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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Arthur Read with sound clips and images.
Arthur Read is the main character of both the Arthur book series and the PBS children's television show Arthur. On the show, he is eight years old, in third grade, and lives in Elwood City. Arthur is an English-American anthropomorphic aardvark.

Believe it or not folks but the Arthur TV Show is STILL going and is as popular as ever. Over many seasons of the show there have been many child actors who have voiced Arthur. Since Arthur almost never ages in the show (similar to Bart and Lisa Simpson from The Simpsons or Ash Ketchum from Pokemon), it is necessary to recast the role once the child actor's voice changes because of puberty or decides to move onto other projects.

Arthur was first voiced by Michael Yarmush from 1996-2000 (season 1 to 5).

Arthur was then voiced by Justin Bradley from 2001-2001 (season 6).

Mark Rendall then voiced Arthur from 2002-2003 (seasons 7 and 8).

Cameron Ansell voiced Arthur from 2004-2007 (season 9 to 11).

Arthur's current voice actor is Dallas Jokic (season 12 to present).

Arthur was also voiced by Carr Thompson for the animated film Arthur's Missing Pal in 2006.
Created by Jackson_H on Wed Nov 18 2009, 28 Comments, Add Comment
Arthur (1996)
Arthur ReadMichael Yarmush
Michael Yarmush
Arthur (1996)
Arthur ReadJustin Bradley
Justin Bradley
Arthur (1996)
Arthur ReadMark Rendall
Mark Rendall
Arthur (1996)
Arthur ReadCameron Ansell
Cameron Ansell
Arthur (1996)
Arthur ReadDallas Jokic
Dallas Jokic
Arthur's Missing Pal (2006)
Arthur ReadCarr Thompson
Carr Thompson


Like many of you I hardly noticed some of the voices changes while watching the show. Each of these voice actors managed to maintain consistency while making the character their own.

Your vote will probably be decided by who you're most used to hearing. My personal favorite of the bunch is Michael Yarmush so he gets my vote for this Voice Compare, however I enjoyed the work done by the others as well.


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said at 10:13 PM on Sun Nov 23 2014
I never even knew Michael Yarmush was replaced in 2001 i just thought his voice got deeper.
said at 10:13 PM on Tue Sep 30 2014
1 Pamela Adlon
2 Michael Yarmush
3 Justin Bradley
4 Carl Thompson
5 Cameron Ansell
6 Mark Rendall
7 Dallas Jokic
said at 3:21 PM on Wed Jun 18 2014
i prefer bradley & jokic
said at 11:28 PM on Thu Jun 5 2014
They literally all sound the same.
said at 5:08 PM on Sat May 31 2014
1. Yarmush
2. Thompson
3. Rendall
4. Jokic
5. Bradley
6. Ansell
said at 8:10 PM on Fri Dec 20 2013
Michael is the best one. Justin was a good stand in for him. I didn't notice the difference when he took over. However, he did lack Michael's vocal range and his acting wasn't that good. Mark and Carr both did very well. Dallas and Cameron both made Arthur sound like a girl.
said at 7:16 PM on Sat Sep 28 2013
I have to re-do my ranking
1. Michael Yarmush - As I said a great actor, he played Arthur as teen
2. Mark Rendall - While he suffers from a speech impediment or something, he is a worthy successor
3. Drew Adkins (not on here) - A bit young sounding, but it's workable
4. Cameron Ansell - Alright, but when he screams his voice is higher than D.W.'s and it's noticeable
5. Justin Bradley - Wooden and lacks the vocal range of Yarmush
6. Dallas Jokic - His one-liners are alright, but when he has a monologue he sounds like he's confused
7. Carr Thompson - Downright terrible, I think this film was done in the US and not Canada which explains the voice talent being different
said at 6:46 PM on Tue Oct 16 2012
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Arthur has a new voice actor for Season 16
His name is Drew Adkins
said at 4:29 PM on Sun Jul 8 2012
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All are very good, excluding Justin- he's tolerable.

Best is Michael Yarmush IMO.
said at 12:47 PM on Sun Jul 8 2012
Carr - no comment
Michael - great
Justin - no comment
Mark - as good as Michael, maybe even better
Cameron - OK, but a bit too young
Dallas - AHHH!!! Way TOO whiny and high and too girly!
said at 9:36 PM on Wed May 30 2012
Hands down Michael Yarmush, He's the voice I heard growing up.
said at 1:15 PM on Tue Jul 19 2011
Michael is probably the best. Mark wasn't that bad either.

