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

Created by Pokejedservo on Aug 20 2009
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
Transformers (1984)
MirageFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Transformers: Robots In Disguise (2001)
MirageWally Wingert
Wally Wingert
Transformers: Dark of the Moon: The Game (2011)
MirageDave Wittenberg
Dave Wittenberg


Mirage one of the few Transformers characters in the G1 series that had a memorable presence in the series (but not in the movie). In the G1 series he was voiced by the current "Voice God" Frank Welker in which in this case Mirage is known to have a fairly Dean Martin-esque voice. While as you can see here Mirage misses Cybertron very much, though don't worry he is also one of the friendlier and most peaceful of the Autobots and Frank captures that rather well.

In Robots in Disguise Mirage is given a very similar design but a not-so similar personality and was voiced by VA Wally Wingert. While his roles in the episodes were relatively minor except for one, he is in the Autobot Team called the Spychangers. Mirage's has a bit more of a loner persona in this show, and while he is not as peaceful as his G1 counterpart he prefers not to cause too much damage while trying to take down the Predacons. Wally Wingert did a rather satisfactory job by bring out this Mirage's loner persona without making him sound too "Generic Brooding".

Neither performance is exactly the brightest spots in their respective VAs careers but both did their respective roles well.



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said at 2:44 PM on Wed Sep 20 2017
1. Frank Welker
2. Wally Wingert
said at 9:24 PM on Thu Apr 20 2017
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Frank sounds somewhat snobby in the role, though it's not bad. He's got an entertaining delivery, I just don't remember them ever doing all that much with Mirage so there isn't much to go off of I feel.

Wally sounds a little more angry in his delivery, which also works fine, though I think he sounds less distinct than Dave, Francesco, and Frank.

Francesco (While not here for some reason) has a solid delivery and is just fun to listen to. His accent and smooth yet badass sound make the character the most distinct I think he's ever really been.

Dave does a fantastic job emulating Francesco. Not much to really say, he gets all the points that Francesco has down, though I'd say he has a bit more material to work with which edges him ahead a bit.

1. Dave Wittenberg
2. Francesco Quinn
3. Frank Welker
4. Wally Wingert

I'd say for a future VA, Rino Romano/Christian Lanz
said at 7:10 PM on Thu Jan 12 2017
1 Frank welker
2 Francesco quinn/Dave Wittenberg
3 Wally wingert.
said at 8:27 PM on Tue Jan 10 2017
All three are good but I will go with welker.
said at 6:09 PM on Thu Apr 7 2016
It's modulated, but Dave sounds significantly different from his other stuff.
said at 4:03 PM on Tue Mar 22 2016
1. Francesco Quinn (Happy birthday & RIP)
2. Dave Wittenburg
3. Wally Wingert
4. Frank Welker
said at 8:03 AM on Sun Jan 10 2016
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I actually like Dave Wittenburg best here. He has such an awesome deep Italian accent and I feel he got to explore Mirage/Dino a lot more than say the late Francesco Quinn, who while having a cool voice himself, he had like two or three lines and his voice was maybe a bit too gruff for my liking.

Frank Welker's Dean Martin esque portrayal is pretty good too and his delivery of "The ship was full" is classic.

Wally Wingert is also really good too, he definitely gets the arrogance down and even has his own traitor episode too which is amusing.

In all fairness while G1 Mirage was cool, the DOTM Italian accented approach interested me a lot more, so I'm going with Dave Wittenburg.

BONUS: Whenever I read the IDW comics, I imagine Chris Parnell doing Mirage and as for a DOTM inspired "Dino" Mirage. I could see Marco Soriano or even Stanley Tucci being great fits.
Mark Johnson
said at 6:48 PM on Sat Mar 28 2015
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1) Francesco Quinn
2) Dave Wittenberg
3) Frank Welker
4) Wally Wingert
said at 6:57 AM on Thu Feb 26 2015
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1) Frank Welker
2) Wally Wingert
3) Dave Wittenberg
4) Francesco Quinn

So, George Coe is in the Wheeljack compare, yet Francesco Quinn isn't in this one???

said at 3:14 PM on Tue Mar 11 2014
What do you guys think of Steve Blum as Mirage?
said at 1:37 PM on Mon Sep 23 2013
Welker. For me, the G1 voice just works perfectly.
said at 5:22 PM on Wed Feb 20 2013
1. Francesco Quinn
2. Dave Wittenberg
3. Frank Welker

I love the Italian assassin portrayal of Mirage.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:42 AM on Fri Sep 28 2012
This is a problem when the franchise in question has one of its core values as "name slapping", ha ha. 25+ years of name-slapping.

I'm betting that Poke didn't include Francesco because in the MOVIE, it's "Dino", but in the GAME it's "Mirage". Which, since Que is in the Wheeljack compare, it seems like Dino could be in this compare. But it's ultimately up to him.
said at 1:54 PM on Tue Jul 16 2013
@TylerMirage If I remember right, his name was changed from Mirage to Dino during production because Ferrari didn't want their vehicles being associated with Hasbro due to the fact that they had exclusive licensing with Mattel.

I also saw some concept art of him turning invisible, so I'm pretty sure Dino and Mirage are intended to be the same character.
said at 11:26 PM on Fri Sep 7 2012
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Wher is Fransesco Quinn??

1. Quinn
2. Wittenberg
3.Welker and Wingert
said at 10:53 PM on Sun Jul 22 2012
Frank Welker.
said at 4:08 PM on Thu Jul 12 2012
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Why isn't Fransesco Quinn in this compare?
said at 1:57 AM on Tue Jul 10 2012
All three were good, but I'm gonna go with Frank Welker for Mirage.
said at 1:02 AM on Fri Aug 21 2009
I didn't count it, only because that's the name Tidal Wave used when he got a convenient new design. (Kind of like how in the Unicron Trilogy Megatron and Galvatron are pretty much the same character despite a somewhat different design.)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:24 AM on Fri Aug 21 2009
missing Doug Parker if you count him as playing Mirage I guess that is
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