Sentinel Prime
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Sentinel Prime

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

Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 4 2010
Special thanks to Foxwolf for additional sound clips.
Transformers (1984)
Sentinel PrimeJack Angel
Jack Angel
Transformers Animated (2007)
Sentinel PrimeTownsend Coleman
Townsend Coleman
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
Sentinel PrimeLeonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy


Okay folks here is a VC for the Autobot Sentinel Prime as you can see two Autobots with similar designs but different personalities.

In the original G1 series Sentinel Prime made a special cameo appearance late in the series in the episode "Five Faces of Darkness Part 4". In which his scenes are provided by flashbacks as a Gladiator whom was used to fight for the Quintessons amusement but became one of the Primes whom fougth for Cybertron's freedom and was the previous Prime that came before Optimus Prime. In those flashback scenes in which his voice was used for Narration it was done by VA Jack Angel, and while its fairly easy to tell that Jack voiced Sentinel it does work fairly well for a former Gladiator turned Freedom Fighter. While those were all the lines Sentinel got in the series Jack did make fairly good use of them.

In Transformers Animated he has a much bigger part and is around with Optimus Prime, unfortunately however he is well lets just say known as any synonym of "Arrogant Douchebag" you can think of. (Not too mention on how some have even went so far as to wonder if he is the closest thing to an Autobot version of Starscream). Sentinel is voiced by VA Townsend "The Tick" Coleman and say what you will about TFA Sentinel Prime himself but Townsend did deliver a good performance that suited Sentinel Prime. Whether it was Sentinel as a pompous braggart or seriously "Lawful Stupid", Townsend's performance was by all means fitting for the role and is one of Townsend's better performances.

Overall I am not entirely sure which to go with here as both performances were very good.



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8000 Saiyans
said at 4:44 AM on Sun Dec 17 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
Dark of the Moon is a terrible movie, but Leonard Nimoy is a fantastic choice for Sentinel Prime. He can be subdued and threatening.

Sentinel Prime was quite a jerk in Transformers Animated, but I can't deny that Townsend Coleman plays him well.

Jack Angel's rendition is the weakest one here. Not one of his best performances in the series.
Stare at the Sun
said at 3:36 PM on Thu Sep 14 2017
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Is Townsend's Prime supposed to look like the Tick?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:06 PM on Thu Sep 14 2017
@Stare at the Sun

After Townsend Coleman was cast as Sentinel, the creators ran with it and deliberately designed him to look like the Tick.
said at 4:05 PM on Mon Jul 10 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Leonard Nimoy
2. Jack Angel
EPA Deane
said at 9:02 AM on Wed Jun 28 2017
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For all the Flaws in the Michael Bay Transformers series, there are some great Casting choices for the Robots in Disguise and Leonard Nimoy as Sentinel Prime is easily one of them.

To be honest he's the only one of these choices that stand out to me... so He Gets my Vote....

Future VA Suggestions:

Jon Avner would be solid as Sentinel Prime, using a less decrepit version of his Void voice...

Ron Perlman would another good cast, with him using a similar voice to his Clayface.....
said at 11:21 PM on Thu Feb 2 2017
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Jack is a lot more reserved compared to the other two, but he works okay. It's not one of Jacks better TF performances but it's serviceable.

Townsend is a bit of a different take, being more hot headed in his decision making and personality, and Townsend does a damn good job. He has this great energy, and he plays angry and kind of slimy very well with Sentintel.

Leonard is fantastic (best thing about that movie tbh). Leonard is very subdued but when he needs to sound menacing or intimidating he has absolutely no problem making it sound as natural as problem.

1. Leonard Nimoy
2. Townsend Coleman
3. Jack Angel

For a future VA, Powers Boothe
said at 2:00 PM on Sun Apr 10 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
1. Leonard Nimoy (RIP)
2. Townsend Coleman
3. Jack Angel
said at 11:44 AM on Sun Feb 28 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
The late and great Leonard Nimoy's performance as Sentinel Prime was truly majestic and legendary. He brought so much depth and passion to this former fallen hero with a god complex. This is easily the best performance in all of Dark of the Moon and one of the best final major performances one that Leonard Nimoy could have done.

Townsend Coleman worked well for the TFA version but truth be told, I never liked Sentinel in TFA. Not just because he's a jerk, he's too incompetent for my liking, any chance they had to throw him off his high horse was hilarious. Townsend was perfect in this role. No Complaints about his performance. My issue lied more with his writing, I wish we could have gotten to see TFA Sentinel go full DOTM. That would have been awesome.

Jack Angel doesn't really work for me, he sounds too plain and too straight forward though all this Sentinel is just the guy before Optimus and nothing else. It works in a way but I'm rather indifferent to his take.

I'm going with the late Leonard Nimoy on this one. May he RIP.

