->''"He hates crime, he hates due process. He apparently hates his vocal chords, too."''
-->-- '''UGO''' on Creator/ChristianBale's Franchise/{{Batman}} (from ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'')

A character who speaks with a deep, throaty rasp, characteristic of chain {{smok|y Voice}}ers and many {{tomboy|ish voice}}s. This style of speaking gives the character an ominous or solemn tone, so it's usually the domain of {{Anti Hero}}es, protagonists of DarkerAndEdgier works, and [[EvilSoundsRaspy villains.]]

Often overlaps with EvilSoundsRaspy and EvilSoundsDeep (but not always). Not to be confused with GrowlingGut.

For music, see HarshVocals for the use of growled vocals, and BadassBaritone and BassoProfundo for someone whose voice is simply low. May also be half of a SopranoAndGravel duet.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Alucard from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' has a deep voice in all adaptations, and can switch from smooth and cultured to a bone-chilling, bestial growl when he's angry, fighting or feeding.
* Kaidou Kaoru from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. How a fourteen-year-old has rumbly bass like a grumpy avalanche is beyond us.
* Quincy in ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis''.
* Vegeta, in the first English dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', as voiced by Creator/BrianDrummond. Creator/ChristopherSabat as well, if less so.
** As well as both English versions of fellow [[HeelFaceTurn heel turned villain]] Piccolo.
* Croquet in ''Anime/YuGiOh''.
* Lucy from ''Manga/ElfenLied'' provides a female example of this trope.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s Gaara as voiced by Creator/LiamOBrien. It sort of works, but it's still quite strange in Part I considering at the time Gaara was ''twelve.''
** Creator/NeilKaplan's voice for Madara Uchiha also qualifies.
* Garterbelt in ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''.
* [[BigBad Raoh]] from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' in the animated adaptations.
* The initial BigBad of ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'', Cherubimon, sounds like this, even during the flashbacks to before his FaceHeelTurn.
* Creator/JohnSwasey's Crocodile from ''Manga/OnePiece'' sounds reminiscent of WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries' Two-Face at times.
* Creator/PatrickSeitz's version of Dio Brando from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' sounds like he eats gravel for breakfast, making him sound a lot like [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} another villainous vampire he plays]].
* Guts from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' has a deep voice, in contrast with his friend/nemesis [[SoftSpokenSadist Griffith.]]

* Rorschach in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. His speech bubbles are ragged and frayed. He also uses clipped syntax, and several characters note his eerie monotone voice.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* Downplayed due to his youth, but ever since facing Moltres on Mt. Ember, Ash in ''Fanfic/{{Traveler}}'' has much a much deeper and gravelly voice due to smoke damage to his throat; he also has a hard time raising his voice above a certain level. When they meet, Brendan asks if Ash gargles with sandpaper due to how gravelly it sounds.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Rorschach from ''Film/{{Watchmen}}''.
* Creator/GeorgeCScott's characters, most notably Film/{{Patton}} and [[Film/DrStrangelove Buck Turgidson]]. Only in rare occasions did Scott [[{{averted}} avert]] this trope and speak in a relatively mellow voice.
* Franchise/{{Batman}} is his various films tends to speak in a deep voice, whereas Bruce Wayne has a softer voice. This has its origin in the comics, where Batman is stated to disguise his voice while in costume.
** ''Film/{{Batman}}'' had Creator/MichaelKeaton give Batman a lower, raspy voice while keeping his natural voice as Bruce Wayne. This influenced all future versions of the character, whereas before when Batman was portrayed outside of comics he had a more typical heroic voice a la Creator/AdamWest. Creator/ValKilmer gave a similar interpretation for ''Film/BatmanForever'', although pushed a little more extreme as Bruce was a charming CEO and Batman serious. Creator/GeorgeClooney was notable [[AvertedTrope for having no change in voice]] between Batman and Bruce Wayne.
** ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'' pushes the voice to the extreme. In ''Film/BatmanBegins'' Batman used an intense whisper when talking to allies, but used an animalistic growl when interrogating or intimidating crooks. In the following films he does it all the time, even when speaking with people who know his identity.
