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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Knuckles the Echidna with sound clips and images.
Knuckles the Echidna is the guardian of the Master Emerald on Angel Island, and one of the few remaining Echidnas that were thought wiped out by Chaos. He was formerly one of Sonic's rivals, but the two are now best friends. Knuckles is so named for his strong punches, but his enemies often take advantage of his gullibility. While Knuckles is rough, he can also be introverted, in part due to living by himself for his whole life.

Knuckles made his animated debut in Sonic Underground, where he was played by Brian Drummond (it was believed for the longest time that Ian Corlett provided the voice, but alas). His voice was done by Bill Wise in the Sonic OVA. In the games, he was voiced by Michael McGaharn in Sonic Adventure, Ryan Drummond in Sonic Shuffle, and Scott Dreier starting in Sonic Adventure 2. Dan Green voiced Knuckles for Sonic X and the games from Shadow the Hedgehog to Sonic and the Black Knight. Travis Willingham inherited the role for Sonic Free Riders and is his current voice.
Created by SeriouslyFunny on Mon Feb 15 2010, 301 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
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Sonic Underground (1999)
Knuckles the EchidnaBrian Drummond
Brian Drummond
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie (1999)
Knuckles the EchidnaBill Wise
Bill Wise
Sonic Adventure (1999)
Knuckles the EchidnaMichael McGaharn
Michael McGaharn
Sonic Shuffle (2000)
Knuckles the EchidnaRyan Drummond
Ryan Drummond
Sonic Adventure 2 (2001)
Knuckles the EchidnaScott Dreier
Scott Dreier
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
Knuckles the EchidnaDan Green
Dan Green
Sonic Free Riders (2010)
Knuckles the EchidnaTravis Willingham
Travis Willingham

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myopinion1
said at 10:14 AM on Sun Sep 28 2014
Found a vid for better McGaharn clips. He's my second favorite after Dreier now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysoPpZn628Y
DVJ
said at 10:51 AM on Sat Sep 27 2014
1.Dan Green-he just nails the role.
2.Travis Willingham-a fitting successor vocal wise,if only he got to play the character more seriously.
3.Scott Dreier-decent,but nothing outstanding.
4.Ryan Drummond/Michael McGaharn-both pretty bland and forgettable.
5.Brian Dummond/Bill Wise-miscast in my opinion.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 10:31 AM on Sat Sep 20 2014
I'm digging how Travis is sounding in Boom. I think he'll be a good Knuckles if given more time
CuriousUserX90
said at 2:04 AM on Fri Aug 8 2014
Is there a difference between the San Diego Voicer's Performances for Knuckles.
Funshutsu
said at 7:21 AM on Sun Jul 27 2014
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
I personally choose Scott Drier because i think he actually is good at doing angry Knuckles in a more calmer way, and not in just some raspy voice...
superwplf
said at 4:34 PM on Fri Jun 6 2014
They all get my vote cause I can't chose. They're all good in their own ways.
CometX-ing
said at 6:48 PM on Tue May 27 2014
 1 Shout Out! [?]
1. Scott Dreier get my vote for number one, mainly because while he does sound monotone like someone on this page has made abundantly clear he still makes Knuckles sound cool. He gives him that tough guardian feel, one you would expect from a guy who spent most of his live in solitude. Over all my favorite, always has, always will be.

2. Ryan Drummond/Dan Green? I am tied between the two despite their differences. Mainly because as my number 2 I like Dan Green a lot, he was Sonic X Knuckles, which I liked that Knuckles to, he was series but could also be comedic which was nice.

Ryan Drummond is also second because he is really close to Dreiers Knuckles but not quite there. Sure he put more emotion into his lines than Dreier but I feel he is also a tad to deep for Knuckles, that and I prefer him as Sonic anyway.

3. Michael McGaharn I don't really have much to say for him, its close enough to Scott to give it a pass but far enough to make it a third.

4.Travis Willingham Honestly he the same as Green but more of a joke and less serious, I really dislike him not because of his voice over all, but just his lighter town to Green just gives him the voice of a joke. Honestly I just can't take this Knuckles seriously, and that is something I actually want to do

For the rest T think neither of them fit Knuckles Classic or other wise. But honestly I will give it to Brian, just because it would be freaking hilarious for him to voice Boom Knuckles.
TrueMyriad
said at 6:36 AM on Sat May 24 2014
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Wouldn't Matthew Mercer make a good Knuckles. His voices as Levi and Chrom sound like Scott Dreier's performance of the character.
TrueMyriad
said at 2:07 PM on Fri May 23 2014
Who would sound like a perfect young Knuckles? I liked Brian Drummond, but what American actor would rock? I still say Bryce Papenbrook would be an ideal choice.
myopinion1
said at 5:12 AM on Wed Apr 9 2014
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
I copied and pasted the dude below me into the edit box, meaning to edit to my opinion, then I clicked post by accident. Oops. UPDATED opinion

1. Scott Dreir
2. Travis Willingham
3. Dan Green
4. Brian Drummond
5. Ryan Drummond
6. Bill Wise
myopinion1
said at 5:10 AM on Wed Apr 9 2014
Dan Green
2 Ryan Drummond
3 Travis Willingham
4 Michale McGaharn
5 Scott Dreier
6 Bill Wise
7 Brian Drummond
HienFan
said at 10:30 PM on Wed Mar 26 2014
1 Dan Green
2 Ryan Drummond
3 Travis Willingham
4 Michale McGaharn
5 Scott Dreier
6 Bill Wise
7 Brian Drummond
MilanTheVillain01
said at 9:56 PM on Thu Mar 6 2014
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
I love Travis Willingham's lines in the Sonic Boom behind the scenes video, they're quite hilarious & they suit Knuckles' character perfectly!

"Wow, I sound like a fortune cookie! *nom* Aw, but, I don't taste like one...."
"& then my delicious whipped cream filling will shoot out like toothpaste.... I'm in!"
CometX-ing
said at 6:11 PM on Tue May 27 2014
@MilanTheVillain01 I assure you, those lines do not fit knuckles personality at all, it fits the new comic relief doofus that they are turned him into. The only real knuckles is Scott Dreier, a cool calm and collected knuckles, who can sometimes be comic relief,not the joke he is now.
superwplf
said at 4:19 PM on Fri Jun 6 2014
@CometX-ing I don't really like cool calm and collected characters, tbh scott dreier knuckle's didn't have any comic relief to him. This is the guy that got tricked by eggman, after all.
myopinion1
said at 3:31 AM on Sat Aug 30 2014
@CometX-ing Stuck in the past much? lol
Guy110
said at 3:20 PM on Sat Mar 1 2014
Michael McGaharn needs to be a lot higher.
chaosincarnate
said at 6:20 PM on Tue Feb 25 2014
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Travis Willingham is sounding much better in Sonic Boom so far, I have a feeling he'll rise up to the top of the polls very soon. Granted, I have a feeling I'm still going to be sticking with Scott Dreier, but I'm calling it now.
austinslashlavaboy
said at 3:01 PM on Thu Dec 5 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Bill Wise: This was a bad start He sounds too young & has a slight Jamaican accent.

Ryan Drummond: Best laid back knuckles for me

Brian Drummond: Sounds way too young and mocks Jaleel white. Probably the worst

Michael McGaharn: Nice laid back tone. Great start for knuckles.

Scott Dreier: Ok. I Don't want my comment deleted again, so I'll put it in short: painfully overrated and WAY too deep for me. (there. Is that a little bit better)

Dan Green: Better voice than Dreier. Nice rough and tough personality.

Travis Willingham: same thing, except much younger and more fitting.

So I'm voting for Travis Willingham.

(there. I got it out of the way without being too insulting. happy now?)
Adjeras
said at 4:12 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@austinslashlavaboy Cool, I hate Scott Drier too. I don't see why people like him so much. He just has no talent.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:16 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@Adjeras care to elaborate rather than senselessly bash a voice actor?
Adjeras
said at 4:43 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@NCZ He sounded very monotine and uninterested in the role. I apologize for all of the bashing, I just really don't like Scott.

said at 4:53 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@Adjeras no what!! I would never have guessed you didn't like him!! XD
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 4:57 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@Adjeras You've obviously made your point. No need to push it unnecessarily further.
Adjeras
said at 5:05 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@Leetastic3 I was just trying to answer NCZ's question. Sorry.
Adjeras
said at 5:06 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@Leetastic3 I was only answering the administrators question.
Adjeras
said at 5:15 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@Leetastic3 I'm very sorry for what I said. Sometims my nerves get the better of me. I didn't say you have to hate Scott. I'm extremely sorry.

said at 5:19 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@Adjeras it's cool don't worry we all have bad days :) just appreciate everyone's opinion,if we didn't have opinions we would all be robots!! ;)
Adjeras
said at 5:23 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@Leetastic3 Cool.
austinslashlavaboy
said at 3:42 PM on Thu Dec 19 2013
@Leetastic3 Why would you ever think of robots having no opinion?

