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


Created by Foxwolf on Sat Apr 11 2009, 228 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Pokejedservo, OptimusSolo, NCZ, TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
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Transformers (1984)
StarscreamChris Latta
Chris Latta
Transformers Energon (2004)
StarscreamMichael Dobson
Michael Dobson
Transformers Animated (2007)
StarscreamTom Kenny
Tom Kenny
Transformers (2007)
StarscreamCharlie Adler
Charlie Adler
Transformers: Beast Wars (1996)
StarscreamDoug Parker
Doug Parker
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
StarscreamCharlie Adler
Charlie Adler
Transformers: The Game (2007)
StarscreamDaniel Ross
Daniel Ross
The Transformers (2003)
StarscreamJack Merluzzi
Jack Merluzzi
Transformers: War For Cybertron (2010)
StarscreamSam Riegel
Sam Riegel
Transformers (2004)
StarscreamMatt Hetherington
Matt Hetherington
Transformers: Prime (2010)
StarscreamSteve Blum
Steve Blum
Transformers: Cyber Missions (2010)
StarscreamBronco Jackson
Bronco Jackson
Transformers: Beginnings (2007)
StarscreamPatrick Hallahan
Patrick Hallahan

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Fulgore2005
said at 12:14 PM on Wed Nov 12 2014
I just came to say this…

Sam Riegel's Rise of the Dark Spark performance is AWESOME!! I put him very close behind Latta.
Anon
said at 10:48 PM on Sun Oct 5 2014
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*Sees Blum leading*
Well... that's just prime...
Starscreamsfan
said at 9:18 AM on Sun Oct 5 2014
My Top 10:

1) Christopher Collins
2) Doug Parker
3) Steve Blum
4) Sam Riegel
5) Charlie Adler
6) Daniel Ross
7) Patrick Hallahan
8) Matt Hetherington
9) Tom Kenny
10) Michael Dobson
Comicfan117
said at 2:30 PM on Wed Oct 1 2014
My top five Starscream's:

1. Blum

2. Latta

3. Kenny

4. Adler

5. Riegel & Dobson
IamOptimusPrime2020
said at 12:55 PM on Mon Sep 29 2014
1) Michael Dobson: The Best Starscream voice for the best Starscream Incarnation, IMO. He reflected a troubled and conflicted Starscream from Armada who was initially a power-hungry D-con but close to the end of the series was a proponent of the Autobot-Decepticon alliance, even though he gave up his life. On to Energon. Honestly, Starscream being just as loyal to Megatron as either Soundwave or Shockwave would, is an alien concept to me, however Mike did good here as well. Now Cybertron. They really brought back G1 Starscream, especially with the crown, and Mike did very good here too. This is all my opinion, take no offence.

2) Chris Latta: He is the first Starscream voice I ever heard. And he is good at voicing a very ambitious and cowardly Starscream.

3) Doug Parker: Sounds like an excellent voice double for the now-deceased Latta (R.I.P.)

4) Charlie Adler: Good for at least the Movie version of Starscream.
5) Steve Blum: Not sure why he is considered the best (no offence intended), but I suppose he was good for a sly and cunning version of Starscream who seems to be even more deceitful than G1 Starscream.

6) Not much to say about the other VA's.

In conclusion, the VA's I mentioned did a good job for their respective versions of Starscream. But of course, this is all just my honest, non-negative opinion.

P.S.: If anyone likes Steve Blum as the best...Well they all have their own opinions, and I respect that...though I still can't seem to figure out why...
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:57 PM on Sat Sep 13 2014
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I stumbled across this video some time ago, and I thought for sure I had posted it. It's some stand-up comedy that Latta did in the early '90s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqPCT9vwhdg

And at several points he does a psuedo-Commander/Starscream performance. But he also gives a lower, quieter, gravelly voice, reminiscent of Blum's Starscream.

Given how Frank altered his G1 Megatron voice into a more 'calm and growling' voice compared to his 'higher-pitched, screechy' voice, makes me think that Latta could've done the same thing (providing he was still alive) and achieved a similar result to Blum's voice.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 10:52 PM on Sat Sep 13 2014
@TylerMirage I really wish Chris Latta was still alive. I've only seen a little of the 80's G.I. Joe show, but every time I watch it I just love him as Cobra and he makes the show immensely fun to watch. I think it's one of the most entertaining villain performances I've ever heard, and I would have LOVED to hear him provide a modern take on his characters.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:44 PM on Sat Sep 13 2014
@TylerMirage Man, he does sound very much like Steve Blum there. I still can't believe that a large, broad guy did that Starscream/Cobra Commander voice. That is certainly not what pictured him looking like before I actually knew.

It's a shame that he died so long ago, he was an amazing talent.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:13 AM on Mon Sep 15 2014
@Polyester Funk It slipped my mind, but I was also gonna say that if Chris had lived, I wonder if he would have played the Joker at some point. That part about him being a psycho seemed fairly Joker-ish. If he altered his Starscream/Cobra voice a bit it would probably work.
Zillah
said at 6:31 AM on Mon Sep 15 2014
@TylerMirage He left way too soon :(

Just imagine where he could be now in the voice over world if he were still alive.
Ka Yan
said at 8:06 PM on Fri Sep 12 2014
Steve Blum, his voice makes me love Starscream, and bought Starscream toy.
RabidSonicFan
said at 5:23 PM on Wed Jul 2 2014
Chris Latta - Even though he just used his Cobra Commander voice, he still did a great job; using it to sound more slimy and pathetic, establishing everything we love and hate about Starscream right from the start.

Doug Parker - A pretty good impression of Latta; he had a decent amount of energy to him.

Jack Merluzzi - No comment.

Michael Dobson - He tends to be a bit more reserved than this clip demonstrates. But either way, I think he did a good job; better than his interpretation of Latta's other signature character, IMO.

Matt Hetherington - He doesn't really sound very, um... "Starscream-ish", but he didn't really have much to work with either.

Patrick Hallahan - It's decent; he fits for Starscream just fine.

Charlie Adler - I prefer his voice when it's not artificially deepened; but either way, it's a great performance, one of my favorites.

Daniel Ross - I like the more sinister tone to it, but I think the voice itself is a bit generic.

Tom Kenny - I like him a lot; he fits the more lighthearted nature of the show very well, but can still be threatening when he needs to be.

Sam Riegel - He fit surprisingly well, IMO, considering a lot of his other roles. Overall, I think he does a good job as this version of Starscream.

Steve Blum - With Blum's raspy voice, he sounds very calm and menacing, but he can definitely bring out the more comical and/or flamboyant nature of Starscream when the need arrives; he's #1, for me.

Bronco Jackson - That's an evil robot voice, alright.
Finister2
said at 11:02 AM on Mon Jun 9 2014
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1) Michael Dobson
2) Chris Latta
3) Steve Blum
4) Sam Riegel
5) Charlie Adler
6) Patrick Hallahan
7) Doug Parker
8) Daniel Ross
9) Tom Kenny
10) Jack Merluzzi
11) Bronco Jackson
12) Matt Hetherington
skeletonking1234
said at 10:57 PM on Sun Apr 20 2014
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Chris is just so iconic in the role and is still one of the most entertaining cartoon villain performances of all time in my opinion. His whiny raspy voice fit the role so well and whenever he would scream it was one of the most entertaining things to listen to. 9/10

Dobson is a much more reserved and sinister version but it still works very well, and is one of his best performances to me. He wouldn't go as over the top as some others but he knew when to but he still sounded very good whenever he would normally talk with that great sinister rasp. 8/10

Tom was a great choice for TFA and he just nails the role fantastically. He still nails the backstabbing personality of Starscream extremely well, and Toms naturally high voice fits Starscream extremely well. 8.5/10

