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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Iroh with sound clips and images.
Iroh is former Prince and a retired Fire Nation general. He is the older brother of Firelord Ozai and uncle to Prince Zuko and Princess Azula.

Compared to the rest of his family he is wise, friendly and an easy-going person. He enjoys drinking tea and playing Pai Sho.

He is an extremely powerful Firebending master and one of the few Firebenders capable of generating lightning. Despite his somewhat clumsy and goofy nature, Iroh is a brilliant strategist and a force to be reckoned with.

Iroh was originally voiced by Mako Iwamatsu for Book 1: Water and Book 2: Earth (season 1 and 2).

Sadly Mako died from cancer and a replacement was necessary for the final season of Avatar: The Last Airbender (the episode "Tales of Ba Sing Se" was dedicated in his honor).

Mako's replacement for Book 3: Fire (season 3) was his longtime understudy and student Greg Baldwin.
Created by Foxwolf on Tue Aug 11 2009, 38 Comments, Add Comment
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Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)
IrohMako Iwamatsu
Mako Iwamatsu
Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)
IrohGreg Baldwin
Greg Baldwin

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rooftopsrevolution
said at 11:55 AM on Mon May 26 2014
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RIP Mako... Greg did him justice. I won't vote either or. I think Greg basically was a tribute to Mako, and they both did amazingly. Two very talented voice actors and one very sad loss.
Zillah
said at 8:51 AM on Thu Feb 6 2014
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Gotta vote for Mako, though Greg did a fantastic impression. If I didn't know any better I would've said it was the same person throughout the series.
hentercenter
said at 4:44 PM on Sun Dec 15 2013
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I can't even vote. I refuse. Both are awesome. Mako is so great and an amazing actor, but I cannot deny Greg the fantastic job he did. The only reason I could go with mako over Greg is because he is the original.
awesome9845
said at 2:54 PM on Tue Nov 19 2013
both of them did a amazing job. I am giving it to both of them and both of them sound the same.
tiago211287
said at 2:41 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
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Unfortunately Mako died. But Fortunately they found a very similar voice. So similar that I only discover that was different when I read about it.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 9:42 AM on Mon Nov 11 2013
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Though my vote obviously goes to Mako, I have to say that Greg filled his shoes perfectly. It reminds me of Corey Burton's take as Frollo (Kingdom Hearts) after Tony Jay's death.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 4:19 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
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Mako.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 3:30 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
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Greg Baldwin fills Mako's shoes beautifully, but he is not and can never be Mako, so the original gets my vote.
Posthumous
said at 6:55 PM on Sat Sep 7 2013
Tie
Shiny Raticate
said at 4:35 AM on Mon Jul 15 2013
Both of them were great; Mako, with his voice, created a character of deep thought, jovial characteristics, and a good heart, and Greg Baldwin took the torch and carried it on. I can't vote on just one, so I'm giving it to both of them.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 2:37 AM on Tue Jul 9 2013
Both voices sound very much alike, but there are subtle differences. Mako has the perfect "Zen Master"-type voice, and Greg was able to imitate it well.
Axx
said at 3:30 PM on Sat May 11 2013
I can't compare this competitively. There was no way possible for Mako to continue voicing Iroh and so Greg did a great job filling in and sounding as much like the distinct Mako as he could.

I kinda feel like Greg's voice is more of a tribute to Mako. Especially since I never thought anyone would be able to come that close to sounding like him.
optimasprime1
said at 7:03 PM on Fri Feb 22 2013
R.I.P Mako. He voiced on of the best chacters in Avatar history.
MrParadox
said at 1:11 AM on Sun Nov 4 2012
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Mako obviously did a fantastic job but it takes a lot of skills for someone to have a voice almost exactly the same as his predecessor and Greg Baldwin was pretty much spot on and definitely deserves praise as well.
Sokka2Me
said at 6:35 PM on Mon Jun 25 2012
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I would have really loved to see how Mako would have done for the 3rd season
Zylphia
said at 11:39 AM on Fri Jun 22 2012
I have to say Mako because I cry every time the episode "Tales of Ba Sing Se" comes on. It made me really feel for the character, and I just love Iroh's voice! I wish I had him for an uncle! :D
JSD
said at 2:25 PM on Sun Apr 29 2012
What GearDragonAzure said.

