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

Vanderkam is one of the secondary antagonists of the Xenosaga Game whom first appeared in the original game in the series. Vanderkam is a Lieutenant in the Galaxy Federation whom was known for having a large purple X on his face and is infamous for being VERY abusive to his employees. However Vanderkam is actually a Lieutenant in the U-TIC Corporation whom was posing as a Galaxy Federation officer and is working with fellow U-TIC employee Andrew Cherenkov on the ship Woglinde. However unlike most of the other characters in the series while Vanderkam survived the first game his status is unknown over the course of the 2nd game.  
Created by Pokejedservo on Feb 11 2012
Special thanks to NCZ for additional sound clips.
Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (2003)
VanderkamBob Papenbrook
Bob Papenbrook
Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose (2005)
VanderkamKeith Szarabajka
Keith Szarabajka
Xenosaga: The Animation (2007)
VanderkamGeorge Manley
George Manley


Today on the Xenosaga VC section we take a look at this big bald Mr. X here... VANDERKAM! Now lets take a look here...

Bob Papenbrook- Ah yes the late great Bob Papenbrook was a natural choice for this role as his gruff voice for the role was very suiting for this role as his performance suited Vanderkam's violent nature rather well. So in other words its a great example of Bob's voice work and of the voice work in the games.

George Manley- George was also a very natural choice for the role as well as he too can do a suitably gruff and hard-edged voice for the role as well. While Vanderkam's lines were somewhat shortened in the anime George's performance for the role also suited Vanderkam's harsh persona rather well. So in other words George's work as Vanderkam was a good example of his work and of the voice work in the show.

Keith Szarabajka- While the southern accent did seem a little strange at first but it grew on me fairly quickly anyways Keith seems to be really playing Vanderkam as an old fashioned Army Drill Sargeant. Anyways Keith's performance was very energetic as it suited Vanderkam's angry and abusive persona rather well and is a pretty good example of the voice work in the game.

Overall all of these guys are good, I suppose I will go with Bob Papenbrook a bit more but George and Keith were good as well.



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said at 12:45 PM on Thu Dec 11 2014
Is it just me, or does Keith Szarabajka sound like R. Lee Ermey?

Anyway, I'm going with Papenbrook on this one.
said at 8:47 PM on Fri May 23 2014
Bob Papenbrook truly is THE voice of Vanderkam.
said at 2:21 PM on Sat Feb 11 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
Obviously Papenbrook. Rest in Peace, Bob Papenbrook... :'(
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Bob Papenbrook
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