Charlie in both takes is just fantastic. Again a natural choice to play starscream. The first take is more original, and I would be lying if I said I didn't want to hear more of that voice, but Adlers second voice is still great, and Adler nails both the sinister and cowardly side of Starscream to a T. 8.5/10

Doug works decently well in the role, and does sound pretty close to Latta, and when he does go over the top he does work well, he just wasn't really given all that much material to work with which is very sad I feel. 7/10

Daniel is very reserved in the role, yet it strangely does work well. His more quiet and sinister betrayal works almost on the same level as Dobson does, and it's just another good performance from that game. 7.5/10

Jack sounds like he could work, yet the more I listen to it, there's something that he is missing I just don't know what. It's just an average performance at best nothing really all that great about it. 5/10

Sam is very good in this role, especially in Fall of Cybertron where he had some great lines to go off of and was more over the top compared to WoC. Sam is more reserved and again, like Daniel and Dobson, works well. 7/10

Matt has literally nothing to go off of and it leaves no impact whatsoever so I really have to call it the worst performance here because of that. If he had more I could give it a more fair rating, but since he is unmemorable and sounds really uninterested I have to give it a 1.5/10

Steve....OH GOD STEVE! Steve not only nails the malevolent and trickster side of Starscream, but he also nails the cowardly and backstabbing side of Starscream. His voice and rasp fit the role so well and this is definitely on of Steves best performances in his career IMO. He had some of the best scenes in TFP and stole the scene almost every time he was on screen. 10/10

Bronco is confusingly effected and I don't really understand it. It's not bad per se there's just nothing to it that leaves all that much of an impact. 5/10

Patrick does sound very interesting in the role. His voice fits the personality of Starscream well, and the effects aren't all that distracting I feel, and he does get a couple good lines. It's not fantastic but it is a decent performance. 6.5/10









1. Steve
2. Chris
3. Charlie
4. Tom
5. Michael
6. Daniel
7. Sam
8. Doug
9. Patrick
10. Bronco
11. Jack
12. Matt
Skullgrin140
said at 8:05 AM on Fri Apr 4 2014
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Difficult to pick so let's narrow it down abit.

Chris Latta - Hands down Latta's best performance and one that became so memorable and made Latta stand out so well as voice actor, I can't say anything bad about him because the man was an incredible talent.

Michael Dobson - A terrible miscast from such a fine actor, It's clear Dobson was not the best choice for this character. Seeing as the character in that trilogy is so different from the character we know and Michael Dobson is trying so hard to do a Chris Latta impression which sounds more like a wonky Burgess Meredith, Not one of Michael Dobson's best performances sadly.

Doug Parker - An impressive stand in for Chris Latta, surprisingly well turned out. Needs to be considered more for future Starscreams.

Charlie Adler - Adler's performance as Starscream is Fantastic, although the character never got that much development so I feel he was wasted.

Daniel Ross - Not a bad Starscream, needs to be considered more and I feel Daniel's tone for the character while it's good needs improvement.

Jack Merluzzi - Kind of a bland performance, nothing special.

Tom Kenny - It works, it works because Tom Kenny's Chris Latta impression is so well executed that the passing of the torch is taken well into effect, Tom Kenny's Starscream ranks up there next to Latta.

Sam Riegel - Abit of an angrier and more aggressive tone to the character, something completely different and it's very good.

Matt Hetherington - Could have been wonderful if the character had more to do say than spout out G1 lines.

Steve Blum - In all honesty it's not my first choice but it's pretty good, especially when you look at the body language of the character and follow Blum's voice to it. A shame the character was such a waste.

Bronco Jackson - Not bad, not good though.

Patrick Hallahan - A Latta hybrid impression that is actually rather good, another voice to be considered for the future.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:29 AM on Thu Mar 27 2014
I gotta go with Chris Latta. He was the original and is what Starscream sounds like to me. Having said that, Steve Blum, Tom Kenny and Charlie Adler all were fantastic. Michael Dobson, Sam Riegel and Doug Parker were pretty good, too.
skeletonking1234
said at 7:04 AM on Wed Mar 26 2014
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I feel that Dee Baker would be a fantastic starscream either serious, comedic, or both.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 1:31 AM on Fri Feb 14 2014
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If L.A. ever do a Transformers dub one day, I want Vic Mignogna as Starscream & Travis Willingham as Megatron.
MaskedMarvel89
said at 2:16 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
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Man, it's SO close between Latta and Blum, I don't who to choose. Blum talked more slowly, and sounded more sadistic, whereas Latta sounded more pathetic (in a good way). Then again, Blum's Starscream sounded pathetic too, whenever his "ingenious" plan failed or when he got hurt. Who to pick? WHO TO PICK??? That said, Charlie Atler and Sam Riegel were good, too.
bumblebeebug
said at 3:32 PM on Thu Dec 12 2013
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm changing my vote to Charlie Adler. Steve is awesome, and he had lots of material to work with, but Charlie just fits slightly better.

Too bad he was drowned out by so many vocal effects most of the time.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:11 PM on Thu Dec 12 2013
@bumblebeebug He was only drowned out by vocal enhancement in the first film - all two lines of his. "RotF" and "DotM" was nearly all - if not completely all - of Charlie's own voice.

So if by "drowned out by so many vocal effects most of the time" you ACTUALLY mean "had lots of enhancements in the first film but then had way more of his natural performance in the sequels", then yes.
bumblebeebug
said at 12:11 PM on Mon Dec 23 2013
@TylerMirage I was including the ROTF video game. He had loads of lines in it, but had effects that were similar to the first movie.

I always used the G1 Starscream skin because it lacked most of the vocal effects.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 2:36 PM on Mon Feb 17 2014
@bumblebeebug Ah, gotcha'. THAT I will definitely agree on. The first time I heard Megs and Starscream share a scene in the "RotF" video game, I actually thought that Megatron's voice was coming from Starscream and Starscream's voice was coming from Megatron. O.o I have no idea why they chose to enhance it beyond recognition, especially when the "RotF" movie was when Adler really nailed his almost-entirely-natural Starscream voice.
Fulgore2005
said at 4:23 AM on Thu Dec 12 2013
I used to think that only Blum was good for Starscream, but then I had a new have in Chris Latta.

But that's not to say that I dislike Blum's take. No, he's a close second. But I stick with Latta.
Starscreamsfan
said at 4:17 AM on Fri Nov 22 2013
Latta is STARSCREAM!!!!! He gave life to the character and his performance is really impressive (just like every other performance in the 1984 show and the 1986 movie).
lnytune1
said at 2:39 PM on Mon Nov 25 2013
@Starscreamsfan Everyone else in the universe is replying to this.... so why not? LEDAL LEDAL LEDAL LEDAL LEDAL LEDAL LEDAL LEDAL LEDAL LEDAL LEDAL!!!!!
lnytune1
said at 2:40 PM on Mon Nov 25 2013
@lnytune1 Whoops I meant to reply to Demolisher
Starscreamsfan
said at 8:56 AM on Tue Nov 26 2013
@lnytune1 LOL
lnytune1
said at 9:01 AM on Wed Nov 27 2013
Yeah.....
Damolisher
said at 12:25 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
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Steve Blum has a truckload more votes than Chris Latta? I know that there's a "Transformers Prime is automatically better" mentality on here, but come on. Really?
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 7:00 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@Damolisher http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee430/TylerMirage/Meme%20Pictures/ItBegins-Queen_zps68e66aa9.jpg
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:43 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@Damolisher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAlTOfl9F2w
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 2:39 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@Damolisher Well, Steve Blum probably has more votes because more people think *he* is the best voice of Starscream. More people think that = more votes.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 2:39 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@DreamMaster08X Ha ha, I like how you used an image from my photobucket account! :D
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 2:43 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Your reaction made me LOL. Hard.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 2:44 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@TylerMirage I didn't know if you would be more upset that I borrowed it without permission, but I just HAD to do it here. It was the VERY first thing that came to mind.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 2:46 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@DreamMaster08X Ehehehehe...it's my second favorite reaction video to use/exploit. XD
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 2:49 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Now I have to ask: what's your primary favorite?
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 2:50 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@DreamMaster08 This one. XD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5kPUFxXYLs
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 2:53 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Okay, I am seriously NOT over-exaggerating on this comment AT ALL: I fell on the floor nearly slipping into unconsciousness from so much laughter. I have GOT to remember that video! XD
Nightmare Crusher
said at 2:56 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
Please, not more of this.
Starscreamsfan
said at 3:48 AM on Fri Nov 22 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Yeah, I agree. My stomach hurts after this hilarious comedy break XP
llawliet159
said at 8:39 PM on Sat Nov 30 2013
@Damolisher I like how Steve is using his Green Goblin voice from the Spectacular Spider-Man for Starscream LOL
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:59 PM on Tue Dec 3 2013
@llawliet159 His Starscream is lower and a lot less hyper than his Goblin.
Ross123
said at 11:33 AM on Sat Oct 19 2013
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Michael is favourite as he makes Starscream sound like the kind of coward he is.

