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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog with sound clips and images.
Sonic is the protagonist of the "Sonic the Hedgehog" series, and the mascot of video game company Sega. He is a super-fast hedgehog capable of exceeding the speed of sound. Sonic has a laid-back, wisecracking personality and dislikes evil.

Jaleel White was the first voice of Sonic, playing him in the three cartoons produced by Dic: Sonic the Hedgehog, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sonic Underground. In Underground, Sam Vincent was Sonic's singing voice. Martin Burke provided Sonic's voice in the English dub of the Sonic OVA, released by ADV Films.

In the video game world, Ryan Drummond played Sonic from 1999 to 2004, starting with Sonic Adventure and ending with Sonic Advance 3. Ryan wanted to play Sonic in Sonic X, dubbed by 4Kids Entertainment in New York, but because he lived too far away (in San Diego), he was turned down in favor of Jason Griffith. In 2004, Sega decided they wanted consistency across Sonic media, so Jason then replaced Ryan as Sonic's voice in the video games, starting with Sonic Rush and Shadow the Hedgehog in 2005 and ending with Sonic and the Black Knight in 2009. His voice clips from various games (primarily Sonic 2006) were recycled for Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing in 2010, the last time his voice was used for Sonic. In 2010, the voice cast was replaced yet again because the contract with the Sonic X voice actors expired, and opted not to renew it in favor of new voice actors. As of Colors, Sonic is currently voiced by Roger Craig Smith in all media for the franchise, including his cameo in the Disney film Wreck-It Ralph. In addition to the three main voices, Sonic was previously voiced by Meg Inglima for the educational PC game, Sonic's Schoolhouse.

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Sonic the Hedgehog (1993)
Sonic the HedgehogJaleel White
Jaleel White
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
Sonic the HedgehogJason Griffith
Jason Griffith
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie (1999)
Sonic the HedgehogMartin Burke
Martin Burke
Sonic Adventure 2 (2001)
Sonic the HedgehogRyan Drummond
Ryan Drummond
Sonic Underground (1999)
Sonic the HedgehogSamuel Vincent
Samuel Vincent
Sonic Colors (2010)
Sonic the HedgehogRoger Craig Smith
Roger Craig Smith
Sonic's Schoolhouse (1996)
Sonic the HedgehogMeg Inglima
Meg Inglima

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Han Solo Fan
said at 3:24 PM on Sun Sep 14 2014
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Jaleel White for me: I'm not really a fan of the others, but Ryan Drummond would be my second favorite.

I don't like Jason Griffith much as Sonic, or Roger Craig Smith, but I prefer the light-hearted, goofy nature of Sonic if it makes sense.

Meg Inglima is the worst, though, no doubt about it: it doesn't fit.
Ikrani
said at 9:53 PM on Sat Aug 30 2014
Jaleel White's my favorite. No, I didn't grow up with the '90s Sonic cartoons, but he's still my favorite. There's just something about him where you'd never suspect that he could hit Mach-20...
MilanTheVillain01
said at 6:30 AM on Sat Aug 30 2014
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Aw yeah, this is happenin'.
A quick & hilarious little interview I just found with Ryan Drummond, where he answers every question completely in character!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRgqOL3T1do
TheGreenSpeedster
said at 12:39 AM on Mon Aug 25 2014
I love both Jason Griffith and Roger Craig Smith, but I'm going with Jason on this one. Ryan Drummond is also pretty good too.
TrueMyriad
said at 12:08 PM on Wed Aug 20 2014
If the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie used a cast of live action actors/celebrities for a voice cast, then here's my list:
Sonic(Daryl Sabara)
Dr. Eggman(Robin Williams, if he was alive;JK Simmons)
Tails(Zach Callison)
Knuckles(Sean Astin)
Amy(Kristen Bell)
Cream(Mae Whitman)
Big(Robert Downey Jr.)
Vector(Corey Feldman)
Charmy(Max Wolf Burkholder)
Espio(Kiefer Sutherland)
Shadow(Elijah Wood)
Rouge(Kaitlin Olson)
Omega(Will Arnett)
Silver(Adam Wylie)
Blaze(Idina Menzel)
Ikrani
said at 9:51 PM on Sat Aug 30 2014
@TrueMyriad I dunno if Robin Williams would've been the best choice. Don't get me wrong, he's AWESOME as everything he is, but I feel like there's someone out there who could make Eggman just a liiiiittle more awesome.
Shiny Raticate
said at 10:34 PM on Wed Aug 6 2014
I'm just going to make a judgement on the video game actors, since they're the most that we've seen of Sonic. And they're in no particular order, they're just listed the way they are:
1. Ryan Drummond was actually my first Sonic voice, so I didn't think too much of it. Listening back on it, it sounds good, but his SA/SA2 acting is cringe-worthy (Only because that game tended to have not so good acting in my opinion that was also shrouded by obnoxious music sometimes).
2. I remember the first voice switch to Jason Griffith, and I can remember being mad, because I was young and I didn't understand what happened. But after Sonic 06 (yes, I said it) and hearing Jason in more mellow lines and situations, the voice really grew on me, and he polished it to a quality level from there on, especially in Sonic Unleashed. Jason was my favorite.
3. Roger... I really do like his voice, but the games he's been in have had absolutely horrendous script writing. Everything is way too goofy and not serious at all, and I cannot stand it. It makes me dislike his voice, and I have to keep reminding myself that it's not him I dislike, it's his lines. I believe that, once he gets into the right game (hopefully Sonic Boom will be better), he'll shine through as Sonic.
Coleiosis123
said at 9:38 AM on Wed Jul 30 2014
No comment
TrueMyriad
said at 5:27 PM on Mon Jul 14 2014
If Bang Zoom! Entertainment dubbed the modern Sonic games, here are the categories I would put the characters in:
Characters whose actors sound like their seiyuu:
Sonic(Yuri Lowenthal or Johnny Yong Bosch)
Tails(Wendee Lee)
Knuckles(Matthew Mercer or Derek Stephen Prince)
Shadow(Chris Niosi)
Omega(Steven Blum)
Characters whose actors surpass their seiyuu:
Amy(Christine Marie Cabanos)
Silver(Bryce Papenbrook)
Blaze(Natalie Hoover)
Metal Sonic(Yuri Lowenthal or Johnny Yong Bosch)
Characters who keep their Studiopolis actors:
Rouge(Karen Strassman)
Vector(Keith Silverstein)
Charmy(Colleen O'Shaughnessey)
Espio(Troy Baker)
Big(Kyle Hebert)
Eggman(Mike Pollock)
Cream(Michelle Ruff)
Zekewars010
said at 10:11 AM on Tue Aug 5 2014
@TrueMyriad I really like how you kept Silverstien, Strassman, Shaughnessey. Baker, Hebert, Ruff, and Pollock.
TrueMyriad
said at 4:42 PM on Tue Aug 5 2014
@Zekewars010 of course. They are the actors that do the best job as their characters and truly make their character sound like how people would expect them to sound.
SteelEthlan
said at 5:00 PM on Fri Aug 8 2014
@TrueMyriad What's wrong with Laura Bailey as Blaze?

Also i know a perfect voice actor that may suit Shadow the Hedgehog well it could possibly be Darren Dunstan.

And i really like the fact you kept Troy Baker voicing Espio, Keith Silverstein voicing Vector, Colleen O' Shaughnessey voicing Charmy, Kyle Hebert voicing Big, Karen Strassman voicing Rouge, Mike Pollock voicing Eggman and Michelle Ruff voicing Cream.
TrueMyriad
said at 5:24 PM on Fri Aug 8 2014
@SteelEthlan I am a huge fanboy of Laura Bailey, but you can't ignore the fact that Laura Bailey is just making an impression Erica Schroeder's take on Blaze. Same thing goes to Quinton Flynn, amazing actors who do impressions of their 4Kids voice actors when they could improve on what they did wrong(Erica Schroeder of course is one of the only 4kids actors who did perfectly, the others are Lisa Ortiz, Mike Pollock, and in my opinion, Jason Griffith). I thought of Natalie Hoover because not only did she get cast as Princess Sonia from Danganronpa 2:Goodbye Despair, the Ultimate Princess(contrived reason, I know), but I heard her voice demo, and she sounds amazing. Either Natalie Hoover or Ali Hillis would work as Blaze. I'm standing by my opinion that Bryce Papenbrook should voice Silver, considering how awesome his work in Dissidia, Blue Exorcist, Danganronpa, Sword Art Online, and Fire Emblem Awakening, etc.
TrueMyriad
said at 7:51 AM on Sun Jul 13 2014
Roger makes a great Sonic Boom Sonic, but I think Yuri Lowenthal would make a great Modern Sonic.
TrueMyriad
said at 10:26 AM on Thu Jul 10 2014
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I think the greatest problem with Roger's voice as Sonic is that SEGA had him sound older, even though all of the Sonic characters ever since Sonic Adventure never aged, so it's pointless to make a character who doesn't age have a mature voice. Ryan Drummond had the adventurer voice, Jaleel had the cocky rebel voice, Jason had the light hearted teenage voice, but Roger has the jock voice, which, while cocky like Sonic the Hedgehog, is forced and surfer dude like. I have no problem with Roger Craig Smith, but I think his Sonic voice has that problem where a middle-aged actor tries to sound all young and "cool", but it doesn't quite work with the character. Each cast of the series is given a clip of the previous actor to work off of, but Roger sounds like neither of them, but I think he tries sounding like Jun'ichi, so I'll just cut him some slack here. Roger is not too bad, but he sounds way too much like an impression of a hero instead of an actual hero, and that's weird considering his other roles are awesome at times(Ezio, Chris Redfield, Captain America, etc.)
TrueMyriad
said at 7:32 PM on Wed Jul 9 2014
All in favor of Yuri Lowenthal being the new Sonic say I. I
TrueMyriad
said at 1:13 PM on Fri Jul 4 2014
If Sonic was dubbed by Bang Zoom Entertainment!, who would voice Sonic? Lucien Dodge, Johnny Yong Bosch, Yuri Lowenthal, or Bryce Papenrook would be my choices.
SteelEthlan
said at 4:32 PM on Tue Jul 8 2014
@TrueMyriad I personally choose Yuri Lowenthal.
TrueMyriad
said at 4:20 PM on Wed Jul 9 2014
@SteelEthlan Yuri Lowenthal would probably make the best Sonic the Hedgehog, and his voice as Ben Tennyson, Haseo, or Iceman would make this happen.
SteelEthlan
said at 12:16 AM on Thu Jul 10 2014
@TrueMyriad Yeah i guess you're right i guess we might to wait and see eventually.
anthonysea
said at 7:11 PM on Mon Jun 30 2014
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1: Jason Griffith
2: Ryan Drummond
3: Roger Smith Craig
4: Jaleel White
5:Martin Burke
6:Samuel Vincent
7:Meg Inglima
anthonysea
said at 12:37 PM on Tue Jul 1 2014
@anthonysea *facepalm*Why didn't i double checked my post. It's Roger Craig Smith, not Roger Smith Craig
ShadowHarvester
said at 3:07 AM on Thu Jun 19 2014
Still have to say Jason as my favorite i can tolerate all the others just not Roger I mean i tried viewing the Sonic Boom trailer and as soon as Sonic was about to say a line i clicked off it nothing about it interests me the same can be said by him and the new voice cast for some reason not to mention people only seem to care about them since there mostly in so called popular games or animes which are kinda overrated even the Sonic Adventure games are overrated.
TheUltimatePhantom1
said at 2:44 PM on Tue Jun 17 2014
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What song from Sonic Underground was used for Sam Vincent's clip?
Jasmine_x_Lief
said at 5:30 PM on Sat Jun 14 2014
I loved Sonic Underground
superwplf
said at 4:37 PM on Fri Jun 6 2014
Rcs is my favorite but, the rest are good too. :)
CometX-ing
said at 5:09 PM on Tue May 27 2014
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As far as voice actors go I will stick with the main 3.

1.Jason Griffith- His performance was honestly the best for me and I grew up off of SA2 and Heroes so I was growing with Ryan Drummond. I feel that Jason had a more sincere performance (his more recent of course). He gave that emotion to Sonic while at the same time retaining that cockyness, and he sounds, to me of course, very close to Ryan. So over all he is and forever will be my number 1 sonic voice.

2.Ryan Drummond- He was the original Sonic voice for me but he did not really offer much emotion to me, or at least was not given enough lines for me to judge him on it. But even so, any game that a cocky and cool sonic with minemal emotion is needed he will definitely be the number one.

3.Rodger Craig Smith- Honestly of the big 3 he is my least liked, not only because his voice is drastically different than Jason and Ryan's, but also because he offer no real emotion like Jason (need I even mention his Lost World Performance) while still not being as cocky as Ryan. His voice just sound to stereotypical surfer for me to really like, not to say he is all bad, he can be a nice cocky jokester but not cocky cool, and Sonic is and always will be the cool blue hedgehog in the games. Maybe he will make a good Sonic in the show (because I will definitely be watching it to find out) but as of now he's just not the Sonic voice I want, and really this whole voice line up for me is pretty weak (to me) save for Silver, Cream and maybe Rouge.

As for the other I can't judge them on a modern Sonic view point and honestly to me classic Sonic does not talk so I really could care less if he has a voice, but I suppose I was to pick one I would pick... Martin Burke, and before you kill me let me explain, In all honesty, while Jaleel White is a good cocky classic Sonic the we have in generations would not fit with how expressive Jaleel's lines are, that had he sound to nasally for any Sonic. Burke, while he does do to much, if toned down a bit would fit classic Sonic pretty well. I could see him doing a confident classic Sonic, who can also get a little cocky when he knows he has things under control but can also get serious if things are going wrong. Also if they did have classic Sonic talk when he met modern Sonic I could see him doing a Sonic get excited when he learns something new from his older self or is ready to learn, at least more than Jaleel.
TrueMyriad
said at 7:41 PM on Mon May 12 2014
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Yuri Lowenthal, Johnny Yong Bosch, James Arnold Taylor, Jason Spisak, Jason Marsden, Haley Joel Osment, Jesse McCartney, Steve from Balenaproductions, Will Friedle, Lucien Dodge, Nicolas Roye, Vincent Martella, Josh Keaton, Reuben Langdon, Micah Solusod, or Bryce Papenbrook
Tails The Fox Fan
said at 5:26 PM on Fri May 2 2014
The current voice of Sonic "Roger Craig Smith"
I was like his voice sounds so familiar then it hit me (Thomas from Regular Show)
chaosincarnate
said at 2:06 PM on Sun Apr 27 2014
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I wouldn't mind seeing how Billy West would do if he voiced Sonic one day. The guy is such a versatile actor that I think it could work.
randomrobot007
said at 12:21 AM on Sun Apr 13 2014
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who else thinks james arnold taylor could be a good sonic?
reeve2
said at 7:40 AM on Sat Apr 12 2014
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1. Ryan Drummond - I just think that he was great. He had attitude in his voice and sounded LIKE Sonic if you know what I mean.
2. Jason Griffith - To me, he was good but not great despite being my first Sonic. He sounded kinda 'airy' as he sounded like a teenager who just woke up from a hangover after sucking the air (not helium, just air or someone's breath) from a balloon.
3. Jaleel White - Sort of like my opinion on Ryan, just not as good.
4. Roger Craig Smith - He is a VERY good voice actor, just not good as Sonic. He just sounds like a regular middle aged man who has taken drugs. He doesn't really have that personality found in his voice like the others.
5. Martin Burke - He sounded kind of annoying like a child who has a cold (that's what Tails sounded like in the movie too). I'm surprised I managed to watch the movie several times without killing someone.
6. Sam Vincent - He was just Sonic's singing voice in the show with Jaleel White reprising the role of regular Sonic. Sam sounded annoying. End of story.
7. Meg Inglima - What the hell?
myopinion1
said at 5:07 AM on Wed Apr 9 2014
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Smith was awesome in Sonic Boom Trailer.
1. Roger Craig Smith (Great)
2. Ryan Drummond (Good)
3. Jaleel White ( Good)
4. Jason Griffith (Good)



5. Martin Burke (Annoying)
6. Meg Inglima (What?)
7. Sam Vincent (Doesnt count)
soniclover14
said at 4:18 PM on Wed May 21 2014
@myopinion1 yay someone gives Roger GREAT credit
chaosincarnate
said at 9:23 PM on Wed Apr 2 2014
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My vote stays with Griffith, but gah, Quinton Flynn would have been absolutely perfect.
TrueMyriad
said at 2:38 PM on Mon Mar 24 2014
my dream cast for the classic characters:
Sonic-Jaleel White
Tails-Kate Higgins
Knuckles-Bryce Papenbrook
Dr.Robotnik-Mike Pollock
Metal Sonic-Josh Keaton
Amy-Cristina Valenzuela
Swagalicious
said at 9:44 PM on Tue Mar 18 2014
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1. Jason Griffith
2. Jaleel White
3. Roger Craig Smith
4. Ryan Drummond
5. Martin Burke

Jason was the Sonic I grew up with, and I think he is the shiz. Jaleel is awesome because he is awesome. Roger Craig Smith is meh. He sounds like he's stoned all the time, and based on what I've heard from him on Sonic Boom, my opinion of his Sonic voice will only get worse.
Netherman14
said at 1:28 PM on Mon Mar 17 2014
Jason's clip needs to be updated so that it includes only cutscenes from one game, it's an amalgalm of three different performances of his from three different games, it may be confusing.
1: Sonic Unleashed
2: Super Smash Bros Brawl
3: Sonic the Hedgehog 06
CartmanKusanagi
said at 6:14 PM on Fri Mar 14 2014
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Not sure if what I'm about to say makes sense, but here goes. Which actor is the best Sonic really depends on what you mean.

Of course Jaleel is the best classic Sonic hands down. I enjoyed his performance in AoStH and SatAM. Martin Burke sounded awkward at best, and I don't count Samuel Vincent as it was a singing voice. Meg is just... ew...

In terms of the actual voice. my favorite is Ryan Drummond, but I'd be lying if I said his acting was top notch (generally I blame the voice director rather than the actual actor in these situations). It was hit-or-miss, but again, I loved his voice.

Acting-wise, Roger Craig Smith has it down, but the voice itself never struck me as being "Sonic the Hedgehog", though I can't figure out why. I will admit that it has improved greatly since Free Riders and Colors. I'll need to watch Sonic Boom to get a better opinion on him.

Jason Griffith is in between. To be fair, he didn't exactly sound great in Sonic X and some of the earlier games with the 4Kids cast (namely Riders), he improved immensely by the time Unleashed and Black Knight came out, so I'll be judging him based on his more recent work. While I like how he gives Sonic a calmer, more mellow personality, I prefer Ryan's upbeat take. His acting was great for the most part, all around better than Drummond's, but not as consistent as Roger (it certainly comes close, though).

Overall, I'm going with Ryan for now, but I may change it to Jason or Roger somewhere down the line. Maybe I'll have it figured out when Sonic Boom starts airing.
HienFan
said at 5:21 AM on Wed Mar 5 2014
What the heck I got a like for the Meg/Girl!Sonic comment.

But anyway I will admit Roger did improve since Wreck it Ralph not so old sounding, though still a bit too surfer dude for me

Jason will always be the best Sonic to me even if Roger if ever surpass him in votes

I have to admit I gotten used to Jaleel's voice over Samuel and Martin Burke
gokaiblue
said at 8:10 AM on Tue Mar 4 2014
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Ryan Drummond all the way. His voice is still perfect for Sonic
Saturn
said at 5:43 AM on Mon Mar 3 2014
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Gave my vote to Roger Craig Smith, I feel his portrayal fits Sonic personality more perfectly.
Guy110
said at 11:27 AM on Sun Mar 2 2014
1. Ryan Drummond
2. Jaleel White
3. Jason Griffith
4. Martin Burke
5. Roger Craig Smith

Not counting Samuel Vincent, since he was just a singing voice. Or Meg Inglima for that matter, for obvious reasons.
Lucas3015
said at 3:17 AM on Sun Mar 2 2014
I like Roger and Jason. :D
UltimateSSJ4GokouEX
said at 8:03 PM on Sat Feb 22 2014
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Just from listening to Roger Craig Smith's Sonic, I gotta admit that's one of the best I heard ever "No copyright law in the universe is going to stop me!"

Roger's Sonic really I got use after awhile so my vote goes to him.
lnytune1
said at 2:53 PM on Fri Feb 21 2014
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James Arnold Taylor as Sonic? His ratchet sounded similar at times.
chaosincarnate
said at 7:01 PM on Fri Feb 21 2014
@lnytune1 Him, Josh Keaton, or even Quinton Flynn would be the perfect fits for Sonic.
lnytune1
said at 7:08 PM on Fri Feb 21 2014
@chaosincarnate Indeed.
lnytune1
said at 11:17 AM on Sat Feb 15 2014
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I'm not quite the Sonic fan, but I happened to see the Sonic Boom trailer and I thought it looked neat, so I checked out this page. Again, since I'm not a Sonic fan, what makes you guys like Jason Griffith's interpretation the best. Just curious because, judging from the clips, I like Roger Craig Smith's. Just curious.
chaosincarnate
said at 1:36 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@lnytune1 Roger does a really good job IMO, and I'll admit that Jason's clips in this voice compare don't really do him justice. It's mainly his performance in Black Knight that tips the scales and makes me love him as Sonic so much.
lnytune1
said at 5:16 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@chaosincarnate THX, I'll look it up.
lnytune1
said at 5:22 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@chaosincarnate Okay, just looked him up on the Black Knight, GREAT performance. Also looked up some other Sonic works of his. Fantastic! THX!
chaosincarnate
said at 7:04 PM on Thu Feb 13 2014
"Every world has its end. I know that's kinda sad, but...that's why we gotta live life to the fullest in the time we have. At least, that's what I figure."

Black Knight, thanks for reminding me why Jason Griffith is the best Sonic VA, hands down. I'm amazed at how he took a complete 180 and started to clean up his act, I've never seen such passionate and emotional delivery for Sonic the Hedgehog.

I'm changing my vote back to Griffith on the sole basis on how pitch-perfect he sounded in Black Knight. Sorry RCS, I'm really digging your tenure as Sonic right now... but even you can't top that.
Netherman14
said at 12:39 PM on Tue Feb 11 2014
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David Humphrey as Sonic, would it be an interesting reversal of rules?
MilanTheVillain01
said at 10:38 PM on Thu Feb 13 2014
@Netherman14 Hmmm, it's funny that you mention that, because a while back, the Sonic fansite, Find the Computer Room.com uncovered some unused voiced from SA2 of Ryan Drummond as Shadow.

As heard here.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151338680274282
Netherman14
said at 1:31 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@MilanTheVillain01 I already know about that, thanks for informing me though.
AMT
said at 11:52 AM on Fri Feb 7 2014
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Even though I've kinda gotten use to Roger and the others, well maybe not Cindy... They still don't hit home like Jason and the 4 kids cast for me. Jason will always be my favorite Sonic.
Ross123
said at 11:42 AM on Sat Feb 8 2014
@AMT Same here for Jason.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 10:22 AM on Fri Feb 7 2014
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Roger sounds pretty good in the Boom trailer.
TrueMyriad
said at 11:19 AM on Thu Feb 6 2014
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If Roger Craig Smith used his voice as Human Torch and Forge, then he would be the perfect voice of Sonic.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 11:58 AM on Thu Feb 6 2014
@TrueMyriad Agree.
MrMeeker
said at 2:29 PM on Sun Jan 12 2014
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The best voice for sonic sadly isn't here, but if he was id definitely go with Steven page from Balena productions with Ryan Drummond right behind him.
SteveP
said at 8:49 PM on Mon Feb 3 2014
@MrMeeker
MrMeeker
said at 4:47 PM on Mon Feb 10 2014
@SteveP Thank you! and by the way what do you think of that hulk movie that came out just a few years ago?
BlueSkySlash
said at 9:13 PM on Sat Jan 4 2014
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I have a prediction that maybe sometime this year, Roger Craig Smith will catch up to, and possibly even exceed, Jason Griffith's poll numbers. Ever since Roger was added to the comparison back in 2010, the percentage gap between the two VAs has slowly been getting smaller.

This should be interesting to see.
Jessica Marra
said at 8:36 AM on Sun Jan 12 2014
@BlueSkySlash I know right? Now, a lot of people have warmed up to Roger (including me) but still Jason will always hold a place in my heart. So for me, it's a toss up between Roger and Jason.
Ross123
said at 12:14 PM on Thu Dec 26 2013
OK, what's the big idea. Why is it that I read things saying that the fans of Sonic hate the 4Kids cast (I think they are really good in my opinion) on many different websites but here they seem to be winning most of the Sonic VC's. It seems crazy.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:49 PM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@Ross123 Lots of young fans voted here, I'm guessing. It's mainly the older fans who dislike them.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:51 PM on Thu Dec 26 2013
Also, I haven't really been part of the Sonic fanbase in a long time, but from what I can tell, most people got over it and so they've mellowed out about the 4kids cast.
Ross123
said at 2:08 PM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@NCZ My bad, it's that you told me that story about how every1 hates (well used to hate now I guess) and I was noticing how the 4Kids cast were winning most of the compares. I think it kind of was a bit of a shock but like they say: old habits die away.
Ross123
said at 3:23 PM on Fri Dec 27 2013
@NCZ I never asked this yesterday but is it true that most of the original Sonic cast haven't done voice acting since they got axed by Sega? I'm just wondering since I haven't heard many of their names put to anything else that's to do with voice acting.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:26 PM on Fri Dec 27 2013
@Ross123 Most of them have still been working. It's just that the San Diego scene isn't as high-profile as LA, so most people aren't aware of their work. A lot of them still continue to work on various games, radio, promo, or commercial work, and other forms of voiceover. I think Lani Minella and Jon St John have been probably the most visible to the casual observer.
Ross123
said at 3:32 PM on Fri Dec 27 2013
@NCZ That's good. Mainly since I haven't heard them in anything else but Sonic. Knowing that they still do VA work is good as I hate to see people with good voice talent out of a job. Thanks for telling me that they still do stuff.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 12:17 AM on Sat Dec 28 2013
@Ross123 Ryan Drummond had an uncredited part in Spider-Man: Shattered Diimensions as Peter Porker/Spider-Ham in the post-credits scene.
Ross123
said at 2:49 AM on Sat Dec 28 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 At least I have game so I'll obviously be checking that out.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:33 AM on Sat Dec 28 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 That's not him. I believe that's Chris Edgerly.
Ross123
said at 12:36 PM on Sat Dec 28 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 After what NCZ just stated, it seems I won't be watching it. Nah, of course I will since I like Chris just as much as I like Ryan.
rosebr10
said at 2:06 PM on Sat Dec 28 2013
@MilanTheVillain01
According to this thread (http://board.sonicstadium.org/topic/9040-because-were-sonic-ham/page-2), Drummond had been contacted about it around May 2011, but deconfirmed it. Ironically, Drummond's website lists "Marvel Comics Online" as one of his voice-over clients.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 11:44 PM on Mon Dec 30 2013
@rosebr10 Well, I'm completely lost for words....
Whoever it was. It sounded just like him!
ConfusedPhantom
said at 2:36 AM on Wed Dec 25 2013
I've sort of re-evaluated how I look at voice acting in general, and with it, how I think of the Sonic VAs.

I've come to the point in thinking that they haven't really found the right guy yet as far as the English cast goes (Junichi Kanemaru has always been perfect). I dunno. Listening back, the game VAs make Sonic sound like he's in his 20s, with Jason Griffith being the youngest sounding. I still think Roger has the right idea when it comes to acting Sonic's personality, but he's really pushing his voice lately. I think in the future they should probably go with someone with a younger sounding voice. I dislike the thought of recasting for this character [again (again)], but if they have to, they should probably consider that next time they do.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 1:24 AM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@ConfusedPhantom Reading this comment again, I probably could have said that first sentence better in a way that it doesn't seem as pretentious. I apologize for that.
chaosincarnate
said at 6:07 PM on Thu Dec 19 2013
1-: Roger Craig Smith: When I first heard him as Sonic, I felt very mixed on replacing Griffith. I felt it was too deep and sounded like a surfer dude. Now, he's really grown on me after Lost World and is my favorite Sonic VA. The voice he's going for really fits some of the comical lines he's given, and he ain't no slouch when it comes to acting his lines out either, being the VA veteran RCS is.
2-: Jason Griffith: The voice I grew up with, and while he is a near perfect fit for Sonic, especially in the teenage aspect of the character, but a lot of his earlier performances( Sonic X, Shadow, 06) don't hold up well, because he sounded incredibly cheesy and his acting was awkward. However, starting with Secret Rings, he really grew into the role and delivered the most unique performance for the character.
3-: Jaleel White(ONLY for AOSTH): The voice is kind of cheesy, but it was a good start for Sonic any media. He really didn't fit in SATAM, but he suited AOSTH's comedic and zany nature quite well.
4-: Ryan Drummond: I like his hip and cool sounding voice for Sonic, but his acting just doesn't hold up at all. I'm confident he would have done better with better voice direction, and maybe would have even been my favorite. I'm curious to see how he would have sounded if he returned to voicing the character. Still, whenever I see promotional art of Adventure-era Sonic, his voice is in my head.
5-: Martin Burke: Painfully over acting, and the accent is just really odd for Sonic. Sonic also came off as a bit of a jerk in the OVA, but I blame the script material rather than him.
6-: Meg Inglima: Obviously miscast, sounds like a geeky girl.

I don't really feel the need to include Sam Vincent, as he only did the singing voice, although I'm not really a fan of it.

said at 5:55 AM on Sun Dec 22 2013
@chaosincarnate agreed with everything you wrote!!
TrueMyriad
said at 6:38 PM on Tue Dec 17 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Who would you poick to voice Sonic besides Roger Craig Smith? I would choose James Arnold Taylor, Lucien Dodge, or Johnny Yong Bosch.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 3:17 AM on Wed Dec 18 2013
@TrueMyriad Josh Keaton, Vic Mignogna, Nolan North. That's all I can think of at the top of my head.
Ross123
said at 9:39 AM on Wed Dec 18 2013
@TrueMyriad Sean Marquette.
Ross123
said at 10:25 AM on Fri Dec 20 2013
Gonna have to quit saying that "Sean Marquette should voice Sonic" now. It may still be getting "Shout Out's" but this is like the 3rd time already. Not to mention the fact that it might be getting boring & tiresome for people to hear. I only said it again because that question above was asked.
Ross123
said at 10:33 AM on Fri Dec 20 2013
Another thing i'll have to stop saying is that I don't like Roger's Sonic voice. I feel as though I mention it quite a lot and that to is becoming tiresome & boring for people. Also it makes me look as though I'm bashing his voice for Sonic which I really don't want or like doing. It makes me look like a Jackass which I really don't want to be like. I'm stating this now before any1 becomes offended or anything.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 1:59 AM on Wed Dec 25 2013
@TrueMyriad Jason Spisak would be pretty cool.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 2:00 AM on Wed Dec 25 2013
@ConfusedPhantom And Jason Marsden.
HienFan
said at 1:38 AM on Wed May 21 2014
@Ross123 I'm not super fond of Roger either it sounds too old(particularly in the earlier games), generic and surferly to me
austinslashlavaboy
said at 2:22 PM on Wed Dec 4 2013
 6 Shout Outs! [?]
Martin Burke: UGH! I hate this role for sonic. WAYYYYYY too snobby and awkward. I think this might be the worst voice for sonic.
Meg Inglima: Nope. I take it back. THIS IS THE WORST VOICE FOR SONIC!!! Ok, I'm glad sonic isn't loud like other junior friendly cartoons like dora, but GOD THIS IS ANNOYING!!!
Jaleel White: This might be the best 1st start for any character. He give sonic a cocky, young, and cool personality.
Ryan Drummond: If you're going to pelt me with "dislike stones" let me say this, I do like this voice, I really do. He gives him an energetic personality that made everybody love this voice, but there are much better voices
Jason Griffith: The sonic voice I kind of grew up with. He gives sonic a calm, yet cocky personality, and gives him emotions. I didn't like his role in sonic x (to nerdy), but he did great in games like sonic unleashed, sonic 06 (yeah I said it), and sonic and the black knight (his best role for me)
Griffith's sonic: "You're too slow!" (OHH I HATE THAT LINE!!!)
Roger Craig Smith: OH! MY! GOD! Thank you for Roger Craig Smith. This is pretty much the best sonic voice actor for me. Smith gives him a deep, cocky, and cooooool (multiple "O"s intended) personality that fits him perfectly. His voice screams "sonic the hedgehog" to me and I'm glad he still voices sonic today. Roger Craig Smith, you rock!

So, who's my favorite?

Shockingly, it's a tie between Jaleel White and Roger Craig Smith. Why Jaleel? Well, if anybody was the perfect voice of classic sonic from sonic generations, it would be Jaleel White.
But if I were to choose one, it's Roger Craig Smith.
austinslashlavaboy
said at 2:32 PM on Wed Dec 4 2013
Oh yeah I forgot to mention. I'm not going to talk about Samuel Vincent, because he's just the singing voice, so he doesn't count.

This isn't the only time I'm liking a current voice actor of the sonic team. You'll see me like the current voice actors A LOT!
austinslashlavaboy
said at 1:45 PM on Wed Dec 4 2013
OK. This is my first voice comparison, and being a smart 13 year old die-hard sonic voice actor fan, this will be easy. So with that said, (with a thick & loud voice) LET THE ASLB'S OPINION ON SONIC VOICE ACTORS BEGIN!!!!
SegaNintendoGuy64
said at 6:41 AM on Wed Dec 4 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
When it comes to the voices of Sonic both Jaleel White & Ryan Drummond gets my votes.
Ross123
said at 3:49 PM on Sat Nov 23 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Wanted to keep this out of my last comment: Do you know what, BTVA should have something like the razzies just like they have The awards for all for all the good voice acting. I'm only stating this because a lot of members keep saying that some VA's are miscasts in certain roles. I agree with them on certain things so has to be awards for bad voice acting. And the best part is, the voice actors aren't likely to come on & see it so there's nothing to worry about.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:35 PM on Wed Dec 4 2013
@Ross123 On the contrary, many voice actors are aware of and/or visitors of the site, and are also aware of the BTVA Awards. I think it'd be just a tiny bit disrespectful*, since we have such a close relationship with many of them, to be publicly and officially shaming voice actors.

