Pixar is one of the greatest movie studios around. The animation in their films has changed so much over the past 27 years. And it was all because of Toy Story. Back in 1995, Pixar was just a small film studio doing small-scale movies. This was until they decided to turn the camera into something else and make an animated film based on toys instead. Since that first movie, Pixar has grown to be one of Hollywood’s premier studios.

Toy Story
Toy Story

Pixar’s Toy Story Cast List:

Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, Annie Potts, John Ratzenberger, John Morris, Erik von Detten, Lauri Metcalf, Sarah Rayne, Jack Angel, and others.

Pixar’s Toy Story Release Date:

22nd November 1995

Directed By:

John Lasseter

Written By:

John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft, and others

Toy Story fans everywhere have been asking a lot of questions and it is no surprise that you are one of them. Naturally, such a beloved film would spark some serious interest in trying to figure out where the most popular characters have been over the years. As a Toy Story fan who wants nothing more than to provide you with little updates as to what has happened with your favorite toys, here is an up-to-date situation report on where the most popular Toy Story actors have been for the last 27 years –

Tom Hanks

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Tom Hanks portrayed Woody in Toy Story

For 27 years now, Tom Hanks has become one of the most influential producers in Hollywood. He has won countless Emmy awards for shows like From the Earth to the Moon, The Pacific, and Band of Brothers. His collection of documentaries on a wide range of topics, from the final decades of the 20th century to the history of cinema, has been a huge hit.

Tim Allen

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Tim Allen portrayed Buzz Lightyear

A veteran standup comedian turned actor, Tim Allen most recently played the role of Mike Baxter in ABC’s popular sitcom Last Man Standing. The show ran from 2011 to 2021 before being canceled after its 194th episode. In addition to his TV and film appearances, Allen is also a co-host on History Channel’s popular program called Assembly Required with his former Home Improvement co-star Richard Kern.

Don Rickles

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Don Rickles portrayed Mr. Potato Head

When legendary comedian Don Rickles passed away in  April 2017, he left behind quite a legacy. Voices of characters like Mr. Potato Head and the angler fish in Finding Nemo and Finding Dory were just a few of many that made his career stand out. From bringing smiles to our faces with laughter and joy to finding comfort in his legacy through watching Toy Story, Rickles touched moviegoers across generations.

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Jim Varney

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Jim Varney portrayed Slinky Dog

Most known for his portrayal of the lovable titular character from the Ernest movies, Jim Varney’s final performance was captured in Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire. As a result of his apparent demise, the role of Slinky Dog was taken over by Blake Clark starting with the 2010 release of Toy Story 3.

Wallace Shawn

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Wallace Shawn portrayed Rex

Out of the magnificent area that is known as Pixar, Shawn has remained hard at work on other ventures including more recent movies like Marriage Story and The Addams Family 2. As if that wasn’t enough, Shawn has also been busy with TV appearances in shows such as Young Sheldon, in which he plays Dr. Sturgis.

John Ratzenberger

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Ratzenberger portrayed Hamm

After Toy Story, John took over some smaller and one-off roles on shows such as Bob Hearts Abishola and Mom. Ratzenberger has done a variety of voice acting in recent years but is most well-known for his role Woody in Disney Pixar’s Toy Story franchise. He is often the popular choice when casting someone to voice a background character on various animated television series and films.

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Annie Potts

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Annie Potts portrayed Bo Peep

In recent years, Annie Potts’ career as an actress has been just as busy as her time spent in Hollywood. Her filmography includes movies like Humor Me, Arlo the Alligator Boy, Happy Anniversary, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife. In Ghostbuster, she returns to the franchise alongside other cast members including Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver.

John Morris

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John Morris portrayed Andy Davis

Before he got the chance to audition for his iconic role as Andy in Toy Story, John Morris was an actor still at the beginning of his career. He couldn’t have been more prepared for the audition – Stuart Little had just come out and he read that book to Tom and Jane every single night before bed! The rest is history. Recently, he returned for Toy Story 4 that released in 2019. Post that, he has been found playing some brief roles in animated projects like Timon and Pumbaa at the Movies.

Erik Von Detten

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Erik portrayed Sid Phillips

Detten made his final acting performance as Sid Phillips in 2010’s Toy Story 3. Now that he’s retired, the star decided it was a good idea to go back to his roots and try something new. In March 2021, he revealed in an interview that he finally went into finance after many years of thinking about the path that would lead him to success.

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Laurie Metcalf

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Laurie Metcalf portrayed Mrs. Davis

Metcalf has put her talents to use in many different ways throughout the years. She is known as a stage actress and has had roles in popular shows such as The Big Bang Theory. In recent years, Metcalf has also acted in several hit films including Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri amongst others.

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