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.
EDITOR'S OPINIONAndroid 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.