** Film/DCExtendedUniverse has a more subtle version, as Creator/BenAffleck offers only a slightly deeper version of his natural voice as Batman. But he takes to using a voice modulator built into the costume to artificially distort and drop his voice even lower. In his fight with Superman in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', when his armor gets damaged you can hear the distortion effect come in and out.
* Creator/ClintEastwood characters, especially his westerns and his later roles, such as Walt Kowalski in ''Film/GranTorino''.
* Vincent Valentine in ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'' and its game sequel, ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus''.
* Marv from ''Film/SinCity''.
* Joe Cabot, ''Film/ReservoirDogs''.
** Lawrence Tierney generally, although not so much when he was younger.
* Creator/RussellCrowe in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' constantly speaks with a deep, growling voice. This is echoed in subsequent performances.
* Snake Plissken from ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' and ''Film/EscapeFromLA'', although there's a bit of a Creator/ClintEastwood hiss in there, too.
* The Beast from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' is a heroic example.
* Character actor Michael Wincott is known for his gravelly voice. He is probably best known for his villain roles in TheNineties, such as ''Film/TheCrow'', ''Film/StrangeDays'' and ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves''.
* Freddy Krueger of ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' and its sequels.
* Edgar Frog from ''Film/TheLostBoys'' movies.
* The Humungous in ''Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior'': his voice sounds just as devastated as what little we can see of his face looks.
* Any character played by British actor James Mason.
* Creator/KarlUrban in ''Film/{{Dredd}}''.
* In ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' The Doctor's voice is half crazy snake and half Darth Vader, and he even manages to drop it an octave lower [[spoiler: when he upgrades to Cobra Commander]].
* Music/TomWaits, whenever he acts in things like ''Film/TheImaginariumOfDoctorParnassus' or ''Film/SevenPsychopaths''. Unsurprisingly, his singing career is best-known for the HarshVocals.
* The Kurgan in ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', probably because of his botched beheading.
* In ''Film/{{Birdman}}'', the protagonist's ImaginaryFriend (played by Creator/MichaelKeaton) speaks in a deep, growling voice that's reminiscent of Batman. Keaton described it in an interview as a "bastardization" of his Batman voice.
* Yoda's voice in ''Franchise/StarWars'' is a less threatening, more {{Muppet}}y (courtesy of Creator/FrankOz) version of this.
* Played for laughs in ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', where the EvilAlbino assistant torturer speaks in a gutteral growl -- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z05StkAKKF0 at least for a while]].

* Fenrir Greyback's voice is described this way in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books. The audiobook version by [[ManOfAThousandVoices Jim Dale]] does too.
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''Literature/NightLords'' series describes [[DemonicPossession The Exalted]] as having a voice like this, which is best demonstrated in the audio drama ''Throne of Lies''.
** It gets bonus points for having the only speaking role requiring the Legion's birth language and BlackSpeech for extra creepy and evil.
* Butler from ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' is described as having a 'gravelly bass'.
* Justified in ''Literature/HaloShadowOfIntent''. Rtas 'Vadum has had half his mouth sliced off in battle, so he has to speak from deep in his throat to make up for it. (This is an InformedAbility in the context of the games, as in ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'' and ''{{VideoGame/Halo 3}}'' he has seemingly no trouble speaking.)

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Wesley but it's justified in the aftermath of his throat-slitting. He adopts a sotto voice for the remainder of the show, and the scar remains visible for a long time.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Gregor Clegane, especially in Season 4, to the point of sounding animalistic.
** Unlike his father who has a BadassBaritone, Robb has a much raspier voice.
** Rickard Karstark has a very raspy voice.
** Robett Glover has a raspy and intimidating voice.
* Odo from ''Series/{{Star Trek Deep Space Nine}}'' has a raspy voice.
* [[KnightTemplar The Inquisitor]] on ''Series/RedDwarf''. On the commentary, it's mentioned that the actor originally shouted all his lines, but was told to growl them because shouting made him seem less in control.
** Hudzen 10 is this as well, so as to mask the actor's strong Scottish accent.
* ''Series/{{Hannibal}} 's '''The Great Red Dragon''', till he–unsuspectingly–loses his voice box.
* Alec Baldwin and Will Arnett qualify, such that when Arnett guested on ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'', Liz Lemon said they could have a "talking like this contest". (Obviously audio would be needed here; when she said that, she was [[SelfDemonstratingArticle speaking low and raspy]].)
