Celebrity Voice Over Talent

Do You Recognize The Celebrity Voice Over Talent?

By Kathleen Battin
In August 15, 2014

You’re sitting in your car listening to the radio or watching a television spot and you stop and think, “Hey, I recognize that voice!” Celebrity voiceover talent can be great for a brand, but what if no one recognizes the voice? This begs the question, Why do advertisers spend boo-coo-bucks on getting celebrity voiceover talent when no one knows who the heck they are?” Well, I don’t have an answer for you, but I do have a fun game.

Let’s play a little game called match the celebrity voiceover talent to the commercial:

  • Jon Hamm aka Donald Draper
  • Tim Allen
  • Queen Latifah
  • Will Arnett
  • Michael C. Hall aka Dexter
  • Antonio Banderas
  • Allison Janney
  • Josh Lucas
  • John Goodman
  • Susan Sarandon

A. Pizza Hut

B. Pure Michigan

C. Home Depot


E. Dunkin Donuts

F. Nasonex

G. Tylenol

H. Dodge

I. Kaiser Permanente

J. Mercedez Benz

Is there a commercial you know of that will leave us scratching our heads thinking, “No kidding!?” If so, do share!


A. Pizza Hut – Queen Latifah
B. Pure Michigan – Tim Allen
C. Home Depot – Josh Lucas
D. GMC – Will Arnett
E. Dunkin Donuts – John Goodman
F. Nasonex – Antonio Banderas
G. Tylenol – Susan Sarandon
H. Dodge – Michael C Hall aka Dexter
I. Kaiser Permanente – Allison Janney
J. Mercedes Benz – Jon Hamm aka Donald Draper

Kathleen Battin

I have a male cat named Bella. My response to people’s reaction is, “To me, he is beautiful.” But truth is, I was told he was a girl when I first got him and it wasn’t until months later when my brother said, “Your cat has a package,” that I found out my Bella was a Bell ... o? Aside from my confused cat, I am also a new mommy to a handsome baby boy, and as a new mom, I have learned three valuable lessons: 1. Always have a burp cloth handy. 2. Make sure the diaper is properly secured at all times. 3. Mom is always a phone call away if you are having a freak-out moment.