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

Created by Pokejedservo on Sun Feb 7 2010, 29 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to NCZ, Foxwolf for additional sound clips.
Transformers (1984)
SideswipeMichael Bell
Michael Bell
Transformers Armada (2002)
SideswipeSam Vincent
Sam Vincent
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
SideswipeAndre Sogliuzzo
Andre Sogliuzzo
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The Game (2009)
SideswipeNolan North
Nolan North
Transformers: War For Cybertron (2010)
SideswipeTravis Willingham
Travis Willingham
Transformers: Cyber Missions (2010)
SideswipeBronco Jackson
Bronco Jackson
Transformers: Dark of the Moon: The Game (2011)
SideswipeFred Tatasciore
Fred Tatasciore
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
SideswipeJames Remar
James Remar

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said at 7:27 AM on Thu Feb 26 2015
1) Michael Bell
2) Travis Willingham
3) Fred Tatasciore
4) Nolan North
5) James Remar
6) Andre Sogliuzzo
7) Sam Vincent
8) Bronco D. Jackson
said at 9:01 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
1) Michael Bell
2) James Remar
3) Travis Willingham
4) Fred Tatasciore
5) Nolan North
6) Andre Sogliuzzo
7) Sam Vincent
8) Bronco D. Jackson
said at 9:48 AM on Sun Oct 5 2014
My Top 5:

1) Bell
2) Willingham
3) Tatasciore
4) North
5) Remar
said at 12:37 PM on Thu Sep 11 2014
can someone please change nolan norths clip i want to hear him
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 8:44 AM on Sat Nov 2 2013
I like Willingham's performance, but my biggest issue with WoF's voice directing is that nearly every voice feels the same: soldier-like. It shouldn't bug me so much since it IS a war game. But sometimes the voices don't do a thing for me (Epcar as Skywarp) Plus, compared to the voice acting in other Transformers-related media (G1, TFA, and ESPECIALLY TFP), I honestly think they could've done better.

Sideswipe is another one of those issues. It's a good warrior-like take, but it nevers leaves much of an impact on me. It feels rather generic compared to other renditions. I'm not big on Sideswipe in DotM, but I'll admit that Remar did a great job, and it DID leave a bit of an impact (not much, but it did).

Really, for me, it's either between James Remar or Michael Bell. Their takes on the character are the ones that stand out for me.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 6:32 AM on Wed Nov 6 2013
@DreamMaster08X I mean *WfC. Drat, how did I mess that up!?!?
said at 11:28 AM on Mon Jul 22 2013
Just recently played the ROTF game again, and I am absolutely positive that Sideswipe's clip is actually Andrew Kishino voicing Jazz.

Nolan actually has an Australian accent for some reason. It's not bad, but it sounds very odd coming from Sideswipe.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:43 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013
@bumblebeebug Which would be strange, since Kishino's Jazz voice is NOTHING like Nolan's Sideswipe clip...
said at 3:23 PM on Wed Oct 30 2013
@TylerMirage Believe me, it's definitely Andrew. He was already in the game's cast as Breakaway, so I'm not surprised that they had him do an extra DLC character.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:50 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
@bumblebeebug Well, since Nolan is credited as Sideswipe, it might just be a case that we have the wrong audio clip attached to the character. We'll have to look into that.

It still strikes me as strange that *if* Andrew was reprising his role of Jazz in the "RotF" game, why would they make it sound so VASTLY different than his voice in the first game?
said at 2:51 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
@TylerMirage It seems like Jazz was just one of many characters in the ROTF game that had an overdose of vocal effects.

Starscream in particular, but also Bumblebee, Sideways, The Fallen, Long Haul, and the Protectobot.
said at 11:33 AM on Mon Dec 23 2013
@bumblebeebug You're right. Nolan's clip is actually Jazz. Sideswipe sounds Aussie in that game. And yeah, this game was quite heavy on the vocal effects (but oddly enough, Soundwave's effects are not as heavily processed as the others).
said at 1:56 PM on Mon Nov 19 2012
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Is it me, or does Travis sound like Sean Schemmel only deeper?
said at 11:22 PM on Sat Dec 8 2012

Well the first part of his clip, "Optimus is right. We've been in tougher spots than this" sounds like Dan Green. Whereas the second half, "Wow! Megatron's gathered quite the army, hasn't he?" sounds like Sean Schemmel.

Overall, Willingham sounds a combination of Green & Schemmel. But yeah, I can definitely hear the vocal resemblance between them!
said at 12:27 PM on Sun Dec 9 2012
@MilanTheVillain01 Just goes to show the range Travis has!
said at 10:33 PM on Mon Dec 10 2012
@Torak Hence, why Travis Willingham is my favourite voice actor.
said at 6:15 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
Why does Nolan's versionnot speak in the clip?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:13 PM on Wed Aug 22 2012
@AustinTheVoiceKing He does, he says "All right, let's punch these bots (?) down!"
said at 2:41 AM on Fri Sep 7 2012
@NCZ actually it's put not punch. The full phrase "All right let's put these bots down"?
said at 2:42 AM on Fri Sep 7 2012
@NCZ Ignore the question mark that was an accident.
said at 2:43 AM on Fri Sep 7 2012
@AustinTheVoiceKing must be a glitch on your computer. It's happened to me.
said at 12:04 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
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Willingham all the way, baby!
said at 11:30 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
James Remar is Dar great as Sideswipe.
said at 12:22 PM on Tue Apr 17 2012
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I'm going to go with Travis Willingham for Sideswipe, though Andre Sogliuzzo, Fred Tatasciore, James Remar, and Michael Bell were also good.
said at 5:42 PM on Fri Aug 19 2011
to bad andre was replaced with james remar which remar was a good sideswipe.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 7:06 PM on Sun Jul 18 2010
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Dang! I wish Willingham's clip would have been on here from the beginning. I think his voice for this character is PERFECT!! He gets my vote easily!

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