Hell, to this day, I still prefer most of the voices of this show to the voices of the other Joe shows.
You have Michael Bell, Bill Ratner and Ed Gilbert's commanding performances as Duke, Flint and Hawk, the sexy voices of Mary McDonald-Lewis, B.J. Ward and Libby Aubrey, Chris Latta's slimy Cobra Comamnder, the list goes on.
Everytime I read a Joe comic, it's with the majority of these voice actors. go to »
@Soul-dragon And I also disagree with Funimation on how they view the Ocean Group.
Chris Sabat has described them as "legends" and "badasses". Hell, he's even friends with Brian Drummond and Scott McNeil (which is something I can't say for someone else who can't accept that other voice actors have done the voice for a character he's associated with) and cast Drummond as Copy Vegeta.
I'm not sure if I'm just imagining things, but I recall a tweet from Autovolt where he asked Funimation to bring back the Ocean voice actors to redub Escaflowne and Sabat liked that tweet.
I guess that deep down, he wishes that Ocean could have redubbed it. go to »
"The tremors of impact shook my arm. Warm blood splashed my face. Whatever was left of Walter Kovacs died that night with that little girl. From then on, there was only Rorschach. See Doctor, God didn’t kill that little girl. Fate didn’t butcher her, destiny didn’t feed her to those dogs. If God saw what any of us did that night, he didn’t seem to mind. From then on, I knew: God doesn’t make the world this way. We do." go to »
The only one here that resonates with me is Jim Cummings. Even if he has used this voice many times, it's still fitting for the character. Besides, much like Shaun said, he does sound similar to Steve Blum at times. Now I really want to hear Jim playing Wolverine more than ever since I think he'd be a great fit for the part.
The others don't really do it for me. Kai is too raspy and KMR sounds too normal, which is a shame considering that he could have worked in the part. go to »
1. Barbara Goodson
2. Saffron Henderson
3. Colleen Clinkenbeard
4. Brianne Siddall
5. Ceyli Juliann Delgadillo
6. Zoe Slusar
7. Stephanie Nadolny
8. Jodi Forrest
9. Peter Kelamis (Peter, you're a great VA, but man were you miscast as Kid Goku) go to »
This has to be one of my favorite movies of this decade.
Ryan Gosling channels Steve McQueen and James Dean perfectly. I'm sure the two would be proud of him. I like what I've seen of Gosling, but this is probably my favorite performance from him, along with Officer K from Blade Runner 2049.
I also enjoyed Bryan Cranston and Albert Brooks' performances. Brooks in particular blew me away with his against type performance. The guy thought that he was robbed of an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
The score, the action sequences and the cinematography are also perfect. This is one of the best shot films of the 2010's.
While I don't think Dale Wilson was a bad choice, I would have been interested to see David Kaye voicing Cell in the Ocean dub of Dragon Ball Z. He would have been just as good as Dameon Clarke, if not better. go to »
@Shaun Ince For example, I didn't mind Kevin Michael Richardson voicing Martian Manhunter and Bruno Mannheim in Young Justice, but I think that someone else should have played Dr. Fate, John Stewart and the Guardian. go to »
"How dare you try to infiltrate my home
In hope you may steal my precious jewels
The Chaos Emeralds belong to me
You shall perish if you break my rules
I'll take these gems of yours
See how you like it yourself
Now, leave this island you spiky little fiend
If you know what's good of your health!" go to »
"These are the Cubans, baby. This is the Cohibas, the Montecristos. This is a kinetic-kill, side-winder vehicle with a secondary cyclotrimethlyenetrinitamine RDX burst.
It’s capable of busting the bunker under the bunker you just busted - If it were any smarter, it would write a book, a book that would make Ulysses look like it was written in crayon, it would read it to you. This is my Eiffel Tower. This is my Rachmaninoff’s Third. My Pieta. It’s completely elegant, it’s bafflingly beautiful and it’s capable of reducing the population of any standing structure to zero. I call it the "Ex-Wife". go to »
I wonder if Terry Klassen chose Brian Drummond for Wolverine in Astonishing X-Men because of this voice. You can tell that his rendition of Wolvie in that motion comic sounds similar to this performance.
Anyway, he definitely gets my vote and I'll give props to Terry if he chose Brian for Wolvie because of this performance here.
Man, he was one of the greatest actors of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
He was really great in films such as The Maltese Falcon, High Sierra, Angels with Dirty Faces, The Roaring Twenties, The Petrified Forest, Dead End, Casablanca, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Caine Mutiny and The African Queen.