** In another episode, Liz Lemon attempts to mock Jack Donnaghy's voice and management style, but ends up slipping into a Franchise/{{Batman}} impression.
* Eliot from ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' definitely qualifies.
* The Cookie Monster from ''Series/SesameStreet''.
** Herry Monster,also from ''Sesame Street''.
** Animal, one of ''Franchise/TheMuppets''
** Chuck, the leader of the Riverbottom gang in Literature/EmmetOttersJugBandChristmas.
* Lurch from Series/TheAddamsFamily. Originally he was supposed to be mute. Then Ted Cassidy [[ThrowItIn threw in]] a ''"You rannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng?"''
* Gleb Zheglov from ''Series/TheMeetingPlaceCannotBeChanged''.
* Fans often complain about Chuck Bass doing this on ''Series/GossipGirl''. His father was the same way...
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Dean has become increasingly gruff over the seasons (seriously, listen to season one compared to season six). Castiel too is fairly growly, although this is on purpose; actor Misha Collins felt that as Castiel's natural voice shatters windows and makes people's ears bleed, his voice in his human vessel should be rather tough-sounding. (He has also confirmed that he and Jensen Ackles 'compete' during their scenes together to see who can sound growlier, although this [[SarcasmMode may not be literally true]].) Bobby could also be considered an offender, as could Crowley... it's pretty much just a cast full of [=BatVoice=]. Dean's growling voice was awesomely lampshaded at least twice: once in "The Real Ghostbusters" when a fan was pretending to be Dean, and once in "The French Mistake" when Jensen was [[MindScrew playing Dean playing Jensen playing Dean.]] ("That's how he does it.")
* Richard Harrow on ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire.'' Actor Jack Huston said that he figured the deformed veteran had had operations on his throat and jaw that would affect his voice, so he [[DoingItForTheArt stuffed his mouth with cotton balls]] and came up with the voice for the audition.
* Michael from ''Series/{{Nikita}}'' has this as well, although this is actually how Shane West's voice sounds. Lampshaded by Alex in Episode 1x16.
* Hank Voight from ''Series/ChicagoPD'' has a deep bass growl that sounds like he gurgles glass shards for fun. Notable because that's actor Jason Beghe's actual voice, thanks to damage to his vocal cords sustained after an automobile accident in '99.
* William Adama from ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. This is how he got the callsign "Husker"
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Various monsters had guttural growler voices, but the most notable character who talked like this would be [[TheDragon Goldar]].
* Charles Vane possesses Zach [=McGowan's=] deep, gravelly, voice in ''Series/BlackSails''. Despite it, and Vane's rather barbaric appearance, Vane himself is actually rather clever and erudite, speaking often on issues such as freedom and the value of strength.
* Yukio Yamagata, who was therefore quite an appropriate choice for the wild-animal-themed ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger'' theme.
* If John Casey of Series/{{Chuck}} slips into this, you'd best be ready to run, because it means you've just pushed his BerserkButton (of which there are ''many''). Chuck also affects one when masquerading as an assassin who also perpetually speaks with this.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In Seasons 12-14, the Fourth Doctor - who usually speaks in a pleasant velvety tone - will suddenly launch into a disturbing, almost animalistic gravelly voice when being [[BlueAndOrangeMorality alien]]. [[CreepyGood Eek]]. Mostly dropped as a CharacterTic after he becomes LighterAndSofter from Season 15 on.
** PlayedForLaughs in the ''Fourth Doctor Adventures'' audio drama "Destination: Nerva", in which, while trying to get the attention of a character named 'Dr Foster', he launches into his stomach-churning growl voice to say "''Dr Foster, [[WaxingLyrical have you ever been to Gloucester in a shower of rain?!]]''".
** Twelfth Doctor definitely has this.
* ''Series/{{Fargo}}'': in the second season, Bear Gerhardt speaks with a deep, raspy voice that could shake the fillings out of your teeth.

[[folder:New Media]]
* Strong Bad on the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' website, though it has been toned down over the years.
* ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'' has a tendency to growl when her anger levels are starting to rise.
