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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Spyro the Dragon with sound clips and images.


Created by CatsTuxedo on Sat May 15 2010, 65 Comments, Add Comment
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Spyro the Dragon (1998)
Spyro the DragonCarlos Alazraqui
Carlos Alazraqui
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! (1999)
Spyro the DragonTom Kenny
Tom Kenny
Spyro: A Hero's Tail (2004)
Spyro the DragonJess Harnell
Jess Harnell
The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning (2006)
Spyro the DragonElijah Wood
Elijah Wood
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (2011)
SpyroJosh Keaton
Josh Keaton

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myopinion1
said at 1:22 PM on Thu Sep 25 2014
1. Kenny
2. Keaton
3. Wood
4. Harnell
5. Alazraqui
Element Riser
said at 3:49 PM on Thu Aug 7 2014
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#1: Carlos Alazraqui - Perfect voice for a young, cocky dragon.
#2: Tom Kenny - An evolution of Carlos Alazraqui's Spyro, sounding older and more natural, that said, I still prefer Carlos Alazraqui.
#3: Elijah Wood - He's alright.
#4: Jess Harnell - Not too bad, but is a bit too deep, and also comes off as "trying too hard" -- in other words, uncool.
#5: Josh Keaton - The worst of the bunch. The same thing as Jess Harnell applies to him. Of course, the lame one-liners don't help, either ("Don't dare the dragon!", "Can't handle the horns!", and "Mess with the dragon, get the horns!" just to name a few).
Kat Navi
said at 12:59 AM on Sat Jun 21 2014
I grew up with the first trilogy and the following two games; I'd have to say my favourite out of them is Tom Kenny. However, I have also grown on the TLoS series; especially the voice acting, so Elijah wood is a favourite to; however, Keaton and Harnell's really didn't suit Spyro (I can tell why some people hate these games, the voice acting, to me at least, is terrible!), and Alazraqui's voice really grated me playing the first game. Overall, my favourites are a tie with Tom Kenny and Elijah Wood.
Anthonyiscool64
said at 4:00 PM on Mon May 5 2014
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Since I'm a huge fan of Spyro the Dragon. My vote goes to Tom Kenny, because he makes the perfect voice for Spyro. He makes him sound young, relaxed and really awesome and cool. They should have kept Tom Kenny as the main voice for Spyro.
crashandcortex
said at 5:18 AM on Sun Apr 27 2014
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Tom Kenny: DESTROYS the competition. Easily the most fitting voice, calm and relatable while also exuding confidence and strength without being obnoxious about it. And that's not even counting in the unbelievable nostalgia his voice gives me!

Carlos Alazraqui: For the first game his voice is actually quite fitting, Spyro's cockiness is emblemised much more here and he sounds much younger. His voice hasn't grown on me anywhere near as well as Kenny's though.

Elijah Wood: While I love Mr. Baggins generally, good god does Wood sound wooden as Spyno. The performance is fine but the voice is just so... bland, like I don't feel anything from Wood's performance. His "NOO!" is also nowhere near as good as Frodo's. ;)

Jess Harnell:
... What the hell happened to my Spyro and why does he sound mentally handicapped?!

Josh Keaton:
I honestly feel sorry for Josh, mad respect to the guy, but this just has to be one of the worst performances in his career. I get that Skylanders Spyro is pretty much another character altogether, but he sounds terrible, nasally and nothing like the reliable protagonist that he should be. Quite the downgrade from Destroyman and Spidey, wouldn't you say?
Spider RedNight
said at 9:49 AM on Wed Feb 19 2014
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I wish they didn't just tack on Spyro's name to the Skylander's franchise...

But seriously though, I voted for Tom. The Spyro I grew up with and though Elijah's isn't bad, I just like the older games more than the way-too-serious- trilogy... and they should've kept David Spade for Sparx through all three of them
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 1:46 PM on Wed Feb 19 2014
@Spider RedNight Agreed on all accounts.... except I think they should've never had Spade at ALL.