Wait a minute, this isn't Humphrey Bogart, it's his lookalike Gerald Mohr. Oops, my bad!
Happy birthday and R.I.P. Gerald Mohr.
Man, his resemblance to Humphrey Bogart is uncanny. Makes me wonder if he was ever approached to play Bogart in a biopic.
I liked him a lot as Mr. Fantastic in the 1960's Hanna-Barbera Fantastic Four cartoon. go to »
@darknessflamegeass And I never thought he sounded evil, he just sounded deep and gruff, unless you think having a deep and gruff voice means sounding evil, which is a load of BS.
Or do you think he should have used this voice (http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/Transformers-Beast-Wars/Rattrap/) to make it clear that he's one of the good guys? Because it would sound out of place with a character such as Piccolo. go to »
"Just a minute...just a minute. Now, hold on, Mr. Potter. You're right when you say my father was no businessman, I know that. Why he ever started this cheap, penny-ante Building and Loan, I'll never know. But neither you nor anyone else can say anything against his character, because his whole life was... why, in the 25 years since he and his brother, Uncle Billy, started this thing, he never once thought of himself. Isn't that right, Uncle Billy? He didn't save enough money to send Harry away to college, let alone me. But he did help a few people get out of your slums, Mr. Potter, and what's wrong with that? Why... here, you're all businessmen here. Doesn't it make them better citizens? Doesn't it make them better customers? You... you said... what'd you say a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even ought to think of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what? Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they're so old and broken down that they... Do you know how long it takes a working man to save $5,000? Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you're talking about... they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn't think so. People were human beings to him. But to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they're cattle. Well in my book, he died a much richer man than you'll ever be." go to »
Michael Donovan is just so awesome and entertaining as Grey Hulk. He really brings a lot of attitude and personality and that tough guy voice fits Grey Hulk perfectly. Also, is it just me who thinks he could make for a great Thing with this voice?
Steve Blum is second for me. Despite the mafia-like vibe, he has some great delivery.
Travis Willingham works for the SHS version and would work well in a more traditional version.
Fred Tatasciore could work as Grey Hulk, but this is not the way he should play him. Maybe something like his Thing would work better.
Mark Gibbon sounds okay, but a bit unnatural at times.
1. Michael Donovan
2. Steve Blum
3. Travis Willingham
4. Fred Tatasciore
5. Mark Gibbon go to »
Frank Welker is very good and I even like Bill Murray but Lorenzo Music IS Garfield.
Jon Barnard is just downright awful.
Considering Bill Murray accepted the role because he thought that one of the writers was one of the Coen brothers, how about John Goodman (a Coen brothers regular) as Garfield? He'd be excellent IMO. go to »
"Oh, the silent treatment, eh? Well, I don't know what you think you heard out there, but I know what you can prove, and it's nothing. You see, uh..."Superman", I own Metropolis. My technology built it, my will keeps it going, and nearly two-thirds of its people work for me, whether they know it or not. Even you have to admit it's a model of efficiency. And yet, I've often thought it's a waste of my talents staying in just one city. A being of your abilities could be very useful to me on a, shall we say, global scale. Why don't you float on in and we'll discuss it, face-to-face?" go to »
I think that this guy definitely has talent as an actor and even as a comedian, but for some reason he doesn't really use that talent properly. Not sure if it's because he has a huge ego or if it's laziness.
Troodon put it best that he can be good when kept on a leash, but if he's off that leash, he can be very annoying and tiresome to watch.
