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


Created by Foxwolf on Sun Apr 19 2009, 112 Comments, Add Comment
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Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Ultra MagnusRobert Stack
Robert Stack
Transformers (1984)
Ultra MagnusJack Angel
Jack Angel
Transformers Animated (2007)
Ultra MagnusJeff Bennett
Jeff Bennett
Transformers Robots In Disguise (2001)
Ultra MagnusKim Strauss
Kim Strauss
The Transformers (2003)
Ultra MagnusBarry Gjerde
Barry Gjerde
Transformers: Prime (2010)
Ultra MagnusMichael Ironside
Michael Ironside

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30Rockefeller
said at 6:31 PM on Mon Mar 10 2014
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Do you guys think Kevin Conroy should do Ultra Magnus?
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 1:58 PM on Tue Nov 26 2013
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I like Robert Stack the best. Michael Ironside was a little bland to me outside of his voice just being cool in general. Jeff Bennett is okay, but it sounds a little goofy to me. Jack Angel isn't that distinct, IMO.
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 3:38 PM on Tue Nov 26 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I completely understand your judgment, but I still beg to differ. Ironside fit the bill well. Stack has a more distinctive emotional range in the role than Ironside in his. But in all honesty, as much as I love Stack as Magnus, I felt more emotion and personality from Ironside than I did with stack. For me, there's a big difference being BEING bland-like and SOUNDING bland-like.

But that's my two cents anyways.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 4:13 PM on Tue Nov 26 2013
@DreamMaster08X I kept that in mind when I judged the performances. But the problem is that they have two very distinct characterizations and it's ends up being pretty subjective. I preferred Magnus' characterization in TF: The Movie. I liked his mature, but emotive and friendly sound more. As much as I liked Michael Ironside as a casting choice, I felt the range of tone and emotions he was allowed to portray given the material for his character in particular was kinda bland and uninteresting on the whole, holding back his talent. Had Ironside been given the chance to portray a few different emotions besides the honorable, commanding and tough act I remember from him I'm sure he would have excelled in the role perfectly.

I don't know any other way to put it, but I didn't think Magnus was a very interesting character in Prime, despite Ironside being a perfect casting choice. That's just my preference though.
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 4:28 PM on Tue Nov 26 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Different ends of the spectrum. VCs are purely subjective after all. :)
Starscreamsfan
said at 9:31 AM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I prefer Angel. Don't get me wrong, I like Stack and Ironside, their performances are superb, but their versions of the characters were the result of scriptwriters being very abusive with the character (Ironside's Magnus is just a damsel-in-distress!!!).

Stack's Magnus gets easily slaughtered by the Sweeps and he didn't do an awful lot.

Ironside nailed the character perfectly, but I found his particular incarnation of Magnus excessively and unfairly weak (He used his ship an awful lot, he got his hand stomped by Predaking and he had to be rescued by Optimus Prime every time he was battling). He even was awfully damaged in Predacons Rising and is in the repair bay for almost the entire film.

Angel's Magnus was perfectly written and developed. He could take on almost anyone (Galvatron, Cyclonus, the Dweller, etc.). He's even handy with mechanical stuff (i.e.: He quickly repairs Omega Supreme while the others distract the Decepticons in The Big Broadcast of 2006).

It's just my opinion, but everytime I think of Magnus, Jack Angel's performance immediately comes to my mind :)
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 5:56 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@Starscreamsfan That's cool. I like Robert Stack's voice the most out of them but I'm sure Jack did a great job too even if I haven't seen his work on the character yet.
Starscreamsfan
said at 4:22 AM on Fri Nov 22 2013
Angel is MAGNUS!!!! His performance is fantastic.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:01 AM on Wed Oct 16 2013
IMDb and TF Wiki say that Jamieson Price voiced Magnus in War for Cybertron DS version. Are there any clips of him if that's true? If he hasn't played him, then he really needs too, cuz he would be great. Possibly my second fave after Robert Stack.
Starscreamsfan
said at 3:51 AM on Fri Nov 22 2013
@Polyester Funk I have some clips of Price's Magnus along with other DS exclusive characters, but I still haven't converted them.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:31 AM on Sat Nov 23 2013
@Starscreamsfan Oh cool! Glad to know it's true he played him. I'm not a gamer so I'd love to hear Price play him in a series. He's a great choice for him IMO
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 4:52 PM on Sun Sep 22 2013
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Ultra Magnus: another reason on why Transformers Prime has some of the best voice acting ever.

