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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Finn the Human with sound clips and images.
Finn the Human is a 12-years-old hero with an awesome hat and a penchant for shouting math-related exclamations (despite being bad at the subject itself). Finn has an irresistible urge to help others no matter what as a result of not being helped as a child. Finn has a poorly-hidden romantic interest in Princess Bubblegum.

In the original short aired on Nickelodeon, Finn is voiced by Zack Shada. In the main series on Cartoon Network, Finn is voiced by Jeremy Shada.
Created by CatsTuxedo on Sat Jul 10 2010, 99 Comments, Add Comment
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Finn the HumanZack Shada
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Finn the HumanJeremy Shada
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HienFan
said at 5:46 PM on Mon May 19 2014
I can never really figure why this kid is always no.1 but urg time to vote.

I prefer Jeremy
ShigyC
said at 2:33 PM on Sun Jan 19 2014
Which came first?
AwkwardAmadeus
said at 6:02 PM on Mon Feb 17 2014
@ShigyC Zack Shada voiced Finn in the un-aired pilot of Adventure Time. Jeremy Shada has voiced Finn since then.
Munkhsar
said at 1:38 AM on Sun Dec 1 2013
Zack sounds too young. like 6 year old boy
Adventuretimegurl123
said at 2:28 PM on Sun Nov 17 2013
Jeremy is better for sure, he sounds less naive and less annoying (plus he's cuter
AuroraLokidottir
said at 6:53 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
I like Jeremy Shada's voice better in comparison to Zack's, it sounds more teenage and less childish.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 3:56 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
Jeremy has more enthusiasm in his voice than his bro, Zack, does as Finn. I vote for him, but Zack was good as well in the role.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 3:13 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
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Jeremy has a little more energy to his performance than his bro.
sosoubi
said at 1:12 PM on Fri Aug 30 2013
think jeremy wins this one
Ross123
said at 3:57 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
Jeremy makes Finn sound cool while Zack just sounds cute.
rainbowspeed456
said at 8:52 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
Zack sounds younger.
DVitamin
said at 5:51 PM on Sun May 26 2013
The biggest difference for me: Jeremy sounds like a slightly older version of Jake while Zack sounds like a younger version. I would believe this would be due to the target audience. The storyline of the cartoon is actually pretty good and sometimes can be a bit more 'mature' in some areas. So I think I prefer Jeremy.
Maddie
said at 3:47 AM on Wed May 1 2013
I think I prefer Jeremy for Finn but I think Zack is cuter. ..#
! o
Mrguy22594
said at 8:12 PM on Thu Apr 18 2013
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I honestly don't get what's so interesting about Finn the Human. He only makes the other VA's like Hynden Walch, John Dimaggio, Tom Kenny, Ron Perlman etc. look better by comparison.
VctrBnsn
said at 2:47 PM on Tue Apr 30 2013
@Mrguy22594 Not a fan of the show, or Finn in particular?
Mrguy22594
said at 4:28 PM on Tue Apr 30 2013
@VctrBnsn Both.
VctrBnsn
said at 6:04 PM on Tue Apr 30 2013
@Mrguy22594 What don't you like about them? I'm not trying to get into an argument, I just like to see all viewpoints. I mostly see people talk about this show as if God made it himself.
Mrguy22594
said at 5:26 PM on Tue May 7 2013
@VctrBnsn The show's characters are just god awful in terms of personality, the villain sucks, the main protagonist is way too One dimensional to actually like and the side characters range from either average or just as bad as the main hero and the main villain. And the story of the show is just also god awful. Except for that one segment with this song on a badass adventurer that is infinitely better than Finn the human.
VctrBnsn
said at 6:38 PM on Tue May 7 2013
@Mrguy22594 Fair enough.
Torak
said at 4:05 AM on Sat Jun 8 2013
@Mrguy22594 I agree: Finn and this show are SERIOUSLY overrated on this site. :/
VctrBnsn
said at 11:46 AM on Wed Mar 27 2013
Jeremy has gotten better with age, I really love his voice, but Zack had a youthful and entertaining performance as well. I'll go with Jeremy though.

