Pokemon Pokemon


Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Brock with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Pokemon

Brock is a Pokemon breeder and former Gym Leader of Pewter City. He is a close friend of Ash Ketchum and has been a traveling companion for the majority of the anime series. He often falls in love with every pretty woman or girl he meets such as Officer Jenny or Nurse Joy. Brock has a great knowledge of all Pokemon and is also a great cook. His goal is to be the best Pokemon Breeder he can possibly be and also find a girlfriend.

In the English dub version of the Pokemon anime by 4Kids Entertainment Brock was originally voiced by Eric Stuart. Eric Stuart would voice Brock for 8 seasons and all Pokemon films during that time until the voice actor replacement.

In 2006 4Kids lost the license for the Pokemon anime and Pokemon USA took control of producing and dubbing the series. After successfully auditioning for the 10th anniversary special Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon, Brock has since been voiced by Bill Rogers.

In the Pokemon Origins TV Special Brock was voiced by Johnny Yong Bosch.
Created by Foxwolf on May 16 2009
Special thanks to Jackson_H for additional sound clips.
Pokemon (1998)
BrockEric Stuart
Eric Stuart
Pokemon (1998)
BrockBill Rogers
Bill Rogers
Pokemon Origins (2013)
BrockJohnny Yong Bosch
Johnny Yong Bosch


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said at 7:27 PM on Fri May 20 2016
The Bill Rogers clip is a really early one for him. He got much better (and higher) towards the end of Diamond and Pearl, and at that point I have to give it to him over Eric Stuart.
said at 1:08 PM on Thu May 26 2016
@Reignsan Yeah, I agree. Bill Rogers also had a better and much higher voice as Brock in Pokemon Battle Frontier and sounded very similar to Eric Stuart's performance as Brock. IDK, maybe the voice direction was different and very off in early DP, I guess.
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said at 12:25 PM on Thu Mar 31 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
I get a good chuckle out of Brock - a character notorious for having squinty/non-existant eyes - saying "What your eyes don't see, is very clear to me".
said at 1:49 PM on Thu Mar 31 2016
said at 7:23 AM on Thu Mar 31 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Eric Stuart is the clear winner of this comparison. Not only did Eric provide an age appropriate voice for Brock, but he also brought a great deal of personality, warmth, and depth to his rendition of the character. The clip here doesn't do him any justice, though, unfortunately. If anyone wants to hear what Eric actually sounded like as Brock, here's a good clip of that. He demonstrated broad range and versatility in the role:

Anthonyiscool64 said it best, really: "Eric Stuart will always be Brock and always will be!"
said at 10:16 AM on Fri Apr 1 2016
@Dr.Who Yeah on second though eric is a lot better than Johnny.
said at 9:57 AM on Tue Feb 9 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
It's a toss between Johnny and Eric,While being a viz actor Johnny pulled off Origins Brock very well,but Eric is the main Brock and is still the best today hands down.

forget about the guy who sounds like an old man on the toilet i forget his name but his Brock was awful god awful oh I remember his name's Bill Rogers.
said at 9:39 PM on Wed Mar 30 2016
@Artherax123 Johnny is an actor who often works for Viz. He also works for Marvel, DIsney, Capcom, & Aniplex. Viz is not a talent agency, they license productions - they're a licensing company.
said at 6:38 AM on Thu Mar 31 2016

Johnny has done some work for FUNimation as well in the past. He's most likely a freelance voice actor who does work for whatever company will hire him, like many other actors.
said at 12:17 PM on Thu Mar 31 2016
@Dr.Who Oh, yeah, it's just that I was thinking his city of residence, that it doesn't make him a "Viz actor" so to speak.
said at 12:20 PM on Thu Mar 31 2016
Oh yes: I was just adding on to what you're saying as being true- what you said is right. To be fair to Artherax123 as well, Johnny does do most of his work for Viz Media, so I can see why he came to that conclusion.
said at 2:57 PM on Sat Jan 2 2016
 7 Shout Outs!
Eric Stuart's Brock is easily one of the best roles and performances he had in his voice career. He struck the right balance between being a wise knowledgeable gym leader and Pokemon breeder and being a hilarious wannabe ladies man. There was a reason Brock was one of my favourite characters growing up, he was a fun character....for the most part.

Bill Rogers.....yeash. Initially he kinda emulated Eric Stuart but he ended up forcing a gruffer tone which made Brock sound too old and creepy. Had I been Bill, I would have kept the voice lighter since Eric's take wasn't that deep at all and he might have sounded better or closer to Stuart. I think another disadvantage Rogers has is that Brock in late AG/DP started to get boring and repetitive so he really didn't have many moments to truly shine in.

