Who Are Turkey's Most Famous 10 (Ten) Voice Over Artists?
Turkish voice actor They are the secret heroes of the cinema, which is considered successful around the world and carries our country to the top in dubbing and dubbing. They are the sounds we have been familiar with since our childhood, the memories that you say "I remember this sound from somewhere" when we hear it.
So how well do we know Turkish voice actors? Who are these artists from around the world who have made our country's name "successful" in dubbing and dubbing? In which fields are there voice actors? First of all, what is dubbing and dubbing, what is the difference between them?
What is Voice Over? What does a voice actor do?
Voiceover is also known as off-camera commentary. In short, voice-over is a production technique used in fine arts such as cinema, documentary, anime, cartoon, theater, or in marketing such as advertising film, product information, without a physical equivalent of the sound. The field of voice-over work is anything that tells you. In other words, you can hear the work of voice actors in subway announcements, commercials, documentary voiceovers, etc. For detailed information on this What is Voice Over? How To Check out our article. (Source)
What is Dubbing?
Also known as dubbing microphone acting. For this reason, in addition to voice acting, the theatrical abilities of the artist come into play. In dubbing, there is a character corresponding to the voice. A dubbing artist is an artist who transfers a foreign language visual work to the local language, while conveying not only the language but also the culture (Source: About dubbing artists and translation). For more detailed information on this “Microphone Acting” Check out our article.
There are also theater actors among the voice actors to be described here. Therefore, the top 10 dubbing and voice actors have been compiled in this list. In this compilation, you can see people who have worked in a wide range such as female voice actors, cartoon voice actors and documentary voice actors.
Mazlum Kiper, Memorized with Documentary Voice Over
Born in Istanbul in 1946, Kiper studied theater and acting in Sweden and returned to Turkey. The master artist, who took part in the voice cast of the world's most watched and loved films such as The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, also worked as an art director at the City Theatres.
It would be unfair for us to count Mazlum Kiper only among documentary voice actors. Kiper is also among the successful Turkish dubbing artists. The characters voiced by Mazlum Kiper are as follows:
- Harry Potter Series – Hagrid
- The Lord of the Rings – Saruman
- SpongeBob – Mr. Crab
- Avatar , Legend of Korra Zaheer
- Ghost Rider – Carter Slade
- Star Wars – Qui-Gon Jinn
Of course, this list is only the visible side of a whole art life. Of course, Mazlum Kiper's filmography on dubbing is not limited to this. Some of Mazlum Kiper's voiceovers and the most famous ones are as follows:
- National Geographic Wild
- TRT Documentary: The Perfect Balance
Voiceover Artist Uğur Taşdemir, known as Native Nicolas Gage
Uğur Taşdemir, also known as the local Nicolas Cage, was born in 1965. Although he is a graduate of Istanbul University Finance, his love for theater, which started from childhood, led him to become a voice actor. Of course, master theater actor Selim Naşit Özcan, who saw the light in Uğur Taşdemir, had a big share in this orientation!
The most famous characters of Uğur Taşdemir's microphone acting as a dubbing artist are as follows:
- Squid Game – Sang Hun
- Better Call Saul – Saul Goodman
- Pirates of the Caribbean (Dead Man's Chest) – Will Turner
Uğur Taşdemir gave life to Nicolas Cage's voice in 50-odd films of Nicolas Cage.
Cartoon Voiceover Artist Stone Age Wilma Flintstone's Voice – Müge Oruçkaptan
Müge Oruçkaptan, who made a name for herself in the broadcasting world as a TRT presenter, is also a cartoon voice actor. Müge Oruçkaptan, the voice of Wilma Flintstone, wife of Fred Flintstone in the Stone Age cartoon, makes her mark on our list of the most famous dubbing artists.
Müge Oruçkaptan is also a well-known artist in advertising dubbing. In addition to all these, Oruçkaptan, who is also successful in front of the camera, has an important place among both a cinema artist and Turkish female voice actors.
Julia Roberts's Voice Turkish Female Voice Over Artist My sweetheart Coskun Candaner
Coşkun Candaner, who had numerous first prizes in the field of rhythmic gymnastics before his career in theater and voice acting, is making a name for himself by voicing famous names such as Julia Roberts.
Birtanem Coşkun Candaner, who is identified with Julie Roberts among Turkish female dubbing artists, is a successful name not only in dubbing but also in dubbing. Some of the characters voiced by Candaner, who gave life to the leading character of the soap operas that swept Turkey in the nineties, are as follows:
- Maria Mercedes-Thalia
- Kate Winslet – Titanic
- Jessica Alba – Dark Angel
- Keira Knightley-
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
- Teletubbies – Poo
Marilyn Monroe's Voice Turkish Female Voice Over Artist Zeynep Ozden Ayyildiz
Zeynep Özden Ayyıldız, who gave voice to many iconic actresses such as Marilyn Monroe, was born in 1965. Özden Ayyıldız graduated from Istanbul University State Conservatory Theater Department and also taught in the talent competition program called Stars of Turkey.
Zeynep Özden Ayyıldız gave life to Turkish and foreign characters with her voice. His career includes cult films such as The Lord of the Rings and The Matrix. The films voiced by Zeynep Özden Ayyıldız are as follows:
- Hancook – Charlize Theron
- Harry Potter (The Half-Blood Prince) – Bellatrix
- Sex and the City – Sarah Jessica Parker
- Wild Wild West – Salma Hayek
- Asterix and Oburix – Monica Belucci
- The Lord of the Rings – Galadriel
- Kill Bill – Uma Thurman
Voiceover Artist and Microphone Actor Murat Şen, the most memorable with Fight Club
The voice of famous actresses such as Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise, Murat Şen's voice is as charismatic as these actors! Turkey's famous voice actor, born in Istanbul in 1972, most recently voiced the character of Jhin in League of Legends.
We have heard Murat Şen's voice in almost all classic and dominant movies. Murat Şen, who is also among the cartoon voice actors, has his name written in golden letters as a dubbing artist in Turkish productions such as Aynalı Tahir and Kurtlar Vadisi.
The movies and characters voiced by Murat Şen are as follows:
- Fight Club – Tyler Durden
- Forrest Gump – Forrest Gump
- Matrix – Neo
- Mind Games – John Forbes Nash
- The Lord of the Rings – Legolas
- Pirates of the Caribbean Series – Jack Sparrow
- Harry Potter (Prisoner of Azkaban) – Sirius Black
- Constantine – John Constantine
Gandalf's Voice Turkish Theater Actor and Voice actor Istem Betil
Istemi Betil, who lost her life in 2011, has managed to be engraved in our memories with the character of Laz Ziya in the Valley of the Wolves. Betil, who has voiced many male characters throughout her life, has left us amazed with her Gandalf performance.
So who did Istemil Betil sing? Let's see together:
- The Lord of the Rings (The Return of the King) – Gandalf
- The Lord of the Rings (The Two Towers) – Gandalf
- Mind Games – Helinger
- Little Agha – Esref Kolçak