->''"The first rule of thumb for all radio personalities is to look absolutely nothing like how they sound."''
-->-- '''Strong Bad''', ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''

While it may be wrong to judge a book by its cover, [[TruthInTelevision it's something that happens]]. You see a person, you expect certain things. This extends even to their voice. If you see a muscular man, you expect a [[BadassBaritone deep macho voice]]. TheVamp will have a sexy, sultry voice. A child's voice is high-pitched. And so on.

This trope is about when those expectations don't match up; e.g., when the muscular man has the sultry voice, The Vamp has the childish voice, and the child has the deep voice.

This trope is generally played for comedy, since the idea of a squeaky voice from a big person or a deep voice from a small person is generally seen as absurd. For better or for worse, this can sometimes come about by chance, depending on how casting in a voiced work goes. It also can occur because [[PhenotypeStereotype people tend to expect all the inhabitants of a given country to look basically the same]], so hearing, say, a British accent and then realizing it's issuing from the mouth of an ethnically Chinese person can be quite a shock.

CuteButCacophonic is a subtrope of this, specifically referring to when "an extremely cute and/or tiny animal turns out to have a surprisingly loud cry." InstantSoprano, another subtrope, occurs when the VocalDissonance arises in response to a GroinAttack. Not to be confused with LarynxDissonance, which involves an actor attempting to impersonate their opposite gender, or LyricalDissonance, which involves song lyrics.

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* In a couple of Pepsi commercials, when cute little Hallie Kate Eisenberg asks for a Pepsi and gets a Coca-Cola instead, she breaks out the ''man's voice''.
* Hilariously used in one of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_uNsZWKVRQ "La Llama que llama"]] spots for an Argentinian telecom. [[EverythingsBetterWithLlamas The baby of the llama family]] is about to say his first words and his relatives (parents, older brother, grandfather) are waiting anxiously to hear them... And he speaks in the voice of a grown old man.
* Bud Light once had a [=TV=] ad where a guy was being introduced to his biker friend's sister. He was nervous because he figured she would sound normal but look like the biker in drag, but instead she was a BlondeBombshell with a voice made of cigars and shrapnel.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Common in ''Manga/OnePiece,'' in particular favoring high pitched voices on unlikely characters.
** Miss Monday is buff and muscular but [[Creator/MakikoOhmoto has a childish, girly voice]].
*** In the Latin American cast, Miss Monday is voiced by a male. Though said VA's voice isn't ''that'' deep either.
** Chopper keeps his [[Creator/IkueOtani high]] [[Creator/BrinaPalencia voice]] regardless of whether he's in his adorable man-beast form or his badass battle forms.
*** Averted in the 4Kids dub, where Chopper in his huge humanoid form sounds rather manly indeed.
*** Also averted with [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Monster Point]], where he sounds just as deep and intimidating as he looks.
** Then there's Fukuro, who's voiced by [[Manga/KeroroGunsou Sergeant Keroro]] in Japanese.
** Wadatsumi takes this trope UpToEleven, being just as big as ''Oars'' and having a '''very''' high-pitched voice.
** Pica of the Donquixote Pirates is a [[TopHeavyGuy top heavy]] [[RatedMForManly mountain of a man]] (with [[ShouldersOfDoom spiked shoulders]], to boot), but he has a very high voice. He's an interesting example, because unlike the others mentioned above, characters actually [[LampshadeHanging comment on how ridiculous he sounds]]. However, he's ''extremely'' sensitive about it and [[BerserkButton was willing to bury a grunt alive for laughing at his voice]].
* In ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', Milly Thompson is a tall woman with incredible strength, yet has a squeaky, childish voice.
* PlayedForLaughs (and UpToEleven) in ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', in a scene where a character is seen for most of the episode in a mask and with a deep male voice, then when the mask is taken off, it is revealed to be a hot blonde woman (an old-timey love interest of Nabeshin). But the thing is, even after the reveal, she continues to talk in that male voice to the end!
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Alphonse Elric has a little boy's voice contained in a man-sized suit of armor.
** At the climax, [[spoiler:after absorbing God and the souls of Amestris, Father transforms his body into one that is identical to Ed/young Hohenheim; that is, he turns into a PrettyBoy]]. When this happens in ''Brotherhood'', he [[VoicesAreMental keeps]] [[FanDisservice his "old man" voice for some reason]]. Most likely they were trying to make sure that fans didn't sympathize with him [[spoiler:due to being [[DracoInLeatherPants hot]]]].
* Enryu from the FillerArc in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is an enormous, extremely strong man who never speaks. When he finally does speak, he has an insanely high, squeaky voice.
** Luppi, one of the Espada, looks and acts pretty girly...but in the Japanese version he has a deep masculine voice courtesy of Creator/DaisukeKishio.
* In ''Manga/AiKora'', the short and petite Kirino Ootori has a husky, womanly (and apparently very sexy) voice.
* ''Manga/SoulEater:'' Excalibur is small lizard/anteater-like creature with [[Creator/TakehitoKoyasu the]] [[Creator/TroyBaker voice]] of an adult man.
** And [[Creator/RikiyaKoyama Lord]] [[Creator/JohnSwasey Death's]] funny high voice fits his funny appearance ''most'' of the time. When it doesn't, running away would be a good idea. Presumably if ever his deep, old-school voice matches his appearance during the 'grim times', he will become even more [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass badass]].
* ''{{Gaiking}}'s'' 2005 remake, ''Gaiking: Legend of Daikuu Maryuu'', featured several counts of this trope in the epilogue.
* ''Manga/DragonBall:'' Goku. A massive muscleman who can destroy planets with his bare hands and routinely fights for the safety of the universe retains the same innocent voice full of wonderment he had as a child. {{Justified|Trope}} in that the Japanese audiences loved Creator/MasakoNozawa's performance so much, they refused to accept the idea of having her replaced as Goku grew up.
** Averted in any English dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', where the grown up Goku sounds manly all right but he still acts like a child.
** Also averted in the Latin-American dub, where child!Goku is voiced by a female voice actress and teen/adult!Goku by a male one. Said male VA (Creator/MarioCastaneda) sounds like a playful young man most of the time, until it's time to get serious and he goes borderline BadassBaritone.
**** Also averted in the Brazilian dub. The same happens, with only the fact that the voice actress sucks.
** Krillin arguably. He's a pint-sized, 26-year-old man with muscles and a baby face, compromisingly performed with a gruff voice by Mayumi Tanaka.
** Tanaka also voices Yajirobe, whose voice doesn't change as he gets older either.
*** However, while Yaji is voiced by a man in the German dub, he's voiced by a middle-aged man with an elderly voice.
* ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' was the first ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' series where all the {{Mons}} (save Beelzemon because EvilIsCool) keep the same voice from [[PowerLevels one form to the next]], resulting in a KnightInShiningArmour, a HumongousMecha, and a {{Miko}} sounding like a RidiculouslyCuteCritter or the preteens [[FusionDance they've merged with]]. Though since [[CunningLikeAFox Renamon]] always had a rather adultish voice and [[AxCrazy Cyberdramon]] was already at the Ultimate level, it only affected [[ChildrenAreInnocent Guilmon]] and [[DeadpanSnarker Terriermon]], and all the voices still fit their characterization.
** It's really bad in their debut appearances, when the FusionDance characters really ''aren't'' portrayed with the same characterization as their components. Day-one Gallantmon's bombastic speeches set new world records for {{Narm}} when coming from a child and his even-more-childlike dragon partner.
** Even outside ''Tamers'', there's Silphymon. When it's FusionDance time, the resulting form sounds like the unchanged voices of the component 'mons talking at once. This rule was followed even with Gatomon, a Rookie-sized Champion with the expected childlike voice in the dub. It sounded all kinds of wrong alongside the deep, gruff voice of Aquilamon.
** All ''Digimon'' series did this originally in the Japanese version, albeit inconsistently (not all Digimon did this) and with subtle variations for the upper forms; it's arguably inverted in the case of [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Tailmon]], who (like Renamon, and unlike her American version Gatomon) had a very mature voice in her base Adult form (which is still a RidiculouslyCuteCritter) which doesn't change at all when evolving to Angewomon.
** In ''Anime/DigimonFrontier,'' we get it with Lucemon, to work against the character in one form and for him in another. Lucemon is voiced by Creator/MonaMarshall (aka Izzy, Terriermon) in her Izzy voice but with more evil. It works when he looks like a child. But then he gets a more adult form... and still sounds like a ten-year-old. Somehow even blowing up moons doesn't make it possible to take him seriously with that voice. Then he gets a monstrous form... and his voice becomes that of a CreepyChild. It was actually quite effective.
*** Partially averted in the Japanese version, where Lucemon's more adult form is voiced by [[Manga/DragonBall none other]] then Creator/RyuseiNakao. Nakao also provided the growls for his ultimate monstrous form, but child!Lucemon's seiyuu Creator/KumikoNishihara returned to do his larvae form inside it.
*** The Japanese version also did this with the heroic Digimon. When the Legendary Warriors reveal themselves as separate entities from their human counterparts, Agnimon still has a childish voice despite being twice the height of the human characters. This carries over to their combined form, Susanoomon, which was one of the most powerful entities shown in the anime by that time. The dub avoids this by having the characters' voice actors use deeper versions of the human characters' voices instead.
** In ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'', Shoutmon's fused forms retain the base form's childlike voice in both Japanese and English.
* In ''[[Manga/{{Hellsing}} Hellsing Ultimate]]'', when Alucard assumes the form of a woman (they same form he had assumed in World War II), his pitch never goes any higher than his usual BadassBaritone.
* In ''SamuraiSeven'', while the [[HumongousMecha Bandits]] and [[GasMaskMooks Guardians]] have disconcerting appearances, both groups have urbane voices and somewhat aristocratic speech patterns.
* In ''Franchise/{{Anpanman}}'', one of the shortest characters in the series, Mushibakinman, has a deep and demonic voice.
* Vasilisa, a minor character in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' sounds like a little girl when she casts her spells, which are based on a folktale involving a girl with an Evil Stepmother.
* In the English dub of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Mad Dog, who is a muscular man, has a squeaky voice likely inspired by Mike Tyson.
* Chloe from ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' has extremely sharp features and demeanour, and you'd expect her voice to be cold, with some sinister edge. Instead [[Creator/AyaHisakawa her]] [[Creator/HilaryHaag voice]] is extremely soft, and she sounds almost like a little girl in a young woman's body. This heavily underlines her personality as a ruthless assassin who is extremely sheltered in every aspect of life outside her work.
* When {{Toriko}} meets the legendary blade sharpener Melk I, he's shocked to see that this giant, hulking mass of muscles...has such a soft voice that unless he has a special rock that amplifies sound, it's impossible to hear him talk.
* The ''{{Beyblade}}'' dub has chirpy, blond, often CatSmile Max Tate, due to his VA undergoing VocalEvolution. From V-Force onwards he's got one of the deepest voices of the five main characters.
* Anthy from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is voiced in the Japanese version by Creator/YurikoFuchizaki, who's more or less speaking with her natural voice, and thus sounds noticeably older than many members of the mostly high school cast, especially opposite Creator/TomokoKawakami's performance as the titular Utena, who sounds convincingly 14. This being [[DeconstructorFleet Utena]], this was most likely done [[spoiler:to highlight the fact that Anthy is in fact ''way'' older than her appearance suggests and has [[HiddenDepths a lot more to her]] than meets the eye]].
** A similar effect is done in the Latin-American dub, where "Angie" is voiced by Rocío Prado aka [[RanmaOneHalf Kodachi Kuno]].
* Even before getting a voice actor, Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki of ''Manga/FairyTail'' is introduced via his silky smooth voice that would make any woman swoon... Then he appears in person and is shown to be ''the'' defining example of {{Gonk}} in the series. Then he appears in the anime, and who's cast to play him? Creator/ShowHayami[[note]]aka ''[[Manga/{{Bleach}} Aizen]][[/note]]'' in Japanese, and Chris Guerrero[[note]]the Manga/{{Toriko}} narrator[[/note]] in English.
