Created by Pokejedservo on Aug 31 2011
Special thanks to CatsTuxedo, NCZ for additional sound clips.
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the Super Mario Bros VC section we have a little something for these little Mushroom Retainers... TOAD! We shall actually begin with the Super Mario Bros. Super Show in which he was voiced by John Stocker. First of all yes John does play the role of Toad a bit grouchier than the folks whom voiced him in the games but Toad is still genuinely one of the good guys in the show. John's voice for the role does fit Toad as the short guy of the group in which John does give a lively performance as Toad as he gives the role a bit more of a sense of character and is a fine example of the voice work in the show.
Toad's VA debut in the games was Mario Kart 64 in which he was voiced by Isaac "N64 Peppy Hare" Marshall. Isaac is fairly notable as the first person to voice Toad in the games (and is the first guy and so far the only guy to have voiced Toad in the games). Anyways while its not too hard to tell that Toad was voiced by a guy in this game Isaac does a suitably high voice for the role which works for the role fairly well enough. While Toad only got a few lines in the game (much like everyone else) Isaac did some fairly good work for what little he got for this game.
After Mario Kart 64, Toad was voiced by Jen Taylor in the late 90's to the mid 2000's. Jen pretty much played the role of Toad as a cutesy little boy with a cutesy high voice but Jen did a decent job in making it work. While Jen has voiced Toad in plenty of the Mario Games, Toad generally gets only a small amount of dialogue in them but Jen does some decent work as Toad in the Mario games she was in nevertheless. In the late 2000's Samantha Kelly takes over the role of Toad and her Toad voice well sounds a lot like Jen's Toad Voice (I mean the voices sound VERY similar in which at least the difference in their Princess Toadstool voices was a little more apparent). But still as for Samantha's performance for the role well I can pretty much say the same things that I have said for Jen's work, but if anything else it is an impressive example of vocal mimicry. Overall I liked them all but I will go for John Stocker the most here.
(Update: An unknown VA voiced Toad in Mario is Missing and its a rather awkward miscast. Seriously Toad sounds more like a robotic A.I in this game than anything else and even when you hear this performance by its own merits its still fairly generic. Tomoko Maruno voiced Toad in the Japanese Version of Mario Kart 64 and I must say that Tomoko is probably the best actress to have voiced Toad so far. Tomoko's voice is endearing and her performance had a good sense of energy. Anyways while Tomoko was rather good I am still going with John the most here.)