*This may have been a slight understatement.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 1:54 PM on Wed Dec 4 2013
@NCZ I have to agree. I would say that it's because most of the time (being about 80-90%), it's the casting director, voice director, or the writer's fault. But seeing as the same rule applies to live-action works, and the Razzies give out Worst Acting awards, that would end up turning into a self-negating comment.

BTVA hosting a "Worst Acting" Award ceremony, however, is severely unlikely from my perspective. Any other site doing so might make a better ounce of sense (but not by much).
Ross123
said at 8:48 AM on Thu Dec 5 2013
@NCZ it was more of a suggestion than a statement to be honest. I didn't really know that you guys had close relationships with the voice actors. I only thought that you could get in contact with them (if necessary) and I knew that very few voice actors come on this site. Like I said, it was only a suggestion and I didn't really mention any names. If you did find what I said offensive in any way, I apologise.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:45 PM on Thu Dec 5 2013
@Ross123 No worries, man.
Ross123
said at 3:42 PM on Sat Nov 23 2013
If there was an Award Ceremony for bad voice actors and one of the categories was "Worst Voice Actor for a Single Character". Meg Inglima as Sonic would get my vote.
SteveP
said at 10:48 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Roger's Lost World work was laughable. When he shouts "Tails! No!" I burst out laughing. I don't think he's fit for Sonic. Roger is for more gruff and older characters.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 4:49 AM on Fri Nov 22 2013
@SteveP I'd look at it this way, it's 1/4 his fault, 1/4 the voice director, 1/4 the script writer & 1/4 the individual listener like you or me.
TrueMyriad
said at 7:06 PM on Tue Dec 3 2013
@SteveP I am amazed that THE Steven Page from Balenaproductions is on this website. Now that that stupid comment is out of the way, you have a point on Roger's performance, I mean he sounds like an older Jaleel White if his voice constantly cracked. Who do you think would fit better to replace Ryan Drummond, because I think someone with real experience in teenage voices, like James Arnold Taylor, Lucien Dodge, or maybe Johnny Yong Bosch.
Aussieroth
said at 11:22 PM on Tue Dec 3 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 Yet that voice director is Jack Fletcher, one of the best in the business. Yet I think even he knew that it should've stayed Jason. Roger, though he performs it well now, he just sounds too old for Sonic. At least "the games" Sonic.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:59 AM on Wed Dec 4 2013
@Aussieroth No, actually, Sega wanted to axe Jason Griffith and get Ryan Drummond back for Colours (I don't know if they were planning to get the other old voice actors back). They went with Roger because Ryan didn't want to leave his union and do all the contracted work for the little compensation they offered. A bunch of people at Sega Japan and Sega America actually preferred Ryan over Jason as Sonic's voice.
rosebr10
said at 9:02 AM on Thu Dec 5 2013
@NCZ
To quote 100P, "Yeah, you know how it is."
Ross123
said at 2:07 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
@NCZ But if they preferred Ryan, then why didn't they keep him in the 1st place or axe Jason straight away after 1 game or 2? To me it just seems crazy.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:17 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
@Ross123 I think the desire for consistency was a decision pushed by Sega of Japan, since over there the game voices and Sonic X voices were the same. Checking over the source again, it was because people at Sega America were big fans of Ryan; I don't think it says anything about Japan's preference for him (that's what I get for going off memory). Sega of Japan I believe didn't care as much about the whole thing and was more concerned about the executive stuff. The change from the 4Kids voice actors was due to a combination of budget issues and fan backlash against them. They stayed on after Sonic X ended probably due to contractual obligations, but that's just my theory.
Ross123
said at 4:14 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
@NCZ I didn't think the 4Kids cast was that bad for fans to hate them. In opinion, they were the better cast. I can understand the budget issues part of it at least. I never really understood why fans hated them so much. Besides, Mike is still here after re-additioning back in 2010 so I'm happy with that.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:37 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
@Ross123 Well, I think to truly understand the backlash against the 4Kids voices, one has to put themselves in perspective of the fanbase at the time.

In the mid-2000s, 4Kids was far and away one of, if not THE most hated dubbing companies of all time. Not only for Sonic X, but of course they had their infamous One Piece dub, which has been covered in detail enough already. Sonic fans hated the dub of Sonic X due to the numerous changes made from the Japanese version. 4Kids added lots of corny jokes and script rewrites to make it more "kid-friendly", cheesy and loud music, and hammy, badly-directed voice acting using a totally different cast from the games. Of course, the cast of the Adventure games weren't always 100% the best, but the general consensus was that for the most part they were much better than the voices in Sonic X; I don't think too many people were happy at the discrepancy between game and anime voices.

And then in the middle of the year, when Shadow the Hedgehog was on the horizon, the news broke. Fans found out that the entire original cast had been fired, without ANY of them being informed by Sega. Their replacements? The much-disliked voices from Sonic X. Ryan Drummond in particular was well-known and well-liked in the fanbase for his enthusiasm and love towards the franchise, and personally told some websites his story: he had heard about Shadow the Hedgehog and actually called Sega asking when they'd need him for recording, only to be told that he had been fired. The backlash was huge; it wasn't just the fact that they were replaced with the then-unpopular voice actors, but also because of the horrible way Sega treated the previous cast. It only made an already-controversial game even more controversial. Even in late 2007 when Sonic was announced to be in Brawl, there were campaigns to get Ryan Drummond back as the voice. They did slowly get better by the time of Unleashed and Black Knight, but by then the damage had been done and they too were axed.

So with all that in mind, hopefully it's easier to understand why there was so much initial outrage towards the 4Kids cast. Now obviously it's become much calmer since it's all in the past and there's a new group of voice actors, most of the initially-angry fans have mellowed out, and also the fact that the online fanbase is being joined by younger members who started out being exposed to the 4Kids cast (which makes a lot of people feel pretty old...).
Ross123
said at 4:53 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
@NCZ With that story told, I feel awful for the original cast. What Sega did was just... grrr it just makes me angry. I feel that what Sega did was wrong and totally unfair. I was told that Ryan didn't come back was because he was happy in his actors union but I think now it was mainly because he never forgave Sega for what they did but as I was told, he is happy there in his union. I said at one point he should have taken the role back but now I'm saying "Good on you Ryan, you did the right thing by turning it down." As for the 4Kids cast, well they did get better over time.

I must say my views have changed thanks to this story. I'm glad to know the true story behind Sega & 4Kids. But sad for Ryan and the original cast.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:03 AM on Sun May 4 2014
@MilanTheVillain01 I actually agree that Roger's performance in Lost World is probably his weakest so far. I'd probably attribute that to him and the VD being rusty, since there was a two-year gap between Generations and Lost World.

Most likely in Sonic Boom, he'll be back on form and have time to get even better due to the regular intervals of the recordings.
TrueMyriad
said at 5:45 PM on Fri Nov 15 2013
If you could chose the voice acting for the classic characters, who would you pick? Here is who I would pick:
Jaleel White as Sonic
Kate Higgins as Tails
Bryce Papenbrook as Knuckles
Ariel Winter/Cristina Vee as Amy
Josh Keaton as Metal Sonic
Mike Pollock as Dr.Robotnik
chaosincarnate
said at 8:25 AM on Sat Nov 16 2013
@TrueMyriad Jaleel White as Sonic
Kate Higgins as Tails
Brian Drummond as Knuckles
Tara Strong as Amy
Jaleel White as Metal Sonic
Mike Pollock as Dr Eggman
Aussieroth
said at 11:23 PM on Tue Dec 3 2013
@TrueMyriad

Jason Griffith as Sonic
Kate Higgins as Tails
Dan Green as Knuckles
Cristina Vee as Amy
Roger Craig Smith as Metal Sonic (the irony right?)
Mike Pollock/Jim Cummings as Dr.Robotnik
Torak
said at 8:06 AM on Tue Dec 10 2013
@TrueMyraid

Jaleel White/Josh Keaton - Sonic
Kate Higgins - Tails
Scott Drier - Knuckles
Lisa Ortiz - Amy
Ryan Drummond - Metal Sonic
Mike Pollock - Dr. Eggman
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 10:26 AM on Tue Dec 10 2013
@TrueMyriad

Sam Vincent/Richard Ian Cox - Sonic
Madeleine Peters - Tails
Brian Drummond - Knuckles
Shannon Chan-Kent - Amy
Michael Dobson - Eggman/Robotnik
ConfusedPhantom
said at 2:11 AM on Wed Dec 25 2013
@TrueMyriad Jason Marsden/Jason Spisak - Sonic
Kate Higgins - Tails
Matt Mercer - Knuckles
Cristina Vee - Amy
Mike Pollock - Robotnik
Devo
said at 1:21 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
Meg: Uuuuugghhh...!! My ears have been soiled! X(
chaosincarnate
said at 8:46 PM on Tue Nov 12 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Yep, Roger Craig Smith totally wowed me in Lost World, it's his best Sonic performance yet and he's my favorite voice for the Blue Blur as of now. I've finally gotten used to his deeper voice for the character which is a surprisingly good fit. Sorry Griffith... I still miss you as Sonic for your fantastic performances from Secret Rings all the way to your Black Knight departure, but you've been topped.
IceElvenPrincess
said at 9:01 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Ryan Drummond once again gets my vote. he's my no. 1 favorite and 2nd fave goes to Griffith. all the others don't really fit. I saw Wreck-It-Ralph last year with my best friends and I loved that movie.
AMT
said at 5:22 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
Roger's Sonic in Lost Worlds, in my opinion, was his weakest performance, his line delivery was just way too hammy, and was not very believable. Kinda like a youtube parody dub
SalaComMander
said at 8:29 AM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@AMT

I'd hate to break it to you, but he's kinda been like that since the beginning.

I think that's mostly the writers. I don't think any of the other actors could even pull off what the writers have done to Sonic, so I guess in a way, Roger's great at the role. It's just that the role itself has changed too much since the writer change.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 10:09 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@SalaComMander & @AMT
I respectfully disagree, I think Lost World is Roger's best performance yet!
Ross123
said at 12:46 PM on Sun Nov 10 2013
@AMT I knew it, Roger couldn't do a good Sonic no matter how hard he tries. Well that means I don't even need to get the game (I will get the game anyway) & listen to his performance.
AMT
said at 8:16 PM on Tue Nov 12 2013
@SalaComMander True. The writing is becoming very atrocious, and as a result, hinders the actors' performances.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:03 AM on Wed Nov 13 2013
@AMT Honestly, the writing in Sonic games has never been particularly good. It's always been on the cheesy side of things. At least now, the series doesn't take itself so seriously and revels in its own inherent cheese.
Torak
said at 9:36 AM on Sat Nov 16 2013
@AMT 100% Agree :-)
Ross123
said at 11:57 AM on Mon Nov 18 2013
@AMT Ooh, disagree on the writing part as most of the Sonic games to me feel pretty much the same. Like NCZ said, the writing is not brilliant. Well at least I find the games enjoyable despite the story lines. I'm still with you on Roger's performance though so there's no need to go full headon at me.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:42 PM on Mon Nov 18 2013
@Ross123 Yeah, the appeal of the Sonic games is their fun gameplay and lighthearted, whimsical atmosphere. If anyone's playing Sonic for dramatic, thought-provoking, award-winning writing or storylines, they're playing the wrong series. After all, the series' target audience is 6 to 12 year-old children.

Adventure 2 came closest when it came to having a legitimately good, somewhat-dark storyline (although it still had plenty of corny moments), but part of what made '06 (and Shadow too, I suppose, but the latter had strong gameplay to make up for it) the disaster it was, was that the storyline took itself so seriously and replaced all the charmingly-corny fun of the series with melodrama played completely straight. IMO the Archie comics also suffered the same fate.

Ken Pontac and Warren Graff's new, humourous direction for Sonic is approved by me because it captures the lightheartedness, charm, and sense of fun that made the games great to begin with, not to mention that a lot of their humour is legitimately funny.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:57 PM on Mon Nov 18 2013
Addendum: By no means am I implying that a series meant for children can't have good writing. However, since Sonic is designed to appeal to children, the writing will of course reflect things that appeal to the target audience. As they've managed to do so and obtain plenty of adult/teenage fans, that means that the writing is successful.

The bottom line is Sega won't appeal exclusively to the minority of teenage/young adult fans who want super-dramatic writing if that means alienating everyone else (which it has in the past), but they're not going to "dumb down" the franchise either and give up on more mature demographics. Their goal is to find the perfect balance between fans young and old, and in doing so, having a dramatic storyline is proven to not be a priority as previous attempts have been received negatively by many fans.
Truesonic
said at 8:12 PM on Sat Dec 14 2013
@NCZ

I actually thought the writing in the storybooks games were spot on! I absolutely loved Sonic's personality, and the writing felt like a good mixture of serious stuff and small light heartedness which is good to balance. It's one of the reasons why I would welcome another storybook game with the writers for those games with wide arms. Mainly because the story and characterization was so great! :)

Or if there was to be another game with the story and setting storybook-like but also with the gameplay akin to the main 3D titles then that would also be a very interesting combo.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:18 PM on Sat Dec 14 2013
@Truesonic Yeah, the storybook games were pretty well-written, come to think of it. The dialogue between Sonic and Shahra in Secret Rings was really memorable. A shame there probably won't be another one. It was a nice little sub-series and alternative to the main games.
Anon
said at 3:50 PM on Wed Nov 6 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
"Shut up, Meg."

"I don't know what this Meg is, but it sounds disappointing..."

said at 3:59 AM on Tue Nov 5 2013
Meg inglima really shined as sonic I'm really surprised they didn't use her in Any future games..(being sarcastic) lol no I really liked Jason Griffith as in unleashed he was the perfect voice for sonic but the only thing was it took Him 7 years too perfect the role! I really like Rodger too as he just jumped in the role and he really gives sonic that cocky side that Jason sometimes lacked!
Blaze
said at 4:32 PM on Mon Nov 4 2013
Ryan and Jason are good.
I don't hate Roger Craig Smith compared to other new voices but he doesn't really sound like that cocky,cool hedgehog we know.But I did like him in Sonic Generations.
Zekewars010
said at 7:29 AM on Wed Oct 30 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
1. Smith

2. Griffith

3. Drummond

4. White

5. Vincent

6. Burke

7. Inglima
TrueMyriad
said at 6:30 PM on Tue Oct 22 2013
 6 Shout Outs! [?]
I love how we can all agree on how much we don't like Meg Inglima's Sonic voice.
Adjeras
said at 5:39 AM on Sun Oct 20 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Jaleel White: Good for the time, butfar out of my league.
Martin Burke: Rather annoying.
Meg Inglima: No comment.
Ryan Drummond: Overrated. It sounded like he was shouting into the mic. Also, he showed very little emotion.
Jason Griffith: Underrated. He was calm and he delivered emotion very well.
Roger Craig Smith: Better than what people make him out to be.
My vote goes to Griffith.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 3:22 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
@Adjeras Jason is underrated in what way? His lead was monstrously large until Roger started climbing up the poll.
Adjeras
said at 4:06 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
@Nightmare Crusher I meant beforehand.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:13 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
@Adjeras Beforehand? I don't see how that explains my question or where it fits in with what you're saying.
Adjeras
said at 4:16 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
@Nightmare Crusher On second thought, forget it.
Silvala
said at 12:45 AM on Sun Oct 20 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Top and best Sonic voice actors in my opinion: 1. Ryan Drummond
2. Jason Griffith
3. Martin Burke
4. Roger Smith
5. Jaleel White
6. Samuel Vincent
7. Meg
TrueMyriad
said at 5:05 PM on Fri Oct 18 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
After hearing Sonic Lost World's clips, I can say that Roger Craig Smith perfected the voice of Sonic.
Lion's Edge
said at 5:15 PM on Mon Oct 14 2013
 7 Shout Outs! [?]
...I am not going to touch on Meg Inglima... -_-

But Roger Craig Smith takes this for me, followed closely by Ryan Drummond and Jason Griffith. All three of them did a MAGNIFICENT job each as Sonic... but Roger Craig Smith has had better direction, his voice his that perfect mix of cocky teenager and courageous hero, he doesn't sound too young nor (as some seem to say) too old, and he really does sound NATURAL in the role, like he is enjoying every second of it. Props to you Roger. Props to you...

Also, a bit off-topic, but I think Josh Keaton (Spider-Man, Wally West/Flash, Hal Jordan) could also make a good Sonic.
chaosincarnate
said at 3:53 PM on Sun Oct 13 2013
Meg makes Samuel Vincent as Sonic look amazing, but I voted for her anyway.
Ross123
said at 10:45 AM on Tue Oct 15 2013
@chaosincarnate no offence or anything but Meg? Really???
chaosincarnate
said at 3:18 PM on Tue Oct 15 2013
@Ross123 Of course she is nowhere near my favorite, but I just had to vote for her.
Ross123
said at 3:41 AM on Wed Oct 16 2013
@chaosincarnate why vote for some1 you don't like? It seems nuts really.
chaosincarnate
said at 3:52 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
@Ross123 That's the point :D
Ross123
said at 4:31 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
@chaosincarnate Oh, got u now.
austinslashlavaboy
said at 8:29 PM on Fri Dec 6 2013
@Ross123 what do you mean?
Ross123
said at 3:18 PM on Sat Dec 7 2013
@austinslashlavaboy I now see what chaosincarnate was meaning by voting for Meg.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 4:19 PM on Sun Dec 8 2013
@Ross123 I don't. At all.
Ross123
said at 8:51 AM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@DreamMaster08X I didn't at start but I know now. He voted for her because she was the worst Sonic voice and felt that he had to vote her. Something along those lines anyway.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 9:27 AM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@Ross123 It makes sense, but at the same time, it doesn't. Don't try to explain any further, because I know exactly what you're getting across, and I understand that.
Ross123
said at 9:29 AM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@DreamMaster08X I wasn't planning on explaining it any further anyway but as long as you understand it, that's fine.
LordofEvil96
said at 2:30 PM on Sun Oct 13 2013
My thoughts on this one
Jaleel White: While I haven't seen much of the 90's Sonic cartoons he does sound pretty good, not the best, but he is very good.
Jason Griffith: I hated him when I first heard him, but I have to admit, he improved vastly in Super Smash Bros Brawl. I'm kind of saddened though by how most of the Sonic fanbase hates him though.
Martin Burke: He sounds WAY too campy and snobbish.
Ryan Drummond: The Sonic voice I grew up with. He bought a lot of great energy to the character, although I don't think this clip does him enough justice, the game where he really shined was Sonic Heroes, but it's a pretty solid voice.
Samuel Vincent: OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT?! IT MAKES THE MUSIC OF THIS GENERATION SOUND BEARABLE.
Roger Craig Smith: WhileI haven't played much of the more recent Sonic games but he gets it just right. He doesn't sound too kidish or too adultish. And plus it sounds like he's having a blast as the character.
Meg Inglima: Are... Are my? Yes, yes they are! My ears are bleeding now, thanks a lot Meg!
chaosincarnate
said at 12:40 PM on Sat Oct 12 2013
As much as I love Griffith's portrayal of Sonic, I might just change my vote to Roger Craig Smith after I see the cutscenes for Lost World. I always associate Griffith with the character, but Roger can definitely act his lines without never sounding awkward, and his deep voice is actually pretty cool.
Aussieroth
said at 6:29 PM on Sat Oct 12 2013
@chaosincarnate Yet you have to admit, Jason is better suited... plus, Jason always had the bad end of the stick, he was always working witha a mediocre director. Roger works with one of the Greatest Voice Directors of all time: Jack Fletcher.

If Jason had Jack for his VD, he's probably would've dominated from the beginning rather than his last few games.
chaosincarnate
said at 8:41 PM on Sat Oct 12 2013
@Aussieroth I think Roger and Ryan are equally suited with Sonic as much as Jason is, but they all feel very different.
Aussieroth
said at 3:43 AM on Sun Oct 13 2013
@chaosincarnate Indeed, though I still stand by Jason.

Plus... Jason literally had the worst, both in terms of direction AND treatment from the fans. GOD ALMIGHTY how I can't stand the Sonic fanbase sometimes! Seriously, who the hell sends death threats about not meeting expectations on voicing a character!? WHO DOES THAT!? I think George Newbern is weak as hell as Sephiroth but I don't send him mail saying "IMPROVE OR DIE!!!"


....................................................... I have no idea where that came from :|
chaosincarnate
said at 12:28 PM on Sun Oct 13 2013
@Aussieroth I know, it's hilarious looking at old Sonic topics from years ago all over the internet when Griffith got the role. It's true he started out pretty badly, but acting like voice acting mattered more than the games and giving death threats is taking it too far. I definitely do think Griffith fits the 15 year old aspect of Sonic perfectly, and it's amazing that his career as Sonic took a complete U-turn by the time he left, I was sorry to see him go as that was the voice I grew up with. But hey, it is nice to see what other actors have to offer too, which is why Roger Craig Smith has grown on me.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:00 PM on Sun Oct 13 2013
@Aussieroth The thing that prevents Jason from being my favourite is that even in his last games, his voice sounded too calm. I always think of Sonic as someone who is cool in the sense that he's wild, carefree, a bit reckless and impatient, but of course heroic on the inside. I know that in that sense, it comes down to how one prefers to interpret the character, but for me, I think Ryan and Roger were better at capturing the energy and enthusiasm that is innate for a superfast, superheroic hedgehog.
Aussieroth
said at 4:23 PM on Mon Oct 14 2013
@chaosincarnate Indeed, and Roger is pretty good, it's just that Sonic is supposed to be 18 or there abouts, and Jason and Ryan suit that perfectly, where I see Roger as Sonic in his late 20's early 30's. I think that jason still had the right energy and all that but I see where you're coming from.

God I love this forum, the BTVA folk actually want to converse and analyze rather than argue XD

Also: Here's a bit of trivia. Sega are back stabbing bastards. Did you kjnow that before Roger was cast, RYAN DRUMMOND was approached to take the role once more? They said he could have it if he gave up his guild card. That would mean they would pay less and Ryan would have more trouble finding work, so he told them to bugger off. Now Ironically, Roger is a bit more expensive and the VD is Jack Fletcher whose directing skills are in the same league as Christopher Nolan. He don't come cheap XD
Aussieroth
said at 4:26 PM on Mon Oct 14 2013
@NCZ Everything you just said about Ryan and Roger is exactly how I feel about Jason... Fascinating isn't it?
HyperVoiceActing
said at 6:21 AM on Mon Oct 21 2013
@Aussieroth - Actually I think Sega are trying to make Sonic the same age as his franchise (as of my typing, 22)
LJ7117
said at 4:39 PM on Fri Oct 11 2013
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Posted an opinion regarding the Sonic VA's some time back, with Ryan Drummond in first and Martin Burke in last. Now let's see how this new take goes.

(after listening to it) My...god....someone call Martin Burke. Tell him he's been out-sucked
Ross123
said at 11:37 AM on Fri Oct 11 2013
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Sean Marquette would make a good Sonic if Sega ever consider him.
Ghosty404
said at 7:56 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
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Congratulations Meg, you made Samuel Vincent sound better in comparison.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 4:05 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
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For me, Jaleel White is the best Sonic. I love how funny and goofy his take on the character was, even though most don't. lol.

Jason Griffith really sucked when he started out to say the least, but he grew into the role and really became great towards the end of his tenure. He's my second favorite.

Ryan Drummond was great and I think he showed a remarkable potential to nail all of Sonic's emotions.

Rodger Craig Smith is great as well.

Meg Inglima is by far the worst. xD.
Ross123
said at 9:38 AM on Wed Oct 9 2013
WHAT??? Sonic voiced by a female? Sega must have been high that year.

Pretty soon we'll have a female Eggman voice or a male Amy voice.

But anyway Meg sucks really badly.
HienFan
said at 9:19 AM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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Arg Meg... easily the worst even Jaleel in the cartoon days is better

Looks like Roger is going up more and more.

Not too fond of his take too old and surfer like

Ryan and Jason will always be the best for me
Fulgore2005
said at 4:48 AM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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Alright, who's the nutjob that voted for Meg?!
Metabad
said at 6:11 AM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@Fulgore2005 Okay I confess, it was me.

Nah just kidding.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 3:06 AM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@Metabad Hahahahaha.
Well played, Mr. Metabad, my good sir! Well played.
pete
said at 1:12 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@Fulgore2005 My bad. I partied a little too much then logged on here. Gotcha.
chaosincarnate
said at 9:45 PM on Fri Oct 11 2013
@Fulgore2005 Not sure, but I just did to "please" you >:)
Fulgore2005
said at 3:45 AM on Sun Oct 13 2013
@Fulgore2005 Don't worry. I know who voted for Meg. Have no intention of whistle-blowing him though.
pokemastanumba1
said at 7:20 PM on Mon Oct 14 2013
@Fulgore2005 Well, now she has more than one vote...though there's almost always going to be an "odd man out" with voice compares.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 9:47 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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1. Jaleel White (Most iconic sounding voice for an iconic character, particularly old school Sonic)
2. Jason Griffith (Really grew into the role and sounds perfect for modern Sonic)
3. Sam Vincent (Great singing voice and has potential)
4. Ryan Drummond (Was a very decent take)
5. Roger Craig Smith (Could work with better voice direction like his bit part in Wreck-It Ralph, but not in that clip)
6. Martin Burke (Sounds more like Evil Sonic)
7. Meg Inglima (AWFUL AND MISCAST!)
OldSchoolFTW
said at 4:02 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus
My favorites are Jaleel White, Ryan Drummond, and Jason Griffith. Of them, I feel the best was the classic take on things by Jaleel White.
Torak
said at 9:00 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
Try saying Jason Griffith sucks now haters! :-P

P.s. SONIC IS NOT A WOMAN! :/
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:41 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
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Meg isn't horrible as a voice but it definitely is not a Sonic voice
VctrBnsn
said at 7:42 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
 6 Shout Outs! [?]
Wow Meg, just, wow.
pete
said at 7:06 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
Don't really have a problem with Meg honestly. Reminds me of Jaleel a bit.
pete
said at 12:10 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
@pete Scratch except for the Jaleel part.
DravenRoth994
said at 7:01 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
Wait hang on, it's Keiko Utoku, my bad.
DravenRoth994
said at 6:58 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
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........And people are hating on Roger? i know it's meant for kids but Meg is easily the worst one here. She makes Martin (though I do kind of like him in a way) and Jason (pre Unleashed) seem oscar worthy. I know there is another woman who played him, Takeshi Kusao. She had only 3 lines, but they were still better than THIS!! Of course, I know she won't be added cause she's Japanese.
skeletonking1234
said at 6:56 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
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my GAWD! Meg makes martin Burke look like Mark Hamills Joker.
coolgeek176
said at 5:35 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
 9 Shout Outs! [?]
Meg is horrible. She is the worst Sonic voice.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:14 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
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NO! I do not want to play in your schoolhouse! I can't believe such a thing even exists. This Meg Inglima person is definitely one of the worst Sonic voices, if not the worst.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:16 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@Nightmare Crusher http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhaPrXk3Mkw
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:21 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@NCZ ...
HyperVoiceActing
said at 11:29 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
@Nightmare Crusher - And yet BalenaProductions would STILL prefer Megan to Roger Craig Smith
Metabad
said at 6:11 AM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@HyperVoiceActing Wow.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 8:34 AM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@Metabad - Well considering how he hates Roger's Sonic voice with the seething passion of a hundred suns and a thousand toasters, it wouldn't surprise me
pokemastanumba1
said at 7:08 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@HyperVoiceActing Who's he?
Fulgore2005
said at 6:56 AM on Wed Oct 9 2013
@NCZ 2 people on GameFAQs gave that a 10/10 rating.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 11:47 AM on Wed Oct 9 2013
@pokemastanumba1 - Popular YouTube voice actor and GMod movie maker. Likes to put Sonic in movies like Jaws and Jurrasic Park (the latter which as of me typing hasn't been released yet) and is one of the two people that hate Colors with a seething passion
pokemastanumba1
said at 6:49 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
@HyperVoiceActing Well, it just goes to show you that the Internet isn't always a safe and welcoming environment...hopefully RCS hasn't seen his channel (let alone read the comments on any video of Sonic Colors).
HyperVoiceActing
said at 7:38 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
@pokemastanumba1 - I think he's aware of the haters and doesn't get bothered by them. Heck, he's aware of the Alton Towers haters and even makes fun of it
HyperVoiceActing
said at 8:53 PM on Sat Sep 28 2013
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Also, I don't see why Jason is the one with the most votes. Even after his improvements in Black Knight I still consider him one of the more bland Sonics
Aussieroth
said at 9:16 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
@HyperVoiceActing I dunno, I heard his work in his last games and Brawl... holy hell. As I said to Soliderkei though, he had everything against him and was still trying to work with what he got.

Not to mention his voice is the best fit. Ryan, though great a little too nasal, Roger... though brilliantly performed, too old/mature sounding. Jason had the perfect balance.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 12:50 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@Aussieroth - Funny, I never heard a nasal-y sound with Ryan. And I don't find it too odd for them to make Sonic sound older. He has to age eventually.

Also I don't know if I'd count Brawl as one of his better perfomances

"YOU'RE TOO SLOW!"
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:40 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@HyperVoiceActing NOW I'LL SHOW YOU!
Metabad
said at 8:11 AM on Wed Oct 2 2013
@Aussieroth Honestly, I always felt Jason was nasally when it came to voicing Sonic and I agree with HyperVoiceActing as far as Ryan goes, he never sounded nasally to me even at his worst.

In fact, the nasally sound was pretty much my only problem with Jason in the long run, even when he got better I still heard that in his voice and it always really just bothered me.

As for Brawl, I'd just consider him "so bad he was good" there, still bad but at least somewhat enjoyable. However I will admit that he did get better in Unleashed and Black Knight, so I will give you that. Still as far as personal preferences go, he was never my ideal choice for Sonic.
Aussieroth
said at 4:23 PM on Wed Oct 2 2013
@Metabad Same here really... yet he started off as the worst... pretty much left as the Champion. He suited Sonic perfectly. Nasally... not that much really, plus that slight husk was a great touch.

Plus, the director was a lot more at fault than anyone else. Seriously, that guy made Dan Green weak as Knuckles at one stage.

Roger... he got the best end. Though Sega was trying to hold on to their precious money, they got him and voice Director Jack Fletcher in charge. XD
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:20 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
@HyperVoiceActing Technically, if it helps any, even though Jason Griffith has the most votes, there are 220 people who didn't vote for him. Take that as you will.
Soldierkei
said at 11:45 AM on Fri Sep 27 2013
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Jason got better in Sonic and the Black Knight, I think that was the only time I felt he was really being Sonic. That might have to do with the writing and directing, but eh. Is what it is.
Aussieroth
said at 9:14 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
@Soldierkei Jason was awesome in his final days... and yeah, it was the direction (and writing in some parts) that was heavily against him. Yet you can tell he wanted to get better at it, to the point where his voice was not only perfect but so was his portrayal, and just when he finally got the role down: Sega were evil ****wits and wanted to try and get other people in with less pay... which is ironic because Roger Craig Smith is in high demand and they now have Jack Fletcher as their VD... Jack freaking Fletcher, the Christopher Nolan of voice directors. Half of the Ghibli english dubs, Final Fantasy 10, 10-2, 12 and 13 and Spawn... So Roger gets the best end of the stick where as Jason had to fight against the worst.
Soldierkei
said at 11:44 AM on Fri Sep 27 2013
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Eh this is always the hardest call.
1. Roger Craig Smith
2. Jaleel White
3. Ryan Drummond

Not in any particular order, I just think these 3 captured the spirit of Sonic more than anyone.
skeletonking1234
said at 8:56 PM on Fri Sep 13 2013
my quick ranking for my favorites
1. Roger Craig Smith
2. Jaleel White
3. Jason Griffith
4. Martin Burke
5. Ryan Drummond
6. Sam Vincent
HyperVoiceActing
said at 11:56 AM on Wed Sep 11 2013
I'm only going to compare the voices from the games.

Obviously everyone loves Ryan Drummond (with good reason mind you) and Roger Craig Smith has been getting a LOT of flack but I think Roger deserves a chance. It's not like anyone's gonna get the voice right off the bat. And I think Roger could very well be the best Sonic once he finds his groove. As he is now I like him but I do think he could polish the performance a bit
Spike
said at 12:40 AM on Mon Sep 9 2013
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I think Ryan and Jaleel are the best sonic's!
E_Granderson37
said at 3:12 PM on Sat Aug 31 2013
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Roger Has shown Sonic his true colors I Think Roger is The Best
sosoubi
said at 1:23 PM on Fri Aug 30 2013
Jaleel White, nostalgia or no.. I think he's the best
but I adore RCS and I think he does a badass older sonic
Mrguy22594
said at 7:34 PM on Thu Aug 15 2013
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My personal ranking for Sonic from best to worst:
1. Roger Craig Smith
2. Ryan Drummond
3. Martin Burke
4. Jaleel White
5. Jason Griffith
Aimanfire
said at 9:54 PM on Tue Aug 13 2013
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A bunch of us are going through a interesting dilemma, or at least i am.

The fact that Jason Griffith was around for so long, makes any other voice pale in comparison. this happened when he took over for Drummond as well.

