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

Goofy is one of Disneys most famous cartoon dogs and is the best friend of their most famous character, Mickey Mouse! Even though at times he shows his brain power he is usually depicted as clumsy, unintelligent and eccentric. However, he wears his emotions on his sleeve and has a giant heart.
Created by OptimusSolo on Feb 10 2011
Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)
Goofy GoofHal Smith
Hal Smith
Sport Goofy in Soccermania (1987)
Goofy GoofTony Pope
Tony Pope
Down and Out with Donald Duck (1987)
Goofy GoofWill Ryan
Will Ryan
A Goofy Movie (1995)
Goofy GoofBill Farmer
Bill Farmer
Goofy GoofPinto Colvig
Pinto Colvig
Goofy GoofGeorge Johnson
George Johnson


I honestly am very torn on this one.  I really want to hear everyones comments on to why one voice is better than the other. My initial response though is leaning toward both Pinto Colvig, the original voice and Bill Farmer, the current voice.



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said at 11:54 AM on Thu May 3 2018
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Going in order of oldest to most recent...

Pinto Colvig as the originator of the voice establishes it pretty nicely. There's a slightly more natural tone to the way he says his dialogue than I expected--it doesn't sound as much like he's putting a voice on as other voices tend to sound.

George Johnson sounds like he might have been studying Lenny from Of Mice And Men a bit too much there.

Hal Smith, I'm not sure if this clip is the best to judge him on, considering it's Goofy in the role of a character in an adaptation. It's a good performance, but it sounds more like a Goofy-esque voice by way of some slight Mel Blanc intonation.

Will Ryan sounds like a sleazy lawyer doing a Goofy impression in that clip there.

Tony Pope has the voice right, though it sounds a bit low, and his acting seems to leave much to be desired in this clip at least.

Bill Farmer puts a much softer tone in his Goofy voice than a lot of Goofy actors. Really listening closely to his voice now, I'll admit he kinda sounds like Bob Dylan doing a Goofy impression at points. His acting is fantastic, though, and I know I've heard him perform Goofy better in other projects (by the time he voiced him in Kingdom Hearts, the voice seemed to have been perfected), so I'd say he's a clear winner here.
said at 5:47 AM on Tue Feb 20 2018
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1) Bill Farmer
2) Pinto Colvig
3) Hal Smith
4) Will Ryan
5) George Johnson
6) Tony Pope
said at 5:51 AM on Thu Jan 4 2018
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1.) Bill Farmer
2.) Pinto Colvig
3.) Tony Pope
4.) Will Ryan
5.) Hal Smith
6.) George Johnson
Shaun Ince
said at 8:14 PM on Sat Sep 23 2017
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Bill Farmer is my favourite Goofy voice. Just like what Jim Cummings did with Winnie the Pooh where he built upon the foundations of the original and made it his own and in some ways made it better, the same can be said for Bill.

The movie that he voiced him in, gave Goofy a lot of emotional depth to the character. It's something you wouldn't expect from Goofy especially if you're more familiar with the earlier iterations of Goofy. And for that reason alone, it stands above the rest.

My vote goes to Bill.
said at 1:09 AM on Sat Jul 22 2017
Here are my thoughts on Goofy's VAs:

6. Tony Pope - This voice isn't terrible it's just VERY inconsistent, especially near the end of the clip where he gets rather gruff.

5. George Johnson - It's okay. He does get some parts right it just doesn't have the special charm Goofy's voice normally has.

4. Will Ryan - Same as George except a bit more sillier which is good. Just the voice itself isn't very memorable either.

3. Hal Smith - Hal does a really decent job capturing Goofy's voice and putting his own spin to it. Very good.

2. Pinto Colvig - He is the original and still holds up today! He gave Goofy the charming, endearing voice and personality he has today. He deserves credit for it!

