What do you call the people who provide voices for cartoon characters?
What is their job called?
vocalist? voicer? voice actor?
Someone who is dubbing is doing the translated dialogue in their own language for a film originally produced in another language.
Someone who is a voice actor is doing an original dialogue in their own language.
I must admit I hadn't met the term "voice actor" before. On film credits I'm used to seeing the phrase 'the voice of N', or 'N was voiced by'.
I just noticed this. There is such a word, but a vocalist doesn't do this job. A vocalist is a member of a group, who usually isn't the 'lead singer'. For example, Jack Bruce was the lead singer of Cream, with backing vocals supplied by Eric Clapton; Clapton is probably more noted as a guitarist, but he is also a vocalist. Ringo Starr was also a vocalist with the Beatles, but when in later life he read for the TV series and films about Thomas the Tank Engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia he wasn't a vocalist.