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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Captain Ginyu with sound clips and images.
Finally the leader of the Ginyu Force....... Captain Ginyu!

Captain Ginyu is the leader of the Ginyu Force who serves Frieza. He is a very powerful fighter who also takes great pride in the poses he creates for his men and he has the ability to change bodies with his opponents.

In the English version of the Dragon Ball Z anime, Captain Ginyu was originally voiced by Richard Newman in the Ocean Group dub.

In the Funimation dub Captain Ginyu was voiced by Dale Kelly.

For the uncut Funimation dub Captain Ginyu was voiced by Brice Armstrong.

In the English dub of Dragon Ball Z Kai, Captain Ginyu was voiced by R. Bruce Elliott.
Created by Jackson_H on Tue Jan 19 2010, 50 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to ItachiIshtar for additional sound clips.
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Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Captain GinyuRichard Newman
Richard Newman
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Captain GinyuDale Kelly
Dale Kelly
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Captain GinyuBrice Armstrong
Brice Armstrong
Dragon Ball Kai (2010)
Captain GinyuR Bruce Elliott
R Bruce Elliott

EDITOR'S OPINION

All these voice actors were pretty great as Captain Ginyu.

Richard Newman did a good job making Ginyu sound intelligent and confident.

Dale Kelly did a good job expressing the cocky attitude.

R. Bruce Elliott was also very fitting and is probably my second favorite from this group.

Brice Armstrong's performance is my favorite in this group. It had all the above and was a very unique voice. One of the most memorable voices in this franchise IMO.

Jackson_H

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Kioea
said at 4:13 PM on Wed May 20 2015
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
1. Richard Newman
2. Brice Armstrong/R. Bruce Elliot - I honestly can't choose between them.
3. Dale Kelly - He sounded reasonably OK at the time, but man, he REALLY suffers by comparison.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:44 PM on Fri May 15 2015
I personally like R Bruce Elliot the most. He's got the rough and tough voice like Brice, the professional, militaristic feel of Richard plus the arrogant attitude and wackiness of the Japanese voices. It's the complete package.
WittyUsername
said at 8:01 PM on Sat Apr 18 2015
Gonna go with Brice Armstrong here. His voice sounded appropriately quirky, confident, intelligent, and was all around memorable to listen to.
Shaun Ince
said at 3:27 PM on Sun Mar 29 2015
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
1. R Bruce Elliot. Combines the Armstrong & Newman performances into a nice blended mix.

2. Richard Newman/ Brice Armstrong. Both sound marvelous in the role. Newman sounded like he had a lot of fun with the role. And you can tell by the sound clips.

3. Dale Kelly sounds really generic & uninspired. I think he worked better as the narrator, rather than Captain Ginyu. When they weren't throwing corny & cringe-worthy lines like "POW, Right in the Kisser" & KRILLIN'S IN DA HOUSE, he worked fairly well as the narrator of the show. Anway, Dale Kelly is the weakest of all the Ginyu performances.
munsonx4
said at 8:05 AM on Sat Feb 28 2015
If any of you guys are looking for a picture of Dale D. Kelly here you go! Found it yesterday thanks to TheBalishChannel! He's the guy in the Hawaiian Button Up Shirt! http://anindependentview.com/Home_Page.html
Truesonic
said at 5:43 PM on Wed May 28 2014
I like both Brice Armstrong and R Burce Elliott the most.

