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

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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 12 Aug. 2020.

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