Sonic the Hedgehog

Franchise: Sonic the Hedgehog
Most Reprisals:Jason Griffith (voiced in 21 titles)
Junichi Kanemaru Japanese (voiced in 34 titles)

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Sonic is the protagonist of the "Sonic the Hedgehog" series. He is a super-fast hedgehog capable of exceeding the speed of sound. Sonic has a laid-back, wisecracking personality but dislikes evil.

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said at 5:34 PM on Wed Nov 16 2016
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I love Sonic the Hedgehog, he's my favorite character of all time!!!!!!!
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said at 8:13 PM on Thu Jun 23 2016
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Your games may be up and down and all around, but I keep buying them anyway. Happy 25th.
said at 5:49 PM on Thu Jun 23 2016
Happy 25th anniversary, Sonic.
said at 1:00 PM on Fri Feb 12 2016
This is hilarious, especially Jason's reaction:
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said at 4:05 PM on Fri Feb 12 2016
@Dr.Who That's not his actual twitter, that's a fan impersonating him.
said at 4:07 PM on Fri Feb 12 2016
Wow, sure fooled me, didn't know that. Thanks for letting me know!
said at 2:45 AM on Thu Nov 19 2015
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In my opinion, Ryan Drummond and Jason Griffith are the best voices for Sonic, even though I'm leaning more towards the latter.
said at 7:24 PM on Fri Jan 29 2016
As of now, I think I slightly prefer Ryan now.
said at 7:26 PM on Fri Jan 29 2016
Dang. It's supposed to say, "As of now, I think I slightly prefer Ryan."

My apologies. I'm just pointing out.
said at 11:57 PM on Wed Nov 18 2015
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i think that griffith is the best, because i grew up with that voice.
said at 3:10 PM on Mon Oct 5 2015
I thin kI prefer Ryan Drummond for the nostalgia, but Roger Craig Smith is doing an amazing job too!
said at 6:37 PM on Sat Jan 24 2015
Roger Craig Smith is my favorite voice for Sonic, and Ryan Drummond comes in second. Jason Griffith was fine in Sonic X, but he was kind of annoying in the games and I don't think Jason Griffith's voice fits Sonic quite as well as Ryan or Roger's voices. I have no idea why anyone likes Jaleel White's Sonic voice, I think it sounds terrible.
said at 6:25 PM on Thu Mar 19 2015
@ElectrOStudios It's their taste and i honestly and personally think that it suits the classic sonic quite solidly well.
said at 10:46 AM on Sat Jan 10 2015
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Roger Craig Smith, Jason Griffith, Jaleel White and Ryan Drummond all give the Blue Blur a unique feeling when they voice or have voiced Sonic, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be a tie between Jaleel since he was the first and Jason hands down my favorite our of all of them
said at 10:19 PM on Tue Jul 15 2014
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said at 2:22 PM on Tue Feb 18 2014
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said at 3:11 PM on Fri Oct 18 2013
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1. Roger... ROGER... FREAKIN' ROGER.... this man is some kinda Sonic voice actor man. His delivery is always natural, spot on and he provides an entertaining, cool voice for the blue dude. I was sold on his performance in Free Riders, Colors and Gens, but in Lost World.... he just shows the best portrayal of Sonic's character in any game. Towards the end (without too many spoilers), you really do sense Sonic's struggle and I feel pretty sorry for him. I hope he becomes the Jun'ichi Kanemaru of the English cast.
2. Jason Griffith... The man showed his true colors in Secret Rings, Unleashed and Black Knight (coming off the atrocity that was Sonic 06...). Before Roger, he was the first one to give Sonic a slightly older sound to his voice. And while in the first few games where he voiced Sonic, it came off really flat... and I mean REALLY flat. When he improved, he did the writing and Sonic's character in Unleashed and Black Knight justice.
3. Ryan Drummond. He still holds a good place as Sonic's voice imo, but it's easy to see that RCS and Griffith (post 06) surpass him, in terms of acting. Does this mean he's terrible? Hell no. Does it mean he did a great job for Sonic first full fledged voice in a game? Absolutely. Particularly in SA2, he was at his peak. He sounded natural, most of the time, and made Sonic sound hip and with it (....why on earth did I just say that...?). And particularly in the final scene of SA2, with his farewell to Shadow, he showed pretty genuine emotion the whole scene. He was great.
said at 7:49 PM on Wed Mar 16 2016
@SonicWarrior234 No offense, but I have to disagree with about Roger. In my opinion, he was a downgrade to Sonic's personality. Now, Sonic's just HALF of what he should be. His voice also unfitting for Sonic's age. I mean, he's 15 years old, not 20-30 years old. He's just so average (and somewhat miscast). If anything, I'd always prefer Ryan and Jason over him.
said at 9:29 AM on Thu Mar 17 2016
@Marusero Darn. Forgot to write "you" between "with" and "about". My apologies. Just pointing out.
said at 8:18 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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Ryan rocks~~~
said at 3:40 AM on Tue Jan 14 2014
i love Ryan,i want him back as sonic!
said at 8:50 PM on Sat Mar 23 2013
Roger Craig Smith,Jason Griffith, Jaleel White and Ryan Drummond are the BEST Sonic voice actors!!!!!!!
said at 3:40 AM on Tue Jan 14 2014

