Ghostbusters actor Ernie Hudson, who played Winston Zeddemore, auditioned as the voice for the same character in the animated series but was rejected because they didn't think he sounded enough like Winston from the movie. cbr.com/tv-legends-reveal…
A Russian oligarch rigged the voting of the Voice in favor of his daughter and got caught. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
While filming 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' (2017), Michael Keaton would whisper 'I'm Batman' to Tom Holland during fight scenes. "We have a fight in the movie and I punch him. He turns around and says [in a deep voice], β€˜I’m Batman.’ He kept doing Batman quotes on set” Holland said. batman-news.com/2017/01/1…
Towards the end of filming the first Harry Potter film, Daniel Radcliffe's voice broke. For the final filmed scenes, a "soundalike" child actor, Joe Sowerbutts, was recruited to overdub his lines in post-production. theguardian.com/film/2001…
Maude Flanders (from the Simpsons) was killed in the Season 11 episode titled, "Alone again, Natura-Diddily". The reason she was killed off was due to a dispute between Fox and Maggie Roswell (the voice of Maude Flanders) about a pay rise. Fox refused, and Maggie quit, so Maude was killed off. screenrant.com/simpsons-m…
JFK-impersonator Vaughn Meader's 1962 comedy album "The First Family" became the best-selling album ever up to that time. Hours after JFK's assassination, Lenny Bruce walked on stage and stood in silence for a few moments, then stated in a sad voice "Boy, is Vaughn Meader fucked." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vau…
The Kauai' o'o's song was recorded before it went extinct in 1987. It captures the voice of the last known bird, a male, singing a duet and pausing for the female to respond. These birds mated for life. youtu.be/5THqAY3u5oY
Eddie Murphy never left his home when he did the voice of Mushu in Mulan. He accepted the role on the condition he could record all his lines at his home recording studio. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…
Although most schizophrenics hear voices, the reverse is not true; most people who hear voices are not schizophrenic (or necessarily mentally ill). Around 10% of people have had auditory hallucinations of some kind and there are many potential causes of auditory hallucinations. theconversation.com/heari…
When Japanese actor Mako Iwamatsu, voice actor of Aku from Samurai Jack, and Iroh from Avatar, died in 2006, many of his voice roles were taken on by soundalike voice actor Greg Baldwin, who's voice was almost indistinguishable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mak…
Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts) from Beauty and the Beast (1991) sang β€œTale as old as time” in a single take after being initially against it because she thought her β€œaging singing voice” wasn’t suited for the song. insider.com/angela-lansbu…
The TV show 'The Voice' heavily promotes the fact that the winner gets a free record deal. However, many of them get dropped shortly after signing. The winner of season 7 even admits none of the label executives knew who he was when he first entered the office shortly after winning. talentrecap.com/arent-voi…
Circa 2018, family guy cost $2,000,000 to produce per episode, and at some point each voice actor was being paid $300,000 an episode sites.psu.edu/ayfunthings…
Hitler was actually calm and had a rather deep voice when speaking privately. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hit…
Today I learned of patient AB - "the first and only instance in which hallucinatory voices sought to reassure the patient, offered her a specific diagnosis, directed her to the hospital, expressed pleasure that she was well again, bid her farewell, and thereafter disappeared." researchgate.net/publicat…
Danny DeVito did the voice of the Lorax in English, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian. youtube.com/watch?v=qxih6…
The Beatles, John, Paul, Ringo and George do not voice themselves in the Yellow Submarine movie as they were too busy. grunge.com/232265/why-the…
Willard's voice-overs for Apocalypse Now weren't performed by Martin Sheen, but by his brother Joe Estevez. youtube.com/watch?v=lR80z…
The voice of Boomhauer in King of the Hill was inspired by a voicemail left by a β€˜deranged hillbilly’ to Mike Judge, ranting about β€˜Porky’s Butthole’. He thought this was the name of Judge’s TV show Beavis and Butthead. youtu.be/rd_rty0ovgQ
Today I learned about Ghost Stories, an anime that did so poorly in Japan they gave the American dub free reign to do whatever they wanted and the voice over team went nuts. bloody-disgusting.com/tv/…