* Creator/OlanRogers uses this for many of his characters, most of which are parodies of {{Anti Hero}}es. He's a LargeHam.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker changes his voice to speak in this manner when playing the "Deadman" persona of his character. As the more down-to-Earth, less-fantastical "American Badass," he uses his natural voice, which would also probably qualify for this trope.
* Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, as his character became more and more fiendish and vindictive, would resort to growling when angry, especially when using his {{catch phrase}}s (see his page for examples).
* A rare female example is Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon, who likely takes it from her father. She does it only very rarely, however.
* Wrestling/TripleH goes through this, especially after aging into his mid-40s.
* Wrestling/BrianPillman had a voice like this due to multiple childhood bouts with throat polyps.
* Macho Man Wrestling/RandySavage was (amongst many other things) very well known for his distinctly deep and growly voice, most commonly associated with the words [[BigYes "Oooooh Yeah!"]] and "Snap into a Slim Jim!".

* Trekkie Monster from ''Theatre/AvenueQ''.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Manfred von Karma from the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series (both versions).
* Nearly every single Chaos unit in ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'', but Khorne Berserkers [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpKN-U1-bWk really take the cake]].
* Kroc in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64''.
-->'''GET OUT'''!
** King K. Rool in the same game.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'': Solid Snake has a ridiculously guttural voice, especially in the fourth installment of the series. However, one could argue that his voice isn't like that just for the sake of it: he is both old and a lifelong smoker.
** Supposedly, part of the reason Snake's voice got so guttural is because as the actor aged he found it harder to do the voice properly.
** Apparently, the drastic upgrade in Snake's growling from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' to ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' was Creator/DavidHayter's idea; he thought that Snake's voice would completely fall apart as he prematurely aged. His voice for Naked Snake/Big Boss in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' is almost as growly, but still young-sounding, while his older Big Boss voice for ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' is as harsh as Old Snake's but doesn't sound as sickly.
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', Raiden becoming this when he's in [[AxCrazy "Jack]] [[BloodKnight the]] [[CombatSadomasochist Rip]][[SociopathicHero per"]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide persona]].
* [[CreepyChild Kurodōji]] from ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'' sometimes lets out this kind of sound when he's not [[LaughingMad laughing]] or hissing instead. ''Yes'', he is [[VocalDissonance a child]].
* Marcus Fenix and the Locust Horde from ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar''. Marcus has the gravely voice of a chain smoker, whereas the voice of the locusts pretty much are gravel and bass in and of themselves. This contrasts with the harsh windy whispery voices of the therons.
* Torn and Damas from the ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'' series.
* Alex Mercer from ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' sounds like he's in serious need of some menthol tablets when he's yelling (which is often), though he has a deep voice to begin with. It's just clear that shouting in it requires effort.
* Cole [=McGrath=] from ''VideoGame/InFamous'' is an excellent example. [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] likened his voice to "a blender filled with gravel." It becomes noticeably less gravely in the sequel; he's still raspy but at a higher register.
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Firion]] in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''. Strikes a good contrast with the cheery-sounding characters. Interestingly for this trope, Firion is about as far from "dark and edgy antihero" as one can get, being optimistic, caring, and [[RealMenWearPink fond of flowers]]. He's practically {{Moe}}.
** Also Kefka at times. It's actually [[MoodWhiplash a bit jarring]] to hear him go from high-pitched, gleeful cries of joy at the prospect of maiming his opponent to snarling in a way that is most definitely ''not'' humorous.
* Garland (Garr) sounds like this when fighting in VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII.
* "Visions" from ''VideoGame/RockBand 2'' deserves special mention here. Absurdly guttural, nigh incomprehensible lyrics. Sung by a woman, no less!
* Shadow Teddie, in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}:the Golden'', speaks in a deep growling bass.
* Thane from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has a perpetual rasp, which seems to be a racial trait for the drell, as Kolyat has a similar (if less pronounced) effect to his voice. Wrex, Grunt and the rest of the krogan also have slight rasps to their voices.
* Ghouls in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' universe speak this way, due to their decomposition (even the women, though they have a slightly higher register). Chris Haversam, a perfectly normal human who believes he is a ghoul, speaks with a similar rasp; as you first hear him over a PA it leads you to believe he actually is a ghoul. It's averted in the case of Dean Domino of the Dead Money DLC, who seems to have kept his lounge singer voice after all these years. Super Mutants and Nightkin also apply. However, as of ''Videogame/{{Fallout 4}}'' a ghoul's voice varies from sounding growly to sounding like any other human.
** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has at least three Super Mutants that, oddly, speak in a normal human voice: Neil from Black Mountain, Marcus from ''Fallout 2'', and an unnamed Super Mutant Master in Jacobstown. Raul the ghoul companion has a much less gravelly voice than other ghouls, one ghoul member of the Followers has a clear voice, and Jason Bright has an echoey synthetic-sounding voice (electronic voicebox?).
** Ulysses in ''Lonesome Road''.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
** The male [[TheUndead Forsaken]].
** The male [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Worgen]] in ''Cataclysm''.
* Rexxar and Mannoroth in ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII''.
* The male [[LooksLikeOrlok Nosferatu]] in ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''.
* Sam Gideon, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Vanquish}}'', as well as [[Creator/SteveBlum Col. Robert Burns]]' dump-truck-full-of-rocks-in-a-giant-bass-drum vocalizations.
** Creator/GideonEmery, who voiced [[TheDanza Sam Gideon]] embodies this trope in many of his other [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII video game roles]] as well.
* Painwheel, from ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'', is a rare female example.
* [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis The Nemesis]], with his infamous "S.T.A.R.S" grunt before he tries to kill you.
* Geralt of Rivia from ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''.
* Caleb from ''VideoGame/{{Blood}}''.
* Adam Jensen from ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', though it's made clear in the opening of ''VideoGame/DeusExMankindDivided'' that he is, in fact, a chain-smoker. His voice actor's natural voice doesn't sound all that different, oddly enough...
* [[BadassLongcoat Auron]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''.
* [[BloodKnight Sergei "Eater" Brynner]] from ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy''. A few of his squadron members also qualify.
* [[BigBad Bowser]] from ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' onwards, but not in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine''. He regained this type of voice in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** [[LizardFolk Argonians]] throughout the series tend to have very raspy voices.
** Every male [[OurElvesAreBetter Dunmer (Dark Elf)]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' speaks in a very low and gravelly voice. In contrast to the guards in later games, Dunmer guards in ''Morrowind'' actually sound quite intimidating.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
*** One of the default male voices is rather deep and growling and is generally associated with particularly brutish characters like Farkas or Arnbjorn.
*** In the ''Dawnguard'' DLC, the ''Morrowind'' AscendedExtra EnsembleDarkhorse, St. Jiub, makes an appearance as a spirit in the [[SpiritWorld Soul Cairn]]. Unlike the rest of the Dunmer in ''Skyrim'', he still has the same low, gravelly voice he had in ''Morrowind''.
** In the series' background lore, the Imga, a minor race of intelligent "ape men" native to Valenwood who idolize the [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]], are said to speak with very gravelly, baritone voices. Despite this, they attempt to speak with perfect enunciation and courtly manners to impress the Altmer.
** This is also the case for the [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giants]]. When speaking in their [[ConLang own language]], it is said to sound like an incomprehensible string of grunts and roars. Some Giants have learned some basic Tamriellic, however, though they still speak it in a very deep and gravelly voice.
** Every [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]] who has spoken thus far in the series has done so in a deep, booming voice.
* Albert Wesker from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' is given this kind of voice after sounding more like a [[AristocratsAreEvil posh-sounding]] EvilBrit in the previous games.
* [[LemonyNarrator Ruck]] from ''VideoGame/{{Bastion}}''.
* The Soldier class from ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' speaks in an iconic gravelly bark. He is shown smoking in canon, but his constant rasp is really attributed to his [[DrillSergeantNasty lack of an indoor voice.]]
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** Knuckles has a bit of a gruff voice when voiced by Dan Green and currently Travis Willingham. This fits his tough guy character.
** Black Doom in ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog''.
* Leo from ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns'' has an interesting take on this. When he gets shouty, his voice does become strained but keeps a high register. This is most notable in the second fight against Jack, and it makes him sound feral, which ties into his lion motif.
* Victor Lazarin of ''VideoGame/WildStar.'' Unsurprising, considered he's voiced by Creator/JimCummings.
* Conrad Marburg of ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' speaks in a deep, gravelly monotone. Another Creator/JimCummings role.