Whoo, finally, I contributed to this VC, which has always been most popular for some reason : P
jonhardwick
said at 6:33 PM on Thu Mar 21 2013
Brothers who voiced the same character
Maddie
said at 3:44 AM on Wed May 1 2013
Oh yeeeeah....Didin't realize that.
jonhardwick
said at 6:33 PM on Thu Mar 21 2013
Brothers who shared the the same voice
madax
said at 9:28 AM on Thu Mar 21 2013
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Coming at this as someone who's never seen the show, Zack Shada's performances in these clips were better.
AdventureTim
said at 4:36 PM on Tue Feb 26 2013
My crew!
TheTrueYuma
said at 1:15 AM on Fri Feb 22 2013
Figures that Jeremy is winning since everyone is more familiar with him. Though to be honest, they're both equally great and performed their respective jobs admirably.
Juandmarco
said at 11:12 AM on Sun Jan 13 2013
Zack Shada reminds me of AppleJack/Rainbow Dash for some reason
Not just in the voice, but I don't know exactly why o:
LordofEvil96
said at 5:11 PM on Fri Jan 11 2013
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Ever since I've joined this has been the most popular Compare. What's with that?
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 9:18 PM on Fri Jan 11 2013
@LordofEvil96 I guess it's so popular simply because it's connected to a really popular show.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:53 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
@LordofEvil96 People find the page through search engines and queries. Type "finn the human voice actor" into Google and this page is the first thing that comes up.
RyanRules95
said at 5:19 AM on Wed Jan 9 2013
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Adventure Time won't last much longer when this kid grows up :P
Maron
said at 8:53 PM on Sun Jan 13 2013
@RyanRules95 Well they've addressed the whole thing with Jeremy getting older in the show simply by having Finn continually get older too. At the beginning of the series he was 12 but now he's 14.
MarcieLAG
said at 2:53 PM on Wed Jan 23 2013
@Maron Yep, and the producers of Adventure Time have made it known that they intend to keep Jeremy Shada as Finn no matter how much puberty changes his voice. Which is great in my opinion; I love how faithful they are to Jeremy, and how they actually make it so that Finn grows up in Ooo. Really adds to the show.
Xenogeist
said at 1:53 PM on Tue Oct 30 2012
Jeremy's the better voice actor than his brother.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 5:59 PM on Wed Oct 17 2012
They're both pretty great.
coolgeek176
said at 2:10 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
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Since the day I joined this has been the most popular voice compare.
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:58 PM on Sat Oct 13 2012
@coolgeek176 It hasn't always been like that though. There WAS a time here before this VC even existed, and around when it was actually made, it wasn't anywhere near as popular as it has been for a long time now.
Evolution
said at 2:35 PM on Tue Sep 25 2012
They both sound awesome but Jeremy won this round.
GothamRed
said at 1:05 AM on Sat Sep 15 2012
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I don't understand why this is always the most popular compare of the week.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 3:08 PM on Sat Sep 15 2012
@GothamRed My best guess is that new episodes of Adventure Time air every Monday, which is when the "Most Popular This Week" counters get reset. Naturally, after watching the show, the viewers come visit the show's page here and lead themselves to this voice compare upon noticing it.
GothamRed
said at 7:28 PM on Sun Oct 28 2012
@CatsTuxedo makes sense
deathtacos
said at 2:01 AM on Mon Sep 3 2012
I like Adventure time yeah its a kids show but my cousins like it plus it has a very creative setting and characters.
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:24 PM on Wed Aug 22 2012
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I've been thinking, is there maybe a way to "hide" this VC? I mean like PW13 said, it's flabbergasting how this VC always gets the most views every week, especially since this isn't a heated comparison, and (I might add) that Adventure Time isn't very well-received, to say the least. :-/
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:25 PM on Wed Aug 22 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Why would we hide a perfectly fine VC? Also, Adventure Time IS well-received. It has its haters, but it's not unanimously agreed to be a horrible series.
pokemastanumba1
said at 3:45 PM on Thu Aug 23 2012
@NCZ I just don't understand why this particular VC is so popular. For the most part, VCs tend to be completely forgotten about only a week (or two) after they're made, unless it's for an iconic character (i.e. Ash, Superman, Batman, Sonic) or when a performance is newly added/updated.

As for Adventure Time, have you seen the ratings?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:51 PM on Thu Aug 23 2012
@pokemastanumba1 We've explained below why it gets so many views.
SKELETOYS
said at 7:06 PM on Thu Aug 23 2012
@pokemastanumba1 - Didjyou jest say that ADVENTURE TIME, thee best cartoon EVER created since the Dawn of Man, isn't "very well-received'? I politely disagree! With its references to Dungeons & Dragons and other obscure topics, perhaps it is too much humor for your mind to grasp! Adv. Time is THEE BEST EVER. Period.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:20 PM on Thu Aug 23 2012
@SKELETOYS Eh, it seems like a pretty good show, but I wouldn't go THAT far.
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:13 PM on Thu Aug 23 2012
@SKELETOYS Wow, just calm down.

I meant it's generally not well-received. I understand that it's a favorite among its targeted demographic (children under the age of 10, obviously), so it certainly has an established fanbase. Just don't expect everyone beyond your age group to actually be enthralled with a cartoon about a 12-year-old kid wearing a doofy hat and has ADHD.