Charlie was better in the 2nd & 3rd films but why did he change his voice in these films but yet again he wasn't so convincing in the 1st film so maybe that's why.

Chris has 2 get my respect for being the 1st voice which isn't easy. Shame he died at 44 years old as he could have been in more stuff.

Tom sounds way too much like a robot version of SpongeBob, it's like that's the only voice he knows how 2 do.

Steve was ok though not the best.

Doug, Patrick, Jack were not bad.

Bronco was way too deep & Daniel sounds like a normal guy so he pretty much sucks.

Sam & Matt: don't have much 2 say about them really.
BlankSlate
said at 5:09 AM on Wed Oct 23 2013
@Ross123 To be honest, Tom Kenny has a VERY recognisable voice, so everything he does sounds like... like Tom Kenny.
Ross123
said at 9:57 AM on Wed Oct 23 2013
@BlankSlate I can tell what Tom's voice sounds like anyday but I think I was overreacting cause I just remembered some roles Tom has had where he doesn't sound like SpongeBob but in some ways I still know it's him.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 2:17 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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Tom Kenny nailed the character, making him sound like a total dirty coward and smug snake. He's very close to Chris Latta's voice, which was also perfect. I also love the takes by Michael Dobson, Charles Adler, Jack Merluzzi, Sam Riegel, Patrick Hallahan, and Steve Blum.

I don't care much for the others, the worst being Daniel Ross. He wasn't even TRYING.
Starscreamsfan
said at 10:30 AM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Actually, Daniel was originally going to use the original Latta voice, but Carl Weathers (voice director of the game, and of course, best known as Apollo Creed in the Rocky films) wanted something different. The result is what we hear now. Daniel can do a great impression of Latta, he even played Starscream in the Scramble City fandubs.
pokemastanumba1
said at 7:26 PM on Wed Sep 25 2013
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Chris Latta and Michael Dobson are easily by far the best, they really got the personality down to a T, sounding cowardly but still capable of posing a legitimate threat when need be. It's a shame they aren't winning. :'(
Metabad
said at 9:00 AM on Thu Sep 26 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Let me guess, just because Steve Blum's winning? Ugh, give it a rest already. Besides Chris Latta was already winning some time ago and-

You know what? Forget it, I have a headache now. It's not worth it.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:36 AM on Thu Sep 26 2013
@pokemastanumba1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAlTOfl9F2w
pokemastanumba1
said at 7:54 PM on Thu Sep 26 2013
I'm just stating my opinion. A lot of people feel the exact same way I do about other VCs.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:19 PM on Thu Sep 26 2013
@pokemastanumba1 You didn't directly mention Steve this time, I think the amount of flack you got for this comment is a bit unwarranted. Sure, one could make the claim your comment is a veiled Steve Blum insult, but eh... you spoke your opinion while resisting making any direct complaints to Steve again, and I respect that.
pete
said at 1:51 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy This time if you look at a comment below he agreed with another user that we're "stupid".
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:07 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@pete You're right... but oh well.
Aussieroth
said at 5:01 PM on Fri Sep 13 2013
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Even though Steve is probably no.1 I really don't get why Sam Riegel has more votes. Seriously, he was awesome, especially in Fall of Cybertron.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 8:06 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
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Oh yes, one of my most favorite of Transformers. And I'll just come out and say that the reason why is simply because of Steve Blum.

I'm not voting for Blum simply because he's the most recent adaptation, as most people would think (I'm looking right at you, LordofEvil96): I'm voting for Blum because, IMO, he was the first of Starscream's VAs to make the character legitimately terrifying. He's diabolical, twisted, and makes me cringe (in a good way that a villain does) whenever he's around. But I also love him because he was able to retain the pathetic side of the Seeker that we all know and love.....well, most of us, anyway.

Latta is also great and over the top, really kicking in the Con's desire for power, but is just a great big coward (or he just doesn't hink in the process). Alder's I wasn't big on in the first movie, but he got better with the other two. Kenny, while very distracting, was just a happy casting accident. Riegel was okay, but I honestly thought he sound much too forced, seeming more like a imitator of Starscream rather than Starscream himself, which is a problem.

So above all, for me at least, Blum is the most logical choice.
LordofEvil96
said at 1:43 PM on Sat Aug 10 2013
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I'm going to be the odd one out and vote for Michael Dobson. He nailed what I think Starscream should sound like, he was ruthless, cold, and when the time called for it in Armada he had some good soft moments. Steve on the other hand I have no clue why everyone loves him. His Starscream voice is just his normal voice only slightly higher. And the fact that he has that many votes goes to show how stupid the prime fanboys can be.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:17 PM on Fri Aug 16 2013
@LordofEvil96 I respect your opinion on Michael Dobson, but you saying Steve getting this many votes shows how "stupid" Prime fanboys can be (you said it in such a broad way that it could imply anyone voting for Steve is a fanboy) is just a little offensive.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:43 PM on Tue Aug 27 2013
@LordofEvil96 Yeah, just careful how you word things, mate. :) Easy to come off as being rude, even if you didn't intend to be. The TFP fans are no more or less rabid than any other Transformers fans.
pokemastanumba1
said at 6:36 PM on Tue Sep 3 2013
@LordofEvil96 A bit uncalled for, but I do have to agree on the last three sentences you typed.
pete
said at 8:16 PM on Tue Sep 10 2013
@LordofEvil96 As a guy who likes both yet is a big Prime fan and find any voice he likes better tha t's a big understatement. Micheal was my fave before Steve came along. Prime got m into the franchise.
pete
said at 1:47 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@LordofEvil96 Gonna rephrase a bit but I go with Unicron Trilolgy actors when there's no Prime ones and there are Unicron Trilogy actors.
pete
said at 1:50 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@pokemastanumba1 You agree that we're "stupid "but if you've seen the show you'd why we like it so much.
Fulgore2005
said at 4:31 AM on Thu Oct 3 2013
@pete Not everyone who watches Prime will like it in the same sense as other people would.
pete
said at 2:31 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
@Fulgore2005 I know. I didn't mean watch like an episode or two because some might not like what they see. I know some hated the premiere and attacked them for copying the Bayformers version of Bumblebee. I mean if you actually took the time to watch it every episode. I don't agree with some choices on Marvel and DC compares but I understand people who like them since I've seen the performance once or enough.
pokemastanumba1
said at 7:25 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@pete I'm not at all into the Transformers franchise, so I haven't watched Prime, nor do I have plans to do so. Maybe if I make a lot of friends who do, or else something Transformers-related piqued my interest, then I suppose I'd sit down for a few episodes. Fulgore2005 brought up a good point as well. Being popular =/= everyone likes it.
pete
said at 8:48 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@pokemastanumba1 No offense, but a word of advice you shouldn't agree that we're "stupid" if you haven't even seen the show or performance. If this were a Marvel or DC I might be fighting against the popular vote but here is different. Allow me to quote my own opinion

" Steve was an intelligent and clever villain who could be a competent and ruthless leader that was worse tan Megatron sometimes. He could also hold his own against both teams and come up with his own revenge schemes by himself when he was "banished" from the Decepticons. Despite all this he was still a coward and afraid of Megatron. Michael's was a Decepticon who turned out to actually care about humans and wanted more respect than just to become leader. A shame Energon ruined him. Chris was a coward but a skilled liar and well being coward still had the guts to stand up and even kill Megatron eventually though it backfired of course. Lesson though was he may have been cowardly but don't screw with him either. For this these 3 were the best in this order."

