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

Drew is a Pokemon Coordinator from the Hoenn region. Similar to the relationship between Gary Oak and Ash Ketchum, Drew is May's greatest rival. Drew is a very confident and successful Coordinator who also has many supporters at Pokemon Contests he enters.

In the English dub version of the Pokemon anime by 4Kids Entertainment Drew was originally voiced by Oliver Wyman.

When 4Kids lost the license, Pokemon USA recast the role and Drew's new voice actor was Bill Rogers.
Created by Jackson_H on Jan 27 2010
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Bill Rogers
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Oliver Wyman


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said at 1:56 PM on Mon Apr 30 2018
I'd say it's Oliver Wyman (Advanced Challenge/Battle) >> Bill Rogers > Oliver Wyman (Advanced), but given this, on the whole...

#1- Oliver Wyman
#2- Bill Rogers

Oliver's take starts out a bit Gary-Oak lite, sure, but he gets smoother and less snooty as his time with the character progresses. His take on Drew really improved and it became substantially less jarring, so I have to give it to him for the improvement he had with the role.

Bill Rogers is honestly a bit too nasally and the snootiness is overdone like when Oliver started out, so it felt like we took a step back when TPCi took over and recast the part, honestly: it's not horrid, but it isn't as memorable as Oliver Wyman's take, either.
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said at 12:45 PM on Tue Apr 17 2018
I prefer Bill Rogers. Oliver Wyman's is too Gary Oak-esque.
said at 7:22 PM on Fri May 12 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Oliver did sound ideal really living the rival persona and witty.

Bill tried but came off to snooty.
said at 10:23 AM on Tue Mar 7 2017
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I think Oliver Wyman has a more well-rounded performance as Drew. Making sound like a cocky rival, while also making him sound likable at the same time.

Bill Roger is good too but his voice is a bit odd-sounding in comparison to Oliver's, who you can tell pulls off the voice more naturally. Still I don't have any particular problems with Bill's performance either.
said at 2:50 AM on Thu Jan 26 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Oliver Wyman
He sounds more like a teenager and nailed Drew's personality: cocky and rude, but inside he's a pretty nice guy. While he sounded really bad in the beginning, he has since come a long way.
2. Bill Rogers
Miscast, like his Brock. His Drew is too nasally and stilted, plus the voice sounds forced. He also has the same problem as James Carter Cathcart: he focuses too much on one characteristic and forgets about the rest. In this case, he focuses too much on Drew's cocky and occasionally rude personality, but forgets that in the end, Drew is a nice guy.
said at 10:50 PM on Tue Nov 1 2016
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Oliver Wyman nuff said.
said at 3:24 PM on Wed Oct 5 2016
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Oliver Wyman was initially a bit high pitched, but he improved as time went on, and got his voice to a medium pitch, while also sounding pretty swarmy, yet cool, in the part. He also had a lot of energy in his performance, too.

While he was not terrible in this role, Bill Rogers sounded a bit too old and nasally for me, and Drew sounded a lot less energetic with his take.

Overall, going with Oliver Wyman.
said at 10:38 AM on Sat Aug 6 2016
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Bill Rogers is actually pretty good here. MUCH better than his Brock.

Still voting for Oliver Wyman.
said at 2:17 PM on Fri Aug 5 2016
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Oliver had that good balance between cocky and cool, which made Drew awesome. Bill's version sounds obnoxious and like a bully. Or someone trying to imitate the former.

said at 2:46 PM on Wed May 4 2016
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Oliver will alway's be Drew. Bill kinda makes him sound a little too old.
said at 12:56 PM on Fri Jan 29 2016
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Oliver Wyman can be grating at times but he definitely captures Drew's young arrogant bishonen personality mostly well well.

Bill Rogers doesn't really sound like a young bishonen, he sounds like he has a cold and personally I think he sounds more like Carlos Alazraqui myself. The acting is fine but the voice just doesn't mesh with the design right.

My vote goes to Oliver.

BONUS: I've always thought Michael Adamthwaite would have been perfect as Drew. Imagine him doing a mix of his Yzak Joule and his Ribbons Almark.
said at 9:39 AM on Sat Oct 24 2015
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Oliver sounded more like a cool, confident young kid in the role.

Bill sounded more like a teenager with a cold trying to imitate the former.
said at 4:37 PM on Fri Aug 28 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Oliver Wyman (credited as Pete Zarustica): Cool, calm and confident voice perfect for Drew.
2. Bill Rogers: Sounds like Drew has a cold and at times it sounds like Jess Harnell.
said at 9:16 AM on Mon Jul 20 2015
Oliver- Cool kid voice
Bill- Deeper nasally teen voice

Oliver is Drew
said at 3:55 PM on Fri May 1 2015
Oliver was better, though for once, Bill was okay.

