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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Fox McCloud with sound clips and images.
Fox McCloud is the young leader of the mercenary team Star Fox. He is known for his fantastic flying skills and quick decisiveness, which serve to make him a respected leader. He has a strong sense of justice, but can be overly serious at times.

In Star Fox 64, he is voiced by Mike West in the English version of the game. He is voiced by Steve Malpass in the Rare-produced Star Fox Adventures. In Star Fox Assault and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he is voiced by Jim Walker in the English versions of the games.
Created by CatsTuxedo on Fri Apr 30 2010, 49 Comments, Add Comment
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Star Fox 64 (1997)
Fox McCloudMike West
Mike West
Star Fox Adventures (2002)
Fox McCloudSteve Malpass
Steve Malpass
Star Fox Assault (2005)
Fox McCloudJim Walker
Jim Walker

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RykoMD
said at 6:09 PM on Fri Feb 6 2015
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Jim Walker. He sounded awesome in Smash Brawl. Jim and Fox are like bread and butter.
chaosincarnate
said at 1:18 PM on Mon Jan 19 2015
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I was never that big a fan of Mike West (or most of the Star Fox 64 VA's, for that matter). This is only amplified in Smash 4, he just sounds unbearable in that game.

Jim Walker definitely gets my vote. It isn't the most memorable performance, but it gets the job done.

My ranking would probably go Jim, Mike (who at least tries), then Steve, who just can't act.
Bdub13
said at 10:25 AM on Wed Jan 7 2015
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While the audio quality wasn't as good I think Mike West had the most emotion.
HienFan
said at 5:25 AM on Sun Feb 23 2014
1 Mike West
2 Jim Walker
3 Steve Malpass to be fair he's better than some of the others in the Adventures game(especially Radical!Falco)
HienFan
said at 11:35 PM on Sun Mar 30 2014
@HienFan After hearing more of Assault I'll swap Mike and Jim
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 10:34 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
Mike West for his 3DS performance. Then Jim Walker, who was good too, and last the rather stiff Steve Malpass.
mdalsted
said at 7:53 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
They should put Mike West's re-voicing of the character for Star Fox 64 3D in here. Maybe he's improved since the original? Anyone wanna record the voice(s) from SF643D?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:10 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
@mdalsted There's not too huge a difference between his work in 3D and his work on the N64 version. We don't usually add duplicates of VAs to voice compares unless they sound entirely different.
Zekewars010
said at 7:13 AM on Tue Aug 13 2013
Walker is the best!
Ultimate Fox
said at 4:53 PM on Thu Jul 4 2013
Jim Walker is an awesome voice! He was perfect for Fox for both Assault and Smash Bros. Please ninento, put him in the next smash bros and the next star fox game if so?!
Dogman15
said at 1:06 AM on Fri Apr 12 2013
All three of them do a great job, considering that there's a large time gap. Well, okay. Eight years. Adventures is eight years after 64, so Fox has definitely matured since then. But Steve's voice for him was just a little bit too high, considering that time skip and then he's suddenly deeper-voiced.
crashandcortex
said at 7:47 AM on Wed Apr 3 2013
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#1: Mike West
Call it nostalgia, but holy crap Mike is an incredible Fox McCloud. Absolutely nailed the character down pat, incredibly memorable quotes and all-around a memorable and legendary performance.

#2: Jim Walker
Amazingly, I also really appreciate Jim's take on our favourite space animal, painting him as a confident, experienced and overall potent leader, certainly fitting Fox post the time-skip after Lylat Wars. The voice filter in Assault really annoys me though, as it makes most characters have a rather irritating spacey echo effect, and it affects Jim worst than perhaps any other actor unfortunately enough. If memory serves me, the man did a commendable job as Fox in Brawl as well.

#3: Steve Malpass
The voice here is actually pretty good, but the tone and emotion are really distracting. As many of you have said, he sounds unusually... nasally, so to say, and the lines he's given aren't exactly stellar either and only serve to detract from the performance. Then again, Stairfax Temperatures was a horrendously handled game to begin with, so I don't really think we should expect anything spectacular from it. He sounded REALLY similar to Mike in Melee though, and oddly I feel he did better in the few sound clips he had there than he did in the entirety of Adventures, even if Steve's probably one of the better actors in Adventures. Speaks leagues for the "quality" of Adventure's voicework in all honesty.

KRAZOA PALACE
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:53 PM on Fri Apr 26 2013
@crashandcortex LEE DOOMSOO TAVOOK GENERAL SCALES! That was from memory by the way.
D'nate
said at 5:01 AM on Tue Apr 2 2013
Nice one Jim :D
pete
said at 4:16 PM on Wed Mar 13 2013
Honestly never remember the speaking parts in 64 so going with Jim as I think he sounds the best.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 2:38 AM on Fri Mar 1 2013
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Does anyone else think that Roger Craig Smith would make a good Fox?
Askmelater47
said at 7:53 AM on Tue Feb 19 2013
The absolute best are Jim and Mike. I grew up with SF64 and Mike is, was, and always has been Fox to me. He really captured the cocky go get 'em attitude that i think Fox is better known for, and really sounds like a leader of a team of mercenaries. On the other hand, Jim does have a more mature and experienced/professional sound that like several people have stated is more suited to the older Fox of assault. And IMO is nicer to listen to, but this can also be due in part to nearly 10 years between the games and the advances that came.
I think Malpass did the worst, its pretty obvious. He sounds like hes in the middle of puberty and also says his lines in a choppy broken up manner. Definitely whinier and far to weak to be that of a leader.
I say this from experience, SF64 was my first and favorite game growing up. Much later on in HS I stumbled upon Krystal online and learned of the sequels. So i bought another gamecube(traded the first for xbox), the other two games, played through them both, loved 'em and still play all 3 on and off to this day. The series has lent me a lot of inspiration over the years and i credit StarFox as playing a large role in shaping who I am today.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 6:13 AM on Wed Feb 13 2013
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# 1 - Jim Walker: Fits Fox's professional attitude in Assault, but I'd say he's a lot better in Brawl.

