The Walt Disney Company is a powerhouse in media and a beloved household name. It seems like each month, they’re putting out something new. With such innovative, visually stunning and entertaining stories, celebrities have jumped at the chance to work on Disney projects.
While you might know of the all-star casts of Disney movies, what you may NOT have realized is that some pretty famous people have lent their talents to Disney shows as well. Whether you grew up watching Disney Channel or you watch Disney Junior with your kids every morning, you’ve seen a Disney show. Here, we’ve got ten of the biggest stars who have been in the shows at some point.
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Nick Offerman is probably best known for his role as Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation. But, you can also hear his voice on Disney XD's 'Gravity Falls' as Agent Powers. Younger Disney viewers would hear him as Whiskers in an episode of Disney Junior's 'Sofia the First.'
Kaley Cuoco has made a name for herself as Penny in CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory.' But, as those nostalgic for the early 2000s remember, Cuoco also voiced Brandy in the Disney Channel show 'Brandy and Mr. Whiskers.' She was also in the DCOM 'Alley Cats Strike' tearing up the lanes with her team.
Wilmer Valderrama, best known for playing Fez from 'That 70s Show' played Uncle Ernesto on Disney Channel's 'Wizards of Waverly Place' alongside Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin. Valderrama also has his own show on Disney Junior, lending his voice to the title character of 'Handy Manny.'
Adam West, better known as Batman, has done a lot since donning the cape. He plays the Wise Old Parrot in Disney Junior's 'Jake and the Neverland Pirates.' For those looking for a bit older Disney, West also played Timothy North, a spoof of West himself, on Disney Channel's 'Kim Possible.'
Seen every Wednesday night as Cameron Tucker on ABC's 'Modern Family', Eric Stonestreet also voices the character of Minimus on Disney Junior's 'Sofia the First.'
Now hosting her own show on NBC, Jane Lynch has been in a number of Disney projects. Lynch did voiceover work as Mrs. Johnson in Disney Channel's 'Phineas and Ferb' and on Disney Junior's 'Handy Manny' as Jackie Greenway.
Beloved for her prickly character of Christina Yang in 'Grey's Anatomy' (or Principal Gupta in Princess Diaries for you superfans) Sandra Oh is also a gifted voice actor. She played Sun Park in Disney Channel's 'American Dragon: Jake Long' and even played Dr. Doofenshmirtz's girlfriend in a few episodes of Disney Channel's 'Phineas and Ferb.'
Mark Hamill became an instant icon after playing Luke Skywalker in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy. Today, he lends his voice to multiple Disney shows, including 'Miles From Tomorrowland' and 'Jake and the Neverland Pirates.'
J.K. Simmons has played a number of roles over the years, earning him an Oscar for his performance in 'Whiplash.' But, back in the glory days, audiences heard J.K. Simmons as Martin Smarty, the founder of SmartyMart on Disney Channel's 'Kim Possible.'
Another Oscar winner, Octavia Spencer is a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. But before she was in 'The Help,' Spencer played Dr. Evillini in Disney Channel's 'Wizards of Waverly Place.' Her name gave her away, but she was still hilarious.