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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Vegeta with sound clips and images.
Vegeta is the prince of all Saiyans and is a constant rival of Goku throughout the series. He was once a major villain and served under Frieza but over the course of the series became a better person. He is the husband of Bulma and father of Trunks and Bulla. He is also one of the most powerful fighters on Earth and in the Universe.

In the English dub of the Dragon Ball Z anime by Saban and Funimation Vegeta was first voiced by Ocean Group voice actor Brian Drummond.

When Saban parted ways with Funimation the role was recast and Chris Sabat voiced Vegeta from the Ginyu saga to the end of the series. Sabat also re-dubbed the episodes originally voiced by Brian Drummond and also voices Vegeta in the Funimation version of Dragon Ball GT and the anime films. Chris Sabat reprises Vegeta for Dragon Ball Z Kai.

Brian Drummond would still continue to voice Vegeta in the Ocean Group dub of the series for Canadian and European broadcasts.

In the Blue Water dub of the Dragon Ball GT Vegeta was voiced by Roger Rhodes.

For the 1997 video game Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout Vegeta was voiced by Milton James.

Vegeta was also voiced by an Unknown Voice Actor in a Malaysian English dub of DBZ Movie 12.
Created by Foxwolf on Sat Apr 4 2009, 125 Comments, Add Comment
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Dragon Ball Z (1996)
VegetaBrian Drummond
Brian Drummond
Dragon Ball Z (1996)
VegetaChristopher Sabat
Christopher Sabat
Dragon Ball GT (2003)
VegetaRoger Rhodes
Roger Rhodes
Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout (1997)
VegetaMilton James
Milton James
Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn (2006)
VegetaUnknown Voice Actor
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Zillah
said at 9:23 AM on Fri Feb 28 2014
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I still can't decide whether to vote for Drummond or Sabat here.
Aussieroth
said at 4:31 PM on Mon Mar 24 2014
@Zillah took me a while... but my vote went to Sabat thanks to DBZ Kai. He was my favourite either way but he proved himself as the best in Kai thus far.
Zillah
said at 5:16 PM on Mon Mar 24 2014
@Aussieroth After looking at it again, I'd have to agree.
I still think Drummond did an very good job in the role too, but yeah I think Sabat has the edge thanks to his performance in the kai dub.

And now as for the other 3 since I never said anything about them before:

Roger Rhodes is... okay I guess, but there really isn't much to be said about it

Milton James: pretty much the same deal as Roger, but with a different voice.

And as for the UVA, well, Malaysian-English dub, ladies and gentleman.
Damolisher
said at 8:38 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
You know how Roger Rhodes was pretty good as Chibodee in the G Gundam dub? This is kinda the opposite.
Metabad
said at 11:16 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@Damolisher I'm still disappointed by how bad he is as Vegeta. He was perfect as Vile! If he used a voice similar to that he'd make for a fantastic Vegeta.

He's normally great at playing anti-heroes. I just don't understand why they directed him to do this voice, out of all the voices he could have done...I guess it could've been worse, but it obviously could've been much, MUCH better!
BlankSlate
said at 12:45 AM on Wed Jan 15 2014
Christopher Sabat, certainly.

(Though again, Nick Landis is my favourite).
GraveMan88
said at 10:25 PM on Sat Dec 14 2013
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Chris still wins in my book and I'm not really a fan of Brian's Vegeta, but my god, his screams were astounding..
Zillah
said at 9:44 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
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This one's pretty tough for me. I really don't know how to compare the two now, since their voices for the character are so different.

Drummond was really consistent with the role and his delivery was great. The delivery in his "MY WRATH" scene was AMAZING, and he obviously put a lot of passion into his voice.

While Sabat started out terrible (like most, if not all, of the other cast), he really improved over time and came up with his own Vegeta voice. And when the kai dub came along he was by far at his best

