View Full Version : What Voices Fit The IDW Characters?

11-27-2016, 01:44 PM
I don't know if a thread like this exist yet as I know its been touched on before. I wanted to extend a conversation I started up in issue #64's thread and also did not want to distract from the issue itself.

Who do you hear in IDW as far as the TMNT themselves or any other character? I am particularly interested in IDW original characters.

A few I hear are:

Brian Murray as Harold Lilja.
Hope Summers as Libby Meinter.
Renae Jacobs as Mrs. O'Neil.
Marc Thompson as Mr. O'Neil(Uncle Augie's voice).
Barbara Goodson as Kitsune.
Christopher Sabat as Quanin
Robbie Rist as Woody, the pizza delivery boy
Charlie Adler as Old Hob
Clancey Brown (with a french accent) as Herman the Hermit Krab
Kath Soucie as Sally Pride
Kate Miccui as Lindsay
Doug Lawrence as Man Ray

I typically hear the 2003 TMNT and in flashbacks I hear the 1987 Turtles.
Marc Thompson as Casey Jones
Kevin Clash as Splinter
I always hear James Avery as Shredder.
Hun same as 2003 yet not as deep while still Arnold Jones Sr.

About the only one I don't have a set voice for is Alopex. I am curious to who you all have cast her as, according what seems natural to you all. Susan Eisenberg seems like a possibility but I am not sure.

11-27-2016, 03:49 PM
Usually when I'm reading the Turtles, their voices switch back and forth. Usually It's 2K3 Leo and Donnie, 2k7 Raphael, and Mikey switches back and forth from something like the FW show, and the something like the 2k12 voice.

11-27-2016, 03:58 PM
I tend towards:

Breckin Meyer for Mike
Jason Biggs for Leo
Josh Pais for Raph
Mitchell Whitfield for Don

With Mako as Splinter.

11-27-2016, 04:33 PM
Yeah, I'm pretty much exclusively 4Kids in my head. Except Casey is the 1990 film... for the life of me, I've gone blank as to the actor. Embarrassing.

As for new characters or old Fred Wolf characters (example: Bebop and Rocksteady), it's harder to pin down. I was trying to think of who Harold sounds like, per the other thread. I know WHAT he sounds like, just not WHO.

But I've been sick all week, so my memory and usual pizazz for names is pretty beat up right now... I'll be back when I'm not sick as a dying dog.

11-27-2016, 04:38 PM
/cough/ Elias Kotes /cough/

11-27-2016, 10:49 PM
I hear 4kids for the TMNT, Splinter, Shredder, Baxter, Bishop, and Dunn/Phantoms.
I hear FW for Krang, Rat King, and B&R.
And for everyone else, just random made up voices, not from anyone in particular.

11-28-2016, 12:48 AM
For Shredder I hear Paul Nakauchi

11-28-2016, 07:23 AM
/cough/ Elias Kotes /cough/

That was it, duh. Thank you!

11-28-2016, 11:07 AM
That was it, duh. Thank you!


11-28-2016, 11:09 AM
It's, Koteas. But, yes.

11-28-2016, 11:24 AM
Different question...

Who would John Goodman voice in TMNT? :tgrin:

11-28-2016, 11:59 AM
Different question...

Who would John Goodman voice in TMNT? :tgrin:

Detective Kara Lewis's boss. A minor role as they come, but it just fits.

Any takers on Alopex or anyone I listed above?

11-28-2016, 01:07 PM
Different question...

Who would John Goodman voice in TMNT? :tgrin:

Darius Dun.

Detective Kara Lewis's boss. A minor role as they come, but it just fits.

Any takers on Alopex or anyone I listed above?

Rachael Lillis, for me.

11-28-2016, 01:12 PM
Different question...

Who would John Goodman voice in TMNT? :tgrin:


11-28-2016, 01:47 PM

NEVER say that name. :tlol:

Detective Kara Lewis's boss. A minor role as they come, but it just fits.

Any takers on Alopex or anyone I listed above?

Gotta be honest, not recognizing most of those names. Need to look them up and have my "oh duh" moments. :trazz:

And I still haven't figured out who I hear in my head for Harold. The closest I can come (and this isn't right, but it's still pretty good) is DeForrest Kelley.

11-28-2016, 08:18 PM
Kara is the cop from the Michelangelo issue and much later Hun was broken out of custody by Hob in her care. Casey calls her inquiring of his whereabouts before Hun is found by Michelangelo and finally as the police liason to Agent Bishop. She does not have an overseer on screen, but I can see John Goodman being a cop behind the desk type.

Hope you are doing better. I appreciate your insights.

One of those VAs that appeats everywhere is Frank Welker. Who would he voice in IDW?

I will have to listen ro an audioclip of your suggestion of Alooex's voice, TTNs.

11-28-2016, 08:39 PM
How about Cillian Murphy for Rat King? He has a nice soft voice that can be charming or creepy at his whim... deceptively powerful.

11-29-2016, 04:01 PM
Here's my list so far:

Leo: 2K3 (Michael Sinterniklaas)
Mikey: 2K12 (Greg Cipes)
Donny: 2K12 (Rob Paulsen)
Raph: 2K3 (Greg Abbey)
Master Splinter: 2K12 (Hoon Lee)
April: 2K3 (Veronica Taylor)
Casey: 90s Movie (Elias Koteas)

Shredder: 90s Movie (David McCharen)
Karai: 2K7 Movie (Zhang Ziyi)
Baxter Stockman: 2K3 (Scott Williams)
Kitsune: Lucy Liu (Don’t know why, she just sounds awesome)
Hun: 2K3 (Greg Carey)
Krang: 2K12 (Gilbert Godfrey)
Bebop and Rocksteady: OoTS (Gary Anthony Williams + Sheamus)
Agent Bishop: Steve Blum (Think Yamaki from "Digimon Tamers)
Leatherhead: 2K3 (Frederick B. Owens, Seasons 2-3)
Darius Dunn: Brian Blessed (It's those outbursts)

Old Hob: Michael Rosenbaum, don’t ask
Slash: 2K12 (Corey Fieldman)

Alopex: Tara Strong (Imagine it with her “Raven” voice from Teen Titans)
Angel: 2K3 (Tara Sands)

11-30-2016, 08:30 AM
I tend to imagine all of the characters who have also appeared in the 2003 series as being voiced by the 2003 voice actors, with Angel being the major exception since she's a lot older than her 2003 counterpart.

I envision Alopex as being voiced by Michaela Dietz and Harold Lillja being voiced by Lewis Black. While I usually have consistent "voices" in mind for other characters (Slash, Old Hob, Sally) I can't quite place names to them.

12-20-2016, 09:46 AM
Pulling this back up...

Harold Lilja just hit me while reading #64 as being voiced by Ed Asner for me. Dunno why, but it fit for me.

12-20-2016, 10:15 AM
After having watched Rogue One with it's jarring CGI Peter Cushing, I'm starting wonder what character the real Cushing could have voiced... Darius, maybe?

01-25-2017, 02:57 PM
In my mind when I read them, I tend to use the 2003 turtles for the main four, April and Splinter. Then for Shredder I usually go with the current Nick series, and for Casey I flip back and forward between Nick and 2003 for some reason. Krang is an interesting one, because for some reason my brain always reads him as 2003 Shredder voice! It seems to work in my head, for some reason!

02-12-2017, 04:55 PM
Just realized who I've been using as my Alopex voice lately.

Stephanie Lemelin.