Prince Charming
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Prince Charming

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Prince Charming with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Shrek

Prince Charming is one of the primary antagonists from the "Shrek" franchise. He is a vain, pompous and arrogant prince, one who often resorts to behaving like a child (no doubt due to the constant molly-coddling from his mother, The Fairy Godmother). All Prince Charming wants to do is marry Princess Fiona and become king of Far Far Away. 
Created by TylerMirage on Feb 6 2013
Shrek Super Slam (2005)
Prince CharmingJames Arnold Taylor
James Arnold Taylor
Shrek the Third (2007)
Prince CharmingRupert Everett
Rupert Everett
Shrek's Carnival Craze (2008)
Prince CharmingKeith Ferguson
Keith Ferguson
Scared Shrekless (2010)
Prince CharmingSean Bishop
Sean Bishop
Prince CharmingRandy Crenshaw
Randy Crenshaw


Rupert Everett nails Prince Charming's attitude. The suave, but insecure boy who thinks he's a man. As with the other replacements in most of the video game adaptations of Shrek, Keith Ferguson's impersonation isn't really that bad, but it's not really anything spectacular either. Randy Crenshaw 'voiced' Charming in the "Far Far Away Idol" short, and actually does a pretty good job as the singing Charming - very similar to what one might think Rupert's singing voice would be like. And Sean Bishop voiced Charming in a very minor role in the Scared Shrekless television special, and despite not having a lot to work with, he manages to sound relatively similar to Rupert. James Arnold Taylor also voiced Charming in some of the video games, and does a similarly 'adequate' job.  

Overall, Rupert's taking my vote. 



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said at 11:30 AM on Mon Aug 14 2017
Going with Rupert Everett. That snobbish-like voice suits Charming to a T and he makes him sound like a spoilt brat with a bit of intimidation.

Sean Bishop is a pretty good stand-in for those few lines. I always thought it was Rupert.

James Arnold Taylor is also pretty good as he adds his own flair to it while still maintaing the snobbish nature of the character.

I'm not a big fan of Keith Ferguson though. He's rather bland and I find it a bit distracting in some places.

And for what it's worth Randy Crenshaw did a decent singing voice.
said at 1:47 PM on Sun Jan 31 2016
Rupert Everett's my favorite, although having two feature-length movies probably helped. JAT's impersonation isn't spot-on, but his delivery at the end of the (current) clip was hilarious.
said at 7:58 AM on Sun Jan 31 2016
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Rupert Everett is just perfect for this campier yet more villainous take on Prince Charming. Typecasting....yes but still an effective one nonetheless. He also kinda reminds me a bit of Chris Hemsworth at times.

Sean Bishop is a decent fill-in voice.

Randy Crenshaw sounds more like Sean Connery to me than say Rupert Everett. Oh god that is a horrifying thought Sean Connery singing "I'm too sexy for my shirt."

James Arnold Taylor sounds like an Evil Obi-Wan Kenobi...decent but too recognizable.

Keith Ferguson is maybe the weakest, I don't know?

Rupert Everett wins this one....BY FAR!
said at 10:52 PM on Thu Jan 7 2016
Rupert all the way, though Randy made me laugh.
said at 4:33 PM on Mon Jan 4 2016
Rupert Everett for sure!
said at 5:50 PM on Sat Oct 17 2015
Honestly, aside from Rupert Everett, I think Keith Ferguson is the best sound-alike.
said at 4:34 AM on Sat Jun 28 2014
Rupert gets my vote it's less grating than the other four

Though Randy is better than the speaking impressions

Sean is in the middle

Of the two video games impressions Keith is better(but sheesh look at that picture of Charming on Keith's clip! It looks worse than Super Slam and Carnival is on the Wii while Super Slam is on the Gamecube)

James is the worst for me but he did have one very funny line during the time he voiced Charming 'Over my muscular and heavenly lotion dead body!"
said at 1:49 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
Rupert's the original, but among the rest,

1) Keith Ferguson: He did a good convincing impression
2) Sean Bishop: Sounds like Rupert too
3) James Arnold Taylor
said at 9:06 AM on Fri Oct 11 2013
Changed my mind Keith doesn't suck at all. I don't know what I was saying in that last post though Sean is ok I guess.
said at 9:36 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
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Rupert Everett is first place for the character, with Keith Ferguson and Randy Crenshaw tied for second place. Sean Bishop and James Arnold Taylor just sound awful, IMO.
said at 8:21 PM on Mon Jan 26 2015
@Galactic_Cyrus To be fair, it's Donkey, imagining him into a story Puss is telling, and just throws him into it with that line, which is supposed to be a spoof of Psych.
said at 8:30 PM on Mon Jan 26 2015
@pete *Psycho.
said at 6:17 PM on Sat Oct 31 2015
@pete Prince Charming's appearance in that story is perhaps the best part of the entire special.

