Voiceover Talent A voiceover actor, as the term implies, provides their voice to a production but is usually not seen in it. However, in addition to an on screen presence, many performers also contribute their voices. Examples of this latter would be doing a narrative for a documentary, commercials for radio and television, dubbing, looping dialog (or ADR as it is also known as) and voices for animated characters. Some actors are very talented and can mimic accents such as Jim Doohan, aka Scotty. Presented here are the voices of aliens, animals and those heard over ships speakers, communicators and the like. Click on the images below to hear examples of their work. Some images do not contain audio as it was not pertinent.
He had a phenomenal talent for creating character voices. That and with the help
of the sound editors and their ability to alter his voice expanded his
contributions to Star Trek. Here he is with his classic Scottish accent followed by a NASA ground control announcer from the episode Assignment:Earth. He also did the majority of voice work as Sargon, from the episode Return to Tomorrow, was the voice of Commodore Enwright in The Ultimate Computer and the voice of M-5 from the same episode. He did a commercial for Bang-Bang, the sweetest little automatic in the world in A Piece of the Action and was the voice of the Oracle from the episode with the longest TOS title ever, For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky.
Edmiston's unique sounding voice was always in high demand. He provided as many character voices as
Doohan for Star Trek which included the transporter chief heard on McCoy's communicator in This Side of Paradise, a Vulcan from Amok Time, a voice from the SS Diedre in Friday's Child, an Eminiarian in A Taste of Armageddon, Provider#2 in The Gamesters of Triskelion, the voice of a law giver in Return of the Archons and the voice of Balok, in The Corbomite Maneuver.
Babcock was both on screen talent and a voice over talent.
She played Mea 3 in
A Taste of Armageddon and was also on screen as Philana in Plato's Stepchildren. She provided the purr of the cat Isis and the voice of the Beta 5 computer in Assignment:Earth, was the voice of commander Loskene in The Tholian Web and was the voice of Trelane's mother in The Squire of Gothos.
LaRue did both on camera as well as voice over work.
He played the scolding alien father of Trelane in The Squire of Gothos,
the Guardian of Forever in The City on the Edge of Forever,
on camera talent as an announcer in Bread and Circuses, a newscaster in Patterns of Force and the voice of the alien Yarnek
in The Savage Curtain.
Johnson's claim to fame will always be most remembered as the control voice heard in the television series Mission: Impossible.
His contributions to Star Trek included the
thoughts of a Talosion and the voice for the transporter chief in The Cage and The Menagerie. With respect to the latter, Clegg Hoyt who played the transporter chief had his lines dubbed in by Johnson. This was most likely because of a technicality and Hoyt was unavailable for looping his dialog.* Johnson was also a ground control voice in Assignment:Earth, the voice from Star fleet Command in The Immunity Syndrome, and provider #1 in
The Gamesters of Triskelion.
Anyone who has ever watched the original Outer Limits television series heard Vic Perrin as the control voice at the beginning of each episode. In Star Trek he was an on camera talent and played Tharn in Mirror, Mirror. He was also the voice of a Metron in Arena, Nomad in The Changeling, and provider #3 in The Gamesters of Triskelion.*
Barrett's first role in Star Trek was in the pilot, The Cage as Number One. She is most remembered as the voice of the ship's computer and as Nurse Chapell. She went on to play the character Lwaxana Troi, in Star Trek, The Next Generation.
Throne played Commodore Mendez in The Menagerie. He also performed voice for the
Keeper, the Talosian magistrate in The Cage and The Menagerie. Additional details can be found on The Cage Page. Throne also played the Romulan senator Pardek in Star Trek, The Next Generation.
Most famous for his role as Lurch on The Addams' Family television series, Cassidy was the voice of the puppet alien in The Corbomite Maneuver. He had an on screen performance as Ruk, in What are Little Girls Made Of?, and was the voice of the Gorn captain in Arena.
A lesser known talent, Curtis had an on screen performance in Court Martial. He was also the voice of Captain Jon Daily of the Astral Queen in The Conscience of the King. and the voice of star base operations in
Even producer Bob Justman provided several voiceovers for the episodes Space Seed, The Conscience of the King andMudd's Women.
A distinguished actor, Sofaer played the disembodied Thasian in Charlie X. He was also the voice of the Melkotian in Spectre of the Gun. An unaltered picture of Sofaer can be seen on the Special Effects Page.
Rogers had an on screen role as Lt. Palmer in The Doomsday Machine. It is generally believed that she was also the voice of the Companion, in Metamorphosis*.
Winston was a semi-regular cast member who played Lt. Kyle, a transporter technician and sometimes helmsman.
He was also the computer voice in the episode Mirror, Mirror.
Paul Carr was the helmsman in the 2nd pilot Where No Man Has Gone Before and was also the voice of the Denevan pilot who flew his ship into Deneva's sun in Operation -- Annihilate!*
Shutan played Lieutenant Mira Romaine and was the voice of the Zetar in The Lights o Zetar.
Loulie Jean Norman
Norman was a famous coloratura soprano who sang in the opening theme credits. She also sang in the music cue, Bad Dream, which was originally recorded for The Cage and heard in subsequent episodes, The Menagerie, also the scene where the spores infect Spock in This Side Of Paradise, the scene of the drug induced McCoy on earth in The City on the Edge of Forever, the séance scene in Wolf in the Fold and the scene in which Kirk is cured in A Private Little War. She allow was the musical "chime" when the character Losira would compress and disappear in the Episode, That Which Survives. You can also hear her ethereal voice If you visit the haunted mansion at Disneyland.
Yes, even the Great Bird of the Galaxy did voice overs. You can hear him in Charlie X as the voice of the chef and
also as a generic crewmans voice heard on the bridge speakers in various episodes.