounder has a new voice actor]]).
** A few voice actors reprise their roles in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIII'', including Jodi Benson and Samuel L. Wright. Kenneth Mars was unable to return, however.
* Creator/DomDeLuise was big on doing this. In every sequel or spinoff series done to whatever movie he voiced in, he was always there to reprise his roles.
* Related to the above, the ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' sequels were remarkably consistent in their voice actors, the main exceptions being when Phillip Glasser outgrew the role of Fievel after ''Fievel Goes West'', and Tanya's constant change of voice actors (Cathy Cavadini reprises her for the TV series though).
* ''WesternAnimation/JLAAdventuresTrappedInTime'' sees Creator/DiedrichBader and Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson reprise their respective roles from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' as Batman himself and Black Manta.
* Hades is played by James Woods in everything {{Disney}} has ever done related to ''Disney/{{Hercules}}.'' Apparently it's because Mr. Woods [[DoingItForTheArt just really likes being Hades!]]
** Tate Donovan also counts - except ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'', where Hercules is voiced by Creator/SeanAstin - though in the case of the TV series, he wound up voicing Hercules as a teenager even if in the movie he was only him as an adult (young Herc was Josh Keaton).
* ''Lego Batman: Be-Leaguered'' sees Creator/TroyBaker reprise his role from ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame Lego Batman 2: Beyond Gotham]]'' as [[Franchise/{{Batman}} the Dark Knight himself]]. But while he's the only one from the games to reprise his role, he's not the only actor reprising as it also sees Creator/JohnDiMaggio reprise his ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'' role as SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, Creator/NolanNorth and Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor reprise their roles from ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' as Franchise/{{Superman}} and Franchise/TheFlash, Creator/KharyPayton reprise his role from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' as ComicBook/{{Cyborg}}, Music/GreyDeLisle reprise her respective roles in ''WesternAnimation/JLAAdventuresTrappedInTime'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'' as Franchise/WonderWoman and ComicBook/LoisLane, Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson reprising his respective roles from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' as [[ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} Black Manta]] and the ''WesternAnimation/DCNation ComicBook/AnimalMan'' shorts as [[Franchise/TheFlash Captain Cold]], and [[spoiler: Creator/PaulReubens reprise his role from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' as Bat-Mite]].
* The ''WesternAnimation/HellboyAnimated'' films sees Creator/RonPerlman, Selma Blair, Creator/DougJones, and Creator/JohnHurt reprise their respective roles from [[Film/{{Hellboy}} the live-action film series]] as Hellboy, Liz Sherman, Professor Bruttenholm, and Abe Sapien. In fact, as the movies were released before ''The Golden Army'', this was the first time Jones's own voice was heard as Abe (having been dubbed over by [[Series/{{Frasier}} David Hyde Pierce]] in the first movie. The only expection besdies Pierce is Jeffrey Tambor as Tom Manning, having been replaced by Creator/JimCummings.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{Tron}}''
** Creator/JeffBridges reprising the role of Kevin Flynn in ''Film/TronLegacy'' after more than 25 years.
** He's got nothing on his co-star. Boxleitner started reprising his characters for that universe as early as 2003's ''VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh'' (as Alan Bradley), and kept coming back (in ''VideoGame/TronEvolution'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', ''Film/TronLegacy'' and ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'').
* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
** A major coup for the movies was getting all of the original series actors to play by their characters. Various bit characters played by bit actors also appeared in the movies as well, such as Yeoman Rand and Lieutenant Kyle.
** ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' has Ricardo Montalban reprise his role as the one-off villain Khan from the original series episode "Space Seed," filmed 15 years earlier.
** Creator/LeonardNimoy reprising Spock in the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' film, after not having played the character since 1991's ''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''. This is somewhat ironic, as he almost didn't show up in the original movies due to not being interested in playing Spock anymore. He ended up playing his character longer than anyone else.
** The other returning role was Majel Barrett (who had previously returned as Christine Chapel - promoted from Nurse to Doctor - in the movies), as the ship computer voice - she had died the year prior, but most of her recordings were already done.
* Creator/PeterCullen, the original voice of Optimus Prime, reprised his role in the live-action ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' films, to ''much'' rejoicing.
** Frank Welker did Megatron in the related material such as the video games... only to fully take over the role as Megatron was BackFromTheDead as Galvatron in ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction''.
* When ''Film/CharliesAngels'' was revived as a film two decades after the series ended, the same actor returned to play Charlie. Original Angel Jaclyn Smith (Kelly Garrett) also returned for a brief scene in the second film, 22 years after the fact.
* Quite a few ''Franchise/StarWars'' actors from the original movies showed up again for the prequels. Probably the most impressive example is Ian [=McDiarmid=]; having played the Emperor under heavy aging makeup in his mid-30s, he ended up being just about the right age to play the younger version with no makeup at all by the time the prequels rolled around.
** Anthony Daniels also returned as C-3PO and Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca in Episode III (he was also a direct consultant on his animated version seen in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''). As a respect to the actor who portrayed the shakes and movements of R2-D2, Kenny Baker, they credited him in the prequels although by that time R2 was largely motorized or CG.
** While something of an [[TheNotSecret open secret]] long before it was announced, pretty much all major actors from the original trilogy (Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew) were set to reprise their roles in Episode VII, which most had not touched since 1983.
** In the Italian dub of the extra scenes added in the various Special Editions, Darth Vader is the only one who kept the original voice actor.
* [[SequelGap Despite the length of time from the first to the fourth]], Creator/BruceWillis played John [=McClane=] of the New York Police Department in all the ''Film/DieHard'' movies.
* Creator/HarrisonFord plays ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' in the first three movies (1981, 1984 and 1989), and then reprised the role in the [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull fourth movie]] from 2008. Karen Allen also reprised the role of Marion Ravenwood from [[RaidersOfTheLostArk the first movie]].
* Creator/JeffreyCombs as Herbert West in ''Film/BeyondReAnimator''. Explaining in an interview that West had been in prison for 13 years, the interviewer asked Combs if he'd be wearing aging make up. The answer was no, he was actually 13 years older.
* The ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' films:
** Creator/JamieLeeCurtis returned to reprise her role of Laurie Strode in ''Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater'', 17 years after she last played the role in the two original films. She briefly returned again a few years later in ''Film/HalloweenResurrection'' (which she admits was only done to fulfill contract requirements).
** Creator/DonaldPleasence reprised his role of Dr. Loomis for four sequels over the course of 18 years before [[RealLifeWritesThePlot he passed away and the character was killed off]].
** Nancy Stephens also returned to play Nurse Marion Chambers in ''H20'' after previously playing the role in the original two films.
* After Creator/GeorgeLazenby's only role as Film/JamesBond in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', Creator/SeanConnery came back as James Bond for ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' before Creator/RogerMoore took over in ''Film/LiveAndLetDie''. In 1983, Creator/SeanConnery came back as Bond in the unofficial James Bond film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''.
** Speaking of ''Live and Let Die'', that movie's Felix Leiter, David Hedison, returned 16 years later in ''Film/LicenceToKill'' as a ContinuityNod (even if in [[Film/TheLivingDaylights the previous movie]] it was another actor).
** When the series rebooted with ''[[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 Casino Royale]]'', replacing Pierce Brosnan's Bond and dropping Samantha Bond's Moneypenny and John Cleese's Q (both roles would be recast in ''{{Film/Skyfall}}''), Judi Dench stayed on as M.
* Nine years after the end of Creator/PeterJackson's ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy, Creator/IanMcKellen, Creator/HugoWeaving, and Andy Serkis prominently reprise their roles as Gandalf, Elrond, and Gollum, respectively, in Jackson's ''Film/TheHobbit'' trilogy. The films also insert Ian Holm as the elderly Bilbo Baggins as a ContinuityCameo (the younger Bilbo is played by MartinFreeman), and sneak in Creator/ElijahWood (Frodo), Creator/CateBlanchett (Galadriel), Creator/ChristopherLee (Saruman), and Creator/OrlandoBloom (Legolas) for a few {{Early Bird Cameo}}s.
