G.I. Joe G.I. Joe


Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Firefly with sound clips and images.
Franchise: G.I. Joe

Firefly is a mercenary that is often hired by the Cobra organization.  Obviously, a ninja expert he also has a keen knowledge of firearms, especially explosives as well as a knack for being sneaky and out of sight. He is not to be trusted.
Created by OptimusSolo on Sep 25 2010
Special thanks to UltimateCharm for additional sound clips.
G.I. Joe (1985)
FireflyGregg Berger
Gregg Berger
G.I. Joe Sigma Six (2005)
FireflySean Schemmel
Sean Schemmel
G.I. Joe The Rise Of Cobra The Game (2009)
FireflyMatthew Moy
Matthew Moy
G.I. Joe: Renegades (2010)
FireflyPeter MacNicol
Peter MacNicol


For this voice compare I am left a bit unsatisfied.  I have yet to hear a Firefly voice, that 'nails' it in my opinion.  For some reason I don't think Berger's role came off as sneaky or ninja-like as I would have liked.  Moy has that part down but doesnt sound tough enough at all. Schemmel really has both of those characteristics in his take on the character.  Perhaps a little over the top and a little more comical or smart mouth, but hey its a bad guy, that's how you are supposed to be. So, in the end I give this one to Schemmel.

1st: Schemmel, 2nd: Berger, 3rd: Moy



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said at 4:58 AM on Fri Nov 24 2017
VC thoughts update

I really like Gregg Berger's sneaky and gruff performance the most. He really seems to be having fun in the role and his delivery is pretty solid.

Matthew Moy is okay, but he sounds a bit too young.

Peter MacNicol sounds good, pretty sneaky, but a little bit too unhinged.

Sean Schemmel also sounds good, but he doesn't have the sneaky sound I want from Firefly.
said at 9:34 PM on Wed Nov 22 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Peter MacNicol
2. Sean Schemmel
said at 2:50 PM on Tue Sep 26 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Peter MacNicol
2. Gregg Berger
said at 2:15 AM on Sat Mar 11 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Berger's attempt at a snakeish voice is commendable, but to me it comes off more as funny than it does come off as threatening. It's not the worst to come from the original GI Joe, but it's not a good example. I guess I can give it credit for showing off a bit of Berger's range, but it wasn't that amazing of a performance.

Schemmel is very goofy and thuggish and it's very entertaining to listen to. It's nothing amazing for Schemmel, but it's fun for more of a lackey/thug kind of voice.

Matthew Moy is really bland here. The voice doesn't really stick out other than I think it sounds too young honestly. It sounds like he's 16 here and it's kind of distracting to me.

Peter is very intimidating in the role. His delivery is very creepy and I love how it just sounds like he's savoring every single word he says, he just oozes evil in the performance.

1. Peter MacNicol
2. Sean Schemmel
3. Gregg Berger
4. Matthew Moy

I'd say for a future VA, Robin Atkin Downes
said at 8:21 AM on Mon Mar 16 2015
1) Gregg Berger
2) Matthew Moy
3) Peter MacNicol
4) Sean Schemmel
virtual revenger
said at 9:32 PM on Sat Sep 13 2014
I just hope Berger isn't talking about Cobra Commander to Destro. What was Destro thinking?
said at 10:59 PM on Fri Jan 4 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Peter MacNicol: It's not hard to see why, he makes Firefly sound insane and unpredictable which is what I expect when I hear Firefly's voice
2. Greg Berger: A good example of the original show's voice acting. What keeps him from ranking #1 though is he lacks the insanity that MacNicol brings to him.
3. Matthew Moy: He sounds too high for the role, he also lacks any insane creepy effect for the character.
4. Sean Schemmel: While I love Sean as Goku here as firefly he was a miscast. He's too deep for one thing and the voice he uses sounds incredibly forced. Also he lacks the insanity that MacNicol has and doesn't sound the least bit creepy.
said at 8:08 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
 1 Shout Out!
For me, Peter MacNicol sounds the best.
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Gregg Berger
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