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

Created by OptimusSolo on Fri Apr 9 2010, 34 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Pokejedservo, Jackson_H for additional sound clips.
G.I. Joe (1985)
DestroArthur Burghardt
Arthur Burghardt
G.I. Joe (DiC) (1989)
DestroMaurice LaMarche
Maurice LaMarche
G.I. Joe Sigma Six (2005)
DestroMarc Thompson
Marc Thompson
G.I. Joe Resolute (2009)
DestroEric Bauza
Eric Bauza
G.I. Joe The Rise Of Cobra The Game (2009)
DestroRobin Atkin Downes
Robin Atkin Downes
G.I. Joe Spy Troops (2003)
DestroScott McNeil
Scott McNeil
G.I. Joe: Renegades (2010)
DestroClancy Brown
Clancy Brown
G.I. Joe: Operation HISS (2010)
DestroChris Burnham
Chris Burnham
Community (2009)
DestroIsaac C Singleton Jr
Isaac C Singleton Jr

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said at 1:54 PM on Thu Jun 4 2015
Isaac sounds an awful lot like Arhur. I'm impressed.

Scott was also pretty good at voicing Destro, though his accent sounded more English than Scottish. Which isn't a bad thing, but it's a little disappointing since he actually did a spot-on Sean Connery impression for Stratos in "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe".

Chris Burnham's accent just makes his performance sound positively cartoonish, and he sounds more Irish than Scottish.

Robin's voice was pretty good, considering he was standing-in for the actor from the movie.

Clancy Brown was great, even though it's pretty much just a Scottish version of his Lex Luthor performance. Even then, he sounds kinda Russian at times.

Marc's Destro voice is actually pretty cool, I've gotta say. It actually sounds kinda like David Kaye's Megatron voice.

Speaking of which, I think David Kaye, Wes Johnson, or James Horan ought to voice Destro in the next G.I. Joe production.
said at 4:59 PM on Wed Jun 3 2015
Wouldn't Isaac's version count as a parody, and not be eligible for the voice comparison?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:40 PM on Wed Jun 3 2015
@Metabad The GI Joe episode of Community was approved by Hasbro, so it is eligible.
said at 1:41 PM on Thu Jun 4 2015
@NCZ So unlicensed/unapproved stuff is stuff not counted on Voice Compares? I guess that would explain all the Lego productions that are allowed on VCs.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 1:49 PM on Thu Jun 4 2015
@Bauglir100 Right. If an appearance is officially sanctioned regardless of context, it is automatically disqualified from the classification of parody.
said at 8:43 AM on Wed Jun 3 2015
1) Arthur Burghardt
2) Maurice LaMarche
3) Robin Atkin Downes
4) Clancy Brown
5) Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
6) Scott McNeil
7) Eric Bauza
8) Marc Thompson
9) Chris Burnham
said at 8:39 AM on Wed Jun 3 2015
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Isaac C Singleton Jr. does sound a lot like Arthur Burghardt, doesn't it? Sticking with Clancy Brown.
said at 12:38 AM on Thu Jun 4 2015

I meant to say "doesn't he?"
Polyester Funk
said at 11:14 PM on Tue Jun 2 2015
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Dang, Isaac sounds almost exactly like Arthur Burghardt! Not a whole lot to go on there, but I like it.
said at 7:57 AM on Mon Mar 16 2015
1) Arthur Burghardt
2) Maurice LaMarche
3) Robin Atkin Downes
4) Clancy Brown
5) Eric Bauza
6) Scott McNeil
7) Marc Thompson
8) Chris Burnham
said at 8:07 AM on Mon Mar 16 2015
1) Arthur Burghardt
2) Maurice LaMarche
3) Robin Atkin Downes
4) Clancy Brown
5) Scott McNeil
6) Eric Bauza
7) Marc Thompson
8) Chris Burnham
Polyester Funk
said at 10:30 PM on Mon May 26 2014
Clancy Brown was a great choice for Destro. I didn't watch that show(think I saw a bit of it once), but he was really good. I'd like to hear him play Destro again.

Arthur Burghardt never really sounded Scottish, but I do like his voice a lot. That's the way he sounded when I was a kid so it's nostalgic.

Marc Thompson is rather good. He sounds suitably powerful and cunning.