If we were in the year... 2000 or 2001 (idk), then I would give it to Drummond pretty easilly, but given how much Sabat has improved since he started, not just as Vegeta, but as an actor in general, I really don't know which one to go with.
I guess this one's a tie between the two for me.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:47 AM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@Zillah It's interesting to see how both Chris and Brian both totally outdid each other in specific scenes. Brian Drummond nailed the Vegeta's wrath scene in a way that Chris couldn't accomplish even after doing it twice, but Chris also did a much better job on the Vegeta's pride scene in his clip here. It's kinda funny how they both outdid each other in scenes called "Vegata's Wrath" and "Vegeta's Pride." Kind of interesting huh? Ha ha.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 4:29 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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1. Chris Sabat (KAI) - He NAILED it here. The voice sounds epic and perfectly fit for a warrior prince, and the acting is sensational and passionate. This IS Vegeta.
2. Brian Drummond - Started off a bit overly raspy, but his voice and performance after a while was just total awesomeness, and still holds up. His best delivery was the famous "MY WRATH!!!" scene. (Though we have to give a shout out to his overacting of "IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAND!" too. XD)
3. Chris Sabat (pre-KAI) - He started off as terrible as most of the cast, but gradually got better and better. But then he kept using that deep, gravelly, croaking chain-smoker voice for Vegeta in everything, even re-dubs of the first saga, where the voice didn't fit. His acting was solid, though.
4. Milton James - The voice sounds appropriately regal, but that is horrendous acting. Under good direction, maybe he could have lived up to his potential.
5. Roger Rhodes - It's okay, but again, needed better direction.
6. UVA - Hilariously awful. "I'd rather die than doing that!" XD
Comicfan117
said at 3:14 PM on Fri Mar 28 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus if you thought UVA was bad wait 'til you hear this: /watch?v=1oISqn135sE
sosoubi
said at 1:43 PM on Fri Aug 30 2013
can't imagine any other vegeta than christopher sabat
OldSchoolFTW
said at 5:47 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
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Chris Sabat is the best for Vegeta all-around as of the end of DBZ Kai's dub. He has the princely demeanor nailed and while he's still a bit rough around the edges, he has the right tone and inflections for the warrior. His voice suits Vegeta to a tee.

Don't get me wrong, Chris Sabat was TERRIBLE when the switch happened back in 1999. His Brian Drummond imitation was like a fandub gone wrong, and I HATED it with a passion.

Then we had the croaky voice that was an improvement but also too rough in the early Cell Saga, but later on in the middle of the Cell Saga Chris really began to nail the part. He started to really get the character down in the Buu Saga and from there he's shown remarkable capability for the role of Vegeta. He's my favorite actor for the Prince of all Saiyans, hands down.

Brian Drummond is my second favorite. He's a little too high pitched for my tastes, but his voice is just too awesome to listen to. The man is an excellent actor, and he is superb when it comes to yelling, screaming, or in the pissed off scenes. He was a great Vegeta as well.

The others...not so much. Roger Rhodes is OK but he sounds too generic. Milton James nailed the princely demeanor but sounds a bit too feeble and weak as Vegeta, and the less said about our good buddy the Unknown Voice Actor here, the better.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 4:31 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@OldSchoolFTW I love that African/Jamaican sounding UVA, especially how he says "DOING that" instead of "DO that." It's so bad it's comedic gold!
Goku
said at 9:33 PM on Sun Aug 11 2013
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Christopher Sabats deep voice seems to fit Vegeta better.
TheGreenSpeedster
said at 2:13 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
Chris Sabat is my favourite. I don't really like the others.
dbret12
said at 7:53 PM on Mon May 27 2013
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For the first two sagas of Dragon Ball Z, I prefer Brian Drummond as Vegeta. Not the best voice but nailed the screams and anger. But from the Ginyu Saga to the Kid Buu Saga, I prefer Chris Sabat.
Mrguy22594
said at 7:38 PM on Wed May 15 2013
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My favorite VA Chris Sabat wins in my opinion.
OnceABear
said at 6:44 PM on Sat Apr 20 2013
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Guys, GUYS...Christopher Sabat. How could you pick anyone else? How is this even a contest? He deserves this. He's been Vegeta longer and more dedicatedly than any other. He owns this role, and his raspy voice will live in my heart forever.
Red524
said at 2:07 AM on Mon Mar 25 2013
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Brian Drummond had a decent performance, but I felt that his voice was a little too light and high for Vegeta overall.
Christopher Sabat is the voice most commonly associated with Vegeta and with good reason. His lowish, raspy voice fit his appearance perfectly and his performance had that mix of arrogance and anger that Vegeta needed. (Though I agree his early dub work was not too good, to say the least.)
Roger Rhodes gave an okay performance, but the voice wasn't very fitting, though oddly it does sound like it could fit Trunks if he tweaked the delivery a bit.
Milton James gave Vegeta a... New Yorker accent? What!?
The Unknown's heavy accent and (possibly) questionable English, gave him an awkward, stilted delivery.
Red524
said at 2:13 AM on Mon Mar 25 2013
@Red524 Went with Sabat
coolgeek176
said at 10:03 AM on Fri Mar 8 2013
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I'm going with Chris. I prefer his performance in Kai. Brian Drummond is good too.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:17 AM on Thu Mar 7 2013
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Christopher Sabat is by far the better Vegeta. Brian Drummond had his moments had his moments, but his voice was a little too high and he often sounded like a generic cartoon villain. Even Drummond admitted that Christopher Sabat sounded more princely and it's true, at least in Kai.

Yes, when Sabat started out he was absolutely horrible, and he didn't start to get tolerable until the Majin Boo saga. His acting had improved in the redubbed parts released on the season sets but his voice was still poorly defined. However, all of that changed with Kai.

In Kai he hit nearly all the aspects of the character. He sounded like a bad-ss and sly anti-hero, princely as well as a tiny bit prissy when his fight with Goku wasn't going his way. His voice was much more clear, consistent, well defined and really toned it down on the rasp.

