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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Bumblebee with sound clips and images.


Created by Foxwolf on Mon Jun 8 2009, 118 Comments, Add Comment
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Transformers (1984)
BumblebeeDan Gilvezan
Dan Gilvezan
Transformers (2007)
BumblebeeMark Ryan
Mark Ryan
Transformers Animated (2007)
BumblebeeBumper Robinson
Bumper Robinson
The Transformers (2003)
BumblebeeJack Merluzzi
Jack Merluzzi
Transformers: War For Cybertron (2010)
BumblebeeJohnny Yong Bosch
Johnny Yong Bosch
Transformers: Prime (2010)
BumblebeeWill Friedle
Will Friedle

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30Rockefeller
said at 3:45 AM on Fri Sep 12 2014
What would be funny if Cam Clarke could voice Bumblebee. I picked Him to do Bumblebee, because of His Leonardo tone. I know it's strange, but it's still be awesome.
30Rockefeller
said at 3:34 AM on Fri Sep 12 2014
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What would be funny if E.G. Dailey voiced Bumblebee. I picked Her Because of Tones of Babe, and Steve from Curious George. I know it's odd, but it would be fun.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:46 AM on Fri Sep 12 2014
@30Rockefeller I'd be all for that. Either as a male character with EG's voice, or as a female Bumblebee.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 10:55 PM on Sat Aug 23 2014
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I'll go with Will Friedle for the time being. I think he gave a solid performance in Prime, but in my opinion he just wasn't given quite enough to do with it before Prime ended. Hopefully he'll really get to make the role his own and do something special with it in the upcoming series.

Johnny Yong Bosch sounds pretty good too, but since I haven't played WFC I don't know much about his performance as a whole. I might change my vote to him at a later date.

I have to say, Bumper Robinson did an excellent job at giving Bumblebee a distinct voice and energetic, fun performance... but at certain points I absolutely loathed the character in Transformers Animated. I can safely say he was my least favorite character out of the entire series, and since the character started to get on my nerves I started to find the performance obnoxious as well. I hope Bumber gets to play the character again sometime in the future where Bumblebee is more compelling and likable than in TFA, because he did REALLY well with it despite how sick of the character I got while watching the show.

I'm not that crazy about the other three, but Dan Gilvezan does make the character sound charming and likable from what I can tell from the clip.
Soldierkei
said at 12:08 AM on Wed Jul 9 2014
Toss up between Johnny and Will. They both have the similar charm to them. It's a shame Johnny didn't get a chance to play the character more.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:51 PM on Sun Jul 6 2014
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Will won me over with his first line as Bumblebee
Transforce98
said at 8:02 PM on Sun Jul 6 2014
I'm actually picking some voice actors for this in head series I'm drawing out. I'm having some difficulties with a few voices, Bumblebee's one of them. He's just had some very good actors (nope.avi to Jack Merluzzi)
RabidSonicFan
said at 6:06 PM on Wed Jul 2 2014
Dan Gilvezan - He's very endearing and likable.

Jack Merluzzi - HOLD ON! HOLD ON! HOLLLLD ONNNNNNNNN!!!

Mark Ryan - I like him; though I prefer him in Transformers: Beginnings (where he isn't so heavily modulated) and in the newer films, which make his brief clips sound more high-pitched.

Bumper Robinson - He was a great choice for this version of Bumblebee; I thought that he actually sounded a bit Tom Kenny-esque at times.

Johnny Yong Bosch - He did a good job, he sounds very natural.

