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

Goku is the main protagonist of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. He is the father of Gohan and Goten, husband of Chi-Chi and grandfather of Pan.

Goku (also known as Kakarot) is a full-blooded Saiyan, and over the course of the series strives to become to strongest and most powerful fighter he can possibly be. He is usually the first character to achieve new plateaus of power and uses his abilities to uphold peace on Earth and throughout the Universe.

Besides being the most powerful fighter in history he is also pure of heart, naive, innocent, cheerful, energetic and has an incredible will power.

In the English dub of the Dragon Ball Z anime by Saban and Funimation Goku was originally voiced by Ocean Group voice actor Ian James Corlett for the first season until he left.

Goku's replacement was Ocean Group voice actor Peter Kelamis for season 2. Kelamis also voiced Goku for the original English dub versions of the first 3 Dragon Ball Z movies.

However when Saban parted ways with Funimation the role was recast and Sean Schemmel then voiced Goku from season 3 to the end of the Dragon Ball Z series. Sean Schemmel also voices Goku for the re-dubbed episodes originally voiced by Ian James Corlett and Peter Kelamis, the anime films, the re-dubbed films originally voiced by Peter Kelamis, and the Funimation version of Dragon Ball GT. Sean also voiced Teen Goku in the final saga of Dragon Ball. For Dragon Ball Z Kai Sean Schemmel reprises his role as Goku.

Peter Kelamis still voiced Goku in the Ocean Group version of the DBZ anime for European and Canadian broadcasts. However Peter Kelamis stopped voicing Goku during the Cell Games saga in order to focus on his career as a comedian. Kirby Morrow then voiced Goku until the end of the series for the Ocean Group version.

In the Blue Water dub of Dragon Ball Teen Goku was voiced by Jeffrey Watson.

In the Blue Water dub version of the Dragon Ball GT anime for European and Canadian broadcasts Adult Goku was voiced by Jermiah Yurk.

For the 1997 video game Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout Goku was voiced by Steve Blum.

Goku was also voiced by David Gasman in the French-produced AB Groupe dubs of the first few DBZ movies.

An unknown voice actor voiced him in a Malaysian English dub of DBZ movie 12

Nesty Calvo Ramirez voiced Goku for the "Speedy" Filipino English dub of DBZ movie 5.

Special thanks to Tommy for providing the Jeffrey Watson clip
Created by Foxwolf on Apr 4 2009
Special thanks to Pokejedservo, Jackson_H for additional sound clips.
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Goku Son / KakarotIan James Corlett
Ian James Corlett
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Goku Son / KakarotKirby Morrow
Kirby Morrow
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Goku Son / KakarotSean Schemmel
Sean Schemmel
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Goku Son / KakarotPeter Kelamis
Peter Kelamis
Dragon Ball (1996)
Goku Son (Teen)Jeffrey Watson
Jeffrey Watson
Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout (1997)
Goku Son / KakarotSteve Blum
Steve Blum
Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might (1998)
Goku Son / KakarotDavid Gasman
David Gasman
Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge (2002)
Goku Son / KakarotNesty Calvo Ramirez
Nesty Calvo Ramirez
Dragon Ball GT (2003)
Goku Son / KakarotJeremiah Yurk
Jeremiah Yurk
Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn (2006)
Goku Son / KakarotUnknown Voice Actor
Unknown Voice Actor


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said at 1:52 PM on Tue Mar 8 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
1. Sean (Kai)
2. Kirby
3. Ian
4. Peter
5. Jeremiah
6. Steve
7. David
8. Jeffrey
9. Nesty
10. UVA
said at 11:33 PM on Thu Jan 21 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Makes me cringe when i hear anyone other than Sean do his voice... Not because everyone else is bad, but just my history with Dragon ball Z has only included Sean's Voice acting.. I'd hate to see him ever replaced.
said at 1:28 PM on Sat Jan 9 2016
 6 Shout Outs!
One of the most iconic heroes in all of shonen history. Son Goku is a classic character, he's a goofy manchild who is an alien from outer space and one of the strongest fighters in the entire series.

I know it's probably blasphemous to say this but I don't find Masako Nozawa at all fitting as Goku. I get why she stayed on as Goku since Akira Toriyama himself always heard her voice for the character, it's just that looking at his design, would I have ever guessed that's how he could sound like....the answer is not really. I get that she brings a childlike sense of warmth to the role and she is a charming old lady but at the end of the day, personally myself I prefer how every other country's approach was to have a grown adult male actor for Goku. I have nothing against the idea of a woman voicing a grown adult man but the design really should reflect that type of voice better is what I mean.

For the voice that I myself consider the most fitting and how I'd imagine he'd sound like, it'd be exactly like Sean Schemmel. I didn't grow up with the FUNimation dub at all as a kid, I lived in Canada and had the Ocean dub but as a grew up and I discovered the FUNi Kai dub and I just fell in love with Schemmel's portrayal. I was always like why wasn't this the Goku I grew up with? Since he's started voicing him in the late nineties, Sean has always been voicing him in just about everything since then and his performance...OK he did not start out great, in fact everyone at FUNi was awful at the beginning but they learned from their mistakes and kept trying and learning more about voice acting and these characters and what they were really about. By the time Kai came out Schemmel had gotten so used to Goku that he understands the characters and his acting is top notch, the voice is pitch perfect (IMO) it's youthful sounding but still sounds like a grown adult, one who is a fighter and the screaming is good lord....not short of incredible. Especially in the Battle of Gods, the screams he did in that movie gave me chills. He's the definition of perseverance and coming very since he began. All of his performances since Kai and on are A+ performances, and one of my favourite dub castings of all time. Sean Schemmel IS Son Goku.

As I mentioned earlier, I grew up with the Ocean dub of Z and had three voices for Goku. They all have their strengths and weaknesses.

My favourite of the Ocean's Goku's is Kirby Morrow, while maybe not the most fitting actor for the role, I thought he gave the best performance. He does make Goku sounds maybe a bit too cool sounding, he does nail the comedic moments and I think some of his battle screams were mostly solid. I know he could have done this role so much better than he did but the reason he's my favourite is that I have the most memories of watching his Goku growing up in the early/mid 2000's. I get why many don't like his take but for me he did well then. I'm a little sad he's not reprising for Ocean Kai but I understand the decision. I just hope he's still in the dub as a new roles *cough*Future Trunks*cough*.

Ian James Corlett is my next favourite Goku. His voice screams Goku to me....however his performance always felt like he was playing a Saturday Morning cartoon hero which is unfortunate, that and the fact he left the role really early on over pay disputes which is a shame, I'd love to hear Ian do Goku again or any anime as a matter of fact. :(

Peter Kelamis is my least favourite of the Ocean Goku's. Yes he does sound the most like Masako Nozawa but I find he sounds too light and not really all that fitting. However He did give some excellent performances in the Pioneer dub of the first three DBZ movies.

I could just stop here but I'll take about the rest.

David Gasman sounds way too macho and sterotypically heroic for Goku but I also do really enjoy his performance for better or for worse. "ANIMALS GIVE ME YOUR STRENGTH". That line is just great.

Jeffrey Watson and Nesty Calvo Ramirez sound too young and weak IMO.

Steve Blum is miscast and really should have been Vegeta IMO.

Jeremiah Yurk sorta sounds like Sean Schemmel but I don't find him likeable or endearing in the least.

The UVA's accent is too thick.

Overall Sean Schemmel is getting my vote because in my heart, he is Son Goku.

also I'm really looking forward to Richard Ian Cox's performance in Ocean's dub of DBZ Kai if it ever does come out. That should be an interesting performance to say the least, not doubt he'll probably become my favourite Ocean Goku and second favourite English voice.
said at 3:01 PM on Sat Jan 9 2016
@Autovolt I think Steve Blum would've made for a great Turles, Ward Perry actually reminded me of him a bit at times in the TV dub of Tree of Might.
Darth Bugs
said at 7:10 PM on Tue Jan 5 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
I still prefer Sean the most as adult Goku's English VA, but Ian and Peter were each good in their own ways as well. Ian gave Goku the most manly voice I think, while Peter made Goku sound the most like Masako Nozawa (at least in the three DBZ movies he dubbed).
said at 11:41 PM on Thu Dec 10 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
(P.S. I'm including the Japanese voice) My Order is:
1. Sean Schemmel
2. Kirby Morrow
3. Peter Kelamis
4. Ian James Corlett
5. Jeremiah Yurk
6. Steven Blum
7. Jeffrey Watson
8. David Gasman
9. Nesty Calvo Ramirez
10. UVA
11. Masako Nozawa
(P.S. Don't get me wrong I think Masako Nozawa is a great voice actress, but I just don't feel she was right for Adult Goku)
said at 11:47 AM on Mon Nov 23 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Been having a rethink, and now my order is as follows:

1. Sean Schemmel
2. Ian James Corlett
3. Peter Kelamis
4. Kirby Morrow
5. David Gasman
6. Steve Blum
7. Jeremiah Yurk
8. Jeffrey Watson
9. Nesty Calvo Ramirez
10. UVA
said at 6:38 PM on Tue Oct 20 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1. Sean Schemmel
2. Ian James Corlett
3. Peter Kelamis
4. MasakoX (TFS Abridged Parody)
5. Steven Blum
6. Kirby Morrow
7. David Gasman
8. Masako Nozawa (Japanese version)
9. Jeremiah Yurk
10. Jeff Watson
11. Nesty Calvo Ramirez
12. Speedy VA(s)(?)
said at 1:38 PM on Wed Sep 16 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
Sean Schemmel is the best Goku: I don't care that he doesn't sound like Masako Nozawa, because he sounds like an adult man-child, and when it comes down to it that is who Goku really is.

