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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 Fri Aug 7 2009, 44 Comments, Add Comment
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Android 17Chuck Huber
Chuck Huber
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Android 17Ted Cole
Ted Cole
Dragon Ball GT (2003)
Android 17Ethan Cole
Ethan Cole


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.


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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.
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
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.
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.
said at 5:03 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
 2 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.
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
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.
said at 5:03 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@OldSchoolFTW This exactly.
said at 1:28 AM on Fri May 24 2013
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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...
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.
said at 7:08 PM on Sun Sep 16 2012
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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.
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
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.
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
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
said at 1:36 AM on Tue Dec 20 2011
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.
said at 12:06 AM on Fri Jul 22 2011
Chuck will forever be my 17
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.
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.
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

said at 2:12 PM on Sat Mar 19 2011
i think chuck huber's android 17 voice suits him the most
said at 8:33 AM on Tue Mar 8 2011
yepz i'm going with chuck. he just sounds evil, y'know?
androidfan (Guest)
said at 5:05 PM on Wed Feb 2 2011
Chuck is the best!!!! I love 17!!!! He is my fav!!!
michiru95 (Guest)
said at 11:24 AM on Thu Jan 13 2011
@austinguy- you must be referring to future #17....? #17 in the mainstream timeline is good. He has always been considered Z Fighter Support/Ally. #17 is a very calm character, probably the thing I like most about him, but he's no where near being evil. He joins forces with Piccolo to fight Cell, and after being wished back to life with all the (good) people of Earth after Buu blew it up, he donates energy to Goku's spirit bomb.
austinguy (Guest)
said at 10:17 AM on Wed Jan 12 2011
Chuck. He has more of a calm, yet evil sound, and that's the feeling I get from watching Android 17. Calm evil. Ted Cole also does a great job, but even though he's a great actor, he I don't like his voice for Android 17. Ethan Cole is...okay. He's not bad at all, yet he still isn't as good as Ted OR Chuck.
damien (Guest)
said at 2:54 PM on Thu Jan 6 2011
They're all good to me, but I think I like Ted the most, I just prefer his deeper sounding voice. The others are good too, though.
bobby (Guest)
said at 5:10 PM on Sun Jan 2 2011
I HOPE to God Chuck is 17!Its already complete madness that Chris Patton didn't return as Greed 2 in Brotherhood..don't let it happen with 17 in Kai as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
michiru95 (Guest)
said at 11:19 PM on Sat Jan 1 2011
Chuck is the best by far, so if someone else gets cast as #17 in Kai, I absolutely refuse to watch it. Get well soon, Chuck!!!!
akersaotome (Guest)
said at 11:10 PM on Tue Dec 28 2010
Ted Cole due to sounding more arrogant and youthful. Quite different to his Yamcha performance. Chuck's version is good too.
purplewarrior (Guest)
said at 1:34 AM on Mon Dec 20 2010
1. Huber
2. E. Cole
3. T. Cole
jessica (Guest)
said at 10:23 PM on Thu Dec 9 2010
Chuck is the best #17, ever. FUNi couldn't have picked a better actor for him.
michaelkelley (Guest)
said at 10:01 PM on Mon Dec 6 2010
Chuck Huber is clearly the best voice for 17 hands down.
taylorchan (Guest)
said at 8:47 PM on Thu Nov 4 2010
Huber would definitely have to be the best out of all three. Ted Cole's second
pink (Guest)
said at 11:12 PM on Fri Oct 8 2010
that is all
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
penguintruth (Guest)
said at 12:55 AM on Sun Dec 13 2009
They're all so... good! Actually, yeah, they're good. All three. And I usually despise the DBZ English dubs.

I think my favorite is probably Chuck Huber, but I'm biased, because I love all his work, and he's so cocky and aggressive sounding.

I have to applaud the three VAs here. All top-notch performances. I could easily put these up against the Japanese voice. It's good to know DBZ's English dub doesn't fail on every level. (Just most.)
linkdude20002001 (Guest)
said at 7:36 PM on Tue Nov 24 2009
I think I prefer Ethan Cole. It sounds good for someone No. 17's age. And there's just something about Huber's No. 17 annoys me.
czizzi (Guest)
said at 1:34 AM on Sun Nov 1 2009
All have very similar and very good performances. However, I think Chuck Huber is the best actor in FUNimation's roster, bar none. He really delivers the goods as #17. Got to go with him on this one though there's nothing wrong with Ted or Ethan.
nospacesorcaps (Guest)
said at 4:42 AM on Wed Oct 7 2009
Cuz the site designer said so.

Chuck for me. 'Nuff said.
ninjagrape (Guest)
said at 4:47 AM on Sun Oct 4 2009
I'm stuck between Chuck and Ethan, but I think I'll go with Chuck.
jeff (Guest)
said at 12:15 AM on Sat Aug 8 2009
Chuck sounded closest to the original Japanese.
john (Guest)
said at 7:18 PM on Fri Aug 7 2009
Hmm tough one Ethan sounds the youngest and Chuck sounds the oldest while Ted sounds inbetween, but I'll stick with Chuck since I'm most used to him.

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