Johnny Yong Bosch is also at a disadvantage since he's playing game Brock and not anime Brock. He kinda voices Brock in a similar tone to his Ichigo except more bland. He doesn't really have much of a personality, if he was anime Brock, he really would have been fun, getting to play his goofier wannabe ladies man personality. Still JYB is better and more fitting.

So yeah Eric Stuart is getting my vote.

If I had to pick someone new to voice Brock. My top two choices are Eric Vale and Kirby Morrow. Both have cool, smooth voices and would be hilarious at bringing his funnier side out.
said at 10:11 PM on Thu Dec 17 2015
 8 Shout Outs!
Decided to go more in depth on my thoughts here after hearing them all again in actual episodes or specials:

Eric Stuart was a perfect fit for Brock, honestly, I really don't think this clip does him any justice at all. He made the character sound wise, intelligent, caring, and also sounded like your everyday teenager, but was also hilarious whenever the character had to flirt with women. Like Torak said, Eric really made Brock interesting and fun to watch as far as the English dub goes, and his take was very unique as well as classic.

Some examples of this:

Johnny Yong Bosch is okay/decent as Brock, though, but like I said before, JYB's take is very, very bland, and there's no real range in his take. All I'm hearing from him here is just a 20-24 year old version of Ichigo Kurosaki or LeLouch, reading lines off a page. Still, he's tolerable in the role, I'll take him any day over...

Bill Rogers, who is the exact antithesis of Eric Stuart, and was severely miscast here, let these speak for themselves:

Now I'll admit Brock is a lot of things, but what he is not, is a 50-60 year old buffed out trucker guy who is really constipated, but you wouldn't guess that hearing Rogers' take, and he's particularly dreadful in flirting scenes:


1) Eric Stuart
2) Johnny Yong Bosch
3) Bill Rogers
said at 9:21 PM on Thu Nov 26 2015
Bill Rogers' Brock actually is pretty good. It's just this voice clip is very low quality.
said at 4:48 PM on Sat Nov 28 2015
I have to disagree, sorry, Bill Rogers' Brock is generally pretty bad, he's sounded exactly like this since DP.
said at 11:34 PM on Sat Sep 19 2015
 4 Shout Outs!
1. Eric Stuart: He doesn't sound exactly like Yuuji Ueda but he did Brock justice. I love all the scenes where he flirts with women. Stuart outdid himself as Brock.
2. Johnny Yong Bosch: A bit generic but just like Stuart he does a great job as Brock in Origins.
3. Bill Rogers: A hit and miss here, his voice in the Mirage special was too scratchy, the redubbed version sounded better but by BF and DP he sounded severely miscast.
said at 2:47 PM on Wed Sep 16 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Eric Stuart easily wins this one, as he showed the greatest range in the role, while proving a distinct and age appropriate voice for Brock.

Johnny Yong Bosch is pretty average as the character- he sounds pretty bland and generic in the role, and comes off as sounding like a low rent of his better Ichigo voice from Bleach.

Bill Rogers is just horrible in the role and doesn't sound anything like a teen- he sounds like an old man who really needs to go to the toilet badly.
said at 2:22 PM on Fri Aug 28 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Eric Stuart just absolutely nailed it- when I think of a wise teenager like Brock, that voice instantly springs to my mind. He brought a really unique voice to the role and gave Brock a lot of character, nuff said.

Johnny Yong Bosch did a good job with his voice, but in his acting, he sounds a bit too flat and dull, like he's just reading his lines off a page. Sounds pretty phoned in from him.

Bill Rogers as Brock sounds like a really macho man guy in his 50's or something, not a teenager, and him flirting with women and really scary, actually, and not in a good way.
said at 9:12 AM on Mon Jul 20 2015
 4 Shout Outs!
Eric- Smart teenager voice
Bill- Buff elderly guy at gym voice
Johnny- Young adult blandish voice

Eric is best Brock
said at 9:39 AM on Sun Jul 12 2015
 4 Shout Outs!
At his core, Brock is a character who's full of wisdom and knowledge about the Pokemon world and it's inhabitants while being a romantic on the side and Eric Stuart nails that, while being funny in the role, no doubt helped by the writing. Johnny Yong Bosch was good too and he sounded a fair deal like Eric, but a little younger. Bill Rogers sounds like an overly angry, smoking pedophile who really needs to take a tinkle.

#1: Eric Stuart.
#2: Johnny Yong Bosch.
#3: Bill Rogers.
said at 11:37 AM on Fri Jul 10 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Yeah that's the time where i have to vote for Eric cause i feel like he's the only voice actor that had his charms and feels like he was the character we all knew and Johnny, he really needs manage his voice a little better because he sounds totally like Ichigo as a vocal variation, but he's decent enough.

Won't say much of Bill Rogers here though.