All i will say is: if smith doesn't improve after lost world..... i will want an acting switch.
Zekewars010
said at 7:06 AM on Tue Aug 13 2013
I love Griffith, but Smith takes the cake for me.
TrueMyriad
said at 10:44 AM on Sun Aug 4 2013
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Jason Griffith is the best voice of Sonic by far. Rodger Craig Smith and Ryan Drummond are tied for 2nd place.
Jaleel White is excellent as a young Sonic.
Ross123
said at 7:09 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
Jason the best for me.

Rodger is 1 of the worst voices for Sonic, Ryan should've just taken it back when offered.

Jaleel is pretty good cause he makes Sonic all cool.

Martin is ok.

Samuel does singing so he doesn't really count.
Aimanfire
said at 7:55 AM on Wed Aug 14 2013
@Ross123 Ryan would have taken it back, but sega didn't offer it to him. they're pretty stubborn about it.
chaosincarnate
said at 10:25 AM on Sat Aug 17 2013
@Aimanfire No, they did offer it to him, but he would have to leave his work union, so he obviously declined.
Ross123
said at 1:18 PM on Sun Sep 22 2013
thanks for correcting @Aimanfire for me I was gonna do it myself but never got round to it.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 4:30 PM on Sun Sep 29 2013
@Ross123 NCZ told me this about Ryan Drummond, "You're being unrealistic. If Ryan came back to voice Sonic, he would have been forced to leave his actors' union, which would seriously limit the amount of work he can do (not to mention, I'd imagine it'd be very difficult to re-enter the union if you've already left). It would be extremely unrealistic for him to sacrifice an ocean of potential work just to return to a character he last voiced almost ten years ago. He loved doing Sonic, but if you're actually expecting anyone but Roger (who is, as I said, under contract as Sonic's voice) to do the voice, you're not thinking very realistically. Roger is Sonic's voice actor for the time being. Accept it and move on." I agree with you personally, but just think about what he told me.
Ross123
said at 9:16 AM on Mon Sep 30 2013
@Mephilesthelight358 I understand Ryan would have to leave his actors' union if he returned to the role but ever since Sega replaced him (which I think wasn't fair) he hasn't been doing a lot. Most of the roles he's landed in are either small or guest. I know it's not realistic for him to just come back but I personally think it would have been a wise option cause leading actors get more credit.
Shiny Raticate
said at 1:46 AM on Fri Jul 12 2013
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What I've learned about Sonic VAs that portray him in the video games is that they've voiced him in some other media... sort of.
Ryan was a whole new voice for Sonic in the video games, so he was able to make his mark easily, and the fans came to love him.
Jason had a HUGE role to fill, and while he was familiar with the role of Sonic from Sonic X, he was really goofy and cheesy in Sonic Riders 1 and Shadow the Hedgehog, but was able to tone down the over-acting in Sonic 06, and he became stellar from there on out.
Roger did Sonic from the Spin Dash Sonic roller coaster (I forget where it was), and while I was a little wary at first, I learned my lesson from when Jason first became Sonic, gave him a chance, and warmed up to his portrayal as Sonic.
In terms of the Sonics that have been animated, Jaleel White easily takes the cake, but I absolutely adore Martin Burke's version as well, for some reason. It's just really distinct, and it captures the more snide personality of Sonic (Oh yes, it exists).

All in all, I like every Sonic voice actor, and if they were to hire another one, I bet Sean Schemmel would make a great Sonic.
DampOwl
said at 12:47 PM on Wed Jul 10 2013
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Jaleel White: Makes for a good young Sonic. Suits him in the TV series, but I can't imagine him voicing the games. But he does a good job nonetheless.

Jason Griffith: Really good, probably my favourite.

Martin Burke: Not fond of his performance really.

Ryan Drummond: Also does a great job. I think the voice is good but his acting could use a little work.

Samuel Vincent: No.

Roger Craig Smith: Does a very good job. Kinda the reverse of Ryan for me; his voice is a little too mature for Sonic but his delivery is great.

Overall, I'd say I prefer Jason, with Roger and Ryan tying for second. If Ryan was a better actor and/or if Roger had a different voice, I think all 3 would be tied for the best.
Metabad
said at 6:25 PM on Wed Jul 10 2013
@DampOwl From what I understand, I think it was the direction that made Ryan sound a bit off at times, I felt he had a great voice too and he's a great actor for sure, but the bad direction was apparent especially in Heroes and in the first Sonic Adventure he was just starting out, although it might've been the direction there too...hard to say, really.
Maron
said at 10:18 PM on Mon Jul 22 2013
@Metabad It was definitely the voice direction, Ryan himself is actually a really good VA but even if you liked his Sonic oice you could barely tell from the games. He's even commented on the lackluster voice direction Lani Minella (also the original VA of Rouge) gave him in those days...Fortuneately SEGA's voice direction standards are much higher now than back then.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 11:54 AM on Wed Sep 11 2013
@Maron Some would argue at the cost of less than great voice actors, but I rather like the new actors (except for Amy and Vector)
Aimanfire
said at 6:29 PM on Tue Jul 9 2013
for the TV shows/movies, i liked jaleel (as sonic was very goofy) and martin Burke just for the nostalgia factor.

For the games, i felt that these guys were all good, although Roger needs some more time on the stage before i can come to totally appreciate him. otherwise, bring back Jason.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:07 PM on Mon Jul 8 2013
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I'm voting for Jaleel White. I feel the others aren't as unique as they all lack the fun and youthful tone Jaleel had.

The others (excluding Martin Burke, but his laughably bad, it reminds me of this http://youtu.be/eV6664NVtoQ) all make him sound quite a bit older, and I don't think that works as well.

While Jason, Ryan, and Roger do a good job overall, Jaleel is by far the most unique, IMO. If I had to pick one of the older sounding renditions, I'd go with Roger Craig Smith, as I feel he's the least obnoxious of the three older voices.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:11 PM on Mon Jul 8 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy "excluding Martin Burke, but his acting was laughably bad"
Torak
said at 9:53 AM on Thu Jun 20 2013
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Just heard Griffith's "Infamous" laughter from Sonic 06... o_O... changing my vote to Jaleel White. :/

...just watch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W35d-tKx85A
MilanTheVillain01
said at 7:28 AM on Thu Jul 4 2013
@Torak Yeeeeeahhhhhhhh, please don't remind me of that....

Oh well, hence why I prefer Roger Craig Smith.
chaosincarnate
said at 8:09 PM on Wed Jun 19 2013
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The next time the Sonic voice cast is replaced, I want either James Arnold Taylor or Josh Keaton to voice Sonic.
Torak
said at 9:46 AM on Thu Jun 20 2013
@chaosincarnate Oh Hell yeah! Both would make AWESOME Sonic voices! Particularly Josh Keaton :)
WWEFAN12ization
said at 3:19 PM on Mon Jul 29 2013
@chaosincarnate James Arnold Taylor would make an awesome sonic.
Mrguy22594
said at 8:06 PM on Wed Jul 31 2013
@WWEFAN12ization I direct you to Tidus' laugh in Final Fantasy X.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 10:14 PM on Wed Jul 31 2013
@Mrguy22594 What's that supposed to mean?
Mrguy22594
said at 10:51 PM on Wed Jul 31 2013
@WWEFAN12ization http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H47ow4_Cmk0 Just watch and you'll see what I mean.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 11:04 PM on Wed Jul 31 2013
@Mrguy22594 So based on that awful laugh, you're say James Arnold Taylor would make a terrible Sonic?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:15 AM on Thu Aug 1 2013
@Mrguy22594 That is taken completely out of context and is deliberately meant to sound awful. The whole point of that scene is that Tidus's laughter is obviously fake and a hollow attempt at him cheering himself up. At the end of the scene, he laughs for real and it is very convincing. And even then, that one scene shouldn't discredit all the 10+ years of work JAT has done since then, or even his acting within the game itself...
Mrguy22594
said at 8:08 AM on Fri Aug 2 2013
@NCZ I like James Arnold Taylor in his other works but I just don't want another character sounding like his take on Tidus. If he sounded more like his take on Leonardo sure, but this would most likely be the voice that he would use if he were to voice Sonic which needless to say kind of sucks. Also I don't like the fake laugh at all and just made him sound even more depressing than he should.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 5:32 PM on Wed Jun 19 2013
So what I'm saying about Jaleel is even though Classic Sonic had no voice actor in Generations, if he had an actor, it should be mostly Jaleel, but maybe Ryan.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 5:29 PM on Wed Jun 19 2013
I'd say Roger be better going back at being Ezio for Assasin's Creed, Jason for Jet, and Ryan for Sonic. All of them voice the specific character I listed perfectly. Those mr. Cheap Guys at SEGA should make the next Sonic game good so they can get Ryan back as Sonic and David as Shadow.(David was offered the role for Shadow for Generations, but he refused it since Ryan wasn't doing Sonic, because they're best friends) My voice rankings for the video game actors are
1. Ryan Drummond
2. Roger/Jason
I don't really pay attention to the animes, but from the voice clips, Jaleel did the best at Sonic.
Mrguy22594
said at 3:21 PM on Mon Jun 17 2013
My opinions on video game Sonics.
Ryan Drummond: Somewhat fun and cheesy to very memorable.
Jason Griffith: Unbearably annoying to Mildly annoying.
Roger Craig Smith: A somewhat April Fools Joke to My all time favorite Sonic.
pokemastanumba1
said at 8:46 PM on Thu Jun 13 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
I guess I should contribute my full viewpoint and opinion, even though I don't care for Sonic very much. *gets pelted by rocks*

#1 Jaleel White
I don't understand why he isn't in the lead, he fits Sonic to a T (at least the classic one; I dunno about the modern one, but I don't care for him regardless). He's very entertaining to listen to, and captures Sonic's wisecracking personality flawlessly. I really wish he'd voice Sonic in a video game, I'm sure he'll do very well. However, it's one of the best performances in the 90s Sonic cartoons nonetheless, and a prime example of Jaleel's voice-over work.

#2 Ryan Drummond
He has a great voice for modern Sonic. His acting kinda sucks, though that's probably the voice director's fault. Still, I do think he could've toned down his line readings at least a bit. I mean, that last line of his in Sonic Heroes was by far one of the most cliché things I've ever heard in a video game. -.-' Regardless, he did pretty well with what he had to work with, and I'm sure he'll improve if given the chance (which is highly unlikely, but that's beside the point).

#3 Roger Craig Smith
Back when I first heard he was cast as Sonic, I thought it was nothing more than an April Fool's joke, only for me to realize that it wasn't the time of year. I mean, how the heck can one man be the voice of Sonic, Chris Redfield, and Ezio? o.0 But after playing Free Riders, I'm actually quite impressed with Roger. I like how he brings together a lot of the pros with the other VAs, and makes the voice his own, even if he does sound a tad mature for the role. Speaking of which, he'd be perfect if Sonic was a few years older (I don't know why Sonic hasn't aged at all in Generations, but I digress). He's still pretty decent regardless, and his Sonic is a great showcase of Roger's vocal versatility (quite the understatement in this case).

#4 Jason Griffith
Even though 4Kids has actually done quite a few good anime/video game dubs, Sonic wasn't one of them, and Jason is no exception. Back when he first started voicing Sonic, he was much worse than Ryan or Roger, and quite frankly, he hasn't improved very much at all since then. He just lacks the certain energy Jaleel and Ryan brought to the character. Jason's Sonic just sounds uninspired, too forced, too hollow, and not nearly as likable until Unleashed and the Black Knight came around. *runs for cover from an angry mob of diehard Sonic fans*

#5 Samuel Vincent
Eh, he's not that bad. His voice is a bit weird and quite scratchy, and he doesn't even sound anything like Jaleel. By its own merits though, it's not terrible. As with Ryan, I'm sure he'd do much better if given another chance, with proper direction of course.

#6 Martin Burke
He's pretty much the opposite of what the character is supposed to sound like: nerdy, cheesy, and waaaaay over-the-top; heck, his acting makes Ryan's and Jason's sound good. :-/ Though, I have to at least acknowledge him for the "Strange, isn't it?" meme. XD
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 9:25 AM on Sat Sep 28 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Agreed about Jaleel White. Alot of people want Sonic to sound "cool" that they sort of forget he was originally designed as very cartoonish. The other voices are fine for the modern Sonic, but would not work with the old design. That'd be like hearing a deep voice coming out of Mickey Mouse or Bugs Bunny.
pokemastanumba1
said at 6:39 PM on Fri Oct 11 2013
#7 Meg Inglima
What SpongeBat1 said. :-P
vchristopher
said at 5:27 AM on Thu Jun 13 2013
oh Jaleel White was Urkel in Family Matters but I never thought of him being Sonic O.O
vchristopher
said at 5:23 AM on Thu Jun 13 2013
ERKEL WAS SONIC!!!!!!!!!!!
Mrguy22594
said at 6:39 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Thanks to Roger Craig Smith Sonic can add being Batman to his resume.
SpongeBat1
said at 11:25 AM on Tue Jun 11 2013
To be honest, I like Ryan Drummond, Jason Griffith, and Roger Craig Smith all equally, mainly because they mostly sound the same (though Roger does sound noticeably deeper). However, I think Roger's approach is the most natural.
chaosincarnate
said at 8:35 PM on Fri Jun 7 2013
My Ranking, from Worst to Best:

Samuel Vincent: He doesn't have any acting material to work with, and I'm not fond of his singing voice. He's a great actor, and it's a bit unfair to compare a singer to several actors, but I still view him as the worst.

Martin Burke: He doesn't fit the role of Sonic to me at all. I don't enjoy hearing Sonic as a douche, and the voice is far to nasally. All that said, I find his angry voice as Sonic hilarious.

Jaleel White: Not Bad. He fits the 90's, Classic Sonic a lot. I haven't heard much of him, and I'm more attached to the game actors, but he did a decent job.

Ryan Drummond: I was torn between him and Roger Craig Smith, but I came to the conclusion that he's slightly worse. His voice for Sonic was perfect. He sounds like a hip, fun loving teenager, and that's who Sonic is. However, his acting in sa1 and Heroes, and to an extent, Sa2, brought him down a bit. I don't think it's all his fault, as he had to work with some pretty odd lines at times,but that's where he ranks with me.

Roger Craig Smith: Roger's performance is a bit of a mixed bag. I think he had a much better start than Drummond or Griffith, as his lines were acted pretty well. However, his voice is a bit too deep for the character, and is not really how I imagine the character to sound.

Jason Griffith: I know, I know. He started out bad, especially in Shadow the Hedgehog and 06, mainly because his acting felt forced and unreal. He started to improve in Secret Rings, and by the time I heard him in Black Knight, he was just about close to perfect. He handled sonic's heroic and wisecracking personality impeccably, and Sonic sounds like a youthful 15 year old. Easily my favorite Sonic voice actor.
chaosincarnate
said at 7:15 PM on Fri Jun 7 2013
Why exactly was my comment deleted?
Mephilesthelight358
said at 3:26 PM on Sat Jun 8 2013
@chaosincarnate What do you mean?
chaosincarnate
said at 3:41 PM on Sat Jun 8 2013
@Mephilesthelight358 my comment was deleted earlier for sounding offensive with the whole sam vincent ranking. I insulted his singing voice.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 3:53 PM on Sat Jun 8 2013
@chaosincarnate Maybe because the moderator hates people who hate the singing voice of Vincent.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 2:50 PM on Thu Jun 6 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
For some reason I think Benjamin Diskin should be voice Sonic.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 2:51 PM on Thu Jun 6 2013
@WWEFAN12ization "should voice Sonic."
WWEFAN12ization
said at 2:04 PM on Sun Mar 2 2014
Or Yuri Lowenthal.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 6:38 PM on Sat Apr 6 2013
If they make Sonic Adventure 3, I hope they bring back the original cast for the Sonic games.
VctrBnsn
said at 3:01 PM on Wed Apr 10 2013
@Mephilesthelight358 It will never happen. The new guys are under contract, No one else can play an official version of these characters except Roger and company. If he's not in the next game, it won't be an older cast, it would be a completely new cast.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 10:11 PM on Sun Apr 28 2013
@VctrBnsn The chances may be super slim, but if we're lucky, SEGA might get back in their right mind and bring them back.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:26 AM on Mon Apr 29 2013
@Mephilesthelight358 Who is your favored cast? The 4Kids cast with Jason or the San Diego cast with Ryan. I respect your opinion because both casts were great, but my personal favorite is the current LA cast. Of course, to go WAY back, I really prefer the 90's cast with Jaleel White. That's just what I grew up with.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 5:52 PM on Wed May 1 2013
@VctrBnsn The San Diego cast with Ryan is my favorite and David Humphrey was my favorite Shadow voice actor. It's okay to keep Mike because Deem is dead. R.I.P Deem Bristow.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:39 PM on Wed May 1 2013
@Mephilesthelight358 I see. Most people I see talk about the 4Kids cast being the best. To be honest, I never had much exposure to them. So maybe I favor the current cast because I'm more biased with the familiar VAs, IDK.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 9:22 PM on Tue May 28 2013
@VctrBnsn Well, the only two Sonic VAs I like best are Ryan Drummond and Jaleel White. And for some reason I liked Martin Burke's performance too. Strange isn't it. Pretty much, the whole "cheap" SEGA thing was the worst thing in SEGA history. BAD MISTAKE. If anyone says that was the best thing that ever happened, I will report them for spam.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:26 PM on Tue May 28 2013
@Mephilesthelight358 Martin Burke? Interesting, but I respect that.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:19 AM on Wed May 29 2013
@Mephilesthelight358 You're going to report people's opinions as spam? Replacing the voices is a bigger mistake in Sega history than, say, Bernie Stolar's career as president (which led to the Saturn flopping outside of Japan), releasing the 32X (which was poorly received and contributed to their losing the console war), or their financial troubles over the years (stuff like Shenmue having a massive budget that it failed to recoup despite rave reviews)? No offense, but I feel as though these thoughts and the statements you've been making in your comments are a bit on the "overly-passionate" side of things, to say the least. I would advise toning them down.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 4:47 PM on Wed May 29 2013
@NCZ Though Roger wasn't THAT bad, I mean, I liked him most when he played Sonic in Wreck-It-Ralph.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 11:07 PM on Fri May 31 2013
@VctrBnsn When I say Strange isn't it, can you say like Well I agree? It would adjust more and it would slip the tongue better.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:13 PM on Wed Jun 5 2013
@Mephilesthelight358 Well, maybe it's because that he doesn't agree with you. He respects your opinion sure, but that's not the same thing. On an unrelated note, "Slip the tongue better." What does that even mean?
Mephilesthelight358
said at 10:27 AM on Thu Jun 6 2013
@Mephilesthelight358 Never mind, I just went crazy after that!
D'nate
said at 5:26 AM on Tue Apr 2 2013
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Jason Griffith is still the best (Yes, it beacuse he had taken many roles of sonic, including the others so we used to).
But I'd like to hear the fame (Ryan Drummond) for the next title :D
Ratchetjak
said at 5:29 PM on Sun Mar 31 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Actually I'll take it back about Roger. He's alright. He would be a good pick for an older aged Sonic. So I'll take back what I said. :)

1. Ryan Drummond
2. Jason Griffith
3. Jaleel White
4. Roger Craig
5. Samuel Vincent
6. Martin Burke
Mephilesthelight358
said at 4:59 PM on Thu May 2 2013
@Ratchetjak I agree
Ratchetjak
said at 5:19 PM on Sun Mar 31 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Ah Sonic, the lovable blue blur. I enjoy the character a lot. Anyway, if I had to choose a top 3, it would be Ryan Drummond, Jason Griffith, and Jaleel White.

I enjoyed Drummond's performance in Sonic Adventure 1-2 & Heroes the most. He just screamed "Sonic" to me. So I like him the best. Jason is good because he makes Sonic sound older but still youthful-like as well. Have to agree, 2006 wasn't his best but he was alright in Unleashed. And Jaleel because he's so iconic to me. I grew up with the cartoons and he fit him perfectly for a cartoon take.
If they ever make another Sonic cartoon, I would hope they choose Jaleel again. Samuel Vincent was a good choice for his singing voice. He sounds like Sonic in singing style and I did enjoy some of the songs on Underground. And seeing that he did voices like Martin Mystery & Aerrow, I think he would have been a good choice for Sonic in a cartoon if they couldn't get Jaleel.

I think my least favorite is Roger Smith. I never played Sonic Colors but I didn't know his voice changed but oh my gosh is it bad (to me). It's way too deep for my liking and I don't think of Sonic having a deep voice. So here's my listing.

1. Ryan Drummond
2. Jason Griffith
3. Jaleel White
4. Samuel Vincent
5. Martin Burke
6. Roger Craig
Mephilesthelight358
said at 1:30 PM on Sun Apr 14 2013
@Ratchetjak I agree with you
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:57 PM on Thu Mar 28 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
So I replayed a few old Sonic games to see how Ryan Drummond and Jason Griffith sound to me now. First I played the Sonic Adventures again and I still consider Ryan Drummond to be my favorite Sonic. And then I played Black Knight and I can't stand Jason's voice. It's like he alternates between trying to do several different voices at once and they're all annoying. Sometimes he sounds oddly deep, sometimes his voice is too scratchy and sometimes he just sounds nasally and annoying. I seriously just want to shut the game off sometimes.
Torak
said at 3:35 PM on Mon May 27 2013
@Nightmare Crusher The skip the game cut-scenes :P
Torak
said at 3:36 PM on Mon May 27 2013
@Nightmare Crusher *Then
madax
said at 9:20 AM on Thu Mar 21 2013
So Burke's acting wasn't great in the movie, but as far as Sonic properties go I thought it was the most accurate portrayal of Sonic and his world in any medium outside the original 2D platformers, and his voice may have been "cartoony" and "high pitched", but he's a blue hedgehog with red shoes who runs at super speed, if anything a realistic voice just wouldn't suit him. And Griffith in no way deserves as much praise as he does, Smith actually has the best performance even if his portrayal of Sonic sounds older than the others. So I would probably put my order at 1. Burke 2. Smith 3. Griffith 4. Drummond and who cares about the last two. Seriously, not even worth talking about. Maybe if Sonic was like 8 years old, not a teenager.
chaosincarnate
said at 10:02 PM on Wed Mar 20 2013
I really wish the editor hadn't chosen the clip of griffith from sonic 06, seeing as how that's his worst performance in any sonic game. If I heard this audio clip and never heard griffith before, I would've voted for drummond. Thankfully, I've heard his fantastic performances in unleashed and black knight, so he gets my vote.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:11 PM on Wed Mar 20 2013
@chaosincarnate Actually, although the clip is attributed to Sonic '06, because of the way the Sonic games were set up on the site previously (each and every game was on one big "series" page), a lot of the clips aren't actually from '06.

For example, "showing remorse, Eggman?" is Unleashed. "I'm used to stuff like this" is Black Knight. "You're too slow!" is Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Likewise, a lot of the lines in Ryan Drummond's clip aren't from Sonic Adventure 2.
chaosincarnate
said at 10:21 PM on Wed Mar 20 2013
@NCZ thanks for the response. I was always wondering why this section used 06, but I guess it isn't fully the case. Makes sense that some of his clips sound like they weren't from 06.
SonicTheVA
said at 12:01 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
To me, Ryan Drummond is the best Sonic, but some of his acting could've been better. I think it was the fault of Lani Minella's directing. Jason Griffith started off kind of bad, but he improved greatly in Sonic Unleashed and the subsequent games so I like him the second best. Jaleel White is only good for classic Sonic, but not for modern Sonic. Roger Craig Smith's voice is OK, but his acting is definitely better than the other Sonic voice actors. His voice sounds like a typical surfer dude that you can hear in a Nickelodeon cartoon, which kind of puts me off. Martin Burke was completely unfitting for Sonic. His voice sounds ridiculously too high and cartoony. Not to mention, his acting isn't very good. Samuel Vincent doesn't really count since he only provided a singing voice for Sonic so no comment on him.

My vote goes to Ryan Drummond. Makes me wish Sega could pay his union fees to bring the guy back. He was supposed to return but Sega wanted him to leave his union, which is how he makes a living. So he rejected the role and then they cast Roger Craig Smith instead. Bummer.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 4:31 AM on Fri Mar 8 2013
@SonicTheVA I agree!
Ryan Drummond has the best voice, but Roger Craig Smith is the best actor.
& Jason Griffith is the perfect middle ground between the two.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 6:57 PM on Sat Mar 9 2013
@SonicTheVA ( in Martin Burke's voice) Well I agree.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:54 AM on Fri Mar 1 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
The comments on this VC scare me a little, but what the hay, this is my opinion of the Sonic voice actors.
Jaleel White - My first Sonic, and the voice that usually comes to mind when I think of the character. It might be nostalgia talking, but he is my favorite.
Jason Griffith - I haven't heard much of him, but what I have heard of him, I think he's good. He deserves the title of fan favorite Sonic VA.
Martin Burke - What?
Ryan Drummund - I've heard him do better than this clip represents, but he's good in my opinion.
Samuel Vincent - Again, what?
Roger Craig Smith - He's what I imagined Sonic would sound like older. I really like him.
VctrBnsn
said at 1:24 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
Yah know, the more I listen to Roger, the more I like him. He gets my vote.
VctrBnsn
said at 2:32 PM on Fri Mar 22 2013
@VctrBnsn Recently, I've been listening to more of Jasons performances as Sonic, and now I REALLY understand why he's the fan favorite. But I still like Roger Better.
coolgeek176
said at 1:27 PM on Fri Feb 22 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
I'm going with Roger Craig Smith. I don't really like the others.
coolgeek176
said at 7:06 AM on Tue Jun 4 2013
@coolgeek176 Although Ryan was alright too.
Mrguy22594
said at 9:39 PM on Thu Feb 21 2013
 7 Shout Outs! [?]
So.... Why does everyone hate Roger as Sonic again?
MilanTheVillain01
said at 1:53 AM on Fri Feb 22 2013
@Mrguy22594 I don't. In fact, I love his take on Sonic! So, I don't know what you're talking about.
Mrguy22594
said at 3:02 PM on Fri Feb 22 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 I do too but the problem is that all the Sonic fans at first (myself included) hated Jason Griffith and now everyone (not including myself) somehow worship the ground this terrible actor walks upon.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 11:03 PM on Fri Feb 22 2013
@Mrguy22594 We've finally got voice actors who know what they're doing. So, let us hear more of them, Sega. I like hearing them!
Mrguy22594
said at 8:42 AM on Sat Feb 23 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 Yes, oh so very true. It's so awesome that I feel like quoting M. Bison's Yes! Yes!
MilanTheVillain01
said at 3:56 AM on Sun Feb 24 2013
@Mrguy22594 Especially the one you don't hear that often like Travis Willingham as Knuckles , for example (yeah, I'll freely admit that I'm a little bit biased. As Knuckles is my favourite character & Travis Willingham is my favourite voice actor. So, go figure).
Mrguy22594
said at 6:52 AM on Sun Feb 24 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 If Travis uses his Roy Mustang voice as Knuckles and if there is another Sonic Adventure game then everyone would have a shot at being good and not just Roger Craig Smith and Kate Higgins.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 8:26 AM on Sun Feb 24 2013
@Mrguy22594 I'd say he'd be better off using his Guile voice for two very good reasons. 1) It sounds a lot closer to Travis's natural voice, as well as Scott Dreier's voice (which, aside from Travis is my favourite voice ator for Knuckles). & 2) Knuckles is meant to be older than Sonic & therefore, should have a deeper voice than him.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 6:33 PM on Sat Apr 6 2013
@Mrguy22594 My guess is because people think his voice is to mature to fit Sonic.
Mrguy22594
said at 9:10 PM on Sat Apr 6 2013
@Mephilesthelight358 I think it's perfect for this current day and age Sonic. Plus the fact that he seems to portray Sonic as "20 years and still running" which is personally why I think he is the best Sonic. The only actor out the 4kids cast that did not make me want to gag was Mike Pollock whom I feel the need to nearly worship when is Dr. Eggman.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 3:58 PM on Fri Feb 15 2013
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I put the character the voice actor did best at.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 3:57 PM on Fri Feb 15 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
I'm sorry everyone for the harsh words for all the VG voice actors that weren't Ryan Drummond, I was just mad when I heard that they replaced Ryan Drummond.Now I'll put a character next to the voice actor that they were voiced by.

Roger-Ezio (Assassins Creed) Did super awesome on that.
Jason- Jet (Sonic Riders) He at least did better than Jets current voice.
Ryan-Sonic (well, Sonic) He did the best out of the three and I hope SEGA brings him and the other original voice actors back to voice for the Spnic characters.
Aussieroth
said at 7:34 AM on Sat Feb 2 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Jason... started off as the weakest, then worked his way to be the best. Then he left as the crowning sonic.
SpongeBat1
said at 6:19 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
@Aussieroth Yeah, that's what I like about the 4Kids actors. They started out horrible, but got way better as time went on.
Sarge Ray
said at 9:52 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
@Aussieroth

I agree with ya, 100%, Roth. Griffith started out weak, but left as the best voice of Sonic to date.

Smith has his moments, though.
Aussieroth
said at 3:20 AM on Tue May 28 2013
@Sarge Ray Yeah true... I just hope one day Jason will come back from time to time. He worked SO HARD on Sonic that it's really unfair on the guy.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 5:26 PM on Thu Jan 31 2013
 5 Shout Outs! [?]
Ryan Drummond= Sonic Hero
Jason Griffith= Sonic Wierdo
Roget Craig Smith= Sonic Zero
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:17 PM on Tue Mar 12 2013
@Mephilesthelight358 I don't entirely agree with the opinion, but this comment is freaking hilarious.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 5:38 PM on Fri May 3 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Why thank you.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 11:11 PM on Sat Jan 19 2013
Ryan and Roger are the Best. The rest are mediocre.
LJ7117
said at 12:38 PM on Sat Jan 19 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
1. Ryan Drummond. He IS Sonic. Something about his performance got it just right.
2. Jaleel White-I just like the energy he puts into the role and I think he did incredible in the recent fan film. Comes really close to Drummond.
3. Jason Griffith-Started off horribly, but his performances in Unleashed in Black Knight were pretty good.
4. Roger Craig Smith-That voice......why?
5. Martin Burke-It just wasn't Sonic
Bryton
said at 4:30 AM on Sat Jan 12 2013
Just watched the Sonic fan film. Man Jaleel did a great modern Sonic performance! I think I've finally found my tie breaker between him and Ryan!
Nirvana
said at 3:51 PM on Mon Jan 7 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
I think Ryan and Roger sound really cool, but Ryan probably gets more points for sounding closer to Sonic's age. I thought Jason was pretty good too, but not as much fun as R&R.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 11:27 AM on Sat Jan 5 2013
SEGA should either continue making Sonic games but have all the original voice actors and get rid of the current voice actors, or make their final Sonic game already.
TheTrueYuma
said at 1:55 AM on Sat Jan 5 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
1. Ryan Drummond - He truly shined in Sonic Adventure. He was perfect for a fun-loving hedgehog that enjoyed beating Eggman and saving the world. He even was able to have a serious moment or two: "How can that help? It won't change how he feels inside will it? His heart will still remain in turmoil and his anger just won't vanish. He'll just be trapped forever." It perplexes me as to why Sega had him change the voice.
2. Jaleel White - This guy was another natural fit for Sonic.
3. Roger Craig Smith - He gives Sonic a more mature tone. My only irk is that he sounds kind of like a "surfer dude" or "college fratboy."
4. Martin Burke - As bad as he was, he was still entertaining at times, plus, he was only 15, apparently, when he did the voice recording.
5. Jason Griffith - While he did get better throughout the games, he didn't progress fast enough. He gave Sonic a voice that was too high-pitched and it just didn't really sound like a natural voice, perhaps even too cartoony.
pokemastanumba1
said at 11:38 AM on Wed Jun 5 2013
While I don't entirely agree with you, you saying that he sounds like a "college fratboy" made me laugh. XD
TheTrueYuma
said at 1:46 AM on Sat Jan 5 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Anyone else think RCS makes Sonic sound kind of like a "surfer dude"?
Mephilesthelight358
said at 9:34 PM on Fri Dec 21 2012
Actually here's what I really think:
Ryan Drummond did the best and all the Sonic fans who got him fired are dickheads.
Jason did ok but not as good as Ryan.
Roger had too much of a mature voice.
Im not counting tv shows because I haven't seen them. All I saw was Sonic the Hedgehog the movie and Sonic X. ( which Sonic X sucked, thanks to Chris Thorndyke. WHY DID YOU HAVE TO PUT HIM IN THERE!?!?! IT WOULD'VE BEEN BETTER WITHOUT HIM)
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:23 PM on Wed Jan 2 2013
@Mephilesthelight358 It wasn't fans who got Ryan Drummond and the rest of the voice cast replaced. It was Sega who made the decision after Deem Bristow's death.
BlueSkySlash
said at 6:03 PM on Fri Jan 4 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Actually, Sega was going to replace the original voice cast even if Deem Bristow didn't die. Mike Pollock confirmed sometime back in 2008 that the 4kids cast was hired for the video games BEFORE Deem Bristow died. It was just bad timing on Deem's passing that caused the confusion.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:06 PM on Fri Jan 4 2013
@BlueSkySlash I remembered hearing that they were planning to do that but hadn't decided on it until Mike Pollock offered to replace Deem. Whatever, it still wasn't fans of any kind.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 5:19 PM on Mon Nov 26 2012
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My opinional rankings in Sonic's voice actors
1. Ryan Drummond
2. Jason Griffith/ Robert Craig Smith

The reason Jason and Roger are tied is because Roger did well as being Sonic's mature voice.
Dannybee92
said at 11:51 AM on Sun Nov 25 2012
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This is too hilarious. I remember back when everyone did nothing but complain about Jason Griffith's Sonic and how he should be recast. Now, that Roger Craig Smith's taken over, all people do is talk about how Jason Griffith was the best Sonic.

