King Gurumes
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King Gurumes

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

Created by Pokejedservo on Apr 12 2011
Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1996)
King GurumesJeremy Inman
Jeremy Inman
Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1996)
King GurumesGarry Chalk
Garry Chalk
Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (1996)
King GurumesMike Reynolds
Mike Reynolds


Today on the Dragon Ball VC section we have a VC for the 1st Dragon Ball Movie villain whom was once a kind king whom now craves for Blood Rubies and his name is... KING GURUMES! We shall actually begin this with the late 1980's dub of Dragon Ball from Harmony Gold in which Mike Reynolds was the first VA for King Gurumes. Mike Reynolds' rather gruff gravelly voice that he normally uses works pretty well with Gurumes here as he does sound like a big gluttonous demonic monster but does suit on how he was once a human king of his land. I will at least say that Mike Reynolds' work as King Gurumes is probably one of the better performances in the Harmony Gold dub of Dragon Ball and is a good example of Mike's voice work in general.

Now we shall go for the mid 90's dub from FUNimation and BLT Productions in which Garry Chalk gets to take over the role of King Gurumes here. Alike his 80's counterpart Garry Chalk's voice also suits on how Gurumes is very much a demonic gluttonous creature but was once a human king whom is now desperate to cure himself of his perpetual hunger. While it may not be one of Garry Chalk's absolute finest performances but it is a somewhat interesting change of pace to see Garry do a voice and role like this. Simply to make a long story short Garry Chalk's performance for this role is a fine one and a fine example of the voice work in the 90's dub of the 1st Dragon Ball movie.

Last but not the least is the 2010 FUNimation re-dub of the movie in which Jeremy "Android 16" Inman takes over the role here. Unlike his predecessors Jeremy's voice and performance seem to focus a bit more on  Demonic Gluttonous Monster than anything else but I don't necessarily mind it as Jeremy does do a pretty good gruff demonic voice for the role. While Jeremy's voice and performance for Gurumes doesn't sound as kingly as the other two he does deliver a rather energetic performance as it does give a good sense of ravenous desperation here which is needless to say rather suitable for the role here. Overall if I had to choose I suppose I would go with Garry Chalk the most but Mike Reynolds and Jeremy Inman were not too far off lets just say. 



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8000 Saiyans
said at 10:05 AM on Thu Apr 12 2018
Garry was a great fit for this role and he didn't disappoint at all.

My vote goes to him.
said at 10:03 AM on Thu Apr 12 2018
Mike and Garry both do wonderfully in this role. Jeremy Inman....not so much. His performance is incredibly lifeless and forgettable.
Vocal Evolver
said at 7:22 PM on Mon Apr 9 2018
They're all fine, but I have a bias toward Chalk. I didn't care for this movie, but Chalk made Gurumes' scenes pretty fun.
said at 5:48 AM on Thu Aug 31 2017
Garry Chalk nails the fat gluttonous pig voice, even if you can hear Optimus Primal and Grounder in one.

The quality is pretty bad here, but Mike Reynolds did pretty good. I think he was playing too much on the monster side, but it was pretty good.

Paul Bandey would be better than Mike Reynolds, since his voice was dead on for me as Gurumes.. shame the delivery was rushed, as usual.

Jeremy Inman is nothing notable.
said at 10:04 AM on Sun Jul 24 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Here's my order, based on a surprise find:

1. Mike Reynolds
2. Garry Chalk
3. Paul Bandey (AB dub)
4. Jeremy Inman
said at 10:40 AM on Tue Mar 8 2016
1. Mike
2. Garry- hear a little too much Prime
3. Jeremy- pretty stiff surprisingly
said at 8:45 PM on Sun Oct 9 2016
1. Garry Chalk
2. Mike Reynolds
3. Paul Bandey
4. Jeremy Inman
said at 4:22 PM on Sat Feb 27 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
It's rather interesting to hear Garry Chalk in this role, usually we all know him as Optimus and other really heroic deep voice authority figures but here he gets to play a gluttonous and villainous ruler. He strikes a good balance of comedic and menace. It's a shame this is his only Dragon Ball role, only one could imagine what other characters in the franchise he could have been awesome as.

Mike Reynolds voice is a natural fit for this character but unfortunately the audio quality makes what he's saying unintelligible. I get that the Harmony Gold dubs aren't easy to find so I can understand it, from what I can hear Mike does fit the role well.

Jeremy Inman is giving off a bit of a Venom(ish) vibe in his voice and performance, but he sounds rather awkward and stiff much like most of the performances in the FUNimation dub of that movie.

I'm giving my vote to Garry Chalk because this is so far removed from his usual type of roles.
said at 6:16 AM on Thu May 29 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
Going with Garry Chalk.

He can be menacing while still making the character entertaining to listen to.
said at 10:03 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
 6 Shout Outs!
1. Mike Reynolds - Sounds both creaturish and the most "kingly" out of all of them.

2. Garry Chalk - Sounds perfect for a gluttonous ruler, and is very entertaining to listen to.

3. Jeremy Inman - Sounds very stiff here.
said at 7:22 PM on Fri Dec 14 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
I like Gary Chalk the most. Jeremy Inman is good too.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:25 PM on Tue Nov 27 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
The only one of these I really enjoyed listening to was Garry Chalk.
said at 10:28 AM on Fri Apr 20 2012
My vote's on Jeremy. The others aren't so bad either.
said at 11:09 PM on Tue Apr 12 2011
 7 Shout Outs!
1. Garry Chalk
2. Mike Reynolds
3. Jeremy Inman

This VC just proves how utterly stale the new dub is...Garry and Mike blow Jeremy out of the water!
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Who do you think has been the best from these King Gurumes voice actors?
Mike Reynolds
Garry Chalk
Jeremy Inman