No offense to anyone who's a fan of Adventure Time though.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:42 PM on Thu Aug 23 2012
@pokemastanumba1 It actually does have a considerably-sized fandom outside its target audience.
SKELETOYS
said at 10:07 PM on Thu Aug 23 2012
@pokemastanumba1 - I apologize. I didn't mean to be such a loud mouth about it. I was born in 1965 so I'm fairly sure I don't fall in show's demographics. I grew up on Kimba the White Lion, The Flintsones, and all things Hanna Barbera. I like the subtle intelligence I find in Adventure Time and it's become a favorite of mine. Of course, I actually like Squidbillies and Aqua Teens just a tad more but those are REALLY an acquired taste! Another point I'd like to (calmly) make about Adventure Time is the brilliant music throughout the series! Hard to find that kind of creativity in your average kid's show. I respect your opinion pokemastanumba1 and am sorry if I was offensive. Peace.
pokemastanumba1
said at 8:48 PM on Wed Aug 29 2012
@SKELETOYS No worries. :)

Back on-topic, I'm just getting tired of how this VC keeps getting the most views every week; it even recently became the most popular VC of all time! And if it really gets the most views, then wouldn't it have a LOT more votes? I find it really funny how the higher number hasn't even hit the 60 mark (as of me typing this).
Anthonyiscool64
said at 7:39 AM on Thu Jul 5 2012
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To me it's a tie.
Zylphia
said at 11:26 PM on Wed Jun 13 2012
Jeremy Shada sounds just a taaad bit lower than Zack
PurpleWarrior13
said at 3:21 AM on Mon May 14 2012
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Why in the world does this VC keep popping up at the top of the VC list? It's not like this is a very heated comparison, compared to many others.
UltimateCharm (Moderator)
said at 1:39 PM on Sat May 26 2012
@PurpleWarrior13 Yeah, I'm confused by that too. I have a theory though: This page is linked to outside websites.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:23 PM on Fri Jun 8 2012
@PurpleWarrior13 we get a lot of visits from search engines. Search for "finn the human" in Google and this page is at position 6.

Stats also prove this.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 12:17 AM on Sat Jun 9 2012
@Foxwolf Ahh! I see. I guess in that sense, it's a good thing!

said at 10:45 AM on Tue Apr 3 2012
coolio

said at 8:56 PM on Mon Apr 2 2012
Wooowww
Applejerk
said at 11:16 PM on Wed Mar 28 2012
I was shocked to discover Zack wasn't voicing Finn anymore once the series picked up... but didn't notice for a while. I always thought that Zack just hit puberty or something :P
Finn
said at 11:49 PM on Sat Mar 17 2012
I like Jeremy, since his voice is deeper..but Zack looks a-lot like Finn whenever he takes his hat off.

said at 1:34 PM on Wed Jan 25 2012
cooollll
Ninjaman15
said at 11:10 AM on Mon Jan 16 2012
I remember Jeremy Shada from Miracle Run. That was a great movie since it had a cool message: autism. Which is coincidental since I have autism, myself.

Now for whom I'll be voting for... neither of them, to be honest. I don't quite care for Adventure Time. But I will still give props to both Shadas.
Moni
said at 5:45 PM on Tue Jan 3 2012
Why is it that Jeremy's voice is deeper in pitch, and he has a childish face, but Zack looks much older than him, but has a childish voice?
Trick
said at 11:43 AM on Fri Mar 16 2012
@Moni jeremy is 15 yrs old now they just didnt upgrade the picture yet. and they are not going to replace him since he made his voice out of a character voice for finn
icyynicole13
said at 8:03 PM on Sun Dec 25 2011
I honestly think Zack sounds too high pitched for the voice of Finn. I definitely think Jeremy has a more scratchy voice and it just fits Finn's character better.

said at 9:27 AM on Sat Dec 10 2011
Zack:SO CUTE!
Jermey:OK
najorgens
said at 10:47 PM on Thu Dec 8 2011
so i watch adventure time all the time probaly one of my favoret tv showes any way i get on the internet to see who the voice of fin is and it turnes out he is my cousin that i used to hang out with all the time! lol how crazy is that!

said at 6:32 PM on Fri Oct 21 2011
in my own opinion i think that Zack has more of a higher pitched voice and isnt compatable with Finn's. :/ it just seems that way
MewVenus (AYVO S1 Semi-Finalist)
said at 8:18 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
I feel like Zack did a really good job, and so did Jeremy, but Finn is supposed to be younger yes? It's so hard to decide XD

said at 9:36 AM on Sat Nov 5 2011
@MewVenus, Finn is FOURTEEN so pretty much Jeremy Shada makes a better voice. Not trying to be mean but it's true.
sarinalanell
said at 6:28 PM on Sat May 26 2012
@stacey1024 Finn is TWELVE. Not trying to be mean but it's true. But Jeremy is what I'm used to.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 4:20 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
Jeremy is starting to out-grow the role fast! I wonder if the show is going on long enough, they're keeping him 'til the end.

