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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of April O'Neil with sound clips and images.


Created by Pokejedservo on Thu Jul 16 2009, 46 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to OptimusSolo, UltimateCharm, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) (1987)
April O'NeilRenae Jacobs
Renae Jacobs
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) (2003)
April O'NeilVeronica Taylor
Veronica Taylor
TMNT (2007)
April O'NeilSarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever (2009)
April O'Neil 1987Rebecca Soler
Rebecca Soler
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) (2012)
April O'NeilMae Whitman
Mae Whitman
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2013)
April O'NeilCatherine Taber
Catherine Taber

EDITOR'S OPINION

April O'Neil whether you know her as a prominent News Reporter for Channel 6 or as an Antique Shop Proprietor (or a bit of both) this is her little section in BTVA's Voice Compare.

In the old series we have VA Renae Jacobs. Say what you will about how her depiction in the comics is not exactly how she was in the comics but Renae's handiwork for April is indeed fitting.

Next up we have Veronica Taylor as the more Comic-accurate portrayal of Ms. O'Neil here and she was very well suited for the role. In fact I will say that her voice work for April is probably some of her best handiwork.

Though last but not least is Sarah Michelle Gellar in the 2K7 TMNT movie, and while she pretty much got to voice April is because well she is a celebrity she wasn't a bad choice either. She might not have been the best choice all things considered but her handiwork as April is rather satisfactory enough.

So I am thinking of going with a tie between Renae and Veronica with Sarah at a close second here.

(Update: Rebecca Soler voiced her in TMNT Turtles Forever, Mae Whitman voiced her in the 2K12 TMNT series and Catherine Taber voiced April in TMNT Out of the Shadows. Rebecca's voice for the role does sound quite similar to Renae's as her performance did suit the movie's mostly good-natured satirical feel rather well. While like many other attempts at deaging a character Mae Whitman's take on the role has been given some controversy amongst the fanbase. However Mae is known for playing strong-mannered cute teenage girls/young ladies well and this is no exception as her take on the role suited April's new depiction in the show quite well. As for Catherine Taber's work on the role while it does seem a little strange considering on how this game was suppose to be based off of the 2K12 series. However when viewed by its own merits Catherine's take on the role is rather good as it does sound strong-mannered but with a good sense of humor as well. Anyways all of these ladies did pretty with the role in their own way.)


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Slick
said at 1:49 PM on Mon Sep 29 2014
Veronica Taylor's the most fitting so I'm voting for her, but Mae Whitman's great too.
Netherman14
said at 10:46 PM on Mon Aug 25 2014
"In the old series we have VA Renae Jacobs. Say what you will about how her depiction in the comics is not exactly how she was in the comics but Renae's handiwork for April is indeed fitting."
Wait, what? her depiction in the comics is not exactly how she was in the comics?
Finister2
said at 3:32 PM on Fri May 30 2014
1) Renae Jacobs
2) Mae Whitman
3) Veronica Taylor
4) Catherine Taber
5) Sarah Michelle Gellar
6) Rebecca Soler
Margui
said at 10:02 AM on Sat Mar 8 2014
I liked Veronica Taylor, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Mae Whitman as April.
Finister2
said at 4:32 AM on Mon Jan 20 2014
I wonder if Grey DeLisle would make a good April O'Neil?
Slick
said at 1:48 PM on Mon Sep 29 2014
She would!
Adjeras
said at 1:26 PM on Sun Oct 20 2013
-Veronica Taylor: I can't really explain. It was just a very good performance.
-Mae: I'm not a fan of teenage April and that would apply to her actress too. But I won't judge her on that.
Renee: Just too grating and annoying. I feel that Rebecca did a beter 80's April.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 12:46 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
1. Vernoica Taylor - Her voice is very age appropriate and energetic for the character. Just a perfect fit.
2. Mae Whitman - Sounds like alot of her other roles, but it fits perfectly for the teenage April.
3. Renee Jacobs and Rebecca Soler - They both sound the same here.
4. Catherine Taber - She was okay, but a bit too young sounding.
5. Sarah Michelle Gellar - That's not April O'Neil. That's Sarah Michelle Gellar.
pokemastanumba1
said at 7:14 PM on Thu Sep 5 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
#1 Veronica Taylor & Rebecca Soler
I admit I'm a tad biased since I'm a big fan of hers, but I've always like Veronica, she added a sarcastic vibe to April, and gave her some dimension, really bringing out the liveliness of the show. I particularly liked how she interacted with Marc Thompson's Casey, their dynamic is certainly one of the most intriguing aspects of the 2003 series. All in all, her April is a great example of Veronica's work as well as the voice-over work of the series in general.

