9. PAMELA ADLON/BOBBY HILL
An accomplished actress as well as voice actress, Pamela Adlon follows the trend of a women portraying men in cartoons, specifically ten-year old boys! Like her peer Nancy Cartwright, Pamela Adlon is most famous for voicing Bobby Hill on King of the Hill.
Previously a child actress, her career could have gone the way most child actors go; into a cult, into rehab, or into obscurity. Instead, her career took off by still portraying children while she was in her 20s. Aside from Bobby Hill, she also voiced Spinelli on Recess. But she didn’t only play kids; she was Louis C.K.’s wife briefly on the animated series, and portrayed Otto Osworth on the series Time Squad. Check out her in person in the series Better Things on Fox, co-written by Louis C.K.
8. ASHLEY JOHNSON/GRETCHEN GRUNDLER
With her huge coke bottle glasses, buck teeth with a space between them, and gangly frame, no one would assume Gretchen Grundler on Recess was a hottie. But like most nerdy characters, she’d voiced by one, in the form of Ashley Johnson. She also played Terra on the Teen Titans.
She got her start playing Chrissy Seaver on Growing Pains at six years old. She portrayed her as an older character in Growing Pains: The Movie and its sequel. She had guest starring roles in ‘90s sitcoms, avoiding becoming a doomed child actor. As of 2015, she stars in the television drama Blindspot, and makes appearances on the Twitch.tv series Critical Role as Pike Trickfoot. She also shows up on the gaming web series Table Top as Alhambra.
7. TARA STRONG/BUBBLES
Though it might be odd to think about Bubbles from the Powerpuff Girls in any sort of salacious way, knowing Tara Strong provides her voice may make a difference. And while she’s most known for playing the always optimistic, kind-hearted Bubbles, she’s also the voice of Timmy Turner on The Fairly Odd Parents, Dil Pickles on All Grown Up!, Ben Tennyson on Ben 10, Raven on Teen Titans, Twilight Sparkle on My Little Pony, and replaced Arleen Sorkin as the voice of Harley Quinn in Arkham City.
Besides being a very prolific voice actress, she’s involved in charity groups such as Bronies for Good, raising funds for terminally ill children. She even attended BronyCon to have lunch with fans from the military. That’s just really good stuff.
6. LANE TORAN/ARNOLD
Much has been made about the hipster good looks of Lane Toran, who notably voiced Hey Arnold in the early ‘00s. With arm sleeves, a fade, and huge beard, he’s become the portrait of the typical lumbersexual. Like so many others on this list, he also lent his voice to Recess voicing King Bob, but it was as Arnold in the series Hey Arnold! That he is most fondly remembered. When he reemerged from childhood looking so studly, people took notice.
As a teen he appeared in 7th Heaven, and Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard, and as a singer/songwriter he now has his own band DieRadioDie. In voice acting news, he will return as the voice of Arnold in the Hey Arnold! Movie, coming in sometime later in 2017.
5. ELIZABETH DAILY/TOMMY PICKLES
Babies pretty much look the same no matter the gender; same bald head, same chubby cheeks, same big eyes, same dopey expression. But one cartoon baby was voiced by a pretty hot babe, Elizabeth Daily. She portrayed Tommy Pickles in Rugrats and the series of the kids as adults, All Grown Up!. Aside from being Tommy, her other most famous vocal credit is playing Buttercup on The Powerpuff Girls, which she likes because it allows her to “rage out” every now and again.
Like a lot of voice actors, she’s also dabbled in film and television. Catch her in such ‘80s classics as Better off Dead with John Cusack and Valley Girl with a young, punked out Nicolas Cage. She was even a runaway teen in Rod Stewart’s “Young Turks” video.