He still sounds pretty gruff, but considering the character's warrior mentality I think that really fits. The only faults I can find with his current Vegeta is that his screaming is a little inconsistent and the script, which has been criticized for using too much fancy English to make it sound Shakespearean. Making the character fairly articulate works pretty well, but they still overdid it a bit and with Frieza they especially went overboard.

They were so intent on making the script of Kai sound adult that they made the characters, especially the villains sound needlessly articulate and it just didn't fit the scene in a few cases. Aside from those two things his interpretation of Vegeta is nearly flawless in my eyes. I freaking love it!

However, if Brian Drummond reprises his role in the Ocean Dub of Kai that's taking forever to come out I would like to see him use a somewhat different voice. Otherwise I think he would be fantastic in the role as well.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 6:38 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Oh, and just in case anyone gets me wrong, I actually love Brian's Vegeta voice. It is immensely entertaining, I just don't think it suits Vegeta that well, and I love his screaming too.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 7:54 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy So never mind about me calling it generic, it's actually really cool and I think Brian Drummond is great, I just think he should do a voice that isn't quite so high and be a little more true to the character, other than that I would love to see him play Vegeta again.
pete
said at 12:56 AM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy The voice direction in the original dub is up there with Spider-Man TAS IMO. Great voices and have good moments but the voice direction was not always the best. Kai changed all that for the most part and Chris is actually a good voice director. He did way better than whoever the first voice director was.

As far as his performance in the original dub is concerned it started as a Drummond impression then I think he took over Burter and used his Vegeta and then recycled it after Burter was killed off with the voice we all know. If that's wrong he took over after for the remastered sets. In either case try having your boss telling you "Ok you're dubbing over so and so" or "Stop impersonating Brian and try something else" and coming up with an original voice and perfecting it right off the bat.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 1:21 AM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@pete I know, right? I get tired of people that give Sabat so much crap because he wasn't good at the start. Now he pretty much personifies Vegeta. Unfortunately, he used to smoke and had no acting experience, so his voice as well as his performance suffered. But, anyone that tries to tell me he can't act nowadays can kiss my- wait, no, I don't want someone that stupid even touching me! They can go kiss their own butts while they rethink their lives! XP
snake pliscon
said at 9:05 AM on Wed Feb 13 2013
chris has the voice of a more mature more powerfull vageta brian was perfect for a yunger less mature vageta
fightmusic94
said at 12:34 AM on Tue Feb 5 2013
Christopher Sabat no doubt!
Kaya
said at 12:46 PM on Thu Jan 31 2013
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Brian is awesome
Hakaman
said at 9:51 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
Christopher sabat is BAD ASS buuuuuut ima have to go with Brian, Its like a little evil asshole kind of voice, it fits.
RyanRules95
said at 5:52 AM on Wed Jan 9 2013
Christopher Sabat will always be the best
JaredTaylor94
said at 6:45 PM on Sat Dec 8 2012
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Brian Drummond is definitely Vegeta. Sabat's original Vegeta voice is practically indistinguishable from his Piccolo, and his voice in Kai is pretty much an impersonation of Drummond's Vegeta.
Aja
said at 5:32 PM on Mon Dec 3 2012
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Chris and Brian are the best.
reeve2
said at 3:50 PM on Fri Nov 23 2012
It has to be Sabat, I love all the other voices as well, execpt for Milton James in Final Bout, he made Vegeta sound like a Homosexual, someone with an awful Essex accent or someone like... Zarbon.
SparklyShake12
said at 1:55 AM on Wed Aug 8 2012
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Chris is the clear winner in my book.

Now that doesn't mean I think Brian Drummond is terrible. I actually started out as a huge fan of his Vegeta and really hated that Chris tried so hard to imitate him early on.

But once he really got to make the role "his own" so to speak, he completely nailed it. I can't imagine anyone else as Vegeta now. He gives him a perfect balance in my view: Still tough and still full of pride, yet he's able to tone it down and show that Vegeta has a soft side underneath those layers of toughness and it works beautifully, especially in later episodes.

I've heard some clips of Brian's work in the second half of the series and I just don't feel that same sense of balance that I do when I listen to Chris's take. Brian's take seems to lack intensity and seems very stiff and forced.

I don't blame Brian for this though because he wasn't the only one that didn't sound as good in the second half. The quality of the dub went dowhill after the Namek saga iIMO.
pete
said at 4:03 AM on Sat Oct 6 2012
@SparklyShake12 It was ll Chris could come up with at the time. He used the more modern voice we all know for Burter originally and after he died the voice was recycled for Vegeta and lated dubbed into all episodes.
pete
said at 3:13 PM on Sat Oct 6 2012
@pete all
YourBuddyDean
said at 1:18 PM on Fri Jul 27 2012
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Obviously Drummond.
Zylphia
said at 9:34 PM on Sat Jun 30 2012
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Omigod! I remember Drummond's voice! But unfortunately, I have to go with Chris Sabat's voice on this one. The minute I heard his recorded dialogue at 00:17, my childhood came back to me in a flash, and just like that, I voted for Sabat! lol :D
The_Animal
said at 5:03 PM on Sun Jun 17 2012
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Brian Drummond.

