Fitz From 'Scandal' Voiced 'Tarzan'!? 7 Celebs You Didn't Know Were Behind All Your Favorite Cartoons
As pop culture celebrations go, movie anniversaries are kind of the best. It's not just because they give us an excuse to watch a film we've already seen far too many times without feeling guilty, although that's certainly a perk. It's also because when an anniversary gets close, the lists start coming out: "10 things you didn't know about Space Jam", "15 facts you never knew about Ghost", "7 reasons Tarzan is still awesome." And with lists, comes revelations, such as when that last piece revealed that the voice of Tarzan was played by none other than Scandal's Tony Goldwyn. Mind. Blown.
While this fact wasn't exactly hidden, it certainly comes as a shock to those of us who know Goldwyn solely as Olivia Pope's flaky ex-boyfriend, and maybe as the guy who killed Patrick Swayze in Ghost. Who would've thought that he'd once provided the voice of the leading character in one of the best Disney movies ever made? President Fitz, it's like we don't even know you at all.
As surprised as we were to learn of Goldwyn's role, however, it's not nearly as shocking as realizing how many other of our favorite animated characters were actually voiced by celebrities. Seven cartoon voices that will blow your mind:
Michael Cera on The Berenstain Bears
In the Canadian TV adaptation (no, not the one from the '80s) of the beloved book series, Cera voiced Brother Bear, the oldest cub in the family. The show lasted until 2005, meaning that at the same time he was voicing an anthropomorphic bear in a children's television show, Cera was also playing George Michael on Arrested Development. TV is weird.
Fergie on Peanuts
Charlie Brown's lil sis was played by none other than Fergie, known back then as Stacy Ferguson. The singer voiced the character of Sally in two made-for-TV Peanuts cartoons back in the '80s, and also appeared on a couple episodes of The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show.
Jay Leno on The Fairly Odd-Parents
In our defense, we just thought the show was using the Crimson Chin to make fun of Jay Leno, not that he was actually in on the joke.
Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, and Lacey Chabert in Anastasia
All Anastasia: Dunst as the younger version, Chabert as the singing voice, and Ryan as the main character. Not weird enough? John Cusack played Dimitri.
Constance Shulman on Doug
Yes, Orange is the New Black's Yoga Jones was the voice of Patti Mayonnaise on Doug. But really, you knew that the moment you heard Schulman open her mouth; that voice is unmistakable.
Bruce Willis in Rugrats Go Wild
Bruce Willis voiced Spike, the family dog, in the 2003 mash-up movie of Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys, a film that is famous for using scratch and sniff cards to let viewers smell odors from the movie. Take a moment for that sentence to sink in.
The Entire Cast of The Prince of Egypt
Val Kilmer as Moses, Ralph Fiennes as Rameses, Michelle Pfeiffer as Tzipporah, Sandra Bullock as Miriam, Jeff Goldblum as Aaron, Patrick Stewart as the Pharaoh, Danny Glover as Jethro, Helen Mirren as the Queen, Steve Martin as Hotep, and Martin Short as Huy. So... yeah.