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Voice Compare » G.I. Joe » Zartan

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Zartan with sound clips and images.
Zartan is the infamous mercenary from the G.I. Joe series that is usually hired by Cobra to carry out some type of hit. He is also the leader of a group of renegades called the Dreadnoks. Besides being a ruthless hitman Zartan is also a master of disguise. He could not only change his color to blend into his background but he had excellent vocal impersonation ability. He usually stayed in dark areas as the sun would weaken his power. He also had a long running rivalry with Destro.
Created by OptimusSolo on Jun 28 2010, 12 Comments
G.I. Joe (1985)
ZartanZack Hoffman
Zack Hoffman
G.I. Joe Spy Troops (2003)
ZartanColin Murdock
Colin Murdock
G.I. Joe Sigma Six (2005)
ZartanMarc Thompson
Marc Thompson
G.I. Joe Resolute (2009)
ZartanSteve Blum
Steve Blum
G.I. Joe: Renegades (2010)
ZartanBrian Bloom
Brian Bloom


This is unusual for me to say since I usually like the Resolute voices and Steve Blum but for this one he is easily my least favorite of the voices. He just comes across like an every day hitman and loses the dark mysterious sounding part that makes the character so cool. Zartan is easily one of my all-time favorite Joe characters and I need my Zartan voice to capture that essence.

The original actor, Zack Hoffman has one of the best bad guy laughs of all-time in my opinion and that almost makes me go with him as my favorite.

However, even though I usually don't like the Sigma Six voices, in this compare I have to give my vote to Marc Thompson. I can't believe I am not going with the original here but I just love what Thompson did with the voice.



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said at 8:05 AM on Mon Mar 16 2015
1) Zack Hoffman
2) Brian Bloom
3) Colin Murdock
4) Steve Blum
5) Marc Thompson
said at 9:37 AM on Fri Nov 7 2014
Michael Des Barres as Zartan, anyone???

I would definetly go for it.
said at 7:21 AM on Thu Feb 14 2013
I'll go with Steve Blum.
said at 4:02 PM on Mon Jul 9 2012
Colin Murdock aside, I liked everyone's version of Zartan, but I'm gonna go with Steven Blum.
said at 9:20 PM on Wed Aug 31 2011
"As you wish Cobra Commander?"?

Zack Hoffman never had that "Cobra Commander's faithful sidekick" thing for his Zartan voice. :(
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:43 PM on Thu Sep 1 2011
@Celeste He's not supposed to be his faithful sidekick! Zartan is supposed to be a 'in it for himself' untrustworthy backstabbing greedy mercenary!
said at 10:50 PM on Thu Nov 17 2011
@OptimusSolo I know he wasn't supposed to be a faithful sidekick. That's why I was astonished at Colin Murdok's Zartan saying "As you wish Cobra Commander!"
WTF? That's not how Zartan's character is supposed to be.
said at 10:28 AM on Mon Jan 14 2013
@Celeste Yeah, but if you watch the movie, Zartan's reaction when he says that line is kinda like a "Curse you, Cobra Commander" expression, mainly because he didn't get paid XD
said at 9:07 PM on Tue Apr 26 2011
I'm with Blum!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:21 PM on Mon Mar 14 2011
 1 Shout Out!
I'm going with Marc Thompson. He sounded really cool.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:31 AM on Mon Jun 28 2010
If anyone can help us with clips from SpyTroops/Valor vs Venom, we will add that actor to our compare.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Zartan voice actors?
Zack Hoffman
Marc Thompson
Steve Blum
Colin Murdock
Brian Bloom