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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Android 16 with sound clips and images.
Android 16 is a creation of Dr. Gero. Unlike Android 17 and 18 he is completely synthetic and was designed to be Goku's assassin. He is the tallest and strongest of the trio.

Over the series he came to appreciate life and learned what it meant to be human. He was essential in the fight against Cell and his encouraging words helped Gohan achieve his full power to fight Cell.

Created by Pokejedservo on Mon Nov 16 2009, 19 Comments, Add Comment
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Android 16Jeremy Inman
Jeremy Inman
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Android 16Scott McNeil
Scott McNeil


Well folks its now for one of the other Androids in DBZ (and unlike 17 and 18 this one is truly an Android but that's a long story).

Anyways in the FUNimation dub of the series he is voiced by VA Jeremy Inman (in his most known performance). While at least as far as I know not that many people really know of his handiwork OTHER than 16 of DBZ, but fortunately his performance as Android 16 is a fairly good thing to be known for. Jeremy's voice for 16 is a nice fairly low calm serious voice with a somewhat robotic tone to it that did suit the role well.

In the EuroCanadian Ocean dub of DBZ he is voiced by Ocean Group VA Scott McNeil. While the subject of Voice compares in DBZ in general is a fairly controversial one I've seen those who normally are fans of Scott McNeil's handiwork in general seem rather displeased with his handiwork as 16 but to be honest I am not one of them. Okay now I understand if anyone is going to accuse me of being a Scott McNeil fanboy here but while his work as 16 is certainly not his best performance (even in DBZ) I didn't think it was that bad really. In fact in retrospection Scott McNeil's 16 voice is similar in structure to Jeremy Inman's 16 voice its just that the only real difference is that Scott's 16 voice is a rather bit deeper.

Overall I liked both attempts for 16 as they both work in their own way.


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said at 8:28 AM on Sat Feb 7 2015
Jeremy Inman's clip should be updated with Kai, that's his BEST.

Scott Mcneil sucked as 16, this role is his worst, he was TOO robotic and too generic giant
Shaun Ince
said at 9:51 PM on Sun Nov 30 2014
Scott McNeil's take sounds really derpy. Also, he didn't convey emotion that well either when it came to #16
said at 7:24 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
Don't know what Scott was trying to do but he could have came up with a better voice than that. So my vote goes to Jeremy for now.
said at 5:30 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
Jeremy Inman, ESPECIALLY in Kai. Scott McNeil is usually great, but he blew it big time for putting on that stereotypical giant voice, making it hard to emote at all.
said at 8:11 PM on Thu Jun 13 2013
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Jeremy Inman for his Kai performance.
said at 6:21 PM on Mon Dec 3 2012
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I think Inman improved in the video games and Kai he has my vote.
said at 5:01 PM on Tue Aug 14 2012
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Scott's low and flat tone he uses for 16 is really awkward and he doesn't show 16's emotional side very well.

Jeremy Inmen is my pick, he managed to sound like a cyborg designed to be an assassin, but very emotional inside.
said at 10:49 PM on Fri May 4 2012
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Scott Mcneil would have been good for Android 8 but Ocean never dubbed that far unfortunately.
said at 4:06 PM on Sat Feb 18 2012
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As much as I like Scott McNeil, I just can't take his #16 voice seriously. He sounds too low and flat to the point he really does sound like a dying tape recorder like in the clip.

Jeremy Inman did a better job in my opinion. He gave #16 some emotion in his voice which worked. He also has improved greatly as the DBZ video games progressed.
said at 12:54 AM on Tue Dec 13 2011
i voted scott unlike anyone else his sounds deper than Jeremy Inman.
said at 11:50 PM on Wed Nov 30 2011
Inman's Kai performance was pretty good.
said at 2:23 PM on Mon Mar 14 2011
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Scott McNeil sounds like a dying tape recorder.
said at 2:16 PM on Thu Aug 18 2011
@mvx248 I AGREE
said at 2:16 PM on Thu Aug 18 2011
@mvx248 I AGREE
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 7:17 PM on Mon Nov 16 2009
Scott McNeil's was decent but definitely not the best example of his talents and skills (e.g. Beast Wars). I prefer Jeremy Inman for this VC.

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