Will Friedle - As usual, Will sounds young, snarky, and energetic, fitting Bumblebee like a glove.
DravenRoth994
said at 9:06 AM on Sat Jun 21 2014
Johnny Yong Bosch or Will Friedle?? I. CAN'T. CHOOSE!!!!!
skeletonking1234
said at 10:29 PM on Sun Apr 20 2014
Dan sounds youthful and entertaining in the role, and he does have some pretty good lines throughout the whole series. Not much to say really, it's just a good performance from Dan. 7.5/10

Mark is an interesting case. Being that I would've loved to hear more of this more original take on Bumblebee, it's just too bad they cheaped out and made him mute again in the next movie. I think the vocal effects used while sounding odd (I've said before I think it sounds like a speak and spell), do work here I feel and Mark does sound good in the role despite the few lines given. 7/10

Bumper was a great choice in this role. Bumper has a perfect amount of energy and youth to his voice and made Bumblebee one of the most entertaining characters on the whole show, especially whenever he would freak out. 7.75/10

Jack sounds incredibly annoying in this role, and sounds like he's really trying to sound young, but is trying a bit too hard because it sounds like he's almost stressed out while doing the voice. Plus that first line is just ear rapingly annoying. 2.5/10

Johnny again like Bumper was a natural choice for the role I feel. His voice is youthful enough and fits absolutely perfect in the role, and he really nails the personality of the character well. 8/10

Will is just fantastic in this role I feel. While I love Bumper and Johnny, I feel Will had something about his delivery and his voice that just fit the character extremely well. He was charming in the role, he sounded youthful, and he also added this bit of sarcasm that really fit the role extremely well. 8.5/10

1. Will
2. Johnny
3. Bumper
4. Dan
5. Mark
6. Jack
skeletonking1234
said at 7:40 PM on Fri Apr 25 2014
@skeletonking1234 I did listen to Mark's bumblebee in Transformers Beginning, and I now place Mark in the 3rd spot.
30Rockefeller
said at 6:29 PM on Mon Mar 10 2014
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Do you guys think Elijah Wood should voice Bumblebee?
Darklion
said at 12:53 PM on Sun Mar 2 2014
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You think yuri lowenthal can do a good bumblebee voice
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 7:49 PM on Sun Mar 2 2014
@Darklion Definitely seems like a good choice!
Polyester Funk
said at 12:00 AM on Mon Mar 3 2014
@Darklion Yes, he'd be a great choice.
Spirit Macardi
said at 9:56 PM on Sat Aug 23 2014
@Darklion I dunno, if I heard Yuri's voice coming from a robot I'd keep wondering when the giant drills would start to pop out XD
MaskedMarvel89
said at 2:04 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
I imagine Bee sounding young, responsible, and humble, but with a funny side. I don't think he should act like a total goof, but more like the type who makes jokes often, to lighten the mood and keep his own spirits up (so, in other words, a LOT like Spider-Man). That said, it's really tough between Johnny Yong Bosch and Will Friedle for me, but I also really like Gilvesan in the role. In the end though, I'm gonna go with Will. He sounds like a young scout who's been through a lot and is wondering what fate has in store for him, but still optimistic about it. Bumper and Ryan were pretty good, but Jack Merluzzi was just... um, how do I say this nicely? He's Just, really, really... whiny.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:43 AM on Mon Dec 23 2013
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This is a tough one, that's for sure. Bumper is a great hyperactive character, and Friedle does a great young, hesitant character. Really not sure who to vote for.

Not too impressed with Mark Ryan's voice for 'Bee (the little of it that we heard). I would've liked to have heard him flesh out the voice a bit more in subsequent films, since it seemed like he could've done really well. Even if they made some sort of psuedo-Wreck Gar voice that was a mix of radio of actual dialogue, I think that would've been cool. Made him unique, but also kept that "silent" portrayal of him that they were going for intact.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 9:06 AM on Mon Dec 23 2013
@TylerMirage This is Bay we're talking about. Something like that is hardly going to make a film of his unless he decides to change directions. Although, I get what you're saying.

