Voice Doubles: Part 1

Disney Momma  —  May 20, 2014

Disney often casts voice actors more than once.  Some of these voice doubles are easily recognizable; others may surprise you.  Here are some of Disney’s Voice Doubles (or Triples, or Quadruples!).

David Ogden Stiers

David has such a recognizable voice.  I first saw him act in Doc Hollywood, but I’ve heard his voice many times in Disney films.  His characters usually sound similar, but the role of Wiggins always surprised me.

Image Credit: imdb

Image Credit: imdb

David Ogden Stiers - Wiggins David Ogden Stiers - Ratcliffe David Ogden Stiers - Jumba David Ogden Stiers - Cogsworth David Ogden Stiers - B&B narrator David Ogden Stiers - Archdeacon

David Ogden Stiers’ roles include:

  • Wiggins – Pocahontas
  • Governor Ratcliffe – Pocahontas
  • Jumba – Lilo and Stitch
  • Cogsworth – Beauty & the Beast
  • Narrator – Beauty & the Beast
  • Archdeacon – Hunchback of Notre Dame

Isn’t it funny how Wiggins plays Governor Ratcliffe’s assistant?  They’re polar opposites, but they are the same voice.
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John Fiedler

John Fiedler

Image Credit: IMDb

John Fiedler - Piglet John Fiedler - Rudy John Fiedler - Porcupine John Fiedler - Owl

John Fiedler voiced:

  • Piglet – The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Rudy – The Emperor’s New Groove (Image Credit: The Disney Wiki)
  • Porcupine – The Fox and the Hound (Image Credit: The Disney Wiki)
  • Owl – The Rescuers

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 Frank Welker

Image Credit: Draqua

Image Credit: Draqua

This man is the most-often-used voice of Disney.  He’s also well-used by other animation companies.  He was Slimer in The Real Ghostbusters series, for instance (Who didn’t love Slimer?!)  He also voiced Garfield.  So, basically, he was working pretty hard during my childhood, and he continues to.  There are way too many roles to list, especially if I get into Disney TV series and video games, but here are a few of Frank’s great roles.

Frank Welker - Abu Frank Welker - Cave of Wonders Frank Welker - Flit Frank Welker - Footstool Frank Welker - Lucifer Frank Welker - Max

  • Abu – Aladdin
  • The Cave of Wonders – Aladdin
  • Flit – Pocahontas
  • Footstool (Sultan, the dog) – Beauty and the Beast
  • Lucifer – Cinderella III: A Twist in Time (Image Credit: The Disney Wiki)
  • Max – The Little Mermaid
  • SO MANY more!

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J. Pat O’Malley

Image Credit: IMDb

Image Credit: IMDb

J. Pat O’Malley’s English accent is memorable.  His biography on IMDb says, “J. Pat was a kind and gentle man, who made this world a better place for having been here, and he left his legacy on film.”

J. Pat O'Malley - Dee and Dum J. Pat O'Malley - Walrus Carpenter J. Pat O'Malley - Jasper J. Pat O'Malley - Colonel J. Pat O'Malley - huntsman J. Pat O'Malley - drummer  J. Pat O'Malley - Hathi

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Barbara Luddy

Image Credit: LucyWho

Image Credit: LucyWho

Barbara has voiced several prominent female characters, as well as a few minor ones. 

Barbara Luddy - Merryweather Barbara Luddy - Lady Barbara Luddy - Kanga Barbara Luddy - Mother Rabbit Barbara Luddy - Church Mouse Barbara Luddy - Rover

  • Merryweather – Sleeping Beauty
  • Lady – Lady and the Tramp
  • Kanga – The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mother Rabbit – Robin Hood
  • Church Mouse – Robin Hood (Image Credit: fanpop)
  • Rover – 101 Dalmations (Image Credit: cat-lovers-only)

These aren’t the only ones, of course!  Don’t miss Part 2 and Part 3 of this series!

Leave a comment.  Which Voice Doubles surprised you the most?

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3 responses to Voice Doubles: Part 1

  1. This is fascinating! Thank you for sharing! I loved that Frank Welker played mostly animals, at least according to the characters you listed. It makes me wonder what his real voice sounds like. Some of those animals don’t even make very many sounds, like Max for example. How do you voice a dog that mostly makes panting noises? It’s all so interesting!

    • I know! I think he would have a hard job, making so many sound effects and trying to not get them to sound the same. He really brings life to his characters through his noises though. They all have such personality!

    • He’s also done Curious George, Fred & Scooby Doo, Oswald in Epic Mickey, Pegasus from Hercules (at least in the TV show), Philippe from Beauty and the Beast…definitely mostly animals. Lots of dogs!