Prime has no flaws in it's performances, the writing is another story, Beast Wards had the best writing but the acting was too corny sometimes to be taken seriously, the Unicron Trilogy had good acting but crappy writing, It should have either ended at Armada or gotten the Beast Wars writing team, Prime is the best of both worlds when it comes to performances IMO. Acting is serious, believable, and well directed. Tons of cliffhangers from season 1 and 2 put a damper on that though. I understand people not liking some of them but Steve was the best of them all. Not counting Peter and Frank reprising their roles that is. Prime is a great way to get into the Transformers franchise. I wasn't a big fan till it came out.
pokemastanumba1
said at 3:58 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
@pete No offense to you either, but you do realize that what you just posted is an opinion, right? It doesn't matter how you see it, saying that it has "no flaws in it's performances" is purely subjective. You may like the voices, but many other people don't, and the poll results are supposed to reflect that.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:12 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
@pokemastanumba1 You just admitted that you have no interest in Transformers and haven't seen the show, yet you're making assumptions, calling fans of the show idiots, and again acting like you represent some kind of unspoken majority that dislikes Steve Blum and everything he does, believing he doesn't deserve to have as many votes on the poll as he does. You're using this as an excuse to bash Steve Blum and his fans. I thought I'd spoken to you about this. You will get in trouble if this keeps up.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:34 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@this thread

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/340/4/b/facepalm_by_lord_martini-d34cce8.jpg
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:17 AM on Sun Oct 13 2013
This is my reaction to the fact that this madness hasn't ended yet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSQlD2OC03A
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 3:13 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy My own reaction to this particular thread:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zFg2qByF4E
pete
said at 12:52 PM on Tue Nov 19 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Like I said. I understand people not liking the show but they shouldn't judge what they haven't seen. I didn't say "DEM HATERS ARE IDIOTS, ALL HAIL THE PRIME CAST".
pete
said at 12:53 PM on Tue Nov 19 2013
@pete Reposted from before since it was in the wrong place.
Ross123
said at 12:55 PM on Wed Nov 20 2013
@pete Dude, that conversation between every1 & the Steve Blum hater ended ages ago. I read all the comments on other compares about pokemastanumba1 so I have some advise on this. If what he's doing is annoying (this is for every1) then just don't reply, just ignore statements he makes about bad things about Steve from now on. I agree that it is annoying to put up with & that Steve is a wonderful voice actor but just take my advise and most of this bashing Steve thing is likely to stop when being left ignored.
pokemastanumba1
said at 6:54 PM on Wed Nov 20 2013
For the record, I have seen a few eps of Prime, and I thought it pretty good all-around, voice cast included. As a matter of fact, I *do* enjoy many popular animated productions like JL/U, WatXM, Avengers EMH, and Green Lantern TAS. While it's purely subjective to say that "Prime is the best of both worlds when it comes to performances IMO. Acting is serious, believable, and well directed" that is a very valid and acceptable statement. If you think that Prime is the single greatest thing since sliced bread, that's perfectly fine.

The only thing I dislike is Steve Blum, his fanbase, and their treatment of other VAs. But, that's a completely different and unrelated story.

I could've have put it any better than Ross123. There is *NOTHING* wrong with me giving negative critique on Steve Blum or any of his performances, and if you find any of it to be offensive (even though you really shouldn't), then you can just ignore me.

Thank you fellow BTVA members for hearing me out. :-)
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:09 PM on Wed Nov 20 2013
@pokemastanumba1

"his fanbase"

That was uncalled for.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:26 PM on Wed Nov 20 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Right, okay, since you're not even trying to hide your utterly pollutive negativity, hatred, and self-centred egocentrism despite all of your prior warnings, and you've essentially admitted to hating a large amount of this site's userbase, you're out of here. See you in six months.

PS: Pete, there was really no need to bring this issue back up. All it does is stir up trouble. This applies to EVERYONE. Please do not provoke other users or revive issues that have been resolved. All it is, is a headache for everyone involved and all of us on the team have had quite enough of this particular situation.
Ross123
said at 10:56 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@NCZ I know you said no more comments to resolved issues but I feel quite bad for pokemastanumba1 getting banned. He took my comment the wrong way by saying that I was saying there is nothing wrong with bashing Steve. I honestly thought him bashing Steve was wrong & I was only trying to give advise to other users. If I hadn't said what I said, he would still be on this site, I blame myself for his ban in some ways.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:03 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@Ross123 No, don't blame yourself. Pokemasta has only himself to blame. He's been a "problem child" for the longest time now and has had quite the colourful history in terms fo getting himself in trouble, picking fights with other users and even those on the team. He was heading down a self-destructive path. I knew that he was going to do something to get himself banned eventually; it was just a matter of when. Don't blame yourself at all; you're completely innocent.
Ross123
said at 11:18 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@NCZ Thanks, you've made me feel much better about what has just happened. It's more the fact my comment was taken the wrong way (sort of) but I'm just glad I don't have to worry about what happened.
pete
said at 1:36 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@NCZ I posted a "note" under it saying this was from the original argument because I accidentally put the original comment as a reply to one of mine and just wanted to movie it here for reference so it'd be in the proper place. I thought the note would help avoid replies but oh well. I'm gonna say that he wouldn't have lashed if it wasn't for that decision since everyone overlooked my "note".
pete
said at 1:39 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@Ross123 See above statement. I posted this before but it was in the wrong place. I just wanted to move it to the right thread and tried to avoid getting replies with a "note" that's what I was doing but it didn't work.
Ross123
said at 2:14 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@pete Ah, don't worry about it . At least this bashing Steve Blum madness is over for good. Happy days for Blum fans alike.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 2:11 PM on Sun Nov 24 2013
@Ross123 Unfortunately, I think there's a chance that Blum-hating is a new fad that we're only seeing the beginning of. I may be wrong though.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 2:18 PM on Sun Nov 24 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I pray that the day never comes.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 2:35 PM on Sun Nov 24 2013
@DreamMaster08X I don't think that will ever catch on as something thousands of people will do, but I do think we'll get a couple people here and there who think bashing him is cool for some reason. It shouldn't become a big problem though.
Ross123
said at 10:24 AM on Mon Nov 25 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Well there are likely to be other haters but I've got a strong feeling that they won't go as far as this. Either that or they avoid posts about Steve & just don't let talk about him bother them. By the looks of things, it seems to be over.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 1:41 PM on Mon Dec 2 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy

If this trend turns into Dee Bradley Baker-hating, somebody had better have a rocketship ready, 'cause I'm getting the #### off this stupid-ass planet. :-P
thrill2323
said at 1:53 PM on Thu Aug 8 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
For me im an old school cat and Chris Latta may rest his soul was the best any kid from the 80's who heard starscreams annoying voice you knew what to expect. he was the original to do this plus it was during it's reign as a top tv show So i tip off to Chris Latta. Steve Blum was damn good for the updated version more intelligent and clever and can hld his own as well. Steve is a king in voice acting so who else better.
pete
said at 3:48 PM on Mon Jul 29 2013
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In order for me Steve, Michael, and Chris. Steve was an intelligent and clever villain who could be a competent and ruthless leader that was worse tan Megatron sometimes. He could also hold his own against both teams and come up with his own revenge schemes by himself when he was "banished" from the Decepticons. Despite all this he was still a coward and afraid of Megatron. Michael's was a Decepticon who turned out to actually care about humans and wanted more respect than just to become leader. A shame Energon ruined him. Chris was a coward but a skilled liar and well being coward still had the guts to stand up and even kill Megatron eventually though it backfired of course. Lesson though was he may have been cowardly but don't screw with him either. For this these 3 were the best in this order.
pete
said at 1:09 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@pete Like I said. I understand people not liking the show but they shouldn't judge what they haven't seen. I didn't say "DEM HATERS ARE IDIOTS, ALL HAIL THE PRIME CAST".
pete
said at 12:52 PM on Tue Nov 19 2013
@pete Shouldn't be here.
virtual revenger
said at 1:39 AM on Wed Jul 10 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
Steve Blum makes him sound tough for coward without losing face. Latta and Kenny are good.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 2:27 PM on Fri Jul 5 2013
 8 Shout Outs! [?]
I have to go with Steve Blum. I think that voice works great for making him sound like a slimy, back-stabbing coward without losing all of his intimidating qualities as a villain. In my eyes, this particular voice which he uses often, works better for Starscream than any other time he's used it. This was great casting.

I also like Chris Latta, Sam Riegel, Doug Parker (for doing a great job emulating Chris Latta), and Charlie Adler. The rest aren't very compelling to me.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:56 AM on Wed Jul 17 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I watched the available 52 TFP episodes on Netflix, and my gosh, Steve Blum was even better in the role than I could have imagined. I found myself cheering for Starscream, laughing, and just plain loving the character due to his performance.

Whenever I heard Steve use this voice before I always thought "Oh hey, it's Steve Blum's hollow. raspy voice again," but this time both his material and acting were so good I stopped thinking of his voice being Steve Blum's and only heard Starscream. He just freaking transformed into the character!

Yeah, I had to come back and add some fanboying after actually watching the show.
Fulgore2005
said at 3:18 AM on Fri Jul 19 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I hear you. Blum ruled the role.
pete
said at 3:36 PM on Mon Jul 29 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy His Starscream voice gave me new/more respect for his Green Goblin voice.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 4:48 PM on Sun Sep 29 2013
@pete I think if Steve used this voice for Green Goblin I would like it more than I do now. His Goblin voice always sounded just a tad too shrill and small, but his Starscream is a bit deeper and closer to what I imagine GG to sound like.
Scooby-Dooby-Doo
said at 10:26 AM on Fri Jul 5 2013
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This is SO DIFFICULT. Starscream, the treacherous air commander! Regardless, I like all of them. They really fit his personality perfectly.

1) Steve Blum
2) Chris Latta
3) Charlie Adler (He got so much better as Starscream in "RotF" and "DotM".)
4) Sam Riegel
5) Tom Kenny
WWEFAN12ization
said at 4:03 PM on Wed Jun 12 2013
I'm going with Steve Blum.
Silence
said at 11:00 AM on Sun Jun 2 2013
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I'm going with Tom Kenny. To me, he captured both the scheming side and the pathetic side of Starscream with his performance.
TFfanatic88
said at 4:02 AM on Tue Mar 12 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Chris Latta > Tom Kenny > Sam Riegel > Steve Blum > Michael Dobson > Charlie Adler > Doug Parker
VctrBnsn
said at 11:50 PM on Sat Feb 23 2013
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Chris Latta - the original, so I can't hate him.
Michael Dobson - Pretty good.
Tom Kenny - Good, but I think they overused Tom in that series. Everyone started sounding like Spongebob.
Charlie Adler - The movies got several things wrong, but one of the things they got right was casting veteran VAs as the robots instead of celebrities (excluding Hugo Weaving and Leonard Nemoy, but they did good). Charlie was perfectly slimy and despicable.
Sam Riegel - WOW! I didn't know he can do that voice. Good job!
Steven Blum - Gotta love him.

The others suck.
pete
said at 11:11 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
@VctrBnsn There was also Tony Todd as The Fallen who was great as usual.
VctrBnsn
said at 3:23 PM on Sun Mar 3 2013
@pete Forgot about him. But he's done a lot of voice work as well.
BlankSlate
said at 2:21 PM on Tue May 14 2013
@VctrBnsn To be fair, they used the same six voice actors for different roles in TFA, and Tom Kenny's voice is VERY distinctive. He sounds a little like a lower, more evil take on Chris Latta, in my opinion. And his line delivery is good, too!
VctrBnsn
said at 6:20 PM on Tue May 14 2013
@BlankSlate I do like his performance of Starscream just fine, he;s pretty great actually. It's just, to me, his voice is so distinctive it sticks out like a sore thumb. Kudos to him for playing more villainous roles though, like this and his Dr. Octopus. But yet, I can still tell it's him, and it's sometimes hard to take seriously. Still good though.
rosebr10
said at 11:47 AM on Wed Feb 20 2013
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I hear Prime Starscream, but all I see is Armada Thrust. And while Adler took the foundation set by Latta and pushed it further, former fighter pilot Michael Dobson knows the second-in-command inside and out.
pete
said at 11:50 PM on Fri Feb 22 2013
@rosebr10 Steve didn't voice Thrust in Armada that was Colin Murdock.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:40 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
@pete He's saying that in Prime he looks like Thrust
pete
said at 11:06 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
@pete I read it wrong.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:44 PM on Thu Mar 28 2013
@Music Meister Funny thing is, he doesn't look like t=Thrust at all.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:49 PM on Thu Mar 28 2013
@Nightmare Crusher WHy respond me, Rose is the one saying it
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:51 PM on Thu Mar 28 2013
@Music Meister I'm very tired right now, also why there's a random t= in my comment.
pete
said at 12:26 AM on Wed Feb 20 2013
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Patrick is pretty good but no way can he top Steve.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:45 PM on Fri Feb 22 2013
@pete I don't think it's possible for anyone to top Steve. ;-)
MilanTheVillain01
said at 11:52 PM on Fri Feb 22 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Sam comes pretty damn close, though.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:54 AM on Sat Feb 23 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 True, true.
pete
said at 9:54 PM on Sat Feb 23 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Or if he only has one line like on Barricade's VC.
Aussieroth
said at 6:18 AM on Sun Feb 24 2013
@pete .................. It's just not fair! I really can't decide who I think is the Best! Steve, Chris, Sam, Michael, Charlie, Doug... DAMN! the others not so much though.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 3:09 AM on Mon Feb 25 2013
@pete ...that doesn't make any sense. :-P
pete
said at 3:40 PM on Mon Feb 25 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight If Steve only has on line or barely any at all then there's a VA that might do better.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:57 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
@pete I meant for Starscream, not for other TF roles.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:58 PM on Tue Feb 19 2013
Patrick Hallahan from "Transformers: Beginnings" has been added.
bumblebeebug
said at 5:57 PM on Wed Feb 13 2013
1: Steve Blum
2: Charlie Adler
3: Tom Kenny
4: Chris Latta
5: Sam Riegel
The rest are okay, but nothing special.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 5:26 AM on Tue Feb 12 2013
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# 1 - Steve Blum.
# 2 - Charlie Adler (RotF version)
# 3 - Sam Riegel.
# 4 - Tom Kenny.
# 5 - Michael Dobson.
# 6 - Charlie Adler (Movie version).
# 7 - Chris Latta.
# 8 - Daniel Ross.
rosebr10
said at 11:29 PM on Tue Dec 18 2012
Years ago, I was suddenly hit by the realization that the Unicorn trilogy existed to make Starscream look good.