Having Bumblebee go mute again in RotF after the ending of the first movie, however, was a HUGE mistake on whoever is responsible (could've been somebody other than Bay).
Starscreamsfan
said at 4:33 AM on Fri Nov 22 2013
Gilvezan is BUMBLEBEE!!!! His acting is great, and is backed up by one of the cutest character models in the series.
TrueMyriad
said at 6:29 PM on Fri Nov 15 2013
Will Friedle and Johnny Yong Bosch were perfect, I don't know which one to pick. I call it a tie.
coolgeek176
said at 6:43 PM on Sun Oct 20 2013
I'm going with Dan Gilvezan. The others did great also.
Legacyman
said at 2:23 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
I pick Will Friedle as Bumblebee's voice actor. He was awesome has his voice in Predacons Rising. If I were in charge of a new Transformers series, I'd cast him. Also, if Bumblebee were to be like the version in Transformers Animated, Friedle's Ron Stoppable version voice will make it really convincing!
Ross123
said at 11:40 AM on Sat Oct 19 2013
Dan is the best with Johnny 2nd & Will 3rd (better than Deadpool any day for Will).

Bumper did not bad but Jack sucks because he sounds like a girl in the 1st part of the clip.

Mark doesn't have much 2 say as Bumblebee never talks in the film until the end.
Silence
said at 6:09 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
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1. Will Friedle
2. Bumper Robinson
3. Dan Gilvezan
4. Johnny Yong Bosch
5. Mark Ryan
6. Jack Merluzzi
Finister2
said at 1:52 AM on Thu Sep 26 2013
I wonder of Josh Keaton would make a good Bumblebee?
Aussieroth
said at 7:51 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
@Finister2 he was rumoured to be Bumblebee before he was announced as Jack Darby. One can only wonder.

That said... can't choose between Bosch and Friedle XD
Finister2
said at 7:53 AM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@Aussieroth When I find myself at a tie, I vote for the underdog, AKA the one with the fewer votes.
Finister2
said at 1:12 PM on Wed Sep 25 2013
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I wonder of Drake Bell would make a good Bumblebee?
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 1:29 PM on Wed Sep 25 2013
@Finister2 Probably. From what I've heard of him, he's got that youthful quality down, so he could most likely pull the characterization off.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 4:21 PM on Sun Sep 22 2013
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Gilvezan: He may seem a bit old to play the role, but IMHO, he gives a great performance that leaves a great impact (for me, at least).
Ryan: Perhaps if Bay didn't screw up with RotF, I would've liked Bumblebee a lot more. Decent voicework, though.
Robinson: While this rendition seems a bit annoying/over-the-top, I give a lot of credit that it was the intention. I enjoyed it very well.
Merluzzi:......What the frag did I just listen to?
Bosch: Okay, forgive me: this is a good (even great) performance, and it fits the personality nicely, but......I don't get it. This is exactly how I feel with Fred Willard as Swindle: I should love the voice, but....I don't. Instead, the voice actually kind of throws me off. And tbh, it didn't leave as much an impact on me as it did with, say, Dan. Sorry for being so 'harsh', but that's honestly how I feel.
Friedle: I think THIS was what I was expecting more of when it came to Bosch's Bumblebee: young, energetic, and humorous (which I did get from Bosch). But the voice I think sounds MUCH more fitting for the overall character than JYB.

I might get panned for saying that, but it's the truth. For me, it comes between Gilvezan and Friedle. In the end, the tie is overtaken by Friedle by mere inches. Bosch still comes 3rd with Robinson right behind, followed by Ryan and....whatever the scrap that other one was.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 7:04 PM on Fri Sep 20 2013
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My vote's on Bumper since he sounds the most like the "tagalong kid" archetype he's apparently meant to fulfill. Merluzzi would be second, but he sounds too wimpy. Everyone else simply sounds too old.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:24 PM on Mon Sep 23 2013
@CatsTuxedo Here's the thing, the only reason Bumper sounds like the tag-along kid is because his version of Bumblebee is the only to be the tag-along kid. Transformers has several different continuities and the only Bumblebees that are the exact same character are Dan's and Jack's and even that's debatable.
Kamen_Rider_Black_RX
said at 11:11 AM on Tue Aug 13 2013
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For me, it's a tie between Will Friedle & Johnny Yong Bosch. I'm still trying to definitively rank the other VAs, but that that's all I have so far. ^^;
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:02 PM on Mon Aug 12 2013
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Will really comes close to capturing the charm that Dan has. It's too bad that Prime kept him mute for the whole series.
Torak
said at 9:24 AM on Mon Aug 12 2013
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For me, likewise with everyone else, my vote is between Johnny, Dan and Will (though Mark, Jack and Bumper were also really good.)