said at 4:00 PM on Thu Dec 19 2013
@austinslashlavaboy I meant we'd all be emotion less, only robots on tv have emotions anyway!
austinslashlavaboy
said at 3:38 PM on Sat Dec 28 2013
update: after playing sonic heroes, Scott Dreier was better than I thought. I can here some of Dan Green and Travis Willingham in his voice. He did improve, but it won't change my opinions on him.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 9:31 AM on Thu Jan 16 2014
@austinslashlavaboy - In regards to the "Ryan Gang" actors, a lot of people usually like them moreso for the voice itself rathen than their actual acting. That's why a lot of people like Scott as Knuckles or Ryan as Sonic.
austinslashlavaboy
said at 5:55 PM on Sun Mar 16 2014
@HyperVoiceActing I get that the voice is cool, but I have my own opinion and scott isn't really a voice actor that suits knuckles at all. in fact I can take Brian Drummond over him. at least Brian gave knuckles emotions and matched his character design.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 6:36 PM on Thu Mar 20 2014
@austinslashlavaboy - What exactly do you mean "match his character design"?
austinslashlavaboy
said at 8:51 PM on Sun Mar 23 2014
@HyperVoiceActing I meant I think of his voice when I see his model. If I see classic knuckles, I think of brian Drummond voicing him. do you get what i'm saying?
austinslashlavaboy
said at 9:24 PM on Mon Mar 24 2014
@austinslashlavaboy Jesus! my hatred scott dreier's take on knuckles really is making this section infamous. sorry for hating on him. this might be more infamous than me saying Conker's bad fur day is the worst. answer this, AM I INSANE?!?!?!?!
chaosincarnate
said at 9:52 AM on Thu Nov 28 2013
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
1- Scott Dreier: Makes Knuckles sounds more intelligent than usual, and he draws a fine line between not being deep or high enough. Easily the best original voice cast VA, he really seemed to get Knuckles right.
2-:Ryan Drummond: I give him points for sounding absolutely nothing like his Sonic, and he sounds like a deeper Scott. I like it, but he comes off as bland at points and doesn't always make me think Knuckles.
3-: Travis Willingham: Basically impersonating Dan Green, but he doesn't make Knuckles sound angry at times, and he can get some funny material. I like it, but I think he could do better if he wasn't just impersonating Dan.
4-:Dan Green: It's well acted, and he probably got the best voice direction from any of the 4kids actors early on, but I don't like it for Knuckles, its too angry and high. Easily the most over rated VA of the Sonic 4Kids voice cast.
5-: Michael McGaharan: Incredibly generic, and his acting is a bit forced. Maybe he would have improved later on, and the voice direction probably had something to do with it, but he's easily the most forgettable game voice for Knuckles.
6-: Brian Drummond and Bill Wise: They aren't exactly terrible, and I can hear some differences in their portrayals of Knuckles, but the voices are so high pitched that they only fit the Classic version.
Adjeras
said at 4:13 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@chaosincarnate Honestly, Scott had no emotion. His voice could also get annoying.
chaosincarnate
said at 2:50 PM on Tue Dec 17 2013
@Adjeras Care to explain how? Maybe he was a bit emotionless in Adventure 2, but he really grew into the role by Heroes IMO.
Adjeras
said at 11:04 AM on Wed Dec 18 2013
@chaosincarnate His line delivery was pretty monotone in SA2 and he sounded like a stoner in SH. I know Knuckles was supposed to sound calm, but Scott made him sound TOO calm. His acting was also pretty lame. Honestly, Scott just annoys me. They should've stuck with Ryan Drummond (who plyed Knux in Sonic Shuffle, since Ryan gave him more emotion and a good tone as well)
chaosincarnate
said at 2:20 PM on Wed Dec 18 2013
@Adjeras Jeez dude, I understand you don't like Scott Dreier but can you please take it down a notch? I notice every time someone such as myself likes Scott Dreier, you constantly bash and say you don't like him. We get it, you don't like him as Knuckles.
Adjeras
said at 2:49 PM on Wed Dec 18 2013
@chaosincarnate Sorry.
chaosincarnate
said at 2:50 PM on Wed Dec 18 2013
@Adjeras It's all good, just learn to not run your opinion of Scott Dreier into the ground constantly. :P
Adjeras
said at 2:53 PM on Wed Dec 18 2013
@chaosincarnate Okay.
austinslashlavaboy
said at 1:13 PM on Sun Dec 22 2013
@chaosincarnate I know we get it because I AGREE WITH @Adjeras!!!
chaosincarnate
said at 1:32 PM on Sun Dec 22 2013
@austinslashlavaboy And I still disagree with him to the moon. What's your point, anyway? This discussion was already over, and I stand by liking Scott Dreier's Knuckles the most.
HienFan
said at 9:59 PM on Mon Jul 28 2014
@chaosincarnate I'm not gonna bash you for this but you like Scott? Wonderful

I'm not too big on him but he's okay way ahead of the high pitched Bill and Brian anyway
chaosincarnate
said at 4:41 PM on Tue Jul 29 2014
@HienFan Yes, I do, that's all there is to know. I find him to be leagues above all of his predecessors, and his voice defined how the character should sound. Dan Green was just being Dan Green, a huge step down, while Travis has just been impersonating him (although he's sounding much better with his original take in Sonic Boom so far).
HienFan
said at 4:08 AM on Fri Aug 1 2014
@chaosincarnate I can see that
Ash
said at 2:31 PM on Mon Nov 18 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
1. SCOTT DREIER~!! W<

My favorite Knuckles voice actor!!

2. McGaharn is a very close second!

3. Willingham is pretty cool as Knux! C:

4. Brian Drummond- he's hot! +w+

5. Wise was good for the wackiness of the OVA, but his voice doesn't fit a 16-year old.

Dan Green....liked him as Yugi, but he made Knuckles sound angry all the time. His yelling was over the top.
IceElvenPrincess
said at 8:42 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Scott Dreier takes the ultimate crown in my book. and he got my vote. my second favorite is Ryan Drummond, I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE HE USED HIS NATURAL VOICE FOR HIM IN SONIC SHUFFLE!!! I'm blown away. anywhow, I do like his voice though as well.
Adjeras
said at 4:13 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@IceElvenPrincess How?

said at 4:41 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@Adjeras because Scott drier knew what he was doing and he put a lot of effort into it XD
Adjeras
said at 4:43 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@Leetastic3 I don't think so. He sounded very flat and stoner-ish. It didn;t sound like hehad any experience and it sounded like he just wanted to get the role over with.
Zekewars010
said at 7:25 AM on Wed Oct 30 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
1. Willingham

2. Green

3. Ryan Drummond

4. Dreier

5. Brian Drummond

6. Wise

7. McGartharn
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 10:34 AM on Tue Oct 29 2013
Green gets my vote. Willingham would be the runner up for me.
Adjeras
said at 5:24 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@DreamMaster08X Honestly, I agree.

said at 4:27 PM on Sun Oct 27 2013
Brian Drummond: doesn't sound how knuckles should sound but for one of the first voices for knuckles he did..meh
Bill wise: did better than ^^ and for some reason I lied his voice in a weird way so for a first voice actor for knuckles I think he did his job
Michael megaharn: way too overrated IMO, he was emotionless weak and he didn't give knuckles any personality, and his acting approach was choppy
Ryan Drummond:... Ok..
Scott drier : know this is the best voice for knuckles IMO, he gave knuckles that attuide but not sounding like an idiot, he made the knuckles that we all know and love, and I live the way he interacted with everyone he was definitely the best!!
Dan green: he has a lot of nostalgia but sometimes he sounds like a old man with his lines, and he can sound really Awkward, but still is like his take
Travis williingham: he sounds like dan green but younger and better acting, he's my secound favourite!!
Adjeras
said at 4:15 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@Leetastic3 Am I the only one who noticed that Scott provided no effort in his performance? I mean, it didn't sound like he was even trying at all. I'm personally glad he's gone.

said at 4:36 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@Adjeras you probably are :P the reason I think that Scott's the best is because he's the one that gave knuckles the best character, he didn't make him sound like an gullible idiot, he made him sound cool with a bit of a temper but not too much of a hothead! Listen to knuckles theme in sa2 and that's the music you would think he would listen to!! Everyone has their option and personally I'm glad dan greens gone :)
Adjeras
said at 4:45 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@Leetastic3 I heard him in SA2 and I found him unbearable. He sounded very stoner-ish, monotone and uninterested. I just find Scott to be a terrible actor. Okay? Dan was probably told to act likee the way he did and SEGA pretty much told him to maintain that performance.

said at 4:52 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@Adjeras hey dude there's this thing right, and I heard everyone has them, there called opinions, so stop badgering everyone on here that you don't like Scott because nod body cares they can choose whoever they like on here, so how about you go on youtube and make a rant then people will think your right and then they will take away every game Scott drier has ever appeared in and so nobody will never hear the actor Scott drier again, and nobody would know about how good he portrayed knuckles as one guy who's got nothing better to do hates him! XD
Adjeras
said at 5:03 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@Leetastic3 I didn't badger everyone, sorry.
Adjeras
said at 5:55 AM on Sun Oct 20 2013
Brian Drummond: Too young, even for a 15-16 year old character.
Bill Wise: Same thing.
Michael MeGaharn: Way too emotionless.
Ryan Drummond: I'm surprised SEGS didn't keep him for the role. He actually provided emotion.
Scott Drier: Painfully overrated. He showed just as little emotion as Michael. Never play Knuckles again!
Dan Green: Okay, the personality change was jarring, but Dan actually gave Knux a very likeable personality.
Travis: A very good replacement.
austinslashlavaboy
said at 5:12 PM on Fri Dec 13 2013
@Adjeras I agree with you, but I hated Brian Drummond's voice for knuckles more than you, and I did think McGaharn was an OK start. By the way, Who is your favorite voice?
Adjeras
said at 4:11 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@austinslashlavaboy Dan Green. I don't understand why people worship Scott Drier. He's painfully overrated.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 3:16 AM on Thu Oct 10 2013
In Free Riders, Colours DS & Generations, Travis Willingham's Knuckles was essentially just a Dan Green impression.

But I just saw a cutscene of Sonic: Lost World with Knuckles & Amy. & I think it's safe to say that Travis has really made the role his own!


(Also, I'm not sure if it's just me or not, but Travis seems to have a bit of a Southern accent going on there in his Lost World take).
HyperVoiceActing
said at 6:37 AM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 - I don't know what cutscene YOU watched, but I can't seem to find that cutscene in any language but Spanish.

Don't suppose you can help a fellow out with a link>
MilanTheVillain01
said at 12:52 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@HyperVoiceActing Links don't actually work on this site.

But, just copy & paste this link into the search bar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o-zDRHDRqM
HyperVoiceActing
said at 1:21 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 - Just saw it. Yeah I agree, I like it
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 9:53 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
1. Brian Drummond (Fits the character's original appearance the best)
2. Scott Dreier (Nails the character)
3. Dan Green and Travis Willingham (Sound almost identical, though it took Dan Green a while to grow into the role)
4. Ryan Drummond (Decent, but a bit too deep)
5. Bill Wise (More annoying than enjoyable, and a strange accent too)
6. Michael McGaharn (Soooo BORING. A fine example of stiff, flat, wooden acting.)
TrueMyriad
said at 6:10 AM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus I think Brian Drummond is amazing as classic Knuckles, but if I picked an American actor to play him, I think the American counterpart of Brian Drummond would be Bryce Papenbrook.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 6:07 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Just a random thought, but I was thinking of actors who could best replicate Scott Dreier's Knuckles voice while still doing his own thing. And I think Nolan North, even though he's being used in everything nowadays, can do that pretty well.

