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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Cyclonus with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Transformers

Created by Pokejedservo on Aug 5 2009
Special thanks to OptimusSolo, NCZ, TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
The Transformers
CyclonusBarry Gjerde
Barry Gjerde
Transformers (1984)
CyclonusJack Angel
Jack Angel
Transformers (1984)
CyclonusRoger Carmel
Roger Carmel
Transformers Energon (2004)
CyclonusDon Brown
Don Brown
Transformers (2004)
CyclonusDaran Norris
Daran Norris
Transformers: War For Cybertron (2010)
CyclonusLiam O'Brien
Liam O'Brien
Transformers: Robots In Disguise (2015) (2015)
CyclonusHarry Lennix
Harry Lennix


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EPA Deane
said at 5:04 AM on Wed Feb 14 2018
My Top 5 Favourite Cyclonus Voices:

5. Liam O'Brien
4. Barry Gjerde
3. Roger C. Carmel
2. Henry Lennix
1. Don Brown

Future VA Recommendations:

For a Cross Between the Armada and IDW Versions, Sam Witwer would Amazing in the Part if he did a Deeper and more deranged version of his Darth Maul voice.

For A More Traditional Cyclonus, Andy Serkis would be a solid fit if he used a Similar voice to his Witch King of Angmar voice.

I also Recommend David Dayan Fisher, Mike Patton, Andrew Love and Kevin Sorbo.
said at 7:14 PM on Tue Nov 28 2017
1. Roger Carnel
2. Harry Lennix
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:56 AM on Sat Nov 18 2017
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Harry as a cool voice but I prefer this character to have an energetic crazy performance so I’m sticking with Don.
Pat Rex 11
said at 6:36 AM on Wed Nov 15 2017
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I really liked Harry Lennix in RID. Even if Cyclonus didn't have much to do Lennix managed to give him a sadistic and intimidating presence. I'm kind of torn between him and Roger Carmel as my favourite voice of Cyclonus
said at 6:02 PM on Tue Nov 14 2017
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I like what Harry Lennix did, so I'm gonna change my vote to him.
said at 2:07 PM on Fri Oct 27 2017
VC thoughts update

Roger C. Carmel is my favorite here. Yeah, his voice was pretty inconsistent, but that's just a minor detail because his hammy performance is what sold it for me. As most voice actors say "everything is in the acting", and Roger's amazing acting made Cyclonus memorable.

Jack Angel is a natural replacement for Roger, but I wish he had more than four episodes to work with.

Liam O'Brien also does a good job at emulating Roger, but there are times where he could sound too forced.

Daran Norris fits the Armada version perfectly. I love how unhinged he sounds.

Don Brown is good, but honestly, I would have preferred Garry Chalk in this role.

Barry Gjerde sounds good, but his delivery is kinda forced at times.
said at 11:33 AM on Tue Nov 14 2017
Harry Lennix sounds pretty good. He's pretty similar to Roger at times, maybe slightly better than Jack. He's a close second.
8000 Saiyans
said at 7:15 AM on Tue Oct 17 2017
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Even though he could be a little inconsistent, I have to give the vote to Roger C. Carmel.
said at 9:37 PM on Thu Apr 20 2017
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Carmel plays Cyclonus like an obsessive hunter and I think it's a great performance from him. I like the almost strained sound in his voice that makes it both entertaining to listen to but also somewhat threatening.

Jack is a pretty decent replacement but he doesn't have a whole lot to go off of in comparison to Carmel. His deep voice sounds good, but I think his delivery could be a little bland at times.

Gjerde is surprisingly pretty good here I think. He plays it much more subdued but has this somewhat creepy rasp in the voice as well. The vocal effects are also handled pretty well here. It makes him sound more plotting and intimidating.

Daran doesn't have a whole lot to work with here, and to be honest I think he overplays it a bit too much. He sounds too psychopathic and it just comes off as another crazy decepticon than Cyclonus.

Don plays it similar to Daran, but I feel he was able to make the psychopath sound work much better. One his delivery is much more entertaining I feel, plus that crazy laugh just sounds fantastic.

Liam shows a lot of promise I feel, it's just sad he didn't have a lot to go off of. He has this great rasp but at the same time his signature breathiness comes through a bit making the voice sound both powerful and creepy.

1. Roger Carmel
2. Barry Gjerde
3. Don Brown
4. Liam O'Brien
5. Jack Angel
6. Daran Norris

I'd say for a future VA, Chris Sabat
said at 3:31 PM on Tue Nov 14 2017
@skeletonking1234 Harry sounds very smooth and calculating and can even sound very intimidating at the same time. He does a good job, it's nothing amazing but it's serviceable. I'd put him after Jack Angel.

Also 'AutoBUTTS"
said at 3:56 PM on Wed Apr 6 2016
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1. Roger Carmel (Movie)
2. Liam O'Brien
3. Don Brown
4. Daran Norris
5. Barry Gjerde
6. Jack Angel
7. Roger Carmel (Show)
said at 8:41 AM on Mon Jan 4 2016
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Cyclonus is an epic character in the MTMTE comics, an anti-villain turned anti-hero. He leaves Galvatron's side, joins the Lost Light and becomes roomies with the young and naive Tailgate.

