Easily-recognizable names: Angela Lansbury, Brian Blessed, James Earl Jones, Christopher Lee, Sean Astin, Bruce Boxleitner, and for the "not on a par with those stars, but we know his name (and his dad)" category, James Patrick Stewart.
I am now officially in awe of Katheryn Beaumont, original voice actor for Alice [in wonderland] and Wendy in Peter Pan. Alice was released in 1951. When she was recorded as Alice and Wendy for Kingdom Hearts, she was over sixty-- yet she sounded exactly the same as when she was ten. Gah.
I am strangely delighted to know she is still living in SoCal, where she has been an elementary school teacher for over 30 years.
Again, yes, I wish to beat Square-enix for getting ONE bad voice actor for Aeris when all the rest are adequate to superstar. (Cid I don't mind so much, but Aeris is dreadful.)