Donald Duck
Disney Disney

Donald Duck

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Donald Duck with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Disney

Donald Duck is an anthropomorphic white duck known for his explosive temper. He made his debut in the 1934 Disney short "The Wise Little Hen".
Created by CatsTuxedo on Jul 22 2010
Kingdom Hearts (2002)
Donald DuckTony Anselmo
Tony Anselmo
Donald Duck
Donald DuckClarence Nash
Clarence Nash


Add a Comment

Rip Tide
said at 7:57 PM on Wed Apr 4 2018
In Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Donald's voice starts out as archive recordings of Clarence, and then Tony voices him for the rest of the film.
said at 5:51 AM on Tue Feb 20 2018
A toughie hm....... sound's a little weird but...
1) Clarence Nash and Tony Anselmo :D
said at 2:17 PM on Fri Sep 1 2017
Clarence Nash was always my favorite. Anselmo always sort of made Donald's voice a little high pitched, which didn't feel very fitting sometimes. I dunno, maybe I'm just a softie when it comes to what made Disney so great.
said at 3:54 PM on Wed Aug 16 2017
Tony Anselmo: Anselmo has taken this character and improved on what Nash gave us.
2. Clarence Nash: Nash is the original but at times it is hard to understand what Donald is saying.
said at 1:21 AM on Sat Aug 12 2017
This is easily a tie for me as both VAs have equal advantages. Tony Anselmo's more easier to understand but Clarence Nash's more classic and duck-like. Too tough of a decision to choose!
said at 10:19 PM on Tue Jul 18 2017
I love both voices, but Tony Anselmo is my favorite
said at 7:13 AM on Wed Jun 14 2017
Tony Anselmo is my favorite Donald voice. Clarence Nash is a close second since he originated the voice. His Mickey And The Roadster Racers actor Daniel Ross, much like Tony in his early years, is a bit rough around the edges, but still sounds solid. By the way, this should be updated with Daniel Ross' voice.
said at 8:36 AM on Sun Apr 2 2017
1. Clarence Nash
2. Tony Anselmo
said at 8:28 PM on Sat Jan 21 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
I'd say I prefer Tony more as I felt Clarence was much harder to understand in some shorts or moments comparative to Anselmo who I think was able to sound out words a lot clearer in his appearances
said at 10:07 AM on Fri Dec 16 2016
Clarence Nash the one and only and best voice for Donald Duck.
said at 2:53 PM on Mon Dec 5 2016
It's a tie.
said at 12:36 PM on Sun Dec 4 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
I'm calling it a tie.
said at 10:09 AM on Sat Mar 4 2017
@Voiceactorfan1 actually, I'm going with Clarence.
said at 6:32 PM on Thu Nov 3 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
Clarence Nash is the one who created Donald's iconic voice in the first place.

Tony Anselmo is the one who managed to build upon Clarence Nash's performance to make it his own, without deviating from the basis for the character.

I'll have to call it a draw here: both actors deserve credit for what they brought to Donald, IMO.
said at 3:01 PM on Fri Jun 24 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Clarence Nash is awesome as Donald Duck, but I prefer Tony Anselmo.
said at 2:17 PM on Sat May 21 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
I call it a tie.
said at 1:46 PM on Fri Mar 18 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
Both of them are classic and iconic.

Clarence Nash created the classic and iconic voice but at times I find him a bit difficult to understand while Tony Anselmo has basically perfected this role, he sounds more intelligible and I'm more used to his take.