* When ''Film/LostInSpace'' got a movie in 1998, they hired an all new cast to portray the roles of the Robinson Family, Major Don West, and Dr Zachary Smith. Dick Tufeld, however, would reprise his role of Robot for the movie.
* Creator/PaulNewman played "Fast Eddie" Felson in ''Film/TheHustler'' and then 25 years later, reprised the role in ''Film/TheColorOfMoney''.
* Though only for one song, only for a theatre skit, and in a lab coat instead of a corset, Creator/TimCurry reprised his role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter from ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow''. The song was "Sweet Transvestite", no less, and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome everyone loved it]].
* In the Latin-American Spanish dub of the first [[Film/TheFlintstones live-action Flintstones movie]], Jorge Arvizu reprised his role as "Pedro Picapiedra" (Fred Flintstone; played here [on screen] by John Goodman).
* In the Italian dub of [[Film/TheSmurfs the two Smurfs movies]], Fabrizio Mazzotta, Marco Guadagno, Rossella Izzo and Paolo Buglioni reprise their roles as Clumsy Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Smurfette and Gargamel from the original cartoon.
* Quite common for Brazilian dubs of a LiveActionAdaptation: most of the cast of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' and ''Westernanimation/XMen'' (even if the Wolverine [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i0kIcFPzhk fits the cartoon]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPWO_Wz_ChY but not Hugh Jackman]]), both Megatron and Starscream in ''Film/{{Transformers}}... and in an animated-to-motion capture example, the {{Tintin}} from the TV cartoon was retained for [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin the feature film]].
* Romy Schneider played Elizabeth of Austria in a trio of films beginning with 1955's ''Sissi'' and the reprised her role for a cameo in 1972's ''Ludwig'' playing her later on in life.
* Creator/CaryHiroyukiTagawa portrayed Shang Tsung in the 1995 ''Film/MortalKombat'' movie. He reprises his role as the evil sorcerer in the web series ''WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy''.
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* Naomi Grossman plays Pepper in the second season of ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'', ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum Asylum]]'', and then again in the fourth, ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow Freak Show]]''. This is notable because the series is an anthology, and the actors play different characters each season (so far, three actors have shared scenes with Pepper in both seasons as different characters). This has led to speculation that each season takes place in a shared universe, notwithstanding the fact that there would currently be four identical Jessica Langes, Sarah Paulsons, Frances Conroys and Evan Peterses running around that universe.
** [[spoiler: This was confirmed in Episode 10 ''Orphans'' of ''[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow Freak Show]]'' when it is shown that the two characters are within the same continuity.]]
* Mac [=McDonald=] made three guest appearances as Captain Hollister in the first two series of ''Series/RedDwarf'' and then reprised his role as a Recurring Character in all but one episode of Series VIII, broadcast eleven years later. Clare Grogan also made numerous appearances in the first two series as the original Kochanski and then returned for a brief scene in Series VI five years later.
** Selby and Chen, Lister's buddies seen twice in Series 1, also return eleven years later for the premiere of Series 8 with the same actors. Alas, Petersen wasn't there to complete the trio, but is referenced more than once.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' pulled off a rather impressive string of actors reprising their characters in a single scene in the 7th season opener, with all previous {{Big Bad}}s being impersonated by the new enemy who can take on the appearance of anyone dead or once dead. While one of them, Spike, had become a regular character on the series all of the others were reprised by the same actors.
** ''Buffy'' may also hold the record for the shortest role reprisal, bringing back Elizabeth Anne Allen to play recurring character Amy for less than ''4 seconds'' in season 4 after accidentally turning herself into a rat in season 3.
-->'''Willow:''' I mean, first she's a perfectly normal girl... [Amy, behind her, becomes human again and looks overjoyed]...then POOF! — She's a rat. [Amy's a rat again] I could never do something like that.
* As a long-runner, ''Series/DoctorWho'' has done this several times.
** The 2005 revival includes Creator/ElisabethSladen reprising her role as Sarah Jane Smith in "School Reunion", and later in spinoff ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', which also featured appearances from Jo Grant and the Brigadier.
** Creator/PeterDavison reappeared as the Fifth Doctor in "Time Crash".
** An amusing example of this is with Michael Kilgarriff as the Cyber-Controller; originally appearing in "The Tomb of the Cybermen" (though voiced by another actor), when the character returned two decades later, Kilgarriff reprised the role in both body and voice.
** The 50th Anniversary led to an increased number of reappearances:
*** [[spoiler:Creator/PaulMcGann]] reprised his role as [[spoiler:the Eighth Doctor]] for the mini-episode [[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheNightOfTheDoctor The Night of the Doctor"]], essentially [[spoiler:giving his incarnation a proper send-off after 17 years of mystery over his regeneration]].
*** In the special itself, [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]], [[spoiler:Creator/TomBaker, the Fourth Doctor]], made his first reappearance since departing the show, to the joy of many fans.
** All anniversary episodes do this by bringing past Doctors back. The tenth brings back William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton and the twentieth Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee (the others were {{Fake Shemp}}ed).
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Creator/MichaelRosenbaum was brought back as SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor for the GrandFinale, despite having been KilledOffForReal several seasons earlier.
* The Pilot of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' featured a cameo of [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Dr Leonard "Bones" McCoy]] played by [=DeForest=] Kelley under heavy makeup.
** Zephram Cochrane was played by James Cromwell in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', and reprised the role 5 years later in a video cameo that bridges the events of that movie with ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. (though a FakeShemp was used for new scenes)
** John Colicos reprised his role as Kor in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', decades after playing him in the original series, alongside Koloth and Kang. Kor would become a recurring character in ''[=DS9=]'', and Kang would return in ''Voyager,'' too (alongside Sulu and Rand!)
** Carolyn [=McCormick=] playing a memorable holographic character named Minuet in a first season episode, then reprised the role in a very brief but pivotal cameo 2 years later.
** [[RealLifeRelative Wife of creator Gene Rodenberry]] Majel Barrett voiced the ship computer in all series (including the original, where she also played Nurse Chapel).
* The [[MilestoneCelebration 200th]] ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Life Before His Eyes" featured cameos from main and minor charaters from previous seasons, [[BackFromTheDead even the dead ones]]. ItMakesSenseInContext.
* Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale reprised their roles from the original ''Franchise/PerryMason'' series in the TV movies, 19 years later.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' often has the previous years' cast reprise their roles for a crossover with the current Ranger. It also sometimes brings back older characters into later series as semi-regulars. For example:
** Jason Lee Scott (role reprised by Austin St John) in ''Series/PowerRangersZeo''
** Almost all former Red Rangers returned for ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'''s MilestoneCelebration episode, "Forever Red". The only Red Rangers not played by their original actors were Aurico (who was a FakeShemp) and Rocky (who simply didn't show up).
** Tommy Oliver (role reprised by Jason David Frank) in ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder''
** Bulk (role reprised by Paul Schrier) in ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''. [[spoiler:Skull (reprised by Jason Narvy) also made a cameo in the finale.]]
*** Bulk and Skull also made a reappearance in ''Forever Red''.
** For the [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive 15th Anniversary special]], the show got 5 Rangers from previous series to return as part of a grand alliance of veterans. While four of these were from [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm the]] [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder most]] [[Series/PowerRangersSPD recent]] [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce series]], the team was led by Adam Park, a Ranger from the [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers earliest]] [[Series/PowerRangersZeo days]] [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo of]] the franchise. This required JohnnyYongBosch to reprise the role for the first time in 9 years.
** The adaptation process caused two weird examples involving Machiko Soga, who played Bandora in ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' and whose footage was reused as Rita Repulsa in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'':
*** First, when ''MMPR'' was dubbed back into Japanese, Machiko was brought back as Rita's voice actor. It's not unheard of for ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' alums to dub their ''Power Rangers'' counterparts like this, but this is one of the few if only times that the person dubs over all of ''their own'' old footage.
