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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Krillin with sound clips and images.

Created by Foxwolf on Tue Jun 23 2009, 58 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Jackson_H, Pokejedservo for additional sound clips.
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
KrillinTerry Klassen
Terry Klassen
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
KrillinSonny Strait
Sonny Strait
Dragon Ball GT (2003)
KrillinDan Gascon
Dan Gascon
Dragon Ball Z: Broly The Legendary Super Saiyan (2003)
KrillinUnknown Voice Actor
Unknown Voice Actor
Dragon Ball (1996)
KrillinMike Thiessen
Mike Thiessen

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said at 12:56 AM on Sun Jan 18 2015
Eric Stuart as Krillin, anyone?
said at 5:08 PM on Wed Jan 7 2015
Eddie Deezen As Old Krillin.
said at 7:30 AM on Sun Dec 7 2014
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I don't get where people are coming from when they say Terry made Krillin sound wimpy, to me he made the character sound tough, Sonny Strait's Popeye on helium Krillin voice is a lot more wimpy sounding.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:35 PM on Wed Dec 10 2014
@Miscast How much of Klassen have you actually heard?
said at 7:36 AM on Sun Jun 22 2014
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#1) Don "Sonny" Strait- Like pretty much all of the FUNimation Cast when they started out (excluding Stephanie as Kid Gohan and Chris as Zarbon), he sucked badly when he took over the role initially. However, he improved dramatically as the Frieza Saga progressed, and that continued until in Kai's dub, he has established himself as the quintessential English Krillin/Kuririn, managing to capture the serious side, comedic side, and well mannered, polite, down on his luck character Krillin is. 9/10
#2) Mike Thiessen- He's good, but not great: I like him more as Krillin than as his Kid Krillin, though-- nice pitch and he delivers his lines fairly well. 8/10
#3) Terry Klassen- Okay, but too goober and wimpy sounding...not bad, but he exaggerates the weaker side of the character too much. Nice pitch of voice, though, but his delivery of lines/overacting was really awkward at times (e.g "Uhhh...thePOWER? Yes! It issss I who now possesses the POWEEEERRRRR!") 7/10
#4) Dan Gascon- Way, way, too wimpy sounding, and pretty much what Lanipator/Nick Landis based his interpretation of the character on in TFS. Too weak sounding, too gooberish, and just falls flat. 4.5/10
#5) UVA- Awful beyond belief...no words needed to describe this horror. 1/10
said at 12:43 AM on Wed Jan 15 2014
Sonny Strait (though on an unconventional level I'd say Nick Landis was my favourite. Even if he is a little whiny.)
said at 4:41 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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1. Sonny Strait - He IS Krillin, no contest.
2. Mike Thiessen - Sounds like a good young Krillin.
3. Terry Klassen - Average at most. The voice is too nasally and wimpy sounding, and Klassen overacted the part to no end.
4. Dan Gascon - So that's where DBZ Abridged got their Krillin voice from! It's fun to listen to just for that.
said at 10:57 AM on Mon Feb 17 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus Unlike Dan Gascon, in my opinion Lanipator is actually GOOD. Extremely high pitched and goofy but oddly lovable.
said at 11:57 AM on Sun Feb 23 2014
@BlankSlate I agree. Lanipator uses a Gascon-style VOICE, but with better ACTING.
said at 5:26 AM on Fri May 16 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus Dan kinda reminded me of Lemongrab actually.
said at 2:53 PM on Wed Dec 10 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus His voice IS pretty Justin Roiland-esque.
said at 4:59 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
Sonny. Sonny, Sonny, Sonny.
said at 6:44 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
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Sonny. Terry Klassen was quite good, but Sonny has really nailed the part. Still, Terry was always a bit "goober" sounding to me and down on his luck, but he made Krillin too wimpy at times. Sonny has a lot of Terry's performance in him but carries it with an air of competence as well and does a wonderful job expressing all of Krillin's emotions.
said at 8:23 AM on Fri Jun 28 2013
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I have to say, I'm kind of disappointed that Sonny's clip doesn't contain the puppy song.
said at 11:04 PM on Wed Jun 5 2013
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Yeah, I have to go with Sonny Strait ten times over for this character. He sounded comical, likable, and his voice perfectly captures his "not the toughest of the bunch but a real scrapper" qualities as well. When I first watched some clips from the Ocean Dub, Terry Klassen was the first voice that really bothered me because to me he sounded far too nasally, and I don't know, he just doesn't have enough spunk.
said at 4:44 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Also, watch the scene this scene and compare the two, Sonny Strait's talent speaks for itself. Terry sounds like he was just phoning it in.

