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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Shredder with sound clips and images.
At long last we have the main antagonist in the Turtles franchise, Shredder (also known as Oroku Saki). Even though over the years he has played both large and small parts in the various Turtles incarnations, no one can argue against the fact that Shredder is the most iconic and recognizable of the Turtles villains.

For the first seven seasons, from 1987 to 1994 James Avery, from Fresh Prince fame, voiced Shredder. In total, he played the role in 125 episodes.

After the seventh season, Bill Martin took over the role, voicing the bad guy in 12 episodes from 1994 to 1996.

Three different voice actors provided Shredders voice on a fill-in basis during the original Turtles series. Jim Cummings voiced him in 9 episodes between 1990 and 1993, Townsend Coleman (the voice of Michelangelo in the series) voiced Shredder three times in 1993, and Dorian Harewood filled in for the role in four episodes between 1987 and 1989.

In the two live-action Turtles films from the 90s even though Shredder was portrayed physically by James Saito, Francois Chau, and Kevin Nash, from Professional Wrestling fame, his voice was actually supplied in both films by David McCharen.

The next time we saw Shredder was once again in live-action form on the short-lived series, Ninja Turtles: Next Mutation. His actual actor in that series was Patrick Pon while Doug Parker provided the voice.

Next up, Shredder would return to animation in the hit 2003 series where he was voiced by Scottie Ray. Staying in animation form, Shredder was portrayed in three different styles in the fantastic made for TV Movie, Turtles Forever.

First, we had Shredder reappear as the 1987 form of Shredder, which was voiced by Load Williams.

Then we had the original Mirage Comic style Shredder who was voiced by David Wills.

Lastly, we had Scottie Ray reprise his performance as Shredder from the 2003 series.

Finally, Shredder briefly appeared in the 2007 TMNT Video Game although at this time we cannot verify who provided his voice in this brief appearance.
Created by OptimusSolo on Thu May 6 2010, 100 Comments, Add Comment
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) (1987)
ShredderJames Avery
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) (1987)
ShredderBill Martin
Bill Martin
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) (1987)
ShredderJim Cummings
Jim Cummings
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) (1987)
ShredderTownsend Coleman
Townsend Coleman
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) (1987)
ShredderDorian Harewood
Dorian Harewood
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
ShredderDavid McCharen
David McCharen
Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation (1997)
ShredderDoug Parker
Doug Parker
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) (2003)
ShredderScottie Ray
Scottie Ray
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever (2009)
Shredder MirageDavid Wills
David Wills
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever (2009)
Shredder 1987Load Williams
Load Williams
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever (2009)
Shredder 2003Scottie Ray
Scottie Ray
TMNT: The Video Game (2007)
ShredderUnknown Voice Actor
Unknown Voice Actor
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) (2012)
ShredderKevin Michael Richardson
Kevin Michael Richardson
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2013)
ShredderMatthew Yang King
Matthew Yang King

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gaurdianaq
said at 9:02 PM on Wed Apr 2 2014
Torn between Scottie Ray and Matthew Yang King... really digging Matthew Yang King...
pete
said at 3:02 PM on Thu Mar 6 2014
Getting torn between Scottie Ray and KMR again, maybe when Shredder returns later this season that will change.
Finister2
said at 3:33 AM on Mon Jan 20 2014
I wonder if Steven Blum would make a good Shredder?
jonhardwick
said at 7:31 PM on Wed Jan 1 2014
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R.I.P James Avery, you were a great Shredder.
The Doctor
said at 12:19 AM on Sun Dec 29 2013
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James Avery is perfect comedic Shedder and Scottie Ray is perfect menacing Shedder.
metalsonic655
said at 7:26 PM on Thu Dec 5 2013
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David for sure! I mean, he is one of the reasons why the TMNT movie is my favorite interpretation of the turtles. He's threatening, and badass. Also, I think that theme song he had helped a lot too.

Scottie Ray is nice. I like him, but there's just something off about him. I'm just not a fan.