Results of Voices of Respective Voice Actors that voices Brock:

#1) Eric Stuart

#2) Johnny Yong Bosch

#3) Bill Rogers
Silly Sally
said at 10:24 AM on Sun Jul 5 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Eric Stuart is the only one I would classify as good, Johnny Yong Bosch didn't put effort into Brock's voice/acting and sounds too old, and he's too forgettable. He doesn't get Brock's character either. Bill Rogers is too old too but ironically I have the opposite problem otherwise as he can't go one line without sounding pissed. It's close but I think Johnny MIGHT be slightly better.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 12:42 PM on Sun Jul 5 2015
@Silly Sally In fairness, Takeshi's character in Red/Blue is a lot smaller than it is in the anime, so Bosch is at a natural disadvantage there.
Silly Sally
said at 12:46 PM on Sun Jul 5 2015
@CatsTuxedo I don't think I quite understand but if I'm correct you're saying his screentime is smaller in the games?
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 4:23 PM on Sun Jul 5 2015
@Silly Sally Yeah. The Gym Battle against him is really the only scene he has in the game, and that's what Origins was adapting.
Silly Sally
said at 4:28 PM on Sun Jul 5 2015
@CatsTuxedo There were a few more scenes too but even then some of the other actors got just as little time or less and they weren't as bad as Johnny Yong Bosch was, they at least tried - well except Kyle Hebert as Professor Oak but that's another compare....
said at 9:42 AM on Wed Jul 8 2015
@Silly Sally Personally, i think he could've done his voice more brock-like better but at the very least it wasn't as rougher sounding as Bill does for me. It's our own opinion really.
Silly Sally
said at 2:15 PM on Thu Jul 23 2015
@SteelEthlan I agree that he should have been more Brock-like and yes Bill Rogers is no better.
said at 1:06 PM on Sun Jul 26 2015
@SteelEthlan The entire purpose of Pokémon Origins was to be based on the games and distance itself from the mainstream anime. That's why none of its characters had the same voices as their mainstream anime counterparts.
said at 1:41 PM on Sun Jul 26 2015
@TeridaxXD001 Good point and i know about that already.
said at 3:45 PM on Fri May 1 2015
 4 Shout Outs!
Gonna have to echo what the majority is saying for this one: Stuart > Bosch > Rogers
said at 10:23 AM on Sun Apr 19 2015
 4 Shout Outs!
Eric Stuart was awesome in this role and really brought out a lot of Brock's character whether it be the flirting scenes in which he was hilarious, or in serious situations such as life or death ones or helping others in trouble. His voice was also age appropriate, too, so he was pretty much perfect for Brock.

Bill Rogers was a lot deeper and rougher in his voice pitch than Eric Stuart and he really couldn't do the flirting scenes at all-- way too creepy.

Johnny Yong Bosch is fairly okay in the role and serviceable, but he's really generic and forgettable at the same time. All I'm hearing is Ichigo trying to be Brock, honestly.
said at 8:49 AM on Sun Apr 19 2015
 1 Shout Out!
The Bill Rogers voice clip is low quality, so it's kind of hard to judge him from here. In the actual anime he sounds more similar to Eric Stuart.
said at 10:19 AM on Sun Apr 19 2015
From what I heard of him in DP episodes I watched, not really: he sounds much deeper and older than Eric's Brock.
said at 8:59 PM on Thu Apr 30 2015
@technickal Well that was true in Battle Frontier and the Unova flashback though in Diamond Pearl it's a lot deeper
said at 3:44 PM on Fri May 1 2015
Nah in the Unova flashback it was as deep as in Diamond and Pearl and even more grunty.
said at 4:35 PM on Sat Mar 12 2016
From Battle Frontier to late Diamond & Pearl, Bill sounded more like Eric Stuart's voice, and did it very well. Rogers actually sounded like Stuart and not some 50 year old man in BF.
Once late early Diamond & Pearl came, It got a but deeper and more gruffier but still sounded like Stuart's. Once Episode 39 of Diamond and Pearl came, he sounded flat and sounded like a 50 year old man, even coming more dreadful and creepy in flirting scenes. It's so creepy. Even more dreadful than early late DP.

Bill Roger's sounded better as Brock from Battle Froniter- late early Diamond and Pearl. (Season 10-11) After that, his voice for Brock became downhill and just wasn't the same.
said at 12:24 PM on Mon Apr 6 2015
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Pretty sure for the Pokemon anime we all grew up with, Eric Stuart is the obvious choice. Bill Rogers is at least an octave too low.

