Master Chief John-117
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Master Chief John-117

Comparison of the voice actors who have been the voice of Master Chief John-117 with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Halo

Master Chief, also known as Spartan 117, is the lead character in Halo universe, spanning many books and video games.

Created by solidejake on Jun 8 2014


In honor of Halo 5: Guardians coming to XBox One sometime in 2015, we will be looking at the legendary lead to the Halo Universe, Master Chief Petty Officer John-117. In every game of the series so far, he has been voiced by Steve Downes, but in the series Halo Legends, he was voiced by David Wald. Let's take a look.

Steve Downes - Playing plenty of Halo growing up, I always found Downes' voice great. My only complaint was that he wasn't very talkative. It seems that in Halo 4, he gains a good deal of lines, which I find great. While still not the most talkative lead character ever, he still manages to throw in a few memorable lines in there. So you don't need me to tell you that Steve Downes has done a great job voicing the character for well over a decade.

David Wald - When I first found out that there was a time that Chief wasn't voiced by Downes, I was actually a bit shocked. But I did listen to the actor, and I have to say, not bad at all. Sounds a bit like the original, without trying too hard to emulate the original, which always deserves respect.

Well, as for my opinion, I definitely prefer Downes to the newcomer, as he simply owns the character. While Wald was certainly a good replacement, Downes deserves to voice this character for as long as possible. Special thanks to Music Meister for sending me the Halo Legends clip!



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Who do you think has been the best from these Master Chief voice actors?
Steve Downes
David Wald