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

Created by Pokejedservo on Aug 20 2009
The Transformers
SixshotMark Laity
Mark Laity
Transformers (1984)
SixshotNeil Ross
Neil Ross
Transformers Headmasters (1987)
SixshotSimon Broad
Simon Broad
Transformers Energon (2004)
Six ShotTerry Klassen
Terry Klassen


Sixshot, whether you know him as a murderous Decepticon or the younger brother of a murderous Decepticon here is his Voice Compare ladies and gentlemen.

In the G1 version he was a good example of a Blood Knight whom would respect any worthy opponent he would have, he was voiced by VA Neil Ross. While it wasn't one of his best handiwork (even in the show) his overall performance did suit this gun-loving six changer.

In Transformers Energon he was the younger brother of Shockblast who wasn't exactly the sanest Decepticon around. However unlike his brother (and his G1 counterpart) his tactics were more based on deception and manipulation and he was voiced by Ocean Group VA Terry Klassen. While this version of Sixshot might make you wonder why wasn't he named Swindle I was pleasantly surprised by Terry Klassen here, his voice and overall performance were indeed fitting.

So overall both are good but I am SLIGHTLY going with Neil Ross a bit more here.

(Note: SixShot appeared in the reviled Hong Kong-made English dub of Transformers Headmasters and this is easily the weakest of the performances here. But to be fair the biggest problems with SixShot in this dub performance was more due to the often questionably lines he had. However to be fair SixShot sounded a bit more generic than anything else in the show and I have heard worse from that dub but still this performance is easily the weakest performance here. Mark Laity's work as Sixshot on Transformers Tataki was a rather pleasant surprise. I actually rather liked Mark's rather gruff voice as it does suit Sixshot rather well and his performance is pretty good in general but its one of the better performances in the game. Oh I admit I'm still going with Neil Ross but Mark Laity is surprisingly close in this regard.)



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said at 9:17 AM on Fri Oct 27 2017
VC thoughts update

I like Neil Ross' more unhinged take in here. Despite having just one line, he does seem to give his all in the role and he does sound like a total badass.

Terry Klassen works for Energon Sixshot.

Mark Laity does sound pretty good, but I don't find him as memorable as Neil and his delivery suffers at times.

Simon Broad... even though he has a fitting voice, his delivery is too stilted for my taste.
8000 Saiyans
said at 8:08 PM on Thu Oct 26 2017
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1. Laity
2. Ross
3. Broad
4. Klassen
said at 3:39 PM on Sun Apr 23 2017
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Neil is having a blast here. He sounds like a psycopath who just absolutely loves his work, and the energy he brings to it makes it all that much more entertaining to listen to.

Simon Broad is surprisingly okay here I feel. True it's still not anything amazing by any means, but for Headmasters he's probably one of the better performances. His delivery's solid, he also sounds somewhat pompous which makes the performance a bit of fun, like a high class gentleman who just loves intimidating people.

Mark sounds cool, but that's about it to me. His voice sounds threatening, and his raspy voice is very cool to listen to, but there's really nothing that distinct about it at all outside of that. It sounds like it could just be another decepticon.

Terry sounds like how I described Hardt for Arcee, he just sounds like an NPC in a video game. Like the voice is meant not to stand out and just there to tell you basic information. Though that also probably has to do with the way they portrayed him in the show. Also, is it me or does he sound a lot like Sam Vincent here?

1. Neil Ross
2. Simon Broad
3. Mark Laity
4. Terry Klassen

I'd say for a future VA, Greg Ellis
said at 11:26 PM on Sat Dec 3 2016
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I gotta admit, Simon Broad is my favourite Sixshot voice. In a dub that's filled with inconsistent and silly performances, Simon's is one of the few voices that I think really works for the character. He sounds really evil and unhinged, it's a really cool insane sounding voice that could've shined even more with proper direction, but as it stands, silly dialogue aside I can mostly take his voice seriously and I feel that he does sound really intense at times. It's always the voice that pops in my head whenever I read his dialogue, just...with better direction, without his hand covering his mouth and saying the proper terminology. Pretty much like his Dark Emperor voice, which wasn't too far off from his Sixshot:

Mark Laity does sound cool, but it's not the kind of voice that I'd ever imagine for Sixshot and it doesn't fit him very well at all, it's more of a voice I'd associate with Blackout, and even then it sounds a little generic. Definitely one of the standouts from Tatakai for sure though, even if that isn't saying much.

Neil Ross sounds okay for having just one line, he always sounded a little generic though and never really stood out to me. It's pretty much just a standard military general voice. Still, it gets the job done I suppose.

