13 'Teen Titans' Voice Actors You Never Knew Were On The Show
There are often times when you watch a movie or a television show for the first time in a long time and realize that actors you didn't notice in the background of episodes before have since become famous, household names. The same phenomenon can happen when it comes to animated series like Teen Titans — although it's a little bit harder to recognize the famous voices behind your favorite characters without a face to match them to. The voice actors on Teen Titans weren't all people who pretty much only do voice acting for a living, you know. Some of them are famous faces that you probably didn't even know had ever been on Teen Titans, whether as a main character or in a minor role.
Take Robin for example. The leader of the pack will be famous to the casual viewer from another beloved childhood television sitcom, amongst other projects. And he's far from the only one. Let's take a trip down memory lane, to a time when we were watching our favorite teenage superheroes take down (mostly) teenage supervillains, never knowing that the voices that we were listening to connected to faces that we loved from other shows and films.
1. Scott Menville
Menville was the voice of both Robin and Robin's alter-ego Red X — who later in the series took on a life of his own. He is also immediately recognizable to former Full House fans as Kimmy Gibler's boyfriend Duane.
2. Wil Wheaton
Yes, that's right. The swoon-worthy Aqualad, so impressive that both Starfire and Raven were giving him heart eyes, was voiced by none other than Wil Wheaton. You know, Wesley Crusher from Star Trek. Or, for even more modern viewers, the parody version of Wil Wheaton from The Big Bang Theory.
3. T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh
Remember that time Cyborg and Bumblebee fell in love when he was undercover at H.I.V.E. Academy? Keymáh gave us the voice of that sassy character, but people who were raised on the Disney Channel might just recognize her as Tanya Baxter, aka Raven's Mom, on That's So Raven.
4. Michael Rosenbaum
One of my personal favorite arcs on Teen Titans was the episodes in which Kid Flash developed a crush on Jinx and brought her over from the dark side. Michael Rosenbaum was the voice of Kid Flash, but many fans would better recognize him as Lex Luthor from Smallville.
5. Jason Marsden
Red Star was a late addition to the Teen Titans cast, and involved in a deep and personal storyline involving Starfire, but that's not the only character that Marsden lent his vocal talents to. Billy Numerous, a minor villain at H.I.V.E. Academy, was also lucky enough to have Marsden as his voice actor. But fans were even luckier, because Marsden not only played Eric Matthews' best friend Jason in the early seasons of Boy Meets World, but has also been on Full House, Step-By-Step, Even Stevens, and many more.
6. Dave Coulier
Dave Coulier didn't voice Tramm, the engineer and friend of Aqualad, for very long, but even just once was enough. And, if you don't recognize Uncle Joey from Full House on sight, then I can't even talk to you anymore.
7. Ashley Johnson
I've made no secret of the fact that Terra is my favorite Teen Titans member, so I find it personally gratifying that her voice actor is famous for more than just bringing that character to life. Johnson is best known for playing Chrissy Seaver on Growing Pains, but millennials might also recognize her as the mysterious waitress from The Avengers, whose scenes got cut and left a lot of people wondering why the camera spent so much time panning in on her during the fight anyway.
8. Xander Berkeley
Xander Berkeley graced Teen Titans with the powerful voice of Mento, the leader of the Doom Patrol whose harsh command techniques led to Beast Boy eventually quitting, and General Immortus, an ancient military commander who gave the Titans quite a run for their money. However, fans would know him better as George Mason from 24 or Percy Ross from Nikita, among many, many other main and side roles he's had over the years.
9. Judge Reinhold
Negative Man, voiced by Reinhold, was an ally of the Teen Titans whose run on the show was short but impactful. Reinhold has co-starred in films from Fast Times at Ridgemont High to Gremlins, not to mention landing an Emmy nomination for his role on Seinfeld.
10. Ron Perlman
Ron Perlman played Robin's greatest enemy and the scariest of all the Teen Titans' foes — Slade. Outside of Teen Titans, well, is there anything he hasn't been in? His memorable turn as Hannibal Chau in Pacific Rim is only one of his best appearances, but his most famous role was as Hellboy in, you know, Hellboy.
11. David Johansen
Yes, really. David Johansen of the New York Dolls voiced Ding Dong Daddy in the episode "Revved Up," in which he challenged Robin to a cross-country drag race with several other villains. It was a memorable episode, that was for sure.
12. Will Friedle
Remember that time Robin was forced to go on a date with Kitten to keep her father, Killer Moth, from destroying the city? Remember when Kitten's jealous ex-boyfriend Fang showed up and got into a fight with Robin, while Robin's jealous friend Starfire got into a fight with Kitten herself? Yeah, that spider-headed boy was actually played by Eric Matthews from Boy Meets World.
13. Thomas Haden Church
Speaking of Killer Moth, in the episode in which he was introduced, he was voiced by Thomas Haden Church. While the show eventually gave the role over to Marc Worden for the character's next appearance, fans will recognize Church as the Sandman in Spider-Man 3, not to mention his roles in Easy A, We Bought A Zoo, and Sideways. The more you know.
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