How to Train Your Dragon is a huge franchise that people just love. It’s full of lessons, adventures, and a vivid play of imagination that people generally relate to and like. Of course, it’s only natural that the people behind the voices of our favorite characters are also a standout. With the third and final film of the trilogy coming out very soon, let’s take a look at the people behind our cherished individuals. Some of them have been around ever since the first movie and there are some of them that are new to the role. Check out the cast of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World:
Jay Baruchel as Hiccup
Been there since day one of the franchise, Jay Baruchel voices the only and only Hiccup, our main protagonist. Baruchel has several movies up his belt like She’s Out of My League, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, This is the End, and many more.
America Ferrera as Astrid
The feisty Astrid is voiced by sweetheart, America Ferrera. America is an actress, a voice actress, a producer, and a fashion model. Talk about talent overkill. She’s starred in long-running series Ugly Betty back in 2006 (it ended in 2010) and she’s also in Superstore that ran since 2015. Her movies include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and many more.
F. Murray Abraham as Grimmel
Grimmel is a new character in the movie. His ruthless personality makes him the worst of all dragon hunters. His widespread reputation is all thanks to the fact that he drove the Night Fury race to the brink of extinction. For such a supervillain, F. Murray Abraham is the perfect person for it. Abraham has been in several movies including Amadeus and Scarface. He also stars in famous TV Series’ like Homeland.
Cate Blanchett as Valka
Cate Blanchett needs no introduction. This Australian beauty is an extraordinary actress and her films are almost all a success. She’s the perfect Valka as she’s headstrong and definitely is ahead of her game. It’s hard to name all of her films but you probably recognize more her in The Lord of the Rings trilogy as Galadriel and the Stepmother in the live-action film, Cinderella. Another notable role that you’d probably remember her at is Hela, MCU’s Thor Odinson’s powerful yet evil sister.
Gerard Butler as Stoick
Gerard Butler has been in the industry for so long so hearing his voice isn’t that surprising. He’s starred in action films, drama, comedy, and so much more so it comes as no surprise that he voiced super Viking (and Hiccup’s dad) Stoick the Vast. In fact, he was the first to be cast for the HTTYD franchise. He has played significant roles in movies such as Olympus Has Fallen, The Ugly Truth, and 300. Gerard was originally studying law at Glasgow University before he eventually switched to acting.
Craig Ferguson as Gobber
With his trademark phrase of “TV’s Craig Ferguson”, this actor is established as one of Great Britain’s leading comedian since 1994. Craig Ferguson plays the role of Gobber in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise. He fits his character perfectly well, especially with the thick accent. Aside from the HTTYD franchise, Ferguson is also known to lend his voice to other great shows. He voiced characters in TV series such as Roddy MacStew in Freakazoid!, Epsilon in Hercules, Samuel T. Philander in The Legend of Tarzan, and Susan Boil in Futurama. Craig Ferguson was the host of the long-running show The Late, Late Night Show With Craig Ferguson.
Jonah Hill as Snotlout
A versatile actor who can basically do anything, Jonah Hill can act in comedies, action films, even serious ones. It definitely does not come as a surprise that he still continues to voice cocky Snotlout Jorgenson in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise. He has a lot of notable films but you might recognize him even more in 21 Jump Street and its sequel 22 Jump Street alongside Channing Tatum. He also had roles in the films The Wolf of Wall Street and Superbad.
Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Fishlegs
Another versatile actor among the cast of the HTTYD franchise, Christopher Mintz-Plasse continues to give us an eargasm with his voice acting talent. He’s such a great voice actor that Dreamworks doesn’t find it necessary to find a replacement for him in voicing Fishlegs. Of course, voice acting isn’t the only trade that Christopher is good at. He is an even better actor. As proof of that, he has starred in movies such as Kick Sure, he’s a great voice actor, with him voicing Fishlegs as proof but he’s also an even better actor, starring in movies like Superbad, Pitch Perfect, Kickass 1 & 2, and Fright Night.
Kristen Wiig as Ruffnut
If you are one of the avid fans of Saturday Night Live, then you should be familiar with the person who owns the voice behind HTTYD’s Ruffnut Thorston, the conniving half of the notorious fraternal Thorston twin. Kristen Wiig has always tickled our funny bones in the said comedy show. Of course, she brings us the best of her talents in the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy. Other notable films that Kristen is known for include Bridesmaids, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Martian, and many more.
Kit Harington as Eret
This dapper man has always been a favorite of many. After several years of playing Ned Stark’s bastard son and secret heir to the Targaryen throne in Game of Thrones, Kit Harington became a household name. Probably, he is even more famous by his name on the show – Jon Snow. Aside from his thick curls and beautiful face (that probably landed his GOT role), his thick accent is perfect for Eret, a former Dragon Trapper who completely reformed and joined the Dragon Riders.
Justin Rupple as Tuffnut
The dragon rider of the Hideous Zippleback Barf and Belch, Tuffnut Thorston is the fraternal twin of Ruffnut. In the first two installments of How To Train Your Dragon, T.J. Miller lent his voice for the said character. However, in the Hidden World, director Dean DeBlois recast the role of Tuffnut and Justin Rupple successfully landed the role. His acting credits include Battle for Incheon: Operation Chromite, Partners (TV series), and What If Catcalls Were Cheeseburgers (short).
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is directed by Dean DeBlois and is under Dreamworks. It is the third and final installment of the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy. It had a budget of $126 million and raked $140 million in the box office.