I liked Ian James Corlett second most as he had this everyday kind man voice quality to his Goku, like a sort of comforting voice to listen to. With time, I'm sure Ian could've been just as iconic as Sean was, but for his tenure, I felt his yelling was a little too subdued for my liking.

Peter Kelamis gets third place for me. I admit when he took over for Corlett, he had this weird accent that irritated me, but he improved a lot towards the end of the Saban/Ocean dub and in the three Pioneer movies, he did some great work.

Kirby Morrow gets fourth place for me. I think he had a nice voice, but his acting was so lazily phoned in that I'm not sure what to make of it. If he emoted better and had more energy, Morrow would've been much better.

I don't really care for the others at all, but the two weakest of the remaining actors to me are the Malaysian/Speedy Co. Goku for obvious reasons, and Jeremiah Yurk, who makes Goku sound like a sarcastic jerk.
said at 10:40 AM on Mon Sep 7 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Excited to hear Richard Ian Cox as Goku, he did phenomenal as Ranma Saotome and InuYasha.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:12 AM on Fri Sep 4 2015
 1 Shout Out!
So the voice for Goku in the aformentioned ABGroupe(also known as Big Green dub by most fans) dub of the movies voiced Rayman. That's cool & hilarious at the same time.
said at 7:55 AM on Fri Sep 4 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Okay so the Goku I thought that was really bad is Rayman? I will say this he's not a complete miscast but the voice he gave is too deep
said at 8:22 AM on Sat Sep 5 2015
@HienFan He was much more fitting as Bardock. Something like his Zorro voice (see from 1.18) would've been better for Goku:

said at 9:16 PM on Sat Sep 26 2015
@Kioea I'll wait til Bardock has a compare then see who's better but this game has a better direction than Big Green
said at 4:33 PM on Mon Sep 28 2015
@HienFan Agreed. It shows what they can do under better direction.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:15 PM on Thu Aug 27 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
I was waiting for this update to happen. I did a list for Goku in the past, but those were early days and my thoughts have changed quite a bit.

1. Sean Schemmel: I've already talked about how much Sean has grown into this role, so I won't stay on him too long. Sean is by far the best man for the job and I look forward to many more years of his Goku to come.

2. Ian James Corlett: Ian really formed the foundation that most of Goku's other English voices came from. He set the bar and did a pretty good job at it too. There are certainly some awkward moments, but that's more of a reflection on the dub itself.

Now, I don't go into these compares with my list already thought up. I listen to the clips and let things fall into place naturally. And let me tell you, I shocked myself with this next one. You ready?

3.David Gasman:... I'm serious. I put David Gasman in the top three. Honestly, considering the dub he came from, his Goku is surprisingly competent. His voice is terribly unfitting sure, but it isn't unpleasant or forced. His acting is solid too. He doesn't fall into the same traps of many other Big Green actors where he rushestheendofhislineinordertojamthehorriblescriptwiththelipflaps. He genuinely manages to sell some funny moments too. I actually like that little exchange with Chi-Chi about taking Gohan camping. All in all, he is consistently competent. Which is more than I can say for most of Gokus voices, and that scares me.

4. Peter Kelamis: Peter is the most frustrating of Goku's voices. Sometimes he is really good, particularly in the uncut movies. The problem is that in much of the TV series he sounds sluggish is slurs words or his accent changes or something. The shifts in quality are so jarring that it hurts. I want to place Peter higher on the list, but I just can't justify it to myself.

5. Kirby Morrow: Kirby is in the same boat as Peter. His performance fluctuates in quality, only Kirby never quite reaches the same heights as Peter, with even lower lows. For example, that first part of his clip on here almost sounds like he's intentionally acting poorly. It's surreal, I don't know how it even came out that bad.

6. Nesty Calvo Ramirez: I really have no strong opinion on Nesty's Goku. I really just find him more bland than anything else. I just stuck him in the middle because I have no idea what else to do with him.

7. Steve Blum: I can kind of get what he's going for, but man was it poorly executed. Really, this is just a miscast. I could see Steve pulling off a decent Goku, but not a particularly great one. This is just obnoxious though.

8. Jeffrey Watson: Speaking of obnoxious, there's this. It sounds like he's shouting everything and it really gets on my nerves.

9. Jeremiah Yurk: While Steve and Jeffrey are annoying, I can at least see what they were going for. Jeremiah Yurk makes Goku sound like a meathead. It doesn't even come close to representing Goku's character. Do not want.

10. Unknown: I HATE the Speedy dub. I don't even find it funny like a lot of people do. It just sounds like one guy bashing out an incomprehensible script line by line with no attempt at actual acting. Good grief.
said at 12:25 PM on Sun Aug 9 2015
Oh, and just about all of the UVA's are pretty bad.
said at 12:23 PM on Sun Aug 9 2015
 4 Shout Outs!
1: Sean Schemmel: Was thereb ever any doubt? Now, at first, he sounded very stiff and flat, but he slowly improved as time went on. When Kai came around, he was downright perfect. And after seeing Battle Of Gods, I am 100% convinced that Schemmel IS this character. He sounds young, innocent and naïve, but still sounds age appropriate. And do I even need to mention the screams? I have never seen a single VA out there who can scream quite like this man. The screams sound so primal, powerful and downright chilling. He is simply perfect and was born to play Goku.

2: Ian James Corlett: His voice is very fitting and his acting is decent, but his screams can sound very stiff. Speaking of which, it's completely unreasonable that Ocean didn't pay their actors for their screams, which is why he left.

3: Peter Kelamis: His screaming is solid, but his voice can be a bit shrill and high. On the bright side, MasakoX based his voice primarily off of Kelamis's Goku.

4: Kirby Morrow: I'm sorry, but I can't stand his Goku. I can honestly see him being an amazing Goku, but the direction killed it. He sounds so whiny and childish. I'd say it's Morrow's weakest role in his otherwise admirable career.

5: Steve Blum: Really? Steve Blum, who is known for his deep, gruff voice as a character who should sound innocent and peaceful? Complete miscast.

6: Jeremiah Yurk: He makes Goku sound like an elitist jerk.

7; Wayyyy too whiny and high pitched, even more so than Morrow. Plus, that horrendous audio quality and disgusting puke noises at the end don't help.
said at 1:29 PM on Sun Aug 9 2015
@BioZero216 It seems you forgot to put Jeffrey Watson's name at 7 (assuming that's the one you were talking about anyway).
said at 11:28 PM on Sun Aug 9 2015
@Zillah Yes. My mistake.
said at 5:11 AM on Tue Aug 11 2015
@BioZero216 In fairness to Jeffrey Watson, I'm fairly sure the puke noises are meant to be a King Piccolo flashback (so not him). But I do agree with the assessment otherwise.
said at 9:44 PM on Tue Aug 4 2015
Sean is the bomb dot com. I prefer his over all. The others gave him a far to serious tone? Something about Sean is super playful- The Lowest voice, one of the unknown voice actors,y s also was pretty good for him, since he's a tough protag I could totally see him that voice as well, even though Sean's voice fits him best.
said at 3:33 PM on Sat Aug 1 2015
Here's my full ranking, incorporating the latest info:

1. Sean Schemmel
2. Ian James Corlett
3. Peter Kelamis
4. Kirby Morrow (I have to give him credit for that Super Saiyan 3 voice)
5. Jeremiah Yurk (Good voice - a smoother version of Kirby's - but acting and attitude are another matter)
6. Jeffery Watson / Steve Blum (I can't really call this one)
7. David Gasman (Big Green dub)
8. Nesty Ramirez (Philippine dub)
9. UVA (Malaysian dub)
Shaun Ince
said at 6:57 PM on Wed Jul 29 2015
 4 Shout Outs!
Schemmel's Goku has come a long way. Originally imitating both Kelamis & Corlett, to making the role his own. Thanks to his more recent stuff, he has this role in the bag & is now my favorite Goku amongst all the other Goku VA's.
Silly Sally
said at 3:43 PM on Mon Jul 27 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Sean Schemmel, Ian James Corlett, and Kirby Morrow are the only good ones here and I have to disagree that either IJC is "stiff" or that Kirby Morrow is "miscast".
said at 3:04 AM on Mon Jul 13 2015
Just for a laugh, here's what has to be the most ridiculous line ever from Jeremiah Yurk's Goku (from the same flashback sequence):

said at 7:52 PM on Mon Jul 6 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
The first voices i heard were Peter kelamis and Ian James Corlett. After the huge hiatus in the U.S. to bring a dubbed version mid-ginu force fight (Recoome vs. Vegeta/krillin/Gohan) and Goku arrived on Namek, Sean Schemmel's voice (as well as the others: i think scott Mcneil >> Chris Sabat, Brian Drummond > chris sabat as vegeta (even though i think his voice was better for this than his piccolo voice). In general Ocean dub voices sound better and funimation voices make the characters sound constipated and its hard to take them seriously at times. Also, the score/musicals for ocean dubs trumps funimation, in my opinion. Sorry i just had to get that out but my list goes as below

1. Ian James Corlett
2. Peter kelamis (close second)
3. Sean Schemmel (distant third)

Everybody else is negligible. And This is my opinion and if you think otherwise i just won't respect you as a true dbz fan ;) , jk...or am i ...
said at 3:07 AM on Tue May 19 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Top 4 (I can't really justify a 5th right now):

1. Sean Schemmel
2. Ian James Corlett
3. Peter Kelamis
4. Kirby Morrow
said at 1:18 PM on Mon May 11 2015
Sean is clearly the best here. But to be fair, he's had WAY more time to learn the role inside out and make it his own. Seriously, anytime he says ANYTHING in another show and isn't doing a REALLY silly voice, I just go "Hey, what's Goku doing here?" (Berserk is especially bad for that, because not only does he voice Gaston, he's half of the background soldiers as well). When I look at a picture of Goku, I hear his voice in my head. Especially in Kai, he just nails every aspect of the character, from his childlike excitement and good nature to his serious moments, and all this without ACTUALLY having to sound like a little kid like in the Japanese dub. He's by far the best person to EVER play the character............