1. Bill Farmer - Bill just perfected this role! He captures the charm and hilarity of Goofy's personality but also gives him depth and emotion. He's the Goofy I know and love!
said at 3:59 PM on Wed Aug 16 2017
@TailwithaStripe George Johnson plays Goofy's human-like persona George Geef.
Ed Red
said at 5:03 PM on Sun Jun 18 2017
1) Will Ryan
2) Bill Farmer
3) Pinto Colvig
4) Tony Pope
5) Hal Smith
6) George Johnson
said at 8:51 AM on Sun Apr 2 2017
1. Hal Smith
2. Pinto Colvig
3. Will Ryan
4. Tony Pope
5. Bill Farmer
6. George Johnson
said at 11:00 AM on Sun Feb 19 2017
1. Bill
2. Tony
3. Will
4. Pinto
5. Hal
6. George miller
7. George johnson
said at 2:55 PM on Mon Dec 5 2016
1. Pinto Colvig & Bill Farmer
2. Hal Smith
said at 8:53 AM on Sat Dec 3 2016
They're all good
said at 4:38 PM on Mon Jun 20 2016
 1 Shout Out!
1. Bill Farmer
2. Tony Pope
3. Pinto Colvig
4. Will Ryan
5. Hal Smith
6. George Johnson
said at 1:11 PM on Tue May 31 2016
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What Pinto started, Bill perfected.
said at 7:38 PM on Sat Jan 28 2017
Pretty much sums it up, so true.
said at 12:57 PM on Tue May 31 2016
Mine's a tie between Pinto and Bill.
said at 1:33 PM on Fri Mar 18 2016
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Pinto Colvig was a great classic voice for Goofy who really helped set the stage for Goofy's trademark and iconic voice and portrayal.

With that said I have more of a preference for Bill Farmer's portrayal. I remember his take the most when I think of Goofy and he does bring the most depth to the role.

Tony Pope was also really good and sounds a lot like what Bill Farmer would end up doing for the role.

Hal Smith was great in Mickey's Christmas Carol. A very worthy voice and portrayal.

Will Ryan is alright, though I'm sure he could have done Goofy a lot better.

George Johnson is definitely the weakest but not bad.

Bill Farmer has my vote.
said at 3:26 PM on Sun Jan 24 2016
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Pinto Colvig WAS Goofy, but Bill Farmer is probably the Goofy I'm the most used to, and as others have pointed out he's the one who really gives Goofy depth. Maybe I should make this a tie.

Tony Pope is pretty good too (it's funny how similar he sounds to Bill's Goofy). And I really like Hal Smith's, too.
said at 1:33 AM on Fri Jan 8 2016
They're all great, but Bill Farmer nailed it. Even though George is the weakest, he is okay.
said at 2:16 PM on Mon Nov 30 2015
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Bill Farmer will alway's be Goofy!, He's the voice I grew up with!, and Pinto's too!
said at 5:19 PM on Thu Sep 3 2015
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I'd definitely put Bill Farmer at #1 for me. His is the Goofy I grew up. Second to Pinto Colvig.
said at 5:31 AM on Fri Jun 12 2015
1. Pope
2. Smith
3. Bill
4. Will
5. Pinto
6. George
said at 8:28 AM on Thu May 21 2015
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Bill Farmer is my definitive Goofy, but I also liked Tony Pope's take as well.
said at 9:27 PM on Sat Dec 27 2014
What Song Is Pinto Singing?
said at 8:07 AM on Sat Jan 31 2015
It's from Two-Gun Goofy.
said at 12:06 AM on Sun Feb 1 2015
@cartoonvoice Thank You
Polyester Funk
said at 12:15 AM on Sun Nov 9 2014
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Bill Farmer he's the Goofy that I know the best. Pinto Colvig, Tony Pope and Hal Smith are good. I don't really care for George Johnson and Will Ryan.
said at 10:35 PM on Sat Nov 8 2014
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1. Farmer
2. Colvig
3. Pope
4. Smith
5. Ryan
6. Johnson
said at 11:43 AM on Tue Oct 7 2014
I like Pope most, actually.
said at 1:14 PM on Wed Jul 16 2014
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Bill Farmer easily!!!! I also like Pinto, Hal and Tony as well.
said at 4:25 AM on Mon Jul 14 2014
But in all honesty Bill's accent has a certain unique charm
said at 8:44 AM on Mon Dec 2 2013
1 Pinto Colvig
2 Bill Farmer
3 Tony Pope
4 Will Ryan
5 Hal Smith
6 George Johnson(When does he voice him anyway? He sounds just as weird as James's Mickey)
said at 5:08 PM on Sat Jun 28 2014
@HienFan George only voices Goofy when he is in his human-like form as George Geef.
said at 2:21 AM on Tue Jul 8 2014
@MatthewC17 Still very bad voice
said at 5:30 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
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Bill Farmer.
said at 2:49 PM on Fri Jul 19 2013
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They're all brilliant but i'm going with Bill as he's the 1 I grew up with.