** Later comes Panther Lily. When first introduced in Edolas, he is a large, imposing feline figure with a deep, gruff voice to match. Then he gets sent to Earth-land and gains a SleepModeSize no bigger or more adorable than Happy and Carla, yet his voice sounds ''exactly the same''.
* [[Creator/HirokiTakahashi Japan]] of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' is the shortest and slimmest of the main 8 characters and has a very youthful appearance, but his voice is rather deep and mature, reflecting his business-like nature and very old age. [[Creator/YasuhiroTakato Russia]] the PsychopathicManchild is sort of the opposite; he's by far [[HuskyRusskie the largest of them]] yet has a high, childish voice, but he also looks cutesy. However, his signature ''[[MadnessMantra kolkolkolkol]]...'' and a few other lines suggest that he does the voice on purpose and his real voice is rather deep, or at least that he has a ton of range.
** It should be noticed that Japan ''was'' originally given a rather light voice in the CD dramas, but later Hiroki Takahashi [[VocalEvolution resorted to using a deeper tone]]. Heck, his first seiyuu ever (in the Flower of Iris CD) ''[[CrossDressingVoices was a lady]]''.
* Chiyo's father (maybe) in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' looks like a cute cat plushie, but speaks with the booming dramatic voice of NorioWakamoto. Also applies to [[Creator/JasonDouglas the English dub]], where he sounds like a suave adult man.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' has [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Inner Moka]], whose deep voice contrasts Outer Moka's high-pitched voice (in Japanese, both modes are played by Creator/NanaMizuki). Tven for EvilSoundsDeep, Moka's voice is incredibly so for a teenage girl. It takes UpToEleven when a flashback reveals that Moka had already a deep voice when she was ''nine years old''. There was a childish undertone in her voice, but it was still too deep. Averted in the dub, where Moka has [[Creator/AlexisTipton separate]] [[Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard actresses]] for each mode.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Gaara sounds like a big, hulking 36-year-old biker dude. In actuality, he's a ''tiny'' 12-year-old boy.
* In the English-language dubs of ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi'' and ''LightNovel/KinosJourney'', the titular characters are voiced by the same actress. The former contains Kurumi doing a lot of high pitched {{Squee}} while in the latter Kino sounds like a very calm young man. The latter is close to her natural voice.
* Many English voices for various Anime/{{Pokemon}} sound completely unfitting for them - examples include Scolipede (an [[BigCreepyCrawlies eight foot long giant centipede]]) having a high-pitched voice, Leavanny sounding like someone going through puberty (complete with sudden voice break in the middle of speaking) and one [[Anime/PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened Genesect]] (a four foot tall cybernetic insect with [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] and a pernament SlasherSmile on its face) making garbled [[Series/DoctorWho Dalek]]-[[Film/{{Gremlins}} Gremlin]] noises for its voice, yet telepathically speaking English... sounding like [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Fluttershy]] while doing so.
* In ''Anime/UmiMonogatari'', Kojima sounds ''very'' girlish despite being a studious young man.
* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'' [[TokenMiniMoe Nonon Jakazure]] has a voice that is an interesting mix of rasp, growl, and squeak.
* It was never adapted in the anime but one chapter of ''Manga/LovelyComplex'' has the cute GirlyGirl Seiko's voice completely break. She said it began deepening in middle school but she could still pass as feminine. The other characters describe it as a masculine, man's voice which causes her to detransition for several chapters.
* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', the Mysterious Child has the looks of a girl no older than 15 [[Creator/AtsukoTanaka and the voice of an adult woman]]. [[spoiler: The fans speculate that she might ascutally be another victim of the FountainOfYouth - and one who unlike the teenaged Conan/Shinichi and Ai/Shiho, was actually a grown-up when shrunk.]]
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* One ''Creator/{{Gotlib}}'' strip that deconstructs the Western genre shows who provides the translated voices of the rugged cowboy, demure schoolteacher and stoic Indian: a weedy accountant-looking guy, a heavyset older woman towering above the other voice actors, and a Chinese midget with huge glasses and teeth respectively.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', during the montage of Marlin's story being passed along, one scene shows a small fish telling the story to a larger fish. The small fish has a deep, booming voice, while the big fish has a high, squeaky voice. And the squeaky big fish's phrase is: "[[MickeyMouse Golly, that's amazing!]]"
* When Alpha is first seen in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', he has a high-pitched voice because his voice collar is malfunctioning. When the collar is fixed later, Alpha has a voice much more appropriate to his appearance, causing Russell to comment he liked the old voice better. [[spoiler:In the climax, Dug inadvertently causes it to break again.]]
* In the original version of ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', the hyperactive Charlotte has a mostly squeaky voice that drops when whenever she gets too excited or is trying to be seductive. The French dub version of her, however, has probably been ''eating'' cigarettes her entire life.
* One of the gags in ''WesternAnimation/BebesKids'' is that the baby is voiced by Tone Loc. [[DontExplainTheJoke He's famous for his deeeeeeep voice.]]
* Tai Lung of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' is a ripped anthro snow leopard who has just finished tearing apart a prison... and then speaks in a smooth British accent.
* During the BigLippedAlligatorMoment from ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'', the smallest alley cat that pesters the titular cat-and-mouse duo actually speaks in a low, gruff voice; while the largest alley cat actually speaks in a high, squeaky voice. This is apparently more obvious in the French-Canadian dub in which the large alley cat is actually voiced by [[CrossDressingVoices a woman]].
* One of the racers in ''Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry'' is Gorthan, Destroyer of Light, a TinTyrant with Creator/TomKenny's high voice.
* The joke was in the original cut of ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' that one did not expect the small, scrawny, shy Tack to have such a deep voice (provided by Sean Connery for one line at the end); however, the voices given to him by Matthew Broderick and Steve Lively match his appearance in the {{bowdlerise}}d versions.
* In Creator/ChuckJones' ''WesternAnimation/ThePhantomTollbooth'' TheRuntAtTheEnd of King Azaz's royal palace guards has the deepest voice.
* ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'': As the sub ventures through the Sea of Time, the Beatles regress to childhood and Old Fred to young adulthood. The Beatles' voices (Paul Angelis, Geoffrey Hughes, John Clive) as children are still the same as their adult voices, and Old Fred's (Lance Percival) didn't change either.
* In ''RiseOfTheGuardians'', Chris Pine (age 32) voices Jack Frost (who appears to be about 14) with his normal voice. This comes as quite the shock, but is actually an indicator that Jack is ''far'' older than he looks.
* Sgt. Calhoun from ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' appears to be a beautiful young woman somewhere in her 20's or 30's but she has the gruff voice of Jane Lynch. Additionally, the Sugar Rush racers sound like teenagers instead of kids.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight'' in the segment "Field Test", Kevin Conroy's deep voice doesn't really fit this Bruce Wayne's [[PrettyBoy effeminate appearance]].
* Scamp from ''Disney/LadyAndTheTrampIIScampsAdventure'' is a young looking puppy who sounds more like a 15 or 16 year old. His sisters sound noticeably more appropriate than him.
* Mei from the ''OneStormyNight'' movie has the type of deep voice you'd expect for an adult male.. The problem is he's a cute, androgynous goat who wears a pink scarf.
* In the animated version of "WesternAnimation/TheCatInTheHat" one of the Cat's little helpers Thing One had the deep bass voice of Creator/ThurlRavenscroft, probably best known for voicing Tony the Tiger in Frosted Flakes commercials.
* ''Disney/ChickenLittle'' looks like he should sound like a little kid, so it's a bit jarring to hear him with the voice of Zach Braff.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'' has a main character who is twelve years old, but voiced by ZacEfron, who makes him sound like he's at least in his mid-twenties.
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[[folder: Film -- Live Action]]
* MarilynMonroe didn't invent the gimmick of TheVamp having a childish voice, but she certainly [[TropeCodifier popularized it]]. Six decades later, the stock character of the blonde with a "breathy little-girl voice" has actually [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny become a bit of a cliché]].
* ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' uses this as a main plot point, since none of the audience expects the beautiful silent film actress to have such a razorblades-on-pianowire voice.
* This was done to comedic effect in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit.'' In the opening cartoon short, Baby Herman sounds like a real baby, but when the cartoon ends and the movie cuts to the "real" world, we find out that Herman's real voice is rough and gravelly.
* ''SuburbanCommando'' has two badass bounty hunters from space (one of whom is played by [[TheUndertaker Mark Callaway]]) who [[TheVoiceless never talk.]] During their fight with Shep, it's revealed that this is because they sound like they're on helium.
** The Italian dub of that movie goes for a different gag and has the bounty hunters' voices sound [[LarynxDissonance goofy and screechy like those of men trying to speak like women]].
* Brief gag from ''PeeWeesBigAdventure'', with a showgirl and stormtrooper who stop to give directions in the movie lot.
** And then there's Pee Wee himself (the gag is that the studio found his regular voice too grating and decided to dub over it):
--->'''Pee-Wee:''' ''(incredibly deep, fake voice)'' Paging Mr. Herman. Mr. Herman you have a telephone call at the front desk.
* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with classic Hollywood actor Cesar Romero. He was a native of Cuba and looked it, but by the time he broke into movies he had moderated his Latino accent a great deal. Because, however, he gained his greatest fame playing LatinLover characters, film directors made him affect a relatively low-pitched, "foreign" voice [[ArousedByTheirVoice to lend his characters some necessary sex appeal]]. In some of his earliest roles, though, he has a perfectly ordinary, midrange Anglo-American accent, and his natural laugh was a high-pitched, effeminate giggle - something he [[ThrowItIn famously incorporated into his role]] as SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in the 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series.
* ''Film/KingRalph'' has Princess Anne of Finland, who is played by Joely Richardson, but voiced by a man, much to the irritation of King Ralph.
* Sri Sumbaji, the Indian pirate lordin ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' [[TheQuietOne is silent]] for most of the discussion, with his aides speaking on his behalf. This becomes apparent when he finally talks: he has a high-pitched, squeaky voice.
* In a DeletedScene from ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'', Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, playing an army sergeant voiced by Creator/SamuelLJackson, narrates a promotional video for [=SkyNet=]'s new line of battle robots. One of the execs says he doesn't like the voice, so another exec, played by Jack Noseworthy ''with Arnold's voice'', says, "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny We can fix it.]]"
* Franchise/{{Godzilla}}. Yeah, a {{Kaiju}} big enough to tear down all of Japan has a cry like an air raid siren on helium...??
* In ''WaynesWorld 2'', Wayne and Garth enjoy listening to a radio show hosted by Handsome Dan, who they imagine as a cool babe-magnet of a man. When they finally meet him, it's [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0790434/ Harry Shearer]].
** The joke doesn't work that well today, now that Harry Shearer's [[TheSimpsons voice]] and visage have both become much more recognized.
** They also play the reverse joke: The same radio show features a soundbite of a guy screaming loudly. When they meet him, it's [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0569337/ Ted McGinley]].
** Speaking of Harry Shearer: in ''AMightyWind'', he plays the bass (both the bass fiddle and the vocal bass) in The Folksmen. However, at the end,he decides he'd be happier as a woman, and they're shown doing their signature song "Old Joe's Place" with him in a dress. When it comes time for his solo, he goes ahead and does it in his signature bass style, then does a girlish laugh and flirtatious hand wave gesture.
* In ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' captain [[strike: Kermit]] Smollett does a roll call of his new crew, ending with a pirate "Big Fat Ugly Bug-Faced Baby-Eating O'Brien". What he gets is a beautiful [[OfCorsetsSexy corset-clad]] [[FetishFuel lady]] who croaks a deep, manly [[FanDisservice "Aye"]]. Cue {{Beat}} with JawDrop from the cast.
* In the Adam Sandler movie ''Film/GrownUps'', his character's wife and the wives of his friends start flirting with a tall handsome muscular man, only when he starts talking to them he speaks in a high squeaky voice.
* A running gag in ''Film/TheAdventureOfSherlockHolmesSmarterBrother'' has what sounds like a woman knocking on the door to Sigerson's office and calling him, and when he tells "her" to come in, it turns out to be his manservant Hunkston.
* Froggie in ''TheLittleRascals'' shorts.
