Jeff Winkless

Jeff Winkless

Date Of Birth: Jun 2, 1941
Birth Place: Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Date Of Death: Jun 26, 2006

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Credits On BTVA: 17 Roles from 15 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 8:40 AM on Sun Jun 10 2018
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Jeff was such a talent he was great as Crystal Boy, Count Magnus Lee, Captain Nemo, and Kato Yasunori
said at 12:21 PM on Sun Jun 26 2016
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I can't believe it's been 10 years to the day since the passing of Jeff Winkless.

RIP Jeff Winkless.

Your really epic sounding voice will be missed.
said at 8:06 PM on Thu Jun 2 2016
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Happy birthday and RIP Jeff Winkless!!!

He was great as Sinestro in the Lost Episodes season of the SuperFriends cartoon.
said at 1:21 PM on Thu Jun 2 2016
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Happy birthday and RIP Jeff. You had a cool voice, especially as Captain Nemo.
said at 9:05 PM on Mon Mar 21 2016
said at 5:48 AM on Fri Dec 12 2014
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He looks so surprised in his photo
said at 12:09 PM on Fri Dec 12 2014
@HienFan It's his character's death scene in The Nest.
said at 12:51 PM on Thu May 9 2013
Jeff Winkless is a hit and miss voice actor for me. He has done some solid work; his turn as Nemo in the Streamline dub of "Nadia", although not as memorable as Ev Lunning's to me, is appropriately solid and mysterious, and his turn as Jodo in the "Castle of Cagliostro" Streamline dub isn't too bad either. On the other hand, his turn as the evil Count Magnus Lee in "Vampire Hunter D" was rather laughable and cheesy. His dreadfully robotic Muska in the '80s dub of "Castle in the Sky" is even worse; absolutely devoid of any genuine malice or subtle evil. Seriously! It just makes Mark Hamill's more animated take that much better by comparison, also proving that copying the Japanese VA's vocal stylings (as defenders of this older dub have attempted to counter) does not a good performance make.

But those two bad vocal performances are not his fault; bad voice direction and rushed time constraints are the real culprits. Given the circumstances, he had the potential to turn out good work, but he could also turn out misfires as well. I think I'll have to hear better examples of his voice acting to get a better opinion of him, because so far, my experiences of him have been mixed.
said at 2:24 PM on Thu May 9 2013
@JTurner Hey there, I tried posting this in your visitor messages, and tried PMing you about it as well. But I guess for whatever reason you didn't catch it, so I figure I'll just copy and paste it here.

Sorry if I'm being a little forward, blunt, or a bit obsessive here. I don't mean to bother you at all, it's just that I've been listening to a lot of Jeff Winkless' performances as of late and I figure I should shed some light on some of them. So here it is again:

"Just stumbled across this thread you made:

I know you made it a few years ago and seeing as how I don't have an account there, nor do I want to make one just to bump an old thread, I figured I'd respond here.

Anyways, you can hear a few of his performances here:

I like them all, though if you were to ask me to pick a favorite, it would have to be a three-way tie between Crystal Boy, Black King and Captain Nemo. The second one in particular has a FANTASTIC evil laugh and the first one is the first role I have ever heard from him. (and he's certainly a lot better than Crystal Boy's Manga UK counterpart, that's for sure!)

Bob and Radical Leader are also pretty interesting performances as well, again I like them all, but I was just listing my favourites.

Hopefully I've shed some light on some of Jeff's better performances. I certainly do find him to be a rather underrated actor at any rate and it's just downright tragic that he died."
said at 12:14 PM on Fri Dec 12 2014
@Metabad I don't know if you noticed this, but I recently found out that he was in the 1980s Super Friends show (aka The Super Friends Hour). I saw his name in the credits.
said at 12:27 PM on Fri Dec 12 2014
@Metabad He was in the Lost Season of the 80s Super Friends. If you want to know which character he played, he was the Bat Computer.
said at 9:05 PM on Tue Dec 16 2014
@Starscreamsfan Oh man, I didn't know that but it sounds interesting, I'll definitely listen closely for him if I ever watch the show, thanks!
said at 8:36 AM on Wed Dec 17 2014
@Metabad Yes, it was an interesting change of pace for him, because his Bat Computer voice was a little bit higher than the voice he used on his anime characters (his normal voice).
said at 10:13 AM on Sun Apr 5 2015
@Metabad I rewatched the Lost Episodes, and the Bat Computer is actually Erv Immerman.

Jeff Winkless was Sinestro in the Lost Episodes.
said at 6:29 PM on Sun Apr 5 2015
@Starscreamsfan Oh, neat!

He most likely made for a great Sinestro.
said at 6:31 PM on Sun Apr 5 2015
@Metabad Oh, he was awesome. He sounded like a mix between Vic Perrin and Don Messick.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Jeff Winkless role? *
Kato Yasunori
37.5% (3 votes)
Crystal Boy
25.0% (2 votes)
Captain Nemo
25.0% (2 votes)
12.5% (1 vote)
8 Total Votes
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Captain Nemo
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