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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Dr. Claw with sound clips and images.
The second in our series of Inspector Gadget compares gives us the evil Dr. Claw. Dr. Claw is one of the rare examples within this franchise of a character who not only had the same voice actor in both seasons of the original show but also in the series pilot. However, apparently Don Francks originally replaced Welker for the main series, and recorded about 35 episodes before Welker was brought back and was able to re-record most of Franck's episodes before they aired, except a few, 4 to be exact. The voices are very easy to distinguish from each other. Of course, you may recognize that Welkers Claw voice sounds very similar to both his Darkseid and his un-vocoded Soundwave voice. Finally, in Gadget and the Gadetinis Brian Drummond took on the role.
Created by OptimusSolo on Tue Apr 20 2010, 20 Comments, Add Comment
Inspector Gadget (1983)
Dr. ClawFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Inspector Gadget (1983)
Dr. ClawDon Francks
Don Francks
Gadget and the Gadgetinis (2001)
Dr. ClawBrian Drummond
Brian Drummond

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said at 4:48 AM on Fri May 22 2015
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Going with Frank(obviously) though Brian's take isn't bad. I admit Don's sounds like Sabretooth with more of a rasp but for a different take it's not too bad. It was a bit distracting hearing that voice on the old show when they couldn't get Frank though.
Axem Red
said at 8:41 AM on Tue Jan 13 2015
1. Frank Welker
2. Brian Drummond
3. Don Francks
Jacob M. Keene
said at 8:47 PM on Thu May 22 2014
My favorite is Frank Welker of course!
Polyester Funk
said at 12:29 AM on Thu Apr 24 2014
Frank Welker is the best Dr. Claw. That voice is scary.

Brian does a good job, but don't really like how he sounds when he yells. Don is alright. He was a good fill-in.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:31 AM on Thu Apr 24 2014
@Polyester Funk Kevin Michael Richardson would be a good Dr. Claw. Just listen to his Shadow King.
said at 2:57 AM on Mon Jan 27 2014
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I wonder if Clancy Brown would make a good Dr. Claw.
said at 2:22 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
They're all good, but Frank Welker nails it. Second would be Brian, and Don at third place.
said at 12:05 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
Frank is my favourite though Don & Brain both did average impressions.
said at 10:46 PM on Mon May 20 2013
I remember finding Don Francks's Dr. Claw voice strange as a kid, in those four episodes he did the voice (especially in "The Coo-Coo Clock Caper.") I was so used to Frank Welker, who was and still is the best Dr. Claw (he even reprised the role on Robot Chicken!)
said at 5:21 PM on Thu Oct 13 2011
Frank Welker wins of course, he made the character his own with his distinct voice. But for what its worth Don Francks did do a fairly good imitation, probably not the best but not too bad either. Not a fan of Drummond as Dr. Claw, I prefer his role as Vegeta personally.
said at 3:20 PM on Sat Apr 9 2011
Brian Summonds sounds like Jim Cummings
said at 5:11 PM on Wed May 2 2012
@pete *Drummond

Don't hear Jim as much now but he would be perfect in the role.
said at 2:22 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
@pete Just what I was thinking!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:15 AM on Tue Aug 17 2010
I have never seen a source say anything other than Welker for DrClaw so i would need to see proof of this before I take it too seriously.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:53 PM on Wed Apr 28 2010
Sorry, I was too busy to find specific quotes maybe one day I will change them over though :)
said at 5:58 PM on Tue Apr 20 2010
I'm going with Frank Welker but i have to say that Brain Drummond did a great job of copying Frank Welker's Voice

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