Here's what the people who voice the most iconic Disney villains look like in real life

Here's what the people who voice the most iconic Disney villains look like in real life

There are not many people that don't love Disney movies. No, I'm not referring to the countless movies they now own, but the animations that they built their empire on. We all have our favorites (mine is The Jungle Book by a country mile), but sometimes the best characters in each movie are the villains rather than the heroes.

But who were the voice actors behind these iconic characters?

1. Shan-Yu in Mulan

The Mulan villain was played by actor Miguel Ferrer, who is perhaps best known for his roles in Twin Peaks and Robocop.

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2. Yzma in The Emperor's New Groove

The villainous Yzma was played by actress, singer and activist, Eartha Kitt.

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3. Hades in Hercules

James Woods played the ruler of the underworld.

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4. Scar in The Lion King

The antagonist of The Lion King was played by English actor Jeremy Irons.

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5. Jafar in Aladdin

As well as being a voice actor, Jonathan Freeman is an actor, comedian, and singer.

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6. Gaston in Beauty and the Beast

Gaston was played by actor and opera singer Richard White.

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7. Hopper in A Bug's Life

Likely the most famous name on this list is actor Kevin Spacey, who played Hopper.

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8. Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty

The iconic queen of darkness was played by Eleanor Audley, who also provided the voice for Cinderella's evil stepmother.

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9. Captain Hook in Peter Pan

Hans Conried also played Mr. Darling.

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10. Ursula in The Little Mermaid

She was played by the actress Pat Carroll.

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While I'm sure many of these are actors and actresses most of us aren't particularly familiar with, the ones you do are very weird to discover. I have no clue how I never recognized Kevin Spacey or James Woods' voices in their villain roles.