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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Jill Valentine with sound clips and images.
(Note: While certain sites claimed that Kathleen Barr voiced Jill Valentine in the PS2 game "Under The Skin" it is highly uncertain if Jill actually spoke at all in that game.)

Jill Valentine is the original Heroine of the Resident Evil series whom has been around since the first game in the series. Jill was formally a member of S.T.A.R.S until the Arklay Mountains Mansion Incident in which she fought off various Bioweapons made by Umbrella with the likes of Barry Burton and Chris Redfield, in which afterwards she has worked with the latter to fight the monstrous B.O.W's in the world. Jill is known for other things in the Resident Evil series such as being the first of the main protagonists to reprise said role in one of the sequels (Resident Evil 3 to be precise) and has had more than one substantially different look over the course of the series.

Created by Pokejedservo on Mon Oct 31 2011, 18 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
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Resident Evil (1996)
Jill ValentineUna Kavanagh
Una Kavanagh
Resident Evil (2002) (2002)
Jill ValentineHeidi Anderson
Heidi Anderson
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999)
Jill ValentineCatherine Disher
Catherine Disher
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007)
Jill ValentinePatricia Ja Lee
Patricia Ja Lee
Biohazard Pachislot
Jill ValentineTara Platt
Tara Platt
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011)
Jill ValentineKari Wahlgren
Kari Wahlgren
Resident Evil: Revelations (2012)
Jill ValentineMichelle Ruff
Michelle Ruff

EDITOR'S OPINION

Happy Halloween everyone! Today on the Resident Evil VC section we take a look at the original heroine of the series... JILL VALENTINE! Since this is a fairly large VC I will at least say this much on how I am not certain who I am going with here as most of these ladies did really well with this role here. The weakest performance here is Una whom was the original VA of Jill here but even then it wasn't too bad. (While Una did try to have a rather emotional performance it can come off as a bit overdone in certain ways but to be fair there were worse performances in the original version of RE1.) Overall most of these ladies did rather well in playing Jill as the strong mannered woman that she is without making her too stoic here so I am not sure who I am going with here.


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PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 7:53 AM on Tue Dec 10 2013
I actually haven't played any of the games that have Jill in them yet. But I guess I'll give my thoughts anyway.

Una Kavanagh - Aside from the bad acting, she just sounds whiny as heck, which is not how I'd imagine an elite soldier woman to sound.

Heidi Anderson - When compared to Kavanagh she's more competent and at least doesn't make her sound like a coward, but her acting is still pretty monotone. It gets the job done, at least.

Catherine Disher - Her acting is a little better than both Una and Heidi, but her voice is just slightly unfitting, IMO. This is still the first voice I would consider good, though.

Patricia Ja Lee - My personal favorite. It's a fitting, fairly distinct voice and she's not as bland as some of the others.

Tara Platt - Not bad. Her voice isn't quite what I imagine, but at least her acting isn't flat.

Kari Wahlgren - Kari usually sounds very distinct in most things she does, but in this role she actually sounds extremely forgettable. The acting isn't bad, but nothing about this clip is interesting to me.

Michelle Ruff - Her voice is a little too light for the character.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 5:36 AM on Mon Dec 9 2013
# 1 - Patricia Ja Lee.
# 2 - Tara Platt.
# 3 - Kari Wahlgren.
# 4 - Michelle Ruff.
# 5 - Heidi Anderson.
# 6 - Catherine Disher.
# 7 - Una Kavanagh.
Silence
said at 11:43 AM on Tue Jun 18 2013
I feel that Patrica fits the character the most, but Tara's not that far behind.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 5:21 AM on Sat Mar 2 2013
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KAVANAUGH - The original and always will be, but while I applaud her for putting emotion into her voice (almost too much), her voice was very grating to listen to. She sounded like she needed a cough drop.

ANDERSON - Nothing terribly memorable, but she gets the job done.

DISHER - Essentially an imitation of Kavanaugh with improved acting and delivery. Not bad.