Honestly no one here really clicks with me a perfect 100%. Roger C. Carmel is the closest, he has such a badass deep bass sounding voice but he was really inconsistent, in the clip here he sounds too high pitch however I do like the acting range he had.

after Carmel's unfortunate passing, Jack Angel took over and he just sounds too gruff and generic to me.

Liam O'Brien sounds decent but not perfect, if he had more time in the role, I could have preferred Liam's take over Carmel.

Holy Crap Barry Gjerde sounds pretty epic for once his voice fits a character real nicely. He should have another shot here as well.

For the Armada "crazy helicopter" Cyclonus, The best one of the two is Don Brown, he's so friggin nuts and hilarious as him. Daran Norris just doesn't sound as loony for my liking, he sounds too pompous.

Overall I'm going to with Don Brown, at least until we get a more fitting G1 esque portrayal.

BONUS: Whenever I read the MTMTE comics, I've always imagined him sounding like Rick D. Wasserman's Arishok from Dragon Age 2, a deep gravelly yet honourable and noble sounding voice, with a hint of the Shakespearean sounding delivery he had as Thor. I also envision Michael Adamthwaite pulling off Cyclonus, like mix his Ginji and Thor together, it'd be excellent. I guess what I'm saying is that Cyclonus and Thor should have the same voice. lol
said at 1:02 AM on Thu Dec 10 2015
I prefer Jill Sandwich maker the most
said at 7:17 AM on Thu Jul 2 2015
1) Roger C. Carmel
2) Jack Angel
3) Liam O'Brien
4) Daran Norris
5) Don Brown
6) Barry Gjerde
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:13 AM on Thu Apr 30 2015
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I've never been a fan of the G1 portrayal of Cyclonus. He just never stuck out to me (which is weird, because I really, REALLY wanted to see more of Cyclonus in TFA, and he was 99% the G1 Cyclonus).

Armada Cyclonus was my first exposure to the character, and I thought his portrayal was really cool and unique. He's a crazy, flying lunatic, and what better name than "Cyclonus", which implies a crazy, swiftly rotating force of air? Don's voice was perfect for that.
said at 9:38 AM on Sun Oct 5 2014
My Top 5:

1) Carmel
2) Angel
3) O'Brien
4) Norris
5) Brown
said at 3:06 PM on Thu Feb 13 2014
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Don Brown's version s underrated. One of the most fun performances I've ever heard.
said at 1:52 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@pete *is underrated. I like Roger and Jack 2nd.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:24 PM on Mon Mar 10 2014
@pete I agreethe others come off more as generic bad guys. Don stands out more to me on top of being so much more
Polyester Funk
said at 12:42 AM on Sat Nov 23 2013
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I'm going with Roger even though his voice work was inconsistent. The clip here isn't one of his best.

Jack Angel was a good replacement, though he did make Cyclonus sound like other characters he played.

I'd kinda like to hear Daran Norris do a G1 version of him. I've heard him do some deep, gruff stuff before.

I think Fred Tatasciore should take a crack at him. He'd sound really cool.
said at 1:37 PM on Sun Sep 22 2013
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Ah yes, Cyclonus. One of my most favorite characters of the franchise, and one of the most underrated. And above all the comparisons shown here, my vote goes to Carmel. Absolutely marvelous!

Though I MUST get this off my chest: for any (hopefully) future re-imaginings of the character (possibly following after the MTMTE comics), can anyone see Cyclonus being voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch? For some bizarre reason, I think he would be able to pull off a GREAT rendition. Does anyone else think so?
said at 7:36 PM on Sat Jul 26 2014
@DreamMaster08X Maybe Cumberbatch should voice Cyclonus in the Film Series, And I think that would be awesome.
said at 4:35 AM on Fri Jan 18 2013
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It's not much, but I'm gonna go with Liam O'Brien.
said at 11:07 PM on Sat Dec 22 2012
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i'm going with Don Brown he just sounds so awesome

his voice is most of the reason why Cyclonus was one of my favirote characters in Armada back when i was little
said at 4:46 AM on Sat May 19 2012
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I'm gonna go with Liam O'Brien for Cyclonus.
said at 11:08 PM on Sun Nov 27 2011
Jack Angel.
said at 8:01 AM on Mon Aug 15 2011
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said at 4:23 PM on Mon Mar 21 2011
Don Brown is the best insane Cyclonus rules
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:50 PM on Wed Jul 28 2010
Not true. In "Ghost in the Machine" and "Webworld", Cyclonus's voice sounds very different from the movie. (Granted, Motormaster did appear in the latter episode, but he wasn't in the former.) I haven't seen all of season three yet, but I don't recall seeing an episode where Cyclonus sounds the same.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:50 AM on Thu Jul 22 2010
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If Cyclonus kept the voice he had in the movie throughout Carmel's run as the character, I'd vote for Carmel.

But as optimussolo said, it sounded different all the time so voting for him is tough.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 5:56 PM on Wed Dec 16 2009
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I find it hard to vote for Carmel just because of how frequently the voice changed. I just got done watching the whole series and it seemed like they had a new person doing the voice every episode. If he would have stayed with the deep intimidating voice he used at times that would have been great. (I wouldnt be surprised if more people did his voice than we know though)
said at 12:30 AM on Sun Aug 9 2009
Agree, it would have been nice if he did get a speaking role.
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Roger Carmel
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