Today I learned about a Horror themed Japanese Anime series called Ghost Stories that was not well received in Japan and when it was dubbed over in English the voice acting cast were given free rein to say whatever they wanted. This led to the entire series becoming a Dark Comedy rather than Horror. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gho…
It’s impossible to speak coherently if you hear your voice as feedback on a phone call, Zoom, etc. Delayed Auditory Feedback disrupts normal speech causing repetition of syllables, mispronunciations, and omissions. These effects are often referred to as β€œartificial stuttering”. wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaye…
US President Calvin Coolidge had a high almost helium like public speaking voice. youtube.com/watch?v=oWkKY…
When deaf people with schizophrenia 'hear voices', they hallucinate hands communicating using sign language ucl.ac.uk/news/2007/jul/e…
Makoto Iwamatsu (Mako), voice actor for Iroh in Avatar the Last Airbender, was born in Kobe Japan, lived through the bombings of WWII, then later moved to the United States and joined the US Military at the age of 17. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mak…
Today I learned about Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft, a voice actor and singer. He is best known for the voice of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Tony the Tiger, as well as the vocalist for the song β€œYou're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” legacy.com/news/thurl-rav…
Your voice can change during different phases of the menstrual cycle due to the link between hormone levels and vocal cord functions. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The guy who played Marvin in 'Pulp Fiction' (Phil LaMarr) is the voice actor for Hermes Conrad in 'Futurama', Ollie Williams in 'Family Guy', Green Lantern in 'Justice League' and over 250 other characters. greatbigstory.com/stories…
Voice actors in animation do several unusual things to better their performance in character roles, including putting ground coffee under their tongue, speaking behind a pencil and lots of gesticulating. insider.com/how-celebriti…
David Hayter, the voice actor of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear series, is also the screenwriter for X-Men, X2 and Watchmen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Michael Jackson composed songs despite not playing any instruments. He would build each element of a track with his voice, so pitch perfect that studio musicians could match chords to his singing. nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/t…
Frank Zappa was once pushed off stage by a jealous fan almost killing him and resulting in permanently lowering his voice ultimateclassicrock.com/4…
As well as being the voice of Clayton in Disney's Tarzan (1999), Brian Blessed also provided the iconic Tarzan "Yell" for the film. wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o…
The directors of Airplane! auditioned numerous voice actors for the opening red zone/white zone scene, disliking all of them. They ended up tracking down the married couple who originally recorded the announcements that were used at LAX in 1980. Their voices are in the finished film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
Today I learned about Pan Am Flight 708, a cargo flight that crashed near Berlin in what was then East Germany. The plane flew into the ground killing everyone aboard. The reason is unknown to this day, as Soviet officials never returned the flight data and cockpit voice recorders and navigation equipment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Bats are one of the few animals that use a different tone of voice depending on which individual they're talking to. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
John Rhys-Davies (also Gimli in Lord of the Rings) is the original voice actor for Man Ray in early seasons of Spongebob Squarepants en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Today I learned about "Bat-boy: The Musical", an off-broadway production based off of the infamous 1992 Weekly World News article. Keythe Farley, who co-authored the musical, is well known as the voice of Thane Krios in the Mass Effect series. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Contemporaries of President Abraham Lincoln compared his high-pitched voice to a falsetto. blogs.loc.gov/loc/2018/01…
Eric Stuart (Brock and James from the original PokΓ©mon anime and Kaiba from the Yu-Gi-Oh anime) is a musician as well as a voice actor, and he has toured with Peter Frampton, Ringo Starr, Hall & Oates, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Chicago. Peter Frampton produced his album "Blue, Dressed in Black". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