* In the 1967 ''Film/DoctorDolittle'' movie, the heroes arrive on Sea-Star Island and are greeted by the stereotypical grass-skirt-wearing, bone-through-the-nose style "natives" ... who speak in perfect BBC English accents.
* Before Lee Tamahori became a (more or less) mainstream Hollywood director, he specialized in ''cinema verité'' in his native New Zealand, particularly with the 1994 melodrama ''Once Were Warriors''. If you are completely unfamiliar with Maoris in modern-day New Zealand, watching this film will probably be quite a shock. You'll be introduced to a poor family of former Maori tribe members now living in an urban housing project, with dark brown skin and looking vaguely Mexican or Puerto Rican to American audiences - and then they start speaking, and it's the typical New Zealand accent, which sounds not unlike Cockney British to most Americans. (And yes, that ''is'' the actor who played [[StarWars Boba Fett's father]] as the head of the family.)
* In the obscure 1987 comedy-adventure ''Jane and the Lost City'' (based on the notorious ''Jane'' comic strip of the WorldWarII era), the main characters are in Africa and encounter the queen of a jungle tribe who at first doesn't say anything. When she ''does'' start speaking, she turns out to have an "educated" British accent.
* The 1933 political thriller ''Film/GabrielOverTheWhiteHouse'' has as one of its minor villains a gangster named Nick Diamond, who fancies himself an Al Capone-style "tough guy." So it's pretty surprising when we hear him speak and learn that he still has some unidentifiable Southern/Eastern European accent from his native country. Another character subtly [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this, noting how far Diamond has traveled from his roots. (TruthInTelevision, as quite a few Prohibition-era gangsters were European-born.)
* Played with in ''PoliceAcademy'', when the timid, tiny-voiced female police recruit lets loose with an uncharacteristic bellow of "'''''Don't move'', dirtbag!'''" when she actually makes an arrest.
* Subverted in ''Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'', when a man (none other than Creator/NathanLane) at Studio 69 appears to address Austin in a sexy black woman's voice. Then it's revealed that an ''actual'' sexy female African-American spy is sitting directly behind the man, using him like a ventriloquist's dummy to deflect attention from their conversation.
** ''The Spy Who Shagged Me'' has Mini Me sporting a bass singing voice.
* Played with in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', when Lone Star and Barf are looking for Vespa; they hear a ''very'' deep voice singing "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Been Through"... and it's coming from her. "Whaddya know - she's a bass."
* ''Film/CatsAndDogs'' has ''The Russian,'' a little [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_blue Russian Blue]] kitten that [[CuteKitty spends the first few minutes being absolutely adorable.]] Then the owner walks away and it [[TalkingAnimal begins to speak]] with a thick Russian accent. The next few minutes plays like a Franchise/JamesBond movie.
* Bernard, the bull, from ''Film/WhereTheWildThingsAre'', is one of the largest, most intimidating, and by far the most reserved Wild Thing on the island, to the point of never speaking at all. Everyone else avoids interacting with him as much as possible. When he finally ''talks'' (and speaks the only two lines he has in the whole movie), he sounds like a timid, soft-spoken young boy.
* The movie ''Film/PitchPerfect'' actually uses this as a plot point. After Chloe [[spoiler: has her vocal nodules removed]], she can no longer sing above a G sharp, which drastically limits her solos as a soprano. However, after Aubry and Becca make amends, and all the girls go in for their hands-in battle cry, they discover that with her "[[spoiler:messed up vocal cords]]", Chloe is capable of singing bass. This revelation, in conjunction with Becca's coordination of the group, earns them the championship win. Bear in mind, this is Brittany Snow that the jarringly deep, masculine singing voice is supposed to be coming out of. This is also a BrickJoke in hindsight because at the beginning of the movie, the male commentator for the competition makes the misogynistic comment that because all-girl a capella groups don't have bass singers, they can't reasonably compete with all-boy or mixed-gender groups because their harmony will never be well-rounded enough without a bass.
* The main character in ''Cannibal'' is TheBear. The few times he speaks, it's with an oddly girly voice.
* In ''Film/StirCrazy'' the intimidating mountain of a prisoner everyone craps their pants at the mere sight of turns out to be a singer with a high tenor voice.
* A brief gag in ''Film/SpyHard'' has a security guard played by Verne Troyer and voiced by Brad Garrett. (His voice and shadow are depicted before we see him in the flesh.)
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Nunzio, from [[MythAdventures M.Y.T.H. Inc.]] is known to have this issue.
* The radio soap actors in ''Literature/AuntJuliaAndTheScriptwriter'' are described as quite unattractive with very wonderful voices. The author even says explicitly that many men would get BlueWithShock if they realized that the very sweet, silky voice of the soap heroines comes from an old, fat, badly dressed and worse groomed lady. The titular scriptwriter is also a radio actor: he is short and thin, but with a powerful voice and such a big charisma he gets a lot of admirers even with his poor looks, at least until the burnout begins to hit him hard...
* In the first scene of ''A Mighty Fortress'', the fourth book of the ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series, male [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Merlin]] speaks to Sharleyan using the voice of [[GenderBender Nimue Alban.]]
* Harry Potter has this reaction the first time he hears Dolores Umbridge speak in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix.'' She speaks with a high, girlish voice, whereas due to her froglike face, Harry had expected a croak.
* In ''ThePaleKing'', Nugent's little sister can imitate [[Film/TheExorcist Regan MacNeil's]] voice perfectly, much to the delight of Nugent's bored coworkers.
* In ''Literature/{{Maledicte}}'', Maledicte is a slight, pretty [[SweetPollyOliver young man]] with an incredibly harsh, rasping voice. {{Justified}} in that he purposefully took poison to damage his voice.
* During the [[spoiler: final confrontation with [[BigBad Victoria]]]] in ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Twilight: Eclipse]]'', Bella is shocked to see that [[spoiler:the [[SuperPersistentPredator obsessed vampire's]] voice is less of a menacing growl and more of a high and childish squeal]].
* Near the beginning of [[Literature/ThePlaneteers "The Brain Stealers of Mars"]], Rod Blake meets [[{{Shapeshifting}} something]] on the surface of Mars that looks like his partner Ted Penton--but it's new to imitating humans, and when it first speaks, it speaks in Rod Blake's voice.
* Owen Meany from John Irving's ''A Prayer For Owen Meany''. A dwarf, he's by far the smallest kid in his class...and he has NoIndoorVoice.
* Shadowslinger, an elderly, morbidly-obese sorceress from the ''GarrettPI'' novels, has a voice that sounds like she's eight years old. As this conflicts with her self-promoted image as a terrifying wielder of dark magic, she usually has her son Barate Algarda speak for her.
* Applies to several characters in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series. The titular character is a 6'5" HeavyWorlder LadyOfWar, who has a soprano voice. Thandi Palane is a genetically modified AmazonianBeauty who can literally punch a guy's face in, and a mezzo-soprano (one step down from soprano). The MemeticBadass (both in-verse and out) Victor Catchat is a tenor (highest male voice within the modal register).
* [[BigBad Link]] in the ''Literature/BelisariusSeries'' has this. It is an AI from millions of years in the future that uses specific women as host bodies, transferring to the next body whenever one dies. As a result, the age of its host bodies over the story ranges from seventy to eight, and while it ''can'' use its host's normal voice, it usually uses a vaguely described but utterly inhuman and emotionless voice that most people find highly unsettling.
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[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Jonathan crooning a forties pop song in the Season 4 episode "Superstar". Pro athlete, military genius, star of ''The Matrix'', and '''now''' he's Sinatra.
** Drusilla dresses like a {{Goth}} singer, acts like a SerialKiller and talks with an extremely soft voice.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' had an episode featuring this as a subplot, which resulted in Elaine accidentally smack-talking her friend's new boyfriend because his feminine voice caused a case of MistakenIdentity over the phone. The actor was actually (pretty obviously) dubbed over by a woman.
* A horrifying example (to those involved anyway) occurs in ''MarriedWithChildren.'' The men get hooked on a new phone sex line, only for them to eventually discover the woman behind "Butter's" sexy voice is Peggy's big and far-from-beautiful mother.
* ''TheElectricCompany'' had a song about "Hircus of the Circus," an enormous strongman with a high-pitched voice.
* ''Series/SesameStreet'': You ''definitely'' wouldn't expect Elmo to be voiced by some burly-looking black man. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY_sl1R3KJQ]]
** TheMuppets have been known to do this with a few of their actual characters as well. On ''FraggleRock'', for example, Brool the Minstrel is a furry, hulking, fanged cave monster with a jarringly sweet, soulful voice.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Eleventh Hour", this is played for drama and used to throw a shapeshifting alien straight into the UncannyValley. The first instance involves it shifting to look like a man holding a dog on a leash...only for the man to bark with the dog's voice. Later, [[spoiler:what looks like a woman and her two daughters is discovered to be the alien when it uses the wrong mouth for the woman's voice, resulting in a very small girl speaking with an adult woman's voice, while the "mother"'s mouth remains closed.]]
* A frequent gag on ''Series/TheBennyHillShow'' was to have male vocalists singing in high female registers, and vice versa.
* [[Series/KnightRider KARR]] in the Hungarian dub, due to the robotic echo effect layered over the voice actor's performance, has such a high-pitched voice, he almost sounds feminine. A more accurate description would be to say he's an [[Franchise/StarWars Ewok]] disguised as a car. It does a great job of undermining his malevolent aura.
* Scorpius of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' is rather freaky looking, which makes his smooth and urbane voice a surprise. He also fits it on another level, in that the soft-spoken voice is a conscious effort, and when really angry, Scorpius loses control, and in keeping with his Scarran ancestry, talks in a [[EvilSoundsDeep deep]] GutturalGrowler voice. This is also a contrast with his weak-looking body (as is the SuperStrength he also generally keeps repressed).
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' have a situation similar to ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}.'' (Makes sense, with the same sets of ThePowersThatBe - TOEI making the original, Saban adapting it.) In the American version, the MonsterOfTheWeek as well as major villains will sound growly or squeaky or otherwise be not-normal-human-y to better sound like they look. When watching the Japanese version, where this is often not so, it's strange when a beast of destruction or a cheesy rubber suit talks in a voice that could belong to any guy on the street - especially if it's a bad guy you ''know'' and remember sounding the part.
* In ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'', [[CosplayOtakuGirl Yumeria]], who is introduced speaking with a high, cutesy voice, switches to a deep, gravelly one when her [[AnimalEaredHeadband cat ear headband]] falls off.
* The Creator/StephenJCannell series ''Sonny Spoon'' had an episode called "Who's Got Tonsillitis?" about a missing soul singer called Tonsillitis Brown who was so called because of how his real singing voice sounded like; he mimed to the voice of another singer. A pudgy white guy.
* An episode of ''Veritas: The Quest'' had neo-Nazi villain [[MultiethnicName Heinrich Cordova]], who looked like a prototypical Aryan Ubermench yet spoke with a Latino accent. The first words spoken to him in said episode are "You know Heinrich, I can never get used to ''that'' accent coming out of ''that'' face."
* Invoked in an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. Frasier and a lot of the KACL employees put on an old-time radio murder mystery to celebrate the station's anniversary and Roz was supposed to play a character with a very sexy voice. Unfortunately, she had to have an emergency dental procedure which left her mouth still numb from the Novocaine. Frasier spends a few moments building up her characters sultry, exotic accent, and she speaks in a mumbling, slurring mess.
* Very common on ''RuPaulsDragRace'', where all the contestants, naturally, are {{Drag Queen}}s, but in some cases a queen may look entirely convincing as a woman until they speak, at which point this trope comes into effect. Rebecca Glasscock and Tyra Sanchez are two such queens who are extremely good at presenting as female but possess contrabass voices that can be startling the first time you hear them.
* In several Clutch Cargo segments on ''LateNight with Creator/ConanOBrien'', Martha Stewart and Barbara Bush had blatant male voices.
* ''Series/{{Justified}}'' has Jimmy Tolan (Jesse Luken), a short, babyfaced man with a [[EvilSoundsDeep deep, imposing baritone]].
