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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Kowalski with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Madagascar

Kowalski is one of the four penguins from the Madagascar films, TV specials and TV series.

He is the tallest of the penguins and is the most intelligent. He tends to over-analyze missions and is acting leader when Skipper is unavailable.

Created by Jackson_H on Feb 14 2010
Madagascar (2005)
KowalskiChris Miller
Chris Miller
The Penguins of Madagascar (2008)
KowalskiJeff Bennett
Jeff Bennett


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said at 4:52 PM on Mon Sep 11 2017
Chris is fine in the role, but Jeff gets my vote.
said at 4:03 PM on Fri Mar 31 2017
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Chris just threw a voice out there. Jeff MADE the voice that makes me think Kowalski!
said at 1:49 PM on Mon Oct 31 2016
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Chris Miller was okay, but he sounded a bit too gruff at times.

Jeff Bennett can be a little nerdy sounding at times, sure, but he fits the character's more intelligent personality quite a bit more with his performance.
said at 7:06 PM on Wed Jun 15 2016
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Jeff Bennett IS Kowalski.
said at 3:11 PM on Fri Mar 25 2016
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Chris Miller. Jeff Bennett sounded nothing like the original, and honestly, I think that when you have a running series, that you need the VA's to sound as much like the original as you can- unless the original is outdated or something.
said at 6:48 PM on Sat Mar 19 2016
I'd say I prefer Miller. I think Bennett is too stereotypically nerdy.
said at 8:49 AM on Sun Jan 31 2016
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Chris Miller is decent but I find him too gruff and Kowalski didn't have too many lines or much characterization in the movies.

Jeff Bennett on the other hand while not really going for a spot on impression makes Kowalski not only his own character but also sounds far more like the characterization should an over-analytical genius. Though I suppose the fact the Penguins got more focus in the cartoons played a huge factor.

Kowalski is one of my favourite Jeff Bennett roles so in the end I have to give my vote to him.
said at 6:27 AM on Sat Jan 16 2016
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Chris sounds like a soldier at war. Jeff sounds more like an intelligent strategist, so my vote goes to him.
said at 10:46 AM on Mon Sep 7 2015
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Yeah, I'm going with Jeff. Chris isn't bad, but Jeff sounds like he's having more fun as Kowalski.
said at 4:36 PM on Sat Dec 13 2014
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Miller did a lot better in the Penguins movie than ever before.
said at 6:28 PM on Mon Jun 23 2014
Ironically, if Jeff Bennett used his Kyle Katarn voice, it would've been a lot closer to Miller's Kowalski voice.
said at 3:48 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
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Jeff sounds smarter & Chris sounds like he's in a war zone half the time.
said at 10:23 AM on Sat Aug 3 2013
@Ross123 Yes! My words!
said at 1:25 PM on Tue Apr 30 2013
CM: Too deep and rasping. It gives him miliartary look, but i still think that it isnt good.
JB: More free and higher. It gives him smart guy look and i like smart guys. I also like when sings. Jeff all the way!
said at 6:43 PM on Sun Apr 7 2013
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One of the rare cases where the original voice is less popular than the second/impersonating voice.
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said at 11:23 AM on Sat Apr 6 2013
I prefer Chris Miller, but Jeff does a great job too.
said at 11:02 PM on Sat Mar 16 2013
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Jeff seems better.
said at 8:26 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
Chris Miller, i'm just more use to him
said at 5:24 PM on Mon Oct 29 2012
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I like both but Jeff adds a bit more to his personality so I'll go with him.
Dark Kuja
said at 3:32 PM on Mon Oct 29 2012
Go9in' with Jeff on this one.
said at 12:26 PM on Mon Oct 29 2012
Chris Miller's adds the military aspect to Kowalski's voice. And they are supposed to be like a military troop.
But Jeff Bennett's using his usual smart guy voice, and Kowalski is nothing if not the smart guy.
said at 6:46 AM on Sun Feb 19 2012
In this case, I vote Jeff.
said at 6:45 AM on Sun Feb 19 2012
Can't decide between Jeff Bennett and Oliver Feld.
said at 2:37 AM on Wed Dec 21 2011
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Jeff Bennet all the way! Though Chris Miller was still pretty good!
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Who do you think has been the best from these Kowalski voice actors?
Chris Miller
Jeff Bennett