Except he's tied with Laurence Simpson, aka MasakoX from DBZ Abridge. Seriously, I know he's not an official voice, but he's the internet's Goku, and everybody loves him. His delivery of an even-less-serious-than-usual Goku is so spot-on, that whenever I see an image of Goku where he's really happy (and doesn't have his serious fighting face on), his voice is what springs to mind. I almost feel like, despite not being an official voice, he should have a spot on this page. He nails the character so much.
said at 6:56 AM on Fri May 8 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Voting for Sean got nothing else to add.
said at 10:35 AM on Sun Apr 19 2015
Sean plays up both the serious side of Goku and the comedic sides of Goku really well and has this great feeling of energy to his take that makes him the most memorable.

Ian was the first Goku I knew and he was pretty decent, although kind of generic at times.

Peter had this surfer accent I couldn't get into, but I saw some of the later Canadian dub and yeah, he did get better in that.

Kirby sounded okay but kinda lacked emotion.

Jeffrey sounds okay but acting is bad.

Steven and Jeremiah are miscast.

Unknowns...once again, no comment.
said at 5:40 PM on Sat Apr 11 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Sean Schemmel for the win.
said at 6:16 PM on Sun Mar 15 2015
 4 Shout Outs!
anyone else think Peter Kelamis got better and better, not worse?
Shaun Ince
said at 3:52 PM on Tue May 19 2015
@FMAlchemistfan01 I disagree. Kelamis's performance in the Android Saga is bad. Especially if you compare it to his performance in the 3 DBZ movies and the episodes where he was imitating Corlett.
said at 8:57 AM on Fri May 22 2015
@Shaun Ince his movies are okay but i didnt like his Ian Corlett impression with the weird accent
said at 6:19 PM on Sun Feb 22 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
For some reason I had a dream last night where almost everyone was taken off this comparison and the only ones left were Jeremiah Yurk and Steve Blum, and I had to choose between the two for some reason...

I don't remember who I ended up choosing, but I do know it was tough deciding which one of them was actually better.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:39 PM on Sun Feb 22 2015
@Metabad Better than John Dimaggio as Kid Gohan. Think someone else will have a DBZ compare dream after us?
said at 7:27 PM on Sun Feb 22 2015
@Metabad Oh that's easy, Jeremiah is the better of the two
said at 7:53 PM on Sun Feb 22 2015
@Nightmare Crusher Yeah, I think reading that might've influenced my dream, oddly enough. And yeah, maybe.
said at 10:47 PM on Thu Feb 19 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Wonder how Richard Ian Cox will be like(and YET another new Ocean Goku...)

Still I will say this Masako Nozawa is better than all three unknown and Steve
said at 1:55 PM on Tue Feb 3 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Kirby Morrow is underrated, his voice is clear and smooth and his screams are not too exaggerated. BEST GOKU VOICE

Peter Kelamis was good with confident and cocky Goku but that's really it. he also had this weird accent or something

Ian Corlett is okay to me but the voice it self doesnt stand out

Sean Schemmel is okay too but he's not balanced. either he underplays his reactions -in some serious scenes he sounds like his wife is chasing him or he exagerates certain scenes to make everything sound ((epic)), it doesn't work when he does it with almost everything

the rest of them suck and aren't worthy of being judged
said at 4:58 AM on Tue May 5 2015
@FMAlchemistfan01 Um, Kirby's SSj3 transformation just sounds like he's yawning violently, which isn't even a scream... Just saying, but I'm not judging...
said at 1:55 PM on Thu May 7 2015
@TheUltimatePhantom1 its better than how Sean Schemmel makes his voice raspy in Kai or how nasally he sounds in the original
said at 9:16 AM on Sun Dec 28 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
This just crossed my mine, how about Nolan North as Goku?
said at 9:17 AM on Sun Dec 28 2014
@Zillah *my mind*

This is one reason why I wish we could edit our comments here.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:08 PM on Fri Dec 12 2014
 5 Shout Outs!
The thing that Sean's Goku represents to me is progress. It's incredible that the same man who once turned in acting as stiff and monotone as this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmfyp_4JpUE
Would end up giving a performance as good as this.
It also shows the growth of Funimation's writers and how they've learned to trust the original characterization instead of making up empty poetry like, "I am the light in the darkness." But that's another topic.
My point is that Sean has become the definitive Goku from the years of experience that has really shaped his acting ability.
Richard Ian Cox, you've got some big shoes to fill.
said at 1:53 PM on Fri Dec 12 2014
@Nightmare Crusher At least if Richard Ian Cox falls flat as Goku, he'll always have Inuyasha.
said at 2:43 PM on Fri Dec 12 2014
@Nightmare Crusher I think the same can be said about most (if not all) of the cast.
Still, I am interested in seeing how Richard does in this role.
said at 4:57 AM on Fri Dec 5 2014
 7 Shout Outs!
1: Sean Schemmel - He nails that goofy childlike aspect of Goku perfectly. Like every Funi cast member of DBZ he was asked to imitate the former Ocean group actors, although what started off as a Ian Corlett impression eventually evolved into the distinctive Goku voice everyone grew up with. My only complaint is that it is a bit hard to take him seriously as Goku when the character gets angry.

2: Ian James Corlett - He is pretty much tied with Schemmel for me, although he is second since his acting for Goku is a tad wooden/generic, he also failed at nailing down the goofy aspect of Goku, although other than that he is great as Goku. He was best at portraying the calm, laid back aspect of Goku. He was also better than Schemmel at doing Goku when he got serious. It's a shame we never got to see him play Goku as a Super Saiyan.

3: Peter Kelamis - Out of all the English VAs for Goku he definitely sounds the most like Nozawa, so a lot of the Japanese version fanboys praise him for that, although to me that's not a good thing. He sounds very awkward as Goku, his teenage stoner voice makes Goku sound like Shaggy from Scooby Doo or something. He is a decent Adult Goku, although Teenage Goku is definitely a better fit for him.

4: Kirby Morrow - A decent, albeit generic performance. Not terrible, but not great either. Sort of like a poor man's Ian Corlett/Sean Schemmel. If he had better voice directors who knows how good he could of been as Goku

5: Jeffrey Watson - Forget the awful acting and he is perfect for Teen Goku/early DBZ Goku, but not adult Goku.

6: Jeremiah Yurk - A very generic, bland take on Goku. As SSJ 4 Goku i think he is decent but he wouldn't work at all as Adult Goku in DBZ.

7: Steven Blum - Another unmemorable and generic voice that doesn't really fit Goku.

8: Masako Nozawa - I know she's not included here but i thought i'd rank her anyway. I think this casting decision symbolizes everything that's wrong with the DBZ Japanese version. The people in charge were obviously too lazy to hire a new actor when Goku hit puberty so they just got Nozawa to keep voicing Goku, just like how they still kept the outdated 50s score even when the show started getting extremely violent. Obviously the blind Japanese version fanboys will praise these decisions regardless since this is the original version of DBZ, which in their minds means it's perfect and how everything is meant to be. No Akira Toriyama didn't plan for Goku to sound like a screechy old lady trapped in Superman's body when he grew up, the people at Toei were just lazy

9: Unknown Voice Actor 3 - Couldn't really hear him, although i could sense a slight accent of some sort. Probably the best of the UVAs, although that's pretty much just saying he is the best of the worst.

10: Big Green dub voice actor - Goku is a lot of things, but he is NOT a muscle bound Superman/He-Man wannabe with an ultra deep & serious voice.

11: Malaysian-English dub voice 'actor' - Umm..yeah, no. Obviously the ultra thick Jamaican sounding Asian accent doesn't help this actors cause, but the acting is downright abysmal as well. Hearing this guy playing Goku in a couple of movies is good for a quick laugh, although i can't imagine having to deal with hearing him play Goku in the 291 DBZ episodes.
said at 8:05 AM on Fri Dec 5 2014
@Miscast Wow you really burned the Japanese version there.
Honestly though I agree with you on that, she may have fit the kid Goku, but she was horrendously miscast (no username references intended) as adult Goku. I personally always hated the idea of a full grown adult sounding like a woman. You know what, I'm just gonna flat out say that I hated the Japanese Goku voice. With that said, I can't say it's really Masako Nozawa's fault, more so the fault of the casting directors (or whoever) being lazy and stuff.
Most of the other Japanese voices aren't that fantastic either imo, I always thought they sounded really, how should I say it... generic, I think that's the word. Maybe I've just grown more used to the English voices, but eh.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 2:05 PM on Fri Dec 5 2014
@Miscast "Goku voice everyone grew up with"
[Citation Needed]
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:16 PM on Fri Dec 5 2014
@Miscast In general, please try not to be so inflammatory. Calling people you disagree with "fanboys" isn't the best way to introduce yourself, and your tangent about Masako Nozawa comes off as unnecessarily hostile.