Johnny Young Bosch was a good choice for a more serious, more faithful to the games anime adaptation, and he clearly is the best actor of the three. Since origins was clearly intended for adults that had grown up with the original Gameboy games, it makes sense that they'd choose a more mature-sounding cast that could actually act. Not that I doubt Eric Stuart's acting ability, but you can only do so much with the dialogue you get from a show for seven-year-olds.
said at 10:20 AM on Sun Apr 19 2015
Not really in agreement with this: I heard Johnny in Origins and while he does a good enough job, he felt kinda generic and bland in the role. Eric gave him much more character and emotion, plus the Anime had plenty of moments when it could be serious (more in the older series than newer), and Eric definitely delivered on them. Like when Charmander was about to die, for example.
said at 1:12 PM on Sat Jan 17 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
I don't think Bosch's portrayal was bad, per se, but it definitely wasn't what I was expecting when Brock opened his mouth.

I honestly never liked Bill's performance, and I cringed pretty much every time he tried to flirt with a woman. It just sounded unnatural.
said at 4:38 PM on Tue Jan 6 2015
Will Friedle or Jack Desena as the "ladies man" version?
said at 12:08 PM on Thu Jun 26 2014
 6 Shout Outs!
Ah Brock.
1. Eric Stuart - Where would Brock be if it weren't for that iconic voice. I particularly love that episode with the diner fantasy. It was funny and excellent, without Eric Brock and all his Pokemon have lost their charm.
2. Johnny Yong Bosch - An excellent VA for anime, his best roles are Kaneda and Ichigo. A natural for Brock, he seems to get the nature of the character down to a tee.
3. Bill Rogers - Not only does he not sound like Eric, but his portrayal is too goofy and cartoony, and not to mention very grating. This has to be TPCI's worst voice casting for a male.
said at 9:24 AM on Sat Jun 21 2014
#1) Eric Stuart (EP015-AG145 = M01-M08 > EP005-EP014)-
Perfect. Eric demonstrated broad range, versatility, and fit Brock/Takeshi extremely well. One only needs to watch "Showdown in Pewter City," "The Little Big Horn," and "Sharpedo Attack" to see how well Eric fit Brock. His voice fit the character's age (a 15 y/o teenager) very well, and he gave Brock so much personality, charm, wit, while also staying true to Brock's intelligent, wise, polite, humble, but also extremely perverted as well as flirtatious behavior. Eric Stuart IS Brock in the English dub: very memorable and quite frankly, irreplaceable. 10/10

#2) Johnny Yong Bosch (The Origin)-
Pretty good. Johnny's performance and voice fit Brock's wise and kind-hearted nature well enough, but hes a little bland and generic in the role when compared to Eric Stuart's performance as Brock. Johnny's delivery of his lines was a bit awkward as well, like (e.g. "The damage it has received"), but he's still very good and I like his Brock. I'd certainly prefer him taking over the role in the Main Anime right now instead of Bill Rogers! 8.5/10

#3) Bill Rogers (AG146-AG161 > AG162-AG192 > BW116 > DP001-DP050 > DP051-191 = M09-M13)-
Horrible, dreadful, and simply atrocious-- the worst by far. His voice not only sounds NOTHING like a 15 year old teenager, but it does not fit Brock's personality as well as character at all: he makes Brock sound like an aged, burly, buffed out jock or old man in his 50s who is always constipated-- very creepy to listen to, especially in the flirting scenes. Harmful to the ears, and in no way is on par with the other two. 0.5/10
said at 10:05 AM on Tue Jun 10 2014
Definitely Eric. Johnny Bosch did an outstanding job though.
Element Riser
said at 9:27 AM on Mon May 12 2014
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Eric Stuart gives Brock more personality than the other two.

Johnny Yong Bosch is good, but he's not as distinct in the role as Eric Stuart.

Bill Rogers... all I hear is a 60-year-old bodybuilder overcompensating for something.
said at 3:45 PM on Sat Jun 21 2014
@Element Riser
Yeah, Bill was beyond awful as Brock to say the least, and I agree with you on Eric and Johnny as well: Eric > Johnny > Bill as Brock.
Element Riser
said at 5:17 PM on Sat Jun 21 2014
@Savate Bill Rogers wasn't so bad early on, at least after the initial MOMP dub (even there, he sounded better than he did in DP), but around DP, he took a nosedive.
said at 6:03 PM on Sat Jun 21 2014
@Element Riser
Yeah, that's why I gave him such a low rating: his BF performance was okay even if it was a little too raspy and coarse for my liking, but like you said, around DP he took a nosedive in quality in the role.
said at 5:52 PM on Tue Apr 8 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Eric Stuart all the Way! ;)
Shiny Raticate
said at 11:37 PM on Sat Mar 29 2014
Holy crap, I have to update my comment:
Eric Stuart just cannot be beat. Bill Rogers is a good voice actor, but not a good Brock, unfortunately. It's just too deep for my liking, and he doesn't get any different when he changes emotions.
Johnny... I don't know how to judge him; I'm so used to somewhat goofy voices playing Brock, but he's pretty good, I guess.
said at 7:41 AM on Mon Jan 13 2014
Last I remember Bill Rogers had 5 votes, guessed some migrated to Johnny Bosch
said at 3:35 AM on Thu Dec 26 2013
 1 Shout Out!
The best of the group has to be Eric Stuart: I always liked his Brock, and he's the only one here that gave Brock a very distinct, unique voice that stands out from other characters in the anime or in The Origin, for that matter. I really see nothing wrong with him here: he was pretty much perfect as the character throughout his run, sans some yells where Kaiba slipped in during the Hoenn Saga, but that's not a big deal in the larger scope of things. He is hands down my favorite.

