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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Frenzy with sound clips and images.
Frenzy was a Decepticon from the original lineup of the first Transformers series. He and his twin brother Rumble were part of the "Mini-Cassettes", a group of transforming tape cassettes that worked for Soundwave. Frenzy and Rumble have been the source of much confusion; they're identical in nearly every way (build, abilities, and even voice) except for colors. It doesn't help that the originally blue Frenzy and the red Rumble had their colors swapped for the cartoon, something that still causes debate today.
Created by NCZ on Fri Jul 2 2010, 11 Comments, Add Comment
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Transformers (1984)
FrenzyFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Transformers (2007)
FrenzyReno Wilson
Reno Wilson
Transformers: War For Cybertron (2010)
FrenzyKeith Silverstein
Keith Silverstein

EDITOR'S OPINION

In the original Transformers show, Frenzy was red as opposed to the toys' blue, thanks to an unknown error. Regardless, both Frenzy and Rumble were voiced by famous VA Frank Welker using a nearly identical voice. This voice perfectly summed up their personalities IMO; they were always agitated and had a bit of a Napoleon complex. Though "Frenzy" didn't have many lines, Welker brought in a great performance.

For the 2007 Transformers movie, a new version of Frenzy appeared by himself, voiced by Reno Wilson. This version of Frenzy was crazy and for the most part spoke in gibberish (aside from his defeat, where he hilariously squeaks "Oh shit!"). I actually liked this version of Frenzy. I thought Reno was pretty funny and did a good job.

In Transformers: War for Cybertron, Frenzy and Rumble once again have their colours swapped. Like in G1, they share a VA, Keith Silverstein in this case. He did a good job capturing the spirit of the characters, but sounded a bit too "excited" rather than "agitated".

Overall, none of them were horrible, and it's a very close toss-up between Welker and Wilson, but I'm going to go with Frank Welker.

NCZ

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skeletonking1234
said at 8:34 PM on Sun Apr 6 2014
this is still the biggest war of a voice compare I've ever seen. Every single one of thsee guys has always been one point away from each other each time I've viewed this compare, and each time I come back to this compare, I swear somebody new is in the lead.
30Rockefeller
said at 11:47 AM on Tue Mar 11 2014
Do you guys think Josh Keaton would make a great Frenzy?
Ross123
said at 10:07 AM on Mon Nov 18 2013
Reno as he gives Frenzy the crazy voice that stands out from Frank & Keith's performances.
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 1:34 PM on Mon Sep 23 2013
Welker: Fitting, enjoyable, and all around hilarious.
Silverstein: Also very fitting, though he should've had a bit more screen time.
Wilson:.......The scrap did I just hear!?

Overall, I vote for Welker.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:36 PM on Tue Aug 27 2013
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Despite basically being unintelligible gibberish, I like movie Frenzy the best.
Scooby-Dooby-Doo
said at 3:56 PM on Thu Jul 11 2013
Reno's sound clip is just too hilarious to compare to the others. Also on the fact of how it's a different take on the character.
coolgeek176
said at 3:17 PM on Sun Jan 27 2013
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I guess Reno Wilson. I don't like the other two.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 2:22 AM on Sat Sep 1 2012
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*listens to Reno Wilson's clip*

...daheck did I just listen to?
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:00 PM on Wed May 2 2012
Like the "Editor's Opinion" noted, Welker's doing a similar voice as his Rumble for Frenzy, as is Silverstein. All three were good as Frenzy, but like with Rumble, I'm gonna go with Keith Silverstein.

said at 11:38 AM on Thu Nov 17 2011
frenzy rox!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:12 PM on Sat Jul 3 2010
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congrats on your first VC NCZ!!


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