Rock n Roll
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Rock n Roll

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

Rock n Roll is the code name for Craig S. McConnel, a Sergeant and later Staff Sergeant for the G.I. Joe forces. He was known as a surfer, a musician and a weight lifter and worked with the Joes as an infantry specialist. Introduced as a toy before he appeared in either comics or on television, Rock n Roll would find most of his exposure in the pages of the comics. He was only featured in 36 of the Sunbow episodes but would also later appear in the DIC series. Rock n Roll's voice was usually given a 'surfer' sound in the Sunbow series but that same sound was seemingly absent in the DIC series.

Rock n Roll only had speaking roles in 6 of the Sunbow Episodes in which Frank Welker and Will Ryan seemingly switched on and off as far as who provided the voice. Frank Welker provided the voice in 3 episodes; "Jungle Trap" (1985), "Duel in the Devil's Cauldron" (1983) and "Slave of the Cobra Master" (1983).

Will Ryan also provided the voice in three episodes; "The Synthoid Conspiracy: Part 1 & Part 2" (1985), "Cold Slither" (1985) and in the 5-part episode entitled "Revenge of the Cobra" (1984).

Neither Welker nor Ryan would reprise the roll of Rock n Roll in the DIC series. Instead, Kevin Conway took on the job.
Created by Pokejedservo on Nov 27 2009
G.I. Joe (1985)
Rock n RollKevin John Conway
Kevin John Conway
G.I. Joe (1985)
Rock n RollWill Ryan
Will Ryan
G.I. Joe (1985)
Rock n RollFrank Welker
Frank Welker


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said at 4:18 PM on Wed Nov 1 2017
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VC thoughts update

Will Ryan did a very good job with Rock 'n Roll. By his performance, I could tell that this was a former guitarist and surfer from LA. Will really had a cool attitude that fit the character perfectly.

Kevin Conway is just as good as Will. He just sounds pretty cool and laidback.

Frank Welker (the clip here is Will Ryan) just sounds too high-pitched and more like a nerd. Definitely not one of Frank's best roles.
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said at 3:42 PM on Wed Nov 1 2017
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I'll go with Will Ryan.
said at 5:17 PM on Tue Sep 19 2017
I pick Frank Welker.
said at 7:50 AM on Mon Mar 16 2015
1) Will Ryan
2) Frank Welker*
3) Kevin Conway

*That clip is still not Welker.
said at 9:48 AM on Mon Jan 14 2013

At 35:17, That's Welker as Rock 'N Roll
said at 1:38 PM on Sun Sep 23 2012
Actually, Welker only voiced Rock 'n Roll in the ARAH miniseries. I can say that because when he speaks in the miniseries, he has Blades' voice, so the clip you attached with Welker is actually Will Ryan.
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said at 1:39 PM on Wed Mar 28 2012
the voice you hear in the welker clip is actually that of john hostetter. he also did the voice of bazooka.
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Frank Welker
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