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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 9:50 PM on Tue May 1 2018
 1 Shout Out!
Eric Stuart is the best, he put his heart & soul into the character, and it showed. I can only repeat everything good said about his performance.
Johnny Yong Bosch only had one shot at it, but he's cool, but not as good as Eric Stuart, it sounds a bit too similar to some of his other roles at times so it lacks the uniqueness Stuart's had.
Bill Rogers was annoying, especially when he was flirting. He adds this sort of rasp to his voice when he's in-love, angry, excited, whatever, that makes him sound angry, old, and like he has a sore throat. All of Brock's different emotions start to bleed together after a while-it comes across as kinda one-dimensional at times.
said at 1:10 PM on Tue May 1 2018
Eric Stuart no doubt is number 1! Excellent job with the personality(or in this case personalities :D), fits the character to a T

Johnny Yong Bosch is definitely not a bad choice for Brock at all. Not only does he have Eric's range in terms of Brock's natural speaking voice, but he's also fitting since Brock himself is a teenager, but I feel that with different direction it would definitely have been even better.

Bill Rogers...good actor, just not the best role to cast him. He definitely improves and definitely has some funny moments, even displaying more freedom with the acting than the other two, but as it stands, it really lacks consistency. One second it could sound like Brock, the next it could be something really sloppy and all over the place. He can do so much better, but maybe in Sun and Moon he can really shine
said at 10:44 PM on Mon Apr 30 2018
 3 Shout Outs!
#1- Eric Stuart
#2- Johnny Yong Bosch
#3- Bill Rogers

Eric Stuart was excellent as Brock: whether it was the kind, caring side, or the flirtatious, goofy side of the character, his performance was very believable and he actually sounded Brock's age at the same time. A pretty distinctive and memorable performance from him, and one he managed to keep fairly consistent from mid Kanto to the end of Hoenn, for the most part.

Johnny Yong Bosch is serviceable, but a little bit bland and generic at the same time. Nothing bad about the performance, but it lacks the distinctiveness of Stuart's take and his delivery is a little flat in places, like Stuart's early Kanto take was before he settled into it. He had potential, though, shame it was restricted to that Origins episode because I think he could've been a better long-term successor to Stuart, than what we've ended up getting.

Now Bill Rogers, was the most inconsistent in the part, and he honestly wasn't able to emote too well, either. Addressing the obvious elephant in the room first, he sounded a bit too old (and still does in Sun & Moon as well). Brock is actually 15 years old, but Bill's voice made/makes him sound more like a middle aged man in his early 40s-50s instead.

However, other than his voice being way too deep for the character's age, the other issue I had with his performance was how loud, gruff, and raspy his delivery got whenever Brock flirted with a woman, or had to yell- quite frankly, he sounded and still sounds a bit constipated as well as gruff in those scenes, and the performance as a whole, still comes across as extraordinarily unnatural to this day. Needless to say, I really dislike(d) this portrayal, to be blunt- it just makes Brock sound a bit too dumb, and doesn't highlight his intelligent side well.
Vocal Evolver
said at 12:27 PM on Tue Apr 17 2018
 3 Shout Outs!
Gotta go with Eric Stuart. Bill Rogers just isn't the same.
said at 1:15 AM on Fri Feb 2 2018
 1 Shout Out!
Eric Stuart is the absolute best voice for Brock. Not only was he consistent in the role but I think he nailed almost all of the personality he had and was very entertaining in the role.... though I'll admit around the Hoenn series he starts to sound very Kaiba-esque.

Johnny Yong Bosch is fine but really nothing all that special since he's used that voice for a bunch of other characters.

Bill Rogers (as much as he's improved in terms of voice acting) is one I've never really cared for. I don't hate him in the role unlike most others, he's just kind of there to me.

He started fine with the terrible Mastermind special and Battle Frontier but declined with the Diamond & Pearl series as he sounded more like a bodybuilder as opposed to a smart teenager.

His Black & White cameo in a flashback is around the middle of both BF and DP takes and in S&M he's okay I suppose, better than Knotz's Misty (which didn't sound all that good).

So Rogers as Brock is very divided at best and miscast at worst.
said at 12:39 PM on Sun Jan 14 2018
 4 Shout Outs!
Eric Stuart was the most classic, iconic voice for Brock. Generally, he was very consistent and natural in the part. He not only sounded like a smart teenager who could convey wisdom and advice when needed in the role, but also was very natural when it came to goofy/comedic moments whenever Brock got infatuated with other women or silly. Overall, Eric had the most well rounded performance as Brock.

