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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of War Machine with sound clips and images.
War Machine is the superhero identity of Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes. War Machine is Iron Man's partner and the armored suit shares similar abilities as Iron Man's armored suit such as flight, energy repulsors, super strength and an arsenal of offensive and defensive weapons.
Created by Foxwolf on Sat Apr 24 2010, 67 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Jackson_H, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
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Iron Man (1994) (1994)
War MachineDorian Harewood
Dorian Harewood
Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
War MachineJames Avery
James Avery
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Super Heroes (1998)
War MachineWayne Ward
Wayne Ward
Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2009)
War MachineDaniel Bacon
Daniel Bacon
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009)
War MachineNolan North
Nolan North
The Super Hero Squad Show (2009)
War MachineLeVar Burton
LeVar Burton
Iron Man 2: The Video Game (2010)
War MachineDon Cheadle
Don Cheadle
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)
War MachineBumper Robinson
Bumper Robinson
Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013)
War MachineJames C Mathis III
James C Mathis III
Iron Man 2: The Video Game (2010)
War MachinePhil LaMarr
Phil LaMarr

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Polyester Funk
said at 11:22 PM on Fri Oct 3 2014
James C.Mathis III is the best IMO. I like Dorian Harewood and James Avery a lot, too.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 1:19 PM on Tue Sep 23 2014
Time between Don Cheadle and James C Mathis for me.
Fulgore2005
said at 3:38 AM on Sat Feb 1 2014
Older- James Avery and James C Mathis are the best voices for the older War Machine IMO. Avery sounds a bit cheesy, but the performance is no doubt memorable. Mathis has that professional and experienced tone down well, which works for War Machine. Props to North for sounding unrecognisable.

Younger- It's not even a comparison for me. Don Cheadle is the best for the younger version. Sounds like a younger version of Mathis. Phil doesn't do too badly impersonating Cheadle. Could be better, but it works. Daniel Bacon works really well for the Armored Adventures version. Bumper Robinson is the weakest of the lot. I don't feel that War Machine is a profession like I can with Don Cheadle. One of EMH's worst voice/casting choices IMO.
GothamRed
said at 8:26 AM on Sat Feb 1 2014
@Fulgore2005 But Don Cheadle's not playing a younger version of the character, he just has a naturally higher voice. The only one who's intentionally younger is Daniel Bacon's version.
Fulgore2005
said at 1:32 AM on Sun Feb 2 2014
@GothamRed Right. I forgot that was Cheadle's natural voice. Oh well, one learns something.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:27 PM on Sun Jan 19 2014
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Personally, I think Phil does a near-perfect impression of Cheadle.

Also, I don't know why, but I prefer Avery as War Machine but Harewood as Rhodey.
pete
said at 3:03 PM on Sun Jan 19 2014
Phil dies. good impression but I prefer if he does a different performance in the future.
pete
said at 3:04 PM on Sun Jan 19 2014
@pete Phil dies a good impression.
pete
said at 3:05 PM on Sun Jan 19 2014
@pete does.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:00 PM on Sun Jan 19 2014
@pete O_O
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:54 PM on Sat Jan 18 2014
It's like they took all the good things we could expect from Phil as War Machine and did the opposite. I get he was a stand in for Don but he just sounds like he has a cold at times.
VctrBnsn
said at 8:34 AM on Sun Jan 19 2014
@Music Meister Well, he's trying to sound like Don Cheadle and not do his own thing. He sounds better I think in LEGO Marvel.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:01 AM on Sun Jan 19 2014
@VctrBnsn War Machine has line in Lego Marvel?
coolies
said at 5:58 PM on Sun Jan 19 2014
@Music Meister Yes in the House Party Protocol Deadpool Mission.
coolies
said at 9:47 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
9. Wayne Ward
8. LeVar Burton
7. Daniel Bacon
6. Dorian Harewood
5. James Avery
4. Don Cheadle
3. Nolan North
2. Bumper Robinson
1. James C Mathis III
When Phil LaMarr is added I'd put him between Dorian Harewood and Daniel Bacon.
chaosincarnate
said at 9:52 PM on Sun Oct 20 2013
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James C Mathis sounds closest to the voice I hear in my head when I read the comics, so I'm going with him.

Wayne Ward is just generic, Daniel Bacon, Levar Burton, and Bumper Robinson all sound too young, and Don Cheadle sounds just plain boring.