Terry Klassen reminds me way too much of Krillin, and while I know this is a different character that just so happens to be named Sixshot, I don't find it fitting at all, not even for that design.

So, Simon Broad gets my vote overall, with Mark Laity second, Neil Ross third and Terry Klassen dead last.

As for who I'd cast in the role...well, Darryl Kurylo's Shockwave reminded me enough of Simon Broad's Sixshot, tweak that voice a little, put him in the next Transformers game and I think he'd fit perfectly. I'd also love to hear Roger Rhodes in the role, doing a variant of his Vile voice, just with an Australian accent.
said at 12:46 PM on Tue Mar 8 2016
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Surprisingly I have to go with Mark
said at 8:11 PM on Wed Apr 13 2016
1. Mark Laity
2. Neil Ross
3. Simon Broad
4. Terry Klassen
said at 9:44 AM on Sun Jan 10 2016
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Mark Laity sounds so friggin grimdark, it's awesome. I think I have to vote for him. It's easily the best voice in Tatakai.

Terry Klassen is second because I actually like the Energon version of the character and he was a fun character.

Neil Ross and Stephen Keener are both fitting but not the most remarkable either.

Simon Broad sounds hilarious as the ninja consultant version of Sixshot.

BONUS: For a G1 Sixshot, I'd suggest Scott McNeil in his Luo Lang voice, another idea is Jack Merluzzi doing his Zero or Raven voice and for an Energon inspired version I'd go with Doug Lawrence (Plankton). He'd be great at this lazy yet manipulative character.
Polyester Funk
said at 1:10 AM on Wed Apr 22 2015
Mark Laity sounds pretty scary as a guy who can transform into six different things. I'm going with him. Neil Ross is nice, Simon Broad is descent(he sounds better than the other voices I've heard from Headmasters.) And Terry Klassen is fine for the version he played.
said at 9:26 PM on Thu Feb 26 2015
1 Terry Klassen
2 Neil Ross
3 Mark Laity
4 Simon Broad
said at 6:55 AM on Thu Feb 26 2015
1) Neil Ross
2) Terry Klassen
3) Mark Laity
4) Simon Broad
said at 9:36 PM on Thu Nov 20 2014
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To me, Mark Laity sounds like a cross between Brian Drummond and David Sobolov.
And yes, he does get my vote.
said at 5:58 AM on Mon Nov 25 2013
I personally prefer Stephen Keener. He played Sixshot in his toy commercial.

said at 10:17 PM on Fri Nov 1 2013
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The overall voice acting in the Tataki game is beyond sub-par (especially for Transformers-related voice acting). Thankfully, Sixshot was its saving grace. Gonna go for Laity here.
said at 6:54 AM on Sat Jun 22 2013
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Never thought I would like a Tataki VA. But Mark Laity's version is actually excellent considering he's from Tataki.
said at 12:17 PM on Fri Jul 5 2013
@Fulgore2005 Same with me!
said at 6:13 AM on Fri Apr 26 2013
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I thought I would hate every voice actor's performance in Tataki. Never have I been so wrong.
said at 3:59 AM on Tue Apr 9 2013
I'm gonna go with Mark Laity.
said at 2:57 AM on Fri Apr 5 2013
How the hell did they get a voice actor that good for Tataki?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:21 AM on Fri Apr 5 2013
@Damolisher Maybe it's like that theory where if you put enough monkeys with typewriters one of them will eventually create a masterpiece?
said at 10:44 PM on Thu Apr 4 2013
They all suck.
said at 4:17 AM on Fri Apr 5 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I'm guessing if he showed up in Prime his voice would be "OMG PERFECT" and you'd love it in every way.

Ugh, give me a break...
said at 6:35 AM on Fri Apr 5 2013
@Metabad .....................

I have no response to this.
said at 6:28 PM on Wed Jul 10 2013
@Metabad He probably would seeing as how Prime would no doubt expand Sixshot's character more and better than G1 ever did.
said at 6:20 PM on Thu Jul 11 2013


No but in all seriousness I don't have anything against Transformers: Prime, (I've never actually seen it) I'm just sick to death of the mindset of ONLY voting for Prime voices and absolutely hating everything else, this extends to G1 as well.
said at 6:39 PM on Thu Jul 11 2013
@Metabad I'm not one of those people, even though I love TFP beyond belief. I can understand the frustration when people only vote for voice actors/actresses from particular series.