Johnny Yong Bosch is my pick for second best. He did a very good job expressing Brock's warmer side like Eric Stuart before him in the actual anime, only in The Origin's English dub. I guess the reason I feel he is inferior to Eric Stuart's performance as the character is that his voice just sounds like he's using his Ichigo Kurosaki voice for Bleach, but merely toning it down a bit. It's not that distinct or unique on his part, and it doesn't have that Stuart charm to it. He is still a pretty good Brock, though: he is age appropriate and does a solid job.

Bill Rogers is my least favorite. I've never really liked him in this role...don't get me wrong, I'm sure he is a talented guy, but to me he's just too forced, gravelly, and too rough as Brock. In Battle Frontier, he did an okay impression of Eric Stuart's Brock, but was very phlegmatic and rather emotionless at times, making it boring. In Sinnoh, he was completely off and made Brock sound quite a lot older than he should have, and was generally completely miscast in the role. In the Unova Saga flashback ep, he was in between those two performances of his in the anime dub. He earns a rather distant third place in my eyes.
said at 8:06 PM on Thu Dec 19 2013
How come there's a different voice actor for Brock in Pokémon the Origins? Wouldn't it've been smarter to have Eric Stuart reprise the role? At least they made the right call not having Bill Rogers do it again.
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@Foxwolf What I meant to say was it didn't seem like former or current actors were a part of Pokémon the Origins. I'm sorry you got it the wrong way.
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said at 1:40 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
 1 Shout Out!
stuart is, and will always will be the original voice of brock.
said at 8:54 AM on Sat Dec 7 2013
 1 Shout Out!
I'm sorry to the other two, but in my mind Eric Stuart will always be the true voice of Brock.
said at 7:44 AM on Sat Dec 7 2013
They're all okay, but my vote will always go to Stuart...
said at 8:05 AM on Thu Dec 5 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Bosch sounds a lot closer to Eric Stuart than Bill Rogers does. Particularly if you go back and watch Brock's first appearance in the anime where he was the Gym Leader. Eric Stuart's tone was very JYB-esque there.
said at 4:06 PM on Fri Aug 8 2014
I couldn't agree more: I wouldn't mind Johnny Yong Bosch voicing Brock in the Anime's current English dub, tbh. He's not my favorite Brock, and he's really not as good as Eric Stuart was, but his take on Brock is a drastically huge improvement for the character over what Bill Rogers has been putting out as Brock these last few years, IMO-- his Brock does work for me.
said at 2:34 PM on Wed Dec 10 2014
@Savate Bill Rogers' Brock was actually really good in Battle Frontier. It just sucked hard in Sinnoh, which is where the clip is from.
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said at 9:55 PM on Mon Dec 2 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
I honestly forgot how lacking Bill was as Brock compared to Eric. I guess I never realized it when I was younger.

Don't much care for Johnny, if it wasn't for looking like Brock I wouldn't be able to tell Johnny played the same character
said at 2:19 PM on Mon Dec 2 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Johnny is but could he do his perverted side? His version is the opposite of the mainstream version, a guy who gets all the ladies.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:28 PM on Mon Dec 2 2013
@pete If the likes of Vash and Guy Cecil are any indication, yes.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 2:29 PM on Mon Dec 2 2013
@pete Brock is not the guy who gets all the ladies. He wants to be that guy, but he isn't.
said at 2:38 PM on Mon Dec 2 2013
@Nightmare Crusher
Wilhelmina, Natalie, Lucy, Holly and Autumn prove otherwise.

Of course that's just a blemish compared to Ash's track record.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 2:55 PM on Mon Dec 2 2013
@rosebr10 That's five out of what? Seventy, eighty, probably more. And it's not like any of those went anywhere unless I missed something after I stopped watching the show.