Although I grew up with Armstrong's portrayal, I'm leaning towards R Bruce Elliott a bit more. There's a mixture of cockiness and seriousness in his voice. He also sounds more militant which also works and fits quite well with the character. I really like this portrayal as there are quite a few effective traits.
Polyester Funk
said at 10:47 PM on Sun May 4 2014
I like Richard Newman, Brice Armstrong and R. Bruce Elliot all pretty equally. I don't know if I can pick between the three. Did not care for Dale Kelly.
skeletonking1234
said at 1:48 PM on Wed Mar 19 2014
 1 Shout Out! [?]
I just realized Brice sounds a LOT like Jonathan Winters
Redeye64
said at 4:15 PM on Mon Jan 20 2014
1. Brice Armstrong - I grew up with his portrayal and it was one of the most unique sounding voices I ever heard.
2. Richard Newman - I was surprised on how baritone it sounded compared Brice, but it was one of the better performances in the Ocean dub.
3. R. Bruce Elliott - I admit when I first watched Kai, I was a bit worried about hearing Ginyu's voice change (especially since the first anime role I heard Elliott in was as Raiti in the original anime dub). I watched a few of his other roles (Hayato and Makarov) and than his Ginyu take, and I was shocked at how similar it sounded to Brice. I definitely think that it was a good choice.
4. Dale Kelly - I didn't (properly) watch the Ginyu Saga until I saw it online after the series was taken off of CN. I had no idea Ginyu had another actor between Richard and Brice (I only saw a few scenes on the Toonami intros and promos and the voice clips of Ginyu that were used combined with the music made it way too hard to tell the difference). Upon hearing him when he switched with Bulma, however, I didn't really know what to think. In my opinion, I had heard worse, but it pretty much falls flat compared to the other three.
Zillah
said at 6:33 AM on Tue Jan 7 2014
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Weird, the only one here that I didn't like was Dale Kelley. The others were actually quite good in this role imo.
Richard Newman is still my favorite of the bunch though, but Elliot and Armstrong aren't that far behind.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 3:06 AM on Tue Oct 22 2013
1. Brice Armstrong
2. Richard Newman
3. R. Bruce Elliot
4. Dale D. Kelly
Silence
said at 1:53 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
1. Brice Armstrong
2. R. Bruce Elliot
3. Richard Newman
4. Dale Kelly (oddly enough, the only performance I dislike here. The others did excellently)
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 8:28 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
 8 Shout Outs! [?]
1. Richard Newman - A perfect fit for Ginyu. Suave and sophisticated, but also radiating authority, confidence and menace. You could buy he was an experienced leader amongst warriors. And when he was funny, he was hilarious! The "dance of joy!" and the scene of him bullying his men are particular standouts.
2. Brice Armstrong - Very similar to Newman's Ginyu in terms of baritone pitch and the same confidence, authority, and menace is present in this performance too. The one downside is that he kind of forces that drill sergeant growl in his voice and ends up sounding like his Lord Slug because of it. Still the best Ginyu Funimation had.
3. R. Bruce Elliot - His pitch is must lighter than the other two and his voice is scratchier. However, when he adds a Southern accent to it, it really works. He sounds a bit like George C. Scott's General Patton, fitting for a militant leader.
4. Dale Kelly - He's cocky and sometimes funny but other than that, he doesn't fit AT ALL. The pitch is too light, and the tone is that of a wrestler or a generic thug than of a captain. He also raised his voice in every other line, sounding over-the-top and obnoxious as a result. A lousy performance overall: way too typical cartoon comic relief bad guy.
Zillah
said at 9:44 AM on Sat Jan 4 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus This is pretty much how I would rank them personally.
coolgeek176
said at 9:50 PM on Thu Jun 6 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
I prefer R Bruce Elliot.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:06 PM on Thu Jun 6 2013
 7 Shout Outs! [?]
I'm going with R. Bruce Elliot. To me, he sounded as distinct as the others as well as sounding the most villainous. He sounds a bit silly at times as he should, but in my opinion he also really made him sound appropriately cocky and evil too. In this clip you can tell he's really taking pleasure in the fear Vegeta, Krillin, and Gohan are in and I have to say it's the most effective performance in my eyes.
pete
said at 3:39 PM on Tue Jun 18 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I also think he sounds the most military like as well.
munsonx4
said at 11:10 AM on Fri Aug 10 2012
 1 Shout Out! [?]
I think they all did a good job as Captain Ginyu! But if I had to choose I'd say Richard Newman!
MilanTheVillain01
said at 5:09 AM on Thu Mar 22 2012
R. Bruce Elliott's southern accent really suit the character.
AntiSabat666
said at 6:20 PM on Sat Mar 17 2012
Newman>Armstrong>R Bruce Elliott>Kelly
TommyBNSF
said at 11:05 PM on Mon Mar 12 2012
I'm going against what everyone believes, and I will say Dale Kelly hands down! He makes Ginyu sound like a real captain, loud and commanding. Elliott is my second, Armstrong sounds too much like Lord Slug and isn't very commanding, and Newman is okay, though we didn't get to hear him fight.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 1:45 PM on Fri Aug 30 2013
@TommyBNSF Are you kidding? Kelly sounded LEAST like real captain: he just sounded like a dumb thug or a cartoony bad guy voice. Newman sounded like a sophisticated veteran officer, Armstrong sounded like a drill sergeant, and Elliot sounds like a General Patton impression. All of those suit Ginyu better than Dale Kelly's overacting performance.
Madness Abe
said at 5:40 PM on Sun Oct 9 2011
Brice and Richard's voices are so similar here, but I think Brice has it better here. R. Bruce's isn't as great, but decent. Dale's isn't so well.
TheUltimatePhantom1
said at 5:38 PM on Tue Jul 19 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Definitely R. Elliot!!
ConfusedPhantom
said at 1:54 AM on Mon Apr 25 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Going with Richard Newman
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 1:56 AM on Sat Apr 16 2011
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Richard Newman was awesome as Ginyu: he sounded threatening but could be hilarious ("Allow me to do THE DANCE OF JOY!"). Brice is second best and he'd sound better if he didn't use the forced drill sergant growl. R Bruce Elliot's southern general voice is okay. Dale Kelly just flat out doesn't suit the character: he overacted all his lines and sounded like a stupid thug.
Gohan
said at 6:36 AM on Fri Mar 11 2011
brice is the best in my opinion
KaiserNeko
said at 4:22 PM on Thu Mar 10 2011
Richard Newman was the absolute best. R. Bruce Elliot though is a great actor and is a more than decent voice for him in Kai.
pete
said at 9:34 PM on Sat Mar 5 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
All I can say about Richard Newman's voice is RHINOX TERRORIZE
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:42 PM on Mon Dec 27 2010
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
1. Brice Armstrong (Classic. Perfect fit for Ginyu.)
2. Richard Newman (His voice is very good. One of my favourite performances from this dub.)
3. R. Bruce Elliot (Sounds like Brice Armstrong and is also decent, but lacks a certain quality.)
4. Dale Kelly (He's okay, but not the best.)
PurpleWarrior13
said at 12:18 PM on Thu Jul 8 2010
 1 Shout Out! [?]
1. Brice Armstrong
2. R. Bruce Elliott
3. Richard Newman
4. Dale D. Kelly
ItachiIshtar
said at 1:28 AM on Thu Jul 8 2010
Add R.Bruce Elliot.
Pokejedservo (Moderator)
said at 4:28 PM on Fri Jan 22 2010
I pretty much agree with czizzi here though yeah Dale is kind of a distant 3rd to me as well.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 11:01 PM on Tue Jan 19 2010
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Brice Armstrong FTW. Richard Newman was decent as well. Dale Kelly was too wacky and will always be somewhat less than mediocre.
Chaotic-Strike
said at 10:32 PM on Wed Jun 15 2011
Bruce Elliot for me, Brice Armstrong voice gets way too scratchy when yelling to a point that it becomes extremely jarring. I don't find him nearly as versatile as Elliot.


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