Corey Burton

Corey Burton

Date Of Birth: Aug 2, 1955
Birth Place: Granada Hills, California, USA

Popularity: 82nd All Time, 140th This Week

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The very first voice actor added to the site!

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THE VOICES OF Corey Burton

Credits On BTVA: 543 Roles from 196 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 12:01 AM on Wed Aug 3 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Happy 61st birthday Corey Burton!
said at 9:53 PM on Tue Aug 2 2016
Happy birthday
said at 8:05 PM on Tue Aug 2 2016
Happy Birthday Corey Burton!!!
said at 6:02 PM on Tue Aug 2 2016
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Happy Birthday Corey Burton!!! You're one of my favorite VAs (if not for Dameon Clarke, he probably would be my fave)!!! You also absolutely rock as Shockwave, Megatron, Hugo Strange, Brainiac, Malware, Law, Killer Moth, Count Dooku, Cad Bane, Zeus, Brawn, Time Trapper, Scarecrow, Spike Witwicky, Sark, MCP, Diz, Magic Mirror, Captain Cold, Captain Marvel, Solomon Grundy, Tomax, Flash Backman, Red Tornado, High Evolutionary, Dracula, V.V. Argost, & Abin Sur
said at 2:28 PM on Tue Aug 2 2016
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Happy birthday, Corey.
said at 6:22 AM on Tue Aug 2 2016
Happy Birthday Corey Burton!
Polyester Funk
said at 12:33 AM on Tue Aug 2 2016
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Happy birthday, Corey! I've really enjoyed your work over the years with characters like Brainiac, Shockwave, Brawn, Spike Witwicky, Count Dooku, Cad Bane, Ziro the Hutt, Dracula, Dale, Tomax, V. V Argost, Malware.
said at 9:38 PM on Mon May 23 2016
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Not voting for Corey Burton in the Shockwave VC is highly... illogical.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 10:33 PM on Mon May 23 2016
@GreenGoblin75 Unless, of course, you have an alternate opinion ;)
said at 1:11 PM on Fri Jun 10 2016
said at 9:16 PM on Sat Apr 30 2016
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I wonder exactly WHAT his vocal range would be called?
said at 12:22 PM on Sun May 1 2016
Sheer Genius.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 10:19 PM on Thu Mar 24 2016
It's definitely interesting hearing him narrate the "making of" featurettes that were included on the 90s VHS tapes of Bambi and Peter Pan!
Jacob M. Keene
said at 10:26 PM on Thu Mar 24 2016
@Jacob M. Keene And now that I think about it listening to his natural voice, he sounds kinda like Peter Thomas IMO!
said at 2:45 PM on Tue Mar 15 2016
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Congrats Corey!
said at 1:48 PM on Tue Mar 15 2016
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Its shocking to see that this is the very first VA to be added in this website and reached 500+ rolls. Hearing his interviews on how he got into voice acting is fascinating to hear, he's such a talented actor through his career, his villain rolls are my absolute favorite.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:21 PM on Tue Mar 15 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
One of the most talented, versatile and prolific VAs out there, and he's finally reached 500+ roles.

Congrats, Corey! Keep on doing your thang!
said at 12:16 PM on Tue Mar 15 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Congrats on passing 500 Roles.
said at 1:15 PM on Mon Aug 3 2015
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Happy Birthday Corey Burton! One of the all-time greatest voice actors ever!

His range is incredible and just when we think he has shown us everything he can do, he does another unique and creative voice or performance. What is it this guy cannot do?

His work in The Transformers franchise is some of his best and my personal favourite. Shockwave obviously being his most iconic role, a very fitting voice for a cold logic based machine. The fact he voiced Spike Witwicky the main human too as both a teen and an adult is very impressive. Then of course we flash forward to twenty years with Transformers Animated where he became the new voice for Ratchet, the crotchety grumpy veteran medic and Megatron, where he gave such a chilling, cold and calculating voice for a charismatic leader, it still sends shivers down my spine listening to that voice and of course he reprises as Shockwave which was awesome and even Spike too in an episode. Its a shame he has not reprise Shockwave in a while or taken on any new roles in the franchise in some time. Hopefully that will changes in the future.

