Blurr
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Blurr

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Blurr with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Transformers

Blurr is a fast-moving, fast-thinking, and most importantly, fast-talking Autobot from the Transformers series.
Created by NCZ on Jul 25 2010
Special thanks to Pokejedservo, TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
The Transformers
BlurrPhil Gibbon
Phil Gibbon
The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
BlurrJohn Moschitta
John Moschitta
Transformers Headmasters (1987)
BlurrSimon Broad
Simon Broad
Transformers Armada (2002)
BlurrBrian Drummond
Brian Drummond
Transformers Animated (2007)
BlurrJohn Moschitta
John Moschitta
Transformers: Rescue Bots (2012)
BlurrMax Mittelman
Max Mittelman

EDITOR'S OPINION

What's our newest voice compare for Transformers? Is it Blurr? Absolutely, positively, definitely!

Here's a little bit of trivia; one of the writers for Transformers was a huge fan of the famous fast-talker John Moschitta Jr., and wrote Blurr's personality specifically so Moschitta could be cast as him. Sure enough, he was! John Moschitta was the perfect fit for Blurr. He spoke so fast you'd think the voice was sped up artificially. In my opinion, he brought in one of the best performances in the show.

In Transformers Armada, a very different version of Blurr appears, voiced by Brian Drummond. And... I'm not the biggest fan of it. For one, he doesn't talk fast, which is disappointing. If it was someone else, this would be a good performance, but for Blurr, I'm sorry to say that Drummond was miscast. However, this is probably more due to the way Armada's Blurr was written rather than being Drummond's fault personally.

For the Japan-only "Transformers: Call of the Future" game, Blurr talks fast again! However, the voice acting for that game is generally subpar, and Blurr is no exception, sounding rather nasal and annoying.

John Moschitta returned as Blurr for Transformers Animated, and though this incarnation of the character has a different air to him (he just says a lot of things quickly rather than repeating himself), it's still great to hear Moschitta come back after 20 years.

Max Mittelman voices Blurr in the Transformers: Rescue Bots series, intended for a younger audience compared to other Transformers cartoons. It's a fairly passable performance overall, but like the Armada version, this incarnation lacks the high-speed speech that made the original Blurr so memorable.

No comment on the Headmasters version.

In conclusion, I'd say that Moschitta was by far the best. I still applaud Brian Drummond, but there's just no beating John Moschitta.


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Shaun Ince
said at 8:14 PM on Fri May 13 2016
 1 Shout Out!
As good of an actor Drummond is, there is nothing standout or unique with his take on Blurr. It's just way too generic.
GreenGoblin75
said at 3:44 PM on Thu Apr 14 2016
1. John Moschitta Jr. (G1>Animated)
2. Brian Drummond
3. Max Mittleman
4. Phil Gibbon
5. Simon Broad
Rutherspringsman
said at 5:33 PM on Sat Feb 20 2016
 1 Shout Out!
The Brian Drummond version of Blurr sounds really aggressive and tough! I'm impressed.
Autovolt
said at 11:31 AM on Mon Jan 4 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
John Moschitta Jr. defines Blurr. Blurr is a gimmicky character for how his vocal portrayal being done by the world's fastest talking man and he sounds amazing.However I do have some issues with his portrayals I think the fact Blurr repeats his lines a lot was annoying in the cartoon, that was one thing TFA did well was still keep the speed talking but tone it down, though in TFA I thought John's voice was maybe a bit too high pitch sounding, if he could keep the G1 pitch with the TFA speaking pattern. It'd be perfect. Still he will be getting my vote.

Phil Gibbon actually does the speed talking decently and does sound a bit younger which works. He's not perfect but did the role well all things considered.

Simon Broad is generic and unmemorable.

Brian Drummond is one of my favourite VA's but I never liked Armada Blurr, I don't know, he never was that likeable to me, but his voice fits this character well.

Max Mittleman is actually pretty good as Blurr, sure he doesn't speed talk but he sounds cocky and arrogant and speed obsessed which works. I remember finding out he was cast as Blurr, it was the same week I found out he was "Jason Baker" and he had done a voice role on The Big Bang Theory. He was everywhere that one week and he really is one of the major breakout VA's last year, from anime, to video games to cartoons and even TV shows. He's my second favourite. I imagine this voice he used for Blurr as Stakeout in Sins Of the Wreckers.

BONUS: I've always thought either Richard Ian Cox or Reno Wilson would make an amazing Blurr, both VA's have cool, cocky voices and can talk really fast very well if necessary.
Darklion
said at 9:28 PM on Sat Oct 3 2015
I not sure that there is anyone that can top John Moschitta's speed talk. But if there is anyone who is very close can anyone tell me please.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 4:02 PM on Mon Sep 28 2015
I honestly prefer Drummond's and I think this character should be like Flash or Sonic, really fast, turns into a race car, and cocky and arrogant. Maybe even get a Flash or Sonic VA, like Jason Spisak, Charlie Schlatter, or Roger Craig Smith.
Metabad
said at 3:18 PM on Tue Sep 29 2015
@pete How about Ryan Drummond? Then both Drummonds will have played him.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 3:26 PM on Tue Sep 29 2015
@Metabad If he's California based then yeah, thought he was New York based though.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:30 PM on Tue Sep 29 2015
@pete

The voice actors from 1999 - 2004 (i.e. Sonic Adventure -> Heroes/Advance 3) = San Diego

2005 - 2009 (Shadow/Sonic Rush --> Black Knight) = New York

2010 - Now (Colours --> Now) = Los Angeles
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:31 PM on Tue Sep 29 2015
@Metabad I would be down with that. Ryan Drummond is great.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 5:52 PM on Tue Sep 29 2015
@NCZ That explains I, and Ryan is now my ideal Blurr, was the only thing holding him back really.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 8:35 PM on Thu Oct 1 2015
@pete *it
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 3:05 PM on Mon May 11 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
I'm...I'm not gonna' lie: I was never a big fan of Moschitta in the role. :/ I get the idea behind having a racecar named "Blurr" speak incredibly quickly, and I like what they *tried* to do, but... I don't know. I just thought the execution of it in G1 was terrible. It never struck me as Blurr speaking really fast as much as it was him just repeating words over and over and over again to give the illusion that he was saying more than he actually was.