Bill has a hint of a Canadian accent in there, with a weird delivery, while Oliver sounded more natural and smooth.
said at 11:52 AM on Sun Jun 22 2014
 1 Shout Out!
#1) Oliver Wyman- Excellent. I prefer his take to Bill Rogers for one simple reason: he made Drew sound his age, and I've actually heard kids with this sort of voice before. He started off whiny and high-pitched, but as time went on, he lowered his pitch but not too much, and his acting improved drastically as the Hoenn dub progressed: Oliver's best role in Pokemon. 9/10

#2) Bill Rogers- Mediocre. He's not bad in this role, but his voice was way too deep for a kid to have it, and that's the main problem I have with it. I like his acting in this role, though: it sounds like Bill tried to emulate Oliver while crossing it with Jess Harnell a bit. 6.5/10
said at 10:04 AM on Tue Jun 10 2014
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Definitely Oliver. How could you guys not like it? My favorite 4kids VA. Bill did terribly as Drew.
said at 5:14 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
I found this character to be absolutely aggravating no matter who voiced him. Unsurprisingly, I'm not a fan of either of his two voices. Wyman's take on the character was initially high-pitched and irritating, whereas Roger's oozes condescension. I'd say Wyman's performance is a tad more memorable.
said at 4:12 AM on Sat Nov 16 2013
For once I'm actually picking Bill
said at 10:06 AM on Sun Oct 20 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Glad to see Oliver is getting some more credibility. In all seriousness, Pokemon is where each of the 4kids actors shined.
said at 1:53 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
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I think they both sound excellent here. Oliver Wyman's initial voice for Drew was this ear-shatteringly annoying Gary impression, but it eventually evolved into the voice we hear in the clip, which is a great voice and a great performance.

Bill Rogers is clearly imitating Oliver a bit, while also veering into his own thing, sounding a bit like Doug Erholtz too. Like Oliver, he gets the smarminess down perfectly. If I had to choose, I'd say I prefer Bill here just for one thing: when Oliver has to emote, he still sounds pretty annoying. When Bill had to emote during Drew's stressful breakdown at the Kanto Grand Festival, it sounded fantastic.
said at 9:05 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013

Actually, I completely agree on this one. I surprisingly now prefer Bill Rogers for this character after re-watching Battle Frontier.

I really loved Oliver Wyman's Drew, and thought he was pretty good as the character, but Bill really nailed this one. He was excellent as Drew, and took all of Oliver's good qualities as the character, and meshed them with his own. He receives my vote. That being said, I feel Oliver Wyman was still great as Drew, but he lacked the more swarmy way of delivery lines that Bill had, and couldn't emote quite as well as Bill did here.
said at 9:42 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
said at 9:59 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
Both are great, but Oliver Wyman is better to me. He sounds more childlike and he had this air of authority that really seemed to fit Drew's character.

Bill Rogers is pretty good as well, but Oliver pretty much nailed Drew's voice in the latter portion of the 4Kids Dub of AG, so Oliver Wyman is my favorite voice actor for Drew.

So I say Oliver Wyman was the best, but Bill Rogers was pretty good and one of the best replacements in this role.
said at 2:20 PM on Wed Aug 7 2013
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Need I say more? Oliver Wyman, just like everyone of the original English cast, fits his characters perfectly. With Bill Rogers voicing Drew, it sounds like he needs to see a doctor. Somebody give him a voice transplant, Oliver Wyman is the only one Drew needs.
said at 12:56 AM on Wed Nov 21 2012
 1 Shout Out!
1) Oliver Wyman- It seems to be the better one of the two. He has the right amount of attitude and enthusiasm needed for Shu. The voice itself isn't that good but not too bad. Pretty good performance.

2) Bill Rogers- Actually good performance. One of the standout voices in TPCi English. Sounds like Wyman's aged a bit but it sounds very forced on the character and isn't as natural. Good performance though: standout for TPCi English.
said at 11:12 AM on Tue Aug 28 2012
 4 Shout Outs!
1. Olive Wymen. Made Drew sound competitive, cocky and arrogant yet able to pull off his friendlier moments too.

2. Bill Rogers. "You're all way over the top." fitting line for his voice as Drew, I mean it's not a bad voice but it makes me cringe just listening to it. Andrew is more neutral, he gets my vote.
said at 12:17 PM on Sun Jul 8 2012
Bill Rogers
said at 5:20 PM on Thu Aug 30 2012
@Animefan98 Never mind, I don't really car-Oh, fine, Oliver.
said at 7:44 AM on Thu Jul 5 2012
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I give two thumbs up for Oliver!
said at 2:32 PM on Sat Jul 7 2012
@Anthonyiscool64 Yeah he sounds awesome and his voice fits Drew's personality
said at 3:03 PM on Sat Jul 7 2012
@MatthewC17 You said it! ;)
said at 8:12 PM on Fri Feb 17 2012
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Both are nice but I prefer the voice Oliver Wyman used
It sounds more natural and fits the character
said at 3:51 AM on Sun Jan 8 2012
One of the few cases where I prefer the newer cast, though Oliver wasn't bad, just a little over the top. Bill's was similar, but it had a bit more subtlety (though it wasn't perfect either).
said at 12:33 AM on Sat Apr 16 2011
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Oliver Wyman was TERRIBLE as Drew in the characters' earliest appearances but got a heck of alot better by the end like that soundclip shows. But I think Bill Rogers was better overall. The smarmy way he delivers his lines at the end is perfect for Drew.
said at 8:20 PM on Wed Mar 14 2012
@Galactic_Cyrus Bill sure does a good job he isn't trying to mimic Wyman instead he came up with his own take on Drew
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