Still, you are right about Ash.
said at 4:11 PM on Mon Dec 2 2013
@Nightmare Crusher I meant in Origins. A few girl all talking about how awesome a gym leader he is plus there's the girl(or was it girls that associate with his gym.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:12 PM on Mon Dec 2 2013
@pete Okay, that makes more sense.
said at 11:47 AM on Fri Dec 6 2013
@pete It's not going to happen in Pokemon Origins, seeing as it is taking itself more seriously, compared to the main anime.
said at 11:26 AM on Mon Dec 2 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Johnny Yong Bosch's voice is good, but I think it would fit either Red or Green more. Eric Stuart is still my pick.
said at 8:45 AM on Mon Dec 2 2013
Wow JYB just appeared and he has a higher vote than Bill.

Actually I prefer him over Eric as well
said at 4:04 AM on Mon Dec 2 2013
 1 Shout Out!
PurpleWarrior13 sums up my views on JYB's performance :-) On a side note, I like how Johnny already has more votes then Bill Rogers!
said at 12:34 AM on Mon Dec 2 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Bosch actually kinda works as Brock. Not my favorite, but it just works.
said at 4:11 PM on Fri Aug 8 2014
Yup! That's exactly how I feel, too.
said at 9:21 PM on Sun Dec 1 2013
 6 Shout Outs!
Bosch's voice sounds pretty generic, and very typical JYB, but it gets the job done, and he captures that Brock's spirit very well. Eric Stuart's voice is too memorable and classic to pass up, and Bill Rogers sounded a bit too forced for my tastes, and pretty generic.
said at 9:55 AM on Fri Nov 22 2013
 6 Shout Outs!
Now that Johnny Yong Bosch voiced Brock in "Origins", he's my second fave after Eric Stuart. Sorry Bill: you just can't compare.
said at 9:05 PM on Sun Dec 1 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Agreed.
said at 5:01 PM on Wed Nov 6 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Eric Stuart, easily. He has a very unique voice that fits the character like a glove, and I can see why it might be hard for Rogers to replicate that. It also doesn't help that the directing on the newer Pokemon episodes is less than stellar, so I can see why it would be hard for Rogers.
said at 12:45 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
This is tough. Eric Stuart was a perfect Brock in Kanto and Johto, but sounded too "Kaiba-esque" by Hoenn. Bill Rogers was a great replacement during Battle Frontier but then sounded awful in Sinnoh: too deep and growly.

Overall, though, Eric Stuart did it better. Even his worst wasn't as bad as the voice Bill Rogers was using for most of his run.
said at 11:49 PM on Fri Oct 4 2013
I actually liked Eric Stuart's voice for Brock in Hoenn. I mean, I can definitely see where you're coming from, because when he shouted in emotional or tense scenes, I heard his Kaiba voice, but most of the time he really sounded the same as he did in Kanto-Johto to me.

Bill Rogers was great as Brock when he started off in Battle Frontier. I don't know what's happened to his Brock over the years, but his voice doesn't really fit the character now. Since Sinnoh, he's been giving Brock a really gruff and deep voice, and it's really grating on the ears.

To be fair, Bill's performance as Brock in BW116 was an improvement over the Sinnoh one, but his yelling is still really deep and growly, and he was very off and on in general.

Basically what I'm saying is that Eric Stuart's Hoenn voice was still better than Bill Rogers' Sinnoh and BW116 voice(s), even though Bill Rogers' performance as Brock in Battle Frontier was a bit better than Eric in Hoenn, IMO.
said at 7:27 PM on Sat Oct 5 2013
@OldSchoolFTW Yeah, I'd rather have Eric back as Brock now, even in his Hoenn voice. Anything's better than Bill Rogers' voice like it is in that clip.
said at 2:13 PM on Mon Dec 2 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus I think Eric did that to mature Brock a bit, like he went through puberty since the characters actually aged till Black & White.
said at 7:49 AM on Sat Sep 14 2013
Stuart has the best character, but Rogers sounds less annoying when he's flirting with woman.
said at 1:30 PM on Fri Aug 30 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Eric 10000 percent, he made brock an awesome loveable character
said at 5:38 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Easily Eric Stuart for me. Bill Rogers is one of my least favorite among all replacements. His voice is far too gruff and deep for Brock, and he doesn't sound like a 15 year old teenager either. He has improved a bit in BW from what I saw of the flashback scene, but he still fails to yell or express himself in an appropriate manner. Frankly, Bill Rogers sounds very creepy when flirting with women as Brock or yelling, and he sounds horrendous in those scenes. He creeps me out a bit, actually. He sounds way too old for my tastes.