Agree or disagree?
MilanTheVillain01
said at 9:16 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@HyperVoiceActing If Travis Willingham decide to use something similar to his Guile voice, he could get close to Scott Dreier & still make it his own.
Soldierkei
said at 12:10 PM on Fri Sep 27 2013
Scott Dreier* can't reply to myself.
Soldierkei
said at 12:09 PM on Fri Sep 27 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
Scott Drieir is my favorite voice for Knuckles. He had his moments when he was angry, but they weren't over the top. He still had his cool side: *coming out of sewer* "Hey guys. Long time no see"
HyperVoiceActing
said at 12:17 PM on Wed Sep 11 2013
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
I have nothing against Dan/Travis (they both sound real similar to me) but I'd have to say Scott Dreier is the best Knuckles.
E_Granderson37
said at 3:12 PM on Sat Aug 31 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Travis Is Awesome as Knuckles sounds just like Dan Green Good Choice by Sega!
TrueMyriad
said at 6:37 AM on Sun Aug 4 2013
If Knuckles had a voice in his classic form, I say Bryce Papenbrook would be excellent. After all, he is Zidane Tribal from Dissidia Final Fantasy, Rin Okumura from Blue Exorcist, and Henry from Fire Emblem Awakening.
TrueMyriad
said at 6:32 AM on Sun Aug 4 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Scott Dreier, Dan Green, and Travis Willingham are the best by far.
Ross123
said at 3:14 PM on Wed Jul 17 2013
Dan is the Man while Michael & Scott are 2nd & 3rd.

Travis wasn't too bad nor was Ryan.

Brain & Bill don't Knuckles at all.
Ross123
said at 9:35 AM on Wed Jan 1 2014
I've just realized that Michael & Scott are the wrong way round. Scott is 2nd & Michael is 3rd.
Shiny Raticate
said at 2:11 AM on Fri Jul 12 2013
Brian and Bill did a great job on the animated Knuckles.
My main concern is with the game Knuckles, though. Even though I was imprinted with Scott Dreier's Knuckles first, I grew to love Dan Green's version even more. Travis does a fantastic job sounding like Dan Green, as well.
Aimanfire
said at 6:22 PM on Tue Jul 9 2013
Dan green was the best at knuckles, but Travis can improve..... give it a few years, but he can improve.
Torak
said at 6:37 PM on Thu Jun 27 2013
 5 Shout Outs! [?]
Y'know, after giving this VC some more thought, I actually like Scott Dreier the most.

He actually sounds like a laid-back, yet tough 16- year old guardian, he sounds realistic too: which is something the others lack. That is why he's my new favorite. :)
If I were to pick a runner up, it would be Travis.
chaosincarnate
said at 6:34 PM on Wed Jun 26 2013
Scott Mcneil should totally voice Knuckles somewhere down the line. I have a feeling he would sound like Scott Dreier.
Torak
said at 6:29 PM on Thu Jun 27 2013
@chaosincarnate Hmm... to be honest I can't imagine McNeil voicing Knucks but it would be pretty cool!
Torak
said at 6:29 PM on Thu Jun 27 2013
@chaosincarnate Or Robert Buchholz?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL7W_iB4zt8
chaosincarnate
said at 1:58 PM on Fri Jun 28 2013
@Torak Wow, he sounds exactly like Scott Dreier, but a little tougher. Yeah, I think Robert could do a great Knuckles!
Mrguy22594
said at 10:38 PM on Sun Jun 23 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Travis Willingham is my personal favorite since he does have a ton of range in terms of what he's worked with. Dan Green just has that same voice that anyone could easily identify. Scott Drier seems a bit bland to me these days but at least he was pretty good. The rest of them didn't really do anything at all to make the character sound all that tough or interesting. So between Travis, Dan and Scott it all comes down to personal preference since all three did really well as Knuckles.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 10:20 AM on Wed Jun 26 2013
@Mrguy22594 Even though I don't entirely agree with you, I respect your opinion.
chaosincarnate
said at 1:33 PM on Thu Jun 20 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
I voted for Scott. He sounded a little bland in SA2, but when I first heard clips of him in Heroes, that's exactly how I expected him to sound: cocky, yet committed to get the job done. Dan's voice is way to gravelly, and sounds angry all the time. Same goes for Travis, except he's a little more high pitched than Dan. Everyone else ranges from Meh to just plain bad.
Rabindranith
said at 6:39 PM on Sun Jun 2 2013
They hired Mr.Travis to replace Dan, but I can hardly hear a difference!
MilanTheVillain01
said at 8:15 PM on Sun Jun 2 2013
@Rabindranith I'd say that Travis is slightly less gruff & a bit higher-pitched than Dan is.

But then again, the difference is pretty damn subtle.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 8:43 PM on Tue Jun 4 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 Well lesson learned. Dan did better than Travis.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 5:01 PM on Wed May 29 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
I would laugh a billion times if they had Kunckles voice be Joe from Family Guy and have Knuckles have more hilarious lines. Even though the chances of that happening are less than winning the lottery, it would be hilar if it happened.
Rabindranith
said at 6:37 PM on Sun Jun 2 2013
@Mephilesthelight358 Oh my goodness, I would die if that happened
Bombermanp
said at 1:23 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
when i heard they were getting new actors back in 2010. i really wanted Chris sabet to play knuckles.. i heard his voice as Giroro from sgt frog and his temper scenes reminded me SOOO much of knuckles. but ya travis is a good next step.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 9:11 AM on Sat Apr 20 2013
I liked all the voice actors except Travis. For some reason Travis lacked something the other voice actors had when they voiced Knuckles, but I don't know what.
Mrguy22594
said at 9:18 PM on Sat Apr 6 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Now that Travis voices Knuckles que Guile's theme from Street Fighter 2/4.
Ratchetjak
said at 2:48 AM on Thu Apr 4 2013
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Before Shadow came around, Knuckles was my number one favorite Sonic character and he is still in my top 2 till this very day. So I just have to express my opinion on my favorite red echidna.

Personally, it's a toss up between Michael, Scott, & Travis. But all of them are pretty good, even his VAs from old school Sonic. Brian fits very well for a classic Knuckles I think. Anyway, here's how I will list them.

1. Scott Drever
2. Michael McGaham
3. Travis Willingham
4. Ryan Drummond (He's good but he's more of Sonic for me. After all, he is my favorite VA for Sonic. His Knuckles performance was good though.)
5. Dan Green (He's good but I've heard his voice too many times but he did alright for Knuckles in Sonic X)
6. Brian Drummond (He's awesome for a classic Knuckles)
7. Bill Wise (A bit to country like for my taste lol)
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:32 PM on Mon Mar 18 2013
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Now that I know Knuckles was actually played by Brian Drummond it seems kind of obvious.
pokemastanumba1
said at 6:48 PM on Wed Apr 24 2013
@Nightmare Crusher What is?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:53 PM on Wed Apr 24 2013
@pokemastanumba1 That Knuckles was played by Brian Drummond. Listen to the rasp in his voice.
coolgeek176
said at 3:11 PM on Tue Mar 12 2013
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I'm going with Travis.
Kirbopher
said at 5:06 PM on Sun Mar 10 2013
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BIG DISCOVERY! Ian Corlett did NOT voice Knuckles in Sonic Underground, Brian Drummond did! (Irony) https://twitter.com/BrianDrummondVO/statuses/310831578634928128
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:14 PM on Sun Mar 10 2013
@Kirbopher As M. Night Shyamalan would say, WHAT A TWIST!
BlueSkySlash
said at 11:03 PM on Tue Mar 26 2013
@Kirbopher Wow...biggest surprise I've seen in a while. So ironic since Brain Drummond and Ryan Drummond were confused on being related a few times before. Even though they aren't, this proves that they've played the same character at one point.

Amazing...
pokemastanumba1
said at 6:46 PM on Wed Apr 24 2013
@BlueSkySlash Ryan does have an older brother, Aaron Drummond. Great writer, but he doesn't do voices. As for Kate Drummond (voice of Grim in Splinter Cell Blacklist), none of them are related to her either, at least as far as I know.
VctrBnsn
said at 12:25 PM on Wed Mar 6 2013
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Sonic VAs have such loyal fan bases that I'm almost afraid to voice my opinion. But alas, I shall. (inhale, exhale), TRAVIS WILLINGHAM!! IJC is my least favorite.
CindyMad
said at 11:56 PM on Mon Mar 4 2013
DAN GREEN!!!
MilanTheVillain01
said at 3:53 AM on Sat Mar 2 2013
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Holy ****, Scott just jumped into second place!
God for him. Still wish that Travis & Dan swapped places in the poll though, ugh.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 4:01 AM on Thu Mar 21 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 & by that, I mean I wish that Travis was in 1st & Dan was in 3rd.
Sarge Ray
said at 9:57 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
The Sonic fantards can believe what they wanna believe. I, like many others, know the truth: Dan Green's sheer awesomeness blows all competition away!
CindyMad
said at 10:37 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
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Dan Green was awesome!!!
Nirvana
said at 5:31 PM on Mon Jan 7 2013
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I don't like the "dumb" route Sega took with Knuckles so Travis and Dan don't do it for me.

Scott>Michael>Ryan
Tazmoose22
said at 5:23 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
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Travis Willingham is my favorite voice actor but i think that Dan green plays Knuckles the best...
Mrguy22594
said at 7:02 PM on Mon Jan 28 2013
@Tazmoose22 If Travis used his Roy Mustang voice for Knuckles then maybe he would be 10x as awesome.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 3:59 AM on Tue Feb 5 2013
@Mrguy22594 I think his Guile voice could also work.
Mrguy22594
said at 2:50 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 Yes, very true but that's essentially the same thing.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 8:40 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
@Mrguy22594 I'd say his Guile voice sounds a lot closer to Scott Dreier's & believe me, that's a good thing. I honestly prefer Knuckles having a bit of a deeper voice than Sonic does.
Mrguy22594
said at 9:53 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 That does seem true, very well I'll take your word for it mr. rooster teeth.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 12:15 AM on Wed Feb 6 2013
@Mrguy22594 Don't worry, dude. My profile picture's just for ****s & giggles. I don't actually work for Rooster Teeth. Although, I'd certainly like to....
TheTrueYuma
said at 2:08 AM on Sat Jan 5 2013
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Ugh, I think the polls are proving that too many are too biased.
TheTrueYuma
said at 2:07 AM on Sat Jan 5 2013
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1. Scott Dreier - Michael McGaharn may have modeled the voice, but Scott perfected it.
2. Ryan Drummond - The man has range and did a perfectly suiting voice for Knuckles.
3. Michael McGaharn - His performance isn't as strong as the previous two but it was all right, and suitable for Knuckles.
4. Ian James Corlett - Interestingly enough, he's perfect for a younger Knuckles.
5. Bill Wise - He's more entertaining than the next two.
6. Dan Green - He was too "tough and gruff," not to mention that he used The Pharaoh's voice for Knuckles. You shouldn't be using default voices for Sonic characters. They deserve better than that.
7. Travis Willingham - Sounds too similar to Dan Green. We don't need any reminders that he voice Knuckles.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 1:40 PM on Sun Apr 14 2013
@TheTrueYuma I think Ryan Drummond did better at being Sonic than Knuckles.
rosebr10
said at 6:21 PM on Tue Dec 4 2012
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The direction they took with Knuckles starting with Green complements his role in the story: forced devolution.

