Shows With Best Paid Voice Actors Of All Time:
The voices behind our favourite TV show characters can be recognised a mile off, but do you actually know the names behind the voices? Some of the most popular voice actors play multiple characters in the same shows, earning thousands per episode and having a net worth of multi millions.
The Simpsons –
Julie Kavner is the iconic voice behind Marge Simpson and has one of the most recognisable voices on TV, being paid $30,000 per episode and having a current net worth of $55 million. Co-worker, Yeardley Smith, who plays Lisa Simpson is an even more desirable voice that earns a massive $300,000 per episode, being classed as the 9th wealthiest actor in the world.
Billy West is a well known figure in the industry, being an all time favourite voice actor, singer, musician and songwriter in America who has a net worth of around $15 million. With many roles in Futurama, Billy is the voice behind many characters such as Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg and Zapp Brannigan. Throughout his varied career he has also worked as a voice actor in many commercials, being a voice on the M&M advert as well as voicing Buzz from the Honey Nut Cheerios commercial.
South Park –
Trey Parker, co-creator of South Park, is the well known voice behind characters such as Stan Marsh, Eric Cartman, Randy Marsh and Mr Mackey, being worth a whopping $500 million and officially making him the highest paid voice actor. Parker’s working partner, Matt Stone, is the creator of the show and voice behind Kyle, Kenny, and Butters. Matt is ranked just behind Trey Parker and is reportedly worth $500 million, making him not only one of the richest voice actors, but one of the richest men in Hollywood.
Star Wars –
One of the most iconic names in the world of Star Wars is Mark Hamill, the well known voice behind Luke Skywalker. Having won three Saturn Awards for the role and boosting his net worth to around $18 million, he kept being cast for various roles across the different Star Wars releases. Other well known films Mark Hamill has starred in include Batman: The Animated Series, Spiderman and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Family Guy –
Seth MacFarlane is most well-known for creating Family Guy but also performs a host of vocals in the show. Voicing characters like Peter, Stewie, Brian, and Quagmire, his performance has also landed him jobs in The Cleveland Show and American Dad. Seth is reported to earn around $50,000 per episode of Family Guy and is currently worth between $200 and $250 million.