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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Dante with sound clips and images.
Dante is the protagonist of Devil May Cry. He is the son of the demon Sparda and specializes in paranormal mercenary work.

Drew Coombs voiced Dante for the first DMC game and for Viewtiful Joe. Matthew Kaminsky took over in Devil May Cry 2, and Reuben Langdon is the current voice of Dante, starting with Devil May Cry 3.

Created by NCZ on Wed Dec 22 2010, 28 Comments, Add Comment
Devil May Cry (2001)
DanteDrew Coombs
Drew Coombs
Devil May Cry 2 (2003)
DanteMatthew Kaminsky
Matthew Kaminsky
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (2005)
DanteReuben Langdon
Reuben Langdon


All three of these VAs were suitable and gave good performances. I'm mostly in favour of Reuben Langdon, but Drew and Matthew were also just fine.


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said at 10:52 PM on Sun Oct 5 2014
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Coombs was good... but the direction (and writing) was what let him down. Seriously I saw his work in live action, he's goooood!

Kaminsky... similar deal with Coombs really.

But then you get Langdon! This guy fits Dante very well. Though I'm glad he's doing other stuff and more, GOD I hope they bring back THIS version of Dante again! Reubon is just too good!
said at 7:37 PM on Wed Jun 11 2014
Reuben dominated this role for sure
said at 6:43 PM on Thu Mar 27 2014
Why isn't Tim Phillips in this comparison? I know someone will say it's because he's the voice of the reboot Dante from Dmc Devil May Cry, but look at the Sonic the Hedgehog series. Just because that Dante is from a different continuity from the other Dante, doesn't mean he's still not Dante from the Devil May Cry franchise.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:10 PM on Thu Mar 27 2014
@TrueMyriad What does Sonic have to do with this?
said at 8:34 AM on Thu May 8 2014
@NCZ I think his argument is that all the Sonics are in the Sonic voice compare, despite having been rebooted and remade and shown in many different storylines.
But the thing with Sonic is, it's always the same character. Dante in DmC is a completely different character.
said at 7:37 PM on Wed Jun 11 2014
@RenoRebirth I see what you mean. Thanks for explaining my point though. Next time I'll think before I write a long drawn out paragraph about my opinions, but thanks a lot though Reno
said at 9:45 PM on Tue Jan 14 2014
hmm pity
said at 9:16 PM on Tue Jan 14 2014
hey wheres DMC Devil may cry Dante i know many ppl dont like his redesign and possible voice (Because fan boys cant accept change) but still
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:28 PM on Tue Jan 14 2014
@RevolverRikochet He's considered a differen character than this Dante
SM Scorx
said at 9:56 PM on Sat Jun 28 2014
@Music Meister
It's not that he is considered a different character, DmC Dante IS a different character.
DmC Dante is not even the same species as the original.
said at 2:44 AM on Tue Sep 10 2013
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"I should've been the one to fill your dark soul with LiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiGGGGGGGhhhT!!"

I'm sorry, I had to reference that line at least once.
said at 9:47 AM on Sun Jul 28 2013
I find out that the Devil May Cry chronological order is:
1. Devil May Cry 3
2. Devil May Cry
3. Devil May Cry 4
4. Devil May Cry 2
Which to me looks really bizarre.
said at 10:11 PM on Sun Jul 28 2013
@Mrguy22594 What does this have to do with the voice compare?
said at 11:03 PM on Sun Jul 28 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I don't honestly know and I just thought to get that bit out of the way before I decide. Obivously Rueben Langdon/Ken.
said at 4:40 PM on Thu May 30 2013
Drew Coombs sounds a little stiff here and there, and his voice is a bit generic "anti-hero with attitude", and yes, he had a few hammy moments. However... I thought he sounded pretty darn good for the time. He performed Dante's "hero with attitude" parts very well, his emotional scenes (even though they were a bit on the hammy side) were actually pretty effective, and he gave an all around solid performance. He did justice to both Dante's wise-cracking, pissed half-demon anti-hero exterior as well Dante's softer compassionate side.

