Created by NCZ on Jul 19 2010
EDITOR'S OPINIONIn his first appearance, Breakdown was voiced by Transformers series regular Jack Angel. He did a decent job for the few lines he got.
The role was inherited by Alan Oppenheimer, who provided the voice for the rest of the series. IMO, Oppenheimer did a great job capturing the essence of Breakdown's characterization; his voice was shaky and stammering, and it fit Breakdown like a glove.
In Transformers: War for Cybertron, Breakdown returns, voiced by Crispin Freeman. He did a really great job for the most part, but his voice was slightly higher than what I'd prefer. Despite that, I enjoyed Crispin's performance, which was enhanced by some hilarious dialogue.
Adam Baldwin voices a different kind of Breakdown in the new Prime series. Since this new incarnation is a big brawler, I think Adam sounded about as deep as you'd expect. It probably wasn't too much of a stretch for someone like him to play such an evil and difficult-to-like character.
In the end, I'll say Alan Oppenheimer brought in the best performance, with Crispin Freeman a close second, Adam Baldwin third, and Jack Angel fourth, mainly because he didn't get much to work with.