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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Bucky with sound clips and images.
Bucky is originally known as Captain America's sidekick whose comic book debut was in Captain America Comics #1 in March of 1941. Bucky's full name is James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes whom became a prominent soldier in WW2 despite being a teenager in which he became Captain America's sidekick (though the initial reason why is because he accidentally saw Steve Rogers change into his Captain America outfit). The fate of what has happened to Bucky after Captain America's disappearance after WW2 highly varies between the stories he is in such as death, also disappeared, had a normal life, became villain/anti-hero Winter Soldier to even replacing Steve Rogers as Captain America. While Bucky's age, reason why he became Cap's sidekick and his post-WW2 fate do differ he is consistently known as a normal guy whom is just simply a well-trained acrobat and fighter.

Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 4 2012, 17 Comments
The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
BuckyCarl Banas
Carl Banas
Ultimate Avengers (2006)
BuckyJames Arnold Taylor
James Arnold Taylor
The Super Hero Squad Show (2009)
BuckyRod Keller
Rod Keller
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)
BuckyScott Menville
Scott Menville
Captain America: Super Soldier (2011)
BuckySebastian Stan
Sebastian Stan


HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE! Today at the Captain America VC section we take a look at Cap's sidekick... BUCKY! Let us begin...

Carl Banas- Carl's overall work on the role is decent even if his voice does make him sound a little too old to be a teenager (especially since this show came in decades before Marvel did a Adult WW2 version of Bucky). But to be fair Carl's performance does suit Bucky pretty well as a heroic young man willing to aid Cap as much as possible and is a decent example of the voice work in the show.

James Arnold Taylor- While Bucky may have been for the most part a brief cameo in the movie JAT's voice felt very natural for the role. JAT's performance suited on how while Ol' Jim Barnes may seem easy going but can take a situation seriously and highly believes in Captain America. So basically its a good example of JAT's handiwork and a pretty good example of the voice work in the movie.

Scott Menville
- Scott was very much a natural choice as Bucky as his known youthful voice suited Bucky VERY well. I also liked on how Scott played Bucky who is creeped out by his rather strange opponents but not cowardly and also has a bit of a sarcastic sense of humor. Its a fine example of Scott's work and a good example of the voice work in the show.

Rod Keller- Rod's work on the role is not bad even if his voice does sound a bit forced. Though Rod's performance is pretty good as it does suit Bucky's "plucky young sidekick" persona pretty well. So basically I have heard a lot better performances in the show but I have heard worse.

Sebastian Shaw- Sebastian does make a pretty good "Adult Bucky" as it is understandable why he gives a bit more of a somber performance here. But still Sebastian does a pretty good job in playing Bucky as a more serious minded soldier as while his performance in the movie was a bit better than it is in the game but its still pretty good nevertheless.

Overall I am going with Scott Menville with James and Sebastian at a close second with Carl and Rod at a decent third.



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said at 4:25 PM on Fri Jan 15 2016
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Scott Menville was so old school campy and heroic as Bucky, he was wonderful.

James Arnold Taylor is a close second but I don't find his take as endearing or as tragic as Scott's.

Sebastian Stan is excellent as the MCU Bucky and later Winter Soldier but his voice itself isn't that interesting.

Carl Banas sounds too deep for a boy like Bucky.

Rod Keller sounds way too much like a little kid. I know Bucky was a kid but unlike Scott's I find him annoying.

Overall Scott's my favourite and gets my vote.

BONUS: Brad Swaile would be a fantastic Bucky, I could see him playing him like his Lan Hikari, youthful and full of optimism.
said at 11:49 AM on Thu May 21 2015
1. James Arnold Taylor
2. Scott Menville
3. Rod Keller
4. Sebastian Stan
5. Carl Banas
said at 5:55 AM on Tue May 12 2015
1) Scott Menville
2) Carl Banas
3) James Arnold Taylor
4) Rod Keller
5) Sebastian Stan
said at 5:41 AM on Tue May 12 2015
1) Scott Menville
2) Carl Banas
3) James Arnold Taylor
4) Sebastian Stan
5) Rod Keller
Shaun Ince
said at 7:33 PM on Tue Mar 17 2015
Menville's Bucky reminds me of the 60/70's Robin. That aside he sounds pretty good as Bucky.
said at 4:48 PM on Fri Mar 6 2015
1) Carl Banas
2) Scott Menville
3) James Arnold Taylor
4) Rod Keller
5) Sebastian Stan
said at 1:13 PM on Sun Mar 8 2015
1) Scott Menville
2) Carl Banas
3) James Arnold Taylor
4) Rod Keller
5) Sebastian Stan
said at 5:33 AM on Mon Nov 17 2014

1) Keller
2) Taylor
3) Menville
4) Banas
5) Stan

NOTE: The reason for these definitive "Top 5"s is that I finally managed to get Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and I also finished watching the Super Hero Squad show. And I have to say that I actually enjoyed the performances in these two projects. Some of the Top 5 lists will remain unchanged (like Madame Hydra).
said at 6:18 AM on Tue Nov 4 2014
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My Top 5:

1) Taylor
2) Menville
3) Banas
4) Keller
5) Stan
said at 9:39 AM on Fri Jun 13 2014
While I like Sebastian Stan's adult Bucky the most, Scott Menville does an excellent job as the more traditional Bucky.
said at 3:40 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
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Anyone who thinks that Scott Menville couldn't pull off a more traditional Robin needs to listen to this.
said at 5:47 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Wait, who's saying that? *shifts eyes suspiciously*
said at 3:24 PM on Mon Jan 14 2013
I'm going with Scott Menville.
said at 4:57 PM on Thu Jul 5 2012
I liked Carl Banas's Burt Ward like voice at the beginning but after that he sounds too old. Other 3 aside(since they already have voes) I'll go with Rod Keller.
said at 8:06 AM on Thu Jul 5 2012
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It's nice that Scott Menville got to play a Robin-esque character again in Avengers EMH.
said at 12:06 AM on Thu Jul 5 2012
I'm gonna go with Scott Menville, though James Arnold Taylor and Sebastian Stan was also good as Bucky.
said at 9:26 PM on Wed Jul 4 2012
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personally these are the top 3 out of them all
1. Scott Menville
2. James Arnold Taylor
3. Sebastian Stan
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Who do you think has been the best from these Bucky voice actors?
Carl Banas
James Arnold Taylor
Scott Menville
Rod Keller
Sebastian Stan