I like Angel and Bennett, and I love Stack, but Ironside in his casted series is about as close to perfection as you can get. He's cold and caculated (like IDW's Prowl), but there's a great sense of honor within him just like oyu would see with a true war veteran. Just because TFP was the most recent show doesn't mean I voted solely because of that reason. They just happened to have the better casting, IMHO.

So, in this case, Ironside wins the vote.
Legacyman
said at 4:26 PM on Wed Sep 11 2013
I have to say Kim Strauss is my favorite voice of Ultra Magnus. No offense, but he was the first voice of Ultra Magnus I knew of when I was a kid. That's just the way I remember the character.
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 8:29 AM on Wed Oct 16 2013
@Legacyman I don't think any offense should be taken at all. I completely understand your point. I mean, yeah, it's hard NOT to vote for a childhood favorite, isn't it?
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 7:32 PM on Fri Sep 6 2013
If Stack had more dialogue than that in the movie, perhaps now would be a good time to update his clip so that he has a more firm holding in this poll. It's barely ever that a non-Prime VA holds the popular vote around here, and I'd rather not let that honor slip now ;)
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:44 AM on Mon Sep 23 2013
@CatsTuxedo

Too late for that now.
pokemastanumba1
said at 7:18 PM on Wed Sep 25 2013
I do have to admit, it did take me by surprise at how many votes Michael Ironside had gotten once he was added, he and Stack were already neck-and-neck in a matter of a couple days. Though, since he doesn't have that much of a lead now, I don't think it's that big a deal, especially compared to some other VCs, like Starscream.
Metabad
said at 8:47 AM on Thu Sep 26 2013
@pokemastanumba1 http://mrwgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Seth-Cohen-Facepalm-Reaction-Gif.gif
bumblebeebug
said at 7:58 AM on Mon Jul 29 2013
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I pick Michael Ironside, but not simply because he was in Transformers Prime. I like him because he sounds like he has roughly the same age and experience as Optimus Prime, which is what I think the second in command of the Autobots should be.

People who simply vote for the most recent actor have no common sense.
Aussieroth
said at 8:27 PM on Mon Aug 5 2013
@bumblebeebug Amen and same reason
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:01 AM on Thu Aug 8 2013
@bumblebeebug Well put, regarding your "same age and experience as Optimus"-comment. That's how I viewed them in TFP. They're sort of like two sides of the same coin. Two equally powerful and commanding leaders, who have slightly differing methods on how to control their troops. One is more strict, the other is more personable.
Scooby-Dooby-Doo
said at 10:43 AM on Fri Jul 5 2013
Stack and Ironside are so tied up.
Fulgore2005
said at 3:02 PM on Wed Jun 12 2013
No one is better than Stack IMO.
Aussieroth
said at 7:28 PM on Sun Jun 23 2013
@Fulgore2005 Perhaps not but I think Ironside matches him
mastershock99
said at 3:58 PM on Fri May 3 2013
Michael ironside for the win
coolgeek176
said at 10:06 AM on Tue Apr 16 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
I thought Ironside would be winning by now.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:51 AM on Wed Apr 17 2013
@coolgeek176 *waits for "DERP TF PRIME ISN'T SO ALMIGHTY AFTER ALL" posts*
Fulgore2005
said at 9:32 PM on Wed Jul 24 2013
@coolgeek176 Well, Michael is winning now.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:34 PM on Mon Apr 15 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Whoa, Stack and Ironside are tied...
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:25 AM on Mon May 6 2013
@TylerMirage Yea, we have a lot of members that just vote for all of the actors in the most modern series without even listening to the other performances unfortunately. Ironside's version is great don't get me wrong. I slightly prefer Stack on this one though.
Sarujo
said at 3:08 PM on Fri Apr 12 2013
I'm sticking with Mr Unsolved Mysteries. Ironside is okay too.
gtnish>7
said at 2:13 PM on Fri Apr 12 2013
We have *GOT* to get M.I. to voice the G2 comics version of Jhiaxus.
coolgeek176
said at 8:34 PM on Tue Apr 9 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
I'm gonna go with Robert Stack.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:00 PM on Tue Apr 9 2013
Eh, I prefer Kim
Anicomicgeek
said at 2:35 PM on Tue Apr 9 2013
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I'm gonna change my vote to Michael Ironside. He does sound like what you'd expect a character who in a lot of continuities is the leader of a group like the Wreckers and the by-the-bookIDW version of Magnus to sound like.
VctrBnsn
said at 1:03 PM on Tue Apr 9 2013
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It is so cool to see Michael Ironside in animation again. Going to go on the TP Prime bandwagon and vote for him.
Torak
said at 6:04 AM on Tue Apr 9 2013
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Oh man, I can't decide this one!

