Garlic Jr.
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Garlic Jr.

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Garlic Jr. with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Dragon Ball

Garlic Jr. is the only villain in the Dragon Ball Z anime to achieve the most desired wish. He managed to gather the Dragon Balls and successfully wish for immortality. He wants to kill Kami to avenge his father and control all of Earth's inhabitants.
Created by Pokejedservo on Nov 21 2009
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1997)
Garlic Jr.Douglas Rand
Douglas Rand
Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1997)
Garlic Jr.Chuck Huber
Chuck Huber
Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1997)
Garlic Jr.Don Brown
Don Brown


Well folks its time to do VC's for DBZ Movie villains and who better to start that off than the first one? Garlic Jr. has in the past been described as a somewhat more competent version of Emperor Pilaf which does explain the rather familiar voice talent.

In the FUNi/Pioneer Ocean dub of the 1st DBZ Movie he was voiced by Don Brown. While Don does get lower voices ever now & then like Shenron he is well known for higher voices and man this is no exception. While Don Brown's Garlic Jr. voice does sound a lot like his Pilaf voice it still does work as it suits Garlic's arrogance rather well. (Basically to make a long story Don Brown's Garlic Jr. voice is his Pilaf voice but a bit more sinister and yeah it works.)

In the FUNi dub of the first DBZ Movie (and the Garlic Jr. Saga at the FUNi dub of the series) he is voiced by Chuck Huber. While Chuck is not QUITE as known in doing higher voices than Don Brown is I can pretty much say the same thing in praise for Chuck's handiwork for the role. (And on how like Don Brown, Chuck Huber's voice for Garlic Jr. is pretty much his Pilaf voice but a bit more sinister.)

Overall I liked them both so I am going to pretty much give this one a tie.



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Shaun Ince
said at 2:56 PM on Sun Jul 3 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
I'd be lying if I said Doug Rand as Garlic Jr wasn't entertaining. It's so over the top it's hilarious.
said at 3:52 PM on Fri Apr 1 2016
Doug Rand is immensely entertaining:
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:52 PM on Sun Apr 3 2016
@Dr.Who The full speech is even better.(shameless plug)
said at 11:43 AM on Tue Apr 5 2016
@Nightmare Crusher I actually just compared all three versions of that speech, and Chuck and Doug both sound completely unhinged (although I think Chuck sounded crazier). Don, by comparison, just doesn't hit the same notes - he sounds too laid back.
said at 3:39 PM on Tue Apr 5 2016
@Kioea I still thought Don was good with that speech. He wasn't AS crazy as Douglas or Chuck, but I think he was still good.
said at 8:23 AM on Wed Jun 8 2016
@Nightmare Crusher
said at 2:08 PM on Fri Sep 9 2016
@GreenGoblin75 You're right, he wasn't bad. I just happen to like crazy.
said at 5:37 PM on Mon Mar 7 2016
1. Don
2. Chuck
3. Douglas (still really good)
said at 12:13 PM on Wed Apr 6 2016
1. Don Brown
2. Douglas Rand
3. Chuck Huber
said at 4:51 PM on Sat Feb 27 2016
 6 Shout Outs!
Don Brown is easily my favourite voice for Garlic Jr. I think he honestly fits Garlic far more than he ever did Pilaf. I really do love the Ocean dub for DBZ: Dead Zone and this casting choice and performance is the main reason I prefer to watch Ocean's dub for the movie.

Chuck Huber is good but I just prefer him as Emperor Pilaf far more, but he still fits rather well.

Douglas Rand sounds uncannily similar to Chuck in this role but unlike Chuck, hearing his take doesn't make me think of Pilaf in the slightest. To some extent I think I prefer him over Chuck, He puts a lot of manic energy in his performance, I want to imagine he had fun delivering his lines.

I'm going to go with Don Brown but Douglas Rand is just as fitting in the role too.
said at 4:18 PM on Wed Feb 24 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Its funny. Don Brown is the best voice for Garlic while Chuck Huber is the best voice for Pilaf.
said at 3:28 AM on Tue Feb 23 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
I'd say both Doug and Don do well as this character (however I prefer Don's voice for his big form as it sounds more genuine and less forced)

Chuck does well as the character too but his voice is a tad too silly for my liking. which is why I think he fits Pilaf more.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:15 PM on Mon Feb 22 2016
 7 Shout Outs!
I actually like Douglas the most, he sounds perfectly energetic and insane.