The voice actor for Scruff McGruff the crime dog was sentenced to 16 years in prison after police found over 1,000 marijuana plants, guns, a grenade launcher and ammo in his home. cbsnews.com/news/mcgruff-…
Our brains are so advanced with listening to other people speaking that it’s easy to tell what their facial expression is (like smiling, frowning) based on their voice alone greatergood.berkeley.edu/…
Japan Airlines Flight 1628 over Alaska had a 42 minute long UFO encounter Supported by Radar Data and Air Traffic Control and Voice Cockpit recordings leaked in 2001 by FAA Division Chief of the Accidents and Investigations division John Callahan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jap…
Saturation Divers have to breathe a helium oxygen mix since a Nitrogen oxygen mix can lead to Nitrous Oxide poisoning. Due to this divers have high pitched helium voices for their entire submersion period which leads to more difficulty in communicating. youtu.be/Bmy8hqYvEyw
Today I learned of Roger Carel, a actor and voice actor from France, who dubbed many iconic American characters from America into french for their audiences, including C-3PO, Winnie The Pooh, Mickey Mouse, Yogi Bear, ALF, Kermit The Frog and more. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rog…
Jason Weaver, who supplied young Simba’s singing voice in the Lion King (1994), turned down a $2 million upfront payment and instead negotiated with Disney for $100k + royalties (thanks to his mom). Royalties have netted him well over $2 million since. youtu.be/cadGzQvnBHg
Today I learned of Alice Blunden, a woman who was so knocked out after having ingesting a large amount of poppy tea that a doctor pronounced her dead. She was quickly buried, but exhumed when people could hear her voice from the grave. She was so close to death, she was once again accidentally buried alive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
Mel Blanc, the voice of Barney Rubble, suffered a car crash during production of Season 1 and so the actors would crowd around his hospital bed to record lines while the producers used a built in speaker to direct. Around forty episodes were recorded in such a manner. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Today I learned of Bobby Driscoll, famous Disney child actor in the 1940s and 50s (including the voice of Peter Pan), who died penniless and alone at age 31 in an abandoned NYC building. When his body went unclaimed, he was buried in an unmarked grave. wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_…
Susan Bennet, who was the original voice of Siri, didn’t find out her voice had been chosen until a coworker emailed her and asked if it was her voice edition.cnn.com/2013/10/0…
Looney Tunes voice actor Mel Blanc used to talk to random people on a CB radio (truckers radio). He would often use the nickname β€œBugs” or β€œDaffy” and would talk in said voices accordingly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cit…
Tom Kenny, the voice actor for SpongeBob, has been married to the voice actor for Plankton's computer wife Karen, Jill Talley, since 1995. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Fab Morvan of Milli Vanilli collaborated with the studio singer whose voice was on the albums youtu.be/4jJ7_nH0Ecs?t=32
Phil Hartman, the voice of Troy McClure and the sleazy neighbour from Jingle All The Way, was murdered by his own wife latimes.com/local/obituar…
One of the singers of Africa by the band Toto was also the singing voice of adult Simba in The Lion King. And he is the son of composer John Williams en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
John Lennon hated his own voice and loved to double-track his records. He would often ask the producer, George Martin: "Can't you smother it with tomato ketchup or something?" cheatsheet.com/entertainm…
Tom Hanks has a brother named Jim who has substituted for voice roles like "Woody" in various things like video games. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
In the amazing world of gumball, the voice actor who plays Gumball's Mom, Nicole, also voices his girlfriend, penny, and also DARWIN'S girlfriend, Carrie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
Today I learned of the Burnside Fountain, "Boy With Turtle," infamous in a nearby town for its design. Sculptor Charles Y. Harvey killed himself a week after beginning the piece, claiming to have heard voices coming from inside the sculpture which instructed him to commit suicide on a specific date. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