He really is the Piccolo of the Sonic universe.

Naturally Scott is tops for a single defining factor: characterization.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 5:28 PM on Mon Nov 26 2012
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Scott and Dan were my favorite voice actors for Knuckles, and Bill Wise was great on Sonic the Hedgehog the movie.
reeve2
said at 3:46 PM on Fri Nov 23 2012
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Too me, it's Scott all the way.
Bryton
said at 10:46 PM on Thu Nov 22 2012
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Wow, these are the guys who've played Knuckles over the years? Funny, when I think Knuckles I always pictured an Australian or a Caribbean guy voicing him. Ah well.
My favorites are Scott and Travis because I think they find a good balance between tough guy and laid back teen.

Ryan was pretty cool in Shuffle, proving the man has a lot of range to make both of the characters he was playing sound nothing alike. I also like how "stern black guy" his voice sounded. This may be the closest to an ethnic Knuckles I'm going to get :(

Bill and Ian are pretty good as a young cartoon Knuckles. No complaints.

Dan Green...well I'm sort of right there with Edork42. I like him in a guilty pleasurish way because it's so hilarious how much of a blatant Piccolo knock off 4kids was trying to make Knuckles out to be, so they picked Dan. Nothing against the guy, I just can never take him seriously.
Knuckles: SHUT UP!

Michael was pretty boring, I'm not gonna lie. He was so monotone it sounded like he was narrating all the time and every time Knuckles got angry he just sounded so fake.
Edork42
said at 4:48 PM on Fri Nov 23 2012
@Bryton Lmao thanks dude!
CrazyNoods
said at 11:32 PM on Mon Nov 19 2012
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Dan Green and Travis Willingham.

Both are AMAZING voice actors for Knuckles! They make him sound like a tough guy, which suits his character with his large, spiky fists and all.

I'm GIANT Knuckles fan so I'm very picky when it comes to choosing which is better. But I gotta say, with all the new voice actors Sega got for the Sonic franchise, Knuckles' new voice is surprisingly impressive compared to the other characters' new voices (Amy and Shadow... blegh) I mean, I think Travis did an awesome job! He almost sounds like Dan, but less gruff and scratchy, which is a kudo point for me. In fact, I believe he may even do a ever better job than Dan Green in the future (ya' know, whenever Knuckles' role in games becomes more significant and he get's some decent lines.)

My vote goes out to Travis!
Anthonyiscool64
said at 6:56 PM on Sat Nov 10 2012
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I'm just very surprised that no one voted for Ryan Drummond!!???!! I thought he did pretty good as the voice of Knuckles.
Edork42
said at 2:46 AM on Sun Nov 11 2012
@Anthonyiscool64 I think so too, but I don't think Shuffle is that popular of a game so people just glance over it. I think it's amazing how he can play two roles at the same time and have them sound nothing alike!
MilanTheVillain01
said at 7:14 AM on Tue Nov 13 2012
@Edork42 Well, as a voice actor, it's good to have range, as they say.
Anthonyiscool64
said at 3:04 PM on Tue Nov 13 2012
@MilanTheVillain01 But still Ryan did ok as Knuckles. But I still go with Dan Green.
MrParadox
said at 9:15 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
Michael sounds bit generic as Knuckles. His performance is decent but just non-rememberable overall. Its a good thing he was only in one game, otherwise I think Knuckles would have been forgotten easily.

Scott brings in a different spin compared to his successors. He brings in a very confident Knuckles which fits pretty well considering that Knuckles at the time was a bit different than today.

I'm going to flat out said that every time I hear Dan Green as Knuckles, I expect him to say "You've just activated my trap card. :P" Jokes aside, he really does a good job as Knuckles as he is one of the few NYC voice actors who was great from the start. I do think he sounds a bit too angry when he speaks though not enough to make it ruin his performance.

Travis has a lot of similarities to Dan Green though I wouldn't call it a carbon copy. You can detect the difference between the two where as Dan is better angry while Travis is more smug which in this case isn't a bad thing as he is suppose to be a friendly rival to Sonic.

I'm going to have to give both Dan Green and Travis a tie as they are both equally good as Knuckles.
Edork42
said at 1:35 AM on Fri Sep 28 2012
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IDK what the point was for replacing Drummond for SA2, he sounds just like Scott Dreier to me but I still think Scott did great overall.
Edork42
said at 10:32 PM on Fri Oct 5 2012
@Edork42 In terms of video games I like Travis, Scott, and Ryan the best. To me they showed a lot of charm and charisma in their roles.

Dan Green came off to me as a terrible over actor and his voice sounded too gruff and deep making Knuckles always sound like he had to take a ****. So he was basically a poor man's Christopher Sabat.

Micheal McGaharn was a very bland and unmemorable zombie. He dragged down every scene he was in in SA1.
Mrguy22594
said at 7:51 PM on Sat Sep 22 2012
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Once Travis Willingham uses his Roy Mustang voice for Knuckles, then people will start loving him.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 11:51 PM on Tue Sep 11 2012
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My ranks for Knuckles....

# 1 - Travis Willingham.
# 2 - Scott Dreier.
# 3 - Dan Green.
# 4 - Michael McGaharn.
# 5 - Ryan Drummond.
# 6 - Ian James Corlett.
# 7 - Bill Wise.
Zylphia
said at 4:59 PM on Sat Sep 1 2012
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I prefer Scott's performance over Dan Green's, mainly because I liked the Sonic characters' voices from the games more-so than from the English Anime dubs, but both are pretty decent compared to the other voice actors for Knuckles.
Harvester of Sorrow
said at 9:25 AM on Fri Aug 31 2012
Bill Wise or Dan Green. I like both of them.
munsonx4
said at 12:47 PM on Tue Aug 21 2012
Dan Green and Scott Dreier were my favorite voice actors for knuckles!
itsover9000
said at 5:18 PM on Tue Aug 7 2012
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1. dan green no surprise his knuckles is the best
2. scott he gave the best cocky attitude
3. ryan he does a nice mature knuckles
4. travis sounds alot like dan but has good emotion
5. mike sounds wooden as hell but decent
6. ian hed make a good young knuckles but ehh
7. bill is horrible he sounds like a 14 y old cowboy
JDFlame20222
said at 4:27 PM on Thu Aug 2 2012
Dan Green.
AJW98productions
said at 10:26 AM on Mon Jul 16 2012
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too many actors for me to cover so I'll outright say dan green is my favourite
Blahman179
said at 1:27 AM on Tue Jul 10 2012
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Call me a soft for Funimation voice actors, but I'm leaning a little more towards Travis Willingham than Dan Green.
Toady_12
said at 11:47 AM on Fri Jun 29 2012
Only 2 votes for Scott Dreier and he'll be in second place
LivChan45
said at 4:58 PM on Tue Apr 17 2012
In order from worst to best: Ian James Corlett, Bill Wise, Ryan Drummond, Micheal McGaharn and Scott Dreier (tied), Travis Willingham, Dan Green. Dan Green I thought fit Knuckles perfectly.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 11:47 AM on Mon Apr 16 2012
Ian Corlett's take fits his Knuckles' design, but Scott Drier and Dan Green fit theirs equally as well. So it's a three way tie between them.

Bill Wise is terrible, Michael McGraham is painfully wooden in the role, Ryan Drummond was just filling in, and Travis Willingham is doing a Dan Green impression.
bwaffles9
said at 3:27 PM on Fri Apr 13 2012
I luv Dan Green and Travis Willingham. They're both cool voicing Knuckles.
nationalguard5
said at 12:47 AM on Sun Mar 25 2012
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Scott Drier is the best!
TheBlackHawk
said at 5:57 PM on Thu Apr 19 2012
@nationalguard5 Definitely!
ShupaRoeh
said at 10:03 PM on Thu Mar 1 2012
@huskydreams not to go cookoo but Ian sounds like jason marsden and the sonic he sounds like the most is probably jaleel
ShupaRoeh
said at 8:14 PM on Wed Jan 25 2012
wilingham and green sound too tough
ShupaRoeh
said at 8:12 PM on Wed Jan 25 2012
Classic Knuckles PWNS n00bs!
Torak
said at 10:45 AM on Sun Jan 22 2012
Hmm tie between Dan Green and Travis Willingham.
I grew up listening to Dan, I also thought Travis got Knuckles age right too without being to edgy like Dan. Scott Dreier is my 3rd favorite, but I wasn't really used to hearing him as Knuckles.
Torak
said at 4:18 PM on Sat Sep 8 2012
@Torak Ok I was wrong on this one,Travis sounds like he's trying too hard: voted for Dan Green.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 11:27 PM on Fri Dec 30 2011
I gave my vote to Travis Willingham.

As pretty much everyone below me has said, Travis & Dan sound pretty much identical. The only differences I hear (albeit, differences that are vague as all hell) is that Travis is less gruff & a bit higher-pitched than Dan is.

Knuckles is meant to be 16 years old, right? Travis makes Knuckles sound like his exact age. Dan sounds slightly older (like an 18 or 19 year old Knuckles).

Scott Dreier was a bit too laid-back when he was he supposed to be edgy, whereas to contrast, Dan Green was a bit too edgy when he was supposed to be laid-back.

Travis Willingham succesfully combined Scott Dreier's laid-back tone with Dan Green's edgy tone (although he's essentially just imitating Dan Green, which is a bit lazy IMO).

It still, to this day, scares the absolute bloody crap out of me just how similar (well, voice-wise, at any rate) Dan & Travis are.....

#1 - Travis Willingham. (Tiny Miniskirts FTW!)
#2 - Scott Dreier. ("Wada-wada-wada!" - Knuckles' digging noises in SA2)
#3 - Dan Green (It's time to duel!!)
BlueSkySlash
said at 9:22 PM on Sat Dec 31 2011
@MilanTheVillain01

That's a good way to view Travis's Knuckles voice. He makes Knuckles sound a bit laid back, like Scott did, but also edgy like Dan did. That's the direction Travis should go with for Knuckles, but I do wish he'd stop imitating Dan Green's voice.