*** Machiko returned to play a bit part in ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'', though a different character from Bandora. ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' then turned this into a role reprisal by saying the character was the woman formerly known as Rita Repulsa!
* It's fairly common for past ''KamenRider'' characters to return in crossover movies and anniversary specials, though this is often done via {{Fake Shemp}}s since many of the actors have moved on to other projects. The ''KamenRiderGaim'' film ''Kamen Rider Taisen'' is a notable exception, since it features Creator/HiroshiFujioka reprising his role as the original ''Series/KamenRider'' from way back in 1971, as well as Ryo Hayami reprising his role as ''KamenRiderX''. A number of the actors from more recent productions like ''KamenRiderFaiz'', ''KamenRiderDecade'', ''KamenRiderW'', and ''KamenRiderWizard'' are returning as well.
* William Sadler actually played TheGrimReaper first in an obscure comedy sketch show called ''Assaulted Nuts''. Then came the more famous portrayal in ''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey]]'', after which he played the Grim Reaper for a third time in the ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' episode ''The Assassin'', this time as co-host with the Crypt Keeper.
* Twenty years after he played Miser Smee in ''Film/{{Hook}}'', Bob Hoskins reprised the role in ''Series/{{Neverland}}''.
* Jon Lovitz reprised his guest role from ''Series/{{Friends}}'' eight years after his first appearance, revealing that his drug habits had since cost him his job.
** Likewise, after appearing as a [[GirlOfTheWeek Guy of the Week]] for Phoebe in Season 1, Hank Azaria reprised his role of David several times in the latter years of the show's run, first in a one-off appearance in Season 7, and then as a recurring character in Season 9 before [[RomanticRunnerUp losing out]] on Phoebe's affections to [[Creator/PaulRudd Mike]].
* Creator/KeikoHan voiced the cat version of Luna in ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'', reprising her role from the original [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]].
* The 1980's revival of ''Series/MissionImpossible'' featured the return of Peter Graves as Jim Phelps. Additionally, Greg Morris reprised his role of Barney for a 2-part episode.
* The ''Series/TheXFiles'' pilot featured alien abductees Billy and Theresa, who returned years later in the season 7 finale, and even had some appearances in the following season. FBI agent Jeffrey Spender, after having apparently died in Season 6, came back horribly disfigured in one of the last episodes. All were played by the same actors.
* The one-off special ''Still Series/OpenAllHours'' had Granville, Mavis, Mrs Featherstone and Nurse Gladys Emmanuel all played by the original actors, nearly 20 years after the previous series.
* ''Series/TheFlash2014'' reboot has Creator/MarkHamill reprising his role as the Trickster from the [[Series/TheFlash 90's live-action show]] and ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', while Amanda Pays reprises her role as Tina [=McGee=].
* ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'', the SequelSeries to ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', features Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel reprising their roles as Cory and Topanga, now raising a family of their own. Additionally, nearly every member of the cast from the old series has either made a guest appearance or is confirmed to appear.
* "Series/SamandCat" was a spin-off/crossover/sequel series to "Series/iCarly" and "Series/Victorious" so it was only really a matter of time before some of the actors from the parent show reprised their characters in this series. This resulted in Eric Lange as Cat's odd improv teacher Sikowitz appearing in #MommaGoomer, Liz Gillies as Cat's close friend Jade West, Matt Bennett as Cat's friend and crush Robbie Shapiro, and Nathan Kress as Sam's close friend and ex boyfriend Freddie Benson in #TheKillerTunaJump, and Danielle Morrow as crazy ex-iCarly fan Nora Dershlit, Reed Alexander as blogger and long time iCarly enemy Nevel Papperman, and Noah Munck as the loveable but idiotic Gibby Gibson in #SuperPsycho.
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* In an odd form of this trope, Jonathan Freeman, who voiced Jafar in Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' in 1992, is reprising the role for the live action Broadway production of the film in 2014.
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* ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'': KevinConroy would return to reprise his role of Batman, Mark Hamill would reprise his role of The Joker and Arleen Sorkin would reprise her role of Harley Quinn. The sequel, ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]'', would only see the return of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill; Arleen Sorkin was replaced with Creator/TaraStrong. While the prequel, ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins Arkham Origins]]'' doesn't see any of the three return, it does see Robert Costanzo reprise his role from the same series as Harvey Bullock [[spoiler: and Creator/CCHPounder reprise her role from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' as Amanda Waller.]] ''City'' also sees Music/GreyDeLisle reprise the role of Vicki Vale from the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Comicbook/BatmanYearOne'' (which was released the same day as ''City''), in addition to voicing Catwoman. In addition to [=DeLisle=] reprising the role of Vale in ''Origins'', Jon Polito would also reprise his role from ''Year One'' as Gillian Loeb. ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOriginsBlackgate'' sees Creator/AdamBaldwin and Gary Anthony Sturgis reprise their respective roles from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' as Rick Flag and Bronze Tiger [[spoiler: and CCH Pounder yet again as Amanda Waller.]]
** ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'' not only brought back Kevin Conroy for Batman and Mark Hamill for the Joker, but also Arleen Sorkin for Harley Quinn. Interestingly, they also brought back Creator/CoreyBurton for the voice of Brainiac. The game also saw Creator/AdamBaldwin and Creator/JamesMarsters reprise their repsective roles from ''SupermanDoomsday'' as Superman and LexLuthor. Starting with "Sons of Trigon", Creator/SusanEisenberg reprises the role of Wonder Woman, replacing Creator/GinaTorres.
* ''WesternAnimation/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', being so big on {{Mythology Gag}}s, is naturally chock full of this. In addition to Creator/KevinConroy once again reprising his role as Batman, we have:
** Creator/PhilLaMarr, Creator/SusanEisenberg, Creator/GeorgeNewbern, Creator/CarlLumbly, and Creator/AdamBaldwin reprising their ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League/Justice League Unlimited]]'' roles as Franchise/GreenLantern, Franchise/WonderWoman, Franchise/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/MartianManhunter, and Hal Jordan.
** Creator/KharyPayton and Creator/TaraStrong reprising their roles as Comicbook/{{Cyborg}} and Comicbook/{{Raven}} from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''.
** Music/GreyDeLisle, Tara Strong, and Creator/FredTatasciore reprising their roles as Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}, Comicbook/HarleyQuinn, Bane, and Solomon Grundy (the last two are both Tatasciore) from ''[[BatmanArkhamAsylum Arkham Aslylum]]'' and ''[[BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]''.
** Creator/JenniferHale reprising her role as Killer Frost from both ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.
** Creator/RichardEpcar reprising his role as TheJoker from ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse''.
** Creator/LaceyChabert, Creator/AlanTudyk, and Mark Rolston reprising their ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' roles as ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}, ComicBook/GreenArrow, and SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor.
*** Stephen Amell from ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' also returned to voice Green Arrow, but only as an alternate, downloadable skin.
** In double examples, Phil [=LaMarr=] and Grey [=DeLisle=] also voice ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} and [[RingOfPower Green Lantern's ring]], respectively, reprising their roles from ''Young Justice'' and the ''Film/GreenLantern'' movie's tie-in video game.
* ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes'' gives ''Injustice'' a run for its money:
** From ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'': Christopher Daniel Barnes (Franchise/SpiderMan in the black suit)
** From ''VideoGame/X2WolverinesRevenge'': Creator/FredTatasciore (Juggernaut)
** From the ''VideoGame/XMenLegends'' series: Creator/SteveBlum (SelfDemonstrating/{{Wolverine}}), Catherine Taber (Rogue), Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor (Iceman).
** From ''VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'': Creator/FredTatasciore (SelfDemonstrating/TheIncredibleHulk).
