Dante
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Dante

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Dante with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Devil May Cry

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 Dec 22 2010
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

EDITOR'S OPINION

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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HienFan
said at 4:32 AM on Fri Jul 10 2015
1 Reuben
2 Drew
3 Matthew- it's okay but too brooding, then again he(Dante) is broody in that game
Bookman230
said at 11:05 PM on Sun May 17 2015
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I do question DmC dDantie not being here. Oh, he's a completely different character. Not even the same species. Neither are the majority of the characters in Spider-Man Unlimited, for example, but they're included in the Spider-Man VCs. Heck, look at Batman; it includes Terry McGinnus. _Completely_ different character than Bruce Wayne. If these examples stand, so should new Dante.
Metabad
said at 7:08 PM on Mon May 18 2015
@Bookman230 Not to mention female Mewtwo from that Genesect movie is included in the Mewtwo comparison, despite also not even remotely being the same character, just the same species.

I've always kinda scratched my head over that, as well as a good chunk of the "in name only" Transformers being included in VC's, yet DmC Dante being excluded because of that reason, doesn't make much sense to me.
RenoRebirth
said at 9:25 PM on Thu Jan 7 2016
@Bookman230 To be honest, and I'm not trying to pick a fight with anyone, but I do believe that it's a simple case of admin bitterness.
Don't get me wrong, I despise the DmC Dante. But I can't help but notice the flawed logic in stating "Well, it's just a completely different character."

Numerous other voice compares include vastly different incarnations of the same character, but it seems this VC is the only one where they will not even humor such an idea.

I have nothing but respect for the admins on this site, and I did side with this reasoning in the past, but after having seen many other voice compares on this site, not including DmC Dante here really doesn't make sense to me.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:44 AM on Mon Feb 15 2016
@RenoRebirth

The thing is that not every case is going to be the same. Looking at every single example of something as a black-and-white, all-or-nothing scenario, rather than carefully looking at each individual as its own beast, can have its downsides. Simply saying "because you did this this one time, means you should do it this time too" isn't always something that holds water.

Every VC is made and updated according to this thinking. Not every fictional universe is the same so looking at things as though they are simply makes things messy. Marvel and DC are large multiverses that often portray the same characters in many different continuities. Despite technically being different, each version is generally similar enough that it makes sense to treat them the same way. But of course there are times when it can be debateable as to whether one character is the same as another or not. In those cases, they are analyzed and a judgment is made. It's the same here, just in a different way.

Of course, then there's the elephant in the room. Being a controversial figure, there's no real win-win situation regardless of what decision is made for DmC Dante. If he's left out, then the question is "Why is he left out?" If he's included, then... well, you could just as equally ask, "Why is he included?" Another question is what we and the community stand to gain by including it. It runs the risk of devolving things into DMC versus DmC and that's not the point that needs to be made. Keeping it limited strictly to original Dante keeps things clearer and more organized. Whereas including the DmC version takes away a bit of the VC's focus. There's the risk of things devolving into "DmC versus DMC", and that's not the point that needs to be made.

This VC exists to ask "Who is the best voice for Dante". The Dante seem in DMC1 - 4 is undeniably the same character. They all experience the same events in the same continuity, with events carrying over. Comparing them makes obvious sense.

In the long run of the series, DmC's status is not certain. Is it a full reboot? Is it a side series? Is it simply the only thing that the series is now? PS2-era Dante is still appearing in other games. So the conclusion that can be reached is that DmC is simply a side series that coexists with DMC. Not a replacement. DmC Dante is not meant to be literally the same as DMC Dante. There's no multiverse linking the two. They simply coexist as entirely different but largely unrelated things. That is the thinking that led to the conclusion that he is a separate character and that including him in the comparison is far messier than simply not making the inclusion.

As a side note, I'm not sure how you can claim to have the utmost respect for the admins on the site and not want to start a fight while simultaneously accusing the admins of being bitter and having flawed logic.
Lpfan120
said at 1:17 PM on Mon Feb 15 2016
@NCZ Ok, that does make sense, but with that in mind, Why is Camilla Luddington in the Lara Croft VC? Is it the same deal?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:19 PM on Mon Feb 15 2016
@Lpfan120 Tomb Raider is one of those series that has been rebooted and interpreted differently several times. Even the series beginning with Tomb Raider Legend is actually a reboot, so the Camilla Luddington version isn't an anomaly, but just one of many.
Lpfan120
said at 1:21 PM on Mon Feb 15 2016
@NCZ Ok, I gotcha.
RenoRebirth
said at 7:44 PM on Wed Feb 17 2016
@NCZ To answer that last part, simply because I know for a fact that several of my comments on this site have been deleted for literally no reason whatsoever. Not just mine, but many of my friends in the same boat.
Forgive me for jumping to the conclusion that an admin might use their powers to delete/disregard something simply because they dislike it.
RenoRebirth
said at 7:46 PM on Wed Feb 17 2016
@NCZ And in regards to everything else, that makes sense.
I still don't 100% agree but I can understand that logic.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:03 PM on Wed Feb 17 2016
@RenoRebirth No reason? Are you sure of that? Can you name some examples of times this has happened to you and your friends?

