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

Created by Pokejedservo on Jun 23 2010
The Transformers
BrainstormPeter Von Gomm
Peter Von Gomm
Transformers (1984)
BrainstormMichael Bell
Michael Bell
Transformers Headmasters (1987)
BrainstormJohn Culkin
John Culkin


Alright folks here is the 56th Transformers Voice Compare and its been a while since the last time that one of the Headmasters got a VC so here we go with Brainstorm. (And unlike most of the other Transformers Voice Compares this is for only one version of the character so this is more consistent.)

In the 4th season of the original G1 series he is voiced by VA Michael Bell, now while Michael Bell is by all means a fine VA but he is not exactly showing his range here even in this series. (But to be fair in Michael Bell's defense any of his characters in the show whom sound like his Brainstorm voice are no longer in the show lets just say.) But still Brainstorm is suppose to be the "Intellectual" of the Autobots during the 4th season and Michael Bell does do a satisfactory enough job there. Michael Bell's Brainstorm is not the best example of the quality of Michael Bell's voice acting abilities but its not a bad example nevertheless.

In Takara's own anime series on Transformers Headmasters it had a rather revered dub from Omni Productions but Brainstorm's voice wasn't too bad. While Brainstorm's voice was kind of generic and it sounds very similar to a lot of the other voices on that show however I have heard of a lot worst voices in that dub so Brainstorm was passable there.

In the Japan-only PS2 game "Transformers Tataki" he was voiced by English-speaking Japanese-residing voice actor Peter Von Gomm, in which while alike the OP dub of Headmasters this game in general (let alone the voice acting) is fairly revered as well. However I actually found Peter's work as Brainstorm in this game to be one of the better performances in this game as it does suit on how much of an intellectual Brainstorm is so lets just say I find it to be one of Peter's better performances.

Overall I am going with Michael Bell and Peter Von Gomm in this with his voice in the OP dub of Transformers Headmasters at a decent but fairly distant second.



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said at 10:58 AM on Sun Jan 10 2016
I'll place my vote on Michael Bell for now, he sorta sounds like a arrogant know it all here which is sorta close to the MTMTE characterization.

I don't have much else to say about John Culkin or Peter Von Gomm, they're average sounding to me.

BONUS: Whenever I'm reading MTMTE, I always hear J. Michael Tatum's Okabe/Hououin Kyouma from Steins;Gate because the more I kept reading the more I noticed some parallels between Brainstorm and Okabe. I don't want to spoil it but when you get around to it, you'll see what I mean. I can also imagine Jim Parsons, Alessandro Juliani or Robin Atkin Downes fitting well as Brainstorm too.
said at 7:45 AM on Thu Feb 26 2015
1) Michael Bell
2) Peter Von Gomm
3) John Culkin
Polyester Funk
said at 11:53 PM on Thu Oct 23 2014
Michael Bell
Peter Von Gomm
said at 8:44 AM on Mon Oct 6 2014
1 Peter
2 Michael
3 Unknown
said at 6:21 PM on Mon Mar 10 2014
I Think Colm Feore would make a good Brainstorm?
said at 8:19 AM on Wed Oct 16 2013
 1 Shout Out!
In my honest opinion, I don't think I've heard that DEFINITIVE voice for Brainstorm yet, at least from what I could imagine. However, for the current lineup, my vote's 100% on Bell. He's just got that great voice for the G1 version, and gives the character his familiar know-it-all atitude.
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said at 12:42 AM on Thu Mar 17 2011
 3 Shout Outs!
I'm very surprised. I actually think Peter is the best. He sounds just like you'd expect Brainstorm to sound.
said at 7:46 PM on Wed Jun 23 2010
I'm going with Michael Bell
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