That's the only flaw I have with an otherwise decent voice for Knuckles.
SonicRyan1992
said at 5:22 AM on Tue Dec 13 2011
personally, i think Troy would be the best Knuckles if he was given a chance. but, out of the people who actually did, Travis Willingham won because he did great emoting and he sounded like he was 16. Dan Green and Scott Drier are tied closely behind Travis because they lacked what each other had.
Mephilez
said at 6:41 PM on Thu Nov 24 2011
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Travis Willingham

He has alot of Knuckles personality that I saw in SA2 and bough it out, without making him sound stupid like Dan Green did.
Belial Edge
said at 2:40 AM on Sun Nov 20 2011
Travis Willingham and Dan Green, tied. XPXP
itsover9000
said at 6:11 PM on Wed Nov 9 2011
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uuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh dan green
Musicguy
said at 9:05 AM on Mon Oct 31 2011
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Ian James Corlett- It's alright for the animated series standards but I wouldn't picture him as Knuckles now
Bill Wise- Copy and paste from the last one though he was better than other cast in the OVA
Michael McGaharn- His performance in Adventure was mediocre at best, though I wonder why he doesn't come after that game
Scott Drier- He is my all time favorite Knuckles. I love his deep, tough, and laid back attitude he has for Knuckles, which made me think Knuckles was the black Sonic character in the series, next to Rouge.
Dan Green- He was pretty good as Knuckles, pretty much he was one of the 4kids actors that started good in the series. Though the only problem I had (and I think this the writers fault from Sonic X), was that he made him sound angry and stupid, which kind of upset ted me as a kid watching the show; but nonetheless I'm glad he was chosen to be Drier's successor.
Travis Willingham- basically sounds just like Dan Green only higher pitch, not that I'm saying it's bad, just hoping he would do his own voice of Knuckles, but regardless, he sounds good and I welcome him along with the new voices.

Though each of them has brought in the table and gave us what they got, my favorite will always be Scott Drier's, to me, his voice and personality is the definition of Knuckles.
RabidSonicFan
said at 2:46 PM on Sun Oct 30 2011
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Ian James Corlett - It's okay. To be fair, this is the very first [English] Knuckles voice (BTW, did anyone else catch the Good Son reference?).
Bill Wise - Better than Ian, but, like with all of the other OVA actors, I can't decide how much I like this guy.
Michael McGaharn - The voice is okay, but he's REALLY monotone.
Ryan Drummond - Once again, the voice is okay, but the acting is a bit better.
Scott Drier - Better. Though I'm kind of mixed on his acting.
Dan Green - He's Dan Green, what more can I say? His acting is even good in Sonic 06, IMO.
Travis Willingham - Pretty much Dan Green, but at a higher pitch... which to be honest, makes me bring up the point of why they even bothered to hire a different actor.
Neosz369
said at 4:31 AM on Mon Sep 5 2011
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I still say Cam Clarke would do an amazing Knuckles
MilanTheVillain01
said at 2:35 AM on Thu May 31 2012
@Neosz369 I agree with you 100%

said at 3:29 PM on Thu Aug 11 2011
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I like Dan's the best. Knuckles is really cute, and awesome!
Downloadsbacon
said at 1:33 AM on Sun Jul 31 2011
DAN F*ing Green
pokemastanumba1
said at 12:35 AM on Mon Aug 1 2011
@Downloadsbaconn Was the "F*ing" part really necessary?
Downloadsbacon
said at 7:12 AM on Fri Sep 23 2011
@pokemastanumba1
I guess not then....Sorry.
Metabad
said at 4:53 PM on Fri Jul 22 2011
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Scott Dreier is the best for me, he sounds like a tough guy, a wise guardian, and a wisecracker all in one, perfect for Knuckles.

Dan Green is alright, but I don't think it really fits Knuckles, that combined with the fact that its the exact same tone he uses for his roles just doesn't make him the ideal Knuckles voice for me. Not saying he's bad, but I don't think he's that great either.

Travis sounds like he's trying too hard to sound like Dan Green, only his voice is way too high pitched for it.

Ryan Drummond does the second best for me, he sounds pretty stern. Maybe a little too stern though.

Michael sounds like he doesn't have enough emotion in his voice.

Bill Wise and Ian James Corlett...to be fair, the latter sounds like he could make a good younger sounding Knuckles, but both are pretty terrible in the role.
Metabad
said at 4:57 PM on Fri Jul 22 2011
@Metabad *for all his roles
SmartyBoyboy
said at 7:22 PM on Mon Jun 27 2011
1. Dan Green
2. Scott Dreier
3. Ryan Drummond
4. Travis Willingham
5. Michael McGaharn
6. Bill Wise
7. Ian James Corlett
Sonic_Blaze
said at 12:48 AM on Sun Jun 26 2011
although Green was Knuckles and Travis became Knuckles, the voice sounds too similar that it's eerie. I like Dreiers because it stands out more than the others. it put a quality of Knuckles out there that separates him from the others.
Metabad
said at 10:00 PM on Wed Sep 28 2011
@Sonic_Blaze I agree wholeheartedly!
enerjak
said at 4:05 AM on Mon Jun 20 2011
Travis Willingham is good once he stops copying the previous voice actor
Truesonic
said at 6:53 PM on Thu Jun 23 2011
@enerjak

Although he does sound similar to Dan there are a few differences I think like he sounds less gruff and when trying to portray Knuckles in different ways he makes him sound high pitched I think he shouldn't force his voice or try too hard and I thought he sounded so different in Colors

I wonder how he will do as Knuckles in Sonic Generations I also think the same for Kate Higgins as Tails it's been said they will appear in Generations as well as Shadow and Silver none are playable though
enerjak
said at 3:58 AM on Mon Jul 4 2011
@Truesonic

I think tails and Knuckles are playable in Sonic generations because they appeared during the Mega drive era.

I like Travis Willingham but I got used to Dan Green.
Truesonic
said at 2:39 PM on Wed Jul 6 2011
@enerjak

Unfortunately they won't be playable but they at least will be appearing and also everyone else :) but I don't think big and Omega will appear as they are not on the list :(

I like Travis at some points too but I'm hoping he can improve in Generations He just needs to work and improve on his voice more
Beau
said at 12:56 PM on Wed May 25 2011
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I really like Dan Green's Knuckles the most, though Scott was pretty cool too.
TheBlackHawk
said at 12:43 PM on Sun May 15 2011
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1. Scott Dreier - "Come on, tell me you weren't scared. If it wasn't for us, you wouldn't have had a chance."
2. Ryan Drummond - I think good old Ryan's Knuckles voice was a great predecessor for Scott Dreier.
3. Michael McGaharn - I think he gave Knuckles a good "Guarding the Master Emerald is my destiny" voice.
4. Bill Wise - I don't know what it is I like about this Knuckles voice, but I just do for some reason. Maybe it's, "My hat's on fire!!"
5. Travis Willingham - He does a great job emphasizing both sides of Knuckles personality: the impatient fighter and the humble competitor.
6. Dan Green - I think I liked this one a lot because I heard similar voices from Dan Green in Pokemon.
7. Ian James Corlett - This one just wasn't fitting for Knuckles, if you ask me.
enerjak
said at 5:02 AM on Tue Jun 7 2011
Why Ryan Drummond?! He also voiced Sonic!!!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:29 AM on Tue Jun 7 2011
@enerjak I guess Michael McGaharn was unavailable, so they just picked Ryan Drummond on the spot since he has a really deep voice. I don't see what him also playing Sonic has to do with anything, since as long as you have range, you can make them sound different and nobody will suspect a thing. I'd say he succeeded, because for a stand-in he made a pretty good Knuckles.
enerjak
said at 5:06 AM on Tue Jun 14 2011
Oh. Thanks
TheBlackHawk
said at 4:22 PM on Fri Jun 24 2011
@enerjak
I ready somewhere that Michael McGaharn unexpectedly left the crew during Sonic Adventure's development. Consequently, Ryan had to step in as Knuckles.

I'm not 100% sure though, and it may not be entirely accurate.
TheUltimatePhantom1
said at 5:57 AM on Mon Jul 4 2011
@NCZ I actually read somewhere that he died at that time. Though, I'm not sure if it's true or not.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:03 AM on Mon Jul 4 2011
@TheUltimatePhantom1 That can't be true. Michael voiced Jansen in Lost Odyssey (a 2008 game) and stuck around a few message boards around that time. He's still alive, because if he wasn't it'd have been reported.
TheUltimatePhantom1
said at 5:17 PM on Tue Jul 12 2011
@NCZ Oh. So, I can't trust PETA magazine anymore....
TheBlackHawk
said at 12:19 PM on Thu Jul 21 2011
@TheUltimatePhantom1 According to what I read, McGaharn didn't die, but rather, he suddenly left the Sonic Shuffle voice crew, and, as a result, Ryan Drummond had to step in to voice Knuckles. Before Sonic Adventure 2, they were able to get Scott Dreier to be the new "permanent" Knuckles.
myopinion1
said at 5:25 PM on Tue May 3 2011
Green and Drier for the win!
McGahern and wise for the loss
Willingham and corlett for the save.
LRoboto
said at 7:38 PM on Thu Apr 7 2011
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People are seriously missing the point of Knuckles' voice as well as his character.

So what if Dan Green has the most fitting voice for Knuckles?
That doesn't change the fact that the character should be treated and portrayed with more respect.

Yes, we get it. Knuckles gets tricked at times and Scott Dreier voiced him in ONE game where he wasn't very smart. That only shows that Scott Dreier is versatile.

It doesn't matter anyway what voice he has so long as people are aware that Knuckles is an excellent character with an original backstory.
Truesonic
said at 6:22 PM on Mon Apr 11 2011
@LRoboto

Well people tend to find the character in different ways

Of course I believe Knuckles is Independent,Strong,Brave,wise but also at some times Gullible,short tempered and confused at things too

Everyone has an opinion on the character...not everyone will favour Knuckles as their number one character but others will...as well as the character's voice too
LRoboto
said at 8:10 AM on Sat Apr 16 2011
@Truesonic
Still, when you look at horribly written games like Sonic rush, SATBK, and Sonic Colors, it's easy to see that Sega has no idea what they're doing with Knuckles. He deserves to be made playable in more games with more respectable roles.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:11 PM on Sat Apr 16 2011
@LRoboto I think Knuckles should get his own game. Yeah, I know there was Knuckles' Chaotix, but did anyone actually own a 32X to play i?

