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Fox McCloud

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Fox McCloud with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Star Fox

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 Apr 30 2010
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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Joshthepikachu2123
said at 7:34 PM on Mon Oct 24 2016
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I'm tied between Jim and Mike. The former because of SSBB, and the latter because of his new improved Fox voice in the new Star Fox game (let's just forget Mike's performance in SSB4 for now)
Steve tried I guess, but it's not that interesting.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 1:49 PM on Fri Sep 30 2016
I've always liked Mike Wests Fox the most! Steve Malpass sounds kinda like Michael J. Fox, that's cool. Jim Walker does well too.
01. Mike West
02. Jim Walker
03. Steve Malpass
TEOL
said at 6:20 AM on Fri Aug 26 2016
West sounds the most like I would imagine a annoying Fox character to sound like but the sound quality of the N64 didn't output it as good as it should sound like.
Marusero
said at 5:49 AM on Sun Jun 26 2016
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I think my personal ranking would have to be:

1st. Jim Walker

2nd. Joe Zieja (even though he's not here yet)

3rd. Mike West

4th. Steve Malpass
Marusero
said at 11:06 AM on Sat May 14 2016
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Gave my vote to Jim here. Why? Because of his Brawl performance. I never played Assault before, but based on that clip of his, I think he's decent.
Marusero
said at 11:24 AM on Sat May 14 2016
Also, I think Jim sounds pretty cool in Brawl. On a side note, listening to those Brawl clips on YouTube, he sounded a bit like Yuri Lowenthal to me.
GreenGoblin75
said at 7:10 PM on Sun May 8 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
Final Ranking:
1. Jim Walker
2. Joe Zieja
3. Mike West
4. Steve Malpass
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:30 PM on Fri Apr 29 2016
Uh....

https://twitter.com/JoeZieja/status/726076158815555584
GreenGoblin75
said at 6:36 PM on Fri Apr 29 2016
@NCZ
You have GOT to be joking.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:17 PM on Fri Apr 29 2016
@NCZ Great... just great. We're gonna have to sort out that whole cast now, aren't we?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:24 PM on Fri Apr 29 2016
@Nightmare Crusher

No credits, no immediately-recognizable voices, no information other than it was possibly in LA (as Joe Zieja) is there, which means the VAs could be pretty much anyone.

I think the absolute most we can do at the moment is figure out who the director is through Joe or something, cause otherwise I've literally got nothing.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:30 PM on Fri Apr 29 2016
@NCZ Got to hand it to Nintendo, they get some scary good imitators when they need to. Whoever is doing the Jaz Adams characters is spot on.
Metabad
said at 7:34 PM on Fri Apr 29 2016
@NCZ Wonder why they didn't get Mike.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:39 PM on Fri Apr 29 2016
@Nightmare Crusher I'm not going to lie, I was convinced it was the game cast solely because Peppy and Andross sounded practically identical.

I think Falco was probably the only one who sounded particularly noticeably-off, though I did note Pepper and ROB sounding strange I mostly chalked that up to direction (anime VS game = different style).

@Metabad

It probably just has something to do with the game's production timeline.

As we all know the game was supposed to be released in late 2015, and Miyamoto stated the plan was to have it before Zelda. Well, Zelda got delayed, so Star Fox got shuffled into the holy November timeslot because, well, there wasn't much else to go with. Then *it* got delayed in itself in order to incorporate player feedback and make general improvements to the game, and possibly expand its scope a bit.

All of the voice acting seemed to pretty much be in place by E3, so it was probably mainly done by then. I'm guessing the short was conceived during the delay, or at least between E3 and the release, and it ended up being easier and/or cheaper to just get some Californian actors instead of calling up everyone from Seattle again.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:45 PM on Fri Apr 29 2016
@NCZ I almost wonder if maybe some of the game cast is in the short. Peppy and Andross are really, really close sounding and Slippy isn't far off from Lyssa Browne's take in Zero. We can only hope that more actors will come out of the woodwork to talk about this.
Kirbopher
said at 1:44 AM on Mon May 2 2016
@NCZ This is only a theory, but I have a distinct feeling it might've been something along the lines of getting people who had more experience in dubbing. For the SF games that the 64/643D/Zero cast worked on, I'd wager good money it was probably just done to timestamps and not matching to any actual synch, but The Battle Begins inherently required a LOT of finessing to get the synch right since there's actual animation to the mouth movements and not just flaps. I can't prove that, but I wouldn't be surprised if it were a case of wanting people with that specific skillset, of which also makes it more likely that it was done in LA. If you wanna reach out to Joe for details, you can certainly give it a shot and start there.
technickal
said at 5:10 PM on Wed May 4 2016
@NCZ @Nightmare Crusher
https://twitter.com/JoeZieja/status/727894268220579840
DarkWhite
said at 3:32 PM on Wed Apr 27 2016
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Mike and Jim are the best but I have mixed opinions on both