said at 8:50 PM on Mon Jun 13 2011
hi ) so ya... ;D
Zach defenatly looks the part of finn
but Jeremy sounds just so right for finn.
even tho i think jeremy is really
i mean really CUTE X)
Sonic_Blaze
said at 12:47 AM on Wed Mar 30 2011
there's no difference if they are using siblings and stuff
gigi (Guest)
said at 8:05 PM on Thu Jan 27 2011
I think Jeremy sounds more clear and Zack sounds younger than a 12 year old boy.(cuz finn's 12)
samantha (Guest)
said at 8:57 PM on Wed Jan 19 2011
No,on zack.Sorry,its just jeremy sounds more like finn then zack does.Im not being rude but its the truth.I dont think zack should do the voices,but jeremy.He sound like a 12 year old boy.But his pic creeps me out JUST a little,hah c:GO TEAM JEREMY!
juliette (Guest)
said at 9:43 PM on Mon Jan 17 2011
I mean i vote Jeremy not Zack and ZACK sounds weird to me haha... i mixed their names up :/
juliette (Guest)
said at 9:42 PM on Mon Jan 17 2011
I vote Zack because i'm used to the cartoon network version, and Jeremy just sounds weird to me haha :)
emily (Guest)
said at 9:28 PM on Sat Jan 15 2011
i never imagened Finn like that...... but ya thats a creepy pic :P
austinguy (Guest)
said at 10:05 AM on Wed Jan 12 2011
Hmmm...Christy, you have to realize the original short (where Zack voiced) was leaked onto the internet in 2006. Jerermy's voice for Finn was first shown on TV in 2010. So, at the time, Zack was way younger than he was now (puberty'll do that) so even though Jeremy sounds deeper, that's natural because now Jeremy is older than Zack was back then. Yeah, pretty confusing... anyway, I prefer Zack's voice, because he sounds young and naive, like he is. Jeremy's a really good actor, but he doesn't bring that sense to Finn. He's too old to sound that young (his voice cracks A LOT in the series, when he yells) for him, though, so cut him some slack.
christy (Guest)
said at 2:06 PM on Sun Jan 2 2011
You know what, i take that back.....they both sound like they are in the show alot.
christy (Guest)
said at 1:35 PM on Sun Jan 2 2011
UGGG I CANT SPELL, haha i also meant Zack.
christy (Guest)
said at 1:33 PM on Sun Jan 2 2011
so sorry but i meant deeper.
christy (Guest)
said at 1:30 PM on Sun Jan 2 2011
Jeremy sounds like he has a deper voice if you think about it..even though he is younger. just listen to both of them and jeremy has a deeper tone to it, and he sounds like he is in the show more, but Zach is hot :)
bjk (Guest)
said at 8:39 PM on Thu Dec 30 2010
i vote jeremy
shelby (Guest)
said at 4:21 PM on Tue Dec 7 2010
haha hes not in HOOT thats a different actor.
kristen (Guest)
said at 7:29 PM on Tue Oct 26 2010
i like the littler one better but his picture is sort of creepy
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:41 AM on Tue Sep 7 2010
I'm gonna be biased and say Zack because the original short is all I've seen of the show. Heh.
purplewarrior (Guest)
said at 10:25 PM on Fri Aug 20 2010
I thought Zack sounded more natural.
chris (Guest)
said at 7:23 PM on Tue Aug 3 2010
i have to go with jeremy also. his voice just sounds better for this particular character
rikkk (Guest)
said at 3:41 AM on Fri Jul 23 2010
my vote is for Jeremy, a more powerful/well modulated voice and way more clear.
layla (Guest)
said at 3:55 PM on Tue Jul 20 2010
they both sound awesome and i had to vote for jeremy
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 10:58 PM on Wed Jul 14 2010
i voted for zack.
awesomenessintheair (Guest)
said at 10:38 AM on Tue Jul 13 2010
omg zack shada was in um... i forgot but he was in a movie... ummmm it was... grrrr >:( something about saving owls lol
markmarino (Guest)
said at 7:10 PM on Sat Jul 10 2010
sure it is in fact they do have rights for voice acting under age
NachoElephant
said at 6:51 PM on Sat Jul 10 2010
It's interesting that 2 brothers both played the same character


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