said at 5:46 PM on Sat Apr 5 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy I like and respect Sonny Strait's Krillin and all. You may not agree. But I think Terry did a better job as Krillin for the first 3 movies and 53 episodes. Of course I was exposed to Sonny's Krillin first in DBZ Kai and remastered dub before I saw Ocean. I still think Sonny is pretty good. As for the comparison my only problems with Ocean was the music choice for that scene and dialogue. Not Klassen's voice acting.
said at 6:21 PM on Fri Apr 11 2014
@munsonx4 Yeah, I'm sorry, but I'm just not a fan of Klassen's Krillin in the slightest. However, I will say I think I was being a bit unfair to him, because it looks like the Ocean version of that scene was edited and shortened pretty heavily. So yeah, that might have had him at a disadvantage, but I just don't feel the same sense of urgency and raw emotion in his approach to that scene regardless.
said at 3:02 PM on Sat Apr 12 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Haha well truth is. I used to think Terry was awful. But the more I listened to his performances the more I began to like him as Krillin. As for Krillin sparing Vegeta in the Ocean Dub. I didn't really like that scene because of the lack of emotion in it. So I went back found a sad track from One Piece that was appropriate and played it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgmD-KxvhOA Start the song at around 2:54 or 2:55 in the beginning of this scene for the Ocean Dub. I thought it was a better fit than the actual music they used.
said at 3:48 PM on Sat Apr 12 2014
@munsonx4 Yeah, you're right, that music was a better fit. Also, the script Ocean had for this scene really sucked a lot of the dramatic tension out of the scene. If Terry Klassen had a more dramatic script for that scene and it hadn't been shortened so much, he probably would have done a lot better.
said at 11:19 PM on Fri Mar 8 2013
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Sonny Strait easily.
said at 5:53 AM on Wed Jan 9 2013
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Sonny Strait ftw
said at 12:50 AM on Thu Oct 4 2012
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My vote is for Terry Klassen. He's got that comical 'down on his luck' performance which suits Krillin to a punch. While Krillin IS the strongest human in DBZ, he's also the underdog of the Z-fighters, the one who gets the bad luck, the one who provides the comical relief (even though most of the characters provide comic relief) and Klassen's higher pitched voice also goes well with showing Krillin's small size.
Sonny Strait I thought just sounded not terrible but too plain.
said at 10:24 AM on Fri Aug 10 2012
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I like Terry Kelassen's Krillin the best!
said at 10:38 AM on Fri Jul 27 2012
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sonny strait all the way.
said at 10:18 PM on Mon Apr 16 2012
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Sonny and Mike were the best by far. Terry was pretty good, but Dan and that unknown voice actor kinda sucked.
said at 4:52 AM on Sun Mar 4 2012
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Sonny Strait's voice makes Krillin both comical and a badass. My vote is for him.
Gutsy Goat
said at 8:45 PM on Tue Dec 27 2011
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Sonny Strait
im sorry but the other actors make krillin sound gay
said at 10:26 AM on Thu Sep 15 2011
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Terry Klassen is the best. Sonny's version sounds like they tried to make Krillin sound tough with a raspier voice.
said at 3:18 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
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Gonna go with Sonny Strait's Kai performance.

said at 4:10 PM on Thu Jun 9 2011
Klassen is THE BEST. Mike is also quite awesome. Sonny is a disgrace. Listen to how he doesn't match the JP voice AT ALL
said at 3:13 PM on Sat Jun 11 2011
@543re One doesn't have to match the JP voice exactly in order to be the best voice for a character. Sonny is the best one here while Klassen is one of the weakest. He overacted most of his lines way, WAY too much.
Gabe Webb
said at 1:07 AM on Thu Feb 2 2012
@543re By that logic then, none of the voices for Goku Gohan or Krillian work since they were all voiced by females. Its kind ignorant to say a voice isnt good because it doesnt match the japanese. The main part of voice acting is Acting, voice is just the secondary part. If it was about matching, then a lot of male anime characters wouldn't be voice by males at all.
said at 1:13 AM on Thu Feb 2 2012
@543re none of them match the japanese, because the original voice for krillin was a woman, just like Goku. if it was all about matching the voice of the original then a lot of dubs would have chicks doing the voice or male characters. And once again I gotta say, NONE of them sound like the original, that includes Klassen. Sonny is best because he got to do the role multiple times over and he got much better. the Kai dub is great, better script and everything. Nostalgia shouldn't be the main judging factor here.
said at 1:33 AM on Sat Apr 16 2011
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There's no contest here: Sonny Strait IS Krillin's US voice. He's the best of the bunch while (aside from the horrible Unknown Voice Actor) Terry Klassen is the weakest.