Conversely, Eric Stuart was a wonderful Brock and he never failed to hit all the right chords of Brock's personality, was excellent in all facets of expressing his emotions and in flirting scenes, and was all around very well cast as Brock.
said at 12:25 PM on Fri Aug 16 2013
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No doubt Bill Rogers messed up with Brock. Eric Stuart fits Brock perfectly. Nobody wants Bill Rogers to do Brock anymore. NOBODY.
said at 10:34 PM on Sat Jul 27 2013
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Bill Rogers is pathetic. Eric Stuart never failed to express his character with alot of passion. Speaking of Eric Stuart, doesn't the voice he provided for Brock sound alot like Seto Kaiba?
Shiny Raticate
said at 3:24 AM on Fri Jul 12 2013
Eric Stuart is the one and only Brock. I just feel like Bill Rogers didn't fall into the roll well enough.
said at 7:02 PM on Sun Mar 10 2013
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Bill Rogers is way too deep. Eric is much better.
said at 2:40 AM on Fri Feb 22 2013
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Makes me glad Brock isn't around anymore so I won't have to hear that catastrophe of a voice.
said at 12:05 AM on Wed Nov 21 2012
Brock/Takeshi, the 15 year old prodigal pervert. Pokemon Breeder turned Pokemon Doctor.

So, anyway, here's what I think:

1) Yuji Ueda- He's very natural, and I don't know, I like something very much about his performance. It's a comforting voice, feels like he's saying "it's going to be alright, don't lose heart." Gentle, passionate, and simply phenomenal. I can't say much else.

2) Eric Stuart- Excellent. He started off a bit forced in the first...let's say 10 eps or so...but Eric then became excellent in the role. He maintained Yuji's calm and collected persona, but also wisdom without overdoing the performance. He seems to give a very caring and warm voice like Yuji did, and he makes Brock absolutely hilarious in the English version. Some have criticized it for sounding too much like Seto Kaiba, but I'd say Seto Kaiba sounds too much like Brock (after all the YGO 4Kids dub came after the Pokemon 4Kids dub). And that's besides the point: if a voice fits a character, I see no problem with it sounding somewhat alike. Eric kinda adds another dimension to Brock as well: he makes him absolutely hilarious in the flirting scenes. It's a performance that is truly great and like Veronica's Ash, it's priceless.

3) Bill Rogers- Decent performance. It's tough to carry on Eric's legacy and his work, but Bill seems to be trying his best and that's important. Now, when Bill speaks as Brock, it's a fitting voice and maintains Eric and Yuji's sense of wisdom. The yelling and flirting scenes...not so much. It's too deep when those occur, and is a bit jarring. Still, decent-good performance overall.
said at 4:54 PM on Tue Oct 16 2012
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Going with Eric Stuart. He's definitely great for Brock/Takeshi.
said at 8:18 AM on Sat Oct 13 2012
Bill Rogers's wife was my honors English teacher a few years ago, but they just recently got a divorce.
said at 10:34 PM on Sun Oct 14 2012
@Thesegger Um, what does that have to do with the voice compare?
said at 9:15 PM on Wed Oct 17 2012

Like it or not, Eric Stuart didn't quit voice acting when he moved. He said in an interview that moved from New York to Tenesee because he wanted to get away from the craziness of the big city. He does work with his band but still gets time off because he really can't resist voice acting. He still voice acts and is willing to come back on Pokemon just like Taylor and Lillis.
said at 6:11 AM on Tue Aug 28 2012
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Here is my ranking of Brock VA's.

1. Eric Stuart. This man MADE Brock, made Brock the funny, memorable and emotional character he is! I honestly can't see anything bad about his performance, he matches Brock's age and he is just too classic to pass off, not to mention he was one of 4kids best actors!

2. Yuji Ueda. Basically the Japanese equivalent of Eric, normally I like Japanese VA's in the anime a lot more than the English VA's but Eric's performance was special, so I put Yuji at second.

3. Bill Rogers. Oh lord... it's like TCPI paid no attention of Brock whatsoever: it sounds like an old, gruff, constipated 40 year old man! How old is Brock again? Oh that's right he's 18 years old, Bill sounds REALLY forced, and doesn't even match Brock's age! I would have to agree that ever since BF, Bill has got a little worse: thank the lord he wasn't in BW!

I still really miss Brock, especially how Eric voiced him, a timeless performance full of emotion, heart and character: another fine example of the 4 Kids voice work. :)
said at 9:22 PM on Sat Sep 8 2012
@Torak Brock is actually 15 years old.

I do agree with everything else you said though. :D
said at 9:31 PM on Wed Aug 22 2012
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Eric! Without a second thought.
said at 8:49 AM on Sun Jul 29 2012
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Eric Stuart- Excellent. Eric definitely fits Brock and can be hilarious when he needed to be.