I don't know, I felt that was just a serious miscast, even if there was a new personality to the character.
BigBossMan538
said at 4:01 PM on Mon Feb 3 2014
Carlos
austinslashlavaboy
said at 4:01 PM on Sat Dec 28 2013
I can't see why Josh Keaton is underrated. He did improve in Skylanders giants. I do think that Tom Kenny was a good role, but I grew up with skylanders & LOVE THE SERIES. I'm voting for Josh.
HienFan
said at 8:18 PM on Wed Dec 11 2013
1 Tom Kenny
2 Elijah Wood
3 Josh Keaton
4 Jess Harnell
5 Carlos Alazraqui

said at 9:04 AM on Sun Nov 24 2013
Toms my favourite , he's the voice I grew up with while playing spyro but Elijah wood is a very close secound!!
Sparx94
said at 4:36 PM on Tue Oct 15 2013
Jess's Spyro is cute and funny, Tom's Spyro really doesn't work for me. He's too serious.
I vote Jess.
Legacyman
said at 6:00 AM on Fri Aug 16 2013
My personal opinion lies in two actors. Tom Kenny was the best voice of Spyro from the original games and Elijah Wood was the best to play this role in the Legend of Spyro series. I never played Skylanders, so I don't have any personal opinions for it.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:49 PM on Sun Jul 28 2013
I like Tom Kenny quite a bit, after all, he was the one I grew up with. But when I look at this character and imagine what they were going for with him, a miniature, tough dragon with attitude; I think Josh Keaton nails it.

I'm voting for Josh Keaton.
TrueMyriad
said at 6:57 PM on Wed Jul 17 2013
Tom Kenny, Elijah Wood, Carlos Alazraqui, and Josh Keaton were all awesome, Jess Harnell was great, but needed some work.
Ross123
said at 4:06 PM on Wed Jul 17 2013
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Tom Kenny is the best. Apart from SpongeBob, this is his best role.

Elijah was brilliant while Josh was tough & cool.

Carlos & Jess are awful though Carlos gets my respect for being the 1st voice of Spyro.
HienFan
said at 4:40 AM on Tue Jul 1 2014
@Ross123 Same with me but I don't really know who is worse Carlos or Jess both are way too high pitched I like the lower ones of the other three
Ross123
said at 10:09 AM on Tue Jul 1 2014
@HienFan I'd probably pick Jess, mainly because Carlos was the 1st Voice for Spyro. And a character is speaking for the 1st time, most people don't know what they want them to sound like until later.

Another thing, Not many people liked Carlos so why Jess tried to imitate him was not particularly wise.
HienFan
said at 4:14 AM on Wed Jul 2 2014
@Ross123 Listening to both of them Carlos is more hoarse, Jess is more nasal.

I rather listen to a hoarse voice than a nasal one
Ross123
said at 8:08 AM on Wed Jul 2 2014
@HienFan Yeah same here. I listened to the clips again to see for myself because I forgot what they sounded like.

And that's when you know something is bad as you'd rather forget about it.
Ross123
said at 4:03 PM on Wed Jul 17 2013
Tom Kenny for me. Apart from SpongeBob, this is his best role.

Elijah was brilliant while Josh was all tough & cool.

Carlos & Jess are awful though Carlos gets my respect for being the 1st voice of Spyro.
Toady_12
said at 1:15 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
1. Tom Kenny
2. Carlos Alazraqui
3. Jess Harnell
4. Elijah Wood
5. Josh Keaton

Wait, that's the order they're placed on the site
LoveCartoons25
said at 11:10 AM on Thu Jun 6 2013
CA: Great voice for young boy
TK: Sounds younger and better for younger boy
JH: Little deep and wacky for Spyro
EW: Great for teen and great replacement
JK: Same as Jess
I vote for Tom.
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 3:05 AM on Sun Mar 24 2013
I'd say Tom Kenny in first, Carlos in second, and everyone else tied in last!
VctrBnsn
said at 11:40 PM on Sun Mar 10 2013
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Its amazing how different each voice is to each other, this guy can't have a consistent potrayal. To me, Carlos and Jess were a bit grating, with Tom being the most listenable of the group. Elijah's performance couldn't be any more different from the rest. He game a sincere effort, but he just came of as bland. When I heard Josh was the current VA, I thought he would emulate Elijah by using his normal voice. But no, he gave a completely original performance. Its a voice I never heard from him, so I guess I'll go with Josh.
MatthewC17
said at 9:43 PM on Sun Dec 30 2012
Tom Kenny's Spyro is a camp portrayal and can never be replicated which is why he is the most memorable
Ghosty404
said at 3:19 PM on Sun Dec 16 2012
Eh, Jess kinda sounds Wakko-y here.
Zylphia
said at 10:43 PM on Wed Sep 19 2012
Tom Kenny's voice is the one I love most. I haven't had the chance to play Spyro three though, but out of the first two games I played, I prefer Spyro's voice from the second one in the series
Cheesyfeet106
said at 4:53 PM on Thu Sep 13 2012
Spyro, the little purple dragon from a (once) great series:

Carlos Alaraqui - The first voice, so they surprisingly nailed it. He sounds young and gives Spyro the personality we know him for.

