Gung Ho
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Gung Ho

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

Created by Pokejedservo on Mar 9 2011
G.I. Joe (1985)
Gung-HoChris Latta
Chris Latta
G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom (2004)
Gung-HoScott McNeil
Scott McNeil
G.I. Joe The Rise Of Cobra The Game (2009)
Gung-HoSteve Blum
Steve Blum
G.I. Joe Resolute (2009)
Gung-HoCharlie Adler
Charlie Adler


Today 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.    



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8000 Saiyans
said at 3:00 PM on Wed Oct 18 2017
Even if he doesn't have a Cajun accent, I love Chris Latta's performance. He made this Marine likable.
said at 2:58 PM on Tue Sep 26 2017
1. Chris Latta
2. Charlie Adler
said at 11:08 AM on Sat Oct 22 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Pretty interesting how Charlie Adler is Gung Ho in a show where Steve Blum is Duke, yet Steve Blum is Gung Ho in a different game.

That aside, I have to give this one to Chris Latta, he's too classic in the part and his lower, more gravelly tone fits Gung Ho nicely.

Scott McNeil's more goofy take, despite maintaining a similar pitch to Latta, and Charlie Adler's more clear take, both fit the role pretty well, though.

Steve Blum isn't bad, per se, but he's definitely not as good as the other three.
said at 3:14 PM on Thu Apr 7 2016
 1 Shout Out!
1. Scott McNeil
2. Chris Latta
3. Steve Blum
4. Charlie Adler
said at 9:39 AM on Sat Oct 22 2016
1. Chris Latta
2. Scott McNeil
3. Charlie Adler
4. Steve Blum
said at 6:29 PM on Tue Mar 29 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Oh hey, Chris Latta and his main stand-ins!
said at 7:16 PM on Tue Mar 29 2016
@Ghosty404 Not all of 'em, though (looks at Michael Dobson).
said at 7:31 PM on Tue Mar 29 2016
Next time, on G.I. Joe.......
said at 8:25 AM on Mon Mar 16 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1) Christopher Collins
2) Steve Blum
3) Scott McNeil
4) Charlie Adler
said at 9:06 AM on Thu Dec 25 2014
Lot of good voices here

1 Scott
2 Charlie
3 Chris
4 Steve
said at 9:13 AM on Tue Mar 12 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Charlie Adler.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 6:34 PM on Fri Apr 29 2011
I like McNeil in a lot of stuff but his Gung-Ho is pretty terrible in my opinion. Gotta give this one to the late Chris Latta!
said at 2:13 PM on Fri Apr 29 2011
@NCZ the good news is that the clip now has got the right clip of Gung Ho's voice in GI Joe at last.
said at 2:23 PM on Fri Mar 11 2011
The late Chris Latta's clip will definitely have to be updated; the current one at the moment is his Sparkplug Witwicky voice from Transformers!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:40 PM on Fri Mar 11 2011
@Jegsworthy_444 That's what I just said, lol
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:01 PM on Wed Mar 9 2011
Chris Latta's clip will have to be updated; the current one is his Sparkplug from Transformers.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Gung Ho voice actors?
Chris Latta
Scott McNeil
Charlie Adler
Steve Blum