Sonic's fanbase effin' sucks.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:54 AM on Sun Nov 25 2012
@Dannybee92 My point exactly.
Bryton
said at 1:13 PM on Mon Nov 26 2012
@Dannybee92 True that! I honestly have no idea how we got to this point, either.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 9:04 AM on Sun Dec 2 2012
@Bryton .... because we suck? I don't know!
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:09 PM on Fri Dec 7 2012
@Dannybee92 You are so right. I remember all the complaining about 4Kids and now it's complaining about thelack of 4Kids.
Edork42
said at 5:32 PM on Sun Dec 9 2012
@Dannybee92 I personally have to call bull **** on him being over forty points higher in the polls than Ryan and Jaleel. You must think I'm really gullible to believe an actor once as hated as Jason is the most liked Sonic actor! I know it's opinion but...well...come on something's up :/
TheTrueYuma
said at 1:47 AM on Sat Jan 5 2013
@Dannybee92 Please, try comparing them to the Miku fanbase.
TheUltimatePhantom1
said at 7:12 AM on Sat Jan 5 2013
@Dannybee92 You took the words right out of my mouth!
pokemastanumba1
said at 8:35 PM on Fri May 10 2013
@Edork42 The gap between them is gradually closing, but for the most part, this VC is still not a very accurate representation of the Sonic fanbase as a whole, particularly considering how much backlash the 4Kids cast had received. It was actually being considered that the poll would have to be reset, but it seems that there's not much need for that now.
Bryton
said at 9:25 PM on Thu Nov 22 2012
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Ryan and Jaleel both fit what I thought to be the perfect Sonic: extreme, cocky, goofball teenaged hero. I'm stuck on who I like more.

Eventhough I like Roger, I don't think he's the perfect fit. He plays Sonic less "teenaged hero" and more "college fratboy" if you get my dift. He's still funny as hell, though and I'm looking forward to hearing him in the future (PS: Wreck it Ralph was great, even though he was only in it for like 20 seconds).

Martin was really funny and I like him a lot (I may be baised since I grew up on the OVA).

Jason's biggest sin was that he was just boring. He never added any camp or epicness to Sonic until Black Knight, which is really disappointing since he's the longest running Sonic voice. I will say it was unneccessary for Sega to let him go just when he was finally starting to sound engaging. A loss I guess, but he's still my least favorite Sonic actor.
Torak
said at 12:24 PM on Sat Nov 24 2012
@Bryton Wait, Martin better then Jason?!
You give a fair enough reason though... each to their own I guess.
Bryton
said at 12:26 PM on Mon Nov 26 2012
@Torak I wouldn't go so far as to say "better than". Like, if Black Knight was the only thing Jason ever did he would've easily smoked Martin and maybe even Roger! I do however have to take into consideration EVERYTHING he did before that; it just took him so long to fit in the role I really lost patience with him. In the words of Sonic, Jason... "You're too slow!"
Torak
said at 2:40 PM on Mon Nov 26 2012
@Bryton haha XD! Ok that makes sense, if only Jason started out good... oh well the directing wasn't excatly top notch either. :/
chasegx
said at 6:52 PM on Wed Nov 21 2012
Am I the only one who thinks sonic the hedgehog 2006 and adventure 2 should have SEAN SCHEMMEL as their voice actor?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:42 AM on Thu Nov 22 2012
@chasegx Why only those two games?
CrazyNoods
said at 1:00 AM on Tue Nov 20 2012
Hmph, there's no competetion.


Isn't it obvious? JASON GRIFFITH! He literally just handed Sonic the voice of an angel. "You're too slow!" Aw, he sounded so adorable with that cutesy teasing tone he was playing there. :3


Roger Craig Smith is little off tune to what I'm usually accostumed to hearing from my Sonikku, and I have to admit it, when I first heard him, I flat out didn't like his new voice, but I heard some of Roger's new voice work with Sonic and I think he's improving!


Who's knows? Maybe one day, he'll sound as drop dead sexy as Jason's Sonic voice. I'm I right, ladies? ;D
Torak
said at 12:20 PM on Sat Oct 20 2012
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So many different opinions... some interesting performances no doubt.

Well, there are two types of Sonic incarnations out there: One of them is or course modern sonic and I would have to go with:

1. Jason Griffith (He got better over time, matched his age perfectly and he just fitted for me)
2. Roger Craig Smith (So close to Jason: some great acting and very fitting for Sonic, maybe overtime I'll give him my vote?)
3. Ryan Drummond (He improved a lot in Sonic Heroes, sounds just a little forced but some good acting from him.)

For the cartoon Sonic it's Jaleel White, so funny and so memorable. :D

In the end I gotta go with Jason Griffith with Jaleel White and Roger Craig Smith at a close second.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 5:28 PM on Thu Jan 31 2013
@Torak Ryan Drummond is better than Roger and Jason.
Torak
said at 6:52 AM on Fri Feb 1 2013
@Mephilesthelight358 In your opinion my friend. :)
Mephilesthelight358
said at 5:40 PM on Fri May 3 2013
@Torak Yes in my opinion
ConVito
said at 1:55 AM on Fri Oct 5 2012
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Roger Craig Smith nailed it. Jason's a close second though.
rosebr10
said at 9:34 PM on Thu Oct 4 2012
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Drummond was the only one who made him sound extreme. Griffith was awkward phase Sonic, and Smith, though impressive in his own right as mature Sonic and cool sounding, just lacks the edginess.
Heroton2012
said at 3:58 PM on Wed Oct 3 2012
Jason Griffith was and still is my Favorite voice for Sonic, with Ryan being a close Second and Roger third, Personally, Roger does not fit the role at all, and, save for Generations and Free Riders, he is awful
Edork42
said at 7:16 PM on Thu Sep 27 2012
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Roger: I love this guy. Voice sounded a little deep in Sonic Colors but fits the role and reminds me so much of a better acting Ryan Drummond. Generations I think he made his voice higher making him sound more teenaged. In conclusion, Sega please don’t let him go.
Ryan: I thought he did a good job in SA1 and Shuffle being able to sound young, energetic, and overall fun. In SA2, though, I don’t know what he did to his voice but it sounded high pitched and kind of annoying. His acting was a little better but while that cartoony, over the top voice did not belong in that dramatic game, it did work in Heroes. Definite Ryan fan!
Jaleel: Started off kind of annoying in Aosth but got better in the other shows like SatAm and Underground. Really had the attitude and charisma down to a fault.
Jason: Boring, bland, and serious all the time. Honestly, by 2007 I was so done with this dude. After four games AND a 3 season TV show he had more experience and time in the role to get good than any of the other guys on this list. The only reason he’s not at the bottom is because he did get better by Unleashed and Black Knight, but it was still too late by that point and there’s no reason he shouldn’t have been GOOD (and I don’t mean descent either) sooner.
Martin: He’s below a 4kids actor. Do I have to say more?
Mrguy22594
said at 8:21 PM on Wed Sep 19 2012
Surprised nobody made a "No copyright law in the universe is going to stop me!" reference.
MrParadox
said at 12:16 PM on Tue Sep 18 2012
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Ryan really gives out an extremely hyperactive performance to Sonic, its great for an early days Sonic and Sega should have hired him for Generations since I feel that would fit him the best as Classic Sonic.

Jason is a mixed bag for me, on one hand he was off as Sonic in Sonic X almost as if he was miscast. He has gotten better over the years and finally perfected the role in Unleashed. A pity the cast changed by the time he mastered Sonic but I guess all those years of criticism has caught up to Sega. It should be noted however that this was one of his first attempts at voiceover and that should be taken into consideration.

Roger voiceover as Sonic has somehow got me thinking maybe Sonic was reaching puberty at the time. He does a pretty good job as Sonic and it does show that he has a more wide variety of pitches than his usual role. I have high hopes for Roger, I think he will continue to do a good job voicing Sonic throughout the games.
skeletonking1234
said at 8:24 PM on Mon Sep 17 2012
1. Jaleel White
2. Jason Griffith
3. Roger Craig Smith
4. Martin Burke
5. Samuel Vincent
6. Ryan Drummond (his voice irritated me so much)
MilanTheVillain01
said at 11:39 PM on Tue Sep 11 2012
My ranks for Sonic....

# 1 - Roger Craig Smith.
# 2 - Jason Griffith.
# 3 - Ryan Drummond.
# 4 - Jaleel White.
# 5 - Martin Burke.
# 6 - Samuel Vincent.
Madness Abe
said at 7:06 PM on Mon Sep 10 2012
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My ranking for the Blue Blur:

1. Jason Griffith
2. Roger Craig Smith
3. Jaleel White (voice from the new Sonic fan-film)
4. Ryan Drummond
5. Jaleel White (voice in AoSTH)
6. Samuel Vincent
7. Martin Burke
Harvester of Sorrow
said at 9:18 AM on Fri Aug 31 2012
Jaleel White is my favorite but I would say the voice actor who did Sonic the best would be Jason Griffith.
kiblaze
said at 12:24 PM on Sun Sep 9 2012
@Harvester of Sorrow
I have to agree with you, Jason Griffith seems like the best voice for "modern Sonic" cus he gives Sonic a voice that just fits his personality better.

Jaleel was just awesome for the cartoons ;D
pokemastanumba1
said at 8:49 PM on Thu Aug 23 2012
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Ok seriously, why are people still commenting on this VC? It's ridiculous how much lagging it takes for this page to load.

Here's the thread in the forums for this:
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15222
Metabad
said at 11:24 AM on Fri Aug 24 2012
@pokemastanumba1 ...because its here and its easy to comment on?

I mean sure it takes a while to load for me as well, but it doesn't lag my computer nearly as much as Frank Welker's or Jim Cummings' pages.
pokemastanumba1
said at 3:07 PM on Fri Aug 24 2012
@Metabad Or Mel Blanc's page... *shudder*

Anyway, I just think this VC is getting REALLY old, so much so that people are even commenting on the characters' pages, which just goes to show how much this got out-of-hand. It's completely ridiculous tbh.
Metabad
said at 3:56 PM on Fri Aug 24 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Okay, now THAT I can agree on. Commenting on the characters pages when there's a perfectly good voice comparison to post on just sounds completely unnecessary and pointless.
munsonx4
said at 10:39 AM on Fri Aug 10 2012
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Ryan was the best in my opinion! But I also enjoyed hearing the other voice actors performances as Sonic too while I was growing up!
Anthonyiscool64
said at 4:34 PM on Wed Aug 8 2012
I really like Samuel Vincent's singing voice of Sonic.
Anthonyiscool64
said at 1:43 PM on Wed Aug 8 2012
So, after all my three opinions. I would have to say Jason Griffith is the best Sonic voice ever! ;)
Anthonyiscool64
said at 1:40 PM on Wed Aug 8 2012
1. Jason Griffith gives Sonic a young teen voice witch I think he makes him sound awesome and cool!
2. Ryan Drummond I think gives Sonic a little hi pitch voice for him. So he does good also.
3. Roger Craig Smith gives Sonic almost and older young adult voice. In my opinion for Roger, not bad, not terrible, but pretty good and ok I have to say. ;)
itsover9000
said at 5:07 PM on Tue Aug 7 2012
1. jason again he has the best confident sonic voice
2 ryan he was a close very close second has the friendly voice of sonic
3. roger he was decent but no ryan or jason though sega picked so u cant blame him
4. jaleel he was not so good
5. samuel vincent he sings noone sould pick him
6. martin sams is even better than this crap martins is the worse by far
JDFlame20222
said at 3:49 PM on Thu Aug 2 2012
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Jason Griffith was the best Sonic the Hedgehog voice to me. :)
DravenRoth994
said at 1:21 AM on Mon Jul 30 2012
While I disliked Jason's take in the past, he grew on me when Sonic Unleashed came around. I was a bit suprised when they changed the voice actors again, but when I heard Roger's performance in Sonic Colors, he became my favorite easily. I got used to him faster than Jason or Ryan.
keontaecanada
said at 6:37 PM on Wed Jan 30 2013
@DravenRoth994 JALEEL TRYIED NOT TO MAKE SONIC BLACK OKAY
DravenRoth994
said at 7:06 PM on Thu Mar 14 2013
@keontaecanada I didn't even mention Jaleel, and I have nothing against his performance at all.
HienFan
said at 12:18 AM on Mon Jul 23 2012
I played Shadow the Hedgehog first when it just came out so I might be a bit bias here
1 Jason Griffith-Love his voice
2 Roger Craig-Nice voice as but no Jason
3 Ryan-So so for me but compared to the other three...
4 Martin Burke-Too high
5 Samuel Vincent
6 Jaleel White-Hate that high rather sneering tone
HienFan
said at 3:47 AM on Sun Sep 29 2013
@HienFan I'll switch Roger and Ryan after one too many Adventures playthrough but Jason is still first and the other three are pretty bad
AJW98productions
said at 9:50 PM on Thu Jul 19 2012
I have a question for everyone if there was a third sonic in generations and it was dreamcast sonic and you could choose the voice actor and theme for each sonic what would it be
AJW98productions
said at 9:58 PM on Thu Jul 19 2012
@AJW98productions I'll kick it off:
Themes:
Classic:
They call me sonic (sonic arcade 1996)
Modern:
(this was tough) The band remix of the Zebrahead his world where it was the whole band and not just two members
Dreamcast:
(this was really hard) Either live and learn (SA2) or a remixed Sonic Boom
Voice actors:
Classic:
Jaleel White
Modern:
Either Rodger Craig Smith or Jason Grifith
Dreamcast:
Loads of people are going to kill me for this, but I don't particuarly like Ryan Drummond (except in Heroes) so my vote would be (suprisingly) Martin Burke
So there you have it, my pick of voice actors and themes for three Sonic's :)
Metabad
said at 12:50 AM on Fri Jul 20 2012
@AJW98productions I think this discussion would be better suited for the forums, in all honesty.
AJW98productions
said at 11:21 AM on Fri Jul 20 2012
@Metabad okay
AJW98productions
said at 10:48 AM on Mon Jul 16 2012
I like most of them Jaleel got the chilli dog loving imature brat voice without overdoing it Martin burke has grown on me because at first I never liked him much Grifith was good for most of his games, but not in 06, he got it alright in some parts, but not good enough in that game Rodger Craig Smith I can't really describe except that I like him alot, I'm not that fond of Drummond or Vincent their alright but I'm not fond of the musical sonic tone of vincent and I don't know what it is about Drummond that I just don't like, tough choice but I think I'll go with Rodger Craig Smith on this.
MatthewC17
said at 7:22 PM on Sun Jul 15 2012
Roger Craig Smith sounds like Duncan from Total Drama
Jaleel White sounds like Bladebeak from Quest for Camelot
Samuel Vincent sounds like a awkward version of Double D
Martin Burke sounds too high
Ryan Drummond sounds like Hugh Test
So I'm going with Jason Griffith on this one
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:58 PM on Sun Jul 15 2012
@MatthewC17 Jason Griffith sounds like Usopp.
MatthewC17
said at 8:50 PM on Sun Jul 15 2012
@NCZ Then maybe I'll go with Roger Craig Smith
MatthewC17
said at 8:55 PM on Sun Jul 15 2012
@NCZ With that being said I choose Roger Craig Smith
IblisAngel
said at 2:30 PM on Sun Oct 21 2012
@NCZ Jason Griffith is Usopp
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:26 PM on Sun Oct 21 2012
@IblisAngel I know that.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 8:46 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
@NCZ
Whoa, he was never that bad as Sonic, IMO.

If anything, Jason's Jet the Hawk sounds like his Usopp!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:49 AM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@OldSchoolFTW I was merely pointing out that it wasn't the best logic because Jason Griffith's Sonic also sounds like other characters he's played.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 2:58 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@NCZ
True, but I just feel like Jason's Sonic voice was better than his Usopp voice myself. I thought his Sonic voice got more natural and less silly as he went along myself, but his Usopp voice kind of stayed more or less the same.
Animefan98
said at 1:21 PM on Fri Jul 13 2012
Although I grew up with Jason's voice, my favorite is Jaleel's - it's more fitting.
akbar264
said at 10:58 PM on Mon Jul 9 2012
I'm sorry, but Jaleel's Sonic reminds me too much of Steve Urkel
MatthewC17
said at 7:16 PM on Sun Jul 15 2012
@akbar264 sounds more like Bladebeak from Quest for Camelot
akbar264
said at 1:28 AM on Mon Jul 16 2012
@MatthewC17 na, i still hear steve urkel more
PusoPimp
said at 2:38 AM on Thu Jun 21 2012
I kinda just realized this, but wasn't Sonic a spoken character in Sonic CD???
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:06 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
@PusoPimp That was Keiko Utoku, who is Japanese, so she's not included.
PusoPimp
said at 8:49 AM on Tue Jun 26 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Wow, that's just a tad racist don't ya tihnk? I mean yeah she's Japanese and all, but the dialog is all English isn't it? Besides, they counted Mari Iiima's Minme on compare for Macross and she was Japanese, but her dialog was English.

I mean, I guess if her absence from this compare was due to her limited dialog that would be understandable, but that's really the reason????
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:59 AM on Tue Jun 26 2012
@PusoPimp No, that's not the reason. What he means to say is that she's not a fluent English speaker and only said a few small lines in English (just "yes" and "I'm outta here"). Basically, stuff like that is really stretching the definition of "English voice actor".
meamironman
said at 2:31 PM on Fri Jul 6 2012
@PusoPimp plus she said one line, so im not sure if that really counts
SteveP
said at 2:22 AM on Thu Jun 21 2012
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Ryan D for sure. He's the only one who fits the attitude and age. RCS and Griffith are way off of the mark.
Toady_12
said at 9:08 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
1. Roger Craig Smith
2. Ryan Drummond
3. Jaleel White
4. Jason Griffith
5. Martin Burke
6. Samuel Vincent
NintendoNate25
said at 10:02 PM on Wed Jun 27 2012
@Toady_12 That's how I'd rank them too.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 5:31 PM on Thu Jan 31 2013
@Toady_12 Just flip Roger and Ryan and that would be the same as mine and better
Toady_12
said at 6:45 PM on Tue Mar 5 2013
@Mephilesthelight358 My order has changed with time
Zylphia
said at 11:30 PM on Wed Jun 13 2012
Oh God.... I can't choose.... I like all of them... except Vincent's. It doesn't sound like Sonic very much
Mickwhitefire28
said at 4:56 PM on Sun May 20 2012
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Jason Griffith's voice fits Sonic's image so perfectly, despite the weird speech pattern, but as time progresses, he does get better. Roger is the best ACTOR of these guys, his voice is a little deep, but a hedgehog's gotta' grow up sometime. Ryan... not bad. Seemed to yell too much, but he did sound like the japanese voice. Jaleel, for classic sonic, was perfect. I don't know if he'd do too well in a modern Sonic... Martin Burke.... was not the best. That's just my opinion.
teamof1
said at 4:47 PM on Sun May 6 2012
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1. Roger Craig Smith
Excellent voice for what is supposed to be an older Sonic.
2. Jason Griffith
He did a very good job of making Sonic sound like a rebellious teenager, and he did an amazing job in Sonic X. He sounds a little forced at times though.
3. Jaleel White
For a young Sonic, Jaleel White is the best choice. He did the wisecracking very well, but he could be serious when he had to be.
4. Martin Burke
I liked his voice in that movie.
There.
I said it.
5. Ryan Drummond
I feel he was terrible. He always sounded like he was trying too hard.
6. Samuel Vincent
No comment.
AJW98productions
said at 6:44 AM on Tue Jul 17 2012
@teamof1 (insert Martin Burke) "Well I agree" - To Metal Sonic
But yeah I agree with what all of that
Bombermanp
said at 7:30 PM on Mon Nov 12 2012
@teamof1
IM HAPPY IM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO LIKES MARTIN BURKE!.. dude if classic sonic had a voice i always think of his voice. not jaleel.
Mephilesthelight358
said at 5:32 PM on Thu Jan 31 2013
@AJW98productions Strange isn't it?
DB123
said at 5:25 PM on Wed May 2 2012
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Jason is a disgrace, Ryan gives sonic a much better voice with his personality
MaryKosmos
said at 1:08 AM on Sat Apr 28 2012
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I'm still used to the 4Kids dub doing Sonic, so Griffith gets my vote...
Maron
said at 10:56 PM on Tue Apr 24 2012
Roger Craig Smith BY FAR

Finally Sonic has a voice that sounds cool and is well-directed. Jason got better over time but I never would've been completely happy with him as Sonic. Ryan had a decent voice for him, but was given some cornball dialogue and bad-directing (partly to fit the lip flap I guess).

said at 10:19 PM on Fri Apr 20 2012
jason is my faviourite sonic! he's the best!
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 11:36 AM on Mon Apr 16 2012
Jaleel White IS Sonic for me. His voice sounds most like how an iconic cartoon/video game character should sound. Jason Griffith and Ryan Drummond are both close seconds, though.

Martin Burke is terrible and do you really think "hedgehog" when you hear Roger Craig Smith's voice???
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:06 PM on Mon Apr 16 2012
@Galactic_Cyrus In all fairness, the only thing "hedgehog" about Sonic is the fact that he is a hedgehog.
darkzeroDX
said at 1:45 PM on Sun Apr 15 2012
jason and roger are great as sonic
jewardcruz12
said at 8:48 AM on Sat Apr 14 2012
Jason and Roger voices are way too COOL!!!
bwaffles9
said at 3:30 PM on Fri Apr 13 2012
Jason and Roger have the best voices than the rest of the Sonic VAs
Sokka2Me
said at 9:10 PM on Mon Apr 2 2012
Jason vs Roger
Applejerk
said at 11:31 PM on Wed Mar 28 2012
You can totally tell Jaleel is holding his nose while acting, but that's what makes it funny! Martin's seems like a menagerie of several different accents with a coating of stereotypical superhero bravado. Ryan doesn't sound sincere in his acting, but did set a standard. Jason does the most iconic voice, in my opinion. Roger sounds too realistic, if that makes sense! Not cartoony enough for the character of Sonic.
nationalguard5
said at 12:37 AM on Sun Mar 25 2012
It's a three way tie between jason, roger, and ryan.
JayGirl10
said at 7:58 PM on Fri Mar 23 2012
Martin's was just...huh? Weird.
maggiexawesomeness
said at 4:16 PM on Tue Mar 20 2012
Jason!!!!!!!
derede
said at 8:19 PM on Sun Mar 18 2012
Roger has really grown on me.
Spider RedNight
said at 10:58 AM on Thu Mar 15 2012
I voted for Jason, but I think Roger did a pretty good job for what it was worth.
Sonamyfan666
said at 9:56 PM on Sun Feb 12 2012
1.Jason
2.Jaleel
3.Ryan
4.Roger(if Scourge had a VA it should be him)
5.Samuel
6.Marin
Toady_12
said at 9:32 PM on Fri Feb 3 2012
I grew up with Ryan Drummond
ShupaRoeh
said at 10:25 PM on Tue Jan 31 2012
jason sounds too stressed out.
roger sounds cheesy
ryan only improved from not so good
jaleel makes sonic sound cool and like a teacher
samuel sounds like he has something in his throat
ShupaRoeh
said at 2:11 PM on Sun Jan 29 2012
By this, I mean Martin Burke. That's what Sonic should have sounded like!
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:36 PM on Thu Jan 19 2012
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
1.Ryan Drummond: Yes he was annoying at times, but he will always be the Sonic voice I hear in my head.
2.Roger Craig Smith: I am very impressed. He makes for a very good older Sonic and I'll enjoy hearing him in the future.
3.Jaleel White: His voice was VERY annoying most of the time, but I do have reason for putting him in third place. Some time ago I found out that a group of people were making a CGI fan movie based on Sonic and actually got Jaleel to do the voice. He's only briefly heard in a trailer, but I like his voice in it enough to bump him up a spot.
4.Jason Griffith: I'd probably get torn to pieces for saying this on most sites, but I have never thought very highly of Jason's Sonic voice. I keep hearing a weird tone in his voice on occasion and it really bothers me. He got better later, but I still don't like it.
5.Martin Burke: Too nasally, I have nothing more to say.
I won't judge Sam Vincent here because it's kind of unfair to compare a singing voice to normal speaking roles.
Musicguy
said at 5:10 PM on Mon Jan 2 2012
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Honestly, I can't favored one voice with the other. It's all in terms of preference and the idea of the character, and to be honest, I like them all minus Martin Burke, he didn't click with me during the movie, but then again, none of the actors really clicked.

Jaleel White- Sonic the Hedgehog t.v. series or as people call it, SATam, was my very first Sonic tv series and I enjoyed every episode I got see. In my eyes, he was the Sonic character I know and love growing up; he was fast, cocky, cool, arrogant, wise-cracking, caring of his friends, and funny. When I found out he was the voice of Jaleel White, I was shocked and hyped because I watched Family Matters, and knowing Sonic was Steve Urkel, I thought it was hilarious. I'm glad he got to be my childhood cartoon character otherwise I would have never been a big of a fan to the series than I am now.

Ryan Drummond- Ryan Drummond was childhood Sonic character in terms of gaming. I grew up listening to him from my very first owned Sonic game, Sonic Heroes, then it was Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, and finally Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. I thought he was great as Sonic, he portrayed that cool, wise-crack, heroism Hedgehog. And I know alot people say he and the rest of the Adventure cast wasn't all that great because they couldn't act well. While some of it is true, but to others they sounded natural and like 4kids they got better with each game I wish they did more games for them to get better but oh well. I think Ryan did an excellent job as Sonic, I wish he wasn't replaced, but you move on, though I wish others would do the same but oh well; thanks Ryan you did an awesome job as Sonic and you really showed that Sonic is the guy who loves adventures.

Jason Griffth- Jason really had a rocky start, not only was his first voice acting job was Sonic, but everyone hated him for replacing Ryan. I remember I would look at playthroughs and cutscenes of Sonic games and everyone hated him. I liked Jason's performance as Sonic, he gave Sonic that cool, calm, with a little cocky attitude. Even though his acting wasn't all that great from the beginning like Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic Riders, Sonic the Hedgehog 2006, and Sonic X, I gave him and the rest of the 4kids cast a chance to improve. As I thought, he improved in alot in Unleashed and Black Knight which made me happy because it sounded like he was actually enjoyed playing as Sonic. It's sad that he is gone, but I hope it doesn't discourage him from being an actor, and I wish him with the best of luck with his future endeavors.

Roger Craig Smith- After the announcement of the new cast, people were outraged with Sega's decision without ever thinking the reason why. Honestly I like Roger, he did great first performance as Sonic and it was the first time he made me crack a smile or laugh in awhile. He brought back the wise-cracking attitude that he had in the t.v. series as well as his cool attitude. Though alot fans say his voice way too deep and he shouldn't have got the job. Well Sega called him and asked him if he could do the voice of Sonic because they wanted him to sound older. It's really not that deep, I think it's the right kind of tone for Sonic to sound a little older, and it shouldn't matter if the actor voices the character different than the other, as long as they are portraying the character and enjoy doing it, then it's fine. I enjoyed his work in Colors and Generations, even though their wasn't alot dialog Generations, but it was fine none of the less. I hope he continues to stick around for a while and not quitting because of the fans. Welcome to the franchise Mr. Roger Craig "Console" Smith.
akmaldanish
said at 9:41 AM on Sat Jan 7 2012
@Musicguy Thank you for that really long post.
Shadow
said at 5:18 AM on Thu Jan 19 2012
@Musicguy I really liked your post. Especially the beginning paragraph and one about Roger. We can't exactly judge who's the best voice actor for Sonic when they all change drastically over the years as if by classification such as age. Jaleel White and Martin Burke are one comparison for Classic Sonic. Ryan Drummard and Jason Griffith are another for Modern Sonic. The moment I heard Roger Smith, it made me want to cringe. But you're right. Sonic is 20 now, and people need to know that even a hedgehog's voice will grow lower as an adult, haha. This makes me curious about who will come next in line after Roger though. So far, there may be a chance for a third comparison. Maybe name this one Adult Sonic or something around there.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:51 AM on Thu Jan 19 2012
@Shadow No, Sonic isn't 20. The franchise is, but Sonic is still around the same age. They never say what birthday the one in Generations is for, and based on the fact that nobody looks any different, I highly doubt it's his 20th.
TheUltimatePhantom1
said at 6:24 PM on Thu Mar 15 2012
@NCZ Everybody in DBGT (With the exception of Vegeta and Videl) look the same as they did in its predecessor (DBZ) and that took place, like, 13 years later!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:16 PM on Thu Mar 15 2012
@TheUltimatePhantom1 13? GT was only 5 years after Z. Furthermore, Pan, Gohan, Goten, Uub, and probably others looked different.
GameMaster8229
said at 9:20 PM on Tue Jun 26 2012
@Shadow Sonic is still around the same age that he has been since Sonic Adventure. It's the franchise that is 20 years old, not the character. Plus, none of the characters look any different. The characters do not age in real time.
akmaldanish
said at 5:15 AM on Mon Jan 2 2012
 1 Shout Out! [?]
you know, after seeing a lot of trolls on youtube who are Jason-sonic fans, I'm so glad I'm no longer a fan of Jason as Sonic. Most Jason fans who likes him as Sonic are really lame. They rigged the polls here and talk crap about Ryan and Roger and are even doing petitions to bring him back. It's getting stupid.
Werehog655
said at 12:26 PM on Mon Jan 9 2012
@akmaldanish
Don't you think you being a bit too judgmental? There are probably about 2-3 at the most who have rigged the polls here, 99% of the Jason fans would never do that. And if you remember back in 2005-2006, most Ryan fans sign a petition to get him back, so it is understandable for Jason fans to do the same. I for one am a huge Jason fan, I would love for him to come back, but I (like most Jason fans) are alright with the new cast. I think Roger is doing a fine job, and Ryan back then did... alright. So don't call us all trolls for liking Jason: Ryan fans were the same, and Roger fans will be the same once Sega replaces this cast.
XxDream
said at 11:30 PM on Mon Jan 9 2012
@Werehog655 I love u~
MilanTheVillain01
said at 11:58 PM on Fri Dec 30 2011
Roger Craig Smith, 'nuff said.

Something that Sega/Sonic Team should've done in Sonic Generations (if there weren't so many missed opportunities, story-wise) would be if you were in Crisis City, if Roger Craig Smith was to randomly say, "The whole city's on fire!!" & "That tornado's carrying a car!"
XxDream
said at 3:23 AM on Sun Dec 25 2011
1.Jason Griffith
2.Ryan Drummond
3.Jaleel white
4.Roger Craig smith
I didn't had time for reasons.
iimpulse
said at 1:20 AM on Wed Dec 21 2011
Roger Craig Smith's voice is too cheesy and American for Sonic. Jason Griffith was probably the best, and should still have the job.
XxDream
said at 3:44 PM on Mon Dec 26 2011
@iimpulse NoW what's with the hate on Roger,he did a good job as sonic.
VoiceFan
said at 1:08 AM on Sun Jan 8 2012
@iimpulse "Too American for Sonic"? Isn't that how Sonic is supposed to sound?
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:08 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
@iimpulse And that reasoning doesn't even make sense...
akmaldanish
said at 11:32 PM on Fri Dec 16 2011
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Blah. Blah, Blah we all have opinions , fighting over it just lame. I used to be one of those morons who thrash others for not having my opinions but I decided to grow up. Besides, I hardly even play Sonic anymore.
SonicRyan1992
said at 5:05 AM on Tue Dec 13 2011
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1.Ryan Drummond---9/10-he's got that spirit, energy and excitement and he's fun to quote. he's the kind of guy who can convince you to run a marathon without even bringing it up.
2.Jaleel White---8/10-he's quite the joker, and he's very fitting for a 90s kid rebel. he was pure positive entertainment.
3.Roger Craig Smith---7/10-very professional, and can emote very well, definitely a warm welcome for him.
4.Jason Griffith---5/10-this is very divided for me due to him being like Matthew Brodrick (no emotion) until 2007 where he became more like Roger, I have to keep his stupider performances in mind here.
5.Samuel Vincent---4/10 good singer but i find it uncomfortable to listen to as a Sonic singing voice.
6.Martin Burke---2/10 i could do better while hammered and with a bad cold, i'm not joking here.
SonicRyan1992
said at 5:08 AM on Tue Dec 13 2011
@SonicRyan1992 okay. that was a bit harsh of me to say that about Burke but i hope those were one-take-only script-reading like Griffith in Sonic Riders.
SLEDGERAID
said at 3:39 AM on Sun Dec 11 2011
As the years went by the voice changes matched Sonic's aging well everyone does a damn good job with sonic here (no disrespect to Mr. Burke but he wasnt all that great) But I think my favorite Sonic voice would have to be Jason Griffith he sound the most perfect. On a side note If you hear 4kids voice actors outside of 4kids tv they sound super excellent in my opinion so just blame 4kids tv for giving the 4kids voice actors a bad name.
nationalguard5
said at 2:44 PM on Sun Nov 27 2011
1. jason griffith---there's no doubt he is the best sonic actor.
2. Roger Smith---he retains the coolness of sonic.
3. Ryan Drummond---pretty good.
4. Jaeel White---badass=good
5. samuel vincent---who knew sonic could sing? That's pretty cool.
6. Martin Burke---??? He stinks. Makes sonic sound slightly british.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:33 PM on Sun Oct 30 2011
Roger clip updated!
RabidSonicFan
said at 2:37 PM on Sun Oct 30 2011
Jaleel White - Jaleel was great; especially considering that Sonic was somewhat of a wisecracking egomaniac at the time (because Sega Does What Nintendon't!).
Samuel Vincent - Well, he's just a singing voice, but if his job was to sound like Jaleel White... couldn't he, you know... sound like Jaleel White?
Martin Burke - I honestly can't really decide on my opinion for this voice. It's probably the worst Sonic voice... but it's so hammy that it's hilarious and I love the movie, SOOO...
Ryan Drummond - I know that everyone loves Mr. Drummond and as far as the actual voice goes, so do I, but... To be honest, I thought his actual acting was pretty bad (often horrible) until Sonic Battle and onward.
Jason Griffith - I like the voice, it definitely sounds... unique and I never thought his acting was all that bad except for Sonic 06 (but honestly, who was really trying during that game) and it got even better in Unleashed (as far as Normal Sonic goes) and Black Knight.
Roger Craig Smith - These clips are from Alton Towers, not Colors and even Roger himself makes fun of these later; he also uses a similar voice in Free Riders, where it sounds somewhat like he's trying to impress Griffith or something. Really hammy. In Colors and Generations he uses a deeper voice (which took some time to get used to, but it grew on me) and the acting is probably the best out of these, as far as the Video Game Sonics go.
thecreator
said at 2:56 AM on Sat Oct 29 2011
Jaleel.......I am incredibly sorry....just watched some Sonic Generations Cutscenes.....RCS is perfect for the job.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 6:27 PM on Mon Oct 24 2011
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Regardless of what I or what others think of his Sonic, I kind of think Jason Griffith being 20 votes ahead of Ryan Drummond and Jaleel White is kind of shocking. Guess Drummond and White aren't as popular as I would think (Roger's my favorite, though).
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:39 PM on Mon Oct 24 2011
@ConfusedPhantom Believe me, they are; it's just that people have been rigging the polls and attracting 4Kids fanboys to the site. Game-wise, I'm pretty sure Jason Griffith is actually the least popular Sonic voice.
Werehog655
said at 1:31 PM on Wed Oct 26 2011
@NCZ Sorry I don't want to start a fight, but you saying Jason Griffith is actually the least popular Sonic voice is your own opinion. Even if he's not the favorite Sonic all-in-all he I far from the least favorite.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:16 PM on Wed Oct 26 2011
@Werehog655 There is a difference. I didn't say that Jason Griffith was my least favourite (even though he is). "Least favourite" is an opinion. "Least popular" is fact. I can safely say that from visiting multiple forums, the 4Kids voice actors are easily the most disliked among fans.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 5:28 PM on Wed Oct 26 2011
@Werehog655 Or at least one of the least popular.
Werehog655
said at 8:31 AM on Thu Oct 27 2011
@NCZ
@ConfusedPhantom
If you say so, I can respect that.
edward18
said at 3:29 PM on Mon Oct 17 2011
Ryan Drummond by far. Griffith did get better but never managed to get to his level. Roger is way too..uh...I just think I need to hear a script other than Colors in order to really decide on that. Colors had one of the most embarassingly kiddified scripts I'd seen in the series and Sonic's personality really got on my nerves in that game.

