Who Are the Voices Behind ‘Finding Nemo’ Characters?

The Disney movie Finding Nemo was a fan favorite family movie. Finding Nemo is full of prolific, flamboyant, and entertaining characters and personalities. The different characters have actors lending their voices to the characters that come alive to the viewers on the screen.

The actors who gave the main characters their voices:

For starters, Albert Brooks lent his voice to the character of Marlin, who was a clownfish who was separated from his son Nemo. Brooks also lent his voice to other roles and movies, like The Simpsons or Doctor Doolittle, according to IMDb.

'Finding Nemo' on a screen behind the NY Philharmonic
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Marlin’s son Nemo, who got lost from his father and went on a grand adventure to be reunited, had his voice given to him by Alexander Gould. Gould has done many other voiceover pieces to his credit, such as Curious George, Bambi II, and The Life & Times of Tim, as well as an on-screen part in the movie Weeds

Dory was voiced by the lovable Ellen DeGeneres, who brought her famed vocals to the charming character that captured fan’s hearts. Dory is the often-forgetful, comical pacific regal blue tang that helps Nemo find his father throughout the movie.

Fans so adored dory that she even got her own spinoff called Finding Dory, which the beloved DeGeneres also voiced.

The actors who voiced the other sea creatures in the movie:

William Dafoe played the voice of Gill, the wise fish, which is one of the oldest fish living in the tank, and Brad Garrett played the voice of Bloat, who was the puff fish that Nemo met on his journey to be reunited with his dad.

Allison Janney played the voice of the starfish Peach in the movie. Peach accompanied Nemo and Dory on parts of their journey through the fish tank.

Other prolific voices in the movie include Austin Pendleton playing Gurgle, Stephen Root playing Bubble, Vicki Lewis playing Deb, Joe Ranft voicing Jacques, Geoffrey Rush voicing Nigel, Andrew Stanton playing Crush, and Elizabeth Perkins lending her voice to play Coral.

Each character has their own prolific personality:

Finding Nemo is made even more prolific because each character has their own unique personality and story to tell, along with Nemo’s adventure to reunite with his father. Gurgle is a gamma fish with a nervous personality.

Bubble is a yellow tang fish with a particular love of air bubbles that leads to his distraction as he plays with them, and Deb is a confused damselfish that has a habit of mistaking her reflection in the glass for a fish that doesn’t exist who she named Flo. 

Jacques is the shrimp that helps keep the tank clean and takes care of hygiene matters to keep everyone healthy. Nigel is the pelican who saves both Marlin and Dory from the tank and brings them to Marlin’s son Nemo, washed out into the ocean.

In the movie, crush is the super sea turtle that Marlin and Dory ride when they have to go long distances through the ocean. Coral is Nemo’s mother, who passes away at the beginning of the movie.

Voice-overs make the movie richer for audiences:

The voice-overs in Finding Nemo help keep the movie alive and rich for viewers. Viewers love the different voices and the personalities of the characters that come to life throughout the movie, as Marlin stops at no end to find his son and be reunited with him.


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All the obstacles on the way don’t deter Marlin, and he finds a cast of willing and helpful characters who are willing to help him find his son in this exciting, feel-good movie that fans will cherish for years to come.