As of his roles as Deadpool and now Bumblebee, I respect Will a lot more than I used to.
Johnny is of course, an amazing actor, and Dan is great as a classic Bee.

In the end... Will gets my vote. He sounds like the inexperienced, practical joker of the bots but also gets down Bumblebee's serious moments, like in this clip for example, not to mention a unique voice too.
I love Johnny but, I just can't get his other roles out of my mind when I hear him as Bee (Lalouch, Zero, Itchigo etc.)
Dan was great too, but sounds a tad bit old IMO.

So to sum them all up:
1. Will
2. Johnny
3. Dan
4. Bumper
5. Mark
6. Jack
VctrBnsn
said at 7:03 PM on Sun Aug 11 2013
Man, the moment I stop following this series, this happens. I feel horrible for doing this, but I might just vote for Will. Still deciding though.
Aussieroth
said at 3:02 PM on Sun Aug 11 2013
Ok, once again, it's not fair XD I don't know who to pick between Bosch, Gilvezan and now Friedle....
Smarttamarr94
said at 2:50 PM on Sun Aug 11 2013
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Will is good as Bumblebee and I could definitely see him trampling over the others even Dan Gilvezan but the likelihood of Will surpassing Johnny Yong Bosch still seems pretty dim unfortunately :(
pete
said at 7:54 PM on Sun Aug 11 2013
@Smarttamarr94 Johnny and Will's are different personality wise so that's impossible technically. Johnny's is serious but Will's is a joker.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:35 PM on Sun Aug 11 2013
@pete Really? WFC Bumblebee was just as energetic and lighthearted as any other incarnation, and it was reflected in JYB's acting.
pete
said at 2:07 PM on Tue Aug 13 2013
@NCZ I read comments that imply he's more serious WFC. I never played it so my bad.
Smarttamarr94
said at 7:51 PM on Tue Aug 13 2013
@Smarttamarr94 here's my ranking
Will Friedle & Johnny Yong Bosch - Both retain Bumblebee's youth excellently and give his warrior side justice as well
Dan Gilvezan - is classic Bumblebee and is always a thrill to listen to
Bumper Robinson - Well to be fair, he gave Bumblebee a rather "class-clown" feel to him which became annoying over time unfortunately
Mark Ryan - I suppose it's passable for the little lines Bumblebee received but then Bumblebee wouldn't be as "adored" as he is if that were to be his voice all the time.
Jack Merluzzi - Absolutely irritating. I can't listen to it for half a second without soon growing a migraine.
pete
said at 12:18 PM on Sun Aug 11 2013
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Will as all Prime actors do nails the role. He was makes him the "immature teenager" of the Autobots while still being mature and ending up getting great development and playing a major role in the finale.
Anicomicgeek
said at 9:44 PM on Sat Aug 3 2013
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When he gets added, I'm gonna change my vote to Will Friedle. His Bumblebee was a nice combo of the cheerfulness that Dan Gilverzan and Bumper Robinson was going for and the warrior that Johnny Yong Bosch and Mark Ryan had.
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:40 AM on Sun Aug 11 2013
@Anicomicgeek