As for Rebecca, I just feel that she's very underrated, her April certainly had a bit of personality, she made her a little easier to relate to. Of course, it's a bit hard to tell based on what little she had to work with, but I have to say that she's definitely one of the better voices from the Turtles Forever film.

#2 Mae Whitman
Despite the deaging of the character, I actually quite like how April was portrayed in the 2010s series, and of course, Mae is a natural choice for that particular incarnation. Even though she's a bit typecast for this kind of role, she does very well as young but strong-mannered young women/little girls, and even though it takes some time to get used to, she's definitely growing into the role over time. Much like Rebecca, I do think that Mae would be much better-received as a more comic-accurate April and more material to work with.

#3 Renae Jacobs & Catherine Taber
Renae has a pretty voice, but the poor voice direction of the 80s series really puts a damper on her performance. I can't fault Renae for that, but I do believe that she could've done at least a bit better. As for Catherine, her voice is also fitting for April, but it's pretty generic, she could easily pass off as a girl from high school. As a whole, both Renae and Catherine's acting were weak, and made April sound ditzy, smart-alecy, and even a tad over-the-top. While they're not bad, it's obvious that they could've done better.

#4 Sarah Michelle Gellar
To be honest, I don't like how she was portrayed in the 2K7 movie, she sounds even more generic than Catherine, and her acting is very wooden. Heck, back when I first watched it, I didn't even know that that was April, but some random little girl hanging out with the Turtles. And not to nitpick, but I simply don't approve the trend of casting of celebrities over VA veterans in voice-over roles. I mean, they did that for the 4 turtles and Splinter, why couldn't they have done the same for April or Casey? :( But alas, while SMG isn't horrible, she's definitely one of, if not the weakest of all the April voices.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 12:46 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
@pokemastanumba1 I'm in agreement here.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 9:03 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus
I second that.
Adjeras
said at 3:18 PM on Tue Dec 31 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Agreed.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:59 AM on Thu Sep 5 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Heh, and I was thinking about Matt Lanter as a potential Casey Jones. :-P
VctrBnsn
said at 7:49 AM on Wed Sep 4 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Wow, call me the odd man out, but I'm voting for Taber.
Finister2
said at 7:15 AM on Wed Sep 4 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Catherine Taber sounds like Tara Strong
Soldierkei
said at 10:30 PM on Tue Sep 3 2013
Eh, really depends on the april. And since all of them are different versions (minus Renae and Rebecca), I'm just going to say they each work for their respective versions.

said at 2:36 AM on Tue Sep 3 2013
Renae Jacobs - Her voice for April is a little annoying but i guess its ok....
Veronica Taylor - Her voice is a little better than the 80s version
Sarah Michelle Gellar - This one is awesome probably one of my favourite Aprils
Rebecca Solar - It's better than the 80's I think
Mae Whitman - It's my favourite tied with Sarah Michelle Gellar
HienFan
said at 11:31 PM on Sun Sep 1 2013
1 Veronica Taylor I love that voice so so much
2 Mae Whitman
3 Sarah Michelle Gellar
4 Renae/Rebecca-Sorry other than the fact she's pretty(aside from that horrible outfit) but I don't like anything about the 80s April
HienFan
said at 3:52 AM on Sat Aug 2 2014
@HienFan 4 Catherine, sorry Renae and Rebecca you are going down AGAIN
MilanTheVillain01
said at 1:24 AM on Thu Jul 4 2013
# 1 - Mae Whitman.
# 2 - Veronica Taylor.
# 3 - Sarah Michelle Gellar.
# 4 - Renae Jacobs.
# 5 - Rebecca Soler.
Deadpool99
said at 3:10 PM on Wed Jun 5 2013
I'm gonna go with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Mae Whitman as 1. The others are ok nothing special
VctrBnsn
said at 3:46 PM on Fri Apr 19 2013
I'm a person who watched every single animated incarnation of the turtles; the G1 series, the 2000's series, the 2007 movie, and the current series. Yet, none of the voices never stood out to me. Renae was horribly directed, Veronica sometimes sounded off, Sarah sounded inexperienced behind a mic, and Mae is a de aged version. No one really screams what I want for the character. Not that they were all bad, just none of them were perfect.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:46 AM on Wed Apr 3 2013
I'm gonna go with Veronica Taylor.
MatthewC17
said at 9:52 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
When I hear Sarah, Kathryn Mertueil pops into my mind
MrParadox
said at 9:06 PM on Sat Nov 17 2012
Mae is surprisingly good for April considering that she has been de-aged and fits her well. My favorite however would have to be Veronica since she did an excellent job making her very three dimensional and more than just a pretty face.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:34 PM on Thu Nov 15 2012
At first I didn't think I'd like Mae as April but she has impressed me.
pete
said at 1:17 AM on Sat Nov 10 2012
Mae is good but I'm not a fan of the de-aging of April. Sticking with Veronica.
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 6:26 PM on Sat Nov 10 2012
@pete

