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


Created by Foxwolf on Fri Apr 17 2009, 44 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to OptimusSolo, Pokejedservo, NCZ, UltimateCharm for additional sound clips.
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Transformers (1984)
JazzScatman Crothers
Scatman Crothers
Transformers (1984)
JazzWally Burr
Wally Burr
Transformers Animated (2007)
JazzPhil LaMarr
Phil LaMarr
Transformers (2007)
JazzDarius McCrary
Darius McCrary
Transformers: The Game (2007)
JazzAndrew Kishino
Andrew Kishino
The Transformers (2003)
JazzAlex Easley
Alex Easley
Transformers
JazzFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Transformers: War For Cybertron (2010)
JazzScott Whyte
Scott Whyte
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (2012)
JazzTroy Baker
Troy Baker

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30Rockefeller
said at 11:38 AM on Tue Mar 11 2014
Do you guys think it would be cool if Samuel L. Jackson did Jazz?
Starscreamsfan
said at 4:12 AM on Fri Nov 22 2013
My top 5:

1) Crothers: He is JAZZ!!!!

2) Welker: Very nice Crothers replacement.

3) Baker: I get the feeling he got possessed by Crothers. He is quite awesome.

4) Burr: Well, at least he got the accent right and he sounds cool-headed so I respect him for that.

5) Whyte: Quite good. He really has that coolness in him.
Finister2
said at 1:10 PM on Wed Sep 25 2013
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I wonder of Khary Payton would make a good Jazz?
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 2:06 PM on Sun Sep 22 2013
To be completely fair, the most logical choice is Scatman Crothers, of course. I mean, like Peter Cullen with Optimus Prime, he IS the embodiment of the character. So, naturally, he has to most votes for that particular (and perfect) reason.

In terms of who follows, if I had to pick someone besides Crothers, I'd honestly have to pick Troy. He does imitate the original voice, but unlike most worthless imitations of any character, he sounds very natural and true to the role.

LaMarr, no doubt, falls RIGHT behind Troy. Don't get me wrong on not choosing him for 2nd place. I LOVE his performance, too. Also natural, true, and not just strict/straight imitation. I just like Troy's a tad bit more.

Darius.... um.... I think it's okay, but.... man, that particular imagining is such a downfall to the character in terms of updating him to modern times.

So, above all, the Scatman himself takes the win.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:41 PM on Tue Aug 27 2013
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I usually like the movie voices, but dang, Darius is just rather...bland and generic. Phil and Scatman are top two picks, with Troy in third place.
Scooby-Dooby-Doo
said at 5:17 PM on Sun Jul 28 2013
Add Andrew Kishino to my list. He fits Jazz for a live-action atmosphere and I love his interpretation way more than Darius'.
bumblebeebug
said at 9:12 PM on Sat Jul 20 2013
Andrew Kishino sounded WAY better in the Revenge of the Fallen video game.
Scooby-Dooby-Doo
said at 11:52 AM on Fri Jul 5 2013
1) Scatman Crothers
2) Troy Baker
3) Phil LaMarr
VctrBnsn
said at 5:12 PM on Fri Apr 26 2013
Troy almost has a bit of a Cajun accent in his.
Darklion
said at 12:52 AM on Sat Apr 20 2013
to be honest since scotman's gone i would prefer phil to be jazz's new voice from now on

but don't get me wrong baker and whyte are good too
VctrBnsn
said at 5:24 PM on Sun Feb 24 2013
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Scatman Crothers - He makes me laugh, but in a good way.
Phil LaMarr - One of my favorites, whatever he touches turns to voice acting gold.
Darius McCrary - His performance is...unsettling. Sounds too much like a stereotypical black guy. Doesn't help he's the only Autobot to die.
Scott Whyte - Sounds like Phil, even though he's a "Whyte" guy.
Troy Baker - I didn't think he could do that voice. Not bad, my man.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 7:13 AM on Tue Feb 12 2013
# 1 - Scatman Crothers.
# 2 - Phil LaMarr.
# 3 - Troy Baker.
# 4 - Scott Whyte.
# 5 - Andrew Kishino.
# 6 - Darius McCrary.
# 7 - Frank Welker.
coolgeek176
said at 1:05 PM on Sun Dec 16 2012
I'm going with Phul LaMarr. Scatman Crothers and Troy Baker are really good too.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 2:56 AM on Tue Nov 20 2012
Mr. Baker...mad props. Mad props. Crothers, LaMarr and him are my favorites.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:15 PM on Wed Oct 31 2012
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Dang, Troy. That was pretty good.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:33 AM on Wed Oct 31 2012
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Troy really impressed me. I'd put him third after Phil and Scatman.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:16 PM on Wed Oct 31 2012
@NCZ Definitely agree with you, NCZ.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:35 PM on Tue Oct 30 2012
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Damn Troy....just damn
Aussieroth
said at 8:18 PM on Tue Oct 30 2012
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........................ Troy Baker scares the hell out of me for the right reasons.
Sokka2Me
said at 6:35 PM on Tue Oct 30 2012
Troy Baker did Jazz? Trippy. I still go with Darius McCrary.
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 1:39 AM on Thu Sep 13 2012
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We Need John DiMaggio as Jazz.