There's a reason why Mark redubbed all of Justin's work for Season 6!
said at 1:59 PM on Fri Aug 5 2011
@PurpleWarrior13 I believe it's because Carol Greenwald the Executive Producer at the time
complained that Bradley lacks the vocal range of Michael Yarmush and would make Arthur sound whiny when he was upset
said at 4:32 PM on Fri May 20 2011
Michael Yarmush was the best one he was 14 at the time the show began and he stepped down at age 19
Justin Bradley - uhh he sounds like one of those hired on the spot guys
Mark Rendall - Second best
Cameron Ansell - too girly for Arthur
Dallas Jokic - voice is too high
Carr Thompson - What the heck?!
said at 11:42 AM on Mon Aug 8 2011
@MatthewC17 Jokic sounds like he could voice D.W.
said at 6:14 PM on Mon Feb 7 2011
Michael Yarmush is by far the best. He breathes life into Arthur. The second best is Mark Rendall, then I think the third is Cameron Ansell though he kind of sounds like a girl. Dallas Jokic has a decent voice but he's not a good actor. Justin is the worst (terrible voice, terrible acting, absolutely no range) and no comment on Carr.
arnam (Guest)
said at 3:51 PM on Tue Dec 7 2010
Watching the energy drink episode and his voice needs to be lower pitched. it's just what i'm used to. I haven't watched Arthur in awhile with my son but I definitely noticed the difference
alyssa (Guest)
said at 6:13 PM on Fri Oct 29 2010
Michael was the best by far, probably because that's the one I'm most familiar with. It's hard to best the original. Some of the others really don't bother me, though, like Mark and Cameron. Their voices are higher, no doubt, but they still sound close enough to the original for me to be content. Justin's sounds really out of place to me, but he at least doesn't sound like a girl. And I think I just heard Dallas for the first time, or the first time in a while, watching the show just now. And I stumbled upon this site Googling and trying to find out what the hell was wrong with his voice and why he sounded so much like a girl. >_
aang (Guest)
said at 9:24 AM on Tue Sep 28 2010
yea michael was the best.. then if i had to pick another it would be carr thompson... the rest.. omg are you kidding me it sounds like a girl.. or hes shrinking back in time. I'd perfer it if you guys actually tired to get the actors to sound deeper not higher.. cos ever since you changed his voices.you can totally tell the difference and makes your show seem werid... its not about authur anymore...
joy (Guest)
said at 8:05 PM on Sun Sep 5 2010
The voices just keep getting higher and higher!
It's weird that the first voice was a kid, and his voice was the lowest.
I definetely like Michael the best just because that's what I think suits Arthur.
I remember being so mad that they changed his voice!
sora (Guest)
said at 4:03 PM on Mon Jul 5 2010
They all pulled it off wonderfully, but my vote goes to Michael, the very first.
natalie (Guest)
said at 8:37 PM on Thu Jun 24 2010
wow! Justin's hot!
seria (Guest)
said at 9:09 PM on Tue Jun 22 2010
my favorite one was michael i think im more used to that voive i used to wach arthur when i was a kid and i still enjoy it with my sons =)
hannahgrace (Guest)
said at 9:18 PM on Fri Jan 29 2010
WOW! I rember listening to all of these when i was little, but to see what they actually look like is strange!
domonique (Guest)
said at 1:39 AM on Tue Dec 1 2009
im so happy this arthur one was made i have to say the best are micheal justin and mark the others are to high pitched to squeaky 4 me
jeff (Guest)
said at 11:46 PM on Wed Nov 18 2009
I liked Michael Yarmush and Carr Thompson.
john (Guest)
said at 12:16 PM on Wed Nov 18 2009
My favorites were Michael and Justin, Mark took some getting used to since it went from deep to high pitched.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:46 AM on Wed Nov 18 2009
It is amazing how close those all sound. It is like hearing the same actor six times!!

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Michael Yarmush
Justin Bradley
Mark Rendall
Cameron Ansell
Dallas Jokic
Carr Thompson