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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Helmeppo with sound clips and images.
Helmeppo is the bratty son of former marine Captain Axe-Hand Morgan. Now serving in the marines with Coby under the command of Vice Admiral Garp.

In the English dub of the One Piece anime, Helmeppo was first voiced by Sean Schemmel in the 4Kids version. In the Funimation version he was first voiced by Troy Baker and is currently voiced by Mike McFarland.
Created by Jackson_H on Thu Oct 8 2009, 29 Comments, Add Comment
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One Piece (2004)
HelmeppoSean Schemmel
Sean Schemmel
One Piece (2004)
HelmeppoTroy Baker
Troy Baker
One Piece (2004)
HelmeppoMike McFarland
Mike McFarland

EDITOR'S OPINION

Sean Schemmel's and Troy Baker's "version" of Helmeppo was when he was a spoiled, bratty and somewhat confidant person. Both voice actors do a good job playing the character's superiority complex. Mike McFarland plays the "version" of the character when he is training in the marines; struggling and suffering. IMO he does a great job playing Helmeppo for these kind of scenes. I thought all three voice actors did good work so I'm undecided which I like best since I liked them all.

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MatthewC17
said at 3:54 PM on Fri Aug 21 2015
All three did a great job but ranking wise.
1. Troy Baker: He sounded the most natural out of the trio.
2. Mike MacFarland: I have to say he sounds great in Helmeppo's later appearance even if at the beginning of his clip he sounds a little like Ussop
3. Sean Schemmel: Nothing against him he did a great Helmeppo voice and his acting was good but the script could have been better.
Ad23
said at 11:58 PM on Sat Jul 25 2015
It's a three-way tie for me. Although I would like to hear Brian Zimmerman's performance, too bad no one was able to find a clip of it.

I wonder what Christopher Sabat's portrayal was like in FUNimation's original test pilot.
HienFan
said at 4:56 AM on Fri Jul 24 2015
I prefer Sean listening more, he got a sillier more unlikeable spoiled snobbish aspect better, Troy sounded a bit mature but it was cool how out of the box it was for him
SteelEthlan
said at 6:13 PM on Fri Jun 12 2015
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I'm voting for Troy Baker for an impressive version with Sean Schemmel coming in second and Mike McFarland in good third.

For my results:

#1) Troy Baker

#2) Sean Schemmel

#3) Mike McFarland
HienFan
said at 8:25 AM on Sat Aug 9 2014
1 Troy
2 Sean
3 Mike
OldSchoolFTW
said at 5:29 PM on Thu Aug 22 2013
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1. Troy Baker
2. Sean Schemmel
3. Mike McFarland
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 12:01 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@OldSchoolFTW Agreed. Well, Troy and Sean sort of tie, but Mike is definitely weakest.
UltimateSSJ4GokouEX
said at 5:01 PM on Sun Jul 14 2013
1. Troy Baker
2. Mike McFarland
3. Sean Schemmel
Gekko_Amario
said at 3:01 PM on Tue Sep 11 2012
I love them all. They did came from funimation
MrParadox
said at 12:54 AM on Tue Nov 27 2012
@Gekko_Amario Actually Sean was in the 4Kids version, in fact he is now based in NYC though he does still occasionally work for Funimation.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 8:10 PM on Sun Jun 16 2013
@MrParadox He also mentioned at a couple conventions recently that he's apparently making the move to LA.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 6:15 PM on Sat Sep 8 2012
Troy's definitely the best, sounding more crazy, and more unlikable. Though Mike was a decent alternative. It's a shame Troy was unavailable to record those episodes...
PurpleWarrior13
said at 4:21 PM on Sun Jul 28 2013
Oh, and Sean sounded a bit hammy for my tastes.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 12:01 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@PurpleWarrior13 Isn't Helmeppo SUPPOSED to be sort of hammy?
PurpleWarrior13
said at 1:19 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus There needs to be a balance between ham and seriousness in this character. I think Troy got that balance down. Sean sounded nothing but hammy, and Mike sounded too silly. I don't blame Sean for his performance though. Pretty much every voice in the 4Kids version was pretty hammed up, making it hard to take the show seriously.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 1:23 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@PurpleWarrior13 The seriousness mainly comes after the first arc he's featured in, doesn't it? I recall Helmeppo being goofy and exaggerated for all of his damn near screen time in the first arc, even when he's threatening a kid with a gun. For that, Sean's take really worked. Plus, the clip doesn't get to when Sean starts screaming at the top of his lungs, which he's REALLY good at doing.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 1:36 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus There were times when the character was really supposed to be angry or threatening. It's very difficult to sound threatening while sounding like a hammy jerk, but Troy did it. Sean wasn't awful, but there was no balance, much like the whole dub. :P

I believe Helmeppo only appears in the episodes with Koby after that first arc, not sure. Mike's voice worked for those, I guess, but it does bring back some overt silliness and wouldn't have worked in the character's original episodes with Troy.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 6:19 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@PurpleWarrior13 I get what you're saying there. I know Sean COULD have balanced being cartoonish and threatening at the same time, but the 4Kids dub didn't really allow for that. So Troy does edge out for me, but Schemmel's take is VERY close to me.
HienFan
said at 4:07 AM on Sun Feb 22 2015
@Galactic_Cyrus Well that's the only real reason Troy is on my vote as well but Sean is still very good, Mike sounds TOO grating despite the fact it's suppose to be more serious by that point
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 11:48 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
@HienFan I know. I wish Troy had stayed around to voice the character.
HienFan
said at 8:39 AM on Thu Mar 5 2015
@Galactic_Cyrus I'm still questioning why was the character recasted in the Funimation dub, he did not look that much different from his debut, Colby look radically different to justify the change but not this guy
MatthewC17
said at 2:00 AM on Mon Jul 23 2012
What happened to Troy after the Captain Morgan arc?
Fulgore2005
said at 4:47 AM on Mon Jul 23 2012
@MatthewC17 They wanted to make Helmeppo sound "tougher" as he was serving with Coby in the marines. Hence Mike McFarland taking over.
MatthewC17
said at 6:19 PM on Mon Jul 23 2012
@Fulgore2005 Oh ok either way it sounds like Buggy
Fulgore2005
said at 2:13 PM on Fri Apr 20 2012
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Sean Schemmel's was definitely fitting when Helmeppo was whiny, bratty and weak. Troy Baker was a very convincing alternative though.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 9:15 PM on Wed Jun 22 2011
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Schemmel and Baker are equally great in this role. McFarland's version was a little bit TOO grating for me.


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