His performance in Punch-Drunk Love was great. If only most of his performances were similar to that one. go to »
1. Peter Renaday
2. French Tickner
3. Frank Welker
4. Fred Tatasciore
5. Kyle Hebert
6. Clancy Brown
7. Chris Britton
8. Tom Kane
9. Dwight Schultz
10. Joe Teiger
11. Jess Harnell
12. Scottie Ray
13. Bernard Cowan go to »
Travis Willingham is a perfect casting choice for Captain America. If given more material and channelling his performance as Jay Garrick, then he'd be just as great as Brian Bloom is in the role. go to »
Not a big fan of the higher voices for Venom since I feel that although Carnage is stronger, Venom sounds much better with a deeper voice and Carnage with a lighter voice. Nevertheless, despite the lighter voice, Troy Baker works well as Venom. go to »
I think one thing that I really love about Tim Daly and George Newbern's renditions is how their voices are light. Sure, Superman with a deeper voice can work well (hence why I think Brian Bloom would be excellent in the part), but I love how their lighter voices contrast against Kevin Conroy's much deeper Batman voice. go to »
I'll admit that I'm not a fan of the Oscars, but if I had voted that year he was nominated for his performance as Lawrence, I definitely would have voted for him. Don't get me wrong, Gregory Peck was excellent as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, but O'Toole had a much more complex character to work with. go to »
Considering that some people say that Brad sounds like Light, let me ask you guys this: who do you think Ocean should have hired? Someone who sounds like Kyle? Or do you think Brad just needed better direction and scripts? go to »
I think I'll change my vote to Clive Revill. Having rewatched the cutscenes from Ultimate Alliance, he just hits all the notes for Doom: he sounds cold, refined, arrogant, powerful and over-the-top. go to »
1. Dwight Schultz
2. Paul Soles
3. Gillie Fenwick
4. Kristoffer Tabori
5. Robert Englund
6. Steve Blum
7. Alastair Duncan
8. Eddie Albert
9. Alan Johnson
10. Scott McNeil
11. Nolan North
12. Brian George
13. Christopher Daniel Banres
14. Don Messick
15. Tom Kenny go to »
He has a great voice. I liked him as Smokescreen, Mudflap, Kami, Principal Kelly. I'll admit that even I like his Cell despite the bad voice direction he had in the Westwood dub. And from an audio clip that Starscreamsfan showed me, he sounds pretty fun as Captain Grid-Iron in the DIC G.I. Joe cartoon.
It's sad that he's retired, but hey, I hope he enjoys his retirement. go to »
This man...this man right here is one of the greatest character actors I've ever seen in my entire life.
I've never seen him phoning in a performance and that voice of his was so pleasant to listen to.
My favorite roles of his are Captain Louis
Renault in Casablanca, Mr. Dryden in Lawrence of Arabia, Alexander Sebastian in Notorious, Dr. Jack Griffin in The Invisible Man and Senator Paine in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. go to »
@The Doctor I don't think so, but here are the casting choices the magazine made aside from Dorn as Bishop:
Professor X: Patrick Stewart
Wolverine: Glenn Danzig
Cyclops: Michael Biehn
Jean Grey: Nicole Kidman
Gambit: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Colossus: Dolph Lundgren
Psylocke: Tia Carrere
Cable: Clint Eastwood
Magneto: Rutger Hauer
Emma Frost: Rebecca De Mornay
Sabretooth: Clancy Brown
Juggernaut: Big Van Vader (A wrestler) go to »
"I know what you're thinkin', punk. Question is: 'Can I get Wolverine before he turns me into shish kebab with those claws?' Now bub, seein' how these claws are adamantium, the strongest metal known, and can slice through vanadium steel like a hot knife through butter, buddy, you gotta ask yourself: "Do I feel lucky?" go to »
One thing I hate about Funimation's dub of GT is how Goku becomes into an extreme superhero every time he turns into a Super Saiyan 4.
Also, here's another fun fact: Ocean was supposed to dub GT, but Ken Morrison decided to use Blue Water to save money. That was also the same case with the original Dragon Ball series. They were supposed to dub it, but Blue Water got to dub the series. go to »
@Galactic_Cyrus A member from the Kanzenshuu forums met Brian once. Brian told him that he would go for a lower pitch because apparently he didn't want to damage his vocal cords this time around, even though he can still do the higher voice that he did in the Ocean and Westwood dubs.
I suppose the voice will be similar to his Zechs Marquise voice that he did in Gundam Wing or something like that. go to »
@Galactic_Cyrus I wouldn't say Michael was miscast in the role, he just did the wrong voice for King Cold. His Ronan the Accuser voice that he did in Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes makes me believe he'd make for a great King Cold.
I used to think that some people were miscast in the Westwood dub, but after listening to some voices they did in other anime, they might work in those roles after all.
Take for example, Don Brown as Kibito. Sure, the voice he used was completely unfitting, but this voice that he did in The Vision of Escaflowne would be much better.