Actually, a voice-acted, 2.5d remake/sequel would be awesome. If Travis Willingham evolves his voice to sound less like Dan Green and play Knuckles as the calm, laidback warrior he is, it'd seal the deal.
Truesonic
said at 10:27 PM on Sat Apr 16 2011
@LRoboto

True....on the positive side at least they brought back some of his abilities in some games Zero Gravity, Dark Brotherhood and Rivals 2 but it's not enough is it? hopefully in future games more abilities of his will be brought back and NCZ I like the idea of Knuckles having his own game would be interesting I never got the chance to play Knuckles Chaotix in the past as it was removed from Compilations I wonder how it was...
myopinion1
said at 4:55 PM on Wed May 4 2011
@LRoboto Sonic Colors was a great game, in the written part!
TheBlackHawk
said at 8:36 PM on Sun May 29 2011
@NCZ

I think it'd be an awesome idea for Sonic Team to make a game starring Knuckles and Shadow; maybe "Shadow & Knuckles" (like Sonic & Knuckles of 1994), which might provide an explanation where Shadow and Knuckles were during Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colors (They were confirmed to be in Unleashed, but were scrapped).
Truesonic
said at 11:10 AM on Fri Jun 24 2011
@myopinion1

I disagree but it's your opinion so I'll respect it :P
enerjak
said at 4:00 AM on Mon Jul 4 2011
@NCZ

LOL!!!

Knuckles' Chaotix needs to come back!!!
Truesonic
said at 4:47 PM on Wed Mar 30 2011
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@BlueSkySlash @Sonic_Blaze

Dan and Travis do sound similar but they both have a few differences Notice how Dan sounds more Edgy,Free and Gruff at times and While Travis now His performances in Colours and Free Riders he sounded less gruff and more calmer But then at a few times notice he will sound very high pitched when getting angry or yelling which doesn't work for me Which is why I have mixed feelings mianly "Meh" for Travis But for me They are similar but not exactly the same as I noticed a lot of differences there :)

In my opinion I thought Dan Green was the best Knuckles voice some people say That he makes Knuckles sound angry all the time but he really doesn't it's just most of the time and Here's the thing Knuckles had major roles back then with The Master Emerald getting broken into pieces etc etc....And working together with Sonic and Tails(sometimes Amy and Cream) mainly in games like Heroes, The first few adventures

But have a think about that was was Knuckles like in Past games he was tricked a few times but not much Even the very first when he Appeared....He was tricked in Sonic Battle I remember who voiced him then.....Knuckles displayed this way before the 2005-10 Games and Sonic X

It's only now That SEGA Have been starting to make Knuckles act like this more He is Gullible and can be easily tricked at most times while He is also smart at times and angry at times They mix in together except the Angry side has been shown a little too much that's all.

I don't think it was Mentally Disabled Portrayal it was just used a little too much and it still is There are some games where Knuckles has a important role and sounds more calm games like Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, Sonic Rivals 2 and others but I'm not really that picky I think he was awesome in all games Notice he can transform his voice well as he played other roles Vector,Prof Pickle and Mephiles ...and I wouldn't say Sonic X Fan Geeks Lets just say Sonic X Fans and The New Generations, The new Sonic fans but not only them There are a mix of Old and New fans who like Both The Original and 4Kids Cast

I wasn't keen on Scott Dreier as he sounded too deep and generic for me but hey it's just my opinion a few people will disagree but hey that's how it goes...

But I respect both your opinions No problem guys...I'm not too keen on Travis either but maybe in time he can improve I'm actually trying to focus on The JP VAs In previous games I'd admit I'd like to hear them just for the fun to see how different it is compared to The English VAs I like to see what else they can do in the future and They have stayed here for a while so :)

The only Voices I like for the new English cast SO Far Are Vector (Keith Silverstien), Orbot (Kirk Thornton) and of course Eggman (Mike Pollock) :D

I'll admit I liked the 4Kids Cast a lot They will always be the Truesonic voices to me not matter what and even if they are replaced I still liked all of them, And yeah about Knuckles I'd say I don't mind the way Knuckles is being portrayed but perhaps he could have another major role it doesn't need to be the Master Emerald again just something similar to Chronicles and Zero Gravity But he needs appear in more main games instead of spin offs That's just what I think anyway :)
Sonic_Blaze
said at 6:06 PM on Tue Mar 29 2011
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Dan Green and Travis sound the same to where I actually think it's the same guy (when it really isin't) but geez they sound so alike that the casting crew got lazy here. Dreir has been and wiill always be Knuckles to me even though we got fan geeks and kids that watched SOnic x prefer Dan Green and the angry yet mentally disabled portrayal of knuckles.(and his advertisement in SOnic 06 with trading cards)
BlueSkySlash
said at 7:13 PM on Tue Mar 29 2011
@Sonic_Blaze Maybe the casting crew thought Sonic fans love Dan so much that they thought it was good to have Travis sound like him for Knuckles. I wish either Travis tones down the "Dan Green" tone, or they should get a different voice actor. But this is wishful thinking and it likely won't happen anytime soon.
BlueSkySlash
said at 8:50 PM on Fri Mar 25 2011
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Wow, Knuckles has had a big variety of different voices during the series, ranging from the medium-high pitched (Ian James Corlett and Bill Wise) to the low and deep (Scott Drier, Michael McGaharn and Ryan D) and to the gruff, but laid back types ( Dan Green and Travis Willingham). As a result, there probably will be diverse opinions on all these voices (though I think people will more likely agree that Knuckles' first voices (Ian and Bill) weren't really the best). That being said, I'll say what I think of each.

1. Scott Drier

I like Scott the most overall. He brought in a voice that was laid-back, but also badass at the same time. There were a few times when Scott made Knuckles tough-sounding as well. The only fault that he had was his acting was stale sometimes, but this was mostly apparent in Sonic Adventure 2 when he first voiced Knuckles. He definitely improved in the later games he was in. Of all the original voice cast, he was one of my favorites, and I do miss him a little.


2. Dan Green

Even though I do think Dan Green's a good actor, I never warmed up to him being Knuckles. I just don't picture Knuckles with an overly gruff/constipated sounding voice. Now there are times when Dan does make Knuckles a bit laid-back and serious, here and there, but most of the time he just gives Knuckles a voice that sounds like Knuckles takes steriods while lifting weights. I'll admit that my ranking of Dan is more preference more than how good he actually is.

I think Dan did fine and Knuckles, and I know a lot of Sonic fans loved him doing the role. I can respect that. I just don't think he's the best choice as Knuckles, personally, and I felt a couple other voice actors at 4kids, like Marc Diraison (Zolo from 4kids One Piece), would have been better choices than Knuckles. But that's in the past. Dan Green did a respectable job as Knuckles, he just wasn't my preference.


3. Travis Willingham

Eh...I'm not very sure about this voice. It's basically a very similar voice to Dan Green's portrayl of Knuckles. But I noticed this one's not quite as gruff as Green's was. Travis seems to bring the hippie side of Knuckles a bit more, while still keeping his toughness intact. That's fine and all, since Knuckles is a character of both traits. His voice is medium pitched and, again, it's not something I've really warmed up to. But I'm willing to give him more time and see how he performs in later games.

4. Ryan Drummond

Ryan was only used in Sonic Shuffle, and it's mostly because Micheal McGaharn retired from the role beforehand. I think his voice was pretty good. Unfortunately, he doesn't really show how he could truly act as Knuckles, as his acting was so bland in Shuffle (like most of the other actors in that game). So that's why I don't rank him high on this list. Based on voice alone, I like him more than Dan and Travis, but his acting is what makes him weaker than the other two.


5. Micheal McGaharn

Sonic Adventure's voice cast, as a whole, was mediocre in terms of acting performance. Micheal is a good example of having rather dull acting in that game. His Knuckles voice was not bad, but not particularly great. Some of his lines had no emotion whatsoever. It sounded like Micheal recorded his lines at night after working hard all day. Simply put, he wasn't all that good, and I don't mind that he left.

6. Bill Wise

I don't have much to say about this one, except that it's very unfitting for Knuckles. His acting isn't all that bad, but it wasn't memorable either. I can only remember him for saying that stupid line: "MY HATS ON FIRE! HELP!"

7. Ian James Corlett

Dear god. This is NOT what I pictured Knuckles to sound like. This is the kind of voice I'd picture Nack the Weasel having than Knuckles. I never saw much of Sonic Underground, so I don't have much else to comment on this one.
akmaldanish
said at 12:28 AM on Thu Mar 17 2011
@Mikeandsnoop2 STFU! Dont get angry at people for voting for Dan Green! Just because you dont like Dan Green doesnt mean what you say is true. Dan Green did not make him sound like an idiot. Besides, how can you not like Dan Green? Even before he voiced Knuckles, he had SO MANY fans. Oh well, its your opinion that matters. But I like Scott Drier, Dan Greem, and Travis Willingham the best. They all have my VOTES!!!!!!!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:49 AM on Thu Mar 17 2011
@akmaldanish Please don't get mad at people for not voting him either. Everyone is allowed their own opinion. The "STFU" was highly uncalled for.
akmaldanish
said at 1:43 AM on Thu Mar 17 2011
@NCZ When did I say I was mad at him for not voting Dan Green? Dude, I dont care who wins. If Ryan Drummond won I still wouldnt care. Just because 4kids has most votes, doesnt mean they are automatically the best. All sonic voices are great, but people cant seem to look upon that fact. But whatever. My point is it doesnt matter who gets most votes. Its he people's opinion that matters and appearantly more people just happen to like 4kids, thats it. And sorry if my english is bad D:
Mikeandsnoop2
said at 6:21 PM on Tue Mar 8 2011
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but I will admit that Scott Dreier's acting was flat in sonic adventure 2 but he improved in sonic heroes
Mikeandsnoop2
said at 6:18 PM on Tue Mar 8 2011
why is everybody is voting for dan green?! he's not the best knuckles voice he make him sound like and angry idiot & that is not what knuckles is, it's the new writters at SEGA that made knuckles act that way think back at Sonic 3 & Knuckles his personality is devious,cool,hip,and a tease like what even happen to knuckles teasing sonic but now it's sonic teasing knuckles, Scott Dreier is the one that fit the character in so many ways he got that edge,the additude,that moxie,spunk,and coolness!
ZigTheHunter
said at 12:58 AM on Fri Mar 4 2011
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wow I didn't realize knuckles has had so many voice actors, anyways I have to give it to DAN GREEN, not just because he's DAN GREEN, but, because he fits knuckles the best.
LRoboto
said at 4:47 PM on Tue Mar 1 2011
In order to douse Scott Dreier supporters, some people bring up Sonic Battle. Lets not forget that sonic battle was released AFTER sonic X came and ruined Knuckles the echidna.