Also, I seem to recall Akira Toriyama being involved in the decision to keep Nozawa as adult Goku's voice. I prefer Sean Schemmel over her for adult Goku anyway, but it's good to know all the facts.
said at 9:56 PM on Fri Dec 5 2014
@NCZ Ah, sorry, no offence intended. I was just trying to get my point across
said at 10:46 PM on Thu Feb 19 2015
@NCZ I don't really like Masako Nozawa's (adult) Goku despite my voting for Peter but I still thought she was better than half of the men so far
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:11 AM on Fri Feb 20 2015
@HienFan I like her as Kid Goku. She's a bit of an acquired taste as adult Goku, though now that I think of it, I've only heard her in the games and Kai, which she'd have recorded well after Z (i.e. her "prime", so to speak).
said at 8:39 PM on Fri Feb 20 2015
@NCZ She can still act however, not sure about the three unknown guys, Steve is a good actor but direction killed him here
said at 9:22 AM on Sat May 9 2015
@Zillah Ugh good lord, looking at this again I was being really harsh in that comment, like it kinda hurts to look at this comment. Sometimes I wish I could delete it.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:33 PM on Tue Oct 28 2014
The Unknown VA from the Tree Of Might is from the ABGroupe dub of those movies. It's commonly referred to as the "Big Green" dub as they refer to Piccolo as Big Green. Anyway back on topic. The Unknown VA in question, voices a majority of the other characters in said dub.
said at 5:04 PM on Wed Oct 1 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Richard Ian Cox is going to voice Goku in the Ocean dub of Kai. This should be interesting.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:15 PM on Sat Oct 4 2014
@TheGreenSpeedster Very interesting indeed.
said at 10:41 PM on Tue Oct 28 2014
@TheGreenSpeedster Really? Where did you hear that?
Shaun Ince
said at 6:55 PM on Wed Oct 29 2014
@Pokejedservo Kazenshuu forums.
said at 9:25 PM on Mon Nov 17 2014
@TheGreenSpeedster Looking forward to his take.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:14 AM on Wed Oct 1 2014
Sean Schemmel: Man, he really nails Goku, from his funnier, man-child ways to his tougher more serious moments. He's my #1 choice.

Ian James Corlett: I liked him a lot, too. He was the first Goku I heard and I like him.

Peter Kelamis: Never really cared too much for him. He's good at the goofier aspects of Goku, but I didn't think he did his more serious stuff as well. I know he was supposed to channel Goku's Japanese voice which is high and squeaky and done by a woman, but I don't like him with such a high voice.

Kirby Morrow: He sounds OK. Based on some of his other work I'd say he's not a bad choice for him, but I'm not sure he sounds that great in these clips.

I don't know what to say about anyone else. Steve Blum doesn't sound good, which is not his fault as people have said that game was poorly directed. And the UVA from Tree of Might is too deep. The others I don't really care to talk about.
said at 8:11 PM on Tue Sep 23 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Sean is amazing and is the number one pick for most, but personally I'm a Ian Corlett fan when it comes to Goku. Ian had a charm for Goku that I never felt with Sean. Though I do see how people prefer Sean, he's been voicing the character the longest and is the first voice people hear.
Han Solo Fan
said at 6:17 PM on Sun Sep 14 2014
I grew up with Sean Schemmel, so my vote goes to him, but it's not just because of that: I really like the balance between the child-like and adult mannerisms he gives Goku, and I find his laugh is really cute to listen to when he does it. I actually prefer his portrayal to Masako Nozawa's because when I see Goku, I imagine a strong man as opposed to...a little kid, I guess (even if he is a kid at heart).

I really liked Ian Corlett as well, I don't care much for Peter, Kirby was meh, and the rest of them are just forgettable for me.
said at 2:20 PM on Sat Aug 9 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
As of said in the past, for several reasons, I'm not a fan of Schemmel Goku. But, coming back from Battle of Gods, he really nailed it. He really came a long way. And, thus my vote is changed to him.
said at 2:41 PM on Sat Aug 9 2014
Wow, I was already excited for the Battle of Gods English dub, but hearing someone who wasn't a fan of Schemmel Goku as much as others saying he was THIS good in it makes me want to watch it even more now!
said at 8:21 AM on Sat Aug 9 2014
Okay now for my order
1 Peter
2 Ian
4 Jeff Good voice, flat acting and the bad audio made it worse
5 Kirby Pretty OOC
6 Jeremiah
7 Steve
8 Unknown 2
9 Unknown 3
10 Unknown 1 That is so OOC I don't know where to start
Lion's Edge
said at 1:13 PM on Sat Jun 28 2014
 11 Shout Outs!
Favorite? Easily Sean Schemmel. He could sound warm, gentle and kind-hearted; jovial and child-like; and serious and matured... No matter what the scene required, he pulled off the exact emotional range to do so...

At this point, I'd say Sean IS Goku.



I prefer him from Masako Nozawa. (readies self with flame shield)
said at 2:13 PM on Fri Aug 8 2014
@Lion's Edge
You're not alone: I prefer Sean's performance as Goku over Masako Nozawa's as well-- I really think his voice is much more age appropriate fit for the character. I mean, I get Goku is a man child at heart, but Sean still captures that perfectly while also striking all the right chords of the character: he's perfect for this character-- it's Sean's definitive role in my book!
said at 4:45 PM on Tue Aug 12 2014
@Lion's Edge Prefer Nozawa but I respect your opinion. Wholeheartedly.
said at 12:17 PM on Sat Jun 21 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
#1) Sean Schemmel (DBZ Kai Dub > 2005-2010 FUNi Z Redub Saiyan and Buu Saga > Initial FUNi Z Dub Ep. 179-276 > Initial FUNi Z dub Ep. 54-178)- Perfect. He has this warm, gentle, kind hearted feeling to his Goku, with the man child feeling, but also sounds age appropriate while doing it and he just nails it. 10/10

#2) Peter Kelamis (DBZ Ocean Dub Ep. 38-53 > DBZ Ocean Dub Ep. 108-143 (?))- Pretty good, but the thick Surfer dude accent drags it down, but he nailed the child in a man's body feeling perfectly and he does sound a bit cute in the role. 8.5/10

#3) Ian James Corlett (DBZ Ocean Dub. Ep. 1-37)- He has a good tone for it and good delivery of his lines, but he's a little stiff voice wise and didn't get the goofy part down well. He is the first English Goku, though, and set a high precedent for others to follow. 8/10

#4) Kirby Morrow (DBZ Ocean Dub Ep. 148 (?)-276)- He sounds the most natural in the delivery of his lines and has the gentle, warm side of Goku down, but he's TOO relaxed, mature sounding, and lacks the child like side of the character. He's average/decent, though: I can stand it. 7/10

#5) Jeffrey Watson- I like his voice and it has this nice, gentle feeling to it, but his acting is absolutely terrible (e.g. "And NOW, I'LLSHOWYOUSOMEREALPOWAAAERRRR") and that ruins his performance...not okay. 5/10

#6) Steven J. Blum- I love Blum, but he just sounds like a surfer dude here and as generic and bland as paint. 3.5/10

#7) Jeremiah Yurk- Terrible voice, and terrible acting-- he sounds like a smug prick in this role. 2/10

The Worst: All of the unknowns-- one sounds like a Native American chief (e.g. "COME, MAGIC CLOUD!"), the other a Filipino man or something, and the other a Malaysian guy or something. 0.5/10
said at 8:14 AM on Sat Aug 9 2014
@Savate I think two unknowns are from Filipino and Malaysia
said at 8:16 AM on Sat Aug 9 2014
Same: I'm almost 100% sure of it.
said at 2:59 AM on Tue Jun 17 2014
Changing to Peter, Jeff acting is really awkward.

Jeff is still better than Kirby however
said at 3:32 PM on Sat May 31 2014
He sounds like a flat Dan Green in Tree Of Might... Sean Schemmel is definitely the best. Corlett's second
said at 9:00 AM on Mon May 26 2014
Sean Schemmel for the win!
said at 2:25 PM on Tue Apr 29 2014
Gotta go with Schemmel. I grew up with Corlett and I do really like his take. And admittedly when they changed to Sean I didn't notice. (I was in the third grade, sue me). Having listened to Sean get better and better in the role, it's kinda hard going back and listen to Corlett. It's not that he's not natural in the role, he actually sounds pretty good, just the hammy-ness and awkward delivery at times hurts him. For me it's Sean first, Corlett second. Not that familiar with anyone else.
said at 3:08 PM on Wed Apr 23 2014
Fusion Reborn Unknown Voice Actor is clearly the best. #sarcasmroxx
said at 4:29 PM on Mon Mar 24 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
Sean. Hands down. Though Ian and Peter are amazing as well, Sean just IS Goku.
said at 4:05 PM on Tue Mar 18 2014
 1 Shout Out!
For just those who voiced Goku in only the Z series
1 Peter
2 Ian
3 Sean
4 Kirby
said at 6:54 PM on Thu Feb 27 2014
John Cassese should be added to the VC.
He's clearly the best.
said at 7:22 PM on Sat Mar 1 2014
@RenoRebirth "When you were drunk drinking your Coca-Cola."

said at 7:57 PM on Sat Mar 1 2014
@RenoRebirth Watch my compilation vid.
said at 10:24 AM on Mon Feb 17 2014
 5 Shout Outs!
fusion reborn I think is Tommy Wiseau.
said at 9:28 PM on Tue Feb 18 2014
Heartfilia Mage 721
said at 9:31 PM on Tue Feb 18 2014
@TheGreenSpeedster The Room reference!
said at 10:18 PM on Tue Feb 18 2014
@Heartfilia Mage 721 Don't worry about it...
said at 11:34 PM on Tue Feb 18 2014
@skeletonking1234 In that case, I can't wait for the Malaysian remake of The Room!
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:05 AM on Wed Feb 19 2014
@skeletonking1234 I only came into this voice compare to find out what exactly prompted all of these Wiseau/"Room" references.