Jaleel is fine for the cartoon Sonic but I would never want him voicing Classic GAME Sonic. He is not the game Sonic at all.
CantiRockits
said at 1:04 PM on Thu Oct 13 2011
For retro Sonic (like SatAM and Underground) definitely Jaleel White. He's classic and nailed it. For an older Sonic, Drummond. The clips here don't really do his work justice. Griffith didn't sound "cool" enough for Sonic and Smith lacked that certain nasally quality that all of the other Sonics had. As for Burke...no, god no, never.
-VEGA-
said at 1:17 PM on Tue Oct 4 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Jaleel White rocks!
Woterx
said at 3:52 PM on Mon Oct 3 2011
ok hold up yall!! its all about JALEEL WHITE! hes the original sonic voice!! nun of these guys doesn't even compare!! the other guys voices through the hole sonic feel off..
pro1137
said at 7:57 PM on Wed Sep 28 2011
Now I'm just gonna say a few things.

I personally think that Jason Griffith was one of the best voice actors that SEGA ever had. Not only did he voice Sonic, but Shadow, and Jet too. He was just amazing for all of them.

Dummond was good, but he got annoying after a while..

Roger Craig Smith is really good, but not Griffith good. Sonic is 20 now, it's no wonder why he's ok as a voice actor
StarShooter
said at 1:22 PM on Tue Sep 27 2011
For me, it's a tie beetween Ran Drummond and Jason Griffith. Honestly, I can't decide beetween them. Ryan sounds more high pitched but still well fitting, while Griffith sounds more cool.

Roger Craig Smith sounds a bit too old for Sonic, but that does not mean he sucks.

Jaleel White were just perfect as the cartoony Sonic, he definetivly rocks.

Samuel Vincent is... okay. I really liked his singing voice, but he is not better than White.

Martin Burke is the worst, he sounds like a Big Joke.

said at 3:23 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
Guys! steve ercal is sonics voice! xD xD xD!
Neosz369
said at 4:33 AM on Mon Sep 5 2011
Ryan would be great for the older Sonic, and Jaleel would be good for the younger cartoony Sonic. Griffith didn't do well at first, but improved over time. In my opinion, I think Quinton Flynn should take a crack at voicing Sonic
Fortenium
said at 2:39 AM on Sat Sep 3 2011
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Ryan Drummond gets my vote. Jason Griffith was easily one of the worst voice actors for Sonic, and Roger Craig Smith is my second favourite voice actor listed for Sonic (makes Sonic sound a bit older than before). The worst is probably Samuel Vincent. I didn't think anyone could sink lower than Jason Griffith, but I was indeed wrong.
TheUltimatePhantom1
said at 7:14 PM on Thu Sep 1 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
GRIFFITH!!!
PusoPimp
said at 4:31 PM on Thu Aug 18 2011
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
I thought I'd do a top 6 since that seems to be what everybody's doing:

1. Ryan Drummond: He plain and simply nailed this, the voice fit the character perfectly, and he did pretty well with the acting most of the time

2. Roger Craig Smith: To be fair, I haven't picked up Sonic Colors yet, but the more I hear of him, the better he sounds. He, along with the rest of the new cast are probably the best the series has seen in the acting department, the voice was a bit of a turn off at first, but like I said, the more I hear, the more I love it, maybe he'd have been number 1 on my list of I'd played Colors or Free Riders

3. Jaleel White: He did well in the role he was first given, the goofy voice fit well with the goofy series. I thought once he was given the role in SatAm though, it was a bit of a miscast, he voice made him tough to take seriously, and since unlike AoStH and Sonic Underground, it really did take itself very seriously, it was a bit of a bomb. Plus he really suffered the same problems most on screen actors do when they transition to the world of Voice, which is mainly why Sonic was his only voice role (I think) In short, he did pretty well, great fit in AoSth, and pretty good for a simple cartoon VA, but I wouldn't put him in the games.

4. Martin Burke: He did good too to me, he voice was a good fit, better than Jaleel his predecessor, and his acting was pretty good too, the only thing is, he sounds rather aged somehow, I don't know, but that's a bit of a turn off.

5. Jason Griffith: He nailed the voice as well as it can be nailed, sounds like he was attempting to emulate Drummond, and actually came out with a better voice, so the problem; HE NEEDS A DAMN ACTING CLASS, his acting was so god awful, at times I found myself blushing, because I was actually embarrassed to be playing the games, especially in Secret rings. Many great Voice Actors, including (but SERIOUSLY NOT limited too) Scott McNeil, Vic Mignogna, Richard Ian Cox, and even a man on this list, Sam Vincent have said this, it is called Voice ACTING, and the latter is a lot more important to be able to do, a lot of people think they'd be a good voice actor because they can do a lot of crazy voices, and while that is a great talent, it's not enough to make it, a lot of guys like Johnny Yong Bosch, Kirby Morrow, and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (my spelling there is likely off) have made some impressive careers for themselves and they don't have any voice but there own to use (except Kirby, who apparently has more but doesn't use them much), this is a fundamental rule about voice acting, in a podcast I listen too at times called voiceprint with Trevor Devall and guests where they interview VAs, there's a segment where he asks the VAs he interviews what advice they have for aspiring VAs, almost every one of them say this, and it's one of the first things they say, and Jason Griffith, along with most of the VAs 4Kids employs, seem to completely not only ignore this, the golden rule of voice acting, BUT THEY COMPLETELY DO THE OPPOSITE, in conclusion, Jason seems to have no foundation in acting, and that makes him damn near unlistenable. Obviously since the clip here is short, you don't really see that, which is likely why he's placed at number 1 in voting. To this day I still lay awake some nights wondering why in the hell 4Kids gave him the role of Sonic in Sonic X over Ryan Drummond

6. Sam Vincent: Now, I know what you're probably thinking, I just called him great in the previous, so why is he last, well A. He's a great voice actor, not really a great singer B. The idea of Sonic singing is absolutely repulsive. Much respect as I have for Sam, I can't honestly say here that he's even better than Jason.
Belial Edge
said at 3:32 AM on Fri Oct 14 2011
@PusoPimp

I think Drummond just needs to work on it more, cuz his voice in Sonic Heroes sounds HELLA cheesy to me in a lame superhero fashion, and the damn script is screwed up in SA2.

As by far, nearly NO ONE I've seen has made a bash at Jaleel White.

Also Griffith and Smith ironically have the most controversy on the voices by far. There's one side who hates Smith while the other just hates Griffith.
PusoPimp
said at 9:03 AM on Tue Nov 1 2011
@Belial Edge You think so? To be fair I've only played Heroes a little because my disc got badly scratched.

Well, I wasn't really bashing Jaleel White, as I said, I thought he did well in AoStH and Sonic Underground, I simply think that voice was a little hard to take seriously, and in a series like SatAM that really took itself seriously that was a problem. But would you turn the job down? It's more the voice directors that screwed up there, and I wouldn't put him in the games, mainly because he wouldn't fit outside a campy 90s cartoon.

Yes they do, with Griffith that's deservedly so, the voices he put out for both Sonic and Shadow were pretty damn near perfect, as close to perfect as they come. If he had any acting ability at all he would have been great for it, but he didn't. The voice was so perfect though, that I would be surprised if there weren't people who disagree with the decision to replace him.

Personally I blame 4Kids a little more than I blame Griffith. If you've ever seen the Japanese version of Sonic X (if your a Sonic fan and you haven't I reccomend you check it out) you'll kinda see how much 4Kids altered it to seemingly purposely make it cheesy as hell. I'm also a pretty big anime fan, and I've seen a lot of the voice actors associated with 4Kids in Slayers, and one thing I noticed right away, they could actually act! Seriosly, they had VAs like Eric Stuart and Lisa Ortiz on that that I thought were horrible, but with the right directors they actually were pretty good.

As for Smith, I think 40% of the reason people hate on him is because he's very different from the rest, the does reming me of Martin Burke a little in some lines don't know why, but nobody's used to a voice like that. Another 40% are probably nostalgists who wouldn't exept anybody as the voice of Sonic, and 10% are people that pay more attention to the voice than the acting. He's not perfect, but I think he's good, and as I said, the more I hear of him the more I like him.
Belial Edge
said at 7:59 PM on Tue Nov 1 2011
@PusoPimp Indeed I can tell, but so far I find Griffith and Smith to be the best so far.

Griffith adds a "Serious Johnny Yong Bosch" touch to Sonic's voice(which doesn't fit Jun'ichi Kanemaru's tone much), but Smith makes the delivery of his lines match his seiyuu, only the voice doesn't.
PusoPimp
said at 1:16 PM on Thu Nov 3 2011
@Belial Edge Well. Jason and Ryan used almost identical voices for him, I just think Ryan was better at acting him out.

Johnny Yong Bosch? Seriously? I guess kinda higher voice that Jason used is tough to compare to freakin' Ichigo (though unlike Jason, Johnny is like 10x better when playing the villain characters, Jason's Shadow was atrocious) but whatever, I sorta see your point, the problem there is, Sonic isn't the most serious character in the world.

Personally I think let Junichi be Junichi and let Roger be Roger. Truthfully I think the voice Roger uses is better, really captures that wise ass side of Sonic well, and is serious when it needs to be. Roger seems to be the first VA since Drummond that seems to get Sonic isn't the most serious character in the world, and it helps his performance well.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:04 PM on Mon Jul 11 2011
Hey guys, if you'd like to do any big discussions, I've started a thread in the forums for that purpose. You can still comment here if you want to state your opinion, but any huge conversations should go there.
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15222
Ninjaman15
said at 11:33 AM on Fri Jul 8 2011
Honestly, I grew up with both Drummond and Burke (don't yell at me :[) as a kid, so it can be more the merrier for even those who don't agree... But here's how I really rank all of them:

1. Ryan Drummond
2. Roger Craig Smith
3. Jaleel White
4. Jason Griffith: Don't get me wrong, I absolutely like Griffith's voice, but at times, some of his lines sound a tad bit cheesy (I tend to blame Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic 06, as I found both installments to be atrocious)
5. Martin Burke
6. Samuel Vincent: Does he truly count even by today's standards? He only does Sonic's singing voice, and some of us all know how Underground wasn't as good as AOSTH or even SaTAM...

But all and all, this is my opinion... Simple as that, correct?
Belial Edge
said at 3:27 AM on Fri Oct 14 2011
@Ninjaman15 I think outta all the voices for Sonic, White, Griffith, Drummond and Smith were the best.

Drummond I hafta admit fits Sonic's JPN voice quite well, Jaleel White did he own unique take, Griffith put up a more serious impact on Soinc's voice(sorta like hearing an angry Johnny Yong Bosch), Smith made Sonic sound as cocky as Jun'ichi Kanemaru once more, who's his seiyuu.
Werehog655
said at 11:44 PM on Thu Jul 7 2011
1.Jason Griffith: He is the Sonic I've grown up with. He made Sonic the cocky, smartass teenager (15 year old) that he should be. He (my opinion) is the perfect Sonic.
2. Roger Craig Smith: Not a bad choice by Sega, but I think he is the least fitting voice for sonic. He's in second place though because he is a good actor, and in Colors when Sonic attacks: it sounds like Jason.
3. Ryan Drummand: He was alright.... I give him credit of doing a great job in Adventures 2 but everywhere else was kind of iffy. Sonic shouldn't become my least favorite character in Heroes when i was 11 years old...
4. Jaleel White: Awesome job in AOSTH, but his "WOO"s sound fake. The clips above sound kinda annoying though....
5. Martin Burke: Did fine in the Movie, but still annoying, and it is best he isn't in the video games.
Mephilez
said at 5:14 AM on Thu Jul 7 2011
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Sonic's voice ages with him, in which i kinda admire about it.

Unlike Mario..... always the same..... kinda creepy

Anyway

1 Ryan Drummond (Made sonic awesome, young, hip, and the positive show-offy hedgehog we all know and love)
2 Roger Craig Smith (nice mature, keeps the same positives Ryan had with out the teen-angst that Jason had)
3 Jason (Well........ not sure what to say, um he made sonic become the modern... no that was Ryan...)
4 Jaleel/Samuel ( Best old times Sonic's you can never forget)
5 Martin Brute (famous lines from the anime, but was a little jerk)
Belial Edge
said at 5:11 AM on Mon Jul 4 2011
I personality like how the VA changes effected Sonic through out these times, cause it feels like HE ACTUALLY grew up with us. Sorta like this:

Ryan Drummond' Sonic seems around 12-14 years old.

By the time Sonic hit 15-17, Jason Griffith's voice pops in.

Nowadays, Roger Craig Smith now makes Sonic sound 18-19.
Truesonic
said at 12:08 PM on Wed Jul 6 2011
@Belial Edge

Except Sonic is still 15 Years old he never ages....
Belial Edge
said at 3:24 AM on Fri Oct 14 2011
@Truesonic True thing XP
TheUltimatePhantom1
said at 3:03 AM on Sat Oct 22 2011
@Belial Edge According to the Sonic Generations interview, he's 20..
Sonic_Blaze
said at 12:30 AM on Sun Jun 26 2011
Although I like Sonic and his VA's work I like Ryan and Roger more than Jason. Reason being is that nowadays people are complaining about roger's voice reel and want Jason back but I think Jason's is a little overrated nowadays. that's why I choose to go with Ryan or Roger just to support them.
ninjinister
said at 12:04 AM on Mon Jun 20 2011
I haven't played any of the games that Roger's in but the clip here sounds decent. A lot like Jason's Sonic, actually.
enerjak
said at 5:18 AM on Tue Jun 7 2011
OK, maybe Jason was annoying but I prefer him to the others. When I first heard Roger as Sonic I nearly threw up!
pokemastanumba1
said at 5:40 AM on Thu Jun 9 2011
@enerjak Again, give Roger a better chance. After all, SEGA hand-picked him to voice Sonic. I don't think it's fair for people to hate him so much after just 2 measly games.
AMT
said at 2:22 PM on Sun Jun 12 2011
@pokemastanumba1 Nor was it fair for ppl to judge even the 4kids cast after the first episode of sonic X, but these things are gonna happen. Just gotta let it be, u cant change his mind for him.
OmegaRider99
said at 1:03 AM on Wed Jun 1 2011
Jason Griffith and Ryan Drummond both good just awesome

Roger Craig Smith bad that's horrible awful
NintendoNate25
said at 4:47 PM on Wed Jun 1 2011
@OmegaRider99 Care to elaborate on why you hate Roger Smith so much?
OmegaRider99
said at 7:57 PM on Wed Jun 1 2011
@NintendoNate25 yes I don't like because I hate 4kids and Studiopolis inc I know Jason Griffith is 4kids but Like Jason and Ryan also I hate Deidara from Naruto anime
NintendoNate25
said at 9:07 PM on Wed Jun 1 2011
@OmegaRider99 o_0 That still doesn't explain why you hate Roger the person though.
OmegaRider99
said at 9:47 PM on Wed Jun 1 2011
@NintendoNate25 yeah I don't like Roger sound awful and I hate Naruto anime I not watching anymore
satoshi
said at 10:46 PM on Sat Jun 4 2011
@OmegaRider99
Not really giving him or Studiopolis a fair chance just because you don't like the show.
OmegaRider99
said at 2:47 PM on Sun Jun 5 2011
@satoshi not I hate Studiopolis and just happen Digimon Data Squad why Bomber Nanimon change color called Citramon maybe is fake like 4kids also delete Riceball Pokemon also Sandwich is fake not real also I hate 4kids too this is for mr.Popo its Black not Blue and also I don't like Roger Craig Smith as Sonic that's awful better Jason Griffith and Ryan Drummond
Truesonic
said at 7:24 PM on Sun Jun 5 2011
@OmegaRider99

Wait I'm confused do you hate Roger's Sonic Voice or the actor Roger Himself? o.O
OmegaRider99
said at 8:44 PM on Sun Jun 5 2011
@Truesonic yes I hate Roger as Sonic sound bad I don't like better Jason Griffith and Ryan Drummond as Sonic much better sound good
pokemastanumba1
said at 5:03 AM on Thu Jun 9 2011
@OmegaRider99 Geez, Roger's only voiced Sonic for like, 2 games thus far. The least you can do is give him more time and a much fairer chance.

And Deidara's a completely different character that has absolutely nothing to do with Sonic. While Deidara has never been nor will ever be one of Roger's greatest VA roles, that's no good reason to hate Roger himself.
Truesonic
said at 9:02 AM on Thu Jun 9 2011
@OmegaRider99

I like Jason's Sonic voice best too but I still don't understand why you hate Roger himself...I understand you don't like his Sonic voice but how come you don't like him in person as an actor I mean? o_O
OmegaRider99
said at 2:33 AM on Sat Jun 11 2011
@Truesonic yes I don't like Roger himself I don't buy the game also I like Jason and Ryan I have Sonic Adventure 2 Battle,Sonic Heroes I like Ryan Drummond and Sonic Riders and Sonic Unleashed I have Gamecube and Wii game disk also my favorite Jason Anthony Griffith I buy forgot Sonic and the Secret Rings and the Black Knight for Wii also I don't have Sonic Adventure DX and Shadow the Hedgehog 2005 I buy for eBay
Truesonic
said at 9:38 AM on Sat Jun 11 2011
@OmegaRider99

Okay I understand now...It's opinion I'll respect that 0_o I like Jason too.
warrior3
said at 4:05 PM on Thu Oct 20 2011
@OmegaRider99 Deidara is an awesome character. I hate haters like you. >.
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:14 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
@OmegaRider99 You still haven't explained why you don't like Roger himself.
@Truesonic You do realize that you're only encouraging people to hate on a certain actor(s) for no good reason, don't you?
Truesonic
said at 7:22 PM on Tue Aug 14 2012
@pokemastanumba1

Um...I'm not encouraging him or anyone else...I was just asking him why he didn't likeRoger? As for me I don't hate Roger...I may not like his Sonic voice but that doesn't mean I hate him, he is a good actor IMO. :/
IblisAngel
said at 2:31 PM on Sun Oct 21 2012
@OmegaRider99 I totally agree roger craig smith sucks for sonic
SmartyBoyboy
said at 4:19 PM on Sun May 29 2011
Understandably, each actor has been providing his own take on the Blue Blur's voice. Here are my rankings for each:

1. Roger Craig Smith - There's been some controversy since the Alton Towers incident, but it got better over time. To me, he makes perfect sense for Sonic's voice. I like the energy and attitude he puts into the hedgehog.

2. Jaleel White - He gave him the hipster jive for the 90s cartoons, and is even returning for Sonic's voice in the live-action/CGI fan film, to much fanfare.

3. Jason Griffith - Now, I actually like this guy. I believe his voice added more attitude Drummond couldn't quite achieve and made it more teenage; his Werehog was great, especially in all the growls and screams. I have heard all the backlash surrounding this guy, just because of 4Kids' bad reputation in English dubs. I just wondering what the hell was going on with Sega when they decided replaced the voice actors without fair warning, and declined to tell them they got fired.

4. Samuel Vincent - What a singing voice, considering it coming from a guy who voiced "Double-D"!

5. Ryan Drummond - I haven't actually cared for Drummond's voice enough to notice the change. I mean, he provided the kickstart for Sonic's voice; I just think he's okay.

6. Martin Burke - This voice is pretty strange and unfitting for the role. I don't know what to say on this one; he's from Ireland, and he was around 15(?) when he voiced him.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:48 PM on Sun May 29 2011
@SmartyBoyboy
To answer a few things:
1. Martin Burke's birthdate being 1984 is incorrect, unless he entered university at 3. I've updated it accordingly.
http://www.linkedin.com/in/mwburke

2. The 4Kids cast were replaced because their contract expired. They weren't just fired for no good reason. And, since (to be brutally honest) most Sonic fans disliked them (I thought they were all right; they weren't the best but I could live with them), clearly Sega decided it would be better to have a fresh start, since reverting to the old cast would have only caused further problems. They still could have told them first (repeating their mistake with the original cast), but hey.
pokemastanumba1
said at 5:10 AM on Thu Jun 9 2011
@SmartyBoyboy You're saying that you dislike Drummond just because you never noticed he was the original? As a matter of fact, that's a reason why people SHOULD support him; the originals are (usually) the greatest, and you should feel bad for him that he was replaced. :'(
SmartyBoyboy
said at 6:46 PM on Sun Jun 26 2011
@NCZ They're not really that bad; I just ranked them really low.
SmartyBoyboy
said at 8:18 PM on Tue Jul 12 2011
@SmartyBoyboy Oh, If Paula Arundell (Sonic Sydney) and Keiko Utoku (Sonic CD) were on this list they'd be somewhere between Drummond and Burke.
ShupaRoeh
said at 11:08 PM on Mon Jan 30 2012
@SmartyBoyboy no martin burke isnt irish. some wrong info
Beau
said at 12:54 PM on Wed May 25 2011
Sonic has been voiced by a lot of cool people. Jaleel I grew up with and he was awesome, I'd find it interesting to hear him in a game, grunts and all, it's hard to compare him to the rest just because he hasn't done a modern Sonic game.

I quite like Ryan Drummond and he was good for the role but I know he's not my favourite. Jason is awesome, I haven't got many of his games as Sonic, but he was awesome in Sonic X. It's a shame he was in a lot of games that got bad reviews.

I really like Roger Craig Smith and am looking forward to hearing more of him, I thought he was excellent in Colours and has fitted into the role very well. And I actually think he's my favourite in this very tough competition. So mine goes:
4) Ryan
3) Jaleel
2) Jason
1) Roger
TheBlackHawk
said at 12:59 PM on Sun May 15 2011
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1. Ryan Drummond - I feel that he was the absolute perfect Sonic voice actor.
2. Jaleel White - I grew up hearing this voice in the cartoon. "When it comes to speed, I can't be beat; I'm faster than lightning, faster than heat; I'm so fast, I burn up the street! Ain't that mondo sweet~?" (Sonic's poem for Sally)
3. Roger Craig Smith - I think he's turning out to be an awesome Sonic! "I did a little shopping, grabbed a bite to eat, and TRASHED a giant, killer robot."
4. Jason Anthony Griffith - I actually like this from the very beginning with Sonic X. While I don't think he's as fitting as Ryan Drummond, I still think he was very fitting.
5. Samuel Vincent - Wow! Sonic's a good singer!
6. Martin Burke - I don't think his voice was very fitting for Sonic, but, for some reason, I liked it.
Sonic_Blaze
said at 6:31 PM on Thu May 5 2011
Drummonds sounds best but though I noticed his was compiled of short phrases while Jason's has actual 3 full lines. Drummond has like choppy quick snarky attitude ones but only one or two full lines here and there. I think he should get one more line in to even the amount with Jason or so.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:06 PM on Thu May 5 2011
@Sonic_Blaze If you go to Ryan's page, he has some lines of full dialogue from Heroes and Adventure 1.
myopinion1
said at 8:22 PM on Tue May 3 2011
Im votin' for Burke just to give him a vote.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:18 AM on Thu May 5 2011
@myopinion1 It's not good to give out "pity votes"; please vote for your real favourite.
myopinion1
said at 4:42 PM on Fri May 6 2011
@NCZ OK then, Smith gets my vote!
myopinion1
said at 8:17 PM on Tue May 3 2011
The drummond clip doesnt do him justice. Replace it, so we can here a better voice!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:37 AM on Wed May 4 2011
@myopinion1 Why doesn't it do him justice? If you go to his page, you can hear more.
myopinion1
said at 4:52 PM on Wed May 4 2011
@NCZ Replace it with the original sonic adventure clip.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:28 PM on Wed May 4 2011
@myopinion1 There's nothing wrong with this one, as far as I can tell. The Sonic Adventure clip is on Ryan's page.
myopinion1
said at 7:46 AM on Thu May 5 2011
I HAVE THE GAMECUBE VERSION of this game! On multiplayer, The "Let's do this" sounds like Griffith, because it is good. On a different note, was Griffith copying drummond.
Truesonic
said at 12:12 PM on Thu May 5 2011
@myopinion1

Jason didn't copy Ryan and ryan vocied Sonic From The Adventure Games - Advance

Personally I agree with NCZ There's nothing wrong with the clip :| it's clear,you can hear it properly ad you can vocie your opinion on whetever you like the voice or not, you can always have a listen to the Adventure one if you got to the video game section.
myopinion1
said at 7:11 PM on Wed Apr 30 2014
@Truesonic Again, don't even know what I was thinking back then.
myopinion1
said at 5:22 PM on Tue May 3 2011
Smith for the win!
Vincent for the loss.
Griffith for the save.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 1:30 AM on Wed Apr 13 2011
Roger Craig Smith was the only one who got Sonic right for me. It's ironic people say (and SEGA apparently) that he sounds older than previous actors. ...all I hear is a deeper voice than the previous actors. Oddly enough, he sounds younger to me compared to the likes of at least Jason Griffith, who sounds like a mellow 20 year old to me (and he sounds a lot higher than Roger). Roger's got the right energy, and above all else, his voice brings the best out of Sonic. He's spry, loose, confident, and just pretty comfortable with the role. For the first time, I don't have to worry about the quality of the voice work and watch Sonic be Sonic.
Sonic_Blaze
said at 5:48 PM on Tue Mar 29 2011
IF there are any Jason fans still here (that was stupid to even begin with since I'm surrounded with blatant Jason fans here) anyhow if you want to keep supporting him go watch his webseries Casters.
akmaldanish
said at 8:20 AM on Sun Mar 20 2011
I'm still surprise that many are hatin on griffith. People should grow up. I didnt really like Jason at first. I felt like he was okay though. But I never whined about it. I was okay with him voicing Sonic. Ryan was the best for me until I heard Griffith in Black Knight and Unleashed. He was better than Ryan in my opinion. Even Spax3 himself now prefer Jason over Ryan( But now prefers Roger over Jason). My youtube firend said Sonic was never meant to sound like Jason because 4kids cast him, not Sega. How silly and ridiculous to say. Who is he to judge a character that's not his? Besides, from what I read, a producer and a representative from Sega had help 4kids cast most of the characters (Jason included). But whatever. That's not the problem here. To hate someone comepletely as a PERSON (Not saying my internet friend hated Jason as a person cuz he does not) is the most absurd thing anyone can do as a modern human being. It just shows their lack of rational thought. Besides, voices dont matter that much anyway. Gameplay does. And people are willing to go as far as to hate a person completely or even send DEATH THREATS! Than they shouldnt be Sonic fans. Face it people, Sonic characters are meant for us to PLAY! Not to listen to the voices. Voices are need simply for characters personality. And if you are ignorant enough to think you know if the voices does not belong to the character as if the chracters are YOURS!!! Then your greatly misinformed. Its not our decision to make people its Sega's. Ryan became my LEAST favourite Sonic voice prior to listening to Griffith performance in Unleashed and Black Knight. But even if he were to return, I see no point into crying over such a small matter. It just makes stuff worst. Now, ROGER is my most favourite, but even so Im still okay with ANYONE voicing Sonic. The only people who should be celebrating this is people like ME. Roger C. Smith fans, bcause we are his fans and are blessed to have him voice Sonic. Whenever the Ryan Stereotype fans celebrate this (or at least some or more of them) they are simply being cruel to Jason. Man, although Ryan is my LEAST favourite Sonic, sometimes I wish Sega never replaced him just for the sake of people to stop whining about the voices.
akmaldanish
said at 5:59 AM on Sat Mar 19 2011
Okay, why is it everytime I login my account I suddenly get logged OUT of it, everytime I want to explore thie website, and have to login again and again and again?
Truesonic
said at 1:31 PM on Sat Mar 19 2011
@akmaldanish

I know the same thing is happening to me too :| and It's annoying Plus I use Firefox however if I don't interact with the website for a while or of I don't go to another page It automatically logs me off I'm not sure why...

But perhaps you should discuss and talk about this more on the Forums and The Moderators and Creaters may help you as well as others I plan to discuss about this too.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:49 AM on Tue Apr 26 2011
@akmaldanish This isn't really on-topic at all, but if you log into the forums it won't log you off. Yes, I'm certain this is a tactic to encourage forum use (and, looking over this page, it'd better work).
akmaldanish
said at 1:12 AM on Thu Mar 17 2011
Appearantly more people like Jason the best. However, I prefer Roger more. But that's just my opinion though.
myopinion1
said at 8:16 PM on Tue May 3 2011
@akmaldanish I agree. Jason is second only to Roger.
akmaldanish
said at 12:16 AM on Thu Mar 17 2011
Ryan Drummond use to be my favourite and I felt Jason as Sonic was okay. However, after I heard Jason in Black Knight and Unleashed, HE became my favourite. So many Ryan stereotype fans cant handle the fact that Jason has improved ALOT! It was far better than Ryan Drummond in my opinion. No wonder Jason is has so many votes. As for Roger, well, when I first heard him I thought his voice was too deep. But after awhile I got used to him to the point I LIKE him. Now, ROGER is my favourite Sonic voice and the best in my opinion XD
Sonic_Blaze
said at 5:45 PM on Tue Mar 29 2011
@akmaldanish Drummond is still my favorite because of this line only : TERIAAAAAAA!
~s1lv3rblaz3 was here
BlueSkySlash
said at 8:45 PM on Wed Mar 16 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Here's my preference:

1. Roger Craig Smith

He seems to be the most suitable choice to do Sonic’s voice. He gives Sonic a suitable amount of energy, but sounds like he can deliver lines in a serious way when needed. And he can be sarcastic and cocky like he was in Sonic Colors, and while I don't prefer that style of Sonic, at least he can do a good job acting like that to please AOSTH fans. He hasn’t been in too many games so far and I can’t give him a final judgment. But overall, I feel he has great potential to be the best Sonic out there.

2. Ryan Drummond:

If it wasn't for Smith, I would immediately say Drummond has the best Sonic voice. However, while I love his voice, his acting was a little awkward and mediocre at times. This is noticeable in Sonic Adventure, where his talent was somewhat lacking. The same goes for Sonic Shuffle. He improved a little in Sonic Adventure 2, but he still had a few lines that needed more work. It was Sonic Heroes when he improved quite noticeably. This is where he truly shined in terms of giving Sonic an energetic voice. He can also say a few lines in a calm tone, such as the "I'll be waiting." line in the voice demo sample. He performed very good in the other games he was in until he was replaced. So overall, I feel he was a great Sonic voice, he just needed some improvement in the acting department.

3. Jaleel White:

White's Sonic voice was pretty good, though I always thought he made Sonic a tad annoying in some areas. But I have heard of clips of him sounding serious when needed, and he does an adequate job. He basically brings out the stuck-up cocky attitude of Sonic. Again, I never saw the appeal of that side of Sonic, but noneoftheless, Jaleel White did a good job as Sonic.

4. Jason Griffith

Now some of the things I'm going to say here are going to cause people to hate me. I never liked Jason as Sonic. His voice never did it for me. His performance in Sonic X was mediocre at best (this may be the voice directors fault on that though) and he did an awkward job as Sonic in Shadow The Hedgehog and Sonic Riders. His acting and tone was poor in Sonic 06 ("ThAT torNAdo's cARRying a CAR." and that infamous laugh of his with Elise...) and Sonic Rush. He sounded like he was talking in front of 4 year old kids in those 2 games. There was barely any emotion or character to his talent.

