Bill Martin

Bill Martin

Date Of Death: Jan 27, 2016

Popularity: 2,486th All Time, 2,640th This Week

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Credits On BTVA: 17 Roles from 14 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]
Additional Voice Credits on BTVA: 1

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said at 2:00 PM on Sun Feb 7 2016
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He was a pretty good voice for The Shredder, even if he didn't really sound much like James Avery.

He also had a rather impressive vocal range, I saw a clip of the episode of Amazing Stories where Bill Martin made an small appearance as a very baffled security guard (which is where his profile picture is from) and Bill sounds absolutely nothing like his Shredder there, he had a far lighter and more soft spoken voice, that was a pretty surreal moment for me.

It would have been cool for him to reprise as 80's cartoon Shredder for the upcoming crossover episode between the 2012 Nick Turtles and the Classic 80's Turtles...alas.

RIP Bill Martin!
said at 8:26 PM on Fri Feb 19 2016
@Autovolt Who knows? Maybe they've recorded it already.
said at 8:45 PM on Mon Feb 1 2016
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RIP another Shredder plus Broadside
said at 6:35 PM on Mon Feb 1 2016
RIP Korgan Bloodaxe
Axem Red
said at 3:16 PM on Mon Feb 1 2016
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He's dead?! Aww man.. I loved his Shredder.
said at 12:43 PM on Mon Feb 1 2016
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Oh and dang it it took me forever to calm down Krang, Bebop, and Rocksteady about James Avery...
said at 12:40 PM on Mon Feb 1 2016
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RIP Bill Martin.

His Shredder really left a big impact on me. Not only did he managed to be a great replacement for James Avery, but he also made the role his own.
said at 12:03 PM on Mon Feb 1 2016
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And I was hoping he'd reprise Shredders...

Say hi to James Avery for us, sure you'll have great stories to tell each other.
said at 2:14 AM on Mon Feb 1 2016
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Sad that he had passed away recently. I felt that he was incredibly underrated and made a damn good replacement for James Avery as Shredder RIP
said at 7:55 AM on Tue Dec 8 2015
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This guy's pretty criminally underrated, IMO. I mean, I really liked him as Broadside and Shredder.

Broadside's character was one of those that the writers didn't seem to know what to do with him and kept changing personality between episodes. Nevertheless, Bill managed to deliver a good performance to each personality Broadside had in each of his four speaking appearances.

As Shredder, however, Bill had a big advantage compared to his predecessor James Avery. When Bill took over, Shredder became a much more serious threat and Bill really managed to make Shredder sound a lot more menacing while also retaining Avery's comedic essence. Plus, I always had fun hearing Bill's Shredder talking with Pat Fraley's Krang. So these are the reasons why I feel Bill was the best Avery replacement, because he didn't just do an impression, but he also made the role his own.

Overall, I think Bill really is an underrated and underused performer.
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