Craig Marduk
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Craig Marduk

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Craig Marduk with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Tekken

Created by Pokejedservo on Jan 10 2011
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
Tekken 4 (2001)
Craig MardukWalter Roberts
Walter Roberts
Tekken 5 (2004)
Craig MardukMarcellus Nealy
Marcellus Nealy
Tekken 6 (2009)
Craig MardukTJ Storm
TJ Storm
Street Fighter X Tekken (2012)
Craig MardukTJ Storm
TJ Storm


Tonight on the Tekken VC section we have this Australian Vale Tudo Brawler whom went from a Murderous Thug to someone whom is trying to be a more honorable fighter here is... CRAIG MARDUK! Craig made his debut in Tekken 4 in which he was voiced by English speaking VA in Japan, Walter Roberts. Well first things first unlike Tekken 5 and 6 Craig didn't say that much in 4 but it might feel a little stranger on how Craig had a substantially deeper voice but to be honest I am certainly not complaining. Granted Walter's performance does sound a bit more serious than the other two but all things considered it is understandable as Walter was able to make it work nevertheless. Its not perfect but I can certainly understand what Walter was trying to go with here and it works nevertheless.

However in Tekken 5 (and Tekken 6's Arcade Mode) singer and also English speaking VA in Japan Marcellus Nealy takes over the role. While Marcellus' Craig voice is a bit lighter than Walters' its by no means too light in general and I did like on how Marcellus' Craig voice is a bit gruffer though. Oh yes and as for Marcellus' performance its a bit of a mixed bag as his delivery can be a little iffy on Craig's more serious moments but to be fair not so much on his lighter moments though. Though in all fairness all things considered I have heard worst even in this game series.

Last and certainly not the least is in Tekken 6 where TJ Storm takes over the role here. Apparently Namco wanted TJ's performance to be like Marcellus' (and if that is not the case it seems like it). Does it work? I suppose so as TJ's voice and performance for the role is like Marcellus' (only with somewhat better acting). Granted its not one of TJ's better performances but its still a good one nevertheless and it still does work for the role as well. Overall none of these guys are perfect (and I also admit that while its not that big a deal I suppose it is a shame that none of them even bothered to do a Australian accent but maybe it is just me ) But still none of them are bad though in fact I would go with Walter Roberts and TJ Storm the most with Marcellus Nealy at a somewhat close second. 



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said at 2:08 PM on Fri Nov 4 2016
TJ Storm nuff said.
said at 6:43 PM on Tue Nov 1 2016
TJ Storm nuff said.
said at 6:51 PM on Mon Jun 13 2016
1. T.J. Storm
2. Marcellus Nealy
3. Walter Roberts

Name's Marduk, and don't you forget it! Honestly, characterization-wise, I do find Craig Marduk to be more forgettable compared to King. He strikes me as more boring than either Michelle Chang or Christie Monteiro. As for the three VAs who voiced this brawler, T.J. Storm is definitely the most likable with the role. He took what made Marcellus Nealy's take work and polished some of those rough edges. Speaking of which, Nealy also does an overall fine job. His voice for Marduk is a tad light for my liking and the acting is amateurish in places if the clip used is any indication, though it's certainly not a terrible performance. Walter Roberts has potential, but unfortunately boasts the least presence; granted, he only voiced Marduk in one game, yet still my point stands. I like how Roberts made him sound relatively deep and that's it.

As I said before, Storm makes the onlookers get those cameras ready... 'cause this ain't gonna last long!
said at 8:06 PM on Thu Jul 30 2015
My question is...if Marduk is meant to be Australian...why has he always been voiced with an American accent?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:34 PM on Thu Jul 30 2015
@TaylorJosephB Same reason Nina and Anna have American accents despite being Irish.
said at 4:02 PM on Mon Jul 27 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1) T.J. Storm
2) Walter Roberts
3) Marcellus Nealy
Shaun Ince
said at 2:16 PM on Mon Jul 27 2015
Ok If I had to guess why TJ' Storm's two takes are seperate is because someone else was listed as voicing him in Tekken 6 before it was confirmed as TJ Storm voicing him in both games?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:05 PM on Mon Jul 27 2015
@Shaun Ince Yeah, blame me for blindly trusting IMDB when I first joined.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:06 PM on Tue Jul 28 2015
@NCZ Ah. I'm guessing this was the whole DiMaggio rumor that was circling around a few years ago got started. IMDB is pretty unreliable when it comes to voice credits.
said at 12:45 AM on Wed Jul 29 2015
@Shaun Ince Let's face it, John Dimaggio would still be a PERFECT choice for Marduk.
Shaun Ince
said at 12:14 PM on Wed Jul 29 2015
@Zillah Yes, yes he would.
said at 9:27 PM on Thu May 7 2015
1 Walter
2 TJ
3 Nealy
said at 8:30 PM on Wed Nov 12 2014
I love how TJ's votes are separate but either way I prefer him in Tekken 6 over Street Fighter X Tekken
said at 4:00 PM on Thu Feb 27 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
TJ Storm so good he gets two voting slots.
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 8:27 PM on Wed Nov 23 2011
 1 Shout Out!
I voted for Nealy, only because I feel his voice suited Marduk the most. But DiMaggio's acting is far better.
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6th Annual BTVA Voice Acting Awards 2016
Who do you think has been the best from these Craig Marduk voice actors?
Walter Roberts
Marcellus Nealy
TJ Storm
TJ Storm