Piccolo
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Piccolo

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


Created by Pokejedservo on Aug 6 2009
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
PiccoloScott McNeil
Scott McNeil
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
PiccoloChristopher Sabat
Christopher Sabat
Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1997)
PiccoloDavid Gasman
David Gasman
Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout (1997)
PiccoloDaniel Woren
Daniel Woren
Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might (1998)
PiccoloPaul Bandey
Paul Bandey
Dragon Ball GT (2003)
PiccoloEthan Cole
Ethan Cole

EDITOR'S OPINION

Ah Piccolo the Strongest Namekian, Quite possibly more of a father to Gohan than Goku was and one of the smarter tacticians amongst the Z fighters. He may not have the absolute prominence in battles that the Super Saiyans have but he is closer to it than most of the other Z fighters do. I suppose that does sound a rather bit fanboyish but still here is his Voice Compare!

Ever since the FUNi/Saban dub of DBZ we have VA Scott McNeil to voice Piccolo. And speaking of which Scott McNeil's voice-work of Piccolo is one of the reasons why he is such a fan favorite, and while Beast Wars is what REALLY got me into becoming a fan of his I can definitely see why his Piccolo voice-work is so renowned. Seriously I have always enjoyed Scott McNeil's Piccolo handiwork and it was at least definitely some of his best work on DBZ. (And that hilarious "I'm a Cucumber" song that Scott McNeil did in his Piccolo voice is also quite the fan favorite, even though Scott himself is getting a little tired of it but still.)

Though in 1997 Bandai tried to cash in on DBZ's popularity by releasing Dragon Ball GT Final Bout on the PS1 and surprisingly enough they used Californian Voice Talent for it. Now don't get me wrong that idea itself is by no means a bad one but they didn't exactly use that idea all that well. Granted Bandai was pretty new at doing English dubs at the time and it showed, anyways he was voiced by Daniel "Byakuya/Roy Fokker" Woren. And to be honest this didn't come out all that well as Dan's voice was a bit too high for Piccolo. Now I am not calling Dan Woren a bad VA, however I think I might actually blame the Voice Direction on this one as at least I know he could've made his voice deeper. Overall Dan Woren's voicework as Piccolo was not the worst in that game but it certainly wasn't the best. Though Bandai could have done better in this regard all things considered when it came to who should voice Piccolo. (Now when it comes to Californian Anime Dub VA talent Richard Epcar would be a great choice for Piccolo but that's another story.)

However in the late 90's after when FUNimation severed their ties with Saban and made their own in-house studio Chris Sabat has been voicing him since. Now I admit I am one of the fans whom was a bit iffy lets just say about the Voice change at first. (Well Chris was quite the newbie back then and some of the rather questionable lines he got didn't help either.) However as I have been watching the series more & more Chris Sabat's Piccolo voice started to grow on me. Oh sure I admit its still not my favorite Piccolo voice but Chris Sabat definitely made the role his own and became a genuinely good VA for Piccolo in his own right.

And last and kind of the least in the Blue Water dub of DBGT we have Ethan Cole voicing Piccolo and how do I put this nicely? Lets just say its not all that fitting, granted his acting is fairly decent but lets just say I seriously deem Ethan Cole miscast as Piccolo. After all Ethan Cole's Piccolo voice sounded like he tried way too hard to give Piccolo a deep voice but it just comes off as kind of awkward to me.

So overall my choices for Piccolo is easily Scott McNeil with Chris Sabat at a close second while the other two are pretty much dead last.

