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SAG-AFTRA Strike Captain Holds a Roll Call for Actors in the Picket Lines, Many of Whom Are Disney Actors

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The ongoing actors’ strike doesn’t seem to have an end on the horizon, as negotiations between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP broke down earlier in October. Talks are scheduled to resume on Tuesday, but it’s unclear whether the two sides will come to a standstill yet again.

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When the actors’ strike first began in mid-July, there were concerns about whether big-name stars would participate in the picket lines. But it looks like all that worry was for nothing, as the SAG-AFTRA strike has been decorated with appearances by some very popular Hollywood actors–many of whom have acted in, or lent their voices to, Disney films over the years–and many were recently named in a post by SAG-AFTRA Strike Captain Chelsea Schwartz, who chose to take a “glass-half-full” approach to the actors’ strike.

“Instead of talking about who is not on the picket line, let’s celebrate the name talent who have been showing up,” wrote Chelsea Schwartz, who encouraged her followers to add to her thread.

Among those she singled out were Chris Pine, who lent his voice in Disney’s newest animated feature, Wish, which will make its box office debut next month, Jennifer Garner, Timothy Olyphant, who has played in The Mandalorian on Disney+, Mandy Moore, who lent her voice to Rapunzel in Disney’s Tangled (2010), Ben Schwartz, Nick Offerman, and Ming-Na Wen, who plays Fennec Shand in The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, and The Book of Boba Fett.

Other actors named in Schwartz’s post include Sam Elliott, Jack Black, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Margot Robbie, Jon Cryer, Jean Smart, Aubrey Plaza, Adam Scott, Jennifer Grey, Clarke Gregg, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rhys Darby, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Deschanel, Sterling K Brown, Ben Barnes, Jack Quaid, Robert Pine, Raegan Revord, Tate Donovan, Milo Manheim, Simu Liu, Wendie Malick, Camryn Manheim, Danielle Fishel, Annette O’Toole, Martin Henderson, Michael McKean, Colin Farrell, and Billy Crystal, who lent his voice to Mike Wazowski in Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc(2001).

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Schwartz went on to mention actors Jason Sudeikis, Brett Goldstein, Breckin Meyer, Rebecca Wisocky, Devan Chandler Long, Todd Stashwick, Tom Ellis, Patrick Fischler, and Quinta Brunson. According to Deadline, many of the biggest stars named in the list have walked the picket lines in New York City thus far. But, the publication points out that the Los Angeles, California, lines have had their fair share of famous actors participating, including Jeri Ryan, Jon Cryer, Chris Gorham, and Gina Torres.
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Other actors who’ve participated in the lines include Pedro Pascal (Disney/Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian), Ron Perlman (Tangled, 2010), and Jane Fonda. Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe has also been a high-profile participant in the strike. Though this is by no means an exhaustive list of the actors who have been part of the strike, it goes to show many actors across various genres of film, television, and other productions take very seriously the current strike against the AMPTP.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!