And I was not disappointed.
said at 3:58 PM on Sat Feb 22 2014
@TheGreenSpeedster I did naht kommyhommyha her! It's nawt troo! It's BOOLCRAP! I did not kommyhommyhaw her! I deed NAHT.

Oh hai, Krillin.
said at 9:30 PM on Tue Feb 25 2014
Chicken Yamcha, you're just a little chicken. Cheep, cheepcheepcheep Cheaughauhuag.
said at 6:56 PM on Fri Feb 28 2014
said at 6:37 PM on Sat Mar 1 2014
Gohan, don't worry about it. Bulma loves you too, as a person, as a human bean.
said at 6:16 AM on Wed Mar 5 2014
said at 5:00 AM on Tue Jan 14 2014
I seem to have no standard at all from all the Malay voices I tend to over hear

I pick Jeff

However I don't like Steve, Jeremiah or any of the unknown
said at 11:41 AM on Fri Dec 20 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
No offense, but none of them are decent in my opinion. Peter is just mediocre at best, and Steve Blum sounds pathetic as Goku.
said at 1:54 AM on Mon Dec 30 2013

What about Sean?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:49 AM on Mon Dec 30 2013
@TheGreenSpeedster Yeah, and everyone else.
said at 12:06 PM on Fri Jan 3 2014
@SombraMan Mediocre at best. I don't care about him either.
said at 12:45 PM on Fri Jan 3 2014
I would rather mute the sound and watch this subbed than to watch this dubbed. No offense to people who like this dubbed.
said at 10:16 AM on Thu Jan 15 2015
@SombraMan Sean Schemmel mediocre? Baffling state of mind.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:55 AM on Thu Jan 15 2015
@CaineShaw They expressed it pretty rudely, but we are all titled to our own opinions.
said at 7:28 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
I wonder how much the hits for these DBZ compares will go up once the Ocean Kai comes out... I'm guessing they will top the lists for weeks.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:54 PM on Wed Jul 29 2015
@PsychicVoiceSpy The DBZ VC's would probably get loads of traffic once they hit this site. The polls would be pretty interesting indeed.
said at 4:17 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
 12 Shout Outs!
Oh boy, top ten!

1. Sean Schemmel - It took him a while, but by DBZ Kai we can clearly hear that he's grown into this role and made it his own. He captures everything about Goku's character and performs phenomenally.
2. Kirby Morrow - Voice direction is a bit off, but his voice is perfect for Goku and he shows great range in his serious and comedic tones. The best Ocean dub Goku.
3. Ian James Corlett - The first English Goku. His voice is awesome, but man is his acting hammy. Just listen to the end of that clip. Yeesh!
4. Peter Kelamis - He sounds pretty good in the clip, but he started off really awkward and "surfer dude"-ish. Ironically, he'd sound identical to Nozawa if he used his Rolf voice.
5. Jeffrey Watson - The voice is exactly like how teen/young adult Goku should sound. But the delivery? BAD.
6. Jeremiah Yurk - He makes Goku sound like a conceited *******.
7. Steve Blum - Just reading his name makes me know this is a miscast.
8. UVA (Cooler's Revenge) - The best of the UVAs, which isn't saying much.
9. UVA (Fusion Reborn) - He sounds almost Tommy Wiseau-esque.
10. UVA (Tree of Might) - This deep He-Man/Superman voice is a complete misrepresentation of the character.
said at 1:43 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus UVA on Tree Of Might sounds more like Atem to me.
said at 3:09 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013
@pete Nah, Atem is way more emotive than that! XD
said at 6:24 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Mainly because it reminds me of Dan Green.
said at 9:48 PM on Fri Nov 1 2013
@pete Again, Dan Green is a better actor.
said at 8:16 AM on Tue Sep 24 2013
Sean Schemmel without a doubt is by far the best voice for Goku to me.
said at 7:04 PM on Sat Sep 14 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Sean Schemmel All the Way
said at 3:46 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Sean Schemmel for me. He may not sound like Masako Nozawa but that isn't everything and so long as a voice character can find a voice that fits the character they play, it is fine not to sound like the original actor in Japanese.

Peter Kelamis is the second best to me. He has this great voice that really has the right childlike sound for Goku. He's all around a solid actor for Goku to me.

Ian Corlett is excellent as well. He's in third. He was a tad generic at times when he started but the man practically became Goku as he went along in the role. I wish he had more time as Goku: I think he did a wonderful job balancing Goku's childlike naviety and his battles. Meshed beautifully in my eyes.

Kirby Morrow is OK. I mean, he could act better but he could've been worse. His voice is very Schemmel-like but his acting was raw and that dragged him down in my eyes. Still a good actor for Goku.

The others...not really.

Blum is a VA god, but all wrong with that voice for Goku.

Jeffrey's voice is good but his acting is downright horrendous.

All the unknowns are terrible in every way but even so they are great for a laugh and so even they are likeable in that way. XD.
said at 4:18 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@OldSchoolFTW Agreed except that my Ocean dub voice actor preference is the other way around. Morrow's my favorite, Kelamis is my least favorite.

Also, you forgot to mention Jeremiah. Did he sound like a total jerk or what?
said at 4:23 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
Kelamis' take on Goku was more of an acquired taste for me. At first, I thought Kelamis made Goku sound like a surfer dude a bit, but he really improved as the Ocean Dub went on and I like how child-like and enthusiastic he was in the role. He made Goku sound really innocent, and for that, he's my favorite of the Ocean Dub Goku(s). I do respect your opinion, though.

Oh god, HOW could I forget? Jeremiah did sound like a total jerk, and on top of that, he was rather generic, IMO.
said at 9:45 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@OldSchoolFTW I did acknowledge that Kelamis improved. He's just not my favorite. Though none of the Ocean dub voices measure up to Sean.

said at 11:11 PM on Sat Oct 12 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus I can see someone liking the Ocean actors' voices or their acting better, but if there's one place where Sean without a doubt shines above the rest of them is the screams!
said at 9:06 AM on Sun Oct 13 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I don't think anyone can deny that.
said at 1:05 AM on Thu Aug 8 2013
I wish there were a better example here for Ian Corlett's Goku. Whenever I hear Sean's, it reminds me of Ian's. It's a weird phenomena in my head, but I think it could best be explained that Ian suited Goku so well, that Sean went the direction Ian was pointing and ran with it. So much so that if there were ever another Mega Man cartoon for example, I wouldn't mind Sean voicing the blue bomber one bit.
said at 12:22 AM on Sat Jun 22 2013
Definitely the VA from Fusion Reborn. Best voice actor in any series of any character, really.
said at 2:12 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
 7 Shout Outs!
Sean Schemmel is easily the best. Just listen to that scream.
said at 7:51 PM on Mon May 27 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Well, Sean Schemmel wasn't good at first, but after the Frieza Saga, he started getting the hang of his character. Look at the Buu Sagas and his yells were an improvement. His work in Dragon Ball Kai is a major improvement and the acting is top notch. But the original dub of Dragon Ball Z is something fans will remember for a long time, including myself.
said at 5:58 PM on Fri Apr 26 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Sean Schemmel has really good talent and really gets into his role as Goku, he is Dragon Ball Z and it wouldn't be the same without him! when I was a kid Goku was my role model I wanted to have powers and save the earth like he did lol no lie I even made characters in my head with powers n drew them and acted like them in my back yard n with my friends when I was a kid all thanks to Dragon Ball Z and even Pokémon lol but defiantly Dragon Ball Z!
said at 1:09 PM on Thu Apr 11 2013
 4 Shout Outs!

Any who, I'll go with Sean, he has the most power. BTW, who thinks Steven Blum could do a lot better now if given the role?
said at 12:33 AM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@VctrBnsn Probably but I see him as Piccolo more.
said at 2:04 AM on Thu Mar 28 2013
 7 Shout Outs!
OW! GOD! Jeffrey was DEAFENING! Not his voice exactly. The quality is just TERRIBLE!
said at 9:48 AM on Fri Mar 1 2013
 15 Shout Outs!
Sean Schemmel is definitely Goku. Also, yes, I prefer him over Masako Nozawa. *raises shield for flames* I just think that Sean Schemmel makes the character more enjoyable than Masako or any of the other dub actors so far. Yeah, his rendition of the character isn't the exact same thing as the Japanese, so what? Sean seems to play Goku as a grown man with the heart of a child, rather than a child in an adult's body and I highly prefer it to the Japanese version.

