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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Donkey Kong with sound clips and images.
(Note: You might be wondering "What about how he sounded like in the games and/or Captain N?" Well coming soon BTVA will have an animal version of Voice Compare with Creature voices. But for now this will be when he gets a speaking role.) Whether you know him as Mario's original foe, the star of the Donkey Kong Country series or as a known competitor in crossover games like Super Smash Bros and Mario Party he is Donkey Kong.
EDITOR'S OPINIONHis English speaking debut was in the early 80's Ruby Spears series "Saturday Supercade", in the Donkey Kong segments old Kids show star Soupy Sales. While Donkey Kong didn't say a lot of words other than his own name but has said them before. However in Saturday Supercade Donkey Kong was more of a playful trickster than a dumb angry brute though Soupy did certainly come up with a way to make that work.
In the Donkey Kong Country TV series done by Nelvana he was voiced by Richard Yearwood. Now I know that the DKC series was not exactly a fan favorite (loosely based on the games, had a bunch of musical numbers) but I didn't think it was so bad. And that includes Richard's take on the character as well. Granted I know that some may question the validity in this since Cranky Kong is suppose to be the original Donkey Kong here. (And that supposedly the current DK we are seeing here is DK Jr. all grown up.) But while fortunately Nintendo didn't drop any sense of a backstory that RARE tried to do on the DKC series, this is still pretty much the main image of Donkey Kong that Nintendo is still using to this date.
Overall neither one are bad but I am thinking of going with Soupy a bit more here.