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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Android 18 with sound clips and images.
Android 18 was once a human who was then turned into an android by Dr. Gero. Her twin brother is Android 17, she is the wife of Krillin and she is the mother of their daughter Marron. She is a confident, calm, and powerful fighter and she is also known for her sarcastic humor.

In the English dub version of Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Z movies and most video games by Funimation Entertainment Android 18 is voiced by Meredith McCoy.

In the English dub version of Dragon Ball Z by the Ocean Group she is voiced by Enuka Okuma.

For the Blue Water English dub of Dragon Ball GT she is voiced by Jennifer Bain.

For several video games, Colleen Clinkenbeard has filled in as the voice of Android 18.

For the English dub of the second TV Special, "The History of Trunks", for various European markets, Android 18 was voiced by an Unknown Voice Actress.

Created by Pokejedservo on Tue Mar 30 2010, 76 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to PurpleWarrior13 for additional sound clips.
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Android 18Meredith McCoy
Meredith McCoy
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Android 18Enuka Okuma
Enuka Okuma
Dragon Ball GT (2003)
Android 18Jennifer Bain
Jennifer Bain
Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team (2010)
Android 18Colleen Clinkenbeard
Colleen Clinkenbeard
Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks (2000)
Android 18Unknown Voice Actor
Unknown Voice Actor

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said at 3:54 PM on Mon Sep 1 2014
Meredith McCoy FTW. She Captured 18's Personality perfectly, a Woman that is not to be messed with.

Enuka Okuma: Had a somewhat nice voice, though it was a bit too low toned.

Colleen Clinkenbeard: She was miscast as 18, so I barely even like her performance. Her tone was too light, and she overdid the screaming to unbearable levels. Not suitable enough for 18, IMO.

Jennifer Bain and the UVA: Decent, but they just don't cut it.
said at 5:10 AM on Sun Aug 10 2014
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Meredith McCoy not only looked the part, but she also fit it excellently and she gets my vote: Colleen was way too air-headed and sounded irritating in the role (see: screaming), the UVA is...actually not bad for once, but meh, it's just alright, Enuka was a little too flat for me, and Bain exudes dull and generic.
said at 3:48 PM on Mon Sep 1 2014
@Savate Like Seriously, Colleen overdid the screaming to the extent where it was unbearable (no offence, Colleen). Meredit Captured 18's Personality perfectly, a Woman that is not to be messed with.
said at 5:33 PM on Wed May 28 2014
I'm very undecisive about this. Torn between Meredith and Colleen.

Meredith was great in the games but Colleen gave the best performances in Kai and really proved herself.

For now, I call a tie. Although, I'm heading towards Colleen a bit more. I need to hear just a bit more of her in this role before deciding.
said at 7:15 AM on Wed Mar 12 2014
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Gonna go with Meredith McCoy for Android 18.
said at 12:51 PM on Sun Sep 21 2014
@munsonx4 That's right, Meredith: Superior, Colleen:Inferior.
said at 1:57 PM on Wed Oct 1 2014
@IamOptimusPrime2020 exactly. But atleast Colleen's voice didn't resemble Luffy or Gohan's so much. Ofcourse her 18 would've sounded better if she used her Amelia voice from Trigun Badlands Rumble.
said at 7:21 AM on Sun Mar 2 2014
1 Colleen Clinkenbeard
2 Enuka Okuma
3 Meredith McCoy
4 Jennifer Bain
5 Unknown
said at 8:21 PM on Sat Mar 1 2014
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I think the character really shined more personality wise in the Buu Saga, so I'm looking forward to when the Kai version of that finally comes out. I think Colleen is underrated as 18 and I want to to hear he when 18 has her best moments.
said at 9:26 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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1. Meredith McCoy - A pitch perfect fit for a tough gal like 18. Very beautiful, sultry, and ruthless sounding. An incredibly strong performance.
2. Enuka Okuma - Almost identical to Meredith, except a bit softer and emphasizing the robotic quality of the android.
3. UVA - Sounds great for a teenage delinquent, but sounds a bit forced when she raises her voice and she doesn't do quite as good on the level-headedness as the above two.
4. Colleen Clinkenbeard - The worst dub recast. She sounds like a high voiced femme fatale and that's it. It doesn't have the same weight and character as Meredith's or even the other three.
5. Jennifer Bain - Has the right pitch, but seems to take "brainwashed" 18 as an opportunity to sound completely lifeless and flat. Not a good sign.
said at 2:05 PM on Thu Oct 24 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus I honestly don't like Meredith's performance she was decent in the beginning but over time I just hated her emotionless voice colleen did a much better job she was able to sound emotionless and cold but also show great emotion especially when 18 was being absorbed
said at 9:17 PM on Thu Oct 24 2013
@Seandream91 I didn't hear her voice as "emotionless" at all. And Colleen just sounded like an almost airheaded bitch to me. It just didn't suit the character.
said at 11:59 PM on Sun Nov 10 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus I never got that difference of opinion I guess
said at 11:33 PM on Mon Apr 28 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus Yeah that's the thing. Colleen, as great as an actress she is, can still be miss cast and... yeah I don't get why they didn't bring back Meredith. No reason not to. Stephanie... I heard that they just lost contact with her but she would've come back for Kai as Gohan.
said at 1:40 PM on Wed Apr 30 2014
@Aussieroth They really should've picked a voice closer to Meredith's, or at least told Colleen to play the role differently from how she did.
said at 3:57 PM on Mon Sep 1 2014
@Seandream91 In a way, Saying Meredith doesn't fit the role of 18 is like saying Peter Cullen doesn't fit the role of Optimus Prime. Maybe that's just me, but I do respect whatever opinion there is.
said at 12:52 PM on Sun Sep 21 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus Meredith: Superior, Colleen: Inferior. Your argument is most Logical
said at 2:26 PM on Wed Dec 10 2014
@IamOptimusPrime2020 It is!
said at 10:28 AM on Wed Aug 28 2013
Though Meredith's is the one I'm most familiar with I'm going to be the odd one out and vote for the Unknown, who I think comes closest to capturing what is basically a delinquent suddenly given superpowers. I also like Colleen's work in the game's, but I think her voice for Kai was too high.
On a side note, the unknown sounds like Wendee Lee to me and, seeing as she had done some previous dubbing work for the series, I think it's possible it was her.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:36 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
@Red524 There's basically no chance of the unknown being Wendee Lee. I can't remember the exact country that dub was made in, but it wasn't America.
said at 5:05 PM on Fri Sep 6 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Yeah, I was looking at the Funimation dub and saw Dameon Clarke as Gohan alongside all the reprised roles and thought maybe they were trying something interesting and different. I failed to notice the unknown was from a different dub and Meredith was already credited.
said at 9:48 AM on Sat Jun 8 2013
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I really like Meredith in the role, but watching her performance now, she sounded a bit TOO pissed off. She didn't sound nearly that dominant or angry in the Japanese version and Colleen's take seems to reflect that more. Overall, both are good, but since Meredith is more distinct and improved her acting over time, I'm going with her.
said at 9:43 AM on Thu Apr 11 2013
Meredith- To me, she does the perfect "no-nonsense" voice for 18. I always picture the voice for someone who isn't afraid to hurt you without second thought.