Okay, really, some of the audio clips on this site are poor. Drummond wins it for me, as well, but Milton James and the unknown guy were a bit hard to hear.
MegaMac
said at 3:21 AM on Fri Jun 1 2012
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Brian Drummond wins it for me. There is just something about his slithery, sinister voice that fits Vegeta so well. He also has some pretty great yells and screams. When Chris Sabat took over it was pretty ridiculous, but I feel he came into the character and obviously a lot of people like it when he perfected his take. I think it's very good and works with the philosophy a lot of people adopted that "the characters got older" when the voices switched. Still, Brian's Vegeta just works, though neither are bad.
MegaMac
said at 3:28 AM on Fri Jun 1 2012
*well, not "pathetic", but more of just trying to stay consistent with Ocean. Like I said on Goku's comparison, Kai reminds me A LOT of Ocean's dub and Chris' Vegeta is similar at times. Not as deep as it once was.
shadowvegeta
said at 2:48 PM on Sun May 27 2012
1. Christopher Sabat
2. Roger Rhodes
3. Brian Drummond
4. Unknown Voice Actor
5. Milton James
Dillon Taylor
said at 1:47 AM on Wed May 23 2012
Chris is fantastic as Vegeta. He nails the frustration in his voice when he sees Goku surpassing him and also the reluctant heroism when he chooses to do the right thing.

I love Brian as an actor but I just feel that Chris covers ALL aspects of Vegeta's character in a more well rounded performance.
Torak
said at 1:15 PM on Thu Apr 19 2012
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Chris Sabat: One of his best roles he's ever had, makes Vegeta sound tough, ruthless and like a prince. Kai is where he truly shines, great job!

Brian Drummond: He makes a great young Vegeta, sounds like an ambitious and intimidating fighter, which is surprising considering the Ocean dubs poor reputation.
One of their better voices none the less.

Rhodes, James and UVA: All pretty bad, especially the UVA. James sounds too old, while the other two just don't fit the character at all.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 6:16 PM on Thu Apr 12 2012
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Now that Kai's over...

Sabat (Kai): A bit inconsistent, but an improvement regardless. He still sounds like a chain smoker trying to be a rogue warrior prince, and that's partially why it's inconsistent. He's best when his voice is calm, and somewhat smoother than usual. His yells sometimes sounds like Horikawa. He'd be amazing if he dropped the rasp and gruff, and ditched his other characters in favor for Vegeta, but alas.

Drummond: ....Starscream. He never voiced Starscream, but that's all I hear from him. A Starscream that yells and drags words in ways most people don't. I like how smug he plays him, though. But, he keeps overacting the part after Ocean got Dragon Ball Z back.

Rhodes: Sounds like a deeper Eric Vale's Trunks. It doesn't fit.

James: He has potential and as I said in a previous comment, the voice is more in line with his prince-like persona, but he sounds a bit too aged.

Unknwon Voice Actor: It sounds like an OK voice, but....
PurpleWarrior13
said at 12:19 AM on Fri Mar 30 2012
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Sabat's Vegeta is just too classic to pass up, but Brian Drummond wasn't too bad either, at least in the earlier FUNimation/Saban/Ocean dub of Seasons 1-2. He wasn't as good in the later AB Groupe/Westwood/Ocean dub of the 2nd half of the series, but I blame that on the direction and the fact that the whole dub's voice acting took a nosedive in quality.
YamiFangirlQueen
said at 5:34 PM on Tue Mar 20 2012
Brian Drummond's Vegeta voice for "It's over 9000!" as not to bad, but Chris Sabet's Vegeta voice for "It's over 9000!" was awesome.
TheUltimatePhantom1
said at 11:07 AM on Mon Mar 19 2012
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Definitely Sabat! His Vegeta screams are legendary, and are God-like, compared to Drummond's.. Also, he has a lot more arrogance and pride in his voice.. Not to mention the ample amount of emotion Chris puts into his voice!
Metabad
said at 9:35 PM on Tue Mar 20 2012
@TheUltimatePhantom1 How are Drummond's screams bad?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:55 PM on Wed Sep 26 2012
@TheUltimatePhantom1 I prefer Sabat as Vegeta, but saying his screams were better than Drummond's should be a crime.
jrose11
said at 11:17 PM on Thu Mar 8 2012
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Most of you here are American, and grew up with Sabat. For me, hearing him was a shock (as was finding out there were two dubs lol), since as a Canadian I was used to Drummond's specific voice. I got used to Sabat, and I think he's great, but idk I still have to go with Drummond. To me, he screams Vegita.
MalikShahrozAwan
said at 1:04 AM on Thu Mar 8 2012
Both Are My Favorites I Like Them Both
BlankSlate
said at 11:50 AM on Fri Feb 17 2012
Sabat, followed by Vegeta's 1st German voice Santiago Ziesmer. Both voices are strong and raspy and both ham it up rather appropriately, although both have their problems. Sabat could not avoid the pitfall of sounding flat, as most actors tend to do when dubbing anime, while Ziesmer, doesn't quite ham it up in Vegeta's famous scene, instead choosing to go low and intense.
BlankSlate
said at 12:37 AM on Wed Mar 12 2014
@BlankSlate Oh, wow. Did I really say that back then? Sorry, Zies, Lanipator gets second place now.
Dark Kuja
said at 1:33 PM on Fri Feb 10 2012
I have to go for Sabat on this, especially his new work on Kai. It simply encompasses the idea of a warrior prince whose pride is both his greatest asset and his greatest weakness.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:50 PM on Mon Jan 30 2012
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Chris Sabat is my favorite, but Brian Drummond could scream like no other.
voiceactorfan
said at 6:44 PM on Sat Jan 7 2012
everyone knows sabat is the real vegeta and always was.
Gutsy Goat
said at 8:29 PM on Tue Dec 27 2011
i choose Christopher Sabat
as my number 1
his voice just fits the part
Metabad
said at 11:49 PM on Sat Nov 12 2011
There's something I just realized.

