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The Actor Who Voices Binx The Cat From Hocus Pocus Is Gorgeous In Real Life

Few movies get everyone in the proper Halloween spirit, like Disney's 1993 film, "Hocus Pocus." Although not exactly a box-office smash upon its premiere, the movie became a cult classic due to its excellent mix of comedic hijinks and welcome campy vibes. "Hocus Pocus" focuses on the return of the Sanderson Sisters (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy) from the 17th century to modern-day Salem with a potent mix of spells and vengeance. We initially thought we'd seen the last of the diabolical trio by the time the credits rolled in the first film, but they are due to return in the upcoming sequel "Hocus Pocus 2."

"Hocus Pocus 2" does thankfully feature the return of Midler, Parker, and Najimy as the Sandersons, but fans will notice the disappearance of a particular black cat. In the first film, the sisters had to contend with the character Thackery Binx, a young boy from their century who they cursed to live forever as a talking black cat. The cute feline featured in the sequel looks like Binx but is instead a different cat named Cobweb. And no, we will not hear it speak like its predecessor. 

Fans may already know that Sean Murray played Binx's human form in "Hocus Pocus." However, some fans might be unfamiliar with the voice actor who helped bring Binx's cat form to life.

Jason Marsden is the voice of many people's childhood

Actor Jason Marsden is the one who voices Binx in "Hocus Pocus." And thanks to his extensive acting resume that includes a healthy mix of onscreen and voicing roles, Marsden has not only a well-known voice but also a very familiar face. Marsden quickly began picking up acting roles as a child after moving to California from Rhode Island with his parents and signing up for an acting workshop (via Niche Gamer). In 1988, the actor started his impressive voice-acting career with Disney by voicing the characters Cavin in "Adventures of the Gummi Bears" and Peter Pan in "Peter Pan and the Pirates."

Yet shortly after, Marsden got the chance to work on two of his most iconic roles for Disney. In 1993, Marsden, of course, starred as the voice of Binx, but in 1995, the actor also voiced Max Goof in "A Goofy Movie." He would reprise the role in its sequel, "An Extremely Goofy Movie," as well as in numerous cartoons and video games featuring the character. These days, Marsden is still keeping busy in voice acting in series like "Young Justice" and the latest "Saints Row" game.

Marsden is a familiar face for TGIF fans

Marsden wasn't too shy to leave the voice actor's booth for numerous television roles. In fact, the actor appeared heavily in the '90s for ABC's TGIF line-up of shows. Per IMDb, Marsden played Nelson Burkhard, the love interest of D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure) in "Full House." And in "Step By Step," he portrayed the character Rich Halke, the slacker best friend of J.T. Lambert (Brandon Call).

Marsden could have potentially added the role of "Matthews sibling" to his already impressive TGIF list. The actor initially auditioned to be Eric Matthews on "Boy Meets World." In an interview with the What Lara Wrote blog, Marsden said, "It was down to me, Will [Friedle], and Shiloh Strong, who is Rider's brother." Marsden lost out on the role but still appeared on the show as a friend to Eric Matthews. In addition, as he further noted in the interview, thanks to the writers, his character in "Boy Meets World" shares his real name despite the fact he wasn't playing himself.

Lately, Marsden has been taking more voice-acting roles than live-action. However, the actor hosts his own YouTube show, "The Mars Variety Show."