I want to like Chuck more but all I hear is Pilaf but not as fun.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 2:30 PM on Mon Feb 22 2016
@Music Meister Huh... I can't actually disagree with that.
said at 2:45 PM on Mon Feb 22 2016
@Nightmare Crusher Wouldn't it be weird if we found AB's version of Mystical Adventure, and it turned out that Doug also voiced Pilaf? I mean, what are the chances of all three of them voicing both characters? Especially given AB's seemingly random casting choices?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 3:17 PM on Mon Feb 22 2016
@Kioea Hard to say. Let's hope that someone can get their hands on it one of these days.
said at 3:11 AM on Tue Feb 23 2016
@Music Meister What do you think of Don Brown if you don't mind me asking? Just curious.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:41 AM on Tue Feb 23 2016
I think his voice fits Garlic but his performance seems too mellow when compared to the other two.
said at 12:17 AM on Mon Feb 22 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Don Brown - Brown may not be particularly distinctive in this role, but he still sounds way more threatening than Huber and Rand, imo

2. Chuck Huber - Pretty good performance, but it's a bit too flamboyant / goofy sounding for my liking.

3. Doug Rand - I find this to be the funniest performance in the Big Green dub. His voice is actually quite similar to Chuck Huber, so he had some potential, but the delivery is so over the top, andhesalwaystalkingreallyfast

I think the voice directors must have told him to imitate both Don Brown and Chuck Huber at the same time, since he randomly slips into this gravelly Yoda voice at times
said at 5:04 AM on Mon Feb 22 2016
Another hilarious Doug Rand moment was, "What are you doing in my domaaaaaaiiinnnn?"
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:47 AM on Mon Feb 22 2016
@Miscast "I think the voice directors must have told him to imitate both Don Brown and Chuck Huber at the same time, since he randomly slips into this gravelly Yoda voice at times"

The Big Green dub was actually made in 2003, which predates the Funimation dub of this movie by two years. Even then, the actors and director probably had no reference to work from except for maybe the French dub.
said at 7:02 AM on Mon Feb 22 2016
@Nightmare Crusher
On that note, at any rate, I think we can all agree the Big Green dub looks like FUNimation Kai dub when compared to the Speedy Co. dub.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:15 AM on Mon Feb 22 2016
@Dr.Who I usually just pretend that the Speedy dub doesn't exist.
said at 8:04 AM on Mon Feb 22 2016
@Nightmare Crusher Well, FUNimation HAD done the Garlic Jr. Saga, so it's still possible. But I think you're right. They probably didn't have a lot of reference, if any, regarding anything but the French dub. And having just had a look at it, I think Doug did the character a favour. The French version sounds like a wheezy old man.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:32 PM on Mon Jan 11 2016
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1. Chuck Huber: If there's one thing that Chuck does really well it's crazy. His manic energy is really infectious and I do kind of like his voice for the big form, even if it's a bit unnatural.

2. Doug Rand: Garlic Jr. may be the one case where the awful script of the Big Green dub ENHANCED a performance. Something about the long-winded, nearly incoherent lines really makes Garlic Jr. sound like a deranged maniac. It's a shame that he dropped the ball with his second voice. Same forced brutishness that would get reused for several other villains.

3. Don Brown: I really do like the Pioneer dubs, but Don Brown's Garlic Jr. never sat right with me. He sounds too big and sluggish for such a small and crazy guy. I do like his voice in the big form though.
said at 5:49 PM on Mon Oct 12 2015
1. Chuck Huber
2. Doug Rand
3. Don Brown
4. Speedy VA (does anyone else think he sounds like a woman?)
said at 3:10 PM on Sat Sep 26 2015
 4 Shout Outs!
Don Brown is an amazing voice actor, and this is another example of that. Chuck Huber is great too, but I think Brown's performance is what Garlic Jr. sound like.
Shaun Ince
said at 8:51 PM on Fri Sep 18 2015
I'm calling it a tie for this one.
said at 4:38 PM on Fri Sep 18 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Chuck Huber: He was my introduction to the character, and honestly scared the living daylights out of me. I can't hear his voice without instantly feeling chills.

