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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Alucard with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Castlevania

Created by Pokejedservo on Oct 31 2009
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
Captain N The Game Master (1989)
AlucardIan James Corlett
Ian James Corlett
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)
AlucardYuri Lowenthal
Yuri Lowenthal
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)
AlucardRobert Belgrade
Robert Belgrade
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate (2013)
AlucardRichard Madden
Richard Madden


Happy Halloween everyone! So for the latest VC for Castlevania we have the son of Dracula ALUCARD!

We shall actually start this from Season 3 of Captain N with Alucard voiced by Ocean Group VA Ian James Cortlett. Though of course Ian James Cortlett is the only thing remotely renowned about Alucard's depiction in Captain N.

Like certain other characters DiC had no intention on taking this character seriously as you can see here (though at least Alucard's rebellious personality seems to be still there). But still alike Andrew Kavadas as Simon Belmont, Ian's performance did fit the characterization that DiC was going with here.

In the late 90's we have the highly renowned PS1 game Castlevania Symphony of the Night with the rather revered English voice work back then, in which Alucard was voiced by Robert Belgrade. Aside from the likes of Metal Gear Solid and the Mega Man Legends series the voice acting in Video games back then were generally deemed either infuriatingly atrocious to So Bad its Good. (In which Castlevania Symphony of the Night was sadly by no means an exception.) To be honest aside from a questionable line or few Robert's work as Alucard didn't seem that bad to me, the voice didn't seem so bad and well its one of the better performances in that game back then.

In the PSP version of that game (and Castlevania Judgment for the Wii) Alucard was voiced VA Yuri Lowenthal. Say what you will about Yuri being a bit overused in voicing pretty boys with angst issues but to me this is one of Yuri's better performances with that kind of role. Seriously I found Yuri's voice to be QUITE fitting for Alucard here and his work as Alucard is probably one of his better performances.

So yeah I am pretty much going with Yuri Lowenthal here as the best of the 3 Alucard English voices here.



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said at 5:08 PM on Tue Jan 3 2017
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1. Yuri Lowenthal:

He has the most age appropriate voice for Alucard and is also capable of emoting in a very sinister, smug, yet also intelligent way.

2. Robert Belgrade:

He also did a pretty good job as Alucard, making him sound really sinister and smug, but his voice is a little bit more adult sounding than that of a teenager.

3. Richard Madden:

He has a pretty cool and intelligent sounding timbre for Alucard (and the accent is a nice touch), but I feel his delivery is a bit too soft at times & he also sounds a little too old to me.

4. Ian James Corlett:

To be fair, at least it's entertaining, and it works for Captain N The Game Master's portrayal of Alucard, but it's not very fitting for anything outside of that- he sounds too much like a chilled out skateboarder otherwise.
said at 1:58 PM on Wed Nov 16 2016
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Yuri Lowenthal nuff said.
said at 6:03 AM on Sat Oct 29 2016
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I personally like Yuri Lowenthal the best here because his acting is great and his voice is the most fitting for Alucard's appearance. It's one of my favourite roles from him honestly! I also think Richard Madden is pretty good as his respective version of the character.

Now Robert Belgrade's voice is really cool on it's own merits, and it's definitely very iconic too! However. It just sounds......weird coming out of Alucard to me. And his acting was kind of off at times as well (Although I suppose I can't fault him for that one.)

Ian James Corlett is kind of entertaining as the DiC version of Alucard I guess! But I do think it would be pretty nice to hear him play a serious version of the character one day. I mean it more than likely won't happen but hey.
EPA Deane
said at 5:58 AM on Tue Oct 25 2016
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I vote for Yuri Lowenthal, though more for his performance in Castlevania: Judgement.

Richard Madden is solid as an alternate version of Alucard.

Belgrade is miscast ( As Metabad can elaborate below) and Ian James Corllet is SEVERLY misdirected.
said at 5:03 PM on Sat May 21 2016
1. Robert Belgrade
2. Richard Madden
3. Ian James Corlett
4. Yuri Lowenthal

I'm a huge fan of Yuri, but he sounds really generic here.
said at 10:49 PM on Sat May 21 2016
OK, I'll bump him up to 3rd.
said at 1:40 AM on Mon Jan 25 2016
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People tend to forget that Alucard is physically 18. Robert Belgrade's voice is cool, but let's be honest, he makes Alucard sound like he's much, much older.
said at 4:31 PM on Tue Jan 3 2017
@BlazeHeatnix Which is partly why I voted for Yuri Lowenthal. I also thought he fitted Alucard's tormented, cold and determined personalty very well.
said at 7:18 PM on Fri Jan 22 2016
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1) Robert Belgrade
2) Yuri Lowenthal
3) Richard Madden
4) Ian James Corlett
said at 8:08 AM on Thu Oct 22 2015
I'm voting for Yuri. I'd say he has the most consistent voice out of all the actors here.
said at 6:57 AM on Sun Mar 8 2015
1) Ian Corlett
2) Robert Belgrade
3) Yuri Lowenthal
4) Richard Madden
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:43 PM on Sun Mar 8 2015
@Starscreamsfan I can understand your thoughts behind the Street Fighter and Darkstalkers cartoon characters, but I'm curious as to why you feel Ian Corlett's Alucard was the best.
said at 2:52 PM on Sun Mar 8 2015
@NCZ Well, there's something about him that really appeals to me. I don't know what it really is (could be the surfer personality), but I thought he was really cool.