"WhataboutmeMagnus?Whataboutme?Huhhuhhuh?Icanhelp!Iwannahelp!Whataboutme?

"Blurr, you can help me alert the others."

"AbsolutelypositivelynobodycangetthejobdonefasterthanIcan!Nobodynoobodynobody!"

TFA at least gave him substantial dialogue that didn't necessitate him repeating himself for no reason. That way the speed of his delivery came through a lot better.

Brian was actually my first introduction to any Blurr character, and I instantly fell in love with his *design*. His voice fit the more quiet, loner, tough-guy persona, but obviously it's much different than the traditional Blurr.

Max was an interesting casting choice (I would've guessed that Rob Paulsen or Dee Baker would've been the next "modern" Blurr). Not a fast-talker like John, but not quite the Clint Eastwood that Brian's was, Max's strength comes from the personality. He's an arrogant, self-centered racer who only cares about being the fastest (like if Armada Blurr and RID Skid-Z were mashed together). He does that well, and it's a unique take on Blurr, but still not my favourite.

Phil and Simon aren't anything special, in my opinion. Not much to say about theirs.

In the end, though, John still gets my vote (for his TFA portrayal).
SupremeTarantulas
said at 4:00 PM on Mon Sep 28 2015
@TylerMirage I seconded, I think he should be the Flash or Sonic or Transformers like reall wiith a need for peed , and sound cool and relaxed like Brian Drummond's. Like Cocky and arrogant type fast.
Anicomicgeek
said at 9:35 PM on Sun Apr 26 2015
Max Mittleman is pretty good, though I'm gonna stick with John Moschitta.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:27 PM on Sat Apr 25 2015
Max is rather okay, I guess. Him being a racer instead of talking fast works but he is rather forgetable.
Ross123
said at 9:48 AM on Sat Apr 25 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Going with John considering he is the only one who seems to get the fast talking part right.

Brian does an interesting take on Blurr so he's 2nd while Max is 3rd.

Phil is just average.

Simon is rather dull and uninteresting to listen to.
Starscreamsfan
said at 8:40 AM on Sat Apr 25 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
1) John Moschitta
2) Max Mittleman
3) Brian Drummond
4) Phil Gibbon
5) Simon Broad
RabidSonicFan
said at 12:57 AM on Sat Apr 4 2015
John Moschitta, no contest. I mean, Brian Drummond was fine; he was playing an entirely different character. As for the other two, well... considering the sources, their performances are pretty poor in general; and to put a nail in the coffin, they don't even speak fast (though Phil Gibbons at least made a [very poor] attempt).
Mark Johnson
said at 4:21 PM on Sat Mar 28 2015
1. John Moschitta (both 1984 series and TF Animated)
2. Brian Drummond
3. Simon Broad
4. Phil Gibbon
Starscreamsfan
said at 7:35 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
1) John Moschitta
2) Brian Drummond
3) Phil Gibbon
4) Simon Broad
IamOptimusPrime2020
said at 4:15 PM on Tue Sep 30 2014
John Moschitta FTW, however Brian Drummond did a good job for his completely unrelated version of Blurr, who was initially a lone wolf Autobot Sniper
Polyester Funk
said at 11:41 PM on Thu Jun 5 2014
John Moschitta. Got to pick a guy who can talk incredibly fast for a guy named Blurr. Brian Drummond did do very well with his version, but it was weird hearing a guy named Blurr speak so calm and collected.
Zillah
said at 5:03 AM on Mon Feb 24 2014
John Moschitta, no contest.
But to be fair Brian was playing as a different version of the character, and with that in mind it was fine.
DreamMaster08X
said at 6:42 PM on Sun Sep 22 2013
Come on, we all know who's the best choice here. (Moschitta for anyone who still haven't got a clue)
skeletonking1234
said at 4:50 PM on Fri Jun 21 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
John Mochitta has cemented himself perfectly as Blurr and his voice is one of the most memorable of Transformers voices.

Brian does an okay original voice and doesn't try to copy him.

I can't really say much about Phil or the UVA since they didn't have much to really work with.
VctrBnsn
said at 1:34 PM on Fri Jun 7 2013
 1 Shout Out!
John of course, Brian was a big kill joy.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:57 AM on Wed Feb 13 2013
 9 Shout Outs!
Johnmoschittajohnmoschittajohnmoschittajohnmoschittajohnmoschittajohnmoschitta.

:-P
anarky
said at 11:01 AM on Fri Jul 27 2012
 1 Shout Out!
John Moschitta
Anicomicgeek
said at 3:05 PM on Fri Apr 20 2012
 1 Shout Out!
Going with the classics again with this one and voting John Moschitta for Blurr.
Pokejedservo
said at 1:12 PM on Mon Jul 26 2010
Just added in the clip for him in the infamous "RTM Dub" for him in the English dub Transformers Headmasters that was made in Hong Kong and shown for countries such as Malaysia and Singapore.

Overall yeah I agree that John Moschitta was indeed the best. And while Brian Drummond's performance was not bad but TF Armada Blurr was a fairly blatant case of "reusing older series names". And both of the Unknown Voice talent are fairly subpar in this role as well.
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