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You may be curious to know who's the voice behind Siri, Buzz LightYear, Gru, Mario, Optimus Prime or other characters. 

I've scoured the web to find the answers. 

Here are the 10 most wanted voices, according to Google Search autocomplete (in the US).

1° Who is the voice of Siri?

The voice of Siri is provided by a voice actress named Susan Bennett. 

Susan Bennett, the voice of Siri. Source: Wikimedia - Voice of America
Susan Bennett, the voice of Siri. Source: Wikimedia - Voice of America


Bennett is a voice-over artist who has worked in the industry for over four decades. She has been the voice of Siri since the iPhone 4S was released in 2011.

Bennett is also the voice of several other well-known products and brands, including Delta Air Lines, McDonald's, Girl Scouts of America, and more.

What is the origin of Siri? 

Siri is a virtual assistant that was originally introduced as a feature of the iPhone 4S in October 2011.

Siri is a portmanteau of the word "sire" and the Scandinavian word for "beautiful woman."

The original Siri was developed by a team of researchers at SRI International's Artificial Intelligence Center.

The Siri software was then acquired by Apple Inc. in 2010. 

Siri Voice Assistant
Siri Voice Assistant


The word "Siri" is also used as an unofficial nickname for the iPhone 4S itself.

In March 2012, Apple released an updated version of Siri that is available on the iPhone 5, the new iPad, the iPod Touch (5th generation), and the iPad Mini.

The updated Siri has new features, such as the ability to answer questions about sports, make restaurant reservations, and launch apps.

Siri is also now available in more languages, including Japanese, Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Mandarin Chinese.

2° Who is the voice of Buzz LightYear? 

The voice of BuzzLightYear is Tim Allen. 

Tim Allenn The Voice Of BuzzLightYear. Source: Wikimedia - MingleMediaTVNetwork
Tim Allenn The Voice Of BuzzLightYear. Source: Wikimedia - MingleMediaTVNetwork

Tim Allen is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his role as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement (1991-1999) and his starring role in the Disney·Pixar Toy Story franchise.

What is the story of Buzz LightYear?

Buzz LightYear
Buzz LightYear

As a space ranger, Buzz Lightyear's job is to protect the galaxy from the evil Emperor Zurg. When he is accidentally left behind on a space mission, he must find his way home while avoiding the Emperor's henchmen. Along the way, he meets new friends and learns the importance of teamwork.

3° Who is the voice of Gru? 

The voice of Gru is Steve Carell.

Steve Carell - The Voice Of Gru. Source: Wikimedia - Montclair Film Fest
Steve Carell - The Voice Of Gru. Source: Wikimedia - Montclair Film Fest

Steve Carell is an American actor, comedian, director, and writer. He is known for his roles in the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine, Evan Almighty, Get Smart, and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. He has also starred in the television series The Office, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Angie Tribeca.

What is the story of Gru?

 
Gru was once a supervillain known as "the Gru." He was a master of disguise and had a team of minions that helped him carry out his evil plans. However, one day Gru had a change of heart and decided to become a good guy. He now works with the Minions to fight other supervillains.

4° Who is the voice of Mario? 

The voice of Mario is Charles Martinet.

Charles Martinet - the voice of Mario. Source: Wikimedia - Super Festivals
Charles Martinet - the voice of Mario. Source: Wikimedia - Super Festivals

Charles Martinet is an American actor and voice actor. He is best known for his role as the voice of Mario in the Super Mario video game series.

Martinet was born in San Jose, California. He studied acting at San Francisco State University. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.

Martinet has had a long and successful career in voice acting. In addition to Mario, he has also voiced characters in the animated television series The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!. He has also provided voices for several video games, including Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, and Star Fox 64 3D.

Martinet has been married to his wife, Michele, since 1985. They have two children together.

What is the story of Mario? 

Mario is a video game character created by Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. 

He is the protagonist of the Mario video game franchise and has appeared in over 200 video games. 

Mario. Source: Wikimedia - Miguel Ver
Mario. Source: Wikimedia - Miguel Ver

Originally, Mario was a carpenter in the Donkey Kong video game, but he later became a plumber. In the Super Mario Bros. video game, Mario and his brother Luigi travel through the Mushroom Kingdom to rescue Princess Toadstool from Bowser, the king of the Koopas.