With that you can tell who I chose.
SparklyShake12
said at 3:30 PM on Mon Nov 5 2012
Steve Blum is my favorite. After him, my rankings look like this:

Chris Latta
Charlie Adler
Tom Kenny
Doug Parker
coolgeek176
said at 1:34 PM on Sun Nov 4 2012
Steve Blum is my personal favorite for Starscream. I also liked Tom Kenny Sam Riegal and Charlie Adlre.
huyh
said at 9:32 PM on Tue Oct 30 2012
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am i the only one that thinks if funny the most badass voice for Starscream belongs to the most successfull of his adaptations
DravenRoth994
said at 9:44 PM on Sun Sep 9 2012
Even though I only saw two episodes so far, I gotta give it to Steve Blum. Though, I also enjoyed Doug, Sam, and Charlie's takes as well.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:36 AM on Thu Aug 30 2012
Steven Blum's my favorite Starscream, though I also liked Sam Riegel and Charlie Adler in the role.
Torak
said at 10:43 AM on Fri Aug 24 2012
My Starscream ranking:

1. Steve Blum
2. Charlie Adler
3. Tom Kenny
4. Micheal Dobson
5. Chris Latta
6. Sam Riegel
anarky
said at 11:05 AM on Fri Jul 27 2012
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chris latta with tom kenny not far behind..
Rooblakas013
said at 10:53 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
Chris Latta (R.I.P.) sure got my vote as the voice of Starscream as well. It was fun watching both Starscream (Chris Latta) and Megatron (Frank Welker) argue at each other about who is the leader of the Decepticons.
Autovolt
said at 2:06 PM on Sat Jul 14 2012
Steve Blum wins this. He's just perfect as Starscream as he gives him the sinister and pathetic edge that Starscream has always needed.

Chris Latta originated the role and its a shame he is no longer with us because I'd like to see how he would have done Starscream today.

That being said I also really liked Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Michael Dobson and Sam Riegel as Starscream.
Cheesyfeet106
said at 6:58 PM on Sun Jul 8 2012
Also, I think that a clip from the game should be added because it's so different.
Cheesyfeet106
said at 2:35 PM on Fri Jun 22 2012
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Chris Latta: He set up Starscream’s iconic voice and persona, but he’s not my favourite.

Michael Dobson: Nice because he resembles Latta’s Screamer, but is also original. His Starscream made Armada-Cybertron watchable.

Tom Kenny: He was both sinister and comical. The best of both Starscream worlds.

Charlie Adler: I personally prefer his game voice more than the movie one; it was almost unrecognizable sometimes. Great depiction none the less.

Doug Parker: Terrific Chris Latta impression, sounds just like him.

Daniel Ross: Ugghhh, I’ve got nothing against him; it was a good villain voice, just…not Starscream.

Jack Merluzzi: Bearable. One of the better voices in Tataki.

Sam Riegel: Good original interpretation. Sounds like Steve Blum.

Matt Hetherington: He’s okay. Not much more to say.

Steve Blum: Really shows how cunning and sneaky Starscream is. Really fills the Latta void alongside Welker and Cullen in Prime.

Bronco Jackson: Kind of like a Charlie Adler impression? Don’t know how to really comment.

My favourite is Tom Kenny, followed by Blum, Latta, Parker and Dobson.
BlankSlate
said at 4:28 PM on Tue Jan 29 2013
@Cheesyfeet106 You've summed up really well why I chose Tom Kenny! Thanks!
Cheesyfeet106
said at 3:27 PM on Tue Apr 16 2013
@Cheesyfeet106 Hallahan did well, nothing special but decent.
Torak
said at 7:55 AM on Wed Apr 18 2012
Steve Blum ftw, not just for TF prime but his awesome quote in DOTM game "YOU WILL SUFFER AUTOBOT!" I just thought he really nailed it.

That said, I liked Micheal Dobson, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler and Sam Riegel too.
BlankSlate
said at 3:34 AM on Tue Apr 17 2012
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I think you could have chosen a better sound clip for Tom Kenny, or just watch TFA to see how hammy he can REALLY be ('You interrupted my SPPEEEEEECH!'), not to mention menacing. That was the thing; Kenny's Starscream was more dangerous and competent than some of the others, if still his same cowardly, hissing, backstabbing self. So my vote goes to Tom Kenny.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:26 PM on Sat Oct 27 2012
@BlankSlate

Yo, Tom Kenny, I'm real happy for you and I'mma let you finish, but Steve Blum is the best Starscream of all time! :-P
BlankSlate
said at 1:50 PM on Mon Oct 29 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Yes, Blum is really good, too!
BlankSlate
said at 9:13 AM on Thu Feb 21 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Steve Blum is good, I gotta agree with you. However Tom Kenny is my personal favourite because he perfectly emphasises Starscream's characterisation as both dangerous and comical. The world is against him but he isn't going down without a fight. I'm not going to argue as who is "the best of all time", but Kenny is the one who personally appeals to me.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:47 PM on Thu Feb 21 2013
@BlankSlate

Just messing around, man. I saw TFA Screamer's "YOU INTERRUPTED MY SPEEEEEEECH!!!" and had to channel my inner Kanye West. :-P
BlankSlate
said at 9:34 AM on Fri Feb 22 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight That's OK, I misunderstood.
Anicomicgeek
said at 5:28 AM on Sat Apr 7 2012
Personally, I thought Steven Blum was the best Starscream. That said, Chris Latta, Tom Kenny, Sam Riegel, Charlie Adler, Michael Dobson, and Doug Parker were also good.
cartoonvoice
said at 4:50 PM on Mon Mar 19 2012
Charlie Adler used a different voice for Starscream in the Revenge of the Fallen game. I like all three of his versions.
Starscreamsfan
said at 10:19 AM on Tue Mar 27 2012
@cartoonvoice In fact, he used the same voice, but without the same nervous tone from the movie. But it was heavily synthesized, sounding almost unrecognizable.
101mariner
said at 9:30 AM on Fri Mar 9 2012
1:Steve Blum
2:Charlie Alder
SLEDGERAID
said at 1:59 AM on Sat Jan 28 2012
Its kinda cool how Latta (R.I.P) once did Cobra Commander and Starscream and now Adler pretty much took em over
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:23 AM on Tue Apr 3 2012
@SLEDGERAID Same thing can be said about Michael Dobson too! :)
SLEDGERAID
said at 2:37 AM on Wed Apr 4 2012
@TylerMirage oh for real huh? yea thats true
Aussieroth
said at 7:19 AM on Wed Jan 25 2012
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.................................. Just not fair. It's so hard to decide! Steve, Sam, Chris, Michael and Doug are just.... Dammit I can't pick!!
cardboardwalk
said at 1:23 PM on Sat Jan 14 2012
I wasn't a fan of how intimidating Blum's voice was but after seeing an episode he has done Starscream the justice of being intimidating only when he has an advantage and other wise is weak and dependent on others.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:50 PM on Fri Jan 13 2012
Starscream is really well treated when it comes to his actors, isn't he? I'm having a hard time choosing between Latta and Blum as the definitive best.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 1:50 PM on Thu Jan 12 2012
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@Mr.Fennoys93: I totally agree. John Kassir would be a great Starscream.
I_am_onlive
said at 7:23 AM on Fri Dec 16 2011
Steve Blum without a doubt. What can I say? The next best alternative had to be picked after Chris Latta's death and Blum not only filled the void, he added a whole new flavour that is so easy to listen to and enjoy.
Gabe
said at 8:24 AM on Fri Dec 2 2011
Steve Blum, hands down!
Bombermanp
said at 9:04 PM on Tue Nov 29 2011
you know what... im going to be straight up honest....i hate Chris Latta's protrail of Starscream because he makes starscream sound a little to pathetic.. yes starscream is a bit of a coward.. but he was still a big threat..

my top 5 voices are:

1st.Steven Blum:Gets all aspects dead on with awesome results

2nd.Charlie Adler: same reasons as blum..i mostly blame the writers for giving him close to no dialog

