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


Created by Foxwolf on Sun Jun 14 2009, 67 Comments, Add Comment
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Transformers (1984)
IronhidePeter Cullen
Peter Cullen
Transformers Energon (2004)
IronhideMatt Hill
Matt Hill
Transformers Robots In Disguise (2001)
IronhideMichael McConnohie
Michael McConnohie
Transformers (2007)
IronhideJess Harnell
Jess Harnell
Transformers Animated (2007)
IronhideCorey Burton
Corey Burton
Transformers: The Game (2007)
IronhideMark Ryan
Mark Ryan
Transformers: War For Cybertron (2010)
IronhideKeith Szarabajka
Keith Szarabajka
The Transformers (2003)
IronhideRuss Veillard
Russ Veillard
Transformers: Cyber Missions (2010)
IronhideBronco Jackson
Bronco Jackson

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DravenRoth994
said at 9:57 PM on Thu Dec 4 2014
........That's Jess Harnell??? That's really all I got to say. Out of everyone here, he stood out the most to me, so I vote for him. I also like Peter, Michael, and Keith. Everyone else is okay though.
Starscreamsfan
said at 9:30 AM on Sun Oct 5 2014
My Top 5:

1) Cullen
2) McConnohie
3) Szarabajka
4) Harnell
5) Ryan
Comicfan117
said at 1:32 PM on Fri Oct 3 2014
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John Dimaggio as Ironhide anyone?
Polyester Funk
said at 11:12 PM on Fri Oct 3 2014
@Comicfan117 Yep.
Comicfan117
said at 5:01 PM on Tue Nov 4 2014
@Polyester Funk How about Fred Tatasciore
Polyester Funk
said at 11:01 PM on Tue Nov 4 2014
@Comicfan117 Yeah, I could see that.
Ross123
said at 6:18 AM on Sun Jul 20 2014
Jess is my Number1 pick for Ironhide as he sounds smart & tough at the same time.

Peter is 2nd as I really like that southern accent he gives Ironhide.

Bronco is pretty cool so he's 3rd while Keith is 4th for similar reasons.

Mark does a pretty good accent too though not as good as Peter's.

Every1 else was terrible in my opinion especially Matt.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:09 AM on Mon Jul 7 2014
I don't know if I can pick between Peter Cullen and Jess Harnell. They both were great as Ironhide and they both sounded so different. Cullen may be a bit campy, but he was fun and memorable. Plus it was the 80s and Transformers was meant for children.

Keith Szarabajka is quite good, too. He seems to be channeling Cullen, yet he is more subtle.

Mark Ryan and Corey Burton are fairly good.

Michael McConnohie is alright, but this is not one of his better roles.

I think Matt Hill did well for the younger version that he was playing even if it was odd to have Ironhide be depicted as a youngster.

Bronco Jackson sounds pretty cool. That voice reminds me of someone, but I can't place it.

Do not like Russ at all. He is way too light and he gives Ironhide a weird lisp.
partymonster411
said at 10:58 PM on Sun Jul 6 2014
Matt Hill is just terrible as Ironhide
Transforce98
said at 7:12 PM on Mon Jun 30 2014
Does anyone else think Peter New could do a good job as Ironhide? Peter New did Big Macintosh from My little pony if anyone is wondering.
pete
said at 8:07 PM on Thu Feb 13 2014
I like Jess, Keith, and Matt the best.
Starscreamsfan
said at 4:36 AM on Fri Nov 22 2013
Cullen is IRONHIDE!!!! I love his performance, and it's a shame he got killed in the 1986 movie. But then again, everyone dies.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 9:33 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
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I loved Jess Harnell as Ironhide. When I re-watched the first Bayformers film recently, I instantly thought "Wow, he has a really cool voice." The rest of them don't sound very distinctive or interesting to me.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:25 AM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I love his slight British accent he puts on it! :D
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:32 AM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@TylerMirage Heck yeah! I thought it was more unique to give him a bad-@ss tone with a slight British accent than just giving him another Southern or Western American accent. Who says British can't sound like bad-@ss gun crazy dudes who kick butt and take names, too (I know there are some in media, but still)? I find it refreshing.
Finister2
said at 1:14 PM on Wed Sep 25 2013
I wonder of James Remar would make a good Ironhide?
Starscreamsfan
said at 4:35 AM on Fri Nov 22 2013
@Finister2 Nah, I think he's a lot cooler as Sideswipe :)
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 1:42 PM on Mon Sep 23 2013
It's a tossup between Cullen and Harnell. Ironhide was honestly one of the VERY few characters I did enjoy from the live-action movies, mainly because of Jess's undeniably great voicework. Yet, Peter is still very memorable and very well works.

Er.... I'll be damned to have to break the tie, but I think I'm going to go with Harnell.

