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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Slinky Dog with sound clips and images.
Slinky Dog is a toy dachshund with a southern accent whose front and back legs are separated by a slinky spring. This gives him the ability to stretch to great distances, which he uses in various ways.
Created by Foxwolf on Sat Jun 19 2010, 24 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to solidejake for additional sound clips.
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Slinky DogJim Varney
Jim Varney
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Slinky DogBlake Clark
Blake Clark
Toy Story Racer (2001)
Slinky DogDarryl Kurylo
Darryl Kurylo


Given the relaxed southern nature in his character, Jim Varney (best known for his many Ernest movies) was a great choice for Slinky. His heavy accent and slow-paced voice fit generally sleepy looking spring dog like a glove.

Sadly, Varney passed away one year after Toy Story 2 in 2000. Having never thought there would a Toy Story 3, I always did take note that whenever I watched Blake Clark in many Adam Sandler movies, his voice always reminded me of Varney. So it came to no surprise when Toy Story 3 was announced and we knew Slinky was returning that Clark would take over the role. A perfect choice.


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said at 10:00 AM on Sat Sep 19 2015
Jim Varney's voice is very nostalgic for me, so I'm going with his voice. :-)
said at 9:24 AM on Mon Jul 6 2015
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Darryl is a decent stand-in. He'd probably be a bit better if he had more dialogue.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 7:37 PM on Wed Jun 24 2015
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Jim gets my vote.

I don't think they could've found a better replacement for Jim than Blake. Probably the only person on the planet who could match that voice.

Darryl's all right. Not fantastic, not terrible.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:25 PM on Tue Jun 23 2015
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Darryl's not a bad stand in, shame he didn't get more dialog for the role
Polyester Funk
said at 12:22 AM on Fri Mar 27 2015
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I'll go with Jim Varney since he was the original, but it was definitely a great decision to get Blake Clarke as he sounds so much like Jim.
said at 2:10 AM on Mon Mar 23 2015
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I wanna say that Clark and Varney were buddies.
said at 3:18 AM on Fri Nov 7 2014
You can hardly tell that there's been a Change in his Voice.
said at 4:57 PM on Thu Oct 23 2014
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Does Blake Clarkes clip cut out for anyone else?
said at 7:59 PM on Sat Jun 27 2015
@myopinion1 It's not just you. Blake's clip cuts before he even says a word.
said at 1:44 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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Jim Varney wins out, but damn, Blake Clark emulates his voice perfectly. I wouldn't be able to tell it WASN'T him if I didn't know he'd passed away.
said at 2:54 PM on Wed Sep 25 2013
It's a shame Jim Varney died after Toy Story 2. He knew how to play a good character. Thank goodness Blake Clark was a friend of his or else Disney Pixar might've considered never giving Slinky a major role again.
said at 1:27 PM on Sun Sep 22 2013
Jim as he's the original but Blake is good too.
said at 1:06 AM on Sun Feb 17 2013
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Why do the clips stop without finishing.
said at 11:38 AM on Fri May 18 2012
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Varney gets my vote; he brought more personality to the role.
said at 4:03 PM on Thu Jan 12 2012
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I definitely have to side with Jim Varney but Blake Clark is definitely going to be a nice replacement
said at 11:40 AM on Sat Nov 5 2011
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Both have done a really good job performing the voice, but Varney just barely wins.
said at 2:50 PM on Wed Feb 9 2011
I like both! I can't really tell the difference. Blake was close friends with Jim and think Jim would have been happy that Blake filled in for him.
said at 2:59 PM on Sat Jun 19 2010
Both were great, and Blake Clark sounds a LOT like Jim Varney! But Jim Varney is who originated the character, so I guess I choose him.

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Who do you think has been the best from these Slinky Dog voice actors?
Jim Varney
Blake Clark
Darryl Kurylo