Jennifer- Rosammy! Whoops, wrong anime series. Just from that clip alone, she sounds a bit robotic, but not too far off Meredith's voice.

Colleen- No doubt different. The youngest-sounding of them all. Not too bad at following 18's character. Her performance on the show is much better than in the games though.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:53 PM on Sun Apr 7 2013
I like Colleen's voice from Kai the best, but I have to admit that she sounds atrocious in the games she's been in.
said at 7:53 PM on Sun Apr 7 2013
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No disrespect to Ms. Clinkenbeard (she's a great Erza) but I vastly, vastly prefer Meredith McCoy. I have little interest in Kai so I've stayed out of the Z vs. Kai topics but this is one I wanted to say a bit on.

I just watched the videos of Trunks going back to his future and killing Future Android 17 and 18. (yes I know they're cyborgs) Ms. Clinkenbeard just didn't do it for me at all. Her voice is just too light and doesn't have the sense of power or dominance that 18 should possess.

People say Ms. McCoy sounded too robotic but that was only at first. She definitely sounded very inhuman against Vegeta but remember that the two cyborgs were the villains at this point. They were supposed to radiate an ominous and chilling air. Once the charade of them being like the evil androids of Trunks' future is doen away with however, she sounds quite human. She may be laid back and casual but still very warm and caring, as you can hear during her interactions with Krillin or their daughter.

Speaking of the scene where Trunks wipes out his androids, McCoy was fantastic there too. She can be deadpan ("look, he noticed. How cute") or fiery ("I HATE YOU!!") and both are very convincing and make me love the character of Eighteen.
said at 9:08 PM on Wed Mar 13 2013
Colleen is definitely the best out of all of them but the unknown va doesn't sound too bad either sounds a lil valley girl-ish at times but not bad
said at 10:54 AM on Sun Mar 10 2013
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I'm going with Colleen.
said at 8:25 PM on Sun Nov 25 2012
I like Of Meredith Dubbed the Voice of Android 18 But I think Colleen expressed the Best Android 18 in DBZ Kai =)
said at 3:24 PM on Fri Nov 23 2012
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Meridith McCoy IS and always will be 18. It's a no-brainer, she will ALWAYS be better than that squeaky, half-assed Colleen Clinkenbitch she was replaced with in the games and Kai.
said at 3:59 PM on Mon Sep 1 2014
@reeve2 Just like Peter Cullen IS and always will be Optimus Prime.
said at 9:54 PM on Thu Nov 15 2012
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It goes without saying that you don't mess with a girl that authentically sounds like she can (and just might) bust your head open.