Dorian Harewood, James Avery, and Nolan North are all strong contenders for first place. James Avery just sounds a little cheesy but he's got the voice down, and Dorian sounds a bit too deadpan. I'm pleasantly surprised by Nolan's range, and I think he would be my favorite if he had more material to work with.
atlien
said at 4:32 PM on Fri Sep 26 2014
@chaosincarnate At least you have your own idea of what his voice should sound like. I think most people don't even care about that and pick the voice actor from their favorite series. Im seein' way too much judgement of Phil Lamaars voicing of the character is based on how much he sounds like Don Cheadle. Which is just asinine if you ask me.
chaosincarnate
said at 3:38 PM on Sat Sep 27 2014
@atlien Yeah, most one sided polls/VC's stem from what show/product the VA is working in, rather than how they stand as actual performances on their own. Hence the bias that goes on so easily.
Fulgore2005
said at 3:45 AM on Sun Aug 25 2013
An interesting comparison. A lot of these guys are great in the role. But I like James Avery's version the most.
Deadpool99
said at 2:18 PM on Wed Jun 5 2013
Nolan North and Don Cheadle are really the only ones I like.Buut what I find odd is that Nolan sounds nothing like anuthing he's ever done
MilanTheVillain01
said at 12:35 AM on Thu Apr 18 2013
Don Cheadle gets my vote, but I also really like Nolan North, James C. Mathis III, LeVar Burton & Bumper Robinson as well.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:46 PM on Mon Apr 15 2013
Also does James Avery's clip cut out for anyone else?
Silence
said at 5:22 PM on Thu Jun 6 2013
@Music Meister Yeah, it does for me too. For some reason Wayne Ward's does the same thing.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:53 PM on Thu Jun 6 2013
@Silence same for me.
A couple clips do that for me, a couple in the Doctor Doom compare too
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:00 PM on Sun Apr 14 2013
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Dorian Harewood, James Avery, Nolan North, and James C Mathis III are my favorites. Each gave a deep and powerful vocie that you would expect from a guy with machine guns on his body.

The others are a bit too light
pete
said at 1:25 PM on Sun Apr 14 2013
Nice change of pace from Black Panther but sticking with Avery.
coolgeek176
said at 12:50 PM on Sun Apr 14 2013
I'm going with Bumper Robinson. Everyone else did great too.
Silence
said at 8:44 PM on Tue Mar 19 2013
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Dorian Harewood: I'm surprised, he pulls off a really good performance.

James Avery: Did pretty good as well.

Wayne Ward: for what the Capcom games gave him, he did well.

Daniel Bacon: meh... nothing special.

Nolan North: Very well done.

LeVar Burton: A good performance, but it would be cool to see him do a serious War Machine.

Don Cheadle: I know he did play him in the movie, but like he did in the movie, Don gives a good effort and a good performance.

Bumper Robinson: My personal favorite War Machine, though I have to say what everyone else has said: This was a tough Voice Compare to vote on as the vast majority gave great performances as War Machine!
VctrBnsn
said at 3:39 PM on Sun Mar 10 2013
Dorian Harewood - 7/10
James Avery - 6.5/10
Wayne Ward - 5.9/10
Daniel Bacon - 6.9/10
Nolan North - 7/10
LeVar Burton - 7/10
Don Cheadle - 7.5/10
Bumper Robinson - 8/10
VctrBnsn
said at 8:19 PM on Sun Apr 14 2013
@VctrBnsn James C. Manthis III - 7.5/10
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:13 AM on Fri Jan 25 2013
My top picks are Dorian, James Avery and Bumper. But I think James Avery edges the other two out just slightly.
Autovolt
said at 2:02 PM on Sun Jan 6 2013
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I'm going to go with Bumper Robinson. Though Nolan North, James Avery and Don Cheadle were great too.

That being said since Bumper will be voicing Falcon in Avengers Assemble. I think Phil LaMarr should be the next voice of War Machine.
pete
said at 8:08 PM on Wed Jan 23 2013
@Autovolt 1. What makes you think Bumper won't reprise it since he's a main cast member? 2. Phil already voiced him for some additional dialogue in the Iron Man 2 game. See the 4th comment from the bottom.
VctrBnsn
said at 3:33 PM on Sun Mar 10 2013
@pete Lots of shows do something similar. Phil LaMarr is a reacurring cast member in Young Justice, yet they got KMR to do Jon Stewart simply because they wanted someone different. And even though Phil has done him once, it would be cool to hear him do it in something more high profile.
VctrBnsn
said at 3:36 PM on Sun Mar 10 2013
@pete Even though Phil has done War Machine , I mean. just wanted to be clear.
pete
said at 12:35 PM on Sun Nov 25 2012
Levar needs to do a serious version and why does he look like Samuel L. Jackson there?
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 7:44 PM on Wed Jan 23 2013
@pete I think the better question is "why SHOULDN'T he look like Samuel L. Jackson?" ;)
Torak
said at 10:02 AM on Sun Oct 7 2012
Went with James Avery. Though Nolan North, Don Cheadle and Bumper Robinson were good too.
Torak
said at 9:59 AM on Sun Oct 7 2012
Woah, where did Robinson's votes come from?
pete
said at 3:33 AM on Sat Nov 10 2012
@Torak Avengers EMH fanboys. For the ongest time Avery was leading. Darn shame.
pete
said at 3:36 AM on Sat Nov 10 2012
@Torak *longest
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:43 AM on Sat Nov 24 2012
@pete Deal with it.
pete
said at 12:39 PM on Sun Nov 25 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Here's the thing. James Rhodes is a veteran and he's supposed to sound like he's been in combat and Jame Avery did that best with Dorian Harewood, Nolan North, and Don Cheadle close behind. I personally think Bumper sounds too young for the role but he could improve if he had more to work with as could Daniel Bacon and Levar Burton.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:15 PM on Sun Nov 25 2012
@pete You mean if the execs at Marvel weren't assholes and didn't cancel AEMH. :-P
pete
said at 10:28 PM on Sun Nov 25 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Yeah pretty much though I think he was good in the "New Avengers" episode. In his debut he barely had any lines in the suit and had more lines out of it prior to that.
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:38 PM on Sat Dec 29 2012
@pete

