You think actors could only showcase their talents through facial expressions and bodily gestures. However, the tone and timber of the voice can also do wonders in displaying emotions. That’s why actors also do a lot of work using only their voices.
Think about it. They get to be paid a lot, and they do not even have to dress up for the part nor do they have to wear make-up and cosmetics for the role. This is perhaps the reason why more of them are taking jobs being voice talents for animated films. Some also do work for television advertisements. Here is a list of the top 10 celebrities with commercial voice-overs.
10 Zach Braff – Cottonelle
Zach Braff is an actor and director. He is best known for his lead role in the hit television comedy series called Scrubs. He was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in 2005 at the Emmy Awards. He also directed the film entitled Garden State, which has since become a cult favorite. He also wrote and starred in the movie, as well as compiled the songs for the soundtrack. The album won a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Soundtrack Album. Braff did the voice over for Cottonelle, a toilet paper product from Kimberly-Clark.
9 David Duchovny – Pedigree
David Duchovny is an actor, writer and director. He burst into the limelight playing the role of FBI agent Fox Mulder in the hit series The X-Files. He also starred as Hank Moody in another television series called Californication. His performances in these shows have given him Golden Globe awards. Duchovny has lent his voice to the commercial of Pedigree pet foods.
8 John Goodman – Dunkin’ Donuts
John Goodman is a movie, television and stage actor. He was the recipient of the 1993 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role in the television series called Roseanne. He has also had supporting roles in The Artist, Argo, Flight, and The Hangover Part III. He is also a favorite of the Coen brothers, who have cast him in several of their movies. He has provided his voice in films like Monsters, Inc., Monsters University and Frosty Returns. Goodman also did the voice-over for a Dunkin’ Donuts’ commercial.
7 Will Arnett – GMC
Will Arnett is a Canadian actor known for his comedic skills. He had roles in television shows like Arrested Development, 30 Rock and Up All Night. He was also in movies like Semi-Pro, Blades of Glory, RV, Let’s Go to Prison and The Brothers Solomon. He has done a lot of voice work, from movies like Horton Hears a Who!, Monsters vs. Aliens and Despicable Me; to video games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard; to television commercials like Lamisil and GMC. Yes, that’s Arnett’s voice that says, “It’s not more than you need, just more than you’re used to.”
6 Tim Allen – Pure Michigan
Tim Allen is an actor, comedian and entertainer. He is probably best known for his starring role in the television comedy called Home Improvement, though he has also appeared in the film series called The Santa Clause, and has also done the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story movie series. He also stars in the show called Last Man Standing. Allen is also the voice behind Pure Michigan for the Travel Michigan agency.
5 John Krasinski – BlackBerry Storm
John Krasinski is an actor and writer. He played a prominent part in the hit NBC television comedy series called The Office. He also appeared in films like Away We Go, Leatherheads, License to Wed, Big Miracle, Something Borrowed, It’s Complicated and Promised Land. He has also voiced commercials for Ask.com, Apple TV, Verizon Wireless, Esurance, My Coke Rewards, Carnival Cruise Lines. He was also part of a Major League Baseball commercial with Alec Baldwin about the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry. Krasinski also did the voice for BlackBerry Storm.
4 Kiefer Sutherland – Intel
Kiefer Sutherland is an actor best known as Jack Bauer, his character in the acclaimed television series called 24. For his performance in the show, he has garnered an Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Satellite Awards. He has lent his voice to films like The Nutcracker Prince, The Land Before Time X, Monsters vs. Aliens and Marmaduke. Sutherland is also the voice behind the Intel commercial.
3 Jon Hamm – American Airlines
Jon Hamm is an actor that burst into the scene playing the role of advertising executive Don Draper in the hit AMC drama series called Mad Men, for which he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor. He was also in films like The Day the Earth Stood Still, Stolen, The Town, Sucker Punch and Bridesmaids. As proof to his versatility, he has not only received Emmy nominations for his dramatic performance in his hit show, he also received recognition for his guest performance in the Tina Fey-comedy 30 Rock. Hamm also voiced the commercial of American Airlines.
2 Julia Roberts – Nationwide Insurance
Julia Roberts is an actress known to be one of the most successful in terms of box office receipts, with her films pulling in $2.6 billion. She won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2000 for her role in Erin Brokovich. She has also starred in hits like Pretty Woman, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and Notting Hill. She has been regularly named as one of the most beautiful people in the world by People magazine. Roberts lent her voice to the commercials of Nationwide Insurance.
1 George Clooney – Budweiser
George Clooney is an actor, director, writer and producer. He won Oscars for Best Supporting Actor in 2005 for Syriana and Best Picture for producing Argo. He is the only person to have ever been nominated in the Academy Awards for six different categories. He is regularly regarded as one of the sexiest men of all time. Clooney has also done voice work for the show called South Park and for the Budweiser commercial.