Robert, Jeff or Micheal... one of you three!
Torak
said at 2:44 PM on Sat May 11 2013
@Torak Oh and for the record, I liked them all. ^_^
(Yes even Barry Gjerde!)
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:18 AM on Tue Apr 9 2013
 5 Shout Outs! [?]
After comparing Jeff Bennett's and Michael Ironside's, I find myself preferring Ironside's version of Ultra Magnus, so I'm changing my vote to him.

Yes, once again I'm voting for the TF Prime actor. Anyone got a problem with that? Too bad. Deal with it.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:26 AM on Mon May 6 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I just love how your comment reveals that you once again won't even consider an actor from any 80s incarnation no matter how great their performance is.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:33 AM on Mon May 6 2013
@OptimusSolo Deal with it.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:05 PM on Mon May 6 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight How open-minded.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 7:00 PM on Mon May 6 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight ha nothing really to 'deal with' I was just making an observation. You are the one that has to deal with either being a closed minded or open minded person your whole life.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:26 AM on Tue May 7 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Oh look, three people ganging up on me.
VctrBnsn
said at 3:06 PM on Tue May 7 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I don't see the problem. I was a G1 fan myself, and I listened to all the clips. Robert Stack is great, Jeff Bennett was fine too. But even with that, listening to Michael Ironside act blew me away. I appreciate the older series, in fact, I love them. But writing has gone a long way from then. Not all the characters are cardboard cutouts of each other, nor are the voices. This version was well written, well developed, and wonderfully acted. I didn't choose him simply because he was new, I chose him because I legitamently felt he was superior. I probably would have voted for Peter Cullan and Frank Welker as OP and Megatron, even if they weren't in the new stuff. Thats because I felt they were the best as the characters, even back then. UM, I just prefer Michael.
VctrBnsn
said at 3:16 PM on Tue May 7 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Plus, I've noticed you don't always go for the newst guy. Young Justice is great, and has many great voices, but does that mean you like Nolan North's Superman over Tim Daly or George Newborn, or Bruce Greenwood's Batman to Kevin Conroy's, Brent Spiner's Joker to Mark Hamill, David Sobobov's Lobo to Brad Garrett's, Wentworth Miller's Deathstroke to Ron Perlman's, Logan Grove's Beast Boy to Greg Cipes, I can go on and on, George Eads Flash to Michael Rosenbaum's, Kevin Michael Richardson's Martian Manhunter to....
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:49 PM on Tue May 7 2013
@VctrBnsn That's fair. The thing is, you're not deliberately ignoring someone solely because it's from the '80s.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:59 PM on Tue May 7 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Perhaps it's a hint.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:48 PM on Tue May 7 2013
@NCZ Nice intimidation tactics, guys.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:58 PM on Tue May 7 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Intimidation? Oh, no. I was merely implying that if you feel like you're being "ganged-up on" (i.e. people are calling you out on a close-minded/hypocritical statement), it could possibly be a sign to reconsider your outlook. Possibly.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:06 PM on Tue May 7 2013
@NCZ ...that made no sense.
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:31 PM on Tue May 7 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Just because you like a certain show the best, that doesn't necessarily mean you always vote for the VA from that show. Voice compares are all about each individual performance, it does not matter which show you like the best.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:48 PM on Tue May 7 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight My condolences if you were inadequately capable of comprehending my terminology. I must acquiesce with the ideology that objective, non-prejudiced thinking with absence of hypocrisy, as well as fully interpreting text are skills absent in many.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:55 AM on Wed May 8 2013