* This was a big part of Ms. Brahms' character on ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' - she was a beautiful young woman working in an up-market department store, but spoke like a working-class Cockney.
** One episode revolved around this - Ms. Brahms was chosen as a spokesmodel for the store, but they had the voice of Mr. Grace's nurse dubbed over this, because her voice was more up-market. A British Lord was attracted to her and wanted to meet for a date, based largely on her sexy voice. In the end he immediately went to the nurse, even though she looked nothing like the woman in the ad.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Jimmy Somerville from Bronski Beat has an extraordinarily light, high and fluid countertenor/falsetto singing voice. ''Smalltown Boy'' could be sung by a woman. It suggests many looks, none of which is a short muscular bald man.
* Boaz Ma'uda and David D'or, two famous Israeli singers who were in the ''EurovisionSongContest''. One looks like a strength trainer and the other looks like he's in his 40s. Both are tenors, if not countertenors.
* Soul singer Michel'le - sings like Anita Baker, talks like Betty Boop.
** Baker herself: That powerful voice comes from a woman who might be 5 feet tall in heels and 90 pounds soaking wet.
* [[Music/{{Blondie}} Debbie Harry]] looks petite but is one of the best female singers there is, and there's a definite dissonance when she occasionally raps.
* John Hiatt (of "Have A Little Faith In Me" fame), as well. Skeletal, long-haired white guy with a voice that could easily belong to a black soul singer from the ‘60s.
* Similarly, CountryMusic singer [[http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/40622661/Josh+Turner+Haywire.jpg Josh Turner]]. You'd never guess a face that young would produce a fine bass-baritone.
* Christian musician/puppeteer Marcy Tigner is an adult woman with ''[[UncannyValley creepily]]'' [[UncannyValley convincing]] little girl voice. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qn5rpNhCbk]]
* And then there's TayZonday, the guy who sings "Chocolate Rain". He looks about 12 years old in that video.
* The late Music/AmyWinehouse was a skinny white English woman from the [=00s=], who sounded like a big black American woman from the [=60s=].
** Ditto Music/JossStone, a young blonde Brit who sounded just like an African American crooner.
* Susan Boyle. She looks like a somewhat old lady, but has a beautiful soprano voice.
* Aaron Neville had a brief movie appearance as "Man with gun," an intimidating character the hero confronted in a slum area. His singing voice, on the high end of tenor, almost into soprano, has been described as the voice the angels '''wish''' they had.
* Sarah Stiles, age 32, who played Lucy and Kate Monster in ''Theatre/AvenueQ'' for several years, has a little girl voice (both speaking and singing) similar to the aforementioned Kristin Chenoweth. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X09nqKHVgrk Listen here.]]
* [[http://www.caymanilika.net/Music_Demo.html Cayman Ilika]] has a rich mezzo/contralto singing voice that strongly contrasts with her girly looks and [[SingingVoiceDissonance speaking voice]].
* Alison Moyet, once-singer of Music/{{Yazoo}}. With that contralto voice, you'd mistake her for a man if you never had seen her.
** To the point where Music/{{Erasure}}'s early reviews often remarked snarkily that Vince had simply replaced Alison with another singer who sounded the same. A ''male'' singer who sounded the same.
*** Said male singer? Andrew "Andy" Bell. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX0VJhrw01w Who sings like this]].
* One word: {{GACKT}}. Many people have mistaken GACKT for a woman on first appearances due to his delicate and ''very'' feminine facial features. So it's quite surprising when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=DIh4MqvkmOI this]] voice comes out of him.
* Scotty [=McCreery=], season 10 winner on ''Series/AmericanIdol''. He [[http://miamiherald.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b26169e2014e88d2bf29970d-800wi looks like]] Alfred E. Neuman, but has a surprisingly deep bass-baritone.
* Two words: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaPTDslm0mE&feature=fvst Bianca Ryan]]. She was ''12'' when this song was recorded.
* JackieEvancho was only 10 when she sang "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKhmFSV-XB0 O mio babbino caro]]" with "the voice of angel." The judges asked her to perform another song to make sure that really was her voice.
* Ray Toro, lead guitarist of MyChemicalRomance, is 6'1'', has super-curly hair that ranges from an afro to long curls reminiscent of [[Music/GunsNRoses Slash]], and has the voice of a ten-year-old. Especially noticeable in songs when he sings a higher harmony, and in this interview [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiNAE8yodT0]] (skip to 2:34).
* ''AmericasGotTalent'' season 6 winner Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. is a black guy with dreads and facial hair who sounds like FrankSinatra.
* Music/{{Rihanna}} has a mild version of this, in that when she sings she has no accent but when she talks she has a noticeable Barbados accent.
** She sang with the accent when she first became famous, so one imagines [[JustifiedTrope there was some voice training involved]].
* Jens Kastel of Funker Vogt [[http://www.mylot.com/w/image/1208805.aspx looks like a handsome heartthrob]], but has a [[HarshVocals guttural]] [[EvilSoundsDeep bass/baritone]] voice.
* Cristian Machado of Ill Nino looked like he sounded for a while, until he physically went from 25 to 40 while his voice remained unchanged.
* Alex Band of Music/TheCalling looks like a a teenage pretty boy but sounds like a 40-year-old who smokes too much.
* Christian Alvestam of ScarSymmetry. He's physically a fat bald guy and has an incredibly heavy Swedish accent. But when he ''sings''.....
* Kyo from DirEnGrey. A tiny, Asian pretty boy who is the last person you'd expect to front a heavy metal band. His harsh vocals sum up why he fits this trope.
* Chino Moreno of {{Deftones}}, especially after his weight gain. One would probably be shocked to know that some of the smoothest, most soothing clean vocals in metal comes from [[http://withfriendship.com/images/j/45412/Chino-Moreno-image.jpg this guy.]]
* Ryan Richards from FuneralForAFriend. He looks and acts like a nice guy, but performs the harsh vocals and drums.
* DaveGrohl shows us time and time again he is the nicest guy in rock, and has a relaxed sounding power pop singing voice, yet he equally enjoys [[CarefulWithThatAxe screaming his head off during songs]] (an example being the FooFighters cover of [[{{Prince}} Darling Nikki]]).
* Dani Filth is a tiny effeminate English guy who is very friendly when interviewed, but his vocals as frontman for Music/CradleOfFilth are terrifying. He also has a strong interest in the occult and keeps skeletons in his house just to scare visitors.
* Music/JustinBieber, due to his late puberty, had a childish voice until about age 17.
* Angela Gossow. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubHOHi9Bzug&list=FLWc9w5qZqfx_4x35RbgqH6Q&index=100&feature=plpp_video That is all.]]
** I'll see your Angela Gossow and raise you [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs1mWV1krQI Som Pljuimers.]]
* Claudio Sanchez of ''CoheedAndCambria''. Big bear of a man, high tenor singing voice. And then there's the dichotomy between his clean vocals and [[MetalScream his screams]].
* Katie Stelmanis of [[http://www.spinner.com/2011/05/16/austra-feel-it-break/ Austra]]. Petite GirlNextDoor look, big classical opera voice.
* Similarly, hi-NRG diva Abigail Zsiga has the kind of deep powerful voice that you would think shouldn't even be physically ''possible'' from someone who looks so much like a child's stick figure drawing.
* French metal vocalist Guillaume Bideau. His speaking voice is very laid back, somewhat deep, and has a fairly heavy accent. He also looks like [[http://ih1.redbubble.net/image.12771654.4545/flat,550x550,075,f.jpg a tough guy]] who ''should'' sound like [[Music/{{Pantera}} Phil Anselmo]] when he sings. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_YaL5_Rpj0 This]] (skip the intro if you aren't patient) is what his melodic vocals sound like. While he's still a good singer, it's not hard to see why {{Mnemic}} fans accused them of selling out when he joined the band. At least his screams don't contrast as much.
* Jim Nabors will always be associated with drawling Gomer Pyle from ''Series/GomerPyleUSMC'' but had a rich and powerful baritone voice. He released several albums. A lot of comedians made jokes about it back in the 1960s and 70s.
* [[http://khanhdoan.com/ Khanh Doan]] is a 5'1" pixie who could still [[OlderThanTheyLook pass for a teen at age 36]], yet has a mature mezzo soprano voice.
* Music/{{Queen}}'s [[http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/53515561/Roger+Taylor+59258_Roger_Taylor_I.jpg Roger Taylor]] has blond hair, big blue eyes, and a baby face, but sings in a gravelly, three-packs-a-day voice.
* A lot of male Dominican merengue singers have a singing voice that comes as equally nasal and high pitched, contrasting with their appearances and talking voices. Juan Luis Guerra is one of those: his normal (and quite deep) talking voice suits his bohemian bearded appearance, but he has been doing the nasal singing thing for so long that, unless you had listen him on interviews, you couldn't believe that the both the speech and the singing parts on [[http://youtu.be/b4i7tbqKWp4 "El Niagara en Bicicleta"]] came from the same larynx.
* ''Invoked'' historically in the case of ''castrati'': male singers whose gonads were removed at puberty, ensuring that their boyhood vocal pitch would be retained into adulthood. Such performers were once in demand because they had feminine vocal ranges, but backed up with the powerful projection that only a ''castrato'''s large lungs and elongated chest could generate.
* Morten Harket from Music/{{Aha}} was pretty much the living incarnation of a PrettyBoy [[FoxyGrandma and still looks damn fine]]. His vocal range is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morten_Harket#Vocal_range_and_style shockingly big]], going from quite the depths to a borderline shrill falsetto. The famous chorus of ''[[http://youtu.be/djV11Xbc914 Take on me]]'' is quite the proof.
* Eurobeat vocalist Linda "Irene" Ongarelli has a rather high voice for her buxom physique, and it often gets chipmunked (pitch-shifted) even higher.
** Laura Tartuferi (Laura Vox) is the opposite; slender build, deep soul/jazz voice.
* Julie [=McInnes=], Australian singer, cellist and circus performer, who has starred in many Creator/CirqueDuSoleil shows including ''Amaluna'', has a manly contralto voice despite her small frame and [[OlderThanTheyLook looking somewhat younger than her real age]].
* Peter Spilles of Project Pitchfork, [[http://a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/4/5b17bc60983f4675a6c497b222f99744/l.jpg despite his pretty-boy appearance]], has a baritone voice and usually sings HarshVocals.
* Rob Halford of JudasPriest, at least after he shaved his head and grew a dark goatee. Definitely a good example of HardGay.
* BillyJoel. Voice: smooth, streetwise crooning tenor. Appearance: short, unsightly, bulbous-nosed, Jewfro'ed guy. [[http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/kingfm.com/files/2013/04/Billy-Joel-Piano-Man-Album-Cover-flickR-User-epiclectic-630x630.jpg The cover art]] for ''Piano Man'' would call to mind [[NightmareFuel/VanityPlate the VID mask]] on its own, but with ''his'' mug, it's slightly ''even more'' terrifying.
* Andy Biersack, lead singer of the Black Veil Brides. A young man with a slender build, and a quite impressively deep growling singing voice. It's even more dissonant in the band's earlier songs when he was still a teenager and looked it.
* The late Music/RoyOrbison was a sharp-dressed, pale, dark-haired guy with CoolShades. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyXOUXx9HCE His powerful baritone voice]] was praised and envied by people like ''ElvisPresley'' himself!
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82cJgPXU-ik music video]] for Creator/{{Aerosmith}}'s "Sweet Emotion" shows a conversation between a young man and a phone sex operator. At the end, they show what the operator actually looks like!
* How come no one has mentioned Madonna while she was a superstar in the '80s? It is definitely quite a surprise to see the high-pitched singer as a deep-voiced woman in her mid-twenties. (Of course, that's all changed nowadays...)
* George Ezra: 21 years young milquetoast with the singing voice of a thirty-something black gospel singer. You wouldn't believe it's him singing if you haven't seen it with your own eyes.
* Similarly, there's the Scottish singer Paolo Nutini (aged 27 at the time of writing), who has the hoarse singing voice of an old Italian man.
* Kazumi Evans, who provides the operatic singing voice of Rarity in ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', [[https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1711927368/image.jpg looks quite different from what you'd expect]].