To offer the other perspective, there have been several cases of you and your friends either harassing other users and/or creating comments that are simply inappropriate, making duplicate accounts, etc. Though general policy is to always grant benefit of the doubt, things get a bit trickier to deal with when coming from users with a history and thus judgement calls tend to be made. Sometimes this may lead to a false alarm, but that's the reason for it.
RenoRebirth
said at 8:11 PM on Wed Feb 17 2016
@NCZ Actually I'll add one final bit on the "bitterness" subject since my previous comment came off as more personal than anything.

When I made the initial comment above, I made my statement with a previous comment of yours in mind.

"Stay tuned for the Activision and EA-published DmC 2: #YoloYoloSwag Edition, featuring a story by Stephenie Meyer and soundtrack by Nickelback, with Dante voiced by and modelled after Nicolas Cage. Also, Dante will wear Crocs and use Internet Explorer to visit 9gag, his favourite website."

I remembered this diatribe from my earlier days on the website and made an admittedly unfair assessment that you, and perhaps other admins on the site, were unwilling to include an actor in a VC simply because you disliked the game.

I've come to realize my own flawed logic in the fact that I myself posted an insanely long diatribe where I blasted the game, and I did so after you had made your comment.

I have since replayed the game and grown a much tamer and fairly positive opinion on the game.

So in that I see my own flawed logic, as three years can make a major difference in opinion, so for jumping to that conclusion, I apologize.

However, the removal of comments still remains relevant, as I have seen many comments on this site disappear within an hour of being posted simply because they offered an opposing opinion.

But I'll pack it up now as that really isn't relevant to this discussion.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:16 PM on Wed Feb 17 2016
@RenoRebirth

"So in that I see my own flawed logic, as three years can make a major difference in opinion, so for jumping to that conclusion, I apologize."

Accepted. Also the original comment is dumb and probably not something I'd say nowadays anyway, so w/e. Cheap shot about a game I don't really feel strongly on in any regard.

"I have seen many comments on this site disappear within an hour of being posted simply because they offered an opposing opinion."

This has never happened.
RenoRebirth
said at 8:16 PM on Wed Feb 17 2016
@NCZ An example of something removed for no reason is my comments on the "Mark Jefferson" page.

A user commented on him, at that time, being the favorite character in the game, and I replied "But of course!" or something to that effect.

I noticed one day that my comment was no longer there. Which I felt was odd, since I had neither said nor done anything in this comment to warrant it being deleted, so perhaps I was mistaken and simply forgot to comment it.

I posted this comment once again, and just to be sure, I checked back a few hours later and sure enough, my comment was gone.

Perhaps shed some light on what guidelines I broke with my three word comment?
RenoRebirth
said at 8:23 PM on Wed Feb 17 2016
@RenoRebirth Slight correction, this was commented on the "Life is Strange" page, and not specifically Jefferson's. But the comments in question were about that specific character.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:53 PM on Wed Feb 17 2016
@RenoRebirth

Ah yeah, that case was one of those false alarms then. Just got thrown off by suspicious prior posting history leading me to believe there was more to it then that.
Starscreamsfan
said at 12:14 PM on Thu Mar 12 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
1) Reuben Langdon
2) Drew Coombs
3) Matthew Kaminsky
Aussieroth
said at 10:52 PM on Sun Oct 5 2014
 1 Shout Out!
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!
TrueMyriad
said at 7:37 PM on Wed Jun 11 2014
Reuben dominated this role for sure
TrueMyriad
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?
RenoRebirth
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.
TrueMyriad
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
RevolverRikochet
said at 9:45 PM on Tue Jan 14 2014
hmm pity
RevolverRikochet
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.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 2:44 AM on Tue Sep 10 2013
 8 Shout Outs!
"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.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:24 PM on Sun May 17 2015
@MilanTheVillain01 That line is so lengendary xD!
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 4:40 PM on Thu May 30 2013
 1 Shout Out!
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.
IAMTHEVASTUNIVERSE
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.
ZigTheHunter
said at 12:41 AM on Fri Mar 4 2011
 1 Shout Out!
langdon, easily, the other two were meh.
SM Scorx
said at 8:24 PM on Thu Feb 10 2011
 1 Shout Out!
Langdon, hands down.
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