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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Shere Khan with sound clips and images.
Shere Khan is a tiger and the primary antagonist of the "Jungle Book" series. Shere Khan's arrogance and claim to be the rightful lord of the jungle are compensation for the fact that he was born with a crippled leg and was derided as "lame" by his own mother. Shere Khan aims to kill Mowgli, whom he attempted to hunt down as an infant.
Created by CatsTuxedo on Sat Jul 24 2010, 46 Comments, Add Comment
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The Jungle Book (1967)
Shere KhanGeorge Sanders
George Sanders
The Jungle Book (1967)
Shere KhanThurl Ravenscroft
Thurl Ravenscroft
Jungle Cubs (1996)
Shere KhanJason Marsden
Jason Marsden
The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
Shere KhanTony Jay
Tony Jay

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Kiryu2012
said at 10:23 PM on Tue Nov 25 2014
I wonder if Rick D Wasserman would make a good voice for Shere Khan.
Slick
said at 6:32 AM on Mon Nov 3 2014
I think Corey Burton is the current voice of Shere Khan. Please add him if he is.
immblueversion
said at 10:03 AM on Sun Nov 9 2014
@Slick Only if there's actual audio of him.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 4:45 PM on Wed Oct 22 2014
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My favorite is Tony Jay!
CuriousUserX90
said at 3:17 AM on Sat Oct 4 2014
All those who voiced Shere Khan have passed away.
Lpfan120
said at 6:18 AM on Sat Oct 4 2014
except Jason.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 1:04 AM on Thu Aug 21 2014
Can't go wrong with the classics, so George Sanders.

That being said, I'm fully prepared to change to Benedict Cumberbatch or Idris Elba, should they turn out to be better.
Torak
said at 8:08 AM on Tue Oct 14 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight The comparison between them should certainly be interesting :-)
frozenmarina
said at 12:04 PM on Tue Jul 22 2014
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Tony is probably the best of them all. George was awesome too, but I somehow love Tony.
Kiryu2012
said at 8:43 PM on Sun Jun 1 2014
George and Tony are my favorites. I can't pick between them as they're both epic as Shere Khan. Thurl provided an epic singing voice for Shere Khan, and Jason just sounds weird. I think Corey Burton or Benedict Cumberbatch should voice Shere Khan if he ever returns.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:10 AM on Tue Aug 19 2014
@Kiryu2012

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/benedict-cumberbatch-joins-jungle-book-726146
Kiryu2012
said at 6:27 PM on Wed Aug 20 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight
That oughta be cool.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:44 PM on Sun May 25 2014
My vote goes to Tony Jay. Mostly from watching TailSpin as a kid. Tony had such a marvelously wicked voice. No disrespect to George Sanders who originated the role, but I always think of Tony.

I'd like to hear Clancy Brown voice Khan at some point. Any others would be David Kaye, Jamieson Price and Paul Dobson. Clancy is my top pick, though.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 8:30 PM on Tue May 20 2014
What about Bill Lee when he sang that one line "That's What Friends are for!"? I think that should be added at some point!
DaveS (Training Moderator)
said at 10:05 AM on Sun May 4 2014
George Sanders! But Tony Jay does a great impersonation, more sinister and less smooth though.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 8:29 PM on Tue May 20 2014
@DaveS Tony Jay was using his natural voice the whole time.
facundo guerra 4
said at 11:42 AM on Sun Apr 20 2014
1-Tony Jay
2-George Sanders
They were perfect as Shere Khan R.I.P
Thurl Ravenscroft was good as the singing voice R.I.P
Jason was Terrible,almost sounding like Wolverine on helium
DVJ
said at 3:28 AM on Wed Apr 16 2014
Walt Disney said that he saw George Sanders when he was shown the first story board drawings of Shere Kahn,and i can see way,this was nothing short of perfect casting.

Having said that i have to give my vote to Tony Jay,hes traidmark sinister,suave bariton matched Shere Kahn perfectly and he never felt to as just a replacemeant,but made the character hes own

Thurl Ravenscroft is not that bad,i could hear his voice coming from a more faithfull to the book version of shere kahn,but Sanders was much better for the gentelman villain version they went with.