He can make him sound sturdy and tough, and innocent and fun loving on the appropriate occasions. Also, his screaming is primal and powerful, exactly what it needs to be to get you pumped up and know when things are getting serious. Meanwhile, Nozawa sounds like a cat... if you like that and you think it sounds great, more power to you, I don't care. It just doesn't work for me.

It also really helps in certain cases that he sounds like a grown man. As much as a lot of you love Masako Nozawa and will defend it to your grave because Toriyama wanted it that way, I can take scenes where Goku and Vegeta are having a serious moment like when he was Majin Vegeta and temporarily reverted back to a villain, or his father-son motivational talks with Gohan much, much more seriously because he sounds like a grown man and not a child. I just think making him sound like a man with the heart of a child and not a literal child fits better.

Sean Schemmel it is for me.
said at 12:38 AM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Masako's voice gives me a headache as do all female seyous withreally high voices. I also like the way Sean delivers his lines both in the original dub and Kai but the original dub more as some sound a bit ridiculous in Kai like the ALLY TO GOOD NIGHTMARE TO YOU speech and I don't care if that's the proper way to translate the lines or whatever Hearing him call himself Son Goku is just plain absurd to me.
said at 1:25 AM on Thu Jun 13 2013
@pete I know this doesn't have much to do with what you said, but I for one much preferred the Nicktoons version of the Super Saiyan transformation in Kai than the uncut one. Him calling Frieza a "monster" was a lot more effective than him using another obligatory "bastard". I just think calling someone a monster seems to have a bit more weight to it than calling someone a bastard. What do you think?
said at 4:01 PM on Thu Jun 13 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Seems on topic to me. I do think bastard seems a bit of a stretch and calling him a monster is similar to how Superman would call Darkseid. He'd say monster or murderer. Not bastard. A monster is also an appropriate term for an evil tyrannical ruler like Frieza or Darkseid.

With the exception of some scenes I prefer the original dub for the Goku and Frieza right. The swearing is a bit excessive regardless of what's in the manga. Vegeta is ok but everyone else doesn't need to swear for us to get the point they're ticked off.
said at 4:23 PM on Thu Jun 13 2013
@pete I agree, Goku swearing occasionally doesn't bother me too much, but when it happens too much it starts to sound off. And you said exactly what I was thinking with the monster/bastard thing, monster sounds like you are literally calling someone a sadistic, inhuman, force of evil. I thought monster was twice as effective.

Same thing kinda goes for when they were firing at Cell during his struggle against Gohan. In the Nickelodeon version of that scene he said "I'll blow you away!" and he sounded like a genuine, pissed powerhouse you wouldn't want to mess with. In the uncut version, he said "You're all going to die!" and that line, as well as Dameon Clarke's delivery didn't sound nearly as cool (it sounded like some ridiculous opera singing like YouTube commenters joke about) as the former. Just goes to show you that trying to make something sound "gritty" or "adult" doesn't always work and less is often more.
said at 3:03 AM on Tue Jul 22 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy To me, I just thought of South Park..

Oh my GoD! You killed Krillin!! You BASTARD!! xD
said at 11:07 PM on Thu Jan 31 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Sean Schemmel is by far the best Goku. No one else could do that yell when he is powering up. So intense. I love it.
said at 9:33 AM on Wed Jan 9 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
It's no contest: Sean Schemmel wins.

Too bad Lawrence "MasakoX" Simpson doesn't count. He's even better.
said at 12:48 AM on Wed Jan 15 2014
@VGAfanatic Yeah.
said at 12:51 AM on Fri Dec 28 2012
I think Kirby Morrow was miscast. It's basically his Cyclops which would have worked for older Gohan or maybe even Yamcha but made Goku sounds too young. If he voiced him in the Piccolo Jr. Saga that might be a different story.
said at 12:53 AM on Fri Dec 28 2012
@pete Wow I just checked the poll and where did all the votes for Kirby come from? When I first joined and voted here he had 0. Can't believe he's in 3rd over Peter.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:13 PM on Fri Jan 4 2013
@pete And now he's tied with IJC. I'm kind of shocked.
said at 3:29 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Could this be a poll hack?
said at 3:30 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
@Nightmare Crusher They're not tied now. He's one vote behind.
said at 4:43 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
@pete Probably not, its not as absurd as some other poll hacks I've seen.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:48 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
@pete Considering you joined nearly two years ago, which is more than enough time for 17 people to come and vote Kirby as their favourite (especially as the site gets more and more visitors), I highly, highly doubt this is a hack.
said at 6:28 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
@NCZ It might be their way of getting way with it. His performance is received in a pretty mixed bag so it makes me wonder.
said at 6:28 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
@Metabad The alleged hacker might think it will go unnoticed.
said at 6:31 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
@NCZ Also I've heard a lot and do mean a lot of people complain thins like Peter Kelamis should have stayed so it seems he would be in 3rd and not Kirby.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:42 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
@pete Mixed bag =/= everyone in the world hates it. I really think you're making a mountain out of a molehill here.
said at 6:46 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
@NCZ Just stating facts as it seems out of nowhere. It seemed really odd and based on what I heard Kelamis should be above though since I had it explained it may be Kirby's passionate fans voting for him I'll shut up now.
said at 4:22 AM on Tue Jan 15 2013
@pete To be fair, the admins had recently caught out alternate accounts on this site, some of those had voted for Kirby. That could easily explain why he has so many votes.
Darth Bugs
said at 9:38 PM on Sat Dec 8 2012
 4 Shout Outs!
Sean Schemmel really has improved a lot over the years as the voice of Goku, especially in DBZ Kai. Thanks a lot for sticking with Goku all these years, despite the many movies and video games you've had to do as well!
said at 6:41 PM on Sat Dec 8 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
I'm going with Sean simply due to DBZ Kai. His voice acting in the original run is way too over the top.
said at 5:31 PM on Mon Dec 3 2012
Sean is the best, I really didn't like Orochimaru's sample too souless.
said at 3:55 AM on Sat Oct 6 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
The Tree of Might guy sounds like either Cam Clarke or Dan Green.
said at 4:45 AM on Wed Sep 26 2012
Oops forgot to mention my fav, Sean has the best voice however I don't believe his voice would've worked for younge-adult Goku, it would've been too Masculine.
said at 3:54 AM on Sat Oct 6 2012
@SgmPlumley It did actually. He lightened it a lot for the Piccolo Jr. Saga.
said at 4:44 AM on Wed Sep 26 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
I believe that all the Voice actors leading up to Sean worked perfectly in their respective order.

It made Goku sound like he was growing up as the show progressed.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:56 PM on Sat Feb 9 2013
@SgmPlumley Acually, only Ian James Corlett led up to Sean. Peter and Kirby were at the same time in an alternate dub for Canada.
said at 1:53 AM on Tue Sep 11 2012
Ian Corlett had a few good moments but to me he sounds really wooden most of the time. Peter Kelmis sounds far more natural and fit's perfectly for Goku. Sean Schemmel is the best out of them all his voice is just perfect as well as his delivery especially in Kai.
said at 5:04 PM on Wed Sep 5 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
Sean had a great mix of cheery and seriousness to his voice. So my vote's for him.

As the first English Goku, Corlett set a very high standard. He did very well for the Ocean dub.

Peter Kelamis was exceptional as well. Not only was he a good impersonation of Corlett, he sounded the most age-appropriate. He also sounds closest to Nozawa's performance, more so in The World's Strongest.

I don't know how Kirby Morrow is getting so many votes though. He was really miscast IMO.
said at 4:44 PM on Fri Aug 24 2012
Sean is easily the best Goku, he has that strong voice that the others lack and he can pull off Goku's gentleness very well, not to mention his caring and peaceful side too.

Ian Corlett and Kirby Marrow did pretty well in this role too, in fact they pretty much had the same qualities as Sean, only thing they lacked was a strong and sturdy voice: as Goku is the most powerful fighter in DBZ.

As for Kelamis, I thought he did well on Goku's cheerful and goofy side, but other than that he didn't fit Goku's personality.