Matthew Yang King is also a good choice. Unlike the other Shredders, he has an accent, which I like a lot. Plus his delivery was decent. If he gets more work as Shredder, I'd enjoy that.

Kevin Michael Richardson is great too. He has almost a deep Darth Vader-esque thing going on with him. I like it.

James Avery is classic, and he just makes perfect for classic Shredder. Also...PILLOWY MOUNDS OF MASHED POTATOES!
Aquafox84
said at 5:06 PM on Sun Jan 12 2014
@metalsonic655 Unlike the others. I'd say Matthew is the first authentic time that Shredder is Asian which to me, makes the fact that William Fitchner is up for the newest role laughable. He's never actually been Asian until out of the shadows.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 2:24 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
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At his panel at Bak-Anime this year, Sam Riegel said he auditioned for the 2012 TMNT series. Specifically, he auditioned for Shredder.

If that's not irony, I don't know what is.
SpongeBat1
said at 7:26 PM on Mon Nov 18 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 If that was the case then we'd have a case of THREE past TMNT actors working on the 2012 series but not voicing the character(s) they voiced before. (The other two being Rob Paulsen and Nolan North)
GothamRed
said at 8:06 PM on Mon Nov 18 2013
@SpongeBat1 Well once you go Raph you never go back
Adjeras
said at 1:34 PM on Sun Oct 20 2013
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I prefer Scottie Ray.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 12:53 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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1. David McCharen - It's just the perfect Shredder, IMHO.
2. Scottie Ray - Epic and intimidating as the Utron Shredder. Makes him sound appropriately pure evil.
3. Kevin Michael Richardson - A very deep, scary sounding voice and great acting gives this Shredder real presence.
4. Matthew Yang King - A very authentic voice for the Shredder, but could've afforded to go deeper.
5. James Avery - The classic Shredder voice. Mixes humor and menace perfectly.
6. Bill Martin, Jim Cummings, and Dorian Harewood - The good James Avery impressions.
7. Towsend Coleman and Load Williams - The weak James Avery impressions.
8. UVA - Okay, yet ultimately forgettable.
9. David Willis - Fits a one-off villain, but is nothing spectacular.
10. Doug Parker - Just plain unfitting.
coolgeek176
said at 8:04 PM on Wed Sep 4 2013
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Matthew Yang King is alright. The music in that game is annoying.
VctrBnsn
said at 6:52 PM on Wed Sep 4 2013
King surprised me big time. I didn't know he had that range (used to his character in GI Joe Renegades). Still sticking with my favs though.
LordofEvil96
said at 6:38 PM on Wed Sep 4 2013
After listening to Matthew's take I'm changing my vote to him. He really surprised me, when I first learned that he voiced Shredder in that game I figured that he just rehashed his Illidian Stormrage voice. But he did pretty good.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:25 PM on Wed Sep 4 2013
Matthew King is surprisingly good. His deep and almost growly voice really fits and the cherry on top is the accent is nicely done.
He might actually be my new favorite.
Soldierkei
said at 10:29 PM on Tue Sep 3 2013
Wow, Jim Cummings was REALLY good at matching James Avery. Giving it to Kevin Michael Richardson.
pete
said at 9:13 PM on Fri Aug 9 2013
Gonna change to KMR. His performance has really grown on me. It bothered it was just his standard voice at first but I like the Darth Vader feel he gives him especially in the season finale.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:18 AM on Wed Aug 14 2013
@pete I feel the same way. In fact, this may be my favorite version of Shredder. He has the seriousness I love from the 03 series, but the classic design of the 80's. And whenever he pops up to fight, it's always an event.
pete
said at 12:42 PM on Wed Aug 14 2013
@VctrBnsn It makes me want to see KMR voice Darth Vader at some point. He has the threatening of Vader, Doesn't do unneccessary puns or one liners like Utrom or Demon Shredder occasionally did.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 7:55 PM on Fri Oct 4 2013
@pete - Well KMR voiced a Darth Vader knock off in Fairly OddParents so that's about as close as you're gonna get
pete
said at 9:56 PM on Fri Oct 4 2013
@HyperVoiceActing He was on Clone Wars as Jabba. That's closer. Also Greg Weisman is writing Rebels set during the Galactic Civil War and since he likes to use actors he worked with before which of course includes KMR that's another step closer.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 5:02 PM on Sat Oct 5 2013
@pete - That really depends on if he DOES let KMR voice Vader or not.