Pokejedservo

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Zillah
said at 12:09 PM on Fri May 27 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
To be honest, I'd say Chris and Scott are about evenly matched at this point.
GreenGoblin75
said at 1:55 PM on Tue Mar 8 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
1. Christopher Sabat (Kai)
2. Scott McNeil
3. Christopher Sabat (Z)
4. Paul Bandey
5. David Gasman
6. Daniel Woren
7. Ethan Cole
Miscast
said at 1:42 AM on Fri Feb 26 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
David Gasman = Pirate Piccolo

Paul Bandey = Dumbledore Piccolo
PokeDude011
said at 2:50 PM on Thu Mar 3 2016
@Miscast "Let that wizard alone."
Dr.Who
said at 5:13 PM on Sat Feb 20 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
David Gasman has a nice voice that with work, could fit nicely for Piccolo, but his delivery is really silly, like with, "You're right, strip down ready for a fight, we have to use every trick in the book, if we're ever gonna beat this monsta." Of course, this is the Big Green dub, so nothing about goofy OTT delivery and acting should be surprising at this point, though.
Marusero
said at 5:10 PM on Sat Feb 20 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Christopher Sabat, 'nuff said.
Rutherspringsman
said at 5:01 PM on Sat Feb 20 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Scott's pretty awesome as Piccolo, but Chris Sabat is doing pretty great, though. Kudos to Scott McNeil and Chris Sabat.
Shaun Ince
said at 1:25 PM on Sat Feb 20 2016
 6 Shout Outs!
David Gassman has a fitting voice for Piccolo but the acting could use some polishing.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:54 PM on Fri Feb 19 2016
 6 Shout Outs!
David Gasman doesn't sound too bad. His voice itself is fairly fitting if a bit uneven. If not for the fast delivery and he worked on the voice a bit he could be quite good possibly.
pete
said at 9:59 PM on Fri Feb 19 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Is it me or would Daniel be better as Nail?
EchoExe
said at 7:48 PM on Fri Feb 19 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Scott McNeil for sure. He actually sounds fitting- yet natural...Christopher Sabat sounds too forced in my opinion.... :/
Zillah
said at 7:59 PM on Fri Feb 19 2016
@EchoExe Chris was much better in the Kai dub though (and onwards).
Zillah
said at 7:17 PM on Fri Feb 19 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
David's voice actually sounds really cool, though his delivery could stand to sound more natural (a lot more), though considering it's the big green dub... yeah...
HienFan
said at 5:32 PM on Fri Feb 19 2016
David is alright I'll tie him with Scott McNeil
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:09 PM on Fri Feb 19 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
David Gasman has a pretty cool voice and is more energetic than Paul, although he also comes off as pretty unnatural at times.
Autovolt
said at 2:00 PM on Sat Jan 9 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
Another tough one, Christopher Sabat or Scott McNeil? Both badass VA's playing a badass character like Piccolo.

OK I'll admit Sabat wasn't great originally, he was too forced with his gruffness trying to hard to emulate Scott McNeil but he improved over time and eventually settled into a deep more natural type of voice. From Kai and On. he is perfect in the role and now the voice I first think of for Piccolo.

Scott McNeil was fantastic in the Ocean dub, he had a perfectly fitting gruff voice, he does sound like the offspring of a demon with that kind of voice. I really enjoyed Scott in the Ocean dub of The Dead Zone in particular. He was one of the standouts of the dub from the movie. I'm glad he's coming back to voice Piccolo, I really want to see what he can do now.

Paul Bandey is my third favourite, the acting isn't that great but the voice is appropriate and oddly fitting for the role. LET THAT CHILD ALONE! is friggin wonderful.

I really don't care for Dan Woren or Ethan Cole in the role, neither really sound fitting in my books.

I think my vote will go to Christopher Sabat...for now, unless Scott McNeil manages to one up him again. Seriously it's a close one.
Autovolt
said at 4:46 AM on Wed Feb 24 2016
Oh hey there were two Big Greens in the Big Green dub?

David Gasman like Paul Bandey is actually rather fitting sounding as Piccolo.

Also I can't help but think Gasman reminds me a bit of Scott McNeil and Bandey reminds me more of Christopher Sabat.

