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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Leon S. Kennedy with sound clips and images.
EDITOR'S OPINIONFor the 2nd VC for the Resident Evil series I figured it would make sense to do one for the 2nd main male hero of the series namely LEON SCOTT KENNEDY! His initial debut in the series was in the 2nd Resident Evil game in which he was voiced by Paul "90's X Men Quicksilver" Haddad. While not as reviled (and laughed at) as the voicework for the 1st Resident Evil game the voicework for the 2nd game was never all that well received. Personally I didn't think it was that bad and I always though Paul Hadded delivered one of the better performances in that game as Leon S Kennedy. I mean Paul's voice & performance did suit the role well as a young police rookie whom lets just say was at the wrong place at the wrong time whom does try to be strong while he figures out what is going on here.
In Resident Evil 4 (and all other appearances) his current VA is none other than Paul Mercier! And Paul Mercier's Leon voice is a bit lower and a bit smoother which does make sense considering how Leon is older and not actually a rookie anymore when it comes to dealing with hordes of evil monsters. And Paul Mercier's performance as Leon is his most known and quite possibly his most renowned and I can fairly understand why as while Leon may not have the best one-liners but Paul Mercier is still able to pull off an effective performance for Leon here. Overall both VA's have done well here in somewhat different ways for this role.
(Update: Leon had 2 new VA's in 2012 namely Christian Lanz and Matthew Mercer and they are both worthy alternatives to Paul Mercer's fine work. Christian does a fine job playing Leon as the heroic young cop while Matthew does a good job playing a somewhat more somber slightly older take on the role if I do say so myself. While I am sure plenty of folks will miss Paul Mercier's work as Leon and I can understand why but Matthew Mercer and Christian Lanz are fine alternate choices for Leon as well.)