Dragon Ball Dragon Ball

Voice Compare » Dragon Ball » Android 17




Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Android 17 with sound clips and images.
Android 17 is a creation of Dr. Gero. He is the twin-brother of Android 18 and is also half human. He enjoys having fun, has a cocky attitude and is a bit reckless. He has a strong will power and was able to resist Dr. Gero's orders. Originally a villain he later becomes a good person and is no longer interested in destroying the Earth.
Created by Pokejedservo on Aug 7 2009, 71 Comments
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Android 17Chuck Huber
Chuck Huber
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Android 17Ted Cole
Ted Cole
Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks (2000)
Android 17Douglas Rand
Douglas Rand
Dragon Ball GT (2003)
Android 17Ethan Cole
Ethan Cole

EDITOR'S OPINION

Android 17 (or should I say Cyborg 17 but that's another story) is the latest Android to be having a Voice Compare here.

First off he was voiced by FUNi VA Chuck Huber in the FUNimation dubs of anything Dragon Ball related that 17 is in. This is one of his earlier examples of his smoother moderately low voice and is one of the better ones as well. Seriously Chuck Huber definitely did a voice that's suitable for this sinister yet slick pretty-boy.

In the Euro-Canadian dub of DBZ he was voiced by Ocean Group VA Ted Cole. While there are those whom found the EuroCanadian dub of DBZ to not fully fulfill its potential and can also try a little too hard to be like the FUNi dub, and I even at times admit to understand that as well. However Ted Cole was a perfectly suitable alternative as Android 17, how well does he do the role IMO? Well to be honest I can say the same thing for Ted Cole that I did for Chuck Huber. Granted Ted's 17 voice is slightly deeper than Chuck Huber's 17 but still Ted Cole's performance as 17 was easily one of the better performances in the EuroCanadian dub of the Cell Saga. (And is one of Ted Cole's best work in general as well.)

In the Blue Water dub of DBGT he was voiced by Ethan Cole and I will say this much Ethan was FAR better as 17 than he was as Piccolo. (Yeah I know that's not saying much and to be honest I am not surprised that Ethan is more suitable for a role like 17. To be fair while I have mentioned on how I found Ethan Cole to be really miscast as Piccolo in the past, I doubt that anyone would picture Chuck Huber and Ted Cole voicing Piccolo either.) Sorry for getting a little off-topic there but still Ethan Cole's Android 17 voice is very similar to the previous two and is easily one of the better performances in the Blue Water DBGT dub.

So far my choice for Android 17 voices are a tie between Chuck Huber and Ted Cole with Ethan Cole to be surprisingly a close second.

Pokejedservo

Comments

Add a Comment

Ad23
said at 6:21 AM on Mon May 2 2016
There all pretty good, but if I had to pick one it would have to be Chuck Huber.
GreenGoblin75
said at 2:00 PM on Tue Mar 8 2016
1. Chuck
2. Ethan
3. Ted
4. Doug
GreenGoblin75
said at 10:13 PM on Sat May 7 2016
@GreenGoblin75
1. Chuck Huber
2. Doug Rand (We're BACKBACKBACKBACKBACK)
3. Ted Cole
4. Ethan Cole
pete
said at 1:21 PM on Thu Feb 25 2016
 1 Shout Out!
A bit of a shame Douglas didn't do GT cause I'm a bit curious on how his Super 17 would be, cause this has potential.
HienFan
said at 11:07 PM on Wed Feb 24 2016
Hearing it now Douglas has better work but he's so irritating as this character

Ted is better in some other clips but not in here

Regardless my vote stays
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:06 PM on Wed Feb 24 2016
 9 Shout Outs!
It feels good to have Doug Rand up because his 17 is what got the ball rolling and led to pretty much the whole AB Groupe dub cast being figured out.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:09 PM on Wed Feb 24 2016
@NCZ And yet at the time we didn't even think it was Doug Rand doing the voice.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:28 PM on Wed Feb 24 2016
@Nightmare Crusher That's the funny and really interesting thing about the whole thing has been to me. We thought it was Matthew Geczky at first, and while it turns out he wasn't involved by sheer coincidence it was indeed the same talent pool and investigating what we now know was an inaccuracy ended up being the key to everything. It's really amazing how things go sometmes.
Ghosty404
said at 5:41 PM on Wed Feb 24 2016
@NCZ Douglas was the key to all this. It's like poetry, it's sort of they rhyme.

Every stanza rhymes with the last one.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:45 PM on Wed Feb 24 2016
@Ghosty404 This just confirms my theory that Garlic Jr is the Jar Jar of Dragon Ball.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:50 PM on Wed Feb 24 2016
@Ghosty404 It's so dense. Every single image has so many things going on.