Though of the two I prefer Paul Bandey.
Kioea
said at 1:12 PM on Thu Dec 3 2015
 1 Shout Out!
New order:

1. Scott McNeil
2. Chris Sabat
3. Daniel Woren
4. Paul Bandey
5. Ethan Cole
6. Philippine Dub VA
7. Speedy Dub VA
Dr.Who
said at 1:16 PM on Mon Nov 30 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Surprisingly, I actually think Paul Bandey's Piccolo is pretty decent, like The Doctor said he could've worked with better direction.
HienFan
said at 7:43 PM on Fri Nov 27 2015
I wonder how Scott would sound when Ocean Kai comes out, Chris certainly got less lung cancer sounding by then
1 Chris Sabat
2 Ethan Cole
3 Dan Worren
4 Scott McNeil
5 Big Green
6 Speedy
The Doctor
said at 11:00 AM on Wed Nov 25 2015
 7 Shout Outs!
Paul Bandey probably could work, if he had better script and direction.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:42 AM on Wed Nov 25 2015
 14 Shout Outs!
(People give so much flak to the "let that child alone" but grammatically it IS actually correct English... pretty archaic though)
Metabad
said at 10:26 AM on Wed Nov 25 2015
@NCZ Let me alone!
Shaun Ince
said at 11:30 AM on Wed Nov 25 2015
@NCZ I guess you have a point. But the deadpan delivery of the line just makes it funny to where you just can't hate it. That's how I feel about it at least.
Kioea
said at 6:33 AM on Thu Nov 26 2015
@NCZ Now that you mention it, I think that, in the manga at least, Piccolo has a very archaic way of talking.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:28 AM on Thu Nov 26 2015
@Kioea I think I remember that. That'd make sense actually since as Piccolo Daimao he was thousands (?) of years old. It's an interesting direction to take him in.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 11:08 AM on Thu Nov 26 2015
@NCZ Piccolo is about five hundred years old if you count the time before he split from Kami.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:05 PM on Fri Nov 27 2015
@Nightmare Crusher Oh yeah, I forgot about him and Kami being the same person. That sure was a plot point.

That moment when I reread my comment again and notice I accidentally a word, therefore meaning I'm the one with bad grammar all along...
Zillah
said at 8:07 AM on Wed Nov 25 2015
 10 Shout Outs!
WAH! IT'S BIG GREEN!
Shaun Ince
said at 8:03 AM on Wed Nov 25 2015
 6 Shout Outs!
"LET THAT CHILD ALONE". By far the funniest line in the Big Green/ABGroupe dub of the movie. It's practically meme worthy. I'd put him above Ethan Cole & Dan Woren.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:05 AM on Wed Nov 25 2015
 7 Shout Outs!
Paul Bandey could have been alright were it not for the abominable script of the Big Green dub. I feel like I have and will continue to say that a lot actually.

New Order

1. Chris Sabat
2. Scott McNeil
3. Paul Bandey
4. Dan Woren
5. Ethan Cole
Ghosty404
said at 4:42 AM on Wed Nov 25 2015
 4 Shout Outs!
Oh hey, it's Big Green.
HylianBelmont
said at 1:04 AM on Wed Nov 25 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
Paul Bandey OWNS the role of Big Green.
HienFan
said at 12:48 AM on Wed Nov 25 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
I AM BIG GREEN
And I sound weird
Polyester Funk
said at 12:28 AM on Wed Nov 25 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Paul's voice itself is kinda cool, but other than that...oy

The dialogue doesn't do any favors and he does sound somewhat old.
Metabad
said at 11:16 PM on Tue Nov 24 2015
 6 Shout Outs!
AH, IT'S BIG GREEN!

LET THAT CHILD ALONE!
whyofbladez
said at 12:22 AM on Sat Nov 14 2015
 6 Shout Outs!
I may prefer the FUNimation dub, but I really love Scott McNeil's voice; he pulls off the most awesome villainous voice.
Dr.Who
said at 12:22 PM on Sun Nov 15 2015
@whyofbladez
Yeah, this, while also being able to sell the kinder part of the character.
SmartyBoyboy
said at 6:14 AM on Thu Nov 5 2015
1. Chris Sabat
2. Scott McNeil
3. Dan Woren
4. Ethan Cole
5. Paul Bandey
6. Speedy dub VA(s)
HylianBelmont
said at 11:12 AM on Fri Oct 30 2015
 6 Shout Outs!
If this was before Kai then I would have voted for McNeil. because Sabat's Z performance was way too forced and over the top, but Sabat's Kai performance wins this IMO.
He sounds intimidating, intelligent, and kind when Piccolo becomes good later on in the series and he sounds completely natural in the role too, the other two are miscast but they did well enough with what they had to work with.
Dr.Who
said at 1:17 PM on Thu Sep 17 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
I completely agree with Kioea's ranking, though I will say Sabat has come quite a ways from...the WWE wrestler impression he did before to where his Piccolo is know, though I personally think Sabat still falters in places requiring more emotion and is a little generic at times.