said at 3:20 PM on Mon Apr 9 2012
They're both really good :D but my vote goes to Mako for being the original, considering how close they really are.
Aquafox84
said at 10:00 PM on Tue Apr 3 2012
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aww damn it! I always thought it was ADAM Baldwin...this makes sense though.
Sarge Ray
said at 4:45 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
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I think they made a good choice on Mako's replacement. If I wasn't as good at recognizing voices, I probably wouldn't have known the difference.
Axx
said at 3:33 PM on Sat May 11 2013
@Sarge Ray I'm really good at that too but when I was watching the show the first run I didn't know it had changed.

When I found out Mako passed before that season I went back because I was confused and discovered someone else voiced him in that season. Then I realized the writing of season 3 and how little they had him speak too.
Gohan
said at 7:17 AM on Fri Mar 11 2011
mako is the best 1 for iroh
avatarnerd (Guest)
said at 3:35 PM on Mon Jan 17 2011
WOW. they sound almost exactly alike. the only thing is that Mako's voice was a little more raspy. I probably would have gone my whole life thinking that for the entire series it was the same person playing Iroh if i hadn't come across this website
android (Guest)
said at 12:15 AM on Thu Dec 30 2010
well..i think they shoul make more seasons..because avatar is really awsome ang greg soundss the same.....R.I.P MAKO
huskydreams (Guest)
said at 1:00 PM on Wed Dec 29 2010
Can't tell the difference.
urmom (Guest)
said at 7:01 PM on Tue Jul 6 2010
wow they pretty close but mako is better. i saw that episode and was confused why thy said in memory of mako. and a year later (today0 i found out what they ment. i DIDNT NOTICE!!!!
sora (Guest)
said at 3:56 PM on Mon Jul 5 2010
Of course Mako takes the cake, but Baldwin isn't too shabby either. (:
keiba (Guest)
said at 4:11 PM on Thu Jun 24 2010
Greg Baldwin sounds great! They were fortunate to have found him. He sounds just like Mako and no one could tell the difference.
cohen (Guest)
said at 2:15 PM on Fri Jun 18 2010
There were some parts in Book 2 voiced by Greg. There was a small short during the "Tales of Ba Sing Se" episode that was dedicated to Mako, voiced by Greg Baldwin.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:53 PM on Thu Jun 3 2010
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Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words Mr. Baldwin. I do love hearing them side by side and am very impressed with your impression!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 9:26 PM on Thu Jun 3 2010
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Wow thanks for stopping by!

Glad you like our site's voice compare and feel better now. :)
gregbaldwin (Guest)
said at 7:18 PM on Thu Jun 3 2010
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I spend far too much time googling myself! I've been pretty hard on my Mako impression as a rule...but hearing the voices side by side...it's not as bad as I thought! It's actually pretty good! Thanks for posting this!
adr202 (Guest)
said at 11:26 PM on Sun Apr 11 2010
they both look like iroh a lot more then the one they chose for the movie i meen if they used asians only mako would of been perfect but for what they did now greg would of been like no other he should be iroh
starwarsgeek (Guest)
said at 10:15 AM on Sun Apr 4 2010
dude i really like avatar but i like starwars better so there is nothing else to do can i meet greg it did good job imatating mako and darth vader
johnhadelin (Guest)
said at 10:12 AM on Sun Apr 4 2010
you have been with us and I LOVE YOU DUDE
dos (Guest)
said at 10:53 PM on Fri Dec 11 2009
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Greg did amazing job imitating Mako
jeff (Guest)
said at 5:33 PM on Tue Nov 3 2009
I liked Mako Iwamatsu better, but I'm sure that he couldn't help his death, so Greg Baldwin was a good choice. But he did sound a little Italian.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 9:33 AM on Tue Aug 11 2009
thanks for finally uploading this.
I think Mako is the better voice for Iroh, but after his death I don't think anybody else could've done a great job like Greg Baldwin did. So he's great too.


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