Assuming he doesn't do what LucasArts does and get Chad Vader to voice him
pete
said at 7:59 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@HyperVoiceActing He's not exactly a fan of reprisals o it's more likely.
skeletonking1234
said at 8:44 PM on Wed Jul 17 2013
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1. James Avery/Scottie Ray- I just can't pick one both are very good. Avery has that raspy deepness to his voice which works very well and very funny, and Ray has that menacing almost Vader like sound to him.

2. Kevin Michael Richardson/David McCharen- Both have a fantastic deep, raspy, and evil sound to them which works extremely well.

3. Bill Martin- Bill is a top notch impression of James and sounds very very close to how he sounds and is just as funny.

4. UVA- he has the great malicious sound and has a much more robotic filter sound to him than the other shredders have, but he does have the evil sound down.

5. Jim Cummings- He is somewhat close to how James sounds and he does have the raspiness (I mean it is Jim) but it isn't one of Jims best performances.

6. Dorian Harewood/Townsend Coleman/Load Williams- the three kind of blend together for me. They all don't really sound that great but they all at least try to sound like James they just don't have the same energy James, Bill, or Jim had.

7. David Willis- he sounds moderately decent in the role, the only problem he has almost nothing to go off of so I can't really say much.

8. Doug Parker- I don't know what happened hear, but he just doesn't sound that good at all to me. He sounds too high pitched, and sounds closer to how a version of Starscream (which ironically he played in the past.) would sound more than it would the Shredder.
pete
said at 9:16 PM on Fri Aug 9 2013
@skeletonking1234 I think KMR sounds like Darth Vader more.
HavNoFear
said at 6:27 PM on Sun Jul 7 2013
David McCharen. Everything is working with that performance -- the accent, the raspiness, the focus, the sinister tone that disguises itself as masterful wisdom, and the mask-covering all combine to make a sound that is distinctly "Shredder". That voice wouldn't fit any other character in existence, and I can't say the same for most of the other performances that ... I'm sorry, are really "generic bad guy".
MilanTheVillain01
said at 1:37 AM on Thu Jul 4 2013
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# 1 - Scottie Ray.
# 2 - Kevin Michael Richardson.
# 3 - David McCharen.
# 4 - David Wills.
# 5 - Load Williams.
# 6 - James Avery.
# 7 - Bill Martin.
# 8 - Jim Cummings.
# 9 - Towsend Coleman.
# 10 - Dorian Harwood.
Dark Kuja
said at 11:52 AM on Sat Jun 22 2013
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I have to go with Richardson. He makes Shredder sound focused, vengeful, and completely intolerant of failure. He has no time for theatrics when there's vengeance to wreak.
Deadpool99
said at 3:12 PM on Wed Jun 5 2013
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@TheVengeanceKnight That would be yhe coolest cating choice for Shredder
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:19 AM on Thu May 30 2013
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You know who'd make an awesome Shredder? Mark Hamill.
Mrguy22594
said at 8:48 PM on Tue Jun 4 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Very true.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:24 AM on Sun May 5 2013
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Wow, the 80s series had to go through FIVE different actors for Shredder...
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:23 AM on Mon May 6 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight what's your point?
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:25 AM on Mon May 6 2013
@OptimusSolo

That they either can't make up their mind about who to use or they couldn't get proper scheduling.

