Old Supreme Kai
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Old Supreme Kai

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

Long before the events of the series Old Kai was once a young and handsome looking man who was one day fused with an old witch when she took one of the Potara Earrings he was wearing; activating the permanent fusion.

He is the ancestor of the modern day Supreme Kai and also has the useful ability to unlock a being's hidden powers and maximize their full potential. He is one of the most intelligent characters in the series but he is also a very perverted man.
Created by Pokejedservo on Mar 4 2010
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Old Supreme KaiKent Williams
Kent Williams
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
Old Supreme KaiScott McNeil
Scott McNeil
Dragon Ball GT (2003)
Old Supreme KaiSteve Olson
Steve Olson


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said at 10:07 PM on Sat Oct 15 2016
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1. Scott McNeil
2. Kent Williams
3. Steve Olson
said at 1:46 AM on Fri Oct 14 2016
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I guess out of the three Kent Williams is the best here. Scott McNeil overdid it at times but he was still pretty entertaining I suppose. And Steve Olson is just sort of "there" in the role.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:35 PM on Thu Oct 13 2016
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Thing is, if ABGroupe got a chance to dub the series, they would have cast Ed Marcus or Paul Bandey lol.
said at 8:11 PM on Thu Oct 13 2016
@Shaun Ince
I can imagine Ed Marcus speed reading his lines already!
said at 1:32 AM on Fri Oct 14 2016
@Shaun Ince Paul's old man voice would probably be the better fit, although Ed would likely bring more energy.
said at 1:44 AM on Fri Oct 14 2016
@Shaun Ince Also with David Gasman to fill in occasionally like he did with Piccolo!
said at 1:45 AM on Fri Oct 14 2016
@HylianBelmont Funny you should say that, because David can actually do a kind of Mike McFarland Roshi voice.
said at 1:55 AM on Fri Oct 14 2016
@Kioea Really now? That sounds pretty interesting. What character out of curiosity?
said at 2:06 AM on Fri Oct 14 2016
@HylianBelmont Rather appropriately, an old beggar in The Legend of The Prophet and The Assassin.
said at 2:08 AM on Fri Oct 14 2016
@Kioea I shall look that up later on then!
said at 2:11 AM on Fri Oct 14 2016
@HylianBelmont As risk of plugging, use my thread in Who's Voice Is This (page 2 now). It's got the full character breakdown, so you know exactly where to look.
said at 2:18 AM on Fri Oct 14 2016
@Kioea (Xander voice) You have my gratitude!
Shaun Ince
said at 9:52 PM on Sat Oct 15 2016
@HylianBelmont And then have Doug Rand to round it all off. Then we'd have every male VA that was a part of that dub voicing ine character. We saw how it was in the Sansho compare with 3/4 male VA's voicing him.
said at 11:14 PM on Sat Oct 15 2016
@Shaun Ince I remember the Sansho voice compare vividly! You had the "English-speaking voice actors living in France" dream team right there!
said at 11:18 PM on Sat Oct 15 2016
@Kioea I just listened to his voice there, and it actually was pretty damn similar to Mike's voice! He'd be interesting to hear as Master Roshi IMO.
said at 11:45 AM on Sun Oct 16 2016
@HylianBelmont The laugh he does is just hysterical.
said at 11:48 AM on Sun Oct 16 2016
@Kioea Can't disagree with you there!
said at 7:50 PM on Mon Oct 17 2016
@Shaun Ince I can hear his Yoda voice in my head already, good lord.
said at 7:50 PM on Mon Oct 17 2016
@Metabad I mean GOOD LORD, IT'S GOD!
said at 7:54 PM on Mon Oct 17 2016
@Kioea I also just realized, if they ever did decide to get David to voice Roshi, he'd be the third guy to play both Goku and Roshi.
said at 2:05 AM on Tue Oct 18 2016
@Metabad Fourth, actually. Dave Bridges voiced both in the Animax dub (although we've yet to hear his takes).
said at 2:17 PM on Thu Oct 13 2016
Kent Williams for me: he manages to sound otherworldly, wise, and aged at the same time, but without coming across as generic, and can do comedic scenes well to boot.

Scott McNeil is fitting, but his performance is very bland by comparison, it just sounds like a generic crotchety older man rather than a wise one like a Kai.

Steve Olson is by far the most dull, bland, and generic of the group, though.
said at 1:05 AM on Fri Mar 18 2016
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Abe Simpson or not, I'm going with Scott. His voice and inflections make me laugh more and this character is largely there for comedic effect anyway so there's really no harm in making it over the top and kooky.
said at 4:03 PM on Sat Feb 27 2016
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Kent Williams definitely fits Old Supreme Kai best, as Galactic_Cyrus best puts it that since he fused with an witch, he does actually sound like a witch with his old high pitch voice and doing that cackle. It's a pretty good example of the range he's rather capable of. I do get the sense that he is a wise and goofy old man with this performance.

Scott McNeil is somewhat enjoyable in the role but ultimately he just sounds way too crotchety and senile, pretty much as Shaun Ice puts it as he's channelling Grampa Abe Simpson. I'm surprised Michael Dobson didn't voice him hear, he could have done a voice similar to his Breakdown or his Saya.

Steve Olson does come off way more intelligent and wise sounding than Scott's take but he sounds rather generic and bland.

I have to give it to Kent as he easily gives the most well rounded performance here.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:01 AM on Tue Aug 11 2015
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Kent Williams is the best here. Scott Mcneil here sounds like he's channeling Dan Castalaneta.'s Abe Simspon. It sounds kinda weird but hilarious. Steve Olson is just so bland.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:10 AM on Wed May 14 2014
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Kent Williams was really fun in the role. Just listen to that cackle.
said at 9:06 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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Kent Williams take matches the character's back story (a Supreme Kai fused with an old witch) perfectly. Just listen to that high voice and cackle. Scott McNeil is a generic senile old man voice, and Steve Olson sounds really bland.
said at 6:27 PM on Thu Jun 6 2013
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Scott McNeil sounds like a generic crotchety old fart, Kent Williams is much more unique and enjoyable enjoyable. It also shows that Kent Williams has some good range when a lot of his roles are typically the same voice with different attitudes. (Can someone please delete my first comment? I hit the freaking enter key.)
said at 4:01 PM on Tue Jun 18 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy You can tell it's his Tao but he successfully got rid of the pure evil killer aspect and sounded stern but silly.
said at 3:10 PM on Sat Aug 9 2014
Yeah, you're pretty much spot on about this comparison: Scott sounds like any generic old man you can find in this role, and Kent Williams is far more distinct and unique while also sounding aged and wised, and he's the best fit for Old Supreme Kai.

As for Steve Olson, he screams "this is a voice-over" and just sounds generic like he's reading off his lines here: it's not bad, but it doesn't fit this character.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:03 PM on Mon Sep 14 2015
@Savate I can't help, but hear Abe Simpson from the Simpsons when Scott is speaking XD!
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said at 6:42 PM on Sat Mar 12 2011
I like Scott most because he sounded most like an old man. Probably one of the few times I prefer one of Ocean dub's voices.
said at 5:17 PM on Fri Mar 5 2010
Personally I thought all 3 of them did well for this role. Granted for slightly different reasons of course but still...
said at 4:52 PM on Fri Mar 5 2010
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Kent Williams definitely put the most character into his performance!
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Who do you think has been the best from these Old Supreme Kai voice actors?
Kent Williams
Scott McNeil
Steve Olson
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