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/The-Vision-of-Escaflowne/Balgus/ go to »
@Galactic_Cyrus Trevor likely played Mr. Satan considering he said in an interview that he worked on Ocean Kai, and the producers of that dub wanted it to be closer to the Japanese, so they'd be foolish to not get someone who could provide a voice similar to Gori and Ishizuka's renditions. go to »
If I had to rank them all:
1. George Newbern/Tim Daly (TIE)
2. Jason J. Lewis
3. Nolan North
4. Travis Willingham
5. David Kaye
6. Michael Daingerfield Hall
7. Beau Weaver
8. Danny Dark
9. Bud Collyer
10. Christopher MacDonald
11. Crispin Freeman
12. Roger Rose
13. Peter Jessop
14. Mark Harmon
15. Jerry O'Connell
16. Adam Baldwin
17. Mark Valley
18. Troy Baker
19. Matthew Mercer
20. Patrick Warburton
21. Yuri Lowenthal
22. Alan Tudyk
23. James Denton
24. Matt Bomer
25. Sam Daly
26. Keith Ferguson
27. David Lodge
28. Kyle MacLachlan
29. Christopher Corey Smith
30. Joseph May
31. Marc Silk
32. Channing Tatum
33. Brandon Routh
34. Jeff Kramer
35. Armin Shimmerman go to »
I'll admit that while I like this film, there is one thing I never really liked about it: the liar reveal.
Some things needed to be set straight because it was never a lie to begin with since Flik basically screwed up.
Also, Atta is an idiot since she basically tricked Flik into going on a quest to search for warrior bugs just that he could be away from the colony and Flik thought she believed in him. She is the true liar. And to think she hooks up with Flik at the end.
It would have been much better if the scene played out this way. The colony finds out the warriors are clowns and think Flik is a liar. And then Atta would suddenly step in and say that she lied to Flik first, saying that his quest was just to get rid of him. Then Flik would feel betrayed and leave on his own accord. That would've been more interesting and also would've taught Atta a huge lesson. go to »
"When I'm finished with you, Garlic, you'll wish you were dead. You'll be helpless. Try to imagine how it'll feel to live unable to do anything with all that power you possess. Then you'll know what hell is really like." go to »
@Shaun Ince A friend of mine got to meet Brian at his gym and he told him that he would go for a lower pitch for Kai. And I recall that before he ever did Copy Vegeta and was asked to do Vegeta's voice at conventions, he sounded deeper, so it's very likely that he sounds a lot different in Kai than his performance in Super. go to »
"Saigon...s***t...I'm still only in Saigon. Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back in the jungle. When I was home after my first tour, it was worse. I'd wake up and there'd be nothing. I hardly said a word to my wife, until I said "yes" to a divorce. When I was here, I wanted to be there; when I was there, all I could think of was getting back into the jungle. I'm here a week now... waiting for a mission...getting softer; every minute I stay in this room, I get weaker, and every minute Charlie squats in the bush, he gets stronger. Each time I looked around, the walls moved in a little tighter." go to »
"That man won't quit as long as he can still a draw a breath. None of my teammates will. Me? I've got a different problem. I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard. Always taking constant care to not break something, to break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control, even for a moment, or someone could die. But you can take it, can't you, big man? What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut lose and show you just how powerful I really am." go to »
And yeah, I know NY voice actors get a bad rep for their work, but I was talking about the studio, not the actors.
If you're curious to why I think Ocean is more underrated than NYAV Post, I'll tell you: The anime community thinks that the only good stuff that Ocean has done are the Death Note and Black Lagoon dubs and that everything else they've done is either okay or bad.
I once stumbled across a message board discussing about Ocean Kai coming out where a member said that Ocean's been phoning in their dubs for years while Funimation has grown as a company. go to »
Also, it's a shame that the TV Tokyo dub was directed by the guy who directed the Japanese dubs of Beast Wars and Beast Machines, since Tessho Genda as Cable, Daisuke Gori as Bishop and Banjo Ginga as Omega Red are fantastic casting choices. go to »
The acting, the writing and the direction is just phenomenal. Really wish John Carpenter would make another masterpiece like this one someday.
And let's not forget the special effects created by Rob Bottin. While CGI can be great when handled well, practical effects can be better and this is no exception. The chest and spider-head scene is a great example of well-made practical effects.
John Carpenter and Rob Bottin, you two are freaking geniuses. And Rob, please come back to the industry. I miss your effects. go to »
I think I'll give my full thoughts on all of John Stewart's voices.
In my honest opinion, Phil LaMarr is the perfect John Stewart. He has this deep voice that is 100% fitting for a cool, no-nonsense guy. He also has a lot of charisma and commanding presence in the role, but another thing that I really love about his performance is his chemistry with Maria Canals-Barrera's Hawkgirl. Their chemistry just feels so natural and never feels forced in any way. One of my favorite roles from Phil, a great performance from a great show and the voice I always hear for John Stewart in a Green Lantern comic.