Szarabajka would be my second-place choice behind the other two.
SharpShot Shockwave
said at 7:30 AM on Mon Aug 5 2013
Jess Harnell Works as Ironhide for Me.
I'm not entirely sure why, But I Can't help hear A touch of british accent in jess's tactful vocal range.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:40 PM on Tue Aug 27 2013
@SharpShot Shockwave You probably hear a slight British accent because there *is* a slight British accent. ;) And I like it. Kind of a "Guv'ner", rather than a "cowboy".
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 10:37 PM on Tue May 21 2013
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Hmm. Nothing against Keith, but yeah, where did his votes suddenly come from, ha ha?
Torak
said at 12:19 PM on Mon Apr 15 2013
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Honestly what's so great about Keith anyway?!
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:20 PM on Mon May 6 2013
@What's wrong with him? He fits the character, sounds pretty tough, and does a nice, but kind of subtle accent.
Torak
said at 5:54 AM on Tue May 7 2013
@Nightmare Crusher I'm not talking about this role in perticuler, its just that recently he has recieved a substantial amount of votes in almost every VC he's involved in, e.g. Venom. So now he is winning in almost all those VC's. It just doesn't seem right. :/
MilanTheVillain01
said at 8:20 PM on Thu May 9 2013
@Torak Maybe he's just that awesome! You ever think about that?
Torak
said at 3:26 AM on Fri May 10 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 I'll admit, he's a good actor, his take on Laserbeak was EPIC too! Still, his acting and voice wasn't great on polls such as Venom or Living Laser, yet he still leads those polls, but thats just my opinion on him; take it or leave it. :)
MilanTheVillain01
said at 6:06 AM on Fri May 10 2013
@Torak Some of his best voices, in my opinion, aren't even VC related.

Such as Detective Hershel Biggs in LA. Noire or The Didact in Halo 4.
Torak
said at 1:14 PM on Fri May 10 2013
@MilanTheVillain01
Now those are some good examples of Keith's work! But yeah, he's a good actor, but sometimes I feel he's a little overated thats all. Nothing against him, just feel that he shouldn't be winning some polls imo.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 11:35 PM on Fri May 10 2013
@Torak Oh & by the way, let's not forget Harbinger & Dr. Kyne from Mass Effect & Dead Space, respectively.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:38 PM on Sat May 11 2013
@Torak Agreed with Venom, but his Ironhide and Living Laser are pretty good.
Torak
said at 6:02 AM on Tue Apr 9 2013
 5 Shout Outs! [?]
Man... those Keith Szarabajka fans... what has become of this VC?

I'll go with Jess, I hate to go against original Transformers VA's but this is an exception.
jonhardwick
said at 1:40 PM on Sun Apr 7 2013
Didn't Mark Ryan audition for Ironhide in the first film.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:18 AM on Wed Apr 3 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
I've gotta give this one to Jess Harnell. I'm so glad the movies hired actual voiceactors to play the characters. Keith is a REALLY close second.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:57 AM on Fri Feb 15 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Cullen sounds way too over the top and Harnell sounds a little forced. I'm gonna go with Keith Szarabajka.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 6:11 AM on Tue Feb 12 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
# 1 - Keith Szarabajka.
# 2 - Jess Harnell.
# 3 - Corey Burton.
# 4 - Peter Cullen.
skeletonking1234
said at 5:38 PM on Mon Dec 24 2012
 1 Shout Out! [?]
I definitely prefer Jess Harnell even if they gave him less and less lines the further the films went. Harnell just had a badass quality that fit Ironhide
coolgeek176
said at 10:39 AM on Sat Dec 22 2012
 1 Shout Out! [?]
I'm going with Keith Szarabajika.
Patrick
said at 1:59 AM on Mon Sep 3 2012
1: Peter Cullen.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 1:53 AM on Tue Jul 31 2012
What's with the Southern accent on Cullen's Ironhide? O_O
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:50 AM on Tue Jul 31 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight It adds a bit of character, establishing him as an older, somewhat-laidback tough guy, and it helps distinguish Prime and Ironhide, because they otherwise have essentially the same voice.
Rooblakas013
said at 11:10 PM on Sun Jul 22 2012
Peter Cullen.
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:50 PM on Tue Apr 17 2012
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
I'm going with Keith Szarabajka for Ironhide, though I also did like Peter Cullen and Jess Harnell in the role.
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 2:47 AM on Sun Nov 20 2011
I heard Diedrich Bader is considered to voice Ironhide in Prime.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:26 AM on Tue Apr 3 2012
@Mr.Fennoy93 1.) *IF* he appears in the show, and 2.) Where have you heard this rumour? The only other place I've heard of it is one ranting VA fan over on the TFW2005 boards.
pete
said at 12:39 AM on Fri Sep 7 2012
@Mr.Fennoy93 I I remember Ironhide was gong to be a regular character early in development but was replaced with Bulkhead.
pete
said at 8:04 PM on Thu Feb 13 2014
@TylerMirage I remember what I stated above, back before it came out.
30Rockefeller
said at 11:46 AM on Tue Mar 11 2014
@Mr.Fennoy93 I think Diedrich Bader would make an awesome Ironhide.