** From the ''WesternAnimation/UltimateAvengers'' movie in addition to the Hulk: Marc Worden (ComicBook/IronMan).
** From the ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'' series in addition to Wolverine, the Hulk, and Iceman: Creator/BrianBloom (Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}), Emerson Brooks (Bishop).
** From ''VideoGame/SpiderManWebOfShadows'' in addition to Wolverine: Creator/LiamOBrien (Electro) and Creator/RobinAtkinDownes (ComicBook/MoonKnight, Khonshu).
** From the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: Creator/ClarkGregg (Agent Coulson).
** From ''WesternAnimation/HulkVs'' in addition to the Hulk and Wolverine: Creator/NolanNorth (SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}).
** From ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' in addition to Wolverine himself, Juggernaut, and the Hulk: Creator/JimWard (Professor Xavier), Creator/LiamOBrien (Nightcrawler), Creator/KateHiggins (ComicBook/ScarletWitch), Creator/FredTatasciore (Beast), Creator/KariWahlgren (Emma Frost), Creator/TaraStrong (ComicBook/{{X 23}})
** From''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' in addition to Wolverine: Dave Boat (The Thing).
*** From ''VideoGame/SuperHeroSquadOnline'' in addition to Wolverine and the Thing: Creator/TaraStrong (ComicBook/SquirrelGirl)
** From the ''Anime/XMen'' anime in addition to Wolverine and Beast: Scott Porter (Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}), Danielle Nicolet (ComicBook/{{Storm}}).
** From ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' in addition to Agent Coulson, Wolverine, the Hulk, and the Thing: Creator/DrakeBell (Franchise/SpiderMan), Creator/TomKenny (ComicBook/DoctorOctopus), Logan Miller (The Sam Alexander Comicbook/{{Nova}}), Chris Cox ([[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Star-Lord]]), Creator/NikaFutterman ([[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Gamora]]), Creator/DavidSobolov ([[ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Drax the Destroyer]]).
** From ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' in addition to the Hulk, Wolverine, and Spider-Man: Creator/BrianBloom (Comicbook/CaptainAmerica), Creator/RickDWasserman (ComicBook/TheMightyThor), James C. Mathis III (ComicBook/BlackPanther), Creator/WallyWingert (ComicBook/AntMan), Creator/LexLang (SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom), Chris Cox (ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}), Creator/SteveBlum (Beta Ray Bill), Kari Wuhrer (Maria Hill).
** From ''VideoGame/MarvelVSCapcom3'' in addition to Wolverine, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Deadpool, the Hulk, and X-23: Creator/SteveBlum (Taskmaster), Creator/TroyBaker (The Richard Rider ComicBook/{{Nova}}).
** From ''Anime/IronManRiseOfTechnovore'': James C. Mathis III (ComicBook/WarMachine).
** From ''VideoGame/TheAvengersBattleForEarth'' in addition to Wolverine and Hulk: Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor (SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}).
** From ''WesternAnimation/TheInvincibleIronMan'', in addition to Iron Man himself: Creator/FredTatasciore (Mandarin).
** From ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'', in addition to the Hulk himself, Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Gamora, and Drax: Creator/SteveBlum (Sauron).
** From ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' in addition to the Hulk, Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Gamora, and Drax: Creator/LiamOBrien (ComicBook/RedSkull).
** From ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame Lego Marvel Super Heroes]]'' in addition to Hulk, Wolverine, Deadpool, and Coulson: Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor (ComicBook/SilverSurfer).
* Creator/GinaBowes provided the dub voice of Kunoichi in ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' and ''Samurai Warriors 3'', the two games being released six years apart. She is also the only dub voice-over from the original game to return in the third game, much less reprise her original role.
* ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity 2.0'' has Creator/SamuelLJackson returning to voice ComicBook/NickFury, the character he portrays in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. Creator/JKSimmons also reprises his role from the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'' as J. Jonah Jameson. To no one's surprise, there's also Creator/FredTatasciore as [[SelfDemonstrating/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]]. Creator/AdrianPasdar reprises his role as the ''Anime/IronMan'' anime as the titular [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]].
** From ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' in addition to the Hulk and Jameson: Creator/JenniferHale as [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]], Creator/ColleenOShaughnessey as ComicBook/TheWasp and Creator/DrakeBell as Franchise/SpiderMan[[note]]Infamously, both Bell and Simmons redubbed Creator/JoshKeaton and Creator/DaranNorris respectively as Spidey and Jonah, who originally reprised the roles from ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''[[/note]].
** From ''VideoGame/SuperHeroSquadOnline'': Creator/TaraStrong as Black Cat.
** The recent Marvel shows (''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'', and ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH'') in addition to Spider-Man, Jameson, Iron Man, and the Hulk: Creator/RogerCraigSmith as ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, Creator/TravisWillingham as [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], Creator/TroyBaker as ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} and SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}}, Creator/LauraBailey as ComicBook/BlackWidow, Bumper Robinson as ComicBook/TheFalcon, Creator/CharlieAdler as ComicBook/{{MODOK}}, Ogie Banks as [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Power Man]], Creator/GregCipes as [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]], Logan Miller as ComicBook/{{Nova}}, Steven Weber as [[ComicBook/NormanOsborn the Green Goblin]], Creator/TomKenny as ComicBook/DoctorOctopus, Matt Lanter as Venom, Chris Cox as Star-Lord, Creator/NikaFutterman as Gamora, Creator/DavidSobolov as Drax the Destroyer, Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson as Groot, James C. Mathis III as Ronan the Acurser and Creator/JeffBennett as the Collector.
** From ''Disney/BigHero6'': Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada and Scott Adsit as Baymax.
** From ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes'' in addition to Spider-Man[[note]]normal Spidey, anyway; symboite Spidey ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan are voiced by Christopher Daniel Barnes[[/note]], the Hulk, and Coulson: Creator/NolanNorth as Rocket Raccoon[[note]]Albeit a costume based on Rocket's ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' appearance; Creator/SteveBlum voiced Rocket in his default costume[[/note]].
** From ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'': Creator/DavidKaye as Mysterio.
* ''VideoGame/XMenNextDimension'', ''VideoGame/X2WolverineWolverinesRevenge'', and the ''VideoGame/XMenLegends'' series have Creator/PatrickStewart as Professor X, the character he portrayed in the ''Film/XMen'' live-action movies.
* ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'': [[spoiler:Cliff Stephens]] reprises his role as [[spoiler:Bob Page]], 10 years after the release of the original ''VideoGame/DeusEx''.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' used the Disney voice actors in several languages.
** Of special note, while characters from older Disney films had their current official voice actors, Kathryn Beaumont, who voiced Alice in ''Disney/AliceInWonderland'' and Wendy in ''PeterPan'', returned to voice both characters in the original game.
* Not only is Peter Cullen back in the ''Transformers'' film series as Optimus Prime, but he also voiced Optimus Prime in ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron''
** ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron'' featured Creator/GreggBerger reprising his role of Grimlock.
** Previously, in the movie-related games both Cullen and Frank Welker reprised their parts as Optimus and Megatron.
** The Italian dub of ''War For Cybertron'' haves Marco Balzarotti, Renato Novara and Stefano Albertini as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Ratchet, reprising their roles from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''.
* Michael Gough would return in ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}} 2'' and ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'', reprising his role of Deckard Cain in both games. Creator/LaniMinella would reprise her role as Adria the Witch in the latter game.
* ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'' brought back Jim Raynor from the original ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft|I}}''. Best of all, RobertClotworthy returns to voice Raynor James Harper also returns as Mengsk, though all other named characters are replaced.
* While SonicTheHedgehog was known for its [[TheOtherDarrin ''Other Darrin'']] status (First from the original voice cast to the 4Kids cast to the current cast), only one voice actor from the 4Kids realm returned to join the new cast, and that was Creator/MikePollock as Dr Eggman.
** Sonic's guest star status in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' featured Creator/JasonGriffith (under the name Adam Caroleson) voicing the Hedgehog. Additionally, the voice actors for the Franchise/MetalGear series also reprised their roles in the game.