I wish I could be clearer, but that's the best explanation I have for now (though I think it's because I sense some potential here).
said at 8:30 PM on Tue Mar 10 2015
@Starscreamsfan He was at least fitting for what they were going for in the show, but that's all I really feel I can give it.

But eh, to each their own.
said at 12:23 PM on Sat Mar 28 2015
At least he fits, unlike Lowenthal. That's the man who deserves to be dead last here.
said at 2:52 AM on Tue Mar 31 2015
@rosebr10 Yuri Lowenthal was a strange choice for this character frankly...
said at 2:10 PM on Mon Dec 15 2014
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Honestly, I really think Robert Belgrade and Michael G should've switched roles. Belgrade's deep voice I feel is really unfitting and too old sounding for Alucard and could've brought a much more refined deep sound to Dracula, whereas Michael G's higher voice is rather ill fitting for Dracula and the energy he brought to the role definitely would've fit Alucard a lot more. If they traded roles, while they might still not have been perfect, I think they would've fit each other's characters a LOT more than they did their own.

I admit I find Belgrade's deep voice to be jarringly unfitting, especially for that design. I know Alucard's a vampire and as such is ageless, but hearing that voice coming out of someone who looks that young is just...surreal. That said I do enjoy him in the role, but probably for all the wrong reasons. His voice sounds really monotone and clueless in all of his roles and there's something about it that I find so likable. I don't think I can explain why, there's just this certain charm to it for me. Although I see a lot of people saying that Robert Belgrade had the only good performance in that game and truth be told I highly disagree, I think he was completely miscast in the role and after seeing this interview it's obvious to me that he didn't care much for it:

That said though, I'm not gonna tell you what you can and can't enjoy, and oddly enough I think I like him simply because he's so unfitting and monotone in the role, truth be told I do miss him and I hope he comes back to do more voice acting someday.

Yuri Lowenthal is a little on the generic side, but I find him MUCH more fitting, I don't even think he's too young for the role, he sounds just right to me. He brings this nice intellectual tone to Alucard that I think was sorely missing with Robert. Although at first I wasn't too sure which voice was his (I'm not as familiar with his work as I'm sure other people are) so admittedly I originally thought that the second voice was his, at which point I remarked "Hey, he sounds sort of like Michael G's Dracula, that's cool! I had the same idea!" but then I listened to it more closely and realized the first voice was Alucard and was like "oh whoops." Still, I like it. His performance fits Alucard like a glove especially during the more emotional scenes and with much better writing to boot.

I'm not too familiar with Richard Madden's take on the character, but I do like the accent he brings to the role, it makes him stand out and sound really unique amongst the rest of these voices. It also sounds kind of like he has the deepness of Robert's take, with the young intellectual sound of Yuri's take. A very good balance between the two while also sounding distinct and unique enough on his own.

But yeah, anyone saying Robert Belgrade was the worst obviously has not heard Ian James Corlett in the role, which is a shame since he's ordinarily a much better actor than this, but the poor writing and awful characterization turning Alucard into an over the top parody didn't help matters at all.

So overall, my vote goes to Yuri Lowenthal, with Richard Madden as a close second, Robert Belgrade as a miscast but likable third, and Ian James Corlett in a distant, completely unfitting last place.
said at 1:47 AM on Mon Sep 29 2014
I have to go with the original Symphony of the Night VA as the best it sounds more interesting and it's not as high pitched as Yuri

Richard is okay not to Robert's level but not high like Yuri is

Yuri sounds miscasted as this guy he sounds too young and normal for a character like him however...

Ian- I AM A SURFER, that's the worst easily
said at 11:24 AM on Sun Aug 31 2014
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Yuri Lowenthal's acting is a little sharper than Robert Belgrade's, but at the same time, he just sounds way too ordinary and a little too young and casual. Robert may not be great, but his deep voice is more interesting to listen to, he has several very good line deliveries throughout the game, and I can actually hear a genuinely good performance trying to shine through. He also has the problem of being sounding too casual on lines where it sounds like he needs to emote more, but If you listen to the clip objectively, the only thing out of this clip that was truly bad was his awful, stilted script.

"Think you, I would forget such a thing!"

Without that kind of awful dialogue (there's a lot of stilted, poorly written lines like throughout the game) and the poor direction he was probably getting, he probably would have really done the character justice. He does sound like he cares about the performance he's giving here, but his character's script is just awful.