* Aiden Pearce, the AntiHero protagonist of ''Videogame/WatchDogs'', speaks with a gravelly voice.
* Sol Badguy of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', particularly in the English dub of ''Xrd'', where he sounds like Creator/SteveBlum.
* In ''Videogame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', the male Bounty Hunter has an intensely gravelly voice that is occasionally mistaken for Steve Blum. Blum himself voices several characters, most notably Sith Inquisitor companion/love interest Andronikos Revel.
* The VillainProtagonist known as Not Important in ''VideoGame/{{Hatred}}''.
* Eric Bane in ''VideoGame/{{Dark}}''.
* A few of [[VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} Overwatch's]] heroes fall under this category, namely Reaper, Soldier:76, and ''especially'' Roadhog.
* Samuel Hayden from ''VideoGame/Doom2016'', aided by some mechanical distortion.
* Herschel Biggs from ''VideoGame/LaNoire''. Makes sense when you know who his actor is.

* ''Webcomic/{{The Monster and The Girl}}'': Kenrick's speech bubbles are extremely frayed, rough edged, and a bold type face is used.
* Dr. Stein from ''Webcomic/BloodStain'' is implied to sound like this. More than one character has commented on his voice, one describing it as "sandpaper polishing a rusty can". This is communicated visually through his speech bubbles. Unlike those of the other characters, his are black with white writing, and tend to become jagged or gain a red outline when he's angry.
* ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'': Commander Badass is described as having a voice "like gargling tar." He claims that this is actually one of the only things that gives him unabashed happiness, as he can always go to the drive-through and try to convince the clerk he's Film/{{Beetlejuice}} and Music/TomWaits on a road trip.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfTaras'', Ghost (A sixteen-year-old girl) speaks with a throaty rasp described as sounding like she "[[BodyHorror swallowed a bag of thumb-tacks]]".
* The ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'' video on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seBpXt8_6xs The Dark Knight]]:
-->'''Superman''': Wait, is that your stage voice?\\
'''Batman''': [growling] Yeah? What about it?\\
'''Superman''': Yeah, well, are you gargling marbles or something? ''I can barely understand you.''
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'': Sweetie Belle. She used to sing for a DeathMetal band, and she sounds the part.
* WebVideo/JacksFilms' [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA6687CF25DE17420 "Your Grammar Sucks"]] [[DrinkingGame drinking specials]], where Jack puts on the persona of a bro-dude named "Chad Broseph Huntington". [[note]]starting with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el5rMq0TMUM&list=PLA6687CF25DE17420&index=21 episode 21,]] followed by another once every ten episodes from then on.[[/note]] Keep in mind, the drinking part always comes in after a few minutes of standard Your Grammar Sucks material, probably [[ItMakesSenseInContext to not freak out or confuse anybody who's watching an episode of YGS for the first time.]] Especially with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz3UZWq49uk&list=PLA6687CF25DE17420 YGS 51]]....
* One of the defining trats of Joji Miller's persona, WebVideo/FilthyFrank, to the point where you have to wonder if it hurts his actor's voice at all.
* WebOriginal/{{Eddie|AtTheLMV}} from The LMV talks like this. He has admitted that this is the biggest reason why he barely gets any solos.
* [[TheDragon Amaroq]] and [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure the Sheriff of Hollow]] in ''WebAnimation/NoEvil'' have deep and growly voices. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the outtakes videos:
-->'''Sheriff:''' We're gonna have us a growl-off.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Cody has this kind of voice. Although there is nothing menacing about him to warrant it.
** Killer Monster has this kind of voice to make him more menacing.
* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': Drake's got a very quiet, growly voice to reflect his serious and powerful nature.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'''s Nathan Explosion [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggerates this trope]] [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]], to the point that his normal voice sounds like a death metal growl. Somehow, when he's singing, it gets even ''more'' guttural. It must be heard to be believed.
** The Metal Masked Assassin as well, especially in The Doomstar Requiem. Fitting, as he's voiced by [[Music/CannibalCorpse George 'Corpsegrinder' Fisher]].
* Shnitzel from ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'', quite fitting since apparently he's made of gravel.
* Froggo from ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': Dr. Mrs. The Monarch (formerly Dr. Girlfriend), which leads to a few Transvestite jokes (though she's apparently just a heavy smoker).