@NCZ Ah crap. I was trying to end an argument, not create another. Vengeance likes TF Prime, as do I. And people often do vote for the voice that comes from there favorite show. But that's not the only reason why. Young Justice is my favorite show, and I didn't vote for Brent Spiner's Joker. If someone likes a voice more than other's, that is there opinion. He may be a bit hard headed, but in the end, it's his opinion, and that is something we are all entitled to. Come on, Michael Ironside did a great job, and this is coming from a fan of G1.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:02 AM on Wed May 8 2013
@VctrBnsn BTW, I really enjoy TF Prime, and I do believe the voice acting is superior to others, but that doesn't mean I always go for the Prime guy. On Bulkhead's compare, I went with Bill Fagerbakke because I felt KMR has used that voice way to many times. Not that he was bad, I just felt Bill gave a more unique performance (even if it basically is just his Broadway, heck, any of his non Patrick characters). And TFA is my least favorite TF series out of G1 and Prime (I never saw the other shows).
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:22 AM on Thu May 9 2013
@VctrBnsn and this is why NO ONE is giving YOU a hard time :) - You objectively look at each performance and judge it regardless of the show it came from. If everyone took your approach the site would be better for it!! I appreciate the thought you put into your votes and decisions so don't take any of our comments in the wrong way. VKnight just has a history of being very closed minded and he refuses to vote for anything that came along prior to 1990 because he has a warped idea on things that happened before he was born or something apparently. Not really sure what his justification is otherwise
VctrBnsn
said at 10:11 AM on Thu May 9 2013
@OptimusSolo Generation I guess. I'm his age and grew up with a lot of the shows he watched, and watches a lot of the shows he currently watches. But I also was introduced to many 80's and 90's cartoons at that age through reruns, so I still feel a nostalgic connection to them, even if I wasn't alive in that era. But, I also have nostalgic attachment to newer series and fully enjoy current stuff. I look back and see that, yeah, voice acting has come a long way, but I still enjoy the performance. VKnight, I guess, just see's it as corny, and disregards it.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:23 AM on Thu May 9 2013
@OptimusSolo But I will admit, I am guilty in TF compares, of usually not listening to the voice clips if they aren't from G1, TFA, TFP, the films, or the recent Cybertron games. I wasn't exposed to the other stuff. VKnight probably does that too.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:02 PM on Thu May 9 2013
@VctrBnsn I'm not sure what you mean by 'voice acting has come a long way' If anything I would say that it has degraded in quality over time. The art of voice acting really hasn't changed much in reality though. Its not like the animation or visual aspects of cartoons. The act of voicing a character is in essence the same today as it was yesterday and it will be tomorrow. The voice actors today can't hold a candle to many of the legends from back in the day though.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:50 PM on Thu May 9 2013
@OptimusSolo Yah, your right. We may have some great talent today, but are any of them as great as Mel Blanc, or even the likes of Don Messick and such, not to mention living legends like Frank Welker and June Foray, who have benn at it for a long time. But that comment did kinda go against one of my main principles, voice acting is half the actor, half the material. Maybe at the time I was thinking of some writing from older series' that have been sorta lackluster, but like I said, it's a generation thing, and I'm just a kid.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:55 PM on Thu May 9 2013
@VctrBnsn Fair enough ;) - Although you also committed a big crime in that last comment that happens way too often. You mentioned Mel Blanc without mentioning Daws Butler haha - Sorry, I always have to come to his defense when people leave him out of 'legend' discussions! ;)
VctrBnsn
said at 11:01 PM on Thu May 9 2013
@OptimusSolo No! How can I forget Yogi Bear?!
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 2:25 AM on Sun Jul 14 2013
@OptimusSolo It's no secret (especially to you) that I'm not all that fond (to put it mildly) of most 70's and 80's stuff either, but at least my distaste for it comes from the executives and market testers in charge at that time forcing down the quality in all aspects of animation and harboring a general disrespect for their audience. VK, to me, just comes off as someone who votes for the newer voices just because it'd be the "cool" thing to do.