And now that he's added, vote changed.
Fulgore2005
said at 8:24 AM on Sun Jul 28 2013
For me, there is no comparing to JYB.
pete
said at 11:26 PM on Fri Jul 26 2013
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I see Prime votes on the horizon.
voicefan945
said at 10:47 PM on Fri Jul 26 2013
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So far, my favorites are Bumper, Dan, Will, and Johnny!
bumblebeebug
said at 7:45 PM on Thu Jul 18 2013
Just saw the clip from Comic-Con of Bumblebee talking, and by the sound of it, he's voiced by Will Friedle.
bumblebeebug
said at 10:53 PM on Thu Jul 18 2013
@bumblebeebug In Transformers Prime. Sorry, forgot to mention that.
Aussieroth
said at 5:20 AM on Sat Jul 20 2013
@bumblebeebug Yeah, it'll be fascinating to see the polls when he comes in here... I heard it, very fitting. He'll probably give John and Dan a run for their money.
bumblebeebug
said at 5:39 PM on Sat Jul 20 2013
@Aussieroth I know I'll be voting for him. He has the overall quality of Johnny Yong Bosch, but also has the cheerful attitude that I felt Johnny needed more of.
LordofEvil96
said at 3:47 PM on Wed Jul 24 2013
@bumblebeebug Brace yourselves. The prime votes are coming.
Scooby-Dooby-Doo
said at 1:31 PM on Thu Jul 11 2013
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I love the silent/beeping Bumblebee seen in the movies and Prime, but on speaking terms, Johnny has my vote, with Dan close behind.
Deadpool99
said at 2:23 PM on Thu Jun 20 2013
Michael Bay is stupid and I think he screwed the transformers and now he's gonna screw Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon over.

Bumblebee needs to talk like in the original show and animated and all the shows he talked in so why Michael Bay made him not talk I have no clue
Scooby-Dooby-Doo
said at 1:49 AM on Thu Jul 4 2013
@Deadpool99 He didn't screw up the Transformers, but that's your opinion. Bumblebee should have regained his speech, as he did in the ROTF video game. Mark Ryan did an excellent job portraying Bee in that. I wish we could have seen it in the films. Also, this is a different incarnation of Bumblebee. He isn't the inexperienced scout/spy he was in G1. He's an experienced warrior in the Autobot ranks and has seen plenty of battle, much like his Prime version, probably starting out inexperienced and reckless.
VctrBnsn
said at 4:14 PM on Wed Apr 24 2013
I actually think Bumper can pull off a more seriously depicted Bumblebee if he used a more natural speaking voice, maybe like his Rook from Ben 10.
Darklion
said at 5:11 PM on Sat Apr 6 2013
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i like both robinson's voice and bosch's voice

but i think i gotta go with johnny because he makes bumblebee sound like a serious and sometimes humorous teenager

as for robinson he just make bumblebee sound like a goof
VctrBnsn
said at 11:15 AM on Wed Apr 3 2013
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Bumblebee needs to talk again. Why is he always silent? Weren't his vocal cords fixed in the first movie, HENCE MARK RYANS VOICE CLIP!!!!
Anicomicgeek
said at 6:38 PM on Fri May 17 2013
@VctrBnsn

Agreed. I've got no idea why they went back to that.
TFfanatic88
said at 4:07 AM on Tue Mar 12 2013
I like Dan Gilvezan's voice the best for Bumblebee.
BlankSlate
said at 6:56 PM on Wed Feb 13 2013
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Bumper's Bee just cracks me up. I think it's both the script and his line delivery.
"How come you have three faces? Couldn't decide which one was ugliest?"
It's just that hyperactive energy that he just puts into the role. I thought the movie version was cool, but Bumper has just got to be my favourite.
bumblebeebug
said at 5:45 PM on Mon Jan 28 2013
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While I am a big fan of the movie Bumblebee, the lost vocal processor idea really bugs me. For the Prime cartoon, I would have loved to see him voiced by James Arnold Taylor. Personally, I would prefer something close to his Leonardo voice in the TMNT movie.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:59 PM on Mon Jan 28 2013
@bumblebeebug Now that you mention it, JAT WOULD make a pretty awesome Bumblebee.
bumblebeebug
said at 1:08 PM on Sat Feb 9 2013
@NCZ Now someone has to convince the makers of TF: Prime to make this happen. Silent Bumblebee is so hard to relate to.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:58 AM on Fri Feb 15 2013
@bumblebeebug I could see that working.
Anicomicgeek
said at 6:38 PM on Fri May 17 2013
@bumblebeebug