3rd.Michael Dobson: well even tho his deemed a little forced.. i loved his performance.. he gets the aspects of the roll ((and with the help of the script of the anime)) he added a bit of vegeta in his personality ((bonus points for his death scene in Armada... i almost cried with his final speech.. i thought it was deep))

4th.Sam riegel: he gave a good spin to the character by choosing menacing over cowardly... which works

5th.tome kenny: well any one who likes his starscream voice will understand. so i wont bother with the details
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 2:42 AM on Sun Nov 20 2011
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John Kassir Should Be the Next Voice of Starscream.

said at 9:17 AM on Thu Nov 17 2011
DO YOU GUYS THINK STARSCREAM IS A COWARD OR WHAT?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 7:23 PM on Fri Nov 18 2011
@IRONHIDE

Discussions like that are better served for our forums please

said at 8:05 PM on Wed Sep 21 2011
Steven Blum all the way!
ROBERT
said at 8:41 AM on Mon Aug 15 2011
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CHRIS LATTA GOT MY VOTE
SpiderDreamer
said at 8:58 AM on Sun Aug 14 2011
There are plenty of good actors here, but I have to give the top prize to Tom Kenny. Not only is he very funny in the role, but he actually manages a good deal of sinister menace, something he's not usually given an opportunity to do.

Second place goes to Steve Blum, if only because he (as well as Frank Welker, Daran Norris, Josh Keaton, and guest stars like Gina Torres, Clancy Brown, and Adam Baldwin) brightens up an otherwise "meh" show whenever he pops up.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 3:35 AM on Sat Jul 23 2011
I'm gonna give it to Steve Blum.
Ninjaman15
said at 10:32 PM on Fri Jul 8 2011
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My personal favorites are Latta, Kenny, Dobson, and Blum, with Latta in first, Blum in second, and Kenny in a good third... Not to be hateful on Dobson, but I've never actually seen Energon, but I heard when I was little, it was on Cartoon Network.

The other ones I honestly don't have much care about, but did realize that this could've been one of Riegel's weaker performances... Man, you voiced Viral from Gurren Lagann! Merluzzi seems to do a better Starscream, however, than he did Zero from Megaman X7... {shivers}
Metabad
said at 11:12 PM on Sat Jul 9 2011
@Ninjaman15 He more than made up for his Zero performance as Master Albert the main villain in ZX: Advent, at least in my opinion. Heck, I couldn't even believe it was the same guy that voiced Zero. Sadly they don't have his performance on this site, which I think is his best role.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:24 PM on Sun Jul 3 2011
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Latta does a...okay Starscream. It's good but not my favorite.
Dobson was great for portraying Starscream's anger and sinister side. Easily my favorite.
Kenny's was...well a more comical Starscream (though not too comical) but still did reflect a good amount of his hatred for Megatron and a good amount of sinister in it. Not in my top 3 but still good.
In the first Transformer movie I couldn't really hear him so can't him. THough in the second he did a great job.
Parker was.....alright at the best.
Ross did a good job. I like the line about a smoking ruin and he delivered it rather well.
Merluzzi is on the same boat as Parker.
Riegal is my second favorite. Like Dobson he showed Starscream's sinister side and anger. Also had a good amount of comical moments in the game.
I can't really decide on Hetherington, I would need to hear more. Sounds like it has potentional.
Blum's version....I don't really like. It does show Starscream's planning side but it doesn't feel like Starscream. On a related note this version doesn't look like Starscream. This might just be me.
Jacoson sounds a little awkard.
So my top three are:
1. Dobson
2. Adler
3. Riegel
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:26 PM on Sun Jul 3 2011
@Music Meister In Alder I forgot to put I can judge him for his Starscream role in the first movie
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:27 PM on Sun Jul 3 2011
@Music Meister And I mixed but Alder and Rigel in my listing. I'm off today XD
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:36 PM on Mon Jan 14 2013
@Music Meister How dare you, sir, Steve Blum is awesome. :-P
curtis13
said at 2:24 AM on Sat Jul 2 2011
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The top three that I like Are Of course Chris Latta I mean that's freaking Cobra Commander then comes Charlie Adler and Steve Blum
RabidSonicFan
said at 1:06 AM on Wed Jun 22 2011
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This one's even harder than Megatron! XD My favorites are Chris Latta, Michael Dobson, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, and Steven Blum. Doug Parker and Sam Riegel get honorable mentions, though (moreso Doug than Sam, but I digress).
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:57 PM on Thu May 19 2011
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Wheverever I read something of Starscream talking I hear Dobson's voice so he gets my vote.
Hendercrazy
said at 12:45 AM on Thu Apr 21 2011
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Chris Latta's take on Starscream is not only the original version and iconic... it's simply legendary in the voice acting industry period!

He created the unique characteristics that embody Starscream's voice and personality of being an annoyingly cowardly power hungry sidekick traitor who's obsessed with permanently becoming the leader of the Decepticons. Not that the other voice actors don't have awesome talent... just that it doesn't fit the high standards that Chris Latta set!

Then again, I'm a huge fan who grew up with Latta's voiceover work and I also love to do the voice as well. Check out the link to hear my take on ol' Starscream! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnLlE986MzU

Anyway, Chris gets my vote hands down... although Doug Parker's take gets honorable mention. :D
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 1:22 PM on Tue Nov 30 2010
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I grew up with Dobson as Starscream, and Latta's voice - although the stepping stone for what the character would always be - never really did it for me.

My main picks are Adler, Blum, Kenny and Dobson. Kenny does a great "pompous" Starscream, while Blum does a better "scheming" character, and Adler really nails the more subservient aspect of him.

It's a shame that some of the newer VC additions on pages like these probably won't get the "votes" that they deserve*. :( I'm sure that Steve Blum's Starscream - had it been in the VC earlier - would've been right up there with Dobson's or Kenny's.

*I'm not bashing the moderator's methods used for voting, simply commenting on the ill-timed/late addition (in my opinion) of one of the better Starscreams (Blum). :) If it's a newer show, then it obviously will be uploaded AFTER the previous incarnations.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:05 AM on Thu Jan 31 2013
@TylerMirage You underestimate the power of the Blum Faithful. ;-D
tomi (Guest)
said at 11:24 PM on Sun Nov 28 2010
I think, as far as from couple of preview episodes can tell, that Steve Blum does good Starscream( his Screamer sounds bit like Tom Kenny,s, ironically enough), and certainly i am grateful that Sam Regal didnt reprise from War for Cyberton.
g1starscream86 (Guest)
said at 8:57 PM on Sun Nov 7 2010
Latta's Starscream is suppose to be annoying.
That's how Starscream was meant to be.
But c'mon, It's like Mickey Mouse's voice...
Yeah it's annoying, but the character wouldn't be the same without it.
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 6:38 AM on Sun Nov 7 2010
I think that Chris Latta gets my vote just because he's so annoying but doesn't see himself as so. You can't really say on Charlie Adler because his voice changes; Tom Kenny is alright but not as great as people make him out to be.
g1starscream86 (Guest)
said at 5:43 PM on Thu Oct 28 2010
Chris Latta is by far the best Starscream. His voice was just perfect for everything that Starscream was... a backstabbing second-in-command that wanted his leader dead. And in my opinion, no one else even comes close.
At least not any of these "professional" voice actors. The only guy who even scratches the surface of what Starscream is is this guy named DR SMOOV on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hSF7ESD1Og He sound almost exactly like the late, great Chris Latta.
guillermo (Guest)
said at 11:48 AM on Sat Aug 7 2010
My thoughts:

1) Chris Latta: I'm a fan of Latta, and his voice is great.

2) Daniel Ross: I'm a good friend of Daniel Ross, and I was surprised with his voice. (He actually used G1 Starscream's voice but it was heavily processed).