Bill Rogers- That clip makes Bill's Brock sound like a middle-aged man trying to be epic. It doesn't work and to be honest, sounds horrendous.
said at 11:57 PM on Sun Jul 22 2012
To be honest Brock is one of the few characters I prefer the Japanese voice to any of the dubs but here goes
1 Yuji Ueda
2 Eric Stuart-Don't really like it especially in his fanboy mode
3 Bill Roger- Sounds like a dumb jock, not as bad as Arceus in the 12th movie though
said at 1:01 PM on Fri Jul 13 2012
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Brock is hard to rank
1. Eric Stuart- Truly natural performance and a lot of emotion and heart. Without Stuart Brock wouldn't be what he is today.
2. Bill Rogers - What can I say one of my favorite TPCi actors. Sure his Brock voice sounds forced and out of character. His voices for Combusken, Corphish and Sudowoodo as well as Quilava sound just as good as the predecessors. He's trying to improve he'll get there eventually.
said at 1:29 AM on Sun Jul 8 2012
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Bill's voice is too stiff, Eric wins!
said at 6:46 AM on Thu Jul 5 2012
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Eric Stuart will always be Brock and always will be! ;)
said at 9:24 PM on Sun May 20 2012
There's been some controversy over Bill Rogers but I have to say he cracks me up he enjoys doing Pokemon I doubt he's doing it just for money he's been active since 1999 and if he's not a good VA then I don't know who is
said at 3:51 AM on Tue Jan 3 2012
Bill is a good stand in for Eric but isn't him
said at 9:19 PM on Tue Nov 1 2011
Bill's Brock sounds more flirtatious
said at 1:28 AM on Wed Sep 28 2011
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Haha if you dont say Eric freaking Stuart you are crazy!
said at 8:01 PM on Sun Sep 11 2011
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Eric Stuart for the win. Though, I'm steadily getting used to Bill Rogers' voice as well.
said at 9:44 PM on Tue Aug 23 2011
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I like Eric's Brock. He seems to know how to provide a goofy sounding voice for a goofy character. :)
said at 11:58 AM on Wed May 25 2011
I really like Bill's Brock and think he does a great job, and is really funny in any Nurse Joy scene. But I think Eric Stuart was really awesome and it was sad to see him go. Though it's close, I thik I have to go with the original here.
said at 1:02 AM on Sat Apr 16 2011
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Before he started to overdo it, Eric Stuart WAS Brock. Bill Rogers' voice makes him sound like a burly man in his 40's!
said at 11:40 PM on Fri May 6 2011
@Galactic_Cyrus I definitely agree that Eric is superior, but Bill isn't THAT bad. Really, I think that fans shouldn't really complain so much about the change, especially since it happened a few years ago already.
said at 12:26 PM on Mon May 16 2011
@pokemastanumba1 He used to be good in the Battle Frontier season but in the Sinnoh seasons he sounded like he does in the clip and it just sucks. It does not fit at all.
said at 9:24 PM on Sat Sep 8 2012
@Galactic_Cyrus Well, since the Sinnoh saga was by far the worst of all in Pokemon, at least it makes sense, I dunno.
said at 12:45 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Agreed!
said at 4:53 PM on Sun Apr 3 2011
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Eric Stuart is better but the voice clip on this isnt what he usually sounded like. Maybe a clip from late Johto or early Hoenn? I guess it doesnt matter. Most people to actually comment on here have seen the show bwfore this.
said at 12:44 AM on Tue Mar 22 2011
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Eric Stuart will always be the best Brock!
said at 6:38 AM on Fri Mar 11 2011
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ric is the best 4 brock
said at 6:39 AM on Fri Mar 11 2011
@Gohan Eric*
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:38 PM on Thu Jan 6 2011
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Unfortunately, Eric Stuart's return would be unlikely, since he has retired from voice work. This is a bit of a disappointment, since I find him the superior of the two, but I guess Bill Rogers is... okay. Satisfactory, although it lacks Eric's charm.
said at 7:48 AM on Fri Feb 11 2011
@NCZ :( true true
said at 12:06 PM on Mon Oct 12 2009
No actually according to his site he did move to Nashville TN, that's for sure. Fortunately it looks like Eric did his lines as Gourry before he left though.

But anyways I always did like both VA's for Brock, I did like Eric Stuart a bit more but I am cool with Bill Rogers as well.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:04 PM on Sun Aug 23 2009
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I have never watched the show but Bill Rogers take on this voice does not fit what the character looks like at all!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 1:38 PM on Sat May 23 2009
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I like Eric Stuart better. Bill Rogers did a pretty good job too.
said at 10:55 PM on Sat Mar 10 2012
@Jackson_H I agree Rogers does his best with Brock sure there are some elements that he can not recreate only Eric can do a pure Brock voice but nevertheless Bill does fit it nicely
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