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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Dusty with sound clips and images.
Dusty is one of the members of G.I Joe as his primary function is a Desert Trooper but he is also G.I Joe's Refrigerator/Air Conditioner Repairman as well. Dusty is generally depicted as one of the Southern-accented members of the G.I Joe team (but the fact that he is southern is a bit downplayed compared to the likes of Wild Bill). Dusty is generally a rather secondary character in the G.I Joe franchise but he has occasionally been given more prominent roles such as the 2 part episode "The Traitor" from the original G.I Joe series for example. Dusty is from Las Vegas Nevada and his name kind of depends on the story we are talking about (in the original animated series he is Ronald W Rudat but in his original action figure filecard he is Ronald W. Tudar).
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the G.I Joe Voice Compare section we do a VC for the Desert Trooper Specialist of G.I Joe... DUSTY! We begin with the original G.I Joe series Dusty was one of the various roles that Neil Ross had in the show. Now Neil's voice for Dusty is not the first of the Southern accented voices in the shows but I do think that Neil's voice for Dusty is one of the better ones as Neil Ross' voice for Dusty felt very natural for the role. I also did rather like Neil Ross' performance as Dusty as it can go from Easy going Average Joe to determined soldier. While Dusty was generally a secondary role in the original series however in the episodes "The Traitor" Part 1 & 2 Dusty gets a more prominent role and Neil Ross' work for that role gets to shine here. To make a long story short Neil Ross' work as Dusty is a good example of his voice work and of the voice work in the original G.I Joe series.
Dusty does get to make his comeback in the 3D Straight to Video movies released back in the early 2000's in which Alessandro Juliani voiced Dusty in G.I Joe Spy Troops. Alessandro's voice for Dusty was decent enough however the biggest problem here is that well Dusty barely had any lines in that movie. But from what little we got Alessandro's work was decent enough for the role I guess. Now for Spy Troops' sequel "Valor Vs. Venom" Andrew Toth gets to take over the role and he is an improvement here. Granted that is probably more due to how while Dusty was a secondary character in that movie he had more lines and a more memorable presence in that film. Dusty's role in the movie was generally a bit more comedic and Andrew makes a pretty good effort in trying to make that work but his performance does work when Dusty gets serious as well. Basically Andrew Toth's work as Dusty is commendable and it certainly does work with what the movie did with Dusty.
Now for the 2009 Video game G.I Joe Rise of Cobra that was based off of the movie of the same name Chris Fries gets to take over the role here. Dusty is depicted as more serious in this game which is fine and all but while Chris' voice for the role is not really awful per say but it is kind of generic though. But to be fair at least Chris' performance for the role is decent enough as it does fairly suit on how Dusty was in the game. In other words Chris Fries' work as Dusty is not one of the better performances in that game but its not one of the worst either. Overall I am going with Neil Ross the most with Andrew Toth as a close second and Alessandro Juliani & Chris Fries at an okay third.