# 2 - Mike West: His youthful voice in 64 still holds up, even up to this present day in 64 3D.

# 3 - Steve Malpass: I love the undercurrent of cockiness in his voice, but he sounds a little too scratchy for my liking. But, that was in Adventures, though. He improved quite a bit in Melee, however.
Silence
said at 5:41 PM on Sun Jan 27 2013
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Jim Walker, nuff said.
LJ7117
said at 12:51 AM on Sat Dec 15 2012
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In this one, I'm gonna have to go with Jim Walker. Definitely the best with acting and the voice
Sarge Ray
said at 12:31 PM on Thu Jul 5 2012
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My vote goes to Jim Walker. He really got Fox's portrayal in Assault downpat: a guy in charge and one who knows what he's doing.
ShupaRoeh
said at 3:08 PM on Sun Jan 29 2012
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jim walker's voicing pattern reminds me of ryan drummond's
Rocket_Giovanni
said at 1:49 PM on Sun Jan 22 2012
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Mike West reprised his role in the 3DS remake and he's gotten better with age, I must say.
Strekks
said at 4:57 PM on Sun Jan 1 2012
I think within there respective games, Steve Malpass nails it for me. He was cool alongside fitting with how Fox looked in Adventures. I admit however, is acting was a bit iffy, yet from watching a fandub of a improved impression of Malpass' Fox, with great acting. http://youtu.be/nxiUxbS8BzI
Strekks
said at 4:59 PM on Sun Jan 1 2012
@Strekks (He was cool, and also fitting with how fox looked* His*) Tired xD
pokemastanumba1
said at 4:26 PM on Sun Dec 4 2011
#1 Steve Malpass
To me he seems to be the most evocative of a true leader, and Fox is of course supposed to be the best leader he can. He may not have done so well in Adventures, but I think his improvement in Super Smash Bros. Melee more than redeems himself.

#2 Jim Walker
Much like Steve, Jim was obviously quite better in his respective Super Smash Bros. game (which, in this case, is Brawl). Assault didn't provide the proper material he needed but granted it still worked for the most part.

#3 Mike West
Also a good voice for Fox, but I think his is a bit over-the-top.
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:07 PM on Sat Aug 25 2012
Having played through Brawl, Jim Walker really has improved, and thus receives my vote. The others are still pretty good though.
Torak
said at 10:11 AM on Thu Aug 30 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Couldn't agree with you more man.
FoxRox
said at 9:34 PM on Thu Oct 13 2011
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In my humble opinion: Jim Walker IS Fox McCloud. My thoughts:
Mike West - a little too high-pitched, but good for Fox's inexperience in his first big adventure. Some memorable quotes (Srry to jet, but I'm in a hurry)
Steve Malpass - easily my least favorite. Honestly... just to cockyish and scratchy.
Jim Walker - amazing. This IS Fox McCloud. It shows his maturity over the years, and monotone is great for the character. It just sounds so much like the Fox I know...
-VEGA-
said at 10:34 PM on Mon Aug 22 2011
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Mike West has my vote.
-VEGA-
said at 10:45 PM on Sat Oct 8 2011
@pichu64 Very true.
itsover9000
said at 12:36 PM on Fri Aug 19 2011
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Jim Walkers awesome and west sounds like a nerd Malpass is OK
Aurora
said at 8:26 PM on Sat Jul 30 2011
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I just took vote, and it said that Fox's voice is better done by Jim Walker. He's MY favorite actor for Fox and he will be.
Aurora
said at 8:23 PM on Sat Jul 30 2011
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(gasps) Metabad! Tell me you did NOT just say that Fox's voice done by Jim Walker sounded too monotone by far the worst and dead last! MY honest opnion is that Jim Walker's is better. I just know it deep down!
Metabad
said at 8:03 PM on Sun Jul 31 2011
@Aurora Like I said, he was better in Brawl, but I never really liked his Fox as much as Mike West. Then again, that's just me. If you liked Jim Walker more then that's fine too. But I'm always sticking with Mike West.
Metabad
said at 2:18 AM on Thu Jul 14 2011
Mike West by far, not only did I grow up with it but even after all these years he still sounds good, like a capable leader of an air squadron should.

Steve Malpass is alright even though it's kind of whiny, but why do I get Stuart Little vibes from him? Oh well, he sounds like he'd make a better younger sounding Fox, like in a prequel or something.

Jim Walker sounds WAY too monotone, by far the worst. He was a little better in Brawl though, but I still prefer Mike West overall with Steve Malpass a somewhat distant second and Jim Walker dead last.
Aurora
said at 8:27 PM on Tue Jun 28 2011
Wait! I just want to let you know: My user name used to be krystal, but now it's Aurora.
I really love Fox's appearance in Assault. Besides, foxes are one of my favorite animals. I mean, they are so adorable!
Aurora
said at 8:25 PM on Tue Jun 28 2011
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I'm not sure why, but Fox's voice done by Jim Walker sounds wonderful!
Beau
said at 3:33 PM on Thu May 26 2011
I'm a big fan of StarFox Adventures and really enjoyed Steve Malpass. I think because it had a very big story and lots of dialogue it also gives Steve an edge over the rest. Mike is my second favourite.


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