McNeil was truly great in the role, and I think he nailed it: he captured both the evil, menacing Piccolo and the good, kinder Piccolo well while also having a sharp edge to his acting in the role.
Dr.Who
said at 1:18 PM on Thu Sep 17 2015
@Dr.Who
now, sorry, not know
Kioea
said at 6:43 AM on Wed May 20 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Well, it wasn't easy, but after some thought, I've decided to rank them as follows:

1. Scott McNeil
2. Chris Sabat
3. Daniel Woren
4. Ethan Cole
5. "Big Green" VA (Yes, I know he's not here, but I just couldn't resist)
HienFan
said at 1:22 AM on Sun Jul 19 2015
@Kioea He miiight appear in an update
HienFan
said at 1:22 AM on Sun Jul 19 2015
@Kioea Also weird you shouted me out for Android 17 when I don't even really like Ted's version
Kioea
said at 1:50 AM on Sun Jul 19 2015
@HienFan It was for the first part, where you said the Big Green voice was silly. I agree that, whoever you happen to dislike, he makes them look good.
HienFan
said at 10:35 PM on Thu Jul 23 2015
@Kioea Now that I hear more of Ocean Z, Ted is actually decent, however my order stays

I have not looked up the entire Big Green but since almost everyone else is poor, I'm not surprised if Picollo/Big Green is poor in the namesake that gave him that silly name

And ironically that might actually make me put Scott one place above someone
Kioea
said at 8:34 AM on Fri Jul 24 2015
@HienFan Well, given that we now know who he is, you may well get your chance.
HienFan
said at 2:48 AM on Sun Dec 13 2015
@Kioea And I did haw haw haw
BlueScarabGuy
said at 1:42 PM on Mon May 11 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
It's very clearly KAI'S VERSION of Chris Sabat. His original Z interpretation was REALLY silly and over the top, but his Kai version is spot-on, and I couldn't imagine it any other way.
Kioea
said at 5:15 AM on Thu Apr 30 2015
Hmmm... difficult. If I were judging on 2003 criteria, Scott would be the clear winner. Now, though... I'm not so sure.
Bauglir100
said at 4:40 PM on Sat Mar 28 2015
Hang on, why did someone delete my previous comment? It was a legitimate question: When will the actor from the Big Green dub be added to this VC? I mean, Goku's VC has the Big Green actor in it, so why not "Big Green" himself?
Kioea
said at 2:50 AM on Tue Jul 7 2015
@Bauglir100 They've stopped adding Big Green voices (and Malaysian dub, come to that) as there's almost no chance of finding out who those actors are.
Kioea
said at 1:46 AM on Tue Jul 21 2015
@Bauglir100 Actually, all this has changed, so you may well get your wish.
Bookman230
said at 11:03 PM on Sun Mar 22 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
It's true, McNiel really does have the most demonic voice. But honestly, I find that more pertinent in King Piccolo discussions, where the character is pure evil. The point and depth of Piccolo is that he becomes more than that; along the way, he becomes caring, loyal, affectionate, all under a gruff exterior. And Sabat delivers on that in spades. And at least from this clip, I'm not sure how the voice McNeil uses would work for the tenderness required with scenes with Gohan, for example.
Kioea
said at 9:10 AM on Sat Apr 18 2015
@Bookman230 It works pretty well, actually. Scott's pretty good at projecting those kind of nuances.
Bookman230
said at 11:57 PM on Sun Nov 15 2015
@Kioea Di you or anyone else have a link to one of his kinder scenes? I'd love to hear it
Kioea
said at 7:41 AM on Mon Nov 16 2015
@Bookman230 Here's his sacrifice for Gohan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qShWep1UhP4
SteelEthlan
said at 12:16 PM on Sun Mar 22 2015
 1 Shout Out!
After i hear Piccolo from Dragon Ball Xenoverse (XV) he sounds clearly unique right now more diverse from his voices of Yamcha, Vegeta, Shenron, etc. And for votes i had to take is:

#1) Chris Sabat

#2) Scott McNeil

#3) Ethan Cole

#4) Daniel Woren
FMAlchemistfan01
said at 2:25 PM on Mon Mar 9 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
somebody posted this comment to youtube:

[Sabat's Piccolo sounds like a pro-wrestler trying to emphasis how big he is. McNeil sounds like a demon king that'd rip someones head off in an alleyway.]

i agree
HienFan
said at 9:06 PM on Wed Mar 26 2014
 1 Shout Out!
I have the Ultimate Budokai game and Chris Sabat sounds a lot better there than in this clip
1 Chris
2 Ethan
3 Dan
4 Scott
BlankSlate
said at 11:21 AM on Mon Feb 17 2014
Scott sounds too breathy, and Chris shouts every line. I'm going with Chris.
GothamRed
said at 11:31 AM on Mon Feb 17 2014
@BlankSlate He stopped doing that in Kai and he uses something closer to his Zoro voice now.
BlankSlate
said at 1:26 PM on Tue Apr 1 2014
@GothamRed I get that now.

First impressions are tough; that's why I come off sounding like such a NEEEEEEEEEEEERD!
MicroPhoneBass
said at 12:17 PM on Thu Dec 19 2013
I think Chris' Z-Piccolo sounds better generally, to me by the end of Z it came off as a more practiced, cleaner version of Scott's Piccolo. I grew up with Scott but kinda don't feel like he did the best job consistantly. He had his ups and downs but did have a prime as well and that was in the sayian saga.

Id choose scott only because his slightly higher pitch sounded better and closer to the Japanese version.

However Piccolo's Kai voice from Chris really dropped the ball for me. In Kai he sounds rather underwhelming. People will argue the throatiness of Sabat's original voice wasnt good for piccolo at all but I disagree. In Kai Piccolo sounds real flat in his monotoned change and often just bored when he talks.

Considering that voice is drastically different from his original I think it should have its own audio clip.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:37 AM on Wed Jan 15 2014
@MicroPhoneBass I already expressed my opinion that Chris is not monotone in Kai below, but aside from that, I feel that Chris' Piccolo voice being much cleaner helps differentiate the voice from his King Piccolo and helps separate Piccolo and his father as being different people despite the fact that they are in essence the same being.

I respect your opinion though, I just wanted to give my thoughts on the throatiness thing you brought up.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 5:00 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
 11 Shout Outs!
1. Scott McNeil - His deep, rough voice is just EPIC and the performance really made Piccolo sound demonic, tough, intelligent, and even affectionate. I just don't think his awesomeness can ever be matched when it comes to this character.
2. Chris Sabat - Was a big step down from Scott for the rest of the series proper's dub. In the uncut redub of the first two sagas, the Kai dub, and video games, he vastly improved and now is an equally great fit for the character.
3. Daniel Woren - The pitch is the biggest problem here. That, and flat acting, just like everyone in that game.
4. Ethan Cole - No. That is not Piccolo. At all.
BCHolbrook
said at 8:06 PM on Thu Sep 26 2013
I seem to be the only one who likes Daniel Woren's voice. It fits Piccolo more than the others does to me, because it's not all gruff and scratchy. :P

Scott Mcneil's voice wasn't really "fitting" per say, but it was REALLY freaking cool sounding. :D

At first I really hated Chris Sabat's voice, but he's really improved over the years, especially in Kai. His voice is smoother and calmer now and not all monstrous like he was when he first started voicing him.

I like how Ethan Cole's voice sounds, but the acting is really off. :P
OldSchoolFTW
said at 2:30 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
 1 Shout Out!
One of the few times I gotta go with the Ocean Dub. Chris Sabat has never been that great as Piccolo. It's not one of his better roles.

