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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Taurus with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Marvel Universe

Taurus is a Super-Villain in the Marvel Universe whose comic book debut was in Avengers #72 in January of 1970. There are several versions of Taurus out there such a man with a powerful Bull-suit, man piloting a giant robot bull, a powerful alien bull that can turn himself into a humanoid form and more but one consistent thing about them is that they are evil menaces who are out to destroy the Avengers. The original Taurus' Alter Ego is Cornelius Van Lunt who is an incredibly wealthy businessman and a powerful criminal mastermind and creator of the criminal cartel the Zodiac and he uses the Zodiac and his powerful Bull-Themed suit to take on the Avengers and is rivals with the criminal syndicate the Maggia. Every version of Taurus is known to be incredibly strong and are known for using their horns (but can use other types of attacks) but certain versions of Taurus are considerably more durable than others though.
Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 24 2012
The Avengers: United They Stand (1999)
TaurusGerry Mendicino
Gerry Mendicino
Iron Man (Marvel Anime) (2011)
TaurusRoger Craig Smith
Roger Craig Smith


Today on the Marvel Universe VC section we take a look at the leader of the Zodiac... TAURUS! Time to grab this Bull by the horns...

Gerry Mendicino- Gerry's rather deep (and digitally altered) voice does work with this take on the role pretty well as the Russian accent did seem a little strange at first but it grew on me pretty quickly. Gerry's performance for the role did have a good authoritative feel as the leader of a gang of evil Aliens out to attack Earth and is a pretty good example of the voice work in the show.

Roger Craig Smith- Yeah this show seems to be going with the idea of "guy piloting a big robotic Bull" depiction of Taurus and Roger's work on the role does suit this show's take on the role pretty well. Roger's voice for the role is alright as his performance is pretty good as he seems to be playing the role as a very desperate man whom is somewhat mentally unstable as he is piloting a large killer Bull robot. Roger's work on the role is pretty good as it is an alright example of his work and of the voice work in the show.

Overall neither of these guys are bad but I am actually going to go with Gerry a bit more on this one.



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8000 Saiyans
said at 8:07 PM on Tue Dec 12 2017
While the character is from New York and not from Russia, Garry Mendicino gets my vote for this one. One thing that'll never cease to amaze me about Avengers UTS is that despite being such a terrible show, it has some good performances.

Roger Craig Smith is a great VA, but his Taurus is just generic.
said at 12:19 AM on Sat Apr 29 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Gerry Mendicino

His performance is a lot more subtlety dark and mysterious as Taurus, almost chilling at times.

2. Roger Craig Smith

His take is decent, playing up the more manic and unhinged aspect of Taurus, but I oddly feel his take is a bit too high pitched for a character of this build (still, it's a unique voice from Roger, so I give him credit for that).
said at 8:26 PM on Sun Nov 27 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Gerry Mendicino was great as Taurus.
said at 9:20 AM on Sun Jan 24 2016
Nobody is perfect but Gerry Mendicino has a really cool deep Russian accent that's really fun to listen to, even though the character is suppose to be from New York.

Roger Craig Smith is just a spaz in a robotic Taurus suit. Nothing to special about his performance I'm afraid.

I'm going with Gerry.

It's a shame he hasn't appeared in any other series, almost just about anyone could pull off Taurus really well.
said at 12:10 PM on Fri Feb 20 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1) Roger Craig Smith
2) Gerry Mendicino
said at 11:34 PM on Thu Jul 26 2012
 1 Shout Out!
Usually, I'm not fond of the voice acting in UTS, but I'm gonna give this one to Gerry Mendicino.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:28 AM on Fri Jul 27 2012
@Anicomicgeek Oh yeah that show has a lot of questionable voices they have very few that are outstanding but Gerry was one of the better ones.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:43 AM on Wed Jul 25 2012
For a guy named Taurus you imagine a big deep voice. Garry did that very well, even the accent fits...grant it they said he's an alien so having one doesn't make much sense but still.
I understand Roger's version but for a guy named Taurus it doesn't really fit.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Taurus voice actors?
Gerry Mendicino
Roger Craig Smith