Also, I'm amused at just how much Dan Gascon sounds like Krillin's voice on DBZ:Abridged.
said at 7:59 AM on Fri Feb 11 2011
purplewarrior (Guest)
said at 12:52 AM on Sat Feb 5 2011
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I meant I "liked" the unknown clip because it was so bad, it's good!
michael (Guest)
said at 5:04 PM on Sat Jan 8 2011
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unknown voice clip is horrid..seriously?
purplewarrior (Guest)
said at 1:57 AM on Sat Jan 1 2011
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Wow! The Unknown clip is one I actually enjoy! lol I've never been so entertained by a AB Groupe dub clip! lol
austinguy (Guest)
said at 1:25 PM on Sat Dec 18 2010
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I really love how they both have the same scene in the comparison. It really shows the difference between the two actors and helps with comparing very closely. I'd go with Sonny, because he sounds a bit more natural.
michaelkelley (Guest)
said at 10:50 AM on Fri Dec 10 2010
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Sonny Strait with ease..the Funimation Dub is KING.
corey (Guest)
said at 6:19 AM on Tue Nov 2 2010
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terry is way better. it sounds more like a real voice. have you heard krillen in the frieza saga (funimation dub)? it sounds terrible
saiyaberry (Guest)
said at 12:18 AM on Tue Oct 5 2010
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spencer (Guest)
said at 1:42 AM on Fri Jan 22 2010
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sonny strait!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 11:53 PM on Tue Jan 5 2010
Dan Gascon (blue water dub for GT) now added!
penguintruth (Guest)
said at 1:09 AM on Sun Dec 13 2009
Neither is that great or that bad. They're both decent. It's too bad the scripting for the show made Kuririn so much lamer than he's supposed to be. I guess I probably prefer Klassen by a little, but I have a feeling that's pure nostalgia.

They both do a fine job, given what they have to work with.
dragonballfan (Guest)
said at 9:55 AM on Thu Nov 5 2009
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I'll go with the majority view which is that Terry Klassan is the best Krillin. Sonny didnt do a good job, Krillin isnt supposed to sound deep. Terry sounds close to the Japanese version, no wonder a huge majority of people prefer the Ocean dub, of course there's a tiny minority who like Sonny's Krillin, your loss to be honest.
voiceactor (Guest)
said at 7:26 PM on Mon Oct 26 2009
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terry klassen is not a bad krillin

but he is a terrible voice actor

i could pick out his voice in a crowd of 2 billion

they gave him ALOT of roles in dbz and they all sound exactly the same
ninjagrape (Guest)
said at 5:13 AM on Sun Oct 4 2009
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I prefer Sonny, Terry sounds waaaay to goofy.
czizzi (Guest)
said at 1:47 PM on Sat Sep 26 2009
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Tough choice. Both are great in the role, IMO. The voice does come more naturally to Terry, though, as sorudo pointed out.
sorudo (Guest)
said at 7:26 AM on Fri Aug 14 2009
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i like terry's voice more, it just fit's more and sounds more natural to the character.
marvelman (Guest)
said at 11:52 PM on Tue Jul 21 2009
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I`m gonn ago with The Majority on this one and say Sonny is The Best because while Krillin`s Comic Relief in Both Dubs,Sonny puts more heart into It to prevent The Character from being relegated strictly to That Role.
jeff (Guest)
said at 11:10 PM on Fri Jul 3 2009
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Sonny Strait IS Krillin. He get's the voice down perfectly. He's also a good Ussop.
wynter (Guest)
said at 12:15 AM on Fri Jul 3 2009
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Sonny Strait hands down! He's the voice i am used to, his voice matches his personality... Sonny strait does it so well! I've always loved Krillins voice job....

Was sonny Strait in Funamation... I cant remember... I think Funamation, becuase its hard to find Ocean Group.. now a days
john (Guest)
said at 12:38 PM on Tue Jun 23 2009
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I prefer Sonny Terry sounds a bit more silly.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:21 PM on Tue Jun 23 2009
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lol, thanks for pointing out the mixup. theyre switched around now :P
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 10:43 AM on Tue Jun 23 2009
btw I think you mixed the voices up. You have Sonny's voice clip with Terry's and Terry's voice clip with Sonny's. :D
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 10:42 AM on Tue Jun 23 2009
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I've gotten use to Sonny Strait even though Terry Klassen voiced him first. Both are fantastic!

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Sonny Strait
Terry Klassen
Dan Gascon
Unknown Voice Actor
Mike Thiessen