My vote goes to Tony.
said at 8:29 PM on Wed Nov 2 2016
@Autovolt Took the words outta my mouth.
said at 1:10 AM on Fri Jan 8 2016
Both are excellent, though Tony is a little better if I had to choose one.
said at 11:46 AM on Fri Oct 23 2015
 6 Shout Outs!
Is anyone else's page lacking the border around the poll-winner?
said at 12:45 PM on Fri Oct 23 2015
@Scrappy-Fan92 yep
Jacob M. Keene
said at 8:35 AM on Sat Nov 28 2015
@Scrappy-Fan92 That is strange considering Tony has more votes than Clarence.
said at 10:49 AM on Fri Oct 23 2015
 4 Shout Outs!
Gah! They're both perfect!
said at 4:47 PM on Fri Oct 2 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Can I make this a tie?
said at 8:34 AM on Thu May 21 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
I really love both Donalds here. I guess if I was forced to choose, I'd pick Tony. But it's painfully close for me.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 9:24 PM on Sun Dec 21 2014
Just out of curiosity, where is the Clarence Nash Donald Duck sound clip from?
said at 1:59 PM on Mon Aug 18 2014
Both voice actors are great, therefore it's a tie for me
said at 9:16 PM on Fri Jul 25 2014
Why did they give Donald quite a Voice?
said at 10:32 PM on Sat Aug 12 2017
@CuriousUserX90 he a duck so they wanted him to ound almost like a real duck also because its funny
said at 6:02 PM on Tue Apr 8 2014
I can't decided! This is a tough one!
said at 5:30 AM on Mon Apr 7 2014
The voices are pretty well the same. Clarence for being the original. (And i hardly ever do that)
said at 9:23 PM on Sat Nov 30 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
I declare this a tie. Anyone else?
said at 7:49 PM on Thu Jan 9 2014
@mdalsted Yeah pretty much.
said at 6:44 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
 1 Shout Out!
said at 4:14 PM on Sat Sep 21 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
I remember looking up that Tony Anselmo took lessons from Clarence Nash before becoming the official voice of Donald. Tony is a great successor to Clarence. And I mean that literally. I can't even immitate Donalds voice. Everytime I try to, I just can't do it.
said at 12:11 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@Legacyman maybe Tony Anselmo can now teach u 2 become the next voice for Donald when he decides 2 leave but I don't see that happening for a while.
said at 8:31 PM on Fri Jul 19 2013
Both are great, but I'm going with Tony since I can understand him better.
said at 9:34 AM on Thu Sep 5 2013
@SpongeBat1 That's usually something people never say to Donald.
said at 10:32 AM on Wed Nov 27 2013
@tlemmens10 LOL
said at 12:34 PM on Wed Nov 27 2013
@lnytune1 But I do like Tony as well.
said at 12:01 PM on Thu Nov 28 2013
@tlemmens10 You mean Clarence...
said at 12:40 PM on Thu Nov 28 2013
@lnytune1 No, because when I wrote that I thought about Tony. I do like Clarence as well, but when I wrote this, I was thinking about Tony.
said at 9:07 AM on Sat Nov 30 2013
@tlemmens10 Oh... okay.
said at 9:13 AM on Sat Nov 30 2013
@lnytune1 Complicated, I know.
said at 2:53 PM on Fri Jul 19 2013
They're both really good but i'm going with Tony cause I grew up with him but you still can't dis Clarence really.
said at 12:01 PM on Sun Mar 24 2013
Even though I don't really like Kingdom Hearts, Tony voices Donald in the Epic Mickey games along with House of Mouse so I'm going with Tony.
said at 10:33 AM on Wed Nov 27 2013
@OswaldFan825 And pretty much everything else.....
said at 11:04 PM on Sat Mar 16 2013
 1 Shout Out!
I prefer Clarence Nash. Tony is great too.
said at 10:10 AM on Sat Mar 4 2017
@coolgeek176 couldn't agree more.
said at 10:19 PM on Wed Jan 30 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Tony is the real Donald Duck. Thumbs up for him all the way! =)
said at 9:55 PM on Sun Mar 3 2013
@Anthonyiscool64 Come on if it wasnt for him being Clarence's aprentice he wouldnt have done it.
said at 7:51 PM on Thu Nov 8 2012
 1 Shout Out!
This is actually one of the hardest VC's I think I've ever had to pick one. I grew up with both voices and both sound EXACTLY alike with little to no difference. I grew up watching old Donald Duck shorts with Clarence Nash but then again I did hear a lot more stuff with Tony Anselmo watching House of Mouse and other Disney related things he was in. So I guess I'll go with Tony just due to how I've seen him in more stuff.
said at 2:22 PM on Sun Sep 2 2012
 1 Shout Out!
I like both, and I heard both growing up in some form or another, though Tony more. But I'd give it to Tony here, but it could go either way.
said at 2:04 PM on Fri Aug 31 2012
 6 Shout Outs!
This is ONE character I cannot vote!

Both actors are very talented and superb. Nash, the original Donald Duck, taught Anselmo how to become the angry duck. So, both actors are great!
said at 11:29 AM on Sun May 27 2012
 4 Shout Outs!
This VC is obviously a tie. Both voices are unforgettable, and the fact that one taught the other makes both Nash and Anselmo the best!
said at 10:22 AM on Wed May 30 2012
@MaryKosmos I agree 100%!
said at 3:36 PM on Tue Aug 7 2012
@JayGirl10 I Second that my friend. :)
said at 12:02 PM on Thu Nov 28 2013
@MaryKosmos Exactly!
said at 11:11 AM on Fri May 18 2012
 1 Shout Out!
I respect Nash, but I love Kingdom Hearts Donald the most so I'm voting for Anselmo.
said at 6:10 AM on Fri Mar 9 2012
Koichi Yamadera!
Belial Edge
said at 2:13 AM on Sat Mar 31 2012
@BlankSlate Ah, Kou'ichi Yamadera, who's also FIVE other different characters from Kingdom Hearts as well.
Thanks to him, I can't unhear Donald from Ryouga from Ranma 1/2 XD
said at 11:15 AM on Fri May 18 2012
@BlankSlate Love Koichi Yamadera, he's done a great job dubbing the Disney character's(I even think his Mushu is funnier than Eddie Murphy's), and his Donald Duck is no exeption. He started out a little scratchy in the begining, but now I think he's really gotten it down. I still perfer Anselmo though; he's more refined in his duck speech.
said at 10:18 PM on Sun Dec 18 2011
Clarence Nash will always be Donald Duck.
said at 10:35 PM on Thu Dec 8 2011
I love Tony Anselmo's take on Donald but Clarence Nash cannot ever be truly replicated.
said at 11:08 PM on Fri Jul 1 2011
 2 Shout Outs!
I gotta give it to Tony
He makes Donald's temper tantrums more funny
said at 11:36 AM on Thu Apr 21 2011
 1 Shout Out!
Both are quite exceptional for this character. As mentioned, he is the hardest to get right, and of course Clarence's take is classic, but Tony deserves kudos for taking over the role successfully. As mentioned, both tie.
Faved by 32 BTVA Members

Support Behind The Voice Actors on Patreon
What is Patreon?
Who do you think has been the best from these Donald Duck voice actors?
Clarence Nash
Tony Anselmo