I'm aware that Knuckles had the "getting tricked" aspect on him since his debut but games like SA2, Sonic Heroes, and Sonic Chronicles have shown that Knuckles is capable of graciously learning from his mistakes. He's every bit as fast and skilled as characters like Sonic, Shadow, and Blaze and he should be treated as such. Scott Dreier forever.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:19 PM on Mon Feb 21 2011
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Scott Dreier wins this. Knuckles is supposed to be the down-to-earth member of Team Sonic. Yes, he's tough, but he's also calm and laid-back. Scott nailed that. Michael McGaharn is second, for the same reasons. Ryan Drummond was also a good soundalike.

As for Dan Green, don't get me wrong, I like his Knuckles. When it came to making Knuckles sound tough, he was the man. The problem was that he overplayed Knuckles' tough side. He could sound comical, and somewhat natural, but at the same time his voice was always edgy. Travis Willingham follows him up. Sounds similar, but since Free Riders is light-hearted, there's no way this is the full extent of what he can do. I really want to hear more, and I hope that he uses his Sideswipe voice. That would be perfect, since Sideswipe loves a good fight, but is still a "cool guy" inside, just like Knuckles.

Ian Corlett and Bill Wise? Eh... too nerdy. And vaguely Southern.
Truesonic
said at 7:08 PM on Wed Feb 23 2011
@NCZ

To be fair SEGA/Sonic Team didn't give Knuckles any serious parts or roles during Dan Green's time He never got any important storylines Knuckles was only in Spin offs which annoyed me he never starred in a main game not since Sonic 06 either I'd say if you look at Most Sonic X Episodes and Sonic Rivals 2 Story (PSP) I'd say those were his best performances working on Knuckles' mature and kind side he didn't play his tough side as much but he had a mixture of both parts He also did a good job with both Knuckles and Sir Gawain in BK....Despite that I still liked Dan Green best even if he was working on his tough side most of the time

Knuckles was also scrapped in Unleashed along with Shadow that really disappointed me cause I thought Dan Green would get more time working on his calm but rough and cocky side too Shame really :/ plus you would of got to play as Knuckles and Shadow too....Also this would of been one of Knuckles appearance in a main game since Sonic 06

But I agree with most of your points in many ways I like Dan Green overall but I also like Scott 2nd too :D
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:22 PM on Wed Feb 23 2011
@Truesonic True that in games, Dan didn't get much of a chance, but Knuckles was serious quite frequently in Sonic X. Even then, his Knuckles just doesn't work as a serious character. Too one-sided.
Truesonic
said at 8:11 PM on Wed Feb 23 2011
@NCZ

I still like Dan the best though but I respect your opinion no problem :D I just hate the way Knuckles hasn't appeared much in main games....It's always spin offs for him :/ plus he acts the same way a bit too much
myopinion1
said at 4:46 PM on Fri May 6 2011
@Truesonic HE WAS BAD IN THE SECRET RINGS!
Truesonic
said at 8:03 PM on Fri May 6 2011
@myopinion1

I disagree But I that's what you think then fine I respect that but Dan was my favourite Knuckles voice and I thought he did good most of the time He can do serious moments with Knuckles It's just Knuckles hasn't been portrayed as well as he was in earlier games I wish they could bring some of his Abilities were brought back a little more

But SEGA can still also bring The Gullible and angry side to Knuckles too just not all the time.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:47 PM on Fri May 6 2011
@myopinion1 He wasn't too bad in Secret Rings. He sounded the same as ever. I didn't have any complaints. In fact, his "I am Sinbad of the Seven Seas! Adventurer of Adventures! Who the heck are you?" is one of my favourite lines because I love the way he says it.
Sonic_Blaze
said at 6:09 PM on Wed Feb 9 2011
Hmm.. I liked Scott the most not only because I'm a friend of his, but I like how he could portray Knuckles to be tough cool and less tempered that he makes Knuckles Awesome. Dan and Travis do sound similar but they work on more with the tough hot tempered comoedic side. plus Dan Green is YU-GI-OH! which was also a nice touch. but I still like Scott better
AMT
said at 5:12 PM on Mon Feb 7 2011
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Dan Green had that tough, cool, comedic feel to Knuckles, plus his voice is just one of a kind! Travis is a close 2nd.
nationalguard5 (Guest)
said at 4:10 PM on Sun Feb 6 2011
Bill wise is pretty cool. He makes Knuckles sound as if he were from Texas. But it's Scott Dreire has the best voice. No joke.
niawhite (Guest)
said at 11:28 AM on Sat Feb 5 2011
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Dan has that rough and tumble voice for Knuckles I'm going with him
Sarge Ray
said at 1:43 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
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Comparison on his most recent voices...

Dreier: He's not great, but he's not bad either. He does give him the sound of an athlete. But it just doesn't sound tough enough for it to belong to a character named "Knuckles".

Willingham: Wow. He and Dan Green have such similar voices. No wonder they chose him. But I'd have to wait for more voice samples from him.

Green: He barely takes first. Not because his performance was better, but because he's freakin' Dan Green! He just captured the tough guy attitude without even trying.
Truesonic
said at 4:44 PM on Sun Jan 30 2011
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@Musicguy

I know he said this at Sonicon and I think it was very kind and generous of Scott to help Dan but not only did he help Dan also did some research himself on previous games to study and crack Knuckles' voice and I think he did a pretty good job and yes he did audition for Eggman at first but I'm glad they gave him Knuckles instead :)

I think Scott was good most times and he portrayed Knuckles well but he lacked a few things...he was too deep at most times, the voice was generic at times too but he would have improved on this a bit if he was given more time that's why he comes second on my list for now

Dan was my favourite out of all of them he also said Knuckles was one of his favourite roles along with Yugi

Ryan and Michael both sounded similar but a few differences so they are in the middle while Bill and Ian were my least favs
perfect7en (Guest)
said at 8:10 PM on Sat Jan 29 2011
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Let's see, well I'm split between Dan Green and Scott Dreier. Travis sounds like Dan so I guess it works out either way.
musicguy (Guest)
said at 11:06 PM on Sat Jan 22 2011
@truesonic
It was actually Scott Drier who gave Dan Green pointers on voicing Knuckles because he wanted to know how to portray his character and personality. Dan actually wanted to do Robotnik's voice before Knuckles
yo (Guest)
said at 3:13 AM on Wed Jan 19 2011
Hmm.. it's hard to decide. See, they're all good for the style they're aiming for. I like Corlette and Bill's evenly as they're similar for that style and I found it fitting at the time with Knuckles being very similar to Sonic. So it made sense for his voice to be similar but different from Sonic's.

Michael, Ryan and Scott all sound similar but Michael sounds like Sean Schemmel, Ryan sounds like a bolder Knuckles which is also cool and Scott is my favorite. It's kinda deep and firm like Ryan's but also smoother and softer like Michael's. It's also more laid back, fitting for a guy who sits in front of a rock all day (until he met Sonic).

I like Dan Green too just not as much. I liked it better in the first few eps of Sonic X when it was a little deeper and less gruff and it would've been better if he used his godly Yami voice for it (it sounds similar to the SA1/Shuffle/SA2 voice, mostly similar to Ryan's so it woulda fit in) but even then I still would've liked Scott best.

If anyone still can't see why... well SOME are 4kids haters, SOME are just Scott lovers, SOME actually give reasons if you LISTEN TO THEM.

As for Travis, it's definately not WORSE so it's like Dan's but softer, which I like. Still not as much as Scott, but a minor improvement.

As far as I can see, they can all act, just in their own styles. =)
AMT
said at 10:33 PM on Thu Jan 6 2011
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To add on to truesonic's SPOT ON review, I have to say to people who say Kncukles was always angry and gullible when Dan Green started playing him... Think about it. What was Knuckles like in Sonic Battle? And who's voice did he have? And where did it say that Knuckles NEVER used to have a temper or would never get tricked like an idiot? Knuckles displayed that in his FIRST game!

So if you dont like Dan Green thats fine, but please... Come up with a better excuse then what I just explained. Its sad. And dont delude yourself into thinking Knuckles was anything opposite of his personality. He's been the same always.

Also on a side note, give a little bad credit to voice directors, they take a part into the acting part of voice acting
Truesonic
said at 10:55 AM on Sun Jan 2 2011
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1) Dan Green
2) Scott Dreier
3) Travis Willingham ( Just For Now)
4) Michael McGaharn (Tie with Ryan)
5) Ryan Drummond (Tie with Michael)
6) Ian James Corlett
7) Bill Wise

Dan Green was the Ultimate Knuckles voice for me He gave Knuckles the rock, hard and edgy voice that Knuckles should have and he made him dumb at times which other people like and the angry voice was used most of the time which was funny at times XD He put his heart and soul into the character deep down I think he really cared for the character and he did give Knuckles a lot of emotion

Especially the chemistry between Rouge and knuckles (Caren and Dan) it really worked well for them more than (Scott and Lani) but they were good too

And to the people saying he makes Knuckles sound angry 24/7 should really listen carefully Play the games, Watch the Sonic X episodes and listen carefully he does not sound angry all of the time just most of the time It's the V/A director's fault plus script writers not giving him enough and more serious lines and he's not the only one who suffered like this a lot of the other V/As did too so please listen carefully before shouting out things like that...

It's been great having Dan these last 7 years and I will miss him He will always be my Knuckles to me (Also Vector and minor characters) ^_^

Scott was also a really good Knuckles he was spot on and the acting was really well done the only problem with him was that he was too deep and generic he should made Knuckles sound a bit more edgy and free But he acted well like Dan did

Michael and Ryan suffered the same problem too but they were more deep than Scott, Michael sounded a bit like a narrator and it was a bit too much but he could act a bit at least and for Ryan well he was okay but same problem but he didn't add anything special in Knuckles so they both tie for me

Bill and Ian were my least favourites Ian made Knuckles sound too high and hyper active and Bill didn't make Knuckles sound how he is supposed to be like Didn't like their performances

Travis doesn't sound exactly like Dan but only similar but trying to imitate him proves that Dan is the better actor and I've noticed at some times He sounds almost like Dan but then at the next minute he sounds high pitched like he's swallowed hellium or somebody screaming loud or like somebody on a period and almost near Amy's new voice XD He needs more time to work on it but I think he shouldn't try too hard but for now I'm not sure about him for now.

I'm not saying I like him but I don't hate him either just not sure about his Knuckles' voice...
blackrose (Guest)
said at 6:08 AM on Sun Jan 2 2011
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Dan and Travis sound pretty much the same :/ I haven't heard enough of Travis, but I like both of them :)

At least between them Knuckles' voice sounds somewhat consistent, unlike the rest of the characters.

