Chris Evans, who voices the "Lightyear" version of Buzz, definitely has a nose for successful parts. The role of Buzz Lightyear may seem like just another logical step in Evans’ successful career but the actor actually has a surprising reason for wanting to be a part of the Pixar world of films.
When asked in a recent interview why he decided to take on the role of a subtly different Buzz in "Lightyear," Evans said it was because he loves animation and has wanted to work with the studio for years. He stated, "I just wanted to work with Pixar. I've loved Pixar ever since the first 'Toy Story' film and I'm a huge animation fan in general."
"Lightyear" isn't Evans' only foray into voice acting work. Per IMDb, he's portrayed various characters for Adult Swim's "Robot Chicken," provided the voice of Casey Jones for 2007's "TMNT," and was Stewart Stanton in the film "Battle for Terra."