In the Blue Water dub, Vegeta has a high voice and Baby has a deep voice.

In the Funimation dub, Vegeta has a deep voice and Baby has a high voice.

Were they intentionally trying to make Baby have the opposite voice of Vegeta for both dubs, or was this just a coincidence?

Definitely something to think about, at any rate.
Weirdperson31
said at 1:03 AM on Tue Nov 8 2011
Roger Rhodes sounds like Trunks.
Brian
said at 3:32 PM on Mon Oct 10 2011
I prefer Sabot over Drummond mainly because Chris makes Vegeta sound more intense and more of a bada__. As for the others I just don't like them much.
Metabad
said at 1:09 AM on Wed Sep 28 2011
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Roger Rhodes is kind of disappointing in the role, since he's played rival characters like Vile before and nailed the role, but as far as Vegeta goes...its rather...unremarkable and forgettable.

Has anyone ever heard Vegeta's AB Groupe (Big Green) voice? It sounds way too deep, like Orson Welles deep, but its hilarious. He also sounded like a kid in one of the movies for some reason, even when he was older, I guess he was recast.

Milton James fits his more prince-like attitude, but I'm not sure if he'd really fit the evil or good Vegetas of the show.

The less said about the unknown actor, the better.
ecopper12
said at 1:19 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
I grew up with Sabat, so I'm more inclined to listen to what I'm used to. But I like him because that's what I'd imagine Vegeta sounding like. It's not because of skill or talent, it's the character portrayal. Think, Vegeta is a warrior. He's one of the last of his race, and he's a prince that just can't surpass a low class warrior. His son can even be more powerful. He's going to be bitter, savage, and altogether mean because of his humiliation. When I imagine someone with all of that pent up emotion, I imagine a voice that's gruff, throaty, and arrogant. That's why Sabat takes it for me. The deeper tone sells it completely.
NitroEX
said at 10:09 AM on Thu Sep 15 2011
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It's a crime that Drummond isn't voted higher than Sabat. Drummond surpasses him on every level.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:36 PM on Sun Sep 18 2011
@NitroEX No, it's not a crime. It's just that the majority of voters have a different opinion than you do.
TheUltimatePhantom1
said at 11:00 PM on Sat Aug 27 2011
Chris Sabat!! DEFINITELY!!
Ninjaman15
said at 12:46 PM on Tue Aug 16 2011
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This is a pretty hard for me. I have listened to both Sabat and Drummond, and here's what I have to say: originally, I thought Chris was nearly forcing his own voice for Vegeta, and it probably has to do with all those screaming bits of his... And Drummond's no better, yet at the time, I preferred him because those days for Toonami, I literally grew up with the Ocean dub.

But then when FUNimation started to dub Dragon Ball Z Kai, I actually gained a whole new respect for Sabat's Vegeta... And if you compare FUNi's original dub to Kai, then you realize that they wanted to make the script as true as the original version (manga or the Japanese version of the anime, you name it), and the filler was cut that. So overall, Drummond utterly beats Chris Sabat in the past for me, but as of right now, Sabat is a god with that improved Vegeta voice... Just wow.

As for Rhodes, eh... He's alright, but just using his Vile from Megaman X8/Maverick Hunter X isn't cutting it for me. Milton is just awful, as if Bandai weren't even trying with the voice work in Final Bout and made it half-decent, rest all horrid. The unknown person is........ That's all I can say. Hail the Prince of All Saiyans!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 2:36 PM on Sun Aug 7 2011
Chris Sabat has a new clip now.