Wait, that actually describes the early Funimation dub better- BAZING!
Shaun Ince
said at 4:45 PM on Wed Feb 24 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Doug sounds decent as 17. Although the delivery of the lines are just really awkward.
Dr.Who
said at 4:23 PM on Wed Feb 24 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
Doug Rand's voice is a good fit for 17, but his line delivery and the dialogue he's given to say is laughable at best. I mean,
"We're back, back, back, back...back!" and
"Get away you...poormiserablecreatures, or be SQUAAASHED," come across as silly at best. With better direction, Doug could be quite good, though.

It's funny how this is one of the few voice compares where not one actor (or actress) did a bad job, all the English dubs always seem to understand Android 17 fairly well.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:16 PM on Wed Feb 24 2016
Doug Rand is kind of odd sounding at times, but I think he's a stand out for the Big Green dub. Dare I say I like him more than Ted Cole? I do, I do dare.

New ranking

1. Chuck Huber
2. Ethan Cole
3. Doug Rand
4. Ted Cole
Plevak
said at 11:18 AM on Sat Feb 20 2016
 1 Shout Out!
I like Cole more than Cole but Chuck Huber gives the best performance.
Autovolt
said at 5:06 PM on Sat Jan 9 2016
Chuck Huber and Ted Cole are both perfect fits as Android 17.

Chuck plays 17 similar to his Hiei, an aloof punk who likes to get his hands dirty while Ted Cole focuses more on how robotic 17 is.

Ethan Cole is also pretty good too.

Ultimately I'm going with Chuck Huber since I'm more used to his take.

I don't know how to feel about Cole Howard voicing Android 17 in the Ocean dub of Kai. Honestly based on all the samples of his voice work I've heard, he just sounds too young for 17. Personally I'd prefer Ted or Ethan to come back or even get someone new in the mix.
Autovolt
said at 10:19 AM on Thu Feb 25 2016
Douglas Rand actually does fit Android 17 rather well, he does get down the cocky, I don't care if I'm, hurting innocent people I just want to have fun aspect of the character rather well.

I have a feeling this is the performance that Marc Soskin/GanXingba based his 17 on for the abridged version, though his performance always reminded me of Brian Beacock if anything.

But anyways for the most part Doug Rand does work as 17 but I still prefer Chuck of course.
Dr.Who
said at 6:09 PM on Sat Nov 28 2015
They're all pretty good, but I'd go with Chuck.
mehameha
said at 11:36 AM on Sat Nov 28 2015
Chuck for me.
SmartyBoyboy
said at 6:11 PM on Tue Oct 20 2015
1. Chuck Huber
2. Ted Cole
3. Ethan Cole
4. Doug Rand
Silly Sally
said at 3:36 PM on Sun Aug 9 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Ted Cole sounds more like a teenage android but Chuck Huber is second. Ethan Cole is the worst but he's decent.
HienFan
said at 8:38 PM on Wed Jul 15 2015
 1 Shout Out!
He's not in here but the forum but the dude from the Big Green dub sounds too silly, I'd say he's far behind Ted's robotic voice.

Chuck is good but I think I prefer Ethan in the long run, Chuck was still a bit too deep
Shaun Ince
said at 9:26 AM on Tue Jul 7 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Huber is the best #17 here.
Kioea
said at 2:34 AM on Tue Jul 7 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Ted Cole
2. Chuck Huber
3. Ethan Cole
4. "Big Green" VA
Savio
said at 4:29 PM on Sun Jun 28 2015
I've never really liked any of the Android 17 voices, tbh. Chuck sounds fine and he's a great actor, it's just all i hear is Hiei.

I really like Team Four Star's voice.
SteelEthlan
said at 11:02 PM on Sun Jun 28 2015
@Savio I disagree with you, Chuck isn't just voicing #17, he is the #17 which is why i would vote for him. His own tone of voice of #17 May feel more of a variant to Hiei, but i don't care he's still a unique choice for #17 hands down.

Not gonna lie, I quite like TeamFourStar (TFS) voice of #17 as well even though he's imitator of Chuck's which i think that they are seriously going for emulation for these said characters with amount of layers they have on their own.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:25 PM on Fri May 15 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Chuck is just great. He's got the delinquent attitude down to a t. He's equally good with 17's smugness in battle. I like all of Chuck's Dragon Ball roles and 17 manages to be one of the best alongside Pilaf.

Ted has the right voice, but the wrong attitude. He sounds too robotic and stiff.

Ethan's voice is a little off, however he does get the attitude right. I like him a little more than Ted Cole. Though neither one is even close to Chuck.
Polyester Funk
said at 10:58 PM on Fri Jun 6 2014
They're all good. I'm going with Chuck Huber cuz I really liked his performance. Ted Cole sounds good, but this is all of heard of his version. Ethan sounds pretty good, too. Though, that's a very short clip.
HienFan
said at 11:37 PM on Tue Apr 22 2014
Oh hey it's a new vote I missed out

I'll go with Ethan>Chuck>Ted
BlankSlate
said at 11:49 AM on Mon Apr 7 2014
Who's Ted Cole talking with, Tom Kenny's Starscream?!

Yeah, I know it's Cell.