I'M JUST SAYING.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:37 AM on Mon May 6 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight
Yea, it's one of those mysteries. I never did the research to find out what the reasoning was behind it. I should because it would be interesting to know.
sonic90127
said at 10:57 AM on Tue Sep 3 2013
@OptimusSolo
The show ran for ten seasons. A long time for nearly any one actor. The only real recast they did was to replace Avery with Martin starting in Season 8. The trick is that they clearly had to work around Avery's schedule, which involved a bunch of fill-in work. Harewood pitched in for a bit in Season 3, Cummings in Season 5, and Coleman in Season 7 (finishing the season up for the departing Avery). During all those fill-ins, it was still essentially Avery's role, which he continued to do up to that seventh season.
TFfanatic88
said at 5:00 AM on Fri Mar 15 2013
Kevin Michael Richardson, Scottie Ray and James Avery for me.
VctrBnsn
said at 2:25 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
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If Kevin Michael Richardson had a slight accent he would be my favorite. But I still like him. I know it's his standard voice, but I'm just glad I can take him seriously. Scottie Ray is my favorite performance, with James Avery third simply for nostalgia.
pete
said at 9:18 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@VctrBnsn Yeah lack of Japanese accent was disappointing to me at first but I love the Darth Vader feel he gives Shredder.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:44 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@pete I loved 80's Turtles, but even as a kid I could never really take Shredder seriously as a villain. I just sorta laughed at him. Kids watching this Shredder can probably see him more as a genuine threat.
VctrBnsn
said at 4:40 PM on Mon Jul 1 2013
@VctrBnsn I will say I saw him more of a threat in the earlier episodes, but as many fans of that series will admit, quality drained as the series went on, much like 90's Spider-Man.
bumblebeebug
said at 10:34 PM on Thu Feb 14 2013
Kevin Michael Richardson sounds really menacing. He definitely gets my vote, but Scottie Ray is great too.
coolgeek176
said at 11:26 PM on Sat Dec 15 2012
The unknown voice actor sounds like Khary Payton to me.
pete
said at 12:40 AM on Sun Dec 16 2012
@coolgeek176 Not that you mention it I do hear that a bit with a Scottie Ray inspired voice.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:30 PM on Sat Dec 15 2012
I've been waiting for Kevin to be added.
For the 90's Shredder I'd obviously have to pick James Avery who really nailed the menacing aide of as Shredder but could easily go silly and comical. It would work for more serious shows. As for others who tries to impersonate James, they all did great and sounded almost spot on as James and really got the menacing and comical side Shredder except for Load who sounds generic.
David was pretty good but the way he says some words bothers me, I guess it's him doing an accent but hearing 'fadda' instead of father ruins any menacing you could have.
I'm sorry but Doug is the weakest, for one he sounds too young and two he sounds forced and not serious at all. The line he says was good but he delivers it badly.

David is okay, I would need to hear more though.

Mr Unknown does an okay Scottie impression, not great but not terrible.

Now for Scottie Ray, I have mixed feelings. One I like the voice, it sounds menacing and raspy and really feels like someone you should be afraid of. My problem, he goes over the top a lot. I guess the show it's self is kinda over the top and Scottie didnt do that that over the top but he did do it several times. I still like it but should have been more subtle.

Now with Kevin I still have mixed feelings. For one he plays what I always wanted from Shredder, a non-comical or over the top Shredder. He brings a power and command to Shredder without yelling and that REALLY makes the character interesting yet scary. My problem, Kevin should have done something different with his voice. It's not that his voice doesn't fit, it just could have been better if he added something more. A bit more raspy or a slight accent could have helped.

In the end my three favorites are James, Scottie, and Kevin but in the end I'll give this to Kevin due to his subtle performance.
pete
said at 12:43 AM on Sun Dec 16 2012
@Music Meister Earky on I was disappointed that Kevin didn't use a Japanese accent and wanted someone like Keone Young to do him but after the episode where he fought the Turtles I liked it as it Darth Vaderish.
pete
said at 12:44 AM on Sun Dec 16 2012
@Music Meister early*