** However, Creator/JonStJohn and Creator/LaniMinella both reprised Big the Cat and Omochao respectively for a game each during the 4Kids run.
* Sega and Sumo Digital went above and beyond with ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]'' and its sequel to have the voice actors for charactersfrom dormant Sega franchises reprise their roles: Corey Marshall as Ryo Hazuki from ''VideoGame/{{Shenmue}}'', Apollo Smile as Ulala and Creator/SumaleeMontano as Pudding from ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5'', Kent Frick as BD Joe from ''VideoGame/CrazyTaxi'', and Christopher Sullivan as Vyse from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia''. The last example is all the more notable in that they already had the VA for Vyse as he appeared in ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'', Creator/RogerCraigSmith (also the voice of Sonic), on hand.
* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear Xrd'' retained three of the voice actors from ''Guilty Gear 2: Overture'', but changed [[Creator/YuriLowenthal two of]] [[Creator/LiamOBrien those actors']] roles. The one who kept their original role was [[spoiler:Creator/MichaelMcconnohie as Dr. Paradigm, who only appears in the game's Story mode]].
* The original dub voice cast for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' reprised their roles in ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', along with the voice actors for the characters returning from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', except for the voices for Chie and Teddie, who were [[TheOtherDarrin darrin'd]] by ErinFitzgerald and Creator/SamRiegel, respectively. While both [=VAs=] reprise their roles in ''Persona 4 Ultimax'', the [=VAs=] for Kanji and Naoto were darrin'd by Creator/MatthewMercer (who is actually reprising the role from the latter half of [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation the anime adaption of the original game]]) and Valerie Arem, respectively.
* Here's an interesting approach for ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokaiTenkaichi 3''. The Japanese dub of the game features the return of Creator/MamiKoyama as [[DrSlump Arale Norimaki]].
* ''VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenFromRussiaWithLove'' featured, for the first time since ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', the return of Creator/SeanConnery as James Bond.
* [[VideoGame/ClayFighter ''Clayfighter 63 1/3'']] brought in many well-known voice actors like Creator/JimCummings, Creator/RobPaulsen, Creator/CharlieAdler and Creator/FrankWelker. Ironically, there was one reprisal, and that's by Creator/DanCastellaneta as ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' from the animated cartoon series
* ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'' brought back all 4 Ghosbusters: Dan Aykroyd (Ray), Harold Ramis (Egon), Bill Murray (Peter), and Ernie Hudson (Winston) from the original 2 movies to voice their respective characters. Others like Creator/MaxVonSydow, William Atherton, Brian Doyle-Murray, and Annie Potts also returned to voice their respective characters from the movies. Sadly, Rick Moranis declined, which wrote his character out of the game.
* No matter the language (namely English and Japanese), Creator/SquareEnix '''''strives''''' to stay consistent with voice reprisals. If actors or actresses aren't reprising their roles, chances are that it's strictly one of the circumstances listed in this page's description and not because "Square Enix didn't feel like hiring them and hired some talentless hack instead", which [[FanDumb bitter fanboys]] with [[NostalgiaFilter nostalgic bias]] seem to believe.
** One notable example of this is Steve Burton, the English voice actor of Cloud Strife from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Ever since he first voiced Cloud in the original ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' back in 2002, Steve continues to reprise the role each time Square Enix makes a video game (and a movie) with Cloud ''and'' voice acting, except for the ''Last Order'' {{OVA}}, which only had Japanese voice acting. The reason why this is so notable, is largely because Steve Burton isn't a voice actor and his outings as Cloud Strife are his ''only'' voice acting credits.
** Released in 2001, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' is the first ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' game to have voice acting. Since then, several characters from that game made appearances in other games and their respective voice actors reprise their roles. The latest example would be the appearance of Tidus, Jecht, and Yuna in ''Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy'', where they're voiced by Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor, Creator/GreggBerger, and Hedy Burress, respectively.
** Creator/YumiKakazu is the only seiyuu for a ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' character to appear in the 1998 game ''VideoGame/{{Ehrgeiz}}'' that reprised her role (as Yuffie, by the way) in all future titles to date. Everyone else (such as Creator/NozomuSasaki as Cloud and Creator/ShinichiroMiki as Sephiroth) was [[TheOtherDarrin darrin'd]].
** For a non-''Final Fantasy'' example, 5 characters from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' make an appearance in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance''. 4 of them are voiced by their original voice actors (Jesse David Corti as Neku, Heather Hogan as Shiki, Aaron Spann as Joshua, and Crawford Wilson as Beat). Only Creator/KateHiggins as Rhyme didn't return, as Rhyme [[TheOtherDarrin is now voiced]] by Ashley Rose Orr. This is largely because the original game had VoiceGrunting, with a few key instances of full voice acting. Rhyme, however, was limited to simply instances of VoiceGrunting, so, in both English and Japanese, she shared her VA with another cast member. Because she was finally going to have fully voiced dialogue in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' game, they decided to re-cast her, wanting to find a voice specifically for her.
** Speaking of ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', Creator/HaleyJoelOsment has reprised his role as Sora ever since the first game, even though he was still fairly young when he first voiced Sora and his voice has gotten considerably deeper in the years since.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series has this with Ganondorf. Takashi Nagasako, the voice of Ganondorf in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' would reprise his role of the King of Evil in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]''. He did not play Ganondorf at all in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]''.
* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 3'' was released nearly a decade after the previous game, but James [=McCaffrey=] still returned to voice the title character.
* A particularly interesting example comes from ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale''. VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper's voice actor Dred Foxx hadn't been active in any acting roles since the last ''[=PaRappa=]'' game in 2001 over a decade earlier, yet the developers made a point of seeking him (and his co-stars for a few lines) out.
* ''[=DuckTales=] Remastered'', an HD remake of the NES ''VideoGame/DuckTales'' game features almost all of the voice talent from the original ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' cartoon, including the 94 year old Creator/AlanYoung and the 95 year old Creator/JuneForay.
** The exception being the voice actors that had passed away since the original show: Hal Smith (Gyro & Flintheart Glomgold), Hamilton Camp (Fenton/Gizmoduck), and Joan Gerber (Mrs. Beakley).
* While most of the characters in the ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' video game for the UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast were voiced by soundalikes, three of them were voiced by the original actors: Janet Waldo as Penelope Pitstop, and John Stephenson as Luke and his co-pilot Blubber Bear.
* Almost every single ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' character has had his/her voice actor changed for various reasons throughout the series, although there is consistency for some characters lately (Creator/RogerCraigSmith as Chris Redfield comes to mind). However, Creator/AlysonCourt has always been the voice of Claire Redfield since the 1998 release of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2''. Although it seems this will be coming to an end with the release of Resident Evil Revelations 2.
** There's also Ingrid Hunnigan, a character that debuted in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''. She has been voiced by Salli Saffioti since said game.
* The Creator/TelltaleGames ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture'' games have Christopher Lloyd reprise his role from the films as Doc Brown.
** [[spoiler:While Michael J. Fox doesn't voice "regular" Marty, mostly because he's far too old, he does appear in the last episode as both Marty's [[IdenticalGrandson great-grandfather]] (the one he saw as a baby in ''III'') and as three different future timeline Martys.]]
* While the 3DS Remake of ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' features new voice actors, they brought back Mike West for the voice of Fox and James [=McCloud=], along with Lyssa Browne for the voice of Slippy Toad and Katt Monroe.
* A couple of ''Franchise/{{Star Wars|ExpandedUniverse}}'' games have done this. The two most notable examples are ''[[VideoGame/RogueSquadron Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader]]'', which saw the return of Denis Lawson returning to his role as Wedge Antilles, and ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Outcast]]'' with Billy Dee Williams reprising his role as Lando Calrissian.
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' has featured a number of reappearances by InkSuitActor versions of TV-canon characters, voiced by the original actors. So far we've gotten Denise Crosby returning to play Empress Sela [[spoiler:and Natasha Yar]], Creator/MichaelDorn playing Worf, and Tim Russ playing Tuvok.
