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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of RJ with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Over the Hedge

RJ is the smooth-talking, silver-tongued racoon character from the Over the Hedge franchise. He is usually more of a lone-wolf (er, uh, racoon...), preferring to stick to himself, forage for food on his own and not get tied down to any friends or family. But all of that changes when RJ runs into Verne and his 'family' of forest animals. Although he originally intended to use his new friends to simply repay his debt to Vincent, RJ eventually comes to love and care for his new 'family'. 
Created by TylerMirage on Mar 2 2013
Over the Hedge (2006)
RJStephen Stanton
Stephen Stanton
Over the Hedge
RJBruce Willis
Bruce Willis


As is typically the casting process with most big-budget animated Hollywood films, the main cast consists of a lot of "celebrity" voice actors, and RJ is no exception. Action-star extraordinaire, Bruce Willis, plays RJ in both the theatrical movie and the animated short. Though the temptation for this character might be to play up Bruce's action persona, RJ is portrayed as more of a slimy, almost cowardly opportunist, one who does whatever he can to save his own skin. And Bruce manages to convey that quite well in his performance. Stephen Stanton takes over the role for the video game adaptation of the movie. And of course, Stephen is no stranger to reprising roles from "celebrities" (Buzz Lightyear, Melman the giraffe, just to name a few). Stephen does a pretty good impression of Bruce's performance, even though it may not be perfect. 

Overall, I'm going with the original, Bruce.  



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said at 6:02 AM on Tue Jul 25 2017
I'm very curious what it would've been like if Jim Carrey voiced RJ since he was originally going to. I'd imagine he would've done an amazing job!

That being said Bruce Willis was a great choice too. He totally captures the con-man with a heart of gold personality just right with RJ. He gets my vote.

Stephen Stanton does a good job as a stand-in though. He does have some really witty lines in the game.
said at 2:58 PM on Fri Oct 7 2016
Stephen does a good impression of Bruce's RJ voice in the video game. But I still prefer the original, Bruce Wills all the way. But Stephen is still good too.
said at 8:06 AM on Sun Mar 6 2016
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I miss when Bruce Willis used to actually try acting in movies and despite not really liking Over the Hedge he did do a great job voicing RJ. RJ was definitely not his usual role as he's basically a shady con artist for a good chunk of the movie.

Stephen Stanton does a great job of voice matching Bruce.

But in the end I'll give my vote to Bruce.
said at 1:24 PM on Wed May 28 2014
Bruce is Number1.

Stephen did a decent though.
said at 5:25 PM on Thu Mar 14 2013
Bruce Willis. Stephen actually does a decent impression but Bruce is better.
said at 10:19 PM on Sun Mar 3 2013
Stephen does a good impression but Bruce is better.
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said at 12:10 AM on Sun Mar 3 2013
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Like how RJ isn't Bruce's normal roles
said at 11:17 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
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Going with Bruce Willis out of default.
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Who do you think has been the best from these RJ voice actors?
Bruce Willis
Stephen Stanton