Johnny Yong Bosch was...decent. Granted, he was not as distinctive as Eric Stuart in the part and had a few occasional flat deliveries, but he did at least sound smooth and natural as the character. He was tolerable: not the best, but at least tolerable nonetheless for the one episode he got to play the character, unlike...

Bill Rogers. Sadly, his performance as Brock was one of the most inconsistent in the entire Series, and he just seemed to be miscast in the role entirely.

In the Mastermind Special's original dub, he sounded like a 30 year old chain-smoker. In the re-dub of the Special, the performance was improved and much less gruff, but he still had some really flat deliveries at times. In Battle Frontier, he was OK, but I noticed his flirting scenes sounded very overly deep, forced & grating, and towards the end of BF, he started sounding too grumpy in delivery as well.

Things would unfortunately take a turn for the worse in DP, where Bill Rogers would sound very deep and grating in the part, more like a 40 year old roughneck, and sadly, the chain-smoker tone of the original MoMP dub would return in full for his performance in the entire saga. Whenever he flirted, in particular, you could tell he was forcing it a lot: it just didn't sound natural at all.

In the BW116 episode, he was somewhere in between his BF & DP takes: I'm not sure how to describe it, but he still sounded too old, yet somewhat raspy at points as well. It was better than in DP, but not as tolerable as he was in BF, more or less.

Like Michele's Misty, sadly, Bill's Brock would also fall to a new low in the SM saga recently. He not only sounded extremely inconsistent, practically altering between all three of his previous takes at random intervals, but also sounded like a middle aged man and rather constipated at many points, especially whenever the character yelled battle commands or flirted with women. Overall, he just seemed to be really miscast and poorly directed in the part, and was the weakest of the group to me.


1. Eric Stuart
2. Johnny Yong Bosch
3. Bill Rogers (MoMP Redub, BF & BW116)
4. Bill Rogers (MoMP original dub, DP & SM)
said at 2:46 PM on Thu Oct 12 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Eric Stuart: Easily my pick here. He was the best voice of Brock. Started off flat early on, but like Veronica's Ash, he started to improve the voice acting in general all the way through the Hoenn saga. Out of his Pokemon roles, Brock was my favorite from Stuart.

Johnny Yong Bosch: While he does uses his usual voice for the other characters in anime, I think it's alright sounding in terms of how pleasant it is to listen. Performance is little flat, but I guess it matches his Origins self.

Bill Rogers: Very MIXED on his Brock TBH. He actually started off okay in Battle Frontier and was one of the better sounding replacements. But eventually, his voice started to get more grating later on, especially when he yells/flirts with girls.
said at 11:05 PM on Sat Sep 23 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Eric Stuart: Stuart's take is very fitting and he also nails both comedic and serious moments. Very energetic, and fitting for this character. Plus, his voice is too classic to pass up.
2. Johnny Yong Bosch: Bosch does a great job as "Origins" Brock. Brock in the OVA is different from the character we see in the original anime. So it makes sense that in the OVA he would be more of a serious character. Plus he has a lot of energy.
3. Bill Rogers: Rogers started out as a passable replacement but as time went on the voice began to go in a wrong direction. In the Mirage special it was passable, in Battle Frontier it was decent and in Diamond & Pearl it was very grating and not fitting.
said at 11:08 AM on Wed Mar 8 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Eric Stuart - Freaking love it. He sounds like a fun, older brother figure, and also NAILED the comedy moments. The way he says "remember meee?" at the end of his clip always has me smiling like an idiot haha. Favourite role from him for sure!

2. Bill Rogers - His voice for Brock is deeper I'll admit. But aside from that I think he's pretty alright as well. Just wish he'd have kept going with his Battle Frontier/early Diamond and Pearl voice for Brock, where he sounded a lot more fitting to me. Regardless, I did get a laugh at the line in the end of his clip though.

3. Johnny Yong Bosch - He works pretty well for the kind of character Brock is in Origins. And he gives the character a fairly fitting voice, so no complaints really! But I just don't find him as enjoyable in the role as Eric and Bill are. Again, I know my opinion's probably "wrong" here but this is just how I feel however.
said at 12:40 PM on Wed Mar 8 2017
For what it's worth...I can sort of see your point of view...had Bill kept his Battle Frontier voice, I'd have actually ranked him above Johnny too (although even there he has this sort of deepness/gruffness in common with JCC's Meowth when his Brock flirts with women or yells that's fairly unpleasant to listen to), but where he took the role in DP where it started out very gruff trucker like (IMO) & worsened each successive season to the culmination of the "60 year old bodybuilder" voice in DP Season 4 & BW116 flashback...I can't in good conscience or faith support his current...performance, to put it mildly.