Michael Jai White is a very good fit for John Stewart as well and easily one of the highlights of Justice League Heroes.
KMR gives a good performance, but they really should have chosen someone else to play the part. They could have gone with Phil since he was in Young Justice, but I can see why they decided to choose another actor for the part. Still it's a good performance from KMR, but generic compared to Phil and Michael.
Roger Cross and Ken Thomas are underwhelming. With better direction, they'd be good or even great.
So yeah, Phil LaMarr gets my vote.
1. Phil LaMarr
2. Michael Jai White
3. Kevin Michael Richardson
4. Roger Cross
5. Ken Thomas go to »
@AleVesper Some guys on Twitter suggested Marni Shulman, who spearheads the company to pick up the dub.
Via twitter, she has been made well aware of the Ocean Kai dub and to our knowledge so far, she has placed some calls and is HOPEFULLY negotiating with the right people so that it can finally air on this new channel. go to »
The gameplay was a lot of fun and the voice acting was pretty good. Thomas Jane was far better as The Punisher in this game than in the movie. David Sobolov as Kingpin was also a perfect casting choice.
But what really surprises me is that Saffron Henderson voiced both Black Widow and Ma Gnucci and they sound nothing alike. It shows that Saffron is a very talented voice actress. go to »
@8000 Saiyans And don't get me wrong, the Funimation guys are good, but people like Scott McNeil, Brian Drummond, the Dobson brothers, Kirby Morrow, Peter Kelamis, Sam Vincent, Richard Newman, Tabitha St. Germain, Saffron Henderson, Janyse Jaud, Kathleen Barr, Kelly Sheridan, Venus Terzo, Lisa Ann Beley and so forth are just as talented, if not even more talented than them.
I'm kind of tired that Funimation dubs everything. go to »
Voice directors should really let him use his range more often. His Mr. Myxzptlk, Demongo and Detective Chimp are great performances and show that he's got range. And while the idea of him playing Wolverine didn't seem good on paper, it worked really well. go to »
If I had to rank all of the VA's:
1. Ron Perlman
2. Rick D. Wasserman
3. Kevin Michael Richardson
4. Nolan North
5. Steve Harris
6. Lou Scheimer
7. Len Weinrib
8. Dave B. Mitchell
9. Kate Micucci
10. Wallace Langham
11. Benjamin Jansen go to »
@huzaifa_ahmed I wouldn't compare those actors to one another because comparisons don't mean much of anything IMO. Besides, I doubt that an American "counterpart" of a Japanese voice actor can play all of the latter's roles. go to »
1. Kevin Conroy
2. Rino Romano
3. Troy Baker
4. Bruce Greenwood
5. Roger Craig Smith
6. Will Friedle
7. Michael Dobson
8. Anthony Ruivivar
9. Jeremy Sisto
10. Patrick Seitz
11. Kevin McKidd
12. Sean Schemmel
13. Christian Bale
14. Kirk Thornton
15. Dave Gazzana
16. William Baldwin
17. Ron Perlman
18. Jason O'Mara
19. Ben McKenzie
1. Adam West
2. Diedrich Bader
3. Will Arnett
4. Troy Baker
5. Gary Owens
6. Lex Lang
7. Mark Gagliardi
8. Corey Burton
9. Olan Soule
10. Kevin Michael Richardson
11. Frank Welker
1. Michael Ironside
2. Peter Weller go to »
The show that made Toru Furuya, Hirotaka Suzuoki and Toshio Furukawa into stars.
Also notable for having seiyuus such as Shuichi Ikeda, Banjo Ginga, Kaneto Shiozawa, Mami Koyama, Daisuke Gori, Tessho Genda, Keiko Han, Keiko Toda, Ichiro Nagai, Katsuji Mori and Shozo Iizuka. go to »
I appreciate Karl Willems for getting Scott back to reprise Piccolo in Gintama's Ocean dub. However, I hope that Scott's Piccolo doesn't sound like that in Ocean Kai. He should try emulating Toshio Furukawa's take. go to »
1. Sherman Howard
2. Peter Jessop/Kevin Michael Richardson
3. Corey Burton (I have to agree with Goblin on this one, he'd be much better off using his Christopher Lee impression and probably would be my favorite) go to »
I honestly have to go with Rene Auberjonois for this one. While I think his Justice League rendition is good, I find his Super Powers take far more enjoyable. Both takes show that he can be both creepy and funny.