THat could work. Personally, I was hoping Prime would get JYB back, but JAT is a good alternate. Besides, after "Out of the Past", I'm not holding my breath for JYB to come back.
bumblebeebug
said at 1:16 PM on Tue Jul 16 2013
@Anicomicgeek Hasbro just announced that Bumblebee will speak in the finale of Transformers Prime. Cross your fingers, everyone!
Anicomicgeek
said at 5:21 PM on Tue Jul 16 2013
@bumblebeebug

THat's good.:) But when I said "I'm not holding my breath for JYB to come back", I wasn't so much talking about 'Bee not talking so much as despite saying the games and Prime are in the same universe, Hasbro and co. haven't bothered with any sort of continuity for voice actors outside of Peter Cullen as Optimus.
bumblebeebug
said at 12:58 AM on Wed Jul 17 2013
@Anicomicgeek The games and Prime actually ARE in separate universes.

The prequel stories to Transformers Prime actually came in the form of two novels, Transformers: Exodus and Transformers: Exiles.

The novels have HUGE plot differences from the games, so I don't think the two are even remotely connected.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:07 AM on Wed Jul 17 2013
@bumblebeebug Haven't really been paying attention to this stuff lately, but I distinctly recall Hasbro saying back in 2010 that the novels, Prime, and the games are all in the same universe, in spite of all the inconsistencies.
bumblebeebug
said at 11:37 AM on Wed Jul 17 2013
@NCZ I remember that, and it just adds to the confusion. The way TFwiki describes it is that they're different continuities in the same continuity family.

When I first played WFC, I thought it was a prequel to G1 until I saw that Breakdown, Silverbolt, and Air Raid were in the game.
Anicomicgeek
said at 2:19 PM on Wed Jul 17 2013
@bumblebeebug

No offense, but I'm gonna side with NCZ on this issue: Hasbro hasn't, to my knowledge, backed away from the declaration that the games and Prime are in the same universe (and in fact, added Rescue Bots to it) and the Wiki's stance isn't Hasbro's official stance.
bumblebeebug
said at 11:33 PM on Wed Jul 17 2013
@Anicomicgeek No offense taken at all, this is actually quite an intriguing discussion.

But back on the current topic, I saw an E3 interview with Matt Teiger (game director for WFC and FOC) where he was asked what continuity the games were in. He said that the games were a new continuity, but they took a lot of inspiration from the Prime continuity (specifically, Cliffjumper's head design).
skeletonking1234
said at 7:47 PM on Tue Nov 6 2012
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while I vote for Yong Bosch, I do like Bumper Robinsons goofy and energetic portrayal as Bumblebee and while Ryan only had a total of two lines, I do wish he had talked more because it is an interesting voice. But am I the only one that thinks he sounds like an old speak and spell toy?
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:43 AM on Fri Nov 23 2012
@skeletonking1234

Comparing Johnny Yong Bosch to Bumper Robinson is like comparing Josh Keaton to Drake Bell. ;-P
TheTrueYuma
said at 1:32 AM on Fri Jan 11 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Which is which?
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:41 AM on Fri Jan 11 2013
@TheTrueYuma

Bosch = Keaton; Robinson = Bell. ;-)
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:35 AM on Mon Jan 28 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight

No offense, but that's a little low to say that about Robinson's Bumblebee.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:53 PM on Mon Jan 28 2013
@Anicomicgeek