I find Bill was a bit of a miscast here: he works for fighter characters like Urien or Majitani, way more than someone like Brock.

I mean no offense to him, but Johnny's Brock was just bland as they come to me: Johnny sounded intelligent & wise as Brock, he's decent in the part, but...he doesn't have much of a personality, & same goes for Sugita's Takeshi, although I know Origins didn't allow for that (however, his voice is not distinct at all, either, it's the same exact voice Johnny uses for many characters- Zero, Yu Narukami, Ichigo, the list goes on...but I think you get my point, could've been more unique).

It's a shame Eric Stuart is given a lousy clip here, because when you hear his actual performance in the show, I thought it was perfect for Brock since it's (a) distinct from his other roles because while it starts out Gourry-like, his take evolves into its own unique voice come late Kanto, (b) age appropriate like Johnny's take here, plus (c) he has a genuine personality: he was consistent with it all 8 years as well he did the part (can't quite say the same about his James, even though he's also my favorite dub VA for him like you)- for me, Eric WAS (and IS still) Brock.

But I still stand by my opinion Eric first, Johnny second, and Bill last for this VC- having said this, there is no such thing as a "wrong" opinion & as long as no one tosses the "nostalgia" card around, I don't mind differing stances- THAT kind of thing has zero logical basis for discussion, as far as I'm concerned.
said at 1:03 PM on Wed Mar 8 2017
@WrightWay I think Bill suits those two characters a lot more as well. Truth be told though, I actually can't think of ANYONE in english who could give Brock's voice the same kind of character and charm. Like he's just that great in the role. Which is why I'm probably not AS critical of the other two performances as I would be otherwise? It's a bit hard to explain but hopefully you get where I'm coming from.

I think Eric's current clip is a great example of how well he could do with the funny side of Brock for what it's worth. But it doesn't show how amazing he was overall I think. And I like him even more than Yuji Ueda in the role (who's still pretty great mind you)

But yes I respect your opinion on the whole thing as well though!
said at 1:20 PM on Wed Mar 8 2017
Perfectly understandable: I see where you're coming from as well, because I also think Eric set such a high bar here, that it's pretty much impossible to top him.

But I would say for me, Yuji Ueda is Takeshi & Eric Stuart is Brock, I can't really pick one over the other since I think both were perfectly cast for their parts- too memorable & classic to be forgotten.
Shaun Ince
said at 1:37 PM on Thu Mar 30 2017
said at 2:03 PM on Thu Mar 30 2017
@Shaun Ince Nothing beats a jelly filled doughnut!

But yeah, Eric really made those lines hilarious IMO.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:46 PM on Sat Apr 1 2017
@HylianBelmont I always had this conspiracy theory that the 4Kids executives or whoever was in charge of edits, basically were forcing him to call the rice balls doughnuts for some reason. Like they had a gun to his head or something xD
said at 12:32 AM on Sun Apr 2 2017
@Shaun Ince
They apparently thought kids would know what jelly donuts were more than rice balls when they made that vocal edit, from what he said in an Interview I read with him here- said it was something about 4Kids trying to make the dub have some universal appeal:

Although to be fair, 4Kids did call them rice balls roughly 20 or so episodes later, so I'm not really bothered by it because of that (that being said, I'll never understand the whole food thing with both them, and currently TPCi who call apples "berries" & peas/carrots "veggies," either):
said at 6:30 PM on Wed Jan 25 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Eric Stuart
Arguably, Brock is the role Eric is most known for and it's easy to see why. Eric sounded like a teenager and he definitely nailed the older brother aspects of Brock's personality. But the moment he starts flirting...oh boy is he hilarious.
2. Johnny Yong Bosch
Johnny is okay, his incarnation of Brock was more of an older brother mentor rather than anime Brock's "older brother who is unfortunately weak with the ladies" in terms of personality, so I think for the brief screen time Brock had in Origins, Johnny did a good job.
3. Bill Rogers
Miscast. His Brock sounds too old and too gruff for a teenager and the voice sounds forced. Bill does better with older men, so I can see why he had trouble doing Brock.
said at 7:07 PM on Wed Jan 25 2017
Well said. I agree with your opinions.
EPA Deane
said at 1:14 PM on Wed Mar 29 2017
@heartbeat45 I know I'm probably beating a dead horse here, but I do think (considering Johnny Yong Bosch's excellent acting range) he would be able to nail the regular anime's version of Brock.
If he could fuse elements of the voice he uses in the clip and his Vash The Stampede voice, it could be quite solid IMO.
said at 6:14 PM on Thu Nov 17 2016
 6 Shout Outs!
Eric Stuart was a classic. He had a real good performance that brought out Brock's character as an intelligent teenage guy who is sort of a "older" figure to Ash and co. but is still young and youthful, and also managed to get to Brock's comical tendencies really well too: namely when Brock starts flirting with girls and falls madly in love. He had the right emotion, emphasis, and inflection while capturing the spirit of Brock well, and also making a very distinct voice for Brock too. Not to mention he had some of the best lines in history with great delivery to match. Who could possibly forget the drying pan line?

