Best Optimus Prime and Megatron voice actors?

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  1. foxwolf2099

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    So we've had many different series of Transformers since the 80s version, while in recent years, Gary Chalk and David Kaye have helmed Prime and Megs for most of those shows, there are still a handful of actors who have taken on the role.

    Have a listen to these sound clips and compare for yourself who you think the best is.

    Optimus Prime - Behind The Voice Actors - Voice Compare: Optimus Prime

    Megatron -Behind The Voice Actors - Voice Compare: Megatron

    While I love Peter Cullen, I've really gotten used to Gary Chalk as Prime.
    As for Megatron, Welker's voice was much different to Kaye's more refined Megatron so its a toss up
     
  2. Harlequin Daniel

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    David Kaye.
    For both.


    Athough Cullen is shivers down the spine good as Optimus.
     
  3. OptimusSolo

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    My Opinion:

    Optimus Prime

    #1. Peter Cullen - obviously
    #2. Neil Kaplan
    #3. David Kaye
    #4. Gary Chalk

    Megatron

    #1. Frank Welker
    #2. Corey Burton
    #3. Daniel Riordan
    #4. David Kaye

    I know people will say that I must be a G1 fan which I am but I also love Beast Wars and Machines and have a great appreciation for voice-actors. I know David Kaye is a fantastic voice actor but I honestly just didnt care for his takes on the characters.

    BTW LOVE that site and was unaware it existed!! Thanks a ton for pointing it out. Would love to see more Transformers characters featured!
     
  4. foxwolf2099

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    thanks :D  i wanted to create something a little different than wot's already out there.

    I'm working on getting Starscream voice compare up.

    Any other Bot's who u specifically want me to add?
     
  5. OptimusSolo

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    Let me know if there is anyway I could help. I love what you are doing and would love to expand this big time!!

    Some other bots I would consider would be...

    Jazz
    Prowl
    Bumblebee

    just for starters of course...
     
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    I'm a fan of Gary Chalk, but Cullen is the definitive prime. His voice sounds like a leader's voice should. Chalk is close, but he ends up sounding a bit soft. It fits for primal who was a bit more science oriented, but when you're the commander of the autobots you should sound like you could rip someones foot off and shove it down their throat.

    For Megatron it's very hard to say. David Kaye did so much with BW megatron, yet the same can really be said for Burton with Megatron from animated. At the same time Welker's G1 megatron fit that character really well. It's really a 3 way tie for me
     
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    Best Optimus? Peter Cullen.

    Best Megatron? Corey Burton.
     
  8. Cmdr Prime

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    here's what I think

    1/ Peter Cullen-natually
    2/Garry Chalk
    3/ I can't see David Kaye voicing Optimus it just doesn't sound the same

    now for the Decepticons

    1/Frank Welker
    2/David Kaye
     
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    Peter Cullen for OP.

    Frank Welker and Corey Burton are equally good as Megatron.
     
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    Peter cullin-op

    Frank welker-megatron
    David kaye was good also
     
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    While cullen will always be prime to me David Kaye does a good job voicing a much younger prime that cullen's voice would not fit
     
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    Gary Chalk is Optimus Primal. He made that character, and he made him one of the best.


    For Optimus Prime, Cullen's 2007 movie voice floorred me. It sounded ancient, yet powerful but genuine. Animated Prime's is tied, Kaye really nailed it. I'm leaning more to him just because like Chalk, he made the character his own instead of trying to copy the old Optimus form G1.


    Megatron is a tie between Kaye's BW voice and Burton's Aniamted voice. I really can't decide. Every time I think who's better another reason to like the other more pops up, and just listening to them with your thing there yeilds no results.
     
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    Cullen is Optimus like how Kevin Conroy is Batman

    Burton for Megs.
     
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    Peter Cullen and Corey Burton.
     
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    Chalk and Kaye. Both were outstanding performances.
     
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    Optimus = Cullen (Big props to Chalk for Primal and Kaye for Animated Prime though)
    Megatron = Kaye/Burton tie (I like Welker but Kaye and Burton are better IMO)
     
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    Here are mine:

    OP,
    Neil Kaplan is the best I think, though my favorite is Chalk

    Megatron,
    David Kaye in Energon, though Corey Burton is really good.
     
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    Of course Cullen is the original, and I love his voice. It gave me chills in the theater. But I'll always love Kaplan as Prime. I'll never forget how psyched I was to find out Transformers was FINALLY coming back on TV. RiD's Prime sounded different from what I had always considered Prime, but I loved it immediately. So, Cullen and Kaplan are tied in my book.

    Welker, Kaye and Burton are all tied for Megatron.
     
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    Cullen OP
    Welker Megs
     

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