Richter Belmont
Castlevania Castlevania

Richter Belmont

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

Created by Pokejedservo on Oct 30 2010
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)
Richter BelmontDavid Vincent
David Vincent
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)
Richter BelmontScott McCulloch
Scott McCulloch


Alright folks here is a VC for another member of the Belmont clan and this time its for Richter and while he has appeared in more games than Symphony of the Night that will be the game that this VC shall focus on. In the Playstation 1 version of Symphony of the Night Richter was voiced by Japan-residing English speaking VA Scott McCulloch voiced Richter. While I am aware over how reviled the voice acting in the PS1 version of that game is (the reaction amongst gamers is usually either utterly despising it or liking it because they love to laugh at it. Anyone whom genuinely liked the PS1 version's voice acting is lets just say very rare and not very vocal.) However I do find Scott's overall performance for the role to be a mixed bag as for starters I do like the voice that Scott did for the role as I do believe that it certainly works for the role. Now as for Scott's performance on the role it does sound a bit subdued but I do understand what he was trying to do in making his performance sound noble and heroic. Does it work? Kind of but I have heard better when it comes to performances like this so in other words this is not one of the best performances in that version nor is it one of the worst.

Now as for the PSP version of the game David "Grimmjow" Earnest voiced the role in which he is a bit more of an improvement. While David's voice for the role certainly works one could notice on how his Richter Belmont sounds a bit angrier than his PS1 counterpart here and to be honest that is what makes it work a bit more to me. How so you ask? Simple I find David's performance as Richter as a bit more energetic as I feel that David put a bit more passion and emotion into his performance. (However for those whom don't already know while he does sound angry in scenes such as the intro David can play the role a bit more calmly just fine later on in the game.) Overall its a very good example of the voice work of David Earnest and the PSP version of Symphony of the Night. While I admit I liked them both but I am certainly going with David Earnest this time...



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said at 1:51 AM on Wed Feb 21 2018
Scott McCulloch though he does get better later on in the game has a very awkward tone that kinda throws me off a bit.

David Vincent has the better performance though both sound a little surfer-ish.
said at 2:21 PM on Wed Nov 16 2016
 1 Shout Out!
David Vincent nuff said.
EPA Deane
said at 8:28 AM on Thu Nov 3 2016
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Vincent's rendition has more conviction. McCulloch sounds like his ADR director was VERY lazy.

David Vincent earns my Vote EASILY.
said at 10:25 PM on Fri Aug 19 2016
The original Symphony of the night had lots of entertaining moment but this guy's voice eh... generic flat...
said at 2:12 AM on Sat Aug 20 2016
@HienFan I thought he was kind of decent when Richter became evil, and had a really entertaining moment with the "Magnificent! Now feel my unbridled wrath!" line XD

But aside from that I think David Vincent is the better Richter in pretty much every way
said at 10:44 PM on Thu Feb 11 2016
I'll be the odd one out here and say I actually prefer Scott in the role. Most people tend to right him off after hearing the "Die monster!" speech, but after watching more cutscenes I can say that this voice clip poorly represents the rest of his in-game work. Scott's delivery during the bad ending is appropriately contemplative, as if grimacing at irony of a Belmont being used to resurrect Count Dracula. And during the good ending, Scott makes Richter sound genuinely remorseful for having been enthralled by Shaft and forcing Alucard into a situation where he had to slay his father.

While David Vincent does do a bang up job at expressing Richter's righteous fury in the opening scenes, the farther along you go the less he seems able to convey the character's intended emotions.
said at 12:48 AM on Fri Feb 12 2016
@Voice_Box While I do agree with you that Scott grew more into the role towards the ending. He always had this awkward tone to his voice that made Richter hard to take seriously, like when he met Alucard in the Arena, in comparison to David Vincent who had a much more sinister tone in that scene and just had a much better overall performance to me.
said at 7:05 AM on Sun Mar 8 2015
1) David Vincent
2) Scott McCulloch
said at 2:14 PM on Mon Dec 15 2014
They both sound kind of like surfer dudes to me, and I think they both sound a bit miscast. David Vincent is definitely the better of the two though, a much stronger performance there needless to say.
said at 1:58 PM on Fri Jan 17 2014
 5 Shout Outs!
When voice-acting is technically bad, the least it can be in the process is entertaining. Michael G's Dracula is a lot of hammy fun, Scott McColluch is only flat and boring. I'm going with David Vincent easily here.
said at 3:09 PM on Sat Nov 17 2012
i cant really pic.......i love them both
said at 7:08 PM on Tue Mar 22 2011
Davids works well .
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