His impression of the late Christopher Lee is just godly, obviously Corey nailed Count Dooku in The Clone Wars cartoon, Even Christopher had heard it and even wondered why he had to bother being there if Corey could replicate his voice that well.

I also loved his many other performances including Brainiac, Hugo Strange, Weather Wizard, Red Tornado, Brain, General Zahl, Killer Moth, Toy Man, Captain Marvel, Solomon Grundy, Scarecrow, Abin Sur, Cleric Loran, Time Trapper, Ludwig Von Drake, Chip, Zipper, Captain Hook, Gaetan Moliere, Zeus (Both Disney and God of War), Cad Bane, Ziro the Hutt, V.V. Argost, Malware, Brainstorm, Mr. Bowman, Tomax, Law and Dracula.

Also that is awesome he was the very first VA added to the site.
said at 9:36 PM on Sat Jan 2 2016
@Autovolt Chip? You mean Dale. :P
said at 3:10 AM on Tue Aug 2 2016
It really is a shame that's it been at least six years since his last role and performance in the Transformers franchise, last voicing Shockwave in the WFC Gamestop commercial. I can understand him not reprising Shockwave in DOTM since he was sa red herring in that movie or in Prime since that version of Shockwave is much more emotionally detached and far more bulkier in design (David Sobolov) fit that version perfectly, but I don't know why they didn't get him back for any of the Cybertron games or Transformers: Devastation. Granted in Devastation, Shockwave's roles was rather minor, but in an age where we're getting more G1 VA's coming back to their iconic roles, I just find it strange that Corey hasn't come returned in a while especially since he was one of the first to come back for a new series (TFA). I'm not saying he needs to voice Shockwave over and over, I'm sure if he was in the RID cartoon, he'd probably would end up doing what Gregg Berger did and be cast as a new character for the show, and that would be great. I don't know if he's rather hesitant on coming back to the franchise after feeling disappointed his performance in the Gamestop commercial or how Shockwave was depicted in DOTM. Maybe I am overthinking this, I mean Corey is obviously a very busy man and VA, but still it would be nice to hear him in Transformers again in the near future. I also hope someday he does a Transformers convention, I mean Frank Welker is now doing them. Corey would be the next holy grail.

I like to imagine if the Devastation game got a sequel and Shockwave's role was bigger, he'd reprise him, maybe also reprise Sunstreaker, Alpha Trion and maybe even take over as G1 Ratchet, doing a Don Messick inspired performance which I'm sure he'd be able to pull off well.

Anyways Happy Birthday Corey Burton!

Still one of the best in the business.
said at 7:04 AM on Mon Aug 3 2015
How could I forget? Happy 60th Birthday. Of all your Disney Roles.
Polyester Funk
said at 10:18 PM on Sun Aug 2 2015
Happy birthday, Corey!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:19 PM on Sun Aug 2 2015
 4 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday to one of the best of the business!
said at 8:50 PM on Sun Aug 2 2015
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Happy Birthday Shockwave, G1 Brawn, Sunstreaker, Tomax, Dale, Ludwig Von Drake, Quint from Timon & Pumbaa, Brainiac, Ratchet and Megatron from Transformers Animated.
said at 5:50 PM on Sun Aug 2 2015
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Happy Birthday Corey Burton. He does an Incredible job voicing several characters such as Brainiac, Cad Bane, Count Dooku, Captain Hook, Yen Sid, and Ludwig Von Drake.

So Happy 60th Birthday Corey.
Dark Kuja
said at 11:19 PM on Mon Mar 9 2015
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I consider his Brainiac to be THE evil AI voice.
Polyester Funk
said at 1:10 PM on Sat Aug 2 2014
Happy birthday, Corey!
said at 12:23 PM on Sat Aug 2 2014
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Happy Birthday to one of, if not the most prolific voice actor in the realm of voice acting. His talent goes from Disney, to Warner Bros, to Cartoon Network, to DC Comics, to Marvel, and cycles on and on again. He's also taught Lucien Dodge, another one the best voice actors ever. Cory Burton, you ARE my childhood. Happy Birthday.
said at 11:55 AM on Sat Aug 2 2014
Happy birthday Corey.
said at 1:28 PM on Sat Jan 18 2014
Corey Burton isn't killing anyone in this scene. (Ding!)
said at 12:53 PM on Tue Mar 4 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight "Corey Burton isn't performing a role in this scene" (Ding!)