The rest... are not worth mentioning honestly (Sorry Steve Blum.)
said at 8:26 AM on Wed Aug 22 2012
Schemmel. No doubt. He portrayed Goku very well, I love the up-beat sound that vibes off Goku when he's voicing him. Cheery, happy-go-lucky yet very serious and deep. And if you've ever heard the screams while transforming to ssj3... The guy deserves a medal! Séan FTW
said at 11:14 AM on Fri Aug 10 2012
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I think Ian, Peter, and Sean all did a great job as Goku in DBZ!
said at 10:56 PM on Mon Aug 6 2012
Need a zen-so bean for this. Tough battle between Corlett & Schemmel. Corlett was definetely the choice especially one of the best fight scenes between Goku & Vegeta's first fight. I don't know the circumstances on why Corlett wasn't Goku again but did not enjoy Kelamis's performance. Felt foreign. Schemmel was a welcome relief & pleasure to the ear. Though sometimes his acting was lacking it got better and better. Why wasn't Schemmel in GT to make it a bit more descent to watch (even though the series wasn't good) I may not know?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:19 PM on Thu Aug 30 2012
@akiha Corlett didn't return after the Ocean dub began production again because he was frustrated with having to match up with the lip-flaps from the Japanese version.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:23 PM on Thu Sep 6 2012
@YourBuddyDean I wasn't talking about the screaming. And I know he thought it was too hard, the lip-flaps were a part of it.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:40 PM on Fri Sep 21 2012
@akiha Oh, and Schemmel was in GT. Jeremiah Yerk only played him in the Blue Water dub of GT.
said at 4:30 PM on Sun Jul 22 2012
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Yes! Ahahaha! Sean Schemmel was voted the best Goku VA! Hahahahaha! Oh, happy day!
said at 9:29 AM on Fri Jul 20 2012
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My favourite English voice-actor as Goku is.......Peter Kelamis. I have nothing against Sean Schemmel’s performance as Goku, in fact I think his performance was good, he portrayed Goku as cheerful, goofy, and heroic. The thing that I love about Kelamis’ portrayal though is that he also portrayed Goku as such, but he also made Goku seem so much younger. He added a sense of childlikeness, energetic and youthfulness. Even Funi fans when they compare the voices admit that Kelamis’ Goku sounds younger than Schemmel’s Goku.
I’ve noticed that Schemmel fans will praise Schemmel for making Goku sound Stronger and ‘Manlier’ (which he does) and some of them will use that claim against Kelamis’ performance. Well Goku may be the strongest man in the universe, but his real charm was how he never appeared strong or grownup but he always seemed like a child, was very youthful, and always had a cheerful composure about him, and this is why Peter Kelamis is my favourite Goku.

So what do I think about Ian Corlett, well I think he got down most of the characteristics of Goku. Corlett can put on a pretty young voice, he did capture the youngish and laidback traits of Goku’s personality and being the first to play Goku in English he set the tone for the other actors who played Goku. I Do like Corlett’s version, but much like with Schemmel I just feel Kelamis came closer to the ideal Goku.

And for Kirby Morrow.......well what can I say that hasn’t already been said? He Is a good actor but yeah I too feel he was miscast as Goku, yeah I do feel he sounded ‘too cool’ for the part. But one character that I feel Morrow would’ve been great as was.........Trunks. Yeah cause Morrow Has played other characters that are similar, and Trunks Is really Cool.

So my opinion,
1st place. Peter Kelamis
2nd place. Ian Corlett and Sean Schemmel (tie)
last place. Kirby Morrow
said at 5:37 AM on Thu Aug 30 2012
Actually I should add something more about Ian Corlett. I don't feel that he added the same goofy persona which Kelamis and Schemmel did, Corlett was good but I felt he was more of a heroic Goku.
So I think I'll rank him in 3rd place, just a little after Schemmel.
said at 11:37 PM on Wed Jun 13 2012
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Jeez! I didn't know there were so many different versions of Goku's English voice! But the minute I heard Sean Schemmel's voice, it was a no brainer who was my favorite. That man is my childhood right there. And it pained me to see Steve Blum's impression of Goku... it just wasn't good to me (And I hate myself for saying that, because he is such a legendary voice actor... but this just didn't work for me at all!).
said at 10:49 AM on Thu Jun 7 2012
The unknown voice actor of DBZ movie 3 is from the AB Group dub also known as the "Big Green dub".
said at 3:27 AM on Thu May 31 2012
You know, I'm sure FUNimation tried to emulate Ocean when they began their dubbing. A lot of times Ian may sound like Sean and Sean may remind me of Ian. Some lines may have been done better and vice versa. It's just a major sign of decisions made in the booth as well as the voice director's discretion. Overall, I think the general sound of Goku in English has been established by Ian and it has carried over pretty well. This is with a lot of characters. Scott McNeil's Piccolo is great and over time I feel Chris Sabat made a similar voice that stray's from his Vegeta. In fact, the Kai dub reminds me A LOT of the Ocean dub. I think that's a good thing and at this point, it's become the best of both worlds.

So lemme put it this way. If there was ever another Mega Man show, I would be A-OK with Sean voicing the Blue Bomber.
said at 3:32 AM on Thu May 31 2012
Oh and as for Peter Kelamis...when I first heard him after Ian left I was rather disheartened, but after seeing the movies and a few more episodes I have to say that his quality lies in the pitch of his voice and how he delivers his attack yells and the like. It is very close to the original Japanese voice actor and oftentimes, that is hard to come by. So don't count Kelamis out too much, I say.
Dillon Taylor
said at 1:43 AM on Wed May 23 2012
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Sean will always be Goku to me. He brings out the child in Goku when things get silly and the warrior in him when things get serious!

The other actors did a fine job for the most part but I just feel like Sean is the most refined and fitting for the role.
said at 8:24 AM on Mon May 7 2012
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Ian revolutionised, Sean perfected.
said at 2:50 AM on Thu Apr 12 2012
Is it safe to say that everyone of Funimation's voice acting cast for this series was just perfect? they did such a great job. i Love Sean Schemmel's voice, he did that part so damn welll
said at 6:01 PM on Sat Apr 21 2012
@Jxman Yes it is he is the best
said at 9:43 PM on Wed Mar 14 2012
!. Ian James Crlett: Not to bad.
2. Peter Kelamis: Good.
3. Sean schemmel: Of the chart.
4. Kirby Morrow: Too Miroku-ish.
said at 1:09 AM on Thu Mar 8 2012
1.Sean Schemmel
2.Ian James Corlett
3.Peter Kelamis
4.Kirby Morrow
said at 1:03 PM on Mon Mar 5 2012
MasakoX from the TFS abridged series is the best Goku to me. It feels closer to the original Japanese voice actress' warmth and sincerity, and does it without sounding wierd in English. By that I mean, even though I love Nozawa's Goku for getting the naive and childlike nature of the character across (which is almost completely lost in English dub) it'd be too jarring if they cast Goku with a woman's voice in English.

Sean Schemmel got better in Kai, probably from the years of practice, and because of that I can stand him a bit more and accept his voice as Goku. Original dub's Schemmel grated my nerves like no tomorrow. Haven't heard much of the rest in context so I can't say.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:16 PM on Wed Jan 11 2012
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1.Schemmel: His acting may have been raw in the beginning, but now he is the definitive Goku.

2.Corlett: *sigh* Too good to last.

3.Kelamis: He was pretty good, but the accent got distracting at times.

4.Morrow: He was okay, but some moments, especially his scream when going ssj3 were embarrassing.

5.Yurk:Not bad, but not very good.

6.Blum: The potential was there, the performance was not.

7.Watson: I'm not sure what it is, but the voice doesn't quite fit.

8.AB Groups/Big Green:Big Green dead?

9.Unknown(Cooler's Revenge):I can't hear it.

10.Unknown(Fusion Reborn):What the...
Gutsy Goat
said at 8:29 PM on Tue Dec 27 2011
Sean Schemmel
hands down
said at 4:03 AM on Sun Dec 11 2011
i already know who everyone whould pick for number one favorite Sean Schemmel.
said at 1:03 PM on Tue Nov 8 2011
Schemmel and Corlett are pretty good.
Kelamis is okay.
Yurk did an okay job, but being in GT just dragged him down.
The rest... Meh.
said at 5:00 AM on Sun Oct 30 2011
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UPDATED LIST (minus the Unknown actors for obvious reasons):

1. Sean Schemmel
2. Ian James Corlett
3. Kirby Morrow
4. Steve Blum
5. Jeffrey Watson
6. Peter Kelamis
7. Jeremiah Yurk
said at 8:22 PM on Fri Nov 4 2011
@PurpleWarrior13 You'd rate Jeffery Watson higher than Peter Kelamis?

Well to each their own, I guess.
said at 10:44 PM on Sat Mar 10 2012
@Metabad Both sucked, but I thought Watson was at least "tolerable" considering he was voicing a younger, teen Goku. Even though his voice doesn't compliment Zoe Slusar's Kid Goku at all, it wasn't a big distraction, even though his acting was pretty terrible.

I had problems with Kelamis' Goku from the beginning. His acting, while not as bad as Watson's, was still questionable. The voice he used was alright, but the combination of the forced performance and the thick Canadian accent, makes me dislike him worse than Watson. However, Kelamis is a decent voice actor. Some of his other roles are very memorable. I just think he was miscast as Goku.

Ian Corlett is the definitive Vancouver Goku. I almost like him as much as Schemmel. In fact, he could've probably been BETTER than Schemmel if he had continued to play the character longer than he had. His voice captured everything Kelamis and Morrow did, but expanded on it, and gave the character life. His voice is important in that it influenced all the other English Gokus, notably, Sean Schemmel.

Schemmel's at a huge advantage for being the English VA most associated with the role, and having by far the most experience in the character than any other English VA. He also left a huge impression on me and many other DB fans. When I see Goku, I automatically picture him with Schemmel's voice, and when I hear Schemmel's voice, I automatically link it to Goku.

Steve Blum's Goku is probably the most generic thing I've ever heard, and Jeremiah Yurk's acting is so bad, I can barely listen to his performance.
said at 2:27 PM on Sun Mar 11 2012
@PurpleWarrior13 Huh...BTVA didn't tell me that you replied to me...weird.

Well anyways, thanks for shedding some light on that. I will say that I do feel Kelamis is probably the weakest of the Ocean voiced Gokus, something about his voice does sound off, but I'd take him any day over Jeffery Watson's Goku, but that's just me.