said at 9:07 AM on Thu Nov 17 2011
GO IRONHIDE YOU ROCK! I LOVE IRONHIDE BUT NOT AS MUCH AS I LOVE BUMBLEBEE. WATCH TRANSFORMERS DARK OF THE MOON TO SEELOTS OF ACTION!
ROBERT
said at 8:56 AM on Mon Aug 15 2011
PETER CULLEN ALL TIME BEST

said at 9:08 AM on Thu Nov 17 2011
@ROBERT YES HE IS THE BEST VOICE FOR OPTIMUS PRIME I AGREE!
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:28 AM on Tue Apr 3 2012
@IRONHIDE and ROBERT I think you guys *both* need to turn off the caps-lock. ;) But I understand, Ironhide can get people excited.
Metabad
said at 9:16 PM on Mon Aug 1 2011
I like Jess Harnell the most with Mark Ryan and Bronco Jackson as close seconds. Peter Cullen and Keith Szarabajka are tied for third for me, the rest are pretty mediocre aside from Corey Burton (Sorry Michael McConnohie)
Hotshotfan
said at 6:48 PM on Sun Mar 27 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
I like the sound clip that goes with Matt Hill by-the-way! ;)
Hotshotfan
said at 8:01 PM on Fri Mar 18 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Oh, come on guys! Matt Hill wasn't that bad. ;) He did play his character well. His version of Ironhid just wasn't the usual personality your used to.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:27 AM on Tue Apr 3 2012
@Hotshotfan I agree. He's not my favourite version of the character, but that's the thing: he's a DIFFERENT version. A young, brash, head-strong warrior eager to prove his metal. Different personality than the other versions.
90jofn80 (Guest)
said at 8:43 PM on Sat Nov 13 2010
Correction - I HATE Russ' gay Ironhide, not HAVE.
90jofn80 (Guest)
said at 11:22 PM on Thu Nov 11 2010
But I have Russ' gay Ironhide.
90jofn80 (Guest)
said at 8:29 PM on Thu Nov 11 2010
Just my opinion, but... Russ Veillard'S Ironhide sounds like a gay version of Cullen's Ironhide. However, I love Cullen's Ironhide a lot.
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 6:28 AM on Sun Nov 7 2010
Jess Harnell. I think that his darker, deeper voice fits the character more than the usual Southern accent. My favorite Southern Ironhide, however, is Mark Ryan.
guillermo (Guest)
said at 12:41 PM on Sun Sep 26 2010
My thoughts:

Peter Cullen: The Best of all. His Ironhide is CLASSIC!!

Michael McConnohie: Yeah, Liked Him too.

Corey Burton: Liked his performance, He really tries to give him a G1 Feel

Keith Szarabajka: Similar to his Wolverine, but sounds great :)

Mark Ryan: I think he's great as Ironhide. I would prefer him in the Live Action movie, but I also tend to like Jess Harnell.

HINT: Liked them all, except Matt Hill.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:23 PM on Sat Sep 4 2010
Peter Cullen for me. Corey Burton did a good imitation, and Keith Szarabajka sounded just like Cullen (aside from the lack of an accent...).
usernamegreat (Guest)
said at 3:18 AM on Sun Aug 9 2009
Cullen and Burton are definitely my favourites. I think Harnell's has a certain appeal too but I absolutely hate the Energon version of Ironhide.
Keldor (Guest)
said at 4:12 PM on Sun Jul 26 2009
It's Cullen or nobody, but Corey did try his best to do a Cullen impression.

Hill's voice - awful.
Michael McConnohie - passable
Harnell - horrendous, should've just cast Cullen in both Prime and Ironhide roles, another reason why the live action movies are dreadful, the voice cast is appalling.
jasjkaskljsadhjsdajh (Guest)
said at 8:52 PM on Wed Jul 15 2009
I could definitley see Michael doing Thor and Maybe Peter could pull off a good Thor if he were too just go into a slightly deeper range. But as for the rest of these knockoffs, I do not see a thor in any one of them.
romxxii (Guest)
said at 11:38 PM on Fri Jun 19 2009
for me, it's:
Peter Cullen
Corey Burton

the others do not sound like Ironhide to me.
john (Guest)
said at 7:32 PM on Mon Jun 15 2009
I rate them this way
Peter Cullen
Jess Harnell
Corey Burton
Michael McConnohie
Matt Hill
jjm (Guest)
said at 6:44 PM on Sun Jun 14 2009
It's either Michael or Matt.....I'll go with Michael.


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"All actors do decent job, but three of them above all (Cullen, Harnell, and Szarabajka) are the ones that stand out."

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Who do you think has been the best from these Ironhide voice actors?
Peter Cullen
Matt Hill
Michael McConnohie
Jess Harnell
Corey Burton
Mark Ryan
Keith Szarabajka
Russ Veillard
Bronco Jackson