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15 Weird Looking Actors Who Turned To Voice Acting

We love talking about the stars. We're fascinated by their work, their lives and their looks. When it comes the latter, there's a weird little side effect to speaking about someone's appearance: peeps

We love talking about the stars. We're fascinated by their work, their lives and their looks. When it comes the latter, there's a weird little side effect to speaking about someone's appearance: peeps get offended. So, let's clear the air a bit. We're not trying to be mean. When we call someone weird looking, all we're trying to say is that the actor doesn't look as good as other people. Is that acceptable? OK, good. No, seriously, we're looking at people who have a very singular look. No matter how much we may think they're special because of their looks, their looks limit the type of work they get. It's the basic math of Hollywood.

Speaking of weird, acting is a weird profession. If you look too "normal," you'll almost certainly never make it. If you look too different, like the actors on this list, you'll find roles, but they won't be starring roles and they might not be the type of roles you want. The most unique looking actors often find themselves typecast as villains, monsters and, well, weirdos. It's not ideal in a PC world but this is the reality we live in.

As one of these "special-looking" actors, one of the ways of overcoming the typecasting difficulties they face in the industry is by switching to voicework. Voicework in animation allows actors to use their voice talents as opposed to their looks and their bodies. It just so happens that unique-lookers are also commonly unique-sounders, so it's a mutual attraction between actor and industry.

We've gone through and identified some of these "weird" looking actors to see which of them have made the switch to voice acting. This isn’t an activity in shaming; it's a celebration. So, let's smile and congratulate these actors on their accomplishments. Here are 15 weird looking actors who have turned to voice acting.

15 Haley Joel Osment

14 Brad Garrett

13 Whoopi Goldberg

12 Atticus Shaffer

via tvguide.com

11 Jon Lovitz

10 Edie McClurg

9 Jaleel White

8 Mara Wilson

via ABC News

7 Ron Howard

6 Thomas Brodie-Sangster

5 Tahj Mowry

via Full House Then And Now

4 Ron Perlman

3 Wallace Shawn

2 Tony Todd

1 Mark Hamill

via LooMee TV

A lot has been written about Mark Hamill's face and how he went from cute to weird after his horrific car accident in 1977. It's difficult to say if it was the accident or time that had the most to do with Hamill's degrading looks, but we're going to go ahead and call a spade a spade. Luke got uglier and not even the force could save him. It doesn't make him any less of a man or any less awesome; it is what it is. Either way, after the original Star Wars trilogy and Luke Skywalker, Hamill turned to voice acting. There were a number of rumors as to why he made the switch, from his shaken confidence in front of the camera to his scars becoming more visible. Only he knows for sure. What we know for sure is that Hamill has become one of the most prolific voice actors of all time. That and he looked badass as a grizzled Jedi in Force Awakens.

Sources: IMDB; Wikipedia

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