I like both Yuri and Robert, but I'm giving this to Robert because he's a little more unique.
said at 12:05 AM on Wed Jul 30 2014
Ian James Corlett gets my vote.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:53 PM on Fri Jan 31 2014
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The saddest thing is, I didn't know Alucard was Dracula backwards until two days ago
said at 6:53 PM on Mon Mar 9 2015
@Music Meister Don't worry, it took me a while to realize that as well (until maybe a few months ago).
said at 1:51 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
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.................... Ok, I'm just going to come out and say it: Next time make it Troy Baker.
said at 5:11 PM on Tue Nov 12 2013
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I'll forever be a fan of Robert Belgrade's voice for all eternity.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:01 PM on Sun Dec 2 2012
Yuri's voice isn't all that fitting but is acting is SOOOOOOO much better that I'm still voting for him.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:20 PM on Fri Jun 21 2013
I should add that Richard Madden is good too, I made this comment before he was added.
said at 5:04 AM on Thu Sep 13 2012
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Yuri: Best performed

Robert: Best voice match

Ian: This Alucard DOES NOT EXIST!!!
said at 7:04 PM on Tue Mar 22 2011
yuri works well as Alucard. Belgrade though the voice fits for and old kind of Alucard too many people complained about his acting and so IGA called for a redub and now Yuri is Alucard. I think Yuri's work since Alucard doesn't age much and his appearance as in younger the voice works. Belgrade makes sound deep and cool but the way he delivered his lines and used the voice is why I don't think it works well nowadays especially with so many new gen gamers getting into castlevania
said at 3:43 AM on Fri Jul 8 2011
@Sonic_Blaze In my opinion I think doing the redub was stupid and it sucked. I think what they should have done was not a redub but upgraded the graphics to 2.5D like they did with Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles which is a remake to Rondo of Blood. I barely hear people complaining about Belgrade's portrayal of Alucard I hear more people complaining about Yuri's portrayal of Alucard. I personally did not like him voicing Alucard to me all he did was take his Sasuke Uchiha voice from Naurto and Naruto Shippuden and put it in Alucard. You Know that Alucard is only half vampire right? and Symphony of the Night is like 400 years after Castlevania 3. so I don't believe he should be sounding like a 13 or 16 year old. If they are to make a future Castlevania game with Alucard as the main protagonist again...I hope they don't Yuri again. If it were up to me I would get someone like Crispin Freeman to do Alucard's voice he did an excellent job as Mathias Cronqvist in Lament of Innocence and Hector in Curse of Darkness so I would love to see him portray Alucard.
said at 3:50 AM on Fri Jul 8 2011
@MaskedKaneBRM *I hope they don't use Yuri again*
said at 3:07 PM on Sat Jul 9 2011
@MaskedKaneBRM but a vampire is like immortal and so their age is more in their younger like years. I prefer Yuri more than Belgrade. But then again bringing up a stupid NAruto reference sickens me. Alucard with Yuri sounds llike he's in his twenties despite being more than 400 yeas old. Belgrade did mediocre at best but It sounded bad to me . Crispin Freeman as Alucard would probably give him a lamer imitation of Belgrads or like Scott McCulloch. It wouldn't fit Alucard it would make him sound older and older as in his 50 to 60's old. The old one Belgrade made ALucard sound older than Dracula. I didn't like that because Alucard is suppose to be like years younger than Drac so it would make more sense to go with a kind of younger voice. I played SOTN back in 97 and Belgrade doesn't fit as alucard to me. probably never will.
said at 3:09 PM on Sat Jul 9 2011
@Sonic_Blaze I don't care if they take out Yuri. Anyone else doing Alucard is better than Belgrade. I hope they never use him as Alucard again
said at 4:56 PM on Wed Oct 12 2011
@Sonic_Blaze I'll be honest and will just have to go with MaskedKaneBRM's statement on this one. Not that I hate Yuri's performance, but a majority of his roles (including this one) all sound just like Sasuke Uchiha from the Naruto franchise... And the more I forget about that, the better! So what with Belgrade sucking and the fact that he has no votes? I found him more tolerable than Lowenthal. Yeah, shoot me down for praising a Japan-residing English voice actor, folks! It'll happen every once and a while.

All and all, if you think Yuri is better, okay. But for me, it's always Robert Belgrade just because of nostalgia... And that voice can still get fangirls' spines tingling, which is what I want because I hate fandom due to how overpopulated that area is.
said at 4:37 PM on Mon Nov 28 2011
@Ninjaman15 it's not that I hate Belgrade I just don't have that same feel I guess. sure it's Belgrade but it's bad to where I can laugh at it some time and he's the only one that stood out in that game but all in all that's what I really meant. I don't get an Alucard vibe. it sounded more Dracula. Yuri isn't perfect either it's like what does Alucard really look like. is he in his twenties thirties? who knows so probably getting his voice we will never know with a being who is cursed as he. ALUCARD!
said at 7:04 PM on Sat Dec 11 2010
Actually as I mentioned before Yuri Lowenthal reprises the role of Alucard in Castlevania Judgment.
said at 4:37 AM on Sun May 2 2010
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"think you I would forget such a thing" I lol'd

Yuri is the best hands down.
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