Who’s voicing Rick and Morty?
With Rick and Morty Season 7 in full swing, fans might be wondering: who’s now voicing Rick and Morty? Here’s what you need to know about Justin Roiland’s replacements.
Ever since the news broke that Roiland had been let go of the series he helped to create, fans have been on tenterhooks wondering who would be stepping in as the voice for Rick, Morty, and a whole host of other characters.
The news arrived earlier this year after Roiland was arrested on a count of felony domestic assault dating back to 2020. Although the charges were later dropped, Adult Swim decided to cut ties with him, announcing that co-creator Dan Harmon would now be leading the charge.
Although the network has remained tight-lipped about who would be taking on the voice acting roles, amid the Season 7 premiere, we finally have an answer.
Who’s voicing Rick and Morty?
As is revealed in the credits for Season 7 Episode 1, Ian Cardoni is the new voice of Rick Sanchez and Harry Belden is Morty Smith.
In the opening credits, meanwhile, the words “Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon” have been removed, with just the Rick and Morty logo appearing in its place.
Although we first got to hear the new voices in the Season 7 trailer, Adult Swim wouldn’t reveal who the replacements are up until now.
Fans have mixed feelings towards the new voice actors. On the one hand, viewers were happy that Cardoni and Belden sound similar to Roiland’s iteration of the titular characters.
“If they were the ones speaking in the trailer, great job on the replacements,” wrote one on X/Twitter. “They sounded veryyy similar to the original.”
Another said: “Honestly I legit don’t hear a SIGNIFICANT difference between the pilot voice and his voice so people complaining are of the same vein of people complaining about how the Rick & Morty voices sound different. BARELY IF HARDLY AT ALL?!??? Like these are professional VA’s come on now.”
On the other side of the fence, one fan commented: “I get why @JustinRoiland is no longer with Rick & Morty (even though he’s innocent of all charges), but the new voices aren’t it. Justin brought humor to his acting & his lines that just isn’t there.”
A second chimed in: “The new voices for Rick, Morty, and side characters that Justin Roiland voiced sound awful. Especially Mr poopy butthole. Why even ruin the show like this? Just end it or figure out how to bring Justin back.”
And then there are those who sit in the middle, with some suggesting that while the Rick and Morty replacements are solid, they’re not too keen on the other characters Roiland voiced.
“Watching this new Rick & Morty episode, the new voices for the characters doing a very, VERY good job, that it feels like Roiland himself,” wrote one. “But other characters he voiced also have new ones, and they don’t sound as good. (Looking right at you, Mr. Poopy Butthole’s new voice).”
Rick and Morty Season 7 Episodes 1-2 are out now. You can read more about the series below:
- How to stream Rick and Morty Season 7
- Why did Rick and Morty get new voice actors?
- Rick and Morty Season 7 Rotten Tomatoes
- Rick and Morty Season 7 release schedule
- Who does Hugh Jackman play in Rick and Morty?
- Rick and Morty: The Anime – Everything we know
- Why Rick and Morty Season 7 has “split the fanbase”