But I do believe if Sixshot appeared in the show, they would no doubt give him a solid personality, and a voice actor that blew the personality and role sky high. They do very well at casting people.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:01 PM on Thu Jul 11 2013
@Scooby-Dooby-Doo If it's any consolation, G1 Sixshot got pretty fleshed out in the IDW comics and Headmasters anime. The original cartoon didn't give him much to do not by choice, but because Hasbro stopped funding the series and they only got one three-part episode to work with the 1987 batch of characters.
said at 8:52 PM on Thu Jul 11 2013
@NCZ IDW made G1 so much more cooler than it was one television. While it was great there, the artwork and serious tone of the comics were excellent.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:58 PM on Thu Jul 11 2013
@Scooby-Dooby-Doo The G1 cartoon is classic and has an undeniable charm that I can't help but love it for, but the comics (IDW, Marvel, and even some Dreamwave) are just fantastic. I love them so much. The works of Simon Furman are in a league of their own when it comes to TF fiction.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:57 PM on Thu Apr 4 2013
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It's like some sort of bizaro world compare where the actors from Headmasters and Tataki are actually pretty good
said at 3:49 PM on Thu Apr 4 2013
Changing to Mark Laity though I also like the Unknown VA. I hope mark plays him again.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:29 PM on Thu Apr 4 2013
 6 Shout Outs!
Mark Laity actually sounds really awesome. Voting for him.
said at 3:10 PM on Thu Apr 4 2013
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I'm actually going with Mark.
said at 8:27 AM on Thu Apr 4 2013
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Never thought I'd say this, but I'm changing with the tataki version here
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:51 AM on Thu Apr 4 2013
Mark Laity is actually really good. But why is he talking about magic? Is it because he's a ninja consultant?
said at 8:15 AM on Thu Apr 4 2013
@Nightmare Crusher I saw the scene recently, I think he's referring to his multiple forms. But yeah it is a strange way of wording it.
said at 12:37 AM on Thu Apr 4 2013
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Surprisingly, I'm actually switching my vote to Mark Laity. His voice was the most threatening and (particularly for a Tataki performance) had pretty solid acting.
said at 8:56 PM on Sat Mar 23 2013
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Actually like the Unknown the best.
said at 2:03 AM on Wed Mar 27 2013
@pete Whoa holy crap, so do I!

Glad to know I'm not the only one, then.
said at 4:36 PM on Sun Jul 31 2011
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Neil Ross sounds gruff and badass.

Terry Klassen sounds a little too high pitched for my taste.

I swear the unknown sounds EXACTLY like the Dark Emperor from Space Thunder Kids. So much so that I'm convinced that the guys who voiced Space Thunder Kids voiced Headmasters.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:55 PM on Wed Feb 1 2012
@Metabad It's a very strong possibility. Considering the origin of Space Thunder Kids it was probably dubbed by the same Hong Kong butchers who got their hands on Headmasters.
said at 9:26 PM on Wed Feb 1 2012
@Nightmare Crusher Yeah, that and I heard they were both dubbed in Hong Kong.

...Is it bad that I actually like his Headmasters voice? Even if he does sound over the top, and does get some things wrong (though I blame the scriptwriter/translator more than the actor). he just sounds really cool and evil to me.
said at 9:34 PM on Wed Feb 1 2012
@Metabad...Argh, sorry, just remembered you already mentioned Hong Kong, disregard the first part of my message, Nightmare.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:26 PM on Sat Oct 25 2014
@Metabad I've done some looking around and apparently the guy is Simon Broad, a guy who does dub voices Hong Kong kung fu movies. I figured that would interest you.
said at 11:23 AM on Sun Oct 26 2014
@Nightmare Crusher Really? Wow, these guys are so obscure that I never thought anyone would be able to find out who they were. It's really cool to finally put a name to the voice, especially with a voice that cool.

Just wondering though, do you have any sources on that? Or do you at least remember how you found that out?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 2:37 PM on Sun Oct 26 2014
@Metabad I can't quite remember. I think there was an interview floating around somewhere and he mentioned doing work for Omni Productions, which is the company that made the Headmasters dub.
The H-Man
said at 10:41 PM on Fri Jan 23 2015
@Metabad I'm not Nightmare Crusher of course, but I can provide some sources that hopefully prove that Mr. Broad is the voice actor in question.

First of all, here's a link to a recent video interview with him. His voice should be very recognizable.

And here's a South China Morning Post article about his career.
The H-Man
said at 12:05 PM on Sat Jan 24 2015
There's also this late '80s report on Hong Kong film dubbing with actual clips of Simon Broad, Pierre Tremblay, and another unidentified actor in the dubbing studio. Dubbing clips begin at 4:00.

The unidentified actor is only seen in the dubbing sessions for "The Killer." Simon Broad and Pierre Tremblay are present for the "In the Line of Duty IV" and "The Killer" sessions. Broad is the man with blonde hair and Tremblay is the man in the cream shirt.
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