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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Blurr with sound clips and images.
Blurr is a fast-moving, fast-thinking, and most importantly, fast-talking Autobot from the Transformers series.

Created by NCZ on Jul 25 2010, 33 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Pokejedservo, TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
Transformers: The Movie (1986)
BlurrJohn Moschitta
John Moschitta
Transformers Armada (2002)
BlurrBrian Drummond
Brian Drummond
The Transformers
BlurrPhil Gibbon
Phil Gibbon
Transformers Animated (2007)
BlurrJohn Moschitta
John Moschitta
Transformers Headmasters (1987)
BlurrSimon Broad
Simon Broad
Transformers: Rescue Bots (2012)
BlurrMax Mittelman
Max Mittelman


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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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.
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.
said at 3:18 PM on Tue Sep 29 2015
@pete How about Ryan Drummond? Then both Drummonds will have played him.
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

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.
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.
said at 8:35 PM on Thu Oct 1 2015
@pete *it
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 3:05 PM on Mon May 11 2015
 2 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.


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


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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
said at 8:01 PM on Sat Oct 26 2013
John Moschitta was perfectly cast as Blurr! Brian Drummond's... eh. To be fair, it's a different version of Blurr and the voice is good for that, but for Blurr overall, it doesn't fit. Phil Gibbon, while a fast talker unfortunately didn't do too well, then again the majority of the Tataki voices (minus Sixshot and Brainstorm) weren't well acted due to poor direction. The UVA.... DOES NOT FIT AT ALL. But I do wonder why he's not on the poll. Still, John gets my vote!
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)
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.
said at 1:34 PM on Fri Jun 7 2013
 1 Shout Out!
John of course, Brian was a big kill joy.
said at 5:57 AM on Wed Feb 13 2013
 9 Shout Outs!

said at 11:01 AM on Fri Jul 27 2012
 1 Shout Out!
John Moschitta
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.
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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Who do you think has been the best from these Blurr voice actors?
John Moschitta
Brian Drummond
Phil Gibbon
Simon Broad
Max Mittelman