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

Created by Foxwolf on Sun Apr 19 2009, 28 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to OptimusSolo, NCZ for additional sound clips.
Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Hot RodJudd Nelson
Judd Nelson
Transformers (1984)
Rodimus PrimeDick Gautier
Dick Gautier
Transformers Energon (2004)
RodimusPaul Dobson
Paul Dobson
Transformers Animated (2007)
Rodimus MinorJudd Nelson
Judd Nelson
Transformers (1984)
Rodimus PrimeTed Schwartz
Ted Schwartz
The Transformers
Rodimus PrimePeter Von Gomm
Peter Von Gomm
Hot RodFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Transformers: War For Cybertron (2010)
Hot RodTravis Willingham
Travis Willingham

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Mark Johnson
said at 10:40 AM on Tue Mar 31 2015
Voices that best fit Rodimus Prime:

1. Paul Dobson
2. Dick Gautier
3. Ted Schwartz

Voices that best fit Hot Rod

1. Judd Nelson
2. Travis Willingham
3. Peter Von Gomm
4. Frank Welker
said at 4:36 PM on Tue Feb 24 2015
1) Dick Gautier
2) Judd Nelson
3) Ted Schwartz
4) Frank Welker
5) Travis Willingham
6) Paul Dobson
7) Peter Von Gomm
said at 9:23 AM on Sun Oct 5 2014
My Top 5 (Rodimus):

1) Gautier
2) Nelson
3) Schwartz
4) Dobson
5) Von Gomm

My Top 5 (Hot Rod):
1) Gautier
2) Nelson
3) Welker
4) Willingham
5) Von Gomm
said at 8:37 AM on Mon Jul 21 2014
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If Rodimus ever appears in the next future Movies, do you guys think Judd should come back to do Him?
Polyester Funk
said at 1:19 AM on Sun Mar 30 2014
Judd Nelson I guess cuz he was the original. Ted Schwartz sounded a lot like him. I was gonna ask why they didn't keep him, but it's probably because they wanted Rodimus to sound older and more seasoned which Dick Gautier does.

I know he was a totally different version, but Paul Dobson seemed way too deep for Rodimus. It was a little weird to hear. He was good as the old, legendary warrior version, but as I said I didn't expect him to sound like that.
said at 6:01 PM on Mon Mar 10 2014
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I think Judd Nelson was great as Rodimus, for the future I think Josh Keaton or Will Friedle would do Rodimus.
Polyester Funk
said at 1:20 AM on Sun Mar 30 2014
@30Rockefeller Yeah, either of those two would be great. I was leaning towards Josh at first, but now I'm more to Will.
said at 5:42 PM on Thu Feb 13 2014
I like Dick, Ted, Judd, and Paul in that order. Travis doesn't have a big enough clip IMO.
said at 4:29 AM on Fri Nov 22 2013
Gautier is both HOT ROD and RODIMUS PRIME!!! He really digs deep into Rodimus' doubts and weaknesses, and that's what made Rodimus a nice character for me. I loved the fact that Gautier's Hot Rod voice is higher and more arrogant sounding than Rodimus' voice (especially in the Rebirth), yet making him a very loyal and friendly character, despite his arrogant sound. Very likeable character.
said at 5:59 PM on Thu Sep 6 2012
O-o....what did travis willingham say!?!?! it sounds so...wrong!

nelson's got my vote btw
said at 8:37 PM on Fri Sep 7 2012
@Bombermanp He said "With my luck, I'll get paired with Kup". Because he really hates being paired with Kup XD
said at 1:57 AM on Mon Sep 3 2012
1: Dick Gautier
2: Judd Nelson

Judd sounds so different in Transformers Animated (2007)....then he did in the Transformer's animated movie 1986. sounds like he did two different voices between the two cartoons.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 5:42 PM on Thu Nov 7 2013
@Patrick Well, he probably sounds different because one is a 27 year old Judd and the other is a nearly-fifty year old Judd.

Plus the fact that they're not the same Rodimus Prime. Different interpretations of the character.
twiztid rodimus
said at 10:15 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Thugh, Dick's voice was amazing
twiztid rodimus
said at 10:14 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
Judd IS rodimus.
said at 4:08 AM on Wed Apr 18 2012
Again I'm going with the classics and give this one to Judd Nelson, though I do think that Dick Gautier, Travis Willingham, and Ted Schwartz were also good.
said at 8:08 AM on Mon Aug 15 2011
said at 7:07 AM on Sat Nov 28 2009
I like Judd and Gautier the best. Schwartz just doesn't sound right in the Rodimus role.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:09 AM on Thu Aug 27 2009
Keldor, added the Ted Schwartz voice clip - Can't seem to find a picture of him at this point though...

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Who do you think has been the best from these Rodimus Prime voice actors?
Judd Nelson
Dick Gautier
Paul Dobson
Ted Schwartz
Peter Von Gomm
Frank Welker
Travis Willingham