I think they should get a real True Blue Aussie guy to voice Knuckles; that would make him sound more like his tough Guardian/Treasure hunter/easily confused persona :D
neyo (Guest)
said at 11:53 AM on Fri Dec 31 2010
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well Sega gets props for the new voice cast they sound pretty good to me anyway
huskydreams (Guest)
said at 7:25 PM on Fri Dec 17 2010
Odd, Ian Corlett voiced Knuckles and he sounded like Ryan Drummond as Sonic, and when Ryan Drummond voiced Knuckles, it didn't sound like Sonic at all. Weird.... Also, I wish Travis would sound more like Roy Mustang. That would be awesome! But, Travis sounds like Dan Green, and Dan Green sounds like Michael McGaharn.
jared (Guest)
said at 7:08 PM on Fri Dec 10 2010
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It's true that I see great potential in Travis and I know some of you probably see it as well, but I must admit that he's imitating Dan soooo much. They are both good, really, but some symbols of acting ability and spirit could actually finish up those misunderstood traces of life. Either that needs to be shown or Scott Drier or Dan Green need to return.
anonymous (Guest)
said at 2:41 PM on Thu Dec 9 2010
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@ncz You're absolutely right; Travis is certainly displaying great potential, but imitating Dan Green is something that I'm sure a lot of other male actors can do as well, if certainly not much better.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:23 PM on Tue Dec 7 2010
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Travis and Dan actually have some pretty subtle differences. And while the voices are similar, remember that acting ability is also a factor.
sonikku (Guest)
said at 10:56 PM on Tue Dec 7 2010
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Dan Green hands down come on what was so wrong with him and FYI purplewarrior Travis sounds EXACTLY like Dan yet you rank him lower
purplewarrior (Guest)
said at 5:38 PM on Tue Dec 7 2010
1. Scott Drier
2. Michael McGaharn
3. Travis Willingham
4. Ian James Corlett
5. Ryan Drummond
6. Dan Green
7. Bill Wise
chaosblue (Guest)
said at 6:38 PM on Sat Dec 4 2010
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You know I've been thinking the fact that Travis can Imitate Dan proves Dan is the better knuckles I mean Travis is good but dosent have that edge Dan has
christian (Guest)
said at 3:20 PM on Tue Nov 30 2010
Is it me, or does Ian sound a little like Vic Mignogna
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:04 AM on Tue Nov 30 2010
Really? Interesting. I heard from someone else that he moved to LA, so...
chaosblue (Guest)
said at 11:32 PM on Mon Nov 29 2010
@ncz actually he uses a ISDN satellite recording system in New York he told me himself
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:23 PM on Mon Nov 29 2010
Mike Pollock actually moved to Los Angeles recently, so he was able to stay.
werehog655 (Guest)
said at 4:07 PM on Mon Nov 29 2010
@ncz good point, but what about Mike Polleck? Hes still with the 4kids group and he is still Eggman. Dan Green and the rest of 4kids should be brought back, they were the best!!!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:09 PM on Sun Nov 28 2010
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I believe the reason they replaced him is because Dan Green works in New York, but Sega's new cast of voice actors are all Los Angeles based. Since Travis Willingham is in Los Angeles and sounds just like Dan Green, they probably decided it was easier to hire him than go to the trouble of bringing Dan back. (He'd either need to do all his work in NY, or he'd have to come to LA.)
silverrose92 (Guest)
said at 10:12 PM on Sun Nov 28 2010
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Dan Green hands down. That guy is a legend.

I don't know why they replaced Dan Green when the new guy sounds so similar to him. But he still doesn't have that same depth.

BRING BACK DAN GREEN!
4kidssonic (Guest)
said at 9:37 PM on Mon Nov 15 2010
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Dan and Travis both cause they sound the same but Dan cause he gives Knux a Soul
jared (Guest)
said at 8:03 PM on Thu Nov 11 2010
I dunno, Travis sounds like someone who could perform Knuckles's voice perfectly. Green doesn't fit correctly, Wise wasn't good or bad at all, and Scott Drier matches up to Travis. In fact, he's the voice I grew up with... That's the double truth, ruth!
Truesonic
said at 4:58 PM on Tue Nov 9 2010
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Travis is amazing and sounds so similar to Dan Green looking forward to what he does in the future But to me Dan Green will always be the true Knuckles voice in my eyes

But we will see what happens for now...
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:55 AM on Tue Nov 9 2010
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Travis Willingham added. He's an excellent Knuckles. A perfect casting, if I say so myself.
driuco (Guest)
said at 2:29 AM on Mon Nov 8 2010
i wud like 2 know what happened to Dan Green!
michael (Guest)
said at 5:19 PM on Fri Nov 5 2010
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Travis sounds like Dan Green, but better.
royalflushgurl (Guest)
said at 2:49 AM on Tue Oct 26 2010
Ok Michael had a narrator voice for Knuckles so dats out x.x, Dan made Knuckles angry all the time no lie there =\ Knuckles is supposed to be calm and cool when he's not fighting!! -.-", Ryan should stick as Sonic x.x his tone as Knuckles was wayyyy off but Scott captured that sly, cool and confident tone that Knuckles should have and even when he's pissed, still sounds great :] Scott gets my vote ;D
jessica (Guest)
said at 9:04 PM on Mon Oct 25 2010
Dan Green without a doubt!
soniclover97 (Guest)
said at 5:16 PM on Sat Oct 2 2010
Ryan Drummond, Michael McGaharn, and Scott Drier all sound the same, but I perfer Dan Green because he really gives him some feeling into his performance. Plus, he makes him sound active everyday. The three that sound the same, make him dormant. (In other words, they make him sound like he's boring)
thedanimator (Guest)
said at 6:34 PM on Sat Sep 18 2010
@sonicluver
thats not his fault.
sonicluver (Guest)
said at 10:06 PM on Sun Sep 5 2010
What boring lines Drummond did.
rico (Guest)
said at 11:09 AM on Sun Sep 5 2010
@sonicluver.....Its his opinion don't judge him...I agree with him except with the drummnd part that I can agree with you on that XD But DAN GREEN FTW! :D
sonicluver (Guest)
said at 9:14 PM on Sat Aug 28 2010
@lonewolf155 Why? Ryan Drummond made him sound like a knight and Dan Green just plain sucks. MICHAEL MCGAHARN AND SCOTT DREIER (I've really gotta stop saying this -_-) 4EVAR!
lonewolf155 (Guest)
said at 8:31 PM on Sat Aug 21 2010
Ryan Drummond And Dan Green Were The Best
mp40 (Guest)
said at 12:42 PM on Thu Aug 19 2010
Corlett was by far the worst, just ugh. Bill Wise was ok, like most of the movie voices I think it worked for the movie, but it wouldn't work for the games. Makes sense in my head. :P Michael, Ryan, and Scott sound just about the same, but I'd probably give Scott the edge. Dan makes him sound angry all the time. I'll go with Scott.
rico (Guest)
said at 8:34 AM on Thu Aug 19 2010
i dunno contract proberly expired :( man Bill Wise was the worst out of all of them but Dan was the best out of all them
Truesonic
said at 8:30 AM on Thu Aug 19 2010
Dan Green FTW the others sucked dammit SEGA why fire him :(
rico (Guest)
said at 7:43 PM on Wed Aug 18 2010
Scott was good(too deep though) but for me Dan was more better :D too bad hes being replaced :( I'll miss Dan he did a good job with knuckles...
marellof (Guest)
said at 11:24 AM on Sun Aug 15 2010
I like Scott Dreier the most, than McGaharn, then Drummond. I don't like Green. He always sounds like he's yelling..
driuco (Guest)
said at 12:24 AM on Sat Aug 14 2010
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Dan Green, PERIOD.
mightydeity (Guest)
said at 7:50 PM on Thu Aug 12 2010
Personally, I think Scott Dreier the best. Then Dan Green
thatonechick (Guest)
said at 8:59 PM on Tue Aug 10 2010
I can't choose who I like better: Dan or Scott!
khayal101 (Guest)
said at 8:53 PM on Mon Aug 9 2010
Scott Dreier for the win
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:02 PM on Tue Jul 20 2010
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Knock it off, guys.
kaiserneko (Guest)
said at 2:06 PM on Tue Jul 20 2010
@Z

You sound totally delusional if you think that Dreier is a better voice or a better actor.

His Knuckles voice doesn't sound like his Yami Yugi voice, his Yugi voice... Dan Green has plenty of range, it's a director's fault if he doesn't get the room to stretch his legs.
z (Guest)
said at 4:45 AM on Tue Jul 20 2010
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@Kaiserneko

The same can be said for Dan Green, he uses the exact same voice for all his characters, talk about an untalented generic overrated hack.

Dan Green cannot act in the slightest, Scott Dreier was a much better voice for Knuckles hands down.
satoshi
said at 8:20 PM on Sun Jul 18 2010
@kaiserneko

nostalgia and 4kids bandwagen hate for the most part.


For me I like Dan Green Knux but hes not my favorite. I like Ian's more light hearted and goofy take on the character, but hey that's just me I guess
kaiserneko (Guest)
said at 12:34 PM on Sun Jul 18 2010
How in the world is anyone a fan of Scott Dreier over Green? THE MAN CAN'T SEEM TO ACT AT ALL. Not to mention the voice is so terribly generic.
zeek (Guest)
said at 12:40 AM on Thu Jun 17 2010
Ryan, Scott, and Bill got my vote.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:19 PM on Fri Apr 23 2010
Scott Dreier, but Dan Green is close. Michael McGaharn is third.
shonowth (Guest)
said at 9:12 PM on Fri Apr 9 2010
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Dan Green has that hard edge AND the easily confused voice.
al (Guest)
said at 11:50 AM on Sat Mar 13 2010
Dan Green would be the best if he didn't make Knux sound angry 24/7. This is the same mistake 4Kids made with Roronoa Zoro--they mistook the "tough guy" image for an "always angry" image.
nininikekeke (Guest)
said at 5:13 PM on Wed Feb 17 2010
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Dan Green is the best he gives Knuckles that hard edge and character that he needs
PurpleWarrior13
said at 10:19 PM on Mon Feb 15 2010
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Scott Drier was by far the best!
PurpleWarrior13
said at 1:41 PM on Mon Mar 18 2013
@PurpleWarrior13 To elaborate a little further, I thought Scott had that smooth and collected voice that I can't get from anyone else here. Though other than Bill, none of these are bad.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:45 PM on Mon Feb 15 2010
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a little surprised no VA attempted an Australian accent, given that an echidna is a native Aussie creature.
pokemastanumba1
said at 6:01 PM on Thu Jul 12 2012
@Foxwolf You know, that's something I was thinking about for quite some time now, I just didn't think it was that relevant. Though it would be interesting.


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