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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, 22 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 5:19 AM on Wed Mar 11 2015
RCS is great in this role but Quinton Flynn is good as well.
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 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.
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.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 2:02 PM on Wed Dec 15 2010
TPTB = the powers that be (such as directors, producers or executives)
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:13 PM on Sun Sep 12 2010
I actually like Quinton Flynn better.

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Who do you think has been the best from these Deidara voice actors?
Quinton Flynn
Roger Craig Smith