Tom Kenny - Carlos created Spyro's voice and character, but Tom perfected it. He just fits into the role so perfectly.

Jess Harnell - I think it's good that he sounds a bit older, because Spyro is now older himself. Although it sometimes felt a bit, well, off, for lack of a better word, I enjoyed his performance.

Elijah Wood - He took Spyro in a different direction, leaving out the higher pitch but kept the same young and brash personality. For a game that has some pretty mixed results when it comes to voice acting, Wood was a bit more well cast than some others.

Josh Keaton - Not a bad stand-in for Wood, but I just don't feel that he put 100 per cent into his performance.

So that's Spyro. Kenny is the clear winner, followed by Carlos, Jess, Wood and Josh Keaton last.
SuperSpyroFan
said at 5:31 PM on Fri Jul 6 2012
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1. Tom Kenny - Fantastic, it suits Spyro.
2. Carlos Alazraqui - Good, it sounds like Spyro's just been born.
3. Jess Harnell - His voice is a bit too rough for Spyro, but in some ways, it does suit him.
4. Elijah Wood - Expressionless, so I think it's really terrible, and I also just think of Frodo, so he should just stay in TLotRs.
5. Josh Keaton - One word, amateur.
Zylphia
said at 8:49 PM on Sat Jun 30 2012
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Tom Kenny is best, in my opinion
PurpleWarrior13
said at 12:28 PM on Thu Jun 28 2012
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1. Tom Kenny - Is a great fit for the character
2. Carlos Alazraqui - Very similar to Kenny, but a little forced
3. Josh Keaton - Very unique sounding, and very youthful
4. Jess Harnell - A little cartoonish, but it got the job done
5. Elijah Wood - The opposite of Harnell's. His Spyro is decent, but he sounded too much like a teenage boy instead of a dragon. He was generic, and not as interesting to listen to.
MatthewC17
said at 11:03 PM on Mon Jul 2 2012
@PurpleWarrior13 Also Harnell would add grunts for when Spyro jumped and screams for when he would get hurt or fall off the map
Torak
said at 6:46 AM on Sun Jun 24 2012
Now that Josh has been added, I'll put them in this order:

1. Tom Kenny. It was close, but Tom was the best: he has a great range and really brought out Spyro's funny and youthful side, and gave a solid performance as Spyro.

2. Elijah Wood. A close second: he brought passion and heart to Spyro which really brought out the hero that he is.

3. Josh Keaton. He gives an interesting take on Spyro. Yess his voice sounds a little odd but he brings out Spyro's cocky side well.

4. Carlos Alazarqui. Not bad considering he's the original. Acting could have been better though.

5. Jess Harnell. Acting isn't bad but his voice is a little grating to listen to. I really enjoyed A hero's tail but unfortunately Jess's Spyro is the weakest out of all in my opinion.
MatthewC17
said at 6:34 PM on Sun Jun 24 2012
@Torak Exactly everyone saying Kenny is too generic hasn't heard all of his Spyro performance
shadowvegeta
said at 6:31 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
1. Elijah Wood
2. Tom Kenny
3. Jess Harnell
4. Josh Keaton
5. Carlos Alazarqui
MatthewC17
said at 2:07 AM on Sat Jun 23 2012
If I had to rank them:
1. Tom Kenny - The most enjoyable and hilarious voice for Spyro
2. Elijah Wood - An abysmal copy of Tom Kenny
3. Josh Keaton - Interesting take on Spyro
4. Carlos Alazraqui - He's good for a young Spyro
5. Jess Harnell - No vocal range it sounds too much like Jorge from Clifford's Puppy Days
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:48 PM on Fri Jun 22 2012
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Wow Josh showed some range, doens't sound like his normal voice.
Bombermanp
said at 8:19 PM on Mon May 21 2012
kenny ftw.. i dont like wood, and carlos did a ok job, but he would later use a similair voice for lazlo.. and idk about harnell
Spider RedNight
said at 2:31 AM on Tue Mar 13 2012
Tom Kenny did a good job by making Spyro sound young, headstrong, and friendly simultaneously. He played a good kid that we all wanted to have fun with as we played the game(s).

Elijah, however, played a good young dragon who quickly had to handle responsibility and maturity before his time. He played a calmer Spyro and one who could handle more stress, whereas Kenny made for a good, sarcastic, lighthearted protagonist who would let anything roll off his back.

