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


Created by Pokejedservo on Sun Jul 18 2010, 13 Comments, Add Comment
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Transformers (1984)
SkidsMichael Chain
Michael Chain
Transformers (1984)
SkidsDan Gilvezan
Dan Gilvezan
Transformers Robots In Disguise (2001)
SkidzMichael Lindsay
Michael Lindsay
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
SkidsTom Kenny
Tom Kenny

EDITOR'S OPINION

Ah Skids, not the most consistently characterized of the Autobots (but when it comes to the Transformers franchise there is far worse cases of overly different characters with the same name).

In the original Transformers series he was well to be blunt one of the more obscure Autubots in the whole series. Seriously he only appeared in a couple of episodes and only had about one line each in which he was first voiced by Michael "Inferno" Chain and Dan "Bumblebee" Gilvezan. While both actors barely had any lines to work with but to be fair Michael and Dan's Skids voices don't sound too similar to their more known roles so I suppose I can commend them for that at least.

Skids (Or should I say Skid-Z) didn't really appear until several years later until the English dub of Transformers Car Robots known as Transformers Robots in Disguise voiced by VA Michael Lindsay. While RiD Skidz certainly had a lot more screen-time than his G1 counterpart it is a more secondary role nevertheless mainly known as a well-meaning racer whom originally had a compulsive racing problem. In which Michael Lindsay was fairly fitting for the role as he delivers a fairly nice moderate youthful voice whom does try to struggle with his problems during his debut episode but I like on how Michael didn't overdo it as well IMO. Overall its a fairly above average performance and one of the better performances in that dub.

In Transformers Revenge of the Fallen he was voiced by VA Tom Kenny, in which well we all know on how Skids and Mudflap were deemed to be rather "controversial" namely some called them to be racist black stereotypes. But unlike those other people I didn't find them to be so offensive though however I only found Tom Kenny's performance to be average at best. I suppose Tom's Skids voice does suit on how goofy Skids was in the movie but still its kind of like his Wheelie voice only slightly lower and a bit goofier. So basically it was ok but its not one of Tom Kenny's best works.

Overall none of them were particularly bad to me but I liked Michael Lindsay the most here.

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Aussieroth
said at 12:10 AM on Tue Aug 13 2013
1: Michael Lindsay
2: Dan Gilvezan
3: Michael Chain
4:............. Tom Kenny's take doesn't exist and people wonder why I hate Michael Bay.
AustinTheVoiceKing
said at 5:23 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
1. Michael Lindsay and Tom
2. Dan
3. Michael Chain
Anicomicgeek
said at 3:44 AM on Wed Jun 6 2012
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Going with Michael Lindsay for Skids, though Michael Chain and Dan Gilvezan were okay. Much like RotF Mudflap RotF Skids is an an annoying, racist caricature.
mikechain
said at 1:09 PM on Tue Oct 25 2011
Here is Michael Chain's voiceover reel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN8Da3ehzUA
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:57 PM on Thu Oct 6 2011
Lindasy is the clear winner to me. He got more screen time and made the character sound cool.

Both his G1 voices don't talk enough for me to judge so I'll tie them.

I don't like Kenny's version and no, not because it's "racist" but because it was pretty anoying. I know they were going for comic reilf but I just didn't like him.
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 5:10 PM on Sun Nov 7 2010
Tom Kenny was the bomb. An like pokejedservo I didn't find Skids to be racist at all.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:09 PM on Mon Jul 19 2010
47 votes and most of them are for Michael Chain? Already?

OK, now I'm positive that somebody's rigging the polls.
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 2:04 PM on Mon Jul 19 2010
tom kenny was the best.
smarttamarr94 (Guest)
said at 7:36 PM on Sun Jul 18 2010
Anyone else notice that G1 Skids's colors are similar to Cobra Commander's orginal colors?
smarttamarr94 (Guest)
said at 7:09 PM on Sun Jul 18 2010
Gee thanks optimussolo! I feel much better now:)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 7:03 PM on Sun Jul 18 2010
I can see why Lindsay is winning. I will say that IMO if Michael Chain would have had more lines he could be the pick here. I don't really like the other two at all though. @smarttamarr94 Cheer Up Charlie!! :)
smarttamarr94 (Guest)
said at 5:08 PM on Sun Jul 18 2010
I'd easily go with Michael Lindsay. I don't even care anymore what anybody says about anything.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:05 PM on Sun Jul 18 2010
I like Michael Lindsay the best. G1 Skids didn't get enough lines to judge, and ROTF Skids... don't get me started. 0_0 Michael Lindsay brought in a legitimately good performance, so he's my pick.


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