Harry Potter Voice Compares
Listen to other actors who have also voiced the following Garry Chalk characters.
Optimus Prime
Donovan Baine
Guts Man
Doctor Ivo (Eggman) Robotnik
Keith Wolfman
Oda Nobunaga / Devil King
King Gurumes
Lt. Stone
Santa Claus
Garry Chalk

Garry Chalk

Birth Place: Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Date Of Birth: Feb 17, 1952
Voice Over Language: English

Trivia & Fun Facts:

  • Fave Characters: Optimus Primal, Huckleberry Hound, Grounder (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog), Bugs Bunny, Megatron (Beast Wars), Silverbolt (Beast Wars)
  • Fave Series: Beast Wars 
  • Fave VA: Daws Butler
  • Stated that he and his fellow VAs did their work separately in Armada yet did it as a group in Beast Wars.
  • Said that if he wasn't a VA he'd be an anthropologist or English teacher. 
  • While he didn't hate Armada, Beast Wars was a lot more fun to him & his fellow VAs. 
  • Says that he & Optimus Primal have plenty of things in common. 


(On acting)

"Hmm... let me see. Well, there are several different types of enjoyment. I like the animation because it doesn't matter what you look like when you come into the studio in the morning, you don't have to memorize lines, and you get to have a laugh and relax the whole day. So that's fun, you get to do fun stuff. On camera, my biggest joy is mixing the technical with the artistic. It's like a contest, you sit there and you say "I can get these words to hit, right on that note," or "I can walk into this room and hit that mark," and know that everything is going to fit in just perfectly. I don't know, each one of them has their own special attraction. Like stage. Working on stage is wonderful, because you get an immediate response from the audience. You get to work things in a run."

(Himself and David Kaye on Beast Wars)

David : There's some fun characters in there to watch, like Alec Willows.

Gary : Yeah, his laugh is just great... he's Tarantulas and he was so funny. I remember Sue Blu said was "Find a jester, a heroic jester or a creepy jester. How does the character laugh? Give me the character's laugh and you'll have the character." You'd go around searching for a laugh for these characters and sure enough, you find one. I've watched Alec and I've watched Parker and Scotty do his Dinobot where he rasps for a laugh... it's quite fun to watch.

(On Silverbolt)

"I love Silverbolt, because he's so straight and so deadly earnest.

Other Professions:

Executive board director of the Union of British Columbia Performers (UBCP)


Credited Roles On BTVA So Far: 141






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said at 11:39 AM on Fri Nov 21 2014
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I actually flipped out when I saw him in the trailer for Tomorrowland.
said at 12:35 AM on Wed Sep 3 2014
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You, sir, are the one and only Optimus Primal,and the Second Optimus Prime, even if it was only for the Unicron Trilogy.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 7:45 PM on Mon Jun 9 2014
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Did anyone else spot Garry in the new Godzilla movie (2014) besides me?
said at 8:48 AM on Mon Mar 3 2014
Chekov on Stargate Sg1
said at 10:13 PM on Mon Feb 17 2014
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Happy birthday, Garry! MAXIMIZE!!!
Polyester Funk
said at 12:23 AM on Mon Feb 17 2014
Happy birthday Garry Chalk.
said at 4:04 PM on Mon Nov 18 2013
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He is extremely kind and generous. I met him recently at a con. He gave me the coolest autograph ever.
said at 12:03 AM on Sun Feb 17 2013
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Happy Birthday Garry Chalk Optimus Primal Maximize and He-Man 1990s I have the Power
said at 1:57 PM on Sat Oct 20 2012
I like the new pic!
said at 9:57 AM on Sun Jun 17 2012
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When I was younger I always thought it was James Avery who voiced Optimus Primal. They sound so alike!
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 1:32 PM on Thu Jul 26 2012
@NitroEX Ha ha, they *do* sound alike. I never noticed that before.
Madness Abe
said at 10:06 PM on Fri Feb 17 2012
Happy Birthday, Mr. Chalk! You are in fact, the true Optimus Primal!
said at 7:12 PM on Tue Mar 8 2011
Gary Chalk is my favorite Optimus Prime voice ever!
jessica (Guest)
said at 6:20 PM on Tue Aug 17 2010
Garry Chalk is a really good actor. There's no way they could post all the things he played in!
tomi (Guest)
said at 4:11 PM on Mon Nov 2 2009
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Truly talented actor, and honorable second( only to Peter Cullen) Optimus Prime.
His just that Prime!

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Who's your favorite Garry Chalk role? *
Optimus Prime
35.3% (12 votes)
Optimus Primal
29.4% (10 votes)
Guts Man
8.8% (3 votes)
5.9% (2 votes)
Captain Rescue
2.9% (1 votes)
Sky Marshall Wade
2.9% (1 votes)
2.9% (1 votes)
Dr. Robotnik
2.9% (1 votes)
2.9% (1 votes)
Metal Head
2.9% (1 votes)
Fido the Diamond Dog
2.9% (1 votes)
34 Total Votes