Therefore, Kenny gets my vote but Wood gets an honourable mention as well as second place.
ShupaRoeh
said at 8:07 PM on Thu Mar 8 2012
tom kenny sounds generic, obviously
MatthewC17
said at 9:20 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
@ShupaRoeh definitely not he's the most enjoyable and hilarious Spyro voice
Zarisxune
said at 12:06 AM on Sun Feb 12 2012
Tom
Elijah - very close second
Jess
Carlos
ConfusedPhantom
said at 10:47 PM on Mon Jan 16 2012
I'm gonna say....Tom Kenny. It's full of personality and it's...well...Spyro.

Elijah Wood sounds...kinda generic. He didn't do a bad job, it's just...generic. But, he definitely takes 2nd place for me.
MatthewC17
said at 1:49 PM on Sun Mar 25 2012
@ConfusedPhantom Yeah Tom Kenny is very fitting for the role

I did hear somewhere Josh Keaton will voice Spyro I wonder what that will sound like
ConfusedPhantom
said at 4:20 PM on Fri Jun 22 2012
@MatthewC17 Annnnnd they posted a sample. He gives him that edge.
CynderFanForever
said at 10:47 AM on Mon Jan 16 2012
Elijah Wood is the best. He knows how to make Spyro sound happy, angry, sad, or completely in love.
BlankSlate
said at 6:11 AM on Fri Jan 13 2012
Tom Kenny sounds more Spyro-ish but Elijah Wood is the best of them, I'd say.
SonicRyan1992
said at 7:00 AM on Tue Dec 13 2011
1.Tom Kenny---very good voice and very funny.
2.Elijah Wood---sound appropriate, young, wide-eyed curious (BTW i see an odd connection with him and Soren the Barn Owl)
& i don't particularly care much about the other two.
IAmL
said at 9:47 PM on Sat Sep 24 2011
They are all good, but I will have to say Carlos, not because his voice just sounds good, but because I think he impersonates Spyro the best, in character and simply in voice. ^^

said at 3:25 PM on Tue Sep 13 2011
jess was a really good spyro voice! i cant lie about that, but elijah is to. But thats just my oppinion.
MatthewC17
said at 2:14 PM on Fri Jul 8 2011
Elijah Wood is the best replacement for Tom Kenny
MatthewC17
said at 3:44 PM on Mon Jun 6 2011
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No contest Tom Kenny wins he is the best actor for Spyro
Truesonic
said at 5:37 PM on Sun Feb 13 2011
Tom Kenny was the most fitting Spyro voice for me The voice connected with Spyro it definately suited him a lot the Sarcastic but smart and loyal dragon....Carlos potrayed a excellent young Spyro voice, Elijah Wood is okay a few people think of his voice Sexy and hot O.O but a tad deep and old I think he's okay though Jess Harnell was the worst voice for me Wow I stopped playing Spyro games a long time ago...The last game I played was Spyro Enter The DragonFly which most people say that was the last good game I never really played the other games I never noticed how much the series changed but is it still going or is it over I heard about a movie but then it got cancelled Spyro is really in trouble here huh...
MatthewC17
said at 3:45 PM on Mon Jun 6 2011
@Truesonic I agree with you Tom Kenny fits Spyro really well
jay (Guest)
said at 11:02 PM on Fri Jan 14 2011
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Tom Kenny. Elijah Wood doesn't sound anything like Spyro. That entire game is just a blemish on the series.
shades (Guest)
said at 11:27 PM on Thu Nov 25 2010
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I personally think Carlos did the best voice far none! His voice totally suits Spyro's cool vibe. Tom Kinny, for me, is a very close second. They both had the same idea in mind!
speedxaaa (Guest)
said at 11:41 PM on Wed Nov 24 2010
Both Tom Kenny and Elijah Wood's voices are best, imo. I dunno.

Tom Kenny because it suited the old Spyro best and is nostalgic, but Elijah Wood because he gives Spyro's voice some kind of sense of youth and a sexy-ish flair that's hard to describe. *shrugs*
hg (Guest)
said at 11:12 AM on Thu Sep 23 2010
The new spyro games are ****.
someone (Guest)
said at 6:30 PM on Mon May 31 2010
NOOOOOOOOOO elijah makes spyro sound so gay i swear tom kenny FTW
john (Guest)
said at 8:16 PM on Sat May 15 2010
I'm going with Tom Kenny since I'm most used to him and I think he captured his personality best and Carlos as a close second.
satoshi
said at 6:39 PM on Sat May 15 2010
Tom Kenny
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 6:16 PM on Sat May 15 2010
jess harnell's spyro sounds like his jorge from clifford's puppy days.
NachoElephant
said at 1:51 PM on Sat May 15 2010
All great but I'm going with Elijah Wood
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 1:24 PM on Sat May 15 2010
hard to say.


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