HOWEVER, he did improve a little bit in Secret Rings, and did a pretty good job in Sonic Unleashed. Not exactly Grade-A material, but his voice was definitely a step in the right direction for Unleashed. I never played Sonic and the Black Knight, so I can't comment on his acting there, but from what I heard he did fine there as well. Unleashed and Black Knight proves that he CAN be a decent Sonic voice. I think the main problem I had in regards to Griffith was his performance as Sonic in the early games, and Sonic X, was just not that good. It's probably the voice direction that caused this, but I also think his lack of experience with Sonic early on was another reason, same goes with Ryan Drummond.

Anyways, he's an alright Sonic voice, but there were some times when he sounded bland to me. This is just my opinion, and I'll respect anyone else who thinks more highly of Jason than I do.

5. Martin Burke:

Pretty much the weakest Sonic voice out there. His voice was very unfitting for Sonic, as he sounded a bit like a cowboy for some reason. To be fair, the actor is Irish, so its understandable that he's not going to sound American like all the other actors were. Still, his effort didn't really pay off if you ask me. His acting wasn't much better, as he sounded static most of the time. He basically wasn't the right choice for the job in the Sonic OVA English dub.

6. Samuel Vincent

I'm not really counting him since its a singing voice. But it sounds very bad and annoying. It just doesn't sound good period.
Sonic_Blaze
said at 4:42 PM on Wed Mar 9 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Drummond for the win! TERIAAAAAAA!
Truesonic
said at 5:46 PM on Tue Mar 1 2011
Wait...scratch that last comment All the polls have been restarted not just Sonic ones...Whoa It's definately real voice compares now O_o...Well not all cheating was involved I think completley just the amount of results high in polls espcially this and others too
VSigma100
said at 7:42 PM on Mon Feb 28 2011
1 - Roger Craig Smith
2 - Ryan Drummond
3 - Martin Burke
4 - Jason Anthony Griffith
5 - Jaleel White
6 - Samuel Vincent
myopinion1
said at 8:20 PM on Tue May 3 2011
@VSigma100 No, it's
1. Roger Craig Smith.
2. Jason Anothony Griffith
3. Ryan Drummond
4. Jaleel White
5. Martin Burke
6. Sam Vincent

Really? you think burke is better than griffith?
Truesonic
said at 4:35 PM on Mon Feb 28 2011
Oh the polls have been restarted.......so it's more fairer this time around....I've already casted some of my votes though so that's half of my job done :) now for the rest

To think cheating was used last time but now....It's a real voice compare!
RedHumanJared15
said at 3:16 PM on Mon Feb 28 2011
Finally, the poll has been restarted! Whoever did it, I thank you... Now the users of this site can start anew with this voice compare! And by anew, I mean legit voting this time.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:03 AM on Mon Feb 28 2011
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
I know I've said previously that I couldn't make up my mind, but it's still very close. Well I've finally decided... and #1 goes to Ryan Drummond.

In my eyes, Ryan is the best Sonic. His voice fits, and he brought in great performances for Heroes and especially Adventure 2, in scenes where Sonic was supposed to be heroic, wisecracking, and even dramatic. I saw the cutscenes for the first Adventure when I was getting his sound clip, and really, outside of "watch out. you're gonna crash.", his acting wasn't too bad. Also, I give him props in that even though he loves Sonic and was disappointed that he's lost the role, he's moved on since then.

Second is Roger Craig Smith. Sonic Colours had excellent writing, and Roger succeeded in pulling it off. There's something a little bit "off" about his voice at first, but I actually think he sounds the closest to Junichi Kanemaru (who is third, overall).

Jason Griffith comes third. He sounds like a cross between Jaleel and Ryan, but his performance could sound cheesy at times (the Werehog's gruffness sounded extremely forced, and then there's his infamous laugh in Sonic 2006). I still like him, but those things hold him back.

Fourth is Jaleel White. I don't know how he'd play the modern Sonic, but he nailed classic Sonic.

Martin Burke is fifth. Yeah, his performance was pretty bad, but it's still better than...

Sam Vincent, who comes sixth. No offense to the guy, but Sonic should not sing. One of the key reasons why Underground was the weakest series. :
Sarge Ray
said at 2:35 PM on Thu Feb 24 2011
I'm giving the edge to J. Griff on this one. In my eye, he took a leaf from Ryan Drummond's book and yet managed to stand out on his own.

I'll give Roger credit for pulling a believable performance, but he just isn't Griffith.
Truesonic
said at 5:14 PM on Sun Feb 20 2011
@Musicguy

I'm a big fan of Jason too and I didn't have any problems from the beginning but honestly I didn't care much about the VAs then I honestly couldn't tell the difference between them though I noticed that some voices sounded different till I did some research I'm now good at telling different voices now I had no problems with the 4Kids Cast Though I wasn't sure about Rouge and Vector but then later I ended up loving them The Original Cast were good but lacked a few things in early games I'd say Adventure and Shuffle were the weakest performances for the OC

I agreed with SEGA I thought it was time for a change but I didn't like the way they got rid of The Original Cast without even telling them that was really harsh and bitter I thought they would at least get to work on the acting a bit more if they had more of a chance but I'd say they did well in all other games except Adventure and Shuffle.....Adventure 2 and Advance 3 were probably their best performances Heroes wasn't so bad well except for the lines they put me off for some strange reason :/.

The reason why I preferred Jason and the rest of the 4Kids Cast was because they could actually act out more and transform their voices into different tones, types of elements within a range and they could capture different times of emotion and feelings

They got better and better as every game passed by but I think it was also unfair for firing them so suddenly because there were most voice actors who didn't get much of a chance to voice and work on their character more This goes for both casts This was one main thing I was really concerned about Mainly actors who played Espio, Charmy, Big and a few others...

Hopefully everyone in the new cast will get a chance in voicing and working on all characters as it was unfortunate for The others I only like Vector's V/A at the moment maybe in time or in future games they can improve and they might grow on me :) but A lot of them are suffering a few things...

But Overall I think 4Kids Cast were the most fitting voices for Sonic characters
Musicguy
said at 4:50 PM on Mon Feb 21 2011
@Truesonic Yeah I get what your saying and I agree with you in many ways I just wish most people would see that instead of being shallow and blasting the V/A where the actors are trying their best to get the tone, emotion, feel, and the enjoyment of the characters and they are professional actors doing the voices so I thought it was a good start and decisions but that's just me
Musicguy
said at 9:01 AM on Sat Feb 19 2011
@SonicJ202 I actually went back to the adventure series and you were right there were times that most of Ryan's lines could have been better he had the voice but not the acting chops though it's not his fault because he didn't voice Sonic alot to get better than Jason did. You are right about Jason though he had a rocky start but he really improved over the years and he was the better Sonic in the gaming franchise. I thought Roger had a very good start though like you said his voice doesn't exactly fit but the acting and the energy was there for the most parts and he will improve just like Jason did so at least give him a chance, he's doing his best
SonicJ202
said at 10:29 PM on Fri Feb 18 2011
@Musicguy I loved Jason from the begining for sure Ryan was so ametur to me had little emotion had a crunchy voice it didnt convince me. Roger great as Ezio but just dosent fit Sonic even if Sonic was older he wouldnt sound like that
Musicguy
said at 9:35 PM on Fri Feb 18 2011
I have question for all Jason fans, did you like him from the very beginning when he played Sonic and gave him a chance or did you bashed and hated him first for replacing Ryan
SonicJ202
said at 11:52 PM on Wed Feb 9 2011
Jason is the only one Who made Sonic be Sonic Smith is the only one who just does not feel right nor fit Sonic well the rest ok just not great IMO
Sonic_Blaze
said at 6:01 PM on Wed Feb 9 2011
I think Ryan was more on the lines of sounding like Sonic. Jason did do a good job later as he got better but the voice wasn't Sonic to me. Roger kinda was mixed as Ryan and Jason and that was okay . BUt Roger started and people are hating the voice. Instead of Sega going backwards now there are fans going backwards to when Sonic's voice changed the first time around. and the Fans are so broken up that it's kinda sad. Your not a Sonic fan unless you can appreciate the voices for their work.
Sonic_Blaze
said at 5:53 PM on Wed Feb 9 2011
Ryan is the best. Back in his Sonic Adventure days Sonic sounded more manly and then heroes the voice was still balancing out. It worked for me the best since I'm from that generation. Jason was good though the acting was much more improved down the line in terms of the Sonic 3d games, the voice wasn't like Sonic to me. Roger sounds as if he's mixed between Jason and Ryan which is okay with me though. Jason fans though are mostly the kids- pre-teens of the Sonic x Show and Jason game generation.
RedHumanJared15
said at 5:15 PM on Tue Feb 8 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
I could just kill myself from reading all of these comments... Sure it's fine to be bias, but just saying things like "JASON IS THE BEST!!" and "ROGER SUCKED" outloud is like trying to insult the voice actor, him/herself. Now it's your very own opinions and I can respect that, but honestly, remember the 90s? Best year of this entire franchise: no voice acting (probably except for the cartoons, Sonic CD, SegaSonic the Hedgehog and the OVA movie), no arguments, and the best of all: no cruelty on this very earth we live on. All of these voice actors right here are considered the best in what they do, and I myself should know that because I posted on here earlier when I was a guest (jared, of course). But this time, make things right, everybody. Some of these people don't seem to be this franchise's fans because they all happen to like Jason, who, may I remind you, has a crapton of votes due to being rigged or some other thing that caused all this. But here's how I vote:

1. Jaleel White, Samuel Vincent, Martin Burke, Ryan Drummond, Jason Anthony Griffith, and Roger Craig Smith.
2. No one
3. No one
4. No one
5. No one
6. No one
Everybody voicing Sonic up to this day did all of what they could, and I am proud!
AMT
said at 4:59 PM on Mon Feb 7 2011
Wow... new changes eh to the pages eh?

Anyhoo, I have to say ppl hate of Jason becuz he was the one to replace ryan. And some will never forgive him for that, so they were happy to see him leave. The 4kids got stuck in the middle so, theyre the most susceptible to hate becuz of the position they got put in. Thats what's sad.
nationalguard5 (Guest)
said at 4:16 PM on Sun Feb 6 2011
Jaleel White, Jason Anthony Griffith, and Ryan Drummond all sound equally great. They maintain the spunky attitude of Sonic. Roger Craig Smith made Sonic sound good, and he also makes Sonic sound a couple years younger. Not that it's a bad thing. Martin Burke made Sonic sound like a British nerd. NOT COOL, MARTIN!!
niawhite (Guest)
said at 7:57 AM on Sun Feb 6 2011
Jason Griffith is the best Sonic ever Sega bring him back now or I'll scream I want him to play Sonic again
victini (Guest)
said at 1:54 AM on Sun Feb 6 2011
Seriously whats wrong with Jason ? He defined the voice of Sonic Roger please I can tell you if Sonic was Older he would most certainly NOT sound the way Roger makes him sound. Ryan he sounded the same through out his whole run Jaleel he's back in zed die lebrons film and even he beats out Roger big time. From what I've Seen people only like Roger cause he isn't Jason (morons) but even I feel Ryan could trump him too
sonicfangen1 (Guest)
said at 11:25 PM on Sat Feb 5 2011
Sonic fans are not sonic fans anymore. Seeing how Jason is everyone's favorite and all the other are given less credit , I am happy to say the fans that like Jason for being Sonic will only be Fans of Jason's Sonic and not Sonic overall. You people should give more credit to th others. I mean Jaleel was the 1st cartoon Sonic, Burke was the 1st OVA Sonic , and Drummond was the 1st game. Dammit really . Roger is starting out, h needs more games like the others to be better like the Jason fans did with Jason. Really the Sonic Community is completely broken and not unified and it's so sad to see.
AMT
said at 11:08 PM on Sat Feb 5 2011
@nzc Why dont you just reset the polls then? can you do that?
AMT
said at 11:06 PM on Sat Feb 5 2011
@jared I applaud you, brutha! =D
werehog655 (Guest)
said at 10:19 PM on Sat Feb 5 2011
Well said jared (one before me)

1. Jason Anthony Griffith
2. Roger Craig Smith
3. Jaleel White
4. Ryan Drummond
5. Martin Burke
jared (Guest)
said at 7:41 PM on Sat Feb 5 2011
@jared Alright, that's right! Who's using my name for plagiarism? Huh?! Huh?! No.... No, no, no, no, no, no, no!! They must be another person on here with the same name. But that aside, I still think everybody all on here had the best Sonic voice. Here's what I really think:

Jaleel White - Steve Urkel FTW! His Sonic voice is great for a kid's. In fact, the whole shows were that great, I somewhat wished Sonic X never existed.

Martin Burke - This kid's irish, alright! Voicing Sonic for that movie around the mid-90s seemed a bit challenging, but the acting's good nonetheless. No need to bash

Ryan Drummond - Starting off on a small bit of a wrong foot in Shuffle and Sonic Adventure, lots of people couldn't take him that seriously enough. Yet his true youth and energy are revealed in Adventure 2, to where it was all good and relaxing.

Jason Griffith - In my childhood, I pretty much hated Sonic X for one reason: it was dubbed by 4Kids Entertainment. And I never hated the choices of the voice cast at all, but just only the editing; proves that 4Kids is known as the actual sign of satanism, isn't it? Well everyone's entitled to their own thoughtful opinions. And Jason is exactly the same as Ryan: both started at the wrong foot. And the actors were a bit younger than they appear now of course, so what do you expect? Still, Jason's Sonic is by far one of the better performances I've heard on this voice compare and had an improving feat on Sonic Unleashed, SSBB, Sonic and the Black Knight, and Sonic Rivals 2. He's fine with me...

Samuel Vincent - No need to comment since he's just a singing voice for the blue hedgehog in Sonic Underground. Yet he sounds pretty much like Jaleel already, so he's at the same position a little bit.

Roger Craig Smith - 4Kids's voice cast was taken out last year and had a crapload of new voice actors, all working for Studiopolis; and Mike Pollock is the remaining actor on board. Roger sounds older than all the other people who voiced Sonic in history's own finest era. The dialogue itself is cheesy in Sonic Colors, but Roger attempts to have fun and a nice amount of energy for the character. A few people go on the record to say that he sounds better in Free Riders than Colors, and even others go ahead and bash this actor for sounding too old. The whole Sonic franchise is old, itself, everybody...

So my final verdict: Everyone did they parts well and thoroughly, and had some weak points along the way, but were able to overcome them. It's not about a voice actor's tone or voice: it's the acting and spirit...
niawhite (Guest)
said at 10:34 AM on Sat Feb 5 2011
I don't care what any one says Jason Anthony Griffith was the greatest Sonic ever Sega bring him back i want him to play Sonic again
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:36 AM on Sat Feb 5 2011
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
I'm not saying that a poll is rigged because someone has a much larger amount of votes. For example, look at Batman, or Joker's voice compare. It's basically completely in Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill's favour. However, that's not being rigged. Most of the fandom LOVES the animated series voices. The polls simply reflect that opinion. With Sonic, considering there's such a "large lead", as well as huge spikes in votes for certain voice actors, coupled with the fact that the fandom is extremely divided when it comes to voices, it's safe to conclude they're being rigged.

Plus, I've more or less confirmed that at least Sonic's is. Espio's is not, however. Yes, David Wills has a lot of votes, but even in 2004, many fans admitted that he was easily one of the best 4Kids voice actors, even better than Bill Corkery. So, yes, that poll really does reflect common opinion.

Most other Sonic polls do not. For example, prior to August, Scott Dreier was winning Knuckles' poll. I strongly doubt that hundreds of people came and voted solely for Dan Green, and all the other 4Kids voices.

Anyway, can we take this to the forum, if we need to discuss this at all? The comments section, which is getting long as it is, should really be about this VC only.
AMT
said at 10:41 PM on Fri Feb 4 2011
I think this suspicion is gonna ruin these polls... I mean, if a 4kids actor, or a studiopolis actor or SA actor cant have higher votes without suspicion of a rigged poll, is there really any need of a sonic voice compare?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:46 PM on Fri Feb 4 2011
@gemma Not sure on Silver or Cream, but I saw a gigantic spike of votes for Blaze before my eyes, so I can personally attest. Most fans really don't like Caren Manuel's Rouge, so I'm suspicious with that one.
jared (Guest)
said at 8:42 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
I love 4kids Cast no matter what happens love them to bits Jason Griffith rules lol
gemma (Guest)
said at 8:28 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
Though I still say Ryan had bad acting in Shuffle and Adventure an okay voice though
gemma (Guest)
said at 8:25 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
It's true Jason Griffith did improve in Unleashed and was better in BK also include Rivals 2 on PSP if you have it that has excellent voice acting if you don't have it try it out ^^

But honestly Jason wasn't bad he did fine in all games he only had Problems in Sonic X and also floppy lines in Riders

Overall Jason did better in Rivals 2, Unleashed and BK

Ryan only did great in SA2 in my opinion but I think He had the deep and ncie voice for SA1 and Shuffle

Heroes was ugh.....

Advance 3 was the last game to feature the OC

Roger in free Riders um I still liked him he had a similar tone to jason but he didn't sound that much same to me well maybe a bit but despite that I still love Roger and the new cast except for Amy, Shadow, Knuckles, Jet, Storm and Big

The 4Kids were bashed mostly because they took the OC's place and fans did not like this they really should have stopped with the complaints it's getting silly....and they are still complaining It's been 5 years I don't think Ryan will come back and niether will Jason now as it's been 6 months :\

Roger is still my favourite :) I respect your opinions though

@Ncz

I don't think Silver and Blaze are rigged much and neither is Cream though she still hasn't got her new voice up there yet
Rouge is definately not rigged either Lani was top a few months ago but now Caren Manuel has been number one for quite a while now
sonfan1984 (Guest)
said at 7:56 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
I must be the complete opposite. xD I'd liked Ryan better in SA1 even though his acting (and pretty much everyone else in the game) needs better acting. Jason started improving in Unleashed and got better in Black Knight. Roger, I like his voice work in Colors but in Free Riders he sounds way too much like Jason and I'm like what's the point in replacing the 4kids actors if you're going to make the new actors sounds like the previous actors?
jared (Guest)
said at 7:55 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
@jared I don't remember saying any of that stuff after gemma... Who was that really? But anyway, ncz has a strong point here! Most of the 4Kids voice actors are apparently getting a lot of votes, particularly seen as a rig. Look at that pathetic Silver character, Pete Capella towers over Quinton Flynn there because of a lot of votes... And that's not all! The stupid birdface Jet's voice for when 4Kids still had the casting for video games starting in 2005 is a little cringy in my opinion, but more votes for Jason anyway over Michael Yurchak. How come nobody really has the time of hearing the seiyuu voices?

Looking at that this way, at least the Japanese are tolerable to the entire Sonic Universe, and there's not one voice of a character that I generally dislike. This goes to show that Japan is 500x better than America. And although bias people are fine to deal with, I really hate how flame wars are starting to take advantage, as well as a lot of other things.

Sega has ruined a couple of things lately, and since the 80's, they are a pretty powerful company. However the voice casting is changing at least every six to seven years. It's madness, I tell you! Madness! Like I said in my last comment, Nearly every Sonic character should just be mute. Sometimes it all works out in the end... [*smacks forehead]
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:11 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
Possibly, but I haven't been able to confirm. However, it is highly likely, because I saw Erica Schroeder gain nearly 100 "votes" on the Blaze poll very quickly, and Jet is just a matter of knowing the fanbase. Most of the fanbase HATES Jason Griffith's Jet. Yet he's winning by more than 100 "votes", again. Furthermore, I saw a huge spike in votes for 4Kids voice actors in every pre-existing poll during mid-August. I figured out by using Google to find people who linked to the poll. Some were fine, just linking to the poll and saying "hey, vote for your favourite Sonic voice". But I saw some others saying "vote for Jason Griffith in this poll". I appreciate this site getting more recognition, but not in such a poor-sport way.

The only ones that probably aren't being rigged are Omega (most likely scenario, Jon St. John has the most votes because people decide "they all sound similar, but he was first"), Vector, Metal Sonic, and possibly Charmy. And, despite having such a huge lead, Espio isn't either; Bill Corkery has few votes and David Wills has been winning since I made the VC.
jared (Guest)
said at 5:57 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
@ncz

So has the same thing happened to the other characters? Excluding Big,Eggman,Espio,Vector,Charmy,Blaze,Silver those polls are definately fine How did you find this out? I still like the 4kids Cast though
gemma (Guest)
said at 5:52 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
@ncz

I disagree personally I think Ryan had a great deep voice in Adventure but the acting was so shallow, terrible,bland and fake along with Shuffle

His voice was good in Heroes but the lines but me off :\

His only good performance was SA2

Roger Craig Smith is the best he clearly beats everyone

He is definately the best Sonic

I'm really glad SEGA got rid of Ryan he really had problems

Roger is already doing better :D

1- Roger
2- Jason Griffith (So close)
3- Jaleel White
4- Ryan Drummond
5- Martin Burke
jared (Guest)
said at 3:36 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
I find it hard to believe that Jason is so popular on BTVA for these much votes, clearly due to cheating. And to look at it from a fresh start, I really never liked Sonic or any other characters to have a voice to begin with... Just alright for nearly all of them to be mute at least 85% of the time. And also? Keiko Utoku isn't on here since she's Japanese and I respect it, but apparently she spoke only two lines in Sonic CD with both of them being english, or 'engrish'. So no voices + Sonic Universe= MOAR EPICNESS... in my opinion.
AMT
said at 3:19 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
Well I voted more than once for Jason Griffith, but thats becuz I was on a different computer

But Im pretty sure I didnt sky-rocket the poll that much XD
sonfan1984 (Guest)
said at 12:09 PM on Thu Feb 3 2011
That's just sad that people just can't play it fair and vote one time but they instead voted for the same person repeatedly. -_- Jason is so ahead of everyone else due to cheating. Don't these people have anything better to do??
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:15 PM on Wed Feb 2 2011
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
@gemma

Actually, I did a bit of searching, and I found that somebody (whose name will not be disclosed) has been getting people to vote for Griffith repeatedly.

That, and I find it a little hard to believe that so many people would vote exclusively for Griffith in such a short time frame, especially considering that most of the fandom bashed him to hell and back when he was around.

Anyway, I think he was good, but he's not THAT great. Certainly not enough to be "winning" by a gigantic margin. I don't think he "IS" Sonic any more than Ryan or Roger.
gemma (Guest)
said at 4:48 PM on Wed Feb 2 2011
@ncz

Actually I don't think the votes are rigged this website is very popular now plus most fans grew to the 4Kids Cast a shame SEGA didn't listen to that part but not point making a petition or anything the new cast will proberly stay another 5 years then we will have yet another new voice

I love Jason and Roger is beginning to grow on me he wasn't quite there in Colors but nailed it in Free Riders....Ryan Drummond was terrible in Adventure and Shuffle not to mention Heroes the acting was poor and shallow his only good perfomrance was SA2

I'm glad SEGA aren't bringing him back The New Cast are so much better the the Original Cast with the exception of Shadow and Amy

Hopefully they all the actors will get more chances to produce their voices in game as it was unfortunate for some people in 4Kids

I wish Jason Griffith best of luck for the future He played well these last 5 years much better than Ryan

Roger is improving we shall hear more of him soon It will take a bit of time for some people

But I don't think the polls are fixed lots of people come here I have even seen more Griffith fans on Facebook they were really angry when he was fired
sonfan1984 (Guest)
said at 2:29 AM on Mon Jan 31 2011
Anyways, here's my opinion

Roger Craig Smith is my new favorite voice for Sonic because of the voice and his brilliant acting in Colors. His voice doesn't sound old or deep to me at all. It's not any deeper then what Ryan Drummond given Sonic when he voiced him in Sonic Adventure 1 and that was his first game at the time, too. After playing and beating Colors I'm already loving the voice and I don't hear 'deep' anymore. People only say that it's deep cause it's a different guy doing the voice but it's a whole lot less noticeable when Jason is voicing him. He brings new life into the character and I hope SEGA keeps him this time.
sonfan1984 (Guest)
said at 12:42 AM on Mon Jan 31 2011
Okay, thanks so much.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:32 AM on Mon Jan 31 2011
They will be updated once I pick out some appropriate lines from Sonic Colours.
sonfan1984 (Guest)
said at 11:53 PM on Sun Jan 30 2011
btw, how come Roger Craig Smith voice clips isn't from the games he voiced Sonic in? Sonic in Colors doesn't sound like how he sounds in the unedited Alton Tower recordings cause SEGA wanted Sonic to sound a bit older.
sonfan1984 (Guest)
said at 11:14 PM on Sun Jan 30 2011
It might seem like I dislike Jason but I really don't. I don't have nothing against him at all. He improved alot in Unleashed and Black Knight. I just find it strange that that he has such a HUGE lead above everyone else in the poll. I didn't even know that many Sonic fans even liked him. Where have these Jason fans been during the voice acting wars??
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:29 PM on Sun Jan 30 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
You're right; it doesn't represent everybody. I've actually managed to figure out that this poll is being rigged (however, it is VERY true that Jason fans became more vocal after he left). Worry not; we're investigating this problem and soon this (and many other rigged polls) can be corrected.
sonfan1984 (Guest)
said at 6:11 PM on Sun Jan 30 2011
I'm shocked to see that Jason has such a huge lead above everyone else. The Sonic fanbase is so messed up. The fans went into huge fits of rage and they complained and complained when Ryan Drummond got replace and they did whatever in their power to get Ryan Drummond back and this continued on for 5 YEARS.

But now when Jason got replaced with Roger Craig Smith and now the fans is claming him to be the 'best' Sonic voice actor? Oh please. That's not what alot of the Sonic fans has been saying before the replacement. I don't care what this poll says, it don't represent everybody in the Sonic fanbase.
aceofspades (Guest)
said at 12:31 AM on Sun Jan 30 2011
Man why do So freakin many people give too much credit to Jason. It was acting if I had to realisticlly grade the Sonic Performance:
Jason B+
Roger B
Ryan A-
But seriously if you were real SOnic Fans you would start giving more credit to the other va's as well. If not then you aren't Sonic fans , you're just fans of the actor and will be nothing more than that.
spademagnus (Guest)
said at 12:25 AM on Sun Jan 30 2011
Based on voice alone:
1) Jason: 90%
2) Roger: 70%
3) Ryan: 80%
Based on acting alone: (Based on their best memorable roles as Sonic)
1) Jason: 80% (SATBK)
2) Roger: 80% (Colors)
3) Ryan: 79% (SA2B)
Based on Voice & Acting:
1) Jason: 83%
2) Roger: 90%
3) Ryan: 85%
why do the last cast of voice actors complain ? Now they now know how the other fans that complained about the last cast feels now. What now? You're all in the same pool. But I'm friends with the 3 Sonic game voices and from what I (personally) know is that !. Ryan does want to voice Sonic again but he's a family man and has work. Sega though still has him open as an option though. 2. Jason has been working on other projects.Doesn't mind voice Sonic again but his voice is off than what the fans remember. 3. Roger is starting out with a few games he needs more game time to be critiqued. but personally most of the Jason fans are the ones that grew up with that stupid Sonic X show. I personally like Ryan's better because it was more fluid and it fit well. Jason's was okay but in a way I could tell it was acting by the way he would say his lines and stuff.
perfect7en (Guest)
said at 7:45 PM on Sat Jan 29 2011
I like Ryan Drummond the most, but I will admit Jason Griffith did a solid job voicing Sonic. Especially around the later games. I'm also liking Roger's portrayal of the character as SEGA apparently wants Sonic to sound older. The reviews like the new voice and it has my approval as well. Best of luck Deidara, uh I mean Roger.
silverrose92 (Guest)
said at 1:05 AM on Fri Jan 28 2011
Huh??? I'm confused. I thought everyone in the Sonic community hated Jason Griffith's voice, but apparently he's the most liked. Whatever!

Its just weird that people spent years complaining about Jason Griffith and people we're boycotting Sega and stuff. And now that he's been replaced everyone's like "we want him back".

So I blame all of those 4kids haters who complained so much that they got Sega to replace the voice actors in a desperate attempt to regain Sonic's fame.

So now all that has to be done is complain for another 5 years until Sega change the cast again...
s1lv3rblaz3 (Guest)
said at 5:08 PM on Wed Jan 26 2011
1. Ryan- the attitude
2. Roger- carefree
3. Jason- Dramatic and Compassionate.

But Sonic to me is more attitude and carefree than the drama compassion versions. that's just me not dissing Jason at all.
musicguy (Guest)
said at 10:54 PM on Sat Jan 22 2011
You know I liked all the voices of Sonic. I never had a problem with Jason replacing Ryan because I knew he was gonna be good sonic voice I grew up from Jaleel as Sonic and when I heard Ryan I didn't care because I cared about playing the game. Same goes to Jason I didn't care if he didn't live up to the so called Sonic fans high expectations I just knew he was going to get better over time and when people actually started to like Jason Griffth he was being replace to Roger Smith and alot of people bash him because his is too low, well SEGA wanted an OLDER VOICE of Sonic they meant to hire Roger because they wanted to make him sound older and after watching his performance in Colors I thought SEGA have brought back the old Sonic I knew when I was a kid and I don't care what anyone else says but I like Roger and I wish him the best of luck as Sonic just as I did with the older voice casts and if you won't give give the guy a chance or accept that he is the new sonic then you really shouldn't call yourselves sonic fans if you won't accept the changes in the franchise just because they're is a different voice actor that doesn't mean that it changes the character completely it's still the fast blue hedgehog we know and love
yo (Guest)
said at 4:34 AM on Wed Jan 19 2011
I like all the VA's for the era they played in.

Jaleel fits really well in, and ONLY in the DiC cartoons.

Maritn was alright for the movie. Seriously, I had no problem with it, just Tails' voice. It's accent was kinda catchy for that movie's art style. XD idky

Ryan has a really cool Sonic voice to me. His best actign as Sonic was in SA2 sadly, which means he never had a chance to present real acting so I can't judge his full potention. He is my favorite game Sonic voice.

BUT he's NOT my favorite game Sonic "ACTOR". Jason had more personality due to voicing in animations first and moving on to the Sonic games as they got more cinematic. However, his tone is a bit cheesey and nothing special. So I like it, not as much as Ryan's voice (in SA2 mind you, in SA1 it was alright and in Heroes EAR-RAPE!) but there just isn't really anything special to Jason so the only thing going for him is he's passable but not special. (And even then he has a slightly stupid speech pattern now and then. However, he is talented and that speech patter is not his decision. So I won't hold it against him.)

Jason being mediocre and easily replacable, I welcome Roger Craig Smith who sounds like Griffith but with the portrayal of Jaleel White (for some reason) and edge of Ryan Drummond. The only thing is he doesn't do the voice as high pitch as he has the ability to due to SEGA wanting Sonic to sound a little older since 2008 (when Griffith deepend his Sonic voice). The thing is, with Griffith it wasn't so noticable as a change cuz it was still Griffith. With Roger, it's a totally different guy so it's noticable til you get used to it and realize it's not that different from your typical Sonic. So I like Roger. Dunno where to place him, but he's good.

And no, Sonic is NOT 19. The franchise is. If Sonic were 19 just cuz the franchise is 19 then he would've been like 8 or 9 in Sonic Adventure and Ryan already sounded 20 or older, that's definately too old for a 9 year old. (I don't mind Sonic sounding older for a 15 year old since it's a cartoon-like character and a hedgehog. It doesn't gotta make sense as long as he doesn't sound as old as Eggman, as young as Tails, as feminine as Amy then it's all good.) Besides, if Sonic were 9 or younger his voice would've been similar to Tails' in the DiC cartoons, not voiced by Jaleel White who also made him sound 20 or older.

Also, if Sonic were 19 the Eggman would have to be 19 too... and Tails would be 18. No, guys. Just no!
ohmysonic (Guest)
said at 11:27 PM on Thu Jan 13 2011
not bad amt but here is my analysis

Voice alone
Jason A++
Ryan D
Roger D-

Acting
Jason A+
Ryan D
Roger C-(those jokes in colors were stupid come on man)

Voice and acting
Jason A++
Ryan D
Roger C

Jason was Sonic no matter how you look at it he was perfect in age in emotion in attitude and can copy Sonic's other VA's theren was no difference between him and Ryan and in Sonic X sounded like Jaleel in a way. Roger like choasblue stated is the Christian Bale of Sonic good acting (really good acting just bad jokes) but very unfit voice just cause you do alot of Video games dosent meakn you can do a certian character its Quality not creditablity he was just handed the role Jason Jaleel Ryan all had to earn it in a audition he didnt now I will admit he is Great as Ezio is Assasins Creed because that type of voice fits that character but Sonic sorry Roger but no thanks. Seriously Jason was the best hands down all the Ryan fans were just jelous because sonic actually had a great Voice so they said "oh Ryan hhad emotion more he was a better actor he was Sonic because he did the games first" well if Ryan is So great then why was he not broght back huh? well that being said Jason is the best Sonic ever I jusrt hope SEGA relizes what a mistake they made.
AMT
said at 5:41 PM on Tue Jan 11 2011
Based on voice alone:
1) Jason: 90%
2) Roger: 70%
3) Ryan: 75%
Based on acting alone: (Based on their last memorable roles as Sonic)
1) Jason: 90% (SATBK)
2) Roger: 90% (Colors)
3) Ryan: 60% (Heroes)
Based on Voice & Acting:
1) Jason: 95%
2) Roger: 90%
3) Ryan: 65%
drfacepalm (Guest)
said at 10:35 AM on Tue Jan 11 2011
Roger's the best in my mind. He has the advantage of being a seasoned professional, so he can actually act. He actually can change his tone of voice very well, so that's a bonus. He had great voice direction in Sonic Colors, and an equally great script.
It's the best voice for me, hands down.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:16 PM on Fri Jan 7 2011
No worries, pal! It's perfectly find to like Jason more than the others. It's just that there's no need to get into arguments here, lol.
Ty (Guest)
said at 10:52 PM on Fri Jan 7 2011
wow i'm going crazy with all this arguing back to basics I like Jason's voice !! no confrontation intended lol
Cypo (Moderator)
said at 6:42 PM on Fri Jan 7 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
@amt the problem with "letting those who want to vent and express their opinion about 4Kids" is that A: THIS IS NOT A "FORUM"...therefor not a topic of discussion that is preferred for Voice Compare sections, and B: Those who tend to vent about it tend to be the exact same people who for months have stalked this page to argue against others who don't share their opinion.

