Dads have always been there for us, picking us up when we fall down and giving us guidance on everything from job choices to money management. Disney fathers are no exception: they’re humorous, kind, smart, caring, and able to put their foot down for the right reasons when it comes to important issues. It’s no surprise that they immediately became popular right after the movies were released and remained so for a long time.
Those characters, however, would not be as well-loved if it weren’t for the wonderful voices that brought them to life and brought them closer to us.
Take a look at who provided the voices for some of the most memorable Disney fathers. Which father’s voice impressed you the most? Who is your favorite character? Share it with us in the comments section!
#1 Alfred Molina – King Agnarr (Frozen 2)
Alfred Molina is a British-American actor who has appeared in over 200 films, television, and stage productions. When watching the movie, do you recognize the voice of this great artist?
#2 James Earl Jones – Mufasa (The Lion King)
James Earl Jones is an American actor who is known as “one of America’s most distinguished and versatile” actors, “one of the greatest actors in American history”. He is also famous for being “one of the best-known voices in show business, a stirring basso profondo that has lent gravel and gravitas”.
#3 Douglas Seale – Sultan (Aladdin)
Douglas Seale was an actor, voice actor, director, and producer from the United Kingdom. Krebbs in “The Rescuers Down Under” and The Sultan in “Aladdin” were his sole Disney appearances.
#4 Temuera Morrison – the Chief Tui (Moana)
Temuera Derek Morrison is a New Zealand actor known for his role as Dr. Hone Ropata on the soap opera Shortland Street.
#5 John Rhys-Davies – Cassim (Aladdin and the King of Thieves)
John Rhys-Davies is a Welsh actor, voice actor, and producer distinguished for his deep raspy voice. He’s also known for starring as Gimli in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and Sallah in the Indiana Jones movies.
#6 Rex Everhart – Maurice (Beauty and the Beast)
Rex Everhart was an actor, voice actor, and singer from the United States. He was most remembered for his portrayal as Enos, the truck driver, in the 1980 horror film “Friday the 13th”.
#7 Billy Connolly – Fergus (Brave)
Sir William Connolly CBE, known as Billy Connolly, is a Scottish actor, artist, retired comedian, musician and presenter.
#8 Terrence Howard – James (Princess and the Frog)
Terrence Dashon Howard is an actor, singer-songwriter, and record producer from the United States. He is most known for his appearances in the 1995 films “Dead Presidents” and “Mr. Holland’s Opus”, James “Rhodey” Rhodes in the first “Iron Man” film, and James “Rhodey” Rhodes in the second “Iron Man 2″…
#9 Rip Torn – Zeus (Hercules)
He was an American actor who received many prestigious awards.
#10 Albert Brooks – Marlin (Finding Nemo)
Albert Brooks is a famous American actor, comedian and filmmaker who received many prizes.
#11 Soon-Tek Oh – Fa Zhou (Mulan)
He has taken part in many films, and television series, including Stargate SG-1, MacGyver…
#12 Russell Means – Powhatan (Pocahontas)
This was an Oglala Sioux activist, writer, and actor who came from America.
#13 Kenneth Mars – King Triton (The Little Mermaid)
Do you know that he was voicing King Triton, Overseer, and Grandpa?
#14 Leonard Nimoy – King Kashekim Nedakh (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)
Did you recognize the voice of Spock from “Star Trek”?