Not only was Sterling Holloway Jr. the voice actor of the snake Kaa in the 1967 β€œThe Jungle Book” and the Cheshire Cat in the 1951 β€œAlice in Wonderland”, but most famously he was the original voice of Pooh from β€œWinnie the Pooh”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Michael Winslow, the actor and comedian, billed as The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects for his ability to make realistic sounds using only his voice, is only one of three actors to be in all seven Police Academy films en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
Actor/singer Sheb Wooley, who sang β€œThe Purple People Eater” is also the voice of the famous Wilhelm scream sound effect used in movies like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Toy Story, and more. youtu.be/Zf8aBFTVNEU
Famous dutch hardstyle producer Willem Rebergen, better known by his alias Headhunterz, also works as a voice actor. One of his best known speaking roles was the dinosaur Littlefoot in the dutch dubbing of "A Land Before Time". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
There was going to be a prequel to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs called "The Seven Dwarves", in which it would be revealed that Dopey lost his voice due to trauma upon witnessing her mother's death. It was cancelled after John Lasseter was put in charge of Walt Disney Animation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
To "troll the ancient yule tide carol" means to β€œto sing in a full, rolling voice; to chant merrily or jovially.” mentalfloss.com/article/5…
During the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz mission, to help USA/USSR relations, astronauts and cosmonauts played smuggled audio recordings of glasses clinking, laughter, and many female voices. Houston radioed to ask what’s going on. "Oh nothing,” they said. β€œWe finished work, just having a party up here." supercluster.com/editoria…
In 1999, Maude Flanders was killed-off on The Simpsons because of a pay raise dispute with the voice actress, Maggie Roswell. She was flying back-and-forth from Denver to Los Angeles and wanted a raise to cover the costs. Fox offered her a $150 per episode raise, so she quit. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
In the Japanese Anime Detective Conan, the voice actor for Detective Wataru Takagi is a voice actor named Wataru Takagi. detectiveconanworld.com/w…
In addition to performing β€œEndless Possibilities”, the theme for Sonic Unleashed, Bowling for Soup vocalist Jaret Reddick has also been the current voice for Chuck E. Cheese since 2012 wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaret_…
The voice of Shaggy in "What's New Scoobie Doo" (2002-2006) was a reprise from the original voice actor from the 1969-97 run. He finally retired from the role in 2009 at the age of 77. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
In 2004, two DJs prank called Fidel Castro by pretending to be Hugo Chavez. 6 months earlier, they had prank called Chavez. They used edited voice clips from the call to convince Castro that they were Chavez. The DJs revealed the prank and called Mr Castro a killer. He swore at them. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world…
Milli Vanilli’s fame collapsed after three #1 hit singles & winning the 1990 Best New Artist Grammy (later revoked), when they confessed lip syncing at concerts & entirely dubbing their voices on their debut album. They said of the scandal: β€œWe sold our souls to the devil” mentalfloss.com/article/6…
I learned of Rodney Alcala, a serial killer who appeared on the TV show "The Dating Game", after he had already killed numerous people. He was said to have an IQ of 160, and interrogated himself on the witness stand during his trial, in Smeagol/Gollum fashion, switching voices and demeanor. youtu.be/XQ4d2nORMHQ
Ke-alelo-O-Pilikua is a lava formation near the mouth of Lumaha'i River in Kauai, Hawaii and means β€œtongue of Pilikua." Pilikua comes from the name of a giant who was known for his booming voice. Legend says the people who heard him repeatedly became so irritated with him that they killed him en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ke-…
The Japanese dub of SpongeBob has Plankton voiced by a woman who gives the character a typical chibi voice youtu.be/l9Nwrz_5_vQ
Christine Cavanaugh, the voice of Dexter (of Dexter's Laboratory), Gosalyn (Darkwing Duck), Chuckie (Rugrats) and Babe (the pig) died in her home of "undisclosed causes" and was cremated at the age of 51. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Jaret Reddick, vocalist for Bowling for Soup and songwriter for Phineas and Ferb, has been the current voice actor for Chuck E. Cheese since 2012. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jar…
