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Being voiced by two people in the same work.

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Kartoonkid95 on Jan 28th 2017 at 6:37:37 PM
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NightShade96 on Jun 21st 2017 at 3:59:29 PM
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This trope provides examples of two or more actors playing the same character within the same work.

Related to The Other Darrin and Non-Singing Voice, but this applies to characters whose speaking voice is different in the same work, rather than in between movies or episodes. Also related to Cast as a Mask, where a character's disguise or alter ego has a different voice actor. This is the inverse of Talking to Himself.


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     Anime and Manga 
  • In the English dub of Naruto, the two halves of Zetsu are voiced by different actors. (In the original Japanese he only has one for both.)

     Films - Animation 
  • Fun and Fancy Free: For Mickey and the Beanstalk, Walt Disney recorded dialogue for Mickey when it was in production prior to the project being put on hold due to World War II. When the film was put back in production after World War II, sound effects wizard Jimmy MacDonald, who had become Mickey's voice by then, finished the mouse's lines.
  • Jetsons: The Movie
    • After Janet Waldo, the normal voice of Judy Jetson, recorded her dialogue, the Universal execs had pop singer Tiffany, who was originally to just be Judy's singing voice, be her speaking voice as well and rerecord Waldo's lines. Despite that, one of them was kept in, which was most likely an oversight.
    • George O'Hanlon and Mel Blanc, the voices of George Jetson and Mr. Spacely respectively, both died during production, so Jeff Bergman filled in for lines they had yet to record.
  • The Lion King: Jeremy Irons sung as Scar through most of the "Be Prepared" number, but after he threw out his voice during recording, Jim Cummings sang the rest of the song for him.
  • Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie: John Fiedler, the voice of Piglet, died during production, so his current voice, Travis Oates, performed the rest of his dialogue.
  • The Sword in the Stone: Wart/Arthur had three different voices: one prepubescent, one with an obvious crack in his voice, and one at a post-crack stage. The sudden switches between them can be a bit jarring and annoying.

     Western Animation 
  • Jonny Quest: In the original (1964-1965) series, the voice of Dr. Benton Quest was provided by John Stephenson for the first five episodes and Don Messick for the rest of the season.
  • Looney Tunes:
    • In Wideo Wabbit, Bugs' voice switches from Mel Blanc to Daws Butler when doing his imitations of Groucho Marx and Art Carney.
  • In Phineas and Ferb, Candace is usually voiced by Ashley Tisdale, but in "Jerk De Soleil", her parsnip allergy-affected voice was done by Dan Povenmire.
  • Mike, Lu & Og: Lu, normally voiced by Nancy Cartwright, was voiced by Kath Soucie for a couple of lines in "Roller Madness".
    • In What's Opera, Doc?, Elmer's yell of "SMOOOG!" was done by Blanc because his normal voice, Arthur Q. Bryan, couldn't say it powerfully enough.
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show: The episode "A Visit to Anthony" was in pre-production when John Kricfalusi was fired from the show; while he voices Ren for the majority of the episode, a couple of lines were done by Billy West.
  • South Park: Loogie from "The Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000" was voiced by guest Richard Belzer. However, when additional dialogue had to be recorded and Belzer wasn't available, Trey Parker filled in for him.

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Jan 28th 2017 at 7:55:27 PM

During the creation of the first Sailor Moon anime, Usagi's usual voice actress Kotono Mituishi had to leave temporarily (I think it was because of appendicitis?) and so Kae Araki (who would later voice Chibi-Usa) plays Usagi for the last part of the Classic season and the first few episodes of R.

Jan 29th 2017 at 1:27:11 AM

Would recent Bio Ware games count? Since their protagonists are customizable and can be male or female, they generally have two complete dialogue voice-overs by a male and a female voice actor. This is the case in the Mass Effect series (with Jennifer Hale and Mark Meer as Commander Shepard, but interestingly not in Mass Effect Andromeda, whose male and female protagonists are actually different people in-universe), Dragon Age II (with Jo Wyatt and Nicholas Boulton as Hawke), and Dragon Age Inquisition, which takes it up to eleven by having four voice actors for protagonist, two for each gender (Alix Wilton Regan, Sumalee Montano, Harry Hadden-Paton, and Jon Curry).

Jan 29th 2017 at 6:01:30 AM

Whats Opera Doc: Arthur Q. Bryant couldn't get a dramatic enough reading of the last line when Elmer is summoning the elements to kill Bugs, so Mel Blanc delivered the line ("Smog!") with the required volume.

Jan 29th 2017 at 9:33:09 AM

Elaborating on the "Lion King" example, Jim Cummings also sang the whole"Be Prepared" reprise that was eventually deleted.

Jan 29th 2017 at 12:54:51 PM

  • In the Italian dub of Sonic Generations, Shadow is voiced by Maurizio Merluzzo during his boss fight, but Riccardo Lombardo voices him in cutscenes.

Jan 29th 2017 at 7:01:25 PM

Sing: Nana Noodleman is played as a young woman in flashbacks by Jennifer Hudson, and as an old lady in present day by Jennifer Saunders.

Jan 30th 2017 at 2:37:10 AM

Western Animation

  • Jonny Quest. In the original (1964-1965) series, the voice of Dr. Benton Quest was provided by John Stephenson for the first five episodes and Don Messick for the rest of the season.

Apr 24th 2017 at 7:30:19 PM

The 2007 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film Western Animation/TMNT had Splinter primarily voiced by Mako Iwamatsu, but he died before completing his dialogue, hence why his understudy Greg Baldwin did the rest of his lines.

Apr 25th 2017 at 1:17:32 AM

In the English dub of Naruto, the two halves of Zetsu are voiced by different actors. (In the original Japanese he only has one for both.)

Apr 30th 2017 at 2:15:54 AM

  • In Phineas And Ferb, Candace is usually voiced by Ashley Tisdale, but in "Jerk De Soleil", her parsnip allergy-affected voice was done by Dan Povenmire.

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