Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 9 2011
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the G.I Joe Voice Compare section we have a VC for one of the first introduced members of the G.I Joe team from the 80's whom is none other than... GRUNT! We shall begin this with the original G.I Joe series in which Dan Roth voiced the role of Grunt here. Even though Grunt is supposedly from Ohio Dan's voice for the role has a bit of a Southern accent good but to be honest Dan makes a decent effort in making it work for the role. While plenty of characters in the G.I Joe series had an overly secondary role in the series for the most part that is especially true for Grunt as he only appeared in a few episodes of the series. But to be fair he did appear in the G.I Joe 2-parter episode "Worlds Without End" in which he had a bigger role and Dan Roth gets to do a more dramatic performance here. (Not too mention on how I did like on how Dan Roth had good chemistry with likes of the late great Chris Latta whom played Steeler in that episode.) Grunt was pretty much Dan's first voice acting role and one of the only ones he has done but his performance as Grunt can make one feel this fact is a bit of a shame so in other words Dan Roth's work as Grunt is another good example of the voice work in the G.I Joe series.
In the G.I Joe series made by DiC, Grunt appeared for an episode and was voiced by the late great Robert O. Smith in this series (though yes I am aware that those who do know what happened to Grunt in the original series lets just might find his inclusion in the DiC series to be kind of strange.) Anyways alike Dan Roth's voice for Grunt, Robert O. Smith's Grunt voice also had a bit of a Southern accent sure it was a bit lower and gruffer but Robert did make it work for the role as well. But still I did like on how Robert O. Smith's performance for the role made Grunt seem a bit more cool-headed in which he is not too stoic but is willing to take matters seriously. While Grunt didn't appear a lot in the DiC series much like what happened in the original series Robert O. Smith's performance as Grunt came out quite naturally and is probably one of the better performances in that series. Overall I am going with a tie here as both of these guys did well in their own way.