Maybe now you will all stop complaining. :p
Gokufan23
said at 4:57 PM on Tue Aug 9 2011
@Jackson_H He did i loved the other one. I liked the part where chris sabat screams when he did final explosion.
Gokufan23
said at 4:30 PM on Thu Jul 21 2011
Chris sabat is way better! He is awesome!

said at 9:47 PM on Fri Jul 22 2011
Yea. Thre's no contest. Christopher Sabat is the BEST! WOO-HOO!
pokemastanumba1
said at 3:51 PM on Fri Aug 5 2011
@Sayin Gingi Yay! All right! Chris Sabat FTW!
Metabad
said at 1:16 AM on Thu Jul 14 2011
Brian Drummond and Chris Sabat sound really similar, it's really close, but since I grew up with the Ocean Dub, and because Drummond sounds a tad more evil, I'm voting for him.
atlien
said at 10:15 PM on Thu Jun 30 2011
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I vote chris Sabat, but I think his Kai voice should be added too. He voices Vegeta a little differently in DBZKai
PerfectSe7en
said at 10:59 AM on Fri Jun 24 2011
Chris Sabat is definitely the best voice. I enjoy Brian Drummond's version for early Z, but think it fails in the later sagas. The other voices I don't really care for.
Torysama
said at 4:05 PM on Fri Jun 17 2011
Ohh they picked the worst quotes for Sabat. made me cry all over again D: AND btw, Sabat is the best voice actor; not just for Veggie, but in general!!
pokemastanumba1
said at 3:50 PM on Fri Aug 5 2011
@Torysama Yeah it's a horrible clip of him; btw do you know Chris personally in real life? If so, how?

said at 4:04 PM on Thu Jun 9 2011
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Ryo, Drummond, and Rhodes are great. Sabat is not.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 1:51 AM on Mon Apr 25 2011
I like the somewhat regal, arrogant tone Milton James has. It's a shame we won't be able to hear more of it. It's a voice that I believe that's coming out of a prince.

Though to Sabat's credit, he's done a good job in Kai so far. Though I wish he'd just dump his other roles and play Vegeta with a more normal voice.

I do like how Brian Drummond played Vegeta though.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 1:24 AM on Sat Apr 16 2011
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Brian Drummond's potrayal was excellently psychotic and evil for Vegeta in the Saiyan and Namek sagas, especially with his memorable "You won't escape MY WRATH!" line. Sabat could be hit-or-miss in the role but his performance as the character in DBZ KAI has been perfect in every way. He got the arrogant warrior prince voice down perfectly, so for that he gets my vote.
cZ33
said at 1:07 PM on Thu Apr 14 2011
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With respect to English Voice Actors, I always used to swear by Brian Drummond's Vegeta. As of DBZ Kai, however, i'm slowly warming up to Chris Sabat's rendition of the character. His delivery has substantially improved. Additionally, he's taken out that hoarse raspiness he used to bring to the character and seems to be approximating his natural voice more closely (something consistent with his Piccolo as well). I will say, however, that i'm not a fan of his deep tonality. I'm of the opinion that its difficult for him to sustain this low pitch range while attempting certain emotions/dialogue. It's also a bit divergent from the source material.

Listening to Brian's Vegeta now, it seems to be perpetually angsty and hyperbolic. Assumingly, he was directed in this manner. I actually think Brian's voice for Lt. Zechs (Gundam Wing) would fit Vegeta rather nicely - perhaps a little less monotone and a little more animated, though.
michiru95 (Guest)
said at 4:50 PM on Sun Feb 6 2011
Chris Sabat. I kind of like Roger Rhodes too.
charmclover (Guest)
said at 7:02 PM on Fri Feb 4 2011
Brian and Chris are the best for me. The others are ok too but those two capture the character the best.
yomama (Guest)
said at 2:46 PM on Fri Feb 4 2011
chris sabat is better
supersaiyan09 (Guest)
said at 5:22 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
Roger Rhodes is that Kaiba's voice? It's the second time I heard a Yugioh voice on here possibly. That or it sounds more like Raditz.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 7:29 PM on Tue Jan 25 2011
See his profile page his Kai clip is there
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 1:25 AM on Sat Apr 16 2011
@Jackson_H Which is good because he NAILS Vegeta in the Kai dub.
a (Guest)
said at 6:27 PM on Tue Jan 25 2011
I demand Sabat's Kai performance!
michaelkelley (Guest)
said at 4:28 PM on Tue Dec 21 2010
Sabat wins by a land side..he is the true Vegeta..anyone with good taste can see this.
zaurask (Guest)
said at 5:36 PM on Thu Dec 16 2010
Anyone notice 3 of the actors for Vegeta look exactly the same?
austinguy (Guest)
said at 6:33 PM on Tue Nov 30 2010
Now, Milton could use lots of work on his voice, but the acting is...eh, I guess. The unknown guy is the worst abomination EVER to ears EVER. The GT guy is okay, and the two best are Drummond and Sabat. While Drummond has a cool, high, scratchy voice and usually good acting, (Less good example? OVER NINETHOUSAAAAAAAAAAND! That's really, really ridiculously hammy and over the top.) Sabat wins for his low, cocky voice which fits his over-the-top Saiyan pride and his horrible deeds early on. So, conclusion,
1. Sabat
2. Drummond
3. Rhodes
4. James
9001. Unknown Guy
darve (Guest)
said at 8:10 PM on Tue Nov 16 2010
Unknown actor is the best, he's so emotional.
jacob (Guest)
said at 12:47 PM on Wed Nov 3 2010
Chris Sabat FTW! And he's even better in DBZ Kai!
marthkoopa (Guest)
said at 3:56 AM on Fri Oct 22 2010
Brian's over 9000 is sooooo much better, and he does a better younger voice for Vegeta.