2. Doug Rand (AB dub): By the standards of this dub, his performance was highly credible. His Yoda-esque voice perfectly fits Garlic's small form, and while the big form just uses his standard villain voice, this is one of its better outings. If he'd had better writing and direction (and been a little less hammy), his take could've been amazing.

3. Don Brown: He's not bad by any means, but to me he just sounds like a really sinister King Kai. It's hard, therefore, for me to think of his Garlic as a distinct character.
said at 2:25 PM on Fri Aug 8 2014
Tie: this is too close for me to vote. I'd lean towards Chuck Huber seeing as I'm a big fan of his VA work, but truthfully, Don Brown was just as good overall.
said at 6:23 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
 1 Shout Out!
I'm not sure who to go with. Both of them are good while in the small form. Their big forms were less impressive. Chick Huber sounded kind of forced. Don Brown didn't sound deep enough. I haven't seen the Ocean dub of this movie so I might change my mind if I saw it.
said at 9:48 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@coolgeek176 I think Don Brown did better overall. His line delivery about how "I CAN'T DIE! I'VE BEEN GIVEN IMMORTALITY!" as he's falling into the dead zone (as big Garlic) is really awesome.
said at 3:18 PM on Tue Dec 3 2013
@coolgeek176 I really recommend watching the ocean dub version of this movie if you haven't already. In my opinion, it features some of the finest work that the ocean studio actors provided to DBZ way back in 1997.
said at 5:28 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Don Brown fits the devious, ambitious, gleefully evil nature of the character better. Chuck Huber plays the psychotic part well, but his voice is better suited for Pilaf.
said at 7:25 AM on Mon Sep 16 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
My vote goes to Don Brown.
His voice sounds more "evil" to me. :P
said at 9:46 AM on Thu Apr 11 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
I personally choose Don Brown for Garlic Jr. He just seems so much more natural and also very wicked and gleeful.
said at 10:20 PM on Sun Oct 23 2011
In terms of the shorter Garlic Jr. I think I like Chuck Huber more, he sounds more insane and unhinged. Whereas Don Brown just sounds sort of like a weasely thug.

But as far as his larger form goes, I like Don Brown much more. He kind of reminds me of Campbell Lane's Rampage in a way, it sounds psychotic and tough whereas Chuck Huber in Garlic's larger form sounds...kind of forced, really.

Ultimately I'm voting for Don Brown since I prefer the larger form over the smaller form, but overall I like them both for different reasons.
said at 5:05 PM on Wed Nov 14 2012
@Metabad Chuck's voice was the same for both forms but there was some effects added it to his bigger form.
said at 11:26 PM on Thu Nov 15 2012
@pete Ahh, so that's what he did...guess that's another reason why I like Don Brown's voice for the larger form more.
said at 8:47 PM on Mon May 16 2011
Both are good Don Browns voice has that sneaky and sinister sound to it but Chuck Huber has this insane sound to it which is why I think hes the best fit for the Garlic Jr saga. Though over all I prefer Chuck Huber's.
said at 1:42 AM on Sat Apr 16 2011
 2 Shout Outs!
Chuck Huber was great for Pilaf but...not right for Garlic Jr. Don Brown's voice actually sounds evil.
said at 5:01 PM on Wed Nov 14 2012
@Galactic_Cyrus Design wise they are the same at least in Garlic Jr.'s smaller form which is why be was cast as both. I think that Chuck was great as smaller Garlic Jr. but big Garlic Jr. is just small voice with some effects added.
said at 5:29 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@pete I know, they have the same Japanese voices too. It works, but in this case Chuck Huber was better as Pilaf than he was as Garlic, while Don Brown was better as Garlic than he was as Pilaf.
said at 8:57 PM on Sat Mar 5 2011
King Piccolo got eternal youth so Garlic JR. isn't the only villain in the anime to get his wish. Also the canoncity of Dead Zone and the Garlic Jr. Saga is debatable so King Piccolo might be the only villain in the anime to get his wish.
said at 4:58 PM on Wed Nov 14 2012
@pete Don't know why I typed it. Was I replying to someone? Anyway could an admin remove this please as it's off topic.
said at 5:06 PM on Wed Nov 14 2012
@pete Ah I was responding to the description. This back when I first joined lol. Again take this down please.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 5:45 PM on Sat Nov 21 2009
great VC. I like both though Chuck is what I'm more used to.
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