Bucky
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Bucky

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Bucky with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Captain America


Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 4 2012
Special thanks to Music Meister, TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
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
Avengers Assemble (2013)
BuckyRobbie Daymond
Robbie Daymond
Lego Marvel Avengers (2016)
BuckyScott Porter
Scott Porter

EDITOR'S OPINION

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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Bookman230
said at 1:02 AM on Sun May 1 2016
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Maybe I just love the casting gag of Menville being another iconic superhero sidekick, but I gotta go with him. He plays old school Bucky perfectly. He's charming, witty, and brave, while sounding just a little out of his depth and like he's having the time of his life at the same time, just as a kid should. He gets the audience attached to Bucky. We know he's a good kid who will grow into a good man, so when he dies, we feel Cap's pain.

As for the others, Banas' delivery is fine, but he's just a bit too old for that version of Bucky. JAT is a great blend of old school and new school approaches. Even from his few scenes, we know he has a good heart and a rapport with Cap. I'd love to see JAT reprise with more material.

Rod's okay. The delivery's good, but the voice is a little forced. Stan's just fine, but the material doesn't let him shine voice acting wise. Daymond's a great fit for that vein of Bucky, having life in his performance, a nice dynamic with Cap, and a reliable feeling. This is the best friend Cap can count on. Lastly, Porter's similar to Rod. Okay, some charm, but the voice is a tad forced.

Ultimately
1. Scott Menville
2. JAT
3. Robbie Daymond
4. Sebastian Stan
5. Scott Porter
6. Banas=Rod
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:06 PM on Tue Apr 26 2016
Sticking with Scott Menville, though Robbie Daymond was also good.
GreenGoblin75
said at 9:58 PM on Mon Apr 18 2016
1. Scott Menville
2. James Arnold Taylor
3. Sebastian Stan
4. Scott Porter
5. Carl Banas
6. Rod Keller
Starscreamsfan
said at 5:37 AM on Fri Mar 25 2016
Scott Porter fits Bucky really well. He's a whole lot of fun and his energetic delivery and upbeat attitude is excellent.

Scott Menville is also pretty awesome. He has the youthful energy and the adventurous feel that is an important part of the character.

Carl Banas really surprised me here. Who could have thought the insane and bombastic Scorpion could have pulled off a nice teenager voice and performance. This is a good example of Banas' range.

James Arnold Taylor also delivers a really nice youthful performance. He does manage to add some personality to the character despite the lack of material.

Rod Keller is really nice. He does manage to have fun in the role and he fits the SHS version of the character nicely.

Sebastian Stan delivers a nice performance, but I dunno, I really think he's too downbeat. Not bad, but it could have been better.
Starscreamsfan
said at 11:05 AM on Tue Apr 26 2016
Daymond does a pretty good job as Bucky. He's right in between Taylor and Keller.
Troodon2
said at 11:40 PM on Thu Mar 24 2016
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Scott Menville, Bucky is the Robin to Captain America's Batman, so his Robin voice was perfect.

James Arnold Taylor is a close second, as is Scott Porter, who pulls of a rather Yuri Lowenthal/Josh Keaton-eqsue tone to the character.

Speaking of which, here are some guys I'd like to hear as Bucky--

Josh Keaton, Yuri Lowenthal, Bryce Pappenbrok, Matthew Mercer, Eric Lopez, Max Mittleton.
Anicomicgeek
said at 10:15 PM on Thu Mar 24 2016
Sticking with Scott Menville, though Scott Porter is also good.
Autovolt
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.
Autovolt
said at 4:19 AM on Thu Apr 28 2016
Robbie Daymond sounds fantastic. He does a great job of emulating Sebastian Stan but also manages to sound very youthful and heroic.

As much as I tend to complain about the lack of consistency, if they do decide to recast Winter Soldier from Bob Bergen to Robbie Daymond, I'd be fine with that.

I mean Tuxedo Mask as The Winter Soldier. You got to admit that's pretty badass.

Still I'll stick with Scott Menville, his take still resonates with me more. Robbie I think I'd now rank as second, another stand out from Avengers Assemble.
Archerboy58
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
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.
Fulgore2005
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.
PsychicVoiceSpy
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.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:47 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Wait, who's saying that? *shifts eyes suspiciously*
coolgeek176
said at 3:24 PM on Mon Jan 14 2013
I'm going with Scott Menville.
SupremeTarantulas
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.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:06 AM on Thu Jul 5 2012
 1 Shout Out!
It's nice that Scott Menville got to play a Robin-esque character again in Avengers EMH.
Anicomicgeek
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.
husky58
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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