Red Tornado
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Red Tornado

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Red Tornado with sound clips and images.
Franchise: DC Universe

Created by Foxwolf on Aug 23 2009
Special thanks to Jackson_H for additional sound clips.
Justice League Unlimited (2004)
Red TornadoPowers Boothe
Powers Boothe
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Red TornadoCorey Burton
Corey Burton
Young Justice (2010)
Red TornadoJeff Bennett
Jeff Bennett
DC Universe Online (2011)
Red TornadoJoe Mandia
Joe Mandia


So while I don't know much about this character apart from the fact that he's a robot, I can say that with what little I have seen of him on screen, I prefer Powers Boothe's version of the character (despite the fact that he really only has a couple of short lines). For two reasons:

1. the manner in which he speaks makes him converse in a more human way but works well with the digitally enhanced voice which reminds you he is a robot.

2. Corey Burton's take not only sounds exactly like Brainiac, it just sounds like a more slow-paced can't-think-as-fast version of Brainiac. And he has similar mannerisms likes saying "logical choice" and "observation".



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said at 9:18 PM on Sun May 1 2016
 1 Shout Out!
1. Jeff Bennett
2. Corey Burton
3. Joe Mandia
4. Powers Boothe
said at 2:55 PM on Fri Mar 11 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
Jeff Bennett BY FAR! I've always thought he was a great fit for machine/robotic characters and Red Tornado is no exception. Yeah it's not too far off from his Owen from Gargoyles but I think it fits this character well.

Corey Burton is also pretty good, though it sounds too much like his Brainiac for my liking, though I like to imagine this is what a heroic Brainiac would sound like.

Joe Mandia is decent, nothing really to say about his performance.

Powers Boothe....I'm sorry but he's not at all a good fit for Red Tornado. His voice sounds way too high pitch and weird sounding. I mean it's cool to see Powers show off his range but it doesn't fit here. He kind of reminds me of Brian Drummond's Jolt.

Jeff Bennett gets my vote.

BONUS: I guess Brian Drummond would be a good fit for Red Tornado. I could also see Crispin Freeman, Chuck Huber, J. Michael Tatum or Sean Schemmel fitting well too.
said at 11:22 PM on Fri Mar 11 2016

From what I understand on the subject, a lot of the stuff with Powers Boothe was done in post because they were trying to make it sound very different from Grodd.
said at 10:09 AM on Tue Feb 17 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1) Corey Burton
2) Jeff Bennett
3) Powers Boothe
4) Joe Mandia
said at 5:38 AM on Tue Mar 17 2015
1) Jeff Bennett
2) Corey Burton
3) Powers Boothe
4) Joe Mandia
said at 11:20 AM on Mon Oct 13 2014
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I like Jeff plenty, but I think his take sounds too similar to his Owen voice from Gargoyles.

Then again I'm not too familiar with the character so maybe it works
said at 2:25 AM on Tue Jul 8 2014
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Jeff Bennett sounds a little bit like Crispin Freeman at times.

Speaking of which, would Crispin make a good Red Tornado?
Polyester Funk
said at 10:11 PM on Sat May 31 2014
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Jeff Bennett sounds cool as Red Tornado. Powers Boothe is too high and Joe is kinda meh. Corey does have a good robotic voice.
said at 3:39 PM on Tue Sep 9 2014
@Polyester Funk - That's cause he's had good experience playing robots.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:39 AM on Wed Sep 10 2014
@HyperVoiceActing True that.
said at 9:12 AM on Fri May 2 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Would David Soboloff make a good Red Tornado?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:18 PM on Tue Sep 9 2014
He'd probably make a better Tornado Tyrant
said at 7:47 PM on Thu Oct 16 2014
@Archerboy58 I'd see people more like Tom Kane or Jim Ward as RT
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:29 PM on Thu Dec 5 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
After Young Justice, really feeling Jeff though Corey I also really like. Powers feels a bit too high and Joe comes off as generic robot
said at 2:24 PM on Thu Dec 5 2013
there's one more to add Peter Onorati played him in one episode of Justice League Unlimited
here's a clip
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:28 PM on Thu Dec 5 2013
@Archerboy58 Please post things like this in the forum
said at 2:38 PM on Thu Dec 5 2013
@Music Meister i don't know how to use the forum
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:20 PM on Thu Dec 5 2013
@Archerboy58 Scroll to the top, click forum. Scroll down until you find DC compare section then find the Existing Compare section and post it there
said at 3:22 PM on Thu Dec 5 2013
@Music Meister i poster that and other corrections for Justice League Unlimited in the report mistakes secthion
said at 4:10 AM on Sat Aug 31 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Jeff Bennett is Reddy.
said at 10:56 PM on Sun Jul 14 2013
I totally agree
said at 12:10 AM on Mon Jun 24 2013
Powers Boothe sounds too high pitched, and Corey Burton and Joe Mandia sound too much like a generic robot. Jeff Bennet sounds robotic, but he has the most emotional range. Jeff Bennet earned my vote.
said at 11:54 PM on Wed Mar 20 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Jeff Bennett IS Red Tornado. Powers and Corey are good, but Jeff's voice really clicked for me.
said at 8:25 PM on Sun Jan 13 2013
 1 Shout Out!
I('m going with Jeff Bennett. Corey Burton is great too. Powers Boothe is too high.
said at 7:53 PM on Tue Jan 8 2013
i like Powers Boothe the best. Burton and Bennet are pretty good too
said at 10:10 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@Archerboy58 Mandia is good i like him better than Burton
said at 6:06 PM on Mon Aug 27 2012
Jeff Bennett all the way, Powers take sounds too slithery (if you will) for my tastes, Corey did an awesome job but it reminded me of Brainiac.
said at 11:21 AM on Sat May 12 2012
Powers Booth sounds ANNOYING. Corey Burton has an accent which I really don't like for this character. I think I like Jeff Bennett and Joe Mandia better.
said at 1:03 AM on Tue Apr 17 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
For Red Tornado, I'm going to go with Jeff Bennett, though Corey Burton and Powers Boothe were also good.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:35 PM on Wed Jan 18 2012
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Corey Burton's speech pattern reminds me of HK-47. That said, I prefer Jeff Bennett.
said at 8:47 PM on Mon Feb 6 2012
@Nightmare Crusher Meatbag! =P
said at 8:46 PM on Thu Dec 15 2011
 1 Shout Out!
Powers Boothe.
said at 5:12 AM on Mon Feb 6 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Although Jeff Bennett's is pretty good as well.
said at 2:48 AM on Tue Jul 26 2011
 2 Shout Outs!
Jeff Bennett won my favor.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:08 PM on Thu Jun 30 2011
 1 Shout Out!
I like Burton the most. Bennet was good but I kinda heard an accent and I don't feel a robot should have one and Boothe's voice was too high for my taste.
said at 11:11 PM on Sun Feb 20 2011
 1 Shout Out!
I like Corey Burton's Red Tornado BECAUSE he sounds like Brainiac, Burton just does a great Robot voice, even if it is similar
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 11:08 PM on Fri Feb 12 2010
 3 Shout Outs!
I wouldn't say Burton's voice sounds EXACTLY like his Brainiac. The Brainiac voice is much cooler, roboticish and cold.

According to an interview it's actually his natural sounding voice but spoken lower and softly. No filter or extra stuff involved. ;)

Anyways I like them both
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Who do you think has been the best from these Red Tornado voice actors?
Powers Boothe
Corey Burton
Jeff Bennett
Joe Mandia
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