Matthew Kaminsky isn't bad either. He probably would have been much better had Devil May Cry 2 not been such a stale follow up and he had better dialogue to work with. He sounds like an older Reuben Langdon.

Reuben Langdom fits into the part just as well as Drew Coombs. I've never found his voice-work to be particularly impressive, but he really got Dante's self-absorbed, wise-cracking attitude (which is partially to hide that he's lonely and grief stricken because of his family situation and in life in general) better than either Coombs or Matthew.

I would probably say it's a tie between Reuben and Drew, but since Reuben Langdon has had more time with the role, playing both a younger and older Dante, and that he's refined it with two games and a twelve episode series, I have to give it to him.
said at 12:32 AM on Tue Jan 22 2013
Can't wait to see all the hate Tim Phillipps gets once he's added.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:38 PM on Sun Feb 10 2013
@TheTrueYuma No need to worry; Tim Phillips won't be added since DMC Dante and DmC Dante are in different CharGens.
said at 2:35 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
@NCZ I'm pretty sure he still counts since the differences are mostly, if not completely, cosmetic. That's what I've heard anyway.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:19 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
@TheTrueYuma You mean the people who say "omg guys u only haet dmc because of the hair!!!" Yeah. I don't know where to begin with how different DmC Dante is. The only thing they have in common is the name.
said at 1:19 AM on Mon Mar 4 2013
@NCZ Hey, if David Kaye can be compared with the other Optimuses, then it's only fair that Tim Phillips should be compared with the other Dantes. He really is still Dante. The only difference, besides voice, is that he's a punk rocker.
said at 8:25 PM on Wed May 15 2013
@TheTrueYuma Multiple characters sharing the same name doesn't mean anything. By that logic, does BTVA add the Aqua Man from Mega Man NT Warrior to the DC superhero Aquaman's VC?

No they don't. They are not related, let alone one in the same. That's why there are (at least) four different Green Lantern VCs (Hal, John, Kyle, Guy) and Robin VCs (Dick, Tim, and two others whose names I can't remember). DmC Dante is a totally different character.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:45 PM on Wed May 15 2013
@TheTrueYuma Not to mention, Animated Prime is quite blatantly meant to be Optimus Prime. Aside from the fact that he's younger, it's obviously the same character, same personality, filling the same role. It's no different from all the other interpretations of Prime throughout the multiverse, so it'd be ridiculous if we didn't include it. DmC Dante is clearly not the same character as DMC Dante.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:55 PM on Wed May 15 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Well, that one's obviously a more extreme case, considering the two Aquamen are from different companies and are obviously entirely different characters (MM Aquaman isn't a superhero, etc. etc.). Whatever the case, I'm not adding DmC Dante.
said at 11:37 AM on Sun Nov 4 2012
The voice clip used for Reuben Langdon's Dante doesn't really show his range at all if anything a better clip should be used. Matthew Kaminsky and Drew Coombs are about on par with each other while Reuben Langdon is a decent Dante but doesn't real stand well with the other two.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:23 PM on Sun Nov 4 2012
@IAMTHEVASTUNIVERSE I hate to admit it, but I've never actually played the Devil May Cry games. XD I basically grabbed the first clip I found. You're welcome to suggest a new one.
said at 12:41 AM on Fri Mar 4 2011
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langdon, easily, the other two were meh.
SM Scorx
said at 8:24 PM on Thu Feb 10 2011
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Langdon, hands down.
u1 (Guest)
said at 12:13 AM on Thu Dec 23 2010
Matthew Kaminsky has a great voice for Dante.
Reuben Langdon plays a great young Dante.
He also voiced and did the motion capture for Dante in Devil May Cry 4.
Drew is good, and established the voice of Dante.
Even though Reuben is a great actor, I think that MAtthew has a better adult Dante voice. Not saying his acting is better, just his voice.

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