Aww Yeah.
bumblebeebug
said at 5:16 PM on Wed Feb 13 2013
@Mr.Fennoy93 Actually, John DiMaggio can do a really good Scatman Crothers impression.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 12:24 AM on Sun Aug 19 2012
Minority vote here, but I'm going with Scott Whyte. I thought he was best suited for the role.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:14 AM on Wed Oct 31 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Changed my vote to Troy Baker. He was awesome, and very different from his usual roles, too. :-)
Rooblakas013
said at 11:51 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
Scatman Crothers. His voice is always synonymous with Jazz.
twiztid rodimus
said at 10:12 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Easily Scatman
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:26 PM on Sat Jun 2 2012
I'm pretty torn on this one. On one hand, Scatman excelled at making Jazz sound cool and well, jazzy, but I really like Phil's more modern, almost beatnik-like interpretation.
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:41 PM on Tue Apr 17 2012
I'm going to go with Phil LaMarr for Jazz, though I did think that the late Scatman Crothers, Darius McCrary, Andrew Kishino, and Scott Whyte were also good.
Anicomicgeek
said at 10:32 PM on Tue Oct 30 2012
@Anicomicgeek

Troy Baker was okay, but I do think Phil LaMarr is still better, so I'm gonna stick with him.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:48 PM on Tue Oct 30 2012
@Anicomicgeek You gotta admit it's a really good impression of Scatman
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:59 PM on Tue Oct 30 2012
@Music Meister

True.:)
ROBERT
said at 8:48 AM on Mon Aug 15 2011
SCATMAN CROTHERS MY THOUGHTS
jazz86 (Guest)
said at 4:43 PM on Thu Nov 11 2010
Man, DRSMOOV from YouTube does a WAY better Jazz than Wally Burr. :P
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 6:33 AM on Sun Nov 7 2010
I like Crother's performance, but his was too classy. So my favorite is Darius McCrary, I think he makes a great modern-day Jazz and it's more grounded.
guillermo (Guest)
said at 11:59 AM on Sat Aug 7 2010
My thoughts:

1) Scatman Crothers: Classic performance. I always liked Scatman's acting. HONG KONG PHOOEY, NUMBER ONE SUPER-GUY!!!!

2) Andrew Kishino: Loved his Jazz. Sounded very stylish and cool.

3) Phil LaMarr: Again stylish and cool, LaMarr is unforgettable.

4) Darius McCrary: Even if he didn't get enough lines in the Live action Movie, McCrary makes a great Stylish and cool performance.

5) Wally Burr: Perhaps just his own voice, just with a rapper accent, I liked Wally Burr's stand-in for one reason, he was the only one to have the guts of replacing Crothers (No offense intended).

Hint: I didn't liked Alex Easley's performance in Tatakai.
anonymous318 (Guest)
said at 12:18 AM on Sat Jun 26 2010
Phil LaMarr. No contest in any way, shape, or form. His performance with this character was absolutely stunning. With G1, I found that a lot of the characters started to blend together, what with the similar voice styles and lines. What Mr. LaMarr did was add dimension and a unique personality to this character, and he is the reason Jazz is one of my personal favorites. :)
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 7:19 PM on Thu Mar 18 2010
were's andrew kishino who voiced jazz in the 2007 transformers game.
doctorwhoobawooba (Guest)
said at 4:17 PM on Fri Jul 10 2009
I personally think Scatman Crothers was the best, R.I.P.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:55 AM on Tue Apr 28 2009
for sure, live action TF is on the way, esp with Revenge of the Fallen coming out soon
shadow25 (Guest)
said at 9:07 PM on Sun Apr 26 2009
I know it was in the live-action film, but should Jazz's VA from the movie, Darius McCrary, be here (And Hugo Weaving in Megatron's page too)? I mean, Michelangelo's VA from the live action movie is in his page.
flint (Guest)
said at 11:22 AM on Tue Apr 21 2009
Scatman rules, he's the best. His voice was PERFECT for Jazz. Phil LaMarr's is good too, it's got a similar vibe to Scatman. Wally Burrs is just weak.
willow (Guest)
said at 3:52 PM on Mon Apr 20 2009
Scatman Crothers & Phil LaMarr.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:50 PM on Fri Apr 17 2009
as awesome as Scatman is, theres just the charm Phil LaMarr that cannot be denied :P
jrcarter (Guest)
said at 9:58 PM on Fri Apr 17 2009
Scatman Crothers
Phil Lamarr
Wally Burr


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