Vegeta English Voice Actors - Who did it best?

Best Vegeta voice actor?

  • Christopher Sabat

    Votes: 6 85.7%
  • Roger Rhodes

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Milton James

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Brian Drummond

    Votes: 1 14.3%

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Beerus

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You can compare the four voices in the video.


I think overall, most people would pick Sabat or Drummond. I think it comes down to what you grew up watching/hearing really. Since I grew up watching DBZ on Toonami, hands down, Sabat takes the cake. I love that voice and how cocky and full of pride it is. I think he did the best at capturing his personality. When you compare his voice to Ryō Horikawa's it matches it well as the English counterpart too.
 

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If you want to talk about similar voices to Ryo I would say Rhodes and Sabat are the closest, honestly, so my pick would be either one of them.
 

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As much as I love the Ocean dub and Drummond's version of Vegeta, Sabat wins...
I actually never watched the Ocean dub of it (which is no surprise not having lived in Canada) but there is just something special Sabat brought to his character. It is one of my favorite male character voices in all of the voice acting. It is right up there with David Hayter as Solid Snake. Both men gave these characters such good personalities that really showcase who they are and what they are about.
 

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I actually never watched the Ocean dub of it (which is no surprise not having lived in Canada) but there is just something special Sabat brought to his character. It is one of my favorite male character voices in all of the voice acting. It is right up there with David Hayter as Solid Snake. Both men gave these characters such good personalities that really showcase who they are and what they are about.
Oh absolutely, Sabat IS Vegeta in the English version, no question.

I'm almost positive the Ocean dub aired on Toonami and that's how I originally watched it [in the US], and then Funimation knocked them off the air...but...I don't really have anything to substantiate that...I just remember watching it on TV and liking it a lot more than Funimation for whatever reason. Maybe because that's what I watched first and change was scary at the time? Who knows...
 
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Oh absolutely, Sabat IS Vegeta in the English version, no question.

I'm almost positive the Ocean dub aired on Toonami and that's how I originally watched it, and then Funimation knocked them off the air...but...I don't really have anything to substantiate that...I just remember watching it on TV and liking it a lot more than Funimation for whatever reason. Maybe because that's what I watched first and change was scary at the time? Who knows...
I only remember his voice as Vegeta so maybe the first airing was using the ocean dub and I didn't watch the first run-through of the series. I just know I was 12 when I started watching it so that was in 2000. When did Toonami start? I don't even remember.
 

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I think Toonami first started just before the millenium, so 98 or 99, I was hooked on it back then!

I don't remember the exact timelines or how it all played out w/ the Ocean Dub, I just remember watching DBZ and it being the Ocean cast and then all of a sudden it was a bunch of new voices. Very strange way it happened.

Ocean Vegeta did have his moments, though, even if Sabat wipes the floor with him.


Speaking of Toonami...man...

 
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I think Toonami first started just before the millenium, so 98 or 99, I was hooked on it back then!

I don't remember the exact timelines or how it all played out w/ the Ocean Dub, I just remember watching DBZ and it being the Ocean cast and then all of a sudden it was a bunch of new voices. Very strange way it happened.

Ocean Vegeta did have his moments, though, even if Sabat wipes the floor with him.


Speaking of Toonami...man...

I found a comparison video of all the different versions. I didn't know there were so many lol

 

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Oh yeah, Ocean Vegeta really did have his great moments. I'll still always pick Sabat as the better voice for Vegeta, but Drummond had some incredible moments!
 
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I think Toonami first started just before the millenium, so 98 or 99, I was hooked on it back then!

I don't remember the exact timelines or how it all played out w/ the Ocean Dub, I just remember watching DBZ and it being the Ocean cast and then all of a sudden it was a bunch of new voices. Very strange way it happened.

Ocean Vegeta did have his moments, though, even if Sabat wipes the floor with him.


Speaking of Toonami...man...

Damn, I never heard the Ocean dub before. I really like that Vegeta, but even more...that Goku! He doesn't sound like a flipping buffoon!
 

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I wish it was readily available because I would love to watch it from start to finish again. It was a solid experience.
 

Super Kami Guru

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A quick cursory search shows it's very difficult to track down, sadly. Will keep up the search, though! It's got to be out there somewhere!
 
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The Ocean dub doesn't exist on currently print media. So you'd have to find it streamed online through different sources. Ever since Kai was broadcast Funimation is the only dub English speakers get regardless of the country. I didn't care for how they kept switching voice actors for Goku in the Ocean dub. They went through 4 different actors from the start to the end of Z. At least Brian Drummond went the entire series run as Vegeta and had some really iconic moments. It goes back and forth for me between Sabat and Drummond because their delieveries on certain scenes can differ wildly from version to version. Maybe that's why I'm a sub fan because it's consistent across the board.
 
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Yeah, it seems that's about all you can realistically expect to find unless you get lucky and stumble across the DVDs or VHS copies out there.
 

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Yeah, it seems that's about all you can realistically expect to find unless you get lucky and stumble across the DVDs or VHS copies out there.
Maybe someone will eventually upload them. I mean if there is enough desire for it, someone looking to make some ad revenue on a website might host it.
 
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