I remember how horrid he was in the 1999 FUNimation dub of DBZ: "Yes! Yes! Yes! I can win: I feel GREAT! I. CAN. DO. THIS. Urrreeeahh." He always sounded perpetually irritated and angry at the world, and even though I grew up with Chris, I must say Scott won me over as I watched the Ocean Dub.

You can tell Scott put his whole soul into that performance, whereas Chris never really fit the character until DBZ Kai's dub. Now, Piccolo sounds bored silly out of his mind. Scott had the right voice, superb acting, and was all around best suited for Piccolo.

Chris is a decent second but not in Scott's league. Daniel Woren is a decent third but rather flat. Last place goes to Ethan Cole: I don't know what this is supposed to be, but it doesn't work.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 5:02 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@OldSchoolFTW Disagree about Sabat as Piccolo. I think he's done great as the character in everything past the dub of the original show. I don't think he sounds bored, he just changed the voice and performance up a little bit.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 6:44 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus
I see your point. My problem with Sabat's Piccolo is that while Chris has vastly improved from the good old original DBZ dub days, he tends to lapse into a sort of bored and monotone voice at times in the Kai dub. Sure, I definitely liked Chris' Kai dub version of Piccolo, but I feel like McNeil got all aspects of Piccolo down pat and nailed it.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 9:09 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@OldSchoolFTW Yeah, I prefer Sabat's performance in the Vegeta saga redub. In Kai, he kind of changed the voice to be more like his Garland voice from Dissidia: FF. I agree that Scott McNeil is the perfect Piccolo.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 4:41 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013
@OldSchoolFTW I also have to say I disagree with this. To me, he just plays Piccolo as a little more calmly and in control. I don't know, maybe I just need to watch Kai again and I'll hear some of what you're hearing, but I always saw those moments as stoic instead of monotone.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 4:19 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
I don't know much about Scott McNeil's Piccolo, but he sounds pretty good. His delivery seems slightly uneven in places, but he captures Piccolo's confidence and intimidating qualities pretty well. Chris in the role up until Kai was fairly good, but as you can hear his voice was so rough he sounded like some angry ogre.

However, by the mid 2000s he had gotten very good at acting as Piccolo, only real problem was how rough he still sounded pretty rough in places. In Kai however (like his Vegeta voice) he's nearly perfected it. He makes Piccolo sound a little more brutish than the Japanese, (like with Vegeta) but the roughness is gone and he sounds just great.

I also think it's awesome how he can now voice both Vegeta and Piccolo and the only time their voices sound very similar is when they're screaming or whispering.

Chris is my favorite for the character and probably always will be, but I bet Scott will still knock it out of the park once the Ocean Kai dub comes out.
AJW98productions
said at 5:03 AM on Sun Jul 28 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I never remember reading anything about an Ocean Studios dub of Kai.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:10 PM on Sun Jul 28 2013
@AJW98productions Here's Scott McNeil himself talking about it. Why this dub isn't out yet, I have no idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugV6Y-gpejQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UDd7vJkfVE
AJW98productions
said at 6:40 AM on Mon Jul 29 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Thank you I shall check the links soon.
PusoPimp
said at 10:21 PM on Fri Mar 22 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
This is a pretty tough one. Chris Sabat has become an old pro with Piccolo over the years. However....I think the fact that at first he seemed to try to emulate Scott McNeil a lot was a bit of a put off. Even in the re-dubbed version that seems to be the case oddly enough. I could say the same thing about his Vegeta, but I digress. Scott McNeil sounded TOTALLY BADASS as Piccolo. I wish they released more of the Ocean Dub in the US than they did. Of coarse the whole Dub was pretty hit and miss. Still....I may go with McNeil here.
Damolisher
said at 2:59 AM on Mon Feb 18 2013
Dan Woren's sounds like a really bad Jack Nicholson impersonation.
fightmusic94
said at 12:45 AM on Tue Feb 5 2013
Christopher Sabat!
Hakaman
said at 9:47 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
Before i even clicked on piccolo i knew it would be Christopher sabat.
RyanRules95
said at 5:54 AM on Wed Jan 9 2013
Christopher Sabat no arguments
Edork42
said at 1:11 PM on Wed Oct 3 2012
 7 Shout Outs!
I may have grew up with Chris's voice, but Scott is my favorite. He sounds real and engaging, like a really deep guy. Chris on the other hand was too gruff, his acting wasnt that great, and he always sounded like he was constipated.
Torak
said at 3:22 PM on Tue Aug 14 2012
Chris Sabat sounds more-so like a demon than Scott, so he gets my vote.

