Quasimodo (Tom Hulce)
Disney’s 1996 adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame found its Quasimodo in Tom Hulce. The actor came into the gig after earning big-screen credits for Animal House, Amadeus, Parenthood, Fearless, and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Hulce returned to the role for The Hunchback of Notre Dame II and went on to appear in Stranger Than Fiction and Jumper.
Esmeralda (Demi Moore)
Demi Moore lent her voice to The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Esmeralda, a woman who finally Treats Quasimodo with respect. Before joining the animated favorite, Moore appeared in St. Elmo’s Fire, About Last Night…, We’re No Angels, Nothing But Trouble, A Few Good Men, Indecent Proposal, Disclosure, and Now and Then. Moore famously continued her box office run after Hunchback with titles like Striptease, G.I. Jane, Deconstructing Harry, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Bobby, and Mr. Brooks.
Captain Phoebus (Kevin Kline)
Kevin Kline joined The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Captain Phoebus, a kind-hearted captain of the guard who is in love with Esmeralda. Kline took on the voice gig after previously earning credits for The Big Chill, Silverado, Cry Freedom, Sophie’s Choice, A Fish Called Wanda, I Love You to Death, Grand Canyon, Chaplin, Dave, and French Kiss. After Hunchback, Kline earned Golden Globe nominations for In & Out and De-Lovely, and topped the box office with Wild Wild West, The Pink Panther, and No Strings Attached.
Judge Claude Frollo (Tony Jay)
Tony Jay made a villainous turn in The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Judge Claude Frollo, a man with little tolerance for those who are unlike him. A prolific actor, Jay earned earlier credits for Love and Death, Time Bandits, Twins, My Stepmother Is an Alien, Beauty and the Beast, and Mighty Max, and went on to lend his voice to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Savage Dragon, Mighty Ducks, The Rugrats Movie, Recess: School’s Out, ReBoot, House of Mouse, and Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends, before he passed away at the age of 73 in 2006.
Hugo (Jason Alexander)
In the midst of his run as George Costanza on Seinfeld, Jason Alexander voiced Hugo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He brought the gargoyle (who is joined by fellow living stone figures Victor and Laverne) to the big screen after making previous appearances in The Burning, The Mosquito Coast, Pretty Woman, Jacob’s Ladder, Coneheads, The Paper, North, The Last Supper, and Dunston Checks In. Alexander said goodbye to George in 1998, and went on to earn credits for The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, Listen Up, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Grand, Wild Card, and The Grinder.
Victor (Charles Kimbrough)
Charles Kimbrough joined Jason Alexander as Victor, a fellow gargoyle, after picking up gigs in The Front, Kojak, and Switching Channels. Kimbrough, who spent 10 years on Murphy Brown as Jim Dial, landed subsequent credits for Recess: School’s Out, The Wedding Planner, The Hunchback of Notre Dame II, and Marci X.
Laverne (Mary Wickes)
Mary Wickes rounds out the trio of gargoyles as Laverne, a part she took after more than 50 years in the industry. The actress, who made her on-screen debut in the ’30s, boasted pre-Hunchback turns in The Man Who Came to Dinner, Now, Voyager, On Moonlight Bay, White Christmas, The Halls of Ivy, The Gertrude Berg Show, Father Dowling Mysteries, Sister Act, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, and Little Women. Wickes made her final big-screen appearance in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as she died at the age of 85 months before the film’s release.
Clopin (Paul Kandel)
Paul Kandel found his spot in The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Clopin the storyteller. Kandel, who is best known as a stage actor thanks to appearances in The Visit, The Who’s Tommy, Titanic, and Jesus Christ Superstar, also earned on-screen credits for Jesus Christ Superstar and The Hunchback of Notre Dame II.
Archdeacon (David Ogden Stiers)
David Ogden Stiers voiced the cathedral’s Archdeacon in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a character who often comes to the aid of others. Before joining the animated flick, Stiers earned credits for M*A*S*H, The First Olympics: Athens 1896, Better Off Dead…, North and South, Beauty and the Beast, Doc Hollywood, The Accidental Tourist, and Pocahontas. He went on to land roles in Everyone Says I Love You, Jungle 2 Jungle, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, The Majestic, Lilo & Stitch, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, and The Dead Zone.
Djali (Frank Welker)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame tapped Frank Welker to voice the goat Djali. Welker played the animal character with dozens of credits to his name. He picked up pre-Hunchback gigs in Scooby Doo, Where Are You!, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Inspector Gadget, G.I. Joe, Centurions, The Transformers, Bionic Six, The Smurfs, DuckTales, Alvin & the Chipmunks, Animaniacs, Beauty and the Beast, The Real Ghostbusters, Muppet Babies, Tiny Toon Adventures, and Garfield and Friends. He continued his voice work after the film, lending his vocals to Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Gargoyles, Space Jam, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Mulan, Doug’s 1st Movie, House of Mouse, Dexter’s Laboratory, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Transformers Prime, Futurama, and Curious George.