BONUS: I could so see Jim Cummings voice matching Leonard perfectly if they ever do a prequel story since Nimoy is no longer with us. For an TFA inspired version of Sentinel either Scott McNeil or John DiMaggio would work well.
said at 3:32 AM on Sun Jan 31 2016
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Leonard Nimoy of course: not only he was a legendary, incredible-talented actor but his version of Sentinel was an awesome character. A fallen god, a leader ready to take EXTREME decisions, a complex and wonderful powerful three-dimensional villain. Glory to Nimoy, he was awesome in everything
Mark Johnson
said at 4:05 PM on Sat Mar 28 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1. Leonard Nimoy
2. Jack Angel
3. Townsend Coleman
said at 7:24 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
1) Jack Angel*
2) Leonard Nimoy*
3) Townsend Coleman

*It's a tie.
said at 6:25 AM on Sun Jul 20 2014
Leonard gets my vote as he brilliant at voicing the wise but double crossing Sentinel Prime in Dark of the Moon.

Jack is 2nd as he is also good at voicing the wise old Autobot.

Townsend was ok, he makes Sentinel sound quite young & it works. But it's not as good as the other 2.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:54 PM on Tue Jun 24 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
I didn't like DOTM, but Leonard Nimoy was cool as Sentinel Prime.

Jack Angel is OK. It's not really a standout performance as it sounds like some of his other TF voices, but I do like the "Megatron was born!" line.

Townsend Coleman sounds good for the version they were going with on Animated.
said at 5:37 PM on Mon Mar 10 2014
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I wonder if Victor Garber would do a good Sentinel Prime?
said at 8:44 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
 7 Shout Outs!
I didn't like Dark of the Moon. However, I still think the true best of the bunch would have to be Nimoy. He's one of the few great aspects of the movie. I mean, it's Leonard can't go wrong with that!

I believe that the creators of TFA intended to make one of the most despised characters of all time. And Coleman was the right one for the job. Yes, say what you will about his persona, but Townsend did a damn good performance.

Still, Nimoy is the superior choice for me.
said at 2:48 PM on Sun Jul 14 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
Er... Nimoy is the obvious choice for me.

Nimoy is one reason my Dark of the Moon is excellent. Well, I think so anyway.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:40 PM on Thu Nov 6 2014
@Comicfan117 Not really sure how you might've hurt his feelings. ;) He liked the movie, you didn't. Nothing much more to it than that.
said at 9:01 AM on Sun Jan 20 2013
 1 Shout Out!
I'm gonna go with Townsend Coleman for Sentinel Prime.
said at 7:10 PM on Wed May 23 2012
 1 Shout Out!
My pick is Leonard Nimoy, undoubtedly, though Townsend Coleman was good too.
said at 2:34 AM on Sat Feb 11 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
Nimoy FTW!!! He was my favorite part of Dark of the Moon.
said at 10:51 PM on Sat Feb 4 2012
Without a doubt, Leonard Nimoy, though the tohers aren't bad, either.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:30 PM on Wed Jan 18 2012
 4 Shout Outs!
I just love watching the votes for Nimoy's portrayal increase daily. Ha ha! :D And with good reason.
ross murphy
said at 7:32 PM on Wed Jan 18 2012
said at 3:13 AM on Tue Jan 17 2012
Leonard Nimoy easily, his performance and quotes are just brilliant.
Townsend Coleman sounds too young and whiny for me.
Jack Angel is OK, but rather boring imo.
said at 10:48 PM on Sat Feb 4 2012
@Torak In defense of Townsend Coleman's Sentinel, he is supposedly to be inneffective and a peer of Optimus's rather than a predecessor like in other continuities.
said at 12:25 PM on Mon Feb 6 2012
@Anicomicgeek Just goes to show you how awesome Optimus is! And that is just what I think of Townsend as Sentinel, no offense.
said at 7:17 PM on Mon Jan 16 2012
I can't really vote. They're different characters with the same name. Townsend Coleman and Leonard Nimoy are my favorite here.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:36 PM on Mon Jan 16 2012
@ConfusedPhantom I agree 100%. Though I'm edging a bit towards Townsend because his take was the most entertaining.
said at 12:55 AM on Mon Jan 16 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
Leonard Nimoy is vastly superior over the other voice actors his Sentinel Prime is menacing yet very honorable all at once!Leonard gave the finest vocal performance of 2011 when it comes to mainstream Hollywood voice work!
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:05 AM on Sun Aug 7 2011
Can't wait until Nimoy's SP is up there. I'll vote THE HECK out of it! :D And there's so many awesome, epic, lengthy audio clips to choose from too! He'll definitely be getting my vote.
said at 4:27 AM on Sat Aug 27 2011
@TylerMirage I mentioned this before, but I totally agree with you, he was the best thing about Dark of the Moon for sure.
said at 12:05 AM on Tue Jul 5 2011
Not voting till Nimoy's on from Dark of the Moon.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:33 AM on Wed Jul 6 2011
@pete I may have to switch my vote then too!
said at 9:00 PM on Fri Jul 22 2011
@pete I'm with you on this one.
said at 4:38 PM on Sun Jul 4 2010
I'm going with Townsend Coleman
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:02 PM on Sun Jul 4 2010
I'm picking Townsend Coleman.
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