Hocus Pocus’ Binx the Cat’s Voice Actor is Stunning in Real Life
Thanks to its fantastic blend of hilarious mischief and welcome campiness, the movie “Hocus Pocus” became a cult favorite. With a lethal combination of magic and revenge, the Sanderson Sisters (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy) travel from the 17th century to contemporary Salem in “Hocus Pocus.”
The evil trio was assumed to have vanished by the time the original movie's credits rolled, but they are set to reappear in its follow-up, “Hocus Pocus 2.” The sisters had to deal with Thackery Binx, a little boy from their century who they cursed to live forever as a talking black cat, in the first movie.
Although the adorable cat in the follow-up has Binx's appearance, it is actually another cat by the name of Cobweb. And no, it won't sound like its predecessor when it speaks. Sean Murray portrayed Binx's human form in “Hocus Pocus,” as fans may already be aware. However, some fans might not be familiar with the voice actor who contributed to the realistic portrayal of Binx's cat form.
Binx is voiced by actor Jason Marsden in “Hocus Pocus.” And because of his lengthy acting background, which features a balanced mix of on-screen and voiceover parts, Marsden not only has a well-known voice but also a very recognizable face.
After his family moved to California from Rhode Island and he enrolled in an acting programme, Marsden started getting acting parts as a young child (via Niche Gamer). The actor began his spectacular voice-acting career with Disney in 1988, lending his voice to Peter Pan in “Peter Pan and the Pirates” and Cavin in “Adventures of the Gummi Bears.”
However, Marsden had the opportunity to work on two of his most famous parts for Disney not long after. Marsden naturally played the voice of Binx in the 1993 film, but in 1995's “A Goofy Movie,” the actor also played Max Goof.
He would play the character again in its sequel, “An Extremely Goofy Movie,” as well as in numerous animated series and video games. The most recent “Saints Row” game and the “Young Justice” television series are only two of the projects that Marsden is currently working on.
In order to take on a variety of television roles, Marsden wasn't afraid to leave the voice-over booth. In fact, the actor made numerous appearances for ABC's TGIF lineup of series in the 1990s.
According to IMDb, Marsden portrayed Nelson Burkhard, D.J. Tanner's (Candace Cameron Bure's) love interest on “Full House.” Additionally, he played Rich Halke, J.T. Lambert's slacker best buddy, in the movie “Step By Step (Brandon Call).