i love Ryan,i want him back as sonic!
said at 10:29 PM on Tue Mar 12 2013
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Jason Griffith will always be the BEST SONIC !
said at 3:41 AM on Tue Jan 14 2014
don't forget Ryan too!
said at 1:25 AM on Fri Jan 4 2013
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Ryan Drummond brought an adventurous Sonic
Jason Griffith brought a caring Sonic
Roger Craig Smith brought a confident Sonic
they all brought something different to the table but they are all good for voicing the Blue Blur. My favorite would have to be Roger though. i was very impressed by his performance.
said at 3:41 AM on Tue Jan 14 2014
i love Ryan,i want him back as sonic!
said at 11:05 PM on Tue Sep 11 2012
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Ryan was supposed to come back, but Sega was cheap
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said at 11:16 PM on Tue Sep 11 2012
@SteveP Man, that's awful. Having him leave the union? Yikes! I feel bad for Ryan, to be so close to returning to his most famous role, and have it lost because of Sega's unreasonable demands. That was seriously bad of them, like holding a steak up to a dog and yanking it away at the last second.
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said at 4:34 PM on Wed Sep 12 2012
@SteveP That's terrible. They told Ryan that he was going to have his role back and then demand that he give up his livelihood? Darn it Sega!
said at 4:03 PM on Sun Aug 5 2012
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I think Jason Griffith will alway's be Sonic! ;)
said at 8:52 PM on Sat Mar 23 2013
@Anthonyiscool64 he's not sonic any more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
said at 5:16 PM on Sun Mar 24 2013
@HyerSonic You didn't need to be so rude about telling me that..... because I already know he's not voicing him anymore.
said at 9:42 PM on Sun Jul 8 2012
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I believe the guy who gave the best performance was Jaleel White, although I don't know if he'd work for a Modern looking Sonic. I like Ryan, but he seemed to be over the top. Martin... sounded like he had a cold. And roger is very good. A little deeper than I'd prefer but a hedgehog has to grow up sometime. A lot of people will disagree with my opinion, but my favorite Sonic voice is Jason. Yeah, sometimes his acting is a little wierd, but for some reason, the voice just clicks. Like, if you played any of these guys, regular people wouldn't know who they're playing, play Jason, and they go, " That's Sonic!" And, overtime, Jason's acting does get better, like in Sonic and the Black knight. I'll just remind you guys this is my opinion and if you don't like it that's great, but that's no reason to start a fan war over it. These are actors, all different and all bring something unique to the character. Who you think is the best is truly based on preference. One thing is for certain, our little blue guy will keep on running for a long time.
said at 8:31 AM on Fri Jul 31 2015
@Mickwhitefire28 I agree with you. Jason is my favorite Sonic as well. In my opinion, his best performance as Sonic was in "Unleashed".
said at 12:11 PM on Sat May 19 2012
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Jason is the best.. i hate the new voices that everyone has!
said at 5:02 AM on Thu May 10 2012
I never knew that Tahj Mowry had taken over after urkel... wow
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said at 5:05 PM on Thu May 10 2012
@SenAkeno Tahj Mowry only voiced a young Sonic from the Blast to the Past episode. Jaleel White was never replaced during any of the shows.
said at 12:06 PM on Tue Sep 20 2011
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Sorry Roger and Martin fans, but when I look at a shirt with Sonic on it that's not from a video game (for example skateboarding) I hear Jason or Ryan. Maybe Jaleel if it's the rounder Sonic.
said at 8:39 PM on Wed Aug 18 2010
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