Android 16
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Android 16

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Android 16 with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Dragon Ball

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 Nov 16 2009
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Android 16Scott McNeil
Scott McNeil
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Android 16Jeremy Inman
Jeremy Inman

EDITOR'S OPINION

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.

Pokejedservo

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WrightWay
said at 9:36 PM on Sun Sep 25 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Jeremy Inman:

He was too generic at first in Z, albeit sounded decent, but his Kai performance is really good and captures 16's gentle nature pretty well, while also sounding menacing when needed.

2. Scott McNeil:

I'm not quite sure what happened here, but he sounds really forced and garbled in the role. I think this was possibly a miscast.
GreenGoblin75
said at 10:25 AM on Tue Mar 8 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Jeremy's Kai performance demolishes the others. The emotion he portrayed while sounding flat is impressive.
Rutherspringsman
said at 7:02 PM on Wed Mar 2 2016
Scott's version sounds pretty more accurate in the Japanese version, I guess.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:24 PM on Wed Mar 2 2016
@Rutherspringsman Honestly, that's kind of insulting to Hikaru Midorikawa. He never sounded that awkwardly deep and flat.

I normally like Scott McNeil a lot, but I fail to see what merit someone could find in his Android 16.
Autovolt
said at 5:03 PM on Sat Jan 9 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Jeremy Inman especially in Kai, is phenomenal as Android 16, he really makes him a peaceful lumbering giant who despite being programmed to terminate Son Goku, is a gentle giant who loves nature and ends up fighting for the greater good.

Scott McNeil isn't so much miscast but wow he was not that good here, he sounds so stilted and awkward, I get that they were aiming for a stoic giant but it doesn't work out at all and I agree with Dr. Who really does sound like a dying tape recorder. Funny, yet sad.
Dr.Who
said at 11:40 PM on Wed Sep 16 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Jeremy Inman gives #16 a gentle and intelligent vibe that works pretty well for the peaceful nature of the character.

Scott McNeil...yeah, he really does sound like a dying tape recorder here, no kidding.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:02 PM on Tue Oct 20 2015
@Dr.Who dying tape recorder xD! That's a perfect description of Mcneil as #16
Dr.Who
said at 9:39 AM on Sat Oct 24 2015
@Shaun Ince
Thanks! I don't know who directed Scott like this, but I don't really feel it works.
Kioea
said at 3:40 PM on Sun May 31 2015
Interesting point: Scott's voice actually changed after 16's first couple of appearances. For his first few lines (which were very few indeed), he used a deep, growling voice (like Blanka, essentially). I can't recall what I thought at the time, but now it sounds incredibly silly and out of place. Then, after the fight between Vegeta and Eighteen, it started turning into the voice we have here. And while I agree it has drawbacks, it's still a huge improvement over him sounding like Blanka.

Jeremy Inman still wins, of course.
FMAlchemistfan01
said at 8:28 AM on Sat Feb 7 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
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
 2 Shout Outs!
Scott McNeil's take sounds really derpy. Also, he didn't convey emotion that well either when it came to #16
munsonx4
said at 7:24 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
 1 Shout Out!
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.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 5:30 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
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.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:11 PM on Thu Jun 13 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Jeremy Inman for his Kai performance.
coolgeek176
said at 6:21 PM on Mon Dec 3 2012
 4 Shout Outs!
I think Inman improved in the video games and Kai he has my vote.
Torak
said at 5:01 PM on Tue Aug 14 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
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.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 10:49 PM on Fri May 4 2012
 1 Shout Out!
Scott Mcneil would have been good for Android 8 but Ocean never dubbed that far unfortunately.
Fulgore2005
said at 4:06 PM on Sat Feb 18 2012
 7 Shout Outs!
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.
voiceactorfan
said at 12:54 AM on Tue Dec 13 2011
i voted scott unlike anyone else his sounds deper than Jeremy Inman.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 11:50 PM on Wed Nov 30 2011
 1 Shout Out!
Inman's Kai performance was pretty good.
mvx248
said at 2:23 PM on Mon Mar 14 2011
 7 Shout Outs!
Scott McNeil sounds like a dying tape recorder.
itsover9000
said at 2:16 PM on Thu Aug 18 2011
@mvx248 I AGREE
itsover9000
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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