Johnny Yong Bosch worked with the incarnation of Brock that was portrayed in Origins. Brock's character in Origins was sort of the mentor/wise man type. He used a voice similar to what he used as Yu Narukami in Persona, and that worked well with the incarnation of Brock that was portrayed in Origins. It wasn't particularly distinct though, since it was basically his Yu voice, with similar inflections and emphases that he gave to Yu Narukami. But it was good with how Brock was portrayed in that series.

Not commenting on Bill Rogers. Only thing I can say is that he had a very rugged voice that sounded rather old and...sounded like a roughneck. Though to be honest, Brock started to become increasingly bland towards the end of his time, so he didn't have too many notable moments to work with. As I said with the Ash compare, the new dub lacks a lot of the nuance that the original 4Kids dub had in general, so this opinion doesn't exclusively apply to this particular voice.
said at 10:30 PM on Tue Nov 1 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
1. Eric Stuart
2. Johnny Yong Bosch
said at 2:59 PM on Mon Oct 10 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
1. Eric Stuart
2. Johnny Yong Bosch
3. Bill Rogers

He'll use his trusty frying pan... as a DRYING pan. It's the Pewter City gym leader Brock Obama, and if Ash Ketchum has the desire to be a Pokemon Master, Brock wants to be the best Breeder... and also get a girlfriend. Yeah, it's safe to say the guy is a chivalrous pervert who will ogle and flirt with just about any woman that catches his eye, but man is he also considerate. Honestly I like Brock as a character far more than Ash.

Eric Stuart delivers the most balanced vocal rendition of the three men here. He sounds knowledgeable, wise for his age, and boasts a good nature, but can also be pretty perverse without coming off as too creepy. It's not hard to see why Brock is one of Stuart's most famous roles alongside the likes of Seto Kaiba, Gourry Gabriev, and James. The VA managed to give this Breeder a lot in the way of depth and overall memorability. Johnny Yong Bosch works very well for the Origins incarnation (which is based more off the games than anime), though he's nowhere near as distinctive as Stuart. I can totally see him pulling off Brock's characterization in the anime adaptation if given another chance in the future. Last and sadly least is Bill Rogers who quite frankly doesn't work. He not only sounds older than necessary for the character, but his acting is really contrived and can border on wince-worthy, particularly when he tries to raise the tone of his voice or gets flirtatious. A large amount of the blame can be chalked up to bad direction, though the dialogue isn't too flattering either.

Eric Stuart poison jabs the rest of the competition.
said at 1:13 PM on Fri Sep 30 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
1. Eric Stuart:

He sounds the most like an intelligent, wise teenager, and he gives the character the most depth, heart, & emotion. Brock always seemed to be a thankless role to me, but Eric managed to make him really down to Earth, and full of passion.

2. Johnny Yong Bosch:

He's alright/tolerable, but really strikes me as a little bland and generic, as it just sounds like his Ichigo, except a lot more dull. He does at least sound intelligent, but he doesn't really sound very energetic in the part, or unique.

3. Bill Rogers:

He just sounds way too old, deep, and rather gruff in the part, and he always sounds unnatural whenever he's yelling or flirting with women. His take is overall a little creepy to me, and I sadly find this, a miscast.
said at 2:30 PM on Fri Sep 30 2016
Well to be fair to Johnny, his version was more of a mentor, wise leader instead of the funny ladies man. I think that's why his performance is a lot more drier and subtle.
said at 2:33 PM on Fri Sep 30 2016
True, though Eric could also do the serious side of Brock as well, when it was needed, so I think he has the most well rounded performance overall.

Johnny's alright and works for the Origins Brock, though, I certainly prefer his take to Bill's by a large margin.
said at 11:27 AM on Mon Sep 5 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Eric and Jonny in that order.