* Ella Fitzgerald, having the widest vocal range of any singer to date, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OthWvIBBDhg&feature=kp used this to her advantage regularly.]]
* It still throws off some people when they watch Music/{{NSYNC}}'s a cappella [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXzJqRXLI08 performances]] that [[http://stillnsync.com/photogallery/displayimage.php?album=33&pos=122 Chris Kirkpatrick]] looks like a biker but sings and speaks like a choir boy while [[http://stillnsync.com/photogallery/displayimage.php?album=33&pos=105 Lance Bass]] has a low and soothing husky voice.
* Italian jazz singer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4l7y2rY0LE Mario Biondi]] is a skinny, bald white guy with a ''very'' [[BassoProfundo deep]] and soulful singing voice not unlike BarryWhite.
* 2D from the virtual band Gorillaz has a tall, lean figure and distant black eyes that match his singing voice quite well. While his singing voice is rather low and clear, his speaking voice is a ridiculously heavy cockney accent with a mild case of ElmuhFuddSyndwome. Justified as his singing voice is provided by Blur's Damon Albarn while his speaking voice is provided by a different actor
* Ex-Moldy Peaches singer and solo artist, Adam Green, originally sang in a voice rather close to his speaking voice, which is the kind of voice one would expect out of a skinny stoner. But starting with his second solo album, he began singing in a surprisingly deep baritone that makes his surreal lyrics [[LyricalDissonance sound even more out of place.]]
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* ''Pinball/{{Spectrum}}'' has the BaldWoman ArtificialIntelligence "Computor" speak with a distinctly masculine MachineMonotone voice.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* Stephanie Miller of ''Radio/TheStephanieMillerShow'', a morning political and comedy show, is a skinny, white, middle-aged, brunette woman. Many a listener, however, call in and express surprise after seeing pictures of her on the show's website that she is not a blonde and/or fat. One caller even thought she was black.
* From his voice, one would definitely not expect John Tesh to have blonde hair and blue eyes.
* CPO Pertwee (Jon) on ''NavyLark'' doesn't sound anything like he does in real life.
* High Pitch Eric from ''TheHowardSternShow'', who is 6'1", probably weighs over 300 lbs, and sounds like MickeyMouse.
* Beulah, the maid on ''Radio/FibberMcGeeAndMolly'' (who later got her own {{spinoff}} series), was played by a Caucasian male named Marlin Hurt.
* ''Amos 'n' Andy'' starred a pair of white men (Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll) as the title characters. When the show moved to television, the roles were re-cast with African American actors.
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[[folder: Stand Up Comedy ]]
* Creator/GabrielIglesias describes times he uses a high pitched cheerleader voice to mess with Drive-Thrus that mess up his orders. He orders in his girly voice, pulls up, waits until they ask if he's the one who ordered, and proceeds to hit them with "Oh my God, yes!" The Drive-Thrus in his neighborhood have wised up though. He tries it on them and their response is "Okay, Gabriel, pull up."
* Korean-American comic Henry Cho was born and raised in Tennessee and it shows when he speaks. The last thing you expect to hear out of someone who looks like him is a southern drawl.
** lampshaded in [[http://youtu.be/WH8E_nkDNDo one of his routines]] when he mentions traveling in Korea, and being asked for directions by an American in a patronizing, faux-Asian pidgin "EXCUSE ME, IS THIS THE BUS-Y GOES-Y DOWN-Y TOWN-Y?". He replied with an exaggeratedly twangy "...I reckon so."
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[[folder: Theatre]]
* Theatre/ShrekTheMusical has a couple:
** The dainty-looking Sugar Plum Fairy often speaks with a very deep, throaty voice.
** Often, Dragon is represented as a huge puppet, but has a high and jazzy singing voice.
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[[folder: Theme Park Attractions]]
* In Disney's ''Ride/TheHauntedMansion'' during the "Grim Grinning Ghosts" song we are treated to a line of various ghosts singing the song, one featured a small bearded old prisoner speaking in the deep gravely voice of Candy Candido while the executioner leading him away has a high pitched Mickey Mouse like voice (by Bill Days).
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* The turtle in ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMb9vnbuR_Q talking in a sexy voice]].
** Or the beautiful, shimmering Bonita Soleil with a gravelly "eats five packs of cigarettes a day" [[LarynxDissonance voice.]]
** Or for that matter, [[TheIgor Sheegor]] with her [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls squeaky Bubbles voice]]. [[Creator/TaraStrong Guess who's voicing Sheegor?]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'': Captain Cross (also known as "the Specialist") is the sort of person with a reputation of being a hardened, experienced badass capable of taking on [[PersonOfMassDestruction Alex]] [[HumanoidAbomination Mercer]] in a straight fight and getting away alive. He also has the softest voice of anyone in the game (except maybe Karen Parker), particularly when compared to [[GutturalGrowler Alex]].
** Additionally, Alex Mercer can shapeshift; in cutscenes he can also mimic voices but in normal gameplay he doesn't. Which means you can be disguised as a young woman, but keep the [[GutturalGrowler gravelly voice]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}: [[UpdatedRerelease Dark Hero Days]]'', there's [[NoNameGiven Actress]], a female Entei who has a voice that's easily the among most feminine sounding in the entire series, despite the fact that she's a towering, musclebound, humanoid dragon.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
** Brief, entirely serious and [[NightmareFuel/KingdomHearts horrifying]] example from the end of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2''; [[spoiler: The "Xion Attacks" cutscene. Sora's face. Alyson Stoner's voice. ''It does not mesh.'' ]]
** [[BigBad Xemnas]] is a less dramatic case. Despite having the Bishonen look he has a fairly deep, monotone voice, and is done by Creator/NorioWakamoto in Japan.
** The Tyranto Rex dream eater in ''VideoGame/{{Kingdom Hearts 3D|DreamDropDistance}}'' doesn't sound nearly as fearsome as it looks, making noises resembling those of a ticked-off housecat rather then the terrifying roars the creature it's based on (presumably) made. You'll learn to dread/love the sound regardless, since [[RoarBeforeBeating it still means some pain is on the way for you/your enemies.]]
* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] (since he gained a voice actor in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'') has a very high falsetto voice, especially when he's excited, almost like WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse. Especially noticeable when contrasted to [[DivergentCharacterEvolution Luigi's]] more down-to-earth tenor.
** [[BigBad Bowser]] for some reason, actually spoke in a high, squeaky voice in the game ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' as opposed to having a more appropriate-sounding voice in the game ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''. Either this, or they actually made Bowser feel out of character.
*** Fortunately, Bowser was once again given a more appropriate-sounding voice in the game ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', which made him a more sinister character than in the past games.
* ''VideoGame/GuiltyParty'' has Butch. In appearance, he's {{Shaft}}-lite. His voice, however, is high pitched and slightly lisping. While never [[LampshadeHanging the subject of an actual joke]], it is suggestive of his nature as a GentleGiant and is definitely one of the more comedic aspects of his character.
* Tony Jay voiced many characters in the ''LegacyOfKain'' series, usually powerful and intimidating beings. He also voiced the kindly, polite and unsure boy King William the Just. His delivery was fine, but his voice was too low and mature.
* [[WarriorMonk Xavi]] in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' is one of the biggest characters ingame, yet his voice sounds quite odd and high.
* The adorable little [[http://starfox.wikia.com/wiki/Trainer raccoon teacher]] in ''VideoGame/StarFox64'''s training mode originally spoke in clicks, but in the 3DS remake, he was finally given a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to_sk12YQVI smooth, deep voice]] akin to Music/BarryWhite.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSpaceBar'', you spend a lot of time chasing after a hidden criminal who taunts you occasionally over your PDA with a deep, very creepy and threatening voice. When you finally catch up with him, you find out [[spoiler:that his true form as a shapeshifter is a tiny little utterly adorable blue Smurf-like alien thing]].
* For the most part, bosses in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' sound about how you'd expect them to. Then there's the [[http://www.wowhead.com/npc=33293 XT-002 Deconstructor]]: an absolutely ''enormous'' killer robot...with a child's voice and personality.
** Unintentional example with Deiza Plaguehorn, a draenei Master Pet Tamer in the Eastern Plaguelands, who despite appearing to be a Death Knight with necrotized skin and brown Acherus Knight gear has a regular draenei female voice instead of the gravely voice that [=DKs=] have.
* Yuri in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' is a thin, LongHairedPrettyBoy who has been subject to numerous instances of ViewerGenderConfusion (and [[DudeLooksLikeALady in-story gender confusion]]), so many are surprised to find that he has a rather deep, masculine voice.
** From the same game, there's also Duke; a somewhat dandy-looking PrettyBoy, who happens to have the voice of Creator/JamiesonPrice.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'', you'll occasionally run into some very unusual sounding cats. Said cats are actually voiced by the actors who provided the voices of the main cast, and they generally aren't even trying to sound convincing. For instance, one is obviously [[Creator/TomokazuSugita Alvin]] going "Nyao, nyao" in a sarcastic manner, while another is clearly [[Creator/RyotaroOkiayu Gaius]] meowing in [[TheComicallySerious his]] [[BadassBaritone usual tone]].
* In ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'' [[spoiler: Anton]]'s boyish face and deep, [[StupidSexyFlanders seductive]] voice don't seem to match.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', in the Japanese version, the [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] yet sensual and ladylike dancer Olivia has a voice that sounds more fitting for a child or preteen than for [[VagueAge a late teenager/young woman]] - in fact, her voice actress (Rei Matsuzaki) also voices [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Nah]], a preteen-looking (and, occasionally, preteen-acting) girl who is more fitting for that voice overall. KarenStrassman, who voices her in English, gives her a voice more befitting of her [[VagueAge probable (teens/early twenties)]] age. Similarly, all three of the English voice options for a male [[PlayerCharacter Avatar]] are very deep and mature, and they clash with the fact that one of the Avatar's three body types includes [[AdorablyPrecociousChild a childlike appearance]]. A similar effect carries over to a female Avatar's youthful-looking [[KidFromTheFuture son]], Morgan, except that he has a [[Creator/YoshimasaHosoya deep]] [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn voice]] in ''both'' languages.
** In the dub, DanielleJudovits gave [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Nah]] a more mature-sounding, late teens/early 20s voice, possibly to match Nah's personality being mature for her age.
** Some people are rather surprised when they hear [[Creator/LiamOBrien dub!Inigo talk]], expecting the voice of a boy in his mid-to-late teens and getting one more fitting of a young adult.
* Unintentional yet remarkably common in the Space Stage of ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'' since voices of aliens contacted by the player are chosen based on class, regardless of how the aliens in question actually look. This tends to result in things like attractive females with gruff masculine voices, [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] with soothing lyrical voices, and hulking HumongousMecha with [[{{Keet}} overexcited high pitched voices]]
* In the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series, this trope is definitely in play when you consider Meta Knight's voice. He has a deep and mature voice, befitting his role, but he's still just a WaddlingHead, [[spoiler:and is just as cute as Kirby when he's unmasked.]]
* Rosie in ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' smokes quite a bit in the manga and apparently off-screen as well, leading one of the character artists in the VC Design Archive to wonder if this could give her singing voice a gravelly tone. It doesn't, and no part of this habit is reflected by her Japanese or English actresses during the scenes where she can instead be heard singing with perfect clarity.
* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon: Magical Melody'' has a more SuperDeformed style than other installments of the series - looking a lot like like AnimalCrossing - and some of the male characters can come off as this.
* Rika from ''VideoGame/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' is [[VagueAge at youngest 9 and at oldest 12]] but can put on an incredibly adult voice when she wants to. This is apparently not just for the audiences, as it's implied (and even stated in one of Keiichi's character songs) the other characters hear it but never say anything.
* T. Hawk's English voice in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''. You wouldn't expect a Native American man that's built like a mountain to have the voice of what sounds like a teenager.
* Shaymin, introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', is a hedgehog. Its cry sounds like birds chirping.
** Dialga, introduced in the same set of games, takes this to Narm-levels. Its cry sounds like a scared chicken.
* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' series
** Libra. She's female, but her voice is that of a man's, thus, explaining why [[BigBad Dr. Nefarious]] sounded annoyed when he said her name.