Well, it's my opinion. ;-)
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:34 AM on Sun Aug 11 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight What's so bad about Bumper Robinson?
CynixBox
said at 12:25 PM on Fri Sep 21 2012
I voted for Gilvezan..this Bumblebee's gotta sound young stuff didn't begin until well after G1.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 12:32 AM on Fri Aug 10 2012
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I'm gonna go with Johnny Yong Bosch. He managed to sound young and inexperienced without sounding like a clown.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:57 PM on Mon Jan 28 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Bumblebee is kind of a clown, though. Part of his character is that he's always cracking jokes and having fun.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 3:35 AM on Wed Jan 30 2013
@NCZ Not buying it. In a war spanning eons, anyone doing that kind of crap will be dead.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:53 AM on Wed Jan 30 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Then why isn't Bumblebee dead?
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:41 PM on Wed Jan 30 2013
@NCZ My point exactly. ;-)
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 6:43 PM on Wed Jan 30 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I'm pretty sure he meant that in spite of your "flawless" breed of logic, Bumblebee is very much alive and kicking. If anything, a character who keeps in such high spirits in the face of widespread death and destruction sounds like a pretty effective morale-booster in a group. I don't actually know much if anything about the character, so I'm just going by what's already been brought up.

Also, keep in mind that real-life-brand logic doesn't exactly fly in the world of cartoons.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:27 PM on Wed Jan 30 2013
@NCZ @CatsTuxedo I just don't think an Autobot soldier/scout should act like a clown.
pete
said at 11:34 PM on Fri Jul 26 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Has Spidey been killed yet by making jokes? How about Iceman, Human Torch, or Flash? Plus every Transformers adaption has at least one.
anarky
said at 11:04 AM on Fri Jul 27 2012
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jyb...
Rooblakas013
said at 11:14 PM on Sun Jul 22 2012
Dan Gilvezan for Bumblebee.
Anicomicgeek
said at 5:38 AM on Sat Apr 7 2012
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They're all good, but I'm gonna go with Johnny Yong Bosch for this one.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:53 PM on Fri Jan 13 2012
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Dan's voice has a certain charm to it that I think the others lack.
Scorcher56
said at 2:35 PM on Sat Dec 17 2011
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I go for Johnny Yong Bosch on this one!!!
ROBERT
said at 8:45 AM on Mon Aug 15 2011
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DAN GILVEZAN FOR BUMBBLEBEE

said at 9:11 AM on Thu Nov 17 2011
@ROBERT YES DAN GILVEZAN FOR BUMBLEBEE! GO BUMBLEBEE!
Celeste
said at 11:53 PM on Sun Nov 27 2011
@IRONHIDE I concur. :)
Celeste
said at 11:31 PM on Mon Aug 8 2011
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I think Johnny's voice is alright but there's nothing like Dan Gilvezan for Bumblebee's voice.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:05 PM on Sun Jul 3 2011
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As much as I like Johnny Bosch I don't feel he's that fitting for Bubblebee. Bubblebee is suppose to have a sense of humor and only Bumper and Dan portray that. THe others aren't bad (maybe Merluzzi for being a little bit too high but that might just be me) they just fdon't reflect how the sense of humor of Bumblebee.
RabidSonicFan
said at 1:14 AM on Wed Jun 22 2011
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My favorites are Dan Gilvezan, Bumper Robinson, and Johnny Yong Bosch, though I'm probably voting for Dan because whenever I hear him it reminds me of Spider-Man (for good reason). lol
ConfusedPhantom
said at 2:18 PM on Thu May 12 2011
Dan's and Bumper's voices for Bumblebee were great. But, for Johnny as Bumblebee....great fit, he just sounds...angry all most of the time.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 2:19 PM on Thu May 12 2011
@ConfusedPhantom It doesn't show in that clip, though.
voicefan945
said at 11:37 PM on Sun Apr 3 2011
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My favorites are Dan and Bumper's voices. Dan's my favorite since he still has the same voice like he did for the 80s Spiderman series. Bumper's also my favorite as well since he sounds perfect for Bumblebee in the Animated series.
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 6:31 AM on Sun Nov 7 2010
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Dan Gilvezan is my favorite. It's hard to believe he's never reprised his role, but yet he has with Spider-Man (whom he isn't as good as playing in my opinion).
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:52 PM on Sun Sep 26 2010
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After playing War for Cybertron, I've changed my mind. I think Bosch did a really good job as Bumblebee.
guillermo (Guest)
said at 8:20 PM on Mon Aug 9 2010
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My Thoughts:

