Dr. Teeth
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Dr. Teeth

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Dr. Teeth with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Muppets

Dr. Teeth is a supporting protagonist from Jim Henson's Muppets franchise. He's the band leader for Electric Mayhem, which consists of Floyd Pepper, Janice, Animal and Zoot. With green skin, a scruffy beard and a mouth full of teeth, Dr. Teeth is instantly recognizable by his sweet, groovalicious way of speakin', man. 
Created by TylerMirage on Jul 8 2018
The Muppet Movie (1979)
Dr. TeethJim Henson
Jim Henson (NEW CLIP)
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
Dr. TeethJohn Kennedy
John Kennedy (NEW CLIP)
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008)
Dr. TeethMartin Robinson
Martin Robinson (NEW CLIP)
The Muppets (2015)
Dr. TeethBill Barretta
Bill Barretta (NEW CLIP)
From the Balcony
Dr. TeethVictor Yerrid
Victor Yerrid (NEW CLIP)


Originally performed by Jim Henson, his Dr. Teeth is what started it all - the jive-talking and gruff voice. Another iconic Muppets character.  

John Kennedy was next to take over Dr. Teeth, mostly for video game adaptations of Muppet titles. John's not the greatest, but he's not too bad, either.

For the vast majority of Dr. Teeth's post-Jim Henson appearances, Bill Barretta performed him. Bill's voice is a little gruffer than Jim's, but is probably the closest to his, despite that. 

Victor Yerrid played Dr. Teeth in the From the Balcony shorts. Victor's Dr. Teeth has a lighter, more soothing voice than most, but still nails the attitude. 

For a brief stint in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, Martin Robinson portrayed Dr. Teeth. Despite the limited material, Martin shows real promise, coming very close to the same inflections as Jim. I think he's just as worthy a successor to Jim as Bill is. 

1.) Bill Barretta
2.) Jim Henson
3.) Martin Robinson
4.) John Kennedy
5.) Victor Yerrid

*Special thanks to Ghosty404 for the sound clips!



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8000 Saiyans
said at 1:27 AM on Mon Jul 16 2018
Another vote goes to Jim Henson.

I gotta say that the idea of Old Man Kermit sounds...intriguing.
said at 4:45 PM on Mon Jul 9 2018
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Victor I think sounds way too wheezy and old. Like, he sounds like old man Kermit the Frog.
Shaun Ince
said at 3:45 PM on Wed Jul 11 2018
@Ghosty404 Forget Old Man Logan, Old Man Kermit is where it's at.....

OK maybe not.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:58 PM on Wed Jul 11 2018
@Shaun Ince
Man, the plot of Old Man Logan but replaced with an Old Man Kermit. I would love to see that.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 4:11 PM on Wed Jul 11 2018
@Music Meister "I'm the best there is at what I do, and what I do best aint easy..."
Shaun Ince
said at 4:12 PM on Wed Jul 11 2018
@Music Meister It could explore a angle of Kermit that we haven't quite seen before. What happened to the other Muppets & why he is on his own. Makes for some great storytelling.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:27 PM on Wed Jul 11 2018
@Shaun Ince
With Kermit murdering half the Muppets and raising an inbred Animal baby.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:37 PM on Wed Jul 11 2018
@Music Meister We gotta pitch this to the Jim Henson company.
said at 9:09 AM on Mon Jul 9 2018
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Jim. I know I can sound like broken record with all of these "he's the original!" comments, but I feel like the original performer (in most of these particular cases) just understood the character - their essence, personality, motivations, etc. - better than would someone who comes in after the fact, and it often shows quite a bit. This is one of those times. It's easy to look at a character like Dr. Teeth and say "Oh, that's easy - just do Rowlf the Dog and say stereotypical '60s hippy catchphrases!" but there's really a lot more to it than that. Jim had a great energy and enthusiasm in the role, and made the voice feel perfectly natural despite how low and gruff it is, even when he sang. No way I could not vote for him here.

2. Bill. Out of the successors, Bill comes closest to sounding like Jim. Sure, in the TV series he wasn't totally on it, but the same could be said of a lot of characters on that show. Due to the different direction that show was taken compared to previous Muppet outings, I think that was probably more a case of them being directed to sound different than a case of everyone starting to sound bad at the same time. In the recent Muppet movies, though, Bill sounded totally on it, matching Jim almost perfectly.

3. Martin. I wasn't sure what to expect when I found out about this, but Martin does an exceptional job with his limited material. However, he does start to slip into Telly at the end of the clip, so while I am curious to hear more of his take, I feel that problem would probably become more noticeable the more he spoke. He totally nails the feel, though.

4. John. Pretty much the same as all his other roles: he's alright, but not great. He's got parts of the impression down, but he sounds like Dr. Teeth mixed with Floyd.

5. Victor. Meh, he's alright I guess.
said at 8:18 PM on Sun Jul 8 2018
Jim Henson, the original voice, and Bill Barretta are the best voices for Dr. Teeth.
Shaun Ince
said at 2:09 PM on Sun Jul 8 2018
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All of these guys do pretty well as Dr. Teeth. Though I think Jim Henson does this character the best. Also I like how natural his singing is.

John Kennedy sounds way too light. Victor is in the same boat.

Martin Robinson, despite the brief line, sounds closer to Jim than Bill Barretta does.

Bill's performance is fine on it's own merits, but it sounds a bit too gruff & doesn't allow for much personality. He's basically one half of Jim's take.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Dr. Teeth voice actors?
Jim Henson
Bill Barretta
John Kennedy
Victor Yerrid
Martin Robinson