If you are like any number of parents who have found themselves watching Paw Patrol: The Movie in theaters or on Paramount+ since it was released, you are probably wondering where you’ve seen, or at least heard the voice actors before. While some of the voices — Kim Kardashian, Tyler Perry, Dax Shepard, and even Jimmy Kimmel — may sound familiar, other members of the Paw Patrol: The Movie voice cast probably have you scratching your head trying to figuring out why they sound so familiar. Well, freak out no more (at least not that much), as we have put together a quick yet comprehensive guide of the full cast and why you think you’ve heard their voices before.
Iain Armitage - Chase
Taking on the role of Chase, the German Shepherd police pup in Paw Patrol: The Movie is Iain Armitage. If Chase’s voice sounds awfully familiar it most likely means your are either a fan of Young Sheldon or have watched the show in passing at one point or another since the Big Bang Theory spinoff took to the air in 2017. Outside of his portrayal of a younger yet just as smart and opinionated Sheldon Cooper on the hit CBS comedy series, Armitage has appeared on the hit HBO series Big Little Lies as Ziggy Chapman. The young actor, who has already built up quite a filmography at this point in his career, also provided the voice of a young Shaggy Rogers in the 2020 animated comedy Scoob!.
Marsai Martin - Liberty
Liberty, the savvy Dachshund from Adventure City who becomes the newest member of the elite K-9 task force in Paw Patrol: The Movie, is voiced by Marsai Martin. Prior to the new animated adventure, Martin voiced characters in movies like Spirit Untamed and television programs such as Goldie and Bear, The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show, Elena of Avalor, and DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders. Not a big children’s animation fan? Well, you will then most likely recognized Martin from her decorated performance on black-ish or the 2019 comedy Little, which earned her multiple accolades, including two NAACP Image Awards.
Ron Pardo - Mayor Humdinger
Bringing to life the villainous Mayor Humdinger (as well as Paw Patrol ally Cap’n Turbot) is voice actor Ron Pardo. A fixture of the franchise for years prior to the release of Paw Patrol: The Movie, Pardo has voiced multiple characters on the popular children’s show going back to its beginnings in 2013. Working mostly in animation voice-over work, Pardo has lent his talents to shows like PJ Masks, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, and multiple others over the years. You may also recognize Pardo from the 2007 remake of Hairspray which saw him take on the role of the Good Morning Baltimore TV show host.
Yara Shahidi - Kendra Wilson
Taking on the role of Kendra Wilson, the female scientist who comes up with all the great tech and gear used by the fearless pups in Paw Patrol: The Movie is Yara Shahidi. Over the years, Shahidi has appeared in movies ranging from satirical comedies like Butter to action thrillers like Alex Cross and multiple animated features in between. The actress, model, and activist, however, is probably mostly known for her turn as Zoey Johnson on black-ish, a role which has earned the young star a great deal of praise throughout its run including an NAACP Image Award in 2015. Shaidi also plays Johnson in the black-ish spinoff series grown-ish.
Kim Kardashian - Delores
Delores, the poodle working in an animal shelter in Paw Patrol: The Movie, is voiced by socialite and reality TV star Kim Kardashian, arguably one of the most recognizable voices and names attached to the animated feature film. If you have been on the internet, watched television, read magazines while waiting in the grocery store checkout lane, or have simply been alive the past 15 years, chances are you know Kardashian for one reason or another. Outside of Keeping up with the Kardashians (which finally came to an end in June 2021) and its various spinoff series, Kardashian has appeared on countless other reality programs as well as a few movies, including Disaster Movie and Deep in the Valley.
Tyler Perry - Gus
If you saw Gus in Paw Patrol: The Movie and thought to yourself, “Wow, that sounds a lot like Madea,” you would be right. The truck driver saved by Chase and the gang in the new animated feature is voiced by none other than Tyler Perry, one of the most powerful names in Hollywood as well as one of the most generous names in show business. Over the years, Perry has written, directed, produced, and starred in countless productions including his iconic Madea character, including Diary of a Mad Black Woman, A Madea Family Funeral, and many, many others. Perry has also shown up in movies like Vice, Gone Girl, and Alex Cross over the years and doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.