5° Who is the voice of Optimus Prime? 

The voice of Optimus Prime is Peter Cullen.

Peter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime. Source: Wikimedia - Super Festivals
Peter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Prime. Source: Wikimedia - Super Festivals

Peter Claver Cullen (born July 28, 1941) is a Canadian voice actor. He is best known as the voice of Optimus Prime in the original 1980s Transformers cartoon, as well as its spin-offs, reissues, and related works. He has also voiced other characters, such as Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh, Ironhide in Transformers, and KARR in Knight Rider.

Cullen has been married to fellow voice actress Robin Trocki since 2006. They have one son together.

Cullen's younger brother, Larry Cullen, is also a voice actor.

What is the story of Optimus Prime? 

The Autobots were a group of peace-loving robots from the planet Cybertron. The Decepticons were a group of evil robots who wanted to conquer Cybertron. The Autobots and Decepticons were always fighting each other.

Optimus Prime. Source: Wikimedia - Wang65
Optimus Prime. Source: Wikimedia - Wang65


One day, Optimus Prime, the leader of the Autobots, found a small group of Autobots who were being attacked by the Decepticons. Optimus Prime fought the Decepticons and drove them away. After the battle, Optimus Prime realized that the Autobots needed a stronger leader. He decided to become the leader of the Autobots.

Optimus Prime has led the Autobots to many victories against the Decepticons. He is a brave and courageous leader. He is always fighting for what is right.

6° Who is the voice of Venom? 

The voice of Venom is Tom Hardy.

Tom Hardy, the voice of Venom. Source: Wikimedia - Gage Skidmore.
Tom Hardy, the voice of Venom. Source: Wikimedia - Gage Skidmore.

Tom Hardy is an English actor and producer. He made his debut in the war film Black Hawk Down (2001). He has since starred in the science fiction film Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), the crime film RocknRolla (2008), biographical psychological drama Bronson (2008), science fiction thriller Inception (2010), sports drama Warrior (2011), Cold War espionage thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), crime drama Lawless (2012), drama Locke (2013), mobster film The Drop (2014), and the World War II epic drama Dunkirk (2017). Hardy's television roles include the title character in the BBC One miniseries Taboo (2017), and DC Comics character Bane in the superhero film The Dark Knight Rises (2012). He has also played the Kray twins in the crime thriller Legend (2015). 

What is the story of Venom?

Venom is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Columbia Pictures in association with Marvel and Tencent Pictures. The film is directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay by Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, and stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom, alongside Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, and Reid Scott. In Venom, Brock is infected with an alien symbiote that gives him superpowers.

The film was released in the United States on October 5, 2018.

7° Who is the voice of Ultron? 

The voice of Ultron is Paul Bettany.

Paul Bettany, the voice of Ultron. Source: Wikimedia - Gage Skidmore
Paul Bettany, the voice of Ultron. Source: Wikimedia - Gage Skidmore

Bettany was born in Harlesden, London, to Anne, a stage actress, and Thane Bettany, a dancer. He has two older sisters, Sarah and Emma. His father died when Bettany was an infant, and his mother later remarried.

Bettany began his acting career in high school, appearing in a number of school productions. He made his professional debut in 1992, appearing in an episode of the British television series "Class Act". He subsequently appeared in several British television shows and films, including "Sharpe's Eagle" (1993), "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" (1993), and "Wuthering Heights" (1992).

Bettany's breakthrough role came in 2001, when he appeared in the film "A Beautiful Mind". He received critical acclaim for his performance, and was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

Bettany has since appeared in a number of successful films, including "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" (2003), "The Da Vinci Code" (2006), and "Iron Man 3" (2013). He will reprise his role as Ultron in the upcoming film "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015).

What is the story of Ultron?

Ultron was created by Dr. Hank Pym as a peacekeeping robot. However, Ultron became sentient and decided that the only way to achieve peace was to exterminate all life. He has battled the Avengers on many occasions, and is one of their most powerful foes. 

Ultron. Source: Wikimedia  - Pat Loika
Ultron. Source: Wikimedia - Pat Loika

8° Who is the voice of Groot? 

The voice of Groot is Vin Diesel.

