Diversity is powerful. It drives creativity, fuels innovation, and provides opportunity for expansion and growth. Every year from September 15 to October 15, communities across America celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Hispanic community.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and in recognition of the incredible work Hispanic voice actors have contributed over the years, we wanted to share a sampling of influential, established, and up-and-coming Hispanic Voice Actors, with highlights of their work. This list includes a range of actors from film, tv, and video games!
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John Leguizamo (Bogotá, Colombia). Among his many strengths lies his ability to not take his ethnic background too seriously but also to take pride in his Latino heritage. Utilizing his distinctive vocal talents, he has voiced Bruno in Encanto (2021), The Riddler in Batman: The Audio Adventures (2021), Gor Koresh in The Mandalorian (2020), Tziloco in Elena of Avalor (2020), Sid in the animated Ice Age(2002), and even a pesky rat in Doctor Dolittle (1998).
Wilmer Valderrama (Miami, Florida). Wilmer has amassed an robust acting resume in film and television, and has voiceover has been a part of that. He voiced the titular character Manny on the Disney Channel's animated children's program Handy Manny (2006), Agustín in Encanto (2021), Gaxton in Onnward (2020), Thurman Sanchez in Trouble (2019), and Prince Charming in the John H. Williams animated film Charming (2018), among others.
Stephanie Beatriz (Neuquén, Argentina). Stephanie has had a number of voiceover roles since throughout her career and she doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon! She voiced Mirabel Madrigal in Encanto (2021), Batwoman in Catwoman: Hunted (2022), Chimi in Maya and the Three (2021), Princess Mira Popadopolous in Q-Force (2021), Gosalyn Waddlemeyer in Ducktales (2020-2021), Ixlan in Elena of Avalor (2020), Gina Cazador in BoJack Horseman (2018-2019), Sweet Mayhem in The Lego Movie 2 (2019), and Gertie in Ice Age: Collision Course (2016).
Sarah-Nicole Robles (New Jersey). Since 2015 Sarah has voiced a number of characters including Luz / Azura in The Owl House (2020-2022), Luz Noceda in Chibiverse (2022), Señora Ozma in Encanto (2021), Flytrap in Carmen Sandiego (2020), Luz in Owl Pellets (2020), Marisol in The Boss Baby: Back in Business (2018), Judy in Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer (2017), and Scarlet in Disney Star Darlings (2015-2016).
Diane Guerrero (New Jersey). Diane is known for her roles both on and off screen. She voiced Isabela Madrigal in Encanto (2021), Voice in Woman in the Book (2021), Jessica Cruz in Justice League vs the Fatal Five (2019), Vestia in Elena of Avalor (2018-2019), and The Local Population in Grand Theft Auto (2013).
Cheech Marin (Los Angeles, CA) Cheech has been lending his voice to the industry since 1973. Since then, you have heard him as Ramone in Cars on the Road (2022), Hura in Maya and the Three (2021), Quita Moz in Elena of Avalor (2017-2020), Corrections Officer in Coco (2017), Ramone in Cars 3 (2017), Pancho Rodriguez in The Book of Life (2014), El Narrador in The Wild Adventures of El Santos (2012), Ramone in Cars 2 (2011), Mad Hog in Hoodwinked 2: Hood vs. Evil (2011), Manuel in Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008), Ramone in Cars (2006), Banzai in The Lion King (1994), Stump in FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992), and Tito in Oliver & Company (1998), among others.
Diego Luna (Mexico City, Mexico). Chip in DC League of Super-Pets (2022), Zatz in Maya and the Three (2021), Krel in Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans (2021), Krel in 3Below: Tales of Arcadia (2018-2019), Moth in Crow: The Legend (2018), Cassian Andor in Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire video game(2017), and Manolo in Book of Life (2014).
Edward James Olmos (Los Angeles, CA). Known for grounding his characters in reality and gravitas, Olmos' career has spanned over 30 years. Notable voiceover roles include King Pescoro in Elena of Avalor (2018-2019), Chicharrón in Coco (2017), Gaff inBlade Runner: Black Out 2022 (2017), Gayo in Americano (2016), El Diablo in Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008), Chief Angel Rojas in The Batman (2004), and Mr. Ramon in The Magic School Bus (1995).
Carolina Ravassa (Cali, Colombia). Carolina is an actor, director, producer, and writer who found her niche as a prolific voice actor in animation and video games. Notable credits include Sombra in Overwatch 2 (2022), Consuela and Carolina in Hamster & Gretel (2022), Principal Valenzuela in The Casagrandes (2021-2022), Barbarian Princess in Maya and the Three (2021), Raze in Valorant (2020), Pia in Cape Kids (2018), Sombra in Overwatch (2016), and Taliana Martinez in Grand Theft Auto V (2013).
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