No offense, but it depends on the war EMH Rhodey served. If we're talking about the Vietnam War or something like that or even the Gulf War, then yeah, he'd sound too young. If, like the live-action Rhodey, we're talking about the War on Terror, then he's fine.
VctrBnsn
said at 3:42 PM on Sun Mar 10 2013
@Anicomicgeek And it basically is the war on terror, maybe not Al Quida, but HYDRA, AIM, and Latveria count right?
Anicomicgeek
said at 2:59 AM on Mon Mar 11 2013
@VctrBnsn

In this case, probably.
Peachfuzz1954
said at 9:02 AM on Tue May 8 2012
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James Avery. I remember that episode. His deeper voice & attitude work best.
Ninjaman15
said at 12:53 AM on Thu Apr 12 2012
I know this might sound weird, but I'm actually gonna have to vote for Wayne Ward. The only reason being that I've played the crossover fighting games and I still can't get enough of War Machine's quotes in both MvC1 and MvC2.

"Here's my Sunday best!"
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:25 AM on Wed Apr 11 2012
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They're all good, but I think I'm gonna give this one to Bumper Robinson.
Anicomicgeek
said at 7:31 AM on Sun Apr 14 2013
@Anicomicgeek

James C Mathis III was good, but Bumper Robinson is still better, so I'm gonna stick with him.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:54 AM on Sat Apr 7 2012
I love how James Avery, Nolan North, and Don Cheadle are tied for first place (as of me writing this). Reminds me of the Captain Atom VC. XD

I went with Nolan North though.
pete
said at 10:55 PM on Tue Apr 10 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Only James in first place now. 1 vote for each of the later will change that though.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:10 PM on Tue Apr 10 2012
@pete That's why I said "as of me writing this". ;)
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:12 PM on Tue Apr 10 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Changing my vote to Bumper Robinson from AEMH.
SparklyShake12
said at 2:01 AM on Wed Mar 7 2012
Nolan North all the way! Wow, can't believe that's him! Awesome.
mon (Guest)
said at 3:44 AM on Wed Feb 2 2011
Nolan North got the strong War Machine voice that gives him his name.
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 2:04 PM on Sat Nov 6 2010
I agree with solidejake. Nolan North rarely shows his range, but man he really played a convincing African-American and gets my vote.
solidejake (Guest)
said at 10:59 PM on Sun Oct 24 2010
Nolan North! I just don't understand how that's him! Don't take this the wrong way, but he sounds the blackest out of everyone here, and he's white.
amazing (Guest)
said at 10:08 PM on Wed May 26 2010
James Avery and Don Cheadle from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
dannyboy (Guest)
said at 2:42 PM on Wed May 26 2010
James Avery is definitely the best one. But, Dorian Harewood is a close second.
smarttamarr94 (Guest)
said at 8:43 PM on Fri May 21 2010
Hopefully, In the future ther'll be a Rhodey compare
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 4:32 PM on Sat May 8 2010
Apparently Phil Lamarr did some extra dialogue for War Machine for the Iron Man 2 game.

If any one knows where I can find a sample let me know and I'll add it assap
smarttamarr94 (Guest)
said at 3:56 PM on Fri May 7 2010
Alright penguintruth let's see you make a rap song about War Machine this time
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 4:32 PM on Wed May 5 2010
well i pick don cheadle.he's my second faviorte rodey the best rhody is terrance howard.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 8:32 PM on Tue May 4 2010
Don Cheadle now added! :D

Game just came out today!

Am I great or am I great? :P


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Who do you think has been the best from these War Machine voice actors?
Dorian Harewood
James Avery
Wayne Ward
Daniel Bacon
Nolan North
LeVar Burton
Don Cheadle
Bumper Robinson
James C Mathis III
Phil LaMarr