Chris is great for the older, less crazy Vegeta.
kevindiaz (Guest)
said at 2:29 PM on Tue Jun 22 2010
I like Brian Drummond's the best of the English Dubs. However, Ryo Horikawa will always be Vegeta in my mind.
jrcarter (Guest)
said at 3:09 PM on Sat Jun 5 2010
Had to post this because it's just too funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADUkT4RO5KE
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 11:50 PM on Tue May 25 2010
from what I heard 9000 will be kept for the TV version but for the DVD & BD it'll be the properly translated 8000.

If you want to hear Sabat's "exaggerated/overrated" 9000 like Drummond's is go to youtube and search Dragon Ball Z Dragon Box trailer. :)
dbzfan91 (Guest)
said at 5:02 PM on Tue May 25 2010
It is funny because both represent Vegeta perfectly in different ways.

Drummond: Young, evil, and sinister Vegeta

Sabat: Older, proud and arrogant warrior Vegeta

I agree, Brian does a great Vegeta for the Saiyan and Freiza Sagas while Chris does great for the Cell and Buu Sagas.

However, I'm looking forward to DBZ Kai and seeing what Chris can do. But he'll in no way replace Brian's "Over 9000!!!!" :P
dubsrules (Guest)
said at 12:40 AM on Sun May 9 2010
Watching the dub of Kai and it's amazing. Maybe now subbies will convert (probably not though).

Japanese acting is overrated IMO.

Anyways Sabat > Drummond > Rhodes > James > Unknown
spencer (Guest)
said at 1:46 AM on Fri Jan 22 2010
Chris Sabat no question! He'll always be the best Vegeta IMO. Screw the haters!
penguintruth (Guest)
said at 12:23 AM on Sun Dec 13 2009
Well, okay, I might be singled out as a "Japanophile" or "weeaboo", for this, but clearly the Japanese voice, Ryo Horkawa is the best Vegeta. He has that perfect mix of anger, aloofness, and arrogance. He's one of the best voice actors of all time.

On the English dub front, I'm going to go with Brian Drummond. It was criticized for being too high and cartoonish back in the day, but I don't know, I never heard it that way. He makes Vegeta sound really, really smug and self-satisfied. Like he enjoys hearing the sound of his own voice. It brings him pleasure just speaking with his voice. That's how arrogant he is. He's having fun just telling people how much better he is. That's what really makes him my favorite English dub Vegeta. Clearly, this Vegeta is a total self-involved prick. That's Vegeta.

Chris Sabat started off a bad impression of Drummond's Vegeta, and continued as such for at least two story arcs, until finally settling into the role in the Buu saga. He's improved over time, but he's still a little too flat. He confuses growling for acting.

I've come to appreciate Sabat's Vegeta more over time, but I think he can do better. Maybe if he wasn't half the cast of the show, he might be able to concentrate on one role.
czizzi (Guest)
said at 6:26 PM on Mon Dec 7 2009
@linkdude20002001. You make a good point. Actually, if you reference Drummond's work later on in the series (Buu-Kid Buu sagas), you'll notice he really tones down that psychotic, loose-cannon quality in his performance. He still retains that emotional edge he's known for but, as a whole, his performance is quite a bit more tame and mature.
linkdude20002001 (Guest)
said at 6:09 PM on Tue Nov 24 2009
Ignoring the Sabat's original attempt to imitate Drummond, Sabat's Vegeta is too "rough" sounding. On the other hand, Drummond's Vegeta is too evil and too crazy. Lol.

