'The Secret Life of Pets': Meet the Voices Behind Each Furry Friend

7:30 AM 7/5/2016

by Jennifer Konerman

From Jenny Slate to Hannibal Buress, find out more about the actors who voice the animated pets and their foes.

The Secret Life of Pets, the new animated film from the team behind Minions, takes a closer look at what cats, dogs, fish and canaries do at home while their owners are away. In this film, they just happen to get in a whole lot of trouble. 

Behind those animal troublemakers are a fleet of actors who voice the characters of Max, his new roommate Duke, and a group of stranded animals led by a scary little rabbit. See which familiar faces voice those cute little animals below. 

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  • Louis C.K.

    Max

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    Louis C.K. voices Max, who sees his peaceful life get disturbed when his owner brings home a new dog, Duke. The comedian has had a big year so far, with his own series Louie, appearing in Portlandia and dropping his surprise series, Horace and Pete this spring. His next FX series, Better Things, is set to premiere on Sept. 8. 

  • Eric Stonestreet

    Duke

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    The Modern Family actor voices Secret Life of Pets' rescue dog Duke, who comes in to ruin a very comfortable lifestyle for Louis C.K.'s Max. Stonestreet was seen earlier this year in HBO's Confirmation alongside Kerry Washington, in which he played Ken Duberstein, a lobbyist brought in to coach Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearings in the '90s. 

  • Jenny Slate

    Gidget

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    The voice behind this fluffy (but dangerous) Pomeranian has had a busy year, also lending her voice to Zootopia's sheep Bellwether and a snake in HBO's Animals. On the human side, Slate also appeared in Girls, Bob's Burgers and Joshy, as well as a turn as Karen Grisham (life coach) in Netflix's Lady Dynamite. 

  • Kevin Hart

    Snowball

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    Comedian Kevin Hart follows up his year of action-comedies Ride Along 2 and Central Intelligence, not to mention his MTV Movie Awards hosting gig, with his role as Snowball, the cute-but-terrifying leader of an underground resistance of undomesticated pets. Next up, Hart is joining Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black for a Jumanji reboot. 

  • Lake Bell

    Chloe

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    Chloe, the lazy neighbor cat, is voiced by Lake Bell, the actress who has also recently lent her talents to BoJack Horseman, Axe Cop, and even wrote, directed and starred in the 2013 voiceover film In a World..

  • Hannibal Buress

    Buddy

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    Other than voicing this dachshund, his comedy special Hannibal Takes Edinburgh and his role on Broad City, comic Hannibal Buress has a busy film schedule, already appearing in Neighbors 2 and The Nice Guys this year, with roles coming up in Baywatch and Spider-Man: Homecoming

  • Bobby Moynihan

    Mel

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    Saturday Night Live's Bobby Moynihan appears as adorable/ruthless pug Mel, and also manages to lend his voice to several shows during the SNL off-season, including The Awesomes, We Bare Bears and Jake and the Never Land Pirates

  • Dana Carvey

    Pops

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    The famous impressionist and SNL veteran voices the elderly Pops, also recently lending his voice to Hotel Transylvania 2, but Carvey's big moment this year might be this May, when he returned to SNL as his famous character, the Church Lady

  • Albert Brooks

    Tiberius

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    Tiberius the red-tailed hawk's Albert Brooks also appeared in this year's other big animated feature, starring in Finding Dory as Marlin, the father of the infamous Nemo. 

  • Steve Coogan

    Ozone

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    Steve Coogan lends his voice to the alley at with a Cockney accent, Ozone, who goes up against Louis C.K.'s Max. Coogan also recently voiced Professor Flux in Minions, and next up will star in An Ideal Home as a married couple with Paul Rudd. 

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