But I admit, when I was his age (I'm about 3-4 years older than him), I was in a similar phase as he is; I latched onto modern, thoughtful stuff at that time only because it seemed like more effort was being put in it. Only later on did I learn to respect fun-loving, unfiltered entertainers (i.e. VAs and animators) for what they put out, and I'm kind of hoping VK can somehow grow out of his phase as well.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:22 AM on Mon Jul 22 2013
@CatsTuxedo My only problem with your continued comments on the 70s and 80s is that they are based not in fact but in your own 'opinion' of what the execs etc were doing. I never once felt disrespected and I WAS the target audience!
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 3:07 AM on Mon Jul 22 2013
@OptimusSolo As much as I'd like to discuss that topic further, I recognize that it's time I quit complaining about stuff that doesn't matter anymore. Besides, I only brought that up again to make a point about VK.
Starscreamsfan
said at 7:10 AM on Sat Nov 30 2013
Even though I mostly vote for G1 (sometimes Prime, sometimes the Unicron Trilogy), I really respect the efforts of other VAs. I vote for G1 mainly because of the impact it had on me and for the high quality of its voice acting. Indeed, many characters, lacking any significant plot developments or screen time, were brought to life solely by their unique voices and inflection styles.

Thanks TFWiki for doing my talking.

But I also hear the other voice clips and kinda take the VAs into consideration, if I could vote for more than just one. I've heard a lot of strong performances in other continuities over the years, but when I think of a character, the G1 incarnation is always fixed in my mind. But I don't go "this guy's awesome, the others are crap". I really respect every VA that takes a crack at a role :)
Aussieroth
said at 12:24 AM on Tue Apr 9 2013
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................ Ok, Michael is a perfect choice for Ultra Magnus, but he also gets the best writing in any of the series so he has a huge, practically unfair, advantage XD