* Prolific voice actor Creator/ScottMcNeil has this as one of his primary vocal archetypes, heard best in his roles as [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Dinobot]], [[WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution Wolverine]], and other similar characters. To be fair, he's smoked for much of his life, which has helped him develop this voice, though he still warns his fans that they shouldn't follow his example.
* Nearly any incarnation of ''Creator/DCComics''' ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}. Nearly every actor to voice him has pitched his voice way, way down (notably Creator/FrankWelker, perhaps best known as Fred from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''). Even Creator/MichaelIronside in the DCAU was pitched down for the character's initial appearances on ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', although his later appearances have Ironside pretty much using his actual voice, which is growly and guttural already.
** Two-Face also qualifies, especially the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' versions.
** Creator/KevinConroy would pitch shift his voice to a lighter, sing song Bruce Wayne and a deeper, gravelly Batman. VocalEvolution over the course of more than 20 years, including other animated shows and video games, offers a variety of styles of different intensities.
* Dr. Claw in ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' is one of the most well known examples.
* [[spoiler: Kenny]] of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' speaks like this while in his guise as Mysterion, except for a couple points where he's so surprised by something that he responds in his normal voice before correcting himself.
** Cartman tries to do this as The Coon, but it comes out more like a raspy hiss.
* ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'': A number of characters (typically Decepticons) speak like this, such as Kup, Thundercracker, Blitzwing, Scrapper, Bombshell, and the Dinobots. Soundwave is another, more subtle example, since his voice actor (Frank Welker) uses his "Dr. Claw" voice[[note]]As revealed by a production error in the episode "Role For It",[[/note]], but it is played through a vocoder to give it a musical quality.
** Megatron gets this voice full-stop for [[Film/{{Transformers}} the film series]]. Likewise for Soundwave, whose voice wasn't vocoded this time.
** On the newer TF side of things, ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' has Megatron reprised by Creator/FrankWelker with VocalEvolution, Starscream voiced by Creator/SteveBlum, and Dreadwing voiced by Creator/TonyTodd. The second season also introduced Hardshell, an Elite Insecticon voiced by Creator/DavidKaye (imagine a more growling ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' Megatron).
*** If Hardshell counts, so does ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'''s Lugnut, with whom he shares his voice actor.
* Mr. Anthony De Martino from ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' has this voice (with a vague New Yorker accent), he's also shown as a smoker in one episode which probably explains it.
* Shadow Weaver from ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' is a female example.
* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] (yes, ''that'' Homer Simpson) talks like this a lot in the Hungarian and French-Canadian dubs.
** In the Tracy Ullman shorts and the first few seasons, Dan Castellaneta used a much deeper voice for Homer which was supposedly a Creator/WalterMatthau imitation; he switched to the current voice because he had difficulty sustaining and putting emotion in the original voice.
** Marge and her sisters all have incredibly gravelly voices for women, the latter two moreso due to being chain smokers.
* Alfe in ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz'', though he's anything but solemn.
* Wolverine in the '90s ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' animated series.
* Chief Thunderhooves, King Sombra, and Lord Tirek in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
* Timber Wolf from ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperheroes''; his voice gets even deeper and raspier when he enters his more bestial form.
* Hephaestus in ''WesternAnimation/ClassOfTheTitans''
* Rick D. Wasserman's Hulk/The Green Scar from ''WesternAnimation/PlanetHulk''. His voice rivals Lou Ferrigno's tenure as the Hulk.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The three way ([[spoiler:technically four way]]) [[FusionDance fusion]] Alexandrite is a rare female version of this... [[ItMakesSenseInContext half of the time.]] When she speaks from her normal human-like mouth it's a ContraltoOfDanger but when she speaks from the [[TooManyMouths second]] tyrannosaur-like mouth on her neck, her voice becomes rough and raspy.

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* Music/LouisArmstrong is possibly the [[TropeMaker Trope Maker]] for musicians. Or at least the first one to record with this kind of voice.
* Music/CaptainBeefheart's voice was gravely and could produce CarefulWithThatAxe sounds that could make a microphone explode.
* Music/TomWaits talks and ''sings'' with this kind of voice.