** In the [[CanonDiscontinuity discounted]] game ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankSizeMatters'', there is also [[TheCutie Luna]]. At first, it's averted, as she sounds like an adorable little girl. [[spoiler: But once you free her from Mungo, she suddenly speaks like an adult woman when she pulls a FaceHeelTurn. It's later revealed that "she" is actually a [[NoBiologicalSex genderless]] puppet-ship shaped like a child, and is TheDragon to Otto Destruct. When you finally confront Luna on Dayni Moon, it speaks with a male voice]].
* Teddie from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is a {{mascot}} character who looks like he should be voiced by a woman, but is voiced by Creator/DaveWittenberg and Creator/SamRiegel, doing an ''impression'' of a typical mascot character in the English version. (Albeit his Japanese voice actor, Creator/KappeiYamaguchi, ''does'' actually fit the character to a T.) Of course, being a mascot character, this isn't really all that noticeable, until [[spoiler: he gains a human form, who most definitely ''should'' be voiced by a woman, as this is what you would expect from a prepubescent boy with his ultimate {{Bishounen}} looks, but the voice actors go, in fact, for an even ''deeper'' tone of voice when voicing Teddie as a human, which can be quite jarring in the first few scenes after the human form's first appearance and takes some time to get used to. For the Japanese version, Yamaguchi stated at one point that he originally even intended to use the same pitch of voice for both of Teddie's forms, but the Dissonance was so startling that he ''needed'' to change one of his different voice-types instead.]]
* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', [[Franchise/FireEmblemElibe Lyn]] appears as an Assist Trophy, [[Creator/MakikoOhmoto Her Japanese voice]] fits her given age of 15/18 (Respectively in the Japanese and English versions), but [[Creator/LaniMinella her English voice]] is ''much'' deeper, and more fitting for a woman in her thirties.
* In Videogame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf, [[TheHero Akatsuki's]] voice is surprisingly [[BadassBaritone deep]] for a {{fighting game}} hero, probably to remark on how he's ''not'' a young man [[OlderThanTheyLook despite his almost teenage-like looks]] and to offer a contrast with [[BigBad Murakumo's]] borderline TenorBoy-like voice. Similarly, [[DarkActiongirl Marilyn Sue Dae Jie]] talks in such a high-pitched tone that she sounds almost like a little girl... and at first hearing, it clashes a lot with her FemmeFatale looks.
** The first case is rather hilarious because [[TalkingToHimself Akatsuki and Murakumo are voiced by the same dude.]]
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* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' used this trope during one of Strong Bad's Emails, about radio personalities. Strong Bad demonstrated by making his mopey, soft-spoken kid brother Strong Sad talk like [[DumbassDJ an obnoxious]] [[LargeHamRadio disc jockey]].
-->'''Strong Sad:''' Hey hey hey, it's the Deathly Pallor, coming at you on numbitty 902, WA3D FM, "The Sturge." Coming up next, we got some hot new tracks from double-O ballyhoo!
* In episode 22 of ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', one of Duke's fangirls (the {{Gonk}} one) has a very deep voice.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick makes this complaint in her review of the ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' movie.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic was similarly surprised to hear She-Ra's WingedUnicorn Swiftwind speak in a deep, growling voice in the ChristmasEpisode.
* In one of the episodes of ''WebVideo/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', fallen angel Cypher (who looks like [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/warhammer40k/images/5/5b/Lord_Cypher.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20131227103607 this]], by the way) gets all exited and starts talking in high-pitched, squeaky and nigh-unintelligible voice.
* In ''The Dr. Steel Show'', Episode 1, DoctorSteel [[FourthWallMailSlot receives email from a fan]]. While the letter says the fan is 34 years old, the voiceover sounds like he's three.
* Played with in the ''WebVideo/ShadowOfIsraphel'' machinima series, since all but one of the voices are done by one person putting on accents (even within the plot, and without the actual characters ''knowing'' they're being voiced), leaving several characters with either incredibly out of place voices or voices that change with every appearance.
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR6TwEDFyDI#t=9m38s this]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sQTApFQg1c playthrough]] of [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Perfect Cherry Blossom]], one of the commentators decides to do a dramatic reading of Yuyuko's lines before actually seeing her face. And keeps the same voice after. HilarityEnsues.
** Similarly, Boltage [=McGammar=]'s LetsPlay of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages]]'' featured reading [[BigBad Veran]]'s lines as a breathy, saucy SouthernBelle. And accidentally uses it for one of Ralph's lines when he couldn't tell who was talking.
* Smokefield from WarriorCatsRPG is a sadistic, possibly psychopathic Maine Coon/Ragdoll cross who's an unrepetant rapist and part of quite possibly the worst group in the game. His voice is very soft. This is TruthInTelevision, as Maine Coons are a very soft-voiced breed of cat.
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' has a lot of this. CrossdressingVoices abound, because one guy does all the voices for the show, while the cast is primarily female. The most pronounced examples are Rarity (an elegant fashionista with a nasally voice and an Australian accent) and Sweetie Belle (an adorable youngster with [[GutturalGrowler the voice of a death metal singer]]).
** Sweetie Belle also gets this in ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries'' and its spinoff ''WebVideo/RainbowDashPresents'', where she has a hammy, deep voice (coming from being possessed by the demon Thrackerzod.)
* The ladybug in ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat'', voiced by Creator/TomKenny, has a very deep voice.
* [=HuskyMudkipz=], known for his deep voice, looks like [[http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/H831WpjMK9Q/maxresdefault.jpg this.]]
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "Don", there is a flashback to Rigby's sixth birthday party. The human children at the party sound appropriate for that age, but Mordecai, Rigby, and Don sound almost exactly like their adult selves.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers:'' Doctor Girlfriend (now Dr. Mrs. The Monarch) has a really gravelly voice that doesn't sound like it belongs to a woman, especially one of that figure. Jokes about her being a transsexual aside, it seems to be that she just smokes a lot.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Bart gets hold of a construction supervisor's bullhorn and starts giving out destructive orders. The supervisor grabs the horn away and complains that people should have been able to tell the difference between his voice and that of a 10-year-old boy - the joke being that the supervisor sounds exactly like Bart (including using the CatchPhrase "¡Ay caramba!").
** Ned Flanders screams like a girl, and at one point Bart mistakes his singing for that of Jessica Lovejoy.
** In an early episode, Homer is put in a mental hospital. His roommate, who claims to be MichaelJackson, is in fact a very large, intimidating man...with Michael Jackson's voice. Subverted when it turns out his real voice is actually deep and gravelly. (He's actually a white, Polish-American from New Jersey, but Homer [[FailedASpotCheck fails to pick up on this important clue]], not having ever seen Michael Jackson before.)
*** In an interesting twist, the character actually ''was'' voiced by Michael Jackson (who was surprisingly gifted as a vocal mimic). However, due to a contract dispute, he was billed as "John Jay Smith" in the credits.
* Shannon from ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' is a school bully who happens to have the voice of Creator/EmoPhillips.
* Lumpy Space Princess from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has a gruff voice that sounds nothing like a princess. Combined with a ValleyGirl accent for RuleOfFunny.
** For bonus points, the season 5 premiere promos featured a clip from the episode of teenage Finn in full {{Badass}} ActionHero Mode followed immediately by an audio clip from season 1 of 12-year-old Finn shouting '''"Aaaaadventure Time!"''' in a much higher-pitched voice, a result of averting CrossdressingVoices.
** A ''major'' stylistic theme of AT is pairing over-the-top-cartoony character design with matter-of-fact, naturalistic voices.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** Baby Stewie has a deep if slightly-effeminate theatrical British accent. That's hardly the wackiest thing they've got.
** Chris is a big lummox, but has a really grating, high-pitched voice. To add to the irony, his voice actor, Creator/SethGreen, is a rather short man with a naturally deep and gravelly voice (especially when he does his documentary narrator voice on ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'').
** Mike Henry, who voices TokenBlack Cleveland, is actually as white as a guy can get.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'', an adult man walking down the street had a high-pitched little girl voice. ''Done'' by a girl.
* Played for laughs in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' after Dee-Dee's voice became a ''very'' exaggerated baritone after fooling around with a piece of Dexter's equipment too much. (But it worked out for her in the end; she gained a part in a Barbershop Quartet.)
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'' is a tall muscular man but he has a high pitched, scratchy voice. This is justified in the series as he's a coward.
* Happens to Fluttershy in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Bridle Gossip", when the normally soft-spoken Pegasus is highly embarrassed to find herself speaking in a ContraltoOfDanger. Spike jokingly calls her "Flutterguy".
** That's nothing compared to Spitfire from the Polish dub. She's voiced by a guy and sounds like a transvestite. Thankfully, since season 2, she is voiced by a female and sounds quite good.
** [[AscendedMeme Derpy Hooves]], as voiced in "The Last Roundup"(before it was redubbed), has a husky, almost boyish voice in contrast [[AscendedFanon to her airheaded appearance and personality]]. [[WordOfGod According to]] TabithaStGermain, she didn't realize Derpy was female and did the voice with a neighbor's son in mind. In the Hungarian dub, she's actually voiced by a male.
** Babs Seed seems to be about the Cutie Mark Crusaders' age, but her voice sounds significantly deeper than even Scootaloo's.
** Invoked in "Filli Vanilli" when Fluttershy drinks a Poison Joke-laced potion to purposefully get a deep voice and temporarily replace Big Mac in Rarity's singing quartet after he loses his voice doing a turkey call. Everypony even refers to her with that voice as [[CallBack Flutterguy]].
** Similar to the Derpy example above, in "Trade Ya!", [[EnsembleDarkhorse Minuette]] has a boyish voice similar to Spike; possibly a mistake on Creator/CathyWeseluck's part.
* Originally Jerry from ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' had a deep voice in the few times he spoke, which was at odds with the fact he's a small, cute mouse. In recent adaptations Jerry is given a much more high pitched, often even feminine, voice whether he speaks or is just making noises.
* Henry from ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'', despite being portrayed as a large tender locomotive like Gordon, actually speaks in a high pitched, whiny voice.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', and ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanApocalypse'', Granny Goodness is voiced by a man (EdAsner) who is not trying to hide or pitch his voice at all. Hearing an old woman being voiced by what is obviously a man is disconcerting at best, which is probably the effect the creators were gunning for given the [[EvilOldFolks kind of person Granny Goodness is]].
* In Disney's ''[[AdventuresInMusicDuology Adventures in Music]]'', TheRuntAtTheEnd is a bass, whereas the rest of the characters are sopranos and tenors.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Mary Dahl (better known as "Baby Doll") looks like a little girl and usually sounds like one but actually has the voice of a bitter middle-aged woman. Justified in that she has a condition that stunts her aging, [[NotAllowedToGrowUp never being allowed to grow up]] physically.
* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' once featured a "sumo-ninja," and though he remained silent for his first appearance, he spoke during his second, the voice he used was so high it prompted Ron Stoppable to tell him "Dude, don't talk. Seriously, it ruins your mystique."
* In the episode "Hero of the Hourglass" of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' we discover that, when young, the future Huntsman had a very pitched and childish voice (getting him mocked by everyone, from his fellow Huntsclan apprentices to his teachers and a time-travelling Jake) while still being a formidable foe. Then, after Jake threw him in a pit to get mauled by a giant crab-thing, his voice changes to the EvilSoundsDeep we know, scaring the other apprentices with his oath to slay all dragons. And causing another vocal dissonance: while his deep voice is scary and appropriate for his modern self, he was slim and almost wiry when he was young.
* The ''[[WesternAnimation/BlinkyBill Adventures Of Blinky Bill]]'' gives us Slick Possum, an adorable possum with a foxlike face and PuppyDogEyes who sounds like Creator/EddieMurphy when he talks.
* On ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', whenever [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner Wile E. Coyote]] talks in a WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon, he sounds like a refined gentleman.
* In ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' Pepper Ann's younger sister "Moose" is around 8 or 9 years old and she has a deep husky voice like a teenage boy.