Bill is only good on PAL Format so doesn't count in a compare where the rest were NTSC.
Jade Range
said at 11:44 PM on Tue Aug 23 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Eric had the perfect balance of personality as well as character in his performance, so my vote's for him He gave him a very distinct, unique voice and it just seemed to match Brock's character very well. He also sang well in the part, when needed. It's one of the finest performances he ever had, really (at least to me).

The runner up would be Johnny, though I feel his Brock lacked personality (though Origins didn't call for much of it), and his performance here sounds too similar to me to many of his other roles. It's not too distinct, but he's decent, at least. He's definitely much better than...

Bill, who sounds a bit too old and gruff for the character's age, and he sadly makes Brock sound a bit too much like a stereotype of a jock to me as a result.

So yeah, I agree with GreenGoblin75...

1. Eric Stuart
2. Johnny Yong Bosch
3. Bill Rogers
said at 9:04 PM on Sun Jul 31 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Gotta give it to Eric, mainly due to nostalgia. But funny enough when I heard Pokemon Origins would get a dub with an LA cast, I somehow knew instincfully that Johnny would be Brock. The role suits him, and really the determining factor of "best" here is my nostalgia. Otherwise, I'd give the vote to Johnny. Hell...ill give the vote to Johnny anyway. Change of plans
said at 8:16 PM on Fri Jun 10 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Eric Stuart
2. Johnny Yong Bosch
3. Bill Rogers
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.
said at 9:04 PM on Fri Jul 15 2016
@Mariomon94 Well both seasons have the same voice director, however I think that maybe beefing up the performance didn't help.
said at 11:47 AM on Mon Aug 22 2016
Sorry this is a long reply but I do think that Bill Rogers sounds kind of decent as Brock in my opinion! Sure he may sound kind of flat, but hey its at least better then James's dreadful new voice (cringes)
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:25 PM on Thu Mar 31 2016
 5 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
 2 Shout Outs!
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
 9 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
 5 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
 5 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
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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.
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?
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
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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
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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
 1 Shout Out!
Will Friedle or Jack Desena as the "ladies man" version?
said at 12:08 PM on Thu Jun 26 2014
 7 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
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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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said at 10:11 PM on Thu Dec 19 2013
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said at 8:05 PM on Fri Dec 20 2013
@Foxwolf I wasn't meaning it in that way. Besides, I already learned from that. Is another time out really necessary?
said at 8:11 PM on Fri Dec 20 2013
@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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@Foxwolf on second thought, can you tell NCZ I'm not gonna sign in for a while? I'm having problems with my computer. It's only happening when I go on this website for some reason. I don't know why.
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@Legacyman I have something else to say before more problems show up. NCZ, sorry about calling you uncool before. My head wasn't in the game that day. How about telling m how to cancel my membership from this website. I fear my computer won't stop with the connection problems. Whatever you can do to help cancel my membership, do it please.
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@Legacyman Cancel membership? What do you mean? Are you quite literally asking to be banned? What exactly is the problem?

All you have to do in the future is ensure your head is always in the game. Learning from the past is step 1. Actually proving that you've improved yourself is step 2.
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@Legacyman Membership? What? Just log out...
said at 4:43 PM on Tue Jan 6 2015
@Legacyman None of the 4kids cast was in Origins because it was dubbed in California.
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
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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
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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.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:55 PM on Mon Dec 2 2013
 3 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
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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
 4 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
 2 Shout Outs!
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
 7 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
 1 Shout Out!
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
 1 Shout Out!
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
 2 Shout Outs!
Bill Rogers is way too deep. Eric is much better.
said at 2:40 AM on Fri Feb 22 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
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
 4 Shout Outs!
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
 11 Shout Outs!
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
 11 Shout Outs!
Eric! Without a second thought.
said at 8:49 AM on Sun Jul 29 2012
 15 Shout Outs!
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
 2 Shout Outs!
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
 2 Shout Outs!
Bill's voice is too stiff, Eric wins!
said at 6:46 AM on Thu Jul 5 2012
 9 Shout Outs!
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
 6 Shout Outs!
Haha if you dont say Eric freaking Stuart you are crazy!
said at 8:01 PM on Sun Sep 11 2011
 1 Shout Out!
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
 4 Shout Outs!
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
 6 Shout Outs!
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
 2 Shout Outs!
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
 5 Shout Outs!
Eric Stuart will always be the best Brock!
said at 6:38 AM on Fri Mar 11 2011
 1 Shout Out!
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
 4 Shout Outs!
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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