Created by Pokejedservo on Mar 9 2011
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the G.I Joe Voice Compare section we have a little something for this Cajun Marine Gunnery Sargeant known by the code name... GUNG HO! We shall start this off with the original 80's G.I Joe series in which Gung Ho was voiced by the late great Chris Latta. Now some have noted on how Chris' accent for Gung Ho sounded more Southern instead of Cajun but to be honest I actually wasn't that bothered by that as Chris' rather gruff voice still worked well for Gung Ho to me. While Chris' voice had a good sense of gruffness for Gung Ho but so does his performance as it suits a big tough burly solder whom is capable of having a softer side as well. Basically Chris' performance as Gung Ho was not one of his best but it is a good example of his work anyways.
After the 80's Gung Ho never really appeared again until the mid-20's in the 2nd 3D G.I Joe Movie "Valor Vs. Venom" Scott McNeil takes over the role here. Unlike his 80's counterpart Scott's accent for Gung Ho was much more Cajun and he actually does a fairly good job pulling it off. While Gung Ho's depiction in Valor Vs. Venom was a bit more of a friendly easy going guy (I mean sure he wasn't really uptight in the original series but still) fortunately Scott's performance does certainly help make that work. Scott's voice for the role has a good mixture of gruffness and friendliness (but not making Gung Ho sound too soft in the process). While this performance is not Scott McNeil's best G.I Joe related performance (that would be Cobra Commander but that is another story) but it is a good example of his work nevertheless.
In G.I Joe Resolute Charlie Adler takes over the role of Gung Ho and while his attempt at the accent is a bit lighter one can notice it and its not too bad. Granted for the most part the accent that Charlie tried to do for the role was the biggest difference between his Gung Ho voice and his Flint voice but still Charlie's voice for Gung Ho is pretty good as it does have a good gruff feel as well. Oh yes and as for Charlie's performance as Gung Ho was pretty darn good as well as it can go from being cool in Gung Ho's lighter moments but firm during his more serious scenes. I will at least say that Charlie Adler's performance is probably one of his better performances in that show.
Last and I must confess the least is Steve Blum whom played Gung Ho in the G.I Joe Rise of Cobra Game. I like Steve Blum I do, I really do but this is one of those cases in which he was really miscast here as he didn't even both with the accent, his voice is a bit inconsistent and lacks the gruffness that one would normally expect from a Gung Ho voice. To be fair the fact that Gung Ho barely had any lines at all in the game probably did not help at all but still Steve Blum's work here as Gung Ho is rather disappointing in which the nicest thing I could say is that Blum did a better job with the Iron Grenadier. Overall I considerably liked most of the Gung Ho voices here except for Blum.