* General Iroh II from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' appears to be at least 30, but he shares the same [[Creator/DanteBasco voice actor]] and voice of 16-year-old Zuko from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Also a case of RealityIsUnrealistic, since Basco is 37, and [[http://rufiozuko.tumblr.com/post/17937045435/for-those-who-were-wondering-if-this-is-really he sounds exactly like that]] even when not acting, making him a real-life example of VocalDissonance.
** The same thing happened with Zaheer in season 3, who's in old enough to have his hair go grey but sounds much younger. This is Music/HenryRollins natural voice and he's in his 50s.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' Stan meets a Strip Club bouncer, who's a ScaryBlackMan with the voice of a little girl, due to a rather odd medical condition...
-->'''Stan:''' Wow, your voice is...sweet.
-->'''Bouncer:''' Yeah, my gonads are tucked inside my abdomen. I was born with what doctors call "Bashful Testicles".
* Some of the Smurfs in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute'' had extremely deep voices.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "[[VignetteEpisode Bottomless Pit!]]", twelve-year-old Dipper is embarrassed about his squeaky puberty voice, and takes a voice-altering tonic that gives him a deep announcer voice. Dipper thinks it's awesome, but everyone else is creeped out. [[GrumpyOldMan Grunkle Stan]] drinks a similar tonic by mistake, and winds up sounding like a SassyBlackWoman.
** It should be noted that Dipper is still an example of this, since his voice is way too deep and mature for a twelve-year-old kid.
** Grenda is another example. Despite having a huge build it is obvious that she is female but her voice is deep and manly. Apparently she isn't aware of this due to the fact that when Stan asks if she has a cold or if something was wrong with her voice she seems genuinely hurt and asks "Why would you say that?"
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood'' when Fox and Vixen's offspring are young pups they sound more like teenagers even though they're supposed to be the animal equivalent of 7 or 8 year old children at that point.
* Brian Epstein, manager of Music/TheBeatles, took umbrage of having Paul Frees and Lance Percival as the voices of the group in [[WesternAnimation/TheBeatles their Saturday morning cartoon show,]] (Frees as John and George, Percival as Paul and Ringo), which ABC insisted to make them understandable to American audiences. Epstein ordered the cartoons to never air in England, even though the group's corporate entity, Apple, now owns them.
* On Terrytoons' TV series ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyHeroes'', Diaperman--a baby--has a deep, rough, husky voice.
* Lightning on ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama.'' He's a built, black JerkJock with an incredibly high-pitched voice.
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes director "Friz" Freleng liked this gag - in "Yankee Doodle Daffy" his protege, a slack-jawed little juvenile duck, sings in a booming baritone. In "Back Alley Op-Roar", Sylvester hands over singing duties to a big, bulky, dim-looking cat...who breaks into a dainty, lilting soprano.
* Isabella of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' is an adorable [[ScoutOut Fireside Girl]] with exactly the voice you'd expect, until called on to announce a monster truck rally or hockey game. At that point she switches to a [[ContraltoOfDanger deeper voice]] [[CuteButCacophonic with enough volume to knock a grown man out of his seat]].
* The ''WesternAnimation/DogCity'' episode "Radio Daze" took this tack when Ace met the cast of the WFIDO [[SoapWithinAShow soap opera]] ''It's A Dog's Life''. TheVamp was overweight, TheHero was a broken-down drunk, etc.
* In the two-part GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates'' "Ages Of Pan" in which Peter is tired of being a child and causes himself to age several decades at a time, when he's an adult in his thirties he still has the voice of a then 16 year old ''Creator/JasonMarsden''. As an old man Marsden uses a slower, weaker, sounding voice.
* ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'': The Silent Knight avoids talking because he fears people might mock him for his voice.
* ''WesternAnimation/HowMurraySavedChristmas'': The Easter Bunny looks all cute and cuddly then he opens his mouth and has a surprisingly deep voice. Likewise the narrator of the story, [[spoiler: Baby New Year.]]
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[[folder: Real Life]]
* In general, heavy smoking can cause Vocal Dissonance. Many 20-something year old men and women who are ridiculously heavy smokers have unusually deep and/or raspy voices, even if they still look reasonably young.
* This can also happen with people after having children. If they do a lot of yelling/screaming while raising them (particularly during their infancy), they may gradually develop nodules in their vocal cords. Making their voices considerably deeper and huskier than before.
* OlderThanRadio. In chapter VII of his autobiographical ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confessions_of_Jean-Jacques_Rousseau Confessions]]'', philosopher [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Jacques_Rousseau Jean-Jacques Rousseau]], who was also a musician, tells how he once fell victim to this trope during his stay in Venice in 1743-1744. His full quote can be seen in the "Quotes" section.
** Rousseau's conclusion shows that he just learned another trope, that is TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside.
* Many classic Hollywood film directors were foreign-born, but the all-American iconography of their movies makes it quite jarring to hear them speak (Creator/BillyWilder, for example).
* This trope came up in spades during the late 1920s transition from [[Main/SilentMovie silent films]] to talkies, with many famous silent actors not possessing a voice that fit their prior screen image. Famous examples of silent actors in this category include (but aren't limited to) Norma Talmadge, John Gilbert, Clara Bow, and Karl Dane.
* Creator/CharlieChaplin was British and had an upper class British accent, which caused vocal dissonance for North American fans who were used to his silent work and never pictured The Little Tramp as having a foreign accent. There were even fans who questioned why there was a British narrator for his 1959 compilation film The Chaplin Revue, when the narrator was Chaplin himself.
* Baby-faced, bespectacled writer-director Creator/JohnHughes, known foremost for wacky, light-hearted films, had a surprisingly deep, spooky-sounding voice.
* Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi Governor of Bohemia-Moravia, likely schizophrenic and all-around nutter had a high-pitched, squeaky voice. This was the man who headed the Wannsee Conference.
** Ernst Kaltenbrunner, the man who succeeded Heydrich in many of his posts, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:KaltenbrunnerNuremberg.ogg also spoke with a high-pitched voice]] which clashed with his 6' 7'' tall frame and scarred appearance.
* No one looking at Mike Tyson expects ''that'' guy to have a MickeyMouse voice. But he does.
** Some say he has the voice of [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Tweety]].
* Former WWE/TNA wrestler and current MMA fighter Wrestling/BobbyLashley sounds like Tyson without the lisp, or at least, not as noticeable..
* Another wrestling example (albeit not as dramatic) was the strange incongruence of the voices of Wrestling/ChrisBenoit and Wrestling/{{Edge}} (who were tag-team champions together on two occasions) to their respective physical appearances. Benoit was [[StoutStrength a short but very muscular man]] who often sported a [[BadassBeard "hobo beard"]], but his voice was relatively high-pitched. Edge was tall, rather lanky, and had perfectly styled long blond hair, but his voice was often a low growl and noticeably more masculine than Benoit's. (And just to add to the irony, both men were Canadian.)
* Yet another wrestling example: Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, who was slightly small for a wrestler and adopted a somewhat effeminate ring persona for his "Sexy Boy" character, had a voice like an Old West mountain man (the result of his childhood in Arizona and Texas). (In the later years of his career, he grew a beard and began dressing and acting more like how he actually sounded.)
* Another one, former WWE wrestler [[Wrestling/LowKi Kaval]] (a.k.a. Low-Ki & Senshi) is short and rather lightweight by WWE standards, so you would think he would carry a voice in the same range as Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr (a higher voice you'd expect from a FragileSpeedster). He actually has one of the deepest voices you can imagine, which is rather disorienting.
* [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon Stephanie [=McMahon=]]] is a rather interesting case. Starting around mid-2002, her voice on Raw/Smackdown immediately changed from a high pitched screamy voice to a much deeper and more womanly voice. This was actually her natural voice from the beginning (ie. her screamy/high-pitched voice from 1999-2002 was basically manufactured for her stage persona), but it's definitely an interesting contrast.
** This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFIQpAeFTkA interview from 2000]] and this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UJcevBAyyo interview from 2012]] show that, other than talking in a considerably lower tone now, her voice has changed a lot less over the last twelve years than one would think based on her Raw/Smackdown VocalEvolution (it's more her ''way of speaking'' that's changed over the years).
* Another Diva example: [[Characters/WWECommentators Lilian Garcia]]. A cute, skinny blonde girl...with a surprisingly deep, resonant voice that sounds not unlike that of an announcer at a monster-truck rally.
* One more for the road, former WWE Diva Wrestling/{{Chyna}} was an Amazon any way you look at it. 5'10", very muscular and carried enough of a presence to hold her own against male wresters, her rather high, soft, nasal voice is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_bSWpuYzfg fairly surprising]] (she also had a slight lisp, making her voice about as surprising at Mike Tyson's.)
* Wrestling/AJLee: 5'2" and looks like a Latina MirandaCosgrove, but has a really low throaty voice, possibly the lowest of all the Divas.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'s'' Creator/ChrisColfer, who stars as Kurt, has a... very high, soft voice for a guy.
** Amusingly enough his vocal range is so wide that he can go all the way to the other end and talk in an extremely deep voice. It too qualifies for this trope because of how out-of-place it looks compared to his boyish appearance.
* Radio [=DJs=] everywhere. Almost a trope in itself.
* Comedienne Felicia Michaels - though you wouldn't expect anyone to have that kind of helium-fueled voice.
* According to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwnnSSs0kFA the VH1 pop-up video]], a number of critics thought RickAstley was a front for a black singer. In fact, this happened when he sent his first tapes to music executives — he had to sing on-stage to convince them that yes, the deep baritone voice belonged to ''him''.
* SethMacFarlane definitely doesn't ''look'' like he should have such a deep voice. Further complicated because he [[ManOfAThousandVoices provides the voices of]] [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Brian, Peter, Stewie, Quagmire,]] [[WesternAnimation/AmericanDad Stan Smith, Terry the news anchor, Roger the alien]], and [[TheClevelandShow Tim the Bear]].
* ChristopherWalken. He's an [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant Anglo Protestant]] with a pasty face...who [[PlaysGreatEthnics frequently gets cast in Italian-American and other "ethnic" roles]] because speaks in [[BrooklynRage a "tough-guy" New York accent]].
* Creator/LivTyler, contrary to her {{statuesque|Stunner}} appearance, has a very, almost girlish soft yet deep voice.
* Kate Hudson, on the flipside, who has a more conventional GirlNextDoor look going for her, has a surprisingly deep voice.
* SarahPalin. She's a young-ish (for a politician) and reasonably attractive woman, and she's from Alaska, where people aren't imagined to have stereotypically Midwestern-sounding voices. But she often sounds just like that dowdy secretary in ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''.
** Or, as someone else noticed, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z3i6YHyB6k the mom]] from ''Bobby's World.''
* Ever hear a smooth collie bark? They've got a surprisingly high-pitched bark for such a large dog. Seriously, you'd sooner expect that bark to come out of a toy poodle. In comparison, other collie breeds, such as the rough colllie (Franchise/{{Lassie}}'s breed) has a bark that matches its size.
** Likewise you wouldn't expect a basset hound to have such a deep bark considering it's a fairly small dog, you'd expect that bark to come from a larger hound.
** Dachshunds, while being pretty small for a dog, still have the chest, and therefore ribcage and lungs, of a much larger breed. It's common among owners to see someone on the other side of the door sounding a little uneasy at the [[MisterMuffykins incessant barking]] of what seems to be a bloodthirsty hound, and then being surprised when the door opens and it's just a snarling ankle-biter on the other side.
** Foxes are cute and adorable... and sound like a woman being skinned alive.
* Most birds of prey have high-pitched screeches that don't really sound as intimidating or majestic as the birds look.
** Likewise true of some mammals, such as the cheetah (which chirps like a bird rather than roaring). They can also meow like a house cat.
** One forced example is the bald eagle. That majestic screech you hear every time one is shown anywhere? That's actually the screech of a red-tailed hawk. They never make any sort of noise even close to that. Instead, they chirp. Unfortunately, [[RealityIsUnrealistic that just doesn't make for good film]].