Pinto 2nd, Hal 3rd, Tony 4th, George 5th & Will 6th.
said at 10:26 PM on Mon May 20 2013
Pinto Colvig is definitely my favorite, along with Bill Farmer.
I also remember Tony Pope voicing Goofy on several Disney records from the late 1970s and early 1980s ("Watch Out for Goofy," anyone?)
said at 8:03 PM on Tue Feb 26 2013
for me its a tie Between Colvig and Farmer
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:35 PM on Wed Nov 14 2012
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Bill Farmer IS Goofy for me.
said at 3:18 AM on Tue Sep 4 2012
Pinto Colvig for me. Goofy's character was based on his funny voice!
said at 9:15 PM on Wed Aug 29 2012
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Since I was born and raised in the 90s, I have to admit that I'm pretty biased here, since Bill Farmer is the one I'm used to (frankly, he's the only one I've even heard at all outside this VC). Regardless, he's easily the best IMO, even just based on the given samples. He can really become dramatic, but still has a great sense of humor. Of course, he also had a nice, caring tone, making him more evocative of a father figure.

Pinto Colvig's the original though, and is just too classic to pass up. He's very much on par with Farmer, and Hal Smith is close behind. The other three are pretty good too, but none of them really stood out to me as Goofy.
said at 1:56 AM on Tue Jul 10 2012
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Without hearing a single one, Bill Farmer IS Goofy.
said at 4:39 PM on Thu Mar 15 2012
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Seems like the original voice actor and the current one are always the ones that work for me! I'm going with them on this one! Goofy is my favorite cartoon character of them all, and Bill really brings out what i love about him...Goofy's not just dumb and that's it. He's 3 dimensional!
said at 3:38 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
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For me, Bill Farmer is #1, with Pinto Colvig coming in second.
Blue Paratroopa
said at 12:44 AM on Mon Aug 15 2011
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While Bill Farmer is my favorite, I have a big soft spot for Hal Smith, since I love "Mickey's Christmas Carol."
said at 11:07 PM on Fri Jul 1 2011
Will Ryan and Tony Pope are the only ones I don't like
They sound too weird
said at 11:24 PM on Sat Jun 4 2011
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I'm going with Bill Farmer he brings the character to life
said at 11:33 AM on Thu Apr 21 2011
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Bill Farmer, absolutely. Not that the other guys aren't good. They did fine, but Farmer really brings out a lot more of the character's emotional qualities, particularly in A GOOFY MOVIE. In general, he is just a joy to listen to.
said at 6:27 AM on Mon Feb 14 2011
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I think Bill Farmers' voice sample is wrong. All the samples have lines that are pretty optimistically spoken with a typical Goofy chuckle. Farmer has lines which are said with more drama. People might get the wrong image of his work because of this. And that would be sad, because I think he's one of the best Goofy's.
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said at 10:46 PM on Mon Feb 14 2011
@Joop Well I respectfully disagree, I think it gives Farmer an advantage since it seems he gives more to the character. Actually this is the version of Goofy I always think about when I think about Goofy plus the Perfect Cast is a classic line. I also think having lines from A Goofy Movie makes sense. I respect and understand what you are saying but it doesnt seem to be hurting Farmer in the polls thus far
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Pinto Colvig
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