Will Ferrell and 5 Other Hollywood Actors You Forgot Know How to Sing

By hitting the talk show circuit or social media, celebrities give themselves the opportunity to share a bit about their work, personal lives, and side interests. Some of your favorite actors have interesting backstories and hobbies, but many have multiple talents that you either didn’t know about or you’ve totally forgotten. Just look at Joe Pesci and his latest album as an example.

Though we’re used to seeing these people channel themselves into characters for the big and small screen, some venture outside of that lane and into the world of singing. And when they do, it’s pretty impressive. Here’s a short list of Hollywood actors whose voices are serviceable enough to drop an album.

Will Ferrell
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Will Ferrell

Most of the time when fans see Ferrell, he’s doing what he does best by cracking people up in some silly role. But let’s not forget that he made audiences sit up in their seats with his rendition of “Love Me Sexy” in Semi-Pro when he played Jackie Moon. And you also have to acknowledge the skill he exhibits in Step Brothers with “Por Ti Volare”. No offense to Andrea Bocelli. Go ahead and re-watch both movies to remind yourself, but you’ll have a hard time containing your laughter.

Brie Larson

Before she was a superhero, Brie Larson was fronting bands and pumping out music videos. Who knows if she’ll ever tap into those singing chops again in a Marvel movie like she did for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, but if you’re a rock fan, you can wish for her next MCU film to be a rock opera.

Oscar Isaac

Hand him a guitar or a microphone and Isaac will take it away. You might have seen him in Inside Llewyn Davis where he showed off his folk music stylings alongside Justin Timberlake, or in 10 Years. Although you won’t catch him singing in Star Wars (that we know of), you should be able to dig up a clip of him on the web belting out the Star Wars theme.

Emmy Rossum

Rossum is probably etched in your mind as Fiona Gallagher from Shameless, but the actress can carry a tune as demonstrated when she was in the film The Phantom of the Opera. It is opera no less, which is not the easiest genre to master.

Eddie Murphy

When you hear Eddie Murphy singing in a movie, he’s not just fooling around. Back in the ‘80s, he gifted the world with “Party All the Time” and the smoldering “Put Your Mouth On Me,” but that wasn’t the end of his foray into the music. There’s a reason he was chosen to play in Dreamgirls and he’s continued to showcase his singing talents over the years with songs like “Red Light” (featuring Snoop) and “Oh Jah Jah.”

Amanda Seyfried

Though her singing is featured in a number of movies and soundtracks, don’t forget that Seyfried can rock the mic live too. Skate through Spotify or YouTube and you’ll see why fans love to give her props for her vocals.