And what NCZ meant with his comment of "being selfish" seems to be more based around people who tend to have an obsessive hold over a certain group and refusal to look beyond it (like say... G1 fans of Transformers who hate everything after it, and Trekkies who hate Next Generation, etc.).

Let's put it this way... I adore SatAM, and I myself would LOVE to see the show brought back. Now, the show has been over for years and clearly it's not ever going to happen. Yet I spend all my time arguing and wishing on here or another website, constantly going on about how amazing SatAM is, and the cast and whatnot. Wouldn't you think that would get on people's nerves after awhile? Include turn people off SatAM given how obsessive I've been to the point one cannot enjoy it anymore?

Because... that's pretty much how it's been feeling like for the past couple months with the 4Kids cast comments.

You've gone and shared your thoughts several times in the past (as one can easily see scrolling through this page)... how about maybe moving on now? There are plenty of other Voice Compares we have on here, you know. It's not some exclusive website to appeal to the Sonic fanbase only.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:25 PM on Fri Jan 7 2011
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Actually, it really is selfish and unrealistic to want 4Kids back. It's okay to like them, and I'm not saying everyone should hate them. But the new cast has only just started. They've only been in two games so far, and yet for certain characters, people are already saying that the new voices are "inferior" and that the 4Kids cast should return, when some of the VAs have only said around five short lines. So yes, it is kind of selfish to hope 4Kids comes back despite the extremely low chances of that happening, and the fact that the new voice actors and directors haven't settled into character yet. For example, look at Pokemon. Despite years of petitioning, I think Giovanni is the only character whose voice actor has returned, and while I think the new voices still aren't as good as the original voices (for the most part), they are MUCH better than they were when they started.

Which brings us on to my next point. When Sonic X first started, the 4Kids voice actors were, for the most part, awful. The performances were subpar and as they were still newcomers, nothing like anything that had come before or after. But, after some time, I will admit that 4Kids improved, and many of them I admit were fantastic and on par with the original VAs (but that's probably due to my unwillingness to take sides in these admittedly silly debates). So, please, everyone. Just give the new voice actors time. Some of them, I've seen, are really excited about taking part in a high profile series like Sonic. Again, remember the voice actors for what they've done. Just move on, accept the changes, and hope for the best.
johnny (Guest)
said at 12:28 AM on Fri Jan 7 2011
@ldb, yeah lol we do get pretty heated but we mean well, we just care so much about these characters so much you know, and we just want them portrayed as best as possible but we all still have to respect each other personal opinion some say the adventure cast, some say 4kids, heck some say the new cast rocks!!! its all a matter of what you find to fit these characters me
ldb (Guest)
said at 12:18 AM on Fri Jan 7 2011
I didn't read @ncz comment all the way through, and not to be a hypocritical but @amt is right wanting the 4kids cast is not selfish at all, I was simply stating that us as Sonic fans tend to get very passionated over these voices is all
AMT
said at 10:25 PM on Thu Jan 6 2011
I don't think wanting the4kids cats back is selfish at all. Its a matter of preference. People like me, believe they were a good cast! Great voices! Very cartoon-ish and just specialized for these sonic voices. Aside from Vector, the new cast feels kind of unnatural and the voices just don't scream "SONIC!" to me, they scream "NARUTO!" "BLEACH!" and all that. Which is fine in general, but maybe not for sonic series.

To want your favorite is not at ALL selfish. In essence, that's like saying if one of your parents died and you got a step-parent and you wanted your dead parent back is selfish.

So let those who want the 4kids cast back vent and express ther opinions. Let's also not forget a difference between bashing and criticizing.
ldb (Guest)
said at 1:15 PM on Thu Jan 6 2011
ncz very true statement,Sonic fans lets keep the whole voice actor thing in perspective Sonic is a video game character thats it and while i love the character just as much as the next guy it's still a cartoon not to be harsh in any way but i read some of the comments and its amazing how heated these debates gets.Sonic is a cool, confident, laid-back character and Roger, Jason and Ryan all capture that in their own way their all like different eras of the Franchise but we all have our personal choices as to whom we like the best.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:15 AM on Thu Jan 6 2011
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Guys, just face it. 4Kids isn't coming back! Neither is the original cast. Regardless of what certain people think of them, if they come back, it'll just disappoint people who like the other casts better. The voices has been changed and for the meantime, they are here to stay. Not only that, but even though they're gone, each cast have taken part in a lot of respectable projects:

Original: Sonic Adventure and Advance series, called some of the best Sonic games
4Kids: All of Sonic X, plus five years of games
New cast: Sonic Colours, a pretty acclaimed game. And, they'll definitely have more to work with.

So really, hoping for 4Kids to return is selfish and it'll divide the fanbase even more. If we can just change the casts, why does it have to be 4Kids? The Sonic Adventure voice actors were classic and the original voices, why not change back to them? Just accept that 4Kids is gone. Most people accepted that the original voices are gone, so why can't everyone do that now?

/walloftext
werehog655 (Guest)
said at 10:54 PM on Wed Jan 5 2011
@ncz dont dislike the 4kids more because sonikku is bashing the new cast, and sonikku i would love the 4kids to become the official cast once again because they were amazing, but that doesn't mean im going to bash the new cast, ( which is what Sonic Adventure cast fans did to the 4kids) its not the mature thing to do, we can only hope that they will make another sonic x season and have 4kids voice them in the show if they are not in the games anymore.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:32 PM on Wed Jan 5 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
THAT I can understand (since Sonic's one of the most popular video game characters ever). What I don't understand is how "unanimous" the votes are.
AMT
said at 5:25 PM on Wed Jan 5 2011
It could be more ppl vote on this poll than any other sonic character becuz hes the titular character.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:59 PM on Tue Jan 4 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Yeah, I noticed that too--I seriously find it extremely difficult to believe that Jason is winning by THAT wide a margin, and how he's accumulated that many votes so quickly. Same for every other Sonic poll here, except Omega and Vector (but the latter will probably change with time).

Before mid-August, Ryan was winning. Don't know how many votes Jason had, but probably around half of Ryan's. Now, it's like looking at the results of the Joker poll (even though Mark Hamill is fantastic). Yeah. I'm certain this poll is being rigged.
anonymous (Guest)
said at 10:42 PM on Tue Jan 4 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
@ncz Not to tattle-tale or anything, but Jason fans keep spamming votes for him too. I mean, 862 votes is just WAY over the line when the others don't even surpass 200.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:07 PM on Tue Jan 4 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Sonikku, will you cut it out? Almost all of your comments have been accusing other people of being biased. People are allowed to like what they like. Furthermore, I've noticed something. People who favour Ryan and Roger have been commenting nicely and haven't attacked others who do not share their opinion or accuse them of bias. Whereas many of the people who praise Jason Griffith do both of those things. And, as has been stated in the past, it's almost always the same people.

If you continue, Sonikku, we WILL delete more of your comments. This applies to everyone else, too. I have nothing against the 4Kids cast, and to be honest I've always liked most of them, but after reading comments like these, I'm starting to like them less and less.
sonikku (Guest)
said at 8:25 PM on Tue Jan 4 2011
Like I said before bias people on this site I'll keep posting if you keep deleting so I can praise Jason it gets deleteI bash Smith deleted Someone else bashes smith deleted so its ok to just tear into Jason but not Ryan or Roger huh further proving my point people
mitcheta21 (Guest)
said at 7:50 PM on Tue Jan 4 2011
jaleel sounds like sonic as a little kid. burke is definetly the most quoteable voice, but still sounds little kidish. vincent is pretty much the same as jaleel, but he can sing. drummond sounds like a pre-teen. griffith is sort of annoying, and has a bunch of stupid lines. smith does it the best for me.
sonic (Guest)
said at 8:50 AM on Tue Jan 4 2011
here is my fav list 1st to last
1. Jason Anthony Griffith
2. Roger Craig Smith
3.Ryan Drummond
4.Martin Burke
5.Samuel Vincent
last.Jaleel White
fiasco (Guest)
said at 10:54 PM on Sun Jan 2 2011
Well sega not going to change the cast anytime soon, but i do agree with the previous comment above roger does sound like jason and ryan in one well in some aspects i guess
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:11 AM on Sun Jan 2 2011
Yes, I do plan to do them, but really I consider them "low-priority". If I'm even going to continue doing Sonic VCs, I'm going to do more prominent characters like Gamma or Tikal first.
Truesonic
said at 9:17 AM on Sun Jan 2 2011
I'll admit I don't like Roger or the new cast either but like I said it will take time getting used to though Last time I couldn't tell the difference between Ryan and Jason but I got used to it quickly cause they had a similar tone and that's a good idea using one cast for the spin offs and then using the other cast for others but I don' think it would work like that so easily....We all have to accept The new cast are staying whether we like it or not there's not point complaining really and remember we've gone through this twice before

Also Another question Have you also considered making a comparision for Wave, Orbot and Storm?
blackrose (Guest)
said at 5:58 AM on Sun Jan 2 2011
Roger makes Sonic sound like a surfer dude! D':
Which is ironic since Sonic is aquaphobic. Whenever I listen to him I can't rid of the image of Sonic riding a surf board out of my head :S

For me it's Jason; he just makes Sonic sound like the mature but adventrous 15 year old that he is.

Ryan was good too, but annoying on some of the longer dialogue. Also I think his frustration with Amy was too over-the-top, whereas Jason handled Sonic perfectly in those situations.

Sigh, I just wish SEGA would do a Mario and get one amazing voice cast and keep them, or do a Zelda and not have any voices at all and focus on the gameplay and plot lines. I'll probably play with the sound on mute from now on :/
Truesonic
said at 5:45 PM on Sat Jan 1 2011
I also thought he improved a bit on Free Riders ( I saw some scenes on Youtube and He wasn't bad) and I too also hope Him and the rest improve in time

It will just take some time getting used to obviously this has happend before with the previous V/As...
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:14 PM on Fri Dec 31 2010
As a matter of fact, I just got Sonic Colours for Christmas and I'm playing through the game. Once I'm finished, I'll pick out an appropriate sound clip for Roger.

BTW, I am really liking Roger so far. He sounds like Ryan and Jason in one. I hope he gets better with time.
Truesonic
said at 8:08 PM on Fri Dec 31 2010
Oh Almost forgot Happy New year Everyone lets hope 2011 is a better year for Sonic :D
Truesonic
said at 8:05 PM on Fri Dec 31 2010
Listen each actor brought something to the Blue blur (The Sarcastic mood, The funny mood, The Smart/Know It all and the strong mood) even if you didn't find the actor right for the part at least praise them for trying their hardest okay fine you can be bias but tone down the death threats and harsh statments please :/ it may upset or anger others who like the actor

For me Jason Griffith was the Truesonic voice in my eyes He but his heart and soul in to the character and cared a lot about him He also had a strep thraot at one point while recording a few pieces in one game which was (Unleashed) but kept going because he didn't want to let himself (or Sonic/SEGA for that matter) down and he improved as time flew by I'm really angry they SEGA got rid of 4Kids out of the blue but I'll never forget the last 5 Years ee had with them (I blame the Voice Director and Script Writers for the bad, cheesy and dire dialouge for the voice actors) I think his voice was perfect in all games but the last 3 games Unleashed, Rivals 2 and Black Knight were his best performances...

Jaleel White was really good back then for the young, caring and curious Sonic and he protrayed him (By voice) so well and I liked him but there were still some faults , Ryan Drummond's best performance for me was Adventure 2 only and I'll explain why (For once the lines were actually good except fora few but most were good and the voice fitted so well) I didn't like his Perforamnces in Adventure and Shuffle he and the rest of the Original Cast sounded a bit bland and slow and not enough passion and emotion but if Ryan had more time he could have been better

For Martin Burke to sum it up = Okay Acting but Bad voice

Ryan and Jason Have almost the same tone plus they are good friends in real life I didn't really get why everyone complained I couldn't tell the difference and I wasn't soo keen on V/As plus I was a bit younger then but now I know and it's quite interesing comparing one to another seeing the similarities and differences

Jason Griffith is a good and caring guy it just upsets how manypeople hated him not all 4Kids Actors were bad but of course your entitled to your own opinion but to me 4Kids Cast were the Truesonic voice cast so heres my order so far

1) Jason Griffith
2) Ryan Drummond ( The SA2 Version)
3) Jaleel White
4) Ryan Drummond (Adventure and Shuffle Version)
5) ...... (the voice which was deleted)
6) Roger Craig Smith (Just For Now)
7) Martin Burke

I may not have liked the Original Cast they were pretty lame but I hated the way SEGA went anf fired them like that and the same goes for 4Kids right now I'm not feeling it with the new voices I only like Vector's new voice but We will see if the cast improve in time...

BTW Is it possible to change the clip for Roger to a proper one or are you having difficulties at the moment?
Cypo (Moderator)
said at 12:24 AM on Fri Dec 31 2010
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Wow... wow, okay, just calm down...

For the past few months, this has been getting increasingly troubling. Particularly from those who (as stated above in commonsense's comment) have been stalking this page to continue to argue their frustrations with the voices or Sega in general.

This has to stop.

This page nor this website is some personal forum or blog to arguing your frustrations. Especially when it seems to be the same certain people arguing over something so juvenile.

I've already said this once a couple months ago, and I say it again. Could you please take your arguments somewhere more appropriate then continue to spam here?

Otherwise... NCZ, I fully support disabling comments for the Sonic section, if only to stop this craziness if this fighting continues.
chaosblue (Guest)
said at 10:45 PM on Thu Dec 30 2010
@ncz dude this is the sonic fanbase ever scence sega gave sonic a full dilect voice (unlike mario who just says a few words or link who grunts) this voice issue will not I repeat will not ever die as long as SEGA makes stupid decesions and continue to toy with fans by giving new voices there will always be some idiot fanboy who will cast the first stone always its a vecious cycle and IMO Jason should have stayed cause unlike Ryan and Jaleel heck even Martin Burke Jason earned his spot as the blue blur from years of Lies fan bashing all because he wasnt Ryan so he had to work on it and took it all in strive FYI commonsense I happen to like Rogers other Roles I just dont like his take on Sonic BECAUE IT DOSENT FEEL RIGHT FOR SONIC TO SOUND OLDER not one day in my life have I herd Sonic sound so old and out tone heck I even feel that ryan was better than him heck even martin burke could have made a better Sonic so you can say what you want but Jason is Sonic not because I grew up with him but because he feels right because he woked on it because he pulled through and proved his worth thats why I like Jason Roger he was just handed the role so there
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:03 AM on Thu Dec 30 2010
To be completely honest, I have thought of disabling comments for this poll, but I haven't discussed it with any of the other admins. I've even considered to stop making Sonic voice compares altogether because some of the comments are quite frankly make me ashamed of being a Sonic fan. And most of them just lead to flame wars, anyway.

Also, Chaosblue, Ryan is in his 30s.
commonsense (Guest)
said at 1:23 AM on Thu Dec 30 2010
@Chaosblue An actor's age in no way reflects how a character is performed.

Tress MacNeille is 59 years old, and still doing voices for kids in cartoons. Peter Cullen is 66, and his voice for Optimus Prime is still as good as it was 26 years ago.

You're just remaining to be bias because you like Jason Griffith because you obviously grew up with him and refuse to enjoy anyone else because "he's not MY sonic voice". And anyone who says otherwise regarding their choice in voice over Griffith's take, you or someone else who continue to stalk this page (you know who you are) will respond to said comment and essentially go "That's fine, but Jason is still the best!"

I'm frankly surprised the moderators of this website have not disabled comments in the Sonic sections given how crazy this has been going.

Frankly, my choice is Roger Craig Smith at top favourite.
chaosblue (Guest)
said at 12:33 AM on Thu Dec 30 2010
Need I remind you Ryan is in his 40s and Jason has the voice skill to make sonic how is supposed to
anonymous (Guest)
said at 7:26 PM on Wed Dec 29 2010
@huskydreams Like I said before, Ryan was the only actor who came even close to portraying a real adventure-loving 15-year-old. While I would say that Jaleel was a decent yet distant second, the others just make me cringe. No wonder the series is falling down the drain. But honestly, if SEGA could bring back Ryan, he just might save the whole series. I'm right behind you here.

@jackson Well I remember when this VC was first created too, when there was already debating about who is the best Sonic. You're absolutely right though: seemed everyone was hating on Jason but when he's replaced he's suddenly loved. Heck, I would bet too, in a few years when Roger is replaced with a new VA people will suddenly miss him too (even if they don't like him now).

@ncz It really depends on which female VA that SEGA would choose. If Tara wasn't a choice for some reason, I would pick between Kim Mai Guest or even Mae Whitman.

@everyone else Sorry for my comment from before, I was just fed up with all these fan wars raging on this VC. But like I've said (for those who want to continue arguing for nothing), think about how the series itself is deterioating as a whole for once.
huskydreams (Guest)
said at 4:12 PM on Wed Dec 29 2010
@amt: Good point, but Sega told Roger to be deeper. Anyway, it's definitely no contest: Ryan. Nobody can convince me otherwise. RYAN!
james (Guest)
said at 3:46 PM on Wed Dec 29 2010
ok so if they replaced the entire 4kids cast and the screwed up sonics voice i can only imagine the rest of the characters new replacements !
cinosonic (Guest)
said at 4:01 PM on Sun Dec 26 2010
Ryan and Jaleel FTW! (For The Win!)
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:29 PM on Fri Dec 24 2010
Yeah, but Sonic is 15. His voice should be reasonably deep. Having a female voice actor play him would be distracting.
pokemastanumba1
said at 4:13 AM on Fri May 20 2011
@NCZ And how would it be distracting...?

Naruto is 16 years old in Shippuden and yet he is STILL voiced by Maile Flanagan. While there have been many children younger than Naruto that have had male VAs, Maile pulls off a pretty decent teenage boy voice. Maybe he SHOULD get a male VA like James Taylor or Brian Beacock, but what can I say? Maile gives a one-of-a-kind performance.

As for Sonic, Barbara Goodson, Tara Strong or even Laura Bailey would be fitting. I mean, if Keiko Utoku (from Sonic CD) made it work, why doesn't SEGA follow her lead?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:56 AM on Fri May 20 2011
@pokemastanumba1
Sorry, but I strongly disagree with the idea of Sonic having a female voice.
1. Naruto and Sonic are completely different characters. His voice would NOT work for Sonic at all.
2. Those voice actresses would be huge miscasts. I mean, they're fantastic and very talented, but I've heard their male roles and I doubt they can pull off a "Sonic voice" like Ryan, Jason, and Roger do.
3. It may work if a male character starts off with a female voice. Sonic didn't, so switching to a female one would be jarring. It'd be like reverse puberty.
4. Keiko Utoku was only acceptable because she said just a couple short phrases as Sonic, and they weren't easily accessed, so it wasn't really a "serious" role that requires lots of voice acting experience. (Here's an example of what I mean: Daisuke Ishiwatari plays Sol in battle in the Guilty Gear games, but for story modes when an experienced voice actor is needed, they get Joji Nakata.)
5. When women try to sound like teenage boys, it tends to sounds fake. Yes, it may work for Naruto, but again he's a different character. If Sonic's VA was changed to Tara Strong, Laura Bailey, or Barbara Goodson attempting to sound like a 15-year-old boy, I'd switch to Japanese immediately (not knocking them or anything). And if you give Sonic a female voice, what about the other characters? Will Shadow be voiced by Grey Delisle?

Sorry about all that text, but there's my answer.
pokemastanumba1
said at 6:07 AM on Thu Jun 9 2011
@NCZ 1. Yes, they're completely different characters. Sorry if I missed something, but what's your point here?
2. They are VERY talented women, all of them having an extremely broad range of very different characters. Have you listened to all their different roles? Barbara has many years of experience, and Laura is already part of the new cast. Most of all, if Tara Strong can voice Timmy Turner, Bubbles AND Raven, voicing Sonic should be nothing more or less than easy pie for her! C'mon!
3. Well, I would say that this IS a very good point, but whatever.
4. I highly doubt that her past performance in Sonic CD is the true extent of her talents. I seriously think that she should've voiced Sonic at least a bit longer. Heck, with enough time and effort, she could've kept the role instead of giving it to Junichi Kanemaru.
5. Again, what's your point about Naruto and Sonic being different characters? Most importantly, those three along with Debi Derryberry and Mona Marshall have voiced mostly male characters, each and every one of them with great success. I'm very sure that if someone who knows nothing about VAing were to guess who voiced any of their roles, I'm pretty sure that they wouldn't pick a woman. They know what they're doing, and with all the experience and different roles all 5 of them have, I think that Roger will be the last male to ever play the role of the blue blur.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:00 AM on Thu Jun 9 2011
@pokemastanumba1
1. My point is that the voice may work for Naruto's personality and the way his character was portrayed, but using it for Sonic? No. Just no.
2. Those actresses are very talented indeed, but there's one difference. They only play YOUNG boys. Not teenage ones like Sonic. If Sonic is fifteen, he's expected to have a deeper voice. When women try to sound deep, it fails. Look at Kate Higgins' Tails, for example. Sonic having a female voice would not fit him at all.
4. She might, might have been okay for Classic Sonic, but as Modern Sonic, Junichi Kanemaru is a much better fit for his personality.
5. The "different character" point is because isn't Naruto supposed to be a little weird? The odd duck? Hence why I believe he's the only male in his age group with a female voice. All of the others have male voice actors, and they all sounded realistic. Sonic isn't that kind of character, and each of his voice actors have already given age-appropriate voices. If Sonic was a kid, or we were talking about Tails, I might agree with your next few points. But he's not.

Sorry if I was unclear in my previous post.
anonymous (Guest)
said at 9:37 PM on Fri Dec 24 2010
Like I said before, it really would be for the very best if Sonic had gotten a female voice actor, since Roger's performance is nothing but proof that adult men (with the obvious exception of Yuri) have voices that are just too deep to fit child or teenage roles.

I specified casting Tara Strong for Sonic because she's accustomed to such roles (in case you haven't already looked at her VA profile).
AMT
said at 9:00 PM on Thu Dec 23 2010
Actually I talked to Mike Pollock through an official chat on the release day of Sonic Colors. He said that they actually had re-audition for the role and they decided to keep him. I also heard that Roger was the ONLY who didn't have to audition, that he was given the role, which some fans felt was unfair.

Im sure 4kids haters would say that the 4kids cast did REALLY well in Unleashed and the Black Knight. I personally think Sonic did PERFECTLY in the Black Knight ("Stop calling me knave! I'm Sonic the Hedgehog!" That part always makes me giggle a bit.) I think people were really starting to like them.

As for SEGA... Well Sega has been known for making very stupid decisions, especially when it came to abrupt voice casting changes... just when things were starting to get better, they HAD to make a wave and cause a war through-out the fanbase. Jason vs Roger! And sometimes Ryan still...I for one am getting kinda annoyed by these new voices, they sound so... anime generic you know? And some of them are just ya know, ear-raping and unfitting (i.e Amy, Jet, Shadow, Rouge)
chaosblue (Guest)
said at 7:27 PM on Thu Dec 23 2010
@ ncz if sega wanted a fresh start they would have brought back Drummond back after shadow the hedgehog Ryan even stated it was because of sonic x still airing buy they didn't even after sonic x stopped airing and FYI Jason told me in person they only hated him because he wasn't Ryan it had nothing to do with his acting skills just goes to show you how dimwitted this fanbase can be
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:55 PM on Thu Dec 23 2010
It was probably more than location. Sega probably wanted a fresh start. Also, it's worth noting that while they were around, most of the 4Kids cast got bashed to death, except Mike Pollock. Compared to everyone else, Mike Pollock was pretty well-liked in the fandom. Sega probably noticed the criticism, and decided to recast everyone except him.

People only seem to appreciate things once they're gone...
werehog655 (Guest)
said at 3:53 PM on Thu Dec 23 2010
@amt, yeah I doubt it was location because they kept Mike Polleck, and he is still with 4kids in New York.
Man, I wish there was a way to get the 4kids back :(
AMT
said at 12:30 AM on Thu Dec 23 2010
I thought I read that Pete Capella who voices Silver actually resides in Los Angeles? I could be wrong. But If not, then ther must be some reason other than location for them to replace the voice actors

Let me say that yes, I think Jason was the best! Even from the beginning of sonic X until Sonic and the Black knight! In my opinion, hes the best and always will be! I dont like ryan drummond's voice but I will defend him about SEGA and ther careless voice talent replacements. No warning and just stirring up trouble. SO while I dont care for Ryan's voice, I understand and support him for what they did to him. And now it happen to Jason.

Roger's voice... Ok, look Iv said this many times. I dont hate his voice. I love his voice in general. He's one of my favorite VA's. BUT just becuz he has a great voice does not mean it fits as Sonic. His attitude, and inflection is fine, but the voice itself for sonic is unfitting. When I look at sonic and hear his voice, its just not the same.
chaosblue (Guest)
said at 3:04 PM on Wed Dec 22 2010
Thanks SEGA you took the never ending voice war to a whole new level
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:41 PM on Wed Dec 22 2010
Jason being the best is opinion. Not fact, opinion. And I don't whine about voices. All of the voices for Sonic are pretty good, even Martin Burke (for what he was working with). Lots of kids have probably started playing the games with Sonic Colours or Free Rider and they probably love Sonic's voice.

It's not solely the voice that's the problem. It's the fact that the Sonic voices have changed all of a sudden. If Roger was Sonic's voice from the beginning, I'm sure he'd get some criticism, but there wouldn't be as much complaining as there is now. Then, if Jason replaced him all of a sudden, everyone would whine about how Roger was the best and Jason sucks.

I think having a Californian cast would be somewhat convenient for Sega of America, because they're located in California. Then the staff doesn't have to travel as far for recording sessions.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 12:39 PM on Wed Dec 22 2010
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@ ncz

well I remember when this VC was first created.

Seemed everyone was hating on Jason but then when he's replaced he's suddenly loved.

I bet that in a few years when Roger is replaced with a new VA people will suddenly miss him too (even if they don't like him now).
ultimatesonic (Guest)
said at 9:30 AM on Wed Dec 22 2010
@ncz well I don't know how you view Sonic but it stinks Jason was the best and you know it Roger please he may be good as ezio but Sonic he's nothing but a joke this is not convenient for sega nope not at all and I think I smell me a fanboy cause your one of the few people I see whine over voices
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:03 AM on Wed Dec 22 2010
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Honestly, I'm beginning to think this poll is being rigged. I find it hard to believe that everyone forgot entirely about Ryan Drummond.

I could understand if Jason was winning by a smaller margin, but for him to get so many votes so quickly?

Not only that, but many of the VA changes are for the better, and this could be more convenient for Sega.
ultimatesonic (Guest)
said at 1:27 AM on Wed Dec 22 2010
you know after doing lots of listining and reading coments (best being from chaosblue truevoice and amt)I would agree with SEGA being thoughtless and inconsiderate twords voice talent did they not know that thee is a studiou called NYAV Post that is stationed in both new York and la and have dubbed hit anime such as jungle Emperor leo and Gundam Unicorn and Kurokami the way I see it they should mix it up and heres what i think the Sonic voice cast should be now and forever til doomsday

Sonic and Shadow-Jason Griffith

Tails and Wave-Kate Higgins

Knuckles-Dan Green (or Travis Willingham that can be debateable)

Amy-Lisa Ortiz

Rouge-Karen Straussman

Omega-Vic Mignogna

Cream-Michelle Ruff

Big-Kyle Hebert

Espio-Dave Willis

Vector- Keith Silverstien

Charmy Amy Birnbuam

Jet- Micheal Yurchak or jason Griffith(once again debateable)
Storm-Travis Willingham

Silver-Pete Capella

Blaze-Bella Hudson

and of coarse Dr Eggman-Mike Pollock

it can be a NY LA mix n mash a perfect sting of east and west instead of just keeping one member sega and I found that little announcement to be an insult twords the 4kids cast
chaosblue (Guest)
said at 12:30 AM on Wed Dec 22 2010
@ncz oh yeah well 99 votes ain't gonna cut to jasons massive lead
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:04 AM on Wed Dec 22 2010
It hasn't backfired if lots of people like it.
chaosblue (Guest)
said at 10:13 PM on Tue Dec 21 2010
Someone send this page to SEGA to let them know there voice chang backfired and amt you are so awsome that is a great point the franchise is old but not Sonic its like the simpsons its over 20 years old but bart simpson is still 10 years old
huskydreams (Guest)
said at 7:18 AM on Sat Dec 18 2010
Hmm... Jason is like Ryan, only deeper, and Roger is like Jason, only deeper. I don't get why everyone bitched over Sonic's new voice actor when Jason replaced Ryan, when they sounded about the same. And both have a pretty good ability to act. Then when he get's replaced by Roger, people bitch that he's too deep, when to tell the truth: Sonic's about 18 now. Every character has aged a little. So it's only natural that they'd be deeper.
rabidsonicfan (Guest)
said at 8:23 PM on Thu Dec 16 2010
I don't know, I like Roger's Sonic voice. It took some time getting used to at first, but the more I listened to it, the more I liked it.
chaosblue (Guest)
said at 12:53 PM on Wed Dec 15 2010
@anonymous That's exactly what I was thinking Yuri Lowenthal would have been better
anonymous (Guest)
said at 9:49 PM on Tue Dec 14 2010
@(everyone else) I really, REALLY hate Roger's portrayal of Sonic. He's a good voice actor, but he just doesn't fit Sonic at all. Yuri Lowenthal or Tara Strong would've been 1000x better.
anonymous (Guest)
said at 9:44 PM on Tue Dec 14 2010
@werehog665 Thank you. Yeah, Sonic does have some personality, but most of his actors just can't express that in great emotion or depth. Ryan was the only one who came even close, and he has been and will always be my personal favorite Sonic, as I've played Sonic games for a long time. I really wish SEGA could've brought him back, kept Jason, or at least hire someone who can actually sound like a 15-year-old boy, like Yuri Lowenthal or Tara Strong.
werehog655 (Guest)
said at 4:07 PM on Mon Dec 13 2010
@anonymous, yeah i could see where your getting at. I guess Ryan and Jason sound both like snotty know-it-alls, lol :D. I guess i just prefer Jason over Ryan by alot as sonic :\
anonymous (Guest)
said at 11:56 PM on Sun Dec 12 2010
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@werehog665 Sonic is SUPPOSED to sound like a snotty know-it-all, being the 15-year-old male blue hedgehog he is.
sonikku (Guest)
said at 10:57 PM on Thu Dec 9 2010
@anonymous To Quote Martim Burke STRANGE ISNT IT
anonymous (Guest)
said at 2:37 PM on Thu Dec 9 2010
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Okay, seriously, what the hell is wrong with everyone these days? When 4Kids first recast the characters, EVERYONE was whining so damn much on many different forums, but now the same people who did that are now petitioning to bring Jason back. Guys, it's just a voice.

Think about how the series is deterioating as a whole for once. BRING BACK THE 2-D PLATFORMERS!!!
AMT
said at 7:24 PM on Wed Dec 8 2010
Jason Griffith IS Sonic. Some of his roles were better than others, but its the same with EVERY other actor, just like how some people liked roger better in colors than in Free riders. However, Jason has NEVER disappointed me in delivering his Sonic role.

I think its funny when we first heard Roger's voice and it was all deep, people were angry and saying "His voice will be better in the games, it wont be like that. I hope" But now that it is, people are suddenly so fine with it, there's no doubt thers some bias people out there.

I for one will say Roger is not bad, he's not great, but not horrible. I like his inflection and attitude, but his voice itself does NOT fit Sonic. Ill even admit, Ryan (who I do not like very much) had a better voice tone than roger, but roger's acting and inflection is better than ryan's. Jason had... Im sorry, HAS both of those VA's skills and has been proven numerous times.
rodercraigfail (Guest)
said at 9:10 PM on Tue Dec 7 2010
now i have to say in the start jason was not good like in the first or second sonic x show but by sonic 06 or sonic x season 3 and 2 they all did better
purplewarrior (Guest)
said at 5:48 PM on Tue Dec 7 2010
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1. Ryan Drummond
2. Roger Craig Smith
3. Jaleel White
4. Jason Anthony Griffith
5. Samuel Vincent
6. Martin Burke
7. Keiko Utoku (in Sonic CD)
jared (Guest)
said at 3:57 PM on Tue Dec 7 2010
I liked it better in the 90's when there would be no flamewars on internet areas like this... I even liked networks like Cartoonnetwork, Nickelodeon, and MTV when they didn't air crap 24/7, and of course I liked how the Sonic universe all started! And there is no true voice actor for any character... Any voice for Sonic is fine as long as a fan is able to get used to it. There's a lot to be learned in this process, and that's why these wars are obviously pathetic and stupid. Easy to understand that Smith isn't given any chances due to making the character sound too mature, but he is getting older by time. So right now, I'll be in my fantasyland enjoying everything brought from the 1990's that was taken away almost eight years ago. Thank you
finnthedog (Guest)
said at 12:26 PM on Sun Dec 5 2010
martin burke killed it. IN A BAD WAY HE HURT MY EARS
thetruevoice (Guest)
said at 12:52 AM on Thu Dec 2 2010
@inita now that's what I like to see someone who likes all but I do disagree on the voice war It has only gotten worse. And though I am not very fond of Smiths Sonic and find it very unfiting I'm not gonna go around starting flamewars like most fans in this splintered fanbase
inita (Guest)
said at 8:50 PM on Wed Dec 1 2010
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Thank you, Roger Craig Smith; you have finally (but not really) brought an end to the Ryan Drummond and Jason Griffith war xD

Alright, on to the main crap. I believe that all the voice actors for Sonic fit his role. I'm not saying that to sound nice; I'm being honest.

