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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Magikarp Salesman with sound clips and images.
The Magikarp Salaesman is a recurring character in the Pokemon anime. He is a con man who always tricks James; who always buys worthless Pokemon and spends all his money on them.

In the English dub version of the Pokemon anime by 4Kids Entertainment the Magikarp Salesman was first voiced by Eric Stuart.

When 4Kids lost the Pokemon license and Pokemon USA started to dub the series the role was recast and now the character is voiced by Bill Rogers.
Created by Jackson_H on Sun Jan 31 2010, 17 Comments, Add Comment
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Pokemon (1998)
Magikarp SalesmanEric Stuart
Eric Stuart
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Magikarp SalesmanBill Rogers
Bill Rogers

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Both voices for this Voice Compare are very similar. I suppose this is a draw for me.

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HienFan
said at 4:10 AM on Sat Nov 16 2013
Bill I mean
HienFan
said at 4:10 AM on Sat Nov 16 2013
Someone has voted him recently, I sure didn't
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 2:14 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
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I love how absolutely nobody has voted for Bill Rogers. 'Cause less face it, his performance just isn't funny the way Eric Stuart's was.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 12:32 AM on Sat Oct 5 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus
Agreed: Bill's take wasn't very funny. Eric made him so much more sly and sneaky sounding, and really got the con man feeling of this character down.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 7:01 PM on Sat Oct 5 2013
@OldSchoolFTW Exactly. From just his first appearance alone, I can remember his delivery of every line. ("I can tell you are going to be a VERY rich man! A VERY RICH MAN!") XD
Adjeras
said at 6:41 PM on Sun Oct 20 2013
@OldSchoolFTW Bill makes me feel more comfortable with liking Carter Cathcart.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 9:38 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
@Adjeras
I sadly completely agree with you.
Adjeras
said at 12:15 PM on Tue Oct 22 2013
@OldSchoolFTW Bill's almost as bad as Craig Blair.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 1:20 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
Surprisingly I'm having a tough time with this one. Eric Stuart's voice was always funny and like a stereotypical cheap salesman, but Bill Rogers has improved dramatically in BW as the character. It seems like dropping the Hispanic Accent has done wonders for Mr. Rogers' performance, and he sounds a lot better as the Salesman because of that.

Regardless, even though Eric doesn't match the Japanese as much (not this clip from DP where Bill Rogers' imitation of Eric Stuart's version was horrid to say the least) now, I still feel he was the best overall. Eric's voice for the good old Magikarp Salesman is a classic and hilarious to listen to.

In short, Eric is the best, but Rogers' BW performance as the character comes in at a very close, and great, second.
MatthewC17
said at 9:15 PM on Mon Jan 7 2013
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Bill's voice is a good imitation of Eric's but the delivery seems awkward
Dra12as
said at 3:18 PM on Wed Nov 21 2012
Both voices don't sound anything like the Japanese counterpart. Disappointing for Eric Stuart in particular: he's normally top-notch in this anime. Bill Rogers is an average voice actor, and this is weak for him as well.

Both 4Kids English and TPCi English give the Magikarp Salesman...it seems...a hispanic accent? While not appropriate in the least (he has a deep voice) the Magikarp Salesman is really a minor character so it hardly makes a difference I guess. :/

Well, after hearing the voices, here's my ranking:

1) Eric Stuart- Eh...not too good for him...I expect more from a voice actor of his caliber but the voice director at 4Kids must've wanted to take him in a different direction that the Japanese seiyu. It sounds like a sleazy Hispanic salesman, like a car dealer. It's pretty hilarious for the character- annoying with the accent, but still very funny. Towards the end of the clip, he sounds very natural and I give him the edge on this one. Decent performance, but pretty poor for him.

2) Bill Rogers- It's..it's...just a poor copy Stuart's version. It's even further from the Japanese counterpart than Eric was, which was far off to begin with. It's a good job though, being that TPCi English was supposed to be hiring soundalikes to the 4Kids English voices (this is one of the few voices that does that well in that regard). It's clearly quite forced on the character, and the stilted delivery...it doesn't seem to be a good example of Rogers' work either. Decent as well, but Eric is more natural so he has the edge here for me.
pokemastanumba1
said at 11:24 AM on Thu Aug 30 2012
Anyway, both were ok, but I think I might actually go with Bill. Like I said, Eric's accent is much thicker than it needs to be.
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:34 PM on Sat Sep 8 2012
Though I have to say that the accent isn't Eric's fault; 4Kids just has the bad habit of giving characters weird accents at random.
Animefan98
said at 12:24 PM on Sun Jul 8 2012
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Eric Stuart
MatthewC17
said at 8:48 PM on Thu Feb 23 2012
I'm impressed with Bill's take on The Magikarp Salesman

It sounds real close to Eric's
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:32 PM on Sat Sep 8 2012
@NappaSaiyajin That's just your opinion though.
lili (Guest)
said at 2:20 PM on Wed Aug 18 2010
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Ah, the Magikarp salesman... Another of my favorite recurring characters. This one definitely goes to Eric Stuart; the voice he gave to this character is nice and sleazy and never fails to remind me of a used car salesman. I can't help but laugh when I hear it. Bill's version sounds like he's trying too hard.


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