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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Rumble with sound clips and images.
Rumble was one of the original Decepticons from the first Transformer toy assortment. Though little, he was feisty and could shake the ground by turning his arms into piledrivers, hence the name. He was identical to his twin brother Frenzy in terms of build, abilities, and even voice, but in terms of colour, they were different; Frenzy was blue and Rumble was red. Upon their transition to TV, their colours were reversed by some unknown error. It's best not to bring this up in a Transformers community.
Created by NCZ on Jul 4 2010, 28 Comments
Transformers (1984)
RumbleFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Transformers: War For Cybertron (2010)
RumbleKeith Silverstein
Keith Silverstein
Transformers: Devastation (2015)
RumbleScott Whyte
Scott Whyte

EDITOR'S OPINION

Time for another Transformers voice compare! Right after his brother, Frenzy, we've got Rumble. In the first Transformers show, you should know the story about the twins' colours above. Anyway, both of them were voiced by the VA legend Frank Welker. The voice he used for both of them was practically the same, but it was still a great voice nonetheless, giving them personality and charm.

In Transformers: War for Cybertron, the Decepticon brothers return, once again working for Soundwave. Voiced by Keith Silverstein, this (blue) incarnation of Rumble sounds a bit "excited" or happy. It's a good performance, but Rumble didn't sound aggressive enough. In the end, I think Frank Welker emerges victorious.

NCZ

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Autovolt
said at 10:33 AM on Sun Jan 10 2016
Whether he's the red one or blue one, Frank Welker is my favourite voice here.

Keith Silverstein and Scott Whyte do fantastic impressions of Welker's take though.
gtnish>7
said at 8:23 PM on Sun Oct 18 2015
...gonna have to go with Scott Whyte.
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:11 PM on Thu Oct 15 2015
Stupid question: why aren't Rumbe and Frenzy voiced by the guy voice actor in Devastation?

Either wat, Scott Whyte did good, though I'm sticking with Keith Silverstein.
Starscreamsfan
said at 5:03 AM on Fri Oct 16 2015
@Anicomicgeek Nonsense, ACG. There is nothing stupid about your question.

The answer to that is the fact that the actors in this game seem to get a maximum of three roles. Whyte was already playing Skywarp and Starscream, so Rumble is his third role. Swindle plays Wheeljack, an Insecticon and Frenzy, so there he got three roles. I don't know why, but it may have been budget related.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:33 AM on Fri Oct 16 2015
@Starscreamsfan I'm fairly certain there's a union regulation about having to pay an actor extra if they play more than three characters.
Starscreamsfan
said at 6:56 AM on Fri Oct 16 2015
@Nightmare Crusher That seems possible.
pete
said at 12:00 PM on Fri Oct 16 2015
@Anicomicgeek Better question is why didn't reprise, if he was already doing Meg's and Soundwavem assume he reprised a third role which prevented him from doing more.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:28 PM on Fri Oct 16 2015
@pete It is weird that Frank only played two characters. The only thing I can think of is that he was just busy. Or, and this is far more unlikely, he did Ravage's growls and was uncredited for them.
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:13 PM on Sat Oct 17 2015
@Nightmare Crusher

I should've worded my question better. I didn't mean, "Why isn't Frank Welker reprising the role?" What I meant was, "Why isn't Scott Whyte voicing Frenzy or Christopher Swnidle voicing Rumble?"
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:17 AM on Sun Oct 18 2015
@Anicomicgeek Same answer still works though. Scott and Chris already had two other characters to play.
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:02 PM on Tue Oct 20 2015
@Nightmare Crusher

True, but it's still weird not to hear the two share a voice actor, though.
Starscreamsfan
said at 4:24 PM on Thu Oct 15 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
1) Frank Welker: He's just hilarious!!!! I always got a crack of Rumble's one liners, and Welker did a great job in bringing the little punk to life. Another fun performance from this legend of a voice performer.

2) Scott Whyte: HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!!! Whyte is really nailing it everytime. His Rumble has a lot of energy and it's also a lot of fun. It's really awesome that he kinda mixes his Starscream and Skywarp voices because it really shows how imaginative Whyte can be. Another standout from this game.

3) Keith Silverstein: Pretty cool, but man, he really needs more material.
kando123
said at 3:47 PM on Thu Oct 15 2015
Honestly I think I like Scott the most here. He finds a good balance between the other two voices.
pete
said at 1:00 PM on Tue Oct 13 2015
Probably the only minor compare I'm gonna comment on, but I say tie, Keith matches Frank so perfectly, but the clip sadly lacks the energy FRank has.
pete
said at 5:03 PM on Wed Oct 14 2015
@pete *Frank
pete
said at 12:01 PM on Fri Oct 16 2015
@pete Maybe it's just the material here but sounds lacks something the others have IMO, just sounds like an more impression that's it.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:15 AM on Tue Apr 21 2015
Keith Silverstein is nice, but I've gotta give this to Frank Welker.
Mark Johnson
said at 5:31 PM on Sat Mar 28 2015
1. Keith Silverstein
2. Frank Welker
Starscreamsfan
said at 7:23 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
1) Frank Welker
2) Keith Silverstein
CynixBox
said at 7:20 AM on Sun Oct 19 2014
Gotta love people voting for actors doing impressions of the originators. (SARCASM)
CynixBox
said at 7:24 AM on Sun Oct 19 2014
@CynixBox Even though I try to sound as authentic to the originators too for my G1 parodies on YT.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:49 AM on Sun Oct 19 2014
@CynixBox I know, right? It's so silly for people to vote for who they view as the best voice, even if their favourite is just an impression of a previously-used voice!

Don't they know that if their favourite is an impression, they should just vote for the original anyway?
30Rockefeller
said at 4:23 PM on Mon Jul 21 2014
If Rumble ever appears in The Film Series, He should look a lot like Frenzy, But black and I think Tom Kenny should voice.
Finister2
said at 1:02 PM on Wed Sep 25 2013
I wonder of Yuri Lowenthal would make a good Rumble?
30Rockefeller
said at 12:00 PM on Tue Mar 11 2014
@Finister2 I think Yuri would make an excellent Rumble. What do you think of Josh Keaton as the character?
Fortyseven
said at 1:06 AM on Tue Apr 30 2013
Stunned by the results. Oof. Didn't think Frank could possibly lose this one. :P
Anicomicgeek
said at 10:54 PM on Wed May 2 2012
Both are good, but I think I'm gonna have to go with Keith Silverstein for this Rumble.
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