** Creator/LeonardNimoy voices Mr. Spock in an early Starfleet mission and the Delta Rising expansion brings Jeri Ryan, Robert Picardo, Garrett Wang and Ethan Phillips all from their ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' roles.
* ''VideoGame/SDGundamGGeneration Wars'' has almost every Gundam Voice Actor reprising a role for an original character, from the somewhat obscure to a well known Gundam character.
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'' has Marth be voiced by Creator/HikaruMidorikawa, who originally voiced the character in a two episode Original Video Animation adaptation of ''Franchise/FireEmblem''.
** Creator/SeanSchemmel, the VA of Lucario in ''Anime/PokemonLucarioAndTheMysteryOfMew'', did not voice the character in ''Brawl'' but does so in the 4th game.
** Creator/DavidVincent, Creator/LauraBailey, and Creator/MatthewMercer all reprise their respective roles as Robin (male versions), Lucina, and Chrom from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' in the Wii U and 3DS titles. Creator/MichelleRuff didn't return for the female Robin, so they asked Creator/LaurenLanda [[TheOtherDarrin to take over]].
** Creator/AntonyDelRio reprises his role as Pit from ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''. AliHillis doesn't voice Palutena, however. She is [[TheOtherDarrin darrin'd]] by Brandy Kopp.
** Creator/AdamHowden returns to voice Shulk from ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' in the Wii U and 3DS titles. Special mention goes to this one for Nintendo of America's dubbing team going through the trouble of getting a hold of a British voice actor.
** In the Italian dub of the Wii U/3DS titles, Giovanni Noto and Lara Parmiani reprise their roles as the Wii Fit Trainers from the original game, while Renato Novara and Riccardo Lombardo reprise their roles as Sonic and Shadow from ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' (amusingly, since Lombardo was replaced as Shadow since ''Mario and Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games'')
* Barring Ian Holm as Ash, ''VideoGame/AlienIsolation'' sees everyone after Brett's death in the [[Film/{{Alien}} first]] ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' movie reprise their roles, including Creator/SigourneyWeaver as Ripley.
* ''VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' features Creator/NealMcDonough and Michael Donovan reprising their respective roles 1990s ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk'' animated series as Bruce Banner and the Grey Hulk.
* ''VideoGame/XMenDestiny'' sees Creator/SteveBlum as (to no one's surprise) Wolverine; Creator/FredTatasciore as TheJuggernaut from ''VideoGame/X2WolverinesRevenge''; and their ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' costars Creator/NolanNorth, Creator/PhilLaMarr, and Creator/KariWahlgren also reprise the repsective roles of Cyclops, Gambit, and Emma Frost. Blum also reprises the role of Pyro from ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''. However, despite voicing the character in ''[=WatXM=]'', Creator/YuriLowenthal [[AvertedTrope doesn't]] reprise the role of Iceman, instead voicing Nightcrawler and Northstar, while Creator/JasonMarsden voices Iceman instead.
* Several actors in ''VideoGame/InfiniteCrisis'' have either reprised their roles, incuding...
** From the Franchise/{{DCAU}}: Creator/KevinConroy as Batman, Creator/AdamBaldwin as Green Lantern, Creator/MariaCanalsBarrera as Hawkgirl, Jerry O'Connell as Shazam.
** From the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' in addition to Batman himself: Music/GreyDeLisle as Catwoman, Creator/TaraStrong as Harley Quinn, Tasia Valenza as Poison Ivy.
** From ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'' in addition to Batman: Creator/MichaelRosenbaum as the Flash (as the Flash here is Barry Allen, not Wally West), Bumper Robinson as Cyborg
** From ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'': Creator/VanessaMarshall as Wonder Woman, Creator/JoshKeaton as Aquaman.
** From ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': Creator/AlanTudyk as Green Arrow, Creator/LaceyChabert as Zatanna, Cameron Bowen as Robin, Eric Lopez as Blue Beetle.
** From the ''DC {{VideoGame/LEGO Adaptation Game}}s'': Marc Worden as Sinestro, Ike Amadi as Atrocitus.
** From ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'': Creator/RichardEpcar as the Joker.
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'' had, in addition to the CastingGag of past Spider-Man voice actors as the Spider-Men...
** Creator/NolanNorth reprises his ''WesternAnimation/HulkVS'' and ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' role as Deadpool.
** Creator/JohnDiMaggio reprises his role in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' as Hammerhead.
** Creator/FredTatasciore reprises his ''VideoGame/SpiderManFriendOrFoe'' ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance 2'' role as Carnage.
** Creator/JenniferHale reprises her ''VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan'' and ''VideoGame/SpiderManFriendOrFoe'' role as ComicBook/SilverSable.
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManFriendOrFoe'' has...
** Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor reprised his role from ''VideoGame/SpiderManBattleForNewYork'' as Spidey himself...
** Creator/JoshKeaton reprised his his role from the first two ''VideoGame/SpiderManTrilogy'' games as Harry Osborn, albeit in the [[Film/SpiderMan3 New Goblin]] identity.
** Creator/JenniferHale reprised her ''VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan'' and ''Battle for New York'' role as ComicBook/SilverSable.
** Creator/JohnDiMaggio reprised his role from the ''Film/SpiderMan2'' [[VideoGame/SpiderMan2 tie-in game]] as the Rhino.
** Creator/KharyPayton reprises his role from the first ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'' as ComicBook/{{Blade}}.
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* While it was obvious that Peter Cullen would once again voice Optimus Prime in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', the biggest surprise was that they also got Frank Welker back as Megatron. This time, he did change the "iconic" G1 Megs voice, trading the "wheezy old man" voice for something more {{Badass}}. [[spoiler: "Minus One", much like ''Revenge of the Fallen'' and ''Dark of the Moon'', also saw Welker reprise the role of Soundwave, who otherwise was TheVoiceless.]]
** WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated brought an interesting perspective. While Creator/CoreyBurton became the voice of Megatron, he would also reprise his role as Spike Witwicky (though in brief background cameos) and Shockwave. Another of his characters appeared (Brawn), though he went voiceless.
*** Also joining him was Susan Blu as Arcee, John Moschitta as Blurr and Judd Nelson for Rodimus Prime.
** Every TF series brings back someone from series past to play characters they've played before, even when not connected by continuity. The Unicron Trilogy has the WesternAnimation/BeastWars Optimus and Megs return.
** In the Italian dub of ''The Ultimate Battle'' (a [=DVD=] recap of the Unicron Trilogy included with a 2-pack of Classics Optimus Prime Vs Megatron toys), Marco Balzarotti voices Optimus Prime. Since then, he took the role of Optimus Prime in ''every'' Transformers cartoon and videogame, but not in the live action movies... albeit he managed to be TheOtherDarrin for the live action voice actor in toy commercials and in [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames the videogame adaptations of the first two movies]].
** In the Italian dub of ''Prime'', Gianluca Iacono reprises his role as Starscream from ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'', while Tony Fuochi reprises the role of Megatron he had back in ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''.
** In the Italian dub of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'', Gabriele Calindri reprises his role as Jazz from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' brought back Jeff Bergmann from TinyToonAdventures and early 90s Looney Tunes Shorts for Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety and Foghorn Leghorn. Jim Cummings is back as Taz, Bob Bergen is back as Porky and June Foray is back as Granny. Sadly, due to her aging voice, she was unable to voice Witch Hazel(Now Witch Lezah)
** The latter is most likely due to the character being completely revamped. It's unlikely Foray would be able to sound anything like Roz Ryan, regardless of her age.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' brought back the entire original cast from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', with the exception of Walter Koenig (interesting, his character doesn't show up at all.). In addition, two new characters were added: Lt. Arex (voiced by James Doohan who played Scotty) and M'Ress (voiced by Majel Barrett Roddenberry, who voiced Nurse Chapel).
