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

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 Jul 2 2010
Transformers (1984)
FrenzyFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Transformers (2007)
FrenzyReno Wilson
Reno Wilson
Transformers: War For Cybertron (2010)
FrenzyKeith Silverstein
Keith Silverstein
Transformers: Devastation (2015)
FrenzyChristopher Swindle
Christopher Swindle


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".

In Transformers: Devastation, Frenzy appears, and props to Platinum, he actually has his proper colours! Christopher Swindle makes a pretty good G1 Frenzy, capturing the same sense of antsiness. It's kind of a missed opportunity they didn't get Welker since he was in the game as Megatron and Soundwave anyway, but I can't complain about Swindle.

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.



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said at 3:42 PM on Thu Apr 14 2016
1. Keith Silverstein
2. Reno Wilson
3. Frank Welker
4. Christopher Swindle
said at 10:30 AM on Sun Jan 10 2016
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It doesn't matter if he's the blue one or red one, I actually prefer the movie version as he was a rather effective infiltrator and Reno Wilson's fast and unique hyperactive speaking pattern is just incredible.

I do like Frank Welker, Keith Silverstein and Christopher Swindle but Reno is more memorable to me.
said at 12:06 PM on Fri Oct 16 2015
None of the other 3 do it for me they're average as much as another one, so goin with Reno,I would go with Frank but as is the case with Keith, it lacks the personality they gave Rumble, while Chris is just average, but maybe it's bad material.
said at 11:11 PM on Thu Oct 15 2015
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Christopher Swindle did all right, but I'm sticking with Keith Silverstein.
said at 4:16 PM on Thu Oct 15 2015
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1) Frank Welker: His Frenzy is just like his Rumble: a lot of fun!!! Man, the two little guys were so enjoyable with their punkish attitude and their penchant for action and destruction. A very enjoyable performance.

2) Christopher Swindle: Pretty good. I really like his delivery and energy, but he also makes the character his own.

3) Keith Silverstein: Cool, but just like his Rumble, he needs more material.

4) Reno Wilson: Works for his version.
Mark Johnson
said at 5:38 PM on Wed Apr 1 2015
1. Reno Wilson
2. Keith Silverstein
3. Frank Welker
said at 7:23 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
1) Frank Welker
2) Keith Silverstein
3) Reno Wilson
said at 8:32 AM on Sat Oct 25 2014
Keith Silverstein is my current favorite Frenzy
said at 6:49 PM on Wed Jul 2 2014
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I prefer Reno Wilson for being funny and more unique; the other two aren't bad or anything, but they're basically palette swaps of Rumble, with the voices to match.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:12 PM on Wed Jul 2 2014
@RabidSonicFan Is Frenzy the palette swap of Rumble... or is Rumble the palette swap of Frenzy?
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.
said at 11:47 AM on Tue Mar 11 2014
Do you guys think Josh Keaton would make a great Frenzy?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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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