If you listen closely Ray's voice cracks a bit especially in earlier episodes.
pete
said at 12:45 AM on Sun Dec 16 2012
@Music Meister Oh and 80's not 90's lol.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:20 AM on Sun Dec 16 2012
@pete I do like the Darth Vader feel but I wish it was less of 'standard Kevin voice', it's not a bad voice though but I wish it was more unquie
pete
said at 10:20 PM on Sun Dec 16 2012
@Music Meister I know what you mean. As mentioned above I was expecting a Japanese accent. I waited for the show to see the outcome. I was disappointed at first but grew into the voice later on. It s a bit hearing that voice from someone of Japanese origin but it's pretty good for a kids show.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 12:06 AM on Mon Dec 17 2012
@Music Meister

"[...] James Avery who really nailed the menacing aide of as Shredder"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

:-P
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:00 PM on Mon Dec 17 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight No need to be rude
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:08 PM on Mon Dec 17 2012
@Music Meister I was just laughing at the fact that 80s Shredder was deemed "menacing". No personal malice intended. :-)
coolgeek176
said at 9:23 AM on Sat Dec 15 2012
Kevin Michael Richardson is good, but I still prefer Scottie Ray.
pete
said at 12:29 AM on Sat Dec 15 2012
I like Kevin's Darth Vader like feel he has in some episodes but prefer Scottie Ray and the 2003 series as whole so sticking with him.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 1:39 PM on Wed Nov 28 2012
James Avery, Scottie Ray, and Kevin Michael Richardson.
coolgeek176
said at 4:38 PM on Tue Nov 20 2012
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I'm gonna go with Scottie Ray for Shredder.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:28 AM on Tue Nov 20 2012
Sweet, Scottie's in the lead. :-D
mypetgoat
said at 8:24 PM on Sat Sep 15 2012
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Scottie Ray is the most intimidating Shredder to me! :) Plus, David McCharen did pretty good for the Live Action films. James Avery's is okay as well.
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 2:43 AM on Wed Sep 12 2012
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I think John DiMaggio would make a awesome Shredder.
pete
said at 12:45 AM on Sat Nov 3 2012
@Mr.Fennoy93 Can;t think of what voice he would use. Keone Young would be awesome as well. I wish they casted in the 2012 series instead of KMR as gain he was unoriginal. He could have done a Japanese accent but nope he used his regular voice again...
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:59 PM on Sat Sep 1 2012
James Avery, Jim Cummings, and David Wills for me.
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:02 PM on Sat Jul 6 2013
As usual, KMR has a lot of power in his voice, but it's pretty generic, as he's used it (or a variation of) for most of his other character roles.

