Prince Derek
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Prince Derek

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Prince Derek with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Swan Princess

Derek is the son of Queen Uberta, which makes him the prince of her kingdom. He is a daft expert in offending women in five syllables or less, which leads to him initially blowing his chance at getting it on with Princess Odette after spending their childhood hating each other. Derek truthfully only loves Odette for her beauty, partially because Odette doesn't give him any other reason to love her such as common interests or anything realistic like that. On an interesting note, Derek is one of the few characters in the franchise to perform his own singing.
Created by CatsTuxedo on Aug 25 2011
The Swan Princess (1994)
Prince DerekHoward McGillin
Howard McGillin
The Swan Princess II: Escape from Castle Mountain (1997)
Prince DerekDouglas Sills
Douglas Sills
The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom (1998)
Prince DerekBrian Nissen
Brian Nissen


I'll say up front that I am not fond of this particular series on the grounds of it being a pale imitation of Disney during a time (commonly known as the "Renessaince") when the company was actually making money again after two decades of financial floundering. As such, its prince character, Derek, is an extension of the series' attempt at riding on Disney's then-recent success in that Derek has no notable personality quirks to speak of (much like Disney's own "prince" characters), which doesn't give his voice actors very much to work with. The character's cookie cutter nature is made more obvious by the fact that all three of his VAs sound very similar to each other and make no attempt to add coloring to his character beyond "generic Disney prince". As such, none of these performances impress me at all, so I just can't make an opinion on who is the "best".



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said at 11:29 AM on Sat May 3 2014
where's Yuri Lowenthal's take on Prince Derek?
said at 12:12 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
They kept getting weaker and weaker. Disagree with the editor's opinion on the character, though. Derek was BETTER than alot of Disney princes at the time.
said at 1:30 PM on Sun Nov 18 2012
Definitely Howard McGillin
I wonder what Yuri Lowenthal's Derek will sound like
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Who do you think has been the best from these Prince Derek voice actors?
Howard McGillin
Douglas Sills
Brian Nissen