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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Deidara with sound clips and images.
Deidara is the youngest member of Akatsuki. Quick to be angered and annoyed and also very hot-headed.

In the English dub version Deidara's voice was first heard in the first Naruto anime series in episode 135. He was voiced by Quinton Flynn. For the English dub version of the Naruto: Shippuden anime Deidara is voiced by Roger Craig Smith.
Created by Jackson_H on Wed Nov 4 2009, 21 Comments, Add Comment
Naruto (2005)
DeidaraQuinton Flynn
Quinton Flynn
Naruto: Shippuden (2009)
DeidaraRoger Craig Smith
Roger Craig Smith


Even though he only voiced Deidara for one episode IMO Quinton Flynn was great and probably could've played the character for Shippuden. I guess the English TPTB just forgot about previously casting the character since it was only one episode, or maybe wanted a slightly different approach to the character. Roger Craig Smith's voice is also great and IMO fits Deidara's personality very well too.

I prefer Roger Craig Smith so my vote is for him.


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said at 10:14 AM on Sun Oct 6 2013
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They're both so perfect, I can't decide between them. Quinton Flynn doing his Reno/Axel voice is a perfect fit for Deidara, but Roger Craig Smith is a bitter smoother and captures the "artist" aspect of his character better. Yeah, it's a tie, though Smith edges out a little.
said at 1:13 AM on Sun Jan 13 2013
I say Mikey Kelley would be the best if he ever voiced Deidara.
said at 9:25 PM on Sun Nov 11 2012
Hmm its a hard choice between the two but i would have to like i like Rodger slightly better
said at 6:27 PM on Tue May 29 2012
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I think they both did a good job. It's weird how comparing them they sound a bit different but when I don't think about it, they sound the same.

lol Also cuz Roger voices Sonic and Quinton voices Silver. =P
said at 5:57 PM on Mon Jan 2 2012
Both Quinton and Roger do a fantastic job, though I think I prefer Roger just a little more as I think his voice seems to fit Deidara's personality better.
said at 9:49 PM on Fri Dec 16 2011
Quinton Flynn was good with what little he had, especially since there wasn't a clear visual of Deidara at that point, but if he still used that voice when the character was revealed in-full, I wouldn't find it anywhere near as fitting. There's also too much of a resemblance to Iruka.

While I don't think that Roger's trying to be "sexual" was necessary, he still fits Deidara's personality and appearance better. Thus, he gets my vote.
said at 6:28 PM on Tue May 29 2012
@pokemastanumba1 "sexual"???? I have no clue what you're talking about. lol

But I agree on everything else.
said at 8:56 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
@Axx That's his style and personality based on his mannerisms; he's obviously meant to represent the stereotypical flamboyant artist, like Launch Octopus.
anonymous (Guest)
said at 12:10 AM on Sat Jan 15 2011
@jackson Really? I don't think the Japanese producers/directors would have anything to do with how the English ones handle their versions due to the tremendous amount of collaboration and hardwork it would take if that were the case. Sure, the English dubs would improve, and you do sound reasonable enough, but I personally find that to be a bit too outlandish.

@diabloking True, but IMO both portrayals fit Deidara rather well and it's a lot of effort for VAs to distinguish between different roles, hence why I remain neutral and say Quinton=Roger here.
diabloking (Guest)
said at 2:24 PM on Fri Jan 14 2011
i like Roger Craig Smith better because he sounds more like the Japanese voice actor where as Quinton Flynn sounds more like an evil Iruka
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 1:47 PM on Sat Dec 18 2010
lol actually yes in this case it did mean the ENGLISH dub producers, voice directors, etc

my bad :D

I believe the Japanese TPTB only get involved with English casting when it comes to main characters

e.g. Oda (creator of One Piece) approved of Funimation's English dub cast

Maile Flannigan also had a meeting with some Japanese executives when she got the part of Naruto.
anonymous (Guest)
said at 9:19 PM on Fri Dec 17 2010
@jackson Oh, I thought you meant Viz Media, the company who is distributing the English dub of the series.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 2:02 PM on Wed Dec 15 2010
TPTB = the powers that be (such as directors, producers or executives)
anonymous (Guest)
said at 10:39 PM on Tue Dec 14 2010
@Jackson_H I agree with you. Can't really say who I like better in this VC.

P.S. What is TPTB?
jasmine (Guest)
said at 7:21 PM on Sat Nov 13 2010
hmm.....i like Roger Craig Smith's voice better....XD sounds sexier..X3
kit (Guest)
said at 7:31 AM on Sat Oct 9 2010
I prefer Quinton Flynn. He's also Axel from Kingdom Hearts 2 and Reno from Final Fantas: Advent Children
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:13 PM on Sun Sep 12 2010
I actually like Quinton Flynn better.
omegars (Guest)
said at 3:20 AM on Sat Aug 14 2010
Roger all the way. He's perfect for it.
s (Guest)
said at 11:22 PM on Sun Jul 4 2010
I can't believe some people actually prefer Flynn. He sounds almost exactly the same as Iruka.
jeremy (Guest)
said at 4:33 PM on Sun Mar 7 2010
i prefer the Quinton Flynn one better, sounds more scary and i love his voice
unknown (Guest)
said at 1:41 AM on Mon Feb 1 2010
love roger craig smith voice makes
deidara sound sexy!

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