Let's face it: Drummond did an amazing job bringing out the young and oh-so cocky side of Sonic.

Griffith not only had our blue hedgehog sound cocky with good catchphrases but brought out a mature side of Sonic. Face it fans: Sonic is obviously growing older.

Smith on the other hand I believe will do an amazing job as the new Sonic. I've heard voice clips so far and he still maintains Sonic's normal personality while keeping him at a mature level. You see what I mean?

Though I say this, I myself have a personal favorite. And that is Jason Griffith. Maybe because I began playing the Sonic games when they switched over to the 4kids cast. Yes, it is rather upsetting that he is no longer voicing the blue blur, but I don't hate the way Smith voices Sonic, you know?
AMT
said at 5:13 PM on Mon Nov 22 2010
I like Naruto, and I love Roger's voice. But even Im not blind, or deaf in this matter, to know that while roger has a nice voice, it just doesnt fit the character.
jesseglenn (Guest)
said at 9:31 PM on Sun Nov 21 2010
@awd yes but too bad he is terrible at it I mean a adult sound do not a Sonic make Jason voiced Iron Man and Keita in kurokami an anime WAY better than naruto.
awd (Guest)
said at 4:37 AM on Sun Nov 21 2010
yes ! now we have roger the guy who voices deidara from naruto shippuden voicing sonic ! now all we have to do is give sonic detonating clay and a black cloak, we already have the tornado to replace deidara's bird. sonic's new line ! "MY SPEED WILL MAKE YOU EXPLODE !" ahhhh....i'm loving it more and more....
anonymous (Guest)
said at 6:42 PM on Sat Nov 20 2010
Roger sounds too much like Aerrow from Storm Hawks, voiced by Samuel Vincent, no less.
jared (Guest)
said at 4:42 PM on Sat Nov 20 2010
Does it ever occur to anyone that Sonic would have annoying voices to begin with? Sure the voice actors (save for Burke) are talented, but for a 15-year-old (Sonic's actually around 19), Sonic would only have one perfect voice, and that was Jason! Drummond and White have their works, and Smith does too since he's a professional... I ain't gonna say anything for Samuel Vincent, though
dperson (Guest)
said at 9:30 AM on Thu Nov 18 2010
jason is my fav, but omgosh lol burke -n- white make me laugh!! rofl! (not trying to be critical to them they cool) ^.^
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:27 PM on Tue Nov 16 2010
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And it's kind of funny how you're talking about bias when your name is "4kidssonic"...
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:55 PM on Tue Nov 16 2010
 1 Shout Out! [?]
It doesn't have to do with who's getting bashed. Many of these comments are out of control, and whether we block them or not depends on how extreme they are.
4kidssonic (Guest)
said at 5:49 PM on Tue Nov 16 2010
No offense but I've got a feeling that there are a lot of heavily bias people in the sonic comparisons I mean I see people bash Jason there comments stay but when Roger or Ryan gets bashed it gets removed hmmm If the Graffiti haters can have there say then the smith critics should have there's otherwise you prove my point we are just stating our honest opinion on Smith and we are not fond of it
satoshi
said at 1:33 AM on Tue Nov 16 2010
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oh please guys enough with the melodramatic off-topic comments, and name calling
chaosblue (Guest)
said at 11:39 PM on Mon Nov 8 2010
hey guys here is Jason saying Roger's 4th wall breaking line http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFaKirmaBso
thetruevoice (Guest)
said at 8:58 PM on Sat Oct 30 2010
well the voice change mystery has been solved Roger stated that SEGA wanted Sonic to be deep voiced and felt that neither Jason or Ryan could deliver it which is why they hired him. Oh SEGA when will you learn we dont want Sonic to be deep voiced we like him being youthful energetic and high pitched Jason heck even Ryan perfectly pulled that off but did they not know Jason can deepen his voice just watch Iron Man Extremus the motion conmic he can perfectly copy Smiths Sonic. I know Sonic has been around for nearly 20 years but he technally is 15 in age. If you give him a deep voice he will just sound old and boring give him a higher voice and he will be so full of energey just as Yuji Naka made him so please SEGA learn to just stick with what you have cause changing it will only make it worse.
AMT
said at 6:49 PM on Sat Oct 30 2010
@chaosblue Nicely put! ;D
chaosblue (Guest)
said at 4:16 PM on Sat Oct 30 2010
If you ask me Smith is the Cristian Bale Batman of Sonic good acting bad voice.
Cypo (Moderator)
said at 12:20 AM on Sat Oct 30 2010
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@thetruevoice I never said Jason "couldn't" come back. I just seem to find it unlikely is all, given past comments from people towards Sega regarding Ryan Drummond (including an peition to try and get Ryan hired to reprise the role in Smash Bros. Brawl).

And I do respect people's opinions of who they enjoy best, whether I agree or not.

I however dislike seeing people fight about it as soo many comments above, between people going "@suchname you're wrong ____ is the best!", and overall using this page to rant about a change in casting like it's a forum.

It seems no other pages (other then the other Sonic compares) seems to have this same problem, hence my previous two comments from earlier.
thetruevoice (Guest)
said at 11:56 PM on Fri Oct 29 2010
@cypo I understand you try to make sense but we all have our own opinions and who knows maybe SEGA will make a shatterd dimensions Sonic Game where Jason Roger Ryan and Jaleel voice different Sonics but o\if Jaleel can come back as Sonic in a fan film whos to say Jason cant come back.
AMT
said at 8:12 PM on Fri Oct 29 2010
I like Jason Griffith best, but while I find roger's voice VERY unfitting, I do like his voice acting as the character, but I dont like his voice for the character... I dont care if your my favorite voice actor or not, but if your voice doesnt fit a character, you shouldnt be voicing it... if the replacement HAD to be done, Im sure ther were others who cudve done Sonic better
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:11 PM on Fri Oct 29 2010
Cypo, once again, I want to shake your hand.
Cypo (Moderator)
said at 6:04 PM on Fri Oct 29 2010
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Guys... listen.

After almost 10 years, perhaps SEGA felt it was time to move onto a new cast. This is not something new to happen. No one voice actor remains attached to a role forever.

I know you feel disappointed with the new cast replacing the 4kids actors, but this is what happened in 2004 when the video game cast were replaced with the 4Kids actors. And in 1998 with the Sonic Adventure video game not acquiring Jaleel White to reprise the role he's done in the cartoons.

And you know what will happen? A few years from now, Roger will be replaced with someone else and EVERYONE will be doing the same you are doing right now with "How dare Sega replace Roger! Roger was the greatest ever!".


And the mention about hoping they created a new show just to get the 4Kids actors back... there's nothing to even guarantee Sega would rehiring that cast for a new cartoon. The reason they got hired for Sonic X in the first place was 4Kids acquired the rights to distribute it in english in North America, and therefor hired actors associated with their shows (aka New York based voice talent) to do said voices. Not wanting two separate voices of the characters, Sega agreed to hire them for the games.

By having a new show made, it doesn't mean Sega would rehire the same cast. It doesn't work that way. If it did, then Kevin Conroy would be Batman in The Batman, Batman: Brave and the Bold, and every DTV DC animated movie.

Hell, there's not even a guarantee 4Kids would be able to acquire distribution rights for a "new show" to begin with, especially considering the company is going bankrupt and barley lingering as it is.

Anyway, the point of all this is there's little point to complain when the action has already been done and Roger, Kate and however else new are now attached for future games.

I've gone on long enough with this. If you guys are just going to keep arguing and ranting about this, then could you kindly take it somewhere more appropriate then continuing to spam this page? This page isn't a forum.
werehog655 (Guest)
said at 12:28 AM on Fri Oct 29 2010
your probably right thetruevoice, Jason was the ultimate sonic, hopefully he'll return one day as sonic, shadow and jet, i doubt it though :( , after all ryan was never brought back (thank god!)
Hopefully they make another sonic anime and the 4kids cast will voice their characters again. We can only hope......
thetruevoice (Guest)
said at 2:27 PM on Thu Oct 28 2010
Now I can understand that Ryan was the first Sonic voice in the video games but Jason is Sonics true voice. Jason was a big Sonic fan for one and He care so much about his role I thought after Unleashed and Black Knight came out that we settled this Ryan crap onece and for all but no you fans just had to keep poking at it dint you. And now the official grunts of Roger Craig Smith and its cringing which is probably why nintendo power said the only problem was the cutscenes.
royalflushgurl (Guest)
said at 2:20 AM on Tue Oct 26 2010
Roger made Sonic sound old -.-"""Jaleel was pretty funny doing Sonic's voice but he made Sonic sound like a kid x.x, Jason has an alright voice but he's lacking something, the others r eh not important xD (sorry didnt hear em as much so juss skipped) but Ryan IS and will always be Sonic's TRUE voice :p
anon (Guest)
said at 12:31 AM on Mon Oct 25 2010
2nd post on this page

I forgot to mention, Jaleel White makes a great younger-Sonic voice.

Also, this may seem off-topic but... has anyone ever wondered what it'd be like if Josh Keaton (Spectacular Spider-Man) had voiced Sonic? 0_o
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:44 AM on Sat Oct 23 2010
Cypo, I want to shake your hand.
Cypo (Moderator)
said at 11:41 PM on Fri Oct 22 2010
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wow... just wow. It's shocking to see something that's meant to appreciate the people behind the voices turn into an angry popularity contest. Particularly in this case being a fight between fans of Sonic of the 90s and new fans who like the current stuff.

For what it's worth, each actor brought something different to the character, being almost a new incarnation of the character. And unlike other Sonic characters,Sonic had one of the better ones in terms of casting. Why? Because all fit the description of a cocky teenager, some more then others.

In no way does one rein best above the other as so many have said above, as each voice is different and depends on those who we grew up with most, and which one we identify best.

Personally for me, I grew up with all of them... watching the 90s cartoons, playing the games, etc.


However if I had to pick a personal favourite... it would have to be Jaleel White. While you agree or not, It's just the one I enjoy the best.

However that said, I still really do like Ryan Drummond, Jason Griffith grew on me, and Roger Craig Smith I wish the best of luck with the character. I look forward to see what he brings.
thedanimator (Guest)
said at 1:07 AM on Fri Oct 22 2010
Ryan Drummond kicked the crap out of everyone "except jaleel"

He sounded like an older version of Jaleel,
this is gonna sound incredibly biased but if you have played the Sonic Adventure games and dont think Drummond is the best you dont know good voice acting.

Drummond is how sonic was supposed to sound
Sega chose Drummond
4kids chose Jason
Sega just went along with it.

IF you like Jason better your choosing the voice that Sonic wasnt intended to have from Sega themselves.

Drummond put everything into Sonic and hes such a nice guy, he misses the role and said he would go back to voicing Sonic in a heartbeat.
Hes also a Singer, and Singers are generally better voice actors.
omg (Guest)
said at 8:54 PM on Thu Oct 21 2010
Sonic's voice in Sonic Adventures 2, Mario and Sonic, and SSBB are really amazing! Go Sonic!
jasonsonicbest (Guest)
said at 7:08 PM on Thu Oct 21 2010
JASON DID A TERRIFIC JOB HE IS THE ULIMATE SONIC VOICE!!!!!!!
omg (Guest)
said at 2:40 PM on Mon Oct 18 2010
Frankly I feel very sorry for Roger the sonic fanbase is so crazy over who voices Sonic thats why Jason left he got death thearts from crazy fanboys i wouldv'e left to good luck Roger
diggy (Guest)
said at 1:17 AM on Wed Oct 13 2010
Jason all the way man I never was a classic sonic fan so ryan is not amazing for me as the sonic fanbase potarys him to be i loved Jason voice he made sonic cool,and now Sega listens to the fans and replaces jason with Roger which is crazy but will see how he does I guess.
jessiccaa (Guest)
said at 7:57 AM on Tue Oct 12 2010
Samual was best id say
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 4:19 PM on Fri Oct 8 2010
Shadee88 it's RYAN drummond NOT BRIAN Drummond.
shadee88 (Guest)
said at 10:49 AM on Thu Oct 7 2010
order

Martin Burke
Jaleel White
Brian Drummond
Jason Griffith
sonic (Guest)
said at 8:55 AM on Sun Oct 3 2010
i pick jason
soniclover97 (Guest)
said at 12:40 AM on Sat Oct 2 2010
Jason Griffith FTW!! XD Ryan was alright on Sonic, Jaleel White made the character sound funny, Martin made him sound OK, and Roger...FTW!! XD

Jason and Roger are my top faves! XD
is (Guest)
said at 8:02 AM on Thu Sep 30 2010
I personally like Jason the best, I love his voice as sonic and shadow, and yes he did have to improve, but I agree as with Ryan they are replacing perfectly good voice actor when they (SEGA) don't need to.
silverrose92 (Guest)
said at 4:07 AM on Sun Sep 26 2010
How can people start saying Roger Craig Smith is the best Sonic actor! I mean, we've only heard a few lines that could be different to his final Sonic voice anyway.

I'll admit that I'm a hugely biased Jason Griffith fan who hates the idea of a new voice actor, but at least wait until Sonic Colours comes out before you judge the rest who have voiced Sonic A LOT longer.

LAZER! DRILL! - Yuck, I really hope those lines are not really Roger Craig Smith.
silverrose92 (Guest)
said at 4:01 AM on Sun Sep 26 2010
I spent years complaining about how Ryan Drummond fans should just give up on wanting him back for Sonic's voice, and that Jason Griffith was better anyway.

Now I'm in their exact position. Jason is gone and I've got Roger Craig Smith fans telling me to give up.

Well, this made me finally realise something. It isn't about the talent of the voice actor that has people in uproar. It's the fact that SEGA replaced a perfectly good voice actor with NO WARNING WHATSOEVER! TWICE!!
silverrose92 (Guest)
said at 3:53 AM on Sun Sep 26 2010
I literally cried when I heard Jason was being replaced. He is an amazing voice for Sonic, as well as Shadow and even Jet.

The only thing that has stopped me from boycotting Sonic Colours and the new Sonic voice actor Roger Craig Smith is my love for Sonic!

Seriously SEGA! Why do this, AGAIN!? I'm barely hanging on to the Sonic series as it is.
chaosblue (Guest)
said at 3:57 PM on Sat Sep 25 2010
@green na we haven't herd roger in games yet and don't get me started on Ryan It's Jason and Jaleel who are the best J&J is where its really at
gween (Guest)
said at 10:32 AM on Sat Sep 25 2010
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Ryan and Roger

ARE THE BEST

Its all about the R&R
sonicth18 (Guest)
said at 10:39 PM on Thu Sep 23 2010
Griffith+Ryan=Roger
..and thats a good thing
sonic100 (Guest)
said at 9:28 PM on Wed Sep 22 2010
I like Jason Griffith the best of all and he does play as Sonic and Shadow after all. I wonder who would play as Shadow I would hate to hear another person that isn't good as Jason. Sega got the best voice actor to play as sonic which is Jason I hope that Jason can play as Sonic voice again>
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:41 PM on Wed Sep 22 2010
I never had any preference between Drummond and Griffith. I like them both equally. When I saw Sonic X for the first time, I honestly couldn't tell the difference. Nowadays, I'm better at telling voices apart, but they both did well as Sonic.

I do know that Vincent and Burke are my least favourites. And fans, don't fear; when Sonic Colours comes out and better clips are available, we can get a new one for Roger.
anon (Guest)
said at 8:08 PM on Wed Sep 22 2010
I'm caught between Drummond and Griffith. imo, both are great Sonic VAs, but Drummon's voice was missing something, while Griffith's acting was missing something (although he seemed to have been improving on that over time). As for Smith, similar deal as Drummond. I like the attitude he delivers, but he just doesn't sound like "a Sonic" to me. Drummond at least did, but Smith doesn't. Of course, it's probably way too early to start judging Smith. The guy's only started voicing the hedgehog, and Sonic Colors hasn't even been released yet.

So here's my current order of preference:
1) Griffith
2) Drummond (VERY close to 1st, though)
3) Smith (Dead last... for now...)

Again, this is just my opinion, so before you start flaming... *Pulls out shield*
sonicjordan (Guest)
said at 1:49 PM on Tue Sep 21 2010
@daniel while I respect peoples opinons but as far as roger goes YEAH RIGHT rogers is tackey as hell I mean really he sonds so stupid Jason was the best Sonic of all
daniel (Guest)
said at 11:05 PM on Mon Sep 20 2010
Ryan's voice has always sounded too nasaly to me (and I grew up with him). Jason was definite improvement, in my opinion. He gave Sonic a more likable quality, that Ryan's interpretation lacked.

But, this Roger Craig Smith guy takes the cake! He might just be the best voice yet!
supervegito (Guest)
said at 9:15 AM on Mon Sep 20 2010
I think Ryan Drummon is the best
He has very actional voice.

And also Jason Griffth too. But I prefer Ryan..
thedanimator (Guest)
said at 5:32 AM on Sat Sep 18 2010
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I seriously dont get how anyone can think Jason is the best...
I listen to the clips and it all just sounds so "acted"
almost every line i hear from him sounds like hes reading from a script.
He also has a weird up and down tone...
man i just dont get it haha...

to each his own i guess.
thedanimator (Guest)
said at 5:26 AM on Sat Sep 18 2010
I choose Ryan for Sonics New style look
Jaleel for his old look
then roger
then martin
then Jason, I dont see how ANYONE can like the tone of Jasons voice, i dont know why but i cant stand it, he had some okay lines though but he doesnt have that "cool factor" in my opinion.

Im not even gonna count vincent because he was only sonics singing voice in Sonic Underground...Jaleel white was Sonic in Sonic Underground.

As of right now Ryan deserves the role more than anyone, in my opinion...but getting roger was an okay way to go if they want to please both Ryan and Jason fans.
sonicjordan (Guest)
said at 10:56 PM on Sun Sep 5 2010
@werinhe has a point though these are just corny hotel clips lets wait until nover to see how he plays Sonic who knows these clips are probably enhanced and the soic room clips are the real thing cause roger IS WELL KNOWN for having a deep voice so on november 16 WE WILL HAVE OUR ANSWER
werin (Guest)
said at 7:47 PM on Sun Sep 5 2010
@rico There was a LOT of editing involved with the Alton Tower stuff, so that's why they sounded so bad and deep. These clips of Roger here are actually the Alton Tower stuff and were how they were supposed to sound like, without the lousy editing.
kn (Guest)
said at 2:34 PM on Sun Sep 5 2010
I wonder if anyone notices that Roger C. Smith sort of sounds like a better acting Ryan Drummond?
rico (Guest)
said at 11:11 AM on Sun Sep 5 2010
@Purplewarrior

I think it was a bit too early to add Roger..I mean we haven't heard his sonic voice (apart from the alton tower samples)

which I thought were awful
But then again I can't judge him yet
When Sonic Colors comes out you could replace the sample clips for the game clips :)
Truesonic
said at 11:05 AM on Sun Sep 5 2010
@Guy Jason deserves being first ...after all the abuse by other fans he has had for the past 5 years

I like him only ...Im not a fan of the others (I respect Your opinion but I disgarre with you)
tory (Guest)
said at 9:32 PM on Sat Sep 4 2010
Ryan Drummond all the way. There's no comparison.
songbook (Guest)
said at 4:42 PM on Thu Sep 2 2010
Roger is a huge step backwards no joke what was Sega thinking
werin (Guest)
said at 7:42 PM on Wed Sep 1 2010
@ kn I could'nt agree more. It'll be great to hear him speak full sentences in Colors. But what I'm also interested in is how characters such as Knuckles, Shadow, and Amy will wound in Free Riders.
sonicjordan (Guest)
said at 11:19 PM on Tue Aug 31 2010
You know roger is pretty Good Id consider it my second Favourite Sonic but seriously lets let Sonic Colors determain his performace im just saying
kn (Guest)
said at 11:05 PM on Tue Aug 31 2010
Really, really digging Roger Craig Smith. I can't wait to hear more.
purplewarrior (Guest)
said at 7:49 PM on Tue Aug 31 2010
Added Roger Craig Smith. I know that that clip isn't from Sonic Colors, but it is indeed a clip of Roger Craig Smith performing as Sonic. We may replace it with a clip from Sonic Colors once the time comes.
sonicjordan (Guest)
said at 12:22 PM on Tue Aug 31 2010
well imn my opinon Jason is great ryan was always terrible jerks
ian (Guest)
said at 11:07 AM on Tue Aug 31 2010
Jason is terrible, and has always been.
guy (Guest)
said at 5:54 PM on Mon Aug 30 2010
That's only MATTER OF OPINION... and in MY opinion, no. He was not, and never will be.
sonicordan (Guest)
said at 12:56 PM on Mon Aug 30 2010
@guyJason WAS the best and deserves every minute of this
guy (Guest)
said at 4:05 PM on Sun Aug 29 2010
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...I don't understand people anymore. When Jason Griffith became the voice, EVERYONE was complaining and hating the voice. It was badly done, badly executed, and didn't feel "real".

And now that Jason is being replaced as the voice, everyone is suddenly voting him to the top of this list and remarking him as the "perfect voice" and how wrong it is he got replaced and Roger Craig will suck as the new voice.

...Seriously, what the hell?! When did we go from "Jason sucks, bring back Ryan!" to "Jason is the best, boo on Roger!"


...In any way, I can admit Jason DID get better with the voice as time went on, but top billing? No. No way, never. Second or third, perhaps... but not first.
jamesface (Guest)
said at 5:21 PM on Sat Aug 21 2010
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To those of u saying Jaleel White made sonic sound like a kid.... He was a kid!

If u read any of the bios from the original games they say he was 15 - 16, and tails was 8!

Back on topic I think Jaleel was the best sonic! Hes the one I grew up with and imo the one who captured his image perfectly.
stacytruner (Guest)
said at 4:00 PM on Thu Aug 19 2010
I cant decide for me it would be jason or ryan .....( I swear their where more comments o.O) perhaps they were deleted
finbartheshark (Guest)
said at 3:56 PM on Thu Aug 19 2010
I LOVE WHEN SONIC SAYS

"YOUR TOO SLOW" XD JASON FOR ME YOU SHOULD ALSO ADD THE SONIC UNLEASHED LINE

"WOO FEELING GOOD" THATS THE BEST JASON LINE PLEASE ADD THAT :D AND MORE
diablon (Guest)
said at 3:34 PM on Thu Aug 19 2010
@jessethefox same though its too bad i liked the 4kids cast ....they should at least keep jason,dan,amy and.....OH THE HELL ILL MISS THE WHOLE DAMN CAST XD I GOT SO USE TO THEIR VOICES
jessethefox (Guest)
said at 3:32 PM on Thu Aug 19 2010
I like Jason Griffith more than the others , though hes leaving im excited to know whos gonna be the new cast :D so excited
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 3:26 PM on Thu Aug 19 2010
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you know I'm not even going to bother try to explain simple logic anymore.

anything after mp40's ON-TOPIC comment will be deleted, even my own

(not including this post so at least people know the situation).

Unless people want to grow up and follow the rules.
mp40 (Guest)
said at 12:35 PM on Thu Aug 19 2010
Jaleel's voice was ok. I can't imagine that voice coming from the new gen Sonic, though. Martin was good for the lolz, the movie voices were ugh in general but I still liked them for some strange reason. Ryan was good in the Adventure games, but he was grating in Heroes. Griffith was terrible in Sonic X, but he improved slowly but surely in the games. Samuel Vincent...um lol? Overall I'll go with Drummond, the Adventure version.
rico (Guest)
said at 10:50 AM on Thu Aug 19 2010
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@jessethefox I agree people need to let go of the past already sonic has been evolving and you have to accept that this isn't 1991 no matter how much you want it to be LIKE THE SONG SAYS YOU CANT ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT :|
isloor (Guest)
said at 8:23 AM on Thu Aug 19 2010
I want ryan drummond back :(
zander (Guest)
said at 8:22 AM on Thu Aug 19 2010
I hate how people think ryan is goin to come back its been 5 years face it hes gone -__-' Jason was the best out of all of them , but i can give Roger a chance
finbartheshark (Guest)
said at 8:20 AM on Thu Aug 19 2010
JASON FTW ;D
sonroidthehedg (Guest)
said at 8:18 AM on Thu Aug 19 2010
I agree Jason actually made sonc sound cool i dont like the others :L its too bad hes being replaced though im exctied to see how roger will sound his alton towers voice samples were terrible :( lets hope that wont be in free riders and colors.
gemmathecat (Guest)
said at 8:11 AM on Thu Aug 19 2010
Jaleel is not that good ugh , Ryan is terrible but one of the worst is Martin Burke his voice is horrendous :L id rather listen to Samuel or Jason XD
4kidsfan (Guest)
said at 8:07 AM on Thu Aug 19 2010
"Your Too Slow" Best line ever Jason is the best out of all of them
Truesonic
said at 7:31 PM on Wed Aug 18 2010
Jason is the best in my opinion .....To tell you the truth i prefered the 4 Kids Cast than the Original Cast but I like Ryan 2(he makes sonic sound too high though) , Jaleel is okay.... but I have to say Martin Burke was terrible (sorry burke fans) But Jason Griffith was the best its too bad hes leaving but I also wish Roger good luck :) cant wait for Colors & Free Riders xD gonna miss you jason :(
retrosonic (Guest)
said at 11:00 PM on Mon Aug 16 2010
I like them all exept for Martin Burke, he's horrible just like all the voices in that movie
driuco (Guest)
said at 9:11 AM on Sat Aug 14 2010
jason definitively makes sonic sound cool
omegars (Guest)
said at 3:24 AM on Sat Aug 14 2010
@jonhardwick Roger has not had a proper demonstration of his Sonic voice yet. All we've heard so far are CRAPPY hotel room voice overs from Alton Towers. It was confirmed by Smith that he is the one playing that voice. We (the fans) are really hoping that voice was due to bad direction.
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 8:56 PM on Fri Aug 13 2010
@thuy how do you know what smith sounds like as sonic?
thuy (Guest)
said at 12:27 PM on Fri Aug 13 2010
i do like roger cranig smith and jason grffith
roger craing smith was better than ryan.
mightydeity (Guest)
said at 7:58 PM on Thu Aug 12 2010
I think Ryan's best then Jason. In my opinion of course.

I honestly dont know why Jason Griffith is getting so much hate. He isnt that bad.
thuy (Guest)
said at 4:14 PM on Thu Aug 12 2010
roger craing smith as new voice of sonic the hedgehog jason grffith be voice shadow the hedgehog and jet the hawks
thuy (Guest)
said at 4:10 PM on Thu Aug 12 2010
jaleel white make sonic voice sound a kid
thatonechick (Guest)
said at 11:13 AM on Wed Aug 11 2010
Jason and Ryan FTW! Jaleel's voice is cool, too. I don't watch Underground, so I have no opinion on Samuel. Not a huge fan of Martin's voice, though it is funny. STRANGE, ISN'T IT?
sonicluver (Guest)
said at 9:46 PM on Mon Aug 9 2010
My Favorites:
Jason Griffith
Ryan Drummond
Martin Burke
Samuel Vincent

He Made Him Sound To Young:
Jaleel White
khayal101 (Guest)
said at 10:14 PM on Sun Aug 8 2010
Ryan Drummond is hands down the one I prefer, he was in the the Sonic games just before they went sour so he has better nostalgia, but hes just a better actor then the rest, he sounds the most natural.. But I gotta admit hearing Jason Anthony Griffith I finally realized how good he is as Sonic, so even after all this time hateing him for replacing Ryan I'll miss him
aislinnjackson (Guest)
said at 12:50 PM on Thu Jul 29 2010
Ryan and Jaleel all the way!!!!!!
PurpleWarrior13
said at 6:46 PM on Mon Jul 26 2010
Looks like a new compare will be added: Roger Craig Smith will voice Sonic in all future video games.
sonicjordan (Guest)
said at 12:16 AM on Sun Jul 25 2010
Griffith FTW
gib (Guest)
said at 11:13 PM on Thu Jul 22 2010
Definitely Griffith. I may have grown up hearing the other guys voices, but I don't like them nearly as much.
sonickenshin (Guest)
said at 2:34 AM on Thu Jul 22 2010
Once Roger Craig Smith gets up there, it'll probably be him that becomes my favorite Sonic. But, it's going to have to be Jaleel White for me. He captured the character very well. Not exactly the voice I expect out of Sonic though.

Ryan and Jason's Sonic voice make Sonic sound older than he is. Ryan had the edge the other two actors lacked, but his acting was only at his best at Sonic Adventure 2, the other two games were either shouty or just bad acting. Jason Griffith was simply inconsistent.
rive (Guest)
said at 12:50 PM on Fri Jul 16 2010
well, Samuel Vincent voiced only Sonic's vocals in Sonic Underground, Jaleel White voiced Sonic in all TV-series, produced in US - Adeventures of Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog & Sonic Underground. Drummond voiced Sonic since Sonic Adventure series (1998) 'til 2005 And Jason Griffith even voiced Sonic in the game series since 2005 (first heard in Shadow The Hedgehog) until today (now he's replaced with Roger Craig Smith).
werehog665 (Guest)
said at 11:21 AM on Mon Jul 5 2010
1. Jason Griffith
2. Jaleel White
3. Ryan Drummond

I never liked Ryan as Sonic, he always made him sound like a snotty know-it-all. Jason forever!!!!
cloehedgehog (Guest)
said at 10:20 PM on Sat Jun 19 2010
jason's voice i love but the voice i like and love the most will be ryan when i realized he's the voice i love the most im like someone kill me i want to be the grudge
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 10:43 AM on Fri May 21 2010
sadly i only played 1 game with drummond and thats heroes. :(
kai (Guest)
said at 10:19 PM on Tue Apr 13 2010
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Jaleel White is the voice for sonic I grew up with and he had such a unique voice.
Of course it does help that I rarely re-visit the other games and others and I never liked Sonic X.
Still...
dinosaursatemydaddy (Guest)
said at 7:56 AM on Sat Apr 10 2010
Martin Burke FTW.
I watched Sonic the movie as a little kid and I still love it. X3
printthelegends (Guest)
said at 2:26 PM on Mon Apr 5 2010
1) Ryan Drummond
2) Jaleel White
3) Jason Griffith

I'm not haiting on Jason; he's doing just fine. I just prefer the other two. They sound more like Sonic to me.
czizzi (Guest)
said at 2:36 AM on Fri Mar 5 2010
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Jaleel White. He had so much attitude, charm, and charisma in his voice that it just totally brought the character to life for me. Without a doubt, the perfect voice for the early/mid 90s Sonic (which, IMO, is the only relevant Sonic, lol).
jetfirmusprime (Guest)
said at 8:24 PM on Sun Feb 28 2010
I'll play as the minority here and say that I think Griffith is the best Sonic voice we currently have.. Sure, he was mediocre at first, but he has improved his performance over the years. Although, I still tend to prefer Drummond at times in comparison. I also liked Jaleel White and Martin Burke, for the time their respective shows came out.
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 10:21 PM on Wed Feb 24 2010
i hated martin bruke so i much i couldn't bear listning the whole sound clip.
catchmeifucan (Guest)
said at 5:48 PM on Mon Feb 22 2010
Ryan... no doubt.
annon (Guest)
said at 8:18 PM on Fri Feb 12 2010
Jason..no doubt
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 10:24 PM on Thu Feb 11 2010
can you ad a sonic underground clip of jaeel white because in sonic underground jaeel sounded diffrent because of him growing up and his voice being changed..
d20watt (Guest)
said at 3:31 PM on Wed Feb 10 2010
Jason's voice for Sonic in Sonic X wasn't exactly good when I first started knowing him. However, in the later games, like Sonic Unleashed, Sonic and the Secret Rings, and Sonic and the Black Knight, he was more experience and had better acting in those games.

Lets just say he had a very rocky start.
anonymous (Guest)
said at 3:01 AM on Mon Feb 8 2010
also

STRANGE, ISNIT
anonymous (Guest)
said at 3:00 AM on Mon Feb 8 2010
YOU'RE TOO SLOW

hands down the best griffith line
puto (Guest)
said at 1:54 AM on Mon Feb 8 2010
I'm gonna be the oddball here and say Kanemaru Jun'ichi. (That's the guy who voices Sonic in the Japanese version of the games and Sonic X, for the record)
outatime21 (Guest)
said at 10:09 PM on Sun Feb 7 2010
I think Jason is doing a good job. But out of nostalgia I Prefer Ryan. and Jaleel Did a great job. Martin Burke sucked
dan (Guest)
said at 2:46 PM on Fri Feb 5 2010
Actually, after getting used to him, I think that Jason Griffith is better at voicing Sonic than Ryan Drummond. Drummond's voice is actually kinda annoying...
PurpleWarrior13
said at 3:47 PM on Fri Jan 29 2010
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Definitely Ryan Drummond. He put soul into his Sonic, and cared about the character very much, and still does. Jeleel White, I'd have to place second for capturing the character very well. I would place Martin Burke and Jason Griffith tied for dead last for giving such awful performances.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 3:27 AM on Fri Jan 29 2010
cool to finally see this VC.

Did you forget to add Samuel Vincent or just chose not to include him cause his role was only a singing voice in Sonic Underground?

I included Tara Strong for Meg Griffin VC as a singing voice. Your call I guess. :)


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