The perfect voice would probably be Drummond's if he toned it down a little. I'm sure he could easily sound like a high class Saiyan who thinks himself better than everyone else.
czizzi (Guest)
said at 1:06 PM on Sat Sep 26 2009
Drummond FTW. Sabat's Vegeta voice is nice however it doesn't suit the character IMO. Its to burly - he sounds like a generic muscle-bound tough guy. Vegeta's meant to be a small, angry powerhouse and Drummond captures that to the TEE. Not to mention the fact that Drummond can yell extremely well.
ninjagrape (Guest)
said at 5:42 PM on Fri Sep 11 2009
Eh.. I gotta say, dos, you got a point, but Drummond sounds weird sometimes too...
...on second thought, everyone sounds weird in Ocean Dub... -_-
dos (Guest)
said at 11:58 PM on Fri Aug 7 2009
Drummond. He is Vegeta. Sabat ain't bad, just unatural at times
ninjagrape (Guest)
said at 8:15 PM on Fri Jul 31 2009
I completely agree with you, wynter.

"1. Drummond - better at being the young evil prince. Sexy voice! Gave me shivers and makes me want to laugh with him... yumm. Amazing evil laugh!!! [ME TOO! :D HAHAH!!]

2. Sabat - Better at being the older Vegeta, settled down with kids, grough and still sexy"

Roger Rhodes just isn't good. Seriously, he dosn't fit Vegeta.
shocker (Guest)
said at 9:59 AM on Wed Jul 29 2009
c.sabat is good to but brian drummond is better
thedude (Guest)
said at 1:23 AM on Wed Jul 29 2009
Brian as younger Vegeta(Pre-Freiza saga)
and
Christopher as older Vegeta(post-freiza saga) = Win
80sfreak85 (Guest)
said at 6:14 PM on Thu Jul 23 2009
IT'S OVER 9000!!!!
marvelman (Guest)
said at 11:46 PM on Tue Jul 21 2009
I`m goin` with Chris.Drummond sounds too childlike and Rhodes is just wooden.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:58 AM on Sun Jul 5 2009
actually, I was able to get the same clip for B. Drummond as for C. Sabat. but as a personal choice, i felt the acting for the current clip was a lot better than his later dub.
u1 (Guest)
said at 7:38 AM on Sun Jul 5 2009
This isnt really fair. You could have used the same line Sabat got for Mr. Drummond. That would have made it a fair compairson
jeff (Guest)
said at 11:15 PM on Fri Jul 3 2009
Chris Sabat was always my favorite. I haven't seen much of the Ocean group's dub, but I have seen a few clips, and Brian's Vegeta was good, but strange, considering I'm very used to Sabat.
wynter (Guest)
said at 12:05 AM on Fri Jul 3 2009
Its hard, really hard to say which one out of the two english voice actors is better for their role in dubbing Vegeta.
Brian Drummond's voice is sexy beyond compare, he's the reason why I Love vegeta so much. The voice Matches Vegeta's Personality, he did it so well, it still gives me shivers evern years after i first heard it.
Christopher Sabat is another favourate of mine, I was upset that Funamation re-dubbed the DBZ and did not use the orginal cast, but Christopher Satbat also did an amazing job. He also has a sexy voice. He is good for an older vegeta, but he doesnt give me the shivers.
Rogers does not suit the role for vegeta, its the reason why i dont watch DBGT. made him sound like a pansy. no offence.

You both did an amazing job!

1. Drummond - better at being the young evil prince. Sexy voice! Gave me shivers and makes me want to laugh with him... yumm. Amazing evil laugh!!!

2. Sabat - Better at being the older Vegeta, settled down with kids, grough and still sexy.
yaspence (Guest)
said at 10:23 PM on Thu Jun 25 2009
wow, Roger Rhodes is just plain bad!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 1:12 PM on Sat May 23 2009
I prefer Chris Sabat.
Brian Drummond is a very talented guy (ex: Ryuk in Death Note) but Sabat's voice suits the appearance of Vegeta more and is good for the entire series.
I saw a clip of DBZ's ocean group dub /w Drummond for the final episodes and it was kind of awkward since the high pitch voice didn't match Vegeta's mature look.
defender (Guest)
said at 3:14 PM on Sun May 3 2009
I agree, Brian for the earlier, Saiyan, Namek Saga. But Chris fits later.
willow (Guest)
said at 3:17 PM on Mon Apr 20 2009
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1. Brian Drummond (He was the best Vegeta for the first couple of seasons)
2. Christopher R Sabat (Suits the Vegeta for the later quater of the Freiza Saga and Later on into the series).

I like them both honestly.
thomas (Guest)
said at 7:31 PM on Mon Apr 13 2009
This is pretty much all your going to find for the English Dub.
christophersabat (Guest)
said at 1:42 PM on Sat Apr 11 2009
he is the best voice actor because he can in many roles like vegeta and yamcha
anon (Guest)
said at 12:26 AM on Sat Apr 11 2009
Chris > Brian

The latter seems way more cartoon-villain cheesier o.o
thomas (Guest)
said at 5:14 PM on Sun Apr 5 2009
I'm much to used to Chris as Vegeta


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