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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Storm Shadow with sound clips and images.
Storm Shadow is most often portrayed as a Cobra Ninja. He is an expert martial artist and is often used as an assassin or a bodyguad. He has a long standing feud with Snake Eyes that traces back to their childhoods. He trained in Japan under the Arashikage ninja clan.
Created by OptimusSolo on Thu Jul 29 2010, 10 Comments, Add Comment
G.I. Joe (1985)
Storm ShadowKeone Young
Keone Young
G.I. Joe (DiC) (1989)
Storm ShadowScott McNeil
Scott McNeil
G.I. Joe Sigma Six (2005)
Storm ShadowTom Wayland
Tom Wayland
G.I. Joe Spy Troops (2003)
Storm ShadowTy Olsson
Ty Olsson
G.I. Joe Resolute (2009)
Storm ShadowEric Bauza
Eric Bauza
G.I. Joe: Renegades (2010)
Storm ShadowAndrew Kishino
Andrew Kishino


Well, to get things started we can quickly eliminate Scott McNeill's version as that, in my opinion, is hands down the worst version of Storm Shadow that we have seen thus far. McNeil was doing so many voices on that show that he must not have had enough time to turn in one of his usually great performances.

After that it turns into a tale of two takes on this classic character. Bauza and Young obviously give the character the Japanese accent that many expect to hear out of Storm Shadow while Wayland and Olsson provide more of a generic ninja tone to the character. That being said I prefer Bauza over Young and Olsson over Wayland. In the end I think I prefer Bauza's take though slightly over Olssons.

1st: Bauza, 2nd: Olsson, 3rd: Young, 4th: Wayland, 5th: McNeil

EDIT: I can't believe I am going to do this, but the new Storm Shadow Andrew Kishino to me has the perfect blend of the two versions of Storm Shadow I described above

NEW Winner: Kishino


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said at 8:10 AM on Mon Mar 16 2015
1) Keone Young
2) Scott McNeil
3) Tim Joe (Rise of Cobra game)
4) Andrew Kishino
5) Ty Olsson
6) Eric Bauza
7) Tom Wayland
said at 6:55 AM on Wed Feb 18 2015
1 Tom Wayland
2 Eric Bauza
3 Keone Young
4 Ty Olysson
5 Andrew Kishino
6 Scott McNeil
said at 12:09 PM on Sun Mar 9 2014
Even though all manage to pull off the role, I think Keone Young is the most epic sounding. I remember watching The Revenge of Cobra and seeing Spirit carrying the Weather Dominator piece and saying "I feel another presence". And suddenly, a japanese-accented voice utters "That presence feels you as well... COBRAAAAAA!!!!" I think Storm Shadow's Cobra Battle Cry is one of the most iconic things of the original show, along with Cobra Commander's battle cry and Zartan's laugh.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:58 AM on Mon Aug 26 2013
As usual, all - or at least MOST - of them are great. Eric and Andrew are definitely my top picks. Poor Scott. Scott, why? It's almost like he was recording for another character and they put those lines with Storm Shadow. D:

Andrew's gonna' sneak ahead of Eric though.
said at 5:58 PM on Mon Dec 31 2012
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Oh man I had to log in after I wrote a post and it wiped it out.
But all I can reiterate is that I dont know how you can compare.
The technology back in 84/85 was much different today. Now you can digitally clean up all the flaws.
It was rugged and raw back then.
One thing I can tell you the Sunbow sessions with Wally Burr was like nothing that ever existed. With the old school guys like Mike Bell, BJ Ward, and of course my friend and the master Frank Welker. With new up and coming guys Corey Burton, Gregg Berger, Rob Paulsen. Add the extreme group which I was part of like Chriss Latta, Arthur Burghardt, and Kene Holiday. It was a gas.
Cig smoke would abound throughout the booth and I would recall one day walking in and seeing a fellow VA rolling on the floor. No one was noticing and I asked what was happening and nochalantly was told "Oh hes coming off a cocaine high, he'll be alright soon as we roll".
This wasnt all the time but it happened and was much more different in those days.
It was the wild west compared to today.
We would go from one to another, Transformer, Justice League, and Jem.
Then to Hanna Barbera or Disney and walla on a new film.
Running into guys like Phil Hartmann and Robin Williams. Learning new voices and sounds.
I dont know if you can compare it to today.
Storm Shadow/1985
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:05 PM on Mon Dec 31 2012
@keoneyo Man, that is so fascinating to hear! It's a real pleasure to have a professional voice actor like you on the site. That's a great story; it provides a lot of insight as to what the world of voice acting was like then. Very cool stuff!
said at 6:21 PM on Mon Dec 31 2012
Thank you Sir. Back then Voice actors were like the red headed step child of the acting business. But there were a lot of good people. I forgot to mention Dave Hall who voiced Col. Sharpe. Hes know as Robert David Hall now on CSI.
He lost his legs when an 18 wheeler slammed into his car. We had no disable access then and the actors use to carry Dave and his wheel chair up to the second story to Wallys tight fitting booth.
Dave was a champion and now heads the Disabled actors group at Screen Actors Guild.
He simply is amazing.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 3:45 AM on Tue Jan 1 2013
@keoneyo Continued great stuff sir. So glad to have you stop by the site, hopefully you got my recent email responses to your messages and you gave us a great idea as far as letting you guys provide input directly to the 'quotes' page! Would love to hear more from you very soon!
said at 12:04 PM on Sun Mar 9 2014
@keoneyo It's great to have the original Storm Shadow on this site. :)
said at 12:13 AM on Fri Jun 8 2012
Outside of Scott McNeil, they're all pretty good as Storm Shadow. Ultimately, though, I'm going with Andrew Kishino.

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Keone Young
Scott McNeil
Tom Wayland
Ty Olsson
Eric Bauza
Andrew Kishino