Billy West as a Transformer?

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  1. Toei

    Toei Well-Known Member

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    Although I feel bad that so many of the G1 voice actors are either dying or simply not getting hired, I at least like having new VA's pick up where they left off (execpt for the people in Beast Wars). I think it was cool hearing Tom Kenny and Jeff Bennett in TF Animated. So I figured I'd mention another one of today's VA's who I think should join the TF family.

    Do you guys think Billy West of Futurama fame could do a Transformer voice some day? I think that would be cool. I think he's even more fun to listen to than Tom and Jeff. If so, which Transformer do you think he could be?

    Since both Billy and Casey Casem have at one time or another done Shaggy's voice, I think Billy would be perfect as the voices of Bluestreak and/or Cliffjumper.

    Anyone else? Can anyone think of other characters he could do too?

    Please don't make fun of me...
     
  2. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    I'd certainly be up for it. He's great.
     
  3. Sprocket

    Sprocket Problematic.

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    I would too, but he could end up as a one-off human character, leaving many unsatisfied.
     
  4. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    He likes TFs I think too, I was walking by his table at a local convention and I was dressed as Hot Rod and he told me he liked my costume. :D 
     
  5. Toei

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    Perhaps. But I think that would be better than nothing.

    I'd also say Billy could do Rumble and Frenzy (if not Franky). Or perhaps Hound.
     
  6. Toei

    Toei Well-Known Member

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    Hey! That's cool! All the more reason he should do one of their voices some time.

    Now that you mention it, I think Billy could do Hot Rod's voice some time too. Sadly, I don't think Dick Gautier's gonna be around much longer either. :(  So perhaps Billy could be his successor.

    But not Rodimus. Billy's cool. But I don't think he could do a serious character like Rodimus. But defenetly as Hot Rod if not his other form. ;) 
     
  7. Jetstorm

    Jetstorm Wielder of the Keyblade

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    I know a lot of people think of him as the foice of Fry but he'll always be the voice of Doug and Roger to me haha.

    I'd love to hear him in a Transformers show!
     
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    I've always thought Billy West would make a decent Bumblebee.
     
  9. MaxLinden

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    He would make a great transformer, he is one amazing voice actor!
     
  10. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Billy West for Hot Rod / Rodimus! Or maybe Hot Shot. I can see Fry's voice coming out of either of those guys, with a little adjustment.

    Or for the opposite end of the scale, Sentinel Prime, in the style of Zap Brannigan - that whole larger than life heroic aspect. Though I'd hate to deprive Townsend Coleman the chance of a repeat performance there.

    Maybe he could voice a larger than life Sky Lynx?
     
  11. guard convoy

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    i'm up for billy west as a transformer.....

    now Adam West, that is something i wanna see
     
  12. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    I would have to here Fries voice with a bit of a reverb modification added to it. Cause all I know from Billy West is Fry so it's hard to say.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    If he's going to use his Fry's voice I'd say someone like BB, Rodimus, Hotshot or hell ROTF Jolt would work.


    Using Brannigan's voice as Sentinel Prime or Straxus.

    Using Zoidberg as Scalpel. :p 
     
  14. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Now I'm certain there have to be YouTube videos out there with Sky-Lynx or Sentinel Prime with Zap's voice dubbed on instead. If not then there damn-well should be. :p 

    In general though I think any good voice actors should be given roles in Transformers.
     
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    Adam West as a G1 influenced Red Alert.

    Billy West's Zapp voice as Sky Lynx.
     
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    Billy West as a ROTF style Jetfire with a voice similar to Farnsworth's.

    Also John Di Maggio would be great. Bender, Aquaman, Marcus Fenix... All very different.
     
  17. Toei

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    John already did a voice in the ROTF video game.

    I like him too, but I was really just refering to VA's who haven't gotten the chance to do a TF voice yet...
     
  18. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    Suuuuuuuure he liked ur costume ;) 

    Your holding back the part where he gave u his room number arentcha?

    Ild u dirty little minx :p 

    I wasnt aware of the dudes recent VA gigs, but yeah, id think hed be good, hes always been a COOL GUY (tm)
     
  19. convoy84

    convoy84 Watcher of the Skies

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    Time to revive this sucker and put in my two cents!

    First off, KA, you're the dirty one.

    Second, I think that if a door opens for West to appear in TF media (possibly RID2015), I feel he would be good as Cosmos, using his Ren voice to replicate McConnohie's alleged Peter Lorre voice.
     
  20. SG Roadbuster

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    personally for Rodimus, I hear Jason Lee's voice each time I read MTME
    as for West, give him all three RID Autobot Brothers and see what he does with 'em.
     

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