* An episode of [[TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah Winfrey Show]] (or was it Sally Jesse Raphael?) featured a number of people with cases of VocalDissonance. These included:
** A female drill sergeant with a squeaky punk voice, but her squad thought nothing of it
** A man with the looks to kill who sounded like MickeyMouse
** Two adult women with rock bottom pitched voices. One was very suave and confident and somehow able to make her rather masculine voice sound so sexy, the other being extremely {{Woobie}}ish about her voice she spent most of the time hidden behind a shroud.
* Mary Isabel Catherine Bernardette O'Brien aka [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dusty_Springfield Dusty Springfield]] was known as the "White Queen of Soul" because her soulful voice contrasted so much with her blonde hair and blue eyes.
** Ditto for British singer JossStone.
** Dusty's colleague sunny-faced, redhaired Scottish pixie Lulu also qualifies. Proof: her tear-'em-up version of "Shout."
* Many voice actors have dealt with this, to the point where it has seriously affected their chances of getting screen acting gigs. Case in point: Creator/CrispinFreeman, whose boyish looks have always stood in stark contrast to his baritone voice. And TaraPlatt talked about being able to play the types of roles in voiceover that her looks keep her from playing onscreen [[http://magazine.rutgers.edu/departments/winter-2011/alumni-notes/voices-can-be-deceiving in this alumni article from her alma mater, Rutgers]].
* You'd expect TheodoreRoosevelt, being the early 20th century [[MemeticBadass Chuck Norris]] that he was, to have a deep resonating voice, right? '''[[http://youtu.be/Ixi3fwGvLsw Wrong.]]''' The dissonance is even more surprising, considering that most actors portraying him DO use a deep resonating voice.[[note]]Roosevelt had asthma as a child (among other health problems), meaning that he ''couldn't'' speak with the type of booming voice many people today imagine he had.[[/note]]
** [[FridgeBrilliance This IS the guy who said "Speak softly and carry a big stick."]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEPf8ednP68 Other professional impersonators, such as Joe Wiegand, have begun portraying him properly.]]
*** But even that extremely good impersonation does not account for the fact that the real TR spoke with an accent that can best be described as "posh", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYn5FJnvrZk on full display here.]]
*** He was also noted for being a prolific intellectual, and a writer of '''multiple''' books, so that "posh" accent is arguably quite fitting.
* For that matter, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln is said to have had a very high voice. Nasal, even.
** He is believed to have suffered from a medical condition that led to his abnormal skeletal structure and enormous height (6'4", which was positively gigantic for the mid 19th century). It presumably also had an effect on his vocal cords and lungs.
* Creator/GKChesterton frequently made fun of himself for this, referring to his voice as "the mouse coming forth from the mountain".
* OrsonWelles, with a figure that big and the looks of a man with big deep booming vocals, had a really nasal voice that was sorta funny, yet fitting somehow. MauriceLaMarche can do a really amazing impersonation of Welles, so if you hear it, he really talked like that. In years after, Orson's voice became a little more whispered.
* [[TheHouseOfWindsor King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom]], who was actually a royal piece of PrettyBoy as a young man... but, as heard in audio recordings, had a ridiculously high and nasal voice.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTysXITBCmk The Golden Voiced Hobo]]
* Peacocks. Such a gorgeous jewel of a bird should sound like a angel. Right? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnkgajLFRJ0 Wrong.]]
* Zebras. They look so much like a horse that you'd expect them to sound a bit like one. [[http://lnfs1.ortn.edu/MySchool/_4th%20Grade/Animal%20pictures/Animal%20Sounds/Animal%20Sounds/zebra5.wav Instead, they sound like birds]].
* Alpaca are fairly large animals but the sound they make sounds like a squeaky toy.
* MarlonBrando, the epitome of MrFanservice, had such a thickly-accented and grating voice that it's jarring for those who have only seen him in pictures.
* [[http://www.heart.co.uk/thamesvalley/on-air/lucy-ellis/ Lucy Ellis]], presenter for Global Radio. Although her voice is quite sultry, she is blonde, but in RealLife ''completely'' [[AvertedTrope averts]] the DumbBlonde stereotype.
* UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball legend Hershel Walker, who's ScaryBlackMan physical appearance is belied by his high-pitched[[note]]Though not near Mike Tyson levels[[/note]] voice and DeepSouth accent.
* General George ''Film/{{Patton}}'' was played to perfection by George C Scott, and most people associate Scott's rough, raspy barritone with the general. So imagine the surprise in finding a newsreel of Patton giving a speech and hearing a high, almost squeaky tenor with an almost British-sounding accent...
** Patton was aware of this issue - it's why the general tended to swear as much as (or a little more than) was socially permissible and use the roughest language he could come up with. He didn't want his men fixating on his high voice. So basically, he was like a little kid playing Call Of Duty.
* In an ''extremely'' obscure example, in the late 90s there was, briefly, a trailer shown on British television for an episode of what was then a relatively new genre, the real-life police procedural show. In the trailer, a policeman was seen cuffing an extremely large ScaryBlackMan, and informing him he was being arrested on suspicion of murder. This drew a one-word response - "Murder?" delivered in an incredibly incongruously high pitched Scouse accent. It was sufficiently notable that one of the gags on the gag reel of the DVD of ''Spaced'' was Jessica Hynes just sitting at a bar table, staring into space and saying "Murder?" in a similarly high pitched Liverpool voice, with no other explanation.
* If you hear Tom Petty's singing voice (which is sort of nasally and sometimes a bit whiny), on top of his skinny build, it can come as a surprise that that he actually has a deep speaking voice.
* DonRickles. He's a wrinkly, toad-like guy in his eighties and looks like it, but he's possessed the voice of a guy in his 20s all his adult life. Would you believe he was ''84'' when he voiced Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story 3?
* Some people expect Scott Stapp of {{Creed}} to talk like he sings. In other words, you'd think he sounded like an angry constipated guy. He's got a shockingly calm voice, and seems like a nicer guy than he's made out to be.
* Look at AntonYelchin's page image. It's insane to hear him speak in his surprisngly deep, raspy voice.
* ZacharyQuinto has a pretty ominous appearance and a set of very angry eyebrows. But his voice is very soft and quite calming.
* Creator/BradJones has been described as having the voice of a young JackNicholson, but is actually a pretty short guy. This is especially obvious whenever he does crossovers with his fellow [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Channel Awesome]] contributors, most of whom are taller than him (sometimes by a lot).
* Creator/WillemDafoe does not look like he should have such a deep voice.
* Ironically, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QR7-X6KE4w Harvey Fierstein]] ''does'' look like a man who'd have a deep voice - but because he's openly CampGay, his voice can still take people by surprise. Add to that the fact that his voice is ''unnaturally'' deep, since he has a throaty growl that belongs to either a long-time smoker of someone who's gargled broken glass.
* Looking at Creator/TomBaker, you wouldn't expect such a deep voice; his strange-looking face notwithstanding you would think that Fourth Doctor would sound zanier given his outfit. He also has a rather odd accent that is mostly AhPea but with incongruous [[OopNorth Scouse]] elements ("'Ere's to Gallif''rrrrrreeee''."). Somehow the overall effect is surprisingly pleasant.
* When a boy's voice first changes he might rub off as this, since he still looks young. It may be part of the reason behind a similar trend in English-language anime.
* Kevin Grevioux (Raze from ''Film/{{Underworld}}'') looks like he would have a deep voice. But ''nobody'' looks like they would have a voice as deep as he's actually got. It's so deep that many viewers assumed it had been altered in some way for the film. It hadn't.
* The Thin Man in the silent film ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' -- a tall, thin, disturbing henchman for the leader of the city -- was played by actor Fritz Rasp. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thDPDUWT-OQ Here]] is a video featuring Fritz Rasp speaking (skip to 32 seconds in). Let's just say his voice does not match his name.
* Justin Long looks very boyish and quite a few years younger than he really is. Which makes his deep baritone voice sound perplexing.
* Jennie Garth was the sexy Kelly Taylor on BeverlyHills90210 and you'd expect a smooth sultry voice to go with her looks, but instead what comes out is a high-pitched, somewhat mousy voice like you'd expect on someone who plays HollywoodHomely nerds.
* Anyone who watches ''Series/TheSopranos'' for the first time would be surprised to hear the hulking 6"2" James Gandolfini's high nasally voice.
* Thurop van Orman, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack''. Looking at him and his BeardOfAwesome, you'd expect him to sound like a tough biker dude. Instead, he sounds like... Flapjack. He got the gig playing Flapjack's voice when Paul Reubens failed to show up for the recording sessions.
* ShaniaTwain's speaking voice sounds little like her singing voice; it is more high pitched with a thick, almost stereotypical [[CanadaEh Canadian]] accent.
* People who have never heard Creator/MishaCollins speak outside his role on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' as Castiel (who has a deep, gravelly voice also somewhat at odds with his unimposing appearance) are often shocked by how different he sounds; Misha's normal voice is much higher-pitched. Creator/JensenAckles has said that the first time he heard Misha speak as Castiel during filming, his reaction was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmDJ7DqJWTk "What is he DOING? Did he audition??"]]
* Creator/JonHamm's natural speaking voice is rather raspy and froggy-sounding, as opposed to the smooth and resonant speaking voice of his character Don Draper in ''Series/MadMen''.
** Likewise his co-star Christina Hendricks' natural voice is higher and much sweeter sounding than the one she uses when she plays sultry Joan Holloway.
* Katie Leung, Cho Chang from the ''Film/HarryPotter'' series surprised American audiences with her natural Scottish accent.
* Marissa Mayer, the blonde, babyfaced CEO and President of Yahoo! has a surprisingly [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goSEMau5Fo4 husky voice]].
* As mentioned above, Creator/DanteBasco is in his late 30s but has a voice that sounds more like a kid in his late teens.
* Creator/RobertAltman spoke with a nasal Missouri twang that was completely at odds with his burly build and [[BeardOfDirectors bearded]] visage.
* Mixed-martial-arts legend and former {{UFC}} two-division champion Randy "The Natural" Couture's voice is surprisingly high and soft, much different than what one might expect from a combat sports legend who often competed at heavyweight. In fact, when he played the villain Sargon in the straight-to-DVD sequel to ''TheScorpionKing'', his voice was digitally lowered to better suit his character.
* MMA fighter Anderson Silva. Vicious punches, high skilled muai thai, high-pitched voice.
* Professional wrestler Wrestling/BrockLesnar's voice is bit high compared his large and imposing figure and his screams sound more like screeches then roars.
* Even though Creator/ScottMenville looks like a BadassBiker, his voice sounds more like a teenage boy's.
* You'd think [[Film/{{Precious}} Gabourey]] [[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven Sidibe]], with her {{Acrofatic}} look and TypeCasting as the tough girl SassyBlackWoman, would sound tough/street, right? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvbqWKkqxnU#t=30 Wrong!]]
* [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] for actor and bodybuilder [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk Lou Ferrigno]]. A massive hearing loss leads to a muscle-bound man having a mild case of ElmuhFuddSyndwome.
* [[http://www.itickets.com/parts/aimagesL/26834.jpg This]] is Lauren Daigle. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt5X91ciE6Y This]] is Lauren Daigle's singing voice.
* If you're familiar with Creator/JackieEarleHaley from his roles as [[Film/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]] and [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet2010 Freddy Krueger]], in which his voice is deep, gravelly, and well, pretty scary, you'd be surprised to know that his natural voice is literally nothing like that. His real voice is a ''lot'' higher and more friendly, so watching his interviews can be a little off-putting.
* Creator/JamesMcAvoy looks like he weighs about 80 pounds, but has a very deep, manly voice, which is why it makes perfect sense for him to play a younger Creator/PatrickStewart in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', and why a lot of people think he should play Captain Jean-Luc Picard if he ever appears in a future ''Franchise/StarTrek'' movie.
* Creator/RalphIneson looks like a pleasant, somewhat droopy-eyed British fellow with a lean build... But has a ''preposterously'' deep and gravelly voice. It can be pretty jarring to hear him speak for the first time.
* Despite a fairly masculine appearance and fantastically grown facial hair, Paul Sykes aka LetsPlay/{{Sjin}} has a surprisingly nasal voice.
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