‘Avatar’ Voice Actors

Saturday, March 12 by Olivia Joseph

Do you want to learn about 'Avatar' voice actors? The voice actors in "Avatar" are a mix of new and established actors. Their diverse backgrounds and talents came together to help make James Cameron's "Avatar" a huge success, and not only because of the 3-D. Here are the basics about the "Avatar" voice actors.

  1. Sam Worthington, "Jake Sully" - Sam Worthington was born in England in 1976. He grew up in Rockingham, Australia near Perth. His first film role was in "Bootmen" (2000). He took the role in "Avatar" after it was turned down by Matt Damon and Jake Gyllenhaal.
  2. Zoe Saldana, "Neytiri" – With a Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother, Zoe was born in New Jersey and grew up in Queens and the Dominican Republic. She joined the Faces Theater Troupe in New York City upon their return to the States at the age of seventeen. She has appeared in the films "Pirates of the Carribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "The Terminal" and "Star Trek."
  3. CCH Pounder, "Mo'at" – The "CCH" stands for her birth name, Carol Christine Hilaria. Born in Guyana in 1952, she grew up on a sugar plantation, attended boarding school in England, and attended Ithaca College in New York. Her career has included Shakespeare theatre, Broadway, film and television roles. 
  4. Wes Studi, "Eytukan" – Probably best known for his roles in "Dances With Wolves" and as Magua in "Last of the Mohicans," Wes Studi is from Oklahoma and a member of the Cherokee Nation. He plays bass in a band called the Firecat of Discord with his wife Maura.
  5. Laz Alonso, "Tsu'tey" – Laz Alonso was born and raised in Washington D.C. He earned a bachelor's in business administration from Howard University School of Business. He says he always wanted to be an actor and has appeared in several roles in both film and television as an actor as well as a producer.
  6. Sigourney Weaver, "Dr. Grace Augustine" – Sigourney Weaver was born in 1949 as Susan Alexandra Weaver in New York City. No stranger to the sci-fi genre, Weaver became an star because of her role as Ripley in 1979's "Alien." She has since gone on to become a living Hollywood legend with the nickname of "The actress' actress."
  7. Joel David Moore, "Dr. Norm Spellman" – From Portland, Oregon, Moore is an actor, writer and director. His first minor role was in the movie "Foxfire" (1996), as "First Geek." His television credits include the series "Bones" and "Hawaii 5-0."