Spay-C's voice actor
I know it's far from reliable, but it's the only one I've found so far: IMDB specifically lists Tress MacNeille as Spay-C's VA. In the absence of anything else against it, it seems to me that it would be better to go with that than guesswork. Ayellowbirds (talk) 23:35, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
- I know what you mean, but the IMDB's just some ancient fan guesswork too, just more established - and that's absolutely not Tress MacNeille's voice. There's like ten actresses total in the GoBots voice cast, and I checked through them all before I came to the current ID conclusion. - Chris McFeely (talk)
- Fair enough. - Ayellowbirds (talk) 23:59, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
- Sadly I think this is a problem we'll face a lot as we go on, and we'll have a lot of blank voice actor entries. :\ - Chris McFeely (talk) 00:02, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
- Should we perhaps leave them as "uncredited", then? - Ayellowbirds (talk) 00:06, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
- Certainly a "?" or something - better to say "we dunno" than omit the entry, which a casual reader could imply meant the character didn't speak. "Uncredited" probably isn't the right word - they're no more uncredited than most other cast members, you know? Like, some of 'em got lucky and were in the movie and so got named credits, but nothing ever said "Peter Cullen as Tank" or "Paul Eiding as Scorp" but we know that's them because we know those actors well from Transformers. There'll be some we can process-of-elimination - the original mini-series, for instance, has a separate set of credits to the series proper with far fewer names that'll allow us to deduce at least a few of the supporting cast we don't know (Geeper-Creeper and Buggyman spring to mind). The unavailability of, and sheer disinterest in, GoBots is probably the only reason no groups of people have seriously knuckled down to try and figure this out yet. - Chris McFeely (talk) 00:15, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
Twister's voice actor
Hey, quick question. What source did you use to know that Dick Gautier voiced Twister? Because I haven't seen anything mention him playing Twister (though IMDB lists him as playing Sky Jack, but that is the only place I can find that, so...) SoundJack426 (talk) 03:30, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
- No source, just my own ears recognising him in "Et Tu Cy-Kill". - Chris McFeely (talk) 10:30, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
- Considering how many characters there are that I don't know who their voice actor is, I'll gladly take that as a valid source. SoundJack426 (talk) 13:00, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
Voice actor notes to myself
|"Battle for GoBotron" mini
- Hans-Cuff - Really leaning toward Bob Ridgley at this point
- Geeper Creeper - Likewise Bob Holt
- General Lindley - Walter Mathews is the only credited actor with no obvious role...
- Professor Ling - Soon Tec Oh?
||"It's the Thought that Counts"
- Defendor/Dozer - Peter Cullen (does he reprise later?)
- Von Joy - they say it's Phil Hartman, but I've never been 100% convinced
- Clive - ?
- Geeper Creeper has a single line in this episode - he doesn't appear to share an actor with Clive or Von Joy, suggests he is voiced by one of the regular cast. Bob Holt?
||"Trident's Triple Threat"
- General Orlando - Frank Welker
- Trident - Philip Clarke
- Loco - ? Only a handful of lines, logically must be one of the episode's otherwise-established cast, heavily distorted voice
- Soldier on radio - Arthur Burghardt
- President - Frank Welker
- Prime Minister - Marilyn Lightstone or B.J. Ward, by default
- Alva-Nar - ?
- Alva-Nar's computer - ?
- Staks - same voice as Nova Beam, but only four lines... would an actor not playing any other roles in the episode be called in for this?
- Wrong Way - Welker, seems to be an Ed Wynn impression
||"Speed is of the Essence"
- Slicks - Frank Welker
- Don - Pretty sure that's Michael Sheehan
- Rick - Brian Tochi?
- With Van Guard in this episode, Ken Campbell could logically be doubling up as any of these guys...
- Race trophy presenter - Peter Cullen
||Genius and Son
- Doctor Mobius - Allan Oppenheimer, unmistakable
- Danny Mobius - genuine child actor; means this must be 11-year-old Josh Rodine
- Scratch- only two lines, has to be another member of the cast, isn't Oppenheimer, soooo...?
- Station staff member - almost certain that's Gordon Hunt doing a fill-in like Wally Burr used to on G1; does this mean he's Scratch?
- "Witch Doctor" - Peter Cullen
- I do not believe Tress MacNeille is Vamp. She only sort of sounds like her, and MacNeille's recognizable voice is never heard providing additional voices in any Vamp episodes I have yet sampled. MacNeille DOES provide guest characters in "The Seer," which does NOT feature Vamp. Further, Vamp speaks, like, less than ten words in this episode, and as Anya Turgenova is in this one too, this logically points to her actress, Gail Matthius (who we know must play Anya, because she was the only other female actor credited for the pilot besides Marilyn Lightstone), being Vamp.
- Prison guard - Peter Cullen
- Good Knight/Farmer - Philip Clarke
- Von Joy and Staks share an actor
- Exor - BJ Ward
- Insectoids - Frank Welker
- UNECOM soldier in pt 1 - single line, sounds like that guy from "Genius and Son"; growing confident it's Gordon Hunt
||"Lost on GoBotron"
Literally not a goddamn clue.
