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Comparison of the voice actors who have been the voice of Shockwave with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Transformers

Shockwave is a cold, logical, high-ranked Decepticon who serves as Cybertron's guardian. Shockwave has been interpreted as fiercely loyal to Megatron, or as someone who wants to ascend to the throne and take his place. For a brief period in 2004, he was known as "Shockblast" because of trademark problems.

Created by NCZ on Sep 13 2010
Special thanks to Foxwolf, Cypo, TylerMirage for additional sound clips.


I do like the performances by Barry Gjerde and Daniel Riordan, and Steve Blum does a good job of following in Corey's footsteps. My least favourite is Brian Drummond's. It's okay on its own counts, but it's not as good as the others. As much as I like Frank Welker, the DOTM version of Shockwave is too monstrous, which is exactly the opposite of how the character should be. I have to say that in this case, there's no beating the original, so Corey Burton takes the trophy.



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Who do you think has been the best from these Shockwave voice actors?
Corey Burton
Barry Gjerde
Brian Drummond
Daniel Riordan
Steve Blum
Frank Welker
David Sobolov
Darryl Kurylo
Ryan Andes
Jon Bailey