In the end, I'd say that he and James Avery are my favorites, but it is quite close.
Rooblakas013
said at 11:17 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
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James Avery is the #1 voice of Shredder in my book. Despite not sounding close to Avery's voice at all, Dorian Harewood did not do a bad job of being the " substitute " voice for Shredder in Avery's absence.
SparklyShake12
said at 3:03 PM on Wed Jul 11 2012
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James Avery has my vote. His voice is just sooooo classic, though Scottie Ray is very, very close second.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:30 AM on Tue Jun 5 2012
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Ah, this takes me back.XD Comical though it was and nostalgic though it may be, I'm gonna go with James Avery for Shedder. That said, Scottie Ray, Jim Cummings, Jim Cummings, David McCharen, and the Unknown Voice Actor were good, too.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:19 PM on Mon Apr 23 2012
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James Avery was good, especially for a cheesy 80's show, but I have to give it to Scottie Ray.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:46 AM on Tue Apr 24 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight I do have to admit that I hate how everyone writes off 80s shows to be cheesy or tries to say that like its a bad thing. 80s was one of the best decades in history when it comes to cartoons!
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 2:58 AM on Tue Apr 24 2012
@OptimusSolo Relatively cheesy, then.
pete
said at 2:18 AM on Sun Jun 24 2012
@OptimusSolo Well in this case that's now Shredder or the TMNT franchise as a whole is meant to be. It's supposed to be serious and dark like the 2003 version was. That said I think most 80's shows were typical Saturday morning cartoons but some were a bi and actually had somewhat of a story instead of just giving the episodes typical stories and the villains typical world domination schemes.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:42 AM on Sun Jun 24 2012
@pete hardly any of that makes any sense but ok
pete
said at 12:10 AM on Tue Jun 26 2012
@OptimusSolo In my 3rd sentence I don't even remember what I said. "Some were a bi"? I might have meant to say a bit different. Either way in the Turtles case they were never aimed at children they were meant to be dark and serious which is why fans(by fans I don't mean nostalgic fanboys) prefer the 2003 series over the 1987 series.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:11 AM on Tue Jun 26 2012
@pete Again, that completely depends on which version you are talking about - Just because the comics were darker does not mean there were never aimed at children because trust me from a marketing stand point they very much were aimed at children for a long time. And why do you feel the need to try to take a dig at fans of the 1987 show? Just because you prefer the 2003 series does not make them any less of fans.
pete
said at 2:23 AM on Tue Jun 26 2012
@OptimusSolo I didn't say that. By nostalgic fanboys I Mean people who complain the 2003 series sucks just because they grew up with the 1987 series. The franchise ma have been aimed more toward children animation and toy wise but the original comics weren't. I'm not taking a jab at you. I'm giving a reason why the 1987 series is passed off as too cheesy compared to TMNT 2003. I like both as most fans do but I wanted you to get why the 1987 is passed off as as"cheesy 80's show" by TMNT fans.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:06 AM on Fri Jun 29 2012
@pete mission failed
Pocky-Mech
said at 11:25 PM on Mon Mar 26 2012
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While I like & respect both performances from James Avery & Scottie Ray, I overall pick David McCharen because his performance of Shredder is what I remember fondly most as to what's the first thing I think of when I hear the word "shredder".
Bombermanp
said at 1:22 AM on Fri Feb 10 2012
well as much as i like Avery i gotta go with scottie because he was the most dangerous sounding of the group...and thats what villains are ment to be
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:34 AM on Tue Nov 20 2012
@Bombermanp

Comparing Scottie Ray to James Avery is like comparing Mark Hamill to Brent Spiner. ;-)
Metabad
said at 5:08 AM on Tue Nov 20 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight I have no idea if you're being sarcastic or not, but if you're not then that's...not really a good comparison to make. Mainly because in this case one was clearly more serious while the other one was trying to be more comedic whereas both Mark Hamil and Brent Spiner were both going for serious performances.

Granted, I like Scottie Ray more as well, but that's not really the best comparison to make in regards to this.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:28 AM on Tue Nov 20 2012
@Metabad I'm talking in terms of the quality of the performances, not the tone.
Bombermanp
said at 11:53 PM on Fri Feb 15 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight
i like brent as joker D: ((well not as much as mark. but still)) and well i do like the quality of both preformances in THIS VC. but the soild reason i choice Scottie over Avery is while im entertained by Avery's some times sinister but then usually goofy portayl.. Scottie kinda scares the crap out of me with how evil he is. which is PERFECT for a deadly ninja. and thats saying something since that cartoon was partly written and all acted by 4KIDS XD
Metabad
said at 10:53 PM on Thu Jul 14 2011
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Scottie Ray and David McCharen are the best serious Shredders for me. As far as comedic performances go, James Avery and Jim Cummings both take the cake. Though they're all good in their own way...except for Doug Parker, which is a shame because I normally like his voicework. The Unknown Voice Actor is rather impressive too, hope someone figures out who he is.
Truesonic
said at 7:50 PM on Mon Apr 4 2011
This is a really difficult most perform really well as the character

I call a tie Between Cummings and Avery

I also really like Willis,Ray and McCharen
pete
said at 12:04 AM on Fri Apr 15 2011
@Truesonic The unknown one's pretty impressive then Ray then Mcharen Avery then Cummings
Truesonic
said at 10:53 PM on Sat Apr 16 2011
@pete