Scott was pretty good as well, he actually sounds like an eviler Piccolo, it is fitting considering Piccolo was once Goku's enemy.

Other two are horrible and completely missed the mark for me.
pete
said at 3:46 PM on Fri Nov 9 2012
@Torak Daniel Woren was cast as the wrong Namek if he played Nail or someone else it might work.
Cat_Z
said at 12:33 AM on Mon Jul 16 2012
Chris Sabat's Piccolo (from Z) will always be the best to me.
The thing about Kai is that everyone from the original dub changed how they voiced their character. Funimation tried to make the lines and character personalities in Kai as close to the manga as possible.
Kai just isn't the same as the original. In my opinion, I don't think that thats a good thing.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 1:17 AM on Mon Jul 16 2012
@Cat_Z Ummm, the manga IS the original; in fact, faithfulness to the manga is the whole point of the Kai show, especially since the first anime has a horrid reputation for endless powering-up and inaction scenes and a whole lot of yelling.
Cat_Z
said at 11:43 PM on Mon Jul 16 2012
@CatsTuxedo Yes, I realize the manga is the original. Duh.
I meant the original Funimation anime dub. They fixed the mistakes in Kai.
If you look at the manga its not all fighting. There's plot build up.
The original version of the anime had a much better story line than Kai did.
In the end Kai got very poor reviews.
Fulgore2005
said at 3:18 AM on Fri Jul 20 2012
@Cat_Z Agreed as well. It's too bad that Kid Trunks' "Writing on the wall" quote was used by Frieza when they could have used better lines for that scene. But that is entirly my opinion.
Cat_Z
said at 11:47 PM on Fri Jul 20 2012
@Fulgore2005 Thats exactly what I said in a comment on the Frieza voice compare. Lol. I love the Dragon Ball series. I didnt get into Kai. Yeah, it was cool at first, but once the show got to the Namek saga, it started going down hill.
Fulgore2005
said at 4:24 AM on Sat Jul 21 2012
@Cat_Z Really? Never knew that lol. Anyways, I liked Kai from the beginning too. But after Captain Ginyu's defeat, it just didn't grab me the same way the original anime did.
Cat_Z
said at 12:45 AM on Sun Jul 22 2012
@JSD Exactly. I feel as though I dont really hate the show, its just it didnt turn out like a I expected it to be a little more similar to the greatest action anime of the late 90s and early 2000s.... A lot of crazy stuff went on before and during the Funimation dubbing of Kai.
When I saw what they did to Android 18 in Kai, not just her voice (eessshhh. 18's english Kai voice did NOT suite her), but her personality... I was shocked. I read the manga and watched the original Japanese dub of the show... and 18 is not that... uhmm.. girly.
Cat_Z
said at 12:48 AM on Sun Jul 22 2012
@Fulgore2005 I didnt see the beginning of the original Funi dub, I didnt even know it was on. But one day after school at 3:30 I watched an episode in the Frieza saga. And from that episode on, I watched it since. At this point Ive seen every episode, movie, and TV special.
The Funimation voice cast of Kai was excited to the get the show because they knew how popular their original dub was, but I really think they expected too much of the themselves for the show. I remember watching a Kai panel on youtube, and Chris Sabat was talking about how excited he was and that hes happy its more correct to the manga and whatnot.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:36 PM on Mon Nov 5 2012
@Fulgore2005 Writing on the wall is a general expression. It's not something they thought of specifically for the show. That's like saying Darth Vader owns the word no after Revenge of the Sith.
Fulgore2005
said at 5:07 PM on Mon Nov 5 2012
@Nightmare Crusher Oh, perhaps that was poorly-phrased.

