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

Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 23 2009
Special thanks to UltimateCharm for additional sound clips.
Transformers (1984)
SnarlHal Rayle
Hal Rayle
Transformers Cybertron (2005)
SnarlScott McNeil
Scott McNeil
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (2012)
SnarlSam Riegel
Sam Riegel


First of all yes this is probably another case of a Transformers Voice Compare to be more like "Which Version Do You Prefer?" But in all fairness they are both very secondary Autobots with rather beastly alternate forms and while they are not the dumbest of their more beastly good counterparts they are more known for their brawn than anything else.

In the original series Snarl is one of the Dinobots and he was voiced by VA Hal Rayle. Hal did a fairly satisfactory job as he work did fit Snarl pretty well but in all fairness Snarl never really did have all that many lines in the original series let alone particularly good ones.

(But then again when it came to the Dinobots, Grimlock had the majority of the good lines in the original series. I mean is it any wonder why Grimlock is the only Dinobot that talked in Animated that I know of? But that's a different story.)

In Cybertron Snarl is a Wolf from the Jungle Planet and he is voiced by one of my personal favorite VAs Scott McNeil. Is it one of his best handiwork? No (not even considering Transformers) but his work as Snarl is very nice and feral. (Though for a little fun fact that Scott's Snarl Voice was originally going to sound more like his renowned Dinobot voice but he wanted to change it and in a way I can understand why.)

And yes I admit when it comes to a VA comparison this would probably make me look biased so I am sure you know who I will be going with here. But in all fairness even in character depiction alone I did find Cybertron Snarl to be more memorable than G1 Snarl.



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8000 Saiyans
said at 2:01 PM on Wed Oct 18 2017
Hal is my favorite.
said at 2:43 PM on Mon Sep 25 2017
1. Sam Riegel
2. Hal Rayle
said at 8:39 PM on Sun Apr 3 2016
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Scott McNeil is da best
said at 9:47 AM on Sun Jan 10 2016
I like the Cybertron Snarl far more than the Dinobot version so I'm going with Scott McNeil on this.

Hal Rayle is great as the Dinobot voice.

Sam Riegel had very little to work with and his voice doesn't fit the Dinobot at all.

BONUS: Steve Blum totally would make an awesome Snarl.
said at 6:47 AM on Thu Feb 26 2015
1) Hal Rayle
2) Sam Riegel
3) Scott McNeil
said at 6:23 PM on Wed Jul 2 2014
Hal Rayle - He didn't do a bad job in the G1 show, but I prefer his more recent tries at the voice; like, on one of ngsmoov's videos.

Scott McNeil - He does a good job at sounding brutal and dinosaurian.

Sam Riegel - It's just the typical Sam Riegel voice; I don't really think it fits for a character like this.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:52 PM on Tue Jun 10 2014
Hal Rayle is my pick. He was good as the brute that Snarl was. Scott McNeil did a good job with his wolf version and I'm sure he could make an excellent Dinobot.

I know it's only one line, but Sam Riegel sounds like a regular guy not a Dinobot. If he did a deeper, gruffer voice like that guy he plays on Naruto(sorry I don't know his name) I think he would be good.
said at 5:07 PM on Wed Oct 30 2013
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Honestly, I don't get why Riegel is winning. Even though it's only one line, the voice doesn't seem anything special; it feels more generic (at least for the character). I think in this one, Hal is the better choice. McNeil is good as well.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:08 PM on Thu Jul 11 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Wow, Sam Riegel is winning despite only having one line.
said at 11:07 AM on Tue Aug 6 2013
@NCZ Technically, it should be impossible to judge a performance by one line. But I doubt the voters care about that.
said at 6:39 AM on Sat Sep 28 2013
@Fulgore2005 Actually it was one line and a scream. :D
Rial Vestro
said at 9:04 PM on Mon Feb 11 2013
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I like Sam's Snarl because he doesn't sound like an idiot. But that's only comparing the Dinobots. Scott McNeil's Snarl has that same sort of tone that matches his name but without the constant referring to one's self in the 3rd person that all the original Dinobots did.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 10:52 AM on Sat Nov 3 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
Although I prefer the Cybertron version of the character, when it comes to the Dinobot Snarl, I'll go with Hal. Sam's wasn't really that special to me.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:33 PM on Sun Nov 4 2012
@TylerMirage While I do feel the same, Sam did only get one line it seems.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 7:13 PM on Mon Nov 5 2012
@Music Meister Yeah, it is difficult to judge based on a single line, but at the same time, if I didn't really care for that one line, then I probably wouldn't care for his performance as a whole. It didn't really seem unique to me. Just a generic voice. Not *bad*, just not *great*.
said at 5:10 PM on Wed Oct 30 2013
@TylerMirage It about sums it up for me, too. My only theory is that when it comes to voice comparisons, people ALWAYS vote for the newest voice, no matter what. And coming from a person who grew up in a generation of revamps, that REALLY pushes my buttons.
said at 1:33 AM on Sat Nov 3 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
Again, going with my preference for the Dinobots as they are in the various G1 comics, I'm going with Sam Riegel for Snarl.
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