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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Angel with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Angel was once one of the most horrific vampires of all time, until he was cursed - with a soul. Now aware and conscious of the atrocities he and vampirekind have committed, he seeks to atone for his crimes. Angel is usually the straight man surrounded by absurdity, but when he does show a sense of humour he can be extremely dry.
Created by NCZ on Jun 29 2018
Angel (1999)
Puppet AngelDrew Massey
Drew Massey
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Video Game (2002)
AngelDavid Boreanaz
David Boreanaz
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 (2010)
TwilightZach Hanks
Zach Hanks


A lot of the VAs in the Buffy game sound a little unaccustomed to the transition from screen to voice acting (Anthony Head nailed it though!), and David Boreanaz gets some of that as well. You can hear the spirit of his usual screen performance shine through at times, but overall he unfortunately does sound much more like he's reading a script.
Looking at this purely as a voice compare, my favourite is actually Drew Massey! His performance is a huge part of why Smile Time is one of the show's best episodes ever. His natural speaking voice is actually really close to David's, and he nails the absurdist comedy. Similarly, even though I'm not a big fan of Angel's "Twilight" version, Zach is a talented VA and he does well not only in crafting Angel's new persona, but even letting his more typical spirit shine through at times.
So, looking at things purely from a voice acting perspective, I actually think David's successors carried the torch even better than he did.
1. Drew Massey
2. Zach Hanks
3. David Boreanaz



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said at 9:51 PM on Sun Jul 1 2018
I didn't know that *wasn't* Boreanaz in that episode. Kinda sad that the real Boreanaz wasn't as good at voicing Angel. Hanks was alright.

Going with Massey on this one.
said at 1:48 AM on Sun Jul 1 2018
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Don't really remember this show at all but wow, I never knew there was something Muppet related done with the series and Drew Massey is actually pretty enjoyable here.

David Boreanez is perfect all around as Angel...

when he's on camera. In terms of his video game performance he just sounds really lifeless and dull, it's a lot like his Squall from Kingdom Hearts except in Squall's case he actually got better later on. Here he just sounds like he's reading a script through the entire game.

Can't say much about Zach Hanks but he's okay.
said at 8:08 PM on Sat Jun 30 2018
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One of these is not like the others... except for the first one, I can actually hear what David would use in his Squall in the first Kingdom Hearts.

I prefer David but Drew is close enough of the other two, Zach's fine enough though his version is pretty different.
said at 7:35 PM on Sat Jun 30 2018
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Waitttt... what? I had no clue that wasn’t David in smile time. I can hardly tell the difference, he did a great job impersonating him.
said at 7:39 PM on Sat Jun 30 2018
@chaosincarnate but yeah, definitely going with Drew. I hate Angel’s role in Season 8 but Zach Hanks still does a good job with what he’s given. David sounds incredibly bored and uninspired. Drew is hilarious as puppet angel.
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said at 6:58 PM on Sat Jun 30 2018
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Yeah, I'm going with Drew.
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said at 3:49 PM on Sat Jun 30 2018
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I was not expecting this character to be part of the Muppets Spotlight. Either way, I think all 3 of these guys are good but I would say Drew is the best here.
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