Giovanni

Franchise: Pokemon
Most Reprisals:Ted Lewis (voiced in 5 titles)

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Voice of Giovanni

Incarnations On BTVA: 7

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WrightWay
said at 10:11 PM on Sat Dec 24 2016
Jamieson Price was an excellent Giovanni: easily the best casting choice I've seen TPCi make in the decade they've had the dub license to the Pokemon Series (as far as characters from Generations 1-3 are concerned), though I still have a soft spot for Ted Lewis' portrayal in the main Anime (glad he got to come back, too)- just found his take was a little bit more unique, but I like both portrayals and I find it fortunate Giovanni seems to be one of the better handled characters in the English dubs of Pokemon.

(I wish Price got to be Giovanni in Generations, though...)
wdf1
said at 4:20 PM on Tue Dec 12 2017
@WrightWay I agree, Jamieson Price was great in Pokemon Origins, and Ted Lewis is great in the anime.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 6:38 PM on Fri Nov 11 2016
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Epcar's voice is alright for Giovanni, but his delivery is so flat. Ted Lewis and Jamieson Price are easily better.
WrightWay
said at 6:50 PM on Wed Nov 16 2016
@Galactic_Cyrus
Agreed: to his credit, Epcar gets a little better in Episode 5 than in Episode 2, but Lewis and Price are definitely better as Giovanni.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 10:35 PM on Sat Nov 19 2016
@WrightWay He had more lines in Episode 5 so that helped, but I still wasn't feeling him even there. Lucien Dodge was putting so much emotion into his performance, so to always be responded to with the stiff flatness of Epcar's delivery really showed the problem with his take on the character. Price would have pulled this off so much better.
WrightWay
said at 10:38 AM on Tue Oct 18 2016
Ted Lewis & Jamieson Price both worked very well for the role in different ways, and I think your preference really boils down to whether you prefer the accented and smug take, or the more evil boss turned good man take. I actually sort of prefer the former since it stood out more to me, but I can understand why people like the latter as well.

Richard Epcar is a great actor, but I feel he was sort of misdirected as Giovanni. The voice he did was really gruff and flat, and I don't think it worked well for the character. Still, at least he emoted somewhat better in his later take on him than the initial one, I'll credit him for that much.

Craig Blair is so forgettable, however, I didn't get much of any impression from his performance. He went from imitating Ted Lewis to doing this really weird, gruff voice as time passed, and needless to say I wasn't a fan of it.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 10:38 PM on Sat Nov 19 2016
@WrightWay Lewis will always be my definitive voice for Giovanni 'cause he sounds the most unique in the role, but Price just oozed evil authoritative businessman villain in the role and it was perfect.

I actually don't mind Epcar's voice since it fits the "Yakuza thug boss" depiction of Giovanni that's closer to the original game character - it's just the direction and delivery of his lines that kills it for me.

Craig only voiced Giovanni in one season and two episodes, and needless to say I was overjoyed they got Ted Lewis back to voice him in all future appearances after that.
WrightWay
said at 10:05 AM on Sun Nov 20 2016
@Galactic_Cyrus
You read my mind, honestly, that's exactly word for word what I think- better than I could ever put it, truthfully.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 10:21 AM on Sun Nov 20 2016
@WrightWay Wow. Thanks.
WrightWay
said at 4:53 PM on Tue Nov 22 2016
@Galactic_Cyrus
No problem, you're welcome. :)
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 11:14 AM on Wed Oct 9 2013
 7 Shout Outs!
Never stop voicing him, Ted Lewis. You ARE Giovanni!
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