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

Created by Pokejedservo on Oct 9 2010
The Transformers
ChromedomeRuss Veillard
Russ Veillard
Transformers (1984)
ChromedomeFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Transformers Headmasters (1987)
ChromedomeUnknown Voice Actor
Unknown Voice Actor


Alright here is the VC for one of the Headmasters namely Chromedome! While all of the features here do have their considerable differences this is for the most part the same version of a character here in other words Chromedome is displayed a bit more consistently. In the original G1 series Frank Welker voiced the role, and while anyone whom is considerably familiar with Frank Welker let alone the original G1 series knows that Frank Welker has done PLENTY of roles in this show (especially earlier in the series). While Frank has certainly have had plenty of memorable roles & performances this isn't quite one of them to be honest. Now granted Frank's voice for the role and his performance was pretty good and fairly fitting for the role and all but to be fair the show didn't use him that much. (Granted one could say the same thing for the other Headmasters but the show has given most of the others a bit more of a presence and characterization.) Basically Frank's work as Chromedome is not bad but he has done a lot better on the show.

In the HK-made dub for Transformers Headmasters (and a cameo appearance in Masterforce) from Omni Productions shown on SE Asia back then Chromedome was in that show. While that dub is how should I say quite reviled the performance for Chromedome is not that bad but then again Chromedome has a considerably larger role in this series so Chromedome's VA in this show was able to have the chance to get into the role here. While the performance for Chromedome is by no means perfect its not too bad and it does work fairly well for how Chromedome's persona in the show.

And last but not least Russ Veillard voiced Chromedome in Transformers Tataki and I must say that its okay. Alike the Omni Productions dub of Transformers shows like Headmasters the voicework in Tataki was quite reviled but I was actually okay with Russ' work as Chromedome here, not one of the best performances in that game but not one of the worst either. Overall I am not entirely sure who to go with here, while I would of course go with Frank Welker for the Voice talent here in general but as for these performances here none of them are perfect but they are all decent to me.



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said at 11:53 PM on Sat Dec 3 2016
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The UVA (Who after looking it over along with Nightmare Crusher I'm pretty sure is Simon Broad, not Rik Thomas) is actually my favourite, voicing my preferred interpretation of the character, that of a vengeful leader. He does get hammy at times but the voice itself does sound appropriately youthful and determined, and he can emote when the scene calls for it, that and he definitely got the most material out of all of them, so he got a lot more time to develop the character.

Frank Welker's voice is okay for what little material he has, it does fit the more intellectual side of the character, but I feel it sounds like a generic computer nerd. If he had more time in the role he might've been able to get more used to the role and develop his performance more, but as it stands...ehhhh...

At least Frank Welker fits though, I can't say the same for Russ Veillard, that southern accent is completely ill fitting for a character like Chromedome in any of his interpretations. It couldn't be any less fitting.

So overall, my vote goes to the UVA, with Frank Welker second and Russ Veillard dead last.

I'd personally cast Xander Berkeley as Chromedome, something like his Captain Atom voice I think would really fit any version of the character. I also think Quinton Flynn could work as Chromedome as well.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:29 AM on Sun Dec 4 2016
@Metabad Rik Thomas' go as Chromedome was apparently for a cameo in Super-God Masterforce. I haven't seen it myself though, so take it with a grain of salt.
said at 10:55 AM on Sun Jan 10 2016
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I think I'll vote for Frank Welker but honestly nobody here fits my preferred voice and characterization of Chromedome, The MTMTE version.

Russ Veillard and the UVA sound bland.

BONUS: The voice I hear when I read the comics for Chromedome is Michael C. Hall (Dexter), I imagine a low yet quiet but not monotone type of voice. I could also see Mark Hildreth or even Anthony Ruivivar fitting well as Chromedome.
said at 7:52 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
1) Frank Welker
2) Russ Veillard
3) Rik Thomas (UVA)
said at 3:36 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
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This is a character I'd like to see more of, or at least in another show. If that happens, I could imagine people like Troy Baker or James Arnold Taylor taking over the role.

For now, my vote's on Welker.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Chromedome voice actors?
Frank Welker
Unknown Voice Actor
Russ Veillard