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

Tailgate is a minor Autobot from the Transformers franchise. 
Created by TylerMirage on Nov 26 2017
Transformers (1984)
TailgateTed Schwartz
Ted Schwartz
Transformers: Prime (2010)
TailgateJosh Keaton
Josh Keaton


In G1, Ted Schwartz voices Tailgate. Ted's voice is light and easy to listen to, but there's nothing much memorable to it. For the Transformers: Prime series a quarter-century later, Josh Keaton was cast as Tailgate for a brief flashback scene. Keaton's performance is that of a slightly gruffer, more sarcastic version of his natural voice, which fits this version of the character. Unfortunately, neither actor gets a whole lot to work with, but Keaton at least gets a few lines. He'll get my vote.



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said at 9:25 PM on Thu Mar 1 2018
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Just noticed there two Spider-Man actors in this compare
said at 1:09 AM on Tue Nov 28 2017
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Tailgate for me was never an interesting character at all but I'll go with Josh Keaton since he does give him some personality.
Dark Kuja
said at 1:07 AM on Tue Nov 28 2017
I'm going with Keaton, since he has enough lines to give Tailgate some semblance of personality.
said at 8:05 PM on Mon Nov 27 2017
Josh has some character in his brief scene as the character, and can't really say what exactly helps that, but I feel it it fits the character more, like someone with this name should sound youthful, spunky, etc.
said at 6:27 PM on Mon Nov 27 2017
I think they're both fine really, I kinda prefer Ted more though
said at 5:12 PM on Mon Nov 27 2017
Keaton sounds like he's channeling Steven Blum. That said, my vote's on him!
8000 Saiyans
said at 7:00 PM on Sun Nov 26 2017
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I'll go with Josh for this one.
said at 5:45 PM on Sun Nov 26 2017
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Both are alright, but I'm going with Keaton.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:10 PM on Sun Nov 26 2017
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I'm voting for Josh Keaton for this one. He has a little bit more personality.
said at 3:44 PM on Sun Nov 26 2017
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Both are pretty unremarkable in the role unfortunately. I guess I'll go with Ted, since I feel he had tons of potential.

As a sidenote, it's kinda odd that we got two Spidey actors in this VC.
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Ted Schwartz
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