Bruce Thomas is my second favorite. One of the strongest performances in Justice League War.
Dee Bradley Baker is very good in the role, but he's a bit too creepy and chiling for my taste.
James Arnold Taylor is very enjoyable for a LEGO version, but for a traditional version, I can't see this voice working. I could see him do the traditional version with a different voice though.
My least favorite has to be Robert Morse. As I said before, while there are great castings in the DCAU, there are also some questionable castings. Morse sounds very bland compared to Auberjonois. Definitely not one of the strongest performances of Superman TAS.
1. Rene Auberjonois
2. Bruce Thomas
3. Dee Bradley Baker
4. James Arnold Taylor
5. Robert Morse go to »
While this show was entertaining for the most part, one thing I liked about it was that it was not afraid of telling character driven stories like in "The Traitor" and "There's No Place Like Springfield".
Another one of my favorite things about the show was the cast. go to »
This is a great example of Kevin Michael Richardson's range. Yeah, his normal deep voice is awesome, but it's always great to see typecast voice actors doing wildly different voices. I wouldn't have known it was him if it wasn't for the credits. Totally voting for KMR.
@Shaun Ince https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkwSjoG1jfU
This clip where Peter is voicing Kid Goku is from the Android Saga, and I'm pretty sure that Henderson was still doing Kid Gohan's voice at the time, so I'm pretty sure they could have gotten her to do Kid Goku. go to »
I don't think this man gets enough credit for his range. Skeletor, Merman/Seaspray, Breakdown, Falkor, Warpath, Firelord, Uatu, Colonel Trautman, Alfred Pennyworth, Rock Biter, Gmork, Blob and Falkor. go to »
1. Norm Spencer
2. Kirby Morrow
3. Michael Bell
4. Greg Abbey
5. Scott Porter
6. Mark Hildreth
7. Robin Atkin Downes
8. Josh Keaton
9. Scott MacDonald
10. Neil Ross
11. Trevor Devall
12. Nolan North (For his X-Men Destiny performance)
13. Carlos Alazraqui
14. George DiCenzo
15. Zack Hanks
16. Ray Landry
17. Tim Harrison
19. Len Birman
20. Nolan North (Wolverine and the X-Men performance) go to »
James Blendick was the first guy to voice this character, and I have to say I'm disappointed with him. He's not a bad casting choice for the part, in fact, he's a perfect casting choice, but as the High Evolutionary, he sounds too light and young for the role. His Apocalypse voice would have been so much better. One thing I'll give credit is that James shows some vocal range with this voice. Overall, not a terrible performance, but definitely a disappointing one.
Richard Newman. Now THIS is an amazing performance, and exactly how the High Evolutionary should sound like. He sounds properly aged, regal, powerful and commanding. Sure, the performance is over-the-top, but it fits the High Evolutionary perfectly. One of the best performances in Spider-Man Unlimited.
I love Jonathan Frakes' performance as David Xanatos in Gargoyles, but this performance is underwhelming.
Corey Burton is a perfect casting choice for this character. He sounds aged in the part and delivers his lines well, but overall, I think Newman is far better.
1. Richard Newman
2. Corey Burton
3. James Blendick
4. Jonathan Frakes go to »
1. Mark Oliver
2. Charlie Adler
3. Kyle Hebert
4. Troy Baker
5. Kevin Grevioux
6. Greg Eagles
7. Neil Ross
8. Travis Willingham
9. Steve Blum
10. Jim Cummings
11. Marvin Miller
12. Jesse Falcon
13. Earth Warren (Seriously, Earth? What kind of name is that?)
14. Tom Harvey go to »
While the character is from New York and not from Russia, Garry Mendicino gets my vote for this one. One thing that'll never cease to amaze me about Avengers UTS is that despite being such a terrible show, it has some good performances.
Roger Craig Smith is a great VA, but his Taurus is just generic. go to »
I'll go with Keith Ferguson for this one. Harrison Ford is great as a live-action Han Solo, but his delivery is quite stiff in the Holiday Special. He has improved in the Lego Force Awakens though. go to »
1. James Arnold Taylor
2. Charlie Schlatter
3. Talesin Jaffe
4. Michael Rosenbaum
5. George Eads
6. Jack Angel
7. Alan Tudyk
8. Neil Patrick Harris
9. Yuri Lowenthal
10. Jason Spisak
11. Adam Devine
12. Eric Bauza
13. Justin Chambers
14. Neal McDonough
15. Christopher Gorham
16. Grant Gustin
17. Dwight Schultz
18. Ted Knight
19. Ray Owens go to »
Honestly, I'll have to go with Jack Angel for this one. He just sounds what I imagine Omega Supreme to sound like and the effects on his voice are great. It's a good example of Jack's range and one of his best performances in the show.
