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

Created by Pokejedservo on Sun Jun 27 2010, 26 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
Transformers (1984)
HoundKen Sansom
Ken Sansom
Transformers Headmasters
HoundSimon Broad
Simon Broad
The Transformers
HoundPeter Von Gomm
Peter Von Gomm
Transformers: The Game (2007)
HoundDaniel Ross
Daniel Ross
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
HoundJohn Goodman
John Goodman


OK folks today we get a VC for this Autobot known for his love of nature here by the name of Hound.

In the original G1 series he is voiced by voice actor Ken Sansom (whom is mostly known for voicing Rabbit from Winnie the Pooh). Hound is a generally friendly easy going guy whom had a light southern accent (well definitely light compared to the likes of Peter Cullen's work as Ironhide and to a lesser extent Optimus Prime) in which Ken's performance did work pretty well for the role. While Hound pretty much got demoted to an extra in the 2nd season of the original series he actually had a pretty good amount which did give Ken a good chance to have a fairly memorable performance for Hound which is while above average when it came to the performances in this show in general is a fairly good example of the voice acting in the original series nevertheless.

Hound only had a one-scene role in the first episode of the Transformers Headmasters series with the infamously reviled RTM-1 dub that was made in Hong Kong. While Hound's English voice in that series was fairly generic but it was tolerable enough (and to be fair this clip shows all of Hound's dialogue in this series, apparently Hound was lucky to get any lines at all).

In the Japan-only PS2 game Transformers Tataki he was voiced by fairly known English-speaking Japan-residing VA Peter Von Gomm and I actually thought it was one of the better performances in that game. Aside from the somewhat surprising light profanity Peter's voicework for Hound was very much in spirit with Ken's handiwork and its probably one of Peter's better performances.

And last but not least for the Transformers the Movie game (but only in the PSP version) he is voiced by Daniel "TFTMG Starscream" Ross whose performance was decent. This version of Hound is designed to be the "Brainy Straight Man" buddy to this game's version of Trailbreaker whom is a bit more of a "Wild Card" and Daniel's performance does do the job well enough.

Overall I am going with Ken first, Peter at a surprisingly close second, Daniel and a decent third and his RTM-1 Headmasters dub voice at a okay but distant fourth.


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Mark Johnson
said at 4:36 PM on Sat Mar 28 2015
1. John Goodman
2. Simon Broad
3. Daniel Ross
4. Peter Von Gomm
5. Ken Sansom
said at 7:20 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
1) Ken Sansom
2) Daniel Ross
3) John Goodman
4) Peter Von Gomm
5) Simon Broad (UVA)
Dark Kuja
said at 8:29 AM on Mon Oct 13 2014
Is it weird that I think John Goodman's Hound was more of a Bulkhead?
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:44 AM on Mon Oct 13 2014
@Dark Kuja Not weird at all. There's a lot of people who think of Hound as Bulkhead.


Even I thought it'd be Bulkhead when we first saw the early designs and Hound's on-set representation on set - big, fat, green guy.

There's characteristics that are similar to Bulkhead, and there are ones that aren't.
Dark Kuja
said at 4:42 PM on Mon Oct 13 2014

To me, it's both his build and his love of fighting that makes him a Bulkhead.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 5:54 PM on Mon Oct 13 2014
@Dark Kuja But has Bulkhead ever really been known for his "love of fighting"? Personally, I don't think so. TFA Bulkhead certainly wasn't. And even TFP Bulkhead - who may have been a Wrecker at one point - wasn't overly fond of fighting. They're both kind-hearted giants. Sure, the could knock out 'Cons with the best of them when push came to shove, but neither Bulkhead was portrayed as a gutsy, bombastic commando with an itchy trigger finger and a constant need to kick some butt.

Build, yes, I agree. On a surface level, they're similar with the whole "big/fat green with big chins/beards". But that's about as far as the similarities go.

Movieverse Hound is essentially Bulkhead's superficial physical frame, with Kup's attitude and Hound's name. With a bit of Brawn thrown in.
Dark Kuja
said at 8:26 PM on Mon Oct 13 2014

Yeah, I can see that. Both Bulkheads were kind of pacifistic at their core.

Maybe I just let my thoughts run away from me.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:14 AM on Tue Oct 14 2014
@Dark Kuja Well, know, I totally understand why people think Hound is like Bulkhead at first. It's just that as soon as you start to break down their character(s), the similarities dry up pretty fast. ;)

An "accurate" Bayformers Bulkhead would be cool to see, though.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:41 PM on Sun Oct 12 2014
I think of the G1 version when I think of the name Hound, yet I'm voting for John Goodman(is that weird?). John was boisterous fun in AOE.
said at 1:54 PM on Tue Oct 7 2014
Gonna go with John Goodman, though the late Ken Sansom also good.
said at 6:18 AM on Tue Oct 7 2014
 6 Shout Outs! [?]
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:20 AM on Tue Oct 7 2014
@jonhardwick You see what happens, Prime?! You see what happens when you try to protect a vulnerable, alien species?!
said at 5:34 AM on Mon Oct 6 2014
 7 Shout Outs! [?]
I gotta be honest, John Goodman as Hound is (puts on sunglasses) pretty Goodman.
said at 10:23 PM on Sun Oct 5 2014
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
John Goodman and Ken Sansom were both great in their different versions of Hound.

One being an Earth-loving military bot while the other is a gutsy commando.

I love John Goodman and without him as Hound in AOE. The fun factor that drives the movie will be lost.
said at 9:59 AM on Sun Oct 5 2014
My Top 5:

1) Ken Sansom
2) Daniel Ross
3) John Goodman
4) Peter Von Gomm
5) UVA
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:45 AM on Sun Oct 5 2014
I'd say I enjoyed John Goodman the most although I'll always have a soft spot for Ken Sansom.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:22 AM on Sun Oct 5 2014
Since Goodman's Hound is such a vastly different portrayal than G1 Hound, I feel it's not all that fair to compare them.

Sansom's Hound, being a kind and friendly Autobot, has that soothing voice that you'd come to expect from an "Uncle Ben"-type character. Ken's perfect for *that* Hound.

And then you've got the trigger-happy, gun-toting soldier that is "Age of Extinction"'s version. Obviously a much different version to G1 Hound, but the movie made Hound their own and they had fun with it. Goodman's deep voice is perfect for *that* version of Hound.
said at 7:41 AM on Mon Jul 21 2014
If They gave Hound a different design, do you guys think Chris Hemsworth would be good for the character?
said at 7:15 PM on Mon Jun 30 2014
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
I'm sort of waiting for people's opinion's on John Goodman's role as Hound. I thought he did excellent job on the voice.
said at 6:34 PM on Mon Mar 10 2014
What do you guys think of Chris Cox as Hound?
said at 5:40 AM on Mon Feb 17 2014
1 Daniel Ross
2 Peter Von Gomm
3 Ken Samson
4 Unknown
said at 2:55 AM on Tue Feb 17 2015
@HienFan Current vote
1 Ken Samson
2 Peter Von Gomm
3 Daniel Ross
4 John Goodman
5 Unknown
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 8:36 AM on Wed Oct 16 2013
I've always loved Sansom's performance the first time I was ever introduced to Hound. I've always thought of his voice as very heroic. Naturally, I vote for him.
said at 1:15 PM on Wed Sep 25 2013
I wonder of Wally Wingert would make a good Hound?
said at 12:30 PM on Mon Jun 3 2013
Lets see how he is in Transformers 4.

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