That and the donkey-eating waffle.
said at 7:05 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
Rupert Number1 with Sean 2nd.

James & Keith just suck.

Randy doesn't count because he does the singing.
said at 9:38 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@Ross123 I'd personally switch Sean and Keith. I think Keith sounds closer to Rupert's vocal performance than Sean, who had a similar VOICE but the delivery of his lines was atrocious.
said at 10:21 AM on Wed Oct 9 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus I respect that ur trying 2 make me re-think my choices but in the end it all comes down 2 opinion however i'll think about what said & we'll see if I've changed my mind.
said at 4:28 AM on Fri May 10 2013
Randy and Sean did the best jobs at imitating Rupert for the small roles they had.
said at 11:35 PM on Mon Feb 11 2013
I wonder how Randy would have done as Charming's speaking voice.
said at 2:15 AM on Tue Feb 12 2013
@jonhardwick I think he would have done great!
said at 6:01 PM on Sun Feb 10 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
I'm too sexy for my shirt! Randy Crenshaw, all the way!
said at 1:06 PM on Sat Feb 9 2013
 1 Shout Out!
JAT sounds like a snobby Obi-Wan.
said at 5:16 AM on Sun Feb 10 2013
@pete Oh gee, I wonder why?....
said at 7:30 AM on Sun Feb 17 2013
@pete Dammit, now I can't unhear it. :-P
said at 3:35 AM on Mon Feb 18 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Prince Charming swinging a blue lightsaber? Yes, please!
said at 5:37 AM on Mon Feb 18 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 Someone consumed one too many death sticks. :-P
said at 5:51 AM on Mon Feb 18 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I need to go home & rethink my life.
said at 6:30 AM on Mon Feb 18 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 I was talking about Princey, but whatever. :-P
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:10 PM on Fri Feb 8 2013
*JAT has been added.
said at 8:14 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
James Arnold Taylor Did Charming in Shrek 2,ill donate a clip at the forms i just use real player and YouTube plus i'll use real players mp3 converter to convert the video to mp3.
said at 10:11 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
@jonhardwick We can't add JAT since we don't have the games in the the database but a clip for when we do have them will help.
said at 10:15 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
@pete He played in in Shrek 2 and Smash and Crash,i could give you links for walkthroughs to get pictures,also Taylor voiced Gingy in the mentioned games (trust me i read the credits).
said at 10:47 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
@jonhardwick Not an admin just repeating what I was told. I don't ask which games just stated that in order to include JAT we need either the Shrek 2 or Smash and Crash page to be made both of which are not on the site at this time. Also who is Taylor? Gingy's pages says he has only been voiced by Conrad Vernon. You may reply but you should put all info tou tell me in the forums.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:23 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
@jonhardwick Yeah, if you can get some good quality clips to use, I'd gladly take them. You can feel free to post them in the Shrek voice compare thread.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:24 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
@pete I'm actually working on adding the Shrek 2 video game as we speak (jonhardwick's comment got me off of my butt, and I've managed to get most of the characters), so the Charming compare can be updated.
said at 11:30 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
@TylerMirage I Got the SuperSlam Clips because alot of the Shrek 2 LPS had players either skipping cutscnes or talking over them.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 10:19 AM on Fri Feb 8 2013
@jonhardwick Sweet. Do you want to put them in the Shrek VC? Or even send me a message with the links for the clips, because then I can start working on getting images from Shrek Super Slam, since it hasn't been added either.
said at 3:06 PM on Fri Feb 8 2013
@TylerMirage here it is
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:10 PM on Fri Feb 8 2013
@jonhardwick Thanks, jon. :) It's been added now, along with the rest of the characters from the game.
said at 3:12 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
Wasn't even aware of this one lol. I guess posting Shrek's Carnival Craze links and Scared Shrekless ones helped lol. As with all VA's you can't really tell the difference except in some where comparisons will help with that. Going with Rupert since he's the original and the rest are impressions though not bad ones at all at that.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 7:26 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
@pete Oh yeah, those links definitely helped, pete. :)
said at 9:51 PM on Wed Feb 6 2013
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I'm going with Rupert.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Prince Charming voice actors?
Rupert Everett
Keith Ferguson
Randy Crenshaw
Sean Bishop
James Arnold Taylor