Rock Howard
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Rock Howard

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Rock Howard with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Fatal Fury

Rock is the son of crime lord Geese Howard. When Geese died at the end of Fatal Fury 3, Terry felt guilty and adopted Rock. Rock isn't proud of his ancestry at all and hates Geese with a passion. He fights using a mixture of Terry and Geese's signature styles. He has his inner struggles but is ultimately a good kid. Because he grew up mainly around men, Rock gets easily flustered when dealing with women.
Created by NCZ on Jan 28 2012
The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact (2004)
Rock HowardJon Thomas
Jon Thomas
The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2 (2006)
Rock HowardMike Lane
Mike Lane


I felt Jon's voice for Rock was too old-sounding. Mike was more age-appropriate, but his acting could use some work. If I had to choose, I'd go with Mike.



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said at 1:51 PM on Mon Jan 18 2016
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Hi there. I'm the VO guy known as Jon Thomas. :-) This page isn't the first time I've heard folks were less than thrilled with my take on Rock Howard. What can I say? It was one of the very first VO gigs I had done and I gave it my best shot. It probably could have been better, but it was a lot of fun trying and I'm still proud of the attempt. Plus I kind of get a kick out of the distinction of being the worst Rock Howard ever. ;-) lol

I will say that I remember being directed to give a "Clint Eastwood" type of read, which isn't what I imagined when I saw the character's picture. In hindsight I probably could have politely offered an alternate take for their consideration, but I was green and thought it might not be appreciated.
In any case, thanks for the chance to offer my own (long-winded) take on it. :-)
said at 5:00 AM on Tue May 10 2016
@Voice2Teacher I personally think your take on Rock Howard is really memorable and fun to listen to.
said at 6:32 AM on Fri Oct 24 2014
Mike is the best Rock, Jon sounds very forced
said at 11:14 AM on Sun Jan 29 2012
Both sound a little awkward, but I'll go with Lane since he makes Rock sound age-appropriate....
said at 10:02 PM on Sat Jan 28 2012
Like with the Kyo and Iori voice compares, I'm not choosing anyone here in particular. When I look at the son of Geese, I can't help but hear Rock's original voice (Eiji Takemoto) non-stop.

I also had no idea that Rock was voiced by someone different in the first Maximum Impact title.

And on another side note, this Howard sure is hostile towards women (according to SNK, Rock Howard has been with males near his whole entire life). Then again, I guess that's his character?
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