LEE - Sounded very young, interesting, had great acting, and she seemed to really fit the character best for me.

PLATT - Surprisingly close to Lee, but a tad matured, and very strong delivery.

WAHLGREN - Nothing memorable, but she got the job done. Her voice did suit the character very well.

RUFF - Again, not bad, but also nothing memorable. She sounds a tad aged for the character, and her acting's pretty stale, but otherwise it gets the job done.
Spider-Fox
said at 8:34 PM on Tue Dec 18 2012
All of them were quite unique and diffrent, all were decent to great but I like
1. Tara Platt
2. Kari Walhgren
3. Michelle Ruff
4. Patricia Ja Lee
5. Catherine Disher
pokemastanumba1
said at 8:05 PM on Fri Jul 6 2012
I really don't have a clear favorite; they're all actually pretty good. Though if I had to choose, it would be between Catherine Disher, Patricia Ja Lee, and Michelle Ruff.

I've been meaning to ask though, just what is that thing on Jill's chest in MvC3?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:45 PM on Fri Jul 6 2012
@pokemastanumba1 It's a device that injects P30 into her body (that's a fictional performance enhancer, think steroids). Wesker used it in RE5 to make Jill into a supersoldier.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:58 PM on Thu Oct 11 2012
@pokemastanumba1 It's an excuse to look at her chest
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:36 PM on Thu Oct 11 2012
@Music Meister Pretty much, yeah.
pokemastanumba1
said at 6:30 PM on Thu May 2 2013
@Music Meister LOL! I guess Capcom has to resort to exploiting their video game characters as sex objects in order to keep them from losing profits (why do you think that in U/MvC3, every male has six-pack abs, and every female has breasts the size of basketballs?)
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:12 PM on Thu May 2 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Unfortunately, this is far from a Capcom-exclusive phenomenon. :/ Case in point: the more recent Soulcaliburs (IV especially comes to mind) and the entire Dead or Alive series.
Heartfilia Mage 721
said at 1:26 AM on Thu Jun 27 2013
@NCZ Are you a fan or interested in the DOA Series?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:50 AM on Thu Jun 27 2013
@Heartfilia Mage 721 Not really, but I'm somewhat familiar with them (used to be a big fighting game fan, I watched the movie, and I added all the games to the site). That said, my statement was somewhat facetious and mainly referring to the Xtreme Beach Volleyball subseries. I've heard they're getting better about the shameless fanservice as of 5 and Dimensions.
Heartfilia Mage 721
said at 3:48 PM on Thu Jun 27 2013
@NCZ DOA5 Ultimate looks awesome. If you have time maybe you can check it out.
Bluzziku
said at 5:54 PM on Wed Apr 18 2012
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I like Catherine because she sounded determined and strong willed (Not that the others didnt) and her voice sounds quite unqiue from the others.

said at 2:14 PM on Mon Apr 9 2012
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I have a hard time choosing between Patricia and Cahterine. Those two are undoubtedly the best, but both brings a different aspect to Jill. Catherine brings the more serious tone, Patricia makes her sound more like the typical Jill I think of. So I think I'm going to hand this one to Patricia.
CyberGalaxy
said at 8:35 PM on Sat Mar 31 2012
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Patricia Ja Lee is my favorite. With that said, in almost every new game Jill appears in, she's voiced by someone else. I just wish Capcom would be more consistent with her voice.
yokokoroma
said at 11:29 AM on Wed Jan 11 2012
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This is a great voice compare, the 2 best performances here are, Catherine Disher and Patricia Ja Lee! I think Catherine was great as Jill in RE: 3 as her voice was dramatic, which defined a determined Jill. Then there's Patricia Ja Lee, who I believe is the voice of Jill in RE: 5, whose voice work is relaxed yet reflects Jill's mentality (relief) as she is finally reunited with Chris. It's ashame, Capcom replaced her, I think she should've continued as Jill in RE: Revelations! That's all I can say about this voice compare, as both are great as the voice of Jill (in her respective mind states)


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