I think that's more appropriate.
said at 6:30 PM on Thu Mar 6 2014
@DreamMaster08X Save that for Dee Bradley Baker. ;-)
said at 6:14 AM on Sat Nov 23 2013
I'm having a hard time picking my favorite role of his. Me three favorites are Hugo Strange, Braniac, and Zeus from God Of War.
said at 6:14 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
Excellent, Brainiac's in the lead :-D
said at 8:55 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
Great actor with many different voices but the best one has 2 be the Christopher Lee impression as he puts so much work into that.
said at 12:50 AM on Sun Sep 22 2013
The man of a thousand voice. And all of them sound the same.

Hey Burton! Acting like an old, britsih guy does not a good Christopher Lee impression make!
said at 3:51 PM on Mon Sep 23 2013
@VoiceCritic So his Captain Hook and his Braniac sound the same? His Megatron, Ratchet, and Soundwave all sound the same? I don't know what you have against him, but all you have to do is go through his available clips to realize how absurd your first statement is (and he's done many more characters that don't even have clips yet).

What possessed you to write this?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 3:19 PM on Wed Sep 25 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy *Shockwave
said at 3:25 PM on Wed Sep 25 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Thanks bro.
said at 10:10 AM on Mon Sep 30 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy My love for Christopher Lee, and my talent for criticizing voice actors who get too much god damn play on the air.
said at 9:17 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 3:35 PM on Fri Oct 4 2013
@VoiceCritic Implying Corey Burton gets "too much" exposure?

But you *are* right, VoiceCritic. Acting like an old, British guy does not a good Christopher Lee impression it's a good thing that Burton's Christopher Lee impressions are nothing like what you described.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:20 PM on Fri Oct 4 2013
@TylerMirage Even if I didn't agree with this comment, I'd still give you a free shout-out just for that awesome Face/Off gif.
said at 3:28 PM on Tue Oct 22 2013
@VoiceCritic I'd hardly consider that a "talent".
said at 8:31 AM on Mon Aug 12 2013
They finally got him to voice a Marvel Character in Avengers Assemble! At last!!
said at 5:31 PM on Thu Apr 4 2013
He has GOT to be my favourite person to have voiced Megatron, EVER!
said at 10:27 PM on Mon Jan 21 2013
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How Many DC Universe Characters can he Voice?
said at 11:32 AM on Fri Mar 29 2013
@Mr.Fennoy93 I don't know, but personally, I'd like to see him voice some Marvel characters like Dr. Strange, Odin, and Magneto.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:48 PM on Thu Aug 2 2012
 1 Shout Out!
Happy birthday, Corey!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 7:49 PM on Thu Dec 29 2011
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Corey Burton had a huge impact on my interest in voice acting.

The first time I heard his voice for Brainiac was the first time I wanted to know the name of an actor who voiced a character with a great voice I liked.

Since then I always watch the ending credits of any cartoon, anime, movie or video game. :)

He's definitely one of the best in the business!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:45 AM on Thu Jun 17 2010
Just noticed Mr. Burton's name in the credits for the new A-Team movie as the narrator voice!!!
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Corey Burton role? *
22.0% (20 votes)
12.1% (11 votes)
Hugo Strange
11.0% (10 votes)
Ludwig Von Drake
7.7% (7 votes)
Captain Hook
6.6% (6 votes)
Count Dooku
6.6% (6 votes)
4.4% (4 votes)
Yen Sid
3.3% (3 votes)
3.3% (3 votes)
Cad Bane
3.3% (3 votes)
3.3% (3 votes)
3.3% (3 votes)
2.2% (2 votes)
James Bond Jr.
1.1% (1 vote)
Gaetan Moliere
1.1% (1 vote)
1.1% (1 vote)
Dash Whippit
1.1% (1 vote)
1.1% (1 vote)
1.1% (1 vote)
Spike Witwicky
1.1% (1 vote)
Mr. Bowman
1.1% (1 vote)
V.V. Argost
1.1% (1 vote)
1.1% (1 vote)
91 Total Votes
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