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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Doug Funnie with sound clips and images.


Created by Pokejedservo on Sat Apr 16 2011, 17 Comments, Add Comment
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Doug (1991)
Doug FunnieBilly West
Billy West
Doug (1991)
Doug FunnieThomas McHugh
Thomas McHugh

EDITOR'S OPINION

Today we start the Doug Voice Compare section with the eponymous character of the series... DOUG FUNNIE! We shall of course start with the original Nickelodean episodes of Doug when he was voiced by Billy West. Doug Funnie was not only one of Billy West's first roles and VA performances, his work as Doug is still one of the more renowned aspects of Billy West's career and understandably so. Billy's voice and performance for the role definitely suited Doug's "Sympathetically Dorky" persona rather well. Granted in retrospection Billy's voice for Doug did make him seem a bit older than he was in the Nickelodean episodes but Billy's performance definitely more than made up for it for sure. Basically Billy West's performance as Doug Funnie is still a VERY memorable example of his work.

When Disney took over the show in the mid 90's while the majority of the cast of the Nick episodes did reprise their roles in the Disney episodes Billy West declined the chance to reprise his roles in the Disney episodes so Thomas McHugh got to take over the role. I know that Thomas' voice-work for the show wasn't that well received (much like the show itself) but to be honest I never thought that Thomas' work as Doug (much like the Disney episodes) was all that bad. Thomas' voice and performance still did suit Doug's "Sympathetically Dorky" persona well enough (and ironically enough while the show tried to use puberty as a reason why Doug's voice changed he actually sounds a bit younger). Okay I admit I do agree that Thomas' work as Doug is not as good as Billy West's but its still a good performance nevertheless especially when viewed by its own merits. Overall both of these performances were good but Billy West's work is a bit more classic. 


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gifford598
said at 12:35 PM on Sun Dec 1 2013
Billy West. There is Definitely no contest here.
Element Riser
said at 7:42 AM on Wed Oct 23 2013
Billy West. Thomas McHugh is too high pitched and whiny.
lnytune1
said at 3:21 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@Element Riser Since when is Billy West's voice NOT whiny?!?!?! (But of course I SO agree with you.)
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 5:47 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
McHugh...really isn't all that good as Doug. He's almost TOO wussy sounding. I'd imagine Doug sounding like Phillip J Fry when he hit puberty, not like THAT. Which is why Billy West gets the vote here.
JSD
said at 5:16 PM on Fri Jul 27 2012
Billy West is the better of the two, without a doubt, but Thomas McHugh is still a very good stand-in. He gets way too much flak for his performance: he's actually pretty good as Doug.

Of the two, Bill West is classic and just comes off more genuine of the two, but McHugh is a GREAT stand in as well. No problems with either Doug.
JT4949
said at 3:31 AM on Tue Apr 10 2012
Billy West IS Doug.

Thomas McHugh...whatever voice he was doing here, that doesn't sound like at all like it could be a real person. Just a bizarre voice.
BigBDawg
said at 12:21 AM on Tue May 1 2012
@JT4949 Agreed, JT. Too bad Billy West didn't come back in "Disney's Doug" to reprise his role as Doug.
BlankSlate
said at 8:48 AM on Fri Oct 21 2011
Billy's voice for Doug sounds a bit like his Fry voice, but his performance, of course, is WAY better than Thomas'.
TServo2049
said at 12:32 PM on Wed Apr 20 2011
I'm willing to bet that Billy West was replaced because he had moved from New York to Los Angeles in the interim between the old series and the new one. Since both the Nick and Disney versions were made in New York, I'm assuming that Jinkins and co. chose to recast Billy's characters with N.Y. talent to keep all the voice production close to home, rather than go out to L.A. just to record Billy's characters.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 2:01 AM on Thu Oct 20 2011
@TServo2049 All the recording sessions took place in Hollywood, like pretty much every animated series. Billy didn't return because Disney wasn't willing to pay him as much as Nick did.
JT4949
said at 4:54 AM on Sat Aug 17 2013
@PurpleWarrior13 I thought they took place in New York, where Jumbo Pictures was stationed? West even mentioned that he'd moved to LA when discussing why he didn't sign on for the Disney series.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 8:58 AM on Wed Aug 21 2013
@JT4949 My bad, I now know it was recorded in New York. Still, I think they asked Billy West at least but location and payment were probably both factors.
Rocket_Giovanni
said at 10:06 PM on Tue Apr 19 2011
McHugh is OK, but Billy West is the better actor.
ajhz
said at 11:09 AM on Mon Apr 18 2011
I'm also going with Billy West here...also there is the Robot Chicken Doug Voiced by Seth Green
Smarttamarr94
said at 6:38 PM on Sun Jul 31 2011
@ajhz spoofs don't count sorry
PurpleWarrior13
said at 2:21 PM on Sun Apr 17 2011
Honestly, both are nostalgic to me. I never really noticed the voice switch when I was younger. But when I judge based on the performance alone, Billy West is the better Doug.
AMT
said at 11:09 PM on Sat Apr 16 2011
Man, does this show bring back memories... Good ones! I'm definitely going with Billy West! Billy's fry voice from Futurama fits doug so well!


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