* Canadian voice-over artist Bill Mitchell was famous (and much-imitated) for his throaty basso-profundo delivery, which will forever be associated with film trailers. He also did a good Creator/OrsonWelles impression. His voice came about due to a childhood bout of mumps which affected his vocal cords.
* Music/MilesDavis had throat surgery and wasn't supposed to talk for a certain period of time. However, he became so angry at someone that he started shouting, and ended up speaking like this for the rest of his life.
** The same thing happened to Bonnie Tyler. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise; her first song with the gravelly voice ("It's a Heartache") was also her breakthrough hit.
** Actor/Musician Tone Lōc, known for the song "Wild Thing" got his voice due to the fact that as a child, his mother had him drink a concoction of hot tea and brandy.
* Canadian actor Michael Wincott. [[EvilSoundsDeep He's usually cast as villains because of his voice]].
* One of voice actor Creator/ScottMcNeil's more well-used voices. Examples include [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Dinobot]] and [[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Lord Bale]].
* Almost anytime Creator/SteveBlum voices a particularly tough badass, a villain, or both, this is often the result.
** His voice as [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Oghren]] is more guttural than most of his previous performances, and [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Grunt]] is more guttural and deep than Oghren.
* Hungarian stage actor Szilveszter Szabo often ends up sounding like this, such as in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qll4I-i9HKI&feature=related this video]] of him as Tybalt in ''[[Theatre/RomeoEtJulietteDeLaHaineALamour Romeo es Julia: a Musical]]''.
* Japanese voice actor Creator/NorioWakamoto is [[MemeticMutation infamous]] for this, combined with his characters being {{Large Ham}}s.
* The late Creator/DonLaFontaine was best known for this type of voice. You probably know him best as that voice that used to say "InAWorld" in ads for movies.
* Creator/JohnDiMaggio is pretty much famous for this trope. Among his roles is the above mentioned Marcus Fenix.
* Creator/ShozoIizuka is another anime voice actor who often does this, especially when voicing lead villains.
* Creator/TonyTodd
* Creator/MichaelMadsen
* Eric Adams sings in this voice in certain songs. He can do clean singing very well also in others.
* Creator/BenicioDelToro
* Creator/SeanConnery, at least post-''Franchise/JamesBond'', or around the time he grew out his facial hair, whichever came first.
* [[Music/{{Rammstein}} Till Lindemann]].
* Blues musician Music/HowlinWolf.
* Creator/PeterCullen sometimes uses this kind of voice.
* Noam Chomsky.
* Creator/JimCummings
* Carl [=McCoy=] of Music/FieldsOfTheNephilim.
* Music/LeonardCohen
* Music/MarkLanegan
* No humans or any other living creatures on Earth hold a candle to the sound of a whale, as evidenced on the album ''Music/SongsOfTheHumpbackWhale'', which showcases nothing but these sounds.
* Creator/VinDiesel, whose deep voice shines through in all his roles, particularly [[Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick Riddick]], who sounds even deeper and more guttural than usual in his internal monologue, and ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', where his voice work had less computer assistance than you'd think.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkh3sknNnkI Crocodiles]] and [[https://youtu.be/xneiSfKk0Lo?t=17s alligators]]. Their growls are deep and rather terrifying, which is good because if you hear one you should run.
* Famed {{Pinball}} designer Creator/SteveRitchie often provides his own deep voice for callouts in his games, either as antagonists (''Pinball/BlackKnight2000'') or announcers (''Pinball/TheGetawayHighSpeed2, Pinball/NoFearDangerousSports''). VideoGame fans might know him better as the voice of Shao Kahn from the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' series ("Finish him!").
* The late great Creator/{{Mako}} Iwamatsu.
* Creator/JuliaRoberts!
* Creator/GregGiraldo, in addition to being coupled with a distinctive [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents Queens accent.]]
* The musical artist [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porcelain_Black Porcelain Black]] sings like this.
* The late voice actor [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_Candido Candy Candido]] (who voiced such characters as a [[WhenTreesAttack hostile apple tree]] in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', the "{{Injun|Country}}" chief in ''Disney/PeterPan'', and Fidget the bat in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'') lampshaded this with his CatchPhrase: "I'm feeling mighty [[{{Pun}} low]]."

--> This page is done? Well that just gravels my voice.