That said, my cote goes to him because... Well, let's put it this way: Robert Stack revolutionized U.M., Jack continued it, Jeff furthered it and Michael perfected it.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:25 AM on Tue May 7 2013
@Aussieroth Life is unfair. ;-)
LordofEvil96
said at 10:03 PM on Mon Apr 8 2013
 6 Shout Outs! [?]
Brace yourselves. The prime votes are coming.
pete
said at 10:00 PM on Mon Apr 8 2013
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
Let the Prime votes hit the floor, Let the Prime votes hit the floor.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:42 PM on Mon Apr 8 2013
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
I like Michael Ironside's Magnus, but he comes off as a bit one note to me. Sort of a guy who's gotten arrogant due to his position and has his head shoved... I'll stop. Don't get me wrong, I do like Michael's acting, but I don't care for this version of the character so far.
KZN02
said at 11:23 PM on Mon Apr 8 2013
@Nightmare Crusher I don't find it arrogant so much as strict, "by the book". I think that's based on a certain version of Ultra Magnus.
Aussieroth
said at 12:34 AM on Tue Apr 9 2013
@KZN02 Indeed. The story writers gladly admit their love for TF: Animated (which is a redundant title when you think about it.) Bulkhead anyone?
KZN02
said at 1:13 AM on Tue Apr 9 2013
@Aussieroth Um, according to TF Wiki, that aspect came from the comics, not Animated.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:43 AM on Tue Apr 9 2013
@KZN02 Is he? Well even then I prefer Jeff Bennett's version for that.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:06 AM on Tue Apr 9 2013
@Nightmare Crusher It's only been one episode.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:30 PM on Tue Apr 9 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight So? Am I supposed to judge the character based on what he could be? I am judging what I have been given. Maybe he'll turn out better, maybe he'll turn out to be worse, or maybe he'll end up exactly the same. IF some change occurs then I will reevaluate my opinion. As it stands NOW, I prefer Jeff Bennett for a similar version and Robert Stack overall.
Aussieroth
said at 7:59 PM on Tue Apr 9 2013
@KZN02 Ah, ok then.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:26 PM on Fri Apr 12 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Alrighty then.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:06 PM on Mon Apr 8 2013
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They should've got Michael Ironside to play Ironhide. His voice'd fit him much better, and hey, pun. Since Ironhide was named after the TV show "Ironside", it'd take him full circle!
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:07 PM on Mon Apr 8 2013
@NCZ Whenever I go to type "Ironside", I nearly always type "Ironhide", ha ha. And I've always thought that Ironhide would make a great Ironside. Wait...
KZN02
said at 9:02 PM on Mon Apr 8 2013
Is there anyone who can't deal with all these voice actors?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:03 PM on Mon Apr 8 2013
@KZN02 Magnus himself probably can't.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:15 PM on Mon Apr 8 2013
@NCZ I dunno, Animated Magnus is BOSS. :D He can handle pretty much anything thrown at him. (Well, despite having him nearly taken offline by a sneak attack from Shockwave...). As much as the "can't deal with that right now"-joke flies with Stack's Magnus, Animated Magnus strikes me as the kind of character that can deal with anything and everything.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:40 PM on Tue Apr 9 2013
@TylerMirage It's gotta be that hammer. That hammer is awesome.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:01 PM on Mon Apr 8 2013
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Hmm, I think Michael Ironside's version of Magnus is too tough. He doesn't have the warmth that Robert Stack had.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:19 PM on Mon Apr 8 2013
@NCZ I agree, but that's the thing - TFP Magnus *isn't* supposed to be the more warm and caring character that Stack's Magnus was. Ironside Magnus is a tough and no-nonsense character. He tows the line and he expects everyone else to do so as well. When he corrects nearly every character when they don't address him with "sir", then you know this is one serious guy. No joking around, it's ALWAYS business time for him. And I sort of like that about this version.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:28 AM on Tue Apr 9 2013
@TylerMirage I thought so. But, eh, it kinda feels like Prime already has enough "tough, no-nonsense characters". I can see the benefits of both sides, but I find the more caring personality to be more appealing.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:30 PM on Tue Apr 9 2013
@NCZ To me, Optimus and Arcee are really the only "tough, no-nonsense" Autobots, and even then, Arcee still manages to crack a smile a lot of the time. Wheeljack is tough, but he's a lone-wolf kind of guy. Does what he wants. Wolverine, if you will. He's hardly no-nonsense. Bumblebee and Bulkhead are light-hearted enough, Smokescreen is the young, naive kid of the group, Cliffjumper is similar to Wheeljack in the sense that he's able to have fun. Ultra Magnus is just a different kind of "tough, no-nonsense".
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:40 PM on Tue Apr 9 2013
@TylerMirage Shows what I know. I haven't watched Prime at all in a long time (last I saw was Shadowzone and the season 1 finale). I didn't watch much TV at the time, so the show kept falling through the cracks and eventually I kinda lost interest. I'm horrible, I know.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:22 AM on Wed Apr 10 2013
@NCZ Well, to be blunt, I don't blame you for losing interest. *runs and hides*
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:46 AM on Thu Apr 11 2013
@TylerMirage