Anyway, I'm going foooor... Chuck.
MicroPhoneBass
said at 6:29 PM on Thu Dec 19 2013
They all sound good and all passable.
Though Chuck has the credit for bing the most experienced and I take it hes one of those cast members they hired because of how close he sounds to the ocean version. Which he does, near identical. Chuck just has better delivery. Ted sounds a bit stiff.

Ethan sounds pretty good, he sounds the natural age and has the pitch right just sounded too wooden. No emotion put into it at all.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 5:03 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Chuck Huber - Completely perfect.
2. Ted Cole - A close second, but plays with the robot angle more.
3. Ethan Cole - Decent. Better than his Piccolo at least.
Soldierkei
said at 5:03 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
Love Chuck, but surprisingly, I kinda dug Ethan's voice more. He sounded like a teenager, the kinda voice idea expect from someone who looks like #17
OldSchoolFTW
said at 2:51 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
Chuck is pretty much perfect in this role. Ted is good but too robotic and stiff for my liking. Ethan Cole is surprisingly good but the weakest of the three. That being said he's a very strong weakest link.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 5:03 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@OldSchoolFTW This exactly.
AJW98productions
said at 1:28 AM on Fri May 24 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Chuck sounds a little more in a monotone, although everyone here does, a have a preference to Ted and I can't tell why or what it is, I just see him as that snarky killing (half) machine future Trunks knows all too well, Ethan is at the bottom outright, all though it's not surprising, because the voices in GT are well known for being a step down from the original, although Ethan isn't terrible and could be better, he is still my last place choice as it is...
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 9:17 PM on Wed Mar 13 2013
Chuck Huber definitely. Ted Cole is also a great choice but I found his bit here a little lacking on the attitude and cockiness.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 7:08 PM on Sun Sep 16 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
I like that Chuck sounds so amazingly cocky, and so full of himself. I also loved how his evil voice sounded in The History of Trunks. Ted was okay, but a little flat and robotic sounding sometimes. Ethan sounded too deep, but his acting appeared to be pretty good.
animenerd99
said at 5:40 PM on Sat Jun 2 2012
Chuck is the best voice for 17, Ted is not to bad either but i prefer his yamcha voice though.
Does anyone know if Ethan and Ted are related the both sound similar to each other but ethan is just a little higher
YamiFangirlQueen
said at 9:07 PM on Wed May 16 2012
Chuck Huber was perfect for Android 17, just like he was for Garlic Jr. and I'm 17 years old goin' on 18 years old so either 17 or 18 will match either Andriods 17 or 18. But I've never heard Ted Cole as 17 before in my life.
animenerd99
said at 5:41 PM on Sat Jun 2 2012
@YamiFangirlQueen If you're from the US probably not because Ted's voiced 17 in the candian dub known more commonly as the ocean dub
YamiFangirlQueen
said at 8:47 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
@animenerd99 I've known the ocean dub of DBZ when I was a child.
Gutsy Goat
said at 8:51 PM on Tue Dec 27 2011
Chuck Huber
sounds alot like hei from yu yu hakisho
this is my #1
Cellfan15
said at 1:36 AM on Tue Dec 20 2011
CHUCK
NitroEX
said at 10:04 AM on Thu Sep 15 2011
Ted Cole with ought a doubt.

He's got that coolness to his voice and he really sounds care free like 17 should.
crystal_raye
said at 12:06 AM on Fri Jul 22 2011
Chuck will forever be my 17
Metabad
said at 12:46 AM on Thu Jul 14 2011
I like Ted Cole's deeper monotone voice the most, it's very fitting for a robot like 17.
Metabad
said at 12:10 AM on Wed Feb 22 2012
@Metabad Blarg, sorry, I kinda forgot that 17 was also part human along with 18, it has been a while since I watched the series.

I still like Ted Cole the most, though there's nothing bad about Chuck's voice, I'm just more used to Ted.

As for Ethan? Well...I wasn't a huge fan of GT, and he sounds a bit off...but I guess he wasn't the worst Blue Water voice, still I prefer his Boomerang Kuwanger over his Android 17 performance.
Torysama
said at 4:24 PM on Fri Jun 17 2011
Uhh. is there really any debate? I mean, Chuck's the only one that doesn't like he's selling Cocoa Puffs in a commercial :S
cherokeediamond
said at 8:33 AM on Tue Mar 8 2011
yepz i'm going with chuck. he just sounds evil, y'know?
satoshi
said at 10:20 PM on Mon Jun 14 2010
agreed with Penguintruth. All 3 do a good job, but Chuck stands out the most for me. I've always like hearing his voice especially for villains
BTVA Spotlight
PlayStation
Month
Born Today, May 24th

John C Reilly

Michael Lonsdale

Will Sasso

Bobby Lockwood
Faved by 6 BTVA Members
Share/Save/Bookmark
THE BEST
Who do you think has been the best from these Android 17 voice actors?
Chuck Huber
Ted Cole
Ethan Cole
Douglas Rand