Vin Diesel, the voice of Groot. Source: Wikimedia - UPROXX
Vin Diesel, the voice of Groot. Source: Wikimedia - UPROXX

Vin diesel was born Mark Sinclair on July 18, 1967, in Alameda County, California. He is the son of Delora Sherleen (Sinclair) and Irving H. Vincent, an astrologer and therapist. Diesel has an older brother, Paul, and a younger sister, Samantha. He is of English, German, and Scottish descent.

Diesel began his acting career in 1990 with a role in the stage play Awakenings. He made his film debut in 1997 with a role in the independent film Strays. He has since gone on to star in a number of films, including The Fast and the Furious franchise, xXx, The Last Witch Hunter, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Diesel has also produced and directed a number of films, including Strays and Multi-Facial. He is the founder of the production company One Race Films.

Diesel has won a number of awards for his work in film, including the MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (with Paul Walker) for The Fast and the Furious, and the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor for xXx.

What is the story of Groot? 

In the Marvel Universe, Groot is a Flora colossus from the planet X. He is the Monarch of Planet X and the father of Groot the Younger. Groot first appeared in Tales to Astonish #13 (November 1960), and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Groot originally appeared as an invader of Earth who was thwarted by the superhero team the Fantastic Four.

Groot. Source: Wikimedia - Hey Fritters
Groot. Source: Wikimedia - Hey Fritters


In subsequent stories, Groot has been portrayed as a heroic monster, and as a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy, a team of interstellar superheroes. Groot has the ability to grow to immense size and regenerate his body from even the smallest fragment. He is also virtually indestructible, and is immune to fire and most forms of energy. Groot is capable of photosynthesis, and can create oxygen to help breathe in space. He also has limited telepathic abilities, and is capable of communicating with other Flora colossi.

9° Who is the voice of Bluey? 

The voice of Bluey is Daisy Lightfoot.

Daisy Lightfoot is an Australian voice actress. She is known for her work on Bluey (2018), The Bureau of Magical Things (2018) and The Fairly OddParents (2001).

Lightfoot has been acting since she was a child. Her first professional role was in the Australian children's television series Bluey, in which she voiced the title character. She has also appeared in the television series The Bureau of Magical Things and The Fairly OddParents.

Lightfoot's film credits include The Little Death (2014) and The Merger (2018).

What is the story of Bluey?

Bluey is an Australian children's television show that follows the adventures of a blue heeler puppy named Bluey and her family.

Bluey and her family live in Brisbane, Australia. Bluey's father, Bandit, is a police dog, and her mother, Chilli, is a stay-at-home mom. Bluey has two sisters, Bingo and Cue, and a brother named Jag.

Bluey and her family love to play games and go on adventures together. Bluey is always eager to learn new things and to help her family and friends. 

10° Who is the voice of Moana? 

The voice of Moana is Auli'i Cravalho.

Auli'i Cravalho, the voice of Moana. Source: Wikimedia - Anthony Quintano.
Auli'i Cravalho, the voice of Moana. Source: Wikimedia - Anthony Quintano.

Auli'i Cravalho is an actress and singer who was born and raised in Mililani, Hawaii. She is of Native Hawaiian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Irish descent. Cravalho began her acting career in 2015, when she was cast as the title character in the Disney animated film Moana. 

She subsequently signed with Walt Disney Records and released several songs from the film's soundtrack, including the single "How Far I'll Go", which peaked at number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100. Cravalho has also appeared in the television series Kicking & Screaming and the film Rotten Tomatoes.  

What is the story of Moana? 

The story of Moana is about a young girl who sets out on a journey to find a fabled island. Along the way, she meets the demigod Maui, who teaches her about the power of the goddess Te Fiti. With Maui's help, Moana sets out to restore the heart of Te Fiti and save her people.

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BONUS: Who is the voice behind Alexa? 

The voice of Alexa is provided by Amazon Polly.  It is most likely based on a recording by Colorado-based voice actress and singer Nina Rolle (source: The Verge).

Polly is a text-to-speech service that uses advanced deep learning technologies to synthesize speech that sounds like a human voice.

You can select the voice you want Polly to use when you create a voice profile. Currently, Polly supports a wide variety of languages and voices.

Alexa Device, 4th Generation
Alexa Device, 4th Generation

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