The Simpsons is probably the most legendary cartoon of all time, which the cast picking up massive pay cheques. Despite the huge legacy of the show though, not very many of the cast are actually recognisable. Big fans would be able to pick them out on the street, but the average Joe probably couldn't even pick them out of the line up.
In some cases, the cast just lend their voice to a small handful of voices, but for some of the most talented actors on the roster, they bring Springfield to life all by themselves. It's fascinating to read the cast list and see the range of voices some of the actors bring to life.
The show is still going, well, not strong, but certainly it's still going. 31 seasons in, while it's not of Golden Age quality anymore, there's still a lot of laughs to be had still. The show remains a pinnacle of animation, even if its best days are behind them.
With a few notable (and sometimes rather tragic) exceptions, a great deal of the cast have been there since the beginning, and have been with the show through thick and thin.
13. Kelsey Grammer (Sideshow Bob)
Kelsey Grammer only voices one character in the cast, and is really more of a recurring guest than a recurring cast member like some other actors here. However, with Sideshow Bob being such an iconic Simpsons alum, Grammer simply had to be included.
Sideshow Bob has been in 23 different episodes of the show, each time one per season, making him one of the most prolific guest characters. Second only to the Treehouse episodes, Sideshow Bob episodes are a fantastic part of any given season of The Simpsons.
Recently, Sideshow Bob’s episode ‘Gone Boy’ was The Simpsons’ 2018 Emmy nominee, showing he can still bring high quality entertainment. Undoubtedly up and down across his long running time on the show, Bob remains one of the most popular characters.
Cape Feare, Brother From Another Series, Krusty Gets Busted and Black Widower are probably the best of his offerings, though later instalments The Italian Bob and Gone Boy prove he still has it.