voice actor


Definition of voice actor

: an actor who provides voice-overs or who voices characters in animated films, video games, etc. And for adults, the movie has exquisite animation … [and] the understatedly hip performances of voice actors Jon Lovitz and Phil Hartman of Saturday Night Live.— Joanne Simbal, Video Review, September 1991

First Known Use of voice actor

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Voice actor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voice%20actor. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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