*cocks gun* Time to go TM-hunting! >:-D
skeletonking1234
said at 8:59 PM on Mon Apr 8 2013
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This whole VC is going to change really quick just because of Ironside. I do think he is the new best performance, I just don't think he should out class Bennetts or Stacks performance
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:26 AM on Sat Apr 6 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
I have a sneaking suspicion that the tides are about to be turned... ;)
Darklion
said at 10:36 PM on Sun Mar 31 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
stack is good back then
bennett is good for our generation
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:05 AM on Thu Mar 28 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Robert Stack is definitely my favourite. Magnus is a big but nice guy who's a leader figure, and Robert gives him that perfect deep, commanding, but warm voice. His acting was also really good; most accomplished on-screen actors would consider something like Transformers beneath them (see Orson Welles), but he didn't phone it in and according to Flint Dille, he actually genuinely enjoyed working on the movie. So that alone gets him a lot of respect from me.

I also really liked Kim Strauss (he'd be second place), and Jeff Bennett did a pretty great job adapting Robert's voice to a more aged version of Magnus.
skeletonking1234
said at 4:32 PM on Wed Mar 27 2013
I can't wait for Michael Ironside to voice him.
pete
said at 9:12 PM on Sat Mar 23 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
I'm gonna wait till Michael Ironside is added
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:04 PM on Sat Mar 23 2013
@pete Seconded.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 5:11 PM on Mon Feb 4 2013
Oh man, this is a tough choice. Stack was great, but Bennett had a similarly awesome authoritative feel to his. I think I might have to vote Stack on this one.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:01 AM on Sun Jan 20 2013
I'm gonna go with Jeff Bennett for Ultra Magnus.
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:10 PM on Tue Apr 17 2012
Going to go with the late Robert Stack as Ultra Magnus, though Jack Angel, Kim Strauss, and Jeff Bennett were also good.
ROBERT
said at 8:03 AM on Mon Aug 15 2011
ROBERT STACK AS THE VOICE OF ULTRA MAGNUS
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 6:29 AM on Sun Nov 7 2010
Robert Stack. He's a classic.
guillermo (Guest)
said at 7:29 PM on Mon Aug 9 2010
My Thoughts:

1) Jack Angel: I liked his Ultra Magnus voice. It's very similar to Robert Stack, the only difference is that Angel delivered more lines than Mr. Stack.

2) Robert Stack: Superb as Magnus' voice, but because of his popularity as a well-known actor, he was only in the movie as a special guest actor, which is lame.

3) Barry Gjerde: I was impressed with him, his voice of Magnus it's like an experienced and seasoned warrior, which is cool.

4) Jeff Bennett: Man, he makes a great Unsolved Mysteries-era Stack impression, making his voice memorable.

5) Kim Strauss: Not bad, he performed a great rebel Magnus.
maximaladyb (Guest)
said at 1:52 AM on Sat Nov 28 2009
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Robert Stack is a Hollywood icon and having his voice as Magnus is perfect.
I have to hand it to Mr. Bennett.. he's pretty close to Stack's voice. Kudo's to him.

~Lady B
usernamegreat (Guest)
said at 7:17 AM on Thu Aug 13 2009
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Jeff Bennett does the best job of the character in my opinion, communicating the character as a straightforward authority figure very well.

Robert Stack is almost just as good in his version of the character. Jack Angel is decent but not nearly as good as Stack which can be expected due to having to take over an established character voice.

Strauss's isn't great which I'd put down to the nature of dubbing.
Keldor (Guest)
said at 4:24 PM on Sun Jul 26 2009
Robert Stack.
raynre1 (Guest)
said at 4:57 PM on Tue Jul 21 2009
interesting how they made magnus primes brother in RID
aul (Guest)
said at 12:38 PM on Tue Apr 21 2009
Jeff Bennett has an incredible presence and just as mentioned above, does a great job of trying to give us a Robert stack feel.
flint (Guest)
said at 11:31 AM on Tue Apr 21 2009
Jeff Bennett does an amazing Robert Stack Impression.
willow (Guest)
said at 3:57 PM on Mon Apr 20 2009
Robert Stack FTW!


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