I kinda like Scott McNeil. It wasn't one of his best, but I still think he did well.

Eric Bauza sounds too much like he's trying to do a Sean Connery impression than actually playing Destro.

Robin Atkin Downes does a good imitation of Christopher Eccelstron.

I do not care for Maurice LaMarche or Chris Burnham. Maurice is surprisingly bad and I know nothing of Chris, but I don't like what I hear here.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:13 PM on Mon May 26 2014
I barley know this character and even I know Clancy rocked it
virtual revenger
said at 7:36 AM on Wed Apr 16 2014
They are all good, but it trick is to sound evil Scottish.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:00 AM on Mon Aug 26 2013
Clancy wins in a landslide for me. But all of the others are good too.
said at 9:40 PM on Thu Apr 18 2013
My vote goes to Clancy Brown. I like how sophisticated he sounds. In a future G.I. Joe series I think Graham McTavish should voice Destro.
said at 3:28 AM on Wed Feb 27 2013
Clancy Brown, no question.
said at 12:43 AM on Sun Jul 8 2012
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1 . Clancy Brown - Wow , I knew Clancy was talented but just wow ! Manages to do a convincing Scottish accent while also making The Character sound sophisticated .
2 . Arthur Burghardt - While he doesn`t ( and apparently can`t by his own admission ) do the Scottish accent , he nonetheless gives Destro an intelligent voice with the occasional British pronunciation that works well .
3 . Marc Thompson - While different from previous Portrayals , Marc nonetheless portrays Destro as a cunning , manipulative schemer perfectly . Far superior to his Cobra Commander voice which also isn`t all that bad , it`s just not as memorable .
4 . Robin Atkin Downes - A good impersonation of Christopher Eccleston`s Performance . While neither does the Scottish accent perfectly ( Understandably as they`re both English ) , you can tell they`re trying their best and since McCullen`s a Scottish-American businessman in The Film it`s possible his years in The U.S. have muddled his accent somewhat .
5 . Scott McNeil - While far from Scott`s best work , he nonetheless gives Destro a sophisticated British accent that suits The Character .
6 . Eric Bauza - Awkward , forced and generic .
7 . Maurice LaMarche - Disappointing to say but while Maurice is one of my favorite Voice Actors and was the first to actually make Destro sound British , his Performance was generic and rote .
said at 1:56 AM on Sat Jun 2 2012
They're all pretty good, but I'm gonna give this one to Clancy Brown. I really liked his Destro.
said at 9:12 PM on Wed Aug 31 2011
I don't think anybody but Arthur Burghardt could pull off a scotish accent and make it sound believable. :(
The thing about the other voices, sorry Scott McNeil fans, is that they try too hard to pull off a scotish accent and it doesn't sound all that believable. :(
said at 12:12 AM on Sun Jul 8 2012
@Celeste Um , Arthur admitted he can`t do a Scottish accent and when he tried it was so terrible the Casting Directors` ears bled so they told him to just do a more Cultivated version of his real voice with the occasional British pronunciation which worked out surprisingly well .
said at 1:33 AM on Wed Jun 22 2011
My favorite is probably Clancy Brown.
said at 8:17 AM on Sun May 1 2011
Clancy Brown for me. He has the Scottish accent and that sinister intelligent voice that suit Destro perfectly.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:20 AM on Wed Apr 14 2010
You arent reading the posts very carefully jon, We interviewed Maurice LaMarche NOT Arthur
said at 10:52 PM on Mon Apr 12 2010
YES THAT REALLY IS HIM!!!!!!!! Optimus Solo and I just interviewed him.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 7:49 PM on Fri Apr 9 2010
If anyone can link me up to the video game voice or Scott McNeil from Valor vs Venom or Spy Troops, I would love to add them. Can't seem to find a clip though.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 7:47 PM on Fri Apr 9 2010
Again, I think all of their takes are actually decent and capture some essence of the dark and sinister character. Personally, I like Burghardt the best, and usually I don't like his voices

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Who do you think has been the best from these Destro voice actors?
Arthur Burghardt
Maurice LaMarche
Marc Thompson
Eric Bauza
Robin Atkin Downes
Scott McNeil
Clancy Brown
Chris Burnham
Isaac C Singleton Jr