Mike does excellent work in Star Fox 64 and Zero sounding like a charismatic, young captain should. But his SSB4 performance sounds awkward and nasally. Maybe it was rust or directing.

On the flipside I felt Jim's voice was appropriate for an older Fox in Assault, but his performance was too monotone and flat. Though he got a bit better near the end of the game tbf. In Brawl he vastly improved and would've loved to here more of him in another Star Fox game.

Tough call but I'm voting for Mike West for being consistently good in the main series
GreenGoblin75
said at 12:12 PM on Sun Apr 24 2016
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Man after listening to more of all these guys, this is tough:
1. Jim Walker (SSBB)
2. Mike West (Battle Begins/Zero)
3. Jim Walker (Assault)
4. Mike West (64 3D)
5. Steve Malpass (Melee)
6. Steve Malpass (Adventures)
7. Mike West (64)
8. Mike West (SSB4)
Nightmare Crusher
said at 12:04 PM on Thu Apr 21 2016
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Assuming that was Mike in what little I've seen of the Star Fox short that just got released, I'm changing my vote to him.
GreenGoblin75
said at 12:14 PM on Thu Apr 21 2016
@Nightmare Crusher
Who was your original favorite?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 12:15 PM on Thu Apr 21 2016
@GreenGoblin75 Jim.
Damalis
said at 2:41 PM on Sat Apr 23 2016
@Nightmare Crusher I agree. He made a vast improvement.
Damalis
said at 2:45 PM on Sat Apr 23 2016
@Damalis His voice vas freaking spot on !
Damalis
said at 6:18 PM on Sat Apr 23 2016
@Damalis *was. Sorry, typing mistake.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:19 PM on Fri Apr 29 2016
@Nightmare Crusher Looks like my assumption was wrong. Great.
GreenGoblin75
said at 6:10 PM on Mon Mar 7 2016
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1. Jim (Brawl)
2. Steve (Melee)
3. Mike
Mike was good in 64 (if a little old sounding) but his newest performances sound high-pitched and not that great
GreenGoblin75
said at 4:30 PM on Mon Apr 11 2016
@GreenGoblin75

Might have to take a listen at Mike's SFZ work.
HylianBelmont
said at 10:05 AM on Tue Apr 12 2016
@GreenGoblin75 Believe me, you should. Mike sounds absolutely fantastic in that game from what I've heard.
HylianBelmont
said at 1:41 AM on Mon Oct 12 2015
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I'm going to vote for Mike West, he has the most entertaining voice for Fox in my opinion.
Mega719
said at 6:42 PM on Fri Sep 18 2015
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I'm going with Jim Walker. I like Mike West in Star Fox but his recent pprtrayal in Smash 4 was a step backwards from Jim in Brawl. Honestly i think Brawl is the best Star Fox ever sounded
YakkoBaby
said at 8:51 PM on Fri Jun 19 2015
Steve Malpass's take kinda reminds me of Razor from SWAT Kats. Mike West's is what I'm more accustomed to, and Jim Walker's voice doesn't sound too bad.
SteelEthlan
said at 11:20 AM on Wed Jun 17 2015
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Yeah i'm going to pull over the results that i picked as a whole:

#1) Jim Walker

#2) Mike West

#3) Steve Malpass
CuriousUserX90
said at 8:46 PM on Tue Jun 16 2015
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Well, looks like I was proven accurate at the Fact that Mike West would be voicing Fox in the New Star Fox game.
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
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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
SupremeTarantulas
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.
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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