1) Dan Gilvezan: Great and charming performance. Gilvezan is widely recognized as Bumblebee.

2) Jack Merluzzi: Liked his energetic performance. It's better than his Starscream.

3) Mark Ryan: At first he made a great performance in the animated comic Transformers Beginnings, his voice was like a teenager which gave hope, but in the movie he just had to lines, but in the ROTF he has more prominence and actually Ryan altered his voice to show us that Bumblebee was more experienced and older than he was in Beginnings or the Movie.

4) Bumper Robinson: Great performance as a hyperactive Bumblebee.

5) Johnny Yong Bosch: His voice revives the G1 character's spirit and it's a great performance.
sage (Guest)
said at 11:57 AM on Mon Jul 5 2010
Johnny Yong Bosch and Dan Gilvezan are both awesome

I give the two of them THUMBS UP, BABY!!
tomi (Guest)
said at 11:50 AM on Sat Jul 3 2010
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Personally, i do like Johnny,s Bumblebee: this of course only my opinion, but in this game, he is young autobot(most likely what Cheetor was for Beast Wars), with little experienced, even if he already talented warrior. Like some of his friend said, Johnny has great hero voice, and one of the few ;heroic; voices i can listen without getting antsy.

Bumber did nice job for more ;teenager;, goofy version of the character. I actually liked that while remaining loyal to Hasbro created phenomanal, TF:Animated didnt tried to follow too strickly in rules and tried something new too, including some minor character changes.

Dan Gilvezan goes for crown here, when it comes down to older/mature Bumblebee: he remarked character with both friendly additude and quick-witted quircks, making him likeable character whom would inspire many his alikes to be sparked in future generations of Transformers.

I do admire Mark Ryan,s work he did to create Bublebee, but i aint too fond of that British voice: it sound bit too sophisticated for carefree yet brave protector.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 11:56 AM on Thu Jul 1 2010
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Yeah, not a big fan of Bosch's Bumblebee either
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:37 AM on Thu Jul 1 2010
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I'm not really the biggest fan of Bosch's performance. He made Bumblebee sound too much like Ichigo Kurosaki.

It's tough choosing between Bumper Robinson and Dan Gilvezan, but I think I liked Gilvezan a little better.
markmarino (Guest)
said at 12:13 AM on Thu Jul 1 2010
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i'd go with Johnny Young Bosch on this one
guillermo (Guest)
said at 6:06 PM on Tue Jun 8 2010
(To ncz):

I agree, Ryan's performance in the ROTF Video game is a lot better than the movie one
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:21 AM on Sat May 1 2010
Dan Gilvezan's Bumblebee had a more "mature" voice than Bumper Robinson's. They're both great though. As for Mark Ryan... that Bumblebee got all of two lines, but they didn't sound that great.
doctorwhoobawooba (Guest)
said at 5:17 PM on Fri Jul 10 2009
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Bumper Robinson I think I'll say is my fave.
romxxii (Guest)
said at 2:44 AM on Sat Jun 20 2009
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nah, have to give it to Bumper. His ADHD Bee is the most funz.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 9:17 PM on Fri Jun 19 2009
no contest the original in this case is by far the best!!


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