To correct myself, I personally wasn't sure what to make of the dialogue at times. You do have a point tof the general expression though.
dbret12
said at 4:32 AM on Sat Jun 16 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
Chris Sabat's voice was good, but Scott McNeil really is pretty good as Piccolo too. So I like both actors voices for him.
TommyBNSF
said at 11:20 PM on Mon Apr 23 2012
 1 Shout Out!
Chris Sabat is the best overall, however, Scott McNeil is great as Piccolo when he was evil.
YamiFangirlQueen
said at 11:06 PM on Tue Mar 27 2012
 1 Shout Out!
I still perfer Scott McNeil as Piccolo but I like Chris Sabet as Piccolo
MalikShahrozAwan
said at 1:10 AM on Thu Mar 8 2012
Chris Sabat (Z)
Chris Sabat (KAI)
Scott Mcneil
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:47 PM on Mon Jan 30 2012
 8 Shout Outs!
1. Chris Sabat(Kai): He finally got it right here, much better.
2. Scott Mcneil: Very gruff and very good.
3.Chris Sabat(Z): He always, and I mean ALWAYS sounded constipated.
4. Daniel Woren: Very bland, like the rest of the acting in that game.
5. Ethan Cole: Oh wow, that clip sounded terrible.
cardboardwalk
said at 9:54 PM on Fri Feb 24 2012
@Nightmare Crusher I was thinking the same thing for 1-3! I mean Sabats original Piccolo voice sounded really forced!
Gutsy Goat
said at 8:43 PM on Tue Dec 27 2011
Christopher Sabat
makes piccolo sound evil and his voice fits perfectly
the others have feminen piccolo voices or they just sound strange
Kylmar
said at 1:45 AM on Tue Dec 20 2011
Sabat and McNeil are both great, but I grew up with McNeil so he gets my vote.
Weirdperson31
said at 10:20 PM on Sat Dec 3 2011
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I like both Sabat and McNeil. In fact, I kind of like McNeil a little more. Can't put my finger on why, but his sounds a little better somehow.
voiceactorfan
said at 6:47 PM on Sat Nov 26 2011
chris is best
Mr.Black
said at 10:45 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
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I think it depends on what side of piccolo. If its his evil side then McNeil, his good side then Chris.
NitroEX
said at 11:37 AM on Thu Sep 15 2011
 1 Shout Out!
McNiel's Piccolo is better. Chris Sabat's just sounds too similar to his Vegeta and both (his Piccolo & Vegeta) sound a little too forced in my opinion.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 3:15 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
Gonna go with Chris Sabat's Kai performance. Scott in second. Dan Woren kinda sounds like the Japanese VA. o_O
atlien
said at 10:16 PM on Thu Jun 30 2011
Chris Sabat.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:49 PM on Fri May 6 2011
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I'm biased with DBZ dubs because I grew up with the FUni dub and most of the games are Funi. THat being said Scott does do a really good job and I'm having a hard time picking. I must mention though that I can't bring myself to hate Daniel's voice, it's not perfect but I don't hate it.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 1:36 AM on Sat Apr 16 2011
 2 Shout Outs!
Scott McNeil and Chris Sabat tie: they're both perfect fits. Daniel Coren was miscast and Ethan Cole flat out sucked.
pete
said at 7:00 PM on Sat Mar 5 2011
Daniel Coren's voice isn't that bad it hjust doesn't fit Piccolo. Nail or some other Namek is another story.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:57 PM on Sat Jan 29 2011
 1 Shout Out!
It's all just opinion, like how you think Scott is better. The poll reflects most people's opinion, and it would seem more people believe Chris Sabat is better (there are a few reasons; he voiced the character longer, he's more prominent, or they just plain like the voice better).
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 7:30 PM on Tue Jan 25 2011
See his profile page his Kai clip is there
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 3:23 PM on Fri Aug 7 2009
Scott McNeil and Chris Sabat are definitely the best of the bunch. :)
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