Mickey Mouse
Disney Disney

Mickey Mouse

Comparison of the voice actors who have been the voice of Mickey Mouse with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Disney

For our 2000th voice compare, we shall celebrate with one of, if not the most iconic cartoon character of all time: Mickey Mouse!

Mickey is the mascot of the Walt Disney Company, created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks in 1928. He made his first official appearance in the cartoon, "Steamboat Willie". While at first, Mickey was a mischievious trickster type, he's since evolved into a plain, friendly everyman character. Mickey is known for his high-pitched voice and cheerful personality.

Mickey's voice was originally provided by Walt Disney himself. Due to being busy running the company and his voice being hoarsened from smoking, James McDonald took over from the 50s to the 70s. Wayne Allwine was selected as Mickey's official voice from 1977 to his unfortunate death in 2009, except for the TV special Down and Out with Donald Duck, where Les Perkins did the voice. Since then, Bret Iwan is the current voice of Mickey.

Created by NCZ on Sep 1 2012

EDITOR'S OPINION

First off, I can't deny any credit to Walt Disney, both for creating Mickey and his iconic voice. He actually makes for a pretty good voice actor! Bret Iwan also shows promise, and seems like he's shaping up to become a natural in the role. Like many of you, I grew up listening primarily to Wayne Allwine's take on Mickey, and I feel he sounds most natural in the role. James MacDonald and Les Perkins are also pretty good, but IMO not quite as memorable as the others. As for Chris Diamontopoulos, his imitation is a little closer to Walt Disney in terms of pitch, but it's not quite as lively as I'd like.

In the end, I'd say Wayne just barely edges out Walt, with Bret Iwan in third place, followed by James McDonald in fourth and Les Perkins fifth.


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Who do you think has been the best from these Mickey Mouse voice actors?
Walt Disney
James MacDonald
Wayne Allwine
Les Perkins
Bret Iwan
Chris Diamantopoulos