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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Drew with sound clips and images.
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 Wed Jan 27 2010, 23 Comments, Add Comment
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Pokemon (1998)
DrewOliver Wyman
Oliver Wyman
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DrewBill Rogers
Bill Rogers

EDITOR'S OPINION

Bill Rogers did a decent job IMO, but I personally prefer Oliver Wyman's voice more.

Jackson_H

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Dimentionalist
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.
HienFan
said at 4:12 AM on Sat Nov 16 2013
For once I'm actually picking Bill
Adjeras
said at 10:06 AM on Sun Oct 20 2013
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Glad to see Oliver is getting some more credibility. In all seriousness, Pokemon is where each of the 4kids actors shined.
Galactic_Cyrus
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.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 9:05 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus

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.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 9:42 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
@OldSchoolFTW EXACTLY!
OldSchoolFTW
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.
Legacyman
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.
Dra12as
said at 12:56 AM on Wed Nov 21 2012
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.
Torak
said at 11:12 AM on Tue Aug 28 2012
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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.
Animefan98
said at 12:17 PM on Sun Jul 8 2012
Bill Rogers
Animefan98
said at 5:20 PM on Thu Aug 30 2012
@Animefan98 Never mind, I don't really car-Oh, fine, Oliver.
Anthonyiscool64
said at 7:44 AM on Thu Jul 5 2012
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I give two thumbs up for Oliver!
MatthewC17
said at 2:32 PM on Sat Jul 7 2012
@Anthonyiscool64 Yeah he sounds awesome and his voice fits Drew's personality
Anthonyiscool64
said at 3:03 PM on Sat Jul 7 2012
@MatthewC17 You said it! ;)
MatthewC17
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
PurpleWarrior13
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).
Galactic_Cyrus
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.
MatthewC17
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
ilovedrew (Guest)
said at 7:25 PM on Mon Nov 22 2010
i like bill rodgers better than oliver wyman because im used to bill rodgers portraying Drew and his voice is better and suits drew better
lili (Guest)
said at 2:10 PM on Wed Aug 18 2010
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For me, Oliver pulls off the character's arrogant nature better.
vsigma100 (Guest)
said at 1:40 PM on Tue Aug 17 2010
I can't really choose. They sound too similar IMO.
tory (Guest)
said at 4:00 PM on Wed Jan 27 2010
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Oliver Wyman.


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