** To add to this, Walter Koenig wrote one episode for the series: The Infinite Vulcan
** The characters of Sarek, Cyrano Jones, and Harry Mudd return for the animated series with their roles reprised by Mark Lenard, Stanley Adams and Roger C. Carmel respectively.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'':
** Tom Everret Scott, Creator/BillyWest, and Creator/JenniferHale reprise their respective Franchise/{{DCAU}} roles as ComicBook/BoosterGold, Skeets, and ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}.
** "Bold Beginnings!" featured a pre-episode short called "Space Safari", which was a crossover between Batman and ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost''. To sweeten the deal, Creator/GaryOwens, the original voice of Space Ghost, returns to reprise his role.
** A very...''unique'' example took place in "The Super Batman of Planet X!" Batman visits an alternate dimension that greatly resembles [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Metropolis]], with a super-powered Batman voiced by [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Kevin Conroy]], and [[CaptainErsatz differently named]] versions of Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively voiced by [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Dana Delany and Clancy Brown.]]
* While Ryan Drummond provided the voice of Sonic in VideoGame/SonicAdventure in 1998, Creator/JaleelWhite would reprise his role of Sonic in ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground''. Furthermore, he also provided the voice of Sonic's two siblings: Sonia and Manic.
* The upcoming cartoon ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' will feature the voice actors from the [[SonicTheHedgehog games]] since 2010 reprising their roles: Creator/RogerCraigSmith as Sonic, Creator/KateHiggins as Tails, Creator/TravisWillingham as Knuckles, CindyRobinson as Amy, and Creator/MikePollock as Dr. Eggman (this counts as Pollock's second reprisal, since he was among the [=4Kids=] voice actors and was the only one to retain his role after the voice actors were changed).
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'' brought back Link and Zelda from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' in a couple of episodes with Jonathan Potts reprising his role of Link and Cyndy Preston reprising her role of Zelda. Furthermore, Ganon also made one appearance in the series, all with LenCarlson reprising his role of the evil wizard.
* While ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'' had an all new voice cast for Mario (Walker Boone), Luigi (Tony Rosato) and Princess Toadstool (Tracey Moore), Toad and Bowser kept their voice actors from ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' (Harvey Atkins for Bowser and John Stocker for Toad)
** Interestingly, Wrestling/CaptainLouAlbano voiced Mario in the never before aired pilot.
* Larry Kenney and Lynne Lipton reprised their roles as [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats Lion-O and Cheetara]] for a ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' CutawayGag.
** In the Italian dub of ''Family Guy'', almost every cutaway gag haves the original voice actors reprising their roles. Sandro Acerbo and Dario Penne as [[Film/BackToTheFuture Marty McFly and Doc Brown?]] Check. Carlo Valli as Creator/RobinWilliams? Check. Leonardo Graziano as [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Sheldon Cooper?]] Check.
* Because of a short amount of time for casting, Creator/GeorgeNewbern, Creator/DanaDelany, and Creator/ClancyBrown reprise their {{DCAU}} roles as Franchise/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/LoisLane, and SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor on ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.
* Over half a decade after the original cartoon ended, the cast from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' reprised their roles for a series of minute-long shorts as a part of Cartoon Network's WesternAnimation/DCNation block, which later expanded into the full ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' series. This lappses into other series, as Cyobrg's voice actor, Creator/KharyPayton also reprises his role as [[WesternAnimation/YoungJustice the Kaldur'ahm Aqualad]] and, as mentioned below, Raven's voice actress, Creator/TaraStrong also reprise the role of WesternAnimation/{{Bat|manTheAnimatedSeries}}girl.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'':
** To no one's surprise, Creator/SteveBlum as ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}.
** Shawn Ashmore, who portrayed Iceman in the original ''Film/XMen'' trilogy and ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', returned to voice Iceman.
** Also Creator/RayStevenson, who played the title character in ''Film/PunisherWarZone'' returned to voice ComicBook/ThePunisher.
** In addition to Mr. Blum, Creator/JimWard and A.J. Buckley reprise their respective role ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'' and Professor Xavier and Toad.
** Creator/JessHarnell, who voiced Impossible Man in the 90s ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'' cartoon, returning to voice Impossible Man.
* The 2001 revival of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' saw the return of the entire voice cast. However, Creator/ChristineCavanaugh only reprised the title role for a few episodes before retiring from voice acting and was replaced with Creator/CandiMilo for the remainder of the show.
** Likewise, Allison Moore, the original voice of Dee Dee, got her role back for a few episodes before the role was reverted back to Kathryn Cressida for the final season.
* The revival of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' got all of the original cast (Johnny, his mom, and the neighbor Suzy) voiced by the same people.
* Creator/DeeBradleyBaker originally voiced Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard in the early 2000s VideoGame/SpiderMan [[VideoGameSpiderMan2EnterElectro games]] for the Playstation. He would reprise the role again nearly a decade later in both ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' and ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan''.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''sees Creator/BillFagerbakke reprise his role from ''Ride/TheAmazingAdventuresOfSpiderMan'' as Morris Bench, though much like the example of Olivia d'Abo as a pre-Star Sapphire in ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternFirstFlight'' and because the show was cut short, it features Bench ''before'' he becomes Hydro-Man.
** ''Ultimate Spider-Man'' also features Creator/JKSimmons as the voice of J. Jonah Jameson, the character he portrayed in the live-action ''[[Film/SpiderManTrilogy Spider-Man]]'' movies.
* Creator/FrankWelker has played Fred Jones from the WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo series since its inception in 1969. But when ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'' came out in 1998, it was the first time Fred had been featured in the series in close to 20 years, and he was the only one of the surviving original cast to reprise his role (starting with ''Witch's Ghost'', he would take up the role of Scooby-Doo as well).
** In the direct-to-video movies "Monster of Mexico" and "Legend of The Vampire", Heather North and Nicole Jaffe, the second voice (but first permanent voice) of Daphne and the original voice of Velma respectively, reprised their roles.
** The films also saw the return of Casey Kasem as Shaggy, who had been absent from the role for several years.[[note]] The last time Kasem had voiced Shaggy prior to this was a 1997 ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' crossover, and the last before that was a 1994 TV movie where the ''Scooby-Doo'' characters barely appeared.[[/note]] Unlike North and Jaffe, his reprisal was permanent, and only came to an end with his retirement in 2009.
** Interestingly, after Casey Kasem retired as Shaggy, he was replaced by TheOtherDarrin Matthew Lillard, who amusingly is reprising his [[Film/ScoobyDoo live-action role of Shaggy]], starting with ''Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated''.
* In the 1987 ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' TV special "A Garfield Christmas" Jon's brother Doc Boy was voiced by comedian David L. Lander, more than 20 years later, he reprised his role for ''WesternAnimation/TheGarfieldShow''.
** And of course, Creator/GreggBerger returned to voice Odie.
* The ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' voices all reprised their roles for the 2008 and 2014 specials, though they were recast for the reboot at year later.
* All of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' voice actors reprised their roles for the 2003 DirectToVideo films, ''WesternAnimation/RecessTakingTheFifthGrade'' and ''Recess: All Growed Down'', with the exceptions of T.J. and Becky, who were voiced by Myles Jeffrey and Creator/TaraStrong replacing Andrew Lawrence (Who had replaced Ross Malinger in 1998) and Melissa Joan Hart.
** When the main characters from ''Recess'' all crossed over into the ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' episode "Lax" in 2006, Rickey D'Shon Collins, Pamela Adlon, Creator/AshleyJohnson, and April Winchell all reprised their roles of Vince, Spinelli, Gretchen, and Miss Finster, respcetivly. However, since Myles Jeffrey, Jason Davis, and Courtland Mead's voices had completely broke, their roles of T.J., Mikey, and Gus ended up going to Axel Alba, Zack Shada, and Zach Ewing.