Dax Shepard - Ruben
Actor, writer, director, and host of the Armchair Expert podcast Dax Shepard shows up in Paw Patrol: The Movie (or at least his voice does) as Ruben, one of two bodyguards working for Mayor Humdinger who attempt to keep the pups out of downtown Adventure City. Ever since breaking out as the resident prankster on the MTV show Punk’d in 2003, Shepard has remained one of the busiest and most popular names on television, showing up in shows like Parenthood and Bless This Mess to name just a couple. Shepard’s film work has been just as strong over the years, with appearances in movies like Zathura: A Space Adventure, CHiPs, and Idiocracy.
Randall Park - Butch
Voicing Butch, the second of Mayor Humdinger’s bodyguards, is Randall Park, who has been on quite a run the past few years with movies like Always Be My Maybe, Long Shot, and a little something called the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After making his debut in the MCU as Jimmy Woo in Ant-Man and the Wasp in 2018, Park went on to become one of the major players in the WandaVision supporting cast. Outside of that, Park has shown up on everything from The Office to Veep and Fresh Off the Boat to The Mindy Project over the years, as well as others you may have forgotten.
Jimmy Kimmel - Marty Muckraker
Late night talk show host and media personality Jimmy Kimmel shows up in Paw Patrol: The Movie as Marty Muckraker, the news anchor of the Adventure City News Network. Kimmel’s rise to fame got started in 1997 when he became the co-host of the Comedy Central quiz show Win Ben Stein’s Money. After that, Kimmel became the co-host of The Man Show alongside Adam Corolla from 1999 to 2003, at which point he became the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which has been on the air ever since. Over the years, Kimmel has played versions of himself in movies like Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Sandy Wexler, and Dads, as well as major roles in The Boss Baby and The Boss Baby: Family Business.
Will Brisbin - Ryder
Taking on the role of Ryder, the human boy who keeps the Paw Patrol together, is relative newcomer Will Brisbin. Prior to joining the Paw Patrol: The Movie cast, Brisbin appeared in a handful of movie and television projects, including Abducted, Breathing Through a Straw, and Forbidden Playground. He will next appear in the TV movie Life Undercover.
Keegan Hedley - Rubble
Voicing Rubble, the appropriately named construction pup in Paw Patrol: The Movie is Keegan Hedley, who has been portraying the character on the Paw Patrol TV show since 2017. Outside of Adventure City, Hedley has voiced the titular character on Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, appeared on Odd Squad, and several other programs over the years. Hedley will also soon appear on SyFy’s Chucky series.
Lilly Bartlam - Skye
Skye, the Cockapoo aviator pup in Paw Patrol: The Movie, is voiced by Lilly Bartlam, who has played the character since joining the show’s cast in 2019. Bartlam also provides voice-work on Total DramaRama and previously appeared on Dot.
Kingsley Marshall - Marshall
Marshall, the firefighting Dalmatian pup in Paw Patrol: The Movie, is voiced by Kingsley Marshall, who has portrayed the character since joining the show’s case in 2019.
Callum Shoniker - Rocky
Taking on the role of Rocky, the recycling-obsessed dog in Paw Patrol: The Movie, is Callum Shoniker. Over the years, Shoniker has provided voice-work for shows like Go, Dog, Go, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and even the Paw Patrol TV show, thought he played a different character than the one in the movie. He also portrayed James Ginsburg in the 2018 biographical drama On the Basis of Sex.
Shayle Simons - Zuma
And then there is Shayle Simons, who portrays the aquatic rescue dog named Zuma in Paw Patrol: The Movie. In addition to appearing on the TV show that inspired the movie, Simons has also acted on shows like Llama Llama, Corn and Peg, and Let’s Go Luna over the years.
This is just a portion of the Paw Patrol: The Movie cast as there are numerous other actors who provide voice-work throughout family friendly animated feature film. If you want to know what will be following Paw Patrol, check out our rundown of all the 2021 movie premiere dates.