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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Rahzar with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Created by Pokejedservo on Mar 12 2011
Special thanks to UltimateCharm for additional sound clips.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) (1987)
RahzarTownsend Coleman
Townsend Coleman
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
RahzarFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) (2012)
RahzarClancy Brown
Clancy Brown


Today on the TMNT VC section while a while back we have done a VC for the Mutant Snapping Turtle Tokka here is a VC for the Mutant Wolf... RAHZAR! We shall start off with the 2nd TMNT movie in which alike his aforementioned Snapping Turtle buddy Rahzar was voiced by Frank Welker. While anyone whom is remotely familiar with Frank's speaking roles are probably familiar with the idea of him doing a lower, gruffer voice for a antagonistic role but due to Rahzar's childish personality does kind of make it a interesting change of pace here. Frank's voice for the role was suitably gruff for a big burly mutant wolf but Frank's performance did suit Rahzar's infantile mentality rather well.

Alongside Tokka, Rahzar appeared for one episode in the 80's TMNT series and since they couldn't get Frank Welker to reprise the role for these two Townsend Coleman takes over the role here. Now don't get me wrong I know that unlike the 2nd movie Rahzar (& Tokka) are substantially smarter and have a more adult-like mentality but Townsend's voice still felt a bit strange for the role here. (For starters at least Rob Paulsen did make more of an effort to sound like what Frank did in the movie while Townsend apparently did not. Granted Townsend's Rahzar voice in general is not necessarily bad but it does seem to be a slightly odd choice for Rahzar.) But to be fair in Townsend's defense while his Rahzar voice and growls are a little iffy his performance certainly wasn't bad as it did fit what the show was trying to go for here at least. Overall I am definitely going with Frank Welker first and Townsend Coleman at a decent second.  



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8000 Saiyans
said at 11:40 AM on Sun Jan 21 2018
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While Clancy is very good, I prefer Towny.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:38 AM on Sat Jan 20 2018
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I actually like Towny the best, his voice has a calmness that I associate to a predator. Plus it is a nice change of pace for him.

Clancy is my second favorite. He has the typical growly voice that would come from a character like this. But I like Clancy more because he still could deliver a funny line with this voice which almost makes the line funnier because it is said in that scary voice.

Frank is good but the baby talk gets grating after a while.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:14 PM on Fri Jan 19 2018
I like that Clancy did something different with his voice for this character. Usually a lot of his roles tend to sound like his Lex Luthor voice & it turns me away.
said at 12:50 PM on Sat Mar 11 2017
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I think this is a really nice change of pace for Townsend. I really like he got to show off his range with the performance, because I honestly couldn't tell it was him when I first heard it. Other than that, there isn't really a whole lot to the performance, it sounds cool, but that's about it.

Frank is really forgettable to me. I get the movie made Rahzar a big dumb brute, but it came off to me as more annoying than funny or charming. It was cool they got Frank for both Tokka and Rahzar, but it doesn't really stand out and comes off as more annoying than anything to me.

I love everything they did to Rahzar in the 2012 show. I like they way they got him in the show, I adore the design, and I love Clancy in the role. His rasp and delivery is very creepy and intimidating and I like it's not just another generic monster performance, it's a genuinely creepy performance to me. He makes him sound powerful while at the same time, like he knows everything going on during a confrontation.

1. Clancy Brown
2. Townsend Coleman
3. Frank Welker

I'd say for a future VA, John DiMaggio or Jim Cummings
said at 12:26 PM on Sat Nov 12 2016
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I think all three do well with the material and direction their respective versions are given. I don't have a particular favorite.

Also maybe it's just me, but when I hear Townsend's version I hear a bit of Jeff Bennet
said at 12:51 PM on Sat Apr 9 2016
1. Clancy Brown
2. Frank Welker
3. Townsend Coleman
said at 5:46 PM on Sat Feb 20 2016
Frank Welker delivers a really nice babyish performance for Rahzar. I really like how nicely it contrasts with Tokka's voice.

Townsend Coleman is pretty badass. His smooth and calm delivery is pretty fitting for his version of Tokka.

Clancy Brown is kinda one-note, but he's not bad.
said at 8:34 AM on Sat Dec 12 2015
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Townsend is the only voice that does not say I'M EVIL AND TOUGH
said at 9:12 AM on Fri Dec 4 2015
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Coleman's my fave, but all of these guys did an amazing job overall.

1) Townsend Coleman
2) Frank Welker
3) Clancy Brown
Polyester Funk
said at 12:46 AM on Sun Apr 19 2015
Clancy Brown
Frank Welker
Townsend Coleman

said at 7:33 PM on Sat Apr 18 2015
1) Clancy Brown
2) Frank Welker
3) Townsend Coleman
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 3:32 PM on Sat Apr 18 2015
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I like Townsend the best. Frank and Clancy are good, but they're just typical snarly beast/deep voiced villain voices. Townsend's seems more intellectual. I picture him as this skilled hunter with that voice.
said at 10:01 AM on Thu Apr 2 2015
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1) Townsend Coleman
2) Clancy Brown
3) Frank Welker
said at 12:34 AM on Mon Aug 25 2014
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2k12 Rahzar reminds me of how Foxy, from Five Nights at Freddy's, would look if a live-action adaptation was done.
said at 12:01 AM on Fri Aug 21 2015
@Netherman14 Sorry, I now realize this comment is actually pretty irrelevant.
said at 4:37 AM on Mon Jan 20 2014
I wonder if Kevin Michael Richardson would make a good Rahzar?
said at 7:57 PM on Fri Dec 6 2013
last time I checked, frank and Clancy were tied with frank the only one highlighted. It's good to see that Clancy Brown is the winner. But seriously, he's a much better Rahzar.
said at 3:55 PM on Mon Dec 2 2013
1. Clancy Brown-fittingly scary voice
2. Frrank Welker-Fit his version of the character
3. Townsend Coleman-evil version of his "Tick" Voice"
said at 2:34 PM on Wed Nov 20 2013
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Clancy sounds the scariest.
said at 12:11 PM on Wed Nov 20 2013
Gonna change to Clancy. He has the potential to change his voice as the show goes and sound scarier and more threatening too. Throw in a few growls and he could be werewolf like.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:46 AM on Tue Nov 19 2013
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Does Clancy remind anyone else of Scott McNeil? I swear he sounds almost exactly like him, but maybe I'm just crazy.
said at 10:38 AM on Tue Nov 19 2013
@Nightmare Crusher You're not crazy. I hear it too.
said at 11:37 AM on Tue Nov 19 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Same here. He did it with the Demon Cat in Adventure Time too.
said at 12:49 PM on Tue Nov 19 2013
@Nightmare Crusher No, I hear it too.
said at 4:14 AM on Tue Mar 4 2014
@CatsTuxedo I think he also did that with Yakone from the Legend of Korra.
As well as Buck Rockgut from the Penguins of Madagascar.
said at 4:31 AM on Tue Nov 19 2013
I like Clancy Brown the best. I think he makes the character sound the most sinister. And as awesome as Frank Welker is at the voice, the fact that they gave him "baby" lines is just weird in hindsight. Still incredibly awesome, though.
said at 1:01 PM on Sun Mar 1 2015
@VGAfanatic - It's weird but I think it fits what kind of character that version is (very dumb and naive)
said at 9:00 PM on Sun Mar 17 2013
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Frank Welker is clearly better.
said at 8:44 PM on Fri Sep 14 2012
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Frank Welker hands down!
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