* Speaking of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' the TV series had cast nearly all the [=VAs=] from the original save Ving Rhames though his character was scarcely used anyway. The only time this was subverted was in the 2nd movie where a young Dakota Fanning subbed for Daveigh Chase as Lilo.
* Everyone apart from Creator/DannyDeVito and Rip Torn (plus Creator/CharltonHeston's narrator) returned for ''Disney/{{Hercules}}: The Animated Series'' - though Tate Donovan, who played adult Herc, voices the teenage one that protagonizes the series instead of Josh Keaton. This was caused by James Woods' return, and to show how he loves Hades, apart from a small scene in ''HouseOfMouse'' it's always him when Hades appears (such as in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''). The crossover with ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' also has Aladdin, Jasmine, and Jafar again voiced by the same actors.
* Sid Raymond returned to voice ''WesternAnimation/BabyHuey'' in the 1994 revival, 35 years after his last animated appearance (but only in the first season; for the second, Joe Alaskey took over the role).
* Creator/RobPaulsen, Creator/JessHarnell, and Creator/TressMacNeille reprised their respective roles as Yakko, Wakko, and Dot for promos for Creator/TheHub's airing of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''.
** In addition to Rob voicing Pinky again, he is once again joined by Creator/MauriceLaMarche as the Brain, again in promos for the Hub's airing.
** Creator/JoeAlaskey reprises his role of Plucky Duck for the Hub's promos for ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''
* On ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'', many of the living voice actors would return to voice their respective Disney characters.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'', the role of Pacha was passed from John Goodman to FredTatasciore. Starting with the second season, Goodman took up the role once more.
* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'''s second animated adaption in 1992 featured a whole new voice cast, but one person would reprise their character, and that would be John Astin as Gomez Addams.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk'' featured the voice of Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk. Ferrigno famously portrayed the Hulk in the iconic [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk 70's live-action show]].
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'':
** An unusual example is Vilgax across several different ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' series: Creator/SteveBlum voiced him in the original series, but not in ''Alien Force'' or ''Ultimate Alien''. In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'', he's once again voiced by Blum, but using a ''very'' different, much higher voice. He also reprises the roles of Zs'kayr and Ghostfreak.
** Creator/JenniferHale returns as Rojo, after being replaced by Creator/KariWahlgren in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''.[[note]]It should be noted that Rojo only appeared for a cameo in "Hit 'Em Where they Live", an episode that included Charmcaster, so that recasting was probably done because it'd be easier and cheaper just to have Wahlgren do it rather than getting Hale back for a bit part.[[/note]]
** Other cartoons also got in on it as "T.G.I.S.", the episode where ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'' guest stars, sees Creator/CoreyBurton reprise his role as [[spoiler: the [[BackFromTheDead resurrected]] [[BigBad V.V. Argost]]]] and "Store 23" features a gag where Creator/CharlieAdler reprise his roles as WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken. Sadly, regarding the former, the Saturdays themselves were subject to the TheOtherDarrin with Burton replacing Creator/DiedrichBader as Fiskerton.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' brought back the entire cast 20 years later to produce another season of shows for first run syndication along with the classics. This was going to happen in ''Jetsons: The Movie'' as well, but for two things: First, Creator/DawsButler died shortly before recording began, meaning Elroy had to be recast. Second, ExecutiveMeddling resulted in Janet Waldo being replaced as Judy by pop idol Music/{{Tiffany}}, who was originally just going to do her singing voice – to add insult to injury, Waldo had actually recorded all her lines for the movie; she had no idea she'd been replaced until she saw the movie's premier. It was George O'Hanlon (George Jetson) and Creator/MelBlanc's final voice roles: both died shortly after recording their parts.[[note]] According to voice director Andrea Romano, O'Hanlon quite literally died ''in the booth just as recording wrapped''. Blanc had died a few months earlier. The few pickup lines for George and Spacely were done by a sound-alike.[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperBestFriendsForever'', ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' (in addition to Raven), and ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' all see Creator/TaraStrong reprise her ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'' role as Barbara Gordon, [[spoiler: though ''[=BtB=]'' sees Barbara as Oracle, which Tara hadn't voiced before, whereas ''SBFF'' and ''Go'' once again see Barbara as Batgirl.]]
* For the ''VideoGame/LegoStarWars'' episode "The Empire Strikes Out," Kenneth Colley and Julian Glover reprised their roles as Captain Piett and General Veers, respectively. In addition, BrianBlessed returned as Boss Nass.
* Over a decade after ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', Creator/LiamNeeson reprised his role of Qui-Gon Jinn in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''.
** The sequel[=/=]SpiritualSuccessor, ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', has Creator/JamesEarlJones reprising his role as Darth Vader from the original trilogy. Not only that, but they also got Creator/FrankOz to return as the voice of Yoda, and in possibly the most unexpected reprisal of all, ''Creator/PaulReubens'' to reprise his role as RX-24 "Rex" from the original version of Disney's [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Star]] [[Ride/StarTours Tours]] Ride. Since then there's also been confirmation that Billy Dee Williams will return to voice a younger (but still the coolest guy in the galaxy) version of Lando. As a sequel to ''The Clone Wars'', it also sees the return of Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Creator/PhilLaMarr as Bail Organa, Stephen Stanton as Tarkin, and [[spoiler: Creator/AshleyEckstein as Ahsoka Tano]].
* "A Miser Brothers Christmas", sequel/spinoff to "WesternAnimation/TheYearWithoutASantaClaus", had George S. Irving play Heat Miser again and Mickey Rooney back as Santa Claus.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' sees Creator/BruceGreenwood reprise his ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'' role as Franchise/{{Batman}}, Creator/JeffBennett reprise his ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' as [[Franchise/TheFlash Abra Kadabra]], and Gregg Rainwater reprise his ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' as [[WesternAnimation/SuperFriends Apache Chief]] {{Expy}} (Tye) Longshadow.
* Nearly a decade after the live action ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series went off the air, Creator/AdamWest and Burt Ward returned as the Dynamic Duo for Creator/{{Filmation}}'s ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfBatman''. West would again reprise his role as the Caped Crusader during the final two seasons of ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'', replacing Olan Soule.
* ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' sees Creator/CoreyBurton reprise his ''WesternAnmiation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' role as ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' sees Creator/CharlieAdler reprise his role as Cobra Commander from ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute''. However, this is the only role he reprised (Gung-Ho didn't appear and Hard Master, Flint, and Stalker [[AdaptationNameChange One]] had different voice actors).
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'':
** Neil Ross and Linda Gary from the 80s solo ''Spider-Man'' cartoon reprised their respective roles as Norman Osborn and Aunt May (at least until Gary died, regarding the latter).
** It also saw reversal of {{The Other Darrin}}s in other '90s Marvel cartoons as James Avery reprised his role from the first season of ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' as War Machine (likely, in part, due to his replacement, Dorian Harewood voicing Tombstone) and Iona Morris reprised her role from the first season of ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' as Storm. That said, Storm is also an example of TheOtherDarrin in the series, as the X-Men's guest appearance earlier in the series had Storm voiced by her voice actress from Season 2 of ''X-Men'' onwards, Alison Sealy-Smith.
* Márcio Simões, who voiced the Joker in the Brazilian dub of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', returned to voice the Joker in the dub of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', he also voiced the Joker in the dubs of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' and ''[[{{VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame}} LEGO Batman 3]]''.
* The 2006 revival of ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' had most of the original actors reprising their roles, such as Rob Paulsen returning to voice Throttle. The few episodes featuring the original show's main villain Lawrence Limburger even had W. Morgan Sheppard return to reprise his role.
* In the Brazilian dubs of SonicTheHedgehog cartoons:
** Manolo Rey voiced Sonic in WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog, WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM and Anime/SonicX.
** Christiane Monteiro voiced Tails in AOSTH and Sonic SatAM, but didn't return for the next cartoons.
** Isaac Bardavid voiced Robotnik/Eggman in all three cartoons shown above and WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground.

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