Jason Marsden,oh boy,even when i was a todler Jasons voice for yound Shere Kahn bothered me.Theres just something creepy about his voice that doesnt sit well.
JTurner
said at 1:10 PM on Mon Mar 10 2014
Of course Sanders was the original, and he did the job well. Having said that, though, I thought Jay was an impeccable replacement. He can also be heard as Shere Khan in the Disney series TAIL SPIN. Both are iconic, but I'm going with Jay. No opinion on the others.
Troodon2
said at 9:54 PM on Mon Feb 24 2014
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Cumberbatch, Please get Benedict Cumberbath to play him!!
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:39 PM on Mon Feb 24 2014
@Troodon2

*in before Cumberbatch ####storm -_- *

Good choice, but I'll take your Benedict Cumberbatch and raise you one Tom Hiddleston ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cZM9O37d3QU#t=647
Polyester Funk
said at 11:46 PM on Mon Feb 24 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight I think Clancy Brown would be a good choice for Khan.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 4:18 PM on Wed Mar 5 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight "Good choice, but I'll take your Benedict Cumberbatch and raise you one Tom Hiddleston ;-)"

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/www.ign.com/79/2012/04/hahaha_no.gif
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:25 PM on Wed Mar 5 2014
@DreamMaster08X Just wanted to share that. :-P
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:25 PM on Wed Mar 5 2014
@DreamMaster08X

That being said...

http://media.tumblr.com/4b361b30b5c5234e3548c8e50ccda7a0/tumblr_inline_mtbiznpvRi1rg6ns6.gif
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:26 PM on Wed Mar 5 2014
...well ####.
Metabad
said at 10:49 PM on Wed Mar 5 2014
@DreamMaster08X I'm not 100% sure about this one, but how about Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan and Tom Hiddleston as Kaa?
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:13 PM on Wed Mar 5 2014
@Metabad Not bad, not bad.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:49 AM on Tue Aug 19 2014
@Troodon2

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/benedict-cumberbatch-joins-jungle-book-726146
Finister2
said at 3:26 AM on Mon Jan 27 2014
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I wonder if Corey Burton would make a good Shere Khan?
Ross123
said at 3:06 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@Finister2 Yes he would since he's great at voicing other Disney characters. If they ever bring Shere Khan back (most likely he will appear in a Kingdom Hearts game) then Corey will voice him.
DVJ
said at 3:35 PM on Wed Mar 5 2014
@Finister2 Coreys already unofficially the new voices for disneys Shere Kahn,since he previously voiced Frollo and the Magic Mirrore,an juging from them he does a exellent Tony Jay impression
Ross123
said at 8:22 AM on Mon Sep 30 2013
Jason is the young version & Thurl is his singing voice (which sounded awful) so they don't count for me.

I have 2 go with George as he sounds more menacing than Tony.
virtual revenger
said at 8:58 PM on Tue Aug 6 2013
Poor Shere Khan born with a crippled leg. No wonder he became a man eater.
Axx
said at 3:15 PM on Sat May 11 2013
Wow, Kaa and Khaan sound nearly exactly the same! :)

I like.
Torak
said at 6:50 AM on Sun Sep 9 2012
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This is tough, Jay and Sanders both nail Shere Kahn's personality, I really their deep, British and villainous voices... but alas I vote for Tony on this one because George sounds a little too deep and gruff.

Thurl makes a good singing voice. But Jason was HORRIBLE: no British accent and just plain creepy as Shere Kahn!
MatthewC17
said at 6:37 PM on Sun Apr 29 2012
I prefer Jay Sanders sounds too Russian than British
PurpleWarrior13
said at 6:34 PM on Sun Apr 22 2012
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George Saders is the best, but Tony Jay was PERFECT as his replacement. Thurl has an amazing singing voice, and Jason was great as his younger self.
MatthewC17
said at 4:53 PM on Tue Jun 19 2012
@PurpleWarrior13 It's scary how similar they sound
I hope Corey Burton does a good job
thomwim
said at 10:48 AM on Sat Mar 24 2012
Cade Mc... No, I vote for Jason Marsd... Ah, I'm more used to Tony Jay!
BlankSlate
said at 7:28 AM on Sun Mar 11 2012
No contest; George, although Tony Jay did echo Sanders pretty well and Thurl is just plain awesome whatever he does.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 4:59 PM on Wed Dec 14 2011
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Tony Jay's the only one who can compare to George Sanders. Thurl Ravenscroft is an evil Tony the Tiger and Jason Marsden just never sounded right, even for a cub version of Khan.
Aurora
said at 10:24 PM on Sat Oct 22 2011
i'd have to say, but thurl's voice for shere khan reminds me of the nintendo character, bowser.
MatthewC17
said at 6:07 PM on Tue May 31 2011
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George Sanders was good
Tony Jay was amazing at imitating Sanders
Thurl Ravenscroft was in the original film he provided Shere Khan's singing voice
Jason Marsden is the worst he sounds creepy and he has no British accent
Metabad
said at 9:08 PM on Wed Feb 9 2011
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I can't decide between George Sanders and Tony Jay, both sound similar, both are good.

Thurl Ravenscroft seems like a good singer, but I don't think he fits the character.

Jason Marsden I guess is decent for a child version of Shere Khan, but can't even compare to Tony Jay and George Sanders.
glehnmarc (Guest)
said at 9:10 AM on Mon Jul 26 2010
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I really, like Tony Jay!


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