After rereading my old post, I think I should apologize, I probably sounded confrontational when really I was just curious, so sorry if I came across as condescending.

I might post my own list on what I think of all the Goku voices later on. But I'll just say that I do definitely agree with you about Ian Corlett and Sean Schemmel.
Silly Sally
said at 5:25 PM on Thu Jul 9 2015
@PurpleWarrior13 I mostly agree, Peter would probably be a little higher but otherwise I don't like him either, he sounded like a total douchebag.
said at 7:42 PM on Fri Oct 21 2011
Sean Schemmel FTW!!!
said at 12:56 AM on Tue Oct 11 2011
Am I only one hearing Pharaoh Yugi in the Tree of Might one?
said at 3:08 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
Rewatching the old Ocean dubs of the three movies made me reconsider my choice, Peter Kelamis is my favorite English Goku.
said at 12:54 AM on Tue Oct 11 2011
@ConfusedPhantom Where did you get them?
said at 10:04 PM on Tue Oct 18 2011
@pete Old video tapes and there's some videos in Youtube with his performance.
said at 6:42 PM on Mon Aug 15 2011
the best is ....not Jeffery watson
said at 3:14 PM on Tue Aug 9 2011
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For me it's a tie between Ian James Corlett, Kirby Morrow and Sean Schemmel. They're all just so iconic as Goku.
said at 1:35 AM on Sun Jul 31 2011
said at 1:40 AM on Mon Apr 25 2011
Jeffrey has a great voice for Goku, but his acting is pretty bad. Jeremiah's voice just doesn't scream "Goku!" And neither do the Tree of Might and Fusion Reborn Unknown VA. The Cooler's Revenge one sounds ok. Steve Blum's Goku kind of sounds like a surfer.

Kirby Mirrow's probably the most natural performance, but his voice is just way too calm. Peter Kelamis has the best voice for the character, but he's pretty inconsistent, but at his best, he's fantastic. Ian James Corlett sounds kind of generic.

And now for Sean Schemmel. In DBZ, he was really lousy. In Kai, he understands the character more and his performance is a bit better now. HOWEVER, his performance is a bit strained, like he's damaged his vocal chords or something.

But, if I had to pick though, it'd be between Sean Schemmel or Peter Kelamis.
said at 1:28 AM on Sat Apr 16 2011
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Compare Schemmel's early work to his acting in the uncut redub, Kai, the video games, the movies, etc. He used to be really lousy but now the guy IS Goku. He captures everything about Goku's character without making him sound like a child like in the Japanese version.
said at 12:03 AM on Thu Apr 14 2011
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My only problem with Corlett is he's using his Cheetor voice which does fit young Goku but not older Goku. Imagine Cheetor lecturing Frieza
said at 4:31 PM on Sat Mar 19 2011
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Sean Schemmel is the best Goku voice for me He's able to make Goku sound Cool and Enthusiastic but he's also capable of giving him different types of emotion from Serious and strong parts to the Comedy and High parts He's able to combine those together fuse them and create something better which is why He's my favourite out of all the Adult Goku Voices

He sort of multitasks it or something else related to that Media anyway He's the best and always will be for me :D
said at 6:40 PM on Sun Dec 4 2011
@Truesonic I totally agree; thanks for explaining this so that I don't have to! You know...being too lazy of course. :P
said at 10:52 AM on Mon Feb 17 2014
@Truesonic You're right. He's just the right balance between 'Monkey King' and 'Major Glory'.
said at 2:44 AM on Wed Feb 9 2011
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Sean Schemmel has improved, for sure, but his voice is far too heavy and he doesn't have the nuances in his voice Masako Nozawa has that makes Goku sound like the off-beat hick he's meant to be.

I'd wager that the people who dislike Nozawa's adult Goku haven't even watched much DBZ in Japanese. It's jarring to hear her at first, but after awhile, it becomes apparent why she's perfect. She just adds a kind of warm charm and sincerity that Schemmel and the rest are lacking.

As for blazingknuckle's comment about "realityland", Goku is supposed to be entirely different from everybody else. He's the stand out in the entire universe, the one apart from everyone else. He exudes personality over physicality. This is why it's more important to pick a voice that reflects that rather than a realistic adult voice.

Not to mention, Nozawa's adult Goku voice is a clear evolution of her child Goku voice, and only people who've never watched DB and DBZ in Japanese would miss that obvious detail. He sounds a lot more adult in DBZ than in DB.
SM Scorx
said at 11:52 AM on Thu Feb 10 2011
Why are you even on the site? Do you even contribute?
said at 5:53 PM on Thu Feb 10 2011
@SM Scorx Do you?

I'm here as a fan of anime and anime VAs. The ones I like.
said at 1:31 AM on Sat Apr 16 2011
@penguintruth No, people who dislike Nozawa's adult Goku voice don't like it because it doesn't fit no matter how childlike his personality may be. If any non DBZ fan heard Goku speak in his Japanese voice, they'd think it was the stupidest show ever for giving a castrated sounding voice to a muscular grown man.

And Nozawa's "adult" tone for the voice is extremely forced, making Goku sound screechy and grating. It's bad for Goku and it was even worse for Bardock.
said at 9:54 PM on Fri May 27 2011
@Galactic_Cyrus It absolutely fits the character. You're coming at it from the wrong perspective. The entire concept of Goku is that he's unlike everybody else. It doesn't matter that he's a grown muscular man. His personality is so strong, it overpowers his physical structure.

Nozawa has NEVER sounded forced. She makes Goku sound warm, sincere, and charming. But I will agree it doesn't work as well for Bardock.
said at 5:54 PM on Mon May 30 2011
@penguintruth Goku is unlike everybody else 'cause he's a saiyan. As is Raditz, Nappa, and Vegeta and they all actually sound their age. Nowhere did Akira Toriyama say that Goku HAD to always sound young, the Japanese audiences just wouldn't accept him sounding any other way regardless of whether or not it fit.

She also makes him sound annoying, particularly when he has to scream. And yes, it was worse with Bardock. Shigeru Chiba who voiced Raditz probably would've been better for that part.
said at 7:15 PM on Tue May 31 2011
@Galactic_Cyrus If you think "Goku is unlike everybody else 'cause he's a saiyan", we have nothing else to talk about.
said at 1:08 AM on Thu Jun 2 2011
@penguintruth What, was I supposed to say "Goku is unlike everybody else because he's a freak?" or "because he's a Gary Stu?"

I'm not at all dissing Nozawa as a voice actress but my point still stands that keeping her as Adult Goku's voice wasn't for some personality related reason, but because audiences wouldn't accept change. We have no way of knowing if Toriyama envisioned Goku having a perpetually high voice or not.
said at 1:30 AM on Wed Jun 22 2011
@Galactic_Cyrus I agree with you Galactic. Her voice does come across as shrill and scratchy, which sounds incredibly forced when she emphasizes pain. I've watched the original Dragon Ball and Z in both languages throughout its entirety.

And each time I find myself going back to Sean's take. In my opinion, I find Sean take from Kai much more fitting and balanced. He just effortlessly strikes all the right chords of Goku's personality from his child-like antics and to his love of fighting.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 1:06 AM on Fri Jan 21 2011
Jeffrey Watson now added!

Thanks tommy. :)
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:06 AM on Sun Nov 21 2010
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Sean Schemmel is my favourite. His voice is powerful and yet it still works for Goku's childish side.

Peter Kelamis and Jeremiah Yurk have good voices, but their acting leaves something to be desired. Ian Corlett sounds like he'd do well as a serious Goku, but for his immature moments, I'm not sure. Kirby Morrow sounds a bit strange, like he was miscast. I always thought he'd be a decent Yamcha.

Steve Blum isn't that bad, but the unknown VAs are by far the worst.
said at 7:01 PM on Fri Oct 1 2010
That doesn't matter just send it to us soon so one of us could add it onto the site as soon as possible...
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:54 PM on Fri Oct 1 2010
Absolutely, send one of us administrators the clip in a PM or email on the forums and we can add it right away.
said at 8:26 PM on Wed Aug 18 2010
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Sean Schemmel FTW! XD
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 1:03 PM on Mon Jun 7 2010
We know this but can't find a clip. Do you own one?
said at 5:42 PM on Fri Feb 19 2010
I have a clip for the AK Video European dub (AKA Big Green dub), but finding out just who the voice actor was is like trying to a marble buried beneath the ocean (maybe even a bit harder!)
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 4:17 PM on Mon Feb 15 2010
@ mrbean

I actual have the voice from that dub and the Malaysian dub too.

Only problem is I don't know who the voice actors are that voiced Goku in those dubs.

If you know let me know asap and I'll add them right away. :)
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 9:44 AM on Mon Jul 13 2009
aaa have u even watched any funimation episodes with sean schemmel?

I wouldn't be surprised if the only sean schemmel clips you've seen were on youtube and I'm guessing it was probably the ss3 transformation clip (serious side).

Sean does an amazing job doing the innocent and lighthearted Goku as well as the serious side.

Ian Corlett was fantastic also but Sean is slightly better overall.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 1:20 PM on Sat May 23 2009
Sean Schemmel FTW!
Ian James Corlett did a pretty good job too though.
said at 7:19 PM on Sun Apr 5 2009
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Personally I would rate it as...

1. Ian James Cortlett
2. Peter Kelamis
3. Sean Schemmel & Kirby Morrow (Tie)
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