I thought he was pretty good too :) Most of them did a great job just some more than others
pete
said at 11:32 PM on Fri Mar 4 2011
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Scottie Ray is the best he's so mencaing and one of the best villiains ever. James Avery is a good campy Shredder and my third favorite on here. The unknown is is my second favorite and does a good job at Shreder he's clearly based on Ray's and makes a good replacement.
pete
said at 12:09 AM on Wed Jul 18 2012
@pete Actally I'll say my 3rd is Mcharen, then Avery, then Cummings, then Harewood.
jeff (Guest)
said at 11:34 PM on Fri Jan 14 2011
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James Avery is #1 as The Shredder.
yourdoom (Guest)
said at 4:25 PM on Thu Jan 6 2011
Ray and Avery for me
Keldor (Guest)
said at 7:26 PM on Wed Jul 28 2010
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James Avery was the best!
tomi (Guest)
said at 9:02 AM on Fri Jul 9 2010
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Shredder, the ultimate Arcvillain of the TMNT, and undisputed king of its villains, like many others, can be divided in two different forms: comical yet persistently world domination driven smartass(or smartshred, in his case?), or incurably cold and ruthless sadistic bastard.

As for first one, it is definetely James Avery, although i think his replacement voices werent too bad, considering how drastic some voice changes on the show sometimes were. Avery takes Crown here, although all of them did had that deep monotone and managed to add funnilly sarcastic remarks to his lovably evil persona.

When it comes down to Truly Threating Shredder, i personally prefer David McCharen over Scottie Ray: Scottie sounds too forced, and eventhough raspiness went through with almost decency, he didnt managed to bring up anger and hatred with same level: sorry for harsh words, but everybody,s a critic, i simply thought that some levels, like screams of pain or twisted laughter, sounded too pushed to be real.
David, in other hand, played Shredder with decency: both coolmannered and sly manipulator and ruthless rage came out with level i was expecting.
Of course, it might have somethingto do with fact that McCharen is first English Shredder i ever heard, and that i have always beared certain disbain for 4Kids Entertaiment.

Alas, once again, i am not here to be judged, only shared.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 3:57 PM on Sun May 30 2010
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After listening to them all again I would put the top four as

1. McCharen
2. Avery
3. Cummings
4. Ray
smarttamarr94 (Guest)
said at 9:09 PM on Sat May 15 2010
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@ jonhardwick
Harewood is following Uncle Phil's footstep's because both of them voiced Whiplash
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:28 AM on Fri May 7 2010
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hahaha, nice one @penguintruth
penguintruth (Guest)
said at 12:02 AM on Fri May 7 2010
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Uncle Phil is the best Shredder., obviously.

Yo, this is the story all how,
Shredder's life got all flipped upside down,
And I'd like to take a minute, don't be perplexed,
I'll tell you how he came to live in Dimension X.

In West Okayama, born and raised,
On the ninja stomping ground were he spent most of his days,
He was chillin' out relaxin', actin' real cruel,
Framing a fellow student in ninja school.
Just a couple of lies, cuz he's up to no good
Started making trouble in your neighborhood

He got in one little fight, and Krang got pissed
He said, "You're losing to some turtles, now build me a fist."

He whistled for his 'bots, but when they came near
the Turtles scrapped them hard and then disappeared
If anything he could say these reptiles were rare
But he thought, "Naw forget it, yo homes, to my lair!"

He pulled up to his house, though it was more of a drop,
And called his henchmen, Rocksteady and Bebop,
So how was the story? It wasn't complex,
Just telling you about this guy in Dimension X.
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 10:27 PM on Thu May 6 2010
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wait a second harewood,avery and cummings all voiced war machine,is harewood following avery's footsteps?oh and for the tmnt video game appearence put unknown voice actor profile on.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 9:08 PM on Thu May 6 2010
Also if anyone can provide me with a pic of the Shredder from the 2007 game I will put that sound clip up as well...
joelb (Guest)
said at 8:53 PM on Thu May 6 2010
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Wow, I never thought or even would have guessed James Avery from Fresh Prince was the guy doing the voice. That is the most stunning fact here for me.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 8:51 PM on Thu May 6 2010
Thanks to Cypo for the help with many of the audio clips!


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