Phil LaMarr and Kevin Michael Richardson both voiced Omega Supreme in TFA, and I prefer Phil.
Fred Tatasciore is typecast, but he works well.
Scott McNeil works for the Energon version of Omega Supreme, although he doesn't sound as unique as the others.
1. Jack Angel
2. Phil LaMarr
3. Fred Tatasciore
4. Kevin Michael Richardson
5. Scott McNeil go to »
If I had to rank all of them:
1. Jim Cummings
2. Diedrich Bader
3. Steve Blum
4. Gregg Berger
5. Neil Kaplan
6. Peter Lurie
7. Michael Dorn
8. Paul Dobson
9. Nolan North
10. Eric Vesbit
11. Robert Ridgely
12. Chris Wiggins go to »
Jennifer Hale and Nika Futterman are good, but Maria Canals-Barrera will always be my favorite Hawkgirl. One thing that I loved about Maria's Hawkgirl was her chemistry with Phil LaMarr's Green Lantern. go to »
Happy birthday, Andrea! Loved your voice direction in Batman TAS, Superman TAS, Batman Beyond, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, The Batman, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Teen Titans. go to »
I'll have to go with Brian Bloom for this one. Batman Arkham Origins had great casting choices and Brian was no exception. I love his New York accent and he really sounds like a crime boss.
James Remar is my second favorite. He sounds quite threatening. A highlight from The Batman cartoon.
Nolan North has a lot of potential to be a great Black Mask, but he's given little material to work with.
Wade Williams sounds good, but he can sound forced when he screams. While it's understandable the praise that Bruce Greenwood, John DiMaggio and Jensen Ackles get, I think Wade's performance is overrated.
John DiMaggio is sadly disappointing in this role. I know he can do a lot better though.
Steve Blum is okay, not bad or good, just okay. Doen
Michael Wright is generic.
1. Brian Bloom
2. James Remar
3. Nolan North
4. Wade Williams
5. Steve Blum
6. John DiMaggio
7. Michael Wright go to »
1. Patrick Stewart
2. David Kaye
3. Cedric Smith
4. Daran Norris
5. Dan Green
6. Tom Kane
7. Cam Clarke
8. Jim Ward
9. John Stephenson
10. Ron Halder
11. James Arnold Taylor
12. Stan Jones
13. Kyle Hebert
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The reason why I don't think he's as good as Corlett and Kelamis is because of the material he had to work with. Besides, Peter's performances in those three movies were excellent, which is something I can't say for Yuri's performance.
That's not a knock on Yuri since I love the guy. go to »
@CelestialOuroboros And here's one more thing, I don't mind if they're one-dimensional. Mephiles, Black Doom and Eggman Nega are also one-dimensional, so I don't see why that's a problem with the Deadly Six.
Were people really expecting deep and complex villains in a Sonic game? go to »
@Shaun Ince I don't know about that, I'm sure Crispin could show more range with Scott if he was allowed to. But he could work for Hank as well.
I know that a lot of people despise Grant George's performance, but at least he shows more range than Crispin. But so many people will vote for Crispin because Avengers Assemble is bad and being melodramatic is way better than being sarcastic. go to »
I think I'll give my full thoughts on all of these guys.
Paul Dobson is easily the best voice for Beta Ray Bill. He sounds heroic, honorable, brave, powerful and inspiring. One of the highlights of the voice acting in Planet Hulk, and a nice change of pace for Paul, considering he tends to play villains a lot more than heroes.
Steve Blum is good as Beta Ray Bill, but he feels too generic in the role and doesn't sound as unique as Paul.
Pat Fraley works well for the SHS version, but I'm sure that if he used his Tai Lung voice, he could work for the traditional version.
Karl Pruner is the only one here that doesn't work. He just sounds ridiculous and has an unnecessary Irish accent.
@Abdullab I am very well aware of that. I just don't think I would have liked Broly and Vegeta sharing the same voice actor, that's all. Michael Dobson would have been my pick for the role, even though I'd pity him for having to hurt his voice. go to »
I think I'll give my full thoughts on Bane's voices.