McCoy IS 18; accept no substitutes. If you don't believe me, then just look up some of her YouTube uploads from back in the day.
said at 4:00 PM on Mon Sep 1 2014
@rosebr10 Just like Peter Cullen IS Optimus Prime, for whom there can be no substitutes
said at 3:38 PM on Tue Aug 14 2012
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If you ask me, I think there all good: (except for Jennifer, she sound too gentle for Andriod 18.)

I guess my pick would be Meredith because that's what I'm used to, but props to everyone else too. :)
Super Sapphire
said at 1:30 AM on Sun Aug 26 2012
@Torak Jennifer is perfect for 18 when she did that voice. Think about it, in GT, she has settled down significantly and is a more gentle person in normal conversation.
said at 7:07 AM on Sun Aug 26 2012
@Super Sapphire Umm, I mean no disrespect to you, but Android 18 is NOT meant to sound gentle.

I'm sure Jennifer is a more gentle person in reality, but her voice did not fit a character that is supposed to be a powerful fighter that originally, killed many people. (DBZ: The history of Trunks.) That's just my opinion, take it or leave it.
said at 4:15 PM on Fri Nov 9 2012
@Torak To be fair this clip of her isn't the best choice since she's mind controlled. We don't know how she actually sounds.
said at 8:58 AM on Sat Nov 10 2012
@pete Huh, how do you know? Did you watch the episode or something? :/
said at 2:12 PM on Sat Nov 10 2012
@Torak Yeah but it was Funimation's version and you can tell by the clip because of how she talks.
said at 5:59 PM on Mon Apr 2 2012
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Meredith McCoy is and always will be Android 18. Colleen did an ok job but I think I could see Spider Woman (Jessica Drew) with that voice more than 18. The others were meh to me.
said at 8:55 PM on Mon Sep 1 2014
Can I just say how much you rocked that Latest Reason section.
said at 8:02 PM on Mon Mar 19 2012
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It is enough to say that I prefer the ORIGINAL Dragon Ball Z cast? Honestly, the Kai cast kinda sucks.
said at 3:35 AM on Mon Feb 13 2012
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For Android 18 I enjoy Enuka's voice.
said at 1:29 AM on Tue Dec 20 2011
Colleen sounds the best because she sounds humanish, and 18 was human.
said at 7:47 PM on Mon Nov 7 2011
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I'm surprised at all the positive reception for the Unknown Actress! Usually the voice actors from the "Big Green" dubs get horrible reception, and are almost treated as a joke! But I guess I agree that the AB Groupe dub of "Gohan and Trunks" was "better" (not saying much) than the movies. But there were definitely some laughable moments (such as the scene where 18 says "We're taking a ride on a Merry-Go-Round!" in a childlike voice as she and 17 are getting on), and Bulma's "Big Green" voice was laughable as always and her dramatic scenes were slaughtered. Other than that, it was "less laughable" than the other movies (I still have no idea why AB insisted on having like... NO BUDGET to dub these movies).
said at 3:44 PM on Fri Oct 28 2011
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1. Meredith - She's just perfect for the role
2. Colleen - She doesn't do a bad job imitating Meredith's voice.
3. The actress doing the voice in that dub of "The History of Trunks"
4/5. Enuka/Jennifer - Both sound too soft for the role.
said at 11:50 PM on Wed Jul 13 2011
Okuma sounds the best for me.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:46 AM on Fri Jun 3 2011
Collean sounds better in the show then the games. In the games she sounds like a big flirt while in the show she sounds better. My vote still goes to McCoy but to be fair no one in this Voice Compare did a bad job
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 1:48 PM on Tue Feb 1 2011
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@ holly

Meredith is much more relaxed and seductive in the video games so if she reprises the role I think you'd approve.

As for Chuck I'm sure he'll reprise 17. He made a recover a short while back so all is good. ;)

The scripts for all the BZ Kai episodes have been very accurate to the Japanese episodes (Goku even said his last name in one episode). :)
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 12:55 PM on Wed Nov 3 2010
Don't you mean Stephanie Young?

Anyways it is Colleen.

Stephanie Young confirmed it's not her.

Stephanie Nadolny didn't voice Gohan so why 18?

Colleen is confirmed for Raging Blast 2 and since Tenkaichi Tag Team only came out shortly before she voiced 18 for that game too.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 2:24 PM on Wed Jun 2 2010
Apparently Colleen Clinkenbeard also voiced 18 in the video game Dragon Ball Z:Shin Budokai. Might have to start looking for a clip.
Pokejedservo (Moderator)
said at 12:08 AM on Wed Mar 31 2010
I liked all 3 of these performances about the same and I was pleasantly surprised by Jennifer Bain's work. (Though yeah that clip wasn't really good but it was the only one I could do that wouldn't have any potential spoilers.)
said at 5:52 PM on Tue Mar 30 2010
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Meredith McCoy was so much better than the others! She was amazing in this role!

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Unknown Voice Actor