The Next voice Of April should be Grey DeLisle.
pete
said at 10:17 PM on Sat Nov 10 2012
@Mr.Fennoy93 She'd actually be perfect. If they hadn't reimagined her she could have played her in the 2012 series.
SparklyShake12
said at 5:31 AM on Wed Oct 10 2012
Veronica Taylor and Renae Jacobs are fantastic. Veronica got my vote though.
Rooblakas013
said at 11:25 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
Renae Jacobs has got my vote in this one.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:54 AM on Tue Jun 5 2012
 1 Shout Out! [?]
I think I'm gonna go with Sarah Michelle Gellar for April O'Neil.
pokemastanumba1
said at 8:43 PM on Fri Sep 14 2012
@Anicomicgeek I'm a bit curious, was the 2007 film the only TMNT-related production you've seen?
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:16 PM on Fri Sep 14 2012
@pokemastanumba1

I did watch the 1987 show and the live-action movies as a kid.
pete
said at 4:00 AM on Sat Oct 13 2012
@Anicomicgeek And you've seen nothing of the 2003 series? Or not much?
Anicomicgeek
said at 5:48 AM on Sat Oct 13 2012
@pete

The most I ever saw of the '03 series was parts of an episode or two and parts of Turtles Forever.
pete
said at 3:41 PM on Sat Oct 13 2012
@Anicomicgeek Well if you find the time you really should catch more because you'd be missing on what most fan consider the best TMNT series(it's the main reason I like TMNT and am in this VC section) though the 2012 series is pretty decent I saw 90% of the 03 series on tv mostly on Cartoon Network but a few episodes were on 4kids. All the episodes are on Youtube.
Aquafox84
said at 2:22 PM on Mon Apr 9 2012
odd how all but Sarah Michelle are pretty much voice matches to the original animated series. All fine females as well.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 1:55 AM on Sun Mar 4 2012
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
For the animated series, Taylor is probably my favorite, probably since her version of the character has the most dimension, and is the most interesting to listen to.
Sarah Michelle Gellar was also fantastic. Her April is very similar to Taylor's but perhaps a little more natural-sounding. On the other hand, Sarah would probably work better as a live action April (which would work out VERY well, but I'm probably a little biased since I'm a huge Gellar fan).
Jacobs sounded a little too young, annoying, occasionally even borderline ditzy, and almost smart-alec sounding as opposed to intelligent sounding, although I probably blame that on the direction of the series, not Ms. Jacobs' voice acting, although I do think she could've toned down her line readings, which was almost always emphatic-sounding, over-the-top, and even downright outrageous. Her performance lacked subtlety, but again, the direction was probably what got her there. With that said, Soler did a very good job imitating that voice. The only thing she was missing was the distinct Canadian-sounding accent to Jacobs' voice.

It'll be interesting to see how Mae Whitman will sound as April. I'm worried since Mae would probably sound a little too young, given her other roles, but I'm hopeful. :P
Rika24
said at 2:10 AM on Wed Jun 15 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Veronica Taylor, then Renae Jacobs. Rebecca Soler did an amazing job at getting close to the original. While i'm a HUGE Buffy fan, i didn't care too much for Sarah's April
Sonic_Blaze
said at 12:43 AM on Wed Mar 30 2011
Sarah Michelle Gellar did Arpil's voice sheesh I thought it was Veronica Taylor at first.
micheleivey (Guest)
said at 10:22 AM on Thu Feb 3 2011
I went with Veronica, I like Renae and grew up with her as April. So this was a hard choice... they both did a great job as the characters they were playing. So I went with which April I liked more. I personally don't feel the other two here even compare to Renae and Veronica.
jeff (Guest)
said at 11:32 PM on Fri Jan 14 2011
Renae Jacobs will always be April O'Neil in my book; the April O'Neil from the 80s TMNT Cartoon is my favorite version of her.
loganrogue24 (Guest)
said at 5:28 PM on Mon Dec 27 2010
i like them all but i have to go with Renae cause i grew up with her April. the last April voice Rebecca Soler was not bad but Renae Sarah Veronica were a little better then Rebecca no insult to her though she did her best.
john (Guest)
said at 12:07 AM on Sat Jul 18 2009
Hmm tough one but I'll go with Renae since I'm most used to her , by the way thanks for the pic I always wondered what she looked like.
jeff (Guest)
said at 1:04 AM on Fri Jul 17 2009
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
This one was tough! I liked them all, but I had to go with Veronica Taylor, because I'm used to it. The other two were so excellent as well.


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