Henry Silva was the first man to voice Bane, and honestly his performance hasn't aged well at all, even though he's not terrible. He sounds a bit high in BTAS, but he's a lot better in TNBA.
Hector Elizondo is honestly an improvement over Henry Silva.
Bane had three voices in The Batman, Ron Perlman, Joaquim de Almeida and Clancy Brown. Out of the three, Joaquim is definitely the best, although Ron is decent for the little material he has. Clancy only did grunts, but I'm sure that if he ever got to actually speak in the role, he'd be excellent.
Fred Tatasciore first played Bane in the Arkham games, and he got to reprise him in the Injustice game. He doesn't sound great in the Arkham games, but it's in Injustice 2 where Fred gets to really shine in the role.
Danny Trejo is okay, I guess.
Jason Liebrecht sounds forced.
Michael Los is a much better voice for Bane than Tom Hardy. Yup, I said it.
Carlos Alazraqui sounds decent but he's got the potential to do better given the chance.
Steve Blum doesn't fit Bane at all.
David Hauss sounds like he's trying too hard.
Eric Lopez is a decent fill-in for Trejo, not much to say about him.
Eric Bauza is a bigger improvement over Steve Blum. I'm sure that if given the chance, Eric would shine as a traditional version of Bane.
Kirk Thornton is a great voice actor, but this is one of his weakest performances.
@CelestialOuroboros I can't see Milton James being great as Vegeta under better voice direction. Siddall would be great, but Milton James? His voice just doesn't sound right for someone like Vegeta. Sounds too old and prissy for the role. I don't think I could have taken Vegeta seriously if James had voiced him in an Animaze dub. Steve Blum would have been a million times better than him.
I have to agree with you when it comes to Lia's Pan, Steve's Goku, Joe's Baby and whoever voiced Kid Buu. go to »
I think my favorite here has to be Vernon Chapman here. He really sounds like a kind-hearted butler. I quite like his delivery when he sounds worried. One of the best performances of the 60's Marvel cartoons. He also sounds a bit like Tony Jay, who would have been a great choice for Jarvis in the 90's Iron Man cartoon.
Enn Reitel and Fred Tatasciore are also good, but they also sound a bit disinterested.
Phil Proctor sounds a bit forced, but I know he could be great under much better direction.
Graham Harley is definitely the worst one here. Too high-pitched and too whiny. James Blendick would have been a much better choice for the role. go to »
While Robert Downey Jr is my favorite Iron Man/Tony Stark of all time, he isn't that great in the games.
Much like Iron Man, I think Marc Worden's my favorite voice for Tony Stark. I like the laidback attitude and his smugness in the role.
David Kaye is probably my second favorite. I'd love if he reprised the role one day.
And this is just an unpopular opinion, but I feel that Adrian Pasdar sounds more like a smarmy guy than Eric Loomis ever did. I like Loomis a lot in the role, but I never understood why people say that he sounds like RDJ, when RDJ has a much deeper voice than Loomis, who sounds higher and more nasal.
I'll even put Freeman over Loomis as I loved his performance in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. He sounds more smarmy than Loomis, which is a plus.
Robert Hays is also great in the role. He really sounds like a smart guy.
Matthew Mercer, Jason Griffith, Kirby Morrow and Adrian Petriw are also very good.
Mick Wingert's impression is okay I guess.
Tom Kane sounds too old, but it works for his version.
John Vernon's take holds up pretty well.
Dave Franco is okay.
The ones I don't like here are John Cygan and William Marshall. John sounds too old and William is too deep for Tony.
Underrated voice actor. Even if he isn't the most versatile actor at Ocean, he's a really good actor. Great as Miroku, Hot Shot, Van Fanel, Teru Mikami, Cyclops and Billy Katagiri. He also has great chemistry with Kelly Sheridan. go to »
@Nightmare Crusher And say what you want about Corlett and Kelamis, but at least they sounded more fitting than Lex IMO. Hell, Kirby sounded better than Lex even if he wasn't the best fit for the role. go to »
I think I'll have to go with Chris Sabat for this one, even though he's basically using his Piccolo voice with a filter. Personally, while Chris didn't do a bad job, Bob Carter would have been so much better in the role.
Noah Umholtz just sounds like a normal guy. Dave Pettitt really should have been Omega Shenron.
If Ocean had dubbed GT, Christopher Judge or Paul Dobson would have worked. go to »