3) Charlie Adler: His Starscream reminds me of his voice for the G1 Nebulan Vorath (Which actually sounded similar to Latta's Starscream).

4) Sam Riegel: I liked his darker take on Latta's voice.

5) Tom Kenny: Surprised with his Starscream.

Hint: I liked them all, except Jack Merluzzi.
Keldor (Guest)
said at 9:44 AM on Wed Jul 28 2010
Oh dear oh dear oh dear, Addler's voice is again just his Tex Herxx voice, how terrible.

I thank my lucky stars that I have never watched those garbage films that Bay made that are an insult to the name Transformers.

Anyway, Latta FTW.
markmarino (Guest)
said at 10:00 PM on Mon Jul 19 2010
ADLER is the Real and improved Starscream
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:22 AM on Fri Jul 2 2010
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If Sam Riegel's voice was a lot louder and a tad higher, it would have been better. I mean, that's why he's called Star"SCREAM"! I guess it does the job well though, but Chris Latta still reigns supreme.
tomi (Guest)
said at 4:16 PM on Thu Jul 1 2010
I am dissapointed to Sam Regal,s StarScream: it sounds too forced and not sneaky and sly enough.

Megatron:Either you,re bad actor, or you,re stupid!
Regal: I,M STUPID, I,M STUPID!
xero666 (Guest)
said at 7:36 PM on Sun Jun 27 2010
latta is the best hands down... hail starscream!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 4:19 AM on Sat Jun 26 2010
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@anonymous318 Wow I couldnt disagree with you more. I actually cannot listen to a clip of Kenny doing it without shutting it off. Latta Rules on this one sorry
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:07 AM on Tue Jan 22 2013
@OptimusSolo

Yeah, Kenny's is really annoying, but it's not like Latta's is any better.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:43 PM on Tue Jan 22 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Latta's is ten times better (in my opinion) and no it has nothing to do with nostalgia!
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 3:30 AM on Wed Jan 23 2013
@OptimusSolo They both suck. Especially when compared to the king, Steve Blum. ;-D
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:02 AM on Thu Jan 24 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight oh good lord...its getting too deep in here, I have to leave this conversation now
anonymous318 (Guest)
said at 12:02 AM on Sat Jun 26 2010
Tom Kenny FTW. PERIOD.
I know Chris Latta did the original, and I applaud him for that. But whenever his character speaks, I want to drown out his voice. And that sorta kills the character for me.
With Tom Kenny, yes the voice is still nasally and high-pitched, but at least it doesn't make me want to shove cork stoppers in my ears. To me, listening to G1 'Screamer is kinda like listening to a cat sharpen its' claws on a chalkboard.
anonymous (Guest)
said at 2:35 AM on Fri Jun 25 2010
1# Chris Latta
2# Tom Kenny
3# Charlie Adler
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:41 PM on Sat Jun 19 2010
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I disagree mark Chris Latta's Starscream is iconic and by far the best!
markmarino (Guest)
said at 11:08 PM on Fri Jun 18 2010
charles adler is the best villain voice ever to hear
spitfire (Guest)
said at 12:11 PM on Wed Jun 16 2010
Latta of course is the best but Doug parker comes second. hopefully he will speak starscream again.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:38 PM on Fri Apr 16 2010
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Chris Latta is the best, with Tom Kenny second.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 4:02 PM on Tue Mar 30 2010
@Tom Galvatron has been posted and Latta never voiced him.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 3:59 PM on Tue Mar 30 2010
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Everyone go vote for Latta as Cobra Commander now too!!! haha sorry had to, I feel that strongly about it
guillermo (Guest)
said at 9:00 PM on Fri Mar 19 2010
I agree with jonhardwick:

My friend Daniel deserves a place in here.
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 5:07 PM on Mon Feb 8 2010
when will you add daniel ross who voiced starscream in transformers 2007 video game.
tacoking (Guest)
said at 10:59 PM on Sat Dec 5 2009
Latta's voice defined the Starscream voice for every other generation. Out of the rest, I'd say Tom Kenny's SS definitely is 2nd best. No one expected much out of the guy that does Spongebob, lol.
TFG1Mike
said at 7:10 AM on Sat Nov 28 2009
Latta and kenny hands down.
maximaladyb (Guest)
said at 1:56 AM on Sat Nov 28 2009
Ahhh... finally a face to Mr Latta! He always has been and will be the original voice of Starscream.
Mr. Kenny does rather a good likeness of the Latta Starscream voice. So, kudos to Tom Kenny.

~Lady B
stevemegatron (Guest)
said at 10:04 AM on Fri Nov 27 2009
Latta for me will always be the best here. Although Tom Kenny did an excellent copy version of him.
tomi (Guest)
said at 8:07 AM on Sun Oct 4 2009
Chris Latta is the winner, mostly cause he was the first to voice Starscream. Tom Kenny was very decent successor.
Michael Dobson, i think, is not necessarilly the top one, but this is not to say he did bad, on the contrary: it is only that Starscream in Armada was a tragic antihero, and wasnt portrayed as truly villanous until Cybertron. My opinion on Charlie Adler is mixed: it had nice villanous taste on first movie, but in Revenge of the Fallen, it lost that metallic raspiness, although it is mostly Michael Bay,s and not Charlie,s fault.
Doug Parker,s voice however, is a different story, it sounds a way too high-pitched and hysterical to be buyed. Not to sound rash, but greatest idol is not always the greatest successor.
theolddays (Guest)
said at 8:50 AM on Fri Aug 28 2009
Parker n Latta hehe just love that cobra/screamer voice ^^
usernamegreat (Guest)
said at 6:06 PM on Fri Aug 7 2009
Parker does a really good Latta impression.
tom (Guest)
said at 7:14 PM on Fri Jul 24 2009
hi any chance you can post a galvatron compare,i cant work out if its chris latta or frank doing the voice in season 3
john (Guest)
said at 3:21 AM on Mon Jul 20 2009
Doug Parker did a great job imitating Chris Latta's Starscream.
batsy2 (Guest)
said at 11:30 PM on Sun Jul 12 2009
add starscream from revenge of the fallen because charlie adler's starscream sounds diffrent the first film
jmsnyder (Guest)
said at 1:27 AM on Thu Jun 18 2009
Any other than Latta is just an homage to his original performance.
saphiro01 (Guest)
said at 7:19 PM on Sun May 31 2009
You forgot about Starscream's Cameo appearance on Transformers Beast Wars. If I'm not mistaken that was the Same Voice Actor who played Terrorsaur : Doug Parker.
patzo3000 (Guest)
said at 4:21 PM on Sat May 9 2009
Latta.But Kenny is in a VERY VERY VEERY close second. There needs a page for Soundwave.
loopa (Guest)
said at 5:22 PM on Wed May 6 2009
chris latta, may your soul scream in the stars. corny....anyway, he rules!!! nobody beats the best. that said, the other two are pretty good, but i will always love chris latta as number one!
sano (Guest)
said at 8:26 PM on Sun Apr 26 2009
Chris Latta easy but the other two are very good. Same deal with Cobra Commander, they seem to always find people that can imitate his voice well enough and that's all that I ask for. RIP Chris Latta.
flint (Guest)
said at 11:29 AM on Tue Apr 21 2009
Latta reigns supreme. He gave us 2 of the most memorable characters of the 80's and will be forever remembered for them. Tom Kenny does give a great performance, inspired imitation of Mr. Latta.
willow (Guest)
said at 3:46 PM on Mon Apr 20 2009
#1. Tom Kenny
#2. Chris Latta
thomas (Guest)
said at 7:36 PM on Mon Apr 13 2009
They all sound like pussycats to me.
thomas (Guest)
said at 6:25 PM on Sat Apr 11 2009
It doesn't really matter who's the best we all kow this they are all very squeaking and ANNOYING.
thomas (Guest)
said at 4:43 PM on Sat Apr 11 2009
OK, thats just cruel.


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