Schizophrenia's hallucinations are shaped by culture. Americans with schizophrenia tend to have more paranoid and harsher voices/hallucinations. In India and Africa people with schizophrenia tend to have more playful and positive voices news.stanford.edu/2014/07…
Siri, Apple's voice assistant, actually starred in a movie. In The Lego Batman Movie (2017), she is the voice of The Bat-Computer, or 'Puter as Batman calls her. macrumors.com/2017/02/14/…
A 1967 study showed that only 38% of people were able to identify recordings of their own voice within 5 seconds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voi…
Christopher Collins, the voice of Starscream in the original series, also voiced Cobra Commander in the 1983 G.I. Joe cartoon. Making him the voice of two classic bad guys for an entire generation. He later went on to have a successful stand-up comedy career. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Eartha Kitt - known as the original singer of "Santa Baby" and the voice of Izma in The Emperor's New Groove - was blacklisted by the CIA after telling Lady Bird Johnson, "You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
Castrato, also called Evirato, male soprano or contralto voice of great range, flexibility, and power, produced as a result of castration before puberty. The castrato voice was introduced in the 16th century, when women were banned from church choirs and the stage. britannica.com/art/castra…
The voice on the Philips SmartStart AED Defibrillator is Peter Thomas, the guy who narrates Forensic Files youtu.be/z1cyRNgzyrQ
No authentic writings of Pythagoras have survived. Almost nothing is known for certain about his life. The earliest source describes Pythagoras helping a dog that had been beaten. Pythagoras thought he could recognise his friend's voice in the dog's cries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyt…
Andy Milonakis of MTV fame, aged 44, was born with a congenital growth-hormone condition that gives him the outward appearance and voice of an adolescent - which is why he still looks 14 years old today. ellines.com/en/achievemen…
The American voice of Solid Snake also co-wrote the movies X-MEN, X2 and WATCHMEN. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Geoffrey Hughes (Onslow in 'Keeping up Appearances') was the voice of Paul McCartney in 'Yellow Submarine' bbc.co.uk/news/uk-1903292…
Vocal jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald was born with perfect pitch so precise that the band musicians she worked with would tune their instruments to her voice. npr.org/2010/03/29/125170…
The original voice actor for Mermaid Man, Ernest Borgnine, was a recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ern…
Danny Trejo did the voice of Raul, an Irradiated Ghoul, in Fallout: New Vegas. gamespot.com/articles/che…
In 2005 Gosho Aoyama the manga artist for Detective Conan series was married to the voice actor of the protagonist Conan Edogawa, Minami Takayama. She is also the singer pop duo Two Mix & she appeared in files 144-146 of the manga with case title 'The Kidnapping of a Popular Artist Case'. detectiveconanworld.com/w…
Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson} also voices Ralph Wiggum, Nelson Mandela Muntz, Tod Flanders, and Chuckie (Rugrats). youtu.be/dM0qCW8gBe4
Bill Irwin, the voice of the robot TARS from Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR, was also the silent comedian Mr. Noodle from Elmo's World on "Sesame Street". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Since 2019, 5 different actors have portrayed Bruce Wayne/Batman live action, or 12 if you count voice actors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Today I learned of Antonio Paoli, a Puerto Rican tenor considered one of the most outstanding opera singers of all time. During WWI, when all opera houses closed, he lost his voice and became a profession boxer (5-1), retiring after breaking his wrist. He retrained and gained his voice back after the war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Deaf people suffering from schizophrenia still have auditory hallucinations. However, instead of hearing voices, they see hands signing at them mosaicscience.com/story/c…
In the same way helium can make your voice go high-pitched by breathing helium, you can make your voice go deep by breathing Sulfur hexafluoride en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sul…
People who were deaf from birth and suffer from hallucinations will, instead of hearing voices, see things such as disembodied lips or hands moving or signing at them. gizmodo.com/can-deaf-peop…

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