- Fly Trap
- Watchpost 7
- Tung the Ruthless
- Elephant gladiator - Welker
- One of the speaking urchins and pink-skinned gladiator seem to share a female actor
- John - even at 13 years old, there's no mistaking Scott "Robin" Menville
- Nathan - actual child actor means this has got to be 13yr old Shavar Ross, only black kid actor credited
- Nathan's mom - only two black actresses credited are Banfield and Braxton...
- Postman - Eiding
- Nathan's other friend - Welker
|"Quest for Roguestar"
- Space Ace - Paul Eiding
- Skuttlebuster - doesn't sound like anyone else in the episode. Bob Holt by process of elimination?
- Russian miners - Eiding, Cullen, someone else
- Grumpy Seta 6 staffer - Eiding
- Troylene - Jennifer Darling. You can't mistake Irma!
- Trevor - ?
- Cyrus - Welker
- Other elders - Thinking purple robes might be Ken Mars; on the look-out for him
- William - Arthur Burghardt
- Katherine - whichever one of Banfield and Braxton isn't Nathan's mum...
- Mayor - Redis Cordic, weirdly
- Kids - who knows, probably just the actress who plays Katherine
- Sentinel - Allan Melvin
- Factory foreman - Increasing confidence in Gordon Hunt
- Frost - Andre Stojka
- Sidney - ?
- Dive-Dive - ?
- UNECOM operator - Gordon Hunt
- Getaway driver/Fly Trap driver - ?
- Murchison - Allan Melvin
- Eyepatch guy - Gordon Hunt?
- Burly criminal, "shut up fatso" - Same guy as Flip Top
- "Fatso" - Welker
- Gold repository guard - Phillip Clarke
- Stretch - muhdunno, but I notice Welker takes over the role in the one episode recorded after Bob Holt's death, so does that mean he was Bob Holt?
- Flip-Top - mmmmmmmaybe Daryl Hickman...?
- Fly Trap doesn't speak, indicating his actor is not part of this episode's cast.
- Gold guards - Hunt, Cullen
- Cocoa - Welker
- Coca's wife - ? (Mathius since Vamp is in this one? Guessing not just on paucity of female roles in series...)
- Female customer - Lightstone
- Staks has only two lines, but in his regular voice. Seems to be the same actor as the disgruntled customer who announces "I want my money back!" at the end.
- Race announcer - ?
- BuggyMan and Fly Trap sound damnably similar in this one
- Kodo - surely this has to be Manu Tupou
- Bad Boy doesn't speak
Nothing special here, no guest actors, just the regular cast and Clarke in bit roles.
- Doctor Cunninham - ?
- Evil One - ?
Not the same bloke, at least, I don't think.
- Crespas - Peter Cullen
- B'oosa - ?
- Robot prisoner - same guy as B'oosa maybe?
- Cullen fills in as Scratch
- BuggyMan and Hans-Cuff both speaking in this - evidence they're both Bob Ridgley?
- The guy calling the odds for the first fight is absolutely Bob Ridgley doing his "Purple Pieman" voice, so he's inarguably in this episode. That Hans-Cuff read is looking good.
||"Wolf in the Fold"
- Road Ranger - ?
- Farmer - think that's Gordon Hunt again
- Bad Boy - I think that's Kirby Ward -as in, I think Bad Boy and the guy he was impersonating share an actor.
- Scientist - Gordon Hunt
- Water Walk - Peter Reneday
- Woki - Okay, now that's Brian Tochi (again?)
- Katu - Keone Young, maybe?
- Sailor - Reneday
- Captain - Reneday (they were gettin' their money's worth...)
- Steamer - ?
- Sparky - ?
- Night Ranger - Alan Opphenheimer
- "Shaun and his mum - Both Tress MacNeille
- Benedict - Peter Cullen
|Unattributed female actors
- Adrienne Alexander
- Bever-Leigh Banfield
- Robin Braxton
- Selette Cole
- Norma MacMillan
- Amanda McBroom
- Marilyn Schreffler
||Unattributed female roles
- Urchin/gladiator from "Lost on GoBotron"?
- Nathan's mum (Banfield or Braxton)
- AJ's aunt Katherine (Banfield or Braxton)
- Mrs. Cocoa
Noelle North = Buddy from "Whiz Kid"
I was just checking IMDB for Bob Ridgely info and it says that he voiced Buggyman and Fly Trap. Do you think that could be the case?
- Y'know, funnily, I was just digging into Ridgley a bit today. I'm not sure about those two, but I am growing convinced he was Hans-Cuff (try comparing him to Commander General from Dexter's Lab's "Dial M for Monkey"), as he did work on the pilot mini. Renegades can be a real pain to figure out - their heavy electronic modulation can really obscure an actor's voice. I guess I could see BuggyMan and Fly Trap having the same actor... - Chris McFeely (talk) 20:22, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
- Would it be a problem if I listed them as being voiced by Ridgely for now, or should I leave them off his page? (Also just realized I forgot to sign my last comment.) SoundJack426 (talk) 20:41, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
- Eh, I probably wouldn't. - Chris McFeely (talk) 21:53, 13 February 2017 (UTC)