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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Phoenix Wright with sound clips and images.
Phoenix Wright is a lawyer and the main character in Capcom's Ace Attorney series. He s well-known for his amazing skills at turning the tables; whenever it looks as though he's about to lose a case, Phoenix will rise above (hence his name) and make an incredible recovery. Among his friends he's often called "Nick".

Created by NCZ on Sat Jan 7 2012, 23 Comments, Add Comment
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (2005)
Phoenix WrightBen Judd
Ben Judd
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (2011)
Phoenix WrightSam Riegel
Sam Riegel
Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (2014)
Phoenix WrightTrevor White
Trevor White


This one is tough. I like the energy that Ben has in his delivery, but I also quite like the voice that Sam uses. In the end I'll give it to Sam because he's had more of a chance to show his skills, but Ben did a great job considering the limited voice work in the series itself.


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said at 10:18 AM on Wed Mar 4 2015
1) Sam Riegel
2) Ben Judd
3) Trevor White
said at 3:50 PM on Fri Jan 16 2015
I like all three.

However, I think Trevor has the most fitting voice. That's a voice similar to how I always imagined Phoenix to sound. It's too bad that his acting is kinda flat.
said at 5:27 PM on Wed Aug 13 2014
Trevor's voice is perfect for him~! Exactly how I imagined he should sound!
said at 10:42 AM on Sat Aug 9 2014
3. Ben's Objection is iconic, but... it's only one line. Still, gotta commend him on the energy.

2. Trevor's decent, but while he does have some of the dorkiness and charm, he lacks the energy and determination of the others, and sounds a bit bland. Not to mention the occasional flatness, like on the 'Espella'.

1. Sam delivers a good performance. Even if at times it sounds a little too recognizably Riegel, he makes up for it in spades in Dual Destinies, where he truly shines. Charming, dorky, intelligent, determined, Sam hits all the right notes, and gets my vote.
said at 11:34 PM on Fri Jun 13 2014
1 Trevor
2 Sam
3 Ben
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:30 AM on Mon Jun 9 2014
I am not a big Ace Attorney guy but I like Tevor. Ben doesn't have enough to really judge (though love his energy) while Sam's voice is too recognizable.
said at 8:19 PM on Sun Jun 8 2014
Trevor White is very good, but doesn't go past Sam Riegel for quality.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:50 PM on Fri Jun 6 2014
Trevor White did much better than I expected from the little bits of his voice I had heard before. Although I'll have to wait until I've beaten the game myself to decide if he's my new favorite.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:36 PM on Sat Mar 29 2014
Phoenix has a new voice in Phoenix Wright VS Professor Layton, which came out in Europe and Australia recently (the game would seem to have been dubbed in the UK). Waiting for the credits to be available so I can add him.
said at 12:00 AM on Sun Nov 3 2013
Sam Riegel did a pretty good job portraying Phoenix in Dual Destinies, I'm going to go with him. Though, Ben Judd's 'Objection's are pretty iconic.
said at 8:29 PM on Thu Feb 21 2013
I'm going with Sam.
said at 11:48 PM on Fri Jun 1 2012
Why I enjoyed Sam's performance in the game, especially with lines like "I have more evidence." and "Something suspicious." He's just doesn't have the amount of power that Ben gave to the role. They are both great regardless.
said at 10:36 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@DravenRoth994 After hearing him in the demo, I'm definately changing my vote to Sam. I can't wait to hear everyone else, especially Edgeworth.
said at 8:09 PM on Sun Mar 18 2012
The only problem I have with Sam's voice is that sounds to young. The voice seems like it would fit Apollo better. However, he did get the fish out of water personality just right.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:03 PM on Wed Jan 11 2012
This is a tough one. Sam Riegel may have said more than five words and that's certainly an advantage, but he just doesn't have the same energy as Ben Judd or the iconic factor. I think I'll go with Ben for now.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 11:13 AM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Sam has started to win me over in the Dual Destinies demo.
said at 6:00 PM on Wed Jan 11 2012
Torn, really torn. I loved how Ben Judd, for not even being professional, voiced those five words in the series, but I absolutely adore Sam Riegel's voice for him since it sounded like basically like the voice I expected with a slight difference or two. I think I'll go give it to Sam Riegel.
said at 10:42 PM on Tue Jan 10 2012
I don't think I'll vote on this one...
said at 5:10 AM on Tue Jan 10 2012
I can't stand Sam Riegel's Phoenix Wright voice, he's a fine actor, sure, but I don't think he suits Phoenix at all, it sounds way too whiny.

Ben Judd is just so iconic and fitting for Phoenix Wright, to me he comes across as a bit clumsy at times, but when the chips are down he can take action, turn the tables and win the case, his voice really reflects this and his voice also sounds somewhat stern and I really like that.

So yeah, I'm going for Ben Judd here.
said at 10:26 PM on Sat Jan 7 2012
While Sam Riegal was able to capture the personality of the character quite well, Ben Judd's performance is simply too Iconic
said at 9:35 PM on Sat Jan 7 2012
As much as I like Ben Judd's performance (and to some extent, Shu Takumi; the original VA for Phoenix Wright/Ryuichi Naruhodo) since it has some pretty cool delivery, I actually have to give this one to Sam Riegel.
said at 8:12 PM on Sat Jan 7 2012
I vote for Sam Riegal

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