The Secret Life of Pets 2 features an A-list voice cast, with characters from the first movie returning, as well as some new additions. The Secret Life of Pets was a big hit for Illumination in 2016, earning over $875 million at the worldwide box office based on just a $75 million production budget. Plus, its hilarious look at what our pets get up to when we're not there was certainly a draw for families.
From headbanging to running underground gangs, The Secret Life of Pets was a brilliant watch, and unsurprisingly, a sequel was quickly commissioned by the studio. Releasing three years later, The Secret Life of Pets 2 takes audiences on a journey of self-discovery for Max, while Snowball has transformed himself from gang leader to superhero. But a sequel to any movie usually means additional characters. And The Secret Life of Pets 2 is no different.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 cast is filled to the brim with top-tier talent, and here's every character along with what their voice actor/actress looks like in real life.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 Cast
Patton Oswalt is Max - Patton Oswalt replaces Louis C.K. as the voice of Max, Katie's dog, and brother to Duke. They all live in an apartment in Manhattan, but in The Secret Life of Pets 2, there's some new additions to their family, too. Oswalt is a comedy actor, known for appearing on shows such as Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live! as well as appearing in Veep, Veronica Mars, Bojack Horseman, and The Goldbergs.
Kevin Hart is Snowball - Kevin Hart provides the voice of Snowball, the cute, fluffy but delusional bunny. Snowball is 100% convinced he's a superhero, and sets about helping Daisy to rescue a tiger from the circus. Hart is, of course, best known for his stand up comedy, as well as starring in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Get Hard, and Central Intelligence.
Harrison Ford is Rooster - Yes, you read that right. Harrison Ford has chosen to perform his first ever animated voice over role in The Secret Life of Pets 2. He plays Rooster, a gruff old farm dog who is secretly a softie. He helps Max conquer his fears and gain confidence in his own ability. Ford's previous catalog of work is vast, spanning from movies like Star Wars and Indiana Jones to Blade Runner, The Fugitive, Air Force One, and many, many, more.
Tiffany Haddish is Daisy - New to The Secret Life of Pets 2 is Daisy, the Shih Tzu, voiced by Tiffany Haddish. Daisy is a feisty, excitable dog with a thirst for danger. She is fearless, and very smart. She outwits all the enemies that her and Snowball encounter, but naturally he takes the credit. Haddish is a comedy actress known for The Carmichael Show, Keanu, and Girl's Trip, among others.
Eric Stonestreet is Duke - The first Secret Life of Pets movie saw Duke coming to live with Max and Katie. The two dogs didn't get along but they've grown to love each other now and Duke is always encouraging Max to be brave. Stonestreet has been working as an actor for many years, but most associate him with playing Cameron Tucker in Modern Family.
Jenny Slate is Gidget - Gidget is the fluffy Pomeranian who lives in the same building as Max. She is also madly in love with him. In The Secret Life of Pets 2, Gidget is tasked with looking after a ball for Max while he goes on vacation, and that's something she takes very seriously. Jenny Slate voices Gidget, and she's also voiced characters in many other movies and TV shows including Zootopia, Despicable Me 3, and Bob's Burgers.
Additional The Secret Life of Pets 2 Cast Members
Lake Bell is Chloe - Chloe is a cat, who revels in being the boss of everything. She runs rings around the dogs in her building, but ultimately she does care deeply about her friends. Lake Bell has voiced characters in Bojack Horseman and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. She also plays Donna in Wet Hot American Summer (Ten Years Later) and has appeared in Children's Hospital, It's Complicated, Home Again, and more.
Dana Carvey is Pops - Pops is an old, disabled dog who is now running a school for young puppies. He's often unaware of what's happening, but he's always willing to help. Dana Carvey is, of course, better known as Garth from Wayne's World.
Bobby Moynihan is Mel - Mel is a pug, who seems chilled out and calm, until he sees a squirrel. He's voiced by Bobby Moynihan, who has provided voices for multiple animated shows, including Star Wars Resistance, and he is currently voicing Louie in the DuckTales reboot.
Hannibal Buress is Buddy - Buddy is a dachshund and another of Max's friends. He likes chasing butterflies. Hannibal Buress is the voice of Buddy, best known for Bad Neighbors, and Broad City. He recently appeared in the comedy movie Tag.
Chris Renaud is Norman - Norman the guinea pig was stuck in the ventilation shafts during The Secret Life of Pets, but he's found his way out now and plays a bigger role in The Secret Life of Pets 2. Chris Renaud voices him, and is also the director of both movies. He's one of the stalwarts of Illumination Entertainment, responsible for co-creating the Minions.
Ellie Kemper is Katie - Katie is Max and Duke's owner, and now mom to baby Liam as well. She is voiced by Ellie Kemper, best known for being the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as well as her roles in The Office and Bridesmaids.
- The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) release date: Jun 07, 2019